Racism and police in the USA

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.

FAR-RIGHT ADOPTS ISIS TACTICS Black Lives Matter protesters nationwide have been the targets of vehicle-ramming assaults, a tactic used by Islamist extremist groups like ISIS, al Qaeda … but now adopted by the far-right. Propaganda and memes on social media encourage the violent tactics. [HuffPost]

Probably, the direct inspiration for that right-wing violence is not groups like ISIS or al Qaeda. Right-wingers in the USA, not just on social media, but on corporate Rupert Murdoch media like Fox News; not just ‘lone wolves‘, but also Republican party professional politicians, have for years propagated cars as weapons against demonstrators. Resulting in the murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Virginia. And the Islamophobic murder at the Finsbury Park mosque in London, England. And Islamophobic attacks with cars in France.

Both the murder of Heather Heyer by a nazi driver in Charlottesville, Virginia and the attempted murder by Daniel Wenzek in California were inspired by ‘mainstream’ right-wing campaigns by the Rupert Murdoch empire and others encouraging drivers to violently attack Black Lives Matter and other activists with pro-crime slogans like ‘Black Lives Splatter’.

Black Lives Splatter racist decal from nazi site Daily Stormer

This variation on the United States racist “All Lives Splatter” decal which encourages drivers to wound or kill protesters against police brutality is specifically a call to kill or injure supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement. It is from the nazi Internet site Daily Stormer, one of the organisers of the Charlottesville violent fascist rally. The murderer of Heather Heyer got his inspiration from this.

‘THEY’LL KILL ME’ Transcripts of body camera footage released Wednesday show that George Floyd said more than 20 times that he couldn’t breathe during his fatal arrest May 25. Derek Chauvin, a white former Minneapolis police officer who has been charged in Floyd’s death, tells him, “It takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk.” The accounts add chilling details to the encounter that set off widespread protests against police brutality and racism.  [HuffPost]

SOLE DOJ POLICE PROBE FINDS ALARMING RESULTS The Justice Department has only investigated one police department since President Donald Trump took office. But that one probe — of the narcotics unit in Springfield, Massachusetts — found that officers “repeatedly punch individuals in the face unnecessarily” and use “excessive force without accountability.” [HuffPost]

Trump campaign: Jewish billionaires are using their money to try to ‘rig’ election.

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