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    Kind of unbelievable that they insist the "victim was White" to avoid a riot.

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    Portland police late Thursday night issued a statement clarifying that the person they allegedly shot in the back while he was running from them “armed” with a screwdriver outside a motel in Northeast Portland was white and not a person of color as antifa had claimed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Theunissen View Post
    Kind of unbelievable that they insist the "victim was White" to avoid a riot.
    The moral of the story is that the age of polite civility is over, the barbarians are inside the gates, multiplying like rats and increasingly to be found in government and positions of authority. Expect conditions to keep getting worse for humans.
    ~ **** Democracy! It's 2 wolves and 1 sheep deciding what's for dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyBatty View Post
    The moral of the story is that the age of polite civility is over, the barbarians are inside the gates, multiplying like rats and increasingly to be found in government and positions of authority. Expect conditions to keep getting worse for humans.
    The officer is Black, a source said. The man is white, according to police.
    State-sanctioned Black on White violence is good progress in their bucket list.

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    Statues of Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth II toppled in Canada

    Many cities scrapped Canada Day events as scandal over Indigenous children made them confront their colonial history.



    Protesters in the Canadian city of Winnipeg have toppled statues of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II in the face of growing anger over the discovery of the remains of hundreds of children in unmarked graves at former Indigenous schools.

    Crowds chanted “no pride in genocide” before pulling down the statues of the monarchs on Canada Day on Thursday, when traditionally celebrations take place across the country.

    This year, however, many cities scrapped events as the scandal over the Indigenous children made Canadians confront their colonial history. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the day would be “a time for reflection”.

    The hashtag #CancelCanadaDay was trending on social media, and rallies in support of the Indigenous community were held around the country.



    Almost 1,000 unmarked graves have been found at former residential schools in British Columbia and Saskatchewan that were mainly run by the Catholic Church and funded by the government.

    For 165 years and as recently as 1996, the schools forcibly separated Indigenous children from their families, subjecting them to malnourishment and physical and sexual abuse in what the Truth and Reconciliation Commission called “cultural genocide” in 2015.

    In Winnipeg, a crowd cheered as Queen Victoria’s statue fell outside the Manitoba provincial legislature. Protesters, many of whom wore orange clothing, also kicked the toppled statue and danced around it. The pedestal and statue were daubed in red paint hand marks.

    A nearby statue of Queen Elizabeth was also pulled down. She is Canada’s current head of state, while Victoria reigned from 1837 to 1901 when Canada was part of the British empire.

    Protests in support of the Indigenous children also took place in Toronto, Canada’s financial hub, while a #CancelCanadaDay march in the capital, Ottawa, drew thousands in support of victims and survivors of the residential school system.

    Vigils and rallies were held across other parts of the country. Many participants wore orange clothing, which has become the symbol of the movement.

    The Canadian flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa was flown at half-mast to honour Indigenous children, as was the flag on the central tower of the Quebec National Assembly.

    “This year, the tragic history of residential schools has overshadowed Canada Day celebrations,” said Francois Legault, Quebec’s premier.

    In his Canada Day message, Trudeau said the discoveries of the remains of the children at the former schools “have rightfully pressed us to reflect on our country’s historical failures”. Injustices still exist for Indigenous peoples and many others in Canada, he added.

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    Most charges against George Floyd protesters dropped, analysis shows

    Some prosecutors and law enforcement observers say departments carried out mass arrests as crowd control tactic



    The vast majority of citations and charges against George Floyd protesters were ultimately dropped, dismissed or otherwise not filed, according to a Guardian analysis of law enforcement records and media reports in a dozen jurisdictions around the nation.

    But some prosecutors and law enforcement observers charge that departments carried out mass arrests as a crowd control tactic, as a means to silence peaceful protesters, and as a public relations strategy designed to turn the public against demonstrators by making them appear more violent than they were. And what’s more – some of the citing officers never witnessed the protests in the first place.

    “It sends a message that you might get arrested if you express your views and first amendment rights,” said Vera Eidelman, staff attorney with the ACLU’s speech, privacy and technology project. “Police absolutely should not be relying on mass arrests to control a crowd or silence people who they disagree with.”

    In most of a dozen jurisdictions examined, at least 90% of cases were dropped or dismissed. In some cities, like Dallas and Philadelphia, as many as 95% of citations were dropped or not prosecuted.

    In Houston, about 93% of citations were dropped; in Los Angeles, about 93% of citations were not filed. The prosecutor’s office in San Francisco dismissed all 127 cases related to “peaceful protest-related charges”, though data for more serious citations was not available.

    Officials did not file charges for nearly all low-level offenses, like disobeying curfews, while they most often pursued cases with strong evidence of more serious crimes, like assault or looting. Still, data shows that a majority of felony charges were also dropped, which some prosecutors said was due to a lack of evidence.

    The analysis does not include federal charges, and the figures are estimates that will change as the remaining cases play out in court. Police sent citations to a patchwork of agencies and departments in different cities where prosecutors, mayors or city attorneys largely made the call to drop charges.

    Mayors in every city except Detroit dropped all citations over which they had jurisdiction. The administration of Mayor Mike Duggan, a former prosecutor, pursued a high number of low-level misdemeanor charges or ordinance violations, even though the demonstrations were largely peaceful. But district court judge Larry Williams Jr dismissed more than 100 cases because police refused to provide basic evidence, such as body-cam footage.

    In most instances, Detroit officers who wrote tickets were not at the protests and didn’t actually witness the alleged crimes, said the National Lawyers Guild and Detroit Justice Center attorney Rubina Mustafa. Instead of continuing to attempt to prosecute with shoddy evidence, the city earlier this year dropped nearly 300 more citations, but has still pursued dozens of charges against protest organizers. All told, 93% of Detroit cases have been dropped.

    Among those still facing charges is the Detroit Will Breathe organizer Tristan Taylor, who said the mass arrests across the country are “all about intimidation” of people who vocally oppose police brutality: “It says something about the nature of policing when that’s a uniform tactic.”

    The mass arrests were also part of a public relations campaign by Duggan and the Detroit police chief, James Craig, to paint the protesters as violent agitators and undermine their messaging, a strategy used by police in cities across the nation, said Tyler Crawford, the National Lawyers Guild director of mass defense.

    “What they try to do is spin it and say ‘Look at how unlawful protesters are as is evidenced by all of these arrests that we’ve made,’” he said. “Then they hope people have stopped paying attention after six, 10, 12 months when prosecutors say, ‘Hey, we’ve got to drop these charges because these people shouldn’t have been arrested.’”

    In Dallas, where more than 95% of cases were not filed, police represent an exception. The department dropped about 675 charges stemming from one protest because “the spirit of service to which the Dallas police department is committed would not be exemplified by moving forward with charges,” leadership explained in an August report. Still, it sent nearly 200 charges to the prosecutor’s office, of which about 85% were dropped or had not been filed as of September, though a department spokesperson did not know the outcome of eight cases.

    In Philadelphia, police sent over 1,700 charges to the city and the office of the district attorney, Larry Krasner. Mayor Jim Kenney and Krasner dropped or are poised to drop about 95% of the charges, including all ordinance violations. Krasner is handling a large portion of the more serious misdemeanors and felonies with a restorative justice program that involves dropping charges upon completion of the program. It includes a mix of meeting with victims, community service and referrals to job and education programs. Only about 80 of the most serious charges have so far been filed.

    “Police were making arrests as a form of crowd control, so in many instances there were no criminal charges to file,” a Krasner spokesperson, Jane Roh, said. “In other instances, there was simply not enough information to proceed on opening a criminal case.”

    The number of dropped cases are also relatively high in cities that witnessed more violence. In Minneapolis, where Floyd was killed, more than 90% of cases were dropped by November, though a local Black Lives Matter leader told the Guardian that hundreds of charges that police made since then remain in legal limbo. Portland has also seen recent violent clashes between protesters and law enforcement. Still, only 15% of nearly 1,100 cases have been filed and 82% have been rejected by the Multnomah county prosecutor, Mike Schmidt.

    In New York City, more than 5,000 summonses that police wrote citywide for low-level offenses were dismissed by a summons court, according to the court’s chief clerk. Though the precise percentage is unclear, the National Lawyers Guild attorney Gideon Oliver, who coordinated defense for many of those cited, said the “vast majority”, if not all, of summonses were or will be dismissed. Meanwhile, Brooklyn’s prosecutor dropped 83% of 136 more serious criminal cases, and Manhattan’s prosecutor dropped about 64% of nearly 1,000 cases.

    The mass arrests overwhelmed already strained criminal justice systems by forcing them to contend with processing thousands of protesters. That resulted in delayed arraignments and kept high numbers of inmates crowded in small New York jails for up to days at a time during the pandemic, Crawford said.

    “The police response created this whole additional public health crisis that wasn’t something people talked about much, but, in the moment, that was one of the biggest issues we were concerned about,” he said.

    Moreover, forcing the criminal justice system to process thousands of cases based on flimsy evidence that probably would not result in prosecutions represented an enormous waste of tax dollars and time, observers said.

    “That’s not what the government should be doing,” Eidelman said. “It points to an excessive use of governmental authority.”

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    Racial Bias Reports Threaten Tulane Med School Accreditation

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    Blacks' complaints may shut down a medical school.
    Associated Press, July 9, 2021

    Allegations of racial discrimination in the Tulane University School of Medicine’s Graduate Medical Education program have prompted an accrediting organization to put the school on probation.

    The move by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, which provides training for new doctors through hospital residencies, comes months after a Black faculty member filed a federal lawsuit alleging instances of bias in recruiting and promotion. She also alleges that retaliatory actions were taken against her for complaining about the discrimination, which the dean of the medical school has denied.

    ACGME did not release information on what specific allegations of discrimination led to the probation.

    But the probationary status means an institution “has failed to demonstrate substantial compliance” with ACGME requirements. Loss of accreditation would mean a loss of federal grants and an end to Medicaid funding for training.

    A med school faculty member, Dr. Princess Dennar, filed a federal discrimination lawsuit in October. Dennar, an assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics, alleges instances of discrimination dating back to 2008 and says there were complaints from seven Black female residents made to ACGME in 2018.

    “While I deeply empathize with the students, residents, fellows, and many of my colleagues who may be unfairly impacted by Tulane’s probationary status — and I continue to offer my support to them — I believe that ACGME’s action is a positive step toward addressing concerns raised by myself and others about racism, sexism, and retaliation at Tulane University,” Dennar said in an emailed statement Thursday.

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    Lee Highway in Arlington County Renamed Langston Boulevard



    Sophia Barnes, NBC Washington, July 17, 2021

    Route 29 in Arlington County has been officially renamed Langston Boulevard after the county board voted to drop a confederate general’s name.

    The road’s new name honors John M. Langston, the first Black person elected to Congress from Virginia, officials say.

    Arlington County officials say the name change will better reflect community values.

    Lee Highway was named in 1922 after confederate general Robert E. Lee, according to the Lee Highway Alliance.

    The cost to rename the road is estimated at $300,000.

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    Cleveland Changing Name from Indians to Guardians after 2021 Season

    ESPN, July 23, 2021

    Known as the Indians since 1915, Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team will next be called the Guardians.

    The ballclub announced the name change Friday with a video on Twitter narrated by actor Tom Hanks, ending months of internal discussions triggered by a national reckoning by institutions and teams to permanently drop logos and names considered racist.

    The name change is effective at the end of the 2021 season.

    Cleveland’s new name was inspired by the large landmark stone edifices — referred to as traffic guardians — that flank both ends of the Hope Memorial Bridge, which connects downtown to Ohio City. As the team moved closer to making a final decision on the name, team owner Paul Dolan said he found himself looking closely at the huge art deco sculptures.

    Dolan has said last summer’s social unrest, touched off by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, spurred his intention to change the club’s name.

    “We do feel like we’re doing the right thing and that’s what’s driving this,” Dolan said. “I know some people disagree, but if anything I’ve gotten more and more comfortable that we’re headed in the right direction.

    “And actually, the selection of the name solidifies that feeling because of the values that the name represents.”

    Dolan said he knows there’s a portion of Cleveland’s fan base that might never accept the change.

    In 2018, the Indians stopped wearing the contentious Chief Wahoo logo on their jerseys and caps. However, the team continues to sell merchandise bearing the smiling, red-faced caricature that has drawn protests from Native American groups for decades.

    “It is a major step toward righting the wrongs committed against Native peoples and is one step toward justice,” said Crystal Echo Hawk, executive director and founder of IllumiNative, a group dedicated to fighting misrepresentations of Native Americans.

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    Idiotic. As probably noted, the Cleveland major league ball club was renamed "Indians" in honor of a Native player in the early 20th century. I'm a St. Louis fan myself but not at all thrilled with the woketard sht infecting the sport overall now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theunissen View Post
    Kind of unbelievable that they insist the "victim was White" to avoid a riot.
    We have a mental health crisis in this country since the 70's connected mostly to drug abuse and family decline. The State defunded mental health institutions and counseling programs as the government increases traumatized refugees and immigrants into this country. Americans cannot get the help past pharmaceuticals, so males namely get shot during a "mental breakdown" or drug induced episode. The police officers are afraid and react quickly with little training in the mental health field. US needs to change their methods of dealing with mentally ill and arresting procedures. They should shoot to maim if tasers don't work, so it doesn't make sense. More white people are shot per year, 2x's as often than Blacks, BUT the media makes everything political and racial for votes. Are drugs this bad in Europe yet with open borders?

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