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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Young Black Men in the Crosshairs

And it’s mostly other young black men who are targeting them.

I don’t know what happened in Ferguson, Mo., between the cop and the kid. And neither do you. When I covered hard news, I saw cops who crossed the line and I saw kids who started trouble. So let’s not jump to conclusions.

But what do you think the reaction in Ferguson would have been if the kid who got shot had been black and so was the cop? Or if the kid was white and the cop was black — or white? Do you think there would have been demonstrations and riots and an onslaught of national media?

In a column I recently wrote about the trouble in Gaza, I quoted Victor Davis Hanson (from a piece on NRO) on how the sophisticates in Europe and America wail when Israelis kill Arabs who wage war on them, but are silent when Arabs kill Arabs: “Apparently the West, in racist fashion, assumes that killing one another is what Arabs do best. But when Israelis kill those who wish to kill them, outrage follows.”



Anonymous said...

We really should make this a sport, like it was back in the days of Rome, build a coliseum and let them go at it. It would be a whole lot more fun and safer on our neighborhoods. They want to kill each other, so what, at least the state could charge admission and make a few bucks.

Anonymous said...

3:51 I'm with you