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The Monday Politics Thread Disputes the Term “Concentration Camp”

Or rather, disputes the dispute, because screw that shit, they’re goddamn concentration camps.

The Salt Lake Tribune’s editorial board on Saturday came to the defense of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), arguing it’s correct to call the Trump administration’s migrant detention facilities “concentration camps.”
“They are not work camps. They are not death camps. At least, not on purpose,” the board wrote. “Our government is not building massive gas chambers and industrial crematoria. It is not conducting sick medical experiments on members of an unfavored class.”
“But that does not mean that the places into which we are herding tens of thousands of migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers are not properly called concentration camps. Because that is precisely what they are,” the board added.

In other news, Buttigieg held a town hall meeting after a cop shot and killed a black suspect.  As you would think, it didn’t go too well.

Buttigieg was solemn, somber and circumspect as he tried to explain the procedures of how officials will review the shooting, while saying that he didn’t want to prejudice the investigation. He also said he would ask the Justice Department to review the case and for an independent prosecutor to decide whether to prosecute.

“We’ve taken a lot of steps, but they clearly haven’t been enough,” said Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind.

The largely black audience of hundreds was having none of it. “We don’t trust you!” a woman hollered at the mayor.

He’ll wrap up the black vote for sure after this stellar showing.

It’s Monday, and everything still pretty much sucks.