I’ve started posting at medium.com/@johndorschner commentaries on what’s been happening in recent days and comparing these events to the 1980 McDuffie case.
My latest is almost a rant. The first three paragraphs:
“Forty years after a similar police brutality case exploded Miami, we are seeing a highly charged prosecution rushing ahead in Minnesota.
“There are some disturbing similarities – the intense political pressure on prosecutors, the rush to indict, the upping charges to second degree murder.
And we’re also seeing some differences – some good, some not-so-good. To name just one: Back in May 1980, it wouldn’t have occurred to President Jimmy Carter to turn the Miami riot into a weaponized campaign theme, whereas our current Very Stable Genius has ratcheted up the conversation to such a level that even right-wing military leaders are complaining that the Narcissist-in-Chief is dividing the country.”