This is getting to be like the French Revolution — heads are rolling everywhere, and the tumbrils keep rumbling up.
And — and this seems more extreme than anything — it’s shutting down fire stations for fear of retaliation.
This has really gotten out of hand.
I wonder — if Chief Aubrey Jenkins and other city officials had known there would be these other cases coming down the pike, would they have fired the first guy? Now there’s this precedent, and they seem unable to stop themselves from firing one after another.
I sort of have the feeling they were thinking, “Fire this one guy, and that’s the end of the problem. Others so inclined will be forewarned.” Reckoning without the fact that others had already done likewise.
Anyway, this has gotten messy.
Meanwhile, Black Lives Matter is having a rally Saturday. Um, excuse me — didn’t they just have one? Isn’t that how all this started? Is this different groups of people calling themselves “Black Lives Matter,” or what?
It’s all a bit disorienting…