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Monday, July 15, 2013

Justice

Now that the Zimmerman trial is over, until Eric Holder decides to press civil charges, let's talk about another murder, or several murders.

Over the 4th of July weekend in Chicago, there were 62 people shot, resulting in 12 murders.  Where is the outrage about this?  Why are Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson not holding protests for arrest and conviction of those responsible?  Why are the president and attorney general not pursuing those charges.

This is Chicago, the president's home town, the town being run by his pal Rahm Emmanuel.  You would think that the president would want his town to be safer.

Is it possible that there is no racial element to these killings?  Possibly they are black on black crime and not worthy of an investigation.  There's no way to divide the country on the basis of race if they are black on black.  The only crimes worth investigating and prosecuting are perceived as racial.

To paraphrase the words of that darling of the democrats, Hillary Clinton, with all due respect, the fact is we had one dead American. Was it because of racial profiling or was it because of a guy out for a walk one night decided to go kill some American? What difference at this point does it make?

I don't know if Zimmerman killed Travon Martin in self defense or not, but the jury has decided.  Let's accept that decision and start looking into all the murders of young people in Chicago even if they are the result of black on black crime.  The young victims in Chicago deserve justice.

1 comment:

BetteJo said...

I live about 30 minutes outside of Chicago. I hear a bit about the shootings every week but anything close to the hoopla over Trayvon Martin? No way. Recently a baby was shot while the father was changing her diaper in his van. The father would not cooperate with police, he was a gang member and it was never clear whether someone meant to shoot him or the baby but regardless - that baby's life wasn't even important enough for that father to cooperate with police! I suppose he wanted to exact revenge himself, I don't know. But it is crazy out there. And any life lost is a tragedy. Jackson and Sharpton - and I will add Father Phlegar (google him) to that - are racist, race baiting self serving hypocrites who do not help the black community. If they cared about black lives they would be trying to work with families in neighborhoods and to discourage gangs ... they just want to fuel the hate because thats how they make their money. Makes me so sick. And it's all so sad.