Why isn’t Min­neapo­lis shoot­ing get­ting at­ten­tion?

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - EDITORIAL PAGE -

An­other po­lice killing has taken place in Min­neapo­lis, and the of­fi­cer didn’t even get out of his pa­trol ve­hi­cle be­fore shoot­ing. Have you seen ri­ot­ing, burn­ing and loot­ing in the streets of Min­neapo­lis? Have you seen Al Sharp­ton and Jesse Jack­son de­cry­ing this killing of an un­armed woman as an­other racist po­lice at­tack? Nei­ther have I.

Could it be be­cause the of­fi­cer was “of color” and the mur­dered vic­tim was not? Could it be that it doesn’t fit the Sharp­ton/Jack­son agenda of in­cit­ing ri­ots and prof­it­ing from ex­hibit­ing their usual racist out­rage be­cause this time the color was re­versed and only black lives mat­ter? Hm­mmm.

PHIL WARNER Garfield

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