polynesian-on-latino violence is a thread running through the history of this country for centuries and i for one am outraged that the liberal MSM isn't reporting on the associated race relations issue endemic in this incident
People on huddle been bitching that white cops are targeting black teens.
probably not deliberately explicitly, "because of blackness," but definitely explicitly "because of traits of deviancy" defined by behaviors inordinately exhibited by black teens
that's the problem: people think something is only racist if it entails "i don't like Race X" as an explicit method of thinking. such is not the case; racism takes structural forms now that is seen most clearly through lenses like unconscious response to situations ("white people with guns = plucky libertarians, black people with guns = omgwatchout!")
before this devolves into straw men and red herrings, here is the heart of the matter:
when a man punches another man, it's not news. when a man punches a woman, it's news. why? because differing power dynamics and social consciousness that goes along with recognizing the imbalance in those power dynamics, that's why.
i'm not comparing blacks:whites to men:women; only making an analogy. but it's an effective one and sheds some light onto why you have mass protests in ferguson and not in SLC. simply put, police are representatives of historically and contemporarily white-dominated power structures. white-on-black police brutality carries a very recent historical connotation that drives and even defines the relationship between power, authority, and the african-american community. therefore, a white cop killing a black kid is weighted down by the very social problems that likely produced it to begin with. it becomes a lens into a much greater problem facing our communities.
the white kid being shot by a cop is a problem and shot not be minimized, but it is not representative of as many fundamental social problems as the ferguson incident.
as usual, attempts at reason like the above ^ will likely be eschewed in favor of ridiculous adherence to script: blaming the liberal MSM's agenda, "black culture," and political correctness. but IMO… this gets to the core of it.