A story that has become all too familiar: in Columbia, Pennsylvania, police officers responded to a report of shots fired and were themselves fired upon.
Officers in the borough of Columbia were responding to a report of gunshots near a cemetery just before 3:30 a.m. Friday when their own vehicles came under fire.
The shooters were soon apprehended, and at least one of them admitted his involvement: “I was shooting at you.”
Marquell Rentas, 17, and Trenton Nace, 18, were arrested and remained jailed Tuesday on $2 million bail. The two, who are cousins, face charges including attempted homicide of a law enforcement officer.
What is different about this story is that the boys’ parents are placing the blame squarely where it belongs:
The mother of one of two central Pennsylvania teenagers charged with shooting at police officers last week contends the Black Lives Matter movement is to blame for his actions.
“They are in jail for doing what Black Lives Matter wanted them to do: shoot at cops,” Luz Rentas wrote in a statement given to a number of news organizations over the weekend. “The truth is that these are two punk kids following the orders of an irresponsible organization and now they’re gonna pay for it.” …
Nace’s father, Roberto Rentas, made a similar statement to WHTM-TV that the Black Lives Matter movement influenced the teens’ actions.
Of course it did. Why would anyone doubt that? A local representative of Black Lives Matter issued a ritual denial that the organization encourages violence, which might be plausible but for the fact that pretty much every Black Lives Matter demonstration features chants of “kill the pigs” and “pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon.” What is needed is a massive push-back by African-Americans against a bunch of self-serving political opportunists who have not only encouraged the murder of Hispanic, white and Asian police officers–black ones too, for that matter–but have caused a degradation of law enforcement in cities across America.