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1/ Want to build peace & prevent violence? See "A Civic Refresher with the National Guard" A discussion guide on community safeguarding. docs.google.com/document/d/1Hpโ€ฆ @dpeyre & I have decades of experience in #civmil . Attn #Portland #Chicago #Louisville #Austin #DC #RuleOfLaw
2/ Convene an educational event about use of force, command and control and the law.
docs.google.com/document/d/1Hpโ€ฆ Attn: @lawfareblog @BrennanCenter @QuincyInst @ProjectLincoln @NiskanenCenter
3/Invite local leaders, including a Member Congress and the state National Guard
docs.google.com/document/d/1Hpโ€ฆ Attn: @RepMaxRose @RepDebHaaland @RepCheri
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#AUSTIN / #CHINA Connections
Austin Council Member @JimmyFlannigan's trip to Hong Kong - July 2019
@SecPompeo ๐Ÿ‘€
#Austin #CityCouncil
2. Jimmy Flannigan w the General Consul from China in Houston, Lin Qiangmin -
March 2019
4. More from July 2019 trip
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Kicking off #darecapitaldialogs a bit late with @keystonebankngโ€™s fearless leader, Jeff Wilkinson. Weโ€™re talking about community banksโ€™ role in #covid19 recovery - come join on the livestream

My notes below.....โฌ‡๏ธ
Customers want to work with a local bank, but they want the heavyweight expertise. @keystonebankng excels at punching above their weight class ๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿป #darecapitaldialogs
Good bank culture is about openness - what can we do to solve customersโ€™ problems? Positive mindset key. All ideas welcome. @keystonebankng #darecapitaldialogs
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"The End the Policing" is a book by Alex Vitale. This is where @chrisharris101 and others in #Austin and elsewhere get their OUTLANDISH ideas from.
The theories are not new. They were tried before and led to the HIGHEST violent crime rates in the 90's.
WHY would we allow 30 years of EFFECTIVE policing go down the drain to return to that?
#BackTheBlue
All of these departments have been taken over by ACTIVISTS who have had an underlying agenda.
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1. @austintexasgov Proposed Budget calls for a 3.5% increase in property taxes, but over $11 million dollars in cuts to #Austin Police.

From @AutulloAAS, Statesman
2. Last years budget was
$440 million
just 10% of the OVERALL City budget of $4.2 BILLION
3. These were demands made by rioters in #Austin, in other words, extortion.
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Austin-Travis County
Austin-Bastrop County
#earlyvoting NOW for Primary Runoff-Special Election
๐Ÿ”ด Don Zimmerman for #SD14 #VoteTexas #VoteRed
๐Ÿ”ด June 29-July 10 (except July 3 & 4)
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๐Ÿ“ข ATTN #Patriots ๐Ÿ›๏ธโ›ช๏ธ #Austin #Travis #Bastrop Lets keep it ๐Ÿ’ฏ & elect a proven leader for ALL #Texans (inc the unborn) Representing our SILENT MAJORITY PROTEST this ๐ˆ๐๐ƒ๐„๐๐„๐๐ƒ๐„๐๐‚๐„ ๐ƒ๐€๐˜ to ๐“๐”๐‘๐ ๐Ž๐”๐“ & ๐•๐Ž๐“๐„ ๐Ÿ“ฅ in DROVES #LeadRight w/ DON! July 4th ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ โญ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ—ฝ
#Texas SENATE DISTRICT 14 SPECIAL ELECTION
Don Zimmerman for TX #SD14 has gotten personally involved with Uncle Garyโ€™s Bar efforts to reopen, because such small businesses have a right to operate under his #KEEPTEXASOPEN campaign policy. #DefundSocialists
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@Austin_Police arrested 20-y/o Julian Roldan Gawel 4 taking down d #UnitedStates/#Texas flags Fri night Juneteenth in front of #Austin Police Dept HQ where a #protest was happening. @TheJusticeDept @DHSgov @FBI #WeSeeYou @tedcruz @chiproytx @DNI_Ratcliffe
The protesters gathered outside APD HQ chanting hateful slogans, carrying hateful signs, calling OUR police officers derogatory names, & attempted to enter the building. Once they failed, they turned to the American & Texas flags flying from city-owned poles nearby.
Rioters lowered both flags, put them in a pile on the pavement & after several failed attempts, set them on fire. Julian was CHARGED WITH THEFT, EVADING ARREST, & RESISTING ARREST. Julian CROSSED STATE LINES in order to incite a riot, his case was referred to the @FBI.
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1. New City of #Austin Policy:
#FacialRecognition Tech (#FRT)

... stated policy of the City that NEITHER FRT designed or used to identify members of the public, NOR info obtained from such FRT, SHALL BE USED by the City for criminal investigation purposes, law enforcement...
2. ...NOR shall such tech be ALLOWED to be used by private corporations on City property. If such info or use of tech is obtained by City inadvertently... it MUST be approved by City Manager and promptly reported to the Council and public with FULL details about purpose...
3. As this policy relates to the Austin Airport, the City should comply w all federal rules and requirements, but the City should MINIMIZE and ELIMINATE discretionary use of FRT to the greatest extent possible.
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Now that my brother has gone semi-viral and has locked down his page, here are the screen shots I have:
Here is a pic of him. Keep an eye out for him, Austin. He absolutely is unhinged.

#Austin #Texas #AustinProtests #Antifa #BlackLivesMatter
His explanation of sorts:
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Take a LOOK at what happened to #Austin with 100% staffing. This is what the news kept saying were peaceful. They take PRIDE in getting these "good shots" of mayhem and destruction. PLEASE do not #DefundThePolice
@KVUE where is your footage?? You were there.
#Austin - May 30th
#Austin - May 30th
Notice how the filters are changed.
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#Austin They are provoking Officers here, then recording their response and clip it to make APD look like aggressors.

A neighbor w APD worked yesterday & had to use pepper spray . They recorded it and had his name/address going around in less than an hour. RTd over 3k times.
He had to take his children to a safe location and have patrols near his home in case someone showed up.

One group has inserted people (w green hats/hair) into crowds which take the recorded info to get it distributed quickly.
30 OFFICERS injured. This is JUST from the first WEEKEND.

The news is REPORTING a "few" Officers were hurt with "minor" INJURIES.
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ATTENTIONโ€ผ๏ธ Everyone reading this, plz do the following (THREAD):

Contact @austintexasgov officials & @MayorAdler to demand that @Chief_Manley & the @Austin_Police cops involved w/injuring #JustinHowell #BradAyala #AnthonyEvans are fired.

#WeAreNotTargetPractice Image
CONTACT:

โ€ข Mayor's Office: @MayorAdler - 512-978-2100 - steve.adler@austintexas.gov

โ€ข City Manager: 512-974-2200 - spencer.cronk@austintexas.gov

โ€ข Send an email to ALL City Council Members at: austintexas.gov/email/all-counโ€ฆ
#JustinHowell attended #BlackLivesMatter protest in #Austin. As he was peacefully protesting, @Austin_Police shot him in the head w/rubber bullets. Justin is now in critical condition w/a fractured skull & brain damage.
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Hey yaโ€™ll! As we support Black companies and creatives and more using #BuyBlack, I want to highlight Black museums who could use our $$$ support because we know now more than ever, we need to invest in the institutions that sustain & educate us on OUR history.

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Keep in mind, because of COVID, itโ€™s been predicted that 13% of museums wonโ€™t open back up. Due to a lack of funding, a large number of those museums may be Black museums. We canโ€™t afford to lose our history and our story. #BuyBlack โฌ‡๏ธ
When your allies reach out to ask questions about Black history and culture, tell them to #PullUp by donating to a Black historical site or museum in appreciation of doing the work of telling our story. Hereโ€™s a SHORT list:
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This is not surprising to medics anywhere. Cops intentionally target protest medics (often before anyone else) because, in their minds, if a medic can treat 20 protestors, taking out one medic is like taking out 20 protestors. They deliberately target us so we canโ€™t help people.
Iโ€™m hearing more reports from street medic friends that cops continue to target medics, & I continue to see video of proof of the same.

I am going to compile reports I find on Twitter in a thread. If you find a report, please DM it to me. #streetmedic #protest #BlackLivesMatter
#RaleighNC Flashbangs/less than lethal rounds fired https://t.co/jjUblAQV9Q
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*loads Twitter to see whatโ€™s happening in the US*
#Houston
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ITโ€™S HEATIN UP ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ
when I tweet somethin like this I don't mean IT jokingly or something about me personally. I mean the sim ITself is bubblin... IT gives you all the signs you need if you just pay attention to IT now. โค๏ธ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ‘€
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#Thunderbirds #Austin
Thunderbirds in Austin, TX
#Thunderbirds
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If there's a large migration of talented people from SF and NYC to Austin, Austin has a shot at being the next Silicon Valley.

#SF #NewYork #SiliconValley #technology #Austin #Texas

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2/n

Remember: Texas actually has a long tradition of innovation.

For example, the integrated circuit was invented at Texas Instruments.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Insโ€ฆ

#technology #tech #Texas ImageImage
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More recently, Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple have announced major campuses in Austin.

Google is building a new riverside building, and Facebook already has one.

austin.curbed.com/2019/4/2/18291โ€ฆ ImageImage
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2/3 of the #Austin areaโ€™s #COVID19 deaths were among nursing home patients and staff, according to Dean Johnston of Dell Medical School.
2. I pieced together a timeline of events from local articles.

On March 24, staff members learned that a Nursing Asst at West Oaks Nursing Home and Rehab Facility had been infected w #COVID19
2. "During the visit on March 26, the inspector found the facility (West Oaks) had violated critical infection control practices, including failing to isolate a sick patient, not sanitizing their hands, and not properly disposing of protective gear."
buzzfeednews.com/article/mikesaโ€ฆ
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ICYMI back on Feb. 7, 2020, I published: "A Harvester of Sorrow โ€“ First Wave of the SARS 2.0 Novel Coronavirus" / #COVID19 #1918Pandemic #Pandemic #Coronavirus #SARS traderstef.wordpress.com/2020/02/12/a-hโ€ฆ Image
San Francisco had the 1918 flu under control. And then it lifted the restrictions #COVID19 #1918Pandemic #Pandemic #Coronavirus #SARS nbcnews.com/politics/politโ€ฆ
#COVID19 #1918Pandemic #Pandemic #Coronavirus #2ndWave no kidding, use summer as a time to prep just in case, no matter what anyone says, bc a virus is much smarter than any of you...
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#COVID19 update: We now have 1,379 cases in #Austin, up 65 from yesterday. Unfortunately, we have now lost a total of 32 lives to this virus, up one from yesterday (1/10)
There are 70 people hospitalized, with 30 in the ICU & 13 on ventilators fighting to get better. Speaking of which, Iโ€™m happy to report 378 people have recovered from #COVID19 (2/10)
Yesterday we shared game changing news. @AusPublicHealth launched online Public Testing Enrollment, which allows you to take an online assessment to see if you need a test. If you do need a test, you can skip the need for a doctor recommendation (3/10)
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[Thread] Iโ€™ve done a quick bit of research on #Starmerโ€™s funders using the .@SocialistVoice link to the Parliamentary Register of Membersโ€™ Interests. The total amount donated was ยฃ470,900. The largest donors were: Waheed Alli (Baron Alli of Norbury) ยฃ100,000; Martin Taylor (Hedge
Fund Manager) ยฃ95,000; Trevor Chinn (Businessman, Philanthropist, political activist) ยฃ50,000; Clive Hollick (Baron Hollick of Notting Hill) ยฃ25,000; Peter Coates (Fmr Chair of Stoke City FC & Director of Bet 365) ยฃ25,000. Iโ€™ve dug out some info on each of the above as follows:
Trevor Chinn sits on the on Executive Committee of British Israel Communications & Research Centre (#BICOM). Chinn has donated to the office or campaigns of a number of #Labour Party politicians, including MPs Tony #Blair, Ruth #Smeeth, Liz #Kendall, Tom #Watson and Dan #Jarvis
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#COVID19 update as of 6:00 pm: #Austin now has 744 confirmed cases, up 54 from yesterday. We remain at 9 deaths & have had 133 people recover. We are starting to see an increase in cases in the 40-59 age range, & while cases are rising, theyโ€™ve been at a steady rate (1/7) Image
Yesterday, @austintexasgov used the Warn Central TX notification system to remind people to stay indoors. To learn more and sign up for future notifications visit this link: bit.ly/2UZydmV (2/7)
Speaking of staying in, our โ€˜Stay Home, Work Safeโ€ order expires in the next few days. You can expect that both myself & @JudgeEckhardt will extend the order for a bit longer. Stay tuned for more soon (3/7) Image
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