Civil Unrest

Cuomo Blasts De Blasio: He Didn’t Do His Job [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Gov. Cuomo said Tuesday the NYPD and Mayor de Blasio must “do a better job” at curbing looting and widespread chaos erupting amid civil unrest over police brutality against African-Americans. “The police in New York City were not effective at doing their job last night. Period,” the governor said during a press briefing in …

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Tiffany Trump Joins Black Lives Matter “Blackout”

The Independent reports: President Donald Trump’s daughter Tiffany Trump joined the Black Lives Matter Instagram blackout on Tuesday amid nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd. On her Instagram post, Trump also attached a quote from Helen Keller and the hashtags “#blackoutTuesday” and “#justiceforgeorgefloyd.” The blackout posts “are intended as a way of expressing solidarity with the Black Lives …

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New York AG Threatens To Sue If Troops Are Deployed: Trump “Does Not And Will Not Dominate New York”

AM New York reports: New York Attorney General James did not mince words when threatening legal action against President Trump, whose address to the nation Monday included warnings of military deployment to quell the protests that have risen from the murder of George Floyd by Minnesota police. “The President of the United States is not a dictator, and President Trump …

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Junior Shared White Supremacists’ Fake Antifa Tweet

Reuters reports: A Twitter account that tweeted a call to violence and claimed to be representing the position of “Antifa” was in fact created by a known white supremacist group, Twitter said Monday. The company removed the account. The fake account, @ANTIFA_US, tweeted Sunday, “ALERT Tonight’s the night, Comrades Tonight we say “F**k The City” and we move into the …

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DC Archbishop Condemns As Trump Visits Papal Shrine

The Washington Post reports: President Donald Trump visited a D.C. shrine honoring Pope John Paul II on Tuesday, a day after his appearance in front of an Episcopal church across from the White House set off a controversy because it involved aggressively clearing peaceful protesters. In a statement Tuesday morning as the president was arriving, Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory slammed …

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Trump Celebrates NYC “Ripped To Pieces By Scum”

CNN reports: The President has tweeted about last night’s protests in New York after a night of unrest and widespread looting. “New York was lost to the looters, thugs, Radical Left, and all others forms of Lowlife & Scum. The Governor refuses to accept my offer of a dominating National Guard. NYC was ripped to pieces,” he tweeted. On Monday, …

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WH Posts Propaganda Clip Of Bible Stunt [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: On Monday, police and National Guard troops descended on peaceful protesters in Lafayette Park in order to clear the way for Trump to stroll over to St. John’s Episcopal Church so he could pose with a Bible like it was some award from a group he’d never heard of but was still willing to accept an award from …

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Rubio: Protesters At WH Got What They Deserved

The Hill reports: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Monday that the protesters removed from Lafayette Park “deliberately stayed to trigger police action.” The Florida senator tweeted that “many in the media fell for the calculated & deliberate tactics of professional agitators.” Law enforcement deployed tear gas into a crowd of peaceful protesters outside Lafayette Park across the street from the …

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Fake Antifa Account Was Run By White Supremacists

NBC News reports: A Twitter account claiming to belong to a national “antifa” organization and pushing violent rhetoric related to ongoing protests has been linked to the white nationalist group Identity Evropa, according to a Twitter spokesperson. The spokesperson said the account violated the company’s platform manipulation and spam policy, specifically the creation of fake accounts. Twitter suspended the account …

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Biden Blasts Trump’s Photo Op: “We Must Defeat Him”

Agence France-Presse reports: US President Donald Trump spurred fresh outrage Monday after police used tear gas to clear protesters from outside the White House so he could pose for photographs at a nearby church damaged during civil unrest. The move earned him a sharp rebuke from the city mayor, the Episcopal bishop, and leading Democrats including former vice president Joe …

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NYPD Officers Run Over In Bronx, Greenwich Village

The New York Daily News reports: Startling video obtained by the Daily News shows an SUV full of suspected looters ram into a police officer trying to stop them in Greenwich Village early Monday. The video shows several men running along W. 8th St. just after 3:20 a.m., items in their arms. Three hop into a waiting SUV, as a …

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Looters Again Rampage Across Manhattan [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: Disturbing footage shows swarms of looters rushing into one of the world’s most famous stores — Macy’s flagship on Herald Square — as Midtown descended into chaos overnight. One overhead video showed looters racing into one of the entrances Monday night — with only a small unexplained explosion seeming to halt the rush. “NYC curfew …

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Furious Over Bunker Report, Trump Staged Bible Pose

The Washington Post reports: Trump’s decision to speak to the nation from the Rose Garden and to visit the church came together earlier in the day, said one senior White House official, who like others spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. The president was upset about news coverage of him briefly retreating to the White House …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Speaks On Nationwide Civil Unrest

CNN reports: White House aides were instructed Monday to begin preparing for a possible statement by President Donald Trump from the Rose Garden, two officials told CNN, providing a venue for the President to address growing racial unrest gripping the country. Officials described the plans as tentative, but said the statement could come at 6 or 6:30 p.m. ET. The …

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REPORT: Trump May Invoke 1807’s Insurrection Act

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump could announce as early as Monday night that he’s invoking a 213-year-old federal law that would allow him to deploy active-duty U.S. troops to respond to protests in cities across the country, according to four people familiar with the decision. The military police forces would come from Fort Bragg in North Carolina and possibly …

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Trump Cultists Call For Lethal Force Against Protesters

Jared Holt reports at Right Wing Watch: Right-wing politicians and personalities have demanded that the nation’s police engage in extrajudicial acts of violence against people protesting the ​police killing of George Floyd. Cassandra Fairbanks, a far-right media personality, posted messages throughout the weekend calling for protesters to be harmed and killed by the government, expressing her desire for Trump to …

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Joe Biden: Trump Is “Breathing Oxygen Into Hate”

The Associated Press reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden argued the comments made by President Trump are encouraging violence amid a wave of protests interspersed with rioting across the country sparked by the death of a black man in Minnesota who died after a white police officer put his knee on the man’s neck for 8 minutes. Biden, speaking with …

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Cuomo Announces NYC Curfew Starting 11PM Tonight

Newsday reports: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced an overnight curfew in New York City will be instituted Monday night and more than 8,000 NYPD officers will be on city streets as officials look to stem the violent protests. Cuomo, in a joint statement with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, said the curfew would begin at 11 p.m. and stretch until …

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Independent Autopsy: “Floyd Died Of Asphyxiation”

The Associated Press reports: An autopsy commissioned for George Floyd’s family found that Floyd died of asphyxiation due to neck and back compression when a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes and ignored his cries of distress, the Floyd family’s attorneys said Monday. The autopsy by a doctor who also examined Eric Garner’s body found the …

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De Blasio: Protesters, You Made Your Point, Stay Home

The New York Post reports: Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday its is time for protesters taking to the streets over the police-involved death of George Floyd to “stay home” as he warned that there could be a spike in coronavirus infections. “You’ve made your point. It’s time to stay home,” de Blasio said during his daily City Hall press …

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