The mainstream media has taken great pains to avoid mentioning the race of the shooter who executed two New York City police officers — one, Asian and the other, Hispanic — just days before Christmas. This New York Times article notes that both Michael Brown and Eric Garner were “black,” but avoids stating the fact that Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who killed those two cops and then himself, was also black. Why?
Does the 28-year old black male, Brinsley, not fit the lie the news media and race hustler/profiteer Al Sharpton want to force-feed Americans: that there’s an epidemic of white men killing black men when . . . the opposite is true?
Race consumed the media’s coverage of the shooting deaths of black teens Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, both of whom were shot by white men (or a so-called “White Hispanic” in the case of Martin). Long before the facts were in, the media jumped to conclusions, riding the coattails of the race-baiter Reverend Al, and concocted the misleading label of “unarmed black teen” to represent both teens as victims of hate crimes.
Never mind in both cases, jurors found no evidence to support convicting George Zimmerman or bringing charges against Ferguson, MO officer Darren Wilson. In fact, an overwhelming amount of evidence in the two cases showed Martin and Brown were the aggressors, not “unarmed black teens” whose bad actions contributed to their deaths.
The opposite is true of the police officers’ shooting. After shooting his girlfriend in the stomach in Baltimore, Brinsley posted to social media harrowing photos of blood-stained camouflage pants and a handgun — and vowed to kill to police officers in revenge for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner (who died of a chokehold imposed by a New York police officer). Brinsely arrived in New York and at 3:00 pm, sneaked up behind officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, and shot them in the head.
While these officers were on duty, they were very much caught unarmed in “a brazen ambush,” as the Washington Post described — while avoiding noting the suspect’s race. As the gruesome details unfolded online, virtually every liberal news outlet, including — as mentioned — the New York Times, refused to mention Brinsely’s race, even though his photo was posted on Instagram. If Brinsley had been white and the officers black, the headline on the Washington Post December 21, 2014 article most certainly would have read, “White man kills 2 Black NYPD officers in hate crime.”
Let’s be honest, what Brinsley did was a hate crime against police officers. Attorney General Eric Holder visited Ferguson August 21, 2014, after the shooting of Brown and said, “The eyes of the nation and the world are watching Ferguson right now.” When can we expect Holder to visit Brooklyn and lament the same thing? Or does he believe only black lives matter?
Tragically, protestors in Ferguson, New York City and around the country felt emboldened to engage in violence and a madman like Brinsley killed cops because people like Holder, Sharpton, New York Mayor Bill deBlasio and President Barack Obama have vilified the police the facts not withstanding.
Eric Garner was indeed brutalized by the New York City officer Daniel Pantaleo, who killed him using a chokehold prohibited by New York Police Department. While other officers looked on as Garner pleaded, “I can’t breathe.” Then they stood over Garner’s limp body, refusing to give him CPR. The grand jury’s decision not to indict Pantaleo was a travesty of justice. Are some cops dirty — or at the very least, incompetent — like Pantaleo? Yes, but it doesn’t mean white cops have declared open killing season on black males; far from it.
Black males are the ones killing and being killed by each other more than any other group in the nation. That’s the real epidemic, despite DeBlasio’s wishful thinking that racial profiling doesn’t work. More blacks go through “stop and frisk” in New York City because more blacks are committing more crimes in the city – last year, blacks made up 74% of shooting victims, 74% of shooting suspects and 70% of shooting arrestees.
Obama spoke out multiple times, and issued multiple statements when Trayvon Martin , Michael Brown , and Eric Garner were killed. Before any charges were brought against George Zimmerman, Obama chose sides, saying if he had a son, “he would look like Trayvon.” The inference being that Zimmerman killed him because he was black.
Though his actions have contributed to the open hostility towards police officers, Obama has made time only to issue a three sentence statement about the two fallen officers. When will Obama speak publicly about the killing of NYPD officers by a black man? Or is it a race thing?