A father and brother, athlete and mentor, and now a force for change. George Floyd is remembered at his funeral in Houston, two weeks after his death sparked a global reckoning over police brutality and racial prejudice. https://t.co/3b5CBCEKxJ
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 9, 2020
— Reuters (@Reuters) June 9, 2020
"We just saw the latest in a long line of public rituals of grieving. We have seen these funerals before… I saw grief and I also saw faith… There is the hope that George Floyd's death… will actually generate profound change" – @esglaude w/ @NicolleDWallace pic.twitter.com/tiNLHPFiIk
— Deadline White House (@DeadlineWH) June 9, 2020
Take five minutes to watch this today. It is a reminder of what it would be like to have an actual, compassionate human being as president. https://t.co/nMPKJYmflR
— Colin Kahl (@ColinKahl) June 9, 2020
JUST IN: The U.S. Senate has just confirmed Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. as the 22nd Air Force chief of staff.
He is the first black military service chief and only the second black officer to ever serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. https://t.co/b1P365tfcN
— ABC News (@ABC) June 9, 2020
A 22-year-old Ohio woman has died two days after she was tear-gassed and pepper-sprayed by police during a George Floyd rally in Columbus! Why are we tear-gassing peaceful protestors in America?!!!!!!https://t.co/XCyrKdaA3Y
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) June 9, 2020
Austin’s police budget is *40 percent* of the city’s entire general budget. https://t.co/ctjGwsdMBs
— Public Citizen (@Public_Citizen) June 9, 2020
— The Hill (@thehill) June 9, 2020
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Democrats are aiming to bring their policing reform package to the House floor for a vote in about two weeks, during the week of June 22 https://t.co/u2RPBIdndo
— CNN (@CNN) June 9, 2020
Some 60% of Americans would now boycott or buy from a brand based on its response to George Floyd's killing, pressuring companies to speak out on racism https://t.co/CWf4fzrhpM
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) June 9, 2020
Meanwhile, in Georgia…
Siri- show me a copy of Trump's reelection plan. https://t.co/aB0F53IWJG
— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) June 9, 2020
Atlanta, home to the largest Black communities in Georgia, closed 80 polling places since March.
Now, 16,000 active registered voters from five precincts have to vote at ONE polling place — and the voting machines are down.
Does this sound like a free and fair election to you? https://t.co/NksXTcSjnN
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) June 9, 2020
Terri Russell, 57, has bronchitis and asthma. She requested an absentee ballot, never came. When interviewed, she’d been waiting 3 hours.
“I refuse not to be heard and so I am standing in line,” she said, wearing a mask.
Voting in GA in a pandemic. https://t.co/TsIECxqtXl
— Elena Schneider (@ec_schneider) June 9, 2020
BREAKING: Georgia secretary of state launches investigation into voting issues as hours-long waits, problems with new voting machines and a lack of available ballots plague voters on Tuesday. https://t.co/5DzHIB8Qvy
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 9, 2020
For any other president, Trump's tweet would lead to a national crisis, an emergency trip to Walter Reed for a CAT scan, MRI and psych exam, and the Vice President/cabinet meeting to debate the removal of the president under 25th Amendment.
For Trump, it's just another Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/b7BgS98XOX
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) June 9, 2020
— Christopher Ingraham (@_cingraham) June 9, 2020
— The Hill (@thehill) June 9, 2020
Kind of unusual for the president's own chief of staff not to offer even a perfunctory defense of the president's statement. https://t.co/0QZVtjIGqZ
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) June 9, 2020
Irony is dead, buried, decomposed, exhumed, reburied, dug up a second time, ground to ashes, and scattered into an active volcano. https://t.co/1yDZO9AURy
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) June 9, 2020
A new House bill would prohibit presidents from using nuclear or strategic weapons to defuse a hurricane or "altering weather patterns."
The measure is a direct response to Trump's reported suggestion of using nuclear bombs to defuse tropical cyclones.https://t.co/m8qTH8sRXa
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 9, 2020
The Trump administration will allow Alaskan hunters to lure bears out of hibernation with donuts and shoot them https://t.co/9eGCUV3BVI
— Deborah B. Solomon (@deborah_solomon) June 9, 2020
Talking of bears…
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson to announce zoos can reopen in latest easing of lockdown https://t.co/T1LtGvtq7Q
— SkyNews (@SkyNews) June 9, 2020
“The real risk for Boris Johnson’s govt now is that if he doesn’t put a plan in place, he wont be a levelling up govt he will end up being a levelling down govt”
— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) June 9, 2020
The NHS self-built #coronavirus tracing app isn’t going very well. Not that anyone could have see that coming… 🤔 and @BorisJohnson is cross about it, report @SarahNev @helenwarrell @Laura_K_Hughes https://t.co/RZTciBBMQ3 pic.twitter.com/tbSrREXNDV
— Peter Foster (@pmdfoster) June 9, 2020
Welcome, but much more important are the Canary Wharf banks you can literally see in the background. How can the vast capital flows that move through be used to promote racial justice? Or wont they? Symbolism matters, but forcing structural power to change matters more. https://t.co/WLi9c7TbIv
— Matthew O'Toole (@MatthewOToole2) June 9, 2020
Feels interestingly like the Mail is hedging their bets here: doesn’t feel like they’re confident about how their readers will react to this.
Which suggests there’s a winnable political moment right now on this… https://t.co/VAb6bkqWZg
— James Ball (@jamesrbuk) June 9, 2020
— Belfast Telegraph (@BelTel) June 9, 2020
"I don't know if we have ever experienced this kind of global challenge to racism and to the consequences of slavery."
Angela Davis says anti-racism protests around the world are "a very exciting moment". pic.twitter.com/MIqZ8fFtfN
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) June 9, 2020
This tweet caught my eye today. It appears to show a popular meme expressing displeasure at the recent BLM march in London, but does it? The meme is crudely made which is unusual for memes. So where did it from?
I put on my best Nancy Drew hat and went to investigate… pic.twitter.com/iVf3YLAWKM
— Pulp Librarian (@PulpLibrarian) June 8, 2020
Can we afford to do this as we're struggling to restart our economy after Coronavirus? https://t.co/s8UnCMeDdw
— Femi (@Femi_Sorry) June 9, 2020
The US trade deal Johnson seeks could change this country out of recognition – without democratic consent. My column.https://t.co/XF4P1WK3hH
— George Monbiot (@GeorgeMonbiot) June 9, 2020
In case we forgot…
Fauci warns coronavirus outbreak has further to run https://t.co/uBL9aMCMy1
— Financial Times (@FT) June 9, 2020
Two new models show that the lockdowns put in place for the coronavirus prevented millions of confirmed cases and deaths.
But, these studies warn, the virus continues to circulate — and the majority of people are still susceptible to COVID-19. https://t.co/O28LJ3uPGv
— NPR (@NPR) June 9, 2020
States that rushed to reopen are reporting record high numbers of virus cases https://t.co/XYJrWoa3GS
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) June 9, 2020