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  • Gov. Walz (MN) appeals FEMA decision to deny aid after civil unrest

    08/08/2020 7:03:34 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 34 replies
    KSTP ^ | Aug 7, 2020
    Gov. Tim Walz on Friday announced he is appealing the federal government's decision to deny a major disaster declaration to help Minnesota rebuild from the rioting that broke out after George Floyd's death in police custody. The Governor requested funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency on July 2. That request was denied on July 10. Walz requested funding specifically to help rebuild public infrastructure that had been damaged in the civil unrest starting on May 27. In a news release, Walz cited the Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, which states that fires to public infrastructures regardless of...
  • George Floyd: You Cannot Fool All of the People All of the Time

    08/06/2020 5:02:11 AM PDT · by The Houston Courant · 10 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | August 8, 2020 | M. Tremoglie
    A British newspaper somehow came into possession of bodycam footage of the beginning of the police encounter between Minneapolis police officers and George Floyd. It reveals a man behaving irrationally from the moment the police arrive. He is uncooperative with the police. His erratic behavior caused the officers to wonder if he was under the influence of drugs. One of Floyd's acquaintances implied he has psychiatric problems. Indeed, this newly published information by the UK’s Daily Mail, validates the points I made in my May 31 Houston Courant column defending Officer Chauvin. I noted the omissions of fact by the...
  • Firearms seized in FBI raid at YouTube star Jake Paul’s home

    08/05/2020 2:42:12 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 50 replies
    pagesix ^ | 08/05/2020 | Jackie Salo
    Federal agents recovered a cache of firearms from controversial YouTube star Jake Paul’s Los Angeles mansion following a raid there Wednesday, according to a report. Authorities were seen seizing several firearms, including a long gun propped up against a hot tub in the back yard, from 23-year-old Paul’s property in Calabasas early Wednesday, news station KABC-TV reported.
  • Jason Whitlock claims leaked George Floyd footage shows early narrative of his death was a 'race hoax'

    08/04/2020 11:05:52 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/4/20 | Sam Dorman
    Sports journalist Jason Whitlock wrote Tuesday that the early narrative surrounding the death of George Floyd amounted to a "race hoax" after leaked body camera footage of the incident that led to Floyd's death May 25 was made public. "The George Floyd case is not a race crime," Whitlock, who is Black, wrote on "No rational person can watch that footage and conclude the police were motivated by Floyd’s Black race." The footage shows four Minneapolis police officers struggling with Floyd before one of them, Derek Chauvin, ultimately pins Floyd to the ground in a scene that was broadcast...
  • Tucker Carlson On Why It Took So Long For America To See The George Floyd Bodycam Footage

    08/04/2020 6:10:02 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 88 replies
    "The answer to why we haven't seen it is simple, because Keith Ellison, he's the Attorney General in Minnesota, hid the video from the public. He refused to release the footage."
  • Leaked bodycam video shows George Floyd brutally beaten before fatal arrest

    08/04/2020 5:16:37 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 57 replies ^ | 08/04/2020 | Phoebe Loomes
    The bodycam footage showing the full arrest of George Floyd has been published after being shown in a US court. The footage shows rookie cop Thomas Lane approaching Floyd in a car outside Cup Foods in Minneapolis in the US by tapping on the window with a gun. The following minutes include Floyd being handcuffed before being led to another police car where he appears to be beaten in the back seat by officers while pleading for his life. The bodycam footage, published by the Daily Mail, shows the minutes before Floyd was filmed by a bystander laying on the...
  • ABC Spikes Leaked Video of Floyd Arrest, CBS/NBC Edit Out ‘Stop Resisting’

    08/04/2020 8:12:02 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies ^ | August 3, 2020 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Monday was the first chance the liberal broadcast networks had at giving their viewers a fuller understanding of the day George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer as two body camera videos were leaked to the U.K.'s Daily Mail. The videos show officers struggling to get Floyd into the cop car with an officer telling him to “stop resisting” at one point. ABC’s World News Tonight skipped the videos entirely, while CBS and NBC aired highly-edited soundbites and omitted the order. In the video Daily Mail posted on YouTube, Officer Thomas Lane had Floyd out of his vehicle and was trying to get him...
  • East Bay Residents Charged With Stealing 27 Firearms From Hayward Gun Store

    08/03/2020 8:36:47 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 18 replies ^ | August 3, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of California
    OAKLAND – In an indictment partially unsealed today, a federal grand jury charged Dashawn Talifario Taylor, Anthony Lamar Craft, Jr., and Tyronza Hampton, Jr., for stealing 27 firearms from a Hayward gun shop on the night of May 31, 2020, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Special Agent in Charge Patrick Gorman. The grand jury also charged Taylor with possession of a stolen firearm and Craft with being a felon in a possession of a firearm.According to the indictment and an affidavit by an ATF agent in connection with...
  • Minneapolis’ Frey accuses Walz of dragging feet during early unrest

    08/03/2020 10:55:43 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 03 2020 | Edmund DeMarche
    Mayor Jacob Frey, the Minneapolis Democrat who faced sharp criticism over his handling of the George Floyd riots in June, on Monday seemed to place much of the blame on Gov. Tim Walz, another Democrat, for failing to act quickly on early requests from the city for state intervention, a report said. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune published a detailed report that shed light on the interaction between the mayor's office and Walz in the early days of the protest. The governor's office made it clear that National Guard Troops were ready within 24 hours of the mayor's informal request, but Frey...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Police bodycam footage shows moment-by-moment arrest of George Floyd for the first time - from terror on his face when officer points gun at his head, sobbing before he's shoved into squad car and begging to breathe as his life drains away

    08/03/2020 1:43:16 PM PDT · by bkopto · 97 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/3/2020 | martin gould
    Bodycam footage from two cops accused in the murder of George Floyd is revealed exclusively by today — and it shows a rookie officer terrifying Floyd by pointing a handgun at his head and another callously picking a pebble from the squad car tire just inches from the dying man and seconds before he draws his last breath. The tapes show in minute detail how a very distressed Floyd begs 'Mr. Officer, please don't shoot me. Please man,' before the struggle that ended with his death on May 25. It also shows how belligerent cops cursed at and manhandled...
  • What was George Floyd attempting to buy that night? [vanity]

    08/02/2020 6:09:55 AM PDT · by foreverfree · 34 replies
    foreverfree | 8/2/20 | foreverfree
    The thread title is self explanatory, and I didn't know whether to categorize this under News (since BLM/the Floyd fallout) is still very much in the news, or under General Chat since the original incident is "old news" by now. But here goes...Lately I've been wondering if BLM would have been shoved down our throats and statues defaced and toppled left and right (no pun intended), and Antifa ramped up to a level unprecedented, if Floyd hadn't had a hankering that evening for whatever he was trying to slip the funny money for. I've never seen it reported what he...
  • I'm ready to call our sister in the movement for justice Madam Vice President Kamala Harris

    08/01/2020 4:59:41 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | 6:46 PM ET, Sat August 1, 2020 | Ben Crump
    The case for me is simple: She's been a change agent at every level of government -- local, state, and federal -- for 30 years. She has been a trailblazer for reform-minded prosecutors nationwide. She is the only Black woman in the US Senate, and just the second in our history. And having watched her skewer witness after witness testifying at Senate hearings, I know exactly who I want to see go toe-to-toe with Mike Pence. The truth is, Harris has been unraveling broken systems and confronting injustice since long before most people knew her name. And as someone who...
  • Tyler Perry on ‘Defund Police’ Push: ‘I Think We Need More Police’

    07/30/2020 11:32:57 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 July 2020 | JEFF POOR
    Wednesday on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” movie mogul and actor Tyler Perry expressed his concerns over the so-called “Defund Police” protests around the country. Perry indicated he was “worried” the message was “being hijacked” for the sake of politics in the wake of George Floyd’s death while in the custody of Minneapolis police. “So, when they saw George Floyd’s death, this horrific, horrible death played out as this man pleaded for his life and begged and said ‘please’ many, many times, it — seeing it changes everything,” he explained. “So I became very, very optimistic when everybody galvanized together because...
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church implicates Israel in George Floyd death

    07/29/2020 10:26:36 PM PDT · by Cronos · 56 replies
    Jerusalem post ^ | 3 july 2020 | Celia Jean
    The comment was made during an article published in opposition to Israel's plan to extend sovereignty over parts of the West Bank. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ECLA) has spoken out against Israel's plan to annex parts of the West Bank in a series of articles published on their website, one of which additionally accuses Israel of having had a part in the murder of George Floyd. The comment was made in an article that mentioned a letter that the ECLA, along with 26 other churches, sent to the US congress in opposition to the annexation plan. The letter...
  • Eight Indicted for Criminal Activity During May 30, 2020 Pittsburgh Protest

    07/29/2020 2:22:17 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 8 replies ^ | July 29, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Pennsylvania
    PITTSBURGH – Eight Pittsburgh-area residents have been charged in six separate indictments for criminal activity perpetuated during a civil disorder in the City of Pittsburgh, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The alleged criminal acts occurred while Pittsburgh Police officers were engaged in responding to the violent demonstration in downtown Pittsburgh on May 30, 2020 at the same time that many other citizens were lawfully protesting over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The indictments were returned under seal on July 22, 2020, and the final two indictments were unsealed today."Throwing IEDs and bricks at...
  • 'Umbrella Man' went viral breaking windows at a Minneapolis protest. He was a white supremacist trying to spark violence, police say.

    07/29/2020 12:25:39 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 76 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 29, 2020 | Jaclyn Peiser
    With an umbrella in his left hand and a hammer in his right, the man in black lobbed his weapon so nonchalantly into an auto parts shop's windows that it surprised many others in Minneapolis marching nearby in a May 27 protest over George Floyd's death
  • NY Times: The place where George Floyd died has become a police no-go zone and a place of nightly violence

    07/29/2020 2:37:10 PM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 29, 2020 | John Sexton
    The NY Times reports that the area in Minneapolis where George Floyd was killed has become a memorial of sorts for people from all over the country who come to pay their respects. Because of the obvious tension with police, it has also become a no-go zone for the cops. And that has been fine during the day when things remain peaceful, but at night it becomes a different story:
  • Is Racism Responsible for Today's Black Problems?

    07/29/2020 3:36:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | July 29, 2020 | Walter E. Williams
    I doubt whether any American would defend the police treatment of George Floyd that led to his death. But many Americans are supporting some of the responses to Floyd's death -- rioting, looting, wanton property destruction, assaults on police and other kinds of mayhem by both whites and blacks. The pretense is that police conduct stands as the root of black problems. According to the NAACP, from 1882-1968, there were 3,446 black people lynched at the hands of whites. Today, being murdered by whites or policemen should be the least of black worries. In recent times, there is an average...
  • Third Defendant Arrested On Federal Arson Charges For Alleged Burning Of Salt Lake City Police Patrol Car

    07/25/2020 3:47:28 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 15 replies ^ | July 23, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Utah
    SALT LAKE CITY – A federal complaint unsealed this week charges a third individual with one count of arson for allegedly setting fire to a Salt Lake City Police Department vehicle during May 30, 2020, riots in Salt Lake City.Christopher Isidro Rojas, 28, of Salt Lake City was taken into custody Friday by members of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) as he left his apartment.  Law enforcement officers executed a traffic stop after he got into a car.            The complaint alleges that on the afternoon of May 30, 2020, a peaceful protest in downtown Salt Lake City...
  • U.S. Attorney McSwain Announces Detention of Alleged Burglar Accused of Stealing $104,000 During Recent Rioting in Philadelphia

    07/25/2020 3:40:25 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies ^ | July 24, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Raphael Shaw, 20, of Philadelphia, PA was ordered detained pending trial at a detention hearing today in federal court on charges of burglarizing $104,000 from a Wells Fargo Bank branch in the Parkside section of Philadelphia during the recent riots and looting in the city. The defendant was arrested and taken into federal custody last week and made his initial appearance in court on Friday, July 17, 2020.Following peaceful protests in the early afternoon of May 30, 2020 in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN,...