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Response to tblue37 (Reply #62)

Mon Oct 3, 2016, 07:39 AM

63. When Alton Sterling and Philando Castile got murdered, I had to write

their names down, because it was getting hard to keep track mentally of all the increasing number of names of all the victims.

For a couple of days, I mistakenly thought that there was another little kid with the initials "T.R.", that Cleveland cops had killed. It was actually Tyre King, killed in Columbus. I had to write down Keith L Scott and Terence Crutcher, because the murder incidents are piling up some more and I thought I'd wind up getting Walt Scott from North Charleston South Carolina confused with Keith Scott from North Carolina. It's not callousness, but feeling overwhelmed with futile outrage.

I've gone to quite a few protests and events in my area over the years, for Jonny Gammage, Stoney Bey, Jordan Miles (didn't get shot, still alive), Duane Dixon, Jerry Jackson. Deron Grimmett didn't get a protest, because he had a criminal record and was actively fleeing police, but his shooting was a cold blooded murder execution and endangered the public. I went to school with some of the Bey and Grimmett/Nye family, and Gammage lived in my neighborhood.

The crew of about 12 people I work with closely has 10 good guys, 2 rightwing rural gunnies. But one day last year I was having lunch with another crew, a couple of my trade and some other trades' members. They were kicking around the old "law and order" thing and "the guy was stupid, got what he deserved". I wasn't paying attention initially, so I asked "Is that the one where they shot the little kid, the one where they broke the guy's spine and killed him, the one where they killed the guy for loose cig sales, or the one that caused the riots, or the one down in FL? There's too many to keep track of." Nobody answered the question, but it wasn't really a question. It was just a long winded "please shut up". There were 2 bad race archetype oriented guys there, 3 uncommitted going along, but just declaring my ignorance that way, forcibly, broke that little law and order minute up. No one got mad, no one tried to argue. Someone turned the topic to sports.

These increased killings aren't happening in spite of us electing a Black President, they're because of it. If that wasn't the case, after the first big high-profile bad publicity screw up murder, every squad room across the country would have had sergeants telling everyone in no uncertain terms to not cause any huge p.r. problems for the department, to follow procedures exactly and properly, to be on their toes and mind their p's and q's. The killers are crooked and mobbed up, from L. E. outfits that are getting bribed by the real bad guys. Or they're from those klan and supremacist infiltrated L.E. outfits.

So the repugs are running a guy with EXTENSIVE mob ties and nazi ties, who campaigns on how our cities are lawless burning hellish war zones. And then, mirabile dictu, a steadily-increasing-in-tempo drumbeat of shootings and outraged community responses occur, and orange hitler is "right". Exactly the same as with "terror attacks".

This is not too hard to figure out.

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