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  • Gimme Shelter

    07/06/2020 7:11:37 AM PDT · by Fido969 · 29 replies
    Let It Bleed ^ | August 16, 1971 | Rolling Stones
    Ooh, see the fire is sweepin' Our very street today Burns like a red coal carpet Mad bull lost your way
  • Portland riots: Officers injured after protesters launch fireworks at them (CNN!)

    07/05/2020 7:25:13 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 27 replies
    During demonstrations in downtown Portland, Oregon, protesters blocked traffic on Main Street and launched fireworks from the street, injuring officers, the Portland Police Bureau said in a Sunday statement. I DONT WANT ANY MORE OF CNN HERE.
  • Riot (Biden rally) declared in Portland for THIRD night this week as protesters besiege federal courthouse

    07/05/2020 5:04:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    RT ^ | 7/05/20
    Portland police used tear gas against protesters who had erected barricades and shot fireworks at the Hatfield Federal Courthouse in the city. Friday was the third riot in Portland this week. Several hundred activists marched on Friday evening into the streets around the courthouse in downtown Portland, bearing makeshift shields and diverse materials they used to erect some barricades, police said. In the early hours of Saturday, the situation became increasingly volatile, with Portland police declaring a riot at around 4am local time. Officers deployed tear gas and pushed the protesters away from the courthouse. Earlier in the night, a...
  • Twice on July Fourth, police declare riot in downtown Portland

    07/05/2020 12:15:45 AM PDT · by rintintin · 19 replies
    The Oregonian/OregonLive ^ | July 4 | K. Rambo | The Oregonian/OregonLive
    For the second time in less than 24 hours, Portland Police declared a downtown demonstration a riot during Fourth of July protests. Mayor Ted Wheeler expressed concerns about Portland being “on edge,” heading into Fourth of July weekend. A riot was declared around 4 a.m. Saturday in downtown Portland after overnight demonstrations, but events through the day remained generally peaceful until late Saturday, when police again declared a riot.
  • Christopher Columbus statue toppled in Baltimore, thrown into harbor

    07/04/2020 7:31:36 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 121 replies
    WBAL ^ | July 4, 2020 | Tre Ward
    Protesters tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it the Inner Harbor Saturday in Baltimore. A witness said a group pulled the statue down during protests and pulled it into the harbor.
  • Wow! Former NFL player gives ‘bold and brave’ answer on ‘Black Lives Matter’ hardly anyone saw coming

    07/03/2020 4:20:18 PM PDT · by Grandpa Drudge · 9 replies
    BPR ^ | July 3, 2020 | Tom Tillison
    Retired NFL defensive end Marcellus Wiley may soon get a first-hand taste of just how intolerant the left is today, after the host of FOX Sports 1’s “Speak For Yourself” opted to explain why it’s a bad idea for the NBA to paint “Black Lives Matter” on the floor of basketball courts.
  • democrats thrive on the hate and violence and do not want it to end

    07/01/2020 3:05:22 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-01-20 | DrJohn
    democrats desperately want the hatred, rioting and violence to continue. They are motivated to see it go on. They profit from it. To wit: Chuck Schumer Blocks GOP Measure to Condemn Defunding PoliceSenate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) blocked a measure sponsored by Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) to condemn Democrat measures to defund police departments across the country. Cruz and Cotton tried to pass the resolution to condemn measures to defund the police by unanimous consent; however, Schumer denied the Republicans’ move to gain unanimous consent. Cotton said that Schumer “must want to defund the police.” Cruz said:...
  • Detroit police chief hits back at Rashida Tlaib: 'Totally inaccurate' to claim abuse of peaceful protesters

    07/01/2020 10:08:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 1, 2020 | Julia Musto
    Twitter video at link. Michigan Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib's claim that Detroit Police Department officers abused peaceful protesters is "totally inaccurate," Detroit Police Chief James Craig remarked Tuesday. ~snip~ "I know that the congresswoman is making claims that they were peacefully marching when we intersected and intentionally hit peaceful protesters. [That is] not the case," the chief added. "They [surrounded] the vehicle, they began to pelt the vehicle –­ not just one of our police cruisers but two of them –­ and in one instance the rear window of one of our SUVs was broken out. And, the information I...
  • 10 Year Old Video From Pastor Manning - do not push these white folk

    06/29/2020 12:40:22 AM PDT · by AggregateThreat · 22 replies
    White Folks Will Riot Pastor Manning
  • Wisconsin governor (Evers) activates National Guard after night of violence, 2 statues toppled

    06/24/2020 6:14:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/24/20 | Louis Casiano
    Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers activated the National Guard on Wednesday after protesters toppled two statues, vandalized buildings and a state senator was attacked outside the Capitol during a night of violence that erupted following daylong protests. The guardsmen will protect state properties and "make sure people can exercise their First Amendment rights while ensuring the safety of members of the public and state buildings and infrastructure," Gov. Tony Evers said. The unrest that unfolded Tuesday night began after 200 to 300 protesters marched through downtown Madison and escalated once they reached the state Capitol grounds. Some tried breaking into the...
  • Rioters should be disqualified from student loan program

    06/24/2020 8:28:54 AM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 25 replies
    Vanity | Vanity
    This is a question. If any person while protesting engages in property damage (which is not protect speech) and then arrested and convicted they should not be qualified for student loan programs. How does one communicate this to our elected officials? Since student loans are controlled by the executive branch, can an executive order bypass the do nothing house? Just asking because it seems even the conversation would give these rioters pause. Even if they are out of school, if they have loans then they should be disqualified from repayment forgiveness programs.
  • Statue Of George Washington Toppled And Spray Painted

    06/24/2020 4:40:32 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 22 replies ^ | June 19, 2020
    The statue of George Washington that sits at Northeast 57th and Sandy Boulevard was toppled and spray painted on Thursday night. Phrases like "White fragility" and "Big Floyd" were written on it with spray paint. Adam Johnson lives in the neighborhood and says the statue was always part of the community, but maybe it should not be anymore.
  • DC Protesters face-off with police at Black Lives Matter Plaza 'autonomous zone' VIDEO

    06/23/2020 9:59:29 AM PDT · by blueplum · 11 replies
    WUSA9 Live ^ | 23 JUN 2020 | WUSA9
    DC Metro Police are reclaiming the area around Lafayette Square, pushing back protesters who have tried to declare an autonomous zone.
  • Woman arrested for allegedly stealing, selling merchandise from Santa Monica businesses in connection to looting.

    06/23/2020 9:01:17 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 20 replies
    KTLA NEWS ^ | June 19, 2020 | Sareen Habeshian
    A woman was arrested Thursday after allegedly stealing clothes during looting incidents last month and selling the items online, officials said. Amanda Van Duyse, 30, was arrested on suspicion of grand theft, burglary, and burglary during a state of emergency, according to the Santa Monica Police Department. She was identified through surveillance video from a Patagonia store, officials said. Detectives found that she was selling stolen items from the store on OfferUp and Poshmark websites. They then served a search warrant at her Los Angeles home and found thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise allegedly stolen from Santa Monica businesses,...
  • Davenport police charge man in death of woman at protest.

    06/19/2020 11:54:13 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 13 replies
    CBS 2 IOWA ^ | June 19, 2020 | AP
    <p>Davenport police said Friday they had charged a man with murder in the death of a woman who was shot on May 31 as she got into her car to leave a protest.</p> <p>Police charged Parker Belz, 21, of Davenport with first-degree murder in the death of Italia Marie Kelly, 22.</p>
  • 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...
  • Muslim woman arrested in Miami protest forced to remove hijab for booking photo

    06/19/2020 3:28:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    NBC 'News' ^ | 6/19/20 | Wilson Wong
    A Muslim woman arrested during a Black Lives Matter protest in Miami was forced to remove her hijab for a booking photo, which a Muslim civil rights advocate called a “severe violation of religious freedoms.” It also prompted supporters to start an online petition demanding justice for Alaa Massri, 18, one of seven people arrested June 10 during a peaceful protest against racial injustice. The arrests occurred after demonstrators spray-painted the Christopher Columbus and Juan Ponce de León statues in Bayfront Park, the Miami Police Department said in a statement. Protestors covered the face and hands of Columbus in red...
  • Huffington Post writer Taryn Finley says black celebrities who criticize rioting, looting, arson, and black-on-black murder “should shut up”

    06/15/2020 5:35:29 PM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies
    Wordpress ^ | June 15, 2020 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Huffington Post writer Taryn Finley says black celebrities who criticize rioting, looting, arson, and black-on-black murder “should shut up” Taryn Finley is a writer for the Huffington Post. She just said that black celebrities who criticize rioting, looting, arson, and black-on-black murder “should shut up.”Here’s an excerpt from her new column: (the bolding is mine), Silence Can Be Violence — But These Celebs Should Shut UpToo many Black stars have made comments condemning the movement for Black lives. It may be time to leave some of your faves behind.By Taryn FinleySince the string of police killings that took the lives of...
  • Portland protesters tear down ‘racist’ statue of Thomas Jefferson

    06/15/2020 12:41:48 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-15-20 | By Bradford Betz
    Protesters in Portland, Ore., Sunday evening tore down a statue of Thomas Jefferson outside a high school that was named after him, according to a report. The tear-down came about during a march organized by Rose City Justice to protest police brutality – one of many demonstrations in weeks following the death of George Floyd while in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department. The group had gathered outside Jefferson High School in Northeast Portland before marching to the park, Fox 12 reported. By the time they returned, a statue of Thomas Jefferson, the third U.S. president, had been pulled...
  • Protesters block all lanes of westbound Bay Bridge for nearly 2 hours

    06/15/2020 10:42:29 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 34 replies
    SFgate ^ | June 15, 2020 | Greg Keraghosian
    Westbound traffic on the Bay Bridge was at a standstill Sunday evening for nearly two hours after all lanes were blocked by protesters. Multiple local news outlets reported that protesters spray-painted "BLM," the initials to Black Lives Matter, onto the bridge in yellow before being stopped by authorities. There were no reports of violence. The CHP reportedly said it arrested some of the protesters, who were in a caravan of about 50 vehicles. The backup began around 4:30 p.m. and continued for well over an hour. At 6:25 p.m., only a trickle of vehicles were moving past the protest scene...