Violence encouraged in Donald Trump’s USA

This 22 September 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Florida [ruled by Trump’s Republican party] To Legalize Murdering Protesters

This is not an exaggeration. John Iadarola and Emma Vigeland break it down on The Damage Report.

“The American Civil Liberties Union joined Florida Democrats on Monday in condemning a proposed bill by Gov. Ron DeSantis that would newly classify certain forms of protest as felonies and impose harsh penalties on some protesters.

Flanked by Republican lawmakers and law enforcement officials at an afternoon press conference in Winter Haven, DeSantis referred to Black Lives Matter protests in Portland, Oregon as he announced the proposed legislation.

“I look at what goes on in Portland. They’ll have people, they’ll arrest them,” DeSantis said. “They’re all scraggly-looking Antifa-types. They get their mugshot taken, then they get released. It’s like a carousel; on and on it goes.”

“That’s not going to happen in here in Florida,” the governor vowed.”

Read more here.

TRUMP CELEBRATES VIOLENCE AGAINST JOURNALISTS Trump celebrated violence against journalists during a campaign rally in Pennsylvania on Tuesday night, mocking a reporter who was injured covering this summer’s racial injustice demonstrations and calling the act “actually a beautiful sight.” The president’s comments are the latest of many attacks on the free press but an overt endorsement of members of the media coming under attack. Trump also recounted racial justice demonstrations in Minneapolis following the police killing of George Floyd, saying the city had been “cured” after National Guard troops were deployed. [HuffPost]

1 thought on “Violence encouraged in Donald Trump’s USA

  1. Moments ago, a grand jury announced that Brett Hankinson, one of the killers of Breonna Taylor, will get nothing more than the appallingly minor charge of “wanton endangerment.”1

    The other two officers, Jonathan Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove, got nothing. And with bond for Hankinson set at just $15,000, all three will be walking free tonight.

    Worse yet, Hankinson is not even being charged for killing Breonna. He’s being charged because of the shots fired into the neighbor’s apartment. For killing Breonna, none of them got so much as a ticket.

    We’re conferring with legal experts and our allies at BLM Louisville about next steps as you read this. But one thing is clear: This indictment is a joke. We are NOT done fighting for justice for Breonna, and we will not stop until Black lives truly matter in America.

    Will you donate $5 right now to help keep up the fight for justice for Breonna?

    On the night of March 13, Louisville police officers Brett Hankinson, Jonathan Mattingly, and Myles Cosgrove beat down the door of Breonna’s apartment and unleashed a spray of bullets, striking and killing her. They were in plain clothes and used a no-knock warrant.

    Breonna was an EMT who dreamed of starting a family and becoming a nurse, who wanted to be a good role model for her sister and goddaughter.2 She did nothing wrong, and there’s no chance for her to clear her name. But the officers who shot and killed her can and will be held accountable.

    This grand jury proves the pervasiveness of white supremacy and is an insult to the idea of justice. Hankinson, Mattingly, and Cosgrove are murderers. They killed Breonna Taylor in her own home. There will be no justice until all of the officers who killed Breonna are held accountable for her murder.

    For the past six months, we have stood behind Black Lives Matter Louisville and the Louisville community in demanding that Mayor Greg Fischer and AG Daniel Cameron fire, arrest, charge, and revoke the pensions of the three police officers responsible for Breonna Taylor’s death. In the face of Taylor’s murder, they have done nothing but perpetuate police violence and white supremacy.

    Let’s be clear: If it wasn’t for the months of peaceful protests, TV ads, airplane banners, phone calls, and everything else our coalition has mobilized, we would not have gotten this far in the fight for justice for Breonna. But we cannot stop fighting now.

    Breonna’s life mattered. Together, we will continue to support BLM Louisville and demand that all three police officers responsible for Taylor’s death be fired, arrested, and charged.

    Will you chip in $5 to continue demanding justice for Breonna Taylor?

    –Shaunna, KaeLyn, Kathy, Melody, Lindsay, Sonja, Kimberly, Maria, Katie, Iris, KD, and Elisa, the UltraViolet team



    1. Louisville grand jury indicts 1 of 3 officers in fatal Breonna Taylor police shooting, Louisville Courier-Journal, September 13, 2020

    2. Breonna’s life was changing. Then the police came to the door. The New York Times, September 1, 2020


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