So far I haven’t heard a peep out of Al Sharpton on this one but we can be sure it’s coming… in the spirit of MSNBC’s balanced news reporting. Before I get into this story I want to state that all I, and most Americans, wanted in the Zimmerman trial was justice. I have to put my trust in the system and leave the rest up to God. I think people need to remember this. If Zimmerman was truly as guilty as many think then God will take care of him. Today I want to talk about the double standards that sometimes exist in our society.
In early July, Joshua Chellew was beaten to death by four young black gang members. Yet, chances are that you have not heard about this story before today. A few national sources have reported it but not that many. Why? Well it is because we have to understand that our national media has an agenda. The Marietta Daily Journal reported:
Four south Cobb teenagers are in custody in connection with the beating death of a 36-year-old Mableton man on Mableton Parkway early Sunday morning.
The incident initially was reported by police as a hit-and-run death over the weekend, but the narrative changed drastically Tuesday after the arrests of four teenagers on murder charges.
Jekari Oshay Strozier, 19; Antonio Shantwan Pass, 18; and Johnathan Donald Anthony, 18; all from Mableton, are in the Cobb County jail without bonds on charges of felony murder, aggravated assault and violation of the Georgia Street Gang Act.
The fourth suspect, 18-year-old Kemonta Bonds of Mableton, turned himself in to police Tuesday afternoon.
They have been accused in the beating death of Joshua Heath Chellew, 36, of Mableton and all but Bonds were arrested Monday afternoon by Cobb County investigators.
According to the warrant, the four teenagers are accused of starting a fight with Chellew at a Chevron gas station in the 6200 block of Mableton Parkway near Community Drive at about 1:20 a.m. Sunday. They repeatedly punched and kicked him, according to police.
While attempting to escape, Chellew backed into the center five-lane highway and was pushed to the ground and knocked unconscious, the warrant states.
They then walked away from Chellew, “leaving him helpless,” and he was eventually hit by a car, the warrant states.
Witnesses on the scene told police that “at no time did (the four teenagers) attempt to aid (Chellew), or to stop the approaching vehicle,” according to the warrant.
Crimes like this happen in America regularly. The problem is that whenever the victim is a minority and the perpetrator is white the media tends to bring the circus tents.
Here is a reality check. People do bad things. These teenagers proved that guns don’t kill people. They proved that racist crimes, if this proves to be racist, can go both ways. But we must understand that bad people kill those of all colors and just because a bad guy kills someone from another ethnic background it doesn’t mean it is a race crime. Maybe this was and maybe it wasn’t.