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12:00 AM
> The press freedom watchdog names China the No. 1 enemy of press freedom, accusing it of having used the COVID-19 pandemic to tighten controls over the media and social networks by having detained six citizen journalists and nearly 900 netizens for sharing censored information about the virus.
 
1:27 AM
@TimStone 1) who gives a shit, 2) ah cool we're going to get a bunch of liberals on the internet doing homophobia during pride month
 
 
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2:53 AM
@Unionhawk Yeah, I can't see this not being very cringy, I'm not sure what the motivation is for the people involved
I mean it could cause him to lose his reelection but by proving there's a strong presence of homophobia so like uhhh
Not really a win there folks
 
Who'd he get hit by, tommy salami?
 
lol
"fracturing a skull with my baton IT'S JOSEPH BALONEY"
 
4:16 AM
> Two NYPD officers have been suspended without pay after viral videos showed them being violent with protesters
T W O
2
Fucked up that two guys are wholly responsible for kettling a crowd on the bridge until after curfew then arresting everyone for being in violation of curfew
 
4:32 AM
can't believe stretch armstrong is a cop
 
5:17 AM
Seattle Mayor: no more tear gas for 30 days (note: scanners indicated that the department ran out of tear gas)
 
I too will not be back on my bullshit until my delivery arrives
 
5:32 AM
Seattle also withdrew a motion to be considered for "the doj stops scrutinizing our police department please" in response to recent events
I believe they've been under scrutiny since the 1999 WTO protests but I'm not 100% sure
Back when the present police approach to protests was invented
> NEW: Federal judge issues a restraining order blocking @DenverPolice from using "chemical weapons or projectiles of any kind against persons engaging in peaceful protests or demonstrations." #9NEWS
(on-scene captain or above must authorize now, for now)
(note that captains are not exempt from the "cops are allowed to lie" rule)
 
5:48 AM
This Is Fine.
@Unionhawk when they invented the present police approach to riot control in Seattle they modelled it after the Vancouver hockey riot.
Which turned out to be a failure because they rioted again in Vancouver.
The 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup riot was a public disturbance that occurred in the downtown core of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on Wednesday, June 15, 2011. The riot broke out immediately after the conclusion of the Boston Bruins' win over the Vancouver Canucks in game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals, which won the Stanley Cup for Boston. At least 140 people were reported as injured during the incident, 1 critically; at least 4 people were stabbed, 9 police officers were injured, and 101 people were arrested that night. In July 2015, four years after the riot, police finished their i...
The 1994 Vancouver Stanley Cup Riot occurred in Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on the evening of June 14, 1994, and continued into the following morning. The riot followed Game 7 of the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals in which the Vancouver Canucks lost to the New York Rangers. It was Vancouver's first riot since 1972, when the Rolling Stones American Tour 1972 led to confrontations between the police and 2,000 outside the Pacific Coliseum. == The riot == After the NHL game ended, an estimated 50,000 to 70,000 individuals converged upon Downtown Vancouver. The gathering developed into a...
 
6:28 AM
We're in for a long dark night for humanity.
The dark ages of the 21st century have begun.
 
7:30 AM
"The Darkest Hour" is a phrase used to refer to an early period of World War II, from approximately mid-1940 to mid-1941. While widely attributed to Winston Churchill, the origins of the phrase are unclear. == The phrase == The phrase "the darkest hour" for this period, drawing on the proverb that "the darkest hour is just before the dawn", is usually ascribed to Winston Churchill, though there is no evidence he coined the phrase.Churchill had used a similar phrase at the time, though at the time he was referring specifically to the situation of France rather than to the United Kingdom. In his...
 
8:04 AM
they're talking about on on the News now. looks like the entire thing was peaceful
 
 
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10:06 AM
I don't think anyone has posted these yet, so: the UN released a couple of (strongly worded) statements about this (1 and 2) - what stands out for me is:
> Reparative intervention for historical and contemporary racial injustice is urgent, and required by international human rights law.
 
 
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12:57 PM
@Mithrandir24601 tbh the US hadn't cared about international law for ages
And Trump's certainly not going to start.
 
1:14 PM
So this happened back in March, but some Texan police officer held a black man at gunpoint for running a stop sign cnn.com/2020/05/28/us/tye-anders-midland-texas-police-trnd/…
...he even calls for backup
Also, the man was on the ground the whole time?
...he wasn';t actually charged with running a stop sign
he was charged with "Evading"
The American Police system all need to be burned to the ground and rebuilt, holy shit
At this point I don't even think it's possible to salvage what already exists.
 
The system had him impeached, but they let go.
 
1:55 PM
 
 
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3:30 PM
Protests about police brutality are met with wave of police brutality across US theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/06/…
The brutality will continue until morale improves.
 
2 buffalo officers have plead not guilty to second degree assault
 
 
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4:58 PM
@Unionhawk I like how the best possible interpretation here is that it's in their job description to shove old people in which case uhh
 
@Unionhawk That old man clearly had it coming for uh,.... YEAH!
@TimStone Imagine if the department responds by revealing they have old man harassment quotas
> Those numbers are unprecedented: In just over a week there have been more violations than the 150 recorded for all of 2019.
LAnd of the freeeeeeeeee
I mean so long as you're a cop
> More than 49 journalists have been arrested; there have also been a total of 192 assaults on reporters so far, 160 of which were by police, according to the data.
> Within that category, there have been 69 physical attacks on journalists (43 by police) and 77 instances of reporters being hit by rubber bullets or projectiles.
Has Trump bragged about this on Twitter yet? Seems like something he'd be proud of.
 
@TimStone that's because it is
 
oh also, those cops which assaulted those Australian reporters are being "investigated" twitter.com/N_Waters89/status/1268580381768507393
OKay I never actually the full pause before
This is actually hilarious
 
5:29 PM
"and if you don't want to comment what message do you think you're sending" 20 full seconds of dead air
Do you think he wasn't going to comment until that was part of the question so he had to actually come up with something lol
also lol I guess twitter is automatically flagging every post that has "5g" and "corona" as "get the facts about covid19"
given this post from the Institute for Social Ecology twitter.com/InstSocEcology/status/1269321537405894656
 
5:45 PM
@Unionhawk Wouldn't surprise me
"God damn it, why'd they need to phrase it like that"
 
 
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6:48 PM
Cop Saves His Favorite Special Proud Boys From Getting Teargassed Like Commoners wonkette.com/…
 
7:08 PM
> Lightfoot said she had no choice but to shut down the CTA after reports buses were being “commandeered” by “anarchists.”
today I learned that I stole a chicago bus
 
7:48 PM
Can't imagine who provided those reports
 
7:58 PM
@Unionhawk link 404s
 
@Nzall the post just said "5g corona" and got automatically flagged by twitter
 
 
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9:21 PM
According to provincial data released by the province on Saturday, there have been 999 recoveries from the virus out of 1,058 positive tests. There have been 61 deaths. cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/…
So close to 1000
 
@Nzall Letting visitors into an area where sterile stuff is being handled is stupid in any case
 
looks at photo
That's just all the cops that stopped being SWAT
Extreme Tactical Khaki Energy
 
10:13 PM
@TimStone I can't help but notice that every single one of them is white.
 
@Wipqozn That's because I'd say there are about 57 of them in total
 
@Unionhawk Sounds about white
Err I mean right
 

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