The Black Lives Matter movement will develop an armed branch of “peace officers” to combat police brutality in black communities during the so-called war on police, according to one of its leaders.
Protests broke out across the country following the death of unarmed Minneapolis black man George Floyd while in police custody, bringing the BLM movement back into national focus. In an interview with the Daily Mail, BLM New York chapter Chairman Hawk Newsome described how the group plans to follow in the footsteps of the Black Panthers Party by matching fire with fire – when necessary.
The move is reminiscent of the Black Panthers Party, which created “peace officers” who open-carried firearms while patrolling black communities in order to deter police brutality. Newsome confirmed that the BLM “peace officers” would also be armed and open carry guns in states that allow it.
They also have their own “security” to keep their “rallies” quiet.
That’s impossible as we’ve seen in the last couple of months.
They also say that they fight against police brutality and racial inequality but a video that surfaced from last night shows BLM “security” as he knocks a man to the ground, hits him, and puts him in an elbow choke to force him out of the public rally.
— Kitty Shackleford (@KittyLists) October 1, 2020
It’s funny how they want to defund the police and then have their own police acting like this.
Raise your voice against riots, statue smashing, police acquiescence, political opportunism, and the accompanying corporate virtue-signaling; express any kind of concern at all about the street activism and divisive identity politics that appears so potent, and you run the risk of being accused of racism.
And in many occupations, merely the accusation of racism, never mind a proof of it, can be enough to cost you your job.
This chilling effect on free speech and debate is no accident.
As this article points out, BLM has been masterfully designed to, not only promote its agenda, but to silence and shame any opposition.