Sentenced to over 22 years for running down and detaining a career crim who, as I saw pointed out the other day somewhere, chose to gulp down a heartstopper amount of the hard stuff in hopes of evading arrest rather than just tossing the shit out and cooling his heels for a couple-three hours in the familiar environs of city lockup until his lawyer got him back on the streets. Bill finds himself triggered, necessitating a time-out in his safe space.
I’m not surprised, but I am enraged.
Let me address something else here. Chauvin received this travesty of a sentence because he is white, no more, no less.
There is a reason I opposed him even being tried in the first place – I knew this would happen, just as I can tell you now that Rittenhouse will be sentenced to life in prison for first degree murder when he comes to trial.
And I’m sick of the Marquis of Queensbury moderates who think there are two sides to this. There aren’t, and never were.
As soon as that drug riddled career criminal with a bad ticker gasped out his last breath while resisting arrest beneath a white cop, it didn’t matter what the actual facts of the case were, only that Floyd was black, and Chauvin was white. I saw the frame immediately, because it was obvious to anyone not oblivious to what America has become. You can chop all the logic about how Chauvin was guilty of this, or that, or something else, but the way the white-hating white folks handled the case was equally egregious. All that did was help enable this over the top outcome.
And whatever value Floyd might have had as a human being (not a lot, as far as I’m concerned) was also erased in this vicious dumbshow was also erased as he and his death were reduced to nothing more than another marker for the garbage people to dance around as they wave Chauvin’s scalp in the air.
Which, in a way, makes Saint Floyd of Fentanyl the real loser in all this, I guess. Sadly, maddeningly, I’m afraid Bill is correct about what Kyle Rittenhouse has awaiting him in the all-too-near future, too. The railroading of the poor kid for the heinous crime of refusing to let himself be killed by Left rioters ought to be the event that triggers a whole damned bunch of us, lest we all be subjected to similar treatment.