The College Republicans at Dartmouth University wanted to honor police during National Police Week with the slogan “Blue Lives Matter”.
It was ripped down and replaced by Black Lives Matter posters, according to the dartmouth.com.
“It was taken down by students and replaced because it actively co-opted a movement that is supposed to comment on police brutality against black individuals in this country,” a student told the school newspaper. “It took that and by framing that as ‘Blue Lives Matter,’ it normalizes and naturalizes violence against people of color in this country. And that is not okay. That is in no way okay.”
The College Republicans were quick to react and said the vandalism violated their free speech rights.
In a statement released over the weekend, the administration said any student involved in the most recent removal of the police display could face disciplinary punishment. The statement said:
Freedom of expression is a fundamental value of the Dartmouth community. By its very nature, the exercise of free speech will include views with which some of us disagree or which we find hurtful. The unauthorized removal on Friday of a student display for National Police Week in the Collis Center was unacceptable violation of freedom of expression on our campus. Vandalism represents a silencing of free exchange rather than open engagement.
The school has taken down the Black Lives Matter posters and the Republican Club will rehang their display.
Black Lives Matter is based on the belief that racist police officers are the greatest threat facing young black men today. It has triggered riots, “die-ins”, the murder of police officers, campaigns to eliminate the grand jury when police use lethal force, and a presidential task force on policing.
Michael Brown is provably responsible for his own death but he is portrayed as a martyr and police have backed off proactive policing as a result. Hands Up, Don’t Shoot is a lie based on Michael Brown.
The thesis of the group is absurd. The police are not the threat. Blacks are the threat to other blacks.
Black Lives Matter is built on a lie. Blacks are killing blacks, not police. Last year, 987 civilians were killed by police and only 258 of them were black.
That doesn’t mean there aren’t bad police as there are bad apples in every career and it doesn’t mean they should escape punishment.
Forty percent of all cop killers have been black over the last decade and a larger proportion of white and Hispanic homicide deaths are the result of police killings, The Manhattan Institute reported, though it’s still a small number. Perhaps we should more appropriately start a group called white and Hispanic lives matter. It would still be a lie but more honest.
This radical and illogical theory became popular in about 1994 in New York when administrators at the NYPD decided to base the results of policing on statistics. The theory goes like this – if the results are too many blacks in prison in relation to the population, it has to be racism. It ignores the causes.
In New York City, 23% of the population is black and they account for 75% of all shootings, 70% of all robberies and 66% of all violent crime. Add Hispanics and you have accounted for 98% of all illegal gunfire. Whites are 33% of the city’s population and they commit fewer than 2% of all shootings, Heather MacDonald of The Manhattan Institute reported.
As a result, police called to shootings will almost always be looking for minorities and they will stop innocent minorities because they look like the suspects. It’s an unfortunate reality. Police aren’t looking to arrest minorities. Minorities are committing the crimes, not because of guns, because of social dysfunction in the community and the home.
Black Lives Matter is playing off the mass delusion these politicians and the media have promulgated. Our society is sick or we would not accept something we know to be a lie for fear of being called a racist or because we have people who want to hate police. They are not like other uncaring government agencies.
This Black Lives Matter lie has to be addressed in every single situation. It’s dangerous and it’s keeping us from dealing with a horrible problem which we can see so clearly in the Killing Fields of Chicago and other Democrat cities.
this past weekend alone, nine were slain, 16 were wounded, including 16-year-old girl.