One of the problems when America has a “conversation about race” is we lump together people who have no business lumped together.
Eric Garner was killed in a chokehold by a Staten Island policeman. Not only does a video tell the tale, the coroner ruled Garner’s death a homicide. This means someone killed him. Yet today a grand jury decided not to bring charges against the police officer. At the time that he was confronted by police, Garner was selling loose cigarettes on the street. Yes, he was breaking the law but his take down was wildly out of proportion to his offense.
Makes you wanna holler right? Want to know why lots of folks won’t listen to your outrage? Because you and the left wing media just wasted gobs of time and energy over the justified shooting of a common criminal, Michael Brown. When you burn down stores over the death of a hood, caught on camera in a robbery, you lose ALL credibility.
Now, sadly, Eric Garner’s totally unnecessary death stands less chance to outrage because so called race hustlers can’t discern between the malicious and relatively benign within their own tribe.
The implications of Michael Brown’s elevation to hero and martyr run deep, not just in setting race relations backward but in achieving true justice for those deserving it.
What do you think? The bar is open.