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Soooo… let me get this straight.
When people vandalize the mayor’s home, they’re “vandals.”
BUT anywhere else, they’re “peaceful protesters.”
… got it.
— Chuck Clifford (@chuckclifford) July 21, 2020
Also, can we take a moment and note the stupidity of vandalizing the home of the individual you’re hoping defunds the police. Like, you literally subjected someone to blatant criminal activity and struck fear in her… in hopes she’ll… vote to defund the individuals who… protect her…
Quite the paradox, I must say.
According to Western Journal:
“We’re going to have more federal law enforcement — that I can tell you,” President Donald Trump said Monday. “We’re not going to let New York and Chicago and Philadelphia and Detroit and Baltimore and all of these [cities] — Oakland is a mess. We’re not going to let this happen in our country. All run by liberal Democrats.”
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The liberal Democrat running Oakland — Mayor Libby Schaaf — called the threat “racist,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Like pretty much every mayor whose city was called out by Trump, Schaaf seemed, publicly, to indicate everything was under control and this was just an election-year ploy by the president to make it look like law and order had broken down.
In the early hours of Tuesday morning — on the day of a vote to defund Oakland’s police force — Schaaf’s home was the subject of vandalism and the target of projectiles which the mayor’s office said were meant to “terrorize” her family.
This is usually where your role in authority should stand better ground. When you try the hippie methodology to get through to these violent people, you get peace and love sandwiched in bull$hit. Kind of like the mud cakes you’d make your parents when you’d play in the backyard as a child; no matter how nicely you present it, it’s still garbage.
Witnesses told KGO-TV that roughly 30 to 40 people clad in black and wearing masks converged on Schaaf’s home at 2 a.m. Tuesday, firing projectiles and setting off fireworks. Graffiti was left on the garage door and stone wall of the house, as well as on the sidewalk.
Let’s check in on that vote for defunding the police, shall we, mayor?
More from Western Journal:
To her credit, Mayor Schaaf cast the tie-breaking vote against a motion to cut funding to the Oakland Police Department later on Tuesday. According to KGO, the defunding initiative took the form of an amendment to the budget proposed by Councilmembers Loren Taylor and Nikki Bas which would “reimagine public safety.”
“Today, Councilmembers Kaplan and Bas are proposing a dangerous and irresponsible amendment to that already-approved budget,” Schaaf said. “Their proposal would further impair emergency response capabilities, as well as make illusory budget cuts that could throw Oakland into even greater fiscal vulnerability.”
Going forward, just please remember that you are not exempt from the wrath of the mobs you endorse.