What could possibly go wrong?
Those opposed to police brutality apparently think that trying to provoke it is an appropriate method of protest. At the RNC, Black Lives Matter protesters are waving around toy guns at the police to protest those who’ve been killed by police who mistook toy guns for actual guns.
Aren’t they worried that this could happen again? Apparently not.
As raucous as the scene might be inside the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, events outside the 2016 Republican National Convention venue are taking on a real circus atmosphere.
…to include Black Lives Matter protesters waving toy guns in police officers’ faces.
In the aftermath of the assassination of five cops in Dallas and another three in Baton Rouge in just over a week, a black man taunted police Tuesday outside the convention.
— HYPELINE (@HypelineNews) July 19, 2016
Wearing a t-shirt with a message about Tamir Rice that included the term “pigs” in reference to police, the “protester” walked in front of a line of cops waving a neon-green toy gun, stopping along the way to stare the officers down.
Rice was the 12-year-old boy brandishing a realistic-looking toy gun who was shot and killed by an officer in November 2014.
Here are some photos of those protesters:
— Eyder Peralta (@eyderp) July 19, 2016
— Pittsburgh CityPaper (@PGHCityPaper) July 19, 2016
— Trevor Hughes (@TrevorHughes) July 19, 2016
— Joe Noga (@JoeNogaCLE) July 19, 2016
And even more interesting, here are just some toy guns that have been converted into real guns:
Are these people completely insane? I think you know the answer.