BLM protest should focus on shooting deaths on streets

Does Black Lives Matter really care about black lives? I think not!

According to the Chicago Sun Times, there have been 269 shooting deaths in Chicago in 2020. Further, they reported that in 96 hours, ending June 1, 85 people were shot, 24 fatally; 72 hours, ending June 21, 104 people were shot, 14 fatally; 24 hours, ending June 23, 41 shot, six fatally. Are you doing the math on this? In 8 days, 230 people were shot, resulting in 44 deaths.

A majority of the victims were black as likely were many of the perpetrators. One victim was only three years old, yet not a peep out of BLM; it doesn’t fit their narrative because no police were involved. According to BLM co-founder, Patrisse Cullors, they “are trained Marxists.” Marxists don’t want justice, they want revolution! And those who protest in peace under the BLM banner are little more than expendable pawns.

If you really want to help inner-city people, and you really want to defund something, defund public education, providing the allotted funds to the child; where the child goes to be educated, so goes the funds. An educated child is a child with a future. A child that can read will forever learn.

Rob Munro

Snohomish

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