To The Daily Sun,
Another tragedy on the other side of the weekend, another unarmed black man with a criminal record was shot and killed after allegedly attacking the cop. The media is up in arms. All the usual folks are on the Sunday talk shows saying the usual things and there are marches in the streets. So what do we take from this? All cops are bad? All black men are criminals? Of course not. So what we should do is look at the problem dispassionately with reason and logic?
Seems to me some people make bad choices in life. One of those just might be attacking a cop who is armed, especially if your acting out of emotion. I wasn't there, didn't see events unfold. But to hear some on TV it's hunting season on young black men. Sounds pretty ridiculous to me, given the mass media coverage of these events. Why in the world would any cop put himself in that kind of spotlight unless he's crazy? On the other side of the event there seems to be the attitude of I dare you, you can't tell me what to do and if you try I'll attack/resist and do harm.
Al Sharpton and friends have been stirring racial flames for years and this is the results. With a president who has been the most racially divisive in memory how could things be otherwise? Instead of putting the focus on the real problem the ever community organizer (read rabble-rouser) continues to make the issue race rather then lack of education, family cohesion and values resulting in poverty and crime. The vast majority of of murders of young blacks are committed by other young black men. I don't say that, FBI and Justice Department statics do. If America continues to ignore this it will continue to be a growing problem.
Former New York City Mayor Bloomberg recently said this, "It's controversial but first thing is all your — 95 percent of your murders and murder victims fit one M.O. You can just take the description, Xerox it, and pass it out to all of the cops. They are male, minorities, 15 to 25. That's true in New York, it's true in virtually every city in America." He added "That's where real crime is."
It all looks to me as another case of Obama being unable/unwilling to correctly identify the problem and deal with it effectively.
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