Pete Hegseth, guest hosting this weekend, asked two police officers from Trinity, Texas what
'the (Black Lives Matter) rhetoric is doing to the situation doing for cops in America today?'
This past Friday, a Texas Sheriff's Deputy was shot, many in law enforcement suspect, simply because he wore a police uniform. Chief Stephen Jones, and officer Donald Givens displayed matching hand-writing, saying his life matters-> <- his life matters.
Anna Kooiman asked the African-American, Officer Givens, if some of the less peaceful groups under the Black Lives Matter banner who are saying things like 'fry like bacon' and 'pigs in a blanket' are doing harm. That's a rather leading question which assumes Black Lives Matter condones targeting police officers for random murders. Kooiman asks if it's a good idea for cops to pair up with peaceful groups to combat this type of thinking. That's like asking a fish if he would prefer water over air. No kidding. But how much truth is there to this convoluted assumption?
The Black Lives Matter movement came up with a ten point plan to combat police brutality which statistically affects a disproportionate number of Black lives. From Campaign Zero's website:
Not one of their proposals includes gunning down police. Not one of their guidelines include violence of any sort. Yes, there were some chants at a protest at the Minnesota State Fair where some inflammatory language was heard, but it was certainly not condoned or organized by the BLM movement.
The activists sang out the violent chorus chant just hours after a lone gunman shot 47-year-old Harris County sheriff’s deputy Darren Goforth while he was getting gas. The suspect approached the 10-year veteran from behind at around 8:30 p.m. Friday and shot him in the back of the head. He then shot Goforth several more times as he lay on the ground.
In response, BLM leader,
DeRay Mckesson, a leader of the Black Lives Matter movement, posted several tweets on Saturday that forcefully rejected the efforts to link the Houston shooting with activism against police brutality.
"It is sad that some have chosen to politicize this tragedy by falsely attributing the officer's death to a movement seeking to end violence," Mckesson wrote. "I do not condone killing," he added later. He also argued against using the slogan "All lives matter," or "lives matter," in place of Black Lives Matter, as the Houston sheriff suggested.
Of course, Fox News picked up on the Daily Caller and Infowars who blame the movement for this incident which left one Harris County deputy dead. What really went on at the Minnesota State Fair? The largely White demographic reacted in typical fashion, by locking the gates on the peaceful protesters of all races.
— WinDiddy (@WintanaMN) August 29, 2015
Police, as we all know, have a dangerous job. But a rogue chant at a single protest gone awry is not the direct cause of the slaying of the policeman in Texas. Fox 'News' wants you to think otherwise. They will keep pushing this All Lives Matter meme as long as they have a breath in their racist bodies.
To solidify their claim that the Black Lives Matter movement is dangerous, this morning, they had on Sheriff David Clarke, one of their resident Uncle Ruckuses to call BLM 'A Murder Movement.' Way to start a race war, Fox! Since their atypical and poignant coverage of Katrina, Fox 'News' has really turned ugly.