Former police chief: Can someone explain why Twitter banned Trump, but not Maxine Waters?

Former police chief: Can someone explain why Twitter banned
Trump, but not Maxine Waters? 1

The following article contains editorial content written by a retired police chief and current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today.

SILICON VALLEY, CA- A tale of two statements:

“Let’s walk to the Capitol and peacefully and patriotically let our voices be heard.”

“I’m very hopeful…I hope that we are going to get a verdict that will say, ‘guilty, guilty, guilty.’ And if we don’t, we cannot go away. We’ve got to get more confrontational.”

The first statement was made by former President Donald Trump at a rally on January 6 prior to some clowns deciding to go to the U.S. Capitol and lay siege to the building, clearly not “peacefully and patriotically” as the former president had suggested.

The second statement was made by unhinged lunatic Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) as final arguments were being held in the Derek Chauvin trial in Minneapolis and in the midst of riots in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis.

The difference? Trump was impeached for his comments and was banned from Twitter. Waters, who voted to impeach Trump for his comments saw a censure motion get defeated by House Democrats and is still alive and well on Twitter.

Still think there isn’t a political agenda on social media platforms?

“More confrontational?”

Videos taken at the Brooklyn Center protests showed businesses being looted, buildings being destroyed, and cops being assaulted with cinder blocks, frozen water bottles and soda cans, and having commercial grade fireworks shot at them.

“More confrontational?”

Yet House Democrats saw nothing wrong with Waters’ comments. Neither did the mainstream media. In fact, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) praised Waters’ comments.

The White House via the red demon Jen Psaki, White House Propaganda Minister claimed that Waters had “walked back” her remarks and refused to say if the current occupant of the Oval Office, Joe Biden, condemned her remarks.

Silence speaks volumes.

In implementing a lifetime ban against Trump for his alleged “incendiary” remarks, Twitter said the following:

“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them—specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter—we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”

Laughably, Twitter added, “We will continue to be transparent [emphasis added] around our policies and their enforcement.” “Transparent?” Got it.

So by those standards, “incitement of violence,” that goes for everyone right? Even Democrats? Not quite, according to the Washington Examiner.

At least six videos of Democrats threatening violence against Republicans or other political adversaries are still available on the platform.

For example, in 2018, Waters, who was still an unhinged lunatic, encouraged her supporters to harass members of the Trump administration if they saw them in public.

“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” Waters said.

How about another California nutjob, Rep. Ted Lieu (D) who warned President Trump on MSNBC that there would be “widespread civil unrest” if the president fired then special counsel Robert Mueller.

Not to be outdone, “Spartacus” Cory Booker in 2018 urged activists at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness to “get up in the face of some congresspeople.”

“Before I end, that’s my call to action [emphasis added] here. Please don’t just come her today and then go home. Go to the Hill today. Get up, and please get up in the face of congresspeople.”

In 2019, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) said Democrats should “fight [Trump] and challenge him in every way that we can in the Congress, in the courts, and in the streets and protests,” if President Trump had declared a national emergency.”

This was in response to Trump’s threat during a government shutdown.

Sen John Tester (D-MT) said on MSNBC in 2019 that the way to beat President Trump in the election was to “punch him in the face. I mean the truth is this guy is bad for this country.”

And what of Crazy Nancy Pelosi? Last year during a National Governors Association Meeting, Pelosi told the conference that when a person is involved in politics, “you have to be ready to take a punch, and you have to be ready to throw a punch.”

Violent rhetoric? You decide.

On Wednesday, LeBron James tweeted a picture of the officer in Columbus, Ohio who was put in the untenable situation of having to take a life when he was forced to shoot a young woman who was about to plunge a knife into another young woman.

In his comment on the picture, he said: “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY” 

Here is a copy of the since-deleted tweet captured by the National Fraternal Order of Police:

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Now, you can look at the self-important basketball “star’s” tweet as merely suggesting the officer should be tried and convicted by a court of law, as happened to former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin. 

However, given the current war on police being waged by people such as James, along with Democrats and others, it can certainly be interpreted as a call to arms.

In fact, James deleted the tweet so it is reasonable to assume he meant the latter rather than the former.

Violent rhetoric?

Given the number of police officers who have been assaulted and murdered this year, it isn’t out of the realm of possibility. 

So how did Twitter respond to the tweet? Well, James is a liberal so of course, Twitter dismissed the tweet, posting in it’s “trending section that James was only “referencing” the officer involved in the shooting, according to Fox News:

“Lakers forward Lebron James says he deleted a Tweet referencing a Columbus police officer who fatally shot 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant because it was ‘being used to create more hate,’” the description said. 

Not everyone was buying Twitter’s lukewarm response to the inflammatory tweet, including sports journalist Clay Travis. 

“Referencing is an interesting word choice here @twitter. I’d suggest threatening, doxing, & picturing, at a minimum, would all be more accurate. Not to mention the person shot was attempting murder when she was killed. This headline is highly partisan and biased.” 

Yet another person condemned Twitter’s hypocrisy:

Of course the always woke ESPN, all Lebron all the time, threw cover for James, only publicizing it by posting his explanation for the tweet, while of course noting the officer’s race in their tweet. 

NBC News, apparently taking lessons from CBS News and 60 Minutes also edited their coverage of the shooting to skew blame away from the girl armed with the knife trying to kill the other girl, and toward the police officer:

You see, inflammatory rhetoric that encourages violence only comes from one direction if you are Twitter…and that is the right. Anything coming from the left is just fine and dandy. 

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