Good to know that racism is dead, and that the era of laws designed to perpetuate structural white privilege are a barbaric relic of the…oh dammit hello there, Florida.
A pub owner in Orlando, Fla. was arrested after allegedly holding a black couple at gunpoint and telling them to call Jesse Jackson, the Orlando Sentinel newspaper reported Wednesday.
Oh good. They were there for a birthday dinner and drinks. Apparently in Orlando, instead of singing Happy Birthday to you, they threaten to shoot you.
Bruns then reportedly left the room and came back with a black revolver identified by police as a .357-caliber Magnum Colt Python.
“Bruns pointed the firearm at her and stated, “I will shoot you [profanity],” according to the arrest report obtained by the paper. “Bruns then picked up a drinking glass from the bar, throwing it at Davis. The glass missed and shattered against the wall.”
Elwin offered to pay for the drink, but Bruns reportedly wouldn’t let them leave.
“I’ll shoot you too if I have to. It’s legal,” Bruns reportedly said. “Call Jesse Jackson, [profanity].”
Bruns denied pulling the gun or threatening the couple. She refused to hand over surveillance video of the incident to police.
While being arrested for aggravated assault, Bruns ranted at an officer, according to the police record.
“I can’t believe you would take those [racist profanity] side over mine,” records state.
It’s those two bolded sentences that of course are the real problem. The angry pub owner clearly thought she wouldn’t face any consequences for using her firearm, and she was likewise shocked that the cops didn’t immediately take her side and cart the black couple off to jail.
The fact that this time, that did not happen just brings to the forefront the real problem with our justice system.