Three armed robbers wearing masks and bandanas rushed into a Denny’s in Houston at 10:30 p.m. Monday. They ordered all customers and employees to the floor. They stole money from the cash register and the customers. They also took purses and cellphones. They even pointed their guns at little children.
Something made the robbers angry and they began firing a fusillade of shots inside the restaurant and outside in the parking lot. When they started shooting, Robert Placette, 64, jumped in front of some terrified children, trying to shield them. He was shot to death. A Denny’s employee was also shot while trying to escape out the door, but he is expected to recover. The trio left the scene in a stolen minivan.
Just as in Duncan, Oklahoma and Spokane, Washington, this was a senseless killing. The three robbers were black and Placette, a true hero, was white. When will we hear Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson expressing their outrage over these black-on-white killings?