Fox New’s Tomi Lahren had an interview with the president of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, Hawk Newsome who justified the destruction they are causing in the city of New York.
The riot is the language of the unheard,” said Newsome, comparing BLM’s actions to the Boston Tea Party.
“What if you throw a whole bunch of tea in the water and start a war?” he asked rhetorically at another point in the interview. “That’s what this country was built on.”
Lauren challenged Newsome over the anti-police protests in New York to include the January 31st protests that had thousands of protesters flood subway stations around the city. The protests were organized by 30 grassroots groups called “Decolonize This Place.”
Protestors carried anti-police signs and according to NYPD Chief Terence Monahan, some people attempted to “physically assault” police officers.
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— DecolonizeThisPlace (@decolonize_this) January 31, 2020
“There are a lot of black people who say ‘f— the police,’” said Newsome. “But the majority of the people out there who are saying ‘f— the police’, in these particular events, are white people.”
“You have to really start to ask why people say, ‘f— the police,’” he continued. “You really have to take away this fetish or the way that we fantasize policing and really look at it for what it really is.”
“From day one, black people’s interactions with the police had been negative,” argued Newsome, who claimed that the “institution of policing” is racist.
Newsome then compared modern-day police with the “slave patrols” from the federal Fugitive slave Act of 1793.
“The Fugitive Slave Act, where they would take black people, stop them in the street, ask them for their papers, if they couldn’t produce them they’d send them back into slavery,” he said. “Sometimes they sent free people back into slavery. The interaction between black people and police in this country has never been good.”
Lauren said she did not agree with Newsome’s take on police but wanted to focus on the tactics of his movement.
“I’m not going to disagree with what you believe in… What I’m saying is this — when we’re talking about solving problems, the methods in which I’ve seen groups like Black Lives Matter advance their ills or societal grievances — when it turns into burning, looting in the streets, I don’t see it being productive,” said Lahren.
“For a country that drops bombs on people, for a country that incarcerates people, for a country that enslaves people — to criticize us for vandalism is preposterous,” said Newsome.
“The white supremacists who built this country never earned anything peacefully. They did it through bullets and blood. And that’s the American way,” Newsome concluded.
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Written by February 13, 2020–