That’s a criminal defense?
It transpires that a Madison police officer was the one who fired the shot that wounded a fellow police officer in the 500 block of State Street in the early morning hours of 10-10-21. (More here.) We cut Katoine Richardson, age 19, no slack. He is as responsible for the wounding the police officer as is the getaway driver of the bank robbery in which the teller was shot, however unplanned.
Richardson was on the lam, already facing three felonies for jumping bail and a bunch of other charges. Told police he ran because he did not want to get caught carrying a gun — from which he was prohibited by court order — and for violating an imposed curfew.
Equity in action!
Richardson is alleged to have pointed a loaded weapon at the two officers engaged in the lawful pursuit of their duties. If young Antoine had taken the bullet, instead, State Street would have suffered its second kristallnacht. Another black victim of white slave catchers.
→ The young man’s justification to threatening the lives of the police officers: Because he did not want to get caught! Why accept responsibility now when you’ve been evading it your whole life?
Neither did the two sweethearts of the June 2020 BLM intifada want to get caught. That is the night social justice warriors tore down statues of an abolitionist who died fighting slavery and of Miss Forward, a prototype of feminism. The night they they torched city hall. The night they put critical race theory into practice because a black man had been arrested for shaking down State Street businesses with a baseball bat and the threat of more broken windows — all in the name of social justice. The night Mayor Satya told police to stand down.
→ Notice that there are no police officers to be called as witnesses? The two sweethearts were arrested only weeks later, thanks in part of the victim’s smartphone video.
They were so frightened!
White man with smart phone: very frightening!
Like thunderbolt and lightning! A state senator captured some of the hooliganism on his smart phone. The two sweethearts are charged with administering a broken nose and a concussion to the Democratic legislator.
The lawyer for one of the sweethearts is one Jessa Nicholson Goetz. “It was a highly charged atmosphere that night,” she told the court. “A lot of people were scared.” Criminals in the act of committing crime are often in a state of high anxiety. The lawyer argued that her two sweethearts were only trying to get Sen. Tim Carpenter to stop taking video. Criminals don’t like to be recorded in the commission of their crimes.
Carpenter had testified that he considered himself an ally of Black Lives Matter. But Nicholson Goetz admonished the Milwaukee Democrat for “not acting like an ally. He was filming them and frightening them.”
‘We’re talking about a white man who holds a powerful position.”
Despite her protestations, the lawyer essentially told a court of law to apply critical race theory. Although politically liberal and gay, the man was white and “powerful.” No doubt, riddled with white privilege, a perpetrator of institutional racism. Well! No wonder the two sweethearts were “scared.”
As for Sen. Carpenter, he testified that that the whole imbroglio “has created a lot of political difficulties that weren’t appreciated.”
“Political difficulties”? (Platinum subscriber bonus punctuation: !!!)
Blaska’s Bottom Line: As the victims of Stalin’s show trials were to discover, it’s hard to be an ally of a movement that eats its own.