April 8, 2005

Continuing Carnage

Frank Herbert writes about the unnoticed murders of minority youths:

The big shots have other things on their minds. In New York there's a football stadium that the power brokers want to build. In Washington, the focus of presidents of the United States, past and present, has been on who would get to go to the pope's funeral. In Los Angeles the other day, the black celebrity elite turned out en masse to profile at Johnnie Cochran's funeral.

Youngsters dead and dying? Nobody of importance is much interested in that.

He's right. But would an increased police presence, say; the death penalty for 17-year-old murders, Europe be damned; or serious, disciplined education elicit support from black leftists like Maxine Waters or Charlie Rangel? The question contains its own answer.

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