Me getting shot is a manifestation of Trump’s and Milo’s violent ideology.
I refuse not to recognize these people as people, because I refuse to be like them.
April 4, 2017
‘I refuse to be like them’: why the man shot while protesting Milo Yiannopoulos doesn’t want revenge
[This is the guy who was shot at the University of Washington while “protesting” (preventing people from attending) a speech by Milo Yiannopoulos on Inauguration Day. The article is extremely sympathetic to Dukes. For example:
Dukes says that he attempted only to “peacefully de-escalate” conflict.
Then, he was shot.
Both Sasha and Dukes are angry with the Hokoanas, who they believe acted with unjustifiable carelessness by bringing a gun to a protest and allegedly firing into a crowd of people.
I looked around for a bit more information to see what the police investigation came up with in regards to the shooting. It has been widely believed that Marc Hokoana shot Dukes, but it was Marc’s wife, Elizabeth Hokoana, who shot Dukes.
Dukes was an early opponent of Yiannopoulos’ appearance at UW and worked to organize resistance among a number of groups. He was “in the crowd of protesters in a physical altercation” when he was shot in the stomach about 8:25 p.m., the affidavit says.
UW detectives, along with a private technician, have been examining videos of the incident from various sources.
Analysis of video appeared to show Marc Hokoana turning away from Dukes while his wife’s arms were in an extended position, the second law-enforcement source said.
Gordon said the video shows Marc Hokoana in a “position of retreating” and Dukes in a “position of advancing.”
Yet, in the comments of the article which strongly suggests it was a legitimate case of self-defense, we have people saying really twisted things like:
I’m just watching the far right blame a shooting victim for his attempted murder.
The warped sense of reality by Dukes I can sort of understand. It is difficult for many people to admit they made a serious mistake. He wants to continue believing he is a good person. But the commenter? This is after Washington State law on self-defense is quoted for everyone’s benefit.
These people may not be a different species, but they seem to be in a different reality.—Joe]