Yesterday morning we awoke to the news of yet another mass shooting at a Florida nightclub where two were killed and 17 others wounded.Yet this story did not inflame the liberal mainstream media as other mass shootings have.
It was not an act of terrorism.It was not a hate crime against gays.
The victims were black.
And so were the shooters.NBC2.com reports, The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of three men who were arrested close to the Club Blu scene after running from authorities.
Deputies said Derrick Church, 19, was driving and tried to run over a deputy, who shot Church in the abdomen. Church was treated and released from the hospital before being arrested.
Demetrius O’Neal, 19, and Tajze Battle, 22, were also in the car and ran from law enforcement. The three men are not being called suspects, their charges stemming from resisting arrest.
But no one from Black Lives Matter is mourning the deaths of 18-year-old Ste’fan Strawder and 14-year-old Sean Archilles.
Al Sharpton hasn’t flown in to Ft. Myers to console the victims.And their mothers won’t be invited to speak on the DNC stage tonight alongside the mother of Michael Brown.
[Note: This article was written with heavy heart by Michele Hickford]