Gary L. Bauer September 21, 2016
Chaos In Charlotte
Chaos erupted in Charlotte, North Carolina, last night after reports of a police shooting in that city. More than a dozen law enforcement officers were injured in the rioting. One officer was hit in the head by a rock. “Protestors” looted a Walmart, stealing flat-screen TVs, iPads and other electronics.
Hundreds of demonstrators stormed a major interstate and shut down traffic. They broke into tractor trailers and burned the cargo on the highway. A police cruiser was also destroyed.
The violence in Charlotte erupted after Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by a police officer. A woman claiming to be Scott’s daughter said in a Facebook video that her father was sitting in a parked car, reading a book and waiting for his son at a bus stop when officers killed him.
That was a lie, just like “hands up, don’t shoot.”
Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Chief Kerr Putney said yesterday, “It’s time to change the narrative, because I can tell you from the facts that the story is a little bit different as to how it’s been portrayed so far, especially through social media.”
According to Chief Putney, “Scott exited his vehicle armed with a handgun as officers continued to yell at him to drop it. He stepped out, posing a threat to the officers.” By the way, no book was found.
An increasingly visible and radical figure in Charlotte is B. J. Murphy, a local Nation of Islam leader. That is interesting because media have reported that rioters were yelling, “We’re out like the Taliban!”
Murphy is calling for an economic boycott of the city. “We’re watching our black men this week being gunned down, and there’s no redress for our grievances of black people being killed,” Murphy said.
“Since black lives do not matter in this city, then our black dollars shouldn’t matter. We’re calling on all black people in Charlotte to keep your money in your pocket,” Murphy added.
But is this really a racial issue? Keith Scott was a black man. Officer Brently Vinson, the police officer who shot Scott, is a graduate of Liberty University and a black man. Chief Kerr Putney is a black man. Four years ago, Mecklenburg County, where Charlotte is located, voted by 23 points for a black man to be president of the United States.
By the way, the initial protests were peaceful. But following the pattern we have seen in city after city, a gang of professional agitators turned up and that’s when the situation turned violent.
Is anyone at Obama’s Department of Justice investigating these groups that are turning peaceful demonstrations into riots, endangering the lives of innocent bystanders and our law enforcement officials? No, they aren’t. They are too busy trying to impose federal control of local law enforcement.
After eight years of Obama, America’s racial divide is worse than at any time in recent history. And he was supposed to bring racial reconciliation.
Obama’s Plea For Open Borders
President Barack Obama delivered his last speech at the United Nations General Assembly yesterday. But even when speaking for the last time as president of the United States before the world body, Obama couldn’t resist the temptation to get political.
Obama said, “Today, a nation ringed by walls would only imprison itself.” That was the line virtually every media outlet seized on.
In a world plagued by radical Islamic terrorism, with ISIS committing genocide and hiding terrorists among the migrants flooding into Europe and even America, Obama parrots George Soros and suggests that borders are the problem, that walls are wrong.
Really? Well, tear down your fence around the White House, Mr. President.
Have you seen Saudi Arabia’s wall?
Obama wants to bring in tens of thousands of additional Middle Eastern refugees, even though top officials have warned that they cannot be adequately vetted. (By the way, the number of immigrants who were issued deportation orders and then mistakenly granted citizenship is far greater than initially reported. It’s not 800, but more than 1,800.)
I don’t know what alternate universe Obama is living in, but the American people reject it. A new poll finds that just 18% of Americans support Obama’s plan to bring 110,000 more Muslim refugees to America, while 62% say the plan “poses an increased national security risk to the United States.”
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