Grandfather of dead 11-year-old: Seems ‘black lives matter’ only when a cop pulls the trigger

Grandfather of dead 11-year-old: Seems ‘black lives matter’ only when a cop pulls the trigger
John Ayala (Image: Grabien screen grab)

“Wokeness” has a new address courtesy of those who have been marching and rallying against the perceived specter of police brutality. The protesters, who consider themselves the “woke” ones, have been clamoring for the defunding and disbanding of police departments. Several weeks ago, their wish began being granted. New York City’s far-left mayor, Bill de Blasio, abolished the NYPD’s plain-clothes crime unit and is now threatening to slash $1 billion from its $6-dollar budget. Other major urban areas have followed suit.

Last Sunday, the Big Apple enjoyed the latest fruit of its anti-police crusade. A 29-year-old father was murdered in a drive-by shooting as he crossed the street holding the hand of his 6-year-old daughter. The day before that, an 8-year-old in Atlanta was shot and killed while riding in a car with her mother.

The adult family members these senseless deaths leave to grieve have begun speaking up, and their nemesis is not police brutality. In Seattle, a woman known only as Grace had a brutally frank message for Black Lives Matter after her 19-year-old godson, Lorenzo Anderson, bled to death because the leaders of CHOP would not permit emergency vehicles to enter their makeshift compound to attend to his gunshot wounds. “You guys let a black life go in your so-called ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest on the street. Come on now. I’m trying to understand, why wouldn’t you let 911 medics in to help him?”

The message delivered by John Ayala, whose 11-year-old granddaughter was shot to death by a black gunman, was similarly poignant. A video of the message appears below followed by a transcript.


Everybody’s saying they are just tired – tired of shooting in the community. Everybody’s running around thinking they’re Uzi-toting, dope-sucking psychopathic killing machines. And they’re just destroying lives. We’re protesting for months, for weeks saying, ‘Black lives matter, black lives matter.’ Black lives matter seems only when a police officer shoots a black person. What about all the black-on-black crime that is happening in the community?

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."


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