Bernie Sanders Shut Down By Screeching #BlackLivesMatter Protesters

Because civility or something

(Seattle Times) A Seattle speech by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was pre-empted in a chaotic confrontation Saturday afternoon with a pair of Black Lives Matter protesters, who took the stage and refused to let him speak.

The Vermont senator, who has drawn huge crowds around the country, was to be the star attraction and final speaker for a rally at Westlake Park to celebrate the 80th birthday of Social Security and the success of other anti-poverty programs.

He received a much better, and civil, reception later on, in front of a group of 15,000 hardcore Progressives

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As the crowd stomped and cheered, Sanders pledged to fight for a full menu of progressive policies, including 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents, a federal minimum wage of $15 an hour, and an end to unequal pay for women.

“This is not utopian dreaming,” Sanders said. “This is the country we can create if we are prepared to stand together.”

At Westlake, Sanders was just starting to address the crowd, thanking Seattle for being “one of the most progressive cities in the United States of America.”

That’s as far as he got before two women walked onstage and grabbed the microphone.

“If you do not listen … your event will be shut down,” one of the protesters told organizers, who offered to let them speak after Sanders. After a back and forth with the screaming protesters, organizers relented and said the demonstrators could go first.

Here’s the funniest part

Some in the largely white audience booed and chanted for protesters to let the senator talk. A few yelled for police to make arrests.

Marissa Johnson, one of the protesters, shot back, “I was going to tell Bernie how racist this city is, filled with its progressives, but you did it for me,” accusing the audience of “white supremacist liberalism.” She cited Seattle’s own police problems, including an ongoing Justice Department consent decree over use of force.

Seattle’s crime rate is nothing to brag about, being a 4 (100 being the safest), but, this is primarily due to the high property crime rate, double the national rate. The average murder rate (it’s strange to write that) is 19 a year. Compare that to other liberal cities which have way more than that every single month. Such as Baltimore. And, boy howdy, is Seattle White. 69.5%, per the last census. And only 7.9% Black. And is most assuredly very, very Liberal. Draw your own conclusions.

And hit the link to watch the video, and listen to the screeching from these rude protesters.

The activists demanded 4½ minutes of silence in memory of Brown, to symbolize the 4½ hours his body lay on a Ferguson street. While rally organizers raised their hands in support, some in the crowd yelled profanities.

August 9th is the “anniversary” of the shooting of Michael Brown. Many, many liberal media outlets are running stories about the timeline, and the results, and reflecting on the meaning and such. Few are coming to the proper conclusion, namely that one should not perform a strongarm theft of cheap cigars, don’t assault a store clerk, don’t be an idiot by walking in the middle of the street after robbing a store, don’t assault a duly sworn police officer in his car, don’t try and take his service weapon, don’t run away after the weapon goes off, then decide to charge back at the officer. Furthermore, your compatriot shouldn’t lie to law enforcement and the media (why is Dorian Johnson not in jail?). Don’t be involved in crime, don’t resist arrest, don’t assault law officers.

Of course, in reality, the #BlackLivesMatter movement doesn’t really care about all Black lives, just ones when they are killed by White police officers. Granted, some of the killings were not justified. That happens with whites, too, we just don’t hear about it on the news. When it comes to the huge Black on Black crime rate, what is called “Black in origin”, these #BlackLivesMatter folks are pretty quiet. Where’s the outrage over the huge murder and shootings rates in 65% Black Baltimore, where the majority of those shot and killed are Black?

But, in Seattle, they did get one thing right: Liberalism is very bad for Blacks. All one needs to do is look at high crime rates among Blacks in Democratic run cities, look at the poverty rates, look at the education rates, the economic conditions, the collapse of property values, and so much more. Look at how the Democratic Party panders and patronizes Blacks, then pushes them into ghettos. Of course, Blacks need to look inwards, and wonder why they put up with this.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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