Tag Archives: racism

George Floyd’s Brother: Trump Blew Me Off On Call

Talking Points Memo reports: The brother of George Floyd, the man whose death in Minneapolis on Monday set off nationwide protests, expressed disappointment with a conversation he had with President Trump, saying the president “kept pushing me off.” “He didn’t give me an opportunity to even speak,” Philonise Floyd told MSNBC’s Al Sharpton of his call with the president. “It …

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De Blasio Blames Unrest On Organized “Anarchists”

Politico reports: Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday blamed an organized group of anarchists for inciting violence and vandalism amid protests over the killing of George Floyd, but conceded some were from the city and the neighborhoods where demonstrations were happening — a shift from his message Saturday night. “Some come from outside the city. Some are from inside the …

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Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Pleads For Non-Violence: “Rioting, Looting, And Burning Is Not The Way” [VIDEO]

From civil right icon Rep. John Lewis: “Sixty-five years have passed, and I still remember the face of young Emmett Till. It was 1955. I was 15 years old — just a year older than him. What happened that summer in Money, Mississippi, and the months that followed — the recanted accusation, the sham trial, the dreaded verdict — shocked …

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Trump Declares US Has “Terminated” Relationship With WHO, Flees Alleged Presser Without Taking Questions

Reuters reports: President Trump has announced the United States is terminating its relationship with the World Health Organization and directing its payments to other public health organizations. Last month President Trump announced that he would be instructing his administration to withhold funding for the World Health Organization while the White House investigates the organization’s role in how it handled the …

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Man Who Staged Dramatic Exit From Football Game Over Kneeling Players Says “No Tolerance For Racism”

“We have no tolerance for racism in America. We have no tolerance for violence inspired by racism. And as President Trump said, justice will be served. We also believe in law and order in this country. We condemn violence against property or persons. We will also always stand for the right of Americans to peacefully protest and let their voices …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Presser Amid “Shoot Them” Furor

CBS News reports: President Trump is addressing reporters in the Rose Garden Friday afternoon, after he criticized China over its handling of the coronavirus outbreak and lashed out at Twitter for labeling his tweets. The press conference also comes after a devastating night in Minneapolis, where a police precinct was set ablaze during protests over of the death of George …

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Taylor Swift Rages At Trump: You’ve Stoked The Fires Of White Supremacy And Racism, “We Will Vote You Out”

USA Today reports: Taylor Swift took aim at President Donald Trump Friday, calling him out after he tweeted about shooting looters in Minneapolis. In a tweet that Twitter flagged for violating the site’s rules regarding “glorifying violence,” Trump referred to looters as “thugs” and said he’d offered military assistance to Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz. Swift’s tweet had been retweeted more …

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White House Reposts Trump’s “Shoot Them” Tweet

CBS News reports: President Trump on Friday called protesters in Minneapolis “thugs” and vowed that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” He tweeted after protesters outraged by the death of a black man in police custody torched a police station. The tweet was quickly flagged by Twitter as “glorifying violence.” Twitter quickly tagged the post, saying, “This Tweet violated …

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Trump Vows To “Regulate” Twitter After Latest Warning

The Independent reports: Donald Trump has lashed out at Twitter after it limited access to one of his tweets. The social media firm said the post, in which Mr Trump suggested he would have people rioting in the wake of George Floyd’s death shot, had violated its rules on glorifying violence. The tweet that Jack Dorsey’s company decided had finally …

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MN State Cops Arrest CNN Crew During Live Broadcast

CNN reports: CNN journalist Omar Jimenez has been taken into police custody during a live broadcast at the site of the protests in Minneapolis, after clearly identifying himself to officers. Jimenez’s crew, including a producer and a camera operator, were also placed in handcuffs. The CNN camera was also taken into custody and continued to record as the crew was …

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Twitter Adds “Glorifying Violence” Warning To Trump’s Tweet: “When The Looting Starts, The Shooting Starts”

The New York Times reports: Twitter said early Friday that a tweet from President Trump implying that protesters in Minneapolis could be shot violated the company’s rules against glorifying violence, in a move that threatens to escalate tensions between Mr. Trump and his favorite social media megaphone over its content policies. The company prevented users from viewing Mr. Trump’s message …

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NY Bill Would Make Some False Reports A Hate Crime

CBS News reports: Proposed state legislation in New York would make falsely reporting certain criminal incidents a hate crime. The bill is gaining support in the wake of a viral video that showed a white woman calling police on a black man who asked her to leash her dog in Central Park. In the video, the woman, Amy Cooper, is …

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FBI Opens Investigation Into Police Killing Of Black Man

The Daily Beast reports: Thousands of protesters squared off against police here [Minneapolis] late Tuesday, just hours after disturbing footage emerged showing a white police officer kneeling on an unarmed black man’s neck for several minutes before he died. The white officer in the video has been identified as Derek Chauvin. CBS News Minnesota reports Chauvin is being represented by …

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Central Park Karen Fired By Manhattan Investment Firm

NPR reports: A black man says he asked a white woman in Central Park to put her dog on a leash. Then, video shows her calling police and telling emergency operators that the man was threatening her and her dog. The woman, who has been identified as Amy Cooper, has apologized. “It was unacceptable. And you know words are just …

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DOJ Opens Hate Crime Probe In Georgia Murder

The Daily Beast reports: The Department of Justice is officially investigating the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man who was fatally shot by two white men while jogging in Georgia, as a possible hate crime, according to the family’s lawyer S. Lee Merritt. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia informed Arbery’s parents that federal authorities are …

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GEORGIA: Man Who Recorded Shooting Of Unarmed Black Jogger Is Charged With Felony Murder [VIDEO]

Atlanta’s CBS News affiliate reports: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested the man who recorded cellphone video of Ahmaud Arbery being shot and killed. William “Roddie” Bryan, 50, shot the video that showed what appears to be Gregory and Travis McMichael shooting and killing Ahmaud Arbery while he was out jogging in February. In a news release, the GBI …

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US Border Restrictions To Be Extended Indefinitely

The New York Times reports: The order — which was extended for another 30 days on April 20 — was part of a broad effort, led by Stephen Miller, the architect of President Trump’s immigration agenda, to aggressively use public health laws to reduce immigration as the government battles the virus. But a new order under review by several government …

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Feds Mull Hate Crime Charges In GA Vigilante Murder

Reuters reports: The U.S. Justice Department is weighing whether to file hate crime charges against the white men who killed Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed black man who was gunned down while jogging in the small coastal town of Brunswick, Georgia, department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said on Monday. “The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, the FBI, and the …

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CALIFORNIA: Republican US House Candidate Claims Somebody Else Wrote All His Racist Social Media Posts

Politico reports: One post described the Islamic prophet Muhammad as a rapist and a pedophile. Another mocked a survivor of the Parkland high school shooting. A third accused Rep. Maxine Waters of “hitting the crack pipe too hard.” The commentary was among now-deleted social media posts and retweets from the accounts of Ted Howze, a Republican challenging Democratic Rep. Josh …

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CA Man Shops In KKK Hood After Local Mask Order

Newsweek reports: Officials have condemned a man in California who was pictured wearing a makeshift Ku Klux Klan hood while shopping at a supermarket. Pictures of the man wearing a white hood similar to one worn by the hate group at a Vons store in Santee, San Diego emerged on social media over the weekend. The incident occurred one day …

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