No Political Gain in the Shooting of Antonio Smith


So a black child was fatally shot. His grieving mother tearfully described her son:

“My baby, he was a good kid. He’s a mama’s boy. He stayed up under me. He called me every day. I’m at work, ‘Mama, I love you. Mama, can I have this. Mama, can I have that’. My boy, he was just an angel. All he did was joke and laugh and play.”

The victim’s father says, “I love my city, but the city took something from me that I love even more. And that was my son. That was my little guy right there.”

I know you’re thinking – little guy?! The kid was a giant. Michael Brown was like 6’ 4″ and 300 pounds. We know the media and the race pimps promote him as a “young child,” to further garner sympathy, but for the father to say “little guy” is a bit much.

But I can understand your confusion. See, you think I’m writing about the Ferguson shooting, where white cop kills a black boy. No – that’s not it.

You see, while the country was still riveted on the shooting of the “Gentle Giant,” there was another shooting – this one of an actual little black child named Antonio Smith in — where else — Chicago.

Just this past Wednesday, the same day Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said, “I’m sick of unarmed black man being shot by police. I’m sick of the lawlessness on the streets, I think everybody’s tired of it,” nine-year-old Antonio Smith was gunned down outside of an apartment building in South Chicago.1

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Antonio Smith

Take a guess who the shooter was. If you guessed that he wasn’t shot by a white cop, you win the prize. The prize should be self-satisfaction because you’re not getting anything else.

And Antonio is just the latest Chicago statistic under 18. This summer, at least 11 kids have been shot to death in the city. The same day Antonio was murdered, “seven others were wounded in city shootings throughout the day.”

So where is “Megaphone” Al Sharpton? Where are Jesse Jackson and Atty. Gen. Eric Holder?

Could Antonio have been Barack Obama’s son? Remember this from President Obama?

“You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is: Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago. And when you think about why, in the African-American community at least, there’s a lot of pain around what happened here. I think it’s important to recognize that the African-American community is looking at the issue through a set of experiences and the history that doesn’t go away.”

But you see, Antonio couldn’t be young Barack because he was more than likely shot by someone who was black, and that wouldn’t fit the race baiting template of Sharpton, Jackson, Holder, and Obama.

According to police, tensions between two rival gangs boiled over resulting in gunfire. They suspect the little nine-year-old got caught in the crossfire.

So where are the protests, the marches, the asinine sloganeering like, “Hands Up – Don’t Shoot”?

Why doesn’t Mayor Rahm Emanuel have to call for help from the National Guard to quell the violence and looting?

We all know why – because Antonio wasn’t shot by a cracker (most likely).

By all accounts and evidence, Antonio Smith was a good kid, who did have his whole life ahead of him only to have it snuffed out.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, Michael Brown’s parents took part in a “Civil Rights” march, joining Al Sharpton on Staten Island. Gee, I haven’t read reports of Antonio’s parents receiving an invite. Huh? I wonder why?

Here’s why – other than the obvious race industry profiteering. Black-on-black killings happen so often that they have become common place. It’s said to say, but it’s true.

It’s become so common that it’s no longer newsworthy – other than the occasional statistic. White-on-black shootings are almost nonexistent, so when it does occur, because of the rarity, it’s automatically a headline, race baiting notwithstanding.

I feel for Michael Brown’s parents, but the evidence, at least so far, is that the kid was no angel. My heart truly goes out to Antonio’s family. No one should have to bury their child.

It’s a shame incidents like this go virtually unreported because there is no political and/or financial gain.

  1. “I’m sick of unarmed black men being shot by police. I’m sick of the lawlessness on the streets. I think everybody’s tired. When are we gonna get through with this kind of thing? I’m hopeful, with the Attorney General of the United States going out, that federal law enforcement will be fully engaged, and I hope bring to a decision quickly. But that’s a really tough mission that he’s set out on, and I know that from some experience.” []
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