His name is Philando Castile. He was murdered by the police in Falcon Heights, Minnesota | 3CHICSPOLITICO

 

Philando Castile was stopped for a “routine ” traffic stop. AND NOW IS DEAD!! Asked for his information,  he volunteered to his murderer that he had a weapon, because he had a  permit. …

Source: His name is Philando Castile. He was murdered by the police in Falcon Heights, Minnesota | 3CHICSPOLITICO

Can We Handle the Truth?

We are a nation obsessed with fake news sites and conspiracy theories—which may very well be paving the way to victory for a president for whom fiction always trumps the facts.

Source: Can We Handle the Truth?

The explosion of fake news websites giving way to memes perpetuating untruths does more than just exploit readers for monetized clicks; it fosters a socially toxic mistrust of all media reports as politically biased fantasy, irrespective of the legitimacy (“professionalism”) of the outlets. One of the strangest examples of our current post-truth condition was a viral tweet claiming to show a female Trump supporter who’d been beaten up by “liberals.” There had indeed been violence at anti-Trump protests, but this image was not evidence of those altercations. In fact, it was Ash vs. Evil Dead actress Samara Weaving doing a makeup test. On-screen, the special-effects fakery is acceptable and even necessary to advance plotlines, etc. Remove the context, though, and what do you have? An illusion out-of-the-box becomes a corrupt political narrative.

NYTimes: Philando Castile Shooting Fits a Pattern of Violence Toward Blacks, Governor Says

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/08/us/philando-castile-falcon-heights-shooting.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

Before Black Lives Matter made this type of shooting to the front of everyone’s minds, can you imagine how many lives have been cut short by this type of execution in the last 55 years?