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Who Gets Fired From McDonald’s?

Robert Hawkins Face2

Another dangerous white person has taken his proclivity for violence to serial killer levels. Robert Hawkins took an AK-47 assault rifle to the local mall in Omaha, Nebraska, went to the third floor of the heavily populated passageway of one of the anchor stores and opened fire on the people in the area. According to the early reports on the CBS Morning News, Hawkins fired thirty five times, killed eight people, wounded five people with two of them critically injured, and then he committed suicide. He left a suicide note with his landlord for the past year Debora Maruca-Kovac saying something to the effect of, I was a piece of shit all my life and now I’ll be famous.

Robert Hawkins had troubles. His parents put him out of their house a year ago and Ms. Maruca-Kovac took him in. He lost his job at the local McDonald’s. He had recently broken up with his girlfriend. He had been accused of petty theft from the department store involved. This nineteen year old or so young man’s life was closing in all around him. So he figured he’d throw in the cards and check out early. But instead of being able to just go away and do his suicide he had to do it in high profile style by taking out as many people as he could around him.

How the hell do you get fired from McDonald’s? What type of character does this man have where he gets fired from one of the easiest jobs on the planet? Just do what you’re told and show up to work on time most of the time and you’re set. I know a lot of people who quit McDonald’s for whatever reason. But fired? And to compound this question we have to throw in the fact that this is a person, barely out of his teen years, who was kicked out of the family home.

This is the type of character who is looking for the proverbial pity party. Ms. Maruca-Kovac said, “He just said how he was sorry for everything, that he didn’t want to be a burden any longer to anybody, that he loved his family and he loved all of his friends.” He didn’t want to be a burden to anybody. And yet, this man takes a rifle into a mall and burdens at least eight families with the senseless lost of a loved one and five other families with worry over the recover of their loved one. He doesn’t want to be a burden, but he wants to be famous for his cowardly act of suicide. This is the type of character that wants to be remembered as a heinous, infamous murderer. I really don’t know for sure if this man truly lived his life as a piece of shit. But I certainly do know that he died as one.

Add Robert Hawkins to the list of mall shooters. His peers are people like Sulejmen Talovic, the eighteen year old Bosnian immigrant who killed five and injured four when he opened fire in the Trolley Square mall in Salt Lake City, Utah back in February of this year. Another one is Dominick Maldonado of Tacoma, Washington who injured six people at the Tacoma Mall and took others hostage while he held police off for five hours. When he surrendered he told police that he had been humiliated during a troubled childhood and that recent problems made him want to be heard. These people rank right up there with the Columbine shooting brethren.

Be it some kind of place for shopping, a school, a place of employment, or any place where the public gathers some white guy some where is running ideas and scenarios in the back of his head for some time in the future when he looses it because he’s having a bad day. This happens more often than many people care to admit. But interestingly, even with all this activity and all this history of white men’s violence, it is the black man that is constantly depicted as the one that is most violent

Martin Lee Anderson was killed by authorities and yet he never killed or stole anything from anyone. Genarlow Wilson was jailed for engaging in consensual sex with a girl only two years his junior. The young men from the Jena Six may have been accused of trying to kill Justin Baker with their tennis shoes, but if they wanted to commit murder then they should have followed Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold’s example. Kheil Coppin was a black Brooklyn teenager who needed some understanding. Instead he got a butt load of bullets for holding a hair brush. And these are just some of the high profile abuse of black people who are supposed to be so much more violent than white people.

But if one takes an honest look at who is truly committing violent crimes without the predilection to prove black people are evil because they are black people, the examiner will see that black people are not the most murderous of thugs that require the heavy hand of the law as a response to this imagined threat. Not by a long shot from an assault rifle inside a mall at the height of the holiday season by the hands of a real killer.

Friday, December 7, 2007 - Posted by | African Americans, Black Community, Black Culture, Black Men, Black People, Genarlow Wilson, Jena 6, Kheil Coppin, Life, News, Racism, Thoughts, White On White Crime

7 Comments »

  1. Heard you well until you played the race card. Get off of the race card just FOR ONCE.. and then you might have an argument.

    Comment by annonymous | Friday, December 7, 2007 | Reply

  2. It is typical for white mindset people to claim black people play the race card whenever the disparity between the black community and the white community is brought to light. It is not the members of the black community who play the race card. It is the dominant culture that refuses to treat black people as equals that continues to play the race card. Treat us as equals and there wouldn’t be a race card to play.

    Peace

    Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Friday, December 7, 2007 | Reply

    • Murder is a human problem, not a race problem. The author is like so many others, defining oneself only by ones own race. What good is writing about someones hateful act only to just put you own twist of hate into what is written. It is clear you only jumped on an opportunity to criticize another race not a horrible act by one stupid person. Brotherpeacemaker, you are part of the problem.

      Comment by colordoesn'tmatter | Friday, October 9, 2009 | Reply

    • Thanks for the feedback colordoesn’tmatter,

      But you are either truly naive to think color does not matter or you simply chose to ignore the disparity of the black community. If color doesn’t matter then it shouldn’t matter if I mention color. But you take offense to it and chose to label me as part of the problem. Actually, I think you are part of the problem. Like the rest of the generic racial majority, you chose to close your eyes and pretend that we are all equal instead of recognizing the fact that we operate under conditions of significant racial disparity. And the person who says we have a race problem is the real problem and not the racism that is at the root of racial disparity. Color may not be an issue for you. You are oblivious and only see the recognition of it as some form of hate. But for those who are truly awake, we see the disparity. So why don’t you just pop another one of those blue pills that disguises reality and continue sleeping. And let the rest of us continue to struggle without your interference of complacency.

      Peace

      Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Friday, October 9, 2009 | Reply

  3. “Another dangerous white person”

    There are always going to be racists. The difference is, white people would never write address a criminal as “A black person” because immediately people would call him a racist…

    Comment by Anonymous2 | Monday, July 5, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks for the feedback Anonymous2,

      Either you just climbed out from under a rock or you are intent on spreading delusions. You’ll probably claim that you never heard of anyone saying anything like “black on black crime” because white people would never want to take the risk of being labeled a racist. But we both know that the phrase black on black crime is bandied about like the weather report on the news. I’m sorry but your comment, full of your contempt for facts, is truly inappropriate.

      Peace

      Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Monday, July 5, 2010 | Reply

  4. This reminds me of how pitbulls have a bad reputation. Golden retrievers have statistically more attacks than pitbulls but pitbulls get the bad rep. When in reality it is the person behind the dog or in this case parents and peers. This type of thing just doesn’t come out of no where.

    Comment by Kit | Friday, May 20, 2011 | Reply


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