Washington, DC – Black Lives Matter released a new set of demands and has asked its followers to sign their names in support of it.
The latest wish list from Black Lives Matter demanded that the U.S. Senate immediately convict former President Donald Trump and ban him from ever holding elected office again.
The organization didn’t offer grounds or charges upon which President Trump should be convicted but told followers to contact their Congressional representatives and demand their compliance.
Black Lives Matter also called for more than half of the U.S. House GOP to be expelled from Congress, as well as Republican U.S. senators, “who attempted to overturn the election and incited a white supremacist attack,” the list of demands read.
“More than half the Republican representatives and multiple senators stoked Trump’s conspiracy theories and encouraged the white supremacists to take action to overturn the election,” Black Lives Matter wrote. “We are supporting Rep. Cori Bush’s resolution to expel them from Congress for their dangerous and traitorous actions. We also support steps to bar them from seeking another office.”
Black Lives Matter has demanded “a full investigation into the ties between white supremacy and the Capitol Police, law enforcement, and the military.”
The organization went on to call police departments a “safe haven” for the white supremacist movement and claimed “the badge was created for that purpose.”
Black Lives Matter also wanted President Trump to be permanently banned from all digital media platforms.
“Trump has always used his digital media platforms recklessly and irresponsibly to spread lies and disinformation,” the list of demands read. “Now it is clearer than ever that his digital media is also used to incite violence and promote its continuation. He must be stopped from encouraging his mob and further endangering our communities, even after inauguration.”
Black Lives Matter continued to demand on their latest list that police departments be defunded nationwide.
The organization also demanded that politicians not use the Capitol riot as an excuse to crack down on the Black Lives Matter movement and “target black and brown communities for heightened surveillance.”
Then Black Lives Matter referred to the rioting, looting, and burning that plagued large Democratic-run cities for months as its “Freedom Summer.”
“We don’t need new domestic terror laws, facial recognition, or any other new police power for the state,” the organization explained. “Our government should protect righteous protest and stay focused on the real issue: rooting out white supremacy. There are enough laws, resources, and intelligence, but they were not used to stop the coup. Our elected officials must uncover why.”
The final tenet of Black Lives Matter’s new list of demands called for elected officials to pass the radical BREATHE Act introduced by U.S. Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-Massachusetts) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) which would have the federal government take money away from law enforcement and give it to investments in the black community.
“The police were born out of slave patrols,” Black Lives Matter wrote. “We cannot reform an institution built upon white supremacy. We need a new, radical approach to public safety and community investment.”
“President Biden has already drawn on the BREATHE Act in his executive actions calling for racial equity screens in federal programs, investing in environmental justice at historic levels, and engaging with system-impacted communities. The BREATHE Act paints a vision of a world where black lives matter through investments in housing, education, health, and environmental justice,” the document read.
The list of demands ended with a request that followers sign on to a petition in support of the latest asks from the national organization.
Black Lives Matter Global Network, the national organization, has been on the hot seat in recent weeks after 10 local chapters wrote and publicly-released a letter demanding to know what had happened to the $90 million raised last year that was supposed to have been shared with them, KHQA reported.
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