Do black lives really matter to politicians and racial equality advocates?
That’s what Jamiel Shaw, father of a teenager who was murdered by an illegal immigrant, wants to know.
Testifying at a hearing in front of a subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Shaw put the question to “black politicians, black athletes, black stars” who have been peddling the ‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot’ lie.
“Do black lives really matter?” he asked. “Or does it matter only if you are shot by a white person or a white a policeman?”
Via the Daily Caller:
Shaw told of his son, Jamiel Shaw II, who in May 2008 at the age of 17 was gunned down by Pedro Espinoza, a 19-year-old illegal Mexican immigrant.
“My family’s peace and freedom were stolen by an illegal alien from Mexico. He was brought here by his illegal alien parents,” Shaw told the hearing, chaired by Florida U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis.
Shaw described that his son, a standout football and track star in Los Angeles, was walking down his own street when he was accosted by Espinoza and a friend.
Shaw said that it was proved in court that Espinoza — who was in a Latino gang — targeted his son because he was black.
“Do black lives really matter? Or does it matter only if you are shot by a white person or a white a policeman?” the elder Shaw asked during his testimony, referencing a phrase that became popular following the police-involved deaths of two black men, Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
Shaw’s murderer had multiple gun charges on his record and had served time for assault with a deadly weapon and battery against a police officer. He was released after serving only half of his sentence, and shot Shaw the following day.
What do our readers think – Isn’t the bigger point Shaw is trying to make that all lives matter?