Utah Man Totally Didn’t Mean It When He Threatened Interracial Family

A Utah man saw a 13-year old black kid walking down the street with his white sister and decided that the proper way to handle the situation, rather than ignoring it because it was none of his fucking business — was to threaten to kill the family. But he’s totally being misunderstood, you guys.

“There’s no little black girls to go out with, so our daughters are in line,” Keller wrote, according to court records. “I catch that n*gger around my daughter I’ll kill the assh*le and then go find what stupid person brought him here in the first place.”

The 71-year-old Keller was sentenced Monday to the maximum one year in federal prison and apologized for writing the letter, but he said his intentions were misunderstood.

“I’ll admit I lost my temper,” Keller said. “It wasn’t really meant to be a threat – it was more or less to wake them up to what was going to happen down the road.”

Yeah, you racist fuck, that’s what a threat is. You told them exactly what was “going to happen down the road” — you were going to kill them. And seriously, one year in prison? ONE YEAR? And his attorneys argued that this was too harsh. The mind boggles.

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  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    If only Keller had a badge! Then he COULD have carried out his threat. AND he not only would not have been found guilty, he would not even have had to go thru a trial in the first place!

  • http://composer99.blogspot.ca composer99

    theschwa’s comment is depressingly accurate.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Utah Man”

    Worst. Superhero. Ever.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    And, to be fair, what was he supposed to think? I mean, the boy was black. And he was walking with Our White Daughters. You can’t get much more dogwhistley than that. And I mean the kind of dogwhistles before they used dogwhistles. He was just doing what he could to protect America from progress.

  • gshelley

    “I’ll admit I lost my temper,” Keller said. “It wasn’t really meant to be a threat – it was more or less to wake them up to what was going to happen down the road.”

    I think a more reasonable interpretation of this than “he was going to kill them” was that he wanted them to know that someone else would kill them, so he was pretending it would be him to alert them

    Which isn’t convincing, or reasonable, but it seems to be what he was saying.

  • U Frood

    Still want a response from the kid, “What, you thought…? Ewww, she’s my sister, man.”

  • Pierce R. Butler

    There’s no little black girls to go out with…

    Eh what? It’s (mostly) the young black *males* who get taken out of circulation by incarceration and law enforcement target practice, Mr. Keller – don’t you need to worry (even) more about the white boys at risk of losing their precious bodily fluids to dusky Jezebels?!?

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    “Dusky Jezebels?” What’s that, Nicky Minaj’s new blues band?

  • marcus

    I agree with gshelley @ 5 ‘s interpretation. At 71-years-old I doubt he even has a daughter of an age that the young man might be inclined to “be around”. So a year in and a year of supervised for being a stupid racist asshole (IMO) might be more or less appropriate .

  • lakitha tolbert

    #7 Pierce: That’s is hialrious!

    From now on i’m calling myself The Dusky Jezebel!

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    “I’ll admit I lost my temper,” Keller said.

    This was a fucking letter. I’d hate to see what his spontaneous reaction would have been.

  • Kevin Kehres

    Sadly, I think this guy will do just fine in prison — maybe better than most. He’ll have all the protection he needs from certain segments of the inmate population as well as the guards.

    My prediction — he comes out of prison fatter than when he came in. And with a whole new set of BFFs.

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    His spontaneous, on-the-spot reaction was probably to keep quiet because he knew he didn’t have the guts to confront his “enemies” face-to-face. That’s why he wrote the letter.

  • illdoittomorrow

    The only thing theschwa forgot was the part where people send money to the poor, oppressed, persecuted. politically incorrect defender of white virtue.

  • busterggi

    The kid was walking towards the guy – surprised the old bastard didn’t pull the ‘stand your ground’ defence and kill him on the spot.

  • sumdum

    And don’t forget the networks battling each other for the privilege of having an interview with the guy to the tune of a ‘mid to high six figure number’ (exact words about officer Wilson’s interview).

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    Sadly, I think this guy will do just fine in prison — maybe better than most. He’ll have all the protection he needs from certain segments of the inmate population as well as the guards.

    Why do you find this sad, Kevin? Do you support prison violence?

  • sezme

    marcus @9 I suppose you’ve never heard of granddaughters.

    gshelley @5 I’m not sure how you interpret “I’ll kill the asshole” as anything other than a direct threat by the speaker. First you say your interpretation is reasonable then later you say it is not. In any case, the guy lived his younger years when denigrating and threatening blacks was standard practice. In the intervening years, he’s aged but he hasn’t grown up.