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CHAUVIN TRAIL ENDED WITH THE ‘KNEEL’ VIDEO, THOUGH THE CIRUCS HAS ANOTHER THREE WEEKS

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BY DAN VALENTI

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(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY APRIL 5, 2021) — Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, charged with manslaughter, second-degree murder, and third-degree murder in the death of George Floyd, sat passively but attentively during the first week of his trial. Behind him loomed a large portrait of Floyd, surprisingly allowed in the courtroom.

The presence of the portrait, the fact that Chauvin is not being tried in another venue, and the city previously awarding Floyd’s family $27 million in civil damages implying Cahuvin’s guilt all raise questions for THE PLANET about the fairness of his trial. We don’t think Chauvin can get one.

Does he even need one to determine a just verdict?

That’s the agonizing legal point around upon which the case totters.

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One wonders how a Minneapolis jury can possibly put personal feelings aside and judge the case strictly on its merits. This should be of little concern, however, since the trial has jumped its bounds and would do so no matter where conducted. This is not the trial of what one police officer did during a small portion of one afternoon. Rather, it’s an indictment of every police officer and all the institutions of what critics call America’s systemic racism, one of the few things of importance that is black and white.

The prosecution says the case boils down to the nine+ minutes Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck. The defense says the case is actually about much more than that, including Floyd’s behaviors before, during, and after police were called to that crime-plagued section of the city. The first sees the case isolated by Chauvin’s knee. The second sees it in context of a broader chronological pattern. Therein lies the supreme irony of the melodrama.

The prosecution wants Floyd’s death to center only around those nine minutes, yet it seeks to tie the case into what it believes is America’s systemic racism. The defense argues that all of Floyd’s behavior that fatal day, plus his past indiscretions, provide the necessary context for Chauvin’s justified actions, and yet it wishes to explain the nine minutes as within acceptable department policy irrespective of Floyd’s past or skin color.

Chauvin’s prosecutors began with their star “witness.”

The trial ended there. From the moment they appeared on the screens, the indelible images determined the outcome of this case.

No person took the stand.

The screens told their story in a little more than nine minutes.

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The video shows Floyd handcuffed, face down, helpless and pinned, the life slowly ebbing out of him. He tells Chauvin “I can’t breath” 27 times. Floyd’s voice gets throaty as he struggles to keep from suffocating. During all this, Chauvin keeps his knee on Floyd’s neck. The officer has an eerie, disinterested, almost bored demeanor, hands in pockets and attention zeroed out from the action, as if he’s branched away from the wasting life underneath him.

About halfway through the nine minutes, Floyd’s resistance weakens until finally he lies still, not breathing.

Nonetheless, Chauvin doesn’t let up.

And that’s the moment Chauvin lost his own life, professional and personal.

This trial will come down to the fact that Chauvin kept Floyd pinned long after he stop resisting arrest, with his backup standing idly by with colossal indifference.

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Yes, Floyd has a history of run-ins with police, including an armed robbery/home-invasion case in 2007 where he pointed a gun into a woman’s ribcage while his partner pistol whipped her. In 2009, he had a scrape with Minneapolis Police, swallowing drugs then acting irrationally (screaming, calling out for his mama) in what the defense says is the same pattern he showed on May 25, 2020. They say it was Floyd’s act to diffuse the situation by appearing not responsible for his actions.

On the day in question, he passed a fake $20 bill. An autopsy showed he had large quantities of crystal meth and fentanyl in his system. He violently resisted arrest. If he had complied with police instructions, he would still be alive and the world would not have heard of him. He had a heart condition. The cause of death, the defense has argued, could be the combination of drugs in his bloodstream, his cardia condition, and the stress brought on by his arrest that was due to his own reckless behavior.

None of that will matter.

Chauvin has a history of rough handling, including multiple complaints against him. He had a departmental reputation as a “thumper.” Of course, like it or not, every police department has a few thumpers. Policing and public safety has never been a precise science. Often times it comes down to overpowering the bad guys. Chauvin seems to have been an equal-opportunity  thumper. In the Floyd case, it doesn’t appear he went after Floyd because Floyd was black.

None of that will matter.

What matters is that Floyd was black and Chauvin was white.

The jury will find him guilty of manslaughter, not guilty of second degree murder, and guilty of third degree murder.

Will that be the right verdict?

THE PLANET asks but doesn’t answer.

That also won’t matter.

Woke America has taken an undeniable racial problem and has made it into the most cynical form of political currency.

It demands a guilty finding.

This could be one of the rare cases where the interests of the woke left and the interests of true justice coincide.

Better to sacrifice one white cop than to risk every city in America going up in flames from rioters and looters who have driven legitimate protest to the curb, on the ground, with a knee to the neck.

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“It is impossible to go through life without trust; that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself” — Writer Graham Greene.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
5 months ago

Hello Pat,

All politicians are pathological liars. Democrats, Republicans, and the rest of them. The oldest profession is sex work. The second oldest profession is politics. Both sex workers and politicians sell people fantasies for money. I do not understand why you, Patrick Fennell, only say that Democrats are liars when they are only one of many political parties out there that lie. The Founding Fathers mostly owned slaves and stole land from the native American Indian tribes. Yet they fought the British Empire in the name of classical Liberty. They knew they were wrong the whole time when they argued for classical Liberty while owning slaves and stealing land from native American Indian tribes – tens of millions of native Americans were killed in the 18th and 19th Centuries by White landowners. It is always lies, lies, and more lies century after century after century.

The U.S. government lied about WMDs to take over Iraq’s second largest oil fields in the World next to Saudi Arabia’s largest oil fields in the World. The USA’s #1 non-farm export are military weapons and technology. When the USSR collapsed 30 years ago, the USA took over a big chunk of Russia’s market share in military weapons and technology exports. The USA is the #2 polluter of global warming emissions in the World. The US government keeps saying that we are fighting climate change, but our country’s global warming emissions keep increasing year after year. China, who is the number 1 polluter of global warming emissions in the World, and Russia, who is selling more and more military weapons exports than ever before under President Putin’s dictatorship, are at odds with the U.S. State Department and Pentagon. The US government is raising its defense levels because China and Russia are saber rattling and threatening international boundaries against international and U.S. national interests.  

Trump’s disingenuous arguments that Trumponomics helped lift the tide of the working poor and minorities was another big lie. If a working class person makes a little extra money, but pays more for healthcare insurance, housing, state and local taxes, and so on, then it is a net loss for their low to mid income family. If I pay you an extra couple hundred dollars a month, but charge you more for everything else, then I am really screwing you over. A majority of Trumponomics treasure went to the already very wealthy businesses and very rich people. That is another hard truth for Republicans to swallow!

Joe Biden’s disingenuous arguments that giving the working poor and minorities stimulus money and subsidies is a temporary fix to an inequitable economic system that is driving the working class into the ever growing underclass. Joe Biden’s federal budget deficits will be the largest in U.S. history, and Bidenomics will result in rising inflation. Some critics believe Bidenomics will benefit China’s economic interests instead of our own country’s economic interests. Hunter Biden’s business made around $224 billion with China. The Biden “crime” family members are all worth tens of millions of dollars each without reasonable explanation. Did China buy off Joe, Hunter, and the rest of the Biden “crime” family? Is that the real reason why Joe Biden is so openly proud of his last surviving son Hunter Biden, who is really a recovering crack cocaine addict, alcoholic, adulterer, father of many children by different women, and an accused money launderer and business dealer with adversarial countries such as Russia and China and other countries?

Kamala Harris says anything and everything the Democratic Party wants to hear. She has changed her political positions on many political issues over the past year. She even once called Joe Biden a racist for his racist public record over his decades on Capitol Hill. Instead of Kamala Harris, she should be called Kameleon Harris. If Kamala Harris really believed that Joe Biden is a racist, then why is she now so loyal to him? The answer is that all politicians lie, lie, lie, and lie some more to get ahead.

In closing, all politicians and all political parties are LIARS! That is what politicians do and have always done for a living. Yet over the centuries, there are always people who believe the ruling elites’ propaganda. Stop believing Trump’s bullshit, please. Stop believing Biden’s bullshit, please. It is all lies!!!!

Best wishes,

Jonathan Melle

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
5 months ago

JM I hope you wrote this for yourself and you are looking in the mirror. I also think you have to expand where you get your information because if you look the story tellers from what used to be news sources are selling you the lies as well. Put everything down and turn off the boob tube, get outside and enjoy New Hampshire where eastern mass shops so they don’t have to pay taxes

Stooge Studio
Stooge Studio
Reply to  ShirlYNuts
5 months ago

P I N H M ……Politics in New Hampshire Matters.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
5 months ago

Trump daughter Ivanka was in China to get 7 patents when Dad was president.Son in law got 400 million from Russia to help pay his real estated loan.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
5 months ago
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Fake News
Fake News
Reply to  The school committee
5 months ago

Very fake news.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
5 months ago

Trump gave 2 Trill tax cut to corporation.Trump empowered all dormant racist.Trump demonized minority celebs.Trump build a metal wall that they are cutting through with acetylene torches.Trump tried to get rid of America Affordable Care Act Trump tried to cheat and demand 12k votes in Georgia and Trump raised taxes on the middle class 1/1/2021…..Trump attempted to overthrow American democracy……Fat slob needs to be locked up with the other 20 criminals he lead.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
5 months ago

So Mr. Melle, you can change Harris’ first name to slight her but you criticized me for doing the same thing????

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Johnny99
5 months ago

True Dat, but I didn’t call Kamala the bad boy word you called her. Good point, though.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
5 months ago

As I previously stated, what I wrote was uncalled for, but I actually never used the word you said I did, and in fact never even used the letter C.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Johnny99
5 months ago

True Dat. My apologies for upsetting you. You owned up to it. Thanks.

Paul
Paul
5 months ago

The media decided within hours that he was guilty. They continued to push that with no regard for the facts. There is little to no doubt he will be found guilty. Floyd was nothing more than a low life drug using criminal but if you follow the media version he was a wonderful loving person. The media has turned in a weird version of news where telling half truths, lots of lies of omission, commentary put forth as news is somehow acceptable. I never thought I’d see such journalism in the USA.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Paul
5 months ago

Everyone looks bad in the Derek Chauvin Trial! It is a Tragedy!

Be The Change
Be The Change
5 months ago

It’s about choices. He killed him because he can.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Be The Change
5 months ago

Not exactly. No intent whatsoever.

BlueLivesMatter
BlueLivesMatter
Reply to  Be The Change
5 months ago

Manslaughter perhaps, but no murder whatsoever. Rather a fatal drug overdose via meth and fentanyl and poor health. The knee to the neck was not a fatal injury and had it been, death would have come much sooner. Another case of resisting arrest gone bad, brought on by the bad guy. Better to be tried by 12 than carried by 6.

Pat
Pat
5 months ago

Whatever happens with the trial, the medial and far left Dems will continue to use the threat of being called a racist as a means of control in the country. The same as they are using climate change as an excuse to take away more and more of our freedoms.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
5 months ago

China Joe Xiden is full speed ahead on socialism/communisim……EVERYBODY must join a union and work for a coorporation, or you can’t work at all.

“Dick Morris Slams Infrastructure Bill as Ploy to Collectivize US President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal is meant to collectivize the nation, political strategist Dick Morris said Sunday in a harsh criticism of the bill.

Speaking on “The Cats Roundtable” radio show hosted by John Catsimatidis on WABC 770 AM, Morris, a former adviser to President Bill Clinton, said Biden’s infrastructure package is “designed to collectivize the United States, to regiment us, to unionize us, and to make us controllable and tractable as an economy.”

Stressing that “the metaphor that comes to mind is when Stalin insisted that all the farmers go to collective farms,” Morris cautioned that the main feature of the infrastructure legislation is that “you cannot get those funds unless you unionize. Davis-Bacon will control all of that spending. You have to have a union for your company to qualify.”

“Morris warned that the general public does not yet know about the PRO Act, but said that the end result would be that “nobody can work for themselves. Everybody has to be on a corporate payroll. If you are a consultant or a contractor or a freelancer, you have to close up shop and become an employee of your client or the people you contract with.””

https://www.newsmax.com/politics/dick-morris-biden-infrastructure-bill/2021/04/04/id/1016301/?ns_mail_uid=545d3abc-6c1c-4b70-b47d-520ca6978f05&ns_mail_job=DM206446_04052021&s=acs&dkt_nbr=010502d5o4wx

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mad Trapper
5 months ago

The end result will be that you do not bite the hand that feeds you and that is exactly what our Liar-in Chief Joe Biden and the far leftists want. It’s totalitarian and Americans who go along with this are such fools. They think they will be taken care of, but giving away your freedom never ends well especially as this government takes on more and more power and the people become less and less important to their lust for power and ambitions for more and more money.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Pat
5 months ago

Wall street loves the lying commie Joe Biden…lol

Pat
Pat
Reply to  The school committee
5 months ago

Wall Street loves money…any money…but once the economy crashes so will Wall Street. It’s all planned by the far left crazies.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
5 months ago

Americans don’t.

“President Biden’s disapproval is on the rise, hitting 51 percent Monday, according to Rasmussen Reports’ April 5 tracking poll.”

https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/biden_administration/prez_track_april05

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
5 months ago

America loves Joe

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
5 months ago

Oh my goodness, no white people won SAG awards last night! Should white people start protests today, should white people tear down buildings, stores, statues, start riots, fire bomb stores because they feel discriminated against? What a mess our country has become. Arizona’s girls basketball coach, a woman of color actually pumped breast milk last night, what a woman. Guess white woman have never breast fed their children. The media is terrible, full of lies and deception. Imagine if the man driving the car the other day at the Capital was white and killed a black police man, imagine the riots. The latest is black people are not receiving the vaccine as fast as white people, why, vaccine sites are open to the public, or is this just another media pitty pot? Speaking of the vaccine, is anyone else sick of being asked every place they go, whether it be the store, hairdressers, taking a walk around their neighborhood if they are vaccinated yet? Your health and body is yours and it really is no ones business! Is the next thing going to be that folks that can’t get the vaccine due to health reasons, or choose not to get it for personal reason have to have a red X posted on their forehead, house and vehicle. Evidently there is no longer freedom of choice in the USA. What a sad state of affairs we are living in.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Merry & Bright
5 months ago

But they will let criminal aliens roam the nation and even transport them far and wide, regardless of their health status. Besides Covid, they are also importing drug resistant TB.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
5 months ago

They just booted out homeless Americans, to house criminal aliens infected with Covid.

Thanks IM-POTUS Xiden!

https://www.judicialwatch.org/corruption-chronicles/homeless-shelter-cleared-to-house-illegal-aliens-dozens-infected-with-covid-19/?utm_source=deployer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tipsheet&utm_term=members&utm_content=20210405141547

“As if the illegal immigrant crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border were not bad enough, homeless Americans have been booted from a temporary shelter in southern California to make room for scores of migrants, dozens of them infected with COVID-19. Since the Biden administration rolled out the welcome mat, thousands of illegal aliens have entered the country, most of them minors classified as Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) by the feds. Now the government is scrambling to meet its legal obligation of caring for them at facilities nationwide operated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).”

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Merry & Bright
5 months ago

“Illegal Aliens Released by BP Commit Home Invasion Robberies, Store Burglaries in U.S. Town”
https://www.judicialwatch.org/corruption-chronicles/illegal-aliens-released-by-bp-commit-home-invasion-robberies-store-burglaries-in-u-s-town/?utm_source=deployer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tipsheet&utm_term=members&utm_content=20210405141547

“Violence sparked by the illegal immigrant crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border has spilled over into a sleepy little town unaccustomed to the devastating impact large influxes have on bigger cities near major crossings. A series of crimes committed by illegal aliens and human smugglers (coyotes) has left the usually tranquil Arizona town of Sonoita, population of about 800, in shock. Veteran ranchers and business owners in the area interviewed by Judicial Watch say that in the last few days there have been two home invasion robberies and two local stores were burglarized by a group of illegal immigrants who had just been released into their community by the U.S. Border Patrol in the predawn hours.”

Rock Houston
Rock Houston
Reply to  Merry & Bright
5 months ago

Your stuff used to be better. What happened?

Stooge Studio
Stooge Studio
Reply to  Rock Houston
5 months ago

Anyone see the two teenage girls that hi jacked an immigrants uber car and killed him while he was hanging on for dear life before they crashed? It shows his dead body on the sidewalk in front of National Guard troops in a D C street.Anyway,after the girls were extricated very quickly one of them shouts,’ my phone is in the car’?NEVER DEFUND Police! It’s bad enough with the crazy drivers here in Berkshire County.

The B L M thing is fine,but recently two African American against Asian and Pakistan genders were severely beaten up including this current incident. In D C. So let’s not let race bea factor on pure mayhem.

BlackLiesMatter
BlackLiesMatter
Reply to  Stooge Studio
5 months ago

Those murders are on the cusp of a plea deal which will guarantee neither ever spends a day in prison. Poor black girls. Imagine if it were black driver and white girls?

Wares Karm
Wares Karm
Reply to  Rock Houston
5 months ago

Fine line between hatred and critical thinking. In our fair city there is a new game on the roads double line passing. They do it for many reasons but I think it’s directed towards police and frustration during Covid. When Covid finally subsides which it won’t anytime soon expect more of the same. Cops need to start a Fine process, not a verbal let you go.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Merry & Bright
5 months ago

The far left progressives have been spreading their poison in Europe for a long time and the people in these countries are afraid to speak out and that is what these power mad lunatics want. Keep people afraid while the far left controls all the money and power.

The school committee
The school committee
5 months ago

The suspect was subdued with hands cuffed behind his back.The knee was on his neck for no reason.It looked like a purposeful death.Guilty as CHARGED.Society is not allowed to take a life when taking a suspect into custody.If that knee was a a family member was it murder…yup it is.He will be found guilty because he took this mans life.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  The school committee
5 months ago

8 people dont believe this guy was responsible, Trump was not responsible for 1/6/2021

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
5 months ago

NYS Democrat Senate passes NAZI style concentration camp bill.

https://patriotdailypress.org/2021/04/05/ny-senate-just-passed-a-concentration-camp-bill-to-forcibly-throw-people-in-camps-just-like-the-nazis-did-in-world-war-ii/

“The Democrat-dominated New York state Senate has passed a bill “allowing” government officials to throw people in concentration camps indefinitely if they are deemed to be a public health threat.The next phase of the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) plandemic, the legislation reflects what the Nazis did in World War II when they decided that human rights no longer apply during a “crisis.”
Should the bill get signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, even healthy people who are deemed to be “contagious” could be scooped up and thrown in prison camps for the “safety” of the general public.
Assembly Bill A416 “relates to the removal of cases, contacts and carriers of communicable diseases who are potentially dangerous to the public health,” the bill reads.

Anyone deemed a “case” or even just a contact of “case” who might be “infected” or possibly a “carrier” of any illness, not just the Chinese virus, would become a target of government officials in New York who would have leeway and discretion to respond as they see fit.”

“In essence, AB A416 overrides the Constitution and replaces it with a new system of authoritarianism whereby the government, at least in New York, will now have unlimited power to take people from their homes and deprive them of life and liberty on a whim.
All the government would have to do is accuse a person of possibly being infected with a “virus” and that would justify that person’s removal from society. Just think of how many political dissidents might be swept up in this scheme and eliminated under the guise of public health.
Perhaps the worst part about the bill is the fact that entire groups of people would be targets merely for being around a person who is accused of being an infection “carrier.”

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Hawgg Tyed
Hawgg Tyed
Reply to  Mad Trapper
5 months ago

Rep. Gaetz reminds me of the preppy killer Robert Chambers.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Hawgg Tyed
5 months ago

He reminds me of a young Don Trump

Tranz Seckra
Tranz Seckra
Reply to  Mad Trapper
5 months ago

Big day on Wall Street. Another round of stimulus being discussed. Economy is rolling again.

Markus Aureluis
Markus Aureluis
Reply to  Mad Trapper
5 months ago

And who are going to be the one’s doing the rounding-up? The defunded police department’s?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mad Trapper
5 months ago

Just one more reason for New Yorkers to flee that state!

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
5 months ago

Mass better build a wall

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  ShirlYNuts
5 months ago

Berkshires needed a wall 50 years ago, on the east west and southern borders

Dave Bubriski
Dave Bubriski
5 months ago

Event by Rinaldo Del Gallo III and CAALM (Citizens Affirming All Lives Matter)

Saturday, April 10, 2021, at 1:00 PM, the ad hoc group CAALM (Citizens AFFIRMING All Lives Matter), will hold a vigil in support of fallen United States Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans, who died in the line of duty.
Officer Evan’s death is a result of a hate crime targeting Officer Evan’s race and the fact that he was a police officer.
Officer Evans was a native of North Adams and a graduate of Drury High School. Officer Evans was white and the killer was a follower of the Nation of Islam, a well-known anti-white, racist organization. The event will be both an homage to Officer Evans service and a protest against all race based hate crimes, regardless of the race of the perpetrator or race of the victim. The event will also protest senseless anti-police violence.
WHO: CAALM (Citizens Affirming All Lives Matter) and whoever else decides to show up and pay respect for the fallen police officer. The Public is invited.
WHAT: An homage to fallen United States Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans, and a protest against all senseless violence against police officers, and a protest against all race-based hate crimes, regardless of the race of perpetrator or the race of the victim.
WHERE: In front of North Adams City Hall.
WHEN: Saturday, April 10th at 1:00 PM.
WHY: To celebrate the life of a Berkshire native who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting us, and also to protest the race-based hate and hostility to law enforcement that took his life.
HOW: Feel free to bring an American flag or “Thin-Blue Line” flag. You might consider bringing a portable chair.

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The Downtown Umbrella guy
The Downtown Umbrella guy
Reply to  Dave Bubriski
5 months ago

Ol’ Dad puncher Del Gallo sure holding on to the “all lives matter” Thinly veiled racism.

RDG aka Dad Puncher
RDG aka Dad Puncher
Reply to  The Downtown Umbrella guy
5 months ago

All Lives Matter, unless you like punching defenseless old dudes.

Come On Man
Come On Man
Reply to  The Downtown Umbrella guy
5 months ago

Only a democrat would think being against any hate crime is racist.

J2S
J2S
5 months ago

Good article.
I know politics has been forever involved with the justice system and that’s where the problem arises in so many ways.

https://redstate.com/stu-in-sd/2021/03/24/trayvon-martin-michael-brown-ltg-flynn-george-floyd-the-mccloskeys-et-al-the-lefts-criminal-prosecutions-are-not-about-convictions-n349195

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
5 months ago

Breaking news.

In solidarity with MLB’s leftist decision not to hold the All-Star game in Atlanta, The Devil will no longer hold his fiddle contest in Georgia either.

Last edited 5 months ago by Mad Trapper
Georgia Peach
Georgia Peach
Reply to  Mad Trapper
5 months ago

Charlie’s dead anyway.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Georgia Peach
5 months ago

But his soul is in heaven.

Clair Wriffy
Clair Wriffy
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Lawyers get 8 million. Out of that twenty seven million judgement

Thomas Betit
Thomas Betit
5 months ago

Dan hit the nail on the head, colossal indifference. How could the other three officers just stand there and watch?

The thin blue line….

Ofisore Complagne
Ofisore Complagne
Reply to  Thomas Betit
5 months ago

Hung Jury. Bank on it.

BlackLiesMatter
BlackLiesMatter
Reply to  Thomas Betit
5 months ago

Training sir!!!!

Fairy Barry Quite Contrary
Fairy Barry Quite Contrary
5 months ago

Anyone see the new Dean of Students at PHS?

Hopefully now that he has a decent union job he can afford to dress professionally. I personally mistook him for a student.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
5 months ago

FOX NEWS IS the best loop in the business

J2S
J2S
5 months ago

While we voters fight and argue about what a party did or doesn’t do,the politicians are laughing all the way to the bank. They don’t want to solve anything or they have nothing to blame one another on while seeking office.

Paying His Fair Share? Biden Ducks Taxes Using Loophole Obama Administration Was Trying to Get Rid Of

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2021/04/06/paying-his-fair-share-biden-ducks-taxes-using-loophole-obama-administration-
was-trying-to-get-rid-of-n356173

Two Cents
Two Cents
5 months ago

I just want to send out my congratulations to all of the residents in Ward 3, who have begun to celebrate the news that Nick “is it nap time yet” Caccamo will not be seeking reelection.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Two Cents
5 months ago

Yet Kevin Sherman is running for his seat and Sherman states he feels Caccamo did a great job, If Sherman truly thinks this, guess Ward 3 will still be a mess.

Ron Kitterman
Ron Kitterman
5 months ago

Good article Dan. I thought the judge made statement to the effect of bring the guilty defendant forward. They could of waited till after the trial to give boat loads of cash to the Floyd family though till at least after the trial.

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Did the City appeal the civil judgement.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

No. It was a settlement, as in settled out of court

Covid mater
Covid mater
5 months ago

Kid in one of the Pittsfield schools was sick in school and stayed the day. Didn’t get sent to the nurse, didn’t get sent home.
Kids mom lost her shit on Facebook and good for her calling them out.

They wonder why cases are spiking in the schools. What freaking idiots.

Hell’n Moon
Hell’n Moon
Reply to  Covid mater
5 months ago

It was Richmond consolidated school

Covid mater
Covid mater
Reply to  Hell’n Moon
5 months ago

There are like 5 kids in that school, how’d that happen?

JohnnyTwoCents
JohnnyTwoCents
Reply to  Hell’n Moon
5 months ago

No it wasn’t. Stop lying about a great school.

Covid mater
Covid mater
Reply to  JohnnyTwoCents
5 months ago

Yeah (s)he’s right. The kids go to Richmond. She lives in Pittsfield but did what smart parents do, get their kids out of Pittsfield schools.
Didn’t work out though, the school must be run by morons they let sick kids stay in school.

WTH?
WTH?
Reply to  JohnnyTwoCents
5 months ago

I picked up Ian (3rd Grade) from school (Richmond Consolidated) today. He was feverish, had body aches and stomach aches. He had vomited during the day.
He told his teacher and a staff member that he puked. He told them he didn’t feel good.
They. Did. Nothing.
Today was the first day of the new three foot rule. All classes combined together, 3 feet apart.
They. Did. Nothing. They left him in the classroom with all the other 9 year olds, in the lunchroom, on the playground.
Ian told me this story twice 30 minutes apart and his story remained the same. No phone call home, no visit to the school nurse, no quarantine for further investigation, no rapid test.

JohnnyTwoCents
JohnnyTwoCents
Reply to  WTH?
5 months ago

That’s a bunch of bs.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  WTH?
5 months ago

This is not true

Schools Out
Schools Out
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
5 months ago

Totally true, the issues an apology to the mom. What a bunch of fucking idiots.

Hell'n Moon
Hell'n Moon
Reply to  JohnnyTwoCents
5 months ago

Three cheers for JohnnyTwoCents

Maybe you should add 3 quarters and a dime

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Covid mater
5 months ago

This makes no sense whatsoever