Black Lives Matter rioters claiming systemic racial discrimination is killing black people have laid siege to largely black Charlotte, North Carolina, after a black cop who reports to a black police chief shot and killed a black suspect who reportedly refused to drop his handgun.
There could be a dark side to the rioting:
With Election Day only weeks away, it is possible the chaos … is part of a left-wing get-out-the-vote effort to foment unrest in the state’s black communities. Remember that Democrat Barack Obama narrowly won the vitally important battleground state in 2008 and narrowly lost it in 2012.
It is entirely possible that the whole exercise in civil unrest was engineered or at least exacerbated by professional left-wingers trying to win the state for Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Riots, of course, are the stock in trade of radical speculator George Soros, the preeminent funder of the Left who has given generously to Black Lives Matter. Soros has a long history of underwriting violence and civil unrest not just in America but all over the world.
Leftists are now claiming rioting is political speech (but presumably only for them):
Black Lives Matter ringleader DeRay Mckesson describes rioting as “a cry for justice.” He told Yale students that “looting for me isn’t violent, it’s an expression of anger,” and that “The act of looting is political. Another way to dissolve consent. Pressing you to no longer keep me out of this space, by destroying it.”
But regardless of what leftists say, there is no right to riot. “Although the right to peacefully protest is enshrined in the Constitution,” law professor John F. Banzhaf III writes, “there is no constitutional or other legal right to commit criminal acts to make a point.”
And obviously, claims by activists that this shooting death in an un-racist city is an example of systemic discrimination against African-Americans are borderline ridiculous.
Obama promised all that racial healing, but delivered the opposite:
This kind of rioting has become commonplace in President Obama’s second term of office and it has his personal blessing.
Obama typically tries to have it both ways by denouncing the violence in front of television news cameras and then encouraging it by saying the rioters’ cause is just. After a Black Lives Matter-sympathizing sniper killed five cops in Dallas this summer during an anti-police protest, cold-as-ice Obama even had the audacity to attend their memorial service and lecture the dead men’s widows about police brutality. …
Obama’s oft-repeated reflexive response to Black Lives Matter violence is a backhanded but unmistakable call to arms in which the president encourages physical attacks on the nation’s police officers, the overwhelming majority of whom are decent hard-working people without a racist bone in their bodies. Many cops are shirking their duties because they are quite justifiably afraid of being called racist. This is called the “Ferguson effect,” because it took hold after a police shooting of a black suspect in the St. Louis, Mo., suburbs led to huge race riots and catapulted the racist Black Lives Matter movement to national and international prominence.
Hillary is more of the same:
Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has become arguably worse than Obama in recent months, pandering in an even more extreme way to violent mobs and excusing crimes committed by black Americans. The Democratic National Committee, the governing body of the Democratic Party, supports race riots. The DNC officially endorsed Black Lives Matter a year ago. …
Black Lives Matter is violent and racist:
Black Lives Matter isn’t just a movement: It is a dangerous cult animated by a hatred of normal American values. Its members idolize convicted, unrepentant black militants and cop-killers Assata Shakur and Mumia Abu Jamal and have declared “war” on law enforcement. Its members openly call for police officers to be assassinated.
In legal terms, it functions as a domestic terrorist organization. A Black Lives Matter supporter, Micah X. Johnson, murdered five Dallas area police officers in cold blood at a protest march in July. As I’ve written before, it is well past time for the leaders of Black Lives Matter to be jailed and for the violent organization to be dismantled. …
Perhaps if our next president isn’t an America-hating leftist something can finally be done about the scourge of Black Lives Matter.
UPDATE: US DOJ Sends Same Unit to Charlotte That Helped Ferguson, Baltimore Rioters Organize, by David Steinberg.
In moments of social unrest featuring violence and crime, one would expect the only proper role of the taxpayer-funded federal government is to quash the disturbance.
However, a unit of progressive attorneys within the Department of Justice has been at the center of every significant riot during the Obama administration, and this unit — the Community Relations Service, or CRS — was not at those scenes to protect the safety of all citizens.
In fact, the CRS was caught encouraging the chaos. Not only did CRS side only with the protesters and not with law enforcement, they actively facilitated the protests, even as they were turning violent.
Additionally, this same unit has a serious fraud and corruption problem. CRS came under fire this year for internally generated charges of incompetence, out-of-control management, and abuse of taxpayer funds.
hat-tip Stephen Neil