Last Tuesday, 37 year-old Alton Sterling, a black male, was shot point blank by two Baton Rouge police officers while being pinned to the ground. Twenty-four hours later, Philando Castile, also a black male, was shot to death by police during a routine traffic stop. The aftermath of the shooting was live streamed on Facebook by Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond “Lavish” Reynolds, who was a passenger (along with her 4 year-old daughter) in the car when Castile was killed.
On Thursday night, five police officers were killed when a shooter ambushed a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas, Texas. Twelve officers and two civilians were also injured.
To say the country just ended a bad week would be one hell of an understatement.
The Black Lives Matter movement arose from the 2013 acquittal of neighborhood watch coordinator George Zimmerman. Zimmerman shot and killed unarmed 17 year-old Trayvon Martin. Conservative media wasted no time pulling the trigger again on Martin, enacting a character assassination in the press against the deceased teenager.
It was only a matter of time before they set their sights on the movement itself, using the same tactic.