Black Lives Matter protestors in Seattle took their wokeness to a new level on Monday when they filed a lawsuit against the City of Seattle, demanding the city provide them with “expensive protective gear.” According to the Seattle Times, equipment includes “helmets, gas masks, protective clothing, goggles, gloves, boots, umbrellas and other gear they say are needed to fend off police pepper spray, less-lethal projectiles and other crowd-dispersal tools.”
The protestors cited the Seattle Police Department “shooting toxic substances in the air, deploying projectiles at departing protesters, and tossing blast balls into close areas of protesters marching” as the reason the city should pay for protestors’ protective equipment.
The argument is that protective equipment necessary to protest safely is expensive so the city should bear the cost. The plaintiffs said not having access to the equipment, particularly because they aren’t in a position to afford it, prohibits them from practicing their First Amendment rights.
“Their noxious gases, ‘blast balls,’ chemical sprays, and projectile weapons rendered public street wielded by the community as a protest path into a war zone,” the lawsuit stated. “Because protestors now must purchase expensive equipment to be assured that they will be able to protest safely, the indiscriminate use of weapons by SPD implicates equal protection.” http://www.townhall.com
My thoughts–do we live in an alternate universe? Wokeness taken to stupidity, and the sad part is they will probably get all they are asking for.
‘If men and women of faith and conviction don’t come to the rescue of their country, it is doomed’
Famed commentator Conrad Black wrote recently of President Trump’s Mount Rushmore speech on the July 4th weekend, and said those Republicans who now are opposing Trump, and thinking of aligning themselves with “the almost leaderless Democratic Party” will forever give up any political influence if they continue.
And libertarian conservative philosopher Thomas Sowell said that “point of no return” will be approaching for the entire nation should presumption Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden get elected.
“If the election goes to Biden,” he said, “there’s a good chance that the Democrats will then control the two branches of Congress and the White House. And considering the kinds of things that they’re proposing, that could well be the point of no return for this country.”
“What is frightening is how many people in responsible positions are caving into every demand that is made, repeating any kind of nonsense that you’re supposed to repeat,” Sowell said. “I do believe that we may well reach a point of no return. I hope that, of course, will never happen. But there is such a thing as a point of no return. The Roman empire overcame many problems in its long history but eventually it reached a point where it could no longer continue on, and much of that was from within, not just the barbarians attacking from outside.”https://www.wnd.com/2020/08/christian-champion-joins-chorus-warning-nation-point-no-return/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=wnd-newsletter&utm_campaign=dailyam&utm_content=newsletter
Looking at the world realistically, the second amendment may be the only thing standing between us and tyranny. I was never one to even think that in this country I would need a concealed carry permit. But that has all changed now. Not out of fear, but for simple protection. I was raised in a small farming community, where guns and hunting were common. Gun racks in the back of pick up trucks were common, but safety and respect were just as common. Now in this world with crazy anarchist roaming parts of the country…..
Get a gun and learn how to use it for your protection!
Man our founding Fathers were truly brilliant.
For the life of me I can’t understand what people are thinking. Wish I could be mayor of Seattle for a day. No more occupation. These people are enemies of the state.
In an interview Thursday night with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan described blocks of Seattle’s streets that have been designated by Antifa the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” as a “block party,” rather than “an armed takeover.” The Seattle police and local government surrendered the area to Antifa anarchists Wednesday, leading to chaos. JENNIE TAER.
Poll finds 72% voters, including most black voters, have favorable view of local police department
Even in the midst of heightened racial tensions after the death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, 72% of American voters, including 51% of black voters, have a favorable view of their local police department, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.
The news comes amid significant civil unrest throughout the country.
I know I have to be careful how I say this, but when I hear any African-American on TV talking about these riots in Minneapolis I cringe. Fox had Donna Brazile on the noon show with Harris Faulkner today. Harris was livid about the riots and could not understand how they could destroy their own neighborhoods. When she asked Brazile about that, Donna just chocked on her words. Talked all the way around the issue but never condemned what was going on. Explain it to me. I don’t understand why people would destroy what little these communities have. Please some liberal African-American person condemn the rioters. Until you do you are part of the problem. Every one needs to serve jail time. Don’t hate me, I want an answer.
To be clear, the Police officer needs to be tried and if found guilty be convicted with the strongest sentence possible. No one should be above the law. No one.