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GOP is really determined to keep showing their ass over and over and over. We’re not going to forget these past few years GOP, and we’re not going to forgive them either. I don’t want to hear any “not all Republicans” bullshit either - unless you are a Republican who has been writing continuously to your representatives since 2016 telling them they are turning the party into a facist, authoritarian, laughingstock, you are culpable too.

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Why do you think murder is political?

Why do you think racial injustice is about politics not basic human rights and decency?

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I have an idea why you think it matters, I know why I think it doesn’t. If this was a race based killing, that can be taken into account at sentencing.

There’s a pattern of disproportionate use of force against black folks by police in the US. I’m not going to argue with you about that fact. You either know it’s true, or will not be swayed by any evidence I present anyhow. And when police kill someone who may be yet another example of this, it matters and is worth including.

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I agree with all the other reasons this is fucked, but let’s all step back and have a shudder about this:

In 2015, after Holman’s death, authorities searched his house to find gold horseshoe-shaped earrings in a closet, which Jeschke’s father said he had given his daughter.

If dude had just thrown those earrings away she’d have had no hope of ever being released.

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Good point!! I often don’t notice the domain when I see posts in this sub, my bad!

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They’ve been brutal since this entire thing began. More truth coming from The Onion than damn near anywhere else, it seems.

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I’m sorry for the multiple replies - I just keep remembering one more thing.

had half a century to codify Roe v. Wade

In this case I’m going to steal these comments from one I had saved a month ago, penned by @MegaUltraChicken@lemmy.world :

Since 1981 Democrats have had control of the Presidency and Congress a whopping 4 years. One 2 year period under Clinton and one under Obama. That’s without factoring in the ability to fillibuster in the Senate. In over 40 years they’ve only had control 10% of the time.

and

That period of filibuster-proof control during Obama’s term is why we have the ACA. It was ~70 days and they passed the largest healthcare overhaul in generations.

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