*The family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice are probably stunned by this latest slap in the face. First they learn that the cop who fired the shots that killed their son will face no charges. Now they see that a white woman who purposely and intentionally pointed a fake gun at cops and said “Boom” has suffered nothing more than the inconvenience of being arrested.
Damn. That’s gotta hurt.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t make it any less true.
Elaine Rothenberg, 66, had at first tried her white privilege stunt out on two civilians, who she pointed a BB gun at, as she was circling the Torrington police department in Connecticut. She asked the people if they were cops.
We can assume the two recognized crazy when they saw it, and ran away, unharmed.
Rothenberg then found the employees-only entrance, and stood in front of it. As cops appeared she went into a shooting stance and yelled, “Boom. Boom. Boom,” before throwing the gun at them and surrendering to custody.
Now, please stay with me readers, as my mind actually entertains the thought that the woman MAY have been acting out an inherent sense of guilt and even anger, as a white sympathizer, to protest the recent news about the Tamir Rice case?? Toy Gun?
Just a thought.
OK, I’m back.
In what can only be an undeniable benefit of white privilege, Rothenberg is still very much alive…and in jail…not the hospital.
She has been charged with first-degree threatening, reckless endangerment and interfering with police.