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  • Protesters unveil demands for stricter US policing laws as political reach grows (#blm)

    08/22/2015 7:10:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 8/21/2015 | Jon Swaine, Lauren Gambino
    Leaders of influential civil rights movement release most comprehensive set of policy proposals yet calling for federal and state laws to combat police killings.
  • Protesters Arrested at Federal Courthouse in Downtown St. Louis

    08/11/2015 2:28:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies ^ | August 10, 2015 | Kevin Killeen
    ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Police arrested 56 demonstrators attempting to enter the federal courthouse in downtown St. Louis as part of a day of civil disobedience marking one year since Michael Brown’s death. Those arrested were part of a larger group of some 200 protesters who blocked traffic as they marched through the heart of downtown chanting, “Black lives matter,” and, “The whole world’s watching.” Many of those arrested are clergy, and the tone of the arrests – on both sides- was measured. Police told the crowd to disperse, and when they didn’t, the group that had hopped over a...
  • Jay Z quietly posting bail for protesters, writer says

    05/17/2015 7:16:32 PM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    AFP ^ | May 17, 2015
    New York (AFP) - Rap mogul Jay Z has quietly used his wealth to post bail for people arrested in protests across the United States against police, an author close to him said Sunday.Dream Hampton, a writer and activist who worked with Jay Z on his 2010 memoir "Decoded," made the revelations in a series of messages on Twitter that were deleted but were posted by the hip-hop magazine Complex. "When we needed money for bail for Baltimore protesters, I... hit Jay up, as I had for Ferguson (and he) wired tens of thousands" of dollars within minutes, read one...
  • Damage By Oakland May Day Protesters ‘Worst Seen In Years’

    05/02/2015 6:22:43 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 45 replies
    OAKLAND (KCBS) — Glass from shattered windows, graffiti, and debris littered the streets Saturday in the aftermath of Friday’s May Day demonstration in Oakland. As the cleanup effort got underway, the damage was described as the worst seen in years. Late Friday night, violent protesters broke windows at businesses and damaged dozens of vehicles along Broadway’s Auto Row. They even set cars on fire. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff said it was a very small band within the group of 300 or so demonstrators, who were responsible for the damage. “They came with rocks in their pockets and malice in their...
  • It’s Time for Black America to Blame Black America

    04/29/2015 8:00:34 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 57 replies ^ | Apr. 29, 2015 | Wayne Root
    Where are the black fathers in Baltimore? They don‘t exist. I saw black mothers in the streets. I saw black male teens. But no black fathers trying to keep their kids off the streets and away from violence. Where is Barack Obama? Our nation’s first black president has been silent as blacks tear apart a major America city. He’s quick to weigh in and assign blame every time one black kid gets shot by a white cop. But not a word on the day thousands of blacks rampage and terrorize a city? Not a word ever about black-on-black crime? As...
  • BREAKING: CNN - Rioters at it again in Baltimore

    04/27/2015 1:23:30 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 233 replies
    Me | 4/27/15 | GeorgiaDawg32
    Breaking on CNN: Rioters at it again in Baltimore. Police hanging back, again..
  • Fortune Mag Puts Two Ferguson Riot Inciters On Their ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’ List

    In a list that included Pope Francis and tech billionaires, two Ferguson protesters were lauded as among the 50 “greatest leaders,” by Fortune magazine. Fortune described the people who made the list as “extraordinary men and women” who are “transforming business, government, philanthropy, and so much more.” If by transforming businesses, Fortune means looting and burning them, no argument here. Deray McKesson and Johnetta Elzie helped whip up the Ferguson mobs that terrorized the city in service of a lie. Not that Fortune would tell readers that
  • Oakland Police: We Can’t Protect You, We Need to Monitor the Protesters

    12/24/2014 7:32:41 AM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 23, 2014 | Adelle Nazarian
    Many Oakland police officers wrote Thanksgiving off as a total loss and will likely need to do the same this Christmas because of protesters who are relentlessly demonstrating their fury over the deaths of black men at the hands of police. Thursday’s “No Time Off Christmas Day” protest is one more incident that will directly hinder the Oakland police force’s ability to fully protect and serve its citizens in areas where their help is greatly needed. “No question about it. Anytime we are taken away from our regular work, it has a ripple effect in our ability to stay ahead...
  • Oakland police protesters smash windows, vandalize Christmas tree [California]

    12/25/2014 11:11:12 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 42 replies ^ | December 25, 2014 | Evan Sernoffsky
    Undeterred by chilly weather or the Christmas holiday, dozens of antipolice demonstrators marched through downtown Oakland on Thursday evening — some smashing windows of businesses in Jack London Square, throwing bottles, and even tearing ornaments and lights from a large Christmas tree —in the latest round of protests against what they see as police violence toward minorities.
  • ‘Best Xmas party of the year': #BlackLivesMatter Trashes Oakland

    12/26/2014 7:03:25 AM PST · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 12/26/2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    Demonstrators participating in a Christmas Day “Black Lives Matter” protest in Oakland against police smashed store windows, injured a journalist, and vandalized the city’s main Christmas tree in Jack London Square in the latest violence associated with the movement.
  • ‘Best Xmas party of the year': #BlackLivesMatter Trashes Oakland

    12/26/2014 7:35:38 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 5 replies ^ | 26 Dec 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    ‘Best Xmas party of the year': #BlackLivesMatter Trashes Oakland by Joel B. Pollak 26 Dec 2014 Demonstrators participating in a Christmas Day “Black Lives Matter” protest in Oakland against police smashed store windows, injured a journalist, and vandalized the city’s main Christmas tree in Jack London Square in the latest violence associated with the movement.
  • Ferguson protesters win injunction to stop cops using tear gas

    12/12/2014 1:43:27 PM PST · by PROCON · 56 replies
    msnbc ^ | Dec. 12, 2014 | Trymaine Lee
    FERGUSON, Missouri – A federal judge ruled Thursday that police can no longer use tear gas on protesters without declaring an illegal assembly, giving them fair warning and time to vacate the area.
  • ST. LOUIS MAN PULLS GUN ON PROTESTERS After They Jump on Hood of His Car (PHOTO)

    12/03/2014 8:35:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 3, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    A St. Louis man pulled a gun on #Ferguson protesters after they jumped on the hood of his car. FOX2now ✔ @FOX2now Photo captures man flashing gun at protesters in CWE #STL 9:45 PM - 3 Dec 2014 ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis police were called to Maryland Avenue and Euclid in the Central West End around 8:45 pm after receiving a call for a person struck. St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographer... FOX2now @FOX2now 13 Retweets 5 favorites The protesters shut down traffic and disrupted commerce in the Central West End. FOX2 Now reported: St. Louis police were called...
  • Here Are All The Not So Peaceful Protestors Arrested in #Ferguson

    11/27/2014 4:01:35 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 34 replies
    gotnews ^ | November 25, 2014 | Charles C. Johnson has obtained a list of the names of all those arrested for looting, rioting in Ferguson. Contrary to several press reports, the overwhelming majority of the alleged criminals come from the Ferguson or St. Louis-area. Many come from the Ferguson projects.
  • A much needed dose of medicine for Ferguson rioters…

    11/26/2014 11:21:51 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 22 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-26-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Ferguson Protesters March Through L.A. (Updates)

    11/26/2014 6:45:56 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 11/25/2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    On Tuesday afternoon, several hundred demonstrators voicing their outrage at the refusal of a grand jury to induct police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown marched through south central Los Angeles.
  • Why Don't Rioters Protest Black Crime?

    11/25/2014 2:49:42 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 24 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 25 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    The very fact that people think they are justified in committing criminal acts just because they are not happy with a verdict which any person with a moderately-endowed brain can recognise as entirely reasonable and based on physical evidence shows how these people are the least capable of judging that verdict. They are criminals. They find any excuse for their antisocial and violent behaviour. Of course they side with their fellow delinquent Michael Brown against the man who represents the law, Officer Darren Wilson. And the race-industry leaders, the media and politicians, who have kept telling us for decades...
  • 2 New Black Panther Party members charged in Ferguson bomb plot

    11/22/2014 6:37:01 AM PST · by rktman · 44 replies ^ | 11/22/2014 | Rick Moran
    The FBI arrested two members of the radical New Black Panther party and charged them with federal firearms violations when they were caught buying explosives to use during the upcoming demonstrations in Ferguson, MO after the grand jury decision which is expected shortly. The two men arrested are the same two men under indictment for purchasing handguns under false pretenses.
  • Leaflet tells St. Louis students to ‘take Amerikkka if the murdering pig walks

    11/21/2014 8:03:16 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 11/21/2014 | Nathan Rubbelke
    Communist handout encourages St. Louis students to help shut campus, city down in wake of grand jury verdict ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Students at Saint Louis University were handed a communist leaflet as they walked between classes Wednesday afternoon that declared “if the murdering pig walks, AMERIKKKA must be brought to a halt.” The leaflet was distributed by two individuals associated with the Revolutionary Communist Party on Grand Boulevard, a busy street that intersects with the university’s quad and splits the two ends of the urban campus. “If the decision is announced at night, the next day should be a...
  • Ferguson Protesters Vow More Violence, Threaten to Shut Down Rams, Cardinals Games

    09/17/2014 8:29:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies ^ | 9/17/2014 | unknown
    Ferguson demonstrators stormed a St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday evening and threatened more violence and to shut down St. Louis Rams and Cardinals games if the officer who shot Michael Brown to death is not arrested or indicted. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that "protesters demanded the arrest of Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown to death on a Ferguson street five weeks ago, the removal of County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch from the Brown case, the resignations of County Police Chief Jon Belmar and Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson and accountability from the elected...
  • ‘Time To Kill A Cop’: Ferguson Protesters Throw Urine, Bottles At Police

    08/20/2014 6:31:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    CBS St. Louis ^ | August 20, 2014 5:56 AM | (CBS/AP)
    Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke. The St. Louis suburb still had plenty of lively protest Tuesday over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. And tensions rose briefly when someone hurled a bottle at officers. Police told KMOV-TV that urine and bottles were thrown at officers by protesters who hid in the media staging area. Some protesters also chanted “Time To Kill A Cop.” …
  • Jail Records at Odds With Ferguson Cop’s Claims That Outsiders Causing Trouble

    08/19/2014 6:28:20 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 74 replies
    ABC ^ | 8/19/2014 | Colleen Curry
    St. Louis County jail show that the 78 people arrested Monday night included four from Ferguson and eight from neighboring Florissant. Another 10 came from the nearby city of St. Louis, and a smattering from other small towns in St. Louis County. Fifty-three in total were from the St. Louis metro area. All but three of the arrests Monday night were for refusal to disperse. Two of the individuals charged with unlawful use of a weapon were from the St. Louis area. One out-of-state resident, from Rockton, Ill., was charged with interfering with an officer Eighteen of those arrested Monday...
  • St. Swisher Sweet and the Lies That Set Ferguson on Fire

    08/18/2014 7:19:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 8/18/2014 | Tim Dunkin
    By now, probably everybody in America has heard about what happened in Ferguson, Missouri. A racist white police officer, driven by racial animus, chose a random African-American kid to harass, a confrontation which eventually resulted in the police officer shooting this unarmed kid in the back.
  • FAA Issues Flight Restriction After Rioters Fired ‘Multiple Times’ At Police Helicopter

    08/13/2014 2:57:08 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 12,2014 | Chuck Ross
    The Federal Aviation Administration issued a temporary flight restriction on Tuesday for an area surrounding Ferguson, M0., the town where a police officer fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old black man, after a St. Louis County police helicopter was fired upon Sunday night. The flight restriction was issued Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. local time. The reason for the notice is “TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES.”
  • Levi’s Airs Controversial Youth Rioters Ad During Football Game: "Go Forth"

    09/20/2011 3:31:46 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 20th | Jonathon M. Seidl
    A spokeswoman for Levi’s also tried to explain the ad in general terms, but may have done more harm than good: "Now, more than ever, the world needs inspiration. The world needs people with a pioneering spirit who still believe that anything is possible. Our 60-second 'Go Forth' film and digital engagement programme recognise people around the globe who are stepping forward to transform the world."[Emphasis added] And the images are definitely of riots. The Guardian says they’re supposed to represent the May Day riots in Berlin.
  • Could world social unrest come to America's streets?

    09/19/2011 8:18:04 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 86 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 19, 2011 | Daniel Nasaw
    The beginnings? Historian Rick Perlstein says union protests in Wisconsin show the birth of a movement It was a long, hot spring and summer on the streets of Greece, England and Madrid, as protesters and rioters vented their fury at high unemployment, painful austerity measures and following a fatal police shooting in London. The US, meanwhile, has been virtually free of rioting and even of widespread peaceful political protest. This is despite some of the highest unemployment in decades, growing income inequality, dissatisfaction with the nation's direction, frustration with its dysfunctional government and the threat of drastic cuts to social...
  • UK police: Rioters shot at unarmed officers (masked men fired 11 rounds)

    08/20/2011 8:23:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/20/11 | AP
    <p>LONDON (AP) — Masked men fired gunshots at unarmed officers and a police helicopter during this month's riots in the English city of Birmingham, the city's police force says.</p> <p>West Midlands Police on Saturday released footage of the men firing shots during the riots on Aug. 9, and said 11 shots were fired.</p>
  • English Rioters Ignore Bookstores

    08/15/2011 1:04:45 PM PDT · by peabody429 · 25 replies ^ | 8/14/2011 | Peabody429
    Recent cutbacks in social services for the poor, among other factors, triggered riots last week in England. Looters were quick to hit electronic stores and mobile phone providers, however did not bother with bookstores. Were they discouraged because they don’t read, or because they can’t?
  • Ministers plan removal of rioters’ benefits

    08/14/2011 6:04:13 PM PDT · by CharlyFord · 47 replies
    Financial times ^ | 14 Aug, 2011 | Kiran Stacey
    Ministers are drawing up controversial plans to remove benefits from those convicted of taking part in the riots that engulfed England last week, in a move Liberal Democrats and independent experts have condemned as counter-productive and overly expensive. Officials in Number 10 and the department for work and pensions are putting together plans for the harsh punishment of those found guilty of even the most minor infringements during the riots after a public petition calling for such a move gathered nearly 200,000 signatures. David Cameron will lay the ground for such a move on Monday, in a speech a week...
  • A Nation of What

    08/11/2011 7:25:58 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 8/11/2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    The London riots are yet another episode in the slow disintegration of Europe. London is no longer an English city, it's just another pin on a map. Much of London is a bunch of Third World cultures living in a geographical area that they have no cultural or emotional connection to. The culture around them is as shamelessly materialistic, vulgar and violent as anything in the dark ages-- with the occasional tip of the hat to politically correct values involving the environment or tolerating gay people. And the same goes for the rest of Europe's capitals. Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels...
  • London riots: BBC criticised for branding thugs as 'protesters'

    08/09/2011 1:30:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    London riots: BBC criticised for branding thugs as 'protesters' The BBC was criticised for its political correctness last night after continually referring to the yobs rioting across London as “protesters”. By Tom Whitehead, and Andrew Hough 6:30AM BST 09 Aug 2011 Two days after a peaceful protest over the death of suspected gangster Mark Duggan in Tottenham ended, the corporation was still using the term to describe violent looters. That was despite the fact that hundreds of youths, with no connection to events in Tottenham, had since run riot across the capital. Theresa May, the Home Secretary, Boris Johnson, the...
  • London rioters: 'Showing the rich we do what we want'

    08/09/2011 11:32:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Two girls who took part in Monday night's riots in Croydon have boasted that they were showing police and "the rich" that "we can do what we want". The pair who were drinking wine looted from a local shop at 09:30 BST on Tuesday morning, spoke to the BBC's Leana Hosea. Croydon was one of several areas plagued by unrest on Monday night, on a third night of riots in the capital. There were also violent scenes in several other English cities.
  • 16,000 police to retake London: PM recalls Parliament as the police lose control of Britain's street

    08/09/2011 6:15:16 AM PDT · by quesney · 253 replies
    16,000 police to retake London: PM recalls Parliament as the police lose control of Britain's streets --Prime Minister David Cameron recalls Parliament on Thursday as Government tries to quell uprising --'Unprecedented' 16,000 police on duty in London - compared with just 6,000 last night --Man, 26, shot in Croydon last night dies in hospital England game against Netherlands at Wembley tomorrow called OFF --400% surge in 999 calls on night of violence with 20,800 dialling the emergency services in London --Cost of clean-up expected to run into 'tens of millions' --Metropolitan Police use armoured vehicles to push back 150 rioters...
  • Violence in China's Xinjiang region leaves 15 dead (Islam)

    07/31/2011 11:45:27 AM PDT · by americanophile · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 31, 2011 | Keith B. Richburg
    BEIJING – Weekend violence in China’s restive Xinjiang region left as many as 15 people dead, including three killed during or after a bombing attack Sunday afternoon and four attackers shot dead an hour later by Chinese security forces, according to official news agency accounts and residents reached by telephone. The Sunday violence follows an incident reported late Saturday, when two bombs exploded, and two assailants reportedly hijacked a truck, stabbing the driver and ramming the vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians, killing seven people and injuring 22. The crowd reportedly killed one of the hijackers. The violence occurred in...
  • Editorial: Greece’s Only Cure Is The Free Market

    06/28/2011 5:43:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 28, 2011 | Staff
    Debt Crises: What a sorry spectacle to watch Greeks rioting in the streets in reaction to austerity measures. As if tantrums can change reality. It's Exhibit A of how socialism infantilizes citizens. The only cure is free markets. As Greece's legislature heads for a vote Wednesday to cut the size of its government by $40 billion in exchange for the last $17 billion of a $156 billion International Monetary Fund bailout on July 3, the world's television screens are flooded with images of young "indignantes" calling a riotous 48 hour-strike in Athens. Steeped in socialism for decades, these Greeks see...
  • Syrian opposition: Anti-Israel rioters paid $1,000

    06/05/2011 9:07:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 6/5/11 | Staff
    Protestors for hire? Demonstrators along the Syria-Israel border were paid thousands of dollars by President Bashar Assad's regime to take part in Sunday's riots, Syrian opposition activists charge. Israeli officials later reinforced the claims, accusing the Syrian regime of encouraging protests along the northern border. Sunday’s riots were an attempt "to divert attention away from the massacre in Syria,” one official charged. "The Syrians will be held accountable for these events.” (Snip) Opposition activists noted that such tactics were previously used by Iraqi tyrant Saddam Hussein when the Ba'ath Party leader offered a $25,000 reward to the families of Palestinians
  • The Battle of Trafalger Square [Anarchy in the UK]

    03/26/2011 7:34:35 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | March 26, 2011 | Daily Mail
    Police struggle to control hard-core anarchist rioters after 500,000-strong London march against government cuts ends in violence Extremists brought violent chaos to Central London yesterday after hijacking the much-heralded trade union protest against public spending cuts. Trouble continued to flare late into the night as hundreds of people attempted to hijack yesterday's massive anti government cuts demonstration. Riot police fought activists in Trafalgar Square as violent protesters threatened to overshadow the TUC rally in Hyde Park which had earlier passed off peacefully. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said between 200 and 300 people had gathered at the landmark location late yesterday...
  • 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...
  • Self-styled communists helped fuel Westlake clash with police (LAPD vs. Rioters...)

    09/08/2010 2:56:40 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 6 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 8, 2010 | Kate Linthicum
    When the Los Angeles Police Department faced hundreds of protesters on the streets of the Westlake District, some were people drawn to the event from other parts of the city for political reasons. Twenty-two people were arrested Tuesday night after protesters clashed with police near a vigil for Manuel Jamines, a Guatamalan-born day laborer fatally shot Sunday by an officer who said Jamines refused to drop a knife. Among those arrested was Jubilee Shine, 40, a South Los Angeles activist who heads the Coalition for Community Control Over the Police. Shine said he was arrested on 6th Street near Bonnie...
  • After dark, mobs form, smash windows, loot

    07/09/2010 12:08:07 PM PDT · by nmh · 70 replies · 1+ views
    The Sanfranciso Gate Chronicle ^ | 7/9/10 | Matthai Kuruvila, Kevin Fagan, Carolyn Jones,Jaxon Van Derbeken, Chronicle Staff Writers
    (07-08) 23:33 PDT OAKLAND -- There was outrage, there was looting and there were skirmishes between police and protesters, but that wasn't the whole story of how Oakland reacted to the Johannes Mehserle verdict. ... They smashed windows of shops including the trendy Ozumo restaurant, and one building was spray painted with the words, "Say no to work. Say yes to looting." A boutique called Spoiled was spared. It had a sign outside and pictures of Oscar Grant with the words, "Do not destroy. Black owned. Black owned." JJ Fryzel, an Oakland artist who just moved into a gallery called...
  • New light shed on Kent State killings--Shots fired at Guard, declassified files indicate

    05/03/2010 6:27:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 203 replies · 5,344+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 4, 2010 | James Rosen
    Previously undisclosed FBI documents suggest that the Kent State antiwar protests were more meticulously planned than originally thought and that one or more gunshots may have been fired at embattled Ohio National Guardsmen before their killings of four students and woundings of at least nine others on that searing day in May 1970. As the nation marks the 40th anniversary of the Kent State antiwar protests Tuesday, a review of hundreds of previously unpublished investigative reports sheds a new — and very different — light on the tragic episode. The upheaval that enveloped the northeastern Ohio campus actually began three...
  • South Africa police fire buckshot at township rioters (protesting poor housing and rail services)

    03/23/2010 11:52:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 577+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/23/10 | Olivia Kumwenda
    PHOMOLONG, South Africa (Reuters) – South African police fired buckshot on Tuesday to disperse township rioters who threw stones and looted shops to protest over poor housing and lack of rail services. Hundreds of people in the Phomolong township near the South African capital Pretoria blocked roads with rocks and burning tires, in the latest attempt to persuade the government to supply much-needed infrastructure. Scores of similar protests have taken place across the country in the past two months in scenes reminiscent of the apartheid-era. "People have been trying to use formal ways with government, but been given a cold...
  • Tear gas, police horses deployed as MD fans riot after beating Duke

    03/04/2010 8:48:59 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 16 replies · 771+ views
    KENS5 ^ | March 4, 2010 | See BS writer
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- After the Maryland Terrapins beat Duke, 79-72, people gathered on Route 1 to celebrate Soon, the crowd took down a traffic sign and rocked a bus. Police in riot gear tried clearing people from the streets. Officers were on horses, others used shields to physically push people back. Some say the police went too far, using tear gas and shooting sand bags while people ran away. Others say the response is understandable, considering the area’s history. The confrontation lasted for hours. Afterwards, people took pictures of blood on a sidewalk. A group of students said the...
  • Thugs, Tea Parties And Treacle

    09/25/2009 6:09:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 1,145+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 25, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    IT'S A RIOT: Young members of anarchist groups hold violent demonstrations during Friday's G-20 finance meetings in Pittsburgh. Politics: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi berated town hall and tea party protesters this month, tearfully warning they'd incite violence. Well, there's been violence all right, at Pittsburgh's G-20. But it wasn't the tea partiers.It takes gall to characterize ordinary Americans, freely exercising their rights of speech and assembly in civic forums, as "mobs" while ignoring a pack of leftist thugs now smashing a U.S. city. But that's what Pelosi did, directing her righteous tocsin to the Norman Rockwell-like gatherings of Americans...
  • Facebook website used to drum up Auburn rioters

    09/13/2009 3:48:15 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 14 replies · 741+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | September 14, 2009 | Gemma Jones
    A RIOT by Muslim youths in Auburn last week was organised via Facebook, police believe. The troublemakers used the social networking site to flash up inflammatory references to police and rally their friends for a confrontation. One update identified police as "non-believers" who were raiding a "brother's home". More than 150 people gathered in Cumberland Rd, Auburn, on Tuesday night, forcing police to call in 100 officers, the riot squad and a helicopter. The tense stand-off came after Middle Eastern organised crime squad police raided four homes. Opposition police spokesman Mike Gallacher's office revealed one of the Facebook updates read:...
  • Iranian Cleric Says Rioters Should Be Executed

    06/26/2009 7:28:58 PM PDT · by Son House · 24 replies · 682+ views
    Khaleej Times Online ^ | 26 June 2009 | Khaleej Times Online
    A hardline Iranian cleric called on Friday for the execution of leading rioters to teach a lesson to the thousands who have protested against the June 12 presidential election result. I want the judiciary to ... punish leading rioters firmly and without showing any mercy to teach everyone a lesson, Ahmad Khatami told worshippers at Tehran University. Khatami, a member of the Assembly of Experts, said the judiciary should charge the leading rioters as being mohareb or one who wages war against God. They should be punished ruthlessly and savagely, he said. Under Iran's Islamic law, punishment for people convicted...
  • IRAN: In a rock fight, 10,000 protestors win.

    06/21/2009 12:57:50 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 126 replies · 3,765+ views
    Tehran News BBC ^ | June 21, 2009 | Jeff Head
    Riot Police attempt to hold the line and then start falling back. Riot Police retreat as protestors advance, and then the Polic break and run as protestors chase Please watch the video showing this. In a rock fight 10,000 protestors win "There is only one force of history that can break the reign of hatred and resentment, and expose the pretensions of tyrants, and reward the hopes of the decent and tolerant, and that is the force of human freedom. "All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know: The United States will not ignore your oppression, or excuse...
  • Four Arrested in SF Anti-War Protests

    03/21/2009 6:00:23 PM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 8 replies · 612+ views ^ | 3/21/09 | unknown
    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Four protesters were arrested during an anti-war protest at Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco this afternoon, San Francisco police said. San Francisco police spokeswoman Sgt. Lyn Tomioka said three women and one man were arrested and taken into custody at about 2:30 p.m. A boy carrying a backpack filled with rocks was also taken into custody after one of the rocks he was allegedly throwing hit an officer. Tomioka said he was freed by a group of protesters. One officer was kicked and another bitten, Tomioka said. Copyright 2009 by and Bay City News....
  • Danish youths rampage for a sixth night

    02/17/2008 5:43:16 PM PST · by Plane_Guy · 64 replies · 167+ views
    World Digest
    Groups of youths torched schools and cars in a sixth consecutive night of violence across Denmark, mostly in immigrant neighborhoods, police said Saturday. Forty-three people were arrested. The spate of vandalism started last weekend, and some believe it intensified with the reproduction of a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad in Danish newspapers Wednesday. The unrest spread across Denmark, with youths torching dozens of cars and buildings and lobbing rocks at police and firefighters in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Ringsted, Slagelse and other cities, officials said. Police said they were not sure what triggered the unrest. Some observers said immigrant youths were protesting...
  • Sarkozy Issues Warning To Rioters

    11/28/2007 3:53:34 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 129+ views
    BBC ^ | 11-28-2007
    Sarkozy issues warning to riotersMr Sarkozy called shooting at officers "completely unacceptable" French President Nicolas Sarkozy has vowed to bring to justice rioters who shot at police in Paris in urban unrest that followed the death of two youths. Mr Sarkozy, visiting policemen injured in the riots, said such shootings could not be tolerated. He also met families of the teenagers killed in a collision with a police car and pledged to hold a judicial inquiry. Mr Sarkozy then headed into crisis talks with key ministers to prevent the spread of three nights of rioting. There was a decrease in...