by Selwyn Duke, The New American:
“What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want them? Now!” It would surprise many, given mainstream media suppression of truth, to learn that the preceding was chanted by Black Lives Matter protesters. What’s even more surprising, however, is that such sentiments aren’t limited to street rabble but are echoed by the powerful and supposedly sophisticated — in think tanks, political office, and elsewhere.
Exhibit A: “On Saturday night, soon after two Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputies seated in their patrol car were shot in the head in an ambush in Compton,” reported Daily Wire Sunday, “a leftist think tank called The Gravel Institute responded to a tweet stating, ‘Say it with me: blue lives matter,’ by replying, ‘Say it with me: they don’t.’”
The tweet was deleted after becoming controversial, but the Washington Examiner’s Siraj Hashmi saved a screen shot of it (below).
deleted, but the List comes for all, @GravelInstitute.
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) September 13, 2020
“The two officers that were shot were a 31-year-old mother of a six-year-old boy and a 24-year-old man with a girlfriend of his own,” the Wire reminds us. “Both were sworn into the LASD a little more than a year ago.”
Know that this wasn’t a one-off for Gravel, either. It also tweeted approvingly of the street harassment of an elderly couple emerging from President Trump’s RNC speech last month.
Interestingly, under Gravel’s heading “Who we are” (I think they’ve already shown us) in its “About” section, the organization informs, “The Gravel Institute was founded in 2019 to carry on the life’s work of former U.S Senator Mike Gravel in fighting for global peace and democracy.” Well, do note, the Gravelites didn’t say anything about fighting for domestic peace.
But the institute isn’t alone. Domestic peace also isn’t a priority for high-ranking leftists “openly cheering the carnage,” writes commentator Monica Showalter. “The wounded deputies who were blocked from life-saving treatment at the emergency entrance to St. Francis Hospital by mobs of baying lowlifes are situated in the nearby city of Lynwood,” she continues, “which is led by a city manager who tweeted this”: