Sunday, December 15, 2019

Does Jackson County Need Historical Social Justice Postscript?!?!

There are a great many problems at the Courthouse . . . This editorial covers one of the LEAST IMPORTANT threats to public BUT offers an important reminder about why the newspaper is going broke. We can only hope this is hidden behind the paywall:

Should Andrew Jackson's racist history be noted at two Jackson County courthouses?

Since 1934, a statue of Andrew Jackson has stood in front of the Jackson County Courthouse in downtown Kansas City. A small replica is outside the Truman Courthouse in Independence. fblocher@kcstar.com It troubles Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker that, on their way to seek justice in the downtown courthouse, victims, jurors and defendants alike pass the statue of a man who owned slaves and treated Native Americans as subhuman.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cleavers is so why not Jacksons?

Hyperblogal said...

I would say worrying about misspent drug tax money, faulty assessments, large settlements to individuals, and exorbitant staffing and salaries might just take precedence over this baloney.

Anonymous said...

Jackson wasn't so bad. Leftist law professor Michael Gerhardt testified at the impeachment hearing that whatever Trump has done is "worse than the "misconduct of any prior president." That must include Jackson's slavery and trail of tears, Wilson's forced segregation of the federal civil service, JBJ's Gulf of Tonkin lie, etc. Get Gerhardt on the phone to defend Old Hickory.

Or we could just rename the county after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and be done with the matter.

Anonymous said...

This politically correct movement can sometimes get a little annoying. Next they are going to rip pages out of the history books.

Anonymous said...

Teach kids context.

Anonymous said...

Already underway.

Anonymous said...

Maybe she should be more worried about how she doesn’t do her job instead something that was acceptable two hundred years ago. History will remember Petersucker for being the worst prosecutor evar in this country, she let murderers out on probation so they could murder again, as far as I’m concerned president Jackson treated blacks better than she evar has. #firepetersuckernow

Anonymous said...

I’d wager that there are few square miles of inhabitable land on the face of this planet over which some human beings were not, at some time or another in human history, killed in order to determine ownership of it. Only in modern times, and largely only in the West, is the prevailing belief that the best way to settle ownership of land is not through violence, but to allow noncitizen foreigners to make a legal petition for citizenship, which allows them to take part in the lawful acquirement of property in America through free exchanges of value, while enjoying the rights of citizenship and equal protections under the law.

White people are pussies.

Anonymous said...

Every nation on earth is presently on land that was once occupied by other people. That in no way justifies having open borders, and welcoming to the U.S. illegal aliens from Latin America, or anywhere else, who are culturally and linguistically very different from the the North American Indians anyway. This is just another scam to promote open borders in the U.S., which already has the most generous immigration policy in the world, admitting about one million immigrants legally every year. So people who enter the country illegally can now get free health care and all kinds of other benefits the day they sneak in. And the Democrats may soon have a permanent majority because they promise the most free stuff. If people are caught trying to enter most countries illegally, without a passport, they are either immediately deported or given prison time, and then deported. But the U.S., Canada, and Europe are criticized as being oppressive while they spend billions and billions supporting illegals. If we are so terrible, why do they want to come here? It’s time for sane, rational immigration policies. It is the right of any sovereign nation to protect its people and its borders. You decide who enters your home, not random strangers who would just like to enter to benefit from what you have worked for. Our nation is our home. If we stop thinking of it that way it will cease to be a nation.

Anonymous said...

The Spanish were heavily involved in settling what's now Mexico, and Mexico is part of North America. Remember that Mexico was once just part of a vast area that was known as the Viceroyalty of New Spain.

This is important to realize because it illustrates how Mexico, like the US, is a EUROPEAN creation. In other words, it's ridiculous to say that the US belongs to the Mexicans when, based on this way of thinking, Mexico belongs to the Aztecs.

Anonymous said...

Most people don’t realize that there were Native American slave owners. The Smithsonian Magazine has a great piece on inconvenient truths about The Trail of Tears. Cherokee Chiefs owned plantations and oversaw hundreds of slaves. So I guess the descendants of the black slave owners cannot be entitled to any reparations and could even be considered white supremacists.

Anonymous said...

The socialist/communist left continues to deprecate America and its history.
The founding fathers were flawed, therefore their constitution and bill of rights are flawed and must be modernized to benefit the state and the greater good of society.
Freedom of speech has to be diminished to protect snowflakes from hearing anything that makes them uncomfortable.
The Star and Perfesser Trotsky Kraske agree.

chuck said...

This land was "stolen" from the dinosaurs by Asian/Native Americans. Those poor Lizard/Victims got T Rexxed up the ass by the many Illegal Immigrants who, with bows and arrows shot and killed every last dinosaur. THAT"S why we can't have anything nice!

Fred, Barney and Wilma were the first Europeans to come to America and they assimilated with the Native American Dinosaurs. White people only fought with Indians like Sharice Davids when she and other Comanches started running Dinosaurs over cliffs like buffalo and then made them into boots that they sold to the Mexicans that came over to South America with Hernando Cortez and pillaged the fuck out of the Incas, Aztecs

(Who by the way, were the very first North American Cardiologists - they were very adept at removing hearts while still beating, but still working on getting them back into the chest cavity)

and Mayans.

White Europeans were trying to save the dinosaurs.

Anonymous said...

TOP PHOTO -- SCHULTE CLEANS UP AT COUNTY

Every work day, Troy dons coveralls and hip boots before wading into the Jackson County cesspool!!!

Anonymous said...

That’s funny as hell chuck, thanks for the laugh!

Anonymous said...

Poor Petersucker can’t do her job because of a statue, that explains everything now, now history will know why she gave probation to the murderous blacks.

Anonymous said...

Be sure to include that he was instrumental in forming the democrat party.

Anonymous said...


Should the statue of Richard Hatcher be taken down because he was praised by Louis Farrakhan and because he caused white flight and poverty in Gary IN?
This thing can go both ways!!!!

Anonymous said...

Take a close look at Andrew Jackson's face at the Downtown Courthouse and you'll soon notice someone's pumped a couple slugs in Old Hickory's face.