In 2000, a Haitan American man named Patrick Dorismond was standing outside a bar in midtown Manhattan. A plainsclothes cop walked up to him and asked him where he could buy crack.
“What are you doing asking me for that shit?” Dorimsond asked.
A scuffle ensued, for some reason. Another plainclothes cop shows up. At this point, none of the officers have identified themselves as cops. One of them pulls out his gun and shoots Dorismond to death.
Dorismond, a member of a prominent Haitian-American musical family, was unarmed.
It was already an ugly, horrific mess — an example of the routine excesses of policing that Black and Latinx people were subjected to in NYC — before
Rudy Giuliani, the mayor, weighed in.
John McCain voted at least six times to prevent divestment from apartheid South Africa and voted against making King’s birthday a federal holiday.
His campaign manager in the 2000 presidential race was an *actual* neo-Confederate who ran a magazine called Southern Partisan. https://t.co/2fsUsgggrQ
McCain voted to help sustain G HW Bush's veto of the Civil Rights Act of 1990, which would have made it easier for job applicants to sue employers for discrimination. It was the first time a president EVER successfully vetoed a civil rights bill.
McCain's stance on this bill even put him at odds with other *Republicans* on — the veto override fell one vote short, 66-34 — and put him on the same side of the issue as David Duke, who watched the Senate vote from the galley.