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The Usual Post-Mortem Post-Mortem

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Memo to Joe Walsh, Rudy Giuliani, and Bob Kroll: YOU ARE AWFUL.

Can't have a tragedy without wildly inappropriate reactions to the tragedy by giant, steaming assholes. I'm actually shocked that Trump was as restrained as he was. The shock collar must have finally kicked in for a bit. Still, other IDIOTS SAID THE DAMNDEST THINGS!

“3 Dallas cops killed, 7 wounded. This is now war. Watch out Obama. Watch out black lives matter punks. Real America is coming after you." - Joe Walsh, who used to straight up be able to write laws you had to follow.

This tweet came out so fast the final numbers weren't in yet, and was deleted by Walsh and also defended by Walsh because, you know, threatening the President. Not because, you know, saying that black people aren't Real Americans, because we all know that's been acceptable Republican dogma for decades. Also, Real America's gonna have to put down the Cheetos if they're gonna come for anyone.

But hey, let's go and call it a "war", because that's a healthy mindset and not totally what the ex-military guy who murdered those five cops thought he was waging when he opened fire. Also, If it's just become a war now, that pretty much means that up until now it's been a massacre. If we want to use your framing. Which we don't. Because you're a dipshit.

"And you’ve got to teach your children that the real danger to them is not the police, the real danger to them, 99 out of 100 times ... are other black kids who are going to kill them, that's the way they're going to die.” - Rudy Giuliani, after a bunch of other reprehensible bullshit you can predict and then Google to see you were right.

Oh, Rudy. You patronizing prick. I know it's your job to be willfully ignorant about minorities on behalf of the Republican Party, but believe me, they're teaching their children about ALL the things that can kill them. Including cops. Including especially the kind of cops you put on the streets and trained to harass black people on a nearly constant basis. You remember that, right? Stop and frisk?

Also, ignoring for a moment the generally racist and clueless tone of your whole thing, don't you think it might be a problem when cops, who ideally should be helping deal with the thing that you say is most likely to kill black people, are instead just adding to the total body count? Seems like fixing the police problem would be a win for everybody except former mayors who took advantage of 9/11 to bolster their credibility to levels unreachable by merit.

"They only have four officers working the event because the Lynx have such a pathetic draw." - Minneapolis Police Federation president Bob Kroll, putting a little extra dick on it.

Kroll was disputing reports that eight police officers had walked off their off-duty security gigs at the Minnesota Lynx basketball game because the players dared to wear Black Lives Matter t-shirts. Turns out it was only four, and also, Kroll had to get in an extra little dig because as much as I generally support unions, there's something about police union gigs that attracts total tools to the job.

There's a lot of things preventing change in this area, but the biggest one, apart from, you know, institutional fucking racism, is cops treating BLM like enemies. Which comes from cops seeing accountability as a threat. Which should be self-incriminating like all that "thin blue line" bullshit, but instead we just say "OK, cops hate BLM, therefore BLM must be anti-cop" and go on with our day.