Michael Ramirez for May 30, 2021

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    pepwine  about 2 years ago

    Which criminals are we talking about, Trump and his Republican thugs that tried to sack the United States Capital?

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    Daeder  about 2 years ago

    Chip Bok already tried to retread this BS the other day.

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    baroden  about 2 years ago

    Ah, more fear tactics from the right. Name one law that ever prevented a crime. Then take the time to see how poor education, poverty and unemployment influence it. The police don’t get involved until the crime is already underway or done.

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    Radish the wordsmith Premium Member about 2 years ago

    The FBI is still tracking the criminals who attacked the Capitol and the Capitol Police, they have the tapes from inside the building its like “watching hundreds of moving felonies”. At the moment the perps are preparing a ‘right wing media and Trump told us to do it’ defense of their heinous attack on our democracy.

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    suzalee  about 2 years ago

    Ask the Capitol police if the GOP “backs the blue”.

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    Durak Premium Member about 2 years ago

    What kind of crime you worried about, Mike? Street crime?

    People don’t do street crime because they WANT to.

    How about we invest in public education, public works projects, public health and safety programs?

    Just, for the love of goodness, don’t call it infrastructure. Call it “crime reduction”.

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    The Nodding Head  about 2 years ago

    Horse apples

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    Iseau  about 2 years ago

    All your readers should read the comic strip Pearls Before Swine before commenting.

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    cocavan11  about 2 years ago

    What in God’s name does Ramirez think his cartoon evokes from readers? (1) that the police, as a policy matter, employ criminals in some capacity while keeping those criminals on a leash? (2) that a rabid dog on a leash symbolizes what criminals who cross an undefined line can expect from the police? This ambiguity is what Ramirez has ALWAYS RELIED ON, i.e., he’s not intelligent enough, educated enough, experienced enough, or rational enough to cite ANYTHING to merit readers’ IMMEDIATE UNDERSTANDING of what he’s attacking or praising. Instead, Remirez draws and publishes a provocative picture and relies on the preposterous and ludicrous imaginations of his meshugge followers to attach a story—ANY STORY, the more negative, the better—to it. That’s how quisling propaganda comes about and is spread: from a venal, mendacious, corrupting GOP Leadershit shill who routinely collects 30 pieces of silver every day.

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    TomStuetzer  about 2 years ago

    There ya go! If you are threatened with a gun, call a social worker, see how that works out for you.

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    piobaire  about 2 years ago

    First, damn few people want to get rid of the police, and damn few of that damn few are sane. No police would lead to many more people taking the law into their own hands and arming themselves to the teeth to do it. What people are asking for is for reformed police with fewer responsibilities, a return to their core functions.

    Second, how strong are you on law enforcement, Mr. Ramirez? If grift is alleged against someone for grifting money from an inauguration, shouldn’t that be investigated, and if proven in a court of law, punished?

    How about violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution?

    How about profiteering with hotels and resorts with the potential of improper influence on government decisions?

    How about secret communications with a foreign government that clearly wishes us harm?

    How about a suspicious death of someone in jail who could have dished immense amounts of dirt on a president?

    How about extorting a foreign government for lies to damage a political opponent?

    You can’t have it both ways, Mr. Ramirez. Either you are for law and order, or you are not, and you believe that some people are above the law.

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    Ontman Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Please don’t let those Republicans off the leash.

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    • Thomas  about 2 years ago

    Racists have given up on trying not being. There is just too much evidence telling them what they already believe.

    Cop-haters have given up on trying not being. There is just too much evidence telling them what they already believe.

    Cop-lovers have given up on trying not being. There is just too much evidence telling them what they already believe.

    Police culture has given up on any optimism about the human race.

    Popular culture has given up on any optimism about the police force.

    Every. Single. Day.

    Some police officers commit serious crimes. Brutality, Tampering with evidence. The ‘Take’. Perjury. Falsified reports. Theft of property. Faked overtime. Drinking on duty. Shakedowns. Unjustified homicide. Etc.

    Every. Single. Day.

    Some citizens commit serious crimes. Assault. DUI. Theft. Child endangerment. Unjustified homicide. Etc.

    Every. Single. Day.

    Some of these people – police & citizen alike — are going [of course!] to turn out to be White or Black or Latin or Asian.

    Every single day we are all in this together. There is no ‘them’. It is all ‘us’.

    We are doing these things that happen – good & bad. There is an overdue & immediate need for cooperation, compromise, compassion, and most of all intellectual honesty with ourselves. But for the grace of happenstance, any one of us could find ourselves walking in the shoes of those we revile. Kudos to those who live exemplary lives regardless of circumstance. It is a rare thing. The rest of us need some serious work.

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    FrankErnesto  about 2 years ago

    Cops kill more innocent people than criminals do. The leash belongs on both parties.

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    piper_gilbert  about 2 years ago

    On January 6 it was the other way around.

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    DonnyTwoScoops  about 2 years ago

    Actually, law enforcement seems to be closing in on the Trump organization. And don’t get me started on Matt Gaetz.

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    DCBakerEsq  about 2 years ago

    Open carry.

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    Patjade Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Same old tired, worn-out, disingenuous meme.

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    david_42  about 2 years ago

    When the police are stealing (excuse me, “confiscating”) more than the thieves …

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    jack666 Premium Member about 2 years ago

    In far too many cases it would be correct to label the dog “police” and the leash “cell phones”.

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    Diamond Lil  about 2 years ago

    Yawwnn…you’re getting tiresome Mikey

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    GiantShetlandPony  about 2 years ago

    So, Criminal Police Unleashed?

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    knutdl  about 2 years ago

    The police are the criminals ?

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    martens  about 2 years ago

    The book [AMERICA ON FIRE by Elizabeth Hinton] is sobering, particularly along three registers. First, although Hinton lays out a compelling history of Black response to police violence, she notes that nowadays it takes acts of “extraordinary” police violence to prompt the forms of rebellion peppered throughout the country’s history.

    The book’s second sobering contention deals with public policy, where Hinton points out a cruel irony: The typical response to acts of rebellion is more policing. More policing leads to more police violence. More police violence leads to further acts of rebellion. This cycle is “self-defeating at best, and grievously harmful at worst.” More policing, in Hinton’s account, should be at the bottom of the list of policy prescriptions, since it invites the very occurrence that it purports to undermine. A better approach would be to fund programs that provide relief from abject poverty, lack of educational opportunity and the host of other social conditions that help maintain a racial hierarchy in the United States.

    The book also forces the reader to confront the limits and the failures of the civil rights movement. Its methods and impact proved insufficient to bring about the sort of structural change necessary for racial equality. Rebellion or “sustained insurgency” has always been in the background, edited out of our history books, but reminding the country that the hydraulic force of unheard voices and unfulfilled promises will find a vehicle for expression. Hence the long and uninterrupted history of Black rebellion.


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    RAGs  about 2 years ago

    Hey Ramirez, what about the criminals in the police?

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    Ammosexual Premium Member about 2 years ago

    America has seen the biggest uptick in violent crime since the Cocaine Wars of the 80’s and the usual commenters point to Jan 6th and Cop crime. Misdirect much, the Capital Riots lasted what 2 hours with a Body count hovering around maybe two. Cops murder 10-12 mutts a year and that rises above 1,000’s of street killings, beatings and robberies a month. Some of you have a messed up moral compass. Be safe out there enjoy the weekend.

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    DrDon1  about 2 years ago

    Were the ‘Las Vegas Review Journal’ editors on ‘Vacation?’

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    Concretionist  about 2 years ago

    If you take this ’toon at face value, you have to believe that “before now” the cops were in control of the criminals. R-i-i-g-h-t.

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    ferddo  about 2 years ago

    Wow! Bok makes bad policemen look like rabid criminal dogs with no restrictions!

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    GradingGorrell  about 2 years ago

    ‘Leashes’ don’t stop rabies. Vaccines do.

    Ramirez is arguing the only way to stop a rabid dog is to restrain it.

    There is no cure for Rabies once a dog has it, so he’s subtly saying that euthanizing the rabid dog(killing criminals) is necessary, when in reality the rabies can be easily prevented with a regular vaccine.

    What would the ‘vaccine’ represent in this metaphor?

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