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The Continued and Brazen Lies of Black Lives Matter


waving flagPosted on August 24, 2015Rob Knowles

1014182_187274628110457_946782098_nBlack Lives Matter is a cultural infection. There’s really no other way to put it. This collective of organizations has latched onto ludicrous claims, blown them up, and perpetuated them. Hands up, don’t shoot. That four word phrase has been proven false, yet it continues to be used fervently by BLM protestors. Why? Because it sustains the movement. They don’t care if it’s a lie, they need an anthem.

I was perusing BlackLivesMatter.com, because I like to laugh, and I came across two things that were so ridiculous, I had to write about them. Ok, I actually came across more than two things worthy of examination, but I’m not writing a dissertation.

First, on the “Demands” page, they once again push the idea of “hands up, don’t shoot.”

“We will seek justice for Brown’s family by petitioning for the immediate arrest of Officer Darren Wilson and the dismissal of county prosecutor Robert McCullough. Groups that are part of the local Hands Up Don’t Shoot Coalition have already called for Wilson’s swift arrest, and some BLM riders also canvassed McCullough’s neighborhood as a way of raising the public’s awareness of the case.”core belief

Despite the evidence, including multiple autopsies, dozens of eye-witness testimonies, and forensic evidence showing that Michael Brown was not surrendering, and that he did not have his hands up, “hands up, don’t shoot” continues to be propagated.

The Washington Post reported in October 2014:

“Some of the physical evidence — including blood spatter analysis, shell casings and ballistics tests — also supports Wilson’s account of the shooting, The Post’s sources said, which casts Brown as an aggressor who threatened the officer’s life.”

In another WaPo report from October 2014:

“…one of the officer’s shots hit Brown’s forearm and traveled from the back of the arm to the inner arm, which means Brown’s palms could not have been facing Wilson, as some witnesses have said.”

blacklivesmatterDespite a grand jury choosing not to indict Darren Wilson because of insufficient evidence, and the Eric Holder Justice Department dropping its own investigation due to a lack of evidence that Officer Darren Wilson did anything wrong, “hands up, don’t shoot” is still chanted aggressively by the race-baiting liars at BLM.

In the face of all of this, BlackLivesMatter.com proudly repeats the “hands up, don’t shoot,” “arrest Darren Wilson” mantra. At this point, it’s just mob justice. We hate Darren Wilson because he’s white, and Michael Brown was black. Let’s put him in jail.

Christ himself could descend from the heavens and tell BLM protesters that Darren Wilson was not guilty of any wrongdoing, and the next day, BLM activists would appear on CNN and call Jesus a racist.

Second, on the Black Lives Matter website, they prominently feature a widely debunked statistic:

“Every 28 hours, a black man, woman, or child is murdered by police or vigilante law enforcement.”

black lives matter graphicblack-lives-matter-lolThis alleged statistic was debunked by PolitiFact. Yes, even PolitiFact, the extremely left-leaning “fact-checking” website, could not help but rate this claim false:

“[The stat comes from] a 2013 report by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement called ‘Every 28 Hours,’ which examined killings of African-Americans in 2012 by law enforcement, security guards and ‘vigilantes’ who claimed self-defense… The report is not an academic, unbiased representation of these deaths. It was put together by one volunteer researcher and details 313 deaths based on news clips and police reports…

In nine cases, police said they shot at suspects because they were charging at them from behind the wheel of a vehicle…Another case to make the list is Rudy Eugene, the Miami man who attacked a homeless man and gnawed his face before police shot him to death…

The report, which is not an academic work, reaches its conclusion by including deaths that were not at the hands of police, deaths of blacks who were armed, car accidents, and deaths of blacks who were in aggressive or hostile situations…we rate the claim ‘False.’”Partyof Deceit Spin and Lies

black-lives-matter-lgbt-1024x532The statistic BLM appears to be referencing is absolutely false. Yet, BLM continues to blather on that black people are killed every 28 hours by police or “vigilantes” (whatever that means). Why? Because people don’t look into stuff like that—they just assume they’re being told the truth. So BLM gets away with telling an obvious lie.

Also, let’s examine the word “murdered.” Google defines “murder” as “the unlawful, premeditated killing of one human being by another.” In the case of BLM, the assumption is being made that every black person killed by a police officer is being “murdered.” That’s complete conjecture. They cannot know the machinations of every cop’s mind, so they cannotassume that every time a cop shoots and kills a black person, it was murder. But they do, because His Life Mattersonce again, no one cares enough to call them out on their blatant lies.

Well here I am. Black Lives Matter, you lie. You lie to advance your agenda, which serves only to undermine it. If your cause were true, and your aims righteous, it wouldn’t be necessary for you to continuously and brazenly lie. Given that, I can only conclude that you’re cause isn’t righteous. I have also concluded that you’re an infectious disease crippling our society.

I will grant you one thing, however. You do make me laugh, and that’s good for something.

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Peaceful rallies in Ferguson give way to violence, gunfire/ and / Listen to the Chant Ferguson Protesters Were Caught on Video Shouting Shortly Before Gunfire Erupted


waving flagMon, Aug 10, 2015

URL of the original posting site: http://www.srnnews.com/peaceful-rallies-in-ferguson-give-way-to-violence-gunfire/?utm_source=headlines_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=August-10-2015

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A man who opened fire on officers in Ferguson, Missouri, on the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death was critically wounded when the officers shot back, St. Louis County’s police chief said early Monday.

Chief Jon Belmar said at a news conference that officers had been tracking the man, who they believed was armed, during a protest marking the death of Brown, the black, 18-year-old whose killing by a white Ferguson police officer.

The man approached the officers, who were in an unmarked police van, and opened fire, Belmar said. The officers returned fire from inside the vehicle and then pursued the man on foot when he ran.

The man again fired on the officers, the chief said, and all four officers fired back. He was struck and fell.

The man was taken to a hospital, where Belmar said he was in “critical, unstable” condition. Authorities didn’t immediately release the identities of anyone involved, but Tyrone Harris told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the injured man was his son, 18-year-old Tyrone Harris Jr.

The elder Harris told the newspaper shortly after 3 a.m. that his son had just gotten out of surgery.

None of the officers was seriously injured. All four have been put on standard administrative leave. They were not wearing body cameras, Belmar said.

The shooting happened shortly after what the chief called “an exchange of gunfire between two groups” rang out around 11:15 p.m. Sunday while protesters were gathered on West Florissant Avenue, a business zone that saw rioting and looting last year after Brown’s killing. The shots sent protesters and reporters running for cover.

The chief said an estimated six shooters unleashed a “remarkable” amount of gunfire over about 45 seconds.

Belmar waved off any notion that the people with the weapons were part of the protest. “They were criminals. They weren’t protesters,” he said.

The man who fired on officers had a semi-automatic 9MM gun that was stolen last year from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, according to the chief.

“There is a small group of people out there that are intent on making sure that peace doesn’t prevail,” he said. “There are a lot of emotions. I get it. But we can’t sustain this as we move forward.”

Early Monday, another reported shooting drew officers to an apartment building in the area. Two men told police they were targeted in a drive-by shooting near the memorial to Brown outside Canfield Apartments. A 17-year old was shot in the chest and shoulder while a 19-year-old was shot in the chest, but their injuries were not life-threatening, the St. Louis County Police said in a news release.

The anniversary of Brown’s killing, which cast greater scrutiny on how police interact with black communities, has sparked days of renewed protests, though until Sunday they had been peaceful and without any arrests.


 

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Shortly before gunfire erupted during protests marking the anniversary of officer-involved fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, demonstrators were caught on video chanting that they were “ready for war.”

“Ready for what?! We’re ready for war!” the protesters chanted. (CLICK ON PICTURE TO VIEW VIDEO)

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Leftist monster raceThe video was tweeted by St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Paul Hampel at 10:47 p.m. central time — and gunfire rang out just after 11 p.m., police said. Police shot and critically injured one suspect who allegedly opened fire on plainclothes detectives.

Separately, police said a 17-year-old male has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon and one count of resisting arrest after he fired shots near the protesters late Sunday. He is being held on $100,000 bond.

The anniversary of Brown’s killing, which cast greater scrutiny on how police interact with black communities, has sparked days of renewed protests, though until Sunday they had been peaceful and without any arrests.

Before the gunfire, protesters were blocking traffic and confronting police. One person threw a glass bottle at officers but missed.

St. Louis County Police and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers (C) stand guard as protesters (foreground) march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2015.  A day of peaceful remembrance marking the anniversary of 18-year-old black teen Michael Brown's killing by police in the US city of Ferguson came to a violent end on August 9 as gunfire left at least one protester injured.       AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMAS        (Photo credit should read Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)

For the first time in three consecutive nights of demonstrations, some officers were dressed in riot gear, including bullet-proof vests and helmets with shields. Police at one point early Monday shot smoke to disperse the crowd that lingered on West Florissant, Belmar said.

One officer was treated for cuts after a rock was thrown at his face, and two officers were pepper-sprayed by protesters, county police spokesman Officer Shawn McGuire said in an email. Five people were arrested, according to records McGuire released.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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The police ‘instant replay’


waving flagHoppy's Commentary Hoppy’s Commentary | June 11, 2015

URL Of the Original Posting Site: http://wvmetronews.com/2015/06/11/the-police-instant-replayCall-911

Instant replay has become invaluable in sports. It greatly improves the ability of game officials to get the call right. The inconvenience of the delay is offset by the advantages of applying the rules accurately and fairly. Instant replay also benefits from a controlled environment of perfect camera angles, definitive rules and expert reviewers.

The latest application of instant replay and, as a result, instant analysis, is police work. The country watched the phone-shot video multiple times of the police responding to teenagers fighting at a pool party in McKinney, Texas. Attention focused on Officer Eric Casebolt, who shoved a 14-year-old girl to the ground and pulled his gun. Police Chief Greg Conley said Casebolt’s actions were “indefensible” and that the officer had resigned.

We’ll agree with the chief on this and defer to his judgment. However it’s worth noting what did not happen at the chaotic scene; the officer didn’t shoot anyone or even fire his weapon and no one was injured. There are suggestions of racism—the officer is white and the teenage victim is black—but there is conflicting evidence as to what role, if any, race played in the police actions.

But the larger question is this: Why is this a national story worthy of several days of headline coverage? There are a couple of reasons:

  • First, there is compelling video. The fact that people are watching drives the agenda in a competitive environment.
  • Second, it fits the current storyline that “the police” are out of control.
  • Third, the race card can be played easily.Picture2

We have a real-life instant replay where news consumers are likely to make their own judgments about the decisions made by the police and others seen in the video.

WVLY’s Howard Monroe told me on “Talkline” Wednesday he believes this is a good thing because it exposed the actions of an overzealous officer and serves as a warning to other police of what not to do.  But Fox News digital politics editor Chris Stirewalt offered on the same program that subjecting more behavior to such intense national scrutiny will have unintended consequences. “Here’s your dystopian fantasy for the future; it’s all on camera. Everything is recorded and you better do everything perfectly because if you do it wrong, you won’t get a chance to even things out.” And that, Stirewalt suggests, will lead to “cultural paralysis” nobody will do anything. That may be hyperbolic, but there is already evidence the intense scrutiny of police actions is leading to police inaction.Picture4

CNN interviewed two Baltimore police who spoke anonymously about police simply reacting to events instead of being pro-active because they’re afraid of making a mistake. “Even if you have a reasonable suspicion, nine out of 10 times that officer is going to keep on driving,” one officer said.

Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Heather MacDonald wrote in the Wall Street Journal recently about the “Ferguson effect.” Violent crime is rising rapidly in major cities across the country as police disengage and the criminal element feels more empowered.

In sports, the instant replay resets the game back within the parameter of the rules. In police work the instant play can also be beneficial when it provides an accurate account of a serious event. However, if the McKinney, Texas, video is an example of where news coverage of the police is headed, where every action caught on video is subject to nationwide scrutiny, then the law enforcement game is going to change completely.Civil Race Both freedom combo 2

Cleveland Braces For Verdict In 2012 Police Shooting


I have never published anything from, or associated with, NPR. This report has importance because of the New WhatDidYouSay Logopresent racial unrest, and racial hatred, stirred up by the Sharpton/Jackson/Obama mob. While this is a copy of a transcript from one of their radio broadcasts, you can hear the Leftist application of propaganda. However, it is an important news report, because if things do erupt, like anticipated, you will have advance warning.

I find this report a little obvious because of the “meeting” they are reporting, and the City Councilman quoted. I’m not sure I am buying that they really want to avoid a riot, or giving advance promotion of one. You decide.

Jerry Broussard of WhatDidYouSay.org


waving flagMay 18, 2015 4:58 AM ET fromWCPNBrian Bull

As the verdict nears in the racially charged case, city officials hope to avoid violence. They’ve reached out to civic and religious groups for constructive dialogue to help ward off potential unrest.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

People in Cleveland, Ohio, are waiting for a verdict in a police shooting trial and waiting to see what follows. Incidents in Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore led to violence. Protests after a shooting in Madison, Wis., were peaceful. Cleveland could go either way or its own distinctive way. Here’s the flashpoint. Officer Michael Brelo is on trial for voluntary manslaughter. He is accused in the shooting deaths of two black suspects, both unarmed, who were sitting in a car boxed in by the police. Here’s Brian Bull of member station WCPN.

BRIAN BULL, BYLINE:

I’m standing here outside of the Glenville Recreation Center on the east side of Cleveland. Inside, roughly two dozen people are gathered – law enforcement, local politicians, clergy and activists to discuss how they can best quell any violence that could happen in the wake of the Brelo verdict.

HANK DAVIS:

We’re getting ahead of the violence.

BULL:

Hank Davis is one of 75 citizen volunteer marshals whose job will be to walk the streets after the verdict, mediate any conflicts and point out trouble to police. The goal is to mirror Madison protesters rather than Baltimore’s after the verdict. Part of this effort will be to identify agitators who officials fear might try to spark riots.

DAVIS:

Anyone that’s looking to come and confuse our kids, our youth, and mislead the people and bring chaos and mayhem, I would suggest that you find another city or somewhere else to do it because it won’t be tolerated in Cleveland.

BULL:

Cleveland officials have designated nearly five dozen churches across the city as safe places after the verdict is announced. Pastor Andrew Clark of the Federation of Network Ministries says anyone upset over the outcome can come in for counseling and a shoulder to lean on. Clark says he’s had good talks with the Cleveland police over preparations.

PASTOR ANDREW CLARK:

We have been assured that the police officers will not be in riot gear, that they are not going to stop any demonstration or protest.

BULL:

That contrasts for Ferguson’s police response which was highly criticized for being militarized following the Michael Brown shooting. Cleveland protesters did shut down traffic around Public Square last fall after a rookie officer fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who had only a gun that shot plastic pellets in his hand.

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UNIDENTIFIED MAN: If we don’t get it…

UNIDENTIFIED CROWD: Shut it down.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: If you don’t get it…

UNIDENTIFIED CROWD: Shut it down.

BULL:

But the protest was more disruption than destruction. The city has also set up a Twitter hashtag #onecle to promote a united city. Cleveland leaders also held a community safety meeting outlining their teamwork with civic groups to promote calm among residents. Cleveland’s police spokesman, Ali Pillow, says they’re trying to stay ahead of the protests.

ALI PILLOW:

I wouldn’t dare compare or critique anything that the Ferguson Police Department did. But in terms of the Cleveland Department, this is the proactive approach that the city and the police department has taken.

BULL:

And city councilman Kevin Conwell says he plans to ride around the city after the verdict.

KEVIN CONWELL:

I plan to ride the neighborhood for three days after the verdict if he’s acquitted. I have to ride. I have to show leadership. And I’ll be out there riding all the time, seeing what’s going on, riding the streets.

BULL:

With so many people from the Cleveland community working to offset any violence, city leaders are hoping that residents respond to appeals from neighbors and activists urging peaceful protest. For NPR News, I’m Brian Bull in Cleveland.

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Ferguson: A Murderous Mob Incited by Holder and Obama


by Joel B. Pollak12 Mar 2015

URL of the Original Posting Site: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/03/12/a-murderous-mob-incited-by-holder-and-obama/

Two police officers in Ferguson, MO were shot at a protest early Thursday against alleged racism in the department and the city itself. It was not enough that the chief of police had just resigned. It was not enough that a local judge had quit. It was not enough that the Department of Justice had exonerated former officer Darren Wilson. No–the mob, told by President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder that Ferguson was still guilty of racism, wanted “justice.”

The violence is the direct result of incitement by the federal government on the basis of trumped-up accusations, based on the faulty notion that a city that enforces traffic tickets vigorously as a means of raising revenue is inherently racist. (By that standard, my own ultra-progressive town of Santa Monica, California would be akin to a Ku Klux Klan headquarters.)

Racist emails discovered from a few employees implicated those individuals alone–but Obama and Holder wanted more. They, and serial inciter Al Sharpton, wanted the humiliation of the town, wanted the division of America, wanted it to be clear that white public officials could never represent a black population, wanted middle America to know that the federal government could nullify self-government at a whim.core belief

On the basis of the “hands up, don’t shoot” lie, they let black businesses in Ferguson be torched and sowed rage across the country that took the lives of two police officers in New York. Now the campaign of terror against police has come back to where the great lie started. Obama and Holder will not finish until they have destroyed Ferguson–destroyed it, in the oft-mocked parlance of the Vietnam era, in order to save it, razed it to rebuild it in the stylized image of Selma 1965, razed it in order to fit the delusions of an Attorney General who thinks we have made no progress since the era of Malcolm X and a President who once promised–incredibly!–to unite America.racismjacksonsharptonobamaracebaiterssettingamericaback

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This protest has been updated to reflect the fact that while the protest began Wednesday evening, the shooting was reported Thursday morning.

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Bassem Masri, Obama’s Face of Racial Justice


Posted by Michael BeckerDecember 22, 2014

URL of the Original Posting Site: http://joeforamerica.com/2014/12/bassem-masri-obamas-face-of-racial-justice/

Barack Obama and Eric Holder are consulting with terrorists to reform our police departments and achieve racial justice. What could go wrong?

We’ll get to Bassem Masri and racial justice in just a minute.  First, some background.

As you certainly know by now, two NYC police officers were butchered in retribution for the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.  The man who butchered them, shot from behind, was a newly minted Muslim from Maryland who is also, apparently, a member of the Black Guerrilla Family, a viscous black prison gang.  His name was Ismaaiyl Brinsley.

Here’s what Brinsley left on his Instagram.

Brinsley also used the derogatory term “pigs” to refer to police in social media posts he sent shortly before murdering the officers.

“I’m putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours … let’s take 2 of theirs,” Brinsley posted on Instagram shortly before executing the two officers.

“This may be my final post…I’m putting pigs in a blanket,” Brinsley wrote.

Moving right along to Bassem Masri.  Masri is a resident of Ferguson, MO and has been active in the demonstrations surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown.

Masri was selected by Eric Holder’s Department of Jusice to consult with them on police reform.  Yep, police reform.

Last month, Masri bragged on social media that the Department of Justice invited him to take part in a community meeting to provide input on how to enact police reform.

“DOJ has appointed a few of us2reform the police in the entire region that should resonate nationwide thats the director intentions,” Masri tweeted in November.more evidence

Just so there’s no doubt in your mind as to what kind of people Barack Obama and his administration are looking to in order to “reform” police departments, take a peek at the following video, shot in Ferguson.v01

Prior to the events in Ferguson, Masri’s activism focused on the Palestinian cause and support for the terrorist group Hamas.

Masri put that support on display Saturday, at one point wrapping his face in a keffiyeh, a scarf meant to show solidarity with Palestine.

“This how my boys wrap they face. The Palestinian resistance. Real mean. Y’all police – why don’t y’all go stand toe-to-toe with the Palestinian resistance?” more evidence

He’s a Hamas supporter.  Hamas is officially a terrorist organization.Muslims in the White House Administration

Barack Obama and Eric Holder are consulting with terrorists to reform our police departments and achieve racial justice.  What could go wrong.group imperial obama

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Video: Rush Limbaugh: ‘There is a Grievance Politics in this Country that is Tearing Our Country Apart’


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Rush Limbaugh, the top voice in America for conservative talk radio, recently appeared on Fox News Sunday to addressrush2 the politics surrounding the recent deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York.
 
Right out of the gate, Limbaugh spoke candidly about the nature of the protests that have engulfed America and noted, “There is a grievance politics in this country that is tearing our country apart.”
Limbaugh noted that the “grievance politics” are constantly augmented and though President Obama could do much in the way of offering a unifying message, continues to use his pulpit for the further division of this country.
The interview is fascinating with many astute observations about the nature of racial politics in America and who is using and abusing this serious issue to further a political agenda.

Click below to watch:

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