The recent deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and several Dallas police officers has rocked the nation to its core. Racial lines have been drawn and the war between black and white is waging. Now protestors in St. Paul, Minnesota are making headlines over their protests.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported,
“About 100 people protesting late Saturday and early Sunday in a sometimes violent response to the police killing of Philando Castile were arrested, either during an hourslong human blockade of Interstate 94 in St. Paul or during a follow-up gathering elsewhere in the city, authorities said.
The violence perpetrated by some of the protesters against the police prompted denouncement in the strongest terms by St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and Police Chief Todd Axtell, who called the pelting of officers with rocks, bottles and other items “a disgrace.”
Combating violence with more violence is counterproductive to the cause. Even if their cause was just and right it is still doing it a disservice. Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light. These self proclaimed civil rights activists should know that, they should take a page out of Martin Luther King Jrs. book.
Instead they are spreading violence and anarchy throughout American streets making it less and less safe. Now cops are being violently injured by pelted bricks, rebar, Molotov cocktails and cement. This criminal behavior is unacceptable and cannot be tolerated.
Yet the Obama administration and the far left endorse these radical hate groups like Black Lives Matter. Further showing they care more about their dogmatic liberal ideological agenda than they do the well being of law enforcement officers and the American people.
Now more than ever we should be using our firearms to protect us yet the left pushes for us to have less and less of an opportunity to keep and bear our constitutionally given arms.