If you do not read this blogge, you will reap the whirlwind!
Random synapasis: Significant segments of the progressive coalition have given up on persuasion and resorted to intimidation. It’s the Freedom Inc. strain of “progressive” virus.
- Bloomberg, Warren, Klobuchar, and that mayor from South Bend clear the way for Tulsi Gabbard.
- Who did we not see on our TV screens in the cable news coverage Tuesday night of Joe Biden’s big comeback? That’s right, Hunter Biden was missing in action.
- Hooray for Mrs. Jill Biden, who fended off the protestors who stormed the stage at her husband, Joe. Anti-milk activists?
- Hooray for the husband of the Los Angeles County district attorney who pointed a gun at protestors that invaded the porch of their home — THEIR HOME (where they sleep and their children play with their toys)!
Jack Webb, call your office
LA’s District Attorney Jackie Lacey was at 50.7% of the vote against two police-are-the-problem progressives this afternoon (03-06-2020). One of her opponents is a public defender whom the L.A. Times reports, considers her lack of law enforcement experience as a positive. If Lacey’s majority erodes, she’ll face a run-off in November.
Lacey’s nearest competitor, however, is former San Francisco D.A. George Gascón, who enacted a number of policies aimed at reducing California’s prison population, including cutting back dramatically on prosecution of low-level and nonviolent offenders. “But surges in property crime there have led critics to label him as soft on crime,” the L.A. Times reports. Yep.
Progressives have already taken over the district attorneys’ offices in San Francisco, Chicago, and Philadelphia and — we would argue — Madison and Dane County WI.
They’re coming for your …
PJ Media reports: The incident at Lacey’s home was merely the latest in a series of confrontations between her and a small but determined band of protesters led by Melina Abdullah, a professor of Pan-African Studies at California State University Los Angeles. (“Pan-African is now loading with Group One.”)
She and her merry band revel in haranguing the commissioners and the police chief over any and all perceived racial grievance. When not at LAPD headquarters, they can be found a block away outside the district attorney’s office.
Abdullah was among the protesters who disrupted a Jan. 29 debate between Lacey, Gascón, and public defender Rossi, which was notable not only for the frequent interruptions Gascón and Rossi each promised to free more criminals than the other.
A thousand paper cuts
Meanwhile, Los Angeles voters agreed to a scheme to geld the sheriff’s department that was promoted by a co-founder of Black Lives Matter. The Daily Wire reports:
The new policy creates a (shades of Madison!) civilian oversight commission that can subpoena documents and witnesses against deputies. BLM author Patrice Cullors “has been candid about her desire to ‘dismantle’ law enforcement agencies and abolish prisons,”
From Jennifer Cheatham’s very own ivory tower: Abolish police!