I realize I’m a white dude and therefore am not allowed to have an opinion on this subject. If you were unaware of my particular skin pigmentation, the exit button is in the upper corner of your screen and the phone number to the Department of Justice is 202-514-2000. Be sure to call and report this heinous act of having the wrong opinion.
For those of you who can read and report internet hate crimes at the same time, at least consider a couple of points regarding the Black Lives Matter “protests” in Charlotte, NC.
First, the police officer who shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott is black. The entire premise of Black Lives Matter is that racist cops are on a killing spree against the black community in America, is it not? When it’s pointed out that the cop was black it doesn’t quell anyone’s anger in BLM. No, no, they just change the narrative or claim a widespread conspiracy. If and when that conspiracy is proven false, no one will care. This is about advancing an agenda, not serving justice.
Second, ‘Eyewitness testimony’ is something acquired in a court of law, not from unknown bystanders on the streets. The police say that Scott exited the vehicle with a gun and posed an immediate threat to everyone on the scene, justifying the shooting. Others are claiming they witnessed Scott holding a book, not a gun.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been stopped by police and immediately exited the car with a book in my hand, so I realize how frustrating it is for that to not be believed immediately. But the bottom line is that the real story will be determined in a court of law. You know, with things like… evidence. There will be dash cam footage. The gun will be presented. Actual witnesses will be put under oath to tell their stories and be cross examined. A jury, most likely with some black members, will hear all of the evidence and a determination will be made in terms of guilt.
Do not tell me that ‘eyewitness testimony’ proves he was executed when you’re really referring to some lady on the sidewalk. You’re choosing to believe that over all else because it supports your narrative – which is stupid and irresponsible. We found during the Michael Brown trial that the ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ narrative – something substantiated by random people on the street described as giving eyewitness testimony – was a lie.
Finally, is it possible that a group that has had over $100 million invested in it wouldn’t stop at telling a few fibs here and there to advance itself? Seems reasonable to me. I contend that Black Lives Matter doesn’t really care what happened, who it happened to, or what should actually be done about it. That isn’t difficult to argue considering their response to ‘injustice’ is to start a riot and burn down their own community. Is it serving justice to Keith Scott when you break a store window and steal the cash from the register of some innocent store owner? Is it justice when you throw rocks from an overpass at cars driving by? For God’s sake you jerk-offs, you could kill a mom and her babies doing that. Does that equate to justice?
I suspect there are those who sincerely believe that America has a race problem that needs to be addressed, although I would make the case that the evidence is not in their favor. However, I’m certain that you won’t be taken seriously until you separate yourselves from Black Lives Matter which has proven itself to be nothing short of a domestic terrorist organization that really just doesn’t give a crap about anyone but themselves.