This should be good news for anyone seeking a damage claim for these unlawful assemblies and a real problem for everyone who threw money and public support behind them.
Princeton has completed a study looking into who has been responsible for most of the violence we have seen over the summer. Well, WE have seen it. Our media, who have the literal ability to describe a protest as ‘mostly peaceful’ while a police station burns in the background have been strangely unable to see it
The Media loves to tout phrases like ‘mostly peaceful’ when describing the raucous gatherings we’ve been seeing across the nation since the last days of May. When they are forced to acknowledge the violence at all, talking heads either give justification for why such violence is justified, they downplay the severity of it, or they push headlines like this one from CNN: About 93% of racial justice protests in the US have been peaceful, a new report finds
Meanwhile, that ‘seven percent’ of violence they try not to talk about has caused some serious problems. Even Axios is reporting it.
What mainstream media outlets have dubbed as “mostly peaceful protests” caused up to $2 billion in property damage in the first two weeks of protests alone, Axios reported Wednesday.
The report found that the damage caused by demonstrations from May 28 to June 8 cost insurance agencies anywhere from $1 to $2 billion—more than any other event of civil unrest in United States history. The total cost of damage throughout the summer “far outstrip[s]” the millions in damages caused by the Los Angeles riots in 1992. — FreeBeacon
It’s not as though these protests are grassroots and spontaneous, either. Some of the same agitators travel from one hotspot to another, fanning the flames of rage.
Footage has even turned up of a UHaul filled with riot tools loaded and waiting in advance of the Grand Jury announcement in the events surrounding Breonna Taylor’s death. We covered that here. Totally Staged: As Soon As The Breonna Charges Came Down, Rioters Started Unloading Their UHaul
Who should we hold culpable for all of this mayhem?
According to the original reporting by a Princeton data-crunching page, the answer is BLM.
The Black Lives Matter movement is linked to more than nine-in-ten riots across the country, according to a recent study.
The U.S. experienced 637 riots between May 26 and Sept. 12, and 91% of those riots were linked to the Black Lives Matter movement, according to the US Crisis Monitor, a joint project of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project and the Bridging Divides Initiative at Princeton University.
Forty-nine states, not counting Washington, D.C., experienced riots during that time period, the study found. California led the nation with 86 riots during that time, closely followed by Oregon with 79 riots during that time period, the data show. —DailyCaller
When going back to the original sources, we came upon this little message.
Isn’t that interesting? Their objective data has been reframed since it was originally posted. For some reason.
Digging into the page, this is the same source cited by the TV talking heads that assure us that 93% of demonstrations are peaceful.
But the part of the same study that connected 91% of the riots to BLM was strangely left out.
And good luck finding that stat now.
It will, on the other hand, bend over backward to characterize collisions between cars and protesters as malicious, leaving out the possibility that some of those drivers are only interested in escaping the looming threat of a hostile crowd.
Can’t imagine why.
And now police are being shot.
Is it time we freeze BLM’s considerable assets so that they can be used for compensating the damage done, rather than funding future riots?