Today on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends”, in light of the recent targeting of law enforcement officers including this weekends murder of Texas deputy Darren Goforth, co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck asked National Review’s Kevin Jackson why the Black Lives Matter movement is not classified as a hate group.
Hasselbeck asked, “Kevin, why has the Black Lives Matter movement not been classified yet as a hate group? I mean, how much more has to go in this direction before someone actually labels it as such?”
"Over the past few years, reports of police brutality against black Americans—and the resulting Black Lives Matter movement—have galvanized different people in different ways.
For American Studies professor Duchess Harris, that meant writing a textbook aimed at middle and high schoolers."
Following the "unprovoked, execution-style killing" of a Texas deputy who was filling up his cruiser at a gas station Friday night, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman had some words for the current Black Lives Matter movement.
"We've heard black lives matter, all lives matter. Well, cops' lives matter, too," he said Saturday afternoon, adding that the "dangerous rhetoric" against law enforcement has "gotten out of control." -The Blaze
"Chanting “police are not the answer,” dozens of protesters from the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement today prevented the mayor of Washington, D.C. from completing her announcement of a new police program plan to curb a sharply rising murder rate in the nation’s capital, local news reports said."
"A man claiming to be Bryce Williams called ABC News over the last few weeks, saying he wanted to pitch a story, and wanted to fax information. He never told ABC News what the story was.
This morning, a fax was in the machine (time stamped 8:26 a.m.)almost two hours after the shooting. A little after 10 a.m., he called again, and introduced himself as Bryce, but also said his legal name was Vester Lee Flanagan, and that he shot two people this morning. While on the phone, he said authorities are “after me,” and “all over the place.” He hung up. ABC News contacted the authorities immediately and provided them with the fax.
In the 23-page document faxed to ABC News, the writer says “MY NAME IS BRYCE WILLIAMS” and his legal name is Vester Lee Flanagan II.” He writes what triggered today’s carnage was his reaction to the racism of the Charleston church shooting:
“Why did I do it? I put down a deposit for a gun on 6/19/15. The Church shooting in Charleston happened on 6/17/15…”
“What sent me over the top was the church shooting. And my hollow point bullets have the victims’ initials on them.”
It is unclear whose initials he is referring to. He continues, “As for Dylann Roof? You (deleted)! You want a race war (deleted)? BRING IT THEN YOU WHITE …(deleted)!!!” He said Jehovah spoke to him, telling him to act.
Later in the manifesto, the writer quotes the Virginia Tech mass killer, Seung Hui Cho, calls him “his boy,” and expresses admiration for the Columbine High School killers. “Also, I was influenced by Seung–Hui Cho. That’s my boy right there. He got NEARLY double the amount that Eric Harris and Dylann Klebold got…just sayin.'”
In an often rambling letter to the authorities, and family and friends, he writes of a long list of grievances. In one part of the document, Williams calls it a “Suicide Note for Friends and Family.”
–He says has suffered racial discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying at work –He says he has been attacked by black men and white females –He talks about how he was attacked for being a gay, black man
“Yes, it will sound like I am angry…I am. And I have every right to be. But when I leave this Earth, the only emotion I want to feel is peace….”
“The church shooting was the tipping point…but my anger has been building steadily…I’ve been a human powder keg for a while…just waiting to go BOOM!!!!”
Video: YouTube: Chicago cop says he has "no choice but f**king pull over Black people"
The officer: Knowing he was being recorded he told the men that if they "think the camera is gonna make a difference to you as to what the f**k I say, you're incorrect."
"Former Navy officer Peggy Hubbard who lives in Illinois said on Thursday that Black Lives Matter protesters should focus less on police brutality and more on black on black crime."
"After a year of nationwide protests against police brutality, passers-by are still able to capture police officers using excessive force against unarmed citizens. This time, Medium reporter Chaedria LaBouvier captured a Black man being taken down by San Francisco police officers outside of Twitter headquarters." -April V. Taylor
"Shaun King, a leading voice in the Black Lives Matter movement, didn't mince words in his response to the allegation that he misrepresented race and passed for black when he's actually white.
'The reports about my race, about my past, and about the pain I've endured are all lies,' wrote King, who blogs at the Daily Kos." -CNN
"Police are searching for a suspect after a 9-year-old girl was shot and killed while lying in her bed doing homework on Tuesday night, reports CBS affiliate KMOV.
Jamyla Bolden was shot around 9:30 p.m. Her mother was also shot in the leg; she has since been released from the hospital.
Police said the bullets came from outside of the home.
The St. Louis County coroner said the girl died of a gunshot wound.
"I never in a million years thought that I'd be laying my daughter to rest," said James Bolden, the 9-year-old's father.
The owner of the St. Louis' Cardinals, Bill DeWitt III's wife, Ira, announced on Thursday she will pay for the girl's funeral expenses.
KMOV reports that police have received several tips about the shooting." -CBSNews
" Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced no charges will be filed in the fatal shooting of an armed robbery suspect in his home by a federal agent.
Worthy gave her decision at a news conference at the prosecutor’s office Wednesday, providing a detailed rundown of evidence that she said contradicted family members’ account of the April 27 shooting of Terrance Kellom, 20, by Officer Mitchell Quinn, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent.
Worthy noted that she is not hesitant to charge police officers when the evidence supports it, but this was not one of those cases.
"Yes, black lives matter. Of course, they matter,” Worthy said. “But you know what else matters? Credible facts matter. Supportable evidence matters. Provable evidence matters. Doing justice matters. And the truth matters."
The prosecutor said she is “not afraid” to charge police with misconduct, and has charged 17 officers with crimes since Jan. 14." -The Detroit News
"During a performance on Friday's episode of NBC's Today show, black singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe was apparently cut off after she began to dedicate a song to victims of police brutality." -Arts.Mic
"Julian Bond, a charismatic figure of the 1960s civil rights movement, a lightning rod of the anti-Vietnam War campaign and a lifelong champion of equal rights, notably as chairman of the N.A.A.C.P., died on Saturday night in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. He was 75." -NYTimes
"While trying to surrender, a 24-year-old Black man, Joe Bart, was shot to death by Oakland Police Department."
"Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders so far has been the primary target of #BlackLivesMatter agitators, but tonight at last was going to be Hillary Clinton’s turn to contend with disruptions by the group. Clinton was in Keene, N.H., to speak (and shoot video) at a community forum on substance abuse at Keene Middle School. A group of #BlackLivesMatter protesters did show up, but darn it, they were too late to be let in. In the meantime, Clinton’s campaign managed to work out a deal with the #BlackLivesMatter protesters: a 15-minute behind-closed-doors meeting." -Twitchy
"A year ago today, August 9, 2014, Michael Brown, unarmed, was shot dead in the middle of a Ferguson, Missouri street by a white police officer. We must not forget." -BlackLivesMatter
"Police in Arlington, Texas fatally shot an unarmed burglary suspect. The suspect is 19-year-old Christian Taylor who signed to play football with Angelo State University in May of 2014."
"A year ago today, August 5, 2014, police shot and killed John Crawford at a Walmart in Beavercreek, Ohio after receiving a 911 call that falsely indicated he was waving a real firearm at people. It turned out Crawford was carrying a toy gun, which looked like an assault rifle, that he picked up at the store."
"Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season." -W.E.B. DuBois
If I shall die before they wake, I pray the Lord my shades are safe.