Protesters should be concerned that all lives matter, not just some.
Mark Horne has written about this protest but I need to express my own thoughts!
According to Fusion.net: “Thousands of #BlackLivesMatter protesters swarm Mall of America.”
On one of the busiest shopping days of the year, thousands of #BlackLivesMatter protesters packed the Mall of America outside Minneapolis on Saturday to call for police reform in the wake of the officer-involved deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
“I’m getting my feelings out and I’m letting the world know that we’re not going to take this anymore,” Emma Eubanks, a 18-year-old protester told Fusion just before the event began.
The mall had sent a letter to organizers warning that anyone protesting in in the mall could be “removed, arrested and banned.” As demonstrators gathered near the rotunda, an electronic billboard flanked by large Christmas trees switched from holiday shopping themed messages to an ominous warning, written in all-caps.
Protesters ignored the sign, and chants of “hands up, don’t shoot” drowned out police calls to disperse.
If “black lives matter” so much to these people why don’t they protest the ongoing slaughter of blacks by other blacks—which monumentally dwarfs the number killed by police? Better yet, how about a campaign for “all lives matter,” and then we can talk about the absolute holocaust against the black community committed voluntarily by black mothers, executing their own children by abortion.
Now this nonsense has blood on its hands in New York, and reading the “tweets” of people celebrating the black Muslim executioner of two NYPD officers is enough to make one sick, and to remind us all why the Second Amendment matters.
Oh, and one final rant: “Truth matters,” too, and the whole “hands up, don’t shoot” lie needs to die. Michael Brown did not have his hands up. He committed strong-arm robbery, was on drugs, disobeyed and assaulted a police officer, and attempted to take his weapon–this is not a hero on which to base a movement; he is a tragic thug, who got what someone of any skin color would have earned for such behavior.
No one could accuse me of being “soft” on a need for changes in police behavior and tactics, but this is simply racist nonsense by protesters.