Everything about the vigilante shooting in Kenosha is infuriating, but among the most galling is how benignly the shooter was treated by police, before and after he started acting like he too had the power of life and death over anyone he chose. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/27/us/kyle-rittenhouse-kenosha-shooting-video.html
Gun obsessives claim their fixation on the Second Amendment is about the right to protect themselves against tyranny. But what keeps seeping through, especially to people of color, is that a “right” to exercise power over ordinary people is what’s really swirling around here.
And aren’t police supposed to protect us from people like that? Because I don’t think many of us feel protected...
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