The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim producer Jason DeMarco recently claimed that the Atlanta police are practicing murder following the announcement of a training session.

Jason DeMarco via Mass Appeal YouTube

WSB-TV reported at the beginning of February that the Atlanta Police Department would “be conducting a reality-based training at Lenox Square.”

The outlet did not provide any details on what the training would entail noting, “It’s unclear exactly what the training will consist of, but it will include APD and Atlanta fire personnel and equipment, according to officials.”

Ian McKellen as Gandalf and Karl Urban as Eomer in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), New Line Cinema

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In response to this report DeMarco commented on Twitter, “‘Gotta practice murdering ppl'”

Jason DeMarco Twitter

YouTuber NBR reacted to DeMarco’s tweet saying, “He has a deep-rooted anger toward police and all of it is painting this serious picture.”

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DeMarco’s comment shouldn’t really come as a surprise given the co-creator of Toonami used the programming block to push Black Lives Matter propaganda.

In a short video, the Toonami mascot TOM states, “There’s been a lot of talk about race lately. ‘I don’t see color. Racism isn’t real anymore. All lives matter.’ These words are actually harmful and steer away from the bigger issue: racism still exists.”

The monologue continues, “Discrimination toward people of color still exists. It’s up to all of us to recognize that and take action.” 

TOM goes on to accuse everyone watching the video of racism, “If you’re thinking maybe, but not me, you’ve got some truth to uncover.” 

“If you’re thinking this isn’t why I watched Toonami, think again,” TOM says. “Think about how you can fight against injustice. Think about how you can be a part of an honest conversation about racism because black lives matter and will always matter.”

Toonami – Black Lives Matter Speech via Junior YouTube

DeMarco explained the video saying, “A little background: this piece came together because a group of Toonami staff came to me and asked, ‘are we going to address this clearly?’ I agreed with them that we should. This piece was produced, co-written, and edited by our Black staff members. The all did an amazing job.”

Jason DeMarco Twitter

He continued, ” Special shoutout to Gill Austin who wrote the backbone nd shepherded it home as well. I work with some very good people and I hope you felt our sincerity, even if it made you uncomfortable. Thanks for watching, as always.

Jason DeMarco Twitter

We at Toonamii know we can only do so much with our platform but we wanted to be clear what our little block stands for. Equality, compassion, love and strength are at the core of so much of our programming and at the core of the message we want Toonami to deliver,” he concluded.

Jason DeMarco Twitter

DeMarco previously announced his support for he movement back in May 2020 writing on Twitter, “I’m not surprised, but I’m furious and horrified at the police brutality we are all witnessing in Minneapolis. And focusing on looting just shows how little some actually care about the HUMAN BEINGS that have been pushed into this place, and the conditions that put them there.”

Jason DeMarco Twitter

He continued, “Black lives matter. I don’t have any larger point here other than to express solidarity with those resisting on the ground. I want anyone following me to be clear where I stand on these issues. Everyone deserves to live without worry the state will commit violence against them.”

Jason DeMarco Twitter

DeMarco concluded the thread, “Oh and hey if you wanna come clutch your pearls to me about f***in Target being looted or whatever, save it. I’m sure there are plenty of other places for you to tsk tsk over the looting. My feed isn’t one of them, though.”

Jason DeMarco Twitter

The Black Lives Matter movement made it very clear what their goals were as well. Black Lives Matter-LA tweeted back in 2020, “We don’t want to hug the police. We don’t want to kneel with the police. We don’t want to meet with the police. WE WANT TO DEFUND THE POLICE.”

Source: Black Lives Matter LA Twitter

They reiterated this a week later noting they wanted to “defund and dismantle” the police.

Black Lives Matter LA Twitter

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The organization also made it very clear on their website that their goal was to “dismantle cisgender privilege and uplift Black trans folks, especially Black trans women who continue to be disproportionately impacted by trans-antagonistic violence.”

It also wants to “disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.”

Photo Credit: Leonhard Lenz, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Black Lives Matter founder Patrisse Cullors also admitted to being a trained Marxist. 

She stated, “The first thing, I think, is that we actually do have an ideological frame. Myself and Alicia, in particular are trained organizers.”

“We are trained Marxists. We are super-versed on, sort of, ideological theories. And I think that what we really tried to do is build a movement that can be utilized by many, many black folk.”

DeMarco’s The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim is expected to hit theaters on April 12, 2024.

What do you make of DeMarco’s comments regarding a police training exercise?

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