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We are #live in #Minneapolis for a rally and march in response to the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse.…
"It was made about race when colonizers came here, it was made about race when Black people were forcefully disconnected from our homeland, so don't say we are making this about race, it was about race before I was born!" -- Speaker at rally
"You know that the system is rigged, and you're gonna tell me it's not!" -- Speaker at rally
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This is an absolutely appalling verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.

There is no right to carry a firearm — much less an illegally bought assault rifle — across state lines to terrorize and play “police officer.” He should be held accountable. 🧵
Let’s be clear, without guns at this protest, no lives would have been lost.

We must fight against the extremist gun lobby rhetoric that emboldened Rittenhouse’s white vigilantism, leading him to create a dangerous situation that resulted in the deaths of two people.
While this verdict is just an exclamation point on why more guns do not make us safer, SCOUTS just heard an NRA-filed Second Amendment case that could gut our gun safety laws.

We don't need another Kenosha tragedy. We must ensure SCOTUS rejects this case…
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1:19 p.m.

The #KyleRittenhouseTrial has resumed. @SpectrumNews1WI
@SpectrumNews1WI Two more jurors have been let go because they told the judge they could not hear what was happening during the morning session.

22 have now been dismissed.
@SpectrumNews1WI New Question from the judge: Is there any of you who will not try this case fairly and reach a just and true verdict.

- Anyone who cannot read/speak English?

- Anyone who doesn't reside in Kenosha County
-- another one is struck. Second one who now lives in Chicago. 23.
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For this #internationalpodcast day, we thought we'd take a trip down recent-memory lane and share some clips from #IXNAY the podcast that's guaranteed to get @realdonaldtrump out of the White House. Here's a clip from our first ep with David Guinan…
Here’s @warkin on what’s even better than a buncha generals coming out against Trump…
Listen to Marine veteran @jgoldbeck on the one incredibly easy (but uncomfortable) thing we can ALL do to defeat Trump…
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Anyone who can take a moment to think intellectually & look the following cases honestly ( not emotionally) will have to reach a similar conclusion. Not saying they ended as they should have, but look it from both sides.
1. #BreonnaTaylor
2. #GeorgeFloyd
3. #JacobBlake
Dated a career criminal w a justified arrest warrant. He gave her address as the last know residence & was seen there on surveillance. Her name appears to’ve been on the warrant
Police knocks on the door but is immediately shot at. LEOs shoot back in self defense.
Her current boyfriend shoots the LEOs who knocked & made their presence known according to witnesses. He is declared innocent as he stated he shot in self-defense.

The officers also shot back in self-defense, they did NOT go to her apt to kill. So why is the officer at fault?
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@tylereifert used the NFL’s helmet decal provision to list David Dorn’s name which has been used by white nationalists online as anti-Black whataboutism to dismiss police brutality protests and victims. Image
NFL exec Anna Isaacson said the decals “amplify its social justice initiatives” and players can “select a *victim of systematic racism* who is not represented” on an NFL provided list.

@tylereifert & @AIfromBK, please explain how David Dorn is a victim of systemic racism. ImageImage
While David Dorn’s name has been co-opted by Trump and white nationalists to dismiss victims and protesters of police brutality, his daughters say Dorn wouldn’t want to be politicized, and disagreed with Trump’s attacks on Colin Kaepernick.

Tyler and the NFL need to explain. Image
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Every year on 9/11 our nation pauses to remember those who lost their lives in the horrific terror attacks that took place 19 years ago today. Many of us can think back to that morning of #September11, 2001 & remember exactly where we were when the attacks occurred.
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Over the past 19 years our nation has collectively experienced and expressed a gamut of emotions including: grief, honor, fear, outrage, borderline panic, remembrance, #NeverForget and #DemandJustice.
As a citizen of the United States of America and the son of a military veteran, I honor and remember those who lost their lives due to terror 19 years ago today.
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It was my Soror @sunny 💖💚repeating the #JacobBlake question for me.

AND @WhoopiGoldberg and @sunny’s response when @SarahHuckabee lied about all that Tang has done for black folk. 😂 They were like where and:
AND @WhoopiGoldberg’s “Naw, Son!” on the way to commercial.

Just good television all around.
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It’s weird that these ppl think this behavior helps their cause. It doesn’t. They don’t deserve a platform, but their behavior should be on display. See thread.

For what it’s worth, the good, supportive msgs outweigh the bad. And it’s worth a lot.
This one is from the FOP.
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A Suntimes reporter quoted our tweet, where we basically called CPD a state sponsored & protected gang. CPD has shot & jailed #LatrellAllen & shot & killed #MiguelVega!

Yesterday a Sheriff & a off duty cop shot people in 2 separate incidents!

#LatrellAllen fortunately survived being shot in the back by CPD & like #JacobBlake he was handcuffed to his bed in the hospital while getting treatment for his injuries. They criminalized him & sent him straight to jail!…
#MiguelVega’s family says that he was running away from the gunfire when he got killed by CPD! He won’t be able to share his story & like Latrell he has also been criminalized by CPD & the media! Please donate what you can.…
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Talked to #JacobBlake uncle Justin Blake at a #Kenosha barbershop/community center today about his nephew’s health, the investigation into the shooting and the family’s plans to meet @JoeBiden Thursday Image
2/ Justin Blake said his nephew #JacobBlake was released from intensive care today but still hospitalized. Unclear if he’s permanently paralyzed. His uncle choked up talking about it: “With the tech we have and his fervor, I believe before I pass away, I will see him walk again.” Image
3/Blake said officials have not been “transparent” or “forthright” with the family, and called on them to resume daily public updates about the case. “Don’t hide,” he said. Updated story posting soon @latimes
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– ¿Defiende usted las acciones de gente como Kyle Rittenhouse?, le preguntaron al presidente @realDonaldTrump.

– "Él estaba tratando de alejarse aparentemente, se cayó y violentamente lo atacaron".

(Hilo 👇🏼)
#KyleRittenhouse de 17 años fue arrestado y acusado de homicidio por la muerte de dos personas durante las protestas originadas tras el tiroteo a #JacobBlake.

👉🏻 Rittenhouse enalteció el uso de armas, a la policía y a Trump en redes sociales.
#KyleRittenhouse que disparó durante una protesta en #Kenosha permanecerá detenido en #Illinois.

Un juez decidió retrasar la audiencia sobre su extradición a #Wisconsin.

Más detalles 👇🏼
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#Hilo🧵La tensión racial que sigue latente en Estados Unidos, tuvo hace 50 años un episodio protagonizado por hispanos en las calles de Los Ángeles y aquí recordamos aquellas horas de violencia que incluso provocaron la muerte de un reportero. Image
👊La bandera de la protesta del 29 de agosto de 1970 fue el rechazo a la Guerra de Vietnam.
Miles de chicanos, es decir mexicoestadounidenses, ganaron las calles y midieron fuerzas con la policía. Image
😞Los manifestantes denunciaban que sus familiares y amigos que se habían enlistado en el ejército, eran usados como carne de cañón en los combates contra el ‘Vietcong’. Image
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NPR notes Wisconsin state justice investigators @WisDOJ refuse to say if #Kenosha police were aware that #jacobblake had a knife in his vehicle, citing future charging decision (weak). Game changer for charges against the shooting officer indeed if they didn’t.
@journalsentinel explains the vague statement on the knife here:…
Here is @USATODAY also reporting on the unknown…
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In 2018, Sheriff #DavidBeth went on a bizarre eugenics rant, claiming that the police’s job should be to stop “these males” from “getting ten other women pregnant & having small children.”
by @AlanRMacLeod #kenoshaprotest #Kenosha #KenoshaRiots #JacobBlake
Being in the midst a summer of unprecedented racial and political unrest was apparently not enough to stop Kenosha police from emptying seven rounds into the back of yet another unarmed black man.
by @AlanRMacLeod…
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@RussInCheshire I'm so sorry to hear about your mum. I must say, you're being remarkably stoic about it. I dare say you're in bits inside. Be kind to yourself. 😇

Meanwhile, don't worry about #TheWeekInTory. I've made some notes for you...
@RussInCheshire To start off #TheWeekInTory, some good news —possibly because it's got nothing to do with Tories.

19AUG20: The 1st polar bear to be born in UK for 2yrs will move from its Scottish home to an English Park.

Hmm. That might make a good metaphor for something more political...
@RussInCheshire 1.#WorldHumanitarianDay began tragically when the body of a 16yr-old Sudanese refugee trying to cross the Channel with a friend in a dinghy rowed by shovels washed up on a French beach.

2.Priti Patel responded with invective against criminal gangs, bypassing compassion & concern
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Activists are gathering at the Lincoln Memorial for the 2020 #MarchOnWashington — the same place where MLK delivered his iconic address 57 years ago.

Dubbed the "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" march, it is expected to draw tens of thousands protesting racism and police brutality. ImageImageImage
U.S. police have killed at least 751 people in 2020.

In DC, Black mothers, children and families who lost loved ones to police violence are among thousands attending today's #MarchOnWashington: ImageImageImage
Black people make up 13% of the U.S. population but 28% of all U.S. police killings in 2020.

According to Mapping Police Violence:
▪️ Police kill unarmed Black people 4X more often than unarmed white people in major police jurisdictions
▪️ In 99% of cases, no charges are brought Image
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Many of you are wondering “what will NASCAR do”....We set the tone for sports coming back during this pandemic. We stood up for change. We stood up for racial justice. We stood up for #GeorgeFloyd We stood up for #AhmaudArbery and #BreonnaTaylor.
We will continue to stand for the countless victims of police brutality. Nothing can justify #JacobBlake being shot 7 times in the back. I proudly support my brothers and sisters from all sports backgrounds and the stance they are taking to fight for equality.
I hope you all understand that by us continuing to race this weekend, DOES NOT mean we are stepping down and turning away from the dark and evil acts that have taken over our nation. Absolutely NOT!!!
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LIVE COVERAGE of @KamalaHarris’s remarks from Washington airing LIVE on CBSN:
In her remarks, @KamalaHarris references the #JacobBlake shooting and recent deaths of others and says, “the reality is that the life of a Black person in America has never been treated as fully human. And we have yet to fulfill that promise of equal justice under law.”
Harris said that the parents of people killed in recent shootings “will have a seat at the table” if Biden-Harris wins in November.
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Shot seven times

In the back

Point blank

In front of his children

Paralyzed for life

An American

A human


These past several days I have tried to come up with the right words to express my feelings about yet another in a long and ugly chain of egregious, brutal acts against Black Americans by those who are supposed to assure safety for EVERYONE.

Sadness, frustration, anger, repulsion, sickness. While I feel all of these things, there is something much deeper that I cannot express in words. I want to do something. I want answers. What can I do to help stop the killing of fellow Americans? What can we all do?
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#大坂なおみ さんのメッセージ

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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Today, as the killing of #JacobBlake by Officer #RustenSheskey is protested; white vigilante #KyleRittenhouse was allowed to walk freely thru police lines after he opened fire on protestors, killing two;
& @VP Pence called @RNC for law & order, THIS:…
It is terribly exciting that, after decades of research, Les Payne was able to complete what will surely be THE Malcolm X book. Sadly, Payne has not lived to see its publication, but as this excerpt of the soon-to-be-released book shows, it is a VERY timely triumph. Image
Grievous error in my hasty tweet -- #JacobBlake is alive, though shot seven times and undergoing multiple surgeries. I apologize for the misstatement. Should have read "as the attempted killing of Jacob Blake by...."
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The NBA board of governors is meeting players today, after 3 playoffs were postponed after athletes went on strike over the police shooting of #JacobBlake.

▪️ 11 WNBA, MLS, MLB games also postponed
▪️ Naomi Osaka exited tennis tournament over "continued genocide of Black people" ImageImage
The @NBA will resume playoffs after 3 games were postponed in protest against racial injustice, @AP reports.

The Milwaukee Bucks triggered the mass walkout when they refused to play — the first time an entire NBA team has protested for social justice. Image
BREAKING: The NBA postponed Thursday’s playoffs after teams went on strike in protest of the police shooting of #JacobBlake.

Some players are meeting with team governors and other league officials to discuss next steps.

Games may resume Friday or Saturday. Image
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.⁦@Facebook⁩ told ⁦@NPR⁩ they shut down the page of the “#Kenosha Guard” militia yesterday - after the shootings.

But I’ve got the screenshots. Let’s go through some of the lowlights..., /1
It’s just a “social club” - but with the grand ambition of protecting “our great city,” which had been hit by looters /2
Claiming 3000 members, the Kenosha Guard militia asked the cops to let them work with them.

To buttress their argument, they pointed to a story about them in the right-wing @InfoWarsMedia /3
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