Jamil Smith

Jamil Smith

Senior Writer, @RollingStone.

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Trump encouraging folks to violate state public-health orders is “good cause” for his removal from office, @JayInslee  told @AndyKroll . “I never thought I would live to see the day when an American president would urge American citizens to violate the law.”

@shameikmoore  You have no idea what you’re talking about. At the very least, I would encourage you to further educate yourself about urban poverty and the history of systemic racism and police violence in America before spreading more supremacist talking points to your considerable audience.

You have to know black history first.

The situation we are in is itself the insanity. Why don’t you recognize this?

Yes, any talk of her being vice-president should end now. But with the exception of some excellent reporting later in the race, @amyklobuchar ’s prosecutorial record in Minnesota went severely under-examined during this primary. That is on us in the press.

What we saw in Minneapolis, Louisville, and other cities tonight is what happens when authorities waste time talking around the real problems with policing. Forget looking for the “bad apples.” Any solution that isn’t about structural reform or abolition isn’t worth entertaining.

@bhagarty13  How has protesting peacefully solved this particular problem? That is the question I would have for white people, particularly those in power. Think about how the frustration and anxiety of folks not wanting to be killed by police can manifest itself. Wouldn't it look like this?

Tonight, @POTUS  just threatened to have law enforcement murder Americans. Which is how we ended up here in the first damn place.

(Fine, it was the military, and that was worse. But they'd be acting as law enforcement, so the point stands.)


All these folks worried about erasing history when the Confederate statues come down will be thrilled to learn about the existence of books.

An entire island full of Americans in Puerto Rico are without power right now, and @POTUS  is cursing out NFL players at his campaign rally.

Matt Gaetz thought it would be funny to wear a giant gas mask on the House floor to mock the panic over the coronavirus pandemic. Now one of his own constituents has died. Idiots like this have no business taking up space in jobs meant for public servants.

He never called the white supremacists who terrorized Charlottesville “sons of bitches,” did he? Some of them got to be “very fine people.”

Racism doesn’t just look like a white man in blackface or a Klan hood. Sometimes, it looks like a calling increased ballot access a “power grab.” My latest for , on Mitch McConnell, persisting nevertheless with voter suppression.

Breonna Taylor was only 26, and one of the heroes America is lifting up right now. She was an EMT working to save lives during this pandemic. But police shot her eight times in her apartment on March 13. @emarvelous  spoke with her mother and her sister.

This story from a survivor encapsulates how Republicans have used the 9/11 tragedy. went hysterical to get people mad at . But there is no debating this: she supports renewing the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund; he has yet to do so.

“Many sides” didn’t do this.

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Audio leaked to reveals telling attendees at a closed-door campaign event that ’s voter turnout operation “continues to concern us, especially if everybody uses and exercises their right to vote.” Read my report.