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Eric Holder “Stands With The People Of Ferguson,” But What About Chicago?

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After visiting Ferguson, Missouri and pledging that his Department of Justice will thoroughly investigate the death of Michael Brown, America’s “activist” Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters Thursday that he “stands with the people of Ferguson.”

The national outcry we have seen speaks to a sense of mistrust and mutual suspicion that can take hold in the relationship between law enforcement and certain communities,” Holder said. 

I wanted the people of Ferguson to know that I personally understood that mistrust. I wanted them to know that while so much else may be uncertain, this Attorney General and this Department of Justice stands with the people of Ferguson.”

“Few things have affected me as greatly as my trip to Ferguson,” Holder said.

Perhaps a trip to Chicago would affect Mr. Holder. That one American city has already seen 1,379 shootings this year, according to crime statistics.

“I am the attorney general of the United States, but I am also a black man,” Holder told reporters.

You know who else is black Mr. Holder? The majority of the 268 homicide victims lying in cemeteries all across the city of Chicago.

In fact, there have already been 149 Chicagoans shot and 32 homicides so far this month. Many of those victims are black, just like Eric Holder. And many of their crimes go unpunished. It would seem, Mr. Holder, that there is also “a sense of mistrust and suspicion” in the city of Chicago between law enforcement and citizens.

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There were 7 people killed and another 29 wounded last weekend in Chicago, and most of the victims were black. But Eric Holder didn’t fly to Chicago to lend those grieving families support.

In the wake of Michael Brown being shot and killed by a police officer, much attention has been paid to a study that says a cop kills a black person in America every 28 hours. 

That is a tragic figure, for sure.

However, there’s a far greater threat being posed to black people–much to the chagrin of Spike Lee–than a white cop with a gun: young black men with guns.

Here are some Chicago crime statics that (should but) don’t galvanize the same “national outcry” that Michael Brown’s death has:

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Again, most of those perpetrators are black. And because most of the assailants are  also black, those crime stats don’t advance and fit the racist-white-cops-shooting-unarmed-blacks narrative that Holder, Obama, Sharpton, the New Black Panthers, and the mainstream media want to push.

Ferguson Missouri has now devolved into a cesspool of opportunism, from the looters to the self-centered reporters who are broadcasting this latest national spectacle.

Meanwhile black people are filling funeral homes at breakneck speeds, all across America–and they are being put there by other black people.

But that fact is ignored.

Why?

Because their deaths are useless to those individuals whose only interest is to continue the lie that there’s a race war in America being perpetuated by white cops.

 

h/t heyjackass.com, RCP


Jerome Hudson

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Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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