127 Responses to “Traumatizing”

  1. 1 tnmtngirl1
    May 30, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    Thanks for the new thread, NW. Thanks for the non-surprising and sad stories in the tweets. Way too many more like them our there. Thank you for this sane and caring place. Thank you for everything you do, ❤️💙💞🌷💪☀️🙏💙❣️

  2. May 30, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    Thank you {{{{{{{Nerdy}}}}}}}

  3. May 30, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    Thank you NW for such superb work, and your time.

  4. May 30, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    Is kneeling on the carotid artery part of police “warrior training”?
    Exactly how many victims over the years have got up and walked away from this barbaric method of police torture? How many went home (or not) and said nothing, knowing it would get them precisely nowhere.
    First I heard that George had died later in a hospital, then it was a police precinct, then finally right there on the street at the zero mercy of police, where in desperation he called for his dead Mother. Like a snuff movie.
    Like it mattered whether he had a pre-existing condition or not.
    The pose that Chauvin took for the camera was that one lords and masters take when thev’ve shot a lion, and it’s off to be stuffed and hung on the wall to great applause. So raise a glass.
    Hand in pocket, the bold emotionless gaze, surveys his prey.

    • May 30, 2020 at 4:14 pm

      Orlando Patterson, Jamaican-born American historical and cultural sociologist at Harvard, with Lawrence O’Donnell in reference to this murder: Spoke about the lack of humanity, the banality of killing, and
      when killing becomes routine. That there is something fundamentally wrong with the police department in America. And the mentality that community is not something you protect. Instead you train up a warrior mentality against your community so that violence is the first resort. He likened the protests this week to
      the ones in the 1960s, which were expressions of outrage, a response to humanity not being recognized.
      And how it is known around the world that the police training, police culture, and police organization in
      the United States is fundamentally wrong. And that until it changes “black lives will not matter”.

    • May 30, 2020 at 4:26 pm

      Let’s get this straight once and for all time.


  5. May 30, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    Eliminating even the slightest doubt ….



  6. 12 Dudette
    May 30, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    ((((((((( ♥️Nerdy Wonka♥️ ))))))))

  7. 13 Dudette
    May 30, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    Liftoff successful! 🚀

  8. 14 Dudette
    May 30, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    • 15 mae52
      May 30, 2020 at 4:41 pm

      I am happy i do not live in the US as looking at that monster with his hand in his pocket while he snuffed out the life of Mr Floyd my only response would have been hanging any white person i met over a tree branch from the end of a rope… will that have to happen before the majority care and do something??? Thank you Lord i do not live in the US sad sad sad

  9. 16 Dudette
    May 30, 2020 at 4:24 pm

  10. 17 Dudette
    May 30, 2020 at 4:25 pm

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  12. 21 Dudette
    May 30, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    Dragon spacecraft schedule for tomorrow
    Time in Eastern US timezone

    May 31, Sunday
    10:27 a.m. – Docking of the SpaceX/DM-2 Crew Dragon and NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station – Hawthorne, California/Johnson Space Center (All Channels)
    12:45 p.m. – SpaceX/Crew Dragon hatch opening to the International Space Station – Hawthorne, California/Johnson Space Center (All Channels)
    1:15 p.m. – SpaceX/Crew Dragon and International Space Station crew welcoming event aboard the International Space Station (All Channels)
    3:15 p.m. – SpaceX/Dragon DM-2 post-docking briefing (All Channels)

  13. 22 Dudette
    May 30, 2020 at 4:33 pm

  14. 24 marleysperson
    May 30, 2020 at 4:41 pm

  15. May 30, 2020 at 5:02 pm


    • May 30, 2020 at 5:07 pm

      Even our anger gets co opted….

      We must get organized…we must

    • May 30, 2020 at 6:09 pm

      No, no, no. Please this is not the time to start with a 2016-style ramp up of Bernie misinformation that only
      helps Russia and hurts Joe’s election. Let’s leave it in the ash tray! What we’re seeing here is a small group of troublemakers that come in after long days of peaceful protesting. No surprise that white supremacist groups may well be behind the night time troubles.

      • May 30, 2020 at 6:10 pm

        Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington on:
        “White supremacist organizations could be behind the looting and destruction of local businesses”:
        “And we have seen things like white supremacist organizers who have posted things on platforms about coming to Minnesota. We are checking to see, do the folks that we have made arrests on and that we have information, are they connected to those platforms. We have seen flyers about protests where folks have talked about they’re going to get their loot on tonight, and we’re checking to see, are they part of an organized criminal organization? And if so, what is that organization and how is that — how are they organized? We have been working with both our state, our county, our local and our federal partners to start looking at issues around, is this organized crime? Is this an organized cell of terror?”

      • 29 marleysperson
        May 30, 2020 at 6:51 pm


      • May 30, 2020 at 7:19 pm

        ok..i feel you…i will try to be more mindful…

        • May 30, 2020 at 7:55 pm

          me as well…we’re all working on it…

          • 32 marleysperson
            May 30, 2020 at 8:24 pm

            We truly are:) You know how I feel about those Bernie Bros…. but I think there is no place for finger pointing right now. We all have much work to do w/o that clutter right now. Our country depends on purpose and clarity of thoughts right now.

  16. May 30, 2020 at 5:20 pm

  17. May 30, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    “A riot is the language of the unheard.”
    Congresswoman Val Demings “rips Trump for failure to rise to help nation in crisis”.
    “Rep. Val Demings talks with Rachel Maddow about the challenge of allowing people to demonstrate their frustration while maintaining public safety, and accuses Donald Trump of bringing gasoline to a nation on fire instead of rising to the occasion as his office requires.”

  18. May 30, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    The fabulous Val Demings: “America is on fire and the president is walking around with gasoline.”

  19. May 30, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    So much pain is a heavy load to carry in your daily life. White privilege shields too many people like me from truly understanding what that feels like.

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  23. 40 Dudette
    May 30, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    Seriously. What the actual hell?

  24. 43 jer44
    May 30, 2020 at 7:37 pm

  25. 45 jer44
    May 30, 2020 at 7:40 pm

  26. May 30, 2020 at 7:53 pm


    • 48 marleysperson
      May 30, 2020 at 8:26 pm

      We won’t get that from this fraud. He’s an inciter not a uniter.This is his only purpose.

  27. May 30, 2020 at 8:15 pm

  28. May 30, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    (Co-founder Black Lives Matter, leads Black Futures Lab.)
    “The reality is we are living in moment where black lives are being extinguished daily,
    often at the hands of the people who are sworn to protect and serve our communities. We have a president who is inciting violence on twitter. And we are facing a general election, and frankly we haven’t heard much at all, or nearly enough, about what is the plan to change what’s happening with our carceral system, change what’s happening with policing, and really, change and improve what’s happening in black communities across America. The reality here is that black communities are being attacked, whether it is by the coronavirus or whether it’s by the very people who have been sworn to protect and serve our communities. And there is a question on the table, what kind of leadership in this moment will offer a proactive vision, not only to deal with the crisis of policing in our communities, but who will provide leadership to deal with the state of emergency that we are facing across a range of issues.”

    • May 30, 2020 at 8:21 pm

      HAYES: “A lot of the organizing that went into Black Lives Matter protests….all kinds of different ways in which people have tried to concretely change the system…in 2020 there’s a lot of anger about how effective that has been..whether the trajectory is even right…”
      “From the very beginning, folks who were involved in the Black Lives Matter global network,
      and also folks who were involved in the larger movement for black lives, had always been organizers and advocates trying to change rules that are rigged against our communities. I think when we combine the attempts to change the rules through advocacy or legislation with protest, it represents the upping of the ante. It represents the kind of public pressure that is needed to change the political will in our communities to advance some of the solutions that organizers have been advocating for, for a long time. Whether it be redirecting resources from law enforcement towards programs and things that we need to live well. Or whether it be making sure that our communities can participate actively in the decisions that impact our lives every single day.”

    • May 30, 2020 at 8:24 pm

      “And to be frank, there has been some progress that has been moved,
      but I can also say that under this administration so much of that has been dismantled. We are seeing the oversight committees and oversight systems that were starting to get stronger actually be dismantled.
      We are seeing again our president advocate openly for violence against our communities.
      But yet we haven’t seen our president advocate and use his voice and his vast platform to encourage a speedy, speedy, process in making sure that officers who act above the law are held accountable.
      Here we are, it’s almost a week in, and there are a lot of questions about what is the political will that is needed to move this process forward? I think what we’re seeing across the country is that people are tired of waiting, people are tired of being told to follow the process and go along with system. And so this moment really calls for a different kind of leadership. We need a proactive strong vision for how to make sure that not only is policing in this country being changed. We also need a strong and proactive vision to make sure that the state of emergency that is facing our communities is being addressed in a proactive and visionary way.”

  29. May 30, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    We could use a moment of peace.

  30. 55 jer44
    May 30, 2020 at 8:23 pm

  31. 56 nena20409
    May 30, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    Thank You, NW.🤗😍🤗
    Thank You, TODville🙏💪🙏

  32. May 30, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    From Seattle, looking like some folk are going to die tonight.

    Just let the ‘Proud Boys’ and Cops play with each other and stay away from anywhere close to Downtown.

  33. 58 nena20409
    May 30, 2020 at 8:40 pm

  34. 59 nena20409
    May 30, 2020 at 8:46 pm

  35. 61 nena20409
    May 30, 2020 at 8:52 pm

  36. 62 nena20409
    May 30, 2020 at 8:56 pm

  37. 64 nena20409
    May 30, 2020 at 8:57 pm

  38. 65 nena20409
    May 30, 2020 at 9:00 pm

  39. 66 nena20409
    May 30, 2020 at 9:04 pm

  40. May 30, 2020 at 9:07 pm

  41. 68 pkayden
    May 30, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    • May 30, 2020 at 10:49 pm

      Put them all away, put them all away, please put them ALL AWAY.

    • 70 todjey
      May 31, 2020 at 12:57 am

      Gen. Russell Honore was interviewed on tv this evening, and he basically said arresting all 4 would help tone down the current situation.

      Those officers are despicable to say the least … I will leave it at that.

  42. 71 nena20409
    May 30, 2020 at 9:10 pm

  43. May 30, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    • 74 todjey
      May 31, 2020 at 1:00 am

      Even if Jack stops now … his legacy wont change from that, him owning all of it.

      Twitter is an enabler.

  44. 75 pkayden
    May 30, 2020 at 9:36 pm

  45. 76 pkayden
    May 30, 2020 at 9:44 pm

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  47. 78 nena20409
    May 30, 2020 at 9:46 pm

  48. May 30, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    • 81 Dudette
      May 31, 2020 at 1:17 am

      Ha! NASA TV didn’t show him at all for the launch. It was like he wasn’t there. I was so glad they didn’t ruin the experience showing that evil turd bucket.

  49. May 30, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Of course they are, and have been for decades ….

    It’s the only ‘game’ they have ….

  50. 83 nena20409
    May 30, 2020 at 9:48 pm

  51. May 30, 2020 at 9:53 pm

  52. May 30, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    I am so concerned about the demonstrations..they have become like a runaway train there seems to be NO leadership…..in the past there would be leadership who could address the demonstrators…people who could appeal for calm…there does not seem to be that connection…the old civil rights leaders do not seem to have much connection with the community.. i did see a young member of the NAACP talk to the crowd..addressing their anger and fear…i saw a video by Killer Mike in Atlanta who appealed to folks not to burn down their own community….he called for unity…organization…etc

    Where are the leaders from the community at large…Faith leaders…community leaders…elected officials…has anyone seen them appeal to the demonstrators..

    i am really worried…it seems like a runaway train…with no one there to put on the brakes..and the police are becoming more and more aggressive…not only to the demonstrators…but towards the press as well

  53. May 30, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    This from Killer Mike

  54. May 30, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    We need to hear from the faith based organizations…from the civic groups…even from the old civil rights group…someone that the demonstrators will listen to….we need a call for calm…and peace….

  55. 92 marleysperson
    May 30, 2020 at 10:57 pm

  56. 93 jacquelineoboomer
    May 30, 2020 at 11:30 pm

    I try to pretend he doesn’t exist, and now I’ll probably be banned from twitter, but who cares. I hope he’s scared.

  57. 94 pkayden
    May 31, 2020 at 12:06 am

  58. 95 nena20409
    May 31, 2020 at 12:22 am

  59. 96 jer44
    May 31, 2020 at 12:24 am

    🎵 “Pissed Away” feat. Barack Obama Vs. Trump, by Founders Sing 🎵

  60. 97 nena20409
    May 31, 2020 at 12:25 am

  61. 101 jacquelineoboomer
    May 31, 2020 at 12:39 am

    What we’ve been missing.

  62. 104 jacquelineoboomer
    May 31, 2020 at 1:19 am

  63. 105 Dudette
    May 31, 2020 at 1:20 am

  64. 106 Dudette
    May 31, 2020 at 1:20 am

  65. 107 Dudette
    May 31, 2020 at 1:21 am

  66. 108 Dudette
    May 31, 2020 at 1:31 am

  67. 110 Dudette
    May 31, 2020 at 1:32 am

  68. May 31, 2020 at 1:33 am


    Goodnight TOD.

  69. 116 Dudette
    May 31, 2020 at 1:34 am

  70. 117 Dudette
    May 31, 2020 at 1:35 am

  71. 118 Dudette
    May 31, 2020 at 1:40 am

    Dear God! You gotta read this!

  72. 119 Dudette
    May 31, 2020 at 1:45 am

    People are insane (thread)

  73. 120 Dudette
    May 31, 2020 at 2:07 am

  74. 121 Dudette
    May 31, 2020 at 2:13 am

  75. 123 Dudette
    May 31, 2020 at 2:17 am

  76. 124 Dudette
    May 31, 2020 at 2:20 am

  77. 125 whenpamelawandered
    May 31, 2020 at 2:25 am

    “Shola MRichards (on his fb page)

    Twice a day, I walk my dog Ace around my neighborhood with one, or both, of my girls. I know that doesn’t seem noteworthy, but here’s something that I must admit:

    I would be scared to death to take these walks without my girls and my dog. In fact, in the four years living in my house, I have never taken a walk around my neighborhood alone (and probably never will).

    Sure, some of you may read that and think that I’m being melodramatic or that I’m “playing the race card” (I still have no clue what the hell means), but this is my reality.

    When I’m walking down the street holding my young daughter’s hand and walking my sweet fluffy dog, I’m just a loving dad and pet owner taking a break from the joylessness of crisis homeschooling.

    But without them by my side, almost instantly, I morph into a threat in the eyes of some white folks. Instead of being a loving dad to two little girls, unfortunately, all that some people can see is a 6’2” athletically-built black man in a cloth mask who is walking around in a place where he doesn’t belong (even though, I’m still the same guy who just wants to take a walk through his neighborhood). It’s equal parts exhausting and depressing to feel like I can’t walk around outside alone, for fear of being targeted.

    If you’re surprised by this, don’t be. We live in a world where there is a sizable amount of people who actually believe that racism isn’t a thing, and that White Privilege is a made-up fantasy to be politically-correct. Yes, even despite George Floyd, Christian Cooper, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor (and countless other examples before them, and many to come afterward), some people still don’t seem to get it.

    So, let me share some common sense points:

    1) Having white privilege doesn’t mean that your life isn’t difficult, it simply means that your skin color isn’t one of the things contributing to your life difficulties. Case in point, if it never crossed your mind that you could have the cops called on you (or worse, killed) for simply bird watching then know that is a privilege that many black/brown people (myself included) don’t currently enjoy.

    2) Responding to “Black Lives Matter” by saying “All Lives Matter” is insensitive, tone-deaf and dumb. All lives can’t matter until black lives matter.

    3) Racism is very real, and please don’t delude yourself into thinking it’s limited to the fringes of the hardcore MAGA crowd. As Amy Cooper proved, it’s just as prevalent in liberal America as it is anywhere else.

    4) While racism is real, reverse-racism is not. Please don’t use that term, ever.

    5) In order for racism to get better, white allies are absolutely critical. If you’re white and you’ve read this far, hopefully you care enough to be one of those allies. Please continue to speak up (despite some of your friends and family rolling their eyes at you), because your voices matter to PoC now more than ever. Special shoutouts to my friends Becky, Catherine, Dory, Elizabeth, Greta, Jessica, Kayte, Kurt, Peter, Sharri, and Teri (and anyone else who I missed) for doing it so well.

    6) And if you’re white, and you’re still choosing to stay silent about this, then I honestly don’t know what to say. If these atrocities won’t get you to speak up, then honestly, what will? Also, it’s worth asking, why be my friend? If you aren’t willing to take a stand against actions that could get me hurt or killed, it’s hard to believe that you ever cared about me in the first place.

    As for me, I’ll continue to walk these streets holding my 8 year-old daughter’s hand, in hopes that she’ll continue to keep her daddy safe from harm.

    I know that sounds backward, but that’s the world that we’re living in these days.


    VIRAL EDIT: Whoa, so this post blew up. I am deeply touched by all of your kind words, and also, for your willingness to step up as allies. The comments on this post have only strengthened my faith in humanity, and for that, I am very grateful. We have a lot of work to do, and I’m ready to stand at your side to do it ❤️.”

    My own heart aches and breaks with yours, ever since I was a little girl in the backward countryside of southern Maryland. A candle burns here in my home, continuously, tho it seems small and insignificant while so many face terror with strength and determination.

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