BLM Supporter Chants 'Black Lives Matter' While Stabbing White Man
Aurora Police Department arrested Steve Sinclair on hate crime, attempted murder charges
A BLM supporter has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a white man while chanting "Black Lives Matter" throughout the attack.
The Aurora Police Department has arrested 30-year-old Steve Sinclair on hate crime, attempted murder charges for the brutal attack.
Police say Sinclair continued yelling "Black Lives Matter" while chasing down the victim as he tried to run away.
Sinclair used a knife to repeatedly stab the victim, 29-year-old Michael Conner, an arrest affidavit says.
Conner was transported to the hospital for his injuries and a collapsed lung, 9News reported.
Conner reportedly told police while at the hospital that Sinclair shouted "Black Lives Matter!" during the attack, with the arresting officers stating that he continued chanting the phrase after they arrived on the scene.
The local NBC affiliate reported that it was not exactly clear what happened in the moments leading up to the attack.
However, people who witnessed the attack said that Sinclair approached Connor and said, “I’m going to kill you and your dog,” according to The Daily Wire.
One witness reportedly said Conner "tried to run away and defended himself with a stick."
Sinclair continued saying "Black Lives Matter" to police when they arrived according to the first officer on the scene.
"That officer wrote that Sinclair had his hands up and said ‘I stabbed him, I’m a psychopath,’ refused to sit down and ‘insisted’ that officers should shoot him," according to 9News.
"He was arrested without incident according to the report.”
CBS Denver reported that numerous witnesses saw Sinclair attacking Connor while Connor tried to run away.
“The victim, in this case, suffered serious injuries and his family says he cannot work for the next 6 weeks while he is recovering from his injuries,” CBS Denver added.
“A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help the family as the victim is the main provider for the family.”
The Sentinel Colorado reported that the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) records described the hate crime charge as “felony ethnic intimidation.”
The case comes as racial issues have been at the forefront of U.S. politics for the last three months in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Floyd’s death quickly spiraled into violent riots in Minneapolis—which caused over half a billion dollars in damage—and eventually sparked riots in other cities across the country.
The riots also led to widespread looting.
At the same time, there were legitimate protests going on in cities across the country where protesters demanded police reform and to defund the police.
Often times protests that were mostly peaceful during the daytime would turn into violent riots once the sun went down.
New polling shows that the public’s support for Black Lives Matter is rapidly declining as rioting plagues America’s cities.
“A new poll out of Wisconsin shows support for Black Lives Matter protests dropped 13 percentage points between June and early August,” The Washington Examiner reported.
“Forty-eight percent of Wisconsin residents support Black Lives Matter protests and 48% disapprove, according to a Marquette Law School poll conducted between Aug. 8 and Aug. 9.
"The results for approval dropped when compared to numbers from June. Marquette found 61% of residents approved of the movement’s protests from June 14 to June 18, with 36% disapproving.”