So, yeah--he resists arrest, has a history of sexual violence, and is possibly high on something, too; has a toxicology report come back? Has anyone outside the DA's office and the county coroner seen the tox screen? What was the guy on when he resisted arrest?
As the linked graphic makes plain, if he were high on fentanyl, he'd be a little difficult to restrain. Remember that Rodney King was high on PCP, which shuts off your pain response. I was, in fact, thinking about that scene in Terminator where the cops and the psychiatrist are explaining to Sarah Connor how the things she saw could have happened with 1984 technology. When the Terminator punched through the windshield: "He could be high on PCP--he'd shatter every bone in his hand, and he won't feel it for hours."
If you're trying to restrain someone who's high on PCP, even a good solid hit with a truncheon is not going to do it; he'll shrug that right off and keep fighting as if you hadn't hit him. He won't even notice that you whacked him with a club.
Fentanyl is a few yards back from that extreme, but it's still a freaking animal tranquilizer.
What happened to him was wrong; I have no question about that. You do not need to kneel on someone's neck for almost nine minutes after you get the cuffs on him. But acknowledging that fact does not change the other facts of the case, that he did resist arrest and did have a history of committing extreme violence. He was neither choirboy nor saint.
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So, the audio has leaked, and it does not make Chicago's mayor look very good.
The whole reason black murders skyrocketed came from the fact that the police were too busy to keep a lid on the gangs.
"We know that people are here to antagonize and incite, and you've got them all pumped tonight, today. They're not going to go to bed at 8 o'clock. They're going to turn their focus on the neighborhoods. I've got gang-bangers with AK-47s walking around right now, just waiting to settle some scores. What are we going to do, and what do we tell residents, other than good faith people stand up? It's not going to be enough," Lopez added.Isn't it interesting how "black lives matter" is such a flexible ideal? The black lives that matter aren't the ones being ended every last day by black street gangs. The black lives that matter aren't the black babies being aborted. The black lives that matter aren't the ones who own the businesses which were sacked and burned by looters.
When Lopez finished talking on the conference call, Lightfoot declined to respond, and tried to move on to another alderman, but Lopez demanded an answer.
"It's not something you ignore. This is a question that I have," Lopez said.
That's when the call turned profane.
"I think you're 100% full of s***, is what I think," Lightfoot said.
No, the only black lives that matter are the bare handful that are ended by white police. And, of course, the rich ones that live in D.C. and New York and Los Angeles, the sportsball players and the actors and the singers. The rest of them?
The Democrat party--including its black members!--regard black citizens as entirely disposable, mere pawns to be used to further their quest for absolute power. They don't care how blacks live--or die--as long as they vote Democrat, and riot on cue. And only on cue! This is an election year! You'll notice they rioted in 1992, too, when a popular Republican President was standing for re-election and it had already been twelve years since a Democrat sat in the White House?
The Democrat party couldn't care less about the lives of black people. If they did--if they actually thought that black lives matter--they would not govern as they do.
Ace brings up a good point.
"Food Deserts"It's like I said: if I'm a regional manager of a big chain of stores, I cut my losses in those neighborhoods--I take the insurance check and find somewhere else to build new stores. What I do not do is expose my company to further catastrophic losses by building a new store upon the ruins of the old. And you know what? If you want to complain to me about how "racist" that is, I'll pull out a specially-prepared binder with all the losses and bills and insurance estimates that my company incurred because your neighbors were apparently never taught not to take things that don't belong to them.
I don't ever fucking want to hear about them ever fucking again.
You set fire to your fields; now you can eat your harvest of ashes.
If you don't like that, too damned bad. Maybe do a better job of keeping a lid on things next time.
The carnage is politically useful, which is why the Democrats allow it. And because they don't give a flying fuck about black lives.
The mayor was trying to enable even more violence and destruction.
The mayor tried to order police to let protesters into Mount Greenwood, fully knowing that police had already caught them stashing bricks and that they had made threats that they were going to tear the neighborhood up.And that lets us seque into the next thing, the "abolish police" horseshit.
No police? Good luck. Read this bit he blockquotes from the useless Chicago Sun-Times:
While Chicago was roiled by another day of protests and looting in the wake of George Floyd's murder, 18 people were killed Sunday, May 31, making it the single most violent day in Chicago in six decades, according to the University of Chicago Crime Lab. The lab's data doesn’t go back further than 1961."Murder", of course, because the CST is a socialist rag suitable only for lining the bottom of bird cages. But the point is made, no?
From 7 p.m. Friday, May 29, through 11 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 25 people were killed in the city, with another 85 wounded by gunfire, according to data maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times.
There is now an antifa-run no-go zone in Seattle. It will not turn into a place of peace and love; it will become a complete fucking shithole. Fast.
Police fled "peaceful" protestors because they feared for their safety.
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Police officers who are eligible for retirement are doing so, in large numbers--and who can blame them?
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That old man who was "abused" by police? He's antifa.
Martin Gugino is a 75-year-old professional agitator and Antifa provocateur who brags on his blog about the number of times he can get arrested and escape prosecution. Gugino's Twitter Account is also filled with anti-cop sentiment [SEE HERE]. Last Thursday Gugino traveled from his home in Amherst, New York, to Buffalo to agitate a protest crowd.Being knocked down was what he wanted.
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Only black people will get free health care in Kentucky. I'm sure this kind of "Jim Crow" law will stand up to Supreme Court scrutiny!
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Meanwhile, the riots have pushed all other news out of the way. Such as the story that Hillary Clinton will be required to testify about the emails that went missing from her private server. Such as the story that the Senate voted to subpoena thirty Obama administration officials over "Obamagate".
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So, big storms rolled through and our Internet is out. Saving this as a text file and will post later, of course.