Bellingcat has identified and collected multiple instances of US law enforcement deliberately targeting journalists during the protests against the killing of George Floyd. The arrest of a CNN crew in Minneapolis while broadcasting live on air on
Linda Tirado is a photographer and the author of Hand to Mouth: The Truth About Being Poor in a Wealthy World.
And as of Saturday afternoon, she’s blind in one eye.
In this video, two cops are seen detaining a black man. The casual racism and hostility to a peaceful bystander is appalling in any case, but these cops have made a worse error: the man they’ve handcuffed identifies himself as an FBI agent. They free the man at once.
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Los Angeles Times – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – May 30, 7:29 PM
What was your first reaction when you saw the video of the white cop kneeling on George Floyd’s neck while Floyd croaked, “I can’t breathe”? If you’re white, you probably muttered a horrified, “Oh, my God” while shaking
“Get your fucking knee off his neck!” people repeatedly shout as a cop dares to restrain a man by shoving his knee into the guy’s neck. The cop’s partner looks around, realizes what’s happening (or realizes that they’re on camera), and pushes the cop’s knee away.
A majority of U.S. adults think that misinformation about the the COVID-19 pandemic is a problem, according to survey results released Monday by Gallup and the Knight Foundation. And who are its sources?
Asked to identify the two most common sources of misinformation, a combined 68 percent name social media and 54 percent the Trump administration, though more give the Trump administration as their first response (47 percent) than social media (15 percent).
That’s the front page of the NY Times today, listing the names of hundreds of the nearly 100,000 Americans who have died from Covid-19 (the full listing is of ~1000 names and continues inside the paper).
Twitter last night hid one of President Trump’s tweet behind a warning, saying that it broke the company’s policy against glorifying violence. In the tweet, Trump branded protestors in Minneapolis ‘THUGS’ and suggested they should be shot.
….These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. 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. Thank you!
The news: Twitter placed a warning label on a tweet from US President Donald Trump early on May 29, saying that it violated the platform’s rules against “glorifying violence.” In the tweet, sent at 12:53 a.m., the president called Minneapolis protesters demonstrating against the death of a black man in police custody “THUGS,” threatened military intervention, and said that “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.”