Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The toxic legacy of Britain's empire (video)

BBC News, History Reel, July 10, 2020; Pfc. Sandoval, Ashley Wells (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
The UK Goddess [of War]
(BBC News) The 2020 protests by the Black Lives Matter movement and controversy over some Confederate and colonial statues drew attention to aspects of Britain's imperial past -- and its horrible legacy. BBC News presenter Clive Myrie visited Bristol, where the statue of the slave trader Edward Colston was taken down. He considers how Britain's history of colonial rule is reflected today. VIDEO
Police abuse those who oppose police abuse.
The Salt Lake Tribune reported that some demonstrators spilled red paint on the road in front of the district attorney’s office and that others threw [empty plastic] bottles at police officers in riot gear [carrying military-grade weapons with instructions to kill at their discretion]. Officers [committed felony assault and battery as they] pushed [demonstrators] to the ground and hit them with [metal] clubs, and a police car rammed into a [demonstrator]’s vehicle that was being used as a barricade, the newspaper reported. More

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