Still wildly out of proportion. Still ignored.
The real story coming out of South Carolina is not a white cop killing a black man.
The big story from pundits and professors told in hundreds of headlines across the country is that black people are besieged victims of relentless white racism. All the time. Everywhere. And that explains everything.
And the shooting in South Carolina is just the latest example.
But even as the caravan of activists and anarchists made its way to North Charleston, black mob violence and black-on-white crime and black attacks on cops proceeded apace around the rest of the country. Still wildly out of proportion. Still ignored.
Let’s look at a sample, starting in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, where Sheriff Newell Normand urged his constituents to “wake up” after his deputies were accused of shooting a black man for no reason whatsoever.
The gun battle between sheriff’s deputies and Desmond Willis erupted the same day as the North Charleston shooting, after police tried to arrest Willis for violating traffic and drug laws. He fled, then turned around and open fire on the police in pursuit.
“Over 65 rounds fired,” said the Sheriff. “It was an absolute miracle that no one got hurt. In fact, one of the witnesses said as she watched the thing go down on the streets, she turned her head because she did not want to see a cop get killed.”
During the news conference, Sheriff Norman displayed the high powered hand guns, hollow point “cop killer” bullets and bags of marijuana that were found in the dead man’s car and near his body.
“We’re talking about lives mattering, why are we not talking about the drug dealing,” he asked.
Norman blasted those who are trying to “pollute the minds of our youngsters in our community day in and day out with this crap.” He was referring to a video Willis made — and posted on YouTube — that featured him waving guns, threatening police, using drugs and glorifying the hoodlum life style.
"I released these videos because of information at the scene by family members, relatives and friends that Desmond Willis did not own guns and they were planted by the police officers," Normand said.
"I think the video speaks for itself," Normand said. "In fact, the very scene that occurred on Manhattan Boulevard, on the Instagram video, he described, '(expletive) cops, if they stop me, I'm running, I will (expletive) them up, shoot them,' and that's exactly what he tried to do on Monday."
The video appears to feature at least one of the guns that was used in the shootout — a 9 mm with a laser sight. The gun was reported stolen last year, said the Times-Picayune.
Willis’s father told the Times-Picayune that his son was an aspiring rapper and the gangster thing was all an act. "He's playing what they want to hear, these youngsters right now," Williams Willis said. "Them youngsters, that's what's selling. He ain't about none of that. He's portraying an image and selling what they want to hear.”
In Trenton, New Jersey, a group of black people attacked four police while they were responding to a domestic dispute. “During the melee, one officer was accidentally bitten by a police dog, one officer suffered a sprained right hip, another hit his head on a truck, and one was punched in the nose and suffered a left knee injury,” reported NJ.com.
Frank Gappa figured it out in the comments section even if the reporter could not: “They must be inundated on a daily basis with these violent altercations,” Gappa said. “Not excusing what happened in SC, but one story after the next of these thugs getting into scuffles with police one has to wonder.”
In Cincinnati, a group of 100 to 200 black people were denied entry to a private birthday party. Soon after, a large fight ensued, and one of the party-goers, a 16-year-old white girl, was shot and killed as she tried to flee the violence.
In Houston, three black people robbed a smoke shop and killed the owner, on video.
In New Jersey and Philadelphia, third grade students and high school students sent get well cards to America’s most notorious cop killer, Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of killing a Philadelphia policeman in 1981. “My 3rd graders wrote to Mumia to lift up his spirits as he is ill,” Tweeted Forest Street School teacher Marilyn Zuniga, reported philly.com.
Also in Philadelphia, a new video shows seven black people pour out of a minivan and attack with a hammer and mace a 51-year-old homeless man at a gas station. They also repeatedly kicked him in the head, fracturing his skull in several places. The man is in critical condition.
In Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, a group of seven black people attacked a 53-year-old white woman and broke her eye socket after the woman asked them to be quiet in a movie theater.
In New Orleans, a mother drove six black children — including two of her own — to meet another group of black people for a fight. One person was shot.
In Elmira, New York, frantic parents reacting to a viral video of a black student picking up and slamming a white student on concrete, pointed to other episodes of black-on-white violence and black mob violence in that school district and wondered when and how it would stop.
In Berkeley, 300 black students from Berkeley High School rampaged through the central business district, fighting, destroying property, defying police, and blocking the entrance to mass transit stations. Students says large groups of black people acting in that manner is now a school tradition. And the videos support that claim.
In Dearborn, Michigan, a group of black people rampaged through a car dealership, throwing bricks through windows, kicking rear view mirrors, all on video.
In the Chicago suburb of Zion, Justus Howell had just stolen a gun that he had arranged to buy. After responding to reports of gun shots after Howell and the gun seller began fighting, police chased Howell and shot him dead. “Family members have indicated they think Howell was unarmed and wrongly shot by police,” said the CBS affiliate in Chicago.
Howell was an aspiring rapper with the stage name “Meachi.” At his funeral, family and friends wore t-shirts with the now familiar ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ logo and slogan. “He was on the path of getting back in school and getting his life in line,” his uncle told the Chicago Tribune. “He was beginning to take the path to lead to a better life.”
Another relative told the Tribune that prior to stealing the gun and running from police, Meachi wanted to go to medical school.
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