Jessica Perry (@blindbymybeauty) April 26, 2012
Ready for another rush to judgment? Twitter users are drawing parallels between the shooting of Bo Morrison (above), an unarmed black man in Slinger, Wisc., to the shooting of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida:
The incident occurred in the early hours of March 3. Here is what happened, as reported by GlobalGrind:
There was an underage drinking party at the home of Tim Hess, the neighbor of Mr. Kind, which Bo was attending. It was Mr. Hess’ daughters who were the hosts of the party. Kind, 35, called police at about 1:00AM, complaining of loud music coming from a car parked in his neighbor’s driveway. He pounded on the window of the car and asked a woman inside to turn down the music. She refused. The police arrive on the scene at 1:05AM.
For 45 minutes, the police try to get into the garage in the back of the Hess house, where the young people are partying, but to no avail. They leave the garage area, but park their cars just a few hundred feet away from both the Hess house and the Kind home.
At 1:50AM, the police call Adam Kind and explain that they will cite the party hosts in the morning. They speak with Adam for 4 1/2 minutes. The police say he was appreciative and would give a statement in the morning. Mr. Kind claims he went back to sleep with his wife.
At 1:55AM, the father of the party’s host come outside and kicks down the door of the garage and all of the young people run. Bo runs and hides in the Adam Kind’s enclosed porch in the back of his house.
At 1:56AM Bo is shot dead. The police cars are still outside the house. Bo is killed while the cops are only a few hundred feet from the house.
At 2:00AM Adam’s wife calls 911 to report the shooting.
Adam Kind has not been arrested, prosecuted, or charged with a crime. Under Wisconsin’s Castle Doctrine, signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker last year, homeowners facing imminent danger to their lives may protect themselves using deadly force.
Washington County District Attorney Mark Bensen said, “The homeowner acted lawfully in self-defense when he fired a single shot at Mr. Morrison. In addition, our office recognizes that the presumption of reasonable use of force under the ‘Castle Doctrine’ only applies in a limited number of situations. Under the facts of this case, it appears that all of the requirements have been met.”
Now GlobalGrind has obtained and published an unedited tape of the 911 call and is reporting that Adam Kind may have called Bo Morrison a racial epithet before shooting him:
Twitchy readers may recall that similar claims were made about George Zimmerman’s 911 call. Those claims were later shown to be incorrect, or at least unproven.