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#BlackLivesMatter | False charges of racism, Charlotte is burning, and more

Smearing the South with false charges of racism
By James D. Agresti | 20 Sept 2016
 
Blunt accusations of racism have become a common feature of public discourse over the past few years. With this, the views of both whites and blacks about the state of race relations in America have sunk to the lowest levels they have ever been since Gallup began polling on this issue in 2001.
Beyond claims that specific individuals are “racist,” certain media outlets, activists, and politicians have leveled this charge at broad groups of Americans. For example:
• The editorial board has declared that “many” of the nation’s 900,000 “police officers see black men as expendable figures on the urban landscape, not quite human beings.”
• Hillary Clinton recently stated that “half” of Donald Trump’s supporters are a “basket of deplorables” who are “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic—you name it.” She later walked this back a little by writing that she regrets saying “half.”
• The official website of #BlackLivesMatter contends that “virulent anti-Black racism … permeates our society.”
Such claims frequently conflict with documented facts about race and violence, the use of lethal force by police, and the nature of racial income disparities. Hence, false allegations of racism can often be thoughtfully dismissed by rational and informed people.
 
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Charlotte Burning
By Matthew Vadum | September 22, 2016

Soros-funded Black Lives Matter inflicts its terror in a sleepy Southern city.

Black Lives Matter rioters claiming systemic racial discrimination is killing black people have laid siege to largely black Charlotte, North Carolina, after a black cop who reports to a black police chief shot and killed a black suspect who reportedly refused to drop his handgun.
 
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#BlackLivesMatter | The REAL reason for Charlotte riots

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By Mychal Massie | 26 Sept 2016

Mychal Massie says ‘social injustice’ has nothing to do with the violence

 
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The smoke and stench of destruction by blacks with no sense of moral propriety rising in the air over Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina, can be seen for miles. The images of the violence they have perpetrated and the appalling screeds that flowed from their mouths like a severe case of encopresis have been broadcast worldwide.
 
The abhorrent barbarism that has shaken Charlotte is being attributed to the police shooting and killing of Keith Lamont Scott. But that is the red herring used to silence truthful criticism and justify animalistic behavior. It may have been a secret to the rest of America, but it was no secret to those in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area that Scott had a two-decade-long history of gun violence, which included the shooting at police officers in Texas. But as is typical in instances like this, the most violent of offender is immediately heralded to be worthy of sainthood, their lengthy criminal histories notwithstanding.
 
The riots, which where in large part free shopping sprees, were not about justice; if they had been about justice, the rioters would have helped police get Scott off the streets long before he signed his own death warrant by disobeying commands by police to drop the gun he was brandishing. It should also be noted that Scott was breaking the law having the gun because legally he could not purchase and carry a firearm with his criminal history – which means he had to have purchased the firearm illegally from another street thug. But I digress.
 
The shooting of Scott was the excuse used to promote violence and racist vitriol by blacks. The late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y.. once said: “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” That observation segues perfectly to Moynihan’s profoundly insightful observation:

 
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Keith Scott WAS carrying a stolen gun, police say

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By Clemence Michallon For Dailymail.com
Published: 18:16 EST, 26 September 2016 | Updated: 22:06 EST, 26 September 2016

And his wife filed for a restraining order against him saying he was armed, violent and had threatened to kill her

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Keith Scott was carrying a stolen gun when he was shot and killed during a confrontation with police in Charlotte, North Carolina, authorities have said.
 
The gun was reported stolen after a breaking and entering, according to the police.
 
A breaking and entering suspect told agents at the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives that he had sold the gun to Scott, ABC 11 reported Monday. He is now in custody.
 
Scott’s wife Rakeyia, who filmed her husband’s killing on Tuesday, had filed for a restraining order against him and had told authorities he carried a gun, hit her as well as one of her children and had threatened to kill her, records have shown.
 
Rakeyia detailed her husband’s behavior in the filing in October last year. She said he had hit her and one of her children.
 
‘He hit my 8 year old in the head a total of three times with is [sic] fist,’ she wrote on the form published by TWC News.
 
‘He kicked me and threaten [sic] to kill us last night with his gun. He said he is a “killer” and we should know that.’

 

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#BlackLivesMatter | More Protests, Assaults, and it’s a war zone in Charlotte

War zone in Charlotte: White man begs for mercy as he is beaten while a reporter is nearly dragged into a fire by rioters as people are told to stay home from work after police shooting of black father
By Wills Robinson and Martin Gould In Charlotte, North Carolina For Dailymail.com
Published: 09:03 EST, 22 September 2016 | Updated: 15:31 EST, 22 September 2016


Disturbing videos have emerged of protesters brutally attacking white bystanders in Charlotte as violent demonstrations continued to engulf the city, 48 hours after a black man was shot dead by police.
A man was dragged and beaten by a mob while begging for mercy, an unconscious photographer was almost tossed into a fire, and a CNN correspondent was slammed to the ground in the midst of the chaos.
It was the second night of unrest following the deadly shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, 43, by African-American cop, Brentley Vinson, 26, at an apartment complex on Tuesday afternoon.
Police said 44 people were arrested for a variety of crimes such as assault, breaking and entering, and failure to disperse. At least 14 people, including five cops, were taken to hospital.
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency and has called in the National Guard after clashes on Wednesday night.
Major companies with offices in the downtown area – including Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Duke Energy – told employees not to come into work on Thursday.
Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts had considered putting a curfew in place in a bid to control the disorder, which is set to continue, but police have said they don’t think the restrictions are needed.
Roberts added that Scott’s family will be shown the video of the police shooting on Thursday, but it will not be released publicly.
Many businesses and buildings, including the NASCAR Hall of Fame, were hit by vandals and looters.
 
The Numbers Are In: Black Lives Matter Is Wrong about Police
Ever since the explosion of the Black Lives Matter movement, Americans have been bombarded with assertions that black men face a unique and dangerous threat — not from members of their own community but from the very law enforcement officers who are sworn to “serve and protect” them. Hashtags such as #DrivingWhileBlack and #WalkingWhileBlack have perpetuated a narrative that black Americans risk being gunned down by police simply because of the color of their skin. Using individual anecdotes of police misconduct and the now-discredited “hands up, don’t shoot” rallying cry, Black Lives Matter has built a case that American police are out of control.
 
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