Wednesday, July 06, 2016


I missed the press conference. Did anyone there ask the governor about this?
The shooting comes just over a month after Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a “Blue Lives Matter” bill into law, which legally protects police officers under hate-crime law—the first legislation of its kind in the country.
I've read  a bunch of tweets and comments praising John Bel's "leadership" or whatever for having issued the standard remain calm pablum
"I'm asking for leaders in the faith-based community, elected officials and other community leaders ... to ensure we all remain calm and peaceful as the details continue to unfold," Edwards said. "That may be tough for some, but it's essential that we do that."
But just a month ago he signed a hateful law that validates the police in their assumption they can act violently with impunity. For some reason no one is questioning his "leadership" there.

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