Moments ago White House press secretary Josh Earnest made a public statement regarding the kidnap and torture of a white special needs man at the hands of 4 black teens.
Although Earnest addresses the crime and the outrage it has caused, he said he has “not yet spoken to President Barack Obama, but he’s confident he’d be just as angry about this “incident”.
This wasn’t an “incident”, it was a disgusting inhuman hate crime against a person because of their race or assumed political beliefs. It goes beyond just a crime of violence, it is a window into the racial and political divide that has hit a fever pitch under Obama. The mainstream media has only fanned the flames of this divide by constantly using race baiting tactics and quickly condemning police officers for perceived brutality against blacks before knowing all the facts.
The following statement by Josh Earnest was just reported by ABC News:
White House press secretary Josh Earnest says the beating of a mentally disabled man that was broadcast live on Facebook demonstrates “a level of depravity that is an outrage to a lot of Americans.”
Earnest says he has not yet spoken to President Barack Obama about the incident in the president’s hometown of Chicago but says he’s confident Obama “would be angered by the images that are depicted on that video.”
Cook County prosecutors have filed hate crime and aggravated kidnapping and battery charges against four black suspects in the incident that police say went on for as many as 48 hours.
When Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, after brutally assaulting him, throwing him to the ground and banging his head repeatedly against the concrete sidewalk, Barack Obama came out and defended Trayvon even going as far as saying, “You know, if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”
The hypocrisy in Obama’s actions speaks louder than any words, since if the races in this kidnapping were reversed, you know he would be making a statement personally and immediately condemning the action. Black Lives Matter would be on the streets of every major city protesting, and there would likely be many nights of riots in Chicago itself, as there has been in the past when Obama criticized police for excessive force against black perpetrators.
Fortunately for local communities and businesses, there aren’t likely to be any riots due to this crime, but people will also not let it be forgotten or swept under the carpet by the media.