Monday, July 6, 2020

No hoax

No, Donald Trump*, it wasn’t a hoax. Nor was this Fourth of July encounter southeast of Bloomington, Indiana, in which Vauhxx Booker, an African-American Bloomingtonian who had been camping with friends to watch a lunar eclipse, was pinned against a tree and beaten by white men who are alleged to have threatened to break his arms and hang him. “Get a noose,” one of the men is alleged to have yelled. Here’s Booker’s account. And there’s video from the encounter. No arrests.

This is America. No hoax.


July 19: And now there are charges.

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