Hochul announced she will use this tragedy to launch a Speech Police to attack those who say things she does not like. Her semi-automatic assault on our rights follows the advice of Democrat Rahm Emanuel.
He wrote in the Wall Street Journal after Obama's election, "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before."
Then he became Obama's first chief of staff before moving on to being mayor of Chicago, which made him even richer than being a congressman did.
Hochul issued an edict to seize the weapons of people who write mean tweets. She has no flying monkeys so she's sending the state police.
She announced, "The horrific and despicable act of terror committed by a white supremacist this past weekend in Buffalo showed that we as a country are facing an intersection of two crises: the mainstreaming of hate speech -- including white nationalism, racism and white supremacy -- and the easy access to military-style weapons and magazines.
"This is a wake-up call and here in New York we are taking strong steps to directly address this deadly threat. Today, I issued Executive Orders to devote substantial resources and focus toward combating the troubling surge in domestic terrorism by identifying radicalized individuals and tracking their threats amplified on social media, and further empower State Police to keep guns away from dangerous people. I am also issuing a referral letter to the Attorney General to investigate social media's role in the Buffalo shooting, and am calling for the passage of several pieces of legislation that will help law enforcement get more guns off the street."
She went on to call it an epidemic, which is the fashion for today's fascists.
Of course, white supremacists are not the top threat to black people in America. Black thugs are. We all know this. I write posts denouncing this. No one cares because America has a long history of ignoring black-on-black crime. What happens in Shinetown (and I am using the polite term) doesn't matter. The 19th century word has given way to South Chicago but the attitude remains unchanged.
The New York Times reported on February 15, "These Policies Were Supposed to Help Black People. They’re Backfiring."
The story said, "While all New Yorkers are affected by rising crime, the brunt of the increase is borne by Black New Yorkers. In 2020, Black New Yorkers, who make up about 24% of the city’s population, were the victims in 65% of murders and 74% of shootings. They were also the largest racial demographic among victims of felony assault and rape."
NYT could not bring itself to admit that black New Yorkers overwhelmingly commit those murders of black people.
It did say, "But this strategy is harming Black New Yorkers. By aiming for racial equity in criminal justice rather than focusing solely on deterring and responding to crime, policymakers seem to have neglected the foundational purpose of law and order. What has followed — a sharp rise in victims of crime, who remain disproportionately Black, and a slight increase in the percentage of Rikers Island inmates who are Black — is a racial imbalance of a more troubling kind."
And that explains why Democrats who instigated those policies that backfired seized the Buffalo Massacre to push the blame on white people in general and white supremacists specifically. No one cares about-black-on-black crime.
As James Alan Fox, a professor of criminology at Northeastern University in Boston, told NYT, "Clearly, if it’s black-on-black, we don’t get the same attention because most people don’t identify with that. Most Americans are white. People think, ‘That’s not my world. That’s not going to happen to me.’"
However, black politicians don't care about black-on-black crime.
Oh sure, they are making a big deal about the Buffalo Massacre.
Democrat Attorney General Letitia James told ABC, "We pray for their families. But after we pray—after we get up off of our knees—we've got to demand change. We've got to demand justice. This was domestic terrorism, plain and simple."
But James has ignored the daily domestic terrorism which leaves black people afraid to leave their homes. Instead, she wasted time harassing President Donald John Trump in a nonsensical investigation of his finances.
And Governor Karen, er, Kathy Hochul is using the death of 10 people by a white supremacist as an excuse to repeal the First Amendment, which protects our God-given right of free speech.
She always wanted to do this. She has waited for the opportunity to seize control of social media. If only she were as dedicated to protecting black people from murder.