Trump has been treated with kid gloves his entire pampered life
Thank you for writing about Kalief’s tragic experience. Sadly, it’s far from unique. And the contrast…. A beautiful piece of writing, Jeff.
I think a urine test would be in order. Let's find what kind of shit this monster is on.
This is the best article you have ever written. Normally your wit about serious matters makes me chuckle. This one made me cry. I am sickened by the audacity of Trump apologizers and supporters talking about a two-tiered justice system while they have callous indifference to abuse suffered by Kalief Browder and so many who cannot afford "justice."
This article is perfect,echoing what millions of us have been saying; if it were an average person committing ONE of these charges, we would be arrested, jailed, possibly given bail we could not afford, and held until trial.
In my humble opinion, the longer authorities give trump chances, the more time he has to dog-whistle his supporters to enact the CIVIL WAR he is fomenting. Violence is going to happen, because that is trump's plan. Either jail him now, or Baker Act him, because his mentality should be checked. He is definitely out to harm others ( Not himself, of course).
This puts it all in perspective-Americas value system is so fucked up. I will never understand the cult mentality. Trump worshipers are deluded horrible people. 🙄
I despair that racists, halfwits, corrupt free marketeers and their stooges, bullies, thugs, nazi cosplaying cops, perverts and kooks who see Jesus in a piece of burnt toast are intent on forever establishing some version of their wet dream on our beautiful land. As Kurt Andersen wrote in his masterful book, Fantasyland, it’s all there at the founding. And as he illustrated in his equally masterful follow-up, Evil Geniuses, there are economic predators and pirates who are counting on it to continue their plunder.
Fuck each and every one of them, collectively and individually.
One's first thought would be, ok a former president should be given a little bit more leeway in these proceedings and not be mugshot, fingerprinted, perp-walked, etc. But then you have to re-think and say a former PRESIDENT is being charged with crimes!!! How could such a person ever have become a president and done such crimes; he's a disgrace to the office of the presidency and our country. He doesn't deserve to be called Mr. President or even former president. He should be given LESS courtesies due to the fact he was a president and still betrayed his country. A person such as this should be treated worse than the lowest criminal. And history should view him as a traitor to his country. I hope he rots in jail.
For the time being, I just want his mouth shut. Yes he has first amendment rights like we all do; but he doesn’t have a right to foment violence through stochastic terrorism. Shut him up in Mar-a-Lardo with an ankle bracelet and take his fucking phone away from him.
Thank you for speaking about the injustice of our system, if more folks knew then I think things would change. RiP Kalief, I am sorry we failed you and so many others.
Technically, he is being treated unfairly, albeit to his advantage.
Any fair treatment would sent his soft, shitty body into overload and cause his immediate death, after all.
And I know that would keep us all awake at night.
Just to be sure though, I figure we should stick him in some community shithole with some other felons with just one large room and no privacy.
Thank you for shining a bright light on this dark corner of the American Judicial System. May Kalief Rest In Peace. May Trump rot in Hell. Trump has repeatedly betrayed the American people and undermined our Democracy. Jeff Tiedrich, as always, is right on target with a bullseye column hitting the heart of today's GOP atrocities.
Anyone wanna bet he attempts a cheese eating grin And a thumbs up gesture for his mugshot?
But but but tRump is the son of GOD, isn't he? Or maybe God Himself. And clearly from his name Kalief was the wrong--something or other. Yep, Right. 🙄
I’m not outraged about DJT’s treatment. I am completely demoralized over the whole police/prison system though.
I don’t care what methods are used or what decisions are made to bring Trump to Justice. More discerning minds than mine have been immersed in this thing for years now. I am sure they are dealing with this criminal, this embodiment of harm and hate, in the best way possible for the long and short run. We should all be standing by with respect for Jack Smith, Fani Willis, and all the rest of the defenders of the constitution.