Yet another story that’s not from The Onion:
Robert Bates, the volunteer Oklahoma deputy reserve who shot an unarmed black man in Tulsa earlier this month, pleaded not guilty to second-degree manslaughter charges on Tuesday.
The judge set a hearing for July 2, and allowed Bates to take a previously scheduled vacation to the Bahamas.
If you think that if Mr. Bates was anything other than a rich white guy playing dress-up cop and it was all a horrible accident and he needs to go to Nassau to recover from the trauma of not being allowed to play with his guns, then what the fuck.
If Mr. Bates was a black man in the same situation who “accidentally” killed a white man, he’d be held to a $1 million bond and wearing an ankle monitor. America hurrah.