The ballad of Jordan King, BLM hero
If Jordan King had a sledgehammer, he’d hammer in the morning.
He’d hammer in the evening, all over the Square.
He’d hammer out statues, he’d hammer out police memorials.
He’d hammer out windows during the ‘mostly peaceful ‘protests
All over this town.
And after doing all that hammering, Jordan A. King (apparently) likes to get hammered.
Fair amount of table pounding that King (no relation to Martin Luther King Jr.) was released on a signature bond after Wednesday’s (08-26-2020) initial court appearance. This is the 25-year-old who took a sledgehammer (alleged, alleged, alleged) to the Memorial for Law Enforcement Officers killed in the line of duty, located on the State Capitol grounds.
⇒ Readers are invited to pause here for a moment of silent contemplation. Perhaps, even, take a knee.
Cops killed in the line of duty? Yes: 89 last year alone. (FBI stats here.) Which may explain why cops get jittery when a detainee attempts to reach for something in their cars. Only the Republican National Convention acknowledged that Blue Lives also Matter. The convention featured Ann Dorn, widow of the slain retired St. Louis police captain [a Black man], recounting her late husband’s life and death at the hands of a looter. (Watch here.)
Jordan A. King is also implicated in busting the glass at Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes’s office in the Capitol, which only proves that The Man is still the enemy no matter how Black or woke he gets. Damage to the Law Enforcement memorial is estimated anywhere between $15,000 and $50,000. Damage to the Capitol around $6,500. According to the WI State Journal, King was also seen on video smashing $20,000 worth of windows at a West Mifflin Street restaurant. (Has anyone told the inflammable Althea Bernstein that almost all of Downtown Madison is on camera?)
Not a flight risk?
Police say King fled across the Capitol lawn and changed his clothes in an attempt to evade arrest. Now you know why the well dressed social justice warrior’s wardrobe is not complete without a well stocked backpack. Jordan A. King’s backpack held:
- One handgun of unspecified make or caliber
- 40 rounds of ammo AND
- two bottles of whiskey!
The brass knuckles, on the other hand, he keeps in his pocket. Throw in some charcoal lighter fluid, box of matches, some bandages, carton of milk to ward off the pepper spray, and you’re ready to do some serious social justice!
King is charged with two counts felony criminal damage to property and illegal concealed weapon, a misdemeanor. (No license required for concealed carry a bottle of whisky.) Jordan A. King is a Freedom Fighter to Madison’s progressive/anarchist Left.
Ismael Ozanne for the revolving door
For the record, it was court commissioner Jason Hanson who set bail conditions. But more to the point, the State of Wisconsin was represented by Dane County District Attorney Ismael R. Ozanne. Not a low-ranking deputy, as would be typical for these initial appearances, but the head guy himself. Prosecutors ask for bail. The defense attorneys counters by arguing for the lowest amount they can get away with. We do not know if Ozanne asked for a high bail and was out-argued by the defense attorney or if commissioner Hanson is on board with sledgehammering our cultural icons. Nor do we know the brand of whiskey favored by BLM/Antifa/BernieBois. We suspect it is union shop, locally sourced, organic, and fair trade whiskey. In fairness, there were some conditions placed on soldier King:
- Stay off State Street, Langdon Street, and Capitol Square.
- Possess no “dangerous” weapons.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: No court strictures on the man’s whiskey. The man has to salve his conscience any way he can.
Does the combination of gun and whiskey make Jordan King
Mostly Peaceful or Mostly Dangerous?
What do YOU think?