True to form:
A white, 17-year-old police admirer was arrested Wednesday after two people were shot to death during a third straight night of protests in Kenosha over the police shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake.
Kyle Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, was taken into custody in Illinois on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide. Antioch is about 15 miles from Kenosha.
Two people were killed Tuesday night and a third was wounded in an attack apparently carried out by a young white man who was caught on cellphone video opening fire in the middle of the street with a semi-automatic rifle.
“Rioters” is just her dog whistling. She’s blaming the protestors.
— Senator Kelly Loeffler (@SenatorLoeffler) August 27, 2020
U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R – Ga.) is spearheading a charge among Republican senators seeking an investigation into Planned Parenthood affiliates receiving PPP loans.
She shared an article from the conservative news site Town Hall which detailed the letter.
Such imbalances in the Democratic Party should not come as a surprise. In “Black Power: The Politics of Liberation,” authors Kwame Ture (formerly, Stokely Carmichael) and Charles Hamilton cautioned against the pitfalls of coalitions between unequal groups. The weaker group is prone to manipulation by the more powerful ally. The alliance is not so much an equal coalition as a transactional agreement.
Warnock, though, may be in a unique position to nurture a political realignment in Georgia politics. Blacks constitute more than 30 percent of the state’s population and are on the verge of establishing a sustainable political power base. Warnock, although supported by some prominent national liberals, could show a streak of independence. He could serve as an emissary to the white evangelical churches in the state. The CBC should give him space to explore areas of mutual interest with white Christian groups –– the value of life through the expansion of Medicaid and other programs shaped by faith.
A Warnock victory could lay the foundation for a new political direction for Blacks in Georgia and other southern states. It might even encourage Black college graduates and retirees living in the declining cities of the Midwest to consider moving to the state to help grow the voter base.
Senate candidate Raphael Warnock released a second television ad Wednesday that focuses on his role as a counselor during times of tumult, the latest evidence of an intense push to frame himself as the Democratic front-runner in a jumbled race.
Speaking from the pews of a church, Warnock talks of advising parishioners during “devastating health crises, as they’ve lost jobs and livelihoods and, in recent months, loved ones to violence and disease that could have and should have been prevented.”
It’s his second ad of the campaign – and second in a week – as he tries to distance himself from fellow Democrat Matt Lieberman in a November special election that features 21 candidates on the same messy ballot.
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