Douglas County, NV- Recently, the Douglas County Public Library released a proposed statement in support of Black Lives Matter, which prompted the local sheriff to tell the library they “should not feel the need to call 911”.
In the proposed short statement, the library said:
“We support #BlackLivesMatter,”
They went on to say:
“We resolutely assert and believe that all forms of racism, hatred, inequality, and injustice don’t belong in our society.”
The letter, which was published July 27th, on the sheriff office’s website ended by saying:
“Due to your support of Black Lives Matter and the obvious lack of support or trust with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, please do not feel the need to call 911 for help.
“I wish you good luck with disturbances and lewd behavior, since those are just some of the recent calls my office has assisted you with in the past,”
— Douglas Co Sheriff (@DouglasSheriff) July 29, 2020
This must have caused quite the stir because soon after, County spokesperson Melissa Blosser backtracked the idea that sheriff’s deputies would not be responding to 911 calls from the library.
She said in a statement to the Reno Gazette Journal :
“Sheriff Coverley would also like to take this opportunity to clarify that the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will continue to respond to all 911 calls, including those at the Library,”
Library director Amy Dodson must have also realized her statement was not received well, and she would in fact still need assistance from the local police department, because she backtracked as well.
Dodson told NBC affiliate KSNV in Las Vegas that the statement:
“simply was meant to state our inclusivity at the library, that we are open and welcoming to everyone and we treat everyone equally.”
According to NBCNews, Dodson and Coverley met on July 28th, and released a joint statement on social media in which the library director said the two “had a very candid conversation.”
“We agreed that we both support the people of Douglas County and this may have been an unfortunate circumstance of misunderstanding,”
She continued by saying:
“The library respects and supports the work of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and appreciates everything they do to keep our community safe.”
The sheriff said in the statement that he is “passionate about and proud” of his agency’s work in the community.
Coverley said in the statement:
“This has been a difficult time to be a law enforcement professional and can be disheartening when we perceive that our office may be under attack,”
Finally he said:
“My response was rooted in my belief that these issues need to be openly discussed in a way that values diversity and law enforcement.”
— Douglas Co Sheriff (@DouglasSheriff) July 28, 2020
Their joint statement also informed the public that the meeting that had been planned, to consider the proclamation has been rescheduled.
It is clear that there may have been a misunderstanding of words between the two organizations, however, it is also clear, that people should not criticize, or undervalue the ones that they need to call on for help.
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While everyone is out there pledging their allegiance to BLM, here is an Editorial a staff writer from Law Enforcement Today brought you in June, showing what BLM really thinks of this country.
NEW YORK, N.Y.- While Black Lives Matter rakes in copious amounts of cash from businesses who are virtue signaling and people who have been shamed into believing they enjoy some type of privilege for how they were born, the truth of exactly who they are and what they want is there for anyone who cares to pay attention.
And it is not pretty.
BLM has nothing to do with black lives. https://t.co/FkZH7omtnl
— David J Harris Jr (@DavidJHarrisJr) June 22, 2020
According to the New York Post, Hawk Newsome, the president of the Greater New York Black Lives matter said the group will “burn down this system” if “meaningful change” is not achieved as a result of nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd. Newsome was being interviewed by Martha MacCallum on Fox News’ “The Story” on Wednesday evening.
“If this country doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it. All right? And I could be speaking figuratively. I could be speaking literally. It’s a matter of interpretation,” he said.
Head of BLM NY, Hawk Newsome said that if they don’t get want they want, burn it down…
RT if you believe that this is the statement of a domestic terrorist!
— David J Harris Jr (@DavidJHarrisJr) June 25, 2020
Newsome continued, “Let’s be very real. Let’s observe the history of the 1960’s, when black people were rioting. We had the highest growth in wealth, in property ownership. Think about the last few weeks since we started protesting. There have been eight cops fired across the country.”
Four of the cops were the Minneapolis officers who were involved in the Floyd incident, two were in Atlanta in a hit job by the district attorney, one was in Louisville bowing to political pressure, and honestly not sure about the eighth.
So those firings may have been partially because of the riots (actually nice to see Newsome admit what these “protests” actually are), however it is a false equivalency to give any credit to these riots.
Unless of course, you are talking about Democrats who are more than happy to see the country fall into chaos under President Trump’s watch because—well—November 3.
Newsome noted that in past incidents involving police use of force, officers were allowed due process (gee, thought that’s what was in the Constitution), however when people started to destroy property things change.
“What is this country rewarding? What behavior is it listening to? Obviously not marching. But when people get aggressive and they escalate their protests, cops get fired, Republican politicians talking about police reform,” he said.
Newsome tried to pull back from his comments, saying, “I don’t condone, nor do I condemn rioting. But I’m just telling you what I observed.”
MacCallum then asked Newsome what the group was hoping to achieve through violence.
“You…have said that violence is sometimes necessary in these situations,” MacCallum said. “What exactly is it that you hope to achieve through violence?”
“Wow, it’s interesting that you would pose that question like that,” Newsome said, “because this country is built upon violence. What was the American Revolution? What’s our diplomacy across the globe?”
Obviously this individual never learned U.S. History.
“We go in and we blow up countries and we replace their leaders with leaders who we like. So, for any American to accuse us of being violent is extremely hypocritical.”
Newsome claims the movement is about “saving lives” and should be credited for supporting the Second Amendment.
“Nobody’s talking about ambushing police officers. We’re talking about protecting lives,” he said. “There’s nothing more American than that. We talk about uplifting and upholding the Second Amendment. I think you should be applauding me, seeing how you guys are huge supporters of the Second Amendment.”
“But it seems to be the hypocrisy of America that when black people start talking about arming themselves, [that] talk is ‘violent,’ But when white people grab assault rifles and go to our nation’s their state capitals, it’s all good,” he said.
Big difference there Mr. Newsome. First of all, nobody went to the nation’s capital with assault rifles because legal gun owners are overwhelmingly law-abiding citizens. As far as going to state capitals, probably referring to Michigan, those weapons that were being carried were not used to threaten anyone or commit violence and were being carried in accordance with Michigan state law.
If Black Lives Matter members wish to arm themselves, do it within the confines of the law. However, just as an aside, nobody has been shot at one of the rallies conducted at state capitals protesting draconian lockdown orders. It doesn’t appear that Newsome can say the same thing about the riots that have been taking over our city streets.
Newsome concluded the interview by saying, “I just want black liberation, and black sovereignty. By any means necessary.”
Meanwhile, Breitbart News said that President Trump responded to Newsome’s remarks on Thursday, accusing him of “treason, sedition, and insurrection.”
On Twitter, the president said, “Black Lives Matter leader states, “If U.S. doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it.” This is Treason, Sedition and Insurrection!”
Black Lives Matter leader states, “If U.S. doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it”. This is Treason, Sedition, Insurrection!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2020
The protests which started with the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis have in many cases turned violent, with the targeting of police officers, arson, rioting, looting and more recently, Black Lives Matter protesters or those sympathetic to or trying to take advantage of the situation have taken to destroying monuments and memorials nationwide, as well as targeting statues of historical figures from Christopher Columbus to George Washington and even the man who emancipated slaves, Abraham Lincoln.
This past Monday, Metropoltan D.C. and U.S. Park Police prevented an insurrectionist mob from taking down a monument of President Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park, across from the White House.
President Trump has said that he will sign an executive order protecting national monuments across the country. The president also tweeted, “Ten years in prison under the Veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act. Beware!”
President Trump vowed via that anyone who vandalizes "any monument, statue or other such federal property" will be arrested and face up to ten years in prison, citing a little-known 2003 piece of legislation. https://t.co/tSZcNs5mbl
— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) June 23, 2020
Trump’s comments were echoed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), who shared a similar post on Twitter.
It’s about time DC police showed up to stop the mob. If Muriel Bowser won’t allow the police to do their job, @realDonaldTrump should deploy federal law enforcement to protect this 168-year-old statue and every other landmark in our nation’s capital. https://t.co/J6RUDTEbYh
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) June 23, 2020
“By the way, criminal masterminds, you’re destroying a statue on federal property that commemorates the military service of Andrew Jackson, a crime that carries a 10-year sentence under the Veterans Memorial Preservation and Recognition Act. And you’re on tape. Lock ‘em up!”
And, by the way, criminal masterminds, you’re destroying a statue on federal property that commemorates the military service of Andrew Jackson, a crime that carries a 10-year sentence under the Veterans Memorial Preservation and Recognition Act. And you’re on tape.
Lock ‘em up!
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) June 23, 2020
Sen. Cotton has also written a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr asking him to charge the mobs toppling statues around the country. The gang of incoherent troublemakers also tried to establish a so-called “autonomous zone” at the park, spray painting the letters BHAZ (Black House Autonomous Zone) on St. John’s Church. Apparently they are unaware of the “success” of the other autonomous zone, CHAZ or CHOP or whatever you call it.
#breaking: Police clash with protesters in Washington D.C.’s Lafayette Park, police moving in to stop protesters from pulling down the equestrian statue of General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans. pic.twitter.com/UosFeQQM5u
— Preston Phillips (@PrestonTVNews) June 23, 2020
Somehow all of this destruction of historical monuments and statues seems a lot less like protesting for alleged equality of African Americans and more like trying to erase our American heritage. That should not be allowed to stand.
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