Here’s an interesting social experiment: Imagine a white male, aged 57 walking into Walmart. He has a concealed carry permit, and a weapon on him. Suddenly, he’s tackled from behind and dragged to the ground by a 43-year-old black male. What’s the scenario here? A) Black tackling thug arrested for battery, B) black thug shot 16 times by police or “concerned citizens,” C) League of the South declares official Race War or C) No black guy would be stupid enough to do this in the first place?
We may never know, because that never happened. Sort of. Technically speaking, that exact scenario played out at a Brandon, Florida Walmart at about noon today…except the roles were slightly reversed. Michael Foster, the white thug in in the pic below, saw 57-year-old Clarence Daniels (above) take a gun from the glove compartment of his car and put it in his waistband.
In the mold of such notable Florida residents as George Zimmerman, Foster followed the scary black man into Walmart. Yelling “He’s got a gun!” Foster tackled him from behind and dragged him to the ground. Daniels, meanwhile, was yelling back that he had a permit; the security footage.
Quick aside: Just to make the obvious observation here, as yours truly has many times in the past: A weapon’s only as good as the one who pulls first. The attacker with the drop always has the advantage…which is why concealed firearms are almost always stupid, pointless escalators of conflict.
But, back to our social scenario. Foster, who originally tackled the scary black man, has been arrested and charged with assault and battery. The waddler and his assistant haven’t been located, arrested or charged, despite having taken place in a gang assault on video. Maybe if they’d have choked Daniels to death instead…nah. Who are we kidding?