If I were the mayor of a city, which I am glad that I am not, I would have treated the rioting a lot different than some of the other mayors might have done.
It’s one thing to protest and march, but one thing that you might remember about the protests during the Civil Rights movement is that folks weren’t setting fire to entire cities. They were doing things the right way.
At the end of it all, cities need to be making Black Lives Matter pay for the fact that they are destroying buildings that had nothing to do with why they were mad in the first place.
It often feels as if there is more than one set of rules and standards in the US these days. One, strict and ‘guilty until proven innocent … and even if proven innocent, still guilty’ and ‘above the law.’ I’ll leave it to you to decide who falls into which group right now.
I’m sure you remember the lawlessness that rocked many ‘blue’ cities during the summer. Detroit was one of the cities hit hardest by the civil unrest, much of which was instigated/carried out by BLM activists in response to what they claim is ‘systemic racism’ and predatory policing tactics.
Depending on where you get your information, you may or may not be aware that there were many law enforcement officers who were injured while trying to prevent the city of Detroit from falling into complete and utter chaos. It is not being reported by Fox News that the city is looking to hold BLM accountable for the destruction that ensued.
‘The city [Detroit] alleges that injuries to police officers have included “cracked vertebrae, lacerations, and concussions,” a report says
The city claims the activists participated in the conspiracy, “defamed” the mayor and police, and contends that the city should be awarded damages, The Intercept reported.
The city cites four protests that occurred in the city this year, and alleges that injuries to police officers included “cracked vertebrae, lacerations, and concussions,” according to the report.’