Democrats at their convention put out many signals that they were endorsing the radical BLM movement.
But not only are some Democrats endorsing the radical group’s actions, some are actually involved in their allegedly criminal actions.
Powerful Democratic State Senator Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth), who is the President Pro Tem of the Virginia Senate, was just charged with two felonies for her alleged involvement in the effort to rip down a Confederate statue in Portsmouth, Virginia. She was charged with “conspiracy to commit a felony and felony injuring to a monument in excess of $1,000,” according to Portsmouth Police Chief Angela Greene at an Aug. 17 press conference. Lucas is not just the President Pro Tem of the Senate, she was also a treasurer of former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s (D) political action committee.
She wasn’t the only person charged. Others included NAACP Representatives James Boyd, Louie Gibbs, and LaKesha Hicks, and city School board member LaKeesha S. Atkinson, along with nine other people.
Here’s the chief who laid it all down, saying because of what they did they permanently altered the life of Chris Green who was injured when the statue being ripped down illegally fell on his head and at last check was in a coma. If you listen carefully, she’s also implying that others were slow-walking action on the matter which occurred in June. And you know that she’s going to get all kinds of backlash for charging powerful people over this.
“Several individuals conspired and organized to destroy the monument as well as summon hundreds of people to join in the felonious acts, which not only resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to the monument but also permanent injury to an individual,” said Police Chief Greene.
According to The Washington Post, “As a crowd gathered at the Confederate Monument in Portsmouth on June 10, [Senator] Lucas appeared on video taken by police telling officers that they could not arrest demonstrators, who she said were about to paint the monument. She suggested that Portsmouth City Manager Lydia Pettis Patton would back up her claim.”
“’They’re going to put some paint on this thing and y’all cannot arrest them,’ Lucas is heard saying on the video,” reported The Post. “‘You need to call Dr. Patton because they’re going to do it. You can’t stop them. This is city property, all right. They got a right to go ahead.’ An officer responds: ‘Ma’am, you can’t tell them to do that.'”
“According to the video, Lucas replies: ‘I’m not telling them to do anything. I’m telling you, you can’t arrest them. Call Dr. Patton,'” reported The Post.
McAuliffe said that Lucas did what she thought was right and he stood with her. Governor Ralph Northam tried to blame the police. “It’s deeply troubling that on the verge of Virginia passing long-overdue police reform, the first Black woman to serve as our Senate Pro Tempore is suddenly facing highly unusual charges,” Gov. Ralph Northam, claimed.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia called for the charges against Lucas and several others to be dropped. The ACLU said the charges constitute a stark overreach by police because they were not approved by the local prosecutor’s office.
Or was the problem that the prosecutor didn’t want to bring the charges against the powerful people involved? That’s what the chief seemed to be suggesting.
Graphic video: Watch the moment a toppled Confederate soldier statue falls on a rioter, injuring him severely. This happened tonight in Portsmouth, Va. All the statues around the monument were beheaded before this accident. #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/yv5j45Fd7j
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) June 11, 2020
The police chief was making the point that Chris Green’s life matters. Another “black life” permanently taken and/or harmed because of the actions of the BLM movement. The chief said she was going to do her duty to the citizens and it takes courage to do that when you’re charging powerful people.
This happened because people thought their will should be done in the dark of night because they didn’t like the statue. It doesn’t make it so because it’s a confederate monument. That’s why we have a rule of law so that things are done by proper process. If people had adhered to proper process, Green might still be well and you wouldn’t have had any of this.