Wednesday Reads: The Last Civil War PensionerPosted: June 3, 2020 | |
The protests continue…
There was some elections yesterday…
And the last Civil War pensioner has died.
In 1862, Mose Triplett enlisted in a North Carolina infantry regiment. He later deserted, and in 1864 joined a Union regiment. Due to his service, he got a veteran’s pension, which passed to his daughter, Irene. Irene died—this past Sunday, at 90. RIP. https://t.co/dwUDoZXO94
— Ajit Pai (@AjitPaiFCC) June 3, 2020
Irene Triplett collected $73.13 from Department of Veterans Affairs, benefit for her father’s military service in Civil War
Here we are, still fighting the battle for equality for poc… it is disgusting to see the things that brought us to this latest boiling point.
Just a few moments from yesterday’s worldwide outcry for justice for George Floyd.
My latest for @NewsHour: Pres Trump has said over & over again that the protesters are largely domestic terrorists who don't want to see democracy in America, when, in fact, what I have seen mostly is Americans who are demanding change & equality for all. https://t.co/PbwVFkz3fG
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) June 3, 2020
wild, nobody is beating the shit out of them https://t.co/4MlPdlMWaF
— Dave Gershgorn (@davegershgorn) June 2, 2020
— Eli Clifton (@EliClifton) June 2, 2020
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) June 3, 2020
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Thousands of protesters marched at a Black Lives Matter rally in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with crowds chanting "black lives matter" in solidarity with U.S. demonstrations following the death of George Floyd. https://t.co/5r89Vc4Xrp pic.twitter.com/qCuN7zFIig
— ABC News (@ABC) June 2, 2020
If these are Erik Prince's Blackwater private troops and Trump has given Betsy DeVos' brother a lucrative contract, we need to know because we're footing the bill. https://t.co/vGzLjAryhC
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) June 3, 2020
Protestors are now chanting Ludacris’ “Move bitch” pic.twitter.com/T3aJ8TXew3
— Catherina Gioino (@CatGioino) June 3, 2020
"Ultimately, it was Attorney General William Barr who ordered the move to clear protestors, according to a Justice Department official."
IMPEACH BARR NOW!https://t.co/Gy8b0BPp2C
— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) June 3, 2020
Also: 700 members of the 82nd are at Joint Base Andrews and Fort Belvoir. 1,400 more soldiers are ready to be mobilized within an hour. Soldiers are armed and have riot gear. They also were issued bayonets—standard issue but some feel could be inflammatory https://t.co/Ieo86bc4yF
— James LaPorta (@JimLaPorta) June 2, 2020
— Frank Figliuzzi (@FrankFigliuzzi1) June 3, 2020
For those of you who don't live in DC, we are not under siege by rioters here. The protests have been peaceful. We are under some sort of military occupation because this is the only place in the country Trump can bring out the military without running into major legal problems.
— Josh Dorner (@JoshDorner) June 2, 2020
— Jason Kander (@JasonKander) June 2, 2020
— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) June 3, 2020
If Bill Barr is expanding the DEA’s jurisdiction to all federal crimes for the specific purpose of surveilling protestors for two weeks, why exactly? We have several federal police forces, including one called the FBI.
FBI isn’t up to the challenge? What’s up here?
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) June 3, 2020
6 Atlanta police officers were charged over the violent arrest of two Black college students during protests.
The officers smashed their car window and tased them, claiming the driver "got a gun." No gun was found.
5 of the officers face assault charges and 2 have been fired. pic.twitter.com/xA3zo5d7Z6
— AJ+ (@ajplus) June 2, 2020
A Republican Senator called for the mass slaughter of American citizens yesterday and not one elected member of his party has condemned him.
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) June 2, 2020
Wow. This clip of MSNBC asking GOP senators if what the president did last night clearing the protestors was appropriate is something else. pic.twitter.com/TSBW82C4rb
— andrew kaczynski🤔 (@KFILE) June 3, 2020
Comedy Central ran this for 8 minutes and 46 seconds uninterrupted with a timer ticking down pic.twitter.com/7KRsOvEoBc
— Stone (@stonecold2050) June 3, 2020
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) June 3, 2020
The Minneapolis school board just voted to terminate the school district's contract with the city's police department, and to end the use of police officers as "school resource officers."
The vote was unanimous.https://t.co/bvjuIowfZN
— Lois Beckett (@loisbeckett) June 2, 2020
Can we talk about this white woman carrying trash bags full of stolen merchandise where a news reporter hopes she’s an “employee” 🙄 I f*cking cannot. @AkilahObviously I need your thoughts and input. #WADSquad https://t.co/mvSj6XDt3c
— Anthony (@Anfurnny) June 3, 2020
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George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Sean Reed, Breonna Taylor, Atatiana Jefferson, Kathryn Johnston, Anthony Hill, Kevin Davis, Jordan Davis, Walter Scott, Renisha McBride, Tamir Rice, Philando Castile, David McAtee, Tony McDade, Sandra Bland, Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, Antwon Rose, the Charleston 9, John Crawford, Alton Sterling, Nicholas Thomas, Amadou Diallo, Eric Garner.
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At the time that I wrote this post…the final results were still unknown. So these are just a couple comments:
History made in Ferguson! Congratulations, Ella Jones. Voting matters. https://t.co/wV9L3nI8iE
— Matt Murphy (@MattMurph24) June 3, 2020
Republican Steve King, a White Supremacist, is about to lose #IA04.
— Wajahat "Social Distance Yourself" Ali (@WajahatAli) June 3, 2020
This would be so good, right here, right now. https://t.co/0Dyol8iT7D
— Neal Katyal (@neal_katyal) June 3, 2020
— Tom Namako (@TomNamako) June 3, 2020
You can catch all the latest updates at this link:
Live primary election results: Iowa, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and more races to watchhttps://t.co/d9QhjCXn2c
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 3, 2020
This is an open thread.