The mayor has had a banner hanging over the door to city hall in Somerville, Ma for over a year now, that has angered the city’s police. The banner says “Black Lives Matter.” The police asked for the sign to be removed and replaced with one that says “All Lives Matter”, but Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone refused the request out of hand. Curtatone said that the Black Lives Banner speaks to all lives. No, it doesn’t.
The Oakland Police Department (OPD) extended an invitation to followers of the Black Lives Matter movement to participate in a barbecue to start a constructive dialogue between the two groups. However, the police were met with flat-out rejection by a spokesperson who referred to law enforcement as “pigs.”
“A BBQ is definitely not going to stop this blockade,” Karissa Lewis, a self-described “radical black farmer from East Oakland,” told local Fox affiliate KTVU. “And as a radical-black farmer from East Oakland, I eat pigs, I don’t eat with them,” she said.
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A Black Lives Matter leader called for attacks on police at a rally in Portland, Oregon over the weekend.
The protest leader called for supporters to shoot police and run them over.
Black Lives Matter leader: Whatever you do, you pull your pistol out and f*cking bust them… Trust me when you see me move, I’m moving in violence. We need action. I don’t give a f*ck if you knock them over, whether you run up on them, whatever you do, you better f*cking take action.
One of the organizers of a Minnesota #BlackLivesMatter protest, Rashad Turner, squared off with ex-DEA special agent David Katzon CNN today over the chanting of “pigs in a blanket” during that protest.
Black Lives Matter does not speak for everyone Mr Mayor.