Could Provo, Utah become ground zero? – Here’s a little experiment for you to conduct this morning. Go to Google or whatever other search engine you use and do a search on “Provo shooting.” Now, try to identify a single story on that topic from a national news media outlet. If you find one, let me know because it is not coming up on my computer.
For those of you who may have missed it, on Monday, BLM rioters actually shot and almost killed a man who was attempting to escape after his car had been surrounded by thugs wielding clubs and other weapons. One man – who has now been arrested – drew a pistol and fired two shots at the man, with one severely wounding him. Videos taken of the incident show at least one additional man pulling a pistol and firing on the car as it drove away.
This is an incredibly dangerous escalation in the violence that BLM and Antifa have been committing on the streets of major cities for the past five weeks, yet it gets not a peep out of our utterly corrupt national news media. Of course, the media’s ongoing narrative – coordinated daily with the Democrat Party – is that BLM is just a placid and peaceful organization dedicated to the fight against police brutality. Obviously, the Provo story does not fit that false narrative, so it gets ignored.
Also ignored is the fact that Utah is a right to carry state, and that fact led to BLM/Antifa radicals being met in Provo yesterday by a counter-protest featuring hundreds of armed citizens who said they were there to prevent another near-killing or worse from taking place.
From a story at the Salt Lake City Tribune:
“The innocent person getting shot the other day, we as a community want those guys to know we don’t put up with that. We’ll back the police,” said a counterprotester who only gave his first name, Weston. “The road is for people to drive their vehicles on and we have a right to travel freely.”
“They can have a different opinion, I can respect that,” Weston added, saying he supports protests as long as no one gets hurt.
Police officers estimated the crowd Wednesday grew to between 200 and 300 people, with about two-thirds of the group there in support of racial equity and Black Lives Matter.
Officers blocked off the roads so protesters could march down Center Street to the steps of the Historic Utah County Courthouse. They were flanked by the counterprotesters. A man on a terrace near the top of the Nu Skin Enterprises building pointed a rifle at the crowd, but the movement otherwise remained peaceful.
Thus, thanks to the police practice all over the country of just allowing these leftist thugs to block streets, trap cars and threaten their occupants with impunity, we now have a situation in Provo in which a single gunshot, whether fired intentionally or accidentally by some goofball who forgot to set his safety, could potentially touch off a bloodbath. This is what stupid police practice forced by ineffectual politicians leads to folks – it is nothing more or less than an inevitable outcome.
Given the violent nature and goals of the Marxist thugs who lead BLM and Antifa, it is frankly amazing that we have not already seen a bloodbath take place. Well, other than in Chicago, where bloodbaths with 100 or so shot and a dozen or two innocent citizens murdered are regular weekend occurrences under Mayor Lori Lightfoot. But I digress.
And if you still somehow labor under the media-promoted illusion that these BLM thugs are just innocent Americans fighting for social justice, look what they did last night in Portland, Oregon:
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 2, 2020
What, are the elks in the Portland area racists now?
These thugs are not innocents; they aren’t well-meaning people fighting for social justice. They are Marxists, violent anarchists whose goal is the ultimate destruction of the foundations of the American Republic.
If local officials in Provo and other cities around the country aren’t extremely careful, Monday’s escalation of violence there could ultimately end up being remembered as another shot heard ’round the world, and not in a good way.
That is all.
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