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Joe Biden is running out of friends. He wants to keep everyone appeased, and as history shows, appeasing everyone usually just makes everyone furious with you.
Now Black Lives Matter, whose ring Biden has been kissing for years, has accused him of “terrorizing” their neighborhoods “more than Trump.”
“Biden’s first 100 days are up in 10 days. By then we need him to #End1033, which transfers military equipment into the hands of police across the country– including school & campus police. Another example? The military you see out on your streets ahead of the Chauvin verdict,” Black Lives Matter said on its Twitter page.
“Biden is currently sending more military equipment to our neighborhoods than Trump did. You read that right. Our communities are being terrorized at a greater rate than they had been under Trump,” it said.
Biden is currently sending more military equipment to our neighborhoods than Trump did. You read that right. Our communities are being terrorized at a greater rate than they had been under Trump.
— Black Lives Matter (@Blklivesmatter) April 20, 2021
The group also issued a press release lacing into the Biden administration for not defunding police quick enough for its liking.
“Our screens continue to be filled with state-sanctioned violence against Black people,” Black Lives Matter said. “And when we peacefully protest in the name of Black lives, we’re met with violence from police. But when white supremacists stormed the Capitol in January, they were invited in and posed for pictures with police.”
“No responsible leader should be increasing the weapons police have access to — and if President Biden cares about the countless Black folks who showed up to put him in office, he would recognize that,” it said.
But a lot of what we witness on our televisions is Black Lives Matter ransacking American cities. In fact Elizabeth City, North Carolina has had to issue a State of Emergency as it awaits its police department showing the bodycam footage in a deadly police shooting.
“Mayor Bettie Parker declared a state of emergency in Elizabeth City ahead of deputies releasing bodycam footage of Andrew Brown Jr.’s death, an incident that officials say could cause civil unrest,” WTKR reported.
A planned peaceful protest began at 7 a.m. at the Pasquotank County Public Safety Building on Monday.
The video is set to be viewed by Brown’s family and their attorney at the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office at 11:30 a.m., and a news conference will immediately follow.
Officials note in a document, that protesters have the right to peacefully assemble and the City of Elizabeth City will protect that right.
According to a news release, all law enforcement officers, emergency services personnel, and city employees are subject to Elizabeth City’s control and must comply with the City of Elizabeth City’s Emergency Operation Plan for public safety.
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“My co-council has spoken with the family directly about the issue, but I do know that they are pleased and have requested to see the recording,” the family’s attorney Wayne Kendall said.
“It’s part of the healing process to know what happened to a loved one who was tragically gunned down in the manner Mr. Brown was gunned down, so it’s a start but it’s bit much to say that it will bring closure,” he said.
“We’re glad that state law allows us to provide a private viewing of the body camera footage to the family of Mr. Brown and after we received their request on Sunday evening, we began working immediately to make that happen as soon as possible. The law also allows us to blur some faces on the video and that process takes time. Pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. Section 132- 1.4A, this may be done when necessary to protect an active internal investigation. As soon as these redactions are complete, we will allow the family to view this footage. We hope this occurs today, but the actual time will be driven by the completion of the redactions. We are also continuing to seek transparency within the law and continue our efforts to get a court order that would allow the video to be released to the public,” Pasquotank County Attorney R. Michael Cox said.