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Why isn’t the media covering the killing of an unarmed white youth by a black police officer?


The case of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black teenager shot and killed by a white police officer, continues to make headlines weeks after the incident sparked riots and outrage in Ferguson, Missouri, and prompted a national debate.

Meanwhile, the case of Dillon Taylor, an unarmed, white 20-year-old shot and killed by a black policeman outside a 7-Eleven in Utah has received virtually no media coverage beyond local news reports.

The negligible coverage of the Taylor case by the mainstream media prompted many conservative critics to address the racial double standard. The Washington Times reports: “Talk-show host Rush Limbaugh blamed the discrepancy between the two cases on ‘the liberal world view’ that portrays whites as oppressors and blacks as victims.”

The Times noted that CNN news host Jake Tapper acknowledged the discrepancy between the two cases, and noted that “the press often undercovers such topics as inner-city violence and the high rates of black-on-black crime.”

According to Tapper, though, the Brown case is more newsworthy because of the national reaction it sparked, though some question whether the excessive media coverage of the violent protests actually served to fuel them.

– – Teresa Mull

Last night, one of the news outlets ran a segment where they interviewed marchers in New York protesting the choke-hold death of Eric Garner, asking them about “justice” in the Ferguson, MO police shooting death of Michael Brown.

I was amazed not so much that most of those questioned have already assumed that Officer Darren Wilson was GUILTY of murdering Michael Brown, despite the many unknown facts, but at the call for justice. The call for justice is appropriate, but this call was for the ARREST and CONVICTION of Darren Wilson WITHOUT A TRIAL. Many said that the facts are in, he is guilty and doesn’t deserve a trial. REALLY??

DOESN’T DESERVE A TRIAL!! I was dumbfounded. It wasn’t just one or two people. It was said over and over again. When asked about our justice system assuming one to be innocent until proven guilty, this group was willing to throw that out the window. “All the witnesses say it is so” was the overall response. One said the witnesses are correct so he doesn’t listen to the news for any further facts (not that most of the media isn’t already spinning it against Officer Darren Wilson.)

It is obvious that the only justice that will be acceptable in Ferguson MO is the arrest, trial, conviction, and incarceration of a white police officer. To railroad the facts, whatever they ultimately are, to reach the “required” end, will be the greatest travesty of justice for ALL.

And on a sidenote, an unarmed white 21 year old male was shot and killed by a black police officer in Utah. Is Eric Holder enroute to Utah now? No, I didn’t think so.

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From Judicial Watch:

Records obtained by Judicial Watch in response to local, state and federal public records requests show that the so-called peacekeepers are part of a large and growing division within DOJ called the Community Relations Service (CRS).  Though CRS purports to spot and quell racial tensions nationwide before they arise, the documents obtained by Judicial Watch show the group actively worked to foment unrest, spending thousands of taxpayer dollars on travel and hotel rooms to train protestors throughout Florida.  The peacekeepers also met with officials of the Republican National Convention, scheduled for several months later in Tampa, to warn them to expect protests in connection with Martin’s death.

  • CRS employee spent $1,142.84 to travel to Sanford, Florida from March 25-28, 2012 “to work marches, demonstrations, and rallies”;
  • CRS employee spent $751.60 to travel to Sanford, Florida from March 30-April 1, 2012 “to provide technical assistance to the City of Sanford, event organizers, and law enforcement agencies for the march and rally on March 31”;
  • CRS employee spent $1,307.40 to travel to Sanford, Florida from April 3-12, 2012 “to provide technical assistance, conciliation, and onsite mediation during demonstrations planned in Sanford”;
  • CRS employee spent $672.24 to travel to Tampa, Florida from April 18-20, 2012 “to meet with RNC official related to possible protests and demonstrations during the RNC”

From a Florida Sunshine Law request filed on April 23, 2012, JW received thousands of pages of emails on April 27, 2012, in which was found an email by Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board Program Officer Amy Carswell from April 16, 2012: “Congratulations to our partners, Thomas Battles, Regional Director, and Mildred De Robles, Miami-Dade Coordinator and their co-workers at the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service for their outstanding and ongoing efforts to reduce tensions and build bridges of understanding and respect in Sanford, Florida.”

Full story:


The National Anthem at Game 3 of NBA Finals:

The story of the attacks afterwards:


The answer is SIMPLE: It would take away from the narrative that the GOP is RACIST!!

From TheRoot:

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(The Root) — Shortly after it was announced that Rep. Paul Ryan would join the Romney ticket as this year’s Republican vice presidential candidate, I wrote a piece titled,  “What We Know About Paul Ryan and Blacks.”

Well, I recently learned of another significant addition to this list.

As reported on Twitter by CNN’s Pete Hamby, Ryan said he has a black sister-in-law, but perhaps even more interesting, his “college sweetheart” was African American.

So here is the million-dollar question: Is the fact that Ryan has dated interracially a noteworthy detail to consider when analyzing his politics and policies?

Full article @

from Weaselzipper:

Alternate headline: MSNBC hits new low, keeps digging…

Here’s how MSNBC framed the call:

“This guy looks like he’s up to no good. . . he looks black,” Zimmerman told a police dispatcher from his car.

What he really said:

ZIMMERMAN: This guy looks like he’s up to no good, or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.

911 DISPATCHER: Okay, is this guy, is he white, black, or Hispanic?

ZIMMERMAN: He looks black.

Full article:

From Gateway Pundit:

Verum Serum reported on this from KMBC:

A 13-year-old Kansas City boy is back home after two teenagers poured gasoline on him and lit him on fire. It happened Tuesday at the teen’s home on Quincy Avenue, just down the street from Kansas City’s East High School. The boy lives less than two blocks away from the school and was walking home when the attack happened. Melissa Coon said her son turned from the school’s stadium onto Quincy Avenue and noticed two teenagers following him. She said the teens followed her son home and attacked him outside his front door. “And they rushed him on the porch as he tried to get the door open,” she said. “(One of them) poured the gasoline, then flicked the Bic, and said, ‘This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy’.”

from Hillbuzz:

Congressman Allen West is a future United States President.

The man is going to change everything someday:  he will personally destroy the Race Industry, and will more likely than not provide the final clobbering to the Cocktail Party GOP establishment.

I swear, I want an action figure of Allen West sitting on my desk inspiring me to write letters like the above to terrible people.

West is the perfect VP choice for 2012…and presidential pick in 2020.

Go, West, Go!

click to read West’s Letter to the CBC: