Derek Chauvin is still free.
You're probably wondering just what the hell is going on in Minneapolis. If you're worried about a Target, please see your way out. I'll continue with the rest of you: Four days ago, on Memorial Day, now-former police officer Derek Chauvin choked the life out of George Floyd on a city street. There have been righteously angry protests ever since. During that time, no one with the appropriate authority has bothered to arrest Chauvin. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman is staging a one-man version of Hamlet, as if he doesn't have video footage of a brutal murder.
Meanwhile, CNN reporter Omar Jimenez, who's black, was arrested while reporting live near the third police precinct, which had been set on fire earlier. It was a long day. Jimenez identified himself as a reporter and told the police he and his crew would move wherever they wanted. Instead, Jimenez was cuffed and carried off to jail.
"We can move back to where you like. We are live on the air here. ... Put us back where you want us. We are getting out of your way -- wherever you want us (we'll) get out of your way," Jimenez said to police before he was led away.
The police claimed Jimenez and his crew were “detained" because they were told to scram and didn't. Fox News also cried "FAKE NEWS!" about the senseless arrest caught live on video, which we can watch with our eyes.
You know, because the FBI did a Russian witch hoax to him, therefore he feels black folks' pain.
Laura Ingraham has a message for The Blacks, so in case The Blacks were not watching Laura Ingraham last night — you know, ON THE OFF CHANCE — here is that message. It is that Donald Trump of all people understands what police brutality is like, because the Deep State FBI has been Russia Witch Hoaxing him all these many years. Aren't those just the same?
In other words, Donald Trump also too believes Fuck Tha Po-lice! He just believes it in a different way. And also he's a bigot. And he's currently warring with Twitter over his God-given right to threaten extrajudicial killings against black people in Minneapolis. But aside from all that!
Media Matters has the transcript, which proves that this is real, and what your Nana watched last night, on Fox News.
Now would be a good time to arrest Derek Chauvin.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, burned for a third-straight night, following the police's vicious killing of George Floyd on Monday. It's important to remember the black man who was alive before he was dead following a fatal neck massage. Prince's home town is often freezing cold or sticky and humid, but it's rarely literally on fire. Despite what Tucker Carlson might have you believe, black people don't just break into the Minneapolis police station because it's Thursday.
White people just aren't regularly murdered during routine encounters with the police. Dylann Roof mowed down nine black people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Police not only took him into custody without suffocating him but they even brought him a hamburger. This was defended because Roof was so busy race killing he hadn't eaten in days (time just gets away from you) and a “criminal suspect is entitled to humane treatment," like a fast-food meal. Floyd was also entitled to a continued supply of oxygen. That would've been humane.
Roof is also still alive almost five years after shooting up a church. Floyd is still dead four days after allegedly attempting to use a $20 bill at a convenience store that an employee identified as counterfeit. That was the “crime," and if the convenience store clerk was correct, Floyd was likely the one who'd been screwed. Prosecutors would have to prove Floyd intended to pull some complex Ocean's 11-style heist with his funny money. Yet he was arrested on the scene instead of simply out $20. Meanwhile, the officer who killed Floyd on camera is still free because, gosh gee whiz, it's so hard putting an airtight case together. Black folks might get the impression we are not subject to equal protection under the law.
GET HIM, @JACK!
Ho. Lee. Shit.
Good morning, America! Minneapolis burned last night — literally — and so Donald Trump decided to throw some gasoline on the flame, by threatening actual extrajudicial violence against citizens.
It started the usual whinyass Trump way, with Trump whining about the mayor of Minneapolis, but if you'll notice, it started to escalate toward the end:
You can tell Trump wrote it himself because the English is so poor and the capitalizations so random.
Then the next tweet came:
And that was the part where Donald Trump threatened to kill American citizens for being so outraged over yet another police murder of an unarmed black man that they're literally burning shit down.
You've probably already heard, but Twitter decided to invoke its new "Mark Trump's Tweets 'NSFW' Sometimes" policy, and while he was dreaming whatever illiterate Nazi dreams he dreams, they slapped a big old warning on it. And he is MAD.