Latest gambit: Though blacks make up approximately 15% of the population, they are now demanding that stores carry 15% of black owned brands as George Floyd is all but forgotten
We’ve all heard the adage: “The inmates are running the asylum.” Minneapolis proves it true as the majority of its city council, filled with self identified “activists, artists,” a transgender woman, homosexuals and pro-abortion zealots have voted to dismantle the police.
Nine of the council’s 13 members, which includes not a single Republican, appeared with militants at a rally Sunday, vowing to end policing as the city currently knows it. Council member Jeremiah Ellison, son of the Minnesota’s Attorney General Keith Ellison, declared the council would “dismantle” the department.
“It’s clear that our system of policing is not keeping our communities safe,” Lisa Bender, council president, said. Bender declared that she and her colleagues were committed to “to end policing as we know it and recreate systems that actually keep us safe.”
When Mayor Jacob Frey tried walking a fine line on the issue of defunding and dismantling the police department, said, “I do not support the full abolition of the police department,” he was met with raucous shrieks of “Shame, shame shame!”
In a related example of leftist lunacy, the New York Times’ editorial page editor has resigned following an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), in which he advocated using federal troops to quell national protests that have destroyed property leaving devastation in their wake.
The newspaper announced Sunday that James Bennet, who had overseen the Times’ opinion pages since 2016, had stepped down “effective immediately.”
Sen. Tom Cotton’s op-ed, titled, “Send in the Troops,” in which he advocated for the use of US military troops to quell civil unrest, and indicated the president would be justified in doing so under the Insurrection Act of 1807 — which empowers the President of the United States to deploy U.S. military and federalized National Guard troops within the United States in particular circumstances, such as to suppress civil disorder, insurrection and rebellion.
Past presidents have used the Insurrection Act, sending military to Southern states to ensure court-ordered desegregation of schools in the 1950s and 1960s, and at the request of several states to suppress riots in 1968. It was most recently used in 1992, when troops were sent to Los Angeles after Gov. Pete Wilson sought federal intervention during the Los Angeles riots which resulted in 63 deaths, 2,383 injuries and 12,111 arrests, following rioting, looting and arson, resulting in an excess of $billion in destruction over charges of police brutality. The chaos arose from a prolonged traffic chase and beating of a black DUI motorist resisting arrest which he knew violated the terms of his parole in his latest robbery conviction.
The mob later turned on an uninvolved white truck driver, pulling him out of his vehicle in an intersection and seriously battering him with cement blocks.
Sen. Cotton’s op-ed caused a revolt among Times reporters, with some protesting staff calling in sick. The Times later wrote that a review found that the op-ed did not meet its standards. The newspaper’s solution? Reducing the number of op-eds! Opposing views to those of the far left Times are intolerable in what Americans have naively regarded as the unbiased press.
The NY Times, like the biased and seriously failing Arizona Republic, stand as examples that it is not a double standard we face, but rather no standard that deviates from grinding Leftism.