Black FedEx Driver Shot at, Chased by White Male and Father

This is almost identical to what happened to Ahmaud Arbery. He was shot at just because he was black. Apparently the lesson has not been learned. This story will probably be ignored by the media since there is no video. It is frightening that the lynching mentality is alive and well in parts of America:

Two white men are facing criminal charges after a black delivery driver says he was chased and shot at while delivering packages.

The driver, D’monterrio Gibson, says it happened on January 24 in Brookhaven, Mississippi.

He was driving a Hertz rental van that had no FedEx markings, though Gibson was wearing a FedEx jacket, shirt, and pants.

Gibson says he was driving down a street when a man in the middle of the road pointed a gun at his vehicle, waving at him to stop.

He hid behind his steering wheel and tried to swerve around him. That’s when Gibson says he heard shots hitting the van.

He believes he was targeted because he is black.

FedEx driver shot at, chased by father, son because of his race, attorney says (Photo Courtesy of Lincoln County Sheriff's Department)

Court Strikes down N.C.’s voter-ID law, says it Targeted Voters ‘Based on Race’

It seems the only way to protect the rights of African Americans is through the courts. The U.S. Congress is doing nothing to fight voter suppression. This is a small victory in a war that we are losing. The Republicans are engaging in full white supremacist attacks. And Democrats are unwilling to fight to defend the rights of our fellow citizens. Only a movement of the 99 percent will save the rights of voters of color:

A law to require voter identification in North Carolina discriminates against Black voters, making it unconstitutional, according to a 2-1 Superior Court ruling Friday in Wake County.

Citing a federal court ruling, the judges explained that the decision did not find “any member of the General Assembly who voted in favor of S.B. 824 harbors any racial animus or hatred towards African American voters,” but instead that the Republican majority targeted “voters who, based on race, were unlikely to vote for the majority party.” They said that constitutes racial discrimination “even if done for partisan ends.”

In this AP file photo, David Boger blacked out his address on a drivers license to protest a North Carolina Voter ID law in 2016. (H. Scott Hoffmann/News & Record via AP)
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