This is an $80 toy


Black Ops revolverIt can be purchased in Wal Mart, or on line at Amazon, Ebay or other game sites and as far as I can tell anyone can buy it because it’s a toy, a part of the Black Ops game collection that features a lot of life like firearms….you know like the one Tamer Rice had when he was murdered. Rice’s toy was an air soft replica however.  Because of America’s fascination with firearms it is perfectly legal to purchase this toy and play with it.  Back in the day when cops and robbers wasn’t a lethal game, young boys commonly played with such toys and put them away when they were finished.  In today’s America we put young boys away, bury them, typically young black boys like Tamer Rice, after they have been killed by over zealous police who thought such guns were real.

Check out this youtube video that shows the toy in more detail and what it can do.  I think the background noise is appropriate and couldn’t come at a more foreboding time.  Don’t buy this toy for your children nor let them play with friends who have it. It could cost them their lives.

What goes around comes around


Robert P. McCulloch the Prosecuting Attorney for St. Louis County, Missouri,

Robert P. McCulloch the Prosecuting Attorney for St. Louis County, Missouri,

Sometimes things have a way of coming out and it’s never too late when they do.  It’s finally starting to come out that Bob McCulloch, the prosecuting attorney for St. Louis who was responsible for presenting the Grand Jury with information regarding the murder of Mike Brown and whether Darren Wilson should be indicted for it was grossly negligent in his duties.  As a result a juror on that panel has filed a law suit against McCulloch alleging

the prosecutor knowingly and deliberately misrepresented to the public how the grand jury felt about the evidence and whether or not Darren Wilson should have been charged. In the lawsuit the juror, suing in part for the opportunity to speak openly about the case without harm of criminal penalty, claims that she/he did indeed feel that Darren Wilson should’ve been charged with crimes, but that McCulloch, in his public statements about the case, suggested otherwise. The lawsuit also alleges that the entire grand jury process was prejudicially managed by McCulloch and that it often felt like slain Ferguson teenager Mike Brown was on trial instead of Darren Wilson.

Sandra McElroy Witness #40

Sandra McElroy
Witness #40

I wonder whether it was the fact that he allowed a witness,the one notably quoted by FoxNews repeatedly who said Mike Brown charged at Wilson before he was fatally shot, to testify before the grand jury even though he, McCulloch knew she was lying and wasn’t even there to witness the shooting.  Fortunately, the charges against McCulloch, some 58 of them are even more pointed than that.

 

An eleven page complaint was filed with the Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel as well claiming that the district attorney’s office among other things presented the grand jury with a legal instruction ruled unconstitutional for decades misplaced evidence related to key witness Dorian Johnson and failed to provide specific charges to the jury after ‘dumping’ on them thousands of pages of interviews and evidence the complainants cite as going above gross negligence.

McCulloch on the other hand seems unbowed even though he’s being served with the  federal lawsuit (brought by the juror) and the state bar complaint.  Maybe he’s just as confident as Darren Wilson that #whiteprivilege will allow him to get away with murder, too!

I like this WaPo writer’s humor


because it really underscores, in my mind at least, just how bad things have become here in post racial America

Trying to predict the gender and race of a member of Congress is like trying to predict who would win a basketball game between the 1996 Chicago Bulls and the 2015 New York Knicks. Which is to say: It is like trying to predict who would win in an arithmetic competition between you and a talking horse. Which is to say: It is like trying to guess how many jellybeans are in a glass jar that contains two jellybeans. Which is to say: It is easy.

Which is to say it’s overwhelmingly white men; 80% white men  who will do everything in their power to conserve and stay in power.  Then I read where “lawmakers” are starting to pushback on the assault to reproductive rights and become more assertive?!?! C’mon, who did they think they’re kidding? Do they think those 80% white guys give a damn about reproductive rights? Really?