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  • Death and Double Standards in California

    07/08/2020 5:41:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jul 8, 2020 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Black male murder suspect, white female victim - but no hate crime, racism, or even protests of “gun violence.” Last week, the family of Amber Clark, a librarian murdered in 2018, filed a lawsuit against the Sacramento Police Department and the Sacramento County District Attorney. Attorneys for the family claim there was “no disclosure of any information” about the gun used in the crime, how the suspect Ronald Seay was able to procure the weapon, and “very little explanation” as to why the police and district attorney wanted to keep the information from the victim’s family. The June 30 filing...
  • MISSOURI ASSAULT Sucker Punch on Dancer GETS MAN CHARGED WITH 2 FELONIES

    07/06/2020 8:11:30 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 55 replies
    Tmz ^ | July 6, 2020
    The victim's mom, Stephanie Hagler, tells TMZ ... she hopes once Moore's arrested, nobody posts his bail. In a perfect world, Moore wouldn't get bail. That being said, she says, "I appreciate the police department for taking the case so seriously, and I know my son appreciates it too. I don't think I will feel any relief until he is arrested. As of now it's just words on paper there hasn't been any real consequence." The man who shot the video, Michael Curry, tells us Moore MUST be arrested because "anyone who's willing to hit a kid like that, there's no telling...
  • 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.
  • Neighbors Sign Letter Condemning St. Louis Gun-Bearing Couple (McCloskey's)

    07/02/2020 7:43:47 PM PDT · by rxsid · 121 replies
    https://www.nbcchicago.com ^ | 07.02.2020 | Becca Wood
    Neighbors Sign Letter Condemning St. Louis Gun-Bearing Couple Nearly three dozen residents have signed the letter After a St. Louis couple wielded guns from their front yard at a Black Lives Matter protest, dozens of neighbors sign a letter condeming [sic] their actions....Since the incident, around three dozen neighbors who live on Westermoreland Place, where the McCloskey's also dwell, have signed a letter condemning the actions of the couple. The letter explains that Westermore Place and the adjoining street Portland Place are historic neighborhoods with the City of St. Louis representing many walks of life."As the undersigned, we condemn the...
  • St Louis prosecutor says she might overrule police and CHARGE lawyer couple who brandished firearms at protesters outside their mansion after they said they 'feared for their lives'

    07/01/2020 5:16:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 1, 2020 | Frances Mulraney
    The leading St. Louis city prosecutor is considering pressing charges against a Missouri lawyer couple after they were seen brandishing guns at protesters outside their $1.15million mansion. Mark McCloskey, 63, and his wife Patricia McCloskey, 61, were seen in multiple videos and photos on Sunday evening touting an AR-15 rifle and a handgun as protesters marched. The couple claimed they 'feared for our lives' after the protesters allegedly broke down the gate into their private community and threatened them.
  • The GOP’s Gen Z Problem and Path Forward - (Niskanen Center)

    06/30/2020 1:58:34 PM PDT · by rintintin · 25 replies
    Niskanen Center ^ | June 30 2020 | BY MILEAH KROMER, MELISSA DECKMAN
    Joe Biden was hardly the darling of the youth vote during the Democratic primaries. From the Iowa caucuses through the March 17 primaries, he won just 22 percent of the votes among those younger than 45 years old and far less among those aged 18-24. But despite his low levels of initial support and ongoing reports of a lack of enthusiasm for his candidacy, polls now show the former vice president boasting a 20+ point lead over Pres. Donald Trump among young voters. It’s little wonder why. Millennials (born 1981 to 1996) and Generation Z (born after 1996) identify or...
  • Lefty think tank president says he’d have rushed St. Louis homeowners and beaten their brains in (Niskanen Center president)

    06/30/2020 7:40:34 AM PDT · by rintintin · 83 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 30 2020 | Twitchy
    Of course we’re talking about the St. Louis couple who brandished firearms at “peaceful protesters” who knocked down a gate and marched through their private property. Plenty of lefties can’t believe that they haven’t been arrested yet for pointing guns at people, but as The Federalist reports, left-wing think tank president Jerry Taylor wouldn’t have waited for the police. In a now-deleted tweet, he says he would have rushed the couple, beaten their brains in, and not apologized either.
  • There's an Interesting Twist Concerning the St. Louis Couple Who Defended Their Home from Lefty Trespassers: They Were Supporters Of Black Lives Matter!

    06/30/2020 7:26:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/30/2020 | Matt Vespa
    You could almost hear the narrative being crafted in liberal newsrooms. The white couple who scared off lefty trespassers in St. Louis was about to be poster kids for every garbage ‘woke’ narrative under the sun. These clowns forced their way onto these people’s property. They were trespassing. That’s illegal—a key aspect of this story. The property belonged to Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who came out armed with firearms to deter these lefty agitators from the premises. Mark was sporting an AR-15 rifle, which surely triggered liberal America. This was a case of self-defense. To make things more interesting, the...
  • St. Louis Homeowner Speaks Out After Confronting BLM Militants with Firearm, ‘The Only Thing That Stopped the Mob Was my Rifle’

    06/30/2020 7:22:44 AM PDT · by Politically Correct · 22 replies
    American Digest ^ | 29 Jun 2020 | VANDERLEUN
    Somebody forced the gate, and I stood up and announced that this is private property. Go back. I can’t remember in detail anymore. I went inside, I got a rifle. And when they … because as soon as I said this is private property, those words enraged the crowd. Horde, absolute horde came through the now smashed down gates coming right at the house. My house, my east patio was 40 feet from Portland Place Drive. And these people were right up in my face, scared to death. And then, I stood out there. The only thing we said is...
  • It’s a little late for Jews to get even with St. Louis

    06/30/2020 1:47:03 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/6/20 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Who says Jews and Muslims can’t work together? In St. Louis, an Israeli-American restaurant owner and a pair of Muslim activists have joined forces in order to exact retroactive justice against a historical figure that hated both groups. Their target is King Louis IX of France (1214-1270) who was canonized by the Catholic Church as St. Louis, after whom a great American city was named. But as the St. Louis Jewish Light reports, Ben Poremba (the Israeli), and Umar Lee and Moji Sidiqui (his two Muslim colleagues) have launched an effort to not only remove a famous statue of the...
  • Should he stay or go? Protesters clash over statue of St. Louis’ namesake

    06/29/2020 4:10:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    St Louis Dispatch ^ | June 28, 2020 | Joel Currier
    Tensions flared Saturday atop Art Hill in Forest Park over the symbolism behind a statue of this city’s namesake, some calling for the removal of King Louis IX, with others praying that it stands. A crowd ballooned to about 200 people by noon, clashing face-to-face at the foot of the “Apotheosis of St. Louis,” the formal name for the iconic statue. Calls for the removal of the statue of King Louis IX of France come as the nation grapples with whether to preserve monuments of historical figures rooted in a racially divided past. The bronze statue of the crusading king...
  • St. Louis mayor slammed for broadcasting names, addresses of 'defund the police' supporters

    06/28/2020 4:59:46 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | June 28, 2020 | Nicole Acevedo
    The mayor of St. Louis is facing backlash for reading aloud during a public briefing the full names and street addresses of protesters who are calling on the city to defund the police department. Democratic Mayor Lyda Krewson was answering questions during a Facebook Live briefing Friday afternoon, which she has held regularly during the coronavirus pandemic, when someone asked about a meeting she had with demonstrators outside City Hall earlier in the day. The mayor responded that the conversation “wasn’t really a two-way conversation… because there was a very loud response from the demonstrators," NBC's affiliate in St. Louis,...
  • Crowds gather in Eminence, Mo.; some carrying weapons

    06/27/2020 4:57:08 PM PDT · by thescourged1 · 58 replies
    KY3 news ^ | 6/27/2020 | Michael Deere
    EMINENCE, Mo. -- Crowds have gathered in Eminence, Missouri as a protest is expected Saturday afternoon in Shannon County. A protest was planned in response to a death investigation dating back to 2018. A local family is concerned with how the case has been handled by the Shannon County Sheriff's Office. The Shannon County Sheriff says credible threats were made against him, his deputies and jail staff, including threats to harm and threats to damage the courthouse and other buildings. The sheriff says he reached out to state defense forces ahead of Saturday. The Shannon County Sheriff's Office includes the...
  • McCaskill: Trump Supporters ‘Gleefully Putting Other People at Risk’

    06/20/2020 11:05:29 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jun 2020 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBC, network political commentator former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) accused President Donald Trump’s supporters of “gleefully putting other people at risk” by attending the president’s rally on Saturday in Tulsa, OK during the coronavirus pandemic. After playing a clip from 2016 Trump encouraging his supporter to “knock the crap” out of protesters, host Joy Reid said, “He’s very George Wallace. You go back and look at old videos of George Wallace rallies in New York, that’s how he sounded as well. What do you make of Donald Trump potentially bringing that energy to a place like Tulsa that...
  • Open for business: Missouri moves to fully reopen

    06/12/2020 9:21:28 AM PDT · by Missouri gal · 4 replies
    The Missouri Times ^ | June 11, 2020 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As of June 16, Missouri will be “fully open for business” even though the coronavirus “is still out there,” Gov. Mike Parson announced Thursday. The second phase of Parson’s reopening plan means there will be no statewide health order — albeit, local officials will be able to enact more stringent rules or policies, as was the practice under the initial stage. The governor said all four “pillars” to reopening — expended testing, securing personal protective equipment (PPE), hospital capacity, and Missouri data — had been met during the extended initial phase.
  • Two hairstylists who had coronavirus saw 140 clients. No new infections have been linked to the salon, officials say

    06/11/2020 7:44:32 AM PDT · by Slainte · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/11/2020 | Faith Karimi
    No cases of coronavirus have been linked to two Missouri hairstylists who saw 140 clients last month while symptomatic, county health officials said. Both stylists worked at the same Great Clips location in Springfield. The clients and the stylists all wore face coverings, and the salon had set up other measures such as social distancing of chairs and staggered appointments, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department said this week. Of the 140 clients and seven co-workers potentially exposed, 46 took tests that came back negative. All the others were quarantined for the duration of the coronavirus incubation period. The 14-day incubation...
  • Florissant woman helps change Merriam Webster's definition of racism

    06/09/2020 1:55:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    ...While thousands of people have taken to the street to protest, Kennedy Mitchum, who recently graduated with a degree in law, politics and society, took to email. She said it all started when people would argue with her about the definition of racism and she realized the problem was in the pages of Merriam Webster’s dictionary...
  • They Got Him: Man Arrested in Killing of Retired Police Chief David Dorn Whose Murder Was Captured on Facebook Live

    06/08/2020 8:47:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/08/2020 | Matt Vespa
    The video is horrific. David Dorn, a retired police captain in St. Louis, is lying on the sidewalk, dead or dying, blood everywhere, after he was shot by looters ransacking a local pawn shop. The establishment was owned by a friend. Dorn worked there as well and arrived at the shop when the alarms were triggered. His murder was captured on Facebook Live. The St. Louis Police Department released the surveillance footage from inside the pawnshop showing multiple persons of interest in the murder of Dorn. It led to the arrest of Stephan Cannon, who has been charged with first-degree...
  • Local Health Director Calls Systemic Racism A Public Health Emergency

    06/07/2020 8:57:43 PM PDT · by gopno1 · 36 replies
    KMIZ ABC 17 News ^ | Katie Greathouse
    COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) In a letter to the community Friday, Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services Director Stephanie Browning called systemic racism a public health emergency. "Systemic racism disproportionately affects the stress and burden of illness experienced by Black, Indigenous, Latinx and other people of color," Browning wrote. "These minority groups are more likely to experience higher rates of diabetes, heart disease and obesity." Browning said the health disparities are apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic across the country. "In Boone County we are also seeing this trend," Browning said. "As of June 4, 28.4% of our COVID-19 cases were Black individuals,...
  • All Rioters, Arsonists, Looters in St. Louis Freed from Jail Without Charges

    06/05/2020 4:11:23 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/04/20 | John Binder
    All rioters, arsonists, and looters have been released from jail in St. Louis, Missouri, without facing charges thus far by city prosecutors.Throughout riots in St. Louis this week, only 36 individuals were arrested for rioting, looting, and committing arson. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch confirmed that all of those arrested, though, have been released from jail without charges against them.“In a stunning development, our office has learned that every single one of the St. Louis looters and rioters arrested were released back onto the streets by local prosecutor Kim Gardner,” Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said in a statement posted online.A spokesperson for the prosecutor’s...