Patterico's Pontifications

1/5/2021

Breaking News: No Charges to be Filed in Jacob Blake Shooting

Filed under: General — JVW @ 2:29 pm



[guest post by JVW]

To the surprise of nobody not completely cowed by the Black Lives Matter movement, the District Attorney for Kenosha County has announced that no charges will be filed against Officer Rusten Sheskey who shot Jacob Blake this past August.

So do the street riots resume, or are they now passé in the age of Joe Biden? Speaking of the soon-to-be President, does he dare demand a federal civil rights investigation into the matter of the shooting? Can he afford not to?

Can we at least cancel a couple days worth of NBA games?

– JVW

Georgia Runoff: Open Thread

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:29 am



Your thoughts below. It should be interesting to see if GOP turnout is depressed, energized, or unaffected by the accusations of fraud and insane attempts to change the presidential election results there.

UPDATE: As I go to bed, it’s looking very much like the Democrats have retaken the Senate thanks to low Republican turnout — almost certainly a function of a certain segment of Republican voters believing Baby Trump’s whining about rigged elections, and staying home.

Reap the whirlwind, motherscratchers.

Will this be the thing that finally causes Republicans to abandon Trump? He asked, knowing the answer is no.


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