Paid Protestors Commit Crimes, Get Settlement from the Government

Perhaps there were those who, while disagreeing vehemently with Mr. Obama's policies, were still willing to believe he might press forward the cause of racial harmony.  If so, they were to be sadly mistaken.  Either through indifference, or more likely on purpose, Mr. Obama has made matters worse, bringing back images not seen since the unrest of the 1960's.  He is a radical, and has done nothing to benefit his fellow African-Americans, certainly not in the short-term, but neither over a longer perspective as well.  That is both tragic and inexcusable.  Working to pit one race against another is nothing to be proud of.

Here's an example of the sort of nonsense Mr. Obama has fostered.

After a Baton Rouge Police officer shot and killed Alton Sterling in July, hundreds took to the city's streets in protest. Now, City Hall will pay out a few hundred dollars apiece to more than 90 protesters, including Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson, who sued the city after their arrests.

The Metro Council voted Tuesday evening to approve the settlement in the federal class-action lawsuit. The settlement, about $100,000 in total, will be borne by four agencies paying no more than $25,000 each: the city government, Louisiana State Police, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office and the District Attorney's Office.

The federal government commenced litigation against the city on behalf of the protestors.  The local governments caved and agreed to pay settlements to those protestors.  Is there anyone out there who doesn't think this will embolden others to engage in just this sort of unrest?

What a deal!  Violently protest, get arrested, then get a check from the government as a settlement for getting arrested.

East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore III had said his office will not prosecute Mckesson and the other protesters booked on misdemeanor counts of obstructing a highway.

Add to the other fringe benefits of committing misdemeanors, the knowledge that you won't get prosecuted.  Anyone else outraged at this?

Their lawsuit alleges police were militarized and aggressive in their response to the protesters, and that law enforcement used “unconstitutional tactics” to infringe upon the protesters' First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and assembly.

Really?  Maybe because the police were just afraid they might get shot.  You know, it has happened before.  And at least one councilman is furious.

Metro Councilman John Delgado was furious about the settlement payout, and was one of two on the 12-member body to vote against approving it.

“To me, this encourages that type of behavior to happen in the future,” Delgado said. “I have no interest in paying $100,000 in taxpayer dollars to people who are coming into our city to protest.”

He is precisely correct.  You get what you subsidize.

But what about the Mckesson fellow?  Guess what?  He lives in a mansion owned by wealthy supporters of George Soros.  There's George, always looking for a way to spend his money in his efforts to destroy America.

A Baton Rouge police officer also filed a lawsuit earlier this month against Mckesson and Black Lives Matter. The officer, who is unnamed in the lawsuit, said he lost teeth and sustained other injuries during the protests after Sterling's death.

His lawsuit against Mckesson accuses the activist of inciting violence.

Wait a minute.  A police officer has to sue someone who knocked out his teeth to get redress?  You have to be kidding!  And there's Black Lives Matter in the middle of trouble as usual.

What else do we know about Mckesson?  Just that he has met with and been praised by President Obama.

Well done, Mr. Obama.  You just helped send race relations reeling back several decades.  Please retire to somewhere that you can no longer damage this country.

Source:  The Advocate



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