Who would have guessed that there would have been a negative reaction to a synagogue that sheltered the Black Lives Matters (BLM) crowd? After all, the Ferguson Effect aka explosion in black crime since 2014 has been wonderful for America. I love how the JTA story below blames the “police efforts to control the protesters led to violence.” Yes, the police were to blame for the St. Louis looting. Blacks have no agency. They can’t help looting. Police are to blame. Whites are to blame.
A synagogue in St. Louis opened its doors to provide sanctuary for protesters demonstrating against the acquittal of a white policeman for the killing of a black suspect after police efforts to control the protesters led to violence.
After St. Louis Metropolitan Police officers reportedly surrounded the Central Reform Congregation on Friday night and threatened to fire tear gas at the protesters inside, a trending Twitter hashtag called on the police to #GasTheSynagogue.
The St. Louis Circuit court on Friday acquitted former police officer Jason Stockley of first-degree murder in the 2011 death Anthony Lamar Smith, 24. Stockley, who is white, shot Smith, who was black, five times after a high-speed chase.
On Friday night following the verdict, some 1,000 protesters marched through the streets of downtown St. Louis in protest of the verdict. Riot police pushed at protesters and used tear gas.
Some of the protesters given sanctuary in the synagogue took to social media to say that they were safe in the synagogue and grateful for the hospitality, which led others on social media to use the hashtag evoking Nazi atrocities.