BLACK LIVES MATTER: FROM A LIE TO A REVOLUTION
by Paul Mirengoff at PowerLine:
“The Black Lives Matter movement emerged as a force just about a year ago, following the killing of Ferguson, Missouri thug Michael Brown by a white police officer who was defending himself. The movement was predicated on a lie, namely that Brown was murdered without justification after he declared “hands up don’t shoot.” The Obama Justice Department would demonstrate the falsity of this claim.
The larger lie behind the Black Lives Matter movement is that American police officers are“executing” Black men. The evidence does not support this slander. Indeed, the evidence apparently doesn’t even support the more plausible claim that police officers, as a result of overreaction to perceived threats, are killing more Blacks than a completely race-neutral response would cause them to.
But the biggest lie of all is that the Black Lives Matter movement is a reaction to the loss of Black lives at the hands of the police. This was pretty evident from the outset. As a longtime observer of, and one time participant in, left-wing protests, the unrest in Ferguson seemed to me to have all the markings of generalized left-wing agitation opportunistically grafting on to the understandable protest over an unfortunate event…..” Please read on: