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I have good news and don't know how to share it

So I'm just putting it here--maybe someone with more experience can take it on. I'm late for an appointment or I'd figure it out. (Did post it as reply to another thread.)


Indeed he did

But I'm not bitter.

The Movement for Black Lives?

I am not familiar with this "umbrella organization," which is actually the one that included this in its platform according to the article. One of its many members is BLM.

This doesn't sound like BLM itself to me and I believe it would harm them to take this stand.

This article from The Atlantic helped make some sense of it: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/08/movement-black-lives-platform/494309/

Still very complicated.

Not all people of Kansas elected him twice or even once

As a person who lives here, in an area where he barely carried the majority (actually, he may have lost in our precinct), with all the representatives in our area agreeing with me about everything and getting nowhere in Topeka, this sounds like a really cruel comment. It's like when GWB won (or "won" and all of the United States was seen as foolish abroad. Brownback had all the support of the Koch Bros and won highest in rural areas and with pro-life and anti-immigration voters who are in every state and make those their priorities. If we look across the state line at MO, where there is a Democrat in the governor's seat, the legislature is also dominated by rural Republicans and they pass absurd laws. In a polarized situation, saying that all the voters of any place deserve what happens is unrealistic. Brownback is part of a national trend--visible in Indiana and Wisconsin, too, and all the people in both those states are not fools, either. Nor are they in Mississippi.

What I really don't like that this tells us

It shows that the police do not understand enough about mental illness to know that there is nothing the mayor or anyone else could have done or not done to still the voices in the man's head when he decided to kill his girlfriend, the police officers, and himself. If they are not trained to understand basic things about mental illness of this type, how do they deal with the people they see every day? That is tragic to me.
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