Archive | January 13, 2016

News Article: College Student’s Death Might Be Tied To Street Harassment

Like I said, in today’s America, the best thing a conscious woman can do today is avoid the majority of black males.  I read the original story on another news outlet and arrived at the same conclusion: another woman dies because she rejected a black male’s advances.  When street harassment ends in death.

http://www.refinery29.com/2016/01/100660/college-student-shot-new-years-eve-texas

Eric Jamal Johnson, a U.S. Marine, has been arrested for the murder of Sara Mutschlechner, a 20-year-old who was shot and killed in Denton, Texas, as she drove friends home in the early hours of New Year’s Day. With Johnson’s arrest come details of that night that suggest Mutschlechner’s death came after street harassment escalated to violence.

Denton police spokesman Shane Kizer told CNN that there was an exchange between Mutschlechner and her car’s three passengers and a car carrying five or six men. “It was an amicable conversation to begin with, but quickly went downhill and some derogatory statements were made toward the female occupants of that vehicle,” Kizer said. “Some comments were made back towards him, even a couple of threats were thrown. About that time, they were driving through the intersection…when several shots were fired.”

Mutschlechner, who was hit in the head by a bullet, died later that day at a local hospital. Kizer described the passengers who were in the car with Johnson when it fled the scene as “persons of interest.”

Emily May, executive director of anti-harassment nonprofit Hollaback!, told us, “Street harassment is on a spectrum of gender-based violence. When street harassment is okay, it makes groping okay. And when groping is okay, it makes assault okay. And when assault is okay, it makes murder okay. To make sure what happened to Sara doesn’t happen to anyone else, we need to stop this cycle where it starts.”

 

Anne Arundel County, Odenton, Maryland Library

So one morning I was walking from the parking lot towards the Anne Arundel County Public Library, located at  1325 Annapolis Road, Odenton 21113.  The sidewalk entrance is like a big cement open foyer and is semi-circle.  From the side of my right eye I noticed a black male “Christian” walking horizontally towards me instead of towards the entrance of the door.

I literally did an about face and started walking either back towards my car or the grass of the Library grounds on its western side.  The black male was relentless and still followed me as I zig zagged again towards the library’s lobby.  He nearly cut me off from the door and had the audacity to say: “Oh I didn’t mean to scare you,” with a nasty smirk on his face. So a religiously clad woman walking in every opposite and diagonal direction AWAY from you did not give you a social cue that you are frightening her? I did not respond and kept walking until he breached my space and said “Oh are you a Christian?”  This is the dumbest question Black”Christian” males ask as a pick up line, follow a woman who is alone and clearly has no interest in being bothered by you and it is inappropriate and disgusting. I refused to look at him and said “no” and was close enough to the entrance that I walked right to the circulation desk where I knew employees would be.

There are still uncouthe and illiterate black males in Maryland who are so repulsive, so dumb and ignorant to see a Sunni Muslim in traditional hijab (religious head covering), avoiding male strangers and still attempt to force their unwanted presence.  Once he saw me with a couple of members of the library staff he quickly disappeared and I did not even see him in the library the entire time I was there.  This was broad daylight but no one was around in the parking lot so he likely planned ahead to corner me off from accessing the library where patrons and staff would be.

Today’s black males continue to disgust and harass women in the state of Maryland.  Maryland refuses to have a task force specially equipped to enforce hate crime and street harassment laws.

Black man leave us alone.