There are people in these uprisings taking advantage of black pain to mete out destruction. We as journalists have deeper stories to tell.
@nhannahjones Nicole Hannah-Jones and Donald Trump are making the exact same claims about the validity of the nationwide uprisings and these "outside agitators", just different phrasing because they're trying to discredit the protestors to different audiences
pretty interesting how the right-wing media and MSNBC and the entire Thinkpiece-Industrial-Complex all agree on this same "outside agitators" narrative, just with different wording catered to their audiences.
@nhannahjones ....oh wait, right, they don't want to.
They know who these wrongdoers are but don't lay a finger on them. Some police are complicit in this. Stop telling the protestors to stop protesting. Arrest the doggone actual perpetrators of violence.
@nhannahjones I'm not in law enforcement so perhaps someone with the knowledge can provide an explanation. Why can't cops and state patrol and national guard catch these folks? Why are they only reacting and arresting and pushing around black folks? Arrest the white supremacists
White protestors tearing up black cities is not allyship.
@nhannahjones And it’s not to minimize the justified outrage but I can say as someone that has helped organize protests, you’re always aware of a certain element that will show up if there’s media attention available. They have their own agenda and it’s usually to start sh!t
@nhannahjones Yes! I wonder how much of the actual destruction is being done by actual protesters, and more by anarchists, who often are mostly white people. I have seen them at any anti-war protest I’ve ever been to, and anytime it turns violent, it was always due to these folks.
Who wants to write the story that when we organized a nonviolent protest for yesterday white agitators we’ve never seen before shouted over Eric Garner’s mom? No respect. @MSNBC @JoyAnnReid @NYjusticeleague