Watchmanremo, not only has the charge of murder been raised to second-degree against the alleged main perpetrator of the death of George Floyd, but his fellow officers, now former police officers like he is, have been charged with accessory to murder ‚Ěó
You will find more information about George Floyd and The following article:
Karen Shellnutt wrote: The rest of the country knows George Floyd from several minutes of cell phone footage captured during his final hours. But in Houston‚Äôs Third Ward, they know Floyd for how he lived for decades‚ÄĒa mentor to a generation of young men and a ‚Äúperson of peace‚ÄĚ ushering ministries into the area....
"George Floyd was a person of peace sent from the Lord that helped the gospel go forward in a place that I never lived in,‚ÄĚ said Patrick PT Ngwolo, pastor of Resurrection Houston, which held services at Cuney.
‚ÄúThe platform for us to reach that neighborhood and the hundreds of people we reached through that time and up to now was built on the backs of people like Floyd,‚ÄĚ he told Christianity Today...
excerpt from,"George Floyd Left a Gospel Legacy in Houston"ūüĎć
Protesters in Lincoln, hopefully have seen, that violence and looting destroys any effectiveness for any message about uncalled violence against Blacks‚ĚóūüĎé
KOLN staff wrote: Hundreds of protesters gathered, chanted, and marched for a peaceful night of protest in Lincoln Tuesday. It was the first night this week without a curfew in effect. Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird said the curfew the previous two nights was implemented after riots broke out over the weekend, to stop any ‚Äúdestructive distraction‚ÄĚ from the ‚Äúimportant message‚ÄĚ of the protests.
excerpt from,"Protesters gather for a peaceful night of demonstration in Lincoln Tuesday"
Alden McLaughlin wrote: Sasse issued a statement Tuesday, obtained by the National Review, that expressed opposition to ‚Äúclearing out a peaceful protest for a photo op that treats the Word of God as a political prop.‚ÄĚ Read the full statement here:
There is no right to riot, no right to destroy others‚Äô property, and no right to throw rocks at police. But there is a fundamental ‚ÄĒ a Constitutional ‚ÄĒ right to protest, and I‚Äôm against clearing out a peaceful protest for a photo op that treats the Word of God as a political prop. Every public servant in America should be lowering the temperature and that means saying two basic truths over and over: (1) police injustice ‚ÄĒ like the evil murder of George Floyd ‚ÄĒ is repugnant and merits peaceful protest aimed at change; (2) riots are abhorrent acts of violence that hurt the innocent. Say both things loudly and repeatedly, as Americans work to end the violence and injustice.
excerpt from,"Republican Senator Sasse Condemns Trump Stunt Treating ‚ÄėThe Word of God as a Political Prop‚Äô"
Thomas Beaumont wrote: Republicans in northwest Iowa ousted Rep. Steve King in Tuesday‚Äôs primary, deciding they‚Äôve had enough of the conservative lightning rod known for making incendiary comments about immigrants and white supremacy throughout his nearly two decades in Congress....
excerpt from,"Iowa voters oust Rep. King, shunned for insensitive remarks"
Actually, from the gist of the article, he was ousted more for being ineffective congressman then his radical right view points.
Gustav Niebuhr wrote: Dr. King's murder was the most momentous among those of the dozens who died in the cause of civil rights for African-Americans. While all could be said worthy of remembrance, one in particular -- the Rev. James Reeb -- may be worth recalling now, because the events surrounding his death helped hasten passage of the federal Voting Rights Act, a crowning achievement of the civil rights movement.
Mr. Reeb, a white Unitarian-Universalist minister who worked with poor people in Boston, died on March 11, 1965, after he and two other Unitarians, the Rev. Clark Olsen and the Rev. Orloff Miller, were attacked in Selma, Ala. They had gone there, to the epicenter of the struggle for black voting rights, two days after state troopers had violently turned back a column of marchers, an event known as ''Bloody Sunday.''...
excerpt from,"Religion Journal; Remembering a Martyr In This Season of Hope"
Thanks to: J. D. Harder's '"Heal Their Land": Evangelical Political Theology From the Great Awakening to the Moral Majority"
For bringing this Unitarian minister to my attention‚ĚóūüĎć
I wonder if this mayor of remembered about this white person?
A very interesting article from the Jerusalem Post
Seth J. Frantzman wrote: .... The goal of Turkey, Iran, China and Russia during the current US crises is to use it to their advantage to press gains. Turkey has been flooding Libya with weapons and Syrian mercenaries during the crisis. China has pushed up against India in a border dispute. Iran is flexing its muscles at home and sending tankers to Venezuela. Russia has sent warplanes to Libya and Syria.
Meanwhile, all these countries want to leverage the economic crisis of the pandemic to their advantage. Turkey is designing a new fighter jet that Russia‚Äôs media heralds as a possible replacement for the F-16. Russia is pushing its defense systems, and Turkey wants to work with Iran, Malaysia and Pakistan to improve economic relations and expand its role in the Mediterranean....
excerpt from,"Iran, Russia, China, Turkey celebrate 'collapse' of US"
I never remembered saying Democrats were perfect Timothy, though for this year's election they're much more preferable to the Greedy Old Party‚ĚóūüĎé
Michelle Boorstein and¬†Sarah Pulliam Bailey wrote: .... Andrew Whitehead, a sociologist at Clemson University who studies Christian nationalism, said the president‚Äôs appearance was an attempt to promote the idea of America as a distinctly Christian nation after his Rose Garden speech.
‚ÄúGoing to the church, not going in it, not meeting with any clergy, holding up a Bible, but not quoting any scripture, after an authoritarian speech, was about using the religious symbolism for his ends,‚ÄĚ Whitehead said.
‚ÄúIt was a signal to the people that embrace the idea of a Christian nation, that he will defend Christianity in the public sphere,‚ÄĚ Whitehead said. ‚ÄúHe said he‚Äôll make America safe. That raised the question, for whom? It‚Äôs largely for white, mostly Protestant America.‚ÄĚ...
excerpt from,"Episcopal bishop on President Trump: ‚ÄėEverything he has said and done is to inflame violence‚Äô"
This article by the way from Washington Post did give some comments by Trump supporters.
Scott Detrow wrote: Biden has tried to increase his visibility to portray a more empathetic and conciliatory approach to leadership.
"We are a nation in pain, but we must not allow this pain to destroy us," Biden wrote on Twitter and Facebook, alongside a picture of him on one knee, wearing a mask, speaking to a black man holding a child. "We are a nation enraged, but we cannot allow our rage to consume us. We are a nation exhausted, but we will not allow our exhaustion to defeat us." "The only way to bear this pain is to turn all that anguish to purpose," Biden's post continued. "And as President, I will help lead this conversation ‚ÄĒ and more importantly, I will listen, just as I did today visiting the site of last night's protests in Wilmington."
excerpt from,"Joe Biden Leaves Home To Visit Delaware Protest Site"
Our mayor in Lincoln, Nebraska, got out and talk to the people, and it helped calm things down a lot. ūüĎć
Tracy Connor wrote: "Omaha Police Dept. has identified the Downtown Omaha shooting victim as James Scurlock, 22. They didn‚Äôt identify the shooter and are reviewing evidence and videos from the [email protected] pic.twitter.com/mIo7DN4EFZ ‚ÄĒ Jake Wasikowski (@jakewasikowski) May 31, 2020"
Police confirmed they had a suspect in custody, but did not name him. However the Omaha World-Herald and KMTV both identified him as Jake Gardner, owner of two bars‚ÄĒThe Hive and The Gatsby‚ÄĒon the street where it happened. In previous media stories, Gardner has described himself as a libertarian, a former Marine who was deployed to Iraq and Haiti, and a volunteer for the Trump campaign in 2016. .... [But Man won't be charged in fatal Omaha protest shooting
excerpt from,"Black Protester Shot to Death Outside Omaha Bar
This is not going calm things down any‚Ěó This means Lincoln will have to suffer through another tonight of curfew again and who knows maybe even tomorrow night.
Steve Benen wrote: .... A few weeks ago, Attorney General Bill Barr sat down with CBS News and addressed both the Flynn scandal and the Justice Department's willingness to intervene on his behalf. "[I]t is very typical, very common for the national security team of the incoming president to communicate with foreign leaders," Barr argued. "And that call, there was nothing wrong with it whatever. In fact, it was laudable. And it was nothing inconsistent with the Obama administration's policies."
When the attorney general made the comments, there was an obvious follow-up question: if Barr was right and there was nothing at all wrong with Flynn's communications, why did the retired general feel the need to lie about the calls to the FBI?...
excerpt from,"Declassified Flynn docs do little to help the White House's cause"
Will Jackson wrote: .... Hina Shamsi, the director of the American Civil Liberties Union's National Security Project, said Mr Trump had "no legal authority for designating a domestic group" as a terrorist organisation. "Terrorism is an inherently political label, easily abused and misused. There is no legal authority for designating a domestic group. Any such designation would raise significant due process and First Amendment concerns," she told CNN. So what is Antifa and what will applying the label of "terrorist organisation" achieve?
A difficult 'organisation' to pin down
Antifa, short for "anti-fascist", describes an unknown number of loosely affiliated, far-left militant activist groups and individuals who act in opposition to what they regard as "fascism" all over the world.
Antifa received extra attention after facing off with white supremacists at the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally in 2017
https://tinyurl.com/yctpkspl and with far-right group The Proud Boys in Portland, Oregon, last year.
excerpt from,"Donald Trump has declared it a terrorist organisation but what is Antifa anyway?"
David Frum wrote: .... Every public official in Minneapolis and Minnesota has condemned the violence in connection with the protests after the Floyd killing. That violence looks to have been started by outside activists, acting on their own agenda. The CBS affiliate in Minneapolis has reported that locals did not recognize the troublemakers. One person caught on camera smashing windows was a lone white man wearing a professional-looking anti-tear-gas mask.
However the violence started, it‚Äôs the job of police to suppress it with minimum hurt to human beings, even at the cost of some damage to property. When pro-Trump protesters descended on state capitals to demand reopening, nobody shot at them, not even when they endangered police lives by screaming into their faces, unmasked, during a pandemic....
excerpt from,"The president is exposing problems in America that most did not want to see"
Forbes Magazine had an interesting article on these riots‚ĚóūüĒ•‚ú°
Sergei Klebnikov wrote: As Minnesota officials blamed violent protests on organized groups from out of state, far-right commentators on Twitter increasingly began blaming billionaire George Soros for playing a shadowy role behind the riots taking place in cities across the country‚ÄĒemploying an old conspiracy theory based on false information and anti-semitic tropes....
excerpt from,"Right-Wing Conspiracists Pull From Old Playbook: Blame George Soros For Riots"
By the way,
https://tinyurl.com/ybyg7ekr (Mayor Walks Back Statement Saying Every Person Arrested In Minneapolis Protests Was From Out Of State)
In less than an hour, Lincoln, Nebraska, will be coming off this curfew.
While 80% of the people arrested in Minnesota for rioting etc., were from out of state [ https://tinyurl.com/ybdkw893 ] certainly not all of them not all of them were left-wing nuts but no doubt quite a few right-wing nuts as well‚ĚóūüĎé
Far-Right Extremists Are Hoping to Turn the George Floyd Protests Into a New Civil War
"LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is prepared to offer extended visa rights and a pathway to citizenship for almost 3 million Hong Kong residents in response to China's push to impose national security legislation in the former British colony."
22. But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. 24. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. 25. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing. ---ESV
Asim Tanveer & Munir Ahmed wrote: ... "I have already lost my cotton crop and vegetables because of these locusts,‚ÄĚ said Abdul Rehman, a farmer in Baluchistan province. He wondered what they would eat if the locusts continued unchecked.... .... Meanwhile, Pakistan has struggled to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, with more than 64,000 cases confirmed and more than 1,300 fatalities....
excerpt from,"Locust invasion wreaks havoc on Pakistan‚Äôs crops, orchards"
The above certainly bring some Bible verses to mind anyway.
34. He spoke, and the locusts came, young locusts without number, 35. which devoured all the vegetation in their land and ate up the fruit of their ground.---ESV
Revelation of John 18:4-5
4. Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues; 5. for her sins are heaped high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.---ESV