Black Lives Matter claims African-Americans are “systematically and intentionally targeted for demise” by the police and others. Critics say statistics contradict Black Lives Matter’s assertions, yet the group remains one of the most high-profile social movement organizations of this decade.
Despite its prominence, little is known about Black Lives Matter (BLM). Who founded Black Lives Matter, what are its real goals, and who funds it? In this episode, we take a closer look at these questions and others with forensic criminologist Ron Martinelli. Dr. Martinelli spent 18 months researching BLM and is the author of the new book The Truth Behind the Black Lives Matter Movement and the War on Police.
1:40 to 7:03 -- On BLM’s founders and the group’s goals
7:04 to 11:55 – On BLM’s ties to Marxism
11:56 to 14:43 – On BLM’s funding, including funding from George Soros, Jay Z and Beyonce
14:44 to 17:07 – On who is attracted to BLM
17:08 to 18:52 – On why BLM rarely mentions black-on-black crime
18:53 to 21:44 – On BLM and the crime rate (“the Ferguson effect”)
21:45 to 27:25 – On race and the criminal justice system
27:26 to 29:18 – On whether BLM should be considered a hate group
29:19 to 34:18 – On the Democratic Party’s ties to BLM