NAACP Chapter President's Disgusting Declaration in Wake of LA Deputies Shooting: 'No Such Thing as Blue Lives' — and Worse

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An unidentified man participates in a Blue Lives Matter rally Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Bishop Talbert Swan, the controversial president of the Springfield, Mass., chapter of the NAACP, fired up Twitter in the aftermath of the ambush-style shooting of two LA County Sheriff’s deputies as they sat in their squad car, Saturday night — with a “special” message:


“There’s no such thing as BLUE LIVES.”

Swan, who describes himself on Twitter as, among other things, pastor, prelate, activist, author, and radio host, was just getting started.

There’s no such thing as BLUE LIVES…

Stop comparing your JOB with my LIFE…

Your CAREER is a choice, my BLACKNESS isn’t.


Swan continued, with a false comparison.

“No one deserves to be unjustly murdered, police or citizens.

“If you’re expressing outrage over the shooting of two sheriff’s deputies, but we’re defending #KyleRittenhouse murdering two protesters in #Kenosha only days ago, you need to shut up and have a seat.”

Clever, but no dice. Swan is purposely attempting to establish a false equivalence between the attempted execution-style assassination of two sheriff’s deputies as they sat in their squad car, and Kyle Rittenhouse, who has been charged with two counts of first degree murder for the shooting deaths of two protesters during the Kenosha rioting in the aftermath of the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Unless Swan is clairvoyant, Rittenhouse remains innocent until proven guilty.


Donald Trump reacted with outrage upon learning of the shooting.

Swan fired back at Trump — again, with the “Rittenhouse defense.”

Swan again tried to draw a false equivalence, this time between “hypocritical white people” who are outraged over the execution-style shooting of two deputies, and Rittenhouse, who was being chased by rioters before firing at them after he fell to the ground.

“Something is wrong in America when white people can’t see the hypocrisy in expressing outrage and tweeting #BlueLivesMatter over two cops being shot only 17 days after they applauded and raised over $1 million to defend a white supremacist who murdered two #BLM protesters.”

Perhaps that outrage, Bishop Swan, is because of people like you, regardless of color, who became judge, jury, and executioner of Kyle Rittenhouse before a single piece of evidence was presented, let alone a trial held and a verdict rendered — who now rush to justify, rationalize, and minimize the ambush-style shooting of two law enforcement officers, as they simply sat in their car.


And, while the suspect is still at-large, as of this article, you’re pretty confident the suspect is Black, aren’t you? Just sayin’.

Incidentally, if you didn’t already think Bishop Talbert Swan was a fine, upstanding, man of God, following the death in August of Donald Trump’s brother, Robert Trump, the self-described activist tweeted the hashtag #wrongtrump.

“Dear Grim Reaper,” Swan wrote, “You took the #wrongtrump.”

Here’s a late update on the L.A. shooting from my RedState colleague Nick Arama, including the arrest of an AP reporter during “protest action” at the hospital where the deputies were being treated.


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