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@BreeNewsome

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artist - grassroots organizer - free black woman - scaled 30ft flagpole & removed sc confederate flag in protest on june 27, 2015 - Psalm 27

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@BreeNewsome
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3 years ago
Whenever I die, please don't allow my image to be co-opted by the power establishment. Don't let my name & likeness be used to argue for peace in the absence of justice. I believe uncompromisingly in the liberation of the black, poor and oppressed from systems of white supremacy
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@BreeNewsome
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They think their ability to argue from any stance, regardless of how asinine or unfounded, is a mark of intellectual superiority. The minute they are challenged on their biases & bigotry, their inner klansman comes jumping out & they say/do overtly racist things.
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@BreeNewsome
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3 minutes ago
They think that questioning the existence of structural racism somehow makes them open-minded & more liberal, when they’re actually just ignorant. They consider themselves superior to white conservatives & evangelicals when they aren’t that different. https://t.co/Hzd63f57XQ
@BreeNewsome
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7 minutes ago
Again, some of the most virulent racists are those who identify as liberals.
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@BreeNewsome
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7 minutes ago
Again, some of the most virulent racists are those who identify as liberals.
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@soit_goes
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13 minutes ago
The presence of militarized police escalate every situation. Had Chicago Police not suddenly brought out police in riot gear while demonstrators were dispersing last night, I'm convinced the streets would have been clear three hours earlier.
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@BreeNewsome
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13 hours ago
Crowds spontaneously form all the time for different reasons. It’s only the protests against the violence of police that get an immediate, war-like response from the police & military
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@BreeNewsome
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9 hours ago
It’s not sufficient for public officials to give their thoughts & prayers statements about the specific incidents of people being killed by police. They need to address the violent political repression taking place every night as police respond to these protests.
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@soit_goes
agitator in chief
46 minutes ago
The reality is that Chiago Police were waiting all night to unleash violence on people demanding justice for Adam Toledo and they weren't about to go home without it.
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@soit_goes
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51 minutes ago
Last night's march for Adam Toledo ended peacefully in a park after hours of marching. As the thousands of people were trying to leave (rideshares were over $100), Chicago Police needlessy lunged into the crowd & created chaos. CPD consistently refuses to let people disperse. https://t.co/72S3spS06v
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@soit_goes
agitator in chief
43 minutes ago
After police created chaos by snatching two people, a lieutenant or sergeant tried to get the riot cops to fall back and many watched them refuse the order and arbitrarily hold a line in the middle of Logan Blvd. https://t.co/AUDxcgFATH
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Camille E. Preston, M.Div., M.A.
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New morning. New mercies.
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@BreeNewsome
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an hour ago
This is the history that informs the normalization of extrajudicial killings of Black people 100 years later https://t.co/pIt2VEfRVC
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Equal Justice Initiative
an hour ago
On this day in 1915, a 17-year-old Black boy named Caesar Sheffield was taken from jail and shot to death by a white mob near Lake Park, Georgia, after he allegedly stole meat from a smokehouse. To overcome racial inequality, we must confront our history. https://t.co/GDYXdw9tf6
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@BreeNewsome
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That means more than 1 out of every 10 deaths from covid worldwide occurred in the US even though we are only ~4% of the world’s population & have the greatest GDP of any nation. https://t.co/wN5nLT7rFO
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More than 3 million people have died of COVID-19 and more than 140 million died https://t.co/eebji4i1oJ
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@BreeNewsome
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2 hours ago
B*ll M*h*r is to the right of Pat Robertson in his view on the recent police killings if you need any more evidence that he’s the emblem of liberal white supremacy
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@BreeNewsome
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2 hours ago
When a civilian murders another civilian, that’s called violence. But when a cop murders a civilian, somehow that’s something else. Makes no sense.
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@BreeNewsome
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2 hours ago
Please stop saying “protests began peacefully.” The protests began because police murdered or otherwise brutalized someone. It’s not the protesters who determine whether there is peace or violence, it’s the police. The situation is already violent b/c of police.
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@BreeNewsome
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I thought police reform was possible until I really looked at the data, history & structure. Thinking we can’t function if we abolish policing is like when ppl thought we couldn’t function if we abolished slavery b/c it was such an intrinsic part of the society. We did & we can.
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@BreeNewsome
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2 hours ago
There are reformists who truly mean well. But folks must be willing to examine what it means that decades of reform efforts have had no impact b/c racism is such an intrinsic part of how policing is organized that reforming it is like trying to turn a plane into a pear tree.
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@BreeNewsome
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2 hours ago
Chauvin & Potter were both training officers who committed murder—acts of murder that would probably be charged as 1st or 2nd degree murder if they were civilians doing what they did— So what does it mean to fund more training when the trainers & veteran cops are the problem?
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