I just read a piece in the Baltimore Sun by Adam Marton that reveals the following:
Homicides are up 60% and shootings are up 105% year-over-year and the crimes follow predictable trends. Violence is concentrated in neighborhoods that are predominantly African American, and have high rates of poverty and unemployment; other areas remain largely unscathed.
Marton then offers a number of maps that show the concentration of homicides and shootings in African-American neighborhoods.
All of which prompts me to ask this question. Does Black Lives Matter give a damn?
I say they don’t. All they want is to have the heads of the six police officers charged with killing Freddie Gray on a stick.
By all means, please investigate the six police officers and if the evidence supports murder then fine. I only ask that we stop pretending this is only about race. After all, three of the officers charged are African American.