Jamil Smith

Jamil Smith


Senior Writer, @RollingStone.

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America’s pre-existing condition remains untreated. I wrote about the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers, the rebellion it has inspired, and how racism is working to kill black people — and the nation itself. My latest for @RollingStone .

The president tear-gassed American protesters—in the midst of a pulmonary pandemic—who pleading peacefully for police to stop killing black folks. And for what? To hold up a Bible. A taste of martial law mixed with theocracy, heaped on top of the usual helping of white supremacy.

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Those peaceful protesters want police to stop killing black people and for white supremacy to die. These are two goals Trump has opposed. No wonder he responded with violence. That he did so to wrap himself in Christianity, for some kind of theatrical absolution, seems fitting.

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@NNamison  You’re incorrect, or at least, being deliberately incomplete. The soldiers in 1992 weren’t performing law enforcement duties. Trump is explicitly saying here that the military will do the job that he feels law enforcement isn’t doing right now.

Funny. We feel the same about him.

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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.

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

What we’re witnessing, yet again, is what happens when police receive all of the tools of war and virtually none of the accountability for the violence that they perpetrate.

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.

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