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  • Ignoring the Costs of the Rioting

    08/04/2020 5:05:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | August 4, 2020 | Robert Knight
    The Chinese Communist coronavirus isn’t the only epidemic in the land. America’s news media are suffering mass amnesia, stuffing down a memory hole the extent of destruction from the ongoing Black Lives Matter/Antifa race riots. Apart from lots of happy stories depicting the whole country kneeling to the BLM’s anti-white, Marxist demands, you won’t see much about the real costs. It’s gotten so bad that Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican, unleashed an eight-minute video during a House committee that was grilling Attorney General William Barr on July 28. The video begins with a mashup of a dozen or so reporters...
  • American mayhem: More rioting and lawlessness in cities across US

    07/26/2020 5:38:12 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/26.2020 | Dom Calicchio
    Another night of rioting and lawlessness exploded in more than half a dozen U.S. cities Saturday night -- with the mayhem including damage to federal buildings, local police precincts, and a fatal shooting in Austin, Texas. Similar protests and violent demonstrations have been seen across the country following the death of George Floyd, a Black man in Minnesota who died while in police custody. A video of the May 25, 2020, encounter with police officers showed a White officer putting his knee on Floyd's neck for more than 8 minutes. Floyd died later that day. Floyd's death -- as well...
  • Black Portland Police Officer: Black Lives Matter Is White People Telling Black People What To Do

    07/22/2020 7:14:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 22, 2020 | Glenn T. Stanton
    Officer Jakhary Jackson has experienced the vitriol of Portland's white woke protesters, who engage in white saviorism and destroy minority communities while claiming to champion racial equality. In one black Portland police officer’s frontline experience, the Black Lives Matter protests in his city are not about helping black people attain better lives. What this officer sees is privileged white kids infiltrating communities that don’t belong to them to burn stuff, break things, cause trouble, incite violence, and tell black people what they should do.This officer, Jakhary Jackson, is a nine-year veteran of the Portland Bureau of Police. After working for...
  • Seattle rioters seen damaging, looting stores; police say fire sparked at precinct, officer hospitalized.

    07/19/2020 6:34:46 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7.19.2020 | Bradford Betz
    At least two people were arrested in Seattle and a police officer is in the hospital Sunday after a march through downtown devolved into property damage and looting, police say. Police said Sunday evening the demonstrators had broken out several windows of the East Precinct, then threw a device into the lobby that ignited a small fire. The demonstration started between 2 and 3 p.m. near the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Pine Street. A photo posted on Seattle’s DOT traffic channel showed crowds blocking an intersection.
  • Making Democrats Own Their “Summer Of Love”

    07/16/2020 6:38:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    American Conservative ^ | JULY 16, 2020 | James P. Pinkerton
    Let blue cities and their feckless leaders reckon with the destruction of the violence and looting. Remember all those “peaceful protestors,” later amended to “mostly peaceful protestors”? You probably recall, also, the Main Stream Media’s determined effort to portray the people in the streets protesting the death of George Floyd as nothing but well-meaning reformers—until pictures and video made the spin wear thin. Indeed, now even Democratic politicians are conceding that this wasn’t the “summer of love.” With costly reality staring him in the face, Minnesota governor Tim Walz, on July 2, sent a letter to President Trump, formally requesting...
  • Project Veritas

    07/13/2020 2:37:33 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 8 replies
    July 13, 2020 | Self
    Months ago, James O'Keefe of "Project Veritas" released a shocking series of videotapes which included undercover recordings of radical campaign workers supporting Bernie Sanders in advance of the Iowa caucuses. What struck me was that one of the ringleaders (a Marxist thug) was advocating violence and predicted that there would be civil unrest, including arson and rioting, in the summer months if the Democratic establishment denied Sanders the nomination. Lo and behold, the Democratic establishment resuscitated the candidacy of "Clueless Joe" and weeks later the urban areas burned. I cannot believe that the protests and the attendant looting, arson and...
  • NYC store owner suing Gov. Cuomo over looting damage, says cops were told to 'stand down'

    07/12/2020 5:15:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/11/20 | Joshua Nelson
    A New York City store owner is suing Gov. Andrew Cuomo, accusing state and city leaders of failing to send in law enforcement to respond to the rioting that happened during recent protests, according to the attorney handling the case. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Domus Design Center, an interior design business located on Madison Avenue in Manhattan, also names Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea as co-defendants. “Basically, the city and state government owe a duty to the individual storefronts to protect them," attorney Sal Strazzullo said Friday on “Fox & Friends.” "My law firm...
  • Reality in Seattle

    07/11/2020 7:36:44 AM PDT · by Noumenon · 27 replies
    Craigslist ^ | 5/15/2020 | A National Guardsman
    This is a very long story, written by a Washington National Guard Worth the read... A SAD STATE I previously said I had a lot to say regarding my experiences while in downtown Seattle [Incoming VERY long post…]. When I came home, I was exhausted, angry, and saddened by what I had experienced. I said I needed to share what happened, but I also said I needed some time to rest and reflect. My unit was activated for 12 days. We worked long hours but we continued to stay dedicated to the state and the mission. I can’t stop that...
  • Most Americans say protest graffiti, statue vandalism, trespassing, looting are violent acts

    07/09/2020 2:48:38 PM PDT · by bitt · 20 replies ^ | 7/8/2020 | Carrie Sheffield
    The results come during a national debate about protesting tactics in the wake of the death of George Floyd. ​Most Americans say protest graffiti, monument vandalism and destroying private property are violent acts, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen. The results come amid a national debate about protesting tactics, following the May 25 death of African-American male George Floyd while in the custody Minneapolis police. Some observers have argued that property destruction does not amount to violence because it does not result in bodily harm. Just the News Daily Poll With Scott Rasmussen A...
  • The Fragility of the Woke

    07/09/2020 4:52:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | July 9, 2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>A TikTok video that recently went viral on social media showed a recent Harvard graduate threatening to stab anyone who said "all lives matter." In her melodrama, she tried to sound intimidating with her histrionics.</p> <p>She won a huge audience as she intended. But her video also came to the attention of the company that was going to give her an internship later this summer, Deloitte, which decided it didn't want to add an intern who threatened to kill strangers who said something she didn't like.</p>
  • You Know What’s The Ultimate ‘Place Of Privilege’? Living In The USA

    07/06/2020 6:40:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 6, 2020 | J. Motos Gordon
    People who come to this country don't throw around that 'privilege' word as if to highlight some victimhood. They know America is still the shining beacon of hope for all mankind. From the moment I first saw a helicopter land in the rice fields of my small town in the Philippines when I was a kid, I was captivated. I wanted to fly. I never thought I’d ever get to fly anything but the homemade kites we used to make out of cement bags and bamboo sticks.Then I got an amazing, life-changing gift: opportunity.America, the Land of Opportunity When I...
  • Gun background checks hit record high in June, a sign of booming sales, FBI reveals

    07/01/2020 5:51:25 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 38 replies
    Firearm-related background checks reached 3.9 million in June, the most since the tracking system was created more than two decades ago amid multiple crises in the coronavirus pandemic, an economic downfall and protests over police brutality and racial injustice. The lastest numbers are the most since the FBI began tracking such checks in 1998. More than 19 million checks -- a key barometer for gun sales -- were conducted in the first half of 2020, more than all of 2012 and many years prior. Gun sales usually see an uptick in presidential election years over fears an incoming president could...
  • Foxx plans to drop charges against those arrested for curfew violations, internal email indicates

    06/29/2020 8:54:46 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 14 replies
    Fox 32 Chicago ^ | June 29, 2020 | Mike Flannery
    CHICAGO - Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx, according to an internal email obtained by FOX 32, plans to drop most if not all charges against many of those arrested for curfew violations during protests earlier this month, including felony charges filed after police followed up. FOX 32 obtained the internal email last week from First Assistant State's Attorney Joseph Magats, reading in part: "Cases are to be nolled (dismissed) where curfew violations or city disorderly conduct was the basis of a stop that led to a felony or misdemeanor case....(i)f there are misdemeanor disorderlies where the conduct that was...
  • None Dare Call It Violence

    06/23/2020 2:29:55 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 6 replies
    MacIver Institute ^ | June 23, 2020 | Staff Compilation
    Madison, WI. Public officials and the mainstream media might think they’re doing Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists a favor by characterizing their activities as peaceful, but that’s not the way those activists see it. Since May 30th in Madison there have been daily rallies held, over hundred businesses looted, police and National Guardsmen attacked, a police car torched, buildings and streets spray painted, and major highways blocked. The media narrative has been: during the day peaceful protesters hold rallies against police brutality, and then at night an entirely different group of people come in to riot, vandalize, and loot. “Peaceful...
  • Thieves looting TVs from moving train captured in wild video

    06/19/2020 6:36:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    NY POST ^ | June 3, 2020 | Natalie O'Neill
    A jaw-dropping video appears to show a crowd of thieves looting TVs from a moving train near Chicago on Sunday as protests over the death of George Floyd rage. The footage, posted on YouTube Tuesday, shows dozens of people climbing aboard the snail-paced cargo train and raiding boxes of big screen TVs. Some of the crooks then hop off the train and flee. “The train is moving. The train is moving bro, look … These folks are stealing,” a man shooting the footage can be heard saying. Titled “Protesters Loot TVs Off Moving Train In Chicago,” the video has also...
  • The Anti-Police Rioters Finally Got Me To Buy My First Gun

    06/19/2020 10:39:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 85 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 19, 2020 | Greg Jones
    With weak mayors and powerless police, we have little choice but to take our safety into our own hands. I bought a gun last weekend. It’s not a purchase I wanted to make, and I pray I never have to use it, but with mayhem recently engulfing cities across the United States, I and many others are biting the bullet and purchasing firearms.Mine is a Springfield 9mm — something small enough to fit in my nightstand or under my driver’s seat should I have to visit one of America’s many war-torn cities. But it’s powerful enough to do the job.I’ve...
  • Now What?

    06/17/2020 4:05:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | June 17, 2020 | Walter E. Williams
    <p>No decent person can support George Floyd's mistreatment, or the mistreatment of anyone else, at the hands of police officers with the sworn duty to uphold the law. The Minneapolis authorities moved quickly, and Derek Chauvin was fired from the Minneapolis police department, placed under arrest and charged with second-degree murder and other charges. The three officers who were with him were also fired and charged two counts of aiding and abetting -- one for second-degree murder and one for second-degree manslaughter.</p>
  • Fort Worth Police [Quisling Admin] Say Fox News Report About Protests is “Absolutely Inaccurate”

    06/16/2020 3:58:56 PM PDT · by fwdude · 25 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | June 16, 2020 | Hannah Jones
    The Fort Worth Police Department is addressing a report by Fox News political commentator Tucker Carlson regarding the May 31 protests. In a statement published on Monday, the police department called Carlson's report "absolutely inaccurate." According to Fort Worth police, Carlson reported that protestors looted and vandalized businesses and "dozens of rioters were arrested for this." Carlson also claimed that Police Chief Ed Kraus "dropped all charges against the rioters."
  • Don’t Forget: The Party That Wants To Defund The Police Also Wants To Disarm You

    06/15/2020 7:57:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 15, 2020 | Kylee Zempel
    A social worker and an abortionist won't do you much good when an armed intruder is breaking into your home in the night — and if Democrats had their way, you'd be rendered defenseless as well. Whether “Defund the Police” actually means dismantling police departments, as it appears to in Minneapolis, or is an attempt to gaslight conservatives while neutering law enforcement, one thing is certain: The party yelling to “defund the police” is the same one that desperately wants to disarm the citizenry, rendering them utterly defenseless.Leftists, and increasingly the Democratic mainstream, have long assured Second Amendment advocates that...
  • How The Slow Spread Of Radicalism Made Portland Ungovernable

    06/12/2020 8:06:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 12, 2020 | Brian Knotts
    Portland, a smallish Pacific-Northwest city in a state once known for its moderate politicians, is now become an epicenter of radical activism. Some violent protests, starting in Minneapolis and rapidly expanding to cities all over North America and abroad, have challenged local governments’ ability to keep the peace over the past two weeks. It was unsurprising that chaos erupted in Portland, Oregon.How did Portland, a smallish Pacific-Northwest city in a state that was once known for its moderate politicians, become an epicenter of radical activism and inadequate governance?Starting with the Wobblies in the early 20th century, a thread of radicalism...