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141 Responses to “Cops Are Evil”


  1. 1 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Thanks Nerdy! Good Morning Everyone!

  2. 2 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 9:27 am

    In case you need something else to think about: There’s a spacewalk underway.

  3. June 26, 2020 at 9:29 am

    Thanks and congratulations on first, Dudette. So hard to think about anything else other than all the wrongs.

    • 4 Dudette
      June 26, 2020 at 9:52 am

      Thanks JF! You’re right. It is hard, especially with all the horrible stuff going on that desperately needs to be addressed. Remember also it’s a form of self-care to give yourself the space & time to focus on the good and uplifting. Otherwise what’s the point of it all?

  4. 5 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 9:29 am

  5. 6 Nerdy Wonka
    June 26, 2020 at 9:30 am

    • June 26, 2020 at 10:11 am

      So freakin’ disgusting that people have to sign a petition to get people to do the right thing, to do their job. UGH.

  6. 8 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 9:31 am

  7. 9 nena20409
    June 26, 2020 at 9:33 am

    TGIF, Finally.
    Congrats, Dudette on your 🥇⭐🤩
    Thank you, NW for a New Thread😊😍😊
    Good Morning, TODbots…👍❤💙💕😘💖

  8. 11 Hillary Darton
    June 26, 2020 at 9:35 am

    We hear so much that all cops aren’t bad, I’m starting to wonder. Just afew bad apples your so call President says, alot ore then a few half the bushel it seem.

  9. 12 marleysperson
    June 26, 2020 at 9:52 am

    Morning everyone. More than cops are evil.

    • 13 jer44
      June 26, 2020 at 10:10 am

      APPOINTING 200 LIFETIME TRUMP JUDGES COULD TAKE AMERICA BACK TO THE 1950S …

    • 14 marleysperson
      June 26, 2020 at 10:21 am

  10. 15 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 9:54 am

  11. 16 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 10:02 am

    Go For It!

  12. June 26, 2020 at 10:03 am

    Good morning, Nerdy and thank you today and every day.

    Such a horrid, stomach-churning collection of the abuses of cops. Racism and misogyny rampant throughout, and when you’re a woman POC, it’s just unimaginably worse.

  13. 18 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 10:10 am

    Moment of cuteness! 😍

  14. 19 marleysperson
    June 26, 2020 at 10:14 am

    Exactly!!!!

  15. 20 jer44
    June 26, 2020 at 10:15 am

  16. June 26, 2020 at 10:21 am

    Repeating this tweet that Dudette posted last evening…

    ========

    The 2020 United States Senate special election in Georgia will be held on November 3, 2020, following Senator Johnny Isakson’s resignation effective December 31, 2019. Governor Brian Kemp appointed Kelly Loeffler to serve as Isakson’s replacement, effective January 6, 2020, until the special election.

    A primary election will not occur; instead, all candidates, regardless of party, will be placed on the same ballot. Party labels will be printed on the ballot and if no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, the top two finishers will advance to a runoff election, to be held on January 5, 2021.

    In all, 21 candidates qualified to run for the office, which includes 4 Republican challengers, 8 Democrats, 4 Independents and one Libertarian and one Green Party member.

    ——–

    https://www.ajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/election-2020-inside-georgia-senate-races/OO1k28vHPPHaNJgIEAznDL/

    https://ballotpedia.org/United_States_Senate_special_election_in_Georgia,_2020

    ========

    My fear is that given the number of Democrats *currently* in the race, the run-off will come down to two Republicans (probably by design).

  17. 25 jer44
    June 26, 2020 at 10:21 am

    • June 26, 2020 at 10:37 am

      Such is the Doom party greed for power and money. Life is worthless unless you’re wealthy and can help
      re-elect them. Even in Russia healthcare is free to all via a state-funded system.

  18. 27 jer44
    June 26, 2020 at 10:27 am

    Also here: House Speaker Pelosi holds weekly news briefing – https://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-4

  19. 28 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 10:36 am

  20. 29 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 10:38 am

  21. 30 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 10:38 am

  22. June 26, 2020 at 10:39 am

  23. 32 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 10:39 am

  24. 33 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 10:40 am

  25. June 26, 2020 at 10:40 am

    Covid can leave you with organ damage and millions need the ACA for pre-existing conditions. Have a friend whose rapid heart beat due (seems obvious although couldn’t get a test) to the virus, is not going away.

  26. 35 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 10:41 am

  27. 36 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 10:41 am

  28. 37 Nerdy Wonka
    June 26, 2020 at 10:42 am

  29. 39 jer44
    June 26, 2020 at 11:10 am

  30. June 26, 2020 at 11:18 am

    🚨 Thread 🚨

  31. 41 marleysperson
    June 26, 2020 at 11:22 am

    Can you smell the bullshit? Katie Porter is amazing.

  32. 43 jer44
    June 26, 2020 at 11:28 am

  33. 44 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 11:35 am

  34. 45 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 11:40 am

  35. June 26, 2020 at 11:42 am

  36. 47 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 11:48 am

    Welp. Kinda late now but…

  37. June 26, 2020 at 11:50 am

    Forever apologies and love to Carlos Adrian Ingram-Lopez and his family,
    for the gross police officers and police system that we masochistically keep on funding.
    And for looking away while they torture and murder us.

    • June 26, 2020 at 11:52 am

      PRONE RESTRAINT.
      “The NYT has pointed out that many departments have trained officers that people held face down in what is known as “prone restraint” are more likely to die suddenly because they have difficulty expanding their chests to bring in air. The officers involved resigned last Thursday”. (Hayes)

    • June 26, 2020 at 11:54 am

      Eduardo Coronado is the Ingram-Lopez family’s lawyer.

      Hayes: “Can you tell us what the family wants to see happen here, given this horrible, horrible tape that has now been released?”

      Coronado:
      “Justice obviously. We don’t know at this point know necessarily what justice is, other than a thorough investigation. And just to point out, the Mayor did offer his resignation. The family authorized me to connect with the mayor and let the mayor know that that was not the request, nor the wishes of the family. But we did not have access to the video until yesterday. So we are trying to digest the video ourselves. Even though we’ve been requesting all that information since the 22nd of April, we did not get the video until yesterday. But it is very disturbing and obviously the family is grieving and distraught, and even more so now after watching the video yesterday.”

    • June 26, 2020 at 11:56 am

      Hayes: “What was the family’s understanding of what happened that night and the cause of his death?”
      Coronado:
      “The family’s understanding at the beginning was that Adrian passed away because he supposedly had an enlarged heart. That obviously has changed in their understanding, obviously, since watching the video. We did get a police report. But the police record even if done correctly, and I have no reason to believe that it wasn’t, it just doesn’t bring it home until you watch that video. And until you hear Adrian say “I can’t breathe, I need water”. Although you said the officers did not have their knee on Adrian’s neck, they did have their knee on his back. And the report that I get, their internal report, says there were two officers had their knee on Adrian’s back for approximately 12 minutes. And Adrian not being able to breathe. Again, those words that usually a lot of these victims of this same treatment, the same words “I can’t breathe”. So far from the video that we’ve seen, he yelled out those words approximately 3 times. One was very clear, the other two were not as clear.”

  38. 52 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 11:57 am

  39. 53 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 12:05 pm

  40. 54 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 12:08 pm

  41. 55 marleysperson
    June 26, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    Powerful

  42. 56 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    This editorial shook me. It should shake everyone who reads it.

    “You want a Confederate Monument? My body is Confederate Monument.

    The black people I come from were owned and raped by the white people I come from. Who dares to tell me to celebrate them?…

    I have rape-colored skin. My light-brown-blackness is a living testament to the rules, the practices, the causes of the Old South.

    If there are those who want to remember the legacy of the Confederacy, if they want monuments, well, then, my body is a monument. My skin is a monument.”

    “… I am a black, Southern woman, and of my immediate white male ancestors, all of them were rapists. My very existence is a relic of slavery and Jim Crow.”

    “According to the rule of hypodescent (the social and legal practice of assigning a genetically mixed-race person to the race with less social power) I am the daughter of two black people, the granddaughter of four black people, the great-granddaughter of eight black people. Go back one more generation and it gets less straightforward, and more sinister. As far as family history has always told, and as modern DNA testing has allowed me to confirm, I am the descendant of black women who were domestic servants and white men who raped their help.

    It is an extraordinary truth of my life that I am biologically more than half white, and yet I have no white people in my genealogy in living memory. No. Voluntary. Whiteness. I am more than half white, and none of it was consensual. White Southern men — my ancestors — took what they wanted from women they did not love, over whom they had extraordinary power, and then failed to claim their children.”

    “What is a monument but a standing memory? An artifact to make tangible the truth of the past. My body and blood are a tangible truth of the South and its past. The black people I come from were owned by the white people I come from. The white people I come from fought and died for their Lost Cause. And I ask you now, who dares to tell me to celebrate them? Who dares to ask me to accept their mounted pedestals?

    You cannot dismiss me as someone who doesn’t understand. You cannot say it wasn’t my family members who fought and died. My blackness does not put me on the other side of anything. It puts me squarely at the heart of the debate…”

  43. 57 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 12:23 pm

  44. 58 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 12:24 pm

  45. 59 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 12:25 pm

  46. 60 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    Thread

  47. 61 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 12:45 pm

  48. June 26, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    Sooner or later, the roosters they shall come home.

  49. June 26, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    REFORMS = NOW.
    Regina Romero, Mayor of Tucson announced:
    “Carlos Adrian not only lost his life. But his family lost a son, a grandson, and his daughter lost a father. As Mayor and as a Mother, I am deeply troubled and outraged by what happened. I am outraged that Carlos Adrian lost his life. I am outraged that his family lost their son.”
    Mayor Romero speaks to Maddow:
    “It’s an emotional time for citizens here in Tucson. We never saw a failure like this happening in our city. And I want to make sure that we keep the focus on Carlos Adrian Ingram-Lopez and their family, and what happened here in Tucson should not happen again. And the action that we need to take, and the reform that we need to do, to offer much more of a safety net from this happening in our city.”

    • June 26, 2020 at 12:56 pm

      Maddow: “Let me ask you about a foundational question in this very troubling incident, which is the delay. This happened in April. Information about this incident was not disclosed publicly until this week. Do you yet have a handle on why that is, as to why there was that delay in the reporting of the death, let alone the publication of these very disturbing details about how the death occurred?”
      Mayor Romero:
      “I am very disturbed, as well as the community are disturbed, as to why the mayor and council only learned of this death and custody last Wednesday, when it actually happened April 21st. I believe there was a breakdown in communication in the police department. We do have an office of professional standards that do an internal investigation and offers the Chief of Police a recommendation, in terms of what type of punishment the officers should receive. And that breakdown is what has brought us to this point. Why did mayor and council not hear of the death in custody until last Wednesday, and why did the community not hear what happened?”

    • June 26, 2020 at 12:57 pm

      Mayor Romero:
      “Yesterday I offered a reform, a very quick reform, that mayor and council have to approve immediately. Which is any in-custody death that happens here in the city of Tucson must be reported to mayor and council and the community within the first 24 hours. Even if we don’t release the names of the victims or the names of the officers, so that the investigation could be fair and neutral, the community has a right to know.”

    • June 26, 2020 at 12:58 pm

      Maddow: “In terms of the fate of these 3 officers who were directly involved in this incident, do you believe that charges should be brought, do you believe this was a criminal act by those officers?”
      Mayor Romero:
      “The Chief has called in the FBI, so that the FBI can also do an investigation as to what happened internally in the department with the communication breakdown. The Pima Country Attorney now has the case, and I want to make sure that that case is swift and thorough for the community to learn what the charges will be. I believe that the family of Carlos Adrian Ingram-Lopez deserves an explanation as to if it is criminal conduct that the officers did. But the family deserves justice, the mayor and council and the community deserve swift and thorough investigation by the Pima Country Attorney. And right now what we need to focus on is reform and reconciliation in our community. And that is only done with actions, in partnership and in solidarity with our community.”

  50. 68 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    8 meters is over 26 ft.

  51. June 26, 2020 at 12:57 pm

  52. 70 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 1:00 pm

  53. 73 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    We need actual paper ballot voting.

    • June 26, 2020 at 1:39 pm

      Georgia allows no-excuse absentee voting. I’m hoping that many [Democratic/minority] voters who are typically victims of voter suppression will take advantage of this opportunity. I will.

      • 75 Dudette
        June 26, 2020 at 1:45 pm

        Me too. We need more people to take advantage of this and verifiable measures to ensure all counted and that the count process is secure.

  54. June 26, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    “Katie Benner, Justice Department reporter for the New York Times, talks with Rachel Maddow about new reporting that Bill Barr pressured federal prosecutors at the Southern District of New York office on cases
    with ties to Donald Trump.”

    • June 26, 2020 at 1:19 pm

      The fixer:
      Pattern and practice of Barr using existing rules, intervening, micromanaging for the president’s purposes, shaping prosecutions, lying up the wazoo, whatever it takes to prevent any kind of damage to his boss, also known as “Individual One”.

  55. June 26, 2020 at 1:09 pm

  56. June 26, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    During this time of trouble and strife, am thankful for those writers that can on one day challenge my thought process with a good, intellectual piece; and on the next day publish jokingly publish some interpretive bullshit that simultaneously makes you think and howl with laughter! 🤣🤣🤣

    🔥🤣🔥 A MR Thread 🔥🤣🔥

  57. 82 jer44
    June 26, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    • June 26, 2020 at 2:38 pm

      This is an opinion…no one knows for sure…the folks who say race should not play a part are white…….but surely they jest…race plays a part in everything….

  58. 88 jer44
    June 26, 2020 at 1:49 pm

  59. 89 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 1:56 pm

  60. 90 jer44
    June 26, 2020 at 1:58 pm

  61. 91 jer44
    June 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm

  62. June 26, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    “Barr interfered in SDNY cases tied to Trump interests: NYT”
    “New report from the New York Times that Bill Barr exerted influence on federal prosecutors in cases tied to Donald Trump from the beginning of his time as attorney general, including the Stormy Daniels hush money case.”
    Maddow: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/barr-interfered-in-sdny-cases-tied-to-trump-interests-nyt-86030917607)

  63. 93 jer44
    June 26, 2020 at 2:05 pm

  64. June 26, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    “Trump admin failure on coronavirus threatens unity of the states”
    “U.S. hits new single-day high on coronavirus cases.”
    Maddow: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/trump-admin-failure-on-coronavirus-threatens-unity-of-the-states-85962821953)

  65. 95 jer44
    June 26, 2020 at 2:08 pm

  66. 96 jer44
    June 26, 2020 at 2:11 pm

  67. 97 jer44
    June 26, 2020 at 2:13 pm

  68. 98 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    DC Statehood vote in the House is underway.

  69. 99 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 2:25 pm

  70. 100 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 2:26 pm

  71. 101 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 2:27 pm

  72. 102 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 2:28 pm

  73. 103 marleysperson
    June 26, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    Share. I.Am.An.Antiracist.

  74. 104 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    Good!

  75. June 26, 2020 at 2:39 pm

  76. 106 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 2:58 pm

  77. June 26, 2020 at 3:05 pm

  78. June 26, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    GDP is negative 5% (CNBC) and Barr is interfering in all criminal cases that touch on Trump’s interests.
    An unprecedented list of horrific facts to keep up with.
    Maddow:
    “Maybe we all saw all of this coming, the economic collapse, the rule of law collapse. But who among us saw it coming all at the same time? And at the same time as the total surrender of our country to a highly contagious viral pandemic? Every country that took drastic steps to contain coronavirus took an economic hit for it.”

    • June 26, 2020 at 3:09 pm

      Maddow:
      “Well, we took among the worsts economic hits in the world. We’re still reeling. Except the difference is, we didn’t actually contain the coronavirus. Right? We gave ourselves the economic hit, but we wasted it.
      In terms of what we used that time for in terms of containing this pandemic. We blew it. Everybody took an economic hit. But look what they (the aforementioned countries) got for their time. They got their pandemics under control. We did not. We took the economic hit and we are still eating it, in terms of the health impact of this thing with 121,000 dead Americans. Yet last night we reported that the United States had reached the largest number of new infections yet, on any single day since the start of the pandemic. We did break that record yesterday. Then today we broke it again. Today we set a new record and we broke the record that we set yesterday…”

    • June 26, 2020 at 3:10 pm

      Maddow:
      “Most states are seeing a rise in the number of new infections reported each day now….Texas is at a new record for highest number of cases it has ever reported. Every single day this week! Texas had almost 6,000 new cases reported day. Texas case numbers are up 340% since Memorial Day, that was only 4 weeks ago…Texas Medical Center in the Houston area reports that they have hit 100% ICU capacity. They are going into newly created surge capacity. We’ll see how long that can hold out…”

    • June 26, 2020 at 3:12 pm

      Maddow:
      “I think that a lot of people, a lot of Americans thought that this presidency might be a bad one.
      That this leader we chose in the last election might not have the right stuff to lead the country well. I think that is not overstating the case. But this level of multi-variant, simultaneous, existentially threatening mass catastrophe. This is what we’ve got.
      We’ve got economic disaster.
      We’ve got rule of law disaster.
      We’ve got health disaster.
      None of which are abating. None of which are abating! They’re all getting worse with every passing day. And all of which are cresting simultaneously now down onto us. We have got to survive it, one. And we have got to fix it.”

  79. 112 nena20409
    June 26, 2020 at 3:19 pm

  80. June 26, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    For our Native American Women:
    Frank Kipp started up the Blackfeet Boxing Club in Browning in 2003.
    “Since then, he’s trained more than 500 boxers on the reservation. Its most important fighters are the young women who come in search of more than a heavy bag. BLACKFEET BOXING is a film about fighting—for respect, identity and acknowledgment. There are no scorecards or knockouts. In a state where 73 indigenous women were missing or murdered in the previous two years, the prize at the Blackfeet Boxing Club is far more vital: survival.”

  81. 114 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 3:25 pm

  82. 115 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 3:25 pm

  83. 116 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 3:25 pm

  84. 117 nena20409
    June 26, 2020 at 3:28 pm

  85. June 26, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    MORE precautions ahead for California:

  86. 121 nena20409
    June 26, 2020 at 3:29 pm

  87. 122 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 3:30 pm

  88. 123 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 3:30 pm

  89. 124 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 3:33 pm

  90. 126 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 3:35 pm

  91. 127 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 3:38 pm

  92. June 26, 2020 at 3:49 pm

  93. 130 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 3:50 pm

  94. 131 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 3:51 pm

  95. June 26, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    We NEED more connections like this:

  96. June 26, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    Unprecedented language ….

  97. 135 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 3:58 pm

  98. 136 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 4:09 pm

  99. 137 marleysperson
    June 26, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    What????

  100. 138 jer44
    June 26, 2020 at 4:33 pm

  101. 140 jer44
    June 26, 2020 at 4:37 pm

  102. 141 Dudette
    June 26, 2020 at 5:02 pm


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