On Tuesday, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, which should tamp down racism in America and reduce plywood window covering sales by leaps and bounds.
This had to be a big disappointment to the race-baiting political class led by Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters. She stoked fear and anger, saying protesters should be "more confrontational." No one is more angry than Democrats when things go right.
The double standard on race is stark. If you compare the words of Maxine Waters to those of Trump, who was impeached for using the words "patriot" and "peaceful protest," it is glaringly obvious who is stoking racial strife.
Fortunately, the verdict came on 4/20, National Marijuana Day, so everyone was pretty chill.
Based on CNN's "reporting," shooting a Black male is clearly a daily sport for police. In fact, if you watch the mainstream media, there is nary a Black kid who can walk outside without being shot. And the blame is squarely placed on one group: whites. According to CNN, we wake up each morning just to see how many innocent Black teens we can hurt.
We should all take a break and have a day of thoughtful introspection. It might give both sides a chance to reload and rethink this whole narrative that cops are bad, while felons with drugs in their systems and who resist arrest are good. No murals are painted for the cops who rush into dangerous situations to save someone. But if you are a career criminal who gets shot by a policeman while resisting arrest well, you are a hero.
If you think crime does not pay, just look at Hunter Biden's meteoric rise. Ne'er-do-well Hunter Biden, the grifter son of the current cardboard cut-out president, can do as he pleases. He gets book deals. He hooks up with hookers, does blow and is the toast of the liberal media. They should do a TV crime show based on him, "Washington, D.C. STD."
Washington, the city which only indicts political enemies, is busy working on an "infrastructure bill." And by "infrastructure," our politicians mean any government union or Democrat operative group to which they can shovel cash. The "shovel ready" Democrat pork groups who will get funded will be diverse; they will range from left-wing to far left-wing groups. As potholes on the roads of cities grow so deep that you can fish for bass in most of them during a hard rain, "infrastructure" money will go to public sector unions and Democrat honey holes awaiting the next election cycle.
Cities like Atlanta, which made the top-10 list of cities taken over by gangs, are trying to hold on. Seeking to maintain its haughty reputation, stores in Buckhead did cover their windows with wood, but they used a nice stained cypress to let folks know that we are still Buckhead, by God.
Looting after a court verdict has become an American pastime sanctioned by liberal mayors and the media. Perpetually peeved lefties in the blue state of Minnesota were all bowed up for riots and turmoil in the streets. But they will have to wait. It's not as if the Timberwolves stand any chance of giving them an opportunity for an NBA victory looting.
Justice in the Derek Chauvin case was served, as President Biden and Maxine Waters weighed in with threats of riots while the trial was still going on. The dark blue city jurors voted 12-to-0 to convict, but it got awkward the next night when 25,000 mail-in votes to convict were added.
Contact Ron Hart, a syndicated op-ed satirist, author and TV/radio commentator, at Ron@RonaldHart.com, or visit www.RonaldHart.com.