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Tear gas, rubber bullets unleashed on peaceful protesters outside White House for Trump photo op

Tear gas, rubber bullets unleashed on peaceful protesters outside White House for Trump photo op

Minutes before Donald Trump began a chest-thumping address in the Rose Garden Monday evening, federal law enforcement officers started aggressively clearing out peaceful protesters from Lafayette Square Park in front of the White House. Clearing a path so Trump could subsequently walk to a photo op, horseback mounted federal police and national guardsmen wielding military police shields pushed protesters off H Street, unleashing flash bangs, tear gas, and rubber bullets on them. MSNBC journalist Garrett Haake described the surreal scene…

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Monday Night Owls: De-escalation at protests keeps everyone safer, but cops often use force anyway

Monday Night Owls: De-escalation at protests keeps everyone safer, but cops often use force anyway

Night Owls, a themed open thread, appears at Daily Kos seven days a week Maggie Koerth and Jamiles Lartey at FiveThirtyEight write—De-escalation Keeps Protesters And Police Safer. Departments Respond With Force Anyway: But just because there’s no data about protests that can be easily compared in a chart doesn’t mean we’re bereft of information, said Pat Gillham, a professor of sociology at Western Washington University. There’s 50 years of research on violence at protests, dating back to the three federal commissions…

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Fascism: Trump orders in the military and threatens governors as protests continue

Fascism: Trump orders in the military and threatens governors as protests continue

The United States is now in the midst of multiple crises, even if we do not count the one precipitated by hyper-partisanized Republican senators immunizing clearly corrupt acts by a sitting president. The pandemic is ongoing, and federal efforts remain just as incompetent. Now a new crisis mounts as a white nationalist administration is now mobilizing the military, warning governors that if they do not ‘dominate’ protests in their state he will use that military against American citizens. Trump made…

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Fascism: Donald Trump makes Rose Garden announcement while military attacks protesters outside

Fascism: Donald Trump makes Rose Garden announcement while military attacks protesters outside

In a Rose Garden address outside a White House lined with military troops and vehicles, the incompetent and fascist Donald Trump is purportedly about to make a national announcement. Police fired numerous flashbang grenades and tear gas at protesters around the White House immediately before he appeared. It was clear the action was intentionally planned to coincide with Trump’s announcement. Given that the attorney general was just looking this scene over moments before it began, itâÂ�Â�s safe to assume the adminiatration wanted this…

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Trespassing: St. John’s Bishop says Trump was on church property ‘without permission’

Trespassing: St. John’s Bishop says Trump was on church property ‘without permission’

As if the man is truly on a quest to be the most malevolent sack of crap in America, it turns out Donald Trump’s gaudy “walk” to a burned church next to the White House didn’t just come with the White House ordering the tear gassing of peaceful protesters to clear a path for the bone-spur-having fascist: Trump was trespassing on church property for the photo-op. He didn’t have permission to be there, says the Episcopal bishop responsible for St….

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Performance anxiety: Will the adult film industry survive the pandemic?

Performance anxiety: Will the adult film industry survive the pandemic?

Even porn actors must work from home as one of the most intimate industries remains in lockdown. By Alex Demyanenko, for Capitol and Main Like most businesses, the adult movie industry began to seriously discuss the COVID-19 crisis in late February. Keiran Lee, a veteran porn actor-director, relays an incident from that period before the lockdown. “We had a girl call in [who] said, ‘Hey, I’m not feeling too great this morning. I’ve got flu-type symptoms.’ The first thing we said was,`Don’t…

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Sunday Night Owls. AOC: Ending unrest means ending the underlying conditions that spark it

Sunday Night Owls. AOC: Ending unrest means ending the underlying conditions that spark it

Night Owls, a themed open thread, appears at Daily Kos seven days a week Jon Queally at Common Dreams writes—‘If You Want to End Unrest, End the Conditions That Create It,’ Declares Ocasio-Cortez Amid Nationwide Protest: In a video message posted to Instagram on Saturday amidst days of nationwide protest in response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota earlier this week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez issued a plea to anyone calling for the end of the “unrest”…

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Nuts & Bolts: Inside a Democratic campaign. Countering offensive Republican attacks

Nuts & Bolts: Inside a Democratic campaign. Countering offensive Republican attacks

It’s another Sunday, so for those who tune in, welcome to a diary discussing the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic campaign. If you’ve missed out, you can catch up anytime: Just visit our group or follow the Nuts & Bolts Guide. Every week I try to tackle issues I’ve been asked about. With the help of other campaign workers and notes, we address how to improve and build better campaigns or explain issues that impact our party. We try to cover the…

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Viral video depicts protestors pouring milk and water on child allegedly pepper-sprayed by police

Viral video depicts protestors pouring milk and water on child allegedly pepper-sprayed by police

Amid the heartbreaking violence initiated by the police during the Justice for George Floyd protests, a video has gone viral on social media depicting protesters and bystanders attempting to pour milk and water over a child’s face. The 9-year-old child was allegedly pepper-sprayed by police during a protest in Seattle. She can be heard begging and crying for the pain to “stop” while holding onto someone who appears to be her guardian. The perpetrating officer of the attack supposedly covered…

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Limited technology access prevents kids in the child welfare system from connecting with parents

Limited technology access prevents kids in the child welfare system from connecting with parents

by Elizabeth Brico On the morning of May 14, advocates and supporters from around the country dialed into a virtual hearing taking place in Illinois. The argument was over a blanket decision made by the state department of human services banning in-person supervised visitation between parents and children in foster care. Many of these spectators were watching from outside Illinois, having no direct ties to the plaintiffs or the state. Although the findings from this hearing only directly impact Illinois, the…

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