Has Black Lives Matter Brought Us Closer To The Tipping Point On Class Inequality? – Politics Article

The Black Lives Matter movement, in demanding that we reconsider how Black lives have been valued, or rather de-valued, in U.S. culture, society, and political economy, essentially asks us as well to interrogate our entire system of economic and cultural values. On what basis do we in our socio-economic system and culture assign different values to people’s lives? Such a question really brings us to the heart of our class society that we really tend not just to take for…

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ACLU Files Lawsuit Against Trump To Stop Him From Arresting Antifa Rioters In Portland, Oregon – Politics Article

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) just filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Marshals Service after they sent in federal agents to stop Antifa protesters in Portland, Oregon. The lawsuit aims to stop federal law enforcement from dispersing, arresting, threatening to arrest, or using physical force against journalists or legal observers, according to The Hill. The ACLU has pledged that this is only one of many lawsuits the group will be filing for “unconstitutional attacks” on…

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The George Floyd ‘Judge Judy’ Video Is Obviously a Misrepresentation – Politics Article

Judge Judy in her courtroom (via YouTube) One of the bits of fake news currently making the rounds on the geriatric circuit purports to show George Floyd, at age 17, on the Judge Judy show, where he admits to being a carjacker. The message — that he was a rotten SOB and more or less deserved what happened to him at the hands of Minneapolis police — is impossible to miss. That the video is a misrepresentation would be obvious…

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The Ulsterisation Of Politics In The United States – AN SIONNACH FIONN – Politics Article

While I’m old enough to remember other outbreaks of civil unrest in the United States, notably the Los Angeles riots of 1992 and the Seattle WTO protests of 1999, the demonstrations against the death of the detained African-American man George Floyd at the hands of police officers in the Midwestern city of Minneapolis feels noticeably different. No doubt the social and economic disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic is playing its part in all this along with the unprecedented partisanship…

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Oklahoma Charging Rioters With Terrorism: We Don’t Tolerate Lawlessness, This Isn’t Seattle – Politics Article

Authorities announced terrorism, rioting, and assault charges for violent protesters in Oklahoma City late last week, taking a shot at lawless Seattle in the process. Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater announced the charges, suggesting such harsh penalties would be a deterrent of future crimes. “This is not Seattle,” declared Prater. “We’re not putting up with this lawlessness here.” Two individuals charged with terrorism, according to the Oklahoman, set fire to a sheriff’s van as well as another business, with one…

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Meghan Markle Now Says Her “Destiny” All Along Has Been to Fight “Systemic Racism” in the United States – Politics Article

Meghan Markle has reportedly been telling those close to her that her instinct to leave the United Kingdom makes sense to her now because she was “destined” to fight systemic racism in the United States. A source close to Meghan told Daily Mail that she believes her “gnawing urgency to uproot from England” was actually fate, as she was meant to be in America so she could be at the “forefront” of this movement. “Meghan said her work as a…

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Democrats Push Reforms That Will Not Fundamentally Change Policing – Politics Article

Proposals for police reform by Democrats are distressingly similar to prior proposals that have done nothing to fundamentally change policing. In fact, the vast majority of provisions in legislation introduced in Congress were recommended by a task force convened by President Barack Obama five years ago. George Floyd was murdered by four Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Video showed Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng, and Thomas Lane as Floyd repeatedly told them, “I can’t breathe.” The killing…

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New York’s Coronavirus, Prayer & More — Twenty-Five Things That Caught My Eye Today – Politics Article

1. WSJ: How New York’s Coronavirus Response Made the Pandemic Worse 2. This would make for a really interesting Chris Cuomo segment. https://t.co/0utXy8sYt2 — Jeff Greenfield (@greenfield64) June 12, 2020 3. Why Suicide Rates Among Millennials Are Rising 4. Religious freedom commission: U.S. cannot ignore northeast Syria 5. An excerpt from the 2016 event, “Grace, Justice & Mercy: An Evening with Bryan Stevenson & Rev. Tim Keller.” Watch the entire event at https://t.co/I3MCOxpXlA.@eji_org @hfny @redeemereastside @redeemereastharlem@redeemerdowntown @redeemerlsq @redeemerws <a… This…

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[VIDEO] Chicago Police Union Just Issued a Dire Warning to Any Officer Who “Kneels” For Protesters – Politics Article

The president of Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police just sent a brutal message to officers kneeling with protesters, saying that they will face consequences that may include being kicked out of the union. MORE NEWS: Humiliated NYPD Lieutenant Regrets “Horrible Decision” to “Take a Knee” For Protesters “I’ve made it very clear to the members of Lodge 7 that that has no place for our members,” FOP President John Catanzara said of police kneeling while in uniform during George Floyd…

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Trump: ‘Dominate Streets With Compassion’ – Politics Article

President Trump has a new defense regarding his demand earlier this month for governors to “dominate” protesters by activating the National Guard to quell the violence that emerged during protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death. During a roundtable at Gateway Church in Dallas on Thursday afternoon — which included faith leaders, law enforcement officials and small business owners — Trump said that his administration “working to finalize an executive order” that will encourage police departments nationwide to use…

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President Klan Robe Will Honor The Blacks With White Supremacist Rally In Tulsa On Juneteenth – Politics Article

Donald Trump is returning to the campaign trail next week with one of his hood-optional Klan rallies. Joe Biden is screaming on Trump’s ass in the polls, and the soon-to-be former president thinks he can turn everything around by addressing a crowd of people who were going to vote for him anyway. This dummy convention isn’t even in a contested swing state, but rather in Oklahoma, which he won handily in 2016. Oklahoma has about 50 percent more coronavirus cases…

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What Whitmer Just Said About Michigan Police Should Disqualify Her From Being Governor – Politics Article

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer just completely through her state’s police officers under the bus when she suggested they would kill black protesters if they tried to “storm” the capitol building. While Whitmer appeared on The Root, host reporter Terrell Jermaine Starr asked her about the “mostly white” armed protesters who demonstrated at the capitol against her strict lockdown orders. “It is lawful to bring a gun into the capitol,” Whitmer said, adding that she has no control over the capitol…

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Prayer, Racism & More — Fifteen Things That Caught My Eye Today: (June 10, 2020) – Politics Article

1. Father Roger J. Landry: Protesting on Both Knees 2. Sen. Marco Rubio: On the Unjust Death of George Floyd and Racism in America: The foundations of our country are not irredeemably racist. Abolition, women’s suffrage, desegregation, the Civil Rights movement—these were not appeals to overthrow our values, these were demands that we fulfill them. And the Constitution that once considered slaves three-fifths of a human being was ultimately the vehicle used to free them and, eventually, to secure their most…

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White Officer Faces Backlash For Incendiary Comments – Politics Article

A white police officer in Tulsa, Oklahoma is facing backlash for incendiary comments he made during a podcast on Monday when he suggested that police officers should shoot black Americans more often. According to an article by Public Radio Tulsa published on Tuesday, Tulsa Police Major Travis Yates aired his grievances over the nationwide protests against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death on talk radio host Pat Campbell’s podcast the day before. “You get this meme of,…

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Pompeo’s ‘Deafening’ Silence | Talking Points Memo – Politics Article

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s lack of a formal statement addressing global protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death reportedly has not sat well with diplomats. According to a CNN report on Tuesday, State Department officials suggested that Pompeo address his workforce regarding the mounting unrest worldwide against racial inequality. Diplomats in the U.S. and abroad are growing increasingly concerned about Pompeo’s largely silent approach on the matter as they face questions about the protests happening in their foreign…

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