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Difficult to comprehend that today 7 yrs ago, a cop shot to kill #MichaelBrown & left him laid out in grueling #Ferguson heat for 4 hours. It happened in the midst of Israel's aerial onslaught of Gaza & catalyzed renewals of #BlackPalestinianSolidarity. Since then...
more cops & vigilantes have shot to kill unarmed Black folks catalyzing the most significant Black uprisings of our time in the summer 2020. Israeli officers have shot to kill too many Palestinians, including my cousin, #AhmadErekat 6 times above the waist in 2 seconds, &....
launched an even more devastating onslaught of besieged Palestinians in #Gaza then we've seen in the past 2 decades of systemic warfare catalyzing the most significant #Palestinian uprising in recent history.
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brett hankinson, johnathan mattingly & myles cosgrove
murdered #BreonnaTaylor!
darren wilson murdered #MichaelBrown
vaughn, taladay, & santiago murdered #DanielPrude
justin henderson murdered #ShamikleJackson
joseph weekley murdered #AiyanaMoNayStanleyJones

#makesomenoise
michesl brehlo and Cleveland PD murdered #MalissaWilliams and #TimothyRussell via #137shots
shannon kepler committed First Degree Murder of #JeremeyLake not manslaughter . . . not even close
shaun lucas murdered #JonathanPrice shooting Price 4 times.

#makesomenoise
The names of the cops that murdered #ElijahMcClain while he was walking home are
nathan woodyard, jason rosenblatt, and randy roedema. They remain free.
#CarlosAdrianIngramLopez was murdered by samuel routledge, ryan starbuck and jonathan jackson
#SayTheirNames

#makesomenoise
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brett hankinson, johnathan mattingly & myles cosgrove
murdered #BreonnaTaylor!
darren wilson murdered #MichaelBrown
vaughn, taladay, & santiago murdered #DanielPrude
justin henderson murdered #ShamikleJackson
joseph weekley murdered #AiyanaMoNayStanleyJones

#makesomenoise
The names of the cops that murdered #ElijahMcClain while he was walking home are
nathan woodyard, jason rosenblatt, and randy roedema. They remain free.
#CarlosAdrianIngramLopez was murdered by samuel routledge, ryan starbuck and jonathan jackson
#SayTheirNames

#makesomenoise
michesl brehlo and Cleveland PD murdered #MalissaWilliams and #TimothyRussell via #137shots
shannon kepler committed First Degree Murder of #JeremeyLake not manslaughter . . . not even close
shaun lucas murdered #JonathanPrice shooting Price 4 times.

#makesomenoise
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Criminal charges in U.S. police killings are rare. 110 nonfederal police officers have been charged with murder or manslaughter for shooting someone on duty since 2005, reports @washingtonpost.

Police have shot and killed at least 5,400 people since 2015.

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#BreonnaTaylor, a 26-year-old Black woman fatally shot by Louisville police during a "no-knock" raid at her home while she slept.

Criminal charges: 1 officer charged with wanton endangerment for shooting neighbor's apartment. Two officers not charged.

Settlement: $12 million ImageImage
#MichaelBrown, a Black teen killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014.

Criminal charges: None

Settlement: $1.5 million Image
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Getting into a car is not a capital crime.

The police cannot continue to act as judge, jury, and executioner.

#BlackLivesMatter

#JacobBlake
Passing a counterfeit bill is not a capital crime.

The police cannot continue to act as judge, jury, and executioner.

#BlackLivesMatter

#GeorgeFloyd
Sleeping in your home is not a capital crime.

The police cannot continue to act as judge, jury, and executioner.

#BlackLivesMatter

#BreonnaTaylor
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Corporate America — including Wall Street & Silicon Valley — are saying #BlackLivesMatter & pledging to play a bigger role in combating systemic racism, but their track records says something else

washingtonpost.com/business/2020/… (by @TracyJan, @jenamcgregor @renaemerle @nitashatiku)
Starbucks & other corporations came to Ferguson after #MichaelBrown was shot, but not to the neighborhood where he died. All the corporate goodwill & $$ in investments were not enough to overcome a long legacy of racial discrimination & economic exclusion washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/…
We want to hear from YOU:
What steps is your company is taking to address diversity and race in the workplace? How has your company dealt with racist incidents?

hosted-washpost.submissionplatform.com/sub/hosted/5ee…
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As more Americans grapple with fundamental questions about race and the police, Fault Lines digs into our archives to share 12 episodes on the crisis in US policing.

From violence and impunity, to militarization and surveillance, a thread of documentaries about the police ⬇️
In Ferguson, protests in 2014 and their disproportionate, heavy-handed police reaction showed that the killing of #MichaelBrown sparked something bigger—exposing tensions that had been bubbling beneath the surface for years.
Months after the Ferguson unrest, we returned to investigate why the relationship between police and local black communities is fraught with distrust.

For many, #MichaelBrown was a symbol for an entire system unfairly tilted against black communities.
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1/Here's why you need to read this story today by @kurtisalee a great colleague who reported from #Texas latimes.com/world-nation/s…
2/Soon after @kurtisalee started @latimes he joined me covering #Ferguson - he was inside the funeral for #MichaelBrown, I was outside latimes.com/nation/nationn…
3/@kurtisalee has since covered breaking news, campaigns and now the pandemic. I've particularly appreciated his traveling to cover the impact on #NativeAmericans latimes.com/world-nation/s…
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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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Reading this pamphlet, which was published in 2015. It's highly relevant and helpful to situate the events of the past week within a broader context. You can get it from @Mehring_Books. I'll share some important points from it here (1/)
Since 1990, the US gov has transferred billions worth of arms, ammunitions, armored vehicles, and other DoD property to local police departments and even university police. Obama oversaw a huge expansion of this operation to militarize the police (2/)
"Within 24 hours of the killing of 18-year old #MichaelBrown, hundreds of vehicles, including at least one turreted MRAP vehicle normally used in Afghanistan and Iraq, were summoned to the scene, and SWAT officers patrolled the streets w/ attack dogs." wsws.org/en/articles/20…
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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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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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#BlackLivesMatter. #GeorgeFloyd's life mattered. #AhmaudAubrey's life mattered. #TamirRice's life mattered. #MichaelBrown's life mattered.

White people, we need to stop turning blind eyes to this, stop pretending that it's "bad apples" in the police.
We need to stand with our black friends, neighbours, colleagues, coworkers, classmates, and yes, even strangers.

But we also need to make a conscious decision to not make this about us. It's not about us. This about the countless black lives that have been cut short.
It's about acknowledging that we owe black people the dignity to control their movement. That we, as a privileged people, owe it to them to amplify their voices without distorting them. And that we show up for them, every time.
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If the #CovingtonBoys were BLACK, y’all would be calling them thugs and animals. No way would you be defending them.

Just STOP.
Same folks crying #CovingtonBays are being mislabeled had no problem labeling #TrayvonMartin & #MichaelBrown ‘thugs’ or blaming 12 yr old #TamirRice for his own death.

When innocent unarmed white boys start getting murdered for being white you can talk.

Until then, SHUT UP!
Here are the #CovingtonBoys harassing women in video taken by @roflinds right before they mocked the Native American elder. Guess they were ‘provoked’ here too, right.

(White) boys will be (white) boys, right? Black boys woulda been accused of assault.

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