The Awful Sense of Deja Vu

I’ve started posting at 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.”