This weekend, racist CACs had a meetup in the town where the University of Virginia is located. There was so much negative covfefe.
An anti-racist protester, a 32-year-old white woman, was run over by a kid in a Dodge Challenger—which is such bad publicity for an otherwise classy automobile. Killer Mike has one, and he seems to really enjoy it, in a way that I could never enjoy an automobile. (Millennials are right about car ownership. It's designed to keep you mired in poverty.)
Snuff footage of the girl being run over by the Challenger hit the Internets almost immediately, thanks to the wonders of technology. In fact, it did hit the Internets immediately, but you had to be watching the Periscope of some neo-nazi. Otherwise, you had to wait for some scammer to excerpt it and post it from their own account, which takes a few minutes.
In the video, you can't really see the girl being run over, which, thank god, but you can see a black guy who appears to be diving out of the way. That brother was agile! If I had been there, I would have been tempted to try to save the white woman, natch, but the fact of the matter is that I would have been lucky to escape harm myself. I don't have such quick reflexes. It's part of the reason I don't go to protests.
Two cops died in a helicopter crash on the outskirts of Charlottesville, which is truly unfortunate. Though I question whether or not this had anything to do with the protests. If their deaths had anything to do with the protests, how come they were so far away from where the protests took place? This may have just been the media choosing to amplify an unfortunate but otherwise irrelevant thing that happened to a couple of cops, to make the police look good after the shitshow that was their response to the protests.
In one group of pictures I saw on Twitter just now, a black guy was getting his ass kicked by white supremacists right next to the police station. How could they have not seen, and then intervened in, that incident? Were they off somewhere taking a helicopter ride? As the shit was going down this weekend, I was shocked to read that 5-0 declared a state of emergency and then just up and left. Later, it was claimed that they just went to get riot gear, but that was almost certainly untrue, because how come they couldn't just have someone bring them their riot gear? The female cops could have done that. And what sense does it make announcing that you're leaving the scene of an emergency?
As many an astute commentator on Black People Twitter pointed out, you never would have seen some shit like this at a Black Lives Matter event. In Ferguson, they would arrest you just for stepping off the sidewalk into the street, let alone stalking the streets with lit tiki torches, beating the crap out of people and toting enough weapons to retake Omaha Beach. It's probably legal to walk around with guns out in the open like that in Charlottesville, but you saw what happened when black people tried to take advantage of a similar law in California in the 1970s. Not only did they change the law, but they killed many of the black people for good measure. The NRA didn't say boo.
Hmm, what could the difference have been?