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1. "RE: How Do You Feel About Black People Still Giving Trump His Photo Op?"
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I imagine to do the tough work, you have to make tough calls.
The pictures would be a dealbreaker for me, but I imagine Lee sees a bigger picture. He's doing the work, so I don't see how my words compare to his work.

From Shaun King:
Tomorrow, my best friend in the world, my dear brother @leemerrittesq is going into the lion's den to fight for families impacted by police violence and racial injustice on behalf of @grassrootslaw. ⁣

Many of these families will be going with him as he speaks in the Senate, meets with the Justice Department, and meets with the staff at the White House - including Donald Trump himself. ⁣

I don't know a single person in the world that cares more for the families that we fight for than Lee. He becomes like family, like a brother, like a son, like a father to families whose most precious loved ones have been murdered and maimed by police and white supremacists. ⁣

I also don't know a single person with more of a backbone, that will never buckle under pressure, that will always speak truth to power, rather that means in the Oval Office, or on the Senate floor, than Lee. ⁣

But I have to say something hard, that I know a lot of people don't wanna hear right now. ⁣

Lee is the attorney for the family of Ahmaud Arbery, for Antwon Rose, for Botham Jean, and for nearly 100 other families impacted by injustice in this country. ⁣

And I know that many of us are addicted to the Democratic Party, but I need you to understand something - we don't have the luxury of waiting until Democrats win to fight for justice. Hell - more than 2/3rds of Lee's clients are in cities controlled by Democrats and we can't get any semblance of justice for so many of them. ⁣

In some places, we have to work with Republicans to get justice. In Georgia, where Lee represents Ahmaud's family - EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN POWER on that case is a Republican. ⁣

The Governor. The AG. The DA. The GBI. ⁣

All of them. And Lee had to find a way to work with them, amicably, to ensure that the men who murdered Ahmaud were arrested. ⁣

And tomorrow is no different. ⁣

Please follow @leemerrittesq and give him some love and support. Tomorrow is a big day for him, for @grassrootslaw, and for what we are trying to push on the federal level. And it’s a big day for the families, many that never had cases that went viral, to finally be seen and heard.

I have a 400 year old chip on my shoulder.

...and a podcast
white nationalists vs EVERYBODY


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How Do You Feel About Black People Still Giving Trump His Photo Op? [View all] , Reeq, Tue Jun-16-20 06:03 AM
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fwiw you can do that without the rose garden photo op.
Jun 16th 2020
      I get it
Jun 16th 2020
           how can he NOT do it, tho?
Jun 16th 2020
That’s his job.
Jun 16th 2020
Yup. This pouting about Trump existing is anti-politics
Jun 16th 2020
apparently merritts appearance with trump might be falling apart.
Jun 16th 2020
This is why I think right wing genocide is fine
Jun 16th 2020
1. There’s millions of us
Jun 16th 2020
pure clownery
Jun 16th 2020
Trump prob thinks this is his "Mission Accomplished" moment...
Jun 16th 2020
looks like they didnt attend.
Jun 16th 2020
Right, guess we'll have to see if the pics come out
Jun 16th 2020
Most likely sign we're about to get a load of bullshit
Jun 16th 2020
Again, yall have to stop taking what you read on twitter as gospel.
Jun 16th 2020
RE: Again, yall have to stop taking what you read on twitter as gospel.
Jun 16th 2020
      And of course, that tweet is responded to by a bunch of crabs
Jun 16th 2020
           that looks like a bot directly copying a shaun king tweet word for word.
Jun 16th 2020
                *shrugs* I was going to cut and paste that language as well.
Jun 16th 2020
                     personally i wouldnt go.
Jun 17th 2020
For The Record: They Ain't Go For It
Jun 16th 2020
Full text of order (link)
Jun 16th 2020
This part is maddening to read
Jun 16th 2020
Looks like they're coming for Lee Merritt and Ben Crump now
Jun 17th 2020
I do t know about aLee Meritt
Jun 17th 2020
Feelings are one thing, but without replacements to offer...
Jun 17th 2020
      Personally, I just think there are better lawyers than him
Jun 17th 2020
you talking about stuff like this or something else?
Jun 17th 2020
      Why is it assumed she has no agency?
Jun 17th 2020
      I don't have twitter, must have been fb
Jun 17th 2020
Super wack of them but I wonder if they are just being strategic.
Jun 17th 2020
this nigga van jones mayne.
Jun 28th 2020
Bad look on his and CNN's part, wildly unethical
Jun 28th 2020
smh i remember when he launched this crazy attack on kamala harris
Jun 28th 2020
Prolly why he ended up getting a divorce.
Jun 29th 2020
we'll always have The Green Collar Economy :(
Jun 29th 2020
i dont. i find it beyond silly that our culture cares.
Jun 29th 2020
What ?
Jun 29th 2020

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