Black Lives Matter Embarrasses Themselves Again
Black Lives Matter has been quiet for some time. We haven’t seen significant protests or news stories since Trump took office. It’s almost as if they were feeding off the presence of a powerful race baiter. Well, they’re finally making news again, and this story is no more legitimate than any that came before it.
Forrest Curry is the latest cause of BLM. He was arrested by Fort Worth police, and about 45 seconds of the incident was recorded on someone’s phone. Naturally, the footage went viral and BLM activists everywhere were in a rage. In the video, the police present handle Curry roughly. Since racism can be the only underlying motivation for any action in America, BLM has let us all know that this racist abuse won’t be tolerated.
Except, phone footage doesn’t tell the real story. Go figure. After BLM announced their official outrage, the Fort Worth police were able to release body cam footage from one of their officers. In it, there is no question that Curry was belligerent and resisted arrest. Before that, he tried to physically attack firefighters who were attempting to administer first aid to him. There is no question for anyone who watches the full video of whether the officers acted correctly.
Alongside the camera footage was the release of a toxicology report. Curry was high on several mind-altering substances, and his mental faculties weren’t able to properly process the event. He didn’t understand who was trying to help, so he indiscriminately attacked everyone. There is no question that the use of force was justified and necessary. Naturally, BLM will never issue a retraction, but their desperation to find examples of racist cops led them to make yet another large mistake.
Just One of Many
Other mistakes?! Yes. BLM has developed a storied history of misinterpreting these situations and pushing a false narrative. In fact, the very few cases where it looks like law enforcement was actually in the wrong were the ones BLM mostly ignored. They’ve come as close to getting it all wrong as possible. Let’s look at some of their best blunders:
According to BLM, this man was killed for the color of his skin. According to released police footage, he violently fought with police. He was tased in the process and still managed to pull out a gun. It was only at that point that the police opened fire. In addition to the footage is Sterling’s criminal record. He was a long-time felon with a very violent past. He finally decided that he wouldn’t go back to prison under any circumstances.
This was a favorite of BLM for a long time. They got several media outlets to join them in claiming that Clark was killed for the crime of going to a birthday party. In reality, his altercation started when he violently attacked paramedics who were trying to administer to a victim of abuse. You guessed it. He was the abuser and the victim was his girlfriend. When police stepped in, he reached for a gun and was shot. Now, someone who doesn’t trust the police would assume that this was their cover story. They were able to forensically prove that Clark did in fact grab the gun before any shots were fired.
It is said that Scott was killed because he had a broken tail light. That’s a little silly. His car may have had a light problem, but it’s irrelevant. Scott was dodging child support, and when he encountered the officer, he panicked. Video evidence shows that he did reach for the cop’s gun. The cop then shot him. Despite this, the cop has been charged with murder. Unsatisfied with already being wrong on this case, BLM has also repeatedly stated that Scott’s murderer was never charged with a crime. The opposite is true.
At last we come to the case that kick started this movement. Michael Brown was surrendering with his hands up when he was mercilessly gunned down in the street. That’s what half of Missouri claimed. This was a highly publicized case, and three separate groups performed autopsies on Brown. All three concluded that he was shot in the middle of the fight. In fact, a number of witnesses saw Brown savagely beating the police officer before shots were fired. All of this happened after Brown violently robbed a store. The evidence is overwhelming. Brown was shot in self-defense.
We could go on, but the evidence is clear. Black Lives Matter is not trying to protect an infringed minority from being murdered. They are trying to discredit the police and the establishment in general. In fact, their central website doesn’t even mention justice reform among their primary goals. It does list a dissolution of the nuclear family, but nothing about reducing police violence. This scam of a movement is dangerous. Thankfully, we have the same weapon against them that we use in the face of every liberal narrative: truth.