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  • USC ends relationship with booster after tweets calling for gun violence against protesters...

    06/02/2020 8:22:28 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 14 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | June 1, 2020 | Ben Kercheval
    USC has ended its relationship with a booster after she sent a series of tweets Sunday night promoting gun violence. In a statement on Monday afternoon, Trojans athletic director Mike Bohn said that he was made aware of "abhorrent and blatantly racist tweets from an individual who identified as a USC Football Booster." That booster, Marla Brown, said multiple times on her now-deleted Twitter account that people protesting police brutality and George Floyd's murder in Los Angeles and Washington D.C. should be shot. On her Twitter bio, Brown identified as a LAPD union attorney. She clarified later that she had...
  • Just In: Massive Fire Erupts in Sacramento, CA

    According to Sacramento Fire, The 5 alarm fire has spread to multiple structures including a body shop, mattress factory, and pallet storage facility. Firefighter Chief Gary Loesch, says there's a lot of flammable and possible chemicals inside building that might make the fire hard to maintain. VIDEOS OF FIRE...........
  • Looter explains his motive after being caught by police...

    06/02/2020 12:47:58 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 7 replies
    Fox 11 Los Angeles ^ | June 1, 2020 | Bill Melugin
    LOS ANGELES - FOX 11 witnessed a looter taken down by LAPD Sunday afternoon at the New Balance store at Wilshire and 26th. A group of looters broke into the store and began to flee, and as they got into a car, one of them wasn't fast enough and was left behind by his group. Police were able to catch him, and he was taken into custody. FOX 11's Bill Melugin talked to him, and he was very candid about his motive. He said point-blank he was "out to get some money". When asked if his actions were related to...
  • Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets Fired As Curfew Falls On Oakland Protest; Police Briefly Detain KPIX 5 Reporter...

    06/01/2020 11:55:03 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 5 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | June 1, 2020 | Katie Nielsen
    OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — Police dispersed group of protesters in the streets of downtown Oakland Monday night, using tear gas and rubber bullets on people who were demonstrating past the time of a curfew in effect for Oakland and all of Alameda County. This reporter was handcuffed and briefly detained by police officers at the scene. I was the only journalist I saw handcuffed during tonight’s protest. Earlier, Oakland police had set up barriers and a line of officers on Broadway at 8th St. as thousands of protesters peacefully marched and chanted from Oakland Tech to Frank Ogawa Plaza, as...
  • Federal Protective Service Officer Fatally Shot in Oakland Identified

    06/01/2020 10:39:13 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 8 replies
    officer.com ^ | June 1, 2020 | Sam Whiting
    OAKLAND -- The security guard shot and killed during Friday night’s unrest in Oakland has been identified as David Patrick Underwood of Pinole. Underwood, 53, was identified Sunday by the FBI. A second guard was also shot and wounded. Both were working as contract security officers for the Department of Homeland Security, guarding the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building. “Underwood died from gunshot wounds sustained after shots were fired by an unidentified subject in a vehicle,” the statement. The shooting happened at around 9:45 p.m. “A vehicle approached the building,” read the report. “An individual inside the vehicle began ?ring...
  • UPDATE: Alameda County Sheriff Issues Curfew For Entire County; More Cities Issue Orders

    06/01/2020 7:54:53 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 12 replies
    CBS Bay Area ^ | June 1, 2020 | Staff
    https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2020/06/01/alameda-county-san-leandro-union-city-latest-in-bay-area-to-announce-curfews/
  • As Trump’s smearing of protesters gets worse, Adam Schiff raises a red flag ('delegitimize peaceful protests')

    06/01/2020 5:56:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Washington Post (democracy dies with democrats) ^ | 6/01/20 | Greg Sargent, Paul Waldman
    As protests against police brutality spread across the country, President Trump looked impotent, unable to offer anything reassuring and tweeting angrily from inside a White House under siege. But Trump has hit on a solution: designate “antifa” a terrorist organization, to make it look as if the protests have been taken over by radical terrorists, and to create the impression that he’s getting fearsomely tough in response. In an interview with us, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) told us that the designation itself, which has no legal basis, appears to be a “characteristically political act." Schiff, the chair of the House...
  • Curfews set Monday night for these Southern California cities, counties

    06/01/2020 5:14:46 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 23 replies
    LA Daily News ^ | June 1, 2020 | Kim Guimarin
    https://www.dailynews.com/2020/06/01/curfews-set-monday-night-for-these-southern-california-cities-counties/
  • Armed Santa Monica Store Owners Rise Up to Defend Businesses from Rioters

    06/01/2020 11:41:27 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 23 replies
    NN ^ | 06-01-20 | Jay Greenberg
    Armed store owners in Santa Monica, California are rising up against violent protesters by standing guard to defend their businesses from attack, according to reports. Fox News LA reporter Bill Melugin reported Sunday that some store owners are being forced to stand guard to protect their property. Outside the “Helen’s Bicycles” store, two men were seen guarding the front while another stood atop the building's roof brandishing firearms.
  • Roberts embraces role as Supreme Court swing justice, with latest church ruling

    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts continues to position himself as the high court’s swing vote -- siding with both his conservative and liberal colleagues in close decisions -- including most recently in cases related to the coronavirus lockdowns. The latest instance of this came days ago when the court rejected an emergency appeal by a California church that challenged state limits on attendance at religious services.
  • Alyssa Milano: Remember when we impeached Trump and the @GOP didn’t remove him? Remember?

    06/01/2020 8:35:56 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 73 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 31, 2020 | Alyssa Milano
    Remember when we impeached Trump and the @GOP didn’t remove him? Remember?
  • Synagogues In Los Angeles And Richmond Vandalized During Protests

    06/01/2020 8:19:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | May 31, 2020 3:46 pm | Marcy Oster
    A synagogue in Los Angeles was vandalized with graffiti reading “F— Israel” and “Free Palestine” as protests against the police killing of George Floyd swept the city. Also Saturday, the window of a synagogue in Richmond, Virginia, was smashed during protests in the city. Protests have continued for several days in dozens of cities across the United States. In Los Angeles, the graffiti was spray-painted on the walls of Congregation Beth Israel in the Fairfax district, the Jewish Journal reported. Amid particularly intense protests in the district, several Jewish businesses and restaurants were damaged and looted, Haaretz reported. …
  • Huntington Beach police fire pepper balls at protesters who do not disperse...

    06/01/2020 8:45:21 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 7 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | May 31, 2020 | Alicia Robinson
    Huntington Beach police fired pepper balls at demonstrators who would not disperse on Sunday, though a crowd of hundreds of protesters had shrunk significantly after unlawful assembly was declared. The demonstration – one of many around Southern California and the nation protesting the death of George Floyd – began about 11:30 a.m. and proceeded largely peacefully for several hours, with some protesters and counterprotesters urging their groups to calm down and avoid confrontation.
  • Update: Violence breaks out in downtown Modesto after march to protest George Floyd death

    06/01/2020 8:08:08 AM PDT · by Mariner · 8 replies
    The Modesto Bee ^ | June 1st, 2020 | By Deke Farrow and John Holland
    A largely peaceful, roughly four-hour march in Modesto erupted in violence in downtown when protesters and officers converged in areas on J street between 10th and 12th streets. The confrontations between a few hundred protesters and police occurred at the end of the march that drew a crowd of at least a thousand people. There was no immediate word of injuries. Early estimates of arrests late Sunday night stood at 15, according to the Modesto Police Department. The incidents, which began at about 4 p.m., continued close to 6 p.m. after it appeared things had quieted down by 5 p.m....
  • Scarborough Declares Asian-American Cop at George Floyd Scene 'White'

    06/01/2020 7:24:49 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "With the powers vested in me by the liberal media, I am pleased this morning to declare Tou Thao a white man." Joe Scarborough might as well have said that on today's Morning Joe. Expressing his outrage that the police officers who, in addition to Derek Chauvin, were on the scene when George Floyd died, have not been arrested, Scarborough said: "Three white men have not been charged for standing there and watching as life drained from a man in a slow-motion murder." Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Californians Object to Islamic Call to Prayer Over Loudspeakers at 4:30AM-Now they’re really woke

    06/01/2020 7:30:16 AM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jun 1, 2020 | Robert Spencer
    Diversity is being duly celebrated in the Los Angeles area these days, as neighbors of the King Fahad Mosque in Culver City are now treated to what Barack Obama called the most beautiful sound in the world, the Islamic call to prayer, blared over loudspeakers five times a day, beginning at 4:30AM. And lo and behold, some Culver City residents have had the temerity, the audacity, the unrestrained “Islamophobia,” to complain about the noise. As Greta Thunberg might say, How dare they? Don’t they know they live in California, and that California is the most woke of states? It’s...
  • Tidings of Terror in Beverly Hills-Photos from four square blocks and a park.

    06/01/2020 7:28:07 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | Jun 1, 2020
    Tidings of Terror in Beverly Hills-Photos from four square blocks and a park. The revolution has a message for Beverly Hills:    
  • National Guard deployed to Long Beach as looters hit stores after peaceful protest to decry death of George Floyd...

    05/31/2020 11:51:34 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 24 replies
    KTLA NEWS ^ | May 31, 2020 | Nouran Salahieh
    While thousands of protesters marched through the streets of Long Beach Sunday to decry the in-custody death of George Floyd, looters hit stores across the downtown area, prompting officials to deploy the National Guard to the city. The looters left storefronts smashed and glass littered across the street as they walked out the businesses carrying armfuls of merchandise near the Pike Outlets, videos posted online show. Photos showed T-mobile, Guess and Forever 21 were among the businesses hit, with clothes left scattered on the ground after what started out as a peaceful protest with hundreds participating quickly turned chaotic as...
  • Walnut Creek (CA) quickly imposes curfew after woman is shot, as East Bay cities grapple with looting across shopping centers

    05/31/2020 10:19:29 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 59 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | May 31, 2020 | Annie Sciacca
    The city of Walnut Creek (California - San Francisco East Bay Area) quickly imposed a curfew Sunday evening after a woman was shot in the city’s downtown and hundreds of people gathered there and at shopping centers around the East Bay in a widespread looting frenzy. The young woman was among the crowds near Walnut Creek’s Broadway Plaza shopping corridor and was shot near Koja Kitchen restaurant... At around 5:42 p.m., a single shot could be heard as cars were trying to make their way west on Olympic towards Locust, honking, a block from the Apple store, as a groups...
  • Black Federal Officer Patrick Underwood Shot And Killed in Oakland Riot

    05/31/2020 4:36:01 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 31 2020 | ALLUM BOKHARI
    A black federal officer, Patrick Underwood, was shot and killed in Oakland, California, Friday night as he attempted to keep the peace amid the violent riots sweeping California and the rest of the U.S. in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minnesota. An official at the Department of Homeland Security confirmed to local news that the 53-year old’s death was related to the riots in Oakland. A second officer was reportedly wounded and is in critical condition.