"Armed vigilantes antagonizing protesters have received a warm reception from police.
A former Albuquerque City Council candidate who ran on a tough-on-crime platform shot a protester at an anti-police brutality demonstration on Monday and was arrested alongside members of a right-wing militia group. The shooting is an extreme example of a trend that has played out across the country as armed vigilantes pledging to protect property have shown up at protests — in many cases with encouragement or even explicit collaboration from law enforcement. ...
'There’s a very close connection historically between the police and vigilantes in the United States,' said Noël Cazenave, a sociologist at the University of Connecticut and author of 'Killing African Americans: Police and Vigilante Violence as a Racial Control Mechanism.' Vigilante mobs tend to flare up in reaction to a perceived increase in the power held by Black people, he said. In the Jim Crow South, the trigger was abolition; today it is the movement for Black lives. 'Such violence is a way of keeping Black people in ‘their place,’ Cazenave added."
-->You would think that a newspaper with all the resources in the world like the NYT would expose these links between white nationalists and various police forces. But the wealthy elites who depend on the police for protection, also own the NYT.
"After US Bullying, Every Mention of United States Stripped From UN Resolution Spurred by George Floyd Killing. ...
'The final resolution passed by the United Nations strips mention of the United States, where police kill people, particularly Black people, at alarmingly higher rates compared to other developed countries,' Jamil Dakwar, director of the ACLU's Human Rights Program, said in a statement. 'The United Nations needs to do its job—not get bullied out of doing it,'
Human Rights Watch, an advocacy organization based in the U.S., warned as the resolution was being finalized Thursday that stripping any mention of the United States from a resolution sparked by U.S. police violence would transform it into an 'all lives matter' text, and risk making it so vague as to be meaningless."
-->This is a sad story of how the empire uses its power to control the UN. And to control the US media; the NYT for example, didn't print this UN capitulation. The newspaper did report on George Fly's brother when he testified to the UN.
The Guardian UK:
"US prosecutors have failed to include one of WikiLeaks’ most shocking video revelations in the indictment against Julian Assange, a move that has brought accusations the US doesn’t want its 'war crimes' exposed in public.
Assange, an Australian citizen, is remanded and in ill health in London’s Belmarsh prison while the US tries to extradite him to face 18 charges – 17 under its Espionage Act – for conspiracy to receive, obtain and disclose classified information. ...
One of the most famous of the WikiLeaks releases was a video – filmed from a US Apache helicopter, Crazy Horse 1-8, as it mowed down 11 people on 12 July 2007 in Iraq. The video starkly highlights the lax rules of engagement that allowed the killing of men who were neither engaged with nor threatening US forces."
-->The NYT is so busy trying to smear Assange with negative stories, that "our newspaper of record" forgot to print this story. The empire has dictated that Assange is a traitor, and the empire's mouthpiece is only following orders.