National reporter at The Washington Post
RT @fivefifths: I sat down with this again this AM and was thrilled again, and all of you who haven’t read it already should get to it. @et…
RT @WesleyLowery: “The American creed has no more devoted adherents than those who have been historically denied its promises and no more f…
RT @rgilliescanada: Greg Wiener, a season ticket holder who was standing next to the officer, told The Associated Press the police are not…
Was double book that night and upset I couldn’t make this event. Excited to be able to watch it https://twitter.com/shelbygrad/status/1139608097536692225
RT @WesleyLowery: “The American creed has no more devoted adherents than those who have been historically denied its promises and no more f…
Trying to Celebrate with Your Basketball Team - the one you are literally the president of - After They Win the NBA Championship While Black https://twitter.com/kyleneubeck/status/1139569902912712704
“The American creed has no more devoted adherents than those who have been historically denied its promises and no more fair-weather friends than those who have taken them for granted” ⁦@AdamSerwer, again, insightful about this moment ⁩in our history https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/06/ahmari-french-orban/591697/
RT @fivefifths: I’m not just saying this because @AdamSerwer is a good friend and colleague, but if you can read this paragraph and not shi…
RT @AdamSerwer: The NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner won’t be prosecuted, and may not even be fired—depending on the outcome of his disc…
RT @Eugene_Scott: “While outrage came quickly, the bureaucracy of justice has moved at a glacial pace. Nearly half a decade later, Garner’s…
RT @WesleyLowery: It's been nearly 5 years since Eric Garner's death. In recent weeks NYPD held a disciplinary hearing for Officer Daniel P…
vanvleet and drake triumphing over klay and steph is the greatest moment in lightskinned sports history
championship parade drake is gonna be quite a day on this website
i'm so sad that starting tomorrow there are no more nba games for months
RT @Travis_Waldron: Read @WesleyLowery on how, five years later, the Eric Garner case, which helped spark the Black Lives Matter movement a…
RT @phillej_: The next day after #BrandonWebber was shot and killed by a US Marshal, large crowds of family and friends were outside of the…
RT @terri_rupar: "In the end, a case that sparked a national reckoning over race and justice will reach its conclusion in a largely semanti…
RT @jdawsey1: ‘I can’t breathe.’ Five years after Eric Garner died in struggle with New York police, resolution still elusive. Worth readin…
RT @markberman: Been waiting to read this one: @WesleyLowery dives deep into the Eric Garner case five years after "I can't breathe" -- and…
Testimony focused on two primary areas: a pedantic debate over police tactics (did Pantaleo use a chokehold? a seatbelt hold?) and analysis of the medical examination and Garner's cause of death (did that chokehold, or whatever it was, kill Garner?) https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/i-cant-breathe-five-years-after-eric-garner-died-in-struggle-with-new-york-police-resolution-still-elusive/2019/06/13/23d7fad8-78f5-11e9-bd25-c989555e7766_story.html
The contours of the case: prosecutors say Pantaleo used a chokehold, which are banned, that prompted an asthma attack and eventually Garner's death. Officer's attorneys say he never pressured Garner's neck, and his poor health was to blame https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/i-cant-breathe-five-years-after-eric-garner-died-in-struggle-with-new-york-police-resolution-still-elusive/2019/06/13/23d7fad8-78f5-11e9-bd25-c989555e7766_story.html
Most (if not all) of tidbits above came out via daily coverage. One reason I wrote long was to capture the many dramatic courtroom moments. Attorneys berating witnesses, the judge threatening to clear the room, etc etc. All important for the public record https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/i-cant-breathe-five-years-after-eric-garner-died-in-struggle-with-new-york-police-resolution-still-elusive/2019/06/13/23d7fad8-78f5-11e9-bd25-c989555e7766_story.html
Once Eric Garner was confirmed dead, an officer did paperwork to ensure his unit got credit for arresting the dead man. Despite finding just 7 packs of Newports on Garner, the officer filed a felony charge that applies to sale of 10,000 untaxed cigarettes https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/i-cant-breathe-five-years-after-eric-garner-died-in-struggle-with-new-york-polic e-resolution-still-elusive/2019/06/13/23d7fad8-78f5-11e9-bd25-c989555e7766_story.html
With Garner at the hospital, the precinct sergeant texted his boss -- who had personally sent officers to that corner that day to make a loosie sale arrest. Told that Eric Garner was likely dead, the NYPD lieutenant replied it was "Not a big deal" https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/i-cant-breathe-five-years-after-eric-garner-died-in-struggle-with-new-york-police-resolution-still-elusive/2019/06/13/23d7fad8-78f5-11e9-bd25-c989555e7766_story.html
Garner had interacted with one of the NYPD officers 2 weeks earlier and successfully talked his way out of a citation for selling loosies - was likely attempting to do the same thing that day. Pantaleo's presence was a twist of fate, he'd been eating lunch https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/i-cant-breathe-five-years-after-eric-garner-died-in-struggle-with-new-york-polic e-resolution-still-elusive/2019/06/13/23d7fad8-78f5-11e9-bd25-c989555e7766_story.html
Garner's traces directly to an order from NYPD brass to cut down on the sale of untaxed cigarettes. A clear example of "broken windows" or, as it's now called, "quality of life" policing creating a scenario that turns deadly for an unarmed black man https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/i-cant-breathe-five-years-after-eric-garner-died-in-struggle-with-new-york-polic e-resolution-still-elusive/2019/06/13/23d7fad8-78f5-11e9-bd25-c989555e7766_story.html
the 7 days of testimony surfaced many new details about this case, but very few members of the public were able to hear them (other than via media coverage). Because this was a disciplinary hearing, the transcripts and evidence exhibits aren't public https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/i-cant-breathe-five-years-after-eric-garner-died-in-struggle-with-new-york-police-resolution-still-elusive/2019/06/13/23d7fad8-78f5-11e9-bd25-c989555e7766_story.html
The fact that, 5 years later, the death of Eric Garner has not been fully adjudicated is an injustice for everyone involved. As was the semi-public nature of this hearing -- likely the only resolution to one of most significant events in NYPD history https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/i-cant-breathe-five-years-after-eric-garner-died-in-struggle-with-new-york-police-resolution-still-elusive/2019/06/13/23d7fad8-78f5-11e9-bd25-c989555e7766_story.html
It's been nearly 5 years since Eric Garner's death. In recent weeks NYPD held a disciplinary hearing for Officer Daniel Pantaleo. I attended each day of the trial - no cameras/recordings allowed - and scribbled down everything I could. Here's the result https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/i-cant-breathe-five-years-after-eric-garner-died-in-struggle-with-new-york-polic e-resolution-still-elusive/2019/06/13/23d7fad8-78f5-11e9-bd25-c989555e7766_story.html
have always found the concept of the mirror awards - where the media gives awards to the media for the media's coverage of the media - far more indicative of an industrywide issue than, say, the whcd
RT @justin_fenton: The GTTF hid their most egregious conduct. But what they were willing to put on body camera is instructive of what they…
RT @emarvelous: Something I didn’t expect to write today, but here we are: Ta-Nehisi Coates to testify about reparations before a House Jud…
on tonight’s Post Reports podcast, I talk with @martinepowers about the 5-year fight for justice for Eric Garner and preview a big piece I’ve got publishing tomorrow taking you inside NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo’s 7-day disciplinary hearing https://www.washingtonpost.com/podcasts/post-reports/i-cant-breathe-five-years-later-eric-garners-family-is-still-seeking-justice/
RT @WesleyLowery: This is an important thread. The evidence against the Central Park 5 consisted almost exclusively of thier confessions -…
the Baltimore PD gun task force scandal is one of the most sinister in modern American policing. Have been waiting for and can not wait to dive into this in-depth @justin_fenton series breaking it all down (might thread some things here as I read) https://news.baltimoresun.com/cops-and-robbers/part-one/
“Do you ever open your door so someone can come hit you in the face with a baseball bat?’” he said. “'So why would you read your Twitter mentions?’” https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/06/12/rick-reilly-sportswriter-trump-golf-critic/
One could argue that would provide an excellent journalistic argument against giving Linda Fairstein a prominent platform to address this case unchallenged. One could argue
If the Central Park 5 were prosecuted based on coerced confessions, it is a major indictment of Linda Fairstein - who has since built a lucrative legacy. Thus, Fairstein has no incentive to entertain, much less acknowledge fact that evidence suggests the confessions were coerced
If Linda Fairstein admits the confessions were coerced - which the 5 claim & an objective observer could conclude - she must also admit she wasn’t competent enough to see so at the time, she was blinded by rage or she knowingly prosecuted 5 children based on coerced confessions
This is an important thread. The evidence against the Central Park 5 consisted almost exclusively of thier confessions - which themselves contained major inconsistencies/a timeline and location specifics that could not have been true - given without legal or parental presence https://twitter.com/davidhth/status/1138441102422413314
Have always meant to dig back up this piece on Imari Ridley-Daniels, who watched CSPAN every day to see if Congress would pass an unemployment benefit extension (and the accompanying @jjsimonCNN video featuring a very young me in a very ill-fitting suit) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2014/06/24/as-millions-of-jobless-await-aid-new-unemployment-extension-bill-to-be-unveiled-today/
some of my first WaPo stories were on push for Congress to extend longterm unemployment. Never quoted, Linda Bennington Nolan, a FB mega-user in Missouri who rallied thousands of ppl for liberal causes, was crucial source. FB says she died today. RIP Linda https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/advocates-renew-efforts-to-urge-congress-to-extend-unemployment-benefits/2014/06/10/2224da50-eff0-11e3-914c-1fbd0614e2d4_story.html
"the best of the gap band" is the best album to write to send tweet
gorgeously written @RobinGivhan profile of Gayle King https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-irresistible-authenticity-of-gayle-king/2019/06/11/b597b172-8258-11e9-bce7-40b4105f7ca0_story.html
I have few recurring professional jealousies as strong as when a colleague gets an Alaska dateline: fascinating @sarahkaplan48 piece on biggest North Pole expedition in history - 300 scientists and a full year on a powerless ship in the middle of sea ice https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/national/science/arctic-sea-ice-expedition-to-study-climate-change/
sometimes at parties I propose alternative universe where Clinton resigns/removed over Lewinsky. I'm convinced it results (eventually) in a President Edwards (Gore, reelected in '00, McCain over Gore in 04, Edwards wins 08 - maybe w/VP Obama...and then the affair chaos) https://twitter.com/pkcapitol/status/1138105613555294208
This is horrible, heartbreaking news to start off the week https://twitter.com/mmfa/status/1138091466528628738
excellent reporting here (and I vow to spend tomorrow in the office figuring out which of my colleagues interviewed Karl Malone for this) https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/nra-money-flowed-to-board-members-amid-allegedly-lavish-spending-by-top-officials-and-vendors/2019/06/09/3eafe160-8186-11e9-9a67-a687ca99fb3d_story.html
I think this every game but...nba officiating is so SO bad
this is the most pro-union statement I think I've ever seen made by a media publisher - and completely unsurprising that it's coming from my friend @JRagazzo: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/unions-media-companies-and-tpm
RT @kimberlykindy: NEW: 13 “feel good” audits about FEMA’s disaster response efforts were retracted. Who was held responsible? By @reinlwap…
 
 
 
 
 
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