Effective today, @MinneapolisPD@twitter.com will become the 1st major department that we know of to prohibit this kind of fear-based training. Attending or instructing an external training that relates to use-of-force will now require approval from our Chief. #mplsSOTC
@aes256thetic EBFE is a highly functional Civic Hackerspace. It can be done if the foundation is good. This year is the refoundation of NB where I'm trying to give a new foundation to build on top of.
I keep reminding myself it's a marathon not a sprint.
@pagrus yeah, a bit. We've been slowly rebuilding the community since a nuke went off in 2017 and everyone is still traumatized from that and giving disproportionate responses and weaponizing "safe space" to kick out long time members with the slightest microaggression, when we need to be teaching each other how to divest ourselves of those microaggressions. Lots of angry frothing, not enough Slow The Fuck Down And Work Together On Improving Ourselves As A Community
I'm so tired. Today someone said I'm harboring abusers at Noisebridge. Why do I even bother with that group anymore? Things were so nice until shit blew up a month ago and someone's DV was triggered, sending us into a death spiral of asking everyone to leave without slowing down and asking for help
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In this interview Pete Buttigieg says he's "troubled by" Obama's decision to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence. And he agrees Snowden exposed abuses but said "the way for that to come out is through Congressional oversight, not through breach of classified information."
**crosses name off list**
The Boston Globe on breaking up Big Tech falls into the trap of tech exceptionalism https://boingboing.net/2019/03/31/mind-control-is-bs.html
Specifically, Tenants Together and numerous costal DSA chapters protested the bills author for not having introduced it fast enough. Which to me is like shaming your friend that it took them so long to understand your arguments. Imho we should be welcoming support when it comes, not shoving it away only because it came late. But that's just me, an organizer.
i hack. ban me.
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