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  • Portland Police Chief Slams ‘Incomprehensible’ Violence, Says Rioters Target Local Officers with Mortars and Commercial-Grade Fireworks

    08/07/2020 12:45:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    National Review via MSN ^ | 8/06/20 | Zachary Evans
    Portland police chief Chuck Lovell slammed “incomprehensible” violence on Thursday after rioters moved to target city police precincts. **SNIP** “Last night’s violence by rioters at our east precinct was incomprehensible,” Lovell said at a virtual press conference on Thursday. “We have people who are intentionally planning to go out and attack precincts, trap people inside, [and] set fires to these buildings.” Lovell continued, “We have nightly violence where officers get mortars thrown at them, rocks, commercial grade fireworks, and these senseless attempts to injure officers and destroy police facilities [are] reprehensible and [they] need to stop.” Lovell said that the...
  • Fact check: Yes, the mob is coming for the suburbs

    08/06/2020 2:21:24 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 85 replies
    wnd ^ | 8/5/2020 | Michelle Malkin
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – In June, America's mass media propaganda machine endangered the public by spreading insidious "disinformation" – while purporting to debunk "disinformation." The New York Times, NBC News, CNN and the Associated Press converged nine weeks ago to persuade readers and viewers that neither Antifa rioters nor Black Lives Matter militants were fanning out from major urban areas into flyover country. Law enforcement bulletins and citizen alerts about the metastasis of violent demonstrations all amount to "misinformation," "bad information," "false information," "unfounded rumors" and "conspiratorial content," the Gray Lady scoffed. NBC News and CNN exploited a single fake...
  • Attack Woman at Her Home, Police Chief Says, ‘Enough Is Enough’

    08/06/2020 8:32:25 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 36 replies
    RedState ^ | August 6, 2020 | Nick Arama
    The rioters in Portland have left the federal courthouse, but they aren’t stopping their chaos and destruction, just going back to redirecting it at the Portland Police and the people of Portland. Sort of showing that it was never about the extra federal agents deployed there at all now, was it? As we mentioned earlier, the rioters tried to attack the East Precinct, destroying the cameras to prevent pictures from being taken of them, then ripping off the protective barrier.
  • [VIDEO] Watch a Pickup Driver Dispense Street Justice to a Rioter's Bike

    08/05/2020 10:17:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 68 replies ^ | 8/5/2020 | Bryan Preston
    The following apparently happened in Portland. Or Seattle. Does it matter? Both cities are led by antifa mayors and city councils, which has led to their streets becoming war zones for about two months. Leadership matters, and neither city has any in its elected positions. As the video below opens, the rioters are shining industrial lasers at drivers’ eyes as they converge on the truck. The use of lasers can blind the drivers, and it constitutes assault. Portland rioters, perhaps the very same ones in this video, have at least temporarily blinded several federal officers who were protecting the federal...
  • Portland Rioters attack truck, it flees

    08/05/2020 12:02:04 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 30 replies
    Watch truck attacked before it speeds off. They hit windshield, side, tried to block it in with motorcycle. Some say his rear tire popped on other side by someone before he fled.
  • 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...
  • Nearly Two-Thirds of Voters Believe Progressive Activists Will “Respond With Violence” If Trump Wins Re-Election

    08/03/2020 7:30:06 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 79 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | July 31, 2020 | Richard Moorehead
    A new poll from Rasmussen indicates that almost two-thirds of Americans believe that “progressive activists” will “respond with violence” in the event that President Donald Trump secures reelection in November. In a sharp contrast, only a combined total of 38% of voters predicted that conservative activists would become violent in the event of a Joe Biden victory, with 16% of the public seeing it as very likely and 22% seeing it as somewhat likely.
  • Mayors Want Congress to Bar Deployment of Feds to Cities [semi-satire]

    08/02/2020 11:13:48 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 August 2020 | John Semmens
    The six Democratic mayors of Chicago; Seattle; Portland; Albuquerque; Washington, D.C.; and Kansas City have sent a letter asking Congress to enact legislation barring the deployment of federal forces to their cities without their prior approval. The plea follows the Trump Administration sending law enforcement officers to help combat the rising urban unrest and crime that has followed the demonstrations protesting the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis last May. The letter called the Administration's actions "an egregious use of force that further erodes trust in government and undermines democracy" and pointed out that "if the...
  • Masks Trigger Bloody Brawl ... Woman Throws Hot Coffee in Customer's Face.

    08/02/2020 12:57:53 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 78 replies
    TMZ ^ | August 1, 2020 | Staff
    A couple in a SoCal beach town decided it was a good idea to trade in the chill vibe for some hot coffee that the woman hurled in a man's face, and all hell broke loose. It went down in Manhattan Beach, when 2 guys were sitting outside a coffee joint ... about to eat their meal. A couple walked by and made a point to call out the 2 guys for not wearing masks.
  • Austin police warn of ‘armed’ rioters planning to access buildings: reports

    08/01/2020 11:37:13 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 01 2020 | Dom Calicchio
    Groups of protesters began arriving in Austin, Texas, on Saturday evening amid warnings to the public from local police about potential trouble as the night progresses. Residents of several apartment complexes near police department headquarters have received letters from property managers, warning that “armed” protesters may try to access the buildings to get a better view of the protests below, FOX 7 of Austin reported. "Keep your eyes open for anyone that might be on the roof or upper balconies," one warning letter said.
  • Seattle Mayor Blames Trump for Continuing Violence [semi-satire]

    08/01/2020 3:04:35 PM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 August 2020 | John Semmens
    Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) blamed President Trump for the bombing of the Police Department’s East Precinct, saying that “his demand for law and order is provoking these attacks. As every parent of a balky teenager knows the best way to get the behavior you don’t want is to forbid it. If you ignore it they will lose interest because the rush that comes from disobedience is gone.” The mayor contrasted Trump’s lack of understanding with “the enlightened views of our City Council. We know our City. Our plan to abolish the police department is in line with how the people...
  • UN Reports North Korea’s Abuse of Women: Rape, Forced Abortion

    08/01/2020 3:18:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | August 1, 2020 | Katie Yoder
    Media commentators and feminists regularly promote abortion nationally in the name of women’s “freedom.” But they would do well to take a look internationally, or, more specifically, North Korea, to see how abortion is wielded against women. On July 28, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a report detailing “human rights violations against women detained” in North Korea, or the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The report centered on interviews with more than 100 women “who were subjected to forced repatriation and subsequent detention” from 2009 to 2019. They later escaped – to reveal chilling...
  • Passenger in Jeep that drove through Aurora protest speaks out

    07/31/2020 10:08:33 PM PDT · by rintintin · 54 replies
    Fox Denver KDVR ^ | Jul 30 2020 | KDVR TV
    AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) – The man who was sitting in a Jeep as it was driven through a protest on Interstate 225 in Aurora has spoken out in a YouTube video. An affidavit showed that 27-year-old Gregory Goodenough was the passenger in the blue Jeep seen in SkyFOX video speeding through a crowd of protesters on July 25. Aurora police said they have not interviewed him, but did confirm that he is the man in the video. During the 2-minute-long video, Goodenough describes what happened from his point of view. He says it all started because a friend was driving...
  • Dems Berate Witness [semi-satire]

    07/31/2020 11:19:03 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 August 2020 | John Semmens
    After calling on Attorney General William Barr to testify before the House Judiciary Committee, Democrats unloosed a barrage of insults and accusations and refused to allow the witness to answer questions. The farce followed a repetitive pattern as each Democrat on the Committee would pose a loaded question, Barr would start to answer but be interrupted after a few seconds by the questioner's shouts of "reclaiming my time." Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) defended the protocol, insisting that "a lying snake like Barr must never be given the chance to use a public forum to say things we don't want...
  • Oregon Had to Clear Parks and Streets of Staging Areas to End Riot Activity — They Did and No Rioting at Federal Courthouse on Thursday

    07/31/2020 8:39:54 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 19 replies
    RedState ^ | July 31, 2020 | Shipwreckedcrew
    I noted first for RedState readers early on Wednesday morning that serious talks had taken place on Monday and Tuesday between the Governor of Oregon and senior officials of the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security. Negotiations Under Way For Oregon To Provide Security For Portland Courthouse. Those talks included the Deputy Director of the FBI, who met with the Oregon Governor Kate Brown, likely to provide her with intelligence on the nature of the worsening threat posed by escalating levels of violence in the nightly rioting at the federal courthouse in Portland. Later in the day on Wednesday, after...
  • Dinesh D'Souza: Antifa is a direct outcome of university education

    07/31/2020 8:42:30 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 19 replies
    WND ^ | 7/30/2020 | WND Staff
    In an interview with Candace Owens, author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza said the violence by Antifa radicals and others in response to the death of George Floyd is a direct result of progressive indoctrination at America's colleges and universities. "Academia is the theory, and Antifa is the practice," D'Souza said on "The Candace Owens Show." Discussing his new book "United States of Socialism: Who's Behind It. Why It's Evil. How to Stop It," D'Souza was responding to Owens' comment that America has "replaced a solid education system with psychological conditioning." Students are being taught "anti-Americanism," she said, graduating with a...
  • The Leftist/Violence Nexus

    07/31/2020 6:55:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    American Thinker .com ^ | July 31, 2020 | Jonathan R. Verlin
    I’ve been teaching in the Philadelphia school district for almost twenty years. As the summer is starting to wind down, I am beginning to think about teaching once again and daily life in the school, or at least as it would have been it not been set upon by the China virus. I wonder greatly how learning will ever be the same amidst not only the disease insidiously visited upon us by the Chinese communist party but also by the rising tide of violence in both our schools and on our streets in recent months. Call me old-fashioned, but I...
  • Intensifying Into Violence

    07/31/2020 5:02:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | July 31, 2020 | Michael Barone
    "Protestors in California," tweeted ABC News, about an incident in Oakland, "set fire to a courthouse, damaged a police station and assaulted officers after a peaceful demonstration intensified." If you'd presented your ninth-grade teacher with that sentence in your weekly writing assignment, she might have taken out her red pen and asked you, "How does a peaceful demonstration intensify?" This sentence, however, was written not by a ninth-grader but by an adult, a professional journalist working for one of the world's major television news organizations. It was not an accident. As Modern Age editor Daniel McCarthy noted, "George Orwell could...
  • Trump frequently accuses the far-left of inciting violence, yet right-wing extremists have killed 329 victims in the last 25 years, while antifa members haven't killed any, according to a new study

    07/31/2020 4:22:14 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 66 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 30, 2020 | James Pasley
    New research, based on almost 900 politically-motivated plots and murders in the US since 1994, found only one person's death in the last 25 years was linked to "antifa" or anti-fascists, and the person who died was the attacker. In comparison, over that same period, 329 murders were linked to the far-right. When the label was broadened from anti-fascists to left-wing violence, it found 21 victims had been killed since 2010, compared to 117 in right-wing violence in the same time period. Jihadist groups were responsible for 95 people's deaths since 2010. The database, which was compiled by a thinktank...
  • Seth Moulton suggests red states are ‘getting what’s coming to them’ with coronavirus

    07/30/2020 7:43:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 30, 2020 | Sean Philip Cotter
    U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton is taking flak for suggesting that “we” Northeasterners think the populations of conservative “red states” are “getting what’s coming to them” with a surge in coronavirus cases. Moulton waved away criticism of his statements late Thursday as “cheap shots,” but others said they expected more from the former presidential candidate.