Posted on October 17, 2019

The Fantastic Conspiracy Theories on Black Twitter

Robert Hampton, American Renaissance, October 17, 2019

White Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was recently convicted of murdering a black man named Botham Jean. The testimony of Joshua Brown, another black man, was a central piece of evidence. Brown himself was later shot and killed.

Who shot him? On Twitter, blacks thought it must have been the police.

The Brown family’s lawyer and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund want the investigation taken away from the Dallas Police Department. Above the Law editor Elie Mystal agrees, but worries that “there is nobody left involved with federal law enforcement who can be trusted.”

“I do not know where black people turn for justice in this country, and I say that as a person who reports on justice,” Mr. Mystal wrote. “The police kill us. District Attorneys and Mayors cover for the police. The Attorney General is corrupt. The Civil Rights Division has been gutted. The courts have been packed with arch-conservatives grown on the Federalist Society’s farm.”

He mocks the Dallas Police Department’s report that Brown was killed during a drug deal: “I’d sooner believe extraterrestrials built Epcot Center to prepare us for their arrival than I’d believe the BS coming out of Dallas PD right now.” He argued that Brown could not have been a key witness in a murder trial if he was a major drug dealer.

The Brown family’s lawyer, S. Lee Merritt, claims Brown didn’t even have a serious criminal record. Yet Brown’s rap sheet included multiple charges for drug possession, unlawful carrying of a weapon, and theft. He had also been shot before. The Dallas News reported that Miss Guyger’s lawyers didn’t bring up this history in court because they thought his testimony was helpful to their client.

Dallas police have identified three suspects — all of whom are black — in the Brown shooting. They’ve arrested two. Brown allegedly shot one during the fateful encounter and sent him to the hospital.

The police have a credible story. Why do so many blacks believe a giant conspiracy? It lets them blame whites.

Blacks often promote hate hoaxes and conspiracy theories on Twitter.

Last month, black teenagers beat 59-year-old white man John Marvin Weed to death at the Great Frederick Fair in Maryland. Police say the perpetrators may have attacked after Weed refused to give them a dollar, and Frederick County Sheriff Charles Jenkins says the murder may be a “hate crime.”

Black Twitter” had a different theory: The two blacks acted in self-defense against a “racist man” who kept using racial slurs.

These tweets received thousands of retweets and likes, even though no evidence supports their claims. Video shows a white man cornered by blacks. One sucker punches him. He wasn’t the threat; the blacks were.

In January, politicians and activists falsely blamed whites for the accidental killing of seven-year-old Jazmine Barnes in a drive-by shooting. Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King even named a suspect and urged the social media mob to provide information on him, implying he was racist and violent. Mr. King reportedly did this after he was told the real killer was black. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee also suggested the shooting was a white-on-black hate crime.

Black man Eric Black Jr. reportedly confessed to the murder. Young Jazmine Barnes was a victim of “mistaken identity,” according to police. Yet Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee defended her hate-crime claim even after two black suspects were arrested. “Nothing is irresponsible when it comes to the loss of a precious 7- or 8-year-old,” she told local reporters. Mr. King said the arrest didn’t “change the devastating conclusion that people had thought something like that [whites shooting black girls out of racial hatred] was possible.”

More than 90 percent of black murder victims are killed by other blacks. Yet “Black Twitter” spreads the insane theory that white men are wearing masks to get away with murdering blacks. These tweets receive many thousands of retweets and likes.

Black Twitter also keeps promoting discredited hate hoaxes. A black sixth-grade student in Virginia claimed last month that three white boys cut off her dreadlocks. The truth — that she had cut her own hair — emerged a week after the mainstream media promoted the story.

That’s only the most recent example. Tawana Brawley, the Duke Lacrosse rape hoax, and Jussie Smollett are some of the more famous of literally hundreds of cases. Many black activists still believe Michael Brown was murdered with his hands up, even though the Obama Administration’s Justice Department ruled his shooting was justified.

The mainstream media regularly condemns President Trump and his supporters for allegedly spreading fake news, yet these same journalists turn a blind eye to the kooky ideas spread by prominent black figures. In fact, the media never hesitate to promote the idea that white society is riddled with “systemic racism” and that the police are violent racists — precisely the steady diet of deception and provocation that makes even the most implausible ideas seem credible to blacks.

This sort of nonsense is much more convenient than the truth about black crime.