- Aug 26, 2010
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This is the first step in repairing the SCOTUS.
...I'd ask what you're referring to with "race wars", but I get the feeling that you're referring to the BLM movement given that next sentence, and not really trying to engage with the topic.Race wars seems to be more important now lately and they exporting it. Even so if a Blackman says We people need to love each other you get permabanned by Mark Zuckenburg and Jake Dorsey....
I've never understood this idea that divisive political issues are made to "divide and conquer" people. Even assuming they're somehow able to fabricate whatever issues they want, ignoring the global and historical context of those issues and how hard it'd be to just artificially insert them into people's lives (it's not like I'm gay because the DNC needed to use marriage equality to win elections), how exactly is a more polarized political climate going to help anyone gain more power? They're already in power, and stoking these fires just leads to them being seen in a negative light, which can even lead to attempts on their lives. (That guy mailing pipe bombs, the Jan 6 attack, etc.) Why do any of that when you could just... quietly collect money and do whatever you want?and never forget divide and conquer.
A 2-3,000 troop presence is a very low price to pay
The families of those troops might consider this to be a much higher price to pay. And that's the crux of this issue, because whether the pullout from Afghanistan is a strategically poor move or not is irrelevant to the actual reasons behind it. Simply put, the US is leaving because after 20 years the American public is utterly tired of this war and any further sacrifices. That's all to it. It was the reason for leaving Vietnam, and now it's the reason for leaving Afghanistan. The blame for why this happened can be put squarely on the past three US Presidents, all of whom utterly failed in nation building. The US therefore is cutting its loses and leaving.
...Okay, I have no words for this... This is seriously screwed up. What the hell is happening with Florida?Florida just made it legal to run over protesters with your car. This law would have protected the right-wing terrorist who killed one person in a car ramming attack if Virginia passed such a bill before the Unite the Right rally in 2017.
They're all a bunch of fucking morons, though I laugh at them saying go cry some more you blue lives matter bitches. I saw Tucker Carlson have an absolute meltdown and kicked a New York corrections officer off his show because he couldn't handle the guy speaking the truth. Chauvin is and was confirmed guilty on all charges and you are blind if you think otherwise.Lots of conservative media pundits are *very* unhappy about the verdict.
They've had a rough couple of weeks. IDK what pissed them off more, Chauvin's conviction, or the Capitol Officer who shot one of the rioters not being charged.They're all a bunch of fucking morons, though I laugh at them saying go cry some more you blue lives matter bitches. I saw Tucker Carlson have an absolute meltdown and kicked a New York corrections officer off his show because he couldn't handle the guy speaking the truth. Chauvin is and was confirmed guilty on all charges and you are blind if you think otherwise.
I think it really says something when Tucker Carlson only seems to care about an officer killing someone when its someone who is white. Granted I don't think she should have been killed and should have been arrested properly, but it really says something when he's only raising a stink about this now that Chauvin has been convicted guilty, while still firmly believing Chauvin was in the right.They've had a rough couple of weeks. IDK what pissed them off more, Chauvin's conviction, or the Capitol Officer who shot one of the rioters not being charged.
They've had a rough couple of weeks. IDK what pissed them off more, Chauvin's conviction, or the Capitol Officer who shot one of the rioters not being charged.
“Moments like this can be tough, but it helps to take a step back and remember that this is the exception that proves the rule,” said Margolin, confirming that despite the conviction he still believed in the justice system’s fundamental purpose of exonerating police officers. “In these trying times, I remember everything I have to be grateful for—qualified immunity, powerful police associations, massive budgets, and all the officers I know who have done similar stuff to Chauvin and gotten away scot-free, and it starts to make me calm down. It’s important not to let a little hiccup like this make you lose sight of the big picture.” At press time, a cheerful Margolin had fully regained his faith in the system after taking out a baton and breaking a demonstrator’s arm.
It's not whack-a-mole. We need guilty verdicts if we want to push for progress on this front. Already, Chauvin's sentencing gave the DoJ the opening to reach deeper at the very rot you mention. Had Chauvin walked free instead, this investigation into the police would be unable to ever start.This whole thing is just playing whack-a-mole and nothing is going to get better until the whole system of policing as it exists is torn down. The rot's at the heart of the system and it needs to be removed.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is opening a sweeping investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis after a former officer was convicted in the killing of George Floyd there, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Wednesday.
The decision comes a day after former officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death last May, setting off a wave of relief across the country.
“Yesterday’s verdict in the state criminal trial does not address potentially systemic policing issues in Minneapolis,” Garland said.
The new investigation is known as a “pattern or practice” — examining whether there is a pattern or practice of unconstitutional or unlawful policing — and will be a more sweeping probe of the entire police department and may result in major changes to policing there.
It will examine the use of force by police officers, including force used during protests, and whether the department engages in discriminatory practices. It will also look into the department’s handling of misconduct allegations and its treatment of people with behavioral health issues and will assess the department’s current systems of accountability, Garland said.
The verdict was barely being read when cops in Columbus, Ohio shot and killed a fifteen year old Black girl who had called them for help. This comes days after police in Columbus took a 1 am helicopter joyride spelling out "CPD" over a Black neighborhood. This whole thing is just playing whack-a-mole and nothing is going to get better until the whole system of policing as it exists is torn down. The rot's at the heart of the system and it needs to be removed.