It is often said that a man can be judged by the company he keeps. If you apply this to Barack Obama, you can look at people like Reverend Jeremiah Wright, left-wing terrorist Bill Ayres, and the woman who was “extremely careless” with classified information, Hillary Clinton.
Not the greatest record.
These are not the only individuals of questionable character that President Obama has embraced. During his tenure, the president has often shunned allies such as Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu in favor of the Iranian Ayatollahs, the Castro brothers in Cuba, and the Saudi royal family.
Barack Obama has also embraced the BlackLivesMatter movement, which regularly spews out violent, racist, and anti-police rhetoric — such as marching through the streets of New York chanting “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want them? Now!”
Now, one of the most well-known leaders of BLM — who President Obama has met with and praised — has been arrested during a protest in Baton Rouge.
Earlier this year, President Obama sat down with BlackLivesMatter activist DeRay Mckesson and other BLM leaders and praised the work of the controversial group — just days after BLM thugs brutally assaulted a decorated war veteran in our nation’s capital.
Now, one of those leaders that President Obama met with has been arrested for unlawfully protesting while obstructing a major highway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson was among more than 100 protesters arrested Saturday night during demonstrations over the death of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Mckesson, one of the most recognizable faces to emerge from the Black Lives Matter movement, live-streamed his arrest on Periscope.
He was taken into custody while walking along the side of the Airline Highway with fellow protesters and later charged with “simple obstruction of highway commerce,” according to court records.
On Sunday afternoon, Mckesson, 31, was released from the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail, according to facility records. The former educator built a national following after he left his then-home and job in Minneapolis in August 2014 for Ferguson, Missouri, to document the rising anger over race relations after the police shooting of Michael Brown.
Mckesson has taken to Twitter to claim that he was arrested for no reason at all and that the police “provoke[d] protestors for no reason at all.” Mckesson conveniently left out the fact that the police told protestors that they could remain and demonstrate as long as they did not block the highway.