Black Lives Matter linked to 91% of riots over three months, study finds

By Peter Hasson

The Black Lives Matter movement is linked to more than nine-in-10 riots across the country, according to a recent study.

The U.S. experienced 637 riots between May 26 and Sept. 12, and 91% of those riots were linked to the Black Lives Matter movement, according to the US Crisis Monitor, a joint project of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project and the Bridging Divides Initiative at Princeton University.

Forty-nine states, not counting Washington, D.C., experienced riots during that time period, the study found. California led the nation with 86 riots during that time, closely followed by Oregon with 79 riots during that time period, the data show.

Seven percent of Black Lives Matter-linked events have turned violent, according to the data.

The project defined “riots” as “demonstrations in which any demonstrators engage in violently disruptive or destructive acts (e.g. violence, looting, vandalism, etc.), as well as mob violence in which violent mobs target other individuals, property, businesses, or other groups.”

Black Lives Matter-linked events were defined as: “demonstrations that have a local BLM group involved; when the main issue of the demonstration concerns the police killing of a specific Black person (e.g. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor; when the main issue of the demonstration concerns police brutality against Black people in general; or when the demonstration is in solidarity with the movement in the USA against police brutality against Black people.”

Black Lives Matter Global Network, the national arm of Black Lives Matter, has seen an explosion in financial support from celebrities and large corporationssince George Floyd died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes, according to video of the May 25 incident.

Some Black Lives Matter leaders have declined to condemn rioting and looting.

Black Lives Matter Chicago organizer Ariel Atkins last month equated looting with “reparations.”

“I don’t care if someone decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy’s or a Nike store, because that makes sure that person eats,” Atkins said. “That makes sure that person has clothes. That is reparations.”

Black Lives Matter New York leader Hawk Newsome downplayed rioting in an April interview with Fox News. “I think that it is a tool of white supremacy to say if you want freedom, then you get it by protesting peacefully,” he said.

In another interview with Fox News in June, Newsome said, “I don’t condone nor do I condemn rioting.”

Black Lives Matter Global Network didn’t return a request for comment.

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5 thoughts on “Black Lives Matter linked to 91% of riots over three months, study finds

  1. BLM doesn’t give a hoot about black lives, otherwise they wouldn’t destroy black-owned businesses. And how many BLM leaders have you heard condemn the horrendous black-on-black crime rate in major cities, including the deaths of innocent children like Amaria Jones and black police officers like David Dorn? “Say their names” somehow never includes these black Americans.

    All BLM stands for is anarchy and destruction. That is illustrated by them constantly ramping up their demands—first it’s “punish the cop who killed George Floyd,” then it became “defund and abolish the police,” then it became “let us loot with impunity,” then it became “we’re entitled to reparations,” then it became “white people should just hand over their houses.”

    It also is concerning to see that BLM founders consider themselves Marxists and claim known communist figures and wanted/convicted domestic terrorists as their mentors and heroes.

    Thankfully, BLM does not speak for all or even most black Americans. There are tons of black conservatives on Facebook, YouTube, and elsewhere who are highly critical of BLM and Antifa. I hope conservative Americans of all colors can come together and work together to secure our towns and cities and continue to improve American society as we have done for so many years.

  2. Bankrolled courtesy of conjurer of all things evil George Soros:
    Why Is FOX News Preventing Negative Reporting of George Soros? Gingrich and Toensing Speak Out
    By Joe Hoft Published September 21, 2020 at 8:20am 123 Comments
    — “We also have reported that far left billionaire George Soros has been systematically targeting district attorney races throughout the United States. Many of his backed candidates have won their races and are causing havoc across the country.
    US Attorney General Bill Barr spoke with Martha MacCallum on FOX News. Bill Barr called out George Soros for subverting the legal system in the US and creating more crime and violence.


  3. BLM is a movement designed to cause chaos with out the slightest intention of improving the lot of blacks. This recent study confirms that fact.

  4. BLM, lost there way a longtime ago, when they embraced Antifa !!

    If they really believed in there ” Motto ” about black lives matter, then they should
    be all up in arms with all the black shootings ” carnage ” in the major cities, nah
    they prefer to show there stupidness by rioting, looting and burning cities for no
    reason, probable ruining the lives of black business owners……… they don’t care.

    And then you have all the hypocrites that ” Fly ” there ridiculous flag to show the
    solidarity with this pack of fools…………most of these clowns have white guilt how
    pathetic, and this is what they fly at our schools !!

    Looters, burning and destroying property Government or Personal, should be locked
    up as ” domestic terriost ” they’ll learn…………….

  5. This have been known about BLM for decades.Rioters (fools) have been bragging for yrs about how they are paid to destuct, and if they go to jail the bail will be paid for them and a lawyer will be provided for them. We know whos behind all this crap

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