ESPN host Stephen A. Smith unleashed his wrath on the media Wednesday for ignoring black-on-black crime, railing in a fiery rant about black people dying on the streets of Chicago and demanding to know, “Where’s the protest?”
On his Wednesday podcast, “The Stephen A. Smith Show,” he blasted the lack of outcry over black-on-black violence following a deadly Memorial Day weekend in Chicago that left 53 shot and 11 dead, according to Chicago’s ABC7. Two two-year-olds were injured. One of them reportedly found a gun in the street and shot herself in the hand.
(Video Credit: Stephen A. Smith)
“When we gonna look at ourselves when it comes to black people being killed in the streets of America? I don’t even want to get into what happened in Chicago, but I have no choice,” Smith began.
He bemoaned the double standard in the media when it comes to black deaths. He contended that when police kill a black person, there is “holy hell.” But when black people kill each other, you hear nothing about it. Smith says he’s also tired of the nonsense when it comes to the issue.
“If one black person was killed by the police, we’d raise holy hell, and in some cases, there’d be riots in the streets,” Smith declared. “What I’m saying is… where’s the due diligence when it comes to putting a spotlight on what we are doing to each other?
“This s*** is pissing me off,” he yelled.
“Fifty-three lives. Fifty-three. In one weekend. It’s not the first time this has happened,” Smith added. “It’s been happening year after year after year. Chicago, St. Louis, Baltimore… the list goes on and on. Where’s the noise at? Where’s the protest? Where’s mainstream media talking about that? Where is it? That’s what I want to know.”
Smith evidently agrees with the concept of reparations, but he asserted that a conversation about “what we deserve” cannot happen if “we’re dead” and if “we’re killing each other.”
“Because let me tell you something — nothing else matters if we’re dead, nothing else matters if we’re killing each other,” he remarked.
“When are we gonna look at ourselves?”
In a rare moment of sanity, Stephen A. Smith goes off about black-on-black crime and the lack of outrage pic.twitter.com/9wATRay1Cb
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“There’s a variety of ways that reparations can take place — but it doesn’t matter if we’re dead!” he exclaimed. “Especially at our own hands.”
Black-on-black homicides are a far bigger problem then police-on-black homicides. pic.twitter.com/LmBkLoLqZ3
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We all know the truth about black-on-black crime… pic.twitter.com/n4FMD44oT9
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Earlier in his podcast, Smith noted that he was in agreement with conservative pundit and journalist Megyn Kelly who shamed gun control advocates last month for using mass shootings to push gun control while silencing any other solution to gun violence.
“I said it the other day and I’ll say it again. Megyn Kelly, who used to work at Fox News, when she made her quote that put everybody in an uproar… I didn’t disagree with her. She said she got sick and tired of people talking about gun laws or gun control because you ain’t gettin’ it,” he said and then pointed out there are over 330 million Americans in the United States and over 434 million guns.
(Video Credit: Megyn Kelly)
“The fact of the matter is: The bad guys always end up having [guns], which is why I’m not a hard and fast dude against Second Amendment rights,” Smith commented. “I believe in some cases people should have guns.”
He’s against AR15s but he does believe you should be able to protect yourself because the police can’t always get there in time. Chicago and other Democrat-led strongholds prove that premise.
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