OK, this is it. When I first read this article, I thought it was a sick joke, or The Onion. But then the full horror of it dawned on me.

For six months, I’ve tried to calm down. I haven’t been getting myself riled up by some of the insane things that have been going on. Well, OK, I have, but I’ve been mostly talking to the cats about it, rather than blogging about it and going public.

I’ve kept quiet about some of the insane things that have been going on in this state and this country (the world is too big even for me to take on :-). But maybe I’ve been fooling myself. Maybe it’s actually better for me to express my outrage. Maybe someone will read this and it will do some good.

But I’m starting to wonder if maybe it’s too late…that maybe things are too far gone, and too many people are just too stupid or too ignorant or too complacent to understand what’s going on and how bad it is and how it must be fixed. Hopefully not. Anyway, that slim hope is what got me back up here today, because perhaps this blog, and others like it, can educated, elucidate, and shake loose enough people to get things going properly again.

So here we go. I’m going to quote liberally from this article in the San Francisco Chronicle so you can understand exactly how bad the problem is. My comments are in bold.

(03-25) 20:36 PDT Oakland — About 60 people marched and rallied in Oakland on Wednesday to condemn the police and honor Lovelle Mixon, who was killed by Oakland police after he fatally shot four officers Saturday.

To condemn the police? The dead ones, who died trying to keep the mean streets of Oakland safe, or the ones who were left alive after the maniac Mixon starting his “killing spree”? To honor Lovelle Mixon? For what? For being a conviicted felon and a child rapist and a cop-killer?

“OPD you can’t hide – we charge you with genocide,” chanted the demonstrators as they marched along MacArthur Boulevard, near the intersection with 74th Avenue where Mixon, 26, a fugitive parolee, gunned down two motorcycle officers who had pulled him over in a traffic stop. He killed two more officers who tried to capture him where he was hiding in his sister’s apartment nearby.

Yeah, the Oakland Police Department is genocidal. They only go after black people, not criminals. /sarcasm

The protest was organized by the Oakland branch of the Uhuru Movement, whose flyers for the march declared, “Stop Police Terror.”

OK, here was a convicted felon in possession of a pistol (totally illegal under both state and Federal law) and (reportedly) an AK-47, which is the favorite firearm of terrorists worldwide and so illegal in California that even Arnold Schwarzenegger himself couldn’t purchase one legally. And the marchers call the police terrorists?

Lolo Darnell, one of Mixon’s cousins at the demonstration, said, “He needs sympathy too. If he’s a criminal, everybody’s a criminal.”

Lolo Darnell may well have a very valid point here.

Asked about police allegations that Mixon was suspected in several rapes, including that of a 12-year-old girl, marcher Mandingo Hayes said, “He wasn’t a rapist. I don’t believe that.”

Three words. Dee Enn Ay.

Bystanders had mixed reactions. Nicole Brown said that she can’t condone murder but that police don’t respect residents of the area. Daria Belt said she had no sympathy for the protesters but sympathized for Mixon’s family.

Yes, well, I realize Mixon’s family lost a family member, but when Mixon ran to his sister’s apartment, he didn’t have that AK-47 until he got there. So was she complicit in storing it for him? Or maybe it was hers in the first place?

Anyone who can support a POS like Lovell “good riddance” Mixon has, in my opinion, failed to meet the basic criteria of “human being” and must now be regarded as simple, vile scum of the earth. No matter what color their skin is. This isn’t about race…it’s about the survival of our civilization…assuming we still have one.

Also on the case: ScoopThis.org