Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, the parents of slain teenager Michael Brown, attend a rally at Greater Grace Church on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Their son was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. Despite the Brown family’s continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death.
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Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr., the parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson on August 9, will attend a rally for Eric Garner in Staten Island. Garner, who was asthmatic, died after an NYPD officer put him in a chokehold on July 17. The march is being held on Saturday, August 23, and will be led by Reverend AlSharpton.
Now if only we could get this kind of infrastructure in place around the rest of America
NEW: White House staff received an email this morning notifying them of random Covid-19 testing beginning today across the executive complex. Per the email, “Failure to report to testing will be considered a refusal to test.”
My visits last week to Texas and Frorida had massive numbers of cheering people gathered along the roads and highways, thousands and thousands, even bigger (by far) than the crowds of 2016. Saw no Biden supporters, and yet some in the Fake News said it was an equal number. Sad!
Facebook says another video doctored to make Nancy Pelosi appear drunk is merely “partly false”
Facebook’s fact-checkers on Sunday labeled as “partly false” a video that it said was manipulated to make it appear as if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was drunk or drugged. The video had been circulating on Facebook since Thursday and by Sunday night had been viewed more than 2 million times.
A similarly false video of Pelosi went viral on Facebook in May 2019. At the time, Pelosi blasted Facebook for not removing the video. Facebook had instead applied a fact-check label to it.
Facebook did not remove the new video on Sunday either, meaning it can still be viewed on the platform but a warning label has been placed on it. Videos marked false are also promoted less by Facebook’s algorithms, the company says. Facebook said it will also send a notification to people who shared the video to flag the fact check.