Everybody hates the police until they need them, and that’s even true of those in the Black Lives Matter movement, it seems. While the movement likes to bill itself as “anti-police brutality” not “anti-police,” their actions have spoken louder than their words. You don’t have to dig deep through Google’s results to find examples of them inciting violence against police, whether they be shouting “pigs in a blanket, fry em like bacon!” or “what do we want? Dead cops!” Admittedly, those chants are still preferable to the massacres of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge by those inspired by BLM’s rhetoric.
If the movement really cares about black lives, police brutality is the least of their worries. In fact, if you’re not in the process of committing a crime or resisting arrest, your odds of suffering from police brutality are close to zero percent (and yes, I’m aware that there are exceptions). The overwhelming majority of black lives are lost to other blacks, primarily as a result of gang violence. Want to know what can reduce gang violence? More police in high-crime communities.
There was a joke during the crime wave of the 1960s that a conservative was just a liberal who’d been mugged – and after being being mugged by reality, one BLM member had a sudden change of heart.
Via Heat Street
A University of Houston grad student active in the local Black Lives Matter movement is suddenly all for police patrols in his neighborhood — after he was robbed at gunpoint outside his apartment.Jerry Ford Jr., described as one the leaders of the BLM movement on campus, tells KTRK that he spotted the young man loitering outside his apartment one evening last week but thought little of it. But when he went to unlock the door, the man pulled a gun and stole Ford’s wallet and cell phone. Ford lives at an apartment complex just a few blocks from the UH campus in an area that has seen a spate of robberies and thefts in recent weeks, including the burglary of dozens of vehicles. Because the housing is off-campus, it is not patrolled by University of Houston police officers. Ford says that needs to change.
“I hope they would take a bigger stance and put more security over here because you have a lot of people walking back and forth to class,” he told the station.
Ford, who is running for Texas State Representative, is one of the leaders of the Houston chapter of Black Lives Matter. The group has, among other things, supported the divestment of police forces around the country and diversion of the funding to projects in support of the black community.
Now if only the rest of the members of BLM were as open-minded they wouldn’t have any members left.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]