The media has been strangely silent after a 17-year-old was arrested for shooting nine people Friday at a football game in Mobile, Alabama.
Deangelo Parnell, 17, has been charged with nine counts of attempted murder after turning himself into police on Saturday morning, according to a spokesperson for the Mobile Police Department.
MPD Arrest: 17-year-old Deangelo Parnell was arrested early Saturday morning after being identified as the suspect involved in a shooting that left 10 victims injured at Ladd Stadium on Friday night, August 29, 2019. Parnell is charged with (9 Counts) of Attempted Murder. pic.twitter.com/LomvZczjka
— Mobile Police (@MobileALPolice) August 31, 2019
“This is a cowardly act by an individual who didn’t know how to deal with a situation,” said Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste.
Footage from the stadium shows hundreds of attendees scattering as multiple shots are fired.
Mobile, Alabama Police: At least 10 shot at Ladd Peebles Stadium after HS football game; 2 In custody
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 31, 2019
Users on social media were quick to point out the media’s silence on this attack.
Nothing to see here people. He’s not white 👀
— SteelRain95 (@SteelRain95) August 31, 2019
I’m confused. Why isn’t this all over the MSM outlets? I can’t put my finger on it. What. Could. It. Be?
— PinstripesWS2019 (@titans2019) August 31, 2019
If you allow the left to control the language, they control the narrative
The Left has defined what a mass shooting is. They need to be held to that standard. The Georgia college shooting was also a mass shooting
— Al Q. Holic (@Johnnywhales) August 31, 2019
To be fair, CNN did report it but I had to search for it. It was not on their front page since it doesn't fit their narrative exactly. pic.twitter.com/gntmwHFblQ
— Striker Fett (Ret) (@StrikerFett) August 31, 2019
Never going to be covered by MSM bc he’s black!
— good american girl (@gowdygirl1) August 31, 2019
Not gonna got national media because it doesn’t fit the narrative.
— Kris777 (@KrisOverton) August 31, 2019
— YouKnowMyName (@FlaCracker3) August 31, 2019
It’s also notable that current gun control proposals would not have prevented Parnell from illegally obtaining a firearm.
How did he pass the background check?
Did his parents allow him to buy the gun?
— Wallace (@Steveaaaaa) August 31, 2019
Good thing there was a law in place preventing 17-year-olds from carrying a firearm in public. Laws against such things stop would-be criminals in their tracks. Oh, wait a minute. Sorry . . . my bad.
— Dave Brassonez (@DaveBrassonez) August 31, 2019
Congressional Democrats have vowed to bring forward gun control legislation to the floor when they return from recess in September.
Could the red flag laws used to keep “mentally ill” citizens from attaining firearms be used to deem President Trump unfit to serve under the 25th Amendment?