Oakland Police have attempted to assist BLM protesters resolve issues by offering a BBQ as was recently put on by the Wichita Police Department that went so well and helped start a dialog and heal wounds in their community. BLM in Oakland answered with insults calling the Police Pigs and stating “I eat pigs, I don’t eat with them.”
Black Lives Matters supporters have places chains on themselves to doorways of Municipal Buildings recently in protest attempting to block public access to buildings.
Oakland Police attempting to take a page from Wichita where a huge group gathered and began healing wounds, learning about each other, seeing each other as people were soundly rejected by Black Lives Matter in Oakland who’s leader Karissa Lewis stated flatly “Barbecue’s aren’t going to stop the brutality that black folks are facing. A barbecue is definitely not going to stop this blockade. And as a radical-black farmer from East Oakland— I eat pigs, I don’t eat with them.”
When reporters attempted to interview other members of BLM the radical, infantile “mic check” call was used to silence any dissent and intimidate anyone who may disagree and form unity with the self-proclaimed radical’s views and demands.
While Oakland Police have stated that their offer remains open, it would appear that BLM would rather continue to fuel anti-police sentiment that has been linked to Police violence which becomes a never ending cycle.