Pandemic Articles, Videos and Photos O’ Day 129

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2016 – Days after shooting black therapist Charles Kinsey and handcuffing him as he lay bleeding on the ground, police in North Miami, Florida, claim officer was aiming for Dr. Kinsey’s unarmed autistic patient.

July 21st

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I’ve featured photos of protestors during this season of discontent numerous times at the top of the Pandemic Photo O’ Day feature – on Day 106Day 102Day 93Day 87Day 78 Day 77Day 63

But here’s an image that we’ve not yet seen:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/20/us/wall-of-moms-portland-protest-trnd/index.html

I considered using this inspiring image for the heading of this post. But, due to the danger of this moment and the next 183 days until January 20, 2021 and the next presidential inauguration, I chose an image which is cited and explained below.

A video summary from Monday the 20th showing what happened in Portland over this past weekend:

Vox, has an excellent article found here as well as an episode of their daily podcast – “Today, Explained” (from Monday) you can listen to as well.

For more about Chris Davis, the 53 year-old Navy vet seen being hit by batons and sprayed with tear gas, visit this link from a local Portland TV station.

And this article, posted on Monday evening, was updated ninety minutes ago with more information about federal agents being sent to Chicago:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/20/us/politics/trump-chicago-portland-federal-agents.html

Two things about this dangerous and unconstitutional situation (the source linked to here is “Forbes” -which is not known as a progressive publication.)

First, military-looking personnel without designating identification, pulling peaceful protestors off of the street and whisking them away in unmarked vehicles is a tactic which we’ve seen used in countries like El Salvador and other places where the repressive government sought to violently squelch dissent.

This is not supposed to happen in the U.S.A. as the POTUS cannot violate constitutional and civil rights.

https://www.democracynow.org/2020/7/17/headlines/federal_agents_in_unmarked_cars_snatch_black_lives_matter_protesters_from_portland_streets

Second, in 2007 (eleven years before the election of POTUS#45) Naomi Wolf published a small, non-fiction book entitled “The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot”

In this book, she describes the ten things that political leaders do as they move a nation away from freedom and democracy to oppression and fascism:

List Published in 2007
June 4, 2020

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