The police are the violence
George Floyd riots spiral out of control: Chaos in 25 cities from New York to LA as protesters torch cop cars, burn down buildings and clash with riot police on a fifth night of violence with hundreds of arrests and injuries Daily Mail
Curfews will be in effect Saturday evening in Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, Denver, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Columbus, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
No group, protestors or civilians, have been anywhere close to as violent and sadistic as the police have been tonight.pic.twitter.com/85p9E3zMps
— Gravel Institute (@GravelInstitute) May 31, 2020
The situation on the ground in Minneapolis & St. Paul has shifted & the response tonight will be different as a result. The coordinated @MNNationalGuard, @MnDPS_MSP, & law enforcement presence will triple in size to address a sophisticated network of urban warfare. #MACCMN
— MnDPS_DPS (@MnDPS_DPS) May 30, 2020
This is the moment Minneapolis Police fired on our CBS News crew with rubber bullets. As you can see, no protesters anywhere near us- we all were wearing credentials and had cameras out. Our sound engineer was hit in the arm. #cbsnews pic.twitter.com/UAy7HYhGnL
— Michael George (@MikeGeorgeCBS) May 31, 2020
No More Cop Unions The New Republic
Abolishing police unions should be part of the broader fight to defund, demilitarize, and ultimately dismantle the U.S. police force.
“We urge you to have the courage to do the right thing. Refuse activation orders.”
In 1968, LBJ's Kerner Commission reported that police officers were not "merely a spark factor" in the 1967 riots, but that in the cities they had come to symbolize "white power, white racism, and white oppression."/1https://t.co/XleToCbOJE
— Julian Zelizer (@julianzelizer) May 30, 2020
Racism kills more people than most of the diseases we learned about in medical school.
This is a public health emergency.
It’s time we start treating it as such. #JusticeForGeorge
— Jeremy Faust MD MS (@jeremyfaust) May 31, 2020
Think Coronavirus Caused The Crash? These Two Charts Beg To Differ econintersect.com
Planet of the Censoring Humans Matt Taibbi
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