It's taken a few days, but the one-sided narrative of the MSM of Saturday's riot in Charlottesville, driven by the visuals of one murderous asstard ramming Antifa with his car, is starting to unravel.
City Journal: Why did Virginia’s political leadership order the police and National Guard to stand down?
by Bob McManus
Why did the city of Charlottesville, and the state of Virginia, suspend the First Amendment for Saturday’s calamitous “Unite the Right” rally? And would the outcome have been different—one protester dead in a deliberate car-ramming, two state troopers killed in a demonstration-related helicopter accident, and a nation’s confidence in its institutions severely shaken once again—had the authorities vigorously defended all parties’ constitutional right to free expression?I'm shocked! Shocked, I say: Leftists in power cheating people of the equal protection of the law.
But what would have been the outcome had the police and the Virginia National Guard—both on hand in strong numbers—done their duty, enforced properly obtained demonstration permits, and preserved the right of the warring parties to make their respective points without being physically attacked, one by the other and vice versa? It’s worth remembering that Charlottesville did everything it could to prevent the demonstrations, issuing permits only after being sued by the ACLU. And when push came to shove—literally—on Saturday, police and National Guardsmen were to be found only on the periphery of the brawling. Indeed, the Virginia ACLU reported that police were refusing to intervene unless specifically ordered to do so.In other words, the exact two-sided street brawl President Trump described in his press conference, the one that has the Usual Suspects shitting themselves and hyperventilating, and the disloyal Opposition from his own party trying to pay Pres.Trump back for kicking the shit out of them in last years' primaries, went down exactly as he described it.
“There was no police presence,” Brittany Caine-Conley, a minister-in-training at Charlottesville’s Sojourners United Church of Christ, told the New York Times. “We were watching people punch each other; people were bleeding all the while police were inside of barricades at the park, watching. It was essentially just brawling on the street and community members trying to protect each other.”
Almost at first contact, Charlottesville mayor Michael Signer and Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency and cancelled the demonstrators’ permits, whereupon police began funneling the alt-right protestors away from the designated demonstration site—and, some reports have it, toward the counter-protestors. The carnage followed in short order. Whether the breakdown in police protection was purposeful—that is, intended to quash a constitutionally protected demonstration and provoke a violent confrontation—is a question unlikely to be pursued in Virginia’s present political environment. As partisan eye-gougers go, Governor McAuliffe, a Democrat, is near the top of the list; Mayor Signer, also a Democrat, seems to be cut from the same cloth.
But deliberate or not, the effect was the same: when the sun went down over Charlottesville Saturday, the First Amendment was lying in the dust, and the civic ties meant to bind all Americans were just that much weaker.
Memo to race-baiting CNN: "Go f**k yourselves. Strong letter follows."
Ann Coulter, after watching Trump wipe the floor with frothing moonbats in the White House press corps, tweeted "We finally got our leader back!"
So much for the 57th thing, since inauguration, that they're sure is going to "really, finally, absolutely - no, we mean it this time - put an end to his administration, and undo the election that pissed all of us commie crybabies off so hard!"