Yesterday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch delivered a message directly to the so-called “peaceful protesters” in Charlotte, pictured here:
[H/T The Gateway Pundit]
These are the “peaceful protesters” who also assaulted a CNN reporter on air and threw another photographer into the fire (talk about biting the hands that feeds your narrative); kicked a homeless man to the ground (true liberal compassion for the poor on full display); and beat a white man begging for mercy (because the best response to a black officer shooting a black man is, of course, to beat the crap out of a random white man).
The same woman who suggested radical Islamic terrorists just need a hug told these “peaceful protesters” that “We hear your voices and we feel your pain.”
Lynch proclaimed that “most of the demonstrators” were simply exercising their constitutional right to peaceful protest – and further, encouraged them to keep doing so. “We need your voice, we need your passion, we need your commitment,” Lynch said.
Lynch’s boss, President Obama, finally spoke out on the situation in Charlotte last night, not speaking directly to the protesters, but as part of an interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts at the brand new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Echoing AG Lynch, the president argued the protesters have a valid point about a system that needs to be changed. And, furthering the administration’s narrative, Obama declared that the “overwhelming majority” of protesters are “doing it the right way.”
“Overwhelming majority”? What, has the president not been watching TV — as he usually does to find out what is going on in both this nation and even his own administration?
“The overwhelming majority of people who have been concerned about police-community relations [are] doing it the right way,” Obama said. “Every once in a while you see folks doing it the wrong way. Looting, breaking glass, those things are not going to advance the cause.”
Notice that the president just happens not to mention the “peaceful protesters'” horrific assaults that have been well documented — the journalists, the homeless man and the white man — and you can view here.
He argued that Americans should recognize that there was a real problem in the justice system that the protestors in Charlotte were reacting to.
“I think it’s important to separate out the pervasive sense of frustration among a lot of African Americans about shootings of people and the sense that justice is not always color blind,” he said.
Clearly, the Obama administration is doing all it can to downplay the widespread and vicious violence being perpetrated by the so-called “peaceful protesters.” Rather inconvenient that yet another one of its pet terrorist organizations is acting up — especially so close to election day — ain’t it? Cue the spin!
Perhaps even more egregious is the fact that while both AG Lynch and President Obama did, ever-so-gently, suggest an end to the violent tactics being used “every once in a while” (!), neither of them strongly condemned the destruction, and they both totally ignored the violent assaults we mentioned. Can you even imagine if there was a video of a group of whites beating a black person, while he or she begged for mercy, what the response from the Obama administration — and the rest of the nation — would be? Outrage and condemnation, promises to bring the perpetrators to justice — as it should be. And as it also should be in the cases of the past few days in Charlotte, where blacks have been the perpetrators.
The president, AG Lynch and the protestors call for color blindness in our justice system; perhaps they should model that themselves and show the same level of outrage over the vicious assaults — regardless of the color of the perpetrators or victims.
And there’s another thing neither Lynch or Obama came out and said: Do not jump to conclusions about what happened. We must wait for the facts and allow due process to play out — as President Obama urged after the recent weekend terror attacks.
See, when radical jihadists commit acts of terror on Americans, we should just wait and see, not jump to any conclusions. And when Black Lives Matter protesters commit acts of terror on innocent bystanders, we should go even further and just ignore those horrific attacks altogether.
But when a black man is killed by police officers, we should immediately assume it was unjustified, even before any facts have been verified; the officers are guilty until proven innocent. Or even guilty even after being proven innocent.
Even as the Obama administration professes to be pushing for a “color blind” justice system, it continues to view justice through colored lenses.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]