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This is what Black Lives Matter meant to US police: wait a while, then shoot them in the back

Point blank: (white) Wisconsin police officers were filmed shooting Jacob Blake in the back is he sat in his car. His children, also in the car, saw everything.

So much for all the protesting and solidarity earlier this summer. American police are still shooting to kill black people for no apparent reason.

It seems clear that they will continue to do so until force is used to stop them.

And how can that happen when they have the guns, and the name of the law – if not the letter of it – behind them?

The victim in this instance is Jacob Blake, of, Kenosha, Wisconsin, who was apparently walking back to his car after breaking up a fight between two women when police shot him in the back seven times, at point-blank range.

He may never walk again.

His children were also in the car and saw the police officers shooting their father in the back.

The shooting provoked a mass demonstration in which hundreds of people marched through the streets to gather outside the Kenosha County Public Safety Building, chanting: “No justice, no peace!”

Wisconsin’s Democrat governor, Tony Evers, also condemned the shooting. He said: “Tonight, Jacob Blake was shot in the back multiple times, in broad daylight, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Kathy and I join his family, friends, and neighbors in hoping earnestly that he will not succumb to his injuries.”

“While we do not have all of the details yet, what we know for certain is that he is not the first Black man or person to have been shot or injured or mercilessly killed at the hands of individuals in law enforcement in our state or our country.

“We stand with all those who have and continue to demand justice, equity, and accountability for Black lives in our country—lives like those of George Floyd, of Breonna Taylor, Tony Robinson, Dontre Hamilton, Ernest Lacy, and Sylville Smith.”

Family members have appealed for “healing”.

It seems clear that systemic racism is alive and well in the US police forces.

They listened and watched while the Black Lives Matter protests against the killing of George Floyd took place around the world – including in the UK – and then they shrugged and carried on shooting black people.

That’s not law enforcement. It’s racism. And if we really want to eradicated it, we need more than honeyed words from old men in expensive suits

Source: ‘I don’t want pity. I want change’: Jacob Blake’s family pleads for justice | US news | The Guardian

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Apologists for the Israeli government – justify this [WARNING: Distressing content]

This is for people who defend the claims of anti-Semitism against those who criticise the Israeli government’s treatment of Palestinians.

First, read this:

Now consider the contents of the following video clip:

https://twitter.com/heavyde65/status/1038379499468058624

You just saw the moment Palestinian child Ahmad Abu Tyour was shot and critically injured by Israeli snipers at the Gaza border on Friday. He succumbed to his wounds on Saturday and has been pronounced dead.

If you think the footage was faked, read:

A Palestinian teen died of his wounds yesterday a day after he was shot by Israeli troops during a protest on the Gaza border, the enclave’s health ministry said.

Ahmad Abu Tayoor, 17, was shot late Friday on the border close to the southern city of Rafah, the ministry said.

Now:

It is considered anti-Semitic to hold Israel to standards that would not be expected of any other country.

But this teenage boy was shot in the leg – ultimately murdered – for throwing a stone.

No member of any country’s armed forces should be allowed to claim it is reasonable to shoot a minor dead for throwing a stone.

This looks like a racist attack on a member of a different culture, to me.

I await – and I hope you do too – the Israeli government’s excuse.

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Gun law in US? Trump protester shot after confrontation on Portland bridge

A protester gestures at police at Portland's Pioneer Square - but it was a member of the public who shot a protester down on Morrison Bridge, Portland.

A protester gestures at police at Portland’s Pioneer Square – but it was a member of the public who shot a protester down on Morrison Bridge, Portland.

Americans who support Donald Trump have started taking the law into their own hands, then.

The shooting of an anti-Trump protester by a member of the public certainly suggests that gun law – rule by those who carry firearms – is back, and the West is once again wild.

Violence in the States is getting worse. The police need to get a grip because there’s no evidence that they’ll get it under control any time soon. What if they can’t?

An anti-Trump protester has been shot after a confrontation with another man as another night of demonstrations against the President-elect took place in US cities.

Police in Portland, Oregon, said [a] man got out of his vehicle on the city’s Morrison Bridge where he confronted and shot the protester.

Dozens of people were crossing the bridge when the shooting happened at 12.45am.

The victim does not have life-threatening injuries but the suspect is still at large, said police.

There has so far been no comment on the reasons behind the shooting.

Source: Trump protester shot after confrontation on Portland bridge

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