Multiple police officers were shot, three of them fatally, during what appeared to be a planned ambush this Sunday morning in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Details remain murky, but a report of Baton Rouge residents having reportedly formed a new chapter of the New Black Panther Party a day earlier suggests there might be a link.
The New Black Panthers arrived in Baton Rouge last Saturday to protest the officer-involved shooting death of 37-year-old Alton Sterling … [and] was approached by local residents like Edwin Smith to help establish a Baton Rouge chapter.
“It is time for new leadership and a new organization to step forward in Baton Rouge,” Smith said. “I feel like the New Black Panther Party is the organization that can bring new leadership to Baton Rouge.”
Founders met Saturday to formally establish the chapter as well as gather names for new members. WBRZ News 2’s Earl Phelps was able to briefly attend the event on the condition that he does not reveal the meeting’s location.
“With the help of the New Black Panther Party, these members should be able to handle any or everything in their city,” [BPP member Jerald] Justice said.
By “everything,” could Justice possibly have meant murdering police officers?
— Shelle (@publicrelations) July 17, 2016
This is just a speculative theory, but it would certainly fit the narrative that has been peddled by Black Panther members and their “Black Lives Matter” buddies ever since Alton Sterling and Philando Castille were fatally shot by the police several weeks prior.
But if a link is indeed found, will President Barack Obama’s administration even do anything about it? Given how he responded to the Dallas terror attack — by further impugning our police officers and also denying the killer’s blatantly obvious motive — my guess would be no …