The media is calling it the “deadliest attack on law enforcement in the U.S. since 9/11.” Some people are skeptical, however.
Dear Media,— Bree Newsome (@BreeNewsome) July 8, 2016
"Deadliest Day for Police Since 9/11" is a racially inflammatory and irresponsible way to frame what occurred in #Dallas
If a comparison must be made, it is probably the worst violence against police since the murder of two off-duty officers in Brooklyn at the end of 2014, as artist Bree Newsome pointed out on Twitter.
...It's more accurate to compare Dallas to the killings of the two officers in NY last year. There's no connection to 9/11— Bree Newsome (@BreeNewsome) July 8, 2016
One-time Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh, now a radio host, not only threatened the President on Twitter Thursday, but also invoked a message of race war. He wrote, “This is now war. Watch out Obama. Watch out black lives matter punks. Real America is coming after you.” His tweet has since been removed from the site, after Twitter made him delete it, Walsh said.
Now, it is a felony in the U.S. to threaten the life of the president, but all Walsh has so far received is a slap on the wrist from Twitter and the wrath of many upset people on social media.
Another prominent radio host, Alex Jones, tweeted, “This is the start of Obama/Soros destabilization race war.” This is anti-Black conspiracy theory nonsense, among other things.
This is the start of Obama/Soros destabilization race war. #Dallas— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) July 8, 2016
Frank Gaffney, a former policy adviser to Ted Cruz, also gave his two cents on this week’s gun violence regarding it as a symptom of a perceived social uprising in the U.S. by tweeting, “BLM operatives, Occupy movement anarchists & Islamic supremacists to collaborate in what is being openly discussed as ‘Revolution in America’.”
BLM operatives, Occupy movement anarchists & Islamic supremacists to collaborate in what is being openly discussed as “Revolution inAmerica"— Frank Gaffney (@frankgaffney) July 8, 2016
It's hard to imagine just what Walsh thinks "Real America" actually is.
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