Friday, October 14, 2022

Athletic Privilege And Progressive Prosecutor Hypocrisy

Ah, progressive Washtenaw County Michigan, where a sports star at age 18 can get two serious felonies, along with driving under the influence of marijuana dropped down to a single misdemeanor which will then be completely expunged without any record upon completing a diversion program.

The felonies happen to be carrying a concealed weapon without a license (you can't even get such a license until you're 21 in Michigan btw),  and a felony of said firearm having defaced serial numbers (likely stolen with serial numbers removed to hide its origin).

The Detroit Free Press: Emoni Bates felony charges to be dropped, Eastern Michigan suspension lifted

We will note this deal is made by the very woke Washtenaw County prosecutor, the same prosecuting office that proudly states on their website:

The Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office is committed to ending the scourge of gun violence in our communities. Towards that end, we are committed to supporting efforts to stop the flow of illegal firearms onto our streets, and to prevent gun violence from occurring. Learn more about our efforts by reading our briefs and statements below. 

So, instead of prosecuting two slam dunk illegal firearm felonies after catching someone flowing with a very illegal firearm onto their streets, they have arranged for him to walk and be eligible to continue playing basketball.  

This may be in line with their stance on "equitable justice" as the criminal here is Black, but it sure as heck conflicts with their professed anti-gun stance.


Old NFO said...

Not surprised at all. I've seen this play out in a number of different places!

Beans said...

I'm beginning to see a trend here...

Fredrick said...

Has the woke NCAA suspended this "star athlete"?