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  • McEnany Pummels Jim Acosta With Facts About the Right Police Have to Defend Themselves

    06/03/2020 2:50:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2020 | Katie Pavlich
    During a briefing Wednesday afternoon, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany explained to reporters, specifically CNN's Jim Acosta, that the police and other law enforcement officers have the right to defend themselves. Her comments came after the Trump administration was accused of having "peaceful protestors" tear gassed and physically removed from Lafayette Park on Monday evening. "No tear gas was used and no rubber bullets were used," McEnany explained. "No-one was tear gassed, let me make that clear. That's been confirmed by DOD and Park Services as well." "Let me go back and address what happened, there has been a...
  • Trump Administration Suspending Chinese Passenger Flights From Flying to US

    06/03/2020 8:25:51 AM PDT · by datura · 42 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 3 Jun 2020 | Zachary Stieber
    The United States is banning all Chinese flights to and from America as retaliation for China failing to let U.S. carriers freely conduct operations. President Donald Trump’s administration said seven China-based airlines, including Air China Limited and Xiamen Airlines, will not be able to fly to or from the United States. An order from the U.S. Department of Transportation said it was “responding to the failure of” China “to permit U.S. carriers to exercise the full extent of their bilateral right to conduct scheduled passenger air services to and from China.” As a result of that failure, the United States “is...
  • Hennepin County Medical Examiner Declares George Floyd Death Homicide

    06/01/2020 4:19:54 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 310 replies
    FOX 21 ^ | 1 June 2020 | Site Staff
    MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Fox 9 reports that the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s report released Monday ruled the death of George Floyd a homicide. The updated report states that on May 25, George Floyd experienced a cardiopulmonary arrest while being restrained by a law enforcement officer(s). Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is now charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in connection to Floyd’s death.Earlier Monday, the attorneys for the family of George Floyd shared the findings of their separate autopsy, which determined that Floyd died of “asphyxia from sustained pressure” on his neck and back.The new Medical Examiner’s report also notes other significant conditions...
  • Polk County Sheriff Warns Rioters: Don't Take This into Neighborhoods. People Own Guns Here

    06/01/2020 2:55:19 PM PDT · by xzins · 80 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jun 01, 2020 | Matt Vespa
    Polk County Sheriff Warns Rioters: Don't Take This into Neighborhoods. People Own Guns Here. George Floyd died at the hands of the Minneapolis Police. It was tragic, avoidable, and the use of force was totally absurd. He was arrested for the nonviolent crime of using false documents. He was handcuffed and subdued. Why did Officer Derek Chauvin put his knee on the back of his neck for nearly ten minutes? Floyd died as a result. He could be heard crying that he could no longer breathe. Chauvin was fired and brought up on third-degree murder and manslaughter charges. The three...
  • Barr deploying federal riot teams to DC, Miami amid escalating George Floyd protests

    06/01/2020 12:05:49 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 01 2020 | Justin Wise
    Attorney General William Barr is reportedly directing the Federal Bureau of Prisons to deploy riot teams to Washington, D.C., and Miami as part of the Trump administration's response to protests that have escalated in the days after an unarmed African American man died in police custody. A senior Justice Department official told USA Today and The Washington Post that the FBI also summoned its elite Hostage Rescue Unit to D.C. The official added that every FBI field office was setting up command posts and that they would work with local police to possibly bring charges against individuals who traveled from...
  • Nationwide George Floyd riots are the price of liberalism

    06/01/2020 10:37:18 AM PDT · by karpov · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 31, 2020 | Miranda Devine
    The tragedy of the riots sparked by George Floyd’s death was brought home by a distraught elderly black woman interviewed by the local ABC affiliate in her ruined south Minneapolis neighborhood. “These people did this for no reason,” wept Stephanie Wilford, who lives in an apartment next to where shops were looted and burned Friday night. “They went straight to . . . every store over here that I go to. I have nowhere to go now and I have no way to get there because the buses aren’t running.” The violence “is not going to bring George back. George...
  • Nolte: You Get What You Vote For and in Democrat-Run Cities You Get Riots

    06/01/2020 8:27:06 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 1,2020 | JOHN NOLTE
    Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Fayetteville, Atlanta, New York, Nashville, Seattle, Portland, Philadelphia, Chicago, Milwaukee, Salt Lake, Washington DC, Detroit, Indianapolis, San Francisco, Kansas City, Houston, Charlotte, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Denver, Dallas, Phoenix, Tampa, Baltimore, Oakland, Louisville… What do all those American cities have in common? They’re all run by Democrats, many for generations. They’ve all been looted and burned by left-wing Antifa terrorists and other anarchist groups over the past few nights. That’s no coincidence. What’s more, these riots are not America’s problem…. These riots are not President Trump’s problem… Nope, these riots are wholly owned by the Democrat Party and the...
  • Ivy league corporate attorney arrested along with a fellow lawyer for 'throwing a Molotov cocktail at empty NYPD van' during violent George Floyd protests in Brooklyn

    06/01/2020 7:54:50 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 31, 2020 | By Marlene Lenthang For Dailymail.com
    Two Brooklyn lawyers have been charged for allegedly tossing a Molotov cocktail into a New York Police Department vehicle early Saturday morning during a protest decrying the police killing of George Floyd. Colinford Mattis, 32, a corporate attorney with Pryor Cashman, and attorney Urooj Rahman, 31, were charged with the attack where they threw the bomb into an empty police cruiser that was parked outside the 88th Precinct station house in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, cops say.
  • Trump signs social media executive order

    05/31/2020 2:01:19 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 68 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 31/5/20 | Donald J. Trump
    President Trump signs executive order regarding social media.
  • Russian warplanes in Libya could open new phase in Middle East's biggest proxy war

    05/31/2020 11:30:30 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 29 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 5-31-20
    The warplanes, a mix of at least 14 MiG-29 fighters and Su-24 fighter-bombers, appear to have taken off from a base in Russia sometime in the middle of May and flown to Hmeimeem, Russia’s airbase on Syria’s Mediterranean coast. There they were repainted, their Russian Federation Air Force markings obscured, before flying more than 1,200 miles and landing in eastern Libya, in territories controlled by Russia’s ally, strongman-in-waiting Khalifa Haftar. The deployment, which the Pentagon revealed last week and Moscow denied, is the latest in a series of escalations that have seen all types of weapons — Turkish and Emirati...
  • Target CEO Releases statement supporting protestors: This has "unleashed the pent-up pain of years"

    05/31/2020 10:46:43 AM PDT · by nwrep · 190 replies
    Hiphop News ^ | May 31, 2020 | Aron A
    To those who've been critical of the protesters who are looting and burning down Targets -- please, shut up. The CEO of Target has officially issued a statement in response to the nationwide protests in the wake of the recent murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Geoge Floyd. The CEO, Brian Cornell, penned an open letter in support of the protesters and communities across America that are constantly dealing with police brutality. "We are a community in pain. That pain is not unique to the Twin Cities—it extends across America. The murder of George Floyd has unleashed the pent-up...
  • Fox News' Lara Logan Says ANTIFA "Professional Agitators" Are Behind The George Floyd Protests

    05/30/2020 10:52:26 PM PDT · by Syncro · 169 replies
    youtube/foxnews/Emoluments Clause ^ | May 29, 2020 | Fox News
    #FoxNews' #LaraLogan said on #LauraIngraham's show that #ANTIFA "professional agitators" are behind the riots springing up across America following the death of #GeorgeFloyd at the hands of #Minnesota police. Lara Logan said ANTIFA agitators who are mostly White outsiders, are only "exploiting" #BlackLivesMatter to achieve their anarchist agenda, and have zero interest in racial justice. Even though she didn't explicitly say so, it was hard to miss the #terrorism theme behind Lara Logan's report
  • Biden staff donate to group that pays bail in riot-torn Minneapolis

    05/30/2020 6:16:22 PM PDT · by massmike · 38 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 05/30/2020 | Jason Lange, Trevor Hunnicutt
    Campaign staff for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden are advertising their donations to a group that pays bail fees in Minneapolis after the city’s police jailed people protesting the killing of a black man by a white police officer. At least 13 Biden campaign staff members posted on Twitter on Friday and Saturday that they made donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which opposes the practice of cash bail, or making people pay to avoid pre-trial imprisonment. The group uses donations to pay bail fees in Minneapolis. Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates said in a statement to Reuters that the...
  • Protester, 27, is arrested for attempted murder of four NYPD officers for 'throwing Molotov cocktail at police cruiser' at Brooklyn demonstration while her 21-year-old sister is detained for resisting arrest

    05/30/2020 1:05:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 131 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 30, 2020 | andrew court
    A woman from upstate New York who allegedly threw a Molotov cocktail at an occupied police cruiser during protests in Brooklyn on Friday night has been charged with four counts of attempted murder. Samantha Shader, 27, is accused of throwing the cocktail at the NYPD vehicle - which had four officers inside- in Crown Heights shortly after 10.30pm. The lit bottle did not explode, and no officers were injured. According to a statement provided to DailyMail.com, the NYPD officers exited the cruiser and attempted to arrest Shader, who allegedly bit one of them on the leg. Shader's younger sister, Darian,...
  • Minnesota Governor Blames White Supremacist Groups And Drug Cartels For Riots

    05/30/2020 3:16:04 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 151 replies
    fox9.com ^ | Mar 30, 2020
    Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz says he suspects white supremacist groups and drug cartels are carrying out some of the violence in Minneapolis, but cannot confirm it at this time. Walz said the widespread riots across the country appear to be part of a coordinated effort by professionals. “We’re seeing evidence of some pretty sophisticated attempts to cause problems,” the governor said. Harrington said that while they have gotten reports of drug cartels “redirecting their sources to restore their drug markets” in the area amid the unrest, but that is a “secondary or tertiary concern as we’re trying to deal with...
  • This is way beyond protesting, beyond rioting, even beyond random acts of anarchy. This is moving into the realm of organized rebellion, led by Trump-hating, America-hating leftist revolutionaries.

    05/29/2020 8:36:29 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 366 replies
    And the democrat run cities and states where it's happening are actively allowing and even encouraging it to happen. They want change (fundamental transformation of America, ie, throw out our system and replace it with socialism) and they want it now! They've been trying for four years to take down Trump and have failed. So now they're going to burn it all down if they have to. Scorched earth. Even an attempted direct assault on the White House tonight. If this continues unabated, the president may have to call out the troops to put down rebellions.
  • Protesters Enter Minneapolis Police Station, Set Fires

    05/28/2020 8:52:09 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 182 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | May 28, 2020
    Protesters angered by the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died while in police custody, gained access to a Minneapolis police precinct on Thursday, the third straight night of violent protests spreading beyond the city. Livestream video showed the protesters entering the building, where fire alarms blared and sprinklers ran as blazes were set. Dozens of businesses across the Twin Cities were boarding up their windows and doors Thursday in an effort to prevent looting, with the Minneapolis-based Target announcing it was temporarily closing two dozen area stores. Minneapolis shut down nearly its entire light-rail system and...
  • Gov. Tim Walz Activates National Guard In Response To George Floyd Protests

    05/28/2020 5:06:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    WCCO ^ | May 28, 2020 | WCCO
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Tim Walz has signed an executive order activating the Minnesota National Guard “to help protect Minnesotans’ safety and maintain peace in the wake of George Floyd’s death.” The executive order also declares a peacetime emergency, activating the State Emergency Operations Center. Protests in South Minneapolis turned violent and destructive Wednesday night near the Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd Precinct. “It is time to rebuild. Rebuild the city, rebuild our justice system, and rebuild the relationship between law enforcement and those they’re charged to protect. George Floyd’s death should lead to justice and systemic change, not more death...
  • The executive order Trump could use to take on Twitter and Facebook

    05/28/2020 9:29:20 AM PDT · by Mariner · 23 replies
    protocol ^ | May 28th, 2020 | Emily Birnbaum
    A draft of an executive order that President Donald Trump may sign as soon as Thursday could dramatically expand the government's ability to punish social media platforms, marking the Trump administration's most aggressive salvo yet in its battle against alleged anti-conservative bias on platforms including Twitter and Facebook. A draft of the expansive executive order, circulated to stakeholders and obtained by Protocol late Wednesday night, would pull multiple levers of governmental power — including federal agencies, the U.S. attorney general and the White House — in order to blast the tech giants over allegations that their platforms censor conservative voices....
  • Trump Draft Order Could Seek to Limit Protections for Social-Media Companies

    05/27/2020 11:33:29 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 38 replies
    wsj.com ^ | May 27, 2020
    A draft of an executive order President Trump is expected to sign on Thursday would seek to limit the broad legal protection that federal law currently provides social-media and other online platforms, according to people familiar with the draft. The draft order would make it easier for federal regulators to hold companies such as Twitter and Facebook liable for curbing users’ speech, for example by suspending their accounts or deleting their posts, the people said. The draft isn’t yet completed and is subject to change, the people said. It comes after Twitter on Tuesday moved for the first time to...