Saturday, December 6, 2014

Double standard

Have you notice how some in Congress have jumped aboard the Eric Garner protest parade?

Plenty of pundits have piled on too.

Hashtags abound. #ICantBreathe and #BlackLivesMatter to cite just two

So here's my question: Where were these voices last year when a Black mom named Miriam Carey was gunned down near the U.S. Capitol? Carey died after being repeatedly shot in the back by police. She was unarmed.

When Carey was slain, nobody waited to learn the details.

Congress stood and gave her killer(s) a standing ovation.

Why don't those who demand "justice" for Eric Garner (or Micheal Brown) also demand "justice" for Carey?

I'm not necessarily judging the officers involved in the DC shooting. At the same time, the case of Miriam Carey has lacked even the pretense of public concern more recent cases have triggered. And most, if not all, of the high profile persons who now raise their voices loud over more recent incidents seemed to have done their best to look the other way last year.

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