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  • Lightfoot snaps at reporter after question of 'going too easy' on Chicago looters: 'Do not bait us'

    08/10/2020 1:58:41 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08 10 2020 | Joe Concha
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) on Monday scolded a reporter who asked if widespread looting and violence that grabbed national headlines Sunday night was the result of courts and prosecutors "going too easy on looters the last time" it occurred in the Windy City. “It almost sounds as though you’re saying this is — the reason [this is happening] is because the courts and the prosecutors were not doing their job, that they’re going too easy on the looters from the last time around," ABC-7 political reporter Craig Wall asked Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown. “No, no, don’t — do...
  • 10 Big Fat Lies You're Being Told About the Portland Riots

    07/26/2020 8:32:18 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    P.J. Media ^ | 7/26/2020 | VICTORIA TAFT
    Democrats have fully pivoted on the nightly Portland riots. They’ve gone all-in on blaming the riots on President Trump thus allying themselves with the antifa and Black Lives Matter anarchist and communist mobs. Instead of black bloc balaclavas or masks, the politicians have donned the cloak of civil libertarianism. In doing so, they make a mockery of it. Democrats, so far as I can find, have never denounced the violent mobs, though New York Governor Andrew Cuomo once wagged a finger at George Floyd rioters while simultaneously explaining that it wasn’t really their fault because “income inequality” led to violence....
  • Radio host mocks Trump by claiming Seattle is peaceful, then rioters torched his apartment building

    07/26/2020 12:50:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 91 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | July 26, 2020 | Mia Cathell
    Seattle radio host and Twitter-based criminal defense advocate Paul Gallant "dunked" on President Donald Trump last month by denying that the riots are violent, then the radio host was scored on by rioters who set fire to his apartment. Now he's taking up arms. ... "Walked through it last night out of curiosity and saw no burning, pillaging, or deaths," Gallant responded in June to Trump's tweet calling out the violent leftists who continue to terrorize Seattle. "Chill dawg," Gallant added sarcastically. ... Last night, Gallant had a sudden change of heart towards the "peaceful protestors" when he came home...
  • Florida Mayors Heckled at the Beach While Announcing More Stay-at-Home Rules

    07/03/2020 11:02:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 03, 2020 | Cortney O'Brien
    It's Fourth of July weekend, and restless patriots want to finally get out of their houses and go to the beach. But they'll have no such luck in Florida's Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner said it would be highly irresponsible to open the beaches, while Broward Mayor Dale V.C. Holness argued it was imperative to keep people safe, considering any open beaches have the potential to draw people from other counties. This is not something we are taking lightly,” Holness said. “We don’t like taking away the freedom of people to go to...
  • Madison man whose arrest sparked night of violence in capital city is charged with extortion by feds

    06/27/2020 12:16:25 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 48 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 6/26/2020 | Molly Beck
    MADISON - Federal prosecutors brought extortion charges Friday against the man whose arrest this week sparked violence and destruction in the capital city. U.S. Attorney Scott Blader filed the charges against Devonere Johnson, alleging he threatened to bash windows of downtown businesses unless employees gave him money. Blader also alleges Johnson, 28, threatened to "shut down and destroy" another business unless Johnson and his friends were provided free food and drinks. In one restaurant, Johnson allegedly brought a boombox indoors and refused to turn it down. When the owner told Johnson he donated money to a group supporting the Black...
  • Soros-Associated Charity Dedicated To Bailing Out Rioters Appears To Pocket $34m+

    06/17/2020 6:14:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Alpha News ^ | June 17, 2020 | Kyle Hooten
    The MFF has purged their site of all info related to their leadership after it was revealed that they used less than 1% of their $35m in donations for the fund's stated purpose. ... The Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF) only spent $200,000 of the roughly $35,000,000 it collected to bail out rioters arrested in Minneapolis. The MFF normally takes donations to post the bail for illegal aliens. However, their mission recently pivoted freeing those who were arrested in connection with the George Floyd riots ... This revelation has caused many outspoken progressives to turn on the MFF as the terms...
  • Co-Founder of Illinois Black Panther Party Outraged That Cops Didn't Stop Looters

    06/12/2020 10:49:56 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | June 12, 2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    ...Rush just co-signed a letter demanding that law enforcement stop surveillance of BLM protests, he's been going around whining that the cops are worse today than they were in 1968, and then he whines that his office was burglarized and the cops were eating his popcorn. "Rush said his office was burglarized amid looting in the early morning hours of June 1 in a plaza at 5401 S. Wentworth Ave. Video showed officers relaxing in Rush’s office, including three supervisors and 10 other officers." When you can't trust your fellow racial supremacists not to rob you, and need the cops...
  • Obama Praises George Floyd Protests: ‘Makes Me Feel Optimistic’

    06/11/2020 11:47:12 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Jun 2020 | Penny Starr
    The Washington Post on Thursday opened an online interview with Valerie Jarrett about race with a montage of peaceful protests and an appraisal of them in the wake of George Floyd’s death from her former boss, Barack Obama. “When sometimes I feel despair I just see what’s happening with young people all across the country and the talent, and the voice, the sophistication that they are displaying and it makes me feel optimistic,” Obama said. “It makes me feel … this country is going to get better.” Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty called the protests sparked after Floyd, a black...
  • Video—Police: Nearly 200 Looters Stole $100,000 Worth of Goods from Tampa Walmart

    06/11/2020 10:33:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    BREITBART ^ | June 11, 2020 | Joshua Caplan
    Roughly 200 looters stole over $100,000 worth of products from a Tampa, Florida, Walmart on the evening of May 30, according to local law enforcement. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in identifying the looters, who raided the Walmart Supercenter on East Fletcher Avenue shortly after 9:00 p.m. local time. FOX 13 reports: The store was closed due to the police brutality protests occurring outside the University Mall, but people wielding blunt objects like hammers broke the glass entrance doors and stormed into the store. Footage released by the sheriff’s office shows wave after wave of looters...
  • ‘What Are We Going To Have Left In Our Community?’ Aldermen React with Panic, Sorrow to Unrest

    06/10/2020 12:48:05 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 54 replies
    WTTW News ^ | June 5, 2020 | Heather Cherone, Paris Schutz
    While one alderman wept, others grew angry with the mayor, demanding to know what her strategy was to stop the violence that began in earnest late Saturday. The call provides a snapshot into the city’s response as of midday on Sunday to the most widespread and damaging unrest since the uprising after the murder of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the police riots after the Democratic National Convention in 1968. The recording begins with Ald. Michelle Harris (8th Ward) wondering how she could convince businesses like Walmart and CVS to rebuild on the South Side after the destruction....
  • WaPo Poll: Three Times As Many Americans Say Police Used Too Little Force to Stop Rioters, Versus Too Much Force

    06/10/2020 10:51:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 6/10/2020 | Guy Benson
    Josh Kraushaar âś” @HotlineJosh NPR-Marist poll: 56% of registered voters believe police behaving appropriately or not aggressively enough Only 34% believe police too aggressive. Â…
  • George Soros Associated With Effort To Spring Minnesota Rioters From Jail

    06/10/2020 7:23:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Alpha News ^ | June 10, 2020 | Kyle Hooten
    An ex-con and Soros alumni is leading the $20m effort to post bail on behalf of Minnesota rioters.. An ex-convict and alumni of left wing billionaire George Soros’s fellowship program is at the helm of a $20,000,000 effort to get rioters out of jail as soon as possible in Minnesota. The Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF) is an organization dedicated to quickly putting suspected criminals back on the streets by using donated money to pay their bails. During an average year, the MFF raises about $100,000 to bail out illegal aliens apprehended by ICE. However, since protests began following the death...
  • Chicago mayor and alderman exchange profanities over concerns about looters in leaked audio

    06/10/2020 2:05:53 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 18 replies ^ | 6/9/20 | Emma Colton
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was recorded during a heated and expletive-ridden exchange with a city alderman while addressing protests that turned violent after George Floyd’s death. During a May 31 conference call with 50 aldermen, Alderman Raymond Lopez told Lightfoot that the city was unprepared for the demonstrations, according to a recording of the call obtained by a CBS affiliate in the city. “When downtown is in lockdown, our neighborhoods are next, and our failure to fully get ready for what’s going on in the neighborhoods, we’re seeing this destruction, and we’re thinking that it’s going to somehow end tonight....
  • Mayor Lori Lightfoot And Ald. Raymond Lopez Have Foul-Mouthed Argument Over Looting; ‘You’re 100% Full Of S***’ Mayor Says

    06/09/2020 9:26:35 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 82 replies
    As looters were ransacking businesses throughout the city more than a week ago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Ald. Raymond Lopez (15th), one of her harshest critics, engaged in an angry and foul-mouthed argument over the city’s handling of the widespread violence. During a conference call with all 50 aldermen on May 31 to discuss the city’s response to the looting, Lopez accused the mayor of being unprepared when looting spread from downtown to the neighborhoods that weekend. Looters pillaged shops throughout the city as peaceful protesters were taking to the streets on the last weekend “When downtown is in lockdown,...
  • All Rioters, Arsonists, Looters in St. Louis Freed from Jail Without Charges

    06/05/2020 4:11:23 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/04/20 | John Binder
    All rioters, arsonists, and looters have been released from jail in St. Louis, Missouri, without facing charges thus far by city prosecutors.Throughout riots in St. Louis this week, only 36 individuals were arrested for rioting, looting, and committing arson. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch confirmed that all of those arrested, though, have been released from jail without charges against them.“In a stunning development, our office has learned that every single one of the St. Louis looters and rioters arrested were released back onto the streets by local prosecutor Kim Gardner,” Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said in a statement posted online.A spokesperson for the prosecutor’s...
  • St. Louis Police Release A Surveillance Video That Shows The 7 Looters Who Murdered Retired Police Captain David Dorn

    06/05/2020 1:20:32 PM PDT · by USA Conservative · 32 replies
    Red State Nation ^ | 06.05.2020 | Sarah Hall
    David Dorn was trying to help a friend. The retired St. Louis police captain was shot to death early Tuesday during a violent night of protests in which four active St. Louis police officers were also shot. Dorn, who also served as police chief in Moline Acres, was 77, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The shooting took place around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday as Dorn tried to protect Lee’s Pawn & Jewelry from looters, the Post-Dispatch reported. He was shot in the torso and died on the sidewalk in front of the shop. He lay outside the store bleeding as...
  • Police Chief: Arrested Looters in NYC Are Immediately Released Because of Bail-Reform Law

    06/02/2020 4:22:17 PM PDT · by karpov · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | June 2, 2020 | Zachary Evans
    Most of the looters and rioters arrested by the NYPD over the past several days are immediately released as a direct result of New York’s new bail-reform law, New York City police chief Terrence Monahan told the New York Post on Tuesday. While the city police made over 650 arrests on Monday night alone, Monahan said that “just about all of them” will be released without bail. “We had some arrests in Brooklyn where they had guns, [and] hopefully [Brooklyn district attorney] Eric Gonzalez will keep them in, [but] I can’t guarantee that’ll happen,” Monahan said. “But when it comes...
  • The armed vigilantes standing up to the looters: How residents armed with AR-15s and wearing bullet proof vests are taking matters into their own hands to defend businesses and stop widespread vandalism

    06/04/2020 4:13:42 PM PDT · by kevcol · 86 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 4, 2020 | Rachel Sharp
    Residents armed with AR-15s and wearing bullet proof vests are taking matters into their own hands across America, coming out in force to defend businesses and stop widespread vandalism by looters. Heavily armed vigilantes wielding everything from bats to rifles have started appearing at protests in places including Philadelphia, Idaho, California and Chicago, threatening to take action if things turn violent in the absence of law enforcement. In Minneapolis, neighborhood watch groups are springing up - in support of protests over George Floyd's death but in defense of businesses and homes being destroyed by looters as night falls. In many...
  • Video: Looters Caught Arriving In Luxury $350K Rolls-Royce To Ransack Store

    06/04/2020 1:46:45 PM PDT · by USA Conservative · 22 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 06.04.2020 | Natalie D.
    Someone is organizing criminals and vandals to loot and destroy cities but the corporate media don’t seem all that interested in getting to the bottom of it. In fact, Democrats and their allies in the press have been actively engaging in misdirection, lamely accusing white supremacists of being behind the mayhem plaguing “peaceful protests.” The USA is currently in a state of turmoil. Violent protests have been going on for some days. The incidents of looting have been reported multiple times but this loot was a bit unusual. The video shows a group of masked men hopping out of two...
  • Apple is disabling and tracking some looted iPhones

    06/03/2020 2:19:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 06/03/2020 | By Nicole Lyn Pesce
    Images of stolen iPhones are circulating on Reddit and Twitter TWTR, +8.12%showing a message that warns that the phone has been disabled and is now being tracked. The most viral image shows a device allegedly stolen from a Philadelphia store, with an alert reading: “Please return to Apple Walnut Street. This device has been disabled and is being tracked. Local authorities will be alerted.” . . MarketWatch reached out to Apple to verify that looted iPhones have been disabled and that the company has begun tracking them. A representative said that Apple doesn’t comment on matters of security, but he...