Imagine this scenario: A suicidal man refuses help from EMT services and police officers on the scene. After repeated attempts to help this unstable individual, he charges at them with a screwdriver. Out of options, police shoot and kill the unpredictable, aggressive subject.
Now, imagine this scenario: A crazed man goes on an armed carjacking spree. He succeeds in removing a woman from her vehicle at gunpoint, necessitating a short chase by police before leaping out of the still-moving vehicle and charging at police with what appears to be a handgun. Police shoot and kill the subject.
The script for such encounters with law enforcement are brief and rote. Police are bad, and when they kill someone under any circumstances there should be swift and violent pushback.
It should come as no surprise that in the first example, which occurred in Portland on June 25th, Antifa immediately responded to the situation with typical violence. According to the New York Post:
“The mob “began yelling, throwing items at officers, and attempting to interfere with the investigation,” Portland Police Bureau said in a release, with videos showing many chanting the anti-police phrase “F–k 12. One officer’s baton was grabbed and she was being pulled toward the crowd” and “someone from the crowd pepper-sprayed an officer,” the force said. At least one police vehicle’s tires were punctured and a window was broken,” the department said, sharing details of the damage.”
In the second example, which occurred in a suburb of Minneapolis on April 19th, Black Lives Matter – swept up in the Daunt Wright craze and anticipating a verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin – also organized their brownshirts after learning about yet another fatal encounter with police. According to various news outlets:
“Black Lives Matter protesters in Minnesota dropped to a knee and set off to march over a fatal police shooting. Dozens of people protesting outside Gov. Tim Walz’s mansion in St. Paul on Sunday were filmed by Fox 9 reporter Mitti Hicks as they knelt for a moment of silence…”
In both cases, nothing was out of the ordinary. Antifa and Black Lives Matter were doing what they do best – cajoling their army of aimless, indoctrinated losers to inflict harm on decent society. Per the narrative, crowds organized because systemic murder once again took a young black life, a life that presumably would not have been taken if the suspect were white. Any violence directed toward police and any destruction directed toward businesses was justified in the name of (fill in the blank of the deceased).
There are just a few problems.
In the specific case of the Portland shooting, it turns out that the killed suspect was a white male. Regardless, community organizers disseminated false information to rile up the base. Either they are racist for assuming another black person was killed or they are twisted scum for knowingly spreading dangerous lies. It’s probably most accurate to suggest that both are true. As the Portland PD came under attack, it issued an incredible tweet:
“There is erroneous information being circulated on social media regarding the officer involved shooting in the Lloyd district. We can confirm that the subject involved is an adult white male. No one else was injured.”
To quell violence, Antifa needed to know that the recently deceased was white. Despite being a predominantly white anarchist group themselves, somehow this information ameliorated the entire situation. According to reporting, though, the messaging worked; Antifa stood down and departed.
In the case of the Minneapolis shooting, the killed suspect was also a white male. Although a crowd was gathering and preparing to descend on the second-ring suburb from their urban base of operations, news of the armed carjacker’s race determined that no further action was necessary. The kneeling at the governor’s mansion ceased and the idiot masses resumed their other protest against police in other locales.
We need not imagine a third scenario: A large group of people are protesting against a government institution they feel has wronged them and ignored their voice. As the crowd swells in size and emotions feed off others, the situation escalates. Eventually, a young female protester is shot and killed. She was unarmed, not a threat, and yet no information about her death nor the officer that shot her has ever been released after six long months.
Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and the entire Democrat Party is a gigantic fraud on the issue of police killings. Despite evidence that about 250 total blacks are killed each year by police, amounting to just 25% of all police killings, too many people are ignorant of basic facts. Instead, studies show that most left-leaning loonies such as the ones that gear up for police protests believe that more than 10,000 unarmed blacks are killed by police each year. Overall, 44% of all left-of-center types believe that police kill over 1,000 unarmed blacks every year. The actual number was 12 in 2019. And, unarmed does not mean not dangerous.
More than that, though, they perpetrate fraudulent protests every time a criminal thug has his life taken by police. Society is made to believe that Saint George and Daunte Wright led meaningful, impactful lives. Even they are laughing in the afterlife; they know they were both losers – losers who committed violence against others at that. Their names are known only because they serve a political end. There is political cache is pushing a white supremacist narrative right now, therefore their names and their deaths can be sold to the useful idiots that comprise the Democrat-voting base.
In an honest fight against alleged police brutality, the same players that delude themselves into thinking Breonna Taylor was murdered should also be on the streets demanding answers in the death of Ashli Babbitt, whose killing is far more outrageous than that of a drug-dealing, criminal underworld dreg. To date, no WNBA teams have walked off a court or sported slogans demanding society say Babbitt’s name.
There is no other way to describe this phenomenon of selective outrage as blatant racism to its core. It is also despicably apathetic towards a lost life.
By: Parker Beauregard of BSC, where this article originally appeared