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After Two Failed Attempts, D.C. Council Passes Law To Make Homelessness A Protected Class
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Biden to sign bill making Juneteenth a national holiday after 14 House Republicans vote no
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meb4ne1
First Supporter
First Supporter
Jun 18, 2021
🙌 the real independence day!! 👊🏽 🇺🇸
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Silicon Valley Firm Powers Predatory Prison Video Calls
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Civil rights group calls for PGA Tour, Masters to pull event from Augusta National in protest of Georgia's new voting law
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Police Officer rams car into a compliant Pregnant Woman's vehicle during an attempted traffic stop, causing her to overturn and crash
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Teen who filmed George Floyd's murder given journalism award
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Maryland State Trooper shoots, kills teen that had a knife and airsoft gun
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meb4ne1
First Supporter
First Supporter
Apr 15, 2021
#defundthepolice
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Cops Caught on Video Holding a Black Army Lieutenant at Gunpoint, Then Pepper-Spraying Him
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Biden orders Justice Dept. to end use of private prisons
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This is why the combination of witnessing with a cell phone and knowing your rights is powerful
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Kyrie Irving recently bought a home for George Floyd's family
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meb4ne1
First Supporter
First Supporter
Jan 19, 2021
I think everyone agrees what happened to Floyd was awful. I don't personally know a lot about his family. From what I've read, they have an active civil suit against the City of Minneapolis so hopefully they get some kind of compensation for this awful thing that's happened. I think most would see Kyrie's act of generosity as a positive. I don't think it takes away the criticisms people have of Kyrie, though. I have to agree with a take Joe Tiddy had on a podcast. To paraphrase, he said that Kyrie wants to be taken seriously, but the problem is he doesn't present himself as a serious person. Part of it is using his massive platform to spread outlandish conspiracy theories (he got the most attention for being a flat earther, but there were others he touched on like the Moon Landing being fake, the Federal Reserve assassinating presidents, the CIA killing Bob Marley, "Stars" not being real etc ) that make it very difficult to take him seriously. The other part of it is that to be a serious person, you should show some form of professionalism. By all accounts, he skipped out on his team without much explanation and then was caught on camera partying after having quit on two previous teams. It's a bad look. It's certainly good for him to use his platform to bring positive into the world, but I don't think that excuses him from an overall lack of maturity and professionalism. Him engaging in social issues is fine, but he's already damaged his reputation and image beyond the point that the general public can put much weight into his voice in this. The truth is, he's already undermined his efforts considerably by presenting himself as a quack.
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