This requires federal intervention. This was murder by firing squad for no legitimate reason. Every officer in this video should be arrested tonight.
This would become an international incident if U.S. troops did this to a person in a foreign country
Like, are these cops just . . . free to go home tonight? This is one of the most abhorrent extra-judicial executions by law enforcement I've ever seen. These people should be held accountable immediately.
Cops never understand (or ignore) the psychology of ganging up on an agitated person. They’re so consumed with ensuring their own safety, they don't realize (or don't care) how surrounding a person with weapons drawn is a major escalation. All but one shoulda been in their cars.
Where were the less-than-lethal rounds every police department in America swore up and down they had no choice but to use on protesters in summer 2020? Couldn't find 'em today I guess.

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Jan 29
Remember this state trooper who went viral in October? He refused to get vaccinated, was fired, told Governor Inslee publicly to "kiss my ass" and then went on a Fox News tour.

He just died of covid. He was 50.
Can't make this up. An absolute death cult. Image
He said he and his family "don't do vaccines." People will dance on this guy's grave, but it's largely Rupert Murdoch's fault. He should be in jail for brainwashing tens of millions of people. Hold him accountable for the damage he's done to society.… Image
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I want to introduce y'all to @PhilipTKingston, a candidate in Texas you should know about. Local elections are absolutely crucial. Especially in Texas. We often talk about it, but here's one where you can actually help make a difference. 🧵…
When I left DC, I had no intention of getting involved in local politics. But back in Dallas, Philip was my city council rep. Getting to know him changed my mind. There are few people who know more about how city and county governments *should* work than Philip.
He doesn't just know how to give a rousing speech. Philip is interested in good governance — which is lost on many politicians. And he's not only committed to progressive Democratic values, he fights for them. If you know me, you know I can't stand fearful Dems. Philip isn't one.
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The weirdest thing about a civil conflict is how life will go on normally in parallel with things like street battles and assassinations. Netflix will keep launching series and people will go to school and work and get haircuts and whatnot while the civil state disintegrates.
People will go to extreme lengths to keep their lives as normal as possible. You'll have an open gun battle in the center of town, while two miles away, parents throw a birthday party for their kid with friends over.
I see this right now with my business in Myanmar, where our suppliers are largely unimpacted by the violence. In my past life, one of the weirdest things I ever saw was during the invasion of Iraq.
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One reason "Americans" don't care about the dissolution of democracy has to do with how we consume media. We choose our own media. Algorithms tell us what to care about. 🧵…
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I doomscroll all day long on political Twitter, so I see what's coming.
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That the American tea industry goes along with these stereotypes makes little sense from a business standpoint. You're leaving half the potential market on the table. It makes even less sense when you consider the U.S. is the *only* country that does this.
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For example, Ron DeSantis is attempting to allocate $3.5 million to create his own Florida State Guard. But what if Elon Musk said, "Ron, give me some say in the project and I'll give you a BILLION DOLLARS for your own State Guard."
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Neither Zuckerberg, Musk, nor Bezos would do that, but there are plenty of other billionaires and things are weird now. So heads up.
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