Robert Longfellow

Florida Executes White Man For Killing Black Man, First Time, Ever

 

“Justice” is supposed to be blind. That’s clearly a farce considering that Florida has executed a white man for the killing of a Black man, for the first time, ever. 

Seriously.

Reports the Huff Post:

The state of Florida did something on Thursday it hasn’t done since reinstating the death penalty in 1976: Execute a white man for killing a black man.

By contrast, at least 18 black men have been executed for killing white men in the last four decades, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.

Mark Asay was executed by lethal injection for two racially-motivated, premeditated murders carried out on the same day in 1987.

A jury convicted him in 1988.

One of the murders involved 34-year-old Robert Lee Booker, who Asay shot after shouting racial slurs at him, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Asay’s other victim that day was a Hispanic man who he hired for oral sex. Asay killed him after he realized he wasn’t a woman.

We’re going to say plenty of white dudes have killed Black men in Florida in the last 40 years.

We’ll let you guess why there’s a disparity. But it shouldn’t be too tough.

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