One of the emails I received recently dramatically pointed out a dichotomy: There was a very serious mass shooting—17 victims shot—in the Bunny Friend Park in New Orleans, Louisiana, by a 32-year-old black man, Joseph “Moe” Allen in the latter half of November 2015—the 22nd, which the emailer can’t figure out why there was no Internet media uproar following the incident like we see when there are similar incidents involving Caucasian shooters. Rather interesting, too, it seems the alleged perpetrator fled a DWI checkpoint 2 days before the park shooting. Hmmm!
Here is The Times-Picayune story “New Orleans playground shooting suspect has long rap sheet.”
Another Times-Picayune story states “Not every mass shooting gets equal billing: Jarvis DeBerry” where some folks posed that very question.
On November 29th USA Today reported “Allen faces 17 counts of attempted first-degree murder, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reported.”
The New Orleans Advocate had a follow-up story “Mitch Landrieu: Bunny Friend Park shooting ‘domestic terrorism’; 10 of 17 injured under 21 years old” along with a chart illustrating the extent of injuries to those shot, their ages and there were 10 female and 7 males victims.
Ironically, on November 30, 2015 Sean Brown posted the article “There Was A Giant Mass Shooting NOBODY’S Talking About, Care To Guess Why?” at Mad World News.
In that article Brown makes this point,
You see, Allen is a black thug with a criminal record a mile long, so his violent acts don’t fit into the current narrative that white conservative Christians are the largest threat to our nation. Plus, being a convicted felon, he shouldn’t have even had a gun to begin with. The law forbidding him from owning one didn’t work, and he was also a part of the catch and release program for violent thugs.
Do you think that the Presidential Executive Order (PEO) that President Obama is planning to issue regarding guns and the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution sometime within the next few weeks will deter crime? Or will it prevent citizens, who fear for their safety, from being able to protect themselves? Those are the 2 questions that really need to be answered, I offer.
Senator Rand Paul has introduced a bill to curb Mr. Obama’s PEO or, as this article says, “Rand Paul’s bill could shut down Obama’s gun control agenda.”
As Senator Paul said, “In the United States, we do not have a king, but we do have a Constitution. We also have the Second Amendment, and I will fight tooth and nail to protect it.” Is the vigoro about to hit the fan—finally? PEOs really are “one-man-dictate-rule.” Aren’t we supposed to have a democratic republic form of government?
By the way, I can’t tell you how many times my computer locked up trying to write this article. Readers ought to know that I have a “resident gremlin” in my computer who lets me know when it doesn’t like what I’m writing or wants to discourage me from writing my article(s). I’ve named the gremlin “Censorship.”
Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.
Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.
Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.
Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)