Claiming self-defense, black shooter kills unarmed Hispanic

Claiming self-defense, a man, X, shoots another man, Y, dead.

No. This is not yet another rehashing of the Zimmerman fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, although there are important similarities.

You see, like Trayvon Martin, it turns out the victim, Y, was unarmed. Unlike Martin, Y was mentally disabled, with the mental capacity of a 12-year-old.

But in this case, the roles are reversed. The shooter is black; while the victim is part Hispanic.

KSAZ Fox 10 reports from Laveen, Arizona, April 4, 2012, that about 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, a man and his girlfriend ordered food at the Taco Bell drive-thru and were told to pull up while their order was prepared.

At the same time, 29-year-0ld Daniel Adkins stepped around a corner into the path of the vehicle and angry words were exchanged between him and the driver. They got into an altercation and Adkins was shot once by the driver. He died at the scene.

The unarmed victim Daniel Adkins

The driver, a 22-year-old black male whose name has not been released, called police.

Adkins’ grieving family members want that driver arrested, but he’s claiming self-defense, saying that Adkins had a metal pipe that he swung at them. But it turns out Adkins was holding a dog leash with his yellow lab on the other end. A metal pipe or bat was never located.

The dog, Lady, stayed by Adkins’ side until the Humane Society came.

According to Phoenix Police Sgt. Tommy Thompson, an independent witness said Adkins had swung his fists in the driver’s direction: “He swung his fist towards the driver window, and at some point the driver shot him.”

Adkins lived with his mom and dad. He’s 29, but his family says he was mentally disabled with the mental capacity of a 12-year-old. He didn’t drive, and walked wherever he went. His sister Marina Reyes said:

“He [the shooter] needs to be behind bars. I’ll never see my brother again. If he felt that my brother was threatening him, he could have easily just rolled up the window and called the cops. This person is still on the loose and I don’t agree with that. So he’s saying self defense, then where’s the weapon? Where’s the pipe? They didn’t find anything on my brother. He [the shooter] was just too aggressive, you don’t need to go that far.”

But the shooter has not been arrested. Sgt. Thompson said  “Just because we don’t book a person immediately does not mean we don’t charge a person at a later date.”

The investigation is still ongoing.

So how come Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and their willing accomplices in the media aren’t up-in-arms over the killing of an innocent mentally-retarded man? How come we don’t see images of Adkins when he was an angelic 8-year-old and of his hulking shooter splayed all across newspapers and our TV screens? How come the New Black Panthers haven’t put a $10,000 bounty on the shooter’s head?

And why is it that Barack Obama hasn’t said “If I had a son, he’d look just like Daniel Adkins”?

Where’s the outrage?

Wait! I know, I know!

It’s because the victim is not black, but the shooter is black!

Did I get the answer right? [snark]

H/t beloved fellow Terry.

~Eowyn

19 responses to “Claiming self-defense, black shooter kills unarmed Hispanic

  1. Thank you Terry and Dr. Eowyn for this post. Once again, the mainstream media ignores what happened here because the shooter was black. The injustice and inequity is deplorable.

  2. Oh, I can hear Bill Cosby (now) on this though, though: “Where were the parents of the retarded kid? What were they thinking, letting him run around on the street with a dog like that?”

  3. Crickets from race baiters…doesn’t suit their agenda.

  4. Damn! It looks like Sharpton, Jackson and even Obama have declared “Open Season” on whites!

  5. This is my impression. Can I say “my impression is reality”?? Not really. It’s more a point of discussion — becuz I’m finding all this black marginalization and playing the race card just rather weird. They are out of range of the reality of facts — trying to hype up things to portray themselves as martyrs, victims, etc., etc. It seems to me it’s a pride issue and they are self-seeking seeking their own glorification. So, they cannot be within the range of reality. They’re lying to themselves and others — denying the reality of black on white crime while hyping out of proportion all things where there is a black casualty. The individual case are all tragedies. However, it’s this weird self-glorification as they demand special treatment that is rather concerning. They’re acting like the Nazis who claimed the superiority of the Aryan race and wanted dominance and worship. These ppl are getting evil. I’m sorry, but they’re getting evil through pride… is my impression.

  6. Or how about just plain evil with a little self-serving pride on the side

  7. Vic Bailey, Auburn, GA

    Where is Bama’s big mouth on this one? He sure couldn’t wait to voice his opnion on the other shooting! Where is Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson’s big mouths saying how this is WRONG, and how they want justice, something they NEVER want for anyone, they just want the money and fame that their big mouths bring them! But what PISSES me off the most is that STUPID people believe the LIARS! Semper Fi.

  8. Welcome to the comrade Dear Ruler’s Amerika.

    It isn’t coming…

    Its here.

    -Dave

  9. None of this will end well!

  10. Samantha Adkins

    This was a horrifying experience for my family and I. We had my cousins funeral Easter morning while his killer enjoyed time with his family. We are horrified by how much the media is ignoring this case and by the fact that the shooter is still not behind bars. We did not ever feel this was about race, we do not care that the shooter is black…only that he took my cousin from us. We just want justice for Daniel.

    • I’m so sorry for your loss, Samantha.

      Prayers. ♥

      • Patricia (Adkins) Franklin

        I too am Daniels cousin,everyday I spend my time hrs on the internet trying to get people to hear Daniels story,There is a petition for Daniel Adkins on change.org I encourage everyone to please sign,I have written to numerous media outlets without reply,I feel like AZ DA is intimidated by all the media & racial tension surrounding the Trayvon/zimmerman case they are not willing to arrest the shooter,as my sister commented,this is NOT about race it is about justice,I keep praying Daniel will get the justice he so rightly deserves,until then we the family will continue to write,post,call & email until we get results!

        • Sorry for your loss, Patricia.

          Please give us the URL of the petition on change.org. I’ll add the link to my post and encourage our readers to sign it. Thank you. ♥

    • Patricia (Adkins) Franklin

      Thank-you for standing together & fighting for Daniels justice,I know it can be exhausting but we must not give up,we are a strong family & together we can get his story out there,I’m not giving up. I hope more people realize it is ridiculous to kill someone in cold blood & remain free,the facts in Daniels case should have been enough to send him away. It is hard enough to lose a loved one but to lose a loved one to such a crime is devastating.

      • This is aweful! Please, please know that many of us are praying. I am so so so sorry for your family. Know that if the story is is on this blog many people around the world have read it and will read it in the future. Sooner or later justice will find the shooter….if not in this lifetime the next for sure. Nothing gets past Our Heavanly Father. You are in my prayers.

  11. black people all they do is sit ther fat lazy ass on the porch all day never cleaning ther house. we all know they stink and ther homes smell like shit, every black person male and female never heard of deodorant they stay musty smelling disgusting.

    • That is simply NOT true. There are blacks who work for a paycheck, who are not on welfare, who keep their homes clean, and who don’t smell like shit.

      There are also whites who don’t work, who are welfare parasites (my husband’s niece is an example), who keep their homes filthy (I’ve seen their homes), and who smell like shit.

      Your broad sweeping generalizations about ALL blacks being filthy and smelly make you a racist. You give white people and conservatives a bad name. You are not welcome here.

      • Robert Compton

        You said it Dr Eowyn! Quite some years ago I had lilly-white in-laws who exemplify your point perfectly! They were ABSOLUTE Welfare BUMS and working on a SECOND generation of same.
        And as for the rest: daddy washed his feet in a porcelain bowl – then they served spaghetti in the SAME BOWL! I doubt that this fellows “typical blacks” would stoop that low!

  12. Sorry to say, but when a white kills a minority, it’s national news. When minorities kill other minorities, there is one less nig###, spi$%, chi#$, etc. Minorities don’t own the major news stations. Why aren’t they picketing?

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