If all Black Lives Matter why no protests in crime-ridden areas?

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If all Black Lives Matter why no protests in crime-ridden areas?

Black Lives MatterBy John Ruberry

Even though the protest took place just three days ago, the block­ing of the Dan Ryan Express­way near Chicago’s Engle­wood neigh­bor­hood by Black Lives Mat­ter rad­i­cals is already largely for­got­ten. The rally was orga­nized after the deaths of two black men last week by two police offi­cers in Min­nesota and Louisiana. The Chicago protest was of course over­shad­owed by the shoot­ing deaths of five Dal­las cops dur­ing a Black Lives Mat­ter protest in the Texas city that night – seven other police offi­cers were wounded. The assas­sin, Micah Xavier John­son, sym­pa­thized with black nation­al­ist groups and can fairly be called a racist.

The Chicago express­way block­ing occurred three days after another bloody hol­i­day week­end in America’s third-​largest city. Four peo­ple were mur­dered in Chicago and an astound­ing 62 oth­ers were wounded dur­ing the 4th of July week­end. The thugs didn’t lock up their guns on July 5. In fact, on the day before the express­way protest a four-​year-​old Engle­wood boy was shot sev­eral times a mile away from that rally.

I wasn’t there but I will wager a siz­able sum of cash that none of the left­ists decried the shoot­ing of that boy. The peo­ple who live in the home where the 4-​year-​old lives believe their home is being tar­geted – they claim they don’t know by whom. In May a 53-​year-​old woman who lives in that house was wounded in a shoot­ing there.

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One house – two shoot­ings – three months. Does any­one seri­ously believe that the Chicago Police is tar­get­ing this home?

Since New Year’s Day there have been 2,054 shoot­ings in Chicago312 of those shoot­ings were fatal. The great major­ity of the vic­tims were African-​American as were likely the per­pe­tra­tors, although no one can say for sure because most “Chi­raq” mur­ders are street-​gang related and go unsolved.

This year there has been just one shoot­ing death by Chicago Police of a crim­i­nal sus­pect, 16-​year-​old Pierre Loury, a known gang mem­ber. Cops say Loury, who posted a pic­ture of him­self hold­ing a gun on his Face­book page, pointed a weapon at them.

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Loury was a West Sider, and as bad as Engle­wood is, most of Chicago’s West Side is worse. The West Side, unless you are Mayor Rahm Emanuel or part of the CPD brass, is well known among Chicagoans for its open-​air drug mar­kets. The cor­ner of Madi­son and Pulaski is a pop­u­lar spot to pur­chase nar­cotics. Yes, Black Lives Mat­ter left­ists protested the Loury death – and they briefly blocked the Eisen­hower express­way on the West Side, but they didn’t march on Madi­son and Pulaski. Turf wars over drugs often turn fatal, there is noth­ing new about that.

Only some black lives mat­ter to Black Lives Mat­ter. Crime doesn’t seem to mat­ter at all to them.

But as with all left­ist causes, protest­ing police shoot­ings is only a means to their end. “The issue is never the issue,” they say, “the issue is always the revolution.”

Mean­while black peo­ple keep shoot­ing each other in Chicago and other big cities in Amer­ica. Only the police are there to pro­vide protection.

John Ruberry reg­u­larly blogs at Marathon Pun­dit.

Black Lives MatterBy John Ruberry

Even though the protest took place just three days ago, the blocking of the Dan Ryan Expressway near Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood by Black Lives Matter radicals is already largely forgotten. The rally was organized after the deaths of two black men last week by two police officers in Minnesota and Louisiana. The Chicago protest was of course overshadowed by the shooting deaths of five Dallas cops during a Black Lives Matter protest in the Texas city that night–seven other police officers were wounded. The assassin, Micah Xavier Johnson, sympathized with black nationalist groups and can fairly be called a racist.

The Chicago expressway blocking occurred three days after another bloody holiday weekend in America’s third-largest city. Four people were murdered in Chicago and an astounding 62 others were wounded during the 4th of July weekend. The thugs didn’t lock up their guns on July 5. In fact, on the day before the expressway protest a four-year-old Englewood boy was shot several times a mile away from that rally.

I wasn’t there but I will wager a sizable sum of cash that none of the leftists decried the shooting of that boy.  The people who live in the home where the 4-year-old lives believe their home is being targeted–they claim they don’t know by whom. In May a 53-year-old woman who lives in that house was wounded in a shooting there.

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Pierre Loury

One house–two shootings–three months. Does anyone seriously believe that the Chicago Police is targeting this home?

Since New Year’s Day there have been 2,054 shootings in Chicago–312 of those shootings were fatal. The great majority of the victims were African-American as were likely the perpetrators, although no one can say for sure because most “Chiraq” murders are street-gang related and go unsolved.

This year there has been just one shooting death by Chicago Police of a criminal suspect, 16-year-old Pierre Loury, a known gang member. Cops say Loury, who posted a picture of himself holding a gun on his Facebook page, pointed a weapon at them.

Madison and Pulaski in Chicago
Madison and Pulaski in Chicago

Loury was a West Sider, and as bad as Englewood is, most of Chicago’s West Side is worse. The West Side, unless you are Mayor Rahm Emanuel or part of the CPD brass, is well known among Chicagoans for its open-air drug markets. The corner of Madison and Pulaski is a popular spot to purchase narcotics. Yes, Black Lives Matter leftists protested the Loury death–and they briefly blocked the Eisenhower expressway on the West Side, but they didn’t march on Madison and Pulaski. Turf wars over drugs often turn fatal, there is nothing new about that.

Only some black lives matter to Black Lives Matter. Crime doesn’t seem to matter at all to them.

But as with all leftist causes, protesting police shootings is only a means to their end. “The issue is never the issue,” they say, “the issue is always the revolution.”

Meanwhile black people keep shooting each other in Chicago and other big cities in America. Only the police are there to provide protection.

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.