On July 26, police officers in Seneca, S.C., gunned down Zachary Hammond, 19, when he allegedly drove toward them in the parking lot of a Hardee’s restaurant.
Officers had reportedly lured Hammond to the restaurant for an “arranged” drug trade, reported Breitbart.
According to Seneca Police Chief John Covington, when an “officer approached the car with his gun drawn, as is common practice in making narcotics arrests,” Hammond started driving toward said officer.
However, a private autopsy showed that Hammond had been shot from behind, not from the front, which casts some major doubts about the police’s testimony.
The evidence remains very murky on both sides, so those of us with patience and common-sense have refrained from expressing outrage. We prefer that the natural process of justice be allowed to occur without any inference.
This places us in stark contrast to “Black Lives Matter” activists, who jumped to Hammond’s defense — without waiting for all the evidence to surface, I might add — and even slammed those of us who think “All Lives Matter” for not being just as outraged:
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) August 4, 2015
#ZacharyHammond isn’t going to get the outrage he deserves because it would force folks to admit their consistent defense of police is wrong
— jamilah (@JamilahLemieux) August 3, 2015
Yes, God forbid that we hold our cool and act like mature adults, Jamilah.
The Huffington Post contributor Nick Wing took things further by going ahead and blasting all white people in general.
“White America’s apathetic response to the killing of a young white man is not just evident on Twitter,” he wrote. “It also appears to be the prevalent attitude in the mostly white town of Seneca and in surrounding Oconee County, which is almost 90-percent white.”
Because white people refrained from engaging in “organized protests or demonstrations” and avoided holding “rallies or vigils” — because white people maintained their calm and composure — well, that means one and only one thing: White people are apathetic monsters.
Furthermore, because “Black Lives Matter” activists immediately jumped on the outrage bandwagon, this proves “once again that Black Lives Matter is built on the opposite of racism and a broader belief that every life matters.”
Actually, no. This just proves something that we common-sense conservatives have known since the Mike Brown fiasco: “Black Lives Matter” protesters lack patience …