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  • Austin police officer appeared to grope a woman's breast after pulling her over

    07/10/2020 7:01:20 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 29 replies
    Insider via Yahoo News ^ | 7/9/2020 | Inyoung Choi
    A video on social media shows a male Austin police officer appearing to grope a woman's breasts while performing a search following an apparent traffic violation. In the video, which circulated Tuesday, the woman, identified by police as Rosalinda Nuno Trevino, demands a female officer while the officer continues to search the woman in front of a parked police vehicle.
  • Law Professor Argues US Constitution Is Racist And Sexist

    07/03/2020 5:20:56 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 65 replies
    Summit News ^ | 7/2/20
    A law professor at the University of Texas-Austin has called for the US Constitution to be ‘updated’, claiming that it has ‘racist words’ and that it is written in ‘gendered language’. Writing in The Hill this week, Richard Albert stated that the document’s “gendered and racist words stand in the way of true reconciliation in this divided country and have no place in any modern society.” “The Constitution is replete with obsolete and outdated language that weakens rather than enhances the feeling of belonging that a constitution should generate among a country’s citizens,” the professor proclaims. The ‘racist’ part of...
  • Austin Protesters Storm Police HQ, Haul Down American, Texas Flags. They Also Burned Them.

    06/21/2020 7:13:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 67 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 20, 2020 | Bryan Preston
    This incident happened in Austin, Texas Friday evening. KXAN TV frames this story with the following headline: “APD officer says protesters pulled down and burned US, Texas flags”
  • Austin moves to stricter Stage 4 guidelines after surge in COVID-19 cases

    06/15/2020 5:33:36 PM PDT · by bgill · 19 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | June 15, 2020 | Bettie Cross
    Austin leaders announced Monday afternoon that Austin/Travis County is moving to Stage 4 (out of 5) risk-based guidelines for COVID-19. In addition, Austin's "Stay Home" order was extended to August 15. The changes are based on a surge in the number of new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. Dr. Escott says it's critical that the public wear masks and keep their distance whenever and wherever they go out. “Last week we had 799 new cases diagnosed in the Sunday to Saturday period. This represents a 90-percent increase as compared to the week prior,” said Dr. Escott.
  • Sunday News Roundup: Atlanta Riots, Austin De-Funds Police, CDC Pushes Panic Porn

    06/14/2020 5:22:20 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 33 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Here we go again. – Riots broke out in Atlanta last night after video emerged of another questionable police killing of a black man. Here is an excerpt from a report at Aljazeera, which sadly is a far more reliable source of actual information these days that most American media outlets: Atlanta’s Police Department on Sunday released bodycamera and dashboard camera footage of the attempted arrest and fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks outside a Wendy’s in Georgia’s capital on Friday. Officers Garrett Rolfe and Devin Brosnan attempted to arrest Brooks after questioning him and getting him to performing inebriation tests....
  • Austin City Council uses taxpayer dollars to fund group helping minors get secret abortions

    06/12/2020 7:07:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Live Action News ^ | June 11, 2020 | Nancy Flanders |
    Today, the Austin City Council in Austin, Texas, unanimously passed a measure to provide taxpayer funding to an organization that circumvents state law to allow abortionists to commit abortions on teenage girls without parental consent. It is illegal for a minor to undergo an abortion without parental consent in Texas, and it is also illegal as of September 2, 2019, (through Senate Bill 22) for a Texas state government entity to enter a transaction that would support an abortionist or abortion business. This law was born after the Austin City Council gave Planned Parenthood a government-owned building for just $1...
  • Antifa Protesters Charged with Looting Target Store in Texas

    06/07/2020 2:40:54 PM PDT · by DFG · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/07/2020 | Lana Shadwick
    Prosecutors in Travis County, Austin, Texas, charged three protesters affiliated with the leftist anti-government effort known as Antifa with looting a Target store. The alleged looting by the anarchists occurred during George Floyd protests on May 31 in the Texas capital city. Fox 7 in Austin reported the militants were arrested and charged with burglary, looting, and property damage at the Target store in Capitol Plaza. The Travis County District Attorney charged the Antifa terrorists following an investigation by the Austin Police Department and the FBI. Officials said the lo0ters caused losses of $20,000 in property damage and stolen goods...
  • Video: State police officer attacked by left wing mob. “Where are your white cop friends to save you”.

    06/06/2020 2:13:50 AM PDT · by grundle · 12 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 5, 2020
    https://twitter.com/DigitalForests/status/1269065327872225280
  • ANTIFA Terrorizes Black Police Officer In Austin, Texas

    06/05/2020 3:31:13 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Twitter ^ | 06/05/20
    Why is ANTIFA not being rounded up? https://twitter.com/Jali_Cat/status/1268973317974786048?s=20  
  • City of Austin websites go down, hackers take credit in protest

    06/04/2020 7:49:39 AM PDT · by bgill · 9 replies
    kxan ^ | June 4, 2020 | Billy Gates
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The City of Austin’s websites went offline early Thursday morning, and a group of hackers took credit, claiming it was a protest against the Austin Police Department. The hackers known as Anonymous said they were the ones who took the city’s website, austintexas.gov, offline. This morning it appeared to just impact the user-facing web pages. The outages were intermittent throughout the morning, specifically for austintexas.gov. KXAN contacted the Austin Police Department Thursday morning, and they said their systems were working as expected.
  • Protesters leave Austin PD toward city hall; Alex Jones’ infowars car (tank) shows up (video)

    05/31/2020 6:21:39 PM PDT · by rintintin · 14 replies
    The group of protesters is leaving APD and heading to City Hall Alex Jones showed up in his InfoWars car. VIDEO: https://mobile.twitter.com/ClaireMcInerny/status/1266820830660624387
  • Video: Rioters Burn Property of Homeless People in Austin

    06/01/2020 4:55:10 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 11 replies
    Summit News ^ | 6/1/2020 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Footage out of Austin, Texas shows rioters burning property belonging to homeless people on the street. One clip shows Antifa extremists dragging road signs, traffic cones and a mattress belonging to a homeless person into the middle of the street as they build a pyre to set ablaze. Another clip shows rioters setting fire to another homeless veteran’s mattress before they cheer and celebrate. Rioters take selfies in front of the homeless man’s mattress as he attempts to extinguish the flames. ...
  • LIVE: Protesters gather at Texas Capitol even after cancellation of planned rally, march | KVUE

    05/31/2020 12:16:44 PM PDT · by abb · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 31, 2020 | staff
    The Mike Ramos Brigade, the group that organized Saturday’s protest, asks people to still show up for Mike Ramos and George Floyd. This after the Austin Justice Coalition cancels today’s rally and march. STORY: https://www.kvue.com/article/news/loc... KVUE is Austin's ABC affiliate station and has been delivering local news for Central Texans since 1971. Today it is owned by TEGNA, Inc., which reaches approximately one-third of all television households in America. http://www.kvue.com
  • Austin Texas Protest

    05/30/2020 12:29:35 PM PDT · by abb · 99 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 30, 2020 | Loonar
    1,010 watching now •Started streaming 104 minutes ago
  • Graduate Student Solves Decades-Old Conway Knot Problem

    05/22/2020 2:44:42 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 89 replies
    Quanta Magazine ^ | 21 May 2020 | Ian MacLellan
    It took Lisa Piccirillo less than a week to answer a long-standing question about a strange knot discovered over half a century ago by the legendary John Conway. In the summer of 2018, at a conference on low-dimensional topology and geometry, Lisa Piccirillo heard about a nice little math problem. It seemed like a good testing ground for some techniques she had been developing as a graduate student at the University of Texas, Austin. “I didn’t allow myself to work on it during the day,” she said, “because I didn’t consider it to be real math. I thought it was,...
  • Tesla picks Austin and Tulsa as finalists for new factory just days after Elon Musk vowed company would quit California due to clash with officials over coronavirus reopening

    05/15/2020 11:37:22 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 15 2020 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Tesla has picked Austin, Texas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, as finalists for its new U.S. assembly plant, a person briefed on the matter said Friday. The person says company officials visited Tulsa in the past week and were shown two sites. It wasn´t clear if there were any other finalists in the mix. The person, who didn't want to be identified because the site selection process is secret, said no final decision has been made.
  • Coronavirus: Protesters line ‘body bags’ outside Florida’s state capitol

    05/15/2020 10:26:43 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 59 replies
    Protesters lined up body bags on the steps of Florida’s state capitol building Tuesday morning amid the coronavirus pandemic. They were in Tallahassee to encourage Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to listen to state and federal medical experts. The body bags symbolize the additional victims of COVID-19 that could result from relaxing shelter in place orders. A larger than life Donald Trump caricature dressed in a prison jumpsuit joined the protesters along with the grim reaper. This group calls themselves the indivisible movement. Members staged similar protests at the capitol buildings in Austin, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona Tuesday.
  • Texas AG warns Austin/Travis County about 'unlawful' COVID-19 orders

    05/13/2020 10:54:33 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 27 replies
    CBS Austin ^ | 5/12/20 | Jordan Bontke
    Houses of Worship: The letter states the county’s and the city’s order attempts to restrict essential services, including those provided by houses of worship. Contact Tracing: The letter states that Austin’s order “only seems to recommend for these restaurants to track their employees and customers, it forces restaurants into submission by threatening to release the names of restaurants who do not comply.” It goes on to say the city’s “Orwellian order raises privacy concerns and s also likely superseded by the governor’s order.” Masks: The letter states that the order issued in Austin says “all person over the age of...
  • Jetliner hits and kills person as it lands at Austin airport

    05/08/2020 7:12:39 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 80 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 8, 2020 | Brian Dakss
    A Southwest Airlines jetliner hit and killed someone as it landed at Austin's main airport Thursday night, authorities said. The Federal Aviation Administration said the pilot of Flight 1392 reported seeing a person on the runway shortly after the Boeing 737 touched down at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport at 8:12 p.m. local time. The carrier said the pilot maneuvered to try to avoid the person, whose identify wasn't immediately released. The driver of an airport operations vehicle subsequently reported finding the person on the runway. Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services said its personnel pronounced the person, an adult, dead at the...
  • Texas restaurant patron stuns with $1,300 tip on reopening day

    05/04/2020 11:18:50 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 04 2020 | Alexandra Deabler
    A restaurant in Austin, Texas, was treated to a generous surprise after reopening its doors to customers on Friday. The excitement was felt not only by Frog & Bull — which had been posting about the then-upcoming event throughout the week on its Facebook page, including videos showing the staff setting up the dining room and pictures of its newest wine additions — but by the patrons, who had turned out to support the business as soon as shelter-in-place orders expired April 30.