In his speech to the black sorority Delta Sigma Theta in D.C., Eric Holder said that he was resolved to combat violence directed at youths in light of the Zimmerman verdict:
“We are resolved, as you are, to combat violence involving or directed at young people, to prevent future tragedies and to deal with the underlying attitudes, mistaken beliefs and stereotypes that serve as the basis for these too common incidents. And we will never stop working to ensure that – in every case, in every circumstance, and in every community – justice must be done.”
Really? “In every case, in every circumstance, and in every community?” Does Chicago count? Or just the cases that the media have twisted into racial hate crimes?
During the Zimmerman trial, there were four kids gunned down in Chicago. Three were teen minors, and one was a 5-year-old. CNS News summarized the cases:
- On June 28, five-year-old Sterling Sims was killed in a double murder that also claimed the life of his mother, 31-year-old Chavonne Brown. Both were shot in their apartment, and police believe the motive was robbery.
- On July 1, 16-year-old Antonio Fenner was gunned down on the sidewalk next to the body of a 32-year-old man who had gang ties. No arrests were made, and no suspects have been named. Fenner’s mother believes her son was in the wrong place at the wrong time, because no one in her family knew the other victim or what Fenner’s association was to him.
- On July 3, 14-year-old Damani Henard was murdered outside a high school. His body was found next a bicycle.
- On July 9, 15-year-old Ed Cooper was shot and killed while spending time with friends at the park. A gunman got out of a black van and began firing as the boys ran away. Cooper was shot in the street and continued running to a vacant lot where he died.
Holder said that his department had opened an investigation into Martin’s death and will possibly press civil rights charges against Zimmerman. Since Eric Holder is so concerned with violence “involving or directed at young people,” like Trayvon, I wonder what his Justice Department is going to do with these Chicago youth murder cases.
Or do they not count? Is black-on-black violence not really anything to be concerned about? After all, it happens everyday in Chicago, and they hardly spur even local investigations. “Another day, another murder,” right?
I guess Holder doesn’t care about those cases. It’s not like he can capitalize on them in any meaningful way, since usually only blacks are involved. He wouldn’t want to bring attention to that. That would make blacks look bad. But just wait. Liberals will find a way to blame Chicago black violence on “white privilege.”