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  • At Least 24 Memphis Police Officers Hurt In Protests After Deadly Shooting

    06/13/2019 10:37:27 AM PDT · by libstripper · 42 replies
    NPR ^ | June 13, 2019 | Bill Chappell
    At least 24 Memphis Police Department officers were injured during a large protest Wednesday night, Mayor Jim Strickland says. The violence erupted after officers of the U.S. Marshals Service shot and killed Brandon Webber, 20. The shooting occurred around 7 p.m. local time, as officers from the U.S. Marshals Service as part of the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force tried to take a man into custody. When the officers approached the man, law enforcement officials said, he was getting into his car in the Frayser community in northern Memphis, Tenn.
  • Today in History: Riot at Ten-Cent Beer Night (1974)

    06/04/2019 6:02:06 AM PDT · by Phlap · 17 replies
    Ten Cent Beer NightTen Cent Beer Night was a promotion held by Major League Baseball during a game against the Texas Rangers at Cleveland Stadium on Tuesday, June 4, 1974. The idea behind the promotion was to attract more fans to the game by offering 12 U.S. fl oz (354.9 ml) cups of 3.2% beer for just 10 cents each (regular price was 65 cents) with a limit of six per purchase. During the game, fans became heavily intoxicated, culminating in a riot in the ninth inning which caused the game to be forfeited due to the crowd's uncontrollable rowdiness and because the game...
  • Baltimore Police Release Video of Inner Harbor Ruckus (Youths)

    06/01/2019 9:56:48 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 114 replies
    Officer.com ^ | May 30, 2019 | Kevin Rector
    BALTIMORE -- Footage from Baltimore Police body cameras and the downtown CitiWatch surveillance network shows groups of youths gathered Saturday night at the Inner Harbor randomly breaking into fights with each other — and at times committing more serious assaults. It shows clusters of kids casually chatting on the promenade around the water, but also sprinting along sidewalks and into traffic. It shows a large group fighting in the middle of Pratt Street, a half-dozen youths attacking a bicyclist on the ground, one teen jumping on the roofs of two cars, and another randomly kicking a passerby in the face...
  • Antifa Held An Anti-ICE, May Day March In Portland And It Turned Into A Riot

    05/03/2019 1:14:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/03/2019 | John Sexton
    Another “mostly peaceful” left-wing event which ended in a riot, though the violence, in this case, wasn’t one-sided. The event started earlier in the day as a “festival of resistance” in support of anti-fascism and anti-capitalism. People put up tables hawking books about communism, etc. But just as Portland police were declaring the event a success, fighting broke out at a pro-Antifa bar called Cider Riot. This KGW report does a decent job summarizing the day but I’ll go into more detail below: Reporter Mike Bivins was on hand as various left-wing people gathered in a park not far...
  • Koreatown Twenty-Six Years Ago: The Guns of the L.A. Riots

    05/02/2019 2:29:53 AM PDT · by vannrox · 47 replies
    The truth about guns ^ | 29APR19 | by Luis Valdes
    This was an inspired read when Kirt referred to it in his latest Townhall.com editorial. Twenty-six years ago, from April 29 to May 4,1992, much of Los Angeles was ablaze. In the aftermath of the Rodney King verdict, South Central L.A. was consumed by riots and looting. Homes and business were burglarized and destroyed by arson. Law-abiding people and business owners were mugged, beaten and robbed.The LAPD pulled out and basically told folks in the worst-hit areas that they were on their own. But a small section of Los Angeles known as Koreatown, located just north of South Central, didn’t burn. Why?...
  • 26 people arrested after Eastpoint Mall carnival is shut down, Baltimore County police say

    04/22/2019 7:46:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | April 21, 2019 | Phil Davis
    Police arrested 26 young people during a disturbance at Eastpoint Mall on Sunday night after a carnival at the Baltimore County shopping complex was shut down. Sometime before 6 p.m., Jolly Shows Spring Carnival and mall officials made the call to close the carnival for the evening, Baltimore County police spokesman Shawn Vinson said at a news conference at the scene Sunday. Mall ownership did not immediately return a request for comment Monday. A message left with Jolly Shows was not immediately returned Monday. Carnival officials were “overwhelmed by the number of people that were trying to get in,” Vinson...
  • Migrants Riot At Mexican Immigration Station, Burn Documents: Reports

    04/11/2019 3:16:23 PM PDT · by blueyon · 34 replies
    the dailycaller ^ | 4/11/19 | Peter Hasson
    Migrants staged a riot at an immigration station in Tapachula, Mexico early Wednesday morning, multiple Mexican media outlets reported. The group of migrants, mostly from Cuba and Africa, staged the riot to prevent authorities from carrying out deportations, Mexican media outlets Noticias MVS, Milenio and Reforma reported. The migrants reportedly ransacked the building and set some documents on fire before authorities were able to regain control. Video from the riot’s aftermath shows authorities milling around outside the building, trying to corral the migrant population.
  • Police use tear gas as Texas Tech basketball victory sparks ‘fandemonium’

    04/07/2019 6:30:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/07/2019 | By Dom Calicchio |
    No. 3-seeded Texas Tech upset the top-seeded Michigan State Spartans, 61-51, to earn a shot at playing Virginia for the crown in men’s college basketball. In Lubbock, a huge crowd soon gathered at the Texas Tech campus to celebrate the Red Raiders’ win. “I’ve never seen anything like this in Lubbock,” Tim Hays, a senior at Texas Tech, told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. “I’ve been to other rallies like this, but nothing compares to the electricity here.” Witnesses reported seeing fires set ablaze, with at least one car being flipped over, KCBD-TV of Lubbock reported. Other reports said as many as...
  • 40,000 Gazans riot on Israel's border

    03/30/2019 11:20:15 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/3/19
    Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCf6ds4iJjo Approximately 40,000 rioters and demonstrators gathered Saturday in several locations along the Gaza security fence, the IDF reported. The rioters hurled rocks and set tires on fire. In addition, a number of grenades and explosive devices were hurled at the Gaza-Israel security fence in a number of different incidents. Most of the demonstrators are near the tents Gaza. IDF troops responded with riot dispersal means and fired in accordance with standard operating procedures. .....
  • Rapper’s Event At Queens Mall Spark Riots And Looting, Police Say

    03/09/2019 9:29:41 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 35 replies
    CBS 2 New York ^ | March 8, 2019 | CBS 2 NYC
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Queens Center Mall erupted into chaos Friday afternoon after police say a rapper’s book signing spiraled out of control. Authorities say Bronx-born rapper “A Boogie wit da Hoodie” – whose real name is Julius Dubose – was scheduled to appear inside the mall’s Puma store at 5:30 p.m. Video posted to social media showed people getting into fist fights and looting stores, as sheer chaos broke out around 2:30 p.m. “They grabbed the chairs and broke it on his head, the poor guy was bleeding,” witness Maria Moncada said. “It was bad.”
  • Baltimore’s So Segregated, Even Strava Shows It. These Runners Want to Change That

    02/20/2019 7:15:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    Runner's World ^ | February 19, 2019 | Robbe Reddinger
    It’s a warm summer evening and Devan Clapp is standing outside his two-story brick row house in northeast Baltimore’s Ramblewood neighborhood. The streets are quiet, with postage-stamp lawns; a transition area between the city and the suburbs of Baltimore County just a couple miles north. This neighborhood, like every other Baltimore neighborhood Clapp’s family has lived in the last hundred years, was predominantly white, before it wasn’t. He talks of how, in the 1980s, the skin color of his mother and father, godmother and brother, drove their white neighbors up and over to the “more-welcoming” side of the county line....
  • France’s ‘Yellow Vests’ Only Have One Common Message: Anger at Government

    12/10/2018 2:43:59 PM PST · by Jagermonster · 23 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | December 10, 2018 | Peter Ford and Dominique Soguel
    WHY WE WROTE THIS France’s “yellow vest” protesters have been highly visible, but their motives have been cryptic, thanks in large part to their lack of leaders and structure. We wanted to find out what's driving them. MULHOUSE, FRANCE For Rosa Larocca, a middle-aged headmistress who can switch from a warm smile to a stern look in seconds, it’s all about politics. “The people want a different type of republic and they want [French President Emmanuel] Macron to go,” she says. “What we want are referendums.” For Shanoon Redovanc, a bespectacled retiree sporting a black woolen hat, it’s about living...
  • Paris in lockdown as France braces for new anti-Macron riots...

    12/08/2018 12:28:29 AM PST · by caww · 191 replies
    France24 ^ | 12/8/2018 | France24
    Paris was in lockdown early on Saturday with 'thousands' of French security forces braced to meet renewed rioting by "yellow vest" protesters in the capital and other cities in a fourth weekend of confrontation..... The Eiffel Tower and other tourist landmarks were shut, shops were boarded up to avoid looting and street furniture removed to avoid metal bars from being used as projectiles. About 89,000 police were deployed across the country.
  • Yellow Jacket' protests in France leave gas stations running dry; Paris riots worst since 1968

    12/03/2018 12:35:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/03/2018
    PARIS — "Yellow Jacket" protesters blocking access to 11 fuel depots belonging to one of the world's biggest oil companies have left gas stations running dry in France. At least 75 of the company's 2,200 gas stations were out of fuel, a spokesman for energy giant Total said Monday. For more than two weeks, protesters angry over gas taxes and the high cost of living have been blocking roads across France, impeding access to fuel depots, shopping malls and some airports. Riot police were overrun on Saturday as protesters brought chaos to Paris' fanciest neighborhoods, torching dozens of cars, looting...
  • Paris riots: Macron to hold emergency meeting after worst unrest in decade

    12/02/2018 6:00:28 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 59 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Angelique Chrisafis in Paris
    The French president, Emmanuel Macron, will hold an emergency meeting of senior ministers on Sunday after central Paris saw its worst unrest in a decade on Saturday. Thousands of masked protesters fought running battles with police, set fire to cars, banks and houses and burned makeshift barricades on the edges of demonstrations against fuel tax rises. On Sunday morning, Paris authorities hired extra trucks to begin removing the carcasses of burnt cars on from the scorched pavements of some of Paris’s most expensive streets, amid graffiti calling for Macron to resign. ... Macron, who has staked his political identity on...
  • Man charged in white nationalist rally to argue self-defense

    11/28/2018 1:17:31 PM PST · by libstripper · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 6, 2018 | DENISE LAVOIE
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An Ohio man charged with killing a woman during a white nationalist rally in Virginia plans to argue that he believed he was acting in self-defense when he drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters.
  • 1,000+ Illegals Storm Past Riot Police, Across Tijuana River. San Ysidro. Crossing closed.

    11/25/2018 12:21:51 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 230 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11-25-2018 | Annie Rose Ramos/Twitter
    "Over 1,000 migrants have stormed past riot police to get to the US border through the Tijuana River" Also: "Migrants from the #MigrantCaravan trying to get to the US border - have left their shelter saying conditions are intolerable and they want to be admitted into the US to seek asylum and are being stopped by riot police"
  • Police: Brawl Involving Up To 200 Students Erupts Outside McDonald’s In Hunting Park [Phila] [ed]

    10/17/2018 7:42:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    CBS Philadelphia ^ | October 16, 2018 | Staff
    Over a dozen juveniles were arrested and cited after police say a large brawl involving up to 200 school students erupted outside of a McDonald’s in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia. Police say they were called for a report of a large fight on Broad Street and Hunting Park Avenue around 3:40 p.m. Police say when they arrived it “immediately deteriorated into a riotous condition” with roughly 150 to 200 students fighting and instigating.
  • Protestors demand arrest of all employees involved in Brooklyn nail salon brawl (New York)

    08/22/2018 3:26:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    WPIX-TV ^ | August 21, 2018 | Ayana Harry
    Dozens rallied outside the New Apple Red Nail Salon Tuesday evening, increasing the calls for the shop to remain closed for good. The salon became the center of controversy earlier this month after a viral video showed a fight between customers and several employees. The employees are seen hitting the customers with broomsticks and throwing nail polish remover. State Senator Jesse Hamilton was scheduled to join the demonstration Tuesday evening. “We are working with the Nail Salon Association and we spoke to the women who are protesting to have a meeting,” Senator Hamilton explained. “We are setting up a meeting...
  • State of Emergency Declared for Charlottesville

    08/08/2018 5:57:27 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 41 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 8/8/18 | Ramsey Touchberry
    Virginia Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency Wednesday for Charlottesville, Virginia, in preparation for the one-year anniversary of last year’s deadly white nationalist Unite the Right rally that left three dead and dozens injured. The state of emergency will last from Wednesday through the rally's anniversary Sunday. Northam said because of anniversary events, rallies, and protests planned in Charlottesville and in nearby Washington, D.C., he ordered a state of emergency to "prepare and coordinate our response to ensure the protection of residents’ lives, property, and Constitutional rights.”