“We had 15 days to slow the spread turn into one year of lost liberty. What metrics, what measures, what has to happen before Americans get more freedoms?”
Rep. Jim Jordan, to Dr. Anthony Fauci before the Coronavirus Select Subcommittee
“If you hate cops just because they’re cops, and you don’t know anything about them, then next time you get in trouble, just call a crackhead.”
Sen. John Kennedy, commenting on recent police shootings
“The entire rationale for this bill was based on a lie: that there was widespread voter fraud in Georgia in the 2020 elections. This is simply not true.”
Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Airlines, referring to claims by Donald Trump that he lost the 2020 elections because of fraud
Bastian was also reacting to newly-enacted laws in the state of Georgia that some see as voter suppression. Delta Airlines is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
“If your knee is on a person’s neck, that could kill him.”
Lte. Richard Zimmerman, the most senior officer in the Minneapolis Police Department, testifying in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the 2020 death of George Floyd
Zimmerman also testified that once someone is handcuffed, “they are not a threat to you at that point” and the amount of force should be immediately reduced.
Capitol Hill police officer Eugene Goodman escorts Vice-President Kamala Harris during Wednesday’s inauguration. Goodman is the officer who was captured on video singlehandedly leading the mob of right-wing extremists that invaded the building on January 6 away from lawmakers. The consensus now is that Goodman’s actions inadvertently prevented the rioters from entering the Senate chamber long enough for lawmakers to escape and find shelter.
“They are acting like an uncontrolled mob on the street with uniforms and badges that they don’t show. You shouldn’t — police don’t do this. Watch this! What kind of bullshit is this?! This is a shame.”
– Lte. Gen. Russel Honoré (U.S. Army, ret.), on the “11th Hour with Brian Williams”, responding to news footage of federal agents using batons, tear gas and other items to combat protesters in Portland, Oregon.
Among those injured was U.S. Navy veteran Chris David who had been trying to talk to police and suffered a broken arm in the chaos. Honoré led the recovery in New Orleans after the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe, which occurred in the midst of another disastrous Republican presidential administration.
“What a terrible question to ask. So are White people. More White people, by the way.”
– President Donald Trump, in response to a question by Catherine Herridge of CBS News of why African-Americans still dying at the hands of law enforcement in the U.S.
Statistics show that while more white Americans are killed by the police overall, people of color are killed at higher rates. A federal study that examined lethal force used by police in 17 states from 2009 to 2012 found that a majority of victims were white, but the victims were disproportionately Black. African-Americans had a fatality rate at the hands of police officers that was 2.8 times as high as that of white people.
Cop: Do you have any weapons in the house?
Me: You’re looking at him.
“Please, if you don’t have something constructive to say, keep your mouth shut.”
– Art Acevedo, Houston police chief, in response to Donald Trump’s advice to state governors to “dominate” people protesting the recent shooting death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.
Here’s a quiz about possible news headlines:
‘August snowstorm hits the American South.’
‘Contraband include items marked ‘Bag Full of Drugs’.’
‘Donald Trump admits he’s not qualified to be president.’
Guess which one of these is real.
I almost know what you’re thinking: it’s the pigs, right?
Law enforcement officials have one of the toughest jobs in the world – especially in the U.S. and especially in Florida. (Florida has become legendary for its plethora of criminal oddities.) But a routine traffic stop on February 1 turned into an unexpected bonanza, when a police dog alerted his handler to the possible presence of drugs in the car. A quick search yielded – hold your breath – 2 small bags marked…‘Bag Full of Drugs’.
If I had read this online, I would have checked the source more than a few times. But it’s for real. Inside the bags, police found 75 grams (2.6 ounces) of methamphetamine, more than a kilogram (2.2 pounds) of the date-rape drug GHB, 3.6 grams (0.12 ounces) of fentanyl, plus ecstasy, cocaine and assorted paraphernalia.
The Drug Enforcement Agency could only have dreamed of this good fortune with “El Chapo” Guzman!
And I wish I was making this up because it would prove just how twisted The Chief’s mentality can be on the day before the Saturday after Valentine’s Day! As if you, dear readers, need anymore proof!
The moral of the story? Hell if I know! That’s why I’m telling this story to you people!