I'm getting very tired of the bigoted idiots of the 'Black Lives Matter' movement. Today they disrupted shopping on Chicago's 'Magnificent Mile'.
Thousands of people marched on Chicago's most prestigious shopping street on Friday, disrupting business on one of the busiest U.S. retail days, to protest the shooting death of a black teenager by a white policeman and the city's handling of the case.
About 2,000 protesters, some holding signs reading "Stop Police Terror" gathered in a cold drizzle for the march on Chicago's "Magnificent Mile," which closed the major city street of Michigan Avenue to traffic on the traditional "Black Friday" shopping day after the Thanksgiving holiday,
Organizers said the rally, led by activist-politician the Rev. Jesse Jackson and several state elected officials, was a show of outrage over the October 2014 death of Laquan McDonald, 17, and what they see as racial bias in U.S. policing.
There's more at the link.
I want to know where those same protesters were when Tyshawn Lee was murdered in Chicago last month. Where were they when 82 were shot and 14 killed (almost all of them black) over the Fourth of July weekend in Chicago last year? Where were they after the October weekend when six people (most of them black) were shot in Philadelphia? Where were they in Georgia during the first decade of the 21st century, when well over 11,000 people (most of them black) died a violent death due to firearms?
The hypocrisy of the 'Black Lives Matter' demonstrators - particularly the organizers - is sickening. They don't really give a damn about black - or any other - lives. If they did, they'd be protesting every senseless, pointless, criminally violent black death, and doing all they could to resolve the problem. Instead, they protest only those deaths from which they believe they can make political or social capital. I despise them for their cynical opportunism and lack of true conscience. The truth is not in them.