“Police have charged a 25-year-old man with first-degree murder after they say he shot and killed a 5-year-old boy last week in Wilson, North Carolina.
Austin Hinnant told CNN affiliate WRAL he was inside the home when his son, Cannon, was playing outside and was shot.
Hinnant says he ran outside and scooped up the injured child and held him in his arms.
‘I screamed “somebody help me, please help me save my son,”’ he said.
Hinnant told the affiliate he looked up and saw his neighbor, Darius Sessoms, in the yard next door with a gun in hand, pacing and frantic.
‘I was looking at him as I was picking up Cannon, and I was so full of rage, but I could not leave my son's side,’ he said. ‘I just wanted to be with my son.’
Hinnant's fiancé called 911, he said, and Sessoms drove away.
In a news release, the Wilson Police Department said officers were dispatched to the 5100 block of Archers Road on August 9 in reference to a shooting and found a 5-year-old suffering a gunshot wound, who later died at a nearby hospital.
Police identified Sessoms as a suspect and arrested him after he was found Monday in a Goldsboro residence about 30 minutes south of Wilson. It is unclear if Sessoms has an attorney.”
This is literally all CNN had to say about Cannon Hinnant. Roughly one week after the gruesome and heartless execution of the 5-year-old child, after multiple conservative outlets had already covered it and after multiple conservative accounts started the trend of “#SayHisName” in reference to the little boy, one mainstream news outlet (that’s not Fox News) has finally come around to begrudgingly talk about Cannon Hinnant.
Well, sort of.
Allow me to explain. What you just read above came from CNN INTERNATIONAL. Not even the main branch of CNN quite talked about it, just the international branch.
So that’s one ghastly and disgusting aspect of this scenario. The other is the fact that that entire excerpt amounts to only 222 words. That’s local news level coverage. That’s not even close to what I usually write or what other news outlets usually write about anything.
There is an article on CNBC about a mall owner acquiring denim retailer Lucky out of bankruptcy for $140.1 million. That article has a higher word count than CNN International’s article about Cannon Hinnant. Who the hell cares about a mall owner acquiring a denim company, other than the people involved in the deal and possibly the investors in those companies? Well, seemingly, more people on the fake news media care more about that random story than about the EXECUTION of a 5-year-old. This should be sickening, regardless of the races involved in the story.
Just for reference, CNN has 1,709 stories that mention George Floyd by name. For every word in that Cannon Hinnant article, there are EIGHT STORIES about George Floyd.
CNN also has 1,204 stories that mention Trayvon Martin. For every word in the Cannon article, there are five and a half stories that talk about Trayvon Martin.
CNN has 148 stories about attempted cop-killer Rayshard Brooks. For every word in the Cannon article, there are 0.66 articles about Brooks.
CNN has 73 stories about whiny, attention-seeking NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace, who faked a hate crime by pretending a garage door pull was a racist noose. CNN talked far more at length about this hoax than Cannon Hinnant.
So not only did it take CNN nearly a week to cover a horrific story that you and I both know perfectly well they would’ve covered as soon as they got a whiff of it had the races been reversed (a white man executing a 5-year-old black child), and not only did it take their INTERNATIONAL branch to begrudgingly talk about it, but they could not even spare 300 words, minimum, to talk about it.
Notice also that at no point in the story do they mention the races of the people involved. In the actual article, they have a picture of Sessoms, so those who read it will see that the suspect is black, but they don’t, at all, mention that Cannon is white.
This, again, you and I both know, would NEVER be the case if the races were reversed. This story, especially the races involved, would be ALL we would talk about for the next month, and likely even to election day.
If we had heard a story of a 25-year-old crazy bastard of a white man EXECUTING an innocent 5-year-old black boy in front of his two older sisters, supposedly for riding his bike over the white man’s lawn, people would have lost their MINDS. While there are still riots going on since George Floyd’s death, this story would have led to even more riots, and maybe even worse ones than what we saw.
The fake news media made the Trayvon Martin a national story. Like I said in the first article covering the Cannon Hinnant story, Trayvon’s name is ingrained in the minds of this nation. We remember his name roughly 8 years after his death. Despite the fact that Trayvon was the aggressor in that situation, his story gets remembered and told and retold whenever issues of race are brought up JUST because he was a black kid killed by someone who was only HALF white. The media does not extend the same courtesy to a 5-year-old white child who is gruesomely and unjustifiably executed by an evil s.o.b. of a neighbor who happens to be black.
It's not even like Cannon having been black would have made much of a difference to the fake news media.
Remember Secoriea Turner? The 8-year-old child who was killed by BLM terrorists who occupied the burned-down Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was justifiably killed by police? CNN only has 10 stories about her.
The first one covering the story has to do with Atlanta’s mayor talking about the incident. Had she not brought it up, CNN wouldn’t have covered the story.
The next three stories they wrote about it had more to do with overall crime, more specifically, what they called “gun crime” and “gun violence”, blaming guns in America as opposed to DOMESTIC TERRORISTS CAUSING CRIME ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO SKYROCKET BECAUSE OF LIMP-STICK DEMOCRAT GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS NOT DOING A THING TO PROTECT THE CITIES AND STATES THEY RUN!
The last article that CNN ran that mentioned Turner’s name was in July 16th (as of this article going live). Meanwhile, they are still trudging out stories that mention George Floyd.
The reason for CNN not covering the death of an 8-year-old black girl is because of just who was responsible: the very people that CNN roots for and covers for. A black BLM terrorist killed that girl. CNN lies for, covers for and gaslights for BLM terrorists. CNN does not cover black-on-black crime.
This is why I say that, even if Cannon had been black, CNN wouldn’t have talked about it because his killer was black. How many other black men kill black kids that hardly, if at all, get covered by the mainstream media? That number is infinitesimally smaller than the stories they write about ONE instance of a black man dying seemingly at the hands of a white person or a white cop.
Again, they have mentioned Floyd’s name in nearly 2,000 DIFFERENT ARTICLES. They have mentioned Trayvon’s name in 1,200 different articles. They mentioned Brooks in roughly 150 articles so far.
8-year-old Secoriea Turner, meanwhile, only gets 10 articles, at least 30% of which are meant to attack guns and blame guns, as opposed to radical Leftist terrorists. And 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant gets ONE article that one could read multiple times while riding in an elevator.
Meanwhile, other fake news outlets have not even talked about Hinnant at all, so I suppose I should give CNN SOME credit for finally kinda sorta talking about Cannon Hinnant in passing. That was their “there, we talked about the kid, now leave us alone” article. Their “there, we covered what you were pestering us about” article.
They don’t care about journalistic integrity or truth. Like I said, a white person being the victim of a black person runs contrary to the Leftist narrative of white people being oppressive and dominant over black people. At this point, I’m rather surprised they don’t cover these stories through the lens of black people “fighting back” against their “white oppressors” but I think we are still a bit away from that level of moral bankruptcy, even from the Leftist fake news.
To rephrase my ending note in the first article covering Cannon’s story: the fake news media’s treatment of this story tells us everything we need to know about them. Evil bastards, the lot of them.
“’There is no peace,’ says the Lord, ‘for the wicked.’”
Do you know what the definition of colonialism is? It is the policy or practice of a wealthy or powerful nation’s maintaining or extending its control over other countries. And despite how supposedly anti-colonialist the Left claims to be, they effectively do this by demanding that other nations and cultures adhere to their own beliefs and practices, even as doing so would destroy centuries of tradition.
This is what the white liberal of today is trying to do with the honestly disgusting term “Latinx” to try and make the Spanish language more “gender-inclusive”, or “gender-neutral.”
The Spanish language is gendered and offers two possible genders for words. A Hispanic male, if you don’t use the term “Hispanic,” can also be referred to as “Latino.” A Hispanic female can also be referred to as “Latina.” The “o” and “a” endings on those words, as well as on many others, indicates the gender of the things being referred to (even if they are inanimate objects like “la banana”, which is not female in itself, but the female “la” is being used to refer to the banana).
This is how Spanish words work and we Latinos (referring to Hispanics in general, and this includes Latinas in the same way that “Man” would include both men and women) like it this way.
At least, that is what a recent Pew Research Survey showed. According to Pew, despite the common use of the term “Latinx” by news and entertainment outlets, as well as corporations, local governments and universities, a considerable majority of Hispanics have actually never even heard of the term and a very miniscule amount of those who have prefer to use it.
According to the survey, 76% of Hispanic respondents have not heard of the term “Latinx,” despite its frequent use amongst the entities that I just described.
The funniest part, however, is that of the 23% of Hispanics who have heard of the term, only 3% actually use it.
And while this was not part of the survey, I am willing to bet that the 3% of Hispanics who use the term “Latinx” to describe themselves are both liberals and 1/1024th Hispanic. I’m only half joking here, as I really don’t doubt that the idiotas who prefer to use the white liberal term “Latinx” are liberals themselves who are sinverguenzas (shameless, for my non-Spanish-speaking audience, though even that translation takes away the harshness of the word).
At any rate, returning to Pew, interestingly enough, they say the following: “The emergence of Latinx coincides with a global movement to introduce gender-neutral nouns and pronouns into many languages whose grammar has traditionally used male or female constructions.”
So, basically, Pew is admitting, though without using the words, that the people who use and prefer that term to describe Hispanics (white liberals) are conducting the textbook definition of colonialism, trying to impose their beliefs on the culture and language of an entirely different set of people, who have had this sort of culture and language for centuries.
The white liberal is conducting a global effort to change the Spanish language into something that THEY deem acceptable and right. And then they go and attack colonialism, despite doing the exact same thing to others. Sinverguenzas, white liberals are.
Returning to the poll, Pew also reports that Google searches for the term “Latinx” have increased since 2016, but are far behind other terms like “Latina,” “Latino,” and “Hispanic.”
This really should come as no surprise to anyone, considering it’s a pretty new term. The terms “Latino” and “Hispanic” have been around for decades.
What is also unsurprising is the fact that there are notable critics of the term, with “some critics point[ing] to its origins among U.S. English speakers, saying it ignores the Spanish language and its gendered form,” and “others see Latinx as a gender- and LGBTQ-inclusive term, reflecting a broader movement within the U.S. around gender identity.”
Yep, that is the biggest reason for the term, and perhaps the only reason. Despite the fact that you would think “Hispanic” was an inclusive term anyway, the white liberals, ever their thirst for control and dominion over other people going unsatiated, have now been attempting to normalize another “gender-inclusive” term in order to neutralize gendered language and eliminate any semblance of an idea of there only being two genders.
The Spanish language, as it is currently constructed, is problematic to the woke white liberal, so it must be reworked entirely to “accommodate” for those who suffer from gender dysphoria and claim to not be either male or female. One would normally ask “what right do these sanctimonious, self-serving and self-righteous white liberals have to dictate what people of a different culture ought to refer to themselves as or what a different language ought to be like?”, but you know that the Left does not care for other people’s rights.
They didn’t care for black people’s rights and only pretend to do so now. They never cared for Hispanic people’s rights, only insofar as to giving illegal immigrants the right to vote so that they can remain in power forever. They never cared for women’s rights, only insofar as they can hide behind that idea to push for abortion and free contraception so that generations of women will strictly think about themselves as sexual objects and stray further and further from God and morality altogether. They never cared for gay people’s rights, only insofar as aligning themselves with them can get them a political voting bloc that was not previously there, and also so that the sin of homosexuality can be considered “moral” and “right”, again, to get people to stray further from God.
What reason should any of us have to expect the Left to respect the Spanish language?
Not that it appears to even be working. While the vast majority of Hispanics have never heard of the term, that is bound to change eventually. The biggest number of Hispanics who have heard of the term tend to be young Hispanics who go to college (which makes sense, since I have already stated that colleges use the term frequently). Eventually, almost all of Hispanics will have heard of the term.
What is most encouraging, however, is that of those who have heard of the term, a miniscule amount of them actually would use it to refer to themselves.
The self-righteous, hypocritical white liberal will refer to me as “Latinx”, but I never will refer to myself as that, that’s for sure, and neither will the vast majority of fellow Latinos.
While I hardly ever (if at all) have displayed much pride in my Hispanic heritage (only because the Latin American countries I come from are socialistic and I hate that aspect of them) and while I focus far more on my Christianity and find that to be my primary identity – as a citizen of Heaven as opposed to a citizen of the United States or, at one time, a citizen of Argentina – I can’t help but get ticked off at the Left’s shameless colonialist pursuit of changing the Spanish language because it has aspects that are politically incorrect to their Satanic ideology.
The Spanish language is gendered, in part, BECAUSE THERE ARE ONLY TWO GENDERS. This is a scientific truth that has gone by the wayside in Leftist circles, so any aspect of the modern world which still alludes to the idea of binary gender must be culled and reworked. Their sense of entitlement knows no bounds if they go so far as to demand an entire culture change the way IT SPEAKS to accommodate for a miniscule, but politically-important-for-the-Left, portion of society.
Hispanics tend to value culture and tradition, so I doubt this will really catch on with most Hispanics, at least provided that most Hispanics are not indoctrinated in colleges and universities.
This is yet another reason as to why the current educational system in this country must be completely reformed, with colleges and universities that teach and endorse communism being stripped of their endowments and no longer publicly funded.
The Left infects everything it touches, no exceptions.
“Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.”
If that title seems familiar to you, I wouldn’t be surprised. I recently talked about Ryan Whitaker, a man who was executed by police in Phoenix back in late May. If you read that article, from the formatting of this article’s title, you can probably guess as to roughly what it is I am going to be talking about today.
On August 9th, Cannon Hinnant, a 5-year-old white kid, was shot and killed execution-style by his neighbor, Darius N. Sessoms, a 25-year-old black man, in a mobile home park in Wilson, North Carolina.
Local CBS News affiliate CBS17 reports: “Family members said Cannon was riding his bicycle when he was shot and killed along Archers Road on Sunday. Officers arrived to find Hinnant suffering from a gunshot wound. EMS workers and police began ‘performing lifesaving efforts’ at the scene, police said. Hinnant was taken to Wilson Medical Center but later died, police said.”
In a press release Monday morning, the police department said: “The Wilson Police Department sends its sincerest condolences and prayers to the family of Cannon during this tragic time.”
Thankfully, Sessoms was captured and charged with first-degree murder, receiving no bond, so he is off the streets for the time being.
Sessoms has a long criminal record of multiple felony drug charges, multiple felony probation violations, and multiple charges for possession of stolen firearms, as well as resisting a public official, according to CBS17.
The motive for this heinous crime was unclear, though there is a theory out there that Cannon rode his bike onto the suspect’s lawn. But of course, no motive will ever be a good enough excuse to executing a 5-year-old, shooting him in the head, and doing it all in front of his two older sisters.
But why exactly am I writing about this?
Well, for one, this is a horrible incident and it has spread online (in conservative media, at least). Given that I follow many conservatives on social media, this story reached my ears, so to speak, and believed I ought to talk about it, given how insidious this incident is.
A second reason for me to talk about this is similar to the one for having written about the Ryan Whitaker incident: the victim was white and the mainstream media is not covering it.
As horrible as it is, picture, for a moment, a white man arriving at the decision to brutally execute a 5-year-old black boy, supposedly for the “crime” of riding a bike on the white man’s lawn, and doing it in front of his two older sisters, traumatizing them for life. Do you think such a story would remain this quiet for this long?
Sure, this took place last weekend, but we all heard of George Floyd soon after the incident occurred. More importantly, and more relevant to this, we all heard of Trayvon Martin soon after that incident occurred, and that incident was not too dissimilar to this one.
What I mean by that is that a child of one race was killed by a grown man of another race. The differences in the two cases are obvious: Cannon was white while Trayvon was black. Cannon was an innocent 5-year-old while Trayvon was high on drugs and attacked George Zimmerman, leading Zimmerman to defend himself which resulted in the unfortunate death of Trayvon.
However, despite these things, and despite the fact that Trayvon was the aggressor in that situation, the Trayvon Martin story received national attention, to the point where the then-President of the United States felt compelled to claim that if he had had a son, he’d look like Trayvon (whatever that means).
The fake news media covered the Trayvon Martin incident like they covered the George Floyd incident, only they also made sure to selectively edit Zimmerman’s 911 call to make it sound like he was a racist and that he only killed Trayvon because he was racist.
They covered the justified death of a 17-year-old as this great tragedy (which it still was, as all deaths are tragic), while they refuse to cover the unjustifiable execution of a 5-year-old white kid at the hands of a black neighbor with a lengthy criminal history.
Look through the mainstream sources to find that none, except Fox News, have covered it. CNN hasn’t covered this story (they haven’t covered the Ryan Whitaker story either), ABC News hasn’t covered it (and like CNN, they haven’t covered the Whitaker story either), CBS hasn’t covered it, even as their local affiliate has, NBC hasn’t covered it, the NYT hasn’t covered it, the Washington Post hasn’t covered it.
The fake news largely hasn’t covered this story, when we all know how broad of a discussion it would be if the races were reversed.
Like I said, the Trayvon Martin story is relevant to this one to showcase how the fake news media covers these kinds of stories. While Trayvon was much older, was high and was the aggressor in the situation, he got all the media coverage he could want just because he was a black kid killed by a half-white man, while Cannon was much younger, was an innocent kid on a bike, didn’t hurt anyone and gets media silence because the story of a black man killing an innocent white child runs contrary to the Left’s agenda.
As I said in the Ryan Whitaker article, the death of a white person does not push the Left’s agenda. Cannon’s life did not matter to the Left. As a white person, the Left would view him as an oppressor, as an abuser and as a threat to non-whites. And don’t think that just because he was five that the Left wouldn’t view him this way. There are articles of white liberal women agonizing over their white sons because they think they will grow up to be sexual abusers simply because they are white boys.
The Left will demonize anyone and everyone they have to in order to advance their agenda, and anyone they can’t gets ignored. The only way the Left would cover Cannon’s death is if they can somehow claim that the little boy was the aggressor and that Sessoms “had no choice” but to go over to the kid and execute him in front of his big sisters.
But as it is extremely and ludicrously improbable that Cannon could at all be blamed here, his story will be completely swept under the rug as if it never even happened.
No political activists will pay for his 50th funeral proceeding. No woke athlete will demand you say his name. No woke activist will demand justice for Cannon Hinnant. No white organization will loot stores or create chaos supposedly in his name. There will be no large gatherings and marches in Cannon’s honor.
Trayvon Martin’s name, as I said in the Whitaker article, is ingrained in the minds of this nation. If you were to ask someone who doesn’t follow at least one conservative news source if they know who Cannon was, they’d say they do not. Cannon’s name will never make it into the mainstream. It will never be remembered.
A 17-year-old thug’s name is remembered. Rayshard Brooks, a threat to the police, will be remembered. George Floyd, who once held a pregnant woman at gunpoint and died overexerting his heart while under police custody, will be remembered. Michael Brown, who attempted to grab a police officer’s gun and attempted to beat said officer with the squad car door, will be remembered.
Thugs get remembered because they serve a political agenda for the side that controls the mainstream media. Law-abiding members of society like Ryan Whitaker, employees on a business trip like Daniel Shaver, and innocent children like Cannon Hinnant do not get remembered because their stories serve to undermine the political agenda of those who control the media.
The fake news media’s silence on this story tells us everything we need to know about who they are: rotten, despicable monsters.
“Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it completely.”
There is a very big lesson to be learned in how almost everyone reacted to the Chinese coronavirus: do not panic and do not listen to the fake news media about the potential consequences.
Almost everyone around the world began to panic once the Chinese coronavirus numbers began to go up and up earlier in the year. The fake news media, particularly at home, wanted to ensure the best way to destroy the economy and beat Trump in the election, and as such, they began reporting about how bad things were, how we were woefully unprepared, how a couple of million people might die in the States, how we need measures to avoid that and to stop the spread of the virus (which originally was “slowing” the spread, but it turned into stopping it altogether, which was always an impossibility).
The fake news media and the Left insisted that in order to beat the virus, we all needed to stay inside our homes as much as possible and that businesses needed to be shut down, particularly small mom-and-pop shops which were arbitrarily considered “non-essential”. Everyone needed to listen to the “experts” and the fake news reporters, otherwise, you are a grandma killer (meanwhile, they ignore the actual grandma-killing that the governor of New York perpetrated).
Everyone began to panic and just listen to what they were hearing on their tv or reading on their computers and began to quarantine everyone, not just the people with the virus. The idea to flatten the curve was originally supposed to be about avoiding a healthcare system collapse. We flattened the curve and avoided that, but we still have to be subjected to the same draconian regulations as if we hadn’t. The health system never collapsed and is, at this point, running well below capacity because no one else apart from those with the Chinese virus are going to hospitals (and this, of course, is leading to other deaths due to other causes).
Some on the Left are even insisting on locking things down again for no other reason apart from Trump is gaining ground on Biden and the initial lockdowns haven’t completely led to the total economic collapse of this country. And make no mistake, that is the ONLY reason the Left has for locking things down again.
However, amidst a sea of panicking morons who foolishly believed the fake news media had their best interests at heart comes one country who figured locking down an entire civilization would do far more harm than good in a number of ways.
According to a new study, Sweden’s refusal to follow the herd of blind sheep and lock their country down allowed it to stave off the worst of the pandemic, both in terms of deaths and in terms of economic shrinkage.
The Swedes figured that it would be best to keep shops, businesses, restaurants and schools open, while also adhering to some basic measures such as social distancing and wearing masks, as well as, at most, banning public gatherings of more than 50 people, so that those who wanted to go to work could go to work; those who wanted to go to school could go to school; and those who wanted to visit family could visit family.
Sweden largely kept things normal, with some obvious exceptions, and it has helped them greatly.
“From the start, the Swedish government repeatedly made it crystal clear to the public that the battle against [the Chinese coronavirus] would be a marathon, not a sprint, and that many people would die. With all that starkly presented, the decision was made that (mostly) normal life was favorable to the alternatives, and herd immunity and economic stability would be the result,” reported The Federalist.
I don’t know if you remember, but back before this all started, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was initially in favor of not locking things down and wanted to beat the virus through herd immunity. However, he eventually caved because of the amount of pressure to lock things down, and the UK has paid the price for it.
Sweden, on the other hand, even as others in the Western world lambasted them for this, did not cave and decided to remain open with few restrictions.
As a result, the Swedish economy contracted by 8.6%. While that may not sound like good news at all, it’s considerably less than what other countries in the EU who did lock down managed to accomplish.
The European Union’s average contraction in this period was 11.9% and the countries with the most severe lockdowns such as Spain, France and Italy saw even worse economic contractions of 18.5%, 13.8% and 12.4% respectively.
By not caving to a raging mob of imbeciles, Sweden managed to avoid some of the worst economic contractions in the West, largely saving its economy amidst a seeming global recession.
But not only did Sweden save itself in terms of the economy, it also proved that lockdowns are unnecessary and ineffective in their objective. Here’s what I mean:
According to The Federalist, “In number of deaths, Sweden and Italy provide two completely different case studies. Italy chose some of the most severe lockdowns outside China. But, as Bloomberg reported, ‘on a per-capita basis, Italy’s death toll of more than 35,154 comes to about 600 per 1 million people, as does Sweden’s 5,743.’”
In other words, despite the starkly different approaches to the virus, both Italy and Sweden saw the same amount of per capita deaths per 1 million people. So Italy’s lockdown did nothing to save people.
The lockdown didn’t affect the death toll even a little.
And now, every country is hoping for herd immunity, which Sweden began to work on at the very beginning. The strategy that Boris Johnson initially wanted to apply but got yelled at for wanting to try is the one that everyone now HAS to try, as a vaccine is not likely to come for a long while and many countries have almost completely ruined their economies and cannot really continue like this without inflicting unnecessary long-lasting damage.
The panicking of pretending like the virus was comparable to the black death or that millions upon millions of Americans and people in general were likely going to die (if absolutely nothing was different, which was never a realistic scenario) and that the virus itself was death (as Andrew Cuomo has said it was, though given his actions as governor in recent months, I would take his word for it, with him essentially working for the Grim Reaper) has only led to some of the worst case scenarios for many nations, as tons of people died and the measures taken to avoid that not only did not work, but also crushed their economies.
Almost everyone panicked, believed everything the media was telling them about the virus, believed everything the “experts” were telling them about the virus, and almost everyone acted irrationally with unnecessary and fascistic lockdowns that did nothing but hurt people both financially and health-wise, as suicides went up in this time period, as well as other health problems getting worse.
Almost everyone fell victim to widespread panic, but at least Sweden kept a level head in all this and now, they are ahead of everyone in the world in attaining herd immunity, which will help them return to normal life even sooner.
I would hope we learned our lesson in all this: panicking solves nothing and trusting the fake news media and the “experts” who have an agenda only leads to ruin.
“Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance.”
While Democrat-controlled cities are still experiencing riots night after night, supposedly as a result of the police-involved death of George Floyd, there was one person who was executed by a police officer a few nights before George Floyd died and no one has called for any sort of retribution for it.
This man’s name was Ryan Whitaker. Whitaker, according to Arizona Central, had heard a knock at his apartment door one night earlier in the month of May. The knocker, however, was no longer there when Whitaker checked who was at the door.
Later that same week, he heard another knock at his door, ready to answer to any potential danger with his legally-owned 9mm handgun, and opened the door to see who it was, presumably after he checked the peephole to find no one there (as the officers were standing at either side of the door), and decided to open it, quickly reaching for his gun just in case.
One of the police officers shined a flashlight at Whitaker and as soon as he realized it was the police, he put his hands up and began to get on his knees, surrendering to the police.
However, despite this, one of the two officers at the scene, Officer Cooke, who was standing on the other side (and whom Whitaker likely did not realize was there, as he visibly only saw and interacted with the officer that shone a flashlight to his face), was a bit too trigger-happy and fired three rounds into Whitaker (despite the fact that Whitaker had already begun to surrender), causing him to collapse on the ground and eventually die.
Body cam footage (below) from Officer Ferragamo (the one with whom Whitaker interacted) shows these things as they happened.
What prompted this incident was a 911 call from a neighbor who twice called the cops to complain about Whitaker. The first time, he complained to the police about people screaming and it bothered his sleep. The second time, the neighbor alleged that the screaming had turned physical (which was not true).
The Arizona Central reports that the neighbor told the 911 dispatcher: “It could be physical. I could say yeah if that makes anybody hurry on up. Get anybody here faster.”
So the guy was alleging something against his neighbor (bearing false witness) that was not true just to get the cops to show up sooner so the guy can get his sleep. While noisy neighbors can be bothersome, this is definitely crossing a line and the consequences can be plainly seen (not that I place the brunt of the blame on the neighbor, as it was the trigger-happy cop who is largely to blame).
In the body-cam footage, even officer Ferragamo figured out the neighbor was b.s.-ing them, saying “Did you like all that helpful info we got from our complainant? ‘I’m just gonna say yes to all questions to get the officers here faster,’” Ferragamo mocked the neighbor.
Once the officers reached Whitaker’s apartment, they knocked on the door, with Ferragamo saying “Phoenix police,” and, like I said earlier, the pair of officers stood at either side of the door.
Now, I will put a bit of a pause on this to talk about this action for a moment. I have said before that I am not a cop, so I don’t know officer protocol for particular situations (especially since different districts have different policies for different situations). My personal theory here is that, in calls of potential domestic violence, even if the officers figure it’s a load of crap, they have to prioritize their own safety, as one of the possible offenders could be armed and present a threat to the officers as soon as they open the door.
The cops likely did not stand in front of the door, where they could easily be seen through the peephole, because they needed to maintain a safe distance and be at a safe angle to take care of the situation, regardless of whether or not it was actually a domestic violence call.
Like I said, this is my own personal theory, so I don’t know for sure if that was the reason, but I’m willing to give the officers the benefit of the doubt on this, since I really don’t know if that was proper procedure.
In any case, eventually, Whitaker opens the door, visibly only in his underwear, and officer Ferragamo asks him “how are you doing?” As he asked this, Whitaker reached behind his back for his gun, likely not knowing if that was actually an officer or someone who could present a danger to him (and remember, he had heard a knock at his door on a previous night, so he might have been more cautious than he otherwise might’ve been, but I don’t want to pass my own head-canon as judgment).
As Whitaker reached for his gun, things got a bit more hectic, but once Whitaker realized this really was the Phoenix police, he went to surrender. Despite no longer presenting a threat, Cooke fired three rounds into Whitaker, leading Whitaker to collapse on the ground, audibly struggling to breathe, and eventually die.
Now, I will address one thing here: this was a split-second decision, even if it was ultimately the wrong one. In the middle of chaos, the officer failed to realize Whitaker was not a threat. He overreacted and was too quick on the trigger (even Ferragamo, who would’ve been the primary target of Whitaker if Whitaker had intended to be a threat, kept his composure to not fire).
Despite this split-second decision, you can clearly tell Whitaker was getting on his knees and had his hands up. Only once he began this motion did Cooke fire, and there is simply no excuse for that, as Whitaker was very clearly not a threat and cops are trained in trigger-discipline to avoid circumstances exactly like this. Cops are supposed to be better than this, but this guy's overreaction at seeing Whitaker's gun (which was legal) led him to fire unnecessarily. I think he should be fired, at the very least, if not outright charged with homicide (not that I expect such charges to stick, as you will soon see that cops who execute civilians do not always get punished for it).
Phoenix has a higher rate of police shootings per 1 million residents than New York, L.A., and other similar-sized cities, so that goes to show how inept the police are in that city.
Getting back to the body-cam footage, eventually, Whitaker’s girlfriend comes out with her hands up and eventually explains to the police that she and Whitaker were playing a video game and they might have gotten a bit loud about it, though no domestic disturbance was present.
So, yes, the entire situation was avoidable in a number of ways.
However, allow me to get to the main objective of this article: this whole thing happened just days before the George Floyd incident. The Arizona Central only reported this on July 17th, nearly TWO MONTHS after it happened on May 21st. And you and I are only hearing about this in early-to-mid August, roughly two and a half months after this incident happened.
Where was the outrage? Never mind that, WHERE WAS THE COVERAGE?! Where were the protests held in his name? Where are the NBA players demanding justice for Ryan Whitaker? Where are the NBA jerseys that demand you say his name? Where was the national legislation that would reform police departments as a result of this incident?
Why are we only learning about this now and not when it happened, especially as it happened even before the George Floyd thing?
You and I both know the only reason we have never heard of Ryan Whitaker until today: he wasn’t black.
And since he wasn’t black, he was not politically expedient. His death does not bring any politician more donation money. His death does not drive voters to vote for a guy who promises to change the police department. His death does not push the media’s Leftist agenda. His death did not matter. His life did not matter. He was a straight, white man, whom we are told are exclusively the oppressors and abusers and killers, and not oppressed, abused or killed.
Back in early June, when the riots were at some of their worst, I wrote an article where I noted of a couple of instances in which a white man was shot or generally killed by cops and no one batted an eye.
I talked about a white man who was shot because he was car-hopping in a Chicago train station. I talked about Tony Timpa, who died in a similar fashion to George Floyd, being under the knee of a police officer (though I don’t think Timpa was under the influence of drugs or overexcited himself into a heart attack, so it was a bit different).
One I wish I had mentioned back then was the case of Daniel Shaver, a case which can most easily point to a bad cop deciding to straight up execute a man who posed no risk at all to him.
Back in 2016, Daniel Shaver was in Mesa, Arizona for a business trip and was staying at a hotel. Police got the call of “weapon(s) in a hotel room.” As such, a SWAT team was deployed to Shaver’s hotel and while there, they had Shaver, who was intoxicated, at gun point (unclear if they thought he was the one with the guns).
The SWAT officer issued confusing and taunting commands (such as calling Shaver “young man” instead of the standard and less insulting “sir”, or saying: “Shut up! I’m not here to be tactful or diplomatic with you. You listen. You obey.” Even though the situation could have escalated from these things if Shaver had been an actual threat).
Some confusing commands include ordering Shaver to cross his ankles (a common tactic to ensure officers enough reaction time if the suspect intends to pull out a weapon and fire) and then crawling towards the officers (this, however, is not common, according to a CNN law enforcement analyst, for what that’s worth).
Once he got close enough, the officers began shouting again and opened fire on Shaver.
The guy was drunk, unarmed and at no point did he pose a threat to the officers. He was given confusing commands and was repeatedly taunted and berated by an officer clearly drunk with power. He was, for all intents and purposes, executed in that hotel hallway. The officer leading the whole thing got off scot-free with all charges levied against him being dropped.
This happened in 2016, but I only heard about it a little after the George Floyd killing. This was the closest thing to a Nazi or Soviet-style execution that you can get, save for being put up against the wall.
It was brutal, horrific, savage and wrong. It was outright murder but no one cared at the time and no one cares now.
However, I can guarantee one thing: if Daniel Shaver, Ryan Whitaker or Tony Timpa had been black, their stories would’ve been ingrained in this country’s memory. Trayvon Martin’s name is still remembered from back in early 2012. Rodney King’s name, though he was not killed, is still remembered nearly 30 years after that incident. They demand we remember Rayshard Brooks, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Freddy Gray, Michael Brown, but no one cared about Ryan Whitaker, Tony Timpa or Daniel Shaver.
No one’s throwing 70 funerals for Whitaker. No one is demanding justice for Daniel Shaver. No one is demanding police reform for Tony Timpa. These three never got the nationwide coverage that similar circumstances happening to people of color get.
When the cops kill a black person, intentionally or not, justifiably or not, they get demonized and everyone talks about how cops are evil. When the cops kill a white person, intentionally or not, justifiably or not, all they get is crickets.
In the midst of a pandemic, I’m not even sure Whitaker got a funeral following his death, even as Floyd got numerous ones.
The fake news media has an agenda. They are not journalists, but propagandists, and whatever doesn’t help their agenda simply does not get covered. Black people dying helps their agenda. White people dying runs contrary to their agenda.
The fake news is the enemy of the people and no greater bigot exists than a Leftist.
“Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.”
There are a little over 80 days left until the election, but the Left is all but convinced that Trump is finished. I have already mentioned this sentiment from the Left a number of times in the past, and this sentiment largely comes from the numerous fake news polls that the fake news media can manipulate to claim that Biden is a lock for winning the presidency.
However, there is one aspect that the fake news media tries to avoid like the plague: swing voters. And the reason for this is simple: according to Zogby, swing voters favor Trump.
And not by a little, either. They prefer Trump by a MASSIVE margin.
Zogby Analytics writes: “What’s keeping things close is Trump’s domination of swing voters. A good portion of these voters live in large cities, are aged 30-49, and say their finances are better off than they were four years ago.”
“In order for Trump to get back to his winning ways he will need to maintain a big lead among swing voters and he must also find a way to win back women, suburban voters and Independents from Biden’s clutches.”
Zogby’s poll shows the following in terms of Trump’s pull with swing voters:
Zogby polled likely voters that were designated swing voters in the following four states: Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
In each and every one of these, Trump gets the support of at least 60% of swing voters.
In Florida, 68% of swing voters favor Trump over Biden (23%). In North Carolina, it’s not much better for the Democrat, as swing voters prefer Trump 63% to Biden’s 20%. In Ohio is where Trump gets the least support, but still at 60% compared to Biden’s 21% and in Pennsylvania is where there is the biggest gap in support, with Trump pulling 73% of swing voters and Biden only pulling 18%.
Like I said, the swing voters aren’t pulling towards Trump by a little, but by a massive margin.
While the poll itself did find Biden to be ahead of Trump in North Carolina (44%-40%, respectively), that is still rather close (closer than other polls have shown in the past) and there is a virtual tie in the other three states that were polled.
In Florida, Trump and Biden are in a statistical tie of 43%. In Ohio, Biden is ahead by two points (43%-41%) and in Pennsylvania, Biden is ahead by one point (44-43).
Each of these three is within the poll’s margin of error.
It definitely doesn’t help Joe Biden that the Left is showing everyone exactly who they are. In their calls to defund the police, the Left is fighting an uphill battle, not only in terms of legality but also in terms of polls. Survey after survey showed that not even black people support the idea of defunding and abolishing the police (and it also doesn’t help that Biden keeps making racist statements like suggesting someone isn’t black if they are on the fence about who to vote for or the idea that Latinos are more diverse in terms of political thought than black people… and then doubling down on it).
What’s more, a recent Rasmussen survey finds that most “likely U.S. voters” see these so-called “peaceful protests” as primarily “criminal in nature,” with 70% of minority voters (non-black) saying that the violence is largely criminal, 66% of all Americans opposing reducing police budgets, 61% believing violent crime will go up in communities that “defund the police” and even among young voters, 49% of them think the violence is “primarily criminal.”
The Left showing the world who they are is hurting them, which is at least part of the reason why they are having Biden appear to be more moderate and not in support of these riots, even as he has never indicated he’s outright against them and has never condemned them. He has hinted at not really liking it, but he has, at the least, appeared like a wet noodle in the face of condemning these things.
Biden cannot appear to be the moderate, law-and-order candidate when he isn’t standing up to the criminal violence that everyone is seeing. It doesn’t help either that clowns like Portland and Seattle’s mayors downplayed the violence heavily, alongside the fake news media (which isn’t exactly very popular either).
Couple this with the legitimate concern that Biden is not mentally capable of being president, and it’s hard to really see that Biden is at all guaranteed to beat Trump.
While these past few months haven’t exactly been great for Trump, I am not at all convinced, especially as we are still three months out from the election, that it’s all over for Trump. The events that will affect the results of the election have not yet happened.
Either way, Biden isn’t exactly Trump’s biggest threat in this election. It’s voter fraud, be it via mail-in ballots, perhaps the easiest way to cheat anyone could conceive, or other means, like when the Democrats mysteriously “found” extra ballots that all just-so-happened to help get Democrats elected in races that should’ve been called for Republicans (and this was one of the biggest reasons for the House being flipped blue in the midterms).
At any rate, let no one convince you that this is in any way over. The fake news media has always been liars, so why believe anything they say now?
“Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.”
Considering how incessantly progressive Disney tries to be, what with pushing for showing gay couples in as many of their media as they can (despite the fact that their works are aimed at younger audiences, so this kind of thing corrupts their minds and souls), it’s surprising to discover this.
But it’s true: in a not particularly old Disney Channel show, the Leftist corporation talked about and DISMANTLED communism (or “commonism”, as the show puts it).
Disney Channel aired Girl Meets World from 2014 to 2017. For those of you who might find that title rather familiar, the show is essentially a sequel series to Boy Meets World from the 90’s. Girl Meets World follows the adventures of Riley Matthews, who in the show, is the daughter and student of Cory Matthews, the main protagonist of Boy Meets World.
In one of the episodes of this show, titled “Girl Meets Commonism”, Riley and two of her friends are caught cheating on a test and embrace the ideas of communism, believing that under that system, everyone is equal, so everyone gets the same grade (and good grades, specifically).
Riley and her friends even wear Russian-like attires and enclose their desk in a red rectangle (as shown above).
However, instead of pushing this as a good thing, the show gives the kids a reality check.
Following these ideals, Riley and her friends went into the next test being allowed to copy off of each other by their teacher (who is Riley’s dad). Upon receiving their tests back, they find they got a perfect score and got an A. However, despite this accomplishment, the three each get a C, because one A divided by three people is a C.
The three students are disappointed by this, with one of Riley’s friends asking how they could get a C when they scored 100%.
Cory explains that “when you get everything right but you don’t do it yourselves, it makes you average. A divided by three is a C. Look at you, you’re all the same. You’re average. You’re common.”
Riley then says: “Commonism. This is why it fell? People didn’t wanna all be the same?”
To which Cory responds: “Without incentive, there’s no motivation. Without motivation, there’s no advancement. In a truly free society, we share the best parts of ourselves without cheating. Because we get to learn who we are individually.”
I will get to the entire subject of communism in a second, but first, allow me to explain just why it is that I am talking about a show that ended three years ago and an episode that aired roughly four.
The particular clip where the events I just described took place recently resurfaced on Twitter, with the person who brought up the clip in the first place saying: “Reminder that Disney is actively giving your children anti-communist propaganda.”
The video clip has so far garnered more than 3 million views.
I had no idea this had happened back whenever this aired and never knew of it until now (mainly because I stopped watching Disney channel a long time ago). However, this made me think “wow, Disney is pretty cool.”
Now, that still doesn’t erase the fact that they have actively been giving children LEFTIST propaganda in the form of showing homosexual couples (usually lesbians, interestingly enough), be it on shows or movies, but this is at least one instance in which I actually side with Disney.
This isn’t anti-communist “propaganda.” It’s TRUTH.
The students were mad that they got caught cheating on a test and figured that in an ideal world, they could do that and still get good grades (which shows the low intellectual levels that it takes for someone to be a communist). They began dressing the same and push that they be allowed to cheat on a test to get the best results.
Their teacher obliged them, but only to teach them a valuable life lesson: communism is far from ideal.
Communists often claim that communism is about equality and fairness and justice. They say that it’s about everyone getting the same result regardless of amount of work or anything else. They say that it’s supposed to give the little guy a push and to get them to the top of the food chain, currently occupied by the wealthy.
Reality is far different from this, namely due to the very nature of man.
In communism, people are equal – equally miserable. Well, that’s not entirely true. In communism, the only people who aren’t miserable are the people in charge – the 1% of the population who dictate what happens and to whom. In communism, there is no fairness.
For the three students to have gotten 100%, one of them had to have had all the answers for the others to copy off of them. The person who actually knew the material and did the hard work would receive the same exact grade as the others who didn’t work nearly as hard. Regardless of whether they got an A or a C or even an F, how exactly is that fair for one person to do all the work and everyone to get the same grade?
Schools, for a long time, had this sort of system for grading group projects. And since the entire group would share a collective grade, there was no incentive for everyone to work so hard. Often times, one person would end up doing all the work for the whole group, or at least most of it, and the whole group got the same grade due to the one person’s work. How exactly is that fair? How is this just?
Everyone gets the same result, so what’s the point in working hard? And that’s the point in which it all begins to tumble down. Like Cory said, if there is no incentive, there is no motivation, and if there is no motivation, there is no advancement.
The ONLY reason we have the technology we have today is because there is an incentive to create and innovate. Capitalism gives people, workers and businesses an incentive to do well and be successful. Those who are successful see this in the form of wealth or popularity or both. When there is no incentive to work hard, there is no reason to work hard. When there is no motivation to do anything, nothing happens and no forward movement occurs.
In a communist society, the only incentive people have is to not get shot or arrested. In a communist society, people aren’t people, but a collective mass of beings indistinguishable from one another.
In a communist society, we are the Stormtroopers from Star Wars: all the same, no individualism. In a capitalist society, we are Obi Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Padme, Luke, Han Solo – individuals with value and worth.
The reason communism has killed over 100 million people is because people are not people, but tools, for the elite. And those who are not useful tools to the elite are disposed of. Those who defy the elite are disposed of. Those who even slightly piss off the elite are disposed of. Communism doesn’t value life.
It doesn’t value hard work. It doesn’t value individualism. It doesn’t value the things that make humans better, allow them to improve, and help them to grow.
Communism, or “commonism,” for the kids of the show, fell because it is outright antithetical to humanity. Communism is slavery. It’s slavery to the state. Humans have within themselves an innate desire for freedom.
Our very nature makes the supposed ideals of communism impossible. Not everyone can garner the same result and be content with it and actually make it work. That’s unrealistic. The workers cannot run a factory or a business, sharing the wealth of the business and the people who run it, without running that business into the ground.
Communism, by its very nature, is self-destructive to humanity. It cannot work, at least for long. Even the Soviet Union and China have had to allow for SOME capitalism (private property and ownership) in order to even slightly function.
I don’t know why Disney Channel chose to air that episode, considering it kind of runs contrary to their Leftist ideals, but I am glad that they did. The writers of the particular episode clearly demonstrated (some of) the major flaws in the ideas of communism.
Different levels of work should not warrant equal results, for such a thing destroys incentive. Destroying incentive destroys motivation. Destroying motivation destroys people’s ability and reason to improve.
In basketball, there is a saying: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” Allen Iverson was talented, but he didn’t work hard, so his stint as an NBA player, particularly at the highest levels of competition, was short. Jimmy Butler is not insanely talented at basketball, but he works hard, so he’s a multiple-time All-Star and the first option on a perennial contending team. Michael Jordan was both talented and a hard worker, so he is remembered as a legend and the greatest player of all time.
The necessary ingredient for success is hard work, almost regardless of talent. But if there is no incentive to work hard, nothing gets done. Even taking away all of the other major flaws of communism, that alone destines any country that tries it to failure.
Again, I don’t know what the reasoning behind Disney airing an episode on this topic was, but I am glad that they did. It’s not propaganda – it’s TRUTH-TELLING.
“Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.”
About a week ago, I wrote a similar article to this one talking about how black communities are the ones who suffer the most from defunding (or abolishing) the police. In that piece, I also mentioned a Rasmussen poll that showed black people (and Americans altogether) were afraid of a police shortage as a result of Leftist demonization of police.
This article looks at another statistic: what black people (and Americans in general) want police to do in their neighborhoods, specifically how often they believe police should be seen patrolling those neighborhoods.
Gallup has a new poll out showing that 81% of Black Americans want police to spend the same amount of or more time in their area.
“When asked whether they want the police to spend more time, the same amount of time or less time than they currently do in their area, most Black Americans – 61% -- want the police presence to remain the same.”
20% of Black Americans said they wanted police to spend more time in their area and 19% said they wanted police to spend less time, leading to that earlier 81% of Black Americans who said they wanted police presence to either remain or increase.
This stands in stark contrast to how the Left, particularly black Leftists, often portray black people. The Left portrays black people as a victimized and borderline hunted group of people, whose entire existence is at risk by the mere presence of police departments, and who essentially wake up every day terrified that a cop is going to burst into their homes and start firing at will at anyone and anything that they can.
The Left portrays black people as essentially being a hunted species, not unlike lions or elephants in Africa (which really shows just how utterly racist Leftists are). Furthermore, they portray black people as being of one hive mind that agrees with these sentiments and wants to do away with all law enforcement. They portray black people as standing in direct opposition to police and as desiring for alternatives to policing black neighborhoods.
As is always the case, no matter the topic of discussion, the Left is exceedingly wrong and lying through their teeth. The truth of the matter is, while black people tend to be arrested more than other groups of people (as they tend to commit more crimes), most black people would prefer the police to be around as opposed to any possible alternative.
The Left will often talk about how it’s racist that police patrol black neighborhoods more than other neighborhoods, but will often ignore the fact that gangs tend to organize in these neighborhoods, which often end up terrorizing and threatening people in those neighborhoods.
Such gang activity is illegal and as it’s so dangerous for their neighborhoods, they must be more policed than other races’ neighborhoods (though Hispanic neighborhoods often have to be policed almost as much, because of gangs like the Latin Kings and MS-13).
At any rate, returning to the poll, the survey also asked other races if they wanted police to spend the same amount of time, more time, or less time patrolling their neighborhoods.
71% of White Americans said “same amount of time”, 17% said more and 12% said less. 59% of Hispanics said they wanted police patrolling the same amount of time, 24% said more and 17% said less.
Asian Americans are the ones who wanted less police presence by a good bit, at 28%, but 63% still wanted the same amount and only 9% wanted more police presence in their neighborhoods.
As far as exposure to police, 32% of Black Americans report seeing police in their neighborhood “very often/often”, 41% “sometimes” and 27% “rarely” or “never.”
For whites, 22% see them frequently, 42% sometimes and 36% rarely or never. 28% of Hispanics see them often, 37% sometimes and 34% rarely or never and 21% of Asians see them often, 47% sometimes and 32% rarely or never.
There are quite a few other statistics that Gallup shares, but for the sake of this article, I will only talk about how confident black people are that police will treat them well upon being interacted with by them and how such treatment affects black people’s preferences for police presence.
According to Gallup, only 18% of Black Americans feel “very confident” that the police would treat them with courtesy and respect if they had an interaction with them, as opposed to 56% of whites who feel very confident, 40% of Hispanics and 24% of Asians.
However, a majority (61%) of black people are either somewhat or very confident that they would be treated with respect and courtesy by police (43% “somewhat confident” + the 18% who are “very confident”). While that is lower than other races (91% of whites, 77% of Hispanics and 78% of Asians are confident), that is still a fairly solid majority over the ones who are either “not too confident” (27%) or “not at all confident” (12%) that they would have a good interaction with police.
Despite the fact that the Left is so wrong about their portrayal of black people, their words and beliefs do still have an influence on some people. I imagine at least some of the reason for black people to feel less confident about an interaction with police is because of some Leftist narratives.
Gallup themselves theorize that this gap between races in confidence in police interactions could “either stem from Black Americans’ own negative experiences with the police or from their familiarity with people who have had negative encounters with law enforcement.”
And these are pretty valid and logical reasons as well. With more frequent policing in these neighborhoods comes a higher chance for interaction with law enforcement. More interaction means a higher chance of poor or negative interactions, especially if they are looking for one’s own friend or relative because of something they did.
The second explanation by Gallup makes a good deal of sense to me as well. Someone else’s interaction means they could tell the story to their friends and they might just lie and say that the cops were hassling him “for no reason” even if there actually was a reason and that leaves an impression for his friends who did not interact with the police to believe that cops are messing with folks who are doing nothing wrong.
So I think there are a number of valid and logical explanations as to why the gap is as big as it is in confidence levels for interactions with police.
These interactions, in turn, can lead to some black people to sway one way or the other about police presence as a whole.
According to Gallup, 45% of “Black Americans who report not being treated with courtesy or respect by the police within the past 12 months want less of a police presence in their neighborhood. Meanwhile, 55% want the same or more police presence.”
“By contrast, just 13% of those who did feel they were treated respectfully want the police to spend less time in their neighborhood; 87% want them there as much or more often.”
What seems to be the biggest indicator as to how much police presence a group of people wants in their neighborhood is not the actual frequency, but rather, the sorts of interactions that they have with the police.
While these hardly get featured anywhere in the news, even in my own articles defending police, there are plenty of videos out there of police having wholesome and heart-warming interactions with kids in various neighborhoods. From playing basketball with them to playing some instrument, there are plenty of times when a cop is featured in a video, not as seemingly doing something wrong or excessive (or just their jobs) but rather doing community outreach and having positive interactions with the people of the communities in which they serve.
For example, there is this YouTube video showing a local news segment in Greenville, North Carolina of police responding to a noise complaint (kids playing basketball) and deciding to start playing some basketball with those kids.
There is also this other YouTube video of a Compton deputy having a bit of a jamming session, rocking out with local teenagers.
These stories never get told by the mainstream media and only sometimes get shared on social media, but they show a side to police officers that the Left wishes to totally ignore: a more human, relatable side.
The Left wishes to demonize police officers entirely because it is in their best political interests, but black people (and most other people in general) do not want this. They want either the police presence to stay the same or increase, not decrease.
Like I said in the previous article talking about this subject, people want to feel safe. For most people, either owning a gun or having a police presence (or both) is how they feel safe. Taking away people’s means by which they can ensure their own safety is not the humane thing to do, let alone the politically savvy thing to do.
Not that I expect the Left to be very humane considering they publicly advocate for and support the genocide of children in the womb.
But at any rate, it’s good to see, time and time again, that the reality the Left claims exists does not actually exist. Black people want police in their neighborhoods – they want them to be a force for good. They don’t want fewer cops and definitely don’t want defunct and abolished police departments.
“In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.”
The last two months have been extremely hectic due to the police-involved death of George Floyd, which sparked a nationwide conversation (as well as numerous violent riots perpetrated by Leftists in Democrat-controlled cities and states) about racism and police brutality (even though racism had nothing to do with the case, even when we first saw the original videos).
The Black Lives Matter movement has been at the forefront of people’s conversation as a direct result of this case, but throughout all this time, one aspect of it was still missing: the body-cam footage from the police officers at the scene.
We had seen a video from Facebook, video feeds from security footage around the scene, but for the longest time, the body-cam footage of the incident was kept from public eye. Now, the footage was seen by a select few in a Minneapolis courtroom in mid-July – around the time the officers had been charged – but the viewing was restricted to people in the courthouse, under judge’s order.
What’s more, the body-cam footage technically has not been released by the MPD – it was actually leaked to the UK Daily Mail, who then reported on it and showed the videos.
So we technically still were not meant to see the footage and we wouldn’t have if it hadn’t been leaked. Makes you wonder what sort of agenda the people in charge of the footage have if they didn’t want the footage to be released, especially as it changes A LOT about the narrative surrounding this entire event.
At any rate, the footage (below) initially shows two officers – Thomas Lane and Alex Kueng (both rookie MPD officers) – entering the Cup Foods where the call of a suspect using a counterfeit bill to purchase some cigarettes had been made. The store clerk goes up to the officers, waving the counterfeit bill and showing them to Floyd’s SUV, which was parked on the other side of the street from the store, telling them: “Before they drive off, he’s parked right here. It’s a fake bill from the gentleman,” according to the Daily Mail.
Obviously, as there are two different officers, there are different perspectives. One of them shows one of the officers (Lane) approaching the vehicle driver-side and the other officer (Kueng) approaches passenger-side, as the vehicle contained Floyd, his ex, Shawanda Hill, and a friend, Maurice Hall, with Floyd at the driver’s seat, Hill at the back and Hall at the front.
The officers instruct the passengers to get out of the vehicle and Lane instructs Floyd to put his hands where they are visible and eventually to get out of the vehicle.
Where the situation surrounding the entire event changes is at this point, where Floyd is instructed to show his hands. He largely doesn’t for some time, leading the officer to repeatedly order him to show his hands, all while at gun-point (which makes sense since Floyd could have something in his hands which could have harmed the officers, though we come to find out that he didn’t).
One aspect of the situation that many have argued is that Floyd wasn’t visibly resisting arrest from the videos that were shown. Again, the Facebook video and footage shown by CBS News (which really should be taken with a massive grain of salt, and this case proves it) demonstrate a George Floyd who did not resist and who was on the ground only because he fell from the sidewalk.
The CBS News video cut from where Floyd fell to the footage of the Facebook video, where Floyd was noticeably on the other side of the car and from where he had originally fallen. Something had to have happened in between those two moments, but we were not shown it – and it was MASSIVELY CRITICAL that we would be shown it for necessary context, but we weren’t (likely for political reasons).
The body-cam footage shows that Floyd was largely resisting officers’ orders from the beginning, maybe not necessarily to be rebellious or abrasive towards the officers, as he looked more distressed and agitated than aggressive, but he resisted the entire time nonetheless. He was repeatedly told to put his hands either on the steering wheel or on his head and he repeatedly did not listen for some time.
Even as he’s being put in cuffs, he’s resisting a bit. Eventually, the officers had him sit against the wall of the building his vehicle was parked next to, where the officers tried to get some personal information from him (name, DOB, etc.) and explained why they were there in the first place (the call).
Eventually, they drag him to the squad car that was originally shown when we first saw this situation (the car that was Chauvin’s), where he continues to resist. Once they are at the car and the rear door is opened for him, he continues to resist, telling the officers he’s “claustrophobic” and has “anxiety.”
I don’t know about the anxiety part, but I highly doubt he’s claustrophobic for the simple reason that he was in his own car earlier, so what difference would it make to be in the back of a police car and inside your own car when you’re claustrophobic? Aren’t they both enclosed spaces?
The entire time, by the way, he was not only resisting, but was acting not only distressed but also very aloof and out of his mind. His friends tell the officers, as the officers asked them about his erratic behavior, that he has mental issues and that he seemingly has had some trauma with police before (seeing as he had committed plenty of crimes in the past, I wouldn’t be surprised).
The officers seemingly found a weed pipe and something related to PCP in his vehicle, and the toxicology report in his autopsy said that he had fentanyl in his system and recently used methamphetamine prior to his death. The report said: “Decedent experienced a cardiopulmonary arrest while being restrained by law enforcement officer(s).”
In other words, Floyd died of a heart attack, not from neck compressions or anything. Now, the heart attack may have been triggered by the entire situation (being arrested while high, I would imagine, is a highly stressful situation to be in, particularly if you have had bad experiences with police before), but one could hardly consider this to be homicide by the police officers, particularly Chauvin.
Now, I never said that this was homicide anyway, as I had said in the first article talking about this that at the least (from what we knew at the time), this looked like manslaughter, but considering the toxicology report and the body-cam footage, I’m not sure if there is even a case for that (it doesn’t help either that Chauvin is being charged with murder. He will likely walk, which will definitely lead the Left to cause more riots, despite the facts given that Chauvin seems to be innocent here).
The entire narrative surrounding this incident is that cops killed Floyd by kneeling on his neck and keeping him from being able to breathe. While the incident as a whole may have led to his death, the cops may not realistically be blamed here, since a number of other factors contributed far more to Floyd’s death (his past, his drug abuse, etc.).
What makes it even more difficult for officers to really be blamed is that the phrase associated with George Floyd: “I can’t breathe” was stated by Floyd while the officers were trying to put him IN THE SQUAD CAR. The officers weren’t compressing his neck while putting him in the car, and still, Floyd claims to have been unable to breathe in that moment.
Now, whether he could or could not is another matter, what my point here is is that the neck compression is not what led to Floyd’s inability to breathe if he reported a lack of breath from being put in the squad car.
The video, following the officers trying to put him in the car and struggling, eventually have Floyd on the ground.
Like I said before, I’m not a cop, so I do not know standard procedure for something like this. I don’t know if they put him on the ground to further restrain him or to calm him down (though I don’t see the logic of doing that for that purpose), but that is what they eventually decided to do.
Following this, the events shown from the original Facebook video occur, basically putting an end to anything else the footage would show us about the situation.
Now, allow me to clarify some things about this entire incident. From what we can see, particularly knowing that Floyd was a bit off his rocker, the actions of the officers made sense, for the most part. I still don’t know why they had him on the ground, and the reason was not made entirely clear in the video, but other than that, what the officers did still made sense. Floyd was resisting the entire time. There is no denying this.
The events that led to Floyd’s death were not directly caused by the officers. Floyd was visibly distressed, more so than people usually would be in these situations (even given his history with police) and the officers had found paraphernalia in his vehicle. The toxicology report also showed he had drugs in his system (fentanyl) and he recently had used methamphetamine. The situation added to stress, granted, but those drugs are not exactly relievers of stress or help with the regulation of the heartbeat.
George Floyd’s death is still tragic, but it now seems to be more his actions that led to it as opposed to the actions of the officers. Floyd’s death never had anything to do with racism, and now, with police brutality (even while I still can’t quite explain why they had him on the ground, but the reasons are probably just). Officer Chauvin, while seemingly innocent on this count, should still not be reinstated because he still had 17 other reports of excessive force that went undisciplined and unpunished. The other officers should probably have their jobs back, however.
George Floyd’s death never justified the riots and looting and arson committed by domestic terrorists. Even if the officers did straight up murder Floyd (and the evidence shows they definitely didn’t), that still wouldn’t justify the Left’s behavior in all this (not that they care, since they were using this as an excuse to do it).
While I still wish Floyd hadn’t died in that instance, one cannot honestly blame the officers for his death. He overexcited himself from the drugs he took and the past experiences he had with police and suffered a heart attack. Tragic, but not something that should lead to reforming of the police, let alone total defunding of them.
Maybe we should now have a national conversation about the egregious behavior of the Left throughout all of this, since the death of George Floyd has been pretty much cleared up and one can safely say it was not murder or manslaughter.
“Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
BLM is a domestic terror organization. Not only are they Marxists, but they are willing to inflict violence for political purposes (textbook definition of terrorism) and in a recent story, have seemingly developed into a Mafia-like organization, or at least, one of its chapters has.
In Louisville, Kentucky, the local chapter of BLM has issued a list of demands for local businesses to adhere to.
The demands include:
Additional demands include businesses having the “option” to give 1.5% of their revenue to a local “black nonprofit or organization” in lieu of purchasing 23% of inventory from black retailers, as well as mandated “diversity and inclusion training” for all employees, and displaying left-wing messages and posters such as ones that read: “YOU CAN’T STOP THE REVOLUTION” and things related to “reparations.”
What’s more, these businesses would be “inspected” and given ratings of A, C and F, similar to a health and wellness code.
The letter attached to the list of demands is, unsurprisingly, chock-full of Marxist garbage and terminology, such as “gentrification,” which the letter asserts is a “process [that] has been happening to black, indigenous, and persons of color at the hands of white, heterosexual patriarchy since the inception of this nation we call home. Black folx [sic] can’t ‘have their own space’ when wealthy white folks see an opportunity to make more money.”
Should a business fail to comply with this ridiculous and clear extortion tactic, the following consequences would befall them:
And, of course, while they would not actually put it in writing, the businesses stand to be targeted for vandalism at the hands of these thugs.
These criminals are publicly extorting these businesses, but do you want to know the most ironic part? They’re not targeting white-owned businesses, or at least, they’re not only white-owned businesses.
One of the businesses in the NuLu neighborhood where this list of demands was issued is a CUBAN CUISINE restaurant, owned by a Cuban migrant.
Fernando Martinez is the owner of this Cuban restaurant, called La Bodeguita de Mima, and he received the same extortion letter from BLM as the other businesses.
Martinez publicly denounced the extortion from the radical terrorist group and rightly called them “mafia tactics” meant to intimidate business owners to do their will. What’s more, Latino immigrants showed up to protest at the restaurant in support of Martinez and his business. At one point, Martinez gave a short speech, saying:
“La Bodeguita is open to everybody. If you’re gay, this is your home. If you’re black, this is your home. If you’re white, this is your home. If you’re human, this is your home.”
He also condemned the criticism his business faced: “How can I be called a bigot and a racist when my family is black? When my son is gay? I’m the proud father of a gay son, and I’m gonna fight for him against anybody.”
During the speech, Martinez also told the story of how he got to the States, being an 18-year-old on a raft from Cuba, fleeing communism in search of freedom and a life and hope. “It’s sad that we have to justify who we are as people. We need to come together as a community. We’re not the enemy of the black community. We’re all people and we come in all colors.”
Martinez rightly calls out the mafia tactics being used to intimidate and extort money out of businesses by BLM, so unsurprisingly, people associated with the terrorist organization sought to discredit the guy as a whole and accuse him of racism and being a threat to black lives.
Sadiqa Reynolds, president and CEO of the Louisville Urban League (so technically not BLM, but they are pretty much associated politically and both are funded by the Left), lambasted Martinez:
“Rather than respond to demands tendered, even in the negative, and affirm that he is aware of the pain our people are in, instead he chooses to highlight what he believes is his superiority. I’m not sure why any human, other than a racist, would choose this time to tell us how little our lives matter.”
Did it sound, from what I shared of his short speech, like Martinez was “telling” black people “how little" their “lives matter”? Does it sound like he was attacking black people? Does it sound like he was belittling them or insinuating they are unimportant? Does it sound like he believed he was “superior” or that he was displaying “superiority”?
NOT AT ALL and this she-demon knows it, but she has a one-track mind that everyone that doesn’t look like her is a racist (and she doesn’t realize the irony of such a line of thought), so she claims Martinez is a racist because he CALLED THEM OUT on their mafioso tactics.
See, Sadiqa was expecting Martinez to either bend the knee to them or, if he refused, to at least take the beta male route and mention how black people are “in danger” or “recognize” the “pain” that black people are in. The white liberal always acts like this, either bending the knee or, if they disagree (a rarity) with something, they make sure they do not offend their black liberal masters by “recognizing” black people’s “suffering” in this country.
I don’t know Martinez’ politics, but considering he had to flee Cuba as an 18-year-old, I don’t imagine he is all too keen on voting for socialists.
This idea of mine is further demonstrated by Luis David Fuentes, writing for El Kentubano, a Latin publication in Kentucky, who writes: “[A]s a minority group and as immigrants,” people coming from Cuba have “fallen in love with this city and nation… to pursue the American dream.”
“Although our community has achieved great success in this city, we continue to miss our homeland, our neighborhoods we grew up in and our families we left behind. We did not want to leave all of those, but we had to. We had to escape the socialist government that took away our grandparents’ private businesses in 1959 and continue to restrict our civil and political rights today.”
Fuentes, like many who escape Cuba and leave other socialist Latin American countries (and who recognize that those countries are socialist), is not a fan of communism at all. I imagine Martinez isn’t either and what we are seeing right now is a communist organization extorting businesses for political reasons.
We are seeing (a minority of) Americans clamoring for the same sort of broken and deadly political ideology that has destroyed countless countries and that these very people have fought hard to escape from.
For this reason, Fuentes went on to add how many people risked their lives in pursuit of “freedom, respect and prosperity,” which could hardly be found, if at all, in communist countries, and he noted that these values are under attack “because of the diffusion and expansion of Marxist ideas.”
And he is certainly correct. BLM, and other Leftist organizations, are nothing but communist organizations clamoring for things they either know nothing about or things that they believe they will exclusively benefit from, but in all likelihood will not.
I have already said in many other articles that those who support socialism/communism are one of two kinds of people: either A) people who don’t know what it actually is and what it actually does to people and entire nations or B) people who know what it is and does but are more than happy to apply it because they believe they will benefit from it via political power or influence, etc. Those at the top of BLM or ANTIFA organizations are usually the latter, though they typically are the useful idiots that serve the people who actually get all the power (usually politicians) and get eliminated (often literally) once their use has run out.
The people running these mafia tactics are the useful idiots who believe they will benefit from businesses’ compliance but fail to understand that when a business is unable to operate, or is restricted in its ability to operate, it will either move or close down.
If these businesses are extorted like this and cannot pay their costs, they will close down or move, affecting their communities. Businesses that are treated and threatened like this usually don’t tend to do well and when that happens, it’s the people in the community that suffer for it (though not the people in the organizations because they tend to be paid to do crap like this anyway and they generally do not really care about their communities).
But regardless of what happens from here on, whether the businesses are forced to comply or are willing to push back on the oppressive rule of the minority, there’s no denying how utterly despicable, and yet, not exactly unsurprising, it is for BLM to issue these criminal demands.
They are an organized crime syndicate at this point, or at least, this chapter is. I hope the local police will ensure that the businesses do not suffer from this clear extortion perpetrated by a criminal mob that hates them.
“Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
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