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,…

USPS: has the damage already been done (elsewhere)

Reports in various places of locks placed on mailboxes.  Leaving mailboxes but they’re sealing & locking the openings! Darn semantics, leave the boxes, take the cannoli and the constitutional democracy. The labor slowdown may doom the entire effort despite any funding correction because IMPOTUS* continues the disinformation campaign about mail-in ballots. Meadows says no more…

Did an ex-military contractor throw IEDs at Portland protesters

Like the DHS and DoJ contractors deployed with the miscellaneous tactical units, a variety of former military are formally and informally at play during the Portland protests. In this case, a rogue element was pursued by citizen activists because these “contractors” were trying to escalate peaceful protests. The Military Industrial Complex has dregs as well as…

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…

John Lewis Rest in Power

“Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) died on Friday at the age of 80 after battling with pancreatic cancer, per multiple reports, including NBC News and Politico. Why it matters: Lewis, one of the organizers and speakers for the infamous 1963 March on Washington and led the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches, served in…