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Re: George Floyd murder and blowback
« Reply #350 on: July 16, 2020, 07:36:00 PM »
Armed troops in Portland, Oregon, are taking people prisoner in the streets while refusing to identify themselves as law enforcement and operating out of civilian vehicles. No one on scene knows what jurisdiction or capacity they are operating in, or what happened to the person taken into the van.

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Re: George Floyd murder and blowback
« Reply #351 on: July 17, 2020, 06:39:27 PM »
Oklahoma cops tased Jared Lakey over 50 times before he died, video shows

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Re: George Floyd murder and blowback
« Reply #352 on: July 17, 2020, 11:21:18 PM »
The Ahmaud Arbery killers plead not guilty.

This is close enough to a police killing as the defendants are claiming they were trying to make a citizen's arrest (of an innocent black man).

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jul/17/ahmaud-arbery-murder-suspects-plead-not-guilty

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« Reply #353 on: July 19, 2020, 07:56:02 PM »
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Re: George Floyd murder and blowback
« Reply #354 on: July 25, 2020, 07:57:53 PM »
Portland “police” caught shouting “LEAVE NO EVIDENCE BEHIND” as they pick ammunition rounds up from the ground. Earlier in the protests, police were seen picking up tear gas canisters to hide how much they have been gassing protestors.

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Re: George Floyd murder and blowback
« Reply #355 on: July 25, 2020, 08:51:30 PM »
I would love to see what would happen if the protesters stayed home for a week in protest to the gestapo violence. What would they do then? Now the protesters are giving the gestapo what Trump and Fucks news want.
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« Reply #356 on: July 27, 2020, 12:04:05 AM »
Trump Is Putting On a Show in Portland
https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2020/07/trump-putting-show-portland/167203/

The president is deploying the kind of performative authoritarianism that Vladimir Putin pioneered.

The very idea seems, on the face of it, sheer madness. In Portland, Oregon, federal security officers dressed for combat—wearing jungle-camouflage uniforms with unclear markings, carrying heavy weapons, using batons and tear gas—are patrolling the streets, making random arrests, throwing people into unmarked vans.

Unsurprisingly, these troops are making rudimentary mistakes. Instead of working with local leaders, they have antagonized them. Instead of coaxing people to go home, their behavior has caused more people to come out onto the streets. Instead of calming the situation, they are infuriating people. They have escalated the violence. They have made the situation worse.

... Welcome to the world of performative authoritarianism, a form of politics that reached new heights of sophistication in Russia over the past decade and has now arrived in the United States. Unlike 20th-century authoritarianism, this 21st-century, postmodern influence campaign does not require the creation of a total police state. Nor does it require complete control of information, or mass arrests. It can be carried out, instead, with a few media outlets and a few carefully targeted arrests.

... The chaos in Portland is not an accident. The chaos is the point.

The chaos is also a tactic, and now it will be put to use. Now that it has been deliberately escalated, the violence will provide pictures, footage, video clips, and other material for Trump’s media supporters, and eventually for his campaign advertisements. On Fox News, Sean Hannity has already denounced Portland as a “war zone.” Tucker Carlson has spoken of protesters as “mobs” who keep liberal Democrats in power. The next stage will implicate Joe Biden in this same story: The president’s aides have told journalists that Biden, if he wins, will “allow left-wing fascists to destroy America.” Protesters, mobs, chaos, fascists, the left, the “Dems”, Biden—they’re all one narrative. The Trump administration will show people pictures of its uniformed troops pushing back against them, restoring order with a strong hand. And it will use the kind of language that appeals to that part of the population that prizes safety over all else.

Students of modern dictatorship will find these tactics wearily familiar. Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom Trump admires, has deployed performative authoritarianism, alongside other tools, in order to keep himself in power for many years now. ... Russian state television showed scenes of violence over and over again—scenes that Putin himself had helped create, first by encouraging the former Ukrainian president to shoot at demonstrators, and then by invading the country. He sent troops in unmarked uniforms—the infamous “little green men”—into Crimea and eventually eastern Ukraine to “dominate” the situation, to use Trump’s own word for his tactics in Portland. Or at least that was the way it was meant to look on TV.

... Just this week, Trump’s official Facebook page published an advertisement purporting to show yet another scene of American urban violence. The slogan reads public safety vs chaos & violence, and the ad contrasts a photograph of a somber, concerned Trump with another showing demonstrators pummeling a police officer. But the latter image was not taken in Portland. Sourced from the internet, it was taken in … Ukraine. In 2014. In the ad, which is attributed to Evangelicals for Trump, the insignia on the officer’s shoulder includes a Ukrainian Orthodox cross.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53500610


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Trump Is Determined to Split the Country in Two
https://www.defenseone.com/politics/2020/07/trump-determined-split-country-two/167209/
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Re: George Floyd murder and blowback
« Reply #357 on: July 27, 2020, 05:56:53 PM »
There were 66 vehicle-ramming attacks against activists by right-wing terrorists  across the country in the nearly six weeks immediately after the police killing of George Floyd in late May. The New York Times reported that eye-opening stat on July 7. It’s a tactic that began in the West Bank and was employed by Hamas about a decade ago. ISIS followers picked it up later, terrorism scholar Mia Bloom wrote in Just Security on July 16.
https://www.justsecurity.org/71431/vehicle-ramming-the-evolution-of-a-terrorist-tactic-inside-the-us/

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Associated Press reports today “A protest against police violence in Austin, Texas, turned deadly when police said a protester was shot and killed by a person who drove through a crowd of marchers. And someone was shot and wounded in Aurora, Colorado, after a car drove through a protest there.”

https://apnews.com/4e6c60018ec531c889b1f6b963ff1d56

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/26/us/austin-shooting-texas-protests.html
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Re: George Floyd murder and blowback
« Reply #358 on: July 27, 2020, 06:49:28 PM »
Neo-nazi terrorists & police. The fascists dream-team.

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« Reply #359 on: July 27, 2020, 10:31:05 PM »
Revealed: Oil Giants Help Fund Powerful Police Groups In Top US Cities
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jul/27/fossil-fuels-oil-gas-industry-police-foundations

Investigation portrays fossil fuel industry as common enemy in struggle for racial and environmental justice in America

Big corporations accused of driving environmental and health inequalities in black and brown communities through toxic and climate-changing pollution are also funding powerful police groups in major US cities, according to a new investigation.

Some of America’s largest oil and gas companies, private utilities, and financial institutions that bankroll fossil fuels also back police foundations – opaque private entities that raise money to pay for training, weapons, equipment, and surveillance technology for departments across the US.

The investigation by the Public Accountability Initiative, a nonprofit corporate and government accountability research institute, and its research database project LittleSis, details how police foundations in cities such as Seattle, Chicago, Washington, New Orleans and Salt Lake City are partially funded by household names such as Chevron, Shell and Wells Fargo.

Report: https://news.littlesis.org/2020/07/27/fossil-fuel-industry-pollutes-black-brown-communities-while-propping-up-racist-policing

Police foundations are industry groups that provide substantial funds to local departments, yet, as nonprofits, avoid much public scrutiny.

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Modern-day Pinkertons?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinkerton_(detective_agency)

... During the labor strikes of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, businessmen hired the Pinkerton Agency to infiltrate unions, supply guards, keep strikers and suspected unionists out of factories, and recruit goon squads to intimidate workers.  ...

See also: Ford Hunger March/Massacre https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Hunger_March
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« Reply #360 on: July 28, 2020, 02:56:58 AM »
opaque private entities that raise money to pay for training, weapons, equipment, and surveillance technology for departments across the US.

How can that even be a thing.
And why are Americans ok with that?
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« Reply #361 on: July 28, 2020, 03:00:03 AM »
It's called an oligarchy   :-\
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Re: George Floyd murder and blowback
« Reply #362 on: July 29, 2020, 05:30:42 PM »
Cops violently arrest 14 y/o girl, while ignoring Proud Boy (neo-nazis) who punches a teenager right in front of them. Eugene, OR

Link >> https://www.reddit.com/r/AntifascistsofReddit/comments/hzi58y/cops_violently_arrest_14_yo_girl_while_ignoring/

Video at link.
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« Reply #363 on: July 29, 2020, 11:04:50 PM »
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« Reply #364 on: July 30, 2020, 04:15:03 AM »
So they did find out that the guy who started the first building on fire was basically a Nazi (part of some gang with Aryan in the title).

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/nationworld/ct-nw-george-floyd-unrest-umbrella-man-20200728-j5dwkcthcfg7djdsctcvr7thcq-story.html

I find myself more and more saying the line from Indiana Jones: "Nazis, I hate these guys"

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Re: George Floyd murder and blowback
« Reply #365 on: July 30, 2020, 08:46:06 AM »
05:36h of video footage of police brutality in 2020.

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« Reply #366 on: July 30, 2020, 09:28:19 AM »
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« Reply #367 on: July 30, 2020, 09:50:46 AM »
Double standards anyone?

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« Reply #368 on: July 30, 2020, 07:37:03 PM »
So much this:

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« Reply #369 on: July 30, 2020, 11:31:01 PM »
The Justice Department’s militarized police force is expanding to Cleveland, Detroit, and Milwaukee — which just happen to be “Cities in the swing states of Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin,” David Gura of NBC News pointed out Wednesday, after DOJ announced the pivot
https://twitter.com/davidgura/status/1288496670607646720

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/operation-legend-expanded-cleveland-detroit-and-milwaukee
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« Reply #370 on: August 01, 2020, 03:38:17 PM »
The final moments of Mike Ramos' life have been released. It shows him pleading, unarmed, with hands up before being shot and murdered by cops
Trigger warning: Death

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« Reply #371 on: August 01, 2020, 05:58:02 PM »
"If you can talk, you can breathe. Chill out." Conway, Arkansas officer dismisses cry of suspect being unable to breathe. He later died. The officers involved in the arrest were cleared of any criminal wrongdoing.

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« Reply #372 on: August 01, 2020, 06:05:46 PM »
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« Reply #373 on: August 02, 2020, 06:40:01 PM »
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« Reply #374 on: August 04, 2020, 11:56:48 AM »
Police bodycam footage shows moment-by-moment arrest of George Floyd

Trigger warning for obvious reasons. This is heartbreaking. A grown man terrified for his life - and he was right. It just hurts to watch.

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« Reply #375 on: August 04, 2020, 09:35:40 PM »
You can't make this shit up. Surely the 6yo was a huge danger for those cops.

Cops Handcuff Children, Assume Black Family Stole Vehicle

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« Reply #376 on: August 05, 2020, 03:20:37 PM »
Bill Barr Unsure If Peaceful Protesters Should Be Beaten

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« Reply #377 on: August 06, 2020, 06:38:01 AM »
So much this:



I love the symmetry of this logic and how one may apply that (ie judging multiple groups by the same metric).   

Also (not to defend them) cops are humans like the criminals and in my experience cops are as much the criminals as the public....  Why are so many people blind to that?   I can understand the want and need for a savior-force (just as with the tooth fairy) but what makes people delude themselves that it's actually possible or REAL?

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« Reply #378 on: August 06, 2020, 04:11:40 PM »
True.  Cops are no different from anyone else, and should be held to similar standards.  Unfortunately, many cops (and this applies to people in many other professions also) are given a break compared to the general population due to their line of work.  When someone in the underclass or menial job gets accused of wrongdoing, the onus is on them to prove otherwise.  When a similar accusation occurs to someone in a higher position, they are presumed innocent, and their accuser must show proof.  Should not everyone be granted that same benefit.  Recently, a provost at the University of Michigan has been fired due to sexual misconduct.  Allegations began to surface in 2003, but were brushed under the table in order to avoid tarnishing his reputation.  His reputation in research, diversity, and inclusion clouded the eyes of those who would investigate such accusations.  Had he been on a lower rung, I suspect these accusations would have received a much closer look.

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« Reply #379 on: August 06, 2020, 05:20:35 PM »
Or these two cops who raped an 18yo girl. They plead guilty to 11 charges. They walked away free anyway... You can't make this up.  :-[

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« Reply #380 on: August 07, 2020, 09:25:35 AM »
The New George Floyd Footage Proves NOTHING, Except that Conservatives WANT YOU DEAD

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« Reply #381 on: August 07, 2020, 09:34:03 AM »
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MINNEAPOLIS – A medical examiner’s finding that George Floyd had drugs in his system when he died is a “red herring” designed to draw attention away from the responsibility of a Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for several minutes, even after he stopped moving, an attorney for Floyd’s family said Tuesday.

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« Reply #383 on: August 10, 2020, 09:29:15 PM »
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