A 9-year-old African-American girl is killed by a stray bullet while she is at home, guilty of nothing more than living in a crime-infested, inner-city neighborhood that used to be called a ghetto.
Mansur Ball-Bey, an 18-year-old black man, is shot in the back by St. Louis police officers during a drug raid.
Crowds fill the streets of Ferguson, Mo., to protest the shooting of the man outside a drug den. No one raises a voice in outrage against the senseless murder of a child. What sense is there in this?