Civil Unrest

Soldiers Were Issued Bayonets For DC Civil Unrest

The Associated Press reports: The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has confirmed a report by The Associated Press that some of the service members who were mobilized to Washington, D.C., last month in response to civil unrest over the killing of George Floyd were issued bayonets. Defense documents obtained by the AP show some were not trained in …

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De Blasio Says He’ll Cut $1 Billion From NYPD Budget

Reuters reports: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has agreed with the City Council to cut $1 billion from the New York Police Department’s funding in the municipal budget for the 2021 fiscal year, which is due to be passed later on Tuesday, even as some lawmakers described the cuts as insufficient. The coronavirus pandemic created a $9 billion …

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St. Louis Couple Points Guns At BLM Protesters [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: Videos have emerged showing a married couple in Missouri pointing guns at protesters who were demanding the resignation of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson. Footage which appeared on social media shows a man holding a semi-automatic rifle and a woman pointing a handgun as hundreds of protesters march past their home in the Central West End neighborhood of …

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Tulsa Mayor Imposes Curfew Ahead Of Trump Rally

The Washington Post reports: The city of Tulsa announced a last-minute curfew that began Thursday night and will continue Friday and Saturday, restricting people from a large area surrounding the arena where President Trump will hold his first campaign rally in months. An executive order signed by Mayor G.T. Bynum (R) says the curfew, which begins at 10 p.m. and …

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Floyd Protest Signs To Be Curated For Museum Exhibits

Courthouse News reports: The demands for an end to police brutality and protection of civil rights for Black Americans on signs clutched by protesters as they marched on the nation’s capital are finding their way to historic preservation. The African American History and Culture Museum, the American History Museum and the Anacostia Museum have formed a coalition with staff, activists …

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Cuomo To Protesters: You Can Stop, You Won [VIDEO]

“People are still out protesting. You don’t need to protest. You won. You won. You accomplished your goal. Society says, you’re right, the police need systemic reform. That was accomplishment one. Now go to step two. What reform do you want? What do you want? “I want systemic reform. OK. How do you define systemic reform? Let’s sit down at …

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Paramount Network Cancels “Cops” After 33 Seasons

The Hollywood Reporter reports: Paramount Network has pulled the plug on Cops for good. The ViacomCBS-owned cabler had removed the long-running show from its schedule in the wake of nationwide protests following the police-involved death of George Floyd on May 25. Now, the network says it’s dropping the show altogether. “Cops is not on the Paramount Network and we don’t …

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REPORT: Trump Aides “At Wits End” Over Buffalo Tweet

Jonathan Swan reports at Axios: My phone blew up yesterday with texts from White House aides, current and former, who seemed at their wits’ end over President Trump’s tweet that the 75-year-old Buffalo protester who was rushed to the hospital after being shoved by police last week “could be an ANTIFA provocateur.” Why it matters: They rarely register the president’s …

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Metal Fence Around WH To Come Down Tomorrow

The Washington Post reports: The National Park Service will remove most of the tall metal fencing surrounding Washington’s Lafayette Square by Wednesday, the agency said. Officials erected the fence early last week to bar access to the park near the White House, which sits south of it. The fencing first appeared shortly after police aggressively cleared a crowd of largely …

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Ex-NYPD Head: Blacks Are The Ones Who Need Reform

“Everything is about reforming the police. How about reforming the community? How about teaching young black men and women, in these communities of color, things like don’t run from the police when you get stopped. Keep your hands on the steering wheel when you get stopped in a car stop. “Don’t make furtive moments, don’t put your hands in your …

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Obamas Address Unrest In Message To Class Of 2020

Deadline reports: As in previous public statements of late, Obama never said the name Donald Trump, but left no one unclear who he was spotlighting as gaslighting the divisions in America for personal and ideological gain. “Democracy isn’t about relying on some charismatic leader to make changes from on high,” he proclaimed. “It’s about finding hope in ourselves, and creating …

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Seattle Man Drives Into Crowd And Shoots Protester

The Seattle Times reports: Just as Seattle’s mayor and police chief were wrapping up a Sunday night news conference about ongoing protests against police brutality, a 27-year-old man at a demonstration on Capitol Hill was shot by a gunman who drove into the crowd. The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition, and …

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Ex-FDA Chief: “No Question” Protests Will Spike COVID

Reuters reports: “We’re certainly going to see transmissions coming out of these gatherings, there’s no question about that,” former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” noting that the prevalence of infection in the U.S. was currently about one in 200 people. Gottlieb said that the closest parallel for which there is available scientific data is a …

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DC Mayor: Trump’s Actions Made The Protests Bigger

ABC News reports: “What Americans saw was federal police forces tear gassing peaceful Americans — and how they responded made clear to the president that Americans would exercise their First Amendment rights and they will do it peacefully,” Bowser said on ABC’s “This Week.” She told co-anchor Martha Raddatz, “What (Trump) actually did — as you saw for the remaining …

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Advisors Talked Trump Out Of Golfing This Weekend

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump had planned to spend this weekend in New Jersey at his Bedminster golf resort, but the White House opted to change course and cancel the trip a few days ago in large part due to the potential for “bad optics” of the president at one of his private clubs as national protests continue, according …

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Randy Rainbow: That Coward Is “The Bunker Boy”

Randy Rainbow is back this morning, reaching deep into musical archives with Bunker Boy, a parody set to the tune of The Jitterbug, which was cut from the 1939 classic, The Wizard Of Oz. “The Jitterbug” was both a jazzy development of the plot and a nod to the then-popular bobby-soxer dance craze. As the song begins, the four friends …

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De Blasio Lifts NYC Curfew Under Threat Of Lawsuit

The New York Post reports: Mayor Bill de Blasio lifted the Big Apple’s controversial curfew a day early in an unexpected announcement Sunday morning. “New York City: We are lifting the curfew, effective immediately,” Hizzoner tweeted, ending the planned final night of the city shutting down to help curb looting and violent protests that plagued the city earlier in the …

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Trump Demanded 10,000 Troops To Quell Protesters

CBS News reports: In a heated and contentious debate in the Oval Office last Monday morning, President Trump demanded the military put 10,000 active duty troops into the streets immediately, a senior administration official told CBS News. Attorney General William Barr, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley objected to the demand, the official said. In an …

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Activists Recut Ivanka’s Commencement Clip [VIDEO]

From the three brothers known as MeidasTouch: MeidasTouch’s new video ‘Bye Ivanka’ has been launched with the hashtag #ByeIvanka. The video takes the commencement address given by Ivanka Trump today that no one asked her or invited her to give (which she gave in front of an empty room using White House resources after Wichita State canceled her speech because …

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Ivanka Trump Complains About “Cancel Culture” After College Cancels Her Virtual Commencement Speech

The Guardian reports: Ivanka Trump has hit out at “cancel culture and viewpoint discrimination” after plans for her to give a virtual commencement speech to students in Kansas were canceled amid criticism of Donald Trump’s response to anti-police brutality protests in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. The move clearly angered Ivanka Trump, who is a top adviser …

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