An activist in the Black Lives Matter movement has revealed that police crimes against US Afro Americans has dropped drastically in cities that have strong BLM chapters.
She also stated the tactic that seems to be working in the civil rights struggle. The BBC quotes her as saying;
…”However, what we are seeing is that in cities with strong Black Lives Matter chapters, the numbers have dropped dramatically, though this has been offset by increases elsewhere.”
Prof Abdullah says the gains have been achieved not by negotiating with police forces, which the organisation refuses to do, but by taking to the streets and making sure the police know they are being scrutinised.
She goes in to say that Black Lives Matter is campaigning for much more, including the defunding and dismantling of the current police system in the US and its replacement with a new form of law enforcement, something for which it has received considerable criticism.
Eternal vigilance remains