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a federal judge. Sometimes in the long judicial history, judges become accustomed to have their way in their court rooms and the issue of state of mental mind, comes into play. This is not to say that Jackson has had a mental collapse, but surely one has to look at how she used her power to create conditions of judicial bias and subsequently issued court orders that were suspect and detrimental to others.
As stated before, Judge Jackson is not above the law. When you become a federal judge, you take a oath of office to uphold the U.S. Constitution and rule by the law on the books and not by bench law (your opinion). It is very unfortunate that Judge Jackson is no longer a federal judge, but if what she is charged with is true, the removal of her from the bench is in the best interest of the community.
Locally, the recent civil demonstrations concerning the death of Anthony La Marr Smith, killed by a white police officer, concern a constitutional right. The right is the First Amendment aka freedom of speech. The first amendment has been under fire. Most people, including President Donald Trump, wants to use the amendment to their advantage, but one must realize that the Constitution belongs to everyone. you cannot abuse the right of freedom of speech, but certainly it can be used to show your disagreement. Young Smith was killed in a bizarre manner, by a white police officer. He was charged with first degree murder, a charge that carries the death penalty. Most legal experts say that the circuit attorney over-charged the crime against the officer and could not prove it and it appears that they were right.
Immediately, after the verdict, hundreds of citizens protested. They marched peacefully and some violence did occur, but no more deaths. The demonstrators showed their economic power over the city and county. Restaurants and planned concerts were cancelled, costing the area, millions in anticipated revenue.
The mayor, county executive and governor should be congratulated that no deaths happen. However, the Smith Incident shows that there is still injustice applied towards minorities in the metro area. Evidence that was presented i the Smith Case, were strong enough to have brought lesser charges against the white office. Deaths are Deaths.
dones and promotes violence at every given opportunity. On the campaign trail, he encouraged violence among his supporters against protesters especially perceived members of "Black Lives Matter" and all people of color. After receiving a notice from his security that someone might be planning to throw tomatoes at him (again), Trump told his supporters to "knock the crap out of them … I promise you, I will pay for the legal fees." The crowd vociferously cheered him on.
Recently he has been fantasizing about destroying North Korea with no repercussions here at home. He is using the same bully tactics used in the presidential campaign against Hillary Clinton threatening to have her prosecuted by the DOJ if he is elected. Does he not realize there are no winners in a nuclear war? Just "losers" as he so fondly like to label opponents.
This past weekend he proposed that athletes, especially those of color, be stripped of their right to peaceful protest. He directly attacked NFL athletes who refused to stand for the national anthem in the harshest of terms: "Wouldn’t you love to see one of these N.F.L. owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he’s fired.’" The person Trump was referring to was an athlete of color, Colin Kapernick. Trump was "dog whistling" to a mostly white group in Alabama who disenfranchised blacks and prevented them from voting up until 1965.
Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul said Saturday President Trump isn’t "man enough" to call athletes a "son of a bitch "to their faces. "With everything that’s going on in our country, why are YOU focused on who’s kneeling and visiting the White House"?
Unfortunately, there are those who support Trump, his fantasies and racist theories.
However, there’s been a considerable decline in the number of those who strongly approve of Trump, from a peak of around 30 percent in February to just 21 or 22 percent of the electorate now. The decline in Trump’s strong approval ratings is larger than the overall decline in his approval ratings. Far from having unconditional love from his base, Trump has already lost almost a third of his strong support. And voters who strongly disapprove of Trump outnumber those who strongly approve of him by about a 2-to-1 ratio, which could presage an "enthusiasm gap" that works against Trump at the midterms. The data suggests that the GOP’s initial attempt (and failure) in March to pass its unpopular health care bill may have cost Trump with his core supporters.
Charlottesville Virginia was a defining moment for Donald Trump and people of color. He firmly established himself as a supporter of White Supremacy and neo-Nazism.
Trump advocates such as Paris Denard should take note of his vulgar description of Colin Kapernick and all other athletes who would peacefully demonstrate their opposition to racial injustice: "Son-of-a-bitch". In an editorial penned by him on August 23, 2017 he wrote: As a black Republican proud of Trump, I know bigotry is bipartisan. Let me be clear, I would never support anyone in public or in private if I felt they were racist, and went against everything I was raised to believe in and stand for politically. My integrity, and my good name, is worth more than that. Politicians and political leaders come and go but I have to sleep at night, look my family and future children in the eye and say what I stood for and supported was right.
Apparently, Paris Dennard never felt the need to protest racial injustice on his behalf or others. If he chose to do so right or wrong, Trump would have classified him with Colin Kapernick, "Black Lives Matter". and the rest of the Sons-of-bitches.
Donald J. Trump demonstrates who he is in word and deed every day of his life. He clearly states that he has no respect for anyone who is not of Euro British decent.
His racial bias has been demonstrated numerous times. He is obsessed with discrediting Barack Obama and the presidential legacy of a Black US president. He claimed a judge was biased because "he’s a Mexican." The Justice Department sued his company , twice , for not renting to black people in fact, discrimination against black people has been a pattern in his career. He refused to condemn the white supremacists who campaigned for him. He questions whether President Obama was born in the United States. He treats racial groups as monoliths. He trashed Native Americans. He condoned the beating of a Black Lives Matter protester. He called supporters who beat up a homeless Latino man "passionate." He stereotyped Jews and shared an anti-Semitic meme created by white supremacists. He treats African-American supporters as tokens to dispel the idea he is racist. He refuses to acknowledge the Central Park Five are innocent.
Considering all of the above, how can any person of color sing the praises of Donald J. Trump?
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Joe Scarborough, host of television show and former Republican Congressman got it right when in a Washington Post September 29th article, he ripped Trump apart for criticizing McCain’s prisoner of war record.
While McCain was being beaten by his communists captors for more than 5 years, Scarborough wrote, "Trump was dodging the draft by claiming that bone spurs stopped him from serving his country in uniform. And yet this crippling condition didn’t stop the spoiled Ivy League student from playing football, tennis and golf. After four draft deferments, Trump graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968 on the same day 40 U.S. servicemen were killed in Vietnam."
When will Ryan and McConnell speak out as courageously?.
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