What do all these cities that are burning have in common? They are all governed by democratic machine politicians. The MSM would have one believe that Trump is responsible due to his rhetoric. What is the old saw about actions speaking louder than words?
John Nolte from Breitbart points out that many of the cities burning are bastions of democratic machine politics. A spark can be a dangerous thing only when there is plenty of combustibles laying around.
Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Fayetteville, Atlanta, New York, Nashville, Seattle, Portland, Philadelphia, Chicago, Milwaukee, Salt Lake, Washington DC, Detroit, Indianapolis, San Francisco, Kansas City, Houston, Charlotte, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Denver, Dallas, Phoenix, Tampa, Baltimore, Oakland, Louisville…John Nolte, Breitbart
How many of the listed cities have a mayor of District Attorney who routinely ignore the law and undermine the police?
How many cities have a mayor who has made statements supporting protesters or groups?
I don’t know the nature of the complaints against the Minneapolis Officer charged with killing Floyd. The nineteen year veteran had seventeen or eighteen previous complaints. All of these complaints came while the police department was under the control of a democratic administration. Seems like if there is blame to be apportioned this would be a good starting point.
Could it be that the rioters in Minneapolis are only following the lead of the Mayor? It appears that the mayor has decided to ignore one set of laws. The protesters chose to ignore other laws. What happned to diversity? “To each his own.”
I don’t know what process Minneapolis PD follows in administering discipline. I suspect it follows practice common to other areas of the country. First, discipline is an administrative procedure. It is separate from a criminal action. Many times there are two different investigations. One to determine if the target activity was “within policy” and the other to determine if criminal charges are warranted.
In an administrative procedure, the accused is (in effect) pronounced guilty and action is specified. In this case firing. The accused can accept the decision or appeal it. If the accused appeals the decision, then an administrative trial is held.
In Texas, officers are suspended with pay during the investigative phase. Once a decision to fire are brought against the officer, he is suspended without pay. A hearing is then conducted. The decision can be appealed to arbitration and then to district court, if need be. The process can take years.
Mayor Frey announced the firing of the officers shortly after the death of Floyd. He also stated that he could’t understand why they hadn’t been arrested. If Mayor Frey can’t be bothered to follow the rules, why should the protesters?
I just can’t get upset that these cities are burning. The people that live there brought it on themselves. They have two choices. They can vote to effect change. Or, they can buy marshmallows. Bon Appetite!