I get it. People are angry across the board. There are some people who think Black Lives Matter is a God send and hates the Ku Klux Klan. There are other people who think the KKK is the future of America and that BLM is ruining our country.
Then you have people like me who think both groups are disgusting people. Yes, we exist and no we aren’t unicorns. We take KKK, Neo-Nazis, BLM, and Antifa for what they are at face value: hate groups.
With that being said, even if it is absolutely despicable, a peaceful protest is within their first amendment rights. Key word there being “peaceful.” Here’s where things went really wrong. The protests escalate into full blown, unmanageable riots within a short amount of time.
I can understand people wanting to “expose” those who are in these hateful groups. However, liberals tend to act before they think. In their little scheme of identifying the white supremacists and ousting them to their employers and families, they did not take the time to make sure their discoveries were actually accurate.
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Their lack of research has had an extremely negative toll on one man’s life already.
Daily Wire reports:
Kyle Quinn, who supervises a laboratory dedicated to wound-healing research at the Engineering Research Center at the University of Arkansas, discovered on Saturday that leftists had misidentified him as one of the white supremacists at the rally 1,000 miles away from where he lived.
One man rallying with the white supremacists had been photographed wearing an “Arkansas Engineering” shirt; leftists found a photograph of Quinn that bore a facial resemblance to the rallygoer, and then they went to work.
Quinn was targeted with vulgar messages on Twitter and Instagram, according to The New York Times. The messages accused him of being a racist, said he should be fired, and worst, posted his home address. Some tweets read “don’t let your kids near him” and “dude doesn’t need to be teaching anywhere” along with his picture. Quinn issued tweets saying that he wasn’t the man in the picture, that he was never in Virginia that weekend, and that he championed diversity at the University of Arkansas.
For their safety, Quinn took his wife and stayed at a colleague’s home. He commented, “You have celebrities and hundreds of people doing no research online, not checking facts. I’ve dedicated my life to helping all people, trying to improve health care and train the next generation of scientists, and this is potentially throwing a wrench in that.”
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