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August 12th, 2020 - 4:49 pm § in Racism

L.A. BLM leader “swatted”

Los Angeles police say they’re “investigating a possible swatting incident after heavily armed officers were called to the home of a prominent Black Lives Matter activist” on Wednesday morning, Aug. 12, 2020, CNN reported. The cops said they responded to a call that the family was [...]

August 11th, 2020 - 10:38 pm § in Racism

Klansman gets 6 years for plowing into protesters

A Virginia Klan leader and “propagandist for Confederate ideology” who revved his engine before plowing into BLM protesters, then reportedly boasted, “they scattered like cockroaches. It’s kind of funny if you ask me,” got 6 years in prison on misdemeanor charges of assault[...]

August 8th, 2020 - 3:34 pm § in Racism

BLM protesters don’t erase little girls’ chalk art, but “all lives matter” vigilantes do

Her name is Zhuri, she’s 3 years old, and draws “Black Lives Matter” in chalk, on the sidewalk in front of her mom’s home. Then along comes “Jim” with a bucket of water and erases “Black” every time she does. Or did until neighbors intervened. Read sto[...]

August 3rd, 2020 - 3:39 pm § in America, Racism

Why the cops killed George Floyd

By now everyone has seen, or heard about, the video of accused police officer Derek Chauvin choking George Floyd to death while two other cops held Floyd down and another stood by fending off horrified onlookers; and to almost everyone watching that video, it looked like an act of murder. That video[...]

August 3rd, 2020 - 2:31 pm § in Politics, Racism

Can Kaepernick sue for this?

It’s not a question of whether or not you agree with him; it’s an unauthorized and inappropriate use of a person’s name. That’s usually actionable. It also may be libelous by portraying him as a terrorist, enemy combatant, or criminal suspect. From a broader perspective, if t[...]

July 31st, 2020 - 5:01 pm § in America, Racism

Vallejo cops celebrated killings with BBQs and bent badges

Cops in Vallejo, California, involved in officer-involved shootings were initiated into a secret clique whose members celebrated the killings with backyard barbecues and by bending the tips of their star-shaped badges, a practice similar to notching a gun stock, according to a 19-year veteran of the[...]

July 31st, 2020 - 2:58 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Politics, Racism

Trump lobbies GOP senator on base names

A Washington D.C. diner recorded a conversation between Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) and President Trump in which the senator promised to help Trump prevent the renaming of military bases bearing Confederate names. Read that story here. Congress has already passed a Defense Authorization Act containing [...]

July 28th, 2020 - 11:34 am § in Racism

Police identify “umbrella man” breaking windows in Minneapolis rioting

They haven’t released his name to the public yet, pending filing of charges, but believe the 32-year-old suspect is a member of Hell’s Angels and Aryan Cowboys, a white supremacist prison gang, and was “seeking to incite racial tension,” the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.[...]

July 27th, 2020 - 3:33 pm § in Donald Trump, Racism

Trump refuses to pay respects to Rep. John Lewis at rotunda

The casket of Rep. John Lewis is in the Capitol rotunda, where he is lying in state, in tribute to the civil rights icon. Many are paying their respects. But one is not. “No, I won’t be going, no,” Trump told reporters when asked if he planned to attend. Read story here. Lewis became a [&helli[...]

July 26th, 2020 - 2:47 pm § in Racism

About that Austin protest shooting

There was another night of raucous and sometimes-violent protests on Saturday, July 25, 2020; and in Austin, Texas, a motorist shot an armed protester to death. NBC News reports, “A protester who apparently was armed with a rifle at a demonstration against police violence in the Texas capital[...]