NYC Group Plans To Burn American Flag, Calls For Disarming Police

The only thing standing between lots of crime and a total breakdown of society in their neighborhoods are armed police officers

(The Blaze) A group calling for the immediate disarmament of the New York Police Department plans to burn American flags in a Brooklyn park on Wednesday, just days before the Fourth of July holiday.

“Disarm NYPD” announced the “Burn the American Flags” event on Facebook, inviting individuals to join the organization at Fort Greene Park to “set fire to this symbol of oppression.

Organizers said accused Charleston shooter Dylann Roof wasn’t an “isolated actor,” but a “product of a consistent pattern of state-sponsored terrorism and radicalized dehumanization in America.” The event originally was aimed at burning the Confederate flag, but later changed to focus on the stars and stripes.

“There will be no peace until we tear down this system of oppression,” the group wrote on Facebook. “It isn’t enough to take the flag down; we must put an end to white supremacy once and for all.”

“We find it a sign of the times that people can care so much about a piece of cloth, while at the same time be so quiet about black churches being burned all over the country,” a post on Facebook said. “Perhaps this is the great difference between us and the so-called ‘patriots’. While they express their loyalty to symbols, we express our loyalty to the lives of the oppressed.”

If it wasn’t for armed police officers, their neighborhoods would look like a war zone. Perhaps they should care more about why there is so much crime, both the violent type along with property crime, in their neighborhoods. Worry why their kids are doing their best to avoid an education. Why their neighborhoods are very poor, with huge amounts of citizens on government assistance. Armed cops aren’t in the neighborhoods and schools because the want to oppress.

It continued, “We do not believe the ideals of America are anything to be revered. We are building something that will be much better than America. While the so-called patriots yell that we should just leave, we instead choose to dream. We dream of what real freedom looks like: freedom from paramilitaries occupying our communities, beating and killing our sons and daughters; freedom from our communities being destroyed by the speculative capital of gentrification; freedom from mass surveillance; and freedom from systemic racism.”

Let’s see: they have no problem with members of their own communities beating and killing their sons and daughters. And then they go racist by complaining about gentrification, before complaining about racism.

According to the “Disarm NYPD” Facebook page, the group’s mission is to “take away power from the powers that be.” The group calls for the immediate disarmament of the NYPD and demands the “demobilization of the police form our neighborhoods.”

I say the NYPD agrees to their terms and refuses to patrol the neighborhoods. They would be nuts to enter without weapons. Then they put up checkpoints for all those leaving the neighborhoods, checking for guns, weapons, and drugs. Leave the Disarm NYPD to its own devices, let them provide, or attempt to provide, law and order, see how that works out.

If they want to do away with what is oppressive, shouldn’t they want to discontinue the welfare and other government programs, since they do nothing but keep people tied to a gov’t that views them not as people but commodities? Shouldn’t they want to do away with the Democratic Party, which treats them as simply a voting block rather than individuals? A Party which has utterly failed them?

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