Thursday, October 06, 2016

Friend says wife killed by handgun because her husband is afraid of black people. Cops remain skeptical.

Courtesy of CBS News:  

A friend of a Georgia woman who was shot and killed on Sept. 25 said the woman’s husband had placed the gun in his lap as they drove through Atlanta, because they feared Black Lives Matter protests, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

 The friend said the .38-caliber revolver accidentally went off when their car hit a bump, shooting 63-year-old Diane McIver as she sat in the passenger seat of the car. McIver died in surgery at Emory Hospital early Monday after the shooting occurred near Piedmont Park. 

CBS affiliate WGCL reports that McIver’s husband, Claud “Tex” McIver was directly behind her, in the backseat as Diane’s best friend drove. 

Bill Crane, who is friends with the McIvers, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the couple retrieved their gun from the center console because they feared a carjacking amid recent Black Lives Matter protests. 

Well that seems like a flimsy excuse as to why there was a gun out and why it supposedly fired on its own and killed somebody.

And do you know what? The police agree:

Atlanta Police, however, told the paper the shooting “more complicated” than Crane’s account, but they wouldn’t elaborate. The case is being investigated as a homicide, but no charges have been filed.

That's right white people, blame it on the black guy. 

And of course that just feeds into the meme that all crime is committed by African Americans and reinforces the idea that the police can treat them as criminals even before they have been accused or convicted of anything.

No wonder these people are marching in the streets.


  1. From the linked article: Crane … told WGCL that Claud McIver was removing the gun from a plastic bag when it was accidentally discharged.

    So… it was stored in a plastic bag in the center console, LOADED? Or was C. McIver loading it when it went off? Loading it with it pointed at his wife? Yes, "more complicated" indeed.

    1. ibwilliamsi8:00 AM

      A revolver can not be discharged as you're loading it.

    2. ibwilliamsi 8:00 AM wrote: … as you're loading it.

      Perhaps in the mind of C. McIver, "loading it" includes the step of getting it ready to fire … and then he got a bit carried away?

  2. Anonymous6:40 AM

    "accidentally" doesn't cut it unless you are a white male.

    He was so skeered of THOSE people, he didn't have the safety set on the gun.

  3. Anonymous6:44 AM

    Well, if she had had a gun on HER lap, it could have shot first, don't ya know.

    We MUST HAVE guns on laps because the 2nd Amendment provided for a well-regulated militia.


  4. Revolvers are double action. They don't have a safety but they never just "go off"

    1. ibwilliamsi7:59 AM


  5. Anonymous7:05 AM

    White Lies Matter.

    That's why we have grand juries.

  6. Anonymous7:06 AM

    He got pissed off and shot her. Now he'said trying to get out of it by lying.

  7. Anonymous7:28 AM

    Death by 'BLM' is a thing, now?

  8. Anonymous7:43 AM

    Husband and the wife's friend having an affair maybe? hmmmmm...

  9. Anonymous7:54 AM

    He was scared and pulled out the gun. Then he claims he dozed off. On what planet does a scared person doze off?

  10. ibwilliamsi7:58 AM

    A .38 revolver doesn't go off when you hit a bump in the road.

  11. Anonymous8:13 AM

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    One group that still loves him: white guys without college degrees. They’re bananas for him. white guys are the force keeping Trump’s campaign from collapsing into flaccidity."
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  12. Anonymous8:24 AM

    I am realizing that Trump "telling it like it is" and "not being politically correct" has more to do with expressing hatred of people who are different than them (non Caucasian and not born in the USA) and not their religious faith. The supporters attending his rallies and the convention are swept up in crowd mentality of vulgarity, violence, demeaning and seeking extreme punishments of others. Meanwhile Trump denies his own words daily as do his surrogates so his followers are emulating Trump and his chosen surrogates! Trump is highly manipulative deceptively claiming truths telling it like it is then tells a different story. Now his VP choice lied denying throughout the debate yet defined as another Trump "great person" who will "make America great again".

    Narcissists and sociopaths manipulate with lying promises to recruit people to their side and use them then never deliver on promises blaming others by lying about them directing aggression against their scapegoats. They get off on orchestrating division, aggression, disgust, violence pitting people against one another.

  13. Anonymous8:51 AM

    I'm in Atlanta and live by Piedmont Park. First, the BLM protests here have been very peaceful. The group will yell at you if you even touch a car (I've been marching). Hell, we pick up our own trash as we go.

    Second, there isn't a lot of protesting by the park at night.

    Third, this area is really safe. I run there, at night, without worry (I'm female). We just got named as one of the top five communities in the country! I'm pretty sure they don't give that to communities with a serious carjacking problem.

    Fourth... The city has been really quiet lately. Some protests after the Charlotte shooting, but not that night.

    This is why I don't live in Buckhead. Those people are nuts.

  14. Anonymous11:41 AM

    You can't fix stupid.

    You apparently can't fix racist either.

  15. Anonymous3:52 PM

    I was having a conversation with a woman who shared my hospital room. I'm white and atheist and she's African American and Muslim. We live at opposite ends of the city, and call, write, visit, attended each other's kid's weddings. It just came naturally, as if we were meant to be friends, and we spoke mother to mother of our concerns for our kids, we're not too far apart, and I feel a tinge of guilt because I didn't need to have "The talk" with my kids about getting stopped by cops and how to act.
    Friendship takes work, hatred takes seconds and kills. I'd like to see a debate among all candidates on race in America, the justice system, gun laws, and what they plan to do to educate people.


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