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  • NYPD Officers Clash With 'Occupy City Hall' Protesters (another Biden rally)

    07/01/2020 9:32:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    There were confrontations between police and protesters occupying City Hall Park in New York on Tuesday morning, June 30, the day city legislators were expected to vote on a budget that would include cuts to police funding. This footage, shared by protester Ben Tracy, shows intense scenes between officers and demonstrators just after 5 am on Tuesday. A statement from Vocal NY, the group leading the occupation of City Hall Park, said, “The New York City Budget is due in by July 1st, 2020 — we are demanding that NYPD is defunded by $1 billion and that money is used...
  • City crews remove some barriers from Seattle protest zone (Biden rally winds down)

    07/01/2020 2:57:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    NBC 4i ^ | 7/01/20
    SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle city crews used heavy equipment Tuesday to remove makeshift barriers around the city’s “occupied” protest zone following two fatal shootings in the area. Demonstrators dragged couches and other items to replace the structures. But those were largely gone later Tuesday. **SNIP** Seattle police Assistant Chief Adrian Diaz said the large, makeshift barriers would be removed in incremental steps to allow traffic to move through portions of a road that had been closed off. “So far, you know, everything is peaceful this morning, so that’s a good sign,” Diaz told The Seattle Times. Cement barricades that remained...
  • St. Louis Circuit Attorney Threatens to Take Action Against Couple Who Protected Home Against Protest Mob on Private Street, Not the Mob!

    06/29/2020 8:17:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/29/2020 | Jim Hoft
    On Sunday night several hundred Black Lives Matter protesters gathered in the Central West End neighborhood in St. Louis City. Then in the evening they hundreds of protesters crossed Kingshighway and entered Portland Place, a private gated community inside the city limits.They broke through this gate. “Peacefully entered” pic.twitter.com/0h0eIXvO9J — Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) June 29, 2020 A couple in the neighborhood were having dinner outside at the time when they heard the commotion. The husband and wife were scared to death at the commotion and went out in their front yard with guns. The Second Amendment is alive...
  • What I Learned at the Pro-POLICE Rally (BLACK LIVES MATTER Showed Up...)

    06/29/2020 6:45:09 PM PDT · by rebuildus · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6/29/20 | Patrick Rooney
    A report with commentary from the "Back the Badge" pro-police rally in Nashville, Sunday 6/28/20. Citizens sought to support the police, but Black Lives Matter showed up with different ideas. There was a lot to be learned here!
  • (Police Chief Best:) 'Enough': 1 killed in shooting in Seattle's protest zone

    06/29/2020 3:39:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    AP via Omaha ^ | 6/29/20 | Lisa Baumann
    SEATTLE (AP) - A 16-year-old boy was killed and and a younger teenager was wounded early Monday in Seattle's “occupied” protest zone - the second deadly shooting in the area that local officials have vowed to change after business complaints and criticism from President Donald Trump. The violence that came just over a week after another shooting in the zone left one person dead and another wounded was “dangerous and unacceptable" police Chief Carmen Best said. “Enough is enough,” Best told reporters. “We need to be able to get back into the area.” Demonstrators have occupied several blocks around the...
  • Protesters march to Seattle Mayor Durkan's house as 'CHOP' scene continues (Sawant starts another Biden rally)

    06/29/2020 2:17:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    King 5 ^ | 6/28/20
    Seattle officials said barriers around the "Capitol Hill Organized Protest" zone (CHOP) would be dismantled on Sunday morning, but the scene remains intact as of Sunday night. Durkan said last week that police will begin returning to the East Precinct in the CHOP, although a timeline wasn't provided. Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant joined a large group of protesters outside the CHOP zone who marched to Durkan's house on Sunday afternoon. One of the demonstrators said, "We came down to Jenny Durkan's mansion to bring the demands of the movement and of the families who have been impacted by police...
  • ‘He just floored it’: Detroit police SUV plows through group of protesters, flings people who climbed on hood

    06/29/2020 6:23:20 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 103 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 29, 2020 | Timothy Bella
    A largely peaceful protest in Detroit against systemic racism and police brutality turned violent on Sunday night as a police SUV plowed through a group of protesters, striking multiple people and sending a couple of demonstrators who had climbed on the hood flying from the vehicle. Police accelerated the vehicle multiple times as dozens of protesters surrounded it, according to videos of the incident posted to social media. After each acceleration, protesters could be heard shrieking in shock, pleading for the driver to stop hitting the gas while people were in front of the vehicle and being thrown from its...
  • Video captures Detroit police SUV drive through crowd of protesters (smashed window, thugs on hood)

    06/29/2020 2:50:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Click on Detroit ^ | 6/28/20 | Victor Williams
    DETROIT – A violent confrontation happened Sunday night on Detroit’s southwest side. Video from the scene captured a Detroit police SUV driving through a crowd, knocking several people to the ground. The video shows the police officer revving the engine, trying to get a protester off the vehicle before pressing on the gas and accelerating through the crowd. One protester said the officer’s actions validate the protests and said the Detroit police “feels like they could do anything with impunity.” “That’s why we march,” he said. “The police feel like their badge gives them the authority to do harm and...
  • Carlos, US athletes take stand to end Olympic protest rule

    06/28/2020 7:22:45 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Jun 2020 | AP
    DENVER (AP) — John Carlos wants to abolish the rule that bans protests at the Olympics. The renowned Olympic protester has written a letter with an influential group of American athletes, calling on the IOC to put in place a new policy done in collaboration with athletes from across the globe. Carlos and Tommie Smith raised their fists on the medals stand at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics to protest racial inequality in the United States. They were sent home for violating rules that ban such protests. Those rules remain in place today, though in the wake of global demonstrations...
  • CHOP standoff continues as protesters bicker, co-op downsizes

    06/28/2020 10:49:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    KOMO via MSN ^ | 6/28/20 | Cole Miller
    **SNIP** Later that day, Mayor Jenny Durkan met with “CHOP” protesters at a nearby church where they gave her “demands” to be met. Anthony says they remain in a stalemate with the City. “The mayor stressed that she wanted us to remove a majority of the concrete borders that were not surrounding the immediate precinct,” said Anthony. “We were unable to come to an agreement with the mayor’s aide while she was here,” he added. “So, we’re still stuck here at the same position we were.” **SNIP** Elsewhere around “CHOP,” some of the painted boards that had been put up...
  • “Eat The Rich!”: BLM Invades Beverly Hills – Then The Cops Showed Up

    06/27/2020 7:11:44 PM PDT · by blam · 70 replies
    USSA News ^ | 6-27-2020
    Black Lives Matter protesters marched through the streets of California’s upscale Beverly Hills Friday night chanting “Eat the rich!” and “Abolish capitalism now!” – only to be confronted by the police, as reported by the Daily Wire. Black Lives Matter mob shouts “eat the rich” as they march down a residential area in Beverly Hills. They’re coming for your homes.pic.twitter.com/gs5Hszjb7m — Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) June 27, 2020 USSANews.com According to the Beverly Hills PD, several arrests were made. The unlawful assembly in the area of Rexford Dr & Carmelita Ave has ended with arrests being made. Protesters have now...
  • Crowds gather in Eminence, Mo.; some carrying weapons

    06/27/2020 4:57:08 PM PDT · by thescourged1 · 58 replies
    KY3 news ^ | 6/27/2020 | Michael Deere
    EMINENCE, Mo. -- Crowds have gathered in Eminence, Missouri as a protest is expected Saturday afternoon in Shannon County. A protest was planned in response to a death investigation dating back to 2018. A local family is concerned with how the case has been handled by the Shannon County Sheriff's Office. The Shannon County Sheriff says credible threats were made against him, his deputies and jail staff, including threats to harm and threats to damage the courthouse and other buildings. The sheriff says he reached out to state defense forces ahead of Saturday. The Shannon County Sheriff's Office includes the...
  • DC Mayor Tells Residents To Stay Home For 4th Of July, Promotes Black Lives Matter Gatherings

    06/27/2020 12:08:53 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/26/2020 | Jake Dima
    Democratic Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser told residents to spend the 4th of July at home, despite encouraging Black Lives Matter (BLM) gatherings happening en masse amid the coronavirus outbreak. “Just because there are going to be fireworks downtown — doesn’t mean I have to go,” Bowser said at a press conference Thursday. She said she hopes to see a significant reduction in crowd sizes related to July 4th events, according to Fox 5. The mayor did not share the same COVID-19 concerns for BLM protests that flooded the city streets following the death of George Floyd, who died after...
  • Woman Assaulted at BLM Protest For Holding “Police Lives Matter” Sign

    06/27/2020 10:37:08 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    Summit News ^ | 27 June, 2020 | Paul Joseph Watson
    <p>A woman was repeatedly assaulted at a BLM protest in Austin, Texas for the sin of holding a sign that said “Police Lives Matter”.</p> <p>“I’ve felt the need to stand up for the police lives, so I went and demonstrated with a “Police Lives Matter” sign and as per usual, the violent left found their way over,” tweeted Savanah Hernandez.</p>
  • Mayor Durkan meets with protesters after city thwarted from removing barricades at CHOP

    06/27/2020 6:52:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 6/27/20 | Paige Cornwell, Melissa Hellmann, Katherine Long, Christine Clarridge
    Protesters appear to have thwarted, at least until Sunday, the city’s plans to remove concrete barriers that defined the edges of the Capitol Hill Organized Protest, or CHOP, for several weeks. Seattle Department of Transportation crews arrived Friday morning with trucks and machinery to remove barriers at 12th Avenue and Pike Street. But at least one protester lay down in the street in front of a piece of equipment, and after a few hours, city workers backed away. Then in a two-hour meeting with a group of protesters Friday afternoon at First African Methodist Episcopal Church on 14th Avenue, Mayor...
  • The Theology of the Protests

    06/26/2020 3:50:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2020 | Erick Erickson
    In Romans 8:18-25, Paul writes that all creation is groaning for a glory that will be revealed. He urges people to put their hope in what is not yet seen because hope in things seen is not true hope. When Paul writes about the glory that is to be revealed, he is writing about the apocalypse, which means a revelation. The things unseen will become seen. Every day moves us closer to that revealing. We do not know the day, but we get closer each day, and all of creation groans for it. When we first become aware as children,...
  • First, Confederate statues. Now, statues of founders. Next, Jesus. Their real target: America

    06/25/2020 7:14:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/25/2020 | John Eidson
    To overthrow a free society from within, its citizenry must be brainwashed to reject its traditional principles, values and institutions.  Acting in support of the century-long progressive dream of turning America into a socialist-communist nation, Marxists in our midst are systematically destroying treasured symbols of America’s heritage.  A tiny slice of what’s been happening: ● Vandals tear down statues of Union general Ulysses S. Grant, national anthem lyricist Francis Scott Key. ● Watch: Statue of George Washington draped in burning American flag toppled by cheering protesters. ● Baltimore statue of Washington defaced with red paint, graffiti saying “Destroy Racists.”...
  • De Blasio warning of furloughs outrages protesters, unions (22,000 layoffs)

    06/25/2020 2:01:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    PIX 11 ^ | 6/24/20 | Joe Mauceri
    MANHATTAN - As the coronavirus continues to spread around the country, New York is preparing for the financial crisis left in its wake. Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Balsio issued a stark warning if the city doesn't get financial help. "If we ever got to the point of having to activate that layoff plan for the fall, we're talking 22,000 employees, that's a vast, vast number of people," de Blasio said during a press conference. For weeks protesters have called on the mayor and city council to defund the NYPD. With the 2021 city budget due next week, hundreds of people...
  • Juneteenth marchers met by counter-protesters motorcyclists in Rifle

    06/24/2020 5:00:20 PM PDT · by BansheeBill · 62 replies
    On Friday evening, peaceful Black Lives Matter chants were shadowed by the deafening roar of motorcycle engines as counter-protestors — including some who were open-carrying firearms — followed the marchers on their route down Railroad Avenue to the Rifle Police Department. The march was organized on Juneteenth, the oldest celebration in the U.S. commemorating the end of slavery. It was the second time this month that several hundred protesters gathered in Rifle at City Hall. But unlike the June 2 vigil, Friday’s event was met by a significant counter-protest. As BLM supporters gathered in the plaza near city hall, several...
  • Seattle Police, Protesters Brace for Violence as Mayor (Durkan) Orders CHOP Cleared

    06/24/2020 2:33:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 78 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 6/23/20 | Jenni Fink, Naveed Jamali
    Some Seattle police officers are concerned that disbanding the autonomous zone being occupied by protesters could turn violent. Since officers can't use pepper spray or tear gas to force people to disperse, some officers say their only course of action could be batons and firearms. Two weeks after protesters cordoned off and occupied parts of Capitol Hill, now named the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP), Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced on Monday it would be disbanded. Officials didn't share a specific timeline for clearing the area and Durkan said the goal is to have people leave voluntarily. But a Seattle...