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A financially successful Black airline mechanic has been charged with the unprovoked double murder of his White neighbors in a posh, high-dollar Wellington, Florida neighborhood.

Norman Scott, 67, and his daughter are both profiled on the website of Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology as success stories. He is described as a long-time aircraft mechanic for Southwest. Delta hired his daughter as an aircraft mechanic in 2021, and she has already received an award from JD Power.

Despite living in a lavish home, driving a BMW, and benefitting from affirmative action, Scott is allegedly on video committing the kind of spur-of-the-moment, no-impulse control double murder more commonly associated with inner-city gang members. Police say two of Scott’s eight video cameras recorded the murders. They say he flew into a rage when Taylor Jones erected a basketball hoop close to his property line. He then pulls a gun and shoots Jones while he is holding only a bottle of Gatorade. Then he shoots his wife Tara, who is about thirty feet away.

Initially, Scott called 911 and falsely claimed he was attacked. When police arrived, he stated, “Don’t worry, I shot them both.” He has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder. You can view the police report online.

As airline companies publicly pledge to ramp up diversity, affirmative action hiring, and race-based preferential treatment in training programs, people are worried about who will maintain and fly commercial aircraft in the future.

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