Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

This is what Trump and FAUX NOOZ lies and disinformation brought us:

 


Sedition against the United States of America!


(This is disgusting White Privilege. Imagine if POC had done this!)


60 Minutes:  "The FBI calls the Oath Keepers an anti-government militia with current and former law enforcement and military members among its members. 

60 Minutes profiles the group, which has become a central focus in the ongoing investigation of the January 6 attack on the Capitol."




 

Monday, April 19, 2021

What the Hell is Wrong with This Country's LEOs?

 

Loveland police officer on leave after arrest video of 73-year-old woman with dementia 

 According to the lawsuit, Walmart employees asked Garner to return to the store when they saw her leave without paying and took the items back — a soda, a candy bar, a T-shirt, and wipe refills — denying her request to pay for the items.

(NOTE: The woman returned the items, offered to pay for them, and the store refused. The store then called the police, and THAT escalated an incident that was harmless and nothing more than a dementia-related health problem. --S.K.) 

Someone from Walmart then called police to report Garner and the direction she walking but said the store had not suffered a loss, the lawsuit said. 

The charges against Garner were dismissed after prosecutors wrote in a motion that she “appears to be incapable of understanding her surroundings or her actions.” 

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This is a 80 pound woman suffering from dementia who was slammed to the ground and had her shoulder dislocated by the Loveland police who, IMO, demonstrated a total lack of self-restraint on an unarmed, feeble woman. They acted like thugs, and I hope the woman and her family sue the crap out of these officers who apparently haven't got an ounce of common sense or compassion in them. 

(NOTE: Walmart did NOT suffer a loss! The items were returned, Walmart REFUSED to take payment for them when the woman offered. AND THEN THEY CALLED THE POLICE ON HER! None of this would have happened but for Walmart's idiocy in calling the police.)

 

Mr. Shaw Kenawe suffered from a severe form of dementia (Lewy Body Dementia), and sometimes when I took him with me shopping, without my knowing, he would grab some item and hold it in his hand or put it in his pocket. At the check-out, if I didn't notice the item in his hand or pocket, the employees would just tell me what they saw, and I'd take the item and return it to the store. 

The employees never called the police, and Mr. Shaw Kenawe was never slammed to the ground for his unintentional taking of an item he didn't pay for. This is how a civilized people deal with those who are weak and ill and certainly suffering from an age-related mental disease. 

Somehow certain police forces in this country are too stupid and too eager for violence to understand how to deal with non-violent, non-criminal, confused elderly citizens suffering from this awful disease.

Mr. Shaw Kenawe and I were fortunate that we lived in a place where people had more compassion and awareness about dementia patients, and no police would have ever assaulted and harmed an ill and helpless citizen.

Loveland needs to severely discipline or fire the LEOs involved in this shameful incident. And we need to ask ourselves what kind of a country would tolerate this sort of assault on a citizen.




 

Sunday, April 18, 2021

SUNDAY WITH ELGAR'S LUX AETERNA (Nimrod)

 

“It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.” - Benjamin Britten