By The Gateway Pundit
After being arrested on Saturday afternoon for painting over the state-sanctioned Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower in New York City, Bevelyn Beatty and her friends made late night visits to paint over the street lettering in Brooklyn and Harlem.
The intensely brave women did not back down when confronted by people who were hostile to their efforts.
Just hours after being released, the women were right back at it, first visiting the mural in Harlem with black war paint smeared across their cheeks.
The women moved the gates surrounding it, sat in the back of their open hatchback, and dumped black paint while the cars behind them were forced to drive through it and inadvertently help them paint.
“Bevelyn and Edmee are officially released from the NYPD. They are doing wonderful and thank each and every one of you for your overwhelmingly incredible support and prayers!” Beatty said in a statement posted to Facebook approximately two hours before they began painting in Harlem.
Next, the women stopped by the state-sanctioned vandalism in Brooklyn for another “drive by” painting.
“The police need our help. They can’t stand alone. Don’t just sit by idly and let your country go to the ground,” Beatty said before urging people to vote for President Donald Trump’s reelection and Christians.
“We are taking our country back NOW!” the group repeatedly asserted.
“Stand up Christians,” Beatty urged during the livestream.
Earlier in the day, the crew of Jesus-loving women made waves when they painted over the one outside Trump Tower in broad daylight. They received some criticism over the fact that one of the officers slipped and fell in the paint, but he is reportedly doing okay.
“While they were detained, Bevelyn and Edmee were treated like royalty!
This was the BEST experience they have ever had with any police department,” the statement on Beatty’s Facebook page continued.
“During their time with the NYPD, the Lord moved mightily. The police expressed their HIGH APPRECIATION for what Bevelyn and Edmee stood up for today. They expressed their concerns and fears for their city. They are in fear for the sake of NYC and voiced that they need MORE people like them to help and stand up for what is RIGHT! They even asked for PRAYER!!”
Beatty is the co-founder of At Well Ministries.
'They're Liars!' Screams a Black Woman as She Pours Paint Over BLM Mural
BY RICK MORAN | P J Media
New York Police Department officers attempt to detain a protester who defaced with black paint the Black Lives Matter mural outside of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue Saturday, July 18, 2020, in the Manhattan borough of New York. The “Black Lives Matter” street mural in front of Manhattan’s Trump Tower has been defaced with paint for the third time in a week. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)
This may be one of the most underreported aspects of the entire “conversation” about race in America that’s been happening these last few months.
It may come as a huge surprise to the liberal media, but black people can actually think for themselves. And many of them do not want what Black Lives Matter is selling.
They don’t want to “defund the police.” They think all black lives matter, not just those who die as symbols of police brutality. Most blacks who hold contrary views to those expressed by Black Lives Matter keep quiet, either because they’re fearful of speaking their minds or out of a sense of racial solidarity.
But the point is that black opinion about these matters is not monolithic and probably a lot more complex than the media is bothering to report.
A woman in New York City is under arrest for defacing Mayor Bill de Blasio’s precious Black Lives Matter mural that is conveniently located in front of Donald Trump’s hotel. What she was saying when she vandalized the mural is what’s important.
In the 3 p.m. episode, black paint was tossed on the yellow BLM mural as two officers tried to stop the woman, who wore a “Jesus Matters” T-shirt, from smearing the paint over the pavement.
“They’re liars!” the woman shouted as she kept pulling her arms away from the two cops. “They say they care about black lives, they’re saying to defund the police.”
As bystanders screamed profanities at the woman and she shouted “Refund the police!” in response, one of the officers slipped and fell in the wet paint, hurting his head and arm.
The woman continued undeterred, yelling and getting on her hands and knees to keep smearing the paint.
“They don’t care! They don’t care about black people!” she yelled. “We’re killing each other left and right! Black Lives Matters — liars!”
I would say she has a little more than a minor disagreement with the radicals in Black Lives Matter and with the guilt-ridden white liberals who grovel before them.
Is this an isolated incident? Check again. A black man and two companions defaced the same mural with blue paint earlier in the day.
Two women and a man were arrested and charged with criminal mischief after surveillance video showed them smearing the blue paint, police said. Germanotta, 39, D’Anna Morgan, 25, and Luis Martinez, 44 were released with a desk appearance ticket, according to police.
Their protest has to do with the way that de Blasio is refusing to back the NYPD.
Morgan and Germanotta said that their actions were in part motivated by anger at Mayor Bill de Blasio. Morgan, who is Black, said she has members of law enforcement in her family.
“Basically, I’m just sick and tired of the disrespect that our law enforcement is getting under de Blasio and Cuomo,” Morgan said, referring to the mayor and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “I am not anti-Black at all. I am African American. All lives matter, including Black lives,” she added.
Germanotta, who is friends with Morgan, said that others have painted graffiti around New York City and she doesn’t think they should have been arrested. “Why do I get arrested for speaking my mind and having a disobedient protest and they don’t?” she said.
Well, technically the city painted the mural and paid for it, so defacing it is vandalism. But as an act of civil disobedience, it’s far more peaceful and intelligent than the screaming, incoherent, frothing protesters pushing at police hoping to provoke a violent response.
Morgan and the “Jesus matters” lady will not have their story told on any national news broadcast. It’s too jarring and interrupts the flow of the narrative. It does not play well into liberal storytelling that all blacks are united in their efforts to defund and defang the police.
Except it’s not true. And it never was.