A perceptive reader will realize the implications of this story, as we are entering a world where elected officials are cozying up to the Black Lives Matter terrorist movement and alienating police officers, their families and those who desire seeing their property value and businesses thrive.
Somerville police officers continue their fight for the removal of the Black Lives Matter banner that hangs on a building Thursday, when they gather to protest the mayor’s decision not to take it down.
“The rally will be peaceful and respectful, but will demonstrate the solidarity of police organizations in Massachusetts to the exclusionary message that the banner sends,” officer Michael McGrath, Somerville Police Employee’s Association president, said.
Wicked Local reports the rally, scheduled for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, will be held in conjunction with the Massachusetts Municipal Police Association and is the police union’s next step in its bid for the removal of the banner that they say is “deeply troubling” to police.
In a July 19 open letter to the mayor, McGrath said the Black Lives Matter movement has evolved from the grassroots advocacy group that emerged in 2014 following the deaths of young black men like 18-year-old Michael Brown of Ferguson, Missouri. He said fringe actors have used the movement to justify the killing of innocent police officers.
“It is inconceivable to us as it is demoralizing that our city would propagate its support for this movement while standing silent over the seemingly daily protest assassinations of innocent police officers around the country,” he wrote last week.
But Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone said his support for police officers could not preempt his commitment to addressing systemic racism locally and nationally.
“The city of Somerville stands against all violence and all injustice, which is why a Black Lives Matter banner hangs at City Hall and why a banner in honor of the slain officers is hanging at Somerville Police Headquarters, where it would provide the most moral support to our officers — both on my order,” Curtatone told the Journal in a statement Wednesday. “Both banners will remain hanging.”America is irredeemable.
It is a story such this that proves this fact, rendering any protest to this claim moot.
But it represents but one of many tremors appearing nationwide, foreshadowing the inevitable earthquake we all know is approaching.