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I feel the strong need to vent today due to the ongoing and traumatic events of the over 200 child bodies found in unmarked graves in #Kamloops at the Tk’emlups te Secwe’pemc #residentialschools. Many of you know that I am a Sixties Scoop child survivor-and had I not been....
adopted I would’ve been forced into one of these Hell holes. I was adopted by a Jewish family-but my adopted mother was raised in a very brutally abusive Irish Catholic family. She converted to Judaism out of respect for my father’s family. I myself am an Atheist. My feelings..
on religion is that it is something that must be kept to yourself. You have a Charter Right to practice it, and attend your place of worship. You do not have the right to force it upon others or believe that yours is more important or supreme than another. With the atrocities...
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Attn: Attorney General Merrick Garland this is #LMPD. #BreonnaTaylor
Sexually assaulting kids.

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Lying under oath about sexually assaulting kids.

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Last night, after the Derek Chauvin verdict & amidst multiple protests around the city, the @NYC_ShutItDown contingent marched around Brooklyn & over the Manhattan Bridge before ending in Manhattan with the Assata chant. Lots of NYPD vans & cops on foot followed from a distance.
#SayHerName! #BreonnaTaylor!” After the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict was announced, protesters marched in Brooklyn & then over the Manhattan Bridge last night to demand the abolition of police & an end to racist state violence. #GeorgeFloyd
Protesters marched in Brooklyn & over the Manhattan Bridge last nite, after the Derek Chauvin verdict, to demand the abolition of police. NYPD cops in vans & on foot followed from a distance. Protesters ended in Manhattan with the words of Assata Shakur. #GeorgeFloyd
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Why we need to talk about policing of ALL Black folks, not just men:

The #SayHerName hashtag (by @sandylocks) was a call for attention to Black women murdered by police i.e. #MaKhiaBryant and how our expectation that this issue only affects Black men misses the full picture.
The African American Policy Forum released a report entitled Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women in 2015 to highlight this overlooked issue. Later that same year, #SandraBland died while incarcerated and still ruled a suicide.

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.@washingtonpost has been tracking police killings since 2015 and found by 9/2020, 247 women had been killed by police, 48 (19.4%) were Black women. What names do you hear most often or see in a hashtag? Killings of Black women receive less attention.

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I need to drive my son to daycare tomorrow. To ensure we arrive alive, we won't take public transit (#OscarGrant). I removed all air fresheners from the vehicle and double-checked my registration status (#DaunteWright), and ensured my license plates were visible (#CaronNazario).
I will be careful to follow all traffic rules (#PhilandoCastille), signal every turn (#SandraBland), keep the radio volume low (#JordanDavis), and won't stop at a fast food chain for a meal (#RayshardBrooks).
I'm too afraid to pray (#RevClementaCPickney) so I just hope the car won't break down (#CoreyJones).
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When I look at the news today, the violence, as much as missing my mom today was super painful, I am glad she is in a better place, at peace. I thought of her constantly. So many things I wanted to discuss with her. But she was too good for this world. Now nothing can hurt her.
My mom and I used to often chat about the state of the world. She was both progressive and conservative. Many immigrant and South Asian women lack self compassion in order to manage the lack of support, the biases while still needing to get it all done. Mommy was a perfectionist.
In recent years we talked of racism. She was starting to recognize her internalized so-called “model minority” biases as I had needed to do myself. We talked at length on #DrSusanMoore when she read my LinkedIn repost of this 🧵 @TamorahLewisMD

“I never thought of it that way”
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VIDEO THREAD: Last night, riot police confronted about 50 protesters who continued marching for #BreonnaTaylor into the evening.

A Lieutenant told an activist the response was provoked by two rifle-wielding participants who told a car to turn around. I did not see that incident.
"Under Kentucky state law, this is an unlawful assembly, and we command all persons so assembled here to immediately and peacefully disperse. If you do not do so, we may dispense chemical agents, and you will be arrested," LMPD repeated as riot cops pushed the crowd back.
Most of the crowd put considerable distance between them and the officers.

Media and a handful of local UPG militia members like the one in this shot stayed on the frontline and mocked officers for the use of strobe lights etc.
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VIDEO THREAD: Hundreds of activists marched Saturday afternoon in Louisville, Kentucky to renew their demand for police reform and that the officers involved in the killing of #BreonnaTaylor one year ago be charged with murder.
Armed security was provided by the local "United Pharaoh's Guard" (UPG) militia who had also invited boogaloo boys to join.

The only strife I saw was toward the beginning of the march when one organizer told boogaloo @CabooseGa to move aside: "No disrespect, but y'all white!"
Activists put their hands up and chanted "hands up, don't shoot!" as they passed cops wielding rifles as they monitored the march.
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Reminder that before Breonna Taylor was killed, Attorney General Daniel Cameron spoke at a Donald Trump rally promising to stand with him. #BreonnaTaylor
Daniel Cameron visited Trump at the White House in 2019. #BreonnaTaylor Image
At the White House, Daniel Cameron got a personal signed tweet with Trump’s “complete endorsement.” Trump signed the tweet with the words, “Daniel, you will do great!” #BreonnaTaylor ImageImage
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1. Police in England did this to a woman protesting the abduction & murder of a woman by a police officer
2. It is especially shocking to many because both the murdered woman & the woman in this picture are white
3. Fuck the police everywhere
📷 Photograph by @jackhillphoto A woman on the ground wearing a black face mask with three p
I explain more here in analyzing the Jan 6 insurrection in the US: “She never imagined the Capitol Police would shoot her because the police rarely shoot white women, unless it’s a cop who shoots his wife at home.” feministgiant.com/p/white-women-…
The police protect the State and property.

There is a hierarchy of protection: the further we are from wealthy, white, cisgender, heterosexual, able bodied men we are, the least likely we are to be protected.
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Last year on this day, #BreonnaTaylor was killed by police. A large protest shut down I-94 in #StPaul as people responded to the news that Louisville Metro Police Department officers will not be charged for fatally shooting Taylor. unicornriot.ninja/2020/crowd-pro…
Also on 9/23/20 in response to the news of the involved officers not being charged, hundreds rallied at the Colorado State Capitol and marched around downtown #Denver. unicornriot.ninja/2020/denver-ra…
Organized by young women three months after #BreonnaTaylor was killed by police and a month after #GeorgeFloyd, thousands gathered in South Minneapolis to protest Taylor’s death and the lack of accountability for police. 🎥 unicornriot.ninja/2020/minneapol…
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I’m here in Louisville, Kentucky where activists are gathering to commemorate the life of Breonna Taylor, exactly one year after her death at the hands of police.

I’ll be covering the activism and vigils taking place throughout the day.
Armed activists including Boogaloo Boys and the local United Pharaoh’s Guard (UPG) militia are standing at the corners of what is called “Injustice Park” by local activists as security. ImageImageImage
Boogaloo boy @MagnusPanvidya from Michigan explains to media the presence of armed “Boogaloos” at the Breonna Taylor vigil today.

They support the events, and don’t anticipate any specific threats or adversaries.
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This night one year ago was #BreonnaTaylor’s last time going to bed.

She went to bed with dreams for her life. She went to bed with goals for her career. She went to bed with love in her heart.

She went to bed assuming she would wake up the next morning, like every other day.
She had steak for dinner, followed by a movie. Normally she would’ve gone to her boyfriend’s apartment, but this night they chose to stay at hers.
Breonna had post-it notes with handwritten goals on them all around her apartment.

She had just bought a car, and wanted to pursue home-ownership and starting a family.
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Now that 24/7 Trump media cycle is over (I think?), let's look at all the many critical stories corp media ignored for profit since 2016.

1) Flint doesn't have clean water or convictions nearly 7 years later
2) We're aiding Saudi Arabia in genocide of Yemen

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3) The PPP small biz program was raided by multi-billion dollar corporate conglomerates who are...not small business
4) Trump and his Interior Department AGGRESSIVELY starting fracking and mining on Native American reservations across America

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5) PFAS, a cancer-causing byproduct from the manufacturing of Teflon & non-stick cookware, is rampant in water bodies across America
6) We've been at war in Afghanistan for 20 years (Washington Post exposed generals were FORCED to spend millions per day--didn't matter what for)
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I’m sure you’ve heard about GiveSendGo by now. They may raise $$$ for a few “good” causes. Not only did they raise &500,000 for Rittenhouse....remember Melissa Carone (actress that lied under oath)...she’s made $16,800 at least so far. 1/
They’d also raising money for Enrique Tarrio, chairman of the Proud Boys. And yes this is currently still active. Christian crowdfunding supporting a known white supremacist.
And surprise surprise...looks like Derrick Evans is finding his legal defense fund there. You see he was just arrested & had to step down as a representative after filming himself storming the Capitol. 3/
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@KamalaHarris said racism was a national security issue. She was absolutely correct and we're seeing that play out both in today's coup attempt and the complicity of many police caught on camera aiding and abetting the coup. But there's a more obvious indicator....
Arrests... 127 arrested after #BlackLivesMatter protests over #BreonnaTaylor in Louisville. Good found a way to snatch and physically harm more than that... Image
Over 165 people protesting #jamesblake being shot 7 times in the back by a cop were arrested in Kenosha. In only a day or two of protests Image
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No cameras captured the final minutes of Breonna Taylor’s life. We used crime scene evidence and testimony to reconstruct what happened and show the mistakes that led to her killing by police. With @singhvianjali @NatalieReneau @DrewJordan_NYT Thread 👇
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Our investigation began when we obtained over 1,000 crime scene photos of Breonna Taylor’s apartment. One immediate revelation then was the police fired several more bullets (32) that initially claimed (~18).
My colleague @singhvianjali - who’s an architect and @nytgraphics reporter - used the photos and SWAT videos to precisely model Taylor’s apartment. We then catalogued each bullet hole, trajectory and possible corresponding image.
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Not much has changed.

I love Breanna Stewart but to name a white woman SI Sportsperson of the Year as an Athlete Activist after all of the work Black women of the WNBA did this year...

We are not doing it right still.
BUT. The work that the Black women of the WNBA did, in fact, create change.

THAT/THEY should be the focus. In my opinion.

#BreonnaTaylor #sayhername #VoteWarnock
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brett hankinson, johnathan mattingly & myles cosgrove
murdered #BreonnaTaylor!
darren wilson murdered #MichaelBrown
vaughn, taladay, & santiago murdered #DanielPrude
justin henderson murdered #ShamikleJackson
joseph weekley murdered #AiyanaMoNayStanleyJones

#makesomenoise
michesl brehlo and Cleveland PD murdered #MalissaWilliams and #TimothyRussell via #137shots
shannon kepler committed First Degree Murder of #JeremeyLake not manslaughter . . . not even close
shaun lucas murdered #JonathanPrice shooting Price 4 times.

#makesomenoise
The names of the cops that murdered #ElijahMcClain while he was walking home are
nathan woodyard, jason rosenblatt, and randy roedema. They remain free.
#CarlosAdrianIngramLopez was murdered by samuel routledge, ryan starbuck and jonathan jackson
#SayTheirNames

#makesomenoise
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brett hankinson, johnathan mattingly & myles cosgrove
murdered #BreonnaTaylor!
darren wilson murdered #MichaelBrown
vaughn, taladay, & santiago murdered #DanielPrude
justin henderson murdered #ShamikleJackson
joseph weekley murdered #AiyanaMoNayStanleyJones

#makesomenoise
The names of the cops that murdered #ElijahMcClain while he was walking home are
nathan woodyard, jason rosenblatt, and randy roedema. They remain free.
#CarlosAdrianIngramLopez was murdered by samuel routledge, ryan starbuck and jonathan jackson
#SayTheirNames

#makesomenoise
michesl brehlo and Cleveland PD murdered #MalissaWilliams and #TimothyRussell via #137shots
shannon kepler committed First Degree Murder of #JeremeyLake not manslaughter . . . not even close
shaun lucas murdered #JonathanPrice shooting Price 4 times.

#makesomenoise
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The problem with this story is that police using facial recognition does not exist in some sort of vacuum. Past police conduct and abuses factor in. No level of regulation will make this tool safe to use against people of color.
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There is a longer history of police reforms that have failed to make policing a safe institution for people of color. One such longer view of history is @MPD_150's report Enough is Enough. mpd150.com/report/
This NY Times repeats the same tired story that the promise of "public safety" is worth the risk to some people's lives. The story of Robert Williams misidentified by police in Detroit is chalked up as an unfortunate mistake, when in fact its by design. #banfacialrecognition
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Marsy's Law is a model victim's rights law that many states have adopted (it's on the ballot in Kentucky next week), often at the behest of law enforcement agencies that argue for the right to anonymity for the victims of crimes.

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But Marsy's Law is so broadly worded that one of its primary uses is to shield violent cops - even those who kill - from public scrutiny, as @usatoday's @kennyjacoby and @propublica's @ryangabrielson write today.

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A Florida deputy handcuffed an intoxicated homeless man to a hospital bed and pepper-sprayed him in the face, then invoked Marsy's Law to remain anonymous on the grounds that his shoulder had been grazed by the wire from a pulse monitor, making him victim of a "battery."

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We're live! Talking about learning how to be comfortable BEING uncomfortable. #Equity work is a marathon! Some leaders have been running longer than others 💜 Important conversation happening today. Let's get going! ⤵️ (thread) #BringPeopleTogether #TeVE
Our host, @EquitySupt1 is introducing our speakers now! Welcome to all and thank you so much for joining us! #BringPeopleTogether #EquityinEducation
Yes, we are beginning with an exchange to #crowdsource thoughts from our attendees. All voices can be heard and connections can be seen. This is "Presenter Mode" that Andy Krenz is using to facilitate this conversation.Easy to manage along with @zoom_us 💥#LOUDtocrowd 🤩
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BREAKING: a judge has approved an anonymous #BreonnaTaylor grand juror’s request to speak publicly about the grand jury proceedings.

“The traditional justifications for secrecy in this matter are no longer relevant and that the ends of justice require disclosure.”

@WHAS11
The judge also says letting the grand juror speak wouldn't deter witnesses from coming forward in the future.

Instead she cites AG Daniel Cameron's public interviews/appearances he has made that would instead "have that consequence." @WHAS11 #BreonnaTaylor
The judge also denied Daniel Cameron’s motion to stay the order. @WHAS11
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