DWJackson Talks by Derrick W. Jackson is a blog/podcast that covers his personal opinions on politics, news, entertainment, and sports. Started 7/21/2020
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Trump Speaks - Too Little To Late?
It's good that Trump made this speech to the country and for his base to know that violence is unacceptable. He did not apologize for what he did and said at that Jan. 6th rally but this is good to calm people down.
If the protestors that stormed the US Capitol would have been Black Lives Matters protestors, the reaction by police would have been totally different. Those insurrectionists were white and there was only a small police prescience. With the inauguration only days away, security of the US Capitol grounds should have been top priority. We have to be thankful, that event could have occurred while Biden was being sworn in. I noticed from the news a few police officers only pointing their guns at the rioters. If they would have been Black, officers would have fired several shots into the crowd. Trump and those around would use that to degrade the Black community and charges of the ringleaders would have been more severe. I would further say that if Trump would have been Black he would not even have been elected President and if elected would have been impeached and convicted in the Senate. I believe the 25th amendment would have been invoked against him. This country has let Trump
John Lewis dedicated his life to service from civil rights to serving in the House for the state of Georgia since the 80's. During a time when their was a real struggle for civil rights in the Black Community, Lewis was a champion for the cause. He was a Freedom Rider and the last surviving member of the "Big Six" organizer and speaker at the March on Washington where Martin Luther King gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Yesterday John Lewis's body was driven over the Edmund Pettus Bridge where "Bloody Sunday" happened when police attacked protesters 55 years ago who were marching to Selma, Alabama. John Lewis's life is a testimony of what Black America should aspire to. As a young man in the 60's he lived the civil rights struggle.
Dr. Fauci one of America's leading doctors concerning an infectious disease Covid-19, is throwing the first pitch in tonight's MLB game: The New York Yankees vs. The Washington Nationals in Washington DC. A lot of people have been talking about this and how it will go over since it will be played with no fans. Today is opening day and we will see. No slight to Dr. Fauci, but I wonder with the protests and Black Lives Matter would major league baseball ever let one of their founders throw out the pitch or someone like Derrick Johnson president of the NAACP? Has Jesse Jackson ever thrown out a first pitch? Just curious. I did some research and the answer is yes. Jesse Jackson threw out the first pitch on April 6, 2013 between the Chicago Cubs vs. Texas Rangers. Rep. John Lewis who recently passed away threw it at Washington Nationals game back in April 2018. I caught the first pitch and Dr. Fauci threw it to the far right of the catcher. No biggie we know why he was there