Seth Meyers mocks Trump’s toddling ramp descent

[ad_1] Over two million cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the U.S., including more than 115,000 deaths. Despite this, President Donald Trump insisted on delivering West Point’s commencement address, with students who’d gone home to socially distance during the pandemic brought back to provide him an audience. Trump’s speech predictably didn’t have the aggrandizing…

The ‘Black Lives Matter Foundation’ has nothing to do with the Black Lives Matter movement

[ad_1] The Black Lives Matter Foundation raised millions of dollars in donations. But it is not associated with the Black Lives Matter movement that sparked worldwide protests against police brutality. BuzzFeed reports the “charitable organization” raised at least $4.35 million in early June, according to estimates. The Black Lives Matter Foundation is based in Santa…

Stephen Colbert roasts U.S. senators for only having one (or two) black friends

[ad_1] “The Senate GOP is like the kids in Peanuts,” said Late Show host Stephen Colbert on Wednesday. “They have one black friend, but he’s gotta sit on the other side of the table.” U.S. politicians are discussing police reform as protests against police brutality and racism continue, sparked by the death of George Floyd…

Trevor Noah tears into Trump’s lie about elderly protester injured by police

[ad_1] Donald Trump has made it pretty clear whose side he’s on. As protests against police brutality sweep America and parts of the world, the president has spent his time reassuring officers they won’t be defunded and angrily tweeting nonsensical conspiracy theories about elderly protesters. On Monday, he told a White House roundtable that 99…

Stephen Colbert explains why ‘defund the police’ doesn’t mean no cops at all

[ad_1] Widespread protests against racism and police brutality have now entered their second week, with a poll finding the Black Lives Matter movement has gained increasing popularity. As Late Show host Stephen Colbert noted on Tuesday, 53 percent of registered voters now support the cause, up from 42 percent at the end of April. “So…

‘Cops’ has been canceled at the Paramount Network

[ad_1] Looks like someone did some reevaluating. On Tuesday, Paramount Network announced it would no longer produce Cops, a half-hour reality series that takes camera crews on police ride-alongs and investigations. The news comes after the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police on May 25. Former officer Derek Chauvin, who has since been charged…

Does tech have the guts to deploy its resources against police brutality? – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The protests and unrest of the last week have produced enormous volumes of footage documenting police brutality and other crimes. Where is the platform for this important evidence to be collected, collated, and made public? If a major tech company doesn’t step up to the plate soon it can only be attributed to hypocrisy…