Where are the #alllivesmatter people when one of their ‘own’ are shot and killed by a police officer? Nowhere to be found. Zachary Hammond was shot by police during a drug bust in South Carolina.
But seemingly, the only people who’ve paid attention to this have been the #blacklivesmatter people:
— deray mckesson (@deray) August 3, 2015
— Rookie Of The Year (@mericanViolence) August 4, 2015
— liza sabater (@blogdiva) August 4, 2015
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) August 4, 2015
What’s even more interesting is the fact that Hammond’s parents want to know why there isn’t any outrage.
“It’s sad, but I think the reason is, unfortunately, the media and our government officials have treated the death of an unarmed white teenager differently than they would have if this were a death of an unarmed black teen,” the family’s attorney told The Washington Post this week. “The hypocrisy that has been shown toward this is really disconcerting.”
He added: “The issue should never be what is the color of the victim. The issue should be: Why was an unarmed teen gunned down in a situation where deadly force was not even justified?”
So is it the responsibility of #blacklivesmatter activists to rally behind the cries of Hammond’s family? I think maybe the #alllivesmatter people need to get together and organize. But we know that won’t happen.