Reminder – police killing = the police are killing
The Minnesota Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday in the case of Mohamed Noor, a former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted of third-degree murder in the shooting death of an Australian woman who had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home.
— Read on apnews.com/article/minneapolis-death-of-george-floyd-police-shootings-94c83f14bc3e91a3cc317b52180d9955
How do we know anything at all about the 74 million people who voted for Trump in 2020? Are they mostly racist? Sexist, homophobic, xenophobic? Are they white working-class males who suffer from status anxiety as the U.S. population grows more diverse? Are Trump supporters wealthier voters or poorer…
— Read on www.alternet.org/2021/06/trump-base/
The Trump-approved network has also been given primary access to livestream the much-maligned audit.
— Read on www.businessinsider.com/oan-correspondent-has-been-aiding-az-audit-since-at-least-december
Video shows Eric Parker saying Janice McGeachin, the lieutenant governor, told him ‘you’re going to have a friend’ in the office
— Read on www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/09/janice-mcgeachin-idaho-lieutenant-governor-rightwing-militia-leader
Massachusetts’ Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is one of the most popular governors in the country, with even a majority of Democratic voters in the overwhelmingly liberal stronghold approving of his job performance. He maintains this rating largely by bending to the will of the voters and legislature…
— Read on www.rawstory.com/massachusetts-gop-civil-war/
Whitewashing history for history
…the students at West Broward High School in Pembroke Pines were told that the book’s distribution had been suspended by the school district because of two pages that focused on the Black Lives Matter movement…
— Read on edition.cnn.com/2021/06/09/us/florida-high-school-yearbook-black-lives-matter/
Rachel Maddow reviews the abuse of the Department of Justice by Bill Barr in sacrificing justice to serve the political needs of Donald Trump, and notes that rather than cleaning the department with accountability for indulging that corruption, Attorney General Merrick Garland is apparently punishing none of it and even continuing some of it, risking a precedent that will surely be embraced by the next corrupt president. (*edited for length from original broadcast)
— Read on www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/trump-corruption-of-doj-lingers-under-merrick-garland-risks-setting-dangerous-precedent-114513989907
Shawn Price sent his mother and others Facebook messages on Jan. 6 saying he led the breach of the U.S. Capitol, the FBI said.
— Read on www.huffpost.com/entry/proud-boy-brag-to-mother-arrested_n_60bff2fce4b059c73bd2fbbb
Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to reverse its decision to continue defending former President Trump against a defamation suit stemming from a rape allegation
— Read on thehill.com/homenews/house/557478-house-judiciary-dems-call-on-doj-to-reverse-decision-on-trump-defense
Why white America culturally appropriates – they have no culture of their own.
How the “cancel” in “cancel culture” originated in the Black community.
— Read on www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/segments/brief-history-being-cancelled-on-the-media
Remember when “Christianity” meant livin’ a good life and takin’ care of the sick, widows and orphans? -@TeaPainUSA
— Read on deadstate.org/christian-prophet-your-support-for-trump-is-a-measure-of-your-dedication-to-god/
Just thinking about how after this photo ran Wall Street Journal columnists spent more time criticizing me for not smiling enough than asking Manchin precisely what areas of “common ground” he had in mind when he stood up for the GOP.
Turns out voter suppression was one of them!
The Party of They Eat Their Own
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp was booed by supporters of former President Trump during a speech at the state’s GOP convention.
— Read on www.youtube.com/watch
But, but lying to children is so MAGA…
Illinois is on track to be the first state to ban police officers from lying to child suspects during interrogations. Rebecca Brown, director of policy for the Innocence Project, joins CBSN’s Elaine Quijano to discuss.
— Read on www.cbsnews.com/video/illinois-police-child-suspects-analysis-rebecca-brown-2021-06-07/
The Washington state agency charged with overseeing the legal recreational cannabis market will allow licensed retailers to give free marijuana to those who receive a coronavirus vaccine at in-store vaccination clinics.
— Read on thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/557239-washington-state-to-allow-free-pot-with-vaccines
Last week, Maryland and Montana passed laws requiring judicial authorization to search consumer DNA databases in criminal investigations. These are welcome and important restrictions on forensic genetic genealogy searching (FGGS)—a law enforcement technique that has become increasingly common and…
— Read on www.eff.org/es/deeplinks/2021/06/maryland-and-montana-pass-nations-first-laws-restricting-law-enforcement-access
But she didn’t leave it there. Janey said she will go ahead with plans to require background checks for all Boston police leadership positions, will update the department’s 15-year-old domestic violence policy and form what looks suspiciously like a police reform task force: a committee of residents, public safety advocates, and law enforcement officials to help define what the city wants from its police leadership.
— Read on patch.com/massachusetts/boston/acting-mayor-kim-janey-fires-boston-police-commissioner-hub