Week of June 1, 2020

Colin Dismuke / June 01, 2020

7 min read

Black Lives Matter

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@Chameleon876░ ░ CH A M E L E O N ░ ░ @Chameleon876

“Daddy changed the world.” ~Gianna Floyd ✊🏾 #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd Image

June 3rd 2020

61,699 Retweets249,631 Likes

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@mentnelsonment @mentnelson

The whole country needs to stop right now and listen to Killer Mike. He’s verbalizing what a lot of us don’t know how to express Image

May 30th 2020

206,489 Retweets529,824 Likes

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@TR401Tyrone V. Ross Jr. @TR401


June 2nd 2020

2 Retweets19 Likes

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@samsweySamuel Sinyangwe @samswey

For those who are interested in research-based solutions to stop police violence, here’s what you need to know - based on the facts and data. A thread. (1/x)

October 6th 2019

45,720 Retweets61,435 Likes

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@richardgrant88Richard Grant @richardgrant88

This is probably the most impactful picture I have ever taken. #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #LongBeach #LongBeachProtest #BlackLivesMatter Image

June 1st 2020

137,244 Retweets319,210 Likes

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@brett_mcgurkBrett McGurk @brett_mcgurk

Here’s how this scene was viewed live in Australia. One of America’s closest and most dependable allies. Rendered speechless. Just watch. Image

June 2nd 2020

70,368 Retweets120,177 Likes

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@davechenskyDavid Chen @davechensky

Things spiraled out of control today in Seattle when police tussled w/ protestors over an umbrella. I have synced up/edited together a FB live stream and an overhead shot from Reddit so you can see exactly how it went down. Warning: it is upsetting. Image

June 2nd 2020

1,511 Retweets2,302 Likes

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Niggas surprised about the govt planting bricks at protests wait till I tell y’all about the crack epidemic

June 1st 2020

98,001 Retweets353,453 Likes

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@MoneyOskOski Isaiah @MoneyOsk

Y’all can understand a white kid shooting up a school cuz he was bullied after 4 months of school but don’t understand why an oppressed group is compelled to burn shit down after 400yrs

May 31st 2020

344,793 Retweets953,245 Likes

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@jusalotofpainMayor of Simp City @jusalotofpain

This video of Grand Rapids PD firing a tear gas canister at an unarmed man (right after they maced him) point blank to the face needs to VIRAL. what in the actual fuck are these pigs doing Image

June 2nd 2020

100,444 Retweets164,095 Likes

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@adxllsadaliah 🇹🇬 @adxlls

in an attempt to disperse crowds, #DavidMcAtee, a louisville bbq chef known for serving cops free meals, was shot and killed by the police last night. he was unarmed. not only were the officers’ bodycams off, but they also left his body on the street for 12 hours. say his name. Image

June 2nd 2020

132,244 Retweets214,788 Likes

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@ajitxsinghAjit Singh @ajitxsingh

"Can I ask you what's going to happen at 8, sir?" "What's going to happen is we're going to start beating the fuck out of you." Image

June 1st 2020

104,133 Retweets168,533 Likes

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May 31st 2020

125,076 Retweets259,967 Likes

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@_NotISaidTheCatMelany Centeno @_NotISaidTheCat

THIS! Literally just brought me to tears. This is so beautiful. Our Polynesian Brothers and Sisters doing their traditional Haka for Black Lives Matter in New Zealand. The world is coming together and it is so beautiful. #blacklivesmatter #georgefloyd #breonnataylor #ahmadarbery Image

June 1st 2020

82,391 Retweets250,386 Likes

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@morphoniosJake Morphonios 🔴 www.blackstoneintel.com @morphonios

This man isn't a protester. He was just a guy sitting at a traffic light when cops shot his car with a tear gas round. He got out to yell at them because his pregnant wife is in the vehicle. So they opened fire on them. Image

June 4th 2020

137,070 Retweets236,487 Likes

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@joshfoxfilmJosh Fox BlackLivesMatter @joshfoxfilm

People stuck in traffic are witnessing NYPD beat up folks on their way home. Image

June 4th 2020

102,812 Retweets190,673 Likes

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@greg_doucetteT. Greg "Credulous Propagandist" Doucette @greg_doucette

Different angle on 1️⃣1️⃣1️⃣ out of Indianapolis From this view you can see the cop grope the woman he's restraining, that's why she breaks away Then of course a half dozen cops beat her for not wanting to be groped Lawlessness Image

June 4th 2020

18,581 Retweets23,549 Likes

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Just about an hour ago, police officers shove man in Niagara Square to the ground (WARNING: Graphic). Video from: @MikeDesmondWBFO Image

June 5th 2020

22,429 Retweets26,227 Likes

A few other things from around the Internet this week:


This pretty closely mirrors our experience staying at The Westin Perth during our quarantine.

Packaged meals from a third-party catering company were dropped at the door three times a day. Breakfast was often yogurt and cereal, and lunch, a sandwich and a salad; dinner could be spaghetti or chicken curry. While both the cost of the room and the meals themselves were covered by the Australian government, Ailsa and her husband could pay out of pocket for wine, beer, and groceries, which could be delivered.

Security guards were stationed on every floor to make sure no one left their rooms for any reason. Government workers stood in for hotel employees, answering phones and fielding guest questions. A nurse called guests each morning to inquire after their health, and to ask whether they were experiencing any symptoms of the coronavirus.


Kieran Healy on the enormity of the data available about COVID-19.

Every day begins in the same way. I get up. I make my coffee. I look at the data. Everything about this is absurd. To begin with, there’s the absurdity that everyone with a job like mine faces each day. Locked down at home with the kids, trying to get things done, unable to properly teach, write, or think. The household is like a little spacecraft, drifting in the void. Occasionally you venture outside to get supplies, or to check the shields. I find the days are speeding up now, because even though things drag from moment to moment, each twenty-four hour period is essentially identical. It reminds me of when my children were newborns. It’s a daily slog that, in retrospect, fuses into a gray blob almost impossible to recall in any sort of differentiated way.


Om Malik with a little optimism about the future.

My bet is always-on broadband. Virtual worlds, digital entertainment, gaming …. None of it would be possible without broadband. Today, we have about 100-250 Mbps in most modern homes. In some places, you can get a gigabit per second. Now imagine what we could do if, in ten years, we all have 10 gigabits per second in our homes, and we have in-home networks that are fast and fat. What could apps do then? What would it mean for our AI-enhanced devices? In 2001, we imagined a 100 Mbps future — and we got Google, a nearly trillion-dollar company. We got Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook. Fast forward 20 years from now, what do you think is possible? What do you want to be possible?

The Foster Portfolio

Elegant adaptation of a Kurt Vonnegut short story in which an investment banker learns that his working-class client is hiding a million dollar fortune for perplexing reasons. The ending is perfect.

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