Here we go again: Black teen shot dead by police in Louisiana

Here we go again: Black teen shot dead by police in Louisiana

Stop the presses. Cue the mainstream media. Issue memos to (and from) the Holder Justice Department in re the federal investigation that is imminent.

No need to alert Al Sharpton, who is probably already aboard a plane to Terrebonne Parish, La., where, according to a Reuters dispatch via Yahoo:

A black teenager was shot dead during an altercation with a black police officer investigating reports of armed males entering an abandoned house in a small city near New Orleans, Louisiana state police said on Tuesday.

The altercation between the Terrebonne Parish deputy and the alleged intruders was inside a home in a heavily residential area of Houma, about 57 miles southwest of New Orleans, Louisiana State Police spokesman Evan Harrell said.

A weapon was found “in close proximity” to the 14-year-old victim’s body, Harrell said, adding a fifth person was being sought by police after escaping from the home.

The teen who was killed was identified as Cameron Tillman by family members near the scene of the incident, local CBS affiliate WWL-TV reported.

Forgive my seeming insensitivity to the death of another black child, again at the hands of law enforcement. If I sound cynical it is because another even younger black child named Antonio Smith, Jr., is also dead, but the story of his untimely shooting death scarcely raised eyebrows. Why? Because he was gunned down by black gang members in Chicago who mistook him for a lookout for a rival gang. Antonio, who was 9 at the time of his passing in August, was cut down in a hail of bullets.

But there have been no marches to protest his brutal and senseless murder, no “Justice for Antonio” signs, no speeches. Will the race hucksters and their enablers in the media pounce all over the police shooting of Cameron Tillman? Just you wait.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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