What’s Going On?

YouTuber David Doel was saying all the cops had to do to win mass public support was to come out and do nothing. They couldn’t even do nothing. They threatened charities, faked being poisoned, all while slashing tires, shooting eyes, gassing people, clubbing them, breaking old men’s heads, and playing the victims.

India and China are in a shooting war this week. Why? I’ve no idea.

Canada lost its bid for a UN Security Council seat. Why? Again, not sure. A friend tells me that Trudeau’s racist blackface incidents from decades ago played a factor.

The NDP leader was kicked out of Parliament for the day for calling a racist Bloc MP a racist, after he stopped unanimous consent to examine systemic racism in the RCMP.

Defund The Police is catching on

Police slashing tires?!

The protests and rallies rage on.

Power Out

First power outage in weeks, and it’s lasted at least 10 minutes as of writing this. There was heavy rain this morning, but it let up quickly.

Getting word that the power outage is due to damage from a fire and won’t be fixed until after 5pm.

Yesterday, friends noted how dry it has been the last few years; I’ve been rained on less than a handful of times while commuting to or from work. That isn’t a concern this year, as I’m working from home.

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The protests rage on in the USA, as the 1% cower behind their angry and violent police mobs. Police have been shooting people in the face, in an apparent homage to the Dicktatorial Cheney. A homeless man in a wheelchair was bleeding from his forehead after police assaulted him. A more famous incident in Buffalo had an older man go to hospital with a serious head injury as officers shoved him backward. The 2 who touched him were suspended and the 57 other piggies went wee wee wee half the way home, resigning from the special goon squad, while remaining paid officers. Their leader announced that the cops were just following orders to leave the injured man unconscious on the pavement/sidewalk.

Just following orders!

A photojournalist lost an eye to cops shooting it out.

Also in Minneapolis, journalists were beaten and pepper sprayed as they fled the violent cop mob.

The American police are out of control, but in Canada there was another murder of an Indigenous woman by an officer just days ago.

The PM was kneeling in solidarity, but it seems like more of an empty gesture when he fails to use his real power. It’s no different from when he marched in Greta’s climate rally while pushing ahead with a doomsday pipeline project.

His 20 seconds of silence response to Trump’s gassing of protesters to get his upside down bible photo op, was not well recieved for a similar reason. One time for show, but now he needs to help people hurt by the Republicans.

The end game for this may be no change, but it’s looking like the start of another Occupy Wall Street level movement. Maybe another American revolution.

American Riots Continue

The United States has been led by a war criminal, and by a now open fascist since I’ve been 20.

Dr. Cornell West is right, America is a failed social experiment.

Americans Riot For Equality

ICE T sums it up for people who don’t understand the looting:

Canada lacks a moral high ground in this struggle, and is getting worse. Check out the Winnipeg Police defending their purchase of a “tank” a few days ago if you want.

Here’s Utah police randomly shoving an old man to the ground for being on a sidewalk they wanted to clear faster than he could move.

In the past days CNN has been arrested, and MSNBC has been fired upon in Minneapolis.

All this not only stems from the unprovoked police killing of George Floyd, but from hundreds of years of racial violence in America that has never ended.

Infuriating Police Escalation

Officers should have to watch this, and learn how easily they can serve a racist system of intimidation and ineptitude.

“It’s not just about me, and it’s not just about racial profiling,” Atkinson said Sunday. “This should not be happening anywhere, and it’s happening every day in our community.”

Sorry the link to the video above is from Occupy Democrats, but here’s the full video, minus the audio when the cop at fault cut the recording:

The Court Of Public Opinion

Was there ever a question that Chicago PD was not good?

Smollett, the actor, has had charges dropped. This is following when he was attacked by 2 men. Later the Twitterverse claimed that he’d paid the men to attack him for being gay, to raise his profile as an actor. The Chicago police eventually released the 2 men without charges, and instead charged Smollett with filing a false report with them. Now they’ve released Smollett, dropping the charges. What in the hell happened actually?

Here’s another case where police screwed up due to bias, and 2 people died as a result:

 

Amarillo Police Shoot the “Good Guy With A Gun”

This is pretty much how you could imagine things would go wrong if you were caught disarming a crazed gunman before or as police arrive on the scene.

Garces and Blackburn are working with the city to ensure the medical bills are paid, but Garces hopes for one other item: More education for officers on deadly use of force.

“Train them better, man,” said Garces. “That guy didn’t know what he was doing.”

He asked to have the bullet taken out of his chest as a souvenir, a reminder of how quickly life can change.

“I got the gun,” he said. “I thought it was over. but they the cops shot me. The good guys shot me.”

In the wake of the Parkland school shooting, and the survivors tackling the NRA corruption problem in the USA, we’re also being fed the utter hooey that school teachers should have guns to keep children safe. The thought of my parents, or other teachers as carting a gun around school, is indescribable. English doesn’t have a single word to describe the feeling that you’ve left your dimension for an alternate evil mirror universe, but it’s possibly what rising fascism is supposed to feel like to people who question it.

Disturbing Police Malpractice Uncovered

Everything about this case is disturbing, most definitely the shooting death of Dunphy.

Ironically, Dunphy had invited the officer into his house. (The officer, Joe Smyth, showed up unannounced at his doorstep to assess whether he was a threat based on a tweet he had sent the premier.) Fifteen minutes later, Dunphy was dead in his easy chair.

Officer Smyth claimed that he had acted in self-defence and that Dunphy had pointed a rifle at him. After an astonishing 18-month investigation led by an officer who had on occasion worked with Smyth — an officer Smyth contacted during the investigation looking for information — the RCMP recommended no charges. Then came the public inquiry.

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