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I'd like to know what the NRA thinks of the stop-frisk-confiscate plan!

I highly doubt the NRA will say or do anything. Hell, they're probably the ones who gave him the idea.

I'm going to say it again, and keep on saying it, because it's the fucking truth: the NRA is a white supremacist group with the ear of well over half of our government officials, from Senators and SCOTUS judges down to local school board members. They are horrible hypocrites and they're dangerous to anyone that disagrees with them. For instance, did you know that despite the idea of mandatory gun registration being at the top of their list of the coming "THEY'RE COMING FOR YOUR GUNS" apocalypse, the most extensive registry of gun owners was actually compiled by the NRA? Not only that, the information was obtained without permission of those who are on it, and non-gun owners such as family members are also included. Nobody outside the NRA's offices knows who is on that list, what other information they have, or how much about the families of those people is kept. Pretty fucking scary, right? Oh, but that's just the half of it. The other half is that the NRA also has an "enemies list," made up almost entirely of social justice groups. If your group advocates for PoC, women, religious minorities, domestic violence survivors, unions, teachers and childcare providers, health care experts, or just plain old peace and non-violence, guess what? You're being targeted by the NRA. And I don't choose that word lightly. The NRA, and many of the other 2A advocacy groups, have spent decades working against these groups. For all their rhetoric about how people should be buying guns for self-defense (assertions that aren't supported and are often contradicted by pretty much all non-partisan studies), they have spent a considerable amount of their energy preventing law enforcement from keeping guns away from violent domestic abusers, stalkers, and people who threaten peaceful organizations. In fact, many 2A advocates go out of their way to go after women and PoC, even those who have used guns in self-defense, with nary a peep from the NRA.

So here we have an extensive registry of both gun owners (and possibly their families), combined with an enemies list mostly made up of those who want to improve the lives of those who have been mistreated the most, many of whom are affected by gun violence. The organization that holds it has become inextricably entwined with an entire political party that is currently thriving on bigotry and violent reprisal against those very same groups of people. They're enthusiastically supporting the man who has become the avatar of all of this, and who has the potential to shape the country's executive and judicial power for decades. I don't think the NRA would hesitate for even a millisecond if a Trump Administration asked for a little look-see to help them with his national stop-and-frisk plan. I think they'd be overjoyed at the chance, honestly, because that's just how powerful and evil they are.
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blackmattersus: ‘He didn’t have no gun’: Charlotte cops...

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‘He didn’t have no gun’: Charlotte cops accused of wrongfully killing disabled black man

Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by the police while he was reading a book and waiting for his kid to get off the bus. This incident has already caused riots all over Charlotte and people are not going to stop. Everyone is outraged with this case, because a life of another innocent man was taken by the police.

His family said he never had a gun and that they can’t even imagine he could ever pose a threat to police officers. He was just waiting for a kid, reading a book…

Three people have been killed by the police in one week and they are really surprised about the riots.

#TyreKing

#TerenceCrutcher

#KeithLamontScott

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If you ever proclaim "innocent until proven guilty", then I expect you to believe these women unless and until it can be proven that Scott had a gun and pointed it at police.

And even then, a reminder: These were plain-clothes officers. How do YOU act when random-looking dudes with guns start screaming at you? The privileged among us have NO CLUE how we'd react, even if we think we know what we "should" do.

Anyhow. STOP KILLING BLACK PEOPLE.
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Videos Show Terence Crutcher, Another Unarmed Black Man, Being Killed by American Police

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An unarmed black man killed by a white Oklahoma officer who was responding to a stalled vehicle can be seen in police video walking away from officers and toward his SUV with his hands up before he approaches the driver's side door, where he drops to the ground after being shocked with a stun gun then fatally shot.

In Tulsa police helicopter footage that was among several clips released Monday showing the shooting of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher and its aftermath, a man in the helicopter that arrives above the scene as Crutcher walks to the vehicle can been heard saying "time for a Taser." He then says: "That looks like a bad dude, too. Probably on something."

These videos, released today by the Tulsa, Oklahoma police department, are bone-chilling:



Crutcher's family is calling for criminal charges to be filed:

"You all want to know who that 'big bad dude was?' That 'big bad dude' was my big brother. That 'big bad dude' was a father, that 'big bad dude' was a son," said Crutcher's twin sister Tiffany Crutcher.

Terence Crutcher was the 778th person to be killed by police in the United States this year, according to The Counted, a database maintained by The Guardian.

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America's Largest Police Union Endorses Donald Trump

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by Ansel Herz

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Another reminder that police unions are not like other unions. a katz / Shutterstock.com

A notorious hotelier named Donald Trump is running for president and has received the backing of the nation's police. The Hill:

The nation's largest police union on Friday endorsed Donald Trump for president, lauding his commitment to police officers.

The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) gave the GOP presidential nominee its endorsement after he received support from more than two-thirds of the group's national board.

The FOP has 330,000 members nationwide, including 2,800 cops in Washington, in cities like Spokane, Olympia, and Auburn.

The FOP is represented on Washington's task force on police shootings. The task force is considering reforming an extreme state law that makes it nearly impossible to charge police officers when they unjustly kill, but the FOP opposes making any changes to the law. (Neither of Seattle's police unions, the Seattle Police Officers Guild and Seattle Police Management Association, are members of the FOP.)

The National Border Patrol Council, which represents 16,500 border patrol agents, has also endorsed Trump.

Not all cops are bad people, but now we know that a lot of them want a racist, misogynist windbag to run the country.

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#1252; In which War is waged

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We have been using a LOT of gunpowder so WHEREVER they're hiding, they have DEFINITELY heard the shots.

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I make tiny dungeons meant to look like something out of Nethack

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@TinyDungeons tweets out emoji dungeons that you can play at tdp.andrewfaraday.com (by @SwartzCr)
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