Skip to comments.The Trayvon Martin Killing and the Myth of Black-on-Black Crime
Posted on 07/15/2013 12:31:09 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
Last week, in Chicago, 16-year-old Darryl Green was found dead in the yard of an abandoned home. He was killed, relatives reported, because he refused to join a gang. Unlike most tragedies, howeverwhich remain local newsthis one caught the attention of conservative activist Ben Shapiro, an editor for Breitbart News. Using the hashtag #justicefordarryl, Shaprio tweeted and publicized the details of Greens murder. But this wasnt a call for help and assistance for Greens family, rather, it was his response to wide outrage over Saturdays decision in the case of George Zimmerman, where a Florida jury judged him not guilty of second-degree murder or manslaughter in the killing of Trayvon Martin.
Shapiro, echoing many other conservatives, is angry over the perceived politicization of the Zimmerman trial, and believes that activists have injected race into the discussion, as if theres nothing racial already within the criminal-justice system. Indeed, he echoes many conservatives when he complains that media attention had everything to do with Zimmermans race. If he were black, the argument goes, no one would care. And so, Shapiro found the sad story of Darryl Green, and promoted it as an example of the black-on-black crime that, he believes, goes ignored. Or, as he tweets, 49% of murder victims are black men. 93% of those are killed by other blacks. Media dont care. Obama doesnt care. #JusticeForDarryl.
The idea that black-on-black crime is the real story in Martins killing isnt a novel one. In addition to Shapiro, youll hear the argument from conservative African-American activists like Crystal White, as well as people outside the media, like Zimmerman defense attorney Mark OMara, who said that his client never would have been charged with a crime if he were black.
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Nice steaming pile of . . . trying to make it sound like whites run around all the time killing blacks. Not even the “gangsta” rappers can make any such valid claim, nor do they try.
In 513 days between Trayvon shooting and Zimmerman Verdict, 1106 Blacks Murdered by other Blacks.
If it’s not black-on-black in Chicago then what is it?
Janelle must not have ever watched The First 48.
I guess the author has a different definition of "especially" than most. To most people, the observation that about 12% of the population is responsible for around half of the violent felonies committed in America would qualify as "especially."
The author is a liar. Just another propagandist. The Sanford PD submitted their report to the DA and the DA found no cause to indict.
Does it make ANY sense that there are more black males killed than white males given the population disparity? It's not "proximity" as the author says. It's cultural.
Young black males are 1% of the population and responsible for 27% of homicides.
And this moron gets published : )
(yawn) Yet more libtard drivel, of course.
But then again, what ELSE do they write?
“The mind is a terrible thing to waste”
Along with the plethora of others like him.
He should probably walk Chicago’s streets and see if black-on-black crime is really a “myth”. Hope he can escape to tell about it.
Yeah, but this mind just seems to be a terrible thing.
The boy needs to learn how to wear glasses.
Both are about the same age and exactly the same race.
Guess which one gets all the attention from the racial grievance industry.
The author is trying to make some weird point that when blacks kill other blacks it is not really black-on-black crime because . . . because why?