The Baton Rouge Police Department shot and killed Calvin Toney while escorting a worker from the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services at an apartment. Toney was killed during a struggle that saw police taze Toney.
Despite the fact everyone involved from the police officer to the suspect were black, we have people trying to turn this into the latest “Black Lives Matter” controversy. Anti-police agitators began tweeting attacks on the police over this incident.
We demand justice for #CalvinToney.
— Omar Moore (@popcornreel) November 14, 2017
From what we know so far Omar, Calvin Toney received justice when he resisted arrest.
— OR4Now (@Or4Now) November 14, 2017
What about the life of the person Toney abused? Does that life matter? Also, the shooter was a black cop. Does his life matter?
— John Babin✊🏾 (@PureJohn) November 14, 2017
What does saying his name accomplish? Do you think if you say his name enough times he’ll come back? Thankfully, that’s not how it works.
BRPD shot and killed a 24 year old black man with 2 young daughters yesterday #CalvinToney
— capitalism is bad (@antifascistqt) November 14, 2017
Toney was such a model father someone called child protective services on him.
— Carla (@Tuniekc) November 14, 2017
We stand against all state violence, and condemn the police killing of #CalvinToney.
— Baton Rouge DSA (@BatonRougeDSA) November 14, 2017
(Thread) Below is our statement. In the thread we. Will provide additional information about the events, information on how you can learn more and how to get involved. #BatonRouge #CalvinToney #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/7bjArBg4PK
— PSN BR (@PSNBatonRouge) November 14, 2017
— Chrissy Stephens (@cstephe438240) November 14, 2017
— God's Creation (@AFRICAisMankind) November 14, 2017
Yep, that’s the ticket. Cops are killing black people in order to harvest their organs.
— Nooshin Valizadeh (@DrNoosh_V) November 14, 2017
These are people who are not interested in facts and getting to the bottom of the story. They have a preset narrative of “cops are bad” and “any black person killed by police is good.”
These people are stupid. What are they going to do when they get in trouble, call a crack dealer?
The Louisiana State Police are investigating the circumstances behind this shooting. If you are an honest and fair person, you will let the investigation go forward.