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May 17, 2023Liked by Rafi Schwartz

I recently read a post from another blog (not as good as DISCOURSE, naturally, but still useful!) by a former Marine who had completed the same training as Penny. He pointed out that the marine guide to the carotid chokehold, the one Penny used, says that when correctly performed it will cut off all blood flow to the brain, rendering the victim unconscious in 30-40 seconds. Penny applied the hold for SEVEN CONSECUTIVE MINUTES. That fact is certainly enough to justify a verdict of manslaughter or worse, at least in my layman's opinion.

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And this is exactly the point that everyone involved in this whitewashing refuses to acknowledge. Chokeholds like that do the job far faster than Penny held on for. That was a conscious decision to murder someone with the implicit belief that, because the victim was poor, Black, and homeless, nobody would give much of a shit. Even the charges are basically a, 'Meh, we'll lose if we charge this based on the evidence. We have to accommodate everyone's feelings."

French also proved once again that pro-lifers are the most full-of-shit people on this planet.

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It's always hilarious to me when right-wingers bash the New York Times as some sort of left-wing bogeyman. At this point it's barely Liberal.

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Ask Gore Vidal his thoughts on the very Gray Lady. He had opinions going back to the late 40s/early 50s...

Also, that Poor, Persecuted Marine (Semper Fi!!!)'s defense fund is up to $2.5M. He can hire David Boies for that kind of money.

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New Yorkers have managed to ignore screaming people who are in mental health crisis for centuries, yet today this dude had no other option when he murdered one of them. It’s akin (in a loose way) to all the NBA players who excused Draymond Green for stomping on a man’s chest after his foot was grabbed. This has never happened, you all have never done this, but now that it’s done, it was obvious and inevitable?

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Funny how David French and everyone spouting similar crap think Jordan Neely should have been "somewhere else" (ie. incarcerated) because of his alleged arrest record but have no issue with Daniel Penny being out in public despite Daniel Penny attacking Jordan Neely from behind and murdering him.

It is almost like all of these "tough on crime" people really just mean some crimes by some people. See San Francisco DA Jenkins decided not to charge the Walgreens security guard that murdered Banko Brown after first beating him up

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