SKewed Clues #35

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No justice. No peace. One of the men 4 men who killed George Floyd has been charged with third-degree murder. It doesn't feel like a victory. A man is still dead and police officers know that most of the time, there will be no repercussions for the violence they inflict. When you see this whole image, when you don't slice it up into 10 small pieces, all that's visible is one long bar. Killing after killing that goes unpunished. That's why people are still protesting *after* the news that Derek Chauvin has been charged. It's not nearly enough. Let's go back to the start and look at the 25 times that police officers supposedly had to face consequences for their actions. History tells us that even if all four men who killed George are convicted, their sentences will be generous (unlike the way the criminal justice punishes black men). Here is a breakdown of the sentences that were given those 25 times: ➖ Unknown sentence = 4 ➖ Just probation = 3 ➖ 3 months in jail = 1 ➖ 1 year in jail, 3 years suspended = 1 ➖ 1 year in prison = 1 ➖ 18 months in prison = 1 ➖ 2.5 years in prison = 1 ➖ 4 years in prison = 1 ➖ 5 years in prison = 1 ➖ 6 years in prison = 1 ➖ 16 years in prison = 1 ➖ 20 years in prison = 1 ➖ 30 years in prison = 2 ➖ 40 years in prison = 1 ➖ 50 years in prison = 1 ➖ life in prison = 3 ➖ life in prison without parole, plus 16 years = 1 Source: Mapping Police Violence (run by @samswey, @iamderay & @MsPackyetti)

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Things We Should Know

Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, Trumps 1st Secretary of Defense calls out Trump’s threat to use military

Remaining 3 police officers are charged in death of George Floyd (several days late) with bail set at $1 million each

Record-breaking Cristobal could become hurricane before US landfall…. Because 2020.

Memorial for Tiananmen Square massacre held yesterday

State of Emergency in Russia after massive Arctic Circle Oil Spill

Things We Should Still Be Talking About

Coronavirus Numbers

Growing List of Confederate Monuments being taken down

US-Mexico Border: OpEd on Police Brutality at the Border

Brexit: Should the UK be more Realistic? The Germans think Yes

Hong Kong Protests: Not the Same as US Protests

U.S. 2020 Election: Facebook will add warning label to state-controlled pages AFTER upset by employees for not labeling US President’s messages

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