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  • Protestors picket Columbia Planned Parenthood clinic

    07/28/2015 7:30:56 PM PDT · by Controlling Legal Authority · 9 replies
    Columbia Missourian ^ | 7/28/15 | Sarah Fine
    The protest was part of a national event held by Women Betrayed, an anti-abortion organization that aims to eliminate public funding for Planned Parenthood. The location on Providence Road is officially called the Columbia Health Center. The rally came two days before the center will begin taking appointments for abortions. Columbia Health Center will be the only abortion provider in mid-Missouri. Because of the 72-hour waiting period, the first day that abortions can be administered will be Aug. 3.
  • Taxi drivers block streets of Rio in protest against Uber

    07/27/2015 10:00:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07/27/2015
    RIO DE JANEIRO - More than a thousand taxi drivers protested in Rio de Janeiro on Friday against ride-sharing company Uber [UBER.UL], blocking roads and stalling traffic during morning rush hour as tensions rise in the city over the mobile app ride service. Uber Technologies Inc responded by offering free rides to customers to help alleviate transport issues on what it called a "difficult day for getting around." The company has come under fire in countries around the world, with local taxi drivers complaining that Uber drivers are not properly regulated and have fewer overhead costs, which makes them unfairly...
  • Video: Elderly vet protesting Obama at VFW speech gets manhandled for … holding up a sign

    07/23/2015 8:57:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Not manhandled by security, I should note, but manhandled by two fellow vets. And I’m not exaggerating in using that word: They’re shockingly rough with a guy who looks to be in his mid-70s. A broken hip will learn the old-timer not to go mouthing off about Benghazi, I guess. Kind of surprised to find two Obama fans this ardent at a VFW gathering, to be honest. Perhaps reflecting mixed feelings about the president among veterans, Obama often drew tepid applause, especially for comments about his nuclear deal with Iran. He did, however, receive a rousing ovation after calling for...
  • Confederate flag supporters rise up to defend embattled symbol

    07/12/2015 4:12:54 PM PDT · by DaveyB · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:20pm EDT | Barbara Liston
    An eight-mile convoy of pickups, motorcycles and cars wound through a central Florida town on Sunday in a show of support for the Confederate flag, as a backlash against its banishment from public landmarks across the South picks up steam. Horns blared and hundreds of the rebel flags fluttered as more than 1,500 vehicles and some 4,500 people turned out for the "Florida Southern Pride Ride" in Ocala, according to police estimates. Vehicles from states across the South and as far away as California participated. "That flag has a lot of different meanings to a lot of different people," said...
  • African-American Pro-Life Leaders Say Black Lives Matter, So They’re Protesting Abortion

    06/13/2015 9:43:53 PM PDT · by kathsua · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | Jun 10, 2015 | Christina Marie Bennett
    ‘Bloody Sunday’ is a moment forever etched in the history of the civil rights movement in America. What should have been a peaceful march for the rights of blacks to vote without hindrance became a gruesome scene of police brutality on display. Edmund Pettus Bridge - Selma Alabama State police force marchers to turn around at a March 1965 civil rights protest (Photo: Wikimedia) The images of police battering protestors on Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama gave the world a picture of the high price people would pay for human rights. With the widespread popularity of the Oscar-winning film...
  • Hundreds of bikers protest at McLennan County courthouse

    06/07/2015 4:14:54 PM PDT · by Boomer · 40 replies
    WacoTrib.com ^ | Sunday, June 7, 2015 | Wacotrib
    About five people who say they are part of a group called "Come and Take It" showed up at the rally openly carrying rifles. They said they do not own motorcycles and arrived in cars. Many of the bikers took pictures, gathered and chatted while holding their signs. By 2:45 p.m. many of the bikers had left the area. Update 1:56 p.m.: McLennan County Sheriff's Capt. John Kolinek says there are about 500 bikers gathered for the rally and protest in front of the courthouse. Groups are still arriving, however. Many are carrying signs demanding freedom for the bikers that...
  • Now it's the police who protest in Baltimore

    05/31/2015 7:51:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Beaumont Enterprise ^ | May 31, 2015 | Thomas Taschinger, editorial page editor
    If you think that things couldn't get any worse in Baltimore after the riots last month following Freddie Gray's death, guess again. Police have responded to the indictment of six officers in that case and the resultant chaos by pulling back. Arrests are way down, with bookings decreasing by 50 percent. Cops are either angry over the indictments or afraid of making another arrest that could end up on the front page. So consciously or unconsciously, they are standing aside instead of charging in. Not too coincidentally, crime is up. By this weekend the city will probably exceed 40 murders...
  • ISLAMISTS THREATEN AZ Mohammad Cartoon Protesters!

    05/29/2015 6:55:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/29/15 | Jim Hoft
    They’re threatening a bloody attack!….. Armed bikers are planning an anti-Islamist protest on Friday at the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Jon Ritzheimer, the event’s organizer, shown here in a t-shirt that will be sold ahead of the planned protest. The protest is called Freedom of Speech Rally Round II. Two pro-ISIS terrorists were shot dead outside the Garland, Texas Draw Mohammad Contest in early May. The two terrorists attended the mosque in Phoenix. Jihadists Nadir Soofi and Elton Simpson were shot dead when they tried to ambush the Texas “Draw Mohammad Contest.” ISIS took credit for the attack....
  • Pure Kabuki: Some Ferguson Protestors Were Paid To Do So By Liberal Organize Missouri

    05/20/2015 7:52:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/20/2015 | Ed Driscoll
    The riots in Ferguson were pure kabuki for the network cameras, employing tactics as old as the days of LBJ. “Remember the protests (and riots) in Ferguson last summer? It looks like at least some of the protestors were told they would be paid to show up and now they’re upset the checks haven’t arrived yet,” Katie Pavlich writes at Townhall. “Weaselzippers has the full story and the screen shots showing “protestors” using the Twitter hashtag #cutthecheck in response to non-payment. Based on tweets, Organize Missouri is responsible for issuing payments:” On May 14, protesters, upset with not being paid...
  • Live Stream Baltimore Maryland NOW

    04/27/2015 2:27:35 PM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 1,434 replies
    CBS Live on Youtube ^ | 4-27-2015 | CBS Baltimore Live
    Live stream video at link.
  • We’re going to “shut down Baltimore”

    04/26/2015 6:24:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/26/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    We still don’t know what happened to Freddie Gray in Baltimore earlier this month, aside from the general agreement that he died in police custody with a nearly severed spine. The city’s leaders have been out in front of this, delivering information to the public as it comes in and investigating every aspect of the incident. There is clearly the possibility that there was police misconduct – or at least negligence in prompt medical care and safety precautions – going on, but the facts are still being gathered. Following yet another press conference where the mayor and the police...
  • Illegals & SDS schedule May Day protest in Tampa against deportations... (WHAT Deportations??)

    04/23/2015 5:55:44 PM PDT · by GILTN1stborn · 15 replies
    Facebook ^ | 04/23/2014 | SDS
    Where: 7th Avenue | Ybor City, Florida When: May 1st - Friday Time: 6:00 PM Join Raíces en Tampa on International Workers Day also known as May Day. Leading organizations of Tampa will come together to support our undocumented community and to demand #Not1More deportation! Confirmed endorsers of #MayDay: - Tampa Bay SDS - Committee to Stop FBI Repression - Tampa - Student/Farmworker Alliance - Casa Chiapas Tampa More Updates will be coming soon! In the mean time don't forget to order the official May Day shirt: http://teespring.com/L4AMayDay Questions? raicesentampa@gmail.com raicesentampa.wordpress.com
  • Man who killed himself at US Capitol identified

    04/13/2015 1:35:03 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 13 April 2015 | Associated Press
    ... U.S. Capitol Police say Thornton had a backpack and a suitcase, which triggered a lockdown so the bags could be searched. Police say Thornton also was carrying some type of protest sign.
  • Protesters detained after disrupting 'American Sniper' showing at EMU

    04/13/2015 6:05:27 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 25 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | April 12, 2015 | Darcie Moran
    The University of Michigan isn't the only area university whose showing of the film "American Sniper" on Friday caused controversy. Four protesters were temporarily detained after disrupting an 8 p.m. showing of the film April 10 on the Eastern Michigan University campus, according to university officials. EMU spokesman Geoff Larcom said during the first of two planned showings at university's Student Center, protesters got on stage and disrupted the movie. The EMU Police Department received complaints for subjects causing a disturbance and refusing to leave at about 8:10 p.m. at the Student Center, according to their police log. About 40...
  • Ferguson Protesters storm McDonalds, get mad when cops show up

    03/25/2015 2:08:51 PM PDT · by sweetiepiezer · 72 replies
    utube ^ | 3-22-15 | utube
    These people are just idiots!!!!
  • Protest organizers say more work lies ahead in Ferguson (dissolve entire police force)

    03/15/2015 5:14:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 3/14/15 | JIM SUHR
    FERGUSON, Mo. — The protesters who spent eight months pressing for changes in Ferguson's police practices after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown take credit for this week's resignations of the city manager and the police chief. And they insist they still have unfinished business, with many planning to stay in the streets until the mayor of the St. Louis suburb is forced out and the entire police force dissolved. "We will protest until we see everything in our favor. This movement has legs," Derrick Robinson, a protest organizer, declared Friday. "We're out here fighting for justice and equality, and...
  • Hannity Asks Protester About Last Night’s Ferguson Shooting & It Goes All Downhill From There

    03/14/2015 8:10:41 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 61 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | 03/13/15 | CHRIS ENLOE
    On Thursday night’s episode of “Hannity,” host Sean Hannity spoke with several actual protestors following the shooting of two Ferguson police officers Wednesday night. One protestor, Ivory Ned, spoke to Hannity directly. Ned said that the two police officers being shot was a reaction to the killing of Michael Brown:
  • Finally, Some Pushing Back Against Big Government In D.C.

    03/08/2015 9:23:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2015 | Michael Hausam
    There was yet another stunning display of lawlessness over the last couple of days in Washington D.C. It was bold, wanton, and right in the face of the authorities. And it was awesome. Children were sledding down Capitol Hill. This was despite a specific ban on sledding or skiing around the capitol. Both activities are expressly forbidden. To be fair, cross-country skiing IS allowed, but only for the purpose of transportation. Presumably, that's no fun at all and therefore totally OK. Not everyone was happy about this, according to The Hill. Capitol Police Board Chairman and Senate Sgt. At Arms...
  • (Socialist) Councilmember Sawant tells judge she’ll represent herself at trial

    02/28/2015 4:54:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    KIRO TV ^ | 2/19/15 | Natasha Chen
    SEATAC, Wash. — Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant told a SeaTac municipal court judge Thursday that she will represent herself in an upcoming trial for disorderly conduct prompted by her arrest in November during a protest. On Nov. 19, Sawant and three others were arrested for not leaving a roadway during a protest against big airlines for not paying their workers a living wage. Of those arrested, Sawant, Socrates Bravo and John Helmiere appeared together before a judge for a pretrial hearing. A judge exonerated their bail amounts.
  • S.F. Cath. Students, Parents Stage Ash Wednesday Protest Over Morality Clauses In Teacher Contracts

    02/19/2015 4:54:27 PM PST · by marshmallow · 28 replies
    CBS Channel 5 KPIX ^ | 2/18/15 | Andrea Borba
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – Students and parents from schools controlled by the Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco protested at Saint Mary’s Cathedral on Ash Wednesday, saying the church should stay out of teachers’ bedrooms and drop proposed morality clauses in teacher contracts. On Ash Wednesday, one of the holiest days on the Catholic calendar, the students and parents are hoping Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will change his mind on the clauses, as the church heads into 40 days of Lenten reflection. "We’re here because if Jesus were alive today, he’d be standing right next to us,” Mairead Ahlbach, a student...
  • Paramedics were delayed Berkeley by protest — patient later died

    02/06/2015 7:27:25 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 12 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 5, 2015 | Henry Lee
    Paramedics took nearly a half hour to reach a stricken 62-year-old man, who later died, because they were told to wait for a police escort as a result of a protest over police brutality in downtown Berkeley, city records show. It would have taken just a couple of minutes for Berkeley firefighters to drive from Station No. 2 on Berkeley Way to Alvin Henry Jones Jr., who had collapsed near an elevator at an apartment complex at 2175 Kittredge St. on the evening of Dec. 7. But hundreds of people had gathered downtown to protest against police killings of unarmed...
  • Cops clearing westbound San Mateo Bridge after protest shuts lanes [San Francisco Bay Area]

    01/19/2015 6:09:55 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 17 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | Monday, January 19, 2015 | J.K. Dineen
    A group of people describing themselves as Stanford students blocked westbound traffic on the San Mateo Bridge minutes before 5 p.m. on Monday. Television footage showed officers making arrests soon after the students, carrying banners and a Palestinian flag, took to the bridge. Protesters said they hoped to shut down traffic for 28 minutes.
  • White #BlackLivesMatter Boston Protesters Found Living with Parents in Luxury Mansions

    01/18/2015 3:21:33 PM PST · by servo1969 · 55 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-18-2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    Screen grab by TurtleBoySports.comBoston reporters went to the homes of several Boston area protesters who were arrested for blocking highways on Thursday. What they found were adult children playing revolutionary while living with their rich parents. A reporter for WBZ-TV, Ken MacLeod was run off a property while seeking to interview protesters. At another he was told he was harassing the protester he was seeking to interview by ringing her apartment call box. “WBZ-TV’s Ken MacLeod went to (Mark) Schwaller’s apartment in Jamaica Plain hoping for some perspective. He didn’t get that but he did get tossed by another man...
  • Photos from the ‘Stand with the Prophet’ Rally, Texas

    01/17/2015 8:31:07 PM PST · by TLI · 114 replies
    TLI ^ | 17 Jan, 2015 | TLI
    Here are some photos from the ‘Stand with the Prophet’ Rally at Texas Public School Center Curtis Culwell Center. Did they think DFW is nothing but dem voting libs? The "standers" were overwhelmed... The speaker... The next speaker Random shots of the crowd. Random shots of the crowd. Random shots of the crowd. Random shots of the crowd. North side of the street. South side of the street and the crowd went on for a long way. On the west end of the parking lot the "standers" had about a hundred folks. The "standers" are on the left and the...
  • ‘Millions March Texas’ protests police brutality

    01/17/2015 2:15:30 PM PST · by bgill · 32 replies
    kxan ^ | Jan. 17, 2015 | kxan
    Hundreds from across Texas gathered at the Martin Luther King Jr. statue at UT Saturday afternoon in protest of police brutality and discrimination. The group then marched to the State Capitol. Millions March Texas organizers are calling for the firings of Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo and Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland.
  • Angry Boston commuter confronts road blocking protesters...

    01/16/2015 9:05:08 AM PST · by mkleesma · 45 replies
    Facebook ^ | 1/16/15 | State Police Association of Massachusetts
    Angry Boston commuter confronts road blocking protesters... https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=932774620066078&fref=nf
  • Americans Protest Obamacare by Refusing Health Insurance Subsidies (another casualty of Husseincare)

    01/12/2015 1:25:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    US News & World Report via MSN ^ | 1/12/15 | Kimberly Leonard
    Grace Brewer says she never thought she would be without health insurance at this stage of her life. "I'm a casualty of Obamacare," says Brewer, 60, a self-employed chiropractor in the Kansas City, Kansas, area. She wanted to keep the catastrophic health insurance plan she once had, which she says fit her needs. But under the Affordable Care Act, the government's health care reform law, the plan was discontinued because it did not comply with the law's requirements, and her bills doubled to more than $400 a month. "I wanted a minimal plan and I’m not allowed to have it,"...
  • Bloomington urged not to file Mall of America demonstration charges

    01/06/2015 8:27:23 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 29 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-6-15 | AP
    Supporters of a large demonstration at the Mall of America last month are urging the City of Bloomington not to pursue charges for disrupting retailers and shoppers. Several people at the Bloomington City Council meeting Monday night asked prosecutors to reconsider. More than two dozen people were arrested after the Dec. 20 demonstration organized by the group "Black Lives Matter." It was part of a nationwide wave of protests following incidents in Missouri and New York in which unarmed black men were killed by police. City Attorney Sandra Johnson says she plans to file charges against protest organizers for unlawful...
  • Brunch, the New ‘White Space’: Protesters Storm Brunch-Serving Restaurants in Oakland

    01/06/2015 6:53:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/06/2015 | Ian Tuttle
    Sunday was a bad day to order the egg-white omelet. Not content with disrupting medal ceremonies for centenarian WWII veterans, the “hands up, don’t shoot” crowd served up its latest concoction: “Black Brunch,” in which protesters stormed brunch-serving restaurants — a.k.a. “white spaces” — in Manhattan and Oakland, Calif., chanting, singing, waving banners and posters, and reading off names of black citizens killed by police. If that seems hip and edgy to you, then you were probably brunching at Lallisse on Sunday morning. In an interview in Spook magazine, “activists” Wazi Maret Davis and Brianna Gibson, discussing an earlier...
  • Discomfort is necessary to bring change, protesters say

    01/01/2015 6:17:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/01/15 | Evan Allen
    Brenden LaRosa showed up to protest during First Night festivities with a message: Americans must talk to each other about race and policing, no matter how hard — or how unpopular — the conversation is. “We almost want people to feel uncomfortable. Then you’re forced to answer this question, and you’re forced to question the way you feel about it,” said the 19-year-old from Everett, who joined other demonstrators Wednesday evening in Copley Square. He estimated that he has been to five protests against the recent grand jury decisions not to indict white officers who killed unarmed black men in...
  • BREAKING: Ferguson Protesters CUFFED & MACED After Storming St. Louis Police Headquarters

    12/31/2014 10:56:24 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 54 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-31-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Ferguson protesters stormed the police headquarters in downtown St. Louis today. They were going to hold a sit-in protest for four-and-a-half hours until they were maced and cuffed. X 2 reported: Protesters stormed the doors of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department headquarters Wednesday morning. Their plan is to occupy the department for four and a half hours. About 15 protesters were in the lobby and refused to leave until their demands were met. They also handed police an ‘Eviction Notice.
  • ANTI-POLICE PROTESTERS PLAN TO DISRUPT NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS

    12/29/2014 7:34:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/29/2014 | Kerry Picket
    Anti-police protesters are planning to disrupt New Year’s Eve celebrations at major metropolitan sites. The website Stop Mass Incarceration calls upon activists to not allow New Years Eve 2015 “to go down because business as usual in Amerikkka includes wanton police murder of Black people.”The announcement says that as Americans around the country ringing in the New Year must be disrupted: “The refusal of grand juries in Ferguson and Staten Island to indict the cops who murdered Michael Brown and Eric Garner made this clear. So the powerful, beautiful and necessary outpourings that have disrupted this society’s normal routine must...
  • (NYPD Commissioner) Bratton: Police turning their backs on Mayor de Blasio was ‘very inappropriate.’

    12/28/2014 4:23:13 PM PST · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 28, 2014, | Stephen Rex Brown
    NYPD Commissioner William Bratton said Sunday it was “very inappropriate” for police offers to turn their backs on Mayor de Blasio as he delivered a eulogy for a fallen hero cop. “I certainly don’t support that action yesterday. I think it was very inappropriate at that event,” Bratton said on “Face The Nation” Sunday. “That funeral was held to honor Officer (Rafael) Ramos and to bring politics, to bring issues into that event was very inappropriate and I do not support it.”
  • In Mall of America protest, charges considered against organizers

    12/24/2014 7:26:41 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 12-23-14 | AP
    The Bloomington city attorney is pursuing criminal charges against the organizers of a protest inside the Mall of America after police shut down stores for about two hours during the demonstration. City Attorney Sandra Johnson tells WCCO-TV (http://cbsloc.al/1JNVUll) that mall officials are figuring out how much money stores lost on Saturday. Johnson is also figuring out the cost of overtime for police, and she expects to file criminal charges soon. Johnson said she wants organizers of the police brutality protest to pay restitution. She's focusing on those who kept promoting the rally after they were told it was prohibited on...
  • PROTESTERS YELL AT NYPD PAYING RESPECTS AT OFFICER MEMORIAL -VIDEO

    12/22/2014 9:25:48 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 41 replies
    BreakingNews911 ^ | 12-22-2014 | Grant
    CNN Correspondent Sara Ganim said most of the people who had showed up were paying their respects to the officers, she added “I do, just in full disclosure, want to say that in the last couple of minutes, for the first time today, we’ve seen protesters come out here and start yelling at groups of police who are mourning their slain police officers.” Ganim continued “it’s just a few of them, Suzanne, and like I said, just in the last five minutes, and they’re quite frankly yelling at a group of police officers who are standing here silently, just looking...
  • Protesters Spray Paint "Cop Lives Don’t Matter" in Philly, Graffiti "(Expletive) Cops" on Church

    12/21/2014 6:16:07 PM PST · by rightistight · 24 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/21/14 | Aurelius
    Vandals in Philadelphia struck multiple times over the last two days. The vandalism came during a protest against perceived police brutality. In one of the acts of vandalism, the words "Cop Lives Don't Matter" were spray-painted on a fence. You can see the picture of that below: In another, the vandals defaced a Church with the words "f*** cops" written in spray paint:
  • Local activists arrested for shutting down Buckhead intersection ... (Atlanta)

    12/21/2014 1:54:07 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 28 replies
    Creative Loafing ^ | 12/20/2014 | Max Blau
    On the weekend before Christmas, last-minute shoppers descended upon Buckhead to pick up last-minute gifts for their friends and family. And protesters, who in recent weeks have taken to Atlanta's streets over the non-indictments of police officers responsible for the killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y., decided to stage one of their most disruptive demonstrations yet by shutting down a major intersection near two of Atlanta's biggest shopping centers. Atlanta Police this afternoon arrested more than a dozen protesters who blocked traffic for more than 90 minutes at Peachtree and Lenox roads...
  • Huge 'NYPD KILLS' graffiti daubed on Man. Bridge as pro-cop protesters in ' I can breathe' shirts...

    12/21/2014 8:36:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/20/14 | By Kieran Corcoran, Mia De Graaf
    **SNIP** The message, which was on the south side of the bridge, has since been removed by government officials, according to the New York Post. Investigators reportedly found fingerprints at the scene and are investigating the identities of potential culprits. It coincided with a clash of pro- and anti-police demonstrators in who took to the city last night. Supporters of the NYPD appeared to mock Eric Garner by wearing t-shirts reading 'I CAN breathe' - an inversion of his dying words.
  • Protesters Shut Down America's Largest Mall

    12/20/2014 6:22:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hundreds of protesters against police violence shut down part of the Mall of America in Minnesota on Saturday, during the final weekend before Christmas as shoppers scrambled to buy gifts at one of the nation's largest shopping centers, a community group member said. Demonstrators at the Mall of America shouted "Hands up, don't shoot!", referring to the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Missouri, and "Black people can't breathe, while we're on our shopping sprees," referring to the chokehold death of Eric Garner in New York. Police made 12 arrests in the demonstration on private property at the Mall...
  • Mall of America Officials: Approx. 12 Arrested During Protest

    12/20/2014 4:09:59 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 12/21/14 | Megan Stewart/AP
    Demonstrators chanting, "Black lives matter," converged in the Mall of America rotunda Saturday as part of a protest of police brutality that caused at least part of the mall to shut down on a busy day for holiday shoppers. The group Black Lives Matter Minneapolis had more than 3,000 people confirm on Facebook that they would attend. Official attendance figures weren't immediately available, but organizer Mica Grimm says she believes about 3,000 took part.
  • Seventy-four arrested in Milwaukee during police shooting protest

    12/20/2014 10:02:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/20/14 | Brendan O'Brien
    MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Dozens of protesters were arrested on Friday in Milwaukee when they blocked rush-hour traffic on a major highway to protest the killing of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white police officer this year. The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department took at least 73 adults and one minor into custody during the protest that blocked Interstate 43, which runs through the city, according to the department's Twitter feed. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and social media, protesters blocked traffic in both directions for about 75 minutes around 5 p.m. local time.
  • Protest Planned in Yuma Arizona for 3 January

    12/17/2014 8:06:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Marktwain, cb-1 | 17 December, 2014 | Marktwain
    I and cb-1 are working on a protest against Obama's lawless actions on 3 January, 2015. It will be held at the fairgrounds in Yuma. There will also be a gun show that day, starting at 0900. Any freepers in the area who are interested, please contact one of us.
  • Second Graders Spend Recess Protesting Ferguson. Are They Too Young?

    12/16/2014 2:52:27 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 36 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/16/2014 | Jennifer O'Neill
    The 20-odd people chanting “Honk if you want justice,” on a New Bedford, Massachusetts sidewalk Dec. 12 got a lot of attention. They were second graders, rallying against police for the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. While the rest of their class enjoyed 11:30 recess that morning, these 7 and 8-year-old protesters stood by the side of the road in front of the Alma Del Mar Charter School holding signs including one that read, “Please don’t shoot me, Ferguson.”...
  • Free Republic "National Reckoning" against Obama-Boehner-McConnell Amnesty : 2015-01-03

    12/15/2014 4:39:32 PM PST · by Patton@Bastogne · 36 replies
    STOP Obama Amnesty ^ | 2014-12-15 | Patton@Bastogne
    . 2014-12-15 Message Alert Communicate this information to fellow Conservatives, Churches, Facebook contacts, Tea Party groups, and your Family, Friends and Neighbors. Free Republic's "National Day of Reckoning" protest against Obama's Illegal Amnesty in EVERY American City Saturday : 3 January 2015 : 9 AM to 1 PM Facebook Link: "Obama Amnesty National Protest : 2015-01-03" Planning Suggestions for your "National Day of Reckoning" protest against Obama's Illegal Amnesty - (Internet Link) Suggested Planning Tasks and Schedule Milestones for your Team 2014-12-06 : Saturday : Identify and Contact your Team Members 2014-12-13 : Saturday : Team Meeting to decide these...
  • White Leftwingers seek to hijack Al Sharpton's March for Justice

    12/13/2014 6:41:15 PM PST · by Trueblackman · 44 replies
    Vanity | Trueblackman
    I went down to Al Sharpton March at Freedom Plaza today, which featured the Mothers of Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner with a crowd of mostly out of towners that numbered between 8,000 to 10,000 at the height of it all. The march and rally pretty much ended with around 3pm with Sharpton making a very brief appearance and mostly White Leftwingers hijacking the march afterwards as the out of towners headed for their buses. The signage held up by these Leftists radical included environmental messages, the overthrow of the capitalist system. One sign proclaimed that, "Capitalism was the disease...
  • Cop to be suspended over playing 'Sweet Home Alabama' at protest

    12/11/2014 9:59:11 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 66 replies
    RedEye ^ | Megan Crepeau
    The Chicago police officer who played "Sweet Home Alabama" from of a police car during a West Side anti-police-violence protest over the weekend will be disciplined, according to a news release sent from the Chicago Police Department on Thursday.
  • Suggestions for black protest shirts

    12/09/2014 4:46:03 AM PST · by Old Yeller · 29 replies
  • Berkeley protest swells to more than 1,000, closes I-80

    12/08/2014 9:15:14 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 49 replies
    SFGate ^ | Monday, December 8, 2014 | ian Ho, Evan Sernoffsky and Kale Williams
    Hundreds of protesters marched through Berkeley for hours Monday night, confronting police outside their headquarters before heading west and intermittently shutting down Interstate 80 in both directions near University Avenue. The rally, the third in as many nights, began on Telegraph Avenue near UC Berkeley around 5 p.m. as hundreds gathered to denounce police killings of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York. Now-familiar chants of “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” and “Out of the houses! Into the streets!” rang out as the march moved up Durant Avenue and protesters called for students to leave their dormitories and join the...
  • Hundreds take a stand by lying down in Broad St. after Eagles game (they're having a die-in)

    12/08/2014 5:27:27 AM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Philly Daily News ^ | December 8, 2014 | Jason Nark
    A BLACK MAN carrying a protest sign and a white man in an Eagles jersey stood on Pattison Avenue last night, debating race in America as cops, fans and protesters mixed together all around them. The Eagles had just lost to the Seattle Seahawks - and minutes earlier, hundreds of protesters had lain across Broad and Pattison, a "die-in" to remember the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in Staten Island, and to raise awareness, they said, of social inequality. The black man - Bernard Lambert, 43, of Delaware County - carried a sign that read,...
  • More protests: Highway 24 blocked; vandalism, looting in Berkeley

    12/08/2014 12:59:30 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 66 replies
    SFGate ^ | 12-8-2014 | Kale Williams, Erin Allday and Evan Sernoffsky
    Hundreds of protesters returned to East Bay streets on Sunday for a second night of raucous demonstrations against police killings of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York. Sunday’s protest started out largely peaceful in Berkeley, but by 9 p.m. crowds had climbed past lines of California Highway Patrol officers onto Highway 24 in Oakland, where they blocked multiple lanes of eastbound traffic. Even as the crowd chanted “peaceful protest,” a group of people jumped on top of two law enforcement vehicles and kicked at the sirens, and several set small fires nearby. Police eventually moved protesters away from...