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With the conviction on manslaughter charges of former police officer Kim Potter we seem to pursuing a pattern in “Blue” prosecutions. By “Blue” I am not just referring to prosecutions of the men and women in blue (although it includes them) but the pressure in Blue states to prosecute and convict persons of crimes when there a perceived political advantage to do so; where the “wrong” person has been injured or killed by what ordinarily would have been seen as a legal, if tragic, shooting
Not completely unrelated to that is the treatment of the January 6 accused rioters compared to other Capitol protests (e.g. the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh) as well as Antifa arsons, killings, and property destruction, as well as the non-prosecutions of favored persons in our current political moment.
I don’t know when the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights have been more fragile than at present. I don’t know when equality under the law has been more disregarded than at present.
If this trend continues we are in for a very, very difficult time.Published in