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Black Lives Matter militants set fires at police station over arrest video — and lone cop faces down mob

Black Lives Matter militants — angry over video they say shows South Carol?na police using excessive force while arresting two black men — set fires Wednesday night outside the Rock Hill Police Department and surrounded a lone officer who was trying to protect arriving firefighters.

What are the details?

WCNC-TV reporter Hunter Sáenz was at the protest outside the police station and posted video of fires being set. He noted that a woman on a loudspeaker told fellow protesters to block the street so firefighters couldn’t get in if they responded.


Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @Hunt_Saenz

Soon a lone police officer arrived, exited his patrol car to protect arriving firefighters — and he was quickly surrounded by a mob of about 50 angry protesters.

One of them threw what appeared to be a water bottle at the officer, hitting him in the chest or shoulder — although Saenz said it appeared to be a rock:

WCNC-TV said Rock Hill Police Department just before 11 p.m. declared the protest an unlawful assembly and called for people to disperse. The station added that protesters gathered near a line of SWAT officers in riot gear at 11:38 p.m.; protesters later were heard shouting, “No justice, no peace.”

Around 12:20 a.m., a protest leader on a megaphone told other protesters to go home and plan to return later Thursday, WCNC said, adding that protesters began leaving.

What were the arrests all about?

Just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, police pulled over a car for making an illegal turn and changing lanes unlawfully, the station said. The driver, Ricky Roderick Price, was heard talking on his cellphone to his brother, Travis Price, as officers approached the vehicle, WCNC said.

Police said based on Ricky Price’s previous interactions with officers, a K-9 was called for a vehicle sniff, the station said. Officers during their search found two bags of marijuana hidden in the driver’s door panel and a 9 mm pistol in the back of the vehicle, WCNC said., after which Ricky Price was placed under arrest and handcuffed.

Then Travis Price showed up, approached officers, tried to take his brother’s belongings into his possession, and was told to move back, police told the station.

Police said Travis Price used his body to bump officers backward and continued to try to get near his brother and reach for his belongings, WCNC reported.

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At that time, Travis was told he was under arrest for interfering, and physically contacting officers and while officers attempted to put Travis in custody, he allegedly shoved officers and refused to comply with orders to place his hands behind his back. At that point, officers pushed Travis against a large tank and told him to put his hands behind his back. As officers attempted to gain control of Travis, both officers and Travis went to the ground.

At the same time, as other officers collected jewelry from Ricky, he requested his jewelry items be passed to someone else on the scene. According to officers, as they worked to remove his handcuffs in order to remove his jewelry, Ricky attempted to flee and threw several punches; one of those punches struck an officer.

The police department said the K-9 … was then “deployed as a display of force to gain compliance.” As the handler maintained control of the K-9, Ricky continued to attempt to escape from officers, according to the release.

As the struggle ensued and officers continued to gain control of Ricky, Ricky and several officers fell to the ground of the gas station parking lot. While on the ground, one officer delivered several punches to Ricky’s upper thigh. Police said the officer was aiming for the Common Peroneal Nerve to gain compliance. According to officers, the punches had no effect and Ricky “continued to resist.” The officer then punched Ricky again, this time in the nose, causing him to bleed.

Both men were then taken into custody, WCNC said, which added that while removing Ricky Price from the vehicle, officers found a Crown Royal bag where he was seated that contained crack cocaine .

Travis Price was taken to jail on a hindering police charge, the station said, adding that Ricky Price was charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, carrying a pistol unlawfully, unlawful possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent offense, and resisting arrest.

Police told WCNC that officers didn’t deploy any weapons and that the K-9 didn’t bite either suspect — but they are conducted an internal review of the incident.

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Social justice nonprofit founded by Black Lives Matter’s Patrisse Cullors failed to disclose major donations: report

Blacks Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors is tied to a social justice nonprofit that failed to disclose hundreds of thousands in donations, according to a new report.

Dignity and Power Now is a self-described “Los Angeles based grassroots organization founded in 2012 that fights for the dignity and power of all incarcerated people, their families, and communities.” The nonprofit states: “Dignity and Power Now is founded and chaired by Black Lives Matter Cofounder Patrisse Khan-Cullors.”

“Patrisse Cullors decided to create a performance art piece that highlighted her brother’s story of being abused in the county jails while dissolving the disconnect between the conditions inside custody and the community outside,” the Dignity and Power Now “about” page states. “That piece became STAINED: An Intimate Portrayal of State Violence. After a year of touring the piece around Los Angeles County it became clear that audiences wanted to do more than watch the piece – they wanted to change the county jail system.”

The Dignity and Power Now/The Coalition to End Sheriff’s Violence project was created in July 2012. The Dignity and Power Now nonprofit was “created to be the principle organization for a multifaceted, trauma informed, healing, motivated movement to end state violence and mass incarceration.”

The New York Post reported that Dignity and Power Now group “received at least $225,000 in 2016, but told the IRS that the charity had not made more than $50,000 that year, according to public filings.” The report noted that “failing to meet that revenue threshold meant that the group didn’t have to file a complete federal return, which would outline all of its spending and donations.”

The social justice nonprofit was given $100,000 by the Los Angeles-based Resnick Foundation, public documents reportedly show. The donation is purportedly on the Resnick Foundation’s 2015 federal tax filings, which show the group’s spending from October 2015 through September 2016.

The donation from the Resnick Foundation, a charity controlled by billionaire couple Stewart and Lynda Resnick. The couple have a reported combined net worth of $7.1 billion. Resnick has been the chairman and president of The Wonderful Company, which owns brands including POM Wonderful, bottled water company FIJI Water, Wonderful Pistachios, and Wonderful Almonds.

Dignity and Power Now also received $125,000 from the California Initiative in 2016, according to records.

According to tax filings, the donations were filtered through Community Partners, a nonprofit that helps administer funds for grassroots charities.

The report claims that DPN also didn’t disclose the cash donations in its filings to the California attorney general, who regulates charities in the state.

“Dignity and Power Now registered with the Registry of Charitable Trusts in 2017, informing the registry that they first received funds in July of 2017,” a statement from the California attorney general’s office reads.

The National Legal and Policy Center, a conservative watchdog group, filed complaints to both the IRS and the AG in California. The group called for an audit of Dignity and Power Now’s finances.

“The obvious question is what happened to the money,” NLPC chairman Peter Flaherty said. “Given these circumstances, we believe that an audit is in order.”
Dignity and Power Now purports to speak in the name of the disadvantaged. The IRS must ensure that no one is taking advantage.”

This is the latest controversy surrounding Khan-Cullors.

Last week, Michael Brown’s father joined BLM chapters who are demanding more “financial transparency” of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation raked in more than $90 million in 2020, according to the Associated Press.

Khan-Cullors resigned last month as the leader of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation following scandalous allegations about the co-founder’s recent real estate buying binge.

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Famed theologian points to ‘demonic ideology’ behind critical race theory, BLM movement — but says a great awakening is on its way

Black theologian Dr. Voddie T. Baucham says that there is an insidious “demonic ideology” behind the teaching of critical race theory, core tenets of the Black Lives Matter movement, and more.

What are the details?

In an interview with the Daily Wire‘s Jon Brown, Baucham — an American expat who serves as the dean of theology at African Christian University in Zambia — warned that when he visits America, he is always struck by the ever-changing social temperature in the country.

“I’ve come back three or four times a year for speaking tours, and it’s always interesting to be an American expat looking back at the U.S.,” Baucham, who was born in Los Angeles in 1969, said.

In his latest book, “Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe,” the theologian states that he believes topics such as CRT and anti-racism are flash points in an ongoing spiritual war across the world and specifically in the United States.

Baucham released the book — currently the No. 1 best-seller in Amazon’s Christian Personal Growth section — in April.

“I think that’s one of the reasons that I just became so keenly aware and so passionate about writing this book, because it was really noticeable to me that things were shifting quickly and deteriorating quickly,” he told Brown. “And I’m watching families be divided, churches be divided, institutions and schools and denominations be divided over this thing. Being an expat coming back and seeing that, it was just alarming to me.”

‘Demonic ideology’

Of Baucham’s childhood, Brown said, “He remembers well the era of desegregation busing and the ravages of the crack epidemic. There, in an impoverished single-parent household in Los Angeles, Baucham eventually came to Christianity and officially converted when he was a freshman in college despite initially being drawn to the ideologies of Malcolm X and other black nationalist concepts.”

“The question of the proper order of faith and ethnicity is critical to understanding the various positions people take in the broader social-justice debate — one with which all people must wrestle, regardless of their ethnicity,” Baucham wrote in his book. “However, for black Christians, this concept has often been difficult to embrace for several reasons.”

Brown added, “When he became a Christian, he found he had to renounce [Malcolm X worldviews], but it gave him a unique discernment into the nature of CRT and other ideologies that seek to politically weaponize race and undermine faith.”

“Baucham dissects over several chapters how CRT and the social justice movement twist traditional religious categories into a means by which to assert power,” Brown wrote. “Characterizing the battles facing the U.S. as fundamentally spiritual, he deftly traces such philosophies to their origin in what he describes as the ‘demonic ideology’ of Karl Marx, Antonio Gramsci, and their neo-Marxist successors in the Frankfurt School.”

CRT, anti-racism, BLM ‘very much religious in its overtones’

Baucham added that concepts like “anti-racism” are “very much religious in its overtones.”

“But more specifically, this religion has its own cosmology, its own understanding of the way the world came to be,” he added. “This religion has its own theology and theological terminology. It has its own saints, its own priests, it has its own rituals. And it has a dogged commitment to its ideology and its theology and a punitive approach to those who step out of line. So it’s a religion, but as a religion, it offers no hope. There is no ultimate redemption in antiracism. You just have to do the work of antiracism for the rest of your life and hope you never step out of line, because if you do, then you go back to zero.”

He also argued that the biggest weapon against division and hatred is not reparations — but forgiveness.

“Antiracism knows nothing of forgiveness because it knows nothing of the Gospel,” Baucham insisted. “Instead, antiracism offers endless penance, judgement, and fear.”

Of the Black Lives Matter movement, Baucham wrote, “I see Critical Race Theory, Intersectionality, Critical Social Justice, and their antecedents — Marxism, Conflict Theory, and Critical Theory — as ‘cosmic powers over this present darkness.’ The organization is Marxist, revolutionary, feminist, misandrous, pro-LGBTQIA+, pro-abortion, and anti-family, with roots in the occult. It is unacceptable for Christians to partner with, celebrate, identify with or promote this organization.”

A great awakening

Baucham said that he has hope for the future, however, and does not anticipate a race war — but a great awakening.

“I was worried for a while that we’re moving toward a race war,” he admitted. “I don’t see that now. I see a pushback against Critical Race Theory and some of these other things, and so I’m excited about that. The other thing is, I feel like this is running out of steam. There’s only so much guilt and self-flagellation that people can go through before they finally say, ‘You know what, I’m tired.’ I think we’re at that point now.”

“Ultimately,” he added, “this is about power.”


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Liberal music composer’s career destroyed and he contemplated suicide after he was branded a ‘white supremacist piece of garbage’ for being against arson

A music composer, who is a liberal, was branded a “racist” and a “white supremacist piece of garbage” by woke critics because he spoke out against arson on social media. The cancel culture mob has reportedly been successful at destroying the musician’s professional career for the crime of tactfully pointing out that violent riots are self-defeating.

Daniel Elder is a 34-year-old composer based in Nashville, who won the Abbey Road Studios Anthem Competition in 2011 for his debut commercial album, “The Heart’s Reflection.” Elder claims that he has been blackballed by his publisher and choral directors refuse to work with him over potential backlash from a post he made on social media over a year ago.

During the George Floyd protests last summer, Elder was concerned about the rising tide of violent riots. On May 30, 2020, the riots hit close to Elder’s home in Tennessee. Criminals damaged over 30 buildings, the city’s historic courthouse was set on fire, rocks were hurled at law enforcement officers, and police cruisers were destroyed after a Black Lives Matter-inspired protest escalated into a full-scale riot.

“I saw a mob mentality around my own friends, and I worried that was what was happening on the outside, too,” Elder told Reason.

On his professional Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages, Elder wrote, “Enjoy burning it all down, you well-intentioned, blind people. I’m done.”

Elder, who had always considered himself center-left, received a tidal wave of hate from progressives over his post against burning down the city of Nashville. He was called a “racist” and a “white supremacist piece of garbage” by the outrage mob, despite Elder supporting police reform and opposing racism.

“I am a choir director and department head for the music department for a private school in Ohio,” one commenter demanded. “I want to inform you that your rhetoric surrounding the recent protests is unacceptable and my school will not be programming your music unless and until a public apology is issued.”

Another critic said, “Hope that you find a way to lose that hate in your heart.”

“Do some research and maybe some inner reflection and maybe figure out where your racist tendencies are coming from,” another person proclaimed. “You are canceled. Black lives matter!”

Some people who enjoyed Elder’s music vowed that they would never listen to it ever again.

“I’ve relatively recently become aware of your work and have enjoyed your compositions for their sensitivity and artistry,” a former fan wrote. “However, after learning of your insensitive comments on social media, however perceived as misunderstood, I’ve decided to unsubscribe from your [YouTube] channel and will no longer recommend your compositions to colleagues.”

Within 24 hours, the blowback from the seemingly innocuous post reached Elder’s publisher – GIA Publications, which is one of the biggest publishers of hymnals and religious music, plus it is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. On the morning of June 1, GIA president Alec Harris and media editor Susan LaBarr contacted Elder about issuing an apology over his social media post.

The company had already crafted an apology for Elder, which reads:

Over the weekend I made a post on my social media accounts that was insensitive and wrongly-worded. I deeply apologize for the anger, offense, and harm that this post caused. While this offense was not intended, it is what was created. For this I am truly sorry.

There is no justification that I can offer for my post. So, rather than try to offer an excuse for what was done, I offer a promise for what I will do going forward. I commit to making amends and to dialogue. I commit to continue educating myself about privilege and bias. I commit to continue seeking an understanding of the experience of others, especially the Black community. I know that working for justice requires that we each first act justly. My work begins now.

LaBarr allegedly told Elder that while “we know that you write music that promotes social justice,” this was not clear to people who had read the Instagram post.

“We’re feeling time pressure on this as some people are calling for boycotts,” added LaBarr. “It’s all very heavy.”

Elder refused to apologize for his words.

“I chose to be that guy who didn’t issue the apology,” he told Reason. “Things went from there and it wasn’t good.”

Within hours, GIA denounced Elder and announced they would no longer publish Elder’s work unless he “takes steps to publicly and appropriately address this situation.”

The views expressed in composer Daniel Elder’s incendiary social media post on Sunday evening do not reflect the values of GIA or our employees. GIA opposes racism in all its forms and is committed to do what Michelle Obama called “the honest, uncomfortable work of rooting it out.” Therefore, we will suspend future publishing with Daniel until he takes steps to publicly and appropriately address this situation. We are grateful to those who brought this to our attention and to all who continue to hold individuals and organizations to account.

Reason reached out to Harris and LaBarr “to a request for clarification as to which aspect of Elder’s anti-arson agenda they oppose,” but both executives at GIA did not respond.

Local choral directors disassociated with Elder. The composer lost friends, colleagues, and fans over the so-called “controversy,” which negatively affected his mental health. After he was canceled, Elder started seeing a therapist and a psychiatrist, and said he has needed to be “talked off the ledge” several times. He has struggled to compose new music after being a victim of cancel culture.

“My artistic wellspring is capped,” Elder said. “I think it will come back, but things have remained in quite a rough place after all this happened.”

In June 2020, Elder permanently deleted his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.

“I believe these platforms are encouraging a very dangerous division among us—a divide that is exponentially growing year-by-year—something very much out of line with what I strive to achieve as an artist,” Elder wrote on his website. “I am extraordinarily grateful for the following I have achieved in only eight years as a professional composer. Social media was valuable for advertising, but I’ve learned over the past decade that it isn’t the path towards musical and commercial success—it is merely an illusion.”

Elder said the social media platforms are causing harm to “our cultural and political relationships.”

He added, “For me the cost of social media has finally outweighed its benefits.” Elder said, “I achieved all my major successes entirely offline and you can too.”

Elder now only uses YouTube, but turns off comments on his videos.

The saga of having his professional life being robbed from him by progressives has shifted his political compass.

“Because I was exiled, I started listening to voices on the right and the center, especially these classical liberals who have been exiled from the leftist movement,” Elder told Reason. “The strange silver lining is this shook me out of my prejudices a little bit.”

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Black Lives Matter mutiny: Michael Brown’s father joins BLM chapters demanding to know what foundation did with $90 million

A group comprised of the original 10 chapters of Black Lives Matter and some newer chapters have called for the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation to provide “financial transparency” and “internal accountability.” The splinter BLM group is gaining momentum following the mutiny from the parent Black Lives Matter organization after the father of Michael Brown lent his support of questioning the motives of the Black Lives Matter foundation.

BLM10+ is the “original 10 signatories and the other chapters and organizers” that “remain steadfast in our open calls for accountability from the BLM Global Network Foundation (BLMGN) and Patrisse Cullors.” In November 2020, the BLM chapters issued a public demand for the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation to provide “financial transparency.” The BLM Global Network Foundation took in over $90 million in 2020, according to the Associated Press.

“To the best of our knowledge, most chapters have received little to no financial support from BLMGN since the launch in 2013,” BLM10+ said. “It was only in the last few months that selected chapters appear to have been invited to apply for a $500,000 grant created with resources generated because of the organizing labor of chapters. This is not the equity and financial accountability we deserve.”

A report was released last June, claiming that only 6% of BLMGN spending went to local chapters and grassroots organizations, while millions went toward travel and staff compensation.

Following the release of the damning statement against the Black Lives Matter foundation, “chapter names were promptly removed from the BLMGN website,” according to BLM10+.

The revolt by BLM chapters against the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is now in full swing. BLM10+ released a new statement this week

BLM10+ claimed that “nepotism, proximity to power, and access to resources became more important to the Network than making sure that they had a radical vision, objectives, and strategies created through a transparent, democratic decision making process and a solid foundation of shared governance and political alignment.”

“The salaries, such as those of Patrisse Cullors, other founders, and staff have never been reported to Chapters,” the press release, which is titled, “Tell No Lies,” said.

“As we labored to build grassroots movements in our communities, our engagement with BLMGN was always problematic and unsupportive,” BLM10+ declared. “We never knew who made decisions or how decision making processes were determined.”

The group said, “BLMGN has come to reflect the ‘problematic’ nonprofit industrial complex it criticized.”

“The only reason BLMGN has been able to amass millions of dollars from grants and donations is because of the pain of families who have lost loved ones to state violence and the grassroots campaigns we as local chapters and organizers have waged across the country without their support,” the news release said. “The reason control of those resources was able to be hoarded from families, chapters, and organizers is that those referred to as founders, and those close to them, allowed themselves to be elevated by the corporate media and other tools of the system that perpetuates ongoing violence against our communities.”

BLM10Plus claims to have the support of several parents of sons who were killed by police. Parents calling for BLMGNF accountability, include Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy who had a toy gun and was fatally shot in Cleveland by police in 2014; Lisa Simpson, the mother of Richard Risher, who was shot and killed in 2016 by police in Los Angeles; and Michael Brown Sr., the father of Michael Brown, who was fatally shot in 2014 by police in Ferguson.

“Families of those who were lost to police violence spoke out and also demanded accountability,” BLM10+ stated.

Last month, grief-stricken mothers blasted the BLM Global Network Foundation for “benefiting off the blood” of their sons who died from police shootings. The mothers questioned the intentions of BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors, who they say is going to “take the money and run.”

Cullors, who is a self-proclaimed “trained Marxist,” went on a real estate spending spree, which brought major suspicions on the finances of the Black Lives Matter organization. Cullors stepped down from her position last month.

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VIDEO: Black Lives Matter co-founder calls for ‘end’ of Israel

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors finds herself embroiled in yet another controversy. A newly unearthed video shows the Black Lives Matter co-founder calling for the “end” of Israel.

In the footage from 2015, Cullors is seen speaking at a panel entitled “Globalizing Ferguson: Racialized Policing and International Resistance,” which was hosted at Harvard Law School.

The panel is self-described as “a forum that brings together community organizers, attorneys, and academics to discuss the international dimension of racialized policing, violence and structural injustice.”

The description of the event asks, “What elements of these problems are transnational? Is there a role for transnational solidarity in fighting oppression? Can international human rights bodies provide vehicles of resistance? What are the possibilities and limitations of law and how can lawyers be good allies?”

“Panelists will draw on their recent experiences in taking these struggles to the UN and the inter-American system, and on their involvement in solidarity delegations to Palestine and Brazil.”

During the panel, Cullors calls for an “end” of Israel.

“Palestine is our generation’s South Africa, and if we don’t step up boldly and courageously to end the imperialist project that’s called Israel, we’re doomed,” Cullors tells the audience in the video, resurfaced by the National Pulse.

She then explains that Palestinian solidarity is “crucial” to the Black Lives Matter movement. She advises people to support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which is an anti-Israel campaign that seeks to economically cripple Israel.

Earlier this month, the Black Lives Matter organization announced it “stands in solidarity with Palestinians” because it is a “movement committed to ending settler colonialism in all forms.” The Boycott, Divestments, and Sanctions movement thanked BLM: “From Ferguson to Palestine, our struggles against racism, white supremacy and for a just world are united!”

In 2020, then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared BDS to be “anti-Semitic.”

Cullors also says, “We could have a whole conversation about the settlements that we witnessed and the stories of murder and death at the hands of Israelis and Zionists.”

In 2015, Cullors was part of a “historic” 10-day trip to the Gaza area. While there, Cullors organized an anti-Israel demonstration in Nazareth with other “top Ferguson activists,” including Marc Lamont Hill.

“In a historic trip to Palestine, freedom fighters from Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, New York, Ferguson, and Atlanta were able to witness firsthand the effects of Israeli apartheid and occupation, and to learn from the people who are actively resisting on the front lines,” the video’s description states.

“In Nazareth, the delegates decided to do a solidarity demonstration as a call for support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign that was called for by Palestinian civil society in 2005,” the video description also said.

Last week, Cullors resigned from her leadership role at the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation. Her resignation came after she was involved in several controversies, including going on a “real estate buying binge,” proudly boasting that she is a “trained Marxist,” and being overjoyed that a book she was promoting was compared to the “Little Red Book” by Chinese Communist Party leader Mao Zedong.

RELATED: Mothers say Black Lives Matter ‘benefiting off blood’ of their sons who were killed by police, say BLM founder will ‘take the money and run’

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Founder of Black Lives Matter chapter reveals he left org after learning ‘the ugly truth’ about BLM

The founder of a Black Lives Matter chapter has revealed in a newly published video that he quit the organization after he “learned the ugly truth” about the organization.

What are the details?

Rashard Turner founded the BLM chapter of St. Paul, Minnesota, in 2015. He explained in his video that he had hoped the organization would promote the dignity of black lives.

“I am living proof that no matter your start life, quality education is a pathway to success. I want the same success for our children in our communities. That’s why in 2015, I was a founder of Black Lives Matter in St. Paul,” Turner explained in the video. “I believed the organization stood for exactly what the name implies, black lives do matter.”

Unfortunately, Turner said he quickly learned Black Lives Matter the organization “had little concern” for promoting the welfare of black lives.

“After a year on the inside, I learned they had little concern for rebuilding black families, and they cared even less about improving the quality of education for students in Minneapolis,” Turner explained. “That was made clear when they publicly denounced charter schools alongside the teachers union.”

“I was an insider in Black Lives Matter. And I learned the ugly truth,” he added. “The moratorium on charter schools does not support rebuilding the black family. But it does create barriers to a better education for black children. I resigned from Black Lives Matter after a year and a half. But I didn’t quit working to improve black lives and access to a great education.”


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Black mothers of people who have been killed by police — and allegedly helped by BLM in the aftermath — are also speaking out against BLM.

Samaria Rice — the mother of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy fatally shot by Cleveland police in 2014 — accused BLM of exploiting black deaths, the New York Post reported.

“They are benefiting off the blood of our loved ones, and they won’t even talk to us,” Rice said.

Meanwhile, Tamika Palmer, the mother of Breonna Taylor, blasted the Louisville chapter of BLM in April and called it a “fraud.”

“I could walk in a room full of people who claim to be here for Breonna’s family who don’t even know who I am, I’ve watched y’all raise money on behalf of Breonna’s family who has never done a damn thing for us nor have we needed it or asked so Talk about fraud,” Palmer said.

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Republican introduces Stars and Stripes Act to ban Black Lives Matter and other ‘political flags’ from flying at US embassies

The Biden administration reportedly authorized U.S. embassies to fly LGBTQ and Black Lives Matter flags, as seen at the U.S. embassy in Athens, Greece. The gesture has prompted backlash from many, including Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-N.Y.), who introduced a new bill to prevent political flags other than the American flag from being flown outside U.S. embassies around the world.

The Republican representative from Staten Island introduced the Stars and Stripes Act of 2021, which “directs the Secretary of State to restrict the display of certain flags or banners at diplomatic and consular posts around the world.”

“It is inappropriate for President Biden and Secretary Blinken to authorize and encourage the display of inherently political flags that are in no way affiliated with the U.S. Government over American embassies overseas,” Malliotakis said,

“The American flag is a beacon of freedom and hope for oppressed peoples around the world; it should be the primary flag flown above our embassies and that is what my legislation seeks to accomplish,” Malliotakis said. “The Administration’s directive is an insult to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our flag and our nation — especially as we head into Memorial Day weekend — and it is absolutely ridiculous that legislation is needed to correct this issue.”

The bill argues against supporting Black Lives Matter because the organization has called “convicting and banning former President Trump from holding future political office” and “defunding the police.”

The Stars and Stripes Act of 2021 was co-sponsored by House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) and Reps. Ken Buck (R-Colo.), Michael Guest (R-Miss.), Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Brian Mast (R-Fla.), and Pete Sessions (R-Texas).

Secretary of State Antony Blinken shared a video that featured BLM messaging on the anniversary of George Floyd’s death.

“On the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, we remember that to be a credible force for human rights around the world, we must face the reality of racism at home,” he wrote. “By addressing our shortcomings openly and honestly, we live up to the values that we stand for worldwide.”

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Mothers say Black Lives Matter ‘benefiting off blood’ of their sons who were killed by police, say BLM founder will ‘take the money and run’

Grief-stricken mothers have come forward to accuse Black Lives Matter of “benefiting off the blood” of their sons who died from police shootings. The mothers also questioned the intentions of BLM founder Patrisse Cullors, and say she is going to “take the money and run.”

Samaria Rice is the mother of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy who had a toy gun and was fatally shot in Cleveland by police in 2014. The mother of the slain boy commented on the recent development of Cullors stepping down from her leadership role at the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation.

“I don’t believe she is going anywhere,” Rice said of Cullors’ BLM resignation. “It’s all a facade. She’s only saying that to get the heat off her right now.”

Cullors resigned following being embroiled in several controversies, including going on a “real estate buying binge,” proudly boasting that she is a “trained Marxist,” and being overjoyed that a book she was promoting was compared to the “Little Red Book” by Chinese Communist Party leader Mao Zedong.

Rice told the New York Post that she contacted the Black Lives Matter organization in a plea for help in re-opening a federal investigation into her son’s 2014 death. The mother said she exchanged a few emails with Cullors over the years, but nothing came of it.

“They are benefiting off the blood of our loved ones, and they won’t even talk to us,” Rice said.

Another outspoken critic of Cullors is Lisa Simpson, the mother of Richard Risher, who was shot and killed in 2016 by police in Los Angeles.

“Now she doesn’t have to show her accountability,” Simpson told the New York Post. “She can just take the money and run.”

Black Lives Matter reported raked in $90 million from donations in 2020, but local BLM chapters claimed they hadn’t received sufficient financial support.

Black Lives Matter’s Los Angeles chapter raised $5,000 for Risher’s funeral, but Simpson claimed she never received any of it.

In March, Rice and Simpson blasted Black Lives Matter leadership.

“We never hired them to be the representatives in the fight for justice for our dead loved ones murdered by the police,” the statement reads. “The ‘activists’ have events in our cities and have not given us anything substantial for using our loved ones’ images and names on their flyers. We don’t want or need y’all parading in the streets accumulating donations, platforms, movie deals, etc. off the death of our loved ones, while the families and communities are left clueless and broken.”

Cullors did not respond to a request for comment from the New York Post.

In April, the mother of Breonna Taylor slammed the Louisville chapter of Black Lives Matter, going so far as to label the organization as a “fraud.” Tamika Palmer, the distraught mother, unleashed a damning condemnation by saying, “I have never personally dealt with BLM Louisville and personally have found them to be fraud, Attica Scott another fraud.”

“I could walk in a room full of people who claim to be here for Breonna’s family who don’t even know who I am,” Palmer said in the since-deleted post on social media. “I’ve watched y’all raise money on behalf of Breonna’s family who has never done a damn thing for us nor have we needed it or asked so talk about fraud. It’s amazing how many people have lost focus.”

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‘We’re gonna blow your motherf***in’ head off’: Black Lives Matter protester on bullhorn threatens police

Video recorded in Kansas City on Tuesday — the anniversary of George Floyd’s death while he was in the custody of Minneapolis police — reportedly shows a Black Lives Matter protestor standing in the middle of a blocked-off intersection and directly threatening the lives of police.

“Cause we’re tired of being shot and killed because we’re gonna get pulled over for air fresheners…” the woman declared through a bullhorn in reference to one of the reasons why Daunte Wright was pulled over before he was fatally shot by Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, police while resisting arrest.

The protester continued her rant: “I’m waiting for one of those mother f***ers to pull me over. Cause baby, where I’m from we don’t give two f***s about the police.”

And then the woman — who apparently hails from Chicago — lowered her biggest boom: “Let them kill one of ours. Guess what we doing? We kill one of theirs in Chicago baby. We gonna knock on your door; we gonna blow your motherf***in’ head off.”

Here’s the clip. Content warning: Language:

How did folks react?

As you might expect, a number of those who viewed the video were less than impressed by the woman’s declarations — particularly her threat to relieve police officers of their heads via gunfire:

  • “I got a grand that says she doesn’t have a job,” one commenter quipped.
  • “I see a person that can now be charged with terrorist threats at minimum,” another user said.
  • “Direct threat on police officers lives!” another commenter exclaimed. “How is she not being arrested? America needs to take out the trash! This should be deemed unacceptable by those of any political affiliation.”
  • “How is this not an attempt to incite violence,” another user wondered. “What has this person been taught, or what has happened to her to make her think this is the way?”
  • “Why aren’t these people being canceled/employers called? Why are the Republicans so docile while the left literally screams racism and hatred,” another commenter asked. “Republicans are just as pathetic as Democrats for allowing this.”

Anything else?

John Curtis, the original poster of the above clip, also noted on Twitter that it appeared that police had ordered demonstrators out of the streets — and that the “hard ass” who made the statement about shooting police was seen speaking to officers.

Curtis also posted another video showing a pickup truck driver blaring the vehicle’s horn at protesters blocking an intersection — which resulted in a handful of protesters confronting the driver while holding signs. He noted that the driver and other motorists simply turned their vehicles around.

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Horowitz: BLM’s legacy a year later: Terror on America’s streets

This week, the Biden White House hosted the family of George Floyd to mark the one-year anniversary of his death in police custody. His brother, Philonise, expressed hope that things are “slowly” moving in the right direction and that they are “making progress” in their war on cops. However, what is not going in the right direction is justice for victims of crime thanks to the agenda spawned by their movement.

Thanks to the pandemic and less social mobility, crime has been decreasing in most countries. That is with the exception of the United States. In 2020, the U.S. was hit with another pandemic. BLM’s assault on law-and-order, in conjunction with the assault on incarceration of criminals, has led to an explosion of violence. It’s not just the 108% increase in homicides in Minneapolis, the original epicenter of the BLM rioting. It’s in nearly every major city across the country.

Perhaps gunshots ringing out during an ABC report at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis best exemplifies the evil fruits of the labor of BLM. In all the cities with strict gun control laws, shootings have become so rampant, and they have taken the lives of more black people than any crime wave in a generation.

Here are some of the latest crime tidbits from New York City, once the face of the generation-long decline in crime in America, as reported by the New York Post.

  • Comparing the week ending May 23 to the same week in 2020 (right before the BLM/Floyd effect), gun arrests dropped 24%. Not surprisingly, shootings skyrocketed by 72%. The number of gunshot victims rose by 92.6%.
  • In terms of the major crime categories, robberies were up 44.4%, felony assaults rose 35.3%, murder was up 28.6% grand larcenies were up 41.8%, and the number of stolen vehicles skyrocketed 49%.
  • Nearly every day, we hear about heinous crimes committed on NYC’s subways, with the number of crimes in the transit system up 162% relative to the final week before the BLM riots last year.

One NYPD officer, quoted anonymously by the Post, hit the nail on the head when he noted that “They could hire 10,000 cops, but it won’t matter unless the politicians change the laws and keep criminals in jail.” It’s not just about hampering and even defunding the police. It’s that violent criminals and repeat offenders are able to violate their parole with impunity. So few people get locked up anymore.

The hole in our incarceration is even more gaping than the hole in policing. This is why, despite the temporary addition of 250 police patrols to monitor the subway violence, crime continues to skyrocket. What good are the cops if the criminals just get let out of jail indefinitely for years pending a trial that rarely results in meaningful prison time, if any time at all?

The rise in violent and property crimes is harming all citizens, but ironically, the most violent crimes are all being incurred by black victims. In Atlanta, another city with skyrocketing crimes, so far this year, a staggering 291 of the 311 shootings victims were black, while just 7 were white. How come nobody ever discusses the “equity” issue when it comes to black homicide victims and the need to get tougher, not weaker, on crime in order to actually protect black lives?

The media can no longer deny the skyrocketing crime, so they seek to deflect blame onto the pandemic. But as Nicole Gelinas observes, the crime rates in most other countries actually dropped because of the pandemic, as one would expect. For example, the murder rate dropped 16% last year in London, 14% in Italy, and 2% in France – all hard hit by the virus and the ensuing lockdown policies. Japan saw its lowest murder rate since World War II and even in cartel-ridden Mexico, the homicide rate held steady.

So, what suddenly changed in the United States?

Plummeting incarceration rates, the war on the cops, mass rioting, and the loss of a criminal justice deterrent that took a generation to build. To the extent that COVID-19 had anything to do with the rise in crime, it is the result of the gratuitous prison releases that were done under the false pretense of stopping the spread of COVID-19 in jail.

Recently, Ja’Ron Smith, one of Jared Kushner’s pro-criminal henchmen who convinced Trump to make a U-turn on crime policy, wrote an op-ed calling for those people to be given permanent clemency.

How about focusing on victims of crime for once? Most importantly, such a focus would result in protecting all innocent lives, but as the crime data show, it would help black victims of crime more than anyone else. If BLM set out to kill more black people from crime, I’m not sure they could have done a better job.

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Police say four black men carried out attack in which Black Lives Matter activist was shot in head in London

Four black men carried out the attack in which prominent Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson was shot in the head Sunday during a party in London, police told BBC News.

What are the details?

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard, who is leading the investigation, told BBC News that about 30 guests had been at the party and that the four attackers dressed in “dark clothing” went into the garden “through a side entrance.”

“In the ensuing melee a firearm has been discharged injuring Sasha,” Leonard added to the network.

Johnson was taken to intensive care in critical condition, BBC News previously reported.

The Taking the Initiative Party, which Johnson helps lead, told the network that the attack followed “numerous death threats.”

But police said there was no evidence yet that the attack on the 27-year-old was targeted or that she received credible threats, BBC News added.

Imarn Ayton, a friend of the victim, told the network she did not believe Johnson “was the intended victim.”

“As far as I am aware … this incident is more related to rival gangs as opposed to her activism,” Ayton added to BBC News.

Detective Chief Inspector Jimi Tele said: “This was a shocking incident that has left a young woman with very serious injuries. Our thoughts are with her family who are being provided with support at this terribly difficult time,” according to the network.

‘The police is no different from the KKK’

As it happens, Johnson was caught on video last year giving a speech during which she noted that “the police is no different from the KKK.”

She also said police “stand around and protect statues and buildings instead of people” and that “we need a black militia.”

“We need our own political party,” Johnson also declared, adding that the “back of racism is capitalism.”

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What else do we know about Johnson?

Black Lives Matters UK said it was shocked by the shooting of “a young mother and fearless political campaigner who was at the forefront of many BLM protests last summer,” BBC News said — and that while Johnson isn’t part of BLM UK, “she impressively founded a new Black-led political party and was dedicated to resist anti-Black racism.”

The group added that “any attempt to intimidate or silence her is an attack on all of us,” the network reported.

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Black Lives Matter activist — who said ‘the police is no different from the KKK’ — shot in head in London

Prominent Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson was left in critical condition after being shot in the head in London, her political party told BBC News.

What are the details?

The Taking the Initiative Party, which Johnson helps lead, told the network she was taken to intensive care with life-threatening injuries after being “brutally attacked” early Sunday.

The party told BBC News that the attack followed “numerous death threats.”

However, police said there was no evidence yet that the attack on the 27-year-old was targeted or that she received credible threats, the network added. BBC News also said they have not confirmed her identity.

Imarn Ayton, a friend of the victim, told the network that Johnson had been at a party or gathering when she was shot but did not believe she “was the intended victim.”

“As far as I am aware … this incident is more related to rival gangs as opposed to her activism,” Ayton added to BBC News.

Detective Chief Inspector Jimi Tele said: “This was a shocking incident that has left a young woman with very serious injuries. Our thoughts are with her family who are being provided with support at this terribly difficult time,” according to the network.

‘The police is no different from the KKK’

As it happens, Johnson was caught on video last year giving a speech during which she noted that “the police is no different from the KKK.”

She also said police “stand around and protect statues and buildings instead of people” and that “we need a black militia.”

“We need our own political party,” Johnson also declared, adding that the “back of racism is capitalism.”

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What else do we know about Johnson?

BBC News said Johnson organized a Black Lives Matter protest last summer and has been a leading figure in the Black Lives Matter movement in the United Kingdom.

According to her Taking the Initiative Party’s manifesto, it describes itself as aiming “to create real change in communities across the UK by setting the agenda in government,” the network said.

The party said in an Instagram statement that Johnson is a mother of two and a “powerful voice” who had always been fighting for black people and against the injustices that affect the black community, BBC News said.

Black Lives Matters UK said it was shocked by the shooting of “a young mother and fearless political campaigner who was at the forefront of many BLM protests last summer,” the network said — and that while Johnson isn’t part of BLM UK, “she impressively founded a new Black-led political party and was dedicated to resist anti-Black racism.”

The group added that “any attempt to intimidate or silence her is an attack on all of us,” BBC News said.


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NY Times finds support for Black Lives Matter plummeted since last summer, makes zero references to months of riots

The one-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd occurs next week on May 25. Following the deaths of Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery last year, support for Black Lives Matter skyrocketed.

However, just as fast as the support for Black Lives Matter soared, the backing of the movement quickly plummeted, according to analysis from the New York Times.

The so-called “newspaper of record” investigated the sudden and startling decline in support for Black Lives Matter, but did not make any mention of the riots that burned American cities for months, which often spawned from BLM protests.

“Notably, support for the movement peaked in the immediate aftermath of George Floyd’s death and then swiftly declined,” the New York Times article read. The decline was so significant that “Republicans and white people have actually become less supportive of Black Lives Matter than they were before the death of George Floyd — a trend that seems unlikely to reverse anytime soon.”

The article, which was written by Jennifer Chudy and Hakeem Jefferson, noted that Republicans had supported the Black Lives Matter movement shortly after Floyd’s death, which shocked the authors because they label the Republican Party as “often characterized by its racial insensitivity and antagonism toward racial minorities.”

“The reason for the drop seems to be shifting attitudes among Republicans and white Americans, two large and often overlapping groups,” the NYT said.

“Some have wondered whether support for B.L.M., especially among white people, is genuine or merely virtue-signaling,” the authors suggested.

Nowhere in the New York Times article is the word “riot” found. Since Floyd’s death, there were regular riots across 140 U.S. cities. The looting and property damage from the riots, many of which were carried out by BLM supporters, are estimated to be the “most expensive in insurance history.” The riots result in at least $1 billion to $2 billion of paid insurance claims, according to data released in September.

Online commenters were quick to point out reasons why support for Black Lives Matter abruptly and massively tarnished. Twitter users noted that support crashed because of fiery riots often linked to the movement, and several scandals involving the Black Lives Matter organization, including the group being run by “trained Marxists,” one of which went on a “real estate buying binge.” Despite raising a reported $90 million in 2020, Black Lives Matter chapters allege the organization doesn’t support them financially. One BLM chapter was called a “fraud” by Breonna Taylor’s mother.

“Relatable” podcast host Allie Beth Stuckey stated, “Riots, murder and anarchy will do that.”

Washington Examiner reporter Jerry Dunleavy wrote, “The drop in support for BLM probably has a lot to do with the true idea that black lives matter being juxtaposed with the violence & rioting that accompanied many BLM protests nationwide last year as well as the BLM national org being exposed as run by shameless Marxist grifters.”

Political commenter Stephen L. Miller quipped, “Hey it turns out people hate billions of dollars in riot damages to their businesses while our media ignores and waives it away.”

Author Jim Hanson said, “Weird Maybe that 2020 long #insurrection by #BLM w/ Dozens of deaths Thousands of injuries & $2B+ in damage Had something to do with it.”

Political writer A.G. Hamilton explained, “That’s because the support was for the concept, which then got confused with the Marxist and bigoted organization of the same name and the violence that followed.”

Townhall senior writer Julio Rosas pointed out, “The word ‘riot’ does not appear once in the article but they did manage to include ‘Latinx.’ Another attempt to memory hole the massive riots from last year.”

Author and mathematician James Lindsay remarked, “This graph, frankly, shows that Democrats are willfully blind to what’s going on in the county, probably mostly because they don’t want to be accused of having ‘conservative’ views, which is a mode straight out of Maoism.”

Twitter user Comfortably Smug snarked, “Perhaps the cities being on fire had something to do with this.”

The Associated Press and NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released a poll last September that also found that support for Black Lives Matter plunged over last summer.

A Pew Research Center survey published in September found that support for public support for the Black Lives Matter movement receded.

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Skillet frontman John Cooper warns critical race theory and woke ideology is sparking a civil war in American churches

John Cooper, frontman for the Christian rock band Skillet, issued a dire warning about the damaging effects of critical race theory and woke ideologies have on Christians. Cooper says far-left ideologies are sparking a civil war in the American church.

Cooper noticed that social justice started seeping into the church around 2012, which confused the Christian rocker.

“I knew that I wanted to be a light to the world and I want[ed] to share the Gospel of Christ,” Cooper told Fox News. “And I believe a part of that is loving people, and helping the poor, and so on and so forth, but there were things about the social justice movement that gave me a lot of red flags and I didn’t quite understand what was happening. That is when I began to really delve into culture, philosophy, and those types of things.”

“I think that we had our first fully educated adult group that was totally indoctrinated in academia, into woke ideology, into social justice, into critical race theory, into all of these things – and they basically imported the secular definitions of these words into Christianity,” Cooper said. “So, people like myself and most normal people … your average person going to church didn’t realize that we were talking about two different things.”

Cooper explained that progressives alter the language and definitions of words, such as “anti-racism.”

“What kind of Christian isn’t against racism? I mean, that would be a very strange thing to not be against racism,” the Skillet lead singer said. “But I need to know what you mean when you say [you oppose racism] so that I know what I am marching for or what I am standing up for … Can we have a definition of terms? That would be really nice.”

“They were going along with the terminology without understanding what they were going into, and now I think that’s becoming very clear,” Cooper said of the woke language. “We’re having a bit of a church split because a lot of people really believe one way and a lot of people believe another way. I think we’re seeing a civil war in the American church – over social justice.”

“Critical race theory has become this bogeyman term and some people get really mad when you bring [it] up,” he continued. “So, let’s not say what critical race theory is. Let me just say what it does … CRT is responsible for a new Christian book … that is a book of prayers, including a prayer that says ‘God please help me to hate white people.'”

“A conclusion of CRT is that … majority-white churches that don’t have black leadership are racist,” Cooper said, explaining the complexities of critical race theory, and the hypocrisy of the ideology. “But if they do have black leadership, they may be racist because they’re tokenizing blacks. But if they have a black man that they believe is gifted, and they want to send him to a Bible college – after that man gets done with Bible college, if he comes back to the white-majority church and the white-majority church keeps him for their own, then they could be guilty of racism for holding talent in the white community and not sending it out to the black community. But if that black man comes back afterwards, and they send him back to the black community, it’s proof of racism because they don’t want to be under black leadership.”

As another example of CRT, Cooper cited when left-wing author Ibram Kendi, author of the book “How to Be An Antiracist,” said that Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett adopted two black children to shield her from accusations of being a racist.

The Christian rocker noted that just 10 years ago, Americans rarely talked about skin color, but “we talk about it all of the time now.”

“It has made everything in life seen through a monocausality of the color of your skin,” he said in the interview. “It’s those kinds of things that I see as a completely separate worldview than Christianity. But it is being imported into the Bible, and then people are using Bible scriptures along with that worldview – but they don’t actually go together. They’re kind of imposing a wrong worldview with the words of Christ. So, now the words of Christ don’t mean the same thing as they historically have meant.”

He said that his “woke friends” question his Christian faith if he doesn’t march for social injustices because they believe it’s a “gospel issue.”

Cooper called out Black Lives Matter for wanting to “destroy the nuclear family – that’s the opposite of what God has said.”

The musician also warned against having the “government take care of more people.”

“Well, that’s the opposite of what God says. It’s the parents’ job to govern the children,” he said. “That is your mandate from God, and you can’t buck against the design of God. You buck against the design of God, it bucks back.”

Cooper, who is the author of “Awake & Alive to Truth,” sees many of the social justice marches and protests as “performative,” and aren’t providing real solutions. Instead of marching, Cooper advises, “If you apply the wisdom of Proverbs to your life, you will thrive, and there is nothing that can stop you from flourishing because you are acting within the design of God.”

The rock star admitted, “American church did not step up as I believe she should have” in regards to condemning racism in the past.

“And we look back at that and say, ‘Man the church missed some big opportunities to be a light to the world – to have stood up during Jim Crow laws and during redlining, and during all of these various things,'” Cooper stated. “Because of that, we don’t want to be on the wrong side – we don’t want to be on the wrong side of history, and so people I think were kind of going along with a lot of the terminology.”

Cooper lamented that it is really hard to have honest conversations these days because “people are ready to fight,” but he counters the negativity by praying. “I’m not suggesting I always do a good job of this – but I always do pray that I could be full of the spirit of God in order to be gracious toward someone that I disagree with,” he said.

You can read the entire John Cooper interview on Fox News.

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Hundreds of protesters say Mayor Lori Lightfoot ‘failed Chicago’ at demonstration organized by BLM and teachers union outside her home

Hundreds of protesters marched to the home of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday to criticize her leadership of the Windy City. At the demonstration organized by over 40 organizations, including Black Lives Matter Chicago and the Chicago Teachers Union, progressive protesters grumbled that the far-left Democratic mayor failed the people of Chicago.

On the two-year anniversary of the mayor’s time in office, more than 300 protesters gathered outside Lightfoot’s home in the Logan Square neighborhood in Chicago. The demonstrators voiced their complaints about Lightfoot’s handling of several issues, including the coronavirus recovery, police reform, housing, education, the environment, and racial injustice.

Demonstrators held up report cards of Lightfoot’s performance, for which she received failing grades on all of the issues. One report card gave Lightfoot a letter grade of “F” for her policies regarding law enforcement, especially for not defunding the police.

Protesters posted photos and videos of the demonstration on social media, using the hashtag #2Years2Much, a reference to her first two years in office.

“For the past 2 years, Lightfoot’s Administration has continued to ignore the demands of its people,” Black Lives Matter Chicago wrote on its Facebook page. “This administration has failed on multiple issues – from environmental justice to education to policing to housing and COVID recovery.”

Good Kids Mad City, one of the community organizations that organized the protest and is a group for ‘black and brown youth united in fighting to end violence in our cities,” posted a video on Twitter of demonstrators chanting, “F*** Lori Lightfoot!”

“We are here to deliver Lori Lightfoot her report card that says she has failed us in every possible way,” protester Oscar Gonzalez told WLS-TV.

“It’s not enough to be black, it’s not enough to be female, you gotta be right,” Tara Stamps, a veteran Chicago Public Schools teacher, told WFLD.

The Chicago Teachers Union tweeted that its 28,000 members are “grateful and honored to be standing alongside” protesters against the Chicago mayor.

Lightfoot responded to the protest by saying, “Look, I’m the mayor of the city. There’s always going to be people who are critical. There’s always people who are going to say we’ve fallen short.”

“I can say that I’m proud of the progress that we’ve made and excited to continue the hard work to roll up our sleeves and get things done on behalf of the residents of this city,” she added.

Lightfoot is also taking fire for her recent remark that she would only be doing interviews with “black or brown journalists.”

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Former AG Barr slams ‘secular progressive orthodoxy’ in ‘government-run schools’ in first speech since leaving DOJ

In his first public address since leaving the Trump administration, former Attorney General Bill Barr criticized the “secular progressive orthodoxy through government-run schools” and suggested public funding for education may be unconstitutional given the hostility of state-funded schools toward religious believers.

“The time has come to admit that the approach of giving militantly secularist government schools a monopoly over publicly funded education has become a disaster,” Barr said at an event in Naples, Florida, according to Fox News.

The former attorney general said ideology running rampant through the public school system is incompatible with traditional Christianity and other major religions in the U.S. As such, he suggested “it may no longer be fair, practical or even constitutional to provide publicly funded education solely through the vehicle of state-funded schools.”

Barr made these remarks at the Council for National Policy’s annual meeting, where he received an award from the Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal group that defends religious liberty.

His speech touched on critical race theory being taught in the classroom as part of Black Lives Matter curricula, which he called “Marxism substituting race for class antagonism,” and also on school materials that promote the idea that gender is not immutable, but rather fluid and open to self-interpretation.

“This is not established science,” said Barr, but is rather the “moral, psychological, metaphysical dogma of the new orthodoxy.”

He called these ideas “a broadsided attack on natural law.”

“It’s monstrous of the state to indoctrinate students into alternate belief systems,” he added.

Conservatives and Republican elected officials who represent them have become increasingly concerned about what children are being taught in school as U.S. test scores show American students continuing to fall behind the rest of the developed world in reading and mathematics.

Several Republican-controlled state legislatures have passed or advanced legislation that would ban or impose restrictions on teaching critical race theory in public schools. The marxist, post-modern theory, which has roots in legal scholarship, is premised on the idea that race is a socially constructed concept historically used by white people to oppress and exploit non-white people. Proponents of the theory maintain that U.S. institutions are inherently racist because they have discriminated against minorities in the past and produced inequitable outcomes for them when compared to white people living today.

GOP states have also moved to enact laws prohibiting transgender athletes who were born males but identify as or have begun to transition to female from playing on girls sports teams.

Parents have also spoken out against sexually explicit material being taught in the classroom.

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Black Lives Matter demands ‘Palestinian liberation,’ receives praise from anti-Israel movement

The political activist organization Black Lives Matter declared this week that it supports “Palestinian liberation,” a head-nod to anti-Israeli sentiment as the war between Israel and Hamas continues.

The declaration was warmly received by an anti-Israel movement that seeks to economically destroy Israel.

What did the group say?

Black Lives Matter said it is standing in solidarity with “Palestinian liberation” because it opposes “settler colonialism.”

“Black Lives Matter stands in solidarity with Palestinians. We are a movement committed to ending settler colonialism in all forms and will continue to advocate for Palestinian liberation. ( always have. And always will be ),” the group tweeted.

In response, the movement that seeks to destroy Israel — Boycott, Divestments, and Sanctions, a movement often described as anti-Semitic — thanked Black Lives Matter for supporting their mission.

“Thank you for your solidarity. From Ferguson to Palestine, our struggles against racism, white supremacy and for a just world are united!” the group tweeted.

What is going on?

Far-left progressives have been outspoken over the last week in their support for Palestine as tensions flare between Israel and Hamas terrorists in Gaza.

The fighting started May 10 when Hamas terrorists began attacking Israel with missiles following violent clashes between Muslims and Israelis at the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

Israel has responded with a fierce military campaign, destroying key Hamas targets in Hamas-controlled Gaza. Casualties are mounting on both sides.

The war has reignited rhetoric from Pro-Palestine advocates, like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) for example, who accuse Israel of operating “apartheid states” like South Africa did for much of the 20th century.

Advocates of “Palestinian liberation” often cite Israeli’s occupation of the West Bank, which is split into areas controlled by Palestinian authorities and Israeli authorities. They also cite the ongoing sea, land, and air blockade of the Gaza Strip as further evidence, and claim Arabs in Israel are treated as second-class citizens. They also accuse Israel of committing “war crimes,” and blame Israel for Palestinian deaths.

Israel has made it clear, however, that Israeli Defense Forces take special pains to avoid civilian casualties, while Hamas terrorists use their own citizens as “human shields,” firing rockets from dense residential areas that often fail to make it across the border.

International pressure has increased for a ceasefire in recent days, but doing so would allow Hamas to win, an Israeli official said Tuesday.

“We say to stop prematurely is to give Hamas the victory it wants,” the Israeli official told ABC News. “Hamas has to come out of this defeated.”

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Democratic Rep. Cori Bush praises BLM activist who called for death of cops and popularized the ‘Fry ’em like bacon’ chant

Democratic Rep. Cori Bush from Missouri delivered a speech on the House floor, where she lauded an infamous Black Lives Matter activist who called for the death of police officers. With the Israel-Gaza conflict making headlines this week, Bush sang the praises of Bassem Masri, a Palestinian-American Black Lives Matter activist who became well-known because of his vitriolic, at times threatening, rhetoric toward cops.

On Thursday, Bush compared the “militarized occupation” in Palestine to St. Louis after the 2014 shooting of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown Jr.

“As a Palestinian, he was ready to resist, to rebel, to rise up with us as our St. Louis community mourned Mike Brown, Jr.’s state-sanctioned murder, and as we demanded an end to the militarized police occupation of our communities,” Bush said on the floor of the House of Representatives. “Palestinians know what state violence, militarized policing, and occupation of their communities look like.”

“So when heavily militarized police forces showed up in Ferguson in 2014, Bassem and so many others of our St. Louis Palestinian community, our Palestinian siblings showed up too,” the far-left Democrat said.

Following the Ferguson shooting, Masri garnered notoriety for malicious messages that he would scream at police officers. Marsi would regularly threaten police officers, and even call for their deaths.

“Coward straight pig out here b****! You gotta go. Your life is in danger homie,” Marsi yelled at cops in October 2014, according to KTVI-TV. During one BLM protest, Marsi asked a police officer, “What happens when we take your gun?”

Marsi went down the line of police officers and pointed at each one, “I’m praying for your death and your death and your death and your death.”

Masri was one of the BLM activists who popularized the notorious anti-police chant: “Pigs in a blanket! Fry ’em like bacon!”

Marsi, who had 40 arrests for traffic violations, passed away in 2018 from what Bush called a “health crisis.”

Bush called for an end to foreign aid to Israel during her speech, “That harassment, that extortion, that brutalization by heavily armed militarized presence in our community, that’s what we fund when our government sends our tax dollars to the Israeli military.”

The congresswoman suggested using those funds to support St. Louis communities instead.

Earlier this month, Bush praised the “historic” vote to defund the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and axe nearly 100 police officer positions, despite the city being one of the most violent in the world.

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Texas AG blasts ‘mob rule,’ police chief after angry driver is only person charged when Black Lives Matter militants ‘illegally shut down traffic’

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton blasted “mob rule” and Plano’s police chief after an
angry driver caught on video confronting Black Lives Matter militants for blocking traffic was the only person charged in Saturday’s incident.

What are the details?

After Paxton caught wind of the viral showdown, he issued a
statement Monday decrying “a group of radical-left armed agitators and a police chief unwilling to enforce the law.”

The Texas AG said that after “a group of militant BLM protesters illegally shut down traffic underneath a major highway,” an “Antifa-like character pulled what appears to be a gun and pointed it at the man” who had exited his car “to demand the mob clear the way.”

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Paxton added that “rather than disperse the crowd or arrest the lawbreakers, the lone police officer told” the driver who confronted the group to “go away.”

More from the AG’s statement:

I instructed one of my top deputies to contact the Plano Police Chief to get more details. What he heard paints an even worse picture than the video alone depicts.

First the Chief told my deputy that while the weapon wasn’t a pistol, it was, in fact, a “pepper ball gun.” In a separate conversation, the Chief claimed it was a “taser.” In a recent Facebook post, the department is now saying it was [an] “electronic control device.” Whatever it was, the police declined to pursue the leftist who brandished the weapon, and no charges are being pressed against him.

Second, the Chief was anxious to excuse the rioters. “You have to understand the situation,” urged the Chief. “We have to negotiate with these people. Do you expect us to mass arrest these protesters? You know that’s not going to happen.” Most law enforcement officers are ready and willing to uphold law and order. We need them to do that. But too many are held back by politically motivated leaders, crippled by the woke agitators, now aiders and abettors to liberal lunacy.

Here’s a clip of the incident.
Content warning: Language:


BLM Protestors block road in Plano, TX, get confronted by angry driver

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Paxton added in his statement that “only one person from this whole incident is being charged with a crime: The one man who told the protesters to go away. Why? For ‘assault with contact’ because he slapped a person’s hand out of his face. No one else is being charged with anything. None of the law-breaking traffic-blockers, not the guy who pulled a weapon — no one!”

The AG ended his statement by saying he’ll “never allow our beautiful Texas cities or neighborhoods to become Portland or Seattle or San Francisco because of the unchecked left. I call upon my friends and allies across the state to crack down on this lawlessness immediately. No excuses!”

What did police have to say?

Plano police
told WFAA-TV that the object in the protester’s hand is an electronic control device, which the station wrote is “commonly known as a Taser.”

Police Chief Ed Drain added to WFAA that the device was “purchased without a permit or license, and the person who pointed the device did not commit a criminal offense by doing so.”

In the video, the angry motorist appears to attempt to slap a phone out of the hand of one of the protesters. Police said in its statement that “a female reported that she was assaulted by a male who confronted the protestors. Due to the position of the crowd, the officer did not witness the assault. The officer de-escalated the situation by removing the male … from the crowd … After speaking with the victim and the suspect, and reviewing video footage of the incident, detectives filed an Assault-by-Contact charge with the Municipal Court against the male suspect,” the station reported.

Plano police told WFAA the names of the victim and suspect are not being released over concerns for their safety, and that assault by contact is a class C misdemeanor.

In addition, police told the station that the protesters were asked to disperse after the confrontation and complied. Officers also told them that obstructing traffic is illegal, WFAA reported. Chief Drain added to the station that traffic was held up for for seven minutes.

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Horowitz: Police now enforcing rather than dismantling violent BLM roadblocks

Perhaps it’s time we advocate for the police to be fully abolished after all.

Once upon a time, we conservatives would have responded to such a proposition by warning about anarchy on the streets, with citizens being attacked randomly by violent criminals and mobs. But now, we are suffering an even worse fate with police officially on duty. Our citizens are being attacked with impunity by Black Lives Matter rioters while driving in random places, including residential neighborhoods. Not only are the police nowhere to be seen in deterring and punishing those who attack motorists, they are actually protecting the illegal checkpoints set up by BLM and targeting those who defend themselves.

If this is the world we now live in, why not abolish the police for real so we can defend ourselves amid the anarchy? At this point, the only function the police are serving is to protect the murderous thugs from peaceful citizens. Joe Hall, a former Marine, learned this lesson the hard way when he was on his way home in a Portland neighborhood and had his path blocked by violent BLM protests. This could have happened to anyone and will continue to victimize innocent Americans, especially if they have conservative bumper stickers on their cars.

Hall was surrounded by a mob of people with long guns, according to the firsthand account he gave to local media. He did what any citizen would do — and took out his own pistol and pointed it at the ground as a warning. However, he hesitated and did not shoot, a decision he later chalked up to fear of prosecution due to the two-tiered justice system. Consequently, he was tackled from behind, lost control of his weapon, and was severely beaten. He was left with five broken ribs, a dislocated shoulder, a broken collar bone, a collapsed lung, and a broken eye socket.

Hall’s crime? He reportedly had a Trump sticker on his pickup truck, and that is a violation of the new government-sanctioned BLM street checkpoints, which deserves a beating and being called a Nazi.

As always, Portland police failed to intervene at all despite widespread reports across the city of violent blockades being set up on major roadways by Antifa and BLM, according to KPTV-TV. In an interview with radio host Lars Larson from his hospital bed, Hall said he had to call 911 himself to get an ambulance and police said they were aware of the attacks but did not come out to the scene. Not a single BLM marcher was arrested for blocking traffic, assault, or drawing weapons. “The first question out of them [police] was what did you do to agitate the crowd,” said Hall in an emotional interview with Larson.

In other words, police have now become enforcers of the ultimate anarchy. This is why we have police and a government in the first place – to ensure that people enjoy the liberty to travel or walk and drive freely without being attacked. Now the only purpose police serve is to defend the attackers!

Lest you think this is limited to Portland, this is in fact happening all over the country, including in red areas like Plano, Texas. There is a viral video of a man getting out of his car after BLM rioters blocked a major roadway in Plano last week right in front of a policeman. Rather than clearing the illegal checkpoint and arresting every one of the lawbreakers, the cowardly officer donning a face mask outdoors escorted the motorist back to his car to ensure he couldn’t clear the checkpoint himself.

In Stillwater, Minnesota, BLM protesters blocked one motorist from reaching his home in his own suburban neighborhood. When the motorists scuffled with the mob, the police arrested the victim and none of the mobsters. Stillwater police chief Brian Mueller told a local reporter that these people had a First Amendment right to be there, even though they were violently blocking a residential street without any prearranged permitting process with police. BLM has the right to beat, loot, and murder with impunity, but we the people have no right to life, liberty, and property, never mind self-defense.

There is an emergency for every red state legislature to immediately pass a bill protecting motorists from liability when defending themselves against the mob and creating mandatory minimums of 10 years in prison for those who attack cars on the road. Florida’s Ron DeSantis recently signed a bill doing both of those things to a degree, and several states, such as Iowa and Oklahoma, passed liability protections for motorists.

The more fundamental issue, though, is that the police are not arresting those who block the intersection and are only arresting those who defend themselves. So why do we need the police?

Worse, police are now being used to enforce unconstitutional human rights violations. Garth Gaylord was arrested outside a courthouse in Boise, Idaho, for trying to enter without wearing a mask. He was charged with contempt of court because he was denied the ability to enter his own hearing unless he covered his own breathing. This violates his Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights, but the same police who are nowhere to be seen when BLM beats innocent motorists suddenly enforce these human rights violations with alacrity.


Man Arrested For Not Wearing A Mask

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Then, of course, there is the now horrific image of police in Calgary brutally arresting Pastor Artur Pawlowski for “inciting” people to attend church during lockdown.

Watching this image and observing the uncontrolled spike in violent crime, I can’t help thinking that perhaps some of these police officers need some more BLM in their lives after all. Don’t count on us to help you out when they come after you. We will “back the blue” when they return to backing the red, white, and blue, along with the constitutional rights represented by those colors.

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VIDEO: Angry motorist confronts BLM protesters blocking busy intersection as police officer does nothing

Video of a Texas motorist confronting protesters blocking a busy intersection has gone viral. The video shows a police officer seemingly permit the protesters to block traffic from flowing through the intersection.

What happened?

The video shows a large man storming through backed up traffic to confront Black Lives Matter protesters blocking a busy intersection in Plano, Texas. The incident reportedly took place last Sunday, the Dallas Observer reported.

“Get the f*** out of my way!” the man screamed. “Where’s the godd*** cop?” He then found a cop standing by the intersection, who was seemingly allowing the protesters to block traffic.

“Get these f***ing people out of the way!” the man screamed at the cop. “They can’t be standing in the middle of the road!”

The protesters then swarmed the man as he squared up to fight. One of the demonstrators, attorney Lee Merritt, attempted to intervene to de-escalate the situation, the Observer reported. As tensions quickly rose, the officer escorted the angered motorist away from the protesters and back toward his car. The video did not show the police officer clear protesters from the intersection.

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What are the details?

According to the Dallas Observer, protesters were demonstrating after 26-year-old Marvin Scott III died while in police custody in March. Seven of the eight police officers allegedly involved in Scott’s death, which was ruled a homicide, were fired, while the eighth officer has since resigned.

Hava Johnston, who was involved in the protest, said demonstrators were making their way to a nearby Chick-fil-A when they crossed through the intersection and blocked traffic.

Johnston told the Observer the enraged motorist should have been arrested for his actions, claiming a black man would have been.

“The question is: Why wasn’t that guy treated the same way that a person of color would have been treated?” she said.

The Plano Police Department has not publicly addressed the incident.

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Michelle Obama defends Black Lives Matter, says black people live in fear

Former first lady Michelle Obama defended Black Lives Matter by explaining that she and other black people live in fear while doing everyday tasks.

She made the comments to Gayle King of CBS News in an interview to be aired on Monday.

“We know that while we’re all breathing a sigh of relief over the verdict, there’s still work to be done,” said Obama.

“Many of us still live in fear as we go to the grocery store, or worry about our — walking our dogs, or allowing our children to get a license,” she said.

She went on to specifically talk about her worries related to her two daughters, Sasha and Malia, who are 19 and 22 years old, respectively.

“Every time they get in a car by themselves, I worry about what assumption is being made by somebody who doesn’t know everything about them,” Obama explained.

“The fact that they are good students and polite girls,” she added. “But maybe they’re playin’ their music a little loud. Maybe somebody sees the back of their head and makes an assumption.”

She also said that many of the protesters don’t want to be out demonstrating but feel that it is necessary.

“All those Black Lives Matter kids, they’d rather not have to worry about this, they’re takin’ to the streets because they have to,” she continued.

“They’re tryin’ to have people understand that — that we’re real folks,” Obama said. “And the fear that many have of so many of us is irrational. And it’s based on a history that is just — it’s sad, and it’s dark. And it’s time for us to move beyond that.”

Black Lives Matter has released updated demands on Tuesday that include the permanent suspension of former President Donald Trump from running for any future political office, and also from all social media platforms.

In August the former first lady has also blamed Trump in part for depression she suffered in the last months of his first term.

Here’s more about Obama’s comments:


Michelle Obama PRAISES Black Lives Matter in new interview

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Black Lives Matter founder overjoyed her book is compared to Mao’s ‘Little Red Book’ in unearthed video

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors once was ecstatic that a book she was promoting was compared to the “Little Red Book” by Chinese Communist Party leader Mao Zedong, one of the most notorious mass murderers in history.

The unearthed video reportedly shows Cullors delivering a speech in Detroit during a United States Social Forum panel in 2010. Cullors, who would have been about 26 years old at the time, was one of five speakers who were “launching a movement-building conversation” and “building anti-racist, anti-imperialist politics in working-class communities of color.”

In the video resurfaced by the National Pulse, Cullors promotes the book titled, “The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory.” Cullors, who has described herself as a “trained Marxist,” said the radical left-wing organizing book was comparable to the “Little Red Book,” a collection of 427 quotes from Mao released during China’s Cultural Revolution to spread propaganda about communism, socialism, Marxism, Leninism, and class struggle.

“I was speaking to this young person from Arizona who’s trying to fight SB 1070, and he grabbed a book and he said, ‘It’s like Mao’s Red Book.’ And I was like, ‘Man, that’s what I was thinking,’ and it was just really cool to hear him make that connection,” Cullors said in the video. “And I was like how about you buy 10 to 15 of these books and you all have like a youth organizing group where you talk about it and you really try to engage this. We need to build off of this.”

Historian Frank Dikötter estimates that Mao Zedong’s Great Leap Forward policy led to the deaths of up to 45 million people between 1958 to 1962, far more deaths than Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin.

Also during the 2010 workshop, Cullors said racism was the cause of her father’s death.

“My father passed away in December, what I say of racism. He was only 53 years old and he passed of racism,” Cullors claimed. “Because this country killed him.”

The speaker after Cullors then promoted a workshop titled, “Socialism for the 21st Century,” which she billed as “Glenn Beck’s nightmare.”


Pt 4 Transformative Organizing Theory (USSF 2010 Workshop)

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At the time of the video, Cullors was a community organizer with the Labor Community Strategy Center, a self-described “think tank/act tank” that is “building a matching to take on the system.” The Los Angeles-based organization launches campaigns for “working class communities of color, and addresses the totality of urban life with a particular focus on civil rights, environmental justice, public health, global warming, and the criminal legal system.”

Cullors said that she joined the Labor Community Strategy Center at the age of 17 when she was “really angry.” She said, “I didn’t have a direction, I just was spewing anger.”

In 2018, Cullors told Democracy Now that the Labor Community Strategy Center was her “first political home,” and said that the organization’s founder and director Eric Mann is her “mentor.”

In the 1960s, Mann was an active member of the Weathermen, the group that later became Weather Underground, a radical left-wing militant organization. In November 1969, Mann and 22 members of the Weathermen were arrested in connection to a shooting of the police station in Cambridge, Massachusetts, according to the Harvard Crimson.

“Three men — Eric Mann, James Reeves, and James Kilpatrick — were charged with attempted murder and conspiracy to attempt murder,” the paper reported. “The rest of the 23 are being held on the conspiracy charge.”

“Mann was eventually charged with assault and battery, disturbing the peace, damaging property, defacing a building and disturbing a public assembly, for which he spent 18 months behind bars,” the New York Post reported.

During the workshop, the speakers were trying to sell copies of Mann’s book “The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory,” a 58-page paperback published in 2010. Mann defines “transformative organizing” as “left-wing organizing as characterized by militant opposition to racism, war, and the abuses of Empire, strategized by people who self-identify as revolutionary, radical, liberal, and progressive.”

According to Mann, “Transformative organizing seeks radical social change through the strategy of building an international united front to challenge the U.S. Empire.” He proclaimed that the United States is a “structurally racist, imperialist power. Driven by the need to relentlessly expand — a characteristic of advanced capitalism — it operates to control the economies, governments, and peoples of every nation, especially in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.”

Mann said the United States was “built on genocide, slavery, stolen lands, and stolen peoples.”

Mann claimed, “Transformative organizing requires the leadership of society’s most exploited, oppressed, and strategically placed classes and races” and must “put forth radical demands, and wage long-term battles.”

In 2010 Mann wrote:

With the “Tea Party” rising in popularity and the Obama/Clinton administration busy pursuing the Empire’s objectives abroad, there is an urgent need for the Left to organize and generate a new movement rooted in a creative, anti-racist, anti-imperialist politics among working class communities of color. The most effective framework for doing this is transformative organizing because: it is in revolutionary opposition to the power structures of colonialism, patriarchy, white supremacy, and capitalism in its current form, which is imperialism; it actually transforms the consciousness of people who participate in the process; and it empowers organizers to stand up to the Right, reach out to people, and take on the system.

Cullors was recently embroiled in controversy when it was revealed that the Marxist-loving BLM founder reportedly purchased four homes for $3.2 million over a short period of time. Cullors defended the property purchases by claiming that she is investing in her “family members.”

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