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BLM’s Anti-Police Racket Is Coming Undone

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BLM’s Anti-Police Racket Is Coming Undone

The Wall Street Journal April 19, 2022
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The organization has squandered its moral authority by acting like a hustler on the make.

In the 2021 movie “Old,” a group of vacationers is stranded on a secluded beach where the aging process is accelerated. Decades, they soon realize, pass in a matter of hours. Alas, the premise is better than the film, but it suffices as a metaphor for Black Lives Matter, a movement that has quickly aged into a racket.

BLM got its start in 2013 following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. It gained traction a year later, when Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Mo. According to a national poll published by the Daily Kos, support for BLM peaked at 52% in June 2020, a month after George Floyd was murdered by a police officer in Minneapolis. Its popularity has declined since then, and recent revelations about the organization’s spending habits are unlikely to reverse that trend.

Continue reading the entire piece here at The Wall Street Journal (paywall)

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Jason L. Riley is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a columnist at The Wall Street Journal, and a Fox News commentator. He is the author of the recent book “The Black Boom.”

Photo by FilippoBacci/iStock

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