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« Reply #4005 on: June 10, 2020, 05:19:07 pm »


Dallas Morning News reports that Trump had Barr bring in people (with no markings/insignia) from Texas prisons.  In particular, some from Beaumont, TX, where 5 employees have been tested positive for covid-19.  (Infection rates are high among inmates in prisons.)

So what Trump/Barr is doing is the 21st century version of sending smallpox blankets to the Native Americans.  Sending covid infected officers to DC - none of whom were wearing masks - to try to infect the crowds!  

Trumpers gotta be so proud!   They certainly have taken us back to the time when they thought America was great...  Genocide.  Lynchings.  Extermination.  Similar police brutalization against people.
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/investigations/2020/06/05/riot-forces-at-white-house-include-tactical-teams-wearing-insignia-from-texas-federal-prisons/




Trump To Start Campaign Rallies On Juneteenth In Tulsa, Oklahoma, Where Coronavirus Cases Are Spiking

Amid a new wave of coronavirus cases in many states and protests against police brutality, President Trump announced Wednesday that he will resume his campaign rallies on June 19 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, located in a county that's seeing coronavirus infections spiking dramatically.

It'll be Trump's first rally since March 2, with the resumption of his free-wheeling live events coming amid the president's flailing approval ratings and poor head-to-head performance in polls against presumptive Democratic candidate Vice President Joe Biden.

During the pandemic, Trump compensated for his inability to hold in-person events with elongated, televised White House briefings, and later used official visits to manufacturing facilities in swing states as pseudo campaign stops.

Tulsa County on Tuesday reported its largest one-day increase in confirmed cases, beating its previous record at the end of April and bringing the total in the county to 1,261 cases.

The rally will also take place on Juneteenth, a day commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S., and around two weeks removed from the 99th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre, when a white mob destroyed the prospering "Black Wall Street" neighborhood of Greenwood and killed as many as 300 black people.


https://www.forbes.com/sites/mattperez/2020/06/10/trump-to-start-campaign-rallies-on-juneteenth-in-tulsa-oklahoma-where-coronavirus-cases-are-spiking/





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« Reply #4006 on: June 11, 2020, 11:36:56 am »

Why Donald Trump's 'Juneteenth' speech will be a disaster

The selection of Tulsa as the place where Trump returns to the stump and the date on which he is choosing to do it both suggest that Trump's long-whispered-about race speech -- in the wake of ongoing protests and unrest following the death of George Floyd -- will happen next Friday, and at a campaign rally no less.

Tulsa was the site of one of the most vicious acts of racial violence in American history when, in 1921, a mob of white people attacked a section of the city known as Greenwood or "Black Wall Street" and murdered hundreds of African Americans. (The event was the basis for HBO's "Watchmen" series.) And June 19, which has become commonly known and celebrated as Juneteenth, or Emancipation Day, commemorates the anniversary of the reading of the General Orders, No. 3, which officially informed slaves that they were free.

Its hard not to see this as intentional by the Trump campaign. While Oklahoma has no set limit on group gatherings, it's not a swing state, so there's no other obvious reason -- other than to address racial issues -- that Trump would stage his first rally in the state (and Tulsa particularly). And Trump could have done the rally on lots of days -- 364 of them actually! -- that don't commemorate the emancipation of slaves.

Now, it's possible that the intended audience for this Tulsa rally isn't actually African Americans but rather white women, particularly those who live in the suburbs, who have badly soured on Trump -- and who see his handling of the Floyd protests as a sort of final straw. In giving a "race" speech, Trump and his team may well be aiming to bring some of those voters back around.



https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/11/politics/donald-trump-tulsa-juneteenth-race/index.html


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« Reply #4007 on: June 11, 2020, 03:54:59 pm »

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Online registration for the event includes an acknowledgement "that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending the Rally, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.; BOK Center; ASM Global; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury."

There won't be a mask in the building to be seen. Darwin, come on down!
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« Reply #4008 on: June 12, 2020, 09:10:08 am »

' Online registration for the event includes an acknowledgement "that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending the Rally, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.; BOK Center; ASM Global; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury." '  

Trump campaign's are likely to become a regular part of American life as the country reopens and the coronavirus remains a threat. However, the waivers offer only a base-level protection against liability.

"They only give limited protections, so they never would protect against, for example, gross negligence or recklessness," said Sharkey. "One could argue that holding a large public gathering that will draw people together in a context in which they're not able to do social distancing or follow the directive of the CDC, et cetera. One could argue that is grossly negligent."

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/11/politics/trump-campaign-rally-coronavirus/index.html



There won't be a mask in the building to be seen. Darwin, come on down!


We're gonna spike for sure, most of it will be imported.
Our hospitals may be swamped come July 4.
And then the protests.
All so that our governor can impress his daddy.

History will not look kindly on this.
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« Reply #4009 on: June 14, 2020, 07:29:25 pm »

Wouldnt it be something if a year from now BOK wanted to remove their name from an arena associated with what is likely to happen?

Trump’s rally will be held indoors, at a 19,000-seat arena that has canceled all other events through the end of July. Scientists believe the virus spreads far more easily in crowded enclosed spaces than it does outdoors, where circulating air has a better chance of dispersing virus particles.

Many attendees are older, which would put them at higher risk of severe complications from COVID-19. The rallies also typically draw supporters from surrounding towns and states. Some die-hard fans travel across the country from rally to rally like groupies for a band.

Shelley Payne, director of the LaMontagne Center for Infectious Disease at the University of Texas at Austin, said the Trump rally meets every criteria for the riskiest type of event.

Julie Fischer, an associate research professor of microbiology and immunology at Georgetown University, said the event could have wide repercussions for the country.

“With a little bad luck, that scenario could end in the seeding of community outbreaks of COVID-19 across the U.S.,” she said.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/extraordinarily-dangerous-trump-rally-draws-grave-concerns-top-health-officials-n1231041
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« Reply #4010 on: June 23, 2020, 11:32:52 am »

Social Distancing
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« Reply #4011 on: June 23, 2020, 09:33:45 pm »

Social Distancing



He started out with lies about people outside causing big problems...oh, wait...that may be true... his campaign complained about a teacher and asked the TPD to arrest her.   So they did!   Even though she had a ticket and was doing nothing but waiting in line with the rest of the covid bait.  But...to paraphrase the Wizard...she had one other thing the rest of them didn't!   A 'Black Lives Matter' t-shirt.

So let's review.   Functionaries who very likely were bringing their covid to the state.  Ask the TPD to arrest a woman with NO justification.  No basis in law.  And the TPD does exactly that!   Put her in handcuffs and took her away.  For NO reason whatsoever.    Yeah...that's sounds about right.   I guess she should consider herself lucky they didn't slam her to the ground and then shoot her.  (Remember Betty Shelby?)


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« Reply #4012 on: June 24, 2020, 12:48:45 pm »


He started out with lies about people outside causing big problems...oh, wait...that may be true... his campaign complained about a teacher and asked the TPD to arrest her.   So they did!   Even though she had a ticket and was doing nothing but waiting in line with the rest of the covid bait.  But...to paraphrase the Wizard...she had one other thing the rest of them didn't!   A 'Black Lives Matter' t-shirt.

So let's review.   Functionaries who very likely were bringing their covid to the state.  Ask the TPD to arrest a woman with NO justification.  No basis in law.  And the TPD does exactly that!   Put her in handcuffs and took her away.  For NO reason whatsoever.    Yeah...that's sounds about right.   I guess she should consider herself lucky they didn't slam her to the ground and then shoot her.  (Remember Betty Shelby?)


Police were essentially acting as private security.
All those arrested were charged with "obstruction" as opposed to a reasonable articulable crime, and at least one credentialed reporter was allegedly arrested for photographing people being arrested.

https://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/photojournalist-says-trump-rally-arrest-unjustified/article_b7d7b14c-8244-589d-9076-f2ce72c29e4c.html

To be fair, I think TPD got a bum wrap for being accused of holding back the "thousands" who would have filled the arena. Thats on the campaign manager.
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« Reply #4013 on: June 26, 2020, 03:49:08 pm »


Trump’s Tulsa Rally Drew People From Dozens of Virus Hot Spots in U.S.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-26/trump-rally-drew-people-from-counties-experiencing-covid-spikes



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« Reply #4014 on: June 27, 2020, 06:22:50 pm »

In the hours before President Trump’s rally in Tulsa, his campaign directed the removal of thousands of “Do Not Sit Here, Please!” stickers from seats in the arena that were intended to establish social distance between rallygoers, according to video and photos obtained by The Washington Post and a person familiar with the event.

The removal contradicted instructions from the management of the BOK Center, the 19,000-seat arena in downtown Tulsa where Trump held his rally on June 20. At the time, coronavirus cases were rising sharply in Tulsa County, and Trump faced intense criticism for convening a large crowd for an indoor political rally, his first such event since the start of the pandemic.

As part of its safety plan, arena management had purchased 12,000 do-not-sit stickers for Trump’s rally, intended to keep people apart by leaving open seats between attendees. On the day of the rally, event staff had already affixed them on nearly every other seat in the arena when Trump’s campaign told event management to stop and then began removing the stickers, hours before the president’s arrival, according to a person familiar with the event who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters.

In a video clip obtained by The Washington Post, two men — one in a suit and one wearing a badge and a face mask — can be seen pulling stickers off seats in a section of the arena. It is unclear who those two men are. When Trump took the stage on Saturday evening, the crowd was clustered together and attendees were not leaving empty seats between themselves.

As rally preparations were underway, Trump’s campaign staff intervened with the venue manager, ASM Global, and told them to stop labeling seats in this way, Doug Thornton, executive vice president of ASM Global, told the magazine.

“They also told us that they didn’t want any signs posted saying we should social distance in the venue,” Thornton said. “The campaign went through and removed the stickers.”

Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh did not directly respond to questions about the sticker removal.
“The rally was in full compliance with local requirements. In addition, every rally attendee received a temperature check prior to admission, was given a face mask, and provided ample access to hand sanitizer,” Murtaugh said in an emailed statement.

In a separate statement, the campaign said: “There were signs posted and we are not aware of any campaign staff asking that they be removed.”

Trump held his Tulsa rally despite opposition by Oklahoma health authorities and residents who feared that convening a large crowd indoors could accelerate the spread of the coronavirus. The number of coronavirus cases in Tulsa County was spiking in the days leading up to the rally and has continued to increase since.

The director of the Tulsa Health Department, Bruce Dart, had recommended that the event be postponed until it was safer. A number of city residents and business owners brought a lawsuit against the venue manager, ASM Global, seeking to require all attendees wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines from health authorities.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court rejected that suit.

On June 13, a week before the rally, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) wrote to the venue management saying he understood that Trump’s campaign “has presented plans to ASM Global in order to accommodate capacity crowds during a political rally.”

Stitt noted that Oklahoma was in “Phase 3” of its reopening plan and Trump’s rally “proceeding as planned is consistent with the guidance” of that plan. Stitt’s letter added that “we have also encouraged event licensees to refer to the general CDC guidelines for more information about COVID-19.”

Two days before the rally, the managers of the BOK Center had asked the Trump campaign to provide a detailed written plan outlining the “health and safety” measures it intended to use to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Before the rally, Murtaugh said in an emailed statement: “We take safety seriously, which is why we’re doing temperature checks for everyone attending, and providing masks and hand sanitizer. This will be a Trump rally, which means a big, boisterous, excited crowd. We don’t recall the media shaming demonstrators about social distancing — in fact the media were cheering them on.”


https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/workers-removed-thousands-of-social-distancing-stickers-before-trumps-tulsa-rally-according-to-video-and-a-person-familiar-with-the-set-up/2020/06/27/f429c3be-b801-11ea-9b0f-c797548c1154_story.html


Herman Cain Dead at 74 from COVID-19, Got Sick After Trump Tulsa Rally
https://www.tmz.com/2020/07/30/herman-cain-dead-dies-74-sick-covid-19-attending-trump-rally/
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« Reply #4015 on: July 03, 2020, 06:40:41 am »

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I am just glad that Obama killed Osama bin Lade before Trump had a chance to become friends with him!


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« Reply #4016 on: July 06, 2020, 04:01:45 pm »


What kind of low-life would call this a hoax...?   Yeah, you know.

And the FBI and US Attorney's office say the noose is not a hate crime...  that's what I think - sounds like more of a love crime to me... (sarcasm for the Trump Minions who will never get it...)


https://www.yahoo.com/sports/love-wins-bubba-wallace-responds-after-president-trump-falsely-accuses-him-of-talladega-hoax-184730036.html

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« Reply #4017 on: July 17, 2020, 09:59:58 am »

Federal law enforcement officers have used unmarked vehicles to detain protesters in Portland, according to news reports.

Videos shared online show officers driving up to people, detaining individuals without explanation, then driving off, Oregon Public Broadcastingfirst reported. Officers appeared to detain people who weren’t near federal property, and it isn't clear that all of those being arrested had committed a crime, according to OPB.

Protests in Oregon's largest city following the police killing of George Floyd have continued for 47 days. In the past two weeks, federal officers sent to Portland by the Trump administration have escalated tensions, particularly after an officer with the U.S. Marshals Service fired a less-lethal round at a protester’s head on July 11, critically injuring him. 

President Donald Trump said the city "was totally out of control" and praised efforts to handle the situation at a news conference on Monday.

"We’ve done a great job in Portland," Trump said. "I guess, we have many people right now in jail, and we very much quelled it. And if it starts again, we’ll quell it again very easily. It’s not hard to do if you know what you’re doing."

Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Mayor Ted Wheeler and other local leaders have said they didn’t ask for help from federal law enforcement and have asked them to leave.

"I told Acting Secretary Wolf that the federal government should remove all federal officers from our streets," Brown said in a tweet. "His response showed me he is on a mission to provoke confrontation for political purposes. He is putting both Oregonians and local law enforcement officers in harm’s way."


https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/07/17/reports-federal-officers-detain-portland-protesters-unmarked-vans/5457471002/
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« Reply #4018 on: July 17, 2020, 10:22:08 am »

Federal law enforcement officers have used unmarked vehicles to detain protesters in Portland, according to news reports.

Videos shared online show officers driving up to people, detaining individuals without explanation, then driving off, Oregon Public Broadcastingfirst reported. Officers appeared to detain people who weren’t near federal property, and it isn't clear that all of those being arrested had committed a crime, according to OPB.

Protests in Oregon's largest city following the police killing of George Floyd have continued for 47 days. In the past two weeks, federal officers sent to Portland by the Trump administration have escalated tensions, particularly after an officer with the U.S. Marshals Service fired a less-lethal round at a protester’s head on July 11, critically injuring him. 

President Donald Trump said the city "was totally out of control" and praised efforts to handle the situation at a news conference on Monday.

"We’ve done a great job in Portland," Trump said. "I guess, we have many people right now in jail, and we very much quelled it. And if it starts again, we’ll quell it again very easily. It’s not hard to do if you know what you’re doing."

Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Mayor Ted Wheeler and other local leaders have said they didn’t ask for help from federal law enforcement and have asked them to leave.

"I told Acting Secretary Wolf that the federal government should remove all federal officers from our streets," Brown said in a tweet. "His response showed me he is on a mission to provoke confrontation for political purposes. He is putting both Oregonians and local law enforcement officers in harm’s way."


https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/07/17/reports-federal-officers-detain-portland-protesters-unmarked-vans/5457471002/


That is seriously scary. Fascism is here.
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That is seriously scary. Fascism is here.




Since Trumps Juneteenth race riot in Tulsa didnt pan out... Trumps going to get a lot crazier as he reaches the end of his reign.

Oregon Public Broadcasting confirms tweets today that federal officers in camouflage but no agency identification or badges, driving unmarked non-government rental cars, are grabbing protestors off streets in Portland and not talking w local authorities.
https://www.opb.org/news/article/federal-law-enforcement-unmarked-vehicles-portland-protesters


"This political theater from President Trump has nothing to do with public safety," Brown said. "The president is failing to lead this nation. Now he is deploying federal officers to patrol the streets of Portland in a blatant abuse of power by the federal government."
The goal, Brown said, appears to be to look "for a confrontation in Oregon in the hopes of winning political points in Ohio or Iowa."

"A peaceful protester in Portland was shot in the head by one of Donald Trump's secret police," U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) wrote in a tweet. "Federal forces shot an unarmed protester in the face. These shadowy forces have been escalating, not preventing, violence."

https://www.newsweek.com/trump-accused-deploying-secret-police-portland-political-stunt-1518595


In Portland, 'It's Like Stop and Frisk Meets Guantanamo Bay'
https://www.newser.com/story/293724/in-portland-its-like-stop-and-frisk-meets-guantanamo-bay.html


Mayor: "I told the Acting Secretary that my biggest immediate concern is the violence federal officers brought to our streets in recent days, and the life-threatening tactics his agents use. We do not need or want their help."
https://www.newsweek.com/federal-agents-bundle-protester-van-portland-1518302


Federal Agents Bundle Protester Into Van in Viral Video
https://twitter.com/i/status/1283328232033411072

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