Saturday, May 2, 2015

Seattle May Day Riots Over Baltimore Police Killing Freddie Gray While Fort Worth Is Riot-Free

Like I already said once before today, unlike the town I currently live in, Seattle has more than one actual, real newspaper which prints actual news about what actually happens, without filtering the news through a Chamber of Commerce does it make our town look good filter.

For instance, this morning what you see here was the headline that greeted me when I clicked on the Seattle Times.

This was the first I had heard that May Day rallies in Seattle had morphed into rioting protesting the alleged Baltimore police murder of Freddie Gray.

I don't know how FOX talking heads and conservative radio talk show mouths will fit a Seattle police brutality protest into their Ferguson/Baltimore type narrative.

It should be quite clear to anyone paying attention that disgust over police brutality is widespread across America with the disgust not limited to any one race, creed, party or religion.

On Facebook, last night, I saw an interesting entry from Mr. Mike.....

"While no one condones looting, on the other hand, one can understand the pent-up feelings that may result from decades of repression and people who have had members of their family killed by that regime..."

Who said that? A flaming bleeding heart liberal type? No, this quote came from Donald Rumsfeld, one of the architects of America's Iraq mess. Is this a current quote, referencing problematic police regimes in various American towns? Or the regime of Saddam Hussein? It's hard to tell.

Below is video from the Seattle Times of yesterday's riot protest in Seattle. Can you picture such a thing happening in Fort Worth? More on that question later....

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