Sunday, May 31, 2020

Tanker charges crowd In Minneapolis

Hand sanitizer duct taped to a pole for demonstrators

Every meal we eat is thanks to farm workers who are out in the fields day after day during this crisis. Tell your senator to protect them

As looting takes place in Santa Monica on Sunday, a couple of protesters put their lives in danger by standing in front of the REI store to stop the ransacking.

Brilliant reporting by @KocoMcAboy on heroic protesters protecting a store.

HAPPENING NOW: with peaceful protesters gathering for the 3rd night in a row at Barclays. We hope the NYPD + @NYCMayor stop escalating & agitating & attacking everyone who has shown up & keeps showing to say #blacklivesmatter

Open season on the free press: Journalists targeted in attacks as U.S. protests rage

Scoop: President Trump and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke by phone on Friday

So what part of #BLACK_LIVES_MATTERS are these white folks supporting while they are looting?

Wow, our @FoxPhil just interviewed a looter in Santa Monica who said he’s from Indiana and just got into LA today. When asked why he’s here, he said he doesn’t know.

BREAKING: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announces two officers who arrested a Spelman College and Morehouse College student using excessive force and a taser are now fired. Three others are on desk duty.

Excerpts from today's Press conference by Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Mark Harrington, on arrest, weapons confiscation, out of state actors, and by Minnesota Governor Timothy James Walz on the DDOS attack on state computer infrastructure.

Erik Prince Recruits Ex-Spies to Help Infiltrate Liberal Groups

If President Trump is going to accuse his political opponents of fueling "domestic terrorism," then he needs to explain why he has repeatedly re-tweeted supporters of QAnon, a far-right conspiracy movement that the FBI says poses a domestic terror threat.

Incredible set-up and cleanup response outside Target on Lake

Florida’s Seen a ‘Statistically Significant’ Uptick in Pneumonia Deaths. The CDC Says It’s Likely COVID.

I know there are good cops. Maybe if they stopped the bad ones from killing black people it might help.

The president flicks another lit match on the tinderbox that is the US

It appears almost every major city is now under a curfew. Hopefully this breaks the cycle of professional agitators weaponizing legitimate protests, and gives @FBI some time to find those agitators and arrest them.

We are a nation in pain right now, but we must not allow this pain to destroy us. As President, I will help lead this conversation — and more importantly, I will listen, just as I did today visiting the site of last night's protests in Wilmington.

I’m back out here reporting on today’s protests in DC. Hundreds of people, including many college students and teenagers, are marching down Georgia Avenue from Howard University down to Lafayette Square

In less than one week, the US military went from doing flyovers for healthcare workers to shooting them.

Regarding President saying he’d designate Antifa terrorist group - uh, who’s going to do that in government? State Department designates foreign terrorist groups, no domestic terrorism designation. I’d be ok designating white supremacist groups, Antifa isn’t even really a thing

Dumb spies.

"For Trump, just as the pandemic gave him another opportunity to divide the country, the horrendous killings of blacks in Minneapolis, Louisville and Atlanta have given him one more chance to see bad people on only one side," says @carlsonmargaret

Why is the national security advisor even the person to have on to talk about police forces in the first place? Separate realms.

Incredible work happening in New England. Collaborative efforts are being made to fund #dairyfarmers to send fresh products to food banks, preventing food waste and taking strain off struggling food relief efforts.

“It’s Like, ‘Fuck You, America’”: Aided by the Fed’s Cheap Money, Carl Icahn Is Exiting Herbalife and Making a Killing

Just gone 6am here in New Zealand and i'm almost scared to even ask. Are you still there America?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that she "kind of ignore(s)" President Donald Trump's controversial comments on the nationwide protests spurred by the recent killing of an unarmed black man in Minnesota

See something, say something. Don’t let anyone of any color or motivation make things worse.

Instead of focusing on who is and isn't a riot agitator (there will always be external forces stirring the pot), focus on the police and national guard behavior last night. So much of it was abhorrent and exactly why there was a protest in the first place. It was a police riot.

#Miami #FortLauderdale THIS is the correct message....

There is great hope for America when police officers are joining the marches for justice.

Genesee County Sheriff (Flint, Michigan) Chris Swanson put down his helmet and baton and asked protesters how he could help. The protesters chanted "walk with us" so the Sheriff joined — and walked alongside the protesters in solidarity. Leadership

North Korea still operating, improving major nuclear fuel plant, experts say

idk, seems noteworthy that, given all the built-in advantages of incumbency, Trump is down 10 points to a guy live-streaming from his den.

I witnessed first hand how these fucking white people are trying to fuck this up

What we’re witnessing, yet again, is what happens when police receive all of the tools of war and virtually none of the accountability for the violence that they perpetrate.

We need leaders who will lift up our values of life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness for ALL Americans. There is too much at stake to not vote in the upcoming election. Here are some important dates for the Democratic primary runoff.

Just one eensy-teensy problem with this, other than that it’s psychopathically fascistic: There IS no “Antifa organization” to designate thus. They’re not like ISIS or Proud Boys.

“Police shot this journalist in the eye with a non-lethal round. Her doctors attempted to save it, but the eye had exploded and now she is permanently blind in that eye. The police shot a journalist on American soil.”

“This is like Charlottesville all over again. He speaks and he makes it worse. There are times when you should just be quiet. And I wish that he would just be quiet.” Atlanta Mayor @KeishaBottoms reacts to President Trump’s handling of protests across the country.

Jake Paul came under fire after a video showed him in a crowd of people who were looting and vandalizing an Arizona mall

Rep. John Lewis: "I see you, and I hear you. I know your pain, your rage, your sense of despair and hopelessness. Justice has, indeed, been denied for far too long. Rioting, looting, and burning is not the way. Organize. Demonstrate. Sit-in. Stand-up. Vote. Be constructive."

Police fired pepper spray at demonstrators near the White House and the D.C. National Guard was called in as pockets of violence and vandalism erupted during a second straight night of protests.

Message to Trump’s Doctors- For the hundredth time, he’s a high risk for falling. It’s on you when it happens in public. You will be held accountable & history will judge you for letting a dementia patient tell you what to do & lying for him. You own this.

I assure you, Donald J Trump would not know what the word “foment” means if you told him

YouTube star Jake Paul and his friends were caught “looting” and trashing property in a Scottsdale mall last night amid protests

Biden leads Trump in Post-ABC poll as president’s coronavirus rating slips

Rep. Anthony Sabatini @AnthonySabatini · 7h Attention potential “protesters” coming near Lake County, FL. This is an AR-15—this will be a very common sight upon illegal entry at any Lake County business—FYI!

If you see a video clip of an unclear confrontation where the content is interpreted by accompanying text -- think before you RT/like. These clips are a key vehicle of disinfo and psyop content, designed to prey on emotion, inflame divisions. Yes, you have probably posted one

Police Erupt in Violence Nationwide

dystopian scenes in Minneapolis tonight

This is no time for incendiary tweets. This is no time to encourage violence. This is a national crisis — and we need real leadership right now.

We must demilitarize our police.

Amazing how not one member of the Berlin police department is firing tear gas or rubber bullets at these innocent protesters.

Anyone remember Coronavirus? You know, that huge pandemic that should have us social spreading until a vaccine is found that killed 103K Americans. We taking a break?

Intel reports say Russia is trying to stoke chaos in US before election. Mission accomplished.

It's like they've made a decision they don't want the country seeing footage of what they're doing.

After a very difficult night in DC, the area around the White House is quiet. Teaism restaurant took possibly the worst hit. Rage is evident in the graffiti, which is on many buildings from White House Historical Assoc to Hay Adams to AFL-CIO, but majority of bldgs undamaged.

I bet Canada feels like they live in the Apartment above a Meth Lab right about now..

HIGH TRIGGER WARNING : POLICE BRUTALITY AGAINST PROTESTING CIVILIANS. PLEASE WATCH AT YOUR OWN RISK but this is literally so fucking disgusting but will the news show this side of the protest?? no..... know why? ..... because that’s not what “sells”

Where is Mitch McConnell and his Chinese govt. connected wife? Why no emergency on his radar?

They even have their own racist gang sign:

FBI warned of white supremacists in law enforcement 10 years ago. Has anything changed?

Important piece on the #CCP's push to change the @UN Human Rights Council. As the #US withdraws isn't it time for other countries to step up and show leadership? Do they really want a ‘Human Rights Council with CCP characteristics’?

A white police officer who thinks it’s the police who are/were suffering “oppression” — SMDH

they were literally SITTING????????? PEACEFULLY??????? this is absolutely insane.

Russia’s Health Ministry granted a temporary registration certificate to the country’s first Covid-19 medicine, a generic version of the Japanese flu drug Avigan

Former NFL executive ⁦@joelockhart⁩ on the league’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick: “I was wrong. I think the teams were wrong for not signing him. Watching what's going on in Minnesota, I understand how badly wrong we were.”

When they heard about patients falling sick with a mysterious pneumonia in Wuhan on Dec. 31, Taiwan’s health officials sent an email to the WHO asking for more information. This inquiry has become fodder for the political brawl between China and the U.S

Never forget white men stormed the Michigan state capital weeks ago with AK15s and the police didn’t even blink. No tear gas. No arrests. @realDonaldTrump didn't threaten death to US citizens. The @gop didn‘t rush to blame “far left extremists”.

watching a stream of the union square protests to see this police officer throw up what looks to be a white power sign. stay safe out there, these cops are monsters.

I've never seen a country cry out for leadership more in my entire life. We need help. Badly

Right, this is how much MAGA loves them.


I see people reacting to this thread negatively. I get it. And... The warning is how authoritarians rise & stick, based on a playbook. There’s a reason donald feels no need to speak to our nation. He’s hoping to gain a 2nd term from chaos. And history tells us, he just might.

WATCH: Chef Daniel Humm has turned his Michelin-starred eatery Eleven Madison Park into a charity kitchen, preparing free meals for frontline workers and underprivileged New Yorkers

Spain to extend lockdown to 21st June - El Pais

Revealing scene. Black woman trying to restrain young white men from mayhem outside Baltimore City Hall. She says they're placing African Americans at greater risk. White guy's response: "They're going to kill you anyway!"

Batman has arrived at a protest

When you hear that “out of state actors” are inciting violence and escalating protests to riots, remember that Trump’s bff Putin probably had something to do with it.

Cause they are all in...

Based on events over the last few days, tRUmp stands a pretty good chance of winning 4 more years. It’s lIke no one on Twitter or in MSM learned the lessons of Moscow’s 2015-2016 “activities“ that helped his election in the first place. You’ve been warned.

We knew Trump would start a war before the election, but we didn't know it would be here.

Chief of police taking a knee in Santa Cruz, California.

George Floyd's brother on talking with Trump: "He didn't give me the opportunity to even speak. It was hard. I was trying to talk to him but he just kept pushing me off, like, I don't want to hear what you're talking about. I just told him I want justice."

Absolutely horrifying. Now more than ever, we need the cameras on and we need honest reporting of what’s happening. This officer must face swift accountability.

I hope all this violence stops before anyone else is hurt. And I hope all of you arguing that these past two days are going to show America just how important it is to get rid of Trump are right. But historically, riots benefit the GOP, not the Democrats. This is a fact.

Thread: There's a fair amount of disinformation and misinformation going around about the federal government's legal authority to use troops to help respond to the unrest in Minneapolis. Here's a short #thread with answers (and citations to authority) for the five big questions:

watching a stream of the union square protests to see this police officer throw up what looks to be a white power sign. stay safe out there, these cops are monsters.

Atlanta Mayor @KeishaBottoms: “If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week. There is still a pandemic in America that’s killing black and brown people at higher numbers.”

Share widely: National guard and MPD sweeping our residential street. Shooting paint canisters at us on our own front porch. Yelling “light em up”

See the Mueller Report about Ferguson -

REMINDER: Journalists should never be arrested or targeted for doing their jobs.

All 3 cable news networks broadcasting now from Minneapolis. The difference in the coverage is fascinating. Msnbc is full les mis. CNN has that gritty hurricane coverage feel. FoxNews is in a different part of the city entirely, mostly commercials. (BBC thinks we are all bonkers)

If you're wondering why so many police officers in different cities fired DIRECTLY at members of the press today ON CAMERA, look no further than Trump's new tweet TODAY once again calling the press "The enemy of the people"

Rod Rosenstein counseling the Mike Flynn-connected Israeli spyware company NSO Group - that help murder Jamal Khashoggi - well, it's a bad look. Thread.

I'm wondering how anyone's Federal security officer would feel about working for any of these firms after prosecuting National Security Division cases. Any ideas on how this might be a thing?

Remarkable on MSNBC: @AliVelshi reporting in Minneapolis as police fire tear gas. "Nobody was doing anything. They pulled in, they opened fire." "There has been no provocation. There was nothing that happened whatsoever. The police pulled into this intersection unprovoked."

Thread: Fugitive Oleksandr Onyshchenko revealed by Russian propoganda outlet Sputnik to be source who gave Biden Poroshenko tapes to Andrii Derkach In Dec Onyshchenko claimed to have dirt on Biden Fun fact - in 2006 Onyschenko bought rights to Miss Ukraine from Trump (HT @StacyJannis )

NFL - You gotta be fucking kidding me

We will learn who is responsible for vandalism, violence & arson as arrests mount. Barr claims far left extremists are doing it but offers no evidence. It’s a sign he knows white supremacists & Russia are involved & is covering for them. This feels like a last ditch op for Trump.

I repeated over and over I was press. One protester told me to leave the area because I would not be safe there. That’s behind us, reporting continues on Q13FOX.

The symbolism of a billionaire-owned, for-profit space company launching astronauts high above the heads of thousands of people protesting state brutality and oppression amid a global pandemic and economic collapse should not be lost on anyone

Europe’s push to revive battered economies looks to be on track

In New Jersey police have literally started marching with protesters.

Can anybody in law enforcement help me understand why police officers would make it their official business to loot water from and destroy the medical supplies of people they are "supposed to be" protecting?

This is an ideological statement, not borne out by evidence. Coming from the DOJ, this is terrifying.

I’m going to keep this shorter version of the Chris Jansing clip for whenever the news is awful

I close today with a very heavy heart. I ache for my country and all those in pain. I rage at a national leadership bereft of empathy and the minimal instincts of de escalation. May tomorrow shine its light upon a path towards love, peace, and most importantly, justice. — Dan Rather

Beijing’s decision to force national security laws on Hong Kong has outraged many in the European Union, but governments are struggling over how to react

The rest of the world should stand up for Hong Kong

"This past week has brought tragedy upon tragedy to our nation. ... But our President was mostly busy with other things,"

I have many questions. Here’s one for now: Does Chris Wray have a red line?

It’s not that long til November. Mr. Barr is a frightened man. And he should be frightened #DanaBoente #CarolinaConspiracy #TrumpRussia

Congrats to the Space-X astronauts who have picked an excellent time to leave Earth.

I’m old enough to remember two weeks ago when mobs of white people armed themselves to the teeth and stormed state capitals to cough on cops because they wanted haircuts and apparently that was fine???

What country are we in?

Oh my god. What is the @NYPDnews doing?

JUST IN: I asked Minnesota Attorney General @keithellison if he had any reaction to AG Barr’s statement blaming the violence in MN and elsewhere on “far left agitators” (a claim not borne out by facts so far). His reply: “Horrible.”

Some protestors in Brooklyn calling to loot the Target, but organizers are rushing in front of the store to stop them, keep things non-violent

Shaun King Keeps Raising Money, and Questions About Where It Goes

Hey @KerriKupecDOJ, isn't that room still a SCIF? And if so, why are there cell phones in it--including the one this picture was presumably taken with?

Salt Lake City cops shove down an elderly man with a cane for the crime of standing along the street:

As is inevitably the case, a bad week for America is a good week for Trump. His only chance is chaos and conflict. If extremes on both sides rule the day, an authoritarian figure becomes more attractive.

Just in from @JoeBiden: “We are a nation in pain, but we must not allow this pain to destroy us. We are a nation enraged, but we cannot allow our rage to consume us. We are a nation exhausted, but we will not allow our exhaustion to defeat us.”

Boy you’d think a country that can equip every cop like a soldier could equip every doctor like a doctor

Hey, Kent County white people how about you protest on the streets of East Grand Rapids or Forest Hills or Rockford or any of your white flight communities instead of bashing windows and leaving POC to carry the blame?

A hell of a lot of journalists across the country were targeted by police tonight, despite reportedly identifying themselves as such. We need to have a talk about this.

I keep seeing videos of the police escalating things.

rump announces that he’s postponing the G7 until at least September and wants to invite additional countries, including Russia, Australia, South Korea. He calls the current formation “a very outdated group of countries.” (Russia was kicked out over its annexation of Crimea.)

Watching this country burn from coast to coast, it’s obvious people are angry. Yes, George Floyd touched this off. But let’s not forget: 103k+ are dead, most of them black and brown. 40 million people are unemployed. This is a nation in crisis.

It’s thrilling that Bill Barr fired Dana Boente. @JoeBiden can reappoint him, in fact, he would be an ideal AG for Biden. The reason it’s thrilling is because of everything that happened early 2017 that Boente took the lead on

Giuliani's NYPD, in plainclothes, murdered 23 year old Amadou Diallo while he was walking home. They fired 41 shots and hit him 19 times. He committed no crime and had no weapon. All four officers who shot and killed him were acquitted of all charges.

Insanity outside the White House. Three warnings of an unlawful assembly from the Secret Service before storming into the crowd. A lot of people have been hit with paper spray. In all the chaos, at least one person was tossed to the ground and presumably arrested.

Target has temporarily closed 175 stores across the United States amid protests over the death of George Floyd. 71 stores are closed in Minnesota, 49 are closed in California and 12 are closed in New York. The rest are closed in various other states.

Donald Trump’s spouting of white supremacist hatred will come back to bite him come election time

Out of control Detroit PD officers behaving like street gang bangers. The video reminds me of the department's racist and murderous STRESS unit that the @freep exposed ~50 years ago...

Protesters demanded justice for George Floyd in cities across the U.S. Saturday. Many demonstrations were peaceful, but not all. Some authorities have blamed outside agitators for violence.