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‘Racial justice’ and ‘equity’ equal death in George Floyd country
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‘Racial justice’ and ‘equity’ equal death in George Floyd country

The same judge who sentenced Derek Chauvin to 22 years suspended the sentence of a violent criminal who went on to murder a white female last month.

Suppose the lies and obfuscations surrounding George Floyd’s death in May 2020 were true. Suppose Floyd really did die at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis and not as a result of an overdose of fentanyl and other drugs that led to cardiac arrest. Nevertheless, it is without question the case that for every black suspect killed by a white cop, far more white victims die at the hands of career criminals who happen to be black.

Consider the case of Meredith Martell, stabbed to death in her home last month by Jamel Hill-Moore before a police officer shot and killed him. There will be no marches demanding “justice for Meredith,” nor will there be any political pressure to lock up career criminals like Hill-Moore before they strike again.

But it’s a tragic fact that the same Minnesota judge who sentenced former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to 22 years in prison for Floyd’s death stayed Hill-Moore’s two domestic violence convictions earlier in the summer, leaving him free to butcher Martell.

All in the name of “equity” and “racial justice.”

The overwhelming majority of homicides in America occur at the hands of career criminals who had previously committed violent crimes but received lenient sentences.

That was clearly the case in Lyon County, Minnesota, where a police officer answered a domestic disturbance call on December 17 to discover Hill-Moore on top of Martell, stabbing her repeatedly. The officer first ordered the suspect to drop the knife. Then, he tried to taser the man. Finally, the officer fired two rounds at Hill-Moore, killing him.

During his speech before the National Judicial College, Judge Cahill claimed he barely slept during the Chauvin trial from the stress of the national spotlight. He should be losing sleep over Meredith Martell.

Hill-Moore was a habitual criminal with a penchant for exactly what he allegedly did the night of December 17: domestic battery. It turns out that Hill-Moore was charged first in January 2023 with felony domestic assault in Lyon County. A month later, he was charged with felony counts of domestic assault and violation of a no-contact order in Hennepin County.

Hill-Moore was twice sentenced to 21 months in prison. But in May, Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill stayed the prison sentence and gave Hill-Moore three years’ probation. A month later, Judge Tricia B. Zimmer of Lyon County stayed the other 21-month sentence.

Let there be no doubt: Meredith Martell would be alive today if not for Cahill’s actions.

Cahill is the same judge who presided over Derek Chauvin’s murder trial. He allowed every violation of legal procedure, evidentiary standards, and jury selection to prevail over the objections of the defense.

The judge refused to allow exculpatory evidence showing Floyd died of a drug overdose and did not sustain even minor injuries to his neck. Now, Chauvin has been placed in an Arizona prison where general population criminals had access to him and another prisoner nearly stabbed him to death last year.

This perfect perversion of justice based on racial outcomes is what Cahill calls “racial justice.” During a speech before the National Judicial College in October 2022, Cahill asserted that “every case” should “be about racial justice.”

It is the height of irresponsibility when judges assess criminal cases based on the racial makeup of victims and perpetrators, as opposed to the facts and evidence. But the truth about race and crime perverts justice and obscures reality. The entire George Floyd narrative gave the impression that our justice system allows white-on-black crime — whether police or civilian — to go unpunished and that black criminals are the real victims.

It’s a lie. White police officers are not wantonly murdering blacks. According to Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute, “Black juveniles were shot at 100 times the rate of white juveniles since the George Floyd race riots; blacks between the ages of ten and 24 were killed in gun homicide at 24 times the rate of whites in that age cohort. Those black victims are not being gunned down by America’s alleged white supremacists or by the police; they are being gunned down by other blacks, at rates equally disproportionate to the black population share.”

For every single case of a black victim who was legitimately murdered by a white officer or civilian, there are dozens more instances of a black criminal killing a white victim — as with Hill-Moore and Martell — because the system was too lenient based on the killer’s race.

The numbers speak for themselves. As Mac Donald noted, there are seven times as many black-on-white as white-on-black incidents of interracial non-lethal violence. “In 2021,” she wrote, “87 percent of all non-lethal interracial violent crimes committed between blacks and whites in the U.S. were black-on-white — 480,030 incidents with a black offender and white victim, and 69,850 incidents with a white offender and black victim.”

An obsessive racism that focuses on skin color rather than justice, “equity” over deterring crime, and abolishing police and prisons in lieu of punishing career criminals is most responsible for homicide being the leading cause of death among black males under 45, at least according to the Centers for Disease Control. The homicide rate for black males ages 18 to 34 was 17.7 times higher than the rate among white males the same age. It is this very racially charged justice system that perpetuates the culture of violence that harms people of all races generally, but black Americans especially.

Policing and sentencing will obviously be more proportionally applied where violent crimes occur. The only way to eradicate the disparity of homicide victims is to eradicate “racial justice” that perpetuates an undeterred criminal class in black neighborhoods.

During his racially tinged speech before the National Judicial College, Judge Cahill claimed he barely slept during the Chauvin trial from the stress of the national spotlight. He should be losing sleep over Meredith Martell and what happens when he faces a divine judge who knows only justice, not racial perversion.

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Daniel Horowitz

Daniel Horowitz

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Daniel Horowitz is the host of “Conservative Review with Daniel Horowitz” and a senior editor for Blaze News.
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