One night in the Twin Cities, shortly after the killing of George Floyd, someone set a fire in a Goodwill. That led to an international search for the culprits — and it exposed a growing system of global surveillance.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2021/08/01/technology/minneapolis-protests-facial-recognition.html
Wait, no one is running the protesters over with their cars?
Are they not black enough?
— Read on flipboard.com/video/miamiherald/bd54a6607e
Thread by @amandaknox: Does my name belong to me? My face? What about my life? My story? Why does my name refer to events I had no hand in? I return to these questions because others continue…
— Read on threadreaderapp.com/thread/1420871392266911746.html
An FBI agent admitted last month that he baselessly implicated a Chinese Canadian researcher as a spy for the Chinese government.
— Read on www.axios.com/china-asians-racial-profiling-doj-congress-ffb865e1-329b-4b08-a6ea-9a48ecc02260.html
Perhaps the most revealing takeaway from the House insurrection panel’s first day of testimony was the level of astonishment regarding the violence on Jan. 6.
— Read on www.theroot.com/we-need-to-talk-about-violence-in-the-white-community-1847380846
A disturbing video that has gone viral showing a teen and her mother were brutally accosted and assaulted by a rookie Texas sheriff’s deputy.
— Read on www.blackenterprise.com/disturbing-video-shows-white-texas-deputy-lying-on-black-teens-body-as-she-wails-i-cant-breathe/
The agency doesn’t track the race of those it audits, but predominantly Black counties have higher audit rates than predominantly white ones.
— Read on www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/07/how-race-plays-tax-policing/619570/
Following testimony on Capitol Hill about the threat of election integrity, former Maricopa County recorder Adrian Fontes discusses the threats him and other election officials faced, and the sham audit going on in his state
— Read on www.msnbc.com/msnbc/amp-video/mmvo117542469921
An evangelical Christian ministry listed as an anti-LGBTQ hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center was not discriminated against when its application to fundraise through Amazon’s charitable website was denied, the court ruled.
— Read on www.courthousenews.com/11th-circuit-strikes-down-florida-megachurch-challenge-to-hate-group-label/
It had only been hinted at in previous public examinations of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection: Scores of rioters attacked police officers not just with makeshift weapons, stun guns and fists, but with racist slurs and accusations of treason.
— Read on apnews.com/article/joe-biden-government-and-politics-riots-race-and-ethnicity-capitol-siege-51e7098111e221b88e3b64d476f241c8
CANTON, Ga. (AP) — A man accused of killing eight people, most of them women of Asian descent, at Atlanta-area massage businesses pleaded guilty to murder Tuesday in four of the killings and was handed four sentences of life without parole.
— Read on apnews.com/article/shootings-georgia-massage-business-shootings-4c9d611102b25b49b8bfee276278c472