NC police department being mocked for threatening email allegedly received from Antifa

The Asheville (NC) Police Department is receiving both ridicule and support after it released a threatening letter it received (allegedly) from Antifa, every right-wing MAGA type’s favorite boogeyman.

The letter reads:

Dear Asheville Police Department,

We are tired of your lack of protection for the innocent civilians who are peacefully protesting. There have been multiple incidents where there have been immediate threats to the safety, security, and well being of the protesters, with Asheville Police Department having little to no response time. Due to the lack of safety and security provided by the Asheville Police Department, citizens have had to protect and deputize themselves. If Asheville Police Department does not ensure the safety of the protesters, then we, ANTIFA, will, at all costs. The ball is in your court. Here is your chance to show the city that you are the heroes you claim to be. If you fail to meet our demands, then we, ANTIFA, will continue our own ways and methods to keep the good people of this city safe. We will no longer put up with your oppression in ANY FORM. Due to your lack of safety and support, you have forced us to do your jobs for you. We will NOT allow you to tell us that what we are doing is wrong. If safety is what you truly want, then you will shape up and do your jobs correctly. This includes keeping peaceful protesters safe, whether they are armed or unarmed. If you continue to fail to protect protesters, we will continue to successfully do so. If you continue to harass us for doing so, you will be met with further action. This is your first and ONLY formal warning.

Sincerely,

ANTIFA

I would have originally pegged it as a hoax done by a cop or a MAGA true believer in order to paint cops are targets of the liberal horde. The letters reads as if it was written by someone who thinks this is how Antifa would sound in a threatening letter.

But, since there are no misspellings or grammatical errors, it’s probably not the work of a cop or a Trump supporter.

It could also be some teenager sitting in his room, idolizing Antifa, and wanting to see if he can get some press writing that letter.

‘Tis a mystery, at least for now.

Mary Trump calls Susan Sarandon “a moron”

That is the bestest headline I’ve written in a while.

It’s funny because it’s true!

Here’s what Trump said on the Meidas Touch podcast video:

“She’s a complete idiot. She doesn’t know what she’s talking about, and if anybody can say with a straight face that the Democrats are the problem, I don’t know what to tell them,” Trump said while appearing on the MeidasTouch Podcast on Thursday.

“She was pretty decent in a couple of movies a couple of decades ago, but politically she’s a moron,” Trump said.

“I cannot even tell you how much it enrages me,” Trump said on the MeidasTouch Podcast. “She’s an idiot, but she thinks she’s some wise shaman or something.”

Trump said the actress was a victim of the “Dunning-Kruger effect” — a cognitive bias in which people with low ability overestimate their capabilities.

“If we can just make it as simple as possible — a vote for Republicans is a vote for fascism,” Trump said.

The most useless fights I get into online are the people who come after me for criticizing Sarandon or Jill Stein.

I’m not saying that people who support either woman are bad. I’m saying if your radical brain cannot make room for the possibility, however slight, that another thinking person can logically disagree with Stein/Sarandon views and tactics, then you have a problem.

As in, a problem equal to the rabid cognitive deficiencies that the worst Trumpers have. Only on the Left.

Mary Trump

I did not know the San Francisco DA is the son of two of the formerly imprisoned Weather Underground radicals

The 1981 robbery of a Brinks armored vehicle just outside New York City, during which two police officers and a bank guard were killed by Weather Underground radicals, was a seminal event in this country’s more recent relationship with anarchists. The event was used by right-wing forces for some time to justify all manner of repressive legislation.

Kathy Boudin, 78, was one of the people arrested and imprisoned for that crime. She died this week, according this story in The Guardian:

Kathy Boudin, a former Weather Underground radical who spent more than two decades in prison for her role in a fatal 1981 armored truck robbery and spent the latter part of her life helping people who had been imprisoned, has died at age 78.

Boudin, who lived in New York City, died of cancer on Sunday surrounded by family, including her life partner David Gilbert, who was released from prison last year for his own role in the infamous Brink’s armored truck robbery.

Boudin had expressed remorse for the robbery, in which a guard and two police officers were killed north of New York City. She was described as a model prisoner. She was released on parole in 2003, a move that infuriated some relatives and friends of the three men killed in the botched robbery. Boudin kept a low profile after her release and continued to work on behalf of inmates and former inmates.

I had never made the connection between Kathy Boudin and San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin:

In a statement shared by the Columbia University Center for Justice, Chesa Boudin paid tribute to his mother and her legacy.

“My mom fought cancer for seven years in her unshakably optimistic and courageous way,” said Chesa.

“She made it long enough to meet her grandson, and welcome my father home from prison after 40 years,” he said. “She always ended phone calls with a laugh, a habit acquired during the 22 years of her incarceration, when she wanted to leave every person she spoke with, especially me, with joy and hope. She lived redemption, constantly finding ways to give back to those around her.”

Previously, he had spoken out about how his childhood growing up with both his mother and father incarcerated shaped his determination to “restore a sense of compassion” what it comes to the U.S. justice system.

What an interesting family that must have been as a kid.

Kathy Boudin of the Weather Underground after her arrest for taking part in the 1981 Brinks armored car robbery.