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On a night when mothers of black men who died in interactions with the police took to the stage at the Democrat National Convention to honor the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement that claims to speak for black victims of crime, another mother – one who was not invited to Philadelphia – of a young black man killed in by gun violence spoke out on his behalf.

Her son’s name isn’t well known like the name of the thug who grabbed an officer’s gun in Ferguson, Missouri, and President Obama didn’t tell the press that if he had a son, he would have looked like her dead boy.

There are no marches, no signs, no riots, no looting, no arson committed in anger at his death.

Black congressmen have not gone to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for a photo opportunity in the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” pose exposed by the Department of Justice as a fiction that never happened in Ferguson.

But the mother of 21-year-old Garrick Thomas, who was studying to be a nurse when he was shot and killed, isn’t remaining silent about a message she says is hypocritical.

In a press conference at the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Demicha Thomas took aim at the BLM movement.

“I don’t preach “Black Lives Matter,” because to me, black lives only matter to people when law enforcement is involved. It’s not just about law enforcement. All lives matter. It’s a black man who killed my kid. So how can people preach “Black Lives Matter?” I don’t believe that. All lives matter.

And with that simple and profoundly powerful statement, Mrs. Thomas committed the unpardonable sin in the eyes of Democrats.

She not only said the unforgivable – that all lives matter, but she punctured the myth that white law enforcement officers are waking up every morning, putting on the blue and the badge and hunting down young black men out of a racial hatred that is systemic in our justice system.

Garrick’s mother didn’t stop with BLM protesters, she also asked President Obama, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to comment, but there has been no reply.

She says the only help she has had in “seeking justice” has come from the LAPD.

 

 

 

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