8 thoughts on “This is why taking a knee counts!

  1. Puzzling Evidence says:

    MINNEAPOLIS — A former Minneapolis club owner has said that both George Floyd and the fired police officer in whose custody Floyd died Monday used to work security at her club, opening up the question of whether the two men knew one another. https://www.kiro7.com/news/trending/minneapolis-club-owner-george-floyd-ex-cop-derek-chauvin-both-worked-security-club/TC5SDA3VBRC7XNGO74HRN4OYEQ/
    Maya Santamaria told KSTP in Minneapolis that Floyd and Derek Chauvin worked security at El Nuevo Rodeo up to the end of last year. Santamaria said she sold the building, which she owned for 20 years, a few months ago.
    “Chauvin was our off-duty police for almost the entirety of the 17 years that we were open,” Santamaria told the news station. “They were working together at the same time, it’s just that Chauvin worked outside and the security guards were inside.” https://kstp.com/news/george-floyd-fired-officer-overlapped-security-shifts-at-south-minneapolis-club-may-28-2020/5743990/
    Andrea Jenkins, vice president of the Minneapolis City Council, confirmed the men’s employment at El Nuevo Rodeo in an interview with MSNBC. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/05/29/george-floyd-minneapolis-protests-live-updates/
    “They were co-workers for a very long time,” Jenkins said.

  2. Stranger than fiction says:

    “President Donald Trump invoked George Floyd’s name during a Friday bill signing ceremony touting the latest jobs report, which exceeded economists’ expectations.
    “We all saw what happened last week. We can’t let that happen. Hopefully George is looking down and saying this is a great thing that’s happening for our country. (It’s) a great day for him. It’s a great day for everybody,” Trump said during a White House Rose Garden event before signing a piece of legislation devoted to small business loan flexibility.” https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/05/politics/donald-trump-george-floyd-rose-garden/index.html

    “This is a great, great day in terms of equality,” Trump added.

    • Plausible deniability says:

      “The former acting head of the Labor Department under the Obama administration said he believes a “misclassification error” in the May jobs report, which may place the real unemployment rate higher than the one touted by President Donald Trump, was not done intentionally to make the White House look better, and defended the Bureau of Labor Statistics as “career professionals.”
      In its monthly jobs report released Friday, the BLS showed the US unemployment rate fell to 13.3% in May, as the economy gained 2.5 million jobs. Capitalizing on the good news, Trump took a victory lap Friday, touting the lower unemployment numbers as the nation deals with health and economic crises and major protests over racial injustice.
      BLS, however, noted its data collectors — for the third month in a row — misclassified some workers as “employed not at work,” when they should have been classified as “unemployed on temporary layoff.” https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/06/politics/seth-harris-may-jobs-report-misclassification-error-cnntv/index.html

    • Call and Responce says:

      “It demands great spiritual resilience not to hate the hater whose foot is on your neck, and an even greater miracle of perception and charity not to teach your child to hate.”
      James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time (1963)

  3. Existing while black says:

    “Cops launch probe after black woman accuses Long Island neighbor of harassment” (NY Post July 16, 2020) https://nypost.com/2020/07/16/black-woman-claims-long-island-neighbor-has-harassed-her-for-years/ “A black woman on Long Island claimed on Instagram that her white neighbor has subjected her to years of threats and race-based harassment that included throwing feces onto her property — but cops say there is no evidence of “bias” or “criminality.”
    Jennifer McLeggan, a 39-year-old single mother in Valley Stream, detailed the alleged abuse she has endured since 2017, when she moved into her home, where she now lives “in fear,” according to a handwritten sign on her front door that she posted on Instagram.” See https://www.instagram.com/p/CChDV2lJQw-/?igshid=ylmv7i8zwf27

    “Jennifer McLeggan’s Community Stands w/ Her Against Racism” DESUS & MERO on SHOWTIME (Aug 13, 2020) “Jennifer McLeggan is a single mother and Registered Nurse in Valley Stream who was experiencing racial harassment since she moved into her home in 2017. Her neighbors vandalized her property with feces and shot guns across it. It finally stopped when the community stepped up to protect her.”

  4. Footnote says:

    “Sacrifice: The 333rd Field Artillery at the Battle of the Bulge : Manning 155mm howitzers, African American gunners sacrificed themselves to defend fleeing infantry. Eleven of them were murdered by the Waffen SS, and then forgotten by the US Army.”
    “The Battle of the Bulge, also known as the Ardennes Counteroffensive, was a major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during World War II, and took place from 16 December 1944 to 25 January 1945.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Bulge

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