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Discord: The usual suspects were protesting again Friday and performing for TV news crews in Chicago. They disrupted tourists and holiday shoppers on tony Michigan Avenue. But what exactly were they protesting?
The ostensible reason for the chanting street anger was the shooting of a knife-wielding black teen by a white Chicago policeman. The violent death of Laquan McDonald emerged last week on a disturbing police video released by court order.
Police had responded to reports of car break-ins and spotted the 17-year-old, later found to have PCP in his system, walking in the street waving the knife. When he turned toward one officer, he shot the teen 16 times, 15 after the youth had fallen.[…]
You realize this shooting occurred 13 — 13! — months ago. Police saw the patrol-car dash-cam video the same night it happened. How about protesting the city’s mayor, Chicagoan Obama pal Rahm Emanuel, who sat on the incriminating video to avoid black backlash threatening his re-election? He’d still have the video hidden if there had been no court order.
How about protesting Chicago’s other 419 — nonvideoed — gun deaths in 2014? Or the 427 so far this year, most of them black-on-black? Or how about a protest protesting protesters who see divisive professional opportunities where real Americans see tragedy?