Where is the Rev Al Sharpton when we need him?

Perhaps the Reverend Al Sharpton thinks that his work in Philadelphia is done. After all, in 2012, the percentage of murder victims in Philadelphia who were black dropped from 85.2% to 79.8% of the total from the previous year. Of course, there were still 264 young blacks, the vast majority of whom were younger black males, killed stone cold graveyard dead, each one every bit as dead as Trayvon Martin, and the black percentage of shooting victims remained virtually the same; it’s just that they survived their wounds at a bit better rate.

Why aren’t you in Philadelphia?

Oh, wait, now I see: the percentage of people arrested for those murders and shootings were 82.7 and 90.3% black, respectively. You are very, very, very concerned when a white man, of some Hispanic heritage, shoots and kills a black man, but when young black men in the City of Brotherly Love are killing other young black men, you just don’t give a damn. There’s no story here, move along, folks, nothing to see here, nothing at all.

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