"We say black lives matter, but we’re here to say black baby lives matter more."
Three-year-old Mikhi James was one of 13 people shot to death over the weekend in Chicago, but where are the thousands of black lives matter marchers?
More than 100 people were shot during the same weekend, enough to squeeze COVID-19 patients out of neighborhood emergency rooms.
It was too much for Rev. Ira Acree of Greater St. John Bible Church. He lamented:
A line was crossed. This is a horrific Father’s Day. This 3-year-old baby lost his life. ... I could not pastor this community and not say something.
We say black lives matter, but we’re here to say black baby lives matter more.
Do you think we could get tens of thousands of people to march on the South and West sides
, demanding an end to violence--the kind that is inflicted on the black community by vicious black gangsters? Where are all the self-righteous white people who denounce the police for their brutal treatment of black men?
The police did not shoot Baby Mikhi. Nor did they shoot any of the 100 shooting victims. They were doing their best, working double 12-hour shifts to try to protect those very neighborhoods they are being accused of victimizing.
Defund the police? Ask the people in the neighborhoods that are getting shot up? They might have a different view.