They say a broken clock is right twice a day and that old adage proved true last night when President Obama made the point that the proper response to the Eric Garner controversy should be to focus on police brutality, not race.
Protesters flooded the streets of New York last night after a grand jury decided not to charge Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of 43-year-old Eric Garner, who was choked to death for the crime of selling untaxed cigarettes. Video footage of the incident clearly shows that Garner offered little or no resistance and was not acting aggressively towards officers during the arrest.
Despite an army of social justice warriors immediately reacting to the decision by stoking yet more racial division, it was left to none other than President Obama to remind Americans that police brutality is an issue that impacts everyone and should not be about race.
“It is incumbent on all of us as Americans, regardless of race, region, faith, that we recognize this is an American problem, not just a black problem, or a brown problem, or a Native American problem. This is an American problem,” said Obama during a Tribal Nations conference at the White House.
Unfortunately, Obama’s sober analysis was almost universally ignored by irate leftists, who took to Twitter to blame Garner’s death on white people rather than corrupt police officers.
By the evening, the hashtag #CrimingWhileWhite was trending and Caucasians were falling over themselves to apologize for their “white privilege” by telling anecdotal tales of how they had escaped police retribution after committing minor offenses.
Absent from the discussion was the fact that “white privilege” counted for very little in the cases of bothKelly Thomas and James Boyd, both white, both homeless, both of whom were summarily executed by police officers as they begged for their lives – just like Eric Garner.
Written by PAUL JOSEPH WATSON
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