It’s a story we aren’t supposed to know. It’s a name we never were supposed to come across. But because of a diligent SBPDL reader in San Diego (one of America’s best cities), we get the truth. All we know is that a white octogenarian veterinarian is dead at the hands of a black male.
Man Pleads Not Guilty to Killing Rolando Veterinarian, NBC San Diego, June 20, 2022
A man accused of killing an 88-year-old veterinarian described as a “saint” at the victim’s Rolando-area clinic pleaded not guilty Monday to murder.
Patrick O’Brien, 37, is accused in last Wednesday’s slaying of Clark Kelly, a longtime vet at Boulevard Animal Clinic on El Cajon Boulevard.
San Diego police suspected Kelly may have interrupted a burglary-in-progress before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, leading to a confrontation between the two men.
Officers responded shortly after and a citizen had detained the suspected perpetrator, later identified as O’Brien behind the clinic.
Kelly was found inside the building suffering from a head wound and other injuries, before being taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead just before 5 p.m., police said.
O’Brien remains held without bail following Monday morning’s arraignment. The criminal complaint charges him with a lone murder count, meaning he could face 25 years to life in prison if convicted of first-degree murder.
A friend and a business owner spoke highly of Kelly and became emotional while describing him as “a great figure in the neighborhood.”
“He was somebody we could come to. He worked with you, he wasn’t greedy. He was a wonderful, wonderful man and we’ve lost a very good person,” the veterinarian’s friend and 30-year client Joseph Mendez said. “Him and his wife were just cornerstones of the community. We’ve been robbed of somebody very valuable, and I hope the young man who did it pays with his life.”
Those who dedicate their lives to helping others always end up being ultimately deprived of their lives. In this case, a “saint” at the age of 88, who loved helping animals and dedicating his life to benefiting other people, was murdered by a black male.
And it’s barely a story in San Diego. Were white privilege real, all we’d talk about nationally, not just in San Diego, would be the murder of an 88-year-old white male veterinarian by a black male.
Sadly, the silence around his murder is a reminder white privilege is a myth promoted by those adamant on dismantling what’s left of the United States of America. By telling non-whites their situation in life is based on what white people did in the past, and are doing in the present, they might act out in a rage so that certain white individuals have no future. Like Clark Kelly. RIP.