This is no shocking surprise. I’m speechless, for, the surprise is actual that no one cares and if they do, they aren’t willing to give up their comforts to do something for the greater good. Or perhaps it’s simply that none of us know what to do.
One thing I know we all need to do, is unite. There’s a start; educate and unite.
Charges were abruptly dropped against a Savannah, GA firefighter accused of threatening a black couple at gunpoint and telling them his badge entitled him to kill them with impunity.
The Daily Beast reported Wednesday that charges against Barry Arnold were inexplicably dropped in September after the government failed to prosecute. The couple who bore the brunt of Arnold’s drunken, racist meltdown want to know why.
In October of 2015, Marquist Curtis and his fiancée, Amber Phillips were eating dinner at a Savannah Applebee’s restaurant when they heard a drunken and agitated Arnold — who was voted 2014 Savannah Firefighter of the Year — use racist slurs against his server, a black woman.
Then, when he noted Curtis and Phillips, he began to direct his ire at them.
“He’s saying, ‘I got those black ass ribs just like those ni**ers,’” Curtis told the Beast. “He looked over at my fiancée and said ‘I can’t stand those ni**ers.’”