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Long time political activist, working to tint my lil "Mayberry" more blue. Collector of strays of various species and minds.

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Human Rights Watch:New York Police Planned Assault on Bronx Protesters

New York City police planned the assault and mass arrests of peaceful protesters in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx on June 4, 2020, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The crackdown, led by the department’s highest-ranking uniformed officer, was among the most aggressive police responses to protests across the United States following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and could cost New York City taxpayers several million dollars in misconduct complaints and lawsuits.

About 10 minutes before an 8 p.m. curfew – imposed after looting elsewhere in the city – scores of police officers surrounded and trapped the protesters – a tactic known as “kettling” – as they marched peacefully through Mott Haven. Just after 8 p.m., the police, unprovoked and without warning, moved in on the protesters, wielding batons, beating people from car tops, shoving them to the ground, and firing pepper spray into their faces before rounding up more than 250 people for arrest

“The New York City police blocked people from leaving before the curfew and then used the curfew as an excuse to beat, abuse, and arrest people who were protesting peacefully,” said Ida Sawyer, acting crisis and conflict director at Human Rights Watch and co-author of the report. “It was a planned operation with no justification that could cost New York taxpayers millions of dollars.”

Have you seen the latest polls today?

The poll averages are what tells the story, and Biden is up 6 points, but this week, ALL the polls, even
Rasmussen, has Biden ahead.


Truck drove through the protest in Hollywood.

At least one person was injured after a truck plowed through a crowd of demonstrators in Hollywood, where protesters were demanding justice for Breonna Taylor.

The vehicle continued driving, and a green convertible car followed for some time until police caught up.
At least one person was injured after a truck plowed through a crowd of demonstrators in Hollywood, protesting the killing of Breonna Taylor on Sept. 24, 2020. (KTLA)At least one person was injured after a truck plowed through a crowd of demonstrators in Hollywood, protesting the killing of Breonna Taylor on Sept. 24, 2020. (KTLA)

The driver eventually pulled over about three minutes later, exiting the vehicle and surrendering to police. The man was taken into custody moments later.

Back at the scene of the incident, at least one person was taken into an ambulance.


More details should follow soon...this just happened less than an hour ago

Lin-Manuel Miranda's superb powerful Get Out The Vote PSA

I've watched it 3 times already and it ends with a special lady!


check out Jared's hands

Particularly how he mimics trump's use steepled fingers.

He doesn't get the full effect because trump does it when he is sitting forward and it's a pointer to his crotch, almost always when cameras and heads of state sitting with him can notice the effect.

but hey, the Kush is still young and has sooo much to learn.

Oh...that is Berat Albayrak in the middle, whose name is much in the news now.
Soon to be someone who trump has never seen a day in his life.....

What to do if disruptors show at your polling place

Be aware that it is illegal, see below.

Get pics/video of their faces, signs, and esp. their car/license plates.
Call police if you feel intimidated, make a report, notify precinct committee members.

Edited to add: Get phone numbers and/or twitter address of Dem.precinct people NOW, so you can have them ready if you need them.
And know the distance that protestors/campaigners have to stand from the polling place.
Again that is where pics/video comes in handy. Don't engage with disruptors, just record and report.

18 U.S. Code § 594. Intimidation of voters

Whoever intimidates, threatens, coerces, or attempts to intimidate, threaten, or coerce, any other person for the purpose of interfering with the right of such other person to vote or to vote as he may choose, or of causing such other person to vote for, or not to vote for, any candidate for the office of President, Vice President, Presidential elector, Member of the Senate, Member of the House of Representatives, Delegate from the District of Columbia, or Resident Commissioner, at any election held solely or in part for the purpose of electing such candidate, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.


Get Mitch or Die Trying Flip the Senate fund


I just realized trump has not said much about the hurricane

certainly have not seen any Oval Office pics.

I think he got so burned by that last gaffe he no longer wants to risk it.

Didja see why Hobby Lobby is trending?????

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