If you were outraged by the mother’s of criminals being given a platform at the DNC, you weren’t the only one.
On day two of the DNC, the theme appeared to be the embracement of criminality. The mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Sandra Bland were given the platform to speak. Martin and Brown would be alive today if they didn’t physically assault an armed man and police officer, and Sandra Bland committed suicide while in custody.
If there are examples of police brutality to highlight, these aren’t the cases. Two of them are thugs who assaulted others then had people cry police brutality when the police defended themselves. The night, appropriately, was closed out by a speech by Bill Clinton.
You’d think calling out this nonsense would be something worthy of applause, but doing so just cost one man his job.
Via The Blaze
On Wednesday Dallas radio meteorologist Bob Goosmann hopped on Facebook to make his feelings known about the moment.
“As many of you have probably noticed, I’ve stayed away from politics on FB. The DNC parading the mothers of slain thugs around on their stage has me furious,” the Dallas Morning News reported regarding his now-deleted post.
— Shaq (@MizzQT) July 29, 2016
By Friday, KRLD-AM’s chief meteorologist had resigned.
Goosmann offered an explanation in a comment on dallasnews.com, emphasizing he meant no disrespect to the mothers onstage nor to their children.
“I was angry that the DNC used these mothers to garner votes, and that was it,” he wrote.
Regarding his use of the term “thugs,” Goosmann said he wasn’t aware it carried racial overtones for some.
“I thought a thug was just a violent person. The definition of thug does not mention any race,” he noted in his post. “I will say I talked with an African American acquaintance and he told me that he feels like when he hears the word, it is in reference to an African American individual. I had NO IDEA.”
Yes – apparently the word “thug” is now a racist word. Calling two men who assaulted law enforcement officers “thugs” is now racist. Is there anything today that isn’t racist?