Couldn’t agree more. The situation in Chicago doesn’t get any attention because the Dems have run it for years. The African American community has Jesse Jackson and Louis Farrakan running their race baiting businesses out of there. While the civil rights leaders walk around in $1,000 suits, the young black men that they use as tool for publicity continue to suffer and struggle and die. So it’s hands off for the media.
Your last point is right on. The militarization of the police did not get big play until they got roughed up. Let’s face it no one trust the media anymore, so they get little sympathy for the Right or the Left when they get pushed around.