RCMP statements were riddled with mistakes and omissions after N.S. mass shooting https://t.co/xtVgvTRHVB— Todd Battis (@battisctv) June 21, 2022
This is what Evan Scrimshaw wrote tonight about the whole debacle:
The Nova Scotia RCMP management seem to have screwed up from the beginning of this nightmare. They have blamed everyone except themselves.— Cathie from Canada 🇨🇦 😷🏳️🌈 (@CathieCanada) June 22, 2022
So now it's the Commissioner's turn.
Here's where we have to read the tea leaves – what was said in the meeting between Lucki and Campbell is unknown, except that Campbell said that he made the decision to disobey her direct order on operation grounds, and that Lucki was so harsh some people cried. On the latter part, boo hoo. Who fucking cares if your boss was mean to you after a monumental fuckup. Cry more. On the former part, also fuck off, because I didn’t think that police officers got to disobey direct orders because they feel like it. Under no reasonable org chart does the fucking Commissioner not trump whatever the fuck his job title was, and he disobeyed a direct order. Yeah, you get yelled at for that.
New rule: if you haven’t mentioned the inquiry into the absolutely horrifically bungled RCMP response into the #Portapique massacre prior to today, you don’t get to pretend to care about it now that there’s some bullshit peripheral political brouhaha.— Shannon 🇺🇦 (@zchamu) June 22, 2022
Oh, and by the way...
It’s so depressing. They fucked up during the shooting and then could not explain themselves, and here we are. It’s unfair to the victims, the families, Nova Scotians and the many good officers out there driving down gravel roads with the buffalo on the door.— Stephen Maher (@stphnmaher) June 21, 2022
Top Mountie denies claim she interfered in N.S. shooting investigation | CBC News https://t.co/7bXSvL9NK5— National Newswatch (@natnewswatch) June 22, 2022
"I do not want to be a winner by cheating," wrote Arizona GOP House Speaker Rusty Bowers in Dec. 2020.— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) June 21, 2022
He testified to the #Jan6Committee that he refused pleas from Trump's team to de-certify the state's electors https://t.co/Um1ScPawG2 pic.twitter.com/Icq1SfbWYu
A gasp in the room as Shaye Moss testifies she received countless violent and racist threats on Facebook messenger including the threat “You’re lucky it’s 2020 and not 1920.” #January6thCommitteeHearings— Mueller, She Wrote (@MuellerSheWrote) June 21, 2022
Lady Ruby and Shaye,— Alexander S. Vindman (@AVindman) June 21, 2022
I know what it’s like to have the President of the United States attack me. Stay strong. We are better than him and we will prevail. Much love!
"I was thinking about the weird, psychotic fear that has overtaken millions of Americans...friends I have known for years now seem to speak a different language, a kind of Fox-infused, "Gish Galloping" patois that makes no sense" omg @RadioFreeTom 😂 https://t.co/22kFnBBHIY— Tim Miller (@Timodc) June 22, 2022
Adam Schiff's closing statement today may just be the most powerful speech of the year. Every American needs to watch this. Make sure to share it with a friend. https://t.co/OLIKc7MmKC— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) June 21, 2022
as we learn more details about more ways police misled the public about Uvalde, remember: the vast majority of claims about individual crimes/police interactions that appear in media are based completely on the unconfirmed and uninterrogated word of unnamed police spokespeople https://t.co/3uD8W024UR— Wesley (@WesleyLowery) June 21, 2022
They didn’t give up. They protected the active school shooter, and then proceeded to work on the coverup and every single officer should be charged as such.— HippieGoatMan (@hippiegoatman) June 21, 2022
Isn’t thus the guy who called Beto O’Roarke a “sonofabitch” during the initial press conference — for calling out their bullshit?? https://t.co/4SdXCt5uwh— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) June 22, 2022
Looks like Mayor Don McLaughlin is feeling the pressure.— Alamo_On_The_Rise 😷🇺🇲 (@AlamoOnTheRise) June 22, 2022
Fact is, he has singlehandedly helped to shield Uvalde ISD police chief Pete Arredondo, swore in Arredondo, and helped to cover-up the botched response that allowed 19 children and 2 teachers to be slaughtered.
Every time it seems impossible that the intensity of combat in Ukraine could increase … it increases. On-the-ground reports, official Ukrainian statements, and NASA’s FIRMS data all agree that conflict is hitting staggering new levels. There are reported Russian offenses taking place in both Kharkiv and Kherson oblasts. At the same time, Ukrainian counteroffensives are reportedly continuing in these areas. And there is what both sides are treating as the main prize at the moment: that continued area of Ukrainian control extending east to Severodonetsk....Ukrainian officials had earlier signaled that this week would be “decisive” in the battle for Severodonetsk. However, a withdrawal from the city may already be underway.
⚡️UK Defense Ministry: Russia ‘highly likely’ preparing to try to deploy multiple reserve units to Donbas.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) June 22, 2022
Generating and deploying reserve units to the front is “likely to become critical to the outcome of the war,” on both sides, the U.K Defense Ministry said. pic.twitter.com/EPv8fKi26O
Russia's threats against Lithuania have mostly one aim: to sow divisions in the West/NATO. There are already voices slamming Vilnius for the 'blockade' of Kaliningrad. Well, the real blockade is in the Black sea: of Ukrainian ports by Russia. K-grad still has air, sea connections— Olga Tokariuk (@olgatokariuk) June 22, 2022
"It's a great honor for me. You are my hero. You quit a great acting career for this."— AP Europe (@AP_Europe) June 21, 2022
Ben Stiller meets Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv. The Hollywood actor was in Ukraine as a U.N. goodwill ambassador.
More @AP coverage of the war: https://t.co/PmIUmJNVPJ pic.twitter.com/Ksiv1NXfw2
russian journalist dmitry muratov auctioned off his nobel peace prize— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) June 21, 2022
raising $103.5m for ukrainian refugees
— Brian (@WillyWonkaHabs) June 21, 2022
If your plan is to ruin Canada day festivities for those who haven’t been able to enjoy them for 2 years… you’re not an activist. You’re an asshole.
And by the way, about the Emergencies Act that ended the last convoy:
Someone isn't telling the truth.— Jaro Giesbrecht 🇨🇦🇸🇰 (@JaroGiesbrecht) June 22, 2022
Hhhmmm. Will you look at that. https://t.co/05MfkPCXWu— Scribulatora (@Scribulatora) June 21, 2022
OMG.— MaggieMay 🇨🇦🇪🇺🇮🇪 (@CailinasEirinn) June 20, 2022
I’m dying here.
An original Confederate flag.
Here's a little story that will cheer up your day - click on this tweet and follow the thread:
The cost to be a decent person is $0.00.— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) June 22, 2022
A fan catches a ball at the Angels game and gives the ball to a kid.
Same kid catches the ball and returns the favor.
A magic moment at a post office just outside Hull, Quebec. I finally unchain myself from the desk to mail a bunch of stuff, including a very heavy box. The clerk is curious and asks what's in it. I say "rocks". Her ears pick up. So do those of two women near the wicket.— Mark Bourrie (@MarkBourrie) June 21, 2022