Letter writer: BLM statement based on a lie

I read about the 4-17 GBHS BLM rally in a 4-29 letter alleging “police support,” “GBPDissued megaphone,” and “GBCS support,” watched a news station’s video of the rally, contacted the reporter, police, and GBCS, and got two responses.

GBCS didn’t respond.

The 400-word limit only allows room to comment that one’s interpretation of what one sees can be mistaken.

My issues? The rally chant, “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” is a statement credited to Michael Brown (and on which BLM was formed), who was shot by police on Aug. 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. According to Christine Byers, St. Louis Post Dispatch, March 5, 2015, Obama’s DOJ concluded the statement was never uttered. Consequently, can one surmise that the chant and BLM are based on a lie?

The rally protesters chanted names of police-involved shooting victims only. Absent? 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams, shot to death April 18 in a Chicago McDonald’s drive-thru, and 13-year-old Nyaira Givens, knifed to death April 19 by another 13-year-old in Cincinnati, two of the thousands of black-on-black murder victims whose lives apparently don’t matter.

Speaker’s comments: “Black men are 2.5 times and black women 1.4 times more likely to be killed by police than white,” and “20 black people were sentenced to prison for having a headlight out.” Sources?

Letters on 5-6 defended BLM and Critical Race Theory (CRT), claiming “BLM does not incite or approve of violence.” Remember BLM’s famous chant: “What do we want? Dead cops. When do we want ’em? Now!”? Consult “Wikipedia to learn about Critical Race Theory”? Since Wikipedia can be edited by anyone, can you rely on its accuracy and credibility?

Do Marxist BLM and CRT promote God, patriotism, respect, unity, family values, education, work ethics, law and order, content of character? Or Marxist ideology, hate, division, prioritization of race, handouts, and the abolishment of law and order and American traditions and values?

See “Critical Race Theory: What it is and how to fight it” by Christopher F. Rufo in the March Hillsdale College “Imprimis.” Does his background suggest “right-wing extremism”?

CRT has even infiltrated our military! Parents across America are fighting CRT and 1619 Project. See “Parents Defending Education” and “Southlake, Texas Parents Against CRT.” Can we assume we will remain unaffected?

FYI: GBCS school board meeting Monday, May 24, 7 p.m.

May God Bless, Help, and Save — with our help — America! -— Theresa Weigand, Grand Blanc