Black Lives Matter founder Patrisse Cullors insisted speech that leads to “violent mobs should not be protected” in 2017.
The unearthed comments follow a spate of riots, violence, and destruction at the hands of Black Lives Matter (BLM), and a New York chapter leader vowing the organization would “burn down this system” if their demands aren’t met.
Several individuals – including retired Captain David Dorn, Italia Kelly, and Patrick Underwood – have died as a result of the group’s destructive protests. The organization has also placed a target on cops’ backs, appearing to inspire attacks on law enforcement personnel nationwide.
Cullors’s response to the following tweet, “hate speech is protected free speech under the constitution, for better or worse,” appears to suggest that BLM protests wouldn’t fall under her interpretation of protected speech:
The Twitter spat occurred in response to Cullors’s interview with MSNBC’s Joy Reid in August 2017, nearly a week after the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Reid summarized the BLM founder’s appearance on Twitter:
While BLM’s policies and rhetoric are guilty both charges – leading to death and inspiring violent mobs – Cullors has yet to condemn her group’s actions. Presumably because she believes a different and lower standard applies to non-white mobs.