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A man confused by confusion ...

WaPo reports...

As racial justice demonstrations stretched into their third week, President Trump on Wednesday said he would “not even consider” growing calls to rename U.S. military bases that honor Confederate generals. “Our history as the Greatest Nation in the World will not be tampered with,” Trump tweeted.


Confederate generals are what make us and our history the greatest nation in the world?

Either Or Or not sure.

A Chinese soccer legend has called for the downfall of the Communist Party in shock videos

Source: CNN

A retired Chinese soccer star has openly called for the downfall of China's ruling Communist Party... Hao Haidong, 50, was a household name among millions of soccer fans in China in the 1990s and 2000s..

Hao read out in Chinese a manifesto of the "Federal State of New China," a government proposed by Guo as an alternative to the Chinese Communist regime. "The Communist Party's totalitarian rule in China has caused horrific atrocities against humanity," he said, denouncing the party as a "terrorist organization" that has "trampled over democracy, violated the rule of law and dishonored lawful agreements.... I think the Chinese Communist Party should be kicked out of humanity. The ghost of Communism should no longer be allowed to drift in this world. This is what I've concluded after 50 years of living."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/06/asia/chinese-soccer-star-intl-hnk/index.html



This soccer player has balls.

Filing charges in George Floyd's death was the easy part. Now comes the hard part.

Paul Butler is the Albert Brick Professor in Law at Georgetown University. A former federal prosecutor, he is the author of “Chokehold: Policing Black Men.”

Analysis of he difficulties in getting a conviction against a police officer and the rational for the charges that were brought.

I am sympathetic to the desire to see punishment that reflects the gravity of the crime. First-degree murder in Minnesota carries a life sentence; 25 years is the maximum for third-degree murder. But police officers don’t usually get the maximum sentence in any case.

And a convicted murderer is a convicted murderer. That is far more likely with the third-degree charges because the prosecution has less to prove.

Meanwhile, there are risks on the other side. An acquittal in a case like this would be a crushing defeat not just for the prosecutors, but for all Americans who hope to see justice done. This is a case that prosecutors must win — and a third-degree murder conviction is better than no conviction at all.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/05/31/filing-charges-george-floyds-death-was-easy-part/

Der Fhrerbunker nt

DC Mayor Orders Curfew, Activates DC National Guard

Source: Public Safety Alert

Mayor Bowser is ordering a city wide curfew for the District of Columbia... She has also activated the DC National Guard to support the Metropolitan Police Department.

Read more: https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/3rd-day-george-floyd-protests-washington-dc/2318177/ to source

Black Agency, Black Revolt, and the Continuing Danger of the 'Outside Agitator' Narrative

Editorial on rejecting myth of “outside agitators” along with online disinfo.

I’ve been very concerned by the narrative I’ve seen many white people spreading online about the protests and riots being sparked by white outsiders, whether anarchists, right-wing provocateurs, or cops.... This rage has been given voice by people of many races, but this has overwhelmingly been led by black and brown youth. I say all of this based on personal experience at the precinct every night of this rebellion.

Officials blame outsiders for violence in Minnesota but contradict one another on who is responsible

Source: Washington Post

Leaders at the federal, state and local levels said large numbers of outsiders had seized upon protests begun by Minnesotans to advance their own political agendas.

But the officials offered little evidence to show who was responsible and contradicted one another on who was to blame.

They variously assigned responsibility for the escalating violence to far-right nationalists, left-wing radicals, drug cartels and possibly foreign agents in statements, news conferences and presidential tweets.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/officials-blame-outsiders-for-violence-in-minnesota-but-contradict-each-other-on-who-is-responsible/2020/05/30/d722e9d6-a2b1-11ea-b5c9-570a91917d8d_story.html



Every and any favorite boogie man.

Manhattan Public Defender: Incident all too familiar

"I’m a public defender in Manhattan. The Central Park video is all too familiar"

A white person calls the police on a black man. The police arrive and take the side of his white accuser, refusing to believe his version of events. He is arrested and arraigned. An outrageous bail amount is set. His family can’t afford to buy his freedom. He gets sent to Rikers Island, where he sits for days, months or sometimes years.

In cases I’ve taken to trial, the district attorney has offered recordings of “hysterical 911 calls” as evidence of my clients’ guilt, urging the jury to “just listen to the fear in her voice,” saying, “You can tell she can sense a threat,” and asking questions such as, “Why would she lie?” All too often, it works.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/im-a-public-defender-in-manhattan-the-central-park-video-is-all-too-familiar/2020/05/26/73c3de60-9f99-11ea-81bb-c2f70f01034b_story.html

Shepard Fairey - Angel of Hope and Strength

There was some speculation about the Nazi who...

... unfurled a Swastika flag at a Sanders rally. I came across some background information while following another story here on DU.

https://www.informant.news/p/we-helped-shut-this-nazi-down
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