There’s a great scene in I, Robot, where Will Smith’s character has been trying to warn people about the harmful nature of robots on mankind and our reliance on them. After the robots he forewarned about engage in a uprising against humanity and threaten all of human life, he saves the heroine of the film (who refused to believe him of the insidious nature of the robots) and matter-of-factly states, “You know somehow, “I told you so”, just doesn’t quite say it.”
John Derbyshire, who famously wrote The Talk back in 2012, must feel this way with this story of a white teenager who tried to be a good Samaritan to two teenage black kids…. [‘He was such a good soul’: Jack Snyder remembered as prosecutor prepares charges in shooting death, Fox17Online.com, February 21, 2023]:
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Prosecutors plan to charge two teens arrested in connection to the deadly shooting of a Battle Creek Central High School student as adults.
Police say 17-year-old Jack Snyder was shot and killed just after midnight on Friday in the area of Battle Creek Avenue and Capital Avenue SW.
“He was such a good soul. He would help anyone out, which is how he died,” said Ryan Jordan, Snyder’s uncle. “He was always helping people, he didn’t care who you were or where you came from.”
Police believe Jack saw two teens walking outside in the cold and offered to give them a ride. When the two got in the car, police say they tried to carjack the victim and pulled out a gun.
According to police, Jack resisted and was shot twice.
On Sunday, the 14-year-old was arrested by Battle Creek detectives and the Emergency Response Team at about 2 a.m. As a result of executing multiple search warrants on several different addresses across the city, the 14-year-old was located in a car parked in the area of Jackson Street and Bedford Road. He was arrested without incident.
Detectives have also recovered the gun that they suspect was involved in the killing. Confirmation of this is pending forensic analysis.
At 5 p.m. Sunday, the second suspect, a 13-year-old boy, turned himself into the Battle Creek Police Department. He was accompanied to the police department by a parent.
Both suspects have been taken to the Calhoun County Youth Center, pending a hearing on Tuesday.
The Calhoun County prosecutor tells FOX 17 the 14-year-old will be charged as an adult and will request the court designate the 13-year-old as an adult for prosecution.
A memorial has gone up in the area of Battle Creek Avenue and Capital Avenue Southwest calling for justice for Jack.
His Name is Jack Snyder, a white teenager who out of altruism gave a ride to two black kids he thought were cold, and they shot him for this act of benevolence.
White privilege… meets the reality of black anti-social behavior.
Derbyshire’s warning was meant to save lives…