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  • An Open Letter from Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren (creates the Big Ten Conference Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition)

    06/02/2020 7:12:07 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Big Ten Conference ^ | June 1, 2020 | Kevin Warren
    On Monday, May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a proud Black man, was killed by a member of law enforcement in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile, Emmett Till. The list goes on and on. Prior to joining the Big Ten Conference as Commissioner and relocating to Chicago, my family had lived full-time in the Minneapolis area for over 15 years as I worked as an executive with the Minnesota Vikings in the National Football League. Our kids were raised in Minnesota and attended school in Minnesota before leaving for college and the people of the great state of...
  • Historic curfews in Los Angeles and New York are the harshest in decades

    06/02/2020 2:17:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 6/02/20 | Hollie Silverman
    Curfews have been issued across the country in the wake of protests, both peaceful and violent, against police brutality following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week. In Los Angeles, the curfew is the harshest since the riots in 1992 following the acquittal of the officer who beat Rodney King. On the East Coast, New York City has enacted the strictest curfew since the race riots of 1943. **SNIP** The county of Los Angeles, the nation's most populous county with approximately ten million residents, enacted a 12-hour overnight curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting Monday night....
  • 4 St. Louis police officers shot amid ongoing violent protests downtown

    06/02/2020 12:11:04 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 5 replies
    KMOV ^ | June 2, 2020 | Staff
    ST. LOUIS – Four police officers were shot in downtown St. Louis amid ongoing violent protests Monday night. The shooting happened near St. Louis police headquarters, where group of protesters and police have clashed repeatedly throughout the night.
  • Toms River Businesses Begin Boarding Up Windows Ahead of Tuesday’s Peaceful Protest

    06/01/2020 8:45:07 PM PDT · by Trump.Deplorable · 14 replies
    Shore News Network ^ | 06/01/2020 | Phil Stilton
    TOMS RIVER, NJ – You can’t help but to think Toms River Police and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department are playing down Tuesday’s BLM protest being held in Downtown Toms River, but local businesses aren’t taking any chances and don’t have the same level of comfort as local law enforcement agencies. This afternoon, businesses began boarding up their storefronts from Route 37 down to Water Street ahead of the protests. We reached out earlier to both the Toms River Police Chief Mitch Little and Ocean County Sheriff Michael Mastronardy regarding several warnings of threats against the community on social media....
  • DC Protesters Tackle Suspected Antifa Member, Hand Him to Cops - WATCH

    06/01/2020 1:39:30 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 44 replies
    NN ^ | 06-01-20 | Jack Murphy
    Protesters in Washington, DC, tackled a man in black clothes suspected of being a member of far-left group Antifa, and handed him over to police, yelling, “take his ass.”What appeared to be a citizen’s arrest of an agent provocateur was caught on camera.
  • 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.
  • Assange 'too ill' to attend court hearing via video link

    06/01/2020 9:35:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Monday, 1 Jun 2020 11:30
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was said to be too ill to attend the latest court hearing in his extradition case. […] A brief hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court this morning was barely audible over a telephone link available for journalists to listen in to proceedings. A spokeswoman from Bridges for Media Freedom, a press freedom organization which has been monitoring the hearings, said Assange’s barrister, Edward Fitzgerald QC, told the court his client did not appear by video link because he was unwell. The court has previously heard Assange has been given medical advice that using the prison facility could...
  • Black Lives Matter solidarity protest held in Dublin [Ireland]

    06/01/2020 9:24:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Monday, 1 Jun 2020 16:53
    Thousands of people have taken part in a rally in Dublin city center in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States. People gathered at the GPO on O’Connell Street and marched to the United States Embassy in Ballsbridge protesting over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week. […] The marchers chanted “black lives matter” and called for justice for Mr. Floyd’s family. It comes after two protests took place in Dublin yesterday — one at the US Embassy and another at the US Ambassador’s Residence in the Phoenix Park. Similar protests have taken place...
  • Patton Oswalt Compares Antifa Terrorists to U.S Troops Who Fought on D-Day

    06/01/2020 9:16:30 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 39 replies
    NN ^ | 06-01-20 | Jay Greenberg
    Hollywood actor Patton Oswalt has compared the violent leftist terrorist group Antifa to the brave troops who landed on the beaches of Normandy, France on D-Day during World War II to defend against the Nazi invasion of Europe. The Ratatouille star claims the heroic troops are comparable to Antifa thugs because the left-wing terror group's name is short for "anti-fascists."
  • Fort Lauderdale Chief of Police: Two arrests, none for assault on cops

    06/01/2020 8:34:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    06/01/2020 | sff
    The chief of police for Fort Lauderdale just said only TWO arrests from last night's riots. He also said no one was arrested for assaulting cops even though lots of cops were hit by fireworks and bricks.
  • Democrats' first big virtual convention kicks off in Texas

    06/01/2020 3:49:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 5/31/20
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Democrats will try their first large-scale virtual convention starting Monday in Texas as plans for a traditional national convention this summer remain unsettled because of the coronavirus. Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are among the scheduled speakers in Texas. Democrats in Minnesota had also planned on holding their state convention online this weekend but postponed amid unrest over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer used his knee to pin Floyd’s neck down for several minutes as Floyd pleaded for air and eventually stopped...
  • Black cop, white victim, no riots: A 2017 Minneapolis killing foreshadowed

    05/31/2020 9:11:52 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 2 replies
    Just the News ^ | May 31,2020 | By John Solomon
    For nearly a decade, Minneapolis police made a much-ballyhooed effort to improve conduct, creating a new early warning system for potentially abusive officers and inviting the U.S. Justice Department to do its own critique. But the aura of progress was pierced on a summer night in 2017 when Justine Ruszczyk, an Australian woman just weeks from her wedding to an American, called Minneapolis police to her home because she believed a screaming woman in the alley was being attacked. When the officers arrived, Ruszczyk came out of her house dressed in her pajamas and armed with nothing but a cell...
  • Let them eat cake! Moment looter casually walks out of Seattle Cheesecake Factory with an entire cake, two wine glasses and a bottle of booze

    05/31/2020 7:06:12 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 31, 2020 | AUREN FRUEN
    This is the moment a woman was filmed walking away from a looted Cheesecake Factory carrying an entire dessert. Wearing a mask the Seattle, Washington resident appeared live on air Saturday as local news station KIRO7 covered George Floyd protests in the area. The reporter tells viewers: 'You see someone actually walking away with a cheesecake there after the Cheesecake Factory was looted. 'Unclear where they may have got that.'
  • Scottsdale Fashion Square closes as Phoenix prepares for more protests (The Cops are in on it?)

    05/31/2020 3:45:34 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 42 replies
    NBC Local News (Phoenix) ^ | May 31, 2020 | "12 NEWS"
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A Scottsdale mall closed early Saturday evening as cities across the country braced for more unrest over George Floyd's death. That didn't stop a crowd of protesters from breaking into several of the stores and looting them Saturday night.
  • Protesters Looters Get Shot San Antonio Texas

    05/31/2020 3:32:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 56 replies
    TheEddie ^ | May 30, 2020 | TheEddie
    Protesters Looters Get Shot San Antonio Texas Looters get shot in San Antonio Texas
  • AG Barr: 'Planned' Riots are Organized and 'Using Antifa-like Tactics'

    05/31/2020 3:18:30 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 19 replies
    NN ^ | 05-31-20 | Jack Murphy
    Attorney General Bill Barr echoed President Donald Trump's notion that Friday's riots are professionally organized and driven by "far-left extremist groups."Barr released a statement on the riots which occurred it the following cities: Atlanta Dallas Portland Seattle New York City
  • State of Emergency issued for all of Onondaga County

    05/31/2020 12:38:44 PM PDT · by metmom · 13 replies ^ | May 31, 2020
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) A curfew is now in effect for all of Onondaga County starting Sunday. The curfew will be in effect from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. This curfew prohibits people from being in any public place during those times. The curfew does not apply to anyone in an essential service including essential emergency services such as fire, police, law enforcement, ambulance, and/or hospital services. This curfew also does not apply to those traveling to and from places of employment. This follows protest taking place in Syracuse on Saturday in response to the death of George Floyd. The county...
  • NYPD cop fatally shoots herself in the head: sources

    05/31/2020 11:27:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 31, 2020 | By Tina Moore
    A female Manhattan cop fatally shot herself in the head, police sources said Sunday. The NYPD officer, who worked at the 23rd Precinct in East Harlem, was found dead by her fellow-cop girlfriend in the wee hours in their living room, sources said. The girlfriend had just returned home from work, sources said.
  • Massive protests raise fears of new virus outbreaks

    05/31/2020 11:27:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2020 | Brian Melley, Danica Kirka and Pablo Gorondi
    The mayor of Atlanta, one of dozens of U.S. cities hit by massive protests, has a message for demonstrators: “If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week.” As more beaches, churches, mosques, schools and businesses reopened worldwide, civil unrest in the United States over repeated racial injustice is raising fears of new coronavirus outbreaks in a country that has more infections and deaths than anywhere else in the world. And it’s not just in the U.S. — London hosted a large anti-racism protest Sunday that certainly violated government social distancing...
  • Protesters in some cities target Confederate monuments

    05/31/2020 7:37:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    AP ^ | May 31, 2020 | Staff
    Protesters demonstrating against the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed his knee on his neck, targeted Confederate monuments in multiple cities. As tense protests swelled across the country Saturday into Sunday morning, monuments in Virginia, the Carolinas, Tennessee and Mississippi were defaced. The presence of Confederate monuments across the South — and elsewhere in the United States — has been challenged for years, and some of the monuments targeted were already under consideration for removal. The words “spiritual genocide,” along with red handprints, were painted on the sides...