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  • Minneapolis Rioters Burned One Of America’s Most Beloved Independent Bookstores To The Ground

    06/01/2020 5:26:07 AM PDT · by gattaca · 65 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 1, 2020 | Tony Daniel
    Uncle Hugo's and Uncle Edgar's were legendary among the community of science fiction, fantasy, and mystery readers—and now they're gone. Venerable Minneapolis science fiction and fantasy bookstore Uncle Hugo’s and its sister store in the same building, Uncle Edgar’s, which specialized in mysteries, were both burned to ruins last Friday night by rioters. The store took its name from two major awards in the genre fields, science fiction’s Hugo awards, and mysteries Edgar’s. Independent bookstores are a threatened American institution, and Uncle Hugo’s was considered a flagship operation. Owner Don Blyly was noted for his ability to adapt to modern...
  • CAIR Wants Twitter to Suspend Trump for ‘Racist’ Use of the Word ‘Thugs.’ Obama Used It, Too

    06/01/2020 5:01:08 AM PDT · by kevcol · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 1, 2020 | Patrick Goodenough
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is demanding that Twitter suspend President Trump’s “racist” account, over his recent tweeted warning that looters exploiting protests sparked by the death of George Floyd risk being shot. CAIR based its charge that the warning amounted to a “racist threat of violence” on the fact that Trump used the word “thugs” to describe those looting, vandalizing and torching businesses. “Thugs,” explained CAIR, is “a race-coded word that bigoted politicians use to negatively describe African-American protestors.”
  • Trucker pulled from rig and beaten after driving into interstate protest (Update: was beaten bloody. Reginald Denny 2.0?

    05/31/2020 10:07:15 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 43 replies
    Canoe ^ | 5/31/20 | Staff
    MINNEAPOLIS — A tanker truck drove into a throng of protesters on a closed interstate near Minneapolis on Sunday, with the driver pulled from his rig and beaten, as major U.S. cities imposed curfews in fear of another night of demonstrations against police brutality descending into violence. It did not appear any of the marchers were injured when the truck raced towards them on I-35, blowing its horn, sending protesters scattering before coming to a stop, according to the witness and a tweet by the Minnesota Department of Public Security (MNDPS). Police arrived soon after and arrested the truck driver,...
  • Son of Minnesota’s attorney general: 'I hereby declare, officially, my support for ANTIFA'

    05/31/2020 9:21:12 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 66 replies
    Fox news ^ | 5-31-20 | Tyler Olson
    close Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison on investigation in George Floyd's death The son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison tweeted on Sunday that he is declaring his support for Antifa after President Trump said that his administration would be declaring it a "Terrorist Organization." Jeremiah Ellison, who is a member of the Minneapolis City Council, noted in the tweet that he believes "white power" terrorists are actually the ones engaging in the looting, arson and other riot activities as violent sects hijack some of the protests against racial inequality and police brutality in the wake of the death of...
  • Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison Tweeted Support for Antifa in 2018

    05/31/2020 7:10:20 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 31 May 2020 | Joel B. Pollak
    Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison once tweeted support for Antifa — the so-called “anti-fascist” group that many blame for the ongoing riots in Minneapolis and elsewhere following the killing of George Floyd last week. Ellison, who was then a congressman and the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, tweeted after a visit to the Moon Palace Books shop in Minneapolis in January 2018: “At @MoonPalaceBooks and I just found the book that strike [sic] fear in the heart of @realDonaldTrump.” He attached a photo of himself holding the book Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook by Mark Bray.
  • Minnesota attorney general to take over prosecutions in George Floyd's death

    05/31/2020 6:31:34 PM PDT · by Meatspace · 85 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/31/20 | Alex Johnson
    Minnesota's governor appointed state Attorney General Keith Ellison on Sunday to lead the prosecution of any cases arising from the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin is charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd's death on May 25 as Chauvin pinned his neck to the ground with his knee. Gov. Tim Walz announced Ellison's appointment as lead prosecutor shortly after the Hennepin County prosecutor said he had asked Ellison to "assist" in the investigation, two days after 10 members representing Minneapolis in the state House asked Walz in a letter...
  • ‘Please, I Don’t Have Insurance’: Businesses Plead With Protesters. Businesses ranging from national chain stores to neighborhood pizza shops have been damaged in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Stunned store owners were still assessing their losses.

    05/31/2020 5:00:53 PM PDT · by karpov · 77 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 31, 2020 | Caitlin Dickerson
    In downtown Chicago, people crawled through the partially shattered exterior window of a Nike store and ran out carrying brightly colored athletic gear and sneakers. On Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, they ignited garbage cans and broke locks on luxury stores, sweeping up armfuls of designer handbags and jeans. And as night fell on Minneapolis, the heart of widening protests set off by the death of an African-American man in police custody there, business owners stood outside their doors and pleaded with agitators to spare the enterprises that many said they had spent their life savings to build. “I was...
  • 'I will listen': Joe Biden visits site of George Floyd protests in Delaware

    05/31/2020 5:27:58 PM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 31, 2020 | Carlin Becker
    Joe Biden visited a protest site in Delaware to observe the aftermath of demonstrations following the death of George Floyd in police custody. The presumptive Democratic nominee traveled to Wilmington on Sunday, a day after protesters gathered there to voice their anger against police brutality, Biden shared in an Instagram post reflecting on the trip.
  • Tanker Truck Plows Into Crowd Of Demonstrators On Minneapolis Highway. Protesters Scrambled As Truck Battled Toward Them

    05/31/2020 4:19:13 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Twitter ^ | 05/31/20
    Actually he was breaking. https://twitter.com/DavidBegnaud/status/1267230274468929537?s=20 
  • While protestors were taking a knee on I-35 a semi truck driver ran into protestors. The police have arrived macing protestors instead of going after the truck driver.

    05/31/2020 4:23:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 91 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 31, 2020 | Twitter
    While protestors were taking a knee on I-35 a semi truck driver ran into protestors. The police have arrived macing protestors instead of going after the truck driver.
  • Tanker Truck Speeds Into Minneapolis George Floyd Protest Marchers On I-35W Bridge; Driver In Custody (Update)

    05/31/2020 4:53:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 98 replies
    WCCO ^ | May 31, 2020 | WCCO
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says a tanker truck driver is in custody after speeding through protesters on the Interstate 35W Bridge in Minneapolis Sunday. DPS officials say no protesters were seriously hurt. The driver, who was pulled out of the truck and attacked by protesters, was taken to Hennepin Healthcare with non-life threatening injuries. There were thousands of people on the bridge when it came through at what appeared to be top speeds. The driver, according to scanner traffic, has been taken to Hennepin County Medical Center. The crowd was part of a protest group...
  • George Floyd "protests" go international - BLM activists marched on US embassy in London

    05/31/2020 3:21:32 PM PDT · by rxsid · 23 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 05.31.2020 | Ross Ibbetson
    "Police arrest eleven people after 'assault on officers' as thousands of Black Lives Matter activists marched on US embassy in London and crowds gathered peacefully around UK demanding 'justice' for George Floyd killed by cops 4,000 miles away in US Eleven people were arrested in London today as thousands of Black Lives Matter protesters peacefully marched on the US Embassy in London, with hundreds more taking to the streets of Cardiff and Manchester, to demonstrate against the killing of George Floyd. Chants of, 'I can't breathe,' rebounded across the Thames this afternoon, the words Floyd was heard gasping before his...
  • Minneapolis city councilman and son of Minnesota attorney general declares support for antifa

    05/31/2020 2:23:07 PM PDT · by kevcol · 61 replies
    Washington Exmainer ^ | May 31, 2020 | Mica Soellner
    Jeremiah Ellison, a Minneapolis city council member and the son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, expressed support for antifa after President Trump threatened to designate the group as a terrorist organization. "I hereby declare, officially, my support for ANTIFA," Ellison tweeted on Sunday. "Unless someone can prove to me ANTIFA is behind the burning of black and immigrant owned businesses in my ward, I’ll keep focusing on stopping the white power terrorist THE ARE ACTUALLY ATTACKING US!"
  • Sunday night America-hating socialist-democrat leftist/globalist revolutionary riot show LIVE thread.

    05/31/2020 12:39:26 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 365 replies
    The nightly democrat riots are starting again now from sea to smoking sea. I find it ironic that most of these riots are taking place in democrat-run cities. And that they're blaming it on systemic racism in these same cities. The same cities where democrats control local government and local police departments. Especially ironic that democrat AG Keith Ellison was crying to Chris Wallace today about systemic racism in the Minneapolis police department where this all started. Hell, isn't he the chief law enforcement officer in Minnesota? Appears most of this systemic racism, police brutality, race rioting, etc, is taking...
  • Multiple Biden campaign staffers donated to Minnesota group that pays bail for rioters

    05/31/2020 1:02:42 PM PDT · by McGruff · 13 replies
    At least 13 Joe Biden campaign workers have donated to an organization called the Minnesota Freedom Fund that pays for people's bail, according to Reuters. The group opposes the bail system, and pays the fees that enable people to avoid pre-trial detention, according to its website. A Biden spokesman told Reuters that the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee stands against cash bail as a "modern day debtors prison," though the spokesman did not answer inquires about if the campaign coordinated the donations, Reuters reported. "It’s disturbing that Joe Biden’s team would financially support the mayhem that is hurting innocent people and...
  • Minnesota AG Keith Ellison: 'Nobody really knows' who is driving protest violence

    05/31/2020 11:42:44 AM PDT · by kevcol · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 31, 2020 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said “nobody really knows” who is driving the raucous violence at protests related to the death of George Floyd and faulted the Justice Department for casting blame on left-wing militants. He said Attorney General William Barr, who pointed to “Antifa-like” tactics in the protests, should be investigating instead of “making incendiary comments.” “The truth is, nobody really knows,” Mr. Ellison told NBC’s Meet the Press. “What the exact political motivation is is unclear at this point.”
  • Members of 82nd Airborne Division in North Carolina on standby to deploy to Minnesota

    05/31/2020 11:27:22 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 92 replies
    KTSP Channel 5 (ABC) Minneapolis ^ | May 31, 2020 | Anonymous
    5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has learned from a source that the members of the 82nd Airborne Division, based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, have been put on standby to deploy in Minnesota. The soldiers have been told to not bring their weapons with them on this potential mission. It remains unclear when they would be ordered into the air, but this standby order makes them available to come in on an immediate basis.
  • 'People did this for no reason': community reaction to riots, neighborhood damage

    05/31/2020 10:47:43 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 27 replies
    ABC 5 Minneapolis KSTP ^ | May 30, 2020 | Staff
    ...KSTP reporter Ben Henry interviewed Stephanie Wilford, a disabled woman who lives near the recent destruction...He spoke with Wilford at a shopping plaza as neighbors worked to clean up after looters. Wilford said she fears she will have nowhere to get her essentials in the midst of damage to her neighborhood as well as the shutdown of Metro Transit. Wilford said what happened to George Floyd was tragic, but "he is in a better place than we are."...
  • Omar says some protestors 'felt terrorized by the presence of tanks,' National Guard

    05/31/2020 8:27:05 AM PDT · by kevcol · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 31, 2020 | Justine Coleman
    Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) said on Sunday that while some Minneapolis residents felt safer with National Guard troops on city streets after demonstrations over the police-involved death of George Floyd turned violent, others “felt terrorized by the presence of tanks” while protesting. . . . The congresswoman also called for “nationwide reforms” beyond “just getting justice for George Floyd” by charging the other former Minneapolis police officers “who stood by idly” while former officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck.
  • Blaming White Supremacists For The Riots Is Nonsensical Gaslighting

    05/31/2020 7:20:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 85 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 31, 2020 | Davis Marcus
    I can’t believe they even tried it. On Saturday morning Minnesota officials came out with an audacious and absurd explanation for the looting and arson that struck Minneapolis this week. Apparently it was white supremacists from out of state who pretended to be actual protestors in an attempt to discredit the protest. The evidence? A vague claim and a lie. It turns out that most of those arrested were actually Minnesota residents. The hypocritical mental gymnastics from the liberal media in the past 72 hours were amazing enough to earn a perfect 10 from the stingiest East German judge. First,...