Happy Pride Month! Per the Washington Post, “‘Wrong, plain and simple’: 50 years after the Stonewall raid, New York City’s police commissioner apologizes”:
A half-century after the New York Police Department raided the Stonewall Inn — prompting a riot credited with sparking the modern gay rights movement — New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill apologized…
O’Neill was speaking at a safety briefing for Pride Month events. After his apology, there was extended applause.
In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, plainclothes police raided the Stonewall Inn, a Greenwich Village bar frequented mostly by gay men, with some lesbians and transgender people, as well.
For the patrons, raids and police harassment were nothing new. But this time, they decided to fight back. A crowd of hundreds soon gathered outside the bar and threw coins, rocks and garbage, briefly trapping the officers inside the Stonewall.
Reinforcements were called in to break up the crowd; in all, 13 people were arrested that first night. Unrest around the Stonewall continued for days…
Joe Biden no longer supports the Hyde Amendment:
Joe Biden reverses long-held stance in which he favored strict limits on federal funding for abortions https://t.co/bKgvTzZh9j
— Michelle Ye Hee Lee (@myhlee) June 7, 2019
There will be any amount of discussion about Biden’s choices / timing, but it’s objectively good news that he’s no longer defending a bad law that hurt mostly poor and otherwise victimized women. Especially since it removes one last prop from the ‘electability’ argument — If normal guy Joe Biden supports it, we can’t reject it!
Circular firing squad at the NRA:
New: The NRA has subpoenaed its ex-President (and current board member) Oliver North https://t.co/tqPCNGvcpr
— Betsy Woodruff (@woodruffbets) June 6, 2019
Kudos (again) to ProPublica:
— emily bell (@emilybell) June 6, 2019
Still to be done: Someone needs to slap Chris ‘Mad Bitcher’ Cillizza with a dead fish, repeatedly. His entire article — TBH, his entire career — is an eczema on the body politic…
Because the rap on her was based on an utterly stupid bad faith line of attack? https://t.co/MU4hcv2rnE
— Schooley (@Rschooley) June 6, 2019