Peggy Hubbard exposes hypocrisy of #blacklivesmatter
Peggy Hubbard is a former IRS worker who made a video asking why the Black Lives Matter movement glorifies teen thugs whose lifestyle choices bring them into deadly conflict with law enforcement while ignoring deaths like that of a 9-year-old black girl, Jamyla Bolden, in Ferguson, Missouri, who died from a stray bullet while she was doing her homework.
Hubbard’s point is that nobody knows who Jamyla Bolden is, but everyone knows who Michael Brown is: the type of individual she calls a thug, who committed a strong-armed robbery of a Ferguson convenience store before assaulting police officer Darren Wilson, who was found by Atty. Gen. Eric Holder’s racially charged Department of Justice to have justifiably used lethal force in defending himself against Brown’s attack.
It was Michael Brown’s death, based on the “hands up, don’t shoot” lie knocked down by the testimony of multiple black witnesses, that fueled the Black Lives Matter movement, which makes not black-on-black crime, but attempts to enforce the law in black communities the main threat facing blacks.
That epic video rant of Peggy Hubbard that has gone viral on social media has led to personal attacks that are due any black person who strays off the liberal reservation and speaks the truth about what really ails the black community. It exposes the fraud of the latest franchise of the racial grievance industry, the “black lives matter” movement, which says the only thing that threatens the black community is an oppressive justice system and white cops.
Fox News Insider reported on Hubbard’s comments:
Hubbard slammed the Black Lives Matter movement for protesting the death of a "thug, a criminal" instead of the young girl.
“You say black lives matter? Her life mattered. Her dreams mattered. Her future mattered. Her promises mattered," said Hubbard.
She then criticized those who have demonized police officers serving in high-crime areas. Hubbard said police officers are not on the streets for "fun and games" and want to go home to their families.
"They’re not going to tuck you in. They’re not going to give you a cookie and sing you a lullaby. No, they’re gunman pop a cap in your a**. You shoot at them and they’re going to shoot at you. If you try to kill them, their job is serve and protect, not serve and die," said Hubbard.
Her story of the real tragedy of gang crime ripping apart urban black communities run by liberal Democrats is too often ignored because it runs contrary to the Black Lives Matter agenda of racially motivated victimization. Decades of progressive rule have destroyed the black family, replacing fathers with paternalistic government and denying education opportunities through things like school choice and vouchers.
Such urban gang violence that claims urban black lives plagues President Obama’s Chicago. As the Chicago Tribune recently reported, over the Fourth of July weekend, Amari Brown was one of the ten killed among 55 who were shot. None of these incidents were attributed to Confederate flag loyalists:
Among those killed was 7-year-old Amari Brown, shot in the chest as he watched fireworks near his father's home in Humboldt Park late Saturday night. Police say they believe the attack was aimed at the father, whom they described as a ranking gang member.
Also gunned down was 17-year-old Vonzell Banks, who was shot as he played basketball Friday at a park named for Hadiya Pendleton, a high school student fatally shot in 2013 near President Barack Obama's Chicago home.
The wounded included a 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl shot shortly after midnight Sunday as they walked in Old Town, and a 19-year-old man shot around 10 p.m. Saturday as two groups fought near Navy Pier after the fireworks display there.
The Black Lives Matter movement also ignored the death of Demario Bailey. As Investor’s Business Daily noted, young Demario Bailey’s life mattered, too:
If President Obama had a son, he might look like 15-year-old Demario Bailey, one of three killed and 30 wounded in a typical Chicago weekend by thugs who wanted his Bulls jacket.
As Bailey was being murdered while walking with his twin brother to a school basketball game, protestors of police brutality marched down Chicago's ritzy Michigan Avenue. They told high-end shoppers there that "black lives matter," held up their hands and said "don't shoot," and wore shirts that proclaimed "I can't breathe." The protest was part of a series of demonstrations also being held in Washington, New York, Boston and California.
"We're going to keep the light on Mike Brown .. . on all the victims. The only way you make roaches run is to keep the lights on," said Al Sharpton, who will not be attending Demario's funeral due to scheduling conflicts, and whose National Action Network organized the Washington rally.
The daily carnage in urban black communities is ignored by Black Lives Matter and its liberal sponsors. The reason was explained by Jamiel Shaw, Sr. in testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on how his son, Jamiel Shaw, Jr., was killed by an illegal alien in 2008 harbored by the sanctuary city of Los Angeles:
"My son, Jamiel Shaw II, was murdered while walking on his own street, three houses down from his home. An illegal alien on his first gun charge was visiting a neighbor when my son was coming home," Shaw testified. "He shot my son in the stomach and then in the head, killing him."
Shaw then asked an obvious question: "Do black lives really matter? Or does it matter only if you are shot by a white person or white policeman?"
Remember the names of Jamyla Bolden, Amari Brown, Hadiya Pendleton, and Demario Bailey. Black Lives Matter won’t. They remember only the thugs who lose their confrontations with white cops.
Daniel John Sobieski is a freelance writer whose pieces have appeared in Investor’s Business Daily, Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.