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Happy Monday. We’ve had yet more moving brutality from Charlottesville, the rising floodwaters in Houston, and the news that a three-year-old shot herself in Sydney. The horror.
Video from Charlottesville emerges, depicts white firing gun at black.
Charlottesville is the herpes scar on the lip of American experience. It just won’t go away. Nor should it, as yet more galling footage has found the light of day this morning, which clearly shows a white nationalist spouting off racial epithets, before swinging his handgun off his hip and firing at the feet of a black protestor.
WATCH: Man fired at another person in Charlottesville on Aug. 12. We handed 📹 to LE agencies. The man has been arrested & charged w a crime. pic.twitter.com/0vrXq4zNC0
— ACLU of Virginia (@ACLUVA) August 26, 2017
What makes the imagery rather sobering, was the obvious development of the thought process. As you can see, he aimed for the head, paused, then chambered a round. So, while you could argue that it probably was not going to be cold blooded murder, he still decided to fire that shot. Or you could also argue that the man he shot at was wielding a flamethrower; whatever. Sides of the argument.
I don’t condone any of these people, including the media that don’t mention he was firing at a guy who was using a makeshift flame thrower. https://t.co/6G4M3ToEZ6
— Rep. Steven Smith (@RepStevenSmith) August 27, 2017
The takeaway point is the reaction of the crowd. The complicit support, evidenced by the wally with the brolly at the tail of the video. It was a shot fired into a body of people, and apparently, that was mostly fine. And that should be argument moving forward.
Hurricane Harvey toll rises to five, Trump’s tweet raises pulses.
Speaking of caustic clusterfucks, the rising waters in Houston continue to do the same with the mortal cost, as the body count is now 5. The wake of Hurricane Harvey has left introduced a frankly ridiculous level of flooding, bringing the charm of Venice to the south, sans the romance.
— DoubleHorn Photo (@DoubleHornPhoto) August 27, 2017
— NWS (@NWS) August 27, 2017
— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) August 27, 2017
The Presidential response to this, well, it’s sort of confusing, and easily twisted to whichever way fits your narrative. While he’s shown support, he’s also let other things divide his attention. Which, sounds logical. After all the Presidential tradition of ignoring a Hurricane in the South in fast becoming gospel. Stay safe.
Three-year-old dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound in Western Sydney.
To complete the unfortunate Monday trinity of morning awful, welcome to the news that a three-year old has died after being shot in the neck in Western Sydney. Earlier reports placed the girl at six years old, but the latest reports as of this morning have confirmed her age, and seemingly, the fact that she pulled the trigger herself.
— 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) August 27, 2017
Police are now speaking to her family. As for the rest of us, try and have a good Monday, yeah?
The Top 5 Tweets from Overnight
When this is the first sentence, you know it’s going to be a long read. pic.twitter.com/HWCwunqIYr
— Academia Obscura (@AcademiaObscura) August 27, 2017
Fancy Irish Dancer Conor McGregor loses to Noted Illiterate Floyd Mayflower in boxing.
Marshall Kim Jong Un undefeated in fight competition pic.twitter.com/BUeUO2R7Qk
— DPRK News Service (@DPRK_News) August 27, 2017
me on the project
— Aus Gov Just Googled (@GovGoogles) August 27, 2017
Abbott, Dutton, Abetz and co waiting for Turnbull to return home after he admitted on The Project he’s voting yes for marriage equality. pic.twitter.com/Jv5dJMenx1
— Queen Victoria (@Vic_Rollison) August 27, 2017
The car in front of me in the KFC drive thru has 1 adult, 4 children with recorders.
The brake lights are flashing SOS in morse code.
— Sarah McMullan (@SarahMcMullanNZ) August 27, 2017