Putting all of these here for anyone who wants to use them for memes.
Seven years of my professional life were spent in the legal sector as a consultant: four in public, three in private. I have spent hundreds (thousands?) of hours in courtrooms, analyzed evidence in painstaking detail, interviewed witnesses, crawled up fire escapes for crime scene photos…
I’m not a lawyer, but I know a lot about what constitutes guilt liability in a court of law.
Trump is guilty AF.
👩🏽🧑🏼🦲”Now we know how Germany allowed Hitler to rise to power.”
👱🏻♂️👱🏻”But my friends and family who support Tяump are good people!”
No, 👱🏻♂️👱🏻, they are NOT good people. As long as they are a part of this mob that is pushing gleefully toward a fourth Reich and another Holocaust, they are bad, shitty, horrible, evil people. You need to suck it up, accept it, and push back against their bullshit.
Maybe after we’ve defeated the regime and your Tяumpy relations distance themselves from the mob, they’ll go back to being good people (albeit with a bloodstained history), but for now, they ARE the Germans who cheered for Hitler—right around the point in history where gangs of fascists were torching Jewish businesses and beating Jews in the streets. We have passed Krystallnacht.
Anyone who doesn’t think that the timeline could repeat itself is a fool.
I’m not mentioning the name of the person who killed Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber. He needs to be locked up and his name should be “inmate.” For this post, he is “the killer.”
This case is going to be important, as the actions of the killer are being taken by many as inspiration—or even license—to murder BLM members, protesters, and anyone who disagrees with Tяump.
There are already many who are crying “self-defense!” but there is no self-defense case here. The defense will definitely try to argue points such as the defendant’s age relative to gun ownership, whether he already had the gun or not when he crossed state lines, and whether or not he perceived an ongoing threat after a plastic bag was thrown at him and the person who threw it was fleeing when shot. Each of these arguments has within it the potential to cast reasonable doubt upon the charges, but they will be brought up to obscure the underlying truths: The killer had the motive to kill (intense hatred for anyone who goes against police), he had the means, and he had the opportunity in the form of first a plastic bag, and then people trying to disarm him.
The killer’s background hurts any defense that he was a good citizen who went to Kenosha to “protect property.” In addition to his far-right views he’s posted on social media, days before he murdered two men, he and a friend (likely the same friend, Dominic, whom he called seconds after shooting his first victim) brutally assaulted a teenage girl.
Is the killer a product of horrible parenting? Probably. Was he in over his head? Definitely. But you know what? Tough shit. He went to Kenosha with a weapon of war—a weapon designed to kill human beings quickly and efficiently. He went with his rage issues. He went to confront people who were protesting police violence as an advocate of those police. He made premeditated choice after premeditated choice, and when that split decision came whether to kill or not, he chose to kill. It was murder, without a reasonable doubt.
When anyone speaks up for this murderer, every bit of truth offered to counter that defense will help to keep people like this killer from emulating him.
🔥 “Only WE can fix all the harm we’ve done to the economy, your health, civil rights, foreign relations, the constitution…”
🔥 “We’re not going to actually say ‘White Power,’ but you know what’s code for ‘White Power,’ you patriotic bastards, you!”
🔥 “We got you to swallow bullshit for four years. Elect us for another four and we’ll feed you FLAMING bullshit topped with broken glass and cyanide! You’ll love it!”
🔥 “We got Kid Rock! C’mon, y’all—Kid freakin’ ROCK!”
🔥 “No matter what any of those sinful liberals tell you, God really did annoint a philandering, pedophilic, serial-lying, racist, sexist, anti-Semitic, traitorous, cheating, biblically-ignorant, Un-empathetic serial rapist to run this great country!”