LAPD seen trying to detain protesters after squad car windows smashed, officer attacked downtown https://… — via
Follow our live coverage of the protests across the U.S. — via
@berniebromanny MTA union has confirmed this is the official position of all bus drivers in the city: — via
I read this wonderful thing by @MykeCole 3 weeks ago about the consent required by a populace to *be* policed. When that fails, it is not a failure of the people. — via
"If anyone, including a politician, is saying things that can cause, that is calling for violence or could risk imminent physical harm.... we will take that content down."
Zuckerberg told @AOC a few months ago.
#LIVE: Minneapolis Responds To Police Murder of George Floyd — via
Policing is rooted in racism and white supremacy. It is designed to reinforce and perpetuate oppression, racism, violence, and death. But it can be dismantled, defunded, abolished. Tell @NYCMayor to #DefundThePolice and #InvestInCommunities: — via
“We grew up in a traumatic police state, so I am familiar with this type of situation,” Ruhel Islam of the Gandhi Mahal restaurant in Minneapolis said. “We can rebuild a building, but we cannot rebuild a human.”
Now is a great time to read this if you never have. — via
i wrote about the arrest of omar jimenez, matrices of value, and why we should not rhapsodize about cnn — via
BuzzFeed News is implementing a workshare program proposed by the company's union to avoid furloughs. Starting next month and going until the end of the year, union staff are taking a 20% paycut and 20% reduction in hours.
"If we fail the test case here, history will not judge us kindly."
Facebook employees push back against the company's decision to leave up a post Twitter judged was an incitement to violence, by @realDonaldTrump:
Brutal police tactics used at Standing Rock are now being farmed out as a model for other agencies dealing with mass protests.
We obtained full recording of @NationalSheriff strategy seminar on this - officers told to hide badges to avoid accountability.
A beloved Minneapolis restaurant was severely damaged in the uprisings following the death of George Floyd. But the owner knows he will persevere. “Let my building burn,” he said. “Justice needs to be served.” — via
Please read Louis Hunter, owner of the Minneapolis restaurant, Trio, on last night's protests, and what justice for the Black community means to him.
"We have no peace," he says. "All we want is to be treated like humans."
BREAKING: San Francisco spent an estimated $500,000 on RVs to house homeless residents during the pandemic.
The city never used them.
Friend just sent this to me “Cops getting ready for tonight”. — via
Here's our running post about the hoaxes and misleading content about the #GeorgeFloydprotest. Flag @JaneLytv or I if you see something for us to look into. — via
Lots of people have been wondering what kinds of surveillance tools could be used on protesters demonstrating against police brutality.
Here's a guide to the surveillance tech that's been used in and around Minneapolis:
A wild situation in Georgia.
The challenger to a DA has been arrested two weeks from election day, & may face FELONY charges, alongside 2 other people, due to a campaign video that featured a car being driven "dangerously."
after dr disrespect received no public punishment for spreading dangerous coronavirus conspiracy theories, I decided to investigate twitch's larger response to the issue of misinformation. I found that it doesn't really have one — via
New: Customs and Border Protection is flying a Predator drone over Minneapolis. Verified with multiple pieces of info that this is indeed a Predator drone — via
The phrase President Trump tweeted — “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” — was first used by Miami police chief Walter Headley in the 1960s, when he sent officers with shotguns and dogs to patrol black neighborhoods. “This is war,” Headley said. — via
Wow - the UK is now offering a visa and a ‘path to citizenship’ to 3m Hong Kongers - almost half the population. — via
You learn that there will be moments, random and unbidden, where to save your life you must convince a stranger that you are in some amorphous way good. And at the same time you learn that it probably will not make a difference.
Jalil Muntaqim, an elderly former Black Panther, has been in prison for nearly 50 years. He was granted temporary release last month, then denied. Now sick with COVID in the hospital but his prison sentence remains. I wrote about it for @Refinery29. — via
Forbes alleges Kylie Jenner lied about revenue for her online cosmetics brand -- for years
Not actually a billionaire
"I watched this man die. I was the one that was recording the whole thing. I've seen him die," Frazier said through tears.” — via
A black latino CNN reporter was arrested. His white colleague was not.
"I was treated much differently than [@OmarJimenez] was. I'm sitting here talking to the National Guard ... They're asking politely to move here and there.” — CNN‘s @joshscampbell. — via
Not sure which is more chilling: this live video of MN state police arresting a CNN crew during a live shoot where they clearly, calmly, repeatedly identify themselves, or the tweet where @MnDPS_MSP lies about it: — via
Strong statement from transit workers union condemning racist violence and reminding members they have the right to refuse to transport arrestees or police, saying "This is a misuse of public transit." — via
At least seven people were shot as protesters in Louisville demonstrated against the killing of Breonna Taylor, a black woman fatally shot by police in her home in March. — via