In the last term of Barack Obama’s presidency, we’ve seen many protests turn violent. So far, our President has had very little to say about the looting of businesses and the blocking of traffic on highways.
A prime group known for abusing the right to protest is the Black Lives Matter movement, who claim be fighting for “social justice.” Despite their intentions, they seem to be doing more harm than good. Our country is more divisive now than it has ever been—and property damage, injury, and even death should never be a legal way to protest.
In Massachusetts recently, BLM protesters blocked a highway to protest a shooting. In the process, an ambulance that was rushing to the hospital with an 82-year-old man was not able to pass. The protesters were not charged with any crimes.
It was a different story in Richmond, Virginia. Protesters stood in a line on Interstate 95 and chanted, “No justice, no peace, no racist police!”
They were all arrested within an hour and the roads were cleared. All those involved have plead guilty and will be sentenced for endangering themselves and others.
What do you think? Is this the way our legal system should work?