Monthly Archives: June 2017

Philando & Otto

Killing people under authority of law is always troublesome. The families are devastated, the cries for justice seldom appeased, the deaths used as political muscle.

How many times will a police person be acquitted of murder, or even manslaughter, then the authorities arrange a million-dollar plus payout? The ink was barely dry on the acquittal, when it was announced that Philando’s family will receive $3 million. Brown’s family will receive $1.5 million. Is there no end to this manipulation?

Otto is now more famous in death than life. The White House finds him useful in scaring the people, and possibly supporting military action against North Korea. That should make all of us very, very afraid.