Kevin Fobbs
Good idea: Democrat mayor wants BLM protesters controlled with water cannons
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By Kevin Fobbs
July 7, 2018

Finally a Democrat public official has come up with an idea to deal with the violence, anarchy and race-baiting antics of Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters. For several years BLM has wreaked havoc on public streets and its unhinged supporters have caused upwards of tens of millions of damages. Now, it seems even the democrats are getting more than a little fed up with its leaders' resist, resist, resist rhetoric. According to Breitbart, Democrat Mayor Karen Peconi of Arnold, Westmoreland County, Penn., called for BLM "rioters to be destroyed by a water cannon."

Finally, someone in authority has the good common sense to let loose the tools that should be used to control these rhetoric-filled anarchists. In reality, why did it take so long for an elected official to take control back from this group's game plan of organized chaos?

Mayor Peconi's communication vehicle of choice was Facebook. She apparently had had enough and said, "posting this so the authorities everywhere sees this ... bring the hoses." Then, "they don't care about jobs for PGH ... none of them work now. That's how they can do this at 7 a.m. Very sad."

The mayor is absolutely correct about her statement. How does one disperse rioters that are bent on destruction? You hose them out of the street and away from those that are not being disruptive. As she so artfully put it, "they don't care about jobs for PGH ... none of them work now." That's right, none of them work now and they don't care about a 9-5 job either. So, what exactly are elected officials to do when hundreds if not thousands BLM rioters show up on their streets to cause injury and damage?

You meet these diabolical protesters' riotous force with the force of legal authority. If that means turn loose the water cannons, then so be it. Sounds simple. Well, with BLM and its band of misguided, logically challenged leaders, their riotous ends justify an appropriate means of response.

These protesters have demanded legal justice for the police shooting of unarmed black 17-year-old Antwon Rose in East Pittsburgh. Rose was fleeing a traffic stop when he was allegedly shot by Officer Michael Rosfeld. That officer has now been charged with criminal homicide. Not satisfied with letting the legal system take its course in dealing with the accused police officer, protest leaders are attacking the mayor for her Facebook comments.

As the backlash to her justifiable comments mounted, the mayor issued an apology. Mayor Peconi wrote in a statement, "I love this community, I would do anything for the people here. I don't take my position as Mayor lightly and deeply regret the comments I made on Facebook. It was never my intention to offend anyone, and for those who I offended I am sincerely sorry."

Sorry does not seem to be cutting it with some in the city, including protester Melvyn Smith, who according to Breitbart said, "She says that she loves Arnold. If you love Arnold, you won't do things to hurt it. You'll do the things that will make it heal and feel better," he said. "Her resignation is what would do that."

Honestly, the mayor should have stuck to her guns. As for Melvyn Smith, if there is any rioting and destruction or property or physical harm to police and bystanders, send him the bill.

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About Kevin Fobbs: Kevin Fobbs, a native Detroiter, is Chairman of the American Christian Civil Rights Movement (ACCRM), President of NAACP2021: National Association for the Advancement of Canceled People, Managing Partner of Ascension Entertainment Productions, and director of RTL Productions. He is a producer of the Holocaust-themed movie drama "Never Again," collaborator on the 2018 police documentary "Bleeding Blue" and producer/director of post-Civil War - World War II historical Christian southern civil rights drama "Johnathan - Living on the Edge of History," and Exec/Director-Producer of the film version of his soon to be released book a modern Christian fairy tale "Bernadine and Winston the Crooked Worm's Four Seasons of Life."

In the 1970's Kevin became a professional journalist and attended Wayne State University Law School. His written work has appeared in the New York Times and he has written for The Detroit News, The Michigan Chronicle, Clash Daily, Renew America, Communities Digital News (CDN) among others.

Kevin is co-writer of "Sandy Hook Massacre: When Seconds Count - Police Are Minutes Away In 2014 Kevin, together with his grandson, co-authored the Christian children's book "Is There a Lion in My Kitchen? " He is co-author of "Shut Yo' Mouth! How the Left Plays the Race Card to Silence Conservatives and How to Stop It.

He is co-host of New Right Network's "American Exceptionalism" and upcoming "American Correct" podcast shows.

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For nearly 40 years, Kevin's personal devotion to Christian conservative values and principles has guided his public service in both state and national government, as well as private sector and media leadership roles, including elected and appointed positions. The primary Biblical verse that guides Kevin is: Isaiah 6:8 (NIV) 8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"

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