• Even Eric Garner’s Daughter And Grandmother Insist His Death Wasn’t About ‘Race’

    Sharpton, Holder, Obama, and the Racial Grievance Industry won’t like it when they hear that even some members of Eric Garner’s immediate family aren’t playing alongside their divisive game.

    CNN host Don Lemon asked Garner’s daughter if she thought her father’s death had anything to do with the fact that he is black.

    “I really doubt it,” she responded. “It was about the officer’s pride. It was about my father being 6’4” and 350 pounds and he wants to be the top cop that brings a big man down.”

    And today, Gwen Carter, Eric Garner’s mother, echoed her granddaughter’s sentiments.

    “I do agree with her because for some reason some officers are intimidated by larger black men,” Gwen Carter said on CNN.

    So we have Eric Garner’s grieving daughter and mother both refuting the often repeated claims that Officer Pantaleo’s actions were racially motivated.

    The truth is, as we know it, a Staten Island grand jury found that there wasn’t enough evidence to bring a criminal indictment against an NYPD cop. And because we’re not privy to the grand jury testimony, but do have video recording of the altercation, reasonable people can debate whether or not the Officer’s actions were excessive. (It’s also worth noting that the medical examiner’s report said that Garner’s bad health, including obesity, contributed to his death.)

    But the protestors —  agitators, really — blocking roads and staging “die-ins” are not reasonable people, and cannot be reasoned with. The marching and idiotic chanting are annoying. The pestering, however, will soon stop once the misfits get bored and move on to the next PC cause.

    But what is dangerous is the premise from which they are lashing out: That the police apparatus in America is racially biased and inherently unjust.

    It’s the narrative that is fueling the violent agitators from Long Island to California.

    Sure, there are bad apples in every police force, and no one denies that. But to inveigh the entire police system as systemically anti-black and anti-brown is dangerous.

    Firstly, the premise is moronic and untrue. There is just no evidence to support the “See, that cop just wanted to kill black people” conclusion. It’s a vicious smear, plain and simple. You wouldn’t say that all high school teachers are kid touchers just because one biology instructor got caught sleeping with her underage student.

    Secondly, and this is the dangerous part, the anti-cop sentiments will end up harming the constituency most in need of police protection: blacks. With black crime rates where they are today, it is other blacks who will suffer the long-lasting consequences of police officers in their neighborhoods who are wondering if the lynch mob will come after them next for enforcing the law and responding to 911 calls.

    Most of the commentators you see on TV don’t want to admit to black America’s dirty little secret. But the news stories, the body bags, the funerals that occur in countless cities consumed by this culture of crime, resemble Baghdad more than America.

    It’s not over-aggressive white cops with an uncontrollable appetite for shooting and killing black people that’s the leading cause for concern. We, black people, are killing ourselves. The hashtag #BlackLivesMatter will indeed happen when we stop destroying our own neighborhoods.

    It’s the gang-ridden ghettos that are now the new war zones. It’s where the man-child mentality runs rampant. And because black men abandon their children at an alarmingly high rate, conditions are ripe for disaster.

    In these communities, a chasm of fatherlessness has created cohorts of unruly youths. They have little respect for any kind of authority figure, not to mention the police. Many of these immoral minors are as far removed from the mainstream as the pornographic and misogynistic, thug-life message they hear regularly in rap songs and often replicate in real life.

    The prevailing wisdom, however, is that this drab picture of black America stems from lingering historical setbacks: slavery, Jim Crow, racism, etc. Thus, we get NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio blaming “centuries of racism” for the unfortunate incident involving Eric Garner and Daniel Pantaleo.

    Anyone peddling that pack of lies is only looking to personally enrich themselves or their hysterical cause, as the body count rises and the blood runs warm in the streets of black neighborhoods because of other black criminals.

    So-called black churches, civil rights establishment–all of them are betraying blacks with these mindless marches and braindead chantings.

    And thus, we’re left with the #HandsUpDon’tShoot and #ICan’tBreathe rallies, designed intentionally to sow discord amongst the police and blacks all under the guise of improving the relationship between those two communities. It’s similar to affirmative action — liberals promoting a structure that they say will help minorities, but in reality, sets them up for failure and humiliation.

    We need to be honest with ourselves before we can demand change from anyone else.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    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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