This Little Light Of Mine

Monday, September 26, 2016

No National Outrage For This Teen's Fatal Shooting By Police...

...why not? Because he's WHITE! Seems ONLY Black Lives Matter with the news media and other racial communities when it comes to fatal police shootings!

Eric Bland (family attorney) told The Washington Post this week. “The hypocrisy that has been shown toward this is really disconcerting.”

“It’s sad, but I think the reason is, unfortunately, the media and our government officials have treated the death of an unarmed white teenager differently than they would have if this were a death of an unarmed black teen."

The response to Hammond’s death has been disappointingly muted in Seneca, in South Carolina and nationally, said Bland, the family lawyer. He insists there would be more focus on the case if Hammond had been black.

“They’re called the civil rights organizations, they’re not called the black rights organizations,” Bland said. “The color of his skin should not matter. White-on-white crime does not get the same impact as white-on-black crime.”

Black activists are similarly asking why more people who countered the Black Lives Matter movement by saying “All Lives Matter” have been so silent on Hammond’s death.

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