Black Lives Matter policy demands paint a dark portrait of what the organization may actually stand for, but that’s if you take the time to look deep enough.
The movement recently released a comprehensive list of demands to government officials and lawmakers, many of which can be described as ridiculous and even unrealistic in nature.
They want the release of a number of people from incarceration, and a few of the individuals named specifically are definitely worth taking a closer look at for the safety of the American people.
Who does Black Lives Matter want back on the streets of America?
First up is Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap Brown, who was convicted of the murder of Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy Ricky Kinchen and the attempted murder of Deputy Aldranon English, which took place on March 16, 2000.
In 2002, CBS News reported that Al-Amin had previously spent some time in prison for taking part in a robbery that resulted in a violent standoff with cops in New York. He spent five years locked up for the crime.
Though the the organization he led had the word “nonviolent” in its name, Al-Amin was known for being extremely violent.
“Many Americans are familiar with Al-Amin as H. Rap Brown, a 1960s militant who served as a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. In 1967, he characterized violence as a vital tool for blacks, ‘as American as cherry pie.'”
Therein lies the reason Black Lives Matter calls for the release of this man. They think of him as an important historical activist for black rights.
This so-called activist killed a police officer and tried to kill that officer’s partner, both of whom were black themselves.
On that fateful spring day, Kinchen and English showed up at Al-Amin’s grocery store, located in downtown Atlanta, when the brutal incident took place, as described by Daniel Green of frontpagemag.com.
“Al-Amin opened fire with a rifle on the two African-American law enforcement officers. Deputy Aldranon English was wounded and he stumbled to a nearby field to save his life. Deputy Kinchen was shot and fell. Al-Amin ran out of bullets, took a handgun from his black Mercedes, pointed it at the fallen African-American officer as he lay dying and shot him between the legs three times.”
It was Al-Amin’s word against English’s, and the jury ended up believing the surviving deputy.
The judge, deciding to spare the killer’s life, sentenced Al-Amin to life without parole.
Al-Amin is a convicted cop killer, and Black Lives Matter want him back out of the streets. For a group that insists they’re “peaceful” and not anti-police, why they would advocate for the release of such a violent man is anyone’s guess.
Assata Shakur, formerly known as Joanne Chesimard, is the unofficial hero of the Black Lives Matter movement. One of their demands is for the federal government to assist in the “removal of Assata Shakur from international terrorist lists,” and to “rescind the bounty on the head of Assata Shakur.”
Shakur is presently on the FBI’s international most wanted terrorists list, and has been on the run from US authorities since 1984, as The Blaze reported in late 2014.
“Shakur is a cop-killing fugitive who escaped from prison in 1979 and fled to Cuba in 1984, where she received political asylum. Though Shakur, a former Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army member, has been in exile since before many Black Lives Matter activists were born, she has been hailed as a ‘freedom fighter,’ her named invoked as a symbol of social justice.”
Black Lives Matter policies indicate they wish for Assata Shakur to be able to return to the United States, free of punishment.
Why would a “peaceful” group want a convicted killer and international terrorist to walk free amongst innocents?
Even if she was framed in the murder of which she was convicted, which many pro-Black Lives Matter websites claim, she’s a prison escapee, and that’s something she must answer for if the unthinkable happens and charges against her are dropped.
Then there’s the case of Assata Shakur’s ex-boyfriend, Kamau Sadiki, who once was known by the name of Freddie Hilton. Sadiki is currently serving a life sentence for participating in the murder of James Green, an Atlanta cop who was shot while sitting in his patrol car, as reported in 2002 by the NY Daily News.
Sadiki’s involvement in the murder was revealed while in custody for a different crime, the crime of child molestation.
“Hilton, of E. 104th St., Brooklyn, was charged Feb. 2 with sexually abusing his girlfriend’s daughter over a seven-year period. While he was being booked, he told Detectives Chris Karolkowski and James Moss of the 69th Precinct squad that he was a former member of the BLA and the Black Panthers, the source said. Information was uncovered that Hilton was allegedly involved in the ambush murder of Atlanta cop James Richard Greene, who was fatally shot as he sat in his patrol car.”
Black Lives Matter wants, you guessed it, Sadiki released from the life sentence he’s currently serving. It appears that even the justice sought for a helpless victim of child molestation is not enough to pull at the heartstrings of BLM leaders.
Do Black Lives Matter or do Black Criminal Lives Matter? Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin was found guilty of ending the life of one cop who was black. Ricky Kinchen had a family and people who loved and counted on him to come home at the end of the day. But on March 16, 2000 Al-Amin made it so Kinchen would never again greet his family after a day of work.
Black Lives Matter policy demands are inconsistent with the way the law works in America, not to mention inconsistent with the Constitution in general. It goes without saying that Black Lives Matter and their affiliates do not respect the United States criminal justice system, because even if a person is found guilty of a crime they didn’t commit, which BLM seems to believe about all the criminals referenced herein, they still got their day in court. Al-Amin, Shakur and Sadiki went through the motions of a trial, which is their right as Americans, they were judged by a jury of peers and they must live and deal with the outcome.
Assata Shakur obviously gets to live with the outcome a little differently than the other two.
If Black Lives Matter believes these convicted cop killers to be “freedom fighters,” it begs the question, what is their idea of freedom?
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