Mitt Romney, the current GOP presidential frontrunner's own father, Michigan governor, George Romney was indirectly responsible for the death of deaf guy during the late 1960s' Detroit race riot(s). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1967_Detroit_riot
Mitt Romney was in the Detroit prep school at that time. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/eyesontheprize/story/13_detroit.html
Governor George Romney mishandled the Detroit race riot all over the place which he repeatedly asked the U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson to send in the federal troops. Johnson refused to do upon the request of Governor George Romney. Johnson strongly disagreed with Governor George Romney why the U.S. Government should send in the federal troops to squelch the widespread race riots all over Detroit. Romney pointed out the U.S. law - the U.S. Insurrection Law of the 1807. Romney's Michigan National Guards failed to contain the riot protesters which the Detroit police department was well-known for their own police brutality. President Johnson finally sent the federal troops after getting Governor George Romney to sign the legal agreement about the Detroit race riot got out of control.
Roy Delco Banks, the 46 years old African American deaf guy walked to the bus from his house. The Michigan National Guard shot him behind the back without any warnings. The National Guard mistakenly thought that Banks was an escaped looter. The neighbors and relatives disputed the claims about Banks ran with another guy from the store which the citywide curfew was imposed til 5:30am. Roy Banks rose at 4am for going to work. Roy and his wife owned the house. Roy Banks got hit in the right groin and died from bullet wounds on Monday, August 15th, 1967 at 4:30pm.
The shooting of Roy Banks led to more inflamed riots all over Detroit area which people were very angry about an innocent man being shot to death. The Detroit race riots continued over days which was recorded as the "second" worst urban riot in the history of the United States of America - real destructive and deadliest - 800 dead and 2,000 buildings destroyed.
The Toledo Blade newspaper from Ohio ran an article on the death of Roy Banks on August 16, 1967 - http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1350&dat=19670816&id=pAhPAAAAIBAJ&sjid=dwEEAAAAIBAJ&pg=7265,4623689
George Romney and Mitt Romney shared much personal mannerisms which raised questions about how fit for Mitt Romney to be elected as the President of the United States. The past "father -son" political dynasty for leading the country often resulted in disastrous leadership from "John Quincy Adams" to George W. Bush" with their former "president' father, "John Adams" and "George Herbert Walker Bush". George Romney did run for the GOP presidential race in 1968 against Richard M. Nixon, the front runner. Romney ended up doing very bizarre stuff like claiming that he was brainwashed on the issue of 'Vietnam War". From Romney's own saying -
"When I came back from Viet Nam [in November 1965], I'd just had the greatest brainwashing that anybody can get." He then shifted to opposing the war: "I no longer believe that it was necessary for us to get involved in South Vietnam to stop Communist aggression in Southeast Asia." Decrying the "tragic" conflict, he urged "a sound peace in South Vietnam at an early time." Thus Romney disavowed the war and reversed himself from his earlier stated belief that the war was "morally right and necessary"."
Governor George Romney never bothered to revisit Roy Delco Banks' unfortunate incident like assigning the commission to find out who the Michigan National Guard serviceman irresponsibly shot Banks to his slow and painful death. Gov. George Romney never visited the widow of Roy Delco Banks to pay the respect to Roy or provided any monetary compensation.
Roy Delco Banks' educational background and job profession were largely unknown where he attended the school for the deaf or held the job.
In the memory of Roy Delco Banks and his loved ones and friends, we ought to create the permanent honor for this innocent victim undeservedly got shot without any formal warnings. Deaf Americans are much aware of this very common police tactic and practice for them to shoot and ask questions later.
The National Association of the Deaf, Michigan State Association of the Deaf and Detroit deaf organizations ought to establish the permanent monument of Roy Delco Banks, a victim of poorly-planned urban riot control and uncaring public office holders. That will symbolize our greater presence to be safe and protected by any means of law enforcement and military protection.
For raising the question(s) about Mitt Romney's mental/emotional fitness to lead our country within his personal mannerism and leadership style. You could see for yourself how Mitt Romney lost his cool with the reporter at the running time - 2;42. You could see how "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" Mitt Romney could be. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdGUSjd3Tmo&feature=related
Robert L. Mason