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The Voice Of Black America: Nelli Ruotsalainen

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First we laughed at the dummies who shut down an interstate in Boston, because #BlackLivesMatter except when they’re trying to get to work in the morning.

Then we stopped laughing when we heard about the ambulances that had to be diverted because of these idiots, including one containing an 83-year-old crash victim.

It’s okay to at least smirk at this, though. Richard Weir, Boston Herald:

Mayor Martin J. Walsh has fired a 25-year-old city youth worker after learning the Roxbury woman was among 11 protesters who chained themselves to 1,200-pound, concrete-filled barrels in Milton on Thursday, snarling morning rush-hour traffic and stalling at least two ambulances, the Herald has learned…

Nelli Ruotsalainen, a part-time youth communication specialist for the Boston Centers for Youth and Families, was noncooperative and “pled the Fifth” at her City Hall hearing yesterday, after which a Labor Relations committee recommended she be terminated, according to city officials…

Ruotsalainen, a Finland native, could not be reached for comment yesterday. She pleaded not guilty in Quincy District Court to seven charges: trespassing, throwing glass on a public way, willfully obstructing an emergency vehicle, conspiracy, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and throwing an object on a public way.

Here’s Nelli:


The head-tilt says it all. She cares. About the oppressed. A group she now joins.

Young Nelli and her fellow travelers* have every right to make their opinions known. They don’t have a right to block a highway and put people’s lives at risk. And, having now done so, they don’t have a right to their jobs.

Not that the latter could possibly be a problem for this winner:


But I don’t blame this kid. He doesn’t know any better. That’s just the world he grew up in. The world his Mommy and Daddy have kept him in. He’s down there right now, safe from all the bad people saying bad things about him.

I propose a toast: To the future of America!

(Hat tip: Michael Graham)

*Yes, that would be a great name for a ’90s soft-rock band.

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Jim Treacher