— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) August 26, 2020
Blaming the Victims
A 17 y/o white supremacist, Kyle Rittenhouse, drove from Illinois to Wisconsin w/ an AR-15 to TERRORIZE BLM PROTESTORS
He shot several people ended up killing 2. Then is able to casually walk around police as if he didn’t just murder!
WHAT THE FUCK?!pic.twitter.com/eSdQm5eJ4Z
— StanceGrounded (@_SJPeace_) August 26, 2020
The police don’t care, it’s only black people
Just after the shooting, another member of that militia (who was seen in pre-shooting pictures with the killer) described how the police told him they planned to push the protesters out of the park and towards the militia.
Which is exactly what they did. pic.twitter.com/jFsZQK8Dl1
— Lee J. Carter (@carterforva) August 26, 2020
Police were collaborating with right wing militias
There is a life cycle for bad cops. They go to the academy at a large city, and eventually wash out, either at academy or after becoming an officer, because of incompetence, stupidity, and bigotry.
They go to a smaller municipality and get a job there, because someone else has already paid for their training, and they are cheap, and wash out to smaller, and smaller towns, because the smaller (and more resource limited) a police department is, the more it has to take on a police officer who got the boot from the big show.
At the end of the line, it appears is Kenosha, where following a domestic violence call, a police officer (or officers) shot Jacob Blake 7 times in the back, paralyzing him.
It was caught on video, and there have been protests.
The police have responded with violence and provocation.
Last night, a 17-year-old white supremacist,Kyle Rittenhouse, and his AR-15, were driven to Kenosha from Illinois by his mom, he opened fire on the protesters.
The police blamed the victims, describing premeditated murder as, “The use of firearms to resolve whatever conflict.”
The officers literally ignored him as he walked past the cops, gun in hand, and was later arrested by Illinois law enforcement and charged with 1st degree murder.
The police were caught on video planning with with white supremacist militias, including the shooter.
It appears that the white supremacists are a part of Kenosha’s police auxiliary, and play a major role in the department’s legendary corruption:
“Corruption, lies, multiple evidence plantings, and deceit existed throughout the entire Kenosha criminal justice system,” concluded one report, commissioned by the Wisconsin state Supreme Court in 2017 after officers allegedly lied and planted evidence in a murder case.
Of course, this may not matter to the “Silent Majority” that Donald Trump is so enthusiastic about, but this is already hitting them, because the Milwaukee Bucks are boycotting Game 5 of their playoff series vs. The Orlando Magic in protest. (They should be calling it a strike)
The boycott has since expanded to include NBA playoff games between Houston & Oklahoma City, and the Los Angeles & Portland, as well as games in Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, and the WNBA.
All those folks who freaked out over Colin Kaepernick, including the orange inverted traffic cone, can bite my shiny metal ass over this one.
In refusing to respond in a serious manner to a very real problem, they have made more extreme actions, and more extreme protests, inevitable.