Baltimore unrest as much about failed liberalism as police brutality

Baltimore unrest as much about failed liberalism as police brutality
Credit: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

Unlike President Obama, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Mayor de Blasio and activists like Al Sharpton, at least one Democrat has always preferred to say less about America’s racial divide rather than more.

That would be the party’s presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton. She said nothing after the shooting of Trayvon Martin, except to talk about “the need for a national dialogue” after George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict.

She took three weeks to break her silence on the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, and when she did she offered only broad platitudes, like: “We cannot ignore the inequities that persist in our justice system.”

As for Baltimore, she has thus far only tweeted that Freddie Gray’s death “demands answers.”

As the media wonders which conservative candidates would attend a gay wedding, one hopes it also gets around to asking Clinton what might that national dialogue sound like, or what she might do to solve those inequities.

 

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