Darn that BLM Plaza. Trump wanted a Space Force, when unlike an army in outer space, on this planet, it’s not about force in the urban space of protest and speech rights. In the 12 days of protest since the killing of George Floyd. the decline of paramilitary force in confronting protests has actually increased public participation and decreased conflicts and arrests. Anyone taking a knee claims a place, and taking it with your opponent sends s different message, especially as large crowds now are taking a knee.
Like the “headline police” getting upset without reading the actual article (because that never happens), the literal racism of the Prison Industrial Complex has spilled onto the right to protest in public. Trump has deployed federal prison riot squads to ensure conflict and brutality. Because to people like Trump, buildings, federal or otherwise matter more than people’s rights. Darn those property rights. And yet no one has burned down a Trump hotel or resort. Darn the irony of mourning buildings that will outlive and yet contextualize protest. Doubtless Trump will claim the construction of #Babygate has deterred the second burning of the White House.
Stan Wischnowski, the top editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer, resigned on Saturday, days after an article with the headline “Buildings Matter, Too,”
The top editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer has resigned following an uproar over a headline bemoaning property damage incurred during the protests against police brutality and racial injustice.The newspaper announced on Saturday that Stan Wischnowski, 58, was stepping down as senior vice-president and executive editor, after apologizing on Wednesday for the “horribly wrong” decision to use the headline “Buildings Matter, Too” on a column Tuesday. suggesting an equivalence between the loss of buildings and the lives of black Americans.
The tone-deaf headline, suggesting an equivalence between the loss of buildings and the lives of black Americans, prompted a public denouncement from staff. The features reporter Brandon Bell wrote on Twitter that he was calling in “sick and tired” to work on Thursday. About 30 members of a staff of about 210 skipped work for the same reason, a spokesman said.
Bell was among those who distributed an open letter of protest, saying African American journalists were tired of careless mistakes that made it harder to do their jobs and, at worst, put lives at risk.
The Inquirer headline appeared over an article by the architecture critic Inga Saffron, who worried that buildings damaged in violence over the past week could “leave a gaping hole in the heart of Philadelphia”.
The newspaper drew fresh scorn after it replaced that headline online with one that read, “Black Lives Matter. Do Buildings?” Eventually, the newspaper settled on: “Damaging buildings disproportionately hurt the people protesters are trying to uplift.”
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“He has maxed out his base. He’s got his 40% and will keep it, but it isn’t growing…As for suburban women, they’d crawl over broken husbands to vote him out. He is proud of his many billionaire friends and think they love him. They don’t. Their support is utterly transactional