Lafayette Square
Tuesday June 02nd 2020, 10:27 pm
Filed under: History,Politics

The Washington Post compiled quotes from people who had been on the scene in Lafayette Square when Trump, wanting to look like a tough guy in charge, had the peaceful protesters attacked. Tear gas, rubber bullets, pepper balls, shields hitting the unresisting disbelieving faces of people trying to get away when it wasn’t even curfew time and they had every right to be there assembling peacefully. Which is what they were doing. The article doesn’t even mention the medevac helicopter with the Red Cross insignia that buzzed them, sending tree limbs flying at them and besmirching the name of the Red Cross much less the military.

George W. Bush’s old CIA director couldn’t believe his eyes.

Note how conveniently the Reverend Fisher had been decoyed away from St. Johns so as to be unable to object and mess up that photo op.

A former Under Secretary of Defense, until today on Defense Secretary Espy’s Defense Science Board, firmly resigned effective immediately and made his letter public in order to clarify to the country what is at stake and to empower any colleagues who might be dithering to face up to the wrongs done vs our immediate, obvious, beloved, Constitutional rights.

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It is simply unbelievable. The very definition of a domestic terrorist attack. We have so far to go.

Comment by DebbieR 06.02.20 @ 11:02 pm

Both George W Bush and Biden gave words and messages today that were genuine and meaningful, and reminded us what a leader should be…and it didn’t matter what their political differences were, they stood on strong principles and heartfelt empathy. Let’s follow their example.

Comment by Marian 06.02.20 @ 11:11 pm

I heard that it was Barr’s idea to have everyone removed from the park. Still, it was unconscionable.

Couldn’t read the articles – requires a subscription.

Comment by Anne 06.02.20 @ 11:25 pm

At first it made me angry, and I am still raging inside. Then it made me want to fight the injustice. So I’m fighting it the only way I know how – by working harder to help my students understand how wrong this is, and why.

Comment by Pegi F 06.03.20 @ 7:36 am

How does anyone support him and what he did?

Comment by ccr in MA 06.03.20 @ 10:39 am

After moving, I am back and sick at heart over goings-on in our country.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 06.03.20 @ 11:33 am

I’ll never feel the full pain of enduring what blacks and other non-white people face every day in our country, but I feel every new outrage with greater and greater personal pain. I’m seeing so many video examples of police trying to instigate the protesters so they can arrest them or tear gas them or crack them over the head with a club. It’s time to rebuild our community security systems from scratch.

Comment by twinsetellen 06.04.20 @ 10:12 pm

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