Three Dead and 29 Injured in Two Mass Shootings Where the Police Aren't Talking and the Media Aren't Curious

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On the night of “Juneteenth,” which is sort of becoming the American equivalent of Cinco de Mayo in terms of a celebration in which 90+% of participants can’t tell you what they are celebrating, a mass shooting took place in Willowbrook, IL, left one man dead and no less than 22 people injured. The shooting took place outdoors at a strip mall around 12:30 a.m. Police are looking for numerous suspects, but two weeks after the shooting, no arrest has been made.

On June 6, 18-year-old Shawn Jackson and his step-father Renzo Smith were gunned down by 19-year-old Amari Pollard outside the venue for Richmond, VA’s Huguenot High School graduation. In addition to the two dead, seven were wounded. Four firearms were recovered. One belonged to the shooter and another to an unidentified person not involved in the fracas. Adding to the mystery of two unaccounted-for guns, Pollard has only been charged in the two deaths, raising the question of who shot the other seven people.

What do these incidents have in common? They are mass shootings where the investigations have stalled, and the media has stopped asking questions.

I’ve written on this topic twice before. In April, see Five Killed in Texas Shooting, Police Are Searching for the Shooter, and the Gun Grabbers for a Reason to Look Away; I posted on mass shootings in Cleveland, TX, Jasper, TX, and Dadeville, AL. At about the same time, I posted on the unresolved questions about the mass shooting at a Louisville, KY, bank, see The Media Will Forget the Louisville Shooting Because It Doesn’t Support the Gun Control Narrative.

In the case of Cleveland, TX, an illegal immigrant gunned down four adults and a child, also illegal immigrants, because someone had complained to the police about him discharging a modern sporting rifle in a residential area. In Jasper, TX, nine teenagers were wounded at an “after prom” party, and four suspects have been arrested. The Dadeville, AL, shooting left three dead and 32 wounded or injured at a “sweet 16” party. Police recovered 89 cartridges from six different weapons. Six men, all older than “sweet 16,” have been charged.

In Louisville, an anti-gun progressive shot down five colleagues (The Media Will Forget the Louisville Shooting Because It Doesn’t Support the Gun Control Narrative). Eventually, murderous Nashville transman Audrey Hale was declared the real victim despite the six bodies left on the floor (see Mainstream Media Finds the ‘Real’ Victims of Nashville Mass Shooting in Predictable Turn).

Just like the shootings I cataloged a couple of months ago, no one is interested in investigating the Willowbrook shooting or getting to the bottom of the Huguenot shooting, where there were initial stories that the victims were armed and fired some of the shots.

This is why I don’t take the policy proposals of gun-grabbers as anything but what they are — a way to steal firearms from law-abiding people. This is why I know the gun control people are deeply dishonest about having any desire to reduce “gun violence.” What they want is a high level of gun violence to bolster their case and a small number of killers who follow a prescribed narrative, even if that requires labeling a Hispanic man as a “white supremacist,” see Washington Post Rushes to Call Texas Mall Shooter a White Supremacist, Shoots Itself in the Foot.

If we enter into negotiations with these people over our right to own and carry firearms, we deserve any and every bad thing that comes from that blunder.


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