Yesterday, last year or medieval?

Aram James a retired public defender and also an activist in our community – – a former Gunn football player from the 1960s, who, also as much as anyone else avidly followed my three attempts at running for city council, sent me a video.
The video is dated June 19; some people call it Juneteenth.
The first thing I noticed is that officer reifschnider, who I’ve met, reminds me of a weird cross between Jack Webb in Dragnet and Rod Serling In the twilight zone.
I’ve never heard of the genre of Orwellian spin doctor of torture videos paid for by the tax payers.
Ironically the events take place at “ happy donuts”.

they try to explain why the surveillance camera goes in and out although to me it looks like it was deliberately deleting incriminating parts.  It’s hard not to be cynical and believe that our tax dollars have bred a bunch of liars. In our name, they do this.
with black lives matter there’s a lot of talk about race these days but I’ve also felt that class is an issue.  The man in the red shirt our neighbor, I would say I’m guessing he’s relatively poor more than he is or isn’t Jewish is or isn’t white is or isn’t black is or isn’t Latino. He’s X-x. He’s ACTG. He is our neighbor he is a citizen and fellow human being he looks like a kid.
It’s hard not to think of George Floyd: how much longer will they force his face or his chest into the floor or the steel bars? Will he keep talking or will he expire before our eyes?  Will they kill him? Will we kill him? Will we kill ourselves?

The red shirt actually says Stanford medicine —are they a sponsor of the video?

My immediate reaction was to forward this to Ten of  my friends and briefly say will you comment?

Mark Weiss

in Palo Alto

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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