Friday, November 20
Here is the November 20 update of the Heather Ellis trial.
Following are some comments I collected from a blog,
I hope for her sake that the jury can get beyond the opinions of most of these people.
joseph November 19, 2009 7:06AM CST
I am tired of the racial issue being played out each time the law is broken. This woman was pushing white people around stepping in front of them and fighting. Send her to jail...lets see how tough she is there.
USA-GreatestCountryonEarth November 19, 2009 5:13AM CST
I agree; it's sad that whites are always blamed for everything.
luvmysoftail November 19, 2009 4:46AM CST
Most blacks are pre-programmed to use the race card whenever there is a white in charge. It gets people to focus on race instead of the real issue. When was the last time a black was accused of committing a crime becasue of race? Never, that I know of. Based on my personal experiences, the behavior Ellis is accused of is not unheard of.
spamsucks2004 November 19, 2009 7:11AM CST
Looks like Ellis is guilty of having a loud, ignorant mouth. Of course it doesn't help that she immediately pulls out the 'race card' as most of her kind do. She looks like a person with an attitude in her photo. I don't feel she deserves 15 years for her stupidity but I fell she at least a half year in jail then placed on parole for several years. if she gets away with this, there will be others...
knjse November 19, 2009 7:32AM CST
I can see it now...however this ends, Ellis will apply to Med School. If she gets denied for whatever reason, the race card comes out again, and she was denied because of this incident, because she's black, etc. ad nauseum. Displaying behavior like this (having your cousin hold a place in line when he has no standing because he had no items) makes me realize I wouldn't want her making major medical decisions for me anyway, black or white.
zimm413 November 19, 2009 7:57AM CST
So typical. Being a minority myself you do not see other minorities acting like a bunch of fools. Even if her cousin was jumped in line why are you going to physically assault someone. This is how they are taught.
justracn November 19, 2009 8:02AM CST
Let's see.... butt up in line, get called on it, get into altercation, police get called, decide to start swinging at police and screaming rasiss....hmmmmm.....guilty as charged. If this were a white woman she would have already taken her punishment and been done with it instead of playing da ol race card and trying to win the lottery!
fair is fair November 19, 2009 8:13AM CST
First and foremost, the national media should stay out of this mess. This is just another small town issue that should have been worked out as such. Secondly, the "supremacists", both black and white, should shut the hell up, and mind their own business. They are all there just to stir the pot. They are all haters, every last one, and it disgusts me that everytime some wanna be nazi shows up, they bring the Confederate flag with them. That is the flag of MY forefathers, and was/is a source of pride and heritage, not one of hatered. All the while the blacks are always victimizing themselves to the community, when they are the main cause of their own plight. This should never have gotten to this point.
Tony LaGenius November 19, 2009 8:21AM CST
Black person doesn't obey police requests, hits and kicks police, and can't understand why they get arrested. Must be raceism. First time this has ever happened.
MattyMo November 19, 2009 8:20AM CST
Old Guy 1- Did you ever think that decent folks just want to live in nice quiet neighborhoods where you can take a walk at night and not worry about some hood rat robbing you or worse? These hood rats have brought a lot of this on themselves by THEIR actions. Get a job and earn what you have. Quit stealing and waiting for Government handouts. This is only a racial thing because you made it one.
Whatthe? November 19, 2009 8:23AM CST
It's weird. I'm 60 years old and I've been in hundreds and hundreds of stores and restaurants over the years, and I've never once seen or heard a black person treated rudely or disrespected. I guess I've just been in the wrong place at the wrong time. But in a country of 300 million, if there is just one incident in one town somewhere, the media will play it up and make it sound as if it is commonplace.
French November 19, 2009 8:25AM CST
This would be a non-story had it not been for her race. Why do people think they can get away with bad behavior just because the are a minority.
obammithemarxist November 19, 2009 9:17AM CST
She acted stupidly, Come on Obama, she needs your support. Please, forget everything else your doing, oops...besides nothing and provide your support.
Deaus November 19, 2009 9:19AM CST
First, she assaulted the police officers, thats a big no-no. I don't doubt that the cops were likely barney fife knockoffs -most small town cops possess little education and little mediation skills-but that doesn't excuse her assaulting them. However, I am blown away by the fact that so many many white people are still aghast when they hear of a black person claiming discrimination. I mean, just reading the comments here is proof enough that racism and bigotry is ALIVE and well in middle america...And please, for the love of God, stop with the whole "slavery ended 150yrs ago" diatribes. If you don't think that the social and economic effects of racial discrimination are still FULLY impacting our society, then you are naieve at best. I don't doubt one bit that the boot'hell' citizens and police acted like ignorant clowns, but you NEVER hit a cop. Period.
Gardenia November 19, 2009 7:59AM CST
Amazingly, many posters can ascertain Ms. Ellis' (1) poor attitude, (2) sense of entitlement based on her race, and (3) guilt simply from her photo. The popular phrase/stance seems to be to accuse anyone Black who makes a complaint of "playing the race card". Perhaps, Ms. Ellis has some hard facts on her side that will exonerate her; if so, I trust that she will prevail in the trial and can get on with her career and her life.
Tim Wise on white priviledge part 2