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Dirty Racist Cops … Again — Filosofa’s Word

Caron Nazario is a lieutenant in the U.S. Army medical corp, serving in Norfolk, Virginia.  Lieutenant Nazario also happens to be Black and Hispanic.  In December, Lt. Nazario purchased a new SUV and on December 5th, he was driving home from work in said SUV when he saw flashing lights behind him.  Lt. Nazario drove […]

Dirty Racist Cops … Again — Filosofa’s Word

In the time between me first seeing this story and sharing it on this blog,

another black man was shot by police in the US.

No Justice for Breonna Taylor — Filosofa’s Word

March 13th in Louisville, Kentucky.  Breonna Taylor and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, were sound asleep when they woke to the sound of their door being broken down and in the dark, they saw three men with guns pointed at them.  Mr. Walker grabbed his own gun from the nightstand and fired a single shot, hitting […]

No Justice for Breonna Taylor — Filosofa’s Word

This is a good summary of the incredibly awful things that just. keep. happening. I can’t believe it ended like this. I mean, I can, but… I don’t want to believe it.

I’m going to make a donation to the Louisville Community Bail Fund.

Police shoot Jacob Blake in Wisconsin, USA — Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 25 August 2020 video says about itself: Jacob Blake Shot by Police Sparks Protest Outrage across America today as video emerged showing police in Kenosha, Wisconsin shooting 29-year-old Jacob Blake in the back multiple times as he walked away from them. Blake was reportedly trying to break up a domestic dispute between two women […]

Police shoot Jacob Blake in Wisconsin, USA — Dear Kitty. Some blog

Right now on Twitter I can see a post saying that Blake was shot because he “reached for something in his car.” The victim blaming is relentless.

But also, nearly killing someone because they reached for something isn’t a normal reaction. It’s not even a human reaction. That’s what you’d expect from a bear or a lion or something, not a person. That’s what cops have become.

Dolly Parton throws her weight behind Black Lives Matter: ‘ Do we think our little white a*ses are the only ones that matter?’ — Quiz Category

Dolly Parton came out swinging for the Black Lives Matter movement in a frank new interview with Billboard. America’s ongoing reckoning with race has had a particular impact in the notoriously white country music industry, forcing some artists to confront their privilege. Notably, both Lady A and The Chicks have renamed themselves to remove connotations…

Dolly Parton throws her weight behind Black Lives Matter: ‘ Do we think our little white a*ses are the only ones that matter?’ — Quiz Category

The more I hear about Dolly Parton (it took a long time for her to really get on my radar) the more I like her.

An important Twitter thread

WordPress doesn’t embed tweets very well so here’s the whole story Dr Choo tweeted:

I was taking care of a patient the other day who was very seriously injured. And I stepped out to talk to his family briefly and give them an update. For context, he was Black. I told them what was going on quickly and asked if they had any questions. And this is what they said.

They told me that he worked for [well known company]
And that he was a [respected role] at that company
That he was on his way to work
That he is loved in the community
A good brother and son
That he was well dressed before the blood soaked his clothes

Nothing in recent memory has broken my heart as much as gradually realizing that a family of a shattered man

whose chief concerns should have been – when can i see him, when does he get out of surgery, do you know his meds and allergies, his mama gets to go in first…

…had to worry that the racism inherent in the system and in people everywhere meant they had to spend their few moments with me putting him in a favorable light, shifting any possible implicit negative frame I had (e.g., “hoodlum” or “criminal”) to get him the care he deserved.

What is the goal of all our anti-racist pledges over the past summer? It’s that this family can walk in with full confidence that their loved one is valued and cherished here and that we will fight for his life with everything we have, no questions asked.

I had one minute to the next trauma. I babbled stuff incoherently and am pretty sure I got it wrong. The words of one random disheveled Asian doctor don’t change much against a lifetime of experience to the contrary. But I will carry this with me. We have so much work to do.

And the response to that tweet thread, the one you see up there… completely and utterly soul-shattering.

Policeman killer of Michael Brown scot free — Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 1 August 2020 video says about itself: Prosecutor Will Not Charge The Police Officer Who Shot And Killed Michael Brown In Ferguson St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell announced that he will not charge former police officer Darren Wilson with the murder of Michael Brown. Wilson, a white officer, shot and killed Brown on […]

Policeman killer of Michael Brown scot free — Dear Kitty. Some blog

The Ferguson protestors never got justice.

Racism and police in the USA

This is all absolutely horrible to read, but I think I should share it.

Dear Kitty. Some blog:

This 9 July 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

The Chase Key: Exclusive report on how US Black man died of dehydration in custody

Exclusive investigation into death of Terrill Thomas, a Black man, who died of “profound dehydration” inside a Milwaukee jail in 2016, exposes how inmates with mental illness fail to get adequate care.

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Louisville council passes ‘Breonna’s Law’ banning no-knock warrants — My Curated Reddit

Louisville council passes ‘Breonna’s Law’ banning no-knock warrants https://ift.tt/3e6BXKs Submitted June 13, 2020 at 09:03AM by PhotoClock via reddit https://ift.tt/3cZn7Ec

Louisville council passes ‘Breonna’s Law’ banning no-knock warrants — My Curated Reddit

This is good in its own right, but they still haven’t actually arrested the people who killed her.

To the humans of Bristol, from the fish

Attn: humans.

We’re not sure where you’ve been the past few months but it looks like you’re back. Thanks for this statue! We don’t know what’s going on up there but we’ve learned over the years that statues being thrown in the water usually means big changes ahead.

We’ve been around in just this one harbour even for a long, long while. We’ve seen whole empires rise and fall from here. Trust us, we know.

The new fish inside the eggs we’re laying in that statue right this very moment will be seeing you in a pretty short amount of time. Good luck for then!

By the way, if you have any more statues please send them down.

Love, the fish