Trump issues shoot to kill order. It is right to rebel.

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Chicago protests police murder of George Floyd.

A tweet by Donald Trump immediately brought me back to 1968 when America’s cities were in flames over the murder of Martin Luther King.

Last night there were protests and rebellions all across the country in reaction to the brutal police murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis policemen.

In 1968, our Chicago mayor, Richard Daley, stepped before cameras and gave police the authority “to shoot to kill any arsonist or anyone with a Molotov cocktail in his hand … and … to shoot to maim or cripple anyone looting any stores in our city.”

Yesterday, the current Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot compared the killing of George Floyd to the Chicago police murder of Laquan McDonald.

Last night Trump tweeted:

A second tweet from Trump was blocked from view by Twitter for advocating violence.

Trump had tweeted : “These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!”

The thug is in the White House.

It is right to rebel.

 

3 thoughts on “Trump issues shoot to kill order. It is right to rebel.

  1. George Floyd begged for his Mother’s help before being murdered by these Pigs.

    Fuck them…motherfuck them.

  2. Mystery Militia Identified 🤖

    https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/june-3-2020

    ❝Social media roiled all day as users tried to figure out who were the soldiers in Washington, D.C. wearing no identification and saying they reported to the Department of Justice. Tonight the answer came: they were riot teams from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a law enforcement agency under the Department of Justice that oversees incarcerated people.

    ❝This is problematic for a number of reasons. First, according to Holocaust scholar Waitman Wade Beorn, who studies ethical decision making in the military, it’s a problem because soldiers are trained to defend civilians while prison guards are used to seeing civilians as their enemies, and are accustomed to using force, rather than de-escalation, to subdue them. The U.S. military, Beorn points out, does not like to be employed against Americans, and has a long tradition of that reluctance.

    ❝Their lack of name tags and insignia was also problematic. It hampers accountability — how can you complain about the actions of an officer if you cannot identify him? — and it blurs the lines between actual officers of the law and the men on the streets toting guns and demanding protesters answer to them. The use of unidentifiable police is common among authoritarian leaders.

    ❝And indeed, backed by Attorney General William Barr, Trump appears to be launching a bid to become an authoritarian leader himself. Law enforcement officers operating under his orders are attacking peaceful protesters and journalists, while the president is framing himself as a powerful leader in front of important Christian symbols: on Monday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, the famous “Church of Presidents” where his predecessors back to Madison worshipped, Tuesday at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C.❞

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