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Apparently Tom Stiglich was the cartoonist...

It's sideways in the lower right corner.


He replied to a question about it in a news article.I
The cartoonist Tom Stiglich sent the following statement to 5 On Your Side's Sara Machi:

"Thanks for writing and for giving me the opportunity to respond. First and foremost, may George Floyd rest in peace. he did not deserve to die like that. I do not condone racism or police brutality of any kind. It's such a hostile environment we're living in right now, one that needs more law and order, not less. The rioting and looting was extremely disheartening. That cartoon was based solely on violent crime numbers here in the US. To ignore that would be doing a disservice to the reader.Best wishes, Tom"


"Based solely on violent crime numbers here in the US"... Pigpoop! Those are racist assumptions!

A quick search finds this on the FBI site...
White = 5,626,140
African American = 2,221,697

Here's info from OJDDP .gov site from 2018: (All ages)
White = 7,115,940
Black = 2,826,460

That sure looks like WHITES commit MORE violent crimes than BLACKS do.

Dissent is not only patriotic but how our country was born...

Just a reminder for the RW cult members here's a snippet from the Declaration of Independence...
https://www.ushistory.org/declaration/document/
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.


We also have a constitutional right to gather and protest...
https://constitution.congress.gov/constitution/amendment-1/
First Amendment
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


And while I think there are times it's been taken too far and misdirected (mostly by opportunists and agitators), destruction of property was seen as a way to make a statement back then too...
https://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/boston-tea-party
The Boston Tea Party was a political protest that occurred on December 16, 1773, at Griffin’s Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts. American colonists, frustrated and angry at Britain for imposing “taxation without representation,” dumped 342 chests of tea, imported by the British East India Company into the harbor. The event was the first major act of defiance to British rule over the colonists. It showed Great Britain that Americans wouldn’t take taxation and tyranny sitting down, and rallied American patriots across the 13 colonies to fight for independence.
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