Politicizing tragedy

Every time someone is killed with a gun, we’re told it’s not the right time to politicize it. As opposed to the right wing, which is never too shameless to grab for political points:

Fox News seized on the execution style murder of New York City police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos to condemn President Barack Obama and other African American leaders for advocating reforms to the justice system following the deaths of two unarmed black men.

The 28-year-old gunman, identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, may have been seeking revenge for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, whose killers were not indicted though the grand jury system. Those decisions, seen by many as an injustice, sparked protests across the country and led to massive demonstrations in New York City.
Fox argued that African American leaders inspired these protesters and created an anti-police environment that motivated Brinsley to murder the two officers.

The network played video of some agitators in New York City calling for “dead cops.” Host Tucker Carlson lamented that while the killer is ultimately responsible for the massacre, “it’s — almost hard not to point at some of the people who have been whipping up hatred in race over the last few months.” And, the network showed a super cut of Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, and Rev. Al Sharpton calling for reforms to the justice system, implying that those words led Brinsely to murder.

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  1. During one of the demonstrations in NYC a small group broke away from the main march and began chanting “What do we want? Dead cops.”
    Only the lying sacks of human fecal matter at the FOX War Network would claim, as they did, that Al Sharpton was leading this gang of dumbasses.
    Just like with the Sony “hacking” incident the fascists in this country are trying to pick a fight. They want a war. With somebody. Anybody.

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