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Don midwest
Don midwest

DONALD TRUMP IS right. The anti-racism protests that have convulsed cities across the United States are also being used as cover, to quote the president, for “acts of domestic terror.”

In late May, for example, three Nevada men were “arrested on terrorism-related charges in what authorities say was a conspiracy to spark violence during recent protests in Las Vegas,” reported the Associated Press. Federal prosecutors say the men had molotov cocktails in glass bottles and were headed downtown, according to a copy of the criminal complaint obtained by AP.

“People have a right to peacefully protest,” said Nicholas Trutanich, the U.S. attorney in Nevada. “These men are agitators and instigators. Their point was to hijack the protests into violence.”

But here’s the thing: None of these three men were members of antifa, the left-wing, anti-fascist protest movement that has been blamed both by the president and his attorney-general Bill Barr for recent violence. They were all self-identified members of the so-called boogaloo movement, aka “boogaloo bois” aka “boojahideen” — perhaps the most dangerous group that, until the past week or so, most Americans had never heard of.

https://theintercept.com/2020/06/10/boogaloo-boys-george-floyd-protests/

orlbucfan

Remember Timothy McVeigh and the OK City Bombing? Homegrown terrorism to the max over 25 years ago.

Don midwest
Don midwest

This may have been posted already, but worth being posted again

America, This Is Your Chance: We must get it right this time or risk losing our democracy forever.

She became noticed in the first edition of her book “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness”

Our democracy hangs in the balance. This is not an overstatement.

As protests, riots, and police violence roiled the nation last week, the president vowed to send the military to quell persistent rebellions and looting, whether governors wanted a military occupation or not. John Allen, a retired four-star Marine general, wrote that we may be witnessing the “beginning of the end of the American experiment” because of President Trump’s catastrophic failures.

Trump’s leadership has been disastrous. But it would be a mistake to place the blame on him alone. In part, we find ourselves here for the same reasons a civil war tore our nation apart more than 100 years ago: Too many citizens prefer to cling to brutal and unjust systems than to give up political power, the perceived benefits of white supremacy and an exploitative economic system. If we do not learn the lessons of history and choose a radically different path forward, we may lose our last chance at creating a truly inclusive, egalitarian democracy.

The Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky famously said that “the degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” Today, the same can be said of our criminal injustice system, which is a mirror reflecting back to us who we really are, as opposed to what we tell ourselves.

She was here in Columbus OH for a few years as a prof at the Law School. Now she is a journalist at NY Times.

orlbucfan

How did the elections go yesterday? Is it official about a Swearingen win?

polarbear4
polarbear4

Torabs
Torabs

We missed? No. We were colluded against and cheated by Trump’s left flank. And I’ll never forgive them for it.

polarbear4
polarbear4

polarbear4
polarbear4

Seattle tied in with corporate govt and big tech. Going after protesters at home. One guy who filmed them macing a child. tearing a mother from her son in her driveway. police are the biggest entitled baby bullies.


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polarbear4
polarbear4

polarbear4
polarbear4

when us the news not the news? most if the time?