The latest in Black Lives Matter outrage surrounds the shooting of a black criminal named Sylville Smith. Naturally, anti-cop activists had something to say – and riot- about, before the facts even surfaced. They started throwing accusations faster than Korryn Gaines threw her son into the line of fire. Except now that the facts have been released, there’s one smidgen of information that BLM overlooked. The cop who shot Sylville Smith? He’s black himself…
Barrett said officers were in the area Saturday afternoon around 4:00 a.m. “to preserve the safety of the neighborhood” when the officer-involved shooting occurred following the traffic stop.
A pair of police officers stopped two people driving through the north-side neighborhood… That led to a foot chase between the people in the car and the police, which ended when an officer shot one of the two — a 23-year-old man who was armed with a handgun.
Chief Flynn said this Sunday afternoon that officer is African-American. That officer is not being identified, as Flynn said there are concerns for his safety.
Facts. They’re important. It’s silly that we even have to point out skin color to validate the life-saving actions of police. Earlier Sheriff Clarke mentioned that culture is to blame for the events that lead up to Milwaukee’s current crapstorm. Not cops. For the record, he’s right. He’s also black.
Anti-copness has enabled dangerous criminals to continue on being dangerous criminals. For reference, see the aforementioned rioting and looting in Milwaukee. Or Ferguson. Or Baltimore. Or any “peaceful” BLM protest. Speaking of “peaceful,” here’s how self-proclaimed peace seeking activists responded.
Racists are coming out of the woodwork to defend the killing of #SylvilleSmith. The same idiots who cry over dead pigs.
— Peaceful Streets (@PeacefulStreets) August 14, 2016
— Keith B. Still (@NaYaKnoMi) August 14, 2016
— D (@Delo_Taylor) August 14, 2016
Ever notice how, according to Black Lives Matter, being black automatically qualifies criminals to immediate innocence? Apparently that automatic innocence doesn’t apply to black cops. They’re accused of being Uncle Toms instead. Seems as if BLM cares more about criminals than actual black lives. A black cop defending himself? RACISM! Because #NoJusticeNoPeace… or something.