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Time for a quick thread about the meaning behind every little part of my current Twitter profile that communicates a value that is important to me.

#CovidIsAirborne
#CountryOverParty
#EndFascism

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In around April 2020 I changed my username from @GodlessNZ to @FreedomFriesInc.

This account was originally set up to participate in secularism discussions. From Feb 2016 it morphed into 95% US politics. A topic I love to follow.
#FreedomFries pops up in the news from time to time and is still largely misunderstood in the US.

In 2003 it was a joke "trend" or "meme" among those who supported the US-led coalition to topple Saddam Hussein in Iraq.

I supported it and still do.
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#NowOnAir #NowStreaming I'm chatting with @drverna and her husband Shane Price on #TheShelettaShow on @wccoradio about the Southside Community Festival going on now in South Minneapolis, just blocks from where #GeorgeFloyd was killed. They are bring joy back to the community...
How did the death of #GeorgeFloyd have an impact in the new charges against not only the police officers but also the paramedics in the death of #ElijahMcClain? Twin Cities attorney and legal expert @Seraph7Studios breaks it down #NOW on #TheShelettaShow on @wccoradio...
Child if you ain't listening to #TheShelettaShow on @wccoradio #NOW, you're missing out cause I'm talking to @JavonteA from @USATODAY about his column about #DavidRuggles, the man who rescued #FredrickDouglas. He's telling the story of this iconic man.. usatoday.com/in-depth/news/…
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Two years ago #ElijahMcClain had a deadly encounter with police officers and paramedics in Aurora #Colorado. Today, three of the officers and two paramedics were charged in connection to his death.
The charges handed down by a grand jury to each of the five defendants are one charge of manslaughter, one charge of criminally negligent homicide, and various assault charges.
On August 23, 2019, McClain, a 23-year-old Black man, was walking home from a convenience store listening to music through his headphones and dancing, while also wearing a ski mask for warmth since he was anemic. Someone who saw him thought he looked suspicious and called 9-1-1.
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(1) This will go down in history as a major Presidential Address from Biden.

I look fwd to reading the transcript and commenting here. Meantime, watch this short, factual video about voting rights & why they matter so much. To everyone.

Video:
(2) ICYMI somehow, I am (proudly) #ExMAGA and #ExGOP because 1/6 and its aftermath was the last straw.

During my time inside the cult, I learned the talking points on voting rights that are used by both sides.
(3) So, when I make time to read Biden's transcript I can show you what each side will be saying about it, and why.

The other day I found out that VP Harris supports both voter ID and competent policy analysis (my profession) work being done about it.

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🧵I know it isnt enough to tweet but in honor of the Black men & boys killed by police in recent years. Let's reflect & say some of their names. Numbers have always been high. They deserve justice. Thread on female victims to come soon.
#SayHisName #BlackLivesMatter #sayhername
I almost quit this project bc seeing the faces of these men, reading the stories of their lives and families and realizing how unjust and cruel this world is was weighing on me. But I think we need this catalogue. It’s not comprehensive, and I know I have missed
many names and faces but I’m hoping this small catalogue can serve as a reminder of how systemic racism works. Also not every case makes the news.
I also found so many cases in Canada, Australian, the UK &beyond. Police brutality is a world wide cancer, &this does not even touch
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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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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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Denver cops ambushed & sent a SWAT team to arrest activists & are now hitting them with obviously trumped up charges. They’re being charged with kidnapping for a protest where protesters surrounded a police station & demanded the arrest of cops who killed #ElijahMcClain!
Here’s some more info: denverpost.com/2020/09/17/aur…
“Leaders of protests against the death of Elijah McClain face years in prison after two prosecutors filed a bevy of charges against them Thursday for a wide variety of alleged crimes — from stealing counterprotesters’ signs to inciting a riot and kidnapping.”
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㊗️ #大坂なおみ選手 🎾優勝おめでとう❗あなたのメッセージは全世界🌍🌎🌏にしっかり轟いた❗ @naomiosaka you did it again🎾Congratulations❗ And your messages were heard loud and clear all around the world🌍🌎🌏
#大坂なおみさんを支持します
#WeSupportNaomi 🇯🇵🇭🇹🇺🇸
#BlackLivesMatter Image
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米警察官による終わりのない黒人殺害に対する大坂なおみさんの胸打つ行動とメッセージ。

大意は伝わっているのだろうけど、機械翻訳で伝えるには勿体なさすぎる。

だから、私なりの方法で支持したいと思います。以下スレッドで全訳します。⤵️

#大坂なおみさんを支持します
#BlackLivesMatter
#大坂なおみ さんのメッセージ
#BlackLivesMatter

1/5 こんにちは。多くのみなさんがご存知のように、私は明日、セミファイナルマッチでプレーする予定でした。でも、私はいちアスリートである前に、黒人の女性です。
2/5 そして一人の黒人女性として、私は私のプレーぶりを観てもらうことよりも、今すぐに関心を向けるべき、はるかに大切なことがあるのではないかと、そう感じざるを得ないでいます。
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Violin Vigil for Elijah McClain, Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City, recordings start 8:25 PM, Monday, August 24, 2020.
This is a multiple tweet thread
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#ElijahMcClain #WashingtonSquarePark #GreenwichVillage #NewYorkCity #NYC #violin #vigil #ny
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Folks are coming together for a celebration of #ElijahMcClain at the Montbello Rec Center tonight. Tomorrow marks 1 year since McClain was detained by @AuroraPD. @KDVR ImageImageImage
Tonight won’t be the typical. No speakers, just music. Talented performers lined up all night. @KDVR
More than 100 people coming in waves tonight. People able to social distance on the football field. @KDVR Image
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So the attention and condemnation this department rec’d regarding the death of #ElijahMcClain meant nothing. Last week when asked during his House Jud Cmtee testimony about McClain, the Attorney General had no idea who McClain was. So these ofcrs know they are under no scrutiny.
Here’s Barr in response to a question from Rep. Karen Bass expressing his ignorance of the police killing of an innocent Black young man in Aurora, CO. No wonder the ofcrs in this dept can commit outrages without fear of accountability. #ElijahMcClain
The DOJ provides hundreds of thousands in grants to the Aurora PD every year. …icefundingdatabase.tminstituteldf.org/report Maybe the AG should more rigorously scrutinize funding recipients to ensure they comply with the Civil Rights Act bar on money to programs that engage in discrimination.
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This drives me nuts. If you think the problem is the "image of this department" and "trust between our officers and the community" rather than the behavior of the officers, then you've missed the point. #AuroraPoliceDepartment is an illustrative example of broad US failures.
For context: This is the department that killed #ElijahMcClain, still has the officers that killed McClain working, had to fire officers for inappropriate photos at the memorial for McClain, arguably escalated confrontations with non-violent protesters...
... and most recently pulled over the wrong vehicle (an SUV when they were apparently looking for a motorcycle) and put a bunch of kids (one 6y/o) on their bellies on the concrete for several minutes. The problem is the *behavior* that produced the image and lost public trust.
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Bill Barr said he's never heard of #ElijahMcClain. Barr clearly has no clue nor regard for what these protests are all about.
"Will you stop the burning and destruction of federal property and give Americans confidence without the risk of this terrorism?" @mattgaetz to Barr.
Bill Barr is asked about mail-in voting and if he's ever done it.

"Apparently I did once, I believe."
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Okay, so another Charleston almost happened tonight at the APD protest in Aurora for Elijah McClain. 😡🤬 When we were blocking I-225, a Jeep drove around the cars protecting us at the back of the group and tried to accelerate into the crowd in an attempt to kill us. 1/6
A man (I believe a veteran) in a white truck saw this and crashed his truck into the jeep, side swiping him and he saved countless lives. The front left of the Jeep was destroyed and the tire blew, but he straightened himself and again accelerated through the crowd. 2/6
Everyone scattered and the Jeep was slower because it was crippled, which allowed people to get out of the way. As it drove away to exit on 6th, protestors with open carry guns opened fire and shot 3-4 times at the Jeep and into the crowd. A protestor was shot. 3/6
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Boosting this Public Health project that is a model for other professions (ahem social work, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, etc.)

A pledge for public health professionals & researchers to NOT collaborate with law enforcement, incl federal, state, county, or local police and ICE.
Some recent examples of how this can be done-

A powerful medium piece by a doctor who refused to treat a man without his consent just because the police tried to make her and her awareness of how her profession has been used to harm: zora.medium.com/the-police-tri…
What if paramedics and EMTs refused to punitively and dangerously administer ketamine just because police instructed them to? We would still have #ElijahMcClain and dozens of others whose names we will never know: thecut.com/2020/06/elijah…
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@coreyandreasen @mraspinall Stop using the word attack- it’s not an attack

Breonna Taylor was attacked
Elijah McClain was attacked

This is a fragility narrative that is designed to promote an innocent quality and design a narrative that these women just accidentally made a choice they made consciously
@coreyandreasen @mraspinall Education is not about me centering women who know better and reconstructing a world where I project innocence on them to allow them to engage in fragility

I reject this narrative you are forming where education is centering their needs and priority
@coreyandreasen @mraspinall No one was “torn down” again that is another fragility narrative. They were told the truth

No one prioritized their growth and you all believe they should be centered while being problematic- a demand for free labor and if you don’t do it you aren’t committed to “education”
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As the entire world demands answers over the killing of #ElijahMcClain I have a little story to tell you about Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman you might find interesting. Maybe not. Tell me what you think. #copolitics
On November 19, 2005, 24 Iraqi civilians were killed by U.S. Marines near the town of Haditha. Despite a clear attempt to cover this incident up, the killings eventually become known as the Haditha Massacre. #ElijahMcClain #copolitics
Shortly after, Marine Lt. Col. Mike Coffman was assigned to Haditha as a civil affairs officer. The Denver Post reported June 1, 2006 that when Coffman talked to Haditha city leaders, they didn't mention a massacre... denverpost.com/2006/06/01/sem… #elijahmcclain #copolitics
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Morning. I am at St. Pete Mayor Rick @Kriseman’s house, where about 20 protesters are gathered. @TB_Times Image
A 44yo man named Spencer “Thirteen” Cook is speaking. He says this is the first of many times protesters will come to the mayor’s house.

“This is that snowball that turns into an avalanche,” he says. @TB_Times Image
“We are occupying his neighborhood the same way our neighborhoods are occupied,” Cook says. “The same way we are uncomfortable, they need to be uncomfortable.” @TB_Times
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Joint Statement of the Colorado U.S. Attorney’s Office, DoJ Civil Rights Division, & the Denver Division of the FBI Regarding the Death of #ElijahMcClain

@drawandstrike @CatesDuane @rising_serpent @almostjingo @COsweda @tracybeanz @CarrollQuigley1

#JTRN
justtherealnews.com/exec-depts/jus…
DENVER – The following statement has been issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado, the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, and the Denver Division of the FBI:
“The standard practice of the Department of Justice is to not discuss the existence or progress of ongoing investigations. However, there are specific cases in which doing so is warranted if such information is in the best interest of the public and public safety.
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