Re Alton Sterling.
I don’t know enough about the case to have made up my mind.
However, I am reading that the owner of or employee of the quickie mart where this happened called the cops on Sterling because he was selling bootleg CDs or DVDs on the store’s parking lot. Which should sound familiar, St. Louisan, because something relating to a quickie mart is what got the cops called on GENTILIVUS GIANTIVUS. That said, if this thing in Baton Rouge blows up into riots, that quickie mart will be burned to the ground, as the first night riots on the Fergaza Strip inflicted that fate upon the QT on the corner of West Florissant and Northwinds Estates because they heard a false rumor that someone in the QT called the cops (“snitched”). When in reality, it was the Ferguson Market. Later nights’ festivities involved the undertow looting it, but as of right now, it’s still open and still in business.
However, that raises an interesting intersectionality. If this happens to be true about what happened in Baton Rouge, then it’s another example of a blue-on-blue intersectional wreck. Where there are bootleg CDs or DVDs, there are copyright laws. Where there are copyright laws concerning music and movies, there is the RIAA and the MPAA. Where there are the RIAA and MPAA, there are people and firms that are part owners of the Democrat Party and the current President of the United States. (Not that that mess doesn’t affect the red team.) That relationship is so tight that Baraq Obama has basically converted ICE from an immigration enforcement agency to the publicly funded mercenary force of the MPAA. And now, that milieu is indirectly responsible for crushing a black body.
It reminds me of Eric Garner. That started because he was a loosie salesman and that was depriving New York of cigarette tax money, and of course NYC cig taxes are high because the left has declared war on tobacco cigarettes mainly because they have a classist contempt for the people that smoke them. The NYPD is diligent in enforcing the city’s tax code; the king’s soldiers are always diligent in collecting the king’s taxes so that the king has the money to pay the king’s soldiers. Garner selling loosies means that the people buying them weren’t buying them from legit stores and weren’t paying the city’s cig taxes. That was yet another blue-on-blue intersectional wreck: Anti-tobacco versus black bodies.
RIAA/MPAA vs BLM. Popcorn, grab.