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PBC News & Comment: On Juneteenth, Tulsa Confronts Trump’s Racism

Trump’s mob rally in Tulsa will follow reinvigorated Juneteenth celebration amid heightened racial tensions that could lead to violence, like 99 years ago…–Oklahoma Supreme Court reject legal efforts to stop the rally due to Covid risk

–video evidence surfaces of unprovoked Tulsa killing of unarmed black man by white former sheriff’s jailer at motel on June 6

–Trump tweets threats to “lowlifes” that might disrupt his hatefest

–LA sheriff deputies chased and shot to death an 18-year old security guard last night

–the apparent lynchings of 2 black men in California coincide with 3 other cases of black hangings in NYC and Texas, as nooses and hung effigy are found in Oakland

–in Louisville, termination process is begun for cop who killed Breonna Taylor, as every Atlanta cop gets $500 bonus from police foundation

–as NY tabloids amplify moves by Trump and Barr, 2 Brooklyn lawyers face 45 year sentences for lobbing Molotov cocktail that fizzled in abandoned cop car

–armed white vigilantes have been welcomed by cops at many protests, reports The Intercept

–top State Dept. official resigns in protest of Trump’s comments and actions

–correction: PBC was punked by satirical post about Trump and his bowels

–investigation opens into reported use of military spy planes over Washington protests

–NY City Council, after 3 years, finally passes measure forcing disclosure of its surveillance tools, after Mayor di Blasio flips to support it

–Trump says he will try again to end DACA, in compliance with SCOTUS ruling

–in sharp analysis of opinion by Roberts, Linda Greenhouse says the Court placed new obstacles for ending DACA

–in video ad aimed at white racists, Trump campaign fabricates CNN report and uses black and white “toddlers” as props

–as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pump cash to black interests, Kevin Roose in NY Times points out how poisonous their online platforms are

–federal judge slams Bolton over book censorship process, but says he can’t stop publication

–court packer Mitch McConnell installs his 38-year-old protégé on powerful appeals court

–our daily Covid-19 update, edited by Linda Lewis

–HHS cuts funding for lung treatments related to Covid

–Navy’s second investigation into outbreak on USS Roosevelt leads to different outcome: Capt. Crozier will not be reinstated

–in Los Angeles, federal judge orders City to find housing for up to 7,000 homeless people at risk for coronavirus

–in midnight vote at end of session, Tennessee Republicans ram through the most extreme abortion restriction, at 6 weeks of pregnancy

–facing reality over her bad record on prosecuting bad cops, Sen. Amy Klobuchar withdraws from VP consideration

–weekend reads: David Sirota on the Colorado Dem Senate race

–Ben Norton at The Grayzone on regime change plots in Mexico