How often have you heard this line from the Black Lives Matter crowd: “we’re not anti-police, we’re anti-police brutality.”
That defense would work if their actions already didn’t betray them. You don’t have to dig deep to find BLM protesters chanting for the death of police, and the movement doesn’t seem to want even positive interaction between its members and the police (since it would chip away at the victimhood narrative with which they want to indoctrinate their followers. When an unofficial BLM chapter held a friendly cookout with local police, it was quickly denounced by an official chapter, which commented that this event “IS NOT IN LINE WITH OUR PRINCIPLES.” I’m gleaning from the caps-lock that they’re quite adamant about never daring to treat police as human beings.
As the movement continues into its third year, their true colors are finally showing, and yes; they really are anti-police after all. As the Daily Caller reported: Since policing is a problem, the police should be removed from communities altogether, according to Black Lives Matter founder Alicia Garza.
Garza argued that the United States gives too much respect to police officers, explaining that when police do wrong, a few bad cops are blamed, rather than a “corroded and corrupt system.”
Yes, we do only blame a few bad cops, because when the police do wrong, it’s the fault of no one other than the cops who did wrong. We all realize racism is wrong because it judges people as groups rather than individuals – so how do the supposedly anti-racist activists in BLM not see this?“Quite frankly, many of our [Black Lives Matter] members are continuing to investigate what it would mean to have police-free communities. I think what we’ve continued to see over time is that no moral appeal is actually stopping the deaths of black people, whether they be armed or unarmed.” Garza told Complex. Garza also claimed that the Charlotte riots are a natural reaction; they occurred because people had been denied housing and good schools.
We don’t see riots in the other 99.9 percent of places that have been “denied housing and good schools” – and 70% of those arrested in the protests don’t even live in North Carolina. The riots weren’t even sparked by a shooting that could even conceivably have racial undertones, as the man shot (Keith Scott) was shot by a black officer.
So without police, who is going to protect us? Garza continues to “explain.”
“How do we stop violence, looting, and riots? The way that we stop that is by making sure that people have the things that they need to thrive,” Garza said. “When people are systematically denied their right to adequate housing, adequate schools, to adequate food, to dignity—this is a response and a reaction that we should absolutely expect.”
Who knew it was so simple! That must be why socialist countries have no violence at all. Oh wait…
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]