The official Black Lives Matter organization turned on President Joe Biden and accused him of allowing black communities to be “terrorized” at a “greater rate than they were under [former president Donald] Trump.”
The BLM Global Network Foundation slammed Biden for not taking action against law enforcement and accused him of sending a “military” to Minnesota ahead of the Derek Chauvin trial.
Biden’s first 100 days are up in 10 days. By then we need him to #End1033, which transfers military equipment into the hands of police across the country– including school & campus police. Another example? The military you see out on your streets ahead of the Chauvin verdict.
— Black Lives Matter (@Blklivesmatter) April 20, 2021
“Biden is currently sending more military equipment to our neighborhoods than Trump did,” the organization continued. “You read that right. Our communities are being terrorized at a greater rate than they had been under Trump.”
The organization then asked activists to sign a petition demanding Biden “demilitarize our neighborhoods and #End1033,” a program that allows the Defense Department to transfer defense material to federal and state agencies for use in law enforcement.
“Over $7 billion has gone to the law enforcement agencies since its creation under the Clinton administration,” BLM said. “Disappointingly enough, the flow of military equipment to police under the 1033 Program has accelerated under the Biden administration — and based on recent reporting, police might just receive even more military equipment under the Biden administration than they did with the Trump administration.”
BLM also referred to police as “violent upholders of white supremacy.”
This isn’t the first time the BLM organization has voiced its discontent with the Biden administration.
Earlier this year, BLM leaders blasted Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for not inviting them to a White House meeting with several other civil rights groups.
Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Rep. Cedric Richmond met with several civil rights groups yesterday.@blklivesmatter—as the largest social and justice movement in history—was not invited.
https://t.co/RYdoXmvSpw via @politico
— Black Lives Matter (@Blklivesmatter) December 9, 2020