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  • Obama's national civilian security

    Looks like Obama's promise of a civilian security force just as strong and just as well funded is taking action across the nation in major cities.
  • In China, U.S. protests a hot topic on state, social media

    06/01/2020 5:17:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 1, 2020 | by Huizhong Wu
    BEIJING - Chinese state media is giving extensive coverage to violent protests roiling cities across the United States, while the unrest has also featured widely in Chinese social media. China’s state-run CCTV aired parts of an interview that his brother, Philonise Floyd, gave to U.S. news channel MSNBC in its noon broadcast on Monday, where he said U.S. President Donald Trump did not give him the opportunity to speak during a phone call and where he cried at the mention of his brother. While the unrest in U.S. cities has been widely reported by international media, China’s interest comes at...
  • Madison Refuses To Arrest Rioters, But Sends Watchers To Enforce Church Services Ban

    05/31/2020 9:37:21 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 18 replies ^ | MAY 31, 2020
    There have been violent riots in Wisconsin's capital of Madison, where a group of about 150 demonstrators threw rocks at police officers on Saturday night, according to WITI-TV. At least 75 stores were damaged or looted overnight. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel politics and statehouse reporter Patrick Marley tweeted, "Police chief says they aren't arresting people tonight." Interim Madison Police Chief Vic Wahl said his officers stood back during the protests. While Madison didn't do much to prevent the barrage of looting in the city, officials want citizens to know that church services of more than 50 people will absolutely not be...
  • Tyranny Under Color of Law

    05/31/2020 5:48:36 PM PDT · by Kenny · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 31, 2020 | Peggy Ryan
    It’s chilling to see American citizens forced to wear masks.  Too reminiscent of Nazi Germany when over a half million people had to wear a badge to identify as a Jew.    “Jews over the age of six in Germany are required to wear a yellow, six-pointed star with the word “Jude” (German for “Jew”) across the front in black, sewn to their outer clothing at all times.”    If we can be ‘ordered’ to wear a mask why not a badge, a wristband, a chip.  But these these governors are just trying to protect their citizens. They’re not dictators....
  • Gov Irate at Citizens' Insubordination [semi-satire]

    05/31/2020 12:03:49 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 May 2020 | John Semmens
    As the mass hysteria that allowed so many governors to frighten citizens into mindless obedience to inane and oppressive edicts has waned, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee (D) is irate. "I am the ruler of this state," he declared. "It is everyone's obligation—citizen and non-citizen, alike—to do what I tell them to do." A major irritant has been the increasingly widespread refusal of sheriffs and local police to cite, arrest, shutdown, or otherwise harass individuals attempting to enjoy the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness our representative democracy is meant to secure. "I consequently have ordered the Department of Labor...
  • U.S. police failing to respect right to peaceful protest: Amnesty International

    05/31/2020 3:41:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    NBC "News" / Comcast ^ | May 31, 2020 | by Yuliya Talmazan
    U.S. police across the country are failing their obligations under international law to respect and facilitate the right to peaceful protest, rights group Amnesty International warned Saturday, adding that this was exacerbating a tense situation and endangering the lives of protesters. “In city after city, we are witnessing actions that could be considered unnecessary or excessive force," said Rachel Ward, national director of research at Amnesty International USA. "We call for an immediate end to any excessive use of force and for law enforcement to ensure and protect the legal right to protest.” She added that the use of heavy-duty...
  • New Ohio coronavirus order extends mass-gathering ban until July 1

    05/30/2020 10:24:17 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 23 replies ^ | May 29, 2020 | Jeremy Pelzer
    Two new orders were issued Friday by state health director Dr. Amy Acton: one continuing a ban on most mass gatherings through July 1, and the other lifting restrictions on liquor sales to non-Ohio residents in six counties near the Pennsylvania border...The ban contains numerous exceptions, including religious services, free-speech demonstrations, funerals, and weddings (as well as wedding receptions of up to 300 people starting June 1).
  • Chicago Mayor Defends Enforcement Priorities [semi-satire]

    05/30/2020 10:28:25 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 May 2020 | John Semmens
    Mayor Lori Lightfoot's decision to shift police resources to conducting raids on churches that hold services in defiance of her edict that this not be permitted has led to questions regarding her priorities. As is well-known, there are dozens of shootings in the City every week and a lengthy list of unsolved murders. This past Sunday, though, five police cars loaded with officers descended on Chicago Cornerstone Baptist Church to break-up Pastor Courtney Lewis' sermon and disperse the parishioners. Lightfoot justified the raid saying that "the City's residents have learned to live with the constant murders, but COVID-19 is a...
  • ‘You’re playing with fire,’ Murphy says to N.J. salons, gyms vowing to reopen in defiance of coronavirus rules

    05/28/2020 3:49:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    NJ ^ | 5/28/20 | Matt Arco
    Gov. Phil Murphy warned Thursday that it’s still too early for indoor businesses like gyms and salons to reopen as the coronavirus outbreak continues to slow in New Jersey. Murphy was asked to respond to social media groups attempting to organize businesses for a coordinated defiance of the coronavirus closures on Monday, June 1. “I would just say to folks: You’re playing with fire,” he said at his daily coronavirus briefing in Trenton. “It has to be done the right way and at the right time,” Murphy added. “And I think we’re going to, if you bear with us over...
  • San Francisco stay-at-home order extended 'indefinitely' mayor says

    05/28/2020 3:12:37 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 108 replies ^ | 29 May 2020 | Unknown
    SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) - San Francisco is chartering its on course on how to reopen, differentiating itself from the five Bay Area counties it once stood aligned with on how to move forward in the COVID-19 fight. Mayor London Breed announced at a news conference on Thursday that the city's current stay-at-home order, which was set to expire on Sunday, would be extended "indefinitely."
  • Coronavirus shutdowns ordered by governors and mayors are unconstitutional

    05/27/2020 11:03:03 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27 2020 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano | Creators Syndicate
    The governors of all 50 states and the mayors of many large cities have assumed unto themselves the powers to restrict private personal choices and lawful public behavior in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. They have done so not by enforcing previously existing legislation but by crafting their own executive orders, styling those orders as if they were laws, using state and local police to enforce those so-called laws and – presumably when life returns to normal and the courts reopen – prosecuting the alleged offenders in court. It is hard to believe that any judge in...
  • Archbishop Viganò: Dictatorships arise because not enough voices oppose them

    05/27/2020 6:22:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 26, 2020 | Maike Hickson
    Archbishop Viganò: Dictatorships arise because not enough voices oppose them The Archbishop responds to a Rabbi who was ‘shocked’ about his Appeal warning against one-world government May 26, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has responded to a German Rabbi, Jehoschua Ahrens, who called the Viganò Appeal concerning the corona crisis and its dangers for constitutional liberties a “shock,” adding that he is glad that the German bishops have distanced themselves from it.  The Italian prelate defended issuing the May 7 appeal, stating: “I think it is the duty of each one of us to express our concerns about...
  • A Plague of Monsters

    05/27/2020 4:35:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    American ^ | May 27, 2020 | Kurt Silverfiddle
    Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. — Friedrich NietzscheCriminal terrorists attacked us on 9/11, and nations of the world united to treat us all like criminals and turn the fun and exciting world of air travel into an experience redolent of herding livestock to market. Nineteen years later, a virus outbreak happens, and governments of the world — upon advice of the experts — treat us like infected patients, demanding we quarantine ourselves and cease all economic and social activities. Is this the first time democratic governments have quarantined...
  • Tucker rips media for scolding outdoor Americans: 'The fact that you disobeyed them drove them insane'

    05/26/2020 11:09:28 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 26 2020 | Victor Garcia
    Tucker Carlson opened Tuesday's edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight" by ripping the mainstream media for shaming Americans who spent part of their holiday weekend outside and not wearing masks. "Grilling a hamburger in the fresh air. Hitting the park. Walking the beach for a couple of hours. It's essential. All of us need it," Carlson said. "Nature is medicine. Happy, balanced people understand that intuitively and don't just sit on a couch all day barking at other people on social media. Your soul will rot if you do that." "Unfortunately, it's too late for a lot of people at CNN...
  • Oregon: Baker County judge stands by decision to strike down Gov. Brown's coronavirus restrictions

    05/26/2020 12:48:34 PM PDT · by An Appeal to Heaven · 10 replies
    KATU ^ | May 26, 2020 | KATU Staff
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Baker County Judge Matthew Shirtcliff announced Tuesday that he will not vacate his injunction that made Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's stay-at-home orders temporarily "null and void." The Oregon Supreme Court issued an alternative writ of mandamus Saturday, which said that Shirtcliff had until 5 p.m. Tuesday to either vacate the injunction or explain why it should remain in place. Since Shirtcliff chose to stand by his original ruling, the state must file a brief with the Oregon Supreme Court by Thursday, May 28 and the plaintiffs must file briefs by Tuesday, June 2. Shirtcliff's decision tossed out...
  • PA SP cite Lehigh Valley gym owner who reopened in defiance of Gov. Wolf’s coronavirus closure

    05/26/2020 2:36:08 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 13 replies
    The owner of a Lehigh County gym who opened Sunday in defiance of the shutdown of non-life-sustaining businesses received two summary citations, making it the first Lehigh Valley business cited during the coronavirus pandemic. Ed G. Frack opened his gym, SuperSets in Hanover Township, and encouraged other struggling small-business owners and anyone who supported them to join him outside the gym.
  • Man Dies After Being Handcuffed By Minneapolis Police; Video Shows Officer Kneeing Man’s Neck

    05/26/2020 7:00:16 AM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 189 replies ^ | 26 May 2020 | Unknown
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The FBI has been called to investigate after a man died Monday night in south Minneapolis after an encounter with police. In a statement early Tuesday, police described what happened as a medical incident. However, a video posted on social media shows an officer kneeing a man’s neck to the ground for several minutes. Before he goes unconscious, the man, who is black, repeatedly tells officers he can’t breathe. At a press conference Tuesday morning, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey alluded to the graphic footage, saying: “I believe what I saw, and what I saw was wrong at...
  • Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer not apologizing for strict coronavirus stay-at-home orders

    05/26/2020 6:18:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 26, 2020 | David Sherfinski
    “I’m never going to apologize for the fact that because there was a vacuum of leadership at the federal level, we had to take action to save people here in Michigan,” Ms. Whitmer said in an interview for “Axios on HBO” that was published this week. Ms. Whitmer recently extended her state’s stay-at-home order to June 12 even as some restrictions in certain parts of Michigan have been relaxed. . . . “There’s a slim part of the population that is showing up at the capital with their assault rifles and their Confederate flags and Nazi symbolism. But you know...
  • Five Quick Things: Let That Mask Slip

    05/25/2020 5:58:19 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 177 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 25 May 20 | Scott McKay
    That mask isn't virtuous, nor is it going to keep you from catching the virus. Plus, various other things. It’s time to say a few things which need to be said — and to irritate some people who need to be irritated (as they are surely irritating). And on with the show… 1. Enough with the Mask-Nazi nonsense. Those of us who refuse to live our lives in fear, or to bow to those who do, have a message for the rest of you — the time has come and gone for us to continue with this idiotic charade of...
  • Federal court backs California Gov. Gavin Newsom's orders keeping churches closed

    05/24/2020 8:45:05 PM PDT · by wanganghi · 43 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5/24/2020 | Bill Hutchinson
    A federal appeals court has backed California Gov. Gavin Newsom's stay-at-home order banning in-church services to blunt the spread of coronavirus, rejecting an argument from clerics that the governor is treading on their First Amendment right to free exercise of their religious beliefs.