On Sunday, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump vented his frustration with the media when he tweeted this (mis)understanding of the Constitution:
Of course, any fourth grader could tell you it is “freedom of the press” which allows the media to publish and broadcast what they wish. What’s truly sad is that this isn’t the first time Trump has shown he doesn’t understand the First Amendment. Continue reading →
Last Tuesday, 37 year-old Alton Sterling, a black male, was shot point blank by two Baton Rouge police officers while being pinned to the ground. Twenty-four hours later, Philando Castile, also a black male, was shot to death by police during a routine traffic stop. The aftermath of the shooting was live streamed on Facebook by Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond “Lavish” Reynolds, who was a passenger (along with her 4 year-old daughter) in the car when Castile was killed.
On Thursday night, five police officers were killed when a shooter ambushed a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas, Texas. Twelve officers and two civilians were also injured.
To say the country just ended a bad week would be one hell of an understatement.