A wealthy, white attorney in Georgia has shot his wife to death, and conveniently blames a fear of Black Lives Matter for the ‘incident’. This story has more holes than ragged lace, and it looks like cops are going right along with it, leaving pertinent information out of their report, and not bothering to ask pesky questions, like “why did you go to a hospital that was further away, when there was one right there?” There’s also the question of falling asleep, right after claiming to be in fear of his life. Really? I’ve been deeply scared before, it’s never induced me to take a nap.
According to reports by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Tex McIver killed his wife, Diane McIver, while they were returning to Atlanta after a weekend getaway.
McIver, a high-profile lawyer in Atlanta, told his wife to sit in the front passenger’s seat and he sat in the back seat while a chauffeur drove them home. At some point during the trip, the driver exited the highway to avoid traffic near downtown Atlanta. McIver told police that he heard about Black Lives Matter protests in Buckhead and after several individuals approached the vehicle near Peachtree and Pine streets (where a homeless shelter is located), he feared that he would be carjacked. As a result of being afraid, he told his wife to hand him a gun that was in the glove department and wrapped in a plastic grocery bag. At some point, McIver said he fell asleep near Piedmont Park, which is less than five minutes from where he first became frightened, and shot his wife in the back after the driver hit a bump in the road. She eventually died from the gunshot wound. After being questioned by Atlanta police, McIver was allowed to leave without being arrested.
However, there are several inconsistencies in McIver’s story. The Black Lives Matter rally that he referred to took place five days earlier near Lenox Mall, about 10 miles away from where he claimed he feared that a Black protester would carjack him. Moreover, there has never been an incident in Atlanta where a Black Lives Matter protester carjacked or committed armed robbery during a protest. Also, the driver took Diane to a hospital on Clifton Road, which is four miles away from where she was shot. Emory Midtown Hospital was less than two miles away.
Also, the Atlanta Police Department have been less than transparent. The officer who responded to the shooting did not list the driver in the police report or include any of his or her statements. The APD has said very little about the shooting or investigation since releasing a report two days after the shooting occurred.
Golly, nothing wrong about that story, oh no. FFS, it could hardly be more apparent that the cops are not going to even pretend to do their supposed job here. So nice to be white and wealthy, yeah?