The weapon of choice by those supporting the police and institutional racism (I repeat myself) is the car. The alt-right finds it very satisfying to plow into a crowd and then pretend it was all a terrible ‘accident’. The latest victim is Summer Taylor, who was murdered the other night by a man who weaved past police roadblocks, zoomed the wrong way up a freeway offramp, and struck two people with his car. You’d think this was a deliberate act of violence, but the Seattle police seem baffled about who to blame and who to arrest.
You’d think this was a clear cut case of homicide. The cops know he acted with intent.
“He went around a series of vehicles that were blocking I-5 and went around on the shoulder where a group of pedestrians were standing,” said Washington State Patrol Capt. Ron Mead.
But guess who is to blame?
The trooper insisted pedestrians should not be on the freeway for their safety.
“And we’ve said that steadfast,” said Mead. “We’ve worked tirelessly to separate motorists from pedestrians fearing a tragedy like this could very well happen.”
You know who needs to learn a lesson from this sad mistake.
Mead said it is illegal for pedestrians to be on the freeway, and he hopes the incident will persuade protesters to protest someplace safer.
But is it illegal to murder someone with your car?
“Very candidly, we don’t know at this point in the investigation what the motive was, what the reasoning was,” Mead said.
Hmmm. Good point. The driver wasn’t drunk, didn’t have drugs in his system, but it’s a total mystery why he up and slammed his car into a group of protesters. Maybe he had a good reason for veering around a roadblock to drive the wrong way up a freeway exit. Who knows?
Troopers said there is no proof that [the murderer] acted deliberately.
Can you even imagine the police saying something like that if they had just arrested a man who shot someone during a holdup? There is no proof that he actually intended to commit a crime with a handgun. Then we can get all philosophical about the meaning of the word “proof”.
The one thing we can be sure of is that the protesters are in the wrong and deserve to be arrested.
As troopers investigate the crash, they’re also cracking down on any future protests that might happen on the freeway.
“We’re letting them know now that we’ll block their access, and if they go around and they actually do go out on the freeway, they will be arrested,” a trooper said.
But, officer, how can you be sure they’re out on the freeway deliberately? Their reasoning is so opaque and unknowable. How can any of us know why we’re in a particular place and time, or why fate puts us in any specific situation? As the great philosopher Mongo said, we are only pawn in game of life.
Jesus, but cops can be so obtuse when it suits them.
By the way, the cops didn’t catch the killer, who had fled the scene. It was another protester who chased him down and stopped him by putting his car in front of him. The cops were just kind of useless. Wait, no, how can I say that? Perhaps they have some invisible grand purpose to their existence that we prisoners of our senses cannot discern.