Just learning the facts of the hideous crime that occurred in Chicago is awful enough. Watching the video that the perpetrators streamed on Facebook might just be more violence than you can handle. It is an outrage and a tragedy. And the radical left is doing a disgraceful job of dealing with it.
Unfortunately, Chicago has more than its share of violent crime. You can work on theories as to why this is, but the fact that there is plenty of work for the homicide and other departments of the Chicago police force is all too obvious. No one should ever envy them their jobs. And they earn their pay.
Obviously, what makes this horrible crime where four black youths tortured a white man even worse are the racial overtones. There’s no getting around that ugly fact, and it just compounds the disaster. If all of that isn’t enough, we have elements of the left using the event to make outrageous claims that we hate to even have to discuss.
We defer to Newt Gingrich to set this up for us: “’If this had been done to an African-American by four whites, every liberal in the country would be outraged and there would be no question it is a hate crime,’ Gingrich said. ‘So, let’s be clear about this. We are right at the edge of a terrible period, which I know President-elect Donald Trump wants to avoid, of having the deep bitter division in the communities that makes America hard to govern.’”
You can watch the video here:
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) January 5, 2017
Correct. This is the racial-charged atmosphere that has so tragically been bequeathed to the United States by Mr. Obama and some of his leftist allies. Racial harmony is a noble goal, and one well worth pursuing. The idea that our first African-American president wouldn’t make this a priority, but in fact made things worse, has been a missed opportunity of very sad proportions.
Could the reaction to this by those on the left represent just one more attempt to create problems for Donald Trump? Let’s hope not. The crime was bad enough. To use it to score political points would require a level of depravity that is too awful to consider.