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We’ve reached a point where the explicit graphic content warning is before you listen to a public school board meetings content.

Some suggesting the alphabet soup conduct is only happening in big cities & #Texas would be 3rd in overall education if we could ignore them.
To add insult to injury, it is a problem with @GregAbbott_TX leadership standards that must be addressed to protect teachers pay or #Democrats will.

The standard is not about educating kids to read, write or be proficient in math (more about that later).

It is about their pay.
In this episode one family relocates to #Fredrickburg TX to escape Houston’s school district only to find it’s everywhere in Texas.

A former teacher herself says she thought it was only going on in big cities or on the evening national news.
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I will be watching this hearing, so that likely means some tweets. I can already tell that a lot of these politicians are going to piss me off. We've already got a, “Laws don't work, what about Chicago?”
Steve McCraw is up now.
McCraw says that 18 months before the shooting Ramos started buying supplies. He had asked a relative to buy him a gun and they refused, but he bought magazines, a scope, other accessories. "And he had money." #uvalde
McCraw wandering away from the mic is gonna kill me.
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I had a doctor appointment run late and I wasn’t able to drive to Uvalde to cover tonight’s board meeting in person. But the pain and conviction to make sure there’s accountability is palpable even through the livestream. @TPRNews
@TPRNews During public comments at #Uvalde CISD, Jesus Rizo Jr told the board "at one point or another you're going to have to decide whether or not to hold one of your own accountable." He said he can't understand why Pete Arredondo isn't at least suspended right now. @TPRNews
Brett Cross, the uncle of Uziyah Garcia, said "Innocence doesn't hide or change their story. But innocence died on May 24th." Says they were failed by Arredondo & the school district is failing them by keeping him on staff. #Uvalde @TPRNews
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#Uvalde. There is only one reason why Texas officials are going after reporters. Tonight, a series of news agencies are releasing information about what happened that night. It is not good, horrifying. Here, this is proof that the police had enough firepower. 1/
Here, I describe @DanaBashCNN how reporters are being attacked and isolated (using biker crews) because Texas wants to hide the information. Any true review of what happened will be because of media. "I've never seen anything like this before" I said. 2/
About the same time, @ShimonPro posted this about closed hearings and Texas officials. @cnn
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4657: Herschel Walker being confronted regarding Uvalde School Shooting (Mass Murder) and Gun Laws.

#BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage #HerschelWalker #Uvalde #UvaldeMassacre
2/ In this brief video, CNN journalist, @mkraju asks Georgia Republican Senate Candidate, Herschel Walker:

"Do you support any new gun laws in the wake of this Texas shooting?"
3/ Herschel Walker answers:

"Wha, what I like to do, what I like to do is see it and ahhh, everything and stuff. I'd like to see it and everything.”
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Bulletproof blankets during active-shooter drills in American schools—yet meanwhile, some claim kids wearing masks in schools is too “traumatizing” for kids.

#EndGunViolence #MaskUp #GunControlNow #CovidIsNotOver
Also insane in America… ducks are more protected than children by gun laws. #EndGunViolence
3) Also insane we have to do this… digital equipment on this type of scale, with smoke shield walls… wouldn’t limiting assault weapons access just be a lot easier?
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The #January6thCommitteeHearings started on 6/9/22 evening with witness testimony & video footage surrounding the riot on the Capitol on #J6. The televised hearing is the 1st in a series that is expected to last through July.
I will ask the questions not being asked & quote many.
In all of the video shown on Prime TV by the #January6thCommitteeHearings, I didn't see a single frame w/ Ray Epps as he is seen in multiple videos on Jan 5 & #J6.

Why was Ray Epps encouraging people to go "into" the Capitol building?

Did the FBI hire Ray Epps?
Who is #RayEpps?
@BennieGThompson @RepLizCheney & @RepKinzinger
Does the FBI now, or has it ever, maintained a formal or informal relationship or point of contact w/ Ray Epps, whether directly or indirectly, including through intermediaries?
Who is #RayEpps
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Uvalde. (Opinion piece)

I've been through a lot of trauma covering what I have seen over the years, and uvalde was hands down the hardest emotional experience i've had. I can't stop seeing those children's faces.

Being at the site of those memorials was hard enough, and I
can't even imagine how incapacitating it would have been to routinely enter the funerals. I had considered it originally, but then couldn't grit my teeth and bear the emotional toll I knew it would have had. Plus as a outsider and a journalist I feel like I may be out of place at
the funerals.

I also didn't want to ask anyone for interviews, I didn't want to out the on the spot pressure of asking for a interview to grieving members of the community, but I noticed that local Main Stream Media and CNN was asking everyone, So I did approach a couple ladies
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Big, big, big guns news for a Sunday.

Why I am optimistic and why it matters, a quick 🧵:
Political contrasts w/ 2013 Manchin-Toomey effort: That negotiation dragged for months but these moved fast—it's been 19 days since #Uvalde! Delay lets status quo retrench. And Toomey had no credibility on guns to cover for other Rs but Cornyn does—a Nixon-goes-to-Moscow moment?
On policy, negotiators seem to have dropped big-ticket items in favor of many small+meaningful wins.

First the fluff: promised investments in school security & mental health are as predictable as they are vague + lacking evidence they will measurably affect gun violence but OK.
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#tdih 1963 WWII vet Medgar Evers was murdered by white supremacist in driveway outside his home in Jackson.

Evers was @NAACP field secretary for Mississippi & under constant threat in his fight for democracy & against white supremacy. #TeachTruth See 🧵…
Medgar Evers investigated murders of African Americans that police ignored & blocked. He conducted interviews, sought evidence, demanded justice, & exposed white supremacist violence & terrorism. 📷Evers interviews Melton about murder of husband. She "died" before testifying. Woman with four small children sitting on a bed in conversat
Sound familiar?

Not only did the police not investigate murders of African Americans, they blocked efforts by Evers & others to do so.

Evers risked his life to do the work the police were supposed to. #Uvalde

THIS is the history the right is censoring with "anti-CRT" bills.
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🔴Texas says you can’t have >3 shotgun shells loaded into a duck 🦆 hunting shotgun, or else you’ll kill too many ducks.

🟢Also in Texas: You can buy AR-15 assault rifles & buy large capacity magazines for maximal carnage and reload capacity to kill #Uvalde school kids.

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2) Also reminder, Texas has laws that restrict how many dildos a person can own—more specifically “obscene devices” —“designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs.” The limit to the number you can own in Texas is 6…
3) Whether it’s duck hunting shotguns or Pelotons, they all get more action than gun violence policy and COVID mitigation
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As a father of two, I really really struggle to think about the #Uvalde massacre for more than about 5 seconds. It’s just too much for me to fathom. I still feel sick. The thought of losing your child in such a horrific manor is unbearable enough. To know that little boy or
girl’s final moments on this earth were lived in unimaginable fear and horror is beyond human comprehension. I don’t know how most of them go on. I don’t know how I could take another step. I don’t know how I could eat or sleep. It’s been about 5 seconds now. I can’t.
I so often feel guilty for “turning it off”. And I know some of you do too. To close yourself off from feeling too deeply because it’s just too painful to truly imagine yourselves in their shoes. I wrestle with that. All I know is that Christ came and died to carry the weight
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1.GOP Members,
You often run on anti -violence, pro police, pro victims. Now is the time to prove it: Actions speak louder than words.
I don't often speak of this, but there are times when we have to put our pain out there to get action,to fight for what
2.we believe in. Some of you may know me because of my fight for legislation for Brittany's Law for domestic violence victims. Not just in my state, but nationally as well. My daughter and granddaughter were murdered, not to guns but to violence. 3.I want to share a statistic of
3. guns related to deaths in domestic cases. While the stats show that guns are used to kill women in 53 percent of intimate partner homicides, they are responsible for 70 percent of these collateral victims.
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We are committed to non-violence.

Fundamentalists will talk non-stop about how our peaceful protests inspired this, rather than the daily mass-murders in America. 😏

Oh, what was this “weapon” the “California man” had? If it was a gun or even a knife, police would say so. 😏
Abuser Kavanaugh’s abusive groupies are delighted the man had a gun, a knife and pepper spray. 😏

Why’s the gun listed first? Everyone knows the gun is the problem — it’s the most dangerous weapon the lost attacker had.

Oh, Kavanaugh is a white supremacist & Zina Bash is too.
Fundamentalists want us to cower in fear of their armed attacks of our homes, schools and clinics.

They expect us to go high when they go low. We refuse.

We’re committed to non-violence. Our protests are peaceful and joyful. Protest #SCOTUS6 with @OurRightsDC @downrightimp
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I’m a firm supporter of the 2nd amendment and a gun enthusiast. I love guns. Today I reached a point in my mourning that I feel comfortable in giving away a portion of my 2nd amendment rights if it will actually save lives.
Let’s get something passed with an expiration date of 2030. If we find it’s working, we renew it. If we find it’s not working we get rid of it. Here’s what I’d suggest:
1) Ban all centerfire semi-automatic weapons for those under twenty-one.
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What does GOP policy protect: Our kids or the guns?

GOP policy protects the guns.

At the expense of our children's lives.
The GOP LOOSENS gun laws after shootings:

“Seven of the deadliest mass shootings in the history of the US happened in the past decade.

And four of those shootings, including the Uvalde shooting, happened in Texas."

You know how those Uvalde cops stood around & did NOTHING...

while the children of Robb Elementary were being gunned down?

The GOP is preventing gun safety laws from even being discussed...

while American children are being gunned down.
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Thread on January 6th, mass shootings and THE DEVIL NEVER SLEEPS. As I wrote this weekend below, much too coy for some of you, we study crises not simply because of what they tell us about a moment but what they tell us about how we got to that moment. 1/
A crisis is unique, a specific kind of event. I use the word carefully. In wonk speak, it is a moment (known as the "boom") of surprise disruption that threatens a high priority value and presents a restricted amount of time in which a response can be made. 2/
So an active shooter or an attack on the capitol is a crisis, though in my work in THE DEVIL NEVER SLEEPS I'm hoping to take the surprise out of our planning. Nevertheless, they are also a moment that exposes something deeper, like a mirror to what is already wrong. 3/
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Following the tragedy in Uvalde, Utah Sen. @derekkitchen announced plans to open a bill aiming to raise firearm-purchasing age to 21. Optics aside, the red state's political system will ensure it doesn't happen #utpol #utleg…
Yes, the time for comprehensive gun reform is now, and it shouldn't take yet another violent event to bring the subject to the table. There are, however, other floor-level factors to consider before considering the headline-grabbing nature of Kitchen’s bill ideation.
Factors like, as @GiffordsCourage points out, include a pressing need for universal background checks, adequate waiting periods before purchasing a firearm (in Utah, it’s none) and the implementation of extreme risk protection orders:…
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Le représentant républicain conservateur des banlieues de #Buffalo, Chris Jacobs, avait déclaré après les tueries dans son district et à #Uvalde vouloir bannir les armes semi-automatiques. 7 jours plus tard, il est contraint de retirer sa candidature de réélection
2. Cette décision contrainte du représentant républicain Jacobs de l'Etat de NY de renoncer à sa réélection pour avoir soutenu 1 interdiction des armes semi-automatiques démontre- au moins- deux points essentiels...
3. D'1 part, le parti républicain US est devenu celui, non pas de la défense du droit à avoir 1 arme à feu, mais de la sacralisation de toute arme- même semi-automatique- en défiance d'1 Etat conçu en puissance nécessairement attentatoire à 1 liberté individuelle illimitée...
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🧵🧵🧵 Nos indignamos con la facilidad con la que un joven de 18 años compra un rifle AR-15 en Estados Unidos para masacrar a 19 niños, pero ¿qué tan fácil es hacerlo en CDMX?

Va un HILO con la #NaciónCriminal de esta semana con @LuisCardenasMx en @MVSNoticias.
En marzo pasado buscaba a un técnico que pudiera darle a un minisplit una segunda vida.

Un contacto me habló del grupo de WA “Ventas y Servicios GTA”, que prometía tener todo tipo de oficios. En su promoción faltó decir que, entre ellos, se encontraría el de traficante de armas.
El grupo parecía uno de tantos. Una tierra virtual repleta de cerrajeros, plomeros y modificadores de autos.

Pero en abril llegó un nuevo tipo de ofertante: vendedores de armas de juguete que cualquiera, a simple vista, confundiría con pistolas y revólveres auténticos.
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Le président #Biden a utilisé cette nuit son ministère de la parole depuis la Maison Blanche pour appeler le Congrès à agir- enfin- afin de contrôler la circulation des armes à feu. Mais il est à craindre que son intervention reste largement vaine...1/…
...d'1 part, si des sénateurs républicains et démocrates ont formé 1 "groupe de travail" après #Uvalde, leur horizon maximal est de proposer des incitations fédérales pour que les Etats locaux adoptent des lois "red flag" de retrait des armes pour les personnes dangereuses...2/ est impensable que des sénateurs républicains s'associent à des mesures de réelle limitation d'accès aux armes à feu, comme celles proposées par #Biden hier soir, comme un relèvement de l'âge minimum d'achat d'armes semi-automatiques, voire leur interdiction renouvelée. 3/
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What is a "Militia"? Does the Constitution define it?

Amendment II
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
#GunControlNow #GunControlWorks #Militia #EndGunViolenceNow
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Oh, look at that it does!

Article 1, section 8
"To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;"

Gun owners part of this "Militia", but if we don't know who they are, how can they be called ip? Image
Who commands this Militia?

Article 2, Section 1
"Section 2
The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States,"

So @POTUS is the commander of the Militia, when activated! When and how is it activated? Image
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May was a month of heartbreaking stories from around the globe – from shootings in #Buffalo and #Uvalde, to shocking reports from the #SBC.
An explosive report from the Southern Baptist Convention found hundreds of cases of abuse since the 1960s.…
The most damaging part of the report may be allegations that former SBC president Johnny Hunt sexually assaulted another pastor’s wife in 2010.…
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