RT @SimonMoyaSmith: I was pepper-sprayed then arrested last night by Minneapolis PD even after identifying myself as a reporter MULTIPLE times: Cop 1: *checks press badge as I’m on the ground* Cop 2: “Roll on your side, Mr. journalist.” Cop 3: *loads me in the car, sees my press badge and shrugs*
That may be true in many places. And I’m sure I’ll get lit up for saying this. But in 10 hours or so on the streets of LA Saturday I found the LAPD to be respectful. One officer even walked me to my car after dark
I’ve covered protests for 15 years across the US. This is the first time I’ve ever seen police actively and intentionally target the press with rubber bullets, tear gas, and arrests. Scenes reminiscent of China, Iran. We remain determined to show the country what’s happening here
RT @rogbennett: Incredible. English phenomenon Jadon Sancho rips off his shirt after scoring for Dortmund and pays tribute to George Floyd with this handwritten message. A London-born star playing in Germany but his mind is on the tragedy in Minnesota. The world is watching 🇬🇧🇩🇪🇺🇸🙌 https://t.co/RTkXCgHldy
RT @MikeyY626: If you see an inner city public school, compare it to the public school in affluent neighborhoods. Now imagine the future of those kids, and admit that an unfair advantage exists. Don’t just go on about your day. Admit it. Own it. Be anti-racism. That’s a start.