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NEW INFORMATION SHEDS LIGHT ON POLICE ACTION IN TAYLOR, BLAKE CASES

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION (LU) AUG. 28-30, 2020) — Breona Taylor, George Floyd, Jacob Blake. All blacks. All  done by cops. All “turning their lives around.” All  an aftermath of “peaceful protests.”  THE PLANET makes three points at the outset:

1.) None “deserved” to be killed or paralyzed.

2.) The shootings took place in a context.

3.) The context of the actions of both police and victims must be fully understood before judgment can be made. New information on Taylor and Blake drives home the contention.

4.) The shootings were done in a time of pandemic and politics when irrationality has replaced reason, with the radical left showing blind contempt for all cops, placing the men and women in blue in a “can’t win” situation. They must protect public safety, but if they pursue suspected criminals in the heat of these hair-triggered, polarized times, they risk losing their jobs and livelihoods . Overnight, the job of police officer has become a political nightmare.

TAYLOR

She died on March 13 when Louisville, KY police, executing a no-knock warrant, knocked on her door with an order to let them in. Still no answer, except gunfire from Taylor’s boyfriend, in which a bullet embedded in the thigh of one of the officers. Police returned fire, killing Taylor.

An internal Louisville police investigation previously saw light this week, showing Taylor’s extensive ties to a man accused of being one of Louisville’s top drug traffickers, Jamarcus Glover. On Jan. 3, for example, following Glover’s arrest on trafficking and weapons charges, he called Taylor from the jail and asked her to contact one of his co-defendants to get bail money. Taylor responded that the associate was “already at the trap” — slang for a drug house. Glover told her to be on standby to pick him up if he made bail. Police arrested Glover at that same drug house the night Taylor was killed, charging him with drug offenses and weapons trafficking. Glover told police Taylor handled “all my money.”

BLAKE

He was well-known to Kenosha, WI-area police. Earlier, he had pulled a gun at a local bar. When bouncers got to him, he refused to go quietly. He also had been charged with battery, strangulation (domestic), suffocation (domestic), bail jumping, felonious activity, and disorderly conduct.

The left’s rush to canonize Blake left behind relevant information that provides a greater understanding of why officers were leery when they showed up this week at the scene of domestic trouble. The domestic issue occurred, police say, when Blake violated a protection order given by a judge to “the mother of his children” (not his wife). Here’s a comlaint involving Blake and the same woman from May of this year:

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/7043323/Jacob-Blake-Criminal-Complaint.pdf

A highlight from the police report that gives you a better idea of Citizen Blake:

LNB stated at about 6AM she was woken up by the father of her children, Jacob Blake, herein known as the defendant, standing over her saying, “I want my shit.” As LNB lay there, on her back, the defendant, suddenly and without warning, reached his hand between her legs, penetrated her vaginally with a finger, pull it out and sniffed it, and said, “Smells like you’ve been with other men.”

Police shot Blake after he resisted officer’s commands, continued walking to his car, reached in to get a weapon, later found to be a knife.

Apologists who want to demonize the police argue that Blake’s well-known previous criminal conduct has no bearing on the shooting, claiming that it follows the typical pattern of trying to dig up dirt on the “victim.” That’s fantasy-land. THE PLANET responds by saying law-abiding citizens like Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski do not amass criminal records. Decent citizens do not do this.

Why did the police shoot him seven times? After he’s aggressively reaching in the car? Pulling out who knows what? After he’s refused multiple police orders? After he’s violated a court order?In these razor-edged times? Seven was excessive. They acted, overacted, then reacted in the adrenalized split second of doubt where life and death hangs on the curved top of a question mark, quivering, ready to stay or fall on the flapping of a moth’s wings.

Have a great weekend, everybody.

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LOVE TO ALL.

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Quinine Bydone
Quinine Bydone
1 month ago

Great stuff Dan. Unfortunately Black America disagrees with you.

Blare
Blare
Reply to  Quinine Bydone
1 month ago

Not all of black America, by any stretch of the imagination. I stumbled on the video below earlier today. Incredibly powerful. 10 minutes long. Please watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVjV4rQ5NKg

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Blare
1 month ago

Blare,
That was long, but excellent. Wow.

Blare
Blare
Reply to  J2S
30 days ago

Glad you liked. Definitely worth the 10 minutes. Rep. Deberry is awesome – and courageous.

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Quinine Bydone
1 month ago

Sorry Quinine but the decenct hard working and honest black America knows a dog and pony when they see it.

Unrequestered Perturbed
Unrequestered Perturbed
1 month ago

850 u mass workers furloughed.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Unrequestered Perturbed
1 month ago

Saw that. Also on the local front, Price Rite closing with jobs lost.

Blare
Blare
1 month ago

The videos of George Floyd’s death have been viewed widely, including complete body cam footage from the arresting officers which shows that Floyd was non-compliant to an extreme and began saying “I can’t breath” long before he was wrestled to the ground. Did he deserve to die? Of course not. But the entire incident is filled with murk, due to Floyd’s behavior, the drugs in his system, etc.

There was no such murk surrounding the death of Ryan Whitaker three days earlier. Mr, Whitaker had no record and by all accounts was pro law enforcement. And yet he died at the hands of the police, shot dead in his doorway after a visit based upon an exaggerated 911 call. The caller was clearly annoyed by the noise from Mr. Whitaker’s apartment. When the 911 operator asked if it sounded like an assault was taking place, the caller asked if that would speed the police response. The operator said yes, at which point the caller said (paraphrasing) “then yes, I think it sounded like someone being thrown into the wall.” And so the cops were primed for violence when they arrived.

The rest can be seen in the video below. Fair warning – while the video is censored and not gory, the audio alone is disturbing. Pay attention to the cops’ response (none) after Whitaker was shot. He died moaning in front of them, while the police made no attempt to render aid and wouldn’t even let his girlfriend comfort him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R49P9TuFLOQ

The officers involved still work for he Phoenix PD. Nobody has been fired, let alone arrested. Yet non-local media interest in this story has been completely nonexistent. Go figure. No riots, no looting, nothing burned.

Bottom line is that bad cops are out there. They need to be dealt with – swiftly, and without absurd police union roadblocks appearing at every turn. Public confidence in law enforcement demands it.

BUT, the general smearing of police needs to stop, particularly the false racial narrative fueling the rage and mayhem we are seeing across the land. Things have gotten completely out of hand. Enough is enough.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

I still feel bad about the tragedy of the late-Bernard Baran who was framed by Berkshire County’s criminal justice system. He spent around 2 decades in Massachusetts State Prison where he was repeatedly beaten and raped, while the Berkshire County District Attorney’s Office knowingly hid exculpatory evidence of audio tape recordings of children that proved he was framed. After D.A. Gerry Downing, who (illegally) prosecuted the case along with Daniel Ford in the 1980’s, died in late-2003, it took D.A. David Capeless a couple of years to release the exculpatory evidence to the Massachusetts Appeals Court. After Capeless released the exculpatory evidence, Bernard Baran was released from prison. The point I am making here is that the criminal justice system is sometimes criminal!

EWendt
EWendt
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

That’s incorrect. The “exculpatory” tapes were not located until right after Capeless took office and he turned them over immediately. Nothing was hidden, they just weren’t found. PS Bernie wasn’t the victim. A whole bunch of little kids were.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  EWendt
1 month ago

You, “EWendt”, sound too good to be true! If, by some chance, you (“EWendt”), are correct, then it was “a perfect storm” of bad news for the now late Bernard Baran, who many now believed was framed for the sexual abuse of young children. Why doesn’t someone out there in the news media, such as blogger Dan Valenti, interview former Berkshire County District Attorney David Capeless and get the bottom of all of this before David Capeless passes away from old age? How could all of this remain a mystery since the 1980’s? Did the Prosecutors (the now late Gerry Downing and Daniel Ford) knowingly hide the audio tape recordings of the children or were they, as you (“EWendt”) state: “were not located until right after Capeless took office”? Why did it take D.A. Capeless a couple of years to turn over the exculpatory evidence to the Massachusetts Appeals Court, which led to Bernard Baran being freed from Massachusetts State Prison? Lastly, I agree with you (“EWendt”) that a whole bunch of little kids were victims of sexual abuse.

EWendt
EWendt
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

I see now why others refuse argue with you. I just told you it did not take a couple of years and then you repeat the same misinformation. All of this was already in the local paper.

BlueLivesMatter
BlueLivesMatter
Reply to  EWendt
1 month ago

Bernie was innocent and nor a single child was victimized, trust me

Spagirlfrommass
Spagirlfrommass
Reply to  EWendt
1 month ago

Bernie was a falsely accused victim.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Hello again, corrupt EPA,

GE recently reported that it has $81.1 billion in debts. The corrupt EPA and GE have not even deposited one single penny into an escrow or trust account to pay for a so-called cleanup project of the polluted Housatonic River that will last over one dozen consecutive years. The so-called cleanup of Pittsfield’s toxic waste industrial chemicals cost GE over $500 million. The polluted Housatonic River is many miles longer than Pittsfield’s so-called cleanup under the horrible 2000 Consent Decree.

Without at least $1 billion in an escrow or trust account paid upfront by GE, then the horrible 2020 corrupt EPA and GE announced settlement is nothing but an empty promise! $81.1 billion in debts means that GE is in serious financial trouble. Moreover, GE has been accused of accounting fraud since 1995, or for the past 25 years. How could the corrupt EPA rationally accept any kind of agreement with the heavily indebted and alleged accounting fraudster GE company without an upfront financial commitment?

Also, if the corrupt EPA allows GE to put a toxic waste leaky landfill in Lee (Mass.), then the local property owners will see their property values plummet. GE should be made to compensate the local property owners who live in both Lee and Lenoxdale.

In Truth!

Jonathan Melle

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
1 month ago

Morales was quoted as saying the water main break would deplete water levels at Quabbin reservoir. I had no idea we were getting water from Quabbin as that is a very long way away. But that is what we pay these guys big bucks for, knowing where our water supply comes from.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
1 month ago

Could one of the neg folk comment on my post so I know what your gripe is?

danvalenti
danvalenti
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
1 month ago

Me too, JD. The post posits a good question re: the Quabbin.

Bruno Hakalugi
Bruno Hakalugi
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Morales must be Spanish for buffoon.

BlueLivesMatter
BlueLivesMatter
Reply to  Bruno Hakalugi
1 month ago

You can’t say that about a minority it’s been outlawed by the left

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

the mayors trolls do not like people poking into the citys business. She seems to have sic d them upon my very being…so..

oh my

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
1 month ago

Johnny, you evidently have been a very bad taxpayer, how dare you ask anything or say anything about this Administration. Don’t you realize they are perfect, never do anything wrong and if they do they sweep it under the rug. If you live in Pittsfield you are commanded to live dynamically and vibrantly. Haven’t you ever noticed that all comments on the City of Pittsfield Facebook that question the doings of this Administration are immediately removed as “irreverent”. WE Taxpayers are not suppose to question anything, like where the pot money is going, why there is no traffic enforcement, why the roads are still potholed and no line painting, why the City is full of trash and pan handlers, why stores are closing left and right and being replaced with pot growing facilities and what the Administration is doing with our tax money. We are suppose behave, since we evidently are living in Pittsfield the Land of Make Believe.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Hello “Merry & Bright”, May I please question the lovely Linda Tyer why Matt Kerwood is sitting on a +$10 million slush fund? Is not that the excess municipal tax dollars from Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski’s personal savings? Best wishes, Jonathan Melle

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

I think they do not like to be embarrrased or asked to explain anything. Though they were elected BY THE PEOPLE it is a false assumption that they WORK for the people.

Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
1 month ago

Tread easily. Don’t push the race card. Diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity are not necessarily synonymous with competence.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
1 month ago

Dan, I respectfully disagree with every premise of your article.
Those incidents you mention were the result of police incompetence. The young kid who shot Jacob in the back had no business taking out his weapon. And for goodness sakes the chief looks like a product of redneck inbreeding and his publicized comments are an embarrassment.
Jesus the public officials need to raise their game.
The dumb Pittsfield works guy who let the pipe burst – incompetent. Those cops – incompetent. You can take race away or leave it and the cops were wrong. The National Review has a few good reports on this and they see It as I do.

BlueLivesMatter
BlueLivesMatter
Reply to  Kermit Frog
1 month ago

Cops was 10000percent justified man was a fugitive armed who didn’t drop knife

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  BlueLivesMatter
1 month ago

I think that ideology is a part of the problem. Cops don’t have a right to use deadly force anytime someone disobeys them. Some cops seem to think they can do this or should do this. They could have picked up Blake at home later. I know it was hard for the police but they were wrong.
The no knock warrant (a bad idea almost all the time) is a sign to me they didn’t want to arrest Breyana – they wanted the drug dealer. They could have picked her up at work. They could I have had agents ready to search her house.
You can’t get a level headed reporting in the US press. It’s all political sides which is sickening, to be honest. The BBC interviewed some ex NYC police who thought the office holding Blake’s shirt while shooting him was outrageous – and it is.
The police unions and the teachers unions are the same – they ‘die on a hill’ sticking to some political posture that is about supporting failure and it isn’t of supporting the public and tax payers. For example, the only reason real Covid rates in Berkshire Co are coming out now is the Tricia Fat Ass wants to support the corrupt teachers unions. It’s all a racket, which is depressing, sorry.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world-us-canada-53954181

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

Floyd not shot by cops, of course. But coming out now that he had enough meth and fentanyl in his system to kill him. No wonder he couldn’t breathe. No excusing Officer Idiot Chauvin, of course.

Has there ever been a person shot by cops who was a law-abiding citizen? Just going about his or her or its business peacefully? With no criminal record the length of a CVS receipt? Actually coming from or going to a JOB?

Probably, but no more than about .01%.

Vio Lentz
Vio Lentz
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

Trump will be gone in November. Hang in there Democrat’s.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Vio Lentz
1 month ago

Joe said something along the same lines about Democrats hanging in there until November and then mentioned basement. He was sputtering along until he got confused from the notes he was reading from and the feed was cut.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

Are ya kiddin? Trump has three (count them) telepromters in front of him and a wire in his ear to clue him in on what he should say. Putin is the one in his ear and Steve Miller is feeding his promters.

and still the guy veers off script knowing his diciples don’t care what he says as long as they can gaze upon his wonderous being

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
1 month ago

I’m not kidding. I wanted to hear what he had to say. I’m still an undecided voter.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Vio Lentz
1 month ago

You must have failed civics.

1. If Trump loses, he’ll leave on January 20, 2021.
2.But after his display this week, he’ll have to resign on Monday–again.

Blare
Blare
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

I can think of two. Ryan Whitaker and Daniel Shaver. But shhh. The narrative’s not quite right for some reason.

Shaver’s murderer was acquitted, then granted a lifetime disability pension of $30k/yr at age 28 due to psychological damage from blowing Shaver away.

Amelia Ear Hurts
Amelia Ear Hurts
1 month ago

Well, welcome to the effing club, MelMaz and Smitty. Glad you noticed the very loud and disruptive US military aerial vehicles over your head.

We’ve had US Army attack helicopters up here about once a week since the runway expansion in 2012, usually at about 8 or 9 pm. MelMaz has certainly heard of the choppers up here many times.

But they’ve never bothered either of you, right?

But I’m glad you were bothered, and hope you continue to be bothered. Maybe Ol’ “Smitty” can look into the situation with the helicopters too and do something about that, but I doubt it. They don’t bother him, ya see.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Amelia Ear Hurts
1 month ago

Those damn helicopters drive me nuts. I could understand if it was once in a while, but it’s constant all summer. Flying way to low.

Be The Change
Be The Change
1 month ago

Hence the term “brief” ? Sly dog !

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

Just like the Chicago mayor thinks there are two systems of justice. One for regular people and one for important politicians. Lori Lightfoot demanded that protesters not be allowed anywhere near the street where she lives and used lots of police to enforce her demand. I thought they were peaceful so why would they bother her? She says she is afraid after threats she has been receiving. What about the fear of people in the city that she refuses to protect? Shouldn’t they have all the police protection they need too instead of having to suffer through this “social experiment” of the Democrats who now believe in getting rid of police for citizens of these cities?

Vio Lentz
Vio Lentz
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Seems Mr. Blake was not a dead beat father like some have portrayed him but actually was a good man.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

What about all the people who died from the virus because their president did not care enough about them to take charge. Thank God for govenors or we would all be dead and Trump would still have tht shit eating grin on his puss.

Despite claiming to have the best medical people in the world the U.S. somehow is rated 2nd worst IN THE WORLD at containing this pandemic. Trump not only provided little help but actually handicapped his medical experts so that they were unable to be more effective. He is till trying to find ways to make it even worse. Why? Because the chaaos is making Putin very very happy.

Blare
Blare
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
1 month ago

The data is becoming more unequivocal with each passing day. You are 100% wrong. The fact is, by pushing back against the alarmists, Trump will have saved lives in the end. Not saying it was a well thought out strategy behind it all, but the results are what matter. Or should, in a rational world where things like health and law and order don’t take a back seat to politics.

The elderly, medically compromised and morbidly obese are at extreme risk. The young are at virtually no risk. Herd immunity is what is slowing the virus. If the healthy and/or young had been allowed to carry on with their lives, HI would have been achieved that much sooner. Making EVERYONE safer.

Like it or not, this thing ain’t going away before about 20% are infected. Anywhere (outside of Asia, which is a different animal). We could have taken steps to make sure that that 20% was composed of people able to withstand the virus. Instead, we treated everyone equal and shut it all down. So an unnecessary number of oldsters died, while children suffered and will continue to suffer from COVID-response externalities. Especially poor children. The economic catastrophe we ushered in is going to take a massive toll for years.

In the interest of protecting everyone, we protected no one. More elderly than necessary have already died, and more of everyone else than necessary will die later.

All in all, a perfect example of bureaucracy at work, especially hyper-political bureaucracy.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Blare
1 month ago

We did NOT shut it all down. We talked about it, set up guidlines and did it maybe for a few hours but then Trump did a 180 and then we opened beaches and resturants and Disney and Vegas and Casinos. We are doing it all ass backwards. Italy shut it down. France shut it down. Spain shut it down. China shut it down. Americans are being sacraficed at Trumps altar.

Blare
Blare
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
1 month ago

No, we did not shut the entire country down. Which was a good thing – that is precisely my point. The areas that we DID shut down fared the worst – by far.

The strictest lockdowns were in the northeast. And today NY, NJ, MA and CT have the four worst death rates in the nation, by many multiples compared to just about any other state. 4-6X worse than any of those supposedly irresponsible, ignorant states down south, except Louisiana – the only southern state to impose a strict lockdown early.

The countries you mention illustrate my point. Ignore China because their data is too unreliable, but go to the worldometer website and look at Italy, France and Spain. Click on each country and then scroll down and look at the daily case charts. COVID has re-emerged bigly in ALL THREE. Because they were locked down before reaching the herd immunity threshold. The daily case graphs look like suspension bridges. The daily death graphs have yet to turn back upward significantly, but that is coming soon (though they won’t be nearly as bad as the March/April period).

Now look at Sweden, which had the fewest COVID restrictions in the developed world. Back in April, Sweden was mocked and shamed for their response. But they stayed the course. Schools were not closed for a single day.

The result? Sweden’s daily case graph rose more gradually, finally peaking on June 24. Then it declined to a baseline, manageable number. Where it remains. Along the way, deaths steadily declined to the point where they have almost disappeared. Which leads to the crucial difference – unlike the countries you mentioned, Sweden’s daily death rate will NOT spike again in the way that Italy, Spain and France’s surely will.

They had it right from the start. Virus is gonna virus. But they had their eye on herd immunity form the get-go. So they left the country almost entirely open, except for a few restrictions pertaining to elderly care facilities. Which was exactly the right thing to do. Protect the extremely vulnerable, but accept that mother nature’s wrath must sometime be confronted head-on. The notion that we could have locked ourselves inside and wished it away – permanently – is delusional, particularly given the transmissibility of this virus. Lockdowns cause obscene death rates in the near term, the worst part being that older folks are hit hardest and a disproportionate number of them die, which offers no contribution toward herd immunity.

Tied to that, additional studies have come out regarding post-infection immunity. Turns out that the helper T-cells formed in response to the virus show signs of being incredibly durable. They may provide immunity for more than a decade, similar to H1N1 T-cells. (It is an astonishing mystery that any immunity analyses focusing on antibody counts were ever published, anywhere. Antibodies start declining as soon as a virus is killed off in our systems. But the T-cells are still there, ready to make more antibodies as soon as they’re needed. This is really basic science.)

A lot to read, but I hope you’ll at least look into what I’m saying. I get that people despise Trump, but playing up this virus in a way that leads to bad policy and more suffering is not the way to express that hatred.

Blare
Blare
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
1 month ago

Wow. This COVID research is fascinating. Although now that I’m getting into the weeds, I’m getting really, really angry. This country is filled with shysters and frauds who lack any moral decency.

Teachers union folk are now crowing about a court victory in FL that declares the state order to re-open schools unconstitutional. It’s a “victory for our children’s safety” they are saying.

But hey, how about those Swedes? Swedish kids have not missed a single day of school since the pandemic began. To date, exactly ONE Swede under the age of 20 has died of COVID, circumstances and age unknown.

(FYI, 5,821 Swedes have died in total. 72 have been under age 50)

Please, for the love of God, open our schools fully. Stop the hysteria. Is defeating Donald Trump THAT important??? Are you willing to sacrifice lives to do it? Put a dent in all our children’s futures? Newsflash – BLM has already guaranteed Trump’s re-election in a landslide. Maybe it’s time to give up the ghost and turn your brains back on concerning this COVID thing.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Blare
1 month ago

Well put, Blare. Open EVERYTHING up. Guv Baker is a tyrant, unable & unwilling to completely lift the lockdown & travel restrictions for political reasons.

Blare
Blare
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
30 days ago

Totally agree. The politicization of this virus is obscene, especially at the “authority” level. People have (quite reasonably) been scared stiff by panic porn headlines, thanks to a depressingly large cadre of biased, deeply political doctors and “scientists” who are presented as objective experts. Objective my ass. They have ignored five months of data and accumulated knowledge about COVID. They have ignored statistical analyses showing the many ways that our blunt response to COVID has been a travesty.

Best way to illustrate is to compare Sweden (already discussed) with Peru. Peru had the strictest lockdown on the planet, enacted early. Result? The highest death rate in the world, and it’s getting worse. Horrific results at the cost of economic devastation that will set Peru back decades. It’s madness. Should be criminal, actually.

Blare
Blare
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
30 days ago

Agreed. Btw, the is one of the few early commentaries on COVID that has aged well. 100% spot-on. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31035-7/fulltext

Blare
Blare
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
30 days ago

In the better-late-than-never category, even the NY Times is beginning to reverse course. Because the relevant data is clear, while the “hysteria” data is pure bunk.

History will not be kind to people at the “authority level” who are indifferent to killing people, harming our children and creating economic devastation in the name of their politics.

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
Reply to  Blare
30 days ago

Well said, Blare.

Ay Sultweppon
Ay Sultweppon
1 month ago

The parylized shooting victim by Kenosha police is shackled to his hospital bed? Could someone explain this?

James
James
Reply to  Ay Sultweppon
1 month ago

Maybe he threatened suicide and it’s for his own safety?

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Ay Sultweppon
1 month ago

Pretty sure the racist Trump ordered it. Tied the guy down himself.

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Ay Sultweppon
1 month ago

getting yourself shot isn’t a get out of jail free card

BlueLivesMatter
BlueLivesMatter
Reply to  Ay Sultweppon
1 month ago

It’s called being under arrest

JohnnyTwoCents
JohnnyTwoCents
Reply to  Ay Sultweppon
1 month ago

Perhaps because he is in custody, you ill informed xxxxxx??????

When you arrest somebody, you handcuff that somebody, even if they need medical treatment. The cuffs get removed only for necessary medical treatment, and then put back on, period. Or has Hidin Biden would say, Period, Period, Period.

D-Fens
D-Fens
1 month ago

Men and women with blue hair hate the men in blue…

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago
J2S
J2S
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

DNC refers to the group as “impactful community leaders”. See the DNC convention outline.

Lenny
Lenny
1 month ago

Off topic – story in Beagle about the low-flying C-130s that no one seems to know anything about. I was out bbqing when they literally flew over the roof of my house – I thought we were under attack – never saw planes fly that close to the ground – frightening experience. I hope someone gets to the bottom of it, as Westover & Pittsfield International airports knew nothing about them. Military planes on a training mission? They almost clipped the trees in my yard!

James
James
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

Also off topic, Harrrington is in a bitchfest on facebook over her full time job supporting Kennedy. Does she do anything within her actual job description?

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

Are you sure it was not Trica coming home for the weekend?

acheshirecat
acheshirecat
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

Just training or keeping up required flight time. Here in Cheshire we see low flyers and choppers regularly. The C-130 Hercules swoops in so low that we can read the Planes ID # clearly. The C-130 can be fitted to drop water and battle forest fires. Flying that low could be training for that. As far as the noise, we call that the sound of freedom!

JohnnyTwoCents
JohnnyTwoCents
Reply to  acheshirecat
1 month ago

Thank you Cheshire Cat. According to my sources, these C-130’s were loaded with water tanks, and were probably simulating/practicing water. Choppers have been flying over my house, 500 feet, for years. Yes it’s the sound of freedom. I used the opportunity to educate my son about freedom, and how it is never free, and it is the small price we as homeowners pay for it.

Laughed my ass off reading about how the progressive nut jobs went ballistic when Vermont got the F-35. Too loud for the liberals. Burlington never sounded so good. Now they and their elected leaders are demanding no F-35 flying during COVID, because it is upsetting the leftie loons working from home. Uneffinbelieveable.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  JohnnyTwoCents
1 month ago

Perhaps the C-130s were flying loaded with water to refill Quabbin reservior after the Pittsfield pipe leak. Hope the Pittsfied taxpayers don’t have to pay for that and OMG if they do cuz our water rates are already way high.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  acheshirecat
1 month ago

Hollerich Farm in Cheshire needs to expand his runway just in case. lol .The motorcycle museum was something with the all the earlier bikes they had.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

The US forest service has Modular Aircraft Fire Firefighting System, which you can read more about in link. Nice break from the Trump Bashing, or Hidin Biden. According to the article, Nevada, Colorado, California, and Wyoming reserve or guad units have them, which of course make sense. These units are loaded into a C-130 and 3,000 gallons of fire retardent or water can be dropped out in a quarter mile area, in 10 seconds. Just a theory but perhaps the C-130’s were doing simulations/low flight practice runs of fire suppression missions, since were in a drought, and the Quabbin could be drained due to city’s incompetence.

https://www.nationalguard.mil/News/Article/2321995/nevada-air-guard-helping-to-battle-california-wildfires/

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

It is a Trump intimidation effort.

Lenny
Lenny
1 month ago

Excellent convention put on by the revitalized Trump Republican Party. Great display of Trump’s accomplishments as well as his acts of compassion. It was an uplifting celebration of America – great job! Trump/Pence 2020!

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

I had more people waiting for me to get off the shitter the morning after the Biden/Harris DNC Zoom convention , than they had watching it.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

Too much information

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

Trump speaking lies on the White House grounds.If I were Biden he shoul ask for equal time in front of thd White house.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Biden had 47 years to do that along with eight as VP. Now he is going to do something for the country rather than self and family?

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Hello Patrick Fennell:

Thank you for your response to my most recent letter to the corrupt EPA. You are right about politicians. The U.S. Senate is still on its current 25 day recess, while millions of Americans are trying to survive the COVID-19 pandemic and 2020 economic recession that is the worst recession since the Great Depression in the 1930’s. The people who live in Berkshire County are getting screwed over once again by the corrupt EPA, and the politicians there are doing nothing about it. Smitty Pignatelli even wrote an op-ed in the Dirty Bird (Berkshire Eagle) supporting the horrible settlement with GE, which has $81.1 billion in debts and has not put even one penny in an escrow or trust account towards a billion dollar project that will take over one dozen years to complete. The people of Lee (Mass.) overwhelmingly do not want a toxic waste leaky landfill in their town, but Smitty Pignatelli doesn’t listen to his constituents. I no longer believe We the People really live in a Democracy because our politicians and corrupt bureaucrats, such as the EPA, do whatever they want with no regard towards We the People. I don’t know what else to say to you, Patrick Fennell, other than keep speaking out on the issues that matter to We the People. But, I don’t think it will do any good with influencing the ruling elite who collect millions of dollars from highly paid special interests lobbyists, such as Peter Larkin and Daniel Bosley.

In Truth!

Jonathan Melle

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
1 month ago

Biden was drug tested and he was positive for No Doze and Preparation H.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Dementia Joe
1 month ago

I have been tested and I am positive Trump is an active Russian agent.

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
1 month ago

You tested positive for Midol.

Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
1 month ago

Story has had a lot of press. Broken water pipe in area of Hubbard Ave. Here’s what caught my attention. Repair would cost Pittsfield taxpayers about $50,000. Now let’s take a look at this. Original damage was noticed and cared for. Digging, stones and dirt covered first mistake, and so called “city experts” said that regarding the pipe problem no more had to be done at this time. They’ll get to it. All this meant they understood and controlled the problem. This is what you have in Pittsfield. Now pipe blew up and repair estimate has skyrocketed to $50, 000.00 taxpayer dollars.. Why ? This is a broken pipe that city experts have looked at. Digging has been done. Pipe identified, And repair is now $50,000.00. Where’s the city council here. Does anyone question this outrage? Does anyone around here understand business/repair dollars?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Road rage double murder in S.C. Why didn’t this make the headline news? No rioting, just grief & despair for the family survivors….

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/coroner-father-stepdaughter-fatally-shot-after-traffic-crash-dispute-in-georgetown-co/ar-BB18m8vx

What Whater
What Whater
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Price tag to fix the pipe fifty thousand plus….Ricardo has some splaining to do

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  What Whater
1 month ago

$45,000 of that is adminstrative costs for paper and a calculator to figure it all out.

BlueLivesMatter
BlueLivesMatter
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Suspect black thats why

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Even if victims were black BLM doesn’t care as long as the killer is black.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

The same reason you don’t hear about the 5 year old boy in North Carolina, shot point blank in the head, in his front yard, for riding his bike in his neighbors yard, or the retired college provost out walking at 6am with his wife, robbed and killed in Charleston, SC, by two thugs with a gun. Because the killers were black. Young black males commit crimes at an extrodinarily high rate in America, (8 times higher) which is why, coupled with the war on cops, which Obama started, and the neutering of police, thanks to gutless democrat politicians, these heavily populated black cities like Chicago, Baltimore, Philly, etc have out of control crime.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer is expected to speak at a demonstration at 1 p.m. in Park Square on Sunday, August 30th, 2020, during a Black Lives Matter protest.

Berkshire NAACP Branch To Hold Justice For Jacob Blake Rally Sunday
https://www.wamc.org/post/berkshire-naacp-branch-hold-justice-jacob-blake-rally-sunday

Been Davidsunbich
Been Davidsunbich
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

B L M Doesn’t seem to matter in Kinosha

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

She better tell it like it is, and back the cops. This Blake was a fleeing felon, who was armed with a knife and resisted arrest and attacked the cops. Its and open and shut case. Totally justified use of force. She also better wear a mask, assure social distance, or tmake others wear masks too. Oh, and she can give some of her unearned big ass salary to the bums taking turns mooching at Park Square, since she can’t seem to fix that problem, or any other got damn problem in this God forsaken city.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

I think she will do the usual two step and treat it as a speaking engagement as a “grand opening”,cut the ribbon type bs. Maybe even make a donation to BLM/Act Blue/ Tides/ Thousand Talents etc.. just to show she cares.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

When is she going to realize that Pittsfield Taxpayers Lives Matter. She had done absolutely nothing for us.

BlackLivesMatter?
BlackLivesMatter?
Reply to  Merry & Bright
30 days ago

TLM – I like it. Taxpayers Lives Matter, except they don’t. Kinda like BLM

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  danvalenti
30 days ago

Does have a ring to it doesn’t it? Problem is Dan, she would not show up to speak for TLM. When it has anything to do with the conditions of the City, she and her department heads and also the whole City Council hide behind ZOOM and pretend that they don’t know how to run it so taxpayers can’t understand what they are saying and can’t get through to ask questions. Yet these folks have no problem protesting and campaigning in public. Shameful on their part, yet very convenient for them.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  danvalenti
30 days ago

She is like Trump in that regard. She only presents herself to the people she knows are gonna love her. And those are the people she takes care of with the other peoples taxes.

Positivitie Rait
Positivitie Rait
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Anti Trumpers are marching in Washington also.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Trump rally in coltsville drew 23 supporters for the QAnnon leader

J2S
J2S
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Stop listening to Swallwell on this Q crap.I bet Swallwell still gets beat up when he takes his kids to the playground.

Gigi
Gigi
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

BLM is a violent, radical, leftist group causing destruction all over the country. If Dennis Powell and Linda Tyer are supporting this group, they should resign their elected positions and any board memberships they hold. BLM has destroyed public & private property, threatened and inflicted injury to others including police officers, and caused chaos. Shame on you Melle for promoting this group! Shame on anyone with BLM signs on their property! You are part of the problem!

https://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/faith-and-morals/item/36848-hail-satan-after-terrorizing-churches-blm-witchcraft-exposed?ct=t%28EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_12_2_2019_15_37_COPY_01%29&mc_cid=222faa0218&mc_eid=6d2ef59cfd

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Gigi
30 days ago

And what about the BLM sign on city property in front of Jason Street apartments? Been there for months? How is that okay. Somebody ought to run it over

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

So JM,

What’s your thoughts of her speaking there rather than informing that she is speaking at it? Any insight?

Berry
Berry
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Will there be looting? I could use some new stuff.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Berry
30 days ago

And you wont be prosecuted as long as you can proove a need, based on your childhood trauma and disadvantages in life.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

And now we are in the age of internet disinformation, wherein overpaid athletes, are taking knees, and now actually sitting out games, in the name of racial justice, even though the BLM liars and MSN are spreading comlete lies and mis and disinformation, as in the Blake case, which is a totally justified poilce shooting, but even if it wasn’t —– If these black and white overpaid pussies can’t or won’t do their job and play their gamse, then it’s time for people like me to tune out – I will never watch a baseball or basketball game again. Bye Bye!

JohnnyTwoCents
JohnnyTwoCents
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

Would love to hear Dan’s take on all this. Perhaps a column coming soon?

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

I agree. That kind of crosses a line. (not that I give a brown shit about pro basketball) It would seem to me that they are jepordizing their own golden goose by messing with the owners income. But the whole things seems to have metastisized into an unrecognizable cause. At least for me.

Tony Pwipes
Tony Pwipes
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Why doesn’t the City go to an expert on this new price expense for ricarDoughs broken pipe.
Like Chuck said fifty grand? Can you say Inept!

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
24 days ago

Owners are all billionaires like Trump

Milt Plum
Milt Plum
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

Fans are getting fed up with this crap. The nitwits better wake up.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
24 days ago

loving the pied piper of white hateful men in America ..Trump cast a spell on the American Trumpmen ,marching lockstep

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

I have long supported Linda Tyer in Pittsfield politics – 29 August, 2020

Since 2003, when Linda Tyer first ran for City Council in Pittsfield politics, I always supported her in municipal government. In 2004, prior to me relocating from Pittsfield (Mass.) to Amherst, NH that Spring (of 2004), I even called in the Dan Valenti radio show in Pittsfield whereby I said I was very impressed with Linda Tyer. Back then, people joked that it was because I liked her romantically, but I responded that I thought she spoke for social justice and cared about my native hometown. As Mayor of Pittsfield, I was impressed with her commitment to Human Rights, and her compassion for the poor residents and inner-city neighborhoods. That does not mean I agree with all of her policies and decisions as Mayor of Pittsfield. I strongly feel that her top bureaucrat, Matt Kerwood, should not be sitting on a +$10 million slush fund. When state and local government amass huge slush funds, it really gives politicians a bad name. I also do not support her decisions to give millionaire people and businesses grants and/or tax breaks. Mayor Linda Tyer holds the record for the top 3 biggest municipal tax increases in the sad history of Pittsfield politics troubled municipal finances. I support the taxpayers’ ongoing call for a forensic audit of Matt Kerwood’s alleged creative accounting cooked books. I also disagree with Mayor Linda Tyer for going along with the horrible 2020 corrupt EPA and GE settlement with no financial commitment for a $1 billion so-called cleanup of the polluted Housatonic River. I wish to say that I understand that when one is a politician, he or she has to “play ball” with the party bosses, or else they go to the fringes where they have no real voice in government. In closing, I believe that Linda Tyer means well, and her stands for Human Rights and social justice stands for everything I stand for as a citizens who defends the We the People over the vested and special interests.

In Truth!

Jonathan A. Melle

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

her commitment to Human Rights, and her compassion for the poor residents and inner-city neighborhoods…..tell me exactly what she has done.

Tax&Spend
Tax&Spend
Reply to  Agent 86
30 days ago

Besides piss our money away, and raise our assessments and taxes through the roof. Nothing. A big fat nothing.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
24 days ago

She cant sweep the filthy main streets

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Alan Chartock published a second op-ed where he endorsed Richie Neal, again, for his (Neal’s) 17th term in U.S. Congress in the House Chamber. I understand that Alan Chartock has every right to endorse PAC-Man Richie Neal, but I am upset that he (Alan Chartock) did not write even one criticism of Neal.

I spent the first 28.5-years of my 45 year old life in Berkshire County. My dad was the last Chair of the Berkshire County Commission. I know the political issues in Western Massachusetts. To be blunt, Berkshire County always, always, always gets the proverbial shaft from Beacon Hill and Capitol Hill. Berkshire County is one of the most economically unequal regions of Massachusetts and the nation. There are no living wage jobs for the average working family. Thousands of young adults have to move away from Western Massachusetts every year to find living wage jobs elsewhere in the northeast region or country.

When I lived in Berkshire County, I always gave my personal money to Alan Chartock’s radio station WAMC in Albany, NY. I always thought the World of Alan Chartock’s work in journalism. I even write about him in my Blog pages. I still admire Alan Chartock after all of these years. I still read most of his op-ed’s.

I cannot make an endorsement in the 2020 Democratic Party primary between PAC-Man Richard Edmund Neal and Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse. Neal is the top corporate K Street Lobbyist funded Member of U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill. Neal killed the bipartisan bill to end surprise medical billing. I honestly believe Neal does not represent the people of Western Massachusetts. Instead, Neal represents Wall Street via K Street Corporate Lobbyists. Alex Morse is an idealist who is promising a utopian fantasy that he will never produce to the people. I see Alex Morse in the light of Bernie Sanders, who is a decades long career politician who has accomplished absolutely nothing whatsoever, while promising Santa Claus, Unicorns, and a Pot of Gold in every household.

In Truth!

Jonathan Melle

Johnny Absurds Doctor
Johnny Absurds Doctor
1 month ago

123 coronavirus cases linked to wedding reception in Maine

data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAEAAAABCAQAAAC1HAwCAAAAC0lEQVR42mNkYAAAAAYAAjCB0C8AAAAASUVORK5CYII= An indoor wedding and reception in Maine earlier this month has been linked to at least 123 coronavirus cases. The Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) said the wedding has led to COVID-19 outbreaks at both a jail and a nursing home. 

This is why places like Properiers Lodge need to be held accountable. Funerals too unless you are connected to the right people and don’t care about proting a super spreader situation.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Johnny Absurds Doctor
30 days ago

Cases do not equal deaths. 99% of people recover.

Blare
Blare
Reply to  Lenny
30 days ago

Far more than 99%. And it looks like the CDC is finally coming around. FINALLY released data showing that only 6% of deaths occurred in people with no co-morbities. Average number of co-morbidities among the deceased was 2.6.

And folks like JA need to stop going after businesses that, go figure, want to survive this hysteria and not be forced to close down.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Lenny
30 days ago

True and the Democrats want to destroy the country over this virus that China sent here. China let the virus infect the entire world and the far left is using it to turn the world Marxist. It’s total collusion between the radical Democrats and China.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Pat
24 days ago

Word for word from Trump the spoiled billionaires racist

Blare
Blare
Reply to  Johnny Absurds Doctor
30 days ago

COVID test stats have become meaningless. Over-testing + dubious accuracy = junk data. The only stats to watch are hospitalizations and deaths. Did you see the story about 70+ NFL players testing positive? Because of the $ at stake, the NFL investigated. No such scrutiny for test results in general. They found that all 70+ were false-positives, processed by the same lab.

Inaccurate results have huge implications. Take MA and NY, which I believe are reporting a <1% positivity rate. If the false positivity rate is only 1%, the reliability of the data is nil.

Sweden. Let’s be Sweden. Let’s not imperil our children’s futures based on hysteria and bunk science.

Van Lingle Mungo
Van Lingle Mungo
1 month ago

NBAbies

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Hello Patrick Fennell,

Beacon Hill political hacks’ August vacation is almost over, which means our friends Smitty Pignatelli and Adam Hinds will soon be returning to the State House this fall to resume negotiations on their unfinished legislative work.

Massachusetts has the worst unemployment rate in the nation, but our friends Smitty Pignatelli and Adam Hinds are still receiving the 40% pay raise they voted for themselves and their colleagues back in early-2017.

The coronavirus death toll surpassed 9,000 in Massachusetts, while our friends Smitty Pignatelli and Adam Hinds are still receiving their taxpayer-funded health insurance.

The news article states: “In other words: since the Legislature largely went dormant for its regularly scheduled August vacation….The virus didn’t take the summer off. The anxiety and pain of unemployment for more than half a million people in Massachusetts didn’t take the summer off. The worrisome uncertainty around pocketbook issues for residents and the state itself didn’t take the summer off. The discrimination and injustice that Black Americans too often face didn’t take the summer off.”

I previously read that Beacon Hill won’t pass a fiscal year 2021 state budget, which started on July 1, 2020, until after the November 3rd election. The 25% of political hacks who are in contested state legislative races don’t want the state budget to show the voters that they are going to raise taxes to fill the multi-billion-dollar state budget deficit until after they are re-elected.

In closing, I hope our friends Smitty Pignatelli and Adam Hinds enjoyed their taxpayer-funded August vacation!

Best wishes,

Jonathan Melle

Stacey Rossi
Stacey Rossi
30 days ago

Video in this article shows Kyle Rittenhouse was being chased by Rosenbaum well before a single shot rang out followed by four more shots. Numerous accounts provide evidence that Kyle was one of several shooters. https://www.dailywire.com/news/new-footage-emerges-from-kenosha-shooting-first-person-shot-told-people-shoot-me-nr?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=benshapiro&fbclid=IwAR0-W6Ra1zOb0s-CLhm3UkmP4KTBgohxac-1OWkfMgmfnqZLwtTlJXM1ZpM

Other newly uncovered footage shows Kyle Rittenhouse bringing a fire extinguisher to the scene of the (literal) dumpster fire in Kenosha the rioters started, to help put it out.
It appears he handed it off to someone else, who put out the (literal) dumpster fire, causing the rioters to begin confronting the peace keepers, resulting in Joe Rosenbaum trying to take Kyle’s gun (eye witness who spoke with police confirms, as does the video footage of the incident). This is what precipitated Rosenbaum’s chase of Rittenhouse.

On the Blake case: https://www.dailywire.com/news/kenosha-police-union-offers-new-details-on-jacob-blakes-alleged-actions-attacked-police-tried-to-steal-car-was-armed?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=benshapiro&fbclid=IwAR2iw3Fm2sfE73A-XaXwcsjVbGe-I4Mdzwko9bqIcoL6N1JAi2maiZ1KLTg

On Portland: A Trump supporter was murdered in cold blood overnight. From what I have heard, there was no altercation, no fight. He walked up behind him and assassinated him because of his political views. https://www.newsbreak.com/washington/bothell/news/1601043521647/revealed-officer-was-murdered-by-black-lives-matter-activist-involved-with-drugs-and-guns-media-ignores

In St. Louis: https://www.foxnews.com/us/two-st-louis-police-officers-shot-saturday-night

Lastly, a siege of the White House is being called for: https://www.adbusters.org/campaigns/whitehousesiege-tactical-briefing-1

Johnny99
Johnny99
30 days ago

NEWSFLASH – Hidin Biden coming out of the basement

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Johnny99
30 days ago

BRILLIANT!

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Thomas More
30 days ago

Well I read it somewhere else first, but I like it.

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
30 days ago

Big changes coming to the Biden campaign. They are moving him up to the attic.

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Dementia Joe
30 days ago

BRILLIANT!!!

Knot Tmiheinson
Knot Tmiheinson
Reply to  Thomas More
30 days ago

Aside. Anyone see the new Celtic uniforms. And they have the GE logo on them. Regardless,they’re Sharp.

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
30 days ago

There is no justification for taking another human being’s life. There just isn’t.

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  Auto Phil
30 days ago

Thank you.

Clate Whorlopool
Clate Whorlopool
Reply to  Jerry Packard
30 days ago

Two great BlackAmericans have died recently Kobe Bryant and now Chadwick Boseman. If you haven’t seen him act get a movie,he was simply fantastic in the Jackie Robinson’s 42.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Clate Whorlopool
29 days ago

Why were they great Americans? Bryant was a basketball player who was charged with rape and the other man an actor. We’re they great by doing their job well? Or for other reasons?

Chuck
Chuck
24 days ago

“They acted, overacted, then reacted in the adrenalized split second of doubt where life and death hangs on the curved top of a question mark, quivering, ready to stay or fall on the flapping of a moth’s wings.”

Today I randomly ran across your website looking for information about the Jacob Blake shooting. I had to comment on the sentence above. It might be the most beautifully written sentence I have ever read.