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Tuesday, June 02, 2020

On @AC360 , Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde, of the Episcopal Dioscese of Washington, says President Trump used St. John's for a photo op without her mission. "I am outraged." read more


Officers and the National Guard were called to Dino's Food Mart on South 26th Street at around 12 a.m. to help clear a large crowd that had gathered in the parking lot. The officers were met with gunfire, Conrad said, and both the LMPD officers and National Guard troops fired back at the crowd. One man was pronounced dead at the scene. read more


Law enforcement not only expelled peaceful protesters for Trump's photo op in front of Saint John's Episcopal Church Monday but officials also ousted a priest and seminarian from the church. The Saint John's Episcopal officials were handing out water and granola bars to the protesters from the private church's patio. The church, which has no association with the federal government, had become a peaceful sanctuary during the protests. "They turned holy ground into a battleground," said the Rev. Gini Gerbasi. read more


Two Australian journalists were assaulted by police on live TV during a protest outside the White House on Monday evening. Channel 7 News cameraman Tim Myers was punched and hit with a shield and U.S. correspondent Amelia Brace was hit with a truncheon while trying to escape. The police, dressed in riot gear, were removing protesters ahead of a media appearance by President Donald Trump. read more


The former vice president offered emotional support and promised bold action during an in-person meeting with black leaders in Delaware and a subsequent virtual meeting with big-city mayors who are grappling with racial tensions and frustrated by a lack of federal support. read more


A Twitter account claiming to belong to a national "antifa" organization and pushing violent rhetoric related to ongoing protests has been linked to the white nationalist group Identity Evropa, according to a Twitter spokesperson. read more


Two Democratic governors fired back at President Donald Trump on Monday, accusing the president of "inflammatory" and "dangerous" rhetoric about protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. read more


Monday, June 01, 2020

The Players Coalition, which put out a statement on [George] Floyd this weekend, was established at a time when NFL players' protesting of police brutality was a hot-button issue beyond the playing field of an NFL stadium. While problems continue to exist on a larger scale, the group has worked at a micro level, sending groups of players on social justice reform trips focused on learning more about the landscape to better focus their efforts, for example. It hasn't just been a trending topic that dissipated with time in NFL locker rooms, but the latest instance of an unarmed black man losing his life at the hands of police officers has again brought the larger issue to the forefront of the American consciousness. read more


Shammara Lawrence: I first learned about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre on Tumblr, sometime during high school, while aimlessly scrolling down my feed. I saw jarring photos of houses engulfed in flames. Despite having taken AP U.S. history in high school, no teacher had taught my classes anything about the destruction of Black Wall Street. read more


(U)nder President Obama, the Justice Department took on more civil rights investigations of local police departments than his recent predecessors, launching probes into "nearly two dozen police departments, from Baltimore to Ferguson, Missouri to Chicago -- uncovering a wide range of abusive, even racist, police practices." So what happened? Donald Trump took office, Jeff Sessions became attorney general, and in November 2018, the Republican-led Justice Department went in a dramatically different direction. read more


Attorney General William Barr is sending specialized teams of federal agents to help control protests in Washington, D.C., and Miami, and the FBI is setting up command posts in cities across the country as demonstrations against George Floyd's death move into a second week. read more


Moments before President Trump was scheduled to take the podium to address nationwide protests against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd's death, police officers near the North Lawn of the White House charged at peaceful protesters, throwing tear gas as they aggressively attempted to disperse the crowd. read more


Joe Biden made an unannounced visit to the site of protest that had taken place the night before in Wilmington, Del. His campaign tweeted out a photo of Biden at the site with the following statement read more


As Trump brings out more military presence and threatens to deploy active-duty U.S. Troops to squash protests, CNN's Don Lemon watches protesters at the White House clashing with the new forces and wonders why the President of the United States won't listen to the Americans literally at his doorstep screaming to be heard: "The people who are out here yelling at the top of their voices, fighting back against police, protesting, they're desperate to be heard. They're desperate to get food on the table. They're desperate to be treated equally under the law. Many of them are desperate to find employment with a pandemic and being shutdown for months. They are desperate to be heard. This president is desperate to try and to keep some kind of order and desperate to be reelected come November and now you have these two forces that are clashing. What I hear in the President's voice, and this is just what I hear, I hear fear -- anytime you are saying you guys are weak, you need to apply force. What are you going to do put a fortress around the White House, put a fortress around America and not engage with the people who are outside of your door screaming: 'Hey we need to be heard. Listen to us' ... The way to stop this is to engage with the people who are screaming at the top of their lungs for you to pay attention. You represent these people who are outside of your door desperate to be heard ... These are Americans. Your constituents. There is a very simple solution to this, listen to the people and that could have been solved a long time ago -- if you just listen and engage the people who are so desperate for you to pay attention to them, to include them." read more


President Donald Trump on Monday derided many governors as "weak" and demanded tougher crackdowns on burning and stealing among some demonstrations in the aftermath of another night of violent protests in dozens of American cities. read more


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