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‘Criming While White’: Twitter reacts to Garner decision with tales of white privilege

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As protests continued in New York City following a grand jury’s decision not to indict a local police officer in connection with the death of Eric Garner, part of the discussion on Twitter regarding police violence and race came to light via the hashtag #CrimingWhileWhite.

Several white users came forward with their own stories of either breaking laws or noncompliance with police, revealing that they were not punished — let alone killed — during their encounters:

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One user highlighted the difference between the deaths of Garner and other Black men killed by police and Texas teenager Ethan Couch, who was driving drunk when he was involved in a crash that killed four people, but saw no jail time after his attorneys argued he was suffering from “affluenza” from growing up in a rich family.

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Another user pointed out that Garner and John Crawford in Ohio were killed in connection with relatively minor offenses, while Jared Loughner and James Eagan Holmes — both accused of perpetrating mass shootings — were taken into custody alive.

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Democrats win another voting rights victory as absentee restrictions struck down in South Carolina

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On Monday, voting rights attorney Marc Elias reported that a federal court has blocked a restriction on absentee ballots for the upcoming South Carolina primary.

The ruling undoes a requirement that mail-in ballots be accompanied by a witness.

BREAKING: @DCCC, @TheDemocrats, and @scdp score major voting rights victory in South Carolina. Federal Court blocks witness requirement for absentee ballots in June primary.

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GOP ripped for refusing to remove Trump from office: ‘Folly of that failure becomes clearer by the day’

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Republicans seeking to keep control of the United States Senate were harshly criticized by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for failing to remove President Donald Trump from office during impeachment.

"For four years now, as both a candidate and president, Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked America’s voting system, falsely claiming voter fraud any time it suited his needs. In a new low, last week he threatened the federal funding of two states over their reasonable moves to facilitate mail-in voting," the newspaper noted in an editorial published online on Memorial Day. "What does it say that the head of the world’s leading democracy is so intent on undermining that democracy?"

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Fox News commentator slammed for mocking Joe Biden’s decision to wear a mask

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On Monday, during his observance of Memorial Day, former Vice President Joe Biden donned a face mask in accordance with CDC guidelines — a contrast with President Donald Trump, who has frequently refused to wear a mask even in some places that require them.

But Fox News senior analyst Brit Hume went out of his way to mock how Biden looked wearing it.

This might help explain why Trump doesn’t like to wear a mask in public. Biden today. pic.twitter.com/9l1gw1ljBE

— Brit Hume (@brithume) May 25, 2020

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