Black Lives Matter Supporters Threaten To Riot Over Alton Sterling Death
Black Lives Matter supporters are threatening to stage riots in response to the death of Alton Sterling, who was shot by two white police officers in Louisiana. 37-year-old Sterling died of gunshot wounds to the chest and neck after a confrontation in Baton Rouge last night that was sparked by reports of a man threatening people with a gun outside a shop. Video footage of the shooting shows the two officers wrestling with Sterling, who is wearing a red shirt. One of the officers pins Sterling’s arm to the floor with his knee before drawing a gun.
“He’s got a gun. Gun!” a voice is frantically heard saying before shots ring out. Hours after the shooting, around 200 people gathered near the scene before blocking roads and chanting “black lives matter”. The two officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave.
According to one eyewitness, police later removed a gun from Sterling’s pocket.Reaction on Twitter was furious, with many “Black Lives Matter” supporters threatening to stage riots and civil unrest. Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore were both hit by riots and widespread looting after the deaths of Michael Brown and Freddie Gray.
A sample of the tweets threatening riots and civil unrest appears below. One of the individuals urges rioters to target “privileged” neighborhoods.
If you are assembling to riot for #AltonSterling dont do it in a densely populated area for the oppressed. Riot in a privileged neighborhood
— Camlet (@CambaWalker) July 6, 2016
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Alton Sterling Shooting by Baton Rouge Police Sparks Outrage, DOJ to Investigate
NBC News is reporting that the U.S. Department of Justice will lead the investigation into the death of a black man shot multiple times by police during a confrontation at a Louisiana convenience store, the state’s governor said. Graphic cellphone video circulating online, filmed by a witness early Tuesday, appears to show Alton Sterling, 37, being shot as two cops pin him to the ground before he is killed.
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WARNING FROM STEWART RHODES:
I watched the video and cannot tell, at this time, if it was a bad shoot or a good shoot, because I cannot see his right hand and whether or not he was reaching for the gun that was in his pocket. I’ll have to wait for more evidence to be released. But that ambiguity doesn’t matter to Black Lives Matter supporters. They are threatening to riot right now. Our members in Louisiana, and the citizens of Louisiana, need to be on high alert for the possibility of civil unrest, rioting, looting, and arson on a scale of Ferguson, Baltimore, or perhaps even as bad as what we saw during the 1992 Rodney King riots. And remember, the Rodney King riots spread from Las Angeles to multiple cities around the nation in a matter of hours. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that any riots will be confined to Baton Rouge.
If you are in, or near, any area that may erupt in riots, you need to take serious precautions to secure yourself, your family, your home or business, and those of your neighbors, NOW! You cannot count on the police, on the fire department, or the emergency medical services to help you. You must be ready to help yourselves, and that goes for defense, fire protection, and emergency medical aid. If you don’t already have a neighborhood watch, with teeth, now is the time to get it done.
I was living and working in Las Vegas during the Rodney King riots, and I can testify from first hand experience how incredibly fast such rioting and civil unrest can spread, and how quickly the police can be overwhelmed. Under such circumstances, it falls to We the People to protect our community from violent looters, arsonists, rapists, and murderers who take advantage of chaos. In L.A., the LAPD was outnumbered and outgunned by the looters, and had to retreat, leaving the people on their own. The grit and determination of the armed Korean shop owners made the news, but there were many other examples of people stepping up to protect their communities, with armed adhoc “neighborhood watches” blocking streets with cars and manning the barricades to keep violent looters and arsonists out of their neighborhoods.
During the Rodney King riots, I worked the graveyard shift at the Horseshoe Hotel in downtown Las Vegas, and the nearby rioters where threatening to loot and burn the downtown hotels and casinos to the ground, if they could manage to break through the police cordon. They failed to break through, and it was actually lucky for them that they were unable to do so. I know for a fact that many of the security guards in the downtown Las Vegas hotels brought scoped hunting rifles to work, and many of us military veterans also had semi-auto rifles in our cars “just in case.” For example, I had my Steyr Aug and a dozen loaded magazines in my own vehicle. Fortunately, Las Vegas Metro was able to hold the line and we did not have to use our rifles (there was no way we were going to let anyone set fire to those hotels, which were full of people). But it was surreal to watch the buildings in North Las Vegas burn all night just on the other side of the freeway from where we stood watching, up on the roof of the parking garage.
As the Korean shop owners showed in LA, and as was shown by local residents (of all colors) in Ferguson, and as Oath Keepers members showed by our own example in Ferguson as well, it really does fall to the people to protect themselves and each other during most of these events, because it is very rare for the police to actually be able to contain the riots (and even when they can, such police containment does nothing for the unfortunate people who live in the riot zone, where the police dare not go during a full scale event).
We are now in a far worse situation than we were back in 1992. As Navy Jack has so ably reported over the past few weeks, the Black Lives Matter movement looks to be a racist communist front organization that is Hell-bent on dividing Americans along racial and class lines and causing as much chaos as possible to further their radical goals of “fundamentally transforming” America. The above quoted tweet, “If you are assembling to riot for #AltonSterling dont do it in a densely populated area for the oppressed. Riot in a privileged neighborhood” is indicative of both the class hatred and racial hatred that is endemic to Black Lives Matter and its fellow travelers.
Just as the radical “environmentalist” movement is a calculated mask and justification for Marxist ideology (I call them “watermelons” – green on the outside, but red on the inside) so too is Black Lives Matter just a mask and justification for repackaged Marxism, claiming to speak for all black Americans much like the racist Marxists of La Raza (which stands for “the Race”) claim to speak for all Hispanic Americans while they spread racist hatred and class hatred. Both serve as Marxist surrogates and proxies for the Obama regime and for the elite domestic and international enemies of our Republic who pull the strings behind the scenes, such as George Soros.
Their playbook is the same one the Marxist left has been using since the 1960s, as Lee Stranahan ably points out here:
In this case, the broad narratives that provide the “moral of the story”are common ones for the left, which date back more than 50 years from groups like the Black Panther Party to the Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter movements. The larger themes being promoted in the Alton Sterling case are:
America is a racist oppressor state.
Minorities are constant victims of this oppression.
Police brutality is commonplace as a mechanism of this oppression.
Conservatives and Republicans are the ones behind this oppressive agenda.
As the favored children of the regime, you can expect the Obama Administration to do nothing to stop them. Instead, Obama and Attorney General Lynch will do all they can to fan the flames. Get ready. Unite with your neighbors, and with your local police and veterans, and prepare to defend the Republic one building at a time, one street at a time, one neighborhood at at time, and one town or city at a time. And focus on ideology, not race, and see the instigators and provocateurs for what they really are – Reds.
Founder and President of Oath Keepers