Reparations by other means.
Why did prosecutors grant young Miriam Carre immunity in the slayings of her adoptive parents, Robin Carre and Dr. Beth Potter?
The Dane County District Attorney compiled an impressive tranche of forensic evidence: text messages, cell phone eco-location, street camera videos, etc. Miriam Carre posted selfie photos of her boyfriend Khari Sanford pointing the likely murder weapon. Topped by the testimony his accomplice, who also awaits sentencing. Did they really need Miriam’s testimony, which feigned total ignorance of the crime?
Classmates at West high school overheard the two lovebirds scheming to lay hands on her parents’ “bands” of money. Other witnesses heard Sanford talk about life insurance policies. Who told him?
So, good on the murdered couple’s adult sons for squeezing Miriam out of any inheritance, ably detailed in today’s Wisconsin State Journal. Teenagers do get crossways with their parents. But not many arrange to yank their girlfriend’s parents out of bed, drive them to a densely wooded place, force them to their knees, and pop a cap behind their ears, then feverishly work their ATM cards for quick cash.
‘Although Miriam may have not been physically present during the murders of her parents, that does not absolve Miriam from accountability.’
— Petition to exclude the daughter from her parents’ will (reported here).
Not exactly ‘Bleak House’
The parents lavished separate living quarters and a vehicle on their under-age daughter and boyfriend. Sanford, in addition to shacking with his honey at her parents’ expense, had been given the benefit of an internship with the mayor’s office. The two lovebirds hatched their plot during ceramics class. Ceramics class!
Now the money quote from Miriam — adopted out of Guatemala — in a text message to Sanford, a young black man:
“I feel like (my parents) got this white (savior) act going on and, like, feel like they can’t do any wrong.”
In the same edition of our favorite Madison daily newspaper, reporter Mitchell Schmidt inserts this unattributed boilerplate into an unrelated story:
Critical race theory [is] a decades old academic framework used in graduate courses to understand how laws and institutions perpetuate racism. It is not taught in elementary schools, though conservatives have often conflated it with lessons focused on diversity, equity and inclusion.
Tell us, then, from what drain pipe did Miriam Carre and Khari Sanford imbibe their racial hatred — if not from the CRT lesson plan on how “laws and institutions perpetuate racism.” Whether from their school or the culture at large, CRT is not confined to esoteric doctoral dissertations, Mr. Reporter.
If Madison schools are not teaching CRT, they practice it.
“If it’s not critical race theory, it’s critical race theory-lite,” says Columbia University professor John McWhorter, author of Woke Racism; “How a new religion has betrayed black America.” McWhorter defines CRT as:
See[ing] white people as potential oppressors and black people as perpetual victims of an inherently oppressive system. This “critical approach has trickled down,” McWhorter writes, “into … education-school pedagogy and administration … and from there migrated … into the way they wind up running schools.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Madisons’ obsession with diversity, equity, and inclusion creates division, grievance, and resentment. CRT taught Miriam Carre, Khari Sanford, and accomplice Ali’jah Larrue that THEY were the victims and white people their oppressor — even if one of them was rescued out of an orphanage in Guatemala and both got to play house rent- and judgment-free.