Cartoon

Lost Cause

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Matt Davies)

In other news, the CDC says blood samples from across the country indicate that coronavirus infections may actually be 10 times higher than official figures show right now. The real number could be 23 million, not 2.3 million, Director Robert Redfield says.

Meanwhile, Politico reports that Senator Kevin Cramer blocked his own bill to impose sanctions on China in response to their treatment of Hong Kong because the White House asked him to.

Finally, three police officers in Wilmington, North Carolina have been fired after being caught fantasizing about killing black people in a race war, among other terrible things.

According to documents released by the police department, a sergeant was conducting a video audit as part of a monthly inspection and was reviewing footage from [officer Kevin Piner's] car that had been classified as “accidental activation.” After the sergeant listened to the conversation and determined comments made by Piner and Moore were “extremely racist,” she contacted the department administrator for the camera system.

At the 46-minute mark of the video, Piner and Gilmore began talking from their respective cars, at which time Piner criticized the department, saying its only concern was “kneeling down with the black folks.” About 30 minutes later, Piner received a phone call from Moore, according to the investigation, a segment in which Moore referred to a Black female as a “negro.” He also referred to the woman by using a racial slur. He repeated the use of the slur in describing a Black magistrate, and Moore used a gay slur to describe the magistrate as well.

Later, according to the investigation, Piner told Moore that he feels a civil war is coming and that he is ready. Piner said he was going to buy a new assault rifle, and soon “we are just going to go out and start slaughtering them (expletive)” Blacks. “I can’t wait. God, I can’t wait.” Moore responded that he wouldn’t do that.

If these men had not accidentally recorded themselves, they would still be out there with a gun and a badge.

How many others are?

  • Aynwrong

    When was young I always enjoyed this clip because it reflected how my own revulsion towards racism but also felt it was a little self righteous because I didn’t really believe the kind of mentality was prevalent throughout the country anymore. Years later I wondered if it was in fact an accurate depiction of the racism and white supremacy as ideology that I had now come to believe still existed throughout much of the country.

    Now I look at it and find it naive to think that a white police detective would sound like this in response to such overt white supremacy. But hey he a movie needs a hero right? Truth is I still enjoy this because sometimes I just need to see a world with good guys of some kind. I guess there’s still a naive/hopeful side to me.
    https://youtu.be/ufSdS0pDjc0

  • 1933john

    No comment about these common garden variety
    redneck motherfuckers hiding behind badges.