The High Price of Police Protests
It didn’t matter what the findings of the Breonna Taylor grand jury were going to be.
Black Lives Matters and their sympathizers were well prepared to riot on Wednesday night in Louisville and other cities, like New York and Washington.
The video of that rented U-Haul filled with big signs and who-knows-what-else is all the proof you need that their “peaceful protest” was a planned operation.
Taking over the streets, burning down buildings, destroying businesses, shooting things at police and roughing up ordinary citizens was like a summer job for protesters in dozens of our cities.
Now it looks like it’s going to be their full-time fall job, too.
Whether it was a response to George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, the shooting of Jacob Blake by police in Kenosha or Taylor’s accidental shooting during a late-night drug raid gone bad, the rioting has been done under the pretext of seeking justice for black Americans who were victims of allegedly racist cops and a supposedly racist justice system.
But the young Black and white mobsters of 2020 America aren’t doing their cause much good with their nightly melees.
All they’ve done is make a lot of new enemies among white people, create new Trump voters and scare the crap out of ordinary citizens who get caught up in the violence or watch it nightly on TV.
I can’t tell you how many people have told me how frightened they are for the safety of their children and the future of the country they’ll grow up in.
Other good people I’ve talked to lately have completely changed the way they feel about Black people because of the riots and the rise of the radical BLM.