On Wednesday afternoon, the Kansas City Star sent to its online subscribers via email a “Breaking News” alert.
On opening the Breaking News email, one sees a large photo of the most recent victim of the PC insanity that continues, if anything, to get more and more insane. The victim’s name is Michael Dargy, Jr. The headline under his photo reads, “Westport security guard fired for asking black bartender to make a ‘Trayvon Martini.'”
“He’s paid by the neighborhood to walk around with a pistol and ‘police’ the area. This is a huge issue with me,” wrote Bandaloop. “Who can trust this man in any interaction with an African American? How can this man make sure any mixed cultures are ‘secure’?”
If true, Dargy was making a pun on the name Trayvon Martin. The Star accurately but incompletely describes Martin as the “unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in Florida in 2012.”
Zimmerman was acquitted on second degree murder charges in the shooting death. Those who followed the trial know why he was acquitted. Martin, an aspiring MMA fighter nearly half a foot taller than Zimmerman, viciously and gratuitously attacked a man who was keeping an eye out for his community.
The only real eyewitness told the police immediately after the shooting, “So I open my door. It was a black man with a black hoodie on top of the other, either a white guy or now I found out I think it was a Hispanic guy with a red sweatshirt on the ground yelling out help! And I tried to tell them, get out of here, you know, stop or whatever, and then one guy on top in the black hoodie was pretty much just throwing down blows on the guy kind of MMA [mixed martial arts]-style.”
Had Zimmerman not shot him, Martin would almost assuredly gone to prison for some considerable time. The media have chosen not to know this. To this day, they choose to think of Martin the way they presented him to their audiences, namely as the “little boy” bringing Skittles and iced tea home to his littler brother.
The Star also notes, accurately enough, that “Zimmerman’s acquittal, on grounds of self defense, was a precursor to the Black Lives Matter movement.” The lie was thus made sacred in the canon of the politically correct.
Dargy was fired for failure to honor the lie. If he made the pun to a black bartender, he almost assuredly did not think he was making a racist remark. No matter. The Atlanta-based security firm Chesley Brown International fired him preemptively.
“While the investigation continues and remains active the officer’s employment with Chesley Brown has ended,” said the firm in a statement. “We hope that our quick response to this situation shows our commitment to The Westport Community.”
No, what the “quick response” shows is the company’s willingness to ruin a young man’s life all for fear of being branded with the Scarlet “R.” There was nothing noble about the move.
If being branded and fired was not traumatic enough, the Star moved in to publicly shame Dargy with its “Breaking News” alert. It would have been nice if the editors had at least waited for the investigation to be complete.