Folks, we are living in very dangerous, volatile times and things only seem to be getting all the more fiery with each passing day. Racial tensions have been successfully stoked to violent proportions by liberal news media and talking heads who have helped foster an atmosphere where racism exists under every rock and inside every nook and cranny.
And the main target of all the hatred of groups like Black Lives Matter are police officers. Yeah, sure, there are bad ones out there who need to have their power and authority stripped away, but to the radical left, all cops are bad cops.
Now these tensions are exploding. In Brooklyn over the weekend, pro-cop groups and BLM activists got into some serious brawls, leading to the arrest of five individuals.
Here’s more on this from The Washington Examiner:
Videos posted on social media between Saturday and Sunday showed brawls break out between the “Back the Blue” supporters and Black Lives Matter activists on Fourth Avenue and 65th Street until law enforcement stepped in and arrested five individuals.
“Massive police presence in Bay Ridge. Bike police shove the crowd, but the protesters do not disperse,” tweeted NYC Protest Updates 2020 (@protest_nyc).
One video features an officer being hit with an egg, and other videos show protesters blocking a police vehicle with an arrested BLM protester inside from moving through a crowd. However, the fracas escalated when one BLM protester’s confrontation with an NYPD officer ended with the protester being tased, handcuffed, and arrested.
“The NYPD no longer enforces the law. Cops are NOT allowed to make these arrest because Mayor DeBlasio prohibits arrest & encourages attacks, calling it peaceful protests he lies. When NYPD retreats the violence will come to YOU the people. BEWARE you’ve been WARNED!,” Ed Mullins, President of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, tweeted Sunday.
He’s not exactly wrong. Police officers are being hamstrung more and more as leftist politicians decide to put their careers and political aspirations up high above their calling to serve the people of their local communities. They’d much rather appease the Democratic overlords in higher government positions so they can call in favors later and move up the ladder. Sad but true.
Guys, this looks like it is going to get worse before it gets better. We have to try harder as citizens to see the good in one another, despite the best efforts of the radical left to make us tribal and square off against one another. We must find what connects us together, the shared human experience, and not focus on the small differences that exist between us.
The government will not, indeed, cannot fix this situation. It’s up to us as individuals.