One police instructor who has taught 560 officers in recent years has joined one extremist group and supported other far-right movements. Others have echoed QAnon and other fringe conspiracy theories on social media, a Reuters examination found.
Rick Perlstein and Edward H. Miller
The New Republic
Why it’s foolish to think the modern GOP will ever break with its lunatic fringe. When Republican lawmakers had a chance to draw a bright line between their party and conspiracy theorists and insurrectionists, the vast majority voted to acquit.
Fascism is not just about violence. It’s also about politics. Today’s fascists are not embarrassed by their attacks on democracy. They apologize for nothing, ever. They are only embarrassed by the label of “fascist.”
Andy Mannix and Miguel Otárola; Jelani Cobb; Tony Williams, Leilah Abdennabi and Sheila Nezhad
The video of Floyd's death is horrific but not surprising; terrible but not unusual, depicting a kind of incident that is periodically reënacted. It's necessary and, pedestrian to observe that policing in this country is mediated by race.