Rachel Maddow reports on how the Pope has come to the US as part of a tour. The gay community in Uganda are hoping that this part of the tour will make the Pope more tolerant towards them. Ted Cruz was also a part of a conference that included extremists who cited the Bible as justifying executing homosexuals and abortion doctors. The Cruz campaign had no comment when asked about their relations to the extremist groups.
In my opinion, I do not think that a presidential candidate should be affiliated with extremist groups, such as the group that Rachel Maddow was talking about. The president, after all, shouldn’t have a mindset of wanting to kill his/her own country’s citizens. This will just influence violence and chaos within the country, which is something that nobody would want. I think that the president should not be affiliated with religions or groups, just so that the president will be more impartial and make better executive orders.
However, this would be impossible, because a presidential candidate will always belong to a political group which always includes a set of ideals and beliefs. There was a police shooting which Rachel Maddow reports on. This shooting occurred over a year ago, and first degree murder charges are finally being announced. The officer fired over 16 bullets into the victim, who was called Laquan McDonald. In the video clip, the victim was just walking around police cars, and he had a knife in one of his hand.
He was not talking to anyone; he was just walking, which provoked one of the officers to empty 16 bullets into him. Furthermore, there was a mostly peaceful protest for him (good thing not a riot), which was good. This shows another event of police brutality, in which a police officer completely kills a person who was unthreatening. Not only that, he shot 16 bullets, which shows his unjustifiable hatred.