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Jadon Sancho unveils 'justice for George Floyd' shirt after scoring

https://www.insider.com/video-jadon-sancho-hat-trick-george-floyd-shirt-2020-5



Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho tore off his jersey to reveal "Justice for George Floyd" written on his undershirt after scoring his first goal of the match on Sunday.
Sancho, who received a yellow card for his gesture — removing your jersey for any sort of celebration results in an automatic booking — was not the only Bundesliga player to make a show of solidarity on Sunday, as Gladbach forward Marcus Thuram took a knee after scoring his first goal of an earlier match in the day.
On Twitter, fans showed their support for both players using their platform to spread calls for justice.
Sancho would go on to score the first hat trick of his young career, leading Dortmund to a 6-1 victory.

https://twitter.com/FOXSoccer/status/1267144243568685057

His teammate, Achraf Hakimi, also revealed a shirt that read "Justice for George Floyd," after scoring a goal of his own.

https://twitter.com/FootballFunnnys/status/1267160194653577218

'antifa' will quickly start to mean ANYTHING anti-Trump in terms of Trump defining 'terrorism'

RW agents provocateur will dress up in all black, use black bloc tactics, and 'act' like 'antifa' to trigger massive crackdowns via hundreds (thousands?) of small localised false flag ops.

They have picked the perfect 'enemy' to weaponise as 'antifa' is extraordinarily nebulous and can be applied to a multiplicity of things, anything Rump wants to attack and kill-off.


This is a major inflection point on the road to an outright fascist coup d état.

Thousands Demand Firing of San Jose Cop Filmed Antagonizing, Swearing at Protesters

https://www.sanjoseinside.com/news/thousands-demand-firing-of-san-jose-cop-filmed-antagonizing-swearing-at-protesters/

One video shows the officer smirking, licking his lips and rocking back and forth, looking a little too excited to be facing off with protesters. Another clip shows him mean-mugging in much the same way. Both times, he directs an expletive at civilians. SJPD Officer Jared Yuen’s apparently antagonistic behavior emerged in tens of thousands of posts on social media since Friday, when cops clashed in downtown San Jose with people demonstrating against the killing of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis, specifically, and police brutality more broadly.

By the time a second round of protesters descended on City Hall the next day, the officer’s name was trending nationally on Twitter, with more than 30,000 mentions. One video was posted to the Reddit thread r/PublicFreakout where it garnered more than 70,000 up votes in the first 24 hours (and has since been locked.) In one of the videos, Yuen is heard yelling “shut up, bitch” at a female protester.

https://twitter.com/bisayaan/status/1266803816545939457

A second video shows him smirking at protestors as another cop asks the crowd to disperse. And in a third video, he’s heard saying, “Let’s get this motherf*cker.”

https://twitter.com/bowiezamudio/status/1266765863111127040

Since then, an untold thousands of people have called on Chief Eddie Garcia to fire Yuen and demanded answers from Mayor Sam Liccardo. Both Garcia and Liccardo swiftly condemned the killing of George Floyd and expressed sympathy for the public’s anger, but warned protesters to respect the rule of law.

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Some Twitter users compared Yuen’s behavior to that of Tou Thao—one of the three cops who looked on as Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck.

https://twitter.com/MAGGlEHE/status/1266851937745465345

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Seattle police officer caught kneeling on the necks of multiple George Floyd protestors

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/seattle-police-video-kneeling-neck-george-floyd-video-protests-violent-riots-a9541226.html

A Seattle police officer was seen kneeling on the necks of suspected looters amid protests against the death of George Floyd, who died after an officer kneeled on his neck in now-viral footage. The police department was responding to reports of looting at a T-Mobile on Saturday night when the incident occurred.

Journalist Matt McKnight recorded the confrontation and shared it to Twitter, showing the scene as multiple suspects were arrested outside of the vandalised store.

https://twitter.com/mattmillsphoto/status/1266960081389629440

A man wearing an orange sweatshirt could be seen being tackled to the ground by multiple officers, as one placed their knee of his neck while restraining his arms. Multiple protestors were heard in the video shouting “get off his neck!” as the man laid on the street, his head pressed into the ground.

At one point, a second officer pulls the other officer's knee from the man’s neck to his back, while continuing to restrain him. Several seconds before the confrontation between the officer and the man in the orange sweatshirt, the same cop appeared to be kneeling on the neck of another suspected looter while assisting with an arrest.

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WaPo: I was the prosecutor in the Freddie Gray case. Here's what Minneapolis should know.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/05/30/minneapolis-lessons-echoes-baltimore/

Marilyn Mosby is the Baltimore City state’s attorney.

Like any American, I was sickened by footage of a police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, forcing the life out of him as he struggled to say the words that have defined a movement: “I can’t breathe.” In 2015, I found myself at the heart of a similar national storm after Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man, was killed while in Baltimore City police custody. My office evaluated the evidence and decided to charge the officers responsible. This choice had repercussions that continue to reverberate for Baltimore — and that hold important lessons for Minneapolis.

Gray was killed as the result of a “rough ride”: He was placed in a metal police wagon head first, feet shackled and handcuffed. The officers did not strap him in, and his spine was partially severed in the back of that wagon. Later, his pleas for medical attention were ignored. As I reviewed the evidence, I considered that my office would prosecute any ordinary citizen for such an appalling act, so there was no reason to have a separate standard of justice for police.

I was a young, black, female prosecutor only a few months into the job, and many warned me against such action. There is a higher threshold for officers, I was told. Prosecuting police would damage my political career. Prosecutors partner with police; they don’t charge them. As one of the first to apply the routine standard of justice to police, my team faced long odds. We received death threats and hate mail. People protested outside my home; some posted my address and photos of my children online. None of it deterred our pursuit of justice on behalf of Freddie Gray.

There are differences with the case of George Floyd. For starters, there is clear video of an officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes while he gasps for air and pleads to breathe. Such evidence would have been the “smoking gun" in Gray’s case, which is why I was perplexed to hear Hennepin County, Minn., District Attorney Michael Freeman announce Thursday that he hadn’t yet pressed charges because he didn’t want to repeat the “rush to charge” and "rush to justice” of the Gray case.

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Thousands chanting "black lives matter" in front of the US Embassy in Berlin, Germany

https://twitter.com/CarlNasman/status/1266763136100708353


Stunning aerial views from today’s protest downtown Toronto

https://twitter.com/TinaYazdani/status/1266864165840453632


Black Lives Matter protesters marched through the UK today chanting "I can't breathe" over the death of George Floyd in the US.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/trafalgar-square-george-floyd-black-lives-matter-a4455596.html


Trafalgar Square London









South London







The more things change...

https://digbysblog.net/2020/05/the-more-things-change/

https://twitter.com/djrothkopf/status/1266805584311042049

Bill Barr in 1992:



He’s always been that guy.

Trump Is the Looter

The president is exposing problems in America that most did not want to see.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/trump-exposes-america-we-didnt-want-see/612331/



You’d think Donald Trump would have more sympathy for looters, being a looter himself. The president has helped himself to money from the U.S. Treasury, using political power to direct public money to his personal businesses. It’s not as visual as a riot, but until 2017 it would have been regarded as equally criminal. But no, he seems to think they deserve the death penalty: “These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen,” he said on Twitter about the protesters in Minneapolis. “Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”

The Trump years have confronted all Americans with stark contrasts in the treatment of crime depending on the status of the criminal. The day before the police killing of Floyd, the president and his supporters were voicing passionate concerns for the alleged maltreatment of Michael Flynn by the justice system. Then a helpless man is choked to death on a public street in full public view and—well, he was no choirboy, the president’s supporters explain. Every public official in Minneapolis and Minnesota has condemned the violence in connection with the protests after the Floyd killing. That violence looks to have been started by outside activists, acting on their own agenda. The CBS affiliate in Minneapolis has reported that locals did not recognize the troublemakers. One person caught on camera smashing windows was a lone white man wearing a professional-looking anti-tear-gas mask.

However the violence started, it’s the job of police to suppress it with minimum hurt to human beings, even at the cost of some damage to property. When pro-Trump protesters descended on state capitals to demand reopening, nobody shot at them, not even when they endangered police lives by screaming into their faces, unmasked, during a pandemic. Nobody shot at them when they carried weapons into state legislative buildings to intimidate state legislators and governors. And of course, those protesters received the full-throated endorsement of President Trump. “Liberate Minnesota!” Trump tweeted on April 17. Threats of armed violence by pro-Trump demonstrators forced the shutdown of the Michigan legislature in mid-May. But about that militancy, Trump was indulgent. He tweeted May 1: “The Governor of Michigan should give a little, and put out the fire. These are very good people, but they are angry. They want their lives back again, safely! See them, talk to them, make a deal.”

An armed intruder is not a peaceful protester. If the targets yield before the intruder discharges his weapon at them, they have still been coerced. The threat of violence works only to the extent that the imminence of violence is credible. And it was imminent violence that pro-Trump protesters displayed in Minnesota, in Michigan, in the state of Washington. But no federalizing of the National Guard there, no threats of indiscriminate shooting, only gentle understanding of people who gridlocked state capitals in service of their abject lunatic theory that Bill Gates wanted to inject microchips into their bums. The Trump presidency has shown America aspects of itself that few of us wished to see. Even having been forced to watch them up close through three shameful years of presidential corruption, those aspects are still hard for many of us to accept. But along with the monuments of law, along with the rhetoric of liberty, along with the proud achievements of American history, there also exists the realities that Trump daily exposes: impunity for some forms of looting, impunity for some forms of violence, impunity for some forms of lawbreaking.

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Keisha Lance Bottoms with the RIGHTEOUS anger

Just wow. Calling the looters UP, not out, yet demanding justice. So powerful. Love plus anger.

Paraphrasing

'Want to make a difference? Want real CHANGE? Don't burn your own neighbourhood down, go and VOTE.'

This is a clarifying moment. It shows exactly what Facebook is and who Zuckerberg is.

I will post screenshots, to click on the links, go on the thread at the link right below

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1265988524043616263.html









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