Crime makes people angry and distrustful. It collapses communities and fuels divisions. It also allows agitators — such as the black-lives-matter crew — to cherry-pick depredations and ignore the bigger picture:
• Black teens are 4.5 times more likely to die from homicide than non-Hispanic whites, concluded a 2014 study at Northwestern University into death rates in delinquent youth.
Yet the black-lives-matter mob couldn’t care less. It is too busy skewering whites and cops to bother about America’s black crime and civil insubordination epidemic, after officers killed unarmed black men who bucked the law in a handful of instances, and a white sicko murdered black church-goers in South Carolina.
Civil rights cranks — from the president on down — have thundered from podiums and pulpits about the importance of black lives. They have near-harassed whites into feeling guilt and self-revulsion. They have formed a Black Lives Matter movement to lament “the deep, psychological wounds of slavery, racism, and structural oppression” in a nation whose democratically elected president is black.
They have also let black America’s offenders slide for their contempt of the law, honest work, education, and good citizenship that is at the heart of a civic plague preventing the healing:
• No furor at the cold-blooded July 7 slaughter of Bronx dad — and regrettable career con — Allen McQueen, 21, who was gunned down in broad daylight as he walked to the park holding his baby daughter, his gunman fleeing in giggles.
• No outrage accompanying the vicious July 4 beating caught on video in Cincinnati, where a group of black teens stomped a white tourist into oblivion, and then jeered, “Damn, n----, you just got knocked the f--- out!”
• No wrath against the dozens of black teens wilding in a Georgia Wal-Mart last month, smashing around $2,000 in goods and booting a disabled shopper from his motorized shopping cart.
Black lives matter, but apparently only when the culprits are white for pseudo-saviors who need to address — first and foremost — the chronic black crime and delinquency rates eroding our cities and morale.
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