Over the last week, Black Lives Matter rioters and terrorists have targeted the homes of police and elected officials all over the country to try and intimidate them into surrendering to the radical racist agenda of the group. Two police chiefs and a GOP state legislator are holding firm and not giving in.
After she was harassed at her home, Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said:
“These direct actions against elected officials, and especially civil servants like myself, are out of line with and go against every democratic principle that guides our nation. Before this devolves into the new way of doing business by mob rule here in Seattle, and across the nation, elected officials like you must forcefully call for the end of these tactics.”
Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell commented after his home was targeted:
“Portlanders need to send a strong message that enough is enough. This is not forwarding the goals that are going to lead to better outcomes for people of color. This movement is really powerful, but the violence has taken away from it. … This is not what Portland is about. This is not what we need in our city.”
— KATU News (@KATUNews) August 5, 2020
On police relations with the community and police force reductions, Lovell added:
“A lot of those stops end with handshakes and conversation. And there’s a real familiarity and people miss it. We hear from a lot of people in the community saying ‘hey, we need the Gun Violence Reduction Team back. We need these officers that know our community, that know this issue of gun violence that we really relied on to help stay safe.’
As a black man and a public servant, I see that spectacle is drowning out the voices that need to be heard to make positive change.”
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Minnesota GOP State Senator Warren Limmer had his house almost invaded by Black Lives Matter and Antifa thugs:
“We were watching it on my Ring doorbell and…you get a different feeling when you see people slithering up to my front door, opening it and then pounding and yelling, demanding that I come out to greet the mob… And it really isn’t anything – that type of thing, no one in America should experience.”
A man, who was shirtless and festooned in a swim cap, bellowed as he banged on Limmer’s door, “You will come and talk to us, otherwise you will never run in (sic) office again.”
When police arrived, the mob chanted, “1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11, f— 12.”
One woman said, “the reason we’re saying f— 12 is because y’all have constantly violated and disrespected us. So don’t come here for nothing. We don’t need you, we’re not doing anything wrong. We’re protesting a man that won’t pass a bill and do the right thing.” That statement was later translated into English.
Limmer properly compared 1960s civil rights era protesters to today’s violent thugs:
“You had a rather solemn and dignified request for that freedom to be given to people in the South about desegregation and pursuing civil rights. And it was solemn, it was dignified, and it was in order. Compare that today to Black Lives Matter, when much of those rights that were fought for back in the 1960s have already been given, but now you have nothing but a loud, profane mob coming to people’s houses.”
But perhaps the main chant of the rioters described their views best: “1-2-3-4, murder, genocide and war. 5-6-7-8, America was never great.” That’s what they believe. That’s who they are.
This piece was written by David Kamioner on August 6, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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