At approximately nine o’clock on Wednesday morning, 37-year-old Radee Labeeb Prince entered a business in Edgewood, Maryland, and opened fire. He shot five people, critically wounding two and killing three others. However, there’s one thing the media doesn’t want you to know about the suspect.
According to Fox News, Radee Labeeb Prince opened fire on his co-workers at Advance Granite Solutions, the home improvement company where he was employed as a machine operator. From there, Prince fled to Delaware, where he shot a man at a car dealership. That victim is expected to live. Prince has been arrested 42 times in Delaware. He has 15 felony convictions and 4 more misdemeanor convictions.
A mass shooting is defined as a single event perpetrated by a lone gunman with three or more fatalities, not including the shooter. Prince’s violent rampage certainly qualifies as a mass shooting. Yet, the media and the left aren’t exploiting it as they usually do in an effort to push gun control. In fact, the mass shooting in Maryland yesterday isn’t being reported hardly at all. Instead, all anyone can seemingly talk about is President Donald Trump’s conversation with the widow of a Special Forces soldier killed in Niger earlier this month. It seems beyond just a bit odd that this would be generating so much press and a mass shooting not.
However, a few fast facts about the shooting bring into perspective exactly why the media doesn’t want you to know about it. As Downtrend pointed out, there are three reasons the media has been mum about this mass shooting in Maryland:
- It proves that gun control doesn’t work.
- Liberals want to make it illegal for employers to ask applicants if they’ve ever been convicted of a crime. This is what happens when a company unknowingly hires a career felon.
- The suspect is black.
In the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 1, liberals are still hard at work pushing for stricter gun control measures. However, the mass shooting in Maryland on Wednesday proves unequivocally that gun control simply does not work. A man with 15 felony convictions was able to get his hands on a firearm. Was it legal? Of course not. However, making something illegal does not magically prevent access to it. If a criminal wants a gun, he’s going to get it one way or another. The only thing gun control will ensure is that his law-abiding victims have no way to defend themselves.
Furthermore, this is a prime example of why “ban the box” legislation is a terrible idea. Democrats want to make it illegal for companies to ask job applicants to check a box indicating whether they have been convicted of a crime in the past. This is discriminatory, claims the left. However, if Prince’s employer had known that he had been convicted of 19 crimes, there’s no way they ever would have hired him. This tragedy could have been avoided, and other tragedies might be, as well, but not if we “ban the box.”
Perhaps the number one reason that the media has refused to report on this important story, though, is because Prince happens to be black. If there’s one thing the press doesn’t want, it’s the public thinking that black men are violent. Blacks make up only 13 percent of the population in the U.S., yet they are responsible for the vast majority of violent crime. According to the media, however, you’re a racist for bringing up such facts.
The motives of the media are seriously concerning. If an incident doesn’t back their narrative, you’ll likely never hear about it. Does the fact that a crime flies in the face of partisan issues make it any less relevant? Certainly not. Still, we cannot count on the press to do its job these days. Please share this story, since the media refuses to report it.