#BlackLivesMatter has certainly done little in the past two years to burnish its image as an anti-violence, credible movement.
Where to start?
We had Michael Brown’s stepfather inciting a riot in Ferguson, Joshua Williams (a favorite of Al Sharpton) sentenced for arson, the “”Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon!” chants, and hundreds and hundreds of arrests.
But you wouldn’t expect to see any misconduct from sympathizers to the movement who hold public office, right?
Wrong.First we have Alondra Cano who represents the Ninth Ward on the Minneapolis City Council. Following criticism from the citizens she represents for her participation in the BLM protest that shut down the Mall of America, she responded by posting the personal information of her critics on her Twitter. Next, enter Kenneth Stokes, a city councilman in Jackson, Mississippi. Apparently his city has a problem with police chasing suspects from neighboring cities into his own. As for his brilliant “solution,” Hotair reported:
Today the councilman told reporters that police from surrounding cities put Jackson children in danger when they chase people on neighborhood streets. He says he’d like black leadership to team up and use force.
“What I suggest is we get the black leadership together, and as these jurisdictions come into Jackson we throw rocks and bricks and bottles at them. That will send a message we don’t want you in here,” he says.
You know, for a movement that wants to end police violence, you’d think not provoking it might be a good first step.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]