This seems a bit weird…
In various cities all over the United States, stashes of rocks and pallets of bricks are suddenly appearing in areas with no construction that are also the areas where the protests are occurring.
To many people, this seems like it could be the work of an organization (or, perhaps organizations) hellbent on achieving the goal of “revolution” at all costs.
With COVID lockdowns in place and millions of people out of work, who has extra cash to buy multiple pallets of bricks and have them delivered just for the hell of it?
That said, have we learned nothing from the Covington kids video? We are seeing things out of context.
One instance of these pallets of bricks that went viral on social media was debunked as a Frisco, Texas HOA building an ornamental wall around the community.
That said, there is still organized malicious intent.
This is the organized Left creating conditions for insurgency, and if you don’t see that, you’re not paying attention https://t.co/y2CXKDJhGo
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) June 2, 2020
Which is this–innocent bricks for construction or bricks for protest?
A bit of both?
It’s not unreasonable to be suspicious, but let’s keep things in perspective, too.
Pallets of bricks have ‘randomly’ appeared during protests across the US this weekend, sparking theories they were planted to stoke violence.
Those taking part in demonstrations against police brutality and the death of black man George Floyd have reported finding large stashes of the makeshift weapons on streets.
Videos from New York City, Kansas City, Dallas and Fayetteville in North Carolina all appear to show piles of bricks unattended in the middle of protests.
Random pallets of bricks are being dropped off out front of important buildings…
Something smells fishy… pic.twitter.com/CUYrM4siL7
— Corporal Ruckus ?? (@Corporal_Ruckus) May 30, 2020
More bricks pic.twitter.com/r8iXiJWvMN
— JD (@hardpassbruh) May 31, 2020
"Yo, we got bricks. We got bricks!"—#Rioters in Manhattan chanced upon a cache in the street equipped with bricks and a shovel at 10:01 p.m. on Second Ave between St. Marks Pl. and Seventh St. pic.twitter.com/dYB7vHdYqL
— Kevin R Hogan (@KRHogan_NTD) May 31, 2020
The market provides pic.twitter.com/nwhcS5iFf7
— Peter R. Quinones (@PeterRQuinones) June 1, 2020
On Sunday, Kansas City Police Captain David Jackson told local news that law enforcement officers had located bricks and rocks stashed for “nefarious use” and removed them.
Despite this, there are some people–including some celebrities–that are so distrustful of the police that they believe that the bricks are left there by the cops.
The footage has led to suggestions the slabs were either planted by police or by extremists to overshadow peaceful protests over the death of Floyd, a black man who pleaded for air as white police officer Derek Chauvin pressed a knee into his neck for almost nine minutes.
Looks like a set up to me… There’s ALWAYS more than meets the eye.. https://t.co/IPSRGJMwuU
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) May 31, 2020
The discovery of the piles of bricks and rocks have prompted a number of theories online about their origin, with some believing them to have been planted by police so rioters could be issued more severe charges, to outside agitators attempting to stir up more trouble…
…It comes as U.S. officials say they are investigating whether extremist groups have infiltrated police brutality protests.
Authorities are said to be looking into whether these groups deliberately tipped the demonstrations towards violence after chaos erupted in dozens of American cities this weekend.
Source: Daily mail
Riddle me this, tinfoil hat-wearing cop-haters…
Do you truly believe that law enforcement is so corrupt that they would put the lives of police officers at risk by supplying projectile weapons to protesters?
Do you honestly think that they would want violence and destruction?
This guy right here gets it.
Barr: It is Antifa.
Cops: It is Antifa.
Protestors: It is Antifa.
Antifa: It is us.
Blue checks: It is something else.
— Andrew Beck (@AndrewBeckNYC) May 30, 2020
At this point, it takes Olympic-level mental gymnastics to believe we are NOT dealing with a large, loosely-organized (but very dedicated) cooperative of anarchists who we’ve emboldened by not dealing with them sooner.
— Andrew Beck (@AndrewBeckNYC) May 31, 2020
The Attorney General has said the same.
Leftwing groups that want to “dismantle capitalism” are looking for a revolution.
AG BARR: Peaceful protests are being hijacked by “Far Left extremist groups using Antifa-Like tactics.” pic.twitter.com/kqStdCZPxQ
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) May 30, 2020
After months of lockdowns, businesses going under, rampant unemployment, no social gatherings, and then a video of the horrific, senseless death of a man at the hands of law enforcement officers over something that in the grand scheme of things is utterly trivial, people lost it.
I’m not making any excuses for rioting and looting–that is always wrong. Clearly, some groups have exploited the frustration, rage, anger, and, frankly, the desperation of people who don’t know what tomorrow holds.
It’s disgusting and exploiting a moment where the entire country was mourning the unjust death of a man together despite the color of our skin.
They’ve hijacked George Floyd’s death for their own political ends and are doing so terrorizing neighborhoods and committing acts of violence against innocent citizens and police officers. If that’s not domestic terrorism, I don’t know what is.