The Riots Are Trump’s Fault—And There Will Be More Of Them

It’s easy for TV news to blame youth of color. But the fault lies squarely at the feet of a white-supremacist billionaire.

For photos of the peaceful protest that preceded Trump’s Albuquerque rally and the riot that followed it, check out this story’s attached Artefact.

For all the local and national media coverage of last week’s violence following a Trump rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico—we even made the BBC—there’s been very little discussion of a critical point (perhaps the critical point): why did this happen?

The answer, though you wouldn’t know it from watching CNN, is that Trump is causing the riots. Continue reading

Murdered Shopper on Aisle Five

Albuquerque department store’s “loss prevention officers” enforce death penalty without trial for alleged shoplifter; store demands arrest of protesting priest

New Mexico is a state that, on paper, doesn’t have the death penalty. In practice, though, security guards can kill alleged shoplifters with impunity. No charges, no trial: on May 3, 2016, a department store’s “loss prevention officers” acted as judge, jury, and executioner.

K-Mart, a large chain of Wal-Mart-style stores that isn’t doing so good lately, has apparently claimed the right to murder anyone it chooses to, as long as they’re on its property. This month, the branch located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, about three hours north of the U.S./Mexico border, authorized its employees to murder a young man in cold blood.

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