THE CASE THAT’S LEAVING SOME ASKING WHERE IS OUR SWIFT LOUISIANA JUSTICE!
There is a historical part of Baton Rouge, Louisiana that’s called Beauregard Town. It’s a very small community close to the downtown area in the Capital City.
Last week the area was swamped by Baton Rouge Police officers and detectives. It was as if the President of the United States of America had been assassinated.
While it wasn’t actually an assassination there was a murder. The victim was a White female who was gunned down in her home.
That SWAT like scene at the Beauregard Town bungalow would’ve been a sign of good hard police work in Baton Rouge if it happened for everyone.
The Insite is hearing from several friends in the community who say the response the White family received is not the same response Black families in the city ever get.
A close friend of mine says his cousin was gunned down in almost the same exact way. Investigators say the victim stumbled on a suspect burglarizing his home. After a brief scuffle the victim was shot in the head by the burglar. That friend said police came, did a hour or so on the scene and was gone before they could say crawfish etouffee.
Another friend tells the Insite when the White female was killed the BRPD Police Chief even went out to the scene and made a public plea to the local news media. Some are asking how often does that happen for African American families in Baton Rouge.
If you want to add insult to injury I’m told the Mayor of Baton Rouge also attended the White female’s funeral. My friend is still waiting on a call from the Mayor about his cousin’s death.
What also may surprise you is the Mayor and Police Chief in Baton Rouge are also African Americans. But those who live in the city say just because you look like them doesn’t necessarily mean you’re looking out for their best interests.
Personally, my condolences go out to all the families in Baton Rouge who have lost their loved ones to the senseless violence. But I also feel if you’re going to treat one murder like a terrorist attack, you should treat them all like a major threat to the community!