Blocking the road is a crime, and sometimes, drivers get fed up with criminals…
Racial tension in Charlotte, NC has caused a State of Emergency, and now the tension is spreading. People have the right to publicly protest, but they do not have the right to block the roads. Innocent people need to work and take care of their families, and when protesters try to prevent that, things can turn ugly fast.
At Eastern Michigan University, Black Lives Matter protesters are out, letting their opinions be known about Charlotte, as well as in response to a local graffiti problem.
Controversial Times reports:
Racist graffiti had been painted on the side of a women’s center on the EMU campus.
Eastern Echo staff writer Shayler Barnes Jr., wrote that the words “KKK” in red, white and blue, and “Leave [N—gers]” were found by EMU professor Julie Ann Slack early this morning. Grafitti removal began immediately, but the damage had been done.
James Smith, EMU’s President, issued the following statement:
To Students, Faculty and Staff:
A short time ago, we learned that racist graffiti had been spray painted on a wall of King Hall in the courtyard area of the building. The University strongly condemns such a racist and thoughtless act, which runs completely counter to the values and welcoming environment of our highly diverse Eastern Michigan University community. Our Department of Public Safety is undertaking a full and immediate investigation, and the graffiti has been quickly removed. We are hopeful that security cameras in the nearby area will help provide evidence pointing to who may have perpetrated this action. We also are seeking any information from individuals who may have spotted anything unusual in the overnight or early morning hours in that area.
Rest assured, we will investigate this criminal act to our fullest abilities and will advise our campus community on our progress. Let me reiterate, we condemn this act in the strongest of terms and stand strong in our determination to identify the individual or individuals responsible, and then beyond this to address the broader issues in our community that such an action highlights. If you have any information about this incident, please contact our Department of Public Safety at 734-487-1222.
Of course, graffiti, and racist graffiti, is wrong. Unfortunately, protesters took the fight to the streets.
— #TheComeback 9/22 (@GeekGhost) September 20, 2016
People were waiting in their cars at an Intersection, and the protest got in the way, and stayed in the way.
As can be seen in the video, Black Lives Matter protesters completely consumed the street, when the driver of a black SUV got fed up and plowed through the group. The driver completely “drove over protesters to get through the roadblock.”
We all wish that these problems could be solved without violence, and without protesters blocking the roads.
Do you blame this driver for doing what he did? Who should be prosecuted in a case like this?
I do not have all of the answers, but I know this, if I ever protest, I will not do it in the road!