Tag Archives: civil unrest

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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Joe Biden To Hold “Community Meeting” In Kenosha

The Washington Post reports: Biden and his wife, Jill, will travel Thursday to Kenosha, Wis., which has been the site of both peaceful mass demonstrations and damaging riots in which businesses have been looted and burned following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. The former vice president “will hold a community meeting in Kenosha to bring together Americans to heal …

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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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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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Rand Paul Demands FBI Arrest The “Paid Anarchists” Who Shouted At Him Outside The White House [VIDEO]

Fox News reports: Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told “Fox & Friends” he believes he would have been killed if not for the police when he and his wife were surrounded and attacked by a “mob” yelling threats and pushing police upon exiting the White House after President Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention (RNC) Thursday night. The Pauls …

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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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Pence Won’t Speak At Wisconsin College Due To Unrest

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports: Wisconsin Lutheran College said Vice President Mike Pence won’t serve as the school’s commencement speaker Thursday after “careful consideration of the escalating events in Kenosha.” The college, which is in Milwaukee, said it has chosen Rev. Mark Jeske of St. Marcus Lutheran Church as a substitute speaker for Saturday’s event. The commencement is not on …

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KENOSHA: Two Protesters Killed By Alleged Vigilante

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: Kenosha Police said early Wednesday morning that two people had been shot and killed and a third injured during protests over the shooting of Jacob Blake; authorities were looking for a man armed with a long gun. Earlier Wednesday, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that one victim had been shot in …

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Chicago Lifts Downtown Bridges After Night Of Looting

CBS Chicago reports: Streets and bridges are being closed as downtown Chicago is shut down amid looting and unrest Monday. All bridges are being raised along the river throughout The Loop. Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management announced street closures throughout areas in the Magnificent Mile, Gold Coast and South Loop. CTA bus and train service to The Loop has been …

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NYPD Accused Of “Kidnapping” Teen Protester [VIDEO]

ABC New York reports: An anti-police protester has been released following an arrest that has protesters and some New York City elected officials demanding answers. 18-year-old Nikki Stone, a trans woman from the Lower East Side, was released at 1 a.m. Wednesday to cheers from her fellow protesters. She said she had some scrapes on her knees but was otherwise …

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Oregon Sues Federal Agencies Over Portland Abuses

Oregon Public Radio reports: The Oregon Department of Justice is suing several federal agencies for civil rights abuses, and state prosecutors will potentially pursue criminal charges against a federal officer who seriously injured a protester. The federal lawsuit names the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Marshals Service, the United States Customs and Border Protection and the Federal Protective …

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National Police Group Endorses Trump, Didn’t In 2016

Fox News reports: The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) endorsed President Trump’s reelection Wednesday, praising his “steadfast and very public support” for law enforcement. NAPO did not endorse a candidate in the 2016 election but endorsed Obama and Biden in both the 2008 and 2012 elections. NAPO President Michael McHale said Trump’s support is needed “during this time of …

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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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Trump Blames Buffalo Protester For Assault By Police

The Daily Beast reports: In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, President Trump essentially said the fact that Martin Gugino has a brain injury and can’t walk is his own fault. “These police, they meant business,” he said of the night in question. “They were walking and he puts himself right there. And you could tell they knew him. …

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Senior State Official Quits Over Trump’s Racist Actions

The Washington Post reports: A senior State Department official who has served in the Trump administration since its first day is resigning over President Trump’s recent handling of racial tensions across the country — saying that the president’s actions “cut sharply against my core values and convictions.” Mary Elizabeth Taylor, the assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs, submitted her …

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Poll: American “Happiness” At Lowest Level In 50 Years

The Associated Press reports: Spoiler alert: 2020 has been rough on the American psyche. Folks in the U.S. are more unhappy today than they’ve been in nearly 50 years. This bold — yet unsurprising — conclusion comes from the COVID Response Tracking Study, conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago. It finds that just 14% of American adults say …

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Trump: “Chokeholds Sound So Innocent, So Perfect”

“Sometimes if you’re alone and you’re fighting somebody, it’s tough. We have some real bad people. You saw that in the last couple of weeks. I think the concept of chokeholds sounds so innocent, so perfect, and then you realize if it’s a 1-on-1. Now if it’s 2-on-1 that’s a little bit of a different story. Depending on the toughness …

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Johnson Condemns Protests: “Stay Away From Them”

The New York Times reports: Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain on Friday made a series of critical comments about large anti-discrimination protests that were prompted by the death of George Floyd, and said people “should not support” the demonstrations. With more rallies planned in London and across the country this weekend, Mr. Johnson risked drawing outrage, as he urged …

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