FIRST, a quote I heard by Sen John Kennedy last night: “When a cop shoots a criminal it’s always the cop’s fault. When a criminal shoots a cop, it’s always the gun’s fault.” Fascinating, and not too far from the point of my post here:
Now my turn!
It’s very sad that many Black children are killed in mostly the inner cities. It happens every single week. MANY deaths of Black Americans every week, of any age. None of them gets a square in their city named after them. Criminals like Floyd George do.
Black on Black crime is wrong. It’s sad. And it appears to only matter to White Americans and the families of the Black person who is now dead.
Black Lives Matter seems to believe only Black lives snuffed out by White policeman really matter. At least it seems like that to many Americans.
I wonder what Black parents are teaching. Gianno Caldwell is a clean cut Black Conservative who was on Trump’s team and is now appearing frequently on FOX and other venues. He is fabulous. He was raised in the projects. There are many young Black conservatives coming up; Lawrence Jones, Brandum Tatum, Candace Owens, etc. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? I credit parents. Don’t you?
ALL parents can teach good things to their children. We all know many White parents don’t, either. There are White criminals, that is FOR SURE! But when a cop kills them, justly or unjustly, do they get city squares named after them?
And yes, this whole REVERENCE for criminals who’ve been killed by cops stems from their being Black and some Blacks feeling they were ONLY killed due to their color. They’re now considered heroes. I have never thought anyone who was killed did anything heroic EXCEPT if they were in the line of righteousness, like a military or law enforcement person, not some thug on the street. Not just because they died.
They are NOT heroes. They were killed like anybody ELSE is killed by cops, justly or unjustly….because they did something wrong, or didn’t obey the cop, in the wrong place at the wrong time. I believe Whites probably get treated more fairly in court, or some can afford better legal help than minorities can, or whatever………we all know Blacks are in jails at higher numbers, no one deserves unfair imprisonment!, but could it actually be because of something no one dares discuss: They do more crime?
NO ONE TALKS ABOUT THE LESS THAN RESPECTABLE LIVES OF ANY OF THOSE BLACKS KILLED ….THAT THEIR CHOICES IN LIFE MIGHT HAVE PUT THEM IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME AND DOING THE WRONG THING. WE CAN TALK ABOUT THAT WITH WHITE AMERICANS, HOW THEY WERE CROOKS, RAPISTS, JUST PLAIN AWFUL…..NO PROBLEM. RIGHT? AND WE SHOULD.
WOULD IT HELP IF WE DARED DISCUSS THIS IN OPEN FORUMS IN AMERICA? Could we DARE these days?