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BLM releases new list of demands
« on: May 04, 2021, 08:11:32 AM »
BLM releases new list of demands, including permanently banning Trump from 'all digital media platforms'

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/blm-demands-defunding-police-banning-trump

“We are joining Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Rep. Cori Bush, Rep. Jamaal Bowman, and others who are demanding Trump be immediately convicted in the United States Senate,” reads the first demand on the BLM website. “Trump must also be banned from holding elected office in the future.”

The group also called on former President Donald Trump to be permanently banned from “all digital media platforms,” arguing he uses the platforms “recklessly and irresponsibly to spread lies and disinformation.”

Turning their attention to Trump loyalists in Congress, the activist group demanded that all GOP lawmakers that “stoked Trump’s conspiracy theories and encouraged the white supremacists to take action to overturn the election” be expelled from Congress.


The organization also demanded that police departments across the country be defunded, reasoning there is a double standard in policing that was evident during the Jan. 6 riot.

“The police that met our BLM protestors this summer with assault rifles, teargas, and military-grade protective gear were the same police that, on Wednesday, met white supremacists with patience and the benefit of the doubt, going so far as to pose for selfies with rioters,” the group’s fifth demand reads. “The contrast was jarring, but not for Black people. We have always known who the police truly protect and serve. D.C. has the most police per capita in the country; more funding is not the solution.”

But the group warned that responses to riots should not target BLM specifically.


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“In response to the coup, Politicians have already introduced the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2021,” the demand reads. “We’ve seen this playbook before. These laws are used to target Black and brown communities for heightened surveillance. Republicans are already busy trying to create an equivalence between the mob on January 6th and our Freedom Summer. We don’t need new domestic terror laws, facial recognition, or any other new police power for the state. Our government should protect righteous protest and stay focused on the real issue: rooting out white supremacy. There are enough laws, resources, and intelligence, but they were not used to stop the coup. Our elected officials must uncover why.”

The group’s last demand calls on lawmakers to pass the BREATHE Act, a proposed law named in honor of George Floyd that would reform law enforcement throughout the country while moving taxpayer dollars to a “new vision of public safety” that will “answer the call to defund the police.”

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Re: BLM releases new list of demands
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2021, 08:14:26 AM »


BLM’s 7 Demands

1. Convict and ban Trump from future political office:
We are joining Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Rep. Cori Bush, Rep. Jamaal Bowman, and others who are demanding Trump be immediately convicted in the United States Senate. Trump must also be banned from holding elected office in the future. Call your members of Congress and demand they support conviction by dialing (202) 224-3121.

2. Expel Republican members of Congress who attempted to overturn the election and incited a white supremacist attack:
More than half the Republican representatives and multiple senators stoked Trump’s conspiracy theories and encouraged the white supremacists to take action to overturn the election. We are supporting Rep. Cori Bush’s resolution to expel them from Congress for their dangerous and traitorous actions. We also support steps to bar them from seeking another office.

3. Launch a full investigation into the ties between white supremacy and the Capitol Police, law enforcement, and the military:
The Capitol was able to be breached and overrun by white supremacists attempting to disrupt a political process that is fundamental to our democracy. We know that police departments have been a safe haven for white supremacists to hide malintent behind a badge, because the badge was created for that purpose. We also know off-duty cops and military were among the mob at the Capitol on January 6th. Guilty parties need to be held accountable and fired. We are supporting Rep. Jamaal Bowman’s COUP Act to investigate these connections.

4. Permanently ban Trump from all digital media platforms:
Trump has always used his digital media platforms recklessly and irresponsibly to spread lies and disinformation. Now it is clearer than ever that his digital media is also used to incite violence and promote its continuation. He must be stopped from encouraging his mob and further endangering our communities, even after inauguration.

5. Defund the police:
The police that met our BLM protestors this summer with assault rifles, teargas, and military-grade protective gear were the same police that, on Wednesday, met white supremacists with patience and the benefit of the doubt, going so far as to pose for selfies with rioters. The contrast was jarring, but not for Black people. We have always known who the police truly protect and serve. D.C. has the most police per capita in the country; more funding is not the solution.

6. Don’t let the coup be used as an excuse to crack down on our movement:
In response to the coup, Politicians have already introduced the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2021. We’ve seen this playbook before. These laws are used to target Black and brown communities for heightened surveillance. Republicans are already busy trying to create an equivalence between the mob on January 6th and our Freedom Summer. We don’t need new domestic terror laws, facial recognition, or any other new police power for the state. Our government should protect righteous protest and stay focused on the real issue: rooting out white supremacy. There are enough laws, resources, and intelligence, but they were not used to stop the coup. Our elected officials must uncover why.

7. Pass the BREATHE Act:
The police were born out of slave patrols. We cannot reform an institution built upon white supremacy. We need a new, radical approach to public safety and community investment. President Biden has already drawn on the BREATHE Act in his executive actions calling for racial equity screens in federal programs, investing in environmental justice at historic levels, and engaging with system-impacted communities. The BREATHE Act paints a vision of a world where Black lives matter through investments in housing, education, health, and environmental justice.
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Re: BLM releases new list of demands
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2021, 09:27:17 AM »
Yup, those sound like the demands of trained Marxists.  Paint the opposition as evil, silence and eliminate them by hook or by crook, and make sure their people are in charge of enforcing everything. 
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Re: BLM releases new list of demands
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2021, 09:59:01 AM »
Yup, those sound like the demands of trained Marxists.  Paint the opposition as evil, silence and eliminate them by hook or by crook, and make sure their people are in charge of enforcing everything.
and make demands that cannot be complied with so they have an excuse to get violent.

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Re: BLM releases new list of demands
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Re: BLM releases new list of demands
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2021, 12:12:40 PM »
**** BLM.

That "movement" that some call BLM isn't really a lot different than the kind of movement my bowels produce. They just have a lot more money.
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2021, 12:25:21 PM »
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Re: BLM releases new list of demands
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2021, 07:25:58 PM »
and make demands that cannot be complied with so they have an excuse to get violent.

This is what it boils down to, make over the top demands knowing you can burn the place down if you "feel" they aren't being met.

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Re: BLM releases new list of demands
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2021, 07:45:27 PM »
Tell me again just who are the racists and fascists in America today?
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Re: BLM releases new list of demands
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2021, 05:30:34 AM »
Funny how their demands benefit the Democrat Party more than do anything to help black people.