I know it may shock some of you that white people still live in the city of Detroit, but they do. As of Monday there is one less because a black teenager beat a 91-year old white man to death and then set his body on fire. Not only is this an outrageous crime, but it also highlights the real racial disparity in this country.
The Detroit Free Press reports that 17-year old George Steward broke into 91-year old white man Paul Monchnik’s house on Monday morning. The black teenager attacked Monchnik, beating him with his fists until the old man was dead. The teen then poured gasoline on the body and set it on fire.
“The word ‘heinous’ does not even begin to describe this crime,” said Prosecutor Kym Worthy.
Some other words that cops and prosecutors won’t use to describe this murder are “hate crime.” They won’t even qualify the suspect as black. You’d never even know Steward’s race by reading the Free-Press article. I found a picture of the killer from another source:
It goes without saying that if a white 17-year old beat a 91-year old black man to death and then lit his body on fire, that it would instantly be considered a hate crime. So why is it not even part of the conversation in Detroit when a black-on-white murder takes place?
We don’t even need to play the “what if” game here as a white man just got six years in prison on a federal hate crime charge for punching a 79-year old black man and that didn’t result in a death. The feds jumped all over that hate crime, but they don’t seem to have much interest in what happened in Detroit.
Police have speculated that Steward broke into Monchnik’s house to burglarize it, and the attack was the result of being surprised by the homeowner. Even if that were true, it’s not like a 91-year old guy, who by all accounts was mostly deaf and enfeebled, would represent much of a threat. Steward could have easily gotten away, but instead he beat the elderly man to death and burned his body.
In addition, Steward lived in the same neighborhood as Monchnik. He was well aware that a white man lived in that house. I just don’t see why race isn’t even being considered in this violent crime.
Now let’s compare George Steward to another black 17-year old across Lake Michigan in Chicago. 17-year old Laquan McDonald was high on PCP, armed with a knife, and breaking into cars. White police officer Jason Van Dyke shot and killed McDonald when he came at the cop aggressively, ignoring commands to drop the knife. Officer Van Dyke has been charged with first-degree murder and the City of Chicago paid McDonald’s family $5 million to head off a wrongful death lawsuit that hadn’t even been filed yet.
Who does Paul Monchnik’s family get to sue? Steward’s awesome parents? Filing the lawsuit would cost more than they would get in a judgment.
Steward was arrested and charged with felony murder and arson. Because of his age and the fact that there isn’t a mob of angry protesters demanding justice probably means he won’t spend the rest of his life behind bars. In fact, it wouldn’t be surprising at all if he is back on the streets before he turns 30. This is especially true if the democrats’ justice reforms go through and minors can no longer be charged as adults.
As you can see, there are different levels of justice in the country based on a person’s race, but it’s not exactly how liberals say it is. A black guy high on drugs goes after a cop with a knife and his family gets paid. A black guy beats an elderly white man to death and hardly anyone notices.