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  • Rodney King, key figure in LA riots, dies at 47

    06/17/2012 12:46:41 PM PDT · by lbryce · 38 replies
    AP ^ | June 17, 2012 | Christopher Weber
    Rodney King, the black motorist whose 1991 videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers was the touchstone for one of the most destructive race riots in the nation's history, was found at the bottom of his swimming pool early Sunday and later pronounced dead. He was 47. King's fiancée called 911 at 5:25 a.m. to report that she found him in the pool at their home in Rialto, Calif., police Lt. Dean Hardin said.
  • Riots Follow ‘New Democracy' in Egypt

    05/28/2012 11:02:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 5/29/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Scenes of last year’s anti-Mubarak uprising returned to Cairo’s Tahrir Square Monday as thousands rioted, some of them torching the headquarters of presidential candidate and former prime minister Ahmed Shafik. No deaths were reported and there were few injuries, in sharp contrast to last year’s demonstrations in which Mubarak’s security forces shot protesters on the spot. Shafik and Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi emerged as the winners in the first round of voting, the first time Egyptians have been able to vote in a presidential election that was not rigged. However, the presence of Shafik as one of the two...
  • FBI Seeks To Charge George Zimmerman With Hate Crime

    SANFORD, Fla. — WFTV has learned charges against George Zimmerman could be getting more serious. State prosecutors said Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman, profiled and stalked 17-year-old Trayvon Martin before killing him, so the FBI is now looking into charging him with a hate crime. Zimmerman admitted to killing Martin in February during a confrontation. However, he claims the shooting was in self-defense. He's facing a second-degree murder charge, which carries a maximum possible sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. In the meantime, FBI investigators are actively questioning witnesses in the retreat at the Twin Lakes neighborhood,...
  • German Police Clash With Muslim Rioters

    05/05/2012 11:59:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/5/12
    German police clashed on Saturday with Muslim protesters who were demonstrating against an anti-Islam protest in Bonn. Riots broke out when police attempted to break up the Muslim group, which was protesting against the far-right demonstrators, who displayed anti-Islamic caricatures during their protest. The anti-Muslim demonstration was sponsored by the Pro Germany Citizens' Movement, which accuses Muslim immigrants of attempting to change German culture and law to accommodate them, against the wishes of the German...
  • Occupy's Descent Into Mobbery Threatens Democracy

    05/02/2012 2:13:20 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 4 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2 May 2012 | Editorial
    The Left: After a day of mayhem, Occupy protesters have shown themselves to be little more than a dangerous mob. Democrats coddle them even as their outrages escalate. Criminal behavior has no place in a democracy. After turning New York and other cities' public parks into open sewers with their extended camp-outs last year, the left-wing protestors of Occupy had little more to do than look for ways to remain relevant after public sentiment turned on them, crowds thinned and donations dried up. By descending into a mob that is the antithesis of democracy, they found one. May Day arrived...
  • Occupy's Descent Into Mobbery Threatens Democracy

    05/02/2012 2:13:16 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2 May 2012 | Editorial
    The Left: After a day of mayhem, Occupy protesters have shown themselves to be little more than a dangerous mob. Democrats coddle them even as their outrages escalate. Criminal behavior has no place in a democracy. After turning New York and other cities' public parks into open sewers with their extended camp-outs last year, the left-wing protestors of Occupy had little more to do than look for ways to remain relevant after public sentiment turned on them, crowds thinned and donations dried up. By descending into a mob that is the antithesis of democracy, they found one. May Day arrived...
  • Oakland May Day protest triggers arrests and tear gas

    05/01/2012 3:13:35 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 4 replies
    KTVU.com ^ | 1 May 2012 | KTVU And Wires
    An Occupy Oakland May Day protest reeled out of control Tuesday as police fired tear gas into the unruly crowd and made several arrests. Protesters began gathering around 9 a.m. in downtown Oakland and took to the streets, blocking traffic on several streets as they marched. < p/> Around noon, several hundred protesters gathered in an intersection in front of City Hall where a confrontation with police began. In a matter minutes, tears gas was fired into the crowd as tension rose and riot-geared police began making arrests. Police were forced to Taser at least one demonstrator to take him...
  • What Is The Consequence Of Printing Money That Nobody Wants? (Lock Your Door)

    05/01/2012 5:31:48 AM PDT · by blam · 6 replies
    Sovereign Man ^ | 5-1-2012 | Tim Price
    What Is The Consequence Of Printing Money That Nobody Wants? (Lock Your Door) by Simon Black April 30, 2012 London, England [Editor's note: Tim Price, a frequent Sovereign Man contributor and Director of Investment at PFP Wealth Management in London, is filling in for Simon today.] In a week that saw Britain slide into its first double-dip recession since 1975, we quite fittingly also saw evidence of the sort of insular bigotry and protectionist narrow-mindedness that one associates with that same ugly, painful decade, when Barry Sheerman, Member of Parliament, said: “I’m getting increasingly worried about the free movement of...
  • Bob Tur, the L.A. Riots’ Eye in the Sky, on Reginald Denny & More (re Rodney King verdict)

    04/28/2012 7:41:38 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 30 replies
    daily beast ^ | 4-2012 | DeLuca
    (VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH BOB TUR AT THE LINK) Bob Tur, the L.A. Riots’ Eye in the Sky, on Reginald Denny & More by Matthew DeLuca Apr 26, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Bob Tur invented the news helicopter—and used it to film the beating of Reginald Denny on live TV. He tells Matt DeLuca about his strange souvenir, his wife's warning, and more. Well before the Los Angeles riots broke out on April 29, 1992, Bob Tur knew what was missing from television news: images. Footage of what was happening as it was happening. Not shot from a news van or...
  • French presidential candidate launches ‘Ni*gas in Paris’ Ad campaign

    04/25/2012 11:25:47 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/23/2012 | Taylor Bigler
       French Socialist presidential candidate François Hollande debuted a campaign video set to Jay-Z and Kanye West’s hit song, “Ni*gas In Paris.” The video, which translates in English to “48 Hours with François Hollande,” features the candidate making campaign stops and his supporters excitedly talking about him. While there are moments of the song that are blocked out with audio clips from his speeches and supporters, most of the song’s extremely explicit lyrics (“ni**a,” “motherf***er,” “s**t,” to name a few) are still in tact. Although the song is in English, the explicit words are hardly new to French ears.  “48...
  • Jail Lockdown After Race Riot

    04/25/2012 6:03:28 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 31 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 04/25/12 | Friends of Ours
    The 4th Ave Jail in Maricopa County, AZ is on lockdown after "a large scale fight involved 25 Hispanic and black inmates broke out" yesterday as reported by KSAZ: "the Mexican Mafia inmates are allegedly putting out orders to all Hispanic inmates to refuse to be housed with black inmates and to beat them up." The racial tension between Latino and black gang members has been a long-standing problem for prison officials across the country. Earlier this year 300 inmates were involved in a race riot at Kern Valley State Prison in Delano, CA after members from Southern Hispanics and...
  • Homes abandoned amid riot warnings in Chicago

    04/21/2012 6:20:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 80 replies
    WND ^ | April 21, 2012 | Aaron Klein
    In a sign of what may be coming, residents of a Chicago condo building located near the site of next month’s NATO summit have been asked to leave for the event or risk being caught in a storm of rioters. WND first reported in August 2011 that radicals, some with ties to President Obama, were planning to riot during the NATO summit. FOX Chicago News reported the people living in the 17-floor Library Tower building at 520 South State Street were warned in a letter from condo management that “we are STRONGLY recommending that all residents find places to stay...
  • Chicago condo residents warned to leave during NATO summit

    04/21/2012 3:52:35 PM PDT · by matt04 · 14 replies
    Residents of a Chicago condo whose building will be in the eye of the NATO storm are being warned that they should move out for the weekend or risk being trapped inside by rioters. The people living in the 17-floor Library Tower building at 520 South State Street were warned in a letter from condo management that "we are STRONGLY recommending that all residents find places to stay during the conference from May 18 through May 21." ... The condo is hiring two off-duty police officers to provide security; those cops will be armed. "In the event of a riot...
  • George Soros predicts riots, police state and class war for America (from the architect himself)

    04/07/2012 11:42:25 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 61 replies
    RT.com ^ | 25 January, 2012
    George Soros, Chairman of Soros Fund Management (AFP Photo / Brendan SMIALOWSKI) Billionaire investor George Soros has a new prediction for America. While it might be as dire as it gets for the financial wiz, this bet concerns more than just the value of the buck. According to Soros, there's about to be an all-out class war.Soros, 81, previously bet against the British pound in the early 90s and made $1 billion off its collapse. In the years since, he’s remained active in investing, but also in advocacy. He’s helped keep Wikipedia afloat thanks to impressive contributions and through...
  • As Expected – Land Day Turns Violent

    03/30/2012 5:24:16 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/3/12 | Gabe Kahn
    Land Day turned violent Friday when Arabs began hurling Molotov cocktails and stones at soldiers near the Kalandia checkpoint north of Jerusalem. The riots began after Friday afternoon Muslim prayers – often a starting point for violence – when dozens of masked Arab youths began rioting at the checkpoint. Soldiers responded with teargas and deployed the "Skunk" – a vehicle loaded with canons spraying a noxious-smelling liquid. A machine that transmits high frequency sound waves was also employed. Israel Radio reported several protesters were lightly injured in the clashes and taken to the hosptial. Hamas parliament member Ahmed Atoun was...
  • The Coming Conflict Between Those Who Produce And Those Who Take

    02/25/2012 2:57:29 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    The Economic Policy Journal ^ | 2-25-2012 | Robert Wenzel
    The Coming Conflict Between Those Who Produce And Those Who Take Robert WenzelFebuary 25, 2012 The conflict is coming to America, as a result of too much taxation and too much giveaways. Pat Buchanan explains: The family, cinder block of society, is disintegrating, and along with it, society itself. Writes [Robert] Rector, "The welfare system is more like a 'safety bog' than a safety net." Heritage scholars William Beach and Patrick Tyrrell put Rector's numbers in perspective: "Today ... 67.3 million Americans – from college students to retirees to welfare beneficiaries – depend on the federal government for housing, food,...
  • Obama apologizes for Quran burning in Afghanistan

    02/23/2012 12:15:51 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 23, 2012 | AMIR SHAH and PATRICK QUINN
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- President Barack Obama apologized Thursday for the burning of copies of the Muslim holy book at a U.S. military base this week, as violent protests raging nationwide led a man dressed in an Afghan army uniform to kill two U.S. troops. The Afghans' furious response to the Quran burning - three days of riots in several cities nationwide - reflected the anger at what they perceive as foreign forces disrespect for Afghan laws and culture.
  • NATO Apology as ‘Koran Burning’ Riots Continue

    02/21/2012 3:40:40 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/2/12
    Thousands of Afghani citizens rioted outside a NATO base near Kabul on Tuesday over reports that foreign soldiers had attempted to burn copies of the Koran. Rioters threw stones, burned tires, and fired in the air. Troops fired rubber bullets, injuring one. United States General John Allen announced an inquiry into the alleged Koran burning incident, and said any attempt to burn the Koran was accidental. Copies of the Koran were reportedly nearly burnt when sent to a garbage dump along with refuse...
  • Athens - The Morning After: 48 Buildings On Fire, 150 Looted, Hundreds Arrested

    02/13/2012 5:56:19 AM PST · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | February 13, 2012 | Tyler Durden
    Greece: once the origin of Western civilization. Now, a burned-down debt penal colony owned by Goldman Sachs... There is a silver lining to Athens' ever uglier transition to a third world country: the massive GDP boost that awaits it as it sets off to fix broken windows and burned down buildings. In fact, we eagerly await Krugman's OpEd praising some of the more recent developments out of Greece in the past 48 hours. Granted, the country will need to get even more bailout funding from the Troika for said GDP boost to occur, but who cares about details anymore. From...
  • Are George Soros, The IMF And The World Bank Purposely Trying To Scare The Daylights Out Of Us?

    01/24/2012 5:55:52 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    TEC ^ | 1-25-2012 | Michael T Snyder
    Are George Soros, The IMF And The World Bank Purposely Trying To Scare The Living Daylights Out Of Us? Michael SnyderJanuary 25, 2012 Over the past couple of weeks, George Soros, the IMF and the World Bank have all issued incredibly chilling warnings about the possibility of an impending economic collapse. Considering the power and the influence that Soros, the IMF and the World Bank all have over the global financial system, this is very alarming. So are they purposely trying to scare the living daylights out of us? Soros is even warning of riots in the streets of America....