the death of Laquan McDonald, a black teen who was shot sixteen times last year by a white Chicago police officer, Jason Van Dyke. The cop has been charged with first degree murder.
While I have to wonder why it took more than a year for Van Dyke to be charged, the justice system is working. But that's not good enough for the Black Lives Matter leftists, so they disrupted traffic, shopping, and most importantly, harmed the livelihoods of the people who work at North Michigan Avenue retail outlets, most of whom don't make much money.
During Thanksgiving weekend, there were eight shooting deaths in Chicago, including one on Friday afternoon while the Black Lives Matter protest was taking place. All of the victims were men, at least five of these homicide victims were black. There were no protests in the neighborhoods where these men were gunned down. No one has been charged in any of these murders as of this writing, which is not unusual because most Chicago homicides go unsolved.
At least 20 other people were wounded over the weekend in shootings all across the city.
Nationally, between 1980 and 2008 ninety-three percent of black murder victims were murdered by other blacks. There's no reason to believe those figures aren't radically different in 2015 Chicago.
Of course Black Lives Matter protesters care about black-on-black murders. But most of these 1.16 murders per day are not worthy of their attention because a white man usually doesn't pull the trigger. So don't go looking for a Black Lives Matter protest in Chicago's crime-ridden Englewood on the South Side soon.
Yes, black lives matter. All lives matter. But to the leftists some black lives matter more than others.
Finally, the image of Black Lives Matter protester Lamon Reccord facing down a cop at a Wednesday downtown Chicago protest has gone viral.
I wonder if Reccord has the courage to pull the same stunt with the leader of the notorious Gangster Disciples street gang.