Friday, May 29, 2020

"Weary from looting and arson, south Minneapolis asks: Where are the police?"
Just across the street, only the walls remained of the Hexagon Bar, a neighborhood bar that hosted bands on most weekend nights.
Now 64, Debbie Hedemark was born right down the street. Her mother used to go to the bar, where her sister worked.
“This is my bingo place where I play bingo. I’m not a drinker, but I come down to play bingo,” Hedemark said. “I love the place.”
Hedemark wonders why there are police lining up around the area where people had rioted and looted buildings Wednesday night instead of stopping people from burning down buildings.
“They have the cops all standing there right now, not letting nobody in there, but everything is gone there. Why are they there?” She said. “Why aren’t they following these people? Where are they going to attack next?”
Collins is author of the piece linked above.
I grew up in the ACLU, when it represented Nazis; before it picked sides on the 2nd Amendment and partnered with Wall Street. The office secretary would put my mother on the line when the Panthers or the NOI called. The secretary, my sometime babysitter, got arrested with her girlfriend who was on the FBI's most wanted list, but she was the secretary not a director. My mother thought bank robbery was stupid, but at least it was what she called "political action".

Spencer Coxe referred to the ACLU as a conservative organization. I've said that before. The rule of law is conservative.

Read the link on Coxe's name; the names people mentioned are white shoe Philadelphia lawyers in every way that phrase once meant. Henry W Sawyer III was the first man I ever knew with a bowler and a bumbershoot. One of the staff lawyers was a squash partner of Juan Carlos I. The contradictions of that scene were key.

The staff of the ACLU in those years was divided between lawyers from old families, retired businessmen, bored housewives, and recent law school grads and young radicals: between people who didn't need money and people who didn't want it. No one was interested in a career. I think even the young radicals realized that the organization they were a part of wasn't utopian. That's what gave the whole thing its spine.

The yuppies later brought the rot.
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Higgins really is an idiot.

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