“You Read That Right”: BLM Says Communities Being “Terrorized” At Greater Rate Under Biden Than Trump
On the evening of the Derek Chauvin murder trial verdict, a funny thing happened over at Black Lives Matter’s Twitter account.
Amidst a broader discussion (if you can call it that) about Biden’s first 100 days, the organization called for the Biden administration to end transferring military equipment to police officers across the country. The account cited the “military you see out on your streets ahead of the Chauvin verdict” as reasoning for their point, as if a police presence wouldn’t have been absolutely necessary in the wake of a “not guilty” verdict earlier this week.
But then the official blue checkmarked Black Lives Matter Twitter account, which sports a profile photo of a banner that says “End White Supremacy”, made a startling claim: that the Biden administration was “sending more military equipment” to communities “than Trump did”.
Biden is currently sending more military equipment to our neighborhoods than Trump did. You read that right. Our communities are being terrorized at a greater rate than they had been under Trump.
— Black Lives Matter (@Blklivesmatter) April 20, 2021
“You read that right,” the account continues. “Our communities are being terrorized at a greater rate than they had been under Trump.”
The same account was critical of comments made on the night of the Derek Chauvin verdict by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said “Thank you George Floyd for sacrificing your life for justice” in her comments after the verdict in the Chauvin trial was released.
“This is so damn disrespectful,” the BLM account said of Pelosi’s comments.
— Black Lives Matter (@Blklivesmatter) April 21, 2021
“George Floyd didn’t choose to die,” the Black Lives Matter account wrote, “He was murdered by a killer cop operating through white supremacy. There isn’t justice here.”
Leaving out the “white supremacy” argument – which we’re sure is appended to any argument that BLM tries to make – we actually agree with them on criticizing Pelosi’s comments, which we think offers some true insight into just how much black lives actually matter to her.
Regardless, the attack on the Biden administration for attempting to police the streets leading up to the verdict is yet another example that BLM’s demands are going to be insatiable, regardless of how much pandering any administration does for them. It also offers a glimpse into the true nature of the radical change that the group hopes to affect.
Thu, 04/22/2021 – 19:05