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I wonder if Justice Roberts doesn't want to reward the GOP's behavior?

This is wild conjecture on my part, but I get the feeling that he's disgusted with how the GOP has corrupted our government and rolled over for trump *specifically for the purpose of getting Supreme Court seats in order to overturn Roe v Wade.*

As it stands, it looks like the GOP betrayed our country and got very little in return. Even the corporate tax cuts may prove to be meaningless as our economy continues to collapse.

Millions of lives are on the line, so he needs to go as quickly as humanly possible.

I don't give a shit who takes his place. Anything or anyone will do for the next few months. trump is a threat to our lives and must go now. Not in January. Now.

We need to be open to the possibility that China is telling the truth

regarding the origination of the virus.

trump strikes me as the type who would jump at the chance to develop biological weapons of mass destruction.

So let's look at everything--he disbanded the White House Pandemic team. He disbanded the teams working on the ground in China. I'm sure there are other things that I'm forgetting. And now this?

Was a COVID-19 tracker really added to your phone?

Maybe you’ve seen it, a social media post claiming that a coronavirus tracker has secretly been added to your cellphone.

Variations of the post have been spreading across social media platforms and read something like this:

“So when everyone was having ‘phone disruptions’ earlier this week, they were adding COVID-19 Trackers to our phones. If you have an Android phone, go under Settings, then GOOGLE settings and it’s there. If you have an iPhone, go to settings, privacy, then health. I don’t think you really overstand what they’re trying to do here.”

While you may notice a new entry in the settings folder on your phone — it was included in a May 20 update for iPhones, and there’s a Google Play Services update for Android users, 9to5Mac reported — it doesn’t mean an app has been installed, according to Forbes.

https://www.kansascity.com/news/coronavirus/article243694062.html


I can confirm that this was added to my phone without notice or warning.

I'm not interested in more "lipstick on the pig" solutions.

I'm really not interested in a back and forth with dRump about changing military base names.

Symbolic gestures are nice, but they're no substitute for REAL change in the form of LAWS and/or constitutional amendments protecting our civil rights.

What I need is for my vote to count in a fair and convenient election.

What I need is for the entire system of policing to be reformed.

I need my basic human rights protected because right now, I feel like a second class citizen living in a "shithole" country.

My police reform plan. Feel free to critique

1. Abolish traffic stops that aren't related to an immediate threat to public safety
If my headlight is not working or you think I blew a stop sign, take a pic of my plate and submit the dash cam footage, then let county officials contact me through the mail. No need for an armed person to stop me and potentially kill me.

No more stopping people who are simply going with the flow of traffic.

Absolutely NO MORE "you fit the description" stops. They're 99% bullshit and must come to an end ASAP.

The only traffic situations requiring a police stop are dangerous situations in which a motorist is putting other drivers in danger with reckless driving. Once the driver is pulled over, STAY IN YOUR CAR and complete the stop via radio or phone. Cops already have all of the information they need. No need to interact in person unless it's clear that the driver is either a child, inebriated, or if the tag information doesn't match the actual car.

To make for a smoother transition in removing cops from most traffic stops, DUI offenders should only get 1 chance before their license is suspended for a year.

2. Abolish degrading strip searches and all other gross human rights violations
If you don't have a warrant, you have no right to search my body or my car. If you do have a warrant, that type of searching should be done in a PRIVATE SETTING and in the presence of an advocate who will make sure that nothing is illegally planted.

3. Ban cities from making money off the backs of civilians from frivolous tickets, etc. Keep a log which includes the demographics of motorists who are given tickets. The DOJ must cite and fine cities that have unfairly targeted a group for fines and tickets. No driver should be given more than $250 in tickets in a year's time (call it an Out of Pocket max).

NO MORE JAIL due to unpaid traffic tickets, etc.

4. Ban all no knock warrants. A civilian advocate should be present during all visits to a home. Abolish all flash bangs, etc. from use during visits to the home of suspects. Any mistakes that lead to a citizen's death (going to the wrong address, attempting to arrest someone who is already behind bars, etc) should come with criminal penalties

5. If a cop is on a school campus, it should only be for the purpose of protecting students from actual criminals. NO MORE arrests and/or assaults of children by police should be allowed.

6. No high speed chases unless a specific crime has been identified that endangers the public and/or a specific person (kidnapping).

7. If an officer's body cam is turned off during an encounter that leads to a civilian complaint, injury, or death, the officer is automatically charged. Period. No more games.

8. Threatening to shoot or kill a civilian is an automatic fireable offense.

9. Obviously, no more shuffling of bad cops to new police departments.

10. Cops are also required to follow traffic laws and may be ticketed for failure to do so. No more using flashing lights just to run a red light, etc.

11. Undercover cops may not accost a civilian without a civilian advocate present.

12. Every tasing or use of physical force must trigger an automatic investigation.

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Thoughts? Doable? Not doable?

Source: Current Lindsey / LadyG scandal is ONLY 10% of the full story

https://twitter.com/donwinslow/status/1269199553527377927

Reminder: I posted this video all the back in FEBRUARY and it had over 1 million+ views.

The story making the rounds now is ONLY 10% of the story.

It's a helluva lot worse than that.

And like I said in February the truth is coming.


Winslow also posted about this back in October 2019:

https://twitter.com/donwinslow/status/1179138038464540674

Have you wondered why @LindseyGrahamSC has been defending @realDonaldTrump like his life depended on it? A friend in federal law enforcement told me about a certain threat @realDonaldTrump has made to Graham. It's personal. It's awful. And it's working very well.


Related discussion on DU: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212533900

And still no charges for the 3 cops

who assisted in murdering George Floyd.

What are they waiting for?

Lock them up! Now!

Should Biden fill the void on nights like this with a speech

addressed to the nation?

I don't know.

I think it would have been nice to hear one unifying voice tonight (NOT trump).

Should Biden address the nation on nights like this or should he just let trump's silence/incompetence speak for itself?

He accidentally told the truth in the middle of his lie

Not that we need any more confirmation that he's lying...

The confession comes around the 1 minute mark.



A lot of people are taking it. A lot of frontline workers are taking hydroxychloroquine. A lot of front- — I don’t take it because — hey, people said, “Oh, maybe he owns the company.”


That's a classic example of how trump recovers from gaffes / blunders--he tries to blend it in as smoothly as possible so that his acolytes won't realize he made a mistake.

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