Dec. 08, 2016
Breaking News: Jefferson Parrish Sheriff drops N-Bomb during strange press conference announcing the arrest of Joe McKnight's killer.
During a press conference to announce the arrest of Ronald Gasser the ma who killed former Jets running back Joe McKnight, Jefferson Parrish Sheriff Newell Normand took some time to defend local, black community leaders who had been trolled and bullied online by blacks upset about the pace of the judicial process. Yes he dropped the N-bomb and various other racial slurs but he was reading the tweets and comments of blacks talking about black community leaders. I get called a coon and a sellout over blog posts and articles. I even get threatened so I am in no way surprised that black twitter went ham on everything establishment in New Orleans. I understand that the optics were bad but we have to be able to wait four days for justice before we start infighting and labeling people calling for patience coons.
Sheriff Newell also said that his officers and the community leaders don't deserve this verbal abuse and hateful rhetoric for the bad actions of two people. Two people? I thought Joe was pleading for mercy while the evil, white Ronald Gasser lorded over, cursed then killed him? After talking to many witnesses and judging from the manslaughter charge, it appears that Joe wasn't so innocent in this case. The Sheriff spoke about people who were intimidated into staying quiet with what they saw and told not cooperate with authorities. This happens all the time in the hood. All the time. I'm more surprised that they got the 160 witnesses to talk and obviously contradict the original buzz of Joe being a complete innocent victim. If not Ronald Gasser would've been charged with murder. Did Joe deserve to die? In my opinion no but if you have a traffic dispute with another driver it is best to stay in your car. No one wants to be a punk or be seen as a sucker but road rage is real. I know people sweet as pie that when behind the wheel turn into potty mouthed demons. Get in the comment box.