The leadership of Black Lives Matter may try to “clarify” their movement as “anti-police brutality, not anti-police” but their actions speak louder than words.Let’s even set aside the fact they idolize an assortment of convicted cop killers, including Assata Shakur (from whom they draw the most inspiration), Mumia Abu-Jamal, H. Rap Brown, George Jackson, and many others.
Yesterday marked the second targeted murder of police officers within a two-week period by someone sympathizing with the Black Lives Matter movement, and that wasn’t the only anti-police violence that occurred yesterday. As was reported yesterday in the Daytona Beach News:The Daytona Beach Police Department may have been the target of anti-police backlash early Sunday morning when someone firebombed an unoccupied squad car parked in front of a mosque and left a note near the destroyed vehicle attributing the act to Black Lives Matter.
By the way – that police car was stationed as a ghost car at that mosque to protect against any anti-Muslim violence the city feared may have occurred in response to the Orlando Pulse nightclub massacre. Let’s play by the Left’s rules and officially declare that not only was this act of violence anti-cop, it was Islamophobic.
According to Police Chief Mike Chitwood, the incident took place about 2 a.m. That’s when someone set fire to the cruiser parked outside the Islamic Center at 347 S. Keech St. The vehicle was engulfed in flames and destroyed.
Chitwood said police found a note at the scene that read “Black Lives Matter A. Sterling P. Castile (Expletive removed) the police.”It was not yet clear exactly what was used to burn the vehicle, but Chitwood said he assumes the culprits used a Molotov cocktail. He said the firebombing caused more than $20,000 in damage to the vehicle.
There are currently no suspects or persons of interest, but if a suspect is caught, they’ll likely face felony arson charges and damage to a police vehicle.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]