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  • California police seeking white man and woman who defaced Black Lives Matter mural

    07/05/2020 4:38:57 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 96 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 5 July 2020 | Doha Madani
    Police are looking to identify a white man and white woman who vandalized a city-approved Black Lives Matter mural in Martinez, California, on the Fourth of July. The woman was caught on video by onlookers as she painted over the words “Black Lives Matter” on the street in front of the Contra Costa County courthouse while the man appeared to film her on his phone. Authorities are asking the public to identify the couple so they may be “held accountable for their actions,” Martinez Police Chief Manjit Sappal said in a Sunday press release. “The community spent a considerable amount...
  • The first Black Lives Matter wave led to 2K extra black homicides — but new wave will be worse

    07/04/2020 4:52:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 3, 2020 | Heather McDonald
    It took several months for the first iteration of the Ferguson Effect to become obvious. Michael Brown was fatally shot by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in August 2014, triggering local riots and a national narrative about lethally racist police. Officers backed off proactive policing in minority neighborhoods, having been told that such discretionary enforcement was racially oppressive. By early 2015, the resulting spike in shootings and homicides had become patent and would lead to an additional 2,000 black homicide victims in 2015 and 2016, compared with 2014 numbers.
  • Minnesota Madness

    07/03/2020 5:49:24 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 18 replies
    City Journal ^ | 3 July2020 | Scott W Johnson
    The failure of the state’s leadership means recovery is a long way off in Minneapolis. On May 25, George Floyd died in the custody of four Minneapolis police officers. What followed was a terroristic crime spree in the Twin Cities. As the Star Tribune reported, the damage extended to 1,500 businesses and buildings in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Estimates place the damage at $500 million. This crime wave was largely inspired by the abandonment of the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct headquarters, and its subsequent burning, on the evening of May 28. This unparalleled act of political irresponsibility is attributable...
  • democrats thrive on the hate and violence and do not want it to end

    07/01/2020 3:05:22 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-01-20 | DrJohn
    democrats desperately want the hatred, rioting and violence to continue. They are motivated to see it go on. They profit from it. To wit: Chuck Schumer Blocks GOP Measure to Condemn Defunding PoliceSenate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) blocked a measure sponsored by Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) to condemn Democrat measures to defund police departments across the country. Cruz and Cotton tried to pass the resolution to condemn measures to defund the police by unanimous consent; however, Schumer denied the Republicans’ move to gain unanimous consent. Cotton said that Schumer “must want to defund the police.” Cruz said:...

    07/01/2020 10:55:56 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    Instapundit ^ | 7-1-2020 | Glenn Reynolds
  • Judge threatens gag orders, moving Minneapolis officer trials due to public comments on case.

    06/30/2020 12:07:15 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 14 replies
    Fox 9 ^ | June 29, 2020 | Staff
    MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - The former Minneapolis Police Officers accused of killing George Floyd made court appearances in downtown Minneapolis Monday where a judge set a trial date for next year and warned public officials to stop talking about the case publicly. The Hennepin County judge made it clear to public officials and family members of the victims and officers during the hearings Monday that he will move the trial out of Hennepin County if they continue to comment on the innocence or guilt of the officers involved in this case. “From this day forward, everyone has a warning,” the...
  • House Blocks Resolution Condemning Riots [semi-satire]

    06/29/2020 11:14:24 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Jun 2020 | John Semmens
    A resolution sponsored by Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla) "calling for justice for George Floyd and others, and condemning violence and rioting" failed to attract a single Democratic vote in support. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) pointed out that "law and order is the Republican knee-jerk response to the exuberant and robust protests on behalf of racial justice that have been taking place. The value of the property stolen, damaged or destroyed pales in comparison to the centuries of injustice that have stained America from the very beginning of time. The Democratic Party will not permit these lesser crimes from being...
  • None of this would have happened if one incompetent cop and his fellow officers had simply handcuffed the perpetrator and taken him into custody.

    06/28/2020 10:50:05 AM PDT · by Signalman · 122 replies
    self | 6/28/2020 | self
    If the officer involved in the Minneapolis incident with Floyd (and his fellow officers on the scene) had simply followed procedure, subdued the suspect, handcuffed him and taken him into custody, the riots, the burning down of businesses, the tearing down of statues, the shootings of police officers and all the other mayhem that's occurred over the past month would not have happened. I know I'm stating the obvious.
  • Democrats Can't Condemn Violence, Including Violence Against Police

    06/28/2020 8:35:33 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 27, 2020 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    What does defunding the police really mean? Well, just look at the looting and violence that happened when police were ordered to stand down during recent riots.
  • Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer care so much about #BlackLivesMatter they botch Floyd’s name over and over again (watch)

    06/26/2020 2:28:23 PM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 26, 2020 | Sam J.
    This is just painful. Every four years or so, Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have to pretend to actually care about racism and the Black community so they can continue to take advantage of that population for votes. C’mon, it’s not like they really care. If they did, you’d think they’d have done more for that community in the combined 70+ years these two dinosaurs have been in office. They can’t even get George Floyd’s name right. Watch.
  • Why Derek Chauvin May Get Off His Murder Charge

    06/23/2020 3:11:15 PM PDT · by Jewbacca · 77 replies ^ | 11 June 2020 | Gavrilo David
    he world has united in protest after a graphic video emerged showing a Black man dying under the restraint of a White police officer. The victim, George Floyd, was in clear distress. He was pinned to the ground by three officers, with one officer — Derek Chauvin — placing a knee on his neck. For over five minutes, he tells the officers that he is unable to breathe. George Floyd died as horrified bystanders told the officers they were killing him. The video is unquestionably horrific. But in our rush to condemn an aggressive use of force and pursue justice...
  • MIT chaplain forced to resign after citing George Floyd’s rap sheet to students

    06/23/2020 7:56:37 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 31 replies
    thecollegefix ^ | JUNE 22, 2020 | MATT LAMB
    The Archdiocese of Boston forced Daniel Moloney to resign from his chaplain role at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after students and alumni complained that Moloney brought up George Floyd’s past criminal history in an email to students. Although Moloney, a Catholic priest, was making an argument that Floyd’s past should not justify his death, the fact that he brought up Floyd’s rap sheet at all prompted some to protest the chaplain’s message to campus officials and file bias complaints over it. “George Floyd was killed by a police officer, and shouldn’t have been,” Moloney wrote in his June 7...
  • Ex-cop charged in George Floyd death accosted while grocery shopping

    06/21/2020 12:29:17 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 74 replies ^ | 6/21/20 | Aaron Feis
    Ex-cop charged in George Floyd death accosted while grocery shopping One of the four former Minneapolis cops charged in the murder of George Floyd was accosted by a fellow shopper during a recent supermarket trip, viral video of the run-in shows. J. Alexander Keung, freed Friday evening on $750,000 bail, was stocking up at a Cub Foods in the Minneapolis suburb of Plymouth when another shopper started recording on her phone and moved in. “What’s your name?” asked the woman as she approached Keung, 26, in the tense video posted by a user who identified the shopper as their sister....
  • Former NFL Star Herschel Walker Blasts Biden For Comparing George Floyd to MLK Jr.

    06/19/2020 5:12:57 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    The Lid Blog ^ | 18 June 2020 | Jeff Dunetz
    Former NFL Star Herschel Walker took aim at Joe Biden after the Democrat nominee for President said George Floyd’s death had a greater impact on the world than the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Walker, Heisman Trophy winner who started his pro career playing for the New Jersey Generals of the USFL, a team that was owned by some guy named Donald J Trump. After his three years in the USFL, the league went out of business so the running back moved to the NFL where he played for 11 years, most noticeably with the Dallas Cowboys. Biden’ s...
  • Liberal Groups Warn Biden To Cave On Key Issue — Or Else

    06/18/2020 9:43:38 AM PDT · by yoe · 17 replies
    National Insiders ^ | June 18, 2020 | David Kamioner
    On Monday, over 50 ultra-leftist fringe groups sent a letter to de facto Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden, insisting his response to riots in the wake of George Floyd’s death has been “far from sufficient.” They claimed his past legislative record in the Senate was lacking in proper adherence to their ideology and warned he could lose the election without the support of radical black groups.
  • Nancy Pelosi presents special ‘service flag’ to George Floyd’s family, sparks major outrage

    06/15/2020 2:10:18 PM PDT · by bitt · 54 replies
    lifezette ^ | 6/15/2020 | amy johnston
    Critics say the gesture was an 'insult to our service members.' Many Americans are outraged after seeing a picture of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) presenting an American flag to the family of George Floyd recently. The picture has been located on Pelosi’s official Twitter feed among a collection of photos involving the Floyd family, and has since been circulating across social media sites. Pelosi’s Twitter post reads, “Philonise Floyd’s heart-wrenching testimony to @HouseJudiciary left its mark on us all. May this flag, which flew over the Capitol on the day of his brother’s murder, serve as a symbol of...
  • Barbra Streisand gives Disney stock to George Floyd's 6-year-old daughter

    06/15/2020 10:12:40 AM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    cbs ^ | June 15, 2020 | Caitlin O'Kane
    Gianna Floyd, the daughter of George Floyd, is now a shareholder in Disney. Barbara Streisand gifted the 6-year-old with Disney stock, according to Gianna's Instagram. The post shows Gianna opening the special package the music icon sent her. Gianna received a letter from Streisand, stock certificates and two albums, according to the photos. "Thank You @barbrastreisand for my package, I am now a Disney Stockholder thanks to you.
  • Fire chief resigns; citizens call councilman into question

    06/15/2020 8:06:26 AM PDT · by Nifty · 10 replies
    Moultrie Observer ^ | June 12, 2020 | Bryce Ethridge
    MOULTRIE, Ga. -- News of former Moultrie Fire Chief Jeff Thibodeau’s resignation hit shortly before noon Friday with an announcement from the city. Thibodeau had been put on administrative leave on Tuesday, June 9, because of an “offensive comment” posted this past weekend on his personal Facebook page. The post included a picture of George Floyd...stamped with an alleged rap sheet. Thibodeau captioned it saying, “I’m just going to leave this right here.... ................................ In the wake of Thibodeau’s situation, however, some people have looked into Moultrie City Councilman Cornelius Ponder’s Facebook posts and called some of them into question...
  • Why Derek Chauvin May Get Off His Murder Charge

    06/14/2020 3:52:44 PM PDT · by marktwain · 136 replies
    Medium ^ | 11 June, 2020 | Gavrilo David
    The world has united in protest after a graphic video emerged showing a Black man dying under the restraint of a White police officer. The victim, George Floyd, was in clear distress. He was pinned to the ground by three officers, with one officer — Derek Chauvin — placing a knee on his neck. For over five minutes, he tells the officers that he is unable to breathe. George Floyd died as horrified bystanders told the officers they were killing him. The video is unquestionably horrific. But in our rush to condemn an aggressive use of force and pursue justice...
  • Pelosi Kneels Before BLM Wearing Scarf Honoring Slavery

    06/14/2020 2:45:51 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | June 14, 2020 | Daniel John Sobieski
    If you try to wear a Mexican sombrero or an Indian headdress on Halloween or to a costume party, liberals will try to shame you with the charge of “cultural appropriation” or stealing someone’s culture for personal benefit. Yet House Speaker Nancy Pelosi found no shame in wearing historic African dress, namely Kente cloth stoles, for her personal political benefit and that of the Democratic caucus to allegedly mourn the murder of George Floyd. When President Trump walks to a church burned by Black Lives Matter terrorists, liberals call it a “photo-op”. When Pelosi trolls for votes bt exploiting a...