… did it really happen?
Seriously? Althea Bernstein led a march against racism? (Old-timers will remember when they were called “civil rights marches.”) There she is on the front page of our favorite Madison WI morning newspaper. Leading a “unity” march Sunday 04-18-21. With her own bullhorn!
Jussie Smollett wasn’t available? (Maybe he went out for a sandwich.) Bigfoot? The tooth fairy?
The march attracted “more than 100” on a beautiful Spring day the day before the trial of police officer Derek Chauvin goes to closing arguments and after the shooting of Daunte Wright. These could be the only one hundred who, apparently, still believe Althea Bernstein is credible. (For a refresher: This is the troubled young woman who told police “classic Wisconsin frat boys” poured lighter fluid on her and lit her aflame as she drove through downtown Madison with her car windows rolled up and nary a red stop light to impede her progress. As recorded by 24/7 traffic surveillance cameras.)
⇒ The Associated Press: “Daunte Wright: Doting dad, ballplayer, slain by police’
⇒ Fox News: “Daunte Wright accused of choking and robbing a woman at gunpoint; had arrest warrant.”
So much for ‘Unity’
First liberals and now “progressives” (whom former Madison mayor Cieslewicz rightly calls “the hard left”) have been trying to explain why 60 years of their governance has allowed racism to fester in their cities. As Jim Geraghty explains in National Review:
America’s major cities, particularly the ones that have tense relationships between black communities and heavily white police forces, are almost entirely Democrat(ic) run. Their city councils are Democrat(ic). Their mayors are Democrat(ic). In many cases, the governors of the states are Democrat(ic). …
Running a city well is hard [but there’s been] too much emphasis on big, glamorous downtown projects and not enough emphasis on the basics of governance and quality of life — good schools, reasonable cost of living, and safe streets.
With rioting continuing in Brooklyn Center, Minn. and around the country, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-CA, went to Minnesota and told the protesters that they “gotta stay on the street” and “get more confrontational.” The statement is ironic since Waters is one of the House members currently suing former President Donald Trump and others for inciting violence on January 6th with his words on the Mall.