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Ridgewood Sees More “Black Lives Matter” as More Question Movements Motives

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood saw witness to another “Black Lives Matter” protest on Saturday . Demonstrators  were attempting  to show solidarity with those demonstrating in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Ridgewood protests so far have been high on drama but low on substance.

The groups Ridgewood for Black Liberation, Brother’s United Bike Club and other community allies gathered at Van Neste Square Memorial Park to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake, 29, who was shot multiple times by a police officer in the Wisconsin town 40 miles south of Milwaukee. The group also marched to protest other instances of what they claim is police brutality.


After a summer of street violence in the US that has claimed hundreds of Black victims, including children caught in the crossfire of gang violence and random shootings, black and minority business destroyed
onlookers are increasingly asking: Where’s Black Lives Matter?

The BLM movement that unleashed the most massive protests since the Civil Rights era over the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody has been noticeably silent over the rash of shootings and street violence in the last few weeks afflicting predominantly Black communities.

“More people have been shot and killed in Chicago at this point in 2020 than in 2019, despite two months of stay-at-home directives,” said Los Angeles conservative radio host Larry Elder in an email. “Where is Black Lives Matter when you need them?”

The August 6th BLM rally in Ridgewood brought out some of the worst in people . An African American photographer at the event was targeted by a white women (a Karen) for being creepy and she claimed in a Facebook post considered calling the police.

In a letter James M. Mageau of Charlston wrote  , “Black Lives Matter isn’t interested in civil rights. They’re interested in power through anarchy. If black lives really mattered to them they would be in cities like Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, etc. trying to stop the black on black shootings and murder that happens every day. On June 15th in Chicago there were 18 shootings with one person killed. Here’s a city with a black mayor, a black police chief, many black city officials and many black police officers”

Black radio host Larry Elder when asked by John Stossel called out  the BLM movement, “It is condescending… and not helpful. I urge white people to chill. Stop helping us, because you’re making things worse!”

Making things worse, he says, because it supports the activists’ claim that “Blacks are victims of racism. (But) if racism were in America’s DNA, Obama never could have got elected. Racism has never been more insignificant a factor in one’s success than right now.”

21 thoughts on “Ridgewood Sees More “Black Lives Matter” as More Question Movements Motives

  1. Is it not against the law to walk down the middle of the street? Why are the police doing nothing to stop this? Well, one of the first Black Lives Matter events was led by the Ridgewood police Chief (https://theridgewoodblog.net/ridgewood-black-lives-matter-unity-event/). These protests will stay peaceful until they are not. There is little stopping these marches which have been getting bigger and bigger from turning violent. There is little stopping this whole village from being torched. There were a very large numbers of outsiders in town yesterday. How many arrests were made?

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  2. This thing is running out of steam.

    Trump’s victory will take the air out of the balloon.

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  3. White Silence = Violence.
    That is extra special stupid.
    Hey tell your Mom to get off the cell phone.

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  4. From the BLM website. “ We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.”

    The cycle of poverty will continue. It takes a family to raise a child, not a village. Data shows that single parent households are more likely to live in poverty and have lower educational attainment (which leads to low incomes). When talking about income inequality you must address these causes.

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  5. Any sign of belly boy?

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  6. Title 39:4-34• Where sidewalks are provided it shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to walk along and upon an adjacent roadway.

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  7. Maybe the Police were told by the Mayor/ Council and or the Manager not to make any arrests

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  8. Trump 2020. And with any luck, getting the House back from Nancy the Liar. AND, most likely, another right-leaning SCOTUS Justice.

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  9. I saw a couple of these fatties in the park today…wearing black on a hot day. Mom is going to have to wash their guerrilla clothing…! (:>

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  10. liberation
    [ˌlibəˈrāSH(ə)n]
    NOUN
    the act of setting someone free from imprisonment, slavery, or oppression.

    Are there imprisoned, enslaved or oppressed people in Ridgewood at the present time? It would help those belonging to the Ridgewood For Black Liberation movement to figure out just why it is they are disrupting the peace in the Village of Ridgewood before the local citizens decide they, too, have rights. Among these are “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” which doesn’t include continual disruption of daily life by people obsessed with being in the spotlight.

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  11. How would/should movements like BLM stop the violence in inner city communities? What should local municipalities (black-run or not) do to stem the violence? One way could be to allocate more resources to education, to allocate resources to community programs, to allocate resources to places like Planned Parenthood, etc. — all things that many commenters and authors on this blog would be against. So what do you experts think?

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  12. Any of these protestors pregnant yet? If you rebel against parents, might as well go all the way. Get pregnant, then petition mommy to donate her retirement $ to you. After all, raising a kid by yourself ain’t picnic. Speaking of picnic, a big salute to gutless soy boys in the crowd. You’re making my job as a parent a lot easier. How else can I show to my kids what total losers look like?

    Salute, BLM! Nice pics. Don’t be surprised when you all turn up on a terror watch list.

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  13. RW is becomming (is already?) a $hitHole

  14. Leave it to the rich, privileged, and uniformly white guilt ridden suburbanites to march down Ridgewood Ave in support of BLM which would rob and beat them and squat in their luxurious homes. Stupid.

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  15. Nothing smells more like America than the active promotion of the suppression of free speech and the right to protest like a right wing-leaning blog from one of the wealthiest, whitest towns in America, where there are presumably rich, white adults in the comment section name-calling and race-baiting like a bunch of high schoolers. What a time to be alive.

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    1. so funny you no nothing about the posters or Ridgewood , btw have you looked at the school board ?

  16. In Ridgewood this all began by adding a Black and Brown stripe to the Gay Flag. A rainbow doesn’t have brown, black or white in it.

  17. A lot of these kids refuse to exercise….

  18. I see a bunch of losers who have no friends except for comrades. Unhappy and miserable. Ugly looking with an even uglier soul. Parasites whose only “contribution” to society is destruction.

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  19. Wow BLM Supporter, you sure do know the REAL Ridgewood.

  20. @BLM Supporter. Why are you so angry that RW is one the whitest places in USA? Why do you hate your white neighbors and start calling names when they don’t share your ideas? You sound like the freaking racist here. People can go and live where they want or afford regardless the color of the neighborhood. If you want more diversity around yourself move your sorry @ss to Paterson or in the Bronx. Try Webster Ave, South Bronx, Fordham Rd by the Zoo, Mosholu Pwky, Grand Concourse, Bainbridge and many more. Have you thought about moving there and improving their lives or you feel like it is better to bring those people here and send the whites there so that you’re sorry @ss feels like making a difference. I lived in those areas for many years and had no problems but came to a point where I needed a more peaceful place for a family where both parents care for kids and I have more trees around and some fresher air and better property safety but still have many friends of many colors over there. And yes being around white educated people makes me improve myself as well. It is MY CHOICE as long as I can afford it. I have the greatest respects for those rich people in RW who live in their mansions and I am not jealous at the least. They worked hard and deserve to get where they are regardless their political views. But you find it hard to go and take your fake BLM cause with you in the Bronx or any other NYC areas bcs you know that people there will laugh at you. You wouldn’t survive more than a few days before screaming mama on the phone. They can’t stand people like you over there because they know you’re a fake and you’ll never be able to understand and blend with them.
    I never liked Trump’s personality but I pray to God he wins and make some of your phony heads explode AGAIN. The best thing he has achieved during these years has been exposing the very dark side of your soul. You are willing to burn your country, your neighborhood and your family just because you can’t stand someone who stubbornly calls you for what you are. And try to understand that a NYC developer who lived his whole life in NYC and managed thousands of blacks, hispanics, asians and whites for many decades CANNOT be a racist. I bet you don’t even have a real black friend. Those that join you on your marches are not real friends. They’re just comrades who will turn against you as soon as they fully used you.

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