The "Black Lives Matter" hysteria has a script.
Cop-haters, criminals and leftists protest about the death/injury of a criminal.
The police are slandered and property is destroyed.
Cops may be killed.
Nothing good will happen.
What was new about the 2014 Ferguson riots was that
US President supported the protesters and rioters against the police.
Thug robs a shop, threatens shop owner.
Could have escaped if he didn't act aggressively with a cop soon after.
Assaults cop, tries to grab his gun, gets shot.
Keeps charging at the cop. Gets shot dead.
Not very controversial, you would think.
If the cop and robber were white, it would never have made the news.
But the cop was white and the robber black, so a certain sort of person went insane.
Ferguson riots, Aug-Nov 2014.
Thug-lovers and cop-haters riot and burn businesses in Ferguson, and protest in other cities.
We've seen this story before. But here's what's different:
The US President
encourages the anger and rioting
instead of siding with the police.
He says it is "understandable"
that people are "deeply disappointed, even angry"
that the cop was not charged.
He links the incident to
"the legacy of racial discrimination in this country",
despite the fact there is zero evidence the cop was a racist.
Obama is just disgusting.
If I was a cop I would be furious with him.
The Missouri State Governor
encourages the anger and rioting
instead of siding with the police.
He is angry that the video of Brown robbing the store was released.
He says that
"to attempt in essence to disparage the character [of Brown] in the middle of a process like this is not right".
Why not side with the hard-working, tax-paying store owner
and with the police who risk their lives to protect everyone?
Blood on Obama's hands:
The shooting of Michael Brown in Aug 2014
and the death of Eric Garner
in July 2014
caused a hysteria about "racist cops",
fuelled by President Obama,
which led inevitably to dead cops.
Salon, 25 Nov 2014, describes it as "sick" that anyone would support the cop in the Michael Brown case.
In reality, Salon is sick.
Encouraging criminal mobs instead of standing with the police.
The legacy of any period of cop-bashing is going to be cops more afraid to take action.
This is not necessarily good for law-abiding people.
The legacy of the Ferguson riots
and Black Lives Matter
and Obama's passive-aggressive support of them
Cops fearful of taking action.
Killers freer on the streets.
Increased murder rate.
More dead people - mainly dead blacks.
This was all predictable.
And was in fact predicted by many conservatives.
The "Ferguson Effect", Jan 2016.
"Nationally, murders jumped by 6.2 percent in the first half of 2015.
... if the number holds for the full year, it would represent the largest single-year increase in 25 years.
Murders in the nation's 50 largest cities rose by almost 17 percent."
The Cost of Radical Police 'Reform' Is Blood on Chicago's Streets, April 2016.
Chicago's murder rate is up by 84 percent.
"Rogue police officers must be prosecuted, but we are increasingly demanding the impossible from law enforcement
- that they maintain order in the streets in a manner that looks great on camera and breaks down neatly along demographic lines."
More dead blacks.
Well done, Obama.
After some more controversial police actions in 2016, street agitator President Obama again stokes things up, rather than calms people down:
Obama: All Americans should be troubled by recent police shootings, 7 July 2016.
He attacks the police:
"These are not isolated incidents. They're symptomatic of a broader set of racial disparities that exist in our criminal justice system."
Study of BLM protests 2014-2019. Report in Apr 2021.
Places that had BLM protests in 2014-2019
had a 10 percent increase in murders.
That means there were somewhere between 1,000 and 6,000 more homicides
than would have been expected if places with protests were on the same trend as places that did not have protests.
White cops are not the main killers of blacks in the Ferguson area.
Floyd was another useless criminal who dug his own grave.
black career criminal (armed robber),
was stopped by police after using forged money while high on drugs.
He physically resisted arrest and was held to the ground where he died.
He may have died from a combination of
the drugs he was high on
(fentanyl and methamphetamine)
and being a middle-aged (age 46) man physically fighting with police
when in poor health with heart disease.
of the arrest
shows he is high on drugs:
"You got foam around your mouth".
He is incoherent and resists arrest.
He says "I can't breathe"
before anyone knelt on him.
The bodycam video:
See full bodycam video
of the arrest.
First half shows view from one cop.
Switches at 30:45 to view from second cop.
The bodycam video shows the unending stream of bullshit and gibberish from George Floyd
from the moment he sees the police.
His bullshit never stops.
It is no wonder they did not listen to his "I can't breathe" after 10 minutes of relentless bullshit and gibberish.
While resisting arrest he yells "I'm not that kind of guy!"
Forgetting that he served 5 years in prison for armed robbery.
Prosecution of the cops:
Did the cops mean to kill him? Of course not.
But were they negligent? Maybe so.
One white cop,
a 20 year veteran decorated for bravery,
was tried and convicted of murder.
That seems very harsh to me, though manslaughter might be reasonable.
If the cop was black and the suspect white, he would never have got a murder charge.
Chauvin got 22 years in prison,
which seems insanely high.
There is no evidence he wanted to kill Floyd.
This seems like a political trial.
The other cops (a black, a white and an Asian)
were charged with aiding and abetting murder.
The bigger story of George Floyd is not the incident
but how insane much of America went afterwards.
The 2007 home invasion.
More on his criminal record at the left-wing site
Snopes, being partisan leftists,
try to put a positive spin on his life of crime.
But in between all the spin you can read the facts about his life.
Irish state TV RTE
describes the armed home invader as a "gentle giant", 20 Apr 2021.
"George Floyd Remembered As "Gentle Giant" By Victim Of Home Invasion".
A similar case a few months later.
Cops called on black criminal
by his ex, who says he sexually assaulted her and robbed her.
He resists arrest.
Wrestles with police.
Gets one in a headlock.
Walks away from tasering.
Gets a knife out
and is trying to get in a car with his kids while his ex screams at cops to stop him.
Followed by cops telling him to drop the knife, he reaches into car, as if for some hidden object.
Police shoot him.
Cops did their job. And yet the same old story: Politicians and media attack the cops as criminals.
And another outbreak of
riots, arson and looting
by thugs, terrorists and criminals.
The complaint is by his ex, the mother of his children.
She alleges that in May 2020,
she woke to find him in her bedroom saying "I want my shit".
She says he
sexually assaulted her,
stole her car and debit card, which he used.
She called the cops.
She again called the cops when he turned up on the day he was shot.
What a hero you have chosen to stand up for.
White leftists burn down black-owned businesses and black neighbourhoods.
Well done leftists. You're "helping".
The Democrats basically encouraged the riots all summer.
They said the rioters' anger was justified, the protests were "mostly" peaceful, the police were at fault, and so on.
The Democrats' behaviour was disgraceful.
Here is Michelle Obama, Oct 2020, pretending everything we saw this summer did not happen and talking about it is wacist.
Someone changed the background to show the real summer rather than the summer she is talking about.
Another version here.
Black Lives Matter is a Marxist organisation with Marxist ideas:
Black Lives Matter UK
say they want to "dismantle capitalism" and want "strategies for the abolition of police".
They say it themselves.
Why would anyone who is not a communist support BLM?
"We are however, all anti-capitalists, and are committed to dismantle class as well as gender and racial domination."
BLM UK hates Israel:
"we stand with Palestinian civil society in calling for targeted sanctions in line with international law against Israel's colonial, apartheid regime."
BLM USA attacks the traditional family:
"We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and 'villages' that collectively care
for one another".
After criticism they deleted this bit.
Best not to reveal all your cards too early.
We should expect a big rise
in murder and other crimes as a result of the Floyd hysteria and riots, distrust of and defunding of police,
and police afraid of not being supported in their actions.
And indeed that is what happened.
"It is now known that the American murder rate increased sharply following the George Floyd protests, with an extra 3,000 homicides associated with the June 2020 protests, on top of the several thousand already linked with BLM and its influence."
"Urban America is incredibly violent by the standards of the developed world, and any reduction in policing is going to have extreme and terrible consequences, almost all of which will disproportionately fall on the poor and black people."
"Few political movements in recent years have been more closely associated with such catastrophic consequences for those it claims to represent as BLM."
A brutal headline. But it's true. It is completely true. And we should care.
As sure as night follows day, the crap ideas of 2020 led to
this. "more than 19,000 people died in shootings or firearm-related incidents in 2020, the highest figure in over two decades."
Well done everybody.
There is no racial problem in US policing. It is just a myth.
This thread lays out the basic facts:
The number of deaths are small.
Police officers in the USA have 375 million annual contacts with civilians.
The police fatally shot 9 unarmed blacks and 19 unarmed whites in 2019.
The 9 unarmed blacks represent 0.1% of the 7,407 black murder victims in 2019.
points out those stats are for fatally shot, not all fatalities.
A site called
Mapping Police Violence
claims 28 unarmed blacks and 51 unarmed whites died at the hands of police in 2019.
It includes officers who are off duty.
Blacks killing police is a much bigger problem than vice versa.
A police officer is 18 times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male is to be killed by a police officer.
Are blacks disproportionally represented in the small number of police shootings?
No. Blacks are responsible for 53% of homicides and 60% of robberies.
Blacks are about 25% of those killed by cops.
Why the difference?
Are white cops bad? Again no.
Studies show white police officers are less likely than black or Hispanic officers to shoot unarmed black suspects.
Every part of the "Black Lives Matter" story is bullshit. It is a myth.
A myth that fuels anger and lynch mobs and riots.
81 percent of black Americans want the police to spend "the same amount of time" or "more time" in their area.
Bizarre, if the BLM narrative is true.
61 percent of black Americans are "somewhat confident" or "very confident"
that in an interaction with police they would treat them with courtesy and respect.
Yes the numbers are much lower than for whites.
But still, this hardly supports the BLM narrative.
The big question:
Why were none of these stories in the US national media
or in the international media?
Why were they not covered by the media?
Why were there no protests?
Answer that, and you understand this entire issue.
American cops are racist and sexist.
Until men are killed at the same rate as women, and until whites are killed at the same rate as Asians, the cops have not reformed.
Stats from here.
The BLM madness explained in one chart.
The BLM hysteria happens because Americans do not have a clue about police violence.
54 percent of "very liberal" Americans think that the police kill about 1,000 (or more) unarmed black men per year.
Even 26 percent of "moderate" Americans and 20 percent of "very conservative" Americans agree.
The correct answer is 27 unarmed black men.
And this is how policy is made, not just in America but around the world. Based on lies and myths.
From Skeptic Research Center.
Leftists think the US is a racist country by global standards.
Conservatives are the reality-based or science-based community. Leftists live in a world of fantasy and myth. On this issue at least.
Anyone who answered purple should try to get educated about life in countries outside the West.
This is what brave police have to face everywhere, but especially in a country with guns.
Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer is killed, June 2020.
Suspect in a routine traffic stop whines about his "rights" and refuses to get out of the car.
His endless whining and non-cooperation seems just irritating but not a threat.
Then he suddenly pulls a gun and shoots one cop dead and critically injures the other cop.
These are the kind of split second decisions cops must make as they try to figure out
whether they are about to be killed or not.
See another example from a
Pennsylvania traffic stop in 2018.
Blocked on Twitter by the regressive left and Islamists:
I love debate.
I love ideas.
But the Western left
and their friends the Islamic right
do not return the favour.
Their response to opposing ideas, whether expressed politely or robustly, is often to block.
See Who blocks me on Twitter.
I will debate almost anyone.
Stick to ideas and I will debate you.
But I do have rules.
See Who I block on Twitter.
Twitter is broken, 2016 on:
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Twitter was a great place for debate before 2016.
You could meet everyone in the world, and argue about ideas.
Starting in 2016,
Twitter became increasingly broken.
It became full of reporting and bans and censorship.
In 2019, Twitter even started
for no reason that was ever explained, or could be appealed.
promised to end the censorship.
But it looks like a false dawn.
One day, we will have a better place to gather.