Posts Tagged ‘George Floyd Protests’

October 23rd, 2020 - 1:03 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Racism

Who are the violent protesters?

This article contains news with liberal commentary. Trump insists leftist radicals are behind violent protests, but “review of thousands of pages of court documents tells a different story,” the Associated Press reported on Friday, October 23, 2020. “Very few” of the proteste[...]

October 7th, 2020 - 11:32 am § in Law and Courts, Racism

Derek Chauvin is released on bail

Derek Chauvin, the fired Minneapolis cop charged with murder for choking George Floyd to death while Floyd lay handcuffed on the pavement, was released from jail on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, after posting $1 million bail. News reports say Chauvin posted a bail bond. The bond (here) doesn’t s[...]

September 27th, 2020 - 12:33 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Racism

BLM protester charged with attempted murder for car attack

This article is news and liberal commentary. A BLM protester who ran over two Trump supporters in Long Beach, California, on Saturday, September 26, 2020, is being charged with attempted murder. Both victims were hospitalized with broken bones nad other serious injuries. Read story here. The inciden[...]

September 26th, 2020 - 12:01 pm § in Politics, Racism

Law and order comes to Portland

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is sending state troopers to Portland and creating a unified command structure among the various state and local law enforcement agencies who will be policing a Proud Boys demonstration on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at which thousands of armed rightwing vigilantes may show [...]

September 24th, 2020 - 8:31 am § in Misc.

Rightwing thug trained for truck attack, lied about protesters throwing objects

A man who drove a pickup truck into a crowd of Black Lives Matters protesters on Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Pasadena, California, trained for the attack at a San Gabriel Valley vineyard owned by his family that was used as a “tactical training camp” and shooting, the FBI says. Benjamin Jon[...]

September 16th, 2020 - 8:54 pm § in Donald Trump, Racism

Is this the “Umbrella Man”?

When the George Floyd protests began in Minneapolis, a now-famous video showed a man wearing a gas mask with an umbrella smashing the windows of an Auto Zone store. A black protester is seen in the video trying to stop him. It’s clear in video this vandal is a white man, but his identity other[...]

September 11th, 2020 - 1:42 am § in News Media

Police union boss doxes reporter and jokes about it

This article contains news with snarky liberal satire. The Seattle police union’s president is being investigated for allegedly publishing the reporter’s press pass on social media, a Seattle TV station reported on Thursday, September 10, 2020. Read story here. Reporter David Obelcz accu[...]

September 8th, 2020 - 3:18 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Racism

ABC News: Protesters aren’t causing the violence

News with liberal commentary. ABC News reported on Tuesday, September 8, 2020: “The images are stark — people clashing with police, buildings on fire, vandalism, shootings and even killings. Some, including President Donald Trump, appear to have conflated some of the violence across the nation w[...]

August 31st, 2020 - 7:24 pm § in News Media, Politics, Racism

Study: 96% of BLM protests peaceful

Since George Floyd’s murder, there have been ~11,000 demonstrations in the U.S. Police intervened in 725 of them, and used force 400 times or in roughly 1 of every 28 protests There were 100 government and police assaults against news media in these protests Rightwingers organized 360 counter-[...]

August 11th, 2020 - 10:38 pm § in Racism

Klansman gets 6 years for plowing into protesters

A Virginia Klan leader and “propagandist for Confederate ideology” who revved his engine before plowing into BLM protesters, then reportedly boasted, “they scattered like cockroaches. It’s kind of funny if you ask me,” got 6 years in prison on misdemeanor charges of assault[...]