Mark Char blackface: Hawaii road rage attacker identifies as a black man in what he describes as a kangaroo court as he is sentenced to life jail.
‘I prepared myself to play my part in your kangaroo court, treating me like a black man — so today I’m gonna be a black man,’ he told Judge Todd Eddins in which he complained about what he regarded as unfair treatment while also taking to task his ‘incompetent’ lawyer, Hawaii News Now reported.
Char is thought to have used a permanent marker upon his court appearance.
Convicted road rage attacker wears blackface in racially-charged courtroom rant. Mark Char used a marker, before being wheeled into court where he berated his attorney & disrupted court repeatedly. He was sentenced to life w/the possibility of parole https://t.co/3L0E0Sk5OE pic.twitter.com/3gkXNTV0FO
— Lynn Kawano (@LynnKawano) July 2, 2019
Hawaii Blackface faux pas: ‘A menace to society’.
‘If you look in the mirror, Mr. Char, you’re not gonna see a black person,‘ said Judge Todd Eddins in his sentencing, KITV reported. ‘You’re gonna see a menace. You’re gonna see a menace to society.’
Adding, ‘This continues a pattern of disruptive behavior designed to undermine the administration of justice’.
Char was found guilty in March of attempted murder and assault for stabbing three men when he was cut off on a freeway in 2016 road rage incident. One of the victims was stabbed five times and almost died, the court heard.
Char maintained he only acted in self-defense after being chased and beaten up by the younger man he ended up stabbing.
Char was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole, based on prosecutors’ recommendations.
Which is to wonder, since when did it become a call to arms to appropriate the struggles of a discriminated race and co-opt them as your own – when you have never spent a day in your life actually having to live the day to day struggles of said group that you suddenly identify with?