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US Law Enforcement Are Deliberately Targeting Journalists During George Floyd Protests

Source: Bellingcat

Bellingcat has identified and collected multiple instances of US law enforcement deliberately targeting journalists during the protests against the killing of George Floyd.

The arrest of a CNN crew in Minneapolis while broadcasting live on air on May 29th was a shocking event, especially in a country with such strong protections on freedom of speech. However as of the time of writing we have identified at least 29 separate incidents where journalists have been attacked by law enforcement.

This selection of incidents demonstrates that law enforcement across multiple cities, but especially in Minneapolis, are knowingly and deliberately targeting journalists with less lethal munitions, arrests and other forms of violence.

Considering the role of journalists to keep society informed about current events, as well as the strong constitutional protections of a free press in the United States, these actions by law enforcement represent an attack on the freedom of the press.

Read more: https://www.bellingcat.com/news/americas/2020/05/31/us-law-enforcement-are-deliberately-targeting-journalists-during-george-floyd-protests/

Blatant attacks against the press.

I can't imagine what would happen if we didn't have available video and citizen recorders.

FDA suspends Gates-backed at-home COVID-19 testing program

Source: Reuters

An at-home coronavirus testing project in Seattle backed in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said on Saturday it was working with U.S. regulators to resume the program after being suspended by the Food and Drug Administration.

The Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network (SCAN), which aims to monitor the spread of the novel coronavirus in the region, had said it was suspending its testing of patient samples collected at home after the Food and Drug Administration tightened guidelines to require emergency approval first.

ďThe FDA has not raised any concerns regarding the safety and accuracy of SCANís test, but we have been asked to pause testing until we receive that additional authorization,Ē SCAN said.

Separately, the FDA on Saturday approved a standalone at-home sample collection kit for Everlywell Inc, a health and wellness company, which launched its kit in March.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-tests/fda-suspends-gates-backed-at-home-covid-19-testing-program-idUSKBN22S0QA

I'm sure that this isn't related to Melinda Gates: US coronavirus response 'lacking leadership at the federal level'

There is not one (r)epuglicon party. There is the former GOP and a parasite that has taken over.

The (r)epuglicons were always a fringe group since they catered to conservatives that feared change, feared "others". Their numbers were rarely very large except when stoked by fear-mongers.

The parasites have tried to corrupt the Democrats many times and disrupt any unity. Unfortunately most Democrats are fairly intelligent and open-minded. Not a good medium for parasitic growth.

But the parasites have totally conquered the (r)epuglicons. Gutting them from the inside and leaving just a stinky shell.

Not sure when this parasite started but it was probably during the cold war. Probably supported by enemies of the US, external and internal.

It has been more embedded and more dangerous with media outlets spewing their agents.

WaPo: I worked for Jared Kushner. Of course he says his covid-19 failure is a success.


President Trumpís son-in-law always casts himself as the genius cleaning up someone elseís problems.

By Elizabeth Spiers
Elizabeth Spiers is the chief executive of the Insurrection, a progressive digital messaging firm.
May 8, 2020 at 9:48 a.m. EDT

Jared Kushnerís coronavirus response team, we learned this week, is fumbling because itís largely staffed with inexperienced volunteers. Of course it is. Itís being run by one.

Kushnerís lack of experience and expertise has not been remedied in any way during his now three-plus years in the White House. After bungling many high-profile efforts to address various problems and often making them worse (see, Middle East, peace in), he keeps being handed more responsibilities with higher stakes. He has wasted taxpayer resources and endangered lives trying on policy roles usually reserved for the countryís top experts with the sophistication of a child playing dress-up, cavalierly discarding them when he canít fit into them.

This is basically Kushnerís modus operandi, and itís painfully familiar to me because he was my boss when I was the editor in chief of the New York Observer, which he had bought when he was 25. (Iíve written before about what he was like as a businessman.) One of the more memorable instances of this I witnessed was at a memorial service for a beloved longtime Observer staffer, Tyler Rush, whoíd joined the paper well before Kushner bought it. When it came time for Kushner to say a few words, he launched into a supercilious monologue crediting himself with finally getting the paper published on time after what he described as chaos when he arrived. He also told an anecdote about Rush approaching him when he bought the paper to note that his staff was underpaid, which was true at the time, and true when I took the editor job years later. Kushner congratulated himself during the memorial for giving Rush and his production team the only raise that year because ďunlike everyone else,Ē Rush hadnít been lying to Kushner.

I'm glad to see the WaPo start to be a good investigative reporting organization. For too long it was part of the DC power group.

Is there a game plan, a credo, a document that outlines how they want to destroy US?

There's way too much coordination between the (r)epuglicons in the US senate/house, the state governors and legislators, the peeResident, the RW media, the NRA, the armed nut-jobs, etc. for there not to be some outline of how this is supposed to play out.

I don't believe at all that these are all independent acts of "patriots" or "libertarians" or "trumpistas". They are coordinated.

Someone is orchestrating this. Somewhere there is a plan - written/interactive/recorded. Is there a book that guides them? Do they have monthly video chats or do they just meet in a yacht regatta or secluded island?

What is their end-game? Where do "they" want to be in 1, 2, 5, 50 years?

How many lower-class people will be left alive? How will "they" clean up the stench?

The southern border wall is a manifestation of their fear of people flooding the US and depriving "them" of their rightful inheritance of land and power.

I'm out of tin-foil. This is a real question for me.

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