What’s Wrong with BLM?
Sylville Smith, a black convicted felon with a long rap sheet, was pulled over by a black cop. Smith had a gun and reportedly pointed it at the officer (who was wearing a body camera and would be very stupid to lie about it). What’s not under dispute is that Smith was holding a stolen gun when he was shot by the black officer.
How did Black Lives Matter respond? Unsurprisingly they rioted and burned buildings in their own neighborhood to protest a cop who, by all accounts, was keeping the neighborhood safer from a violent thug who was carrying a gun.
Not even Sylville’s father, Patrick Smith, agreed with BLM on this one. He admits that the people responsible for the shooting are his son and himself. He admits that his son took a bad path in life due to his own bad example.
You’d think the protestors might take that statement and do some serious reflection about what actually causes problems unique to the black community and, more importantly, how to fix it.
Sylville’s sister, Sherelle Smith, had a different take. She thinks the only thing wrong with BLM is the object of their violence. If she had her way, protestors would be heading to the suburbs to visit violence on people outside her dysfunctional neighborhood.
“Burnin down shit ain’t going to help nothin! Y’all burnin’ down shit we need in our community. Take that shit to the suburbs. Burn that shit down! We need our shit! We need our weaves. I don’t wear it. But we need it.”
Of course, you wouldn’t know that from watching CNN. And this goes far beyond just omitting the sister’s statements. Instead they selectively edited her statements to make it appear she was making calls for peace. I’m not joking. CNN heard that clip, selectively edited it, and filed it under the headline, “Residents try to heal.”
Primates of Walmart
Because sometimes after a week of riots, we need a little bit of levity in the show. If you were minding your own business in Walmart when suddenly you were injured by a rogue monkey, you need to call Sweet James.