While Kenosha, Wisconsin, burned, the reaction to the police shooting of Jacob Blake, has been muted compared with the nationwide uproar in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Have Democrats, Black Lives Matter, and the news media realized that America hates riots?
As Minneapolis politicians call for a top to bottom makeover of the Minneapolis police force, cops flee the force in record numbers, many claiming symptoms of PTSD. Even The New York Times acknowledges that crime surges in the wake of George Floyd’s death and the dearth of active law enforcement.
As of early July 9, 2020, police don’t know who tore a statue of Frederick Douglass from its base in a Rochester, NY, park and abandoned against a chain-link fence on the anniversary of his most famous anti-slavery speech. It wouldn’t make much sense if it were the same kind of protestors who vandalize statues of Confederate figures.
“Resisting is desperation,” says Mike Muse in a column at Medium.com attempting to explain “Why Black People Resist Arrest”. With police brutality, racial injustice, and mob violence in the news daily, it’s time to take a look at some of the underlying motivations.
In the wake of George Floyd’s death, protestors find that where words fail, free expression comes as statues of Confederate leaders fall, and their old battle flag comes down. Images and icons have become the medium of rage, and public debate. Can Conservatives connect with a generation nursed on pictures, not words? Bill Whittle’s “Two […]
Recent polls show U.S. public opinion in support of Black Lives Matter surging in the wake of the death of George Floyd, and the nationwide protests it sparked. Pollsters say such leaps are rare, but that American opinion generally moves toward equal treatment. Does the average American distinguish between the cause of racial justice embodied […]
While Bill Whittle brings you a shocker: San Francisco may address the death of George Floyd and police brutality in general, with a freeze on hiring cops who have excessive force cases on their records. What a radical notion! Right Angle — with Scott Ott, Bill Whittle and Stephen Green — is a production of […]
Best-selling author Shelby Steele, a veteran of the Civil Rights movement, says the current protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death have no clear objective, and an exclusive focus on police brutality, when the Black community could take more personal responsibility to improve their lot in life. His nearly-nine-minute remarks on Mark Levin’s show […]
A veto-proof super-majority of Minneapolis city council members say they support a move to defund the police — in the wake of the death of George Floyd — and to find a new way to do public safety with racial justice? Could this radical idea actually help reinvent an age-old approach to law enforcement that, […]
UPDATE: New York Times editorial page editor James Bennet resigned over the weekend, after we recorded this episode of Bill Whittle Now with Scott Ott. Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton’s New York Times op-ed advocating use of U.S. military, under the Insurrection Act, to deal with rioting among the George Floyd protests, sparked protest from the […]
Bryan Bartels, 20, tried to turn a peaceful protest in Pittsburgh, PA, into a riot by vandalizing a police vehicle. Protestors — voicing their objection to police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd — tried to stop the man-boy later dubbed “Antifa Kid”. A co-worker saw the video and ratted him […]
Bill Whittle’s first reaction to videos of violent protests across the nation in the wake of George Floyd’s death under the knee of a police officer was rage at the lawlessness. But this conservative’s second take was shaped by new information about about the instigating incident, and a new insight about police who take a […]
Mollie Hemingway, at TheFederalist.com, says the so-called “Battle of Lafayette Square” — in which unprovoked cops attacked peaceful protestors with tear gas canisters to clear a path for President Trump’s awkward Bible photo op — is not what every major news source said it was. Her account largely agrees with a statement from the acting […]