Cannon Hinnant

Have heard about Cannon Hinnant?

I’m trying to see whether one’s political leanings have an impact on whether one is likely to know about what happened to him.

22 thoughts on “Cannon Hinnant”

  1. I’ve heard of him. Since it’s an apparently straightforward case where the suspect was swiftly apprehended and will almost certainly be convicted, I’m not sure how much national attention the case needs.

    At the same time, I concede that if one detail were flipped around we’d be hearing about it non-stop.


    1. And right wing press is trying to make hay, saying there would be riots if, etc. But this wasn’t a case of police violence, right, it’s just a regular tragedy and the shooter has been apprehended? Are you trying to say that if the shooter had been white and the child black, and the shooter had been apprehended, there would have been riots about the child? Honestly, this kind of thing happens here. There are funeral parades.


  2. FANTASTIC NEWS! I am so happy!

    // Israel and the United Arab Emirates reach historic deal to normalize relations

    The United Arab Emirates has agreed to full diplomatic ties with Israel as part of a deal to halt the annexation of West Bank land sought by the Palestinians for their future state.

    The agreement makes it the first Gulf Arab state to do so and only the third Arab nation to have active diplomatic ties to Israel.

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      1. // I wonder why it happened now. What pushed the situation in this great direction?

        I do not know except what is written in the quote from the article I have just posted.

        Sounds like Trump’s and Netanyahu’s talks of West Bank annexation actually helped since they gave UAE an excuse to make our relations public and official on the condition Israel won’t do what we wouldn’t have done anyway. 🙂 🙂

        Had American president been less friendly to Israel, the agreement probably wouldn’t have been signed. Middle East respects only strength – shown both by Israel itself and by American support of us.

        Honestly, if Trump and Netanyahu could deliver another similar agreement, I would vote for both of them.


  3. Here is the article with the details. That’s also the best present for Netanyahu bedore the elections.

    // Israel, UAE reach agreement on full diplomatic ties
    Deal includes Israel scrapping West Bank annexation plans; Trump calls it ‘truly historic moment’ saying he expects ‘more Arab and Muslim countries will follow the United Arab Emirates’; White House says agreement was sealed in Thursday phone call between president, Netanyahu and crown prince

    For the UAE, home to skyscraper-studded Dubai and the rolling, oil-rich sand dunes of Abu Dhabi, it further burnishes its international campaign to be seen as a beacon of tolerance in the Middle East despite being governed by autocratic rulers.

    It also puts the UAE out first in a regional recognition race among neighboring Gulf Arab states.

    And for the Palestinians, who long have relied on Arab backing in their struggle for independence, the announcement marked both a win and setback.

    While Thursday’s deal halts Israeli annexation plans, the Palestinians have repeatedly urged Arab governments not to normalize relations with Israel until a peace agreement establishing an independent Palestinian state is reached.

    A joint statement from the U.S., the UAE and Israel was issued immediately after Trump’s tweet.

    It said delegations would meet in the coming weeks to sign deals on direct flights, security, telecommunications, energy, tourism and health care. The two countries also will partner on fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

    Among Arab nations, only Egypt and Jordan have active diplomatic ties with Israel.

    Egypt made a peace deal with Israel in 1979, followed by Jordan in 1994. Mauritania recognized Israel in 1999, but later ended relations in 2009 over the Israel’s Gaza war at the time.


    1. States have interests in the international system and can be induced to make peace with their enemies if it strengthens the state.

      The factional criminal gangs that hold the Palestinians in thrall understand that their personal power and $$$ interests would be weakened by the creation of a Palestinian state and therefore have no interest whatsoever in ever making peace with Israel.


  4. He was plastered all over my newsfeed. I’m annoyed that “my” news sources are trying to make it into some kind of racial issue, when it seems self-evident that drugs and/or mental illness were a primary factor. But at the same time, they are right: if the colors had been reversed, there would be riots.


  5. I saw the news about the boy’s shooting on Fox News last week. CNN and MSNBC didn’t mention the murder at all.


  6. 7 year old Aiyana Stanley-Jones, a black child, was killed, shot in her bed by a white police officer, who has not been charged. No riots.


    1. It was a decade ago, though. Conditions weren’t ripe for this iteration of neoliberal reform. It’s the same reason why nobody freaked out over SARS-COV-1 like we are over SARS-COV-2. Back then, we weren’t ready yet to accept that most of us were “wasted lives,” non-essential to neoliberalism. Now we are.


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