The news is full of stories about the preparations for Monday’s opening of the Derek Chauvin trial.
Signally, all those preparations seem to involve fortifying government buildings.
That includes Minneapolis City Hall, where taxpayers are paying a lot of money to fortify a building wherein most of the City Council members believe the expectation of public safety is a privilege.
As to protecting the small businesspeople? Residents?
Additionally, Sasha Cotton, the director for the city’s new Office of Violence Prevention, said her department is working with the city’s Neighborhood and Community Relations Department on a preparedness toolkit—which includes safety tips and best practices, among other information—to help neighborhoods and residents.
A “preparedness kit”.
In other words, smoke ’em if you got ’em. You’re on your own.
Again. Government has its priorities. Government is government’s priority.
But it’s OK – because city officials are pointing out the precedent they’re concerned about.
Not May 25.
“Never Waste a Crisis!”
A city’s agony is just another excuse to feed into the blood libel that there is a massive wave of “white supremacist right wing violence that’ll dwarf 9/11” waiting out there, any day now.