A Latino “protester” broke a loudspeaker over the head of a senior citizen during a scuffle over the removal of a Christopher Columbus statue in Wooster Square Park in New Haven, Connecticut.
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Police intervened to deescalate the situation after “protesters” clashed with members of the Italian-American Heritage Foundation, who were protesting the removal of the statue.
The Columbus statue has stood in Wooster Square Park for 125 years — including during the eight-year presidency of Barack Obama — when Black Lives Matter apparently didn’t find it offensive.
In the harrowing video, a Latino man assaults an old white man with a loudspeaker and wrestles him to the ground. The assailant is wearing a T-shirt with the words “White Lives Matter Too Much.”
The attacker apparently believes that white lives should matter less, which may explain why he beat an old white man over the head.
Ironically, a police officer eventually intervened to protect the Latino assailant from the angry crowd after he assaulted the senior citizen.
One man in the crowd yells at the attacker as he cowers behind the police officer: “Now you want the cops! NOW you want them, huh?”
Many Italian-Americans revere the statue of Christopher Columbus, saying it’s a point of pride for Italians, who were discriminated against when they first immigrated to America before achieving success.
“We just want everybody else to respect our ethnic group as well,” New Haven resident Louis Pane told NBC Connecticut. “It’s about coming together as one in the future to all live in harmony and all have equality.”
The comedic irony of the assailant seeking the protection of a local cop underscores the stupidity of the left’s “Defund the Police” movement.
Similarly, the victim of a shooting in Seattle’s police-free CHOP zone blamed the police for not responding fast enough after he got shot last weekend when it was his fellow CHOP thugs who blocked the cops from entering the zone to help him.
Shooting victim in CHAZ now wants to sue the police for not responding fast enough to the "autonomous zone" where they have put up barricades barring the police from entering.pic.twitter.com/2C3TZD6gRi
— Red Nation Rising (@RedNationRising) June 24, 2020
Political commentators note that every election cycle, the Left invokes slavery to incite a race war, in the hopes that this will influence black Americans into voting for Democrats.
Right on cue, the New York Times just published a blog post demanding that “slavery reparations” be paid to black people.
This is a dog whistle to whip up racial resentment in a bid to manipulate black Americans into voting for Democrats.
“It is time for this country to pay its debt. It is time for reparations.”
If true justice and equality are ever to be achieved in the United States, the country must finally take seriously what it owes black Americans, writes @nhannahjones for @NYTmag. https://t.co/5z9dfBzzeG
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 24, 2020
In reality, both the political Left and the Right understand that the reparations con game is a trick to bribe black people for votes. Democrats have used this pandering scheme every election cycle for the past few decades to foment racial resentment.
However, black activists have repeatedly warned black voters to not fall for the “Blame Whitey” hustle.
They say it’s a shameless scam to con black Americans into voting for Democrats. After the elections are over, the Democrats will go back to ignoring black Americans until they need their votes again for the next election cycle.
Slavery reparations hustle and 'Blame Whitey' mania is a scam, says former ACLU leader https://t.co/kUYaSUdscI
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) April 7, 2019
Civil rights activist Robert Woodson trashed the slavery reparations dog whistle, saying today’s sham “civil rights movement” has devolved into a Race Grievance industry.
“It’s the most ridiculous proposal that I’ve ever heard! With reparations, the question is, who pays and who gets paid?
People don’t realize that there were blacks who owned slaves as well. There were 3,700 blacks that owned 12,000 slaves.
What about the whites who came here after slavery? What about the hundreds of thousands of whites who died fighting in the Civil War who never owned slaves?”
(Source: Tucker Carlson Tonight)
Woodson continued: “[Blaming white people for everything] is also providing exemption from personal responsibility. Let’s say we accept the premise that reparations should be paid. What problem does it solve? If whites paid blacks money on Monday and we come back two weeks later, what would be the impact on black-on-black crime? What would be the impact on drug addiction? Or the high [school] dropout rate?”
Robert Woodson said instead of blaming all the problems of the black community on slavery and on white people, the black community should level up and take control of its own destiny. This way, they won’t be constantly used as pawns in a Democrat power grab.
“It’s lethal for us to just talk about a simplistic remedy so we can virtue-signal on the issue of race,” Woodson explained. “Black America needs to abandon complaining about what happened in the past and begin to address the enemy within. That’s the challenge we face today.”
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