Tuesday, December 12, 2017

"I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star they let you do it."

Image result for trump accusers image   The president of the United States sent a very nasty tweet to a United States Senator and tried to slut- shame her in the most pig like manner. He implied that she would do anything to get money from him. He did this because she rightfully called for him to resign from office after numerous women came out and accused him of sexually harassing and assaulting them.

To her credit, in what might be a preview of the 2020 presidential election, she is hitting back.

"You cannot silence me or the millions of women who have gotten off the sidelines to speak out about the unfitness and shame you have brought to the Oval Office."

Oouch!

And speaking of "those women", they are back. Any why not? We are in the middle of the #MeToo movement, and powerful men have been falling by the wayside for doing less despicable things than the president has done.

Mr. trump claims that the women are lying, and that he does not even know who they are. That, of course, as with most of the things that comes out of trump's mouth, is a lie.

 "People magazine published a photo Tuesday showing President Donald Trump posing at his Mar-a-Lago resort with a journalist who has accused him of sexual misconduct — a woman he claims he does not know and never met.

The picture shows Trump standing alongside Natasha Stoynoff, a former correspondent for the magazine, on the same day in December 2005 that she says the businessman-turned-reality-TV star pushed her against a wall and "forc[ed] his tongue down my throat." Trump's wife, Melania, was pregnant at the time with their son Barron.

People magazine published a photo Tuesday showing President Donald Trump posing at his Mar-a-Lago resort with a journalist who has accused him of sexual misconduct — a woman he claims he does not know and never met.

The picture shows Trump standing alongside Natasha Stoynoff, a former correspondent for the magazine, on the same day in December 2005 that she says the businessman-turned-reality-TV star pushed her against a wall and "forc[ed] his tongue down my throat." Trump's wife, Melania, was pregnant at the time with their son Barron. " 

There you go. Yet another lie.

In fact, the only person that we know he wasn't lying to was Billy Bush.


*Pic from cbsnews.com

 






  

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Unwanted guest.

Image result for dr ben trump mississippi images      Some things are so upsetting that I don't like to think about them let alone take the time to write an entire blog post. But sometimes you have to just face hard truths and deal with them head on.

Take for instance Donald trump using the opening of a Civil Rights Museum in Mississippi as a political prop to bolster his failing presidency. Shame on the governor of that state for inviting him, and greater shame, still, on trump for accepting his invitation.

While I did not want to physically puke as my friend Charles Blow did, I did have an angry visceral reaction to a charlatan such as trump using the bloody and long struggle of those who fought for civil rights in his sick egotistical game.

Surely Mr. trump had to know that his record on civil rights and his racist actions in the past and the present should have disqualified him from being anywhere Mississippi on Saturday. And yet, there he was, giving canned and prepared remarks with Dr. Ben and whatever other house Negro he could find by his side (or behind him) to make sure that the optics was just right.

The people who fought the long hard battle for civil rights in this country held the moral high ground, and they were brave in the face of incredible danger. Mr. trump is probably the most immoral man to ever sit in the Oval Office, and that's saying something, given some of the actual slaveholders who came before him. And as we all know, he is certainly a coward. By just being in that building he slapped every American with a decent bone in their body in the face.

I will close with the words of a real civil rights hero, John Lewis, who chose not to be a pawn in trump's political chess game.

"President Trump’s attendance and his hurtful policies are an insult to the people portrayed in this civil rights museum. The struggles represented in this museum exemplify the truth of what really happened in Mississippi,” 

*Pic from wunc.org




 




Saturday, December 09, 2017

CAPTION SATURDAY.

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I need a caption for this pic.

Friday, December 08, 2017

The pig factor.

Image result for moore and trump imagesBREAKING!

Former Fox News anchor Juliet Huddy said President Donald Trump tried to kiss her in an elevator around the time he married First Lady Melania.

Huddy, who allegedly received a settlement after she made a complaint against disgraced anchor Bill O’Reilly, described how the mogul leaned in to kiss her after he took her to lunch at Trump Tower in 2005.

The TV newswoman, who now hosts a radio show on WABC Radio, revealed on “Mornin!!! with Bill Schulz” on compoundmedia.com, that she had rebuffed the now-president in the Trump Tower elevator. And Trump later appeared on her Fox News chat show, and joked to the audience, “I hit on her but she blew me off.”

Huddy said of Trump, “He took me for lunch at Trump Tower, just us two. He said goodbye to me in an elevator while his security guy was there, rather than kiss me on the cheek he leaned in to kiss me on the lips. I wasn’t offended, I was kind of like, ‘Oh my god’.” She said she want to meet a friend and Trump then invited them both back to see “The Apprentice” set, “And everything was copacetic after that.”

But she added, “I was surprised that he went for the lips. But I didn’t feel threatened … he took me out to lunch to talk about maybe me doing something with ‘The Apprentice.’ He used to watch ‘Fox & Friends,’ the show I was hosting on the weekend. Whatever, everything was fine. It was a weird moment. He never tried anything after that, and I was never alone with him.”

But she said Trump later joked about his clumsy pass at her when appearing on her Fox News morning talk show a few years later. Huddy explained, “Trump was a guest and he came on stage, He said, to the audience and producers, not on camera, ‘I tried hitting on her but she blew me off.’ He was laughing. At the time I was not offended by it, I thought he was a single man and leaned in for a kiss… maybe he thought, ‘She’s been out to lunch with me and maybe she is interested

“Now I have matured I think I would say, ‘Woah, no’, but at the time I was younger and I was a little shocked. I thought maybe he didn’t mean to do it, but I was kind of making excuses. The elevator incident and the lunch was 2005 or 2006,” she added. Trump married Melania in January 2005
Huddy made the comment after discussing Trump’s slurs, said by the White House to be caused by dry mouth. When asked by fellow guest, writer Samantha Judge, “Do you remember his lips being dry?” Huddy responded, “I don’t remember. No.'”

She continued talking about Trump’s reaction to the allegations against Bill O’Reilly, “I’ve seen him [Trump] many times over the years and he’s always been nice….When all the stuff came out about Bill O’Reilly, Donald Trump was one of the people who said, ‘I don’t believe this happened and I don’t believe he did it’… I was actually very disappointed in Trump, I thought, ‘You know what, f–k you.’ He [Trump] has met me a bunch of times and he knows I am not [a liar]”

A rep for Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment. [Source]

Let me respond for that rep:

“I’m automatically attracted to beautiful women — I just start kissing them, it’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything," he said in the 2005 conversation. "Grab 'em by the pussy." 

Or, just try to kiss them on the lips without their consent on an elevator. 

Pic from vice.com






Thursday, December 07, 2017

America was a "better place" when......

Image result for roy moore images    We all knew that Roy Moore was an "alleged" pedophile, but did you know that he was a virulent racist as well? Of course you did. He is, after all, being supported by our denture wearing orange haired president.

"Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate under fire for alleged sexual misconduct with teenage girls when he was in his 30s, apparently believes America was a better place at a time when slavery was still legal.

At a campaign event earlier this year, an audience member asked Moore for his opinion on when the last time America was "great." Moore responded: "I think it was great at the time when families were united—even though we had slavery—they cared for one another…Our families were strong, our country had a direction." The individual who asked the question was among the few African-Americans in attendance at the rally, according to the Los Angeles Times. In stating this, Moore seemingly implied he'd be able to overlook the enslavement of other human beings as long as families are "united," an interesting perspective from a man accused of repeatedly preying on young girls. 

Moore's remarks were featured in an article from the Times in September, but resurfaced Thursday in a viral tweet from Eric Columbus, a former Obama administration official. "Can't make this up—Roy Moore said in September that the last time America was great was when we had slavery," Columbus tweeted.

Moore's comments at the rally bring to mind President Donald Trump's slogan, "Make America Great Again," which many have interpreted as a rallying cry to incite white nationalists. Trump has controversially endorsed Moore, despite widespread condemnation and the damning allegations the Senate candidate faces. Trump reportedly said "Go get ‘em, Roy!" during a recent phone call with the candidate. 

A recent Big League-Gravis poll gave Moore's Democratic opponent, Doug Jones (who isn't accused of sexually assaulting teenage girls), a slight edge over the Republican. The poll of 1,276 likely voters showed Jones leading Moore 48 percent to 44 percent. The election is on December 12. 

On December 4, Trump tweeted, "Putting Pelosi/Schumer Liberal Puppet Jones into office in Alabama would hurt our great Republican Agenda of low on taxes, tough on crime, strong on military and borders...& so much more. Look at your 401-k’s since Election. Highest Stock Market EVER! Jobs are roaring back!" Indeed, Trump apparently believes a man who was reportedly banned from an Alabama mall for harassing teenage girls would be "tough on crime" and is urging voters to support him. 

Beyond his views on slavery and allegations of sexual misconduct, Moore also has referred to Native Americans as "reds and yellows," has questioned former President Barack Obama's place of birth (following Trump's example) and once suggested Muslims should not be allowed to serve in Congress. In spite of all this, Moore still seems to have a shot of becoming a United States senator. [Source] 

Dear Negroes of Alabama, I know that white democrats don't have clean hands when it comes to this racism thing, but if you send Roy Moore to Washington by not taking your asses out to vote, you will have to live with the consequences of your inaction for a long time.   



Wednesday, December 06, 2017

OPEN THREAD WEDNESDAY.

MORE DISCLAIMERSTonight I have one question for you field hands. And it's based on an essay that I just read.

 "What would you do if murderous authoritarians came to power? Are you sure?" 

Read the the essay in this link and let me know what you think.


 

 

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

The R word when referring to the president is not for Republican.

Image result for trump racist imagesAnd now I give you the following essay about the president of the United States; a man who just openly endorsed an "alleged" pedophile for the senate:

"Civil rights advocates, social scientists and regular citizens have all called out President Trump as a racist in recent weeks. The president’s supporters have countered with stories about the blacks and Latinos he has hired or befriended, and with personal testimonies: “I’ve known Donald Trump for many years. He doesn’t have a racist bone in his body.”

As a professor who researches and teaches courses on the health effects of race, racism and inequality, I can assure you that the president’s defenders are wrong. Trump is a racist. What he says and does meets the scholarly definition of the term.

Broadly speaking, a racist combines negative prejudicial biases with sufficient power to leverage action against targeted groups. Trump’s words and behaviors demonstrate considerable prejudicial bias, and, as president of the United States — arguably the most powerful office in the contemporary world — he has indeed leveraged action against various groups.

Racism is predicated on belief in the scientifically discredited concept of biological race. Skin color simply has no correlation with significant inherent distinctions among human beings. However, “race” in the past and now has led to notions of a natural hierarchy among various populations. In the United States, it was used to justify stealing labor from black Africans through slavery and stealing land from red Native Americans through forced relocation and genocide.

s far back as Colonial days, northwestern European immigrants placed themselves at the pinnacle of the pecking order while relegating populations of color and other ethnic groups to inferior positions. False perceptions of inherent differences in traits, such as intelligence or work ethic, have been systematically associated with geographic origin, ancestry, skin color or some combination of all three.

Those supposed differences have justified restricting some groups’ access to resources and exposing them to all manner of risks in every sphere of life — cultural, educational, political and economic.

Scholars break racism into multiple categories:
  • Structural racism: Assigning social value to human populations contingent on misperceptions of inherent differences.
  • Symbolic racism: Rhetoric that delegitimizes others.
  • Institutional racism: Incorporating and formalizing misperceptions of differences into society through public policy.
  • Interpersonal racism: Acting on such misperceptions in direct or face-to-face interactions.
  • Insidious racism: Unconscious belief in and perpetuation of these phenomena.
  • Internalized racism: Among victimized populations, accepting and manifesting 
  • negative portrayals.
  • Systemic racism: The influence of these phenomena at multiple levels and across multiple dimensions of society.
Trump’s insensitive, disrespectful and mean-spirited statements and actions partake of all these variations.

Throughout last year’s campaign and his first eight months in office, the president has expressed his bias through government orders and the presidential bully pulpit (systemic racism).
Trump argued that as a “Mexican,” U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who was born and raised in the United States, could not fairly arbitrate lawsuits related to Trump University (structural racism). For years, Trump protested, falsely, that Barack Obama was not born in the U.S. and was consequently elected illegitimately (symbolic racism).

The Trump administration cut funds for Department of Homeland Security programs to combat right-wing fascism and white supremacy and it slow-walked Hurricane Maria aid to Puerto Ricans who “want everything done for them,” in the president’s words (institutional racism).

Trump’s actions, according to a growing number of mental health professionals, reveal deep-seated and possibly unconscious prejudices (insidious racism). He blatantly and directly disrespected Gold Star parents of South Asian origin (interpersonal racism).

In response to the Trump travel ban, his threat to “deport them all” and his promise to build a wall on the border, many targeted immigrant populations report increased levels of social insecurity, anxiety and distress. Research demonstrates that among children, the result of such stress is compromised academic performance (internalized racism).

Trump and his supporters seem to believe that simple protestations to the contrary are sufficient to refute and erase his actions. Despite these claims, some in the Republican Party recognize the truth. Rep. Will Hurd of Texas and Sens. Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake, John McCain and Mitch McConnell have all specifically spoken out against Trump’s worst behavior.

Perhaps House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said it best when he responded to Trump’s statement about Curiel. “Isn’t that the textbook definition of racism?” Ryan asked.

The answer is simple: Yes, it is".  [Source]

*Picfromnydailynews.com

Monday, December 04, 2017

No money to spend on "booze and women". The rich have it all.

Image result for chuck grassley imagesIf you are in the American middle class, republican lawmakers want you to stop spending your disposable income on "booze and women". Apparently only large corporations and the people who run them know what to do with extra money. This is why the GOP is working so hard to make sure that they (the top 1%) have all the disposable income they need at our expense.

There is no doubt that the republican tax plan will hurt average Americans, but they have to go through with it because their wealthy donors demand it, and since most of them make well over six figures, they will all benefit from it individually as well.

The economy will be losing well over a trillion dollars. So how do we replace all that money? If you said with major cuts to entitlement programs move to the head of the class.

 "WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers have largely dismissed concerns about how their $1.5 trillion tax cut would add to the federal deficit. Now, some Democrats are warning that the tax rewrite would ultimately be financed by gutting entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare.
The possibility of cuts to safety net programs appeared more likely on Tuesday, as the Congressional Budget Office w Congressional Budget Office warned that the tax bill could set off an arcane budget rule that would make deep cuts to Medicare over the next decade.

Republican lawmakers have turned a blind eye to the effect of the tax bill on the deficit, saying the tax cuts would essentially pay for themselves through increased economic growth.

But the party of deficit hawks is beginning to once again complain about the ballooning federal deficit, suggesting that spending cuts must be enforced to reduce the national debt, which has surpassed $20 trillion.

“You cannot get the national debt under control, you cannot get that deficit under control, if you don’t do both: grow the economy, cut spending,” said Mr. Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin.
The Republican tax plan, he said “grows the economy. We’ve got a lot of work to do in cutting spending.” 

Isn't it amazing how deficit hawks can all of a sudden care less about the national debt when a democratic president is not in power? 

It seemed like only yesterday that some of these same people were all over #44 for his spending habits. The thing is, in Obama's case, government spending was actually helping underserved and poor people. In a just society that is who our government has an obligation to protect and look out for. Not corporate fat cats who have already taken a big chunk out of the American pie. They don't deserve any of what's left for the rest of us. So why is the GOP working overtime to give it to them? 
Rhetorical question, we know why:

"In his “trickle-down” CNBC interview, Gary Cohn said something extraordinary. “The most excited group out there are big CEOs,” he told John Harwood, referring to the tax plan. If there’s one thing everyone agrees on, it’s that this GOP tax proposal makes the rich richer. Yet there’s nothing in the bill to specifically address income equality and stagnant wages. Wages will remain the same unless a CEO voluntarily gives someone a raise." 

*Pic from wikipedia.org.

    
   

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Billy comes clean.

Image result for billy bush imageAnd now this from Billy Bush. Yes, that Billy Bush.

“Of course he said it. And we laughed along, without a single doubt that this was hypothetical hot air from America’s highest-rated bloviator. Along with Donald Trump and me, there were seven other guys present on the bus at the time, and every single one of us assumed we were listening to a crass standup act. He was performing. Surely, we thought, none of this was real,” Bush wrote in an op-ed for the New York Times.

“We now know better.”

OK, so Mr. trump saying that he video is a possible hoax is yet another lie from his mouth to our ears.

"The video, which was leaked in October 2016, a month before the election, showed Bush and Trump in an unedited conversation on the set of “Days of Our Lives.”

'When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything,' the then-real estate mogul told Bush.
'Grab them by the p---y. You can do anything.” '

"More than a year later, the President is reportedly denying that he made the comments about women, despite his apology.

Multiple people have confirmed that the tape is accurate, including current “Access Hollywood” hosts Natalie Morales and Kit Hoover and former Trump deputy campaign manager David Bossie on “Meet the Press” Sunday.

Bush, who previously told the Hollywood Reporter that he wished he “had changed the topic,” said his actions were wrong, even without knowing how they would affect the future." [Source]

Your actions didn't effect his future, Billy. He is now the president of the United States, and you are out of a job.

*Pic from latimes.com 






Saturday, December 02, 2017

CAPTION SATURDAY.

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I need a caption for this pic.

Example: "There is no way I am taking the fall for this guy." 

*Pic from nymag.com

Friday, December 01, 2017

A guilty plea and a tax scheme.

Republicans in Washington are hours away from giving a trillion dollars away to the wealthiest among us. It will be done by way of a tax scheme that will be pushed through many of the people voting for it even seeing what they are voting for. The are so anxious to get it through before we can scrutinize it that they are literally handwriting parts of it. (See above) Incredibly, some democratic senators have been saying that they are hearing what's in the bill from lobbyist on K Street, not from their republican colleagues. 

It must be nice to be a republican fat-cat donor these days. All of the politricksters in Washington depend on you to get their money to get reelected, and they will honor your will, even if it means hurting most of the people in the country in the long run.

Personally,  from what I can see, this new proposed tax scheme will not affect my life that much. In fact, my accountant says that I will be happy with it. The thing is, though, unlike those scumbags in Washington, I actually care about my fellow citizens, and I realize that there might be some short-term gain from this scheme, but in the long run we will all suffer. We have lived through this "trickle down economics" scam before, and it was not pretty.     

So all in all this was a good day if you are a fat cat lobbyist or wealthy American.

It wasn't a good day, however, for the former national security adviser to Donald  trump.

"it has been extraordinarily painful to endure these many months of false accusations of 'treason' and other outrageous acts."

However, he said, "I recognize that the actions I acknowledged in court today were wrong, and, through my faith in God, I am working to set things right. My guilty plea and agreement to cooperate with the Special Counsel's Office reflect a decision I made in the best interests of my family and of our country. I accept full responsibility for my actions."  

That was Michael Flynn's statement after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI. He will be singing like  Beyonce in days to come, because believe me, it was a very nice deal, and Mr. Mueller and company will want something in return. 

Sadly for Mr. trump, that something is him ---or someone close to him, and if you have been following the time line of this Russia mess, you know that he (Mueller) could be nabbing a bigger fish any day now. Mr. trump might end up getting his wall after all. It just won't be the one he expected. It won't be keeping Mexicans out of America, it will be keeping him in prison. 

It seems like just yesterday Mike Flynn was yelling "lock her up" when referring to Hillary Clinton to a crown of rabid trump deplorables. 

Oh well, sorry Mr. Flynn, life comes at you fast.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Shameless.

TWEET METhe president of the United States retweeted something that was originally posted on what is the equivalent to a KKK website in Britain, and he got mad at the British Prime Minister for calling him out on it. I need every American to think about that for a minute.

He has also been telling people that he still believes  Barack Obama was not born in this country, and that he (trump) made a mistake by apologizing for spreading his racist lie for years. 

And people like Lindsey Graham (who himself called the president a kook) wonder why we are questioning his sanity.

These are interesting and scary times. It's when a racist White House can boldly and shamelessly flaunt their racism for all of us to see. They have given up on trying to pretend that they are not a  more powerful version of of their white nationalist brothers and sisters, who play weekend war games in rural America and hide behind their sheets. 

Speaking of racism, check out this story:

 "CHICAGO - Outside a West Side medical clinic late last summer, a fed-up Tyler Lumar told Chicago police he'd had enough.

Officers were called to the East Garfield Park clinic after Lumar, a 22-year-old with asthma there for a first visit after his longtime doctor died, yelled and allegedly threatened a physician who refused to refill his cough medicine prescription, then tossed papers on the floor and said he would come back and shoot the place up, according to a police report.

"I'm so tired of racism, bro," Lumar said outside the clinic, according to a Chicago police squad car dashcam recording of the encounter, alleging the incident began when the doctor accused Lumar, who has no criminal record, of reselling his prescription drugs. "That's racial profiling. I don't gangbang, I went to Oak Park and River Forest (High School). I played baseball."

Police let Lumar go without charges, but moments later the same officers stopped him as he walked down Madison Street, records show. They arrested him because a western Illinois county had issued a warrant over an overdue $25 payment in a misdemeanor traffic case but had failed to remove the warrant when Lumar paid up.

Less than 24 hours later, the father of one attempted to hang himself in a Harrison District police holding cell, police said. As a result, he's suffered massive brain injuries and can no longer move or speak; he's spent the past year on life support, racking up medical bills of about $2 million.
Meantime, his family has tried to determine why he was kept locked up overnight on a low-level warrant even though he had the cash, according to an arrest report, to bail himself out. They have filed a federal lawsuit alleging Lumar was wrongfully detained and that Chicago police failed to check on him every 15 minutes in his cell - even falsifying the inspection logs, a record-keeping breach the lawsuit says is a common police practice in Chicago.

"My son never should've been there (in a police lockup)," his mother, Lisa Alcorn, a Verizon Wireless training manager from River Forest, said in an interview as tears streamed down her face.
The case is not only another example of the city's and county's alleged failure to keep nonviolent offenders from languishing in jails - an issue experts say disproportionately affects the poor and minorities - but also highlights the tightrope that defendants walk even in misdemeanor cases, where a slightly late payment can land someone in jail.

Lumar's longtime girlfriend, Casey Tecate, 23, who once thought of becoming a cop herself, said "it definitely is scary; it goes to show it could literally happen to anybody. I feel like they, meaning the police, just don't ... look at certain people as people. They're just like 'Oh (this is) some person from the West Side of Chicago.' They weren't looking at him as Tyler Lumar: a dad, a brother, a son." 

  She spends part of most days in a Des Plaines rehab hospital with the now 23-year-old man she had planned to marry. Sometimes Tecate brings their daughter, Savannah, now 4.
Alcorn, who visits her son after work, said she hopes the lawsuit will not only help the family pay for Lumar's medical care but change how Chicago police treat those they arrest. "In Chicago, you should be scared for your son," she said. [More]

And there is this one:

"A Mississippi police officer who was suspended for racially bigoted social media posts earlier this year was put on leave after killing a black man once he returned to active duty.

Columbus Police Department (“CPD”) Patrolman Jared Booth was given a 28-day suspension in June after the Columbus city council voted 4-1 against him on the basis of those posts.

One of the posts is said to be sexually explicit–featuring a female CPD officer, an image of a sex toy and a reference to oral sex. Another post used a racial slur–a common derivation or permutation of the N-word.

A third post was homophobic in nature and directed toward a different, former officer with the CPD who later filed a wrongful termination suit against the department.

One of those posts was made on April 18, while another made its way to Facebook the day after.
Columbus’ social media policy forbids city employees from posting content that is “malicious, obscene, threatening or intimidating, that disparages co-employees, suppliers or that might constitute harassment or bullying.”

Earlier this month, on November 4, Booth responded to a disturbance call outside of a nightclub. That call, alleged disturbance, and night ended in the shooting death of 24-year-old Raymond Davis, who is black. Booth was the officer who fired the fatal shots.

Immediately after the shooting, Columbus city officials insisted that Davis was holding a gun. Columbus Mayor Robert Smith even went so far as to state, “We know for a fact the gun wasn’t planted.” He continued:
Officer Booth did activate his camera at the time he received the call of a disturbance at the Premier Lounge…The entire incident was captured on body camera. It is early in the investigation and I am not allowed to go through the entire incident at this time. But I will say the video shows Raymond Davis with a gun in his hand at the time of the shooting.
Police Chief Oscar Lewis was pressed on whether Booth’s prior Facebook posts would factor into any investigation over his lethal use of force. He said, “I think they are two different incidents, and I think the first incident has been addressed.”

A crowded vigil held the day after Davis’ death featured his children holding a sign directed at Booth which read, “You Killed Our Dad.”' [Source]

This is Donald trump's America. Y'all better stay woke.