A black teen can kill you and do less than a year in jail.
The coarse reality is perplexing a Bronx family whose husband and father was killed by a black teen 'playing' the knock-out game.
Ildefonso Romero Jr. was killed by a single punch while attempting to rescue a girl from a mob of black thugs.
The attacker is charged with a misdemeanor.
America's justice system is attempting overcome economic disparities by keeping young blacks out of the penal system, even after they commit deadly crimes. The concept is called disparate impact and the premise is that blacks suffer an economic disparity due to the impact of a disciplinary record. In theory, a black adult looking for employment is less likely to be hired or to obtain a high-paying job if he or she has a history of being disciplined. The solution is to avoid disparate impact by not punishing black offenders.
The outcome is a perversion of justice as experienced by the family of Ildefonso Romero Jr.
How would you react if your beloved family member were killed by a sucker punch and the killer were charged with a misdemeanor?
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How tragic it is that white people are considered racists if they ask an Asian where they're from or take note of a black persons nappy hair.
Ildefonso Romero Jr. died days after a teenage boy allegedly sucker-punched him outside his home on Thieriot Avenue in Soundview on June 21. Witnesses said Romero had been protecting a girl from local teens who were apparently causing trouble in the street, and one of the teens punched Romero.
Romero fell and hit his head on the curb, and his son found him unconscious on the ground.
"I'm holding his hand and I'm looking at him and asking him, you know, 'Papi, wake up, Papi, get up,' and he wouldn't respond," said Noel Romero, the victim's son.
Ildefonso Romero's wife Jenny Guevarez said tearfully, "I kept on calling his name so he could wake up."
Romero died June 24.
Police arrested a 17-year-old, and though prosecutors believe he caused Romero's death, the Bronx district attorney's office has charged him with misdemeanor assault, which means he could end up serving less than a year if he's convicted.
"This guy kills my father and he's only gonna serve a year in jail? What kind of justice is that?" asked Noel Romero.
"A slap on the wrist, it's not fair," added Jennifer Perez, the victim's daughter.
The district attorney's office wouldn't comment other than to say the evidence didn't warrant additional charges. Sources familiar with the case say the district attorney believes there was no recklessness or intent to cause serious bodily harm.
Attorney information for the suspect wasn't immediately available.
Romero's family says the charge doesn't amount to justice for a man who raised five children, was two years shy of retiring from his job at Lincoln Hospital and was killed days before turning 60 and celebrating 34 years of marriage.
"I was planning his 60th birthday," said Guevarez. "A surprise party, and the surprise was for us. In one second, they took his life away."
Local officials are asking the district attorney's office to upgrade the charges, and are also drafting legislation that would make it mandatory for similar one-punch crimes to result in more jail time.
It appears to me that murdering a white person is the more extreme form of racism.
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