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LAPD declared unlawful assembly after outbursts of violence at protest downtown; at least 1 officer hurt

(ktla.com)
LAPD seen trying to detain protesters after squad car windows smashed, officer attacked downtown https://… via

George Floyd Updates: Minneapolis Is Under Curfew as Protests Continue Nationwide

(nytimes.com)
Follow our live coverage of the protests across the U.S. via
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NYC Bus Drivers Union Refuses to Transport Protesters for the NYPD

(vice.com)
@berniebromanny MTA union has confirmed this is the official position of all bus drivers in the city: via

America’s Police Prepared for the Wrong Enemy

(foreignpolicy.com)
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
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Mark Zuckerberg silent as Trump uses Facebook and Instagram to threaten 'looting' will lead to 'shooting'

(cnn.com)
"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. via
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Unicorn Riot @UR_Ninja

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#LIVE: Minneapolis Responds To Police Murder of George Floyd via

Take Action — Brooklyn Community Bail Fund

(brooklynbailfund.org)
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

Their Minneapolis Restaurant Burned, but They Back the Protest

(nytimes.com)
“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.” via

The Case for Reparations

(theatlantic.com)
Now is a great time to read this if you never have. via

In Minneapolis, the Shocking Arrest of the Journalist Omar Jimenez Live on CNN

(newyorker.com)
i wrote about the arrest of omar jimenez, matrices of value, and why we should not rhapsodize about cnn via

BuzzFeed Staff Take Pay Cuts, Shared Workload to Stave Off More Coronavirus Furloughs

(thedailybeast.com)
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. via

Leaked posts show Facebook employees asking the company to remove Trump’s threat of violence

(theverge.com)
"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: via

Sheriffs' Association Secretly Waged "Information War" on #NoDAPL Movement - UNICORN RIOT

(unicornriot.ninja)
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. via

Their Minneapolis Restaurant Burned, but They Back the Protest

(nytimes.com)
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

I Nearly Went to Prison for Philando Castile. I Closed My Restaurant For George Floyd.

(bonappetit.com)
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." via
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S.F. Spent Estimated $500,000 on Unused RVs Meant for Homeless | San Francisco Public Press

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BREAKING: San Francisco spent an estimated $500,000 on RVs to house homeless residents during the pandemic. The city never used them. Full story: via
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Sybrina Fulton for Miami-Dade County Commission

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donate to her campaign via
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Brooklyn Community Bail Fund

(brooklynbailfund.org)
Friend just sent this to me “Cops getting ready for tonight”. via

We're Keeping A Running List Of Hoax And Misleading Posts About The Minneapolis Protests

(buzzfeednews.com)
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

Facial Recognition And License Plate Readers: Here Are The Surveillance Tools Used By The Minneapolis Police Department

(buzzfeednews.com)
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: via

Columbus DA candidate Mark Jones turns self in to police

(ajc.com)
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." via

As Streamers Spread Dangerous Conspiracy Theories, Twitch Does Little To Stop Them

(kotaku.com)
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

Customs and Border Protection Is Flying a Predator Drone Over Minneapolis

(vice.com)
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

‘Looting’ Comment From Trump Dates Back to Racial Unrest of the 1960s

(nytimes.com)
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

UK widens visa rights offer to almost 3m Hong Kong residents

(ft.com)
Wow - the UK is now offering a visa and a ‘path to citizenship’ to 3m Hong Kongers - almost half the population. via
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It Does Not Matter If You Are Good

(elle.com)
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. via

This Man Has Been In Prison For 50 Years & Is Now Battling Coronavirus

(refinery29.com)
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

Inside Kylie Jenner’s Web Of Lies—And Why She’s No Longer A Billionaire

(forbes.com)
Forbes alleges Kylie Jenner lied about revenue for her online cosmetics brand -- for years Not actually a billionaire via

Inside Kylie Jenner’s Web Of Lies—And Why She’s No Longer A Billionaire

(forbes.com)
Wow wow wowww via

17-Year-Old Girl Who Recorded George Floyd's Killing Says 'I Don’t Know How To Feel' - Blavity

(blavity.com)
"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

George Floyd protests spread nationwide: Live updates

(cnn.com)
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

CNN crew released from police custody after they were arrested live on air in Minneapolis

(amp.cnn.com)
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

ATU: George Floyd’s words a reminder of the racism and hatred yet to be overcome

(atu.org)
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

7 shot at Louisville protest over fatal police shooting

(apnews.com)
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