Monday, April 04, 2016

Video shows white commissioner pulling gun on black former commissioner during argument in Arkansas.

Courtesy of the Arkansas Times:

Here's video of a confrontation at a Jefferson County Election Commission meeting last week at which Republican Commissioner Stu Soffer pulled a derringer from his pocket because he felt threatened by former Democratic commissioner Ted Davis. 

The video was provided by Lawrence Walker, attorney for Davis, who has said he's considering legal action. Soffer has said he didn't point the gun at anyone, but retrieved it from his car to have when matters grew contentious and pulled it from his pocket when Davis approached him. The Republican-controlled commission had moments before adjourned the meeting while a Democrat was speaking. 

Soffer is shown showing police his concealed carry permit and saying he never pointed the gun at anyone.

he may have not pointed the gun but you can hear him on the video telling the police officer (2:44 mark) that he held the gun at his side and the next step would have been either "pulling off" or "going off," which both sound like he would have fired the weapon.

To be clear he took out a gun during a non-violent discussion with other professionals at a public venue, and did so because, as he said, "He felt threatened."

You know if everybody who ever simply felt threatened whipped out a firearm in a fearful response we would be dragging dead bodies off of the streets of America, and loading them into body bags, every damn day.

What am I saying. We already do.


  1. Anonymous4:30 AM

    Whitey was gonna show that black man to respect him. Another typical day in Rock Ridge.

  2. Matt Dillon4:36 AM

    AS a licensed concealed carrier myself I can tell you that man should have relieved of his weapon, It was illegal for him to carry it without some manner of holster, You cannot just walk around with a gun slide down your britches, it must be accompanied with some manner of sheathing.

    1. Anonymous6:43 AM

      "You cannot just walk around with a gun slide down your britches, it must be accompanied with some manner of sheathing."

      How about "you cannot just walk around with gun UNLESS your are mentally and emotionally capable of handling a gun safely"?

      Probably too much too ask of the average gun humper.

  3. So was the commissioner an ex-cop? That "I felt threatened" shit is standard operating procedure when they shoot unarmed people

  4. Anonymous4:54 AM

    It must chap those two fat guy's asses that they called 911 and two Black female police officers show up!

    1. Anonymous10:03 AM

      It's Pine Bluff, a city with 75% African American population. Those guys could be racist, stupid, or both, but I doubt they were surprised to see black officers.

    2. Anonymous6:53 PM

      Ever hear of a little Missourah town named, Ferguson, 10:03?
      "That’s not quite right....According to the Department of Justice, about 75 percent of police officers are white on all police forces; the percentage of whites on small-city forces is 87.5 percent. The percentage for the Ferguson Police Department is 94.6 percent white in a city in which the population is two-thirds African-American...."

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  5. Anonymous6:18 AM

    The American electoral system baffles me. Why is it so contentious, complicated and such a long drawn out affair? Other countries elect their officials in a fraction of the time, more efficiently and without all the hullabaloo surrounding voting procedures, rules and regulations. I've yet to see an armed election official in all the years I've gone to vote here in Canada.

  6. Anonymous6:27 AM

    I honestly don't know how black folks can stand living in the communities with these white idiots. I give them credit just for that. And how funny that it is the white guy with the gun! The whites want everyone to believe that is the black guy who is the dangerous thug. I beg to differ.

    Notice how casual it all was because it was the white guy holding the gun. If the black man pulled out the gun, they would have shot him and ran for cover.

  7. Anonymous6:32 AM

    Just being Black is threatening I guess.

  8. Anonymous8:31 AM

    What a dickhead, to brandish a weapon that he went and got out of his car because he didn't like what some people had to say...BS...he should have gotten a ride downtown.

  9. Anonymous9:01 AM

    nd yet he walked away from it, white privilege again.

  10. Anita Winecooler5:20 PM

    No justice, no peace. I'm so glad cell phones and cameras are everywhere, if they save one life, it's worth it.


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