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Deserves its own thread imo. They’ll be plenty of follow up articles - they’ll be prominent for the foreseeable future.

I’ll start with this:

https://thefederalist.com/2020/07/14/black-lives-matter-is-not-a-peaceful-protest-group/

Black Lives Matter Is Not A Peaceful Protest Group

Since the killing of George Floyd at the knees of Minneapolis police, Black Lives Matter have exposed its true colors as a violent anarchic movement.

Tristan Justice
Wisconsin police say a Mexican man intentionally drove his truck into a motorcyclist earlier this month for the sole purpose of killing a white person.

According to the criminal complaint reviewed by local Green Bay outlet NBC26 charging Daniel Navarro with a hate crime, “Navarro stated that if Trump and white people are going to create a world like we are living in then he has no choice and people are going to have to die.”

Police say the victim, Philip Thiessen, 55, a former Marine, police officer, special agent, and regular volunteer at a local food pantry, died on the scene.

According to the criminal complaint, Navarro deliberately ran his truck into a motorcyclist as opposed to a car because “he wanted the person to die and not be paralyzed.” The complaint also says Navarro perceived Harley culture as brimming with white supremacists.

Further south in Indianapolis, the downtown canal saw its second homicide within a week after an argument broke out. One group offended over the term “all lives matter” shot and killed the mother of a 3-year-old on Sunday.

In Detroit, new Black Lives Matter protests erupted last week demanding “justice” and taking action against local law enforcement that shot and killed a black man who had opened fire on officers first at point-blank.

“Justice for Hakim Littleton! Fire and jail the killer cop!” shouted hundreds of demonstrators outside the 12th precinct headquarters for police, according to the Detroit News.

It doesn’t seem to matter that bodycam footage showed Littleton first firing at police arresting an associate, because in the eyes of the restless mob under the banner of Black Lives Matter, police are public enemy number one.

Black Lives Matter is not a peaceful protest group. It is a cultural revolutionary Marxist mob pursuing the total transformation of modern society under the new woke world order. In reality, Black Lives Matter don’t actually care about black lives, otherwise there would be more outrage over recent spikes in community violence leaving more black people dead rather than chasing an anarchic quest to “defund police” that will demoralize law enforcement and increase homicides.

“We’re protesting for months, for weeks, saying ‘black lives matter,'” said John Ayala, who lost his granddaughter to a shooting in Washington D.C. “Black lives matter, it seems like, only when a police officer shoots a black person. What about all the black-on-black crime that’s happening in the community?”

Since the killing of George Floyd at the knees of Minneapolis police, Black Lives Matter have exposed its true colors as an anarchic movement terrorizing the nation. Within the last three months, mob rioters have burned down minority businesses, destroyed minority neighborhoods, killed a black police chief, desecrated civil rights monuments, launched deadly occupations of downtown centers, and set fire to churches.

“You ain’t seen nothing yet,” said an Atlanta resident said after a murder near his own home, where Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has declared a state of emergency and called up the National Guard to address an epidemic of violence.

While merely exacerbated in the apocalyptical year of 2020, Black Lives Matter has always been violent. Its leaders knew it. Activists knew it. Politicians knew it. And the media knew it, but legacy media wouldn’t dare report it. To the contrary, the media will literally stand in front of a burning police precinct and characterize the demonstrators as “mostly a protest.”

At least he qualified with “mostly.”

While exhaustively rushing to cover protests as peaceful demonstrations of the oppressed courageously standing up to political power which just happen to sometimes result in the combustion of buildings, the disappearance of items from small businesses, and shooting of police, the media was rushing to condemn any who exposed their malicious lies with ill-fated attempts at de-platforming opponents.

Just a few weeks prior to Floyd’s death, after which it would celebrate the protests, corporate media was raising hysteria over lockdown demonstrations calling Americans who protested for their freedoms reckless, suicidal, selfish, racist because they could spread the virus to black people, undeserving of medical attention, irresponsibly spreading the virus, and dangerous.

The coverage of the “social justice” riots also mark a stark contrast from the way Tea Party protests were depicted by Democrats and the media nearly a decade ago.

In 2011, former Vice President Joe Biden said Americans protesting the nation’s troubling high deficit were “acting like terrorists,” and the coverage of Tea Party demonstrations were so mischaracterized a year earlier that Breitbart founder, Andrew Breitbart offered a $10,000 reward to anyone who could prove demonstrators had shouted the N-word at the Congressional Black Caucus.

One can easily imagine what the media coverage ought to look like if the Tea Party engaged in the kind of widespread destruction left behind by Black Lives Matter. It’s all proof that America’s corporate media does not report, it attempts to manipulate the public for dangerous partisan gain.

Tristan Justice is a staff writer at The Federalist focusing on the 2020 presidential campaigns. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at Tristan@thefederalist.com.
 

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I was gonna start a thread about this yesterday as it is vitally important but got distracted.

So, thank you. :party:
 

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BLM = funded Marxist hate group. Soros. Mostly Jesuits.

Just as bad as the PantiFa (which are actually, fascist/communist). Both hate groups are funded by the same subhumans/groups.

Not a rant, just a fact.

I don't agree with all of the propaganda storylines in the OP article, but, I do agree with the overall narrative, which = BLM is NOT pro-African-American. It's pretty much just a loose cannonball to the "white" American middle class.

...Even though Soros (Ashkenazi Jew/white) and the Jesuits (identifiable mostly as whites) are the same. Interesting? YUP!
 

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"No lives matter until Black Lives Matter."

Saw this "bumper sticker" thingie on TV this morning forget where.

But A Smarmy answer to the great RACIST meme "all Lives matter".

I've always been (or tried my best to be in hard times) a glass is half full guy.

Can't abandon that completely, so I remain a glass is one eighth full guy.


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I’m putting this here because it’s Defund the Police, a staple of BLM.

https://thefederalist.com/2020/07/1...as-increased-gun-sales-and-support-for-trump/

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‘Defund The Police’ Has Increased Gun Sales And Support For Trump

Once a fringe idea, 'Defund the Police' is now a 'mainstream' policy position many leftist politicians have endorsed since the death of George Floyd. But it's backfiring.
By Helen Raleigh
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) wants to take federal funds away from any police department that has violated the civil rights of the citizens they serve. The Minneapolis City Council agreed with calls from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) to disband the city’s police department and unanimously passed a resolution to replace the police with a “community-led public safety system.” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti seeks to cut $150 million from the police budget. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he would slash the city’s police department budget too.

Despite all these actions, some leftists are engaging in word gymnastics by stating that “defund” really means reform. Yet, in a New York Times op-ed titled “Yes, We Mean Literally Abolish the Police,” Mariame Kaba — an activist and an anti-crime organizer — clarified for Americans what “Defund the Police” means.


Kaba writes, “We don’t want to just close police departments. We want to make them obsolete.” She criticized a police reform bill put forth by Democrats as something that was tried and failed in the past. She concluded the police couldn’t be reformed because they are always racist, violent, and “don’t catch the bad guys.”

She states, “The surest way of reducing police violence is to reduce the power of the police, by cutting budgets and the number of officers in half” as an immediate step. But don’t confuse that with her ultimate goal: “We don’t want to just close police departments. We want to make them obsolete.”

Without the police, what should the community do to protect themselves against criminals? Kaba suggested using “community care workers” to address mental health issues and “restorative-justice models” instead of “throwing people in prison.”

Thanks to Kaba’s clarification, it seems even many of the leftist readers of The New York Times reject the call to “defund the police” once they grasp its true meaning. One comment at NYTimes.com that accrued more than 2,600 “likes” said: “This is a fantasy. You can fund all the social programs you want, you won’t eliminate crime or disorder. I appreciate law and order.”


Another one with more than 1,300 “likes” wrote: “This is a non-starter for me. Serious reform is needed. But you might as well call for abolishing hospitals or grocery stores.” A man who says he lived in the Bronx during the 1970s exclaimed he knew from firsthand experience that abolishing police is “a terrible idea.”

These readers who disagree with Kaba are not in the minority. An ABC News/Ipsos poll finds 64 percent of Americans oppose the “defund the police” movement and reject many of its goals, such as reallocating police department funding to mental health, housing, and education programs. Even 43 percent of Democrats oppose both defunding the police and reallocating funding to other causes. The poll reveals that the majority of Americans do believe that police keep them safe and a society without police is unthinkable and dangerous.

Americans Realize How Much We Need Good Police
The recent weeks of unrest across America have only served to reinforce the idea that policing is needed to maintain law and order. Americans saw that when police pull back, a movement that started with a legitimate grievance was quickly hijacked by criminals who are bent on destroying the communities and livelihoods of black and Caucasian Americans alike.

Burning down black-owned businesses, looting Louis Vuitton stores, and killing black police officers had nothing to do with finding justice for George Floyd. The combination of the pandemic, the riots, and now the calls for defunding the police have convinced many Americans that they need to become gun owners so they can protect themselves, their families, and their communities.


USA Today reports that Americans are loading up on guns and ammo in the wake of the riots. Firearm sales went up 78 percent in the last week of May, compared to the same time in 2019. The online ammunition website Ammo.com saw a 602 percent increase in revenue since the pandemic.

The International Firearm Specialist Academy website saw a 50 percent rise in first-time gun owners taking online training classes. The FBI reported more than 3 million background checks in May, the highest for on record for that month. Gun and ammo manufacturers and retail shops expect sales to remain strong in June too.

Gun restriction has long been a top issue in the Democratic Party’s platform. During the Democrat presidential primary race, all candidates advocated for strict gun laws including universal background checks and the banning of assault weapons. The recent surge of firearm sales presents Democrats a dilemma: they can’t call for defunding the police and gun control at the same time. Democrats have to choose one.

If they keep supporting the “defund the police” movement, Democrats will lose on the gun control issue because when Americans hear “defunding the police,” they hear government giving up enforcing laws and protecting law-abiding citizens. They envision a lawless world where no one will help them when criminals rob their houses or attempt to rape women.


Americans don’t need any data (although there is plenty) to tell them that when police retreat, crime spikes. As long as there is a persistent call for defunding the police, Americans will take matters into their own hands by becoming gun owners and Democrats will fail to win hearts and minds on the gun control issue.

Voters Will Turn to Trump For Law and Order
The “Defund the Police” movement has not only turned more Americans into gun owners and supporters for the Second Amendment, but may prove to be a boon for President Trump’s reelection campaign. Since downtown Oakland saw some of the worst riots and looting in the nation, I recently checked in with a friend who lives there to make sure she and her family are safe.

Like me, she’s an immigrant from China and experienced Chairman Mao Zedong’s “Cultural Revolution” when growing up. Unlike me, she has supported Democrats for years. She loathes everything Trump stands for, from his immigration rhetoric to positions on foreign policy. For the sake of our friendship, we typically avoid discussing domestic politics as well.

This time, however, she went straight to domestic politics. She told me she and her family were safe but the riots and looting in downtown Oakland were terrifying. She was heartbroken to see so many immigrant-owned “mom and pop” stores ransacked or even burned to the ground.

She conveyed that while she wanted to see justice for Floyd, night after night of destruction and lawlessness were just “too much.” They reminded her of China’s “Cultural Revolution” from 1966-1976. She told me: “I didn’t come all this way to America to re-live a ‘Cultural Revolution’ in 2020.” Then she said something I would never have thought she’d say before: “Trump is right. We need law and order.”

She’s not the only longtime Democrat who is deeply troubled by the call to get rid of the police. Bill Maher, the host of “Real Time,” also blasted Democrats for their call to “defend the police.” “That’s so ‘Democrats’ for you,” said Maher, “You know, they must have meetings to be this f—ing stupid about politics. ‘Hey guys, we’re making some headway here, how could we turn this into something that makes people have to vote for Trump?’”

There is probably a silent majority of level-headed Americans, who, like my friend, are sick to their stomach to see the injustice and brutality that Floyd suffered. They demand justice for Floyd and serious reform for our nation’s police force.

What’s equally important to this silent majority, however, is that they don’t want to continue to experience constant chaos, lawlessness, and destruction. Many probably are troubled by some of the president’s tweets and disagree with him on a number of issues. But if the choice this November is between “Defund the Police” and “Law and Order,” many will hold their nose and vote for Trump.

Helen Raleigh is a senior contributor to The Federalist. An immigrant from China, she is the owner of Red Meadow Advisors, LLC, and an immigration policy fellow at the Centennial Institute in Colorado. She is the author of several books, including "Confucius Never Said" and "The Broken Welcome Mat." Follow Helen on Twitter @HRaleighspeaks, or check out her website: helenraleighspeaks
 

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When it comes to Black Lives Matter, I believe that their cause, their complaint, is just, and I support the cause 100%.

I oppose the organization for a variety of reasons, but primarily because they are Marxists.

Marxism is not the solution, it's just replacing one problem with an even bigger, universal problem. Giving them what they want would be like curing poison ivy by cutting off your arm.
 

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This is as good a place as any to put this.

In Wake Of Continued Gun Violence, Prominent Members Of Black Community Call On NYPD To Bring Back Anti-Crime Unit

July 13, 2020 at 9:15 pm

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — After another tragic weekend of gun violence, including the death of a 1-year-old, two members of the Black community called on the NYPD to bring back the recently disbanded Anti-Crime Unit to help get guns off the street.

CBS2 political reporter Marcia Kramer has more on the story.

It was a dramatic moment — Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams holding up a pair of baby shoes Monday after a 1-year-old became the latest victim of gun violence, caught in the crossfire at a family barbecue just hours before.

“Babies are not supposed to be wearing these in a coffin,” Adams said.

Adams, a former cop, became the second member of the African-American community to call on the NYPD to stop the violence by re-instituting the Anti-Crime Unit — undercover cops whose job was to get guns off the street. The unit was disbanded during the anti-cop protest that shook the city.

“I think that a total elimination is something we need to reevaluate,” said Adams. “Right now, bad guys are saying if you don’t see a blue and white you can do whatever you want.”

Community activist Tony Herbert agrees.


“The guns keep going off and now we have a 1-year-old and the blood is on the hands of the mayor and the state Legislature,” said Herbert.

Mayor Bill de Blasio decried the shootings.

“This is not anything we can allow in our city. It is heartbreaking. It’s heartbreaking for so many reasons and begins with the fact that there are just so many guns out there and that is a New York tragedy,” de Blasio said.

But the mayor did not propose any new solutions to ending the gun violence. This, as shootings for the week went up 277%, 49 compared to 13 in 2019. The number of victims is up 253%, 60 compared to 17 in 2019.

John Jay College professor Joe Giaclone, a former cop, said the city has been eroding the ability of the cops to get guns off the street for years. The latest, the disbanding of the Anti-Crime Unit.

“The gun police are no longer out there,” said Giaclone. “The criminals are opportunists. You know that.”

All this comes as the latest NYPD statistics show a huge drop in gun arrests during the last week
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Huh, who knew. Getting rid of an undercover unit that was focusing on getting guns off the street could lead to more shootings and violent crime.

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This is as good a place as any to put this.



Huh, who knew. Getting rid of an undercover unit that was focusing on getting guns off the street could lead to more shootings and violent crime.

:spock:

Seems like the perfect time and place for a Black Guns Matter intervention.
 
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When it comes to Black Lives Matter, I believe that their cause, their complaint, is just, and I support the cause 100%.

I oppose the organization for a variety of reasons, but primarily because they are Marxists.

Marxism is not the solution, it's just replacing one problem with an even bigger, universal problem. Giving them what they want would be like curing poison ivy by cutting off your arm.

They need major revisions to their mission statement before I’ll support it.
 

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I support nothing about this movement, not even their cause as I fully believe it to be made up bs narrative to push their Marxist agenda.
 
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I support nothing about this movement, not even their cause as I fully believe it to be made up bs narrative to push their Marxist agenda.

The only facet I could support of it would be a review of the police department procedure with regard to bad cops and streamlining a process for departments to be able to rid themselves of problem officers.

Just as in any walk of life there a bad people in every profession. Otherwise you wouldn’t wake up with your zipper down at the dentist.

There should be policy’s that make it easier to move on from a bad apple.
 

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The only facet I could support of it would be a review of the police department procedure with regard to bad cops and streamlining a process for departments to be able to rid themselves of problem officers.

Just as in any walk of life there a bad people in every profession. Otherwise you wouldn’t wake up with your zipper down at the dentist.

There should be policy’s that make it easier to move on from a bad apple.

Yeah, that's pretty much where I stand.

Police need policing. Generally, US police are severely lacking in accountability, almost non-existant.
 

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When it comes to Black Lives Matter, I believe that their cause, their complaint, is just, and I support the cause 100%.



I oppose the organization for a variety of reasons, but primarily because they are Marxists.



Marxism is not the solution, it's just replacing one problem with an even bigger, universal problem. Giving them what they want would be like curing poison ivy by cutting off your arm.



Well said. That’s where I am, too.


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I just wish one major city (not mine, of course) would abolish the police. I figure 30 days at the most before the government decided it was time for a police force.
 

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Neither of them are correct, by the way. “No Lives Matter” is more like it.

Are you a Schopenhauer fan? Sure sounds like his BS.

Or are you referring to their stance on things, because that thought sure is accurate for BLM.
 
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