No one saw this coming right? Since radical racist group Black Lives Matter began, it’s only been a matter of time until crazy white people and crazy black people clash over race. And sure enough, it happened.
The Star Tribune says “five protesters were shot late Monday night near the Black Lives Matter encampment at the Fourth Precinct police station in north Minneapolis, according to police.
Those who were shot sustained non-life-threatening injuries, said police spokesman John Elder in a statement.
Miski Noor, a media contact for Black Lives Matter, said “a group of white supremacists showed up at the protest, as they have done most nights.”
Thankfully, those injuries were indeed non-life-threatening. And also thankfully, the Washington Post reports two of the “white supremacists” were arrested in connection with the shootings.
Except…only one was actually “white.”
According to the Washington Post, “by Tuesday afternoon, police said they had arrested a 32-year-old Hispanic man in South Minneapolis and a 23-year-old white man in nearby Bloomington. The suspects were not identified and no other details were released.
Kinda messes up the whole narrative, doesn’t it? Just like poor George Zimmerman, who was defined as a “white Hispanic,” even though his mother was Peruvian. Which I suppose would make Barack Obama a “white African-American,” right?
But here’s the scary reality. People on the fringe – not matter their race or creed — are becoming less afraid to come out. From the LGBTQ’s, to radical Islam sympathizers, to the race baiters, life may begin to get even harder for everyone else. The current administration must take the fault of all of this, because every person on the left is encouraged to speak his or her mind, while those on the right are told to shut up. Meanwhile, the administration seemingly likes to take advantage of all gun violence. I’m predicting silence on this one, particularly because the “white supremacists” may not be all that white.
“I am obviously appalled that white supremacists would open fire on nonviolent, peaceful protesters,” said Nekima Levy-Pounds, president of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP, who returned to the site after the shootings. The protesters, angry over the fatal police shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark on Nov. 15, have maintained a presence outside the police station ever since.
Eddie Sutton, Jamar’s brother, issued this statement early Tuesday morning in response to the shootings: “Thank you to the community for the incredible support you have shown for our family in this difficult time. We appreciate Black Lives Matter for holding it down and keeping the protests peaceful. But in light of tonight’s shootings, the family feels out of imminent concern for the safety of the occupiers, we must get the occupation of the 4th precinct ended and onto the next step.”
Between threats from radical Islamists and our own radical racist groups in this country, it sure makes you think about the importance of protecting yourself…at least it does me.
[Note: This article was written by Earl Hall]