Members of Black Lives Matter, a group of activists that released data on carding people of colour in Edmonton, including Bashir Mohamed and Reakesh Walters, along with representatives of community organizations, were invited to a “private, secret” meeting with Chief Rod Knecht on Wednesday at the police information checks building in the Nexus Business Park on 118 Avenue to speak about carding.
Eureka! Look no more for the Rosetta Stone, the smoking gun, the Holy Grail of how reporters and public officials are in denial, deceit, and delusion about black criminality so wildly out of proportion.
We found it. And it is a doozy: Transit officials in the San Francisco area do not release videos of black criminality because they do not want to make the black kids angry.
A police officer wounded in a shooting rampage in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, last year that left three officers dead sued Black Lives Matter movement leaders on Friday, accusing them of inciting violence that spurred the attack.
The War on Cops claims another life, this time in New York City.
The assassination of NYPD officer Miosotis Familia, who was sitting in her vehicle doing paperwork when she was shot in the head, is the latest instance of the national “War on Cops.” Her murderer, Alexander Bonds—subsequently gunned down by cops—was a career criminal who boasted of having attended “Attica High School,” and had previously beaten up a police officer with a pair of brass knuckles.
An innocent black woman was shot and killed in New York today. Yet there have been no Black Lives Matter marches, protests, or memorial videos. The group hasn’t even thrown together a single, paltry vigil. The reason? I’m sure you can guess. This lady committed the unpardonable sin of being a police officer.
Believe it or not, this week the University of Toronto gave its official blessing and taxpayer dollars for a black-students-only graduation.
No doubt administrators saw their actions as the height of enlightenment, the epitome of tolerance. Instead, what this was yet another step away from a truly inclusive society and into the middle of a racial and gender identity-politics minefield.
The couple, identified as Nathaniel Eric Smith and Latasha M. Smith, got into an altercation with the food store’s owner, Jeanette Norris, because they said their chicken was cold and they didn’t have enough fries.
Hedy Weiss has been Chief Theater Critic for the Chicago Sun-Times since 1984, a popular fixture in theater circles for decades. But that has changed in recent weeks. Leading arts figures in the Windy City have created a petition demanding that she no longer be invited to productions.
Weiss’ “crime”? She keeps posting opinions the Chicago theater scene finds offensive. It all came to a head when Weiss recently reviewed Steppenwolf Theater’s production of playwright Antoinette Nwandu’s Pass Over, a modern black version of Samuel Beckett’s classic Waiting for Godot.