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Another day, another unprovoked attack on an elderly white man or woman by a young, black suspect. Incidents like this have been happening fairly frequently — and sometimes lead to death for the victims — but rarely receive the media scrutiny they deserve.
The latest incident happened in Chicago, where a young, black suspect was captured by surveillance cameras on July 23rd attacking and knocking over an elderly white custodian for the apparent crime of looking at him?
Help Detectives identify the subject seen in this video where a Battery of Senior Citizen occurred on the 100 block of West Jackson Blvd on July 23 approx. 2:50PM.
We need your help Chicago.
— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) August 16, 2020
When the yet-unidentified suspect saw the custodian briefly turn his gaze toward him, he pounced with a direct hit to the victim’s face.
These sorts of incidents receive virtually zero coverage, while the victims benefit from virtually zero sympathy, as the media seem to have a vested interest in always portraying blacks as victims of an allegedly racist system.
Below are a couple of examples of this bias:
One of these is not like the others. pic.twitter.com/YASEVZm6jF
— Garbage Human (@GarbyJooman2020) August 17, 2020
I’m confused. Why doesn’t this headline read “Funeral held for WHITE 5-year-old, who was fatally shot by BLACK MAN while riding his bike”.
All of a sudden race doesn’t matter? pic.twitter.com/PJiw4mm0vc
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) August 15, 2020
Whenever a crime involves a white perpetrator and a black victim, the media have no qualms about highlighting both the story and the races involved.
But when the crime involves a white victim and a black perpetrator, the media either ignore the story altogether — much as they initially did with the murder of white, 5-year-old North Carolina boy Cannon Hinnant — or, if they finally cover it, they make sure to avoid highlighting the races of the people involved.
It’s a disturbing bias that doesn’t emanate racial equality but rather racial inequality and superiority. It’s like the famous line from the allegorical novel “Animal Farm” by George Orwell: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
In their quest to emphasize the struggles, racism, discrimination, etc. faced by black Americans, the media invariably discount the struggles, racism, and discrimination faced by everybody else, particularly whites. (** Language Warning)
it really is a shame that @ABC7Chicago will give absolutely no coverage to things like this happening.
— Hubert Ada (@SavageOsteopath) August 16, 2020
Black kid randomly attacking white senior citizen. Reverse it and it’s on 24/7 MSM.
— Burner2020 (@Burner20202) August 16, 2020
Don’t waste your time, Chicago PD, Kim Foxx will just dismiss the charges. If you catch him, take him to the part of the station that has no cameras and beat the shit out of him. That’s the only justice that can be had in Chicago.
— Locked & Loaded Patriot (@freebird1012) August 19, 2020
Adding to the problems is the perception that this bias has also infected the criminal justice system.
Case in point: Last year, two black teens attacked a 59-year-old white man, John Weed, after they asked him for $1 at Maryland’s Great Frederick Fair and he declined.
Watch (*Graphic content):
The attack was caught on video. pic.twitter.com/WibDYumQln
— David Pinsen (@dpinsen) August 16, 2020
The attack led to Weed’s death.
Now fast-forward to last week, when the older of the two suspects was sentenced to probation after charges of second-degree assault were dropped. Meanwhile, the younger suspect had been sentenced in May to just time in juvenile detention after charges of manslaughter, first-degree assault, and second-degree assault were dropped.
These sentences were doled out despite prosecutors having argued that both teens deserved to be tried in the adult system.
Also, the judge in the case purposefully closed it off to the public, “saying that much about the case that would be discussed, especially regarding the teen’s past and other details, would be too sensitive to be shared in open court,” as reported by the Frederick News-Post.
The case provoked anger from those who suspect the “unjust” ruling was the result of a desire to reduce racial disproportionality in the criminal justice system:
I’ve seen a lot of this leniency for the perpetrators. Some people called it “Black privilege”. Is it being pushed by judicial activism to make the number of convictions less disproportionate by race? Is the legal system now trying to achieve equality in that regard?
— Paul Salm🇺🇲 (@SalmPaul) August 17, 2020
How can this be? They beat the man to death. This is sick. The law is not recognizing the value of human life.
— Morgan Feldman⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@MorganFeldman7) August 17, 2020
They murdered a stranger in public and no jail time? Jesus, you can’t count on any justice anymore.
— John Wickner (@WicknerJohn) August 17, 2020
I’m struggling for words after reading the article and watching the video. This is described as an instance of “anger” and an assault. That man was jumped by a group of thugs, beaten, spat on and left to die next to a carny ride while the thugs’ friends filmed the event. Justice?
— Ray Winkelman (@CrackerGabacho) August 17, 2020
So the teen’s past couldn’t be discussed. And after he murdered he is going to be on probation seeing anger management classes (teens past maybe?).
When the race isn’t mentioned you can guess what this crime was about. And whose life didn’t matter, again.
— adziebart (@adziebart1) August 16, 2020
Apparently, reducing racial inequality means locking up fewer blacks but more whites? That doesn’t sound right, does it?