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Black Man Not Guilty After Killing White Man During Racially Charged Bar Dispute

31-year old, Stephen Spencer, of Pennsylvania, was recently found not guilty in the shooting death of a white man while defending himself during a racially charged dispute in a bar.

Back in July 2017, Spencer got into an argument with Christopher Williams in a bar. The dispute started when Williams, a 32-year old white man when, refused to shake Spencer’s hand. From there the situation escalated, leading to Spencer firing one shot at Williams. Williams, who was unarmed, would die from him injuries.

After the shooting, Spencer immediately turned himself in. He was charged with criminal homicide, simple assault, and terroristic threats.

After being held in jail for over a year, a jury acquitted Spencer of all charges.

Spencer testified that he acted in self-defense. He claimed he had been enduring racial taunts inside the bar that night before he left. He said that a group of several white men followed him outside the bar and yelled at him, “We’re going to get you, n—–!” Fearing for his life, he pulled out his gun and fired one shot.

Meanwhile, the prosecution argued that what Spencer did could not have anything to do with the confrontation inside the bar and said he should have ran away instead of pulling out his firearm.

But in a rare case, the court sided with Spencer, a Black man, and acquitted him.

“I was fighting for my life for 15 months and I finally made it. Justice was served,” Spencer said.

Spencer was described during the trial as a family man and a business owner. It was also stated that he has a concealed carry permit and has no criminal record.

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His lawyer, John Pike, said the case was “more than just someone shooting an unarmed person. And the jury saw it, they saw it for what it was — ugly racism.”

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81 comments

ron August 17, 2019 at 8:50 pm

he didn’t deserve to be shot to death this was horrific decision one of the worse I ever heard this guy will kill again

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TonyGrant52 August 17, 2019 at 11:32 pm

Shut the f*ck up you’re probably a racist as much sh*t happened to black people in America if a group of white guys said they were going to get me I would’ve feared for my life too and killed them he is Innocent

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wilfred September 6, 2019 at 11:56 am

i be so happy dem yte dude be daid.

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Diana Moore September 7, 2019 at 1:28 pm

Justice,was served. There is no room in the inn for Racism. Until this Mindset stops, there will always be Justice for All! Whats good for the Gather, is good for the Goose. By any means necessary. You don’t come for me! I WON’T come for you! Self defense is better than, just standing still, or being cold in a slab mortuary.
#Ijs
#DountoOthersasyouWantdoneUntoyou

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Blacklady September 9, 2019 at 10:39 am

Try harder at life. You’re failing

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tel September 6, 2019 at 11:57 am

him daid.

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Scharee August 18, 2019 at 6:45 am

So if 4 black men followed you and called you names said they were going to assault you and you shot them you would have not even been arrested

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Vic gater August 19, 2019 at 10:36 pm

You are crazy racist pig defend his life got what he got.

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tyrone September 6, 2019 at 12:01 pm

him be daid now.

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alvin hall August 20, 2019 at 2:07 am

Ron the way you think I believe you’ll be next.

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Vote trump out August 20, 2019 at 3:24 pm

Well Ron if another angry mob of white savage punks decides to confront him again Im pretty sure he would and should kill to protect his self from savages….that man got what he deserved he was stupid to think he was back in pre civil right days where shit like that was the norm he lost his life due to his stupidity…I’m happy to see that this young black man can return to his life which was pretty fruitful and upstanding and be back with his family now that what I call JUSTICE

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fuq u August 20, 2019 at 6:54 pm

stfu

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Minister Ron Richardson August 20, 2019 at 9:22 pm

You have several drunk white guys amped up, who would have beaten this man to death. Running would encourage them even further. The police came and saw a black man killed a white man and they charged him with everything that they could fine. They wanted to charge him with terroristic acts. If he had been white he would have been bailed out, but since he was black with a murder charge no bail. I am glad that the jury saw this farce for what it is. Self defense while being black.

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Kevin August 27, 2019 at 1:29 pm

Nor did Emmet Till, Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin or Martin Luther King… yet people like you make statements proving why our society is sick and shameful. #JusticeServed

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David james September 6, 2019 at 11:24 am

I thank this guy had a rite to defend him.self. But I bet you he is married to a white women and thought he would get a pass.
I don’t care some places you just don’t go. He knew that was a white bar.

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Carl September 6, 2019 at 1:15 pm

a white bar ?????? since when did no colored allowed become law ?
any bar that practice that BS needs to be burned down for sure.

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Sharon September 6, 2019 at 3:57 pm

A white bar? What do you mean? “No coloreds allowed”

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Mindthebusinessthatpaysu September 6, 2019 at 7:53 pm

He definitely was not married to a white woman he was married to a black woman with black children and even if he would why would that matter smh people are just sick and stupid

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SorryNotSorry August 28, 2019 at 4:38 pm

Ron you are as ignorant as they get…SMH. Justice was served here and I thank God that it was. It would have been even more of a win if they would have allowed him bail and not trumped up the charges, but a win nonetheless. The men that followed him were cowards and if he would have done anything else, the story would have ended with him on the other side of Glory. Sorry not sorry, but he acted accordingly.

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Tracy Blizzard September 7, 2019 at 12:18 am

Yes what the hell you mean, it was awful. As many black men being killed for no reason.

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Gregory Gibson August 30, 2019 at 6:42 pm

Well another mob of crazy white men follow a black man outside a bar with intend on doing him bodily harm maybe they will think twice. Most people who are old enough to go to a bar don’t feel like getting their ass kicked ron. How about you?

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iEffedRonsMother September 2, 2019 at 10:07 am

@Ron your a bitch. End of discussion

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Dymo September 3, 2019 at 10:00 am

Shut the fuck up fuckin dummy I hope someone rape and kill your mother Ron how about that lil bitch

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Robyn Chaney September 3, 2019 at 10:52 am

So, only the black man should cower, run away, and avoid using his firearm, right? While blacks get gunned down just for looking suspect and/or intimidating, we’re still asked to be passive and humble.

Face it, the white man was menacing, obnoxious, and confrontational; and that carrier had ever right to use his weapon against that level of threat.

Let this be a WARNING!

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willie September 6, 2019 at 11:59 am

YT be daid.

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Ron is Smart September 6, 2019 at 1:28 pm

So clearly you are okay with Michael Drejka & George Zimmerman exercising their rights and teaching a lesson to aggressive random small-dicked wannabe “tough” black people then?

Glad we have an understanding

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Leslie September 7, 2019 at 9:45 am

First of all George Zimmerman initiated the confrontation with Trayvon Martin. George being the little dick prick!! Trayvon being the young teenager that just happen to be walking while black in a prominant white neighborhood.

You would come to a racist’s defense being racist yourself.

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Jay September 7, 2019 at 11:21 am

Ron is one of the same pussies that would get shot saying and doing tuff shit because he’s with his gang ! Then he pushing up daisy! Black guys must fucked Your sister and girlfriend all the time ! YOU MAD!

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Terence September 3, 2019 at 12:31 pm

Message to all whites thinking this shyt is a game
You will get yo ass popped

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lol September 5, 2019 at 1:06 pm

Try this with me Terence and I will shoot you in the head, and then jerk off at your brain pieces and your moans of agony

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Jamal September 5, 2019 at 2:13 pm

It is finally time for a genocide & holocaust for White People. I mean every SINGLE white person. They all should be rounded up, bound to a gurney, and chainsawed through the forehead alive so they can feel the chainsaw painfully cutting their brain in half with sharp metal. You can shoot some other white people to wipe them off faster. Consider this a reprisal and a reaction for centuries of slavery & oppression they have committed to our race, and for all the violence they have caused in WalMart & roads.

They do not have the numbers to combat this. We are growing & rising, and they are dwindling. Demographics are on our side. There are more POC than there are whites.

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jamal me September 6, 2019 at 12:03 pm

will all dem be daid?

Bilbo Baggins September 6, 2019 at 1:38 pm

I am doing my absolute best to not be racist Jamal. I am trying, I really want to help, please understand.

However, wanting to kill me is making it a TINY bit hard, Jamal.

Please, I don’t want to be RACIST.

It smells like poop September 6, 2019 at 2:45 pm

Jamal, wouldn’t you consider your wishes of genocide racist? Please explain how wiping off an entire race is not racist? How can you explain away that this is not racist thinking? Blacks will say “WE CAN’T BE RACIST”, but you called for genocide. How is this not racist?

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Wishingwell51 September 6, 2019 at 9:04 pm

Jamal, You do realize that this isn’t going to help the problem right? Going out of your way to kill whites is not going to help and I am a black woman saying this to you because we don’t need this. We already have a POTUS trying to keep divided and not all white people are bad and racist. We do have white allies, so are you going to kill them too? Some of us have white friends or family members so you proposing something like this is not going to help our movement to stomp out racism. It’ll just perpetuate it.

sha September 6, 2019 at 11:38 am

That’s what NASTY ANIMALS do definitely confirming your Identity and your not going to do shyt but get popped just like he did hava a seat CREATURE

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Bane September 4, 2019 at 12:07 pm

Hahahahaha guess those crackers that shoot schools up won’t kill again though…. ya mom and dad pussy stink

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Stop the Madness September 4, 2019 at 10:32 pm

Even the girlfriend spoke up and said what he did to the black guy was wrong!! He was the terrorist, not the black guy who was TERRORIZED BY A MOB.

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Charles September 5, 2019 at 7:58 pm

Only A Cop should Get away With it Rite Ron

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Don Smith September 5, 2019 at 11:46 pm

I am glad he shot that racist far right wing bastard lets this be a learning experience an not to fuck with people who are not bothered you.

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Glynn Green September 6, 2019 at 8:06 am

He got what he deserved he dead dead now

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sha September 6, 2019 at 11:34 am

I’m proud of you Black man Stand your GROUND leave God CHILDREN the FU@$^^&CK alone CAVE ANIMALS that’s what u get

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will September 6, 2019 at 11:57 am

him daid now.

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Jerome Flowers September 6, 2019 at 12:28 pm

I bet if it was a white man you wouldn’t be saying that…

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Denise Braddock September 6, 2019 at 2:37 pm

He has the right here in America white people get to shoot us all the time he has the right to defend himself so how many unarmed black people have been shot & nothing done all the other racist cracker ran take out the leader in any situation the rest will back down

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Cool Rob September 6, 2019 at 4:10 pm

Probably will if white dudes follow him out of a bar threatening to kill him then he should

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Slomoshn September 6, 2019 at 4:17 pm

Bet learn to stop fucking with people. You get the same thing from me.

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Wishingwell51 September 6, 2019 at 8:57 pm

Ron, he got exactly what he deserved. Don’t follow people and call them the n-word all the while claiming that you’re going to get them and then idiots like you come into comments claiming that he didn’t deserve to die. Maybe next time racists will stop being racist and check themselves and I don’t care that this dude was drunk. Just like white people that black man had a Constitutional right to defend himself and I am glad that he was acquited.

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Troy September 7, 2019 at 4:54 am

Really?? Wow!! White folk been killing INNOCENT UNARMED BLACK PEOPLE for the last 400+ years and at times NOT EVEN CHARGED WITH A CRIME now 1 black man gets acquitted and it’s a horrible decision?!? Fug outta here!! George Zimmerman was a bad decision…. these killer cops be bad decisions

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BNRA September 7, 2019 at 10:16 am

Im sure he will if, they try to kill him again. Black Pack Legally in 2019. People better understand This is not 30 years ago. Hate has no room on this planet.

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J September 7, 2019 at 11:15 am

That’s a lil taste of that stand your ground I feared for my life you clowns always proclaiming

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King September 7, 2019 at 2:42 pm

How do you know he will kill again?

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Emma ridley September 9, 2019 at 11:15 am

Ron ….he had the right to shoot them I would have shit all of them don’t threatened people’s like you talking to a animal we can and will show you the differences. Stop being a racist because that’s what you are .

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Phillyman September 9, 2019 at 1:57 pm

Shut up stupid. I guess those other racist cowards learned their lesson huh? Lost his life because a group of men followed a man out with the intentions to harm him. He got what he deserved. Who knows how mamy black men these cowards hurt before one had to die.

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Arnold August 17, 2019 at 9:19 pm

Ron You didn’t say that about Zimmerman you racist jackass. Unbelievable comment.

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Linda Tolbert August 22, 2019 at 1:25 pm

Yeah, he could have just run from what could have become a lynch mob. When animals smell fear they attack. Why is it that when cops fear for their lives they can kill handcuffed black men but black men are not supposed to have feelings are they. Well, guess what? They are just as human as cops.

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Yep September 6, 2019 at 9:18 pm

He fired a shot, and one of the racist angry mob members was hit, and later died. I’m quite sure, that when he went out that night; he didn’t have in mind that he’d have to shoot someone.
Much unlike his serial killing, mass-shooter counterparts.
So, I guess you know nothing about the racist, lynching history of this country, or the resurgence of the alt-right ideology as of late? Because if you had a clue, you would understand why he fired his weapon.
Unlike police officers who shoot and kill unarmed people of color because somehow, they feared for their lives, this man had a bigoted, angry mob after him, threatening to get him.
What? Were they just trying to recruit him for their bowling team?

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TellDaTrud September 7, 2019 at 2:04 am

He did exactly what Zimmerman did except Zimmerman was afraid of some colored skittles that were sitting silently in their bag. I mean it exactly the same thing, stand your ground. And like Zimmerman who tried to kill again, you are right this dude may have to kill again especially if some white colored skittles show up in those white robe packaging , he may have to bust another cap. If he does we got his go fund me page just like oh heck you get my point!

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William August 17, 2019 at 10:39 pm

Ron this just shows how you are not a solution to this problem we have here your part of the problem going by that comment you made I’m sure you are a trump supporter

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Dymo September 3, 2019 at 10:01 am

He probably already killed an innocent black man and got away with it

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Tony Caustuc August 18, 2019 at 10:13 am

Ron you gotta be joking right? I’m as white as they come and even I can tell this was a race issue and the man feared for his life. Maybe if people like you would open your damn eyes. Us white folks wouldn’t get looked at like the way we do.

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BlackDiva August 19, 2019 at 5:41 pm

Yes he did. You can choose your actions like he did but not your consequences of your choice. Soooo George Zimmerman who did kill an innocent person after he was told by an official member of law enforcement not to follow Treyvon Martin was justified? You’re a racist and an ignorant one at that. Zimmermann didn’t fear for his life. He caused a situation to be a situation.

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Phillyman September 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Are you too stupid to realise these are 2 different situations. Zimmerman was the gunman following a young black man and shot him. The dumb diseased Christopher Williams followed a innocent man like Treyvonne Martin with the intentions to harm him with no other reason beyond his color. I use to think nobody is dumb enough to hate someone because their too light or dark, but you people have shown me exactly how smart yaw actually are

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Phillip Harris August 20, 2019 at 9:34 am

Considering that white people calling the police on black people simply for existing is basically a terrorist threat that occurs everyday, if an argument occurs and I attempt to leave the area and you follow me in force That’s all the more reason for me to fear for my life. Would he have been more justified if they struck first, yes, but if he had waited the odds of him getting out of it unscathed were likely slim to none because he was out numbered. White boys should have nursed their beers and their pride cause they picked the wrong one that day.

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Kris August 20, 2019 at 3:08 pm

Nice ! A double Win .
One less racist . Glad they didn’t lock up the brotha

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Fred Engels August 20, 2019 at 11:36 pm

Glad to see justice prevail for once. Racist scum got what he deserved.

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Fuck Ron August 25, 2019 at 3:46 pm

Now I’m shitty. I accidentally liked this jackass’s comment and it won’t let me take it back! Pls help, FB will show me racist ads if I not fixed

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Golden Boy August 28, 2019 at 5:51 pm

Ooohh, they were just havin some fuuun. Dont take things sooo personal. Lmao

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FUC RON TOO! August 31, 2019 at 9:30 am

RON! YOU’RE ONE DUMB ASS DUDE!

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Dwight September 1, 2019 at 12:08 am

Ron Is The Typical Racist Coward.. That Feels White Males Have Some Sort Of Right To Go Around Killing And Harming African Americans Anytime They Please Without Consequence.. Because He Knows DAMN WELL That If The Roles Were Reversed? He’d Be Saying The Black “Thug” Deserved What He Got.. If The Young Black Man Had Run? Every Black Man In This Stream Knows What Would Have Happened.. They Would Have Chased Him Down And Probably Beat Him TO DEATH.. Like They’ve Done SO MANY TIMES IN THE PAST.. When There’s Multiple Punk Why Boys And A Single Black Man.. Although I Must Admit.. I’m Surprised Pennsylvania Is One Of The First States To Finally Get It.. Jus Sayin.. Yep…

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Dwight September 1, 2019 at 12:11 am

CORRECTION: When There’s Multiple Punk WHITE Boys And A Single Black Man.. OOOP’s My Bad…

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John Hampton September 2, 2019 at 3:36 pm

As long as it’s another racist piece of shit I have no problem with him killing again!! Hopefully it’ll be you!!

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RON YOUR A DICK September 2, 2019 at 10:33 pm

STFU HE SHOULD HAVE GOT OFF.. ITS ABOUT TIME JUSTICE WAS SERVED. THANK GOD HE WAS SET FREE.. IM SO SICK OF THESE RACIST PIGS FUCKING WITH PEOPLE ALL THE DAMN TIME… 🖕U RON YOUR ONE OF THE RACIST 🐷’S IM TALKING ABOUT….

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This wigga Ron done fucked up September 3, 2019 at 3:02 am

Damn cant believe this guy Ron rn.

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Cck September 3, 2019 at 11:55 am

Ron u suck green donkey cranks

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Terry September 5, 2019 at 12:34 pm

Sounds like a territorial dispute. A cowboy won’t walk into a biker bar and vise Versa.They respect each other’s territory less friends or family even if not one of them. If they do they would be considered to be looking for trouble. Some esp bikers if someone went in to cause trouble would be more like they’d find him dead down the road after a confrontation as they’d follow him. A Blood wouldn’t walk into a Crip bar and demand they shake their hand or else. Or else should happen. A cowboy wouldn’t walk into a Crip bar. Territory isn’t only a race. The man cave thing. This is what happens esp around alochol.

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Phillyman September 9, 2019 at 2:06 pm

Territory? Whos the savages now??? I doubt that excuse is the issue. Spencer walked in and looks like a state farm rep at that not some gang member, most likely a privleged black man who doesnt hang at hood bars and attempted to shake a mans hand which lead to the whole altercation. They then followed him out the bar or territory as you say and screamed racial slurs and threats, but yeah make excuses for these scum bags & try to make this about something its not

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Kat September 5, 2019 at 3:10 pm

You people are sick (especially Jamal). You are all horrible racists. You should be ashamed.

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Glynn September 6, 2019 at 8:09 am

He was a racist an got just what he deserved he should’ve killed them all

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Glynn September 6, 2019 at 8:10 am

He should’ve killed them all

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Wade September 6, 2019 at 10:39 pm

I dont think ive ever seen so much ignorance and pure racist hate in a string of comments before.

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