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"Today, a heavily armed Atlanta Police Department SWAT team raided a house in Atlanta and arrested three of its residents. Their crime? Organizing legal support and bail funds for protesters and activists who have faced indiscriminate arrest and overreaching charges in the struggle to stop the construction of a vast police training facility — dubbed Cop City — atop a forest in Atlanta.

The arrests are an unprecedented attack on bail funds and legal support organizations, a long-standing facet of social justice movements, according to Lauren Regan, executive director of the Civil Liberties Defense Center.

“This is the first bail fund to be attacked in this way,” Regan, whose organization has worked to ensure legal support for people resisting Cop City, told me. “And there is absolutely not a scintilla of fact or evidence that anything illegal has ever transpired with regard to Atlanta fundraising for bail support.”

@viticci @christianselig I used to visit Reddit every day but I stopped a few months ago. This development isn't helping.

Amazon to pay $5.8M penalty for spying with Ring devices.

Also, Amazon makes more than $49M per hour:

Bet that $5.8M “penalty" is gonna hurt for a lot less time than the 7 minutes it's gonna take them to pay for it…

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Just a reminder that Clarence Thomas let a GOP megadonor take him on lavish trips, buy his mom's house and let her live there rent free, pay for his grandnephew to attend a private boarding school — all in secret until now.

How is he still on the Supreme Court?

@rbreich Because it's so shocking, so disturbing, that civilized people are stunned into inaction.

Not that it happened intentionally in this case, but the right-wing makes use of this mechanism regularly. You can get away with things that are so shocking that people don't know how to act, so they do nothing.

Today was the 102 year anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre in which white supremacist terrorists mass murdered 300 Black Americans.

Here's how media reported on it—a complete erasure of Black people.

Three Tulsa survivors—Hughes Van Ellis, 102, Lessie Benningfield Randle, 108, and Viola Fletcher, who just turned 109, are with us today. They are the oldest living survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre. They have received $0 reparations.

This isn't ancient history. It's contemporary reality.

The question now is what nefarious activities was Congress up to while the spotlight was on the debt ceiling?

@mountainwitch Yes, they skip paper-training and jump ahead to peeing outside.

I’m grateful that we have a president who honors and pays tribute to our fallen heroes, and doesn’t consider them “losers” and “suckers.”

Speaking of #NewYorkCity #photography obsessions, I was singularly focused on capturing this past summer's #Manhattanhenge from the #TudorCity bridge in view of the #ChryslerBuilding. My first crack at it was a bust since it was chock FULL of people, but repeat visits over subsequent weeks netted me some AMAZING captures, and probably one of my all-time favorite #sunsets.

Prominent organized-crime boss Donald #Trump, who is still at large, seeks the names of federal agents investigating him so he can plot revenge. #GOP

Alleged scammers have been cashing in on a “Trump Bucks” scheme that has some of the former president’s most fervent and vulnerable supporters buying worthless checks, coins, and cards they believe will make them rich.

DeSantis accused Trump of having “destroyed millions of people’s lives” during the Covid-19 pandemic by “turning the country over to Fauci.”

Even people who know how to use semicolons correctly tend to be reluctant to use them because they know that so many people don't understand them; this is very unfortunate.

Jay Kuo reads the debt ceiling deal as a big win for Biden.

He writes,

"The fact that some of the 'Freedom' Caucus are already infuriated is a very good sign that Biden did a great job under the circumstances. If we can put the debt ceiling threat behind us, that will force the GOP back to its standard, more contained pattern of investigating Hunter Biden and playing the victims of government overreach and witch-hunts."

#Biden #DebtCeiling

@PDFlynn Maybe they're thinking of hitting him with RICO charges.

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