I'm the author of A Brief History of Vice. I do investigative journalism for @bellingcat and host the podcast Behind the Bastards for iHeartMedia.

Joined April 2010
General note: I am late, horribly late in some cases, in responding to a number of DMs and signal messages and otherwise. Recent family shit is making it difficult to focus on the work I normally do outside of my podcast. If you reach out to me I am unlikely to respond quickly.
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Dumpster fire outside the Apple store
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Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans) retweeted
The 48 hour window is in PPA’s contract. PPA was the first cop Union to stipulate “get your bullshit straight and line up your alibi” time in their contract. And then cop unions throughout the country were like “hey we kill people all the time and that would be real handy!”
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Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans) retweeted
Video of the kettle at Brooklyn Center Police Dept tonight, as it happened. Troopers surrounded the protest from all three sides, then burst from behind the fence protecting the station. It happened in less than two minutes. With @tw_estelle @themacweekly
They just kettled the whole protest. National guard rolled in from the East. People might have gotten away to the north, I couldn't see. Lots of arrests. @themacweekly
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Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans) retweeted
I’m outside the Brooklyn Center PD to freelance photograph the protests for Daunte Wright tonight. As I arrived, they declared the gathering an unlawful assembly. A stampede of people and cars ran/drove away as troopers, police, and the nat’l guard drove in on military vehicles.
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Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans) retweeted
Further update: We are sad to confirm that at least four of those killed in Thursday night's attacks are members of the Indianapolis Sikh community.
Our statement on emerging news regarding the shooting at the Indianapolis FedEx facility:
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On Monday, Knoxville Police Department shot and killed 17 Anthony Thompson Jr. News of this shooting hit national media and was presented as if Ant was a school shooter who shot a cop before another officer bravely returned fire. National media then stopped talking about it.
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Minneapolis doesn't look like a war zone. Soldiers in war zones rarely park that much equipment that close together. It is dangerous and pointless. Unless you know you're in no danger and want to scare people through sheer weight of equipment. Then it makes sense.
intersection of 3rd Ave S & 7th St S in downtown Minneapolis tonight. Again, the State of Minnesota has unlimited resources for military occupations of our communities & cities. At every corner, on every street. This state values the protection of property over residents’ lives.
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Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans) retweeted
This hard-to-kill idea that somehow a shooter is intrinsically better if they learn to shoot on iron sights first is something we need to kill with fire. It's objectively false. And it is overwhelmingly the "things were different in my day" crowd that can't STFU about it. Thread
Replying to @GenevieveChase
If you purposefully reject technology that makes you faster, more lethal, and increases your ability to hit targets at range, because you want to score cool points doing it old school, i definitely don't want you on my team. Troops are literally taught with optics now.
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Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans) retweeted
the number of employers absolutely refusing to bend to the market and raise their pay is astounding. get over it man. you're in the system, you can't control market forces
Sonic in Albuquerque says “No one wants to work anymore.”
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cool.
Media has been ushered to a checkpoint where state patrol is taking pictures of every journalist’s credentials and face.
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Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans) retweeted
A vigil for Adam Toledo in downtown Portland. Demetria Hester and other Black Femmes are leading this event
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Police in Chicago, doing the thing police do.
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As the march for Adam Toledo was dispersing Chicago Police snatched a protester and now all hell has broken lose. Police are clubbing demonstrators.
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It is every American's sacred right to own a gun but also if an agent of the state even thinks you're holding a gun they get to murder you on the spot.
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Joe Biden: if you scream at him enough, he'll be less shitty to refugees
BREAKING: After blowback from allies, White House says President Biden will move to lift Trump-era refugee caps next month. apne.ws/KurTw3k
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Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans) retweeted
Lots of police discourse on Twitter right now. Don’t really have anything to continue except that 30 members of the Asayîş just finished a 5 day community policing course about inspections, deescalating disputes, and further combating crime.
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All human beings, Police included, have the right to defend themselves from immediate deadly harm. Part of the problem is that our system gives Police extra rights, with no responsibility. Police have the right to kill when scared. Because their lives are worth more than yours.
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It is also worth noting that cops regularly plant fake toy guns on people to justify murders. Here is a recent story from Baltimore vice.com/amp/en/article/8xvz…
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