Danny Diaz-Delgado was lured into an alley, ambushed by two men, tied up with tape and forced into the trunk of a car before being executed on the bank of a creek outside Trenton – all while begging for his life. The grim details of the 20-year-old Trenton man’s final moments emerged Friday in court and…
Actor George Clooney pens op-ed calling out Trump for stoking ‘hatred and violence’ — without even saying his name
In an editorial for the Daily Beast, George Clooney called racism America's original disease.
“There is little doubt that George Floyd was murdered,” wrote George Clooney. “This is our pandemic. It infects all of us, and in 400 years we’ve yet to find a vaccine.”
He quoted radio host and reporter Sarah Koenig, who spent a year covering the dysfunction in the Cleveland, Ohio criminal justice system for NPR's ‘Serial’ podcast.
‘Coming out as pro-fascist’: GOP’s Matt Gaetz slammed after he suggests hunting down ‘Antifa’ like ‘those in the Middle East’
As unrest continues to wrack American cities this Monday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) took to Twitter and decided to contribute some inflammatory rhetoric to an already volatile situation.
"Now that we clearly see Antifa as terrorists, can we hunt them down like we do those in the Middle East?" he tweeted.
Unsurprisingly, Gaetz's choice of words riled his critics in Twitter.
Sure Matt. Can we hunt down white supremacists too? https://t.co/4tNV7iEYcr
Trump’s new order: Lawlessness mixed with brutal clampdown
Despite headlines and news reports replete with loaded terms like "looting" and "riots," the real story of this past weekend was not the behavior of people on the streets protesting police violence. It was a story of numerous local police departments, emboldened by a wannabe fascist president, turning brownshirt against the ordinary people they are supposedly there to serve and protect. Make no mistake about it: This is a police uprising against American citizens. That's the true narrative.
As my colleagues at Salon spent the weekend documenting, the police assaulted, arrested, shot and gassed journalists, and even ran over peaceful protesters in an outburst of rage at the public for objecting to unchecked police power. In doing so, they were, egged on by Donald Trump. Police in Minneapolis set the tone by using tear gas against peaceful protesters on Tuesday, and ever since cops across the country have been doing everything they could to shift the headlines away from "protest" to "riots" by attacking protesters until they fight back or turn to property destruction.