There are ample reasons why policing as we know it in this country needs to be deconstructed and replaced — in shorthand, defund the police. This is a dedicated post and thread.
Author Archive for: Rayne
Blogger since 2002, political activist since 2003, geek since birth. Opinions informed by mixed-race, multi-ethnic, cis-female condition, further shaped by kind friends of all persuasions. Sci-tech frenemy, wannabe artist, decent cook, determined author, successful troublemaker. Mother of invention and two excessively smart-assed young adult kids. Attended School of Hard Knocks; Rather Unfortunate Smallish Private Business School in Midwest; Affordable Mid-State Community College w/evening classes. Self-employed at Tiny Consulting Business; previously at Large-ish Chemical Company with HQ in Midwest in multiple marginalizing corporate drone roles, and at Rather Big IT Service Provider as a project manager, preceded by a motley assortment of gigs before the gig economy was a thing. Blogging experience includes a personal blog at the original blogs.salon.com, managing editor for a state-based news site, and a stint at Firedoglake before landing here at emptywheel as technology’s less-virginal-but-still-accursed Cassandra.
Entries by Rayne
Law enforcement in this country is screwed up. It doesn’t help matters that many Americans have been conditioned to see a vaporware bugbear as a threat and not the police who fail to protect and serve the public.
U.S. military troops and resources have been deployed because Americans dared to exercise their First Amendment rights. This isn’t like 1992 but more like 1989.
So much manure, so few shovels. Here’s three piles, have at it.
How convenient for Trump that the media has been under fire for two days and unable to hold him accountable.
Across the country during protests this week, there’s been a clear pattern of behavior law enforcement attacking the exercise of the First Amendment by assaults on the press.
In which a multi-generational household fumbles its way to new cooperative living routines in the time of pandemic.
Given the last study results, there’s simply no good reason for Trump’s plugging hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 drug therapy except to harm and kill Americans.
At this rate we’ll be under some form of quarantine all damned summer because these spoiled, stupid wretches can’t make the connection between their bad behavior and Michiganders’ deaths.
Trump’s unfiltered bullshit about COVID-19 will get somebody killed and damage businesses as well. Members of the White House coronavirus task force are as much to blame for not stopping his misinfo/disinfo.