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Tag, You’re Racist! Richard Sherman on Black Lives Matter

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What is Black Lives Matter about? Victims like those at the church in South Carolina? Or Michael Brown? Has crime increased or decreased in Ferguson and Baltimore since BLM activism? Have relations between police and black communities improved? Seattle Seahawk Richard Sherman weighs in:

Protest in Olympia

Sherman says:  “I don’t think any time’s a time to call out for an all-out war against police or any race of people.”

“Dealt with a best friend getting killed … it was two 35-year-old black men. Wasn’t no police officer involved, wasn’t anybody else involved, and I didn’t hear anybody shouting ‘black lives matter’ then…and I think that’s the point we need to get to is that we need to deal with our own internal issues before we move forward and start pointing fingers and start attacking other people.”

These black lives matter. BLM, you listening?

“I don’t think all cops are bad. You know, I think there’s some great cops out there, who do everything in their power to uphold the badge and uphold the honor and protect the people in society. But there are bad cops, and I think that also needs to be addressed….But these are things a lot of us have dealt with our whole lives. And I think right now is a perfect time to deal with it. The climate we’re in…everybody’s being more accepting…we’re humans. So, it’s up to us to stop it. Thank you.”

These guys stole beer, committed assault, and threatened an officer. Why does BLM support them?

Priorities:  BLM too often backs “unarmed” men  that have committed violent crimes. BLM blames police, though what should be obvious is more police cooperation with minority communities would benefit black lives (if you really think they matter). For example, BLM mobilizes when men, such as two in Olympia, rob and commit assault, (HuffPo -shooting justified). BLM exacerbates the problems of minorities by creating a false narrative.

Bottom Line:  BLM praises the Olympia criminals and Michael Brown types. But real victims like Emmett Tills, the South Carolina church goers, or those murdered by gang violence in places like Chicago need someone to stand for them. Because when too often you stand behind criminals, you say “Black lives don’t matter.”

Revisit Shermans’ words:  Dealt with a best friend getting killed … it was two 35-year-old black men. Wasn’t no police officer involved, wasn’t anybody else involved, and I didn’t hear anybody shouting ‘black lives matter’…

Further:  “Why Black Lives Matter Isn’t What You Think” – The Wesleyan Argus
Assault charges for two Olympia shoplifters shot by cop” – Reuters
Wesleyan Student Writes Column Criticizing BLM” – Jonathan Turley
Black Lives Matter Is Living in the Past” – John McWhorter, The Daily Beast
Black Lives Numbers Are Bogus” – Deroy Murdock, NY Post


Written by Caleb Powell

September 21, 2015 at 10:10 pm

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  1. Emmett Till committed sexual assault.

    Mike Del Sol

    September 23, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    • Not really sure why you’re trying to justify the murder of Till.

      Till’s “sexual assault,” even today, would be a stretch. Even the woman, Ms. Bryant, said that he tried to “hold her hand.”

      Caleb Powell

      September 23, 2015 at 4:24 pm

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