For John, BLUF: Decades of Federal Government intervention and we are still miles from solving this problem. Nothing to see here; just move along.
THIS IS CNN: Antifa Supporter Chris Cuomo All but Lights Matches for NYC Rioters in Despicable On-Air Rant
From Red State Blog, by Sister Toldjah, 3 June 2020.
Here is the InstaPundit except:
“Now, too many see the protests as the problem. No, the problem is what forced your fellow citizens to take to the streets, persistent, and poisonous, inequities and injustice. And please, show me where it says that protesters are supposed to be polite and peaceful.”And, of course, the InstaPundit Blogger, Mr Ed Driscoll, obliged, by quoting the First Amendment.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.So Newscaster Christ Cuomo doesn't really know the First Amendment. I am not shocked by that. He seems to be all emotions and little knowledge.
The other place Mr Cuomo falls down is in not acknowledging that this problem of minorities feeling they are not being listened to is decades old and thus falls on his Brother and his Father, with regard to New York State. Why is he not excoriating his own kith and kin?
The death of Mr George Floyd is an example of a failure of local government. Not just the police department, which failed to discharge this officer with over a dozen complaints, but also the local States Attorney, who let him slide on a previous complaint. And she, now Senator Amy Klobuchar, was short-listed for the Democratic Party Vice Presidential nomination. If she had acted decisively back in the day might we not be here today.
The problems we are facing today, the abuse of civil rights, the lack of trust in government on the part of some groups in these United States, is not for lack of laws. It is for lack of good law enforcement. And not just the police. This includes things like building inspectors and folks enforing zoning codes. It is about the education of our children and where the sewer lines are being installed.
If we want to fix this we need to elect local leaders who want to make thing fair. As for legislation, we might consider this tweet:
Jane Coaston @cjane87 · 21hThe InstaPundit himself, Law Professor Green Reynolds, bumped this, because it is true.
1. End qualified immunity.
2. Curtail the power of police unions
And here’s the toughest one:
3. We probably need fewer laws, in general.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff