The Scottish parliament has decided that Britain should embargo all exports of riot gear, tear gas and rubber bullets to the United States and its police agencies.
A successful motion, which was backed by 52 votes to 0 with 11 abstentions, says the parliament "stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and considers that the UK government must immediately suspend all export licences for tear gas, rubber bullets and riot gear to the US".52 to 0? That's crazy. 52 'yeas' to the United States being considered a racist state. 0 'nays.' Zero, nobody objecting to that designation. Maybe they should grab Trump's golf course and designate it as reparations to the families of every unarmed black killed at the hands of American cops.
Patrick Harvie, the Green MSP who proposed the successful amendment, said the "weapons of oppression", which the UK government has granted active export licences for, were being used by a "racist state" to "brutalise marginalise communities".