How is this for Bare-Faced Absurdity: The Fall of the Rule of Law By Charles Taylor (Florida)
First the story, which is utterly incredible, even in this age of the absurd, then my exasperated comments:
“The pistol Patricia McCloskey waved at protesters who broke down a gate to trespass on their private street was a non-operable 'prop' used during a lawsuit they were involved in, so a member of Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner's staff ordered the crime lab to disassemble and reassemble the gun - allowing them to classify it as "capable of lethal use" in charging documents filed Monday, according to KSDK5. In Missouri, police and prosecutors must prove that a weapon is “readily” capable of lethal use when it is used in the type of crime with which the McCloskeys have been charged. Assistant Circuit Attorney Chris Hinckley ordered crime lab staff members to field strip the handgun and found it had been assembled incorrectly. Specifically, the firing pin spring was put in front of the firing pin, which was backward, and made the gun incapable of firing, according to documents obtained by 5 On Your Side. Firearms experts then put the gun back together in the correct order and test-fired it, finding that it worked, according to the documents.”
This is like charging someone for a driving offence, say speeding, with a car that had no motor, no tires and thus was dead stationary. Talk about hunting to make examples of people! Meanwhile with the police too scared to do policing, murders in a number of Leftist Democrat cities explode:
“In only six weeks, city after city operated by entrenched Democrats have seen a massive expansion in lawlessness, violence, and murder. Stunningly, many news outlets seem gobsmacked and mystified at how or why such an explosion of lawlessness has occurred. For the sake of brevity, let’s sample six of the nation’s largest cities, including all of the top three.
The Democratic mayor has long been understood as anti-police. His wife recently imagined the city as “Nirvana” if the NYPD were eliminated altogether. Thus far in 2020, homicides are up 21 percent. Shootings are up by 46 percent. The Democratic mayor’s agenda included emptying the prison known as Rikers Island, bail reform letting perps walk before the paperwork is completed, and the effort to #DefundPolice that took 600 anti-crime units out of commission.
June saw disturbing trends. An increase in the month’s first week by 250 percent of homicides, and a 56 percent increase in shootings. Following the death of George Floyd in May the LAPD received a $150 million cut.
Year-to-date shootings have eclipsed 1,508 for 2020, putting them 350 ahead of 2019. To date homicides sit at 254, placing them ahead of 2019. Important to note that the Cook County board voted in favor of defunding police. Eleven city aldermen raced to the fore to demand that not a single penny of $333 million in federal dollars go to police, and various proposals are being considered to cut current funding by more than $30 million in current spending. Washington, D.C. Year-to-date homicide numbers are 13 percent higher than this time a year ago. Nevertheless, the District PD is slated to be defunded by more than $15 million.
Shootings are up 67 percent. Victims of armed violence are up 29 percent. Homicides are up 25 percent. So of course it makes sense to defund the Philadelphia PD by $19 million.
As consistently one of the most dangerous cities in America with a five-year streak of more than 300 murders, last year Baltimore set a new record at 348 homicides. Yet in 2020 they outpace last year’s record and will see defunding to the effect of $22 million. How else can you explain that in the city of Minneapolis (where a nation watched in horror and subsequently responded to the murder of an innocent man) that within 30 days they would record 1,600 shots fired? But then respond by voting to dismantle its police operations all together?”
It is obviously the Marxist strategy for revolution; moving from cold cultural revolution, to hot kinetic revolution. Then, we have a surprising article from the mainstream press investigating George Soros’s role in all of this:
“President Donald Trump is sending federal law enforcement into the big cities run by Democratic mayors, where murder and gang shootings are out of control and where once vibrant downtown areas are on their way to becoming ghost towns. And naturally, the Democratic mayors, backing Joe Biden, are on the defensive, upset that the president might win political advantage, even as the mayors feud with their own police departments, as the violence rises in their towns, as children are gunned down. But these Democratic cities are also where left-wing billionaire George Soros has spent millions of dollars to help elect liberal social justice warriors as prosecutors. He remakes the justice system in urban America, flying under the radar. The Soros-funded prosecutors, not the mayors, are the ones who help release the violent on little or no bond.”
In Democratic Chicago, for example, the Soros prosecutor is Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. In her 2020 campaign, she reportedly received at least $2 million from a Soros backed political action committee. Foxx doesn’t have a stellar legal reputation. Her office is under investigation for how it handled that Jussie Smollett fiasco. But she’d like to climb the ladder and become a U.S. senator. She’s the protege of Cook County Democratic boss Toni Preckwinkle, the president of the Cook County Board. And Cook County Chief Judge Tim Evans is on the Preckwinkle social justice warrior team too. Foxx announced years ago she wouldn’t aggressively prosecute shoplifters. This preceded a wave of shoplifting gangs violently hitting the boutiques on North Michigan Avenue, long before looting and unrest grew out of the George Floyd protests. And Lori Lightfoot takes the heat. She’ll have to decide whether to call Foxx out herself, or just keep taking that heat. Foxx put out a memo on June 30 reinforcing her wokeness, informing Chicago’s City Hall and police that she will not prosecute “peaceful protesters.”
In the hours after the Floyd protests here, many were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and curfew violations. These are tools used by mayors to compel order in cities. But Foxx doesn’t see it that way. She sides with the woke. A recent Chicago Tribune investigation found that of 162 offenders arrested and charged with felonies before the Floyd protests — and who were bailed out by liberal social justice warrior groups — more than 1 in 5 were charged with new offenses. Other Soros-backed prosecutors in other cities play a similar game. They won’t anger their base when they release violent offenders back into poor neighborhoods to commit other violent acts on poor people. The left is their base. This is what they want, what Soros paid for. In Democratic cities across America, the shootings increase, the murder rates soar, and street gangs are emboldened. Meanwhile, the angry white woke world, with their Black Lives Matter allies, continue to attack public monuments to Western culture. And police. This all leads to scenes such as the one in Chicago the other day, with cops trying to protect a statue of Christopher Columbus in Grant Park, overwhelmed by a large, angry mob. Dozens in the crowd carried black umbrellas to hide their identities, as they dumped cases of frozen water bottles on the ground. And the mob threw them like bricks at the heads of officers. Lightfoot, nationally famous for her anti-Trump commentary, was somewhat measured about federal agents coming to Chicago. And the other day she was incensed at what she termed a “coordinated attack” on cops at the Columbus statue. At least 49 police officers were injured and 18 required hospital treatment after the rage at the Columbus statue where those frozen bottles, along with rocks and fireworks were thrown at them. I suppose this is the place where I’m supposed to adopt Newspeak and characterize the mayhem as “mostly peaceful protests.” But no. If you’re a Democrat, you might worry that Trump will score political points by sending federal agents to the violent cities. If you’re a Republican, or an independent with a new police scanner app on your cellphone, waiting for your firearm owners permit in the mail, you might say it’s about time. And if you’re trapped in one of the violent urban neighborhoods, you’re hoping that your children won’t be killed as they sit on your front porch. You can see that something is growing in the big cities:
An overwhelming sense of lawlessness.”
This is an unleashing of terror as part of the steps to prime people up for the creation of a socialist republic, when Biden is elected in November, soon to be replaced by the number 2, coloured socialist female running mate. It is incredible, but it is happening, and happening quickly, as explained in this video by Ferfal, who lived through the collapse of Argentina, and knows American Marxism and its evils well. The three stages of America’s collapse are discussed, with the US being in stage 3 now, pretty much the dissolution period: