By Michael Hoult
Conservative commentator Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson has launched a stinging attack on the Black Lives Matter movement.
“Police officers are angels in blue,” said Peterson in an interview with the Patriot Media Sentinel. “They literally put their lives on the line for people, like Jesus commanded. Meanwhile, Black Lives Matter are attacking cops, that makes them satanic.”
Black Lives Matter (BLM) has become a familiar punching bag for the right wing. Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren has compared them to the KKK and Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke compared BLM to ISIS.
“We have several forces internal and external attacking our rule of law: ISIS, Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street – just the most recent iterations of the elements who brand themselves as unique but seek the same revolutionary aim: take down the West, the philosophy of equality before the law, and replace it with their authority, their rules, their hate,” said Clarke in an editorial in The Hill.
Clarke, who is a FOX News favorite, has been tipped to be President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Homeland Security chief. However, a Milwaukee County commissioner has demanded Clarke resign because four people (including a newborn) have died in his jail this year.