Englewood Neighborhood Kicks Out Black Lives Matter

Englewood Neighborhood Kicks Out Black Lives Matter

Englewood Neighborhood Kicks Out Black Lives Matter

The Englewood neighborhood of Chicago is one of the most dangerous areas of the city. As of this writing, the South Side ‘hood has racked up 42 homicides so far this year, with 179 people wounded. Englewood was also the site of the police shooting of a 20-year-old that preceded the chaos of Monday morning.

So you might think Black Lives Matter demonstrators would be welcome there. But you’d be wrong.

On Tuesday evening, activist groups came to Englewood via car caravan to protest a South Side police station. These included demonstrators from Black Lives Matter Chicago, Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation, and Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. When you have groups that include the words “Liberation” and “Racist and Political Repression” in their names you know that they’re not planning to discuss issues over coffee. They wouldn’t mind stirring up some trouble.

So what do these groups want? Oh, the usual: defund police, remove police from schools, and more money for social services.

But neighborhood advocates didn’t want any of it. Things got heated between the BLM groups and two Englewood men who are trying to improve neighborhood relations with the police. The outside agitators would just cause more tension, they reasoned.

One man, 42-year-old Duane Kidd, accused BLM of “throwing a party.”

“This is propped up. They’re throwing a party.”

Then, added Kidd, the protesters will go home and “they’ll be sipping sangria.”

Kidd also fumed that agitators shut down the main street, making movement difficult for elderly residents of Englewood:

 “They got the streets shut down. What about the elders that have to get up and down 63rd Street? Now they got to take the side routes.”

Did the BLM groups bother to think about their elders? Or anyone else in that neighborhood?

englewood Main streets in Englewood. Credit: MrHarman/wikimedia commons/CC BY-SA 3.0. 

Darryl Smith, Englewood resident and president of a local political task force, argued that agitators upset a fragile balance in the neighborhood.

“When they leave, the police are going to be pulling us over. The police are going to be pulling our kids out of cars for no reason. Because the police are bitter now. You come and shut down 63rd Street, all this extra manpower, they’re mad.”

Smith raged at the outsiders, asking them where they were when nine Englewood children were shot. He tore into both the “white n******” and “black “n******” and “bozos” who came unannounced into his neighborhood. It wasn’t eloquent or safe for work, but it sure was some glorious shade.

But some of the demonstrators from a Chicago group called “GoodKidsMadCity” complained at Twitter that “aggressive agitators” tried to provoke “a violent confrontation.” Instead, these kids were there to “spread love.”

Oh, give it a rest. Especially because the girl complaining in the tweet is Miracle Boyd. And I wrote about Ms. Boyd just last month.

Miracle is a veteran of other recent incidents in Chicago. In fact, she earned some scars at the Battle of Grant Park when agitators tried to tear down the Columbus statue.

That’s when a police officer clocked her.

However, Miracle had been antagonizing police, and she tried to interfere with an arrest. So I didn’t shed any tears over her missing incisors.

But that’s not all. Miracle also bragged about breaking windows in downtown Chicago during protests in May. No wonder the local neighborhood advocates don’t want her or her ilk around.

Yet Englewood police officer Cmdr. Larry Snelling had good words to say about Darryl Smith and Duane Kidd:

“These guys right here come out when a community member is hurt, when someone is robbed, whenever someone does violence to another person, they are always out here. And they’re not getting paid for this, they’re doing this because they’re invested in their community.”

“I think it just upsets them when they have a group of people who just walked into their community, with misinformation, and decide what the problem is in their community.”

Kudos to these good people of Chicago who see through the phoniness of Black Lives Matter. BLM cares more about political power than the security of people in poor neighborhoods. While Kidd and Smith may not always like what the local police do, they do understand that Englewood needs those men and women in blue around.

 

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9 Comments
  • John in Indy says:

    Mirage Boyd is also the star of a series of photos from more than a year ago missing that same tooth. It was NOT knocked out by police.
    Chicago RevCom (Revolutionary Communist Party) who were early at Ferguson with their logo on the bottom of the first commercially printed Black Lives Matter banners shown on national media, are following both Soviet and Ayres methodology.
    They are agitating within a target population (Black) trying to get a police overreaction to motivate the larger Black population to serve as their footsoldiers in an attack on America.
    In this, they will try to start a cycle of outrage and reprisal between black and white people, similar to the fighting on the Kansas-Missouri border before and during the Civil War.
    Americans of all colors are resisting this, successfully, so far. I hope we continue.
    Another example of the cynicism of this technique was the behavior of the Soviet Army in Poland. Late in the War, they asked the Polish Resistance to rise and attack the NAZIs. The Polish Communists hid out, while the Soviets let the NAZIs kill off the non-Communist Resistance forces, so that they would not be a part of post War Poland.
    John in Indy

  • No One says:

    Blame the police yet take no accountability on their own behavior of destruction, mayhem and down right being wrong in their actions.

  • D3F1ANT says:

    Looks like more nad more people are becoming fed up with BLM/Antifa terrorists making problems and rioting in their neighborhoods. “Miracle” Boyd! LOL! You can’t make it up…

  • Nate Redshill says:

    You SURE that’s BLM?? Not enough White people/Honkies..

  • […] Look what the citizens of the South Side of Chicago did: […]

  • GWB says:

    So you might think Black Lives Matter demonstrators would be welcome there.
    Only if you were under the misapprehension that BLM really cares about blacks or lives.

    Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
    CAARPR? Pronounced “carper”? As in:
    noun: someone who constantly criticizes in a petty way?

    When you have groups that include the words “Liberation” and “Racist and Political Repression” in their names you know that they’re
    Communists?

    defund police, remove police from schools, and more money for social services
    Shorter: chaos, chaos, and graft.

    both the “white n******” and “black “n******”
    Nice to see someone use that term so eloquently. I concur – it’s not about color.

    We live in #Englewood
    Maybe so*, but do you have any investment in it?
    (* Yeah, I doubt it, too. Though there’s probably some jerk agitators in Englewood.)

    GoodKidsMadCity
    Miracle Boyd
    I’d say she’s anything BUT a “good kid.”

    her missing incisors
    Which didn’t occur there, based on digging others have down through her tweets and such.

    they do understand that Englewood needs those men and women in blue around
    They also understand that the community needs to be a community. As the officer says, they’re invested. It’s their community. If we could get a large portion of Americans to think this way we could make a real difference in police issues, fighting socialism, everything.
    Kudos to those men for being leaders in their community.

  • mtnforge says:

    Burn Loot Murder a violent faction of THEM, The Human Extinction Movement.
    Though I suspect the core violent minions are mostly paid contractors and sycophants, low hanging fruit in the hierarchy of THEM, as 5th Column-Comintern as it gets.
    One thing I notice about this false flag operation is they are working from a playbook, instruction manual, for astroturf 4th Generation Warfare. Read amateurs. Except for the terrorism the old guard of red diaper babies orchastrated, of the late 60’s – early 70’s, Willian Ayers’ generation, there is none within the ranks who possess actual Astroturf-5th Column 4G “combat experience”.

    They are using fear as a weapon. Totalitarianism 101.
    There are not enough of them to do lasting damage against we who are not afraid of them, we who never take council of our fears. We who have withdrawn our Consent. We constitute an enormous plurality, it is they who are truly afraid of us who can not be coerced by threat of force and application of violence.
    Another thing, we are legion, armed to the effin’ teeth, at a certain point here we become Legion.
    What THEM and the rest fail to understand is how mean good folks get when you violate our codes.

    Don’t Step On Snek, lot of Cold Anger out in flyover nation, in other words, BFYTW.

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