A 12-year-old boy was shot and killed by Philadelphia police nearly two weeks ago.
Did this make your nightly news? Did basketball teams boycott their games? Was there performative outrage across the country accompanied by violent riots?
Local reports explain Thomas Siderio Jr. was fleeing police when he was shot in the back. It is undetermined whether Siderio was armed.
Siderio is white, like most Americans shot by police, by the way, so he will not be revered like other victims of police shootings.
Folks like Siderio are killed by police at nearly double the rate each year as black people.
Dead Caucasians, however, do not score political points for perpetually angry left-wing bigots. The activists and media usually ignore their deaths because facts interrupt the outrage machine’s Big Lie that police are “systemically racist.”
— Ari Kaufman in Philadelphia Child Shot, National Media Silent For Specific Reason