White St. Louis couple point guns at protesters heading past their home to mayor’s house

Get a load of that all-purpose “protesters” as applied here to trespassers. (Elsewhere applied to, used for, rioters, statue-trashers, et al.)

How about “angry,” in quotes, citing the homeowners?

ST. LOUIS — A white couple stood outside their mansion and pointed guns at protesters in St. Louis as the group marched toward the mayor’s home to demand her resignation.

Mark McCloskey, 63, told a TV station that he and wife, Patricia, both personal injury lawyers, were facing an “angry mob” on their private street and feared for their lives Sunday night.

Signs clearly posted, area broken into. And that’s in the story, so fine.

But the goal is to write the story (and edit it, oh you AP customer Chi Trib) as if you don’t give a shit.  Trouble is, you writers and editors find that preternaturally hard.

via Chicago Tribune

More mayhem in Chicago. CPD to put 1,200 extra officers on street for coming weekend.

Have we not heard this song before?

The move comes after another violent weekend, with 65 shootings, 18 of them fatal — including three children. “We’re all part of the city,” CPD Supt. David Brown said. “We can no longer turn a blind eye to the violence here.” [emphasis added]

We can’t? Blatant violation of “black lives matter” continues as usual. All who think the police are the problem, please respond.

via Chicago Sun-Times

Catholic priest among defenders of St Louis statue

Let us hear it for a smart, brave young man.

Fr. Stephen Schumacher, a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, was among the defenders of a prominent statue of the city’s namesake as protesters called for its removal Saturday.

Umar Lee, an organizer of the protests, said June 27 that the statue “is gonna come down,” reported Joel Currier of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “This guy right here represents hate and we’re trying to create a city of love. We’re trying to create a city where Black lives matter. We’re trying to create a city where there is no antisemitism or Islamophobia … this is not a symbol of our city in 2020.”

Fr. Schumacher, whose priestly ordination was in May 2019, addressed a shouting mob, attempting to inform them about St. Louis’ life, saying, “St. Louis was a man who willed to use his kingship to do good for his people.”

Meet [him] in St. [Looie, Looie]  — where a bold, principled priest can be found.

via CNA