La Generalissima

Alondra Cano – “third world feminist” (whatever that means) and Minneapolis City Councilwoman – took time off from not bothering with her actual constituents’ real problems to sound off, like every other demigogue, on the Freeman press conference yesterday.

Her Facebook page seems to be set up to disallow copying, so I screenshot the whole dismal lashup:



Let’s be clear, here; I don’t find the inquisition into possible police wrongdoing comical.

I find Alonda Cano – industrial engineer par excellence, social-media bully and frothing-yet-brittle demigogue – comical.

“Political pressure?”   The City of Minneapolis has bent over backwards to accomodate Black Lives Matter.  If a Tea Party or Pro-Life group ever blocked a freeway, the Minneapolis or Saint Paul police departments would rain down attack dogs and billy clubs like the Great Deluge.

Like all wannabe liberal demigogues, she’s making up her reality as she goes along, knowing the stupid and gullible won’t care.

29 thoughts on “La Generalissima

  1. I imagine that if she seeks the Police Union endorsement next election she will be told polite, yet firm ‘no’. But it probably doesn’t harm her with her constituents to promote the idea that government is an oppressive, racist overlord AND benevolent provider of all good things.

  2. I understand Freeman is not running for reelection. Cano ought to throw her Che beret in the ring.

  3. I was hoping she would give a careful and insightful inquiry into the evidence Mike Freeman should have presented at trial to convict the officers of murder, a detailed recital of supporting witness statements, expert analysis of the video, contrary DNA results.

    “They Be White” was not the evidence I was hoping for. I suspect Mike Freeman is correct: that’s not enough to persuade a Hennepin County jury to convict.

  4. This ignorant little idiot is pathetic.

    But then, what about the morons that elected her?

  5. If you think 61 seconds is not a long time, try holding your breath for 61 seconds.

  6. Ms Cano’s comment “help us abolish the Grand Jury system one day for our Country and our State” indicates that she has nothing less than abolishing the 5th Amendment on her political agenda.
    I think she’ll do well as Mayor of Mpls!

  7. I wonder if Cano understands what DNA is? Or that placing your hand on another person’s firearm is in fact arming yourself at his expense?

  8. “reportedly restrained” ?

    No, the evidence indicates that he was not restrained and the struggle to restrain him, ultimately led to the events that caused his death.

  9. I am sure she has no clue that the Grand Jury system is intended to protect us common citizens from the power of the state. It has not worked as well in fulfilling that objective as many would like, but eliminating it would lessen the protections of the citizen from the depredations of the state.

    Prosecutors may have too much input on who sits on a Grand Jury.

  10. If you think it’s hard to find jury members, try finding Grand Jury members. At least most trials are over relatively quickly; Grand Juries are often impaneled for a month or more. And the type of person who has a month or more to devote to a Grand Jury isn’t your average citizen trying to make a living.

  11. The statement about wanting to end the grand jury system is really, really scary. the great achievement of the civil rights era was that finally, blacks had access to the ballot box, the jury box, and the grand jury box. Now she wants to take that away, and is apparently utterly clueless how badly this would hurt blacks. Personally, I’m sad about this–what it means is that my least gracious suspicions about BLM are in fact true; that it’s not about justice, but rather about control. It’s a sad, sad day for the civil rights movement when it’s come to this.

  12. This is Ms Cano’s followup post:

    “Earlier today I watched in dismay as Mr. Jamar Clark’s character was twisted, dehumanized and criminalized in front of TV cameras, reporters, the community and frankly, the nation. As an organizer who spent years of my life working to humanize the face of immigration, the story being conjured up to justify the shooting of Jamar was all too familiar.

    It is painful to have to watch Mr. Clark’s family come to his defense against the stacks of lawyers, legal briefings, and one-sided-testimonies to say, “he wanted to live.”

    No one is getting a pat on the back from me for “trying” while the broader narrative continues to uphold the white privilege of the institutions that legitimize the disposability of our Black and Brown bodies, of our Black and Brown babies.

    No. Not today.”

    I wonder if she includes Planned Parenthood among the institutions “that legitimize the disposability of our Black and Brown bodies, of our Black and Brown babies.”

  13. Feminist = Pissed because women are treated like idiots, but too stupid to prove its not justified.

  14. I was born white, Ms. Cano. I’m sorry. I educated myself and found the Lord. Again, I apologize. My white privilege led me to become a political conservative. I know there’s no way you can forgive this.

    Your comments seem to validate that Stupid, without intervention, can last a lifetime.

  15. “Feminist = Pissed because women are treated like idiots, but too stupid to prove its not justified.”


  16. I thought Freeman made a legitimate decision in that the forensic evidence did not support charging the officers. Given the strongly conflicting accounts of what they saw by eyewitnesses, there just isn’t enough ‘there’ there to overcome the forensic evidence. The claim that this was a shooting because Jamar Clark had a law suit pending seems pretty bogus; I haven’t seen any evidence that the officers involved knew about that suit or that the suit had sufficient merit that the MPD would be sweating it.

    I have no idea if Freeman is running again or not, but I doubt that he would have any problem getting reelected. He seems broadly popular.

    What I did see in the press conference were some legitimate questions raised about blood being washed off the sidewalk and the time frame within which witnesses were questioned. Jamar Clark had issues with anger and violent behavior, and was apparently a domestic abuser – something this woman wrongly omits mentioning.

    I also, in watching the video aired by Freeman in his press conference did not see any behavior by Clark that explains why he was taken down to the ground in the manner he was by police. That did look like a greater level of force than was justified by the video, a legitimate question to which there may or may not be a good answer.

    As to foaming at the mouth demagoguery, you would seem to fit that description here, since there is zero evidence for your claim that a tea party demonstration or a pro-life demonstration would be met with violent attacks using dogs or billy clubs. I can’t find any evidence of such behavior towards those groups, not here, not anywhere in the country for that matter.

    Sounds like more unfounded whiny-ass conservative fake claims of being victimized again. You do that a lot. You and yours are not victims of prejudice or unfair treatment, and have no problems comparable to those of black people treated unfairly like those in Ferguson MO were shown to experience by multiple investigations. I’m skeptical that anyone in Minneapolis has a problem on the scale of those in Ferguson with unfair treatment either, but there are a variety of anecdotal cases of people being pulled over for driving while black, rather than legitimate traffic stops.

    I also don’t see any comparable problem with trusting law enforcement from those groups, compared to the recognized problem with community policing that the city is responding to in the Jamar Clark case.

    What I do not see is any evidence that this member of the city council is neglecting her job or her constituents, as you claim, by having these concerns.

    This is really about a community distrusting law enforcement in their neighborhoods for largely other reasons than this shooting, and not about Mike Freeman or anything else.

  17. The biggest mistake, after Jamal’s, has been made by the BLM people who formed a lynch mob, abetted by the media and certain politicians.
    Someone in authority needs to state,clearly, precisely, and not without derision, that people with sound minds do not believe that the Minneapolis police are the paid assassins of some imaginary white power structure.

  18. Doggone, the reason Jamar Clark was taken down is the officers had reason to believe he was cornering EMTs in an ambulance, who were trying to care for a victim Mr. Clark had put there. Having personally seen incidents of domestic violence up close, I would have done exactly the same if I’d been there.

    And yes, the rest of us ARE being victimized by people like Ms. Cano. When we’re stuck in traffic because BLM blocks I-35, we are victimized. When the police hesitate to do their jobs because of BLM, we are victimized. When minorities wrongly believe that our justice system victimizes them and refuse to work with it, they, and the rest of us, are victimized.

    And yes, the Tea Party hasn’t been blocked or subjected to dogs, primarily because unlike protesters on the left, they mind their manners and don’t block highways or prevent people from going to the MOA during the Christmas rush.

  19. There is nothing corruption-repelling about having a D or R after your name. All people are bad to some extent. People don’t like to think of themselves as being corrupt. Political corruption is the inevitable result of wielding political power. Densely populated urban areas are more prone to corruption because a great deal of shared physical and social infrastructure is controlled by politicians. In my semi-rural subdivision there is little opportunity for corruption because the 900+ lot owners each provide for their own water and sewage needs, and pay for the subdivision’s roads ($105, billed annually, and they are begging for volunteers to join the committee that spends the money).
    Two party rule is the best way to combat corruption, because each party will work to expose any corruption carried out by members of the other party. Unless they work together in get-along, go-along fashion. In my state and county, the political offices are so dominated by one party (Democrats), that the few Republican office holders cannot even introduce and debate anti-corruption laws.
    Before statehood, the state and county were dominated by Republican office holders, and it was just as corrupt.

  20. The biggest problem with imputing racism to policing is the stereotypes have a basis in fact, not mere myth.

    When D’ante is driving a tricked-out Hummer with blacked-out windows in a poor neighborhood at 2:00 a.m., it’s technically possible that he might be on his way home from serving as altar boy at midnight mass, just as it’s technically possible that Elvis might be alive and well and living in the UP. And it’s every bit as likely, i.e., not at all. It’s far more likely that criminal activity is afoot and everybody knows it, which is why middle-class White people avoid the area and cops initiate traffic stops. It takes a special willful blindness to pretend otherwise.

  21. dg is the Feminists all Feminists would aspire to if they weren’t dumb as stumps.

  22. The dogs that are sicced on the Tea Partiers are loosed from the IRS kennel, not the local constabulary’s.

    And I’m thinking the next Minneapolis City Council meeting will be an interesting one. I wonder is Ms. Cano happens to sit next to the councilman (unnamed) who’s brother-in-law was assaulted and knocked unconscious by a gang of “youths” following this year’s St. Pat’s parade downtown.

  23. The doggie barked: I also, in watching the video aired by Freeman in his press conference did not see any behavior by Clark that explains why he was taken down to the ground in the manner he was by police. That did look like a greater level of force than was justified by the video, a legitimate question to which there may or may not be a good answer.

    Clark had the EMTs cornered and in fear in their ambulance (they’d called for backup).

    Clark had just committed assault and battery against an intimate partner and the cops knew he was violent and agitated.

    Clark had at least one hand in his pocket and refused to withdraw it. (You can see that in the video.)

    Under those circumstances, he’s lucky he didn’t got shot BEFORE they attempted a take down.

  24. Several observations.

    1) BLM demanded an independent investigation. They got it with the BCA.
    2) BLM demanded a federal investigation. They got it and its now going on.
    3) BLM demanded the prosecutor bypass the grand jury. They got it, but don’t like the result.
    4) BLM demanded all the video be released. It was, and it was an incomplete witness at best.
    5) BLM complained about the cops being placed in the same squad car. They omit to mention the near-riot going on at the time that made that procedure an understandable lapse. And they neglect to mention that they also got the video and audio of the entire time the cops were together, which amounted to the cops asking each other if they were OK.
    6) BLM complained about Freeman ignoring the witnesses. The fact is, eye witness testimony is notoriously inaccurate (look it up sometime). In this case, the testimony was contradictory, and a fair number of the witnesses could be discounted by not agreeing with the forensic physical evidence. And about 80% of those initially questioned by the police refused to cooperate in the investigation, making their testimony contaminated since they were “interviewed” by activists with ulterior motives before they spoke to the police.

    I’m not saying cops are blameless. There are far too many instances where they behave poorly and in general have too much power. And while I regret what’s happened, I don’t think this case was wrongly decided. What’s wrong is that BLM is so invested in a hatred for the police and society in general that they’re not able to accept the truth of this situation.

  25. Instead of offering solutions, the BLM movement has become part of the problem.

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