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We Should Not Have To Jump Through Hoops To Prove That Black Lives Matter

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90 Responses to “We Should Not Have To Jump Through Hoops To Prove That Black Lives Matter”


  1. 1 jacquelineoboomer
    July 7, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Thank you for this post, NW.

  2. 2 jacquelineoboomer
    July 7, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    If I were James Comey, I’d go home tonight, have a good stiff drink surrounded by family, and say the words, “I don’t want to work around these hooligans and barbarians any more,” then e-mail my resignation with regrets and mark it “UNCLASSIFIED YOU MFing BOZOS.”

      • 4 No Child Left Behind
        July 7, 2016 at 12:53 pm

        He’s had it with the T-baggers!

      • July 7, 2016 at 1:24 pm

        What we don’t know is how all of those new Independents will vote this fall. I’m sure that some will vote for Trump, some will stay home, some will vote for a third-party candidate and some – as Bloomberg notes from the polls – will vote for Clinton. What we do know is that, rather than reversing this trend, Donald Trump exacerbates it. And so it will be interesting to see if the white flight from the Republican Party continues.

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        He is not the only one….according to the article….a 10 year long trend…

        this graph sheds light on the trend…(if it shows up)

        • July 7, 2016 at 1:24 pm

          red= GOP
          blue=DEM
          yellow=Indie

        • 7 jacquelineoboomer
          July 7, 2016 at 2:41 pm

          No matter what any woman thinks about Hillary Clinton, there are gonna be a few changes in thinking once Trump disrespects her during the debates and the general campaign cycle. Hell hath no fury and all that. His patronizing, condescending, sexist behavior may be his final undoing, if the racism and all his other “qualities” aren’t.

    • 8 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      July 7, 2016 at 2:05 pm

      WELL SAID JOB…..WHAT A CLOWN TRAIN..A BUNCH OF USED CAR SALESMEN PACING AROUND THE CAR LOT……………..THEY DISGUST ME!

  3. 9 MadameSoph
    July 7, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    I’m so sad. I don’t have coherent words at the moment. I want to hug everyone at TOD whose heart is also aching today.

    Thanks for the post Nerdy. The Washington Post article was very detailed and thorough.

    My heart is heavy but I was comforted to see this:

    I think the – H at the end of this tweet means that Sec Clinton wrote this herself (I know that when PBO writes a tweet himself he signs it – BO).

  4. 12 Linda
    July 7, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    General Betrayus hid documents in the insulation in his attic and then lied about it to the FBI.

  5. July 7, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Hoping this is an accurate report:

  6. 15 MadameSoph
    July 7, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Warning: this is gut-wrenching. I just had to post this because I don’t know how anyone can watch this and not feel this woman’s sincerity and heartbreak personally. I know there are those whose hearts will harden and whose minds will make excuses because of her skin color and their racism, but I am praying that, although they are louder, their numbers are decreasing and if we push on, press on and refuse to be silenced or to silence, justice can begin to prevail.

    • 16 Dudette
      July 7, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      • 17 0388jojothecat
        July 7, 2016 at 5:28 pm

        Tears……just tears and heart ache for these families. Thank you for posting this. I can’t watch the video of Mr. Castile’s murder. I believe because he was so loved, raised right, no police record this won’t get the same coverage as the other one. When will people know that murder by cops is not the same as black-on-black because they never talk about white-on-white murder when cops kill a white person. Maybe because cops don’t go around pulling over whites for no reason.

  7. 18 Dudette
    July 7, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    I never studied sociology so was unfamiliar with her until now. This woman Jane Elliot’s work is amazing. I just watched two documentaries of her Brown Eyes, Blue Eyes experiments – one with a group of students in the US, the other with a group of subjects in the UK. Earthshaking stuff.

    • 19 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      July 7, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      I PLACED HER ON MY FB….BEARING OTHERS BURDENS IS GOD’S DESIRE…WE ARE TO LIFT ONE ANOTHER…VIOLENCE BEGETS VIOLENCE!

  8. 20 Dudette
    July 7, 2016 at 2:11 pm

  9. 21 Dudette
    July 7, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    This officer was speaking out on the Alton Sterling murder.

    • 22 cd4biden
      July 7, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      GA Dudette, First I send you hugs and thanks for providing so many informative tweets in the last few posts. I am so glad we have Twitter , FB and the rest so all of us can learn the truth about these situations. The MSM is so lame when it comes to telling us the truth.

      Also, I thought about this situation when I woke in the middle of the night, about how difficult this all must be for Black police officers in this country. How they walk such a difficult line what with having to have their co-worker’s backs as a part of their jobs, but also hurting so deeply for their own community. I don’t know how they can keep going without errupting like this woman has done. I hope her co-workers continue to have her back in the future and don’t hold this against her. Her words are so powerful, and on point, and we all need to hear them. Thank you for posting this.

  10. 24 Dudette
    July 7, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    • 25 Dudette
      July 7, 2016 at 2:19 pm

      … keep reading this hella deep thread …

    • 26 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      July 7, 2016 at 2:29 pm

      THAT’S RGHT!

  11. July 7, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Thank you, NW, for these tweets. You always bring the truth from twitter.

  12. 28 Dudette
    July 7, 2016 at 2:23 pm

  13. 34 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    July 7, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    ON MY FB…………………………BBL………….PLAYING MUSICAL CARS 2DAY..HOPE TO SEE PIX OF PBO AFTER HE LANDS 2DAY….SENDING LOVE AND SUPPORT TO ALL GOING TO POLAND AND SPAIN…SPAIN WILL BE THE TOUGH ONE FOR PBO WITH HIS DAUGHTER GOING THERE…IT IS SO DIFFICULT TO LET GO OF THE NEST WHEN YOU ARE A PARENT…HEART WRENCHING ACTUALLY!

  14. 35 Dudette
    July 7, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Trust me: Both of these are worth your time.

    • 36 Daiseymay
      July 7, 2016 at 8:24 pm

      Wow, That is a powerful exercise. Should be adopted for use in schools. Hopefully she is training others to lead this exercise.

  15. July 7, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    I doubt if I’ll live to see the day when black lives matter in the United States of America ….

    … but I won’t stop trying to make it otherwise though I’m growing to realize that the only effective way would be to put white self between a cop and a black person and say ‘shoot me instead & go collect your paid leave’ ….

    • 38 FoxfireTX
      July 7, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      I’m with you Bob. But this has got to stop. It is rampant racism, and is not limited to black lives or young males although it is the young black men who end up dead most frequently. My Latino daughter has been stopped (and not ticketed) and harassed 10 times as much in her five years of driving as I have in my 45 years of driving. She has been told not to drive at night (on her way home from work), etc, etc. I fear for my Latino grandson when he gets older. I am keeping my fingers crossed that both of these seem to make a pretty good case against the cops involved. I am praying for justice.

  16. 39 jacquelineoboomer
    July 7, 2016 at 2:47 pm

  17. 42 Dudette
    July 7, 2016 at 2:51 pm

  18. July 7, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Beyond heartbreaking.

    • 44 0388jojothecat
      July 7, 2016 at 4:48 pm

      This young man reminds me so much of my neighbor’s son. He is a tall, beautiful, soft-spoken, Black young man. He is about 23yrs old, going to college, working, and lives between Pasadena and Los Angeles, staying at his moms sometimes and with a relative while working and going to school. I fear for him because all the police see is a Black man, menacing, drugged out, probably has a weapon etc., and not what we see and know. A white lady tried to tell me why don’t “They” stop killing each other and where is Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton stopping “black-on-black” murders in Chicago. I told her where were the white leaders when white women kill their kids and lie that a black man did it, or why doesn’t the white people tell the NRA to stop allowing guns to flow freely into these neighborhoods? SILENCE!

  19. 45 Dudette
    July 7, 2016 at 2:59 pm

  20. 48 Dudette
    July 7, 2016 at 3:05 pm

  21. 50 Dudette
    July 7, 2016 at 3:16 pm

  22. July 7, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    • 55 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      July 7, 2016 at 5:33 pm

      CHOOSING TIM KAIN WOULD BE A MISTAKE..HE WAS VERY LAZY WHEN PBO WAS RUNNING!..I REMEMBER THAT!

  23. 56 57andfemale
    July 7, 2016 at 3:58 pm

  24. 57 57andfemale
    July 7, 2016 at 4:26 pm

  25. 58 Dudette
    July 7, 2016 at 4:30 pm

  26. July 7, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Am just getting caught up on this thread. I have this comment regarding Comey, especially about his no longer being a ‘registered’ Republican.

    He may not be registered, but he DEFINITELY gave them a huge gift yesterday with the way he did his report. My understanding is that the FBI has very strict guidelines about commenting on any investigation. It is to be brief and non-partisan and nothing even close to what he did yesterday. He made absolutely sure that investigations would continue! Shame on him! He should be totally ashamed, but he isn’t and won’t be. He achieved what he set out to do. The drama will continue for months, even after the election.

    • 60 99ts
      July 7, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      The media will continue it for years – but if the dems take back the house – it will not continue in the congress. At the moment your house of reps thinks it is the judicial branch of government – has completely forgotten to legislate on anything.

    • July 7, 2016 at 5:43 pm

      I agree with you completely. He really overstepped his bounds for someone who is held in such high regard. He very nearly looked like he was trying to influence the election on some level. Very disturbing.

    • 63 0388jojothecat
      July 7, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      I won’t hold my breath…….

    • 64 99ts
      July 7, 2016 at 5:18 pm

      So he hung around hoping that the FBI would make him a major contender. This becomes more and more obvious. I’ll believe he is serious about it when all the protests before/at the convention are cancelled.

      • 65 57andfemale
        July 7, 2016 at 5:37 pm

        Talk of Dems giving him a speaking slot. I don’t trust him; but pretty much he’s said nothing but his stump speech his entire political career.

        • 66 99ts
          July 7, 2016 at 5:44 pm

          So he gets to say it one last time – the media is going to be upset that he won’t start a war at the convention. I’m hoping he’s not crazy enough to do the latter.

          • 67 57andfemale
            July 7, 2016 at 5:48 pm

            I won’t relax until his speech is over. Hey, I didn’t relax until HRC nominated PBO at the convention. Of course, she doesn’t have BS’ meanness and obstinance. We’ll know more after the event on Tuesday.

            • 68 99ts
              July 7, 2016 at 5:56 pm

              I didn’t follow your elections until after PBO was confirmed the candidate & there was no relaxing until he was elected – in 2008 & 2012. Slightly comforted at the minute because Trump is such a dumb bigot – there have to be enough sane people in the US to keep him out. Slight worry that the GOP might try to remove him at the convention.

            • 69 Obama Grandmama
              July 7, 2016 at 6:33 pm

              I have been thinking the same thing. When Barack and Hillary had the long drawn out fight I was totally worried about if she would endorse Obama. The staged nominations and how it was done at the Dem Convention and Hillary’s part in it left me elated.

    • 70 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      July 7, 2016 at 5:36 pm

      I NEVER WATCHED SANDERS ANYWAY………………….

  27. 72 JER
    July 7, 2016 at 5:11 pm

  28. 73 JER
    July 7, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    • 74 desertflower
      July 7, 2016 at 5:33 pm

      they shouldn’t have to SUE to do that! This is so f’ed up…

      • 75 SUEDUVALLSMITH
        July 7, 2016 at 5:38 pm

        I’M FED UP WITH RACISM….THIS IS SUCH A DARK AND HURTFUL TIME IN OUR COUNTRY!..BBL….TO CHECK ON PIX OF PBO AND ENTOURAGE!

      • 76 99ts
        July 7, 2016 at 5:49 pm

        The safety of every professor is compromised – nothing to do with what they teach – imagine when a student fails – most accept it – but some do not.

  29. July 7, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    Heads up:

  30. July 7, 2016 at 5:51 pm

  31. 80 Nerdy Wonka
    July 7, 2016 at 6:01 pm

  32. 86 99ts
    July 7, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    I know this is politico but the “Clinton Scandals” have nothing on this lot – noting that Chris Christie even gets a mention. How the GOP got itself into the hole of this being their shows how the party has been taken over by the weird ones.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/jared-kushner-family-trump-holocaust-225210

  33. 87 hopefruit2
    July 7, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    HEADS UP!!! (Please see meta’s post above with link)

  34. July 7, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    President Obama delivering statement at 6.35 EST.
    https://www.whitehouse.gov/live

  35. 89 JER
    July 7, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    LIVE NOW: Air Force One arrives in Warsaw, Poland – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml


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