After the Charlotte Riots, RGIII Posts a Powerful Message on Instagram

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For the past three nights, people in Charlotte have taken to the street after Keith Lamont Scott, a black man was shot by a black police officer. Although the officer, witnesses, and dash cam video show that Scott had a gun and was instructed several times to drop it, his family, who were not present, contended that he had a book.

While the protests on Thursday night were overall peaceful, though protesters broke the law in blatantly disobeying the curfew set by the Democrat mayor, what transpired on Tuesday and Wednesday nights was beyond troubling.

Police were attacked, police cars were destroyed, and businesses were vandalized and looted. Reporters were also attacked on air. One local photographer was rendered unconscious by a mob who then attempted to throw him into a flaming trashcan. Another white man was attacked, dragged, beaten, kicked and stomped on by a mob of black men just for being white.

The images from those nights brought to mind one word for man. EVIL.

Seemingly in response to the Charlotte riots, Cleveland Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III, who is currently out with an injury, posted a message on Instagram which featured the following quote by Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

🙏🏾 All love, no hate

A photo posted by Robert Griffin III (@rgiii) on

That is a powerful message that all of those pushing violence as a response to their anger should read.

h/t Daily Caller

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Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.
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