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    Black Lives Matter in Cleveland refuses RNC protest regulations

    Black Lives Matter in Cleveland refuses RNC protest regulations

    Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY 5:19 p.m. EDT July 11, 2016


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    CLEVELAND — Of the dozens of groups who are seeking to bring thousands of demonstrators here for next week’s Republican National Convention, there is one conspicuous by its absence: the local franchise of Black Lives Matter.

    The Cleveland group, whose affiliates throughout the country have been thrust into the national spotlight for a demonstration that preceded last week’s deadly ambush of five Dallas-area police officers, has elected not to participate in the formal permitting process for marches, access to downtown parks and speakers’ podiums.


    Kareem Henton, an organizer for the Cleveland franchise, said the decision has nothing to do with growing national criticism of the movement for police accountability from the political right, which has asserted that the groups are fomenting violence against law enforcement. Rather Henton — whose local franchise has regularly rallied against police actions, including the 2014 shooting of
    Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy who was holding a toy gun, by a Cleveland police officer — said the group objected to “an approval process for a constitutional right.”


    “Applying for the right to protest takes away from the spirit of the protest movement,’’ Henton said.


    While they would not submit to formal approval, it did not mean the group would be altogether silent during the convention.


    “We remain open to conducting our own (protests),’’ Henton said. “We shall see.’’


    Cleveland police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said Monday that authorities were preparing for such unsanctioned actions.


    “We anticipate unregistered marches and protests,’’ Ciaccia said. “These will be handled on a case-by-case basis and participants will be required to act within the confines of the law.’’



    Outside the approved demonstration venues, city spokesman Daniel Williams said "other means of First Amendment expression is allowed without a permit as long as they do not block roads or crosswalks.''

    Recent protests involving Black Lives Matter groups in the wake of an extraordinary succession of deadly police shootings of African-American men last week in Louisiana and Minnesota have led to scores of arrests, including more than 100 Saturday in Baton Rouge where activists rallied against the police shooting of Alton Sterling. Among those detained was prominent Black Lives Matter activist
    DeRay Mckesson.



    Those rallies followed last Thursday's ambush of Dallas officers — an apparent retaliatory strike by a heavily armed Army reservist who sympathized with the Black Lives Matter movement and sought to avenge the Louisiana and Minnesota deaths.

    Some prominent members of the nation's political right have seized on the Dallas incident, prompting a wave of criticism against the activist group.


    Former New York mayor
    Rudy Giuliani has been among the most strident, saying Monday on Fox News that Black Lives Matter “puts a target on the back of police.’’


    But Henton said the Dallas shootings would not silence voices for police accountability in Cleveland and likely elsewhere.


    "This (Dallas) incident resonates only for those people who don't acknowledge institutional racism,'' Henton said. "It has nothing to do with us. There is no healing taking place here.''

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    ALL BLM. That would include what has been going on in Chicago and everywhere else. Time for them to take to the streets of Chicago and stand up for all those black lives that have been taken by other black lives.

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    Part of the problem in this country is so much more the color of your skin. We are judged by more by our status. The police will most likely not be as uneasy approaching a new and shiny car as an older model with faded paint and dents. The children in school who wear expensive name brand clothes and have time to join clubs will be looked upon differently than a student who has to work after school and wears simple clothes. Our criminal justice system is much the same. If you can afford a good attorney you are guaranteed a lighter sentence most the time you will get off more often than a court appointed attorney. We are all judged many times with preconceived notions by simple things that are unchangeable or unaffordable: our looks, wealth, education, address, teeth, hair, age, clothes, homes, family name, speech, language, religion, and yes the color of our skin etc. This happens to everyone everyday. The people with more money will always have the upper hand in our world and this is widely known. This is not a race thing any longer it is larger created by the society in which we live. The wealthy influence world government, education, healthcare, food, laws, media that benefit them. We are all in this together no matter the color of our skin it has become us against them in the struggle to survive. We live in one world the wealthy live in another. Everyone's lives are important in this world. Until we all come together and admit this is about more than race we will continue to be divided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by posylady View Post
    . . . The police will most likely not be as uneasy approaching a new and shiny car as an older model with faded paint and dents. . .
    With a fancy new car they have to worry about it being a stolen car that may or may not have been reported yet. Or the owner is a big time drug dealer or other criminal who used his crime money to buy a nice car.
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