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Mon Mar 8, 2021, 08:01 PM

George Floyd and the January 6th response

it was real, it happened, I watched it, and yet I need to be reminded.


Capitol police made 14 arrests last night, none were D.C.residents
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/live-blog/2021-01-06-congress-electoral-vote-count-n1253179/ncrd1253295#blogHeader
The U.S. Capitol Police Department made 14 arrests related to the breach at the Capitol on Wednesday.

Most of those arrested were charged with unlawful entry, but there were also people arrested for weapons possession and assaulting an officer.

The department released the names and hometowns of the people arrested. None of them are Washington residents.



City Bar Calls for 'Prompt Investigation' of Decision to Clear Protesters From Lafayette Park | New York Law Journal
Creator: Alex Brandon Credit: AP
Indiana journalist loses eye to tear gas canister during demonstrations against George Floyd's death
Similar injuries have occurred across the country

https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/equality/500467-texas-journalist-loses-eye-to-tear-gas-canister-during
By Anagha Srikanth
Police threw tear gas canisters into crowds of protesters demonstrating against police violence in cities across the country this weekend. Outside the Allen County Courthouse in Fort Wayne, Ind., one of those canisters hit 21-year-old Balin Brake, a weekend editor at a local television station.

Brake was taken to the hospital with a ruptured eye and fractured occipital bone, according to a post tied to a Facebook fundraiser set up by his mother, Rachel Simonis. In a selfie taken after surgery, Brake revealed that he had lost his eye. By Monday, the fundraiser had exceeded the initial goal of $40,000 set to cover his medical bills.



A majority of Americans believe their country is going in the wrong direction. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Journalists blinded, injured, arrested covering George Floyd protests nationwide

Lorenzo Reyes
USA TODAY============
“Targeted attacks on journalists, media crews and news organizations covering the demonstrations show a complete disregard for their critical role in documenting issues of public interest and are an unacceptable attempt to intimidate them,” said Carlos Martínez de la Serna, program director of the Committee to Protect Journalists. “Authorities in cities across the U.S. need to instruct police not to target journalists and ensure they can report safely on the protests without fear of injury or retaliation.”

The CPJ said it is investigating reports of attacks and arrests in Louisville, Kentucky, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Washington, D.C.

U.S. police have arrested or attacked journalists more than 110 times since May 28,
according to the Nieman Foundation for Journalism.

On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota filed a lawsuit on behalf of a freelance journalist that alleges a pattern of attacks on journalists carried out by the Minneapolis Police Department and the Minnesota State Patrol "tramples on the Constitution."
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/05/31/journalists-blinded-injured-arrested-covering-george-floyd-protests/5299374002/



Denver police shoot a projectile at a man as he retreats during a protest outside the State Capitol over the death of George Floyd, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Denver.
DAVID ZALUBOWSKI, A


“Directly at us”: Louisville law enforcement shoots reporters with pepper bullets
Arrests, shootings, and harassment of journalists are features of the George Floyd protests.


By Alex [email protected]@vox.com May 30, 2020, 2:10pm EDT
https://www.vox.com/2020/5/30/21275594/george-floyd-protest-louisville-reporter-shot
On Friday night, video footage captured a law enforcement officer shooting journalists covering the George Floyd and Breonna Taylor protests in Louisville, Kentucky, with what appear to be pepper balls — continuing a disturbing trend of unwarranted assaults on press covering the uprisings.

WAVE 3’s Kaitlin Rust was live on television that night reporting on the unrest in the city, part of a nationwide movement in the wake of Floyd’s death.

As Rust covered the standoff between protesters and police, she screamed and then yelled she was “getting shot.” The camera operator then turned to show the officer shooting right at the reporting crew. They were aiming “at us, like directly at us,” Rust told the station’s anchors.

The unidentified officer shooting the pepper-ball launcher gave no reason why he shot at Rust and her camera crew.


KC police permanently blind local dogwalker amid peaceful protest

June 3, 2020 Brock Wilbur
https://www.thepitchkc.com/showing-up-as-an-ally-i-didnt-expect-the-police-to-blind-me-forever-but-ive-mad-my-piece/
Over the weekend, Sydney and Sean showed up to the protests in KC to show support. Things went very well, and then things went terrible.

Sydney Ragsdale, 28, is an investigative lawyer and went with her boyfriend to the park. They wanted to participate in the social movement they believed in. In fact, they were convinced by the sheer number of police sirens they’d heard outside their home in the preceding days. It was a reminder that without white bodies, it is solely Black people being put on the front lines for their beliefs.

https://www.ottawaherald.com/zz/news/20200602/journalists-blinded-injured-arrested-covering-george-floyd-protests-nationwide

Fractured skulls, lost eyes: Police break their own rules when shooting protesters with ‘rubber bullets’
Liz Szabo, Jay Hancock, Kevin McCoy, Donovan Slack and Dennis Wagner, USA TODAY and Kaiser Health News
Published 5:00 AM EDT Jun. 19, 2020 Updated 9:00 PM EDT Sep. 11, 2020
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/nation/2020/06/19/police-break-rules-shooting-protesters-rubber-bullets-less-lethal-projectiles/3211421001/

Photos and videos posted on social media show protesters with large bruises or deep gashes on the throat, hands, arms, legs, chest, rib cage and stomach, all caused by what law enforcement calls “kinetic impact projectiles” and bystanders call “rubber bullets.”

At least 20 people have suffered severe eye injuries, including seven people who lost an eye, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Photographer Linda Tirado, 37, lost an eye after being hit by a foam projectile in Minneapolis. Brandon Saenz, 26, lost an eye and several teeth after being hit with a “sponge round” in Dallas. Leslie Furcron, 59, was placed in a medically induced coma after she was shot between the eyes with a “bean bag” round in La Mesa, California.

Twenty-seven-year-old Derrick Sanderlin helped defuse a confrontation at a protest in San Jose, California, on May 29. While he was trying to protect a young woman from police, he was hit with a projectile that ruptured a testicle and his doctor said may leave him infertile.

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At least 20 people have suffered severe eye injuries, including seven people who lost an eye, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Photographer Linda Tirado, 37, lost an eye after being hit by a foam projectile in Minneapolis. Brandon Saenz, 26, lost an eye and several teeth after being hit with a “sponge round” in Dallas. Leslie Furcron, 59, was placed in a medically induced coma after she was shot between the eyes with a “bean bag” round in La Mesa, California.

C.J. Montano, 24, has a bruise on his forehead in the shape of a circle – visible evidence of the projectile that caused bleeding inside his brain.

“They shot me directly in the face,” said Montano, a former Marine who was hospitalized in the intensive care unit after attending a protest May 30 in Los Angeles. “It was definitely intentional.”


An Austin police officer aims a weapon with rubber bullets into a crowd of protesters calling for justice over the death of George Floyd in Austin on Sunday, May 31, 2020.
LOLA GOMEZ, AP

https://images.wsj.net/im-193657.net

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