Those opposed to police brutality apparently think that trying to provoke it is an appropriate method of protest. At the RNC, Black Lives Matter protesters are waving around toy guns at the police to protest those who’ve been killed by police who mistook toy guns for actual guns.
Aren’t they worried that this could happen again? Apparently not.
In the aftermath of the assassination of five cops in Dallas and another three in Baton Rouge in just over a week, a black man taunted police Tuesday outside the convention.
Wearing a t-shirt with a message about Tamir Rice that included the term “pigs” in reference to police, the “protester” walked in front of a line of cops waving a neon-green toy gun, stopping along the way to stare the officers down.
Rice was the 12-year-old boy brandishing a realistic-looking toy gun who was shot and killed by an officer in November 2014.
— HYPELINE (@HypelineNews) July 19, 2016
For the record, let’s take another look at the toy pistol that Tamir Rice was holding when he was shot by police. It’s not cartoon green, and the bright orange safety tip had been removed.
— ::brittany:nicole:: (@brittanynb) July 19, 2016