Washington, DC has a pretty clear policy when it comes to writing on their public property. Unless you have obtained a permit, this practice is not allowed. However, there are some who are wondering if the laws are equally enforced on all sides. Pro life protesters decided to write “Black Pre-Born Lives Matter” on the sidewalk outside of a Planned Parenthood.
When the inevitable confrontation took place with the police, Breitbart captured the exchange on camera. These activists were protesting in a peaceful manner and they were being treated like common criminals. America seems fairly content to let leftists burn everything to the ground but a little chalk on the sidewalk and now its a problem?
Washington, DC allowed for “Black Lives Matter” to be painted on the street, close to the White House. In fact, the mayor ordered it personally. So why is this okay and the pro life protesters are being treated so poorly? The city wants everyone to know that they are on the side of the leftists and this is the way of the world now.
While there’s nothing wrong with having a lax public policy when it comes to relatively minor issues, there is something wrong with picking and choosing how this policy will be endorsed. Near as we can tell, it is okay to write on the DC streets as long as you are expressing leftist viewpoints. The police are now being empowered to behave in the same manner.
DC police arrest peaceful pro-life activists who wrote on the sidewalk in chalk “black pre-born lives matter” outside a Planned Parenthood. pic.twitter.com/oamI4u9Fhs
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 1, 2020
City officials keep conceding to the protesters and “defund the police” has been painted in Washington, DC as well. A group that was led by the Students for Life of America and the Frederick Douglass Foundation claimed to have asked the police for the necessary permits for their demonstration. So why can’t these permits be doled out to anyone who asks for them? Within reason, of course.
“Having opened the streets of your city for public expression, Students for Life of America requests the opportunity to add our voices to those concerned about how people of color are treated in America,” the letter read. It probably will not shock you to learn that Bowser ignored the letter entirely. The group is now preparing a lawsuit and they will be suing her on grounds of the First Amendment.
After the absolute avalanche of graffiti in American cities, arresting pro-life activists for chalking on the sidewalk is petty and absurd and broadcasts selective enforcement.
— David French (@DavidAFrench) August 2, 2020
Kids are now being hauled in for chalking sidewalks and the absurdity of this is not lost on anyone. When you stop to consider all of the issues that are taking place in America right now, the idea of children being booked for playing with chalk is pretty nonsensical. This is the world that the liberal mayors want and it’s the world that Bowser has created.
Selective enforcement is taking place here and it’s easy to see why people are getting annoyed. Buildings are being torched, cities are full of terrified citizens but tell us more about those no good pro life activists who are running the streets with chalk. They are the true menace and they need to be taken care of immediately.
BREAKING: MPD arrested pro-life students for writing “PREBORN BLACK LIVES MATTER” in chalk outside a DC abortion clinic. MPD tells me the students were arrested for “the Defacing of Private/Public Property.”
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) August 1, 2020
Obviously, we are being sarcastic but there are a shocking number of leftists who actually think that way. They believe that their protests are the only worthwhile protests. Anyone with a differing point of view is treated poorly. No one can make heads or tails out of how these laws are currently being applied. When people can’t make sense of things, they are more apt to come up with their own explanation for what is taking place.
It’s known as the Occam’s Razor principle. In layman’s terms, the simplest explanation is usually the most viable. Why should people bend themselves into ideological pretzels to excuse cowardly behavior? Bowser’s government is more interested in looking “politically correct” than treating citizens with the utmost level of fairness. Those who support BLM can have all of the gatherings that they want and everyone else will be made to suffer.