Florida Law Enforcement Finds Black Man Shot White Racist In Self-Defense

Newly released surveillance footage proves that a Florida man fired in self-defense when a shirtless patron tried to jump him at a Waffle House in Fort Myers.

The incident took place on Jan. 5 at about 2:40am after Jehrardd Williams, 28, who is black, sat at the dining counter near Jorge Hernandez. A group of three drunk men and a woman were seated at a nearby booth. Among them was a shirtless Dakota Fields, 24, who taunted Williams and Hernandez with racial slurs and then yelled, “What the f— are you mother f–kers looking at!”

Hernandez told the police that Williams did not respond, but Hernandez asked who Fields was talking to. Fields replied, “I am talking to both of you mother f–ckers.”

Williams asked the staff to hurry up with his order because he believed it was time to go.

Employees of the Waffle House told Fields to leave, which he abruptly did.

A friend of Fields, Robert Black, then went over to the two men and tried to shake their hands and apologize for Fields. Hernandez shook Black’s hand, but Williams was not interested, saying, “No, I’m cool.” The surveillance footage shows him shaking his head, “No.”

“What you’re not going to shake my hand?” Black said–and then punched Williams in the face, nearly knocking him to the ground. Williams responded by pulling out his gun and, according to the police report, “showed extreme restraint by taking several steps back and held the gun down at his side.” Williams has a conceal carry permit.

Williams yelled at Black, “Stop, I will shoot you.” Black told him to go ahead.

Fields suddenly rushed back into the restaurant, charging at Williams, as another member of the group held open the door.

Williams, fearing all three men were about to attack him “felt there was no other options but to shoot at Fields to prevent his attack,” the report said. He shot Fields three times.

Despite being shot, Fields and his group left the Waffle House and raced away in an SUV.

Williams removed the magazine from his weapon, placed his gun on the restaurant counter, and called 9-1-1. He then laid face down on the floor, where the police found him when they arrived a few minutes later.

Fields died six miles down the road, when the SUV he and his friends were in struck a vehicle at the base of a bridge.

A woman who was eating with her father in a booth at the restaurant ducked once the shooting began, but heard Williams say, “I told him.”

h/t: The Blaze

Incident report on Waffle House shooting

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Breaking: George Zimmerman Shot In Florida

George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of murder charges against Trayvon Martin, has been involved in another shooting in Florida.

WJXT reported Monday that Zimmerman suffered a gunshot wound at home on Lake Mary Blvd. in Lake Mary, Fla, according to the town’s police chief, Steve Bracknell. Lake Mary is about 20 miles north of Orlando. WFTV has further details.

Authorities said Zimmerman suffered injuries to the face during a confrontation with a driver. They said the injuries appear to be minor. Zimmerman’s truck appears to have a bullet hole in the passenger-side window.

 

Image credit: Google Maps

Image credit: Google Maps

Image credit: Google Maps

Image credit: Google Maps

 

Zimmerman was accused of assaulting his girlfriend last January, but no charges were filed after she recanted. A similar incident occurred in November 2013 when he was arrested on domestic violence allegations after his girlfriend called the police. But his girlfriend withdrew her statement, and no charges were filed.

A confrontation resulted in Zimmerman killing Martin in Sanford, Fla., three years ago; he was acquitted by a jury a year later. Eric Holder, who had been serving as attorney general at the time, considered bringing civil rights charges against Zimmerman; he dropped his case in March.

The case brought about considerable civil unrest before and after the acquittal, including protests in more than 100 American cities after Zimmerman was cleared of the criminal charges, The Guardian noted at the time. “There is a history of racial disparities in the application of our criminal laws,” President Obama said.

A lot of African-American boys are painted with a broad brush. If a white male teen was involved in the same kind of scenario … both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different.

Obama also said during the proceedings that if he had a son, “he’d look like Trayvon.”

“Who do you think brought the highest level of unfairness to your situation?” Zimmerman’s attorney asked him in an interview after all legal proceedings were completed. “By far, the President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama,” he responded.

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Florida Sheriff Makes Waves With Video Criticizing ‘Thug Culture’ In Black America

Though he approached the issue in a calm, deliberate manner, one Florida sheriff ruffled more than a few feathers with his recent indictment of prevailing sentiments within the black community. Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan began a recent video address by questioning the common practice of identifying blacks as African-American.

“I am fourth generation Welsh,” he said. “I or my family do not pretend, nor do we say, we are Welsh-American. We are Americans. I was not born in Wales and the blacks that currently reside in the United States of America are not from Africa.”

As for the grievances often cited by civil rights leaders, Morgan contended that “most of them are perceived.”

He backed up his position by pointing out that blacks have attained positions of immense power within the U.S. in recent years – most notably, Barack Obama.

“Not that many years ago,” he continued, “the thought of electing an African-American president would have been unthinkable in the United States of America; and I would remind black Americans that you are a little less than 13 percent of the population in the United States.”

On its own, he explained, the black community does not have enough electoral power to win an election.

“A whole host of white people and Hispanic people and Asian people and American Indians cast a vote for President Obama,” he said.

Despite overwhelming evidence that Americans as a whole are becoming less focused on race, he said, some black leaders are quick to focus on “specific instances of where we may have had a problem with race relations” while ignoring contrary signs.

In fact, he concluded that the black community is responsible for much of its own plight by embracing what he deemed a “thug culture,” which he said promotes violence against cops and women as well as abusive language.

“If you don’t think those things have an effect on our children,” he said, “you need to get a grip.”

While some left-leaning outlets used Morgan’s remarks in an effort to paint him as a racist, many supporters recognized the intent behind the address as an effort to address an issue that affects the nation as a whole.

Do you think this sheriff went over the line in criticizing black culture? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Obama To Take Air Force One To Florida Everglades–To Discuss Climate Change

President Obama will be making his way to Florida Wednesday – Earth Day – to discuss climate change, which the president once said is the “primary threat to our national security.” As with many trips, Obama will be taking Air Force One, which reportedly burns five gallons of jet fuel for every mile it flies.

“I’m going to visit the Florida Everglades to talk about the way that climate change threatens our economy,” Obama said during his weekly address Saturday.

The Everglades is one of the most special places in our country.  But it’s also one of the most fragile.  Rising sea levels are putting a national treasure – and an economic engine for the South Florida tourism industry – at risk.

Obama also emphasized that climate change is something that “can no longer be denied – or ignored.”

Earlier this month, President Obama asserted that climate change is a “primary” threat to national security.

“The Pentagon has already said that climate change is a primary national security threat that we’re going to face, and we are working with the Department of Defense to start preparing for that and mitigating for that,” Obama said during a speech at Howard University. “And a lot of our international policy and national security policy is centered around the very real concerns that that’s going to raise.”

David Martosko noted some of the ironies in Obama’s call for fewer emissions when he made a trip to Washington state and Japan for last year’s Earth Day festivities in a piece for The Daily Mail:

  • Air Force One consumes five gallons of jet fuel for every mile it flies.
  • The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that burning the fuel emits 21.1 pounds of CO2 per gallon.
  • Total presidential consumption for Earth Day (2014), not including automobile motorcades, is an estimated 35,609 gallons.

The irony was not lost on these people either:

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h/t: Breitbart

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WATCH: This Angry Governor Has Just Taken A Bold, Defiant Stand Over ObamaCare ‘Extortion’

Decrying the Obama administration for using strong-arm, “coercion tactics” in an effort to force his state to expand ObamaCare coverage, Florida Governor Rick Scott says he’s suing the president.

In an interview Thursday night with Fox News’ Kimberly Guilfoyle, the Republican governor of the Sunshine State lashed out at the administration for threatening to cut back funding on an assistance program for low-income families unless Florida officials comply with Washington’s demands. Guilfoyle, substituting for Greta Van Susteren in On the Record, said, “That sounds like extortion.” Gov. Scott replied, “Oh, absolutely.”

By clicking on the video above, you can watch the interview in which a defiant Gov. Rick Scott vowed to take the administration to court, saying, “We’re going to stand up for all 20 million people in our state.”

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