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This a plea to journalists.

When someone dies under a pile of officers, the death is NOT an isolated event.

And there are many more deaths than just the death of George Floyd.

Let's start with 4/19/21 death of #MarioGonzalez

Body camera released yesterday

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Gonzalez was held prone (on stomach) and handcuffed for multiple minutes before he stopped breathing

Happened in Alameda, CA, day before George Floyd verdict.

It's generated quite a few stories now that body cam is out

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usatoday.com/story/news/nat…
It's natural for people to see this and instantly think of Floyd

But here's the thing,

Our ongoing #PRONE investigation has found dozens of other deaths just like the deaths of Floyd and Gonzalez

How many?

My list now has 118 names. People like Roy Nelson. Died in 2015

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The only feelings to center on are those of black community
Wrong use of this quote during the week of #DerekChauvinTrial

Some people “feel” things if a white male faces accountability
Amy Cooper’s feelings: call cops
Racism & racism lite has always focused on “feelings” #BLM
When @ayshakhoury or @uche_blackstock were authentic in their feelings: ended careers

Black female physician #DrSusanMoore having “knowledge” or a “voice”
while DYING
made others
*feel* “intimidated.”

This is part of a known pattern for WOC
@COCoQC
#BLM #BlackintheIvory
This is a repeating pattern of “feelings” used against tellers of uncomfortable truths that #MLK described in the letter from the Birmingham jail.

Seeking order > justice or overpolicing are all to protect only certain “feelings” of “security” while those like #adamtoledo die.
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@retrofitness Hello, I need to reach out to you all about an racially antagonizing incident that happened last night at your Edison, NJ location. I just joined your gym last week and now I have no choice but to cancel my membership.
@retrofitness This is the #BlueLivesMatter flag hanging up in the middle of the gym area. My sister said this flag was never hanging up before but suddenly it is hanging on the day of #DerekChauvinTrial #DerekChauvinVerdict Why? Is there a subliminal message being communicated?
This incident happened last night and I called the Edison,NJ @retrofitness to resolve this issue and a woman who said she was in charge got very defensive with me and said that there was nothing wrong with the flag.
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1/ A few observations and takeaways from the #DerekChauvinTrial and the media coverage of it as well as the surrounding events:
2/ Despite the intense media pressure, the jury got it right based upon the evidence. #DerekChauvinTrial
3/ Speaking of media pressure, the media coverage was predictably over-the-top and was ready-set to inflame tensions even more if the verdict was "not guilty." Linking other incidents to George Floyd serve no purpose but to intensify. apnews.com/article/columb… #DerekChauvinTrial
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Candace Owens didn't hesitate to say some dumb shit on Tucker Carlson's show. We all saw this coming #DerekChauvinTrial
guys i found this never seen before photo of candace owens 😲
It also appears that Tucker Carlson has completely lost it in the fallout of today's verdict
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I am relieved that #DerekChauvin was convicted today for murdering George Floyd. I breathe in this rare moment when the public recognized the value of a Black man's life and held an officer accountable for taking it. I am, as always, hopeful. And yet...
I am concerned about the political naïvete in some of the public commentary about the #DerekChauvinTrial. Some well-meaning and excited folks are saying things like, "This sends a message to police departments that they have to respect Black lives."

But... does it?
Think about how extreme #DerekChauvin's actions had to be to elicit this outcome.

Observe that the prosecutor made clear that the case was *only* about the 9 minutes and 29 seconds that Chauvin knelt on George Floyd's neck.
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A lot going on rn but N.B.: these extremely damning 25-yr-old BPD records were released at pretty much the exact point at which we knew the #DerekChauvinTrial verdict was imminent

#bospoli #mapoli
(And sorry for being all lawyerly here, fyi N.B. is Latin for 🧐🧐🧐)
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1 cop in prison doesn’t change shit when there are 800,000+ more of them occupying our communities kidnapping and killing people on a daily basis. #derekchauvintrial #abolitioncantwait
The State is going to try to spin this as an indication that the justice system is “working,” but in reality this is simply them sacrificing one of their own to stem the tide of revolution and calls for total abolition.
Prison does not stop harm. It does not end cycles of violence. It only perpetrates them. This is why we will no longer give it our validation or approval (even when it occasionally scoops up an enemy of ours). This is why we will not stop until abolition is total.
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Breaking: Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of murdering George Floyd. #BLM #antifa #DerekChauvinTrial
2nd degree unintentional murder: GUILTY
3rd degree murder: GUILTY
2nd degree manslaughter: GUILTY
#DerekChauvinTrial
Bail revoked; Chauvin is in custody effective immediately; sentencing in eight weeks. #DerekChauvinTrial
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The verdict in the #DerekChauvinTrial is GUILTY on all three counts.
Chauvin is remanded into custody, handcuffed, and then escorted out of the courtroom.
Sentencing is to occur in 8 weeks.
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BREAKING: On the count of third-degree murder: GUILTY
#DerekChauvinTrial strib.mn/3grpxRG
BREAKING: On the count of second-degree manslaughter: GUILTY #DerekChauvinTrial strib.mn/3grpxRG
BREAKING: Derek Chauvin has been found guilty on all counts: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the killing of #GeorgeFloyd
#DerekChauvinTrial strib.mn/3grpxRG
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BREAKING: Derek Chauvin GUILTY 2nd degree murder.
BREAKING: Derek Chauvin GUILTY 3rd degree murder.
BREAKING: Derek Chauvin GUILTY 2nd degree manslaughter. Chauvin guilty all counts. #DerekChauvinTrial #GeorgeFloyd
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Verdict imminent. #DerekChauvinTrial
Verdict in #DerekChauvinTrial announced: Guilty of second-degree unintentional murder.
Also guilty of third-degree murder.
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BREAKING: State's Of Emergency Are Being Declared All Around The Country By City's & States As We Await The Impending #DerekChauvinTrial Verdict!
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1/ As we move toward this evening's verdict, I wanted to finalize a few of my observations from watching most of the trial from the very beginning. #DerekChauvinTrial
2/ For me, there was really no debate about anything that happened before George Floyd was taken to the ground. Both sides essentially agreed that the use of force prior to this part of the confrontation was lawful. #DerekChauvinTrial
3/ The focus, then, was on what the prosecution had to prove regarding the prone restraint and what the defense could do to cast doubts on the prosecution's theory of the case. #DerekChauvinTrial
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Jurors reach verdict in #DerekChauvinTrial. It'll be announced soon.
Verdict in #DerekChauvinTrial expected to be read between 1530 and 1600CDT (2030 to 2100UTC).
The instructions that were given to the jury in the #DerekChauvinTrial: mncourts.gov/mncourtsgov/me…
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Happening now: @POTUS takes a "virtual tour" of the @Proterra_Inc electric battery factory.
At the conclusion of the virtual tour of the electric bus factory, @POTUS tells the workers he drove a bus to pay his way through law school.
Because of the announcement that a verdict will soon be announced in the #DerekChauvinTrial, @POTUS remarks on the #AmericanJobsPlan after his virtual tour of @Proterra_Inc have been rescheduled, according to the @WhiteHouse.
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#BREAKING: The jury has reached a verdict in the #DerekChauvinTrial. The verdict is expected to be announced between 3:30 and 4 p.m.. strib.mn/3xeTYk6
Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the May 25, 2020, killing of #GeorgeFloyd. Here’s what you need to know about the charges: strib.mn/3gpE8gk
Jury selection in the trial began March 8, with opening statements on March 29. Here’s a recap of each day’s testimony: strib.mn/3gvuKYz
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Asked about @POTUS apparent comment that the evidence is "overwhelming" in the #DerekChauvinTrial, @PressSec says his remark was made because the jury is sequestered. "Regardless of the outcome, the president has consistently called for peace."
Asked if @POTUS comments could be grounds for an appeal, @PressSec replies "he's certainly not looking to influence."
Why is it appropriate for him to weigh in on the verdict even if the jury is sequestered, @PressSec is asked.

"I don't think he would see it as weighing in on the verdict," she replies.
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thinking about the last time i was really Blazing it 420
the #DerekChauvintrial verdict drops in 15 minutes
video description from @artslut1: a building on fire with huge flames as tall as the trees. the fire is a bright orange and you can see the building beneath the fire coming apart.
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“If he walks, that’s it. It’s over. This is Rodney King times a million. It’s hard for me to believe Chauvin isn’t a ghost skin who murdered George Floyd to deliberately burn the country down.”

- @LA_Kings_67, ex-skinhead/former Neo-Nazi on #DerekChauvinTrial #closingarguments
If you’re following #closingarguments in the Chauvin trial — I recommend listening to the reactions of a former Neo-Nazi who once worked with Metzger on strategies of infiltrating police.

He’s doing a thread here:
Thread to follow — on law enforcement, white supremacy, and how and why Neo-Nazis infiltrate policing (from someone who used to be on the other side):

#GeorgeFloydTrial #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #ChauvinTrail
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As you consider the closing arguments in the #DerekChauvinTrial...

... please consider this:

In 1995 -- 25 years prior to the death of George Floyd -- the US Dept of Justice warned law enforcement of the potential dangers of prone restraint

ojp.gov/pdffiles/posas…
this is NOT a poorly understood phenomenon

And... best practices are crystal clear

Note this line from report
The conclusion of 1995 remains the conclusion of today
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Welcome to the #DerekChauvinTrial.

Right now, Judge Cahill is reading the jury instructions to the jury. After he reads the instructions, the attorneys will deliver their Closing Arguments.
The State is now beginning its Closing Arguments.
Steve Schleicher is doing the Closing Arguments on behalf of the State.
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The judge now giving instructions to the jury right before closing arguments #DerekChauvinTrial #closingarguments
I implore everyone to listen as the judge go down each charge and read Descriptions of what each mean and what a jury is to look for #DerekChauvinTrial
Closing arguments nicely being laid out so far #DerekChauvinTrial
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