Lt. Zimmerman Gave the Jury in the Chauvin Case an Enormous Hat Rack to Hang a Week’s Worth of Emotion On

This week saw a full day of children sobbing from the trauma of what they witnessed, but they were far from the only witnesses to cry. Mixed martial artist Donald Williams cried between his cogent and and sometimes righteously contained anger. So did the firefighter who approached the scene from across the street — Genevieve Hansen — who first reasoned, then ordered, then almost begged the officers to just “check his pulse!” (“Check his pulse, right fucking now!”)

“She didn’t prosecute a single one of them. Not one.”

In her first year alone, non-violent drug crimes resulting in prison terms doubled, with a full two-thirds ending in imprisonment. And while Minnesota’s record of extraordinarily vast racial disparities in imprisonment certainly didn’t begin with Amy Klobuchar’s tenure, during the eight years she served as chief prosecutor her insistence on longer sentences for less serious crimes actually drove up the number of prison inmates in the state by one-fifth, despite the fact that crime rates in Minneapolis had been dropping at least three years before she took office.

Entertainment for Armageddon: Trump’s racist NFL bullshit inspires Stephen Colbert’s greatest monologue

I like Stephen as Stephen, but until now, I didn’t love him like I did on Colbert Report, but in this monologue he makes up all that lost ground, and more in the most succinct, pointed, … Continue reading Entertainment for Armageddon: Trump’s racist NFL bullshit inspires Stephen Colbert’s greatest monologue

Entertainment for Armageddon: Jon Snow fights Whites, Sessions fights blacks, and “[Nuclear] Winter is coming”

ENTERTAINMENT FOR ARMAGEDDON: Jeff Sessions cracks down on racism against white people.
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“If American colleges were any whiter Jon Snow would build a wall to protect us from them.”

“How does a black person not get shot in America?”

“How does a black person not get shot in America?”

UNDISCLOSED Podcast: Freddie Gray’s Knife (or: OMG that’s my fucking knife!)

Blogging about a podcast about a podcast – UNDISCLOSED: The Killing of Freddie Gray, Ep 5, Evidence: Knife, Blood, Van OMG, that’s my fucking knife! ℘ ℘ Blogging about a … Continue reading UNDISCLOSED Podcast: Freddie Gray’s Knife (or: OMG that’s my fucking knife!)

Black History, Hidden Figures, & learning through laughter: SNL Weekend Update

“Like, did y’all know a black man invented the traffic light? Maybe I would’ve respected those signals a little more if I knew they were coming from a brother.”