Black Cop Guns Down White Youth in Controversial Incident, Hardly Anyone Cares
What if you took the Martyrdom of the Gentle Giant and reversed the roles, so that a white youth was shot down by a black cop under circumstances said to be questionable? It would barely make the news, and most reports that did appear would leave race completely out of it. For example:
Protestors rallied at Library Square in downtown Salt Lake Monday night, demanding justice for Dillon Taylor. The 20-year-old who was shot and killed by police nearly two weeks ago, in South Salt Lake at a 7-11.
There were about a dozen protestors marching the streets asking why police haven’t released any more information about what happened the night Taylor died. His aunt, who was more like his mother, was at the protest and said all she wants is answers.
Compare a dozen protesters to the large mobs of looters and vandals the mainstream media managed to whip up night after night in Ferguson.
“His dreams were to be a dad, his dreams were to have a family, someone he could come home to every day, his dreams were to be normal,” said his aunt Gina Thayne.
Taylor had a baby on the way.
Taylor’s supporters are angry that video footage and the 911 call leading to the incident have not been released. Police won’t say whether Taylor had a gun, as the officer who shot him presumably thought. The protesters draw parallels to Ferguson. However,
“We have an unfortunate incident where Dillon Taylor lost his life but I cannot stress enough, that this is not Ferguson. This is a complete independent situation,” said Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank last week.
That’s for sure. Salt Lake City isn’t a three-ring circus. White people don’t have any Al Sharptons or Eric Holders to dispatch for the purpose of helping the media to incite riots.
You need to go to the explicitly right-wing media to learn that Taylor was white and that the cop who killed him is not. It probably isn’t relevant to the story anyway – any more than it is relevant to the Michael Brown story.
On tips from JusttheTipHQ, Wiggins, Bodhisattva, Sean C, and Livedwell. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.