Deadly decade: BLM's lies have taken terrible toll on law enforcement

Deadly decade: BLM's lies have taken terrible toll on law enforcement

Deadly decade: BLM's lies have taken terrible toll on law enforcement

The "defund the police" movement birthed by Black Lives Matter has brought disastrous results in America over the last decade. That's according to a 30-year veteran of police work in New Jersey and Las Vegas.

On July 13, 2013, the U.S. Justice Department announced it was dropping murder charges against George Zimmerman, who claimed he shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense. Three Marxist socialist black lesbians started the Black Lives Matter network shortly thereafter.

Lt. Randy Sutton, founder of The Wounded Blue, contends the "defund the police" movement started by BLM has caused mayhem and misery in the very communities BLM promised to help. "[That] movement has been an absolute failure when it comes down to public safety [and] body count, which has risen dramatically," he tells AFN.

Among the stated goals of BLM is the destruction of the nuclear family and the dismantling of what it calls "patriarchy." Sutton says the BLM founders are grifters who are ripping off the communities they say they're protecting.

Sutton, Lt. Randy Sutton

"The millions upon millions of dollars that were given to this organization [were] squandered through personal fraud by the founders," he states.

The entire movement, in fact, has been built on lies, he adds. "… The great myth of 'Hands up, don't shoot!' is still being perpetuated today – even though every investigation has revealed that Michael Brown never said it, never did it, and it was it was a fraud," Sutton points out.

(Editor's note: Michael Brown was unarmed when shot and killed August 9, 2014, by Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson (MO) Police Department. The DOJ determined the evidence in the case did not support charging a violation of federal law.)

According to Sutton, the result of the BLM-initiated war on law enforcement has changed the way policing is done in the U.S. – and not for the better. "You have security officers who are being told don't be security officers, and you have cops being told don't be cops," he shares.

The Fraternal Order of Police reported at the end of 2021 that the number of police shot and killed in the line of duty had reached a new high (63); that number was nearly equaled in 2022 (62). The most recent National Peace Officers' Memorial Service, observed annually on May 15, was the largest in the event's 42-year history.