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#GEORGEFLOYD 24 Unanswered Q's

1. Who's REALLY the independent examiner? #michaelbaden why aren't you running a Tox Report? It's standard procedure. 2. Why did 2 @Hennepin commissioners try to remove #andrewbaker, stating he caused 'irreparable damage to #blackcommunity?

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3. Why did #EricGarner also say #Icantbreathe 11X & was also repped by Benji & Baden? 4. What did #DerekChauvin do exactly for #ENR for 17 years? 5. Where did #GeorgeFloyd sister get that tee-shirt? 6. Are print shops considered essential or was it a tasteful gift?

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7. Why was the casket too small? 8. Why does #GeorgeFloyd get 3+ memorials when my mom couldn't travel to bury her sister; while others have had to stand 6 feet apart like they're posing for a Soprano poster? While others have to attend virtual funerals via ZOOM?

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#georgefloyd Multi-Layered #Psyop

There's nothing strange that 3 years ago ,#ericgarner, another black man represented by @BenjaminCrump & examined by #michaelbaden also said #icantbreathe 11 times!

Quick! Let's pull that slogan circa '17 out of our vault. Who'll remember?
There's nothing strange that #youtube yanked some vids of #ericgarner. Nothing strange that #georgefloyd sister was wearing a tee-shirt that read #Icantbreathe. I am sure print shops under #conyouvirus #covid19 are essential or it was a gift.
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People love evidence. If there’s no evidence then they don’t believe you. First of all, I have witnesses to his abuse & they’ve known him longer than I but I do have a few recordings that fuck me up every time I listen to them but let’s do this #RamseyOrta #DomesticViolence
The one time I kept asking him to stop yelling at me and calling me a bitch and he just kept defending it saying it’s just “his language”. You can also hear his deafening silence when I tell him I’m tired of wondering what he’s going to think of to do to me next
Remember that time we got into an arguement where I confronted him about kidnapping my son and giving my address to people who wanted to harm me. This is part 1 of that conversation.
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1/In sanctuary for #GeorgeFloyd #Houston funeral due to start in about an hour. Family and friends are wearing black and white, filing past the open, gold-plated casket. Everyone wearing masks. @AP and @HoustonChron posting photo.
2/Family and guests taking seats #GeorgeFloyd #Houston funeral. @JJWatt and @channingtatum spotted. @tylerperry Jamie Fox and @FloydMayweather expected.
3/ The latest from #GeorgeFloyd family and funeral in #Houston latimes.com/world-nation/s…
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Dear @AttorneyCrump:

A few questions on the #georgefloyd case for the record.

1. What did cop remove from his pocket? A lighter? Nothing of significance?
2. His friend who lived in the same Jiovanni-owned building says #GeorgeFloyd had not been around for 2 weeks...

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If he was, let's say with his gf, we're they both under quarantine, given #georgefloyd was supposedly found to be #covid19 positive in April? When did THAT happen? Are we going to track & trace everyone who was in contact with him?
3. How can 2 autopsy reports be so different?
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.@AttorneyCrump is #michaelbaden denying there were all those drugs in his system? Was he poisoned?
4. Why did the 911 caller assume the fake twixie was his? Why did anyone?
5. #DerekChauvin case in 2006. Are you reviewing it? What did inmate accuse ALL those officers of?
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1/ Thread: How we got here (in brief).
2014: #MichaelBrown killing sparks #Ferguson unrest, #EricGarner killing triggers #BlackLivesMatter #icantbreathe protests. #HowWeGotHere
2/ 2015: President #Obama's post-Ferguson task force releases a report on 21st Century Policing outlined specific improvements that can make policing more just, safe, effective and constitutional — and work better for everyone. nytimes.com/2020/06/04/opi… #policereform #HowWeGotHere
3/ Fall 2016: Colin Kaepernick kneels for 1st time, #Trump says he should find another country. nfl.com/news/donald-tr… #KaepernickKnee #HowWeGotHere
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The brutality of police is NOT the result of a few 'bad apples' - it is the result of a series of POLICY + FUNDING decisions. (thread)
Here, the NYPD budget is around $6 billion-with-a-B.

ny.curbed.com/2020/6/5/21279…
In the U.S., in 2017, state + local governments spent $115 BILLION-with-a-B on police (4 % of state and local direct general expenditures) and $79 BILLION-with-a-B on corrections (3%).

urban.org/policy-centers…
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I'm tellin' you man, black folks, black Muslims, Arabs, Desis, Mexicans, etc., are out in the streets dancing to a tune so loud, they don't even know what key it's in. Because of this, many are unwilling and unable to acknowledge the main reason why
the death of #GeorgeFloyd has gone global, has gone viral, is because Chuck authorized it to go viral. The liberal wing of Chuck has authorized outrage over the death of a black man even though we've been dying at the hands of white cops and black hoodlums for decades!
The question I have is why did not white liberals authorize riots and protests when they killed #CliffordGlover, #ClaudeReese, #RandyEvans, #YvonneSmallwood, #AmadouDiallo, #SeanBell, #OscarGrant, #TrayvonMartin, #JordanDavis, #JonathanFerrell, #AiyanaJones,
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THREAD on #BLM

Tho I'm Latina, I know I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice:

I can go birding (#ChristianCooper)

I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery)

I can relax in my own home (#BothemSean & #AtatianaJefferson)
I can ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride)

I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark)

I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards)

I can play loud music (#JordanDavis)

I can sell CDs (#AltonSterling)

I can sleep (#AiyanaJones)
I can walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown)

I can play like a child (#TamirRice)

I can go to church (#Charleston9)

I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin)

I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell)

I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant)
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#GeorgeFloyd: How Can Two #AutopsyReports Be So Different?

I called the Minnesota Health Department for some answers.

On June 1st 2 medical examiners issued an autopsy. 🤔 They are very different!

@GaryLiebler
@ColForbin3

#MedicalExaminer found underlying health conditions (even though those didn't seem to count with #Covid19) They also found #fentanyl & #amphetamines.

Was he set up? Was he part of a money-laundering scheme? Why is the narrative shirking off the fact they knew each other?
Why is it that #MichaelBaden, who was involved w/ #Epstein, #EricGarner's case (who also said 'I can't breathe' 11x), findings differ so?

"Homicide caused by asphyxia due to neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain,"

Healthy. No drugs
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Say every one of their names—Then #SayTheirNames again.

It matters.

Beloved children, spouses, mothers, fathers, friends, co-workers, neighbors.

Denial of racism IS racism
Silence IS compliance
#BlackLivesMatter
#GeorgeFloyd

#BlackOutTuesday, no commentary needed—A Thread
#GEORGEFLOYD, 46 —911 call from a grocery worker claiming an attempted forgery.

Responding LEO w/17 previous infractions held him down for 9 minutes by the neck as 2 LEOs assisted & 1 did nothing.

His life drained out of him as he said #ICantBreathe

4 Officers fired—1 charged.
#AHMAUDARBERY, 25—Jogging, hunted down & shot by 2 men while a 3rd videotaped the murder. They claimed they suspected him of a burglary. Homeowner of house being built states nothing was taken.

2 men charged with murder & aggravated assault. Videotaper claims bystander—Pending.
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I was asked to write this and I was emotional and angry. Tired, really. But I wanted to share my thought process when writing these 750+ words about the proximity of premature death/racism in Dallas and in this country. THREAD. dmagazine.com/frontburner/20…
I’m an artist & MC. I always think about ideas in song lyrics. No other song title conveys proximity to premature death better than 2Pac’s “Death Around The Corner”(especially since his best work, ME AGAINST THE WORLD, released when he was in prison):
I decided to start with Tupac’s words because, in his lyrics, he located how CLOSE death was in his lived experience. Racism has a way of making that easy for you. He understood a radical political framework, predicted his premature death in this country and was killed at 25.
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I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice:
I can go birding (#ChristianCooper)
I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery)
I can relax in the comfort of my own home (#BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson)

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I can ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride)
I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark)
I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards)
I can play loud music (#JordanDavis)
I can sell CDs (#AltonSterling)
I can sleep (#AiyanaJones)
I can walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown)
I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice)
I can go to church (#Charleston9)
I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin)
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell)
I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant)
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1/ How to address the socio-economic racial divide fastest?

Last year when I interviewed @SpikeLeeJoint I was given a whopping 5 minutes so I asked where would American society be if every Black American family got 40 acres and a mule after emancipation?
2/ Side note: more on what 40 acres and a mule refers to here:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_acr…
Today that was would be worth ~ $5 Trillion
yesmagazine.org/issue/make-rig…
But back to the point I want to make...
3/ #GeorgeFloyd was killed for writing a bad check; #EricGarner selling cigarettes.

America's foundation was rooted in
a) French Enlightment,
b) rejecting British monarchy,
c) but its bedrock is Slavery (aka ownership in all that entails).

So sure, while...
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You want to know why Black people are angry...
We can’t be handcuffed and put in the police car unless we are dead (#GeorgeFloyd)
We can’t go bird watching in Central Park (#ChristianCooper)
We can’t go jogging (#AmaudArbery).
We can’t relax in the comfort of our own homes (#BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson).
We can't ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride).
We can't have a cellphone (#StephonClark).
We can't leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards).
We can't play loud music (#JordanDavis)
We can’t sell CD's (#AltonSterling).
We can’t sleep (#AiyanaJones)
We can’t walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown).
We can’t play cops and robbers (#TamirRice).
We can’t go to church (#Charleston9).
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I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without pausing, & without thinking twice:
I can go birding (#ChristianCooper)
I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery)
I can relax in the comfort of my own home (#BothemSean & #AtatianaJefferson)

#BlackLivesMatter
I can walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown)
I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice)
I can go to church (#Charleston9)
I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin)
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell)

#BlackLivesMatter
I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant)
I can get a normal traffic ticket (#SandraBland)
I can lawfully carry a weapon (#PhilandoCastile)
I can break down on a public road with car problems (#CoreyJones)
I can shop at Walmart (#JohnCrawford)

#BlackLivesMatter
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I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice:
I can go birding #ChristianCooper
I can go jogging #AmaudArbery
I can relax in the comfort of my own home #BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson

#BlackLivesMatter
I can ask for help after being in a car crash #JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride
I can have a cellphone #StephonClark
I can leave a party to get to safety #JordanEdwards
I can play loud music #JordanDavis
I can sell CDs #AltonSterling
I can sleep #AiyanaJones
I can walk from the corner store #MikeBrown
I can play cops and robbers #TamirRice
I can go to church #Charleston9
I can walk home with Skittles #TrayvonMartin
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party #SeanBell
I can party on New Years #OscarGrant
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I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice about it...
I can go birding (#ChristianCooper).
I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery).
I can relax in the comfort of my apartment (#BothemJean and #AtatianaJefferson).
I can ask for help
after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride).
I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark).
I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards).
I can play loud music (#JordanDavis).
I can sell CD's (#AltonSterling).
I can sleep (#AiyanaJones)
I can walk from the
corner store (#MikeBrown).
I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice).
I can go to church (#Charleston9).
I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin).
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell).
I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant).
I can get a
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On May 25, #GeorgeFloyd, a 46-year-old Black man, was murdered by Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer. Chauvin kneeled on Floyd’s neck for seven minutes, suffocating him as Floyd pleaded repeatedly that he couldn’t breathe. Justice has not yet been achieved.
We have a national crisis of white supremacist violence against Black people in the USA. In the past decade alone, we witnessed the deaths of thousands of Black people at the hands of police. #BreonnaTaylor #EricGarner #SandraBland #TamirRice are just some of those we’ve lost.
At Indivisible, we believe Black Lives Matter without qualifications, asterisks, or add-ons. We also believe in the right for communities to protest and protect themselves against state-sanctioned violence. Period.
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I'm seeing a lot of white friends post about a desire to learn more about racism but many are unsure where to begin. We can't bring back #GeorgeFloyd but we can learn how to be anti-racists and teach kids how to, too. #sschat #EduColor @Spencer_Fdn @BeaconPressBks @Tolerance_org
Look at whom you follow on @Twitter. Are you following people and orgs that can educate you about race, like @DrIbram @nhannahjones @ProfJeffries @imaniperry @LoriTharps @JasonReynolds83 @facinghistory & @Tolerance_org @AntiracismCtr @WesleyLowery @jabariasim @TWW_podblog ...
Look at your book list. Do you and your children read books by a diverse group of authors? For kids, All-American Boys by @KielyBrendan & @JasonReynolds83 is a great way to spark conversation with your child. #weneeddiversebooks
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#whiteprivilege just seen on @Facebook
I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice:
I can go birding (#ChristianCooper)
I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery)
I can relax in the comfort of my own home (#BothemSean, #AtatianaJefferson)
I can ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride)
I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark)
I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards)
I can play loud music (#JordanDavis)
I can sell CDs (#AltonSterling)
I can sleep (#AiyanaJones)
I can
walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown)
I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice)
I can go to church (#Charleston9)
I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin)
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell)
I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant)
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Oh yeah, there’s this:

I have privilege as a White person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice about it...
I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery).
I can relax in the comfort of my own home (#BothemJean and #AtatianaJefferson).
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I can ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride).
I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark).
I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards).
I can play loud music (#JordanDavis).
I can sell CD's (#AltonSterling).
2/
I can sleep (#AiyanaJones)
I can walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown).
I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice).
I can go to church (#Charleston9).
I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin).
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell).
3/
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(copy and pasted) I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice:

I can go birding (#ChristianCooper)
I can go jogging (#AhmaudArbery)
I can relax in the comfort of my own home (#BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson)
I can ask for help after a car crash (#JonathanFerrell & #RenishaMcBride)
I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark)
I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards)
I can play loud music (#JordanDavis)
I can sell CDs (#AltonSterling)
I can sleep (#AiyanaJones)
I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice)
I can go to church (#Charleston9)
I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin)
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell)
I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant)
I can get a normal traffic ticket (#SandraBland
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"𝐈 𝐂𝐀𝐍𝐓 𝐁𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐓𝐇𝐄"
Pinned to the ground
Unable to move
All I could do was to
whisper:" I cant breathe"

There was people watching me
Filming me,clicking pictures
And all I could do was to
whisper:" I cant breathe"

#GeorgeFloydprotest
The officer still made no
move of his leg on my neck
Slammed to the ground,
Blood from my nose
And all I could do was
whisper: "I cant breathe"

Was it cause I wrote a bad check
Or was it cause of my race?
Wasnt I cooperative?

#BlackLivesMatters
Cause in the end all I could do,
like any other ,was to whisper:
" I cant breathe"

6 years ago
I remember, brother Eric
When you were also
Choked to death
And all you could do was
whisper :" I can't breathe"

#EricGarner
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