One year since Minneapolis cops murdered George Floyd.

May 25, 2020: What's changed since then? Too damned little, and nothing permanent. What have we got from American law enforcement since then? More murders, more brutality, more rapes, more sexual assaults on prisoners, more mayhem. More lies, more deceit, more cover-ups, more deflections. More empty promises. More PR bull shit. And that's just about …

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The Tulsa Race Massacre, 100 years later.

There has never been a single generation of Black Americans who haven't suffered widely from the effects of slavery. And there has never been a single generation of Native Americans who haven't suffered from the genocide that began in 1492. From the Associated Press, May 25, 2021: 100 years after Tulsa Race Massacre, the damage …

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Ronald Greene death: AP exposes more lies by the Louisiana State Police.

Two years and layer upon layer of lies, obfuscation, denials, deflections, and cover-up. First, some choice quotes from The Associated Press, May 24, 2021: New state police documents obtained by The Associated Press show numerous inconsistencies between [ranking Louisiana State Police officer at the scene] Lt. John Clary’s statements to detectives and the body camera …

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Two years later and exposed as corrupt, Louisiana State Police give up videos of Ronald Greene’s murder.

But only after they were exposed. And NOW they say they'll fire two of their Finest for it. Do you know what their badge says? From CNN, May 22, 2021: Louisiana releases footage of Ronald Greene's arrest that ex-officers say further erodes trust in police An autopsy report cites multiple contributing factors in Greene's May …

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Body cams: Louisiana Troopers brutalized another arrestee.

And he died in their custody. In 2019, Ronald Greene led Louisiana State Police Troopers on a high speed chase, and paid for it with his life. When the Troopers stopped Greene, at least three of them actually went berserk -- truly -- when they captured and restrained him. Troopers Dakota DeMoss, Kory York and …

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Tulsa Race Massacre: May 31 – June 1, 1921.

This subject is horrific to read about. I've never been able to do it justice. It's like reading about the Sand Creek Massacre, or any of hundreds of other massacres of Native Americans by Euro-Americans. So I'm just forwarding The Washington Post's story. Here it is. This is superb writing by DeNeen L. Brown, and …

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Civil Rights Indictments in George Floyd’s murder.

Plus a bonus indictment against Chauvin - same misconduct, different victim. A federal grand jury has indicted four former Minneapolis cops for depriving Mr. George Floyd of his civil rights during his murder. Derek Chauvin and his three side-kicks, Tou Thao, 35, J. Alexander Kueng, 27, and Thomas Lane, 38, are charged with willfully depriving …

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Federal Judge acknowledges American cops run amok.

The rest of the world has known it for EV-ER. Credit: BBC News, October 27, 2014. Here's a story from The Washington Post about a judge's ruling against the Columbus PD. "Run amok" are his words, not mine. But it's not like we didn't already know. Columbus police may not use tear gas, rubber bullets …

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Minnesota AG goes for Chauvin’s throat.

Here's an excerpt from The Washington Post: Chauvin’s ‘particular cruelty’ to George Floyd should mean harsher sentence, Minnesota attorney general argues By Timothy Bella May 1, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. PDT The Minnesota attorney general is seeking a harsher prison sentence for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin due to the “particular cruelty” he showed in the murder …

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Georgia sheriff’s deputy convicted of illegal weapons charge.

Wilkinson County Sheriff's Office: steeped in Southern hospitality. Photo source: Defender News Service. Cody Richard Grigger, Wilkinson County Sheriff's Deputy, was convicted of a single illegal weapons charge after being found guilty of owning 11 illegal weapons, including a machine gun with the serial number removed. Deputy Grigger kept the machine gun in his duty …

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