Tag Archives: civil unrest

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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Buffalo Mayor: Assaulted Man Was A “Major Instigator”

“He was in the area after the curfew. One of the things that happened before was conflict among protesters and there was a danger of fights breaking out, and police felt it was important to clear that scene for the safety of protesters. “The instructions from police management was be careful, protect our residents and peaceful protesters and use common …

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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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Two Buffalo Cops Plead Not Guilty In Assault On Elderly Man, Fellow Officers Applaud Them Outside DA’s Office

CNN reports: Two suspended Buffalo, New York, police officers pleaded not guilty Saturday to assaulting a 75-year-old man during a protest against racism and police brutality. Both were charged with one count of assault in the second degree and have been released on their own recognizance without bail. They were arraigned via video conference and had the same attorney. The …

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PROUD BOYS: Facebook Axes 200 Accounts Linked To White Supremacist Groups Planning Protest Violence

The Associated Press reports: Facebook has removed nearly 200 social media accounts linked to white supremacy groups that planned to encourage members to attend protests over police killings of black people — in some cases with weapons, company officials said Friday. The accounts on Facebook and Instagram were tied to the Proud Boys and the American Guard, two hate groups …

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De Blasio Won’t Lift NYC Curfew Until Monday Even Though Thousands Likely To March For Ninth Night

NBC New York reports: Mayor Bill de Blasio said he won’t remove New York City’s nightly curfew before Monday morning as its effectiveness is being questioned as thousands of protesters stay out past 8 p.m. and police officers continue to arrest essential workers even as the mayor says those employees are exempt. Several New York City council members have called …

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Entire Buffalo Emergency Response Team Of 57 Officers Resigns From Unit Over Suspensions Of Cops [VIDEO]

Buffalo’s NBC News affiliate reports: News 4 has learned the entire Buffalo Police Department Emergency Response Team has resigned from the team. That’s a total of 57 officers. We’re told this is a show of support for the officers who are suspended without pay after shoving 75-year-old Martin Gugino. They are still employed, but no longer on ERT. Mayor Byron …

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DC Mayor To Trump: Remove Your Forces From My City

Axios reports: Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser formally requested in a letter dated Thursday that President Trump remove “all extraordinary federal law enforcement and military presence” in place due to the protests over the killing of George Floyd from the city. The big picture: Tensions between protesters and law enforcement in the capital have died down this week, with the …

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Tucker Carlson Endorses Demand For “Vigilante Justice”

“Who is attacking us? Mr. Esper should know this. It’s antifa. Department of Justice, NYPD, others are saying this very clearly. These are people, by the way, that we faced back in 1960’s, 70’s, and early 80’s. “These were people who were far leftists, Marx, Lenin, folks who embraced that ideology. They’ve allied with Black Panther movement and it took …

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Indianapolis Cops Beat Woman With Batons [VIDEO]

The Indianapolis Star reports: The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the actions of several officers captured on video using batons and pepper balls to subdue a woman on a downtown sidewalk Sunday night, a spokeswoman said. The video, shared widely on Twitter and Facebook, recorded what happened to two women arrested by officers at the corner of North Pennsylvania …

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Trump Shares Letter Calling DC Protesters “Terrorists”

The Insider reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday night shared a letter on Twitter in which his former attorney described protesters peacefully demonstrating against racism outside the White House as “terrorists.” Trump’s former attorney John Dowd in the letter is describing the protesters who were dispersed from Lafayette Park outside the White House on Monday by police using rubber bullets …

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Two Buffalo Cops Suspended After Shoving An Elderly Man, Police Had Claimed He “Tripped And Fell” [VIDEO]

Buffalo’s NPR affiliate reports: Shortly after Buffalo’s curfew started Thursday evening, city police and State Police swept through the area of Niagara Square directly in front of City Hall to clear the area where a protest was finishing. An unidentified, 75-year-old man was shoved by two officers in the line. The man lost his balance and fell to the pavement, …

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Area Around White House To Stay Closed Thru June 10

The Associated Press reports: The area around the White House complex, including all of Lafayette Park, will remain closed to the public until June 10 due to ongoing protests, a Secret Service spokesperson said Thursday. The entire Ellipse on the south end of the White House, E Street and its sidewalks between 15th and 17th streets, Pennsylvania Avenue between 15th …

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ACLU Sues Trump Admin Over Lafayette Park Abuses

Buzzfeed News reports: The DC chapter of the Black Lives Matter movement filed a lawsuit on Thursday accusing federal law enforcement officers of violating the constitutional rights of peaceful demonstrators who were forcibly cleared from a park north of the White House so President Donald Trump could walk through for a photo op earlier this week. The lawsuit accused officers …

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Fox Hosts Spread Lie About Protesters Planting Bricks

Vice News reports: On Wednesday morning, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea posted a video on Twitter of an NYPD officer on a street corner, facing what look like several blue plastic bins full of bricks or concrete chunks. “This is what our cops are up against,” he wrote. “Organized looters, strategically placing caches of bricks & rocks at locations throughout NYC.” …

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US Army Urges Troops: Treat Protesters With Respect

Posted to the website of the US Army: Over the past week, the country has suffered an explosion of frustration over the racial divisions that still plague us as Americans. And because your Army is a reflection of American society, those divisions live in the Army as well. We feel the frustration and anger. We felt it this week while …

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