How ironic that the thronging protests against police violence against black Americans have been met with police violence. The nation watches as injustices unfold against the very essential workers who have made people’s lives bearable during the coronavirus pandemic. Americans have been touched by the harm that continues against their fellow travelers on life’s journey.
Even though Donald Trump has done his best to divide the country, he has not counted on people who are kind, unlike the president and his far-right Republican Senate. They are compassionate unlike his Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of State Mike Powell, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). They are also braver than any of them.
After Trump’s reality soldier show of supposed force on Monday, all manner of nuts have fallen out of the white supremacist trees.
Police arrested a man studded with weapons and dressed in National Guard fatigues outside of Los Angeles City Hall Tuesday. Members of the National Guard noticed that there was something wrong with the outlier Gregory Wong’s, 31, uniform. He was booked on the charges of “impersonating a Guard member” and suspicion of manufacturing or possession of an illegal assault weapon.
The man was originally from northern California, but he was a recent resident of LA. He carried a pistol, rifle, and additional ammunition. LA Mayor Eric Garcetti later joined the protesters.
Both the city and state offices worked to bring in the National Guard on May 30. They were there to keep order in the continuing protests over the slow-motion murder of George Floyd. Four Minneapolis police were involved in the homicide.
‘I love @KekePalmer. She’s out in the streets of LA talking with the National Guard. pic.twitter.com/7iZ2tvubXn — Anthony Dominic (@alloveranthony) June 2, 2020’
— Anthony Dominic (@alloveranthony) June 2, 2020
The nation watched the slow-motion execution of a black man George Floyd by four Minneapolis police officers. All four have been arrested. That reality has shaken citizens into action. It is clear that there are two very separate types of protests.’
‘National guard is rolling into downtown LA rn, how tf are they gonna release a 6pm curfew 40 minutes before 6pm and expect everyone to be home?? #Curfew pic.twitter.com/vTDSahNbBN — CAM ➐ (@Objcam) June 1, 2020’
— CAM ➐ (@Objcam) June 1, 2020
‘The California National Guard is being deployed to Los Angeles overnight to support our local response to maintain peace and safety on the streets of our city.’
In Sacramento, people saw its “first-ever citywide curfew and the presence of hundreds of National Guard troops,” according to The Miami Herald.
‘[T]he governor went out and helped clean Sacramento chile lemme go see what other governors doing’
There are the huge spontaneous crowds of peaceful protesters across the country whose efforts led to the officers’ arrests. Then, there are the small well-organized looters and vandals. At least some of their arsons were managed by white supremacists
These tweets show part of what is happening in California:
‘Boogie been outta Sacremento.(sic) for years
‘He must have remembered the announcer was racist as hell and said fuck it lets get this dude fired’
‘This is my great uncles (sic) store Vanini in Sacrement (sic) o that got looted. Thankfully they’ve been able to get volunteers to help clean it up, but replacing things is going to be difficult. I beg of you it’s not helping BLM to loot places like this and it’s super harmful. Please stop.’
Featured image is a screenshot via YouTube.
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