1. Quashing dissent. Out projects to protect all Americans abilities to dissent are here and they include suing the President for 1st amendment violations: protectdemocracy.org/work/quashing-…
2. Delegitimizing communities. Dictators turn communities against each other by saying some people “really” belong and others don’t. Sound familiar? Our work on that is here: protectdemocracy.org/work/delegitim…
People have been asking what 3rd degree murder means (what the offer was charged with) and the different legal standards around some of this stuff in the case around the killing of #GeorgeFloyd. A thread:
In criminal law there are two elements to a crime mens rea and actis rea.
So that’s the mental state and the act.
Different degrees of murder have different mental states and slightly different definitions of the act.
3rd degree murder is no intent to kill but someone dies anyway due to depraved or reckless behavior. Carries up to 25 years.
You may be wondering how this can be if you saw the video.
As someone who has spent most of my time since November 2016 trying to stop the decline of democracy in the United States, I can’t really explain what it’s like to watch what’s happening in India (the country I was born in and am from) right now.
I grew up hearing a few repeated stories about India.
One was about partition - my grandfathers on both sides were refugees from Pakistan to India.
The second was about the pluralism of India. My mom would talk about the mosque, temple and Gurdwara being next to each other.
After 9/11, I heard remembrances of what India was like after Indra Gandhi was assassinated. My dad was so proud that in the US, Bush got on TV and defended Muslims.
Of course, all these stories are incomplete and through just the lens of my families experiences.
She added (I’m paraphrasing) that as a journalist all you can do is try to fix errors as quickly as possible.
“Whether to tape or not to tape is a great illustration of a theme in the book...my mentors definitely said ‘don’t tape, it creates a barrier’”....”it is a generational divide and a technological divide.”
However, I don’t think many people are vocal about their views. I’ve heard people who’ve done much deeper dives in the space than me say that folks will profess to be anti-choice, but when you dig deeper it’s more complicated.
People seem to have an imaginary idea of who gets an abortion and what qualifies as a “good” abortion and a “bad” abortion. Of course, when you make laws, those distinctions are hard to create. I think when women realize THEIR rights may be changed, they’ll push back.
What’s the best explainer of #GOPTaxPlan that you’ve read?
This is a great detailed explanation of #GOPTaxPlan but is written for someone with more familiarity of the tax code than most people. Looking for something similar that actually explains each thing: money.cnn.com/2017/12/02/pf/…
This is a little better in giving you a sense of what it would be like for 5 different families under the new #GOPTaxPlan. Ideally, an interactive version would be best so people could see what it would mean for them: cbsnews.com/amp/news/senat…