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  • Pentagon chief on shaky ground with White House after breaking with Trump over protest response

    06/03/2020 9:07:42 PM PDT · by blueplum · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 03 Jun 2020 | Zachary Cohen, etc
    Washington(CNN)Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is on shaky ground with the White House after saying Wednesday that he does not support using active duty troops to quell the large-scale protests across the United States triggered by the death of George Floyd and those forces should only be used in a law enforcement role as a last resort. Speaking from the Pentagon briefing room podium, Esper noted that "we are not in one of those situations now,"...Wednesday's press briefing by Esper went over poorly at the White House, where his standing was already viewed to be tenuous, multiple people familiar with...
  • Regularly Updated List of Live Protest Streams w/ Current Status, City and State

    Live feeds go on and offline very quickly. So at times, it can be difficult to find a live feed. This list is regularly updated and checked and updated. List of Protest Streams.........
  • Oklahoma State college football player tests positive for COVID-19 after attending George Floyd protest

    06/03/2020 5:46:27 PM PDT · by Schatze · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 03, 2020 | Aaron Colen
    An Oklahoma State University football player has tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a George Floyd protest in Tulsa, highlighting the reality that social distancing has been totally disregarded in recent weeks and potentially complicating the return of college football teams to campus, The Hill reported.
  • Obama Sees Hope in Protests: “There Is Something Different Here”

    06/03/2020 4:24:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 65 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 6/03/20 | Delilah Friedler
    On a Wednesday afternoon livestream, President Obama delivered an optimistic message about the protests gripping the nation in response to police violence: “There is a change in mindset that’s taking place,” he said. .@BarackObama: "There is something different here." We're witnessing “a far more representative cross-section of America out on the streets, peacefully protesting…That didn't exist in the 1960s." In a town hall, organized through My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative he launched as president, Obama acknowledged that while the last few weeks have been “difficult, uncertain, and scary,” we are also living through “an incredible opportunity for people to be...
  • McEnany Pummels Jim Acosta With Facts About the Right Police Have to Defend Themselves

    06/03/2020 2:50:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | June 3, 2020 | Katie Pavlich
    During a briefing Wednesday afternoon, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany explained to reporters, specifically CNN's Jim Acosta, that the police and other law enforcement officers have the right to defend themselves. Her comments came after the Trump administration was accused of having "peaceful protestors" tear gassed and physically removed from Lafayette Park on Monday evening. "No tear gas was used and no rubber bullets were used," McEnany explained. "No-one was tear gassed, let me make that clear. That's been confirmed by DOD and Park Services as well." "Let me go back and address what happened, there has been a...
  • Drew Brees: 'I Will Never Agree With Anybody Disrespecting the Flag'

    06/03/2020 11:06:28 AM PDT · by JZelle · 39 replies
    The Big Lead ^ | Kyle Koster
    "I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country," Brees said. "Let me just tell you what I see, what I feel when the national anthem is played and when I look at the flag of the United States. I envision my two grandfathers, who fought for this country during World War II -- one in the Army and one in the Marine Corps --
  • Thousands Defy Ban in Paris to Protest as George Floyd Outrage Goes Global

    06/03/2020 10:12:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    PARIS — Tear gas choked Paris streets as riot police faced off with protesters setting fires Tuesday amid growing global outrage over George Floyd’s death in the United States, racial injustice and heavy-handed police tactics around the world. French protesters took a knee and raised their fists while firefighters struggled to extinguish multiple blazes as a largely peaceful, multiracial demonstration degenerated into scattered tensions. Several thousand people defied a virus-related ban on protests to pay homage to Floyd and Adama Traore, a French black man who died in police custody. Electric scooters and construction barriers went up in flames, and...
  • UK PM condemns George Floyd killing as protesters take to the streets in London

    06/03/2020 10:07:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | 06/03/2020 | Joe JACKSON and Charlotte DURAND
    London (AFP) - Hundreds of people took to the streets of London on Wednesday to protest against the death in US police custody of George Floyd, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned the killing but dodged questions about whether he had raised the issue with key ally Donald Trump. Protesters, many of them in facemasks, defied coronavirus restrictions, and held aloft signs saying "Justice for George Floyd" and "Enough is enough!" as they marched from Hyde Park to the Whitehall government district in central London. The demonstration is the latest in the British capital since Floyd, an unarmed African-American, died...
  • White Paternalism Is Racism Too

    06/03/2020 6:56:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 3, 2020 | Hannah Sillars
    The riots in the wake of George Floyd’s killing have been decried by some black leaders, but you wouldn’t know it from listening to the media.L. Joy Williams, president of the Brooklyn NAACP, tweeted Saturday, “I know that our anger and frustration is real. I feel it myself and I know it exists in my community and in Black people across this country. But my gut is telling me that something nefarious is going on here.”Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP legal defense fund also tweeted: “Seeing some troubling clips. I hope that someone is putting together the clips of...
  • By a HUGE Margin, Majority of Americans Support Calling in Military to Assist Police During Nationwide Unrest, Polling Shows

    06/03/2020 6:51:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 06/03/2020 | BY JASON LEMON
    New polling shows that a majority of Americans, including nearly half of Democrats, support calling in the military to assist local police in handling the nationwide unrest that has accompanied peaceful demonstrations commemorating George Floyd, who died last week in Minneapolis police custody. Morning Consult conducted the survey from May 31 to June 1 and found that 58 percent of voters support using the military to deal with protests and demonstrations across the country, alongside the police. Just 30 percent of respondents said they'd oppose such a measure. Furthermore, 33 percent (one-third) of respondents said they "strongly" support sending in...
  • It takes an African black to understand what Black Lives Matter really is

    06/03/2020 6:41:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/03/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    Nestride Yumga is an American citizen who originally comes from Africa. She’s also an extraordinarily brave woman. On Sunday, after one of the worst nights of rioting in modern American history, Yumga, who lives in Washington, D.C., decided to see the protests/riots for herself. Contrary to what we’ve been told to expect from a black woman, though, Yumga did not go to support the protest. Instead, she wanted the Black Lives Matter crowd to know that she thinks they’re all a bunch of phonies and hypocrites. As Yumga sees it, they don’t care at all about black lives because they...
  • Democrats at War-A major party joins the enemy

    06/03/2020 6:32:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 39 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jun 3, 2020 | David Horowitz
    The Democrat Party is at war with America. That is the clear message of the Democrats’ responses to the crises that have engulfed our nation over the last six months, made our streets war zones, and destroyed the small business communities that are the life blood of our system. When the country was attacked by a deadly virus from China in January, the Democrats’ attacked the president’s efforts to stop it at the border, then blamed him for the 100,000 deaths that followed. Yet Democrat governors controlled the health systems of every major center of the covid19 devastation and were...
  • DC protests continue for 5th day after controversial police action

    06/02/2020 6:10:34 PM PDT · by nicollo · 32 replies ^ | 6/2/2020 | Thomas Robertson
    Protesters continued to gather Tuesday around D.C. for a fifth-straight day in response to the killing of George Floyd under Minneapolis police custody last week. A sizable crowd of protesters returned near the White House before the 7 p.m. curfew, a day after law enforcement officials had dispersed demonstrators using forcible methods that are still under scrutiny by local leaders. The curfew lasts until 6 a.m. Wednesday; D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said she doesn’t intend to extend it. An organizer of Tuesday’s Lafayette Square protest is encouraging participants to ignore the curfew.
  • Dozens of public health and disease experts have signed an open letter in support of the nationwide anti-racism protests."White supremacy is a lethal public health issue

    06/02/2020 5:55:31 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 43 replies
    "White supremacy is a lethal public health issue that predates and contributes to COVID-19," they wrote.
  • Two More NYC Molotov Throwers (Both Attorneys!) Identified

    06/02/2020 5:18:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/02/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    A couple of days ago we looked at the case of Samantha Shader, the young New York City woman who has been charged with four counts of attempted murder after throwing a lit Molotov cocktail into an NYPD van with officers inside. Thankfully she failed in her attempt when the bomb refused to explode. But some of her fellow travelers were more successful, using the incendiary devices to destroy other emergency response vehicles. Two of them have now not only been identified, but significant evidence is building up that should ensure they are taken out of action for a...
  • Protests in Amsterdam, Dublin over killing of black American

    06/02/2020 11:33:35 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 19 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 6/1/2020 | AFP
    The Hague (AFP) - Thousands of protesters rallied in the Dutch and Irish capitals on Monday against the death of a black man during an arrest by police in the United States. Defying coronavirus restrictions, demonstrators in both Amsterdam and Dublin carried signs saying "Black Lives Matter", referring to the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. The protests that have roiled US cities for six nights have now spread around the world, with rallies as far afield as London and New Zealand. Around 3,000 protesters packed Dam Square in the centre of Amsterdam, standing close together despite coronavirus social distancing...
  • 'You get out of my way': Truck driver brandishes gun and plows through protesters on Tulsa highway

    06/02/2020 9:52:17 AM PDT · by kevcol · 80 replies
    Washiington Examiner ^ | June 2, 2020 | Dominick Mastrangelo
    “We let the silver car in front of them go because she had an emergency she had to get to, so we let her go,” one protester said. The pickup driver “took the liberty to continue going as bystanders stood in front of him. He stopped, and then, as he inched in front of people and kept bumping people, the people got upset and hit his car. But then, he put his gun on the dashboard of his car and told everyone, ‘You get out of my way.’ And then, he proceeded to drive through people and hit people,” he...
  • Boston Police Caught With Truck Full of Bricks; Are They 'Planting' Them to Incite Violence?

    06/02/2020 9:45:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 128 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 06/02/2020 | By Manthan Chheda
    The anger over George Floyd's death has led to protests across the country and the situation is worsening by the day. While some are protesting peacefully, others have resorted to violence, looting and vandalism to rebel against the law enforcement after Floyd was killed in custody when a Minneapolis police officer pinned him down with his knee over his neck last week. A state of emergency has been declared in several states and the National Guard has stepped in to deal with the intensifying unrest. However, a new video clip has started circulating on social media suggesting that law enforcement...
  • Biden calls for police reforms, accuses Trump of military crackdown on protesters

    06/02/2020 9:32:09 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 02 2020 | Jonathan Easley
    Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday called on Congress to enact police reforms to address racial inequality and accused President Trump of using the military to crack down on demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd in effort to appeal to his base of supporters. SNIP “When peaceful protesters dispersed in order for a use tear gas and flash grenades in order to stage a photo op – a photo op – at one of the most historic churches in the country… we can be forgiven for believing that the president is more interested in power than...
  • Protests, riots, and the Boogaloo

    06/02/2020 8:20:32 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    Renew America ^ | May 30, 2020 | Steve A. Stone
    Dear Friends and Patriots, We woke up this morning to a nation on fire. Not the whole nation, by far, but enough to fill our TV screens for hours on end. Our TV screens are showing us what a crisis looks like when it doesn’t go to waste. You and I know that’s what this is, don’t we? The protests began in Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd, and perhaps that was merited and rightfully expected. But in very short order, protest devolved into riot, with the commensurate general chaos, property destruction, and looting. What started out as a...