Sunday, May 31, 2020

Trump already endorsed police violence against suspects in custody

Two things to remember about the state of the country which is no doubt pleasing a satisfied Trump Sunday morning:

* Media coverage of widespread looting is just what he needs to knock 103,000 Covid-10 pandemic deaths out of the news and let him avoid accountability for a calamity which widespread protest gatherings are going to exacerbate.

* And speaking of protests nationwide triggered by the killing of George Floyd while handcuffed by Minneapolis officers, Trump endorsed the abuse of citizens in police custody three years ago after Baltimore officers gave a handcuffed Freddie Gray an intentionally-brutal and fatal ride in a transport van. 

These are the words of a President who today cannot address the country because he further inflamed the situation with rage tweets and has repeatedly forfeited the moral underpinnings and integrity of the office. 

As he said publicly in 2017 to an audience of police officers:
Addressing law enforcement in New York on Friday, President Donald Trump gave police officers nationwide a green light to engage in violence against suspects...
“When you see these towns, and you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon—you just see ‘em thrown in, rough. I said, ‘Please don’t be too nice,’” Trump said. “Like when you guys put somebody in the car, and you’re protecting their head—the way you put the hand over—like, don’t hit their head, and they’ve just killed somebody, don’t hit their head? I said, ‘You can take the hand away, okay.’”

In a familiar pose, Trump is seen digging himself into a hole from which there is no easy escape.


Katrina said...

Nature abhors a vacuum. Let's hope someone with a moral compass steps up and gets us through this.

Anonymous said...

Make no distinction between the violent looters and those who harbor them. Walmart far west side targeted last night while law enforcement distracted big time elsewhere. Replay the video of the violent people causing the damages and robbery. Unbelievable only three arrests made so far. Reportably Apple store boarded up and Junction Target targeted. Premeditated thivery. The thieves could care less about what happened in Minneapolis. Game show fill up shopping cart in so many seconds.

Anonymous said...

Forbes reports that trumpy the huge Gambian rat scurried to the underground bunker in the White House Friday night because of protesters outside the house gate. Indicative of trumpy digging a bigger hole for himself. Today trumpy is meeting with Willy Barr, his personal attorney general to discuss more
ways for the tretcherous bastard to put his knee on the neck of America.

Anonymous said...

This country can't breathe. Now a group agitators are blocking traffic in Madison. When 120,000 peaceful protesters converged on the state Capitol over Scott Walker's Act 10, nothing was damaged. Now though, someone from the zombie Apocalypse broke a window of the capitol building. What a lawmaker was there for when there's no session is probably because of per diem. Ask the big hogs at the trough Bossy Vos and Biggly Fitz