• Police chief demands Democrats, media, Black Lives Matter discuss black-on-black crime.
By John Friend —
The murder of five Dallas police officers in July and the recently convened Democratic National Convention have once again demonstrated the increasingly blatant anti-white double standards and biases on full display on a daily basis in mainstream American culture.
In the wake of the July 7 shooting purportedly carried out by United States military veteran and radical black activist Micah Xavier Johnson at a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Dallas, much of the discourse emanating from the left wing focused on the motivation of the alleged shooter, who was said to have been upset about the deaths of black men at the hands of white police officers.
Shortly after the alleged event, Dallas Police Chief David Brown told the media that Johnson “was upset about the recent police shootings” and that he “wanted to kill white people, especially white officers.”
Assuming the veracity of the mainstream narrative of the purported massacre of Dallas police officers, Johnson’s actions fit the textbook definition of a so-called “hate crime,” which is a crime committed by a perpetrator motivated by racial, sexual, or some other prejudice.
Jamilah Lemieux, senior editor at Ebony magazine, a publication devoted specifically to the black community, appeared on CNN shortly after the attack. Despite Brown’s testimony that Johnson was explicitly targeting white police officers, Ms. Lemieux questioned whether or not the alleged massacre should be classified as a “hate crime.”
“When we use a phrase like ‘hate crime,’ we’re typically referring to crimes against people of color, people of various religious groups, LGBT people, people who have been historically attacked, abused or disenfranchised on the basis of their identity,” Ms. Lemieux stated during the CNN interview. “To now extend that to the majority group and a group of people that have a history with African-Americans that has been abusive, and we can apply that to either police officers or to Caucasians, I think gets into very tricky territory.”
According to the radical left as well as many supporters and members of the Democratic Party, “hate crimes” can only be perpetrated against ethnic and sexual minorities, regardless of the circumstances. Crimes committed against whites by other ethnic and racial groups have become increasingly publicized in recent years, making it difficult to ignore or downplay the reality that violent crime directed against whites is becoming more and more commonplace and, tragically, excused and even justified.
At the Democratic National Convention, which wrapped up July 28 with the official nomination of Hillary Clinton, members of Mothers of the Movement addressed the convention at length. Mothers of the Movement is comprised of relatives of black men killed by police, including the mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin (not actually killed by a cop or by a white man), Michael Brown, and Sandra Bland.
Showing where their loyalty lies, Mrs. Clinton and the DNC are more concerned with pandering to ethnic minorities than supporting the men and women who enforce the rule of law and who are often smeared and demonized in the media. The radical and blatantly anti-white left, which has tremendous influence in the Democratic Party, has glorified thugs and criminals like Martin and Brown while demonizing courageous police officers operating in extremely dangerous and hostile environments.
There are some who are speaking out against the obvious anti-white double standards and the delusional fantasies of the radical left and Black Lives Matters movement. One such man is Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., who is black.
Clarke has long been critical of the dysfunction and criminality prevalent in the black community generally, and the Black Lives Matters movement specifically.
While being interviewed recently on CNN, Clarke described the Black Lives Matters movement as being based on a “hateful ideology.” He pointed out that the media largely ignore the widespread prevalence of black-on-black crime, which poses more of a threat to average black men and women than do police officers.
Following a spate of publicity concerning the killings of black men at the hands of white police officers, white officers have become targets, Clarke noted.
“My message has been clear from two years ago—this anti-cop sentiment from this hateful ideology called ‘Black Lives Matter’ has fueled this rage against the American police officer—I predicted this two years ago,” Clarke stated on CNN. “This anti-police rhetoric sweeping the country has turned out some hateful things inside of people that are now playing themselves out on the American police officer.”
There can be no doubt that law enforcement has been militarized and poses a threat to many Americans, but Clarke is correct when it comes to the way police killings of black criminals are portrayed in the mainstream media.
Clarke demanded that the media report and discuss black-on-black crime, rather than focusing on alleged police brutality, which is often fictional and dishonestly hyped by the mass media, fueling the hatred of the Black Lives Matter movement.
“Let’s have a conversation about the black-on-black crime which kills more black males, which is a threat to more black males in the United States, than law enforcement officers,” Clarke said.
John Friend is a California-based writer who maintains a blog.