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Weekly thread for news/updates/discussion of George Floyd protests, racial injustice, and policing policy - week of June 29

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    Deimos
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    Another shooting in Seattle's CHOP/CHAZ area early this morning: Shooting at Seattle’s CHOP protest site kills man, leaves 14-year-old critically injured

    Another shooting in Seattle's CHOP/CHAZ area early this morning: Shooting at Seattle’s CHOP protest site kills man, leaves 14-year-old critically injured

    9 votes
    1. Gaywallet
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      CW: photographs of a shot-up car, blood stains: I think this may be the same shooting It's really hard to find some unbiased information about what happened here at this point. Best to withhold...

      CW: photographs of a shot-up car, blood stains: I think this may be the same shooting

      It's really hard to find some unbiased information about what happened here at this point. Best to withhold any judgement until more information comes in.

      7 votes
  2. [2]
    Omnicrola
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    July 1 - Seattle Police Clear Capitol Hill Protest Zone After Mayor Issues Emergency Order No mention of anything dramatic happening while they're clearing it out, aside from ~30 people arrested.

    July 1 - Seattle Police Clear Capitol Hill Protest Zone After Mayor Issues Emergency Order No mention of anything dramatic happening while they're clearing it out, aside from ~30 people arrested.

    9 votes
    1. spit-evil-olive-tips
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      Seattle PD will never change... Using the tried-and-true "knee on the neck" while arresting someone on Capitol Hill Omari Salisbury, who's been doing excellent reporting throughout these protests:...
      7 votes
  3. spit-evil-olive-tips
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    June 5: Seattle police officers will stop using tear gas on protesters for at least the next 30 days June 7: SPD uses tear gas anyway June 12: Judge orders Seattle police to stop using tear gas...

    June 5: Seattle police officers will stop using tear gas on protesters for at least the next 30 days

    June 7: SPD uses tear gas anyway

    Seattle police announced their justification for breaking the supposed ban in a tweet at 12:18 a.m. Monday: “Officers are taking heavy projectiles, coming from the crowd,” said a post from the department’s official Twitter account. “A male, armed with a gun, is in the intersection of 11th and Pine ST. CS gas has been authorized.”

    Some protesters and elected officials have since disputed the police account, and at least one of the city’s police watchdog groups said it understood the SWAT exception only would apply to standoff and hostage situations — not to demonstrations.

    “That was our understanding, no tear gas for crowd control for any reasons, not even by SWAT,” said Jesse Franz, spokesman for the Community Police Commission. “I think it’s pretty clear that the spirit of our recommendations hasn’t been met.”

    June 12: Judge orders Seattle police to stop using tear gas and pepper spray at protests

    U.S. District Judge Richard Jones issued the two-week order

    June 15: Seattle City Council bans police use of tear gas and chokeholds as protests for Black lives continue

    Under the city’s regular process for adopted bills, Sawant’s laws should take effect sometime next month.

    (digging into the actual bill, our chickenshit mayor returned it unsigned because she didn't have the courage of her convictions to veto it and have the council override her veto, which means it'll take effect July 26th)

    That means there's an exactly one-month window, from the expiration of the federal court order on June 26 to the Seattle law taking effect July 26th, where SPD is still legally allowed to use tear gas and pepper spray.

    You'll never guess what they did last night...

    Police deployed blast balls and pepper spray while attempting to make arrests after individuals in the crowd began throwing bottles at officers.

    9 votes
  4. [3]
    Gaywallet
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    Mayor DeBlasio set to cut $1B from NYPD Budget
    7 votes
    1. [2]
      asoftbird
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      absolutely ridiculous that $1B can be subtracted and still money remains

      absolutely ridiculous that $1B can be subtracted and still money remains

      3 votes
      1. Gaywallet
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        turns out the $1b was found mostly by restructuring and not by actually cutting budget

        turns out the $1b was found mostly by restructuring and not by actually cutting budget

        4 votes
  5. spit-evil-olive-tips
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    Iowa: SUV carrying the state governor, driven by someone from the State Patrol, runs into protesters Official police version of events: Looking forward to video of what actually happened.

    Iowa: SUV carrying the state governor, driven by someone from the State Patrol, runs into protesters

    Official police version of events:

    As the vehicle began to turn away from the protestor and onto the roadway, the demonstrator intentionally stepped in front of the slowly moving vehicle.

    Looking forward to video of what actually happened.

    4 votes
  6. spit-evil-olive-tips
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    Massachusetts detective fired after post supporting Black Lives Matter Strange how hard it is to get fired as a police officer even for committing murder, assault, rape or theft, but very easy to...

    Massachusetts detective fired after post supporting Black Lives Matter

    Strange how hard it is to get fired as a police officer even for committing murder, assault, rape or theft, but very easy to get fired for an unpopular political view.

    Also, similar to the NRA's silence on the killing of Philando Castile (who had a lawfully-carried firearm that he proactively informed officers about) I'm expecting deafening silence from the "free speech is under attack!!!" conservatives about a police officer getting fired from their job for controversial but constitutionally protected speech.

    3 votes
  7. spit-evil-olive-tips
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    Latest from Seattle's "Police Operated Occupation Parcel" (POOP): https://twitter.com/slydesilva/status/1279107834739736576 People walking down the street are being followed by officers, stopped...

    Latest from Seattle's "Police Operated Occupation Parcel" (POOP):

    https://twitter.com/slydesilva/status/1279107834739736576

    People walking down the street are being followed by officers, stopped without probable cause, and asked "papers please". They're required to either show ID or have an officer escort them to their door in order to just get to their apartment.

    2 votes
  8. [5]
    Sand
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    Daily?

    Daily?

    4 votes
    1. [4]
      Kuromantis
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      @Deimos!
      2 votes
      1. [3]
        Deimos
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        Whoops! Fixed it, thanks.

        Whoops! Fixed it, thanks.

        4 votes
        1. [2]
          hungariantoast
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          Also, these weekly topics are being posted with the reucrring.daily tag

          Also, these weekly topics are being posted with the reucrring.daily tag

          2 votes
          1. Deimos
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            Fixed for the future ones too, thanks.

            Fixed for the future ones too, thanks.

            5 votes

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