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  1. justice
An anonymous writer on Medium — identifying themself only as Officer A. Cab — has written an impassioned but scathing piece about the complicity of modern policing. This writer, claiming to be an ex-cop, shares his own shameful experiences being silenced for speaking against the "bad apple" officers, and eventually just going along with things…
  1. economy
Trump's treasury secretary Stephen Mnuchin today said the United States should not, as he puts it, shut down the economy again -- even if there is another surge in coronavirus cases. “We can’t shut down the economy again,” Mnuchin said on CNBC. "We can't shut down the economy again. I think we've learned that if…
  1. politics
• "I should not have been there.” • Milley said his presence “created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics.” America's top general said that showing up in combat fatigues with impeached President Donald Trump after a violent dispersal of protesters outside the White House last week was a "mistake." General Mark Milley…
  1. justice
https://youtu.be/Wf4cea5oObY A half-hour special episode on how police in America respond to protests against police brutality: with greater brutality, armed for war. As nationwide protests over the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor are met with police brutality, John Oliver discusses how the histories of policing and white supremacy are intertwined, the roadblocks to…
  1. fiction
Cole Carini, a 23-year-old Virginia man who turned up at hospital missing his hands and peppered with shrapnel, claims he was hurt in a lawnmower accident. the FBI, however, says he's a misogynist who fantasized about blowing up hot cheerleaders and was trying to assemble a bomb. On June 2, Cole Carini of Richlands, Virginia,…
  1. sports
Her name is Keke Palmer. She is amazing. She's an actor in Los Angeles, and an activist. Watch the entire video. Watch all of this. pic.twitter.com/YHq0QhXrnw— Gadi Schwartz (@GadiNBC) June 2, 2020 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js “Control this area?” Keke Palmer asked the guardsman. “What is it to control, man? March with us. It would send a huge…
  1. politics
https://twitter.com/MeetThePress/status/1268120994197254144 MSNBC reporter Casey Hunt asked Republican senators what they thought of Trump's gassing and grenading of people peacefully protesting the murder of George Floyd. “I didn’t really see it.” “I don’t have any comment. Thank you.” "..." "I'm late for lunch." "I didn't watch that closely enough to know what happened there."