While Republicans make up only 62% of Alabama's voting population, they hold 89% of its Congressional seats. This is a form of tyranny.
In Texas, Republicans make up only 52% of the voting population, but hold 66% of the state's Congressional seats. Again, a form of tyranny.
In Louisiana, Republicans make up only 59% of the voting population, but hold 88% of the state's Congressional seats.
In Mississippi, Republicans make up only 58% of the voting population, but hold 83% of the state's Congressional seats. Y'all see a pattern?
And before any Republican reply guys chime in about New York, Massachusetts or California: Republicans SUPPORT gerrymandering. Democrats want to OUTLAW it.

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Feb 3
Good piece from @KelliSmithNews evaluating Dallas police chief Eddie Garcia's first year in the role. But I also want to elaborate on one of the things he says 🧵
One of Chief Garcia's quotes is a response to a question I asked about whether he intended to honor Police Oversight Board recommendations regarding the discipline of DPD officers. And if not, why not? The Board chairman read the question aloud. Here's how Chief Garcia responded:
Here's the full transcript. On one hand, he has a point: The city council hired him to do a job. He should be allowed to do it. But my problem comes down to this: "If I don’t agree in the recommendation, I’m not gonna do it."
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It's absurd for the U.S. government to call a mission "successful" when it resulted in the deaths of at least six children, four women and the loss of a helicopter. The target is dead, but use another word. 🧵
In this case, the U.S. clearly intended to take the individual alive. They failed, many civilians were killed and they lost a multi-million dollar helicopter. For the same effect and a lot less trouble, they could've bombed the house. "Successful" isn't the word. We need honesty.
More importantly, the U.S. needs to stop using "terrorism" as an excuse for multiple civilian deaths like it's 2001. This is two high-profile strikes in a row that killed a bunch of people they weren't supposed to. Terrorism can't an excuse for every bloodbath forever.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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