President Joe Biden didn't even make it to 100 days in office before Black Lives Matter turned on him. The official Black Lives Matter organization said this week that communities are being "terrorized" more under Biden than under former President Donald Trump.
The Black Lives Matters Global Network Foundation has had no lovefest for Trump, disparaging him as the "racist in the White House" and a "fascist," who implemented "proto-fascism" during his term as the "white supremacist-in-chief." Despite all of the vitriolic scorn that the Black Lives Matter organization has launched at former President Trump, BLM recently went on the attack of Biden, and said he is "sending more military equipment to our neighborhoods than Trump did."
Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, which one of its founders proclaimed last June that "our goal is to get Trump out," had tough words for President Biden on Wednesday.
"Biden's first 100 days are up in 10 days. By then we need him to #End1033, which transfers military equipment into the hands of police across the country – including school & campus police," the official Black Lives Matter Twitter account wrote. "Another example? The military you see out on your streets ahead of the Chauvin verdict."
"Biden is currently sending more military equipment to our neighborhoods than Trump did," the BLM page declared. "You read that right. Our communities are being terrorized at a greater rate than they had been under Trump."
The organization headed by self-proclaimed "trained Marxists" asked its 1 million Twitter followers to sign a petition demanding "Biden demilitarize our neighborhoods and #End1033," a program that began in 1997 under the National Defense Authorization Act. The 1033 program "granted permanent authority to the Secretary of Defense to transfer defense material to federal and state agencies for use in law enforcement, particularly those associated with counter-drug and counter-terrorism activities."
Biden is currently sending more military equipment to our neighborhoods than Trump did. You read that right. Our co… https://t.co/MVRMmpLtTr— Black Lives Matter (@Black Lives Matter) 1618951627.0
A post on the official Black Lives Matter website elaborated on the organization's stance on the militarized police, "The Law Enforcement Support Office, known as the 1033 Program, allows the transfer of surplus military-grade equipment to local law enforcement agencies across the country. It includes school and campus police, too."
"Over $7 billion has gone to the law enforcement agencies since its creation under the Clinton administration," BLM declared. "Disappointingly enough, the flow of military equipment to police under the 1033 Program has accelerated under the Biden administration — and based on recent reporting, police might just receive even more military equipment under the Biden administration than they did with the Trump administration."
Black Lives Matter then referred to the police as "violent upholders of white supremacy."
"Let's make things abundantly clear: Military-style weapons and equipment have no place in our streets," the post on the official BLM website stated. "They have no place in our communities and have no place in our schools or on our campuses. They especially have no place in the hands of police — violent upholders of white supremacy that have no regard for Black life."
"With the stroke of a pen, President Biden can put an end to the dangerous practice of enabling and upholding white supremacy through the 1033 Program," Black Lives Matter said in another reference to the police being racist.
Days after the 2020 presidential election, the Black Lives Matter Foundation congratulated Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
We congratulate Joe Biden on becoming President, and particularly Kamala Harris, on becoming the country’s first wo… https://t.co/ZIrKLJJFi2— Black Lives Matter (@Black Lives Matter) 1604768286.0
However, only a month later, the organization soured on the Biden-Harris administration for holding a meeting that included several civil rights groups, but did invite Black Lives Matter.
"Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Rep. Cedric Richmond met with several civil rights groups yesterday. @blklivesmatter — as the largest social justice movement in history — was not invited," Black Lives Matter tweeted.
The group asserted that it deserves a "seat at the table," then demanded that Biden and Harris meet with them.
"The night of their victory, we sent @joebiden and @kamalaharris a letter requesting a meeting. It has now been 32 days and we have yet to receive a response," BLM stated. "To set up a meeting with civil rights leaders, without BLM, is unacceptable."
The night of their victory, we sent @joebiden and @kamalaharris a letter requesting a meeting. It has now been 32… https://t.co/B09BaNCOxm— Black Lives Matter (@Black Lives Matter) 1607557121.0