KENOSHA, Wis. — Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King is now threatening to identify random officers of the Kenosha, Wisconsin police force following the officer involved shooting of Jacob Blake earlier this week.
In a tweet Tuesday evening, King expressed anger over the department’s delay in identifying the officers seen on video shooting Blake as he reached into his vehicle to retrieve what they believed was a gun.
“To the Kenosha Police Department,” King tweeted,
“If you do not name the officer who brutally shot Jacob Blake on Sunday, we will simply begin naming officers from your department who may or may not be him.
Your protection of his identity is unethical.
What’s his name?”
King, dubbed “Talcum X” by some on social media due to his identifying as a black man despite his Caucasian heritage, has been vocal in attempting to “out” the officers involved since the shooting on Sunday night.
“Lots of speculation. WHAT IS HIS NAME?,” King tweeted before beginning to release the names of Kenosha officers. “That this man did THAT and we still aren’t 100% sure of his name is outrageous. That man is somewhere deleting all of his racist social media posts, cleaning up his whole life.”
In another tweet King identified officer Luke Courtier, saying “Police could end this right now.”
On Wednesday, King began hypothesizing conspiracy theories claiming Kenosha police collaborated with “white supremacists” ahead of Tuesday night’s riots, driving protesters toward armed counter-protesters to be gunned down.
WASHINGTON — In an effort to prevent mobs from destroying statues they deem to be ‘racist’, President Trump says he will issue an executive order that would force cities to protect historical monuments.
In an interview with EWTN, the president called the destruction of such monuments by Black Lives Matter activists a “disgrace” and vowed to protect them from further damage.
“You saw Ulysses S. Grant, where they want to take him down. He’s the one that stopped the ones that everybody dislikes so much. It’s a disgrace.”
“Also, remember, some of this is great artwork. This is magnificent artwork, as good as there is anywhere in the world, as good as you see in France, as good as you see anywhere.” Trump added.
“It’s a disgrace. Most of these people don’t even know what they’re taking down.” the President declared.
When asked if he had any plans to stop it, , Trump replied “We’re going to do an executive order, and we’re going to make the cities guard their monuments. This is a disgrace.”
President Trump followed the interview by taking to twitter where he wrote, “Ten years in prison under the Veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act! Beware!”
“I have authorized the Federal Government to arrest anyone who vandalizes or destroys any monument, statue or other such Federal property in the U.S. with up to 10 years in prison, per the Veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act, or such other laws that may be pertinent,” Trump wrote. “This action is taken effective immediately, but may also be used retroactively for destruction or vandalism already caused. There will be no exceptions!”
WASHINGTON — Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King on Monday called for the removal of all monuments, statues, stained glass windows, paintings and murals of “racist” Jesus Christ, and his “European” mother, Mary.
“Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down. They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been. In the Bible, when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend in, guess where they went? EGYPT! Not Denmark. Tear them down,” King said in a statement posted to his official Twitter account. “Yes. All murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends should also come down. They are a gross form white supremacy. Created as tools of oppression. Racist propaganda. They should all come down.”
King’s statement came in response to a debate in which the removal of several historical monuments was discussed and discussions continued to which statues and monuments were “culturally unacceptable” in 2020.
Sacramento, CA (Sacratmento Bee) — Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a proposal that would restrict the circumstances under which California police officers could use deadly force.
Assembly Bill 931, which would raise the standard for lethal use of force from “reasonable” to “necessary,” passed the Senate Public Safety Committee on an initial vote of 5-1.
It was the first hearing for the controversial measure, which has raised sharp objections from law enforcement groups that contend it would put officers’ lives in danger. Under the bill, deadly force could be justified only if there were no reasonable alternatives.
“We ask officers to run toward danger and sacrifice their safety,” Cory Salzillo of the California State Sheriffs’ Association said. It would be “unfair” to ask them to do so when an after-the-fact analysis might undermine their actions in the field, he added.
Supporters filled the committee room, many of them carrying pictures of friends and family members who had been killed by police. Several lawmakers expressed that the bill was necessary to address a deeper problem of racism in policing.
“It always blows me away that law enforcement only fear for their life when they are facing black and brown people,” Sen. Steve Bradford, D-Gardena, said.
Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, introduced AB 931 in April, after the death of Stephon Clark in south Sacramento. Clark was shot 20 times in his backyard by police officers who said they thought the cellphone in his hand was a gun.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FBI has officially recognized black extremist groups a threat to national security.
In a newly released report by the department’s counterterrorism division (https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4067711/BIE-Redacted.pdf) FBI officials call out “black identity extremists” who they say are targeting law enforcement and other government groups with violence.
“The FBI judges it is very likely BIE perceptions of police brutality against African
Americans have become organizing drivers for the BIE movement since 2014, resulting in a spike of BIEs intentionally targeting law enforcement with violence,” the report states. “In all six targeted attacks since 2014, the FBI assesses it is very likely the BIE suspects acted in retaliation for perceived past police brutality incidents.”
“The FBI assesses it is very likely a few of the BIEs who have targeted law
enforcement since 2014 were influenced by more than one ideological perspective” the report continues.
“It is very likely that BIEs’ perceptions of unjust treatment of African-Americans and the perceived unchallenged illegitimate actions of law enforcement will inspire premeditated attacks against law enforcement over the next year,” the report goes on. “It is very likely additional controversial police shootings of African-Americans and the associated legal proceedings will continue to serve as drivers for violence against law enforcement.”
Black activist groups were quick to respond to the report, which they claim is proof of racial profiling.
“We knew that we were likely being watched,” DeRay Mckesson of Black Lives Matter told The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/06/fbi-black-identity-extremists-racial-profiling). This is confirmation that the work of social justice continues to threaten those in power.”
But experts in the fields of social trends say the FBI is right in calling out the threat to law enforcement.
“It’s not racial profiling, it’s violence profiling,” Scott Walter, president of Capital Research Center, said in an interview with Fox News. “Identity politics can kill, whether it’s white identity politics, which killed in Charlottesville, or black identity politics, which kills cops.”
“We have to be able to distinguish between free speech and violence,” Walter said.
“[Many] longtime [black] activist groups were not obsessed with violence.”