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September 3, 2020

See the Pattern?

Filed under: Culture,The Law — Steve Ruis @ 1:13 pm
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Here are two accounts from recent news stories:

Tahir Ahmad Naseem – who his daughter remembers as the kindest and most gentle of parents – was on trial in Pakistan for blasphemy when he was shot dead last month in a high-security courtroom. The teenager who pulled the trigger, Faisal Khan, was arrested after the shooting and charged with murder. But he was also feted as a “holy warrior”.

Meanwhile in Kenosha, Wisconsin, US of A . . .

But a white teenager, Kyle Rittenhouse, could walk down a public street in that same city during a chaotic protest — in violation of a curfew — with a military style semi-automatic long gun strapped over his shoulder, and police officers didn’t stop him. Instead, they tossed him a bottle of water and thanked him for his help. According to news reports, protesters actually shouted to police officers riding in armored trucks that the 17-year-old Rittenhouse had shot someone. Yet not one officer grabbed hold of him. Not one officer used a Taser. Not one officer drew a weapon.

On Friday, Daniel Miskinis, Kenosha’s police chief, told reporters, “There was nothing to suggest [Rittenhouse] was involved in any criminal behavior.”

See the pattern?

How does a man toting a gun walk into a “high security courtroom” . . . with a gun. Gosh do you think that man represented the dominant culture and that was one of his privileges?

How could a young man walk down a public street during a raucous protest, with a rifle looped around his neck, with people shouting at the police that the kid had just killed two protesters, and the police did nothing? Could it be that young man represented the dominant culture and that was one of his privileges?

Do you see the pattern?

3 Comments »

  1. As I mentioned to Scottie … have you noticed the dearth of coverage for the two young men that he killed? Had Kyle been a BLACK person, the news tape would still running endlessly providing all the details of the two guys, their families, their hobbies, their funerals, etc. Also updates on the one that was injured but not killed.

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    Comment by Nan — September 3, 2020 @ 1:46 pm | Reply

    • Yeah, there are more than one set of standards. And that news coverage bias is part of the pattern.

      On Thu, Sep 3, 2020 at 1:46 PM Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — September 3, 2020 @ 1:53 pm | Reply

  2. Hiding in plain sight. Cool as a cucumber even works in the wild.
    You’re right though. Even a routine game check they want your firearms disabled and out of hand. Yet this happened. Weird.

    Like

    Comment by jim- — September 5, 2020 @ 9:17 am | Reply


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