Brown thrasher in Georgia, USA

This video from the USA says about itself:

Brown Thrasher Poses For Cam In Savannah, Georgia – Aug. 27, 2021

Brown Thrashers are secretive, and hard to spot in their favorite spots under dense vegetation, but they can make a lot of noise as they rummage through the leaf litter. Here, the Savannah Osprey cam zooms in on a perching thrasher before it has a chance to depart from a branch.

Racist, sexist massacres Asian women, Atlanta, USA

This 17 March 2020 video about the USA says about itself:

Robert Aaron Long, a White Supremacist with ‘passion for guns & God‘ arrested after 8 Asians killed

#AtlantaShootings​: Suspect, 21, with ‘passion for guns and God‘ arrested after eight killed.. 6 Asian women, 1 White man & 1 White woman at three separate massage parlors in a span of 1 hour

White supremacist propaganda nearly doubled in 2020 to most in a decade, ADL says: here.

A 17 March 2020 video about the USA used to say about itself:

At least eight people have been killed in a series of shootings at three Atlanta area massage parlors. Authorities described a number of victims as women of Asian descent. A 21-year-old man, Robert Aaron Long, has been taken into custody. The first shooting occurred at Young’s Asian Massage near Acworth in Cherokee county, just north-west of Atlanta. Police officers responded to a reported robbery at Gold Spa in the city’s north-east and were then alerted to another shooting across the street at the Aromatherapy Spa.

This 17 March 2020 video about the USA says about itself:

All but one of the people killed were women and six of them were Asians.

First, I wish strength and healing for the surviving relatives and friends of this heinous mass murder.

This massacre is a consequence of preceding anti-Asian racism and misogyny. Ever since then United States President Donald Trump started an anti-China witchhunt to deflect anger about his mismanagement of the coronavirus disaster, with a little help of the Rupert Murdoch media empire, there came a wave of racism and violence against people of (perceived) Chinese or other Asian ancestry. In the USA, also in other countries like Britain and the Netherlands. Similarly, the anti-women stance of the Trump administration also likely influenced this Georgia, USA mass killer Long.

CHINA PARANOIA FUELS ANTI-ASIAN RACISM Former President Trump spent years demonizing China and perpetuating anti-Asian sentiments. Joe Biden condemned anti-Asian racism in his first speech as president and signed an executive order, but his administration continues to mostly describe China as a threat — language that could be dangerous for Asian Americans. [HuffPost]

MASSAGE SPA MASSACRE NEAR ATLANTA At least eight people, including six of Asian descent, were killed during three shootings at massage spas in the Atlanta area. Police arrested 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long, of Woodstock, Georgia. While there still aren’t concrete details about the killer’s motive, the country has seen a “documented pattern of recent attacks against our community,” said Stop AAPI Hate, a collective of advocacy organizations for Asian American and Pacific Islander people. [HuffPost]

‘BAD DAY’ COP PROMOTED RACISM Capt. Jay Baker, a spokesperson for the Cherokee County sheriff’s office, said the man charged with the Atlanta shootings wasn’t motivated by race. But HuffPost verified that Baker has used his Facebook account to promote merchandise that demonized the Asian community over the coronavirus. [HuffPost]

INCIDENTS OF ANTI-ASIAN RACISM SOAR For more than a year, Asian Americans have faced an alarming deluge of racist attacks and harassment, such as being shunned, spit on and denied services. While the current wave of racism is tied to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s one chapter of a long history of racism and discrimination against Asian Americans, writes HuffPost’s Marina Fang. [HuffPost]

I’m Asian. I’ve spent the last year in constant fear of attack.

TERROR TEARS THROUGH ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES A white gunman was charged Wednesday with killing eight people at three Atlanta-area massage spas in an attack that sent terror through the Asian American community, which has increasingly been targeted during the pandemic. The shootings appear to be at the “intersection of gender-based violence, misogyny and xenophobia,” said Georgia state Rep. Bee Nguyen. [AP]

HOW TO HELP Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Asian Americans have reported being targeted in nearly 4,000 hate incidents nationwide. If you want to help, first recognize that the community is under attack, and then take action. Activists and advocates share eight things you can do to help the community as an ally. [HuffPost]

Georgia, USA police kills unarmed African American

This 13 June 2020 video from Georgia in the USA says about itself:

‘I thought this city was better than that’

A cousin of Rayshard Brooks spoke Saturday about the Atlanta police shooting at a University Ave. Wendy’s that took his cousin’s life Friday night.

Ahmaud Arbery murdered in Georgia, USA

This 12 May 2012 video from the USA says about itself:

White Man Runs with TV to Prove Racism Killed Ahmaud Arbery | NowThis

This white man ran around shirtless holding a TV without getting stopped to prove that racism killed Ahmaud Arbery.

In US news and current events today, people across the country were outraged when a video of Ahmaud Arbery’s shooting death surfaced. Ahmaud Arbery, a young Black man, was shot and killed by a father and son while he was jogging in Georgia. Months later and only after public outcry, the men responsible for Ahmaud Arbery’s killing were arrested.

Richard Demsick from Vero Beach, Florida, posted this video to TikTok on May 8, which would have been Ahmaud Arbery’s 26th birthday. Demsick ran 2.23 miles through his Florida neighborhood as part of the #IRunWithMaud movement. He ran shirtless and with a TV to prove that racism is what killed Ahmaud Arbery.

Georgia autopsy report shows Ahmaud Arbery shot three times. The autopsy report of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man who was shot and killed in Brunswick, Georgia, while jogging in February, was released Tuesday showing that he was shot three times, twice in the chest: here.

This 12 May 2012 video from the USA says about itself:

Wall Street Is Profiting From Police Brutality

Taxpayers are paying double for police brutality settlements thanks to cities and towns buying bonds from Wall Street to finance payouts for officer misconduct. San Diego cop watcher Kat from Irate Productions discusses recent police harassment of unarmed residents.

KENTUCKY GOV. DEMANDS PROBE OF BREONNA TAYLOR KILLING Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is calling for an investigation into the police killing of a Black first responder shot dead in her own home. Breonna Taylor, 26, was shot eight times by Louisville Metro police officers on March 13 after they entered her apartment with a drug warrant looking for someone else. “The commonwealth’s attorney, the U.S. attorney and the Kentucky attorney general should carefully review the results of the initial investigation to ensure justice is done at a time when many are concerned that justice is not blind,” Beshear said. [HuffPost]

4 POLICE OFFICERS FIRED OVER KNEE CHOKE DEATH Four Minneapolis police officers were fired Tuesday, a day after the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died after an officer kneeled on his neck while he was handcuffed on the ground, shouting that he couldn’t breathe. “It is the right decision for our city,” Mayor Jacob Frey said of the firings. “We’ve stated our values and ultimately we need to live by them.” Hundreds gathered last night to protest Floyd’s death. [HuffPost]

Murder of Ahmaud Arbery in the USA

This 12 May 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Ahmaud Arbery’s Father Speaks Out About Son’s Killing | NowThis

‘I want them to see my son’s face every day they do time’ — Ahmaud Arbery’s father spoke out about his son’s killing and what he hopes happens to the father and son charged with his murder.

In US news and current events today, people across the country have been calling for justice for Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man shot and killed while jogging in Georgia. The father and son who killed Ahmaud Arbery were recently arrested on charges of murder.

During an interview with Chris Cuomo, Ahmaud Arbery’s father Marcus Arbery called the attack on his son a ‘lynching by a racial mob.’ Watch the full interview with Chris Cuomo.

JUSTICE DEPT. WEIGHS HATE CRIME CHARGES IN ARBERY KILLING The Department of Justice is considering whether to bring federal hate crime charges against two white men who shot and killed Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, while he was jogging through a suburb in Glynn County, Georgia. In a gruesome video that only recently surfaced, Gregory and Travis McMichael, a father and son, are seen shooting Arbery in the street with a shotgun and a .357 Magnum on Feb. 23. [HuffPost]

The killing of Arbery by a former police officer and public investigator must be seen in the context of the unending wave of police killings in the US, which claim more than 1,000 lives every year: here.

Anhinga, osprey in Georgia, USA

This video from the USA says about itself:

Anhinga Dries Off In Sunny Savannah, Georgia – Jan 15, 2019

The Savannah cam caught this Anhinga, a distinctive waterbird, hanging out to dry below the cam’s vacant nest. When Anhingas aren’t slyly swimming through shallow waters with only their head sticking out, they are easy to spot drying out their waterlogged feathers in sunny areas. Look around the borders of lakes and ponds with forested edges for a sunning bird.

This 15 January 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

First Osprey Visit of the Year to the Savannah Nest! | Skidaway Audubon | Cornell Lab

An Osprey visited the Savannah nest twice this morning, even bringing some nesting material on the second visit. It’s still unknown whether a pair will take to the new nest site, but we’re all excited at the potential!

Racist plot to murder African Americans uncovered

This 20 October 2019 video from the USA is called Teenage girl arrested after plot to attack metro Atlanta church.

From the (conservative) Daily Mail in England, 19 November 2018:

White girl, 16, arrested after authorities discover notebook detailing her plans to ‘kill worshipers at a predominately black church in Georgia’

A 16-year-old girl has been arrested after it was revealed she planned to attack Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Gainesville, Georgia

Authorities say the teenager, who is white, planned the attack on the predominately black congregation because of their race

Officers learned of the plan after students notified school officials that the suspect kept details of the plan in a notebook

She is charged with criminal attempt to commit murder.