Who is Richard Fletcher?
Most of America doesn’t know because, well, he’s a white man. But if he were a black man, you’d be well aware of his plight. Folks, wrong is wrong, but what is most despicable is a blatant double standard and its attendant hypocrisy.
There have been no protests, no violence, and little to no media coverage — as it seems, the life of Richard Fletcher does not matter.
I’m sitting in a hotel room in California watching a black District Attorney in Madison, Wisconsin issue his decision to not bring charges against police Officer Matt Kinney (white) in the shooting of Tony Robinson Jr.(black). I can just imagine what the response will be.
As reported by WND.com, “A 61-year-old Dundalk, Maryland, man beaten to near-death by a group of 50 thuggish, mostly black teenagers has now received some star media power from Fox News, with a morning segment that included a plea for the compassionate to help pay his medical bills. “Fox & Friends” posted a GoFundMe button on its news blog page for cable fans to go directly to the charity site that was previously set up for victim Richard Fletcher’s name. Under his picture is the text: “Rick was brutally attacked by approximately 49 students from a nearby school on April 22, 2015. The reason for this terrible act is because he wanted the students, who were involved in a street fight, to stop fighting against his truck and he wanted to stop the one student from jumping on the hood of his truck as if it was a trampoline.” WND previously reported on the black-on-white attack on Fletcher, and on the extent of his injuries.”