Because it is worse than you think – the PP shooting

On Nov 27th, there was a shooter at a planned parenthood office in Colorado Springs.  He killed three people and injured a dozen more.  There was an hours long shoot out/stand off with police.

Some Americans had especially clever things to say.

Pro PP shooter tweets

Pro PP shooter tweets 2

Oh, and you are really going to love this one.

Pro PP shooter tweets 3

Here is what GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger had to say:

“Regardless, if somebody is targeting Planned Parenthood, it’s not indicative of what folks that are opposed to what some of the practices Planned Parenthood commits. We saw these barbaric videos and that is something many of us have a legitimate concern about. That doesn’t mean we’re gonna take guns and walk into Planned Parenthood clinics.”

So where does this leave us?  In a racially and reproductive rights divided country, clearly.  [These images and quotes are from AddictingInfo.com]

Early efforts to find motive for the crime have eluded the media, other than finding he had a history of small violent crimes, including shooting his dog, pushing his wife thru a window and peeping tom charges.  We do know he told the police, “No more baby parts.”

So we were unsurprised when Dear shouted across the courtroom that he was guilty and a warrior for babies.

PP video effect

What we know is that, after killing 3 people, including a cop, and wounding 9 more, and holding over 100 officers in a standoff for 5 hours, he was captured alive.  Dear was white and, in this circumstance, it matters.

Police Chokehold Death

A man steps on loose cigarettes near the site of Eric Garner’s death. If you’re black, the police might kill you for selling cigarettes.

 

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We know that white men who kill large groups of people are not called terrorists.  We know that persons of color, like the recent San Bernadino shooters, will be called terrorists.

We know that, despite the president’s desire and the will of most of the American people, these assault weapon attacks on civilians in the US will not result in any significant change in gun legislation in the US, because the NRA does not want it.

 

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a funologist, memeticist and revolutionary. Can be found in the vanity bin of Wikipedia and in locations of imminent calamity. buckle up, there is going to be some rough sledding.

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