Friday, May 29, 2020

Twitter's Posting Policy:
Impersonating A Starbucks Manager: Bad.
Threatening To Massacre Americans: Not As Bad.

Just so we are clear on Twitter's posting policy:

December 2019: Someone pretending to be a Starbucks manager tweets that he forbids his employees from saying "Merry Christmas!" Twitter suspends the account.

May 28, 2020: Donald Trump threatens to have the US military massacre protesters in Minnesota. Twitter does not suspend his account. Although the tweet is hidden from view for "glorifying violence", Twitter is keeping the tweet accessible because "it may be in the public's interest".

Trump appears to use a direct quote from a Miami police chief from 1967. This has to be intentional, and likely fed to Trump by one of the many racists with which he surrounds himself
Headley's quote was published in a United Press International article on December 28, 1967. The UPI reporter described the police chief's "shotgun crackdown on Negro slum hoodlums".
This is war. ... [When it comes to] young hoodlums, from 15 to 21, who have taken advantage of the civil rights campaign, we don't mind being accused of police brutality. They haven't seen anything, yet. ... When the looting starts, the shooting starts.
Headley's officers were under orders to use shotguns and dogs during several days of rioting. When he died less than a year later, his obituary included this quote: "Felons will learn that they can't be bonded out of the morgue."



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