Forget Hillary Clinton’s corruption and lying, here is the way the campaign can exploit this developing tragedy …
Imagine what the racial and gun control activists will do with a mass shooting of blacks in church by a white man. Instead of treating the person as the deranged criminal he appears to be, the progressive socialist democrats will make this a narrative about race and gun control.
9 dead in shooting at historic Charleston African American church. Police chief calls it ‘hate crime.’
Police are searching for a gunman who opened fire Wednesday night at a historic African American church in downtown Charleston, S.C. Charleston officials said nine people were killed and others injured.
“I do believe this is a hate crime,” Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen said at a late night news conference, without explaining the basis for his conclusion.
Police said the victims had gathered Wednesday night in the church for a prayer meeting when the shooting occurred. Police are now searching for the suspect, described as a white male in his early 20s, who is clean-shaven and has a small build. Police said he was wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue jeans and Timberland boots. He is believe to be the only shooter, Mullen said.
“This is the most unspeakable and heartbreaking tragedy,” Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley said. “People in prayer, coming together, praying and worshiping God, to have an awful person come in and shoot them is inexplicable, obviously the most intolerable and unbelievable act possible.”
And it is starting …
Here is the Associated Press account and see how they conflate and confuse the issue to include the “police” element.
9 fatally shot at historic black church in Charleston, SC
“The attack came two months after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man, Walter Scott, by a white police officer in neighboring North Charleston that sparked major protests and highlighted racial tensions in the area. The officer has been charged with murder, and prompted South Carolina lawmakers to push through a bill helping all police agencies in the state get body cameras.”
Community organizer Christopher Cason said he felt certain the shootings were racially motivated.
"I am very tired of people telling me that I don't have the right to be angry," Cason said. "I am very angry right now."
Even before Scott's shooting in April, Cason said he had been part of a group meeting with police and local leaders to try to shore up better relationships. <Source>
Here is an on-going, developing story and the Associated Press reporter has added extraneous elements to the story including a police shooter and the opinion of an angry community organizer. This is how the progressive socialist democrats and the racists in the grievance industry bend the narrative.
Bottom line …
This appears to be, at this time – and subject to revision – a deranged lone gunman committing a heinous act that is surely going to have a profound effect on racism and gun control. Something that will suck all of the oxygen out of the room and further polarize Americans as the story develops. All to be reinterpreted as soon as the gunman is captured or killed.
Pray for those involved.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius