The main, overarching tragedy in this story is that a 9-year-old boy is dead, gunned down by Chicago gang members who believed he was a lookout for a rival gang. The secondary tragedy is that the violent death of Antonio Smith, Jr., has been relegated to the back pages of the Chicago Tribune and other mainstream outlets that have carried the story of his murder.
New York’s Daily News reports that the four thugs “were out looking to shoot rival gangsters on Aug. 20 when they encountered” the child playing in a yard near his home.
His passing will go unnoticed by the NAACP and its liberal enablers not because he was black. It’s because his killers were, too.