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1/7 Now and then people ask why we sometimes post pictures of crime scenes that may be graphic to some. I think there's a role for more & less graphic info to share at the right times. Regardless, we must never forget their names & faces, they must never just become numbers! ImageImageImageImage
2/ There's no use in just constantly sharing graphic material that ends up being completely ignored because of the extent of the violence etc. But, in my opinion, the biggest reasons for the state of SA is not government or state failure, but due to apathy & silent diplomacy.
3/ The fact that we sometimes don't show the world what happens to good men like Mario Nel, (SAPS member shot dead in Motherwell yesterday), or Siphokazi Booi, or Terrence Tegg killed by Clover strikers and children like Mia Botha & Bokgabo Poo, results in people forgetting them. Image
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The reporting period covered by #TDoR2022 (1 Oct 2021 - 30 Sep 2022) is now over.

This is what we know so far about those who we will be remembering on this Transgender Day of Remembrance (20th November 2022):…

#SayTheirNames #TransLivesMatter #TDoR
A homeless #trans woman victim was found with two stab wounds in Guayaquil, Guayas (Ecuador) on 1 Oct 2021.

She was 34, and was identified only by the alias "La Pocha". #SayHerName #TransLivesMatter #TDoR…
Royal Poetical Starz was shot inside her vehicle in Miami Gardens, Florida (USA) on 2 Oct 2021.

She was 26. #SayHerName #TransLivesMatter #TDoR…
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"HW is now a despicable, vile leftist." As much as I laugh at these unironic Ls, it shows the kind of irrational rage that Trump cult victims are ready to direct at anyone who gets in their way.

I'm a #NeverTrump conservative, not a leftist. No one is allowed to leave the cult. Image
I want to thank everyone who is #NeverTrump for extending the hand of friendship (or at least civility) to those of us who are prepared to change our mind.

New info comes to light all the time, eg the carnage he created in Afghanistan and other countries in that region.
I'm referring to this first hand testimony about what Trump did and didn't do in the FOUR years he had, from someone who was literally in the room throughout much of it.

A must-read 8-tweet thread:

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Last week, prior to police killing Daunte Wright, I gave an interview on behalf of @thestreettrust to @KOINNews about the defunding of Portland's traffic enforcement division.

When they asked why I didn't think more policing was the answer to traffic violence, I said this:
Racial bias in traffic enforcement is a well-documented reality. One life lost to police violence at a traffic stop is too many. Kendra James needlessly lost her life during a traffic stop. Sandra Bland. Philando Castille. Walter Scott. Jordan Edwards. #SayHerName #SayHisName
At this critical time of reckoning with Portland's legacy of white supremacy and racist policing, we must come together to innovate new ways of ensuring everyone in our community has access to safe and just streets, regardless of their skin color, housing status, or zip code.
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400+1 is engaged in a protracted struggle for Orisha Land, an autonomous home for Black folx to be free from state sanctioned violence. This thread is meant to provide further context & communicate next steps following the state’s dismantling of Jordan’s Place. #martialtheblock
400+1 is martialing the block for Jordan Walton because:

✊🏿 We believe in establishing a government that employs trained and compassionate professionals to determine what risk individuals experiencing mental health crises pose to themselves and others.
According to a 2018 report, Austin Police has the worst reputation in the nation for killing people experiencing mental health crises. Police Departments, especially APD, are not qualified to respond to mental health emergencies. Police don’t keep anyone in these situations safe
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State College police officer M. Jordan Pieniazek was not fit for duty, was allegedly acting erratically days prior to shooting Osaze Osagie, and the Osagie family has now amended their federal lawsuit

This is why SCPD fears transparency

From @centredaily (@BretPallottoCDT)
From Osagie family statement :

“The department failed this officer and, consequently, they failed our son,” ... “The department should never have permitted him to go back in service without providing checks and balances to ensure his fitness to serve and the public’s safety.”
THIS is why @3_20Coalition has been demanding for

the names of the officers involved
to FIRE and PROSECUTE those officers
AND an independent investigation into the SCPD

THIS is why we still continue to fight for #JusticeForOsaze
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3-20 Coalition
Press Release
December 9, 2020

As the @3_20Coalition we are shocked and dismayed by interactions during the Borough Council meeting held on December 7, 2020. In particular, we call out and condemn the threat made by Ted Dannerth, (aka Wyatt Earp),

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... who pledged to meet our calls to defund the police with the “full force of the 2nd amendment.” Dannerth spoke for over two minutes, uninterrupted, while he boldly made threats against the 3-20 Coalition. In fact, neither the Mayor, nor any member of the Borough Council, (2/ )
acknowledged these threats until they were specifically called out by one of our co-leaders.

The 3-20 Coalition has consistently protested in an non-violent manner for over 20 months while pursuing justice for the murder of Osaze Osagie.
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TODAY at 2pm: The #SFRulesCom will discuss and hear public comment on a potential ballot measure to amend the City Charter to repeal the arbitrary minimum of 1,971 full-duty sworn officers.

Some background:…

Like yesterday, @DefundSFPDnow
has talking points to help build your comment: #SFRulesCom
Here's the currently-proposed draft text:…

Legislative digest:…

Controller's fiscal analysis:…

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1) This is a photo of Issac Espinoza, a murdered San Francisco Police Officer.
Espinoza was killed by a gang member with an AK-47 rifle during the performance of his official duties as a San Francisco Police Officer.

I was in the treatment room with Espinoza when he died. Image
I saw the damage to his body from a bullet that ran the width of his body.

Kamala Harris, the newly elected District Attorney of SF County, faced this as her first major case.
Harris honored her campaign promise to NEVER seek the death penalty on any capital case;
3) If EVER a defendant begged for a needle, it was Espinoza’s killer, David Hill.

Harris also told her senior Assistant DAs to be cautious “When filing assault charges on those who fight with/strike Police Officers...That’s what they get paid for”
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7:29PM - We're checking in on the CHOP ZONE for the nightly march down to the West Precinct. Follow along live!

We're still waiting for things to get started.


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8:05PM - The march is prepping to leave, they are working their way through Cal Anderson park collecting additional marchers.

The group is chanting "off of your ass, and into the march."
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On 11/23/04, #CourtneyWilliams's mother wrote to #Klobuchar, begging her to prosecute the cop who killed her 15-year-old child. Klobuchar failed to prosecute any of 29 police killings.…
To #Klobuchar from Tahisha Williams Brewer: "I am the mother of #CourtneyWilliams, who was shot by #Minneapolis Police." A homicide detective told Brewer the case would go to a grand jury. She asked, "Why does it *have* to be sent to a grand jury?"
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What has Protesting Accomplished?
--- by Christopher Reilley

👉🏾Within 10 days of sustained #protests:
#Minneapolis bans use of #chokeholds.

👉🏾Charges are upgraded against Officer Chauvin, and his accomplices are arrested and charged.

👉🏾#Dallas adopts a "#DutyToIntervene" rule that requires officers to stop other cops who are engaging in inappropriate use of force.

👉🏾#NewJersey’s attorney general said the state will update its #UseOfForce guidelines for the first time in two decades.

👉🏾In #Maryland, a bipartisan work group of state lawmakers announced a #PoliceReform work group.

👉🏾#LosAngeles City Council introduces motion to reduce #LAPD’s $1.8 billion operating budget.
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Thread: #GeorgeFloyd murals in the US & around the world (Barron's)
“This wall is part of a large mural that’s on the other side that has a picture of Martin Luther King facing Malcom X, trying to show the struggle, the social struggle & racial struggle that’s been happening for so long"-- artist Octavio Logo (KNWA Fayettville).
Syrian artists Aziz Asmar & Anis Hamdoun painted their #GeorgeFloyd mural “to call for peace and love.” Asmar said Floyd’s death “by suffocation” reminded him of Syrian civilians “killed by suffocation after the Syrian regime hit them with chemical weapons" (Fox5DC).
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big, peaceful, and (mostly) socially distanced protest in Boston today #sayhisname #GeorgeFloyd ImageImageImage
police mostly stayed back. these guys were just cycling round in circles? #boston #SayHisName #GeorgeFloyd
one time they tried to impress us with a motorcycle maneuvre but... uh...
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Since the curfew in Kenya was ordered @NPSOfficial_KE have killed:

1. Yassin Moyo
2. Khamis Juma
3. Calvince Omondi
4. David Kiiru
5. Peter Gacheru
6. Eric Ngethe
7. Idris Mukolwe
8. Ramadhan Juma
9. John Muli
10. Ibrahim Onyango

And countless others
Yassin Moyo (13)
Killed on 13th April 2020

Kenya Police fired live bullets towards their balcony, he was in his home

Khamis Juma
Killed on 27th March 2020

Juma was a motorcycle driver, who had taken an expecting mother to the clinic, on his way back he met police officers who beat him severely and he later succumbed to the injuries caused

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Feels like an opportune moment for an evergreen Police Brutality Thread Alert 🚨... #GeorgeFloyd #BLM #SayHisName #ICantBreatheAGAIN
Circa October 2014: Racism and Darren Wilson Supporters: Not a Coincidence. | via @docrocktex26…
Circa October 2014: "He Reached for My Gun," and Other Fantasies Invoked by Police Who Kill Unarmed Black Men | via @docrocktex26…
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George Floyd, 46, foi assassinado pela polícia em Minneapolis na última segunda-feira. Imagens mostram policial AJOELHANDO-SE sobre o pescoço do homem, que implorava pela vida: "I Can't Breathe" (Não consigo respirar) dizia. FBI investiga o caso.
Protestos estão ocorrendo desde então. Pessoas, como o jogador de basquete Lebron James, manifestaram-se sobre o caso, que mais uma vez escancara a violência contra negros nos EUA; Em 2014, Eric Garner morreu de forma semelhante. Ele repetiu "Não consigo respirar" 11 vezes.
A versão da polícia, divulgada em comunicado, afirma que os policiais respondiam uma denúncia de que um homem tentava usar cartões falsos em uma loja; e segue pelo caminho INJUSTIFICÁVEL de que "houve resistência" por parte do detido. Mais infos no link.…
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Something that bummed me out this morning: I see #AmyCooper's name across my timeline and trending (for good reason) but had to search and click into several articles before seeing #GeorgeFloyd's name and not just "a black man killed by police".
Even with his name, there are so many names that even when we #SayHisName it feels drowned out. I can't even begin to understand how that fatigue/trauma feels to a black person. I have a lot more in common with Amy Cooper yet feel discouraged as to what I can do in all of this.
I know many of my (white) peers outside Twitter won't know this happened or worse have the apathy and (un)conscious bias that create Amy Cooper's in the first place. I want to know #GeorgeFloyd's name but moreso I want to know how to change myself and my fellow Amy's and Karen's
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Today is 1-year anniversary of brutal murder of Newman (Calif.) PD Cpl. Ronil Singh at hands of sanctuary-protected illegal alien gangbanger/Mexican fugitive. Attention @drbiden @SpeakerPelosi @Alyssa_Milano @KamalaHarris @SenFeinstein #SayHisName ==>…
@DrBiden @SpeakerPelosi @Alyssa_Milano @KamalaHarris @SenFeinstein Instead of red and green, the hard-hit community of Newman is decorated in blue and black to remember their friend, mentor and fellow patriot’s legacy of protecting and serving. Please RT to #RememberRonilSingh today /2…
@DrBiden @SpeakerPelosi @Alyssa_Milano @KamalaHarris @SenFeinstein Why do @DrBiden and @joebiden turn their backs on separated AMERICAN @AngelFamilies and law enforcement families who have made ultimate sacrifice at #openbordersinc altar? Where are their free gifts and meals and pro bono legal services @TheDemocrats ?
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Wanna know something? @LincolnsBible & I have been yelling our lungs off about Donald Trump’s money laundering for the Russian mob for over 2 years straight.
Catch. The. Fuck. Up. Fourth. Estate. #ReportOnIt.
Alpha = Mogilevich.
Go ask your natsec sources.
We confirmed it. It’s the truth. Go check with your high level sources.
#SayHisName: Semion Mogilevich.
#SayHisName Glenn Simpson spelled it out in congressional testimony from Aug 2017, released by DiFi 21 months ago.
Page 69. Go check.…
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.@CBP is responsible for a fifth child’s death while in their custody at the Southern border.

This is the fifth child who’s lost their life in recent months.

@CBP We’re in El Paso right now where we have met countless families who were dropped at the local bus station.

The children we spoke too are in critical need of medical attention.

The sounds echoing through the bus station are babies with deep, hacking coughs.
One mom we met from Guatemala has a 5 day old baby. We met her sitting on the floor at the bus station.

She arrived here 20 days ago, spent time in a detention center and delivered a baby shortly after being released.

She’s in desperate need of postpartum care.
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1/ On 02.10.19, a 911-call was made, reporting a black man fell asleep in his car & blocked a Taco Bell's drive through. Six polices showed up, w/ guns in hands & minutes later, estimated over 25 rounds were shot & killed the black man. #LetUsLive #AB392…
2/ . The body-cam finally is released to reveal that the 6 officers was not trying figure out how wake this black man up, how to get his attention, but rather, get ready to “snatch his ass [out of the car]”, & “If he reaches for it, you know what to do”. Basically, shoot him!
3/ Full disclosure, a gun was sitting on this black’s man lap. But does that mean illegal? No. And if this man was asleep, worrying about him grabbing it before the six police officers who already have guns in their hands in ready position is reasonable? Probably not!
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Esra Ateş was stabbed by a client outside her apartment in Beyoğlu, Istanbul (Turkey) on 25 Aug 2018.

Her killer stole her purse and mobile phone. He was detained after the police reviewed CCTV footage of her murder. #SayHerName #TransLivesMatter #TDoR… Esra Ateş was stabbed by a client outside her apartment in Beyoğlu, Istanbul (Turkey) on 25 Aug 2018. #SayHerName #TransLivesMatter #TDoR
"Pierce said her son told her, 'I know you buy me boy stuff because I'm a boy, but I'd rather dress like a girl.'"

Jamel was just 9. We can't know whether they'd eventually identify as #trans, but that quote suggests they might have. #SayTheirName #TDoR

Jamel Pierce died by suicide on 23 Aug 2018 just 4 days after coming out at school. in Denver, Colorado (USA).

They were just 9, and it seems that they may well have been #trans. We have no way of knowing. #SayTheirName #TransLivesMatter #TDoR…
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