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#BlackLivesMatter and the Political Mythology of ‘Systemic Racism’

Posted on | July 18, 2020 | Comments Off on #BlackLivesMatter and the Political Mythology of ‘Systemic Racism’

 

You have probably never heard of Jamarcus Glover or Adrian Walker, a couple of dope dealers with criminal records (including possession of firearms as convict felons) who police say were running their operation out of a house on Elliot Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky. Cops had the house and the two dealers under surveillance and, according to an affidavit, detectives observed Glover and Walker making frequent visits to an apartment at 303 Springfield Drive, about 10 miles south of the dope house on Elliott Avenue. According to the affidavit, Glover listed this as his home address and had been seen picking up at least one package there. Detectives believed that Glover might be using the Springfield Drive address to receive or conceal his narcotics supply.

By now, the reader may be wondering, “So what? Why is McCain telling us these details about a couple of dope dealers in Louisville, Kentucky?”

 

Perhaps you have not followed the #BlackLivesMatter movement closely enough to know the name Breonna Taylor, but she rivals George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks as a cause célèbre of the movement. Protesters always include her name among the alleged victims of racism. She was killed by police, and white people are universally complicit in the systemic oppression that is blamed for Taylor’s death. Or so you must profess to believe, if you don’t want to be attacked by an angry mob.

Activists at Cornell University are trying to get Professor William Jacobson fired from his job because Jacobson refuses to be quiet about the outright lies promoted by #BlackLivesMatter, e.g., the myth that Mike Brown was holding his hands up saying “don’t shoot!” before a police officer shot him in Ferguson, Missouri. No one can be permitted to question the narrative of “systemic racism” as the all-purpose explanation when black people are shot by police. #BlackLivesMatter is a terrorist mob organized for the purpose of looting, arson and vandalism, toppling statues and descrating churches, as a means of intimidating the citizenry, with the goal of helping Democrats win the November election.

Inspiring fear is inherent to the #BlackLivesMatter project, and nearly everyone is afraid to question the “systemic racism” narrative of the movement. Do you want to get fired from your job? Do you want to be accused of racism? Do you want a gang of anarchists to show up at your house and frighten your children? No, of course not, and therefore you must shut up and pretend to believe whatever #BlackLivesMatter says.

Well, what role did racism play in the death of Breonna Taylor?

Zero. Nothing. Nada.

Breonna Taylor Search Warra… by Robert Stacy McCain on Scribd

What happened was this: Police investigating Jamarcus Glover and Adrian Walker’s drug-dealing operation got a warrant for the apartment on Springfield Drive that Glover listed as his address. Glover had been seen at that address, where he picked up a package that detectives believed might have been related to his drug business. The tenant of the apartment — the person whose name was on the lease — was Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT who worked for University of Louisville Health. Police got a so-called “no-knock” warrant, and when they rammed through the door in the wee hours of the morning of March 13, Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker started shooting. Walker legally owned the pistol and reportedly believed the people busting into the apartment were intruders. Police returned fire, and of the more than 20 shots fired, eight struck Taylor, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Breonna Taylor was both black and innocent, but she was not a victim of racism. Bad police tactics, yes, but racism, no.

Taylor had previously dated Jamarcus Glover, and apparently they had maintained what an attorney for Taylor’s family called a “passive friendship,” since then, which might explain why Glover was using her apartment as his mailing address. Glover was arrested at the Elliott Avenue address the same night as the police raid on Taylor’s apartment.

At least one police officer involved in the raid has been fired, and the Taylor family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Louisville. Everybody will get their day in court, so why are people marching around shouting Breonna Taylor’s name as if this proves something about “systemic racism”? This was a tragic incident, which I’m sure the Louisville Police Department regrets, but the fact that Breonna Taylor was black does not mean she was shot because she was black.

Do not allow yourself to be deceived by propaganda. Do not be intimidated into embracing a false narrative about “systemic racism.”




 

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