Every institution the radical left touches turns to sh*t

These two article we think provide exceptional insights into the left’s thinking  and the social disease it produces.

At The Federalist:

Black Cop: Lies About ‘Institutional Racism’ Are Making America More Violent
Anti-police rage is also endangering Americans: ‘A lot of officers are leaving. We don’t have anybody applying to be officers here, so we are lowering standards to get numbers up.’ 

And from Schlichter at TownHall:
A Rigged System Can’t Last

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Killer of Ashli Babbit exonerated and Capitol cops allowed to kill anonymously

  • Hypocrisy reigns with the left

PHOTO OF CAPITOL POLICE OFFICER AS IDENTIFIED BY THE GATEWAY PUNDIT AS ASHLI BABBITT SHOOTER. LINK BELOW

ANONYMOUS Killer of Ashli Babbit exonerated! (see story below commentary)

Without his identity even disclosed, the “Justice” Dept. “investigated” and seemed to find “no problem that an unarmed, white, military veteran female was gunned down in the “Peoples’ House” (It’s ‘official name is, The Nation’s Capitol”.

The attorney for the Babbitt family said: “It is clear from video footage that Ashli did not pose a danger to the officer, or any other person, when she was shot. Ashli was unarmed. She did not assault anyone. She did not threaten to harm anyone. There was no excuse for taking her life,” he added.

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These are just some of the questions that certain basketball players, really stupid television “hostesses, Liberal Fox News shills, and radical anti-America congresspeople should be asked… and be required to answer about that Capitol Police Officer who shot and killed the unarmed Ashli Babbit?….

– LeBron, Is he “next”?

– Joy, Why didn’t he fire a ‘warning shot in the air?’

– Juan, Is it safe for white folks to visit the Nation’s Capitol?

– AOC, Ilhan, (and BLM), Shouldn’t the Capitol police dept. be DEFUNDED?

– Oh, and then there’s April Ryan another journalist too stupid for even the NBA:

“He could have saved her,” Ryan claimed during the discussion. “He could’ve shot her in the leg.”

Could it be that the Capitol Police Officer was Black and the victim was White? (A number of sources have identified the shooter of Ms. Babbitt as an “African-American”.)

Unlike in other cases of police shootings, which involved “Unarmed” Blacks, the name of the Babbitt killer has not been disclosed…and the “mainstream media” has not asked, or expressed the slightest interest.

Also, a question we have, did the Capitol Police Officer think he was firing a “Taser” at Ms. Babbitt, and mistakenly fired his Glock (or whatever deadly service weapon)?

We knew right away, in spite of the likelihood of racially charged outrage that it was officer Kim Potter who shot Daunte Wright in Minnesota. We know she apparently thought she was firing her taser at Mr. Wright and not her gun.

Now, we don’t think that the Capitol police officer killed Ms. Babbitt because of his “racism’…any more than we believe Minneapolis Police Officer Chauvin was responsible for the death of George Floyd because of “racism”. We also do not believe the 26 year veteran police officer, Kim Potter, in Brooklyn Center who shot and killed Daunte Wright, was acting out of racist motives.

In each of these cases, Chauvin, Potter, and the Capitol Police officer who killed Babbitt, we believe they were negligent, careless, panicked, or unfit temperamentally or emotionally for the awesome responsibility they hold (or held). Maybe it was a combination of some or all of these, different perhaps in each case. None of the situations required lethal force as each unfolded and in at least two of them, Chauvin and Potter, as far as we know, none was intended.

In the case of the Columbus shooting of 16 year old Ma’Khia Bryant, we believe all evidence indicates the officer, identified as Nicholas Reardon, did the right thing, the only thing he could do in the split second available to him wading into a lethal scenario only seconds before. In so doing he saved the life of a Black teen…and should be hailed for his action under incredibly difficult and stressful circumstances.  Links  here  and  here .

Ashli Babbitt Lawyer Unloads On Biden DOJ, Raises Question About Her Death

Ashli Babbitt Lawyer Unloads On Biden DOJ, Raises Question About Her Death https://teamtuckercarlson.com/news/ashli-babbitt-lawyer-unloads-on-biden-doj-raises-question-about-her-death/

“It is clear from video footage that Ashli did not pose a danger to the officer, or any other person, when she was shot. Ashli was unarmed. She did not assault anyone. She did not threaten to harm anyone. There was no excuse for taking her life,” he added.

“It is a universal law enforcement standard that a police officer should use no more force than necessary to accomplish a lawful purpose,” Roberts continued. “At 5′ 2″ tall and 110 pounds, an arrest of Ashli could have been accomplished by a single trained officer with a set of handcuffs. At the time of the shooting, there were over a half-dozen police officers in close proximity to the Speaker’s door where Ashli was standing.”

“Some of those officers had just allowed protesters access to the door by stepping aside,” he added. “Other officers, dressed in full tactical gear, stood among the protesters just a few feet behind the door. Still others stood casually at the opposite end of the Speaker’s Lobby, unconcerned with the activities of Ashli and the protesters around her.”

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As much as we think Pelosi and her praetorian guard would have liked to prevent media from publishing photos of the shooter of Ashli Babbitt from their ranks, ( given that at this writing Pelosi will not even release his name) — they didn’t object as far as we know to showing Ashli being killed — we suspect as a warning to others.  Nevertheless they could not prevent these photos published at The Gateway Pundit and TGP’s accompanying story.

BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Police Lieutenant Who Shot and Killed Ashli Babbitt – Lead Murder Suspect in Ashli Babbitt Case 

Any readers experienced in law enforcement who would offer additional annotations to the photos in the TGP article above would be appreciated.  We have some non-professional observations we may impart in another post.    R Mall

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Stupid and evil — the same effect

Victor Davis Hanson att he Daily Signal  (Heritage Foundation)

How Much Ruin Do We Have Left?

As Americans know from their own illustrious history, any nation’s well-being hinges on only a few factors. Its prosperity, freedom, and overall stability depend on its constitutional and political stability. A secure currency and financial order are also essential, as is a strong military.

Perhaps most important is a first-rate inductive educational system. Of course, nothing is possible without general social calm (often dependent on a reverence for the past) and secure borders.

The ability to produce or easily acquire food, fuel, and key natural resources ensures a nation’s independence and autonomy.

Unfortunately, in the last few months, all of those centuries-old reasons to be confident in American strength and resiliency have been put into doubt.

The challenge is not just enemies abroad such as China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran. The greater problem lies within us, as we erode the inherited and acquired strengths that made us singular, both materially and spiritually.

We are now witnessing a concentrated effort to alter the constitutional order and centuries of custom and tradition. The left believes that’s the only way it can retain its transient power, given the unpopularity of most of its current agenda.

A nation’s institutions are its bedrock. Yet, the Electoral College and the Constitution’s emphasis on individual states establishing voting laws are under assault.

Already gone is the 176-year-old tradition of a pivotal November Election Day. The 152-year-old nine-member Supreme Court, the 184-year-old Senate filibuster, and the 62-year-old idea of a 50-state union are all being targeted by the New Democratic Party.

Given that the last presidential election was hotly contested, that Democratic congressional majorities are minuscule, and that the Supreme Court is unsympathetic, the left seeks to change the rules to stay in power rather than adjust its unpopular policies.

We are running up vast multitrillion-dollar annual deficits as we race to a $30 trillion national debt. More worrisome, our elites justify the spending with sophistries about debt being irrelevant, or inflation and stagflation being relics of the past—even as prices are now soaring.

After costly strategic stagnation in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya, our military is now turning on its own. Some of the politicized top brass seem more worried about the politics of their own soldiers than the dangers of foreign militaries.

Our public schools and colleges are systematically downplaying meritocratic curricula and substituting ideological, racial, and cultural litmus tests. Admissions now often hinge as much on race, gender, and ethnicity as on quantifiable achievement. The First Amendment and Fifth Amendment, covering free speech and due process, have vanished from most college campuses.

The year 2020 saw the most destructive riots in American history. Yet very few of the looters, arsonists, and rioters were ever indicted. Most were never arrested.

Whether government arrests violent protesters or those assembling en masse and breaking quarantines is contingent on their ideology.

Private monopolies that control most of the written communications of Americans censor expression entirely on the basis of politics.

Modern Jacobins seek to erase our founding in 1776. Mobs tear down statues and deface monuments with impunity. There is no consistent rhyme or reason to why the names of schools, institutions, and streets are erased overnight—except the relative dangers of a nihilistic electronic mob.

Our officials at the Justice Department and the United Nations either will not or cannot defend the history and reputation of their own homeland.

Record natural gas and oil production has been giving the public affordable heating, cooling, and transportation. Self-sufficiency in energy made the United States exempt from worries over Middle Eastern wars and foreign oil embargos. The more we produced our own natural gas, the cleaner became our air and the smaller our collective carbon footprint.

Yet in just 100 days, energy prices have soared. The Joe Biden administration has canceled the Keystone XL pipeline and limited energy leasing on federal lands, threatening to all but end our gas and oil independence in just a few years.

In the drought-stricken West, key irrigation water is still being diverted from farms to the ocean. Billions of dollars in farm aid are doled out on the basis of race. And promised new regulations and estate taxes may well kill off what’s left of family farms.

Adam Smith said of successful nations that they have a lot of “ruin” in them. He meant that a dissolute, leisured, and ahistorical generation has to waste a lot of its generous inherited wealth before it runs out.

We are learning how much will soon be left of what our ancestors bequeathed. And the rest of the world is watching—some with glee, others with horror.

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Aunt Maxine is too valuable to kick out of Congress

And I mean that sincerely.  Congresswoman Maxine Waters  is one of the preeminent reflections of what it means to be a Democrat today, and why would Republicans want to lose that?  Why would we want a more subtle evil doer who votes the same (an inevitability given the district) but does not expose themself?

I am also shy about official charges or censure by Congress for what she said regarding the Derek Chauvin trial although I heartily support raising the matter of her and the rest of the left’s hypocrisies regarding their accusations against Trump and alleged “incitements”. Oh there is a huge difference in words and tone between the two but I think it best for Republicans not to go there officially.

A court declaring a mistrial based in part on her incitements is a different issue as well.  Derek Chauvin could not get a fair trial in Minneapolis given the likes of Mad Maxine agitating the troops and resultant veiled threats understood by judge and jury.

Maxine is just too delicious:

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Will Senators Grassley and Ernst apologize for parroting lies and spin about Jan 6th

  • Here we review rather pathetic, unfounded, hollow, statements from Iowa’s US Senators that are reflective of DC establishment pearl clutching if not animosity toward Trump and his voters. 
  •  Their troubling statements indicate they paid more attention to liberal lies and spin regarding certain deaths in DC on January 6 when the only wrongful death was perpetrated by police
  • They exhibited shock at some rough and tumble in DC, not unheard of in American history,  as if  their work community was sacred while allowing a sacrilege against one man one vote, the point of the protest
  • We ask, what are they going to do about justice for Ashli Babbitt and the calumny they helped dish out about Trump’s speech
  • We await their explanation of how unarmed Ashli Babbitt walked past armed guards undetained but was shot and killed by a member of Congress’ praetorian guard, hazarding others, and who made no attempt at making an arrest of diminutive Ashli instead of killing her
  • . . . and how and why did the two Senators continue the calumny weeks later impugning Trump (and Ashli)  when authentic information was available, challenging their dramatic statements about “murdered police” and “six people lie dead in the wake of this assault” not to mention the transcript of Trump’s speech that day calling for peaceful protest

Too many Republicans are comfortable hiding in the tall grass of the beltway

Here are Iowa Senator Joni Ernst’s and Charles Grassley’s words concerning deaths in DC that occurred on January 6th in which they implicated President Trump. They are part of their longer official statements. Note that the statements (bold our emphasis) were issued weeks later during which time supposedly associated deaths had been debunked or called into question, including that of  Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick  now conclusively shown not to be connected to events of January 6th.  Only one – Ashli Babbitt – had anything to do with events that day unless physical ailments resulting in coincidental death (or mental ailment in the case of one police officer’s coincidental suicide), deaths that might have been precipitated just as suddenly by staying home and raking leaves instead of protesting to Congress for redress of grievances.

As for Ashli Babbitt’s death — Senators Ernst and Grassley — it was arguably a murder, however by a Capitol policeman, a member of your praetorian guard.  What are you going to do about justice for Ashli and correcting the record about murdered police and the death toll. Perhaps revising and extending your remarks, as it were?

Ernst Statement on Upcoming Impeachment Trial  (excerpt)
Jan 25 2021

“As I’ve said, President Trump exhibited poor leadership and holds some responsibility for the anarchy that ensued at the heart of our democracy. The individuals who lawlessly stormed the Capitol, murdered police, and attempted to prevent Congress from doing its job, should be held accountable to the full extent of the law.

Statement for the Senate Record by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
United States Senate On the Senate’s Acquittal of former President Donald Trump (excerpt)
February 13, 2021

What happened here at the Capitol was completely inexcusable. It was not a demonstration of any of our protected, inalienable rights. It was a direct, violent attack on our seat of government. Those who plowed over police barricades, assaulted law enforcement, and desecrated our monument to representative democracy flouted the rule of law and disgraced our nation. Six people, including two U.S. Capitol Police Officers, now lie dead in the wake of this assault. The perpetrators must be brought to justice, and I am glad to see that many such cases are progressing around the country.

While the ultimate responsibility for this attack rests upon the shoulders of those who unlawfully entered the Capitol, everyone involved must take responsibility for their destructive actions that day, including the former president. As the leader of the nation, all presidents bear some responsibility for the actions that they inspire — good or bad. Undoubtedly, then-President Trump displayed poor leadership in his words and actions. I do not defend those actions and my vote should not be read as a defense of those actions.

This post focuses on the spewing of liberal spin and lies by the good Senators, regarding the supposed death count on January 6th.  They should have been more careful as to where they were getting their information, to say the least, and cognizant of history and current events. Instead their rhetoric took the easy way . . .  at best they hid in the tall grass of the beltway.  But there is no justice there.  Frankly I find similar weakness in their comments attempting to justify rubber-stamping the electoral college submissions from the 2020 election as if the founding fathers bothered to write ministerial or clerks roles into the document.  Law and order was not served the day they rubber stamped clear corruption of the US and state constitutions and statutes. Referring to the courts, they knew full well the courts would do nothing, all would be moot, and the Biden-Harris destruction of our American Republic and its culture would proceed. Being patsies is not standing in the breach.  I believe they would have saddened the founders in that key month of battle.

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Kunstler – Joe Biden’s Demonic Phase

  • Sample from James Howard Kunstler blog, one to put on your radar
  • Biden policies make no rational sense (other than destruction of America and new world order)
  • As reader of his blog offered: “beyond all reason and rationality and trying to understand events with those tools is pointless
  • Good article but contained within a not so plausible side — someone who thinks John Durham is putting real cases together

Joe Biden’s Demonic Phase

Joe Biden’s party must be thinking — if you call it thinking — that being psychotic isn’t enough… it’s time to go demonic! How else to explain the supernatural doings of the folks in charge of things in our nation’s capital. The casual observer might suppose that these things are spinning out of control, but you also have to wonder how much Joe Biden & Company are spinning them that way. Are they looking to start a war, for instance?

Three weeks ago, Ol’ White Joe called Vladimir Putin “a killer.” This week, Ol’ Joe called Vlad on the phone and suggested a friendly in-person meet-up in some “third country.” In the meantime, Ol’ Joe essayed to send a couple of US warships into the Black Sea to assert America’s interest in Ukraine, the failed state whose American-sponsored failure was engineered in 2014 by Barack Obama’s State Department. Turkey, which controls the narrow entrance to the Black Sea, was notified that two US destroyers would be steaming through its territory. Hours after the announcement, the US called off the ships. Then, hours after Ol’ Joe proffered that summit meeting, his State Department imposed new economic sanctions on Russia and tossed out a dozen or so Russian embassy staff. How’s that for a coherent foreign policy?

What’s going on in Ukraine, anyway? The US and NATO have prompted Ukraine to move troops and tanks toward the ethnically-Russian breakaway Donbass region. Russia countered by massing 100,000 troops on Ukraine’s border. Though supplied with Western armaments, Ukraine’s ragtag and incompetent army has no ability to control the Donbass, nor do either NATO and the US have any real will to interfere there with their own troops — the logistics are insane. One elegant solution: evacuate the three-plus million Russians stuck in Donbass into Russia — which needs labor — leaving the empty territory to foundering Ukraine — soon to be an ungovernable post-industrial frontier between East and West. For a rich rundown on these matters, read Dmitry Orlov’s mordant disquisition on the subject: Putin’s Ukrainian Judo.

The lesson there is that the US has absolutely nothing to gain from continuing to antagonize Russia, and that the mentally weak Joe Biden is merely projecting the picture of a weakened and confused USA by keeping it up. Of course, a closer read might be that these hijinks are meant to distract from the more serious and consequential breakdown in relations between the US and China, currently engineered by the blundering team of Sec’y of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, who went to Alaska recently to tell the Chinese delegation that they were morally unworthy of conducting trade negotiations, thereby torpedoing the trade negotiations that they went to Alaska to conduct. Smooth move fellas.

Unlike Russia, with its eleven time zones, which actually does not want or need any more territory, China is surely making hegemonic moves all over the place, not just around Hong Kong and Taiwan but in Africa and South America, while it strives to build the world’s largest navy, exports gain-of-function viruses, replaces the US in space exploration, and excels at weaponizing computer science. China’s weaknesses are a lack of sufficient domestic oil supply and food, which its current moves aim to correct. It was on its way to turning the US into a raw materials and food-crop colony when Mr. Trump came along and tried to put a stop to that. And now Ol’ Joe has cancelled that remedial action — after being on the receiving end of Chinese financial largesse in four years out-of-office. Nothing to see there, folks, says Merrick Garland’s Department of Justice, while in possession of Hunter Biden’s laptop, with its trove of incriminating memoranda.

On the domestic front, Joe Biden’s government only seeks to turn American life inside-out and upside-down, with the move to make the politics-neutral District of Columbia into a state, strictly to furnish two more senators for the DNC, and to pack the Supreme Court strictly to advantage the same DNC. Those Bills are being rushed through the House committees but something tells me they will die in the Senate. One also must wonder what exactly the rush is all about. I’ll tell you: something is up in the shadows. Something is lurking out there that is going to bring down Ol’ Joe Biden as an illegitimate chief executive. Could be some new non-ignorable evidence of his China grifting activities, or new non-ignorable evidence about the dubious ballot-tally in last November’s election. Could be something else.

Contrary to just about everybody I communicate with, I remain convinced that former US Attorney for Connecticut, now Special Prosecutor John Durham is still putting real cases together, and I suspect that his cases exceed the narrow spotlight of the origin of the Steele dossier, and I expect that indictments will be announced soon in a way that will shock the nation. Just sayin’… though nobody else is….

Meanwhile, the Wokester branch of Joe Biden’s party makes hay with the ambiguous killings of two more criminal suspects-of-color: first, Daunte Wright of Minneapolis, busy ignoring the open warrant out for him in failing to answer a previous warrant for his role in the 2019 aggravated burglary (that is, with a firearm) of a woman. He was out on $100,000 bail, but it was revoked in July 2020 when he got caught in possession of another gun. In the commotion of his resisting arrest, he got shot, tragically for officer Kim Potter, who somehow mistook her handgun for a taser. She is now teed up on a manslaughter case, while the Wright family is teed up for an $XX-million personal injury lawsuit settlement courtesy of ambulance-chaser Ben Crump. The city of Minneapolis is teed up for a municipal auto-da-fé of lootin-burnin-and-riotin in the name of “justice” — and the Derek Chauvin trial has not even concluded.

Secondarily, out comes the chest-cam video of Chicago police officer Eric Stillman shooting thirteen-year-old junior gang-banger Adam Toledo, in possession of a handgun, in a 3 a.m. chase down a West Side alleyway. So, Officer Stillman is teed up for some sort of career-ending action and Chicago is teed up for another round of lootin-burnin-and-riotin — sure to spread to other cities all over the country as the Woke vengeance campaign moves into its Satanic phase.

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Our leftward drift and Big Tech omnipresence

This first item, sent by HP is an 8 minute thought provoking informative description of the process of our culture’s leftward trajectory. The effect is subtle, cumulative, but the causes ring loud and clear and constant. The solution in part is substitution, tradition, other countervailing factors and “turn that shit off”

In just 8 minutes subject matter includes:

  • Overton Window (range of policies acceptable to the mainstream population in a given time).
  • Downward aspiration  why “the race to imitate the gutter”
  • Winthrop Niles Kellogg – why human child imitates chimp more than the chimp the child
  • Mammals hardwired to react to others
  • Mirror neurons –  hallmark of humanity – associated with empathy and imitation
  • Sociopathic  behavior
  • V’PAC watchwords: cultural standards are worth protecting
  • This is a Rumble embed

Then there is this, another shortish video (we apologize for it being a YouTube embed and have contacted the publisher Prepping 101 about the irony of them offering it on YouTube

Theoretically “Alexis” et al  (and other devices) could be monitoring and uploading every conversation in your house and megabytes of other data.

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Comparative justice: Officer involved shooting Jan. 6 in D.C. and April 11 in Minnesota

DC –The Ashli Babbit killing:

  • Officer at best exhibits horrible lack of judgement, hazarding even fellow officers
  • So unnecessary, arguably willfull intent
  • Obviously a sexist hate crime
  • Also an aggravated race hate crime
  • No other officers with the same mission felt compelled to shoot anyone
  • Brave male officer in question didn’t shoot any larger male protestors, physically more threatening
  • Example of systemic male oppression against women (what self-respecting feminist theorist wouldn’t argue such isn’t present in the police)
  • Ashli Babbitt singled out by black man to send a political message . . . white females better tow the line.*

How does this compute:*

A male black high ranking (lieutenant) police officer (sex and race are relevant to this comparison) shoots and kills Ashli Babbitt, — an unarmed white female civilian with no existing warrant,  the only officer  actionable observance — not theft, not arson, nor destruction — possibly trespassing but even that arguably not chargeable given the totality of circumstances, — who was all of five-foot-two, who the officer in question observed climbing through a broken glass door (variously described) — which there is no allegation she broke, and by the way, her being unimpeded by other officers in very close proximity, . . . further . . .

This black, high ranking male officer certainly under no direct physical threat from Ashli Babbitt, unarmed and of such small stature as she was, nor reasonably was anyone he was charged to protect under direct threat of bodily harm from her, we repeat, unarmed and of such small stature, (additional explanation of the relevance to follow) . . .  further . . .

This supposed professional with the experience of high rank and many DC protests, made no attempt at warning or subduing rather than killing the 5′ 2′ 110 lbs Ashli Babbitt,   no attempt at non-lethal force . . .  baton, restraint hold, or perhaps even “stop or I’ll shoot”  . . . who used as an excuse that she was carrying a backpack which perhaps most DC visitors or protestors have who somehow are not shot under suspicion of carrying a bomb or other weapon even if engaged in policable activity — which would indeed give new meaning to the term “stop and frisk” . . . who did not resist arrest  . . . further . . .

How is it that the usual suspects avoid critiquing the officer, ignore or incredibly justify that the killing officer’s name has not been released, who want rioters treated gingerly if they are of a certain race or political demeanor, even when engaged in arson, breaking and entering of public buildings, other destruction and actual assaults against police officers including in DC but on an ongoing basis in Portland and Seattle and other cites as well, . . . how is it they have not called for nationwide protests of the obvious sexist hate crime . .  . not mere overzealous use of force but unjustified and reckless use of lethal force . . .

Beyond them, how is it that justice is not blind but blindered and the suddenly short arms of the law can’t find evidence and precedence or statute to charge said officer for the good of the community don’t you know, not to mention justice for Ashli.

Here is an analysis from Technofog regarding the specifics of the statute some how solely relevant and determinate in the recent decision not to charge the anonymous officer who killed  unarmed diminutive protestor Ashli Babbitt:

The DOJ is Lying about the Ashley Babbitt case 
The force was excessive so the DOJ punts on “willfulness”

Today, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia issued a press release explaining their decision to not prosecute the officer who shot and killed unarmed protester (and veteran) Ashli Babbitt on January 6, 2021.

It states that DOJ officials, along with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division, “conducted a thorough investigation of Ms. Babbitt’s shooting.” This included reviewing video footage, getting statements from officers and other witnesses, collecting physical evidence, and the results of Ms. Babbitt’s autopsy.

They explain:

“As members of the mob continued to strike the glass doors, Ms. Babbitt attempted to climb through one of the doors where glass was broken out. An officer inside the Speaker’s Lobby fired one round from his service pistol, striking Ms. Babbitt in the left shoulder, causing her to fall back from the doorway and onto the floor.”

You’ll notice there’s no mention of a verbal warning to Ms. Babbitt or other efforts to subdue her without the use of deadly force.

Continuing on, the DOJ maintains that the “focus of the criminal investigation was to determine whether federal prosecutors could prove that the officer violated any federal laws, concentrating on the possible application of 18 U.S.C. § 242, a federal criminal civil rights statute.”

The DOJ concluded:

“The investigation revealed no evidence to establish beyond a reasonable doubt that the officer willfully committed a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 242. Specifically, the investigation revealed no evidence to establish that, at the time the officer fired a single shot at Ms. Babbitt, the officer did not reasonably believe that it was necessary to do so in self-defense or in defense of the Members of Congress and others evacuating the House Chamber.”

This conclusion should be no surprise. Not because of the law or the facts, but because of the people in charge of the Department of Justice. The U.S. Capitol Police, like the Park Police, have always had a special relationship with the DOJ – one that includes preferential treatment. This case is no different.

For starters, the three basic elements to a prosecution under 18 U.S.C. § 242 are that the defendant (1) acting under color of law; (2) willfully; (3) deprived the victim of a federally protected right.

Excessive force is easy to establish. The Supreme Court has held that the government must introduce evidence that the action of the officer in shooting to kill Babbitt was “excessive in relation” to a legitimate government objective. Kingsley v. Hendrickson, 135 S. Ct. 2466, 2473-2474 (2015). This is an objective standard – the force must be objectively unreasonable when viewed from the standpoint of a reasonable officer at the scene. Here, Babbitt was unarmed, was climbing through a window and not attacking anyone. In response, she is shot and killed. Easily excessive.

This brings us to “willfulness.”

We have serious doubts about the DOJ position that there was “no evidence” to establish beyond a reasonable doubt that the officer willfully violated Section 242. As an initial matter, the DOJ press release neglects to mention whether the officer used excessive force, instead going right to an analysis on willfulness. We believe this reveals their intent to soften the blow of the press release.

As to willfulness, 18 U.S.C. applies “when the defendant understands that he is unjustifiably invading a legally protected interest, or acts in reckless disregard of the law.” However, the defendant need not have been “thinking in constitutional terms,” as long as his “aim was not to enforce local law but to deprive a citizen of a right and that right was protected by the Constitution.” Screws v. United States, 325 U.S. 91, 106 (1945).

Here, the DOJ exaggerates – and at worst, lies – about its “willfulness burden.” We doubt the DOJ couldn’t prove willfulness in this case.

In fact, the DOJ has brought Section 242 prosecutions with less egregious facts.

As the DOJ has argued in other cases, the officer’s prior training on the use of force could be viewed “as evidence that his conduct was willful.” Are we to think that this officer didn’t have training on when force became excessive?

In another case, the DOJ argued to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that to establish “willfulness,” the jury was required to find that the defendant “intended to use more force than was reasonable under the circumstances – i.e., force that violated [the victim’s] well-established due rights as a pretrial detainee.”

What makes the Babbitt case different? The victim and the location.

This case should have gone to the jury. If this killing took place in Minnesota or Chicago the results would have been different.

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Accident in trying circumstance becomes felony 

Compare the above to the treatment of a Brooklyn Center (suburb of Minneapolis) Minnesota police officer who circumstances indicate UNINTENTIONALLY killed a resisting felon.

Former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter arrested, charged with second degree manslaughter 

The reaction from “the community”

DEVELOPING: BLM Mob Forms Outside Brooklyn Center Police Department Chanting, “Whose Streets, Our Streets!” (VIDEO)

And the supposedly relevant law (as Minnesota officer is charged)

2020 Minnesota Statutes 
609.205 MANSLAUGHTER IN THE SECOND DEGREE. (as officer is charged)
A person who causes the death of another by any of the following means is guilty of manslaughter in the second degree and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than ten years or to payment of a fine of not more than $20,000, or both:
(1) by the person’s culpable negligence whereby the person creates an unreasonable risk, and consciously takes chances of causing death or great bodily harm to another; or
(2) by shooting another with a firearm or other dangerous weapon as a result of negligently believing the other to be a deer or other animal; or
(3) by setting a spring gun, pit fall, deadfall, snare, or other like dangerous weapon or device; or
(4) by negligently or intentionally permitting any animal, known by the person to have vicious propensities or to have caused great or substantial bodily harm in the past, to run uncontrolled off the owner’s premises, or negligently failing to keep it properly confined; or
(5) by committing or attempting to commit a violation of section 609.378 (neglect or endangerment of a child), and murder in the first, second, or third degree is not committed thereby.
If proven by a preponderance of the evidence, it shall be an affirmative defense to criminal liability under clause (4) that the victim provoked the animal to cause the victim’s death.
History:
1963 c 753 art 1 s 609.205; 1984 c 628 art 3 s 11; 1985 c 294 s 6; 1986 c 444; 1989 c 290 art 6 s 5; 1995 c 244 s 14


* our choice of terms is only in part a play on the rhetoric that we would see from the left had a white officer shot a small female of color ,pro BLM protestor engaged in rioting in DC.

Related reading:   https://www.wsj.com/articles/no-criminal-charges-for-officer-who-shot-capitol-rioter-ashli-babbitt-11618423059

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Liberal fascists demonize with the worst of them

Hitler, Hirohito, Ho chi Minh. These were the leaders of America’s foes in 20th-century wars.

But our soldiers weren’t fighting those leaders, they were fighting soldiers. It’s not easy to kill a fellow human. It is easy to kill a caricature. Therefore comes the slur.

We no longer looked at Germans, as individual people. They became Huns, Krauts, Jerry or Fritz. The Japanese became known by shortened versions of Japan or Nipon. Their skin color, and eye shape were disparaged. The same was done in Vietnam. “Charlie”, “Dink” or the “G-word.” I have to believe our enemies used equally derogatory terms when they spoke of us.

Once the dehumanization is complete, the hate comes easy. Once the hate is generated, the killing becomes easier. But it always starts with the slur.

The same is true in the world of politics. Hate is a powerful tool. Hitler used it effectively in his rise to power. Blaming all Germany’s problems on the Jews and communists, he turned minorities into boogie-men. The yellow star marked those considered sub-human. First the slur, then the demonization, finally the killing. It’s a pattern.

Reading about it’s easy, watching it happen is distressing.

I’ve seen it in American politics. When President Obama was elected, many disagreed with his policies. A subset of that group wanted to hate him. I saw the derisive nicknames, “No-Bama,” “O-Bummer” are a couple that are printable. Hate followed the slurs.

But there was no slur created for Obama’s supporters.

Then comes Donald Trump. The slurs came down like rain. Those who would ordinarily eschew making reference to a person’s skin color, or physical characteristics, had no problem characterizing candidate Trump as an overweight, orange-skinned buffoon with bad hair. When he became President, the gloves came off. “Decomposing jack-o-lantern,” “Angry Creamsicle,” “His Bloatedness,” “Orange Julius” and a thousand more. The pattern repeats itself. The slurs, justifying the hate.

But it didn’t stop there. The “Resistance” had generated so much hate, that one person wasn’t big enough to receive it all. So new slurs were created “Trumpers, “Trumpkins,” “Deplorables,” “Clingers” and “Chumps.”

The red hat becomes the progressive’s yellow star. Slur. Hate. Repeat.

So here we are, one hundred days into the new guy’s presidency. As I’m reading columnists, letters to the editor, and comments on websites it’s clear that Trump is taking this eviction moratorium seriously, and is living rent-free in the heads of half of America. Hating is an addiction that’s hard to kick.

As I watch this happening in real time, what do I find the most ironic?

These fine Trump haters, even as they spew the most vile, hateful rhetoric, believe in their twisted minds, that they’re tolerant, loving, kind people who only have the best interests of America in their hearts.

The Germans who facilitated the holocaust told themselves the same thing.

I’m wondering when the killing’s going to start?

Eugene Mattecheck Jr. Moline

Related reading:

How Hate Speech Breeds Hate _ Hate Speech Simulation Theory

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Republicans need to put corporations in their place

This collection of articles we selected from today’s Townhall produced a combination of emotions ranging from the sad realization of the truth, anger, fear for our country but inspiration as well as to what Republicans can focus on in part to protect our republic, our culture.  Read these articles, it took but half an hour or less this morning. They are sobering and help provide part of an overall agenda for Republicans.  Corporate corruptions must be called to task and its influence on society.

Democrats’ Quest for Complete Control

Corporations Join the Election Law Debate and America Opposes them by Voting With Their Wallets

Chauvin: The Case Against the Mob

Jen Psaki Seems to Think White Evangelicals Are a Bunch of Uncultured Rednecks

Fascism Hasn’t Changed. Neither Has Its Pitchman.

Our Corporate Masters?

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Put an End to MLB’s Antitrust Exemption

The Coming Backlash

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