Trump says paintballs would be defensive

“Coming from out of town to drive through crowds of people, spraying mace, and shooting paintballs all falls under “self defense.” Interesting. So if BLM travels to the suburbs and does the same, you would defend it as well?” Or more stupidly, is Trump condoning their use by non-LEOs when he goes to Kenosha tomorrow. x…

Le Petomane Trump’s line between real and fake Americans excludes urban people of all sorts

“Work, work, work, work, work, work, work. (turns to the bosom of a female staffer) Hello boys! Have a good night's rest? I missed you! Gentlemen, affairs of state must take precedent over… affairs of state.” Trump is truly Le Petomane. Trump’s America must remedy the horrible ills of . . . Trump’s America. x “Trump is attempting to win suburban voters back by feeding…

Jacob Blake protests in Kenosha Wisconsin

Blake is currently paralyzed from the waist down having been shot seven times by police.  x BREAKING: Jacob Blake, a Black man shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is paralyzed from the waist down, his father tells the Chicago @Suntimes. Doctors don't know if the paralysis will be permanent. https://t.co/pCiKvzTK2Z— The Associated Press (@AP) August 25,…

NY Daily News front page contrasts pouty Trump with grown-up past presidents

This pretty much says it all, doesn’t it? From today’s New York Daily News cover story: One by one, former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton stood tall Thursday at the Atlanta funeral of civil rights icon John Lewis, honoring the life and legacy of the fearless Congressional veteran. And in Washington, current…

ACAB comes with the territory – can policing (ever) change

Community policing can happen even if it’s been talked about for half a century against a backdrop of paramilitary enforcement and military intelligence. Sadly, the change must be serious and even more radical, requiring even greater defunding/retraining and anti-corruption. x LA Mayor Eric Garcetti is speaking right now about police reforms. He’s joined by #LAPD Chief…

Rest in Power, Garrett Foster

Garrett Foster was shot and killed as he tried to protect his disabled wife during a peaceful march in Austin Texas. The alleged killer has been arrested.  Austin PD, per NYT: “The driver opened fire from inside the car as Mr. Foster approached. Another person in the crowd pulled out a handgun and shot at…

Pew Pew … #TrumpsGestapo point their guns at photographer during #PortlandProtests

Trump's cosplay paramilitary uses repression stunts to reinforce GOP's voter suppression message, pointing their tiny mushrooms. x “I can't turn my back. But I fear for my life”: photographer captures pictures of #TrumpsGestapo pointing their guns at him during #PortlandProtests https://t.co/GgFF9VOtmx— Julie Laumann (@Otpor17) July 23, 2020 Putting the sado in sado-populism, Trump is surging(sic) violence…