Last night, Fox News Channel’s far-left contributor Juan Williams was asked by one of his colleagues on “The Five” to comment on the New York City police chief who was attacked and bloodied by protesters despite having kneeled with them in June. Williams, who at one time was a more serious journalist, mumbled something about “peacefully exercising First Amendment rights.”
Infuriating reactions like this from the Left, which fail even to acknowledge the incidents of thuggery and worse that are playing out daily, make a mockery of the entire Black Lives Matter enterprise. Such reactions almost make you want to grab the Williamses of the world by the scruff of the neck, sit them down, and force them to watch videos like the one below.
The events leading up to the video are highlighted in a Fox News article titled “Washington police officer killed following traffic stop had ‘always wanted’ to serve.” The officer in question, Jonathan Shoop of the Bothell Police Department was shot and killed, according to the department, “while attempting to stop a violator vehicle.” The alleged gunman, Henry Eugene Washington, is being held at the King County Jail on charges of homicide, felony, and vehicular assault.
I recognize that it would be too much in the current fevered climate to expect Black Lives Matter to offer their condolences to Shoop’s family. But would it would have been too much to hope that protesters might display enough human dignity not to show up in front of the police department to deliver the message “No real lives were lost”?
This is evil! Black Lives Matter activists and Antifa militants mock the Bothell Police Officer in front of SPD that was tragically killed the day before.
“The only sad thing about Bothell was that *expletive language* who got ran over on a scooter. So no real lives were lost.” pic.twitter.com/jROsELTyRM
— Katie Daviscourt🇺🇸 (@KatieDaviscourt) July 17, 2020
(h/t Weasel Zippers)