[News] Protests Against Police Violence After Death of George Floyd

Discuss police violence, the victims of police violence (including George Floyd and Breonna Taylor), the Black-led protests against said violence, and related topics.

The series itself is called Uprising. i'm not sure if it's going to be on the BtB feed or have it's own, (probably both the way he did the police history series)

Oh, here is an actual feed. Episode 2 is up.

...and for people who are put off by the casual nature of Behind the Bastards, his limited series podcasts tend to be more serious (and professional) documentary-style shows. Uprising: A Guide from Portland has segments from other local journalists as well as interviews with people involved in the protests.

The most recent episode of Worst Year Ever with a journalist who was assaulted by proud boys at a MAGA rally in DC was intense.

Absolute legend.

Mixolyde wrote:

The most recent episode of Worst Year Ever with a journalist who was assaulted by proud boys at a MAGA rally in DC was intense.

Yup.

The two most recent episodes of BtB are sort of a companion piece to the Uprising podcast and are about the history of the Portland Police Union, I knew that Portland Police are exceptionally sh*tty but I had no idea that they’re responsible for police unionization and one of the legal precedents cops use to avoid accountability.

ruhk wrote:

The two most recent episodes of BtB are sort of a companion piece to the Uprising podcast and are about the history of the Portland Police Union, I knew that Portland Police are exceptionally sh*tty but I had no idea that they’re responsible for police unionization and one of the legal precedents cops use to avoid accountability.

Yup. Must listen. Lots to learn.

f*ck.

Another protest organizer, Kris Smith, murdered in Louisville this morning.

Louisville Metro Police officials confirmed Friday afternoon that one person died following a shooting about 11:30 a.m. on 26th Street. When officers arrived at the scene, they found located a man inside a vehicle who had been shot.

LMPD's homicide unit is investigating, and there are no suspects. Anyone with information on the shooting is encouraged to call the anonymous crime tip hotline at 502-574-LMPD.

Police also have not identified any suspects in Nagdy's death. Nagdy, 21, was shot and killed shortly before 12:30 a.m. Nov. 23 in the 2100 block of Crittenden Drive. Little information about the shooting has been released.

Yeah I bet LMPD is working hard on these cases...

Stele wrote:

f*ck.

Another protest organizer, Kris Smith, murdered in Louisville this morning.

Louisville Metro Police officials confirmed Friday afternoon that one person died following a shooting about 11:30 a.m. on 26th Street. When officers arrived at the scene, they found located a man inside a vehicle who had been shot.

LMPD's homicide unit is investigating, and there are no suspects. Anyone with information on the shooting is encouraged to call the anonymous crime tip hotline at 502-574-LMPD.

Police also have not identified any suspects in Nagdy's death. Nagdy, 21, was shot and killed shortly before 12:30 a.m. Nov. 23 in the 2100 block of Crittenden Drive. Little information about the shooting has been released.

Yeah I bet LMPD is working hard on these cases...

Sounds did a pretty quick investigation. "That guy we wanted to kill , did you hit him" "Yep" "good. investigation concluded"

Louisville police fire 2 detectives, others disciplined, in Breonna Taylor shooting

Courier Journal wrote:

The Louisville Metro Police Department has officially fired two detectives and sanctioned others for their actions surrounding the raid that left Breonna Taylor, 26, dead in her apartment.

Detectives Myles Cosgrove and Joshua Jaynes, who were fired Tuesday, are the latest detectives the department has terminated in connection with the fatal police shooting of Taylor.

A third detective, Brett Hankison, was fired in June for "blindly" firing 10 rounds into her apartment.

Cosgrove, who the FBI concluded fired the shot that killed Taylor, violated procedures for use of force and failing to use a body camera during the March 13 search warrant.

Jaynes, the officer who secured the search warrant for Taylor's apartment, was found in violation of department policy for truthfulness and search warrant preparation.

Three other officers were disciplined. One got a letter of reprimand for violating the department's risk assessment policy for search warrants. Two got a one-day suspension for violating the department's police body camera policy (i.e., they didn't turn them on as required). Weird that something that should be a fireable offense because it shows the officer is trying to hide something is really just a day off for them.

Yes, very weird indeed.

And they'll be hired within days, one county over.

Does the Broken Windows Theory apply to white folks? Asking for a friend.

The broken windows theory doesn't apply to anything.

It's been debunked.

Okay to be fair, not entirely debunked. It is still a topic of debate among sociologists. I'm pretty sure no city is basing any police policy on it any more.

Motion to change Rittenhouse's bond agreement after allegedly flashing white-power signs at bar

TMJ4 wrote:

Kenosha County prosecutors are attempting to modify Kyle Rittenhouse's bond agreement after they say the 18-year-old flashed white-power signs while posing for photos, drank several beers and was 'loudly serenaded' with the Proud Boys' official song at a Mount Pleasant bar.

Rittenhouse, who is charged with shooting and killing two people and injuring a third during protests and unrest in Kenosha last summer, was released from Kenosha County Jail on a $2 million bond. That bond agreement, in its current state, does not restrict Rittenhouse from entering a bar or drinking alcohol - as those underage are allowed to do in the company of parents in Wisconsin - nor does it stop him from fraternizing with known members of white supremacist groups.

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According to documents from Kenosha prosecutors Wednesday, Rittenhouse, his mother and several other adults arrived at Pudgy's Pub on Washington Avenue. Local law enforcement was soon notified of Rittenhouse's presence there, and later gathered surveillance video and still footage of his visit to the bar. [Those photos are included in this article].

Rittenhouse was at the bar for about an hour and a half, prosecutors say. He wore a t-shirt that read "Free as F***."

After arriving outside at the bar, Rittenhouse posed for photos with two other men in his group. In these photos, Rittenhouse and the other men flashed the "OK" sign, which has been co-opted as a "white power" sign by white supremacists, according to prosecutors.

After posing for the photos, Rittenhouse entered the bar and was served a beer by the bartender, the motion states. He consumed a total of three beers in the time he was at Pudgy's.

Within a few minutes of entering the bar, Rittenhouse was also "loudly serenaded" by five adult men in his group with the song, "Proud of Your Boy" - an obscure song written for the 1992 Disney film "Aladdin," prosecutors state.

The white supremacist group, the Proud Boys, was in fact named after this song, and the song is sung by members of the group, the motion says.

Rittenhouse posed for several more photographs with the men in the bar. In each of these photos, Rittenhouse and the other men flashed the "OK" sign used by white supremacists, according to prosecutors.

"The defendant then remained with these 'Proud Boys' for the entire time he was in the bar," the motion states.

I have to say my opinion of Rittenhouse's mother dropped a bit knowing that she took her son--who's out on bail for murdering several people--to a white supremacist bar so he could have some brewskis with racists.

I didn't know anyone around here's opinion of her could get lower. To me, it's par for the course.

I mean this sounds terrible but since he has a good chance of getting acquitted, I wouldn’t mind seeing him get plastered and picking a fight with the wrong person.

WHAT ABOUT HIS SWIM TIMES?!

I have a question for the Proud Boys.

Why does a group, that bemoans the feminization of society and boasts of their "masculinity", have as their walkout music a song from a children's cartoon show from 30 years ago?

Top_Shelf wrote:

I have a question for the Proud Boys.

Why does a group, that bemoans the feminization of society and boasts of their "masculinity", have as their walkout music a song from a children's cartoon show from 30 years ago?

Because lulz.

The name is derived from the song "Proud of Your Boy" originally created for Disney's 1992 film Aladdin but left out following story changes in production, and later featured in the 2011 musical adaptation. In the song the character Aladdin apologizes to his mother for being a bad son and promises to make her proud. McInnes interprets it as Aladdin apologizing for being a boy. He first heard it while attending his daughter's school music recital. The song's "fake, humble, and self-serving" lyrics became a running theme on his podcast. McInnes said it was the most annoying song in the world but that he could not get enough of it.

The above from Wiki, which links to here: https://web.archive.org/web/20190209...

I don’t generally subscribe to Freud, but.....