(ConservativePeak.com)- The Catholic League, the anti-defamation and civil rights organization defending Catholic and Christian interests, declared Black Lives Matter “one of the greatest threats to the health and safety of black Americans” this week. The organization’s president, Dr. Bill Donohue, slammed the extremist organization that is responsible for riots all over the United States.
Dr. Donohue argued that Black Lives Matter is wrong in suggesting that law enforcement officers present the greatest danger to black Americans, and that most Black Americans actually want police officers to spend time in their neighborhoods fighting crime.
“Crime is a serious problem in many black inner-city neighborhoods, and that is why a recent Gallup survey found that most blacks-81 percent-want the police to spend the same amount of time (61 percent) or more time (20 percent) in their area,” Dr. Donohue said on the Catholic League website.
“If most blacks thought the cops were the enemy, they would not want a police presence where they live,” he contended.
And is he wrong?
Donohue also said that Black Lives Matter poses a threat to the safety of black people because the group would “eliminate the police force and empty the prisons,” which would cause black communities to suffer the most.
The Catholic League president also describes how Black Lives Matter has caused considerable damage in Chicago, where they have vocally called for the defunding of the local police department as well as the police system. Chicago, he says, is where “black lives matter the least” because “black-on-black shootings are routine, especially on weekends.”
He’s right about that, too. Shootings in Chicago are commonplace over weekends, but the city’s Democratic Mayor, Lori Lightfoot, argues that the gun violence problem is caused by neighboring states having relaxed gun laws…and not because there are people in her city that are committed to continuing gang warfare.
Donohue cited sections of Black Live Matter’s own website which talk about “prison abolition” as one of its objectives, and how Black Lives Matter Chicago said that it was “urgent” to achieve that goal.
“If we get rid of the police and the prisons, Black Lives Matter officials will be unaffected, as will their white allies; they live in comfortable neighborhoods,” he said. “It will be innocent black men, women and children who will pay the price for their insanity. It doesn’t get any more perverse than this. Indeed, the Klan could not improve on their agenda.”
Donohue should brace. The press is about to slam him as a racist…for caring about black lives.