BLM: Mostly Peaceful

 

From the article:

The head of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York met with Eric Adams, the city’s mayor-elect, to discuss policing and warned that there will be “bloodshed” if the city returns to its pre-De Blasio model, according to a report.

And:

“If he thinks that they’re going to go back to the old ways of policing, then we are going to take to the streets again. There will be riots, there will be fire and there will be bloodshed because we believe in defending our people,” Newsome told the paper. He said that the group prays for peace but prepares “for the worst.”

You know, it’s almost as if going easy on last summer’s protesters emboldened them. (Satire filter set to on.)

Craven city leaders from coast to coast let protesters run wild, and now they threaten the cities with more violence.  The only way out of this downward spiral is massive crackdown on any protests that result in violence, including wanton destruction of property. Mayor-elect Evans knocked out all the candidates who were weak on crime, and yet this BLM leader didn’t get the message. What really stinks is that the people who suffer the most from this abandonment of public order are the people progressives claim to care about — the poor. (I know — progressives don’t really care about the poor, but they think they do.)


https://www.foxnews.com/politics/blm-leader-in-new-york-warns-mayor-elect-against-returning-to-the-old-ways-of-policing

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  1. DonG (CAGW is a hoax) Coolidge
    DonG (CAGW is a hoax)
    @DonG

    I am not a fan of “old policing” nor the trend in “non-policing”.   Hopefully the path forward is focused on “protect and serve” and less on whatever goofy metrics-driven policing is used around the country.  Metrics-driven management is good for managers, but bad for customers.

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  2. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    @SusanQuinn

    That man is evil, plain and simple.

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  3. Chuck Thatcher
    Chuck
    @Chuckles

    Just observing the masks in the photo.

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  4. Tex929rr Coolidge
    Tex929rr
    @Tex929rr

    Based on my Google search, that may actually be Mr. Newsome in the photo.

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  5. Tex929rr Coolidge
    Tex929rr
    @Tex929rr

    More detail in this NY Daily News article.  These are truly reprehensible individuals.

    Article

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  6. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    Communities should get what they want.  If Blacks do not want police in their communities then remove police from those communities.  

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  7. TBA Coolidge
    TBA
    @RobtGilsdorf

    “If he thinks that they’re going to go back to the old ways of policing, then we are going to take to the streets again. There will be riots, there will be fire and there will be bloodshed because we believe in defending our people.”

    Nice city you got here…be a shame if something happened to it. 

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  8. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    It seems to me that the only people that believe in law and police is middle class whites.  The rest do not want police or laws to apply to them.  That seems to be where we are going.  Fine, just allow the citizen to carry weapons and use them to defend them and theirs.  

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  9. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    @SusanQuinn

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Communities should get what they want. If Blacks do not want police in their communities then remove police from those communities.

    The problem is that the black people who live in those communities want the police more than ever. They have radical outsiders dictating what happens.

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  10. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Communities should get what they want. If Blacks do not want police in their communities then remove police from those communities.

    The problem is that the black people who live in those communities want the police more than ever. They have radical outsiders dictating what happens.

    Do they?  I do not seem them marching in the streets asking to support the police.  Quite the opposite.  

    Here in Louisville we had the tragic Breonna Taylor incident where the police broke into the apartment of Saint BT and shot her for no reason at all.  BLM marched and burned and harassed whites to show how much they hated police and whitey.  The government seems to support their point of view.  Fine, let them have it.  Take out the police.  I will just stay away since it is no longer safe.  

     

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  11. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    @SusanQuinn

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):
    Do they?  I do not seem them marching in the streets asking to support the police.  Quite the opposite.  

    How would you know? Do you expect them to go out in the streets to only be attacked by BLM from wherever? Do not trust your eyes.

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  12. Terry Mott Member
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):
    Do they? I do not seem them marching in the streets asking to support the police. Quite the opposite.

    How would you know? Do you expect them to go out in the streets to only be attacked by BLM from wherever? Do not trust your eyes.

    Susan is right.  Don’t assume that the people marching are from the affected neighborhood.  The Left is very good at bringing in (often paid) protestors from all over the country and making it look like a grassroots demonstration.  They know their allies in the media will cover for them.

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  13. Tex929rr Coolidge
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    @Tex929rr

    Susan Quinn 

    The problem is that the black people who live in those communities want the police more than ever. They have radical outsiders dictating what happens.

    You beat me to it.  As I said in the original post, people in these beat down neighborhoods suffer the most from this political violence.  They already live in fear of these thugs; now government inaction in the face of threats from mostly white protesters leaves law abiding poor citizens in abject fear.  

     

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  14. Fritz Coolidge
    Fritz
    @Fritz

    Sounds like there just might be an actual conspiracy to initiate mayhem underway, so as to intimidate the mayor-elect. Hope there are still some LE undercover infiltrators into BLM and antifa so when the first molotov cocktail flies, the whole gang and their ringleaders can be swiftly rounded up. I won’t hold my breath.

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  15. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):
    Do they? I do not seem them marching in the streets asking to support the police. Quite the opposite.

    How would you know? Do you expect them to go out in the streets to only be attacked by BLM from wherever? Do not trust your eyes.

    Yes, yes, I can’t believe my lying eyes or my lying ears or your my experience.   

    When I start seeing more blacks / low income saying they want police I may believe it.  When I see that they start helping police to catch criminals and stop hiding them or lying for them I may believe that community wants some law.  What I see is BLM comes in and rabble rouse and the local community joins in on the fun and the looting.  All I think is that a community should get what it wants.  

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  16. TBA Coolidge
    TBA
    @RobtGilsdorf

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Communities should get what they want. If Blacks do not want police in their communities then remove police from those communities.

    The problem is that the black people who live in those communities want the police more than ever. They have radical outsiders dictating what happens.

    Do they? I do not seem them marching in the streets asking to support the police. Quite the opposite.

    Here in Louisville we had the tragic Breonna Taylor incident where the police broke into the apartment of Saint BT and shot her for no reason at all. BLM marched and burned and harassed whites to show how much they hated police and whitey. The government seems to support their point of view. Fine, let them have it. Take out the police. I will just stay away since it is no longer safe.

    It would be unfair to assume that demonstrators are just jobless singles with nothing better to do than shout slogans, but it seems reasonable to assume that people with jobs and family responsibilities are not out demonstrating and that their views are unaccounted for.

    Edit: The above was more than already covered.

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  17. kedavis Member
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):
    Do they? I do not seem them marching in the streets asking to support the police. Quite the opposite.

    How would you know? Do you expect them to go out in the streets to only be attacked by BLM from wherever? Do not trust your eyes.

    Do we know who those areas voted for to be mayor?

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  18. Ekosj Member
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    @Ekosj

    Let’s see … threats of mayhem, rioting, fires and bloodshed unless they get what they want … now THAT sounds like domestic terrorism.   But I don’t suppose anyone in the media or politics made mention of that.

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  19. Flicker Coolidge
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    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    Based on my Google search, that may actually be Mr. Newsome in the photo.

    Yes, that looks like Wally Newsome in the photo.  You know his name is really Walter but he goes by Hawk because Wally is so dweebish.

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  20. Stad Coolidge
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    @Stad

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):
    It seems to me that the only people that believe in law and police is middle class whites. 

    I’ve seen poll after poll that says blacks in urban areas want more policing, not less.  However, their voices are drowned out by the elected “leaders” who supposedly know what’s best . . .

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  21. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    Based on my Google search, that may actually be Mr. Newsome in the photo.

    Yes, that looks like Wally Newsome in the photo. You know his name is really Walter but he goes by Hawk because Wally is so dweebish.

    There was a great relevant scene in the show “Action!” starring Jay Mohr, but sadly no clips seem to be available.

    But at least imdb has a quote from that bit:

     

    Dick ‘Rene’ Marcellus: Wendy, how many times do I have to tell you. never call me Rene when I’m trying to intimidate the white man!

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  22. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Stad (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):
    It seems to me that the only people that believe in law and police is middle class whites.

    I’ve seen poll after poll that says blacks in urban areas want more policing, not less. However, their voices are drowned out by the elected “leaders” who supposedly know what’s best . . .

    Do we know who those areas voted for to be mayor?  I mean, blacks typically vote 90%+ for Democrats who want them to have LESS policing.  Instead of saying one thing but voting another, maybe they should try voting for what they say they want?

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  23. Jim McConnell Member
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    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Let’s see … threats of mayhem, rioting, fires and bloodshed unless they get what they want … now THAT sounds like domestic terrorism. But I don’t suppose anyone in the media or politics made mention of that.

    Maybe someone should alert AG Garland to this by asking him to read the NY Post. Or get the White House staff to help draft a letter to the DOJ.

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  24. Fritz Coolidge
    Fritz
    @Fritz

    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Let’s see … threats of mayhem, rioting, fires and bloodshed unless they get what they want … now THAT sounds like domestic terrorism. But I don’t suppose anyone in the media or politics made mention of that.

    Maybe someone should alert AG Garland to this by asking him to read the NY Post. Or get the White House staff to help draft a letter to the DOJ.

    Nah, the NY Post is icky. Anything not in the NY Times or the Washington Post, it falls “outside his purview”.  (h/t Robert Mueller)

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  25. Michael Minnott Member
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    Now that Trump is out of office and Biden installed in the White House, I wonder if BLM and Antifa violence will still be indulged.  I guess it depends on the status of those groups within the left; useful idiots, or enforcers.

    If they were merely useful idiots used to undermine Trump, any further violence will not be tolerated even by lefty mayors and DAs.  They are now no longer useful and can be disposed of.

    If they are enforcers, the Democrat Party’s goon squad, then they’ll continue to get a pass for their violence.

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  26. Randy Webster Member
    Randy Webster
    @RandyWebster

    Tex929rr: (I know – progressives don’t really care about the poor but they think they do.)

    They say they do.

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  27. TBA Coolidge
    TBA
    @RobtGilsdorf

    Michael Minnott (View Comment):

    Now that Trump is out of office and Biden installed in the White House, I wonder if BLM and Antifa violence will still be indulged. I guess it depends on the status of those groups within the left; useful idiots, or enforcers.

    If they were merely useful idiots used to undermine Trump, any further violence will not be tolerated even by lefty mayors and DAs. They are now no longer useful and can be disposed of.

    If they are enforcers, the Democrat Party’s goon squad, then they’ll continue to get a pass for their violence.

    Igniting a mob is easy, controlling the blaze is not. 

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  28. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    Based on my Google search, that may actually be Mr. Newsome in the photo.

    I believe it…

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  29. Blondie Thatcher
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    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Let’s see … threats of mayhem, rioting, fires and bloodshed unless they get what they want … now THAT sounds like domestic terrorism. But I don’t suppose anyone in the media or politics made mention of that.

    And if you or I said that on Twitter, we’d get banned. Imagine what would happen if we said it to an elected official. Hell, they impeached DJT for less. 

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  30. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    TBA (View Comment):

    Michael Minnott (View Comment):

    Now that Trump is out of office and Biden installed in the White House, I wonder if BLM and Antifa violence will still be indulged. I guess it depends on the status of those groups within the left; useful idiots, or enforcers.

    If they were merely useful idiots used to undermine Trump, any further violence will not be tolerated even by lefty mayors and DAs. They are now no longer useful and can be disposed of.

    If they are enforcers, the Democrat Party’s goon squad, then they’ll continue to get a pass for their violence.

    Igniting a mob is easy, controlling the blaze is not.

    Sure it is.  Mobs tend to break fast when bodies start dropping.  Controlling a blaze is possible as long as the 2nd stands.

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