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Thu Aug 8, 2013, 07:05 PM

Racism? There is no racism in this country.

Florida man shoots neighbor in the face and tells police ‘I only shot a ni**er’

A Port St. Joe, Florida man arrested for shooting his neighbor in the face allegedly admitted his crime to police, with a strange excuse.

Walter Henry Butler, 59, was arrested by Gulf County Sheriffs deputies after shooting Everett Gant, who is black. Gant was shot in the face after he confronted Butler about using racial slurs to address children living in the apartment complex where the two men reside.

Deputies said Butler admitted to shooting the victim, and even called 911 himself to report it, after which he reportedly went back to cooking his dinner. According to reports, officers on the scene said Butler seemed annoyed by the arrest and told officers, “I only shot a ni—r.

http://thegrio.com/2012/08/01/florida-man-shoots-neighbor-in-the-face-and-tells-police-i-only-shot-a-ni-r/

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Thu Aug 8, 2013, 07:19 PM

1. i'm glad this site can finally address racism

 

i feels it's been taboo here for too long

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Thu Aug 8, 2013, 07:59 PM

2. I can't get over how he felt it was okay to shoot a man simply because he was black.

And I hope he is not allowed to use the 'stand your ground' law as defense. But since it is Florida, it would not surprise me.

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Thu Aug 8, 2013, 08:21 PM

3. He is claiming self defense

The incident took place on Monday night at the Pine Ridge Apartments in Port St. Joe. Cops say that Bulter used racial slurs towards children in the complex and the victim, 32-year-old Everett Gant, knocked on his door to talk to him about it. Butler reportedly opened the door and shot Gant in the face with a 22. caliber shotgun. After the shooting, he allegedly closed the door, called 911 and finished cooking dinner.
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According to WMBB-TV, Butler made a 911 call claiming the shooting was in self-defense:
“This man came in and threatened to kill me and I just shot him. I need ya’ll to come and pick him up…. He’s moving out there, he’s on my back patio.”
Fortunately, Gant survived the shooting and is listed in “guarded condition.”
Here are more details from WJHG-TV:
When Sheriff Nugent arrived Butler told him he did not understand the problem and acted as if he was being inconvenienced. “He was brought to the investigation unit where he was interviewed and basically admitted to shooting the victim and said he shot a, used a racial slur, and said that is what he shot and acted like it was not like a big deal or anything to him,” said Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent.

http://newsone.com/2028377/walter-henry-butler-port-st-joe-florida/

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