Dammit, it keeps happening.

Police in Kenosha, WI, shot Jacob Blake, an unarmed black man, repeatedly in the back, at point blank range, on camera, in front of his children, as he attempted to enter his car after HE broke up a fight. Blake is reportedly fighting for his life.

You can find video of it if you look for it, but it is pretty grim, and will be very difficult to deny that the police needlessly gunned down an obviously unarmed man for no apparent reason.

Because this blog is generally about politics (and dick jokes, and cat memes), we would be remiss if we did not note that the RNC kick-off last night included a voice-over by Jon Voight calling America “a country where lives matter regardless of race, creed or color.”

They might want to address this tonight, but I doubt that they care. It’s another Republican bold-faced lie.

The Kenosha police department has placed the two officers involved on leave. Gov. Tony Evers (D-WI) and Lt. Gov Mandela Barnes (D-WI) have called the state legislature back into emergency session to address police transparency and accountability.

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10 Responses to BLM

  1. donnah says:

    Covid won’t go away until we address how it spreads. And racism won’t go away until we address how it spreads. And police murdering black men and women and children won’t stop until we can hold the police responsible and accountable for killing them.

    We owe it to our society to stop plastering over the hate. We need leadership, like Biden, to step up and listen to what minorities are saying, then lay out plans to reconfigure our police departments to serve the needs of a diverse society.

    Trump and his thug party of racism will not fix this because they don’t admit the problem. We have to get them out of power.

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    • Trump and his thug party of racism will not fix this because they don’t admit the problem.

      That’s because they represent the people who have viewed it since 1619 as a feature not a bug. The past isn’t past, it ain’t even over…

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  2. MDavis says:

    I saw “BLM” and thought it was going to be about California wildfires and LDN wanting them to take the heat for federal lands (Bureau of Land Management) burning.
    So many fires raging in this country right now, both literal and figurative.


  3. Stony Pillow says:

    Every police officer involved in a shooting should be required to take a drig test that includes a check for anabolic steroids.

    I saw the video, and “‘roid rage” was my first thought.

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  4. laura says:

    My first thought was a too large percentage of our fellow citizens are always ready and hoping for the opportunity to kill our black brothers with no consequence. And so it goes.


    • laura says:

      Some will escalate by going into careers that provide opportunities to do so – and get paid for it.
      That shit must stop- along with qualified immunity in the courts.

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  5. Karla says:

    I believe they’re on administrative leave, and therefore the good citizens are still paying their salaries.


    • MDavis says:

      Supposedly desk duty – but that’s the first thing that should stop.
      As long as shooting or killing a citizen results in a paid vacation (or paid light duty, as in this case) there is an actual incentive to shoot or kill.


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