For years, the racial tensions in the most liberal parts of the country have been on the rise, with groups like Black Lives Matter doing nothing but stoking the flames.
Now, after a report came out that Chicago had its bloodiest year in decades, with over 750 dead from shootings, former police superintendent, Garry McCarthy, came out and condemned Black Lives Matter for their role in making Chicago a hellish place to live.
There’s a reason why they call it “Chiraq.”
According to the Washington Examiner,
McCarthy said that the movement was responsible for a rise in “noncompliance” — people refusing to cooperate or surrender to police.
“What is happening is — and this is ironic — that a movement with the goal of saving black lives is at this point is getting black lives taken because 80 percent of our murder victims here in Chicago are male blacks,” McCarthy told New York radio talk show host John Catsimatidis.
McCarthy was superintendent at the time of the 2014 death of Laquan McDonald, a 17 year-old who was shot by police. Dashboard camera footage of McDonald’s death contradicted the officers’ accounts of the incident, which contended that McDonald had come at them with a knife. The resulting protests after the footage was released helped to fuel the then-growing Black Lives Matter movement. An officer in the shooting has been charged with murder. McCarthy was fired by Mayor Rahm Emanuel earlier this year.
For those liberals that say that there is no direct correlation between BLM activity and Chicago’s growing crime rate, McCarthy disagrees:
McCarthy said that there was a direct connection between that rising crime rate and the movement. “There has been a political atmosphere of anti-police sentiment that has swept across this country over the last few years. The simplest way to describe it is that we have created an environment where we have emboldened criminals and we are hamstringing the police. That is creating a state of lawlessness.”
He added that this was leading to an increase in shootings of police officers as well.
He argued that the movement was encouraging “young people not to comply with police and legitimizing that non-compliance.”
The faster Black Lives Matter leaves the public eye, the faster we can go back to having a safer and more together America. Who’s with me?