Anti-Cop 'Black Panther' Gets Robbed. Calls the Police He Formerly Hated...
Remember when the police gave up on Baltimore? It didn't take long for anti-cop crapmuffins to admit that, hey, those cops were actually pretty helpful after all (see Baltimore Rioters Now Want Back The Police They Hated...)! An anti-police activist had a similar epiphany last weekend. He was robbed while walking home alone around 3 AM. Guess who he called for help? HINT: it wasn't the Black Panthers...
A black rights advocate, often critical of Tampa police relations, was assisted by officers early Saturday morning after being robbed at gunpoint in Ybor City. Muhammad [was robbed] after a night of working as a DJ at a club.
Within 10 minutes of receiving Muhammad's call for help, Tampa police had several officers searching for the suspect. They found him hiding behind a dumpster. Muhammad got back his stolen jewelry and backpack, which held his laptop and ID, after officers apprehended the suspect.
"Friday night, I met some officers who [were] about business, and that was getting a bad guy off the street," said Muhammad. "I congratulated the police. I'm very anti-police, but I'm not against police relations and community relations." He said the ordeal gave him an appreciation for the officers involved.
Muhammad having a newfound appreciation for his local police is all well and good. But let's not forget he had to be robbed at gunpoint to entertain the notion of cops capable of being the good guys. You know, instead of racist, murderous thugs who abuse their authority, as BLM has framed it. The worst part? There's plenty more cop-hating Muhammads where he came from (see Watch: Chicago Activist Calls on the U.S. to Abolish ALL Police. Yes, Really). Aaand lots of those guys have already made up their mind without having anything to substantiate the hatred they feel for police. Because blahblah SYSTEMIC RACISM blahblah. I'm not saying that all cops are good guys. Of course not. As in any profession, you'll have some jackasses. But in more cases than not, this kind of response from police tends to be the norm. Namely because if it isn't the norm, said police are fired promptly. If only to avoid being on the nightly news.
But this lad? He at least got to have a firsthand experience with cops that affected his Black Panthery outlook on "police relations." It's a start. A very sobering, if slightly painful start.
Also, hate to be the bearer of some factual news here, but most of the memes coming from #BlackLivesMatter? They're as real as the tooth fairy heading up an Edward Jones branch.