Last night the hashtag #BLMKidnapping was the number one trending topic on Twitter. For anyone who missed the story, four people are in custody after a live-streamed video of a duct-taped man appearing to be tortured was released. Chants of “F*** Donald Trump!” and “F*** white people!” can be heard in the video of the incident. Warning: Graphic footage.There doesn’t appear to be any reason to suggest the four actually are Black Lives Matter members, but after hearing the Left whine about a surge in fictitious pro-Trump hate crimes over the past few months, it’s ironic to see the uptick in anti-Trump violence. Predictably, many of today’s “justice” activists sounding an alarm if an officer lays his hand on a non-white person are deciding to sit back and let the legal system decide if this one is a hate crime or not. While they wait, the rest of us will let the horrific video speak for itself.
Among those pretending this isn’t a hate crime is the New York Daily News’ Shaun King, the male Rachel Dolezal. After hours of ignoring the story, he re-tweeted a comment which managed make the people expressing outrage over the incident the bad guys.
Two can play at this game: Everyone in BLM isn’t nearly as concerned with black lives as they are with demonizing law enforcement.King went on to express more concern over the “white supremacist” hashtag. How does a hashtag become “white supremacist?” Is it racist to say Black Lives Matter now?
I'll reply to the white supremacist #BLMKidnapping hashtag later this morning. I will also address the assault in Chicago.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) January 5, 2017
King then posted a piece on why he, the NY Daily News’ “Senior Justice Writer,” WON’T be fighting for justice for the brutalized man:
The simple reason why I won't be fighting for justice for the young man who was assaulted in Chicago. https://t.co/2PWmJ0WHXn— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) January 5, 2017
In the piece he writes, “I speak out on injustice. What happened to this man in Chicago was terrible. It was criminal. I hate it, but guess what — justice was swift. It was miraculously swift. Justice is always swift and easy when black folk mess up, but you know who’s not in jail right now? George Zimmerman.”
Excuse me, “mess up?” That’s what you call at least 24 hours of sustained torture on a mentally disabled man live-streamed on social media for all the world to see? Just a little “mess” that needs to be cleaned up?
Just imagine what the reaction would be if it had been four white people torturing a black victim.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]