Changing the Mississippi State flag
I just emailed a bunch of people from the Mississippi government about changing the State flag
The current flag contains the Confederate battle flag, yes *that* one
There's some momentum for this to actually happen, and they already have a replacement flag designed with popular support
If you have any connection with the state of Mississippi and would like to help this happen, I can help you figure out who to email and what to say
videochat wasn't feasible for remote date night tonight so I wanted to do something as old school as possible, like maybe find a server with ytalk on it somehow.
wound up booting up the mud I used to tinker with back in college, and chatting in that. ahhhh y'all it was so much fun to have a little world I could just add weird goofy shit to whenever I wanted! I wish muds still had an audience.
Things I didn't know:
In Washington state, carbon monoxide detectors are required for most residences. Manufactured before 2013, they expire by design after 7 years and will no longer function (increased to 10 years in 2013), and will give a not-able-to-be-disabled end-of-life beep (every 30 seconds, for Kidde brand detectors) that I first assumed was a low battery warning. I'm guessing at this point, most people just take them down as an annoyance.
#Seattle, #WA: Accompanying the vigil are calls for amnesty for those arrested during this uprising. A banner hanging next to the memorial reads “Amnesty for all! No bad protesters. No good cops.” - Read more https://enoughisenough14.org/2020/06/09/seattle-wa-notes-from-a-martyrs-vigil-on-the-2nd-sunday/ #BlackLivesMatter #GeorgeFloyd #antireport
Cops appear to be tracking people at protests and scooping them up later in #seattle.
So yesterday Seattle Mayor Durkan “announced that police in the city are banned from using tear gas for the next 30 days.”
And tonight the Seattle PD with the National Guard used flashbangs, pepper spray, and tear gas on us.
Short video clip attached found on Bird Site showing the start of the cops’ escalation: https://nitter.net/sean_roulette/status/1269482617759383554
FREE CV-19 Testing in Seattle now avail for EVERYONE
The City of #Seattle, #KingCounty, and the University Of Washington are now offering free #COVID19 testing in two sites across Seattle. Drive-through testing is available, but you must first register online or over the phone.
Latest update is the cops are on the roof and appear to be deploying LRAD, while others appear to be getting ready to kettle the protestors.
The peaceful protestors who are supposed to be able to protest.
Seattle pol/Sawant calls for Durkan to resign
Kshama Sawant calls for #Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan to resign, says she will introduce City Council articles of impeachment if Durkan doesn't.
Folks calling for Durkan's resignation or removal: https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2020/06/05/43850720/progressive-leaders-call-for-mayor-jenny-durkan-to-resign-or-for-the-council-to-remove-her #seattle #blm #spd
Seattle: If you have video footage from the protests, here is an offer from someone to help you archive it properly (or do it for you if you can't), so that it can be used in future lawsuits against SPD etc.
A spokeswoman for Mayor Durkan confirms and clarifies to
@KIRO7Seattle "...the citywide curfew will end effective tomorrow, June 4, at 5 a.m. Peaceful demonstrators can continue to protest regardless of the curfew. "
It was a peaceful protest in Westlake Center, Seattle today until the Seattle PD started throwing concussion grenades, and pepper spraying and tear gassing ppl. But the cops pulled back just in time for one of their cars to get beautifully smashed and burned.
Thankful there were prepared folx setup for eye washing shit out for anyone who needed help after being sprayed.
There never was an Alphonzo P. Funkenstain.
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