Archiv: Police killing George Floyd / Minneapolis riots / protests in USA / social movement


09.07.2020 - 18:49 [ ReclaimTheNet.org ]

Twitter mob: College researcher forced to resign after study finding no racial bias in police shootings

And while 800 people supported a petition to fire him, more than 2,000 backed him with their signatures, including top academics such as Harvard’s Steven Pinker, as well as MSU professors who said there is “zero concrete evidence that Hsu has performed his duties as VP in an unfair or biased manner.”

“Therefore, removing Hsu from his post as VP would be to capitulate to rumor and character assassination,” the petition said.

09.07.2020 - 18:38 [ ReclaimTheNet.org ]

False online accusation resulted in a boycott, outrage and “terroristic” threats against venue business

Cuthbertson, in an effort to save his business from losing customers, requested the police give him a head’s up before they come so he could arrange his schedule for meeting potential customers accordingly.

Neither the policemen nor Cuthbertson had an issue with the arrangement.

But then, soon after, George Floyd’s death made national headlines and the issues of race and police brutality were forced into every part of society from news to entertainment.

A comment on a local Facebook page ended up twisting the facts and portrayed Cuthbertson as anti-cop, suggesting that he wouldn’t let cops on the property.

“This place refused to allow the Falls Township Police to sit at his outdoor picnic tables and eat their lunch. If you’re looking for a catering venue, don’t choose this one,” read the comment on a local Facebook page.

No sooner was the comment posted than he started receiving threats on phone calls with people hurling profanities at him.

09.07.2020 - 06:22 [ The Hill ]

Black Lives Matter, protesters add DC police to lawsuit over clearing of Lafayette Square

The ACLU and other civil rights groups filed a motion adding Police Chief Peter Newsham and other officers to the suit, alleging D.C. officers joined federal law enforcement agents in forcibly clearing the square ahead of President Trump’s photo-op outside of St. John’s Church.

05.07.2020 - 23:20 [ ABC7chicago.com ]

Protesters hit by car Seattle: 1 of 2 people struck on closed freeway dies

The driver, who was alone, fled the scene after hitting the protesters, Trooper Chase Van Cleave told The Associated Press. One of the other protesters got in a car and chased the driver for about a mile. He was able to stop him by pulling his car in front of the Jaguar, Van Cleave said.

Troopers arrived, and the driver was put in custody, Washington State Patrol Capt. Ron Mead said.

04.07.2020 - 13:53 [ Rev.com ]

Donald Trump Speech Transcript at Mount Rushmore 4th of July Event

One of their political weapons is cancel culture, driving people from their jobs, shaming dissenters, and demanding total submission from anyone who disagrees. This is the very definition of totalitarianism, and it is completely alien to our culture and to our values and it has absolutely no place in the United States of America.

This attack on our liberty, our magnificent liberty must be stopped and it will be stopped very quickly. We will expose this dangerous movement, protect our nation’s children from this radical assault, and preserve our beloved American way of life. In our schools, our newsrooms, even our corporate boardrooms, there is a new far-left fascism that demands absolute allegiance. If you do not speak its language, perform its rituals, recite its mantras, and follow its commandments, then you will be censored, banished, blacklisted, persecuted, and punished. It’s not going to happen to us.

04.07.2020 - 13:49 [ NPR.org ]

Trump Flouts Virus Rules, Warns Of ‚New Far-Left Fascism‘ In Speech Ahead Of July 4th

„They think the American people are weak and soft and submissive,“ he said. „But no, the American people are strong and proud, and they will not allow our country and all of its values, history and culture to be taken from them.“

In response, the crowd erupted in cheers of „USA! USA!“ and „Four more years!“

04.07.2020 - 13:31 [ TalkingPointsMemo.com ]

So…Why Hasn’t There Been A COVID Spike From The Protests?

(24.06.2020)

The problem with masks, Hassig said, is the psychological element.

She called it a “normative behavior” much like littering.

03.07.2020 - 17:28 [ The Hill ]

Oklahoma officers charged with second-degree murder after allegedly using Tasers more than 50 times on man

Two Oklahoma police officers have been charged with second-degree murder almost exactly one year after a July 4 incident in which they allegedly used Tasers on a man more than 50 times before he died.

03.07.2020 - 02:31 [ The Hill ]

Body camera footage shows park ranger shooting, killing unarmed visitor without provocation

The video, obtained by local news affiliate KOB4, shows National Park Ranger Robert Mitchell holding his Taser aimed at Charles Lorentz, who he had apparently stopped for driving at an unsafe speed near Carlsbad Caverns, a national park and popular tourist attraction.

27.06.2020 - 09:12 [ NPR.org ]

Minneapolis Council Moves To Defund Police, Establish ‚Holistic‘ Public Safety Force

Despite unanimous support Friday, the amendment faces a number of bureaucratic obstacles before voters can vote on it in November.

26.06.2020 - 09:44 [ ManchesterEveningNews.co.uk ]

RECAP: Reaction as Rebecca Long-Bailey sacked for tweeting ‚antisemitic‘ Maxine Peake interview

Salford MP Rebecca Long-Bailey has been sacked from the shadow cabinet after she tweeted a link to an interview with actress Maxine Peake.

The shadow education secretary was forced out of her job by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, who said the interview contained an ‚antisemitic conspiracy theory‘.

25.06.2020 - 22:31 [ ABC News / Youtube ]

Live Police Shooting of Philando Castile | Livestream Video [GRAPHIC CONTENT]

(7.7.2016)

The incident in Falcon Heights, a suburb of St. Paul, appeared to be partly documented in a Facebook Live recording posted by a woman in the car, who identified herself as the man’s girlfriend. The video, which was briefly removed from Facebook but later republished with a warning of graphic content, had as of Thursday morning been viewed close to 2 million times.

25.06.2020 - 22:28 [ MotherJones.com ]

“Are You Prepared to Kill Somebody?” A Day With One of America’s Most Popular Police Trainers

(February 2017)

Last summer, after a black man named Philando Castile was shot and killed during a traffic stop outside Minneapolis, it was revealed that two years earlier the officer, Jeronimo Yanez, had attended “The Bulletproof Warrior,” a two-day training taught by Grossman and his colleague Jim Glennon.

25.06.2020 - 21:28 [ Peoplesworld.org ]

Israeli forces trained cops in ‘restraint techniques’ at Minneapolis conference

(03.06.2020)

Neta Golan, co-founder of International Solidarity Movement (ISM), said: “When I saw the picture of killer cop Derek Chauvin murdering George Floyd by leaning in on his neck with his knee as he cried for help and other cops watched, I remembered noticing when many Israeli soldiers began using this technique of leaning in on our chest and necks when we were protesting in the West Bank sometime in 2006.

“They started twisting and breaking fingers in a particular way around the same time. It was clear they had undergone training for this. They continue to use these tactics—two of my friends have had their necks broken but luckily survived—and it is clear that they [Israel] share these methods when they train police forces abroad in ‘crowd control’ in the U.S. and other countries including Sudan and Brazil.”

25.06.2020 - 20:21 [ Haaretz ]

U.K. Labour Leader Sacks Education Spokeswoman for Sharing Article With ‚Antisemitic Conspiracy Theory‘

Long-Bailey had tweeted an Independent article written about British actress and anti-capitalist activist Maxine Peake writing „Maxine Peake is an absolute diamond.“

In the story, Peake alleges that „the tactics used by the police in America, kneeling on George Floyd’s neck, that was learnt from seminars with Israeli secret services.”

24.06.2020 - 13:22 [ theIntercept.com ]

Protests Propel Charles Booker in Close Kentucky Senate Race Against Establishment-Backed Amy McGrath

“A lot of y’all have been yelling out Breonna’s name,” Booker said from the stage. “She hung out with my cousin T.J., and when he was murdered, she was there. And her death, her killing, felt like losing him all over again. And we stood up in the streets because we had no other choice.”

Kentucky voters weren’t meant to have a choice. Not long after Amy McGrath pulled off an upset victory in her House Democratic primary in May 2018, her phone rang. It was Chuck Schumer, the Senate Democratic minority leader, with more than just congratulations. No matter how the general election goes, Schumer told McGrath, we want you to be our candidate for Senate against Mitch McConnell in 2020, according to a McGrath 2018 campaign aide.

23.06.2020 - 08:51 [ theHill.com ]

Protesters try to bring down statue of Andrew Jackson near White House

Protests in Washington, D.C., have remained peaceful for the past couple of weeks, and Monday night marked the first significant clashes between protesters and police since authorities used pepper spray to clear demonstrators from Lafayette Square earlier this month.

21.06.2020 - 10:21 [ Haaretz ]

Black Lives Matter in Israel? Sounds Like Science Fiction

Population and immigration department inspectors are bored and frustrated after the end of an eventful season of hunting humans. Instead of nighttime arrests and kidnappings, they currently bully asylum seekers to their hearts’ content at the registry office where they seek to extend their permits, which they are entitled to receive automatically.

The photographs shown last week on Channel 13’s Hamakor program couldn’t leave any viewer indifferent. They showed criminal, sadistic, mean bullying of weaker people on the part of low-level clerks, kings for a moment dishing out lowly racist treatment.

21.06.2020 - 08:45 [ TulsaWorld.com ]

President Trump tweets at ‚protesters, anarchists, agitators, looters or lowlifes‘ today before Tulsa rally

(20.06.2020)

President Trump tweeted this Friday morning, a day before his rally in Tulsa:

„Any protesters, anarchists, agitators, looters or lowlifes who are going to Oklahoma please understand, you will not be treated like you have been in New York, Seattle, or Minneapolis. It will be a much different scene!“

20.06.2020 - 05:04 [ The Hill ]

Colorado governor signs sweeping police reform bill ending qualified immunity, banning chokeholds

The bill also asks cops to report their colleagues for wrongdoing, and will make officers personally liable for up to $25,000 in damages if they violate someone’s civil rights.

20.06.2020 - 03:46 [ Common Dreams ]

Racial Justice and Transformative Social Change Demanded in Juneteenth Commemorations Across US

Tensions around race and policing in the U.S. exploded May 25 when George Floyd was killed by four Minneapolis police officers. The ongoing protest movement sparked by his death has transfixed the nation and led to a surging demand to transform how policing is done in the U.S. and to address the underlying racism and economic inequality that remains pervasive across the country.

20.06.2020 - 03:29 [ The Hill ]

Trump admin used drones, helicopters to surveil George Floyd protests in 15 cities

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) used helicopters, airplanes and drones in more than 15 cities to watch protests over the killing of George Floyd and obtained more than 270 hours of surveillance.

… It then sent footage back to control centers managed by Air and Marine Operations, a CBP branch, that was then made available to other federal and local agencies.

19.06.2020 - 22:46 [ WUSA9 / Youtube ]

LIVE: Juneteenth Washington DC commemoration rallies

Juneteenth commemorates the freedom for the last of enslaved populations in the remote location of Galveston, Texas — two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863.

Dozens of planned demonstrations throughout D.C. come in the wake of four weeks of protest over police brutality and George Floyd’s killing. Those coming to rally will mix the joy of the holiday with the passion for change.

We are bringing you live coverage from locations around Washington, D.C.

19.06.2020 - 03:37 [ The Hill ]

IG investigating Air National Guard’s use of recon planes to monitor protests

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), who flies RC-26s for the Wisconsin Air National Guard, has said that he flew a pair of night missions this month in Minneapolis in support of local law enforcement.

18.06.2020 - 16:38 [ LA Times ]

Editorial: Two Black men hanging from trees in Southern California? Leave no stone unturned investigating

The body of 24-year-old Robert Fuller was found June 10 in a tree near Palmdale City Hall. Officials quickly labeled it a suicide, but protesters to their credit immediately demanded a deeper investigation. So did Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger.

How likely is it that a man would hang himself from a tree? It is not unheard of, but it is hardly reassuring to note that two weeks earlier the body of 38-year-old Malcolm Harsch was found hanging from a tree in Victorville, a desert city at the opposite end of the storied Pearblossom Highway from Palmdale.

18.06.2020 - 16:31 [ @escapedmatrix / Twitter ]

Everyone meet Tony Timpa. He called 911 for help, and ended up on the ground being choked to death by Dallas police. We mainly hear about black people, but they’ll kill your white ass too. The officers laughed as Tony died.

(15.06.2020)

18.06.2020 - 16:28 [ edinburghnews.scotsman.com ]

What is excited delirium? The pseudo condition used to defend some cases of police brutality explained – and what happened to Tony Timpa

(10.06.2020)

With Black Lives Matter demonstrations pulling racial injustice and police brutality into sharp focus under horrifying circumstances, similar cases of excessive force from the past are being put under scrutiny once again

18.06.2020 - 06:58 [ Google News USA ]

protests, „no spike“

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18.06.2020 - 06:57 [ Wavy.com ]

Medical experts say protests violate social distancing guidelines. Why is there no spike in cases 2 weeks later?

While more than two weeks have passed, one health district director thinks it’s still too soon to draw conclusions on the effect large protests have on the number of coronavirus cases in Virginia.

17.06.2020 - 14:54 [ Washington Post ]

An officer was gunned down during protests. The killer was a ‘Boogaloo Boy’ using the peaceful marches as cover, feds say.

For a little over a week, the crime was a mystery. Was it tied to the protests just blocks away? Even after the suspected killer was dramatically caught in the nearby mountains eight days later, his motive was murky.

Now, federal authorities say the man, identified as Air Force Staff Sgt. Steven Carrillo, 32, was an adherent of the “Boogaloo Boys,” a growing online extremist movement that has sought to use peaceful protests against police brutality to spread fringe views and ignite a race war. Federal investigators allege that’s exactly what Carrillo was trying to do last month.

17.06.2020 - 13:14 [ The Hill ]

Facial recognition tools under fresh scrutiny amid police protests

The criticism of the programs is also reigniting congressional efforts to craft federal regulations for the technology.

16.06.2020 - 12:41 [ theGuardian.com ]

BLM ‚band of brothers‘ hope rescue of counter-protester sends message

When five friends decided to attend an anti-racism protest in London on Saturday, all they were hoping to do was to protect their younger allies from far-right thugs.

Forty-eight hours later, their heroism has created a defining image of the Black Lives Matter movement. They have won the praise of politicians, the adulation of social media, and the attention of newspaper front pages.

16.06.2020 - 12:35 [ Mark 1333 / Youtube ]

Black Lives Matter protests – black men rescues white opposite (UK) ITV & BBC News – 14th June 2025

Amid the violent protests in London yesterday, one image more than any others stood out and showed a ‚glimmer of hope‘, as a black man (Patrick Hutchinson) and others, rescued and protected a white opposing demonstrator who was injured. Patrick Hutchinson didn’t see colour, he just saw another human being in trouble and didn’t want him to die. See the footage and story here.

16.06.2020 - 12:06 [ CNN ]

Black Lives Matter protests across the US and world

A dispatcher and two 911 callers voiced concerns over officer use of force in Floyd’s death, according to dispatch recordings and transcripts released by the city’s police department.

The Fulton County District Attorney is weighing charges for both officers involved in the Rayshard Brooks shooting Friday. And Atlanta police have released the disciplinary records for the two officers.

16.06.2020 - 11:41 [ GoodNightProductions / Youtube ]

POWERFUL Bernie Sanders AD (Killer Mike Speech) – THE TIME IS NOW!

(31.01.2020)

16.06.2020 - 11:24 [ Fox News / Youtube ]

Tucker: Black Lives Matter is now a political party

(09.06.2020)

And it may be the strongest political party in the United States.

16.06.2020 - 08:34 [ the Daily Pennsylvanian ]

‘A fundamentally broken system’: Why protesters are calling to ‚defund the police‘

Defunding the police is largely understood to mean reallocating funds from police departments to other community resources. Some activists, however, are calling for police departments to be completely dismantled. Regardless, these calls to ‚defund the police‘ — which are supported by about one-third of Americans — involve reimagining the current policing system in the United States.

16.06.2020 - 05:55 [ theHill.com ]

Poll: 57 percent of voters support George Floyd protests

The survey found a wider divide along party lines, with 79 percent of Democrats approving and 65 percent of Republicans disapproving.

Fifty-four percent of independent voters said they approved of the protests.

15.06.2020 - 13:34 [ CNN ]

Journalist partially blinded while covering protests: There’s no way they could have mistaken me for anything but press

The final photos journalist Linda Tirado took around midnight on May 30, while covering the protests in Minneapolis, show what appears to be a police officer aiming a foam bullet gun right at her.
Shortly after, Tirado was hit in the face with a foam bullet, which broke the goggles she was wearing and left her permanently blind in one eye.

15.06.2020 - 08:27 [ New York Times ]

Coronavirus Live Updates: As Social Distancing Wanes, Cuomo Warns of Another Lockdown

Specifically, Mr. Cuomo said that bar patrons in Manhattan and the Hamptons on Long Island had been flouting the rules, and warned that if local officials did not crack down on such behavior the state could be forced to suspend re-opening plans.

“There is a very real possibility that we would roll back the reopening in those areas,” he said, adding that if people didn’t abide social distancing rules, including wearing masks, a second wave of infections was almost inevitable. “It will come. And once it comes, it’s too late.”

15.06.2020 - 08:16 [ NBCWashington.com ]

Dr. Fauci Expects Spike in Coronavirus Cases Due to Protests

(08.06.2020)

The percentage of positive coronavirus cases is declining across the D.C. area, but those numbers come amid a new warning from the nation’s top infectious disease expert on protests during the pandemic. News4’s Doreen Gentzler reports.

15.06.2020 - 08:08 [ Politico.com ]

Roughly 2 weeks after protests began, no spike in Covid-19

(12.06.2020)

About two weeks after protests began in New York City, several indicators tracking the spread of the coronavirus have yet to register a meaningful spike.

However, Mayor Bill de Blasio and health experts said Friday morning that they are waiting until the end of the month to draw any hard conclusions from the data.

15.06.2020 - 08:04 [ NBC29.com ]

Virginia News: Gov. Northam’s coronavirus briefing: no spike in COVID-19 cases, higher education guidelines, May revenue numbers

Speaking of the COVID-19 numbers in Virginia, Northam says so far the commonwealth has not seen a spike in COVID-19 cases. Northam also notes the number of coronavirus deaths has been deceasing over the last couple of weeks.

15.06.2020 - 08:02 [ BGR.com ]

Coronavirus cases are dropping in Minnesota despite protests over George Floyd’s murder

(11.06.2020)

Protests broke out around the country following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25th, but the state has yet to see a spike in coronavirus cases.
Public health experts were concerned that gatherings of protestors would lead to an increase in the infection rate, but Minnesota’s new cases are still on the decline.
In the meantime, Minnesota’s stay-at-home order expired, Memorial Day weekend happened, and bars and restaurants around the state reopened. And still no spike.

15.06.2020 - 07:54 [ LA Times ]

Thousands march in Hollywood for LGBTQ rights and racial justice

The march was organized by the Black Advisory Board, made up of Black LGBTQ+ leaders and organizations. On the event’s website, the board posted a statement announcing a protest “in direct response to racial injustice, systemic racism, and all forms of oppression.”

Some activists gathered around President Trump’s star on the Walk of Fame and demanded his removal from office because of his divisive rhetoric and insensitivity to racial justice issues.

15.06.2020 - 07:52 [ Washington Post ]

Thousands gather Sunday for prayer and protests in Washington

It was one of the largest faith-based events in the 17 days of protests that have consumed the nation’s capital since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis police custody in May, and it was the first big public event organized by black clergy. Organizers said that was because of extra caution in the African American community, which has been hit especially hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

14.06.2020 - 06:51 [ theStranger.com ]

Residents of CHAZ Respond to the President

(11.06.2020)

Our President thinks „ugly Anarchists“ and „Domestic Terrorists“ have taken over Capitol Hill. In case you somehow missed it, here are the tweets:

14.06.2020 - 05:52 [ Washington Post ]

Fox News removes manipulated images from coverage of Seattle protests

Fox removed the edited images in response to an article in the Seattle Times, telling the outlet in a statement, “We have replaced our photo illustration with the clearly delineated images of a gunman and a shattered storefront, both of which were taken this week in Seattle’s autonomous zone.” The image of the shattered storefront, however, was not captured this week in the autonomous zone.

14.06.2020 - 05:51 [ Seattle Times ]

Fox News runs digitally altered images in coverage of Seattle’s protests, Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

On Saturday, Fox apologized in an editor’s note posted to stories about CHAZ on its website, sayings its home-page photos “did not clearly delineate” the splicing together of multiple images from different locations. The editor’s note also acknowledged the erroneous use of the Minnesota rioting photo to illustrate Seattle news. “Fox News regrets these errors,” the note stated.

The network’s misleading and faked images were published as the Capitol Hill zone — quickly labeled CHAZ — became a political flashpoint for conservatives nationally and a target of tweets by President Donald Trump, who has branded the demonstrators “domestic terrorists” and threatened federal action unless local officials “take back” the area.

13.06.2020 - 22:33 [ France24 ]

Thousands rally in fresh Paris protest against racism and police brutality

Paris riot police fired tear gas Saturday to disperse a largely peaceful but unauthorized protest of police brutality and entrenched racism, as a wave of anger continued to sweep the world following the death of African American George Floyd.

13.06.2020 - 11:46 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

This is the issue w/ many “reforms”: yes, you can pass certain laws, but the problem is police *breaking the law.* Murder is already illegal, but the officers who killed Breonna Taylor STILL haven’t been arrested. Taking on that abuse of power often takes major political risk.

13.06.2020 - 11:42 [ Metro.us ]

New York City oversight bill to force police to detail surveillance tools

The Public Oversight of Surveillance Technology (POST) Act already has enough co-sponsors to win the two-thirds support needed to override veto from the mayor, who has opposed the bill.

13.06.2020 - 11:41 [ The Hill ]

The militarized policing they don’t want you to see

At this moment where police have exposed the degree of power that they possess and use to exert force on the American public, it has never been clearer that these surveillance technologies will also suppress dissent. They are just as powerful, and as dangerous as the military helicopters staring down protest crowds today. As lawmakers begin to demilitarize community officers, we must also restrict the excessive power that surveillance technologies give to police.

13.06.2020 - 09:02 [ CNN Newsroom / Twitter ]

„What’s happening is this incredible movement… [it’s] incredibly inspiring to the vast majority of American people. But it is also threatening to the right-wing and the reactionary agenda of Donald Trump.“ -Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant on Trump threatening protests

13.06.2020 - 07:49 [ Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Councilmember, Socialist Alternative / Twitter ]

The movement, led by a multi-racial community of youth, won a major victory, forcing Seattle police & the big business-backed establishment to leave East Precinct. The movement was undaunted in the face of horrific violence from Mayor Durkan’s police. Congratulations, solidarity!

13.06.2020 - 07:44 [ Associated Press / Youtube ]

Protesters march silently through Seattle streets

Protesters marched through Seattle in silence on Friday. The protest came on the same day that a U.S. judge has ordered Seattle police to temporarily stop using tear gas, pepper spray and flash-bang devices to break up peaceful protests. (June 12)

13.06.2020 - 06:08 [ Matt Taibbi ]

The American Press Is Destroying Itself

But police violence, and Trump’s daily assaults on the presidential competence standard, are only part of the disaster. On the other side of the political aisle, among self-described liberals, we’re watching an intellectual revolution. It feels liberating to say after years of tiptoeing around the fact, but the American left has lost its mind. It’s become a cowardly mob of upper-class social media addicts, Twitter Robespierres who move from discipline to discipline torching reputations and jobs with breathtaking casualness.

13.06.2020 - 03:22 [ theHill.com ]

Trump heads to West Point amid fresh military tensions

Former military officials have increasingly spoken out to rebuke Trump over his response to recent protests against the police-involved death of George Floyd and the president’s threat to dispatch active-duty troops to cities to quell violence and looting that accompanied some of the demonstrations.

In an extraordinary statement Thursday, the top U.S. general expressed regret for his involvement in Trump’s photo opportunity at St. John’s Episcopal Church earlier this month that followed an aggressive clearing of protesters.

13.06.2020 - 03:19 [ theHill.com ]

Pence says he didn’t accompany Trump to St. John’s ‚out of an abundance of caution‘

Vice presidents and presidents are sometimes encouraged to not be in the same location at the same time.

13.06.2020 - 03:17 [ theHill.com ]

Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op

(11.06.2020)

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley says he regrets his participation in President Trump’s photo opportunity outside St. John’s Church last week.

“I should not have been there,” Milley said during a recorded message aired at the graduation of the National Defense University on Thursday morning. “My presence in that moment and in that environment created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics.”

12.06.2020 - 06:22 [ diyatvusa / Youtube ]

Rep. Bobby Rush and Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot hold a joint press conference

(today)

12.06.2020 - 06:19 [ Chicago Tribune ]

Chicago police and city leaders defend handling of protests and looting as questions swirl over response some found lacking

(02.06.2020)

Questions came over the decision to largely seal off downtown, effectively forcing some of the protest action into outlying neighborhoods, and over what appeared at times to be an outnumbered police department’s choice to stand back as looting began.

Tribune reporters observed officers who had been deployed to hot spots to contain a situation keep their posts without engaging looters.

12.06.2020 - 06:15 [ MSNBC / Youtube ]

‘Cowards’: Rush Slams Chicago Police Caught Lounging In His Office Amid Looting | All In | MSNBC

Congressman Bobby Rush got word that his office in Chicago had been burglarized. But when he looked at the surveillance tape, he saw a group of up to 13 police officers, helping themselves to coffee, making popcorn, even napping in his office while nearby stores were being damaged and robbed amid protests. Aired on 6/11/2020.

12.06.2020 - 06:01 [ WGNTV.com ]

Video shows Chicago police ‘lounging’ in congressman’s burglarized office during looting, mayor says

Several Chicago police officers were captured on video relaxing inside the recently-burglarized office of Congressman Bobby Rush while nearby businesses were looted, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday.

Surveillance video taken inside the longtime congressman’s South Side campaign office in the early hours of June 1 shows a group of officers sitting, making popcorn and in one case napping, “while small businesses on the South Side were looted and burned,” Lightfoot said.

12.06.2020 - 05:56 [ theAppeal.org ]

Atlanta’s Mayor Wants $13 Million More For Police. Four Officers Were Just Fired For Using Excessive Force.

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has asked for the budget increase amid ongoing local and national reports of police violence against protesters.

12.06.2020 - 05:51 [ NPR.org ]

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser: ‚Not At All‘ Reconsidering Police Funding

The budget that you put out last month, in fact, calls for increasing funding for the police … Are you reconsidering your position in any way?

Not at all.

12.06.2020 - 04:32 [ theIntercept.com ]

As Calls to Defund the Police Grow Louder, Joe Biden Wants to Give Them More Money

As the force of the defund police movement has taken some by surprise, Biden has hardly been the only politician to seek to defend the status quo. Even his one-time rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, indicated in a recent interview that he objected calls to defund the police. “I think we want to redefine what police departments do, give them the support they need to make their jobs better defined,” said Sanders. “So I do believe that we need well-trained, well-educated, and well-paid professionals in police departments.”

That’s what officials have promised for years. P

12.06.2020 - 04:18 [ NBC News / Youtube ]

Nationwide Protests Prompt Changes In Movies, TV And Sports | NBC Nightly News

As nationwide protests condemn racial injustice, shows like Live PD and Cops have been canceled. Disney is under pressure to rename a theme park ride and NASCAR is banning the Confederate flag.

12.06.2020 - 04:04 [ NBC News ]

Louisville city council unanimously pass ‚Breonna’s Law‘ to ban no-knock warrants

The unanimously passed ordinance, which still needs to be approved by the mayor, bans any search warrant that does not require police to announce themselves and their purpose at the premises. It requires any Louisville Metro Police Department or Metro law enforcement to knock and wait a minimum of 15 seconds for a response.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer vowed to pass the ban as “soon as it hits my desk.”

12.06.2020 - 03:19 [ NBC News / Youtube ]

Troubling Divide Between Police Testimony And Some Incidents Caught On Video | NBC Nightly New

In some cases of police violence, including in the case of George Floyd, there is a disconnect between what officers say happened and what video evidence later shows. As the nation weighs police reform measures, former NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton says it should focus on the importance of telling the truth.

12.06.2020 - 03:00 [ New York Times ]

Live Updates on George Floyd Protests: Seattle Mayor Defies Trump

Seattle’s mayor defends protesters’ ‘autonomous zone’ from Trump’s ire.
Chicago police officers relaxed in a congressman’s office while looting and arson unfolded outside.
‘I should not have been there,’ General Milley says about the Trump photo op.
A march through Manhattan leaves a trail of symbolic blood.
Biden says Floyd’s death is having a bigger global impact than the King assassination.
In Dallas, Trump blasts critics of policing and blames ‘bad apples’ for brutality.
Federal arrests for protest violence show no sign of links to antifa.

11.06.2020 - 12:41 [ theHill.com ]

Amazon puts one-year moratorium on police use of its facial recognition technology

Amazon on Wednesday announced that it is placing a one-year moratorium on police use of its facial recognition technology, Rekognition.

„We’ve advocated that governments should put in place stronger regulations to govern the ethical use of facial recognition technology, and in recent days, Congress appears ready to take on this challenge,“ the company wrote in a blog post.

11.06.2020 - 12:40 [ theGuardian.com/ ]

After 15 stunning days of anti-racist protests … what happens next?

“Ladies and gentleman,” Cobb remarked. “This is what you call uncharted territory.”

Fifteen days and nights into this nationwide conflagration, the protests following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis are truly navigating the unknown.

11.06.2020 - 11:49 [ Forbes ]

Joe Biden Declares Definitively, „I Do Not Support Defunding Police“

During an interview Tuesday night, Biden said there is „absolutely“ systemic racism in law enforcement, arguing that he believes the problem exists „across the board.“

Yet, in an op-ed published Wednesday morning in The USA Today, Biden declared definitively, „I do not support defunding police.“

11.06.2020 - 08:54 [ CNN ]

Van Jones: It’s not the racists we have to worry about

(29.05.2020)

CNN’s Van Jones says that the black community is tired of hearing empty promises of change and that they should be more worried about „the White Liberal Hillary Clinton supporter“ than a white racist.

11.06.2020 - 08:51 [ Independent.co.uk ]

CNN commentator says black community should be more worried about ‘the white liberal Hillary Clinton supporter’ than white racists

(01.06.2020)

“It’s not the racist white person who is in the Ku Klux Klan that we have to worry about,” Mr Jones said.

“It’s the white, liberal Hillary Clinton supporter walking her dog in Central Park who would tell you right now, ‘Oh I don’t see race, race is no big deal to me, I see all people the same, I give to charities.’

“But the minute she sees a black man who she does not respect, or who she has a slight thought against, she weaponised race like she had been trained by the Aryan Nation.”

10.06.2020 - 23:48 [ The Hill ]

Democratic senators raise concerns over government surveillance of protests

„The federal government’s use of technology to identify each individual at a demonstration en masse has a chilling effect on all of our protected First Amendment activities,“ Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) wrote to Attorney General William Barr and Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf.

10.06.2020 - 11:16 [ Red Pill News / Youtube ]

WATCH: New York police chief accuses media of treating police like ANIMALS

New York Police Benevolent Association President Mike O’Meara speaks on June 9: “We all read in the paper all week that in the black community, mothers are worried about their children getting home from school without being killed by a cop. What world are we living in? That does not happen!”

10.06.2020 - 09:49 [ Prospect.org ]

‘My Name Is Nabilah Islam. It’s an American Name.’

(04.06.2020)

Two days before we spoke on May 31, Nabilah Islam had joined with protesters in Atlanta who were calling for an end to police violence and racist policing. Islam is running for Congress in Georgia’s Seventh District, which includes Gwinnett County near Atlanta. It’s an open seat, and the Democratic primary is June 9.

Islam, 30, said that she didn’t see any elected officials or candidates at the protest she attended. “I think it’s very important that we’re present with people on the ground,” she said. “I think the status quo isn’t working when a leading cause of death for young black men are police encounters in this country.”

10.06.2020 - 07:32 [ CBS News ]

George Floyd and Derek Chauvin „bumped heads“ while working at nightclub, former coworker says

The Floyd family says they believe what happened on May 25 was in part personal. Their lawyer has called for Chauvin to be charged with first-degree murder, „because we believe he knew who George Floyd was.“

„Is there any doubt in your mind that Derek Chauvin knew George Floyd?“ CBS News asked Pinney.

„No. He knew him,“ the coworker said.

10.06.2020 - 06:04 [ New York Times ]

Trump Falsely Targets Buffalo Protester, 75, as ‘Antifa Provocateur’

Mr. Trump’s tweet — none of it backed by fact — raced across the internet all day even as Mr. Gugino, 75, still lay in the hospital, recovering from the serious head wound he sustained on Thursday night when two Buffalo police officers shoved him to the ground at a demonstration marking the police killing of George Floyd.

10.06.2020 - 05:52 [ theGrayzone.com ]

Hong Kong’s ‘pro-democracy’ movement allies with far-right US politicians that seek to crush Black Lives Matter

As Dan Cohen reported for The Grayzone, Lai is a billionaire media tycoon widely referred to as the Rupert Murdoch of Asia who is a major financial and media backer of Hong Kong’s protest movement. In addition to pouring millions of dollars into Hong Kong’s opposition in recent years, the self-described “head of opposition media” and founder of the anti-government Apple Daily tabloid, has provided protesters with “unswervingly favorable coverage” according to The New York Times. Lai has received glowing coverage in US and Western media, with the oligarch often being praised as a “‘troublemaker’ with a clean conscience” who is “standing up to China.”

On June 2, Lai shared a video by Avi Yemini, a far-right YouTube personality and former Israeli army soldier, declaring that it was “bloody disgraceful” to liken the “riots in America” with Hong Kong’s protest movement.

09.06.2020 - 21:43 [ Kendall Taggart, investigative reporter @BuzzFeedNews / Twitter ]

Just now the New York State Senate officially passed the bill to repeal 50a — the 1970s law used to keep police disciplinary records secret. It’s hard to underscore just how unlikely this seemed only a few weeks ago

09.06.2020 - 21:37 [ New York Senate / Twitter ]

#NYSenate Bill S8496, sponsored by Senator @jamaaltbailey , passed 40-22 (unofficial). Relates to the disclosure of law enforcement disciplinary records; and to repeal section 50-a of the civil rights law relating thereto:

09.06.2020 - 21:34 [ Andrew *is tired of this* Nguyen / Twitter ]

„Defund the police? Impossible!“ they cried as they defunded education, healthcare, social security, welfare, planned parenthood, public transit…

09.06.2020 - 21:16 [ Jimmy Dore / Twitter ]

Democrats making clear that voting won’t help you.

09.06.2020 - 21:02 [ the Hill ]

Biden, Democrats seek to shut down calls to defund police

„No, I don’t support defunding the police. I support conditioning federal aid to police based on whether or not they meet certain basic standards of decency and honorableness,“ he said.

Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill were adopting a similar position.

09.06.2020 - 08:58 [ JacobSnakeUp / Youtube ]

Multi LIVE Protests USA 6/8/2020

Multiple first person LIVE streams at ground level of the USA protests

DISCLAIMER: These streams are gathered and compiled purely for historic documentation and educational purposes only! The world should see what is going on here in America. Here you go!

Houston,
Minneapolis,
Seattle,
Portland,
Denver,
Los Angeles,
Santa Monica,

09.06.2020 - 08:24 [ theAtlantic.com ]

America Is Giving Up on the Pandemic

After months of deserted public spaces and empty roads, Americans have returned to the streets. But they have come not for a joyous reopening to celebrate the country’s victory over the coronavirus. Instead, tens of thousands of people have ventured out to protest the killing of George Floyd by police.

Demonstrators have closely gathered all over the country, and in blocks-long crowds in large cities, singing and chanting and demanding justice.