Civil Unrest

No Charges For Kenosha Cops In Jacob Blake Shooting

NBC News reports: The police officers involved in the shooting of Jacob Blake, which touched off days of civil unrest this past summer in Wisconsin, will not face any criminal charges, Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley [photo] announced Tuesday. Blake, who is Black, was struck by seven bullets at close range on Aug. 23 as he walked away from …

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New York City Sees Protest-Free Election Night

The New York Daily News reports: As Election Day updates slowed to a trickle into Wednesday morning, most New Yorkers appeared to have stayed home rather than take to the streets. The NYPD had braced for protests Tuesday night over the outcome of a contentious presidential race between President Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden, dispatching officers throughout the five …

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DC And NYC Businesses Board Up Ahead Of Election

Washington DC’s CBS News affiliate reports: DC businesses are boarding up ahead of expected demonstrations throughout the week of the 2020 Election. Despite the wet weather Sunday morning, workers near Black Lives Matter Plaza were busy erecting more plywood barriers over some buildings’ windows. If you didn’t know any better, you could be forgiven if you thought they were prepping …

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“Non-Scalable” Fence To Go Up Around White House

CNN reports: Federal authorities are expected to put back into place a “non-scalable” fence around the entire perimeter of the White House on Monday as law enforcement and other agencies prepare for possible protests surrounding the election, a source with knowledge of the matter confirmed to CNN. The fence, the same type that was put up during protests this summer, …

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Walmart Reverses, Puts Guns Back On Store Shelves

The Washington Post reports: One day after announcing it had removed all guns and ammunition from store shelves because of fears of “civil unrest,” Walmart said Friday it had begun putting those items back on sales floors. The retail giant said it originally instructed store managers to move firearms and ammunition from in-store displays to a secure location in the …

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Macy’s Boards Up Flagship NYC Store Ahead Of Election

The New York Daily News reports: Macy’s is preparing for the mayhem on 34th Street. Workers on Friday were boarding the windows of the iconic flagship store in preparation of possible unrest in the days before New York and the nation cast ballots for America’s next president. NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea acknowledged that business owners have expressed concerns about lawlessness …

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Walmart Pulls Guns Off Shelves In Case Of Looting

The Hill reports: Walmart announced Thursday that it has removed ammunition and firearms from sales floors at its U.S. locations in anticipation of “civil unrest” in parts of the country. The retail giant said it was removing guns and ammunition to avoid thefts if its stores are broken into, though the company will still sell the products, The Wall Street …

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DHS Agencies Prep For Election-Related Civil Unrest

CNN reports: Two of the Department of Homeland Security’s immigration enforcement agencies are preparing for the possibility of more civil unrest amid a contentious election, according to officials, part of a concerted effort by federal and local authorities to prepare for large-scale protests. The Trump administration’s deployment of federal officers to US cities came under scrutiny this summer and drew …

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REPORT: 5M First-Time Gun Purchases So Far This Year

Reuters reports: The number of first-time buyers has skyrocketed this year, according to industry analysts, trade groups and the CEO of major gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson Brands Inc, Mark Peter Smith. In a Sept. 3 conference call with investors, Smith estimated that firearms neophytes accounted for about 40% of sales this year, an estimate he called conservative and “double …

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BROOKLYN: Ultra-Orthodox Demonstrators Wave Trump Flags, Surround And Assault Jewish Reporter [VIDEO]

Gothamist reports: Harold “Heshy” Tischler strolled onto 13th Avenue in Borough Park at 9 p.m. Wednesday night, bare-faced and hoarse from days of screaming, and into the arms of an adoring crowd. Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox demonstrators chanted his name, waving Trump and Thin Blue Lines flags as they jockeyed for a chance to meet the brash right-wing radio host leading …

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Bill Would Ban Federal Cops From Wearing Camouflage

The Stars & Stripes reports: Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., introduced a bill Wednesday that would ban the use of camouflage uniforms by federal law enforcement following criticism during the summer that federal agents assigned to control racial protests looked like National Guard troops. “The Trump administration’s decision to deploy federal law enforcement officers outfitted in camouflage uniforms in response to …

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Two Louisville Cops Shot In Night Of Protests [VIDEO]

The Louisville Courier Journal reports: Two Louisville Metro Police officers were shot in downtown Louisville Wednesday night, just eight hours after an indictment was returned in the Breonna Taylor case. Interim LMPD chief Robert Schroeder confirmed two officers were shot and sustained non life-threatening injuries. One officer is in surgery, and the other is alert and in stable condition. Schroeder …

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Joe Biden Condemns Violence By Antifa [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Joe Biden specifically condemned violence committed by Antifa during the unrest that has gripped the nation for months. He told WGAL’s Barbara Barr that he has condemned violent unrest from the beginning, and attacked President Donald Trump for not doing the same. “I condemned it across the board. The president still hasn’t condemned the far right folks coming …

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Biden Condemns Rioting In New Campaign Ad [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s campaign on Tuesday released a new ad that condemns rioting and violence as President Trump’s campaign continues to frame a Biden presidency as one that would lead to more turbulence and unrest. The Biden campaign ad, entitled “Be Not Afraid,” focuses on a portion of Biden’s Monday speech from a steel mill in …

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Joe Biden To Visit Kenosha “As Soon As Possible”

The New York Times reports: Tom Perez, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said on Tuesday that Joseph R. Biden Jr. planned to visit Kenosha “as soon as possible” to help calm the city — and slammed President Trump’s trip there as an attempt to fuel “hate.” Mr. Perez, speaking on a conference call with reporters, said Mr. Biden’s …

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WI Gov To Trump: Please Don’t Come To Kenosha

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports: Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is urging President Donald Trump not to visit Kenosha this week. In a Sunday letter to Trump, Evers wrote, “I write today to respectfully ask you to reconsider” plans to visit the Wisconsin city, which has been shaken by unrest since a Kenosha police officer shot Jacob Blake one week ago. …

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DHS Sec: We Might Send Troops To Portland [VIDEO]

Axios reports: Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told ABC’s “This Week” that “all options continue to be on the table” in terms of sending federal law enforcement into Portland to quell violent protests. On Friday, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler sent President Trump a letter rejecting his offer of federal assistance. “I do understand that there were a number of …

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Trump Retweets Video Of Portland Cultists Shooting BLM Protesters With Paintball Gun And Pepper Spray

The Daily Beast reports: Hundreds of Trump supporters, some of them armed, converged on Portland late Saturday and faced off against anti-racist protesters as part of a “cruise rally” that resulted in a spate of violent clashes and at least one fatal shooting. Portland Police confirmed on Twitter that the shooting is being investigated as a homicide.  They responded and …

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Trump To Visit Kenosha, Meet With Law Enforcement

Politico reports: President Donald Trump is to visit Kenosha, Wis., where unrest has surged over the past week in the wake of the police shooting of an unarmed African American man, Jacob Blake. during a roundtable discussion in Orange, Texas, in which state officials assessed the storm damage from Hurricane Laura, a reporter asked the president whether he would also …

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Protesters Harass Exiting RNC Attendees, Rand Paul Claims Cops Saved His Life From “Crazed Mob” [VIDEO]

CBC News reports: A crowd of protesters surrounded U.S. Sen. Rand Paul as he was leaving the White House following the Republican National Convention early Friday, shouting for the lawmaker from Kentucky to acknowledge the shooting of Breonna Taylor. Video posted on social media showed dozens of people confronting Paul and his wife, who were flanked by Metro Police, in …

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