Dreaming of Justice for Trump: Homicide, Genocide & Crimes Against Humanity

It stuns me that you can kill hundreds of thousands of people and face no consequences for these crimes against humanity.  As I was witnessing, along with other Americans, the crude and heartless response of Donald Trump to coronavirus, I wondered if we might see some attempt at justice.  I waited for an outcry for justice by Americans, and when none came, I figured maybe we were too enmeshed in death, grief and the on-going struggle with coronavirus variants.

So it caught my eye, and struck me as appropriate, when I saw this article about a congressional panel in Brazil planning to charge its president with homicide, genocide and crimes against humanity.  Notions of logic and justice returned to my world.

Americans have a hard time holding leaders accountable for their crimes, especially, it seems, when it comes to the twice-impeached former president.  The January 6th commission is laboring its way through its processes, and there have been murmurs of D.A.s in New York and Georgia investigating the potential of charging this man with various crimes – but no arrest.

Where is the inquiry into Trump’s handling of the coronavirus?  What will be done about that?  In this sense, it seems, Brazil is light-years ahead of the U.S.  #ChargeTrump  — LMO

“A long-awaited report from a panel of Brazilian senators concludes that Jair Bolsonaro purposely let the coronavirus kill Brazilians in a failed bid for herd immunity…

“A long-awaited report from a panel of Brazilian senators concludes that Jair Bolsonaro purposely let the coronavirus kill Brazilians in a failed bid for herd immunity…”

“A Brazilian congressional panel is set to recommend mass homicide charges against President Jair Bolsonaro, asserting that he intentionally let the coronavirus rip through the country and kill hundreds of thousands in a failed bid to achieve herd immunity and revive Latin America’s largest economy…

“A report from the congressional panel’s investigation…also recommends criminal charges against 69 other people, including three of Mr. Bolsonaro’s sons and numerous current and former government officials…

“It is at best uncertain whether the report from the 11-member panel — seven of them opponents of Mr. Bolsonaro — will lead to any actual criminal charges, given the political realities of the country…

“The extraordinary accusations appear in a nearly 1,200-page report that effectively blames Mr. Bolsonaro’s policies for the deaths of more than 300,000 Brazilians, half of the nation’s coronavirus death toll, and urges the Brazilian authorities to imprison the president, according to the excerpts from the report and interviews with two of the committee’s senators.

“From the outset of the pandemic, Mr. Bolsonaro has gone out of his way to minimize the threat of the virus. As countries around the world locked down, and his own people began filling hospitals, he encouraged mass gatherings and discouraged masks. An avowed vaccine skeptic, he lashed out at any who dared criticize him as irresponsible…

“Those actions, the report argued, amounted to mass homicide…

“The report’s findings culminate a six-month investigation by a special Covid-19 Senate committee that held more than 50 hearings. They became must-see television in Brazil, featuring testimony about bribery schemes and disinformation operations. One lawmaker wore a bulletproof vest to testify that some vaccine purchases included kickbacks…

“Written by a small group of senators after a wide-ranging investigation, the report also accuses Mr. Bolsonaro of ‘genocide’ against Indigenous groups in the Amazon, where the virus decimated populations for months after hospitals there ran out of oxygen. Those allegations are unlikely to gain traction with Brazilian prosecutors, according to legal experts, and seem certain to further divide an already fractured nation.

“In addition to the homicide and genocide charges, the report recommends nine additional charges against Mr. Bolsonaro, including forging documents and ‘crimes against humanity…’

“If the report is approved, Brazil’s attorney general will have 30 days to decide whether to pursue criminal charges against Mr. Bolsonaro and the others named in the report. Brazil’s lower house in Congress would also have to approve charges against Mr. Bolsonaro. Mr. De Souza said that outcome was unlikely: Mr. Bolsonaro appointed the attorney general, who remains his supporter, and his supporters control the lower house…

“Mr. Calheiros said that if the attorney general did not pursue charges against the president, the senate committee would seek other potential legal avenues, including in Brazil’s Supreme Court and the International Criminal Court in The Hague.”  — Jack Nicas | The New York Times

“…if the attorney general did not pursue charges against the president, the senate committee would seek other potential legal avenues, including in Brazil’s Supreme Court and the International Criminal Court in The Hague.”


Published by Loga Michelle Odom @Odomanian

Founder/Host, Reading Changes Lives; Senior Producer, OUR COMMON GROUND Media / TruthWorks Network / If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny

2 thoughts on “Dreaming of Justice for Trump: Homicide, Genocide & Crimes Against Humanity

  1. With all due respect, your TDS is clouding your ability to reason. As of 6 October this year more Americans have died of COVID than in 2020 when Trump was president. Both presidents during COV’ID have pushed for people to take the vaccines but the vaccines were only available at the end of 2020 so Biden has had a very distinct advantage for those of you who sickly track this type of statistic. In other words, your guy is responsible for MORE deaths than president Trump. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, maybe it will help you with your infliction.

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