It has become tragically obvious that the racial tensions of the 1960s have not been extinguished.
Another example of the determination of the Black Lives Matter crowd to create havoc and stoke racial tensions just made its appearance in Britain.
Apparently the leaders of that group are not content in spreading violence in just the United States, but wish to send police officers to the hospital world-wide.
“Four officers have been taken to hospital as riot police attempted to control a violent Black Lives Matter rally in east London.
“Rioters threw projectiles at the police line and set fire to bins at the demonstration in Forest Hill in the borough of Newham.
“The protest was called after the death of Edir Frederico Da Costa, 25, on the 21st of June, six days after Metropolitan Police officers in Newham stopped him in a car.”
Here is what Black Lives Matter have brought to London (video at the link)
We are rapidly approaching the point where it will become almost impossible for a police officer to stop, let alone arrest a member of a minority group.
While police must be held accountable for any inappropriate or illegal acts they commit, a city cannot function without law enforcement officers who are empowered and confident that they can do their jobs.
If they cannot, they will simply look the other way, or perhaps find other jobs where they don’t put even their families’ in danger.
Truth is not a virtue for these miscreants.
“Activists claim he was beaten by police and left with a broken neck. However, the Independent Police Complaints Commission said a preliminary postmortem indicated there were no spinal injuries caused by police, The Times reports.”
And the riots took their toll.
“In total, six police officers were injured, with one male officer sustaining facial injuries and a female officer suffered a head injury, the force revealed in a statement.”
“Echoing the Black Lives Matter movement in the U.S., they chanted: ‘No justice, peace! F*ck the police!’
“Signs bearing the logo of the Movement for Justice (MfJ) group can also bee seen in photographs – the same open-borders organisation that called the ‘Day of Rage’ protest last week that aimed to ‘shut down London’ and ‘bring down the government’.
“As the sun set, things turned violent. Four rioters were arrested for the offences of arson, disorder, and criminal damages. Helicopters were scrambled and roads were closed in the demonstration, which continued until at least 3 am.”
Note that these violent protest groups are connected.
It would also be reasonable to assume that funding and organizing have common sources as well.
We certainly see that in the United States as misanthropes such as George Soros write checks to fund most anything that opposes whatever could be considered even remotely traditionally American.
This whole sordid affair is especially sad for this writer who grew up in Ferguson, a town whose name has now become associated with racial violence.
While I grew up there in the 1960s, the memories of the fine people who lived there as well as the knowledge that the city remains filled with wonderful people evokes a whole array of emotions.
Seeing this violence spread to other countries such as Britain only creates a greater sense of angst.