Contrary to the “peaceful protester” mantra Democrats have been spouting since March, violence began months ago when demonstrators rallying against police shootings started tearing down statues.
Violence is not isolated to hurting a human being. Any behavior involving physical force which is intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something is a violent act.
It was only a matter of time before the violence against public and private property devolved into murders of perceived enemies. Six months later, America’s cities are on the brink of civil war fueled by the Black Lives Matter movement.
A still unidentified man, who was only introduced as “our president,” addressed the “Justice for Jacob” rally in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Saturday. He delivered an alarming message signaling that the movement was getting ready to move beyond removing and destroying statues, vandalizing property, injuring and attempting to murder police and its most recent itineration — looting. They are now moving to exact vigilante justice.
“I love being black. I love black people. I know some of you may not want to say that … You tell us how to behave when you have taken our lives,” he said.
“The black man is worth something. His life is worth something. I have to say god damn it — if you kill one of us, it’s time for us to kill one of yours. I know everybody don’t want to hear that. But damn why are we the ones who have to keep burying ours and got to keep clean for you to see us as being human? We ain’t never did nothing to nobody,” the speaker concluded.
Blake, a 29-year old black male, was shot seven times in the back last Sunday by a white Kenosha police officer after a domestic violence police call. He is now paralyzed from the waist down. Since violence erupted over the incident several people have been killed.
A man, purported to be a Trump supporter because of his attire, was shot dead in Portland, Oregon on Saturday night as tensions between pro-Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter counter-protesters boiled over. The victim was pictured lying on the ground wearing a Patriot Prayer baseball cap associated with a group that claims to defend the interests of American Christians, fight corruption, big government, and tyranny.
Late Tuesday night, two men were killed and another man was wounded in Kenosha while chasing 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse from Antioch, Illinois. He is facing multiple homicide charges, according to court records.
Blake’s family has called repeatedly for peace. His father, also named Jacob Blake, urged the protesters to stop the violence and destruction. “If we tear it up, we have nothing,” Blake Sr. said.
“I don’t want you all to be homeless. I don’t want you to be store-less. I don’t want you not to be able to buy your sons, daughters and grandbabies the food and the milk that they need … show them for one night, we don’t have to tear up nothing.”
President Donald Trump is hoping to meet with Blake’s family during a visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin scheduled for Tuesday. He is expected to “meet with law enforcement and survey damage from recent riots,” the White House said on Saturday.
The president’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump told Fox News Sunday’s host Chris Wallace that Trump has reached out to Blake’s family and wants to meet with them.
“He’s reached [out] to the Blake family. I don’t know if they were able to connect yet. And I don’t know for sure if that’s on the agenda,” Trump said. “I’m sure, given the opportunity, he’ll be more than happy to do that. But I haven’t gotten that information just yet,” she added.
Blake’s mother “missed” a call from the president earlier this week while Blake’s father told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on New Day last Friday, it’s too late for Trump to call. “He should have called four days ago like Joe Biden,” Blake Sr. said.