“Swallowing camels while straining gnats.”
Don’t cha know, the second amendment is only for white christians. Even 17 year old white supremacist breaking numerous laws.
This guy is white. He’s allowed to be armed and bellicose, without major consequence. If he were black or brown he would have learned otherwise or died long before he got that belly.
It’s not fair, not right, but it IS true that when Breonna’s boyfriend fired that shot, he precipitated the lethal reaction from the cops.
Note that I didn’t say he caused that reaction: The cause is systemic racism. But if he’d just let them enter, trash the place, probably cuff them both and drag them to the street, then they wouldn’t (probably) have killed anybody, probably not even drawn their firearms. This is something that black and brown people of their age should have learned long ago. I suspect he was feeling a little more empowered than usual, and it turned lethal. This is NOT HIS FAULT… but he did precipitate the cops’ reaction.
Getting so tired of living in a country called “Guns ‘R’ US”
Great illustration of where we unfortunately are…. thanks Nick.
“No Knock Warrant” – man, what a concept! . . . if this thing catches on, they just won’t be able to keep up with demand, esp. the ones for the wee hours of the morning.. Another ‘made in america’ innovation?
It’s only a “tyrannical government” when my loss of privilege is threatened! /s
Pretty much the way it is.
This was so predictable. Brilliant cartoon.
“I’ve looked at life from both sides now … "
The guy the cops wanted was already in jail, due to their incompetence they killed an innocent woman.
Just as every cop is a criminal, and all the sinner’s are saints…
This.. certainly puts the 2nd amenders in a quandary. How now is one to defend one’s castle?
Odd how alt-rights feel they need guns to protect themselves from a tyrannical government – while it’s a Trump led government…
Case in point A couple of white co-workers were upset when some of the BLM demonstrators were walking down the street with weapons, However, it is their right if a white man does. They also ask me don’t I feel marginalized as a white man. to Which I ask why would give me details. That is a code phrase to see if you are racist and will stand with them. I say no I don’t. Once I said oh made a mistake and got some college and that was programmed out of me.
I don’t suppose you read the part where the police raided the wrong houser did you? Naw, didn’t think so.
What’s to stop an intruder from yelling “police”?
I believe the standard response is “Mistakes were made, Here’s a check for $15,000,000, Just an unfortunate tragedy, Thoughts and Prayers, Nobody at fault. No reason to be out in the streets protesting anything.” . . . . . ./s
Ah yes, the “Look what you made me do!” defense.
Reminds me of an informational plaque at an exhibit at the San Diego Zoo, many years ago, that was amended after public comments. Don’t recall what the animal species was, but the original blurb included “…will fight back if attacked.” (duh?) It was changed to something along the lines of “Dangerous when Provoked.”
I don’t recall the name and position of the good ‘ol boy who was defending the police actions in a televised interview, but he claimed that the boyfriend had a criminal record (as if the police knew he was even there), and that Breonna was “not shot in bed, but standing alongside the bed in a firing stance”… I guess assuming the three plain-clothes officers saw her through the closed door, that she had an imaginary finger-gun in the firing stance, and that she held that pose after she was shot. He wrapped it all up by saying, “Hey, the police made mistakes, sure, but they’re only human, and (shrug), you know, things happen.”
In other words, “Our bad, but shit happens.”
If the police are carrying out a “no-knock warrant” u can bet yer arse & everything u hold sacred that I’m gonna fight back,which may or may not include firing a gun…in my mind,Miss Taylor became collateral damage through no fault of hers…the AG in Kentucky has really dropped the ball with this case…and just WHY is there even such a thing as a no-knock warrant? And….is it used in white neighborhoods as well as black? What’s wrong with this picture?
Down through the years I’ve read reports in the papers about innocent people being attacked by police in the middle of the night, dinners, parties, etc. I wondered what would happen if someone reacted the way Ms Taylor’s boyfriend did. Over a year ago in Philly a man did react that way. He wasn’t killed but spent time in the hospital and I believe his apartment was trashed. I’ve always thought these raids were going to get people killed. This has got to stop.