Is this what they mean by “white privilege?”
A bunch of squirrelly hippies decide to block traffic into the city on an Interstate highway during rush hour — an act of domestic terrorism. And yesterday, a year after their irresponsible, heinous crimes, the smirking, spoiled art-history majors sauntered out of the courthouse in Quincy with “unsupervised probation,” which means zero punishment, as their leader, who lives in a mansion on Moss Hill in Jamaica Plain, refused to apologize.
Judge Mark Coven told his fellow 1-percenters: “I hope you learn from this experience.”
Oh yeah, I’m sure they did. The lesson is, if you’re a member of a PC-approved, politically protected class — in this case, rich white moonbats — the laws don’t apply to you. In the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls.
What do you suppose would have happened to these fools if they’d claimed membership in the Tea Party instead of Black Lives Matter? Forget 90 days at the Dedham House of Correction, which the district attorney was looking for. They would have been politically profiled as “bitter clingers,” which would have meant a one-way ticket to some federal pen, maybe even a Supermax like in Florence, Colo. Interference in interstate commerce, conspiracy, violation of civil rights, etc. etc. Plus an IRS audit.
Outside the courthouse yesterday, they looked like a free-the-weed rally in search of a bong, an outtake from an ancient Cheech & Chong movie. With the addition of a single hand-lettered “Hands Off My Trust Fund” sign, it could have been a Bernie Sanders rally. Not a black life anywhere in sight — it could have been the stage at last night’s Democrat presidential debate in Durham.
You don’t have to be a Republican to be appalled by this lawless narcissism. State Rep. Colleen Garry (D-Dracut) introduced legislation to increase the penalties for such reckless disregard of other, less-pampered citizens’ rights, including the right to get to the hospital in an ambulance after being injured in an auto accident.
“I’m outraged,” she said last night. “This isn’t about free speech, it’s about public safety.”
Norfolk District Attorney Mike Morrissey mentioned the fact that the Occupy dropouts blocking the interstate could see at least one ambulance behind them, yet they refused to move. “They just felt no compassion and no responsibility.”
Nor did the judge. Remember a guy from Concord named Henry David Thoreau? Before the Civil War, he was thrown into jail for non-payment of taxes. He committed the “crime,” so he was willing to do the time.
They’re not making hippies like Henry David Thoreau anymore.