Which party promotes hate speech and violence?

Within a few hours of the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona, there were attempts by the Left to pin the blame on the Tea Party movement or other conservative entities.  The suspect in the case turned out to be a lunatic who was a big fan of both the "Communist Manifesto" and "Mein Kampf."  Not exactly a right-winger.

Years ago, President Obama encouraged his supporters to establish a thugocracy, and we got a taste of it at the tea party events and town hall meetings in 2009.

A few representatives from the Black Panthers were involved in a voter intimidation incident at a Philadelphia polling place on election day in 2008, and there is no question that the Obama administration approved of it, at least after the fact.

Examples of violence and strife associated with organized labor can be found here.

And then you have the eco-terrorists, who attack chinchilla farms, throw dye on fur coats, burn down legitimate businesses and deliberately disrupt military training and testing, with no condemnation from the Left.  A parallel path is being followed by animal rights activists, who value animals (and in some cases, plants) more than human lives.

The most widespread violence in America today is hardly talked about at all:  It goes by the name of abortion which is a fundamental component of the Democratic Party platform.

Sometimes the militarized police are used as a weapon, in a practice known as SWATting.

Most recently, the election of Donald Trump has prompted a series of violent and destructive riots on the west coast.

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Revolution 2020.  [Scroll down]  Nothing encourages, amplifies, and seemingly justifies extreme sentiments as does being part of a unanimous chorus, a crowd, a mob.  Success supercharges them.  The Resistance fostered in the ruling class's members the sense that they were more right, more superior, and more entitled than they had ever imagined.  It made millions of people feel bigger, and better about themselves than they ever had.  Ruling class violence started on inauguration day 2017 and grew unceasingly, at first an ominous background to all manner of bureaucratic, oligarchic, and media attacks on the election's winners.  But note well that the black-clad burners and looters were the very opposite of a proletariat and that, Marxist rhetoric aside, they never attacked the wealthy or the powerful — not Wall Street, nor major corporations, certainly not any government, never mind Google, Facebook, or Twitter, America's most powerful monopolies, or corporate officials.  Instead, they received financial contributions from these sources.  The violent ones were as troops in the service of the powerful, out to crush the spirit of rebellious subjects.  Some Marxists!

Eerie parallels between Antifa and the Chinese Cultural Revolution.  If you think the tactics and rhetoric of Antifa and Black Lives Matter demonstrators in America's streets are new, think again.  They're old. [...] This activity 54 years ago happened in Communist China.  The name of the student movement was the Red Guards.  They were inspired and encouraged by the chairman of the Chinese communist party, Mao Zedong.  He dubbed this violent reign of terror the "Cultural Revolution."  The goal of the Cultural Revolution was to eliminate what Mao called the "Four Olds."  The four olds were Old Customs, Old Culture, Old Habits and Old Ideas — everything that pre-dated communism in China.  Mao saw them as a threat to his communist rule, so he unleashed the Red Guards to eliminate them.  The Four Olds had to be replaced with new customs, new culture, new habits and new ideas — communist customs, communist culture, communist habits and communist ideas.  The Red Guards didn't start out by killing people and destroying property.  They started out with intimidation to back up Mao's cultural revolution to change place names, especially street names.

The Riots:  More Questions than Answers.  As we've watched what has been taking place, a number of obvious questions came to mind:
  •   How can there be any doubt that this an interstate operation?  In city after city, the tactics, banners, clothing, weaponry, etc., have been virtually identical.  Vans with supplies traveling cross-country have been intercepted.  Out-of-state perpetrators have been arrested.  It's obviously being centrally planned and coordinated.
  •   Where do these "local protesters" get their lasers, explosives, military helmets, protective gloves, body armor, and other deadly weaponry?  Someone selects them, orders them, pays for them, and delivers them.  Who instructs them how to use all these things?
  •   Where do they get their guns?  Most of the rioters with guns don't appear to have much experience with firearms.
  •   How do they happen to bring the right "tools" for the job?  For example, the rioters who destroyed the Kenosha, WI, car dealership came with sledgehammer-like hardware to bash in all the car windows and firebombs to set everything on fire.  When confronting police they have lasers to blind them, bricks injure them, and bottles of urine to throw at them.  When breaking into stores they have the weaponry for that.
  •   Who masterminded all this?  The idea of staging riots across America, the large-scale propaganda campaign, and the intense ideology behind it did not suddenly appear when George Floyd died.  It has clearly been in the works for a long time by dedicated radicals.

Democrats Are Trying To Threaten Their Way Into Power.  Remember "Occupy Wall Street"?  That was the "great people's movement" that was going to take down capitalism.  It was a false start.  Plagued with hygiene and sexual assault issues (which, as I reported in 2011, they encouraged victims to handle in-house and avoid police), the stationary mob fell apart.  But they learned from that experience.  Static mobs of mentally unstable people will turn on each other, violently and sexually.  CHOP/CHAZ in Seattle reaffirmed that.  But BLM-ANTIFA realized a roving mob, one that went home or wherever they go, and reconvenes at night, or commutes around the country, won't have as much free time on their hands near others to engage in such "inconveniences."  They were ready to be helpful to the Democratic Party, and the Democratic Party was ready for that help.  In the mess of violence, the immediate target became police, but it still, ultimately is the president.  Police are just a proxy to keep the fire burning until people vote.  That leads us to this new trend on the left: stating plainly that the violence will continue, and probably get worse, unless Donald Trump loses in November.

The Enemy is Within.  Watching Democrat-aligned radicals raze our cities over the past three months has felt like a thousand mini-Pearl Harbors — only the enemy is within and the damage is in our backyards.  While beleaguered Democrats dig their own graves as they prop up the riots, the ordeal has been exhausting, dispiriting, and frustrating for the rest of us.  Evidence of an alliance between Democrats and BLM couldn't be more glaring.  Pernicious riots have persisted, unchallenged, in Democrat strongholds with the imprimatur of untold Democrat mayors, city councils, and governors.  The Democrat media delivers the news with an Orwellian blackout of the word "riot" as our cities immolate before our very eyes.

Biden spokesman cries foul when asked if Biden uses a teleprompter.  [Scroll down]  And for the Democrats, that still wasn't enough.  They used the excuse of a violent ex-felon's overdose-related death to justify mass protests across American cities.  And when Black Lives Matter, the ideological arm of the New Democrat Party, met up with Antifa, the military arm of the New Democrat Party, the misery multiplied as riots and looting spread from city to city.  Minneapolis suffered half a billion dollars in damages, many to black communities, and may take decades to recover.  Tiny Kenosha, Wisconsin, suffered $50 million in damages when a violent accused rapist was shot after fighting with police and appearing to reach for a weapon to use against them.  Portland and Seattle have daily battles going on between police and paramilitary mobs.  Chicago's been through the looting wringer twice now.

39 Photos Capture America's Summer of Riots, Arson, and Looting.  Violent riots and looting have spread like an infectious disease across America in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.  Rioters' demands for justice quickly spiraled into calls to defund police departments across America.  Demonstrators have set businesses on fire, looted shops, and carried out planned attacks against police officers and federal buildings.  Here are 39 photos taken since the end of May, capturing the chaos caused by demonstrators in Portland, Oregon; Seattle; New York City; Chicago; Atlanta; Minneapolis; Richmond, Virginia; Miami; Kenosha, Wisconsin; and the District of Columbia.

Here Are The 269 Companies Who Are Supporting BLM & Antifa.  The full list is below and it includes at least one statement per company: [...]

Antifa Aren't Revolutionaries — They Serve The Powers That Be.  Antifa, short for "anti-fascist," is a far-left movement dedicated to fighting whatever its adherents think is fascism.  It's a loose organization without a clear structure or public leaders.  Its name comes from a Communist-organized group in Weimar Germany.  Unlike their ancestors, most American Antifa would better be described as anarchists rather than Communists.  But it's a mistake to think of Antifa as particularly ideological.  Yes, they are extreme leftists, but what primarily defines them is who they target and the goals advanced by their violence.  And it's not exactly Communism.  Antifa may describe themselves as anti-capitalists, but they don't target capital.  They're not intimidating corporate CEOs or rioting over jobs being shipped overseas.  They don't try to shut down banks or financial institutions.  They focus exclusively on enemies they share with mainstream liberals — Trump supporters, the police, ICE, the "alt-Right," conservatives, etc.  They never seem to go after targets that would draw condemnation from liberal elites.  With the exception of the police and some politicians, they go after powerless people.  It's easy for them to sucker punch a random Trump supporter in the street.  That person's story will never be told in the media and reporters will believe whatever lies Antifa spread about their victims.

What Is the Violence in American Cities All About?  As with most cultural revolutions that wish to start things over at "year zero," the violence is aimed at America's past in order to change its present and future.  The targets are not just the old majority culture but also classical statues and buildings, hallowed institutions, religious icons, the renowned names of streets and plazas, and almost every representation of tradition and authority.  For the majority of Americans who do not buy into the revolution, it all seems so surreal — and hypocritical. [...] The point of the mob is to wipe out what it cannot create.  It topples what it can neither match nor even comprehend.  It would erode the very system that ensures it singular freedom, leisure and historic affluence.  The brand of the anarchist is not logic but envy-driven power: to take it, to keep it, and to use it against purported enemies — which would otherwise be impossible in times of calm or through the ballot box.

The Choice Before Us.  Back at home, left-wing radicals burn Bibles, assault and murder policemen and civilians, set fire to courthouses, vandalize and loot all manner of businesses.  On Friday [7/30/2020], thugs in Portland placed a pig's head on an American flag outside the city's Justice Center.  They put a policeman's cap atop it, doused it with a firestarter, and set it aflame.  The name of George Floyd, the career criminal who died in police custody at the end of May, was at first invoked mantra-like to justify or at least to explain this explosion of savagery.  Now, a couple of months later, there are still ritual invocations of his name but, really, you don't hear too much about Floyd.  The real agenda has come more and more to the fore.  Barack Obama summed it up when he said, in 2008, that he was after the fundamental transformation of the United States of America.  Cities like Portland give us a glimpse of what that transformation would entail.  The clips of the savages burning Bibles put me in mind of Heinrich Heine's solemn observation that Dort wo man Búcher verbrennt, verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen:  "Wherever people burn books, they also end up burning men."  It may seem melodramatic, but here is the awful choice we face: the choice between the spirit of mayhem, burning pigs' heads, and burning Bibles, on the one side, and the traditional American spirit that cherishes the rule of law, free expression, and fructifying engines of prosperity, on the other.

Antifa Gives Progressives a Tin-Pot Dictator High.  Antifa, short for the German word antifashistisch, is a congerie of anarchists, socialists, Communists, liberals, and social democrats who disrupt, break, beat, and make it physically impossible for those whom they deem fascists, capitalists, white supremacists, etc. to carry on their activities.  Antifa's slogan is "abolish capitalism, antifascist action, smash fascism."  Their members dress in black, wear masks, and fight under black and red banners.  Footage of their violence is readily available online.  In recent years, similarly violent groups have "occupied" Wall Street, shut down freeways in Chicago and Oakland, California, disrupted Trump's campaign rallies, trashed Washington, D.C. during the 2017 presidential inaugural, and chased conservative speakers from college campuses.

Antifa: Role Playing Cowards.  Antifa, as the name suggests, purports to be an anti-fascist group.  Its members believe that President Trump is trying to push an anti-liberal, anti-socialist, violently exclusionary, expansionist nationalist agenda.  Well, this is simply not the case.  For all the division and acrimony in political debate and online, American society is, by international and historical standards, strikingly liberal and tolerant.  In fact, America has never been safer.  Crime has dramatically fallen over the past decade — both violent and non-violent.  Truly fascist dictatorships suppress individual liberties, imprison opponents, and forbid strikes.  Does this sound like the United States of 2019?

The Liberal War On You.  We are witnessing the death of the liberal political machine that the elite has operated since the end of World War II, and everything that it is doing to conservatives right now — the censorship, the threats, the intimidation, the violence — is proof that it is dying.  These are not the acts of an ideology in ascendance but rather of a scurrilous political paradigm in precipitous decline.  And it's only going to get worse as those losing their grip on political and cultural power desperately try to hold onto it in the face of our populist revolt.  Be prepared.  It's going to get uglier.

Sanctimony in politics leads to violence.  Violence by Antifa thugs in Portland, Oregon, this weekend — while police stood by and watched — is the result of the holier-than-thou approach to politics of Democrats.  Liberals created and fostered this atmosphere by branding the opposition as evil in 2016.  Topping the list were Hillary's basket of deplorables speech and Biden calling supporters of Donald John Trump the dregs of society.  Portraying their opponents as subhuman ogres gave license to their brownshirt brigade to attack Trump supporters, and the Antifa thugs have.

Hundreds of Examples of Anti-Trump Violence Committed by Liberals.  In the wake of the recent pipe bomb scares targeting liberal public figures, the narrative that President Donald Trump's rhetoric is inciting extremism went into overdrive.  Indeed, those who said nothing about "toxic rhetoric" when Steve Scalise was nearly shot to death are now happy to pretend that it's only Trump that has inflammatory rhetoric.  The horse blinders truly are on those liberal pundits — as they've managed to ignore literally dozens of examples of both physical attacks and threats of violence against Republicans earlier in October.

639 Acts of Media-Approved Violence and Harassment Against Trump Supporters.  When not calling Trump supporters "Nazis" as a means to dehumanize us, the establishment media like to whine about the lack of civility in American politics, even as they cover up, ignore, downplay, or straight-up approve of the wave of violence and public harassment we are seeing against supporters of President Trump.  It is open season on Trump supporters, and the media is only fomenting, encouraging, excusing, and hoping for more.  The media are now openly calling Trump supporters "Nazis" and are blaming Trump for a mass murder he had nothing to do with.  This, of course, is a form of harassment because it incites and justifies mob violence.

The Left's Accusation That The Right Is Fascist Is Simply Psychological Projection.  [Scroll down]  Antifa is politics as performative recreation — cosplay and LARPing livened by harassment, vandalism, and moderate violence.  The tactics Williamson observed in Portland, "marching through the streets chanting the usual obscenities... blocking traffic, engaging in the casual lawlessness now associated with this city," are not those of hardened revolutionaries and resistance fighters, but of perpetual adolescents staving off ennui.  They are not much of a threat.  The police could quickly clear them out if the feckless city leadership gave them permission, and if the GOP really were fascists then the black-mask LARPers would have been long dead.  Portland still harbors many well-armed Republicans, some of whom possess enough firepower to singlehandedly gun down all of Antifa.  The danger of Antifa is not that they will do much damage themselves, but that they will normalize political violence for those who would be good at it.  Real political violence is a dreadful thing, and those who yearn for it are ignorant, depraved, or both.  The bitterness of civil conflict and war is driven not only by cruelty, ideological fervor, and vengeance, but also by fear.

The Rhetorical Art of Blame-Laying.  As a public service, here are some things that are in no way responsible for creating a "climate of political violence" in the United States:
  •   Public performances of plays that depict the execution of Trump-like figures.
  •   Publishing a Trump assassination fantasy in the New York Times. [...]
  •   The recent use of violent rhetoric by presidents on the left: for example, when Barack Obama advises supporters to oppose opponents by saying if "they bring a knife, we bring a gun."
  •   The media's valorization of virtue-signaling celebrities who make threats against the president's family, disparage his supporters, encourage public violence, or create violent images like the mock-decapitation of the president.
  •   Antifa's (and associated groups') violent responses to peaceful exercises of conservative speech in public spaces.
  •   Leftists running high-profile conservatives out of restaurants.
  •   Maxine Waters' encouragements of those who would use violent methods to signify their opposition to the Trump Administration.
  •   Hillary Clinton's call for a hiatus on civility until Democrats regain control of the government. [...]

Media pretend left-wing mobs of protesters aren't really mobs.  Journalists spent last week rewriting history as it happened and denying the thuggery of left-wing protests.  It was like watching a reality TV version of "1984."  President Trump helped get the show rolling when he called left-wing protesters "an angry mob" and Republicans and conservative groups picked up the term.  It was repeated in several videos and in a key GOP commercial that highlighted scenes of violence.  The scenes in the commercial included:  the rioting and arson that took place protesting President Trump's inauguration; attacks on Trump campaign events; harassment of members of Congress; and protesters pounding on the Supreme Court doors to object to the Senate confirmation of now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.  This was all more than the media could stand and they spent the week trying to disprove reality.

Of Course The Liberal Mob Is Real.  Expect the mob to continue to rage, well-funded and emboldened by the passive encouragement from their leaders.  But a word of warning, if you are vocal with your politics you should keep your head on a swivel.  Any child lacking discipline will inevitably test boundaries and cross lines, but a child is one person and will eventually tire.  A mob feeds off itself, off its members, and people in a group will go much further than any of them would alone.  In other words, no matter how insistent the likes of Don Lemon Brooke Baldwin are that they don't exist, the mob is here for the foreseeable future.  And it's only going to get worse.

The Rise of the Dazis and Mob Rule.  Antifa acts as a military wing of the Democrat Party, the media acts as the propaganda wing of the Democrat Party, a shadow government is installed by the Democrat Party to act as a foil to the Republican Party, including sabotaging the government apparatus in order to remain in power despite the outcome of elections.  This is a shadow government, impervious to the will of the people.  But, none of this will result in an actual overthrow of the government, it can only manipulate the current government into suicidal policies. 

Why the Left Is Consumed With Hate.  Even before President Trump's election, hatred had begun to emerge on the American left — counterintuitively, as an assertion of guilelessness and moral superiority. [...] For many on the left a hateful anti-Americanism has become a self-congratulatory lifestyle.  "America was never that great," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently said.  For radical groups like Black Lives Matter, hatred of America is a theme of identity, a display of racial pride.  For other leftists, hate is a license.  Conservative speakers can be shouted down, even assaulted, on university campuses.  Republican officials can be harassed in restaurants, in the street, in front of their homes.  Certain leaders of the left — Rep. Maxine Waters comes to mind — are self-appointed practitioners of hate, urging their followers to think of hatred as power itself.  How did the American left — conceived to bring more compassion and justice to the world — become so given to hate?

Death to the Rule of Law.  [Scroll down]  Fast forward to today.  Well over 500 — and growing daily — documented incidents of leftist violence against supporters of our legally, duly elected president, Donald J. Trump.  The attacks have all been unprovoked.  Period.  Attacks, too, on the police all over the country have increased exponentially.  However, what should concern Americans the most is the growing number of Democrat politicians complicit in the violence.  The most recent is the far left Democrat mayor of Portland, Oregon, Ted Wheeler, who refused to give police protection from violent protesters outside the federal building housing the ICE offices in Portland.  Under his leadership, Portland has become a safe home for Antifa and the scene of now-predictable violent attacks on Americans exercising their 1st Amendment rights.

This isn't culture war.  It's worse.  [Scroll down]  Unlike the prog caricature of us, we're responsible people.  When we gather in large numbers, you almost can't tell we were ever there because we clean up behind ourselves.  We speak quietly and respectfully, treat our women like ladies, and control our kids.  Nobody fears normals because nobody has any reason to.  This contrasts starkly with progs, who gather in large numbers to riot, scream obscenities, carry signs, and trash the place.  They get up in others' faces and scream and rage as if out of control, sometimes putting a normal person in fear for his life.  All this is intended to communicate public unhappiness over this issue or that, but all it really puts across is that a bunch of wilding lunatics are loose again.  Liberals, similar to but reputedly more reasonable than progs, always notice the single MAGA hat in a crowd but never the destructive prog behavior raging all around them.  And it's liberals who write the columns and tweets next day, dripping venom about the hateful normals.

The Top 50 Liberal Media Bias Examples.  [#26] Occupy Wall Street:  The media fell in love with Occupy Wall Street protests from the second they began.  All reportage on these violent, crime-filled events has been suffused with a touch of sweetness and light by the media.  Unreported has been the over 400 crimes committed by Occupiers not to mention the many thousands of small laws like local ordinances and rules that have been broken across the country.  At these Occupy events we've seen rapes, thefts, rampant property destruction, drug abuse, some gun violence, even deaths have occurred at these protests.  Yet the media is reticent to cover these crimes.  This is a kindness the media never extended to the Tea Party movement.

Left-Wing Political Violence in America:
  •   Missouri Senator: 'I Hope Trump Is Assassinated'
  •   Portland Rose Parade canceled after 'antifascists' threaten GOP marchers
  •   Riot Forces Cancellation Of Yiannopoulos Talk At UC Berkeley
  •   Threats Against EPA Employees Up 50% Under Trump Admin.
  •   Prosecutors file new charges against inauguration protesters who rioted, torched immigrant's limo
  •   Increasing threats to Homeland Security include burned animal carcass left on staffer's porch
  •   Leftist MOB Beats, Kicks, Pummels TRUMP Supporter for Wearing #MAGA Hat
  •   Republican headquarters in North Carolina firebombed
  •   California man arrested for threatening to kill FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's family over net neutrality

Assertions Of Ownership.  It's my practice to take a strong line with leftists, regardless of the subject.  They dislike that, and do their best to shout me down.  As it happens, I can't be shouted down; I have a bull elephant roar that causes cancer in laboratory rats and kills canaries outright.  Beyond that, I usually possess the evidence required to support my stances.  They don't.  The Left's claims to "own" an issue are attempts to preclude rational examination of it for precisely that reason.  As Victor Marguerite once wrote, "The Fascists cannot argue, so they kill."  But of course!  If you can't prevail by the rules of reasoned discussion, abandon the rules.  Prevail by intimidation or coercion.  That's what would-be totalitarians have done throughout history.  While the Left hasn't yet resorted to murder on any noticeable scale, the threshold for that sort of "response" is drawing near.

From Conspiracy Theories to Conspiracies.  [D]id anyone believe that in the year 2017 the losing side in an American election would immediately dub itself the "Resistance" — channeling the World War II nomenclature of the guerrilla campaign against the Nazi occupation of France?  Or that the defeated candidate Hillary Clinton would formally embrace the imagery of liberationist patriots fighting a Nazi-like Trump's occupation of the United States?  One ingredient for removing a president would entail a nonstop effort by the opposition to use the courts, the legislative branch, the investigatory agencies, and the administrative state to discredit, undermine, and remove an elected government.

Explaining the Narcissistic Rage of the Left.  How to account for the scorched-earth hatred of Donald Trump?  He inspires a darkly fanatical dislike, disapproval, and disgust in his most ardent detractors.  He is a distillation for millions of unhappy Americans of all things repugnant, repulsive, and wretched.  The fever pitch at which he has been mocked, ridiculed, condemned, and threatened is beyond anything anyone in living memory has been subject to — let alone a sitting American president.  From Colbert's "holster" to Madonna's fantasy of blowing up the White House to Kathy Griffin's decapitation stunt, and De Niro's thug life wish to "punch him in the face," the gloves are most certainly off — if only to better grasp a bludgeon.  And that's just the celebrities.  Even a state senator from Missouri hoped for Trump's assassination on Facebook.

The Best Quotes of 2017.  [#2]  "It's tough to have a multicultural society with people who want you dead."

Judicial Anarchism.  [Scroll down]  History is full of examples where the ruling class either lost control or lost the moral authority to maintain control.  Every revolution in history follows this model to some degree.  What we are seeing in modern America is a strange combination of how order breaks down in a society.  The American ruling class is coming to the conclusion that the rules really don't work for them.  They don't have the will or ability to simply toss them aside and impose a new order, but they refuse to allow the old rules to limit their power.

Leftist police chiefs and leftist rioters — a dangerous combination
  •   In April 2015, when rioters took the streets of Baltimore to protest Freddie Gray's death, the police were told to stand down.  Progressive mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake famously (or infamously) stated openly, "We gave those who wished to destroy space to do that."
  •   In February 2017, when violent rioters stopped Milo Yiannapoulos from speaking on the Berkeley campus and then took to the streets, although the cops assembled, they did not act.  Subsequent orders were that they were told to stand down.  It came to light later that Berkeley's mayor was a member of an Antifa Facebook group.
  •   In August 2017, in Charlottevilles, Virginia, after fascists from the Left and fascists from the Right clashed, leading a schizophrenic to use a car as a weapon, it emerged that the Democrat mayor had given the police orders to stand down — even though it was apparent that both sides in this pond scum protest came ready to do violence.
Do you see a pattern?

The Coming Violence of the Left.  [Scroll down]  Again, the trend you see with this cargo cult is that it is women out front, trying to push for violence and bloodshed.  This is similar to what happened in the radical groups of the 60's and 70's.  Many of the most violent members of the Black Panthers were women.  The Weather Underground was led by a women, Bernardine Dohrn.  The radicalism of the 1960's was initially led by males, but in time women took over and it became more violent and less coherent.  Once again, the arrival of SJW's signals the end phase.  There's something else going on today.  Antifa is largely a cargo cult.  They dress up like radicals and perform public events like the radicals of 50 years ago, all in the hope that the past will become the present.  Unlike the past, there's no reactionary counter to the modern Progressive.  No one is putting fire hoses on Lefty or having the cops break up Antifa's protests.  The people in charge are funding groups like Antifa.

Here is Why the Violence is Going to Escalate, And Escalate Quickly.  There is no comparable list of "alt-right" protests.  Though there have been some, there have not been as many.  The violence at these events has included molotov cocktails, shattered windows, punches thrown, and public property destroyed.  Last night, a group of leftwing activists tore down a confederate statue without permission.  But in pointing all of this out, prominent voices on the left will angrily reply that Black Lives Matter, Antifa, union goons, etc. are all working for equality, justice, or some other noble end.  They will wave away legitimate comparisons between the alt-left and alt-right providing moral justification for the left.  There have been far more conservatives willing to call out the alt right than there have been progressives calling out the alt-left.

The War of the Hyphens.  The riots in Charlottesville reflect the breakdown of the Narrative, which has been the subject of several past posts.  What happened on the street has been a long time coming on the Internet.  The bonds of trust are breaking down.  Reputation and authority are no longer recognized outside of a membership group.  The personal, already political, finally became commercial.  Some companies have flatly refused to serve those whose views they disapprove of.  Political views are becoming conditions of employment.  Some national political leaders are proposing explicit "litmus tests" to sort people according to virtue.  Now cars are ramming into people.  The riots and death in Charlottesville are the physical manifestation of the idea of separateness.  If the thought is the father of the deed, the children of hate, the offspring of "by any means necessary" and the scions of superiority so long in gestation, are finally being born.

One Day.  There is a moment when a government becomes so corrupt that it can no longer be tolerated by the people and I suggest that we are there.  It is much more openly corrupt today than it has ever been.  The Democrat Party is literally at war with the Republican President, not just angry at him, not just disappointed they didn't win, they have decided that he cannot be president.  Well, what does that mean?  When has that ever been true in American political history?  It is exactly the reaction they found incomprehensible when they accused Trump of refusing to recognize the election if he lost.

15 Times Celebrities Envisioned Violence Against Trump and the GOP.  [T]he level of vitriol and violent rhetoric against now-President Trump has increased substantially in recent weeks, from comedian Kathy Griffin's now-famous shock "beheading" photograph to Shakespeare in the Park's not-at-all-subtle "assassination" of Trump on a stage in New York City's Central Park.  Unfortunately, Griffin and the director of Julius Caesar are not anomalies in Hollywood; actors, writers, directors, and other celebrities have fantasized about using violence against Trump, his supporters, and other GOP lawmakers for at least the past 18 months.

Remember the professor who said Republicans should be executed?  [W]e would be foolish if we did not address the festering anti-Trump cancer that has infected the left.  What about the D-list comedian who beheaded the president or the taxpayer-funded production called, "Killing Republicans" or the Shakespearean drama where Caesar was depicted as President Trump?  What about the high school teacher who made a bet on whether the president would be assassinated or the one who pretended to execute the president inside her classroom?  Or how about the professor who said Republicans must be executed and the president must hang?  Or the other professor who said House Republicans should be lined up and shot?

Bernie Sanders Incitement Video:  "Fight... Push Them Back... Take Action... Fight... Revolution".  Dispatched by James Woods, this Bernie Sanders video represents incitement, pure and simple.  His language makes his aims clear:  Fighting.  Action.  Revolution.  All the typical hallmarks of socialist, leftist, Marxist and Communist agitation.  Saul Alinsky was a mentor and inspiration for both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.  One of Alinsky's key tenets:  Change is brought about through relentless agitation and "trouble making" of a kind that radically disrupts society as it is.  Another is:  There can be no conversation between the organizer and his opponents.  The latter must be depicted as being evil.  Still another is:  Politics is all about power relations, but to advance one's power, one must couch one's positions in the language of morality.

Incitement to Violence.  Democrats may be horrified by today's attempted massacre of the GOP House baseball team by an avowed progressive, but their incendiary demands for "massive resistance" since November have been an open plea for the escalation of words into violent action.  The daily repetition that President Trump is an illegitimate usurper who stole the election through collusion with foreign powers has been a hypnotic incantation in search of an Oswald:  a siren call for an assassin.

The Trump-hating Left's descent into Pornoviolence.  Having failed to prevent the election of Donald Trump, having failed to prove Russia collusion allegations against him, having failed to impeach him — the left is now turning to assassination fantasies, some say in the hope of getting one deranged lunatic to act on them.

The Roots of Left-Wing Violence.  There is currently, on the streets, smashing storefronts and setting things on fire, a group called "Antifa," for "anti-fascist."  Antifa are not a new phenomenon; they surfaced during the Occupy movement, and during the anti-globalization protests of the late 1990s and early 2000s.  Antifa movements began in early-20th-century Europe, when fascism was a concrete and urgent concern, and they remain active on the Continent.  Lately, Antifa have emerged as the militant fringe of #TheResistance against Donald Trump — who, they maintain, is a fascist, ushering into power a fascist regime.  In Washington, D.C., Antifa spent the morning of Inauguration Day lighting trash cans on fire, throwing rocks and bottles at police officers, setting ablaze a limousine, and tossing chunks of pavement through the windows of several businesses.

Let's Talk of the Democrat's Long History of Political Violence.  We can go back to the beginnings of the Democrat Party where violence at the polls was a typical occurrence in every election.  We can point to the span of nearly 200 years where Democrats used violence to maintain political power over both whites and blacks alike.  We have the decades of the slave power keeping all in line with its roving gangs of enforcers, we have an entire civil war initiated by Democrats during which nearly a million Americans died, and we have a hundred years of Jim Crow and KKK armies all fueled by the Democrat Party.  Yes, there is all that.  But we don't have to go back 200 years, 100 years, or even 50 years.  We can just look back at the entirety of the last 20 years where Democrats, Bernie Sanders supporters, black lives matter ruffians, Occupy Wall Street criminals, and your general left-wing lunatic in our colleges and we will see that political violence is the left's stock and trade.  Yet, there has never been any mediot out there who felt the need to condemn the constant violence emanating from the left.  When members of the Black Panthers carry clubs to the polls, when violence erupts in Berkeley, when leftists destroy property during riots in Ferguson, when liberals deliver bodily harm to Republicans, the liberal media is utterly silent on the topic of political violence.

Will the Second Civil War Turn Violent?  In a recent column, I made the case that Americans are fighting the Second Civil War.  The deep chasm that has opened up between the left — not liberals, the left — and the rest of the country is so wide and so unbridgeable that there is no other way to describe what is happening.  But I noted that at least thus far, unlike the First Civil War, this war is not violent.  Unfortunately, there is now reason to believe that violence is coming.  In fact, it's already here.  But as of now, it's only coming from one direction.  Left-wing thugs engage in violence and threats of violence with utter impunity.  They shut down speakers at colleges; block highways, bridges and airport terminals; take over college buildings and offices; occupy state capitals; and terrorize individuals at their homes.

Should We Hit Reporters and How Hard?  Whether it is murderers slaughtering police officers after listening to instigating rhetoric from Barack Obama and Black Lives Matter... or college students assaulting conservative speakers after years of listening to leftist professors define conservative language as violence... whether it's a Democratic congressman throttling a student journalist while the media pretty much lets it slide... or a dressed-up-as-mommy loon laying hands on Ben Shapiro while lefty commentators cheer... or whether it's a Republican congressional candidate body-slamming a reporter from a socialist newspaper who had himself expressed a desire to punch a conservative reporter... I tend to come down pretty solidly against people physically attacking one another.

The New Oxford American Dictionary, Second Edition, 2005.
The New Oxford American Dictionary, Second Edition, page 1743.

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Multiple Injuries After Car Plows Through Crowd of Trump Supporters in Yorba Linda, California.  A vehicle plowed through a crowd of Trump supporters in Yorba Linda, California, on Saturday [9/26/2020].  The incident reportedly took place in a parking lot.  Violence broke out as supporters of President Donald Trump staged a counter protest against a Black Lives Matter demonstration organized by the Urban Organizers Coalition.

Life In a Blue City.  In the video below, filmed in Hollywood, a Prius driver is stopped by a mob of Antifa/BLM criminals.  They try to haul him out of his car, but he gets away.  They pursue him in multiple vehicles, and pickup cuts him off.  Again the criminals try to assault him, and again he saves his life by driving away.  The video ends with the victim being arrested and handcuffed by the police.  [Video clip]

We're in the Midst of a Violent Revolution Started by the Left, Not by Us!  The rioting and the looting, the destruction of private property, all of this is happening because it's being committed by people on the left.  Those are the people engaged in this activity.  They are the ones looting.  They are the ones firebombing.  They are the ones that are destroying.  They're the ones threatening.  They are the ones literally trying to grab people out of their cars and beat them up.  They are the people who are attacking people in public, in restaurants and other places and harassing them and bullying them and threatening them physically.  This is all being done by people on the left, and it's all being done by people who are going to vote Democrat.

EPA Chief Threatens to Pull Offices Out of NYC Over 'Unwarranted, Violent Activity'.  On the heels of the Department of Justice deeming New York City and two other U.S. locations "anarchist jurisdictions," Environmental Protections Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler is threatening to pull its offices out of Lower Manhattan over concerns about the safety of its employees.  "If you cannot demonstrate that EPA employees will be safe accessing our City offices, then I will begin the process of looking for a new location for our headquarters outside of the City that can maintain order," Wheeler wrote in a blistering letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio.  The EPA administrator blasted the Democrats for failing to act during the July "Occupy City Hall" protests that not only made the building inaccessible to employees but damaged the office and other buildings.

Kentucky lawmaker arrested on rioting charge, accused of setting fire to public library.  Kentucky State Representative Attica Scott was arrested Thursday night during a Black Lives Matter protest that turned into a riot.  Scott is the author of Breonna's Law.  She was booked on three counts after failing to disperse when police ordered her to do so.  The three counts are one count of unlawful assembly, one count of failure to disperse, and one count of riot in the first degree.  The arrest report alleges she "caused damage at multiple locations, including setting fire to the Louisville Public Library." She was one of a large group of protesters who refused to disperse.  The protesters were seeking sanctuary at First Unitarian Church.  Scott's daughter was also arrested.

Kentucky state Rep. Attica Scott charged with felony rioting.  Kentucky state Rep. Attica Scott was arrested and charged with felony rioting Thursday night [9/24/2020] during a second night of violent protests sparked by the grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case.  Louisville Metro Police Department investigators said Ms. Scott, a freshman Democrat, was part of a group who caused property damage to multiple locations and tried to start a fire in the Louisville Free Public Library's downtown branch.  Ms. Scott, the state's only Black female legislator, told The Courier Journal following her release from jail Friday that she is "disgusted and offended" by the allegations.

DOJ Announces Mass Charges for Suspects They Say Committed Crimes 'Under the Guise' of Peaceful Protest.  The Department of Justice announced Thursday [9/24/2020] that more than 300 people are now facing federal charges stemming from the violence that has occurred in cities across the country since May.  In a news release, the department said individuals in 29 states and the District of Columbia would face federal charges related to a wide range of crimes.  The crimes in question, according to the release, were "committed adjacent to or under the guise of peaceful demonstrations."

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Al Sharpton encourages demonstrators to keep protesting, but 'keep it nonviolent'.  Left-wing activist Al Sharpton had a "message" for social justice demonstrators who have been protesting after a Kentucky grand jury's decision on the case of Breonna Taylor.  The MSNBC host urged activists to "continue protesting" during an interview Thursday [9/24/2020] with anchor Hallie Jackson, but as downtown Louisville descended into a second night of protests, sometimes turning violent, Sharpton suggested that people keep the demonstrations "nonviolent."

Seattle police officer attacked by mob, hit in back of head with baseball bat.  Seattle police are searching for a suspect accused of striking an officer in the head with a baseball bat during riots Wednesday night sparked by the death of Breonna Taylor.  Shocking video on social media shows an officer on a bicycle falling to the ground as black-clad protesters cheer.  In the video, as the officer tries to get up, a demonstrator pelts him with an orange traffic cone and another grabs his bike.  As the officer is trying to wrestle his bike away from the protester, another man in a gas mask runs up behind him and cracks him in the back of the head with a baseball bat, the video shows.

Portland Protesters Threaten to Burn Down Home for Displaying an American Flag.  Protesters in Portland, many of whom have taken their activism to residential areas of the city, threatened to burn down a home for displaying an American flag.  The city has experienced well over 100 days of protests, and in that time demonstrators have moved into residential areas of Portland.  Terrance Moses, a black veteran who runs a nonprofit in Portland, said he observed protesters marching in the streets of his neighborhood.  However, the demonstration took a turn after activists noticed an American flag displayed on one of the homes.

America [is] in peril if RBG's SCOTUS seat is not filled before the election.  Rioters showed up outside of McConnell's home in Kentucky.  Police arrested at least one person.  Twitter has lit up with threats of physical violence if Republicans proceed.  This threat of physical violence is precisely why Republicans must proceed.  This violence is terrorism, and the purpose of terrorism is to force people to alter their own behavior.  When a church or synagogue is bombed, the appropriate response is for people to flood their churches and synagogues.  When Palestinian suicide bombers blow up Israeli Jews to advance their agenda, the Israeli Defense Force cracks down hard to suppress that agenda.  The more the left resorts to criminal behavior, the more Republicans must be emboldened to restore law and order.  A great way to do that is to appoint judges who will ensure that those trying to destabilize the American way of life are severely punished.

Police: 77-year-old veteran attacked for wearing MAGA hat.  A 77-year-old military veteran described how he was attacked in Red Bluff, apparently because he was wearing a 'Make America Great Again' (MAGA) hat supporting President Donald Trump.  The attack happened Friday, September 18 in broad daylight at the Red Bluff post office.  The victim did not want to be identified.  He told KRCR-TV the attack caught him completely by surprise.  He was wearing a MAGA hat and a 'Back the Blue' mask with a blue line in support of police.  He was approached by a man and woman.

Leftists Vandalize Minnesota Trump Supporter's Garage Then Torch His Vehicles and Camper.  A Trump supporter woke up on Wednesday [9/23/2020] after the sound of an explosion to see his garage and vehicles on fire.  The Minnesota Trump supporter lost his garage, two vehicles and a camper in the arson.

Are Liberals Responsible For the Consequences of Their Death Threats?  Incendiary and violent language is used constantly by liberals, including the most important Democratic politicians.  Thus, no one should have been surprised when Bernie Sanders volunteer James Hodgkinson tried to assassinate a group of Republican House members in 2017, and would have succeeded in killing Steve Scalise but for the miracles of modern medicine.  Since Hodgkinson's assassination attempt, things have only gotten worse.  Implied or explicit death threats from liberals, not just random nobodies on Twitter and Facebook but people with standing in the liberal world, have become rather common. [...] In today's world, that is no laughing matter.  One American city after another has gone up in flames set by left-wing arsonists.  Violence by BLM and Antifa is rife.  Talk of "burning America down" is in the air — again, not just on the "dark internet," but on CNN.

U-Haul riot supplies
Breonna Taylor Protesters Run to Parked U-Haul Full of Supplies After Charges Against Cop Announced.  Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced Wednesday that there will be no charges filed against two of the Louisville police officers involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor, while the third is being charged with "wanton endangerment." [...] Chaos immediately erupted after charges were announced.  Breonna Taylor protesters ran over to a parked U-Haul containing supplies for a (possibly violent) demonstration.  According to the reporter on the scene, the U-Haul contained signs, shields, water etc.

Bullets Over Louisville.  [Scroll down]  The time has come to say clearly what many of us have muttered for a long time:  BLM, the Marxist-led Black Lives Matter, is the modern version of the KKK.  The skin colors may be different but the murderous instincts and racist loathing are the same.  The veneer of social justice is less than paper thin.  "No justice, no peace," is the hollowest slogan imaginable.  It's all about acting out like a bunch of crazies in a Hieronymus Bosch painting, except now they're drugged out on fentanyl, meth or whatever.  Evil is on the march in this country.  The question is who is putting the rioters, looters, and destroyers up to their mayhem?  Who, for example, rented the U-Haul from which, video shows, all sorts of ad hoc weaponry was disgorged to the supposedly peaceful protestors before the Taylor decision came down?  And who paid that person and so on?  It should all be tracked down now.

Woman who rented the U-Haul full of weapons in Louisville may have ties to Soros.  Following the Breonna Taylor decision Wednesday afternoon, a U-Haul truck began handing out supplies to Antifa and BLM protestors.  But, where did the U-Haul come from, and what was inside?  The answers may shock you.  The U-Haul filled with shields, riot gear, signs and weapons was rented by a George Soros-connected "bail disruptor" by the name of Holly Zoller.  According to The Right Scoop, a U-Haul employee leaked the logs that show she was the one who rented the truck.

Identified: Woman who rented U-Haul handing out weapons and shields in Louisville may have Soros ties.  It turns out that the U-Haul we reported on earlier passing out signs, shields and weapons for rioters in Louisville was rented by a George Soros-connected "Bail Disruptor".  According to GWP, a U-Haul employee leaked the logs that show Holly Zoller was the one who rented the truck:  [Photo]  Here's Zoller's bio which shows she works for the "Bail Project":  [Photo]  Here's a photo of her on the U-Haul:  [Photo]  Now how do we get from here to Soros?  GWP posted this screenshot of the woman who is the Community Outreach Director the Bail Project and it clearly states she was/is a Soros Justice Fellow:  [Photo]

U-Haul that supplied riot gear to Louisville protesters reportedly rented by Soros-connected bail project.  The U-Haul truck captured on video distributing riot gear for Louisville protesters following a grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case was reportedly tied to the Louisville Bail Initiative, a left-wing activist group stacked with George Soros Justice Fellows.  Almost immediately after the grand-jury announcement, protesters swarmed a U-Haul truck in a parking lot and took out riot gear, weapons, gas masks, and anti-police signs to use during clashes with police.  Multiple media outlets posted videos on Twitter, with many users commenting that the activists had prepared to protest no matter what happened.  [Video clip]

Black's Law Dictionary, Fifth Edition, 1979.
Black's Law Dictionary, Fifth Edition, 1979, page 5.

Dem Officials Lash Out At Trump Over Designation Of Cities As "Anarchist Jurisdictions".  Democrat mayors who have allowed their cities to be overrun by criminals and wrecked by rioters are furious that the federal government would hold them accountable.  On Monday [9/21/2020], Attorney General William Barr followed through on his word by labeling Portland, Seattle, and New York as "anarchist jurisdictions" cities that would deprive the cities of federal funding.  It was a decisive move by the Trump administration to restore order in areas where law-abiding citizens are being terrorized by violent anarchists and street thugs while local officials handcuff and defund the police.

NYT Discovered Protesters/Antifa Are Harassing Residential Neighborhoods, Even Threatening to Burn Down Couple's Home.  Sounds like The NY Times may have just discovered Antifa in Portland, so we wanted to take note of that fact.  Also they've discovered Antifa has moved into harassing people in residential neighborhoods.  [Tweets]  Now of course Antifa has been in residential neighborhoods for months bothering people and the Times is identifying these people as "protesters against police brutality."  But they do mention Antifa in the story and how Antifa in black bloc are involved.  So we welcome the Times for finally catching up to at least part of the story.

Contrary to appearances, sometimes karma does get leftists.  What's been frustrating for four years is that Democrats are escaping well-deserved consequences.  Those behind the Russia hoax, which is easily the most serious political scandal in American history, have not only walked free, they've gotten rich through book deals and speaking engagements.  In America's Democrat-run cities, Soros-funded prosecutors won't charge people who have acted violently and, often, seditiously.  This sense of karmic passes may explain the enthusiasm for a video showing a driver so busy signaling her disdain for Trump supporters that she crashes into another car — only to learn that the police were eyewitnesses. [...] This video is one more in a series of videos showing screaming, white, leftist women.  At the beginning of the Black Lives Matter protests, I wrote that leftism harms white women.  I included in that article several videos showing deranged, self-righteous women.  With the election drawing near, it's getting worse.

Crazed Woman Frantically Flips Off Trump Rally, Then Something Hilarious Happens.  Friends don't let their friends drive while suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome.  Unfortunately for the woman in this video, she must not have any friends willing to speak sanity into her life.  Upon seeing a Trump rally on the side of a road, she decided it'd be a great idea to let her foot off the brake, hang out the window, and frantically throw up the bird at people.  That didn't go well.  Be sure and watch to the end because it gets even better.  [Video clip]

Ricin suspect was a "solution finder" — used the hashtag 'killTrump'.  The ricin story is ignored by the media.  Ricin is a deadly poison and it was sent to President Trump in a letter but intercepted before it got to his desk.  A woman is being held in connection to this crime.  Pascale Ferrier is a 53-year-old Canadian woman who was arrested in connection with a letter containing ricin that was sent to President Donald Trump last week, CBC reported.

University Professor Suspended After Wishing Trump Supporters Die Of COVID Before Election Day.  Marshall University has suspended one of its faculty members after a video clip in which she says she wished Trump supporters would catch the COVID-19 virus and die before the election went viral on social media.  Professor Jennifer Mosher, of the school's Biology department, was teaching a virtual class session Wednesday when she commented on supporters of President Donald Trump at an indoor political rally not wearing masks.  [Video clip]

Governor DeSantis wants rioters and supportive cities to pay the price.  As every parent knows, if you don't instantly penalize bad behavior, the child will continue the behavior.  The same holds true for criminals.  That's why, in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference on Monday announcing that he's proposing a new law that will impose instant, mandatory, and severe penalties for the destructive and dangerous behaviors we've seen across America as BLM and Antifa have taken to the streets.  His goal is to prevent Florida communities from suffering as Minneapolis and Kenosha have.

Florida Governor DeSantis Proposes Law with Harsh Penalties for Rioters including 6-Months Jail Time for Hitting a Cop, Cutting Off Welfare.  Florida's Republican Governor Ron DeSantis announced a law he is proposing where rioters will face harsh penalties and city leaders who encourage rioting will be liable for damages. [...] For those who can't tell the difference between protests and riots, a Florida sheriff provided guidance:  [Video clip]

DeSantis proposes law to quash 'disorderly assemblies' in wake of Floyd, other protests.  Florida leaders plan to crack down on protesters involved in what Gov. Ron DeSantis called "disorderly assemblies," including making it a felony to block a road, topple monuments or gather in a small group where violence breaks out.  DeSantis on Monday proposed a tough new law, which opponents swiftly labeled unconstitutional, in response to demonstrations that erupted nationwide after the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.  The legislation will be filed for the next session that convenes in March. [...] DeSantis, a Republican, said anyone arrested during protests would not be eligible for bail before their initial court hearing.  There also would be efforts to identify any groups that are funding or organizing such protests.

The Riot Party.  America's present crisis is driven in large part by the Left's rejection of the rule of law.  Those in charge of the riots are not merely blackmailing their fellow citizens on particular issues like defunding the police.  Rather, they seek to overthrow the electoral process itself. [...] Hysteria has supplanted reason in the public square; public discourse no longer exists.  The tactic leftists were advocating in 1995 has today become commonplace.  Riots are not only being justified: they are being made into a staple of our judicial system and our public life, the threat of them used to install routine fear and racial supremacy in our homes and cities.

Portland Antifa Rioters Break Into Starbucks and Chipotle, Calling It a 'Big Sale'.  On Saturday night, an antifa mob of about 200 people marched in Portland, smashing windows at a Starbucks and a Chipotle, forcing a truck driver to make a black power salute, and at one point burning a "Thin Blue Line" flag, chanting "blue lives splatter." [...] The Portland Police Bureau reported that a march of roughly 200 people began around 9 p.m. on Saturday evening.  "The group marched around in the street for several hours, stopping at various locations to demonstrate and in some cases damage property and apply graffiti.  Individuals in the group broke windows on businesses, including a bank in the 400 block of Southwest Harrison Street, a restaurant in the 1900 block of Southwest Broadway, and coffee shop in the 1000 block of Southwest 6th Avenue," the police reported.

DOJ declares New York, Portland and Seattle 'anarchist jurisdictions,' moves to cut federal funding.  The Justice Department on Monday declared New York, Portland and Seattle "anarchist jurisdictions," the first step toward revoking federal funding from those cities.  President Trump earlier this month ordered federal agencies to look for ways to cut off federal funding in Democratic-led cities besieged by violence this summer.  The Justice Department's move escalates the criticism Mr. Trump has been leveling at Democrat leaders, blaming them for the rising crime and violence.  The list of cities is expected to be updated periodically, the Justice Department said.

Arrests made at Mitch McConnell's Kentucky home after hostile protesters defy police.  Angry liberal Democrats carrying "Black Lives Matter, "Wanted" and "Revolution" signs showed up outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's home in Louisville, Kentucky this Saturday [9/19/2020] to protest.  They were upset over his decision to abide by hundreds of years of established Senate precedent and move forward with nominating and confirming a Supreme Court justice during an election year.

Attorney General Barr Is Serious About Federal Prosecutors Using the Sedition Statute.  [Scroll down]  We know from anecdotal information that federal law enforcement has placed undercover agents inside the protest groups, likely to secure telephone numbers and engage in conversations with persons using those numbers to create probable cause to wiretap those phones.  Monitoring phones, email, text messaging, and other forms of communication has certainly helped identify the infrastructure that clearly exists for Antifa and similar groups.  Nearly every night, for over 100 days, Antifa and BLM staged protests on a nightly basis in Portland.  A couple of days after an Antifa supporter, Michael Reinoehl, killed a "rival" agitator from an Antifa opposition group in Portland, Reinoehl himself was shot and killed by officers on a federal task force who were staged outside an apartment where he was hiding.  It seems that not long after, the recognition seemed to set in that the Antifa/BLM organizers and agitators could be easily identified with open-source information, and given the speed with which federal agents were able to pinpoint Reinoehl's location, the organizers and agitators in Portland seem to have decided that going underground is necessary at this moment.

Inside the Free State of George Floyd.  The degradation and decline of the city of Minneapolis proceed apace.  5 Eyewitness News has posted the report by Jay Kolls (video below) from inside the city's "autonomous zone," a/k/a the Free State of George Floyd.  Whatever you do, you don't want to be in need of police help in the Free State of George Floyd [...]  [Video clip]

George Soros is indeed an enabler of U.S. street violence.  Fox News saw a bit of a dust-up this week when Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House, referred on air to the influences of billionaire George Soros on the violence that's gone forth in the streets of mostly Democrat-controlled communities — only to have his comments shut down.  Censored, some might even say.  Apologies and clarifications soon after came.  But let's be clear and let's stay clear on this:  Soros is indeed diddling in America's political and legal systems.  And his diddling is indeed having a "have at it" effect on those who would take to the streets, with bricks, to express their frustrations with President Donald Trump.  This is no conspiracy theory.  This is no tin foil hat moment.  This is a fact — a traceable, verifiable fact.  What's more, it's not too hard to trace and verify.

Proud Boys Promote Fake Rally to Expose Violent Antifa Lunatics — and it Worked.  The Proud Boys advertised a fake rally in West Philadelphia's Clark Park on Saturday [9/19/2020], causing Antifa to flood the streets.  When the Proud Boys did not show up, they attacked conservative independent media instead.  As the Gateway Pundit reported earlier in the day, the militant leftists attacked two conservatives who were filming the protest.  They also attacked a vehicle they believed to belong to the conservatives, but actually belonged to someone who was there in support of their cause.

Turns Out There's an 'Autonomous Zone' in Minneapolis and It's Blocking Emergency Calls to Victims.  Turns out that like Seattle, there's been a continuing smaller barricaded 'autonomous zone' in Minneapolis that hasn't gotten a lot of attention.  But of course it's not good for the folks in Minneapolis and particular the businesses in the area being occupied.  The owner of an auto repair said he was violently attacked while in his office by someone who came from this nearby zone which they are calling "the free State of George Floyd."

Why So Much Anger?  This year's pre-election rioting, looting, and shootings in many American cities is not only a consequence of the failure or refusal of politicians to fix problems; it is also a failure by too many citizens who look to government to find solutions for things it was never created to address.  It is not the fault of a train that it cannot fly.  A car mechanic should not be blamed because he can't perform open-heart surgery.  Government has a purpose, but it is not to solve problems only an individual can address.  People who are angry at government, instead of looking to Washington, should be looking in the mirror.

Here's Why Blue Check Twitterhawks Are Threatening Violence Over Ginsburg's Supreme Court Seat.  Well, that didn't take too long, did it?  Mere hours after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was announced, progressives on Twitter and other social media platforms had a collective meltdown in response to the reality that that mean guy in the Oval Office might be appointing another judge on the highest court in the land.  True to form, they took to Twitter to express their holy outrage at the thought of having another judge who isn't a rabid progressive take Ginsburg's place.  Some of these intrepid individuals have taken action that only the bravest of us could even consider:  Going on Twitter and calling for political violence from the comfort of their home.  Dr. Jessie Christensen, an Australian astrophysicist, claimed that he would riot if President Trump and Republican members of the Senate push to confirm an appointment. [... But] None of these people will participate in any of the violence they hope to incite with their social media platforms.  If there is more rioting and looting, it'll be done by Antifa peons acting out their faux angst.

The left threatens death, destruction and fire if President Trump dares nominate a replacement for RBG on SCOTUS.  The news of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's passing has driven much of the left bonkers.  They know that President Trump may nominate a constitutionalist replacement and rather than a robust opposition, are vowing death and destruction in response: [...] It's strange stuff, given that they no longer believe in debate, persuasion, or even congressional maneuvers — they just want to menace, burn, and kill, which is the sort of thing totalitarian mobs in nasty third world hellholes do, if not National Socialists in action.  And they speak of it as if they haven't already been to that well once, burning and looting to demonstrate their supposed calls for what they claim to be racial justice, frequently targeting small black-owned buisnesses in inner cities to make their mendacious claims.  Basically, it's full blown civil war they want and like overconfident Confederates, they may be surprised how quickly they get it.  Unlike the Confederates, they lack courage, so it could be over quickly.

Apple helps FBI track down protester accused of firebombing cop cars.  Anyone who believes Apple and the FBI are at an impasse over investigations into the iPhone maker's criminal customers should think again.  In Seattle, Apple has given the feds vital evidence from one of its iCloud users who was arrested for firebombing cop cars during the George Floyd protests in late May.  The case shows how Apple is willing to help even where the context of the crime is controversial, namely the Black Lives Matter protests.  That's despite President Trump and Attorney General William Barr lambasting the company for failing to help track down serious criminals while caving in to the demands of the Chinese government.  Their comments came after Apple said it wouldn't help the government get into the physical iPhones of a Saudi national who shot and killed three on a Pensacola, Florida, naval base in December 2019.  (The FBI hacked into the phones anyway.)

Accused Seattle Looter Now Facing Federal Gun Charges.  Things just went from bad to worse for Al Talaga.  The 32-year old Washington man was already facing charges of looting after he allegedly smashed the windows of a sneaker store in Seattle during riots back on June 1st, and tried to take off with merchandise from the shop.  Now he's facing federal charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, which likely would never have been discovered if he hadn't allegedly decided to go looting in the name of justice.  Once officers arrived at the Sneaker City in downtown Seattle, several witnesses told them that one of the looters had been stashing merchandise in a Dodge Magnum parked nearby.  Police ended up impounding the car, and after a court order, searched the vehicle.  Not only did they find some stolen sneakers, they also found a stolen handgun; a .40 caliber pistol that had been reported stolen from a Tacoma home during a home invasion robbery in 2019.

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan to Possibly Face Federal Charges Over CHOP/CHAZ.  Heavy emphasis on the use of "possibly" here, but reports are that Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan could face federal charges for her role in encouraging and coddling the CHOP/CHAZ, an "autonomous zone" that ultimately left several people dead, never mind all the destruction and harassment of local businesses.

George Floyd Riots Caused Record-Setting $2 Billion in Damage, New Report Says.  When George Floyd died while in police custody in late May, most agreed his premature death was a tragedy.  Yet the discussion on criminal justice reform that emerged in the weeks after Floyd's passing was quickly overshadowed by the rioting, looting, and violence that broke out in major cities such as Minneapolis, Seattle, and New York.  Dozens of people were killed or injured in the violent unrest, and thousands of businesses and properties, many minority-owned, were looted, torched, or otherwise vandalized.  Only now are we beginning to realize the full cost of the destruction.  New reporting from Axios reveals that the total insured property losses incurred during the George Floyd riots will come in at $1 billion to $2 billion.

Portland riots:  Justice Department considered pursuing charges against city officials in violent unrest.  The Justice Department explored possible criminal or civil charges against local officials in Portland, Ore., after weeks of clashes between federal law enforcement and violent protesters, spokeswoman Kerri Kupec told Fox News.  Kupec declined to comment on whether the department ultimately will bring charges.  She said there were no specific charges in mind, rather, DOJ officials were looking at the way Portland officials "were handling, or not handling" the riots and violence.

Campaign staffer, 17, for Ilhan Omar's Republican congressional opponent is shot and killed in Minneapolis.  A 17-year-old boy who had worked for a Republican congressional candidate running against Democratic Rep Ilhan Omar was shot and killed in an attack outside a gas station on Minneapolis' north side.  A second person who also had worked for Republican Lacy Johnson was wounded in the shooting on Monday [9/14/2020].  Earlier this morning, police in Minneapolis arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting following a high-speed pursuit.  He is now in custody but has yet to be named.

Joe Biden and the Democrats' lies about cops spawned sickening shooting.  The targeted attack on two LA cops last weekend is the inevitable result of the despicable lie Joe Biden and his party have been pushing all summer for political advantage — that police are "systemically" racist murderers of black people.  That lie has driven violent anti-cop BLM-Antifa riots in Democratic cities from New York to Seattle.  Police are demoralized, and resigning in droves, leaving the poorest, most crime-ridden communities less safe.  Violent criminals are emboldened.  Crime rates are surging.  As of Friday, 37 law enforcement officers have been "feloniously killed" — a/k/a murdered — this year, according to the FBI.  That's 25 percent more than the same period last year.  In New York, police response times are delayed.  Who is surprised?  As the riots raged, Democratic mayors and councils voted to abolish, "reimagine" or defund their city's police departments.  A billion dollars was stripped from the NYPD.  American voters don't want this.  That is the case, especially, for black Americans, 81 percent of whom wanted police presence in their community to stay the same or increase, according to a July Gallup poll.

Barr Tells Prosecutors to Consider Charging Violent Protesters With Sedition.  Attorney General William Barr told the nation's federal prosecutors to be aggressive when charging violent demonstrators with crimes, including potentially prosecuting protesters for plotting to overthrow the U.S. government, people familiar with the conversation said.  In a conference call with U.S. attorneys across the country last week, Mr. Barr warned that sometimes violent demonstrations across the U.S. could worsen as the November presidential election approaches.  He encouraged the prosecutors to seek a number federal charges, including under a rarely used sedition law, even when state charges could apply, the people said.  The call underscores the priority Mr. Barr has given to prosecuting crimes connected to months of protests against racial injustice that have at times become violent and led to major property damage, as President Trump has made a broader crackdown on demonstrations a key campaign issue.  U.S. attorneys have broad discretion in what charges they bring.

BLM Thugs Threaten Man Live Streaming, Say They Don't Want Police To Track Their Movements.  This live streamer was stalked and threatened by a group of Black Lives Matter thugs after they noticed he was filming the event in Lancaster.  The group leader yelled through a bullhorn for the man to turn off his phone and stop recording because the group didn't want police to know what they're up to.  The Live Streamer had to flee and ask for help.  [Video clip]

Mostly NOT Peaceful Leftists Attack Pro Trump Vehicles In Sacramento, At Least 3 Of Them Were Injured.  President Trump landed at McClellan Airport on Monday to receive a briefing from state officials on explosive wildfires burning statewide.  During the event, hundreds of people could be seen surrounding the area, with a majority of those gathering were President Trump supporters.  Mostly not peaceful leftist troublemakers tried to attack a police cruiser and here, in this video, several Trump-supporting vehicles were assaulted and taunted by the mob.  [Video clip]

They're Not Gonna Stop.  It would seem that Kamala Harris and Joe Biden have now made explicit what was always implied in their campaign:  as Joe becomes less and less compos mentis, the Democratic proposition on the table becomes, in the words of the candidates themselves, a "Harris-Biden administration."  So it behooves the American people to be as clear as possible not only about who Biden is, but who his VP (read: replacement) pick really is.  Both Biden and Harris have recently issued tepid, nonspecific calls for an end to ongoing street violence.  They don't really mean it of course, which is why they couldn't bring themselves to explicitly name Black Lives Matter or Antifa as the perpetrators and organizers of the ongoing civil unrest.  The reality is that Biden has no ability to fulfill this promise.  The nature of extortion requires the victim have some reasonable assurance that you really can keep his store from burning down.  But Biden could not call off the dogs even if he wanted to, as his own vice-presidential candidate has already told us.

Lancaster Riots Prove the Nationwide Unrest Isn't About 'Police Brutality'.  There is a gigantic, deadly game of "Let's Pretend" going on in America.  Politicians, the media, and activists are all pretending that the violence, the arsons, the beatings, and the mayhem in our city streets actually have a purpose.  They pretend that the mostly peaceful protests are only being made violent by the mere presence of police officers.  The media pretends that the rioters are "enraged" or fed up with "oppression" and "systemic racism" so that the chaos and thuggery is a completely normal response to the problem.  Do these people really believe the riots are all about poor, drug-addled George Floyd?  Do they really think all police are racist and out to kill all black people?  Do they really think the rioters give a hoot about "systemic racism"?  When leftists are not busy denying that the rioters are using the innocent peaceful protests as cover to loot and burn, they are pretending the real problems they want to be addressed are far, far, worse than they actually are.

Poof! The Portland Riots Just Stopped.  Why?  I certainly don't want to tempt these thugs, but it can't go without saying that Portland's 100 plus days of riots appeared to end after Wednesday, September 9th.  That was the last time the Portland Police Bureau warned about protests.  The usual live-streamers decamped to other riots and fires.  By September 10th, the overworked cops from Portland Police Bureau were offered out to assist other agencies.  Suddenly, instead of being required to work the riots lines, they were free. [...] Riot-weary Oregonians aren't necessarily mollified by the concerted effort to shut down these reports.  Until last Wednesday night, they'd seen the antifa rioters and arsonists in action on the news every night in Portland.  And now some of them swore they saw those people in Estacada, Sandy, Molalla and other parts of the burning Clackamas County.  Indeed, documents from the Department of Homeland Security show that whatever antifa rioters are doing, they're doing in concert, organizing with other like-minded people.

Beer bandit BLM protester is charged with harassing diners along with two others.  Three people are now facing criminal charges for harassing diners at a restaurant in Pittsburgh during a Black Lives Matter protest over Labor Day weekend.  Misdemeanor charges were filed against Monique Craft, 35, Kenneth McDowell, 33, and Shawn Green, 24, on Monday [9/14/2020]. [...] Police identified McDowell as the 'ringleader' and said he used a megaphone to scream obscenities at diners sitting outside Sienna Mercato and others passing by, as seen in the video.  McDowell was also accused of getting into an alteration with a McDonald's manager in another protest video that went viral.

Protesters demand cops let themselves be stabbed or shot.  If the nation's police officers walked off the job today, it would be hard to blame them.  Sunday's anti-cop riots in Lancaster, Pa., have made the current de facto rules of engagement clear:  Officers may never defend themselves against lethal force if their attacker is a minority.  They should simply accept being shot or stabbed as penance for their alleged racism.  In Lancaster, an officer responded to a domestic violence call at a residence where a man had stabbed four people last year.  As the officer approached the house, a female escaped out the front door.  A man — the suspect from the previous slashings — then emerged and ran at the officer, brandishing a knife over his head.  The officer shot him, as the officer was by all appearances legally authorized to do, to stop the threat of deadly force.  Twenty-seven-year-old Ricardo Munoz died from the officer's gunfire.

Fox Host's Must-Read Thread Nails Why Rioters Feel Emboldened To Shoot Officers — and How They Can Be Stopped.  "Fox and Friends Weekend" co-host Will Cain took to the Twitter machine Monday morning [9/14/2020] and posted a must-read thread where he pointed out why rioters and others who hate the police feel emboldened to commit these type of despicable acts against members of the law enforcement community — and how they can be stopped.  He started off by referencing the attempted assassinations of the young deputies in L.A. County from Saturday, noting that while we didn't yet know the motivation of the shooter (though it's not hard to guess, considering the "ACAB" environment that infests the city of Los Angeles) that the incident drove him to talk about some inconvenient truths.

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Lancaster protesters held on whopping $1 million bail each after alleged riots.  A Pennsylvania judge threw the book at several protesters — setting their bail at $1 million each — for allegedly rioting in the wake of the police shooting of a knife-wielding Lancaster man.  Lancaster police nabbed a dozen people and one juvenile for staging the riots around 3 a.m. Monday in clashes that culminated in police deploying tear gas at the crowd.  The overnight violence came on the heels of the death of Ricardo Munoz, the mentally ill 27-year-old who was seen on body cam footage charging at a cop with a knife in hand.  The officer shot and killed Munoz Sunday afternoon outside his mother's house in downtown Lancaster.

It Votes Biden Or It Gets The Riots Again.  The quiet part is becoming very loud.  Threats of left-wing political violence if President Trump is reelected have gone from subtext to the plain text.  Writing at The Atlantic, Shadi Hamid warns of "mass unrest and political violence across American cities" if Trump wins.  The Democrats are embracing their inner movie villain:  It votes for Biden, or it gets the riots again.  Not that the rioting and related violence have stopped — from the attempted assassination of cops in Los Angeles to "mostly peaceful" protests in New York, the mayhem continues — but it is less intense than it was earlier in the summer.  Now, prominent outlets of establishment liberalism are warning that the destruction can, and will, be turned up if the nation votes "incorrectly."

Kids at pro-Trump rally pelted with eggs in Wilmington, Delaware, say police.  Delaware State Police are searching for three men accused of pelting young children and adults with eggs at a pro-President Trump rally in Democratic rival Joseph R. Biden's hometown of Wilmington on Sunday [9/13/2020].  Police said three children ages 10, 7, and 5 and three adults ages 41, 44, and 70 were "struck by raw eggs" while attending a "Republican political rally" outside the Crossroads Restaurant.  "The victims were standing on a concrete wall adjacent to westbound Kirkwood Hwy attending the event when they were struck by eggs thrown by three male suspects hanging out of the window of a passing by vehicle," police said in a statement Tuesday.  "The suspects were described as males approximately 20-25 years old and operating a gold or white SUV.  There is no other identifying information at this time."

DHS Has 'Overwhelming' Intel That Portland Violence 'Organized' By 'Violent Antifa Anarchists,' Leaked Email Says.  A leaked email from a former top official at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says that the department has "overwhelming intelligence" that the extremist violence in Portland was "organized" by individuals with an ideology categorized as "Violent Antifa Anarchist Inspired" (VAAI).  CBS News reporter Catherine Herridge tweeted out a letter that she obtained that was written by Brian Murphy, former Acting Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis at DHS, that said in July that the violence in Portland had reached a level that officials could no longer state that the violence was "opportunistic" but that it was "organized."  Murphy stated in the email that the individuals who were attacking the federal facilities in the city did so "based on those ideologies."

Candace Owens blames BLM, athletes, media for ambush on L.A. police.  Conservative commentator and BLEXIT founder Candace Owens blamed the Black Lives Matter movement, the media, and athletes for an ambush on two Los Angeles sheriff's deputies on Saturday. [...] Two LASD deputies were ambushed and shot while in their patrol car on Saturday evening.  Both deputies are "fighting for their lives," according to the LASD.  Owens also blamed athletes for the attack.

Lynwood Won't Fire City Manager Who said Shooting Deputies is "Expected".  During these past few months of Black Nationalist cultural terror, people have been fired for the slightest offenses against political correctness.  And I do mean the very slightest.  But you can hold a top position and defend violence, and that's okay.  Jose Ometeotl, the city manager of Lynwood, California, responded to the shooting of two LASD deputies in Compton, with a hateful post, which claimed to disavow violence, but then ranted that, "that communities like Compton have been plagued by deputy gangs that inflict fear and violence in the community.  These deputies murdered, framed and stole from the community just because they could. [...]" [...] After the two deputies were shot, they were brought to a hospital in Lynwood, where Black Lives Matter racists gathered outside to shout, "We hope they die".  Has the city of Lynwood suspended Jose or fired him?  Nah.  They've "disavowed" his comments.

Do you want to be controlled or do you want to be free?  The Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots are about control.  These "activists" want to control the narrative and shift the conversation, any conversation, to always be about their demands.  Some Americans truly desire the types of controls these "activists" are demanding.  They want to be told what to do in an effort to maintain their social justice credibility.  Others want the freedom to drive down a highway with a reasonable expectation that "protesters" aren't causing mayhem and affecting people's lives by blocking the roads.

Antifa and BLM, the Democrat party's stormtroopers.  When the tactics of Black Lives Matter coincide with the ideology of NPR, Americans should realize that the left has crossed yet another line on the indecency scale.  A reporter for an NPR station showed up at the Los Angeles hospital where two sheriff's deputies who had just been shot while sitting in their car were taken.  A BLM crowd had miraculously appeared within minutes to block the emergency entrance, some of them shouting "I hope they [...] die."  Some were vowing to "[...]"  The NPR station's reporter allegedly interfered with the police attempts to control the "protesters."  This is the nadir to which the radicalized Democrat party has brought this nation as the election nears.  Can it get worse?  Most assuredly.

How The 1960s Riots Foreshadow Today's Communist Weaponization Of Black Pain.  [Scroll down]  Elsewhere, dozens of angry protestors surrounded Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and his wife Kelley as they left the White House grounds.  Eventually, more police officers arrived and escorted the couple to the safety of their hotel.  Sen. Paul later reported:  "After we got back to our hotel room and some safety we heard something frightening.  The 'protesters' were staying on our floor — including the room next door to us.  They were talking about their mob activities and even saying they thought we were here on this floor.  We had to develop a 3 a.m. plan with the Capitol Police to get to safety."  Paul asks, "Who are these people?  Who paid for their hotel rooms?  Who flew them in?"  What he saw that night led him to conclude, "It's organized.  It's paid for.  It's violent."  Several days later, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf announced the Justice Department had launched an investigation into the organization and funding of the violent protests that have wracked cities across America for months.

$100,000 reward offered in ambush shooting of two deputies in Los Angeles County.  The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department offered a 100,000 reward Sunday [9/13/2020] in its search for a gunman who walked up to two deputies sitting in their patrol vehicle and shot them multiple times before fleeing.  The lone gunman ambushed the woman and man Saturday night at the Martin Luther King Transit Center in Compton, California, approaching their vehicle from behind and firing several rounds, the department said.  The deputies were in critical condition Sunday after undergoing surgery.  The 31-year-old mother of a 6-year-old boy and the 24-year-old man had graduated from the sheriff's training academy about 14 months ago, sworn in by Sheriff Alex Villanueva, who held a news conference after the shooting.

LA Sheriffs:  NPR Reporter Arrested For 'Interfering' With Cops As They Tried To Control BLM Protests Outside Hospital.  A Los Angeles National Public Radio reporter was arrested early Sunday, Los Angeles County Sheriffs said, after she "interfered" with police trying to prevent alleged Black Lives Matter protesters from storming the hospital where two severely wounded L.A. County Sheriffs deputies were taken following a horrific ambush attack.  Saturday night [9/12/2020], two sheriffs deputies, a 31-year-old female and a 24-year-old male, were shot in what law enforcement officials are calling an "ambush attack," according to earlier reports from The Daily Wire.  The pair were sitting in their parked vehicle outside of a train station when they were approached by a suspect who opened fire without apparent cause, leaving the two deputies severely wounded.

How Detroit's Police Chief Saved His City from Black Lives Matter.  Compared to the conflagrations BLM has incited in cities like Minneapolis, Portland, Seattle, New York, Chicago, and even Kenosha, Detroit Will Breathe has been an epic flop.  Drawing mostly small crowds and desperate for media attention, DWB's been stifled from the get-go by Chief Craig's zero-tolerance approach to thugs and looters posing as demonstrators.  The first three nights after George Floyd's death, when radicals — most from out of town and some armed with bricks and railroad spikes — ignored a curfew and tried to turn the city into another Minneapolis, Detroit police pushed back hard, using tear gas and making over 140 arrests.  That quieted things.

The Left's New Martyrology.  [Scroll down]  George Floyd, another "Gentle Giant" whose criminal record included the robbery of a woman at gunpoint, is somewhat more controversial.  There are serious questions as to whether the officers who arrested him fulfilled their responsibility to ensure his safety and well-being once he was in their custody, and we will have to wait for the legal system to determine this.  The "woke" left lost no time, however, in turning Floyd into yet another Horst Wessel with a wide array of posters that portray him as some kind of saint, while universities have established George Floyd scholarships.  Left-wing extremists used Floyd's "martyrdom" as an excuse to re-enact the Night of the Broken Glass in Minneapolis.

Have The Democrats Encouraged Urban Violence?  Democratic politicians are now trying to distance themselves from the rioting, looting, arson and murder that have beset American cities — not because they object on principle, but because urban violence is hurting them in the polls.  But is the Democrats' disavowal of rioting and arson sincere?  This short video reminds us that for years, and more intensively in recent months, Democratic politicians and celebrities have been promoting violence.  [Video clip]

Federal prosecutors take over Seattle protester cases, concerning local attorneys.  This week the U.S. Attorney's Office in Seattle announced its eighth arrest related to events during this summer's protests against racism and police brutality.  Defense attorneys say the Justice Department is going out of its way to try to discredit the protests.  But U.S. Attorney Brian Moran said his Seattle office is focused on cases like arson or firearms violations that he says are hurting the protest message.  That includes the big protest in Seattle the night of May 30.  People took guns out of police vehicles and set the cars on fire, leading to three federal cases so far.  The next night, a man was arrested after being accused of striking a police officer in the face with a can of beer, and of carrying an improvised firearm.  Stephanie Knightlinger, a senior deputy prosecutor with the King County Prosecutors Office, said she was preparing to charge that man, Devinare Parker, in King County Superior Court.

Portland Mayor Bans Police Use of Tear Gas After 100 Days of Rioting.  Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has banned the use of tear gas on rioters in the Oregon city.  Wheeler, a Democrat who is also Portland's police commissioner, banned the use of tear gas munitions on rioters Thursday, despite ongoing riots that have surpassed the 100-day mark, a press release from his office says.  Wheeler wrote that the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon State Police have used tear gas to quell riots over nearly four months.

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Here's my free advice:  Use the tear gas anyway and let them fire you.  Do your job and let them complain.  If you're fired, sue the city for wrongful termination.  If they want friction, give it to them.  No jury anywhere else in the country would take the city's side in such an argument, and it might also work in Portland.  And if it doesn't, well, you didn't want to work in a city like that anyway.

Man Who Threatened to Kill Trump Supporters Pleads Guilty.  A man who threatened to kill supporters of President Donald Trump and brandished a rifle at a Black Lives Matter protest pleaded guilty to making threats, authorities announced Friday [9/11/2020].  According to court documents, Emmanuel Quinones, 25, posted on Facebook on May 28, "Gonna get some more of these to off racists and MAGA people."

Richfield man charged with arson of Target Headquarters.  A Richfield man has been federally charged with arson at the Target Headquarters that took place on Aug. 26 during unrest in Minneapolis. [...] According to U.S. Attorney Erica H. MacDonald's office, Shador Tommie Cortez Jackson, 24, was arrested Thursday, Sept. 10 after surveillance video allegedly shows him lighting a fire inside the store.  Jackson made his initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis on Friday, Sept. 11.  According to the complaint, Jackson was stopped by Richfield police later that night and was in possession of stolen merchandise.  Jackson is scheduled to make his next court appearance on Sept. 16.

Minnesota Man Charged for Allegedly Setting Fire to Target's Headquarters.  A 24-year-old Minnesota man was arrested and charged this week for allegedly lighting Target's headquarters on fire during rioting in Minneapolis on Aug. 26.  During widespread looting following false rumors regarding the death of a homicide suspect, Shador Jackson allegedly used a sign to smash one of the glass doors of the headquarters building, according to court documents.  Authorities said Jackson then entered the building's mail room, where he ignited a fire on the top of a desk before pouring liquid from a bottle onto the fire.  About 5 minutes later, the man ran out of the building.  He was seen walking away on a sidewalk before stopping and looking into the main Target entrance door in the direction of the fire.  Surveillance cameras captured Jackson committing the criminal act, authorities said.

Minnesota Police Group Withdraws Democrat Endorsements After Video of Union Chief Beaten in Effigy.  The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association board has switched its endorsements of Democrat candidates to Republican after one Democrat candidate was purportedly caught on video beating a piñata with the likeness of top police union official Bob Kroll. [...] Brian Peters, who serves as executive director of the police association, expressed concern over DFL caucus' support of Thompson after he was identified as beating the Kroll effigy.  "The endorsements that we rescinded, my issue was those candidates did not stand up to their leadership and put pressure on and ask why are we supporting a candidate who did this in Hugo," Peters said.  "If this is the future of the Democratic Party, my organization is going to support elsewhere," he added.  Peters did not identify which Republicans were endorsed by the police group.

Man arrested and charged with firebombing Republican women's club office.  A California man has been arrested and charged with attempted arson after allegedly trying to firebomb a Republican organization office building.  Police say Carlos Espriu, 23, broke the windows of the East Valley Republican Women Federated office in La Quinta, California, on May 31 before lighting several Molotov cocktails and setting the building on fire, according to Fox News.

Palm Desert man charged with firebombing La Quinta Republican Headquarters.  A Palm Desert man was in custody Thursday and has been charged with the May 31 firebombing of the East Valley Republican Women Federated (EVRWF) office in La Quinta, according to the Department of Justice.  Carlos Espriu, 23, was named in a federal criminal complaint that charged him with attempted arson.

Left-Wing Agitator Arrested for Starting Fire in Washington, Suspected of Starting Two Other Wildfires.  A Washington man with a history of left-wing agitation was arrested Wednesday evening [9/9/2020] after he allegedly started a fire in the brush along a highway near Tacoma.  Jeffrey Acord, 36, was charged for reckless burning in the second degree.  He is now reportedly also a suspect in two other Washington wildfires. [...] The suspected antifa militant has a history of anti-police protesting and encounters with law enforcement, court records show.  According to his Facebook, Acord also attended a Black Lives Matter march in Seattle on June 5 of this year.

President Trump may be battered by the waves, but he will not sink.  [Scroll down]  What ails the left is that leftists believe everything they think, and their thinking is characterized by pomposity and intolerance.  One has to look no farther than Twitter to be clobbered by the gross intolerance of Democrats.  They are rude, profane, wholly without manners or grace.  There are the vicious rioters in the streets whom the Democrats refuse to condemn, and there are the equally vicious boors who drive the contempt in which social media is drowning.  Those often anonymous haters hide behind their not so clever handles like schoolyard bullies who cry for their mothers if their true identities are discovered.  That's when they cry "racism," or "white supremacy," or "white privilege," even if, as most of them are, they are white.  There is nothing more absurd than watching a young white female carrying a Black Lives Matter sign shouting obscenities in the face of a black policeman to illustrate the depth of the left's vacuity.

Portland Bans Facial Recognition Technology to Protect Peaceful Rioters.  Portland has some really, really strange things going on.  On Wednesday [9/9/2020], amid a record-setting season of chaos, arson, vandalism, and violence in the streets, the city decided to ban the use of facial-recognition technology by local law enforcement. [...] What's the technology good for?  Well, it "could help with tasks ranging from solving crime to checking student attendance at school."  But it "comes with fundamental privacy issues."  In addition to the cops, "private entities in places of public accommodation" are now barred from using it as well.  That means businesses that serve the public — restaurants, grocery stores, etc.

Women Who Stole Kid's MAGA Hat Charged With Hate Crime.  Two Delaware women accused of accosting a 7-year-old boy outside of the Democratic National Convention and taking his MAGA hat are facing up to 15 years in prison for a hate crime.  [Tweet]  Yes, it was "shameful."  It was also mean, stupid, small-minded, and wrong.  But do the women really deserve to spend 15 years in prison for it?

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They could spend up to 15 years in prison.  That's what juries are for.  That's what parole boards are for.  Maybe the perpetrators should have thought of this about a month ago.

Fight — or the Dems Will Steal This Election.  Schools have been teaching identity politics to our children for decades.  The left seeks to abrogate of our nation's moral fiber with the deliberate destruction of absolute right and wrong under written and duly enacted law.  While we seek to debate, they seek to silence.  While we accept differences of opinion, they cancel.  While we would live and let live, they will burn it all down.  We see the consequences of this in the disaffected youth playing "resistance" dress-up and burning down our cities.  The process of using identity politics to maximize victimhood has damaged the values and principles this nation was founded upon and its citizens have lived by.  Self-sufficiency, taking responsibility for one's own actions, equality under the law, property rights, and law and order have been cast aside in favor of Critical Race Theory and the 1619 Project.  It is the left's attempt to see anarchy reign in our streets as rioters run amok, steeped in the victimhood and righteous violence taught to them all their lives.  It is all part of their plan to steal the presidency, one way or another.

LASD deputies arrest 17 'anarchists' at South LA protest following shooting death of Dijon Kizzee.  For the fourth night in a row, a crowd of protesters gathered near the South Los Angeles Sheriff's station over the fatal shooting of Dijon Kizzee.  Deputies arrested three dozen people who were looking to stir up trouble after engaging with what authorities described as a more "aggressive, anarchist" group than in previous nights.  LASD told FOX 11 they gave the crowd an order to disperse when the crowd began "gearing up" and was standing in the street at the intersection of Imperial Highway and Normandie Avenue.

Chad Wolf Sets the Record Straight on Portland, 'Mostly Peaceful' Riots, and COVID.  Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Chad Wolf set the record straight on the violent antifa riots in Portland in his 2020 State of the Homeland speech on Wednesday.  He explained just how dangerous the riots had been for federal law enforcement and he excoriated Gov. Kate Brown (D-Ore.) and Mayor Ted Wheeler (D-Portland) for refusing to cooperate with federal officers as they protected the federal courthouse from rioters.  Wolf also condemned the ridiculous assertion that the violence in Portland has been "mostly peaceful."

'You're Not Allowed To Film': The Fight To Control Who Reports From Portland.  You can assert that, yes, you can film; you can point out that they themselves are filming incessantly; you can push their hands away from covering your phone; you can have your phone record them stealing your phone — all of these things have happened to me — and none will have any impact [...] I wondered, the first time I attended the protests at the federal building back in July, who all these young people with PRESS emblazoned on their jackets or helmets were.  I asked one such guy who he worked for.  "Independent Press Corps," he told me.  As it turned out, dozens of other young PRESS people happened to work for the same outfit, which I at first assumed was a fancy way of saying "I want to report stuff and stream it on my Instagram."  This turned out to be naive.  The IPC is an organized group in league with the activists, and it is usually their footage you see streamed online and recycled on the news: mostly innocent protestors being harassed and beaten by police.

Why I'm Voting for Trump, Even Though I Don't Want To.  I want to vote for law and order and against Antifa and BLM.&Nbsp; The violence, looting, and destruction in our cities is intolerable, abetted by weak Democrat mayors.  Joe Biden recently came out against violence — three months after the riots started.  He has never condemned Antifa or BLM.

Dem Staffer Arrested by the Portland Police During BLM Riot, Dem Response Says It All.  Democrats are now trying to spin away any blame for the BLM riots after they unreservedly embraced the group and tried to downplay the actions as "peaceful protest."  Democratic leaders refused to properly address them or hold rioters accountable.  In fact, there have been multiple Democrats from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Rep. Maxine Waters and Rep. Ayanna Pressley encouraging calling for unrest in the streets.  On top of all that, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), the Democratic candidate for vice-president contributed to a fund to help bail out people arrested during the riots.  At least 13 Biden staffers also contributed to the fund.  They also encouraged others to contribute as well, helping the fund raise $35 million.  That enabled violent criminals to get out, including one who allegedly committed another assault, leaving a victim with a traumatic brain injury.

Delaware women accused of stealing MAGA hat indicted on robbery, hate crime charges.  Two Delaware women accused of stealing a MAGA hat outside the Democratic National Convention were indicted Tuesday on charges including second-degree robbery and felony hate crimes.  Olivia Winslow and Camryn Amy, both 21, were indicted by a grand jury on charges of second-degree robbery, second-degree conspiracy, endangering the welfare of a child, third-degree assault, attempted third-degree assault, offensive touching and felony hate crimes, Delaware Online reported.

Antifa Reality Check:  This Is A Problem Of RUF/ROE.  Good men, home owners, fathers who want to protect their families, and business owners, are progressively being backed into a corner.  I suspect they will not allow themselves to be put into a position of no escape from that corner.  At that point, the Antifa/BLM project becomes very dangerous for everyone involved.

Coalition of more than 50 leftist groups preparing for "mass public unrest" if election results are unclear, or Trump disagrees with reported Biden win.  An association of more than 50 left-wing organizations is discussing and preparing a variety of strategies for potential responses to the results of the 2020 election.  According to a report by The Daily Beast, a recent virtual meeting of the group, which calls itself the Fight Back Table, included discussions of how to initiate large-scale public civil disobedience if it believes Democratic nominee Joe Biden has won the election, but President Trump is contesting the result.  "It is very obvious that Trump is laying the groundwork for claiming victory no matter what," said Rahna Epting, a participant in the call and the executive director of a group called MoveOn.

Antifa riots may be part of Democrat power grab.  Whether or not all rioters are Democrat voters, they increasingly are associated with Biden's campaign in the minds of voters who fear violence is coming to their suburb.  This rolling campaign of anti-police street violence is killing Biden's bid for the presidency — just look at private polling in crucial swing states such as Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, where law and order has become a decisive issue.  So why don't Democrat leaders do more to condemn the violence and call for calm?  To understand their inaction, you need to step back and see street violence as one element of a coordinated "playbook" to dislodge President Trump, regardless of the outcome of the election.  This is the thesis of political theorist Dr. Darren Beattie, a former Duke University professor and White House official.

Democrat Supported Marxist Group Plans Siege on White House Starting September 17.  Leftist operatives with the support of Democrats are burning and pillaging cities across the country.  Stores are looted and government buildings are attacked on a weekly basis by far left terrorists.  This past week Leftist operatives announced a 50 days siege on the White House.  They plan on starting the siege on September 17th, to continue for 50 days, until the election on November 3.  Leftists hope this will get them more votes for Biden.

Fostering massive social disorder is no way to protest.  It's increasingly obvious that far too many people out causing havoc in the name of Black Lives Matter are in fact just wallowing in the chance to bully people and break stuff, or worse.  And the ranks of Antifa, in particular, are packed with utter thugs (mostly white) who are devastating mainly black neighborhoods in towns like Kenosha, Wis.  Yes, many protesters try to stand up to the extremists:  In the videos of ruffians trashing restaurants and threatening diners up in Rochester, you see some people trying to stop the mayhem.  But they fail, badly — and so the cause is set back, badly.  And for that, all these movements' leaders are to blame.  The civil-rights movement understood that it could only succeed by appealing to the nation's conscience and ruthlessly policed its own ranks.  Black Lives Matter organizers seem to think otherwise — why else sit by as its followers harass restaurant-goers across the country?

Organizers Of "White House Siege" Predict" Things Could Turn Very Ugly" — Predicts New Civil War.  As November draws closer, President Trump has indeed adopted a more ominous tone about the election.  In speeches and interviews, he complained about "voter fraud" and warns that Democrats will use millions of fraudulent mail-in ballots to steal his second term.  A few days ago Bernie Sanders said that he fears President Donald Trump will refuse to leave office if he loses reelection and is calling on Congress and the media to take action to prepare for that scenario now, he said in an interview with POLITICO. [...] Of course, the Dems have other foot soldiers to do their dirty work for them.  With the chances of a legitimate election win by Joe Biden slowly slipping away, allies of the Democrats are positioning their forces for the chaos that will be unleashed by the reelection of President Trump.

A vote for Joe Biden is still a vote for radicalism, not normalcy.  [Scroll down]  Second, Biden is finally bothering to address the months-long rioting that the news media have been trying to cover up.  Urban violence, and the related spike in violent crime due to police being preoccupied or even defunded by radicals in city government, is suddenly emerging as a defining election issue.  Leftist agitators continue after three months to damage or destroy businesses and private and government property in such cities such as Portland, Chicago, Washington, New York, Seattle, Denver, and a host of others.  Biden's acknowledgment that this issue exists is a start, even if his initial response has not been intelligent.  At first, he tried to blame it on right-wing extremist groups, taking his cue from an absurd conspiracy theory that has spread among liberals seeking to justify or cover up rioters' behavior.  Subsequently, Biden and other Democrats have sought to emphasize that this is all occurring "on President Trump's watch," as if Biden were proposing to take the necessary steps to restore law and order (which of course he isn't).

Fanning the Flames.  For months, Biden and his media allies have abetted #BlackLivesMatter activists in inciting racial fear and hatred, claiming that "systemic racism" by police accounts for the deaths of black suspects at the hands of police.  Even though research clearly disproves such claims, the facts haven't stopped Democrats from trying to exploit this slanderous narrative in their effort to defeat President Trump.  Last week, after a self-declared "100% Antifa" radical murdered a Trump supporter in Portland, Oregon, Biden doubled-down on this anti-police rhetoric, blaming "bad cops" for "racial injustice in America," while bizarrely accusing Trump of "stoking violence in our cities."  Contrary to Biden's claims, however, the "violence in our cities" — mobs rioting in Portland and Seattle, looting in Chicago and New York, and attacking police everywhere — clearly has been fomented by anti-Trump activists, including the "trained Marxist" leaders of #BlackLivesMatter.

Not in Our Town?  How About 'Not in Our Country'?  American law enforcement is now caricatured as the Gestapo or as brainless, heartless automatons marching in lockstep to the commands of "systemic racism."  Different communities and different religions are taught not to look for common ground, but to instead wall themselves off from each other in celebration of their own grievances.  Yes, celebration.  Identity politics has turned Americans into us and them, and we are taught to celebrate "us" and fear "them."  How [...] can Americans sit back and watch as gangs of dangerous extremists maraud through our cities — burning buildings, throwing rocks, bottles and explosives at police, and attacking the elderly?  Why make excuses for the bullies or justify their violence?  Looting is wrong.  Vandalism is wrong.  Lawlessness is wrong.  Yet too many people will not say so.  Has the country completely lost its moral center in the last 25 years?  If one is being honest, the answer must be yes.

"You're Not Allowed To Film": The Fight To Control Who Reports From Portland.  "YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO FILM!" is a cry you hear incessantly at protests in Portland, Oregon, always shouted at close range to your face by after-dark demonstrators.  You can assert that, yes, you can film; you can point out that they themselves are filming incessantly; you can push their hands away from covering your phone; you can have your phone record them stealing your phone — all of these things have happened to me — and none will have any impact on their contention that "YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO FILM" and its occasional variation, "PHOTOGRAPHY EQUALS DEATH!"  I cannot say who came up with these anti-camera battle cries.  But it's easy to understand why protesters use them: to shape the narrative the country sees about the protests.

"It has been my experience that whenever a leader — whether elected, anointed or media-appointed — does not want you to see something, that's probably the time when you should go out of your way to see it."
Clarence Page    

BLM-Biden Supporters Scream at Elderly Couple Dining Outdoors in Pittsburgh, Steal their Drinks Off Table.  This is how Biden supporters treat elderly Americans.  Black Lives Matter terrorists screamed obscenities at elderly people dining outdoors in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Sunday [9/6/2020].  So much for worrying about Covid-19!  Other violent Biden supporters were breaking glassware and intimidating diners.

The Mayors Whose Names You Don't Know.  [Scroll down]  Take, for example, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan.  For more than 80 days, Black Lives Matter protesters and Detroit police observed a tense but durable truce, and the conditions for preserving the peace were simple.  As long as the movement was moving — literally, maintaining forward motion — there would be no interference with the protests from law enforcement.  That peace was shattered in the final week of August when demonstrators turned violent and attempted to "occupy" a downtown street.  "I am not going to let any group set up a Seattle zone of lawlessness here in the city of Detroit," said Detroit Police Chief James Craig during a news conference.  "That is non-negotiable."  That day, riot gear-clad police swarmed the section of the city in which demonstrators had gathered, arresting at least 44 protesters, confiscating weapons and body armor, and charging many of them with a variety of misdemeanor offenses.  As of this writing, Mayor Dugan continues to sleep well in his home, free from the fear of forcible ejection by a violent mob.

Starbucks barista teaches how to make poisonous 'Blue Lives Matter' drink.  Pranks have turned more and more deadly in recent months as many, in particular radical leftist youths and young adults, have started ramping up efforts to engage in full-blown murder.  Law enforcement officers are often their targets, as was the case with a barista who made a video showing how to put together a poisonous "Blue Lives Matter" drink.  The barista, identified as Van Greyson Hart, is seen in the video demonstrating how to mix a lethal dose of bleach with other ingredients to make it look like a standard Starbucks drink.  According to Starbucks, the Target in which Hart works is licensing the brand and directly employs Hart.

The Editor says...
"Licensing the brand" is no defense.  If you permit a franchise owner (after recieving a hefty fee) to use your well-establish brand name to lure customers, you share in the responsibility for whatever happens in that franchised location.  I was in a jury pool once, and one of the defense lawyers tried to play this card, and when it became clear that I wasn't buying it, I was excused.

What if, in those violent big cities run by liberal Democrats, the politics were different?  [Scroll down]  What if Republican mayors, rather than restore order in their ruined cities and towns, just hid in publicly subsidized fortresses, or bunkered behind police walls while the rest of you were left on your own, and then those mayors just ran off?  It was Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's staff that raised bond money for rioters in ruined Minneapolis, back when his campaign saw the street anger as politically beneficial.  Biden floats like a cork on the sea roiled by the hard left that runs his party.  And Republican President Donald Trump hammers him for it.  "We have not lived at home for two months," Krewson told the St. Louis Post Dispatch.  "We did it to de-escalate the situation ... and importantly because our neighbors were being disturbed and threatened."  Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler fled his home from riots there that never stop.  The Oregonian reported that Wheeler apologized to his neighbors for the damage to his home.

Portland mayor facing resignation calls, questioned leadership as election looms.  Two months before the November election, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler faces calls to resign from sources as wide-ranging as liberal constituents who once supported him to the nation's Republican president, who cite what they say is his lack of clear leadership as the city hit 100 days of protests.  Many critics say they're frustrated that Wheeler, the city's police commissioner, expresses support for police reforms yet hasn't come out strongly when officers appear to use excessive force on people during protests.  Many others are frustrated he hasn't done more to end the nightly demonstrations and the property damage, small fires and provocations of police that usually accompany them.  Still others feel he has said more about his disagreements with President Donald Trump than his solutions to aid a city reckoning with a pandemic, a recession, homelessness, unaffordable housing, increased gun violence and other racial and economic inequalities.

Rochester, New York Is Now Trying To Turn Into Portland.  While this story hasn't garnered as much national attention as George Floyd or Jason Blake, it's quickly picking up steam.  Back in March of this year, Daniel Prude, a 41-year-old Black man from Rochester, New York, died after being taken into police custody.  The fact that he was naked in the middle of a street (obviously unarmed) and that the police had put a bag over his head until he was apparently asphyxiated made for an ugly set of visuals.  He was pronounced brain dead at a local hospital and died roughly one week later.  Recently, video of Prude's arrest showed up in the media and the response since then has grown like wildfire, following a similar pattern that we've seen in Portland, Minneapolis, Kenosha and other locations.  The first night after the video went viral, a few dozen protesters showed up near a local police precinct.  By Saturday night, their numbers had grown into the thousands and the police were under direct, physical assault.  But as with so many of these stories, there is more to the tale of Prude's demise than might first meet the eye.

Where are the rioters coming from?  Data shows mix of locals and out-of-staters converging on cities.  West Hollywood; Seattle; Portland; Pasco, Wash.; and Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.  These are just a handful of the cities where recently arrested Kenosha, Wis., rioters are listed as coming from.  And as riots continue to pop up across the United States, such data has fueled speculation about the origins of the agitators and how they might be organized.  The records released so far reveal a mix — of out-of-towners, of people whose home city police do not know and also locals.  Records reflect plenty of Kenosha residents have been swept up in the arrests there, just as Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis residents have taken part in the unrest in those cities.

Comic book writers' son arrested in BLM rampage in NYC.  One of the Black Lives Matter protesters busted in a window-smashing rampage over the weekend is the son of a New York Times best-selling comic book writer whose creations inspired the show TV show "Stumptown."  Elliot Rucka, 20, of Portland was among the eight people arrested on rioting and other charges in the spree Friday that damaged and vandalized banks, Starbucks and Duane-Reades from Foley Square up to 24th Street.  The protest — which was organized by the groups "New Afrikan Black Panther Party" and the "Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement" — escalated to a three-hour marathon of destruction that caused at least $100,000 in damages, authorities said.

"Stumptown" Creator's Son Arrested in NYC BLM Riot.  Another privileged young revolutionary was arrested at the latest social justice riot in NYC, Elliot Rucka.  Rucka was arrested in NYC on rioting and other charges in the spree Friday that damaged and vandalized banks, Starbucks, and Duane-Reades from Foley Square up to 24th Street, the NY Post reported.  Ironically, Elliot Rucka, the 20-year-old son of a successful comic book writer, is from the capital of social justice violent riots, Portland.  This young, idealistic window smashing crusader's father, Greg Rucka, is a New York Times best-selling author.

Pundits gaslight the American people on violent riots.  Though Joe Biden has now accepted that violence is occurring in many major American cities and has started blaming Donald Trump for it, many of his supporters haven't gotten the memo.  A new trend among some high-profile left-wingers is to gaslight Americans by posting daytime photos of well-to-do areas of cities undamaged by the riots as proof that the riots aren't real.  Meanwhile, tear gas and fires engulf entire blocks at nighttime.  Josh Campbell, a former FBI agent and CNN contributor, kicked off the trend by tweeting September 1: 'Good morning from wonderful Portland, where the city is not under siege and buildings are not burning to the ground.  I also ate my breakfast burrito outside today and so far haven't been attacked by shadowy gangs of Antifa commandos.'

Why do You Support Joe Biden?  There are a lot of unanswered questions for Biden supporters.  Part of the frustration with the left and those that support it is that they never offer a convincing rationale for their actions.  Why are you voting for him? [...] How do you anticipate Joe Biden responding to the deadly and damaging riots in American streets effectively when he's been here before and it is known that his anti-police rhetoric only encourages more entitled lawlessness to build?  Recall that President Obama and Vice-President Biden nurtured the growth of Black Lives Matter with their baseless and divisive responses to the Cambridge police incident, the Trayvon Martin death, the Michael Brown death, and the Freddie Gray death.  Feel free to also to weigh in on the belief that Trump sending in troops to an already burning city like Portland somehow increases the tension, or the fact that when they pull out the burning continues.[...] How can you support the looting and riots, even writing them off as "mostly peaceful," knowing full well you would never accept it in your own community and backyard?  What right do you have to safety while others do not?

"Bipartisan" Washington Insiders Reveal Their Plan for Chaos if Trump Wins the Election.  A group of "bipartisan" neoconservative Republicans and establishment Democrats have been "simulating" multiple catastrophic scenarios for the 2020 election, including a simulation where a clear victory by the incumbent provokes "unprecedented" measures, which the Biden campaign could take to foil a new Trump inauguration.

Criminal Who Was Bailed Out of Jail by Nonprofit Funded by Biden's Staffers Violently Assaults Man.  A 32-year-old accused felon committed another violent assault against an innocent man after being bailed out by the nonprofit funded by Biden's staffers.  The Minnesota Freedom Fund received $35 million in donations during the George Floyd riots and Biden's campaign staffers were among the people who made substantial donations.  Lionel Timms was bailed out of jail in July thanks to the Minnesota Freedom Fund touted by Biden's running mate Kamala Harris.

50+ Questions No Reporter Dares Ask Joe Biden And His Campaign.  On Rioting And Violence:  Will you ever directly condemn Antifa and the Black Lives Matter rioters as the cause for the violence ripping through the nation's cities?  Would you allow the National Guard into cities like Portland that have seen 100 days of violence, rioting, and even death?  What, if anything, can be done to stop the epidemic of violence in Chicago and other cities?  Have their Democrat leaders failed the citizens there?

Advice For Rioters If You're Visited By The FBI.  [Scroll down]  The feds are not playing "whack a rioter" every night in the street.  Each night is another step in building a larger case against organizers of these riots.  These consensual interviews are meant to identify participants and gather whatever information they can gather on other participants.  I'm 100% confident there is a significant database already in existence that is documenting the identities and photographs of dozens or hundreds of individuals.  In addition to the agent resources devoted to dismantling the "command and control" network of the Portland groups, the Portland FBI office is certainly dedicating a substantial amount of analyst work.  All day long, while rioters are resting up and getting ready for the nighttime festivities, numerous FBI analysts are going over audio, video, cell phone traffic, and any other communications they can monitor to track the individuals who are planning and providing the logistical resources being used to sustain these protesters.  It is a laborious process of linking participants and documenting their activities.  But when the necessary investment of time and resources are made on the front end, bullet-proof cases against the most significant participants emerge at the end.  The protesters really have no understanding about the resources that have been devoted to breaking them up.

Black Lives Matter activist suckerpunched a Trump supporter at the Beverly Hills protest.  Not all heroes wear capes. [...] Flashback to Aug. 22nd, when a crowd of Black Lives Matter extremists descended into the Beverly Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles and, as usual, began causing trouble.  [Video clip]

Data: 48 of America's 50 Largest Cities Hit By Black Lives Matter Riots.  New data from Princeton University show that riots associated with the Black Lives Matter movement took place in 48 out of the 50 largest cities in the United States. [...] Within the largest 100 cities by population, 74 experienced riots.  Several smaller communities have also experienced riots, including — most recently — Rochester, New York, and Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Antifa's violent, organized tactics are getting exposed.  Based on the arrest photos of apprehended Antifa rioters, the impression is out there that the group is little more than a bunch of extremist fringe crazies.  Sadly, it's not so.  Report after report shows that Antifa is highly organized, in its rioting, its killing, and its press coverage. [...] Besides the atrocities, they also have help.  Apparently, someone on the inside in Portland's government is providing shelter for them on the city's dime, in the form of a homeless tent camp.  They deny it, of course, but it certainly does seem to explain how Antifa, with all its pan-United States cast of characters, can operate for 100 nights of mayhem in Portland alone.  They also have the press.

The Democrats' tragic romance with the rioters.  [Scroll down]  But the left's fondness for theater invariably leads them to act up, and then overact.  Predictably, they escalated their theater from drama to melodrama to Rambo movies.  Peaceful protests grew into riots.  Buildings were burned, stores were looted and people were killed. [...] The rioting culminated at the commencement of the Democratic National Convention which was held, virtually, in Joe Biden's basement.  Or wherever.  People wondered, what will they say about the riots?  We soon learned what they would say.  Not a [...] thing.  They never mentioned the riots that worsened nightly through their convention.  The apparent reason was that the rioters hate Trump (and America too) and so do the Democrats.  Under the tribal shibboleth "the enemy of my enemy is my friend," the Dems figured that the rioters were their friends because both were enemies of Trump.  Friends don't call out friends just because they're looting, burning and murdering.  At least Democrat ones don't.

Black Lives Matter protesters smash NYC Starbucks window in stunning video.  Manhattan business owners vented anger and frustration Saturday [9/5/2020] as they surveyed the damage and cleaned up another mess caused by riotous members of Black Lives Matter, whose protest the night before devolved into a lawless rampage of destruction through the Big Apple.  "I'm sick of this [...]!" raged Kevin McGrath, owner of the Five Points Academy boxing gym across the street from a beseiged Starbucks at Lafayette and Grand streets in Soho.  The java giant was among several businesses damaged Friday night by BLM demonstrators during a planned protest march north from Foley Square to Chelsea and across to Flatiron, resulting in what authorities said was $100,000 in damage to stores and banks.

Judge Orders Detroit Police Not to Use Batons, Tear Gas Against Protesters for Two Weeks.  A federal judge in Detroit has ordered the city's police not to use batons, tear gas, shields, chokeholds, rubber bullets, sound cannons, or any other type of non-lethal force against protesters for the next two weeks.  The late Friday [9/4/2020] ruling granted a temporary restraining order to the activist group Detroit Will Breathe, which sued the city on Monday, claiming that excessive police force infringed upon their protesters' First Amendment rights, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Little Red Rioting Hood
Wealthy NYC woman busted in BLM rampage.  One of the Black Lives Matter protesters now facing felony rioting and misdemeanor graffiti charges — after a window-smashing free-for-all in Manhattan — is a wealthy Upper East Sider whose mother is an architect and whose father is a child psychiatrist.  Clara Kraebber, 20, is one of eight people arrested Friday night [9/4/2020] after a roiling, three-hour rampage that police say caused at least $100,000 in damage from Foley Square up to 24th Street.  "Every city, every town, burn the precinct to the ground!" the group chanted as it moved up Lafayette Street while busting the plate glass facades of banks, Starbucks and Duane-Reades.  The protest was organized by groups calling themselves the "New Afrikan Black Panther Party" and the "Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement." [...] She is now facing a maximum of four years prison on her top charge of first-degree riot.

20-year-old college student from wealthy elite family facing possible 4-year prison term for violent BLM rampage in Manhattan.  [Scroll down]  Young Ms. Kraebber is no dummy.  She is a student at Rice University, one of the most selective schools (a mere 9% of applicants were admitted in 2019) in the country and is a graduate of Hunter College High School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, whose students score in the top one-quarter of one percent of students based on test scores.  Her parents are members of the nation's academic elite — her father is a psychiatrist on the faculty of Columbia University, while her mother is the principal of an architectural firm bearing her name whose clients include Columbia and NYU. Her family lives in the Upper East Side in an apartment for which they paid $1.8 million 4 years ago, and also boasts a house in Connecticut with 4 fireplaces.  On Friday [9/4/2020], young Clara was arrested for participating in a 3-hour rampage that did an estimated $100,000 in damage, smashing store windows and doing other damage to lower Manhattan.

For America's Mayors, Home Is No Longer Safe.  In San Jose, Calif., a group of about 100 people spray-painted an obscenity on the front door of Mayor Sam Liccardo on Aug. 28, threw eggs and burned an American flag as they demanded that he defund the Police Department.  In Portland, Ore., protesters threw burning material into the lobby of the apartment building where Mayor Ted Wheeler lives.  In Seattle, they marched to the home of Mayor Jenny Durkan, who as a former federal prosecutor later expressed alarm that her previously undisclosed address had been made public.  In Chicago, activists descended on the home of Mayor Lori Lightfoot, prompting the city to begin enforcing a statute banning protests in residential neighborhoods.  Most of the mayors are Democrats who support Black Lives Matter protests and have said they want to see some law-enforcement reform.  But they are attempting to draw the line at damage or threats to their homes, putting liberal leaders in the unusual position of confronting activists on their side of the political spectrum, instead of opponents on the right.

Portland 'riot' declared after Molotov cocktails tossed.  At least three Molotov cocktails were tossed in the direction of Portland, Ore., police late Saturday, prompting yet another night of unrest in the city to be declared a riot, according to reports.  Video posted on social media showed people scattering after a fiery object hurtled through the air and crashed on the ground, resulting in a huge fireball and smoke.  In another video, a rioter is seen scrambling for help after his feet catch fire while trying to escape flames.

ANTIFA Member Tosses Molotov At Cops, Ends Up Lighting BLM Activist On Fire Instead.  On what seems to be day number 1000 of rioting in Portland, ANTIFA tried to up their game against a seemingly more aggressive Portland PD.  A Black Bloc member tried tossing a Molotov cocktail at some officers but seems to have had bad aim as the flaming bottle landed by some BLM activists, lighting one's legs on fire.  [Video clip]

Brutally Honest Campaign Ad — "Meet Joe Biden Supporters".  An effective ad showcasing the major issue within the 2020 election cycle.  [Video clip]

President Trump:  U.S. marshals [were] called in to locate Portland killer due to inaction from local authorities.  President Trump has expressed his support for a recent law enforcement operation, which resulted in the death of the man suspected of murdering a conservative protester.  On Friday, the president suggested federal agents were needed due to inaction from local authorities.  On Thursday, U.S. marshals located 48-year-old suspect Michael Forest Reinoehl near his home in Lacey, Washington.  Reinoehl was reportedly armed at the time.  Authorities attempted to take him into custody when shots were fired.

Minority-owned security company hired to watch Seattle park quits on first night after being harassed by Antifa.  Cal Anderson Park in Seattle is a large open space immediately adjacent to the former CHAZ/CHOP zone.  For weeks the park has been a kind of home base for protesters/rioters who would gather there each night before marches.  Some people had set up tents and were sleeping there.  There was even some kind of store full of donated items.  Earlier this week the city finally cleared the park and found a tent serving as a kind of Antifa armory: [...] After the park was cleared, the city contracted with a private security firm to keep an eye on things at night.  I'm not sure what the thinking was here.  I guess it was cheaper to hire private security than to use police officers.  In any case, the first night the private security officers arrived they were immediately hounded out of the park.  [Video clip]

Portland Police Aren't Fooling Around Anymore.  During night number 99 of rioting and mayhem, Portland PD put their foot down on the neck of ANTIFA hard.  Several Black Bloc-heads were tackled and arrested and one female was even unmasked.  Dozens were arrested.  [Video clip]

BLM Punk Tries To Storm #WalkAway Stage, Gets DESTROYED By A GIANT Black Trump Supporter, Arrested.  This altercation happened today during the Pro-Trump rally, #WalkAway Rescue America Rallies in Downtown Dallas.  The event was peaceful until this clash took place, as both President Trump supporters, and counter-protesters were letting their opinions be known.  Brandon Straka, organizer of Walk Away Rescue America, have emphasized that security is in place at all rallies — in order to make it safe for supporters to participate.  Last time in San Francisco, Black Lives Matter tried to 'crash the party', today in Dallas, Texas security had to move in and pacify BLM agitators that became violent.  [Video clip]

Joe Biden Supporters March, Threaten, Trash Restaurants and Businesses in New York.  Joe Biden supporters made things very uncomfortable for diners in Rochester New York last evening as they overturned tables, threw chairs and threatened patrons.  [Video clip]

Rich White Leftists Encourage Black People to Loot Their Neighborhoods.  A hardcover copy of "In Defense of Looting" will run you 21 bucks at Amazon and 28 bucks at Barnes and Noble.  That's just how capitalism works for the distribution and sales of a product from one of the biggest publishing companies in the world that's part of the Lagardère empire.  Why is the largest publishing company in France pushing what Publishers Weekly called, "a provocative, Marxist-informed defense of looting" to Americans?  Because it makes money.  Learn why private property is just a social construct for only 21 bucks.

The Racist Left Feels Entitled to Riot.  Events have compelled lifelong swamp denizen Joe "Joey Basement" Biden to scurry into the sunlight and read from a teleprompter.  In a duplicitous performance worthy of Pravda, Biden blamed the leftist riots roiling Democratic "governed" cities on — spoiler alert — President Trump and his "right-wing" supporters.  Attempting to dispel any doubts about his newfound concern for the lives, limbs, and property of American citizens, Biden declared that rioters should be prosecuted.  This must have surprised his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who previously helped to fund the rioters' bail; and the Democratic prosecutors who largely have refused to prosecute the rioters.  Apparently, Harris and Biden's campaign staff have a soft spot for lawless MAGA supporters.  Naturally, since the Left's new narrative (read "lie") is how Republicans' hobnailed wingtips are on the throats of the law-abiding, Biden couldn't bear to mention Black Lives Matter or Antifa, the latter of which the Left argues doesn't exist, though a "100 percent Antifa" murder suspect (lately deceased) disagreed.

Portland shooting suspect followed right-wing activists after spotting them downtown, unsealed arrest warrant says.  Prosecutors in Oregon released recently unsealed court documents Friday alleging that self-described anti-fascist Michael Forest Reinoehl hid in a parking garage before following two supporters of the right-wing Patriot Prayer group after spotting them during street protests last weekend.  Moments later, the records allege, Reinhoel shot and killed one of the men, Aaron "Jay" Danielson.  The records were made public a day after a fugitive task force fatally shot Reinoehl near Lacey, Thurston County.

In Your Face:  Portland Cop Pulls Off Gas Mask.  I suspect she didn't see that coming or going.  [She also recieved a free fragrance sample.]  [Video clip]

Black Lives Matter protesters riot in Manhattan, cause $100,000 damage:  NYPD.  Eight people were arrested Friday night when a group of 150 Black Lives Matter protesters smashed windows and graffitied the storefronts of Lower Manhattan chain stores and banks, police sources said.  At least two Starbucks, five banks and a Duane Reade had their windows busted, causing an estimated $100,000 in damage.  Police recovered two stun guns, smoke grenades, and burglary and graffiti tools.  The protest had been advertised on Twitter by groups calling themselves the "New Afrikan Black Panther Party" and the "Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement."  One of the arrested protesters was from Portland, Ore., and another was from Iowa, the sources said.

Round One Goes to Trump.  The tragedy of Kenosha, along with the response of the presidential candidates, reveals much about the core issues Americans will vote on in November.  A properly functioning Democratic Party would have called for calm and restraint, whilst offering sympathy to those who have suffered harm and loss. [...] In effect, this will be read by millions of Americans, whatever their color, as meaning that the Dems have put American voters on notice: vote for us or this will happen where you live.  The Dems are claiming that only they can stop the riots, and the logical conclusion is that they can do this because they know how to get in contact with the people organizing them.  The evidence for this is that when these riots occur in Dem-controlled towns and cities the local authorities do very little by way of stopping them until the destruction is bad enough to provide useful political propaganda against Trump.  And as soon as this aim has been fulfilled, suddenly the rioting stops, as quickly as it began.  That's pretty much all any reasonable, morally competent person needs to know about the Democrats and race-riots.

Rioters Burned Her Minneapolis Business to the Ground, She's Received No Help.  For nearly 30 years, Flora Westbrook owned a salon in Minneapolis.  In June, rioters took over the neighborhood and destroyed her livelihood by burning the business to the ground.  Months later, she's still received no help from local officials.  In fact, they've made things worse by sending her a $200,000 bill for building removal.  "Here we are 100 days after your place was torched and how much help have you gotten from your local and state officials," Fox and Friends co-host Steve Doocy asked during an interview Thursday morning [9/3/2020].  "I haven't gotten anything, not a penny," Westbrook said.  "They never showed up.  I didn't see any police at all patrol my area."

Feds begin prosecuting rioters in Portland.  Federal prosecutors have started filing civil disorders charges against violent protesters in Portland, Oregon.  They are filing the charges under a federal statute enacted in 1968 in response to the rioting of that era.  It's interesting, I think, that the Congress that passed this statute was controlled by Democrats.  In 1968, the GOP was outnumbered in both chambers to a much greater degree than it is now.  Back then, Democrats were serious about stopping riots.  These days, they prefer to give rioters space to destroy.  That space is turning out to be wherever [...] they please.  In Portland, the following three people have been charged by the feds under the 1968 law.

Democrats Destroy America, Blame Trump.  [Scroll down]  During the four days of the Democratic National Convention, not a single word was said to condemn the violence.  Instead, a gloomy and ominous atmosphere of anti-Americanism prevailed.  America was again and again called racist, unjust, misogynist, and a dangerous place.  Not a word was said to pin violence on Trump — because the old narrative was still in place that there was no violence.  But the Democrats either miscalculated or completely ignored the basic human feeling of self-preservation.  They also went too far in their "black lives matter" hypocrisy.  Outrage over the death of one black man has already cost hundreds of black lives and livelihoods across the country.

Florida Thug Arrested for Rand Paul Attack Outside RNC.  Authorities have arrested a man from Florida over the attack on Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and his wife outside the Republican National Convention last week.  27-year-old Brennen Sermon was arrested and charged in connection with an attack, the District of Columbia U.S. Attorney's Office announced.  The incident reportedly left one of Paul's police guards with severe injuries to his face after he was allegedly punched by Sermon.  Sermon is from Orlando, Florida — quite a distance from Washington, D.C.

Secret Antifa tent city found, and Portland is paying for it.  Where do Portland Antifans rest during the day between riots at night?  In a hidden tent city near downtown, paid for and serviced by the city, according to a local citizen journalist.  [Video clip]

Man Finds Secret ANTIFA Tent City In Portland, They Start Slingshotting Stones At Him.  A man came upon a tent city that houses hundreds of ANTIFA rioters in the Star Park Festival parking lot by the Hawthorne Bridge Junction.  The man films what he sees and taunts the Black Bloc members who seem to be just waking up.  Near the end of the video, a member with a slingshot with stones is used to try and get rid of the man filming.  When that doesn't work, they chased him away, which was not caught on video.  [Video clip]

'This Is Where They House the Rioters!' City of Portland Houses Some Antifa Rioters Destroying the City.  Portland is wittingly or unwittingly housing some of the very same destructive rioters who have been tearing apart the city since May 28.  Let me repeat.  The taxpayers are paying for their own demise and it's all under the auspices of the city.  One month before the riots started, ostensibly to allow grieving over the death of George Floyd — remember him? — the City of Portland opened three homeless tent cities, one of which is the "Harbor of Hope."  The camp is situated close to the Willamette River, just a simple, short walk over the Hawthorn Bridge to downtown Portland, where it spills out onto riot central.

Rochester police involved in Daniel Prude suffocation and death followed training 'step by step', union head says.  Police officers involved in the suffocation of Daniel Prude — who died in March after a bag was placed over his head — were following their training, their union chief has said, as it emerged that Prude's brother Joe said he was hallucinating and suicidal before he died.  Prude, 41, from Chicago, was naked running through the streets of Rochester, New York — where his brother lives — in the early hours of March 23 when he was arrested.  He had taken the drug phencyclidine, known as PCP or angel dust, and was ranting at the officers, telling them he had coronavirus, saying they should just put him on a plane, and asking for their guns.

Signs of trouble before police pinned Prude naked on street.  Daniel Prude appeared to be spiraling into crisis in the hours before police handcuffed him on a city street in March, then pinned the naked man face down.  The 41-year-old had been thrown off a train the day before for disruptive behavior.  He was sent to a hospital for a mental health evaluation after he was said to have expressed suicidal thoughts.

Rochester, NY police use pepper spray on Daniel Prude protesters.  More than 200 protesters gathered in front of the Public Safety Building to demand justice for Daniel Prude on Thursday night [9/3/2020].  But the gathering and ensuing standoff with police — the most contentious since unrest on May 30 ended in vandalism, arson and looting — intensified as the night wore on.  Eight people were arrested and two officers were injured outside the Public Safety Building early Friday, said Rochester Police Capt. Michael Callari.  All eight protesters were charged with disorderly conduct, a violation.  Two of those protesters were also charged with resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, and one was also charged with second-degree harassment, a violation.  Callari said protesters threw rocks and bottles at officers.

Gov Cuomo attempts to walk back perceived threat Trump 'better have an army' to protect him in NYC.  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was slammed after he appeared to threaten President Donald Trump over his plan to pull federal funding from some Democrat-run cities.  The Democrat leader declared that the U.S. President had "better have an army'" to protect him if he ever plans to visit New York City, claiming residents want nothing to do with him.  Cuomo later reportedly clarified his remarks after igniting scathing criticism for his shocking rhetoric.

My run-in with the New York Times.  [T]here's a now infamous video from last week where a mob of enraged millennials with their fists pumped in the air surrounded a lone young woman sitting outside a Washington restaurant where I often eat.  Like a scene from the Cultural Revolution, the crowd demanded she shout certain slogans and raise her clenched fist in solidarity — or be damned as a racist.  Most of her fellow diners took the path of least resistance.  She wouldn't.  The chants grew louder: 'White silence is violence!'  They started screaming in her face.  She wouldn't cave.  Wokeness, in case you hadn't noticed, has entered a more intense phase.  Not so long ago, you were canceled for something you did or said or wrote.  Now you're canceled just for saying absolutely nothing at all.

Antifa Members Flying Around the Country to Engage in Rioting:  Barr.  Members of the extremist Antifa network are flying around the country and participating in riots, Attorney General William Barr said in a new interview.  "I've talked to every police chief in every city where there has been major violence and they all have identified Antifa as the ramrod for the violence," Barr said in an appearance this week on CNN's "Situation Room."  "They are flying around the country.  We know people who are flying around the country.  We know where they're going."  "We see some of the purchases they are making before the riots of weapons to use in those riots," he added.  "So, we are following them."  Crossing state lines to engage in rioting is illegal and a federal offense, the attorney general said.

For the Good of the Country, the Democrats Must Accept a Drubbing.  We need to make the riots stop.  They are getting too dangerous. [...] We've always had idealistic youth running around pretending they are Che Guevara.  The Socialist Revolutions always fail.  What's different this time [...] is that the current crop of Socialist Revolutionaries have been getting aid and funding and organizational help from what appear to be actual, honest-to-goodness Socialist Revolutionaries.  Perhaps they are Russians.  Maybe they are Chinese.  They could be "Americans" like George Soros.  It doesn't matter.  Before these creeps showed up, we didn't have pallets of bricks being mysteriously dropped off along the parade routes.  We didn't see dozens of amateur Guevaras wearing identical protective vests and gas masks.  Somebody is buying this stuff and running a distribution operation to handle the logistics, and it isn't the idealistic youth with their toy revolution.  Somewhere in the back there are Serious Adults with Serious Money.

Portland Police Assn. president:  City Council holding police back from dealing with violence.  The president of Portland's Police Association has called on city officials to allow police to do their jobs.  On Wednesday [9/2/2020], Daryl Turner said the police could proactively stop a lot of violence if the City Council and police commissioner would step back.  Turner previously claimed the city was set up for tragedy after $15 million was cut from the police budget.  He reiterated police don't have the ability to step in and help.

Why Trump Doesn't Just 'Send In the Troops'.  The devil is in the details, and the devil here makes Trump pulling the trigger on the troops in the current situation a very bad idea.  We should support his strategic patience and not do what the Democrats want by getting mad at the president for refusing to stumble into an ambush.

Details of '100% Antifa' Portland Shooter's Death Emerge, Possible Large Shoot-Out.  Last night [9/3/2020], Michael Forest Reinoehl was shot and killed by federal authorities after evading capture for nearly a week.  He is the man who allegedly murdered a Trump supporter in cold-blood while "protesting" in Portland, OR. The original chilling video shows Reinoehl responding to someone saying "we've got one over here" by pulling a gun and executing a man in the street at near point blank range.  At first, misinformation spread, claiming the police killed Reinoehl in revenge.  That was, of course, nonsense. [...] In reality, U.S. Marshals moved in to make the arrest after Portland PD and state agencies failed to apprehend him.  That ended badly for Reinoehl, who reported pulled a gun and reportedly had a fairly large shoot-out with the authorities.

Suspect in deadly shooting of right-wing activist in Portland killed by officers in Lacey.  A man suspected by police of fatally shooting a Trump supporter in downtown Portland last weekend was killed in Lacey Thursday night when authorities tried to arrest him during a traffic stop.  A spokesperson for the Pierce County Sheriff's Department said officers responded to a home in Lacey to find Michael Forest Reinoel, 48, a suspect believed to be involved in Aug. 29's fatal protest shooting in Portland.  Authorities said the suspect exited the house and got into a vehicle when officers tried to stop the car.  Shots were fired and the suspect was killed in the gunfire, authorities said.  No officers were injured in the shooting.

Authorities Kill Far-Left Extremist Accused Of Murdering Trump Supporter In Portland, Report Says.  Law enforcement officials reportedly killed 48-year-old Michael Forest Reinoehl, an antifa and Black Lives Matter extremist, on Thursday night [9/3/2020] when they closed in to arrest him for allegedly murdering a right-wing protester in Portland.  Officials said that Reinoehl "was killed during the encounter in Lacey, Wash., southwest of Seattle, when a federal fugitive task force moved to apprehend him," The New York Times reported.  "An arrest warrant had been issued by the Portland police earlier Thursday."

A Pathetic Psychosis Afflicts The Left.  Michael Reinoehl was a mentally disturbed individual.  His family had been estranged from him for more than three years.  His sister described him as having a temper, behaving irrationally, and that he would not be able to deal with the intense situations such as those at the nightly Antifa/BLM protests where he claimed to provide "Security" for protesters.  At some point this week Reinoehl made contact with Portland independent journalist — that's a euphemism for not having a job — Donovan Farley and agreed to an interview.  Farley contacted Vice News, who sent two camera crews to record the interview for broadcast tonight.  Sometime during the day on Thursday a Judge in Portland signed a warrant for Reinoehl's arrest.  It's quite possible that Reinoehl's videotaped admission that he was the shooter solved a prosecution problem of having a witness who could identify him as the shooter.  The video shows someone dressed in the same manner Reinoehl was dressed earlier in the evening, but so far there has been no public disclosure that anyone at the scene of the shooting had positively identified Reinoelh as having fired the fatal shots — that is until Reinoehl himself confirmed it to Farley.

Portland Shooter Dead Hours After He Confesses On Vice TV — Federal Fugitive Task Force Near Seattle.  [Scroll down]  Given that the warrant was issued sometime on Thursday, and that a federal fugitive task force — likely based out of the US Marshal's Office in Seattle — already had solid information on where he was strongly suggests that Reinoehl had been under surveillance in anticipation that a warrant would be forthcoming.  It is unknown exactly what time the warrant was issued, but it does not seem coincidental that it was issued in the same general time frame as the publication of the teaser for the Vice interview.  It is likely that Reinoehl's admissions in the interview resolved one key issue still facing the prosecutor — a positive identification that Reinoehl was, in fact, the person who fired the fatal shot.

DOJ Begins Indicting Portland (and National) Rioters With Federal "Civil Disorder" Charges.  18 U.S. Code § 231.  "Civil Disorders" is a charge defined under federal law as a "public disturbance involving acts of violence which causes an immediate danger of or results in injury to people or their property."  Apparently this federal statute is now being used by U.S. attorneys across the country.

Save Washington, D.C..  D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser must think she's clever.  Maybe she's just desperate.  After weeks of lawlessness in D.C., she's "pleading" with Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin to lower the boom on not-so-peaceful protesters.  In typical Democrat fashion, the violence and destruction plaguing a city — in this case, a very special city — isn't the mayor's fault.  Voters aren't buying this pap.  By Election Day, they really won't be buying it.  Ask conservatives why mobs are running D.C.'s streets, and the typical answer is that Bowser isn't doing her job.  They're right about that.  Say conservatives, if D.C. can't handle the mobs, Bowser should request help from the president.  Trump is ready to intercede.  Law and order could be restored in hours.

New York Governor threatens President's life.  You may have already heard the latest hot rumor suggesting that the President is looking into cutting off funding to various "anarchist" cities that are moving to defund or otherwise dismantle their police forces. [...] As it turns out, that didn't sit very well with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (the more successful brother of "Fredo").  The news hadn't been out for more than a couple of hours yesterday [9/2/2020] before Cuomo called an emergency press conference.  In it, he lambasted the President over a variety of policy issues while slipping in attacks of a personal nature on both Donald Trump and his family.  He calls the President "a clown" at one point while insisting that the Pandemic's severe impact on New York City was somehow Trump's fault.  (Ironic, coming from the guy whose disastrous nursing home policy probably killed more people than were murdered on the streets of New York in the past decade.)

Portland man repeatedly struck federal officers with car:  Justice Department.  A Portland man is accused of chasing two federal officers on an Oregon roadway and trying multiple times to hit them with his car — successfully crashing into their vehicle twice, the U.S. Justice Department announced Wednesday [9/2/2020].  A U.S. magistrate judge released Lonnie Vantewa Albert, pending future court appearances, following his Tuesday hearing in connection with the allegations he assaulted two Federal Protective Service officers with a sports utility vehicle early Sunday morning, according to a Department of Justice press release.

"If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun."
Senator Barack Obama,    
June 14, 2008.    

"I want you to argue with them and get in their face."
Senator Barack Obama,    
September 17, 2008.    

Salon Forced To Relocate Due To 'Death Threats' After Owner Exposed Nancy Pelosi.  On Wednesday's [9/2/2020] broadcast of the Fox News Channel's "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Erica Kious, the owner of the San Francisco hair salon that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) visited, reacted to Pelosi's claim that she was set up by stating that Pelosi or her staff made the appointment and wondered, "if she's in there comfortably, without a mask, and feeling safe, then why are we shut down?" Kious said Pelosi "had called a stylist in, or her assistant did, and made the appointment.  So, the appointment was already booked.  So, there was no way I could've set that up.  And I've had a camera system in there for five years.  I mean, I didn't go in there and turn cameras on as soon as she walked in to set her up.  So, that's absolutely false."  The video shows Pelosi entering a room followed by another person — the stylist, according to Fox News — who is wearing a mask.  It is not clear whether she subsequently put her mask back on.

To Destroy America.  The protests that sprang up in the wake of George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis seemed like spontaneous outpourings of grief and anger.  They weren't entirely.  Though many who joined their ranks may have been moved by outrage at the images of Floyd's death, those operating behind the scenes have prepared for this moment for a long time.  Indeed, the leaders of the Black Lives Matter organizations fueling this summer's disturbances were trained by self-described Marxist revolutionaries who have long used the plight of black Americans as justification for overthrowing America's constitutional order.  They frankly admit that such "organizing" is the key to their goal of world revolution. [...] But who initiated this demand for change?  After the initial protests following Floyd's death, public outrage was channeled — by trained activists working from a playbook — into manifestations that often grew riotous.  The Black Lives Matters Global Network and Movement for Black Lives organizations have been the nerve center of the protests.  They have been laying the groundwork for years, carefully cultivating a network of groups that could organize protests when the moment came and amplify the message through social media.

Pushing back against Biden's claim that Trump caused the violence.  In Seattle, the mob set up a murderous autonomous zone.  Chicago's downtown has been repeatedly trashed.  Portland's been the site of downtown warfare for three solid months.  Most recently, little Kenosha, Wisconsin was turned into a war zone after police were forced to shoot a violent rape suspect who fought them, had a knife, resisted being tased, and reached into a car for an unknown but potentially lethal reason.  In every case, the mob violence comes with demands to defund the police, cries of systemic racism, unbridled hatred for Donald Trump and his supporters, demands for the overthrow of the federal government, anti-white racism, and demands for redistribution of wealth.  In other words, it's a leftist package deal.

Portland Rioter Allegedly Stabs Two to Death Just One Week After D.A. Dropped Other Charges Against Him.  Portland rioter Phillip Lawrence Nelson is now a suspect in a double-stabbing murder that occurred just one week after he was caught and let go by local law enforcement.  The original charges against Nelson of interfering with a peace officer were dropped the day after his first arrest in early June, and he was released.  Cassy Leaton and Najaf "Nate" Hobbs were found stabbed to death in Portland on June 16 after an apparent dispute over the building Nelson had been squatting in.  Nelson faces two murder charges and is being held without bail.  Nelson is hardly the first — or last — left-wing rioter to be freed under an unofficial "catch-and-release" program by district attorneys in some of America's most violent Democrat-run cities.

Foundation With Biden Campaign Ties Funding Leftist Agitators On U.S. Streets.  Last Sunday, the site of the Republican National Convention in Charlotte witnessed a night of violence leading to at least five arrests.  Since Friday, Black Lives Matter activists terrorized the Queen City, including beating police officers, in an effort to intimidate GOP attendees and business owners.  By contrast, the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee brought only a small gathering of peaceful activists, who declared:  "We decided that it would make sense for us to make the emphasis of our action the one point of unity that deals with police crimes."  Here we have a real "tale of two cities."  To understand the disparity of these two convention host cities separated by only a week, let's examine some financiers of organizations fomenting the riots now taking place across the country.

Biden's Laughable Pivot.  Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden has sat silent while roving bands of outlaws tore American cities to shreds.  He said nothing when an Antifa leader in Portland called for "the abolition of the United States as we know it."  His own vice-presidential pick, Kamala Harris, grinned as she warned that the riots are "not gonna stop.  And they should not."  Until about five minutes ago, Harris and Biden thought they could use the Marxist revolutionaries of BLM and Antifa as their own pet militia.  They thought that once the brownshirts had made a hellscape of America, they could come sailing in to convince voters that Grandpa Joe and Mamala were going to make it all better.

A Clutch of Fools.  Reporters standing in front of scenes of arson, flames billowing behind them, not very far from scenes of shooting and murder, insist that the protests are "mostly peaceful."  National Public Radio and a multi-billion-dollar global media conglomerate team up to bring you an illiterate "defense of looting."  The president comes to the defense of a dangerously stupid teenager who went looking for trouble illegally armed with a rifle in his hands and, to no one's great surprise, found the trouble he was looking for.  The lesson of the summer is that intellectual and moral anarchy eventually bring with them political anarchy, that chaos in the democratic mind unleashes chaos in the streets.

Boulder police:  Woman assaults 12-year-old boy for carrying Trump campaign sign, tries to steal it.  The Boulder Police Department is investigating after a woman allegedly assaulted a 12-year-old boy and tried to steal a political sign he was carrying.  According to BPD, the incident occurred shortly before 2 p.m. Monday [8/31/2020] at Folsom Street and Glenwood Drive.  The boy was riding his bicycle and carrying a yard sign in support of President Donald Trump's reelection campaign.  A woman riding a gray-blue moped drove past the boy and saw the sign.  Police said the woman made a U-turn, approached the boy and "began assaulting him because of his political banner."

Joe Biden Hits the Campaign Trail, It Hits Back.  [Scroll down]  The good news, if you care to spin it that way, is that the mostly peaceful ransackers also probably don't know if this specific black-owned office they're setting on fire has people living above it.  Maybe someone will die of smoke inhalation, but, hey — maybe not!  There's much more at the Twitter thread, and [the writer] encourages you to watch all the videos.  Also please take note of how calmly and systematically these antifa thugs go about the business of destroying someone's business, someone's life.  They aren't angry or aggrieved or oppressed.  Antifa just firmly believe that ruining people's lives will advance their political agenda, and so that's what they do.

Oregon State Troopers were deputized by the feds so they can make arrests on federal charges.  There are a lot of moving parts to this one so let's quickly recap.  There have been 95 straight nights of protests in Portland since the death of George Floyd and on 25 occasions those have been declared riots.  Mayor Ted Wheeler has been more vocal lately about denouncing the violence and in response the mob has targeted him at his home with occupations, vandalism, arson and rioting.  Mayor Wheeler has now told his neighbors that for their safety he plans to move.

The Editor says...
Ri-i-i-ight.  I'm moving for your safety.  Perhaps at your expense, too.  It's a public service!

DOJ and DHS Confirm Active Federal Probe into Criminal Activity and Funding Related to Violent Riots.  The Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security confirmed this week that the DOJ is investigating the organizers and funders behind the violent riots that have engulfed the country since May.  "We are investigating coordinated, criminal activity — not First Amendment activity — and violence related to riots, destruction of federal property and violence against law enforcement officers," said DOJ spokesperson Kerri Kupec on Tuesday.

Kerri Kupec Discusses Ongoing DOJ/FBI Investigative Efforts of Coordinated Domestic Political Violence.  DOJ Spokesperson Kerri Kupek appears with Martha MacCallum to discuss the ongoing DOJ and FBI efforts to track, trace and identify the groups and individuals carrying out domestic political violence.  Ms. Kupek focuses discussion on FBI investigative efforts to follow the funding mechanism and money trail behind violent groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter.  Personal Note — Ms. Kerri Kupek is a committed, solid and professional person representing the institution of the DOJ and her immediate boss, Attorney General Bill Barr.  As such Kupec is not obtuse, intellectually disingenuous or prone to subject avoidance; however, she is also representing a flawed and fractured institution that still contains considerable elements of corruption.  [Video clip]

Here's How We Know Biden Isn't Sincere About 'Condemning' Violence.  Joe Biden wants the public to believe that he's always deemed violence "unacceptable," even when it's perpetrated by leftists.  But when he and his party held the national spotlight just two weeks ago, they were cheering on the same thugs as "peaceful protesters."  "I condemn violence of every kind by anyone, whether on the left or the right," Biden said on Monday [8/31/2020].  That's certainly news to anyone of the millions who watched his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention.  Biden had absolutely nothing whatsoever to say about the ongoing violence around the country. [...] By the time he made his acceptance speech, more than two dozen people had died in "protests."  Dozens of police officers had been injured and at least one lost his life.

DC Police Won't Say Why They Did Not Protect Politicians, Guests Leaving RNC.  Washington, D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department refused to comment on why protesters were allowed to harass Republican National Convention attendees outside of the White House Thursday night, according to a Daily Caller report.  "Protesters harassed Florida Rep. Brian Mast, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and his wife, RNC guests and police officers, multiple videos from the night show," Daily Caller reported[.]  Washington D.C.'s Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department Peter Newsham said in a press conference Monday that the department had to plan for the convention on "short notice."  "When you throw bricks, and rocks and bottles and urine and you set fires, there is going to be a police reaction," Newsham said at the press conference.  "So folks who want to suggest or paint the picture that this was somehow peaceful, and the police indiscriminately used munitions against them, they're not being honest," Newsham added.

BLM protester arrested for recklessly driving his spray-painted van in DC was also at Portland and Kenosha riots.  A BLM protester who was arrested in Washington DC on Saturday night has also been at riots in Portland and Kenosha, police said on Monday, as they revealed they were looking into whether groups were being funded to travel to protest hot-spots.  Jeremy Vajko, 27, a Microsoft engineer, was arrested on Saturday night during violent clashes between police and protesters in the nation's capital.  The Metropolitan Police Department incident report into his arrest claims he was driving recklessly near the Hay Adams hotel and drove 'into a crowd of over one hundred individuals'.

New York Had It Coming.  In the wake of the riots and vandalism things aren't so wonderful in the Big Apple anymore.  Some have said the city is dead and isn't coming back. [...] Thousands of productive New Yorkers have left the City, and [James] Altucher thinks they won't be coming back.  Even so, many are taking their jobs with them.  They don't need to commute to work, as they can telecommunicate to work.  That's because of the huge increases in bandwidth, Altucher tells us.  Why ride the subway to work when one can fire up one's computer and Zoom to work?  Altucher himself held out on moving from his beloved NYC until June, when the riots began.  He has kids, and upon seeing videos of rioters trying to break into his building after curfew, Altucher had had enough and decamped for Florida.

'Mostly Peaceful' ANTIFA Rioters Try To Set Apartment Building Full Of People On Fire In Portland.  Police declared a riot Monday night after people broke windows, burglarized a business, and lit a fire in an occupied apartment building in the Pearl District.  In the evening, a gathering began in the North Park Blocks near Northwest Park Avenue and Northwest Couch Street.  At around 10 p.m., the group marched in the street to the area of Northwest 10th Avenue and Northwest Glisan Street, where Mayor Ted Wheeler lives.  Monday was Wheeler's birthday, and it is not known at this time if Wheeler was home.  [Video clip]

Don't Be a Victim of Democrat Abuse and Voter Endangerment.  [Scroll down]  This last Saturday, an Antifa operative walked up behind a Trump-supporter in Portland and shot him dead.  There was no heat-of-the-moment fight leading to the murder.  It was a cold-blooded political assassination, and Antifa immediately cheered the result and began fundraising for bulletproof vests while the victim still lay on the street.  Both Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and "Joke" Biden immediately blamed President Trump, while giving Antifa and their murderous allies another pass.  It was murder most foul, and Democrats took sides with the murderer. [...] The lives of Trump-supporters just don't matter.  This type of Democrat political violence should have been highlighted and eradicated back in 2017, when a Bernie Sanders-supporter and frequent emailer of Democrat Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois attempted to carry out a mass political assassination that could easily have ended with two dozen dead Republican congressmen.  That attack nearly changed the balance of power in Washington and the course of national history, but still Jeff Flake and other apologists found it easier to blame President Trump rather than call out the relentless Democrat campaign to tar his presidency as illegitimate and a national threat.  Because the press and the Democrats ignored the violence breathing life into their political party, they implicitly sanctioned all the acts of violence that have continued to the current day.

Suspect Tried To Set Boat With Trump Banner On Fire At Bridgeport Yacht Club.  A city man has been charged with arson after officials say he was seen with a gasoline can on a boat with a Trump flag at the East End Yacht Club.  Olajuwon Johnson, 25, of Bridgeport, was charged with third-degree arson.  His bond was set at $10,000.  The charges stemmed from a 911 call around 2:30 p.m. Monday.  The caller reported a person with an apparent can of gasoline on a boat at the yacht club that had a flag on it supporting President Donald Trump, according to Scott Appleby, the city's director of emergency management and emergency communications.  [Video clip]

Democrats need to face the enemy to their left.  Last week, a mob of white protesters swarmed a white woman eating dinner in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC.  Video of the bullies demanding that patrons raise their fists in solidarity with the movement went viral.  Pro-Trump and right-wing media personalities were quick to insist this verbal assault was emblematic of the entire Democratic Party and the broader American left.  Never mind that the victim, Lauren Victor, was a fellow progressive who told a Washington Post reporter, "I'm very much with them.  I've been marching with them for weeks."  Among the funny things about this decidedly unfunny event is that it would have been almost impossible for this roving rhetorical goon squad to find the kind of victims they surely wanted.

Portland mayor says he'll move soon, after protests at his condo building.  Portland, Ore., Mayor Ted Wheeler says he's looking for a new place to live.  Wheeler's disclosure came Tuesday [9/1/2020] in an email to other residents of the high-rise condominium building in the city's Pearl District where he resides, which has been a frequent site of protests in recent months, OregonLive.com reported.  "I want to express my sincere apologies for the damage to our home and the fear that you are experiencing due to my position," Wheeler wrote, according to an image of the email that was sent to the news outlet.  Incidents at the 16-story building have included a violent clash Monday that saw crowd members breaking windows and setting fires near the property, OregonLive.com reported.

Portland Cops Finally Come To Life, Take Down ANTIFA HARD.  Portland police called tonight's protest a RIOT after ANTIFA members attacked a dentist office next to Mayor Wheeler's apartment.  Portland PD was filmed rushing Black Bloc members, tackling some.  One officer was seen pounding some face as well.  After over 3 months of abuse at the hands of ANTIFA, as well as a Trump supporter assassination, we may have come to a tipping point.  [Video clip]

Green Bay Police:  Antifa Member with Flamethrower Cried in Fetal Position When Caught.  A suspected member of Antifa — who was allegedly armed with a flamethrower — cried in the fetal position before his arrest during a Saturday evening protest in Green Bay, Wisconsin, according to law enforcement. [...] "It's worrisome when people associated with Antifa come here to Green Bay from out of town for the purpose of protesting here or for the purposes of committing violent acts," said Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith.  "An unlawful assembly is three or more people who gather in such a manner where property damage, or personal injury is likely to occur," Smith added.

Kenosha Was a Wake-Up Call for Democratic Leaders across the Country.  After a summer of seemingly unending chaos in America's cities, Kenosha just may have been the tipping point.  For three nights, the city burned in rioting after the officer-involved shooting of Jacob Blake, while Democratic governor Tony Evers refused to deploy a Wisconsin National Guard contingent large enough to quell the violence.  For three days, Evers issued inflammatory statement after inflammatory statement — even going so far as to say that a Kenosha police officer "mercilessly" shot Blake — and refused to either condemn the violence or urge calm.  Laughably, the sternest warning he gave rioters was to remind them to "wear your mask and keep social distance as best you can."

Teachers Unions Support Guillotines, Strikes & Closures Over Children's Welfare.  Americans are sometimes accused of ignorance over history and geography beyond their own shores.  It was no different last week after the Chicago Teachers Union tweeted support for a protest outside Jeff Bezos' home, where an effigy was placed in a guillotine.  However, any history teachers among them might have pointed out that the French Revolution ended up turning on its leaders.  The protestors, who were virtue signaling for a $30 minimum wage outside the house of a man who reputedly earns $4,000 a second, clearly had violence on their minds.

Portland's '100% Antifa' Killer Was Previously Arrested Twice for Illegal Possession of Loaded Firearm.  The left-wing agitator who allegedly shot a Trump supporter in Portland over the weekend, is a proud member of antifa who has been arrested and set free twice in recent months for charges that included the illegal possession of a handgun.  "I am 100% ANTIFA all the way!  I am willing to fight for my brothers and sisters!" the alleged shooter, [...] posted on social media back in June.

The Democrat Party's Riots.  CNN anchors Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon have the collective brain capacity of rising third graders.  OK, fair point — there's no reason for me to insult our children like that.  But the one upside of the tumbleweeds blowing through their minds is that sometimes what the Left is really thinking accidentally rolls out of their mouths.  Don Lemon recently called on Joe Biden to make a speech addressing the riots and explaining how when it comes to reforming the police, he and Kamala Harris "will take care of this problem" after being elected.  "But guess what: the rioting has to stop."  Lemon then revealed the problem:  "Chris, as you know, and I know, it's showing up in the polling, it's showing up in focus groups.  It is the only thing — it is the only thing right now that is sticking."  Think about what he's really saying here.  "Rioting is fine — but only if it helps us win."

The Democrats' Laughable 'President Chaos' Strategy.  CNN's Don Lemon, one of the dumbest and [most eristic] Trump-haters, blurted out that as the polls were moving unfavorably, it might be wise for Democratic candidate Joe Biden to criticize mob violence, something he and his partisans had conspicuously failed to do at their convention the week before.  He did this within a day of his colleague Brian Stelter, who will enter the Guinness Book of World Records for the frequency of his utterance in reference to President Trump in the last three years, "The walls are closing in," righteously wagging his glabrous head at the viewers as he told them that the urban guerrilla violence sweeping the country really was "peaceful protest."  The same assurance was given by correspondents of CNN and the other anti-Trump networks reporting from riot-torn cities, even as largely minority-owned businesses torched by the "peaceful protesters" belched flame and smoke behind them.

Report: Portland Shooting Suspect '100% Antifa'; Cited, Released on Weapons Charge in July Riot.  The Oregonian reported Sunday night that the man under investigation in Saturday's fatal shooting of a right-wing protester after a pro-Trump caravan in Portland is a supporter of Black Lives Matter and Antifa who was arrested on weapons charges and released earlier this year.  The victim of the attack has been reported to be Aaron Danielson, known also as "Jay." [...] Many of the rioters who have been arrested in Portland over the past several months have been released shortly thereafter.

Democrats have directly encouraged violence on the streets.  Winding it back isn't going to be easy.  Protests and riots have spiraled out of control in the US.  However, these aren't spontaneous demonstrations.  Instead they're egged on by Democrats, who seem hell-bent on burning America to the ground.  To those fed a diet of mainstream media disinformation, the protests sweeping the US are just that:  protests.  They're grassroots affairs, expressions of discontent and resentment at a status quo that oppresses African Americans and denies them the rights and privileges afforded to whites.  That may have been true for all of about a day following the death of George Floyd back in May, and some of the protesters no doubt still feel that they're fighting the good fight.  But far more have taken to the streets to commit brazen acts of violence, looting, and criminality.  Thousands have been injured, and more than 32 people have been killed, [...] If any Democrat can claim credit for inspiring violent street harassment, it's California Congresswoman Maxine Waters.  Back in 2018, Waters told her supporters that if they come across an ally of President Donald Trump in public, "you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere."  [Video clip]

Is it now okay to kill people we find offensive?  The use of guns is becoming a common feature of the protests and violence raging in many parts of the United States.  The way in which the Wisconsin city of Kenosha has been turned into a veritable warzone suggests that some people now see destructive behaviour as a way of gaining attention or making a point.  The recent shooting dead of a man in Portland, Oregon highlights the growing trend for dehumanising people who are on the other side of the political divide.  In this instance protesters celebrated the fact that a 'Nazi' had been killed.  The man was a member of the right-wing organisation Patriot Prayer — which means social media was soon full of claims that it was only a piece of 'fascist scum' who got killed. [...] What disturbed me most about the shooting of this member of Patriot Prayer was not simply the taking of a life but the manner in which it was reported and discussed.  Numerous commentators treated it as no big deal.

Suspect Identified In Portland Murder.  The Oregonian reports that a suspect has been identified in the murder Sunday night of Aaron Danielson, a Donald Trump supporter, in Portland: [...] The effort by Joe Biden and the Democrats to blame leftist violence on President Trump is contemptible, but doomed to failure.

Six Arrested for Assaulting Cops as Disorder Reigns in D.C..  Six people were arrested for assaulting police officers in Washington, D.C., over the weekend as the nation's capital was gripped by the worst unrest it has seen since early June.  The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department arrested a total of 27 over the course of a chaotic four days, which began Thursday as protesters grew violent after President Donald Trump broadcast his acceptance of renomination for the presidency from the White House lawn.  In total, 15 MPD officers sustained injuries, Chief of Police Peter Newsham announced during a press conference Monday, including one officer whose nose was broken.

Portland's left-wing turns on Mayor Ted Wheeler.  Left-wing groups in Oregon demanded Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler resign after the death of a right-wing protester over the weekend, saying Mr. Wheeler has allowed the city to spiral out of control.  Portland's Democratic Socialists of America, Oregon's chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Portland's Resistance and other groups said they feel Mr. Wheeler has sided with the right wing folks over them.  They lamented the man killed Saturday — a member of the right-wing Patriot Prayer organization, according to fellow members — but said his death after a day of clashes between the right and left was Mr. Wheeler's fault.

Man Charged With Stalking, Threatening Devin Nunes' Wife, An Elementary School Teacher.  A criminal complaint was filed against a California man earlier this month for sending threatening messages to Elizabeth Nunes, wife of Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), who is the ranking member on the powerful House Intelligence Committee and one of the driving forces behind exposing the false narrative that President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election.  A misdemeanor criminal complaint was filed on August 13, 2020, against William Joseph Burden (also known as William Joseph Terrell) after he allegedly sent threats and harassed Elizabeth, identified only as "E.N."  in the complaint obtained by The Daily Wire, which can exclusively report that E.N. does, in fact, stand for Elizabeth Nunes.  Burden is accused of "unlawfully, and with intent to annoy," calling or electronically contacting Elizabeth with "obscene language," including a "threat to inflict injury" to her or her property and family.

Trump suggests 'some very stupid rich people' are funding protest groups, rioters at RNC and across US.  President Trump told Fox News' Laura Ingraham in an exclusive interview Monday night that he believes demonstrations outside the White House on the final night of the Republican National Convention last week were bankrolled by "some very stupid rich people."  Trump added on "The Ingraham Angle" that an RNC attendee had traveled to Washington "on a plane from a certain city, and in the plane it was almost completely loaded with thugs wearing these dark uniforms, black uniforms with gear and this and that."  The president declined to say who had told him the story, but promised Ingraham he would reveal it "sometime."

'Antifa' militants set fire to black-owned business in Portland, bombard mayor's apartment with fireworks.  A crowd of roughly 200 people surrounded Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler's home and demanded his resignation.  After multiple fires were lit and nearby businesses looted for fuel, police declared a riot.  On the 96th consecutive night of protests in Portland since the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police in May, hundreds of protesters, agitators and activists gathered outside the mayor's home in the Pearl District condominium tower demanding his resignation.  The crowd reportedly wore party hats, it was the mayor's birthday on Monday, and sang "happy tear gas to you" while they launched fireworks at the building before a bonfire fire was lit in the middle of the street.

FBI says dozens of Chicago street gangs formed 'pact' to kill any cop seen drawing weapon on suspect — report.  The FBI has issued an alert to Chicago police warning that nearly three dozen street gangs may have struck an agreement to shoot any officer seen with their gun drawn in public "on-site," according to a local news report.  FBI officials in Chicago recently issued a "situational information report" to Chicago law enforcement, pointing to a possible multi-gang pact to gun down officers in the streets, a local ABC affiliate reported on Monday [8/31/2020].  "Members of these gang factions have been actively searching for, and filming, police officers in performance of their official duties," the FBI alert said.

Must See Video Shows Democrats Continually Called for Uprisings and Violence.  Democrats and the media have made a sudden turn the last few days.  After months of excusing the riots and even actively encouraging them, the new narrative is that it's all Trump's fault.  They ignore that Trump has offered assistance to Portland, for example, and has been viciously rebuffed even as the city continues to suffer chaos.  They also ignore that when Gov. Evers did accept Trump's help in Kenosha, the violence dwindled almost immediately.  No matter, though.  The media believe they are the vanguards of information and the Democrats know they have them in their pocket.  So you get insanity like this must-see video which succinctly shows just who has really been stoking the flames.  [Video clip]

Americans chant 'Death to America' in streets of Oakland.  A large group of demonstrators took to the streets in Oakland over the weekend to protest alleged systemic racism in part by chanting "Death to America," which drew a heavy negative response.  Several videos of the protests were posted online to social media, and a number of people expressed their disagreement — not with the act of protesting, but with the message.  "The left has created a monster that they have lost complete control of," Jason Howerton wrote.  "I never thought I'd see people chanting "death to America" in the streets of America."

Here are Joe Biden Supporters Chanting 'Death to America' in Oakland.  In the olden days, "Death to America" was something you would hear in Iran.  Not Oakland.  But this is who Joe Biden supporters are now.  Call it Antifa, Black Lives Matter, or a ham sandwich.  It's all the left, and Joe Biden is the empty vessel the left is using right now, as Nancy Pelosi/Bernie Sanders try to "Weekend at Bernie's" Biden all the way to the White House.  He, and they, own this.

Joe Biden's America being burned down ... by Joe Biden's supporters.  Certainly, America is deeply divided today.  But every bit of the horrifying images and footage of burning, looting and violence we see today comes exclusively from Joe Biden's America.  The carnage in Joe Biden's America is the result of Democrat mayors and governors unwilling and unable to stand up to the lawless, rioting mob that outwardly claims it is motivated by the very same fevers and political positions that motivate Mr. Biden himself.  In fact, Mr. Biden's vice presidential pick, Sen. Kamala Harris, worked so hard to ingratiate herself with the increasingly unruly mob that she went on record a few weeks back raising money "to help post bail" for those arrested during the riots — riots they now claim to oppose.

Democrats Tell Supporters To Punch People Then Blame Trump When Riots Start.  Democrats have recently joined forces in blaming President Trump of fanning the flames of violence.  While this is nothing new, it is concerning evidence of a pattern among the left.  More particularly, the party that seeks to lead the nation is unwilling to take responsibility for the misdeeds of its members and is always looking to blame others.  Americans should not trust this party to lead them.  As reported by The Hill, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) recently slammed the president's scheduled visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin in wake of protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake.  "I think his visit has one purpose and one purpose only, that is to agitate things and make things [worse]," said Bass.  "What happened in Portland, [was] you saw a parade of Trump supporters actively shooting paintballs at peaceful protesters, and the president, in my opinion, encourages that.  He actually retweeted the people firing paint guns, I think he only means to agitate things."

Democrats Sent Their Rent-A-Mob to Destroy Kenosha.  [Scroll down]  In Ferguson, Missouri, during the Michael Brown episode, those people were mostly from Oakland, California.  They are destroying downtown Ferguson, Missouri.  They were not from Ferguson, Missouri, and they were not from St. Louis.  Some of them were, but the vast majority weren't.  That's why there's a term for these people:  Rent-a-mob.  There are many who think that the primary funding source is George Soros.  Could be.  Don't know.  To me, it's enough to know that these people are not from Kenosha. [...] It is not native.  But the media want you to believe that it is the native citizenry that's erupting in outrage at Republicans and at Donald Trump.  When in fact, they're bused in.  They're paid for.  And a lot of it is known as to who is paying for them and so forth.  But just the fact that it's not legitimate is really all anybody needs to know.  It isn't legitimate, and it's not the result of whatever action took place.

Kenosha car dealership owner says nothing [was] done to prevent damage during unrest.  Unrest following the police shooting of Jacob Blake left vehicles and businesses throughout the downtown Kenosha area badly damaged, including one local car dealer that estimates its losses in the millions.  Car Source, a car dealer in the city, was attacked when a mob descended into its lot and begin smashing cars on the first night of unrest last Sunday.  There was an explosion and subsequent fire that spread from one vehicle to the next, one resident told Kenosha News.  "It was a terrifying time," said Josie Rodriguez, who lives next to Car Source.

Antifa Killer of Trump Supporter in Portland Was Arrested Last Month with a Gun But Charges Were Dropped.  We reported yesterday that the anonymous message board 4chan once again, beat the media to identifying a violent rioter. [...] Within minutes of the shooting, 4chan users got to work, and within hours, they had a name. [...] Now it is being reported that the shooter, Reinoehl, is a member of Antifa and was arrested at the Portland protests last month on allegations of possessing a loaded gun in a public place, resisting arrest and interfering with police" but the charges were promptly dropped.

Suspect, 48, in fatal shooting of Patriot Prayer supporter describes himself as '100% ANTIFA'.  The suspect under investigation following the fatal shooting of a Patriot Prayer supporter has been named as a father-of-two who describes himself as '100% ANTIFA' and was previously cited for bringing a loaded gun to a different protest.  Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, was named by The Oregonian Sunday evening as someone police are investigating.  He had already been accused of taking a loaded gun to an earlier Portland protest and social media posts show him attending Black Lives Matter protests.  [The suspect] has not been charged nor have police commented on his connection to Saturday night's violence but his relatives also told the local newspaper that he was the person in a video of running away from where Aaron Jay Danielson, a supporter of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer, had been shot dead.

Antifa man eyed in deadly Portland shooting took teen daughter to protests.  The Antifa security guard reportedly being probed in connection with the deadly shooting of a President Trump supporter in Portland was photographed at a rally the night before — alongside his baseball bat-wielding teenage daughter.  Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, was pictured late Friday [8/28/2020] at a Black Lives Matter protest outside the condominium building that is home to the Oregon city's mayor, Ted Wheeler, The Oregonian said.  He caught the attention of a photographer because he was there with his 16-year-old daughter, who stood beside him carrying a dark baseball bat, the paper noted.

Man under investigation in fatal shooting after pro-Trump rally allegedly took loaded gun to earlier Portland protest.  A 48-year-old man who was accused of carrying a loaded gun at an earlier downtown Portland protest is under investigation in the fatal shooting Saturday night of a right-wing demonstrator after a pro-Trump rally.

Man suspected in deadly Portland shooting calls himself '100% ANTIFA'.  An ex-military man who calls himself "100% ANTIFA" and ready for "war" is being investigated over the deadly shooting of a President Trump supporter in Portland, according to a report.  Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, is being investigated over the death of Aaron Danielson, a "supporter" of the right-wing Patriot Prayer group who was part of a caravan of Trump supporters who flooded the city Saturday, police sources told The Oregonian.  He was identified in part by a distinctive tattoo on his neck of a "black power" fist — as well as a call from his estranged sister who recognized him in video and photos of the deadly attack, the paper said.

Pernicious incitement to looting being pushed by NPR.  The twisted logic of author Vicky Osterweil's new book, In Defense of Looting, would be laughable were it not so dangerous.  Yet it is being taken seriously by NPR and other media outlets that should know better.  In her interview with NPR featuring no pushback from the taxpayer-funded network's interviewer, Osterweil says of looting:  "You're mass shoplifting.  Most stores are insured; it's just hurting insurance companies on some level.  It's just money.  It's just property.  It's not actually hurting any people."  Nobody gets hurt.  At least, nobody Ms. Osterweil cares about.  Like the shop-owners with no insurance because they can't afford it.  And shop-owners whose insurance rates skyrocket or have their coverage dropped because of the increased risk.  How about the law-abiding residents of the community, who now have lost their stores and restaurants as well as their jobs when the owners move away and don't rebuild.

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The person known as "Vicky" is a confused young man who used to be known as Willie Osterweil.  [Source]

Latest Chicago and Minneapolis riots broke out over police killings that never happened.  How do you restore order when people start riots over injustices that never happened?  Tragically, as riots sparked by disinformation unfold in Minneapolis and Chicago, this is the question we now face as a country.  Things are spiraling out of control.  The riots that broke out in late May and June after the death of George Floyd in police custody were destructive beyond description.  At least 15 people were killed during the wanton arson and looting.  Meanwhile, thousands of businesses, many owned by people of color, were destroyed, looted, and vandalized.  The economic fallout of this violence will haunt riot-torn urban communities for decades.

Kenosha police arrest food distribution volunteers.  Nine people arrested by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, for allegedly being outside agitators were in town city to distribute food to protesters, a director of the nonprofit kitchen said Saturday [8/29/2020].  Jennifer Scheurle, who serves on the board of directors for Riot Kitchen, based in Seattle, said Kenosha police were mistaken when they arrested the volunteers Wednesday for investigation of disorderly conduct.  "We're not there to stir up anything," Scheurle said.  "We just want to feed people.  We support protesters of any kind."  The nine were released from jail Friday on about $150 bail each, paid with the help of donations, she said.

Welcome to Antifastan.  Remind me never to visit Portland, Oregon.  Long associated with the brand of outré hipster leftism deliciously satirized in TV's Portlandia, Oregon's largest city is now a zone of mass political violence.  It isn't quite Beirut-on-the-Willamette, to be sure.  No suicide bombs are ripping through the farmers' market at Shemanski Park, and the city's radicals don't store rockets in schools and hospitals.  Even so, Portland is fast emerging as America's answer to those benighted lands where "politics" involves roving gangs of masked fanatics terrorizing the average citizen, checkpoints operated by the henchmen of competing extremisms, cityscapes divided by unbridgeable ethnic and sectarian fault lines, the central authority indifferent to the mayhem and powerless to stop it.

Jim Banks:  U.S. Must Stop Giving Taxpayer-Funded Unemployment Benefits to 'Antifa Thugs'.  Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) says American taxpayers should not be paying to provide federal unemployment benefits to "Antifa thugs" and those associated with Black Lives Matter (BLM) who have started riots across the United States.

Pressure mounts on Barr DOJ to identify funders, organizers of violent riots.  Conservative pressure is mounting on Attorney General William Barr and his Justice Department to ratchet up investigations of violent rioters across the country, specifically to identify those funding and organizing the mayhem.  Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, made weekend appeals for DOJ to take action to cut off funding and logistical support for the groups of rioters that have terrorized and destroyed American cities for months.  "Law enforcement needs to look at the funding of violent criminal activity like this.  And national Democrats need to confront it.  It's organized.  It's paid for.  It's violent.  It's not about Black lives or any lives; it's about anarchy and destruction," Paul wrote in a Fox News op-ed on Saturday.

175 arrested during civil unrest in Kenosha, 104 had addresses listed outside city, police say.  At least 175 people have been arrested during the recent civil unrest in Kenosha, Wis., with 102 having addresses listed outside of the city, according to numbers released by police on Sunday [8/30/2020].  The arrests were related to the protests that have occurred every night, and have sometimes turned into destructive rioting, following the police shooting of Jacob Blake on Aug. 23.  Kenosha Police said in a media release that the arrests were from people located in 44 cities, although authorities didn't elaborate which states they came from.  A total of 69 people were arrested for curfew violations.

4Chan Users Appear to Have Identified Portland Rioter Who Shot and Killed Trump Supporter.  The anonymous message board 4chan may have, once again, beat the media to identifying a violent rioter.  On Saturday night, a Portland Black Lives Matter militant shot and killed a member of the pro-Trump group Patriot Prayer.

New Video Angle Further Points to Targeted Murder of Trump Supporter In Portland.  As RedState reported earlier, a man was shot and killed in Portland, OR during the ongoing rioting in the city.  The person shot was apparently a Trump supporter participating in a counter-protest which started as a drive through by various vehicles.  Later in the evening, the victim in question was murdered in what appears to be cold-blood.  It also appears he was targeted.  The man was reportedly a member of "Patriot Prayer," which is a group that is constantly labeled as a dangerous "far-right" entity by the media when no evidence really exists to back that claim up.  Unlike the "Proud Boys," which actively look for fights, this group doesn't seem to be on that level.  The shooter has been possibly identified due to the very distinct vest he was wearing.

Portland BLM/Antifa Rioter Shoots And Kills Man Because He Supports Trump.  On Saturday night, a Trump-supporting man was shot and killed in Portland, Oregon, after a caravan of Trump supporters clashed with BLM/Antifa protesters (they have been identified as associated with either/both groups). [...] The victim was shot because he was a Trump supporter or at least thought to be a Trump supporter.  Just before he was shot, a BLM/Antifa protester screams, "We got a Trumper right there." Seconds later, another leftist shoots and kills, the alleged Trump supporter.  [Video clips]  When word got out that the victim was a Trump supporter, the BLM/Antifa terrorists celebrated.

Watch antifa dance with joy to the murder of Blue Lives Matter supporter.  A Trump supporter who participated in the Portland caravan rally was shot and killed in downtown Portland.  If the video below is accurate, he was murdered in cold blood.  The victim was wearing a Patriot Prayer hat.  The left says the Patriot Prayer is far-right but reporter Andy Ngo says they are conservatives.  Antifa and Black Lives Matter revolutionaries physically blocked the ralliers on the road and threw projectiles.  After the man's death was known, the communist-anarchist mob celebrated and danced.  "Portland Police officers heard sounds of gunfire from the area of Southeast 3rd Avenue and Southwest Alder Street.  They responded and located a victim with a gunshot wound to the chest.  Medical responded and determined that the victim was deceased," the Portland Police Bureau said in a statement.

Man 'in a Patriot Prayer hat' is shot dead in Portland during violent clashes between Trump supporters and BLM.  One person was shot dead in Portland on Saturday night as tensions between pro-Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter counter-protesters boiled over.  The victim was pictured lying on the ground wearing a Patriot Prayer baseball cap, appearing to show support for the far-Right group which is frequently present during Portland protests.  The Portland protest was one of many that Donald Trump's supporters staged across the country on Saturday, with hundreds of people congregating in Los Angeles, Georgia and beyond to celebrate their president and rally for his re-election.

Portland Black Lives Matter Monsters Cheer and Celebrate Murder of Patriot Prayer Member.  The rioters in Portland let their true colors shine on Saturday night as they cheered and celebrated the murder of a member of Patriot Front by one of their peers.  For a while, rumors were circulating online that a rioter had been killed by a supporter of President Donald Trump, but there was a big celebration when they found out it was actually the other way around.

Trump Unloads On Portland Democrat Mayor After He Refused Federal Help, Protester Killed.  President Donald Trump unloaded on Portland Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler on Sunday morning after a right-wing protester was killed in the city following Wheeler's decision to reject federal assistance from the Trump administration.  "The shooting happened after right-wing protesters drove trucks around the city with American flags and Trump flags and were met by far-left antifa activists who blocked traffic and threw things at the vehicles, which often elicited a response from the vehicles," The Daily Wire reported.  "Video of the attack that was posted online showed the shooting and, according to two journalists, appeared to show someone saying, 'we got a Trumper right here,' before two fatal shots were fired at the victim."

Trump supporter shot dead in downtown Portland.  On the 95th day of riots and protests in Portland, Ore., a Trump supporter was fatally shot.  He was identified by his "Patriot Prayer" hat and his shooting death was caught by multiple livestreamers.  [Video clips]  After the man was murdered, his death was celebrated as a victory over Trump, and the dead man was assumed to be a Nazi.

BLM/Antifa Celebrate the Killing of a Trump Supporter in Portland:  We 'Took Out The Trash,' Video of the Alleged Shooter.  On Saturday [8/29/2020], hundreds of Trump supporters gathered in the outskirts of Portland in a "Cruise Rally" in pick-up trucks with a lot of Trump 2020 flags decked out all over the cars.  After their rally, they then decided to drive into Portland.  They were set upon, in the words of the media, by "counter-protesters" otherwise known as radical leftists/Antifa folk.  Leftist tried to block some of the cars, other cars they threw things at, threatened or stole flags from.  Some of the Trump supporters defended themselves with pepper spray or paintball guns.  There were multiple fights between the two groups.

Corporate Media Didn't Report What It's Really Like In Kenosha, Wisconsin, So I Will.  Kenosha became a very different place after police shot Jacob Blake in the back seven times.  Subsequent video footage showed that Blake was armed with a knife and had been wrestling with officers, threw off a Taser, and was disregarding police commands to stop after they were called to address a domestic violence complaint.  Following the shooting that left Blake paralyzed, rioting erupted in the city.  Although the first night was relatively peaceful, after the second night, things were "spiraling out of control," said Steil.  Fire and looting consumed uptown and downtown Kenosha, and Steil said the city was no longer the "Kenosha we know."  In uptown Kenosha, on Tuesday night, a woman, who said she has lived in Kenosha for more than 40 years, broke down in tears, saying her city felt like a "war zone" and she was "terrified."

The Attempt to Overthrow America.  The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020 might appear, looking back, as a pretext for mayhem.  His reported killing by a white police officer was immediately followed by a wave of riots during which neighborhoods in several major cities were devastated.  Stores were looted, buildings were burned and people were murdered as mayors and other local public officials chose to let the rioters run wild, whip up racial conflict and protect the criminals rather than the citizens being brutalized.  The riots quickly appeared to have nothing to do with Floyd's death and everything to do with groups seeking to overthrow America.  In the past, members of the radical organization Antifa had committed acts of violence, but never before had been able to sow terror throughout major cities.  This time, they could and they did.

Taco Bell employees cheer assault of Trump supporter.  Taco Bell employees cheered from the back of restaurant as trump supporter was assaulted before Sandy Oregon flag wave.  [Video clip]

Criminals are openly attacking police officers in De Blasio's New York City.  Violent criminals are openly attacking police officers in De Blasio's New York City for citing them for parking violations now.  This guy parked at a fire hydrant and proceeded to brutally assault police officers.  [Video clip]

Florida Democrat suggests it's 'open season' on killing Republicans and President.  Politics is hardly ever pretty when it comes for folks racing toward an election, and thus that means the election for Florida's 18th congressional district is not immune from the likes of nasty rhetoric from people trying to get a seat at the table.  But when you have people calling for an "open season" for killing your political opponents, then that is where a line has been crossed.  The person who crafted a hypothetical call for murdering the likes of President Trump, Roger Stone and AG Bill Barr is Pam Keith.  This Democrat is vying to land Florida's congressional seat for the 18th district, [...]

Another night of obnoxious protesters has diners seeing — and likely voting — RED.  Political commentators warn Democrats that Black Lives Matter's mob-bullying of random people and attacks on Trump supporters will backfire bigly on them, since it's igniting support for President Trump.  During the past three months, BLM and Antifa thugs have threatened, beaten, and bullied Trump supporters and everyday Americans, trying to get them to bend the knee to their mob tactics.  One example is the escalating harassment of random people eating at restaurants.  Here's an alarming video showing aggressive BLM protesters threatening and harassing diners in Washington, D.C., a liberal city populated by Democrats.  [Video clip]

A Tyranny Perpetual and Universal?  [Scroll down]  All that, though, was child's play compared to the nightly horrors Antifa — and their BLM allies — have wreaked on America's streets for three straight months with close to zero official attempt to rein them in, and often with officials cheering them on.  Examples — from Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to Governors Gavin Newsom, Andrew Cuomo, and Tim Walz, to Mayors Bill de Blasio, Eric Garcetti, Lori Lightfoot, Jenny Durkan, Ted Wheeler, and Jacob Frey — are too numerous to catalog fully.  The latest atrocity came from Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, who, the instant a career criminal wanted on an active warrant was shot while resisting arrest and, it appears, reaching into his car for a knife, took to Twitter to fire up the mob.  His state's fourth-largest city has burned every night since.  It took him days to make even a token appeal for calm.

Portland Mob Shines Strobe Lights Into Ted Wheeler's Condo at Night.  On the ninety-third night of violent antifa riots in Portland, a group of protesters occupied the lobby of Mayor Ted Wheeler's (D-Portland) apartment building as a mob held a block party outside and activists shined strobe lights into Wheeler's window.  The mob demanded the complete abolition of the police by 2022.  Meanwhile, a group of rioters set fire to the Portland Police Association building, targeting the police union for what appears to have been the fourth time since the police killing of George Floyd.  This unrest came the day after Wheeler sent a letter to President Donald Trump, declining his offer to send federal officers.

Why Democrats and their liberal media minions are running scared.  The Democrats and their media handmaidens are starting to panic about Joe Biden's prospects.  The proof comes in their efforts to wish away the wave of crime and violence engulfing many American cities.  Their argument can be boiled down to two false claims.  First, it's President Trump's fault.  Second, it's not that big of a wave.  The first is patently absurd on its face.  Democratic mayors running nearly all those cities are pulling back cops and rejecting federal help.  The blood is on their hands.  The second claim is outrageously cold-hearted.  It means the left sees hundreds of murders, mostly of black men, and the wholesale destruction of property as small prices to pay for putting Biden in the White House.

Minneapolis: Rioter Chucks Trash Can Lid into Back of Officer's Head.  A video posted to social media on Thursday shows a Black Lives Matter rioter throwing a trash can lid at a police officer's head, knocking him to the ground.  A Minneapolis police officer was struck in the head with a trashcan lid and knocked to the ground on Wednesday night during instances of "confusion, unrest, looting and damage downtown," according to a report by Fox 9.  Protests, looting, and riots have sparked in cities across the country since late May, starting in Minneapolis, where George Floyd died in police custody.  Amid Black Lives Matter protests, extremist activists have repeatedly assaulted police officers, sometimes fatally.

The Chaos in Urban America Is Bad Now — But Can Only Get Worse With Biden.  People used to accuse Democrats of being "soft on crime."  Now, Democrat-run cities can't even properly identify crime, let alone punish it.  (Except, perhaps, the ultimate sin of defending your life and home from the mob).  The eccentric, oddball, strange and perverse crew of mayors that run these urban cesspools are intransigent in their refusal to fight crime.  President Donald Trump is increasingly at war with America's Democrat-run cities — but only because their mayors refuse to fight the war with the crime on their streets.  This week, the President announced that he was sending 200 federal agents to Chicago and Kansas City.  He has already sent U.S. Customs Border Security guards to Portland in an attempt to alleviate the lawlessness and chaos in that city.  At least he can still distinguish between legitimate protest and rioting.  Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, apparently, cannot.

Concrete barriers put up around Seattle Police East Precinct after arson, vandalism.  People going by the Seattle Police Department East Precinct on Capitol Hill will notice some big changes to the building, including the installation of concrete barriers.  Over the next several days, the precinct will be undergoing structural upgrades in an effort to "protect the facility from arson and other damages" as well as protect officers inside and residents who live nearby, according to a statement from city of Seattle officials on Friday.

Facts emerging on Jacob Blake shooting contradict the narrative that sparked riots.  It is stunning how many recent riots over purported racial injustice have been based on phony stories.  Ferguson, Missouri was pillaged and burned over the false contention that Michael Brown was gunned down with his hands up (the Obama Justice Department confirmed that he was struggling to kill the police officer arresting him for a strongarm robbery he had just committed by grabbing his gun when he was fatally shot).  Baltimore was sacked over the contention that Freddie Gray was assassinated by police officers deliberately tossing him around in a police van (a jury acquitted the officers).  Just this past week, rioters looted downtown Minneapolis on the false story that police had gunned down a suspect who had, in fact, committed suicide.  Which was captured on surveillance video.  Yet, Target, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom were still looted.

Owner of Brit's Pub says downtown Minneapolis no longer safe for customers.  The morning after more civil unrest struck Downtown Minneapolis, businesses are assessing the damage to their property and starting to pick up the pieces.  One of those trying to figure out what comes next is Kam Talebi, owner and CEO of Kaskaid Hospitality, the parent company that owns Brit's Pub on Nicollet Mall, along with several other restaurants incuding Crave, Union and BLVD.  Talebi spoke to News Talk 830 WCCO's Mark Freie outside of Brit's Thursday morning where looters broke into the building, eventually starting a fire inside the complex.  Talebi tells WCCO the pub is devastated.

The Antifa Bunch
Antifa are the Ugliest Americans to Have Ever Existed.  Antifa are undoubtedly the ugliest Americans to have ever existed.  It is no wonder why they are angry, they look like some of the most miserable people you would ever meet.  In this article, we will present to you some of the sorriest looking Americans you have ever seen.

Bongino shows video of him and wife harassed by 'paid, organized mob of lunatics'.  Fox News contributor and leading conservative podcaster Dan Bongino and his wife were two of several people harassed by mobs of protesters as they left the White House Thursday after President Donald Trump's speech to close out the Republican National Convention.  On Friday [8/28/2020], the former NYPD officer and Secret Service agent shared video of the incident involving a number of people he described as "BLM terrorists" harassing him and insulting his wife, Paula.

Antifa.com now redirects to Joe Biden's campaign website.  [Scroll down]  Joining the dots, it looks like some actual Antifa "non organisation" got enough serious money to buy this domain in Jan 2020.  It went live with english text and german Antifa logo in the week after the Floyd homicide.

When Will Sen. Kamala Harris Condemn The Attack On Her Colleague Rand Paul?  Now that the GOP convention is over, we can take a deep breath and relax to catch our collective breath in the anticipation of sprinting to the finish line with the election only 67 days away.  Unless, of course, you are a recognizable political figure in ANY American city with a roaming BLM mob just lurking around being peaceful waiting to go not so peaceful.  My colleague Jennifer Van Laar covered the video earlier today of Sen. Rand Paul and his wife literally being surrounded by a mob threatening them and the D.C. police protecting them with their bodies.  [Link to video clip]  The video above clearly shows that a recognizable elected official and his spouse were put in danger by people who are radicals and obviously supporters of Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris.

Homeland Security Secretary Confirms ANTIFA Meets Standards Of Domestic Terrorism.  Chad Wolf, the current Secretary of Homeland Security made a public statement yesterday clarifying that Antifa "absolutely" meets the standards to be classified as domestic terrorists.  "The issue with ANTIFA," said Wolf, "it's not just one singular group.  It's a loosely knit organization that's very hard to define, very hard to define who's a part of it."  He also stated, "I think what we see with them individually targeting law enforcement, individually targeting certain officials for certain reasons, that is the definition of domestic terrorism."  There is a growing public concern regarding ANTIFA and it's recurring involvement in violent incidents all over the US, and indeed, in Canada and in many other places in the world.  Recently, even top brass at Facebook finally realized that ANTIFA were promoting violence, and shut down many of their accounts and groups.

Jim Banks to Introduce Legislation That Strips Rioters of Unemployment Benefits, Makes Them Pay For Police.  [Congressman Jim] Banks appeared on local radio for an interview about the Support Peaceful Protest Act on Friday [8/28/2020], and talked about what led him to craft the legislation.  "Antifa thugs are descending on suffering communities, disrupting peaceful protests and leaving violence, looting and vandalism in their wake.  They turned Milwaukee, Seattle and Portland into warzones, and now they're moving the chaos to Kenosha, Wisconsin," Banks said.  "Who knows which community is next?"  "Due to enhanced federal benefits, taxpayers are giving wages to jobless rioters that are destroying our communities.  We need to cut them off from their funding and make them feel the full financial consequences of their actions."  Banks also noted that "Many of these people are not working.  They have the time to show up every day at some of these violent protests like in Washington, D.C. and they're getting $600 a week of unemployment to do it, and that's got to stop."

Portland goes eerily silent after reports the FBI is hot on Antifa's tail.  According to journalist Andy Ngo, who's been on the ground in Portland, Oregon throughout the past three months of left-wing rioting, Thursday evening marked "the first time in 93 days" that downtown Portland didn't succumb to rioting.  In a tweet posted early Friday morning [8/28/2020], he speculated that the silence may be a result of reports that the FBI's Portland branch has begun actively investigating the Black Lives Matter and Antifa extremists responsible for the rioting.

The Editor says...
The riots can be stopped in a matter of minutes, just by enforcing the law and arresting the rioters.  In this case, the word got out, and the thugs and vandals didn't want to play the game any more if there was a substantial threat of incarceration.

19 Videos of Left-Wing Protesters Harassing People After the Republican National Convention.  Protesters harassed people in the streets of Washington, DC, following the last night of the Republican National Convention at the White House.  Many of the individuals harassed were Republican politicians and RNC guests who were leaving the convention's closing ceremonies and were met by protesters shoving, cursing, and shouting Black Lives Matter slogans at them.  Breitbart News reporters and various others on the scene captured video of the confrontations.

Videos Show Kenosha Protesters Burn Flag, Shout 'Kill the [...] Police' and 'Death to America'.  Another city is burning this week as America-hating anarchists riot under the guise of fighting racial injustice and police brutality.  This time, it's happening in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where violence erupted in the streets after police shot 29-year-old Jacob Blake on Sunday [8/23/2020].  The exact circumstances are still unclear, though initial video evidence shows that police, who were were responding to the scene of a domestic disturbance call, shot Blake after he apparently ignored their commands, walked toward his vehicle and appeared to reach inside of it.

Seattle Antifa group arrested in Kenosha with riot gear, controlled substances.  Members of Riot Kitchen 206, "a no charge kitchen serving protestors, activists, movements and those in need in Seattle WA" have been arrested by authorities in Kenosha, Wisconsin after police suspected that they were "...preparing for criminal activity related to the civil unrest."  Kenosha police released a statement following the arrests that acting on a tip, they had surveilled the vehicles with out of state plates fuelling gas cans.  The vehicles contained gas masks, helmets, protective vests, illegal fireworks and suspected controlled substances.

Police arrest 8 during DC protests, including 5 for allegedly assaulting officers.  Police in Washington, D.C., arrested eight people, including five accused of assaulting police officers, during protests late Thursday night into Friday in the wake of President Trump's Republican National Convention speech at the White House, police said.  The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) arrested people ranging in age from 18 to 37 early Friday, according to MPD data, after hundreds gathered around the White House on Thursday night during and after Trump's Republican presidential nomination speech at the RNC.

NPR Claims That Calling a Riot a "Riot" is Racist.  NPR published an article claiming that calling a riot a "riot" is offensive because it's "rooted in racism."  Yes, really.  The article was written by Jonathan Levinson for Oregon Public Broadcasting, the Portland NPR affiliate.  Portland has experienced 93 days of continuous rioting — last night was the first time in that entire period that the city has not seen unrest — but according to Levinson, merely calling a spade a spade is a racist dog whistle.  Levinson's argument for this position is vague to the point of being non-existent.  He appears upset that police are able to declare a riot and use crowd control measures to disperse violent BLM mobs.

The Fools of Kenosha.  On Sunday [8/23/2020], a black man named Jacob Blake was shot seven times by a police officer in Kenosha after Blake refused to comply with his orders.  The details of what happened remain murky.  We know that the cops were called in response to a complaint by a woman who claimed that Blake had taken her keys; we know that there was a warrant out for Blake that cited sexual assault, trespassing, and disorderly conduct; and we know that Blake had a knife "in his possession" at the time of the shooting.  Beyond that, however, we remain largely in the dark.  The nature of these cases depends heavily on the details, and, at the moment, those details are few and far between.  One would not know this by the reaction.  Within hours of the video of the shooting hitting the Internet, the city of Kenosha was on fire.  Cars were torched.  Businesses were destroyed.

Rand Paul, BLM and DC's street harassment laws.  Over the past week, Washington, DC has turned into a truly dystopian nightmare.  Diners at several area restaurants, including the famous Martin's Tavern in Georgetown, were accosted by a Black Lives Matter mob that bullied them into raising their fists in solidarity with the movement.  Restaurant patrons who refused to comply faced further verbal abuse and harassment.  The trend continued outside the White House on Thursday night.  Attendees of President Trump's acceptance speech during the Republican National Convention were thrown to the wolves as they left the event, and were chased and screamed at as they made their way back to their hotels.  Kentucky senator Rand Paul and his wife Kelly received some of the most aggressive harassment.  Police officers formed a human barricade to protect them from the protesters, who repeatedly shoved the officers and threatened the senator.

This is why Jacob Blake had a warrant out for his arrest.  The cops involved in the shooting of Jacob Blake — which touched off a fresh wave of angry, anti-police sentiment across the country — were attempting to arrest him for violating a restraining order stemming from an alleged sexual assault, The [New York] Post has learned.  Blake, 29, was forbidden from going to the Kenosha home of his alleged victim from the May 3 incident, and police were dispatched Sunday following a 911 call saying he was there.  The responding officers were aware he had an open warrant for felony sexual assault, according to dispatch records and the Kenosha Professional Police Association, which released a statement on the incident on Friday [8/28/2020].  That police union statement also claimed that Blake was armed with a knife at the time of the shooting — and had put one cop in a headlock and shrugged off two Taser attempts while resisting arrest.

Lotus Restaurant owner describes intense confrontation with looters.  In the height of all the looting in downtown Minneapolis Wednesday night, one restaurant owner had an enormous decision to make.  Watching his business being destroyed, he pulled out his gun during an intense confrontation, before ultimately deciding not to pull the trigger.  The Nguyen family started the Lotus Restaurant in 1984.  It's the American dream, which was almost shattered in one night by a few people looking to destroy their hard work.

It's a little late now, isn't it?
Democrats worry about voter backlash in suburbs.  Democratic strategists are worried scenes of violence in Kenosha, Wis., and the "defund the police" debate could give Republicans and President Trump a boost with suburban voters.  The issue has come back to the forefront amid new incidents of violence, property destruction and protests this week after another unarmed Black man, Jacob Blake, was shot in the back by a police officer.  Some Democrats worry the continuing unrest could give Trump an opening with swing voters in Wisconsin and other key states that voted for Trump in 2016.

Anchorage man whose brother was killed in a police shooting faces federal arson charges linked to fire at Seattle police building.  A 19-year-old Anchorage resident whose younger brother died in a shooting by police in February now faces a federal arson charge for setting a fire outside a Seattle police station with officers inside.  Desmond David-Pitts was arrested early Tuesday morning in Seattle during protests over Sunday's police shooting that paralyzed Wisconsin resident Jacob Blake.  Police broke up a crowd of protesters in the Capitol Hill area, the Seattle Times reported.  Some climbed over a chain-link fence and set a fire next to the building, the Seattle Police Department said in an online post.  "Individuals also placed quick-drying cement in exterior precinct door locks."

BLM in D.C. Assault People in Streets, Accost People Leaving Republican Convention Including Vernon Jones, Brian Mast.  President Donald Trump gave his final acceptance speech of the RNC acceptance at the White House on Thursday evening with many people in attendance on the lawn.  But outside the White House, the BLM mob was gathering.  The BLM had hoped to be so loud that that they might drown out the event.  They failed at that which made them incredibly frustrated as one can see in this picture.  [Numerous photos and video clips]

Father of Man Murdered by CHAZ Security Files $3 Billion Lawsuit Against Seattle Authorities.  The father of a 19-year old man who was shot dead in Seattle's now-defunct Capital Hill Autonomous Zone is filing lawsuits against state and local government, accusing the authorities of enabling the death of Lorenzo Anderson by tacitly permitting the self-declared anarchist commune to exist in downtown Seattle.  Horace Anderson is Lorenzo's father.

Shopping Minneapolis Saks 5th Ave [and] Gucci.  [Video clip]

Rand Paul calls for FBI arrests, investigation into 'mob' he believes 'would have killed us,' if not for police.  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 [8/27/2020].  "It was horrific," the Republican senator — who had part of his lung removed due to a complication from the 2017 assault by his neighbor — told host Steve Doocy of the "unhinged" mob that continued to get bigger and bigger.

BLM Mob Starts Looting to Protest Police Brutality After Black Murder Suspect Commits Suicide.  It appears Black Lives Matter activists are so anxious for an excuse to riot that they won't even make sure the police were the ones who pulled the trigger when a black man loses his life.  On Wednesday night, a large crowd started breaking windows and looting stores like Target at Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis following news of a black man dying after police pursued him.  As it turned out, the man was a suspect in a murder case and he committed suicide to avoid arrest.

Antifa's 'Riot Kitchen' gets busted.  Who knew that looters had their own food trucks?  Who would have guessed that Antifa had its own soup kitchen to come to after working up an appetite after a hard day's rioting?  Turns out they did, and when they headed out to Kenosha, Wisconsin, the cops shut them down. [...] Turns out the "Riot Kitchen," — yes, it's really called that — may have had some unusual cuisine on its menu:  ["]Police said they recovered helmets, gas masks, protective vests, illegal fireworks and suspected controlled substances from the vehicles.  Nine people were arrested on disorderly conduct charges.  Police did not immediately release their names.["]  The cops said they busted the leftist food truck for being "suspicious" after its denizens broke curfew and were seen buying a lot of gasoline at a gas station, apparently in cans.

Sen. Rand Paul thanks DC cops for saving him from 'crazed mob' after RNC.  U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said he was attacked by a "crazed mob" of more than 100 people after leaving the White House following President Trump's acceptance speech at the Republican Convention.  "Just got attacked by an angry mob of over 100, one block away from the White House, he wrote on Twitter early Friday.  "Thank you to @DCPoliceDept for literally saving our lives from a crazed mob."  Video on social media appeared to show a crowd chasing and jeering Paul, who was escorted by D.C. police as he returned to his hotel.  An officer was captured on video being shoved by a protester and was nearly knocked over.  Paul appeared to help steady the officer.

Chaos v.  Order on the Ballot — Again.  Richard J. Daley, the old-school mayor of Chicago, told the city's superintendent during the riots that followed Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination to "shoot to kill any arsonists" and "shoot to maim or cripple anyone looting." [...] They don't make Democrats like they used to.  But occasionally years, and usually not the good ones, reincarnate.  Vice President Mike Pence summed up 2020 as "this year like no other" during his Republican National Convention speech this week.  But a 1968 vibe, when riots challenged a shared ethos of law, order, and patriotism, reverberates in the 2020 campaign.

74 face federal charges from Portland protests.  Seventy-four people are now facing federal charges related to protests that have rocked Portland, Oregon, for three months since George Floyd was killed.  The misdemeanor and felony charges include assaults on federal officers, arson and damaging federal property.

Biden Faces Backlash For Misleading Attack On Trump Regarding Violence In Democrat Cities.  Biden's attack, featured in a tweet, came in response to Trump hammering him during the Republican National Convention on the issue of violence in the inner cities.  "We must never allow mob rule, we can never allow mob rule," Trump said.  "In the strongest possible terms, the Republican Party condemns the rioting, looting, arson, and violence we have seen in Democrat run cities all, like Kenosha, Minneapolis, Portland, Chicago, and New York, and many others Democrat-run.  There is violence and danger in the streets of many Democrat-run cities throughout America."  "This problem could easily be fixed if they wanted to," Trump continued.  "Just call; we are ready to go in.  We will take care of your problem in a matter of hours.  Just call.  We have to wait for the call.  It's too bad we have to, but we have to wait for the call.  We must always have law and order."

The Democrats Face the Inferno They Created.  With Antifa, the paramilitary arm of the Democratic Party, BLM, its ideological arm, and the media, its propaganda arm, the Democrats have confected a riotous monster they are no longer able to control.  When you allow people to run rampant in the streets with no repercussions, the anarchy, looting, and arson that result awakens within the faux revolutionaries their "woke muscles," allowing them to feel "big," and, most importantly, in charge.  Breaking stuff and burning stuff is fun.  Looting is not only fun, but profitable.  Being able to order people around is empowering.  For the aspiring sociopaths roaming free in our streets, hurting people with impunity is a dream come true.  Why would they ever want to stop now?  Democrats will now seek to add tepid disapproval of rioting and rioters to their active and avowed support of protestors just as Americans have come to the conclusion that they are one and the same, and are beginning to take to the streets to fight back.  At some point, Americans will have had enough and are going to confront the attackers themselves.

Narrative Set on 'Vigilante White Supremacist Militia' Shooter.  Yesterday [8/26/2020] Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old accused of shooting three rioters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, killing two and injuring one, was arrested.  He was charged with first-degree intentional homicide.  President Trump has since sent in the feds and the national guard after the useless governor of Wisconsin previously turned down offers of support.  Hooligans are rioting because a black man with a criminal record of violence was shot by cops when he resisted arrest, marched to his car and appeared to reach into grab something.  A knife was found in the car.  Was Jacob Blake was trying to grab a gun?  I wouldn't want to wait and find out.

Kenosha Burning.  Antifa/#BlackLivesMatter rioters seem determined to riot in every city in America (or at least every Democrat-controlled city), and this week it was the turn of Kenosha, Wisconsin, a city of some 100,000 on the shores of Lake Michigan between Chicago and Milwaukee, two other cities that have gotten to experience the same violence. [...] The man over whom rioters were destroying Kenosha was a repeat offender wanted on 3rd degree sexual assault charges and accused of rape.

Craven Democrats invite violence.  An army of lawyers descended on the Wisconsin city of Kenosha on Tuesday to prey on the family of Jacob Blake and fan the flames of mob violence.  Sure enough, a few hours later, two people were shot dead in another night of rioting, arson and destruction, spurred on by politicians, lawyers and other faithless opportunists.  Another Democrat-run American city suffering at the hands of the violent BLM-Antifa wing of the Democratic Party, which has been deputized to influence the outcome of the November election.  After two nights of mayhem, the predatory attorneys, led by George Floyd lawyer Ben Crump, staged a press conference designed to maximize anger about Sunday's police shooting of Blake, who reportedly was wanted on warrants for domestic violence and sexual assault, and appeared on video to be resisting arrest.

Waking the Sleeping Giant.  [Scroll down]  None of this is a surprise to anyone who is actually paying attention, regardless of what side you vote for.  If you don't see how lawless and dangerous the riots have become, then you're not willing to see.  On a daily basis, the police are being attacked with rocks, frozen water bottles, bricks, Molotov cocktails, improvised explosive devices, and all manner of other weapons.  The attacks are coming from "peaceful protesters" clad in military style body armor and riot gear and are being directed at anyone who displeases them or seems to disagree with their narrative.  Or for that matter, anyone who is just trying to pass by, either on foot or in their vehicle. [...] In several instances, Antifa has been very promptly and swiftly (and sometimes violently) ejected from towns or neighborhoods who knew what their intentions were and collectively decided to take a stand.  Those stories are wonderful to hear, because to me it means that regular people — you know, those crazy people who have jobs, families, responsibilities, maybe faith in God and a love of their country — are starting to tire of the violence and overall nonsense.

Cornered murder suspect kills himself; mob accuses police of killing him and sets off looting downtown Minneapolis.  Last night offered a warp speed example of mob violence triggered by utterly bogus charges of police misbehavior resulting in the sack of the premier shopping district of a major American city.  The disgraceful incident happened in Minneapolis, where I grew up, and there is a personal connection to one of the targets of the phony outrage that I will explain below.  The incident began just after 6 PM, when a murder suspect killed himself rather than be apprehended by police.  The incident was captured on surveillance cameras which the police quickly shared with local news outlets. [...] Three was no doubt that police were blameless, but that did not stop bystanders from immediately castigating the police with the same sort of bogus claims that led to mob violence in Ferguson, MO and elsewhere, even as they attended to the bleeding corpse of the suicided perp.

Lefties trying to get Tucker Carlson fired over Kenosha commentary.  Last night provided more evidence that Tucker Carlson is the most important political commentator of the current crisis.  Ankle biting critics, jealous of his status as host of the eponymous top-rated cable news show, seized upon perfectly reasonable comments he made on Wednesday's edition of his show and launched a campaign to boycott his advertisers (they are close forcing me to buy one of Mike Lindell's pillows) and thereby pressure Fox News into cancelling him.  Tucker proudly tweeted out the segment in question, with Twitter cautioning viewers that it may be sensitive and [requiring an] extra click in order to view the 7 minutes or so.  His tweet summarized his point, that when authorities stand down and allow mob rule, the situation devolves into violent anarchy, with people taking up arms to defend themselves, with terrible consequences.

Minneapolis homicide suspect reportedly commits suicide, as angry crowd suspects police shooting and riots.  A homicide suspect reportedly took his own life near Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis on Wednesday, August 26, according to local police.  In the aftermath of the suicide, people gathered around the scene and rumors spread on social media that the man was shot by police.  To refute social media rumors that the man was shot by police, Minneapolis police held a press conference and shared video of the incident from a city surveillance camera.  [Video clip]

Video Of Black Murder Suspect Who Shot And Killed Himself In Minn.  That Caused Mass Looting.  Gov. Tim Walz mobilized the Minnesota National Guard on Wednesday night after people looted downtown Minneapolis businesses, in the wake of a homicide suspect shooting himself.  Police released a graphic video, which showed the man's suicide, after a crowd gathered and believed it was the police who killed the suspect.  [Video clip]

Thugs Loot The Nicollet Mall In Minneapolis After Black Suspect Kills Himself.  Hundreds descended into the heart of downtown Minneapolis Wednesday night to decry the death of a man who killed himself on Nicollet Mall as police closed in on him, sparking unrest and property damage along the corridor and leading to a National Guard mobilization.  Police almost immediately shared surveillance video of the suicide, but it did little to calm the crowds who broke windows at retail stores, restaurants, bars and coffee shops, prompting Gov. Tim Walz to declare a Peacetime Emergency in the City of Minneapolis and mobilize the Minnesota National Guard.  [Video clip]

Rioters Loot Saks 5th Avenue In Minn.  Because a Thug Killed Himself Before Cops Could Arrest Him.  A suspected gunman fatally shot himself Wednesday as Minneapolis police were moving in to arrest him for a slaying committed hours earlier, sparking looting in the downtown area, police told Fox News.  The man was with a female at a parking garage around 2 p.m. when they encountered another man, Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder said.  The couple got into a confrontation with the man, who was fatally shot by the man who was with the woman.  [Video clip]

Third night of RNC 2020 puts the onus squarely on Joe Biden.  Mike Pence put it on the line in his speech on the third night of the Republican Convention:  "You will not be safe in Joe Biden's America."  As he spoke, Kenosha was reeling from the violence of the past four days while rioters were trashing Minneapolis yet again.  The embrace of law and order was one of the key themes of the night, and Pence was at his most dramatic as he said, "The violence must stop, whether in Minneapolis, Portland, or Kenosha.  Too many heroes have died defending our freedoms to see Americans strike each other down.  We will have law and order on the streets of America."  He said that the men and women of law enforcement "are the best of us," and that "we will always stand with those who stand on the thin blue line."

Mostly peaceful arson
CNN Chyron On Kenosha: 'Fiery But Mostly Peaceful Protests After Police Shooting'.  A CNN chyron reporting on the riots exploding in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during the early hours of Tuesday morning [8/25/2020] appeared to have gone unnoticed.  "Fiery But Mostly Peaceful Protests After Police Shooting," the news network's television headline blared while its reporter, Omar Jimenez, stood in front of several burning cars.  The footage features Jiminez explaining to viewers that while the city burns to the ground behind him, the so-called protesters destroying the blue-collar midwestern town were being "mostly peaceful."

Positive Signs.  Democrats are getting nervous.  After encouraging rioting and arson for months, CNN's Don Lemon is now worrying that Antifa- and BLM-led violence is hurting Joe Biden in the polls.  Do tell! [...] I assume that the Kenosha riots will put Wisconsin in President Trump's column, and the riots here in Minnesota have, at a minimum, put the state in play.  There is another factor that hasn't gotten much attention:  Kanye West has made it onto the Minnesota ballot.

Don Lemon says, out loud:  Riots have to stop now because it's 'showing in the polling and focus groups'.  CNN's Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo finally spoke out against the rioting that continues in some U.S. cities but not for the reasons many Americans condemn the violence.  Lemon accidentally said the quiet part out loud when he lamented how ongoing leftist riots need to stop because they are hurting Democrats in the polls.  Criticizing riots not for damage to human lives and property, but for the toll they are taking on the Democratic Party, Lemon called on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to address the unrest, warning that the issue is a "blind spot" for the party.

In Kenosha, The Seeds of Civil War.  [Scroll down]  What did you morons think was going to happen?  That you could continue burning down a small city in middle America without any resistance?  People are going to defend their lives and property sooner or later, you know.  You may have caught a break in that your nemesis turned out to be a 17-year-old you can cancel as a crazed would-be school shooter, but the next incident might very well run your people up against decorated Navy SEALS or Marines or retired cops with unblemished service records.  Or just plain pillars of the community well-versed in firearms.  Particularly in a place like Wisconsin where those with hunting licenses represent a fighting force as large as the army of many a small nation.  The citizenry will eventually fight back.  And when it does, nobody ought to be surprised.  The make-believe revolution must at some point become real.  In Kenosha it became real.  And in real revolutions people get killed, because more than one side is fighting.

Kyle Rittenhouse, charged in Kenosha protest homicides, considered himself militia.  Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old charged with shooting three people — two of them fatally — during a Kenosha protest Tuesday night [8/25/2020], considered himself a militia member trying to protect life and property, according to videos, interviews and social media posts.  Video recorded in the hours before the shooting shows Rittenhouse hanging out with older armed men who say they're protecting a car lot.  Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, also did a video interview with the Daily Caller in front of a boarded up building.  "People are getting injured and our job is to protect this business," Rittenhouse says in the clip.

Kyle Rittenhouse Was Right to Fire His Weapon.  [Scroll down]  [Video clips] Both of these pieces of footage [show] Rittenhouse was firing with the intention of self-defense, not assault.  He is always moving away, attempting to flee pursuers and never fires until his pursuers are right on top of him.  If that's the case then no death that occurred as a result of Rittenhouse firing his weapon was not his fault due to Wisconsin's "Castle Doctrine" law.  He was clearly under attack and as such, was within legal bounds when he pulled the trigger from his legal firearm.

The behavior we are witnessing from the mob is nothing new; what's different is the degree.  Tearing down statues and other public symbols of "white supremacy?  Check.  Lobbing rocks or Molotov cocktails at police?  Check.  Smashing windows and committing acts of arson in the name of Black Lives Matter?  Check.  Looting?  Check.  Add the latest offense — storming restaurants and harassing customers — and the list is complete.  All of these relics of revenge-mob mentality, supposedly carried out over police shootings of black men, date back to the Obama era.  In fact, there was one additional symptom that happily hasn't carried forward: the wholesale assassination of police officers as they sat in their cars.  If there is one difference between then and now it is the level of depraved indifference exhibited by the mob.

'Broke his jaw:' Man in his 70s attacked while trying to protect burning Kenosha mattress store.  A man was injured after attempting to protect a Kenosha mattress store before it burned down during violent protests Monday night, Aug. 24, a day after the police shooting of Jacob Blake.  The man in his 70s was hurt while trying to stop people from burning the building down, but fire leveled the building and the longtime owners are angry and emotional.

Rioters tried to burn Seattle police alive, sealed door during fire at East Precinct.  Seattle rioters used a substance suspected to be quick-dry concrete to seal shut the door to the East Precinct, the Seattle Police Department has confirmed.  At the same time, the rioter attempted to set fire to the building.  Photos reviewed by the Jason Rantz Show show the concrete mix and tools used.  Now, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is working with the Seattle Police Department on this investigation.  Rioters assaulted Seattle's East Precinct on Monday night [8/24/2020].

The mob wasn't satisfied with destroying statues, so now they're coming for your homes and families.  Statues starting coming down in June.  It's mid-August, and the "peaceful protestors" are roaming through residential neighbourhoods yelling at people in their homes.  We heard from activists and agitators that the statues had to come down, that they were symbols of an unsavory past and could not blight our town centers any longer.  In dozens of instances, the statues came down, but the protestors have not been appeased.  Protestors are no longer intent on destroying statues and public property; they are now moving on to people.  We hear so often that property damage isn't violence.  Ariel Atkins tells us that looting is merely reparations.  The New York Times' Nikole Hannah-Jones said that "Yes, it is disturbing to see property being destroyed, it's disturbing to see people taking property from stores, but these are things."  So when the fight moves from statues, government buildings, and town squares out into neighbourhoods, is that violence?  Or is it merely people making use of their right to freely assemble on residential streets?

The rioting mobsters are turning into Trump's useful idiots.  Protesters have been setting fire to yet another American city today to tell us that black lives matter.  This latest eruption is in response to a disturbing video that shows a black man being shot repeatedly in the back by police as he reaches into his car in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  The man in question is called Jacob Blake.  He is reported to be in a serious condition, but still alive in hospital this morning.  An investigation into the shooting is taking place, but the mob smashing up Kenosha doesn't care about that — it cares about rage and destruction.  We see the now familiar liturgy of so-called protest:  cars on fire; windows shattered; shops looted and tagged with 'BLM' and 'ACAB' graffiti.  Rioters even threw a brick at a police officer's head, knocking him out.  It all makes for 'viral content' online and that's sort of the point.

Police pepper spray protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin after mayor John Antaramian's speech.  Police in riot gear used pepper spray on protesters on Monday in Kenosha, Wisconsin, shortly after mayor John Antaramian made a speech and walked back inside into a building.  (August 24)  [Video clip]

Kenosha rioters "Just Discover" a pile of broken concrete.  Convenient how these piles always happen to show up right around rioting time.  [Video clip]

National Guard called out to Kenosha as protesters wreck largely black neighborhood.  The National Guard was called in to quell fiery riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin — as protesters defied a curfew to loot and destroy a mostly black business area they are supposedly trying to defend following the police shooting of a local black man.  Democratic Gov. Tony Evers summoned 125 members of the National Guard Monday after protesters set cars on fire, smashed windows and clashed with officers in riot gear Sunday after the shooting of Jacob Blake.  But that and a dusk-to-dawn curfew did not stop the city from exploding once again on Monday night — with blazes set near the scene of Blake's shooting as protesters clashed with law enforcement in riot gear.  Videos on social media showed some protesters using baseball bats to systematically smash a line of parked cars.  Another clip showed a man calmly lighting a fuse to torch an already smashed-up garbage truck as explosions went off around him.

Kenosha:  Officer Knocked Out with Brick.  Officers from the Kenosha Police Department are surrounded by rioters as bricks and large rocks are thrown.  As the officers try to move past the rioters blocking the road, one officer is struck in the head.  He falls to the ground and appears to lose consciousness.  Other officers come to his aid.  [Video clip]

Heavily armed civilians take to the streets of Kenosa to protect locals businesses as city braces for a third night of rioting, arson and looting.  Heavily armed civilians have been filmed patrolling outside businesses in Kenosha after arsonists set buildings alight, torching much of the black business district Monday [8/24/2020].  In footage taken by a local reporter, a small group of men can be seen carrying rifles and wearing combat gear as they protect local shops.  They deny they are part of a militia.  The Wisconsin city became the nation's latest flashpoint in a summer of racial unrest after police shot unarmed black man Jacob Blake, 29, in the back Sunday.

Shots Fired:  Armed Citizens Now Unloading in Kenosha.  Several shop owners and Kenosa citizens are now patrolling the streets as riots continue.  [Video clip]

Rioters stomp on cars as chaos reigns overnight in Kenosha.  People jump onto cars in this used car lot, smashing windows as the crowd moves through the streets in a chaotic night of protesting turned rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 24.  [Video clip]

Portlanders in Need Had to Fend for Themselves, and You Won't Believe Just One Night's Crime.  You've seen the violence in Portland.  You've witnessed the chaos caught on tape.  The cops have their hands full.  So what happens, then, when people outside the chaos need police?  It turns out they have to go it alone.  As reported by The Daily Caller, on Sunday night, 35 officers had to abandon patrol duty after a riot was declared.  That led to 80 other emergency calls being put on hold.  [Video clip]  On Monday [8/24/2020], the Portland Police Bureau issued a statement detailing the night's insanity.  Twenty-three people ages 19 [to] 44 were arrested, for crimes including assaulting a public safety officer, interfering with a peace officer, and escape in the third degree.

Chief: Detroit police prevented 'Seattle zone of lawlessness'.  Officers used force to prevent protesters from setting up a "Seattle zone of lawlessness" during demonstrations that turned violent Saturday, the city's police chief said Monday [8/24/2020].  Detroit police chief James Craig made the comment while there are multiple internal investigations to determine whether any officers acted improperly during the skirmishes.  "I am not going to let any group set up a Seattle zone of lawlessness here in the city of Detroit," Craig said.  "That is non-negotiable."

Minneapolis businesses fight ban on exterior shutters owners wanting to protect their windows after riots face obstacle.  After looters crashed through his floor-to-ceiling windows and stole $1 million worth of booze in May, Chicago-Lake Liquors owner John Wolf wanted to protect himself from a repeat occurrence.  Like property owners throughout the world, he wanted to install security shutters on the outside of his building.  The investment would not only prevent rioters from entering his store, it would protect his windows — which cost $50,000 to replace.  But Wolf ran into a big obstacle:  The city of Minneapolis has barred security shutters on building exteriors since 2004.

BLM Burns Down Kenosha — A City of 100,000 — With Police and National Guard Deployed.  The only option tonight for Police and National Guard was to use deadly force — or just let the rioters have their way until they exhausted themselves.  They chose the latter.  The Kenosha Police Department has only 185 officers.  The Sheriff's Office is significantly larger, but even if it is twice as large, that is still only in the neighborhood of 600 or so officers.  The National Guard deployment was only of 125 members, and the task they were publicly given by Gov. Evers was to provide security for fire and emergency personnel.  The public announcement did not seem to include any support for law enforcement agencies dealing with the riots.

Denver's Turn In The Riot Barrel.  Saturday night [8/22/2020], downtown Denver got to experience the same joy that antifa and #BlackLivesMatter has brought to places like Minneapolis, Portland and Seattle.  [Video clips]  These riots aren't about police brutality, they're about a hard-left, anti-police activism that's rejected by the overwhelming majority of American citizens.  In Austin, state troopers and APD quickly clamped down on this stupidity before the idiots could do much damage.  Other cities should follow their lead[.]

Finally, They're Honest About It:  BLM 'Protester' Charged With Terrorist Activity in Florida.  One of the reasons that Portland and Seattle have so gotten out of hand is that the local Democrats running the show aren't willing to hold the radical leftist rioters there fully accountable for their actions.  While they have arrested some, many have caused trouble repeatedly without consequence as the rioters have tried to burn down police buildings and attacked dozens of police and other citizens.  But the actions are clearly terrorist activity — violence and intimidation for a political purpose.  Can there be a more accurate description?  There's been a lot of terrorist activity going on in Portland that hasn't been charged as such.  But just to show you the difference in how BLM/Antifa crimes are treated, there has been a BLM 'protester' charged with terrorist activity in Florida.

Over 42 Rioters Arrested in Detroit Over Weekend.  A Black Lives Matter riot was ultimately broken up by Detroit police on Sunday, with over 40 rioters arrested, according to USA Today.  The incident was started by a Detroit-area Black Lives Matter-affiliated group called "Detroit Will Breathe," which has been causing trouble in the area ever since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.  One of the leading organizers of Detroit Will Breathe, a far-left radical named Tristan Taylor, claimed without evidence that police attacked "peaceful protesters."  The riot was broken up shortly after midnight on Sunday, after multiple rioters began blocking traffic on major downtown roads.  The initial protest started with about 400, before eventually dwindling down to about 100 who stayed to block the roads.

Portland BLM Thug Who Kicked Innocent Man in the Face Arrested, Charged With 3 Felonies.  The Black Lives Matter rioter who was caught on-camera kicking a truck driver in the face in a vicious, unprovoked attack last weekend in Portland, has been arrested on multiple felony charges.  Marquise Lee Love, 25, "turned himself in Friday morning after detectives and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office coordinated with his attorney," Fox 12 reported.  The Black Lives Matter agitator was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of "second-degree assault, coercion, and riot," according to Portland Police.  His bail was set at $260,000.

Why the Violence Would Increase Under Biden.  It's easy to see why Joe Biden omitted even a glancing reference in his presidential nomination acceptance speech to the violence that's overwhelming so many of our cities.  He couldn't figure out how to do it without exposing his party's egregious policies in those cities.  From Portland, Oregon, where the bloody uprisings have been going on for 80 days with no end in sight, to New York City — once the envy of the world, turned into a public garbage dump and latrine for the drug-addicted homeless and child molesters, its citizenry fleeing in droves — Democratic officials have proven to be a collection of virtue-signaling prima donnas lost between their sympathies for the demonstrators (including violent ones with whom some seem to identify) and an absolute cluelessness about what to do about the escalating situation.  Whatever they do, they dare not offend the sainted demonstrators by calling for law enforcement lest they (Democratic mayors, governors, attorneys general, and so forth) be accused of racism — a fool's game if there ever were one, since everybody is, eventually, declared a racist.  That's how it rolls in today's America.  Exceptions are, of course, the mayors of Seattle and Chicago who — with mind-bending hypocrisy — suddenly screamed for the cops when their own homes were under assault, something they never did for the benighted people of their cities, especially the poor they pretend to support.  In the case of Chicago, we have been watching the bodies pile up for years, turning the city into a virtual killing field for black people.  Meanwhile, those working stiffs known as the police, under constant assault by the moral narcissists of the left, are retiring across the country at a record rate — who could blame them — leaving cities undefended while Antifa and Black Lives Matter leadership continue their pursuit of revolution.

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Chicago BLM Militant Issues Threat:  "We Have Demands and They Need to Be Met... You Can Listen to Us Or Get Ran Over".  A Black Lives Matter militant in Chicago this week issued what many have interpreted as a terroristic threat.  Taylor Norwood this week unleashed on Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot during a press conference for allowing the police to arrest her 'innocent friends' who were just exercising their Fist Amendment right.  Norwood accused Lightfoot of protecting the whites in North Chicago from blacks in Southside Chicago by blocking off exits to the north following back-to-back weekends of BLM terrorists looting Magnificent Mile.

Antifa And Black Lives Matter Intelligence Report.  Just who is Antifa?  The American manifestation of the "Black Bloc" isn't new.  Antifa existed before now in Europe, but appears to have morphed into a more ad hoc conglomeration of people who have certain ideologies in common, some of whom appear to have been overseas. [...] There is indeed indication that some of these insurgents may have been imported with help from Obama administration officials (See also here and here; additionally, 13 Biden staffers have donated to organizations that fund the riots, so this may carry forward to a future administration).  It has a flat organizational structure, but it is obviously getting funding for bail, legal support and logistics in Portland and Seattle (and possibly elsewhere).  Their tactics have evolved and increased in sophistication as their encounters with law enforcement have increased. [...] The mob tactics they have employed (along with BLM) include arson, looting, attacks on vehicles, busting windows, beatings of innocent people in the street, trashing businesses, and destruction of structures not associated in any way to politics.  Of late, Black Bloc has taken to neighborhoods in Portland.  They seek an end to the American system, and in fact an end to Western culture in general.  They are clearly Marxists and anarchists.

A swarm of 'armed anarchists' wielding axes and guns descends on Denver Police HQ.  Dozens of armed 'anarchists' descended on the Denver Police Headquarters late Saturday [8/22/2020] and damaged buildings, set fires and injured an officer, city officials said Sunday.  The group, consisting of between 50 to 75 demonstrators, were said to be wielding a varying degree of weapons — from axes to guns — during the incident yesterday evening.

Yes, This Is a Revolution.  [Scroll down]  As of this writing, Portland, Oregon, has endured more than two months straight of anarchist violence directed at federal buildings and employees.  In other cities — New York, Los Angeles, Richmond, Omaha, and Austin, to name a few — mob violence continues to erupt regularly, always connected to cries for justice and sometimes resulting in death.  Accelerating the general dissolution, police forces have been successfully hobbled in response to the killing of George Floyd, and the resulting spike in murder and violent crime shows no sign of abating.  All the while, armchair lynch mobs have continued to claim the scalps of those who veer from or merely stumble on the path to social-justice enlightenment.  It is the full-time job of any American with a public presence to bow down before the identity cult. [...] 62 percent of all Americans, according to a poll by the CATO Institute, now say they're afraid to voice their political views lest they be punished professionally.

Proud Boys VS ANTIFA Yesterday In An Epic Battle For A Once Great City.  It looks like some Americans have had it and figured, since the mayor and city council won't do anything, everyday citizens will have to.  [Video clip]

More details and arrests in the case of the hat-stealing Biden women.  [Scroll down]  Taylor's statement about these two harpies confirmed another suspicion of mine:  That these two women exemplify the Democrat trend of having women as the frontline soldiers.  They are not forced into the frontline.  Instead, the Democrat establishment, starting in public schools and continuing into colleges and universities, creates angry young white women who feel victimized by society.  At the same time, they feel guilty about their alleged white privilege.  This combination of anger and guilt plays out in remarkable viciousness.  These women are also willing to engage in violence because, despite their abandonment of traditional codes of femininity, they expect men to continue to respect the cultural prohibition against striking women.  This double standard appears in the video when one of the women strikes Taylor, and he doesn't retaliate.

In the Soup!  [Scroll down]  If you're black, it's even worse.  The person shooting you does so from a refuge of protection provided by the same political machine that pumps lead infused water into your tenement, ensures that you never have any positive role models like Justice Clarence Thomas, Economist Thomas Sowell or National Security Advisor Condolezza Rice, but continually fall back on drug dealers, rappers and sports figures to show your young men the way to prosperity.  The gun you are disallowed from owning to protect yourself in the cities with the highest murder rates in the world are pumped into the hands for juvenile delinquents in gangs by those who campaign all day long on "gun control."  Those of you who are trying to sleep at night in order to get up, go to work and pay for all of the largesse funneled out to those who hold you in contempt, are now awakened by Antifa/BLM/Revcom soldiers just to let you know that they will show up in the middle of the night to harass you if you do not enthusiastically obey their outlandish demands on a daily basis.

A Navy Seal Instructs Americans on How to Deal With a Violent Mob.  The mob is out there, and I don't mean on Twitter.  Across the nation, violent crowds are setting fires, blocking traffic, hospitalizing residents, and — in some cases — shooting drivers.  So what should you do if you find yourself the fixation of an unruly horde?  On Tucker Carlson Tonight Friday [8/21/2020], author and former Navy SEAL Jack Carr laid out instructions.  [Video clip]

Vehicle -"Protest" Encounters:  Politics, Legal Jeopardy, Defense.  In the seeming never-ending riots portrayed as "peaceful protests" by the Progressive left, including most of the Media, there are an increasing number of drivers/passengers involved in vehicle encounters with agitators/protestors.  There are numerous responses on Internet forums about how to handle a situation where a person or persons in a vehicle encounter, often unexpectedly, agitators/protestors who are aggressively blocking a public right of way.  Many of these responses are very dangerous.  It seems to be precisely what is desired by the Progressive left, such as Antifa and BLM, their organizers, handlers, and political theorists.  This article explains some of the dynamics observed from the reporting of these events, and a framework of how to respond with the least risk to the driver/passenger(s) involved.  The design of many of these events is to deliberately block public right-of-ways, to inconvenience large numbers of the public, and to show the public the participants can break the law with impunity.  Part of the design is to trap drivers/passengers and provoke a violent response to further the Antifa/BLM agenda.  In nearly all of these events, the local government, which may include the local prosecutor, mayor, and or city council, are complicit, sympathetic, or compromised on the side of those organizing the event and the violence.

Portland riots intensify; balloons with feces thrown at cop cars.  Heeding the advice of critics, Portland police say they repeatedly tried to deescalate with protesters Friday night.  It didn't work.  As many as 200 demonstrators rampaged near a police station in the Oregon city, pelting a protective line of unoccupied police vehicles with golf balls, softball-sized rocks, metal railroad spikes, paint-filled plastic eggs and balloons filled with feces.  A torn-up street sign was also used to smash cars, with tires slashed and windows broken, police said.

Leftists Storm Suburbs, Shine Lights Into Homes While Screaming: 'Out Of Your House, Into The Streets!'  Hundreds of far-left activists stormed a residential neighborhood in Portland, Oregon on Friday night as they shined lights into people's home and screamed, "out of your house, into the streets!"  Videographer BG On the Scene captured numerous videos of the night's action and identified those who were marching as Black Lives Matter protesters.  Journalist Andy Ngo identified them as being part of antifa.  The far-left activists wore black and carried shields, at least one of which could briefly be seen with a hammer and sickle symbol on it.  "Out of your house, into the streets!" the activists screamed as they marched through the residential neighborhood.  They repeated the chant countless times throughout the area.

Video of all the assaults and robberies by BLM last Sunday in Portland and it's worse than you thought.  This is complete footage shot from myself of the violent events that took place on the night of 8/16/20 in Downtown Portland.  This footage is for all media and law enforcement to observe.  [Video clip]

Portland riot:  Vandalism, naked people, poop balloons and nine arrests.  Another riot was declared in Portland last night.  I think that makes four this week.  Last night the focus was the north precinct and Antifa vandalized a police car.  While they were there they also vandalized a van for the Boys & Girls Club which is not part of the police bureau.  [Numerous video clips]  Police have been wasting their time (and the city's money) with these idiots every night for months.  They've vandalized city property and injured officers and they are forming shield walls to resist orders to disperse.  And yet, the moment someone gets pushed they are outraged.

Two Women were filmed harassing a mother and her child for wearing MAGA hats.  Just outside the DNC convention, two brazen women were filmed harassing a mother and her child for wearing MAGA hats.  Tearing up signs and one woman then stole the MAGA hat off the 7-year-old child, who's name is Riley.  [Video clip]

Woman who stole 7-yr-old boy's MAGA hat and terrorized him is charged cuffed and arrested.  One of the women allegedly seen in a video berating a boy and stealing his MAGA hat in Delaware was arrested by police in Wilmington.  Olivia Winslow was arrested by Wilmington Police on Friday after the 21-year-old was allegedly identified in a video that's gone viral showing her and another woman involved in the incident with a 7-year-old boy on the last night of the virtual Democratic National Convention this week.

These Videos And Images Foretell The Future Of America.  We are going to begin a little differently with this article and provide the first video in question at the beginning, offering other related incidents after the video, all showing that America is not going to go back to normal after the November presidential election, and that "normal" no longer exists.  As an FYI, while tempers are hot and everyone is trying to talk over each other at some point or another, there is no outright violence, except an after-scene shot of a woman that according to the people in the video, exited her car to attack the Trump supporters, and managed to get herself either maced or pepper-sprayed.  [Video clip] [...] It is almost as if they simply cannot stand that anyone that isn't a Democrat could gather and present a message, and they must attempt to destroy the entire event.  After the years of reporting on Antifa, it truly isn't a surprise to see people supportive of them, or even members of one the many Antifa groups, acting out like children having a temper tantrum because someone is espousing ideology that they do not like.

Democratic Convention Ignores the Elephant in the Virtual Room:  Big-City Violence.  As I keep telling you, when you hear politicians talking, pay attention to what isn't said.  Train your eye to see the negative space between the dancers, because that, too, is often the story.  Urban violence threatens the peace of targeted Democratic suburban voters, like those soccer moms who've just installed police scanner apps on their cellphones.  Trump is taking advantage of this, but he didn't create it.  What America is witnessing in cities like Portland, Seattle, Chicago and New York is a clash between the hard left and the liberal Democratic mayors who lead those cities.  And this Democratic infomercial is all about the swing vote, if there is such a thing, in battleground states, like Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.  Naturally, Democrats accentuate the positive.  Yet as the DNC infomercial makes plain, this new left Democratic Party of 2020 sees only two types:  The Oppressed and The Oppressors, a formula that invariably leads to rising conflict and anger that can't be covered over with virtual kindness and virtual empathy.

'We, the People' Have a Duty to Stop the Violence.  We already have the power in our hands to throw out governments that have not cared enough about the people to act effectively against violence.  We already know enough not to accept as normal this unending violence.  We will say the names of those whose lives were ended and whose dreams were destroyed by those who accept no responsibility for their actions.  And we will use our power to remove governments that accept no responsibility for delivering positive results, who demand loyalty on the basis of identity alone, and who never deliver even the most elementary responsibility of those who are empowered only to serve the public — protecting the lives and property of the citizens.  Public servants who are loyal to the government at the people's expense have proven their incompetence and disloyalty.  It is our sacred duty to remove power from their hands by the means we the people have put at our own disposal.

Women Steal Child's MAGA Hat, Tear Up Trump Posters Near DNC Event.  An incident captured on video appeared to show two women who were protesting President Donald Trump on Thursday taking a "Make America Great Again" hat from a child and tearing up pro-Trump posters.  The incident continued to escalate throughout the video as the women and the child's mother shouted back and forth and threatened each other with physical injury.  "They attacked my son.  I have it on video," the boy's mother can be heard telling a man at one point during the video.

'Listen to him cry': Women attack a mom and 7-yr-old Trump supporters, steal his MAGA hat.  Two women appeared to steal a seven-year-old boy's MAGA hat and yell obscenities at him and his mother after tearing up signs supporting President Donald Trump.  In a video of the incident, the unidentified mother captures the two women accosting her and, allegedly, her son as they destroy their homemade signs and take the boy's hat.  The video carries a "Students for Trump" label and was tweeted by Benny Johnson of Turning Point USA, who wrote in a Twitter post accompanying the footage that the incident occurred outside the Democratic National Convention, which is being held in Milwaukee, though most 'attendees' are appearing only virtually.

ANTIFA and BLM Rioters Try to Storm the ICE Building in Portland.  It's starting to look like a war-zone in Portland... wait it already was.  Once again rioters have nothing else to do besides terrorize the city of Portland in the name of Social Justice.  This time the rioters assembled outside the ICE building where there were met by federal agents.  [Video clip]

Reclaiming Our Culture from the Left.  Everyone knows it: the death of George Floyd was just a pretext.  The rioters who continue every night to wreak havoc in Portland, and who are poised to engage in new orgies of destruction all over the country don't know much and care less about Floyd.  They're quite open about engaging in a "revolution" with the goal of destroying the existing order and replacing it with an authoritarian Marxist regime.  But what we are seeing today is not new.  Its seeds were planted decades ago.  Now the question before us, if we want to preserve the United States as a free society, is what we must do to counter this violent, hate-filled movement.  There will be no easy fix.

Portland protester with long rap sheet who is on the run from cops.  A Black Lives Matter protester on the run from cops after being 'positively identified' as the man who kicked a truck driver in the face in Portland on Sunday is begging for cash.  Police are searching for Marquise 'Keese' Love, 25, after he fled the scene of a brutal attack on Adam Haner, who was knocked unconscious and suffered two black eyes in the vicious beating.  Haner was identified as the victim in a GoFundMe campaign, which claimed he was trying to defend a transgender woman from being robbed before he was set upon by protesters.  Since fleeing the scene, Love has been posting messages on Snapchat, according to The Sun.

Accused Portland attacker Marquise Love has lengthy rap sheet.  The attacker being sought by Portland authorities for allegedly knocking a man out cold during a chaotic demonstration over the weekend has a lengthy criminal record that includes arrests for domestic assault and criminal trespass.  Marquise Love, 25, has been arrested in Washington County, Ore., which borders Portland to the west, seven times since 2012, according to records provided to Fox News.  In 2017, he was arrested for domestic assault and domestic harassment.  He wasn't prosecuted, The New York Post reported, but a judge signed a protective order against him.  His rap sheet also includes two separate arrests in 2016 for providing false information in connection with the transfer of a firearm, and domestic assault and criminal trespass.  In 2015, Love was arrested for interfering with public transportation.

When are Local and State Governments Illegitimate?  This descent into hell is enabled by so-called progressive Democrats in the aforesaid cities and Minneapolis, Chicago, New York, and wherever next.  The progressives have names:  Ted Wheeler, Jenny Durkan, and Jacob Frey — all mayors — along with numerous council members.  And governors, Kate Brown, Jay Inslee, and Tim Walz.  Add Lori Lightfoot, J.B. Pritzker, Bill de Blasio, and Andrew Cuomo to the roster.  All — all — have taken oaths of office to uphold the law and attend to the public safety.  They are glaringly derelict in their duties.  These elected leaders aren't simply craven, they're complicit in the violence and destruction that bedevils their cities.  They see the mobs in the streets.  They witness the destruction.  They are apprised of the violence.  They know innocents are being harmed.  They know citizens cower behind locked doors. [...] Yet they permit the mayhem.  They let the mobs roam.  They fiddle as their cities burn.  These elected leaders are, in fact, aiding and abetting insurrections.

Another riot is declared in Portland on 83rd night of trouble.  Portland police declared yet another riot Tuesday night on the 83rd consecutive day of protests after a 200-strong mob of protesters torched the city's famous Multnomah Building.  The group had marched to the county seat of government for the first time, smashing windows and sparking a blaze by pushing lit newspapers through the windows.  One image shows the protesters had marked a window to the building with the graffiti: 'Aim here.'  Demonstrations that often turn violent have racked Oregon's biggest city for more than two months following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.  Video taken Tuesday night shows protesters calling for 'no cops, no prisons, total abolition'.

Chicago PD arrests woman who live-streamed herself looting stores.  On a couple of occasions, we have lamented the lack of arrests being made following the mass looting and destruction taking place when "peaceful protests" transform into riots after dark in several American cities.  This is particularly true in Chicago, where even Mayor Lori Lightfoot has complained that the rioters who destroyed and emptied the Miracle Mile seemed to have "no fear of consequences" for their actions.  Well, perhaps there is a light at the end of this particular tunnel.  The Chicago PD has managed to arrest one of the looters from the Miracle Mile carnage on Monday, August 10.  Of course, in the case of Taeshia Rochon, perhaps they didn't have to call in their top detectives to crack the case.  Rochon fired up her camera and live-streamed herself robbing two stores on Facebook.  Hang on for the video because it struck me as quite educational.  [Video clip]

Manhunt underway for attacker in Portland truck assault: police.  Portland police on Tuesday identified a suspect in Sunday night's attack on a truck driver who was seen on video being pulled from the vehicle and violently beaten.  The Portland Police Bureau is on the hunt for Marquise Love, who also goes by the name "Keese Love," for his alleged involvement in the vicious assault that was caught on video and circulated on social media.  Officials said in a press release they have made several attempts to find 25-year-old Love, but have so far been unsuccessful.  They have said they have probable cause for his arrest.

More than 200 charged with federal crimes, 1,000 arrested in Operation Legend, AG Barr announces.  At least 207 people have been charged with a federal crime, and more than 1,000 arrests have been made in major metropolitan cities since the Department of Justice launched Operation Legend in July, U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced on Wednesday [8/19/2020].  Nearly 400 firearms have been seized by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  Barr launched Operation Legend on July 8 as "a sustained, systematic and coordinated law enforcement initiative in which federal law enforcement agencies work in conjunction with state and local law enforcement officials to fight violent crime," the DOJ said in a release. [...] The latest figures on charges and arrests do not include Indianapolis, whose operation was first announced last Friday.  The arrests of more than 1,000 people include those charged in state and local courts.

Man Pulled Gun On Group Not Wearing Masks:  Police.  A Bourbonnais man has been arrested on accusations he threatened to shoot three people in a Jewel-Osco parking lot Tuesday night for not wearing masks inside the store.  According to the Daily Journal, 60-year-old Marc L. Bourdreau was in a checkout line inside the store in the 600 block of Main Street NW while three people were behind him, not wearing masks, Bourbonnais Deputy Police Chief Dave Anderson said.  Bourdreau is accused of pulling a handgun on them in the store's parking lot after he waited for them to come outside, and asked them, "How would you like to get shot in the head?"Anderson said, according to the Daily Journal.  Anderson told the Daily Journal that Bourdreau had a concealed carry permit and valid FOID card.  Bourdreau was stopped by officers while trying to drive from the parking lot.  He faces aggravated assault and unlawful use of a weapon charges stemming from the accusations.

Portland, Seattle, Chicago, New York:  No End Of Violence In Sight For These Liberal Cities.  Late Sunday [8/16/2020], downtown Portland, Oregon was the scene of a vicious attack.  A man driving a pickup truck was reportedly chased by a mob, forcing him to crash his vehicle.  He was then removed from the truck and violently beaten.  Multiple videos have emerged from the scene showing the attack.  "The driver could be seen getting punched, kicked and ordered not to leave in the middle of a city street.  The man in the video, at one point, appeared dazed after the initial assault, but suffered the worst blow when he absorbed a roundhouse kick to the side of the head," reported Fox News.  This was all done in front of the female passenger.  Sunday marked Portland's 80th consecutive night of protests, during which "more than 60 emergency calls to police went unheeded overnight... as officers were preoccupied with hundreds of demonstrators downtown and were pelted by rocks," reported Fox News.  Much of the evening was police defending their own lives while being attacked and assaulted by rioters.  Two officers were hospitalized and a photo shared by the police bureau shows "a 9.5-pound rock that was thrown by a person posing as 'press' as the officer 'prepared to ride away on a truck.'  Several arrests were made."

Seattle Residents Voting for Trump After Democrats Refuse To Stop Rioting.  The state of Washington isn't in play in any substantive way this election season, which makes it an odd place to pay attention to voter sentiment. [...] Neither of Washington's Senate seats are up for being voted on this year.  Only one of the state's congressional districts — Washington's 8th, a suburban Seattle district flipped by the Democrats in the 2018 midterms — is remotely competitive.  However, while all of America will have been changed in some way by the events of 2020, the state of Washington in general — and Seattle in particular — will look the most different, particularly politically.  It's seen some of the most radical of the post-George Floyd foment, particularly in the lawless CHAZ/CHOP "autonomous zone" and in a series of mostly unpoliced demonstrations-cum-riots that followed.

Breaking: 4Chan Identifies One of the Portland Rioters Who Attempted to Kill Driver as 'Keese Love'.  The anonymous message board 4Chan has once again proven to be one of the nations best intelligence services, as they have seemingly identified the man who dealt the final kick to a man who was savagely beaten by rioters in Portland on Sunday evening.  The rioters appeared to be attempting to murder the man after beating a white woman who may or may not have been with him.

7 Big Stories Corporate Media Is Ignoring Because The Truth Might Help Trump.  [#7] Riots?  What Riots?  The media also finds itself struggling to cover the riots occurring throughout our country.  The "mostly peaceful protests" spin remains strong because any acknowledgment of the violence confirms Trump's criticism of Democratic-run cities and his decision to use federal law enforcement officials to protect federal property.  So the press bypasses or shades these major stories.  At any other time and under any other president, the media would have descended on the Portland federal courthouse to report the insurrection taking place.  Reporters would have infiltrated the autonomous zone and covered the rampant crime and violence occurring.  Profiles of the small business owners whose livelihoods were destroyed by the riots would run.

Innocent Protester? Or, Trained Assault Team Member?  [Scroll down]  The masses that gather are being trained to commit assault on those opposing them, inflicting crippling pain and damage.  I had seen rioters on the news over the last several weeks, clutching skateboards.  From my knowledge of urban youth, I knew that skateboard use wasn't all that common.  So, why were so many holding them?  [#1] Use as a shield if physically challenged.  [#2] Wielding it as a weapon against police.  Unlike other weapons (such as the common sock of bike locks), the skateboard can argued to be an innocent means of transportation, not an intentional weapon.  Other seemingly innocent devices have been deployed:
  •   Leaf blowers — used to re-direct tear gas/smoke back at the police
  •   Umbrellas (I'd seen this, and thought it quite odd to be carrying them to a riot).  [Umbrellas are often used to block the view of surveillance cameras. -Ed.]  In a pinch, the bumbershoots can also be used to jab agressively.
  •   Note the 'soccer moms' — all wearing bike helmets.  Seemingly without nefarious use — but, could easily be taken off, swung by the straps, and used to batter opponents.  That polymer material is meant to stand up to a lot of abuse.
  •   Flags on poles — not only a great optic (hey, we're just patriotic Americans!), but also leaves them with wooden poles to use as a weapon.
  •   Lasers — depending on the type of light (green are quite harmful to eyes), can blind.  They are deliberately using these in coordinated attacks on the police.  This was planned — most people use the red lasers for innocent purposes.
  •   The usual lighters, gasoline/bottle/wick combos, fireworks, IEDs, metal batons, bricks, etc.
Understand, most people, even on the Left, don't actively participate in these violent actions.  But they DO spread the lie that these are peaceful protesters.  They are allies of the Left.

Stop America's Endless Kristallnacht Before It Destroys Our Country.  [Scroll down]  America has been in its own version of Crystal Night for many months now, from broken windows to looting to destruction of myriad stores and other places of business, police stations, and government edifices, not to mention considerable physical harm to persons.  Although not yet of Nazi (i.e., National Socialist) proportions, it's pretty bad and doesn't seem to be getting better.  For the most part, nothing is being done about it, especially on the state and municipal levels.  As in Nazi Germany, it's unchecked.  Furthermore, the U.S. populace, as it did in 1930s Germany, is becoming inured to the violence.  A video from Aug. 14 of remarkably passive Seattle citizens looking on as Antifa wreaks havoc to their city says it all.  (It's worth watching also for the confident bravura of the Antifa thugs and, it goes without saying, the absence of police.)  In other recent news reminiscent of Kristallnacht, the Ronald McDonald House in Chicago, where parents of hospitalized children stay, had its door smashed and windows broken by looters (if that's what they were) on Aug. 9, preventing a 2-year old with stage four cancer from leaving for his birthday.  It's hard to know how anyone would want to live in Chicago anymore.  Of course, these events and many others like them are barely being covered by our mainstream media.  They don't fit their narrative.  Omertà must rule before the election.

Portland:  Attempted Murder Of Portland Man Kicked In The Head By ANTIFA Thug, Left Comatose.  A disgusting incident in Portland last night when a couple driving a pickup truck confronted some individuals robbing a man.  The mob turned on them, beating the woman, chasing her away.  When the man sped off, he crashed and the mob chased him down.  This individual came running from behind and kicked the unsuspecting man full force in the head.  [Video clip]

Store windows smashed in Brooklyn during march in support of Stone Mountain protests.  Violence broke out in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Saturday (August 15) as dozens marched in supports of the Stone Mountain protests in Georgia.  Footage shows masked individuals attacking an Apple store and a Whole Foods.  The filmer told: "Antifascists marched through Williamsburg, Brooklyn for two hours in solidarity with Stone Mountain protests in Georgia.  "Windows were broken and walls tagged with messages such as 'Murder Bezos.'"  [Video clip]

The correct way to deal with 'Protesters'!.  Threatens the Police, dealt with accordingly.  [Video clip]

Mass brawl breaks out between far-right and anti-fascist groups in Stone Mountain.  Far-right groups clashed with anti-fascists at Stone Mountain in the US state of Georgia on Saturday (August 15th).  Various right-wing groups were planning to converge at the Confederate monument in Stone Mountain Park but when they found the park closed, took to the streets.  Anti-fascists had also gathered there and a large brawl broke out between the opposing sides.  [Video clip]

Video Journalist Gets Assaulted By ANTIFA, Hit With Baseball Bat, Spit On In Portland.  [Video clip]

Antifa Is Evil.  Portland is a dead city, a nightmarish dystopia ruled by criminals associated with Antifa and Black Lives Matter.  (Is there still a distinction between those groups?  They seem effectively to have merged.)  We are all indebted to Andy Ngo for documenting the depths to which Portland has descended.  Here, Antifa/BLM criminals viciously assault a man who was driving a truck, finally kicking him in the head, knocking him unconscious and leaving him for dead.  [Video clips]

ANTIFA Show Up To Sturgis Bike Rally, Things go Bad, Then They Ask the Police to Protect Them.  [Video clip]

'Antifa' protesters trash Williamsburg Whole Foods, Apple over weekend.  Dozens of protesters, including suspected members of the anti-fascist group Antifa, rampaged through Williamsburg over the weekend, trashing several national chain stores and spraying anti-police graffiti, according to police and sources.  The rowdy mob marched through the Brooklyn neighborhood late Saturday [8/15/2020], with police first receiving a 911 call at 8:20 p.m. about vandalism at an Apple Store on Bedford Avenue, where they found broken windows and the letters "FTP" — typically meaning "[...]" in this context — spray-painted on the wall, cops said.  The protesters, who also targeted a Whole Foods store in the neighborhood, tagged one building with the message "Murder Bezos," according to reports.

BLM And ANTIFA Crash Latinos For Trump Event In Tujunga, CA.  [Video clip]

ANTIFA and BLM Terrorize Seattle Ihop.  When cops come to protect, one member suggests throwing a molotov.  [Video clip]

Scenes From The Destruction of New York City.  The New York City riots were just a blip in the largest series of coordinated antifa/#BlackLivesMatter riots sweeping the country then, but this video indicates that the looting and destruction in de Blasio's New York City was far more more extensive than the media let on.  [Video clip]  I had a friend who recently visited NYC, and he says from the Holland Tunnel to the Williamsburg Bridge through lower Manhattan almost everything was still boarded up and covered with graffiti, with lots of trash on the sidewalk.  "Looked like a scene from an early Scorsese movie." Is it any wonder that people are fleeing the city in droves?

LAPD Release Footage Of Mostly NOT Peaceful Protesters.  [Video clip]

Antifa Goes To Sturgis!  Sadly, as you probably might have guessed, it was only a handful of Antifa protesters, and they relied upon a ring of Sturgis Police officers to keep them safe from the crown which would have likely "tarred and feathered" them — hey, it's all black — had they had the chance.  That is right up to the point where the Antifa leader decided he wanted to incite the crowd, so the Sturgis Police took him down.  [Video clip]  This seems to be the only incident that took place, and the Police were well prepared to not let things get out of hand.  As you can see it looks like only 5-6 Antifa-clad protesters were involved — and about 10,000 motorcycle enthusiasts.

More than 60 Portland 911 calls go unanswered overnight as police respond to 'violent, tumultuous' riot.  A riot was declared around midnight Sunday in Portland as protesters flocked to a law enforcement builing, continuing a nightly ritual in Oregon's biggest city.  Over 60 calls to Portland police went unheeded overnight as officers were deployed to quell the protests where officers used crowd control munitions to disperse demonstrators outside the Penumbra Kelly building.  Protesters threw 'softball-size' rocks, glass bottles, and pointed green lasers at officers' eyes, the police department reported on Twitter, documenting the unrest that has continued for 80 consecutive nights following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

'Social Justice' Is Extortion.  The Democrat Party pretense that mostly there are only "peaceful protesters" is a blatant lie, particularly when elected Democrat officials encourage the looting and arson and attacks on police.  The claim that rioting is all about police reform and justice for African Americans no longer has any credibility.  The truth is that there is no light between Democrats and rioters, the antifa rioters serving as the militia of the Democrat Party.  The Democrat "defund the police" movement, which has hobbled the police in many Democrat-run cities, does not enhance "black lives," which are threatened by a high rate of black-on-black crime, particularly shootings and murders, but also theft, robbery, assault, and rape.

How Race Politics Burns Out.  [Scroll down]  The kind of racialized violence now taking place reflects what historian Fred Siegel called "the riot ideology", which has been deleterious to the progress of African Americans.  The rioting in the 1960s weakened urban economies and led to devastating losses for minority property owners and businesses.  Even today many areas burned down in the 1960s in Chicago, St. Louis and Detroit have never recovered.  Indeed despite massive expenditures to redress huge past inequities, high-poverty areas in cities have grown steadily, doubling in population between 1980 and 2018.  Looting and mayhem, long-term, don't work.  After the 1992 riots, there were pledges of massive corporate and government support for south Los Angeles.  Now, almost three decades later, the area, site of two of the worst riots in American history, has experienced a growing gap with the rest of the county in terms of homeownership, income and educational attainment.  The more recent disorders also are unlikely to spark much long-term inner-city investment.

When 'Woke Muscles' Meet Men Who Fight.  The one Bronx neighborhood, which is residential but has many small businesses on the main thoroughfare, did not suffer the riots, looting, arson, and violence that have been prevalent in cities and towns across America.  When Antifa came for it, the Italians, Irish, and Albanians, armed with pistols, rifles, baseball bats, swords, and knives, merged onto the main thoroughfare, blocking it and other tertiary streets.  Faced with armed resistance, Antifa's forces were compelled to accept who and what they are, a band of spoiled white college kids who like to break things, play dress-up, and pretend they are a force to be reckoned with.  Threatening to "cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war," they turned and fast-walked away in different directions.  They most likely decided that it would no longer be fun if they were required to pay a price in blood for their pernicious urgings.  I am told they never returned.

Riots should re-elect Trump.  Bill Ayers turned 75 the day after Christmas.  This summer, he saw his decades-long dream come true.  No, not the election of his protegee Obama (whose memoir Ayers "edited" — i.e., wrote). [...] This summer, Ayers got his wish for a race war.  The death of George Floyd provided the excuse to roll out the nightly riots, which used peaceful protests in the daylight to soften the PR.  But the press in 2020 is not what it was in 1970 when Ayers first began blowing things up.  Back then, most journalists were men who served in World War II or later.  Today's press is mixed sexes with mixed up ideas about America.  Veterans are newsroom oddities now.  Degrees from Marxist universities — such as the one that employs Ayers — make journalists easy targets for communist propaganda.  And so for 2 months, rioters had a jolly good time trashing the cities and blinding officers with lasers.

Chaos erupts in Portland on the 79th night of violence after police declare an unlawful assembly and clash with BLM protesters.  Chaos erupted in Portland for a 79th consecutive night on Friday after police declared an unlawful assembly during a peaceful demonstration and stormed a protester shield line, beating people with batons.  About 300 protesters had gathered in the city's Peninsula Park around 9 pm for a peaceful march across North Portland that was expected to end at the Police Association building on N Lombard Street.  But even before demonstrators could begin heading toward their destination, cops — changing tactics from the previous nights — cut off access to the streets leading to the police union headquarters.

Minneapolis Tells Residents With Riot-Wrecked Buildings They Can't Clean Up Until They've Paid Their 2020 Property Taxes in Full.  The city of Minneapolis suffered around 1,500 heavily damaged buildings, with 150 set fire to and dozens burned to the ground.  The city suffered half of a billion dollars in estimated damages from the riots following the police murder of George Floyd.  Defenders of government's necessity argue that the protection of life and property is allegedly one of the goods government uniquely provides and for which we pay taxes, yet Minneapolis demonstrably did a terrible job on this task.  But whether the government delivers on what it promises, it will always be diligent in insisting we pay for those promises.  Today the Minneapolis Star Tribune takes a long look at one reason why the aftermath of rampant destruction, as yet untended to, continues to haunt the city.  As social scientists understand, such riot damage can have dire effects on development and poverty in an area for decades down the line.

Feds Stepping in to Prosecute Portland Rioters Charged with Crimes as Local DA Stands Down.  The Multnomah County District Attorney announced earlier this week that dozens of people arrested over almost three months of rioting in Portland, Oregon, will not be prosecuted, but as local officials stand down, federal prosecutors are taking on cases.  D.A. Mike Schmidt said his office would not prosecute rioters arrested unless the charges against them included property damage, theft or the use or threat of force against another person.

Oregon State Police Leave Portland After Woke Prosecutor Refuses to Charge Rioters.  For weeks, the Marxists who run Portland complained about the outsized presence of federal agents and officers sent to protect the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse.  It was an invasion ordered by President Donald Trump, you see. [...] That's nonsense, of course, but to sane people, little of what emanates from Portland these days makes much sense.  In any event, in response to the constant harping and whining from people like Mayor Ted Wheeler and Gov. Kate Brown, the Trump administration cut a deal to gradually redeploy federal protective service officers and other DHS agents out of the courthouse and out of Portland, replacing them with local and Oregon State Police.  Well, no sooner than that happened, the Antifa thugs that have been allowed to run wild through Portland streets re-focused their attention back on local cops — and State Patrol officers — as nightly riots continued.  Now, according to The Daily Wire, the Oregon State Police has had enough of the Left-wing lunacy in Portland after the Marxist district attorney announced he wouldn't be prosecuting anyone for the 'peaceful' act of violent rioting.

Oregon State Police Pull Out of Portland — Local DA's Refusal To Prosecute Behind The Move?  Return of Feds At Hand?  Very interesting development earlier today [8/14/2020], as the Oregon State Police announced they were leaving Portland. [...] Local reporting says that the move is a result of the announcement by Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt's that his office does not intend to prosecute most of those arrested. [...] The deployment of the State Police in support of the Portland PD was the product of an agreement reached between Democrat Oregon Governor Kate Brown, and officials of the Trump Administration, which came after weeks of escalating violence in the rioting at the Hatfield Federal Courthouse in Portland.  Prior to the agreement being reached two weeks ago, the Portland Police Department had been ordered by Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler to leave federal law enforcement agents defending the courthouse to fend for themselves, and did nothing while rioters organized themselves and provided for their logistical needs in the parks across the street from the courthouse.

Democrats Dance with the Devil.  No one realized how weak the mainstream Democrat Party had become, or how powerful Black Lives Matter and Antifa had become, until they destroyed downtown Minneapolis.  Until then, they had done little more than make nuisances of themselves. [...] The riots that started in Minneapolis quickly spread to Seattle, Chicago, New York, Portland, and dozens of other Democrat-run cities.  Local authorities didn't know how to react.  After all, the rioters were presumptive Democrat voters. [...] Black Lives Matter and Antifa seem to have thoroughly cowed the Democrat Party.  Whatever they wish, Democrats shall do.  You want us to defund the police?  Sure.  Paint BLM "murals" on city streets?  Hand me a roller.  Don't want us to prosecute rioters?  Wouldn't think of it.  Looting is payback for long-overdue reparations?  Well, yeah.  Okay.  Democrats must surely worry about the optics of bowing to the rioters' will.

The Fiasco of "Go Ahead, Break Our Windows" Policing.  After looters struck downtown Chicago on Sunday night, officials literally raised the bridges to prevent rioting hordes from roaming so easily.  They also blocked road access and stopped public transit.  So, we have come to this: a major American city is replicating the strategy of medieval castles: flood the moats and raise the drawbridges. [...] As we suffer through this summer of discontent, we can see a split emerging among big-city Democrats.  Most, like Portland's Wheeler, Minneapolis' Jacob Frey, Seattle's Jenny Durkan, and New York's Bill de Blasio, favor drastic concessions to protesters, beginning with sharp reductions in police budgets.  Seattle just passed a new budget cutting up to 100 officers, slashing salaries for department leaders, and dismantling the special team that removes homeless encampments, one of the city's worst problems.  Seattle's police chief, Carmen Best, responded by announcing her retirement.  She was the first black woman to head the department.  No matter to the city council, which was busy congratulating itself for taking what it called "a first step" toward upending the city's law enforcement.  Still, the vote wasn't unanimous.  One council member was angry because the cuts didn't go far enough.  This isn't sensible policy; it's senseless self-parody.

Feds now investigating Florida man accused of making bombs.  Federal agents are taking over the investigation of a Florida man who was arrested after police found more than two dozen pipe bombs near his home, including some that contained nails, screws and metal pellets.  Boynton Beach police said Thursday that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is now the lead agency investigating Gregory Haasze, 34.

Florida man arrested after pipe bombs found near strip mall.  A Florida man admitted to making more than two dozen bombs that were found near a strip mall Wednesday night, authorities said.  The explosives caused a scare that led police to evacuate a strip mall and nearby homes.  Gregory Haasze, 34, of Boynton Beach, is facing 26 counts of making, possessing, throwing, projecting, placing, or discharging a destructive device, WPEC reported.  According to online jail records, Haasz was booked at 5:27 a.m.  Thursday [8/13/2020], His bail was set at $26,000.

The True Victims of the Chicago Riots.  The riots rocking American cities have received less coverage lately, but they never really stopped.  On Sunday, Chicago, Illinois suffered another rampage that left 13 police officers injured and entire city blocks in ruins.  Coordinated via social media, a large group of looters converged in downtown Chicago around 1:00 a.m. on Sunday morning and began smashing windows and ransacking storefronts.  The looters initially focused on high-end stores such as Tesla, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Coach, as the criminals made their way through Chicago's "Magnificent Mile" shopping district.  But soon enough, the marauding spread to shops like Walgreens and Old Navy.  U-Hauls were spotted being loaded with spoils and multiple shootings broke out.

Portland Residents Worry as Protests Spread to Residential Neighborhoods.  The streets of downtown Portland were quieter on Tuesday [8/11/2020] as nightly protests approach 80 consecutive nights of unrest but that is not because protesters are giving up.  Instead, they are heading into residential areas, and people who live there are worried.  "The main action has shifted from downtown to residential neighborhoods on the east side of the Willamette River, bringing crowds of demonstrators and a heavy police force onto usually quiet nighttime streets," the Oregonian newspaper's online portal Oregon Live reported.  "People who live and work in areas where protests have taken place are not happy."

'It Was a Planned Attack.' Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says Looting Was Organized.  A day after looters smashed-in retailer's windows, carried away loads of high-end merchandise and overwhelmed police officers in downtown Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says the violence was an organized raid and not a demonstration of angry protest.  "When people showed up on Michigan Avenue in the downtown area with U-Haul trucks and cargo vans, and sophisticated equipment used to cut metal, and the methods that were used, and how quickly it got spun up... that wasn't any spontaneous reaction," Lightfoot told TIME in her fifth-floor offices at Chicago's City Hall on Tuesday [8/11/2020].  The chaos that unfolded Sunday night, and into the predawn hours Monday, was initially blamed on a police shooting in the city's southside Englewood neighborhood.  News of the incident — along with misinformation that a minor had been shot — pinballed on social media, resulting in "caravans" of cars headed north downtown, Lightfoot says.

The real world reasserts itself.  [Scroll down]  What has happened in Portland, and across much of America, was predictable, and predicted.  First, the progressives tolerate and even celebrate civil disobedience, because the cause is just and noble.  Then, to hold onto public attention, the protesters march and block traffic.  Next comes the cursing of cops, the throwing of trash, water bottles and rocks.  Then there's the smashing of store windows, looting and arson, and Molotov cocktails.  Finally, there's instigating violence with cops to get footage of police fighting back so the law enforcement officers can be painted by the progressive press as stormtroopers and the Gestapo.  In Portland, we reached the point where "peaceful protesters" tried to set a building ablaze with cops barricaded inside.  This, as the mayor said, is attempted murder.  Today, people watch their leaders in city after city fail to keep the peace and restore order as protesters riot at will, and they make plans to move out.  In the suburbs and country, they quietly observe the inability of cops to quell the violence, and they buy guns.

Elected Officials Need To Quell Riots Or There'll Be Bloody Street Justice.  Everyday Americans, seeing the savagery committed without consequence by Antifa, and in the name of Black Lives Matter, are fed up.  They've seen the looting, the destruction, the assaults, and the death that the "mostly peaceful" demonstrators are leaving behind.  They understand the difference between constitutional, peaceful protests and barbaric riots that are intended to destabilize and crack apart our society and Western civilization.  And they've watched elected officials not only approve of the violence but in some cases encourage it.  But if those elected officials don't soon take back the streets from the criminals, everyday Americans might soon do the job for them.

Footage of ANTIFA Setting Fire To Police Union Hall.  On 9 Aug. 2020, ANTIFA rioters in north Portland set the Portland Police Association building on fire again.  The building was also set on fire the previous month by rioters.  A mob of rioters threw burning debris inside the Portland police union building Saturday, sparking a riot declaration by police, who then advanced on the hundreds who gathered nearby.  [Video clip]

After 75 days, Louisville has had enough of its too-often violent protests.  Protests over the past few months in cities like Portland, Seattle and even New York have led to violence all too often.  Louisville, Ky., has had enough.  On Sunday [8/9/2020], its police department banned street marches and caravans that block city streets, restricting protesters to sidewalks.  It's more than reasonable; it's wise.  Clashes with police have led to injuries and arrests, and though the right to assemble is guaranteed by the First Amendment, public safety matters, too.  After 75 days of protests, no one can say Louisville doesn't allow dissent.

William Barr's truth bombs about media's 'peaceful protester' narrative MUST be heard.  You're being lied to by mainstream media.  If you're reading this on NOQ Report or listening to it through our podcasts, then hearing about fake news media's propaganda is probably not a new topic for you.  But if you haven't heard Mark Levin talking to William Barr about the issue as well as our EIC JD Rucker breaking down what's really happening in the world today, then set aside 30-minutes for this.  It'll be worth it.  Antifa and Black Lives Matter "peaceful protesters" are generally neither peaceful nor protesting.  They are rioting, looting, vandalizing, burning, destroying, and generally being menaces to the lawful society we crave, the lawful society we had achieved before this whole 2020 series of unfortunate events occurred.  Now, they are seizing on the opportunity to promote their agenda and mainstream media is falling in line with the supporting narratives.

Portland Police Officers Wounded In "Mortar Attack".  Sunday night a riot was declared in Portland once again after "mostly peaceful" protesters injured police in a mortar attack.  Two officers were injured in the attack, according to the Portland PD.  [Video clip]  "When the march reached the PPA, Portland Police made sound truck announcements to the crowd warning them not engage in criminal activities such as vandalism or attempting to set the building on fire," the Portland Police said in a statement.  "These types of activities would not be permitted and will result in arrest and potential use of force such as riot control munitions and tear gas."

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says [the] National Guard [is] Not Needed After Looters Ransack Downtown Chicago.  A security guard was shot in Chicago as widespread violent rioting and looting overwhelmed the city.  The rioting began on Sunday evening in response to a black man who was shot by police after reportedly shooting at them first.  The guard, who has not yet been identified, is said to be in stable condition.

Massive Rioting And Looting Rocks Chicago After Police-Involved Shooting.  There are now videos circulating online that show widespread rioting, looting, and other forms of violence erupting all throughout the city of Chicago in light of a police-involved shooting that left a young man wounded.  Social media users on various platforms posted up videos of people in the city looting Walgreens, Macy's, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, among many other stores.  There was even an exchange of gunfire between looters and police at some point during the evening.  No officers were harmed.

DHS Exposes the Horrible Truth About Violent Antifa Riots in Portland.  Friday marked the 70th consecutive night of violent antifa riots in Portland.  Early this month, the rioters shifted the focus of their violent attacks from the federal courthouse in downtown Portland to the Penumbra Kelly police building in a residential neighborhood.  Since the clashes no longer center on federal property and federal law enforcement, the Democratic narrative of excusing or ignoring the violence in order to demonize federal officers and President Donald Trump has fallen apart.  But myths about the federal involvement persist.  This week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a document dispelling three big myths about the riots and the federal response.

Did Chicago Really Think this would Stay in the Black Neighborhoods?  When I visited Chicago a few years ago I asked the resident of the suburbs that I stayed with about the danger in the city and how they managed it.  I was told that the worst of it was confined to certain areas and as long as you avoided those areas you were generally safe.  Not anymore. [...] Closing thought:  The last republican Mayor in Chicago left office in 1931.

Magnificent Mile Riots, Looting Hit Democrat-Run Chicago.  "Hundreds of people swept through the Magnificent Mile and other parts of downtown Chicago early Monday, smashing windows, looting stores," reports the Chicago Tribune.  There was also gunfire and violence against police officers.  As of this writing, downtown Chicago is all but closed to those trying to get to work on a Monday morning.

Green Laser Eye Protection In The Wild.  We've all seen that Antifa/BLM has blinded the border patrol agents sent to protect federal property in Portland.  Andy Ngo has been directly attacked with a green laser, and he points out that the threat is expanding.  [Video clip] [...] This is remarkable video.  The communists have found an effective weapon short of using firearms.  So the question is necessarily posed, what can you do about this threat?  The answer isn't easy or clear short of deadly force (and this in fact may be the best option, but it may be difficult to effect that end for reasons we'll discuss below). [...]

Bezos discovers that $17 million doesn't buy much protection from the mobs.  Nobody has benefited more from the riots destroying retail stores in major cities than Amazon, which has seen the brick-and-mortar competition shrinking even faster than before.  And the company, founded by Jeff Bezos, has not been shy about donating $10 million to "organizations supporting justice and equity" and subsequently increasing the total to $17 million by matching employee donations.  If Bezos thought that such virtue-signaling would buy immunity for his Amazon empire from the mobs, he was mistaken.  Less than two hours ago, Andy Ngo posted video of a Seattle mob attacking an Amazon-owned Whole Foods retail outlet in Seattle, "us[ing] hammers to break windows one-by-one."

Widespread damage reported throughout Chicago after night of looting.  Chicago's top cop said about 100 people were arrested and 13 police officers were injured after a night of looting in downtown Chicago.  Widespread damage was reported throughout Chicago after looting and rioting began around midnight Monday [8/10/2020].  Witnesses reported hundreds of people smashing their way into stores throughout Michigan Avenue, areas in the South Loop and the near North Side.  Chicago Police Supt.  David Brown said the looting started as a result of misinformation following a police-involved shooting in Englewood.

Chicago rocked by widespread looting caught on video after police-involved shooting.  Videos circulating online show widespread looting and clashes with police across Chicago's Magnificent Mile shopping district early Monday [8/10/2020], sparked by an officer-involved shooting hours earlier that left a 20-year-old man wounded.  Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said as of Monday morning, responding units have arrested more than 100 people so far on charges ranging from disorderly conduct to battery against police.  He added that 13 officers were hurt in the unrest, including a sergeant struck in the face with a bottle and an officer who had his nose broken while scuffling with a group of looters.  "This was not an organized protest.  Rather, this was an incident of pure criminality," Brown told reporters.  "This was an act of violence against our police officers and against our city."

Chicago police return fire as looters hit Mag Mile, smashing windows and confronting officers.  Hundreds of people swept through the Magnificent Mile and other parts of downtown Chicago early Monday, smashing windows, looting stores, confronting police and at one point exchanging gunfire with officers, authorities said.  More than 100 people were arrested as of 9 a.m., according to Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown.  Thirteen officers were injured during the unrest, including a sergeant who was hit by a bottle.  A civilian and private security guard were shot and wounded.

Insurance payouts fall far short of what's needed to rebuild Twin Cities.  Though Gov. Tim Walz has estimated that total losses will exceed $500 million, insurance companies have informed the Minnesota Department of Commerce that they will be covering a maximum of $240 million in riot-related damage.  In the 5-mile stretch of Minneapolis that sustained the heaviest destruction, uninsured losses among local small-business owners are at least $200 million, according to the Lake Street Council.

Should Motorists Run Over Anarchists at Impromptu Roadblocks?  Anarchists' widespread use of roadblocks to attack motorists requires citizens, and especially potential jurors, to understand the full implications of these incidents.  This is especially true given the propensity of some district attorneys and prosecutors to, as I see it, virtue-signal by filing charges against the motorists rather than the potential carjackers and highway robbers.  A "hasty roadblock" as deployed frequently by anarchists can often be construed as prima facie evidence of violent intent, and, as motorists cannot read the anarchists' minds, they must act on the situation as they find it. [...] There are videos of anarchists using "hasty roadblocks" to stop vehicles, which, at least as I see it, puts their drivers in reasonable fear for their safety.  This does not entitle drivers to take the law into their own hands by running over anarchists who are not trying to prevent them from escaping, or even those who have desisted from whatever violent acts they were committing but a moment ago.

Antifa gets WRECKED in Colorado neighborhood: 'You guys came to the wrong city, boys and girls'.  While it's certainly easy picking on and beating up elderly people, one group of black-clad Antifa and Black Lives Matter extremists just learned the hard way that it ain't so easy picking on and beating up grown, die-hard American patriots.  During a pro-police rally Saturday in Fort Collins, Colorado, a contingent of left-wing extremists reportedly showed up and stepped into the neighborhood across from the Fort Collins Police Services building where the rally was being held.  In response, the rallygoers apparently rushed into the neighborhood and chased the extremists right out, but not without first treating them to some fist sandwiches.  [Video clip]

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More evidence that Americans are fighting back.  One of the points I've made to anyone who will listen is that the Antifa and Black Lives Matter insanity we're seeing is a purely leftist phenomenon.  This leftism is not just because of the obvious fact that the activists are leftists; it's also because the cities that host their often theatrical violence are leftist too.  The truth is that, over the last two months, most American cities and towns have been peaceful, and most Americans are hostile to this street theater.

How to Stop Children Intent on Destruction.  President Trump has labeled today's protesters "anarchists," and rightly so.  They stream through the streets, breaking windows, bashing cars, setting fires, blocking highways, occupying city blocks, beating up innocent bystanders, and disobeying and attacking the police.  This is not the behavior of peaceful protesters who are only out to express their opinions.  It is the work of anarchists bent on destruction.  The question is, what's behind this behavior?  Is the violence purposeful, perhaps an effort to defund police; influence this year's presidential election; or bring about a coup at the local, state, or even national level?  Or is it violence for the sake of violence?  It's impossible to get inside the minds of individual protesters, and most of those individuals are not very articulate — they can't get beyond chanting three words.  So one must infer a motive based on their actions.

Far-Left Extremists Burn Police Building In Portland, Violently Attack Police Officers.  Far-left rioters attacked law enforcement officials in Portland on Saturday night and set an arson fire inside of a police building that they breached.  The group of rioters, estimated by police to have numbered in the hundreds, marched to toward the Portland Police Association (PPA) Office and "illegally block[ed]" traffic along the way.  "People within the crowd committed crimes when they erected a fence, pushed dumpsters into the street to block traffic, set a dumpster on fire, vandalized the PPA office with spray paint, and destroyed security cameras," the Portland Police Department said in a statement.  "At 11:35 p.m., people within the crowd broke the window to the PPA Office, unlawfully entered, and started a fire, committing the crimes of criminal mischief, burglary, and attempted arson."

More Than 100 NYPD Officers Injured In Protests Since June 10.  Approximately 111 New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers have been injured in demonstrations across NYC's five boroughs since June 10, a law enforcement spokesperson told the Daily Caller News Foundation.  A total of 461 NYPD officers have been injured since the start of violent demonstrations on May 26 [...], NYPD spokesperson Sgt. Mary Frances O'Donnell told the DCNF in an email.  NYPD First Deputy Commissioner Ben Tucker told the city council on June 10 approximately 350 officers had sustained injuries since the start of the unrest, according to NBC 4.  Since his remarks, around 111 additional officers were hurt by demonstrators, according to O'Donnell.

Portland mayor unleashes police on violent demonstrations.  Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, who for weeks had blamed President Trump for fueling riots in his Oregon city, on Thursday acknowledged that the violence has continued even after the federal presence was curtailed, and told peaceful protesters to stay home.  Mr. Wheeler, who is also the city's police commissioner, said he's authorized officers to "do whatever is necessary" to gain control after another night of rioting against officers.  And he used a base political appeal to try to get the riots to stop, saying they're inadvertently helping Mr. Trump.

A protester tried to ID a cop on Twitter.  Now he faces a felony — along with four who retweeted him.  When Kevin Alfaro noticed a masked police officer befriending a counterprotester who had threatened him at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Nutley, N.J. on June 19, he whipped out his phone and took a picture.  Then he tweeted:  "If anyone knows who this b---- is throw his info under this tweet."  Now, Alfaro and four others who retweeted the post have been charged with cyber harassment, a 4th degree felony that carries up to 18 months of incarceration and a $10,000 fine.  A complaint sent July 20 to Georgana Sziszak, who retweeted the post, first reported by the Verge and reviewed by The Washington Post, claims that the tweet caused the officer to "fear that harm will come to himself, family and property."

CHOP shooting suspect fled Washington state, prosecutors say; warrant issued for his arrest.  An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for an 18-year-old man who King County prosecutors say fled the state immediately after he fatally shot a man in June in the six-block area then known as the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone.  Marcel Long, who remains at large, was charged Wednesday with premeditated first-degree murder in the death of Lorenzo Anderson, a 19-year-old Seattle man who was pronounced dead at Harborview Medical Center 33 minutes after police received the first 911 calls about the early-morning shooting on June 20, the charges say.  The murder charge also carries a firearms enhancement.  Long, who also goes by the name Marcel Green and is known as "Celly Cell" on social media, has a last known address in Renton, according to the charges.  His bail was set at $2 million and he is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 19.

Commercial Grade Fireworks, Concrete, Rocks, Eggs Launched at Officers During Mass Gathering at Kelly Building.  [Scroll down]  Because of the criminal behavior occurring in the group, public address announcements were made declaring the event an unlawful assembly.  The crowd was told to disperse to the east immediately.  Despite the public address announcements, the crowd continued to block traffic on East Burnside Street and several continued to trespass on the Kelly Building property.  At 10:05 p.m., certain members of the group began taking concrete pieces off of a retaining wall nearby the Kelly Building.  These people then smashed the concrete on the ground into smaller pieces which were thrown at officers.  Certain people in the crowd shined lasers at officers, which can cause permanent eye damage. [...] Around 12 a.m., a vehicle was stopped and an occupant was arrested for shining a laser at the PPB's air unit.  At 12:10 a.m., individuals in the crowd gathered outside of the Kelly Building began throwing or launching frozen or hardboiled eggs, rocks, and commercial grade fireworks at officers positioned in the parking lot.

Portland PD Runs Antifa Right Off The Streets of Portland — Literally.  The video out of Portland tonight is almost comical.  Rather than dutifully march down the street and "persuade through movement" the rioters to give ground and disperse, Portland PD tonight [8/7/2020] performed a full-on charge in order to get Antifa/BLM rioters running away from the scene.  [Video clips] [...] It is hard to make a definitive judgment just from the videos, but the level of kinetic force being applied by the Portland PD and Oregon State Police seems to be escalating bit by bit.  Whether that is deliberate is hard to know.  It could be a tactic intended to "persuade" some number of protesters to quit before they personally suffer an injury or arrest.  If could also be a reflection of law enforcement frustration at facing the same problems night after night.

Democrat Domestic Terrorism Can No Longer Be Ignored.  It's become so normal for Democrats to engage paramilitary "brown shirts" to intimidate voters and coerce government officials before any big election that nobody is surprised when American cities begin to explode right on schedule.  For months, "blue" cities from Seattle and Portland to Minneapolis and New York have been little war zones, where Antifa insurrectionists throw Molotov cocktails and bricks at police officers by night and an apologetic army of Walter Durantys write glowing accounts of their revolution in the Democratic Party press by day.  They block major highways and terrorize passing motorists and replace American law with their own, and Democrat prosecutors applaud their tactics, just as they did for the Ku Klux Klan a century before.  Every election season, Democrats bring us Beirut, and every time, their organized violence goes unpunished.

Utah protesters face charges with potential life sentence.  Some Black Lives Matter protesters in Salt Lake City could face up to life in prison if they're convicted of splashing red paint and smashing windows during a protest, a potential punishment that stands out among demonstrators arrested around the country and one that critics say doesn't fit the alleged crime.

'You're not helping my Black friends': Neighbors confront destructive protesters, get splattered with paint.  On the second night in a row of vandalism and protests outside the Portland Police Bureau's East Precinct, two neighbors — both in their 70s — stood up against protesters responsible for the destruction.  "Wednesday night they broke windows, it was a real mess," said 73-year-old Penny.  By Thursday, Penny had had enough.  As protesters lit a fire outside East Precinct, Penny grabbed her fire extinguisher, her homemade Black Lives Matter sign, and with the help of her walker, made her way to the precinct to put out the flames.

The Perils of Pretending a War is Something Else.  [Scroll down]  Here's an equally scary current charade:  the straight-faced claim by Democrat leaders and their media enablers that there are only "peaceful protests" in the streets of our 400 torched cities — no riots, looting and arsons, no rioters, looters and arsonists associated with Black Lives Matter and Antifa communists.  Instead, the denial that the mayhem which has injured thousands and cost more than a dozen lives are only possible because of the support of lawless Democrat mayors and city councils who are preoccupied with disarming the police. [...] The fact that there have been no serious attempts by "peaceful protesters" to denounce the violence and the organizations that perpetrated it — speaks volumes to the effect that they consider themselves allies of the rioters and share their agendas.  Defunding the police, leaving the most vulnerable in society without protection against criminals is the goal of rioters, arsonists, looters, and so-called "peaceful protesters."  The charade protects the criminals and their crimes.

Trucking Company Owner:  Cities That Defund Police Are in for a Big Surprise.  Cities that decide to cut their police funding could be cutting their own supply lines, too.  That was the message a trucking executive carried to "Fox & Friends First" on Wednesday [8/5/2020], and it's something urban politicians — in the thrall of Black Lives Matter rioters and antifa anarchists — should be seriously considering unless they think citizens can start growing their own food.  Because if it's not safe for truckers to carry goods — they just might not do it.  And trucking companies won't be willing to risk the business.

Portland Descends Into Rioting Again, ANTIFA Attacks Police Station, Try To Set It On Fire.  Portland police declared a protest outside its East Precinct on Southeast 106th Avenue a riot late Wednesday night [8/5/2020] and said an explosive device may have been left outside the building.  The area around the unknown device was cleared and was later determined to not be an explosive.

BLM Thug In Austin Threatens Restaurant Patrons Laughing At Him And His Stupid Bullhorn.  Looks like someone needs a father figure but isn't getting one in this Austin restaurant.  BLM protesters made total fools of themselves as they fought amongst themselves turning their ire on each other at times this weekend.

Mazie Hirono, Pro-Antifa Democrats Walk Out of Hearing, Refusing to Utter a Single Word Against Their Violent, Racist Paramilitary Thugs, Antifa.  Kyle Shideler, an analyst for the Center for Security Policy and an expert in terrorism including the doctrines and tactics of Antifa, testified before Ted Cruz's panel of antifa violence yesterday [8/4/2020].  He says he was expecting the Democrats to demur about their paramilitary allies' violence — but he was shocked to find Democrats outright supporting antifa.

Always Victims, Never Bullies.  The Portland mayor cited Donald Trump sending in federal troops as the culprit for violence in Portland.  We are supposed to believe that before federal law enforcement arrived in Portland, "peaceful protesters" were holding hands, singing "Give Peace a Chance."  We are not to ask what led to Trump sending in federal troops or make any mention of rampant violence and burning buildings prior to Trump's actions.  When protesters tried to blockade a public road, a female driver attempted to maneuver past the crowd.  Aghast at the audacity of anyone unwilling to comply with their decision to ban any public street, at any time, the "peaceful protesters" miraculously transformed into a violent mob.  While jumping on the car, kicking, and hitting the vehicle, some rioters urged to get the "license plate and face" of the driver as they recorded the incident.  Why do they tell others to get a view of the license plate number and driver's face on camera?  To report her to the police.  Ironically, the violent rioters fighting for the abolition of law enforcement are incredibly eager to report any resistance to the authorities.

Journalist describes riot damage in cities across US: 'Beyond anything ... since at least the 1960s'.  Mainstream media outlets have failed the public by declining to spotlight the devastation left behind by rioters in cities across America, independent journalist Michael Tracey said Tuesday on "Tucker Carlson Tonight."  In a self-published article titled "Two months since the riots and still no 'National Conversation,'" Tracey traveled to cities affected by violent protests and documented his findings using photographs and conversations with store owners and residents.

No Doubt About It:  Democrats Are Part Of The Riot ProblemQui tacet consentire videtur is the Latin phrase that means he who remains silent appears to consent.  The Democrats' silence when asked to condemn Antifa violence is coming through louder than a deranged Joe Biden outburst on the campaign trail.  New York Democrat Jerry Nadler didn't hit the mute button when he absurdly claimed Antifa was "imaginary," then later said its role in the Portland riots was a "myth that's being spread only in Washington D.C."  But the congressman set the tone for his party.  During Tuesday's [8/4/2020] Senate hearing — titled The Right of the People Peaceably to Assemble:  Protecting Speech by Stopping Anarchist Violence — Democrats had a wide open opportunity to state their position.  Instead, they went quiet.  "It is unbelievable the Democrats will not come out and say violence is wrong, breaking the law is wrong," Tennessee Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn told Fox News.

Protester busted for allegedly trying to cut NYPD van's brake line.  A cop-hating protester was busted by the FBI on Wednesday [8/5/2020] for attempting to cut the brake line on an NYPD van, officials said.  Jeremy Trapp was also charged for allegedly telling a paid informant — who was embedded at a demonstration — that he wanted to blow up the Verrazzano Bridge, according to federal prosecutors.  "Had the NYPD not been watching him the consequences here could have been tragic," Assistant US Attorney Francisco Navarro said at Trapp's arraignment Wednesday on charges he tampered with a police vehicle.

BLM Rioter Gets Nailed After Allegedly Setting Fire to Courthouse on Camera.  It's probably not the best idea in the world if you're going to try to set fire to a courthouse that you do it on camera.  What's even worse is if you were posing for a picture with the very sign that you allegedly later use during the arson to set the fire so they could identify you from the protest.  [Video clip]

Terrorism Expert:  Antifa Developed From Communist Terrorist Movements Like Weather Underground.  A counterterrorism expert testified at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Tuesday [8/4/2020] that antifa developed from communist domestic terrorist groups like the Weather Underground and has the goal of overthrowing the United States Constitution.  In his testimony before the Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, Kyle Shideler, Director and Senior Analyst for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism for the Center for Security Policy, said that antifa is an anarcho-communist movement that uses physical violence and intimidation to keep American citizens from engaging in the political process.  "While they do this under the cover of antifascism, the reality is that antifa defines the entire American political system, regardless of party affiliation, as fascism," Shideler explained during the hearing [...]

Crazy Mask Karen Goes Berserk in Walmart, Screams at and Punches Teen Boy For Not Wearing Face Mask.  A crazy mask Karen went berserk in a Post Falls, Idaho Walmart over the weekend when she spotted customers without their faces covered.  The enraged, overweight woman began screaming at a group of teenagers:  "You guys are abusing your freedom!  Stop it!" the woman screamed as she punched the teen boy who was recording her with his cell phone.

Shots fired at latest Portland riot.  Shots were fired early Wednesday morning [8/5/2020] as violent protests continued to rock Portland, Oregon, with demonstrators breaking into the Portland Police Association's offices and setting it on fire.  Police declared the event a riot and said they had to use "crowd control munition" to restore order — though they said no tear gas was used.  While they were dispersing that crowd, they said shots were fired nearby in what appeared to be two separate exchanges.  One vehicle was struck, but officers said they didn't find anyone hit, and no witnesses would speak to officers about what happened.

Documentary:  Love Trumps Hate.  In August 2019, Millie Weaver (AKA Millennial Millie) went to a Trump rally in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She carried with her a microphone emblazoned with Alex Jones's InfoWars logo.  Whatever one feels about InfoWars is irrelevant.  What is relevant, instead, is a 50-second-long clip of the video revealing that it is Trump's supporters, not the left, who truly embrace the idea that "love trumps hate."  Millie's goal last year was to get some of the anti-Trump protesters to walk over to the Trump-supporters and see if they were as bad as the protesters claimed they were.  Eventually, Marco, a black American, took her up on the challenge.  After he spent time with the Trump-supporters, Millie asked Marco to escort her back to the anti-Trump protesters so he could compare his experience with Trump-supporters to Millie's experience with the protesters.  The resulting video lasts 44 minutes and, if you have the time, is worth watching.  The difference between the welcome Trump's supporters offer Marco and the spittle-flecked, obscene, threatening invective that the protesters hurl at Millie is shocking.  [Video clip]

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Just watch the first five minutes of the video clip, and you'll get the idea, very clearly.  You can spare five minutes, if you can withstand all the profanity from the hateful leftists.

What or Who Decides This Election?  [#4] The riots.  We at nearing peak Jacobinism, the point where the public is growing tired of Antifa/BLM and skeptical about the surreal Democratic denial in which the endless violence, vandalism, looting, killings, injuries, and statue-toppling are described as "intensified peaceful protests," or the work of only a "small number of lawbreakers."  The continuance of anarchy and chaos is being politically leveraged to create a general sense of civil unrest purportedly caused by Trump's controversial nature.  The Democratic strategy is to have protests that are violent enough to frighten the public, but not quite violent enough to destroy daily life, so swing voters will go into a collective fetal position, hands over ears, and shout that if they just vote out Trump, "it will all go away."  But if Antifa/BLM intensify or just continue the violence — Bible-burning is the latest addition to their repertoire — more police are killed or injured, and the Democrats keep denying the obvious, it could be a disaster for the Left.

Seven Major October Surprises Awaiting Democrats.  [#4] The riots.  Yes, Virginia, there really are riots, they really do hurt people, they really do burn and destroy property, and they really are evil people, not "moms" and "vets."  (One video of the "vets" showed them unable to even perform a simple about-face.  Yeah.  "Vets.")  Despite a quarantine on all violent riot activity footage by Hoax News, it still seeps out.  Barr's agents have arrested and charged hundreds.  Probably to be effective, he'll have to add some zeros to those numbers.  Still, this is a winning issue for Trump.  All it will take is a September murder of a cop or an innocent bystander by the fascist so-called Antifa or the Black Lives Murder thugs and public sentiment will swing rapidly.

BLM protesters say costly gear to protect them from cops prices them out of civil rights.  Five Black Lives Matter demonstrators in Seattle claim they're being priced out of their right to protest.  In a lawsuit filed Monday [8/3/2020] in federal court, they say that clashes with the Seattle Police Department have made it impossible for them to exercise their right to protest without expensive personal protective gear.  "Because protesters now must purchase expensive equipment to be assured that they will be able to protest safely, the indiscriminate use of weapons by SPD implicates equal protection," the lawsuit says.  The plaintiffs — Jessica Benton, Shelby Bryant, Anne Marie Cavanaugh, Alyssa Garrison and Clare Thomas — say helmets, gas masks, goggles, gloves, boots, umbrellas and other gear are needed against pepper spray and nonlethal projectiles used for crowd dispersal.

Chicago Dunkin' Donuts worker is fired and arrested after Illinois State Trooper finds 'large, thick piece of mucus' floating in his coffee.  A Chicago Dunkin Donuts employee was arrested and faces charges for allegedly spitting into an Illinois state trooper's coffee.  Illinois State Police said Vincent J. Sessler, 25, of Chicago, was arrested and charged Friday [7/31/2020] with disorderly conduct, reckless conduct, and battery to a peace officer following the incident which occurred the previous night.

Seattle Police Chief Slams City Council After Activists Target Her Home: 'You Must Forcefully Call For The End Of These Tactics'.  Seattle's Chief of Police called on Seattle's City Council to stand up against "mob rule" after "aggressive" activists reportedly targeted her home over the weekend, which scared her neighbors.  "I wanted to update you on recent events, particularly those that occurred late last night," Best wrote in a letter addressed to City Council President Lorena González and Public Safety Chair Lisa Herbold. [...]

Nadler Calls Riots 'Myth' — Then Blames Them on Trump and Barr.  [Scroll down]  Though Mr. Nadler attended law school, it is not clear if he was ever a terribly successful lawyer.  Somewhere along the line, however, he got struck with just enough common sense to realize that the rioting in the streets that he and fellow Democrats refuse to condemn and Mr. Nadler is on record calling "a myth" does not look very good heading into an election.  So, Mr. Nadler sought to blame the riots on Mr. Barr and, by extension, on Mr. Trump.  Yes, Mr. Nadler — AKA the exploded airbag — blames the riots on the only people who are lifting a finger to curb the riots and enforce, you know, the laws.  You know, the ones arresting rioters for assaulting innocent people, firebombing public buildings, torching police cars, and using lasers to blind officers.

More than 150 rounds are fired during a shooting outside a Portland apartment, as city suffers its deadliest month for 30 years.  More than 150 rounds were fired during a shooting in a Portland neighborhood on Friday, ending the city's deadliest month since the 1980s.  The Portland Police Bureau said Saturday that the shooting occurred around 11.08pm outside an apartment building near the 600 block of NE 87th Avenue.  A woman was struck in the arm by one of the rounds, police said.  Responding officers applied a tourniquet and she was transported to the hospital by ambulance with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

John Oliver Lies About Portland Violence, Reporters Run to His Defense.  The far-left talker insists 60-plus days of riots in the city are, all together now, "mostly peaceful."  Eh, it's just some graffiti and "light property damage," the highly paid NBC talent told his viewers earlier in the week.  The latter evokes a tipped-over lamp, a shattered end table or framed art that fell to the ground and splintered.  Want the truth?  Here it is:  [Video clip]

Overnight Riot Report:  Texas Police Don't Even Wait for the Sun to Go Down.  Word on the net tonight was that the action was going to be — supposedly — in Austin, Texas as Antifa/BLM was holding a memorial for Garrett Foster, the moron who pointed the business end of an AK-47 at active duty Army Sargeant Daniel Perry, who is well trained to not wait for the other guy to shoot first once engaged.  The not-so-well-trained former Air Force mechanic Foster ended up on the losing end of a shootout due to his failure to get off a shot.  Perry was driving for a rideshare company during his off duty hours on Saturday night last weekend when he turned down a street in downtown Austin, only to encounter protesters blocking his path.  Foster was among the group of protesters who moved to surround Perry's car.  Foster was openly carrying an assault rifle over his shoulder, legal in the State of Texas.  Foster approached the driver's side of the car and — using the assault rifle barrel — motioned for Perry to roll down his window. [Numerous video clips]

Minneapolis Police Advise:  Give Up Your Property To Criminals And Obey Them.  Minneapolis City Government's 'robbery prevention tips' include giving up your wallet and obeying criminals.  Police are encouraging residents to surrender to criminals as part of their "robbery prevention tips" willingly turn over your valuables, and no matter what, don't resist.

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How is that a robbery prevention tip?

Minneapolis police tell residents to obey criminals and 'be prepared' to be robbed.  Officials are now telling residents to be ready and willing to comply with the demands of criminals in an email sent to Third Precinct residents.  "Be prepared to give up your cell phone and purse/wallet," the police said in their email, a copy of which was obtained by Alpha News.  The email said citizens should listen to criminals and "do as they say."  The message warned that "some victims have been maced, dragged, assaulted, and some threatened with a gun."

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Minneapolis will probably end up under the control of Sharia police, who will be immune to criticism.

Trump-supporting grandmother outs 18-year-old as suspect who threw explosive at Portland courthouse.  A teenager in Portland charged with arson over the bombing of a federal courthouse was arrested after his grandmother tipped off police.  Gabriel Agard-Berryhill, 18, appeared in court in the Oregon city on Friday, and faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.  He was arrested after his Trump-supporting grandmother Karla Fox saw footage of Tuesday night's attack, and tweeted that her grandson was behind it.  She had bought him the vest he was wearing during the attack.

As They Turn To Burning Bibles, Portland Rioters Show Their True Colors.  While rioters previously attacked federal buildings, businesses, and even officers, this weekend, they found a new target:  Bibles.  A video posted to Twitter on Saturday shows rioters holding Black Lives Matter signs tossing Bibles into a fire.  Bystanders stood and watched as the flames licked away at the pages of the books.  "Left-wing activists bring a stack of Bibles to burn in front of the federal courthouse in Portland," wrote the Twitter user, Ian Cheong, who posted the video.

If you still aren't sure what the riots are about, here's video of rioters burning bibles.  Videos are still pouring out of Portland and Seattle where the riots continue with no major effort by the mayors or the governor to stop them.  There has been a slight increase in the ability of cops to do their job, after President Trump set a timetable for the National Guard to come in and take care of business, but it isn't even close to enough.  And what are the riots about?  Why are they doing it?  There are a lot of answers, but sometimes you just need to let them tell you what they're about by their own actions.  So watch this video of them burning a stack of Bibles.  [Video clip]

Portland Rioters Burn Bibles.  While they didn't really attack the police, they did attack religion.  [Video clip]

Man Gets 20 Years in Prison for Threatening Donald Trump, Prosecutor.  A Pennsylvania man convicted of threatening President Donald Trump and a district attorney was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday [7/30/2020].  "Authorities charged 28-year-old Shawn Christy of McAdoo with threatening to 'put a bullet' in Trump and then-Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli and threatening 'lethal force' against police," according to the Associated Press (AP).

Let Portland and Seattle burn.  [Scroll down]  In a clinical case of psycho-denial, the lefty Seattle mayor declared it a "Summer of Love."  Until they came for her, anyway.  The rioters went to her house after a city council member even more radical than the mayor apparently gave them her address.  They were armed with the usual collection of bricks, bats, guns, bottles and bombs.  From the street outside her house, they called her vile names and threatened her.  Did she really think the mob would settle for one police station?  Why would they, when even the mayor offers to surrender?  That's the one hand — the Dems denying the existence of the violence that we can see for ourselves on our television screens.  Who you going to believe, the Dems or your lying eyes?  On the other hand, even as the Dem politicians deny the existence of any violence, they contend that this violence which they deny exists is the fault of the police which they plan to abolish.  And, of course, the fault of Trump.

The Leftist/Violence Nexus.  Human dignity begins with the rule of law and is followed by behaving as if it applies to everyone.  But Philadelphia district attorney Larry Krasner don't seem to see it that way.  At about 6:30 p.m. on May 30, I bore witness to heinous violent acts at Chestnut Street between 16th and 19th where people were bullied, threatened, and harassed with veritable impunity by roving bands of rioters.  I witnessed no law enforcement presence.  I surmised they had been besieged by rioters setting police cruisers aflame to the north and east some time before.  Scenes such as these should frighten every American.  Both mayor Jim Kenny and Krasner are charged with the protection of all who live and work in Philadelphia.  By their intransigence, they failed abjectly and deliberately.  What little law enforcement there seems to have been in effect at the time missed the point while the ravening behavior of the mob missed the form.  Most alarmingly, the police did not immediately arrest those committing criminal acts, very probably at Krasner's behest and on political pretext.  Krasner, therefore, contrived the chaos that day to unfold exactly as it did.

The Violence Is the Point.  Let me give you a few scenes from the past few weeks — vignettes of a nation seemingly falling apart.  Protesters go online to boast about surrounding the car of a "white woman" and to complain that police came to her rescue and wouldn't allow them to imprison her in her vehicle.  Same with the protesters who blocked a couple in their car in order to shut down a bridge.  All of this was originally posted by the protesters themselves on social media, not as a shameful admission of their bullying and intimidation of random passersby, but as chest thumping.  This is the use of force as virtue-signaling:  "Look at me, I'm a good person who really cares about important issues, and you can tell that because I terrorized an elderly couple in their car." [...] The main thing to note about the resurgent violence is that there is no plan or program to it. [...] The current wave of demonstrations does not appear to be not tied to any particular reform agenda and it has no recognizable endgame.

This Is ANTIFA, This Is Portland, This Is Terrorism.  This shocking video took place on the evening of July 24th.  It is in chronological order and shows the level of violence happened at the Portland courthouse by ANTIFA.  The violence in Portland has now passed the 60 day mark with no signs of ebbing.  [Video clip]

The Video The MSM Will Never Show You:  The Massive Violence BLM and ANTIFA Have Brought The Past 2 Months!  This is the first compilation of just some of the violence we've documented the past 60 days since the death of George Floyd.  This 50 plus minute video doesn't even have the monument toppling and the newer violence footage from Portland and CHOP.  This video would be hours long if we included it.  [Video clip]

Democrat Who Volunteered To Work At Arizona Headquarters Ends Up Torching The Place.  A man who volunteered for the Arizona Democratic Party has been arrested for his involvement in setting the party headquarters on fire on July 24, police say.  Matthew Egler, 29, has been accused of arson, and sources say he had worked for the party from 2016 to 2017, but had been banned for unspecified reasons.  [Video clip]

NYPD Are Now Sending Unmarked Vans To Snatch Up 'Mostly Not Peaceful' Protesters.  A video showing a protester being taken into an unmarked NYPD Warrants Squad van went viral on social media on Tuesday [7/28/2020].  The protester is seen being taken into an unmarked van by plainclothes Warrant Squad officers in Kips Bay while other uniformed officers keep other protesters away.  Police confirmed that NYPD officers are seen making an arrest in the video.  [Video clip]

Four Months of Unprecedented Government Malfeasance.  Over the last four months, Americans have lived through what is arguably the most consequential period of government malfeasance in U.S. history.  Public officials' overreaction to the novel coronavirus put American cities into a coma; those same officials' passivity in the face of widespread rioting threatens to deliver the coup de grâce.  Together, these back-to-back governmental failures will transform the American polity and cripple urban life for decades.  Before store windows started shattering in the name of racial justice, urban existence was already on life support, thanks to the coronavirus lockdowns.

Leftist rioters, like their Marxist muses, are literal revolutionaries.  [Scroll down]  The rioters, by their own admission, are implacable.  They have no demands that can be met, short of overthrowing our entire societal framework and constitutional system.  They're not rioting over slavery, which was ended years ago.  They're not demanding equal opportunity under the law or the advancement of civil rights laws, which were enacted decades ago.  They don't seek dialogue.  How can you reason with young white leftists who abuse and assault cops, and call African American cops racist?  How do you reason with spoiled, self-indulgent and sanctimonious malcontents?  Think about it:  While rioting over alleged white privilege and white racism against blacks, they lecture, malign and bully blacks.  It is tragically surreal.

How It's Done:  Colorado Reporter Puts on a Clinic in How to Accurately Report on Violent Rioters.  As we've previously documented, the gaslighting from the MSM on the violent left-wing riots that have taken place in Democrat-run parts of the country over the last two months has been absolutely out of control.  There is literally not a day that goes by where there is not some glaring instance of a media outlet like the New York Times or Reuters painting protests as "mostly peaceful" or otherwise "dying down" until federal law enforcement officers have the nerve to step in to stop the anarchy.  Violent agitators in these reports are almost always referred to as "protesters."  Along with that, excuses are often made for their violent actions, as though just the mere presence of state and/or federal law enforcement officers on the scene to protect innocent citizens and federal property is excuse enough for the agitators to try and blind them with laser beams and hurt them with the nail-studded projectiles they hurl.  One Colorado reporter, however, went against the MSM "peaceful protester" grain in a recent report he filed on the Aurora, CO protests and riots that happened over the weekend.

Hell's Angels member believed to be 'Umbrella Man' spotted inciting violence during George Floyd protests.  A man who was spotted inciting violence during the George Floyd protests, known as "Umbrella Man" due to the umbrella he was carrying, is believed to be a member of the Hell's Angels and an associate of the Aryan Cowboys biker gang, according to an affidavit.  A search warrant application filed Monday [7/27/2020] in Hennepin County District Court states, on the afternoon of May 27, a man seen wearing all black and carrying an umbrella was spotted walking along the front of a Minneapolis AutoZone and smashing out the windows with a sledgehammer.  The AutoZone was kitty-corner from the Minneapolis Third Police Precinct.

Democrat Sanctioned Terrorism:  Antifa-BLM Protesters are Packing Their Fireworks Bombs with Nails.  Antifa-Black Lives Matter protesters attacked the Atlanta Field Office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with nails embedded in fireworks bombs.  The left claims these people are peaceful protesters.  The Democrat-sanctioned protesters ransacked the Atlanta ICE office last weekend.  Notice the Marxist flag they displayed.

The Awesome Power Of 4Chan.  Peak Oregon.  ["]Apparently the guy who threw an explosive at the federal courthouse in Portland has been identified in a review of the vest his grandma bought for him to riot in.  You couldn't make this up.["]

ACLU sues Portland Police:  Stop filming, broadcasting riots.  The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Portland Police Bureau to stop them from documenting the nightly riots that have besieged the city for more than 60 days.  The lawsuit, which was filed on late Wednesday [7/29/2020], contends that the police union's practice of filming and broadcasting the riots — which are filmed and broadcasted by numerous journalists, independent documentaries, and livestreamers — violates an Oregon state law that bans police from collecting or even maintaining information about the political, religious or social views, associations or activities of people who are "not suspected of criminal activity."

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Rioters are not only suspected of criminal activity, they are engaged in criminal activity.  The moment you commit a crime, you are guilty.  Moreover, anyone on a public street is likely to be photographed by all kinds of people at any moment, especially when engaged in violent sedition.

ACLU Sues Portland Police to Block Them [from] Videotaping Protesters.  On Wednesday [7/29/2020], the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon sued the Portland Police Bureau, trying to block them from livestreaming protests.  The ACLU claimed in their lawsuit, "By livestreaming videos of protesters, PPB collects or maintains information about their political or social views, associations and activities."  "Plaintiffs have no adequate remedy at law for PPB's violations, which pose a serious and imminent threat of irreparable harm to them and other protesters alike," the lawsuit continues.  "Specifically, PPB cannot 'undo' a video through which its officers identify or otherwise collect information about a protester.  Nor can it force a third party to 'un-learn" information about a protester that the third party obtains by watching PPB's live stream.  Moreover, any damages associated with such conduct by PPB would be, by their very nature, extremely difficult or impossible to quantify."

6 Big Takeaways From the Attorney General's Capitol Hill Testimony.  [Scroll down]  During his opening remarks, [Rep. Jim] Jordan presented a video showing TV reporters proclaiming the peacefulness of the summer's protests before cutting to a press conference with the family of David Dorn, 77, a retired St. Louis police captain who was shot and killed by rioters.  [Video clip]  The video then went to mass riots in which participants set fires, looted stores, broke windows, and tore down fences.  Jordan played the video days after Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., declared on camera that Antifa, an extremist group believed to be behind much of the violence, was a "myth."  Later in the hearing, Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., showed his own video of what he called peaceful protests that followed the police killing of a handcuffed black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Democrats Surrender in Portland.  The Democrats' surrender in Portland, coming so precipitously after the appearance by Attorney General Barr before the Judiciary Committee in the House, looks like a favorable development, insofar as it goes.  It may be too soon for victory to be declared by America's government and other allies of moderation, law, and order.  We'd like to think, though, that the capitulation in Portland suggests that principle can prevail.  The deal was struck Wednesday, the day after Mr. Barr laid down the law before the House Judiciary Committee:  "Since when is it okay to try and burn down a federal court," Mr. Barr now famously said.  Five days earlier, a United States district judge had tossed out a lawsuit filed by the Oregon's state attorney general seeking an order to curb the actions of federal officers.  The judge said Oregon lacked standing.

Riots for thee, but not for me.  Mayor Jenny Durkan of Seattle experienced her own 'come to NIMBY' moment in June.  After shrugging off weeks of vandalism, riots, the terrorizing of local businesses at the CHOP (Capitol Hill Occupied Protest) encampment, and even two murders, as a 'Summer of Love', Durkan was confronted with bullhorns on her doorstep.  Led by the militant city council member Kshama Sawant, rioters marched to the mayor's home.  Incensed, Mayor Jenny demanded an investigation into Sawant for daring to disturb her domestic sanctum, far from the colorful and homicidal 'street carnival' on Capitol Hill.  Durkan took immediate action to break up the CHOP menace. [...] As Fidel Castro once said, you have to break a few eggs to make an omelet.  The key is to make sure it's not your egg that gets cracked.

Do Burning Cities Mark Start Of Democrats' 'Civil War 2.0'?  It's become obvious to one and all:  The left media and so-called progressive Democrats would rather see urban bonfires than lose to Donald Trump in November.  Asked recently about 59 straight days of protests and violence in Portland, New York Rep. Jerry Nadler called reports of Antifa rioting there a "myth."  Not to be outdone, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi likened the federal police sent to quell the disturbances to "Nazis." This is today what passes for leadership in the Democratic Party, which since losing in 2016, has undergone an extreme makeover to become the most radical "mainstream" party in the U.S. in modern times.  To find its equivalent, you'd have to go back to ... let's see, 1860 and 1861, when the very same Democratic Party convinced 11 states to secede from the union, thus setting off the Civil War.

The Seditious Among Us.  By refusing to condemn and, instead, implicitly encouraging the ongoing riots and violence, as well as meekly acquiescing to the demands of the left-wing extremist, the Democrat party establishment, which includes the mainstream media, has exposed their spinelessness for the world to see and signed on to government by mob rule.  The Marxist ideologues in the nation's professoriate, Antifa, Black Lives Matter, the media and the extreme left-wing of the Democrat party have unabashedly declared their primary objective is to overthrow the government and radically transform the nation.  Yet, there is no condemnation or repudiation of these goals from Biden, the Democrat party hierarchy or the mainstream media.  By their silence they have wordlessly endorsed sedition. [...] There is but one word to describe this cabal:  traitors.  Not because they wish to see Trump defeated or choose to not vote for him in November but that they are willingly and openly in league with those implacably bent on overthrowing the government and radically transforming the United States.

The Purpose of Government.  The term "domestic Tranquility" refers to peace and order; the ability of citizens to be secure from harm, and for property to be safe from destruction.  Tranquility centers on local governments establishing and enforcing laws that create good order and discipline in the community.  This goes to the very heart of government which is to provide security and stability.  Who would open a restaurant or a trade if security cannot be guaranteed?  Or open a business if officials did nothing to lawbreakers?  Answer — nobody.  Right now, across the nation, Democrat mayors and governors are failing to provide domestic tranquility.  Portland, Oregon has experienced 60 consecutive days of rioting in which large areas of downtown are occupied by anarchists who loot businesses and burn cars; people who interfere are beaten.  Yet Portland's Mayor Ted Wheeler does nothing.  Actually, Wheeler supports the rioters in that he told the police to "stand down."  Wheeler even showed up to riot with them and was tear-gassed.  The same thing is happening in Seattle, Chicago, and New York.

Outrage after NYPD hustles protester into unmarked van.  The New York Police Department's use of plainclothes officers and an unmarked minivan to haul away a vandalism suspect during a protest Tuesday created confusion and drew outrage from people who compared it to covert tactics used recently by federal agents in Portland, Oregon.  Bystander video of 18-year-old Nikki Stone's arrest spread quickly on social media, along with comments such as "nypd is out here KIDNAPPING protesters off of the street."

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Apparently Suzie Snowflake has never seen anyone get arrested before, since she can't differentiate an arrest from a kidnapping.

Federal agents to begin leaving Portland's downtown:  DHS, Oregon governor.  The federal agents who have clashed with protesters in Portland will begin a "phased withdrawal" from the city's downtown area starting Thursday, Oregon's Democratic Gov. Kate Brown announced.  Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf said in a statement that he and Brown have been in contact over the past 24 hours and reached a joint plan to end "the violent activity in Portland directed at federal properties and law enforcement officers."  "That plan includes the robust presence of Oregon State Police in downtown Portland," Wolf said.  "State and local law enforcement will begin securing properties and streets, especially those surrounding federal properties, that have been under nightly attack for the past two months.  Oregon State Police will coordinate with Federal Protective Service (FPS) officers to ensure all federal facilities remained protected and secure."

Antifa Terrorist Who Threw Bomb at Federal Agents in Portland is Identified — By His Grandmother!  As reported earlier this morning by Cassandra Fairbanks — An Antifa militant in Portland threw what appears to be an improvised explosive device at the federal courthouse in Portland on Monday evening [7/27/2020].  Rioters have been attacking the building for over 60 days. [...] The bomber has been identified — Thanks to his grandma!  Thanks to the internet sleuths at 4Chan.  Here is video of the terrorist throwing the bomb at federal agents!  [Video clip]

Democrat Liars Are Barely Even Trying to Fool Us Anymore.  [Scroll down]  There simply are not that many people rioting.  They only manage to round up a few hundred cretins a night in Portland, but if you dive below the surface you see that this fight is an idiot magnet for losers across the country.  This is a nation of 330 million people, and maybe 2,000 are involved in the violence the mainstream media shows every night (albeit in a sanitized and curated form designed to convey the official narrative).  That's nothing.

School social worker placed on administrative leave, accused of attacking state senator.  One of the women accused of attacking state Sen. Tim Carpenter has been put on administrative leave by the Mount Horeb Area School District.  Samantha Hamer, 26, is employed as a social worker for Mount Horeb schools, according to the district's website.

Oregon is in talks with the White House to pull federal troops OUT of Portland.  The Trump administration has initiated talks with the Oregon governor's office about withdrawing federal agents deployed to quell protests as Portland officials reveal the city is fining the government $500 every 15 minutes for erecting an unauthorized fence around its courthouse.  The White House said it would agree to draw down the presence of troops if the state stepped up its own enforcement, an anonymous senior White House official told AP Tuesday [7/28/2020].  The talks are with the office of Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and are in the early stages and there is still no agreement.

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What leverage does the City of Portland have over the federal government, so that they have any hope of collecting arbitrary fines?

Wolf vows federal agents won't leave Portland until courthouse at center of rioting is 'safe and secure'.  Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told "Bill Hemmer Reports" Wednesday [7/29/2020] that federal agents will not leave the city of Portland, Ore. until a federal courthouse that has been repeatedly attacked by rioters is "safe and secure."  "We will continue to keep law enforcement officers in the area to make sure that that courthouse is secure at the end of the day," Wolf told host Bill Hemmer.  Earlier Wednesday, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced that federal agents would begin a "phased withdrawal" from Portland Thursday.  Wolf said that he and the governor had agreed on a plan to end "the violent activity in Portland directed at federal properties and law enforcement officers" that called for "the robust presence of Oregon State Police in downtown Portland."

Portland's Wall of Moms crumbles amid online allegations by former partner, Don't Shoot PDX.  Portland Wall of Moms, a group formed in recent weeks and quickly recognized as a staple of nightly downtown protests, was accused publicly Wednesday [7/29/2020] of "anti-Blackness" by leaders of an existing, Black-led community group.  Wall of Moms, whose members said they aimed to support and protect other Black Lives Matter protesters near the fence in front of the federal courthouse, announced Friday that its white leadership had rescinded their positions to allow women of color to be in charge.  New leaders announced Friday include Teressa Raiford, executive director of Don't Shoot Portland, Demetria Hester and Danialle James.  But less than a week later, Don't Shoot Portland took to Instagram to urge people against supporting the Wall of Moms, saying that it was no longer working with the moms group.

Portland business owner on impact of riots, coronavirus: 'It's terrifying'.  Two months of daily and nightly protests and rioting have devastated the city of Portland, Ore., leaving many residents and businesses in a state of fear and uncertainty.  On Tuesday night's edition of "Fox News @ Night," host Shannon Bream talked with Stacey Gibson, owner of five fast-food restaurants in the Portland area, including one in the troubled downtown section.  "It's terrifying," Gibson said about trying to keep her businesses alive — and her employees in their jobs — amid the twin disasters of the coronavirus and the rioting, which Bream described as a "one-two punch."

Are You Sure 'Vote for Joe Biden or We'll Kill You' Is the Best Campaign Pitch?  Supporters of a candidate with confidence in the politician's ability to win based on making the better argument don't usually use the heckler's-veto-on-steroids to coerce people to their point of view.  Yet that is precisely what Ronald Brownstein did in an article in The Atlantic.  The underlying tone of the article is:  "Vote for Joe Biden or the national temper tantrum will only get worse."  He accuses the president of positioning blue cities as a threat in order to rally voters to his law-and-order agenda.  A brief scroll of Twitter will show you that riots in cities like Seattle and Portland are absolutely a threat to safety and security.  No one needs President Trump to point it out.

Rep. Jordan Opens AG Barr Hearing with Brutal Video Highlighting Antifa Violence, Looting and Rioting.  During a House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General William Barr Tuesday morning, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, went over the heads of the corporate media to show a brutal video highlighting the violence and mayhem of the Black Lives Matter and antifa mobs.  Rep. Jordan opened his remarks by skillfully running through all of the evidence that proves the Obama administration spied on the opposition party and President Trump during and after the 2016 election.  Jordan then played the nearly eight minute video, which starts out with a montage of media and Democrat politicians describing the riots as "peaceful protests."  The video goes on to expose what Democrats and the media don't want the American people to see — the horrific violence on streets across the nation being perpetrated by their domestic terrorist allies.

Reckoning With the Riots.  America's toleration of a completely unjustifiable level of general violence compared to anything in its past demonstrates considerable progress in civility and restraint in the past 50 years.  In 1968, the legendary mayor of Chicago, Richard J. Daley, attracted great controversy but not majority disapproval when he publicly told his police not to hesitate to fire live ammunition at violent demonstrators and rioters.  As the immense disturbances surrounding the Democratic National Convention in that city evolved, the mayor indicated that he was not exactly urging his officers to shoot to kill but to shoot to stop the rioting, and implicitly, not to be overly concerned if some lawbreakers died as a result.  There was widespread support for this position.  Eleven people were killed, about 500 injured, and more than 2,150 arrested in Chicago; four months earlier, in the riots in at least nine major cities after the assassination of Martin Luther King, 43 were killed, more than 3,000 injured, and over 20,000 arrested.

Ted Cruz:  Democrats Are 'Letting Their Cities Burn'; It's Time They Paid the Price.  For Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, it's time Democrats paid the price.  As the long, hot summer of 2020 spirals into more street violence by rioters posing as protesters against police violence, the Republican senator is pushing one way to hold Democratic officers responsible for allowing the continuing chaos.  It's a federal bill, introduced last week, to make cities liable for damage to businesses and personal property that's being allowed to take place because the Democrats who control them are holding police back from their duty.  [Video clip]

Democrat Leaders Abandon Citizens to the Violent Soros Mobs.  Everyday citizens in Democrat-run cities have been subjected to two straight months of mob violence this summer.  This is an information warfare operation being conducted against the American people.  Cops in every American city could push back and stop the riots tomorrow.  Instead, the Democrat mayors in charge of these cities are tying the cops' hands.  Seattle is just the latest example of this, where the Chief of Police just sent out one of the saddest press releases ever.  Out of all the black lady police chiefs in America right now, Carmen Best of Seattle seems like one of the most competent.  She's never held a press conference about her nails or her hair.  She seems genuinely concerned with the welfare of the cops on her force and the people in her city.  When Antifa moved in to set up CHAZ or CHOP or whatever it was called, Chief Best didn't want to abandon the police precinct, or the 12 city blocks that the smelly insurgents occupied.  She pushed back against her bosses and fought against it, but in the end she lost.

The mob comes for Seattle's mayor.  [Scroll down]  The "protesters" aren't going to overthrow the U.S. government, but there are no limits to the barbaric tactics they are prepared to use in the attempt or to their willingness to turn on anyone not fully on board.  The "protesters" in question are anarchists who hate America.  At root, Durkan is their target because she heads up, albeit ineffectually, the city government, and isn't willing to cede complete control of it.  Has this reality dawned on Durkan yet?  I don't know.  It doesn't seem to have dawned on her counterparts in Portland and Minneapolis who waded into the mob only to be jeered at and driven away.  Reality certainly hasn't dawned on Tammy Morales, a member of the city council.  Morales, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, is trying to accommodate the anarchists.

Two women charged with beating Wisconsin lawmaker during protest.  Two women accused of assaulting a Wisconsin state senator as he took photos of a crowd that toppled two statues during a protest last month have been arrested, police said.  State Sen. Tim Carpenter, a Democrat from Milwaukee, was attacked in Madison on June 24 as he pointed his phone at a group of protesters who tore down two statues on Capitol grounds.  He was repeatedly punched and kicked in the head and later required surgery for his wounds, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.  "I don't know what happened ... all I did was stop and take a picture ... and the next thing I'm getting five, six punches, getting kicked in the head," Carpenter told the newspaper last month.

Seattle Police Release Body-Cam Footage Of Them Being Shelled And Assaulted By ANTIFA, 50 Injured.  Police bodycam footage shared Sunday shows a supercut of protesters throwing rocks, bottles, wood, and explosives at officers during Saturday's protests in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.  Police said 59 officers suffered injuries ranging from cuts and bruises to burns.  One officer was treated at a hospital for a torn meniscus.  Photos showed several officers' fleshy wounds.  [Video clip]

Upper Class White Women Discover Rioting Hurts.  Imagine the children that spawn from women like this.  Oh, you don't have to imagine it.  You can see them wearing all black, armed with mace and flashbangs, hitting Trump supporters with bike locks or injuring cops with lasers.  These BMW driving women who have had it too good for themselves in all white suburbia need a few months in jail.  [Video clip]

Grandmaster Jay, Head Of The Radical NFAC Admits They Are Getting Paid To Protest.  Video shows the leader of the Not F---ing Around Coalition, Grand Master Jay, revealing he and his organization is getting paid to show up with weapons to events.  Remember, NFAC was the group that shot each other accidentally at an event in Louisville last Friday [7/24/2020].  NFAC is also the organization that demands a state for blacks only, they recently targeted Texas for this destination.  [Video clip]

BLM Thugs Terrorize Elderly Woman In Her Car Then Act The Victim In Front Of Cops in DC.  These low IQ dopes who support BLM made the huge mistake of actually recording their acts of terror and posting them online.  These women blocked this elderly lady's car, then one jumped on the hood as the others assaulted the vehicle.  When the woman tried to slowly drive away they ramped up their rage.  [Video clip]

Los Angeles Protester Tackles Cop Making An Arrest, Protests Turn To Riots.  Los Angeles Police Department officers and protesters got into violent clashes Saturday in downtown L.A., one of several cities nationwide with demonstrations the same night.  During L.A.'s protests, people gathered outside City Hall and in front of the Federal Building on North Los Angeles Street, which was left with smashed windows and spray-painted markings on its exterior.  One message read:  "Bacon gets fried."  An officer says something to a woman holding up her phone before appearing to push her.  A man then runs toward the officer and knocks him to the ground.  Other LAPD officers and a few protesters rush toward the man, some of the officers waving their batons.  [Video clip]

Woman Maces Couple Enjoying Lunch In Park For Not Wearing Masks.  A woman maced a couple who were eating — obviously without a mask — at a San Diego dog park.  According to the couple, the woman called them "idiots" and flipped them off.  She came up to the table where they were having lunch, pointed the mace canister in the woman's direction, and sprayed her.  Her husband then got a heavy dose before wrestling the can away from her.  [Video clip]

Only a Trump Administration Can Restore Law and Order.  At every point during this outpouring of violence and hatred, throughout every insult to our nation and history, the American people have responded with patience, understanding, and restraint.  The federal government, under President Trump's leadership, has always tried to protect legitimate protestors' right to assemble and make their grievances heard.  Even on the president's own doorstep outside the White House, law enforcement response has been measured and focused on defending our country's most hallowed monuments with minimum force.  Even when insurgents took over a section of Seattle and declared independence from American law and sovereignty, this administration refrained from using force to intervene and permitted Mayor Jenny Durkan's "summer of love" to go on unhindered.  Her decision to allow the "autonomous zone" eventually cost two young black Americans their lives.  Patience has not been rewarded.  Left-wing political violence continues to flare up, each time more organized, more brazen, and more explicit about its desire to overthrow the American system.

The lunacy of the 'largely peaceful protest'.  The great conundrum facing the anti-American left at the moment is how to react to the violent protest ripping up various Democratic-run cities.  What is the preferred narrative?  The two main choices are 1) it's all peaceful protest, the 'right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances'? or 2) let 'er rip:  we're out there destroying stuff and hurting people because the country's falling apart and the sooner the better.  Just so, a contributor to the Oregonian, announcing his fears of an impending 'anti-democratic, racist police state', wondered whether he would find 'the courage to resist racism and fascism', by which I suspect he means a free, open, and democratic election in which a candidate he does not favor has the indelicacy to win.  For it should go without saying that the overriding criterion for choosing which narrative to plug is this:  which story will do the most damage to Donald Trump and Republican prospects in the November election?

The Seditious Among Us.  In the world of politics, repetition is almost without fail the key to winning elections.  The dominant campaign issue in the upcoming election that President Trump, the Republican Party and the conservative media must relentlessly repeat is the now irrefutable fact that Joe Biden, the Democrat party and the mainstream media have tacitly sanctioned sedition and have betrayed the American people.  Consequently, if Biden and the Democrats win in November, they will be incapable of preventing the Marxist ultimatums of the radical left from becoming the law of the land.  By refusing to not only condemn but implicitly encouraging the ongoing riots and violence as well as meekly acquiescing to the demands of the left-wing extremist, the Democrat party establishment, which includes the mainstream media, has exposed their spinelessness for the world to see and signed on to government by mob rule.

Portland protesters face off with Trump but are they eclipsing Black Lives Matter?  Teal Lindseth surveyed the sea of mothers she was about to lead into the firing line.  "I look at this crowd and I don't see many black people," lamented the 21-year-old African American activist. [...] Portland has another reputation alongside its radical image.  That of the whitest large city in America in a state with a constitution that once barred African Americans from living there.  An 1850s law required black people to be "lashed" once a year to encourage them to leave Oregon, and members of the Ku Klux Klan largely controlled Portland city council between the world wars.  Housing was effectively segregated in large parts of the city.

DHS agent in Portland:  Protesters seek to embarrass, defeat Trump, 'Catatonic with hate'.  Hatred of President Trump is fueling protests in Portland, Oregon, prompting activists to threaten the lives of federal police in hopes of driving them away and handing the White House a major embarrassment, according to an agent who broke the code of silence to describe the situation.  "As the night goes on, the rioters become so hateful it is surreal.  Their voices hoarse, their sentences jumbled, they seem almost catatonic with hate," said the agent of the Portland clashes that have nearly reached 60-straight nights.

If you climb on top of and beat an innocent stranger's car, you're a violent criminal who deserves prison.  Not even the nicest parts of the American city is safe.  The riots have come to Georgetown, the picturesque enclave of some of D.C.'s most decadent denizens, on par with Brentwood or the Upper West Side.  According to the organizing group, Saturday night's Totally Peaceful Protest was predicated on criminal behavior.  The rioters planned on obstructing Georgetown traffic, a feat explicitly forbidden by D.C. law, while engaging in a "noise pollution" campaign.  Because George Floyd, or something.  That the rioters could have obstructed emergency vehicles was bad enough, but soon the demonstration escalated as rioters climbed on top of and beat the car of a woman who, according to one of the rioters, had simply tried to avoid the riots by driving through a gas station.

Feds protecting Portland's courthouse 'fear for their lives' after 61 nights of unrest.  Federal officers who are protecting Portland's courthouse under the orders of the Trump administration have revealed that they 'fear for their lives' after 61 nights of protests in the city, but demonstrators say they are fighting back to protect themselves from the agents.  President Donald Trump sent federal agents to Portland earlier this month and has since said he would be sending 100 more troops into the city to protect federal property.

Are Leftists Literally Addicted to Hatred?  Enthusiasm and passion have been a hallmark of political action over all of history.  Stating something strongly and with conviction gets attention and almost forces people to listen.  But the last three years have seen political passion turn into an explosion of hatred and anger like never before.  Why is this?  Psychologists say that anger arises when we have an unmet demand.  Some angry reactions are reasonable, such as objecting to bad service at an expensive restaurant, or protesting against an injustice, but others are irrational, such as shooting a gun at someone who just cut you off in traffic.  We use emotions such as anger to help us survive in difficult situations.  Scientists have found that all emotions cause neuro-chemical changes in the brain and hate and anger have a larger impact.

Gunfire reported near Portland protest site before another chaotic night.  The 60th consecutive day of protests in Portland was punctuated Sunday night by the discovery of a bag of rifle ammunition and Molotov cocktails by police responding to a chaotic scene in Lownsdale Square Park.  Around the same time the ammunition and destructive devices were being uncovered, Portland police responded to reports of gunfire at the same park.  Two people were taken into custody near SW 4th Avenue and SW Salmon Street and have since been released.  A person arrived at a hospital by private vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound but the injury was not life-threatening, the Portland Police Bureau said in a statement.  A photo of the items found in the bag was shared in a tweet from the police bureau saying someone pointed out the bag to officers at the park late Sunday.  No further information was immediately released.

We need water cannons in our cities.  Time to clean the streets.  Footage from the Venezuela riots of 2017.  [Video clip]

'Peaceful': I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means.  The definition of "peaceful" has been radically altered by the Left and media.  Now I have a very uneasy feeling.  The media tells us the protests in Portland (and elsewhere) are peaceful.  Or at best "mostly peaceful," which is one awful euphemism.  Read this tweet from ABC News carefully.  "Protesters in California set fire to a courthouse, damaged a police station and assaulted officers after a peaceful demonstration intensified."  That's like tweeting, "Japan Bombs Pearl Harbor After Peaceful Flight Intensifies."  It's not just Orwellian.  It's Swiftian.

AP Reporter Describes Being Inside Portland's Besieged Courthouse With US Marshals While 4,000 Rioters Attack.  Rioters aren't protesters and this story is proof.  They're out for blood and destruction, not peace or justice.  Reading the description of what Associated Press writer Mike Balsamo experienced during his night at the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse in Portland, Oregon is like reading something straight out of a war novel.  Thousands of people descending on the building in order to bring it down as inside, federal agents brace for a long night of defending the building.  Balsamo described the scene around him, such as the defenses erected by police in order to help them repel the attackers.  He paints a picture of a castle-like structure under siege: [...]

Democrats Rush to Change the Narrative as the Rioting They Encouraged Backfires.  The chaos in cities like Portland and Seattle continues, not to mention the skyrocketing murder rates in places like Chicago and New York.  Unfortunately, the Democrat and media response has been to tacitly enable the violence, whether we are talking about their encouraging of the riots, their trashing of Trump for trying to stop them, or their push to handicap the police, which is directly costing the lives of the very minority citizens they claim to care about.  Now, as the political winds show signs of shifting, they are looking to change the narrative.  Byron York chronicled some of the recent examples.

Ben Shapiro accuses Democrats of using unrest as 'a pressure tactic' against voters.  Rioters in cities across America are engaging in a form of "political terrorism," and Democratic officials have show complicity through their response, Ben Shapiro asserted Monday [7/27/2020].  "If you are burning cities because you're trying to apply pressure tactics ... then you are in fact engaging in a form of political terrorism," said "The Ben Shapiro Show" host in response to another weekend of lawlessness and unrest.  "And for cities to stand by and cave to that is not only the height of irresponsibility, it's incredibly dangerous and it makes them complicit in this act."  Shapiro told his listeners that Democrats are "rooting for the chaos" and allowing the destruction of their cities in the hope that the havoc submarines President Trump's re-election bid.

Cities [are] in [a] Bind as Turmoil Spreads Far Beyond Portland.  A series of strident new protests over police misconduct rattled cities across the country over the weekend, creating a new dilemma for state and local leaders who had succeeded in easing some of the turbulence in their streets until a showdown over the use of federal agents in Oregon stirred fresh outrage. [...] The latest catalyst was the deployment of federal law enforcement agents in Portland, Ore., whose militarized efforts to subdue protests around the federal courthouse have sparked mass demonstrations and nightly clashes there.  They have also inspired new protests of solidarity in other cities, where people have expressed deep concern about the federal government exercising such extensive authority in a city that has made it clear it opposes the presence of federal agents.

America's Major Cities Are Being Turned Into War Zones, And It Is Not Going To End In November.  The civil unrest that we witnessed all across America this weekend was extremely alarming.  For a few weeks, it seemed like the chaos that erupted in the immediate aftermath of the tragic death of George Floyd was subsiding, but in recent days there has been a dramatic resurgence.  Within the last 48 hours, there have been eruptions of violence in major cities such as Seattle, Portland, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Oakland, Louisville, Austin and Richmond.

We Asked Our Readers to Send Photos of the Democrat Party Sanctioned Destruction and Rioting in their Community.  For weeks now since the death of George Floyd in May Antifa, Black Lives Matter, Marxists and other far left groups with the support of the Democrat Party have been looting, rioting and destroying businesses, homes and public property across America.  The mainstream media HAS YET to air this destruction from the weeks of Democrat-endorsed violence and destruction.  The Democrats don't want you to see the destruction.  On Friday we asked our readers to send photos of the Democrat sanctioned devastation in their communities.  We were overwhelmed with the response.

Bombs and Ammo Found Near Where Man Was Shot at 'Mostly Peaceful' Portland Riot.  Portland police are investigating a shooting at what Democrats constantly tell us are "peaceful" riots by people that New York Congressman Jerry Nadler insist are mythical creatures like unicorns.  The mythical creatures also stored a cache of Molotov cocktails and ammo at a park across the street from the federal courthouse that antifa and Black Lives Matter peaceful rioters have been assaulting for more than 60 days straight.  Portland police say the shooting and the cache "appear to be unrelated."

22 people facing federal charges in connection with Portland protests.  Twenty-two more people have been arrested and charged over their alleged roles in Portland protests, federal prosecutors announced Monday [7/27/2020].  The charges of criminal conduct were in connection to demonstrations outside the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse between July 23 and early on July 28, U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams said.  The protests, which began after the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, "have been followed by nightly criminal activity including assaults on law enforcement officers, destruction of property, looting, arson and vandalism," his statement read.  Two of the protesters, a man and a woman in their 30s, are accused of assaulting federal officers during a demonstration that started Thursday night and lasted into Friday morning.

Fed-up motorist and black-clad militant pull guns on each other as leftists riot in a smaller Oregon city over weekend.  Indeed leftists are showing their solidarity with Portland militants by staging riots of their own in various U.S. cities — and things heated up over the weekend in a smaller Oregon city as well.  Hundreds showed up in Eugene on Saturday night [7/25/2020] — less than two hours from Portland and with only 177,000 residents — and set off fireworks at a county jail and federal courthouse while attacking businesses with employees trapped inside, Fox News reported.

Seattle property owner fears his building could be next target of rioters: 'Enough is enough'.  Seattle property owner Joseph Wanagel told "Fox & Friends" on Monday [7/27/2020] that "enough is enough," following a violent weekend in the city.  "It's a rough situation," Wanagel said.  Seattle police said at least 59 officers were injured during protests on Saturday when they were struck with explosives, rocks, bottles and wood.  They added that the injuries include burns, bruising and a torn meniscus.  Most of the injured officers were able to return to work, police said in a Twitter message.

Anger:  The Best Medicine.  [Scroll down]  Conservatives can, at least, set our own minds straight when the Democrats, the media, the Black Lives Matter movement, Antifa, and the rest are losing theirs.  We know, for example, that the awful death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police doesn't justify defunding or doing away with the police force there or anywhere else.  We know that the Democrats' moves to defund the police in places such as Minneapolis and New York City will result in more, not less, crime and violence.  We know that Floyd's death doesn't justify riots such as those that are tearing apart Portland, Oregon, every night.  We understand that anarchist thugs such as Antifa and their ilk aren't peaceful protesters; they are criminals.  We know that when the media tell us that the "protests" are "mostly peaceful" that those "protests" are — in whole or in part — violent and must be put down by police, state, local, or federal.  Mayors of cities such as Minneapolis, Portland, Seattle, and New York are working against the police and on behalf of the rioters.

Police release photos of suspect in Trump super-supporter Bernell Trammell's murder.  Milwaukee police have released images of the man suspected of killing a Trump supporter in broad daylight.  The Milwaukee Police department asked for the public's help in identifying a man they believe is connected to the slaying of Bernell Trammell, the well-known black man who had been a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump.  The motive for the shooting is still under investigation as officials are searching for the suspect, a man believed to be in his 30s.

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Earlier reports called this crime a "drive-by shooting."  The perpetrator was on a bicycle!

Murder of black Trump super-supporter Bernell Trammell leads to calls for federal probe.  The murder of a 60-year-old black supporter of President Donald Trump in Milwaukee last week just hours after he gave an interview to local media has led to calls for a federal investigation from Wisconsin lawmakers.  Bernell Trammell was shot and killed at the same location where he was interviewed, explaining why he supports the president, leading local police to suspect the murder may have been politically motivated.  Some Wisconsin Republicans have the same suspicions and they want the U.S. Department of Justice to look into it.  "Because of Trammell's well-known political activism and the possibility that his murder could be politically motivated, I respectfully request that United States Attorney Matthew Krueger open an investigation," Andrew Hitt, chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, said late last week following the murder.

Liberals are never scared to speak up.  Why are conservatives?  A handful of friends and I have spoken privately about the crippling anxiety apparently only experienced by independents and right-leaners when politics comes up in a social setting.  Right up until now, it was just a theory.  A new study confirms what we suspected all along:  Liberals really do feel like they can spew their thoughts freely, while everyone else quivers with fear that anything they say might offend.  The Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, published a study this week showing that overall, 62% of people in the United States believe that the current "political climate" keeps them from sharing their political opinions.  Broken down by ideology, however, self-identified liberals and "strong" liberals were significantly more likely to feel comfortable airing their opinions than centrists or conservatives.

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Marxists are bent on violent overthrow of our government.  Socialists and Marxists proudly engage in violent insurrection every night in Seattle and Portland, among other places.  Violence and hate speech come from the political left, not the right.  Just ask Bernell Trammell.  Socialists have a propensity for physical violence.  It is therefore no surprise that those of us on the right refrain from expressing our views.

Black Trump supporter, 60, is shot dead in Milwaukee:  Detectives are investigating 'political' motive.  Detectives are investigating whether a black Donald Trump supporter was shot and killed in Milwaukee over his politics.  Bernell Trammell, 60, was gunned down in a drive-by shooting on Thursday at 12.30 pm in the neighborhood where he was known for his signs that said 'Vote Trump 2020' and recited Bible versus.  He was found dead in front of his business where he sold his eXpressions Journal and had handmade placards backing a range of movements including Black Lives Matter in the window.

Black Man Shot 'Execution Style' In 'Broad Daylight' After Giving Interview About Supporting Trump.  You can't be black and a supporter of President Trump.  The radical left won't allow it.  To them, you are considered a race traitor.

Murder of black Trump supporter Bernell Trammell spurs call for federal investigation.  The shooting death of a black Trump supporter in Milwaukee has state Republicans calling for a federal investigation.  Bernell Trammell, 60, a dreadlocked activist known for carrying handmade signs through the streets reading "Vote Donald Trump 2020," and posting them on his storefront, was gunned down by an unknown assailant on his sidewalk Thursday afternoon [7/23/2020], police said.  "Because of Trammell's well-known political activism and the possibility that his murder could be politically motivated, I respectfully request that United States Attorney Matthew Krueger open an investigation," said Andrew Hitt, chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, late Friday.

Portland City Officials Order Feds to Remove Protective Fence from Courts Building to Aid Rioters in their Ransacking.  Mayor Ted Wheeler and Portland, Oregon officials have made it clear whose side they're on and it's not the side of law and order.  For over 50 straight nights antifa-BLM rioters have ransacked the downtown and destroyed public property.  [Video clip]  When the leftist mob took aim at the Hatfield United States Courthouse that President Trump sent in federal agents.  Now Portland officials are ORDERING the federal government to remove it's protective fencing around the Hatfield Courthouse.

Why You Need to Stay Out of Seattle This Weekend.  If you think Seattle is bad now, you're right.  But the BLM-inspired chaos will get even worse.  From a letter Chief of Police Carmen Best sent to the Seattle City Council:  ["]SPD [the Seattle Police Department] has confirmed with the City Attorney's Office that the City Council ordinance banning the use of less lethal tools — including pepper spray — commonly used to disperse crowds that have turned violent, will go into effect this weekend as written.["]  Such tools were recently used to get the saw-wielding maniac Shane Vordelmicha Green under control in Seattle's sister city Portland. [...] Under Democrat rule, Seattle has succumbed to anarchy.  The whole city is CHAZ/CHOP now.  Residents are still expected to pay taxes, yet there will be no attempt to preserve property or public safety against the violent mobs that have been running amok in the name of Black Lives Matter.

45 Arrested During Rioting in Seattle.  Rioters set fire to a construction site and attacked police officers

Day 58 Riot-Center Highlights:  Portland PD Rejoins the Fray in a Game of "Whack-A-Rioter".  As I have said a few times now, if the rioters want to pick this fight every night, the federal law enforcement agents will be there to accept the challenge.  Backing down and surrendering the courthouse to the mob is NOT an option.  The feds have manpower and resources.  The officers inside the building are rested, fed, hydrated, and fully briefed.  When they come out to meet the rioters it is not ad hoc.  They have a tactical plan, and they execute it.  These men and women TRAIN for this.  The rioters are giving the agents what they want — it's like going to Disneyland every day for the agents. [...] The rioters are amateurs, too dumb to know when to quit, and are being used as proverbial "cannon fodder" by the Marxist Antifa and BLM organizations.  Those groups exist to create chaos.  The federal agents welcome the chaos.  [Numerous video clips]

Rioters Torch Justice Center Construction Site In Seattle, Attack Stores At Apartment Complex, Hit Store Owners.  Violent rioters torched a construction site at a justice center in Seattle and attacked a Starbucks store that was at the bottom of an apartment complex on Saturday as far-left rioters caused significant damage in other cities across the U.S. The Seattle Police Department reported that a large group of rioters arrived at the site of the King County Youth Service Center/Judge Patricia H. Clark Children and Family Justice Center, near 12th Avenue and Alder Street around 4 p.m.  "Approximately a dozen people then entered a construction site at the facility, set fire to portable trailers and other equipment, and broke out windows on personal vehicles in the area and court facilities," the department said.

Black Portlander Changes His Mind About the Nightly Protests After He Attends One.  A Portland resident who is black and lives downtown a block away from the Justice Center thought the nightly protests had been completely peaceful.  Then he attended one and had a rude awakening.  Gabe Johnson, a 48-year-old black man who served in the Marines, now says that Portland police should use any means necessary, including force, to sweep the riots off the streets and end the nightly violence.  In an interview with PJ Media, Johnson said he considers himself a patriotic American, and that the United States flag should be a symbol of unity for all Americans.  He laments how some have turned it into a symbol of racism and division, especially in Portland.

Hundreds March In Oakland; Windows Smashed At OPD, Fire Ignited Inside Courthouse.  Hundreds marched in downtown Oakland Saturday night, demanding social justice and showing solidiarty for protesters in the streets of Portland who have been in a standoff with federal agents for more than a week.  While the majority of crowd peacefully protested, a handful of demonstrators turned violent, vandalizing Oakland Police headquarters and setting a fire inside the Alameda County courthouse, breaking windows and covering the building with graffiti.

Riot in Seattle:  Police Injured, Multiple Fires.  On Saturday [7/25/2020], protesters in Seattle organized a march in a show of support for protesters in Portland who have been attacking the Hatfield Federal Courthouse on a nightly basis.  Much like in Portland, the Seattle protest quickly turned violent.  The Seattle Police Department is reporting that several officers have been attacked by rioters and that emergency crews are responding to reports of multiple fires, including one at the East Police Precinct.  According to the Seattle Police Department, rioters are throwing rocks, mortars, and other explosive devices at officers, including bottles and balloons filled with unknown liquids.  Demonstrators have also targeted businesses and police officers have made multiple arrests.

American mayhem:  More rioting and lawlessness in cities across US.  Another night of rioting and lawlessness exploded in more than half a dozen U.S. cities Saturday night — with the mayhem including damage to federal buildings, local police precincts, and a fatal shooting in Austin, Texas. [...] Early Sunday [7/26/2020] local time, rioters broke through a reinforced fence that surrounded the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in the downtown area, OregonLive.com reported.  Federal agents assigned to guard the building deployed tear gas and the Portland police declared the scene a riot around 1:15 a.m. local time, the report said.  Saturday night's demonstration followed what the news outlet said was a familiar pattern:  Hours of peaceful protests that eventually devolve into destruction and attacks against police.

Antifa militant arrested for stabbing black Trump supporter in Portland.  Antifa militant and convicted pedophile Blake David Hampe was arrested in the early hours of Saturday [7/25/2020] following his alleged stabbing of a black Trump supporter in Portland.  The Trump supporter and conservative, who goes by the name Black Rebel on social media, posted several updates to his condition from the ambulance and hospital.  In the Periscope livestream, he alleged that Hampe had stalked him and his group of friends for several blocks in Portland before stabbing him.  Black Rebel stated that Antifa militants doxed his identity and posted his location on social media and advised each other to "watch out" for him.

Seattle Rioters Break Into Businesses, Loot, and Set Fires.  A group of about 150 rioters in Seattle gathered late July 22 to cause significant damage in the former so-called autonomous zone, setting fires, breaking into businesses, and looting, police said.  Video footage and photographs showed rioters breaking into the Rove Vintage clothing store before dragging clothes onto the street and setting them on fire.  Protesters said they targeted the store because it's owned by the wife of a police officer.  Seattle officials had tolerated the autonomous zone, known as "CHAZ" or "CHOP," for weeks before clearing occupiers earlier this month. [...] Police officers are facing increased pressure to keep the peace while limited in the tools at their disposal.

These are the innocuous words progressives want to ban you from using.  Trying desperately not to get canceled, bosses are trying to think ahead about what words might create a fake Duraflame firestorm of anger, and preemptively ruling ordinary words out of bounds.  At the Los Angeles Times, for instance, an editor has said the word "looters," which has been used many times in the paper, now has "a pejorative and racist connotation" and that anyone who is inclined to use the word should "talk to your immediate supervisor."  Translation:  Best not use the word at all, if you want to stay employed.  So what to call looters?  Non-paying shoppers?  That doesn't quite tell the story:  Ordinary shoplifters don't usually bust up all the windows.  How about self-appointed retail-justice-commandos?  Revolutionary mass goods-redistribution agents?

Louisville protests descend into chaos when armed protester accidentally shoots members of his group, injuring 3.  Gunshots erupted during a planned protest in Louisville, Ky., Saturday [7/25/2020] and three members of the heavily armed militia group, the "Not F---ing Around Coalition" (NFAC), were injured by shots fired from one of their own member's guns, police told Fox News.  The shooting took place near Baxter Square Park around 1 p.m. and all of the victims were transported to the University of Louisville Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) told Fox News. [...] Protesters from various groups have demanded justice for [Breonna] Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT who was shot eight times as officers burst into her home on Springfield Drive, firing off more than 20 rounds, as they were conducting a narcotics investigation on March 13[.]  No drugs were found in the house.

Car Drives Through Mob of Protesters on Colorado Highway, Protester Shoots Fellow Protesters While Trying to Shoot Driver.  A car drove through a crowd of protesters that were walking on I-225 in Aurora, Colorado, and a protester shot other protesters while trying to shoot the driver.  At least two protesters were hit or grazed by bullets as a fellow "protester" tried to shoot the driver.  There were multiple gunshots on the car, but the people inside did not appear to be injured.

Seattle police declare riot after crowds injure officers, cause 'explosive' damage to Capitol Hill precinct.  Police declared a riot Saturday afternoon after another day of peaceful protest was hijacked by looters who injured 21 police officers, lit "explosive" fires and caused widespread damage in the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood.  Hundreds of people gathered about 2 p.m.  Saturday for a peaceful march in solidarity with protesters in Portland who are facing arrest by federal agents.  By 4 p.m., crowds had broken away from the peaceful protest, setting fires to five construction trailers at the Juvenile Detention Center and attacking camera crews.  One officer was hospitalized with a knee injury caused by an explosive.  A Harborview Medical Center spokesperson said the officer is in satisfactory condition as of Saturday evening.  SPD said as of 10 p.m., 21 officers were injured by bricks, rocks, mortars and other explosives.  At least 45 people were arrested for assault on officers, obstruction and failure to disperse.

Police declare riot at Seattle protests; more than two dozen arrested.  Seattle police declared a riot Saturday following large demonstrations in the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood and deployed flash bangs and pepper spray to try to clear an area near where weeks earlier people had set up an "occupied protest zone" that stretched for several blocks.  Via Twitter, police said they had made more than two dozen arrests for assault on officers, obstruction and failure to disperse.  They also said they were "investigating a possible explosive damage" to the walls of the city's East Precinct police station.  Authorities said rocks, bottles, fireworks and mortars were thrown at officers as they attempted to clear the area over the course of several hours.  One officer was hospitalized with a leg injury caused by an explosive.

Oakland Mayor Victimized By BLM Vandals She Supported; Turns To The Police She Did Not.  Oakland, California Mayor Libby Schaaf just received a hard dose of reality about the Black Lives Matter movement.  Mayor Schaaf has been vocal about defending the protesters in all their glory; looting, rioting, destruction and all.  Additionally, she has joined the movement's mass mentality and supports defunding the police.  Despite her kinship, the Black Lives Matter activists extended her the same courtesy as they did all other personal property.  They vandalized her home.  Spray painted messages on her stone walls read "wake up Libby" and other slogans associated with the Black Lives Matter movement.  Must have been a shock for the Mayor to be told she, in fact, is not "woke."

Warzone - Portland Oregon.  Plenty of tear gas for everyone.  [Video clip]

Looters break into shoe store in Seattle.  Looters were seen breaking into a shoe store in Seattle, Washington on Wednesday night (July 22).  Footage filmed on 11th avenue in Capitol Hill shows the shop windows being smashed before the looters are seen entering the store and leaving with items in hand.  The filmer said:  "The police disappeared from the place and let the mess happen."

Lawless Democrat-Run Cities Preview Joe Biden's America.  Mobs light churches on fire.  They attack federal police officers with bricks, urine, feces, and pigs' feet.  They blind law enforcement officers with lasers.  They burn down pawn shops with a man still inside, only discovered months after the news cameras left town.  Yes, people — radical, America-hating domestic terrorists, to be precise — do evil things.  When Democrats let them.  This is what is happening in countless Democrat-controlled cities.  In Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis, Atlanta, and New York crime is skyrocketing, police are defunded and ordered to disengage.  Law-abiding citizens suffer, while Joe Biden and Democrats give cover to so-called "peaceful protesters" who are sharpening PVC pipes to use against cops protecting public property.

Black Trump Supporter Shot to Death in Milwaukee Hours After Pro-Trump Interview.  Black Trump supporter Bernell Trammell was murdered on Thursday [7/23/2020] just hours after a pro-Trump interview.  Trammell was gunned down shortly after giving an interview on his support for President Trump.

Federal agents likely permanently blinded by Portland protesters' lasers, White House says.  Three federal agents who were sent to Portland, Ore., to try to help quell the city's violent protests were "likely left permanently blinded" from clashes, White House officials said Friday [7/24/2020].  "A federal agent's hand was impaled by planted nails, another federal agent was shot with a pellet gun, leaving a wound deep to the bone, and tragically, three federal officers were likely left permanently blinded by the rioters using lasers pointed directly into their eyes," White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters Friday.  All five of the injured federal agents were hurt Monday during ongoing protests at the Multnomah County Justice Center and a nearby federal courthouse in Oregon's largest city.

Justice Department Announces Charges Against Rioters at Portland Courthouse.  Leftists in Portland are routinely committing violence in the downtown area.  This week, the rioters have set their sights on the Hatfield Federal Courthouse, which is a mistake since vandalizing federal property isn't handled by the pusillanimous officials of Portland but by folks at the U.S. Department of Justice.  U.S. Attorney Billy Williams announced on Friday that 18 individuals arrested during attacks on the Hatfield Federal Courthouse this past week are now facing federal charges.  Court documents say protests in downtown Portland have been followed by criminal activity that includes assaults on law enforcement officers, arson, looting, destruction of property, and vandalism.  The federal courthouse has become a target of leftist vandals and has sustained extensive damage.

What to Do About Portland.  To say that recent events in Portland are "troubling" understates their seriousness.  We are witnessing the breakdown of law and order, with almost two months of riots, which the media whitewash as "mostly peaceful."  It is hard to know from a distance what is really happening on the streets of Portland, but certainly rumors are circulating, and being widely believed, that federal agents are arbitrarily arresting innocent people and brutalizing them.  This is reported as fact without any attribution or source by people who should know better, including Fox News's Judge Andrew Napolitano.  But even more disturbing than mostly peaceful protests that occasionally turn violent and destroy property, we are seeing the breakdown of the United States as a functioning polity, with local governments refusing to follow national government policies because they despise the current occupant of the White House.

Numerous businesses looted and vandalized on Seattle's Capitol Hill Wednesday night.  The Seattle Police Department (SPD) said a group of around 150 people caused "massive amounts of property damage" on Capitol Hill Wednesday night [7/22/2020].  Police said the group broke windows, looted businesses, shot off fireworks and started fires.  According to police, the group gathered in Cal Anderson Park around 9 p.m. and started roaming the neighborhood.  Police said people in the group broke the windows of a business on the 1400 block of East Olive Way and started a fire inside.  Seattle Fire was able to put the fire out.  The group broke windows of businesses as they walked to the 1500 block of 11th Avenue.  The SPD said people from the group broke into Rove Vintage on that block, taking merchandise and then setting it on fire in the middle of the street.

Thousands Gather In Portland For Another Night Of Protests.  A large crowd of people gathered Thursday in Portland, Oregon, for another night of protests, which have been ongoing in the city for over a month and a half.  A night that began with largely peaceful crowds singing eventually devolved into tear gas, smoke canisters and fires on Federal courthouse property.  Video showed the large crowd on the streets singing "hands up, please don't shoot me" with their phone flashlights in the air.  More people continued to arrive as the night went on.

Denver Police Union Head Confirms 'Stand-Down' Order was in Place at Pro-Cop Rally.  The president of the police union in Denver, Colorado, Nick Rogers, confirmed on Wednesday that there had been a "stand-down" order in place during a pro-police rally held by conservative activists, as reported by Fox News.  Rogers, head of the Denver Police Protective Association, explained in an interview with local radio host Peter Boyles, on 710 KNUS. As a result of the order officially being in place, Denver police were prohibited from protecting attendees of the "Back the Blue" rally when Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and other far-left terrorist organizations suddenly appeared and began attacking the demonstrators.  One of the leaders of the pro-cop rally was conservative commentator Michelle Malkin, who described the attackers as wielding collapsible batons as they attacked her and others who were speaking onstage when the chaos began.  Numerous fistfights broke out, and at least one pro-police demonstrator walked away with a massive bleeding gash in his forehead.

Why Trump is winning the national policing argument.  The mayor of Portland and the governor of Oregon might not like it, but President Trump has a winning issue with his federal law enforcement deployments.  The simple truth, one that Democratic politicians such as Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot need to grasp quickly, is that most people don't want to get shot dead.  Their ignorance of that reality, willful or otherwise, reflects a quite stunning failure of political leadership.  The facts are clear.  The chaos in Portland is a direct consequence of Mayor Ted Wheeler's appeasement of roving criminals.  But rather than confront the destruction of private property and attacks on police officers and city residents, Wheeler is playing to the idiotic Twitter meme that the federal law enforcement officers are actually the Gestapo.  In Chicago, Lightfoot is playing the same game.

Rioters Outside Portland Federal Building Set Comrade Ablaze.  Rioters accidentally set one of their own on fire Wednesday [7/22/2020] in yet another night of Portland, Oregon, rioting, which has spanned weeks.  [Video clip] [...] The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sent federal officers to aid colleagues already on the ground who have been battling protesters as they try to destroy property and injure law enforcement personnel.  According to Chad Wolf, acting secretary of DHS, the nightly riots are not connected in any way to peaceful protests but involve criminals who should be held accountable.

If Democratic mayors want to keep feds away, they should govern their cities.  Joe Biden seems to think that federal law enforcement is "brutally attacking peaceful protesters" and using "egregious tactics" in Portland, Oregon.  He ought to get out of his basement more often.  On Saturday [7/18/2020], over 50 days into a riot that has done millions of dollars in damage to downtown Portland and caused tens of millions of dollars in economic losses, rioters broke into the headquarters of the local police union, the Portland Police Association, and set it on fire.  Up to that point, they had been laying siege to the city's federal courthouse, barricading police inside, and engaging in pitched street battles, firing ball-bearings with slingshots and air rifles.  So much for the "peaceful protesters."

Want To Know Why ANTIFA Carry Umbrellas?  Police released bodycam footage Monday evening showing Sunday afternoon protests in downtown that turned violent.  Authorities said a dozen Seattle police officers were hurt and one was hospitalized from the protests.  The video shows protesters approaching the West Precinct and a man holding an umbrella to intentionally block the view of a security camera.  Police said officers moved in to escort the person away from the doors and were immediately assaulted with bottles, street cones, and fireworks.  [Video clip]

BLM Agitator Gets Instant Justice Outside Of Police Station.  This loudmouth harassing police at this station got a quick blast of pepper spray to his empty head.  It's like blasting a cockroach with Raid.  [Video clip]

ANTIFA 'Wall Of Moms' Help Attack Federal Courthouse In Portland.  A group of radical mothers, otherwise known as MomBloc formed a 'Wall Of Moms' to help kick in a boarded-up section of a Federal Courthouse in downtown Portland.  The women also created a human wall to protect ANTIFA members from the federal police.  [Video clip]

Social And Mainstream Media Tells You ANTIFA Is Peaceful, Watch This Video And Share.  Contrary to mainstream media reports, the protests in Portland this summer have been anything but peaceful.  If you go into this city with a differing viewpoint, you will be attacked.  It is not a matter of if, but a matter of when.  Antifa attacks people wearing Trump gear, USA flags, and people that do not bow down to their Marxist, racist, communist ideology.  Please see Andy Ngo on twitter to see what is really going on here in Portland.  [Video clip]

Dems:  The Antifa Party.  [Scroll down]  Democrats and the media want the federal government to brutally crack down on people who don't wear masks — whatever the states say — but faced with an actual violent rebellion, the feds are supposed to stand back and let the governors lead!  Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler called the federal officers protecting American citizens "an attack on our democracy."  Yes, Orval, Portland is "occupied territory" — just like Little Rock in 1957!  Democrats don't care that they are mimicking monstrous figures from the nation's history.  They don't care that they are taking sides with antifa, whose express mission is to kill police officers and destroy America.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf's home vandalized as threat of federal troops looms.  Police are investigating an act of vandalism at Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf's house.  "Defund OPD," "homes 4 all," and "blood on your hands" were all spray-painted on the garage, sidewalk and stone wall outside Mayor Schaaf's Oakland home overnight.  Witnesses say 30 to 40 people dressed in black and wearing masks shot projectiles and set off fireworks around 2 a.m. [7/23/2020]

Michelle Malkin demands Denver cops' accountability for not protecting pro-police rally from violent attacks by BLM/Antifa/Marxist mob.  The premeditated attack by violent leftists on Sunday that shut down a pro-police rally in Denver, injuring several of the speakers, is not being forgotten.  Yesterday [7/22/2020], Michelle Malkin, the best known invited speaker who was roughed up and had to run for her life to safety, filed a formal Colorado Open Records Act Request addressed to the Denver Police Department.  It asked for the following: [...] The request is based on video and other evidence, much of it linked from Malkin's Twitter account, that the Denver police did nothing to stop the leftist mob from attacking and shutting down the legal pro-police rally, allowing mayhem, injuries, and the squelching of free speech to go forward unchecked.

A Tale of Two Arsonists.  Among the dozens of anarchists arrested over the past two months, few have gotten a more vociferous defense from the anti-police left than Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman, two "public interest" lawyers accused of firebombing a police car.  Their defenders, who argue that the criminal justice system is stacked against the poor and underprivileged, were the first to invoke Mattis and Rahman's elite credentials when pressing the courts to cut them slack.  Mattis and Rahman are high achievers:  He is a Princeton and NYU Law grad with a corporate legal job, and she graduated from Fordham Law after spending a summer in "occupied Palestine."  These credentials, of course, didn't protect them from federal charges after they lobbed Molotov cocktails into an NYPD patrol car, but their defenders now cite them in pleas for leniency and special treatment, both in the courtroom and in the press.

Totally Bonkers Woman Shows Up To Scream About White People, Hates Trump, Starts Assaulting People.  This crazy woman in California who seems to have had one too many during happy hour starts fights with everyone under the sun over, well, the Jews, white people, Trump, you figure it out.  [Video clip]

Battle of Portland:  Mayhem Erupts as Leftist Rioters Clash with Federal Agents.  Well, after weeks of lawlessness in liberal cities, federal law enforcement agents are moving in to restore law and order.  The situation in these places has been downright chaotic.  In Seattle, armed thugs seized portions of the city, which was quasi-endorsed by state and local leaders — all Democrats.  In Portland, a federal courthouse had to be barricaded to prevent vandalism and other forms of destruction from these lefty mobs.  Rioters actually set fire to the building.  And these mayors and governors are totally aloof to the situation. [...] These people don't know what they're doing.  They can't get these clowns under control, so the federal government should step in and restore some sanity here.  Portland raised some eyebrows after it was reported that federal agents in unmarked vehicles were rounding up rioters.  First, that was not true, but it didn't stop House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from mouthing off, smearing these fine officers as "stormtroopers."  At the same time, let's say it was true — I would have zero issues with it.

Photo Appears to Show Black Lives Matter Supporters Holding Down and Kneeling on Neck of White Baby.  A photograph of a [black] man kneeling on the neck of a white baby while another person holds the diapered child's arms is stirring up a massive amount of rage on social media.  The shocking and disturbing photograph, which was captioned by the abusers as "Blm now mf" is beginning to make the rounds after being uncovered by Vincent James of Red Elephants.

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Who Are These People?  The pillagings, shootings, arson, rape, robbery, murder, not to speak of other minor crimes such as trespassing, is off the charts.  Yet under pretext of protesting the death of George Floyd, this abject anarchy has been allowed to continue. [...] Before going any further, let's immediately recognize some basic facts.  For weeks after his death, we've seen rioters, not protesters, gleefully carrying 50-inch TVs out of broken store windows along with any other merchandise they could get their hands on.  Was it to memorialize George Floyd?  Let's get real.  Constitutionally recognized protest doesn't include people spitting, throwing Molotov cocktails, and attacking police officers with impunity.  Make no mistake, these unrestrained thugs, under the banner of social justice, less repercussions, enjoy the excitement of plunder and nihilism.  They are basically willing idiots of Black Lives Matter and Antifa.  These two groups are ideologically aligned in their endemic hatred of the United States, law enforcement, and President Trump particularly.  Along with tacit compliance of Democrat-run states, left wing media, and major corporations filling their coffers, they are the puppeteers of this criminality.

Action Network bonds Antifa, BLM riots, and DNC at the hip.  Over the weekend, the Trump Administration made a strong move to re-establish law and order in the face of violent, far leftist "protests."  The flash point is Portland, aka Antifa central.  Over the past 50 days, Antifa has established ground superiority over Portland.  The Trump Administration, no longer willing to tolerate the constant violence and destruction, against the wishes of local authorities, sent the specially trained law enforcement BORTAC- Border Patrol Tactical Unit- to defend areas within Federal jurisdiction.  Not surprisingly, the Democratic Party chose the side of Antifa, claiming what was occurring in Portland were peaceful protests that were winding down, only now to be stoked back up by the President's actions.

America Held Hostage.  Things we thought were sacrosanct, the icons of our national identity, now are scorned.  We can pretend that this doesn't matter.  They're just statues, after all.  But they do matter.  Not for the pleasure they give the rioters so much as for the pain they inflict on patriots who love America.  Nor has it stopped with the vandalism.  We've gone to the next level, with the looting and rioting.  In the last month major cities have become unsafe, as rioters work out the logic of what "resistance" means.  American stores lost hundreds of millions of dollars, and merchants boarded up their stores for protection.  Nothing to see here, folks, said the liberal media, which gaslighted the looting and the boarded-up storefronts, and portrayed the riots as peaceful protests against an illegitimate president. [...] We're in the middle of a chicken game, where the Left tells us they'll let this go on as long as Trump is president.  The liberal media will ignore the riots, the liberal mayors will tell the local police to stand down, the liberal prosecutors will promptly release anyone arrested.  Try to defend yourself, and you'll find yourself prosecuted.

Can President Trump Really Send In The Troops To Chicago And Other Cities?  We have previously discussed how President Donald Trump has repeatedly asserted constitutional authority that he does not have in dealing with the pandemic.  The President routinely ignored the principles of federalism in such claims of control over states in their internal health and policing decisions.  He is not alone.  Cities like Portland have demanded that federal officers leave the city and stop making arrested.  While there are legitimate questions raised about the conduct of federal officers in putting people into custody and the use of force in Portland, those concerns related to the use of federal powers, not the basis for those powers.  The federal government has full authority to protect federal buildings and to carry out arrests for federal crimes in any city.  Current reports coming out of the White House appear to refer to surging law enforcement personnel, not sending military personnel.  That would be constitutional if used for protect federal assets or enforce federal laws.  That is the flip side of federalism.  But how about the recent claims that the President is about to take over policing from cities like Chicago?  The answer is that such a federal deployment without a request from the governors would be unwise but would be legal.  However, there are practical and legal reasons why such any massive deployment is unlikely.

Michelle Malkin beaten by BLM thugs and prevented from speaking at Denver pro-police rally.  Conservative author and activist Michelle Malkin was brutally assaulted and prevented from speaking as she made her way to the speaker's platform at a pro-police public rally in downtown Denver on Sunday [7/19/2020].  The patriotic event, the 6th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day billed as "family friendly," was advertised in advance on social media including at Malkin's Twitter, where she has 2.2 million followers.

Denver disgrace deepens as Michelle Malkin calls out perps and enablers of attack on Sunday's aborted pro-police rally.  On Monday, the day after the violent leftist attack on Michelle Malkin and her fellow conservatives at a pro-police rally in Denver, more information about the assailants came to light.  For a refresher, my blog yesterday at American Thinker was the first draft of the history of this disturbing event.  On Monday, an article by Lance Hernandez at KMGH-TV channel 7 Denver identified the anti-police "counter protesters" who succeeded in violently shutting down the 6th annual pro-police rally, where Malkin was to be a featured speaker, as representing "the Party for Socialism and Liberation, and other Black Lives Matter supporters, including the Afro-Liberation Front."  In other words, revolutionary Marxist communists.

Noisy Black Lives Matter supporters crash Pro Police rally at Civic Center Park, bring it to an end.  Black Lives Matter supporters verbally, and in some instances physically, clashed with law enforcement supporters, during a set of dueling rallies Sunday afternoon [7/19/2020] at Civic Center Park.  Police later said they used pepper balls and a can of pepper spray to disperse part of the larger BLM supporters crowd, after some people "made aggressive moves" toward officers.  The protesters said there was no reason for police to use the spray.

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If you go downtown to start a riot and participate in violent insurrection, don't expect to be met with Nerf bullets and Silly String.

Seattle rioters seen damaging, looting stores; police say fire sparked at precinct, officer hospitalized.  At least two people were arrested in Seattle and a dozen police officers were injured — including one who was hospitalized — on Sunday, after a march through downtown devolved into property damage and looting, police say.  Police said the demonstrators had broken out several windows of the East Precinct, then threw a device into the lobby that ignited a small fire.

'Not an unprecedented thing': DHS says it is in Portland to protect federal property.  Amid weeks of nightly attempts to destroy a federal courthouse in downtown Portland, the bigger clash between the Trump administration and local city officials is overshadowing the initial issue of restoring peace in the Oregon city.  Portland's Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler has accused the Department of Homeland Security of overstepping its authority by sending in dozens of federal agents and officers amid the riots.  The DHS employees have been observed seemingly arresting random people on the street and using tear gas to disperse people outside the Hatfield federal courthouse.  DHS data provided exclusively to the Washington Examiner revealed 20 people have been arrested by federal law enforcement in Portland this month for attacking personnel or the courthouse itself.

Portland leaders plead for [a] 'moratorium' on street violence as police [are] targeted.  Protesters have drawn national attention after setting a fire inside the Portland Police Association building Saturday night [7/18/2020].  Portland Police said around 10:45, protesters broke into the PPA's building and almost immediately started a fire.  The building on North Lombard Street is still covered with graffiti and remnants from the fire set Saturday night are still scattered inside.  Ash Leabenworth lives a few houses down from the PPA and said while it's scary to see this happening on his street, he says dramatic action needs to be taken in order for change to happen.

Portland Was Peacefully Rioting Until the Feds Came In.  The mayor of Portland and the governor of Oregon have decided that violent leftist thugs should have the right to smash and burn anything they want.  The Federal government however has the right to protect its property.  As Fort Sumter ought to have taught Democrat states last time around.  Democrats, predictably, claim that Federal law enforcement preventing violent attacks on Federal institutions is escalating the situation.  "Their presence here is actually leading to more violence and more vandalism," Mayor Ted Wheeler insisted.  The obvious question is what does Mayor Wheeler propose to do?  Nothing.  Correction, he's going to cut off the feds from being able to cooperate with local law enforcement because Portland and Oregon would like to double down on seceding from the Republic.

Nancy Pelosi and Democrats have it exactly wrong on feds vs. protesters in Portland.  If only mobs were allowed to destroy federal property without consequence.  Then, there wouldn't have to be any dispute over federal agents defending a federal courthouse in Portland, Ore.; it could simply be over-run and burned to the ground with no unwelcome resistance from the government.  As it is, Portland's mayor, Ted Wheeler, who presides over a city that has become a watchword over the years for left-wing thuggery unchecked by municipal authorities, has roused himself to a state of high dudgeon — over federal officers trying to counter ongoing assaults on a federal building.  He calls the feds "a direct threat to our democracy" and argues that they are engaging in unconstitutional arrests and inflaming protests that he had hoped "would end within a matter of days."

"Portland Moms" Help Antifa To Break The Barrier Protecting The Federal Courthouse — Hardly Any Media Coverage.  The crowd gathered outside the Portland Justice Center Monday night [7/20/2020] initially started out with about 1,000 protesters before quickly doubling in size by 9.45 pm.  Demonstrators were shown singing 'Hands up!  Please don't shoot me' to the tune of 'Ring around the Rosie,' in footage taken of the peaceful protest.  This is what we heard from the mainstream media and the news becomes viral all around the world.  But not one mainstream media decided to report about the "Portland Moms" when they help Antifa as they try to break the barrier protecting the federal courthouse.  [Numerous video clips]

Portland protesters are protected by their MOMS who form human wall in face-off with Trump's federal officers.  Portland protesters were protected by their moms who formed a human wall during a face-off with Trump's federal officers.  At least 30 parents linked arms with one another on Saturday chanting "feds stay clear, moms are here!" and "leave our kids alone."  The women, who were seen wearing bike helmets, demonstrated outside of a federal courthouse for a few hours, before officers used tear gas and flashed bangs to get them to leave the area, Buzzfeed reported.

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Most of these "moms" appear to be roughly the same age as the "kids" — young adults old enough to know better.  The females are being pushed to the front lines under the mistaken assumption that nobody will fire tear gas or rubber bullets at women.  Nope.  You am woman, hear you roar.  You want equality, you'll get equality when the dogs are released and the fire hoses are turned on.

Two New York deputies' vehicles set on fire in driveway, blaze spreads to house.  Vehicles owned by deputies in a western New York county were torched overnight in an incident that is still being investigated.  The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is reviewing video surveillance footage taken from the area after a fire was started in a personal vehicle belonging to a deputy in the early morning hours on Sunday.  The fire began in one vehicle in the driveway of the Clarkson home, then spread to another and a portion of the house, WROC-TV reported.

Activist cuts brake line to NYPD van in latest deadly act of violence against cops.  An activist taking part in New York City's "Defund the Police" effort has been caught attempting to cut a brake line to an NYPD van, an act that could have caused the vehicle to crash, injuring or killing occupants.  Local media reports that Jeremy A. Trapp, 24, was charged with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, and additional charges after police said they caught him in the act Friday afternoon in the Sunset Park neighborhood.  NYPD officers were watching and videoing the van after spotting someone underneath it.  Officers took Trapp into custody after he emerged and attempted to run away, WNBC-TV reported.

Antifa and Black Lives Matter Rioters Smash Amazon Store in Seattle, Attack TV News Crew and Police Precincts.  Antifa and Black Lives Matter rioters attacked an Amazon store in Seattle on Sunday.  Video posted by conservative activist and citizen reporter Katie Daviscourt shows an Antifa and BLM mob smashing windows and spray painting the store's front window and wall.  The video is cut short as an Antifa goon orders the filming to stop.  Other stores and the Seattle Police West Precinct were attacked by the rioters, resulting in a wounded officer being taken to the hospital.

Violent Portland Rioters Chant 'Every City, Every Town, Burn the Precincts to the Ground' During Black Lives Matter 'Protest'.  Portland rioters chanted "every city, every town, burn the precincts to the ground" on their 51st night of "protests" in the city.  The message deeply contradicts the "we just want reform" narrative that liberals and their media lackeys are trying to push.

Federal police in Portland are marked and acting lawfully; meanwhile, Pelosi, ACLU, and state of Oregon side with Antifa.  The Portland Police Department tweeted a devastating video on 8 July, showing clearly the methods by which rioters were attacking police, property, and the occasional innocent bystander in the city's besieged downtown.  These are not political "demonstrations."  They're massed attacks on soft targets.  One of the targets has been the federal courthouse in Portland (chief among the federal properties that have come under attack).  At the beginning of July, additional federal police were sent there to beef up the courthouse's minimal defenses.

Law Enforcement Got Serious About Ending The ANTIFA Riot Shortly After The Portland Police Association Building Was Burned.  The Portland Police Association building was set on fire as unrest in that city continued to escalate, according to Portland police and a video posted on social media.  The blaze came as Portland and Oregon leaders heightened their rhetoric against President Donald Trump for deploying federal agents to the streets of that city.  The Oregon Department of Justice is suing federal agencies alleging they're detaining people without probable cause.

Fires set, fences moved:  Police call Portland protest a riot.  Protesters broke into a building, set it on fire and started dumpster fires late Saturday night [7/18/2020] in Oregon's largest city, police said, as demonstrations that have been taking place since the death of George Floyd intensified for another night in Portland.

Warfare In Grant Park.  Last night Communist and Anarchist rioters attacked the statue of Christopher Columbus in Grant Park, Chicago.  Police tried to guard the statue, and a pitched battle ensued, with 18 police officers injured and a dozen rioters — nowhere near enough — arrested.  The rioters gained temporary ascendancy over the police, got control over the statue and attempted to pull it down, but without success — unlike the vandals who tore down the statue of Columbus on the grounds of the Minnesota State Capitol.  [Video clip]

Leftist Antifa Terrorists and BLM Mob Hurl Frozen Bottles, Sticks, Cans, Fireworks at Chicago Police.  Black Lives Matter and Antifa terrorists swarmed the Columbus statue in Chicago tonight.  They vandalized the statue and attempted to pull it down with ropes.  They were ready to rip it down.  The Chicago Police then moved in and took control of the area.  That's when the Antifa and Leftist mob started hurling frozen bottles, sticks, cans, rocks and fireworks at the Chicago police!

Let's Go All-In With Communism In Minneapolis.  Powderhorn Park, an older neighborhood consisting of upper-middle-class, white leftist families in South Minneapolis, is a microcosm of what happens when leftist policies are actually implemented without restrictions.  You may recall a New York Times article from a few weeks back that quoted local resident Mitchell Erickson as saying he regretted calling the police after a few young, black thugs held him at gunpoint while demanding his car keys. [...] A more recent piece on a tent encampment that began with about 20 or so when Erickson was held at gunpoint has now swelled to an estimated 560, according to the author.  Growing with the physical presence of tents are the daily interactions related to alleged prostitution, drug use, and drug trafficking.  There have been three rapes, with two of the victims being minors in the past nine days alone, and deaths related to overdosing.

The Anarchist Who Set a Seattle Police Precinct on Fire Has Been Arrested.  The man who set fire to a Seattle Police Precinct during rioting in June has been arrested and charged with arson.  If convicted, Isaiah Thomas Willoughby faces a mandatory minimum of five years in prison with the possibility of 20 years.  "This is the third case we have charged federally for the criminal acts that tainted otherwise peaceful protests.  Other crimes remain under investigation and may result in additional federal charges," U.S. Attorney Brian Moran released a statement.  "Those who worked to turn protests into riots will not escape accountability for their criminal conduct."

Riot reparations.  I live in a suburb of Los Angeles in the golden state of California.  Like other states, the place I call home has been hit hard by the Wuhan Flu.  Unemployment is high, businesses are closing, and our state's budget is in freefall.  If that weren't enough, California has accrued millions of dollars in damages from the George Floyd riots.  Now, I'm all for doing my part to help my state recover from this current economic crisis.  But paying for riot repairs?  Not so much.  As a homeschooling mom who walked away from a lucrative career in high-tech to raise and educate my children, I'm not down for this costly revolution.  Instead of cheerfully contributing my husband's hard-earned wages towards the payment of National Guard troops and cleanup crews, I demand reparations.

Why Is Hillary Clinton Support In 2016 Correlated With Cities' 2020 Riots?  In a soon-to-be-released book, Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says when President Obama called him during the 2015 riots in Baltimore, he expected the president to offer federal assistance.  Instead, Obama urged Hogan to back off.  Hogan ignored Obama's advice about the violence following the death of Freddie Gray, and worked to restore order to the state's largest city.  More than $20 million of damage was done after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake told reporters the city would provide space to "those who wished to destroy."  If Baltimore's Democrat leaders gave $20 million of "space to destroy" in 2015, the price tag ballooned 100-fold in cities governed by the hard left in the 2020 round of urban violence.

Convicted Child Rapist Arrested for Baton Attack at Washington ANTIFA Protest.  A man arrested and charged with felony assault for a baton attack on a bystander during an ANTIFA left-wing protest at Olympia, Washington's City Hall is a convicted child rapist and registered sex offender.  Shaelyn Reed, 20, has been arrested and charged with fourth degree assault for attacking a conservative demonstrator with a baton.  Reed pled guilty to second-degree rape of a child in 2017, and is a registered sex offender in Thurston County, Washington.

Black Lives Matter Is Not A Peaceful Protest Group.  It is a cultural revolutionary Marxist mob pursuing the total transformation of modern society under the new woke world order.  In reality, Black Lives Matter don't actually care about black lives, otherwise there would be more outrage over recent spikes in community violence leaving more black people dead rather than chasing an anarchic quest to "defund police" that will demoralize law enforcement and increase homicides. [...] Since the killing of George Floyd at the knees of Minneapolis police, Black Lives Matter have exposed its true colors as an anarchic movement terrorizing the nation.  Within the last three months, mob rioters have burned down minority businesses, destroyed minority neighborhoods, killed a black police chief, desecrated civil rights monuments, launched deadly occupations of downtown centers, and set fire to churches.

Fight for Freedom.  [Scroll down]  Black Lives Matter is responsible for her death, for the absence of a mother in her son's life.  No one will make them pay for that life as it would be seen as a racist act.  She is the first casualty in the war against communism.  If there is anything systematic in America today, it is systematic communism.  It permeates every aspect of society.  Communists abound without knowing they are communists.  Ask anyone in state government and they will say they are not a communist, but they work all day enforcing communist principles with relish.  It gives them a sense of individual power to enforce state dictates.  The mask is a symbol of that systematic communism worn by those who do not see the connection, who no longer recognize the individual as supreme, the only way it can be in a republic.  Communism killed this young woman and all I can do is see my daughter's face in hers. [...] Jessica deserves more from us than a few tweets and a strenuous lament.  We need to fight for the freedom to say anything, be anything, pursue our dreams and provide that freedom to our posterity and hers.  Jessica stood against these bullies and communists are nothing, if not bullies.

Democratic Strategist Calls GOP Sen Marsha Blackburn 'Inbred Racist Trash'.  A Democratic strategist called a Republican female senator "inbred racist trash" for criticizing the founders of the Black Lives Matter group.  Republican Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn critiqued the nonprofit Black Lives Matter national organization in a Monday tweet, saying that BLM is run by "trained Marxists."  She clarified in a later tweet her comment referred to BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors, who has called herself and her fellow BLM organizers "trained Marxists," according to the New York Post.  "We cannot allow our great country to be destroyed under the pretense of social justice," Blackburn tweeted.

BLM Mob Attacks 58 Year Old Man With Cerebral Palsy.  Columbus Police is asking for the public's help identifying persons in this video.  The incident involves a vehicle take-over by people protesting in the downtown area on May 31st, 2020 at approximately 7pm at the intersection of High St and Broad St.  The video documents people engaging in violent behavior directed at a victim with Cerebral Palsy and his vehicle as well as others who actively came to his rescue and attempted to stop the violence.  [Video clip]

Black Lives Matter Terrorists Cut Down 9/11 Memorial for Fallen Firefighters in New York.  Black Lives Matter (BLM) rioters have targeted a 9/11 memorial in Washingtonville, N.Y. honoring fallen firefighters who lost their lives as first responders during the World Trade Center attacks.  Washingtonville Police Chief Brian Zacarro said that the terrorists severed a flag pole near the base of the memorial using a large saw.  They vandalized the bottom of the statue with a message that law enforcement is currently refusing to release to the public.  Community members are outraged at the defacing of the monument, which occurred as part of a coordinated marxist movement to rape what's left of America.

Seven ANTIFA Militants Facing Federal Charges for Attack on Portland Courthouse.  Seven ANTIFA-linked left-wing rioters are facing federal charges for a mass attack on the Hatfield Federal Courthouse in Portland last week.  A press release from the Department of Justice names the criminal suspects, announcing that they would be charged federally for their sophisticated and aggressive attack on the federal building.

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How many hundreds of people were rioting and looting in Portland last week?  And the feds are bragging that they filed charges against SEVEN of them?

The Communists Attack Church In Troy, NY.  [D]on't buy the lies that any of this is about race.  It's a communist revolution intent on tearing down Western civilization.  Churches stand in their way.  You'd better attend worship services armed.  This was peaceful compared to what I'm sure they have planned.  [Video clip]

Antifa Guy Finds Out the Hard Way He Opened the Wrong Motorist's Door.  There's no question that Portland is a hotbed of the radical leftist action going on now.  Antifa has been attacking police in the city for over 45 days, concentrating in the past couple of weeks on the federal courthouse, the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse, trying to burn it down.  They have so far been unsuccessful, although it is all boarded up on the outside from all the attacks and it has been spray painted with obscene phrases and threats against law enforcement by Antifa. [...] Antifa/protesters/rioters have a habit of harassing people while trying to stop cars.  At least two people have been shot by protesters, others have been injured.  But when one of the Antifa tried to open the car door of a motorist's SUV that was stopped outside the Courthouse, the Antifa guy found out the hard way that was the wrong door to try to open.  [Video clip]

Young mom, 24, shot dead 'after telling Black Lives Matter protesters "all lives matter" during argument about movement'.  A young mom was shot dead in Indianapolis in front of her fiancé after an argument about the Black Lives Matter movement.  Jessica Doty Whitaker was walking with her partner Jose Ramirez and two friends at 3 am on July 5 when they came across four men and a woman and an argument broke out.

Young White Mother Killed By Black Lives Matter Mob for Allegedly Saying 'All Lives Matter,' National Media Fully Ignores.  A 24-year-old mother was killed by a Black Lives Matter mob in Indianapolis last week, allegedly for saying "All Lives Matter."  Unlike Charlottesville, or any violence from the right, this killing was reported so quietly that barely anyone even noticed.  Jessica Doty Whitaker was shot and killed following an altercation with Black Lives Matter thugs who were upset that she and her fiance had said "All Lives Matter" last Sunday.

Trump denies Minnesota governor's request for $500M to repair damage from riots.  President Trump has denied a request from Minnesota's governor for money to rebuild parts of Minneapolis that were destroyed during the riots following the death of George Floyd.  "The Governor is disappointed that the federal government declined his request for financial support," Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz's office said in a statement.  "As we navigate one of the most difficult periods in our state's history, we look for support from our federal government to help us through."  Walz, a Democrat, requested that Trump declare Minnesota a "major disaster" zone in a request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency on July 2 after more than 1,500 buildings were damaged by looting and rioting in the wake of Floyd's death, totaling over $500 million in damages.

Did Seattle Left Wing "Security" Murder and Assault Black Children?  At 3:00 a.m. [6/29/2020], in the Seattle lawless zone, known as CHAZ or CHOP, two children were killed by what some refer to as CHOP security. [...] The Seattle Police Chief said it was obvious the crime scene had been disturbed by numerous people.  No one has reported finding any weapons at the scene.  The car window on the passenger side of the Jeep was rolled up, as can be seen by the shattered glass around the frame. [...] The last 10 shots do not appear to be justified at all.  The driver seems impaired.  No gunfire can be discerned coming from the vehicle.  After the vehicle is stopped, it seems the last 10 shots are fired into it to finish off the occupants.  Given the rolled up passenger window, the idea that shots came from the vehicle first, if at all, seems unlikely.  Two members of the Seattle City council refused to express any responsibility for the deaths, or to hold anyone in CHAZ/CHOP responsible.

Trump Tells Minnesota Governor to Go Jump In a Lake, Denies Request for 'Disaster' Relief After Riots.  Some weeks ago, Gov. Tim Walz of Minnesota made a request for federal disaster relief after hundreds of millions of dollars in destruction occurred in Minneapolis.  That damage came at the hands of rioting and looting in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd.  Those cities burned because Walz and the local leadership refused to stop the carnage, even as people were injured and killed in the chaos.  The President had urged Minnesota to deploy troops early on, something that wouldn't happen until later, after the damage was already done.  Instead of accepting Trump's offering of active duty troops, Walz refused while Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey trashed the President's urging to get tough and stop the anarchy.

Feds deny Walz's request for aid to rebuild after riots.  The federal government has denied Gov. Tim Walz's request for aid to help rebuild and repair Twin Cities structures that were damaged in the unrest following George Floyd's death.  Walz asked President Donald Trump to declare a "major disaster" for the state of Minnesota in his request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on July 2.  More than 1,500 buildings were damaged by fires, looting and vandalism in the days of unrest that followed Floyd's May 25 death in Minneapolis police custody, racking up more than $500 million in damages, according to Walz.  The governor's spokesman, Teddy Tschann, confirmed late Friday [7/10/2020] that the request for federal aid was denied.

Portland Rioters Surround Car and Driver Shoots His Way Out.  Every night for the past six weeks in Portland, Oregon, antifa and Black Lives Matter rioters, looters and vandals have turned what used to be a nice neighborhood in downtown into a war zone.  Portlanders are sick of it.  The police commissioner/mayor and the new BLM-approved police chief have done little about it.  The Portland Police Officers Association held a scathing news conference, issuing a no-confidence throwdown to City Hall and begging elected officials to stop defending antifa.  But next to nothing has been done by local Portland police.

Man arrested after allegedly pointing gun at Walgreens customer for not wearing a mask.  A Boston man has been arrested after police said he pointed a gun at a man in a parking lot for not wearing a face covering inside a store.  Todd Goulston, 59, has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct, and disturbing the peace for allegedly aiming a gun at a man who did not wear a face mask inside a Walgreens despite a statewide coronavirus mask order, according to the Boston Herald. [...] Ghoulston's license to carry a firearm and the firearms he kept in his home were seized by police.

Madison Ave.  Business Sues Cuomo, De Blasio for Riots, Estimates $100M in Damages.  On May 29, George Floyd protests in New York City devolved into looting, riots, and arson.  Between May 29 and June 9, looters and rioters damaged more than 450 businesses.  During that lawless destruction, the NYPD union president blamed Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) and Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) for publicly attacking police and for not sending reinforcements to restore order.  Now, at least one business is filing a lawsuit to hold them accountable.

Madison Avenue shop sues Governor Andrew Cuomo over looting.  The Gov's being thrown a fat lawsuit.  The thrower's lawyer Sal Strazzullo.  The damages?  He estimates $100 million.  Co-defendants: the NYPD, Commissioner Dermot Shea, NYC, Bill de Blasio, the state of New York and others.  I'm told that an official Notice of Claim has been filed with the Court of Claims.  The claimant?  Domus Design Center aka DDC, 134 Madison Ave.  The issue deals with May 29's frightening night when looters, rioters and thieves terrorized our city, vandalized our streets, burglarized our shops.  Strazzullo:  Cuomo should have worried about hospital reform instead of bail reform.  Getting a free pass, some criminals were not able to be detained pending trial and now we have looters.  Who'd have imagined we'd have to board up our stores?  We're not in Afghanistan.  Places like Saks Fifth, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Rolex being bombed out?

Vandals Cut Down Flag Pole at 9/11 Firefighter Memorial.  A flag pole at a memorial honoring four firefighters who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center was found cut down by vandals in Washingtonville, New York.  The defunct pole was discovered on Wednesday and, according to Washingtonville Police Chief Brian Zaccaro, a tool was used to cut the pole.  Four to five feet of the pole was left standing in the ground and a message, which has not been released by authorities, was written on it with a marker.

How Antifa and Black Lives Matter Compare with Satan.  It is impossible to know just what goes on in the mind of a young protester while he is looting, setting fires, and engaging in other violent crimes.  But it is possible to know what he is attacking.  He is after those who are affluent, those who believe in goodness and decency, and those who support law and order.  One of the primary objects of attack is the police.  So far in 2020, over 30 police officers have been murdered by gunfire or other means.  Far more have been seriously assaulted, many of them by Antifa or other protesters.  Based on calls to defund the police in many cities, our police officers have become a special focus of attack.  Obviously, there have been cases of excessive force, but those rare events cannot explain the animosity of the young toward the police.  Most adults realize that the police are all that stand between themselves and criminal violence, and most of us deeply respect the men and women who protect us.  But there are thousands of protesters who truly despise those same police officers.  To a person attacking others, looting, and burning, the police are all that stand in his way.

'This Is No House of God!' Black Lives Matter Activists Yell as They Harass Church in Upstate NY.  Amid nationwide riots following protests over the horrific police killing of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter activists harassed a Baptist church in Troy, N.Y., a suburb of Albany.  Videos of the harassment went viral on Twitter, and the church confirmed to PJ Media that the harassment did, in fact, occur.  "On Sunday, June 28, the Marxist thugs screamed, chanted, harassed, blocked our steps from allowing people to enter the church, and then physically assaulted our church members," John Koletas, pastor of Grace Baptist Church, told PJ Media on Thursday.  The harassment did not end on Sunday, however.

BLM Agitator's Advice Could Turn Road Blockers into Road Kill or Lifers.  A (Caucasian, by the way) woman in a Black Lives Matter hat posted a video in which she describes a simple method for breaking a car window, cutting the driver's seat belt, and "removing" the driver "if necessary."  It looks as though her idea will work in terms of (1) getting the driver beaten like Reginald Denny or (2) death or serious injury for the perpetrator along with potential felony burglary or murder charges.  While nothing in this article constitutes legal advice, we will see how this individual has advised Black Lives Matter rioters (not "protesters") on how to commit acts that could turn them into roadkill or get them sent to prison for life.  In addition, possession of the tool in question for forcible entry into (rather than escape from) a vehicle could be construed as possession of burglary tools, which can be charged as a felony in some jurisdictions and a misdemeanor in others.

Utah protests erupt after 2 police officers cleared in suspect's shooting death: reports.  Utah Gov. Gary Herbert declared a state of emergency Thursday evening [7/9/2020] after "civil unrest" broke out in Salt Lake City in reaction to two police officers being cleared of wrongdoing in the May shooting death of an armed suspect.  Images posted online showed dozens of handprints, in what appeared to be red paint, splattered across a sign at the entrance to the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office.

The Fragility Of The Woke.  [Scroll down]  Black Lives Matter, antifa and their large numbers of imitators and loosely organized wannabes are mostly made up of middle-class youth, often either students or graduates.  They deem themselves the brains of the rioting, the most woke of the demonstrators, the most sophisticated of the iconoclasts.  In truth, they are also the most paranoid about being charged or being hurt.  What explains the passive-aggressive nature of these protesters and rioters?  Many no doubt are indebted, with large, unpaid student loans.  Few seem in a hurry to get up at 6 a.m. each day to go to work to service loans that would take years to pay in full.  While some of those arrested are professionals, many are not.  Few seem to be earning the sort of incomes that would allow them to marry, have children, pay off student loan debt, buy a home and purchase a new car.  Historically, the tips of the spears of cultural revolutions are accustomed to comfort.  But they grow angry when they realize that they will never become securely comfortable.

Alderman says home vandalized, arson attempted in overnight attack.  A vandal threw a brick through the window of Ald.  Ray Lopez's (15th) home early Thursday before coming back an hour later and setting a nearby garage on fire.  Lopez believes that what happened overnight at his home was a direct result of an experience that he had with FOX 32 News about six blocks away from his home earlier in the day.  Lopez was giving an interview to FOX 32's Dane Placko when he says that a number of gang members told him that he does not control what happens in the neighborhood, they control what happens in the neighborhood.

Let's Talk about Black Privilege.  Would it be fair to say all participants of Black Lives Matter are violent?  No, but it's not the peaceful ones I'm worried about.  When Black Lives Matter colludes to tear down statues and monuments, they're not doing so to rewrite their Democrat history — they don't know anything about history.  They destroy and deface because terrorists kill, annihilate, and terrorize just for the sake of it, indiscriminately.  What we're discovering about the professional Democrat protest class is that they think quite similarly to Islamic supremacists.  The Woodstock generation has produced lite versions of Osama bin Laden — this is the actual legacy of the Democratic Party.  Islamic supremacists always recruit the young, the vulnerable, and the ignorant and always seek to expand.  The only substantive difference between Democrats and Islamic supremacists is that the latter have just been doing it longer.

Know Your Enemy:  Undeniable Truths About the Left.  [E]verything that is happening now is because the left's plans to remake the United States from a Constitutional republic into borderless global state were thwarted by the people electing Donald J. Trump for president.  As a result, the left not only hates Trump for beating their savior Hillary Clinton, it also loathes the citizens who voted for him.  Once you honestly grasp the level of hatred the left has for us, you begin to understand that the Wuhan virus extended lockdowns and the Black Lives Matter/Antifa led riots are for express purpose of bringing misery and terror to those who dared to vote for Donald Trump in 2016 and those who are planning to vote for him in November.  The left has turned up their intensity to eleven in their ongoing effort to isolate Trump from his base.  Democrat governors and mayors are holding your Constitutional freedoms hostage and the unspoken ransom for you to make all this desolation go away is to vote Democrat.

BLM protestors crash church service, assault worshippers.  A church service was interrupted at Grace Baptist Church in Troy, New York by a Black Lives Matter protest.  The small worship service was underway when about ten or so protestors walked into the church and announced "black lives matter."  [Video clip]

Mob Violence Must Not Be Tolerated.  Hold Accountable and Punish the Wrongdoers.  Orderly protest is part of our American tradition.  It is an exercise of our constitutional rights of free speech and peaceable assembly.  It is one way we the people can make our voices heard, our views known to those in power.  But rioting, looting, destroying property, and attacking fellow Americans have no place in orderly protest.  They are, in fact, the very antithesis of orderly protest.  And in the end, these patently illegal actions not only undermine the moral standing of legitimate protests.  History shows that they also wind up hurting most of the very people that true protesters aim to help.

Do the lives of innocent city residents not matter?  In Atlanta this weekend, an 8-year-old girl was shot and killed while riding in a vehicle with her mother.  The driver was trying to enter a parking lot where a group of people had illegally placed barricades.  Someone in the group reportedly opened fire.  Elsewhere in Minneapolis, a pregnant woman was shot while in her car.  Doctors were able to deliver and save her child, but the woman died shortly thereafter.  And in Seattle, where a teenage boy died last week, another young woman was killed after a car drove into a group of protesters on a closed highway.  We don't know much about the perpetrators or their politics, but we do know this:  Violence will continue to escalate in cities that refuse to check and put down lawless behavior.

CHAZ Leader Chased By Cops Across Highway, Cries Like A Baby When Caught.  When they aren't walking around with AR-15s, beating people they deem unfit for CHAZ or painting graffiti all over the police precinct, these so-called leaders are crying [...] when they get pinched for their thuggishness.  [Video clip]

Suspected Antifa Anarchist Accused Of Inciting Riots Turned In To Police By His Parents.  A suspected Antifa anarchist accused of inciting riots in Pittsburgh was turned in to police by his own parents Monday evening [6/29/2020].  Brian Bartels, 20, is accused of inciting violent protests in the city on Saturday in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd.

Heavily armed Black Panthers threaten car driver in Stone Mountain.  A large group of armed protesters on Saturday marched through Georgia's Stone Mountain Park, calling for the park's massive Confederate carving to be removed.  The group menaced several cars just trying to drive through.  [Video clip]

Armed Black Militia March Up Stone Mountain To Surround KKK Headquarters.  The BLM movement along with ANTIFA and their propagandists in the mainstream media have been inflaming America's race relations.  It is clear these groups are pushing for a race war and it seems they will get it.  [Video clip]

Armed Black Militia Known As NFAC Marching At Stone Mountain With Their Hitler Praising Leader.  [Video clip]

BLM Thugs Show Up Again To The McCloskey's Residence To Harass Them.  The McCloskey's made top headlines last week after pulling guns on BLM and ANTIFA thugs who broke into their private residence in St. Louis.  Another mob of terrorist thugs came back to that PRIVATE residence to harass and threaten the family.  [Video clip]

We're Experiencing an Attempted Revolution by Entitled, Privileged Snobs but How Will It Play Out?  Unless you've missed it, we're seeing the formation of what could become an active insurrection.  A lot of it is straight out of the unconventional warfare classroom.  The radical Marxist group Black Lives Matter provides the direction.  There are establishment figures, like Nancy Pelosi, like Chuck Schumer, like Rachel Maddow, like Jake Tapper, who think by mouthing correct slogans they will buy influence and loyalty, but, if this project succeeds those folks and their face-diaper wearing colleagues will be among the first to the scaffold (assuming anyone in BLM has the mechanical skills to erect one).  The rent-a-mobs are composed of three easily identifiable segments:  the provocateurs and street soldiers composed largely of antifa and black bloc stooges; the 'mostly peaceful' protesters who think they are participating in a legitimate act of protest; and the opportunists who show up to carry off big screen televisions, throw bricks at cops, and commit vandalism for the sake of destroying stuff.

Nothing Is Off Limits to Defeat Trump.  We are facing nothing less than the Democrat/Antifa/BLM usurpation of our Constitution and the overthrow of the United States of America.  We must fight for our republic if we wish to keep her.  The riots, the arson, and the toppling of statues have nothing to do with George Floyd, systemic racism, or the Confederate past.  They are about one thing only — inaugurating a Democrat as president on January 20, 2021.  They seek to desensitize regular Americans to the violence, anarchy, and breakdown of even the pretense of civil order, hoping that with bloodshed, they can also frighten those who might choose to fight back when they steal the election or overthrow a duly reelected President Trump.

The Grim Lessons of CHOP.  Early this morning [7/1/2020], Seattle police began dismantling the barricades, tents, and signs that demonstrators had used to control several city blocks for most of the last month.  The area was originally known as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), but had recently been renamed, for reasons nobody could quite explain, the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (or Occupied Protest), producing the ominous acronym CHOP — as in what happened to dissenters during the French Revolution.  In recent weeks, the area had begun to acquire a correspondingly evil reputation, particularly after nightfall.  This reached a breaking point about a week ago with two shootings in 48 hours.  In one of them, a 19-year-old kid who was trying to get other protesters to stop setting off dangerous fireworks was shot and killed.  The protesters prevented police and ambulances from arriving at the scene.  The victim died after being taken to the hospital by CHOP "medics," and no suspects have yet been identified in his death.

Minnesota Gov. Walz asks Trump for disaster declaration after George Floyd riots trigger over $500M in damages.  Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has asked President Trump for a federal disaster declaration in his state due to "extensive fire damage" and other destruction in the unrest that followed George Floyd's death in Minneapolis police custody on Memorial Day.  "We need to come together to ensure Minnesotans who were victims of this destruction have access to critical infrastructure they need so they can go to the grocery store, pick up their medication, and live their lives," Walz said in a statement Thursday.  "Together, we will rebuild."

The Editor says...
The riots could have been immediately quashed by the Minneapolis mayor or the Minnesota governor, but they weren't.  Now they expect the rest of us to pay for the cleanup -- together.  Let the city of Minneapolis rot!

Seattle Mayor Admits CHOP Antifastan Caused Crime Wave, 'Alarming' Spike in COVID Cases.  When Mayor Jenny Durkan (D-Seattle) finally ordered police to clear out the antifa instigators in the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP), which has been dubbed "Antifastan" (no offense to Central Asian countries), her order made some very fascinating observations about the occupation she had allowed to fester for three long weeks.  As it turns out, a lawless rebellion protest/anarchist commune might be bad for... public health and safety.  Specifically, CHOP appears to have caused both a crime wave and an uptick in coronavirus cases amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Harvard grad blames Trump supporters for being fired from her 'dream job'.  The Harvard graduate who went viral for saying she'd 'stab' anyone who told her 'all lives matter' in a TikTok video has tearfully returned to the video-sharing site to reveal that she's been fired from her dream job at Deloitte.  Claira Janover, who graduated in May with a degree in government and psychology, posted a TikTok video this week where she said angrily:  'The next person who has the nerve to tell me All Lives Matter... Imma stab you.  'Imma stab you and while you're bleeding out, imma show you my paper cut and say, "my cut matters too."'  She says it was a 'satirical analogy' that was taken at 'face value' when it shouldn't have been.

The Editor says...
When a Harvard graduate says, "Imma stab you," it means her tuition money was wasted.

Deloitte says Harvard grad who wept dramatically over loss of 'dream job' was NEVER an employee.  The story involving Harvard graduate Claira Janover has taken on bizarre elements of a Seinfeld episode after the company she claimed she was fired from said that she never worked for them.  A teary-eyed Janover said she was fired from her "government and public-service analyst" job at Deloitte amid the fierce backlash over her threatening to stab anyone who dare to say "All Lives Matter," rather than Black Lives Matter.  The only problem with Janover playing the victim is that Deloitte confirmed that she was never an employee of the company, the Daily Mail reported Friday [7/3/2020].  Deloitte managing director Jonathan Gandal told the British tabloid that Janover "has never been an employee of our organization."

Seattle sees 525 percent spike in crime thanks to CHOP: Mayor Durkan.  Seattle saw a staggering 525 percent spike in crime as a result of the violence that swept through the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest zone, according to Mayor Jenny Durkan.  Durkan's emergency order booting protesters from the six-block cop-free zone makes mention of the "narcotics use and violent crime, including rape, robbery, assault, and increased gang activity" within the CHOP since it first emerged in early June.  June 2 to June 30 saw the 525 percent jump in crime compared to the same period last year.

Teen shot dead in Seattle's CHOP was being chased after stealing Jeep.  The teenager shot dead in Seattle's Capitol Hill Organized Protest area was being chased after stealing a Jeep at knifepoint — and sobbed, "I don't want to die" after he was shot, according to a report.  Antonio Mays Jr., 16, said that he and a 14-year-old boy were being chased and shot at early Monday after they "beat someone up and took" their vehicle at knifepoint, his so-called "street sister," Ciara Walker, told DailyMail.com.  Walker told the pair to head to the police precinct in the CHOP zone, telling them, "You will be safe there — nothing will happen to you."

Never Give an Inch.  We don't have any inches left.  We can't compromise or concede anything.  They're destroying our history, our economy, our connections with God.  They want to tear apart our families and they've already made mockeries of our schools.  This last spate of riots has to be the end.  We can tolerate this Mad Hatter's tea party no longer.  "Black Lives Matter?"  Whoever said they didn't?  What does that even mean?  Two hundred years ago when most American blacks were slaves — even then — black lives mattered — they were money.  There's nothing even remotely rational in that slogan.  What would they have chanted had Floyd been white?  It looked to me like a terrible miscarriage of justice no matter what the color of his skin, so had he been, say, Jewish, would the rioters have been stealing TVs and torching cop cars?  Would they have been chanting, "Jewish Lives Matter?"  So what does it mean?  Not much.  We abort black babies more often than babies of any other race, but those lives evidently don't "matter."  The cruelty of the abortion procedures evidently isn't an issue to these miscreants.  The black cops on the street are treated with even worse disrespect than the white cops, so it's not their lives that matter. [...] It's never been clearer that this has been fit-throwing for fit-throwing's sake — and for the sake of stealing the coming election.

Media narrative of peaceful Seattle CHOP zone turned upside down as mayor sends in police to stop violence.  As protesters and armed anarchists seized control last month of a swath of Seattle's downtown that includes a police station, dubbing it Capitol Hill Organized Protest, the local and mainstream media largely echoed elected leaders by insisting it was a peaceful protest — until people started getting killed.  The spin by the Seattle Times and national outlets that covered it belied the violent and dangerous origin of the area that began on June 8, when Seattle police abandoned their own station and allowed self-described anarchists to create a "police-free" zone.  On Wednesday [7/1/2020], police went back in and finished clearing out the area, after multiple shootings, an alleged rape and at least two murders.

Veteran Oklahoma police officer killed, rookie in critical condition, after suspect shoots both in the head.  A veteran Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer died Tuesday after a traffic stop went wrong.  Six weeks after Officer Aurash Zarkeshan completed training with the Tulsa Police Department, he made a regular traffic stop on East 21st Street early Monday morning, police said.  After Zarkeshan ran David Anthony Ware's information into the system, he called for backup.

Against the Police:  Nets Skip Death of Tulsa Officer Shot in the Head.  On Tuesday, 15-year Tulsa Police Department veteran and Sergeant Craig Johnson died at a hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to his head on Monday.  Six-week rookie Officer Aurash Zarkeshan was also in critical condition after also being shot in the head during the same struggle with a suspect.  Though Monday's [6/29/2020] CBS Evening News was the only broadcast newscast to report on their hospitalization, neither they nor ABC, or NBC informed their viewers about Sgt. Johnson's passing.

CHOP Chopped:  Hypocrite Seattle Mayor Finally Lets Cops do Their Jobs.  It turns out that all you had to do to get the CHOP cleared out of the midst of Seattle was to send in the police in force, and do it before noon, while all the depraved occupants were still sleeping.  This morning [7/1/2020], after a fellow Marxist on the Seattle City Council had organized a protest action in front of the Mayor's home, she sent in the cavalry to rid her city of the armed militants who had illegally occupied the area for the past month or so.  Obviously, the only way to convince a commie Democrat mayor to let the police do their jobs is to make he or she [sic] feel personally threatened, a mistake the Antifa/BLM thugs made Sunday evening.

Arrests Made After Mayor Orders End of CHOP.  Seattle police cleared the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) on Wednesday [7/1/2020] following an emergency order from Mayor Jenny Durkan (D).  Numerous arrests were made as the city retook possession of the Seattle Police Department's East Precinct, citing violence and lawlessness in the area as their primary motives for shutting down the insurrection.  Durkan issued an executive order declaring the cop-free zone an "unlawful assembly" on Wednesday that gave protesters 48 hours to vacate the six-block zone.  At 5:00 a.m., dozens of officers with the Seattle Police Department (SPD) moved onto the scene, some wearing riot gear.

Jesse Taggart, 33, Charged With Attempted Murder For Allegedly Shooting Driver at Provo BLM Protest.  Black Lives Matter activist Jesse Taggart, 33, was arrested for allegedly shooting an elderly man during a riot in Provo, Utah on Tuesday [6/30/2020] and hit with a host of charges including attempted aggravated murder.  According to Provo Police, Taggart was charged with attempted aggravated murder, aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, rioting, threatening use of a weapon in a fight or quarrel, criminal mischief and firing a weapon near a highway.

Provo Police Arrest Black Lives Matter Agitator Who Allegedly Shot SUV Driver.  A 33-year-old Black Lives Matter supporter was arrested Tuesday night [6/30/2020] in connection with the shooting of an SUV driver during a riot in downtown Provo.  Jesse Taggart, of Salt Lake City, "was booked into the Utah County Jail and held on charges of attempted aggravated murder, aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, rioting, threatening the use of a weapon during a fight or quarrel, criminal mischief, and firing a weapon near a highway, according to Provo Police.  As American Greatness reported on Tuesday, video footage of the altercation on Monday showed someone shooting into a white SUV while it was being mobbed by violent agitators.

Virginia Democrats Propose Reducing Charge For Assaulting Police Officers.  Virginia Senate Democrats are proposing the reduction of the charge of assault on a police officer from a felony to a simple misdemeanor offense.  The proposal, one of 28 championed by the Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus to reform the state's law enforcement systems, would get rid of the current law that considers an assault of a police officer a Class 6 felony and imposes a mandatory minimum term of confinement of six months.

Seattle Police Finally Clear Out the CHAZ (After Radicals Came to Mayor's Home).  Finally the mayor of Seattle decided to drop the hammer on the Seattle autonomous zone.  Last night [6/30/2020] the Seattle Department of Transportation began removing some of the barricades.  The radicals tried to put substitutes like couches and other things to block off the area again.  But Mayor Jenny Durkan issued an emergency order today, demanding that the radicals leave the Capitol Hill area.

CHAZ/CHOP Turns Into A Warzone, 3 Shot One Dead, Leadership Hides In Police Station For Safety.  One man has died and another remains hospitalized in critical condition Monday following the latest shooting near Seattle's Capitol Hill Organized Protest, or CHOP.  Two males suffering gunshot wounds arrived at Harborview Medical Center's Emergency Department.  [Video clip]

The Editor says...
Yes, but aside from the shooting, look at the trash and debris and graffiti and garbage everywhere.  It's like they've occupied the City Dump.

Can't Stop The CHOP: Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan Loses Control.  This weekend, two men were shot inside CHOP — one died, and the other is in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center.  Let's not forget that last weekend a man was shot dead and another injured.  Thus far, three of the four are listed as teenagers.  Meanwhile, no one is talking.  Authorities are unable to ascertain what happened and why in both incidents.  In referencing last weekend's murder, the Seattle police blotter states, "The victim refused to provide any information about the circumstances surrounding the shooting of a suspect description to officers."  With real police held at a distance, no one is in custody for either shooting.

Obama admits it:  Riots and protests are 'tailor-made' for electing Joe Biden.  Joe Biden is hiding in his basement, but maybe that's because the rabid-left looters, rioters, and protesters are carrying out his presidential campaign just fine for him.  What else can be concluded but that, given that President Obama has cynically admitted that the civil unrest covering the U.S. is "tailor-made" for electing Joe Biden? [...] Perhaps the idea is to beat the public down to such an extent that it feels that only a Democrat can solve it.  Perhaps he sees in the polls that the public is blaming Trump.  The New York Times reported just a couple days ago that Obama is obsessed with ousting President Trump.  That being the case, it's not unlikely that he will continue with his old Alinsky training, to oust Trump by any means necessary.  If riots will do it, Obama and his Democrats will be happy with more riots.

Seattle mayor slams protesters for showing no 'regard for' her 'safety' as demonstrators circle her home.  A group of protesters marched to the home of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on Sunday afternoon [6/28/2020], upset that she pledged to dismantle the police-free "Capitol Hill Organized Protest" zone, known as CHOP.  Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant joined a group of dozens of demonstrators gathered at Durkan's home who were holding signs, chanting, and demanding she leave the area alone or meet protesters' demands.  Durkan said last week that police would soon return to Seattle's East Precinct, which has been overrun by protesters who set up the CHOP zone, but gave no timetable.

The Most Noble Experiment in Human History is on a Ventilator.  So how did the completely senseless and tragic death of George Floyd devolve into the anarchy pulsing through America's cities today?  Is this really about George Floyd?  I posit for your consideration that the professional agitators and extremists have leaped upon Mr. Floyd's death to do what they do best.  Namely, this is their time to destroy the United States and all that has made it the country of hope and opportunity for hundreds of millions of people.  I do not know if China, Russia, or internal fomenters of destruction are funding this wanton violence and destruction.  I do know that George Floyd was just the excuse.  The attack on police, institutions, and statues are not about him.  They are being orchestrated by those who wish to radically change the United States.

BLM Protester Admits, Violence [is] Pre-Planned and Scripted.    [Video clip]

Detroit Police Car Drives Through Swarming Mob as Protesters Cling to Hood.  A Detroit police SUV drove through a swarming mob of protesters Sunday night [6/28/2020] who tried to block the police car and then hung on the hood as the officer drove through the mob to escape down the street.  A second police SUV followed.  The attack by protesters came as police, who had been escorting the protesters, tried to redirect the Black Lives Matter march away from a busy street.  One police car reportedly had its rear window smashed in.

Black teen, 16, is killed and a 14-year-old boy is wounded after gunmen fired into their Jeep at Seattle's CHOP zone.  Surveillance video of a shooting at Seattle's CHOP zone that left a black 16-year-old boy dead and a 14-year-old seriously injured shows gunfire ringing out as the Jeep the teens were in plowed into a barricade and a man screaming: 'Oh you're not dead yet?'.  Homicide detectives said they are investigating after the two teenagers were shot in a white Jeep near a makeshift barrier around the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone at about 3am on Monday.  Those inside the zone say CHOP security guards, who are self-appointed and heavily armed, started shooting at the Jeep only after the teens opened fire on them and drove into a barricade.

Another shooting in Seattle's protest zone leaves 1 dead.  One man was killed and and a teenager was wounded early Monday in Seattle's "occupied" protest zone — the second deadly shooting in the area that local officials have vowed to change after business complaints and criticism from President Donald Trump.  The violence that came just over a week after another shooting in the zone left one person dead and another wounded was "dangerous and unacceptable" police Chief Carmen Best said.

Another Shooting in Seattle's CHAZ/CHOP, Another Dead Body.  We've lost count of the number of shootings that have taken place inside Seattle's cop-free Summer of Love block party, AKA the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest zone or CHOP. CHOPanistas seem to have a propensity of gunplay and shooting and killing each other. [...] It isn't clear how many more people will have to be shot and killed before the Mayor will order that the CHOP and be taken down, allowing the city's police to retake their abandoned precinct building.  Or how many more lawsuits locals will have to file to push her to act.

Seattle City Council Member Blames 'Capitalism's Brutality' for CHOP Murders.  Things aren't going so well inside the "CHOP," the autonomous zone that Seattle's government is currently allowing to exist contrary to the law.  We've already had one murder in just two weeks inside an area no bigger than six city blocks.  Now, there's been another one.  A man was killed and a 14 year old is fighting for his life after a drive-by shooting within the CHOP.  Rumors are circulating that it was CHOP's own self-proclaimed security that was involved.  Unfortunately, the crime scene has already been tampered with and it's unlikely many witnesses will cooperate.  There is video of the incident that may help with the investigation.

CHAZ/CHOP Now the World's Most Dangerous "Nation".  After a handful of reported sexual assaults, violence against outsiders, and numerous thefts, the Seattle Autonomous Zone known as CHAZ and/or CHOP suffered their first reported homicide over the weekend on Saturday [6/20/2020]. [...] While the media has been portraying this modern rendition of Lord of the Flies as peaceful (or as they sometimes comically put it, "mostly peaceful"), due to their low population, this single murder already makes CHAZ/CHOP the most violent "nation" in the world.  CHAZ/CHOP is estimated to have a small population of only 200, implying a murder rate of 500 per 100,000.  In 2019 Venezuela was the world's most dangerous country with a murder rate of 60.3 per 100,000, 88% lower than CHAZ/CHOP.

The Editor says...
Not that I really care all that much, but I spent about five minutes searching for the "population of CHAZ/CHOP" and found no numbers.  (I suppose conducting a census would look too much like the work of a bureaucracy.)  Without knowing the population, it's a little difficult to calculate the murder rate per capita.

Black Lives Matter update: 100% of CHAZ/CHOP homicide victims are black.  Good job Democrats!  CHOP is currently the most dangerous country on earth based on per capita crime statistics.  Also of note, the racist leadership inside the terrorist nation has attempted to cover up the severity of the crimes against blacks by refusing to cooperate with American authorities. [...] One man has died and another remains hospitalized in critical condition Monday following the latest shooting near Seattle's Capitol Hill Organized Protest, or CHOP.  Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said the death marked the second African American man to die in the area that claims to believe Black Lives Matter.

Driving Conservatives Underground.  Cultural tyranny reigns in America, the last step before full-fledged political tyranny.  Lurking beneath the surface of virtue signaling leftists are tyrants seeking to exert their will over those they despise.  The defining leftist culture enables them to ruthlessly use all the power at their disposal, both real and imagined, to enforce a single acceptable viewpoint on society.  In some geographic areas, this is more obvious than in others, but no area will ultimately be spared.  This week, my wife volunteered during the Virginia Republican primary.  As people came by the booth to get information on the candidates, she offered these Republican voters an opportunity to sign up for yard signs.  Most whispered that they could never put something like that up in their neighborhood.  That's understandable.  Unless a family is willing to stand guard 24/7 over their property, a Trump bumper sticker or sign here is a risky proposition at best.

CHOP's 'security' growing more 'contentious' with nearby residents: report.  Seattle residents said Sunday that despite rumors that the city was going to reclaim the "occupied" area known as CHOP, little has changed on the ground and the "security" at the protest zone has actually gotten more "contentious" with residents who live nearby.  "They won't let people in the neighborhood sometimes at night," Matthew Ploszaj, who lives there, told KOMO News.  He told the station that he supports the Black Lives Matter movement, but said it is a "terrible precedent" that "any political message can come in and occupy a neighborhood."

BLM mob takes aim at praying Christians and Catholic statue as anarchy spreads to the heartland.  Counter-cultural protests continued into the weekend around the country, including the heartland city of St. Louis where an angry mob of Black Lives Matter demonstrators threatened a Catholic priest and attacked at least one person who attended a prayer rally.  At a demonstration sponsored by The Gateway Pundit in support of preserving the St. Louis Statue on Art Hill in Forest Park, police had to separate BLM counter-protesters who attempted to disrupt the group as they prayed with Catholic priests.

Mob Rule Imperils Western Civilization.  Now's the Time for Courage and Leadership.  The war on history has spread across our country and has even spilled over to other parts of the Western world.  Now, on a daily basis, we see scenes of lawless mobs attacking and tearing down statues, and defacing monuments of every type — often as authorities stand idly by.  But this violence has hardly been reserved just for statues.  After toppling a statue of an abolitionist who gave his life to the cause as a member of the Union Army, a mob in Madison, Wisconsin, mercilessly beat a Wisconsin Democrat state senator who supported the protests.  Mob rule is indeed coming to America.  It must be stopped.

500 Investigations Probe Arson, Destruction of Property in Riots, Attorney General Says.  Attorney General William Barr said Thursday that the Department of Justice is conducting about 500 investigations into acts of arson and destruction associated with the protests and riots over the past several weeks.  The DOJ is ramping up investigations into the activists who participated in destruction of private and public property over the last several weeks, Barr said during an episode of the "Verdict" podcast with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.  We've had scores of indictments so far for such things as arson, destruction of federal property," Barr said, adding that the DOJ is going full bore on a probe.  "We have right now about 500 investigations underway, so it's picking up pace.  We are committed to holding accountable the people who engaged in this."  He added:  "State and local are not doing their jobs."

Shutting down CHOP: Seattle's leftist mayor now up to her keister in alligators.  Where do liberals get the idea that if you just talk nicely to warlords, expropriators, pirates, and invaders, they'll do what you say?  That's the approach Seattle's Trump-hating mayor, Jenny Durkan, took, and she's about to learn the hard way how that works, except that she doesn't learn.  She called for the shutdown of CHOP, and its defiant and entitled denizens have since walked all over her, making her look like a fool.

Off-duty Dallas police officer beaten to ground after trying to disperse crowd, police say.  An off-duty Dallas police officer was attacked from behind Thursday night after telling a group to leave a closed pool area at an apartment complex, authorities said.  The assault unfolded around 9 p.m. at the Allure apartments complex in North Dallas, police said Friday in a news release.  The officer, who was in plainclothes, identified himself as a Dallas police officer and tried to disperse the crowd, police said.  As he walked away, police said multiple people attacked him from behind and he fell to the ground.  The officer lost consciousness during the attack, police told WFAA-TV.  When he wokevup, he called 911 and told responding officers that a group of three or four men had struck him in the back and kicked him several times, police said.

Rabid leftists of CHOP refuse to quit their Seattle squats.  After supporting Seattle's CHOP and declaring it a "summer of love," Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan had no choice but to bow out of it, given that it had become a killing zone and police were obstructed from tending the gunfire victims bleeding in the streets.  The lawsuits from destroyed businesses were looming, plus there was President Trump, a man she rabidly hated herself, threatening to come in and hose that hellhole out if she wouldn't.  Only a little bit of egg on her face, she tried to tell the media lackeys, as she backed down and declared the CHOP over.  No more block party, summer of love done, and summer hadn't even officially started.  Clearing her throat, she announced that community organizers would clear the streets and direct the homeless to 'services' and lefty-ism could happily go on.  Just one problem:  The rabid leftists embedded at CHOP have no intention of leaving.

The Editor says...
"In 2020, the June solstice occurs on Saturday, June 20, marking the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere." 


Watch Antifa Run When Portland Police Rush Them, It Doesn't End Well for Them.  Early Friday morning [6/26/2020], hundreds of Antifa attacked police and the North Precinct in Portland.  They tried to set up another autonomous zone around the precinct with fencing and dumpsters, tried to lock police in the precinct and light it on fire, and pelted the police outside with objects like glass bottles. [...] I think it's plain to see the Portland Police have had enough of these characters.  They rushed them and the Antifa kids were so taken aback they fell all over themselves trying to get away.

In First Weekend Of Riots, Looting Damage In 20 Major Cities Exceeded $400 Million.  Looting costs in America's 20 largest metropolitan areas exceeded $400 million from the first weekend of rioting, according to a new report from the Anderson Economic Group.  "This includes property damage, lost inventory, cleanup and reconstruction costs, and closure-related lost wages," the report stated. "[The study] did not assign any costs to peaceful protests or demonstrations."  The report, published June 5, used "news publications to identify where looting occurred... and estimate the total costs of looting between May 29 and June 3."  The report authors say this value could be severely underestimated.

Man shot inside Seattle's CHOP claims racists attacked him in 'hate crime'.  A man critically injured in one of the shootings inside Seattle's chaotic, cop-free CHAZ claims it was a hate crime committed by racist infiltrators who dropped the N-word.  DeJuan Young told KIRO 7 that he was fleeing the sound of gunshots from where a teenager was shot dead early Saturday when he was accosted by at least four men who dropped a racial slur when they shot him.  "I'm not sure if they're Proud Boys or KKK," Young told the station of the attack in the so-called "Capital Hill Autonomous Zone."

CHOP Protesters Stop Seattle Workers From Removing Barriers.  City workers that arrived at the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) on Friday [6/26/2020] to remove the barriers that currently separate the zone from the rest of the city were met with resistance from protesters, culminating in the clean-up crews departing with the barriers still in place.  Workers from Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) were on the scene at about 6:00 a.m. local time with trucks and heavy machinery, setting up around the edges of the "autonomous zone."  But activists from the occupied area lay down in front of the machinery, impeding the crew from doing their job.  Two hours later, at 8:00 a.m., the workers left without having removed the barriers.

Seattle union chief:  Residents, businesses held 'hostage' by CHOP 'criminals' need leadership.  The residents and business owners surrounding Seattle's Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) "police-free" zone are effectively being held "hostage" by a "criminal element" that controls the six-block area and beyond, Seattle Police Officers Guild President Michael Solan reported Saturday [6/27/2020][.]  In an interview on "Cavuto LIVE" with host Neil Cavuto, Solan said that the protests have gone "way too far" and that Seattleites — dozens of whom are now suing the city — have "every right to be angry."

The left is always destroyed by its lies.  [Scroll down]  It's a lie that mobs calling themselves "anti-fascists" are in fact anti-fascists.  The truth is that they're actually no more anti-fascist than the various "people's republics" ruled by communist tyrants were actually for the people.  The truth is that these so-called anti-fascists are violent anti-anti-fascists who burn cities, rape women, beat those who disagree with them and seek to impose a Reign of Terror intolerant of any dissent from their diktats.

The Russian Origins of Black Neo-Marxism.  This is a systematic, canonical, and "ideologically correct" approach to the class struggle, designed to accomplish a dogmatic Marxist wealth redistribution.  Why?  Because since the 60s, all leftists have known the maxim:  "The issue is never the issue.  The issue is always the revolution."  That is why the two paramilitary wings of the Democrat party — the "white" Antifa and the "black" BLM — perfectly understand each other.  After all, the race is not a problem.  The main goal is the revolution.  (By the way, the "white" wing of the stormtroopers was also created by the communist:  Soviet agent Ernst Thalmann established Antifa in Germany in 1932.)  BLM stormtroopers are trying to provoke a racial war in America in the hope that it will develop into a civil war — simply because it is much easier to make a revolution during a war.  One of the founders of BLM, Patrisse Cullors, does not hide the fact that BLM members are "trained Marxists" who "read Marx, Lenin, and Mao."

According to Ted Cruz, Attorney General Bill Barr Is the Honey Badger.  The interview opened with Barr answering questions about federal law enforcement agencies' role in addressing the unrest and lawlessness that has been occurring nationwide. [...] He did note that when the violence began at the end of May, the thirty-five Joint Terrorism Task Force teams were activated nationwide.  These are cooperative teams of local, state, and federal agencies that are built to deal with terroristic threats.  Barr shared that these teams are conducting investigations and cranking out indictments.  Citing scores of indictments and arrests for crimes such as arson and destruction of federal property, Barr stated there were at least 500 investigations underway.  When asked about evidence of coordination in the riots, he confirmed this is part of the picture.  Barr stated anarchistic groups associated with the antifa movement are acting as provocateurs among legitimate protests.  He also confirmed there is coordination close to the event.  Often the day before or the morning of, law enforcement is seeing:
  •   Communications between groups
  •   Organization among the members
  •   Pre-planning of activities
  •   Pre-positioning of materials

Terrorized Virginia Woman, Being Attacked by Black Lives Matter Mob, Told to "Call City Hall" by 911 Operator.  Fox Host Tucker Carlson broadcast a stunning example showing how average Americans are being terrorized by rampaging mobs as local and state officials do nothing.  In the example a woman driving with her daughter through Fredericksburg, Virginia, is attacked by a mob of Black Lives Matter thugs.  Panicked the lady calls 911 for help, the response from the 911 operator is to chastise the woman and tell her to "call city hall" with her complaint.  This is a prime example of what Marxist Democrats support.

Attorney General Barr Confirms Over 500 Federal Investigations into Rioters.  Attorney General William Barr confirmed on Thursday that there are currently over 500 investigations being carried out by the Department of Justice against those who have been involved in widespread rioting over the last month, as reported by The Daily Caller.  Barr made the announcement on Senator Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) podcast "The Verdict," stating that "we've had scores of indictments so far for such things as arson, destruction of federal property," and that they are "picking up pace."  As has been previously reported, there have already been over 70 indictments across the country on federal charges.  Barr's comments come nearly one month after President Trump officially declared Antifa a domestic terrorist organization, which gave the federal government greater leeway to pursue federal charges against those involved in the violence.

Black Lives Matter Leader Threatens to 'Burn Down' America.  Trump Responds in Kind.  On Thursday [6/25/2020], President Donald Trump condemned Greater New York Black Lives Matter leader Hank Newsome in the strongest possible terms.  Newsome had told Fox News's Martha McCallum that the United States was "built on violence" and warned that if America "doesn't give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it." [...] "Black Lives Matter leader states, 'If U.S. doesn't give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it'.  This is Treason, Sedition, Insurrection!" Trump tweeted.

Seattle Autonomous Zone Begins to Disband as Protesters Leave the Area.  The "Capitol Hill Occupied Protest" (CHOP) moved towards disintegration on Thursday [6/25/2020] as protesters began leaving the area.  Four shootings have occurred in the CHOP over the past several days, leaving one person dead.  The area, which covers six blocks in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, has also been referred to as the "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone," or CHAZ.

Jim Jordan Absolutely Goes off After Jerry Nadler Gaslights Antifa as 'an Imaginary Thing'.  The mainstream media and Democrats simply can't seem to make up their minds when it comes to the radical left-wing anarchistic group Antifa.  They're either 1) modern-day versions of the WWII Normandy beach heroes and saving America from alt-right racists, 2) a fringe group joining up with white supremacist agitators to disrupt peaceful protests in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, or 3) they simply don't exist.  That they are a mythical creation was posited by Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) during a Thursday [6/26/2020] debate on the Democratic-led House's police reform bill.  Nadler, the House Judiciary Committee Chairman, stated on the House floor that Republicans were "dealing with imaginary things like Antifa".

ATF increases reward to $20K for info leading to arrest of St. Paul arson suspects.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is now offering $20,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a man and woman wanted in connection with several St. Paul business fires during recent unrest in the Twin Cities.  Jose Felan, Jr., described as being a felon with multiple convictions, was captured on video setting fires at numerous St. Paul locations, including Gordon Parks High School.  The ATF reports Mena Dyaha Yousif, Felan's girlfriend and accomplice, is believed to be helping Felan evade law enforcement officials.

As They Disband CHOP, Its Leaders Insist Their Anarchy That Enabled Rape And Murder Was Successful.  "CHOP," Seattle's lawless Capitol Hill Occupied Protest, is no longer occupied.  The "Solidarity Committee" of CHOP, the six-block cop-free area previously named CHAZ for Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, addressed their "Comrades in the struggle" on Twitter Wednesday [6/24/2020] to break the news:  "The CHOP project is now concluded."

BLM/Antifa Violence Is Prelude for November.  The left is going to riot in November no matter who wins the presidency.  Leftists have established by precedent the premise that "mostly peaceful" rioting, arson, assault, and rampant property destruction are not only acceptable, but necessary in order to purge our nation of imagined original sin.  George Floyd was merely a stroke of luck for the left; if it were not for his murder, they would have needed to conjure up another excuse for the studied and deliberate anarchy we are experiencing today.

Why Are We Letting Democrats Steal from Us?  We cannot ignore that these anarchists are robbing us of the law and order required for our safety and prosperity.  When police forces are defunded, police are told to stand down, and the public supports the criminals over law-abiding citizens, the outcome is clear.  No-go zones like CHOP in Seattle, murder rates like those of Chicago, and riots and looting like those across our cities will become commonplace.  The leftists cannot explain how destroying peaceful and nonviolent co-existence, civil discourse, critical thinking, respect for differing opinions, and an honest teaching of American history is problematic for the black community because this is not about BLM. It's about power and keeping it in the hands of Democrats.  That would be the same party that has controlled our inner cities for decades, leading to the mess we're now seeing on display.

The Left Craps Out.  There is no move that the Dems or their leftist allies can make that is not even more catastrophic, more humiliating, and more revealing.  The Antifa mob holds downtown Seattle?  Let them keep it.  The people of Seattle, and Milwaukee, and Chicago, voted for this — have been voting for it for decades — and now here it is.  It's time to pay the piper.  They deserve whatever they've got coming, and I have no sympathy for them.  No city and no state has any right to put the nation as a whole in jeopardy, and that is the end of it.

Crowds tear down statues, attack Wisconsin state senator in Madison.  Wisconsin's governor activated the National Guard on Wednesday to protect state properties after a night of violence that included the toppling of two statues outside the state Capitol, one of which commemorated an abolitionist Civil War hero.  Protesters also attacked a state senator, threw a Molotov cocktail into a government building and attempted to break into the Capitol Tuesday night, only to be repelled by pepper spray from police stationed inside.  The violence broke out as a group of 200 to 300 people protested the arrest of a Black man who shouted at restaurant customers through a megaphone while carrying a baseball bat.

Tampa Police Chief Says Two Officers [were] Injured During [an] 'Ambush' Saturday.  Police officers in Tampa, Florida, were ambushed Saturday [6/20/2020] while responding to a call, according to Tampa Police Department (TPD) Chief Brian Dugan.  The chief said "officers were called to the intersection of 15th Street N and 26th Avenue E for a report of shots fired with a possible victim," according to Fox 13.

Black Lives Matter leader states if US 'doesn't give us what we want, then we will burn down this system'.  Greater New York Black Lives Matter president Hawk Newsome joined "The Story" Wednesday to discuss the direction of the movement in the wake of George Floyd's death in police custody and the subsequent demonstrations across the country, many of which have sparked destruction and violence.  "You ... have said that violence is sometimes necessary in these situations," host Martha MacCallum told Newsome.  "What exactly is it that you hope to achieve through violence?"  "Wow, it's interesting that you would pose that question like that," Newsome responded, "because this country is built upon violence.  What was the American Revolution, what's our diplomacy across the globe?  "We go in and we blow up countries and we replace their leaders with leaders who we like.  So for any American to accuse us of being violent is extremely hypocritical."

Domestic Terrorists Have Now Resorted to Lynching Pig-Faced Mannequins in NYPD Uniforms.  The anti-law enforcement sentiment in America has gotten so bad that someone in Jacksonville, Florida dressed up a mannequin with a pig face in a New York Police Department uniform.  They then hung the mannequin from I-95 around 6 a.m.  Lamont Ross and his wife, Keva, came around the corner on I-95 and saw the mannequin.  At first they thought they saw the body of someone who had committed suicide.  "At first I thought it was a body and my heart — our heart — completely dropped," he said.  The pair, who work as medical transportation drivers, turned around to help what they thought was a person."  When the couple got to the overpass they filmed the video of what they saw.

Language warning!
Man Gets Kicked Out of CHAZ / CHOP For Being a White Christian With Privilege.  Imagine that, getting deported from America's largest mental institution.  [Video clip]

The Editor says...
Whether it's at CHAZ or Mardi Gras, it takes a special kind of person to wade into the sewer to seek and save the lost, and it's painful to watch a street preacher getting cussed out.  Aside from the politics, it is disturbing to see that young people today are unable to express themselves without the use of profanity and without shouting.  The idea of rational debate is completely unknown to them.  There is a word for people like this:

The definition of scurrilous
Black's Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition, page 1348.

Business Owners Within CHOP File Class Action Suit Against City of Seattle.  It was inevitable.  As normal Americans have watched the utter disintegration of civilized society within the Capitol Hill area of Seattle, facilitated by their idiotic, feckless "Mayor Jenny" Durkan, many have thought to themselves, "If I owned a business or lived in that part of the city, I'd refuse to pay taxes," or, "I'd sue the crap out of the city."  Now it's happening.

Seattle CHOP zone prompts lawsuit from businesses, residents: reports.  Numerous Seattle businesses — including an auto repair shop, a tattoo parlor and a property management company — sued the city Wednesday, alleging city officials were complicit in allowing an "occupied protest" that has made them feel unsafe in their neighborhood, according to reports.  Workers and residents also joined the lawsuit over CHOP, the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest, which drew scorn from President Trump and other critics who accused Mayor Jenny Durkan, the city's police chief and other city leaders of turning the area over to "anarchists."

2020 Election Will Be a Contest of the Angry.  For nearly a month, the nation has been consumed by massive protests and chronic riots, looting and arson.  The catalyst for the demonstrations — the violent and wrongful death of an African American man, George Floyd, while in the custody of Minneapolis police — is itself fading from connections with the ensuing upheavals.  Statues are toppled.  Names are abruptly changed.  Careers are canceled.  Police are both reviled — and walking off the job.  Retired generals are no longer seen as conservative traditionalists but radicals themselves who dare to take on the commander-in-chief.  Downtown Seattle is no longer in the control of the city government. [...] The people's energy, tranquilized by a two-month national quarantine and the terror of the coronavirus, has suddenly exploded in both massive protests and silent seething at the lawlessness.  The result is that for good or evil, the 2020 election is no longer really about Biden and Trump, Democratic or Republican policies, or progressive and conservative agendas.

Downtown Madison [is] not safe following unrest in city, sheriff reportedly says.  A Wisconsin sheriff reportedly said the downtown Madison area was not safe Wednesday after a turbulent few days that included violent protesters vandalizing buildings, toppling statues and attacking a state senator.  Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney said his agency stands ready to deploy additional resources to assist in handling any new protests.  More than one hundred demonstrators gathered in Madison again on Wednesday night, according to Madison's WMTV.  The recent violence prompted Gov. Tony Evers to activate the National Guard.  Both Evers and Mahoney have been criticized for their early responses to these protests.

Daily Caller Reporter Shelby Talcott Attacked, Surrounded By Protesters.  Police Pull Her To Safety, Handcuff Her For Protection.  Daily Caller reporter Shelby Talcott was surrounded by protesters and attacked Monday [6/22/2020] in Washington, D.C.  While some accused Talcott of being a police officer, one woman attempted to grab her phone.  Police ultimately pulled her back, handcuffed her and detained her briefly for her own safety.

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How does being handcuffed make one safer?

Tucker Carlson: 'The mob' is controlled by Democrats, and 'this is their militia'.  Tucker Carlson opened Tuesday's [6/23/2020] edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight" blasting liberal leaders for tolerating, if not supporting, the destruction of statues and historical monuments by far-left and anarchist protesters.  "How many stores and parks and statues and public buildings have been destroyed recently by rioters?  How many churches and memorials and monuments to our fallen soldiers have been desecrated by them?  Too many to count," Carlson said.  "Now ask yourself, how many people have been held accountable for these crimes?  Some?  A few?  No, hardly any.  Politicians applauded this destruction.  Law enforcement has ignored it.  Why is that exactly?  "Democratic politicians don't fear the mob," Carlson continued.  "Why?  Because they don't need to.  They control the mob.  The mob operates with their permission.  These are their foot soldiers.  This is their militia.  In unguarded moments, Democrats make it very clear that they know this."

D.C. protesters declare 'Black House Autonomous Zone,' desecrate St. John's Church.  Demonstrators outside the White House have declared a "Black House Autonomous Zone," in apparent imitation of the secessionist enclave in Seattle.  According to video from on-scene reporters at Lafayette Park, the demonstrators are marking the Zone by, among other things, desecrating St. John's Episcopal Church.  One video from the Daily Caller showed the letters "BHAZ" spray painted on the columns holding up the traditional "church of presidents."

Rioters Clash With DC Police, Try To Tear Down Andrew Jackson Monument, Set Up 'Black House Autonomous Zone'.  Rioters gathered Monday [6/22/2020] in Lafayette Square before the White House where they clashed with police as they attempted to tear down a monument to former U.S. President Andrew Jackson and set up a "Black House Autonomous Zone."  Video footage from [Daily Caller reporters on the ground] shows rioters attempting to pull down the monument to Jackson early on in the evening.  The protesters chanted, "Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Andrew Jackson's got to go," Fox News reported.  The rioters were unsuccessful in tearing down the monument before police arrived on the scene.

Protesters attack Wisconsin state senator in chaotic night at capitol: report.  A Democrat state senator from Milwaukee was pummeled by a group of protesters at the Wisconsin State Capitol late Tuesday during a violent clash that included two statues being toppled, a report said.  Sen. Tim Carpenter told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he was beaten after taking a photo of some of the protesters.  "I don't know what happened," he told the paper.  "All I did was stop and take a picture and the next thing I'm getting five-six punches, getting kicked in the head."

We Spent A Few Hours On Black Lives Matter Plaza — Here's What It Looked Like.  Protesters have continued to lock down one block near the White House, which many are now calling the "Black House Autonomous Zone" (BHAZ).  The Daily Caller spent hours in BHAZ on Tuesday [6/23/2020], observing what the scene would be like in the daytime after a long night of massive protests, during which a Daily Caller reporter was surrounded and police were forced to use force to save her.  Check out what a day is like just blocks away from the White House.

Seattle police investigate THIRD shooting near CHAZ where one man was injured.  Seattle police are investigating a third shooting in the Capitol Hill neighborhood near the city's 'autonomous zone,' a day after the mayor vowed to dismantle the encampment set up by anti-racism protesters.  Police tweeted the shooting took place on the edge of the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP), or Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, where demonstrators set up a police-free zone in the wake of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis police custody.  A man was taken to Harborview Medical Center at 5am on Tuesday after being shot near Cal Anderson Park and was in satisfactory condition, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg said.

Christianity becomes next battleground in cancel wars.  Christian figures and symbols have increasingly become the subject of debate as protesters across the country demand a reckoning on racial justice, pulling down statues and criticizing controversial figures along the way.  Christianity, like nearly every long-standing institution in the United States, has a complicated history with racism, prompting several leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement to call for its symbols to be adjusted or removed.  In some cities, protesters have taken matters into their own hands, pulling down statues or taking over churches.  Protesters on Monday [6/22/2020] occupied the exterior of St. John's Episcopal Church near the White House, refashioning it as the "Black House Autonomous Zone," a reference to the police-free zone in Seattle, Washington.  The church's exterior was vandalized, the second time the building has been defaced since protesters burned its basement in early June.

Lefty Seattle mayor moves to shut down CHOP, blames everyone but herself.  So much for the "block party atmosphere."  So much for the "summer of love."  Summer hadn't even started on the calendar when Seattle's Mayor Jenny Durkan was forced to shut down the whole dumpster fire of lawlessness in the heart of her city down.  She praised it and praised it — and somehow never guessed that a police-free zone might just be an attractive place for criminals.  After turning six blocks of prime downtown land to armed warlords who chased out an entire police station and then set up their own "autonomous zone," they did the predictable, turning the area into a hellhole, and the bodies piled up.  Durkan now is attempting to wipe the egg off her face after bona fide killings in the abdicated area, known as "CHOP," got to be too much.

Tom Cotton Gives a Must-Watch Speech for the Ages on the Dangers of Mob Rule and Cancel Culture.  If you're like many Americans, you've watched in horror over the last several weeks as protests for justice in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd have been used by anarchistic left-wing mobs in cities across the country to take over city streets for days or even weeks at a time.  Businesses have been looted, set on fire, and communities destroyed by thugs who have no use for law and order, who prefer to settle their differences with others by way of violent and dangerous mob rule.  Innocent people have also been assaulted.  Sadly, some have even been murdered, including law enforcement officers.  Historical statues have been vandalized and pulled down by angry leftist mobs while police and sheriff's deputies stood down and watched as it happened.  Instead of condemning these heinous actions, the so-called "leaders" in these cities and states — many of them Democrats — have either looked away, or have justified them by saying in so many words the abhorrent behavior was acceptable due to pent up frustrations over past social injustices.  Some have even absurdly suggested the mobs are merely exercising their First Amendment rights.  This is pure nonsense.

Resisting the Mob and Restoring Order.  Decent Americans might come to support this solution because of the growing disorder in America.  We see growing disrespect for law enforcement in our "premier" cities, such as New York, where hooligans douse policemen with buckets of water.  Years before the current spate of lootings, New York experienced flash mobs (aka flash robs) where gangs of young people swarm and overwhelm stores to steal merchandise.  We all pay for such theft in higher insurance premiums that get passed down to the customer as higher prices.  Such behavior should not go unpunished.  And part of that punishment could be a public flogging, performed just before perps are sent to prison.  Recidivism would get perpetrators extra lashes.  As with everything else, if we want order and domestic tranquility, there's a price to be paid.  However, Amendment VIII of the Constitution forbids "unusual punishment."  Well then, let's make corporal punishment usual again, something that lawbreakers can expect.  Some elements in American society feel they can do the most atrocious things with impunity.  That's partly because they (correctly) see the authorities as weak, too namby-pamby to do anything about their vile deeds.  They can steal, destroy property, and beat their fellow citizens senseless, and they rightly figure that the government isn't going to bring them to account.

WWII monument in Charlotte defaced with hammer and sickle.  A World War II memorial in North Carolina's largest city was reportedly defaced over the weekend with a hammer and sickle.  The 20-foot-tall memorial, located at Evergreen Cemetery in Charlotte, contains the names of more than 500 county residents who died fighting in WWII, WBTV reported.

After Being UNFAIRLY Stopped by D.C. Police From Toppling Andrew Jackson Statue, Female Rioters Go Berserk.  'It's just really unfair when you put all that effort into pulling down a statue of President Andrew Jackson and the cops stop you.'  Townhall reporter Julio Rosas watched the drama unfold on Monday night [6/22/2020] in Washington, D.C's Lafayette Park.  The first clip shows the scene after police had dispersed the mob with pepper spray.  In the second video, Rosas recorded two extremely angry young women who were shrieking at the police officers. [...] The most noteworthy takeaway is just how brazen the rioters are.  They've been stopped by the police in the act of destroying public property, which is illegal, and instead of being placed under arrest, they are acting like petulant children.  It is their constitutional right to protest peacefully.  It is not their right to deface property that doesn't belong to them.  And one wonders why these women haven't been arrested.  One of them is clearly out of control.

Seattle will move to dismantle 'CHOP' zone after shootings, mayor says.  Seattle will move to end the police-free zone known as the "Capitol Hill Organized Protest," or "CHOP," after two recent shootings, one of which was deadly, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Monday — signaling that a stunning chapter in the city's history could be drawing to a close.  The mayor said the violence was distracting from changes sought by thousands of peaceful protesters seeking to address racial inequity and police brutality.  Activists set up "CHOP" in the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood about two weeks ago, barricading off the area after police evacuated a ransacked precinct building there.  "The cumulative impacts of the gatherings and protests and the nighttime atmosphere and violence has led to increasingly difficult circumstances for our businesses and residents," Durkan said at a news conference.  "The impacts have increased and the safety has decreased."

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The mayor could have made the same statement a week earlier.  Her tepid response is an announcement of her own weakness.  She should have had all the occupants of CHAZ arrested for insurrection and mayhem, and then dismantled the hippies' commune.

Democrats and fellow leftists are snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.  Much as Democrats would like to deny it, the reality is that Americans were unanimous in condemning how George Floyd died at police hands in a Democrat-run city.  Even after learning that Floyd was a career criminal hopped up on drugs when he met his death, Americans were willing to accept the Democrats' (and their fellow leftists') demands for police reform.  Had Democrats stopped there, they could have achieved yet another incremental leftward push for their political agenda, a victory they could have put toward their next moment of political theater.  The problem is that Democrats have trained their army of college grads, minorities, and other victim groups to view words as violence, to hate America's institutions, and to believe that hysteria is persuasive.  Once you unleash these emotionally unstable and factually ignorant foot soldiers on the world, they are unstoppable, even if it's in the best interests of their cause that they stop.

What Happens When the Madness Ends?  Recently, there was murder in the CHAZ/CHOP-shop summer of love, and more random violence.  Soon average Seattle citizens will want their city's core back if only to reclaim their full 911 response.  When the police begin not showing up for assaults, thefts, and break-ins, and criminals do what criminals do without consequences, the proverbial victims and vulnerable will have had enough and either move away or organize. [...] When pistol-packing, AR-15 toting Raz Simone declares himself exempt from his own past homophobia and repulsive N-word vocabulary, and struts armed to the teeth at the head of his posse while blocking the police from aiding those shot and dying, then there is no society left.  And those who want society back at some point will act, whether silently or visibly.  Either Raz will be arrested — or bought off by a social justice Seattle billionaire and retired to a gifted lakeside home.  Either way, he will go soon.

NYPD Cops Poisoned at Shake Shack:  Where Are We Heading?  Americans are now facing a new reality:  Three New York Police Department (NYPD) cops had their drinks poisoned with bleach at Shake Shack.  This comes on the heels of National Guardsmen who found shards of glass baked into a pizza they ordered while deployed at the Washington, D.C. protests.

So much for Seattle's 'summer of love'.  So much for Seattle's 'summer of love.'  That's some 'block party atmosphere' they've got in the CHOP.  Less than two weeks after Seattle's mayor allowed warlords to declare an autonomous zone over six blocks of Seattle in the name of 'abolishing' the police, the place is already starting to look like Liberia.

For second straight night, shooting reported in cop-free Seattle protest zone.  At least one person was shot on Sunday night inside Seattle's autonomous protest zone, where demonstrators have settled during the civil unrest sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers.  The Seattle Police Department said in a tweet at 11:26 p.m. that one person had suffered a gunshot wound while inside the area and that a second shooting may have taken place.  "Police investigating reported shooting inside CHOP zone," the department wrote.  "One person at HMC with gun shot wound."

CHAZ doesn't deserved to be saved by taxpayer dollars.  In a series of shocking and stunning turn of events, the cop-banning, anarchy-baiting Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone of Seattle has devolved into death and violence.  The illegal settlement known as "CHAZ" suffered a shooting resulting in one person killed and at least one other injured, and that's after a slew of rapes and robberies the Seattle police chief claimed that the police couldn't respond to in the region.  Raz Simone, the supposed "warlord" of the CHAZ, claimed that paramedics, terrified of entering the region, let the slain person bleed out, though the claim hasn't been independently corroborated.  Regardless, that is what you get for illegally declaring an "autonomous" zone.  If you're going to break the law and our social contract to illegally occupy land that is not yours with the sole purpose of living out of the purview of law enforcement, you give up your right to people still abiding by our social contract entering.  That includes paramedics.

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Who's paying for the water and electricity being used in the CHAZ?

After early morning shooting in CHOP, occupied area returns to its new normal.  A shooting on Capitol Hill early Saturday left one teenager dead, another person critically injured and raised new questions about the city's capacity to provide emergency and medical services to the protest zone that has taken over the heart of the neighborhood for the last 12 days.  There is no public evidence to suggest the shooting was connected to the protest, but neither Seattle police detectives nor Seattle fire medics reached the scene after the shootings, according to city officials and videos of the aftermath.

"Some White People May Have to Die for Black Communities to Be Made Whole" — Far Left UGA Teaching Assistant on Black Lives Matter Movement.  Irami Osei-Frampong, a University of Georgia graduate student and teaching assistant recently wrote that some white people may have to die before black communities will be made whole. (Note:  His name is spelled Irami Osei-Frimpong on Twitter.)  Osei-Frampong made the comments on Facebook and says he's confused on why his words are so controversial.  [Video clip]

Murder in The Lawless Seattle Autonomous Zone — Police Blocked From Responding After Two People Shot.  The Mayor of Seattle Jenny Durkan now has blood on her hands after two people were shot last night and one killed inside the lawless Seattle Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) zone.  After two people were shot the responding police and paramedics were blocked by the lawless occupying mob.  One of the people died; the other was taken to the hospital by occupiers.  Obviously, the autonomous zone has become a severe danger to those within it.

My terrifying five-day stay inside Seattle's cop-free CHAZ.  On June 8, Seattle police frantically loaded what they could from the east precinct onto trucks and cars.  Within hours, they boarded up and abandoned the station.  That night, left-wing protesters from Black Lives Matter and Antifa declared ownership of the six-block neighborhood in the middle of the Pacific Northwest's largest city.  They named their new territory the "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone," or CHAZ.  No laws or rules applied here except for one:  "No cops allowed."  During five undercover days and nights in the zone, I witnessed a continuing experiment in anarchy, chaos and brute-force criminality.  In order to avoid being exposed as a journalist — several reporters have been barred or expelled — I slept and showered outside the zone.  (Those inside have no showers but they do have portable bathrooms.)  I took meals, and most of my water breaks, elsewhere because I was reluctant to remove my mask and risk being recognized.  Every day I entered the zone twice through its semi-porous borders — once in the early afternoon, and again after sundown, staying until the wee hours.  Crime has surged inside and outside the zone.

"Pure terror": Live Streamer Manhandled While Reporting On CHAZ.  Say, wasn't the point of the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone to show how we could all live without police?  If so, then the wan clucking of tongues from the CHAZ "leadership" over this assault seems to indicate that some responsible authority is needed to keep the peace in an urban setting.  Seattle's KOMO-TV reports on the manhandling received by Shawn Whiting when he attempted to live-stream life within CHAZ or CHOP in what had been a public park.  KOMO has not made the video embeddable, but Whiting has it up on his own YouTube channel.

Black Lives Matter:  Democrats Can't Live With Them, and Can't Live Without Them.  What do these people want?  The rioter wants to have fun, which to him means stealing as much cool stuff as he can and destroying whatever he wants.  Probably he's a bit amazed at the topsy-turvy world he's created.  The people he used to fear — the cops — now fear him.  He can see it in their eyes.  And when the cops take a knee, he sees surrender.  For him, these are the best of times.  He knows this can't last forever, but he also knows that whenever it does end, he'll own lots more stuff and probably be immune from prosecution.

CHOP Activists Construct Giant Black Power Fist Statue But Can't Lift It Into Place.  You're going to just love your new country when it comes to your neighborhood.  The far left citizens of CHOP, formerly CHAZ, attempted last night to hoist a giant Black Power Fist statue inside their commune.  But the statue was too heavy for the far left activists and feminist allies so they abandoned their project.

Suspect wanted for burning of 3rd Minneapolis Police Precinct arrested in Colorado.  On Tuesday, the U.S. Marshals Service, alongside with the ATF, announced a 22-year-old suspect has been arrested in connection to the fire set at the Minneapolis Police Department's 3rd Precinct last month.  According to a tweet, Dylan Shakespeare Robinson was arrested in Breckenridge, Colorado.  He is one of several suspects wanted for the burning of the police station on May 28. Breckenridge police told KSTP that Robinson was arrested at around 2 p.m.  Sunday in the parking lot of a recreation center.  The arrest was a joint operation between local police and the ATF.

Observations By The Enemy Forces.  [Scroll down]  You see a number of important things in this sitrep, including: [a] the willingness to use human shields (what he calls peaceful protesters) in order gain a tactical advantage, [b] total disregard for property belonging to other people, and the willingness to steal it for tactical advantage (since it's obvious that there was no logistical planning involved, logistics had to be acquired on the spot), [c] the ease with which police were completely outnumbered (here the police didn't rely on what the tool the constitution and state laws gives states, i.e., the militia), [d] the total disregard for collateral damage (fires could easily have expanded to other areas, and in fact did so), and [e] the intent to foment this kind of violence in order to produce anarchy. [...] I maintain, as I always will, that none of this would have been possible, and that almost every bit of it could have been suppressed, except for the willingness of politicians to allow, and even foster this.

Wife of Police Officer Posts Video of Threats She and Her Husband Receive Because He Is a Police Officer.  Kimberly Bauer is married to a police officer. [...] Because she is open about her marriage to a police officer Kimberly and her family receive death wishes and abuse.  Kimberly spoke about a few of those vile threats in a recent TikTok video.  This is outrageous and heartbreaking.

Seattle man living in CHOP sounds alarms over safety: 'We're sitting ducks in here'.  Business owners and residents in Seattle's so-called "Capitol Hill Occupied Protest" zone, or CHOP, are growing increasingly concerned about safety inside the area, according to local reports.  Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best declared this week that there's no "cop-free zone" in the city, but stakeholders in the neighborhood around the abandoned East Precinct police station say otherwise.  And response times to 911 calls in the surrounding area have tripled since police vacated the building, according to authorities.

Seattle police officers will only enter CHOP if matter of 'significant life-safety,' mayor says.  Seattle police officers have agreed to only enter the Capitol Hill Organized Protest, or the CHOP, to respond to "significant life-safety issues," according to the mayor's office.  "The Seattle Police Department's definition of life-safety issues may include an active shooter incident, an assault, a structure fire, significant medical emergency (i.e. heart attack, stroke, trauma) and other incidents that threaten a person's life safety," the office of Mayor Jenny Durkan said on Tuesday [6/16/2020]. City officials and organizers occupying the area previously called the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, or the CHAZ, reached an agreement to remove temporary roadblocks set in place by protesters and replace them with concrete barriers, reducing the size of the zone from about seven city blocks to just three.

CHAZ devolves into a Fyre festival, a really bad band camp that didn't quite get the Porta-Potties up.  The Capital Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), is now being rebranded as the Capital Hill Organized Protest (CHOP), and still disgusting as ever.  That's a sign of a public relations problem and the pictures are clear enough from journalist Andy Ngo: [Tweet] [...] But I like the band camp comparison even more.  Because far from being pioneers of any sort, people creating something new out of the raw wilderness, these Antifa-led denizens are infantilized babies, begging others to provide their food and diaper changes for them.  They don't build or produce anything of value, so they just beg.  Their only 'autonomy' is in their toddler-like tantrums demanding to get whatever they want.  The authorities play momma, as do their more productive peers on the outside with cash or commodities to donate to their upkeep.  But they themselves are perpetual dependents, and Momma Government can shut them down any time were she not so adoring of them.  They exist by the leave of others.

Raging mob of protesters violently attack, threaten to kill man until he pulls out his gun.  Why is he the one arrested?  A member of a violent New Mexico rage mob brought a skateboard to a gun fight, with the expected outcome occurring.  As seen in a viral video, a man is beating a hasty retreat from a left-wing protest at a monument of conquistador Juan de Oñate — the mob was calling for the statue to be removed, and began to take matters into their own hands with a pickax, according to the Albuquerque Journal.  This being a fair representation of the left-wing chaos in American streets today.  Members of the armed New Mexico Civil Guard, a civilian group, tried to protect the monument, intervening when the pickax was deployed, the newspaper reported — why local police were not involved is another question.

CHAZ Occupier Suggests 'Rounding Up All the White People' into Work Brigades.  A post that appeared on the subreddit for the Seattle 'CHAZ' autonomous zone that has been taken over by left-wing extremists suggests rounding up all the white people and organizing them into forced work brigades.  That's right.  Some of the very same people protesting against racism and slavery want to enslave people based on their skin color.  So progressive!  The discussion appears to be focused around identifying potential 'white supremacists' who are trying to infiltrate CHAZ, a 6 block area of downtown Seattle occupied by Antifa and BLM supporters after the police force fled their precinct.  The area now seems to have been renamed 'CHOP' after some of the occupiers wanted to send a message to anyone who resisted that their fate would resemble what happened during the French Revolution when adversaries were beheaded.

Over 431 Police Officers Injured or Killed in Recent Far Left Black Lives Matter Protests and Riots.  On Monday June 1, 2020, four police officers were shot in St. Louis City.  The far left rioters threw gas on police.  The 7-11 downtown was looted and torched.  Across town retired Police Captain David Dorn was shot dead while protecting a pawnshop.  The looters shot Dorn and he bled out while being filmed on Facebook live.  The killers understood no police would be coming.  The video of the shootout between street thugs and police was later posted on YouTube.  This was like something out of Afghanistan except that it was St. Louis City not far from downtown St. Louis.

America's Choice:  Chicago or MAGA Country.  As societal unrest and economic anxiety grip our land, the ascendant and increasingly aggressive leftists seek a wholesale transformation of America into the harsh realities of Chicago, a place afflicted by violence, bereft of opportunity, and committed to stifling statism.  In recent weeks, agitators have deployed street violence to achieve political power in ways unseen in this country since at least the 1960s, and perhaps since the Civil War.  Amazingly, a litany of establishment media voices are providing explicit approval and cover for them.  CNN anchor Chris Cuomo declared, "Show me where it says protests are to be polite and peaceful."  Well, Chris, human decency and common sense dictate that protests in a civil society entail neither violence nor vandalism.  But, if you are too conscience-challenged for such awareness, the First Amendment to our Constitution also protects, explicitly, "the right of the people to peaceably assemble."

A viral video reveals the black lives that Black Lives Matter destroyed.  [Scroll down]  The unnamed woman narrating the video says every grocery store she's gone to looks like the one in her video.  To the extent there's food left, it's some random produce (which did not attract the marauders).  All the other food — fresh, refrigerated, frozen, or boxed — has been hurled to the floor and trampled.  The non-food aisles have also been ransacked.  Walking through aisle after aisle, she implores the person viewing the video to "look at this."

Anarchy in Downtown Seattle Not a 'Festive Zone'.  Most revolutions don't end in liberty; rather, they typically end in bloodshed and merciless tyranny.  The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone ("CHAZ"), which was created in Seattle, is being billed as a cop-free zone (or something along those lines), and is being treated by more than a few media organizations as little more than a social justice street festival. [...] So, what exactly is the Seattle autonomous zone, and what does it stand for?  On June 8, some of the protesters drew up a list of what my colleague GianCarlo Canaparo called "foolish and dangerous policy proposals," including abolishing courts, prisons, and the police.  They also demanded citizenship for illegal immigrants, socialized medicine, and reparations for black Americans.  The zone has a mix of peaceful occupiers and some not so peaceful ones, combining that so-called social justice street festival with the threat and occasional eruptions of robbery, property destruction, and bloodshed.

Now What?  Peaceful protest in any cause is as American as apple pie, but what we saw in the wake of George Floyd's murder is as despicable as anything recently seen in our nation.  What makes it worse is the silence and seemly support in many quarters for anarchists who have highjacked the protests to promote their own ends.  These are the white liberals and leftists groups like Antifa who could care less about the major problems that exist in black communities and made worse by the rioting and looting. [...] The recent looting and property destruction, as well as the high crime rates in many black neighborhoods, have the effect of a law that outlaws economic growth and opportunities.  During the recent mayhem in black communities, stores of many types were looted and destroyed.  CVS pharmacy has closed 60 stores in 21 states amid looting and protests.  Large stores like Walmart were looted and burned.  Many smaller stores and businesses were looted and burned.  Who will bear the ultimate cost of the rioting?  If you said black people, you are right.

Progressive Mayor Who Supported Black Lives Matter Gets Home Vandalized During Riots, Calls It 'Domestic Terrorism'.  It's all fun and protests until someone vandalized your home.  Olympia, Washington, Mayor Cheryl Selby has been a vocal supporter of Black Lives Matter and those protesting and rioting across the nation, yet when her own home was vandalized during the demonstrations, she called it "domestic terrorism."  The Olympian reported late last week that "two groups converged in downtown Olympia, and some became destructive, burning flags, smashing windows, and spray painting businesses" before moving into Selby's neighborhood and vandalizing her home.

Progressive, BLM-supporting Mayor of Olympia, WA calls riots 'domestic terrorism' after her home is vandalized.  Mayor Cheryl Selby of Olympia, Washington just got her consciousness raised. [...] Rioters never stop to check the politics of the owners of buildings that they trash.  The gay rainbow banner boght her no immunity.  But many liberals somehow seem to think that they are exempt from the chaos they unleash by offering their support to violent radicals.  The owners of businesses looted and burned have suffered a lot more than she did, annoying though it is to be spray painted.  Many have had their life savings and life's work destroyed, though guilty of nothing.

Will CHAZ Become a Cradle of America's 'Color Revolution'?  Six blocks of the Seattle downtown that were ceded to protesters after several tense nights of standoffs with police were declared the "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone" (CHAZ). It resembles a commune and is centered on the East Precinct building, which the police abandoned on June 8. [...] On June 12, the mayor of Seattle, Jenny Durkan, compared CHAZ to a block party rather than an armed takeover and described it as "no threat right now to the public."  In his tweet, President Trump demanded that Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Seattle's mayor take their city back:  "If you don't do it, I will."  Both have hit back by advising Trump to "go back to his bunker" and "stay out of Washington state's business."  The horror of the situation is, they have every right to say that.  The media and the politicians like Durkan and Inslee described Trump as a dictator and pure evil comparable to Hitler, but he still won't use the military to suppress what local authorities call a "peaceful protest."

Seattle Installs Concrete Barriers to Protect #CHAZ #CHOP Armed Leftist Occupation Zone.  The government of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) on Tuesday installed concrete barriers on city streets on the boundaries of the area occupied by armed leftists to prevent vehicles from entering.  One lane is reported to be left open to allow access by emergency vehicles.  Police will not be allowed in except to respond to life-threatening crimes.  The concrete barriers are encased in plywood so occupiers can paint the new barricades with slogans and 'art'.

The State of CHAZ.  Over the past week, following Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan's decision to abandon the Seattle Police Department's East Precinct Building, left-wing protesters have transformed the surrounding neighborhood into the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), hoping to create a new political authority based on social-justice principles. [...] Almost immediately, activists established a social structure based on a "reverse hierarchy of oppression": Native American, black, and trans women are the highest authority; diversity determines individual social status; and whites are called upon to perform rituals of atonement.  Through a series of speeches and community gatherings, activists have sought to implement the social theory of "decolonization," which, in the words of Black Lives Matter activist Nikkita Oliver, means overthrowing capitalism, eliminating the structures of "patriarchy, white supremacy, and classism," and returning the land of the autonomous zone to displaced Native American tribes.

What It's Actually Like inside Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone.  Media outlets left and right have turned their spotlight to an emerging "nation" in one Seattle neighborhood:  the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), a six-block occupied space that a group of Antifa, anarchists, and progressive community activists took by force.  But a lot of them are getting key details wrong in their coverage. [...] When fights break out, nearby activists caution you not to record them for posting online, as it may bring the wrong kind of attention to the commune they're portraying as peaceful.  When I recorded the Saturday afternoon fight, one of the CHAZ security members repeatedly bumped into me to try and prevent me from doing so.  He used the same strategy to stop a colleague from another outlet trying to film the fight.  And on Twitter, self-proclaimed Antifa groups and other CHAZ activists post the photos and names of people in the crowd so they can be targeted for possible harassment or watched in case they cause trouble.  In CHAZ, you're welcome to deliver ideologically driven speeches preaching the most extreme left-wing positions.  But free-speech rights are not universally respected.

Black Lives Matter for Democrats — But Only During the Six Months Before an Election.  The worst tragedy is that which regularly hits and pulverizes the Black community.  People get sold on a narrative, fashioned and shaped by manipulators with political agendas, and they get suckered into joining the crowd.  In the tragic case of George Floyd, he is being leveraged for political gain.  It all is cynical politics.

The Kountry is Korona Krazy.  [Scroll down]  In Seattle, people calling themselves anti-fascists stormed a police station and took over a neighborhood.  They're extorting money from small local businesses in exchange for "protecting" them.  They expel the people they don't like from their little utopia.  Now they're threatening to form their own nation in downtown Seattle comprised of only people they like.  They call it Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, or CHAZ (how hip is that?).  This bit of socialist paradise is ruled by a homophobic criminal warlord who prances around with an AK-47.  The Seattle police chief wants to expel these criminals and return the neighborhood to the residents.  For that, Seattle libs want to cancel her.  In their eyes, the fact that she is a black and a woman is not enough; if she opposes people who trespass, loot, riot and steal in the name of a protest, then she's a racist.  The Seattle mayor is more woke than the police chief.  Unlike the police chief, the mayor supports the rioters.  Because the rioters hate America and she does too.

Will CHAZ Be Death Knell For America's Big Cities?  The takeover of a chunk of downtown Seattle — renamed the "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone," or CHAZ, by one group of far-left protesters, and "Capitol Hill Occupied Protest," or CHOP, by others — has been treated as a joke in some quarters.  It's no joke. [...] Seattle's ditzy left-wing mayor, Jenny Durkan, wants to, well, just let folks hang there for a while.  She likened the violent capture of part of her city to a "block party" and the infamous "summer of love."  More like a summer of hate.  Reports that the heavily armed extreme-left Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club has been engaged to protect BLM leaders inside CHAZ/CHOP is a bad sign.  If Seattle police finally decide to take back their precinct, will they have their hands tied by extreme restrictions imposed by the mayor and the equally far-left city council?  The answer is yes.  And the likelihood of a tragic outcome will be increased.  You can bet the John Brown Gun Club won't have any such restrictions.

Don't Clean Up the Left's Mess.  Democrat mayors and governors are rushing to sweep the riots under the rug, pretending they never happened or branding them as "peaceful protests."  It should go without saying that the looting and rioting we witnessed recently was not justified by the death of George Floyd.  Nowhere in the legal code does it say that one unlawful act can provide an excuse for other unlawful acts.  Anyone who picked up a brick and chucked it through a window, anyone who torched a police car, anyone who stole a big-screen TV — anyone who engaged in lawless behavior because George Floyd died a wrongful death is a criminal, not a hero.  Their behavior cannot be sanctioned, nor should it be covered up.

Video appears to show a white woman setting fire to Wendy's in Atlanta where Rayshard Brooks was killed as black protesters shout 'it wasn't us'.  Video footage appears to show a masked white woman setting fire to a Wendy's restaurant near where a black man was shot dead by police, as authorities offer a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of arsonists.  The fast-food outlet was torched late on Saturday during demonstrations that erupted over the killing of 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks by police officers on Friday [6/12/2020].  A video clip filmed by a protester that appeared to show a woman fanning the flames.

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No matter who started the fire, there is plenty of footage showing black rioters trashing the restaurant and looting a nearby gas station.  If a white instigator started the fire, that doesn't excuse the black mob that followed.

Three Species of Protesters.  [Scroll down]  The last species on my list of demonstration fauna, the barbarous, hardly needs an introduction.  He is a creature fundamentally unfit to live in civilized society.  Whether this is because he grew up without a father or, like Jeffrey Dahmer, simply happened to be born without a conscience is of little practical relevance.  When the cinderblock hits the bystander's skull, we really need to stop talking about what the perpetrator might have been and deal bluntly with what he is.  Where the radical is an ideologue, motivated by manipulating the crowd, the barbarian is clearly present for the pure bestial excitement of looting, mayhem, and bloodshed.  Far from being outraged by events, the barbarian delights in the opportunity to riot and would riot every day if no one were there to stop him.  When liberal mayors engage in conciliatory tearful sympathy toward an uncoordinated mob of looters, eagerly engaged in wrecking everything in sight, they are simply conflating the barbarian with the sincere.

Uncle Sam Just Started Delivering Payback for Terror Riots.  The Department of Justice has filed what looks to be the first tranche of charges against violent antifa protesters from coast to coast following weeks of rioting in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by police. [...] More than 50 people have been indicted on various charges in La Mesa, Calif., Minneapolis, Austin, Dallas, Baton Rouge, Philly, St. Paul, and Tacoma.  Conspicuously absent in this wave of indictments is anyone from Portland, Ore., arguably the area most seeded with members of the group designated as domestic terrorists by the Trump administration.

Protester in Seattle's CHAZ demands white demonstrators give out cash.  A protester in the police-free district set up by demonstrators in Seattle demanded that white demonstrators fork over $10 to their black counterparts.  A video, uploaded to Twitter Saturday, shows a man inside the city's Capital Hill Autonomous Zone, or CHAZ, urging protesters to donate the cash.  "I want you to find by the time you leave this autonomous zone, I want you to ... to give $10 to one African American person from this autonomous zone," said the unidentified protestor speaking to dozens inside the area near the city's East Precinct that was abandoned by police last week following two weeks of clashes after the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis last month.  "If you have a hard time giving $10 you got to think are you really down with this struggle, are you really down with the movement," he said.  "If that is a challenge for you, I'm not sure you are in the right place."

The Goth ISIS Utopia and Other Leftist Nonsense.  A group of anarcho-communist-BLM nitwits surrounded and "occupied" six city blocks in Seattle's Capitol Hill.  David Burge "Iowahawk" refers to this as the "Goth ISIS Utopia," a description so apt I've appropriated it for the headline of this article.  The mayor of Seattle, older but just as dumb as that of Minneapolis, laughed it off as a "block party."  Civilians and business owners trapped inside the borders aren't too happy.  Neither is the chief of police, who was forced to abandon a precinct there, blames the mayor for making her abandon it, and asserts she plans to take it back.  The various elements in the enclave are already fighting each other and within days a man called Warlord of CHAZ (Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone) controlled the area.  He's black; most of the denizens are white.  He is the judge and jury there, it seems, and in one documented incident, caught someone drawing unauthorized graffiti on a wall and his gang punched out the author of the message, broke his glasses and confiscated his cell phone.  The Warlord is reportedly the only one in the commune who's armed.

A Bad Rap.  In the newly formed principality of CHAZ (the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone), the only thing actively being produced is irony — and plenty of it.  The leader (an admittedly hazy distinction) is a local rapper with an AK-47 and enough gold rings to pay for all of the commune's needs, if he was willing to give them up, which he's not.  Apparently seizing his property for the people is still unacceptable.  CHAZ has erected border walls to keep out foreigners and demands voter-unfriendly (and likely racist) photo IDs at checkpoints.  The local citizenry divides its time between demanding that all land be seized for communal farming, and begging for food that someone else has produced.

Chaz Utopia Lives On.  Chaz abolishes alphabet and math.  End systematic oppression now! [Numerous video clips.]

I went to visit the country of CHAZ near Seattle today.  You may have heard otherwise but it seemed more like a tourist attraction than a protest to me.  There was no check point at the border, people were coming and going freely.  I never saw a gun.  The place was full of tourists looking around and taking pictures.  The locals are really into defacing the property of their new country.  Spray paint is their national past time.  It was mid afternoon on Thursday [6/11/2020] so the unemployment rate is about 99%.  The people with homes there voted for a Communist city council member so they approve of their neighborhood being turned into a zoo.   [Two video clips]

Police Fire Tear Gas And Rubber Bullets At Protesters.  San Luis Obispo California.  [Video clip]

New letterhead, already?  CHAZ purportedly changes name to CHOP amid infighting.  CHAZ has 99 problems, and all of them involve fighting.  First, some of the left-wing activists who inhabit the so-called Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) in Seattle are reportedly trying to rename it the Capitol Hill Occupation Protest (CHOP), and the evidence suggests it's because they're embarrassed.  The thing about autonomy is it denotes self-reliance.  Yet the Chazistanis, as they've been mockingly called, displayed zero self-reliance when they called the Seattle Fire Department late Thursday to help them with a dumpster fire.

Antifa doesn't have to TURN violent.  It's always violent.
Antifa Faction Of Occupy Seattle Group Turns Violent — CHAZ Community Attacks and Chokes Christian Speaker.  Things are slowly devolving into violent confrontation in the nation of CHAZ Seattle.  However, the violence is not with law enforcement; the violence is internal as Antifa factions within the occupy movement begin doing what they are famous for, being violent.  An openly christian man walks into the occupied zone within Seattle, the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone or CHAZ, to share the message of Jesus Christ.  The Antifa elements immediately confronted the man, threw him to the ground and began choking him.

Seattle's CHAZ: Non-conformist Utopia, or Politically Correct Hell?  Secession is considered treason by mobs hauling down Confederate statues in other cities, but it's the very basis of CHAZ, Seattle's separate "autonomous zone."  Signs at the barricades read "Property of the People" and "Leaving USA."  But from a video tour of the new country, it doesn't look promising so far. [...] CHAZ was created after a ten-day standoff between police and angry protesters ended with the police abandoning their precinct house and seeing it taken over by the mob.  "This is an exercise in trust and deescalation" was how Seattle police chief Carmen Best explained the situation.  John Carlson, a talk-show host on Seattle's KVI radio, says that CHAZ is only the latest capitulation by city leaders:  "They've allowed homeless encampments and petty crime to overrun the city.  The people taking over CHAZ knew no one would push back no matter what they did."  Indeed, a report by a former official in the Seattle mayor's office found that a mere 100 "prolific offenders" among the homeless were responsible for more than 3,500 criminal cases.  Often they were released from jail the same day they were taken in.

You can't rally, but we can riot.  Are you ready for the second blame wave?  As the country braces itself for an inevitable repeat surge in COVID-19 infections, we're told red-state governors 'opened too soon'. The next outbreak, we can be sure, will be something to do with the fact the President decided to resume his political rallies, approximately two weeks from now.  What nobody says is that individual or social behavior is the cause.  It can't possibly be the thousands of people closely together marching down city streets yelling and chanting, some with masks, some not.  The guidelines fell completely by the wayside for the Democrats and much of network cable news.

Chicago students take over police HQ, tried to mimic CHAZ, but they got hungry and had to pee.  "Autonomous zones" cropping up around the country appear to be Occupy Wall Street redux, only with a different cause than the 2011 campaign — both share one common element, that being a left-wing maneuver leading up to a presidential election.  With the People's Republic of Seattle setting the tone, progressive zealots in Chicago gave it the old college try, though you could say they are making a mess of it. [...] The students want officers disarmed of guns and non-lethal weapons and an ultimate plan to disband the department by 2022, The Hyde Park Herald reported.  According to one of the organizers, they want to replace law enforcement with "investment in genuine care — student counseling, services that genuinely make this community more inclusive and more safe for everyone, not just an illusion of safety that excludes some people."

Antifa Deathwish.  The first wave of protests spread out from Minneapolis and brought thousands and then tens of thousands of people into the streets.  Rioting and looting followed, first in Minnesota and then in other states as the protests spread.  The protests grew even larger, appearing in almost every major American city and spreading quickly upward, leveraging rapid changes from previously reluctant or disinterested local legislatures and elite cultural institutions.  The de facto motto of the protests has become "defund the police," though no one can agree on exactly what that means.  The editors of Bon Appetit magazine and the Times' opinion page have both resigned in disgrace, for different reasons.  With an incredible speed that seems at least partly connected to the lockdowns they are bringing to an end, the protests spread across the globe. [...] The argument over who is responsible for the wanton destruction gets one thing right:  There are many different groups in America right now who want to see the country burn, each with their own reasons.  The secret to understanding antifa is not a hidden connection to Soros or the DNC or a map of clandestine brick deposit sites, it's that the group's influence is a function of its strange abusive romance with the media establishment and political elites.

Anarchy, Seattle, and All That CHAZ.  CHAZ is a mixed commercial and residential neighborhood that contains one of Seattle's principal police stations.  That station was surrendered to the rioters who have occupied it for about a week.  The anarchists have set up barriers to entry (and exit?) around the CHAZ.  Seattle police are reportedly not responding to reports of rape and other serious crimes committed inside the CHAZ.  According to Police Chief Carmen Best, rapes, robberies, and all sorts of violent acts were taking place in the CHAZ. Earlier, an assistant Seattle police chief told reporters that there were complaints that the anarchists have imposed fees on business owners and residents for the privilege of living and operating there.  She said that was extortion and invited reports to the police (who won't do anything). The Wall Street Journal wrongheadedly wrote that these fees were a "tax."  No, the cop was right: they're extortion.  The rulers of CHAZ have no legal authority to impose any taxes.

Trump and Barr Fooled Them All.  Peaceful protests across the country about the death of a black man named George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis quickly turned into a series of violent nationwide riots.  It turned out much of this rioting seen across America was orchestrated by anarchist groups loosely referred to by the name "Antifa."  President Trump and Attorney General William Barr on May 31 announced that Antifa had been designated as a terror group and that all federal law enforcement agencies were now coordinating their efforts through the 56 FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces to "identify criminal organizers and instigators."  While the Democrats and the media anticipated getting the optics they so desperately craved of Trump sending in soldiers with bayonets fixed charging at the "peaceful protesters," what they got instead was the sudden appearance of a bunch of federal tactical units from the FBI, the Secret Service, the DEA, ATF, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Bureau of Prisons, and other agencies, in full gear, many with no rifles, and certainly no bayonets.  As the entire nation is about to belatedly discover, federal agents do not need the permission of governors or mayors before they can enter a state or a city to enforce federal laws and arrest those who are breaking them.  And it happens to be a federal crime to conduct terror attacks against American communities.

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When the leaders of this insurrection go to trial, they might argue that it's not terrorism if the people of the city aren't terrified.  The city leaders in Seattle seem quite sympathetic to the rioters, not terrorized.

CHAZ offers useful insights into the practical realities of revolutionary communes.  It appears that someone has prevailed upon Seattle Mayor Jenny "Summer of Love" Durkan to bring to an end the glorious revolutionary commune that is Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (aka CHAZ). Many of us would have liked to see this race-based, criminal-friendly, socialist experiment last a little longer.  Still, even during its short time as an independent nation within America, CHAZ provided useful insights into what happens when you abandon both the framework of civil society and the free market.

Irony Overload:  Autonomous Zone 'Warlord' May Soon Be Canceled after Old Homophobic Tweets Surface.  As we've previously reported, the Democrat/media-driven rush to "cancel" anyone who decides to think for themselves instead of participating in left-wing groupthink in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd is at a fever pitch, with professors, media figures, and pro-sports icons among those being tossed into the fire left and right.  But in an ironic twist of fate, a cancel notice may soon be coming for Raz Simone, the "warlord" of the radical Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) in Seattle, Washington as old homophobic tweets from his Twitter account have surfaced that appear to be legit based on various web archive websites (language warning): [Tweets]

Seattle Resident Speaks Out About Life On The Border Of CHAZ.  A Seattle resident living in Capitol Hill, where activists have taken over a roughly six-block radius and turned it into the "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone" (CHAZ), spoke with the Daily Caller in an exclusive interview about life on the border of the commune.  The man, who asked to only be referred to as Brandon, said he has been terrified since the protests began.  Brandon said protesters are at his gates every night, adding that his "own government" has abandoned the people.

Crackdown on autonomous zones:  Tennessee governor says he won't tolerate protester camp in Nashville as North Carolina cops tear down barricades.  Demonstrators in Nashville, Tennessee and Asheville, North Carolina have attempted to emulate protesters in Seattle by establishing police-free 'autonomous zones' protected by barricades, as police union officials in Seattle warn that their city is on the verge of 'lawlessness'.  The efforts in Tennessee and North Carolina were met with a strong response from local authorities, in contrast to Seattle where demonstrators in the 'CHAZ' have taken control of a police precinct and remain manning the barricades armed after five days.  In Asheville, activists say that about 100 people gathered Friday night on Lexington Avenue under the Interstate 280 overpass, where they attempted to block the street with barricades and take control of the area.

Texas Prepares for Rioters: 'Don't Mess with The Alamo'.  Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush warned rioters who might be planning to target the Alamo in a tweet saying, "Don't mess with The Alamo."  The Texas General Land Office is responsible for the care and safety of the Texas shrine.  "The Alamo is the Shrine of Texas liberty.  And it will be defended," Bush began in the tweet below.  "Rest assured we have already deployed, for several weeks and will continue to do so, the Alamo Rangers in partnership with the SAPD (San Antonio Police Department, The Department of Public Safety, and the National Guard to protect this sacred site."

The Protests May Have Started Out Legitimate, but They've Been Hijacked.  This mayhem has thus far taken the lives of at least 11 people, many of whom are black Americans.  Hundreds of others have been injured in the chaos, with police officers getting shot and protesters struck with rubber bullets.  As the carnage, looting, arson, and assaults have been allowed to continue in Democrat-controlled states and municipalities, it has become undeniably evident that the wrongful death of George Floyd has morphed into anarchism.  As lives, businesses, and personal property have been driven asunder, the criminal perpetrators are buoyed by pusillanimous Democrat politicians too timid to take back their own streets.  Whether it be Crown Heights, August 1991; Rodney King, May 1992; Ferguson Missouri, August 2014; Baltimore, April 2015; or one of many others, the script has remained the same.  In concordance with fawning state and local officials, a legitimate protest is hijacked by a throng of anarchists.

Seattle Officials Planning to Take Back CHAZ Occupied Zone — Mayor Jenny Now Worried About Safety.  A report from KOMO News tonight [6/12/2020], highlights Seattle officials planning to take back the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, or nation of CHAZ, from the occupying anarchists and Antifa elements.  However, it's more than a little funny to see Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan saying her administration is determining "when it would be safe for the Seattle Police to move in there" considering she was just claiming last night on CNN the occupation was merely a small group of festive citizens having "a block party".  According to the report police Chief Carmen Best and her top commanders surveyed the inside of the East Precinct building, she and Mayor Jenny Durkan discussed how and when the department could reassert control of the building but they didn't give a timeline.

The dangers of bowing to the mob and defunding the police.  [Scroll down]  What once was a call for racial equality and an inward inflection on systemic racism has quickly transformed into a socialist wishlist funded, organized by groups that have a vested interest in taking down the great power that is the United States.  Venezuelan dictator, Nicholas Maduro has deployed and funded foreign protesters to help destabilize the US and incite riots.  America's enemies have used this moment to seize global positioning to legitimize authoritarian regimes.  Russia, China, and Iran are all taking great pride in fanning the flames of these protests.  If America's institutions are dismantled by a combination of bad actors and "useful idiots" under the guise of racial equality, this generation of social justice warriors will one day wake up to the harsh reality of a failed state, and as seen in the aforementioned countries; it won't be the beautiful, majestic, equal utopia that leftists promise.

Nashville Trying to Set Up the Next Radical Autonomous Zone.  Are the anarchists trying to do Occupy 2.0?  Reports were that activists were going to try a repeat of the Seattle Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone in Nashville, Tennessee.  This was circulating on social media, indicating their intent to replicate Seattle in Legislative Plaze in Nashville across the street from the Capitol.  But Republican Gov. Bill Lee is not Washington Governor Jay Inslee, he was having none of that.  He issued a warning today [6/12/2020] that Tennessee would not tolerate such a "zone."

Asheville, NC Protesters Attempt an Autonomous Zone, Police Immediately Dismantle It.  As my RedState colleague Nick Arama reported, the attempts in Nashville and Chicago by protesters to set up "autonomous zones" similar to the one that was set up in Seattle in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd have not gone so well.  The situation Friday night [6/12/2020] in Asheville, North Carolina was no different.  Except in this case we have videos of the police department actually dismantling the encampment not long after occupiers in the area attempted to set it up.

Three indicted for allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails at NYPD vehicles, face life in prison.  An upstate woman and two Brooklyn lawyers were indicted Friday on federal explosives and arson charges for allegedly tossing Molotov cocktails at NYPD vehicles during George Floyd protests in New York City.  Samantha Shader, 27, of Catskill, is accused of hurling the makeshift explosive at an NYPD vehicle occupied by four police officers on early Saturday morning, May 30.  Prosecutors allege Shader bit one of the officer's legs when she was being taken into custody.  Around the same time, Brooklyn lawyers Urooj Rahman, 31, and Colinford Mattis, 32, were accused of tossing their own Molotov cocktail at an unoccupied police vehicle in Brooklyn during a separate attack.

Dispatch from 'CHAZ': Tweets call for guns, Gatorade and cigarettes as cops struggle to figure out who's in charge.  Activists and police have clashing views regarding the activities going on inside the so-called "CHAZ," a six-block area of Seattle that has been taken over by protesters — and authorities are still scratching their heads as to who is actually running the rabble. [...] One CHAZ supporter, identified as Armani on Twitter, encouraged protesters to "buy guns."  Police have repeatedly said they have "heard, anecdotally, reports of citizens and businesses being asked to pay a fee to operate within this area" while others have complained about armed guards asking to see identification for people to enter their homes, according to Assistant Chief of Police Deanna Nollette.  Police have also said their response time to 911 calls has tripled over the last few days because they are unable to access the downtown region and are being blocked out by protesters.

National Guardsmen found shards of glass in order from DC pizza shop.  Two National Guardsmen who were deployed to Washington, DC, during the George Floyd protests were delivered a pizza containing shards of glass in the dough and cheese, according to a report.  The two soldiers from South Carolina were staying at the Marriott Marquis during their stay in the capital when they ordered the pie using Uber Eats, the Post and Courier reported, citing a Defense Department report.  They did not bite into the pizza and no other service members received a similar item, according to the news outlet.  "The command says that the soldiers are OK, and that this was the only incident to their knowledge," Capt. Jessica Donnelly, a spokeswoman for the South Carolina National Guard, told the paper.  The Guardsmen were advised to file a police report, Donnelly added, but a spokeswoman for the DC Metro police said there was no report on file.

Seattle Police Chief:  Rapes, Robberies And All Sorts Of Violent Acts Occurring In Autonomous Zone, Not Able To Get To Them.  Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best says rapes, robberies, and all sorts of violent acts have been occurring in the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone.  "Our calls for service have more than tripled," she told reporters.  "These are responses to emergency calls — rapes, robberies, and all sorts of violent acts that have been occurring in the area that we're not able to get to."

Amazing! Trump Just Got Democrats to Defend a Criminal, Anarchist Mob.  Whether he meant to do it or not, Trump has gotten two prominent Democrats, a governor of a state and a mayor of a large city, to defend what can only be described as the unlawful actions of a violent, anarchist mob.  They hate Trump so much and are so fervent in their desire to oppose his every utterance they have gladly defended the indefensible.  All Trump had to do was make a common-sense condemnation of anarchy, theft, violence, and hooliganism in Seattle and Democrats reflexively attack him and defend the criminals.  So now the political lines are drawn.  Trump opposes and condemns the mob that has commandeered several blocks of a major American city as their own.  Prominent Democrats have defended the action and even praised it as patriotic.

Edward Colston, Kente Cloth, and Cleansing Fires.  After the May, 2020, killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, fire and vandalism swept the nation and the world.  Those participating in riots alleged that America and Western culture were stained with white supremacy.  Violence would even the score and purify the land.  My liberal Facebook friends insisted to me, "It's just property.  Insurance will pay for it all.  It will be replaced."  In fact it wasn't just property; human beings, including African Americans, have died in these riots.  I posted photographs of the victims.  My liberal friends did not pause to type a word of mourning or second thoughts about the price of civil unrest.

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Poorly-educated Socialist Democrats seem to think that if insurance companies (or the federal government) reimburse an individual or a business owner (or an entire city) after a loss, then it costs nothing.  This is a mistaken belief.

The Real Reform We Require.  We saw Antifa at Berkeley, Portland, and Charlottesville in 2017 and saw that it had its adherents and emulators elsewhere, but it is clear that none of the municipal governments in the many cities that have been afflicted in the last two weeks — and apparently not the U.S. Justice Department either — had any idea of these movements' ability to exploit peaceful demonstrations in such a hugely destructive and well-organized manner.  It is sobering for Americans and shocking to the whole world to see how powerful and numerous are the forces of nihilist, almost mindless, destructive, anarchy in American society.  It would never have been imagined prior to two weeks ago that any such forces would be capable of wreaking the damage they did in the most prosperous areas of America, on some of the most famous avenues in the world.

Has America ever had a more crazed mayor than Seattle's Jenny Durkan?  It's no longer big news that Black Lives Matter, Antifa, anarchists, sex offenders, and criminal opportunists seized a six-block area in Seattle's chi-chi Capitol Hill district.  The same people who protested against Trump's walls built walls around their Utopian paradise, the gun-haters armed themselves, and the ones decrying identification at elections demand identification for anyone seeking to enter the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (or CHAZ).  Most mayors would be horrified, but not Jenny Durkan.  She likes it.  According to Wikipedia, the Capitol Hill district is a densely populated area known for its counterculture and LGBT communities.  It's in sync with the 87% of Seattle's population that supported Hillary in 2016.  It's in this neighborhood that BLM has brought forth a new nation, conceived in hysteria and violence, and dedicated to the proposition that all black people are created better than everyone else (because only their lives matter).

Riots In Defense Of The Narrative Are No Vice.  It's widely known that our betters say it's OK to protest in massive groups despite the risk of coronavirus transmission, but small gatherings not in support of Black Lives Matter are still unacceptable.  Now we're told that it's also fine for protests to turn violent as long as it happens for the "right" reason. [...] While the media are generally ignoring Seattle because, says, DePauw University professor and media critic Jeffrey McCall, it "is a bridge too far for even a sympathetic media to cover," the lack of coverage is tacit approval.  In Latin, the phrase is "qui tacet consentire videtur."  In English, we'd say "silence means consent."

Loretta ["Tarmac"] Lynch to Oversee Investigation of NYPD.  New York, which was set on fire, looted, and vandalized has brought in Loretta Lynch, former AG under Obama in case you forgot, will be investigating police behavior during the protests/crime sprees.  New York city doesn't have bail so all the criminals who were caught destroying the city have long been released.  They'll never come back, but the cops do not have that luxury.  As the defund police movement plows along, there won't be any police left to defund because people will and are leaving the police forces.  Why would they stay?  They have to go out and face mobs of people who are throwing things at them and screaming at them and they are under a microscope for the way they treat violent criminals wrecking havoc on their beat.  If it were me, I'd leave the police force.  The residents don't seem to care, perhaps they want their city destroyed.  Let them have it.

Andy Ngo reports from Seattle: 'Hard for me to overstate the anarchy that is on the streets'.  The Post Millennial editor-at-large Andy Ngo told "The Story" Thursday that it was "hard for me to overstate the anarchy that is on the streets" of Seattle following the establishment of an "autonomous zone" by anti-police protesters in the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood earlier this week.  "You have here a group of several hundred people who have laid siege to a territory and have claimed it as a separate political entity from the United States," Ngo told host Martha MacCallum.  "And, aside from images of then dancing and having a good time, they also have people going around who are armed and acting as security, and also border checkpoints.  So to go through, you have to go through these physical barriers that have been set up, and it is complete anarchy, because the police precinct has been boarded up, the police have abandoned it."

Inside The Latest On Seattle's Downtown 'Autonomous Zone'.  Seattle police say they are not responding to calls for assistance while reportedly armed protesters operate checkpoints and have declared a portion of the city as "cop-free" and an "autonomous zone."  The area is called the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) by the forces who have occupied it, KOMO News reported Thursday morning [6/11/2020].  Antifa-affiliated groups seized control of the neighborhood, according to the City-Journal, which also reports that they set up barricades with a cardboard sign declaring "you are now leaving the USA."

Twelve statues, memorials vandalized during National Mall rioting:  National Park Service.  As antifa militants have taken over six blocks of Seattle's Capitol Hill district, calling it the "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone" or the "People's Republic of Capitol Hill," Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has refused to act, and Gov. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) actually laughed about this open revolt, claiming he hadn't heard about it.  He did say, however, that he was demobilizing the National Guard.  President Donald Trump told Durkan and Inslee to get their acts together, stat. [...] Roughly 500 Americans live in the six city blocks that antifa militants have claimed in the name of their revolution.  The anarchists in the "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone" appear to have set up an extortion racket to blackmail local businesses into forking over supplies.  Yet Jay Inslee appears to think it is a game.

Where are the gutless Republicans?  [As in] previous riots, the rioters have set their own communities back decades.  The riots spread to New York; Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles; Chicago; Santa Monica; Beverly Hills; and elsewhere.  There have been protests in nearly every other city in America.  Hundreds of millions of dollars in losses due to looting and damage to buildings have been incurred.  The crisis has devolved into more destruction of historical statues; Columbus has been executed over and over again.  In nearly all cases, the police have been ordered to let the rioters have their way; they were not allowed to do their job.  Nearly all the rioting took place in cities chronically and badly run by Democrats, public officials who have for years implemented every misguided progressive policy known to man.  They are all destined to fail.

The New York Times Loves The Seattle Autonomous Zone — Here's What They're Not Telling You.  The New York Times published an article fawning over the "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone" (CHAZ) in which protesters have taken over six blocks downtown in Seattle.  "Free Food, Free Speech, and Free of Police," is how the Times described the zone in a Thursday article.  Police abandoned the six-block area earlier this week, leading protesters to repurpose police barricades to defend the area.  NYT described protesters as having "liberated" the streets to create a "homeland for racial justice." [...] But what the article doesn't mention are the reports of rampant crime and armed vigilantes stalking the area.  "We've heard, anecdotally, reports of citizens and businesses being asked to pay a fee to operate within this area.  This is the crime of extortion.  If anyone has been subjected to this, we need them to call 911," Assistant Chief of Police Deanna Nollette said on Wednesday, according to Fox News.

Seattle's Autonomous Zone Gets a Warlord and He's Doing What the Cops Should've Done.  Things in the newly declared 'autonomous zone' in Seattle are just going swimmingly.  This zone was established yesterday when antifa/BLM protesters took over about 6-8 blocks of downtown Seattle and established a nascent People's Republic in the best Bolshevik tradition.  It wasn't much of an accomplishment as the protesters were facing a feckless and sympathetic political structure and the police who weren't deeply compromised were totally neutered. [...] I hope that until whatever passes for authority in Seattle decides to end this nonsense that these people are ruled by an iron rod.

The Left Will Destroy America to Regain Power.  The left is desperate.  The lockdowns, Russiagate, and impeachment failed to rid them of Donald Trump.  Hence the rollout of their militia, Antifa, with new uniforms and advanced tactics and BLM as propagandists.  Using Antifa and BLM now is also great practice — call it wargaming for November.  Because if the Democrats cannot steal the election "fairly," they will burn this country to the ground. [...] They spent the last few years training and organizing Antifa as paramilitary units capable of running planned operations at designated targets, while BLM honed the message explaining the reasons for the coming violence.  They parceled power out wisely, as a partnership, letting the larger and better trained Antifa run the military ops: breaking windows to start the looting, gaining access and setting buildings on fire, attacking police and police cars, and breaking whatever would be highest impact, both politically and publicity-wise.  BLM supplies the issues this revolution is purportedly founded upon, while running amok as well, thereby preserving the illusion that the pillaging was spontaneous and not organized.

The Seattle 'Autonomous Zone' Is Basically an Insurrection and It's Time to Shut It Down.  What if I told you a group of violent anarchists took over eight blocks of a downtown city, banished law enforcement, started shaking citizens down, and even garnered their own warlord?  You'd probably call that an insurrection, right?  Well, that's exactly what's going on in Seattle right now.  As my colleague streiff wrote earlier today, things are already well out of hand. [...] These revolutionaries couldn't even manage to feed themselves for more than 24 hours.  The peace and love they were all hoping to spread has turned into more violence.  Meanwhile, nothing they are doing is sustainable.  But I think we have to look past how stupid this all is, because precedents that are set have long lasting consequences.  What kind of country allows a bunch of people to take over entire parts of a city, including the capital building?  Where's the line, and how long do you let this cosplaying as Bolsheviks carry on before it encourages more people to try this?  Portland has already had a similar issue, with Antifa essentially running areas of the city.

Anarchy in Seattle.  [Scroll down]  The following day, a coalition of black activists associated with the autonomous zone released a more specific list of demands, including the total abolition of the Seattle Police Department, the retrial of all racial minorities serving prison time for violent crimes, and the replacement of the police with autonomous "restorative/transformative accountability programs."  Activists pledged to maintain control of the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone until their demands are met — setting the stage for a long-term occupation and the establishment of a parallel political authority.  The city government has not developed a strategic response to the takeover of Capitol Hill.  According to one Seattle police officer with knowledge of internal deliberations, the city's "leadership is in chaos" and "the mayor has made the decision to let a mob of 1,000 people dictate public safety policy for a city of 750,000."  The officer said that Chief Best had dispatched high-ranking police officials to the autonomous zone to establish a line of communication, but the officials were immediately sent away by armed paramilitaries at the barricades.  "The tide of public opinion is on the side of the activists and they're pushing the envelope as far as they can," said the officer.  "It's not hyperbolic to say the endgame is anarchy."

Seattle terrorists issue insane demands, they're armed, & extorting businesses.  As we reported yesterday [6/9/2020] and this morning, Antifa seized a police precinct and a six-eight block area in Seattle Capitol Hill.  Black Lives Matter is also involved and took over the City Hall with Antifa.  Thousands are moving in to the Antifa 'cop free zone.'  The Mayor, Jenny Durkan, ordered the police to abandon the precinct.  She sent porta potties in to these domestic terrorists. [...] The demands include defunding and abolishing the police, the abolition of youth jails, reparations, the retrial of all people of color in prison for a violent crime, decriminalize protests (riots), decentralized elections, free college, and various educational demands reflecting their far-left views such as re-education of teachers and political leaders.

New York and California Freed Thousands of Criminals and the Riots Began.  New York City released over 2,650 criminals from prison to protect them from the pandemic.  But they didn't stay home or wash their hands.  They went back to their old jobs and 100 of them accounted for 190 arrests for crimes like burglary and robbery.  A rapist was released and he went back to raping.  One of the freed criminals was responsible for 18 burglaries at closed eateries.  And when he was arrested, the end of bail meant that he was set loose.  This looting was going on long before the riots.  Now as the rioters and looters rule the streets of Manhattan, when the police manage to arrest them, they have to quickly let them go.  "When it comes to a burglary, a commercial store, which is looting, they're back out," Chief Terrence Monahan said.  "Because of bail reform, you're back out on the street the next day.  You cannot be held on any sort of bail."  Of the 650 thugs arrested, almost all will be released back on the street to riot and loot again.

Jay Inslee Laughs About Antifa's Rebellion in Seattle as He Demobilizes National Guard.  As antifa militants have taken over six blocks of Seattle's Capitol Hill district, calling it the "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone" or the "People's Republic of Capitol Hill," Gov. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) laughed about this open rebellion, saying he hadn't heard about it.  Inslee added that the National Guard is demobilizing, and his chief of staff suggested that even if an open rebellion had broken out on the streets of Seattle, it would be up to "local authorities" to fight it.

Jay Inslee Had No Idea Anarchists Had Taken Over His State's Largest City.  Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee was oblivious to the anarchist insurrection taking over Seattle Wednesday when he was asked about the rogue militia during a coronavirus press briefing.  "Governor, I'd like to ask you about what's going on in Seattle.  There's this thing called the 'Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone.'  What's your thought about the fact that the protestors have taken that over and not allowing people to come and go freely?" one reporter asked.  "Well that's news to me," Inslee said caught completely blindsided by what was happening in his state's largest city.  "I'll have to reserve any comment about it.  I have not, I have not heard anything about that from any credible source."

Lawless In Seattle:  All That CHAZ.  The Seattle Police — who, remember, ran away from the precinct — say that they are getting reports that armed people within CHAZ are extorting the people living there.  While it is tempting to say these radical fools get what they deserve, the fact is that the authorities in Seattle, and in Washington State, have allowed Antifa to take over a portion of a major American city, and run it according to the law of the street.  This is what happens when you let the mob rule.

Let Seattle stew in its own excrement.  The news out of Seattle is that Antifa has captured a seven-block area in central Seattle that they've dubbed the Capital Hill Autonomous Zone, or CHAZ for short. [...] While my friends on social media are clamoring for the president to send in the National Guard and reclaim the city, I believe that a different tack is in order — let the people of Seattle stew in their own excrement. [...] Let Antifa have as much land mass as it can acquire through the weekend, invite as many of its brethren to enter the autonomous zone as it wishes, then cordon off their booty and blockade any and all raw materials and supplies from entering the, ahem, zone. Setup a checkpoint, à la East Berlin, and require any and all those wishing to return to America to pledge allegiance to our Constitution and our flag.  Those unwilling to re-enter civil society can remain in the autonomous zone until they come to their senses or perish.  Seattle suburbanites need to be made to suffer for the consequences of their choices at the ballot box.  You want to subvert our Constitution, attempt to run roughshod over civil society?  Pay the price.

The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone has already had its first incident of self-appointed-police violence.  [Scroll down]  We've seen all of this before, sadly.  If you were around when the Occupy protests were a thing, they also believed they had created a new utopia of equality for everyone to emulate.  And then it became clear that people were being assaulted, threatened and even raped inside the camps.  The lead camp in Zuccotti Park even set up a women-only tent in an effort to protect women from sexual assault.  But, hey, I'm sure the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone will work out great.  Instead of all that messy due process and police we'll just have an armed rapper and his guys wandering around smacking and threatening to kill people who get on their nerves.  What could possibly go wrong?

Seattle's Autonomous Anarchist Zone Learns a Hilarious Lesson About Theft.  Have you heard that a six-block section of Seattle has become an anarchist "capitol hill autonomous zone," or "CHAZ" for short?  It has.  Police and firefighters vacated their premises and bugged out with a Twitter blessing from Mayor Jenny Durkan.  Durkan dithered over the descent of protests into violence for a week before doing much, and when she did much, her choice was to tweet in hasty retreat.  Anarchists quickly set up CHAZ to be and do its own thing, as long as that thing conformed with diktats of the CHAZ hierarchy.  They put up makeshift signs saying, "You are now leaving the U.S.A." [...] The CHAZ collective thanked the mayor for her gift of a six-block area of America the mayor does not personally own (and which includes about 500 homes of actual Americans) by storming city hall and demanding that she resign unless she disbands the police.

Dr. Birx Says George Floyd Protests Have Resulted in the Destruction of 70 Covid-19 Testing Sites.  Dr. Deborah Birx, President Trump's coronavirus response coordinator, warned the nation's governors on a conference call that 70 coronavirus testing sites had been destroyed amid widespread protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd.  During the Monday [6/8/2020] call, a recording of which was obtained by the Daily Beast, Birx said governors should "scramble now to make sure there is testing available in urban areas."

Biden Campaign Director, James Clyburn, Says:  There Was No Violence, Looting, Riots, Arson or Police Attacks in Washington DC Last Week.  Joe Biden's Campaign Director James Clyburn takes denial of truth to never-before-seen levels of avoidance and lying.  During an interview earlier today the Biden campaign architect claimed there was no evidence of violence in Washington DC last week.  According to Clyburn there was no violence, rioting, looting, arson or attacks against police.  The burned out cars, buildings and churches, the videos of rampant looting, and the 150 police officers taken to the hospital were apparently staged and made up.  According to his claims, none of what you saw actually happened.  Clyburn seems confident media will protect him and not call him out on his false claims.  Judging by the non-response of Neil Cavuto, his confidence is accurate.

Antifa Activists Take Over Six City Blocks in Seattle Washington — Create Lawless "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone".  It is really quite stunning how the U.S. media have avoided reporting on a group of activists in Seattle who have taken over part of the city surrounding the abandoned East precinct police station.  No one is being allowed inside what they are calling a "Free Capitol Hill Zone" or "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ).  The activists have barricaded the streets and will not let any journalists or city officials inside their declared zone of control.  The region expands across six blocks as outlined by the occupying groups.

A $500 Million Bill Comes Due in Minneapolis.  Call it the most expensive street party of the decade.  Preliminary estimates of the property damage caused by the riots, lootings, and arson in the Twin Cities region of Minnesota come to about $500 million across more than 500 businesses, according to the Star Tribune.  This potential price tag represents a dramatic increase from an earlier cost of $55 million cited by officials for Minneapolis.  The half-billion figure, if it holds up, would make the Twin Cities riots the second most destructive civil disturbance in the country's history.

California Homes Flying American Flags [are being] Targeted by Arsonists.  Four homes in the Sungarden neighborhood of Citrus Heights in California were reportedly targeted early Saturday morning.  Each of them was displaying Old Glory.  Police are asking Sungarden residents to assist them in identifying those responsible for setting fire to four American flags on Saturday morning [2/6/2020].  Authorities have yet to identify a motive, but in each case, the flags were specifically ignited.

Systemic Racism and Bigotry Are the Lifeblood of the Left.  [Scroll down]  If one wants to find systemic hate in America, you will find it among outliers on the right and within the very core and system of the left.  The hate that has been shown in burning down even minority-owned drug stores and clothing stores.  The looting and the physical violence that awaits us all if the Left and its Ocasio-Hyphen anarchists ever attain their dream of defunding ICE at the border and the police in our cities.  And when the mob strikes, nowhere do they let their hate demonstrate itself more manifestly than when they go after the Jews.  First they go after the Jews who will not bow, just as Stalin did.  And eventually they get to the Schumers and Bernies just as Stalin got to the anti-Semitic Jewish apostates of another time like the Trotskys, Kamenevs, and Zinovievs.  The Left media have been so enthralled covering a few troubling but isolated cases of police roughness that they conveniently have refused to cover the anti-Jewish pogrom that took place in Los Angeles in the name of "Black Lives Matter."

Antifa Seizes Seattle PD, Sets Up 'Autonomous Zone' Just Like ISIS and the Paris Commune.  Just as the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed territory in Iraq and Syria, antifa militants have claimed territory in Seattle, Wash.  According to reports on the ground from The Post Millennial's Andy Ngo and Townhall's Julio Rosas, protesters and antifa instigators have seized land in the Capitol Hill area around the Seattle Police East Precinct.  Like ISIS, the rioters appear to have decided on setting up a government in their occupied territory, naming it "Free Capitol Hill."

Watching in real time as Seattle descends into anarchy.  On Tuesday, the police in Seattle's Eastern District had initially battled with the rioters, using tear gas and flashbangs.  Eventually, recognizing that anything short of a military-style defense was a waste of police time and put police lives at risk, the police abandoned the Eastern Precinct.  They shredded important and confidential documents, boarded up the windows, and walked away, leaving the people whom they serve to the mob's mercy.  The mob set up barricades around the streets and announced a new independent community called the "Capitol Hill autonomous zone" or "Free Capitol Hill."  Because this is Seattle, residents of the city, rather than looking at the probably and imminent end of a comfortable life predicated on the smooth functioning of modern civil services (law enforcement, food delivery, garbage pick-ups, street cleaning, etc.), immediately donated huge amounts of food, water, and medical supplies to allow the anarchists to settle in for a long siege.

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The city could easily turn off the water and electricity to the whole area, starting with the police station.  Moreover, the National Guard could set up a perimeter around the seized area, to make sure that all the participants are captured.

Engineering a Race War:  Will This Be the American Police State's Reichstag Fire?  Watch and see:  this debate over police brutality and accountability is about to get politicized into an election-year referendum on who should occupy the White House.  Don't fall for it.  The Deep State, the powers-that-be, want us to turn this into a race war, but this is about so much more than systemic racism.  This is the oldest con game in the books, the magician's sleight of hand that keeps you focused on the shell game in front of you while your wallet is being picked clean by ruffians in your midst.  It's the Reichstag Fire all over again. [...] The nation in turmoil after months of pandemic fear-mongering and regional lockdowns, a national election looming, a president with falling poll numbers, and a police state that wants to stay in power at all costs.

All the 'News' That's Fit to Apologize For.  I've often joked that the enemies of America didn't need to bother trying to destroy our country, that the political left would eventually do it for them from within.  The only thing I got wrong was the timing.  I thought it would be the long con — an extended timeline of chipping away at rights through the legislative process.  Instead, Democrats are throwing everything behind the short con — pushing for violent insurrection right now, another progressive burning of the Reichstag, hoping it will carry them through November and into power.  But much of that anger is directed inward, a circular firing squad of wokeness, and I, for one, am enjoying it all.  As the people who created and encouraged the angry mob scramble to appease it, hoping to be spared its rage, they're failing miserably.  In fact, more left-wing scalps have been claimed in this mess than anyone else.

Twin Cities:  A few words of advice.  I have spent quite a bit of time in the Twin Cities and always found the place lovely — wonderful restaurants, cultural events too numerous to mention, beautiful in summer, smartly plowed streets in seriously frozen winters. [...] But that all went by the wayside when justified peaceful protests devolved into mass thuggery and mayhem.  We've all seen the result.  Minneapolis looks like Somalia — maybe Ilhan Omar feels more at home now.  Here's a few things the people of the Twin Cities might want to consider:  First, they should understand that Antifa and a whole bleeding chunk of BLM are not interested in police reform.  They're interested in hurting people and breaking things while deceiving all who will swallow their line that they are "peaceful protesters."  They're not.  Never will be.  They want to silence, intimidate, hurt, and maim people who don't agree with them.

Abraham Lincoln monument torched in Chicago: 'An absolute disgraceful act'.  Abraham Lincoln has joined George Washington on the list of those targeted by Chicagoans in a national debate over Civil War-era monuments.  Alderman Raymond Lopez took to Facebook Wednesday night to decry the defacing of a statue representing the nation's 16th president in the Englewood neighborhood.  The giant bust appears to have been damaged after someone in the 15th Ward sprayed and ignited a flammable liquid.  "What an absolute disgraceful act of vandalism.  This bust of Abraham Lincoln, erected by Phil Bloomquist on August 31, 1926, was damaged & burned," Mr. Lopez wrote, a local NBC affiliate reported.

LAPD officer shot with crossbow during barricade in North Hollywood.  An LAPD officer was injured Sunday night after being struck by an arrow fired from a crossbow during a standoff with a man in North Hollywood, authorities said.  Officers were initially called to a residence on Bakman Avenue near Ostego Street around 6:45 p.m. after reports of an assault with a deadly weapon, LAPD Officer Mike Lopez said.  Police were alerted to a man wielding a rifle.

Factory Burned In Floyd Riots Will Leave Minneapolis, Owner Says.  The owner of a manufacturing company based in Minneapolis has decided to move his factory after law enforcement was unable to protect the plant from burning during riots.  The plant shut down early in anticipation of the second night of riots and to ensure the safety of employees, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.  President and Owner of 7-Sigma Inc.  Kris Wyrobek said a production supervisor and maintenance worker who live near the plant kept watch over the business and reported a fire at an apartment complex next door.

Buffalo Officials Duped By Professional Antifa Provocateur — Arrest and Charge Two Police Officers.  Martin Gugino is a 75-year-old professional agitator and Antifa provocateur who brags on his blog about the number of times he can get arrested and escape prosecution.  Gugino's Twitter Account is also filled with anti-cop sentiment.  Last Thursday Gugino traveled from his home in Amherst, New York, to Buffalo to agitate a protest crowd.  During his effort Gugino was attempting to capture the radio communications signature of Buffalo police officers.  CTH noted what he was attempting on Thursday night as soon as the now viral video was being used by media to sell a police brutality narrative.  Today, a more clear video has emerged that shows exactly what he was attempting. [...] Unfortunately in the modern era the professional agitators have become very sophisticated and use technology to help create chaos.

Did an aged activist set up the Buffalo police?  Many Americans understand that the riots aren't righteous protests but are, instead, leftist activism aimed at destabilizing America and (the activists hope) destroying Trump's chance at reelection.  Still, people found shocking a video showing police in Buffalo pushing an old man to the ground where he lay with blood pouring from his ear.  Don't believe everything you see, though.  The old man was a leftist activist looking for trouble and may have staged the whole thing. [...] Almost immediately after the video appeared, the police officers who pushed the man were charged with assault and suspended from the force.  This tweet illustrates how effective the man's fall was in advancing the anti-police narrative.

Left-wing mayhem.  The Democratic Socialists of America conducted an internal membership survey after Sen. Bernie Sanders's loss to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential primary.  Its purpose was to reassess its priorities and expand its electoral coalition.  What it found was not far from the caricature of a modern left-wing radical, and a preview of what the rioters and looters sacking major cities across America in 2020 would look like.  We're in the midst of those riots now, and it's long past time to get acquainted with the extremists who have taken to the streets to turn protests against police violence into violence of their own.  According to the Democratic Socialists of America's own data, nearly a third of its members in 2017 earned over $100,000 a year.  Just 6% belonged to a union.  A vast majority boasted a college or post-graduate degree.

Mayhem made in Venezuela?: Take a look at the photos of BLM leaders whooping it up with Nicolas Maduro in Harlem and Caracas.  The mainstream media would have you think the riots and looting that have erupted across the country are just spontaneous explosions of pent-up anger over the callous killing of a black suspect, at the hands of a blue-city Minneapolis police officer.  Well, I've covered a lot of riots — from Indonesia to Argentina to Russia to East Timor to Thailand to Venezuela, plus domestic ones in Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Francisco — as a journalist.  The one thing that's always come out in the aftermath is that none of these mass rioting and looting events was ever a simple spontaneous eruption.  All big riot events are man-made.  If the press had any curiosity at all, it would look to where the current mayhem is coming from.

Actor Tom Arnold Calls For Armed Insurrection Against Trump Supporters.  Desperately trying to stay relevant, Hollywood has-been Tom Arnold has taken to twitter to call for an armed confrontation with Trump supporters by urging black men and "us white liberal men" to borrow their dads' hunting rifles and go "nose to nose with Trump's gang of misfit tools."

Massachusetts Trump supporter, 82, 'violently assaulted' by motorist, 27, police say.  Nobody should be attacked for their political views, Charlie Chase says.  But according to authorities, that's exactly what happened last week to the 82-year-old U.S. military veteran and supporter of President Trump.  The Fall River, Mass., man says he was holding a Trump sign and wearing a Trump hat when suddenly a motorist allegedly got out of his car and charged toward him.

Minneapolis Mob Turn on Mayor Frey For Not Being Woke Enough.  Last week Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey allowed the mob to burn the police precincts in an expression of his alignment with their woke demands.  However, the Minneapolis mob was not satisfied with his permission to riot, loot and torch the city, the mob wants more.  The mob always wants more.  You can never be woke enough.  The mob has an unquenchable blood lust for power.  Today [6/6/2020] the social justice warriors demanded Mayor Frey prove his virtue by promising to eliminate all police officers and allow the woke community to take over the organization of their politically correct civic society.  The Mayor could not make the promise.  So the mob turned on him and forced him to do the walk of shame through the crowd.

Protester caught with axe taped to sign Saturday arrested in Manhattan.  A protester was arrested in Manhattan Saturday for marching with an axe taped to his sign calling for justice in the police killing of George Floyd.  The axe served as a handle and was duct-taped to the sign, which read, "Boomers asked 4 justice, millennials demand justice."  The man was also carrying a small knife in his backpack, police said.  "We respect the right to peacefully protest, but remain vigilant for these type of threats," the NYPD tweeted.

The ACLU's New Curfew Position Unmasks Their Hypocrisy.  After months of silence, the ACLU has finally taken a stand to protect civil liberties during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Their stand, however, is not against the draconian lockdowns of society which have destroyed millions of jobs and ruined millions of lives.  No, instead of supporting freedom-loving, law-abiding people who want to work, eat out, travel, and educate their children, the ACLU is standing up for violent rioters and anarchists who want to burn down American cities.

GA Police:  Three Protesters Tracked Cops to Their Homes, Threw Molotov Cocktails at Their Cars.  According to the Gwinnett County, Georgia police, three protesters are under arrest for tracking cops to their homes and tossing Molotov cocktails at their cars.

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3 protesters tracked officers to their homes, threw Molotov cocktails at police cars, authorities say.  Three protesters are in jail Thursday after being arrested for trying to set police cars on fire with Molotov cocktails.  They were denied bond in court Friday [6/5/2020].  Police say the vandals tracked those officers down at their homes and tried to torch their cars.  Both fires were put out quickly, leaving minor damage to the vehicles.

Three Rioters Arrested For Allegedly Tracking Cops to Their Homes And Firebombing Their Cars.  Three rioters were arrested last week in Gwinnett County, Georgia for allegedly following police to their homes and firebombing their police cars with Molotov cocktails.  The media is remarkabl[y] referring to the alleged assailants as "protesters."

If You Find This Mark on Your House, Antifa May Have Singled It Out.  An insider document from the nation's highest law enforcement agency is reportedly warning of a secret code used by far-left activists.  The mark, which could be overlooked for its simplicity, has already been found on at least one structure.  According to an FBI situation report obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation, it's believed that antifa activists are behind the graffiti-based code.  The mark, a simple black line painted around buildings, allegedly designates potential arson targets.

'Orgy of violence': Ami Horowitz talks to Minneapolis protesters who support looting, killing cops.  Documentary filmmaker Ami Horowitz embedded himself in the Minneapolis protests-turned-riots and said the majority of protesters he spoke with supported an "orgy of violence," including "killing cops."  Horowitz, who previously covered police protests in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014, spoke to "peaceful protesters" Sunday night in the city where George Floyd died while in police custody on Memorial Day.  He found that, while they acted peacefully, they supported the looting and violence that started there and continued in other cities.  "What I saw was really shocking," Horowitz told Fox News.  "It was a city on fire and full of chaos.  Anarchy was reigning across the streets, and you saw police officers chasing roving bandits all over the city."

Black Lives Matter terrorists attack Police Officer in Atlanta.  [Video clip]

St. Louis police release surveillance video of 7 'persons of interest' in death of retired officer David Dorn.  Surveillance footage capturing a group of men breaking into a pawn shop around the same time of the killing of a retired police captain attempting to prevent looting was released by St. Louis authorities Friday [6/5/2020].  The video shows seven "persons of interest" running into Lee's Pawn & Jewelry on Tuesday during a night of widespread looting and rioting following a mostly peaceful protest over the death of George Floyd.  The men all have their faces covered — six with masks and one with another covering.

Rioting, looting, arson and violence have become a civilization-destroying pandemic.  The United States is calmer, though still threatening, following days of rioting that spread with lightning speed across the nation, with murderous assaults on police officers and civilians and the ecstatic annihilation of businesses and symbols of the state.  Welcome to a real civilization-destroying pandemic, one that makes the recent saccharine exhortations to "stay safe" and the deployment of police officers to enforce outdoor mask-wearing seem like decadent bagatelles.  This particular form of viral chaos was inevitable, given the failure of Minneapolis's leaders to quell the city's growing mayhem.

The Cost of Riots.  It's weird that this needs to be said, but here we are.  Then again, the pundit who reprehensibly claims that destroying property "is not violence" risks nothing.  She agitates for revolution from the safety of her apartment.  Much the same, I suspect, most of those excusing the destruction of our cities — either contending that businesses "have insurance" or peddling false choices about life being "more valuable than property" — have never built a business themselves.  Nor have I.  Yet, I do know that having a business destroyed can be devastating, and "having insurance" won't make victims whole.

'Get a good liver or kidney shot': Antifa 'fight club' exposed, radical leaders train members for violent mayhem.  A new undercover video from Project Veritas shows, for the first time, Antifa instructors training members how to fight and disable opponents, which would likely include law enforcement officers sent to quell riots.  The undercover video posted Friday [6/5/2020] as part of Project Veritas' "Expose ANTIFA" project contains footage of instructors and students who belong to New York City's "RefuseFa" group, which is aligned with the loose-knit Left-wing anarchist movement that was declared a terrorist organization last month by President Donald Trump.  In the newly released video, a 'fight club' instructor is seen teaching students how to kidney-punch and how to break 'floating ribs' so as to disable them at a location known as "The Base Anarchist Political Center."

Molotov cocktail-tossing Brooklyn lawyers' home detention revoked; appeals panel sends them back to lock-up, for now.  Two Brooklyn lawyers accused of tossing a Molotov cocktail at an empty NYPD car during a chaotic George Floyd protest last weekend are getting tossed into lockup themselves — for now.  Princeton grad Colinford Mattis, 32, and his alleged accomplice and fellow lawyer Urooj Rahman, 31, lost their home detention status late Friday when three federal judges ordered them returned to official custody pending a further review of the feds push to get their bail revoked for good.

Rioters Don't Want Criminal Justice Reform — They Want A Revolution.  These rioters aren't Martin Luther King Jr. or even Malcolm X.  They are Alex and his droogs from "A Clockwork Orange" out for a night on the town, albeit with less style and a duller patois.  Violence is the point.  Protests responding to the cruel police killing of George Floyd have been turned into nationwide riots and looting.  This is not about Floyd anymore.  His killing was universally condemned, the cops involved were fired, and homicide charges have been brought against the officer who knelt on Floyd's neck.  More should be done, and what has been done could have been done sooner, but folks are not looting the Nike store in downtown Chicago for greater justice.  They just want to smash things and take stuff.

New York Looters and Hoodlums Attack Guardian Angels Founder Curtis Sliwa — Break His Jaw with a Hammer During Riots.  Looters and hoodlums attacked the founder of the Guardian Angels, Curtis Sliva, during the riots this week in New York City.  The looters broke Sliva's jaw with a hammer and another Guardian Angel lost his eye during the attack.  The Guardian Angels stated goal is to keep order and protect the community.

The Bloodletting and Wilding Is Part of An Agenda To Tear Down The Country.  I haven't had much time to reflect on the looting and riots that swept mostly (but not exclusively) large Democrat cities.  It was a wilding on a scale we've never seen.  It was a bloodletting and release of criminal fury.  We should be clear what is happening.  It is not protest over the death of George Floyd.  That is the spark, but not the fire.  This has been a long time coming.  At least a generation, maybe two.  The left methodically has taken control of key institutions to implement an anti-American, anti-Capitalist agenda.  You send your kids to public schools and college, where they are taught from their earliest years that America and capitalism are the sources of evil in the world, that we are a systemically racist society that consumes 'black and brown bodies,' while socialist and communist systems are more equal and fair.  It's all a lie, but it's a lie told by the teachers, professors, and administrators with power.  The real racists are the people who obsess about race, and who judge people based on the color of their skin.  When your kids emerge from the social justice warfare meat grinder, you don't recognize them anymore.

Retired St. Louis Police Officer Assassinated Live on FaceBook By Mostly Peaceful Protesters.  Was he wearing a Hawaiian shirt?  Oh?  He was black?  So we can't claim it was justified.  So we'll just ignore it.

These Images Are Not From A War Zone, But 'Liberal America' That Is Literally Burning.  As America burns after nearly a week of massive riots all throughout the nation over the death by cop of George Floyd, a man we now know via autopsy had coronavirus and found to have "Fentanyl Intoxication" And "Recent Methamphetamine Use," we note that outside groups have infiltrated the "peaceful" protesters and are committing acts of domestic terrorism.  Make no mistake, people should not die in police custody, but the entire picture does need to be acknowledged, and the fact that Floyd was not exactly the poster boy for the boy scouts, is something the media and liberals refuse to acknowledge, so we mention it not as an excuse or justification for his death, but as part of the fact pattern.  Images from around the country look like they have come from a war zone, they haven't, this is America.  Antifa, Black Lives Matter and other groups known for their use of brutal violence in the name of "anarchy," with claims they are "anti-fascist," yet use fascist tactics at every turn, have decided to literally light America on fire.

I fear we are witnessing the death of New York City.  [Tweet with video clip]

AntiFa is hilariously failing in the suburbs.  AntiFa has done terrible things over the past week, where they can run free with protection and encouragement from law enforcement, but in the suburbs where most normal Americans live, they're hitting a few road bumps.  [Numerous video clips]

James O'Keefe Strikes Again!  Latest Undercover Video Exposes Antifa Terrorist Movement:  Recruitment, Combat Training and International Connections.  James O'Keefe and Project Veritas released their investigative report on the domestic terrorist group Antifa on Thursday morning [6/4/2020].  Antifa is a violent left-wing Communist faction that uses a black bloc tactic where they dress in black from head to toe and cover their faces with black masks.  The tactic is meant to make it more difficult for police to identify those who break the law during a riot.  Portland has one of the largest and most active populations of Antifa members in the United States. [...] President Trump just announced that the United States will be designating Antifa as a terrorist organization.  Their latest undercover report reveals how the leftist terror group Antifa practice eye gouging, beating their opponents and create an environment of fear and terror.

Project Veritas exposes Antifa's violent tactics and chilling plot to destroy America.  A shocking undercover video by Project Veritas exposes Antifa's chilling plot to destroy America from the inside-out and to harass and provoke Trump supporters in the process.  Project Veritas is an independent media outlet founded by James O'Keefe.  In the four-minute exposé, an Antifa operative reveals that he was with the Rose City Park, Oregon branch of the domestic terrorist organization for some time.  He has since left the group.  The operative said stealth violence and mob bullying is part of Antifa's modus operandi.  In the video, an Antifa leader admits that the group is violent, but its members should try not to get caught in photos showing them beating people or vandalizing property [...] At one point, a group leader instructs members how to hurt people during their so-called peaceful protests.  "Practice things like an eye gouge.  It takes very little pressure to injure someone's eyes," the leader advises.

Retired police captain killed on Facebook Live while protecting friend's pawn shop.  David Dorn was trying to help a friend.  The retired St. Louis police captain was shot to death early Tuesday [6/2/2020] during a violent night of protests in which four active St. Louis police officers were also shot.  Dorn, who also served as police chief in Moline Acres, was 77, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  The shooting took place around 2:30 a.m.  Tuesday as Dorn tried to protect Lee's Pawn & Jewelry from looters, the Post-Dispatch reported.  He was shot in the torso and died on the sidewalk in front of the shop.  His killing was captured on a Facebook Live video. [...] The video of Dorn's death was taken down shortly after it was broadcast, according to The Associated Press.  A Facebook spokesperson told the Post-Dispatch, however, that the removal was a mistake because the video did not expressly violate the platform's policy on violent or graphic content.

The Nation Has Gone Mad.  The current moment has fully exposed the extent to which ugly divides have gone mainstream, illustrating the lunacy of our new woke-obsessed culture and the incompetency of our leaders.  "This is how nations collapse," Fox News' Tucker Carlson observed Monday night in a 32-minute monologue that will go down as a defining moment in prime time cable television.  Rioters claiming to be obsessed with racial injustice are committing gross racial injustices themselves, exerting their ruthless fury on their own.  For the sake of black progress, protestors are destroying minority businesses, leaving poor neighborhoods devastated and ruining the livelihoods of those who barely emerged alive after two months of pandemic lockdowns.  An estimated 100,000 small businesses had already permanently gone under.  Minorities are even being targeted themselves amid the chaos.

Right-wing extremists arrested for planning riots at protests in Las Vegas.  A trio of right-wing extremists with military backgrounds have been busted for plotting riots at George Floyd protests in Las Vegas — part of a plan to overthrow the government, according to federal prosecutors.  Army reservist Andrew T. Lynam Jr., 23, former Navy man Stephen T. Parshall, 35, and former Air Force man William L. Loomis, 40, were being held on $1 million bond each on terrorism-related charges.  The trio were part of the "boogaloo" movement, "a term used by extremists to signify coming civil war and/or fall of civilization," prosecutors said in a release.

Counterfeit Money Is The Motive Behind Gangland's George Floyd Arson And Looting Riots.  [Scroll down]  After defending the circulation of Made-in-China counterfeit dollars, which may be just a criminal enterprise and hopefully not strategic financial warfare against the American economy, these supporters of George went on to torch local businesses, exactly when employees were expecting to go back to work towards the tapering off of the lock-down.  Trashing strip malls, torching mom-and-pop shops and restaurants is reckless vandalism, an evil assault on the U.S. economy at a most crucial moment, dashing hopes of recovery.  Every rioter who's not shot on sight during curfew should be thrown into prison for many decades for their own good, and hopefully do some hard labor to teach them the virtue of word instead of theft.  Ineffective mayors and governors should not only be dumped at the polls, but investigated and prosecuted for dereliction of public duty and as accomplices to murder and mayhem.

Texas Man Wanted to 'Off Racists and MAGA People' at George Floyd Protest, Say Feds.  The man arrested by police in Lubbock, Texas, after he brandished a semi-automatic rifle in front of a George Floyd protest posted a threat on Facebook saying he wanted to "off racists and MAGA people," officials stated.  He allegedly shouted, "President Trump must die" and "this is a revolution" as authorities took him into custody.  Lubbock police officers arrested 25-year-old Emmanuel Quinones on Saturday after he was captured on video purportedly brandishing a loaded Smith & Wesson .223 semi-automatic rifle in front of protesters, KCBD NBC11 reported.

'Abolish the police!'? What happened when a major American city tried that a century ago.  Nothing better reveals the depth of the madness afoot in the land than the demands to defund or completely abolish the police. [...] Fortunately, there is a real-life experiment in complete withdrawal of police protection that occurred a century ago that is available to learn from.  The Boston Police Strike that began September 9, 1919 led to immediate looting and chaos as soon as the sun went down.  In August, Boston police had voted to form a union affiliated with the American Federation of Labor, but ran up against opposition from Boston Police Commissioner Edwin Curtis, backed by Massachusetts Governor Calvin Coolidge.  After attempts at compromise failed, the cops walked off the job at 5:45 PM.  In the language of the day, "hooliganism" broke out, with widespread looting.  The following day, the mayor of Boston asked Governor Coolidge to supply force of state militia, and he agreed.  But in the time it took to raise a force that eventually numbered 5,000, about 3 times the size of the Boston Police, looting increased on September 10, and continued for 9 days until the militia was able to quell it.

A group getting millions in state tax money is leading Madison's protests and calling for defunding of police departments.  Freedom Inc. isn't shy about pushing its radical rhetoric.  The Madison-based nonprofit has advocated for the release of all African Americans from jail and the defunding of police departments.  As for the current protests, the group's leaders say "all actions against racist state violence are justified."  "Stop murdering black people, and your glass will be safe," Monica Adams, co-executive director for Freedom Inc., said while leading the third day of police protests in the state's capital on Monday [6/1/2020].  "Thank all the youth freedom fighters who were in the streets fighting (Sunday) night and Saturday night," said Mahnker Dahnweih, community power-building coordinator for Freedom Inc.  "Every action is a contribution to liberation."  So where does a group like this get the money it needs to promote its agenda?  A lot of it comes from you.

Obama-era ex-intel official secures bail for NYC lawyer suspected of hurling Molotov cocktail in George Floyd unrest.  A former high-level Obama administration intelligence official has guaranteed the $250,000 bail for the New York City lawyer who allegedly firebombed an unoccupied NYPD police cruiser early Saturday, calling the suspect her "best friend," Fox News has confirmed.  The Washington Free Beacon first reported that Salmah Rizvi, who served in the Defense Department and State Department during the Obama administration, went to bat for Urooj Rahman, who was arrested this weekend alongside Pryor Cashman associate Colinford Mattis. [...] The Free Beacon noted that, according to her biography at the Islamic Scholarship Fund, Rizvi's "high-value work would often inform the president's daily briefs."

NYC Arsonists to Be Instantly Freed from Jail Thanks to 'Bail Reform' Law.  Arsonists who set fires in New York City, New York, during multiple nights of riots will be instantly freed from jail if ever arrested thanks to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's (D-NY) bail reform law.  For many nights now, arsonists have set ablaze New York City Police Department (NYPD) vehicles, city dumpsters, and rubble on the streets of New York City.  Those arrested for arson, if arrests are made, will spend less than 24 hours in jail.

Nearly All Rioters Freed from Jail in D.C., Most Avoid Felony Riot Charges.  Nearly all rioters have been freed from jail in Washington, D.C. and most have had felony riot charges dropped against them, and now they are only facing burglary, destruction of property, and curfew violation charges.  Arrest records obtained by WUSA 9 reveal that hundreds of rioters have been arrested over the last week in riots and looting sprees across the nation's capital.

Riots, looting and America burning — the end of the progressive dream.  There is a big debate about designating Antifa a terrorist group and what if any steps the federal government can take to stop the rioting.  But we all know who the real culprits are for turning America's streets into a war zone:  progressives and liberals.  They have filled the mind of America's youth with ideological nitroglycerine that is now exploding in our streets, while also setting the conditions that make it almost impossible to stop it.  The terrible events that have unfolded in the wake of the death of George Floyd represent the systematic failure of five decades of progressivism and liberalism.  The end of the progressive dream has now brought us all to the brink in three ways. [...]

Lefty pols have put cops everywhere in peril.  On Tuesday night [6/2/2020], as Mayor Bill de Blasio went on CNN to lie to Chris Cuomo that all was "calm" in New York, the exhausted men and women of the NYPD were being bruised and battered for the fourth night by criminals running amok under the cover of George Floyd protests.  "It's been a good night," de Blasio said.  As he spoke, the reality on the streets was revealed in a video going viral on Twitter of a "looting party" in Soho, with hundreds of revelers milling around looted stores and dancing on cars.  At the same time, over on Fox News, NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association chief Ed Mullins was making an extraordinary plea for the President Trump to intervene to rescue a mighty police force that has been hobbled and abandoned by its political masters.

Yes, George Soros Sent Money to Fund the Riots — and So Did Taxpayers.  Ever since the protests turned to riots over the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, rumors have flown that George Soros and his Open Society Foundation had to be involved.  After all, OSF funded Black Lives Matter in 2015.  It didn't take long to reveal the financial ties to current riots and to show that OSF and George Soros directly support the movement today.  Particularly infuriating are the taxpayer-funded grants received in conjunction with the Soros funding.  Daniel Bice of the Milwaukie [sic] Journal-Sentinel reports that a group called Freedom, Inc. has received grants from the Wisconsin Department of Justice:  ["]The Madison-based nonprofit has advocated for the release of all African Americans from jail and the defunding of police departments.  As for the current protests, the group's leaders say "all actions against racist state violence are justified."["]

Democrats at War.  Virtually all the mayhem was centered in Democrat-controlled states and cities.  The same mayors who had jailed local business people and ordinary citizens for congregating in groups of more than ten were utterly silent as crowds of thousands formed to tear their cities apart.  Meanwhile not a single word was uttered, not a single arrest made, by these same Democrat governors and mayors to prevent the protesters and rioters from violating the social distancing ordinances they had used to close churches and houses of worship the week before.  While stores, apartment buildings and even police stations were torched by violent radicals, while ordinary citizens were being terrorized, Democrat governors were reluctant to call out their National Guard and nip the riots in the bud.  This reluctance became active resistance when they defied the president's appeals to them to take every measure necessary to stop the the terrorists in their tracks and restore law and order to our cities.  One of the most frightening sights amidst all the mayhem was the direct threat the street terrorists posed to the White House.  Thousands of rioters and protesters gathered in front of the White House.  What were the protesters doing at the White House in the first place?  The president had condemned the murder of George Floyd and called his family immediately after the event.  There wasn't a politician or public figure in the entire nation who was defending the killer cop.

Democrats and Antifa:  Fighting Racism with Racism and Riots.  An ugly incident of police brutality has yet again brought the topic of race to the center of public discussion, peddled by the leftist media.  Violent riots accompanied by looting, arson, and destruction of property in dozens of American cities were presented my media and leftist politicians as legitimate protests and expression of the black community's pain — because America is racist. [...] Somehow, it's the white people who should be accountable for everything bad that happens, which fully corresponds with "identity politics" promoted by the left.  Constant oppression of "people of color" by their evil white counterparts indeed has been at the heart of the leftist discourse for decades.  Leftists talk about "systematic" and "institutional" racism that exists in America.  When asked for examples, the answer from the apologists is usually "Google it."

As in the 1960s, violent rioting hurts the most disadvantaged.  "America is burning.  But that's how flowers grow."  So spoke Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.  "Riots are an integral part of the country's march toward progress."  So read a statement from the Democratic Committee of Fairfax County, Virginia, the affluent Washington suburb that has a population of 1 million.  "Please, show me where it says protesters are supposed to be polite and peaceful," asked CNN's Chris Cuomo.  He's apparently been too busy interviewing his brother, the governor of New York, to reread the First Amendment, which protects "the right of the people peaceably to assemble."  I take a different view.  I know how violent rioting, and that's what we've been seeing, despite media attempts at hiding it, can destroy a city and ruin the lives of its residents.

Prosecute actions, not thoughtcrimes.  The notion that Mr. Floyd was purposefully killed by the policeman because he is colored must not translate into illegal actions, looting the local stores, building fires, assaulting people, and destroying property.  To allege that the illegal looting and rioting actions are appropriate is the worst form of racism, alleging that because of their color, these people are incapable of controlling their behavior.  The actions of rioting and looting must be aggressively shut down to maintain an orderly society.  Anarchy cannot be an appropriate answer.

Why hasn't Antifa been infiltrated yet?  With a hate group like the KKK, it seems that no three Klan members can meet without at least one of them being a FBI informant.  So how [...] does a violent anarchist group like Antifa, which has been around in its present form for over ten years, manage to fly under the radar?  Why hasn't Antifa been infiltrated and its organizers exposed?  It can't be that hard to do.  These people are not like the Mafia or the hardcore communists of the '40s and '50s with their cells and codes.  Antifa is composed of pampered punks.  And yes, Antifa is mostly white radicals who use black anger as their pretext for violence.  These multi-city riots and demonstrations across the country don't happen by accident.  Antifa people come from across state lines, assemble, and sometimes seem to have target areas.

NYC Police Union President: 'We Are Losing the City'.  The president of the New York City police union wrote Tuesday [6/2/2020] in a letter to his fellow sergeants, "I know we are losing the city," amid the violent protests and riots occurring in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis.

Looters, rioters not being prosecuted by circuit attorney, says attorney general.  Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt says St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner has not charged any of the people that St. Louis police officers have arrested during recent violent protests and, as a result, they've all been released.  "To see that kind of level of violence and rioting that went on, police officers being shot and shot at, a retired police captain being murdered, people throwing rocks and gasoline and frozen water bottles at police officers, firefighters being assaulted and blocked from doing their job, businesses that have served the community for years being burned to the ground, it's unfathomable that every single person arrested that night has been released.

Feds investigating whether criminal actors exerting 'command and control' over unrest as bricks thrown at cops.  Federal law enforcement officials are probing whether "criminal actors" are coordinating violent activities during protests and are looking into reports that "rocks and bricks" have been dropped off to throw at police and other law enforcement as cities across the country grapple with the uptick in violence, a senior Justice Department official said.  "You see the hallmarks... We're trying to see if there's a coordinated command and control, you see those bread crumbs and that's what we're trying to verify," the DOJ official said.  Another DOJ official said the feds have seen signs of "very organized" coordination from "professional" agitators, some linked to Antifa.

Ben & Jerry's calls on Americans to 'dismantle white supremacy' in forceful statement.  Let there be no doubt where Ben & Jerry's stands.  The ice cream maker has called on Americans to "dismantle white supremacy" and "grapple with the sins of our past" as nationwide protests against racial injustice stretch into their eighth day.  In a forceful statement posted to the company's website late on Tuesday [6/2/2020], Ben & Jerry's describes the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, at the hands of a white police officer as the result of "inhumane police brutality that is perpetuated by a culture of white supremacy."  "What happened to George Floyd was not the result of a bad apple; it was the predictable consequence of a racist and prejudiced system and culture that has treated Black bodies as the enemy from the beginning," said the brand, which is owned by Unilever.

The Editor says...
I am happy to say that I have never tasted any of the stuff produced by Ben and Jerry.

Yes, Trump Can Use Military To Quell Spreading Riots — And He Should, If States, Cities Fail To Do The Job.  President Donald Trump says he may call out the military to quell riots if the states refuse to do their duty to protect their citizens.  But can he even do that?  His harshest critics say no, but they're very wrong.  The riots and looting that have taken place across the country are anything but "peaceful."  And while all of us agree peaceful demonstrations are acceptable, even if we don't agree with them, the recent orgy of violence has been driven by far-left anarchists and others bent on taking down a democratically elected government.

Democrats Are Using Antifa to Foment Revolution.  Barack Obama started the "fundamental transformation of the United States of America."  Yet, this is not Obama's Antifa.  A failure as president, he did manage to accomplish one important prerequisite for this rebellion.  He instilled in the left the understanding that "change" must be forced upon an unwilling electorate.  With this insight, Antifa has transitioned from pajama-boy blobs of perpetually offended miscreants, mostly drawn from misanthropes who were picked last in high school, into a trained guerilla force with cool uniforms.  Fascists like cool uniforms.  Antifa, the paramilitary arm of the Democratic Party, has spent the last three years recruiting, and organizing.  They have mobilized and learned tactics.  They have a plan and are working hard to cover all the bases.  Starting slow, they probed to find what government would allow, media would trumpet, and the public would endure.

Retired St. Louis police captain killed by looters.  A retired St. Louis police captain killed by people who broke into a pawn shop after protests turned violent was a gregarious and outspoken leader who mentored youths and insisted on strict ethical conduct among his employees, a longtime colleague said Tuesday.  David Dorn, 77, was found dead on the sidewalk in front of Lee's Pawn & Jewelry about 2:30 a.m.  Tuesday.  No arrests have been made.

American carnage:  These aren't protests — they're riots.  Someone must end the lawlessness.  Police sirens wailed up and down 8th Avenue in Manhattan, and New York Police Department helicopters hovered overhead Monday night [6/1/2020].  The rioters, according to my social media feeds, were several blocks away from my home, pillaging a clothing outlet.  A family member sent me a photo he took, from his window, of a jewelry store being ransacked, with no cops in sight.  New York City, like so many others across the country, is under siege.  The police here are not in control of the streets.  Anyone can turn on the television or open up social media and see rioters chanting profanely, destroying public and private property, or even attacking women shop owners.

The Sole Justification Offered for the Riots Is a Fiction.  It is true that there are injustices in the United States.  It is true that there is tension and distrust between the police and racial minorities, and that this has terrible human costs, George Floyd's death prominent among them.  But the rioters and looters and their apologists are advancing a more specific claim still:  that Floyd's death is not just an individual tragedy worthy of particular outrage, but part of an epidemic of lethal violence perpetrated against unarmed black men by police officers.  That such tragedies happen with startling frequency.  That black men cannot leave the house without getting shot by racist cops.  "It's important to be here today because we're dying," one protester told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  "It's an epidemic."  This is not supported by the data.

Federal Officials Arrest Illinois Man Accused Of Distributing Explosives, Inciting Riots In Chicago And Minneapolis.  Federal officials say they've arrested a Galesburg, Illinois, man whom they say traveled from his home to both Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Chicago, Illinois, to hand out explosives and incite riots.  Matthew Rupert was arrested by the Chicago Police Department on Sunday [5/31/2020] after breaking the city's curfew[,] and when police searched his car, they found evidence of explosives and other incendiary devices.  An eventual search of his Facebook page yielded a number of videos, which Rupert had set to "public," showing Rupert encouraging rioters to burn buildings and attack police officers, according to CBS News Chicago.

Town Fights Antifa: 'They Just Beat the Ever-Loving Snot Out of Them'.  A small gang of Antifa thugs tried to stir up trouble in Yucaipa, California — but it turns out they messed with the wrong town.  Video shows citizens turning out in large numbers to chase the thugs out of town.  "They just beat the ever-loving snot out of three or four guys," said an unidentified man who was filming the beat down.  "The Antifa guys are not doing well at all here. [...]"  [Video clip]

Useful Idiots Give Rioters The Thumbs Up, End Up With Living Room Window Smashed Anyway.  [Language warning]  [Video clip]

Masked Looter Thug Picked The Wrong Asian Business To Target... Owner Makes Him Beg For His Life.  [Language warning]  [Video clip]

Must See Exclusive:  Mysterious Stacks of Bricks Are Being Delivered to Numerous US Cities — More Evidence Riots Are Organized!.  In cities around the US bricks are being delivered to riot locations and used to destroy property.  In Boston and Houston bricks are being delivered. [...] Citizen Free Press says 'follow the bricks' — there you will find who is subsidizing these riots.

Saks Fifth Avenue is wrapped in razor wire to prevent looting.  Saks Fifth Avenue surrounded its flagship Manhattan store with razor wire on Tuesday to keep thieves from smashing their way in and making off with troves of expensive merchandise, The [New York] Post has learned.  The luxury retailer has also hired private security guards with specially trained dogs to protect the premises in the wake of Monday night's looting of Macy's iconic Herald Square location.  At Saks, workers on Tuesday afternoon began attaching chain-link fencing to plywood that was previously installed to cover the luxury store's famed display windows.

I Watched Antifa Grow, Let Me Warn You About These Terrorists.  I absolutely knew the Antifa attacks would come one day.  Now, the President is aware these attacks are designed to spread.  He is acting, as he must, designating Antifa a domestic terror group.  Because I work in the heart of radical progressivism, I have tracked Antifa for years.  These people are very serious.  They are terrorists aligned with the radical leadership of Black Lives Matter, who traded learnings with Hamas, and, the founding philosophy of which Professor Jacobson has exposed, based upon the work of Anne Sorock of The Frontier Lab.

Armed Looter Shot Dead Trying to Rob Philadelphia Gun Store.  According to Fox29, the shooting happened "approximately 4:11 a.m. on the 1500 block of Front Street in the Pennsport section of the city."  The deadly failed robbery reportedly happened at Firing Line Inc when the owner was keeping guard of the store following an attempted break in on Sunday night [5/31/2020].  The owner saw a small group of armed robbers attempt to make it into the store on the premises' surveillance camera and heard them coming up the store stairs before he dealt with the intruders.

How's that progressive virtue signaling working for 'ya now, Nike?  Here's Nike's latest sacrifice:  [Video clip]

Cops in the Cross-hairs — Antifa Declares War on Police.  There was a time in our country when not even the Mafia dared kill a cop.  But those times are long past.  Well-funded and highly organized anarchists have used the protests over the killing of George Floyd as an excuse to burn private and government property and loot businesses across the country.  In the beginning, these terrorists focused on destruction and inciting others to riot.  But now, these provocateurs have ratcheted up their mayhem by taking aim at police officers and attempting to kill them.  The rule of law has fallen by the wayside.  The guerrilla war now is being waged with lethal intent.

6 Cities Where Looters Are Ransacking Minority-Owned Businesses.  Minority-owned businesses are among the worst-hit targets of looters and rioters who rampaged in Minneapolis and then other cities after a black man died in police custody, according to news reports.  "Expressing grievances to our elected officials in the form of protest is a time-honored tradition," Stacy Washington, co-chairwoman of the board of Project 21, a black conservative group, said in a public statement Monday [6/1/2020].  "But what we are watching unfold across the country is a coordinated effort to destroy the rule of law and order in our communities and to gin up racial tension," Washington said.  "In video after video, we see masked white protesters dressed all in black destroying property in black neighborhoods.  And it's blacks who are trying to stop the Antifa protesters from defacing small businesses."

Crates Filled with Pipe Bombs Discovered Near Korean War Memorial.  Jack Posobiec reported that authorities had discovered a crate filled with pipe bombs near a Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. As of Tuesday evening [6/2/2020], law enforcement is said to be pursuing a suspect in their placement.

All Is Going According To Plan For The Leftists Long Working To Take Down & Destroy America.  Martin Luther King, Jr. was wrong when he declared, "A riot is the language of the unheard."  No, a riot is the language of the unhinged, the unlawful, the uncouth, the uneducated, and the uncivilized.  It is always an attack upon the culture, the community, the commandants, and civilization.  It is a throwback to when "men did that which was right in his own eyes."  Riots are a message of hopelessness and an admission that thousands of years of advancement have failed, and all hope is gone, so we have given up and are regressing into a New Dark Age.

Secretary Esper: 'I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act'.  During a series of remarks made Wednesday morning, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said that he does "not support invoking the Insurrection Act" as a way to quell the riots that have overtaken cities across the country in the wake of George Floyd's death.  In the wake of the riots, President Trump suggested that he may deploy the U.S. military to cities that need help protecting their citizens and infrastructure, which began a discussion of whether or not he would invoke the Insurrection Act of 1807.  "The option to use active-duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort and only in the most urgent and dire of situation.  We are not in one of those situations now."

'Resistance' Has Become Insurrection.  Make no mistake: we are at an inflection point in U.S history, one that's already blown past the political and race riots and Hong Kong flu of 1968 and is barreling toward Fort Sumter, Shiloh, and Antietam.  For decades, a number of blue states have been in open defiance of federal law, especially regarding drugs and immigration.  They've created "sanctuary" cities, and have refused cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), resulting in needless deaths of many Americans.  And they don't care.  Today, from their bastions in New York City, Albany, Los Angeles, Sacramento, California, Chicago, and Lansing, Michigan, they have openly trashed the First Amendment's guarantees of the free exercise of religion and peaceable assembly in deliberate overreaction to COVID-19, while simultaneously finding a "right" to violent mass protest and property destruction.  They are no longer demanding a "redress of grievances" — they see the country as the grievance itself.  Designating the masked cowards of Antifa as terrorists is a good first step.  It will give the feds valuable new tools to put them away.  But neither should the feds shrink from confrontation.  This is no time to play patty-cake with the rainbow coalition of terror now being visited upon us.  The only thing violent thugs understand is overwhelming force, brutally applied — a principle that Grant and William T. Sherman came to understand in their conduct of the Civil War.

Another Night in Lootopia.  Race riots usually begin with criminality and end with criminality.  They're protests by criminals on behalf of a dead criminal.  The stores with smashed windows aren't a means of expressing outrage, but the end.  The purpose of criminality is criminality.  The police exist so that stores can remain unrobbed and random pedestrians can remain unbeaten.  The protests express opposition to that policy by robbing stores and assaulting random people.  Riots and looting are not a distraction from the protests.  They are the essential point of the protests and the radical movement that they represent.  The police were never the problem.  The looters and rioters were.

'Random Piles of Bricks' Magically Appearing at Protests While Agitators Hand Out Cash to Rioters.  A video from New York City shows a protester heaving a brick through a window.  This is a common sight the last few nights as riots have broken out in the wake of protests over the killing of George Floyd.  Ever wonder where those bricks come from? [...] What's a stash of bricks doing in the middle of a Manhattan street with no construction project around?

Trucker attacked by mob on I-35 was delivering fuel to black-owned business.  It was an indelible image, etched in my young brain, that I wished I had not seen.  Watching the nightly news with my parents on April 29, 1992, I, along with millions of others, witnessed Reginald Denny being dragged out of his truck at a Los Angeles intersection and beaten in an unspeakable manner in retaliation for the Rodney King beating.  I never thought I'd see something like that again outside a place like the Middle East, but here we are again, staring down the barrel of unbridled anarchy.  Are fundamental rights so contorted that rioters now have the right to block streets and freeways too, demand that anyone stop for them, and then beat them out of their cars?  And then the innocent drivers are the ones who get in trouble, not the murderous mobs?

New America:  Cops get punished for self-defense; rioters set free.  George Floyd's family is getting swift justice against the cop who killed him by all levels of the Minnesota justice system.  Now who will deliver justice for the American citizens, including cops, beaten and killed and all the damaged property and disruptions?  Well, prosecutors in major cities are now dropping charges even against the few rioters arrested, while pressing charges against cops involved in very dangerous self-defense situations.  David Dorn was a retired cop, with the St. Louis police department for 38 years.  He was helping his friend defend his pawn shop when he was shot dead on the sidewalk Monday night by rioters.  Dorn was African-American.  Police currently have no suspects.  His family will likely never see justice.

Rioters Burn Down Home, Block Firefighters, Trap Children Inside.  A Virginia police chief delivered an emotional statement when recalling an incident where firefighters were prevented from reaching a burning house by rioters amid the chaos that ensued following the recent George Floyd protests. [...] In spite of the dreadful incident, thankfully, police were able to rescue those trapped inside the burning house.  Speaking about the weekend's protests, Richmond mayor Levar Stoney said:  "Peaceful protests in solidarity against the injustices of black men hijacked by bad actors.  As soon as you loot a store or set a public bus on fire, you're not demonstrating.  You've made it about you.

Riots Aren't Just Destroying Businesses, They're Taking Lives.  While we've all been captivated by the images of looting and pillaging taking place in dozens of American cities, off-camera, homicides have been soaring over the past week as police are expending almost all of their energies trying to quell civil unrest.  As cops try to get a handle on the riots, criminals are taking full advantage.  In Chicago, there were 22 homicides over the weekend, including 11 homicides just on Sunday [5/31/2020] alone.  In the greater Cook County area the numbers are even worse.

Woman charged with inciting riots after posting Facebook Live video.  A Michigan woman faces up to 10 years behind bars for encouraging others to loot and throw bricks at buildings in a Facebook Live video, according to a report.  Alexandria "Ally" Lyons posted the livestreamed video over the weekend during riots in Grand Rapids that left more than 100 businesses damaged, MLive.com reported.  In the video, Lyons is seen swigging beer — likely stolen from a bar called Mojo's in Grand Rapids — and showing off clothes allegedly swiped from F. David Barney Clothiers, according to court records.  At another point, "she is heard multiple times encouraging her friends and others to throw bricks or other objects at windows of multiple businesses downtown and at one point picks up a brick herself and mentions heading 'back to the courthouse,'" the arrest affidavit said.

How NYC looters pull off 'well organized' scheme to target high-end stores.  The looters ransacking luxe stores in Soho appear to be large, rival groups engaged in a "very well-organized looting scheme," according to a local who has been watching them across several days.  Jarrod Jordan told The Post he has monitored two groups — one of which has a caravan of luxury vehicles including Bentleys and Mercedes — as they prowled the neighborhood and broke into high-end stores amid the chaos of unrest over the police custody death of George Floyd.  "This is a real business.  This isn't angry protesters in any way shape or form," said Jordan, who is a chief digital officer of a multinational food company.  "This is organized crime happening really, really well."

Black woman shames looters for destroying her Brooklyn store and tells them 'get a job'.  An elderly black woman has slammed looters saying they 'lied' when they said 'Black Lives Matter' and telling them to 'get a job' after her Brooklyn store was destroyed in riots.  Shocking footage posted on social media shows the distraught New Yorker blasting the actions of looters as she stands in front of her shell of a store with its front now exposed and wires seen dangling down from the ceiling.  'The problem that bothers me?  You said Black Lives Matter,' the emotional black woman is heard saying while other people cleaning up the destruction look on.

Black Woman Store Owner Rips Looters: 'Tell Me Black Lives Matter.  You Lied.  You Wanted To Loot The Store'.  The protests, rioting, looting and anarchy that the Left has enthusiastically promoted has destroyed the livelihoods of blacks, whites, Hispanics, Asians, Arabs, and every other racial group from Atlantic to Pacific.  In New York on Tuesday [6/2/2020], a video went viral featuring a black woman store owner standing outside her now-ransacked place of business condemning the rioters and looters that destroyed her livelihood.

Thousands of Protesters March on the Home of NYC Mayor de Blasio, Demand He Resign For How He's Handled the City.  Thousands of protesters have marched on the home of Mayor Bill de Blasio calling for him to resign.  It was actually even larger than that would appear, it reportedly stretched for 19 blocks.  They reached the home and demanded he go.

More than 20 shot over 12 hours in Chicago as gun violence remains high for second week.  More than 20 people were shot in Chicago over 12 hours Tuesday through early Wednesday [6/3/2020] as gun violence remains high across the city for the second week in a row.  In two of the overnight shootings — on the Far South Side and South Side — three or more people were wounded, according to police.  Shootings started spiking in Chicago over the long Memorial Day weekend, when at least 50 people were shot.  The next day, 28 more people were shot, including a 5-year-old girl standing with her family.

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There is no such thing as "gun violence."  The guns are not violent.

Bumfight: As New York burns, Cuomo blasts de Blasio, de Blasio blasts Cuomo.  In an unprecedented blue-on-blue round of finger-pointing, New York's Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo, has blasted New York City's far-left mayor, Bill de Blasio for allowing criminals under the guise of 'protest' to take over New York City and smash, burn, and loot the place into rubble. [...] It's not just the marquee places in New York that look like warzones either.  Here a tweet showing how Caracas-like it looks in what was once a nice part of the Bronx:  [Video clip]  De Blasio has literally lost control, and clearly has no idea what he is doing.

Over 400 NYC Looters to Be Freed from Jail Thanks to 'Bail Reform' Policy.  More than 400 looters arrested in New York City, New York, riots this week will be immediately freed from jail thanks to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's (D-NY) "bail reform" policy that eliminated bail for many nonviolent and violent crimes.  As riots rage on in New York City — and Mayor Bill de Blasio has refused to deploy the U.S. National Guard — hundreds of looters arrested for burglarizing shops and stores are set to be immediately freed back onto the streets.  The New York Times noted that more than 400 people in New York City have been arrested for looting commercial businesses.  Almost all of them will likely be released from jail immediately after their arraignments in court.

Suspected Antifa Anarchist Accused Of Inciting Riots Turned In To Police By His Parents.  A suspected Antifa anarchist accused of inciting riots in Pittsburgh was turned in to police by his own parents Monday evening [6/1/2020].  Brian Bartels, 20, is accused of inciting violent protests in the city on Saturday in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd.

82nd Airborne Division Arrives to DC Metro Area with Black Hawks and Chinooks.  An 82nd Airborne Division's Immediate Response Force battalion arrived to Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland Monday evening for a civil unrest mission in the nation's capitol, according to sources.  The IRF battalion — which deployed to Iraq earlier this year to quell Iran-backed violence — brought approximately 750 soldiers, ten Black Hawk helicopters, and four Chinooks, according to sources.  The helicopters are utility, not attack, and are used to transport troops short distances.

Antifa-Backing Cuomo Declares Protests Are Not Required to Be Peaceful.  As NewsBusters has extensively documented, CNN host Chris "Fredo" Cuomo has an affinity for the left-wing terrorist group Antifa; claiming they had a "good cause" and "morality" on their side.  So, it came as no surprise when, on Tuesday's [6/2/2020] Cuomo PrimeTime, he emphatically argued that protests were under no obligation to be peaceful.  Cuomo kicked off his show by decrying the strict curfews cities around the country were putting in place to stop rioters and looters, and painted them as purely a way to crack down on the actual peaceful protesters.  "It is a sad day when we need curfews in our cities.  America's major cities are filled with people demanding this country become more fair, more just and ironically, more united," he whined.

Protesters Say They're Looting Because It's 'Slavery Money' & 'We Should Kill Them' Cops.  The peaceful protesters do not actually care about the death of George Floyd.  They want to see an end to racism, that much makes sense.  The rioters and looters, however, couldn't care less about Floyd.  They just want to see America burn.

132 Chicago Police Officers Injured During Riots.  One hundred and thirty-two police Chicago police officers were injured during this weekend's riots after George Floyd's death on May 25 in Minneapolis Police custody.  WLS reported that the city's 911 center took more than 65,000 calls, mostly for looting, over the past 24 hours — about 50,000 more calls than average.

This Black American Deems Floyd Protests Unnecessary.  As a black American, Democrats and fake news media demand that I agree with the George Floyd protests.  I say the protests are unnecessary and are totally politically motivated.  The American people of all races including President Trump have expressed their outrage over the wrongful death of Mr. Floyd.  The officer who killed Mr. Floyd has been charged with murder.  The three officers who watched the abuse have been fired and investigated.  So, where's the beef?  Why are opportunists looting stores, burning businesses, and beating up whites in the name of demanding justice?  Who is opposing justice for Mr. Floyd?  The answer is no one.  Therefore, what is the real purpose of the riots, hate, violence, and chaos in our streets?  The answer is politics.  Democrats and fake news media believe by generating racial hate, they can ensure that blacks will vote against Trump in November.

Report: LAPD Arrests Man 'Armed to the Teeth' in National Guard Uniform.  A heavily armed man wearing a National Guard uniform was arrested early Tuesday morning on assault weapon charges in Los Angeles, according to FOX 11.  Reporter Bill Melugin said the arrest occurred near protests over the death of George Floyd in the city's downtown area.

America's emergency responders are under siege.  The violent protesters (whether BLM, Antifa, Chauvinistas, Anarchists, or opportunists) are being aided and abetted by the media and Democrat politicians.  It's the ordinary American citizen — the small business owner, the retiree whose retirement fund includes shares in companies that are looted and burned, the truck driver caught on the freeway, the churchgoers, and many other people just trying to get by — who are the targets of the whole Democrat establishment, from the looters to the mayors' offices to Democrat politicians in D.C.  And what about the forces of law and order?  Well, that's where it gets interesting.  Keep in mind that all of these protests are taking place in Democrat-controlled cities.  When it comes to the guys and gals on the street, some are siding with the peaceful protesters, but all seem to be trying to stem the violence.  Their problem is that their bosses, not the guys on the streets with them, but the Democrat police chiefs and mayors, are siding with the protesters.

Americans are being subjected to an orgy of disinformation.  The expression that "truth is the first casualty in (or of) war" traces back to Aeschylus, but became popular in the early 20th century.  As the past few days' riots show, that expression is on steroids now, with many of the worst lies coming directly from the media.  This post catalogs some of the lies that swirled around, along with the facts that the media couldn't be bothered to check lest they interfere with the narrative.  The most consequential lies, as always, are about President Trump.  Yesterday, holding his mother's Bible, Trump walked out of the White House, crossed through Lafayette Park, and headed to St. John's church, the historic church (founded in 1815) that the rioters had set aflame.  The media and other leftists were not upset about the burnt church.  Instead, they asserted that Trump had ordered the military to use tear gas on protesters so that he could cross the street.

Looter Dead After Allegedly Breaking into Gun Store, Getting Shot by Owner.  A looter who allegedly broke into a Philadelphia gun store overnight was pronounced dead at the scene after the store owner shot him in the head just after 4 a.m.  Fox 5 reports a "crew of looters reportedly attempted to break in," but the store owner was ready for them.  6 ABC reports the owner had his business, the Firing Line Gun Range and Gun Store, staked out because of another attempted burglary and he was watching surveillance cameras when he saw "three or four men use wire cutters to break through the gate and enter the store."

Man shot, killed during burglary attempt at South Philadelphia gun store, police say.  Police said one person is dead following a shooting during a burglary attempt inside a South Philadelphia gun store early Tuesday [6/2/2020].  It happened around 4:20 a.m. on the 1500 block of South Front Street in the Pennsport section of the city.

If pushed, we know what to do.  Everybody in America knows that these riots have nothing to do with George Floyd and everything to do with trying to force Trump from office.  We've seen videos of Antifa paying off thugs and of pallets of bricks waiting at strategic spots for thugs to come throw them.  We saw video of a thug admitting he did it for the money.  We suspect that the guy who provided the money is named Soros.  This has all been carefully thought through and planned out.  People have been on the ground setting things up and stirring the pot in cities across America.  It's not protest, but insurrection.  It's time the decent people struck back — forcefully.  Antifa has tipped its hand.  Private small businessmen have watched all this go down.  They've seen the guys who had to watch their life's work go up in flames; they also saw the bakery guys who defended their property with shotguns.

Trump is right, antifa are terrorists; they always were.  The term "anti-fascist" began as a lie.  It remains a lie today.  Clueless commentators, ignorant of its history, have been known to refer to the "antifa" movement as "strictly principled anti-fascists," or a group that "protests fascism."  In fact, this is a movement of violent extremists whose philosophy traces back to the early 20th century.  The riots now raging in U.S. cities are not about police misconduct.  They haven't been for many days.  The senseless and callous police killing of George Floyd inspired peaceful protests at first, but now it has become an excuse for a troupe of professional revolutionaries and marauders.  They use these incidents in order to flex their muscle and test how far their impressionable recruits are willing to go in breaking the law, as Jared Monroe discovered upon infiltrating one such group in Utah.

Why people leave the church.  "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a joint statement that Trump is ripping the country apart when Americans are crying out for unity over the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week."  The peaceful-by-day, arsonist-by-night protesters had tried to burn the church down the night before.  They are trying to tear the nation apart.  I cannot find any condemnation by Pelosi or Schumer of the violence and destruction by Antifa and other Democrats.

US Park Police Say They Did NOT Fire Tear Gas At White House Protesters, Claim Demonstrators Were Attacking Cops.  United States Park Police officials defended themselves Tuesday [6/2/2020] from charges that they fired tear gas at protesters outside of the White House, and denied that they dispersed a demonstration just so that President Donald Trump could walk from the White House across the street to the historic St.  John's Church.  Trump and the Park Police both ran afoul of mainstream media commentators for the incident Monday, with many on social media claiming that the Park Police used extraordinary and violent measures to disperse a peaceful protest simply so the president could take photos outside of the historic church which was nearly burned Sunday night, per Fox News.

Teen Vogue:  Antifa 'Aspires Toward Creating a Better World'.  Leftist outlet Teen Vogue told its readers that the terrorist organization Antifa "aspires to create a better world" in the wake of riots that have broken out across the country, which have involved looting, vandalism, businesses being destroyed, beatings, and death.  "'Antifa grows out of a larger revolutionary politics that aspires toward creating a better world, but the primary motivation is to stop racists from organizing,'" tweeted Teen Vogue on Monday [6/1/2020].

Florida police chief encourages residents to shoot looters breaking into homes.  A Florida sheriff on Monday [6/1/2020] encouraged residents to open fire on violent looters who try to enter their homes.  "I would tell them, if you value your life, they probably shouldn't do that in Polk County.  Because the people of Polk County like guns, they have guns, I encourage them to own guns, and they're going to be in their homes tonight with their guns loaded," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told reporters during a news briefing.  "And if you try to break into their homes to steal, to set fires, I'm highly recommending they blow you back out of the house with their guns.  So, leave the community alone."

Virginia governor Refused to send his National Guard to Washington D.C. to help restore order after request from the White House.  The governor of Virginia refused to send his National Guard troops across the Potomac River into Washington D.C., despite a request from the White House for the state to deploy its guardsmen to help disperse protesters. 'I am not going to send our men and women in uniform of a very proud National Guard to Washington for a photo-op,' Governor Ralph Northam, a Democrat, said at a press conference in Richmond on Tuesday [6/2/2020].  White House officials also inquired about taking control of Washington D.C.'s police force as President Donald Trump sought to retake control of the situation after protests broke out over the country in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

Las Vegas:  Rioter Shoots Police Officer in the Head from Behind.  Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told a press briefing an officer was shot around 11 p.m.  Monday night [6/1/2020] and is in critical condition and on life support at University Medical Center.  Lombardo said officers were dealing with a large group of rioters at a George Floyd protest near the Circus Circus hotel-casino when the officer went down.

A Warning to Rioters and Antifa Members Threatening to Come to the Suburbs.  This isn't an internet tough guy post.  This isn't me flexing about my love of the 2nd Amendment and practice thereof.  This isn't about how well I can shoot, or what kind of guns I own.  This is a legitimate warning about what will happen. [...] Rioting in a city is, for all intents and purposes, safe for the rioter.  Even if you do have a confrontation with police, you're more than likely going to get a few bumps and bruises.  At worst, some blood might be drawn from superficial wounds.  The worst that may befall you is if your fellow rioters turn on you for any reason.  Then you'll really face serious injury, though more than likely, you're just going to riot, loot, destroy, and go home.  The rules change in the suburbs.  You're not robbing a private store and destroying public property anymore.  Now you're in home territory.  The house is full of valuable possessions and luxuries, yes, but more than that, this location has family members in it.  Wives, children, and even beloved pets.  You're in a different playing field now.  Here the stakes are a lot higher for the victims of rioters, and as such, the stakes will rise for you.  You're no longer just facing an arrest charge or a few bumps and bruises.  You're now playing with your life.

Here's why looters chose Target stores as focus of rageAdweek has an interesting piece on why Target is being, well, targeted by the anarchists and thieves who are looting stores in the chain.  It's not a random choice.  A young woman aired grievances via a Twitter thread explaining the corporation's history of supporting and funding local police.  I would post that Twitter thread but her account is protected now — not available to be seen by the public.  I assume she started receiving blowback and didn't want the negative attention.  Minneapolis is the epicenter of Target branding.

Hard-core agents provocateurs infiltrate US protests.  As peaceful protests started a couple of days after the death of George Floyd, they suddenly took a sinister turn.  Within 48 hours, there were highly coordinated riots throughout the US that rapidly multiplied.  The protests have been quickly infiltrated by mainly white extremist groups, including most visible in videos anarchist Antifa leftist activists.  Clad in black, they have initiated and instigated looting and property destruction.  They have also targeted domestic security forces and burned police stations to weaken law and order and destroyed critical infrastructure such as banks, pharmacies and grocery stores, sowing further chaos among a population already reeling from the pandemic.

Antifa's Most Important Enabler Is Its Legal Arm, the National Lawyers Guild.  [Scroll down]  Busy alongside Antifa this year will be the movement's unofficial legal arm:  the National Lawyers Guild.  Although much lower profile than their enablers within the establishment media and among the more extreme elements of the Democratic Party, the National Lawyers Guild is actually far more important when it comes to keeping Antifa's program of extreme political violence going.  Made up of thousands of hard-left lawyers spread out in over 150 chapters across the country (not including over 100 student chapters), and funded by giant philanthropists like the Ford Foundation and George Soros, the NLG explicitly and openly coordinates legal action and public relations in support of the Antifa movement.  As one chapter states online, the guild's member-lawyers "understand that legal support is critical in the planning and aftermath of any action," and "can usually mobilize NLG volunteer lawyers to handle initial court appearances, and ... often continue to defend activists pro bono."

The Items Showing Up At Protests Across the Country Have Police Talking and Raises Questions About Who's Organizing All This.  Some Democrats and folks in the media have been trying to falsely blame white nationalists for the violence at the riots.  Apart from the fact that we can see on videos that's not true and we can see the organizing of radical leftist organizations/Antifa, there's no way Proud Boys or the smattering of white nationalists across the country could be accounting for all the actions across the country.  Nor could they account for the strange items beginning to show up at protests/riots.  Across the country, people are reporting pallets of bricks showing up readily available at protests/riots spots across the country, not necessarily near any construction areas or places where work is being done.

Seven Thoughts on the Civil War the Other Side Wants So Badly.  [#1] It's Antifa.  It's not Black Lives Matter.  Black Lives Matter doesn't matter anymore.  And you have to have the IQ of trouser lint to think it's "white supremacists" destroying those cities.  Sure, sure, if you look at those "protests" you'll see the usual suspects from the Black Lives Matter gang, and yes, yes, there are the looters who generally speaking don't look much like Antifa — though the people breaking those store windows to start the looting look a bit more like Antifa than Black Lives Matter in an awful lot of cases.  But there are lots of examples out there, circulating on social media, where some of the protesters who are legitimately motivated into the streets by what happened to George Floyd have begun to realize what's happening.  Namely, that their protests are being used by a sinister gang of communist thugs to try to start a revolution.  You don't have riots in 30 cities without somebody organizing them.  You don't have mysterious pallets of bricks showing up out of nowhere unless there is money behind this insurrection.

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It shouldn't be very difficult to find out where the bricks came from, and who paid for them.  Even in Dallas, there can't be more than a dozen companies that could supply a pile of bricks and deliver them to a downtown address, and only one company that actually did deliver such a load last Friday night.

Hollywood Celebrities Pay To Continue National Riots and Violence — "Match" Funds.  Most Hollywood celebrities are the personification of caviar socialists and limo-liberals.  Recently these celebrities have started a fund to pay the legal costs of looters, arsonists and Antifa/Black Lives Matter activists arrested for physical violence.  As each payment is made, the virtue signaling echo-chamber then announce their "match" funds via twitter.  One sharp content producer pushes back against the Hollyhate and calls out the violence they are supporting in a video titled "Matched".   [Video clip]

Fee 'Fa' Foes Fum: 'Antifa' Is a Sub-Nazi Organization.  [Scroll down]  The fascists operate in groups and prefer to target ordinary people emerging from Trump rallies, and when a conservative speaker shows up at UC Berkeley, they wreck the place.  The modern fascists, which is what they are, pick venues ruled by Democrat invertebrates such as University of California boss Janet Napolitano, New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio, and Jacob Frey of Minneapolis.  Frey claimed the rioting in the wake of the George Floyd killing was the work of "white supremacists."  That is predictable nonsense, but it raises a point.  The fascists now form an axis with violent mobs such as Black Lives Matter, common criminals, and demented punks smashing windows with skateboards.  Black Lives Matter has resurrected the Communist Party concept that blacks are not Americans and need their own nation.  In the current conflagration, black-owned businesses have not been spared.  Those who believe the United States is a completely racist, evil country do not want to see African Americans succeed.  It's all about destruction, and the pasty-faced fascists fit right in.

Looters Grab $2.4 Million Worth of Watches from Soho Rolex Store.  The looters of a New York City Rolex store did not get justice, but they did get a high price timepiece on Monday night [6/1/2020].  Looters grabbed $2.4 million worth of watches after breaking into a Rolex store in New York's Soho neighborhood, according to a New York Post report citing police sources.  A video shows a huge crowd of people running toward the store, entering it, and then leaving shortly afterward.

TV Journalists Defend, Excuse Five Nights of Riots.  From the start, TV news media have done their darnedest to paint the riots happening across the country in a positive light.  While many journalists have glossed over the widespread violence by relying on misleading characterizations like "mostly peaceful," others have outright defended and justified the rioting.  Some of the these attempts to sanitize the rioting have bordered on parody.  For a sampling of the media's most desperate damage control, watch the video below:  [Video clip]

Ending the riots is as simple as letting the police do their jobs.  Restoring order to America's cities isn't a complicated proposition.  All it requires is resources and determination, and a firm rejection of the longstanding progressive fallacy that an overwhelming police presence is "provocative" and "escalatory" and must be avoided.  As has been established across decades of civil disturbances, it is police passivity that emboldens mobs.  When the cops stand by, or don't show up or, even worse, run away, it is a permission slip for destruction.  They might as well supply the spray paint, bricks and hammers for the crowds, and beckon them into the local Target or Nike store to take whatever they want.

Minnesota rodeo:  National Guard and police round up 150 curfew violators — and find caches of arson materials.  It took several days for Minnesota to assert itself in the face of rioters, but they finally took some steps toward restoring order yesterday.  Rather than the retreats that characterized the police and National Guard response for most of a week, last night the combined forces began arresting people en masse for curfew violations.  Around 150 got hauled into custody last night, while police and National Guard used some of the intelligence gleaned to seize materials for use in more arsons.

4 St. Louis police officers shot at George Floyd protests.  Authorities in St. Louis said early Tuesday [6/2/2020] that four police officers were shot during protests in the city's downtown area and officers continue to be under fire.  St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden told reporters that two officers were shot in the leg and one was shot in the foot.  The other was shot in the arm.  Hayden said they were hit by gunfire while standing on the side of a police line amid protests in the city.  "As we speak we're trying to get control out of this city, still hearing gunfire and everything.  I don't know what else to say.  This is horrible," he said.

No!  You clean up your own yard.
Germany's AfD Party:  Trump Needs to go after Antifa Internationally.  "Donald Trump is doing the right thing in designating these violent extremist groups as terrorists.  Antifa is an anti-democratic hate group whose radical left-wing ideology rejects the free market and freedom of speech.  The Alternative for Germany applauds President Trump's announcement and urges the EU and German government to follow suit and finally act against these openly violent and extremists gangs.  American Antifa is modeled on German Antifa, and finds its supporters in the German mainstream media and politics.  German Antifa stages regular violent attacks on AfD members like Frank Magnitz, hunted US journalists like Tim Pool on the street in Hamburg at the G20 summit, and just two weeks ago put a union activist a coma in Stuttgart.

Video shows NYPD cop being attacked by several men in the Bronx.  An NYPD officer was attacked by several men in the Bronx Monday night as onlookers recording the struggle instigated the suspects.  The footage, which was tweeted by the city's Sergeant's Benevolent Association, shows two men forcefully toss an unknown object at an officer who's on the ground struggling with somebody else.  After the second man attacks, the man tussling with the cup runs free, the video shows.  The officer, appearing dazed, gets up after the group flees and immediately withdraws his gun, but doesn't appear to point it toward anyone in particular, according to the video.

Lootings spread into neighborhoods as Chicago sees one of its most violent weekends with more than 80 shot.  After two straight nights of looting in Chicago, the scene almost seemed normal.  A man waited across the street as officers sped down Division Street and scattered looters from a Target store that had its glass doors shattered.  After the last unmarked police SUV drove away around midnight Sunday, the man walked into the Wicker Park Target and spent several minutes inside.  He came out with just one box of beer and passed it around to a handful of others standing outside.

The Riots Remind Us Why We Need the Second Amendment.  For years, Philadelphia has been run by liberal progressives who oppose private gun ownership.  In Philadelphia, a permit is required to carry a gun or transport one in a vehicle.  Although Pennsylvania state law prohibits Philadelphia from enacting all of the gun control measures the city's leaders wish, the city's website reads like a gun control propaganda sheet.  The city's progressive leaders believe that guns should not be widely owned by ordinary citizens.  The protection of the city's residents should be handled exclusively by the police department.  But what happens when the police are unable to protect the city's residents?  The entire theory collapses.  That's exactly what happened over the weekend in Philadelphia.  The looting and rioting escalated to the point where the police could not cover the city.  In some parts of the city, looting was occurring without any police interference.  In other places, police cars were hijacked or burned by the rioters.

'We came to riot:' Man livestreamed lighting fires, throwing bombs at police officers in Minneapolis, charges say.  An Illinois man who came to Minneapolis to riot over the weekend livestreamed himself handing out explosives, destroying property and appearing to set a Sprint store on fire, according to charges filed in the U.S. District Court of Minnesota on Monday afternoon [6/1/2020].  Matthew Lee Rupert, 28, is charged with civil disorder, possession of unregistered explosives and participating in and organizing riots, making him the first to face federal prosecution for allegedly taking part in the fires, looting and other violence that engulfed the Twin Cities since the death of George Floyd in police custody.

Questions raised over masked white man with umbrella seen calmly smashing windows before Minneapolis riots.  As protests and unrest continued in Minneapolis following the killing of George Floyd, people are questioning the identity of a man filmed smashing windows.  Footage emerged of the white man, dressed all in black, and in gloves and boots, calmly smashing the windows of an auto parts store with a large hammer.  His face is obscured by an expensive-looking gas mask and he is also holding an open black umbrella — although it was not raining.  Twitter quickly christened him 'Umbrella Man'.  The strange choice of clothes for a warm day, combined with the high quality gas mask, raised suspicions.  He also seemed unwilling to engage with other protesters. [...] Twitter users have accused him of being everything from an undercover police officer, to part of Antifa, to a white supremacist, or an agent provocateur there to incite violence that would ultimately trigger a widespread riot.  The incident was recorded before fires were started.

Riots were clearly pre-planned domestic terrorism by the radical left.  Last night's riots in Dallas, Atlanta, and elsewhere were pre-planned by radical leftist organizations.  Organizers were directing the crowd where to go.  They had pallets of 100 bricks ready for rioters at strategic locations, and were yelling to the crowd "go left, there are 100 bricks on the corner over there" This wasn't random chaos, and it's not grassroots.  As Attorney General Bill Barr said yesterday, the agitators are "far-left" and the violence appears to be planned.

Gullible rioters are doing the bidding of radical progressive ringleaders bent on destroying America.  America is on fire, at least many of the metro areas are.  The death of George Floyd sparked protests in Minneapolis that turned into riots.  Those riots have spread to cities across this nation.  Is this an organic outpouring of anger spontaneously triggered by the killing of a Black man at the hands of a white police officer?  No.  That's just the cover.  In reality, this is a coordinated attack on America from within. [...] This is clearly a coordinated effort.  Black Lives Matter, the organization that's at the forefront of these initial protests, have been turned into rioting, looting masses for the sake of promoting the destruction of the United States.  Many if not most of them aren't even aware of the agenda for which they are being utilized.  They still believe this is about George Floyd, but their protests have been commandeered by evil forces who are using the combination of lockdown frustration and racial anger to push for anarchy.

George Floyd, Antifa, And Terrorism.  The Trump administration says it's going to declare Antifa to be a terrorist organization.  Though overdue, it's a welcome development.  But this doesn't mean those who aren't part of Antifa should be free to get away with blocking the free movement of people, property destruction, and violence.  They should be prosecuted, too.  While the country was waking up Sunday morning [5/31/2020] to see how much damage "protesters" had racked up overnight, President Donald Trump tweeted that "the United States of America will be designating Antifa," which is reportedly participating in the George Floyd riots, "as a terrorist organization."  According to the FBI, which could help itself by doing something productive rather than being involved in a coup to overthrow a legal presidential election, domestic terrorism is defined by:  "Violent, criminal acts committed by individuals and/or groups to further ideological goals stemming from domestic influences, such as those of a political, religious, social, racial, or environmental nature."  Antifa is all that.

Santa Monica Looter Admits He's Doing It 'for the Money,' Not George Floyd.  Bill Melugin on Fox 11 Los Angeles was in the middle of the riots in Santa Monica, Calif., on Sunday [5/31/2020], and got the opportunity to interview a looter who was arrested.  "Alright man, we saw you at the New Balance store, why are you out here?" Melugin asked.  "Man, very point-blank ... just trying to get some money ... simple explanation, that's it, just trying to get some dough, that's it," the looter replied.  "Just out here for the money?"  "Yeah, pretty much," the looter admitted.  "Anything to do with the protests, what happened in Minnesota?"  "I mean, a little bit to do with that, too ... But not really, I'm out here for the dough."

Pallets of bricks 'randomly' appear during protests in NYC, Kansas City, Dallas and North Carolina sparking theories they were planted.  Pallets of bricks have 'randomly' appeared during protests across the US this weekend, sparking theories they were planted to stoke violence.  Those taking part in demonstrations against police brutality and the death of black man George Floyd have reported finding large stashes of the makeshift weapons on streets.  Videos from New York City, Kansas City, Dallas and Fayetteville in North Carolina all appear to show piles of bricks unattended in the middle of protests.  The footage has led to suggestions the slabs were either planted by police or by extremists to overshadow peaceful protests over the death of Floyd, a black man who pleaded for air as white police officer Derek Chauvin pressed a knee into his neck for almost nine minutes.

Minneapolis riots site unlikely to see economic growth for decades, history shows.  In the aftermath of the Minneapolis riots, the region now risks falling into a perpetual cycle of economic blight similar to comparable urban areas previously scarred by urban mayhem.  In the summer of 1967, violent riots erupted and lasted for five days in Detroit, between the city's black residents and the local police department after law enforcement raided a bar on the city's Near West Side.  Detroit was still recovering from a previous race riot 24 years prior.

Mayor Bill de Blasio's daughter, Chiara, arrested at Manhattan protest.  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's daughter was arrested at a Manhattan protest on Saturday night, law enforcement sources told The [New York] Post on Sunday [5/31/2020].  Chiara de Blasio, 25, was taken into custody around 10:30 p.m. after cops declared an unlawful assembly at 12th Street and Broadway in Lower Manhattan, the sources said.  She had allegedly been blocking traffic on Broadway and was arrested after refusing to move, the source said.

Trump says Biden staffers are working to 'get the Anarchists out of jail'.  President Trump on Monday commented on a report that campaign staffers for Joe Biden donated to a Minnesota organization that is paying bail for protesters to say they are helping to "get the Anarchists out of jail." [...] At least 13 members of the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate's staff have donated to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which opposes suspects from having to post cash bail to avoid being locked up before trial, according to a report on Saturday.

Darkness Falls.  Savagery is spreading with lightning speed across the United States, with murderous assaults on police officers and civilians and the ecstatic annihilation of businesses and symbols of the state. [...] This particular form of viral chaos was inevitable, given the failure of Minneapolis's leaders to quell the city's growing mayhem.  The violence began on Tuesday, May 26, the day after the horrifying arrest and subsequent death of George Floyd.  On the night of Thursday, May 28, Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey ordered the city's Third Police Precinct evacuated as the forces of hatred, distinct from legitimate forms of protest, descended upon it for a third day in a row.  The building was promptly torched, sending a powerful sign that society would not defend its most fundamental institutions of law and order.  On Friday, May 29, Minnesota governor Tim Walz explained his reluctance to mobilize the National Guard as an unwillingness to seem "oppressive."

Young Man Wearing A MAGA Hat Is Lynched By Black Lives Matter Rioters.  Two men wearing President Donald Trump campaign hats at a Black Lives Matter protest in Charleston on Saturday were cornered by protesters and punched by members of the crowd.  In the video above, you can see the young man being stalked and hunted as he takes the MAGA hat off and back-peddles.  The crowd closes in as one black man grabs hold of the hat.  The crowd then pounces, throwing punches, smothering the young man.  His condition is unknown.  The hat was set on fire.  [Video clip]

ANTIFA Punk Gets AR-15 From Police Cruiser, Gets Disarmed By News Security.  Dramatic video from a Saturday night protest in downtown Seattle showed a news station's security guard disarming a masked ANTIFA protester carrying an AR-15 assault rifle and ripping the magazine from it.  The weapon was stolen from a police cruiser.  [Video clip]

BLM Protesters Deface CNN HeadQuarters!  This may be one of the most ironic riot videos of the week.  Black Lives Matter protesters in Atlanta surrounded CNN headquarters and defaced their giant logo before climbing on top of it.  There is perhaps no network that champions organizations like BLM and ANTIFA so it will be interesting to see how CNN reports their favorite protest group turning on them.  [Video clip]

Susan Rice:  We Are Here Because Trump Demonized Peaceful Protester Colin Kaepernick.  Sunday [5/31/2020] on CNN's "Situation Room," former Obama administration National Security Adviser Susan Rice said the violence during the protests over the death of George Floyd was in part because President Donald Trump demonized peaceful protests, including former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the National Anthem.

Trump declared Antifa a terrorist organization, and Democrats are worried.  On Sunday, President Trump took aim at Antifa, which apparently has driven the violent side of the protests ripping through America's Democrat-run cities.  With full-throated support from Attorney General Barr, Trump is designating Antifa as a terrorist organization.  This is an extremely important announcement because Antifa is more than just a terrorist group.  It is, in fact, the paramilitary arm of the Democrat Party.

The President Has the Constitutional Power to Restore Order.  He Must Act.  Law enforcement is a vital response to any riotous uprising.  Indeed, I believe the failure to enforce the laws without apology from the start of the upheaval last week has fueled its ferocity.  It would be naïve to claim that much of the violence, which is being incited and coordinated by radical groups, might not have happened anyway — these groups are always on a hair-trigger, pouncing on any opportunity to make mayhem.  But how badly things get out of control has a lot to do with the resolve of state and federal law enforcement.  The laws do not enforce themselves.

Misquoting MLK to Legitimize Violence.  It was inevitable that George Floyd's death would spark protests against police brutality and that mendacity would characterize the attendant media coverage.  True to form, the press affected dismay when the demonstrations devolved into violence, yet reported the riots with obvious approbation.  The most obscene example of this was the widespread use, in headlines and ledes, of an out-of-context Martin Luther King quote suggesting that the civil rights leader would have condoned the mayhem. [...] This grotesque misrepresentation of Dr. King's views is only possible by cynically cherry-picking eight words from a 1966 interview during which he repeatedly emphasized that violence was counterproductive to the progress of the civil rights movement.

Jeremiah Ellison declares 'support for ANTIFA' as dad Keith Ellison takes over George Floyd case.  Jeremiah Ellison, son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and a Minneapolis city council member, declared Sunday his support for antifa, the secretive left-wing anarchist group accused of driving the violent protests sweeping the nation.  "I hereby declare, officially, my support for ANTIFA," tweeted Jeremiah Ellison.  His tweet came shortly after President Trump said the U.S. would designate antifa as a domestic terrorist organization.

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The children of politicians are immune to criticism, no matter how radical their ideas may be.

The Fog Is Lifted.  The fog of war.  It's real.  It's been hiding the truth that civil war has been upon us for years now. [...] Now the hard left has opened up another front for us to fight.  The leftists are trying to scare us with violence dressed up as racial protest.  They are using the horrible death of George Floyd to foment racial division.  They want us to believe that these are organic protests, when they are fomented by Antifa and paid for by George Soros.  Oh, for sure, there are common looters joining them, but this is the leftists' plan:  foment violence so they can once again claim that Trump is causing violence in America — and deal the race card as hard as they can.  America, understand one thing:  this is a civil war, one that is upon us from the hard left.  It is stoked by leftist leadership, stoked by leftist media toadies, and unfortunately bought by too many of the Democrat Party voters.  Do not be deceived:  the war has one end, and one end only: the removal of Donald Trump and his coalition and the ascendance of the hard left to power and dominance.

Our Current Chaos is not All About the Death of George Floyd.  Do not, for one moment, make the mistake of believing that the violence and vandalism we are seeing in recent riots area are about the horrific death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. [...] First, the obvious.  The vandals who pillaged a Louis Vuitton store weren't driven to do so because of their sense of moral indignation about Floyd's death.  They were driven to do so because they liked the idea of smashing a window to steal designer items more than the idea of working and saving to earn those expensive items.  But let's imagine for a moment that it actually was Floyd's death that drove them to the act.  The owners of the business had precisely nothing to do with Floyd's death, so even then, in what meaningful sense would this be considered "justice"?

What's Being Left in Protest Cities That Has Many Wondering Who's Organizing Riots.  In cities across the U.S. where demonstrations over the death of George Floyd in police custody are taking place, mysterious pallets of bricks are reportedly showing up in parking lots and on street corners, even in areas where there is no constructions take place.  Social media users are asking where they came from and who paid for them.

Behind Burning City Protests, Barack Obama's New Army.  The protests taking place in American cities as this article is being written is not about the tragic and unnecessary death of George Floyd.  It's about "the silver bullet" Vote by Mail, brought to you by the same force that has been trying to deny the peoples' vote of Election 2016 and has now come up with a new scam to guarantee the outcome of Election 2020.  In July 2008 then Senator Barack Obama said he wanted "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded as the military".  (Canada Free Press, October 15, 2011)  If you look at what's going on in burning American cities today, looks like America's first Community Organizer president's got it!

Communist Spring Sprouts in Minneapolis.  This is the stuff of revolution.  Don't let any of the promoters of Antifa try and tell you that they do not support the riots in the cities across the US. They have supported these proponents of communism for the past several years.  Usually, these Antifa troopers, who are nothing other than the military wing of the Democrat Party, served them well while countering all manner of conservative protests, especially anything having to do with Donald Trump.  That Antifa took their role seriously as revolutionaries and now fail to see why Democrat run cities should be excepted on their list of targets is simply amusing.  Antifa usually operates well in and near public universities, but more so when school is on and they can organize on campus, which is their MO, but they have strident supporters across the nation, nurtured by Democrat governors and mayors who sought to employ them as counter protesters to conservative opposition to Democrat policies.  Whenever the right came out against something, Antifa was there to provide cover for these Democrat governors and mayors, but not when they smell the opportunity to advance their sole objective of installing communism across the US.

Only an intellectual could 'justify' these riots.  George Orwell's timeless admonition, "Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them," has been given new life by the desperate efforts of pundits, scholars and Twitter blue-checks to defend the violence, looting, disorder and general monstrousness that have overtaken America's cities.  The glorification of mob violence and petty criminality that was one of the disgraceful hallmarks of bien-pensant thinking throughout the 20th century resonates through every tweet, every deep TV observation and every piece of writing that casts the coast-to-coast destruction and anarchy in a positive light.  A Northwestern University journalism professor named Steven Thrasher took to Slate to offer this analysis: [...]

It's an insurrection, no longer just protests.  The Republic is in the greatest peril since the Civil War.  A grand coalition of its enemies is taking advantage of the weakness and frustration created by the lockdown of the economy and ordinary life, the protests triggered by video of lethal barbaric cruelty of a then-police officer, and the economic desperation and frustration that has multiplied over a quarter century of de-industrialization and widening class divisions as globalization has transformed our economy.

Accused Molotov cocktail hurler is Ivy League-educated lawyer, community board member.  An Ivy League-educated lawyer and member of a Brooklyn community board was among those arrested for hurling a Molotov cocktail at a marked NYPD vehicle amid George Floyd protests, it was revealed Sunday [5/31/2020].  Colinford Mattis, 32, was allegedly behind the wheel of a tan minivan as his passenger, fellow attorney Urooj Rahman, allegedly hurled the incendiary at an empty NYPD vehicle outside the 88th Precinct stationhouse in Fort Greene early Saturday.  Mattis, a graduate of Princeton University and the New York University School of Law, is an associate at corporate Manhattan firm Pryor Cashman.  He was furloughed in April amid the coronavirus crisis, his employer confirmed.

Son of Minnesota's attorney general: 'I hereby declare, officially, my support for ANTIFA'.  The son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison tweeted on Sunday that he is declaring his support for Antifa after President Trump said that his administration would be declaring it a "Terrorist Organization."  Jeremiah Ellison, who is a member of the Minneapolis City Council, noted in the tweet that he believes "white power" terrorists are actually the ones engaging in the looting, arson and other riot activities as violent sects hijack some of the protests against racial inequality and police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd last Monday.

At Least 4 Synagogues Were Vandalized By BLM/Antifa.  The riots might also be the single biggest wave of anti-Semitic hate crimes in 24 hours since the Crown Heights Pogrom in the nineties. [...] Both Black Lives Matter and Antifa have clear anti-Semitic ideologies.  The vandalism of multiple synagogues ought to be part of the discussion about their climate of violence and hate.

Ease of Destruction.  Peaceful protests are absolutely appropriate.  Our nation has real racial problems that run deep and need solving, though any longterm solutions are going to be difficult, multi-tiered, and involve hard questions for everyone involved.  But that's not what these riots are about.  They are about anarchy, and the most violent offenders couldn't care less about George Floyd.  Many are politically motivated antifa-style terrorists, emboldened by previous spasms of destruction that not only went unchecked and unpunished but were actively praised by left-leaning media.

Historic St. John's Church Across from White House Torched by Violent Leftists.  Violent Leftists torched historic St. John's Church across from the White House on Sunday night [5/31/2020].  St. John's was designed by noted architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe to serve Episcopalians in the neighborhoods in the western end of Washington.  The cornerstone of St. John's was set on September 14, 1815.  Beginning with James Madison, until the present, every person who has held the office of President of the United States has attended a service at St. John's.

Democrat Leader Nancy Pelosi Attacks President Trump — Refuses to Condemn Leftist Looters and Rioters!  Speaker Nancy Pelosi went on ABC's This Week on Sunday to attack President Trump.  Leftist protesters have looted and burned hundreds of businesses and government buildings across America the past three days.  Pelosi attacked President Trump for "fanning the flames" this weekend during this weekend of violence.

Liberal Writer For ESPN Encourages Terrorists to "Burn Down" Low-Income Housing Unit.  ESPN writer Chris Palmer encouraged arsonists and terrorists to burn down a 189-unit low-income housing development in Minneapolis. [...] The tweet has been deleted, however the internet is forever.  Oddly, the left-wing writer for ESPN had a change of heart as soon as the rioters reached the gates of his building.

Secret Service agents wounded outside White House, car bombs feared.  Numerous Secret Service agents were injured, fires set by rioters blazed near the White House and authorities were searching for car bombs late Sunday as protests over the death of George Floyd continued to roil the capital just two days after President Trump had to be taken to a bunker for his safety.  A senior official in the direct chain of command for defending Washington D.C. told Fox News of the injuries to Secret Service agents, some of whom were hurt by rioters throwing bottles and Molotov cocktails in Lafayette Park, just across from the presidential residence.  The official initially put the number of agents injured at over 50, but that may have referred to the weekend toll; the Secret Service has since said the number injured on Sunday was 14.

Antifa to blame for rioting, Trump administration says; Dems see white supremacists at work.  The Trump administration blamed on Saturday far-left groups using antifa tactics for fomenting the violent protests upending Minneapolis and other major cities, even as Minnesota Democrats say they're looking at white supremacists and far-right extremists.  Attorney General William Barr said that the "voices of peaceful protests are being hijacked by violent radical elements," and warned that it was a federal crime to cross state lines to incite or participate in rioting.  "Groups of outside radicals and agitators are exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate and violent agenda," said Mr. Barr.  "In many places, it appears violence is planned, organized and being driven by anarchic and far-left extremist groups using antifa-like tactics, many of whom traveled from outside the state to promote the violence."

Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial Vandalized by Rioting Leftist Protesters.  The Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial were vandalized Saturday night by rioting protesters who spray-painted messages in large letters in the memorials.  The Park Service posted picture of three vandalized memorials, the third being an unnamed military equestrian memorial.  The Lincoln Memorial was tagged at the front entrance to the steps with "Y'all not tired yet?" The WWII Memorial fountain base was tagged with, "Do black vets count?" The military statue had a profane anti-police message.

Report: Chiara de Blasio, NYC Mayor's Daughter, Arrested at Riot.  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's (D) daughter, Chiara de Blasio, was arrested Saturday evening at a protest hotspot that had descended into rioting, the New York Post reports.  The 25-year-old De Blasio was taken into custody after 10:00 after police declared an unlawful assembly between 12th Street and Broadway in Manhattan.

Nike store on Michigan Ave smashed and completely looted.  [Video clip]

It was like watching a rerun of Baltimore 2014.  Let's see if you remember this story:  the policeman is accused of killing someone, the incidents sparks so-called protests, the mayor cracks and lets the demonstrators get it out of their system, property and businesses burn down, and then the city is never the same.  That was Baltimore 2014.  It sure felt as though I was watching a documentary of that story six years ago.  Why are so many of our cities run by such weak and incompetent leaders? [...] It does not matter who set the fires.  The real issue is that the local leadership let them do it.  No one stood up to them, and that's how the mayor and the governor failed their constituents.

Outsiders, extremists are among those fomenting violence in Twin Cities.  Gov. Tim Walz said state officials estimated that 80 percent of the people involved in the violence and destruction were from outside the state.  But according to an analysis of Hennepin County jail records, 83 percent of people who were booked in connection with the protests over a 24-hour stretch starting Friday were from Minnesota, and 56 percent were from Minneapolis or St. Paul.  Walz said that what began as peaceful demonstrations in response to the killing of George Floyd in police custody on May 25 have turned into something else.  "The situation in Minneapolis is no longer in any way about the murder of George Floyd," Walz said at a morning news conference.  "It is about attacking civil society, instilling fear, and disrupting our great cities."

George Floyd fallout in Chicago:  Downtown locked down, unrest spreads to South, West sides and some suburbs.  As Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called in the Illinois National Guard to prevent a second night of downtown violence and looting, the chaos spilled into some city neighborhoods and continued to overshadow the urgent message conveyed during peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. [...] In Little Village, hammer-wielding looters smashed their way into Fresh Kicks shoe store an hour after it opened and stole merchandise as terrified employees hid.  The police arrived about 10 minutes later, but it was unclear if they took anyone into custody, store manager Lack Chong said.

Attorney General Barr:  Antifa Rioters Will Be Treated as Domestic Terrorists.  Following President Trump's statement the federal government would be designating Antifa as a domestic terrorist group, Attorney General William Barr issued a statement Sunday afternoon saying that Antifa and other groups participating in the rioting marring the George Floyd protests would be treated as domestic terrorists.  Barr also said with regard to lax state and local governments, "It is time to stop watching the violence and to confront and stop it."

Two lawyers hit with federal charges for throwing Molotov cocktail at NYPD car.  A pair of Brooklyn lawyers are facing federal charges for throwing a Molotov cocktail into a New York Police Department cruiser during riots following the death of George Floyd in police custody.  Colinford Mattis, 32, a Princeton graduate and member of a New York community board, and Urooj Rahman, 31, a lawyer and Fordham alumnus who recently lost her job, were arrested and charged with attempting to damage or destroy law-enforcement vehicles on Saturday after a surveillance camera recorded the incident.  "Molotov Cocktails are violent tools of individuals looking to inflict harm and damage our city.  Crimes like these are devastating to their targets and also to the protestors and their right to free speech that police are working hard to protect," NYPD Commissioner Dermot F. Shea said in a Department of Justice press release.  "I'm confident that the severest penalties under the law will be sought."

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Activates National Guard in Response to Violent Protests.  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has activated the National Guard in the Sunshine State following violent protests rocking the Tampa Bay area on Saturday night, as rioters torched, vandalized, and looted businesses and damaged police vehicles.

Last Night We Saw Why Americans Own 16+ Million AR-15s.  As televisions and computers showed a fourth day of protesters turned rioters Saturday, looting and destroying property, it was readily apparent why Americans own 16+ million AR-15s.  When Robert 'Beto' O'Rourke was still vying for the Democrat nomination — and pledging to come take away your AR-15 — Breitbart News spoke with the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) about what a Herculean task that would be.  After all, the AR-15 is the most popular rifle platform in America.  NSSF shared their calculations with Breitbart, showing an estimated 16+ million privately owned AR-15s in the U.S.  You cannot be blamed if you thought the number was closer to 250 or 300.  Moreover, you cannot be blamed if you thought the 300 AR-15 owners were toothless, old, white, racists living on some isolated, off-the-grid piece of property deep in the heart of the South.

The Minneapolis Disaster has Democrat Fingerprints All Over It.  [Scroll down]  Despite these false claims by Democrat politicians, the riots were and are purely a Democrat product.  The Democrats chose to support Black Lives Matter and to coddle Antifa.  Minnesota's Attorney General Keith Ellison had previously posed with a copy of Antifa:  The Anti-Fascist Handbook, touting it as "the book that strike fear in the heart of" Trump.  Now Ellison has been tweeting conspiracy theories that blame the riots on "white supremecists".  But, the only white supremacists on the scene are Democrats.  Minneapolis' last Republican mayor stepped down in 1974.  While his city burned, Mayor Jacob Frey, a Biden supporter, attacked President Trump, whining, "weakness is refusing to take responsibility for your own actions, weakness is pointing your finger at someone else in a time of crisis."  That's exactly what Frey and the Democrats have been doing in the face of the riots.  Frey, a former community organizer, had repeatedly tweeted support for the Black Lives Matter racist hate group that is carrying out much of the violence.  Instead of taking responsibility, Frey is blaming President Trump.

George Floyd protesters loot several NYC stores, clash with cops.  Protests in New York City over the death of George Floyd on Sunday night [5/31/2020] descended into chaos as small factions of demonstrators looted several high-end Manhattan stores.  Stores across the borough — including Chanel in Soho and Coach in Midtown — were targeted by unruly protesters in the fourth night of demonstrations over the death of Floyd, a black man who died in police custody last week in Minneapolis.  A group of roughly a dozen people were seen busting into the Chanel at Spring and Wooster streets shortly after 11 p.m.  One man was spotted by a [New York] Post reporter making off with four bags.

Chicago Police Assaulted By Crazed MOB In Chicago.  Three Chicago police officers were descended upon by rioters during a scuffle as the mob kicked and assaulted them with signs and fists.  It took one decent protester to stand between them and the lunatics.  Police have arrested nearly 1,400 people in 17 U.S. cities as protests continue over the death of George Floyd.  [Video clip]

The Rioting Is Being Staged And Even Minnesota's Governor Agrees, Says International Forces At Work.  Videos have emerged showing evidence of pre planning in many of the cities where rioting has broken out.  While it's not proof that one particular group is responsible it does show that someone is pulling strings.  [Video clip]

Biden's staff is funding rioters as the cities burn.  Joe Biden has said nothing, insofar as we know, against the riots destroying businesses owned by black people or burning down housing projects where minorities live.  We wondered if it wasn't a political calculation.  Now we know it is.  Biden's staff is donating to bail for rioters.  That is not simply condoning, it's promoting and backing the riots.  Cities are burning and Biden's staff are funding it.  That is the truth.

Biden staff donate to group that pays bail in riot-torn Minneapolis.  Campaign staff for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden are advertising their donations to a group that pays bail fees in Minneapolis after the city's police jailed people protesting the killing of a black man by a white police officer.

Rich, White ANTIFA Members Busted In The Suburbs Changing License Plates.  These two white privileged ANTIFA members with their VERY expensive12 cylinder Mercedes were busted by this guy changing a Seattle. plater with a Minnesota plate.  This of course is illegal so if you know these two clowns, repost them to the authorities.  [Video clip]

Rioters Fight Each Other, Pull Guns, Start Blasting, Many Shot In Indianapolis.  The rioters just lost the plot and decided to beat on each other.  When things got too heated, guns were pulled and several rounds fired.  Indie was one of the most violent cities of rioting.  Three people were killed and two others were injured as police worked multiple shootings Saturday night [5/30/2020] and early Sunday morning in the city of Indianapolis.  [Video clip]

ANTIFA Member Busted Paying Others To Cause Chaos!  A man is filmed paying others to protest in Columbus, OH outside Hai Poke restaurant.  He is heard telling the men he just paid 'this is your team right here.'  More and more reports from cities around America are claiming many protesters arrested are bused in from outside states.  [Video clip]

Rochester Business owner Pulls Up To His Business Being Looted, Pulls Out Shotgun, STARTS BLASTING!.  A Rochester, New York store owner pulled up to his business on Saturday and saw it being surrounded by looters, so he did something about it.  The man jumped out of his car, grabbed his gun, and bravely dashed towards his store while firing.  The looters scattered like cockroaches as the man approached the building, Terminator style.  [Video clip]

This should have been done at least two years ago:
Trump says he will designate Antifa a terrorist organization as GOP points fingers at extremists.  President Donald Trump said Sunday [5/31/2020] that he will designate antifa as a terrorist organization after Democratic and Republican officials pointed to extremist groups and out of town demonstrators as responsible for violent episodes at protests in major cities across the country.

Trump says he will designate Antifa as a terrorist organization.  President Trump said on Sunday [5/31/2020] the government will designate Antifa — the far-left extremist group his administration says is carrying out violence during the nationwide George Floyd protests — as a "terrorist" organization.  "The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization," the president said on Twitter.  The designation could put Antifa — short for anti-fascist — under the domestic terror label laid out in the 2001 USA Patriot Act, which allows federal law enforcement agencies to target the entire organization.

Ivy League Graduate Corporate Attorney And Another Lawyer Reportedly Charged For Throwing Molotov At NYPD During Riots.  A corporate attorney who graduated from an Ivy League school along with another attorney are facing federal charges after throwing a Molotov cocktail at an NYPD vehicle Saturday [5/30/2020] during protests over the death of George Floyd that turned violent, the New York Daily News reported.  Colinford Mattis, 32, and Urooj Rahman, 31, were charged in the attempted attack on an empty police vehicle parked outside a police station in Fort Greene, according to the Daily News.  Mattis is a Princeton University and New York University law school graduate and an associate with Times Square corporate law firm Pryor Cashman, the Daily News reported.

NY Leftist Samantha Shader Admits to Hurling Molotov Cocktail Through Police Van with Four Officers Inside.  Leftist Samantha Shader and her sister Darian Shader were arrested on Friday night [5/29/2020] after hurling a molotov cocktail through a NYPD window with four police officers inside.  Her sister Darian was then arrested for attempting to prevent Samantha's arrest.  Their parents must be so proud.

The Shader Sisters:  Two Women Arrested After Molotov Cocktail Is Thrown Into Van With Four Officers.  Two sisters have been arrested after a Molotov cocktail was thrown into a NYPD van with four officers inside.  Samantha Shader, 27, of Catskill, NY, is charged with throwing the incendiary device, which did not explode.  Her sister, Darian, 21, (left) then allegedly tried to stop the arrest of Samantha Shader.  The police have hit Samantha Shader with a slew of major charges including attempted murder of a police officer, attempted arson, assault on a police officer, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.  Her sister faces charges of resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration.

Laws against rioting and terrorism must be enforced against Antifa and other violent radicals.  Attorney General William Barr issued a statement Saturday decrying the rioters who have violently hijacked peaceful protests over the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.  The attorney general made explicit reference to "groups of outside radicals and agitators" who are pursuing a "separate and violent agenda."  Barr added:  "In many places, it appears the violence is planned, organized and driven by anarchist and far left extremists, using Antifa-like tactics, many of whom travel from out of state to promote the violence."  The mention of Antifa is significant.  It is a loosely-knit, interstate movement whose objective is to wage a terrorist war against the United States, using violence against the government and our civilian infrastructure.

Who is recruiting, moving and paying the professional anarcho-rioters?  [Scroll down]  Is it really the citizens of Minneapolis who have set the city on fire, burning down small businesses as well as the police precinct building, libraries, etc.?  Who are those masked men in black with secret-service quality ear-pieces, military grade gas masks and backpacks full of Molotov cocktails?  They are very likely professional rioters, recruited, transported and paid by the likes of some George Soros front group or other anonymous Cloward-Piven devotees who share Soros' hatred of America and want to see this nation bought to its knees. [...] These are not protests.  What we are seeing is mass thievery under color of protest.  Chances are if the looters in Los Angeles were asked "who was George Floyd," they would not have a clue nor would they care.  Democrat-run cities have long valued "social justice" (different standards for different groups) and identity politics over lawfulness and basic values.  This is what you get when deviancy has been defined down so egregiously that we have citizens behaving like animals.

The Riots Began With Obama's Embrace of Occupy Wall Street.  Politico declared Friday that President Donald Trump faced "a culture war of his own making" in the riots following George Floyd's death.  There is no doubt that Trump has fought back in that culture war — but he did not start it.  The chaos currently running amok on America's streets began with President Barack Obama's embrace of the Occupy Wall Street movement in the fall of 2011, shared by then-Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other Democrats.

Daughters of Minnesota Governor Walz and Congresswoman Ilhan Omar tweeting support and helpful advice to rioters.  The acorn, as the saying goes, does not fall far from the tree.  Daughters of two of riot-torn Minnesota's highest profile office holders have been on Twitter offering encouragement and support to the forces rampaging there.  Yaacov Apelbaum did screen grabs of tweets from Hope Walz, daughter of Democrat Governor Tim Walz, whose fecklessness allowed rioters to dominate law enforcement forces for days before finally calling up what appears to be adequate National Guard support.  Hope Walz has subsequently "protected" her Twitter feed, so you and I cannot see it.  But here are the tweets grabbed by Yaacov, showing her telling rioters on May 28 not to worry about the National Guard showing up because "it takes time" for them to "come from all over the state" so, "the national guard [sic] will not be present tonight.

Who are the protesters?  [Scroll down]  Some evidence leads to suggest that protesters were coming to the demonstrations from outside the urban centers that have been the epicenter of the demonstrations.  For example:
  •   In New York City, one of two sisters from upstate New York was accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail through the back window of a police van in Brooklyn, a law enforcement official said.
  •   In Detroit, 37 of the 60 people who were arrested in overnight protests did not live in the city, and many came from nearby suburbs, police Chief James Craig said Saturday.  Although Detroit is about 80% black, many of those arrested were white.

Black Protester Claims That A Pallet Of Bricks Was Staged In Downtown Dallas For The Rioters.  Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall found herself in the midst of a 'hail' of bricks as the protest continued Friday night. [...] But today [5/30/2020] a video from downtown Dallas surfaced where a black protester took footage of pallet of bricks and said that it was all just a big set-up and that there is no construction site near the bricks. [...] Every election year, it seems like the media drums up some police killing a black guy event.

Antifa terrorists attack.  Police officers dragged through the street in Chicago.  [Video clip]  Multiple police cars have been set on fire by rioters in Philadelphia.  [Video clip]

Here's How Racist Antifa Thugs Are Skewing Media Narrative Against Minneapolis Protesters.  Many Americans seem to be under the impression that the violent demonstrations are being mostly carried out by black residents of Minneapolis.  Indeed, several of the videos showing the looting and mayhem display black individuals engaging in this destructive behavior.  However, what many of these reports and videos fail to mention is the fact that most of these people have traveled to Minneapolis from other cities to participate in the looting.  The city's police chief confirmed as much during a recent press conference.  But there is another more insidious element to this equation.  Other videos clearly show that white agitators, many of whom belong to the far-left anarchist organization known as Antifa, have shown up to incite and perpetuate violence and pandemonium.  Civil rights attorney Rogan O' Handley tweeted a video and noted that "white leftists are now openly destroying impoverished black communities."

This is a Result of Democrat Governance.  The outrage we are seeing manifested over the past few days, is focused on the wrong target(s).  We are getting wall to wall coverage of the aftermath of the in-custody death of George Floyd.  Riots in major cities, property damage and even a few deaths are just part of that aftermath.  Innocent people are being harmed, while at the same time, some are attempting to affix cause and blame for Mr. Floyd's death on the wrong parties.  As usual, using admittedly disturbing video, there are some who in a rush to judgement and to take advantage of this terrible tragedy for their own political ends, cannot seem to wait for the facts to come out.  Instead, they instigate violence and property damage and actually harm the very folks they purport to care about.  Also as usual, the more time that passes, the more information comes out that increases our knowledge and subsequently alters our perception of exactly what happened.  Two critical pieces of such information have just come to light.

AOC Shares 'Protesting Safely' Guidelines, Warns of 'White Supremacist' Infiltration.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) shared an infographic on Saturday [5/30/2020] via Instagram with guidance for protesters, which she entitled "PROTESTING SAFELY," including a warning of "white supremacists" who "may be infiltrating these protests."  Her recommendation came during ongoing demonstrations, protests, and riots in several cities following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Despite encouraging and supporting unrest, Ocasio-Cortez simultaneously advises her Twitter followers to avoid "public places" due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Brennan Lashes Out at President Trump, Encourages Rioting and Looting by Left Wing Terrorists, 'Necessary For Real Change'.  Former CIA Director and Spygate architect John Brennan lashed out at President Trump Sunday morning [5/31/2020] amid nationwide looting and rioting by far-left radical terrorists.  Brennan also approved of the nationwide looting and rioting by left-wing terrorists such as ANTIFA, asserting that it's 'necessary for real change.' Violent protests have spread across the nation since a Minneapolis police officer killed a black man named George Floyd on Monday.  Black Lives Matter thugs and Antifa terrorists are using the death of George Floyd as an excuse to destroy businesses and raze buildings to the ground.

Leftists Working Overtime to Frame the Narrative on George Floyd Riots.  In 1989, District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, Jr. insisted that his city was basically crime-free except for all the murder.  "Except for the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country," he told a luncheon audience at the National Press Club.  On May 28, MSNBC reporter Ali Velshi said something just as mind-bogglingly absurd.  As violent riots erupted in sections of Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd, Velshi insisted that the protests were basically peaceful.  "I wanna be clear on how I characterize this," Velshi said, as buildings literally burned to the ground in the background of the broadcast.  "This is mostly a protest.  It is not, it is not, generally speaking, unruly."  It's interesting to watch Velshi struggle to find the words to shape the narrative he's trying so desperately to tell:  that the violence and upheaval unfolding around him aren't really happening.  That the burning buildings are somehow not indicative of what is really taking place on the ground.  That the whole scene is really just a peaceful protest, so please don't misinterpret the fires, the destruction and evacuation of Minneapolis's 3rd police precinct, the vandalism of police vehicles, and the looting of the Target and arson of the AutoZone as "unruly."

Looting and Riots Compared to Fourth of July Celebrations by Oklahoma Professor.  John Adams said, "This day should be celebrated with bonfires and fireworks."  He was referencing the passage of Richard Henry Lee's resolution of independence by the Continental Congress on July 2, 1776, but Americans soon applied his wishes to the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, in which 13 British colonies jointly declared that they were seceding from the British Empire.  I have found no record that Adams urged Americans to celebrate looting or the wanton destruction of private property on every 4th of July, while eating hot dogs and listening to patriotic music.  Yet, James Davenport, a government instructor at Rose State College in Midwest City (suburb of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) posted on Facebook late Friday night while cities across America were enduring violent protests and property destruction, "I find it amusing that the very same people who will be spending July 4th celebrating a violent protest in which people stole and destroyed the property of others are up in arms that others today would follow that example."

Alexandra Ocasio-Cortes threatens to foment more unrest unless her political demands are met.  [Video clip]

Cracking Down on Misfits' Crime Sprees and Big Tech.  Much of the looting — as far as I could tell from the online videos shot in Minneapolis — has been from neighborhood black thugs, but not all of it by any means:  The riots that accompanied the looting there and elsewhere significantly involve white men and women with a decided stoner look about them.  Reports are that many of these rioters are, in fact, being bussed in from elsewhere. [...] Sure, black lives matter.  So do all lives.  Like so many once-valued institutions and causes, it has been corrupted and is now a part of the very obvious effort to sow misery and discord throughout the land in the belief that when people become impoverished and distraught enough, the left will win.  Why now, just as Americans are leaving the dispiriting and costly lockdowns?  These riots, per observers on the ground, seem to have been well planned in advance, the organizers waiting for any spark to whistleblow the misfits into action.

Standing Down.  [Scroll down]  "The most shocking thing to me when I was on the ground is realizing just how quickly the emphasis of justice for George Floyd was lost," observed a reporter for The Daily Caller.  "As the evening wore on into the early morning hours, the original crowd of people that was there holding protest signs, doing chants, quickly deteriorated."  Cars sped around wildly, knowing the police wouldn't respond.  People drank alcohol and smoked marijuana in the streets.  Then the rioters began looting and burning buildings, starting in south Minneapolis but quickly moving to the more-upscale Uptown neighborhood.  Rows of businesses and shops on Uptown's Lake Street were looted and torched.  Emergency call logs recorded dozens of "fire events," and responders were attacked with rocks and other projectiles.

Biden Campaign Staff Donates to Organization That Bails Out Rioters Arrested in Minneapolis.  Campaign staff for Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden are bragging about their recent donations to a far-left organization that bails out rioters arrested in Minneapolis.  Reuters reported that 13 members of the Biden campaign recently posted on Twitter about their donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, a group that uses such donations to pay bail fees of rioters arrested in violent protests.  A Biden campaign spokesman declined to answer whether the donations to the Antifa-aligned group were officially coordinated with the Biden campaign.

Antifa's white privilege.  There is no right to burn down your neighborhood, but it's always an option.  Freedom means choice, and real freedom must include the choice of self-destruction — but not destroying someone else's neighborhood.  Especially not when the neighborhood is mostly black and poor.  That is what the privileged whites of antifa are doing by instigating disorder and destruction in Minneapolis's 3rd district and elsewhere.  'Every single person we arrested last night, I'm told, was from out of state,' says Melvin Carter, Mayor of St Paul.  Cost-free kicks at black people's expense:  the height of white privilege.

St. Patrick's Cathedral desecrated with protest graffiti.  Protesters desecrated St. Patrick's Cathedral with graffiti Saturday [5/30/2020], staining stairs and spewing hatred on two walls.

This Is Easy:  Don't Excuse, Defend, or Encourage Rioters.  Decade after decade, generation after generation, progressives keep making the same, elemental mistake:  They downplay, excuse, and in extreme cases even encourage urban rioters.  We've been down this road before, and it's a straight stretch of highway with no twists whatsoever.  It would take a moral moron to get lost on it, and yet somehow progressives keep managing to do so.  This isn't hard.  The people of Minneapolis are right to be angry about the savage death of George Floyd, but rioting will not bring him back or honor his memory, and the riots will make everything even worse.

Mayor Moron Destroys America's Major Cities.  There is a validated playbook for dealing with riots.  It is a tale of two riots in the awful summer of widespread racial unrest, 1967. [...] [Eugene] Methvin compared two July 1967 riots:  In Toledo, rioters began smashing things, throwing rocks at police cruisers.  The authorities resounded instantly and decisively, arresting the thugs, with order restored within 36 hours.  No one died.  Not so in Detroit, where the authorities decided to allow rioters to let off steam.  Five days of violence followed, with more than 40 fatalities and more than one thousand injured.  Property damage was estimated at over $40 million, in 2020 dollars, roughly $300 million.  It was the worst rioting in America since the 1863 New York City draft riots, not to be exceeded in scale until the 1992 Rodney King riots.  And there is a lasting loss for failing to do so.  South Central LA never recovered from the double blow of the 1965 Watts and 1992 conflagrations.

More riots, looting prompt curfews, calls for National Guard in cities, states across US.  Damage to police vehicles and assaults against law enforcement officers Saturday night prompted San Francisco Mayor London Breed to call for an immediate curfew until 5 a.m. local time — and to request that California National Guard personnel be placed on standby.  "What we are seeing tonight — the violence, the vandalism and the crimes being committed in our city, not against property but against other people — that is something that we will not tolerate," Breed said, according to FOX 2 of the Bay Area.

Antifa Is Just Occupy Wall Street Rebranded.  Here's How I Know.  [Scroll down]  OWS was never really a grassroots movement.  They were professionally organized and sponsored and then a few nice genuine protesters joined them here and there along the way.  That's all it ever was.  So it doesn't surprise me in the least to see that many of the protesters causing mayhem in Minneapolis are actually from out of state.  It doesn't surprise me that many of them are white (anarchist groups tend to skew white and wealthy) and it doesn't surprise me that there are two types of protesters in the George Floyd riots — peaceful marchers and destructive morons.  I know from my extensive experience since that time that, as crazy as it sounds, there is an element in this nation that longs for anarchy.  Piggybacking on racial tensions and stoking the fires of unrest is literally their business model.  Antifa is the latest group of professional anarchists but they are nothing more than OWS rebranded.

Black Firefighter Spent His Life's Savings to Open a Sports Bar, Minneapolis Rioters Burnt It to the Ground.  One of the things that Killer Mike spoke of during his passionate speech about people rioting, looting and destroying businesses in Atlanta was that rioters were destroying black businesses right along with everything else in the neighborhood.  We saw that in Minneapolis as well, where over 170 businesses were burnt or damaged.  What good does it do to burn down the Wendy's, to burn down new low income housing, to burn down the needed check cashing place?  Yet all of that went.  And what business would ever dare to set up there again, knowing what had happened.

As [MSNBC] Reporter Claims 'Protests' 'Entirely Peaceful,' He Gets Proven Wrong Live on Air.  As we have previously reported, MSNBC has been consciously trying to avoid calling the riots over the death of George Floyd "riots."  They've used all kinds of other terms.  As rioters were setting a fire right behind Ali Velshi, he claimed they were "mostly protests," not generally speaking "unruly."

Ilhan Omar and Her Daughter Encourage Chaos and Mayhem in the Minnesota Streets.  Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and her daughter are pushing for the chaos and mayhem in the streets of Minneapolis, Minn. that has turned the streets into a Somali-style war zone.  Omar has written tweets expressing sympathy for the terrorists in the streets burning down their city due to supposed concerns about police brutality.

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Of course Omar's daughter is immune to criticism.

I'm a black voter and you have lost me if you don't stand up to these criminals.  American civil rights attorney Leo Terrell called out Democrats who have not stepped up to publicly condemn crime in the wake of protests against the death of George Floyd.  The radio talk show host told Fox News' Sean Hannity on Friday [5/29/2020] that so-called protesters are using the death of the Minneapolis man this week while under police custody as an excuse to go on crime sprees in American cities.  And Democrats, fearful of losing the black vote in November, are staying silent.

Furious Gov. of Minnesota says George Floyd protests are being manipulated by 'domestic terrorists' and international forces trying to destabilize the nation.  President Donald Trump has blamed antifa and the 'radical left' as protests over the death of George Floyd devolved into violence nationwide, after the governor of Minnesota suggested that foreign influences, white supremacists and drug cartels are the fueling chaos.  'It's ANTIFA and the Radical Left.  Don't lay the blame on others!' Trump said in a tweet on Saturday [5/30/2020], referring to the militant far-left movement, short for 'anti-fascist', that is known for violence.  On Friday night, widespread looting and arson continued in Minneapolis and nearby St. Paul, in defiance of curfews there, and protests spilled into violence in 30 cities, as a federal agent in California and a protester in Detroit were shot dead.

Protesting Works.  Rioting Doesn't.  [Scroll down]  The evidence seems clear:  Nonviolent protests serve to unite people and build sympathy, while riots fuel division and distrust by destroying the economy, endangering people's lives, and empowering authoritarian, law-and-order political forces.  (In the current COVID-19 environment, rioting presents a particular danger.)  Yet there seems to be a tendency among some who are sympathetic to the cause — accountability for the actions that killed George Floyd — to downplay the cost of the riots or even to romanticize them.

Active-duty military police ready to deploy to quell riots in Minneapolis:  Report.  The Pentagon has ordered the Army to be ready to deploy active-duty military police units to deploy to Minneapolis as violent protests rock the city in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd.  Citing three people with knowledge of the orders, the Associated Press reported early Saturday morning that soldiers from Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Drum in New York were directed to be prepared for deployment within a four-hour time frame if they are called.  Troops at Colorado's Fort Carson and Fort Riley in Kansas were reportedly told to be prepared within 24 hours.

Outrage abounds over Trump's use of word 'thugs' to describe Minn looters.  But, Obama used it too.  As rioters loot and burn portions of Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd, some Americans believe it's more important to check President Donald Trump's speech and choice of words to describe those who are committing criminal acts of destruction.  Earlier Friday [5/29/2020], the president took to Twitter decry the violence and the lawlessness, describing the perpetrators as "thugs."  "These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won't let that happen.  Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way.  Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts.  Thank you!" Trump wrote in a tweet that the social media platform would go on to censor. [...] But of course, Trump isn't the first American president to use the term.  His predecessor, the always-race-conscious President Barack Obama, used "thugs" to describe rioters and looters in Baltimore, some of whom were black.

Origins of Antifa.  Briefly, what is Antifa and why should anyone care about it?

Black Police Officer Is Removed From Duty After Defending Partner From Assault.  The chaos across the country in many of America's largest, Democrat run cities continues.  What started as protests to justifiably speak out against the killing of George Floyd have turned into anarchist riots, stoked by groups like Antifa, Black Bloc, and Black Lives Matter.  This had led to some heated moments caught on video, including a Fox News camera crew getting mobbed.  Another moment happened last night, where a police officer was assaulted and his partner came to his defense.

Leftist Protester Killed, Dragged by FedEx Truck in Downtown St. Louis after Mob Shuts Down Highway and Attack His Truck.  On Thursday night far left protesters attempted to loot a moving UPS truck during their violent protests and rioting in Minneapolis. [...] On Friday night far left protesters in downtown St. Louis shut down Highway 70 heading into St. Louis City and then rushed on the highway to frighten drivers.  One semi truck driver attempted an escape from the violent mob and ended up dragging a protester who was caught between his two trailers.  The FedEx driver could not see him.

Trump: Protesters are 'organized groups' that 'have nothing to do with George Floyd'.  President Trump alleged that the protesters that have taken to the streets in dozens of cities across the country are "organized groups" and have no connection to those mourning the death of George Floyd.  Protests have raged across the country for the last four nights in response to the death of Floyd, a black man who died in police custody on Monday.  "These are 'Organized Groups' that have nothing to do with George Floyd," Trump tweeted Saturday morning.  "Sad!"

If The Rioting Seems Coordinated.  So who is actually behind the violence and devastation?  Laura Logan has been investigating.  [Video clip]

'I've Had to Paint 'Black Owned Business' on My Minneapolis Bar During the Riots'.  I acquired Palmer's Bar a couple of years ago.  I just celebrated my two-year anniversary as owner, but we've been closed since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  I woke up and had a good cry that morning.  The bar is still shut down, it's a very weird time.  And then these riots started a few nights ago, it's heartbreaking.  George Floyd was a bouncer at a bar not far from here.  I didn't know him, but I know people that did know him and worked with him over the years.  Everyone's hurting.  We all saw that video and had the same reaction.  It was heartbreaking.  But now with the riots and the looting — though I don't often discuss race or get political — I felt I had to write a "Black Owned Business" sign on Palmer's Bar.

Black firefighter 'devastated' after rioters destroy bar he spent life savings to build.  Minneapolis firefighter Korboi "KB" Balla says his dream was always to open a sports bar, something he almost achieved after "countless hours" working on the project.  His initial open date in March had to be pushed back because of the coronavirus pandemic.  He was ready to finally open his doors in June, but that plan came to a crashing halt when rioters destroyed his business on Wednesday [5/27/2020].  "I don't know what I'm going to do," a teary-eyed Balla told a CBS affiliate.  The outlet reported that Balla invested his life savings into opening the bar which looters infiltrated as cameras were rolling.  "We've been working so hard for this place.  This is not just for me.  This is for my family," Balla says on the video.

The riots are not about the police.  The conclusion here for our purposes is that the mayhem in Minneapolis and its rapid spread throughout the country has little to do with police brutality.  The police have always been brutal and in fact are less brutal and corrupt and racist today than ever before.  At the same time, most black Americans today have homes and mortgages; many have cushy government jobs; many have businesses; and overall they and their children are invested in "the system" in a way that would have been almost unimaginable when Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed. [...] I would venture to say that in simple manpower terms, large-scale mayhem (of the sort that causes police to abandon their stations to arsonists) in most American cities is now impossible on strictly "racial" grounds, without participation from the "Antifa" crowd and various other opportunists and adventurers, flash-mobbers, posers, hangers-on, and random selfie-takers with nothing better to do.  It is simply no longer a minority phenomenon.

Minneapolis Burning:  A Leadership Vacuum Leaves the Activists Fully In Charge.  Minnesota's still burning, and it is no surprise.  Yesterday at around 5:00 CT, I gazed and listened in wonder at what can only be described as the single least effective law enforcement press conference ever to appear on national television.  Here's what I posted on Facebook as the presser concluded:  ["]I don't know if any of y'all are watching this press conference in Minneapolis right now, but these FBI/Minnesota law enforcement people are only making this situation worse.  There will definitely be more rioting in that city tonight.  This is the least effective law enforcement presser I have ever witnessed.["]

America's last mile.  [Scroll down]  And then we watch the expected rage and violence and the mad glee of looters, then the ritual burning of the American flag for the camera.  Now white people in Minneapolis are joining in the mayhem, too; why not?  Everybody's doing it, and the cops are racists!  The public has been groomed since the late '60s to accept this narrative.  The authorities will stand down, the folks will be allowed to get it out of their system, and ineffectual but well meaning leaders will plead for peace.  The looters will get lots of free TVs.  Ten years later, the street will be a burnt out empty scar on the city.  Not mentioned in the narrative is who runs these cities, or who is paying for the outsiders to come in and fan the flames, or even the leaders like Michelle Obama, who famously called black voters "our folks."  Does that ethnic voting bloc, should that bloc, even exist?

Minneapolis Third Precinct police station set on fire after rioters break in.  The Third Precinct police station in Minneapolis was set ablaze Thursday night as violent protests continued in the city — and other cities across the U.S. — following Monday's death of George Floyd, a black man who died while in police custody.  In response, more than 500 members of the National Guard were heading to the Twin Cities region, called in by Gov. Tim Walz, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis reported.  Rioters broke into the precinct around 10 p.m. local time, after police on the rooftop previously tried to disperse a gathering crowd using "flash bang" shots and tear gas, according to reports.

Church That Refused To Close During Lockdown Gets Burned Down, Investigated As Arson.  A Mississippi church in the midst of a legal battle to stay open despite local shutdown orders was burned to the ground early Wednesday morning.  According to first responders, the First Pentecostal Church of Holly Springs was vandalized and suffered a large explosion to the back of the church.  The incident is being investigated as a criminal act of arson.  "I Bet you stay home now you hypokrits," read one message spray painted on the church parking lot, Thomas More Society senior counsel and lawyer for the church Stephen Crampton told Fox News on Thursday [5/21/2020].  "First Pentacostal Church Holly Springs.  Arson is Suspected," reported Tom Dees of FOX 13 Memphis.  "Investigators say the church was spray painted with graffiti and set on fire.  There was a major explosion in the back of the church that blew out the front."

It's Not Your Imagination:  The Journalists Writing About Antifa Are Often Their Cheerleaders.  On February 1, 2017, Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to give a talk about free speech at the University of California, Berkeley.  But he was prevented from speaking by a group of 150 or so masked, black-clad members of a then-obscure movement calling itself "Antifa."  The protestors caused $100,000 worth of damage to the campus and injured six people as they threw rocks and Molotov cocktails.  Nine months later, again at Berkeley, an "anti-Marxist" rally descended into violence as approximately 100 masked Antifa members harassed journalists and beat rally organizers and attendees.  Berkeley was where Antifa rose to national attention, but it hasn't been the only place where the group has engaged in sustained acts of violence.  At a Washington, D.C. Unite the Right rally in August 2018, Antifa members hurled objects at police and assaulted journalists.  In Portland, Oregon, violent street clashes involving Antifa have become regular events.  Notwithstanding claims that Antifa is a peaceful, "anti-fascist community-defense group," it has adopted tactics that often are more violent than those of the right-wing movements that the group opposes.

New Jersey professor responds to backlash after '[...] each and every Trump supporter' comment.  A professor at a New Jersey university doubled down Thursday, saying she's tenured, after blaming President Trump and his supporters for the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, claiming it's their fault African-Americans have been dying at a disproportionate rate.  "F--- each and every Trump supporter.  You absolutely did this.  You are to blame," were among the comments — several of them containing profanity — posted on Twitter this week by Brittney Cooper, an associate professor in the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers University.  "I said what I meant.  And I curse cuz I'm grown," she wrote in part in a series of tweets Thursday, adding, "I have tenure.  Rutgers won't be firing me for tweets."

New Jersey Public School Teacher Caught on Camera Telling Students She Hopes They Die From Coronavirus For Playing Outside.  A math teacher at Steinert High School in New Jersey was caught on camera telling students who were playing football in the park that they should "die a long, painful death" from the coronavirus.  The woman in the video, Nicole Griggs, has been a teacher in the district for the last 15 years.  One of the students that the unhinged teacher confronted told the Trentonian that they were playing football on Thursday [4/23/2020] at the former Homedell School when the incident took place.

For the first time since 1861, Democrats want to see Republicans die.  Several Republican-leaning southern states are slowly reopening.  Meanwhile, Democrat-run Northern and Midwestern states plan to keep their citizens locked down, even as their state economies collapse.  While the Democrats ought to be watching the Southern experiment with curiosity, hoping that it works so that they can follow suit, that's not what's happening.  Instead, with a venom the Democrats last displayed in 1861, they're actively rooting for mass die-offs in the Southern states and among other Trump supporters.

Doctors Tear Down Their Neighbor's Trump 2020 Flag Before Getting Arrested.  Two Florida gynecologists were arrested after a doorbell camera captured them tearing down their neighbor's Trump 2020 flag last week.  Geoffrey Michael Fraiche, 41, of Gulf Breeze, told a second neighbor that he and his wife, Laura Webb-Fraiche, 38, were only playing "capture the flag," when they snatched the banner, states a report from the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office.  The husband and wife — both registered to vote with the Florida Democratic Party — are each charged with misdemeanors: criminal mischief, trespassing, larceny, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.  The couple was booked into the county jail on Tuesday morning and released about an hour and a half later, records show.

H. Rap Brown.  [...] is perhaps most famous for his proclamations during that period that "violence is as American as cherry pie" and that "If America don't come around, we're gonna burn it down."

Leftist hospital exec fired for encouraging coronavirus death on Trump voters.  If Democrats retake power, they vow to take over the health care system, claiming they'll "cut costs" and make medical care "free for all."  Just one problem:  The health care system would be run by people like this. [...] Yet it's very, very common on the left to wish Trump-supporters death.  We saw that a lot in recent months, not just on the Hollywood D-list, but among actual Democratic operatives, starting with James O'Keefe's undercover video of an Iowa-based Bernie Sanders staffer named Kyle Jurek, who vowed to put conservatives "up against the wall" if not in Gulags and "re-education" camps.  He said the Sanders camp was full of people just like himself and his buddies, according to O'Keefe, and said they were worried he might try to personally assassinate President Trump.  Yet the Democratic staffer, so far as known, is still on payroll, and the incident was dismissed as "gossip" by a mid-level Sanders staffer.

'Proud teacher' from Rhode Island offers to pay anyone with COVID-19 to cough on Trump.  You've probably heard the expression those who can, do, and those who can't, teach.  A Rhode Island public school teacher perhaps gave that chestnut a new meaning by allegedly taking to Twitter with an offer to pay someone infected with COVID-19 to cough on President Trump.  The educator in question, who has subsequently deactivated her Twitter account that purportedly operated anonymously under the handle "Proud Teacher," is said to teach English as a Second Language to middle schoolers.  She previously taught in neighboring Massachusetts.

Top NY Hospital Exec Fired For Suggesting Trump Supporters Should Infect Each Other with Coronavirus.  Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center fired a top executive for suggesting in Facebook comments that Trump supporters should infect each other with the Coronavirus.  Laura Krolczyk, the VP for external affairs at the cancer facility was fired after GOP operative and former Trump campaign official Michael Caputo posted her exchange with Lisa LaTrovato, the center's director of development to his Twitter account and called for his followers to call the cancer center and report the two.

Antifa members promise violence in response to coronavirus lockdowns.  Millions of Americans are on edge over the Wuhan Coronavirus, subsequent economic downturn, and political responses to both that include "stay at home" mandates for many areas.  Unofficial domestic terrorist group Antifa has some members promising to turn violent as a result.  Andy Ngo, Editor-at-Large for The Post Millennial, has been the tip of the spear in outing Antifa for months.  He follows their moves and, perhaps more importantly, their Twitter accounts to discern their plans and expose their radical ideology.  The group claims to be against fascism but has demonstrated the use of fascist tactics to promote their agenda.  Now, that agenda may include turning violent.

Vile: Nancy Pelosi's daughter Christine endorses felony assault on Rand Paul.  The context of the sick tweet, according to Fox News, was someone stating that Sen. Mitt Romney, upon hearing of Paul's illness, decided to self-quarantine after hearing about Paul's misfortune in order to protect his wife, who has a medical condition that leaves her especially vulnerable.  Instead of cheering Romney, which would have been a reasonable person's response, she decided to go low, [...] by bringing up the violent 2017 assault on Paul by a hate-crazed neighbor, whose attack left Paul with five broken ribs and the loss of part of his lung — in order to cheer the criminal.  And this, right at the time when Paul is now afflicted by the coronavirus.  Normal people wish anyone with the coronavirus, even political opponents, well.

Twitter pulls tweet from Nancy Pelosi's daughter about Rand Paul.  Twitter confirmed the company locked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's daughter out of her account for a short period of time due to a tweet she sent about Republican Sen. Rand Paul that it said amounted to an endorsement of violence.  "The account owner was temporarily locked out for violating the Twitter rules against glorification of violence," a Twitter spokesperson told the Washington Examiner on Tuesday [3/24/2020].  Christine Pelosi tweeted Sunday that the man who allegedly attacked the Kentucky senator in 2018 was "right" for doing so.

Nancy Pelosi's Daughter Christine:  Rand Paul's Neighbor Was 'Right' To Punch Him.  Christine Pelosi, daughter of House speaker Nancy Pelosi, tweeted Sunday that Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's neighbor, who once violently assaulted him, was "right."  "Rand Paul's neighbor was right," Pelosi said, in response to a tweet about Paul having COVID-19 from Washington Post reporter Paul Kane.

Elise Stefanik Received a Disgusting Note.  Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) on Saturday received a disgusting note on her car while she and her husband went grocery shopping. [...] The left would be outraged if this happened to one of their own.  Every Democratic politician and member of the Democratic media complex would be demanding a Republican to condemn this kind of action.  Not only is it rude but it's also scary.

Threatening Supreme Court Justices Is Never OK.  Congress must censure Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for threatening two Supreme Court justices outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday.  This should be wholly bipartisan and utterly uncontroversial.  No American, no less a high-ranking member of Congress like Schumer, should be permitted to threaten government officials or judges.  This type of thuggish behavior displayed by the senior U.S. senator has no place in a civilized society and must be condemned by all.

Schumer, the Supreme Court, and the Mob.  On Wednesday morning, the Democrats' Senate minority leader stirred up the mob outside the Supreme Court, unabashedly threatening Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh:  "I want to tell you, Gorsuch.  I want to tell you, Kavanaugh.  You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price," Schumer inveighed.  "You won't know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions."  Inside, the justices were then hearing argument on what ought to be a straightforward abortion case (i.e., one in which the "right" invented in Roe v.  Wade is not up for consideration).  When called on his menacing remarks, rather than apologize, Schumer brazenly lied about what he had done.  This morning, he was still lying — a tepid apology, offered under pressure while insisting that "in no way was I making a threat."  In a rule-of-law society, that should rate censure.  Case closed.  Except it's not closed, because we are not a rule-of-law society.  We just pretend to be.  In a rule-of-law society, a mob would not gather on the steps of the courthouse in the first place.

Pioneer City County Museum Director: 'I hope every single one ... that votes republican, dies today'.  The Pioneer City County Museum Board of Directors is holding an emergency meeting after the museum's director made a social media post saying all republicans should die.  During voting for primary elections on Super Tuesday [3/3/2020], director Melonnie Hicks made a post to her personal Facebook page that reads, "I hope every single one of you [...] that votes republican, dies today."  A screenshot of the post has since gone viral, getting thousands of shares from across the country.  Hicks posted an apology to her personal Facebook a few hours after the original post, but both posts have since been removed.

Sweetwater Museum Director Resigns Amid 'Republicans Should Die' Facebook Post.  The embattled Executive Director of the Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater submitted her resignation as of 5 p.m. Friday [3/6/2020] after posting Republican voters should die on Facebook on election day.  According to a statement from the president of the board of directors of the museum, Melonnie Hicks submitted her resignation Friday.

Balkanization of America Accelerating Faster Than Expected.  Because of our open-door policy for the past 55 years, we're being balkanized to death.  This past week, Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle said, "I hope Trump is assassinated."  To make such a call constitutes "treason" but since she's a minority, she gets a pass.  Another woman in my State of Colorado, Denver Councilwoman Candi de Baca said, "If I get the coronavirus, I am going to attend as many MAGA rallies as I can."  In other words, she would deliberately infect anyone who doesn't hold her views.  Also a minority, she enjoys immunity.  Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said, "Trump is a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, a xenophobe and a religious bigot."  That statement condemns half the American public that voted for Trump.  It enflames half the American people.  When a national leader attacks SO virulently, it incites civil unrest, social anger, racial animosity and cultural chaos.  It's poor behavior and a dangerous example for our young people.

Michael Bloomberg campaign offices across US spray-painted by vandals.  Michael Bloomberg's presidential campaign offices across the country are getting defaced by vandals — which his office blames without evidence on Sen. Bernie Sanders' "hateful rhetoric."  Chicago campaign workers for the former New York mayor woke up Monday [2/24/2020] to find the office spray-painted in large red letters with slurs including "racist," "sexist," and "oligarch," The Chicago Sun-Times said.  At least six other offices have also been similarly tagged, including ones in Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee and Utah, where windows were smashed, Bloomberg's office then revealed.

A Bernie Bro Shot Steve Scalise.  Minnesota attorney general Keith Ellison, the former congressman from Minnesota who gave us examples of how to treat women, has tweeted that the "Bernie Bros," that rabid group of Bernie Sanders supporters that seem like a branch of Antifa, has tweeted that, no, they are merely passionate and as gentle as he:  "I have never seen @BernieSanders supporters being unusually mean or rude," Ellison tweeted.  "Can someone send me an example of a 'Bernie Bro' being bad.  Also, are we holding all candidates responsible for the behavior of some of their supporters?  Waiting to hear."  Like most Democrats, progressives, and liberals, Ellison has a selective and short memory when it comes to their hypocrisy on moral issues and inciting violence.  As it turns out, someone has provided Ellison with an example of a "Bernie Bro" going bad.  The winner of the Ellison challenge is none other than Congressman Steve Scalise, the victim of a "Bernie Bro" running amok with guns and a list of Republicans he wanted to kill.

Police:  Couple forced boys off road, angered by Trump flags.  A northwestern Indiana couple allegedly used a car to force two teenage boys off a road, angered that the twin brothers were riding bicycles adorned with flags supporting President Donald Trump, before ripping one of the sibling's flag from his bike, police said Friday [2/21/2020].

Couple Arrested After Driving Kids With Trump Flags on Their Bicycles Off The Road.  An Indiana couple has been arrested for driving two teenage boys on bikes off the road while shouting threats at them in July.  Kyren Gregory Perry-Jones, 23, and Cailyn Marie Smith, 18, were arrested after evidence of the attack on the boys, who are twins, was posted to Snapchat.

Sanders Criminal Justice Adviser Caught Plotting Violent Jailbreak.  A former adviser on criminal justice issues to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) was plotting a violent prison escape, stashing guns and ammunition inside a soon-to-be-opened prison, authorities said this week.  Nashville police said Wednesday that Alex Friedmann, a prison reform advocate who helped shape the Vermont senator's criminal justice agenda, spent months plotting an escape for inmates of the city's detention center.  Sanders worked with Friedmann to develop positions on criminal justice in the lead up to his 2016 presidential campaign — positions Sanders still touts.  Davidson County sheriff Daron Hall, at a press conference on Wednesday [2/19/2020], said Friedmann hid at least three loaded guns upon breaking into the detention center in December.

Bipartisan backlash when new GOP field office in Milwaukee reportedly vandalized.  The Republican Party of Wisconsin appears to be dealing with vandals, as someone reportedly splashed paint on the windows of the 2200 block of North King Drive field office.  The word "scum" was also allegedly painted onto the back door.  The Milwaukee police were contacted and responded to the vandalism call on Wednesday morning, and are still looking for the suspect.  They have not yet established an official motive for the crime, but it's safe to say it was probably politically motivated.

Violent students attack a young 2nd Amendment defender at Ohio University.  Kaitlin Bennett made a name for herself the day after she graduated from Kent State University in 1998 when she took a photo of herself holding an AR-10 in front of the Kent State sign.  She did so as a way of protesting the fact that during her years as a student there, campus policies kept her disarmed.  After graduating, Bennett went to work at Liberty Hangout.  As part of her work, Bennett interviews students on college campuses.  On Monday, she and Joel Patrick traveled to Ohio University, a public university in Athens, Ohio, to conduct interviews there.  Within minutes, a mob formed and quickly got violent, with the activists throwing objects and liquids at Bennett and Patrick for daring to support Trump and the Second Amendment.  Eventually, the mob tried to smash their way into the truck in which the two young people and their crew were traveling.

'I want you dead': Nancy Pelosi's GOP challenger threatened by leftist thug, still crickets from media, lawmakers.  California has devolved into an anarchic domain ruled by violent Antifa leftists.  An unhinged leftist physically threatened John Dennis, a Republican who's running against Nancy Pelosi for her Congressional seat representing San Francisco.  The ominous threats were caught on a disturbing video, in which a burly, bearded bully warns Dennis:  "I'm going to catch you when all the cameras aren't around and I'm gonna f--- you up!  I want you dead."  Predictably, CNN, MSNBC and other mainstream media outlets totally ignored the story.

A Two-Year Terror Campaign Against One Small GOP Office.  Early Saturday morning [2/15/2020], a bearded perpetrator in a hooded jacket, wearing gloves, smashed the glass door and windows of the Humboldt Republican headquarters with rocks.  He poured an unknown liquid into the storefront office before escaping on a bike into the streets of Eureka in the pre-dawn hours.  There was one obvious clue.  The bike had a giant BERNIE sticker on it.  When police caught up to the alleged perpetrator, Michael Valls attempted to escape on his bike, then he tried throwing the bike at the cops, and, when he was finally taken into custody, gave authorities a false name.  But police caught him with the Trump flag that he had stolen from the vandalized office.  The Bernie Sanders supporter was charged with burglary, felony vandalism, attempted arson, resisting arrest, and providing a false name.

Brawl breaks out at Bernie Sanders rally over 'Black Guns Matter' shirt.  A brawl broke out at a Bernie Sanders rally in Colorado on Sunday when a supporter of the Vermont senator confronted another man for wearing a T-shirt that read "Black Guns Matter," a report said.  The man sporting the shirt, who is black, told CBS Denver that he was recording the presidential hopeful at the Colorado Convention Center when another rally attendee called him "racist" because of his shirt.

Criminalizing Dissent.  Louis Shenker, a 21-year-old junior at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, just wanted his MAGA hat back from the graduate student who ripped it off his head on campus.  He wore the hat to a December 6, 2018 protest organized by the university's graduate student union against Trump and local police.  Video shows that when Louis, who is 5'6'' and 140 pounds, arrived wearing the MAGA hat and holding a large sign, he was immediately surrounded by a hostile mob of older grad students cursing at him and calling him a white supremacist.  A woman lunged from the mob and snatched Louis's MAGA hat.  Careful not to get caught on camera hitting Louis with their hands, they instead mobbed him like a colony of enraged penguins, using their bodies to push him from all sides, occasionally pecking at his head with their cardboard signs, and chanting in unison:  "THE PEOPLE, UNITED, WILL NEVER BE DEFEATED." [...] A month later, Louis was horrified to recognize the woman who stole his MAGA hat as Beth Peller, a 36-year-old grad student who would be teaching his mandatory freshman writing class.

Florida Man Attacks Trump Supporters With a Cane Sword.  Peaceful Florida citizens holding Trump signs were minding their own business in Dunnellon, Fla., last Thursday when a man rushed at them with a cane sword.  Police arrested 49-year-old James L. Whitehurst II and charged him with 10 counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of disorderly conduct, the Ocala Star Banner reported.  Victims reportedly told police that Whitehurst had approached them during their peaceful assembly with what was described as a cane sword.  The assailant allegedly pointed the sword in their faces and made threatening statements, holding the blade 6 inches from their faces.

Political violence accelerates against Trump supporters.  This is just the latest of a string of violent incidents against Trump supporters within the past week.  There's a climate of political violence against Trump-supporters, and the press is giving it little more than disjointed and cursory coverage at best, if not ignoring it entirely.  It was there from the start, yet it has extended ever since a Bernie Bro shot and nearly killed a group of GOP congressional leaders on a softball field in Alexandria, Virginia in 2017.  At the time, it was dismissed as an anomaly.  But these anomalies keep happening, and now the rate is accelerating — clearly a sign of a bigger problem.

UC Santa Cruz Leftist Attacks College Republicans, Spits on American Flag.  A leftist at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) was caught on video getting into a physical altercation with members of the school's College Republicans student group, as well as with free speech activist Hayden Williams.  Moments later, the individual was seeing spitting on an American flag, which had fallen to the ground during the scuffle.  Free speech activist Hayden Williams — who was punched in the face at UC Berkeley while helping Turning Point USA recruit conservative students last year — posted a video to his Twitter account on Thursday, which depicts an individual attacking the College Republicans student group at UCSC.

New Hampshire man arrested after allegedly assaulting pro-Trump teen at polling site.  A New Hampshire man was arrested Thursday afternoon [2/13/2020] after allegedly assaulting a 15-year-old Trump supporter and two adults at a polling site during the state's first-in-the-nation primary earlier this week.  The teen's mother said in an exclusive interview with Fox News after the arrest that her son is "traumatized."  The Windham Police Department said Patrick Bradley, 34, of Windham, was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct.

Antifa supporter charged with assaulting teen Trump fan.  A 34-year-old antifa supporter is facing charges for allegedly assaulting a teen fan of President Trump.  Patrick Bradley of Windham, New Hampshire, allegedly assaulted three supporters of Trump after voting in the state Democratic primary on Tuesday, according to NBC Boston.  Police say Bradley walked by a Trump campaign tent and "slapped a 15-year-old juvenile across the face."  Two adults attempted to defend the boy, and police say Bradley attacked them, as well.

Twitter Thread of White People "Getting [Beaten] For Black History Month" Receives Over 335,000 Likes.  The thread features white people being violently attacked.  In some cases, the confrontations are provoked by allegations of racism but other examples just appear to be random fights.

Bernie Bro Arrested On Burglary, Vandalism, Attempted Arson Charges After Attacking GOP Office In Northern California.  nhinged leftist activist Michael Vall was arrested in Eureka, California after vandalizing and apparently trying to burn down the Humboldt County Republican party office.  To no one's surprise, it turns out dude is a Bernie supporter.

Media Is Complicit in Leftist Violence Against Trump Supporters.  It isn't safe out there these days if one is a Trump supporter exercising one's right to participate in the American political process.  You have to look out for lunatics in vans, lunatics with cane swords, and lunatics who wake up looking like mug shots and slap kids.  If — as all of you are — frequent consumers of conservative media, you know about these stories.  Those left to the editorial whims of The New York Times or any of the evening news networks, however, are probably blissfully unaware.  It's not that they aren't being covered at all, it's that they aren't being covered with the fervor and repetition that, say, a story about the president saying something mean to Jim Acosta would.

New Hampshire man accused of slapping teen Trump supporter on primary day.  A New Hampshire man accused of slapping a 15-year-old Trump supporter on the day of the state's primary election day has been arrested, Windham police said.  Patrick Bradley, 34, slapped the teen after he left a polling place at Windham High School around 6:15 p.m.  Tuesday [2/11/2020], police said in a statement.  Bradley is accused of slapping the 15-year-old and assaulting two adults who tried to intervene while passing by a campaign tent for President Donald Trump.  He also was accused of throwing Trump signs and trying to knock over the tent, according to police.

Where was the media on this act of political violence?  The media frets constantly that President Donald Trump's rhetoric will lead to violence against Democrats and even — the horror! — journalists.  But the same media is curiously silent when Republicans become the targets of hate.  On Saturday, for instance, a Florida man drove his van through a Trump campaign volunteer tent because, as he told police, 'someone had to take a stand'.  The incident started when the man drove his van slowly up to the tent, according to a police report.  Two volunteers approached the man's van to chat with him when 'the vehicle accelerated towards them and the tent.'  'Both victims had to move out of the way quickly in order to prevent themselves from being struck by the vehicle.  The suspect continued to drive and knocked over several chairs, tables, and a tent,' the police report stated.

Media Spends Just 64 Seconds Covering Anti-Trump Van Attack, MSNBC Ignores Entirely.  The mainstream media lived up to its 'Fake News' moniker this week, dedicating a mere 64 seconds of coverage in total to a leftist plowing a van through a Republican Party voter registration tent with six volunteers inside.  The scant total is the sum of just three separate mentions on NBC and CNN while their establishment counterparts MSNBC, ABC, and CBS ignored the attack entirely.

'Rioting and vandalism is the American way': Black Lives Matter president blasts peaceful protest as 'a tool of white supremacy'.  The president of the Black Lives Matter movement in the Greater New York area has claimed that rioting is justified at protests because the 'American way' is through 'bullets and blood' not peaceful protest.  Hawk Newsome appeared on Fox Nation's 'No Interruption' on Wednesday [2/12/2020] speaking to host Tomi Lahren about Black Lives Matter and about recent anti-police protests in New York.  Newsome, who also appears in the cast of CopWatch America on Bet, told Lahren he would not condemn the destruction caused as it calls attention to the organization's grievances with society.

More about Black Lives Matter.

Police Report Reveals Why Anti-Trump Van Driver Targeted GOP Voter Registration Tent.  The man who allegedly drove his van through a Republican voter registration tent in Florida did so because he dislikes President Donald Trump, according to a copy of the police report reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation.  Gregory William Loel Timm, the alleged driver, showed police videos he recorded on his phone up until he plowed through the tent on Saturday, the report stated.

Nashville Woman Punches Retired Cop for Wearing MAGA-Style Hat, Draws Blood.  A female patron in a Tennessee bar punched a retired police officer in the face Wednesday night [2/12/2020] after she was triggered by his MAGA-style birthday hat.  Daniel Sprague was at The Stage bar in Nashville celebrating his 50th birthday at the time, and was wearing a red cap that read "Make Fifty Great Again."

Woman punches man in Broadway bar over MAGA-style birthday hat.  A man's surprise birthday gift led to a surprise attack at a Broadway bar.  Daniel Sprague was at The Stage bar on Broadway sporting a gift his wife gave him for his 50th birthday bash — a hat that says "Make 50 Great Again."  The hat is styled to look like a "Make America Great Again" hat that supporters of President Donald Trump wear.

A US Senate candidate from Maine uses a guillotine for campaign logo.  ivilized countries do not decapitate people to gain political power.  Nevertheless, Bre Kidman, an attorney who is challenging Senator Susan Collins for her Senate seat in Maine, has decided that a stylized image of a guillotine is the perfect logo for its campaign. [...] Of course, Kidman contends that the guillotine is merely symbolic.  It's not a call for actual blood; it's just a suggestion that, if Kidman and the Left generally do not get the change they demand, there might be blood.

Collins Getting Death Threats After She Voted to Acquit Trump in Impeachment Trial.  Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said the FBI began an investigation into death threats she has received due to her vote to acquit President Donald Trump in the impeachment trial.  Collins made the announcement when she spoke to the Maine Chiefs of Police Association.  She said the FBI identified three credible death threats to investigate.

Newly Released Police Report Details Attack on Trump Supporters, Shows Clear Motive.  Last weekend a man purposely attempted to run over Trump Victory workers who were registering voters in Jacksonville, Florida.  After causing serious property damage, the suspect drove away and was later caught by police.  A report on the incident is now available and shows the attacker was politically motivated, wanted to "take a stand" and proudly showed officers videos just before running the tent over with his vehicle.

Man Deliberately Crashes Van Into GOP Voter Registration Tent, Targeting Trump Campaign Volunteers.  Law enforcement officials in Jacksonville, Fla., say a driver intentionally crashed a van into a tent where Trump campaign volunteers were registering voters Saturday afternoon.  Thankfully, no one was injured.  "We are investigating this as an aggravated assault," Lt. Larry Gayle of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.  "Several people were in the area and could have been seriously hurt."

Political Violence — Man Drives Van into Trump Voter Registration Event in Jacksonville, Florida.  This is very concerning given the propensity for political violence on the left.  The GOP of Duval County, Florida are reporting that a man intentionally drove his van into a Trump voter registration booth in Jacksonville, Florida.  Thankfully the volunteers were able to jump out of the way and no one was hurt, but this is alarming.

Man in custody after allegedly driving car into Trump supporters in Florida.  Florida police took 27-year-old Gregory Timm into custody on Saturday in connection with wh