The Rolling Stones used a studio in 1974 following a Led Zeppelin session. Jimmy Page decided to hang around and contributed to the track Scarlet. Mick Jagger recently rediscovered the track and included it on the 2020 rerelease of the Stones’ Goat’s Head Soup album.
🤣NYPD OFFICER GOES OFF ABOUT HIS NEW TACTICAL TRAINING!!!🤣THIS IS A MUST WATCH…AND PLEASE SHARE!!!🖤💙🖤 pic.twitter.com/4SBMkSkHV8
— 🌻Destiny, RN, BSN🌻 (@Destiny3650) July 11, 2020
Legitimate protests have continued for months in Louisville and around the world. Conscientious people have been calling attention to police killings of citizens, many of whom are African Americans.
Good for the protesters for keeping alive the names of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and so many other victims of police misconduct or miscalculation. The Black Lives Matter movement is the most important cultural voice in 2020.
99% of the violence in America has nothing to do with police.
16 people were just shot a funeral home in your city.
It isn't the feds that are terrorizing your residents. https://t.co/ivogjefuxz
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 22, 2020
Nonetheless, police brutality needs to be rooted out by the intense attention it is drawing in 2020.
Just as a pickpocket needs a crowd to create diversion, nefarious shooters, looters, rioters, arsonists, and physical abusers have used the cover of noble BLM protests to mask their criminal activity.
Police want to protect the entire community, including the peaceful protesters. But they are limited in how they can respond to felonious agitators who want to take things into violent territories.
Louisville officials have essentially shrugged at the criminals and accepted their behavior as an unfortunate addition to peaceful protests.
Over 60 local volunteers from all walks of life served 1,200 meals to @LMPD, SWAT, EMT, and Sheriff’s Dept. last Saturday as a “Thank You” from the community. Many officers were deeply touched by the personal handwritten notes on every food box. Well done, people! #support pic.twitter.com/uOp309NIe8
— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) July 14, 2020
LMPD has arrested around 500 people for various crimes but almost none of the perpetrators are encumbered because of free bail and legal representation provided by sympathetic people. Many of the arrestees are protesters refusing to move, but many others are people who have committed violent crimes in the midst of protests.
In 1968, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley did not mince words on the proper way to handle the criminals using protest crowds for cover.
This weekend, another group that purports to have the firepower to overcome local law enforcement is scheduled to set up a “formation” in Louisville. This will be yet another line to gauge how serious local leaders are about providing security and keeping the peace.
Tonight, as protesters attempted to stop @LMPD from towing a car, a woman threw water at one officer.
The officer quickly grabbed her, pushed her to the ground and arrested her.
People in the crowd say the officer says she threw a punch. Here’s the video. pic.twitter.com/fMCjxM4qXY
— Bailey Loosemore (@bloosemore) July 8, 2020
Courier Journal reporter Bailey Loosemore was embedded with Louisville protesters as they swarmed LMPD officers. The police were having a car removed from a no parking zone near the protest site that has seen one murder and multiple battles with police over the past two months.
The reporter’s caption is more supportive of the protester claims. First, the type of liquid is unknown. In prior protests, police have had urine and chemicals thrown at them. This video does not clarify the actual substance splashed toward several officers, not just one.
“People in the crowd say” sets up a hearsay problem. The same problem arises from the reporter’s secondary claim that “protesters say the car’s owner was never asked to move it.”
Who is the car owner? Why not get a direct quote from that person?
Read the comments for more backseat driving misdirection.
On a parallel front, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer began his one year term as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. His office posted a video touting leadership, listening, and learning.
Read the comments section to see how the Louisville protesters and #BlackLivesMatter constituents aren’t having any of what the mayor is serving.
In these challenging times, the amount of opportunity we have to do good has never been greater. During my tenure as President of @usmayors, Louisville will be leading the calls for the kinds of systematic change people are demanding. pic.twitter.com/ThHUdvoQbv
— Mayor Greg Fischer (@louisvillemayor) July 8, 2020
— Terry (@cardinalterry42) July 7, 2020
THREAD: On @CNNTonight, Terry Crews explained to host @donlemon why he was rightly critical of the Black Lives Matter organization. "It was almost a supremist move where they viewed that their black lives mattered a lot more than mine." But lemon got combative real quick pic.twitter.com/TkgfU5ZAxu
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) July 7, 2020
Abraham Lincoln once asked an audience how many legs a dog has if you count the tail as a leg. When they answered “five,” Lincoln told them that the answer was four. The fact that you called the tail a leg did not make it a leg.
— Thomas Sowell (@ThomasSowell) July 7, 2020
Two men. One Black. One White. Both descendants of Thomas Jefferson. Both say take down the Jefferson Memorial in D.C. (Replace it, they say, with a statue of Harriet Tubman “ I think we paid enough attention to the founding fathers and it’s time to celebrate…the women.”) pic.twitter.com/3r0dWSVQaX
— Poppy Harlow (@PoppyHarlowCNN) July 7, 2020
Activist journalism is killing what our information disseminating forebears spent hundreds of years building. Thanks, partisan jackasses.
Journalism today. https://t.co/46dQvCprtl
— Byron York (@ByronYork) July 4, 2020
Also, the English language is under siege.
Yep. English is literally dead. https://t.co/hGVXeSNDV7
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) July 1, 2020
As I see @WKUBasketball call out @KentuckyMBB I’m wondering why them two along with @LouisvilleMBB and @RacersHoops don’t play a Big Four Classic every year. Would think that would make money in this state. Am I wrong?
— Kendrick HaskinsWave (@KendrickHaskins) July 7, 2020
Those two, Kendrick. Those two.
Are there no editors in today’s world? Have we completely surrendered to cost cutting management?
Here’s a promising story. The BLUE ANGELS are here! Happy 4th of July, America!
As a Catholic, I found this incredible scene from The Sopranos completely spot on. In the 1970s and 80s, our family home was a regular stop for various priests and other religious leaders looking for a meal or adult beverages.
The Sopranos scene above is an uncomfortable reality showing the freeloading priest Father Phil being called out by Carmela for manipulating “spiritually thirsty” women.
The Catholic church limits women to roles lesser than priests and therefore keeps them locked in a spiritually thirsting state.
Bravo to the script writers for a searing look at reality.
Now enjoy more treats from the brilliant Sopranos series, one of the greatest stories in American television history.