Protest News That Did Not Make It

For damn near a month protests over police brutality was been waging and giving us bloggers lots to write about.

But there are a few things that did not make the nightly news during the protests…..

First…..

Via CREW:

During recent protests against the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers Floyd, Trump’s deployment of the National Guard to guard his DC Hotel, but not nearby national monuments, raises concerns that Trump is once again grossly abusing his presidential power to benefit his personal business

Amidst the backdrop of Trump’s violent response to the protests, from his deployment of the Park Police, Secret Service, and ICE and CBP officers to their use of pepper balls and tear gas against protesters, the president also appears to be privileging his own business with the protection of the National Guard. The public deserves to know the extent that Trump’s personal interests are improperly affecting the use of taxpayer resources and dollars.

Deploying the National Guard to protect his hotel while not protecting national monuments that are also located nearby is a clear abuse of power. Trump is prioritizing himself over the needs of the nation. According to John Bolton, the President exhibited the same behavior while he was talking to China and asking them for help in the 2020 election.

Not to worry….Trump adviser says their is no systemic racism……

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow declared racism extinct on Monday, citing as evidence the fact that some white people voted for Barack Obama

During an interview on CNBC, Kudlow said that Obama’s two successful presidential campaigns are part of the reason why he doesn’t believe in “systemic racism.”

“President Obama, the first black president, was elected twice, and he got 79 million white votes,” he said. “Therefore, I find it hard to understand something called systemic racism.”

DC police are pouting that they have to abide by rules and laws….now most say they may quit……

Nearly three-fourths of Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department said in a poll that they are considering leaving the force amid a police reform bill recently passed by the D.C. Council.

The proposal would require law enforcement body camera footage to be released to the public more quickly following a police-related shooting and would restrict when officers can use lethal force. It also would prohibit the department from purchasing military-style equipment from the federal government.

Local lawmakers stopped an attempt by one council member at large who proposed to limit the size of the force and cap it at 3,500 from its current size of 3,863. However, several hundred on the force revealed to the D.C. Police Union, which represents 3,600 Washington officers, detectives, and sergeants, that they are looking to leave anyway.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/nearly-3-out-of-4-dc-police-officers-ready-to-leave-the-force-washington-police-union-poll

To those people that cannot think of a time when they will be held accountable for their actions and threaten to resign their position…I say let them go because they are probably the problem and not the solution.  Good riddance to trash.

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

6 thoughts on “Protest News That Did Not Make It

  1. Thank you very much for this interesting post! It was great to read it and listen to your thoughts! I have recently published an article on my blog about the dangerous impact of violent protest and why non-violence is the only way to move forward and achieve equality. If you have time, it would be great if you could check out my article and let me know your thoughts! Thank you and wishing you all the best during this period 🙂

  2. If they want to resign because they will be made accountable, then they probably should not have become cops in the first place.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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