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  • The Ultimate Irony: How A Threatened Swamp Fulfilled Trump’s Doomed Dream To Crack Down On Riots

    01/20/2021 2:52:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 20, 2021 | Christopher Bedford
    Unable to convince his deputies to clamp down on disorder while in power, Donald Trump now leaves a city occupied to cheers in honor of his successor (and his successor's army).WASHINGTON — For six months, President Donald Trump pushed for a harsher crackdown on the riots raging across the United States, facing constant pushback from officials worried that would further inflame the chaos and lead to needless death. As Joe Biden takes the oath of office and Trump exits Washington, the outgoing president’s dream is finally realized — ironically, too late to change a thing.Over the past week, somewhere between...
  • Officer With Knee to George Floyd's Neck to Be Tried Alone

    01/12/2021 10:31:21 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 61 replies
    Newssmacks ^ | January 12, 2021
    A former Minneapolis police officer who held his knee to the neck of George Floyd for several minutes will be tried separately from three other former officers accused in his death, according to scheduling orders filed Tuesday.Derek Chauvin will stand trial alone in March due to the coronavirus pandemic while the other three former officers will be tried together in the summer, according to the orders filed in Hennepin County District Court.
  • Defund the Police Group Donor MacKenzie Scott Named ‘Philanthropist of the Year’

    01/05/2021 8:42:45 AM PST · by JV3MRC · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/5/2021 | Joseph Vazquez
    Supporting a leftist group that advocates defunding the police apparently wasn’t a red flag for liberal outlet Inside Philanthropy’s (IP) “Philanthropist of the Year” award. At least, that’s the message that IP sent when they named Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s liberal billionaire ex-wife MacKenzie Scott their 2020 philanthropy champion. IP praised Scott, stating that “[i]n her debut as a mega-donor, Scott moved about $6 billion, distributed to a combination of advocacy and organizing groups working in areas like race, gender and climate.” MacKenzie had announced earlier last year that she had transferred “nearly $1.7 billion to 116 organizations” linked to...
  • Minneapolis eyes deep police cuts after Floyd’s death

    12/09/2020 9:30:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Dissociated Press ^ | December 9, 2020 | Steve Karnowski
    Minneapolis City Council members who tried unsuccessfully to dismantle the police department in response to George Floyd’s death are voting Wednesday on whether to shrink it, a move that could imperil the entire city budget because the mayor is threatening to use his veto to protect public safety amid soaring crime rates. The plan, which supporters call “Safety for All,” is the latest version of the “defund the police” movement that Minneapolis and other cities have considered since Floyd’s May 25 death ignited mass demonstrations against police brutality and a nationwide reckoning with racism. Eleven of the 13 council members...
  • 89-year-old woman’s home vandalized 8 times since Minneapolis unrest began

    12/07/2020 2:49:08 PM PST · by euram · 22 replies
    Alpa News ^ | Dec 7 2020 | Alpha News Staff
    An 89-year-old woman has been the victim of eight vandalism attacks since unrest began in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd. “I don’t really feel secure here,” Frances Mosley, the target of the attacks, told Fox 9. She said she has lived in the same house on the 5100 block of Cedar Avenue South for 50 years without incident. The most recent attack occurred last Tuesday night, Minneapolis police recently confirmed. Another attack occurred on Thanksgiving morning.
  • TIMING: NYT Finally Admits Damage Done to Riot-Torn Businesses

    11/10/2020 8:38:11 AM PST · by JV3MRC · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 11/10/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    With Election Day over, The New York Times finally decided to do a retrospective assessment of the damage caused by the Marxist rioting that American businesses had suffered for months on end. The Times admitted shockingly in a new report: “Some activists have downplayed the damage to businesses from looting and arson in racial justice protests around the country. But some small entrepreneurs are struggling.” The Times even cited Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron’s June 1 piece “Buildings Matter, Too,” where she wrote: “‘People over property’ is great as a rhetorical slogan. But as a practical matter, the destruction...
  • Breaking: Judge denies change-of-venue motions in George Floyd trial

    11/05/2020 3:21:58 PM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 11/5/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    For now, anyway, four former members of the Minneapolis Police Department will face a jury of their Hennepin County peers. Despite massive riots in Minneapolis and a national spotlight on the death of George Floyd, Judge Peter Cahill rejected motions this morning from all four defendants to move the trial out of the Twin Cities. Cahill also rejected separation motions, meaning all four will face trial together: The jurors will come from Hennepin County and only be partially sequestered? That seems like an odd ruling when the judge is already tipping his hat to the reality of the pretrial publicity...
  • Jill Biden, George Floyd’s family rally Democratic voters in Tallahassee

    11/01/2020 4:09:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/01/20 | Lawrence Mower
    Former Second Lady Jill Biden and the family of George Floyd stopped in Tallahassee on Sunday to rally support among Black Floridians on the final day of early voting in Florida. Speaking to hundreds of Democratic supports on the footsteps of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, near Florida’s Capitol, Biden encouraged a last-minute turnout for her husband, former Vice President Joe Biden. “This is it. There are no do-overs,” Biden said. “If we win here, there is no stopping us.” **SNIP** “My brother’s life, my brother’s blood, is on the ballot,” Bridget Floyd said. Biden spoke of the racial injustice...
  • 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...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 10/23/2020 Newsdump Friday

    10/23/2020 11:17:18 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/23/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    A security firm in Tennessee cutting a deal with Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. Ellison's office probing an allegation that armed guards were being recruited for polling places in Minnesota... Efforts by President Trump's campaign to monitor activity at ballot drop boxes in Philadelphia with video recording may be voter intimidation. That's the view of... Pennsylvania's Supreme Court with an elected 5-2 Democrat majority ruling that that election ballots cannot be rejected for mismatched signatures... Is this all just a political stunt? That's what Republican lawmakers here in York County, Pennsylvania are asking... More towns added to Connecticut's Red Alert...
  • 3rd degree murder charge dropped against Derek Chauvin in George Floyd’s death, 2nd degree murder remains

    10/22/2020 7:19:15 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    KARE ^ | October 22, 2020 | Lou Raguse, Emily Haavik
    A judge dismissed the third-degree murder charge, but the more serious charge of second-degree murder, along with all other charges against the defendants, remain.
  • (Minnesota) State Senate report correctly blames state and city leadership for the summer’s riots

    10/16/2020 8:06:37 AM PDT · by euram · 2 replies
    Center for the American Experiment ^ | Oct 14 2020 | John Phelan
    Yesterday, the Minnesota Senate’s Transportation and Public Safety Committee released its report on this summer’s riots in Minneapolis. The Star Tribune report on this was headlined: ‘Minnesota Senate GOP report blames Gov. Tim Walz, Mayor Jacob Frey for slow riot response‘. The sub-header read: ‘Democratic leaders reject findings, call document fodder for election’, which is curious, because previously both Governor Walz and Mayor Frey had said that the other was to blame.
  • Amy Coney Barrett: George Floyd video was 'very, very personal for my family'

    10/16/2020 3:59:54 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    Fox 9 ^ | Oct 2020 | Fox 9 Staff
    When asked Tuesday about the video of George Floyd’s death, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett said it is “obvious” racism persists in the U.S., but the issue of how the country should address it is up to policymakers, not judges. The line of questioning came from U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, a Democrat, during the second day of Judge Barrett’s confirmation hearings. Barrett, who has two adopted children from Haiti, said the Floyd video was “very, very personal for my family.” She said the events of this last summer was particularly difficult for her 17-year-old daughter, Vivian. “My...
  • In Minneapolis, Rage And Fear Have Hobbled A Great American City

    10/14/2020 6:08:50 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 14 Oct 2020 | John Danile Davidson
    The intersection in south Minneapolis where George Floyd died in police custody on May 25 has become a quasi-religious shrine. It is a shrine not just to Floyd, who is honored here as if he were a saint or a martyr, but to the political power of the Black Lives Matter movement and the ascendency of the radical left in this city. The intersection and the neighborhood around it have been “occupied” for months now. To get to the memorial—or “George Square,” as it’s now called—you must approach on foot. For a block in every direction, the streets are closed...
  • No, Taking Police Out Of Schools And Refusing To Discipline Won’t Help Brown Kids

    10/13/2020 8:39:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 13, 2020 | Jonathan Butcher and Hans von Spakovsky
    If Minneapolis school officials and other educators across the country want to keep students safe, they should abandon student discipline policies based on quotas and eradicate notions of 'defunding the police.' Dangerous calls from activists to “defund the police,” including school police, were splashed across the headlines over the summer. Now officials in one school district at the forefront of the movement are having second thoughts.Minneapolis Public School officials were among the first to announce they were canceling their contract with local law enforcement for school security after the tragic incident involving George Floyd occurred in that city. That the...
  • Washington Post Blames "Systemic Racism" for George Floyd Robbing a Latino Woman at Gunpoint

    10/11/2020 5:23:51 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 41 replies
    Front Page ^ | 8 Oct 2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Washington Post took a shot at making its own version of the 1619 Project for George Floyd. "Born with two strikes - How systemic racism shaped Floyd’s life and hobbled his ambition," the paper owned by the richest man in the world falsely claims. Floyd, you see, wanted to be a Supreme Court justice. But a racist country just kept arresting him for drugs, theft, and... armed robbery. But the Post does its best to dance around that by writing about anything and everything except Floyd's crimes. "Early in life, he wanted to be a Supreme Court justice. Then,...
  • Ex-officer charged in George Floyd's death freed on $1M bond

    10/08/2020 6:49:43 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    AP ^ | 10 08 2020 | Staff
    The former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd posted bail Wednesday and was released from jail, leading Minnesota's governor to activate the National Guard to help keep the peace in the event of protests. According to court documents, Derek Chauvin posted a $1 million bond and was released from the state's facility in Oak Park Heights, where he had been detained. Hennepin County jail records show he was released shortly before 11:30 a.m. Floyd, a Black man in handcuffs, died May 25 after Chauvin, who is white, pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck for...
  • George Floyd death: Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin posts $1M bail, released from jail

    10/07/2020 10:54:53 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 07 2020 | Danielle Wallace
    The former Minneapolis police officer seen in the viral video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd before his death in police custody posted a $1 million bond and was released Wednesday. Derek Chauvin, who is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter, was released from Oak Park Heights prison, where he had been held since May 31, a Minnesota Department of Corrections spokesperson confirmed to Fox 9 Minneapolis.
  • Hating Tucker: What the Left's vicious attacks on Fox News' star host really symbolize.

    10/03/2020 10:28:37 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | Sat Oct 3, 2020 | Jason D. Hill
    The attacks on Fox News host Tucker Carlson as a racist, white nationalist, xenophobic, immigrant-hating troll have become coin of the realm in the establishment media. Last week, the Daily Beast hit an all-time low when one of its reporters accused Carlson of blaming George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Jacob Blake for their own deaths and injuries from police. The almost libelous article attributes claims that Carlson actually never made on his show. The Daily Beast reporter simply offers his own dubious interpretations of Carlson’s interpretation of news and facts as he receives them. Carlson has been lambasted for criticizing...
  • NYT editor: By golly, these anarchists just want to watch the world burn! it’s not really about George Floyd or Black lives, but insurrection for insurrection’s sake.

    10/02/2020 9:51:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/02/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    No kidding. In an op-ed headlined “The Truth About Today’s Anarchists,” New York Timed editorial board member Farah Stockman unveils her epiphany about the nature and aims of the people burning down America’s cities over the last four months. She links to the reporting done by photographer Jeremy Lee Quinn, who began to suspect from the first moments of unrest that the riots and looting were not, as many assumed, simply spontaneous outbursts of anger over oppression catalyzed by the death of George Floyd. Instead, Quinn found that the violence and looting were planned, strategically deployed, and had little...