There is a hideous and shameful double standard from the likes of Al Sharpton and Eric Holder.Black lives only seem to matter if they are victims of white people.
In the wee hours of this past Saturday, a gunman opened fire at a Florida spring break party, inuring seven people, three critically.
The gunman was black.
The victims were black.Where’s the outrage? Where are the vigils? Where are the t-shirts and hashtags?
Doesn’t this matter to anyone? Heck, there’s not even a peep from the anti-gun crowd.
And of course you’ll notice in the news reports that the race of the shooter and the victims is not mentioned. You can be absolutely certain if the shooter had been white, this would be international news. But if it’s just black people shooting black people, I guess it really doesn’t matter to a lot of people.The shooter, 22-year-old David Jamichael Daniels, of Mobile, Alabama, was been charged with seven counts of attempted murder and jailed awaiting a first court appearance. He is believed to have used a .40-caliber handgun which was found in the yard of a nearby home.
According to the Associated Press, “Sheriff Frank McKeithen said a busy party full of dancing young people dissolved into “a chaotic scene.” Daniels was free on bond on a drug possession charge in Alabama, the sheriff said, and was accompanied by two others, one who had been recovering from a gunshot wound suffered in Mobile last week.”At least three of Daniels’ victims were critically injured: Kearria Freed, 20, who was shot in the head; Devanta Moore, 21, who was shot in the chest; and Henton Franklin, 22, who was shot in the side, according to AP.
“Three others were listed in stable condition: Jacole Young, 22, who police said was shot in the back three times; Kelli Curry, 21, who was shot in the leg; and Tykeria Ethridge, 22, who was shot in the neck and shoulder.”
“A seventh victim — Anesia Powell, 20 — was shot in the left arm, chest, and knee, and was undergoing surgery Saturday.”
Doesn’t the black community see the hypocrisy in all of this? ALL black lives should matter.
Particularly those being driven to despair through an endless cycle of broken homes, lack of faith and values, poor education, poverty, crime and the brainwashing of victimhood.
Instead of stoking the flames of racial hatred, how about stoking the passion of self-reliance, family and honor?
I know, that just doesn’t make for good television.
[Note: this article was written by Editor-in-Chief Michele Hickford]