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Reply #150 posted 06/29/20 4:18pm

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"if your voice held no power, they wouldn't try to silence you."
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Reply #151 posted 07/02/20 5:47am

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This is a good thing.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/...index.html


New commission in three major cities targets past misconduct within criminal justice systems

Taylor Romine and Lauren del Valle, CNN

Updated 8:38 PM ET, Wed July 1, 2020

(CNN)A civil rights advocacy group is teaming up with district attorneys in three major US cities to launch commissions that they say will listen to victims of past misconduct within the criminal justice system and try to right the wrongs.

The Grassroots Law Project on Wednesday announced that it is partnering with district attorneys from Philadelphia, San Francisco and Boston to form what they are calling local "Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commissions."


The first three local commissions, which will begin as pilot projects, "will address the serious trauma inflicted by a legal system that has gone largely unchecked for generations," the organization said in its news release.

The goal, the group said, is to help "create a process for District Attorneys and their communities to hear from victims of police and prosecutor misconduct and find ways for those victims to heal."

The announcement comes after the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police and nationwide protests demanding reform.
Civil rights attorney Lee Merritt and activist Shaun King, cofounders of the advocacy group, said these commissions are designed to uncover past instances of racial and ethnic injustice and help create strategies to resolve conflict and bring healing to victims of harm.


"This system is not broken," King said in a statement. "It's functioning exactly the way those who designed and built it intended it to function. It was not built to give marginalized communities justice. It was built to oppress them. And moving forward, we must build brand new pathways for truth, justice, and reconciliation. The old ones will never get us there."
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Reply #152 posted 07/02/20 6:21am

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I pray the cop(s)that killed this beautiful soul, gets convicted and spend the rest of their lives in prison.

https://www.msnbc.com/msn...6703173746

Federal authorities reviewing police use of chokehold, death of Elijah McClain
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“Federal authorities are reviewing whether a civil rights investigation is warranted in the 2019 death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died after Colorado police put him in a chokehold, officials said Tuesday.”
[Edited 7/2/20 11:44am]
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Reply #153 posted 07/02/20 11:02am

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2elijah said:

DiminutiveRocker said:

I pray the cop(s)that killed this beautiful soul, gets convicted and spend the rest of their lives in prison. https://www.msnbc.com/msn...6703173746 [b]Federal authorities reviewing police use of chokehold, death of Elijah McClain[/b{ SHARE THIS - “Federal authorities are reviewing whether a civil rights investigation is warranted in the 2019 death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died after Colorado police put him in a chokehold, officials said Tuesday.”


This poor kid, I cannot fathom how panicked and scared he was being apprehended when all he did was walk down the street. neutral


I hope the cops responsible, as well as the idiot who called 911 on him feels guilty for the rest of their lives. Karma will be a bitch.

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Reply #154 posted 07/03/20 2:54pm

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The Chicks are awesome and never disappoint:

https://youtu.be/xwBjF_VVFvE


Lyrics
March, march to my own drum
March, march to my own drum
Hey, hey, I'm an army of one
Oh, I'm an army of one
March, march to my own drum
March, march to my own drum
Hey, hey, I'm an army of one
Oh, I'm an army of one
Brenda's packing heat 'cause she don't like Mondays
Underpaid teacher policing the hallways
Print yourself a weapon and take it to the gun range
(Ah, cut the shit)
(You ain't goin' to the gun range)
Standing with Emma and our sons and daughters
Watchin' our youth have to solve our problems
I'll follow them so who's comin' with me
(Half of you love me)
(Half already hate me)
March, march to my own drum
March, march to my own drum
Hey, hey, I'm an army of one
Oh, I'm an army of one
March, march to my own drum
March, march to my own drum
Hey, hey, I'm an army of one
Oh, I'm an army of one
Tell the ol' boys in the white bread lobby
What they can and can't do with their bodies
Temperatures are rising, cities are sinkin'
(Ah, cut the shit)
(You know your city is sinkin')
Lies are truth and truth is fiction
Everybody's talkin'
Who's gonna listen?
What the hell happened in Helsinki?
March, march to my own drum
March, march to my own drum
Hey, hey, I'm an army of one
Oh, I'm an army of one
March, march to my own drum
March, march to my own drum
Hey, hey, I'm an army of one
Oh, I'm an army of one


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Reply #155 posted 07/04/20 1:51pm

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The Chicks are awesome and never disappoint:

https://youtu.be/xwBjF_VVFvE


Lyrics





March, march to my own drum
March, march to my own drum
Hey, hey, I'm an army of one
Oh, I'm an army of one
March, march to my own drum
March, march to my own drum
Hey, hey, I'm an army of one
Oh, I'm an army of one

Brenda's packing heat 'cause she don't like Mondays
Underpaid teacher policing the hallways
Print yourself a weapon and take it to the gun range
(Ah, cut the shit)
(You ain't goin' to the gun range)

Standing with Emma and our sons and daughters
Watchin' our youth have to solve our problems
I'll follow them so who's comin' with me
(Half of you love me)
(Half already hate me)

March, march to my own drum
March, march to my own drum
Hey, hey, I'm an army of one
Oh, I'm an army of one
March, march to my own drum
March, march to my own drum
Hey, hey, I'm an army of one
Oh, I'm an army of one

Tell the ol' boys in the white bread lobby
What they can and can't do with their bodies
Temperatures are rising, cities are sinkin'
(Ah, cut the shit)
(You know your city is sinkin')
Lies are truth and truth is fiction
Everybody's talkin'
Who's gonna listen?
What the hell happened in Helsinki?

March, march to my own drum
March, march to my own drum
Hey, hey, I'm an army of one
Oh, I'm an army of one
March, march to my own drum
March, march to my own drum
Hey, hey, I'm an army of one
Oh, I'm an army of one









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Reply #156 posted 07/05/20 7:09am

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Well this program is interesting. There’s always a better way to policing, when you make an effort to restructure the police department, in a way that will serve the community better. To move some funds from police depts, into creating programs that will take some responsibilities off police, in areas, they should not be handling. At the same, in some capacity, police could work together with staffers of these programs. which could avoid situations taking a violent turn. As has often happened with some police over the years.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/...index.html



This town of 170,000 replaced some cops with medics and mental health workers. It's worked for over 30 years

By Scottie Andrew, CNN
Updated 4:59 AM ET, Sun July 5, 2020

(CNN)”Around 30 years ago, a town in Oregon retrofitted an old van, staffed it with young medics and mental health counselors and sent them out to respond to the kinds of 911 calls that wouldn't necessarily require police intervention.]/b]

In the town of 172,000, they were the first responders for mental health crises, homelessness, substance abuse, threats of suicide -- the problems for which there are no easy fixes. The problems that, in the hands of police, have often turned violent.

[b]Today, the program, called CAHOOTS, has three vans, more than double the number of staffers and the attention of a country in crisis.
CAHOOTS is already doing what police reform advocates say is necessary to fundamentally change the US criminal justice system -- pass off some responsibilities to unarmed civilians.


Cities much larger and more diverse than Eugene have asked CAHOOTS staff to help them build their own version of the program. CAHOOTS wouldn't work everywhere, at least not in the form it exists in in Eugene.
But it's a template for what it's like to live in a city with limited police.“

(Click on link to continue reading)
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Reply #157 posted 07/06/20 2:38pm

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Well never say ‘never’. Looks like that Washington football team will be forced to change the name of their team after all. Even though some Native American groups, have been fighting this name change, a long time, it seems with the recent protests all over the country/world, to remove confederate statues, change names of products/sports teams with a negative, racial stereotyped label attached to it, has helped to hasten the push to change the team’s name. Goes to show what changes the power of massive protesting can bring. clapping

https://www.cbssports.com...-team-per/

Washington name change: Ownership in turmoil, minority owners attempting to sell share of team, per report
By Patrik Walker 7/6/20
8h ago


It's shaping up to be an offseason of sweeping change for Dan Snyder and his Washington football franchise, and not simply on the field. The team began the year with the hiring of Ron Rivera as head coach and ushering in the new by shoving out the old -- sending longtime general manager and president Bruce Allen packing -- but the latter isn't the biggest front office change that could take hold before it's all said and done. Currently in the midst of turmoil as Snyder opens an official review into the possible (ahem ... likely) change of the franchise's name from "Redskins," which is viewed as a racial slur toward Native Americans, the team's owner may find himself soon flanked by new faces in the ownership committee.

The minority ownership in Washington appears uneasy about the direction the franchise has gone in recent years, and is ready to exit stage left, according to the Washington Post. Dwight Schar, Robert Rothman and Frederick Smith all own a minority stake in the team, but seemingly not for long, with all three reportedly looking to sell their piece of the pie. The trio has hired Baltimore-based firm Moag & Co. -- as noted by Sportico -- to officially seek potential buyers due to internal conflict that's left them "not happy" with Snyder.

This news comes only days after Smith used the FedEx brand to apply pressure to Snyder to change the team's name, a move that combined with a similar demand from federal officials and additional calls for change from Nike and PepsiCo. FedEx, of which Smith is founder, chairman and CEO, also owns the naming rights to Washington's home stadium to the tune of a $205 million contract, giving them the unique ability to force Snyder into a name change after years of a dug-in stance that once led him to openly declare the team would "never" even consider it.

That was then, however, and this is now.
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Reply #158 posted 07/07/20 6:52am

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2elijah said:

Well never say ‘never’. Looks like that Washington football team will be forced to change the name of their team after all. Even though some Native American groups, have been fighting this name change, a long time, it seems with the recent protests all over the country/world, to remove confederate statues, change names of products/sports teams with a negative, racial stereotyped label attached to it, has helped to hasten the push to change the team’s name. Goes to show what changes the power of massive protesting can bring. clapping https://www.cbssports.com...-team-per/ Washington name change: Ownership in turmoil, minority owners attempting to sell share of team, per report By Patrik Walker 7/6/20 8h ago “It's shaping up to be an offseason of sweeping change for Dan Snyder and his Washington football franchise, and not simply on the field. The team began the year with the hiring of Ron Rivera as head coach and ushering in the new by shoving out the old -- sending longtime general manager and president Bruce Allen packing -- but the latter isn't the biggest front office change that could take hold before it's all said and done. Currently in the midst of turmoil as Snyder opens an official review into the possible (ahem ... likely) change of the franchise's name from "Redskins," which is viewed as a racial slur toward Native Americans, the team's owner may find himself soon flanked by new faces in the ownership committee. The minority ownership in Washington appears uneasy about the direction the franchise has gone in recent years, and is ready to exit stage left, according to the Washington Post. Dwight Schar, Robert Rothman and Frederick Smith all own a minority stake in the team, but seemingly not for long, with all three reportedly looking to sell their piece of the pie. The trio has hired Baltimore-based firm Moag & Co. -- as noted by Sportico -- to officially seek potential buyers due to internal conflict that's left them "not happy" with Snyder. This news comes only days after Smith used the FedEx brand to apply pressure to Snyder to change the team's name, a move that combined with a similar demand from federal officials and additional calls for change from Nike and PepsiCo. FedEx, of which Smith is founder, chairman and CEO, also owns the naming rights to Washington's home stadium to the tune of a $205 million contract, giving them the unique ability to force Snyder into a name change after years of a dug-in stance that once led him to openly declare the team would "never" even consider it. That was then, however, and this is now.

clapping momentum is working!!!

https://deadline.com/2020/07/cleveland-indians-issue-statement-about-possible-name-change-amid-sponsor-pressure-on-redskins-1202977381/

Cleveland Indians Issue Statement About Possible Name Change Amid Sponsor Pressure On Redskins

On Friday, just a few hours after the Redskins issued a statement about their moniker, Cleveland did likewise. It reads in part, “We are committed to engaging our community and appropriate stakeholders to determine the best path forward with regard to our team name.”

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Reply #159 posted 07/07/20 6:55am

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2elijah said:


Well never say ‘never’. Looks like that Washington football team will be forced to change the name of their team after all. Even though some Native American groups, have been fighting this name change, a long time, it seems with the recent protests all over the country/world, to remove confederate statues, change names of products/sports teams with a negative, racial stereotyped label attached to it, has helped to hasten the push to change the team’s name. Goes to show what changes the power of massive protesting can bring. clapping https://www.cbssports.com...-team-per/ Washington name change: Ownership in turmoil, minority owners attempting to sell share of team, per report By Patrik Walker 7/6/20 8h ago “It's shaping up to be an offseason of sweeping change for Dan Snyder and his Washington football franchise, and not simply on the field. The team began the year with the hiring of Ron Rivera as head coach and ushering in the new by shoving out the old -- sending longtime general manager and president Bruce Allen packing -- but the latter isn't the biggest front office change that could take hold before it's all said and done. Currently in the midst of turmoil as Snyder opens an official review into the possible (ahem ... likely) change of the franchise's name from "Redskins," which is viewed as a racial slur toward Native Americans, the team's owner may find himself soon flanked by new faces in the ownership committee. The minority ownership in Washington appears uneasy about the direction the franchise has gone in recent years, and is ready to exit stage left, according to the Washington Post. Dwight Schar, Robert Rothman and Frederick Smith all own a minority stake in the team, but seemingly not for long, with all three reportedly looking to sell their piece of the pie. The trio has hired Baltimore-based firm Moag & Co. -- as noted by Sportico -- to officially seek potential buyers due to internal conflict that's left them "not happy" with Snyder. This news comes only days after Smith used the FedEx brand to apply pressure to Snyder to change the team's name, a move that combined with a similar demand from federal officials and additional calls for change from Nike and PepsiCo. FedEx, of which Smith is founder, chairman and CEO, also owns the naming rights to Washington's home stadium to the tune of a $205 million contract, giving them the unique ability to force Snyder into a name change after years of a dug-in stance that once led him to openly declare the team would "never" even consider it. That was then, however, and this is now.


clapping momentum is working!!!

https://deadline.com/2020/07/cleveland-indians-issue-statement-about-possible-name-change-amid-sponsor-pressure-on-redskins-1202977381/

Cleveland Indians Issue Statement About Possible Name Change Amid Sponsor Pressure On Redskins

On Friday, just a few hours after the Redskins issued a statement about their moniker, Cleveland did likewise. It reads in part, “We are committed to engaging our community and appropriate stakeholders to determine the best path forward with regard to our team name.”



Hey there! 🤗

Glad the pressure is on for the name chsnge. The owner has no choice at this point. He’s losing sponsors. What’s that saying? Money talks. 💰
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Reply #160 posted 07/07/20 8:18am

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The miserable-man-in-office is not happy about the possible name change of the NFL’s Washington football team. This is what he tweets about it. It’s hard to believe he is president of this country. What the heck were some voters drinking when they voted for that manbaby? disbelief
When is he going to realize that in the end, haters never win, they just stay miserable and unhappy.

From Twitter:


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They name teams out of STRENGTH, not weakness, but now the Washington Redskins & Cleveland Indians, two fabled sports franchises, look like they are going to be changing their names in order to be politically correct. Indians, like Elizabeth Warren, must be very angry right now!“
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Reply #161 posted 07/07/20 10:14am

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2elijah said:

The miserable-man-in-office is not happy about the possible name change of the NFL’s Washington football team. This is what he tweets about it. It’s hard to believe he is president of this country. What the heck were some voters drinking when they voted for that manbaby? disbelief When is he going to realize that in the end, haters never win, they just stay miserable and unhappy. From Twitter: Tweet Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump · 20hrs “They name teams out of STRENGTH, not weakness, but now the Washington Redskins & Cleveland Indians, two fabled sports franchises, look like they are going to be changing their names in order to be politically correct. Indians, like Elizabeth Warren, must be very angry right now!“ [Edited 7/7/20 9:29am]



And now he is after Bubba Wallace! what a dick! And again was WRONG - NASCAR viewing is up 46% disbelief

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Has apologized to all of those great NASCAR drivers & officials who came to his aid, stood by his side, & were willing to sacrifice everything for him, only to find out that the whole thing was just another HOAX? That & Flag decision has caused lowest ratings EVER!


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Reply #162 posted 07/07/20 11:18am

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2elijah said:

The miserable-man-in-office is not happy about the possible name change of the NFL’s Washington football team. This is what he tweets about it. It’s hard to believe he is president of this country. What the heck were some voters drinking when they voted for that manbaby? disbelief When is he going to realize that in the end, haters never win, they just stay miserable and unhappy.

From Twitter: Tweet Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump · 20hrs “They name teams out of STRENGTH, not weakness, but now the Washington Redskins & Cleveland Indians, two fabled sports franchises, look like they are going to be changing their names in order to be politically correct. Indians, like Elizabeth Warren, must be very angry right now!“

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2elijah said:

The miserable-man-in-office is not happy about the possible name change of the NFL’s Washington football team. This is what he tweets about it. It’s hard to believe he is president of this country. What the heck were some voters drinking when they voted for that manbaby? disbelief When is he going to realize that in the end, haters never win, they just stay miserable and unhappy. From Twitter: Tweet Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump · 20hrs “They name teams out of STRENGTH, not weakness, but now the Washington Redskins & Cleveland Indians, two fabled sports franchises, look like they are going to be changing their names in order to be politically correct. Indians, like Elizabeth Warren, must be very angry right now!“ [Edited 7/7/20 9:29am]



And now he is after Bubba Wallace! what a dick! And again was WRONG - NASCAR viewing is up 46% disbelief

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Has apologized to all of those great NASCAR drivers & officials who came to his aid, stood by his side, & were willing to sacrifice everything for him, only to find out that the whole thing was just another HOAX? That & Flag decision has caused lowest ratings EVER!

Yeah, you knew it was bad when they started calling him Jussie... That flag thing is deep with their kind.

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Reply #164 posted 07/07/20 12:45pm

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You know what I find interesting? There are always those who get mad at Black Americans for exposing racism in this country, which is an actual reality. They will try everything to deflect from the topic or will respond with verbal insults, accusations of race baiting, etc., towards us. Anything to deflect from exposing the ugly and harsh truths and reality of racism in America. Yet it pretty much hit a boiling point recently, and could no longer be ignored. Everywhere you look there are statues, monuments and educational institutions dedicated to former slaveowners and racists right in our faces, and always a reminder of slavery, Jim Crow /Black codes. which only confirms this is a country that was built on a system of racism. So how is America suppose to move forward, to correct the past, and denounce racial inequality/prejudice when these objects reflect racism, and are glorified by Americans? Would they erect a statue of Hitler and tell the Jewish community to move on, leave it where it is because it’s history? Absolutely not. It is unfortunate that someone had to lose their life, for America to wake up and face the truth that racism exists in this country. With all the national and international protests, we can only hope more people will wake up, and change the way of how they treat others, they view as different from themselves. It’s about acceptance, and that all humans have as much right to be on this earth, no matter what one sees as ‘different’, because who are we as individuals, to judge who should or should not be treated with human dignity, based on their skin color, gender or religious beliefs? America, we have to do better than those in the past.

Great post, and some of that despicable people are here in the org, you all know whom I'm talking about.

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2elijah said:


The miserable-man-in-office is not happy about the possible name change of the NFL’s Washington football team. This is what he tweets about it. It’s hard to believe he is president of this country. What the heck were some voters drinking when they voted for that manbaby? disbelief When is he going to realize that in the end, haters never win, they just stay miserable and unhappy. From Twitter: Tweet Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump · 20hrs “They name teams out of STRENGTH, not weakness, but now the Washington Redskins & Cleveland Indians, two fabled sports franchises, look like they are going to be changing their names in order to be politically correct. Indians, like Elizabeth Warren, must be very angry right now!“ [Edited 7/7/20 9:29am]



And now he is after Bubba Wallace! what a dick! And again was WRONG - NASCAR viewing is up 46% disbelief










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apologized to all of those great NASCAR drivers & officials who came to his aid, stood by his side, & were willing to sacrifice everything for him, only to find out that the whole thing was just another HOAX? That & Flag decision has caused lowest ratings EVER!


















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Lol. Bubba Wallace doesn’t need to apologize. It’s hilarious how bully trump loves to agitate and then cries victim. Somebody please put an APB out on manbaby’s pacifier. He’s tweet-whining again. bawl
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Reply #166 posted 07/07/20 12:50pm

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Elijah McClain case is just another day in the black America. I'm not there and I can it clearly, why can't the people living there see what's goin on.

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Reply #167 posted 07/08/20 5:36am

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In 2017, when the four most prominent confederate statues in New Orleans came down legally and peacefully (with armed guards), I posted about it. Another orger posted a photo of this place and said it could never be taken down. But, times have changed. Maybe it will be.

https://apnews.com/7f2996...50208dcb41

Armed protesters march through Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park

July 4, 2020

A large group of armed protesters on Saturday marched through Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park, calling for the park’s massive Confederate carving to be removed.


The predominantly Black demonstrators spoke out against the huge sculpture depicting Gen. Robert E. Lee, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, WXIA-TV reported. Carved into a granite mountain, the bas-relief sculpture is the largest Confederate monument ever crafted.

Stone Mountain Memorial Association spokesman John Bankhead said there were between 100 and 200 protesters. He said the protesters, many of whom carried large rifles, were peaceful. Although the park has historically been a gathering spot for white supremacists, the city of Stone Mountain nowadays has a majority-Black population. (cont)


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Reply #168 posted 07/08/20 6:34am

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In 2017, when the four most prominent confederate statues in New Orleans came down legally and peacefully (with armed guards), I posted about it. Another orger posted a photo of this place and said it could never be taken down. But, times have changed. Maybe it will be.

https://apnews.com/7f2996...50208dcb41



Armed protesters march through Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park



July 4, 2020

A large group of armed protesters on Saturday marched through Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park, calling for the park’s massive Confederate carving to be removed.



The predominantly Black demonstrators spoke out against the huge sculpture depicting Gen. Robert E. Lee, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, WXIA-TV reported. Carved into a granite mountain, the bas-relief sculpture is the largest Confederate monument ever crafted.


Stone Mountain Memorial Association spokesman John Bankhead said there were between 100 and 200 protesters. He said the protesters, many of whom carried large rifles, were peaceful. Although the park has historically been a gathering spot for white supremacists, the city of Stone Mountain nowadays has a majority-Black population. (cont)



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I heard about that. The history behind who built that Stone Mountain monument is ugly.
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Reply #169 posted 07/09/20 6:19am

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The pressure is on.
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Amazon pulls Washington Redskins merchandise from its site amid calls for the team to change its name

PUBLISHED WED, JUL 8 2020 4:24 PM EDT
UPDATED WED, JUL 8 2020 5:57 PM EDT
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Amazon is removing Washington Redskins merchandise from its site, after the NFL called on the team to change its name, widely considered a racial slur against Native Americans.

In a note to sellers on Wednesday, Amazon said that it would pull a variety of products featuring the Washington team, including jerseys, t-shirts and jewelry. Sellers were given 48 hours to review and remove any products flagged by Amazon, the notice states. “
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The pressure is on. #changethename https://www.google.com/am...ndise.html Amazon pulls Washington Redskins merchandise from its site amid calls for the team to change its name PUBLISHED WED, JUL 8 2020 4:24 PM EDT UPDATED WED, JUL 8 2020 5:57 PM EDT Annie Palmer @ANNIERPALMER “Amazon is removing Washington Redskins merchandise from its site, after the NFL called on the team to change its name, widely considered a racial slur against Native Americans. In a note to sellers on Wednesday, Amazon said that it would pull a variety of products featuring the Washington team, including jerseys, t-shirts and jewelry. Sellers were given 48 hours to review and remove any products flagged by Amazon, the notice states. “ [Edited 7/9/20 6:20am]


whoa!! well, it's all part of the change - the marginalization of people based on color will no longer be tolerated.

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2elijah said:

The pressure is on. #changethename https://www.google.com/am...ndise.html Amazon pulls Washington Redskins merchandise from its site amid calls for the team to change its name PUBLISHED WED, JUL 8 2020 4:24 PM EDT UPDATED WED, JUL 8 2020 5:57 PM EDT Annie Palmer @ANNIERPALMER “Amazon is removing Washington Redskins merchandise from its site, after the NFL called on the team to change its name, widely considered a racial slur against Native Americans. In a note to sellers on Wednesday, Amazon said that it would pull a variety of products featuring the Washington team, including jerseys, t-shirts and jewelry. Sellers were given 48 hours to review and remove any products flagged by Amazon, the notice states. “

Yes ma'am. Can't happen soon enough. And drag Cleveland witya.

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2elijah said:


The pressure is on. #changethename https://www.google.com/am...ndise.html Amazon pulls Washington Redskins merchandise from its site amid calls for the team to change its name PUBLISHED WED, JUL 8 2020 4:24 PM EDT UPDATED WED, JUL 8 2020 5:57 PM EDT Annie Palmer @ANNIERPALMER “Amazon is removing Washington Redskins merchandise from its site, after the NFL called on the team to change its name, widely considered a racial slur against Native Americans. In a note to sellers on Wednesday, Amazon said that it would pull a variety of products featuring the Washington team, including jerseys, t-shirts and jewelry. Sellers were given 48 hours to review and remove any products flagged by Amazon, the notice states. “ [Edited 7/9/20 6:20am]


whoa!! well, it's all part of the change - the marginalization of people based on color will no longer be tolerated.


These changes are a good thing towards teaching people, to be more respectful of others. I think it’s long overdue.
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Reply #173 posted 07/09/20 10:40am

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poppys said:

In 2017, when the four most prominent confederate statues in New Orleans came down legally and peacefully (with armed guards), I posted about it. Another orger posted a photo of this place and said it could never be taken down. But, times have changed. Maybe it will be.

https://apnews.com/7f2996...50208dcb41

Armed protesters march through Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park

July 4, 2020

A large group of armed protesters on Saturday marched through Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park, calling for the park’s massive Confederate carving to be removed.


The predominantly Black demonstrators spoke out against the huge sculpture depicting Gen. Robert E. Lee, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, WXIA-TV reported. Carved into a granite mountain, the bas-relief sculpture is the largest Confederate monument ever crafted.

Stone Mountain Memorial Association spokesman John Bankhead said there were between 100 and 200 protesters. He said the protesters, many of whom carried large rifles, were peaceful. Although the park has historically been a gathering spot for white supremacists, the city of Stone Mountain nowadays has a majority-Black population. (cont)


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I heard about that. The history behind who built that Stone Mountain monument is ugly.

if u could change the 3 faces on stone mountain to other people, who would u choose? cool

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Reply #174 posted 07/09/20 10:45am

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here is 1 petition

https://www.change.org/p/...0a1dcaf695

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Reply #175 posted 07/09/20 10:50am

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PURplEMaPLeSyrup said:



2elijah said:


poppys said:

In 2017, when the four most prominent confederate statues in New Orleans came down legally and peacefully (with armed guards), I posted about it. Another orger posted a photo of this place and said it could never be taken down. But, times have changed. Maybe it will be.

https://apnews.com/7f2996...50208dcb41



Armed protesters march through Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park



July 4, 2020

A large group of armed protesters on Saturday marched through Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park, calling for the park’s massive Confederate carving to be removed.



The predominantly Black demonstrators spoke out against the huge sculpture depicting Gen. Robert E. Lee, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, WXIA-TV reported. Carved into a granite mountain, the bas-relief sculpture is the largest Confederate monument ever crafted.


Stone Mountain Memorial Association spokesman John Bankhead said there were between 100 and 200 protesters. He said the protesters, many of whom carried large rifles, were peaceful. Although the park has historically been a gathering spot for white supremacists, the city of Stone Mountain nowadays has a majority-Black population. (cont)



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I heard about that. The history behind who built that Stone Mountain monument is ugly.

if u could change the 3 faces on stone mountain to other people, who would u choose? cool


I’d leave it blank.
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Reply #176 posted 07/09/20 11:04am

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2elijah said:

PURplEMaPLeSyrup said:

if u could change the 3 faces on stone mountain to other people, who would u choose? cool

I’d leave it blank.

that would be ideal biggrin

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Reply #177 posted 07/09/20 11:25am

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PURplEMaPLeSyrup said:



2elijah said:


poppys said:

In 2017, when the four most prominent confederate statues in New Orleans came down legally and peacefully (with armed guards), I posted about it. Another orger posted a photo of this place and said it could never be taken down. But, times have changed. Maybe it will be.

https://apnews.com/7f2996...50208dcb41



Armed protesters march through Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park



July 4, 2020

A large group of armed protesters on Saturday marched through Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park, calling for the park’s massive Confederate carving to be removed.



The predominantly Black demonstrators spoke out against the huge sculpture depicting Gen. Robert E. Lee, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, WXIA-TV reported. Carved into a granite mountain, the bas-relief sculpture is the largest Confederate monument ever crafted.


Stone Mountain Memorial Association spokesman John Bankhead said there were between 100 and 200 protesters. He said the protesters, many of whom carried large rifles, were peaceful. Although the park has historically been a gathering spot for white supremacists, the city of Stone Mountain nowadays has a majority-Black population. (cont)



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I heard about that. The history behind who built that Stone Mountain monument is ugly.

if u could change the 3 faces on stone mountain to other people, who would u choose? cool



James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, and Marlon Brando
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Reply #178 posted 07/09/20 11:30am

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PURplEMaPLeSyrup said:

2elijah said:

poppys said: I heard about that. The history behind who built that Stone Mountain monument is ugly.

if u could change the 3 faces on stone mountain to other people, who would u choose? cool

Byung-hun Lee, Denzel, and Martin Sensmeier from The Magnificent Seven biggrin cool thumbs up!

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PURplEMaPLeSyrup said:

if u could change the 3 faces on stone mountain to other people, who would u choose? cool

James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, and Marlon Brando

Jimi, James, and Prince. eye prince wink

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