Byrone Cowan, 43, of Racine, was charged July 11 with threatening police and making terrorist threats - both hate crimes. Cowan specifically posted threats on July 7 against white police officers and their families. Concerned citizens and law enforcement organizations from around the country, including the FBI, informed the Racine Police Department of the posts as soon as they went online. Cowan was taken into custody the same day. The hate-filled post said, "I encourage every black man in America to strap up it is clear. I encourage every white officer to kiss their love(d) ones good-bye. Every time you leave the house tell them you love them, because you may not make it home." He also stated in his post, "This is war... it's time to start going into their homes and killing their families... be first to shoot first." This is alarming, racist and shameful! Are we really at war?!
Earlier in July, after the Dallas tragedy, where five police officers were murdered, Detroit police arrested 4 black men over hate-filled threatening Facebook posts. One post praised the Dallas killer as a "hero" and said he was "inspired" by him. Another post stated that "It's time to wage war and shoot the police first." This is appalling and inexcusable! It sounds like we're at war! And it's not only coming from black males, but also from black women.
Ebony Dickens, 34, from Georgia, posted, "All black people should rise up and shoot at every white cop in the nation starting NOW." She continued, "I condone black-on-white killings" and "Death to all white cops nationwide." She not only thought that she was justified, but also that this was within her 1st amendment rights! Delusional! Once the FBI and Homeland Security got involved, she realized she might have been mistaken.
Latausha Nedd, also from Georgia, posted racist threats against police on her Facebook page. She thought she would get off easy because Wanda Dallas, a black female judge, was hearing the case. But she was wrong. Judge Dallas confronted her in court saying, "You said that 'It's open season on killing "cracker" cops.' Does that fix the problems that we have in this country or does that add to the problems we have in this country?!" Judge Dallas is right. All these racist, hateful threats only add to the nation's problems.
We had better wake up - fast - and realize that we are at war! Not a war between blacks and whites. And not a war between blacks and cops. Not even a war between blacks and white cops. Most black people do not agree or condone such criminal actions! This is a war between police and black thugs. And not just white cops... all cops! And if this hateful behavior is not quenched, it will grow to "hate" killings against white people in general.
Black Lives Matter, which started out as a civil protest group, has turned, for the most part, into a racially motivated hate group. Clips on YouTube reveal some disturbing videos. There are clips showing groups of black people with a message of hate chanting, "Pigs in a blanket, fry em' like bacon," walking down the street! Another clip shows black people marching while one asks, "What do we want?" and the rest declare, "Dead cops!" Then, "When do we want it?" The group yells, "Now!" Many videos of this nature are viewable online.
Why aren't politicians vigorously voicing their disapproval of such hate-mongering?! Why is President Obama not vehemently lashing out against such racist bigotry?! I believe God has raised him up for such a time as this, yet he stays relatively quiet and offers meaningless jargon! Martin Luther King would've denounced this hate!
Where is the outrage?!! Why aren't these people arrested and prosecuted! Our passive and morally warped society just allows it to go on, like it's okay! Well, it's not okay!! It's criminal behavior!! As long as this behavior is tolerated in the name of political correctness and free speech, demonstrations like these will only increase in number and in violence. This is not a matter of free speech. This is a matter of hate speech!
Some people in prominent positions are saying something and are even angry about it, like Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke. Clarke, who is black, spoke at the Republican Convention. He started out his speech by declaring, "I would like to make something very clear. BLUE LIVES MATTER!" He's right! Police are not part of the problem! Police are part of the solution! What happened in Baton Rouge and Dallas is horrendous! And it's not about gun laws! Criminals will always have plenty of guns because they do not obey laws, especially gun laws!
Hours before his speech, Sheriff Clarke looked visibly upset upset when CNN host Don Lemon started an interview by asking him if he had a "message of peace." Sheriff Clarke couldn't believe it. I couldn't believe it either. Peace?! How could there be peace?! Sheriff Clarke calmly but boldly said, "This anti-cop sentiment from this hateful ideology, called Black Lives Matter, has fueled this rage against the American police officer!" He also said that these "purveyors of hate preach vile and virtue in the name of hate!"
Sheriff Clarke is right! Blue lives matter. All lives matter. Black lives certainly matter too, but the group Black Lives Matter is about something different. This group, movement, or ideology (whatever you want to call it) is only furthering hate, anger and fear. This violent movement is against anyone - including black people - who is not on their side. The majority of the black population do not agree with the Black Lives Matter tactics. This hate speech and hate crime needs to stop, ASAP! Like I said before... the police are not part of the problem. In fact, thank God for the police and thank God for their sacrifice and service!