Protest And A Black-Owned Business

Chris Montana, distillery owner, and a black man from Minneapolis. His distillery was destroyed as a result of the protests that took hold of Minneapolis after Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd. From The Indicator from Planet Money, this is Chris Montana talking: You have to think about a world where you’re told at a young […]

Jamison v. McClendon

Order granting qualified immunity: Clarence Jamison wasn’t jaywalking. He wasn’t outside playing with a toy gun. He didn’t look like a “suspicious person.” He wasn’t suspected of “selling loose, untaxed cigarettes.” He wasn’t suspected of passing a counterfeit $20 bill. He didn’t look like anyone suspected of a crime. He wasn’t mentally ill and in […]

Fox News Runs Digitally Altered Images

From The Seattle Times: Fox News published digitally altered and misleading photos on stories about Seattle’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ)… Here’s the photo: Reminds me of a scene from The Newsroom: Stand for something. These guys do, they were willing to lose their jobs. This guy does, he jumped off a bridge. They’re lying […]

About Those Bad Apples

From The Hill: A Massachusetts detective has been fired over a social media post last month expressing support of her niece attending a Black Lives Matter rally. […] “The commissioner said: ‘You have to find a way to fix this. I’m getting pressure from the mayor’s office,’ ” Fuentes said, according to MassLive. “I said, ‘Ok, I’m sorry. How […]

Backlash

Hi White People! I want to tell you something. It’s the second week since the explosion of this round of protests. The second week since George Floyd’s snuff film started being broadcast all over. I want to tell you something about my experience with white progressive backlash. — Academic Foxhole | TrooperSJP (@AcademicFoxhole) June 10, […]

Your Immediate Resort to Violence

From @Dark_Tesla: “Wow. Cops killed a black man. Look at this video, he was begging for his life and they were laughing.” “That’s terrible. But fortunately, they can be prosecuted for murder.” “Oh, my. You’re new to America, aren’t you? The prosecutor will decline to indict.” “What? Why?” “Prosecutorial discretion.” “Uh…ok, that’s…not great. They can […]