After revealing a horrific and underreported instance of the federal government using abandoned buildings in Flint, Michigan for “target practice” without warning residents, filmmaker Michael Moore weighed in on exactly why the military was able to get away with bombing his hometown.
The bombing and gunfire “went on for ten days, wasn’t covered in the national media,” Moore told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and his fellow panelists during a live town hall in Flint.
“You couldn’t get away with that stuff in the old days,” he added. “You can do that because this is a majority black city, the poorest city in the United States.”
Watch Moore and Flint residents who worked on the film discuss the bombing below, via MSNBC:
‘He didn’t do anything!’ Wisconsin cops jump man on bicycle as peaceful protesters object
On Tuesday, a Twitter user posted an incident in Milwaukee, Wisconsin involving a line of police officers and a crowd of peaceful protesters.
In the video, the officers can be seen charging a man on a bicycle, jumping on him as he collapsed. "F**king scum!" the man recording the video can be heard shouting. "He didn't do anything! F**k you!"
The police then gassed the crowd and fired rubber bullets, as people in the crowd shouted "Don't shoot!" and "We are peaceful!"
This Just took place in Milwaukee, WI.
‘They want to kill us’: Police in Massachusetts slammed for tear-gassing black protesters
The racial dynamics that launched nationwide protests were on full display in Brockton, Massachusetts on Tuesday night.
Here are some of the videos from the scene.
Brockton is the Blackest city in Massachusetts, nestled in a racist county with some of the worst inequality in the state.
Spider-Man scales Manhattan Bridge — as NYPD corner protesters on the structure: report
Protesters on the Manhattan Bridge in New York City were greeted by a fascinating sight as a person wearing a Spiderman costume climbed the structure.
Tense situation in Manhattan - we’re at the Manhattan bridge where it crosses into Brooklyn. Police are blocking protesters from crossing into Manhattan. Protesters are chanting: let us through. Curfew went into effect at 8pmET https://t.co/PMDkll0RG0
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) June 3, 2020