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  • Last Month, 83% of U.S. Protests Were Against Trump

    10/11/2017 12:12:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The University of Denver ^ | October 11, 2017 | Professor Erica Chenoweth
    For August 2017, we tallied 834 protests, demonstrations, strikes, marches, sit-ins and rallies in the United States, with at least one in every state and the District. Our conservative guess is that between 175,625 and 205,178 people showed up at these political gatherings, although it is likely there were far more participants. Because mainstream media often neglect to report nonviolent actions — especially small ones — it is probable that we did not record every event that took place. At 31 percent of the events we listed this month, we lacked an estimate of the size of the crowd. Nevertheless,...
  • ANTIFA: NATIONWIDE ANTI-TRUMP RALLY ON NOV. 4

    09/29/2017 11:52:52 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 70 replies
    LibertyNation ^ | 08/21/17 | JAMES FITE
    Since Donald Trump won the presidency last year, the streets of have teemed with leftist activists united in their collective outrage. Various protesters have wreaked havoc across the nation. Now, Refuse Fascism’s Andy Zee hopes to amass an army for what may be the final battle in their war against the United States. Millions of people will gather nationwide in a coordinated protest to remove Trump and Pence from the White House beginning November 4 – nearly a year to the day after the election – and they insist they will not relent until the mission is achieved.
  • What were the real lessons of Ferguson, and are we listening?

    09/29/2017 8:30:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | September 28, 2017 | BY EMILY PARNELL
    During the Ferguson protests, I remember thinking, “This is what happens when people feel like they don’t have a voice.” The outraged community gathered together to speak. And, as can happen with outrage — particularly when there are scared, young people involved — the rage overtook some, and the protests turned destructive. The whole thing felt a wee bit like racism, to be honest. There was an “us” vs. “them” feel to it. Distaste for a community that didn’t exercise self-control. A “Well, what do you expect?” attitude. Do you know what I didn’t hear discussed from any of the...
  • OpEd: White People, It’s Time to Use Your Privilege, Whether You Believe You Have It or Not

    09/24/2017 5:36:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 148 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 24, 2017 | Jarrett Hill
    A message for white people: I know how jarring it may be to hear a non-white person, or maybe anyone, even say the words “white people,” as it can take on a pejorative connotation. That’s fine. This isn’t always comfortable to have to say, but that doesn’t make it any less true, necessary, or timely. Before I get started, I want to be clear, this is for all white Americans. To my friend, to my foe. To my colleagues, my contemporaries, and my competitors. To the professional athlete and the pee-wee league coach. To my family members. From late night...
  • The Georgia Tech Riot’s Dark Message To America

    09/23/2017 8:59:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/22/2017 | Scott Greer
    Georgia Tech may be the unlikeliest of places to witness violent riots, but in the current climate of campus insanity it seems no college is immune from student unrest. On Monday, cop cars burned down and police were pelted with rocks in retaliation for a “non-binary” student shot to death by law enforcement over the weekend. The slain student brandished a knife at officers while demanding that they shoot him. Video of the shooting and the multiple suicide notes left behind by the deceased student, Scout Schultz, indicate he was trying to goad police into killing him. (RELATED: Student Killed...
  • St. Louis Protests Could Cost The City A Chance At Amazon’s Second Headquarters, Thousands Of Jobs

    09/23/2017 8:19:35 AM PDT · by kevcol · 42 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | September 23, 2017 | Eric Lieberman
    Recent protests in St. Louis may repel Amazon as it mulls over its metropolitan options for its second headquarter’s location. ... “There is no good timing for something like this and it will have an impact,” said Didi Caldwell, founding principal with Global Location Strategies, which helps companies choose locations for new businesses and expansion, according to a Reuters report published Saturday.
  • Why Did the Judge Acquit a St. Louis Police Officer of Killing a Black Man?

    09/20/2017 7:42:50 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    New American ^ | 18 Sep 2017 | Bob Adelmann
    Why Did the Judge Acquit a St. Louis Police Officer of Killing a Black Man? Bob Adelmann The decision on Friday to acquit a white St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man back in December 2011 predictably set off rioting in the city. It didn’t occur to the rioters that, according to the evidence in the case, Officer Jason Stockley’s use of force was reasonable, to defend his own life against a potentially lethal threat exhibited by Anthony Lamar Smith. It didn’t matter that the judge found that the state failed to prove its allegation...
  • violent riot rocks Georgia Tech campus tonight

    09/18/2017 8:46:26 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 55 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 9/18/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    The Georgia Institute of Technology campus is in chaos tonight as protesters attack police in response to the shooting death of 21-year-old student Scout Schultz. A police car has been torched and several officers have been physically attacked.
  • There have been protests in St. Louis for four days, but Trump hasn’t acknowledged them

    09/18/2017 2:47:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2017 | By Eugene Scott
    This is the fourth day of protests in St. Louis after the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, who had been charged with murder in the shooting of a black driver, and President Trump still hasn't said anything. He found time Sunday to retweet a GIF of himself hitting his 2016 presidential rival in the back with a golf ball, a projection of his estimated value to Twitter (approximately $2 billion) and a cartoon showing him literally bringing jobs back to the United States from overseas. But he has yet to comment — on Twitter or otherwise...
  • Post-Dispatch reporter among St. Louis arrested

    09/18/2017 10:34:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Fox 4 Local ^ | September 18, 2017
    A St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter is among the 80 people arrested by St. Louis police late Sunday after protests in the city turned combative. The newspaper reports on its website that Mike Faulk was covering the protest and its aftermath when he was taken into custody as police cleared a street early Monday. The report doesn’t say if Faulk has been charged or released. City police say they will release a statement later.
  • As St. Louis Erupts, Democrats Own It

    09/18/2017 4:28:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | September 18, 2017 | Peter Barry Chowka
    Once again, big city Democrat politicians have failed us. A deep societal wound was opened this past weekend in the Show Me State, with Ferguson, the false clarion call of “Hands Up Don't Shoot,” and the Black Lives Matter marches all still fresh in our memories, another. The acquittal on Friday of a white cop on trial for murder for fatally shooting a black man in 2011 after a high-speed chase was immediately met with demonstrations and violence including attacks on police, property, and the media. That was predictable, but what was equally and sadly on display were incendiary comments...
  • Live: St. Louis Protest BREAKING NEWS Police Deploy Tear Gas as Protesters Turn Violent in Missouri

    09/17/2017 11:20:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Live Stream TV News ^ | Sept, 18, 2017 | Live Stream TV News
    Live: St. Louis Protest BREAKING NEWS Police Deploy Tear Gas as Protesters Turn Violent in Missouri
  • Jason Stockley, whose acquittal fueled riots, speaks out without shame: ‘I did nothing wrong’

    09/17/2017 8:41:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | September 17, 2017 | Samantha Chang
    Jason Stockley, the former police officer whose acquittal sparked three days of riots and protests in St. Louis, says he did not murder Anthony Lamar Smith. “I did nothing wrong,” Stockley told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “If you’re telling the truth and you’ve been wrongly accused, you should shout it from a mountaintop.” Stockley, 36, was acquitted by Judge Timothy Wilson of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith, a 24-year-old black man with a lengthy police record. During his 28 years on the bench, Judge Wilson has ruled both for and against police. Before the shooting,...
  • Racist Black Lives Matters Thugs Trash St. Louis Library

    09/17/2017 8:58:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 17, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Destroying libraries? Sure. This is what the left supports. While the media keeps lying that the St. Louis race riots are "peaceful protests" (as it has been doing in response to every black nationalist race riot since Ferguson), here's what the left's racist black nationalist thugs are actuallu up to. Trashing libraries. The Schlafly branch in St. Louis suffered broken windows at the hands of the racist thugs. The library reopened at midday after the staff went "literally... book by book" to check for glass fragments, said library director Waller McGuire. He arrived at the library at 2 a.m. Saturday....
  • 3 Nights of Rioting in St. Louis (Total Media Blackout)

    09/17/2017 8:11:25 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 67 replies
    https://twitter.com/SLMPD | 09/17/2017 | St. Louis Police
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I haven't seen a single article on Free Republic, or on any place I frequent, talking about the three nights (so far) of rioting in St. Louis after that verdict. St. Louis police is reporting on their twitter that just tonight, there has been significant damage done to businesses in the downtown area, chemicals thrown at police, arrests, injuries received by cops, and weapons and ANTIFA/BLM flags confiscated from violent criminals. See the link above for more information, as I don't know how to post pictures from twitter onto free republic, unfortunately.
  • St. Louis police say 33 arrests Friday, 11 injured cops

    09/17/2017 4:54:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    WEYI-TV ^ | September 17, 2017 | The Associated Press
    St. Louis police say there were 33 arrests, 11 injured officers and property damage to Mayor Lyda Krewson's house during Friday protests. They also say there was damage to two police vehicles, the St. Louis Public Library and 10 businesses as protesters marched downtown and in the Central West End. St. Louis interim police Chief Lawrence O'Toole says Saturday evening that five officers were taken to hospitals after being hit with bottles or bricks. The arrests of protesters included many for failure to disperse, resisting and interfering....
  • BLACK AND WHITE FEMALE OFFICERS HIT IN HEAD BY BRICKS IN ST. LOUIS

    09/17/2017 2:57:54 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 103 replies
    http://www.frontpagemag.com ^ | September 17, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    St. Louis Police Officer (26-year-old white female with over 1 year of service) injured by thrown btick, broken jaw, conveyed to hospital. St. Louis police officer (25-year old black female with over 2 years of service) injured by thrown brick, head pain and dizziness - conveyed to hospital. (snip) These were not the only injuries. A large number of other police officers were also hurt. The injuries include a St. Louis police officer who suffered a dislocated shoulder from a thrown brick and a police officer with facial injuries from a thrown brick.
  • Protesters pour into St Louis streets after murder acquittal for ex-cop

    09/15/2017 10:08:39 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/15/17 | Valerie Volcovici and Kenny Bahr
    ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - A Missouri judge on Friday ruled a white former St. Louis police officer was not guilty of murder in the 2011 shooting of a black man, sending hundreds of protesters to the city's streets to voice their anger. With the National Guard on standby in case of violence, authorities appealed to protesters to march peacefully in a state that has seen racially charged clashes in the past. Jason Stockley, 36, was acquitted of first-degree murder for killing Anthony Lamar Smith, 24. The former policeman, who was arrested in May 2016, was accused of planting a gun...
  • Ex-St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley found not guilty of murder

    09/15/2017 7:14:05 AM PDT · by Repealthe17thAmendment · 56 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | September 15, 2017 | Joel Currier
    ST. LOUIS • Former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was found not guilty Friday of murdering a man while on duty. St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson's highly anticipated verdict found a white former St. Louis police officer not guilty of first-degree murder and amed criminal action in the December 2011 shooting death of a black drug suspect after a high-speed pursuit and crash. Activists, with support from some of the city's black clergy, had pledged disruptive protests ahead of St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson's verdict.
  • Berkeley City Council Okays Police Department's Use of Pepper Spray to Control Violent Protesters

    09/12/2017 7:12:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/12 | Rhea Mahbubani, Jodi Hernandez
    With Berkeley having become a political battleground for the far-left and far-right, its City Council on Tuesday approved the police chief's request to lift a 20-year-old ban on the department's use of pepper spray. The City Council called for a special meeting at 3 p.m. and voted 6-3 in favor of Chief Andrew Greenwood’s proposal. Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin said the new rule will allow police officers to use pepper spray on violent people in a crowd — not for crowd control. Until Tuesday, officers had been prohibited from using pepper spray as a way to control crowds, Greenwood wrote...