Via Hot Air comes news that the Oakland Mayor, Mayor Karen believes that racial division is the goal, facts be damned
It started a few days ago with a report of nooses found hanging from a tree in a park in Oakland. The city was stunned. Had some white supremacist chosen to lash out amid the protests over George Floyd’s killing by displaying a notorious symbol of lynchings? The matter had to be investigated.
It didn’t take long to get to the bottom of it:
According to Oakland police, officers discovered five ropes Tuesday afternoon attached to trees at Lake Merritt…
Victor Sengbe told ABC7 News the rope is part of a rigging used by him and his friends as part of a larger swing system…
“Out of the hundreds, thousands of people who walked by, no one even thought it looked anywhere close to a noose,” said Sengbe. “Folks have used it for exercise, it was really a fun addition to the park that we tried to create.”
Sengbe told us the small piece of rope, still up in a tree is all part of the same system.
OK then, case solved let’s move on right? OH NO because RACE PIMPING IS FUN!
So it was, mercifully, a false alarm. An incident that seemed poised to raise racial tensions in Oakland was actually just a misunderstanding. No one was trying to intimidate anyone. Now the mayor could call a press conference, tell the public what happened, and douse any embers of suspicion that might be starting to burn in the community.
But Oakland’s mayor didn’t do that. She’s a Democrat running a reliably Democratic city in a reliably Democratic state. Instead of putting her constituents at ease, this was her moment to throw fuel on those embers and peacock about how down with the struggle she is
Good Freaking Grief!