The Law and Racism | Newsbusters

The overt racism and anti-Semitism written in the Buffalo shooter’s 180-page “manifesto” has been rightly denounced by civilized people. There are many questions being asked. The usual questions are being asked, such as how did he obtain the gun when he was last year admitted to hospital for mental illnesses?

Another question: What made President Biden visit Buffalo, when there were as many (or more) people who had been shot in Chicago on an average weekend? Thirty-three were shot last weekend in that city. The president didn’t visit the sites of other recent shootings. After more than 100 victims were killed in Chicago last July, Biden decided to stay home and instead chose to attend a Speech about infrastructure in suburban Crystal Lake. Didn’t those lost lives and wounded victims matter as much as the people who were tragically cut down in Buffalo while shopping for groceries?

It is also known as New York Post editorial correctly noted, “One thing’s clear…(the shooter) never should have been able to get his hands on the Bushmaster assault rifle…” Press reports say the gun shop owner The 18-year old sold the weapon but the seller could not locate any information which would disqualify him. Why? What happened to the information that he was diagnosed with in his hospital? It wasn’t the first time he had demonstrated mental instability.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has pledged to close “loopholes” in state gun laws. It is illegal to buy large magazines in this state. That didn’t deter the shooter. No matter how many laws have been passed, those who are determined to do evil will always find a way.

Most TV networks defaulted to their usual position as to what’s needed to stop or reduce shootings: more gun control laws. It is not clear which laws potential lawbreakers with the intent to murder people would be likely to follow.

The ongoing narrative about race and racism is not the only thing that matters.

One doesn’t have to be a cynic – just an observer of how politicians and politics work – to conclude that most shootings involving Blacks shooting other Blacks don’t fit the “America is a racist nation” narrative for the media and especially Democratic politicians. This is a far more common scenario than when someone shoots Black people.

Here’s my suggestion on one way to fight racism. Being a television producer for most of my career, I would like to encourage my colleagues to tell stories about African Americans who are successful, religious, and focused on family. I attend a diverse church where the pastor is a man of color and the congregation is made up of different ethnicities – Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Black, as well as white. The congregation sings the same hymns together and prays together. There are no TV cameras to capture the service and show a positive picture of diversity.

Too often, TV focuses on stories about the corrupt leadership in the Black Lives Matter organization, criminals who are Black, minority welfare recipients who are able-bodied, but don’t work, while ignoring whites who are able-bodied but don’t work. I’m not saying these stories don’t deserve attention, but they should be balanced with stories about the overwhelming number of people who obey secular and moral laws.

It is racist to cover stories showing people at their worst and ignoring those at their best. A greater number of conservatives and Republican leaders would be seen to reject racist ideologies. Yes, I do.

Good and evil don’t exist in a vacuum. Whatever is promoted tends to be the most popular.

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