Civil Unrest

Barr Deploys Federal Riot Teams To DC And Miami

USA Today reports: Attorney General William Barr has deployed federal riot teams to Washington, D.C., and Miami in an attempt to quell violent clashes between protesters and police. Riot teams are being sent from the federal Bureau of Prisons, while the FBI also has directed its elite Hostage Rescue Unit to help in D.C., a senior Justice Department official said …

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Trump Calls On Governors To Ban Flag Burning: We Have A Different (Supreme) Court, We’ll Back You 100%

The Daily Beast reports: A source on the call, who shared it with The Daily Beast, called Trump’s talk “unhinged” noting that it often veered off in various directions. At one point, the source said, the president brought up flag burning and encouraged states to pass laws banning it. “Flag burning is a disgrace. We have a different court. And …

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LEAKED AUDIO: Trump Rages In Call With Governors

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump lashed out at governors during a teleconference Monday following days of mass protests over the police killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis last week. “You have to dominate, if you don’t dominate you’re wasting your time. They’re going to run over you, you’re going to look like a bunch of jerks,” …

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Apple Donates To Criminal Justice Reform Nonprofit

The New York Post reports: Apple CEO Tim Cook condemned the “senseless” police killing of George Floyd in a note to employees announcing that the tech giant would donate money in response to the incident. “I have heard from so many of you that you feel afraid — afraid in your communities, afraid in your daily lives, and, most cruelly …

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Washington DC Mayor Imposes 7PM Curfew [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that she is putting the nation’s capital under an earlier curfew Monday night, moving the start time to 7 p.m. ET from 11 p.m. ET as it had been on Sunday. “Tonight, I’m ordering another curfew in Washington, D.C. We want your voices to be heard, but we also want …

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Trump “Unhinged” In Call With Governors: You Must “Dominate” Protesters, You Look Like A Bunch Of Jerks

The Washington Post reports: After pockets of the United States descended into chaos and another day of mass demonstrations over the death of yet another black man in police custody led to another night of fire and fury, President Trump urged governors to use force to take back the streets. During a conference call Monday with state leaders, Trump repeatedly …

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Obama: Don’t Excuse Or Rationalize Violent Protests

Barack Obama writes for Medium: As millions of people across the country take to the streets and raise their voices in response to the killing of George Floyd and the ongoing problem of unequal justice, many people have reached out asking how we can sustain momentum to bring about real change. Ultimately, it’s going to be up to a new …

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Trucker Arrested After Barreling Towards Protesters

CBS News reports: Video captured by CBS Minnesota and a webcam shows a tanker truck apparently trying to plow through a large crowd of protesters on Interstate 35W in Minneapolis on Sunday night. Officials said the man is under arrest and was taken to a local medical center with non-life-threatening injuries. Footage shows a tanker truck approaching the throng of …

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Experts Warn Mass Protests May Bring New Outbreaks

The New York Times reports: Mass protests against police brutality that have brought thousands of people out of their homes and onto the streets in cities across America are raising the specter of new coronavirus outbreaks, prompting political leaders, physicians and public health experts to warn that the crowds could cause a surge in cases. While many political leaders affirmed …

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Two Atlanta Cops Fired After Violent Arrest [VIDEO]

Atlanta’s CBS News affiliate reports: Two Atlanta police officers who tased and pulled two Atlanta University Center students from a car on Saturday night have been terminated. Three other officers were placed on desk duty pending further investigation. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms made the announcement during a press conference late on Sunday. CBS46 cameras were rolling as Messiah Young, 22, …

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New Lincoln Project Ad Hits Trump On Race Relations

Mediaite reports: The group of anti-Trump Republican leaders known as The Lincoln Group has produced a new political attack ad that goes over President Donald Trump’s past rhetoric regarding his record on race and White House failed efforts to unite the nation. The ad first appeared on CNN and the new TV ad focuses on the Confederate flag as not …

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Fires Set Near White House In Sixth Day Of Unrest

The Hill reports: Firefighters in Washington, D.C. responded to numerous blazes set intentionally by protesters in the city Sunday evening as protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody moved into their sixth day nationwide. Multiple news outlets reported that a fire erupted at historic St. John’s Church, a landmark where presidents have attended services since the 1800s, …

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