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The shooting death of a young black man like Michael Brown is an American tragedy. Unfortunately, it happens all too often.

Too many unarmed citizens of all races are being killed each year by our cops. No one knows for sure how many. But in a handful of highly publicized cases, it’s a white cop killing an unarmed black man without justification.


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Maybe that’s what happened to Brown, maybe not. We’ll see.

Meanwhile, while the national media herd waits for all the facts about Brown’s death, they might want to spend some quality time in Chicago.

Last year, 500 murders were committed there. As in most inner cities, most of the victims and the perpetrators were young black men engaged in gang warfare.

Chicago’s permanent murder spree is not as sensational or as racially charged as a white cop killing an unarmed black teen. But its causes and cures could use a lot more media attention.


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