The Think Progress Post that Doesn’t Think

(And the Far Left that Isn’t Thinking Much Anymore, Either, Because of Righteous Indignation)

UPDATE DEC 2016: This advocacy and fundraising social media page (www.facebook.com/our3boys) in September finally posted who the real killers were: 2 other young black men with no anti-religious or anti-immigrant motive. So it wasn’t the KKK or a crazed Islamophobe. From their old fundraising page ($25,000 raised) that focused on xenophobic intolerance in the United States as the source of their families’ pain: “Our families had fled genocide and violence in Africa so their kids — us — could have a safer and brighter future, but as their passing shows even in America there can be great risks, especially for refugee families.” Perhaps because social and mainstream media spreads those myths, as I wrote about the violence after the Trump election, where the majority of the worst assaults nationwide were directed at Trump supporters. From the petition that nearly reached their 30,000 goal that contradicted what key family members claimed in my March 17 update below: “The current response from law enforcement — immediately being dismissive of the idea that this might be a hate crime and hinting at gang violence, is deeply troubling in a time of growing Islamophobia and mass criminalization of Black youth.” As I wrote here, my first Medium post: Perhaps local authorities did not jump on the hate crime bandwagon BECAUSE the house was ONCE staked by a gang police unit as a “party house” connected to gang activity, and the fact hate crime murders average 6 per year, while gang murders possibly make up 15% (approx. 2000) of all annual homicides. Not to mention, 50% of all U.S. homicide victims are black, with 93% committed by other blacks. And the inconvenient truth: Twice as many blacks kill whites than vice versa. This isn’t blaming the victim and most historically marginalized in society. It’s pointing out how irrational the left has become when it’s hundreds of times more likely a homicide was simply “crime” vs. “hate crime,” but the presumption is the opposite.
UPDATE DEC 2016: In the end, my initial logic was correct. It wasn’t racism. It was far-too-common intraracial murder. From The Journal Gazette, Sept 11, 2016 (Fort Wayne, Indiana): “Fort Wayne police arrested two men charged with three counts of murder for the triple homicide that occurred at 808 E. Lewis St. in February. Darrell L. McDaniel, 19, and Artavius G. Richards, 19, both of Fort Wayne, were taken into custody about 2 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release from Fort Wayne police. On Feb. 24, police were called to the Lewis Street home to discover the bodies of Mohamedtaha Omar, 23, Adam K. Mekki, 20, and Muhannad A. Tairab, 17, inside. They had been shot multiple times at close range, with investigators calling the killings “execution style.” The killings caused an international outcry and were the subject of stories on national television, focusing on the fact that two of the men were Muslim. However, local police quickly ruled out any religious motive in the slaying. The home the victims were found in was known as a “party house” for teenagers and the early-20s set, police said. While the victims were not associated with a gang, the police department’s gang unit had set up watch over the house at one point in response to some of the people seen coming and going.” Thank you, real journalism. And thank you, law enforcement.
In early 2015, I made a graph similar to this. I only updated this in March 2015. All citations and links are here.

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Writer. Researcher. Designer. Human seeking better outcomes. Also searching for relevant facts and logical arguments above expedient or politial narratives.