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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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2020 with #Trump at the helm

The PANDEMIC, which divided us, economically devastated us, and has killed 200,000

The RACIAL UNREST, erupting at the deaths of more Black Americans at the hands of police: #GeorgeFloyd #BreonnaTaylor #RayshardBrooks...

Now the EXTREME WEATHER. For only the second time in history, the National Hurricane Center has moved into the Greek alphabet for storm names. This season's wildfires are bigger, deadlier and more frequent than in years past. In the West, people can't breathe.

Feminist icon #RuthGinsburg, lost to complications of cancer, 46 days before the presidential election. "Black Panther" star #ChadwickBoseman, a hero in the Black community, gone at 43 after quietly battling colon cancer

Another woman accuses the president of sexual assault
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For the past few weeks, Fair Fight Action has watched Georgia’s legislative leaders respond to the murders of #RayshardBrooks and #AhmaudArbery, as well as violence toward those demanding justice in our streets.
We were deeply disturbed by Senate Republicans' attempts to ruin a bipartisan hate crimes bill by adding law enforcement protections due to the fact that solid police protections already exist in Georgia law.
After immense pressure from our allies, Senate Republicans decided to remove the law enforcement protections from the hate crimes bill and insert it into another bill, HB 838, rather than break away from the amendment completely.
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On the day that #RayshardBrooks is laid to rest, my hope is that the Georgia Senate Leadership at least pause their assault on black communities and NOT PASS HB838, which is little more than a coverup bill for killer cops. Shame on them or even entertaining this cruelty.
And even those of you legislators in the minority—that you would sit back and allow this legislation to pass knowing it will enable law enforcement to kill us with no accountability, shame on you. Shame!
This includes @SenHaroldJones who reportedly plans to vote yes on HB838. Yes to a bill that tells police who kill us that they can cover their tracks and be paid for the time it takes them to be interviewed. Reprehensible.
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Some Atlanta police have called out sick in solidarity with a fmr. officer charged with murdering 27-yr old #RayshardBrooks. Those officers—plus the 57 members of the Buffalo Emergency Response Team who quit & continued collecting taxpayer-funded salaries—are cowards.
To the police protesting justice: If you don’t want to do the hard work of policing, or be answerable to the public that pays your salary, then ACTUALLY quit. Resign. Give up your salary, your benefits & your pension. Protest is cheap if it doesn’t cost you anything.
Putting on a badge, a uniform & a gun doesn’t make you part of a club.
Despite outdated terms like “brotherhood” that show up in the names of police unions, it’s not actually a fraternity. The loyalty of police is pledged to the public & to the law, not to each other. #velshi
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Modrá chřipka:
Po včerejších vznesených obviněních proti policistům, kteří zastřelili #RayshardBrooks, se polovina policistů v Atlantě nedostavila do práce. Že prý jsou nemocní, mají #BlueFlu. Přidám k tomu ještě pár linků:
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This is #RayshardBrooks, in his own words.

In this heartbreaking interview filmed just four months ago, Brooks speaks about the agony of being trapped in a prison reentry and probation system that won’t let him get back on his feet.
His killing at the hands of Atlanta police highlights the need for police reform. But it demonstrates something else that is equally urgent, though rarely discussed: America’s desperate need to overhaul our probation system.
Who knows what Brooks could have become, with the right support and better systems? His death represents a double-tragedy that spotlights twin failures in our criminal justice system.
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BREAKING: The police officer who shot and killed #RayshardBrooks has been charged with felony murder and aggravated assault. He faces a possible sentence of life without parole for murder. ImageImage
Fulton County's DA says #RayshardBrooks "never presented himself as a threat" to police.

He says evidence shows:
▪️Rolfe kicked Brooks as he laid on the ground
▪️Brosnan stood on his shoulder
▪️They never told Brooks he was under arrest
▪️No medical attention for over 2 min Image
The second officer involved in #RayshardBrooks' killing has decided to testify on behalf of the state, says the DA.

Devin Brosnan admitted he stood on Brooks after the shooting.

Garrett Rolfe faces 11 charges for the killing, including murder. Image
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BREAKING: DA has decided to issue warrants in #RayshardBrooks case.

Says one officer kicked Brooks as he lay on the ground. The other “stood on Mr. Brooks shoulder while he was struggling for his life”
CHARGES: Former officer Garrett Rolfe facing 11 charges, including felony murder.

DA says could bring penalty of life w/out parole or death penalty. #RayshardBrooks
This photo shows Officer Rolfe kicking #RayshardBrooks as he lay dying on the ground, DA says
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In 2017 we looked at #racial resentments and #racist sentiments among white #PoliceOfficers. "We know that officers are much more likely to search and arrest black citizens for drugs... and murder black citizens."… #police #RacismInAmerica #protest
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Today @federalreserve Chair Powell will be appearing before the Senate Banking Committee at 10am ET. We will be clipping videos in this thread.

You can watch live here:…
@SenSherrodBrown: "Across the country, Americans are outraged over the killings of #BreonnaTaylor @GeorgeFlyod #AhmaudArbery #RayshardBrooks & so many other Black Americans. They are demanding justice & an end to the systemic racism that pervades every aspect of society"
We're not just looking at a "theoretical, academic model of a perfect market," as @SenSherrodBrown would suggest.

Systemic racism in our financial system must be taken account for AND addressed in order to have a economic recovery for ALL Americans for #COVID19.
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The officer who shot #RayshardBrooks may be charged with a homicide offense, according to the local District Attorney (…).

Will he be convicted? Probably not. Here's why:
We need to remember that we need to look at *state* law to understand what the officer charged is charged with and what defenses he can raise.

I want to focus specifically on defenses, particular the scope of GA's statutory authorization for officers to use deadly force.
Ga. Code Ann. § 17-4-20 permits ofcs to use deadly force in three circumstances (…)

First, the GA statute permits ofcs to use deadly force when they reasonably believe the suspect possesses a weapon that is likely to result in serious injury.
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The police killing of #RayshardBrooks was a homicide, say examiners.

Brooks was killed after he was found sleeping in his car at a Wendy's. He complied with a sobriety test but was shot in the back after police tried to arrest him. A decision on charges is expected this week. Image
At least 42 people in Atlanta were arrested protesting the police killing of #RayshardBrooks, reports @ajc.

The current status of his case:
▪️ 1 officer fired, 1 on leave
▪️ Police chief resigned
▪️ Mayor says shooting not justified
▪️ Possible charges expected this week ImageImageImage
Tyler Perry will pay for the funeral of #RayshardBrooks.

Atlanta police shot Brooks in the back after finding him asleep in his car, when he allegedly fled with a police Taser. His death was ruled a homicide.

Family said: "The trust that we have in the police force is broken." ImageImage
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Report from peace marshal at protest after killing of #RayshardBrooks in Atlanta.
"There's a lot to unpack from yesterday but I'll keep it to myself or do it offline because I'm not going to center myself or my experiences. However I do want to talk about one thing that 1/13
I saw because it's important that you know. I went down to the protest at University & Pryor to offer support & work with a group of clergy friends of mine whose mission it is to de-escalate situations and serve as "front line protestors" (i.e. standing between police 2/13
& protestors). APD was on the streets and a large presence of GA State Patrol was on the interstate. At one point in the afternoon, the protestors decide to "take the interstate" & the organizers & the group I am with do our best to talk them out of it. 3/13
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"Hi, Mr. Brooks. I'm w/ The Dept. of You OK? So, you OK? Looks like you fell asleep in your car. Lemme get you a ride home. I'll be by your home tomorrow to check on you. Here's my number. Looks like your ride's here. Good night, sir."
Seriously, what's the MOST LIKELY scenario if they let #RayshardBrooks run?

He runs for 2 or 3 blocks tops. He gets exhausted. Because he's drunk he hyperventilates & throws up. He passes out. The cops then leisurely walk up & cuff him while he sleeps. & NOBODY IS MURDERED!
The number of people of who think that at the 1st sign of any conflict it is totally reasonable to pull out a gun & start shooting is qwhite something.
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#AyeKeisha what do mayors actually have the power to do.
Because if all we're gonna get is a list of what can't be done, anyone could be in office. Why does it have to be you?
Why can't I live where Great Aunt and Grandma lived and worked?
Why isn't housing in the peremiter affordable?
Especially if there's extra money to spend on the APD budget?
When you were applauding Erika Sheilds as a police chief, was this before or after she sent a email to the cops saying she didn't plan to fire or discipline the officers involved in assaulting those college students?
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I’m at the Zone 3 headquarters of the Atlanta Police Department. Officers are in full riot gear, one of them saying in a sing-songy voice as she geared up, “It’s gonna be a riot.” A majority of these cops are black.
Scanner chatter keeps the officers apprised of protester movement. A crowd of hundreds is heading here, where an officer told me the precinct had received a threat that it would burn to the ground tonight.
I’m watching two white protesters chastise a line of black cops about “white supremacy.”
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When we were in college, we were in line at J in the Box when someone called the cops on students who were half naked & had a blow up doll. Eventually the cops came. They went running, one with the doll. The dude was tackled and handcuffed. They weren't even holding up the line.
I don't even have to tell you they were all white. They all survived the night, as dumb as calling the cops just for that was. Countless times over the years ppl fell asleep drunk in the J in the Box line, the only fast food open past midnight in our tiny college town.
#RayshardBrooks should be alive
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My husband falls asleep in random places. We live a mile away from where #RayshardBrooks was killed by police. A thread on why I don't call police for non violent incidents. 1/
One night, I sent him out for ice cream at 11:45 (yes, I was pregnant).The store was 3 minutes away and closed at midnight. After 4 hours of calling him and getting no response, I left our 3 y.o. with my mom and called an uber so I could begin to look for my husband. 2/
I found him. Asleep in the store's parking lot SANS ICE CREAM. He never made it out the car. He parked and fell asleep.
I knocked on the car window and it scared him. He reacted... wildly...pure fight or flight mode... 3/
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But first a moment of silence for
Grateful for❤️ for #EndNeurophobia but hope you read rest of my feed, which seeks to amplify voices I’m learning from on the path to being an antiracist ally.

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On Friday, Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe shot Rayshard Brooks at a Wendy's drive-thru as he was running away w/ a Taser. Mr. Brooks died in hospital. What happened in the minutes before he was killed? @Tina_Kelso & I broke down the critical moments…
22:33 APD officers are called to Wendy's in South Atlanta. Mr. Brooks had fallen asleep in his vehicle, which was parked in the drive-through, causing other customers to drive around him, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.…
22:42 Officer Devin Brosnan arrives, wakes Brooks up, and says "Alright, you good? Just pull in somewhere and take a ... alright, you good?"
Brooks dozes off. Then moves his car from the drive-thru line to the parking space. ImageImage
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While the media is talking about a burning Wendy’s. Let me tell you a different story of what I saw for many hours standing with protesters at the University Ave. uprising in response to the #RayshardBrooks killing.
-I saw a grieving neighborhood peacefully chanting demands and having hard conversations with law enforcement in response to the killing of one of their own.
-I saw family members of Rayshard call for people to join them shut down the street down with protest until justice is done for their loved one. They started with a small crowd in the morning and grew to hundreds by evening.
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1 John 3:2-12 NIV—Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been…… via @biblegateway
"Uses promptos facit" = Use makes perfect = Practice makes perfect = Only perfect practice makes perfect
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