Black on black murders don't matter to liberals

Rich Lowry:
Black Lives Matter, the slogan of the movement that began in earnest after the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., is a lie.

Taken at face value, the phrase is a truism, since obviously all lives matter. But the people who use it as a shibboleth don’t care about black lives per se so much as scoring points against the police.

When there is some awful tragedy involving a cop shooting or harming a young black man (sometimes justifiably, sometimes not), they muster every ounce of their moral dudgeon and stage demonstrations eagerly covered by a sympathetic media.

Baltimore was an obsession of the Black Lives Matter crowd and of the news media after the death of Freddie Gray from a terrible injury suffered in police custody.

But now that 35 people have been murdered in the month of May, the highest in a month since 1999, the response has been muted.

A few Baltimore organizations are staging anti­violence protests, but they won’t command major media attention. There have been headlines and TV reports about the killing spree, but not ubiquitous calls for yet another national “conversation.”

Let’s be honest: Some black lives really don’t matter. If you are a young black man shot in the head by another young black man, almost certainly no one will know your name.

Al Sharpton won’t come rushing to your family’s side with cameras in tow. MSNBC won’t discuss the significance of your death. No one will protest, or even riot, for you.

You are a statistic, not a cause.

Just another dead black kid, politically useless to progressives and the media, therefore all but invisible.
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This is why I find liberal politicians  so bad.  Baltimore has a mayor who has made her black citizens less safe because she wanted to score political points against the police.  What is not clear is why so many blacks fall such political narratives.  They are certainly not voting for their true interests.

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