The Case of the Naive Mayor

So the Mayor of Minneapolis, Betsy Hodges, was pictured with a black “ex-criminal” with gang ties giving what police identified as a gang symbol — pointing at each other with their thumbs.  The Mayor denies it was a gang symbol, despite what has been said by law enforcement officers who familiar are with the gangs.  A reporter who called the Mayor on this was run over the coals by race-baiters and all sorts of liberal hacks.  Fortunately, neither the reporter nor his news organization (KSTP-TV) has apologized despite several heated demands.  In addition, law enforcement has also not apologized.

I see nothing to apologize for.  Whether the Mayor knew it or not, according to law enforcement the greeting was a gang symbol.

The Mayor is a “trusting” liberal.  I believe she got conned.  I believe the gang member said:

“Hey Mayor, let’s have our picture taken together.  We can point at each other with our thumbs.  It will be fun! “

Then I believe the hapless Mayor said,  “Sure.  It will show I care about blacks.”

In the meantime I suppose that the gang member was secretly laughing, saying to buddies, “Look what I made that fool do”.

I will give the Mayor the benefit of the doubt.  I do believe that she had no idea what she was doing.  After all, as I said, she is a liberal.  But now she needs to come clean, say she sees that she got conned, and apologize for being so naive.

 

About Doc

I am a Psychologist and a veteran of the Vietnam War. I work with abused children and with agencies which try to both prevent abuse and to empower those who have been abused. I feel strongly about child abuse and take every action I can to prevent it and to support the children I work with who have experienced it. I also feel strongly about politics and especially the course being taken by our nation. I believe that America is at a critical point in its development. How we answer the challenges from Islamic fascists and from our own internal enemies in the media, government, and academia will determine America’s future and the future of our children. I believe that if we don’t take the correct course now, America will go the way of Europe and that we will not reach the potential set out by our founding fathers. I believe that it is now getting serious. My gravitar is from "Darkman".
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