Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Ashli Babbit investigation closed today. No rioting reported.

 The US Dept. of Justice has closed their investigation into the shooting death of Ashli Babbit. No charges will be laid.


WASHINGTON – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice will not pursue criminal charges against the U.S. Capitol Police officer involved in the fatal shooting of 35-year-old Ashli Babbitt, the Office announced today.

            The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia’s Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section and the Civil Rights Division, with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division (IAD), conducted a thorough investigation of Ms. Babbitt’s shooting.  Officials examined video footage posted on social media, statements from the officer involved and other officers and witnesses to the events, physical evidence from the scene of the shooting, and the results of an autopsy.  Based on that investigation, officials determined that there is insufficient evidence to support a criminal prosecution.  Officials from IAD informed a representative of Ms. Babbitt’s family today of this determination.


Translated from Officialese, "she was asking for it."

Based on the video I saw, "insufficient evidence to support a criminal prosecution" is a bold statement. But hey, Harris/Biden administration, amiright?

 So, just to recap for those who haven;t been paying attention: Black policeman shoots white woman for disobeying his orders, in front of cameras, "there is insufficient evidence to support a criminal prosecution." White policewoman shoots black man for disobeying her orders, in front of cameras, murder charge and riots. #BurnItAllDown.

Still, America, you can take comfort in the fact that no matter how fucked and crooked your gubmint is, Canada's is worse.

Friday, April 02, 2021

Why stop at defunding police?

 The Dips want to defund the entire Canadian Armed Forces.

The policy resolution titled “Elimination of the Canadian Armed Forces” was submitted by the party’s Spadina-Fort York Electoral District Association (EDA). 

It claims that “in a world with a globalized economy traditional militaries are becoming increasingly unnecessary” and points to other countries like Costa Rica and Iceland which have allegedly “abolished their armies.” 

“An NDP government will commit to phasing out the Canadian Armed Forces,” the policy resolution states. “All members of the Canadian Armed Forces will be retrained, at the expense of the federal government, into civil service roles that help expand Canadian, provincial and municipal social services, such as expanded health care, education, community services, public transit and parks.”

This is the type of thing that passes for "intellectual conversation" in Toronto these days. No word on what their plan is if the Russians start mining uranium in the Yukon and leaving an eco-unfriendly mess. Strongly worded letter, probably.

That sound you hear is my eyes rolling.