Reality Winner is serving a record-breaking 5+ year prison sentence for sharing proof of a Russia’s spear-phishing attempts of US election support companies.
— Read on standwithreality.org/
“I find it interesting that [the American Legion]…would take it upon themselves to censor my speech and deny me my First Amendment right to [freedom of] speech…This is not the same country I fought for.”
Retired Army Lt. Col. Barnard Kemter
— Read on eu.beaconjournal.com/story/news/2021/06/02/veterans-audio-cut-when-he-discusses-blacks-role-memorial-day-speech-hudson-ohio/7508217002/
No one read his blog. His newsmax interview was a dud. Reporters didn’t even know his FB page was still up. And yet he is somehow still controlling an entire political party. –@fmanjoo
Race-norming sounds so American Nazi
The NFL on Wednesday pledged to halt the use of “race-norming” — which assumed Black players started out with lower cognitive function — in the $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims and review past scores for any potential race bias.
— Read on apnews.com/article/pa-state-wire-race-and-ethnicity-health-nfl-sports-205b304c0c3724532d74fc54e58b4d1d
Republican Rep. Mo Brooks is avoiding a lawsuit from his Democratic colleague Rep. Eric Swalwell that seeks to hold him accountable for the January 6 Capitol insurrection — so much so that Swalwell’s attorneys hired a private investigator to find him.
— Read on edition.cnn.com/2021/06/02/politics/mo-brooks-eric-swalwell-insurrection-lawsuit/index.html
Surprise surprise surprise
The lead writer of the Wall Street Journal piece that led to the embrace by the entire US media of the “Wuhan lab” theory was the co-author with Judith Miller of the discredited “aluminum tubes” story that helped launch the US invasion of Iraq.
— Read on www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/01/wuha-j02.html
The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has the ability to track people in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx by running images from 15,280 surveillance cameras into invasive and discriminatory facial recognition software, a new Amnesty International investigation reveals.
— Read on www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/06/scale-new-york-police-facial-recognition-revealed/
Their elections have led to a divisive debate about whether it’s problematic to have these duly elected people in office if they share QAnon-related views. The debate has prompted questions about whether officials expressing such views is simply their free-speech right, a distraction from real government work, a bad example — or a real danger to the communities in which they serve.
— Read on edition.cnn.com/2021/06/02/politics/local-elections-qanon-community-impact-soh/
A USA Today investigation found no evidence of students or faculty at Reagan National University in South Dakota, which ACICS formally recognized.
— Read on www.businessinsider.com/acics-betsy-devos-loses-recognition-reagan-national-university-student-loans-2021-6
Hiding from History
The audio was cut on a veteran’s microphone at a Memorial Day event in Hudson, Ohio, shortly after he began discussing the role Black people played in the holiday’s origins in an incident that local media report was no accident.
— Read on thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/556607-organizer-cuts-off-veterans-mic-when-he-discusses-role-black
Rachel Maddow explains how a recount in a local New Hampshire election discovered a problem with how the ballots had been counted, and an audit by experts identified the problem and fixed it. Contrary to the hype by Donald Trump and his deluded followers, the problem was not widespread election fraud requiring the overturning of the certified results of the national election.
— Read on www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/nh-ballot-audit-too-reasonable-to-support-trump-s-hyped-hopes-114251845997
Audrey Ann Southard-Rumsey pushed a police sergeant with a flagpole, according to an FBI affidavit.
— Read on www.huffpost.com/entry/capitol-rioter-arrested-assault-police_n_60b80637e4b0169ca970b1da
America’s Far-Right Cancel Culture
Stanford Law School put a hold on Nicholas Wallace’s diploma because a Federalist Society member got mad at him.
— Read on slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/06/federalist-society-stanford.html