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    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/7/7/1958811/-Trudeau-Declines-to-Die-for-a-Trump-Photo-Op
    Trudeau Declines to Die for a Trump Photo-Op
    Dan K

    Canadian Primer Minister Justin Trudeau has quite wisely declined to risk sickness and death just so Trump can have a photo-op “celebrating” the new agreement between Canada, the US, and Mexico — which is pretty much the same as the old agreement, the most important part being that Obama’s signature won’t be on it. But Trudeau, having gone through a coronavirus scare with his wife — and being generally a sensible person — has decided his health, and the example he sets for his country, mean more to him than giving The Great Bully to the South another campaign prop.....
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    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/20...wn-Trump-s-invite-to-bathe-in-our-COVID-filth
    Justin Trudeau turns down Trump's invite to bathe in our COVID filth
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    Someone is butt hurt about Tulsa....and no they cannot ban this. This is more of their voter suppression tactic which is too funny.
     
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    https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/07/business/jeffrey-epstein-deutsche-bank-fine/index.html
    Deutsche Bank slammed with $150 million fine for failing to flag Jeffrey Epstein's shady transactions

    New York regulators fined Deutsche Bank $150 million Tuesday and slammed the lender for "mistakes and sloppiness" in its relationship with accused sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.

    Authorities said Deutsche Bank's "significant compliance failures" allowed Epstein to conduct hundreds of transactions totaling millions of dollars that should have prompted additional scrutiny.

    The penalties, which also relate to Deutsche Bank (DB)'s ties to scandal-ridden financial institutions Danske Bank Estonia and FBME Bank, are the first enforcement actions by regulators against a bank for dealings with Epstein.

    The New York State Department of Financial Services said Deutsche Bank failed to detect "many subsequent suspicious transactions" conducted by the late multimillionaire, who died by suicide in August 2019 while awaiting trial on federal charges accusing him of operating a sex-trafficking ring involving girls as young as 14 at his Manhattan mansion and his Palm Beach estate.....
     
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    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/20...chers-concerns-about-reopening-schools-safely
    Top Trump official makes a mockery of teachers' concerns about reopening schools safely
    Laura Clawson

    Donald Trump’s health and human services secretary, Alex Azar, basically mocked the concerns of teachers about whether schools can reopen without risking the teachers’ health Tuesday, saying: “Health care workers don't get infected because they take appropriate precautions. They engage in social distancing, wear facial covering […] This can work. You can do all of this, there's no reason schools have to be in any way any different.”

    More than 750 healthcare workers have likely died of COVID-19. That’s a far cry from “they don't get infected because they take appropriate precautions.” Appropriate precautions are not always enough. Appropriate precautions are also not always possible outside hospital settings (if they’re even universally possible in hospital settings), and schools are definitely not that.
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    Teachers point out that they already pay for basic school supplies year after year, and that their schools often lack adequate soap for normal hand-washing needs. Do we really think school systems that haven’t provided enough pens, paper, and soap for years are now suddenly going to come up with enough masks and hand sanitizer while facing coronavirus-related budget crises and, in many cases, having laid off teachers prior to bringing students back for what are supposed to be less crowded, socially distanced classrooms?


    Really?

    On Monday afternoon, National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen García pointed out a key gap in what the Trump administration is talking about when it talks about reopening schools:


    The thing that's especially infuriating is that the well-being of kids and the well-being of teachers are being pitted against each other because schools have been an afterthought in planning. Because the government—the administration in which Azar is the highest ranking health official—didn't get on top of the pandemic early; because those months of total shutdown were basically wasted as far as testing capacity and planning for a safe reopening; because all those bars have opened up, driven by Azar’s boss’ push for the appearance of economic health over public health; and because Trump, his top officials, and the governors who follow his lead haven't emphasized responsible behavior.

    All those things that didn't happen now come crashing down on the heads of teachers and kids and parents, added to state and local governments that aren't listening to teachers. Huge bailouts to private companies like airlines, layoffs for teachers—and then the teachers who are left are supposed to somehow figure out how to do even more than they were already doing. Schools should have been able to reopen in some serious capacity. It's just that the U.S. has spent the last four months making it impossible for that to happen and now is pretending that isn't the situation.

    Azar was right, though. There’s no reason to think schools will be different from health care—and that’s what’s scary.

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    I said it before and I'll say it again that'll be safe for kids to go back to school when it's safe for Manafort to go back to prison.
     
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    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/20...lasts-NY-Times-for-not-Calling-Trump-a-Racist
    Rubin Blasts NY Times for not Calling Trump a Racist
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    Jennifer Rubin gets a lot of flack here over the suspicion that she isn’t really on our side, she’s just against Trump, and will go back to screeching at us the way she screeches at him now. That’s possible, maybe even probable. But let’s not be so suspicious that we miss a few things. First is that she really does hate Trump with a passion equal to any of us here. Right-wingers and libertarians who wouldn’t give us the time of day may at least give her a second read. Second, we like to hammer on the fact that Trump is INcapable of learning from past mistakes, of changing his mind, of growing better as he grows older, while at the same time we praise Biden for be able to do all those things. We should at least extend Rubin the courtesy of allowing that she too may be capable, and give her a chance to prove it. Third, she is increasingly burning her bridges to the ultra-conservative community, as in this latest column, in which she takes on that bete-noire of conservatives everywhere, the New York Times, for not being tough enough on Trump.

    Let’s not mince words. Trump is racist.

    Racists and liars are enabled and protected from accountability when the media mince words in describing their language. It is those who are already the victims of racial injustice, brutality and persecution who are hurt the most when the media bob and weave, sidestepping unpleasant but true descriptions of their oppressors. I pray we will finally respond to protesters’ demands for racial justice, but in the meantime, can we at least be clear about the identity and tactics of their persecutors?

    Anderson Cooper of CNN, she points out at the start of the column, has no qualms whatever about calling out His Malignancy for what he is.

    “He’s spending his time to trying to distract now with racist and jingoistic talk. He’s just leaning full into the racist he’s long been; he’s just letting us see it more clearly now than ever before.” That was Anderson Cooper on CNN Monday night. Clear declarative sentences that accurately label the president’s words. Is it so hard for others to do the same?

    The Times, however, just can’t stop pussyfooting:

    “For many Republicans who are watching the president’s impact on Senate races with alarm, his focus on racial and cultural flash points — and not on the surge of the coronavirus in many states — is distressing.” This was how the New York Times obliquely described Trump’s defense of the Confederate flag, his attack on African American NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace, his rants against peaceful protesters seeking to halt the murder of African Americans by police and his insistence that some Americans are out to destroy the country. I don’t know what it means to “focus on racial and cultural flash points.”

    And Rubin isn’t putting up with it:

    Trump is not conducting a seminar on race and culture. He is not calling attention to violence against racial minorities. He is making racist statements and venerating racist symbols. Period.

    And she lectures the Times on basic journalism ethics:

    Journalists should not construct tortured sentences to make racism appear as an unfortunate and perhaps accidental byproduct of his rhetoric. Try diagramming this sentence from the Times: “Mr. Trump has sought to stoke white fear and resentment, portraying himself as a protector of an old order that polls show much of America believes perpetuates entrenched racism and wants to move beyond.” That verges on self-parody. “Trump fans racism.” Period.

    She doesn’t mention the Washington Post, not because they’re her employer, but because they publish headlines like these, which I picked up in a quick search in the past 7-10 days:

    What 11 Republican senators had to say about Trump’s racism

    Trump’s push to amplify racism unnerves Republicans who have long enabled him

    Trump is running an openly racist campaign

    A massive repudiation of Trump’s racist politics is building

    Etc.

    A similar search of the New York Times archives for the past month looking for “racist Trump” yielded 10 results, including the most recent, from July 2:

    Trump’s Re-election Message Is White Grievance

    But even Michelle Goldberg didn’t call Trump a racist himself, just that he appeals to racists and uses racism.

    Half the point of this diary is that the Times is indeed tiptoeing around the elephant in the room (and sliding all the time into elephant dung). But we’ve all known that. The other half point is that Rubin is saying all the right things, things that are not sitting well with her former constituency. We should accept it as genuine and encourage her to continue. Once Biden and the Democrats take over, we’ll watch to see what she does then.

    In the meantime, Go Jennifer!
     
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    Jabin Botsford @jabinbotsford President @realDonaldTrump notes during a roundtable discussion on the Safe Reopening of America’s Schools in the East Room at the White House today. #trumpnotes #trump #blm #BlackLivesMatter 4:53 PM · Jul 7, 2020
     
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    https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/506290-trump-says-gop-flexible-on-convention-plans
    Trump says GOP 'flexible' on convention plans

    President Trump said Tuesday that Republicans are “flexible” with respect to holding a full convention in Jacksonville, Fla., amid a rising number of coronavirus cases in the state.

    “We’re always looking at different things,” Trump told Greta Van Susteren, host of “Full Court Press,” in an interview Tuesday.

    “We went to Florida, and when we went, when we signed a few weeks ago, it looked good and now all of a sudden it’s spiking up a little bit and that’s going to go down. It really depends on the timing. Look, we’re very flexible, we could do a lot of things, but we’re very flexible,” Trump continued....
     
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    https://www.axios.com/mary-trump-bo...als-c1635cb1-d1b0-48e0-b816-72d270170796.html
    Mary Trump book: How she leaked Trump financials to NYT

    In her new memoir, President Trump's niece reveals how she leaked hordes of confidential Trump family financial documents to the New York Times in an effort to expose her uncle, whom she portrays as a dangerous sociopath.

    Why it matters: Trump was furious when he found out recently that Mary Trump, a trained psychologist, would be publishing a tell-all memoir. And Trump's younger brother, Robert, tried and failed to block the publication of "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man."

    • Axios obtained a copy ahead of the expected release later this month.
    Behind the scenes: In what reads like a scene out of Spotlight, Mary Trump tells the story for the first time of how she secretly gave the New York Times much of the source material for its 14,000 word investigation of how "President Trump participated in dubious tax schemes during the 1990s, including instances of outright fraud, that greatly increased the fortune he received from his parents."

    • Mary Trump writes that in the spring of 2017, her doorbell rang. "When I opened the door, the only thing that registered was that the woman standing there, with her shock of curly blond hair and dark-rimmed glasses, was someone I didn't know. Her khakis, button-down shirt, and messenger bag placed her out of Rockville Center."
    • "Hi. My name is Susanne Craig. I'm a reporter for the New York Times."
    Mary Trump says she initially turned Craig away, telling her that she didn't talk to reporters and it was "so not cool" that she was showing up at her house.

    But Craig persisted, giving Trump her business card and later following up with a letter "reiterating her belief that I had documents that could help 'rewrite the history of the President of the United States,' as she put it."

    • After a month of sitting on her couch, scrolling through Twitter, and growing increasingly agitated as "Donald shredded norms, endangered alliances, and trod upon the vulnerable," the president's niece picked up Craig's card and called her.
    • What follows is one of the most vivid passages in the book. Mary Trump reveals how she smuggled a motherlode of financial documents out of the law firm, Farrell Fritz.
    • "At 3:00, I drove to the loading dock beneath the building, and nineteen boxes were loaded into the back of the borrowed truck I was driving since I couldn't work the clutch in my own car."
    • "It was just beginning to get dark when I pulled into my driveway. The three reporters [from the New York Times] were waiting for me in David's white SUV, which sported a pair of reindeer antlers and a huge red nose wired to the grill."
    • "When I showed them the boxes, there were hugs all around. It was the happiest I'd felt in months."
    • The president's niece goes on to recount conversations with the president's sister, who suspected other members of the family were guilty of leaking to the Times.
    Mary Trump's bottom line: Her book is laced with guilt and her motivations appear to be to alleviate that feeling. "It wasn't enough for me to volunteer at an organization helping Syrian refugees," she writes. "I had to take Donald down."

    What they're saying:

    Mary Trump and her book’s publisher may claim to be acting in the public interest, but this book is clearly in the author’s own financial self-interest. President Trump has been in office for over three years working on behalf of the American people – why speak out now? The President describes the relationship he had with his father as warm and said his father was very good to him. He said his father was loving and not at all hard on him as a child. Also, the absurd SAT allegation is completely false.— White House deputy press secretary Sarah Matthews
     
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    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/20...-and-he-s-offering-it-to-the-nation-right-now
    Joe Biden has an actual plan for handling COVID-19, and he's offering it to the nation right now
    Mark Sumner

    Joe Biden may be 119 days from being elected president, but that isn’t stopping him from trying to help the nation right now. From the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, Donald Trump has downplayed the seriousness of the disease, criticized governors who have taken action to save citizens, hawked ineffective snake oil, and bragged about what a great job he’s doing. Through it all, Trump has resisted providing any real national plan. He’s made it clear that he doesn’t want to run testing stations “in some parking lot.” He doesn’t want states asking for supplies because the federal government “is not a shipping clerk.” And when it comes to anything COVID-19 related, Trump has made it clear that coming to the federal government is “the last resort.”

    Oddly enough, Joe Biden believes that a nation should have a national plan. And unlike the Republican alternative to Obamacare—still missing in action after over 8 years—Biden’s COVID-19 plan actually exists. In fact, Biden is offering up the plan right now, and telling Donald Trump he can use it all. Because Biden’s plan would actually save American lives and American incomes.
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    A quick look at Biden’s plan shows that it’s exactly the kind of thing that healthcare professionals have been asking for since January. Which is absolutely not a bad thing. Rather than leading by his “great instincts,” Biden’s plan shows that he’s willing to listen to experts, act rationally, and use the power of the presidency to make things better for America. It’s almost like … leadership.

    Here’s what Biden’s offering:
    • A national program of free, regular COVID-19 testing for everyone, managed by a Pandemic Testing Board that would coordinate the data and provide consistent access. This includes expanding drive through test sites and test availability until no one has to wait, or to expose themselves to potential risk, to be tested for COVID-19. That compares with Trump’s complete withdrawal of the pitiful few federally-managed test sites, the irregular, and unpredictable testing provided by many states, and results that are so difficult to obtain or so slow in coming that they’re worthless.
    • A national program of contact tracing that starts with at least 100,000 new hires and is dedicated to doing nothing but tracking COVID-19 cases, their contacts, and their progress through the healthcare system or in self-isolation. This would work in conjunction with states that are currently throwing up their hands at the impossibility of working through contacts with the available resources. Compare to nothing at all from Trump’s side, because apparently the federal government isn’t a clerk, or a manager, or worth a damn thing with Trump in charge.
    • A consistently managed, sustainable supply chain for PPE, test kits, and safety gear for healthcare workers. Four months into the pandemic, states are again complaining that masks, gowns, gloves, and face shields are all in short supply, just as cases are surging. Compare to Trump, who has set state against state, and dispatched arbitrary amounts of supplies, often punishing blue states for not praising him sufficiently by denying them needed supplies.
    • A team dedicated to looking ahead to needs that may crop up in the future, rather than just addressing the requests of states at the moment. Compare this with … whatever Jared is doing at the moment.
    • A national promise to provide healthcare workers with:
      • priority access to supplies of PPE.
      • additional pay for placing themselves at risk.
      • free housing to workers coming into crisis points.
      • information hotlines and trustworthy on-line consultation.
      • emotional-health support and psychological first aid with a promise that seeking help will not impact future employment.
      • emergency leave for workers who get sick, or need to care for a sick family member.
      • and no, there’s no comparison for any of this.
    • A coordinated global effort to develop treatments and vaccines that doesn’t depend on “a hunch” about any drug, doesn’t involve taking the U.S. our of the World Health Organization, and doesn’t involve the U.S. trying to buy drug manufacturers to deprive other nations of access. Compare with the opposite. Biden is promising to immediately restore the U. S. association with and commitment to the World Health Organization.
    • A guarantee that therapies and vaccines for COVID-19 will be made available to everyone, without allowing price gouging that limits benefits to the wealthy. Compare with … have you seen the price of remdesivir?
    • Consistent national guidelines for reopening businesses and schools that include protections for worker safety, guaranteed sick leave, and guaranteed leave for those caring for a family member. Biden’s plan would also provide systems by which consumers could know that stores were following safety guidelines and were “Safer for Shoppers” while providing small businesses with a “restart package” that would help them retain existing workers and hire new workers while dealing with necessary changes to their business. Compare with chaos, no guidelines, and shoppers being bullied for wearing a mask.
    • Finally, Biden’s plan would recognize something that Republicans keep saying—older Americans are at greater risk. But rather than treating this as an excuse to kill grandma to save Wall Street, Biden offers additional funding and testing to the elderly so that they can safely obtain the things they need and get care without facing increased risk.
    Imagine if all of this had been implemented in May. Imagine if it had been implemented in March. Imagine if the plan had been spelled out in January and phased in as required.

    America might now be mourning the two or three thousand who died in the COVID-19 peak that was crushed by national contact tracing in April. Shoppers would be visiting stores safely. Schools would be talking about reopening sensibly, knowing exactly the number of active cases in their area and that there were resources available to help them address any risk.

    Compare with … Naw. Let’s just vote, so we don’t have to compare.
     
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    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/20...y-Two-Short-Films-About-Confederate-Monuments
    Thirty Two Short Films About Confederate Monuments
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    Shit, even I can’t tell the difference between this blog and the last one anymore. I feel like “instead of fighting the coronavirus, President Crotchrot opted to unleash a racist tirade reminiscent of that one time Grandad got your whole family banned from Denny’s for life” would pretty much cover the major headlines from any given day these last few weeks. Well, let’s dive in anyhow, who knows what fresh hells await us…
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    This might seem like a weird question, but of my audience...how many of y’all are Confederate monuments? I only ask because the current sitting President’s re-election campaign seems to be laser-focused on your needs, and curiously uninterested in the affairs of the living (chump) humans who’re dying of COVID-19 by the tens of thousands.


    Maybe we should start thinking strategically here. Maybe instead of tearing these statues down, we should USE them. Y’know, install a hidden speaker, hook it up to a recording that goes “I’m Nathan Bedford Forrest, and I think we should FUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD!” Make Doc Dotard’s latest delusional obsession work for us, see? ....
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    Facing the sort of polling that makes you hope, for Mark Meadows’ sake, that the West Wing stocked up on adult diapers before the pandemic hit, Tangerine Idi Amin spent Independence Day weekend skulking around the country, periodically delivering long, boring, hate-drenched teleprompter speeches about...****, I can’t pay attention when he drones on and on like that, about whatever fabricated horrors he wants his idiot base to fear and loathe this week. One of them was apparently at Mount Rushmore. Whatever.


    As these speeches demonstrate, Stephen Miller’s ongoing attempts to be uplifting and inspiring are going about as well as you’d expect, considering his soul is made of chewed gum and the concentrated self-loathing of every subpar white dude in American history. You wouldn’t hire Seb Gorka to adapt Mr. Smith Goes to Washington into a musical, is all I’m saying. ....
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    Anyway, if America really is as shitty as the apocalyptic hellscape you’re so desperate to paint, why the **** would we re-elect the incompetent crotch sniffers who haven’t done anything about it after three years in power? AMERICAN CARNAGE PART DEUX: Still Completely ****ed, Better Hire Me to Golf Some More. ....
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    I see Mike “the Turkish Delight” Flynn celebrated his successful perversion of the American justice system by pledging allegiance to the dangerous, y’all-don’t-even-VISIT-reality-anymore-do-ya? QAnon movement, which is...I mean, we get some pretty zany news ‘round these parts, but let’s back up for a minute and acknowledge how insane this is. Dude was the NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR. Maybe the biggest scandal in a life that’s basically a scandal sandwich using two slices of scandal for bread is that a drooling maniac like this was ever entrusted with any classified intelligence at all, let alone hired by a know-nothing novice to run the entire national security apparatus for him. Holy ****balls.....
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    Alas, we have been thwarted by the clever propagandists at Fux Nooz yet again, comrades! In cropping the leering image of Lil’ Donnie Two-Scoops out of a photograph with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, they have forever destroyed any connection between the world’s two most famous sexual abusers in the public mind! These masters of disinformation certainly didn’t draw exponentially more attention to the Trump-Epstein connection with their clumsy stunt, and now the truth is fore’er lost. Leaving Melania in the picture was a particular stroke of genius, because...um...becaaaauuuuuuuuse LOOK, A SQUIRREL! (scampers away.).....
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    Anyhoo, the idea seems to be that voters will forget about the fact that they can’t go to a movie or a restaurant without risking their lives and instead percolate in rage that folks're tearing down monuments to a defeated army that waged war on the United States. Now, this is the fruit of very same brain that installed Ben Carson at HUD, so we’re actually seeing a fairly consistent level of problem-solving prowess here.....
    .....
    South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem certainly seems happy to sing from whatever hymnal her Turd Emperor drops in front of her, dutifully bellowing some tortured horseshit about how taking down these statues somehow “discredits” the nation’s “founding principles,” apparently in some Super Secret Extra-Discredit-y Way that’s even worse than (checks notes) treasonously taking up arms against the nation and its principles, and ultimately getting your ass absolutely ****ing BEAT......
    …….
    Still, let it not be said that Pumpkin Spice Pol Pot’s reality-challenged messaging isn’t trickling down to the freedumb-crazed mob; how else do you explain the doofus militia that showed up to an obviously phony flag-burning jamboree at Gettysburg, ready to do battle with the Still Fictitious Antifa Hordes That Never Show Up Because They Don’t Exist. Folks, if it ever does come to civil war, I feel like we’ll be able to take care of these guys with a couple of phony Facebook groups and one cartoonishly large sheet of flypaper.....
     
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    Two accused of painting over Black Lives Matter mural charged with hate crime

    Two San Francisco-area residents accused of painting over a "Black Lives Matter" mural are facing hate crime charges.

    Nicole Anderson, 42, and David Nelson, 53, both of Martinez, were charged Tuesday with three misdemeanor counts, including a hate crime violation, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

    The July 4 incident was captured on video that shows a woman splattering black paint on the yellow block letters on a downtown Martinez street and then using a roller to cover some of the letters in the mural, which was city approved......
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    Police confirmed that the two people seen in that video are Anderson and Nelson, a spokesman for the district attorney's office said. Anderson painted over part of the mural, and Nelson "directly aided in the alleged criminal conduct," the district attorney's office said.

    Both are charged with violation of civil rights; vandalism under $400; and possession of tools to commit vandalism or graffiti; which are all misdemeanors, according to the district attorney's office.

    Police have said that the mural was completed on July 4, and that both went to the mural with the purpose of painting over it.

    If convicted, they face up to a year in county jail.

    "We must address the root and byproduct of systemic racism in our country. The Black Lives Matter movement is an important civil rights cause that deserves all of our attention,” County District Attorney Diana Becton said in Tuesday's statement.

    "The mural completed last weekend was a peaceful and powerful way to communicate the importance of Black lives in Contra Costa County and the country," Becton said. "We must continue to elevate discussions and actually listen to one another in an effort to heal our community and country.”

    Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder said in a statement Tuesday that permission was granted to the group Martizians for Black Lives to paint the mural on July 2.

    That request was made after what the mayor described as "anti-black hateful flyers" that threatened harm against Black Lives Matter supporters were found downtown on June 27......

    "Approval of the use of our streets sends a message to all that African-Americans and other people of color are equal members of our community and hateful rhetoric will be actively rejected by our City," the mayor said.
     
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