More Nationwide Freddie Gray “Protests” – Connections and Cons
More Freddie Gray protests occurred in the last few day- just not in Baltimore. Fox News reported on April 28 that an analysis of Social Media suggested a connection between protests in Ferguson, and Baltimore. Let’s add new nationwide “Baltimore Rising” protests to that: protests in Denver, LA, Minneapolis, and DC, as well as two separate eruptions in Ferguson in which 2 people were shot, and New York in which between 60 and 100 people were arrested. It really may be a “conspiracy.”
Fox News said,
An analysis of social media traffic in downtown Baltimore Monday has unearthed striking connections to the protests in Ferguson, Mo. last year, according to a leading data mining firm that shared its findings exclusively with Fox News.
The firm, which asked to remain anonymous because of its government work, found between 20 and 50 social media accounts in Baltimore that were also tied to the peak period of violence in Ferguson. While further analysis is being conducted on the data, it suggests the presence of “professional protesters” or anarchists taking advantage of Freddie Gray’s death to incite more violence.
New York erupted yesterday as protesters refused to stay out of the street, and police had to move them back onto the sidewalk. Between 60 and 100 people were arrested. The Washington Times reported,
Protesters first rallied in Manhattan’s Union Square, where they chanted “no justice, no peace” and “hands up, don’t shoot,” a reference to the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, last year. Police officers stood and watched.
A police helicopter hovered overhead, and a police loudspeaker warned the protesters that they would be arrested if they marched in the street.
A group of protesters spilled into the street, disrupting traffic. Dozens of police officers moved in with plastic handcuffs and began making arrests while officers with batons pushed the crowd back onto the sidewalk.
Shouting that the “whole damned system is guilty” and that “killer cops should be sent to jail,” the New York crowd seemed to taunt police into making a move to stop them.
In Ferguson, Missouri late Tuesday and into Wednesday, there were two separate incidents in which two people were shot. Authorities haven’t decided whether the shootings were related to the protests, but there were protests occurring in the city.
— Valerie Schremp Hahn (@valeriehahn) April 30, 2015
— Haiku (@HaikuUnsung) April 30, 2015
The great divide
Police brutality is something none of us want. But a concerted effort to kill police officers, and disrupt the lives of citizens across the country appears to be the agenda of some anarchist groups.
As these groups seek to have officers ruined, the need for more officers may grow. The pool of good ones may shrink. What these groups will get is one of two things: either a weak police force that can’t protect the people, or a militarized force that no longer has good men and women in it. They are attempting to goad the police into attacking.
Not all black people are rioters. Not all agree with what has been happening. Everyone is not a cop-hater. But when politicians like Hillary jump on the bandwagon by saying that “there is a clear pattern” to the police “killings,” things become even more tense. The “conspiracy” may not be on the side of police- it may be on the side of the anarchists who are trying to destroy America.
— Masked Gorilla (@MaskedGorilla) April 30, 2015
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 29, 2015
Protests over Baltimore spread across the country last night, with demonstrations from New York to California http://t.co/g1qqK1arOL
— Mark Berman (@markberman) April 30, 2015
— TIME.com (@TIME) April 30, 2015
Protests don’t quite describe what’s going on in New York and Minneapolis and Baltimore right now. UPRISING is a much better description. — Shaun King (@ShaunKing) April 29, 2015
Protests in support with Baltimore rising in Washington D.C., New York, Boston, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Ferguson.
— Patrick deHahn (@patrickdehahn) April 29, 2015