Black Lives Matter Activist Shaun King took to Twitter to deny the existence of a war on cops and to attack former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin.
In a tweet Friday morning, King said he believes that conservatives are dishonest when they say there’s a war on police officers:
When conservatives say "there is a war on police," they don't mean it factually. Not one single statistic or study backs up such a claim.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) September 11, 2015
King also claimed that the use of the phrase “call off your dogs” by Sarah Palin was “dehumanizing” to Black Lives Matter, since King claim it compared Black Lives Matter activists to animals.
The dehumanization of our movement is fully underway. Now we are animals. https://t.co/04egC6V9Ie
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) September 9, 2015
The claims by King are both bizarre and hypocritical, given the Black Lives Matter movement’s multi-front war on the police, who they frequently refer to as “pigs.”
One front for Black Lives Matter’s War on Cops has been constant, dishonest media attacks against the police that have created an antagonistic and hostile environment for law enforcement.
As an example, look at the months of the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” claims made about police officer Darren Wilson;s shooting of Mike Brown that resulted in the Ferguson riots. Even Obama’s Department of Justice was forced to admit that they were false in their report on Ferguson, saying:
Although some witnesses state that Brown held his hands up at shoulder level with his palms facing outward for a brief moment, these same witnesses describe Brown then dropping his hands and ‘charging’ at Wilson.
The “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” was repeated endlessly by Black Lives Matter activists, creating the false impression that Brown was an innocent man shot by a rouge white police officer.
However, when discussing the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” claim Shaun King himself wrote on Daily Kos that the facts aren’t relevant, saying:
I’m not going to parse evidence or make some complex technical argument that Michael Brown did or didn’t have his hands up. To me, it doesn’t matter if he did or he didn’t. It never has.
The impact of this false propaganda war by Black Lives Matter activists has been far from theoretical. In December, 2014 the Black Lives Matter chickens came home to roost with the execution of two New York City police officers, who were called “pigs” by their Black Lives Matter influenced killer. As the Daily News reported at the time:
The shooter — identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley — boasted about wanting to murder cops in the hours before he ambushed the officers outside the Tompkins Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant about 2:45 p.m.
“I’m putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours … let’s take 2 of theirs,” Brinsley, 28, wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of a silver handgun.
He also included three hashtags: ShootThePolice, RIPErivGarner (sic) and RIPMikeBrown.
“This may be my final post … I’m putting pigs in a blanket.”
It wasn’t just Ismaaiyl Brinsley who referred to the police as pigs: following the murders, Black Lives Matter activists taunted the police in their street protests and chanted “Pigs in a blanket, fry ‘en like bacon!” as shown in this YouTube video.
Contrary to Shaun King’s hypocritical dishonesty, this isn’t the only example of Black Lives Matter doing such a thing,
After Texas Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth was executed last month, once again Black Lives Matter activists took to the street to call the police pigs. As Breitbart News reported, immediately following Goforth’s murder, Black Lives Matter were dehumanizing police again.
— EMPⒶTHY (@MrNikoG) August 29, 2015
Shaun King and other Black Lives Matter activists are well aware of this history and of the other recent murders connected to their race war rhetoric. Just don’t expect the mainstream media to hold them accountable for it.