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MAGA populism: do what we want or we'll kill you

Posted by Mark Small on January 24, 2022 at 9:46pm 0 Comments

Chris Hayes asked this evening: when we have we seen this before? Speakers from the Anti-vax rally of Jan 23 threatened actions media and scientists. Anger of MAGA ppl played out in the Jan 6, 2021, violence at The Capitol. Mob anger and violence have long history here. 1/5

Shays’s Rebellion, the KKK in Indiana in the 1920s, MAGA & other movements gave voice to anger. To compare trump’s supporters to Nazis, in part, is inaccurate because some of those supporters wear regalia of…

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McConnell must be reminded "Black lives matter"!

Posted by Mark Small on January 21, 2022 at 10:26am 1 Comment

Senator McConnell reminded us this week that to say “All lives matter” is a farce and that “Black lives matter!” must be stated, and repeated. Sen McConnell, in defending the Senate’s blocking of voting rights legislation wanted to cite “facts.” 1/4

McConnell said “if you look at the statistics, African American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans." This is hardly an innocent slip of the tongue. McConnell has proudly posed in the past, standing, with a smile,…

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MAGA could try to weaponize the jury

Posted by Mark Small on January 18, 2022 at 11:16pm 0 Comments

MAGA ppl can weaponize the jury system in defense of the insurrection that occurred on January 6. I hope this only is a figment of my imagination, that the very people who seek to hijack our system would use one of the basic elements of the system to bastardize it. 1/7

One might presume that MAGA ppl are active in social media. After all, many of the people who stormed (MAGA ppl like variations of der “storm”) the Capitol have been tracked down, charged and pleaded guilty as a result…

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Jan 18 Show: Jury nullification talk w/Ross Thomas

Posted by Mark Small on January 18, 2022 at 11:22am 0 Comments

Tonight at 7 on the "Mouthwash" channel on FB, my guest will be attorney Ross Thomas. We shall discuss jury nullification and possible impact of that doctrine on trials that might result from the January 6 insurrection at The Capitol. 1/3

Ross Thomas is an attorney with offices in Indianapolis. His practice is focused on major felony criminal defense in state and federal courts throughout the state. He received a bachelor’s degree in Political Economy from Tulane University in 1992.…

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