UPDATE (7 May 2015):
After pillorying human and civil rights activists in Baltimore, Attorney General Lynch met with Baltimore police on 5 May. She applauded the force for crushing the uprising and clamping down on citizens’ First Amendment rights, saying (emphasis mine)
I have watched the police of this city, and I know that there are difficulties. I know that we have struggles. And we are here to help you work through those struggles in a way that will hopefully be the best and most productive way for this department. But to all of you who are on the front lines, I just want to say thank you. Really, you are representing all of law enforcement when you are out there. You are allowing peaceful protest. You’re helping people rebuild. You’re helping people clean up. You really have become the face of law enforcement.
ORIGINAL (29 April 2015):
In her first TV appearance as Obama’s new Attorney General, Loretta Lynch—who has been much touted by the liberal and “progressive” media—harshly condemned the Baltimore Uprising and what she claims to be the “‘senseless’ acts of violence” of the rioters demanding justice and an end to police brutality and systemic racism.
By calling the minor violence of the Baltimore Riots “senseless,” Loretta Lynch is delegitimizing resistance against the much, much, much more violent oppression black Americans face.
These are truly senseless acts of violence. Yet these privileged white students are not slandered as “thugs” (a racist term that is simply the “new n-word”). Nor do they face life in prison with $500,000 bail for destroying property, unlike black teens in Baltimore.
People who claim civil and human rights riots such as the ones in Baltimore are “senseless” are intentionally ignoring the systemic violence black Americans endure every single day of their lives. The corporate media constantly does this, elevating property over people’s own lives.
Why doesn’t Attorney General Lynch condemn police killings of innocent black Americans as “senseless acts of violence”? If she truly cares about overseeing justice (which is supposed to be her job), she will do that next.
I am not holding my breath.