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Trump tear-gasses peaceful protesters for photo-op in front of a church

The president, with bible in hand, posed for photos after police evacuated protesters with tear gas and flash grenades.


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Audio leaks of Trump ridiculing governors, urging violence on non-violent protesters

Governor’s pushed back, humiliating the president for his cowardly call to arms against peaceful Americans.

Take Action: Tell social media companies to take down Trump’s violence-inciting posts before more people get hurt!


Check out this week’s episode: Trump accidentally suppressed his OWN voters in major misstep

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Louisville police shoot and kill Black chef known for giving free food to cops and homeless
Early Monday morning, blind fire by Kentucky law enforcement left yet another upstanding Black citizen dead and his community grieving.

Take Action: Find out what you can do to support Black lives and take action!


George Floyd’s brother calls for end to violence: “That’s not going to bring my brother back”
Terrence Floyd issued a moving appeal to protesters: “Let’s stop thinking that our voice don’t matter and vote.”

Take Action: Justice for George Floyd! Another Black man murdered by police!


Biden meets with black leaders at local church amid unrest
The former VP met with community leaders at a predominantly African American church to address exploding racial tensions.


Trump threatens to deploy military to states against protesters
Trump described the unrest as “domestic terrorism” and said he’s mobilized “thousands and thousands” of “heavily armed” military personnel to put an end to the protests.


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Obama shares guidelines to ‘get to work’ amid George Floyd protests
The former president wrote about how to use this moment to make “real change.”


Pandemic updates: US reports over 21,000 new cases amid mass protests
Trump is using protests to distract from the pandemic crisis that he allowed to happen, but it isn’t going away.


Employees stage virtual walkout to protest Facebook inaction on Trump posts ‘advocating violence against Black demonstrators’
The social media giant is facing fierce internal pressure to address the president’s dangerous rhetoric.


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Today’s Action: Accountability for police officers who commit excessive and lethal force

As the protests against racial injustice continue around the country, we are seeing more of the same police violence and brutality against Black communities that sparked the protests to begin with. But unlike George Floyd’s killing, and just as with the majority of police brutality in our nation’s history, most will not be caught on camera. It will remain unaccounted for, unpunished, invisible in our media and our courts.

All four cops present for Floyd’s death have been fired. But while the officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck and smothered him, Derek Chauvin, has been charged with murder, the other three have not.

And even after the rare firing, even after being exonerated in the courts for excessive use of force, violent officers can be re-hired in different precincts…and continue the same path of destruction a few towns away.

Call or email your Mayor, Governor, State Legislators, and Members of Congress and demand 1. stronger laws to ensure cops who commit excessive force and kill are held accountable and prosecuted EVERY TIME, and 2. a national registry that blocks violent cops from being re-hired in law enforcement anywhere else in the country.

George Floyd was not Officer Derek Chauvin’s first victim. Nor was this the first violent incident for Officer Tou Thou, who stood by and watched Chauvin smother Floyd to death. Both have a long history of complaints for excessive use of force, and both were allowed to continue their roles in law enforcement for years after.

Our police departments MUST be held accountable for excessive force. Officers who have used excessive and/or deadly force against unarmed civilians MUST be barred from further employment in law enforcement anywhere in the country.

Email or call your Mayor, Governor, State Legislators, and Members of Congress and demand 1. that cops who commit excessive and/or lethal force against unarmed civilians are always held accountable and prosecuted, and 2. a national registry to prevent destructive officers from seeking employment in law enforcement ever again.

PS — In case you missed it, here’s yesterday’s action to White and Non-Black POC community members for supporting Black lives during and beyond these protests.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on states and law enforcement to reject Trump’s calls for violence against protestors, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.

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