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12:30 pm et – Hogan Gidley, Deputy Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy Press Secretary
1:05 pm et- Liz Harrington
2:05 pm et – Representative Dave Williams
2:30 pm et – Fred Weinberg
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If you think I’m going to write a reasoned and wise column about the human scum crapping on our cities, you must truly be smoking crack.
And I’m NOT talking about protesters. I’m talking about criminals. You go out and say what you think, maybe stand in the street blocking traffic, you are a protester. You go out and start fires and loot, you are CRIMINAL.
An apparently bad cop in Minneapolis (full disclosure, we own a radio station there) who—at least from the video—appears to have stepped way over his legitimate role in law enforcement and killed a man named George Floyd last week. The cop is white, Floyd is black.
That translates in Minnesota nice (as the natives are wont to call themselves) to looting and burning down an Autozone, a Target store and many small businesses. The destruction doesn’t recognize the race of the business owner since some of what was burned and looted happened to be black owned. And, oh yeah, a police precinct house.
And that rioting spread to New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta among others.
The mostly common thread is that the cities in which this bullcrap was allowed to happen are run by liberal Democrats who were ordering their cops to stand down.
Let’s be clear. The people who did the destruction are not “protesters”. They are animals and should be appropriately caged. The fact that in Minneapolis there was a sign on the Autozone which said “free shit for everyone zone” should tell any responsible person everything he or she needs to know.
As the President tweeted, “When the looting starts, the shooting starts”. (Twitter flagged that tweet because it appears that Twitter thinks anarchy is good for business.)
My gut feeling is that the next time criminals of any race engages in a riotous act, they should be treated like the terrorists they are and lethal force should be used to stop them. They might be martyred but that won’t last long.
Here’s the problem:
The media—including Fox News and the Wall Street Journal—keeps calling criminals “protesters”.
And in most cases the media is wrong.
The minute you step over the line from civil disobedience to looting, arson and other acts which carry felony charges, you are no longer a “protester”. You are a criminal and you should be treated as one.
And, that means you could get shot among other things.
As to the politics, take a look at which cities seem to have these problems. They are largely controlled by Democrats who have sucked up to employee unions for years. That is why Minneapolis has an incredibly strong police union which has inordinate influence.
Frankly, watching the Mayor of Minneapolis, the Minnesota Attorney General and Governor is more than a little bit like watching a Christian Scientist with appendicitis.
These are the people allegedly in charge. The cop who has been charged with murder works for them. Yet to hear them talk, you would think that those cops worked for the President.
If what has happened is the result of the “systemic racism” these folks like to talk about, then who implemented that “systemic racism” or at least allowed it to continue? Minnesota AG Keith Ellison uses his tongue prettier than a Washington DC whore on that subject.
“…at some moment, sadly, George Floyd will be laid to rest. At some moment the criminal and civil rights process will be concluded. But will we have made any real substantive changes or will we just be setting ourselves up for it to happen all over again?” said Ellison. He was referring to a task force HE was a member of! It’s not like the liberal leadership was shocked.
Here’s an idea for the Democrat “leaders” of those jurisdictions. Stop flapping your pie holes and DO SOMETHING constructive!
It’s easy to be the representatives of the poor and oppressed. Your problem is that your acquiescence to the public employees unions—particularly the police unions—caused many of these problems. Fix that and you will have made some much needed progress.
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Apparently, this flyer was found outside the CO Capitol during the “peaceful” protests.
Obviously, this is unacceptable to say the least.
— Rep. Dave Williams (@RepDaveWilliams) June 6, 2020
This is Georgia State Trooper O’Neal Saddler.
He was asked to kneel today, and this was his response.
God Bless him! 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/DZOGg6qnFn
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) June 7, 2020
CAMEROTA: “What if in the middle of the night my home is broken into. Who do I call?”
BENDER: “Yes, I hear that loud and clear from a lot of my neighbors. And I know — and myself, too, and I know that that comes from a place of privilege.” pic.twitter.com/WhubQ9yJIf
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) June 8, 2020
Look at our God pic.twitter.com/fH8KqCNQNE
— 🅲🅹 † (@CJ_Martin_) June 1, 2020
This put a tear in my eye.
We WILL overcome this.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) May 31, 2020