She was shocked. "Oh my God! I haven't heard anything about it!"
I told her she hadn't heard about it because it hadn't happened. In reality, it was a 13 year old white kid that was set afire by two older black teens [link]. THAT'S why she hadn't heard about it.
I don't need to tell anyone, ANYONE, how this would have been handled by the MSM if it had been a black kid that had been stalked and set on fire by two white kids.
The "Reverends" Sharpton, Jackson and Wright would have been on every MSM news show imploring the police to act decisively.... and to send their cause some much needed money to, "make sure this never happens again."
Obama would be solomnly shaking his head, telling us how this type of injustice is routinely visited upon blacks. The kid would likely get a photo op and tour of the White House.
The Justice Department (snicker) would have the FBI all over this, looking to prosecute the dead relatives of the fire-starters.
CONgress would be falling all over itself, rushing to see who could first pass another national hate crimes bill.
Instead, it's so quiet, even the crickets aren't chirping.
Maybe worse. The crickets are being stomped. From a local TV station -
Kansas City, Missouri Police wouldn’t speak on camera about the incident on Tuesday. Though, did tell 41 Action News, that after several interviews with the boy, they don’t believe the incident needs to be investigated as a hate crime.I guess I'm not clear on the definition of a hate crime.
In crime and law, hate crimes (also known as bias-motivated crimes) occur when a perpetrator targets a victim because of his or her perceived membership in a certain social group, usually defined by racial group, religion, sexual orientation, disability, class, ethnicity, nationality, age, sex, gender identity, social status or political affiliation.
A hate crime is a legal category used to described bias-motivated violence: "assault, injury, and murder on the basis of certain personal characteristics: different appearance, different color, different nationality, different language, different religion."
Oh. Well, at least none of that happened in THIS case, right? "White boy" must have referred to his teeth color.
Still, when a crime IS being committed, the KC cops are on the job -
She [the boy's mother] explained, “We’re not asking for them to pay for buses. We're not asking them to pay for a special cab. We're asking them to hand us a piece of paper or transfer a piece of a paper to another school, so be it, be safe, be somewhere else.”If I was this lady, I'd telll them to shove it up their collective asses. "Perp-walk me for keeping my son from being incinerated. Again."
For now, she's keeping her son safe at home. Though, admits she’s been warned that law enforcement could get involved if too much time passes with him out of school.
I guess for that strategy to work, you'd need the Independent Press Corps to be there to report on the injustice, and that ain't gonna happen.
If you've never seen it, watch the movie, "Death Wish". Mark my words, it's coming to a city near you VERY soon.
People aren't going to take this crap much longer...
h/t The Woodpile Report
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