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Celebrating While Black People are Dying

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On August 29, 2012 @ 12:37 pm In The Point | 6 Comments

10 people were wounded [2] in shootings across Chicago last night. 28 more have been wounded. Over the weekend, 9 people were killed in Chicago [3] and 37 were wounded.

More Americans were shot this weekend in Chicago than in Afghanistan. That makes Obama’s hometown an official war zone. Hurricane Isaac has not killed any Americans. The same can’t be said for Hurricane Chicago.

The media’s attacks on Republicans for celebrating while “black people are dying” [4] should be pointed right back at Obama, who has gone on partying and campaigning while black people have gone on dying in his own hometown.

Kayne West declared after Katrina that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” The media is pushing the same angle, contrasting Haitian deaths with the Republican National Convention to brand the GOP as heartless. But as of June, more people were killed this year in Chicago [5], than in Afghanistan. Does Obama care about black people?

August was the deadliest month [6] of the year in Chicago. Obama has found the time to discuss his sports picks and to give interviews to Glamour Magazine. But where are the statements from the White House about the killing fields in Chicago?

When more people are killed in Chicago while the Democratic National Convention gets under way, will the media notice that the Democrats are celebrating while black people are dying?

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[1] Image: http://frontpagemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/chi-violent-weekend-20120825.jpg

[2] 10 people were wounded: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-08-28/news/chi-2-wounded-in-logan-square-shooting-20120827_1_gunshot-wounds-shootings-tribune-reporter-deanese-williams-harris

[3] 9 people were killed in Chicago: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/9-Killed-37-Hurt-in-Weekend-Chicago-Shootings-167531715.html

[4] celebrating while “black people are dying”: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-sheffield/2012/08/29/abc-news-romneys-happy-have-party-when-black-people-drown

[5] more people were killed this year in Chicago: http://www.thedaily.com/page/2012/06/15/061512-news-chicago-murders-knowles-1-3/

[6] was the deadliest month: http://homicides.redeyechicago.com/

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