Another Black Lives Matter protest descended into violence and chaos last week.
During the group’s rally against police in Dallas, Texas, Micah Johnson murdered five police officers and wounded six others in a sniper-style attack.
The ensuing message given by Attorney General Loretta Lynch to Black Lives Matter following the murders disturbed many Americans.
Even though many critics believe that Black Lives Matter and their anti-police rhetoric contributed as an inspiration for Johnson’s killing spree, Attorney General Lynch offered encouragement to the notorious group.
“I want you to know that your voice is important,” Lynch said Friday during a news conference at the Justice Department. “Do not be discouraged by those who would use your lawful actions as cover for their heinous violence. We will continue to safeguard your constitutional rights and to work with you in the difficult mission of building a better nation and a brighter future.”
However, there is evidence Black Lives Matter is a violent group.
Some believe because the BLM movement acts more as the shock value for the administration’s war on police that officials like Attorney General Lynch look the other way.
The Black Lives Matter movement has generated controversy since becoming prominent following the protests in Ferguson when Officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown after Brown started a fight with the officer and reached for his gun.
Critics contend that the message of the group is anti-cop and racist.
Mediaite reports Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly saying the group “inflames rather than illuminates. It is essentially a ‘hate America’ group.”
And Rush Limbaugh described Black Lives Matter as a “terrorist” group after Johnson assassinated the five police officers in Dallas.
The Hill reports:
“They’re a terrorist group,” Limbaugh said. “They’re quickly becoming a terrorist group committing hate crimes.
“Well, I’m hearing people use the word ‘terrorism’ in association with this incident,” he continued. “And some people are describing the shooter as an actual terrorist within the definition of the word that we use when we’re talking about al Qaeda, ISIS, militant Islam and so forth. Not that there’s a connection here to that. But terrorism in this country usually means that. But now people are calling this it….
Limbaugh called the shootings an “act of terror.”
“There’s no denying. When you have a military-type triangulation assassination squad with the expressed objective, as the shooter has made clear, he wanted to kill white cops,” he said.
Recent events have focused attention on the conduct and rhetoric of Obama and administration officials towards police officers.
There is no question Obama has embraced the Black Lives Matter movement.
He has invited their leading members to the White House and has often spoken in positive terms about their goals.
But, by embracing the ideology behind the radical movement, his administration has subsequently wrapped themselves around their anti-police statements and actions, as well.
The fact that Attorney General Lynch insisted Black Lives Matter protesters should not be discouraged – after an individual who was inspired by their beliefs murdered five police officers – sends an alarming message to many Americans.