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  • Some OKC protesters charged with terrorism, rioting, assault

    06/28/2020 8:32:50 AM PDT · by kevcol · 8 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | June 27, 2020 | Nolan Clay
    Protesters blamed for the violence that broke out in Oklahoma City the last weekend in May were charged Friday with terrorism, rioting and assault. If convicted of the felony offenses, they could be sentenced to years in prison. Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater made the decisions himself on the charges in a get-tough approach meant to deter others from going too far during protests in the future. "This is not Seattle," Prater said Friday. "We're not putting up with this lawlessness here."
  • Destroyed Cleveland cupcake store owner gets threats to shut up or her business will be looted again

    06/22/2020 1:16:20 PM PDT · by kevcol · 87 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 22, 2020 | Jon Dougherty
    The owner of a small cupcake business in Cleveland that was destroyed and looted last month as riots broke out following the death of George Floyd says she’s being threatened with future harm and destruction for cooperating with police. In an interview with “Fox & Friends” Monday, Kelly Kandah, owner of Colossal Cupcakes, a family business, said the threats include people telling her that if she rebuilds, “it’s going to get hit again.”
  • George Soros spokeswoman: Conspiracy theories about funding protesters are 'insulting' and a distraction

    06/21/2020 5:42:59 PM PDT · by kevcol · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 21, 2020 | Madison Dibble
    A spokeswoman for George Soros said people claiming the billionaire liberal donor has funded recent protests throughout the United States are trying to distract from the real issues that inspired the demonstrations. Laura Silber, the chief communications officer for Soros’s philanthropic Open Society Foundations, told the Associated Press Soros is not responsible for funding any protests or providing mass transportation to facilitate protests
  • UN human rights chief says rich nations should pay reparations for slavery as she condemns 'gratuitous brutality' of George Floyd's killing

    06/17/2020 11:00:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 17, 2020 | Sophie Tanno
    The UN's human rights chief today urged countries to confront the legacy of slavery and colonialism and to make amends for 'centuries of violence and discrimination' through reparations. Addressing an urgent debate on racism and police brutality at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Michelle Bachelet called on countries to examine their pasts and to strive to better understand the scope of continuing 'systemic discrimination'. ---------- George Floyd's brother, Philonise Floyd, called on the United Nations to set up an independent commission to investigate the killings of African Americans by police. He made his speech via video message during...
  • Black Lives Matter protest of 80 people in tiny Ohio town where just 13 black residents live is overrun by 700 white counterprotesters armed with rifles, handguns and baseball bats

    06/17/2020 9:05:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 124 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 17, 2020 | Rachel Sharp
    A Black Lives Matter protest of around 80 people in a tiny Ohio town home to just 13 black residents was overrun by 700 white counterprotesters armed with rifles, handguns and baseball bats at the weekend. Heavily armed white men and women from motorcycle gangs and 'back the blue' groups flocked to the small town of Bethel Sunday shouting 'Blue lives matter!' and 'All lives matter!' and facing off with the small group of village residents who had been demonstrating peacefully calling for an end to systemic racism and police brutality across America.
  • U.N. council to hold 'urgent debate' on racism and police brutality in U.S.

    06/15/2020 10:06:04 AM PDT · by kevcol · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 15, 2020 | Lauren Meier
    The United Nations Human Rights Council this week will review reports of racism, police brutality and violence against protesters in the U.S. in an urgent meeting after weeks of anti-racism protests that have swept the country. The request to hold an “urgent debate” among the 47-member group, of which the U.S. is not a member, was initially requested by Burkina Faso on behalf of 54 African countries after the family of George Floyd urged the group to review systemic racism and police brutality in the U.S. Mr. Floyd died on May 25 after a white officer knelt on his neck...
  • 'Gone with the Wind' to return to HBO Max with introduction from black scholar Jacqueline Stewart

    06/14/2020 6:32:25 PM PDT · by kevcol · 88 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 14, 2020 | Nate Day
    "Gone with the Wind" will be returning to HBO Max with some new material. The 1939 film was pulled from HBO Max amid heightened racial tension around the world following the death of George Floyd, who died while in police custody after officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck for over eight minutes. When the film returns to the streaming service -- the date of which is still unclear -- it will include an introduction from Jacqueline Stewart, a Turner Classic Movies host and professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago.
  • Judge asks if Michael Flynn dismissal is good for racist police

    06/13/2020 7:38:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 12, 2020 | Steven Nelson
    A federal appeals court judge repeatedly asked Friday whether dropping the case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn would mean police can escape accountability for brutalizing black people. DC Circuit Judge Robert Wilkins raised the possibility as Flynn’s attorneys and the Justice Department pleaded with a skeptical three-judge panel to order US District Judge Emmet Sullivan to dismiss Flynn’s case and his 2017 guilty plea for lying to the FBI. Wilkins, an African American Harvard Law School graduate, asked whether dismissing Flynn’s case would mean that judges must also dismiss cases against police if prosecutors offer racist reasons.
  • Band-Aid launching racially diverse bandages

    06/11/2020 6:18:23 PM PDT · by kevcol · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 11, 2020 | Natalie O'Neill
    After years of petitions, Band-Aid will now launch a new line of bandages in a range of different skin tone colors — from beige to dark brown — to “embrace the beauty of diverse skin,” the firm announced Thursday. The bandage brand, which is owned by Johnson & Johnson, said it plans to roll out the new product in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement
  • U.S. Rep Bobby Rush lashes out at Chicago cops who were caught napping in his campaign office, drinking his coffee, and popping his popcorn while 'looters were tearing apart businesses' nearby

    06/11/2020 5:47:14 PM PDT · by kevcol · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 11, 2020 | Frances Mulraney
    U.S. Representative Bobby Rush revealed Thursday that more than a dozen Chicago cops were caught on CCTV lounging in his campaign office and drinking coffee while nearby businesses were being looted. Rush, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and police chiefs slammed the actions of the officers who were seen on their phones, making popcorn, and even napping after they were called to investigate a break-in at the office on June 1. The congressman said the officers involved had 'unmitigated gall' to be taking a break there 'while looters were tearing apart businesses within their sight and within their reach'. Mayor Lightfoot...
  • Anarchists in Seattle’s ‘Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone’ start their own victory garden, are in for the long haul

    06/11/2020 3:23:48 PM PDT · by kevcol · 83 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 11, 2020 | Brett T.
    As Twitchy reported Wednesday, the free people barricaded inside Seattle’s “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” had sent out a plea for vegan and soy-based food after the homeless ate everything they had. It looks like the anarchists and Antifa members are in for the long haul, as they’ve started farming inside the autonomous zone. Lol the Antifa people in the “autonomous zone” are taking up farming. They poured some top soil onto the grass, seem to have simply placed some of the plants onto the soil rather than digging holes, and are expecting to keep the plot sufficiently watered with a...
  • LA Times Executive Editor: The Term 'Looting' is Racist, Journalists Becoming Activists is 'For The Better'

    06/11/2020 2:54:53 PM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 11, 2020 | Ryan Foley
    Tuesday’s edition of PBS NewsHour featured a discussion about “the differences in the experiences of black journalists as contrasted with their colleagues.” One of the guests, Los Angeles Times Executive Editor Norman Pearlstine, talked about how “one of the active debates we had over the past week was about the use of the word ‘looting’ to describe the destruction of the property” that has taken place at several riots that have occurred in the wake of the death of George Floyd. Pearlstine went on to talk about how the seemingly innocent term is actually profoundly racist.--- Dorothy Tucker, the President...
  • Mayor de Blasio’s wife says eliminating NYPD would be ‘nirvana, a utopia’

    06/11/2020 7:57:19 AM PDT · by kevcol · 64 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 11, 2020 | Jon Dougherty
    “That would be like a nirvana, a utopia that we are nowhere close to getting to,” McCray noted in a TIME100 Talks discussion. McCray’s comments come after elected leaders in Minneapolis have caved to demands by Left-wing groups to disband that city’s police department in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of a few bad cops last month.
  • Dem Rep Calls for ‘Secretary of Reconciliation’ to Eliminate Racism

    06/10/2020 8:43:51 AM PDT · by kevcol · 66 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 9, 2020 | Paul Crookston
    Rep. Al Green (D., Texas) said Tuesday that a new cabinet-level position should be created to "eliminate racism and discrimination in all its forms." "We ought to have a secretary of reconciliation who reports directly to the president of the United States, whose job it will be to eliminate racism and discrimination in all of its forms," Green told MSNBC's Craig Melvin.
  • Ex-cop Derek Chauvin 'was in talks to plead GUILTY' to George Floyd 'murder' before his arrest, but the deal fell apart - as a former colleague claims the officer and Floyd previously 'bumped heads' working at a nightclub together

    06/10/2020 5:00:19 AM PDT · by kevcol · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 10, 2020 | Luke Kenton and Valerie Edwards
    Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with second degree murder after the death of George Floyd in custody last month, was reportedly negotiating with prosecutors over a possible guilty plea deal in the days leading up to his arrest. The embattled cop, 44, was said to be discussing the specifics of the deal four days after Floyd’s death on Memorial Day. He was arrested a day later after those talks broke down, Fox 9 News reported. Sources told the network the deal would’ve been ‘universal’, and would’ve included state murder charges as well as federal civil rights charges....
  • Pelosi: George Floyd’s ‘Martyrdom’ Is ‘Continuation of Some Horror That Has Existed in Our Country for a Very Long Time’

    06/10/2020 4:40:33 AM PDT · by kevcol · 57 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 9, 2020 | Craig Bannister
    “The martyrdom of George Floyd gave the American experience a moment of national anguish,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday, including the Minnesotan who died in police custody among her list of “names of martyrdom.” At a press conference introducing Democrats’ “Justice in Policing Act,” Pelosi said that she and her colleagues knelt for more than eight minutes on Monday because Floyd’s death was “a continuation of some horror” that has been long-present in America:
  • Barrier going up around Portland, Ore. City Hall as progressive mayor’s ‘bridges not walls’ takes age poorly

    06/10/2020 4:12:31 AM PDT · by kevcol · 3 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 9, 2020 | Doug P.
    Portland, Oregon, a sanctuary city with a progressive mayor named Ted Wheeler: A plywood wall is going up around Portland City Hall. — Portland Tribune That doesn’t look like a bridge to us, and we’ve been told that’s the way it should be: Let's build bridges, not walls. Work together, not against each other. — Mayor Ted Wheeler When his own security is at risk, @tedwheeler’s platitudes about not building walls suddenly no longer apply. — Andy Ngô
  • California attorney allegedly offers free representation to black people willing to kill police

    06/09/2020 11:47:16 AM PDT · by kevcol · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 9, 2020 | Haley Victory Smith
    A southern California criminal defense attorney is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department for allegedly advocating that black people kill police officers and offering free representation to anyone willing to do so. Screenshots of Instagram posts from an account tied to attorney Mark McBride were obtained by Fox 11. "It won’t stop until black people start murdering cops, which they should do — often and with great relish. These c---sucking, low-iq, can’t get into law school jarheads need an asphalt nap, during which they bleed out on the streets where they’re shot down. I would have no problem...
  • 27-yr-old defense attorney arrested, accused of shooting disabled veteran trying to pass through protest

    06/09/2020 9:47:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 8, 2020 | Robert Jonathan
    A lawyer who was reportedly participating in a small George Floyd-related street protest allegedly shot a driver in the head on Thursday evening in downtown Alamosa, Colo. The driver is reportedly on life support. The victim is identified by several news outlets as Danny Pruitt, 49, reportedly a disabled military veteran and single father. Cops arrested defense attorney James Marshall, 27, on a slew of charges about three hours later in connection with the shooting. Although an investigation is ongoing into this extremely disturbing incident, Alamosa cops say there is no evidence thus far that Pruitt tried to drive his...
  • Minneapolis City Council president: 'The goal' is a 'police-free future'

    06/09/2020 5:40:24 AM PDT · by kevcol · 99 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 9, 2020 | Madison Dibble
    The Minneapolis City Council president said the city is aiming to have a "police-free future" as it shifts to dismantle its police department following the death of George Floyd. Council President Lisa Bender noted on Monday that the change will take time but said that the city is aspiring to change the department completely with the goal of eventually eliminating police altogether. "I think the idea of having a police-free future is very aspirational, and I am willing to stand with community members who are asking us to think of that as the goal because so many folks in our...