Thursday, February 16, 2012

Texas Man Accussed Of Babysitting While White

( Some of the uglier features of the Jim Crow South are alive in Austin, Texas. Just ask Scott Henson, an Austin resident who describes himself as "an almost stereotypical looking Texas redneck." In his popular "Grits for Breakfast" blog dealing with the criminal-justice system, the political consultant and former journalist tells how he was a victim last Friday of "baby sitting while white." He was guilty -- he relates in a post that's attracting national and international coverage -- of walking hand-in-hand with his black granddaughter -- 5-year-old Ty who is the daughter of his goddaughter.. The pair lives with him and his wife. Henson not only baby sits the girl but takes her on walks -- and that included their ill-fated walk to from a local entertainment complex last Friday. It aroused the suspicions of a local resident.

Calling 911, the person told police that a white man appeared to be kidnapping a little black girl. Minutes later, at least nine patrol cars pulled up -- a show of force that, Henson related, was far more massive then when he was the victim of the same sort of "profiling" four years earlier in Austin. Police intercepted him and his granddaughter, again responding to a 911 call. They were released when it was determined the pair had a legitimate relationship.

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1 comment:

  1. No comments - not surprising. If the man were black and the girl were white, this site would be inundated with cries of racial injustice.


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