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  • Police in riot gear face down Occupy protesters inside bank (Pelosi territory)

    11/16/2011 3:38:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11/16/11
    Police in riot gear face down Occupy protesters inside bankNovember 16, 2011 | 3:11 pm Police in riot gear warned Occupy San Francisco protesters who took over the lobby of a Bank of America in the city’s financial district Wednesday that they would be arrested if they did not leave the premises. About 20 officers with helmets and batons entered the bank on California Street about 2:45 p.m. and warned protesters sitting in the lobby that they would be arrested and cited. Organizers circulated fliers advising protesters what to do if they were taken into custody. Some demonstrators left the...
  • ‘Right to Riot’ Cemented in Campus Culture

    11/11/2011 6:21:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/11/2011 | Jonah Goldberg
    ‘Of course we’re going to riot,” Paul Howard, a 24-year-old aerospace-engineering student at Penn State University, told the New York Times. “What do they expect when they tell us at 10 o’clock that they fired our football coach?” The coach in question, as we all know, is Joe Paterno, the decades-long patriarch of Penn State football. Paterno was fired by the board of trustees for his part in a reprehensible non-response to the alleged rape of a ten-year-old boy in the locker-room showers. You have to wonder what’s wrong with our society when someone can say, “Of course we’re going...
  • Penn State Riots, Live Audio Feed

    11/09/2011 10:31:05 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 233 replies
    TCRLAF ^ | 11-10-11 | TCRLAF
    Mifflin and Centre Counties Fire and EMS Live Audio Feed 30 State Troopers moving in on the crowd from the North, University and local police from the South, trying to clear the streets. http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?action=wp&feedId=1164
  • Occupy THIS: Reading the Riot Act

    11/06/2011 8:44:04 PM PST · by stolinsky · 4 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 11-07-11 | stolinsky
      Occupy This: Time to Read the Riot Act David C. Stolinsky Nov. 7, 2011 Occupy Wall Street mob shuts down Port of Oakland and loots stores.− News item There is no system right now that exists; we’re going to create that system.− Michael Moore Freedom is too demanding for some people, and they will hanker after communism even after it has irrefutably demonstrated its moral, political, and economic bankruptcy. − David Pryce-Jones U.S. Constitution © 1787, all rights reserved.− Anon. Years ago, “read the riot act” was a common expression. When a boss set an employee straight, we...
  • Once again, Oakland cleans up from a riot

    11/03/2011 12:18:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 11/3/11 | Henry K. Lee
    OAKLAND -- Work crews and employees of trashed buildings in downtown Oakland set to work this morning cleaning up from the post-midnight riot that broke out after Occupy Oakland's daylong general strike. Graffiti was spray-painted on many buildings along Broadway from 14th to 16th streets, where masked vandals shattered windows and threw objects at police. Officers responded by firing tear gas and flash-bang grenades and making dozens of arrests. ... At the Men's Wearhouse, which had closed Wednesday and put up signs in support of the general strike, windows were shattered. A box nearby read, "Cop uniform surrender box." No...
  • Tracking the Criminal Behavior of the Occupy Movement

    10/25/2011 10:59:07 PM PDT · by Avery Morrow · 8 replies
    Ben Bernanke's Diary ^ | October 25, 2011 | Ian Malcolm
    Occupy Wall Street 10/23 – Man wanted by police arrested after groping numerous women10/18 – Thieves steal numerous items10/10 – Reporter offered pot and heroinOccupy Bloomington 10/16 – Man claims protesters drugged, handcuffed himOccupy Hartford 10/16 – Man charged after pulling knifeOccupy Boston 10/23 – Two protesters arrested for dealing heroin with 6 year old child in their tentOccupy Dallas 10/24 – Police investigating 14 year old runaway that said she had sex with a man in his early twenties, and performed sexual acts with several other peopleOccupy Portland 10/19 – Man arrested for possession of marijuana10/16 – Sex offender...
  • Police Disperse Occupy Protesters With Tear Gas (tonight in Oakland)

    10/25/2011 9:53:23 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 80 replies
    KTVU-TV ^ | 10-25-11 | KTVU-TV
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Police used tear gas and flash-bang canisters Tuesday night to disperse a group of hundreds of Occupy Oakland protesters that was calling for the crowd to retake Franklin Ogawa Plaza by city hall. The tear gas and flash-bang canisters were used by police at about 7:45 p.m. near the intersection of 14th and Broadway. The crowd of 500-to-1,000 people immediately cleared with people rushing away from the scene with their hands and handkerchiefs covering their faces. KTVU reporter Jana Katsuyama was on the scene when the tear gas was used and said that the gas remained in...
  • PA Riot after Traffic Injury

    09/23/2011 6:11:40 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/9/11 | Maayana Miskin
    A traffic accident involving an Israeli driver and a Palestinian Authority youth sparked a riot on Friday morning near the city of Kiryat Arba. The Arab youth was hit and critically injured by the car at a local gas station. The cause of the accident is not yet clear. As paramedics tended to the youth, PA Arabs from Hevron and nearby towns began to riot and to attack security personnel at the scene. Police made several arrests, but the mob was undeterred. As the riot continued to spiral into violence, police began using rubber bullets to force the crowd away...
  • Radical Rage: Marxist Mob Plans to Occupy Wall Street

    09/17/2011 7:45:16 AM PDT · by clove · 19 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | Sep 16th, 2011 | Matthew Vadum
    The artwork associated with a political movement says a lot about that movement. The US Day of Rage’s Twitter feed features a photo of a defaced ten-dollar bill. Someone has added black hair and a Hitler moustache to Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, whom Congress honored in 1999 as “the man who more than any other designed the Government of the United States.” The Founders as Nazis: that’s what the leftists who plan to occupy Wall Street tomorrow think of the American experiment. It’s not as if the media-savvy organizers of the US Day of Rage don’t understand the significance of...
  • Melee breaks out after teen dance party

    09/12/2011 8:13:59 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 23 replies
    star tribune ^ | 9-12-11 | NICOLE NORFLEET
    Three people were arrested Saturday night when a melee that a police spokesman described as a "mini-riot" broke out in downtown Minneapolis after a teen dance party. Dozens of police officers from Minneapolis, the State Patrol and other law enforcement agencies responded to a chaotic scene after the Big Bash 2 party, which was held in an exhibition hall next to the Hyatt Regency Hotel at 1300 Nicollet Mall. At about 10 p.m., police responded to a report that hotel security employees were fighting with event-goers, said police spokesman Sgt. William Palmer. Shortly after that, partygoers began moving north on...
  • Cairo Mob Attacked CNN: 'They Were Animals'

    09/11/2011 10:54:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/9/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    CNN journalists described the Friday mob that attacked them during the riot at the Israeli embassy as “animals.” One other journalist was called a spy and was almost raped. The worldwide news site reported a scene that brought back ugly memories of the gang rape of CBS reporter Lara Logan earlier this year during the Arab spring uprising against the Mubarak regime. CNN reported that one person in the mob on Friday called Dina Amer, a woman member of another American crew, “a spy.” A CNN producer who is an Egyptian approached to rescue the woman from the rioters, but...
  • A Fight Between Muslims And Police Tuesday Shut Down This New York Amusement Park

    08/31/2011 5:54:56 AM PDT · by blam · 23 replies
    TBI ^ | 8-31-2011 | Robert Johnson
    A Fight Between Muslims And Police Tuesday Shut Down This New York Amusement Park Robert Johnson Aug. 31, 2011, 7:59 AM A fight broke out at Rye Playland Tuesday when Muslim women in headscarves were barred from the park's rides. According to The Daily Greenburgh, 3,000 Muslims celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr, the final day in the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, were visiting the park when women attempted to board rides wearing their hijab. When ride operators enforced the park policy forbidding headgear on rides, and refunds were refused -- a fight broke out. The police were called and 15 people including...
  • Al skips out on riot talk

    08/19/2011 12:37:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/19/11 | ANDY SOLTIS
    The Rev. Al Sharpton abruptly backed out yesterday of a symposium on the 1991 Crown Heights riots after his invitation triggered outrage. Sharpton said he would not appear on a panel discussing the "State of Black-Jewish Relations: Twenty Years After Crown Heights" because it would "pain" Norman Rosenbaum, whose brother Yankel was stabbed to death during four days of rioting. After the invitation to Sunday's symposium at The Hampton Synagogue on Long Island was disclosed, Rosenbaum denounced it as "an absolute disgrace." He said Sharpton's "vile rhetoric incited the rioting."
  • Rev. Al Sharpton may skip riot panel after Jewish groups protest

    08/18/2011 9:03:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/18/11 | BY Simone Weichselbaum DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
    The Rev. Al Sharpton may skip a panel discussion in the Hamptons on the 1991 Crown Heights riots after Jewish leaders blasted the organizer for inviting him. "I may or may not go. I refuse to play into their extremism," Sharpton said last night. "If it is not an event that will heal, it is not an event that I will partake in." Controversial rabbi-to-the stars Marc Schneier planned the Sunday confab to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the violence in Brooklyn between blacks and Hasidic Jews. Schneier defended his decision to invite Sharpton, saying the event will focus...
  • The Crown Heights Riot 20 Years Ago, The True Story Never Told

    08/17/2011 1:04:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 8/17/11 | Jeff Dunetz
    Twenty years ago this Friday a tragic car accident in Crown Heights Brooklyn escalated into a pogrom against the Jewish people. The media gives it a politically correct description, violence between the area’s Blacks and Jews. However the violence was not two-sided. The Crown Heights riot was an attack on the Jews by the neighborhood’s Caribbean community, fueled in part by Al Sharpton, now an MSNBC host and adviser to President Obama. Black Antisemitism in the Summer of 1991 Jews were a key part of the civil rights movement in the 1960s, when the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. made...
  • London Riots: The End Result of the Leftist Agenda

    08/11/2011 11:10:57 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 18 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-11-11 | Curt
    A worker stands guard beside the charred remains of House of Reeves furniture shop in Croydon, south London, which was burnt to the ground in Sunday night's violence. Good editorial by Allister Heath today about the riots and the changes this event, and the poor, lackadaisical response by authorities, has wrought: ...From royal fairytale to banana republic in one summer: it has been a shameful, embarrassing disaster, not just for the tourism industries but also for foreign direct investment. The cost in terms of lost reputation – internationally but also domestically – will be hugely higher than the £100m insurance...
  • Video of locals chasing rioters in London

    08/10/2011 9:02:47 AM PDT · by northmoor · 27 replies
    Russia Today ^ | Aug 10, 2011 | Russia Today
    Locals tired of recreational rioting.
  • Terrified Diners Recount How Armed Gang Stormed London Restaurant

    08/09/2011 8:39:02 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 76 replies
    Terrified diners in London told Tuesday how rioters brandishing baseball bats smashed their way into a top restaurant and forced them to hand over wedding rings, cell phones and wallets. Staff at two-Michelin-starred The Ledbury, in the affluent west London suburb of Notting Hill, were forced to confront the gang of intruders with rolling pins and kitchen utensils Monday evening in a desperate bid to protect customers. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/08/09/terrified-diners-recount-how-armed-gang-stormed-london-restaurant/#ixzz1UanMjd5W
  • Riot Clean Up Video

    08/09/2011 3:32:17 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/9/11 | Self
    Watch the video for some inspiration. Now, these folks are like the Tea Party, are they not!
  • A Disarmed Society is a Violent Society

    08/09/2011 3:22:57 PM PDT · by radioone · 15 replies
    Lawrence Person's Battleswarm Blog ^ | 8-9-11 | Lawrence Person
    It’s not yet sunset in the UK, so we don’t know if a fourth night of rioting will follow the first three. But the glee and impunity with which rioters torched and looted large sections of London are an indictment of two beloved project of British and other European elites: a disarmed citizenry and an all-encompassing, cradle-to-grave welfare state. It’s hard to imagine riots of these size going on for days on end in the American South or Midwest simply because so many armed, law-abiding citizens would stand ready to defend their lives, liberty and property. Once you’ve shot a...
  • "Rivers of Blood"

    08/08/2011 8:23:58 PM PDT · by Shalmaneser · 13 replies · 1+ views
    EnochPowell.net ^ | April 20, 1968 | Rt. Hon. John Enoch Powell, MBE (1912–1998)
    Speech at Birmingham 20th April, 1968 The supreme function of statesmanship is to provide against preventable evils. In seeking to do so, it encounters obstacles which are deeply rooted in human nature. One is that by the very order of things such evils are not demonstrable until they have occurred: at each stage in their onset there is room for doubt and for dispute whether they be real or imaginary. By the same token, they attract little attention in comparison with current troubles, which are both indisputable and pressing: whence the besetting temptation of all politics to concern itself with...
  • London riots: live

    08/08/2011 6:26:54 PM PDT · by dep · 342 replies · 2+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 08/09/11 | various
    Rolling coverage of the third night of violent disturbances in London, with arson and looting reported at several locations across the capital.
  • Violent Riots Ravage Tottenham After Shooting

    08/06/2011 11:58:51 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 20 replies
    Sky News ^ | Sunday August 07, 2011 | Breaking News
    Petrol bombs were thrown, shops looted and eight officers injured during violent riots in Tottenham following a protest over the fatal shooting of a man by police. A crowd of around 300 set fire to buildings, bins and vehicles, while missiles and petrol bombs were thrown in Tottenham High Road on Saturday night and into Sunday morning. Eight police officers were taken to hospital and at least one suffered head injuries. By the early hours of Sunday, many protesters had moved to nearby Tottenham Hale retail park, where some were spotted looting PC World and JJB Sports. Sky's Simon Newton,...
  • Tottenham In Flames As Protesters Riot

    08/06/2011 3:52:40 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 53 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | August 06, 2011
    Tottenham In Flames As Protesters Riot Two patrol cars, a bus and a shop have been set on fire during disturbances in the Tottenham area Saturday 6 August 2011 Around 300 rioters have set fire to two patrol cars, a bus and a shop in the Tottenham area. Photograph: Guardian A bus, a shop and two patrol cars have been set on fire in Tottenham. An estimated crowd of around 300 have gathered and there have been reports of looting and shop windows being smashed. Earlier in the day members of a community where a young man was shot dead...
  • 124 Refused Entrance to Israel, Jailed

    07/09/2011 10:04:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/7/11 | Maayana Miskin
    Hundreds of anti-Israel activists arrived at Ben Gurion International Airport on Friday as part of a “fly in flotilla.” Border officials refused to grant 124 of them entrance, and they were brought to Givon and Ela prisons to await deportation. Those refused entrance – citizens of Belgium, Germany, Spain, France, Holland, and the United States – were on a list sent out to airports in advance of the planned fly-in. Another 200 of those whose names were on the list were prevented from boarding planes to Israel. Many others successfully entered Israel. From there, some continued to a Palestinian Authority-controlled...
  • At U. Darby Sears, dozens invade & flee with thousands in merchandise [ Philly ]

    06/27/2011 11:55:30 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 48 replies
    philly.com ^ | By STEPHANIE FARR
    DOZENS OF West Philly boys - ranging in age from 11 to 19 - stormed a Sears store in Upper Darby on Thursday as part of a "flash mob" and made off with thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise, police said. Upper Darby police released this surveillance image that they said was recorded during the invasion of the store by dozens of youths. Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said he believed that the group organized the mass theft through social networking, although the exact networking site was not yet clear. He said that the kids traveled together on public...
  • Public Shaming: Pictures of Identified Vancouver Rioters Posted on Blog

    06/17/2011 8:11:27 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 17 replies
    Publicshamingeternus ^ | 6/17/2011 | Publicshamingeternus
    This blog is your blog. We are the people of Vancouver and we will protect our city by providing consequences and future deterrent in this age of social-media awareness. Only a fool would discount the digital foot print that exists for each and every one of us.
  • Stocks slump as Greek crisis turns violent

    06/15/2011 11:06:08 AM PDT · by Deo volente · 60 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | June 15, 2011
    LONDON (AP) -- A violent protest against the Greek government's latest austerity package hit stocks hard Wednesday and sent the euro sliding over a percent against the dollar. With hundreds of protesters clashing with riot police and tear gas blanketing Athens' main Syntagma Square, investors are fretful that Greece's debt crisis is spiraling out of control.
  • A National Embarrassment

    06/16/2011 7:37:55 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 11 replies
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | June 16, 2011 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    The usual gang of idiots were there, mostly males in their teens and twenties. But watching (alleged) grown men in their 30's and even their 40's stuffing shirts into the gas tanks of cars and lighting them up before flipping them over, or smashing store front windows, or smashing each other, is something I just cannot understand. I'm sure their wives and children are proud this morning.
  • China: Beijing battling protest fires on all fronts("crazy" violence?)

    06/14/2011 5:03:04 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    The Australian ^ | 06/15/11
    Beijing battling protest fires on all fronts From: The Times June 15, 2011 12:00AM AN eruption of protests throughout China has sent armoured vehicles into town centres, prompted an internet blackout by the government and left thousands across the country blogging about "crazy" violence on the streets. The summer surge of protests, which flared in the southern industrial hub of Zengcheng over the weekend, has been linked to a range of frustrations with modern China - furies that have drawn the government into crackdowns on activism and massive increases in the domestic security budget. More than 1000 migrant workers went...
  • 11 Charged in Riot at NUMC

    06/13/2011 10:19:46 AM PDT · by shoff · 21 replies
    Long Island Press ^ | 6/11/2011 | Rashed Mian
    Nearly a dozen people were arrested just after midnight on Saturday after a disturbance outside the emergency room of the Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, Nassau County Police said. Officers from the third precinct were assigned to the hospital for a “large disorderly crowd,” that attempted to enter the emergency room and were aggressive towards the hospital staff, police said.
  • IDF Pushes Back Rioters North of Capital

    06/05/2011 10:27:51 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/6/11 | Gil Ronen
    Border Police blocked an attempt by hundreds of Arabs to march into Jerusalem Sunday. The police used stun grenades and tear gas to disperse the march, near the Kalandiya checkpoint north of Jerusalem. Stymied in their original plan, the Arabs proceeded to burn tires and hurl rocks at police (see photos below). The march was part of the rioting marking 44 years since the Arab armies’ ignominious defeat at the hands of the IDF in the Six Day War. In Samaria, hundreds of Arabs and their leftist sympathizers tried to burn down a memorial for a fallen IDF soldier. The...
  • Westboro Baptist protestors met by counter protestors (Police used Tear Gas on Counter protestors)

    05/30/2011 11:35:12 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 19 replies
    http://www.kspr.com ^ | May 29, 2011 | Joanna Small / May 29, 2011 )
    Police escorted the Westboro member to safety and used tear gas to control the crowd.
  • New Black Panthers Plan Massive Egypt-Style Protest & Boycott of ‘Non-Blacks’

    04/22/2011 5:59:41 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 104 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 19, 2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl,
    The New Black Panther Party, the racist and radical black power group, has a big day ahead of it this coming Saturday. According to its website, it’s planning a massive 60-city “showdown.” And the day of rage will include a protest of “non-black” businesses. The group says it’s establishing a home base at an office building in Harlem, an area it’s modeling after revolutionary ground zero in Egypt. The site goes on to explain why its rallying: As in other revolutions, protests and uprisings going on around the earth, a showdown is looming for Saturday April 23rd as marchers with...
  • Tornadoes pummel Southern U.S., 43 dead (NO RIOTING OR LOOTING REPORTED)

    04/18/2011 10:52:21 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Sun Apr 17, 8:34 pm ET | Ned Barnett
    RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) – Three days of violent storms and tornadoes across the southern United States killed at least 43 people, wrecked hundreds of buildings and downed power lines, officials said on Sunday. North Carolina accounted for the bulk of casualties and property losses, with 22 people killed and more than 80 others injured in a string of tornadoes that ripped through the state Saturday night. Houses were flattened, cars and trucks tossed like matchsticks and planes blown off the tarmac at a local airport. Uprooted trees, poles and debris snapped power lines, cutting electricity to more than 200,000...
  • UAlbany: Suspension, expulsion on tap for students at riot

    03/17/2011 6:47:18 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 10 replies
    The Times Union ^ | March 16, 2011 | SCOTT WALDMAN
    Albany, NY Updated 06:18 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2011: The suspensions have started. Three University at Albany students who were involved in the destruction of property during the Kegs and Eggs riots have been suspended. All those who participated in destruction and mayhem face suspension and possible expulsion from the school. The school sent out that warning Wednesday, one day before St. Patrick's Day, to remind students that drinking heavily carries consequences beyond a mere hangover. "As students are identified to the university by the Albany Police Department as participants in the egregious behaviors of Saturday, they will be temporarily...
  • Riot a rift in town and gown

    03/15/2011 7:39:08 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 18 replies
    The Times Union ^ | March 15, 2011 | JORDAN CARLEO-EVANGELIST And Bryan Fitzgerald
    ALBANY, NY -- A beer-soaked Saturday morning melee described by residents as the worst in recent memory is forcing the city to again confront the fraught relationship between full-time Pine Hills residents and the college students who often treat the neighborhood as their off-campus playground. By Monday, the number of college students facing charges had topped 40 as police and prosecutors vowed to use the drunken revelers' own cellphone videos to build cases against them. "Let me deliver this message to you," Albany County District Attorney David Soares said. "Many of you who felt, or believe now, that you've gotten...
  • Saudi police open fire at rally

    03/10/2011 10:51:41 AM PST · by illiac · 85 replies
    AP ^ | 3/10/11 | AP
    in the east after government warns it won't tolerate protests - AP Headline only.....
  • Egypt crisis worst disaster since Iran’s revolution (Most Egyptians support Islamist)

    01/31/2011 4:31:15 AM PST · by tobyhill · 45 replies
    jerusalem post ^ | 1/31/2011 | BARRY RUBIN
    Analysis: Without learning lessons from past, Obama gambles that anti-American Islamist government allied with Iran won’t emerge from the chaos. When polled recently, 59% of Egyptians said they backed the Islamists and only 27% favored modernizers. There is no good policy for the United States regarding the uprising in Egypt but the Obama administration may be adopting something close to the worst option. This is its first real international crisis. And it seems to be adopting a policy that, while somewhat balanced, is pushing the Egyptian regime out of power. The situation could not be more dangerous and might be...
  • Egyptian neighbors creating local militias

    01/30/2011 7:01:20 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | January 30, 2011 | Ivan Watson
    Cairo, Egypt (CNN) -- Until recently, Seif Awad worked a day job as an account manager for Cisco. But since Saturday he has begun volunteering at nights, protecting his neighborhood with a volunteer defense squad of young male neighbors armed with makeshift weapons. Last night he armed himself with a big stick. On Sunday, Awad bought gasoline canisters and started making Molotov cocktails. "If anyone comes on the street we're going to throw those at them," Awad said. "And I have a friend here who has a gun." Shortly before he spoke on the phone Sunday night with CNN, Awad...
  • (Greedy) Anti-capitalists clash with riot police in Davos

    01/30/2011 8:28:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/29/11 | Catherine Bosley
    Anti-capitalists clash with riot police in DavosBy Catherine Bosley Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:52pm EST DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Anti-capitalist protesters threw bottles at riot police on Saturday and officers responded with water cannon as a small demonstration on the final day of the World Economic Forum briefly turned violent. The clash came after a group of about 100 mainly young, local protesters marched through the chic Swiss ski resort of Davos and gathered near the railway station, some distance from the conference center hosting the Forum. It was the second episode of violence in Davos this week. Swiss anarchists...
  • Cops Probe IHOP Melee Caught On Tape

    01/25/2011 1:03:25 PM PST · by safeasthebanks · 160 replies
    The Smoking Gun website ^ | 1/25/11 | Smoking Gun
    JANUARY 25--South Carolina cops are attempting to identify the participants in a wild brawl early Saturday at an International House of Pancakes, video of which has gone viral online. As seen in the below clip--which includes some cursing--the female combatants are seen punching and wrestling with each other as tables are toppled. At one point, a woman picks up a coffee pot and strikes another woman in the head while she is being pinned to a table. Later, a man is seen swinging a cane at the woman who was struck with the coffee pot. The woman, adopting a lion...
  • Marine, wife attacked by teens after showing of "Little Fockers"

    12/28/2010 1:08:19 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 250 replies · 31+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 28, 2010 | AP
    MANATEE, Fla. (AP) — A group of unruly teenagers attacked a 27-year-old Marine and his wife who had asked them to be quiet during a Christmas night showing of "Little Fockers." The attack happened as the couple left the theater near Bradenton Saturday night. Authorities say the fight attracted about 300 bystanders. Federico Freire, home on leave from Afghanistan, says they left the theater shortly after the teens were asked to leave. The couple was kicked and punched in the parking lot before a gun-brandishing witness told the crowd to step back just before deputies arrived.
  • 17 detained as PR university strike turns violent

    12/21/2010 2:32:05 PM PST · by La Lydia · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 21, 2010
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- At least 17 people have been detained as students at the largest public university in the Caribbean clashed with police during an indefinite strike over a new fee, officials said Tuesday. Hundreds of students launched the strike a week ago to demand that university officials eliminate an $800 yearly fee that will be imposed next year to help reduce the system's budget deficit. ... A similar strike in April over the fee and other issues paralyzed the university for nearly two months. The violent clash Monday afternoon began when several people threw smoke bombs inside...
  • Bathroom Ban Leads To Riot At NYC High School

    NEW YORK (CBS 2/1010 WINS) — Hundreds of students at Murry Bergtraum High School took a stand this week after being told they couldn’t use the bathrooms at school. Fed up with what some say are strict policies, crowds of angry teens rushed the Manhattan school’s halls, creating chaos, reports CBS 2’s Derrick Dennis. It was literally a riot — students crowded the hallways, screaming at the top of their lungs and protesting what they said was the principal’s decision to close all the bathrooms to students.
  • Baby shower brawl turns into riot in Wilson, chief says

    11/26/2010 8:40:09 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 17 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | 11-24-10 | Pamela Lehman
    A Saturday night baby shower at a Wilson fire hall spun out of control after the hall manager confronted party-goers about overcrowding and underage drinking, which led to a crowd of 100 out on the street fighting and causing a near riot, police said.
  • Shooting, Riot Create Chaotic Scene During Light Up Night

    11/20/2010 2:53:24 PM PST · by prisoner6 · 21 replies
    Shooting, Riot Create Chaotic Scene During Light Up Night PITTSBURGH -- A scene that witnesses described as nothing short of chaotic erupted in downtown Pittsburgh on Friday night when shots were fired during Light Up Night. "We were fine then all these kids came running out of the building. I don't know. It was crazy," said witness Kara Grano. Channel 4 Action News' Ari Hait reported that several riots continued to break out throughout the evening, specifically at Sixth and Wood streets. About 100 people were involved in fights in that area, police said. Hait reported seeing 35 to 50...
  • BERKELEY: Protesters Involved in Feb. 26 Riot Found Not-Guilty of All Charges

    11/16/2010 3:50:34 PM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Californian ^ | 11/16/10 | Gabby Fastiggi
    Two protesters involved in the Feb. 26 Southside riot were acquitted of all charges Monday following a short deliberation by jurors. The defendants - Zachary Miller, an alumnus of UC Berkeley, and Marika Goodrich, a senior at the time of the riot - had been charged with misdemeanors and were arrested during the protest. Miller had been charged with resisting arrest, obstructing a peace officer and attempted removal of a non-firearm weapon from a peace officer, while Goodrich was charged with misdemeanor assault against a peace officer. According to Goodrich's attorney, John Hamasaki, the jury quickly came back with a...
  • Students protest in London, Conservative HQ attacked

    11/10/2010 9:20:39 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | November 10, 2010 11:31 a.m. EST | Atika Shubert,
    A group of demonstrators broke into the headquarters of Britain's governing Conservative party in London Wednesday, spray-painting anarchy symbols and setting off flares before being forced out of the building. They went on to set fires outside the building. The violence came during a largely peaceful protest by students against government plans to allow universities to increase tuition fees. The National Union of Students said 40,000 demonstrators were on the streets. London's Metropolitan Police did not offer a crowd estimate or have any information about arrests. Students and university staff are protesting against government plans to allow universities to charge...
  • 100 protesters arrested in Oakland

    11/06/2010 10:10:52 AM PDT · by Amerikan_Samurai · 34 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Saturday, November 6, 2010 | Jaxon Van Derbeken, Matthai Kuruvila,Kevin Fagan, Chronicle Staff Writers Read more: http://www.sfg
    (11-05) 20:30 PDT OAKLAND -- More than 100 protesters angered by the two-year sentence handed down to former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle were arrested Friday night after marching from downtown Oakland into a residential area south of Lake Merritt, where mobs smashed about a dozen car windshields and a police officer's gun was snatched. The marchers headed out of downtown after a peaceful rally outside City Hall, where as many as 500 people sang songs and heard speeches denouncing the sentence Mehserle received earlier in the day for the fatal shooting of unarmed BART rider Oscar Grant. About 200...