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Waiting For Justice


120 Responses to “Waiting For Justice”


  1. 1 pkayden
    June 9, 2020 at 10:18 am

  2. 2 Nerdy Wonka
    June 9, 2020 at 10:25 am

  3. 3 marleysperson
    June 9, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Bye

  4. 4 marleysperson
    June 9, 2020 at 10:27 am

    Thank you, Nerdy. ❤️

  5. 6 Nerdy Wonka
    June 9, 2020 at 10:30 am

    They’ve been petitioning to have that disgusting statue removed and the powers that be deliberately ignored them.

    As Toni Morrison stated, “what struck me most about those who rioted was how long they waited. the restraint they showed. not the spontaneity, the restraint. they waited and waited for justice. and it didn’t come. no one talks about that…”

  6. 7 Nerdy Wonka
    June 9, 2020 at 10:32 am

    • 8 marleysperson
      June 9, 2020 at 10:48 am

      I’m not sure he’s thought this through. We go from‘It’s ok to kill old people with COVID, to ‘Its ok time kill old people by cracking their heads open on the pavement.’

      Yikes. He’s such a fucking train wreck

      • 9 marleysperson
        June 9, 2020 at 10:54 am

  7. 10 pkayden
    June 9, 2020 at 10:44 am

  8. 11 marleysperson
    June 9, 2020 at 10:44 am

    That this has to even be a concern is so fucked up.

  9. 12 jer44
    June 9, 2020 at 10:59 am

  10. 13 jer44
    June 9, 2020 at 11:11 am

  11. 14 catrst
    June 9, 2020 at 11:27 am

    I’ve thought about the fascist perspective that the only government programs that should exist are not schools, or post offices or public works, or even protecting and serving people in a community. What a fascist sees as an acceptable program is the military to protect power and wealth and private police to do the bidding of those that want to force people into indenture and surround their holdings and protect them from any kind of vandalism. Trump has said conservatism means to protect and conserve their wealth. Rand Paul and his father are fascists under the name of libertarians and you can really see that perspective from them.

  12. 15 jacquelineoboomer
    June 9, 2020 at 11:30 am

    George Floyd.

    Say his name.

    He was crucified on a city street by hatred. His mother called him to heaven before he died. He is being buried next to his mother and while their earthly bodies will rest together in their earthly graves, their souls are joined in heaven, now, singing God’s praises.

    George Floyd.

    Say his name.

  13. 22 pkayden
    June 9, 2020 at 12:07 pm

  14. 23 Dudette
    June 9, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    Some good news today. 😁

  15. June 9, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    What can we do about this….

    we knew this would happen…This is the extreme

  16. June 9, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    MORE…

    • June 9, 2020 at 1:18 pm

  17. 27 nena20409
    June 9, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    TODville, Rocks!
    Thank You, NW👒💁‍♀️🙇‍♀️🤗😍👏👏

  18. June 9, 2020 at 1:15 pm

  19. 30 nena20409
    June 9, 2020 at 1:15 pm

  20. 31 nena20409
    June 9, 2020 at 1:23 pm

  21. 32 nena20409
    June 9, 2020 at 1:24 pm

  22. 33 nena20409
    June 9, 2020 at 1:26 pm

  23. June 9, 2020 at 1:26 pm

  24. 36 Dudette
    June 9, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    VOTE

  25. June 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Senator Kamala Harris speaks to Chris Hayes about the Justice in Policing Bill.
    He says that though activists have worked on this for some time, different attempts at police reform such as cams and training have failed to effect real change.
    Senator Harris:
    “What it does most specifically is it is completely and totally directed at one issue,
    which is accountability and consequence when there is a violation of law, when the rules are broken.
    So in addition to what you mentioned, our bill of Justice in Policing which is sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus of which I am a member, Senator Corey Booker and so many of our members are endorsing as co-sponsors; what it will do is things like change the national standard for use of force.
    So currently in so many jurisdictions Chris, when there is excessive use of force, the question in a courtroom when we’re reviewing that, is to ask well was that use of force reasonable? Well, you know you can find a reason for just about anything. It’s not a fair standard. And it’s almost insurmountable when we’re talking about prosecution of excessive force. So we’re suggesting that it be changed to ask the question instead, not was that reasonable but was it necessary? We’re talking about doing ‘pattern and practice’ investigations. When I was Attorney General of California, I initiated pattern and practice investigations of law enforcement agencies that were accused of discrimination. So we want to strengthen that, put teeth in it, so that for example, the United States Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division will continue to do the work that was started under previous administrations that stopped under Donald Trump for most intent and purposes. But also that those folks in the Civil Rights Division will have subpoena power to be able to go after those police departments that have a pattern and practice of discrimination.”

    • June 9, 2020 at 2:04 pm

      Senator Harris:
      “In addition, we are proposing that there needs to be independent investigations.
      I will tell you as a former prosecutor, no matter how well-intentioned a DA or a States Attorney, the reality
      is that there is at the very least a lack of appearance of absence of conflict, when that prosecutor is investigating a police officer from an agency they work with every day.
      We need to have independent investigations.
      And then another piece is transparency in terms of data.
      Again when I was Attorney General, we opened up the California Department of Justice’s data,
      which otherwise journalists had to claw out of us. We opened it up and I said look, we want to make sure that the public has information about deaths in custody, arrests rates based on demographic information.
      So these are the kinds of thing that are in this package, and including our anti-lynching bill. And to your point about how far have we come the fact that we can’t, last week, get through an anti-lynching bill in this the year of our lord 2020, is ridiculous. So the obstacles are there to passing the legislation. But it’s good work. It’s not enough, it does not address what we need to address in terms of really dealing with what will truly create safety, and healthy communities in America. It’s a very specific focus, which is accountability and consequence in policing.”

    • June 9, 2020 at 2:08 pm

      Hayes:
      “I’m sure you saw the Mayor in Washington DC obviously paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ on 16th street.
      Other protestors came and painted the phrase ‘Defund the Police’…the president clearly views it as politically advantageous, Joe Biden today coming out and saying “I do not support it”. What does that phrase mean to you, what is your reaction to it as a policy prescription?”
      Senator Harris:
      “So Chris we have to re-imagine safety and public safety in America.
      You know the status quo has been to determine and create policy around the idea that more police equals more safety. And that’s just wrong. You know what creates greater safety? Funding our public schools so that currently two thirds of our teacher’s don’t have to come out of their own back pocket to pay for school supplies. What creates safety? Investing in the economic opportunities of communities. Creating jobs. What creates safe and healthy communities? Making sure that all people have access to healthcare, mental healthcare. And that it is within their reach – meaning it is affordable. These are the things that create safe communities and when in America today, many cities, one third of their budget goes to policing. We all have to step back and ask, is that the smartest and best way to actually achieve safety? Through health communities we have safe communities. And I also have to point something else out Chris. When you go to middle and upper middle class suburban communities, you don’t see the patrol car sitting out on the corner and patrolling the streets like you do in other neighborhoods. You don’t see the kind of police presence. But you know what you do see? You see well-funded schools. What you do see is families who have the ability to get through the end of the month and not worry about how they’re gonna put food on the table.
      What you do see are the access to capital, and access to public health and to health care.”

    • June 9, 2020 at 2:09 pm

      Senator Harris:
      “So we do need to re-imagine how we as a society are going to, in a smart way, achieve public safety.
      We don’t want police officers to be dealing with the homeless issue. We don’t want police officers to be dealing with substance abuse and mental health. No. We should be putting those resources into our public health systems. We should be looking at our budgets. And asking are we getting the best return on our investment as tax payers? Much less what is morally right, and what is right in terms of actually having safe communities that thrive.
      And part of what we have to do here is also look at the militarization of police departments,
      and the kind of money that is going to that. And we need to demilitarize police departments. So there is a lot in conversation. But at its core, one of the issues that I think we should all agree on is that it is old thinking, it is out-dated, and is actually wrong and backward, to think that more police officers will create more safety.”

    • June 9, 2020 at 2:12 pm

      Hayes:
      “Right now every state and locality…is going to have their local budget annihilated because of what’s happened in the economic downturn…there’ll be cutting…the Democrats want to give state and localities…and my understanding today is the republicans don’t want to do that!”
      Senator Harris:
      “You are absolutely correct Chris. You want to talk about which leaders are committed to safe and healthy communities – when you have a president of United States saying that he doesn’t want to give money to state and local governments. That is teachers, it’s first responders, it’s fire fighters, it’s mental health professionals, it’s public health professionals. So you know listen, as far as Donald Trump is concerned and what he says, you know he’s looking for a campaign slogan that might work for him, but the reality is the American people I think are smarter, to know that if we really want to address what is wrong with the way that we are using tax payer dollars, what is wrong with these systems, what is wrong with the criminal justice system, we will see, that most people would agree: Let’s invest in our teachers, let’s invest in our public health systems, let’s invest in the potential of communities. Part of what we are also seeing Chris, and I was out there marching, many of us have been, that there is a community of people who seemingly have nothing in common, who are coming together around these issues, knowing that these are issues that relate to all of us. And when we have good policing we all benefit.
      When we have bad policing we are all hurt.”

    • June 9, 2020 at 2:14 pm

      Hayes:
      “What do you make of…the sentiment of the nation at this moment?”
      Senator Harris:
      “I think that the nation is hurting and that we are really raw. America is raw right now and her wounds are exposed. The reality of it is the tragedy of the murder of George Floyd is just the latest in generations of this story. And finally everyone is getting to witness it because of the prevalence of smart phones! Communities, mothers have been crying over their dead children’s bodies for generations and no one would listen or they’d turn a blind eye. And now you cannot turn a blind eye, because it is right there in vivid details,
      such as was the murder of George Floyd. And there’s a reckoning that is happening, where people have to come to terms with America’s history as it relates to policing, as it relates to racism. And what I find to be inspirational about this moment, when you look at the folks who are out there, folks are understanding this is about all of us. This is about all of us. Racism is bad for everyone, for everyone. And this gives me hope and there’s power in this movement and that can’t be denied.”

  26. 46 Dudette
    June 9, 2020 at 2:10 pm

  27. 47 Dudette
    June 9, 2020 at 2:11 pm

  28. 48 Dudette
    June 9, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    Wow!

  29. 49 marleysperson
    June 9, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    The prevention of THIS sort of thing is what out taxpayer dollars should go for!! To assure that things like this will never happen again!

    • 50 marleysperson
      June 9, 2020 at 2:17 pm

      PS. PAPER BALLOTS DON’T BREAK DOWN!!

    • June 9, 2020 at 4:14 pm

      This is no accident or malfunction…voting by mail would still be fraught with challenges ..because there has to be an efficient infrastructure to support it…with Kemp in charge of the election process it will never be equitable…

      because just as today…he has decided..NO ONE WAS VOTING TODAY..

  30. 52 Dudette
    June 9, 2020 at 2:15 pm

  31. 53 marleysperson
    June 9, 2020 at 2:26 pm

  32. 54 marleysperson
    June 9, 2020 at 2:54 pm

  33. 55 jacquelineoboomer
    June 9, 2020 at 2:58 pm

  34. 56 nena20409
    June 9, 2020 at 2:59 pm

  35. 57 nena20409
    June 9, 2020 at 3:05 pm

  36. 58 Dudette
    June 9, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    🤬🤬🤬

  37. 59 nena20409
    June 9, 2020 at 3:14 pm

  38. 60 jer44
    June 9, 2020 at 3:17 pm

  39. 61 nena20409
    June 9, 2020 at 3:25 pm

  40. 62 marleysperson
    June 9, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Happy Birthday, Gabby Giffords. Many more. Here’s hoping that your amazing husband becomes my newest Senator ❤️

  41. 63 nena20409
    June 9, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    • June 9, 2020 at 4:07 pm

      Instead of giving her an award for having to sustain the tide of Venom from Trump…they should have stood shoulder to shoulder with her…

  42. June 9, 2020 at 3:47 pm

  43. 66 nena20409
    June 9, 2020 at 3:48 pm

  44. 67 marleysperson
    June 9, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    There go those lies. No wonder they have such a dislike for truth.

  45. June 9, 2020 at 3:54 pm

  46. 69 marleysperson
    June 9, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    A confessional

    View at Medium.com

  47. 70 marleysperson
    June 9, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    Sue the damn state of GA!! This is voter suppression and it’s BULLSHIT!

  48. 71 marleysperson
    June 9, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    Sue the damn state of GA!! This is voter suppression and it’s BULLSHIT!

  49. June 9, 2020 at 4:10 pm

  50. 73 Dudette
    June 9, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    Tennessee

  51. 74 Dudette
    June 9, 2020 at 4:23 pm

  52. 75 nena20409
    June 9, 2020 at 4:24 pm

  53. 76 nena20409
    June 9, 2020 at 4:26 pm

  54. 77 Dudette
    June 9, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    * sigh *

  55. 79 nena20409
    June 9, 2020 at 4:34 pm

  56. 80 nena20409
    June 9, 2020 at 4:38 pm

  57. 81 Dudette
    June 9, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    BabyNames dot com is woke! 👶🏽

  58. 82 Dudette
    June 9, 2020 at 4:44 pm

  59. 83 Dudette
    June 9, 2020 at 4:46 pm

  60. 84 Nerdy Wonka
    June 9, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    Republicans are cheating douchebags.

  61. 85 Dudette
    June 9, 2020 at 4:49 pm

  62. June 9, 2020 at 4:50 pm

  63. 88 Dudette
    June 9, 2020 at 4:51 pm

  64. 91 Nerdy Wonka
    June 9, 2020 at 4:53 pm

  65. 93 Dudette
    June 9, 2020 at 4:57 pm

  66. 94 Dudette
    June 9, 2020 at 4:59 pm

  67. 95 Dudette
    June 9, 2020 at 5:00 pm

  68. 96 marleysperson
    June 9, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    I’m just gonna drop this here. WTAF

  69. 97 jer44
    June 9, 2020 at 5:13 pm

  70. 98 jer44
    June 9, 2020 at 5:14 pm

  71. 99 Nerdy Wonka
    June 9, 2020 at 5:15 pm

  72. 100 Dudette
    June 9, 2020 at 5:17 pm

  73. 101 marleysperson
    June 9, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    They can blame jackass

  74. June 9, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    Campaign email to “Trump Army”.
    “Trump is addicted to violence. He encourages and revels in police brutality and thuggery — the police officer who murdered George Floyd by crushing his neck was in the most basic way just following Trump’s orders.
    As a function of his addiction to violence, Donald Trump uses stochastic terrorism to command his followers to attack various perceived enemies: nonwhite people, liberals and progressives, Latin American migrants and refugees, Muslims, Jews, so-called anarchists and antifa members and so on. 
    The most recent example: last week, Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign sent an email to supporters that referred to a “Trump army” which should not entirely be understood as a metaphor: 
    “The President wants YOU and every other member of our exclusive Trump Army
    to have something to identify yourselves with, and to let everyone know that YOU
    are the President’s first line of defense when it comes to fighting off the Liberal MOB.”
    (https://www.salon.com/2020/06/07/former-harvard-psychiatrist-lance-dodes-trump-is-trying-to-turn-america-into-a-police-state/)

  75. 105 jer44
    June 9, 2020 at 5:23 pm

  76. 106 Dudette
    June 9, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    Ahem…

  77. 108 Dudette
    June 9, 2020 at 5:31 pm

  78. 109 Dudette
    June 9, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    Hmm 🤔

  79. 110 Dudette
    June 9, 2020 at 5:36 pm

  80. 111 Dudette
    June 9, 2020 at 5:37 pm

  81. 112 pkayden
    June 9, 2020 at 5:41 pm

  82. 113 vcprezofan2
    June 9, 2020 at 5:45 pm

  83. 114 Dudette
    June 9, 2020 at 5:46 pm

  84. 116 Dudette
    June 9, 2020 at 5:50 pm

  85. June 9, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    FAUCI: “Where is it going to end? We’re still at the beginning of it.”
    “Fauci said the way the outbreak has unfolded is his “worst nightmare.”
    Meanwhile:
    “Donald Trump has repeatedly suggested the end of the pandemic is in sight,
    and even as thousands of people die each week from the disease and tens of thousands or more new cases emerge, he spends little time discussing it publicly any more.”
    (https://www.alternet.org/2020/06/dr-faucis-bleak-remarks-his-worst-nightmare-has-occurred-and-it-isnt-over-yet/)

  86. 119 Dudette
    June 9, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    President O retweeted this.

  87. 120 nena20409
    June 9, 2020 at 6:01 pm


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