Some very interesting (and practically ignored) news broke on CNN Friday, when a spokesman for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fraternal Order of Police spoke with Erin Burnett. Spokesman Todd Walther told Burnett that it was “very clear” that the people violently “demonstrating” on Charlotte’s streets were not members of the community at all, but outsiders who had come to Charlotte simply to cause trouble and wreak havoc.
“This is not Charlotte that’s out here. These are outside entities that are coming in and causing these problems. These are not protestors, these are criminals. We’ve got the instigators that are coming in from the outside. They were coming in on buses from out of state. If you go back and look at some of the arrests that were made last night. I can about say probably 70% of those had out-of-state IDs. They’re not coming from Charlotte.”
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This jives with a story from earlier this week that questioned the violence given Charlotte’s generally placid history of racial harmony.
Rioters, agitated by Black Lives Matter and Nation of Islam thugs, have no right to disrupt our community where blacks and whites typically live together in peace.
What many people don’t realize is that these protests didn’t just spring up in response to the shooting of Scott by a black police officer. Last year, the trial of a white police officer ended in a mistrial for shooting an unarmed black man, and he was never retried. The investigation was complicated, but a video showed the young man clearly running toward police officers when they told him to stand down. The police officer shot him in self-defense.
After the trial, a few protestors took to the streets, angry about the outcome. Black Lives Matter was part of that, but the protests fizzled. That’s because Charlotte, for the most part, has been a peaceful community with blacks and whites working side by side for the good of our families and our neighbors.
Clearly those radical interlopers are back in Charlotte again.
Over at the Daily Wire, they’ve connected this story to the violence that has been occurring across the nation in recent years and they made the connections by simply following the money.
As ZeroHedge highlights, one of the major “outside entities” is either directly or indirectly George Soros, the left’s largest individual funder, who has infused a reported $33 million into Black Lives Matter-supporting groups:
18 months ago, as the riots flared in Ferguson, there was one man pulling the strings of this ‘domestic false flag’… George Soros. In an apparent effort to “keep the media’s attention on the city and to widen the scope of the incident to focus on interrelated causes — not just the over-policing and racial discrimination narratives that were highlighted by the news media in August” liberal billionaire George Soros donated $33 million to social justice organizations which helped turn events in Ferguson from a local protest into a national flashpoint.
Though Soros’ camp initially denied that he was funding Black Lives Matter, DCLeaks blew that denial up, publishing documents proving the Soros group “had already given at least $650,000 directly to BLM.” The goal for funding the racial activist group, the documents specified, was the “dismantling” of America so it could be remade to align with the progressive agenda.
The point here is clear, folks. Eight years ago racial tension in the United States was at an all-time low. Members of majority and minority communities were more optimistic about their future relations than at any time previous in American history. Now, eight years later, the numbers have reversed and pessimism about racial reconciliation is high. Why? Because the race baiting and hate mongering, professional racists on the left have succeeded in making a lot of money and creating massive dissension in our communities.
#BlackLivesMatter is first and foremost about winning unrelated political arguments and getting the black community to stay loyal to the Democrat Party. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has been saying this since the Ferguson riots, but while the #BLM movement may talk a big game about social justice, they could not care less about healing wounds and sealing rifts. No, they care about power. Which is why their rhetoric is so negative, their protests so violent, and their arguments so dismissive.
Charlotte is simply more evidence of the truth – these violent uprisings have had little to do with saving lives, and much to do with taking power.