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The haze of preemptive violence “to save” rather than take lives is a common rationalization for police dynamic entry or sneak attacks in war. The mediated versions of explanatory narratives tell a more complex interpretive story as the killing of Breonna Taylor has shown. Even after the out-of-court financial settlement and the...

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  • December 31, 2020

This needs attention: Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Amy McGrath on Thursday called on state Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R) to release the grand jury report in the killing of Breonna Taylor. “Breonna's family and Kentucky deserve to know what happened the night she was killed. The fact that the grand...

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  • September 26, 2020

In revisionist history, perhaps the Union troops hunting down John Wilkes Booth were only interested in him because of some ‘wanton endangerment’. We do know who’s a snake in these counterfactual historical narratives. x For sure! It’d be like charging John Wilkes Booth for shooting recklessly inside a crowded theater....

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  • September 24, 2020

Biden continues to lead with no slippage nationally, and is apparently perceived by 13% as more intelligent than Trump (sic). x New Quinnipiac national poll: Biden 52%Trump 42% Second national poll of the day putting Biden +10, after MU Lawhttps://t.co/xUqrQzeaBs— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) September 23, 2020 x Brutal numbers for...

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  • September 23, 2020

There is a likelihood that there could be federal charges, even after the settlement reached with Taylor’s family. More likely will be new civil disorder that already has destroyed lives. x BREAKING: Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is expected to clear all three LMPD officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death as...

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  • September 22, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the Wisconsin Democratic Party: In the wake of the horrifying police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha, who was shot in the back while his three children watched, Governor Evers called the State Legislature into a special session on police accountability and transparency....

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  • August 26, 2020

Sorry I missed this: x Today marks 100 days since the KY AG took on the Breonna Taylor case and still no final report. Release the findings or hand it over to an independent counsel who can ensure a fair and timely process.— Amy McGrath (@AmyMcGrathKY) August 21, 2020 Amy...

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  • August 24, 2020

When founders, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi began a movement, I am certain they knew it would be controversial. What they achieved was to set in motion the recognition of truth in three words, Black Lives Matter. To refute their assertion, primarily white Americans countered with All Lives...

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  • July 27, 2020

I don’t know how else to describe someone who is pro-coronavirus as anything but evil, or as The Louisville Courier-Journal columnist Joseph Gerth calls Kentucky State Attorney General as “bidding to become Kentucky’s most prolific serial killer.”  But Daniel Cameron is evil.  During the midst of a surging viral epidemic, Cameron has taken...

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  • July 18, 2020

Another bit of information has come out about the Louisville police killing of Breonna Taylor.  The new LMPD Chief has stated that Officer Hankinson fired ten shots through Taylor’s patio door and window. Interim Police Chief Robert Schroeder's letter to Hankison on Friday notified him of the chief's intent to terminate his...

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  • June 20, 2020

The Louisville Courier-Journal is reporting today that one of the police officers involved in the Breonna Taylor killing will be terminated. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Mayor Greg Fischer announced Friday that Louisville Metro Police is initiating termination of Officer Brett Hankison, one of three LMPD officers to fire weapons on March...

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  • June 19, 2020

Received two e-mails from U.S. Senator Tina Smith’s (D. MN) re-election campaign: Hello — For eight minutes and forty-six seconds, a police officer pinned George Floyd to the ground with his knee on his neck and the full weight of his body. For eight minutes and forty-six seconds, three other...

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  • June 12, 2020

Sigh.  More wonderful news out of my home state of Kentucky. First, one of the cops involved with shooting Breonna Taylor is now being investigated for sexually assaulting two women.  And one of the ministers who won a Kentucky court case allowing in person attendance for church services has now had to...

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  • June 9, 2020

NOTE: I would like to apologize for the use of some archaic language and painfully explicit descriptions in what follows. Difficult as it is to read, I believe it helps highlight true horrors in our past that Americans must confront. Even before the first protesters demanding justice for all took...

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  • June 7, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the progressive organization, Progress America: Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas has always been willing to go out on a limb in the name of extremism. When Barack Obama was President, and Sen. Cotton had been in the Senate for a bit over a year, Cotton...

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  • June 4, 2020

That’s fighting words: x Donald trump is scum for fueling racist hate and violence in our country.— Ed Markey (@EdMarkey) June 1, 2020 Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) lashed out at President Trump on Monday, calling him “scum” and accusing him of “fueling” racism and hatred in America amid protests over the death of George Floyd....

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  • June 2, 2020

(Originally, I had done something on a MMT podcast with some of its major luminaries, but I’ll save it for a future AC chat diary, since Historical events seem more important for MeetUps) 'Boogaloo' Is The New Far-Right Slang For Civil War  x The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA...

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  • May 31, 2020
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