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  • Man pleads guilty in Minneapolis precinct arson after George Floyd death

    01/23/2021 7:43:27 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    NBC ^ | 01 23 2021 | Phil Helsel
    A St. Paul, Minnesota, man pleaded guilty Friday in a fire set inside a Minneapolis police precinct during protests and violent unrest following the death of George Floyd last year, prosecutors said. Davon De-Andre Turner, 25, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit arson. He is the last of four people whose indictments were announced in August to plead guilty in the fires set in Third Precinct headquarters on May 28. The fires were set as protesters shouted “burn it down, burn it down," and after a fence outside the building was torn down, according to court documents....
  • Fires, bricks mark daylong assault on inaugural festivities

    01/18/2021 10:11:57 AM PST · by euram · 31 replies
    AP News ^ | January 21, 2017 | JESSICA GRESKO, MICHAEL BIESECKER and JACK GILLUM
    Protesters set fires and hurled bricks in a daylong assault on the city hosting Donald Trump’s inauguration, registering their rage against the new president in a series of clashes that led to more than 200 arrests. Police used pepper spray and stun grenades to prevent the chaos from spilling into Trump’s formal procession and evening balls. Several spirited demonstrations unfolded peacefully at various security checkpoints near the Capitol as police helped ticket-holders get through to the inaugural ceremony. Signs read, “Resist Trump Climate Justice Now,” ″Let Freedom Ring” and “Free Palestine.”
  • Black Lives Matter Activist Who Stormed Capitol on Jan. 6 Arrested, Charged

    01/14/2021 2:46:41 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 110 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 1/14/2021 | ZACHARY STIEBER
    The Black Lives Matter activist who was seen storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was arrested and charged, the Department of Justice said Thursday. A newly released court filing says John Earle Sullivan, 26, told FBI agents last week that he was at the Capitol when the breach happened. He said he entered through a window that had been broken out. He also said he was present when Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force veteran, was shot dead by a U.S. Capitol Police officer as she tried to climb into the House Speaker’s Lobby through a window. Sullivan showed agents...
  • Taiwan: Unexplained explosion and fire destroy world’s second largest pharmaceutical factory producing precursors for Hydroxychloroquine

    12/23/2020 6:23:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/23/2020 | Thomas Lifson
    Prepare for supplies to tighten for the cheap, effective therapeutic treatment for early stage Covid-19 infection, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). Just as the medical establishment in the US is relaxing its absurd and lethal suppression of the cheap, generic drug, following President Trump’s endorsement of it early in the pandemic, HCQ’s continued availability may suffer. The world’s second largest pharmaceutical facility producing the precursors for HCQ has been destroyed by an explosion and fire.Taiwan English News reports: An explosion at a pharmaceutical factory in Taoyuan City left two injured and caused a fire early this afternoon, December 20.People as far as Tamsui...
  • (White Antifa-ish) Suspect faces arson charges after fire at (Black Owned) Reo's Ribs (Portland, OR)

    12/21/2020 2:03:19 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 31 replies
    KATU ^ | 12/19/20 | KATU Staff
    A woman now faces arson charges after a Northeast Portland restaurant was set on fire last month. The fire at Reo's Ribs on 42nd and Sandy left the eatery heavily damaged. Earlier this week, police released an image of a suspect taken from surveillance video and asked the public for help in identifying that person. On Saturday, Portland Fire and Rescue said a citizen had called police with a tip after recognizing the suspect in the news. Portland Police said the suspect, now identified as Jennifer Lynn Cole, was arrested Friday night without incident. Cole now faces second-degree arson charges.
  • WATCH: Portland Restaurant Set Ablaze After Owner Criticizes Antifa

    12/16/2020 2:19:51 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Dec 2020 | BOB PRICE
    Portland Fire and Rescue officials are looking to question a person seen in surveillance footage apparently setting fire to a local restaurant. The suspected arsonist acted after the restaurant owner criticized vandalism in the area committed by Antifa.
  • Judge Gives Residency to Migrant Who Set Village on Fire, Killing Multiple People

    12/13/2020 6:07:05 PM PST · by xomething · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/13/2020 | Chris Tomlinson
    The migrant arrived in Italy in 2016 but was initially denied asylum by the Bologna Territorial Commission in September of 2018. He then appealed the decision to the Bologna court, which granted him a residency permit on humanitarian grounds late last month. According to a report from newspaper Il Giornale, the migrant admitted to setting a large part of his village on fire. He told judges that he had worked in the fields of his village after two years at an Islamic school, and one day he set dry grass on fire which spread to nearby houses due to heavy...
  • Venezuela fire: Thousands of voting machines burned

    11/29/2020 6:30:24 PM PST · by Islander7 · 62 replies
    BBC ^ | March 9, 2020 | UNKNOWN
    The electoral council in Venezuela says a fire in its main warehouse near the capital, Caracas, has destroyed most of the voting machines held there. Almost 50,000 voting machines and 582 computers used in the country's elections went up in flames, electoral council chief Tibisay Lucena said. She did not say if parliamentary elections due later this year could be affected by the loss of the machines. She also asked prosecutors to investigate the cause of the fire.
  • Two Churches in Washington State Burn in Apparent Arson Attacks

    11/18/2020 7:15:23 PM PST · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 11/18/20 | Jonah McKeown
    Denver Newsroom, Nov 18, 2020 / 03:40 pm MT (CNA).- Two church buildings— one Baptist, one Catholic— were damaged by fires in apparent arson attacks Sunday morning in Brewster, a town in central Washington. Sacred Heart Catholic Church suffered some fire damage near the sanctuary from an incendiary device dropped through a broken window early Nov. 15. New Testament Baptist Church, located a block away, suffered more serious fire damage to its interior the same morning. Investigators have deemed the fire at Sacred Heart to be intentional, police say. The police have not yet made the same pronouncement about the...
  • Travis County Democratic Party headquarters vandalized

    11/18/2020 9:25:39 AM PST · by Levy78 · 35 replies
    KXAN ^ | 11/17/20 | Jaclyn Ramkissoon
    TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — The Travis County Democratic Party chair is responding after the organization’s office was vandalized late Monday evening. The outside walls of the 6th Street office were spray painted with red words and door windows were smashed. One of the spray-painted phrases reads, “reconstitute the communist party.” The organization says no staff or volunteers were there when the vandalism happened, and there doesn’t appear to be damage inside the building. Chair Katie Naranjo put out a statement, saying Travis County Democrats have made historic gains this election. “We are undeterred by these acts of vandalism and...
  • Washington Post Columnist Jennifer Rubin: ‘We Have to Collectively Burn Down the Republican Party’

    11/08/2020 5:52:15 PM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 36 replies
    MenRec ^ | 11/08/20 | Staff
    Over the weekend, the Washington Post’s “former conservative” columnist Jennifer Rubin reprised the “burn it down” meme, but this time it was issued as a directive to her fellow progressives. In her role as a commentator on MSNBC, Rubin said: It’s not only that Trump has to lose, his enablers have to lose. We have to collectively burn down the Republican Party. We have to level them. Because if there are survivors, if there are people who weather this storm, they will [elect a president] again. God forbid the Republicans will ever elect another president! It’s not clear how Rubin...
  • Vietnamese Baptist Church Burned in Philadelphia During Black Lives Matter Riots

    10/29/2020 9:05:09 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/28/2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    The Vietnamese Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was a “total loss” after being burned during Black Lives Matter protests and riots on Tuesday night, according to news reports and video footage released Wednesday.
  • Feds arrest prominent West Philly activist, 2 others in a case tied to torched police cars during protests

    10/29/2020 9:42:55 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    Agents detained Anthony Smith, a social studies teacher and one of the organizers of the Philadelphia Coalition for Racial Economic and Legal Justice (Philly for REAL Justice), at his home Wednesday morning, his attorney Paul Hetznecker said. His arrest came just days after he was lauded in an article in Philadelphia Magazine for his activism. U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain has scheduled a news conference Thursday to announce the indictments on charges related to “police vehicle arsons.” Sources familiar with the investigation said it is tied to the unrest that roiled the city in May after the police killing of...
  • Berkeley encourages hills residents to leave area ahead of Sunday's wind event

    10/25/2020 5:14:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    SF Gate ^ | October 24, 2020 | by Dianne de Guzman
    The city of Berkeley urged residents of the hills to consider staying elsewhere amid what is expected to be the year's biggest wind event set to begin Sunday. "Hills residents should consider pre-emptively evacuating to the homes of friends, family, or to hotels until dangerous weather subsides," a press release from Berkeley reads. Warning of the potential for wildfires during the wind event and possible blocked roads and exit routes due to fallen trees, the press release urged Hills residents to "reduce the risk to your household" by leaving Sunday afternoon before a fire starts, especially for those residents who...
  • Rioters Torch, Destroy Centuries-Old Churches in Chile

    10/20/2020 5:53:26 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 10/20/20 | Mary Werbaneth
    SANTIAGO, Chile, October 20, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Two Catholic churches were destroyed in Chile’s capital city Sunday in the wake of riots marking the one-year anniversary of anti-government protests that called for a new constitution. “Television images from Santiago on Sunday showed masked protesters filming with their smartphones and cheering as the spire of the burning La Asunción church crashed to the ground,” the Wall Street Journal reported. “Demonstrators also set fire to San Francisco Borja church, which dates from the mid-19th century.” The Church of St. Francis Borgia is regularly used for law enforcement ceremonies. The Church of the...
  • Farmer who had Trump flags flying from his combine finds out his combine, two semis, and a tractor are on fire in his field

    10/20/2020 3:44:11 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 50 replies
    Not the Bee ^ | 10/202/2020 | Cardinal Pritchard
    It was last Thursday morning around 7 a.m. when Jonathan Rempel, a farmer in Sutton, Nebraska, received a phone call from the Sutton Volunteer Fire Department. They told him that his combine (WHICH HAD BEEN FLYING TRUMP FLAGS), two semis, and a tractor had all caught fire in his cornfield "at about the same time." The tractors had all been parked a safe distance apart, and it looks like the equipment hadn't been used since the night prior (which makes this extra fishy). Sadly, the firefighters were not able to save the equipment. State Fire Marshal Investigators are currently looking...
  • Boat Displaying Trump 2020 Banner Set on Fire in Connecticut

    10/20/2020 6:53:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    www.newsweek.com ^ | On 9/2/20 at 4:30 AM EDT | By Ewan Palmer
    A man has been arrested in Connecticut on suspicion of starting a fire on a boat displaying a Donald Trump banner. Olajuwon Johnson, 25, of Bridgeport, has been charged with third-degree arson following an incident at the East End Yacht Club at around 2:30 p.m. on Monday. Scott Appleby, the city's director of emergency management and emergency communications, told the Fairfield Citizen Bridgeport Police had received reporting a man with a can of gasoline on a boat. The 911 caller reported smelling smoke before noticing that a boat cooler was on fire. He extinguished the flames himself. Police were then...
  • Police investigate threatening letters sent to Trump supporters

    10/19/2020 7:28:59 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 24 replies
    WMUR-TV ^ | 10/19/20 | Tim Callery
    MILFORD, N.H. -- Milford police are trying to track down whoever is behind a series of letters that were sent to supporters of President Donald Trump threatening to burn down their homes.
  • Man charged with setting farm’s large Biden-Harris display ablaze held without bail

    10/17/2020 5:34:23 PM PDT · by lightman · 31 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 17 October A.D. 2020 | Dave Canton
    A Dalton, Mass., man who’s been charged with burning a political display was found dangerous by a Berkshire District Court judge and ordered to be held without the right to bail pending trial. Lonnie Durfee, 49, is charged with burning a hay bale display supporting Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris at the Holiday Brook Farm on Route 9 in Dalton on the evening of Oct. 9. Durfee was arrested the next morning and charged with burning personal property. At his arraignment, he was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing. That hearing was held Friday before Judge...
  • HFD arson investigator dies after shooting with suspect in NW Houston.

    10/17/2020 12:14:20 AM PDT · by OldJoeClark · 5 replies
    The shots rang out around 3:30 a.m. in the 2100 block of W. 18th Street near Watercrest, according to HFD. According to ABC13 sources, the six arson investigators were in the Timbergrove area of The Heights, but they weren't looking for a suspect in particular and none of them was expecting to make a traffic stop in the neighborhood. While the group's primary objective was to surveil the area, the investigators had knowledge of a silver/grey car. According to sources, Bruce spotted a vehicle matching the description and proceeded to follow it. During the tailing of the car, Bruce, who...