This story started breaking yesterday:
Gunmen opened fire on dozens of people marching in a neighborhood Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans on Sunday, wounding at least 19 people, police said.
The FBI said that the shooting appeared to be “street violence” and wasn’t linked to terrorism.
Many of the victims were grazed and most of the wounds weren’t life-threatening, according to a police news release. No deaths were reported.
The victims included 10 men, seven women, a boy and a girl. The children, both 10 years old, were grazed and in good condition. Police said at least two people were in surgery Sunday night.
Mary Beth Romig, a spokeswoman for the FBI in New Orleans, said federal investigators have no indication that the shooting was an act of terrorism.
“It’s strictly an act of street violence in New Orleans,” she said.
Piers Morgan excitedly tweeted the news. The usual gun control fanatics got wood. Then they found out it was just street violence in a bad neighborhood and the suspects were dark skinned so they lost interest.
Why is urban violence and black-on-black crime taboo to talk about? Why is the killing of a young black man by a “white Hispanic” national news?