Life imitates art: Black Lives Matter leader is robbed, demands more police protection

Life imitates art: Black Lives Matter leader is robbed, demands more police protection

Yesterday, I noted that the creators of the Comedy Central hit “South Park” had tweeted out a Kaepernick-friendly version of the national anthem. The lyrics included the following:

Colin Kaepernick is great.
Cops are pigs, cops are pigs.
Wait, someone just took my stuff, I need to call the cops.

This morning, I came across a story that might well have been the inspiration for these lyrics.

Houston ABC affiliate KTRK reported last week that a graduate student at the University of Houston was robbed at gunpoint outside his off-campus apartment. The victim, Jerry Ford, Jr., is identified as “one of the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement.” That’s the organization that popularized chants like “Pigs in a blanket/fry ’em like bacon” and elevated cop killer Assata Shakur (aka Joanne Chesimard) to hero status:

But back to the article. The apartment complex Ford lives in is inhabited mainly by university students, but is is not patroled by campus police. Remarkably, Ford “says that needs to change”:

It’s becoming a pattern. I hope they would take a bigger stance and put more security over here because you have a lot of people walking back and forth to class.

So has Ford now seen the light? Not a chance. He told reporters that he sympathizes with his mugger:

I would’ve gave [sic] him money. I would’ve talked to him because the real crime is why is he in that position that he feels the need to come and hang out at a college campus and rob people of stuff they worked for.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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