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Donald Trump speculates that elderly man pushed to the ground by Buffalo police could have been an “ANTIFA provocateur” who orchestrated his own near-death experience to “set up” the police

Last week, as we all saw, a 75 year old man was shoved to the ground by two Buffalo police officers. We saw him approach the officers. We saw him shoved backward. And we saw him hit the ground, where he remained motionless, as blood ran from his right ear. The Buffalo Police Department put […]

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It’s not as catchy of a slogan, but “Let’s Incentivize Communities to Start Creatively Shrinking Police Forces, Collecting Data on What Works and What Doesn’t, and Go from There”

While I’ve always been against the militarization of U.S. police forces, and in favor of more transparency, accountability and civilian oversight, I have to confess that I’ve never taken calls to “defund the police” very seriously. When, in the past, I’ve heard people say that we should abolish the police, I’ve thought that they were […]

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Today’s Black Lives Matter protest in Ypsilanti

We may not be a big city, like Philly, Houston, Chicago, or DC, but, for our size, Ypsilanti had one hell of a turnout today in support of Black Lives Matter. I’m incredibly proud of my home town right now, and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Terril Cotton and the other organizers […]

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It’s a “great day” for George Floyd

I’m having a hard time staying awake, so this is going to short… But I wanted to let you know, in case you hadn’t already heard, that today was a “great day” for George Floyd, the man whose recent murder at the hands of Minneapolis police officers set off mass protests across the nation. “You […]

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A former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff warns of the President’s use of the military, saying, “I am deeply worried that as they execute their orders, the members of our military will be co-opted for political purposes.”

[above: Military police block peaceful civil rights protesters from approaching the Lincoln Memorial on the day that Donald “don’t be too nice” Trump declares that his administration “has done more for the black community than any president since Abraham Lincoln.”] There are a lot of different ways that I could take things this evening, but […]

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