Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests “correlate with a 10 percent increase in murders in the areas that” experienced protests, according to a study reported by the left-leaning website Vox.
The Vox report detailed a non-peer-reviewed study by University of Massachusetts Amherst Ph.D. student Travis Campbell which found that BLM protests tended to correlate with a reduction in police killings and an increase in the murder rate in cities where protests occurred.
ABlack Lives Matter agitator on Wednesday made a surprising argument on social media that turned some heads.
“Teenagers have been having fights including fights involving knives for eons,” tweeted longtime activist Bree Newsome. “We do not need police to address these situations by showing up to the scene & using a weapon against one of the teenagers. Y’all need help. I mean that sincerely.”
Newsome was defending the behavior of Ma’Khia Bryant, the Columbus, Ohio 16-year-old who was fatally shot by police after she attempted to stab two people with a knife Tuesday afternoon.
Bodycam video released by the police show the knife-wielding Bryant going on a violent rampage just before the shooting, which occurred around the same time the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin was announced.