So the word is that Rev. Al Sharpton is heading to Cleveland, Ohio because that’s where the cameras and protesters are after the acquittal of a Cleveland police officer.
And of course the media is reporting the agreement reached between the Cleveland Police Department and the U.S. Department of Justice over the use of deadly force.
But something is terribly amiss. What about the widespread use of deadly force this past Memorial Day weekend in Baltimore and Chicago? I suppose black lives don’t matter unless the liberal progressive left and their complicit media accomplices say they do.
As reported by RT.com, “A surge of fatal shootings in Baltimore, Maryland over Memorial Day weekend has propelled the number of murders so far in May to 35, making it the deadliest month in the city since 1999. In the midst of a wave of violence that has anything but waned in the weeks since riots unfolded across Baltimore, city officials say the tally of homicides so far in 2015 stands at 108 as of Tuesday morning.
The Baltimore Police Department told local network WJZ News that 28 people were shot over Memorial Day weekend this year. This included nine fatalities. With the death toll for May now pushing three dozen, officials say the city is currently experiencing its most violent month since 1999.”
In a 72-hour period there were nearly 29 shootings resulting in 26 people injured and 9 dead in Baltimore. Where are the news cameras to cover this story and what about the protesters hitting the streets?
What makes this tragedy less newsworthy and exposed than the incident surrounding the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray? I can tell you: it’s because the deaths of these 9 black individuals doesn’t fit into the desired political agenda to demonize and denigrate law enforcement – so Sharpton heads to Cleveland.
“Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake added through a spokesperson that she’s “disheartened and frustrated by this continuing violence, particularly when you think about the progress the city has made.”
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