Things like this don't just happen spontaneously and simultaneously around the country. From Ohio to North Carolina, it was no coincidence that black teens were given a shove in that direction. To not even give it a second thought is disingenuous and discrediting to sound logic and reason. Don't dismiss it without putting forth actual thought. Cognitive dissonance is in abundance lately.
Black Lives Matter has not promoted violent behavior of any kind. The group generally organizes protests and rallies after shootings and cases of police brutality. Why would the group organize mall fights among teenagers the day after Christmas? That has absolutely nothing to do with the group's message and goals.
The recent mall fight that led to a confrontation with the police should not be blamed on the 'Black Lives Matter' movement. Instead the fights should be blamed on the real culprit and that is the breakdown of social order. As Mom always said, idle hands are the devil's work. If society would give young people hope and something productive to do, these types of events would occur much less frequently.
The mall fights are a completely seperate matter. Black lives matter is a peaceful movement that wants people to acknowledge that black lives matter just as much as white lives. Not more than, just black lives matter, too. It's a simple message, and a statement that should not be controversial in 2016.
No, the recent fights in malls throughout American are not connected to the Black Lives Matter movement. The objective of the Black Lives Matter movement is not to start fights in shopping malls. It is to bring attention to the long-standing legacy of police brutality toward black people and to end this tradition.