The Daily Populous

Saturday June 6th, 2020 night edition

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"It was insensitive, especially during this time," Barkley said of those comments on TNT's broadcast (h/t The Athletic's Clevis Murray).

"I thought the negative reaction from every talking head on television and some of his teammates was overkill.

I never heard a bad word about Drew Brees in my life.

"It made it worse that it was Drew Brees, someone who we cheer for, who has teammates like us, that didn't get us," Smith said on the broadcast (h/t ESPN's Tim Bontemps).

"Someone we cheered for is using his white privilege to say he couldn't understand what we were going through in that moment," he added.

Ernie Johnson spoke about his grandfather's military background and his understanding of how people hold the American flag in great reverence.

But he added that those same people "cannot use the flag as a blindfold" to avoid acknowledging the issues of systemic racism in the United States. »

Twitter Pulls Down Trump Campaign Video About George Floyd’s Death Over Copyright-Infringement Claim

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The 3:45-minute video comprises a clip of a Trump speech in which he says Floyd’s death was a “grave tragedy” that “should never have happened.”

The campaign video includes numerous images and video clips, showing memorials to Floyd and crowds of protesters, as well as rioters committing acts of vandalism.

And earlier last year, Twitter pulled down a Trump 2020 campaign video that used parts of the score for the Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises.”. »

'Deeply Disturbing': New York Supreme Court Judge Rules Protesters Can Be Detained Indefinitely

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Hundreds of New Yorkers have been arrested in recent days during mass protests over the May 25 killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers.

"Civil liberties protect ourselves from governments using 'crises' and 'emergencies' as justification to dismantle our rights," tweeted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).

"This is suspension of habeas corpus, it is unconstitutional, and it is deeply disturbing that both NYPD is seeking it and a judge rubber stamped it.". »

US police shoot rubber bullets at Swiss journalists

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Three Swiss television journalists say that they were shot at with rubber bullets by police during a demonstration in the United States city of Minneapolis last weekend.

They approached the police, showing their press passes and calling out that they were journalists, asking for safe passage.

Police told the men to “back up”, Kühn said, and then shot rubber bullets at them. »

NFL players send video telling league 'We will not be silenced'

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A group of NFL players released a powerful video this week calling on the sports league to support black players, call out racism and admit “wrong in silencing our players from peacefully protesting” amid the death of George Floyd.

How many times do we need to ask you to listen to your players?

the group of players said together in a video released Thursday. »