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  • PICTURED: Ivy league corporate attorney arrested along with a fellow lawyer for 'throwing a Molotov cocktail at empty NYPD van' during violent George Floyd protests in Brooklyn

    05/31/2020 4:01:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 31, 2020 | Marlene Lenthang
    wo Brooklyn lawyers have been charged for allegedly tossing a Molotov cocktail into a New York Police Department vehicle early Saturday morning during a protest decrying the police killing of George Floyd. Colinford Mattis, 32, a corporate attorney with Pryor Cashman, and attorney Urooj Rahman, 31, were charged with the attack where they threw the bomb into an empty police cruiser that was parked outside the 88th Precinct station house in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, cops say. Police say Rahman, a registered attorney in New York, tossed a bottle filled with gasoline through a broken window into the cruiser just before...
  • Minneapolis city councilman and son of Minnesota attorney general declares support for antifa

    05/31/2020 2:23:07 PM PDT · by kevcol · 59 replies
    Washington Exmainer ^ | May 31, 2020 | Mica Soellner
    Jeremiah Ellison, a Minneapolis city council member and the son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, expressed support for antifa after President Trump threatened to designate the group as a terrorist organization. "I hereby declare, officially, my support for ANTIFA," Ellison tweeted on Sunday. "Unless someone can prove to me ANTIFA is behind the burning of black and immigrant owned businesses in my ward, I’ll keep focusing on stopping the white power terrorist THE ARE ACTUALLY ATTACKING US!"
  • Islamic Republic of Iran: Brother torches house, kills his 18-year-old sister for marrying a man he disliked

    05/31/2020 2:05:46 PM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | MAY 31, 2020 3:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Islamic Republic of Iran: Brother torches house, kills his 18-year-old sister for marrying a man he disliked MAY 31, 2020 3:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER “This comes as the news of the beheading of a 13-year-old girl by her father in a so-called ‘honor killing’ in the same province shook Iran on Tuesday and stoked a nationwide outcry.” Why does this keep happening? According to Islamic law, “retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their...
  • Trump signs social media executive order

    05/31/2020 2:01:19 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 31/5/20 | Donald J. Trump
    President Trump signs executive order regarding social media.
  • Gov. Ducey: Statewide emergency declared; curfew to take effect at 8:00 p.m.

    05/31/2020 1:43:14 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 30 replies
    Fox10News ^ | 05/31/2020 | None
    PHOENIX - Arizona will be under a curfew, starting at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, according to Governor Ducey. Gov. Ducey made the announcement on his verified Twitter page Sunday. The Governor said he has issued a statewide Declaration of Emergency as well, and has also authorized an expanded National Guard mobilization.
  • Planned Parenthood: ‘White Supremacy’ and ‘Systemic Bias in Policing’ Are Abortion Rights Issues

    05/31/2020 1:36:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    BREITBART ^ | May 31, 2020 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Planned Parenthood took the opportunity to draw attention to abortion rights as violent riots have broken out across the country in the wake of George Floyd’s death. The abortion industry giant says the “white supremacy” and “systemic bias in policing” that “took George Floyd’s life” are the same factors involved in “attacks” on women’s abortion rights. Planned Parenthood Black Community tweeted that “the legacy of systemic bias in policing is a public health issue,” which, to Planned Parenthood, includes the right to abortion, or “reproductive justice.” Planned Parenthood’s Acting CEO also tweeted that “white supremacy is in the biases we...
  • Walnut Creek police ask help identifying two shooting suspects

    05/31/2020 1:23:04 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    KTVU ^ | May 22, 2020 | KTVU staff
    Police are asking for help from the public in their search for two suspects in a Walnut Creek shooting that happened Thursday evening. Walnut Creek Police Department responded to reports of a shooting that happened on the 1200 block of Newell Avenue at around 6:23 p.m.
  • Vanity - The Mind of a Seattle Marxist

    05/31/2020 1:02:14 PM PDT · by llevrok · 8 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5/31/2020
    Seattle people came downtown this morning with brooms, rags, sponges etc to clean up the debris from yesterday's riot. So I see this in response and now understand that a forced abortion was 20 some years too late for this female's mother.
  • The inevitable long, hot summer

    05/31/2020 12:47:31 PM PDT · by yoe · 2 replies
    The Week ^ | May 30, 2020 | Matthew Walther
    Another indelible image. Or rather a series of them: night fires, masked faces running in and out of burned storefronts, a wheelchair overturned; the burned uniforms, the white teenagers in parodies of revolutionary attire photographing themselves, the journalists arrested; and, simultaneously at the edge and the center of memory, a vivid nightmare: the snuff film of a man held down by the most grimly appropriate choice of appendage until he could breathe only with difficulty and then not at all. The curiously relaxed face of the officer. Intoxicated, but not with authority; a child who smashes a bird's nest or...
  • An encouraging Moment in NYC: Brooklyn Protesters Block Rioters From Looting Target

    05/31/2020 12:13:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/31/2020 | AllahPundit
    An encouraging moment from last night in NYC. Although (a) one of the protesters later claimed he thought the “looters” were undercover NYPD detectives acting as agents provocateurs to make the demonstrators look bad, which, ah, okay, and (b) there’s been enough damage to Target outlets already that the company’s being forced to go dark notwithstanding last night’s heroics. Dozens of stores will close temporarily across the nation (but especially in Minnesota) until things calm down. The Brooklyn store is among them. Some protestors in Brooklyn calling to loot the Target, but organizers are rushing in front of the...
  • How Dangerous Is It to Protest During a Pandemic?

    05/31/2020 11:56:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 05/31/2020 | Elizabeth Yuko
    With protests over the police killing of George Floyd spreading throughout the country, public health officials are concerned that these large gatherings could trigger another type of spread: an increase in COVID-19 cases. The demonstrations began on Tuesday in Minneapolis, where Floyd was killed, and as of Saturday, May 30th, have taken place in more than 30 cities around the United States, including New York City, Chicago, Detroit, Columbus, Dallas and Los Angeles — some of which have been hotspots for the virus. It has been nearly three months since the country started shutting down and restricting non-essential travel in...
  • Donald Trump Is America’s First Vigilante President (NeverTrumpers are now Dem mouthpieces in suits)

    05/31/2020 11:45:28 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 22 replies
    The Bulwark ^ | May 31, 2020 | AUSTIN SARAT AND JONATHAN OBERT
    Twice in a 24-hour period, the president of the United States took to Twitter to endorse violence. The first time, at 12:00 a.m. on Thursday, he retweeted a video in which a supporter says, “The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat.” Then, early Friday morning, as protests over the police killing of George Floyd erupted in Minneapolis and turned violent, Donald Trump tweeted that “THUGS” were “dishonoring” Mr. Floyd’s memory. He concluded with a chilling warning, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” Trump is by no means the first American president to talk tough or to threaten the...
  • Minnesota AG Keith Ellison: 'Nobody really knows' who is driving protest violence

    05/31/2020 11:42:44 AM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 31, 2020 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said “nobody really knows” who is driving the raucous violence at protests related to the death of George Floyd and faulted the Justice Department for casting blame on left-wing militants. He said Attorney General William Barr, who pointed to “Antifa-like” tactics in the protests, should be investigating instead of “making incendiary comments.” “The truth is, nobody really knows,” Mr. Ellison told NBC’s Meet the Press. “What the exact political motivation is is unclear at this point.”
  • Members of 82nd Airborne Division in North Carolina on standby to deploy to Minnesota

    05/31/2020 11:27:22 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 87 replies
    KTSP Channel 5 (ABC) Minneapolis ^ | May 31, 2020 | Anonymous
    5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has learned from a source that the members of the 82nd Airborne Division, based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, have been put on standby to deploy in Minnesota. The soldiers have been told to not bring their weapons with them on this potential mission. It remains unclear when they would be ordered into the air, but this standby order makes them available to come in on an immediate basis.
  • ANTIFA's top doxxer responds to being put on the terrorist list

    05/31/2020 11:25:01 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 48 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 31, 2020 | Megan Squire
    Megan Squire is a computer sciences professor at Elon University. She was also revealed by Wired a few years ago to be ANTIFA's foremost doxxer/computer expert.Here's her reaction this afternoon to ANTIFA being put on the terrorism list:Since I'm supposedly "Antifa's secret weapon", I now await my decommissioning and eventual storage in that warehouse at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Does anyone know if it has wifi? Doesn't sound too concerned. Her Twitter feed is of course loaded with anti-Trump hysteria, and she sees white supremacists under every rock and in every closet.There you go. An enabler...
  • Sheriff: Officer’s neck slashed during confrontation with protestors

    05/31/2020 11:23:48 AM PDT · by be-baw · 10 replies ^ | May 30, 2020 Updated May 31, 2020 | Nick Jones
    Mayor: ‘We’re not going to tolerate it in our city. We’re not going to let them burn our city to the ground.’ JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Both Jacksonville’s mayor and sheriff acknowledged that Saturday’s protests downtown began peacefully, but as the day went on, they said things took a violent turn. The protests were originally part of a nationwide show of solidarity focusing largely on the death of George Floyd, who died while in custody of Minneapolis police. Mayor Lenny Curry and Sheriff Mike Williams said about 1,200 people showed up for that protest, which began around 3 p.m. Williams said...
  • Target CEO Releases statement supporting protestors: This has "unleashed the pent-up pain of years"

    05/31/2020 10:46:43 AM PDT · by nwrep · 166 replies
    Hiphop News ^ | May 31, 2020 | Aron A
    To those who've been critical of the protesters who are looting and burning down Targets -- please, shut up. The CEO of Target has officially issued a statement in response to the nationwide protests in the wake of the recent murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Geoge Floyd. The CEO, Brian Cornell, penned an open letter in support of the protesters and communities across America that are constantly dealing with police brutality. "We are a community in pain. That pain is not unique to the Twin Cities—it extends across America. The murder of George Floyd has unleashed the pent-up...
  • Rally held at Pa. Capitol day after clashes with police: Live Updates

    05/31/2020 10:45:39 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 10 replies
    PennLive ^ | May 31, 2020 | Megan Lavey-Heaton
    The “Please Stop the Violence” rally was scheduled in the wake of the killing of 14-year-old Tyrone Gibson on Tuesday.
  • Who are the protesters? Majority peaceful, few 'undisciplined' locals, anarchists, reports of white nationalists, authorities say

    05/31/2020 10:23:49 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 61 replies
    ABC & News ^ | May 31, 2020 | George Floyd
    Tens of thousands of people took to the streets across the country to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who died on May 25 in Minneapolis after a white police officer pressed a knee into his neck. Many demonstrations have started off peaceful but turned violent, leading to nearly 1,700 arrests in 17 U.S. cities and sparking heated debates among partisan pundits, who blame the other side for the chaos. Who are these protesters, and what are their agendas?
  • Donald Trump: The United States will Designate Antifa as a Terrorist Organization

    05/31/2020 10:13:25 AM PDT · by bitt · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/31/2020 | charlie Spierling
    President Donald Trump announced on Sunday plans to designate the violent leftist group Antifa as a terrorist organization. “The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization,” Trump wrote on Twitter. The president commented after consecutive days of heightened rioting in several major cities after a black man George Floyd died after an officer knelt on his neck for several minutes while detaining him. Trump blamed the violence on “Radical Left Anarchists” thanking the National Guard for helping quell the riots in Minneapolis. He urged other cities and states to do the same. “The National Guard...