Black Lives Matter’s local organizers in Savannah, Georgia were caught in a massive lie after the group made a Facebook post about a book allegedly written by Chatham County’s Sheriff John Wilcher titled “101 Ways To Kill Blacks in the Chatham County Jail.”
According to a now deleted Facebook post by Black Lives Matter Savannah, the book is 143 pages long, and even include’s the sheriff’s “top 10 methods that are time-tested for getting the job done.” The post said the book would be available on Amazon.
It also features a convincing cover featuring the sheriff, a black man, a handmade noose, and a man in a Ku Klux Klan uniform.
Thankfully, local television station WTOC caught them in their lie, and when their investigative reporters asked Black Lives Matter to comment on their story, the group members claimed it was a “parody” meant to bring educate those on racist white police officers killing black people. Basically, it was fake news and propaganda.
“Tuesday afternoon, [WTOC journalist] spoke on the phone to Jomo Johnson who identified himself as Black Lives Matter’s administrator.
He told me quote, “Obviously, it’s a parody. We want people to understand, we want to bring awareness to the issue.”
Question is, what issue? Inmates – black and white – have committed suicide inside the detention center? Perhaps it’s attention to the groups planned six weeks of protests coming soon to Savannah?
When someone expressed disbelief to the post, Black Lives Matter responded with this: ‘Why do you doubt? Do you know how many black men have died in that jail?'”
Wilcher is perplexed as to why someone would defame him in such a way.
“Totally ludicrous. The people who posted that, whether it was Black Lives Matter or whoever posted this, it’s totally ludicrous. The pictures on there are pictures of Ajibede and I was not here. I wasn’t the sheriff. I was retired. And I have no knowledge about it or anything else. You know, it just hurts my feelings for somebody to do that,”
That doesn’t help a bit in the world, and the only thing I can say to the people who did that is my prayers are with you. I hope that you can live with yourself after writing something like that about somebody,
Well, I found out about [the fake book] Friday. Somebody had called me and asked me about the new book I was writing and that it was going to be out on Amazon. I’d just like to have part of the money that I’m doing it for because I haven’t written a book about anything.”
Even after being called on the hoax, Black Lives Matter continued to double down, one member on Facebook telling WTOC that “Sheriff Wilcher has killed more black men than syphilis.”