This 16 June 2020 video from the USA says about itself:
Critics Slam Trump for Support of Confederate Traitors | NowThis
In US news and current events today, critics continue to slam President Donald Trump over his refusal to rename military bases that are currently named in honor of treasonous Confederate generals who took up arms against the United States and killed thousands of Americans in the pursuit of keeping an entire race enslaved.
As President Donald J Trump’s Press Secretary pointed out, President Trump has no intention of renaming Fort Bragg and numerous other military bases named after Confederate traitors. This comes on the heels of numerous Confederate statues being removed and the Confederate flag, the stars and bars, being banned in an increasing number of places.
Confederate hagiography isn’t a valuable historical lesson, these monuments were created during Jim Crow as a reminder to Black people that while the war may have been lost, many in the South and across the US continue to fight against equality and racial justice.
In a new Lincoln Project ad and VoteVets ad, the Lincoln Project video and the Vote Vets video both take Trump to task over his reluctance to condemn the Confederacy, a position which is becoming increasingly untenable in light of the Black Lives Matter movement and Black Lives Matter protests that rose to global prominence after the police killing of George Floyd.
The long battle over “Gone With The Wind.”
SCOTUS BRUSHES OFF POLICE IMMUNITY CASE The Supreme Court brushed aside a number of cases that would have allowed it to readdress law enforcement officers’ broad immunity from lawsuits over police brutality. Justices turned away more than a dozen lawsuits related to qualified immunity, the legal doctrine which lets police officers escape accountability for using tactics that haven’t been expressly banned in prior court decisions. The national legal director at the American Civil Liberties Union called the decision “deeply disappointing,” especially in a “time of national reckoning over police violence.” [HuffPost]
RENEWED OUTCRY OVER BLACK TEEN’S 55-YEAR SENTENCE Nationwide anti-racism protests have sparked a renewed outcry over the 55-year prison sentence an Alabama teen received after he was convicted in the death of his friend, who was fatally shot by a police officer in 2015. Lakeith Smith was 15 when he and four friends broke into two homes and were confronted by police in Millbrook, Alabama. During a two-day trial in 2018, a jury convicted Smith of two counts of theft, burglary and felony murder under Alabama’s accomplice liability law. The law says a person can be guilty of murder if a death occurs when they are committing a crime, even if the person didn’t directly cause the death. [HuffPost]
Why does Hollywood back away from shows about police brutality?
Tyler Perry is “taking care” of Rayshard Brooks’ funeral.