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  • Supreme Court's 9-0 flag-flying decision startles, dismays wokesters in Vermont public schools

    05/15/2022 8:45:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 15, 2022 | John Klar
    National outrage over George Floyd's death was particularly virulent in super-progressive ("woke") Vermont, where schools widely displayed the BLM flag beside the American flag. Unconcerned that this was a blatantly illegal government endorsement of an overtly partisan organization, proponents donned the "hear no evil from constitutionalists" earmuffs and prided themselves on agitating their neighbors by violating the Constitution. Many Vermonters have complained publicly that this is obvious abuse by government, but school officials have stonewalled, gaslighted, and suppressed all efforts to assert this axiomatic constitutional truth. The state's capital city of Montpelier shamelessly painted BLM on the road in front...
  • Who is Kathy Barnette?

    05/11/2022 9:43:55 AM PDT · by TexasGurl24 · 112 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/11/2022 | Salena Zito
    Barnette, in her bio on her webpage, says: "Appearing regularly on national TV and radio, Kathy Barnette is a veteran, former adjunct professor of corporate finance, sought-after conference speaker, and conservative political commentator. Next up — Kathy is taking on Washington D.C. and is running for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania." The bio also reads: "Kathy served her country proudly for 10 years in the Armed Forces Reserves where she was accepted into Officer Candidacy School. She worked with two major financial firms in corporate America and sat on the board of a pregnancy crisis center for five years." The...
  • Chauvin to receive 20 to 25 years in prison after judge accepts plea deal

    05/04/2022 7:26:27 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 77 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/04/2022 | Lexi Lonas
    Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin will receive 20 to 25 years in prison after a judge accepted a plea deal he struck with prosecutors in December. In December, Chauvin pleaded guilty to charges of violating George Floyd’s civil rights when he pinned his knee on Floyd’s neck, killing him. In exchange, Chauvin agreed a sentencing between 20 to 25 years in prison. Chauvin’s decision to enter a plea deal came after initially rejecting another plea offer in September.
  • Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper says Trump wanted to 'shoot' demonstrators protesting George Floyd's death: book

    05/02/2022 11:04:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 107 replies
    Business insider ^ | 05/02/2022 | John L Dorman
    Former President Donald Trump wanted to "shoot" demonstrators protesting the May 2020 police killing of George Floyd, according to a forthcoming book written by former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. In June 2020, Trump became increasingly frustrated with the fury ignited by the death of Floyd while in custody of the Minneapolis police, Esper wrote in the book, "A Sacred Oath: Memoirs of a Secretary of Defense During Extraordinary Times," which is slated for release on May 10.
  • A cop-eye's view of Seattle's destruction in the 2020 George Floyd riots

    04/26/2022 4:37:07 PM PDT · by rod5591 · 7 replies
    Common Sense ^ | 25 April 2022 | T.A. Frank
    The following morning, Magan got called into the office to start investigations of 30 to 40 people who’d been arrested for crimes such as trespass, burglary and property destruction. Five or six hours in, he began to suspect they’d given the police false names. But there was no point looking into it further. “We found out they’d all been released from custody prior to even being questioned,” he says.
  • Ruling: Buffalo Riot Cops Justified in Pushing 75-Year-Old Activist

    04/11/2022 11:04:30 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 47 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 11, 2022 | Eric Mack
    Two Buffalo police officers were justified in pushing a 75-year-old activist who suffered a skull fracture, an arbitrator ruled nearly two years after the incident. Officers Robert McCabe and Aaron Torgalsk had no other course of action than to push away an approaching Martin Gugino, 75, when he was objecting to a protest curfew. Gugino had been protesting police June 4, 2020, just days after the death of George Floyd.
  • Georgia basketball players chase down, attack referee in crazy video

    04/06/2022 2:37:01 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 6, 2022 | Jenna Lemoncelli
    Barack Obama visited the White House for the first time since he left office on Tuesday. He was there to celebrate the 12th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, as well as to watch President Biden sign an executive order aimed at improving the law. Obama’s return created plenty of commotion, and for Fox News and the rest of the right-wing ecosphere, a fresh opportunity to cast Biden as a weaker, watered-down version of the former president. The Republican National Committee shared two clips of the visit that quickly went viral. The first shows an ostensibly confused Biden ambling around...
  • $14M jury award for protesters could resonate around US

    04/01/2022 4:17:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    news4jax.com ^ | April 1, 2022 | News4jax.com
    DENVER – A federal jury’s $14 million award to Denver protesters hit with pepper balls and a bag filled with lead during 2020 demonstrations over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis could resonate nationwide as courts weigh more than two dozen similar lawsuits. The jury found police used excessive force against protesters, violating their constitutional rights, and ordered the city of Denver to pay 12 who sued. Nationwide, there are at least 29 pending lawsuits challenging law enforcement use of force during the 2020 protests, according to a search of the University of Michigan’s Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse....
  • 'I can't breathe': Video shows death of Edward Bronstein in CHP custody (Pre George Floyd)

    03/17/2022 6:16:04 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    FoxLA ^ | 03 17 2022 | Christina Gonzalez
    The video is difficult to watch, let alone listen to. A man is screaming repeatedly, "I can't breathe" while California Highway Patrol officers out of the Altadena station are forcing a blood draw from him. On the ground is Edward Bronstein, who was arrested on suspicion of DUI back in March 2020. He was brought to the station, where it seems he refused a breathalyzer or blood draw. California allows officers to get a warrant and force the blood draw if they arrest the suspect for DUI, and you can hear the officers telling Bronstein just that. At the beginning...
  • BLM-defund police legacy is more dead police officers, surging crime

    02/10/2022 11:02:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    FOX News.com ^ | February 10, 202 | Buck Sexton
    "Defund police" is arguably the most destructive, idiotic political slogan in living memory. No serious person – certainly no elected leader worthy of any respect – should have ever supported it in practice or principle. But many Democrats did, and there must be accountability for such insanity. Thousands of lives – including a record number of cops – have been lost to increased criminal violence because the Left told lies about law enforcement when it suited their politics. The causation of the national crime wave is straightforward. After the killing of George Floyd in May 2020, the Black Lives Matter...
  • Toxicologist testifies that drugs did not kill George Floyd

    02/09/2022 12:54:00 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 9, 2022 | By STEVE KARNOWSKI
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A toxicologist testified Wednesday at the federal trial of three former officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights that it wasn’t drug use, heart disease nor an agitated state known as “excited delirium” that caused Floyd’s death after officers pinned him to the pavement in May 2020. Dr. Vik Bebarta, an emergency physician and toxicologist and professor at the University of Colorado in suburban Denver, bolstered the prosecution’s contention that Floyd died because of how Officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee down on the Black man’s neck. Bebarta said he concluded that Floyd “died...
  • Lung expert: Floyd died because his breathing was restricted

    02/07/2022 9:55:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 80 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 7, 2022 | By STEVE KARNOWSKI and TAMMY WEBBER
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — George Floyd died because his breathing was restricted as he was restrained while handcuffed and facedown, a lung expert testified Monday at the federal trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating Floyd’s civil rights. Dr. David Systrom, a pulmonologist and critical care physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, said Floyd’s upper airway was compressed by Officer Derek Chauvin’s knee, while his position on the hard asphalt with his hands cuffed behind his back did not allow his lungs to expand, cutting off the flow of oxygen. “Oxygen delivered to the...
  • Biden's Innate Racism [semi-satire]

    01/26/2022 8:02:51 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 January 2022 | John Semmens
    Fifty Senate Republicans and two Democrats blocked President Biden's bill to federalize all elections in order to mandate changes that will make vote fraud easier—by eliminating photo ID requirements, legalizing ballot harvesting, increasing the quantity of mail-in ballots, and blocking regular purges of deceased, moved, and inactive voters from the rolls. There is no question that the "reforms" the Democrats want will increase the number of ballots that will be counted. The Democrats' animosity to trying to ensure that only legal votes are counted contradicts polls showing that nearly 80% of black voters favor ID verification before accepting a ballot...
  • Biden’s Comments Saying Floyd’s Death Had More Impact Than MLK’s Come Back to Haunt Him

    01/18/2022 7:04:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Law Enforcement Today ^ | January 18, 2022 | Jim Patrick
    One man inspired millions and helped change a country. The other was a career criminal and drug addict who inspired criminals to riot in the streets and shake down businesses in the name of “equity.” This past Monday, we celebrated the birthday of the former, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Now, a comment made by one Joseph Robinette Biden from June 2020 has been resurrected in which Biden said Floyd’s death had greater global impact than that of Dr. King. Newsweek reported that Biden’s original comments were made at an economic roundtable in Philadelphia in the weeks after Floyd’s...
  • Minnesota Rioter Sentenced After A Man Was Burned Alive Inside A Pawn Shop During George Floyd Riots (BLM)

    01/18/2022 1:59:11 PM PST · by Conservat1 · 45 replies
    B911 ^ | Jan 18, 2022
    According to court documents, on May 28, 2020, Montez Terriel Lee, 26, along with others, broke into the Max It Pawn Shop on East Lake Street in Minneapolis. Surveillance video footage showed Lee pouring a fire accelerant around the pawn shop and lighting the accelerant on fire. The fire destroyed the building. A second video showed Lee standing in front of the burning pawn shop and Lee could be heard saying, “[expletive] this place. We’re gonna burn this [expletive] down.”
  • VIDEO: Ear-Dangling Biden Declares Floyd Death Had More Impact than King Assassination

    01/17/2022 1:18:16 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 17, 2022 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO It's hard to pay attention to what Joe Biden is saying in this video from 2020. Why? Because of that mask ridiculously dangling off his ear. You just can't stop watching it. That ear-dangler just sucks all attention away from whatever words Biden is saying. However, if you manage to put that dangling scene stealer out of your mind, you will find out that what Biden is saying is as absurd as the dangling mask. Namely that George Floyd's death had a greater impact on the world than the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr..Okay, you can go back...
  • Texas board withdraws pardon recommendation for George Floyd

    12/23/2021 4:11:50 PM PST · by deport · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 23, 2021 4:47 p.m | PAUL J. WEBER ,
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas board that had unanimously supported a posthumous pardon for George Floyd over a 2004 drug arrest in Houston backpedaled in an announcement Thursday, saying “procedural errors" were found in their recommendation months after leaving the decision to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.In a letter dated Dec. 16 but not released publicly until now, the board told Abbott that it had identified “unexplained departures” from its process of issuing pardons and needed to reconsider more than a third of the 67 clemency recommendations it sent to Abbott this year, including the one for Floyd.
  • Catholic University President Apologizes for 'Needless Controversy' of Twice-Stolen Icon

    12/20/2021 7:04:27 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 12/20/21 | Joe Bukuras
    John Garvey, president of The Catholic University of America, has apologized for the school's display of an icon some say depicts George Floyd as Jesus, saying the twice-stolen image has created “needless controversy and confusion.” “Some critics thought that the identity of the male figure was at best ambiguous. Many saw the figure in the arms of Our Lady as a divinized George Floyd. This interpretation led to accusations that the work was blasphemous, something that is contrary to the respect due God and his holy name. Defenders of the work said it was meant to provoke thought about seeing...
  • Second ‘George Floyd’ Pietà Stolen from Catholic University

    12/16/2021 6:27:18 PM PST · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 12/16/21 | Jack Jenkins
    A spokesperson confirmed the painting, which uses an artistic style known as a Pietà to depict a Black Virgin Mary cradling Jesus’ body after his Crucifixion, was stolen on Sunday.WASHINGTON (RNS) — A second painting of Jesus and his mother, Mary, in which Jesus is widely thought to be depicted as George Floyd, has been stolen from the walls of the Catholic University of America’s law school. The painting, which sits outside the chapel at CUA’s Columbus Law School, replaced an identical, larger version of the same painting that was also stolen last month after it was highlighted in conservative...
  • Derek Chauvin changes plea to guilty in George Floyd civil rights case

    12/15/2021 8:03:59 AM PST · by Coronal · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 15, 2021
    White former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty on Wednesday in a federal court in Minnesota to charges he violated George Floyd's civil rights during the Black man's murder, reversing his not-guilty plea in September. Chauvin, 45, entered his guilty plea in the U.S. District Court. Prosecutors asked the judge to sentence Chauvin to 25 years in prison, which would run concurrent to his state sentence, adding on about 2 years, The New York Times reported. Chauvin has already been sentenced to 22-1/2 years in prison in state court for the 2020 murder of Floyd, on whose neck the...