The story of the Uvalde school shooting is no longer just about the children lost and lives destroyed but also a story about police ineptitude and cowardice and lies.
As a freshman in college, I got angry at a friend. Slammed my soda cup on the table & said, “Well, fuck & a half!” before storming off. It’s not much but it might work until something better comes along.— Jean Ann Duckworth (@jeanannduck) May 27, 2022
I suspect this is an underappreciated harm of police militarization: Now cops think it’s not their job to protect people if it involves some risk & they don’t have a tank and a SWAT team. https://t.co/AP71tx5IE6— Julian Sanchez (@normative) May 27, 2022
on a personal level you won't go wrong viewing police as the biggest gang around, one with effective impunity to kill you at any moment. on a social level, you won't go wrong seeing all our copaganda and blue lives fetishism as both reinforcing and disavowing this obvious fact— inverted vibe curve: burgertown must be defended (@PatBlanchfield) May 26, 2022
And the man of the hour is Beto O'Rorke:
and as time passes note how hard it will be to call upon this as a memory with others, the way people will treat it like it's some sort of conspiracy theory, like you know suspiciously or distastefully much about it. the psychic investment in disavowing what cops are is very real— inverted vibe curve: burgertown must be defended (@PatBlanchfield) May 26, 2022
I have watched this several times. “Sir, you are out of line.” We all need to get out of line. The line we’ve been waiting in isn’t moving. The line we’ve been waiting in is stalled. Get out of line, speak up. We’ve waited in line for too long. https://t.co/a4vIFanux1— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) May 26, 2022
The Yankees and the Rays are not posting about tonight’s game on social media. Instead, they are highlighting facts about gun violence. “There are things that are bigger than baseball,” said Jason Zillo, the Yankees’ vice president of communications. https://t.co/47RX7fkWnW— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 27, 2022
absolute meltdowns happening in the Yankees replies pic.twitter.com/u4ndqnpY4C— jordan (@JordanUhl) May 26, 2022
The argument that “criminals don’t follow laws” doesn’t really hold up once you start talking about laws & regulations targeting the industry itself. You can’t buy a new car w/o airbags. You can’t just remove the medians from highways. Similar approaches could be applied to guns.— Caroline Orr Bueno, Ph.D (@RVAwonk) May 26, 2022
Candace Owens used the term “psychopaths” in that tweet to describe mass murderers, which I don’t object to. I would argue, however, that it might also apply to the people who shuttered an entire field of life-saving research to avoid having to act on it.https://t.co/BYujFC5CRZ pic.twitter.com/gSpGHDqLgz— Caroline Orr Bueno, Ph.D (@RVAwonk) May 26, 2022
Moving to the latest from Ukraine, I think we're moving past the "honeymoon" phase, if that is the word, and into the long haul.
A reminder that in Canada the RCMP hid the fact that there was a mass shooter masquerading as a cop and only privately told their loved ones about it while the broader public wasn’t told anything.— Doctors For Defunding Police (@DrsDefundPolice) May 26, 2022
Behind all of these nuclear threats and claims that America wouldn't help Europe if Russia decides to nuke it, there's underlying panic about Russia being economically unprepared to keep waging this war. Watch:https://t.co/xPJHwJoHlg pic.twitter.com/pVNpCfjR8X— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) May 26, 2022
And back in Canada, that damned soccer game has FINALLY been cancelled.
News: The Biden admin is preparing to send Ukraine advanced, long-range rocket systems—known as MLRS and HIMARS—that are now the top request from Ukrainian officials, multiple officials say.— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) May 26, 2022
Approval could be announced as soon as next week. https://t.co/wma6skIx8X
Good! https://t.co/xFmJiPEOHI— Roz Avanthay (@roz_avanthay) May 26, 2022
Here are some Ontario election cartoons:
The Liberals are fighting the OPC to form govt, while the NDP is fighting the Liberals to be the Official Opposition. Tells you all you need to know.— Bill Brady (@sharemyopinion) May 26, 2022
A Nasa satellite has captured the moment a massive underwater volcano home to sharks and other marine life - and nicknamed ‘Sharkcano’ - erupted in the depths of the Pacific Ocean 👇https://t.co/GKUZD9A5ei— Metro (@MetroUK) May 25, 2022