Since August, Al Sharpton and MSNBC, CNN, the big three networks, and all the righteous protesters and Anonymous hacktivists have been using the death of Michael Brown as a basis to claim that our society is prejudiced against black teens. But since then 244 teens have been killed in Chicago, most of them black males, and not a word has been said about this death toll.
In a city only a few hours away from the St. Louis suburb where protesters have hoisted Michael Brown onto a pedestal, records show that in the 107 days since Brown was killed there have been 244 teens killed in the Windy City — nearly all from gang violence.
As the lives of hundreds of teens are laid waste in Chicago, Jesse Jackson, who lives in that very city, remains quiet. Al Sharpton has bypassed Chicago in his constant trips about the country to capitalize on violence against blacks. And former Obama Chief of Staff, now Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, has issued no comment.
As Tyler Durden notes, 74 percent of these homicides have been black teens. And while ten were killed by Chicago’s police department, hundreds of others on the list were killed by fellow blacks.
Chicago isn’t the only city experiencing the deaths of its teens, of course. But Chicago has the largest tally. And yet no national protests have hit Chicago after all this bloodshed.
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