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‘The New Zeroeth Amendment’ and the Predictable Death of Dijon Kizzee

Posted on | September 23, 2020 | Comments Off on ‘The New Zeroeth Amendment’ and the Predictable Death of Dijon Kizzee


If your life’s ambition is to die in a hail of police gunfire and become a martyr for the #BlackLivesMatter movement, Dijon Kizzee is an admirable role model. The media’s role in the BLM movement is to create and sustain martyrdom myths by obscuring certain crucial facts involved in the deaths of the criminals they elevate to secular sainthood. Thus, in headlines, Dijon Kizzee becomes an “L.A. cyclist,” as if he was killed — murdered by police! — for the crime of riding a bicycle while black. Anyone disputing that false narrative is then condemned as a racist.

What you will not be told — what the CNN coverage will deliberately avoid telling you — is that Dijon Kizzee was a convicted felon who had been in and out of prison for years, that he was under a restraining order at the time of his death, and that he was carrying a stolen pistol when he encountered police who sought to question him.

Liberals are always telling us how we need “common sense” gun-control laws to “keep guns off the streets.” One such law is the prohibition of felons possessing firearms. Is there any Democrat who wishes to argue that it’s OK for convicted felons to carry loaded pistols? No, of course not. But whenever cops try to arrest felons for violating such laws, we are subjected to lectures about “systemic racism” when the criminal resists arrest and, predictably, dies in a hail of police gunfire.

Let’s start with the facts, which are buried deep in a Los Angeles Times feature profile of Saint Dijon of the Blessed Bicycle:

He was convicted for various crimes in L.A. and Kern counties over the last decade and served two terms in state prison totaling more than a year between 2016 and 2019, according to officials. The prison terms related to charges including evading or attempting to evade a peace officer while driving recklessly, as well as possession of a firearm by a felon or addict.

That’s the 14th paragraph of a 29-paragraph story. You see that Kizzee was well aware that it was illegal for him to possess firearms. If the cops caught him with a gun, he was going back to prison. So when he came in contact with the police on Aug. 31, Kizzee resisted arrest and was shot, police say, when he reached for the pistol.

We may surmise that the reason he was riding a bicycle Aug. 31 wasn’t because he was seeking the cardiovascular benefits of exercise, but rather because his history of reckless driving meant that he didn’t have a driver’s license. The media wish us to believe “systemic racism” caused Kizzee’s death; therefore, his criminal record is buried in the 14th paragraph of the L.A. Times story, and not even mentioned on CNN, which will never have a panel discussion about how cops are supposed to keep guns off the streets — a goal that liberals say they support — if “activists” organize a riot every time cops try to arrest anyone who isn’t white.

Steve Sailer described this last month during the Kenosha riots:

Egged on by Joe Biden and Wisconsin governor Tony Evers, a mob of Black Lives Matter rioters has been burning down Kenosha, Wis. They are angry over the latest police shooting of yet another black criminal who assumed he is racially entitled to resist arrest.
The new Zeroth Amendment to the Constitution reads “No Black man must submit to being arrested if He’s really not in the mood to be arrested.” . . .
One of the matters the cops may have wished to speak to [Jacob] Blake about was his open warrant for felony sexual assault. But in 2020, if he’s not interested, a Black man doesn’t have to discuss his warrant with nobody.
So, Blake fell to brawling with the police. Eventually he was tased, but without apparent effect. When he got up, a policeman pointed his gun at the 29-year-old security guard to encourage him to desist. But instead of complying, he strode around to the driver’s side of his vehicle, as the police shouted to him to “Drop the knife!” He opened the door and reached in, at which point the cop grabbing his shirt shot him seven times.

Sailer then makes reference to Blake’s 2015 charge of resisting arrest after he brandished a pistol in a Racine bar. The charges were dropped in that case, apparently because witnesses were uncooperative, but you see Sailer’s point about “the new Zeroeth Amendment.”

If someone like Blake cannot be arrested — he was violating a restraining order and terrorizing the woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her — then who, exactly, are police allowed to arrest? Are only white people subject to arrest in 21st-century America? You can talk all you want about the need for “criminal justice reform,” but the real goal of the BLM movement is to make it practically impossible to arrest anyone who is black, no matter what crimes they may have committed.

This is what happens when you elect Democrats. No one who actually wants to reduce crime would ever vote for Democrats, who rely on the votes of criminals — that’s why Mike Bloomberg is paying the fines of convicted felons in Florida — in order to win elections.



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