Snopes showed its true colours when it rated Representative Maxine Waters comments during the 1992 LA Uprising very differently than those made by former president Trump prior to the storming of the Capitol.
Earlier this weeks, prior to the Derek Chauvin verdict, California Representative Maxine Waters took to the streets of Brooklyn Center and stated that “We’ve got to stay on the street. And we’ve got to get more active. We’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.”
Snopes rated ‘true’ the fact that Waters had urged people to “get more confrontational”, but added that while “responding to partisan criticism over the remarks, Waters described herself as nonviolent and said she was referring to confronting problems in policing and the justice system by ‘speaking up’ and pushing for legislation.”
Waters’ statements lead many to dig into the vault and bring up comments she made during the L.A. Uprising of 1992. The uprising occurred as a result of four police officers being acquitted after beating up Rodney King. The verdict ignited protests, many of which turned violent. The L.A. neighbourhood of Koreatown was hit particularly hard.