Spokane, WA Restaurant’s Sign Turns The Tables On ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Protesters

So, free speech is only for designated races now? How typically fascist of the NAACP. This restaurant owner has every right to put up a sign saying whatever they want. The local NAACP is upset because a) Shorty Belton was white, b) a black teen beat him to death and c) no police were involved in said death. The NAACP and their communist fronts do not have a patent on the phrase “I Can’t Breath.” So what if it is a movement? That’s all Communists do is stir racial divide and manage movements. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander here… you say Eric Garner can’t breathe because he died of a heart attack while resisting arrest. Well, Shorty can’t breathe either anymore thanks to some thug who was black and who violently beat him to death.

From Western Journalism:

A Spokane, Wash., restaurant evoked a mixed reaction when owners changed its sign to honor the memory of a regular customer violently murdered in 2013. World War II veteran Delbert “Shorty” Belton was beaten to death; and according to a report by The Spokesman-Review, one black teen pleaded guilty to the crime, while another is awaiting trial for his participation.

Hillside Inn Restaurant owner Annie Pennington changed the sign in front of the business in a play on the rallying cry — “I Can’t Breathe” — that emerged after the death of Eric Garner in New York. Garner died of a heart attack after police attempted to restrain him and, according to a video of the incident, stated that he couldn’t breathe during the interaction.

Pennington posted the message “Shorty Can’t Breathe Either” on the restaurant’s marquee, leading some to applaud the memorial.

“We did it in honor of Shorty because he’s a selfless, helpless old man,” Pennington said, “and if we don’t take care of our grandpas, no one will.”

She went on to say that there was “nothing racial” about the sign, though at least one local activist nevertheless identified such connotations.

Rachel Dolezal, president of the Spokane chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, insisted that the rationale behind the sign is immaterial.

“It’s just really sad,” she said, “because it seems like it’s potentially a confusion of the intention behind the ‘I Can’t Breathe’ movement.”

Dolezal went on to say that, even if Pennington did not intend such to invoke the movement, “using the same words implies an association.”

Local councilman Mike Fagan, however, stood up for the business owner when Dolezal called to inform him that she had heard from two individuals who felt the sign expressed racism.

“I’d stand next to her,” he said, “I stand with her, period.”

Fagan called the accusations “unfounded” and defended Pennington’s “right to express her free speech.”

This doesn’t have to do with race… it has to do with violence and criminality. Leave Pennington alone and go stir up trouble somewhere else – it’s all you’ve got going for you and it’s the only thing evidently that you are good at. Stop bullying others and crying victim incessantly – the NAACP should take a long hard look at the racist in the mirror here. You can stuff your unfounded accusations over this. Just as you are free to be a bigoted, racist, Progressive, Communist… Pennington is free to have First Amendment rights. The Constitution guarantees those rights, even for worthless hatemongers such as yourselves.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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