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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[...]

July 29th, 2020 - 6:36 pm § in Misc.

Sheriff threatens to stop taking calls from public library over its support for Black Lives Matter

“A Nevada sheriff told a local library system not to bother calling 911 after it expressed support for the Black Lives Matter movement,” CNN reported on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. “That message came from Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley … a day before the county’s pub[...]

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 - 3:20 pm § in Misc.

Jeep drives through protesters at high speed

You don’t have a right to kill people just because they’re blocking a street or highway.[...]

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[...]

July 25th, 2020 - 12:31 pm § in America, Racism

When ‘gun rights’ lead to private armies

Armed racists faced off against armed black militants in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Shots were fired and three people were wounded. Read story here. Well, the Second Amendment does contemplate “well regulated militias,” although I’m not sure how well-regulate[...]

July 23rd, 2020 - 12:43 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Trump’s DHS secretary accuses Portland mayor of “legitimizing” violence

“Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler was tear-gassed by federal agents,” Wednesday night, July 22, 2020, “as he spoke to a group of protesters next to a federal courthouse,” CBS News reported. Wheeler is a Democrat. The following morning, appearing on “CBS This Morning,” C[...]

June 14th, 2020 - 7:33 pm § in Racism

He was shot in the back

Rayshard Brooks was shot twice in the back Friday night, and on Sunday the Fulton County, Georgia, district attorney said the police officer who shot him, who was fired Saturday, likely will be charged with murder. Read story here. The killing of Brooks drew an angry crowd to the Wendy’s resta[...]