Picture above is from December, one of the several prior visits that DeRay and other BLM folks have made to the White House.
8 officers have been killed in the last couple of weeks, more were shot and injured. Obama has yet to comment. But he’s Johnny On The Spot to cultivate old and young agitators.
Via Baltimore Sun:
DeRay Mckesson, the prominent activist and late entrant into Baltimore’s mayoral race, will meet with President Barack Obama and civil rights leaders at the White House on Thursday for an event honoring Black History Month.
Mckesson, a former school administrator and Black Lives Matter protester who co-founded We the Protestors and Campaign Zero, will attend the meeting along with Al Sharpton, Cornell Brooks, president of the NAACP, and Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia.
A White House official described the meeting as a first-of-its-kind gathering of leaders who represent different generations of the civil rights movement, and said the discussion will focus on criminal justice reform and building trust between police and neighborhoods.
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch will also attend.
Mckesson, who lives in North Baltimore, gained widespread attention during protests after the police-involved shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014. He unexpectedly jumped into the race for Baltimore’s mayor earlier this month.
Here’s DeRay, with his buddy, Johnetta Elzie, talking about the workshop he taught at Yale, ‘In Defense of Looting’.
Here’s DeRay pimping the Black Panther documentary, about poor ‘political prisoners’ of the United States. Except for the fact that they killed police officers because they wanted revolution.
So I guess the President is sanctioning that by meeting with him?