Video: Check Out What Penn Senate Candidate John Fetterman Did To A Black Owned Business – George Floyd Would Not Approve

Senate candidate John Fetterman, D-Pa., has removed mentions of Black Lives Matter from his campaign website in the last month, a review of archived webpages showed.

The “issues” page on Fetterman’s website currently includes sections on inflation, criminal justice reform, legalizing cannabis, renewable energy, immigration and several other topics, but doesn’t include any section devoted to Black Lives Matter. Archived copies of the page, though, show that as recently as Aug. 22, the same page highlighted Fetterman’s commitment to Black Lives Matter.

“John served as mayor of a city that’s more than 80% Black, and has championed the idea that Black lives matter since long before it became a hashtag,” the previous version of the campaign website stated under a section titled “Black Lives Matter.”

The same line appears to have been on Fetterman’s website since February 2021, the month he announced he would run for Senate.

Fetterman’s website in February:

Fetterman’s website today:

In a video that resurfaced recently, we can see Fetterman as he vandalizes a black-owned business, which might be one of the reasons why he scrubbed the BLM section from his website.

Video below:


The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported back in 2010 that Braddock Mayor John Fetterman was caught on videotape altering a business’ marquee letter sign to post a different message. At a recent borough council meeting, attendees were shown a video of Fetterman changing Club 804’s sign from “Opening Soon Under New Management” to “Closed Not Opening Soon.”

The current owner of the club, Assim Chaudhry, said that the mayor’s behavior was unacceptable and that residents should be appalled by it.

“This is the mayor. This is who you guys have running this town,” said Mr. Chaudhry during the meeting, according to the news source.

Though he wasn’t in attendance, the mayor wrote in an email that the club had been a black mark on the community and that he didn’t regret trying to sabotage its re-opening.

“Rearranging the sign to read ‘Closed Not Opening Soon’ was my way of putting them on notice as to what my intentions are. 804 is a cancer to the community and the single biggest threat to public safety that currently exists,” Fetterman wrote in an email to the Post-Gazette.

Fetterman — who is Pennsylvania’s current lieutenant governor and the former mayor of Braddock, an eastern suburb of Pittsburgh — has been criticized for a 2013 incident in which he pulled a gun on a Black jogger. He reportedly followed the man, who he suspected of committing a crime, in a pickup truck with a shotgun and detained him until police arrived. The jogger was eventually found innocent and released.

“He was a white man with a gun chasing a Black man,” Fawn Walker-Montgomery, a former city council member of a jurisdiction near Braddock, told NBC News in April. “I used to be on the council in McKeesport, and if I chased after a person with a gun, I would still be in jail. He’s showing he’s not aware of his white privilege.”

Rev. Mark Kelly Tyler, a Democratic organizer in Philadelphia, added that anybody who thinks the incident won’t have an impact on Black voters’ decision is “living in fantasy land.” Michael Nutter, the last Black mayor of Philadelphia, told NBC News that Fetterman should “just ‘fess up” and apologize.

Fetterman has also been criticized for exposing his children to “despicable” animated content that glorifies human trafficking and child slavery. Earlier this month, the candidate appeared to give a Nazi salute at a pro-abortion rally.

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5 months ago

The only people who would object to what John Boy did to the business owner are people who believe that he should have gone to council and had him closed down legislatively or through an official civil complaint…… you know using the law to shut the joint down. But, that takes too long for the righteous Left, so vigilante justice is the means to their end.
AND JOHNNY WANTS TO BE A U.S. SENATOR…. you know, a “Lawmaker”!!! Isn’t that sweet ?!??

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