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In light of the arrests of several members of the Rise Above Movement (RAM) in relation to the events at Unite the Right in Charlottesville, few points need to be made, as we watch the State go after a small Alt-Right group over a year after the events in Cville.
First and foremost, the strategy and tactics used by police on A12 was informed by 'intelligence' gathered through DHS and Fusion Centers, that was clear: antifascists are the biggest threat to public safety and civil order.…
Documents released from West Coast Fusion Centers, which in theory would have monitored the actions of RAM members, especially at Berkeley events, had the same conclusion, even directly stating that "ANTIFA" was "greatest threat to public safety."…
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Well, poop. Amtrak is already preemptively cancelling trains along the east coast for later this week & the weekend. Hurricane #Florence.
That's not really a complaint. The last time a hurricane came ashore & stalled over Virginia, 153 people died in flooding & mudslides in Nelson County, just south of Charlottesville. 👉🏾…
And the forecast is no joke. 👇🏾
This rainfall-potential map from the @NWS is enough to scare anyone who remembers the 153 deaths in Nelson County from Hurricane Camille. Nelson is in the bullseye this time, too. So is Charlottesville. cc @cvillenewscom
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BREAKING: Nazis who beat school teacher #DeAndreHarris nearly to death in #Charlottesville sentenced today:

Jacob Goodwin - 10 yrs incl. 2 suspended
Alex Ramos - 6 yrs + 3 suspended

Thanks to our @ZDRoberts whose images helped ID these monsters.

Justice through a camera lens
Please support @zdroberts work:
REMINDER: The man who pulled a gun on our photographer @zdroberts as he was taking the photos that helped convict the Nazis who beat up #DeAndreHarris in #Charlottesville still hasn't been identified. Help us ID this man:…
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Republicans have a filthy weed that has choked out decency in their party.

Their answer: lie & deny

But he's caught!

GOP Majority Whip Steve Scalise now admits he spoke at a white supremacist conference that included infamous KKK David Duke in 2002…
Steve Scalise reportedly said he was "like David Duke without the baggage"

Article from 2015.

This is Republican leadership!

He is the GOP Majority Whip…
Trump and Republicans now support one side: the KKK Nazi side.

David Duke: #Charlottesville "fulfills the promises of Donald Trump."

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At bookstore to get the latest in my favorite series and guess what I impulse-bought? I'll share excerpts when I get home and pour a glass of wine.
By the way it was 40% off already 😂
P. 220-Trump calls Jeff Sessions "Benjamin Buttons" behind his back. 🤣
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Great response to attempts by @CvilleCityHall & @VSPPIO to spin the over-policing debacle in #Charlottesville last weekend into some sort of success.
"Debacle" is too innocent a word. And it was more than over-policing. This city came close to a real disaster precisely because the presence of 700 out-of-town riot cops who seemed bound & determined to provoke violence. I thank God they failed.
Imagine how different things would have looked if the cops had believed that their job was to protect the free speech rights & safety of anti-racist protestors.
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GO: “Trump has surrounded himself with grifters, scumbags, con-men, and traitors.”

Voters are sick big money super-pacs manipulating puppet candidates who set policies & enact laws that serve their special interests over the best interests & will of the people.

RU’s clean-up of its banking sector is continuing w/ 100s of banks being stripped of their licenses.

📌Kremlin insiders are uncomfortable abt Putin’s effective takeover of private banks inc’g Alfa RU’s largest bank & Putin’s naked grab for cash to project power.

99-Year-Old Nuremberg Prosecutor Calls Trump's Detention of Children a 'Crime Against Humanity'

"What could cause more great suffering than what they did in the name of immigration law?"

Voting Rights Advocates Used to Have an Ally in the Gov’t. That’s Changing
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So much has happened over the last two weeks, it can be hard to process the collection of emotions: pain, sorrow, rage, + joy. But as we look back one year after #Charlottesville, there is still a large hole in our discussions of these events, primarily: the role of the police.
Over the coming days, many of us will be asked a similar question by loved one, friends, + co-workers: "Why do the police protect the Nazis?" "Why did they attack one side in Portland, + not the other?" While it is easy to resort to bumper sticker answers, the truth is complex.
The recent piece from @ACInvestigates + @ProPublica begins to scratch the surface. In their recent doc, they talk with an ex-FBI agent who rightfully concludes that coddling by law enforcement acts as a green light for the far-Right to engage in violence in a variety of settings.
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There was little to no incident in Charlottesville, Va rally today because the police did their jobs unlike a year ago when the Mayor purposefully had law enforcement to stand down; #Charlottesville
The liberal MSM is making Antifa seem as though they are a peaceful law-abiding group. NOPE! They hid behind black scarfs like the Klan hiding behind white sheets. Both are EVIL and hate groups.
#FakeNewsCNN is gleefully reporting that the Antifa outnumbered other groups. And? They were there to create chaos. The left seems to embrace lawlessness.
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#QAlert 8/12/18 This will be my THREAD for all of #Q’s posts for Sunday August 12, 2018. BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOMand more!

Let’s Go!

@realDonaldTrump #QAnon #QArmy #WWG1WGA #QPosts #PatriotsUnited #Charlottesville
#QAlert 8/12/18 📁
Why did NBC have a 'confidential' con call yesterday w/ a few of its news affiliates re: the need to remove 'potentially' sensitive Tweets?
Panic @NBCNews?

#QAlert 8/12/18 Q1858 LINKS
Has Media Matters been hired to locate and IDEN 'potentially' sensitive Tweets from 'known' characters?
The more you know….
@realDonaldTrump #QAnon #QArmy #WWG1WGA #QPosts
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A year ago on August 12, 2017, Heather Heyer was killed by a white supremacist. [Thread below]
President Trump equivocated – unable to see the difference between white supremacists walking through #Charlottesville and people like Heather who opposed them. In his view, some “very fine people” were among the torch-bearing racists.…
Last weekend, we once again saw the face of hate – this time in Portland, Oregon, where multiple people were injured in street fighting provoked by far-right extremists.…
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Newsday --- August 12th, 2018 --- Sunday
Prayer #Charlottesvile and DC "Unite the Right"

Please have
1-Undercover FBI Guys in AR
2-Hero Cops
3-Paid Soros Actors
6-Idiot AR

.... be safe

f you are a Normie or MAGA
if you attend rallies - Antifa will Dox and Ruin your Life
This is a Darwin Test
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.@BlacKkKlansman was a feature-length subtweet to Donald Trump, #MAGA, the 53%, Laura Ingraham, David Duke’s insecure self, and white supremacy.

And by subtweet, I mean all out callout.

You could hear a pin drop at the movie’s end.

And that’s all I’m emotionally ready to say.
Thank you, Uncle Spike.

A protestor.
Here are the more subtle themes in @BlacKkKlansman I’m sitting with. Thoughts just starting to form (no spoilers):
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On the anniversary of #Charlottesville, join the movement @privtoprog and tell your network that you will NOT BE SILENT! #ShowUp
On April 12, @MichelleSaahene and I sparked a national conversation with the video of two young men being unjustly arrested @starbucks for doing what people who look like me do every day without incident.
That conversation started a movement to build awareness that when allies educate themselves, speak up in their everyday lives and amplify on social media, they choose to be part of the solution.
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One year ago tomorrow I wrote this piece. It went viral, and white folks responded denouncing white supremacy.

What further steps have you taken in the year since #Charlottesville? How have you continued your work?…
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In the aftermath of the violence in #Charlottesville last year, we brought together some of the country’s best historians to help us make sense of what happened. It’s a good time to revisit those pieces. /1…
Reflecting on the presence of white nationalists at UVA, @DrIbram asked what Jefferson would say about white supremacists descending on his university — would he reject them, or welcome them with open arms? /2…
Megan Ming Francis (@meganfrancis) looked at the way past black and brown activists had successfully engaged with presidential administrations hostile to their interests. /3…
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Hey, #Charlottesville, remember that the city market is at Ix Art Park today. Please go over & support your favorite vendors. It's well outside the restricted zone & there's plenty of free parking.
Almost empty. We can do better than this, #Charlottesville, these are our friends. You need their peaches & heirloom tomatoes. They need your bucks.
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LIVE: 1 year later, we're continuing to examine the consequences of #Charlottesville, including how the events of that day have changed life and politics in America.

Watch live coverage now:
Trymaine Lee joins @SimoneBoyce to discuss his new documentary examining hate, heritage, and the legacy of the Confederacy in 2018.
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LIVE: 1 year later, we're continuing to examine the consequences of #Charlottesville, including how the events of that day have changed life and politics in America.

Watch live coverage now on -->
It has been one year since the fatal white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.

Virginia has already declared a state of emergency ahead of this weekend, and another “Unite the Right” rally is planned in Washington D.C.
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Are you sick of me tweeting about how white people need to #ShowUp against racism?
We’ll get used to it because it’s about to get a lot more intense.
8/12 is the anniversary of #Charlottesville and on that day, @MichelleSaahene and I and everyone @privtoprog will ask you to join our movement. How?
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Watch #DocumentingHate #Charlottesville from @frontlinepbs and @ProPublica. Then read this short thread with 3 key takeaways:
1. The press is not the enemy of the people. The press is the enemy of fascist people. Neo-Nazis are mad about free press because journalists have the intellectual stamina and ethical rigor to accurately report on the crimes that these racists committed ON FACEBOOK LIVE.
2a. Would you try to “come to the table” with a child molestor who went from state to state going to public pools? No, you wouldn't. It's easy for us to reject people who hurt kids... less easy for us to reject racists who joyfully beat POC in broad daylight in front of cameras.
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The best #Charlottesville-One-Year-Later stories will be written & produced by Charlottesvillians. Today, I'm starting a thread to highlight work that's caught my eye. I welcome suggestions about things I've missed.
But first...
Words matter. What happened in #Charlottesville on August 11th & 12th last year wasn't a rally. It wasn't a riot. It was terrorism.
White supremacist terrorists invaded my city, killing Heather Heyer & sending dozens to the hospital.
Terrorism. It's the right word. Please use it.
The best & most comprehensive account of the terrorist attacks in #Charlottesville last August 11th & 12th is sure to be @pastpunditry's podcast series. Many voices, many perspectives, brilliant synthesis. Listen to an intro here. 👇🏾
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Selected list of #indictments and #sentencings
Week of July 30, 2018
1. Las Cruces Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Charges.

#childpornography #projectsafechildhood #ICAC #NewMexico…
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The only thing that stopped #Portland from being next #Charlottesville was several centimetres of helmet. Police sent two people to the hospital for head injuries in attacks justified by claims of non-existent "thrown projectiles" in order to protect the heavily armed far-Right.
This was carried by police who for months have used the same tactic - shoot one side to allow the other to escape. In this case, Proud Boys, who for months have attacked citizens walking on the street, were allowed to march and attack more people.
The Portland police are also on record saying that Patriot Prayer is "more mainstream" (guess Kek flags, people who attended Unite the Right, and shirts celebrating mass murderers are mainstream now) despite the ongoing links between far-Right violence and out right killers.
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