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What Did Black Lives Matter Really Accomplish In 2021?

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If there’s one thing we can take away from 2021, it’s that the Black Lives Matter movement and all of its hype men in the media are full of it.

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If there’s one thing we can take away from 2021, it’s that the Black Lives Matter movement and all of its hype men in the media are full of it.

What exactly did any of them accomplish this past year? Aside from putting two arguably innocent people in prison, the track record is remarkably poor, considering all of the destruction it took to get us here.

The trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, a case that had absolutely nothing to do with race despite the media’s claims to the contrary, ended in a full acquittal of the accused 18-year-old. Now he’s a folk hero.

Major cities are back to re-funding their police departments after the ridiculous attempt to appease the BLM idiots, which led to the appalling but woefully predictable surge in violent crime across the country.

Jussie Smollett’s claims of assault at the hands of racist Trump supporters are now officially recognized by the law to have been a fraud.

Kamala Harris, America’s first affirmative action vice president, is a complete national embarrassment.

Reparations and racial quotas haven’t really gone anywhere, otherwise.

After as much as $2 billion in property damage, plus the endless promotion from the national media, you’d think BLM might have more to show for its rampant, multi-year rioting.

To be sure, BLM did find victory in the conviction of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who had the misfortune of being called to confront an unwieldy, sickly, giant drug addict attempting to pay for cigarettes with fake bills. That may have been the movement’s greatest accomplishment to date, the intimidation of a jury petrified that an acquittal of former officer Chauvin would certainly mean more looting, vandalism, and violence.

Chauvin was just one of four cops unlucky enough to have been there that fateful day in 2020. Following multiple law enforcement attempts at getting Floyd to cooperate, in his own vehicle, on the sidewalk, and then finally in the squad car, the hysterical Floyd forced himself to the ground. A mob formulated and Chauvin and the other officers tried to maintain control of both the 6’4”, 223 lbs. Floyd and the hostile crowd.

There was a lethal level of fentanyl in Floyd’s blood system at the time of his death, according to the medical examiner who performed his autopsy. The examiner said that had Floyd been found in the exact same state but at home, he would have concluded that he died of a drug overdose. But the BLM crowd won this one.

And they also won the conviction of Kim Potter, another former police officer in Minnesota who was convicted of killing Daunte Wright, a man with a rap sheet the length of a CVS receipt.

Earlier this year, Potter and two other cops engaged Wright in a traffic stop because he was driving with expired license tags. He also had an arrest warrant for failing to show up for previous court dates related to illegal firearm possession and evading arrest.

There was also the niggling detail about Wright having been accused of holding up a woman at gunpoint in an attempted robbery, but that’s neither here nor there.

Like Chauvin, it looks like she will be serving some time behind bars. Another victory for BLM.

None of it sounds like a triumph for BLM, let alone the country. But I guess that’s one thing we can take from 2021.