(Rose is Rose had us looking for hidden objects today – like Bizarro usually does. One of the objects was a shopping cart. HERE IT IS!)
Wait just a doggone minute: That’s five objects from Rose is Rose: Shopping cart, face mask, microscope, apple, steering wheel… Is this a running gag for other comics today?
Shopping cart, face mask, apple, microscope, steering wheel … some of the cartoonists are using those to show appreciation to those working in the pandemic. Sometimes a fork is included.
Lio has explanation.
Day 45 of the Georgia Economic Recovery. So far as I can tell the lynch mobs were mostly expelled from the peaceful protests last night, an encouraging sign. Hope it so-continues.
Trump called them terrorists. Bill Barr claimed they are “instigating” violence at the protests. But antifa is not referenced in any of the 22 criminal cases from the protests.
For all the implications by President Trump and Attorney General William Barr that “antifa” “terrorists” have hijacked protests against institutional police racism, none of the 22 criminal complaints representing the first wave of protest charges mention antifa in any way.
One case references anarchism as a motivating ideology, not anti-fascism. Another high-profile one in Las Vegas references the so-called “Boogaloo” far-right trend of provoking a race or civil war.
But the early charges do not indicate that antifascist motivations have provoked the violent activity that the Trump administration and its allies have spent the better part of a week attributing to it.
With Barr at the helm of the protest response, the administration has tasked the FBI’s counterterrorism partnerships with state and local police, known as Joint Terrorism Task Forces, with finding “extremists” and “agitators” within the protest movement.
“What it definitely demonstrates is that antifascism is not a driving force in the current protest violence,” said Mike German, a retired FBI special agent who worked with the Los Angeles JTTF.
In a press conference on Thursday, Barr continued to claim evidence existed that antifa, which he mistakenly called a “group,” was committing acts of violence at the protests. He was silent about the Boogaloo presence displayed in the early charging documents.
It matched a senior law enforcement official who told The Daily Beast that the involvement of the JTTFs was “a political ploy to make being anti-Trump look like terrorism.”
A Temple University student arrested during protests Monday was released from custody Wednesday after video surfaced of one police officer striking him in the head with a baton and another using his knee to pin the student’s face to the street.
Prosecutors dismissed the charges against Evan Gorski, 21, an engineering student, after viewing the YouTube and Twitter videos, according to his attorney, R. Emmett Madden.
Madden said Thursday that he had been told by court personnel that Gorski was being held on allegations that he assaulted a police officer by pushing him off a bike, causing him to break a hand.
Eight seconds into the 36-second video, Gorski — with a ponytail and wearing the Eagles jersey — appears to reach in to separate an officer and a protester, and immediately retreats when another officer raises his baton.
That officer then strikes Gorski sharply on or near his head and tackles him, while another officer presses Gorski’s face to the pavement by placing his knee on the back of his head and neck. Madden said Gorski required medical treatment.
Conservative perspective of the rioters:
The nationwide protests against police violence have created numerous instances of police violence.
As hundreds of thousands have non-violently protested without incident, they’re capturing police attacks against demonstrators on camera, and now there’s a database where you can watch them all.
Lawyer T. Greg Doucette and mathematician Jason Miller have placed these clips into a public Google Sheet entitled “GeorgeFloyd Protest – police brutality videos on Twitter.”
It contains links to at least 426 videos of police violence committed in cities across the United States.
Doucette makes sure to verify the time and place of each video so he doesn’t re-circulate old footage from years ago.
The importance of cataloging such videos is that they counter police narratives about police being provoked into violence or lies about protestors being injured after “tripping” or “resisting arrest.”
After all, if it weren’t for the now-viral video of George Floyd having his neck kneeled on by police, the national public might not be rallying in such large numbers in the first place.
“I’m a political “anti-state” conservative, and police brutality angers me on a visceral level,” Doucette said.
“People need to understand that what they’re seeing now is normal.
It happens several times a week, every week, every year, for years now. It’s not a one-off; it’s cultural rot and flagrant lawlessness.”
It’s a joy to spend the day out on the bike trails. Or an hour out of the workday in a nice set of Tai Chi. But the nightmare persists on awakening.
Stantis needs to invite some black woman he knows to make a statement for Carmen. No white man can give her the proper voice.
They are to honor the essential workers who have kept us alive during this crisis. Medical personnel, delivery people, grocery workers, scientists, teachers, etc.
Thank you Mr. Stantis for an uplifting, fun Sunday strip. Time for us all to look forward with positivity and joy. God bless each of you.
Found ’em! Cleverly done, Scott ♥
As an essential worker in the ER and in teaching, just want to say thanks for this. And thanks for making the world a happier place through your humor and talent!
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