While Twitter Twat Trump Squawks, the World Laughs

The president continues with his twitter rampage.  Meanwhile, the rest of the world laughs at his stupidity and empty headed rhetoric that is backed by nothing of substance.

Recently, Trump sent his secretary of defense, General Mattis to Japan to affirm the U.S.’s commitment to guarding some islands within the territorial waters of Japan from big bad China.  Right after the visit, China sailed three warships by the islands.  Message: Trump is all bark and no bit. All hat and no cattle.  Big talk and no walk.  Don’t forget though, President Bannon predicted  that the U.S. will be at war with China sooner rather than later.  With a Chinese standing army of 1.6 million (conservative estimate), President Twat better dust off the old military draft.

Then we learn that as Trump tweets away at all hours of the day, Venezuela and Russia quietly cemented their relationship.  I suppose the president was to busy picking out his golden drapes for the Oval Office to be bothered by Russia building relationships in our backyard.

Meanwhile, Trump spent a big part of his first weeks in office sucking up to the U.K. during the British prime minister’s visit to Washington, and talking up the “special” relationship between the U.K. and the U.S.  So special in fact that if Trump tried to speak in front of the British parliament, he would be blocked and muzzled like the rabid dog that he is.

Sad!

The Chicago Police Officer Charged with the Murder of Laquan McDonald

10 p.m. Oct. 20, 2014.

At about 10 p.m. on October 20, 2014, Officer Jason Van Dyke of the Chicago Police Department responded to a call regarding a man with a knife acting erratically.

When Officer Van Dyke arrived at the scene, he saw the suspect, Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old boy walking in the middle of the street with a small knife.  Other officers had reported that while McDonald had slashed the tires of their patrol car and otherwise had done some property damage, he had not attacked any of the officers.

Officer Van Dyke and an unnamed partner exited their patrol car in front of McDonald.  McDonald continued to walk in their general direction.  Officer Van Dyke drew his firearm and aimed it at McDonald.  McDonald continued to walk but did not take any action indicating he was about to attack Officer Van Dyke.  When McDonald was approximately ten feet away from Officer Van Dyke, the officer took a step towards McDonald and then shot at McDonald sixteen times.

McDonald was shot several times, fell to the ground, and in dash cam footage, it appears that Officer Van Dyke continued to fire when McDonald was on the ground.  McDonald died soon after.  Despite multiple officers being present at the scene, Officer Van Dyke was the only one who opened fire.

The nearby Burger King had several cameras pointed in the area.  Shortly after the shooting, several officers entered the restaurant, locked themselves into the security room and then deleted video footage of the incident from security tapes.

Over the next 13 months, Chicago residents protested and only begrudgingly, the Police Department released the dash cam video which appears to depict Officer Van Dyke shooting McDonald to death without McDonald taking any action to threaten Officer Van Dyke’s safety.

Officer Van Dyke was charged with murder and posted bail.  Shortly thereafter, the head of the Chicago Police Department was fired by the mayor.

Related article: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/19/us/few-complaints-against-chicago-police-result-in-discipline-data-shows.html?_r=1

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University of Cincinnati Police Officer Charged With Murder

Officer Ray Tensing was charged with murder of Samuel Dubose.

The body cam footage shows that after stopping the victim for not having a front license plate, Officer Tensing shot Dubose in the face as Dubose turned on his car.  The officer fired the shot almost immediately after the traffic stop began and before Dubose took any substantive act which could be perceived as a “threat” to the officer.  The body cam footage released after the incident shows that Dubose had his right arm on the steering wheel and his left arm up in the air as Officer Tensing shot him in the head.

Just remember that without a body cam this indictment would have never happened.

Samuel Dubose

Samuel Dubose

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