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Sheriff blames Beyoncé for drive-by shooting outside his home

Photo credit: Beyonce (@beyonce) via Instagram

Photo credit: Beyonce (@beyonce) via Instagram

Ever since Beyoncé unveiled her controversial song “Formation” during Super Bowl 50, there has been outrage among ultra-conservatives. The routine highlighted the horrors afflicting Black Americans and paid homage to the Black Panther Party. This non-violent display of Black protest has now led Rutherford County, Tennessee Sheriff Robert Arnold to blame Beyoncé for a string of national police shootings and a recent drive by at his home. Arnold claims that shots were fired outside of his Osborne Lane home Monday night that terrorized his neighbors and family. He claims that when he first heard the shots, he wondered if Beyoncé’s video was responsible.

Sheriff Robert Arnold (Photo Credit: Rutherford Sheriff’s office)

Sheriff Robert Arnold (Photo Credit: Rutherford Sheriff’s office)

Arnold released an email statement that readsm “My comments reflect the violence and senseless killing of seven deputies in the U.S. since the show aired. My comments are an observation of the violence that has occurred but in no way is meant to offend anyone.”  He also stated a news conference “That’s what bothers me the most, how this affects my family. For this to happen at my house, this bothers me tremendously.”

Police recovered six 22 caliber shell casings in a row, which indicates the shots were fired from a moving vehicle. Neighbors in the area have reported hearing multiple gunshots that night during the time of the incident. The email that was sent by Arnold also included a direct link to the conservative National Sheriffs Association webpage that stated, “The senseless killing of four law enforcement officers just this week — on the heels of the anti-police “entertainment” at the Sunday Super Bowl halftime show — reminds us that the men and women in law enforcement take a solemn oath that includes putting their lives on the line every day to protect our citizens.”


  1. guest on February 18, 2016 at 9:47 am

    She should sue this idiot for defamation.

  2. Jae on February 18, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Gwaan Idiot Bwoi!! Tek way yaself with dis BS!

  3. Jason on February 18, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Maybe his being a white supremacist was the reason shots were fired OUTSIDE his home. What is interesting is that there aren’t any details as to if any of those bullets actually hit his home. This is fishy, and I will go out on a limb saying this is trickery. IDK – just saying.

  4. Exoctic 1 on February 18, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    He speaks of the 4 officers shot within a week of Superbowl airing. What about all the people who were killed by officers prior to the superbowl…. I’m sure he provoked the shooting so I blame Sheriff Robert Arnold for this BS. Now let’s see who wins the blame game……..#No1

  5. staccee on February 18, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Typical racist idiot.

  6. Dot on February 18, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    If people are out here shooting up cops and homes because of a Super bowl performance, we have a much bigger problem in society than I thought. This guy is full of bs.

  7. mrwoods13 on February 18, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    The police will use anything to prop up their godlike status in the community. He probably shot those rounds himseld. They can criticize all they want, the tour will go on and if they don’t want to work security, it’s their pockets that will be hit not hers. These racists will continue to blame everbody else for their reckless assault on unarmed civilians where they have literally slaughtered people (+20 shots fired), all the while crying foul if someone says anything about it
    Blame Beyonce (over 1/2 billion $$’s why she don’t care), Blame Obama, Blame Global warming, Blame minorities, Blame Mexicans, Blame every damn thing you can think of, the Blame Yourself.

  8. Sweet_Heart_Deal on February 22, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Maybe it was his GIRLFRIEND’S husband.

    • maggie m on February 23, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      …or his boyfriend’s wife…