I was so so moved by this, so I’m sharing it pic.twitter.com/ahup1fOacw
— disco ric (@RicWilson) May 29, 2020
- The Minneapolis police didn’t tell the truth in their initial press release, claiming George Floyd, a Black man, resisted arrest. They also omitted that an officer pinned him to the ground by the neck for 9 minutes. (He was originally stopped for a nonviolent offense.)
- Two subsequent tapes put an end to those lies. Floyd could be heard on one video saying that his neck hurt and that he couldn’t breathe: “They’re going to kill me.”
- The police then treated protesters like insurgents instead of citizens rightfully protesting, using flashbangs, tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protests — which then became an insurgency.
“There’s simply more of them than us” Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said of the protesters.
Fox News hosts racist former detective Mark Fuhrman to analyze protests following George Floyd’s killing Media Matters for America
NYPD commandeered a city bus for prisoner transport. The driver steps off the bus and refuses to drive it. Crowd cheering. #Brooklyn #BarclaysCenter #BlackLivesMatter #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/4F9IZ3sfDI
— Chad Loder (@chadloder) May 30, 2020
It’s Bigger Than Buildings. America Is Burning Jeneé Osterheldt
We didn’t start the fire. America was founded by firestarters. The thieves of land who also stole people and raped and killed and brutalized their way into power. This country was built on the backs of Black folk it didn’t perceive as human and even today it tries to pillage our souls.
How the Supreme Court Lets Cops Get Away With Murder NYTimes editorial
The courts protected police abuses for years before George Floyd’s death. It’s time to rethink “qualified immunity.”
The departmental charges would be in connection with a May 2 incident in the East Village during which an officer sat on a man’s neck.
As the United States reckons with its decline, it should understand where its power came from in the first place.
2/2 Our US colleagued failed to answer legitimate questions of how their appeals to calm to protesters in #Minneapolis are coherent with the inciting of protesters in #HongKong. Why US denies #China’s right to restore peace & order in HK while brutally dispersing crowds at home?
— Dmitry Polyanskiy (@Dpol_un) May 29, 2020
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