Similar observations were made by Barack Obama at the NAACP convention last month and again this past week in reference to the Genarlow Wilson situation. Obama noted the different rules of justice and punishment for white and Black people by saying,
"How is it Scooter Libby isn't behind bars and we've got a young man in jail right now sentenced to 10 years for something that isn't even a felony?"It is a good thing whenever a celebrity uses his/her status to shine the light on injustice.
The time has come for the Electronic Village to join other Black bloggers in The AfroSpear to speak out on the lack of media attention paid to the Dunbar Village gang rape in West Palm Beach, FL. A few dogs are endangered and every federal agency in law enforcement gets involved in effort to indict a quarterback. Ten criminals rape and beat a mother and her child in West Palm Beach ... and nothing appears to be happening. Seven of the criminals are still at large. The community is still victimized by these seven thugs.
Perhaps it is time for Barack Obama, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and others to shine their light on the travesty of justice that continues to occur for people of African descent in the Dunbar Village projects.
I encourage all 'villagers' to get up to speed on this situation. What About Our Daughters is the best source of information that I have seen online. In fact, the blogger who runs WAOD was on National Public Radio earlier this week to share her outrage over the apparent indifference of our leaders about this matter.