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NBA Player Calls for Solidarity in the Wake of George Floyd’s Death On Twitter, but Conservatism Inc Hack Tries to Dunk On Him

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Michael Porter Jr., a small forward for the NBA’s Denver Nuggets, made a Twitter post on May 27, 2020 where he asked for people to pray for both George Floyd’s family and the police officers involved in this case.

Controversy kicked off on May 25, when a video Floyd was released which depicted him laying on his stomach in handcuffs as an officer placed his knee on Floyd’s neck to hold him down. Despite Floyd imploring that he couldn’t breathe, the officer kept his knee on Floyd’s neck.

Floyd would later die, and four officers involved in this incident ended up being fired by the Minneapolis Police Department.

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Floyd was later declared dead, four officers involved have been fired by the Minneapolis Police Department.

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Since then, riots have broken out throughout Minneapolis, where criminals have used Floyd’s death to engage in acts of Mayhem.

Porter Jr. tried to be a voice of reason when he tweeted, “As much as you pray for George family, gotta also pray for the police officer(s) who were involved in this evil. As hard as it is, pray for them instead of hate them…Pray that God changes their hearts.”

However, Siraj Hashmi, a writer for Washington Examiner, had to offer his $.02 on the matter.

Hashmi tweeted, “read the room michael.”

Hashmi followed up with another Tweet where he commented, “Praying for the sinners and asking for God’s mercy is something that people of faith should always strive for. I don’t object to his point in praying for people like these officers, but his tweet comes off as tone-deaf and dismissive of the reality of the issue.”

Nevertheless, it should be agreed upon by all reasonable Americans that rioting is not a form of protest and must be quelled immediately by the National Guard.

The most basic function of government is to maintain public order and rioting is the textbook example of disorder.

 

 

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Black Rifle Coffee Does Not Support Second Amendment Hero Kyle Rittenhouse

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Black Rifle Coffee, a coffee company based in Salt Lake City, is not defending 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse.

The company said that it was against a tweet that Blaze Media reporter, Elijah Schaeffer,  posted that featured Rittenhouse wearing a Black Rifle Coffee Company shirt captioned “Kyle Rittenhouse drinks the best coffee in America.” Rittenhouse was released on November 20, 2020 after supporters were able to raise $2 million for his bail. 

In the tweet, Schaeffer posted a discount code for the coffee. Sara Tabin of The Salt Lake Tribune noted that online Twitter users “questioned whether the coffee company had a sponsorship deal with Rittenhouse and accused it of supporting murder and hate.”

This prompted Black Rifle Coffee, the sponsor of the Slightly Offens*ve podcast, to release a statement on November 21 declaring that it is not sponsoring or supporting Rittenhouse.

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Initially, there was a misunderstanding about the company withdrawing its sponsorship of Slightly Offens*ve. However, a spokesperson for the company told the Salt Lake Tribune on November 21 that “We are not fluctuating our ad spend.” The coffee spokesperson added “We did have a conversation with Schaffer, and he understands that the post was a mistake.”

She stressed, “We don’t traffic in national tragedy and to us, that’s what this is. We are not legal experts or members of law enforcement. We fully support all law enforcement officials and believe in the integrity of the legal system.”

The spokesperson reiterated that the company will maintain its sponsorship of Blaze Media. She explained: “Our concern is that use of the discount code in the post did not reflect our values. That’s a concern we’ve addressed with the journalist and that he understands.”

Blaze employees “make decisions about how to allocate ad dollars within the Blaze,” she remarked. Although the spokesperson did not go into further detail about the company’s status as a podcast sponsor, it noted that the coffee company and the Blaze are in talks about “how to move forward with the allocation of ad dollars.”

Black Rifle Coffee positions itself as a pro-Second Amendment, conservative company that was founded by veterans. Black Rifle Coffee co-founder Evan Hafer released a statement on November 21 declaring that “We do not support legal advocacy efforts. We do not sponsor nor do we have a relationship with the 17-year-old facing charges in Kenosha, WI.”

At the moment, Rittenhouse is facing two counts of first-degree murder for shooting and killing Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber during a Black Lives Matter riot back in August. In addition, he’s being charged with one count of being a minor in possession of a firearm. During the riots, Rittenhouse was attacked by Rosenbaum. Rittenhouse was carrying an AR-style rifle as he was walking down the street to protect private property from looters.

It is disappointing to see supposedly pro-Second Amendment businesses fold to the mob. Although the Left is very effective at mass politics and causing certain businesses to get cancelled, some businesses will have to take a stand. Submission to these radicals only encourages them to become bolder in their attacks. 

Can Americans actually grow a spine for once?

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