(RepublicanWire.org) – Black Lives Matter (BLM) co-founder Patrisse Cullors called out President Joe Biden in an interview with the Guardian for failing the ‘movement that was able to help get him in office.’

She said, “It’s not just about LAPD or Memphis police. These aren’t individual bad officers. It’s a culture of violence that has been inherited, and it’s not going to stop until courageous elected officials make it stop. Media often asks me, ‘Why is this still happening – you’ve been protesting for decades?’ 

“I say we’ve been protesting for 400 years, but also this keeps happening because people in power are allowing it. Millions of people went to the streets in 2020. Thousands were in the streets in 2013 and 2014. “Every year, families, community members, organizers have said this must stop and there’s a different way to do this. 

“And yet there has been deep cowardice from officials. The burden is on the officials who create the budgets for the police and other resources, who turn away from the violence and continue it in their departments. It’s truly a failure of leadership at the highest level, all the way up to our president. 

“This movement was able to help get Joe Biden into office, and yet in his first State of the Union address, he yelled: “Fund the police.” 

“It’s a direct affront to the movement that called for resources out of policing and into social services. 

“Our elected officials have decided to abandon a movement that could have saved the lives of the people who have died.

“We have a powerful opportunity right now at the national, state and city levels to reevaluate law enforcement’s role in traffic stops. 

“We have to get cops out of traffic stops. It’s one, very reasonable demand. Tyre, my cousin, Sandra Bland are all examples of this.

“Law enforcement pulls people over for broken tail lights, for no registration, for running a red light, for all these low-level traffic violations.

“There’s research to back up the reasonableness of the demand to not allow police to be the ones who are stopping mostly Black people. Berkeley, Philadelphia and Seattle are piloting this. 

“Los Angeles has said it was too radical, and then my cousin was killed. We should also fund evaluations of these policies, so we can get the data and avoid backlash.

“I actually got a call from Pete Buttigieg. He said, “I just wanted to say I’m sorry,” and asked if there’s anything he could do. 

“I couldn’t really think about it then, but I’ve been thinking now about how he’s the secretary of transportation, and this is a powerful opportunity where he could be helping lead a conversation about what federal dollars could fund programs to remove law enforcement from traffic stops.

“The Memphis chief also eliminated the Scorpion unit, which was responsible for Tyre’s death. And many police departments have units like this that are given entirely too broad of a mandate with truly disastrous results for communities and taxpayers. 

“So we need to get rid of these units that create trauma and harm, and put that money back into communities,” she said.

(RepublicanWire.org) – A government judge ruled on Friday in favor of Home Depot, dismissing a case brought by a former employee who was fired for refusing to remove a Black Lives Matter slogan from his work uniform.

The US National Labor Relations Board alleged last year that Home Depot “selectively and disparately” enforced its dress code to target Black Lives Matter imagery.

“The Home Depot does not tolerate workplace harassment of any kind and takes all reports of discrimination or harassment seriously, as we did in this case,” Home Depot said last year. “We disagree with the characterization of this situation and look forward to sharing the facts during the NLRB’s process. Regardless of the outcome, we will continue to be fully committed to diversity and respect for all people.”

A former employee at a Home Depot store in Minnesota filed a complaint in March 2021 claiming that they were suspended and “required to choose between engaging in protected concerted activity, including displaying the ‘BLM’ slogan, and quitting employment,” which resulted in them resigning.

National Labor Relations Board Judge Paul Bogas wrote in his opinion that the plaintiffs had not provided sufficient reasoning for their argument. He said that the standard of concerted activity requires that the messaging in question be a group effort that improves working conditions.

“Rather, the record shows that the message was primarily used, and generally understood, to address the unjustified killings of Black individuals by law enforcement and vigilantes,” Bogas wrote. “A message about unjustified killings of Black men, while a matter of profound societal importance, is not directly relevant to the terms, conditions, or lot of Home Depot’s employees as employees.”

The judge did note that “the record shows that the additions employees make to the aprons are sometimes extensive.”

The former employee said that they added Black Lives Matter to their apron after the killing of George Floyd by police in 2020. This, as well as their observing racist behavior by a fellow employee, prompted them to add the phrase as “a symbol of alliance.”

The employee said in testimony: “I have never seen it as something political myself. It’s something that I put on so that people know to approach me. I am a person of color myself, so it’s a form of solidarity. It’s a way … for people to feel safe around me.”

The judgement prompted outrage from the left. In a matter of hours, the #BoycottHomeDepot hashtag was going viral on Twitter and other social media platforms, albeit with little to no damage to the company’s standing.

This ruling can be appealed to the labor board in Washington, D.C., which is currently controlled by Democrats.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Controversies have surrounded the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation. Federal probes have been launched into the foundation over their lack of financial transparency.

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors is stepping down as executive director over public outcry after it was revealed that she used charity funds to purchase multiple million-dollar mansions while BLM chapters across the nation never received the donations.

Besides splurging on herself, Cullors paid Trap Heals LLC, a company owned by Damon Turner, nearly $970,000 for “creative services” and to help “produce live events.” Turner is the father of Cullor’s child.

The foundation paid more than $840,000 to Cullors Protection LLC, a security firm owned by Patrisse’s brother, Paul Cullors, for providing “security services.”

Shalomyah Bowers, who previously served as deputy executive director of BLM Global Network Foundation, defended contracting Paul Cullors’ security firm because the foundation felt its protection could not be entrusted to former police officers.

The foundation invested $32 million in stocks from the $90 million of donations it received in 2020, which is expected to become an endowment to ensure the foundation’s work continues in the future.

Now Cullors has taken a break from her donation cash-funded lavish lifestyle to blast BLM’s donors, claiming the group is flooded with “white guilt money.”

Cullors made the remarks during MSNBC’s “Into America” podcast posted Monday afternoon.

She was speaking in response to a question from host Trymaine Lee, who had asked if the organization’s “tsunami of flooding” was shocking.

Lee asked Cullors if BLM had guardrails in place to ensure its cash was “being directed in the proper ways.”

“Yes, it was a major shock,” Cullors said on the podcast.

“It was also a lot of like, ‘Oh, wait, I did not see that coming.'”

“You know, contrary to what, you know, has been reported, much of the funding that came in was from individual donors,” Cullors continued.

“That was a lot of white guilt money,” she alleged.

“There’s a lot of white folks being like, ‘We just got to put the money.”

Cullors, however, did not directly answer if guardrails were in place for its spending.

She has maintained they did not misuse its funds.

(RepublicanWire.org) – New York City-based Black Lives Matter leader Hawk Newsome got a lot of press this week after he vowed “riots,” “fire,” and “bloodshed” in Gotham if Mayor-elect Eric Adams does not meet his and his organization’s demands.

Not surprisingly, New York City’s finest were incensed by his remarks. And now some cops are calling on the feds to investigate Newsome as a “domestic terrorist” as well as his funders, the New York Post reported Thursday night.

Newsome, whom the Post has described as a “rogue militant,” met with Adams this week to discuss BLM’s demands, especially their opposition to Adams’ plan to bring back the NYPD Anti-Crime Unit.

When Adams refused to back down on his plans and instead called on Newsome and BLM to do their part to reduce crime and violence, the BLM boss threatened anarchy.

“If they think they are going back to the old ways of policing, then we’re going to take to the streets again,” Newsome declared, adding, “There will be riots. There will be fire, and there will be bloodshed. There’s no way we’re going to let some Gestapos come in here and harm our people.”

He later added, “We have people in the streets who can create problems for this administration by shutting it down.”

In an Instagram post responding to reports about his threats following the meeting with Adams, Newsome continued his tirade against what he called “an Evil and violent system” and vowed to fight “devious and cutthroat” politicians.

“There are plenty of us here to fight for y’all. I am here to fight for y’all,” he stated, adding, “When the time comes and our people are tired they will rise up.”

NYPD cops ripped the BLM leader for his threats.

One police supervisor told the Post that Newsome “should be denounced by every politician because he is threatening to harm the citizens of New York.”

The NYPD official also wants the feds to get involved.

“The FBI should investigate him as a domestic terrorist and look into where he is getting his money,” the source told the Post. “The people funding him should also be investigated.”

“He is threatening to overthrow the government, cause physical harm and property damage,” the official added.

Another veteran cop told the Post that Newsome has created a “lose-lose situation” for BLM.

“If the mayor likes the cops, the cops will work for the mayor,” the cop told the paper. “People in these communities where shootings and other crimes are spiking want the cops on the street.”

(RepublicanWire.org) – A leading Black Lives Matter activist and her husband are facing federal fraud charges. Prosecutors say the couple, who run a nonprofit campaigning group, have been plundering its funds for their own benefit.

On March 15, police arrested local BLM leader Monica Cannon-Grant outside her Boston, Massachusetts, home and charged her with multiple accounts of fraud and conspiracy. Prosecutors say Cannon-Grant and her husband, Clark Grant, fraudulently obtained money from their Violence In Boston, Inc. (VIB) nonprofit. They allegedly stole at least $185,000 out of over one million the group received in donations.

Prosecutors say that in 2017, the couple transferred a $3,000 donation from the Cambridge, Massachusetts chapter of BLM to a bank account owned by one of Cannon-Grant’s relatives. In 2019, they collected a $6,000 donation from the Suffolk County DA’s office and used it to fund a personal trip. They withdrew cash from the nonprofit’s account via ATMs and transferred more money to investment websites. They also allegedly collected over $100,000 in federal unemployment benefits while Grant was working full-time and Cannon-Grant was paying herself a salary of $2,788 a week from VIB.

Cannon-Grant’s attorney says he’s disappointed the government “rushed to judgment” – Grant was first arrested last year – and claims Cannon-Grant and VIB are “cooperating fully” with the investigation.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Biden betrayed them.

On Wednesday, the official Twitter account of the “Black Lives Matter” movement berated President Joe Biden for statements he made about his support for keeping the police funded during his State of the Union address.

In his speech, Biden renounced the “Defund the Police” movement. A statement most Democrats applauded. Instead, the President touted “Proven strategies like community violence interruption, trusted messengers, breaking the cycle of violence and trauma, and giving young people some hope.”

Biden continued his emphatic support of the police, saying, “We should all agree the answer is not to defund the police, it’s to fund the police!”

During the applause Biden emphasized his stance, repeating calls to “Fund them” while adding, “Fund them with resources and training! Resources and training they need to protect our communities!”

The overall consensus surrounding the President’s comments on funding the police was welcoming. But, not everyone was pleased with the President’s announcement.

A day after Biden made his remarks, the official BLM Twitter account tweeted an image of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA.) frowning, referencing the image as the group’s point of view on Biden’s “the answer is not to defund the police, it’s to fund the police” statements.

Others were far harsher when expressing their displeasure regarding Biden’s remarks.

In a profanity-laden tweet, one Twitter user who described himself as a communist tweeted, “Fund the police? F*** you, Joe Biden. I f***ing hate this s***hole country.”

Another user shared their views about Biden’s disregard for Black people, despite the President having selected a Black woman for Supreme Court Justice.

“Love how Biden listed a bunch of bipartisan things he signed for many groups and then for black ppl was like, ‘F*** YOUR MARCHES, More money for the police! Suck it blacks!’ Real cool stuff.”

Los Angeles City Council candidate, Albert Corado, commented, “Dude says we need to fund the police. He’s an enemy of the people. Simple as that.”

However, the issue ― which is a sticking point in progressive circles ― isn’t popular among centrist Democrats, with many blaming the “Defund the Police” movement for losses in congressional and state races in the 2020 election.

The movement has also been called a “non-starter” in statements made by House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) on MSNBC. He also said the movement was a “chokehold around the Democratic party.”

(RepublicanWire.org) – They are out for blood.

Despite opposition from other Democratic members, Democratic Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri has refused to reverse her stance on the “defund the police” slogan.

Speaking to Axios on Tuesday, Bush said, “I always tell [fellow Democrats], ‘If you all had fixed this before I got here, I wouldn’t have to say these things.’”

She continued saying that it was up to Democrats to do a better job at explaining to voters what the “defund the police” stance meant, stating that some of the funds would be better spent on preventive social services.

The progressive Missouri Democrat also rejected the idea that “defund the police” would be responsible for an election loss for Democrats, saying the movement was “not the problem,” rather, the blame would be on the party’s inability to implement promises made during the election campaigns.

“We dangled the carrot in front of people’s faces and said we can get it done and that Democrats deliver when we haven’t totally delivered,” Bush said.

Bush’s remarks come as the midterms approach, with more Democrats showing concern that the “defund the police” rhetoric could lead to disappointing results, similar to what the party experienced in the 2020 election.

The rhetoric surrounding defunding the police –– that gained popularity after the George Floyd protests –– has also lost significant support within the party as numerous Democrats distance themselves from the movement.

The stance is also less popular given that violent crime has increased significantly, as a Council on Criminal Justice Study revealed that murders rose 5% last year and are up 44% since 2019.

Democratic Rep. Karen Bass of California, who is running for mayor of Los Angeles, revealed that she planned to increase the city’s police, acknowledging that residents of Los Angeles “don’t feel safe” and vowing to restore the city to its 9,700 authorized officers.

Bass went on to say that the countless acts of crime –– stolen property, property damage, vehicle theft, house robberies, violent assaults –– that had affected many of those in the city created a general feeling of fear.

But, Bush is seemingly undeterred by her fellow Democrats voicing concerns about crime. Instead, during the interview, she pointed to the little progress the party made on police reform bills.

Discussing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act –– which some in the party have considered using a piecemeal approach to implement –– Bush said, “If we couldn’t get George Floyd done back when millions of people were marching in the street, then how do we expect to get more than one thing done [on policing] over the next few years?”

If you pay attention to leftist media, Black Lives Matter rioters are popular heroes of the people, fighting injustice wherever they find it. But “the people” disagree, according to a new poll. You’ve probably seen videos of police doing their jobs. You’ve probably seen violent and/or drug-addled criminals die in some of those videos. It’s unfortunate, but it happens when people resist arrest or attack police. You’ve also likely seen videos of BLM burning and destroying, looting and pillaging. You may have even had these terrorists attack your community. Naturally, people like the police more.

Harvard’s Center for American Political Studies asked Americans for their opinions on cops versus BLM — and Americans sided with the police. TheBlaze reports:

The poll found that 35% of respondents had a very favorable view of the police, and another 34% had a favorable view of the police, for a combined 69% favorability rating.

Only 21% of respondents said they had a very favorable view of Black Lives Matter, with another 24% having a favorable view, for a combined 45% favorability.

About 21% of respondents said they had an unfavorable or very unfavorable view of the police, while 39% of respondents had an unfavorable or very unfavorable view of Black Lives Matter.

The U.S. military comes out the clear winner. Americans were also asked whether they like our men and women in uniform. An astounding 78 percent love our military. Only 13 percent say they don’t like then. Even the corrupt corporation Amazon received a 71 percent favorability rating — higher than the CDC, which didn’t even crack 60 percent.

All of this is bad news for liberals, but it gets even worse for them. A whopping 61 percent of Americans say that school kids should not be taught that America is a racist country. Only 39 percent support the teaching of Critical Race Theory.

The Left tries hard to push its crazy ideas on the rest of us, but this poll and others show that people don’t accept the craziness.

BLM issued a pretty startling threat to police in Kansas City. While liberals pretend that the “Black Lives Matter” mob is protesting injustice, the rest of us know better. We have watched as BLM and their Antifa allies have ravaged cities across the nation. We’ve seen building burned, businesses looted, reporters and other innocents attacked, and entire parts of cities occupied by these “peaceful protesters.”

BLM has issued threats against police, but not like what happened in Kansas City. “Activists” carried a casket through town with the words “the other white meat” painted on the side along with “abolish the police.” This may seem like standard fare, but the casket was a pretty clear threat.

Inside the casket was a pig dressed in a police uniform. The “protesters” marched the cop-standin to police headquarters and then burned it — a symbol for what they think should happen to police:

These events were, as always, ignored by the leftist media machine. You didn’t hear BLM yelling about it. You didn’t see liberals swarming social media calling these people terrorists — even when they were burning, looting, and terrorizing cities.

The fact is that our police are important. They protect our cities. They ensure that we are safe from harm. If someone harms us, steals from us, or anything else — they’re the ones we call. Despite this, liberals have been demanding that all police departments nationwide be “defunded” so they cannot do their jobs.

On top of that, we see incidents like what happened in Kansas City. Threats leveled. Harassment. Pure evil. Exactly what we can expect from the hateful Left.

It was yet another night of fiery riots in Minneapolis after a criminal who happened to be black died at the hands of police. “Boogie” Smith, a felon who was wanted on a warrant for possession of a firearm, “produced a handgun” during his interaction with police. He fired shots at the officers, but was fortunately stopped by U.S. Marshals. Despite all this, BLM and Antifa are out looting again. Or, if you ask leftists, heroically protesting for justice or something like that.

“Evidence at the scene indicates that the man fired his weapon from inside the vehicle. BCA crime scene personnel recovered a handgun as well as spent cartridge cases from inside the driver’s compartment,” the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said in a statement on “Boogie’s” death. He was convicted in 2017 of felony aggravated robbery and was out on probation and had a history of making threatening posts about police.

“We got guns and bullet proof vest too or should be able to get em… why not just rush these f***s and start this war they keep asking for!” Smith wrote in one post following George Floyd’s death. “Protesters” have been burning the city to the ground since law enforcement stopped a dangerous felon who was shooting at them.

“When your precinct burned, America rejoiced! People celebrated seeing your comrades run for their lives!” one rioter said. “No trial for us, no trial for them. MPLS still hates cops. Kill cops.” reads some graffiti sprayed on the sidewalk.

“I’mma shoot your kids before I shoot y’all, and make you watch,” one man yelled at the police. “Y’all better call the National Guard because guess what – y’all gonna need help.”

And, of course, the rioters continued looting and burning into early Saturday morning, screaming hate and destroying property.

Does any of this look like they want justice? The answer is a simple “no.”