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Much has been made of USA's poor #COVID19 performance vs Europe's. But a FAR more meaningful contrast is USA v Canada. We share a 5,525 mile border, language & trade. Since Mar 21 the border's been closed. And: 🇨🇦 107,197 cases, 8,732 dead 🇺🇸 2,852,807 cases, 129,718 dead
4/ Yesterday, the US🇺🇸 reported 54,442 new #COVID19 cases, the nation's highest daily toll since January. The US per capita rate is 4 times Canada's, at 894 per 100K population. The reasons are structural & leadership. Americans should look w/humility to the North, and learn.
Attempted lynching on July 4, 2020. A Black man went to the lake with his friends. Nearly killed by White supremacists. Wanted story shared. "I'm not sure what to do next. I consider myself a leader. Leaders are supposed to know what to do." His words: https://m.facebook.com/1175677046/posts/10222147157086001/?d=n
Greatest trick the police ever pulled was convincing Americans that they are necessary. Vast majority calls are for public health issues/non-violent crimes. And they’re particularly bad at preventing, deescalsting & solving violent crime. Not an opinion. Data-backed fact.
When researching this case I found literally zero news articles about it. If there are any, it will take digging to find. Lakeith Smith was 15 when he was charged as an accomplice to murder. #LaKeithSmith https://www.newsweek.com/lakeith-smith-alabama-accomplice-law-murder-police-petition-1510870
Lakeith Smith was 15 years old in Alabama when his friend was shot and killed by an officer. Alabama laws claim that Lakeith is liable for his friends death, although he did not participate in the shootout. He is currently sentenced to 55 years. https://www.change.org/p/united-states-supreme-court-justice-for-lakeith-smith?recruiter=838474349&u...
Listen to the guy with decades of experience working in elections. When more of us are inside the room - in training sessions, helping voters, compiling results - the better chance mischief will not go unnoticed.