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PBC News & Comment: DC Protest Amplifies Outrage Over Kenosha

57 years after King’s “I have a dream” speech, speakers at Lincoln Memorial amplify angry voices following cop shooting of Jacob Blake…–partly paralyzed, Blake is shackled to hospital bed

–corporate media outlets finally name and profile the victims of vigilante shooter, Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber

–Seattle-based Riot Kitchen caravan headed for DC, but diverted to Kenosha where they were harassed by local, federal cops and arrested

–coverage of the alleged shooter includes lots of right-wing praise

–ACLU demands resignations of Kenosha police chief and county sheriff

-Kenosha cleanup volunteers are erasing BLM graffitti

–former FBI agent Mike German exposes FBI’s top counterterrorism chief for ignorance of 2006 assessment of threat from white supremacists

–WNBA and NBA play will resume, after NBA players get owners to host voter registration at arenas

WashPost reports more confrontations between unarmed protesters and armed white militias

–new poll shows GOP attacks on BLM are undermining white support

–appeals court lifts Portland injunction on rights of media and observers at protests

–Facebook draws fire from many sides—including angry employees—over handling of posts and pages related to Kenosha

NY Times columnist exposes the right-wing dominance on Facebook

–in delayed process, Google permits ads with “blatant disinformation” about mail voting

–California secretary of state hires Dem campaign firm to promote mail-in voting

–at final night of Trump convention, Rudy spews hate, Ivanka loves her daddy, and the stable genius gives boring, hate-filled 70 minute speech, threatening that only Trump can solve the problems he’s created, with an iron fist

–almost all California GOP state senators are quarantined, as session ends

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

LA Times offers honest report about “vaccine-hesitant” Americans

–in war over vaccines, US levels new sanctions on Russian labs

–Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe resigns due to health problems

–John Kiriakou offers travel tips for Americans stopped at immigration

–in the “Build the Wall” scam, Steve Bannon copies Trump: don’t pay the contractors

–Jerry Falwell’s wife’s lover says Jerry was a voyeur, for sure