Mass Stabbing of Hispanics Triggers…No One [OPINION]
Just days after the mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso, there has been a mass stabbing of Hispanics in Southern California that has triggered absolutely no one.
An unidentified 33-year-old man armed with machete knives attacked and killed four Hispanics and wounded two others in random attacks last night in separate locations between Garden Grove and Santa Ana, which are less than10 miles apart. Local police told reporters the man was "full of anger." Ya think?
The only motives in the stabbing spree appear to be "robbery, hate, homicide," Garden Grove Police Lt. Carl Whitney said in a news conference.
Why is this not front-page news? Why are the cable news networks not all over this? As I look at the monitor on my desk, Fox News is live at the Wisconsin State Fair talking to a cow. Where is the commercial-free live coverage from the stabbings?
Is this story less newsworthy because it did not involve a gun? Why does liberal California not have knife control laws anyway? When Hispanics were gunned down in El Paso, we were told it was Trump's fault. We were called racists and white supremacists. Where is the rage?
Certainly, if Trump was responsible for the deaths of Hispanics in El Paso, he must be responsible for the deaths of Hispanics in Southern California too, no? Kamala? Cory? Liz? Bernie? Joe? No?
Could it be that the press is downplaying this mass murder spree because it happened in Democrat-controlled California, which is a sanctuary state? And why don't we know the identity or background of the stabber who was taken into custody without incident?
I guess the lesson to be learned here is that not all Hispanic lives matter equally. Those lives–or deaths–that can be exploited for political purposes seem to be far more significant than those that cannot.
Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.