Wednesday, 28 April 2021 – There seem to be no limits on how far President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and their left-wing allies will go to exploit and incite racial division, strife and anti-police sentiment for political gain.
They rarely let an opportunity pass.
They and their socialist-leaning allies have exploited that case and recent tragic situations where Blacks have been killed by police to vilify and condemn all police and defund, or even abolish, police departments.
The tragic shooting death of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant by a Columbus, Ohio, police officer is the latest example of Democrats and mainstream media activists pouring gasoline on a tinder box of racial tension that could potentially ignite a forest fire of racial violence in our country.
Police responded to a 911 call of a disturbance and, as video shows, encountered Bryant attempting to stab another girl.
The police officer, to protect the life of the potential victim, shot Bryant.
A neighbor told the press that based on a video of the incident from his garage camera, the police officer had no other choice.
Immediately, former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett attacked the police officer.
NBA star LeBron James tweeted a photo — which he later deleted — of the police officer with the caption ”You’re next.”
Of course, the Biden White House did not want to let such an opportunity to exploit race go to waste. Press Secretary Jen Psaki implied that the shooting was related to ”systemic racism and implicit bias.”
It would be interesting to ask Bryant’s potential victim’s relatives, as well as Jarrett, James, and Psaki, if they would have preferred that the police had not intervened and allowed Bryant to kill the other girl.
Don’t hold your breath waiting for the mainstream media to ask that question.
Meanwhile, the same media, Jarrett, James, and White House, that have made the Bryant death a racial-political issue, have been silent on the tragic case of a 13-year-old Black girl charged with murder in the stabbing death of another 13-year-old girl Black girl in Cincinnati, Ohio.
It is evident that to Biden, Democrats, Black Lives Matter, and others on the political left that Black lives only matter when taken by whites or white police — not by other Blacks!
The hypocrisy of the “America is racist, and cops are bad” crowd is that, to the best of my knowledge, few if any have expressed outrage over the hundreds of Blacks, including many children, killed mostly by other Blacks in Democrat-controlled cities.
The most recent example is the murder of Jaslyn Adams, who was shot six times while in line at a McDonald’s drive-thru with her father last week in Chicago. He was also shot but survived.
Although Black, she did not fit the mold of several of the victims who have been killed by police which much of the mainstream media, Democrats, and the left prefer to ignore: she did not have a gun or knife, was not resisting arrest or running from police, and had no criminal record or outstanding arrest warrants—she was just seven years old!
Fanning the fires of racial division is not the only effort the Biden Administration is undertaking to undercut and intimidate law enforcement.
The Department of Justice has sent a shot over the bow of police departments by launching its own version of ”war on cops” to placate the anti-cop left—an investigation into possible patterns of discrimination and excessive force in the Minneapolis Police department.
Given the ongoing narrative peddled by the Biden White House, Democratic politicians, left-wing activists, and much of the mainstream media that police represent racism, some argue that it might be time for police in major cities to come down with the ”blue flu” and call in sick. Maybe then the enemies of law enforcement will appreciate the need for the latter’s service.
That might be just one result of Biden’s racialization of America!
The question is, who will have the courage to say, “Enough is Enough”?
Clarence V. McKee is president of McKee Communications, Inc., a government, political, and media relations and training consulting firm in Florida. He is the author of “How Obama Failed Black America and How Trump Is Helping It.”