Rajen Parekh (@rajenparekh)

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Asbury Park, NJ

2009-06-22 02:47:32

After Columbine over 10,000 school police officers were hired just in case a school shooting happened. Two decades later, they haven't stopped a *single* school shooting. Instead they've arrested over 1 millions kids, mostly students of color, for routine behavior violations.

It’s pretty strange that we are banned from traveling to Europe and it’s just a “ho hum” minor news story. Had I said in 2017 that Trump would screw something up so bad that US citizens would get banned from Europe that would’ve sounded like an unimaginably insane case of TDS.

This country is so racist I just got a breaking news alert about an enemy flag coming down from a war that ended 155 years ago.

The struggle continues.Tough loss for us in an important vote dilution in the 5th Circuit yesterday: Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Reverses Major Voting Rights Win, Rules Against Black Residents of Terrebonne Parish | https://www.naacpldf.org/press-release/fifth-circuit-court-of-appeals-reverses-major-voting-rights-w...

Californians look out for each other - no matter who you voted for.

CA Governors @gavinnewsom @JerryBrownGov @schwarzenegger @GovernorDavis & Pete Wilson know the fight against #COVID19 isn't over - wear a mask! 😷  #YourActionsSaveLives

Californians look out for each other - no matter who you voted for. CA Governors  @Gavin Newsom  @Jerry Brown  @Arnold  @Gray Davis & Pete Wilson know the fight against  #COVID19 isn't over - wear a mask! 😷  #YourActionsSaveLives

Police unions should have no role in writing policy on officer conduct or discipline.

As Gilead charges $3,120 for its COVID drug, remdesivir, remember that the drug was developed with a $70,000,000 grant from the federal government paid for by American taxpayers. Once again, Big Pharma is set to profit on the people's dime.

Snipers on Elijah’s mother while she spoke. Riot gear to dismantle a violin vigil with children in a park. Tear gas & pepper spray on children barely in their teens. How can you look away?

They said they would arrest us or use chemical agents if we didn’t clear the area of the PUBLIC park where the vigil was being held. They advanced in a line and pushed us out.

They said they would arrest us or use chemical agents if we didn’t clear the area of the PUBLIC park where the vigil was being held. They advanced in a line and pushed us out.

The police push people out of most of the park and form a wall. One violinist leaves the stage and gets on top a car and starts playing to the crowd that had been pushed out first.

The police push people out of most of the park and form a wall. One violinist leaves the stage and gets on top a car and starts playing to the crowd that had been pushed out first.

Aurora PD breaking up the peaceful violin vigil for the very kid they murdered. #ElijahMclain

Aurora PD breaking up the peaceful violin vigil for the very kid they murdered.  #ElijahMclain

You have to ask yourself: is this the America you want? Or were you taught that America is supposed to be better than this? Then be prepared to work to make it better.

Aurora PD breaking up the peaceful violin vigil for the very kid they murdered. #ElijahMclain

Aurora PD breaking up the peaceful violin vigil for the very kid they murdered.  #ElijahMclain

Just gonna throw this out there: the fact that the police can unilaterally declare a protest against the police to be unlawful, and enforce that declaration with violence, is directly contradictory to the text and spirit of the 1st Amendment.

Watch her reaction to being asked to wear a mask at Trader Joe’s. This level of outrage is tolerated by our society in that instance. What is the commensurate level of outrage for witnessing your people targeted, murdered & brutalized? Asking for a friend.

Watch her reaction to being asked to wear a mask at Trader Joe’s. This level of outrage is tolerated by our society in that instance. What is the commensurate level of outrage for witnessing your people targeted, murdered & brutalized? Asking for a friend.

@Justice Department cited  #COVID19 as a reason that Roger Stone shouldn't have to report to begin his sentence, and guidance has been adopted generally. But the same agency is appealing the order to let asylum seeking families with children as young as 6 months old out for the same.

The dollar is America’s primary export now. The US is giving new meaning to the term “welfare state”, as the rest of the world is subsidizing its money printing & coronavirus misadventures by continued use of the dollar platform. Though it may take a while to transition off...

Read this, and read the thread that follows. The State Police attacked a gathering of people that were just playing basketball and eating snacks, abducted some of them, and then just left. They beat the shit out of people and then just left.

The City of Richmond, Richmond Police Dept. and VA State Police keep violating: ⚖️ people's right to assemble ⚖️ people's right to freedom of speech ⚖️ state code in declaring an unlawful assembly We asked the court to order them to stop.

You can hear residents shouting "I LIVE HERE YOU FUCKIN ASSHOLES." They're not there to protect anyone. RPD and VSP are there to brutalize people who dare to question their use of violence.

VSP officers have just moved from inside the barricades They continue to push up on those still in the street and on private balconies.

VSP officers have just moved from inside the barricades They continue to push up on those still in the street and on private balconies.

Chicago spent $113 million to settle police misconduct lawsuits in 2018 alone.

Looting following protests caused $20 million-plus in Cook County damage, state estimates

Looting following protests caused $20 million-plus in Cook County damage, state estimates https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/6/25/21303745/cook-county-unrest-damage-looting-loans-pro...

Breaking: Trump admin does not have authority to divert Pentagon funds to construct additional barriers on US-Mexico border, a federal appeals court ruled, days after Trump’s visit to the wall. In 2-1 ruling, Ninth Circuit said the $2.5 billion transfer circumvented Congress.

ATMs be having $4 withdrawal fees talking about "cover your pin" mf you the thief

"It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important." - Dr. King

 @Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers  @Adam H. Domby “If you feel like statues of dead people are being treated unfairly, imagine how you’ll feel about what’s happening to living people right now!”

Dick Cheney says WEAR A MASK. #realmenwearmasks

Dick Cheney says WEAR A MASK.  #realmenwearmasks

 @Blake News  @Ben Jacobs  @Sean Hannity New game to play. Read a Trump answer and have someone try to guess the question. Trump Jeopardy.

Kudos to the  @The New York Times editorial board for raising the question the  @AFL-CIO has been asking for months: Why isn't  @OSHA_DOL enforcing workplace safety standards?  #1u https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/21/opinion/coronavirus-osha-work-safety.html

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