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Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:47 PM

Florida man charged with hate crime says he ‘only shot a n*gger’

Source: rawstory.com

By David Edwards
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 11:20 EDT

Authorities in Port St. Joe, Florida say a man charged with a hate crime felt inconvenienced by his arrest because he had “only shot a n*gger.”

Walton Henry Butler, 59, was arrested by Gulf County Sheriff’s deputies on Monday night for shooting 32-year-old Everett Gant, who is black, in the head with a .22 caliber rifle.

According to a charging affidavit obtained by The Star, Butler had referred to Pamela Rogers’ child and other children at his apartment complex with racial slurs.

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/07/31/florida-man-charged-with-hate-crime-says-he-only-shot-a-ngger/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheRawStory+%28The+Raw+Story%29



What scum.

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Reply Florida man charged with hate crime says he ‘only shot a n*gger’ (Original post)
tawadi Jul 2012 OP
onehandle Jul 2012 #1
Vogon_Glory Jul 2012 #2
enlightenment Jul 2012 #3
primavera Jul 2012 #13
Auggie Jul 2012 #30
whopis01 Jul 2012 #34
YvonneCa Jul 2012 #39
1StrongBlackMan Jul 2012 #44
MADem Aug 2012 #51
SunSeeker Jul 2012 #4
Lint Head Jul 2012 #5
heaven05 Jul 2012 #6
Mopar151 Jul 2012 #7
rexcat Jul 2012 #17
heaven05 Jul 2012 #8
Posteritatis Jul 2012 #9
Cryptoad Jul 2012 #10
tawadi Jul 2012 #12
formercia Jul 2012 #40
lunatica Jul 2012 #11
Suji to Seoul Jul 2012 #14
freshwest Jul 2012 #15
Mopar151 Jul 2012 #47
olddad56 Jul 2012 #16
KamaAina Jul 2012 #20
HockeyMom Jul 2012 #21
xtraxritical Jul 2012 #25
Citizen Worker Jul 2012 #18
xtraxritical Jul 2012 #26
baldguy Aug 2012 #49
4th law of robotics Aug 2012 #56
ProfessorGAC Aug 2012 #60
backscatter712 Jul 2012 #19
Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2012 #31
hamsterjill Jul 2012 #22
Dustlawyer Jul 2012 #28
Scootaloo Jul 2012 #32
hamsterjill Jul 2012 #36
Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2012 #38
Smilo Jul 2012 #23
allan01 Jul 2012 #24
Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2012 #33
krispos42 Jul 2012 #27
Scootaloo Jul 2012 #29
Ineeda Jul 2012 #35
tawadi Jul 2012 #37
heaven05 Aug 2012 #61
Cali_Democrat Jul 2012 #41
tawadi Jul 2012 #42
mercuryblues Aug 2012 #53
jpak Jul 2012 #43
proud patriot Jul 2012 #45
truthisfreedom Jul 2012 #46
JI7 Aug 2012 #48
Remmah2 Aug 2012 #50
HooptieWagon Aug 2012 #58
Raster Aug 2012 #59
NickB79 Aug 2012 #62
struggle4progress Aug 2012 #52
lilithsrevenge12 Aug 2012 #54
Ash_F Aug 2012 #64
4th law of robotics Aug 2012 #55
patricia92243 Aug 2012 #57
Marrah_G Aug 2012 #63

Response to tawadi (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:50 PM

1. Just another gun used for its intended purpose. nt

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:50 PM

2. Debit to the White Race n/t

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:56 PM

3. I feel very sorry for the defense attorney who is assigned to

represent this miserable excuse for a human being.

How do you defend that which has no defense?

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Response to enlightenment (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:23 PM

13. You and me both

I've been thinking that same thought about the poor schmucks who have to defend James Holmes. What the hell are you supposed to say?

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Response to primavera (Reply #13)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:59 PM

30. My guess is all they can do is plea bargain for the most favorable time of incarceration ...

though how can it matter? Once in prison this dude is toast.

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Response to enlightenment (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 04:07 PM

34. The only thing I can imagine helps is doing the best job you can

just to make sure there is no possibility of this guy ever getting out on appeal.

Make sure he gets good representation, a fair trial, and that everything goes by the book. All while hoping for a conviction and knowing that doing your job will actually help the conviction stick in the end.

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Response to enlightenment (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 05:58 PM

44. Here's to hoping ...

his Public Defender is named "Leroy X", a long-time and active member of the Nation of Islam.

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Response to enlightenment (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:58 AM

51. Medical incompetence??? What else could there be that might have a rat's ass chance of flying?

Insanity, dementia, incompetence...?

The guy's a scuzzball, regardless.

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:57 PM

4. Romney's base. nt

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:58 PM

5. Sad. Obviously an Obama hater. I wonder what comments will be made on hate sites.

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:02 PM

6. wow

shades 0f 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, and the start of the 21st century america.

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:04 PM

7. Could be a difficult prosecution

Depending on whether they go with "diminished capacity" or "subhuman".

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Response to Mopar151 (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 02:02 PM

17. It's Florida...

issues such as diminished capacity or subhuman doesn't matter. On the other hand racism in Florida is rampant and that could be a defense.

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:07 PM

8. well

the difference is: at least he is in jail.

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:10 PM

9. Wow. (nt)

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:14 PM

10. Gulf County.....

that is "old Florida" people still disappear in the swamps there

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 05:17 PM

40. Spent a few Days there once.

Camped out and feasted on Blue Crabs that we caught at the State Park Beach. Had a kettle of water boiling close by, so it was only seconds to the pot.

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:16 PM

11. He obviously pines for the good old days

When everyone knew their place. I bet he beats his wife and kids too.

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:25 PM

14. 2012 and this shit still happens!?!?! Speechless.

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:26 PM

15. Did this guy miss the fifties and sixties? Was his brain pickled in a jar for decades? WTF!!!

What a worthless, rabid dog.



But I guess we should expect no less from a nation that tolerates Rush on the airways, and all the rest of them. No fairness doctrine and no provision to use the airways in the public interest, just fascist corporatists.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #15)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:18 PM

47. Happens when you regularly flood your cerebral cortex

With JAX beer and Faux News.

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 02:00 PM

16. At least it happened in Florida and not in the US

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Response to olddad56 (Reply #16)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 02:41 PM

20. ROFL!

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Response to olddad56 (Reply #16)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 02:57 PM

21. Something seriously needs to be done about Florida

I have the misfortune to live in this insane state.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #21)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:47 PM

25. If I were you I would move to Cuba!

 

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 02:39 PM

18. This incident and others like it are illustrative of just how close we are to throwing the ropes

over tree limbs and lynching Black people.

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Response to Citizen Worker (Reply #18)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:48 PM

26. Really? One insane old bigot?

 

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #26)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:59 AM

49. It's not just one, and you know it. It's just the tip of the iceberg, fed by RW propaganda.

The GOPs opposition to Obama is based entirely on the color of his skin. They have nothing else.

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Response to Citizen Worker (Reply #18)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:09 AM

56. How do you draw a trend line from an N of 1?

 

Are you superman?

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Response to 4th law of robotics (Reply #56)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:10 PM

60. At This Point It's A K of 1

Don't you think? This is extrapolation beyond extrapolation.
GAC

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 02:41 PM

19. They should bring back Old Sparky for this one.

Fry him in the chair, and make sure they "forget" to wet the sponge.

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #19)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 04:00 PM

31. Actually, a more fitting punishment would be life with all black guards.

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:05 PM

22. I'm a child of the sixties.

This saddens me SO much when I learn there are people who still think this way. I know it's out there, but good grief! He shot a man and all he can think of is the color of the man's skin!

Some of us have come so far. Others of us are just assholes!

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #22)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:55 PM

28. You can thank Fox, Rush, O'reilly, Beck and a host of similar hosts!

They have fed the flames of hatred for shameless self promotion.

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #22)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 04:02 PM

32. I really hope you didn't think it disappeared

As a "Child of the Sixties," surely you saw plenty of racism. Though you were a child, I'm sure you were at least somewhat familiar with hte jeering, screaming faces of the white people of Little Rock. You heard raucous support for Governor Wallace and Bull Connor. You saw men disgraced for wanting a sandwich, and you saw other children have their skin ripped apart by the fire hoses and dogs.

Tell me you don't think all of that just curled up and died. All those people, young and old? They didn't have a magical epiphany, "oh golly, racism is so wrong!" They just decided to not scream o loud. And like any racist fuck, they passed the hate down to their own kids and grandkids. It's always been there.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #32)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 04:15 PM

36. "I know it's out there"

Did you miss THAT part of my post?

No, I don't think it all went away completely in some magical moment. But back then, I could never have envisioned having a black President. And we have one today. I'm grateful to have been alive to see that happen. So pardon me, if I believe there has been SOME progress.

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #22)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 04:53 PM

38. Racists don't consider black men to be men.

In fact, they consider them to be WORSE than animals because at least with animals they could have some affection, like dogs or cats.

The first step in Civil Rights was to make racists realize they were men.

Remember this?



This shooter doesn't even consider what he did to be a crime.

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:18 PM

23. This is so hard to read

so much hate against another because of skin color and it is 2012. Where have these people been the last 50 years?

I was also shocked that Butler called 911 himself and was able to finish dinner before the police arrived - WTF?

I do hope Mr. Gant recovers fully and wish him and his family well.

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:44 PM

24. re:Florida man charged with hate crime says he ‘only shot a n*gger’

i am so sick of this .i just want to screem. who made you judge , god , and jury. Huh? who made you those . i wish this would stop. this is supposed to be the 21st century, but this discusting stuff still goes on.
man if i were judge id love to throw the perverval book at that gentleman, but then there is court decourm. i am also keeping my cool and not swearing here as we dont have to swear to get our point accross. grr. we bring these people to our country against their will and so fourth and exploit every minority who we feel that we could fleece . stop i say . stop

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Response to allan01 (Reply #24)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 04:04 PM

33. "who made you judge , god , and jury. Huh?"

He would say, "God".

After all, Jesus was a white guy.

Right?

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:55 PM

27. This sounds like something out of a Mark Twain story.

Son of a BITCH!!!!


We all know they think it, but to actually say it? On the record????

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:57 PM

29. Wait, he got charged? In Florida?

What a deeply inconsistent place that is! Make up your mind, Florida, either killing a black person makes you a celebrity, or it makes you a criminal. get it the fuck together!

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 04:08 PM

35. My brother lives in Marion County, more toward the middle of the state.

Rampant racism territory. He says that his neighbors and acquaintances are befuddled about the presidential election. They hate Romney intensely but can't imagine voting for the n*gger. Thank heavens it's a secret ballot, otherwise some of them would be happy to shoot my brother when he casts his vote for Barack Obama.

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Response to Ineeda (Reply #35)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 04:20 PM

37. Our country seems to be seething with hatred

With no end in sight.

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Response to tawadi (Reply #37)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:27 PM

61. seems

seems? always has. Just that the dark underbelly finally sought the light with Obama as the excuse for it's eruption.

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 05:30 PM

41. Gant is in stable condition and is expected to survive

Great news.

Now imprison the racist for the rest of his miserable life.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #41)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 05:39 PM

42. Do you wonder how many other people may have not survived?

I wonder how many people this shithead Butler might have shot before.

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Response to tawadi (Reply #42)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:03 AM

53. That was my

1st thought after reading the article. He was way to calm for this to be his first time shooting someone.

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 05:56 PM

43. More Gun Culture Fun

yup

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:41 PM

45. my heart just sank reading this

he ate dinner instead of putting pressure on his wound ? I'm literlly disgusted .

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:49 PM

46. Wow, hard head! Lucky!

That dude just put himself behind bars for a long time. What a fucking asshole and idiot. Glad he confessed to a hate crime and minimized the price of prosecution.

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:27 AM

48. maybe this is bigoted

but i think most gun nuts are like this guy. i'm not saying every single one. but i would say a large majority have views like him and think they should have the right to do what he did without consequences.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #48)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:49 AM

50. You got that right.

 

It certainly is bigoted.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #48)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:08 AM

58. Bullshit.

Most "gun nuts" are not like this guy. 40% of Democrats own guns. DU polls indicate a 50% ownership rate... have you heard a DUer spew racist hate like that?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #48)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:25 AM

59. I disagree. This post was alerted on, went to jury and unfortunately my colleagues voted to leave it

You know very well your posting is bigoted and paints "most gun nuts" with a broad, bigoted and racist brush, and that I do not believe is the case.

While I am not a "gun nut," I come from a Southern Arizona family where EVERYONE owns guns and hunts. And I can assure you, they no more believe and behave as this racist asshole than I do. A large majority of my Southern Arizona family and friends are Democrats and helped elect President Obama.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #48)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:29 PM

62. I'd bet you are friends with many gun owners

Odds are you are, since almost half of all homes have a gun in them, but you don't even know it, because they are good, decent people completely unlike this asshole.

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:02 AM

52. Super-Racist Walton Henry Butler Shoots Black Man in Face, Eats Dinner, Cops Say

By Rich Abdill Tue., Jul. 31 2012 at 2:12 PM

... The victim, 32-year-old Everett Gant, had gone to Butler's apartment to confront him about calling a child a "nigger" and making "several racial remarks to the black children in the apartment complex," according to the police report. Butler allegedly responded by shooting him in the face with a .22-caliber rifle.

The rest can be best explained by the probable-cause affidavit from the Gulf County Sheriff's Office (We also put the cover page online, if you're curious):

After Walt Butler shot Everett Gant he stated he shut the sliding glass door with Everett Gant lying outside the door, called 911 then funished cooking supper, sat at the kitchen table and began eating.

When Sheriff Nugent arrived on scene he made contact with Butler by phone. Butler told him to come in he was eating dinner and had put up the gun. Butler was sitting at the table and acted as if it was an inconvenienced when he was asked to stand up and handcuffs were put on. He said he did not understand the problem he had only shot a nigger ...


http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2012/07/walton_henry_butler_on_hate_cr.php

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:07 AM

54. Sometimes I wonder...

If global warming putting this state underwater would be a good thing...I would miss the beaches though

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Response to lilithsrevenge12 (Reply #54)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:05 PM

64. On the bright side, there'd be new beaches. /nt

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:08 AM

55. You know that "right to remain silent" . . . yeah that's for your benefit

 

idiot.

I don't envy his (likely) court-appointed attorney.

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:22 AM

57. I assume he was "standing his ground." (Sarcasm)

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Response to tawadi (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:00 PM

63. I wish I beleived in hell

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