Posts Tagged ‘Black Lives Matter’

February 2nd, 2023 - 12:17 am § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Racism, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Black lives don’t matter in Florida

That’s the message Gov. Ron DeSantis, who wants to be president, sent when he banned African-American studies from Florida schools. One of his explicit objections to the course was inclusion of “Black Lives Matter” materials. According to him, “Black Lives Matter” has n[...]

August 2nd, 2022 - 12:24 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Only 60 days in jail for threatening to kill kids wearing BLM tee-shirts

Steven L. Cibotti, 57, of San Francisco was intoxicated when he did it, but that doesn’t excuse him. In June 2020, during the height of the George Floyd protests, he was at a restaurant when he spotted a family with young kids wearing BLM tee-shirts. Without any prompting or provocation, Cibot[...]

April 17th, 2022 - 2:46 pm § in News Media, Politics

Another shooting, another GOP rant without solutions

Forgive me for yawning; I can’t help it. This is getting tiresome. As you know, a 62-year-old drifter wounded 10 people on a New York City subway last week. Police quickly arrested him, and we know he has a dozen prior misdemeanor arrests. He’s almost certainly mentally ill, but was able[...]

April 16th, 2022 - 11:44 pm § in Politics, Racism

Chief hired to reform America’s worst police department fired; did the police union get her?

Aurora, Colorado, arguably has America’s worst police department. Its cops are infamous. Their own chief calls them “despicable.” So begins a posting I wrote last year (read it here). Then, Aurora PD was back in the news because of yet another police brutality incident. Now, because the ci[...]

April 10th, 2022 - 2:59 pm § in News Media, Politics, Racism

Huffington Post op-ed dishonestly attacks Black Lives Matter

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. (photo, left; profile here) is an opinion writer for Huffington Post. He didn’t originate the argument below; I’ve seen conservatives use it to attack Black Lives Matter. (I’m not familiar with Crockett’s work, and don’t know what his political o[...]

January 26th, 2022 - 9:29 pm § in Politics, Racism

Support your local police

Who says we don’t? Well, apparently Jennie Nguyen thinks we don’t, if we also support racial equality and justice. Bravo, a cable network owned by NBC Universal that specializes in reality TV shows aimed at women, fired Nguyen from “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” The Hil[...]

August 18th, 2021 - 10:12 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Racist “Karen” ordered to pay BLM protesters

A former ice cream shop owner, who has relocated to another state, has been ordered to pay $500 each to 9 “peaceful” Black Lives Matters protesters he’s accused of harassing under a recently-passed New York “anti-Karen” law (read story here). The man’s actions wer[...]

July 22nd, 2021 - 1:25 pm § in Politics

Pelosi is 110% right about the Jan. 6 inquiry

She won’t let Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Jim Banks (R-IN) participate, and she shouldn’t. GOP House leader Kevin McCarthy (R-TX) doesn’t like it. Most other Republicans don’t like it, either. You don’t expect them to. “This is deadly serious,” Pelosi said. “This [...]

June 24th, 2021 - 12:27 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

How much prison time will Derek Chauvin get?

George Floyd’s killer appears in court for sentencing tomorrow, Friday, June 24, 2021, and “at least” 12 years in prison, The Hill reports (see story here). Under Minnesota sentencing guidelines, the maximum possible sentence is 40 years, “but because Chauvin has no previous [...]

June 17th, 2021 - 10:12 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

St. Louis gun wavers plead guilty

Update: Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis attorney couple who brandished guns at Black Lives Matter protesters peacefully walking past their home, pleaded guilty to misdemeanors and will pay fines, CNN reported on Thursday, June 17, 2021. They also will surrender the guns they used to threa[...]