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Posts Tagged ‘Protests’

September 15th, 2021 - 12:54 am § in Law and Courts

How bad police squander tax dollars

“The city of Philadelphia will pay $2 million to a Black woman who was pulled from a car, beaten by officers and had her toddler used for social media fodder by the police union,” NBC News reported on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. (Read story here.) “Nursing aide Rickia Young was he[...]

September 9th, 2021 - 7:23 pm § in Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics

Judge blocks Florida law targeting protesters

A federal judge has struck down an “anti-riot” law championed by Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis and passed by the Republican legislature, Huffington Post reported on Thursday, September 9, 2021 (read story here). Rioting, arson, looting, and vandalism were already crimes in Florida. This [...]

September 8th, 2021 - 2:23 pm § in Environment

What do Canadians protest most?

Not racism, police brutality, or elections. Logging. “A string of protests against old-growth logging in western Canada have become the biggest act of civil disobedience in the country’s history,” with hundreds of protesters arrested, the Guardian reported on Wednesday, September 8, 20[...]

August 18th, 2021 - 10:12 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Racist “Karen” ordered to pay BLM protesters

A former ice cream shop owner, who has relocated to another state, has been ordered to pay $500 each to 9 “peaceful” Black Lives Matters protesters he’s accused of harassing under a recently-passed New York “anti-Karen” law (read story here). The man’s actions wer[...]

August 6th, 2021 - 2:08 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Capitol riot consequences begin taking shape

GOP leaders have falsely called the Capitol insurrection “peaceful” and the rioters “tourists” in their efforts to downplay and whitewash their party’s violent reaction to losing the 2020 election. This is nonsense. Among other things, they’ve claimed the rioters [...]

August 6th, 2021 - 1:22 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Trumpers plan Sept. 18 Capitol rally

Matt Braynard (photo, left), a veteran of Trump’s 2016 campaign, is organizing a Capitol rally to display solidarity with jailed January 6 rioters, whom he calls “political prisoners.” It’s supposed to happen on September 18, 2021. He’s promising “high profileR[...]

July 22nd, 2021 - 1:25 pm § in Politics

Pelosi is 110% right about the Jan. 6 inquiry

She won’t let Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Jim Banks (R-IN) participate, and she shouldn’t. GOP House leader Kevin McCarthy (R-TX) doesn’t like it. Most other Republicans don’t like it, either. You don’t expect them to. “This is deadly serious,” Pelosi said. “This [...]

July 21st, 2021 - 2:30 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Tears as Capitol rioter heads for prison

No crocodile tears, these. “The first person sentenced to hard time for … the January 6 Capitol riot was seen saying an emotional farewell to his girlfriend … after he admitted his guilt in court,” the U.K.-based tabloid Daily Mail reported on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. “[...]

July 9th, 2021 - 6:23 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

They weren’t tourists and it wasn’t a protest

From a CNN story published on Friday, July l9, 2021 (read it here): “Officer AW stepped out of a tunnel where police were congregated and into the crowd to help Rosanne Boyland, 34, a rioter and QAnon supporter who was trampled by the mob. … “Prosecutors say AW’s body-worn [...]

June 29th, 2021 - 1:28 pm § in Donald Trump, News Media, Politics

Another agitator gets tossed off social media

“Andy Ngo is the latest conservative voice to be CANCELED by Big Tech: SoundCloud bans his podcast,” the headline reads. “Journalist Andy Ngo became the most recent voice to be banned from a Big Tech platform after SoundCloud has permanently banned him from its platform,” the[...]