The murder of Justin Carr, a 26-year-old black man who was shot while protesting the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, raises some troubling questions for Black Lives Matter. Namely, if the group chooses to make Carr’s tragic death a cause célèbre, isn’t it obliged to demand the most severe punishment for Carr’s killer?
Wherein lies the rub. The man who shot Carr, Rayquan Borum, is also black, which automatically makes him a victim of … er — something.
While BLM mulls over that little conundrum, the black community in Charlotte has already raised a memorial to Carr … in chalk:
— DaShawn Brown (@DaShawnWSOC9) September 23, 2016
The tribute extends to other “victims” as well, among them Sandra Bland, who hanged herself while in jail awaiting a court appearance. But there’s a more curious name still among the honorees. That is the name of Dahir Adan.
As Weasel Zippers notes, Adan was indeed shot to death by an off-duty police officer — after stabbing ten total strangers outside a mall in St. Cloud, Minn. Adan identified himself as a “soldier of the caliphate” who pledged his allegiance to ISIS.
Strange bedfellows or sheer ignorance?