DO YOU KNOW THE TRUTH?
We call for a national defunding of police.
(Black Lives Matter)
The BLM mission statement says, "We dismantle the patriarchal practice. We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement," yet there is a documented negative impact of single-parent homes versus two-parent households. BLM co-founders Patrisse Cullors and Alicia Garza are self-described “trained Marxists.”
What about Benicia BLM?
The BBLM website says “The lack of Black representation [across City leadership, departments, and voluntary boards] tells a story of our complacency as a community and more so, the impact on our Black Benicians lived experience.”
Is BBLM saying skin color should determine who is in leadership roles for the city? This is illegal.
The BBLM Education Action Team goals include “teaching of the TRUTH regarding history about black people in America for grades K-12 per the 1619 project.”
Does BBLM still stand behind this statement now that the 1619 Project has largely been debunked?
BBLM says they advocate for the rights and justice Black Benicians are denied.
What rights and justice are being denied to black people in Benicia? Let's make sure these crimes are reported!
BLM is damaging many low-income black communities. I have avidly followed the research on the movement and its impacts, and have learned that the claim at the heart of the movement, that police more readily shoot black people, is false and likely responsible for thousands of black people being murdered in the most disadvantaged communities in the country due to the anti-police movement. The best evidence available today strongly suggests that police are not biased towards shooting black suspects.
Did You Know?
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives. It emphasizes good decision-making skills and allows school children to interact positively with police officers.
Benicia Black Lives Matter is actively campaigning to eliminate the DARE program from our schools. As stated on their website, they consider the program “harmful” and characterized free t-shirts given to children from the police as “tone-deaf” and a “display of force.” The BBLM site states, “Benicia is facing a racial and political reckoning.”