Racist Law

Dr. John Slaughter was a veterinarian in Baltimore. Somebody came into his house uninvited and Slaughter killed him with a single shotgun blast. It did not occur to him the intruder might be a new customer who thought you were supposed to just walk in and go to the waiting room. It turned out the intruder was a black burglar with a younger white accomplice. Slaughter was not charged, though Slaughter pointed out that had he killed the white accomplice instead, he would have gone to jail.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)