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    Fourteen people, including five children, were fatally shot in Chicago over Father’s Day weekend, which marked the most violent weekend the city has seen yet in 2020, the Associated Press reported.  In total, 102 people were shot in Chicago from Friday evening to Monday morning, and follows Chicago’s deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015 when 9 people were killed and 27 were wounded, according to the Associated Press. The victims included 5 children as young as 3-years old. Our city’s collective heart breaks to hear the unfathomable news of a 3-year-old boy who was shot and killed tonight on Chicago’s West Side. There are simply no words to describe such a heinous, unconscionable act of cowardice to shoot at a toddler. — Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) June 21, 2020 Two boys, aged 15 and 16, were shot while walking in an alley. The 15-year old was pronounced dead in...
    By Adam Harrington, Marissa Parra CHICAGO (CBS) — On a violent weekend in Chicago that saw at least 13 people killed – including four teenagers and a 3-year-old boy – Chicago Police Supt. David Brown on Sunday demanded that violent offenders be kept in jail longer and that home monitoring be revamped, because “it’s not working.” “Tears are a natural reaction to these tragic stories of violence. But we need to do more than just cry,” Brown said. “Let’s keep violent offenders in jail longer, and let’s revamp the home monitoring system. It’s not working.” Of the at least 103 people shot this weekend, 12 of them were minors. Five of those children or teens did not survive. In the first deadly incident involving young people this weekend, two teenage boys were killed in a shooting around 5:10 p.m. in the 7900 block of South Luella Avenue in the South...
    SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A young woman who authorities believe took part in an armed carjacking was killed, and three men were hurt, following a police chase and crash in South Los Angeles late Sunday night. June 22, 2020. (CBSLA) According to Los Angeles police, the incident began when a man and woman carjacked a driver at gunpoint at the intersection of West 25th Street and South Congress Avenue. Police located the stolen car — with the male suspect behind the wheel and the female suspect in the front passenger seat — and gave chase. Around 11:50 p.m., about three miles from the scene of the carjacking, the suspects slammed into a car which was making a left turn at the intersection of Normandie Avenue and 60th Street, police said. The impact sent the vehicles careening into several parked cars. The woman died at the scene. The male suspect...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – At least five people were killed and several others were injured in a string of shootings across the Pittsburgh area over the past week. Allegheny County Police told KDKA Sunday they are still looking for suspects and trying to determine motives for many of the shootings. Two fatal shootings happened in McKeesport. Monday night, 54-year-old George Brosey was shot and killed in Crawford Village. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say surveillance footage shows a man shooting Brosey between buildings 47 and 48. Then, two other men standing nearby fired multiple times toward the victim. Police say they are still looking for suspects. Three men were critically wounded in a shooting in Mount Oliver Tuesday. When police arrived at the scene, they found a 20-year-old man shot in the head, a 23-year-old man shot in the arm and side and a...
    At least nine people — including four kids — were killed and 51 others wounded in shootings in Chicago this weekend, according to reports. Among the four children killed was 3-year-old Mekay James, who was fatally struck in the back Saturday at around 6:30 p.m. in Austin, on the city’s West Side, local outlets reported. The tot died after someone in a blue Honda pulled up behind the black SUV the boy’s 27-year-old father was driving and fired several rounds, according to The Chicago Sun-Times. Police sources told the outlet the father, whose abdomen was grazed by a bullet, was believed to be the intended target. Mayor Lori Lightfoot called the shooting “a heinous, unconscionable act of cowardice,” adding that the boy “had his whole life ahead of him,” according to the Sun-Times. About two hours later, also in Austin, a 13-year-old girl was killed and two teenage boys...
    No less than 9 folks — together with 4 children — had been killed and 51 others wounded in shootings in Chicago this weekend, in accordance with stories. Among the many 4 youngsters killed was 3-year-old Mekay James, who was fatally struck within the again Saturday at round 6:30 p.m. in Austin, on the town’s West Aspect, native retailers reported. The tot died after somebody in a blue Honda pulled up behind the black SUV the boy’s 27-year-old father was driving and fired a number of rounds, in accordance with The Chicago Solar-Instances. Police sources informed the outlet the daddy, whose stomach was grazed by a bullet, was believed to be the meant goal. Mayor Lori Lightfoot known as the taking pictures “a heinous, unconscionable act of cowardice,” including that the boy “had his complete life forward of him,” in accordance with the Solar-Instances. About two hours later, additionally...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — On a violent weekend in Chicago that saw at least nine people killed – including two teenagers and a 3-year-old boy – Chicago Police Supt. David Brown on Sunday demanded that violent offenders be kept in jail longer and that home monitoring be revamped, because “it’s not working.” “Tears are a natural reaction to these tragic stories of violence. But we need to do more than just cry,” Brown said. “Let’s keep violent offenders in jail longer, and let’s revamp the home monitoring system,” Brown said. “It’s not working.” The boys, ages 16 and 17, were in an alley when a man walked up took out a gun, and shot both of them, police said. The older boy was shot in the back, chest, and left hand, while the younger boy was shot in the back and left flank, police said. Both were taken to the University...
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police arrested scores of protesters and used a water cannon Sunday after violence erupted around a demonstration in The Hague against measures put in place by the government to rein in the spread of the coronavirus. A peaceful protest turned violent when dozens of what police said were soccer fans arrived and clashed with riot police near the city’s central railway station. Police used officers on horseback and a water cannon to disperse the crowd after police had been pelted with rocks and smoke bombs. There were no immediate reports of injuries. It was unclear exactly how many people gathered Sunday at the demonstration that was initially banned by The Hague’s mayor last week. On Sunday, the mayor gave permission for a brief protest, because fewer people attended than had been predicted last week. The Hague municipality said in a statement that the...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The NYPD is investigating a spree of shootings on the first official weekend of summer. They say 21 people have been shot in the past 24 hours.One of the shootings happened at 11 a.m. Saturday. A man walking down Milford Street in East New York shot another washing his car. The 35-year-old was shot in the neck, the wound fatal.Then, police say just a half-mile away, approximately the same time, an innocent bystander heard gunshots and felt pain - only to realize he was shot in the calf."We are going to put more and more resources into the Cure Violence movement and the Crisis Management System, which has proven to be extraordinarily effective in stopping gun violence before it happens and mediating conflicts," said Mayor Bill de Blasio.The mayor increased the Cure Violence budget by $10 for more staff and sites, especially those with high gun...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The NYPD is investigating a spree of shootings on the first official weekend of summer. They say 21 people have been shot in the past 24 hours.One of the shootings happened at 11 a.m. Saturday. A man walking down Milford Street in East New York shot another washing his car. The 35-year-old was shot in the neck, the wound fatal.Then, police say just a half-mile away, approximately the same time, an innocent bystander heard gunshots and felt pain - only to realize he was shot in the calf."We are going to put more and more resources into the Cure Violence movement and the Crisis Management System, which has proven to be extraordinarily effective in stopping gun violence before it happens and mediating conflicts," said Mayor Bill de Blasio.The mayor increased the Cure Violence budget by $10 for more staff and sites, especially those with high gun...
    Coronavirus — A user from Cercanías de Madrid recorded this confrontation between security members and a man who did not want to put on his mask on the train.
    The United Nations issued a rebuke against the United States on Friday, expressing its "profound concern" over Secretary of State Mike Pompeo describing Antifa "as domestic terrorists," referring to a statement he released last month condemning violence from groups he said were infiltrating and exploiting the George Floyd protests. What are the details?The international organization tweeted, "UN #HumanRights experts express profound concern over a recent statement by the US Attorney-General describing #Antifa and other anti-fascist activists as domestic terrorists, saying it undermines the rights to freedom of expression and of peaceful assembly in the country." The Washington Examiner reported that the same day, Fionnuala Ni Aolain, the U.N. special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, said, "International humans rights law protects the right to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly. It is regrettable that the United States has chosen to...
    Tulsa's mayor declared a 'civil emergency' ahead of Donald Trump's campaign rally on Saturday, citing fears the protests of the president could turn 'extremely violent.' More hurdles are ahead for Trump as he attempts to return to the campaign trail. The operators of the BOK Center asked the campaign for a 'written plan' on how they will deal with the threat of the coronavirus. And the Oklahoma Supreme Court will rule on Friday whether attendees must wear masks. Mayor G.T. Bynum, a Republican, cited recent 'civil unrest' and the expectation that more than 100,000 people - a combination of Trump supporters and protesters - will swarm the downtown area as the reason for his 'civil emergency' declaration. The order places a federal exclusion zone for a six-block radius near the BOK center and includes a curfew. 'I have received information from the Tulsa Police Department and other law enforcement agencies that...
    A police officer in the area is on paid administrative leave after allegedly posting a transphobic rap video that says there are only two genders and that Hillary Clinton should be hanged. The video, posted by New Paltz Police Officer Robert Sisco, who is seen wearing a police uniform, expresses crude transphobic statements, as well as the comment about Clinton in which he said, "Hillary is Killary we all know the reason. Where those emails at? We should hang her for treason." He also expresses support for President Donald Trump and says he would rather use his words than resorting to violence. New Paltz Town Board officials said on their Facebook page in a "unanimously written" message, they have viewed the video and are "committed to repairing trust with our New Paltz transgender and LGBTQ+ community members. "We are so sorry that the trust of many in our community has been broken and that...
    The violent arrest of a hospital nurse who has spent months battling Coronavirus has caused outrage in France. Riot police were on Tuesday filmed snatching Farida, 52, from a chaotic crowd of health workers calling for better pay and conditions in central Paris. She was then pulled away, and another video showed a female officer in full riot gear dragging Farida – who has only been identified by her first name – by the hair and prodding her with a truncheon. Farida shouts ‘I’m a nurse!’, and then pleads: ‘I have asthma! I want my Ventoline’ – a reference to a medication used to treat the lung disease. The nurse – who is just 5ft tall – was then taken away by the riot squad to a nearby police station, and charged with ‘throwing projectiles at the police’ – an offence that could see her imprisoned. Farida, a hospital...
    BEIJING (AP) — China says it and India have agreed to resolve border tensions following the most violent confrontations in decades. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    BEIJING (AP) - China says it and India have agreed to resolve border tensions following the most violent confrontations in decades.
    Indian and Chinese military forces clashed Monday night on the India-China border leading to at least three deaths in the first deadly border confrontation between the two nations in four decades, according to CNN. The violent skirmish took place in the long-disputed Aksai Chin-Ladakh region on the northern tip of India where “de-escalation” was taking place, according to CNN. Three Indian soldiers including an officer were killed, but Chinese media reported Chinese soldiers were also among the dead. “Chinese side also suffered casualties in the Galwan Valley physical clash”, tweets Editor In Chief of Chinese Newspaper Global Times pic.twitter.com/i5NknsF5lx — ANI (@ANI) June 16, 2020 “During the de-escalation process underway in the Galwan Valley, a violent face-off took place yesterday night with casualties,” Indian military officials said in a statement to Indian news, according to The New York Times. (RELATED: India And China On High Alert Over ‘Raging Border...
    Three Indian troops — an Army officer and two soldiers — were killed on Monday by the soldiers from communist China amid an ongoing border dispute between the world’s two most populated nations, both of which are also nuclear powers. The incident comes amid a weeks-long stand-off between the two nations in the Galwan valley in western Himalayas which features “both accusing each other of trespassing into the other’s territory,” Reuters reported. According to the Indian Army, a “face-off” between the two sides on Monday turned deadly, with both sides suffering casualties. “During the de-escalation process underway in the Galwan Valley, a violent face-off took place yesterday night with casualties on both sides,” the Indian Army said. “The loss of lives on the Indian side includes an officer and two soldiers. Senior military officials of the two sides are currently meeting at the venue to defuse the situation.” The New...
    The official story about the violent clearing of Lafayette Square so Donald Trump could have a photo op has changed several times, and it’s still filled with lies. Lie after lie has come from the Trump administration—Attorney General William Barr, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, the White House itself. The protesters were violent, they’ve claimed. Falsely. The protesters were warned to move, they’ve claimed. Also falsely. There was no tear gas, they said. Also falsely. There were a lot of reporters on the scene, and The Washington Post did a video reconstruction of what happened that clearly shows the lies. But the Trump administration and U.S. Park Police (an agency with a loooong history of being the bad guys when it comes to protest) keep making those false claims. So The Washington Post went to other officials who were in on the planning, and found that, yup, the Trump administration and Park Police are lying, specifically and in particular about the claim that there was...
    Have you noticed how many district attorneys across the country have been dropping charges against rioters even though they destroyed property, endangered lives, and injured police officers? It's almost like there's something deeper going on — or like someone with a nefarious goal is pulling strings. On the latest "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposed how organized Marxist revolutionaries have hijacked the George Floyd protests for a darker agenda, and how Antifa has learned everything they need to know about destroying this state power from them. He revealed their connections, who is funding them, and the strategies they're using to do everything they can to dismantle our country. Watch the short video clip below to hear Glenn break down the details: Use code GLENN to save $10 on one year of BlazeTV.Want more from Glenn Beck?To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis...
    Police officers in the city of Richmond, California are under scrutiny after a minor arrest turned into two viral videos. The incident occurred when a man and a woman were detained by police for smoking weed in a car. Several concerned community stake-holders inquired why the officers were harassing the couple and as a result, three people were violently assaulted and apprehended. READ MORE: California police kill unarmed man who was kneeling with hands up As seen in the one video, a bystander named Dejon Brown witnessed the arrest of the male from the vehicle, and said, “Y’all need to do your job.”  Brown continued to be combative with the officer, identified as Ahmed Khalfan, even after being told to leave the area. At some point in their confrontation, the civilian remarked, “I’ll beat your a**.”  Officer Khalfan replies, “You’ll what?”  The rest is messy...
    The official story about the violent clearing of Lafayette Square so Donald Trump could have a photo op has changed several times, and it’s still filled with lies. Lie after lie has come from the Trump administration—Attorney General William Barr, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, the White House itself. The protesters were violent, they’ve claimed. Falsely. The protesters were warned to move, they’ve claimed. Also falsely. There was no tear gas, they said. Also falsely. There were a lot of reporters on the scene, and The Washington Post did a video reconstruction of what happened that clearly shows the lies. But the Trump administration and U.S. Park Police (an agency with a loooong history of being the bad guys when it comes to protest) keep making those false claims. So The Washington Post went to other officials who were in on the planning, and found that, yup, the Trump administration and Park Police are lying, specifically and in particular about the claim that...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s call to oust from the Capitol collection Robert E. Lee and 10 other statues she says are tainted by the Confederacy is the latest in a long line of attempts to blackball the South’s most storied general. Lee has survived every attempt, but it looks like he may finally have met his match. Virginia, which put Lee in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall collection as one of the two works allotted to each state, is now speeding to get him out through legislation establishing a commission to find a replacement. TOP STORIES Trump campaign says ticket requests for Oklahoma rally surpass 800,000 Four St. Louis police officers charged with beating undercover colleague Trump finalizes rule defining gender as a persons biological sex “I have little doubt that the statue of Robert E. Lee will be removed from the U.S. Capitol in 2021,” said Delegate Mark Levine,...
    Video of an indigenous chief's violent arrest in Canada is casting a spotlight on systemic racism in the country's police force, according to reports. The video of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer pummeling Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam in March has horrified Canadians, including those who have joined protests over the videotaped death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white Minneapolis officer kept a knee to his neck. After initially saying she "can't say for sure" whether systemic racism is a problem with the police, RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki on Friday said "systemic racism is part of every institution, the RCMP included,” the BBC reported. This March 10, 2020 photo shows the bloodied face of Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam after a confrontation with Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says police dashcam video of the violent arrest...
    Paris restaurants and shops closed Saturday on police orders in advance of a march against police brutality and racism that officials feared could become violent. Gatherings of more than 10 people remain legally banned in France because of coronavirus but police haven’t been able to enforce the measure in the wake of recent demonstrations stemming from George Floyd’s death in the US. Protesters Saturday are expected to walk between the Place de la Republique in eastern Paris and the city’s main opera house. That march is among several demonstrations expected Saturday inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement in the U.S., the Associated Press reported. The Paris march was organized by supporters of Adama Traore, a French black man who died in police custody in 2016 in circumstances that have never been made clear. The protesters say they want “justice for Adama and all victims of police.” Protests were also expected...
    HONG KONG (AP) - More than 100 protesters in Hong Kong marched and shouted slogans during a lunchtime protest Friday in a luxury shopping mall, marking the one year anniversary of a clash with police outside the semi-autonomous Chinese city’s legislature. Protesters marched through the mall in the Admiralty business district holding flags that read “Hong Kong Independence” and shouting “stand for Freedom, stand with Hong Kong.” Protesters sang the protest anthem “Glory to Hong Kong”, and a large banner was laid out with a Chinese saying meaning “The people fear not death, why threaten them with it?” The demonstrators were commemorating last year’s event in which tens of thousands of protesters surrounded the legislative building and stalled the reading of an extradition bill that would have allowed criminal suspects to be sent to mainland China to stand trial. Police deployed tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the protesters,...
    As the far-left “Defund The Police” movement gains momentum across the country sparked by the death of George Floyd, a new report details a grim record set in Chicago six days after Floyd’s racially charged death. On Sunday May 31, the Windy City suffered its most violent day in nearly six decades in what was, as one crime lab researcher put it, “beyond anything that we’ve ever seen before.” In a report published Monday, the Chicago Sun-Times provides a heart-wrenching look “inside the most violent day in 60 years in Chicago,” in which 18 people were killed in the city within 24 hours. That devastating number is nearly 50% higher than the previous high: 13 people killed on August 4, 1991. “While Chicago was roiled by another day of protests and looting in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, 18 people were killed Sunday, May 31, making it the single most...
    An animal hospital in Ohio that specializes in animal eye care has said it would provide free services to police horses injured during the riots and protests in the state and nearby Lexington, Kentucky. The Animal Eye Institute posted on Facebook last week that it was not trying “to get political,” but wanted to help any injured police horses. “We aren’t in any way going to get political here, but if any police horses have eye injuries from protests from Columbus down to Lexington, we will treat them for free,” the hospital wrote. “Just call the office or send us an email. The big gentle giants don’t deserve to be hurt.” WJW reported that protesters threw objects at mounted officers in Columbus over the weekend, though it is unclear if any animals were hurt. The Animal Eye Institute said it would treat for free animals from Columbus to Lexington, Kentucky....
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has pledged to cut funding to police in the wake of mass protests and violent riots over allegations of police brutality and systemic racism. The New York Police Department has an annual budget of $6 billion. De Blasio, a Democrat, said he would redirect a percentage of the funds toward social programs, though he declined to say how much or designate which programs would receive additional funding, according to The New York Times. “We’re committed to seeing a shift of funding to youth services, to social services, that will happen literally in the course of the next three weeks, but I’m not going to go into detail because it is subject to negotiation and we want to figure out what makes sense,” the mayor said on Sunday. For over a week, protesters have crowded the streets of New York City amid a pandemic...
    The FBI has long been considered America’s premier federal law enforcement agency. The Bureau has a storied history dating to the 1930s and was the subject of a laudatory television series from 1965 to 1974. The FBI helped bring down the Gambino crime family. In the 1970s, the Bureau aided in defeating the violent Weather Underground, which was led by revolutionaries Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. The FBI now has morphed into a pale reflection of its former self — almost a parody. Last week, in a scene I never dreamt I would see, a group of FBI personnel (“officials,” according to one account) were photographed kneeling before some of the protestors who had wreaked havoc on the streets of our nation’s capital city. The kneelers all wore protective vests with “FBI” emblazoned thereon and were equipped with holstered sidearms. It is unclear whether these individuals knelt out of fear,...
    A British cop was flung from her horse after crashing into traffic lights as it bolted during a violent Black Lives Matter protest — leaving her with a collapsed lung and broken ribs, according to reports. Disturbing video shows the police horse taking off as protesters hurled bottles and even a bike at it outside Downing Street on Saturday. The female cop slams into a traffic light, sending her flying off the back of the horse. She was left unconscious on the ground as protesters continued to hurl objects at her fellow mounted cops, clips show. Her terrified steed then galloped away from the central London protest — knocking over several people, other videos show, before it “made its own back to the stables nearby,” London’s Met Police said. The unidentified officer suffered a collapsed lung and also broke her collar bone as well as some ribs, according to MailOnline....
    DALLAS (AP) - Officials in Dallas on Saturday lifted a nighttime curfew that had been put in place after several days of demonstrations that saw multiple eruptions of violence. The curfew was lifted after consultation with Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall and City Council, said Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax. “We’ve seen many moving and peaceful protests over the last few days, some of which I joined,” Broadnax said in a statement. “We heard feedback from residents ready to open and conduct business in central Dallas and we agree it’s time. The city of Dallas and the Dallas Police Department continue to respect and protect the rights of peaceful demonstrators.” TOP STORIES On sad anniversary, few to mourn the D-Day dead in Normandy 57 Buffalo cops resign from team after two are suspended for pushing elderly man to the ground Trump: New White House security fence to...
    The Los Angeles Galaxy released Aleksandar Katai on Friday following public backlash over social media posts made by the soccer player's wife. The Major League Soccer team announced the news on social media with a post that read, "The LA Galaxy have mutually agreed to part ways with midfielder Aleksandar Katai." The 29-year-old Serbian soccer player's wife, Tea Katai, shared posts on her personal Instagram account that many deemed to be insensitive. Some fans declared the posts to be "racist and violent." On Tuesday, she posted photos from George Floyd protests and the subsequent riots. One Instagram post had an NYPD SUV facing off against protesters, the vehicle would later attempt to drive through the crowd, knocking people to the ground. Tea Katai, who is also from Serbia, captioned the photo, "Kill the s***s!" Another since-deleted post had a photo of a sneaker store being looted, and...
    LA Galaxy midfielder Aleksandar Katai was released Friday several days after his wife posted a series of “racist and violent” posts to her social media directed at the George Floyd protests. The team issued a brief statement on Twitter announcing that both parties “mutually agreed to part ways.” TRUMP CRITICIZES SAINTS’ DREW BREES AFTER APOLOGIZING FOR STANCE ON KNEELING DURING NATIONAL ANTHEM  Katai has remained silent following the decision but on Thursday he released a statement distancing himself from the posts made by his wife on Instagram stories where she made a profane call to “kill” protesters and also called them “disgusting cattle” amid the demonstrations to protest racial injustice and police brutality. NAOMI OSAKA CALLS OUT TROLLS WHO SAY ‘ATHLETES SHOULDN’T GET INVOLVED WITH POLITICS’ “These views are not ones that I share and are not tolerated in my family,” he wrote of his wife’s posts. “I strongly condemn...
    President Trump said Friday that it was “like a piece of cake” to suppress violent protests in Washington and urged governors who are “too proud” to send in the National Guard. Trump also said a drop in jobless numbers made Friday a “great day” for George Floyd, whose killing by Minnesota police sparked unrest, including outside the White House. “The Secret Service was incredible, but we were also helped by the DC police and we were helped by the National Guard, was unbelievable. They came in and they…this was like a piece of cake,” Trump said in the Rose Garden. “I’m suggesting to some of these governors that are too proud — in New York, I mean you see what’s going on there. Don’t be proud, get the job done. You’ll end up looking much better in the end. Call in the National Guard. Call me. We’ll have so many...
    (CNN)"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert is weighing in on the treatment of peaceful protestors at nationwide demonstrations against police brutality and systematic racism.Colbert commented on the use of rubber bullets by law enforcement at some of these events, calling them "more bullet than rubber," adding that they "maim, blind and even kill." "That's why law enforcement doesn't call them 'non-lethal,'" said Colbert. "They call them 'less-lethal' ammunition. Less-Lethal Ammunition, from the makers of Arsenic Lite! Most of the poison, none of the guilt," he said. " allowfullscreen>Colbert specifically criticized the use of force at a protest outside the White House on Monday. Thursday's episode of the "Late Show" also included a solo performance by Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys.Read MoreWilson, playing his piano at home, performed "God Only Knows.""I love you all, love and mercy to you all," Wilson said at the conclusion of the song.
    Police in riot gear swinging batons. Plumes of tear gas. Protesters on their knees, pepper-sprayed in the face. Rubber bullets shot from moving cars. Such scenes have played out in some 75 cities across the US after the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. US president Donald Trump has called for authorities to shut down protests with tougher policing, but he’s wrong. Decades of research show the right way to police a protest is to avoid excess force, remain calm, communicate transparently, and constantly negotiate. WIRED UK This story originally appeared on WIRED UK. For the most part, that’s not what’s happening in the US. In New York City, police cruisers were filmed driving into protesters; in Atlanta, six officers are facing charges for using excessive force while arresting two students; in Louisville, Kentucky, two police officers were fired after they fatally shot...
    As a wave of riots batter American cities — resulting in the arrest of thousands for looting, vandalism and violence — and with officials citing among the groups behind the riots Antifa, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released a video that appears to show an undercover journalist infiltrating the far-left violence-embracing group. In the video, organizers from an Antifa group discuss behind closed doors violent tactics, like eye-gouging, and instruct members to focus on “destroying your enemy.” On Thursday, Attorney General William Barr specifically cited Antifa as one of the extremist groups federal law enforcement officials have evidence were “involved in instigating and participating in the violent activity” in riot-torn cities over the last few days. “We have evidence that Antifa and other similar extremist groups, as well as actors of a variety of different political persuasions, have been involved in instigating and participating in the violent activity,” said Barr. “We are...
    Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday that federal law enforcement officials have evidence that Antifa and other extremist groups have been involved in instigating and participating in acts of violence that have rocked the nation for days as riots have broken out following the death of George Floyd. “While many have peacefully expressed their anger and grief, others have hijacked protests to engage in lawlessness — violent rioting and arson, looting of businesses and public property, assaults on law enforcement officers and innocent people, and even the murder of a federal agent,” Barr said at a news conference. “Such senseless acts of anarchy are not exercises of First Amendment rights; they are crimes designed to terrify fellow citizens and intimidate communities.” “As I told the governors on Monday, we understand the distinction among three different sets of actors. The large preponderance of those who are protesting are peaceful demonstrators...
    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (KGO) -- Walnut Creek police say they were inspired and dismayed by Monday's protest march through the downtown corridor with 3000 people. Lt. Tracie Reese said some officers took a knee after conversations with some of the protesters and called the experience "invigorating."But - Lt. Reese said they were "disappointed" in how it all ended as they felt compelled to fire tear gas in two locations.RELATED: Oakland protests: Police explain criteria for using tear gas, enforcing curfewsIn a newly released clip of body cam video posted on the Walnut Creek Police Department Department website, you can hear an officer repeatedly yelling "move away or you'll be gassed."That occurred as about 1,000 people rushed onto Interstate 680, stopping traffic and prompting many motorists to call 911, saying they were surrounded by protesters and saw vehicles vandalized.Police say they were blocked by protesters when they tried to assist CHP....
    WASHINGTON — Federal law enforcement has evidence that extremist groups such as Antifa are hijacking nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd, Attorney General William Barr said Thursday. Barr said he understood most protesters were peaceful demonstrators but that his Justice Department had since found evidence that “extremist agitators” were hijacking protests to “pursue their own separate and violent agenda.” “We have evidence that Antifa and other similar extremist groups as well as actors of a variety of different political persuasions have been involved in instigating and participating in the violent activity,” Barr said at a press conference. President Trump last week said he would designate Antifa, a shadowy, far-left radical group, as a terrorist organization and blamed the group for inciting looting and burning businesses as protests over Floyd’s death at the hands of Minnesota police have engulfed the nation in violence, looting and civl unrest. The nation’s...
    For almost five decades, Santa Monica Music Center was an oasis of arts and education that gave all walks of life the opportunity to bond over melodies. But in the riots that reached Santa Monica on Sunday, almost everything inside was damaged or pilfered as the distraught owners looked on, and those who tried to defend the building had guns and other weapons pulled on them with no law enforcement to be found. "It was just a horror movie," Lana Negrete, 40, who now co-owns the center with her father Chico and runs the business with her husband. "They took everything from us, and no one stopped them. It was so violating." Nestled on 19th Street and Santa Monica Boulevard, the center – started in 1972 by Cuban-Spanish brothers Paul "Chico" and Victor Fernandez – rented out musical instruments at low costs to local schools and anyone looking to learn who couldn't afford...
    Portland police warned they would use force to protect officers after yet another night of violent clashes between rioters and law enforcement that resulted in multiple officers being struck in the face by objects thrown at them. Thousands of peaceful protesters in Oregon's largest city kneeled or laid with their hands behind their backs during demonstrations that began early on Wednesday, in solidarity with George Floyd -- an unarmed black man that died at the hands of several Minneapolis police officers, one of whom kneeled on his neck for over 8 minutes. MEGACHURCH PASTOR APOLOGIZES FOR LIKING CHARLIE KIRK'S 'INSENSITIVE' POSTS But as night fell and the majority of crowds dispersed, pockets of violent uprisings began to grip the streets of Portland, for the sixth night in a row. "We are beginning to see a nightly pattern. After hours of peaceful demonstrations and when the majority goes home, there remains people who want to commit...
    ST. LOUIS -- A retired police captain who died during a night of violent protests was trying to protect his friend's pawn shop, his widow said.David Dorn's last moments were caught on video and apparently posted on Facebook Live, though the video has since been taken down. He was killed by people who had broken into Lee's Pawn & Jewelry, and his body found on the sidewalk at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. No arrests have been made.His death came on a violent night in St. Louis, where four officers were shot, officers were pelted with rocks and fireworks, and 55 businesses were burglarized or damaged, including a convenience store that burned. Police also shot and gravely injured a burglary suspect who they say shot at officers.Cities across the U.S. have seen protests and violence since George Floyd died May 25 after a white Minneapolis officer pressed his knee into Floyd's...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump sought to explain his presence in an underground White House bunker during violent weekend protests as an "inspection" rather than a retreat for his own safety, telling a radio interviewer Wednesday he was only in the safe room for a "tiny" amount of time.Multiple people familiar with the matter described a different scenario to CNN. They said Trump was rushed to the bunker for nearly an hour amid intense protests on Friday evening. A law enforcement source and another source familiar with the matter tell CNN that first lady Melania Trump and their son, Barron, were also taken to the bunker.Trump, who was enraged when reports emerged he was rushed to the secure location, told Brian Kilmeade on Fox News Radio that he went during the day and not when protests were raging outside his front door."I was there for a tiny, short little period of time,"...
    Acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli told "Hannity" Tuesday that President Trump is prepared to use all of his "legal authorities" and take matters into his own hands if America's governors don't call on the National Guard to protect their residents from riots and looting. "There is a complete gap between those parts of America where they’re using forward-leaning, pro-public safety law enforcement tactics ... and George Floyd protesters can protest peacefully there," Cuccinelli said. TRUMP VOWS TO MOBILIZE FEDERAL RESOURCES TO RESTORE LAW AND ORDER "And then," he continued, "there’s the other side of the gap where they are too timid to bring out the Guard when things get violent or to offend the protesters by being aggressive in their police tactics and ... you’re seeing the violence get worse. You're seeing the criminality get worse. You’re seeing people come in from outside who want to take part. They're opportunistically violent and that’s what has to stop." On Monday, self-proclaimed "law and order" President Donald Trump made waves when he threatened to use force against protesters, some of...
    Washington (CNN)When President Donald Trump first raised the idea Monday morning of emerging from the 13-foot gate that surrounds the White House, aides were skeptical.The logistics of any last-minute presidential movement are difficult even under normal circumstances, and these were anything but. For three straight nights, protests around the 18-acre White House compound had turned volatile and fiery, at one point sending Trump into an underground bunker with his family. But Trump was determined to show he was still in charge and that the situation, at least outside his own front door, was under control. As he conferred with top military brass at the White House over how to quell protests around the country, Trump said he wanted to make the walk to the nearby historic St. John's Church, where a fire had been set in the basement the previous night.In the ensuing hours, White House officials hurried to make...
    Minneapolis, Minnesota Protests, some violent, spread across the nation into the weekend after the deadly May 25 arrest and apprehension of George Floyd, an unarmed African American, was captured on video. The Third Precinct and surrounding stores, pictured here, were set aflame on May 28. The police abandoned the building after protesters pushed through barriers. Demonstrations broke out in cities from Atlanta, New York and Louisville, Kentucky, to Houston and even Milan, Italy. KEREM YUCEL/AFP/Getty As protests and fiery demonstrations sweep the country, President Donald Trump and some of his closest allies are placing the blame on a loosely formed, mostly far-left political movement. "The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization," Trump wrote on Twitter this weekend. He again took aim at "antifa" during a public address at the White House Monday. "In recent days, our nation has been gripped by professional anarchists,...
    President Trump said Monday he would deploy the military against protesters if local officials cannot stop violence that has erupted in some areas. "I will fight to protect you — I am your president of law and order and an ally of all peaceful protesters," Mr. Trump said. While only states can activate the National Guard, Mr. Trump said he would deploy "thousands and thousands" of heavily armed soldiers to Washington D.C. About 200 troops were moved out of Fort Bragg to deploy to the Washington area to be ready on short notice if needed, CBS News' David Martin reported.  "If a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them," Mr. Trump said. "I am also taking swift and decisive action to protect...
    The head of the Minneapolis police union says George Floyd’s “violent criminal history” needs to be remembered and that the protests over his death are the work of a “terrorist movement.” “What is not being told is the violent criminal history of George Floyd. The media will not air this,” police-union President Bob Kroll told his members in a letter posted Monday on Twitter. Floyd had landed five years behind bars in 2009 for an assault and robbery two years earlier, and before that, been convicted of charges ranging from theft with a firearm to drugs, the Daily Mail reported. Floyd died last week after a white cop knelt on the 46-year-old black man’s neck for nearly 9 minutes, a shocking incident that was caught on video and is sparking widespread violent protests, including in New York City. Floyd had allegedly just tried to pass a phony $20 bill before...
    Across the country, things turned violent again during the eight-straight night of outrage that injured multiple police officers in two different cities.In Las Vegas, an officer is on life support after being shot while interacting with protesters near Circus Circus. Police say the suspect who fired at the officer is in custody.During a separate incident in Las Vegas, a man was shot multiple times by police after they say he fired shots at the federal courthouse.The shootings continued outside of Las Vegas.In St. Louis, Missouri, four officers were shot near the police headquarters. The shooting happened during a clash with a group of what they're calling, "agitators."According to police, the officers were taken to the hospital, where they are conscious and expected to be okay.SEE ALSO:2 officers hurt when SUV plows through police in Buffalo
    Across the country, things turned violent again during the eight-straight night of outrage that injured multiple police officers in two different cities.In Las Vegas, an officer is on life support after being shot while interacting with protesters near Circus Circus. Police say the suspect who fired at the officer is in custody.During a separate incident in Las Vegas, a man was shot multiple times by police after they say he fired shots at the federal courthouse.The shootings continued outside of Las Vegas.In St. Louis, Missouri, four officers were shot near the police headquarters. The shooting happened during a clash with a group of what they're calling, "agitators."According to police, the officers were taken to the hospital, where they are conscious and expected to be okay.SEE ALSO:2 officers hurt when SUV plows through police in Buffalo
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Hundreds of protesters gathered peacefully at the state Capitol after curfew Monday night until a small group of demonstrators broke away and started breaking into boarded-up stores on nearby State Street. The larger group of protesters dissipated as police in riot gear arrived and deployed tear gas. Madison is among the cities nationwide where anger over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has sparked peaceful protests but also property damage and looting. On Saturday and Sunday nights, protesters broke windows, looted and damaged property in the State Street area and elsewhere around Madison. TOP STORIES George Soros, 89, is still on a quest to destroy America Chattanooga police chief tells officers OK with George Floyd death to turn in badges Gun sales surge 80% in May, says research firm In Milwaukee, protesters made their way back to the city early Tuesday after...
    Boxing champion Muhammad Ali would not have supported the burning of buildings, looting of stores or torching police cars during the protests against the death of George Floyd, his ex-wife said Monday. Khalilah Ali, a former actress who was married to the boxing legend and civil rights activist from 1967 to 1976, told TMZ Sports her former husband would have supported those marching peacefully in the streets and condemned those who turned to violence to get their message across. BOXER FLOYD MAYWEATHER TO PAY FOR GEORGE FLOYD'S FUNERAL “Muhammad would flip his switch,” she said. “He would go off on everybody in here. “I know that Ali would retaliate. He would really go off on people and I would love to see him romp and rave over these people hurting people, and burning up our businesses, and hurting people in the streets and burning up police cars. That is uncalled for....
    This is a heartbreaking time for our country, and journalists are caught squarely in the middle. In covering the riots that have gripped cities across the country, they have been arrested, assaulted and shot, in some cases seemingly targeted by aggressive police tactics and in others besieged by angry protesters. I don’t expect much sympathy for my much-maligned profession, but it’s a reminder that many journalists don’t just sit in climate-controlled studios, and a reflection of the broader fissions in our society. At the same time, the media’s relentless focus on President Trump has cast him as essentially missing in action during this crisis, which may have prompted him--four hours after his press secretary said there was no need for a speech--to make a Rose Garden statement last night. And by declaring “I am your president of law and order,” he followed the Nixon playbook of 1968 and sought to make...
    (CNN)Federal authorities have charged an Illinois man for civil disorder, carrying on a riot and possession of unregistered destructive devices associated with recent clashes between violent protesters and police in Minneapolis.In videos allegedly posted to his Facebook account on May 29, Matthew Lee Rupert, 28, was seen passing out explosive devices to other rioters and encouraged them to throw the devices at law enforcement officers, according to the criminal complaint released Monday.After handing an explosive device to another rioter and telling the person to throw it at police SWAT officers, the complaint states that Rupert is heard on video saying "He's throwing my bombs," adding, "He's going to bomb the police with them." After an audible explosion is heard, Rupert is heard saying, "Good shot my boy," according to the complaint, as well as, "F*** 12," a derogatory phrase often directed at law enforcement. On one video, the complaint alleges...
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a curfew for New York City Monday during a radio interview after demonstrations were held through the city over the weekend. Hours for the curfew were expected to last from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. EDT. Cuomo's decision to place a curfew on the city came after a night of violent protests against the death of George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis in May while being detained by police. Demonstrators looted businesses, set fires and clashed with police officers. "There's going to be a curfew in New York City that we think could be helpful," Cuomo said. "More importantly, there is going to be an increase in the force." Cuomo added that while approximately 4,000 New York City officers were on duty Sunday night, roughly 8,000 would be on duty Monday night. He said the National Guard would also be on standby. The curfew...
    Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, a military veteran, proposed having several Army divisions reinforce law enforcement in cities attempting to control ongoing protests over the death of George Floyd last week in Minneapolis police custody. The Republican senator lived up to his strict law and order reputation in social media posts Monday demanding "zero tolerance" for demonstrations that have caused destruction and brought violence in cities across the country. The Army veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts is commonly characterized as hawkish even among members of his own party. On Monday, he called on President Donald Trump to use the Insurrection Act to help local police quell street protests. "If necessary, the president should use the Insurrection Act to deploy active-duty military forces to these cities to support our local law enforcement and ensure this violence ends tonight," Cotton told Fox News, noting the "tool kit" at the disposal of...
    In the wake of protests and riots across the nation over the death of George Floyd last week while in police custody, Fox News judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano on Monday explained the “nightmarish” predicament for law enforcement. “It’s a nightmare for the police because the police, under the First Amendment, that jurisprudence which guarantees the right to assemble peacefully, the police have the obligation to protect those who do the assembling,” Napolitano told “America’s Newsroom.” “First, the police are going to protect themselves and then they are going to protect those who are lawfully there, which includes our colleagues in the media and those who are not bent on violence." TRUMP SIGNS SOCIAL MEDIA EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT CALLS FOR REMOVAL OF LIABILITY PROTECTIONS OVER 'CENSORING' Napolitano said that police have to deal with the people who "suddenly in the midst of protected activity, peaceful assembly, engage in an unprotected activity" like violence or vandalism. Napolitano...
    Attorney General Bill Barr has directed the Bureau of Prisons to send riot teams to Washington, D.C. and Miami to respond to the violent protests and riots that have broken out in the cities and across the country in response to the death of George Floyd, Fox News has learned. A senior Justice Department official told Fox News Monday that Barr has directed the BOP to send Special Operation Response Teams to the two cities. The riot team was present in Miami during protests over the weekend. TRUMP SAYS THE US WILL DESIGNATE ANTIFA AS A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION  The official told Fox News that all FBI field offices have set up command posts. Meanwhile, according to law enforcement officials, as a matter of process, local police make arrests during protests and riots, and then the FBI conducts interviews to review whether any federal crimes have been committed—such as the crossing of state lines to...
    Former Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall said Monday he wasn’t surprised that protests over the police-involved death of George Floyd turned violent over the last few days. Marshall was among the NFL players who kneeled during the national anthem to protest social injustices in 2016 – a movement sparked by Colin Kaepernick. “We tried to do things peacefully,” he told TMZ Sports, DOLPHINS COACH BRIAN FLORES RELEASES MESSAGE AFTER GEORGE FLOYD DEATH, PROTESTS “I just think that people are fed up, which is why the violence has started,” Marshall said. “I would never want to see anyone get hurt, but I see why. If you could understand the timeline, if you could understand the course of events that continues to happen, it's only natural that happens.” Marshall defended taking a knee during the national anthem but lamented that it didn’t get “enough attention” and “didn’t change many laws.” BRONCOS LEGEND FLOYD...
    Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem said Sunday he would be “lying” if he said he was “proud” of what’s going on as some protests in the wake of the police-involved death of George Floyd turned violent, leading to businesses being burned and stores being looted. Haslem, who has spent his entire 17-year career with the Heat and has family members in law enforcement, spoke about the protests Sunday. SPURS' LONNIE WALKER IV HELPS CLEAN UP SAN ANTONIO BUSINESSES DAMAGED DURING PROTESTS “There definitely has to be justice for George,” he said, according to the Sun-Sentinel. “There definitely has to be protest for what happened to George. But I'd be lying if I said it's been gone about the right way. I'd be lying if I said I'm proud of what's really been going on. “I have an obligation to this community because this community has done so much for me....
    Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, has condemned the violence at race protests across the country over the killing of George Floyd. "Protesting such brutality is right and necessary. It's an utterly American response. But burning down communities and needless destruction is not. Violence that endangers lives is not. Violence that guts and shutters businesses that serve the community is not," Biden said in a statement Saturday night. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died during a police arrest on May 25. Video of the arrest showed a Minneapolis police officer pinning Floyd to the ground with a knee to his neck as he could be heard saying "I can't breathe." The officer who pinned him to the ground, Derek Chauvin, has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. Protests have erupted across the country for six straight days in the wake of Floyd's death. More...
    DOVER, Del. (AP) - Dover officials declared a state of emergency and issued a curfew Sunday after protests turned violent in Delaware’s capital. The News Journal reports that the curfew will be in effect from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. daily until further notice. Protests have been held in cities around the country following the death last week of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer pinned him down and kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes as he pleaded for air. A demonstration on Sunday started out peacefully as protesters gathered at Legislative Hall before moving through the city and eventually making their way to the parking lot of the Dover Mall. But as the sun began to set, looting began. TOP STORIES Rep. Ilhan Omar: Protesters feeling terrorized by National Guard troops, militarized police Coronavirus hype biggest political hoax in...
    Former President Barack Obama said a minority of violent protesters against the death of George Floyd were "detracting from the larger cause" on Monday. In a blog post published this morning, Obama said violent protesters were "putting innocent people at risk" as he urged readers not to participate in destruction. But he also said this time of pandemic and civil unrest could be a "real turning point" in American history if people "channel our justifiable anger into peaceful, sustained, and effective action." Writing about protesters demonstrating against the killing of Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody last Monday, Obama said: "The overwhelming majority of participants have been peaceful, courageous, responsible, and inspiring. Barack Obama speaks to guests at the Obama Foundation Summit on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology on October 29, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images "They deserve our respect and support, not condemnation—something that police...
    New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea joined “Fox & Friends” on Monday describing the “four days in a row of significant protests” over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody as “a dark time.” “This is one of the most challenging times that I’ve seen in nearly 30 years of policing,” Shea said, describing the violence that has erupted, which he said includes looting and shootings. Chaos broke out as rioters hijacked what had been peaceful protests over the death of Floyd. Looting and destruction continued during overnight riots in New York City for a third night in a row. Fox News crews on the scene in SoHo reported hundreds of people stealing from luxury stores – including Chanel and Dior – for hours on Sunday night going into the early hours of Monday morning. The looters were seen piling shoplifted merchandise into vehicles while others rode off with the merchandise in black garbage...
    George Floyd's son attended a peaceful march in memory of his father on Sunday in Texas and stressed that violence will not "solve anything." "I'm really excited about all this. Everyone is coming out and showing him love. I love this. My heart is really touched by all this," Quincy Mason Floyd told local CBS affiliate KBTX. Floyd is a resident of Bryan, Texas, where he attended the demonstration. "Tearing up things, it's not going to solve anything. My dad is in peace, and we have to be the ones to deal with all this stress. It's going to be tough to get over this day by day," he said. Floyd noted that he had not been close to his dad for some time and did not immediately realize the video was of his father. But his mother pointed it out to him before the name was circulated widely in...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - National Guard members remained in place early Monday in Philadelphia to protect city hall and parts of the city, a day after officials closed off many areas after peaceful protests over George Floyd’s death turned into another night of destruction. Store windows were smashed Sunday night near City Hall, merchandise was taken from stores and police and other vehicles and structures were set afire. City leaders said dozens of arrests were made, noting that looters overwhelmed police, at times out numbering them 10 to one. People were seen running into multiple stores in Northeast Philadelphia, well outside the city center, and emerging with merchandise. In West Philadelphia, a predominantly black neighborhood also far from the city center, police fired tear gas, people were seen running from at least one store with goods and other police cars were ablaze or otherwise damaged. TOP STORIES White, privileged Lady Gaga:...
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Curfews that were imposed in New Jersey’s capital city and Atlantic City after largely peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd later devolved into violence were lifted Monday morning, authorities said. No injuries were reported in the disturbances Sunday night, but authorities said there were instances of window-smashing and stealing from stores. It wasn’t clear how many arrests were made overall. Speaking at a late-night news conference, Trenton Police Director Sheilah Coley said the the destruction would not bring back Floyd and would instead further hurt a city eager to attract more businesses. TOP STORIES George Soros, 89, is still on a quest to destroy America Rep. Ilhan Omar: Protesters feeling terrorized by National Guard troops, militarized police Officer Derek Chauvins wife harassed and threatened over false claim, divorce lawyer says Floyd, a black man, died Monday after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed...
    MIAMI (AP) - Police officers fired tear gas on demonstrators who temporarily blocked Interstate 4 in downtown Orlando on Sunday night as several cities and counties across Florida issued nighttime curfews to curb the large crowds gathering to protest the latest killings of black people by police. In Miami-Dade, the state’s most populous county, Mayor Carlos Gimenez said he would postpone the reopening of the county’s beaches, which had been scheduled to reopen on Monday for the first time since March when they were closed to stem the spread of the new coronavirus. Officials said nightly curfews would continue until the threats of protests turning violent subside. TOP STORIES Trump: U.S. to designate Antifa as terrorist organization Chattanooga police chief tells officers OK with George Floyd death to turn in badges George Soros, 89, is still on a quest to destroy America In Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Citywide curfews have been issued in various locations in the Bay Area after protests over the death of George Floyd turned violent and destructive. This includes San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Clara and Walnut Creek.The order requires everyone within the city to stay home from the designated times.EAST BAYDANVILLEThe curfew will be in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Sunday, May 31 and remain in effect until further notice.Danville has declared a State of Emergency due to civil unrest.Residents are asked to stay at home during this time. Additional police personnel have been activated and are maintaining patrols throughout town.PLEASANT HILLThe curfew will be in effect from 9:30 p.m to 5:30 a.m. beginning Sunday, May 31 through Monday, June 1.There will be exceptions to the curfew that allow essential activities to continue, such as for the media, medical service providers and others. PLEASANT HILL...
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Gov. Governor Kristi Noem activated the National Guard after protests in Sioux Fall turned violent over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week. The Argus Leader reports the protest in South Dakota’s largest city started Sunday afternoon with a march downtown. Police said dozens of protesters later congregated at the Empire Mall and began throwing rocks at officers. Several businesses in the area of the Empire Mall had windows damaged. TOP STORIES Chattanooga police chief tells officers OK with George Floyd death to turn in badges Officer Derek Chauvins wife harassed and threatened over false claim, divorce lawyer says Jeremiah Ellison declares support for ANTIFA as dad Keith Ellison takes over George Floyd case Police said protesters had dispersed by 11 p.m. Noem said about 70 Guard members are in Sioux Falls and will remain until they are no longer...
    The younger brother of George Floyd is calling for the end of violent protests and riots that have escalated in the U.S. over the past week, according to a report on Sunday. Terrence Floyd told ABC News he wants justice handed to the officers responsible for his brother's death, but as violent demonstrations are currently wreaking havoc in many cities across the country, he feels they are not what his sibling would have wanted. "[S]ometimes I get angry, I want to bust some heads, too," Terrence Floyd said. "I wanna ... just go crazy. But I’m here. My brother wasn’t about that. My brother was about peace. You’ll hear a lot of people say he was a gentle giant." SECRET SERVICE AGENTS WOUNDED OUTSIDE WHITE HOUSE, CAR BOMBS FEARED, OFFICIAL SAYS TRUMP WAS TAKEN TO BUNKER George Floyd, 46, died Monday night and video later emerged showing him on the ground with a...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Citywide curfews have been issued in various locations in the Bay Area after protests over the death of George Floyd turned violent and destructive. This includes San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Clara and Walnut Creek.The order requires everyone within the city to stay home from the designated times.EAST BAYDANVILLEThe curfew will be in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Sunday, May 31 and remain in effect until further notice.Danville has declared a State of Emergency due to civil unrest.Residents are asked to stay at home during this time. Additional police personnel have been activated and are maintaining patrols throughout town.PLEASANT HILLThe curfew will be in effect from 9:30 p.m to 5:30 a.m. beginning Sunday, May 31 through Monday, June 1.There will be exceptions to the curfew that allow essential activities to continue, such as for the media, medical service providers and others. PLEASANT HILL...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Citywide curfews have been issued in various locations in the Bay Area after protests over the death of George Floyd turned violent and destructive. This includes San Francisco, San Jose and Walnut Creek.The order requires everyone within the city to stay home from the designated times.SAN FRANCISCOThe curfew will be in effect from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Sunday, May 31 and remains in effect until further notice.Officials say the order requires everyone within the City of San Francisco to stay home from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m.RELATED: San Francisco mayor says citywide curfew is 'absolutely necessary' amid protestsThose exempt from the curfew are first responders, essential city service employees, people seeking medical attention, credentialed media and people experiencing homelessness. For more information, residents are urged to call 311 or see the mayor's website here. We are implementing a curfew that will start tomorrow at...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Three locations in the Bay Area have implemented citywide curfews after violent protests over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. This includes San Francisco, San Jose and Walnut Creek.The order requires everyone within the city to stay home from the designated times.San Francisco The curfew will be in effect from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Sunday, May 31 and remains in effect until further notice.Officials say the order requires everyone within the City of San Francisco to stay home from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m.RELATED: San Francisco mayor says citywide curfew is 'absolutely necessary' amid protestsThose exempt from the curfew are first responders, essential city service employees, people seeking medical attention, credentialed media and people experiencing homelessness. For more information, residents are urged to call 311 or see the mayor's website here. We are implementing a curfew that will start tomorrow at 8pm.People are...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Three locations in the Bay Area have implemented citywide curfews after violent protests over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. This includes San Francisco, San Jose and Walnut Creek.The order requires everyone within the city to stay home from the designated times.San Francisco The curfew will be in effect from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Sunday, May 31 and remains in effect until further notice.Officials say the order requires everyone within the City of San Francisco to stay home from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m.RELATED: San Francisco mayor says citywide curfew is 'absolutely necessary' amid protestsThose exempt from the curfew are first responders, essential city service employees, people seeking medical attention, credentialed media and people experiencing homelessness. For more information, residents are urged to call 311 or see the mayor's website here. We are implementing a curfew that will start tomorrow at 8pm.People are...
    George Floyd's younger brother, Terrence, is asking for peace after his brother died in police custody.Terrence told ABC News he condemns the violent protests happening and wants everyone to know George stood for peace."I'm outraged too," he said. "Sometimes I get angry. I want to go crazy. My brother wasn't about that. You'll hear a lot of people saying, 'He was a gentle giant.'"Terrence said he wants to see first degree murder charges for Derek Chauvin, the officer seen on video kneeling on George's neck, and wants the other officers charged as well.On Monday, he plans to visit the site in Minneapolis where his brother took his last breaths."I just had to come down here, and let people know, just channel your anger elsewhere," he said.
    President Trump on Sunday afternoon expressed outrage over an apparent lack of law enforcement arrests of rioters who have brought violence upon several American cities following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week. "SO TERRIBLE! Where are the arrests and LONG TERM jail sentences?" Trump asked in reaction to a tweet claiming to show a graphic video of a Dallas man being beaten into critical condition while trying to defend a business. Full video of the incident taken by Elijah Schaffer of Blaze TV purportedly showed the man on the receiving end of the beatdown first attempted to chase away the rioters while brandishing what appeared to be a large blade or sword. BARR: VIOLENCE FROM ANTIFA, OTHER GROUPS, 'IS DOMESTIC TERRORISM AND WILL BE TREATED ACCORDINGLY' Floyd died Monday after a Minneapolis Police Department officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes while Floyd was handcuffed and begging for...
    Attorney General William Barr said Sunday that the Department of Justice will treat violence by individuals associated with Antifa as domestic terrorism in a statement that condemned the far-left group and asserted that protests against police brutality and racial inequality following George Floyd's death have "been hijacked." Such demonstrations in cities nationwide have turned into violent riots complete with looting, attacks against police and arson. Barr's statement came after President Trump earlier Sunday said he would designate Antifa as a terrorist organization. Antifa -- short for "anti-fascist" -- has very little central organization but violent left-wing protesters, particularly in places like Portland, Ore., often act under the Antifa banner. WHAT IS ANTIFA, THE FAR-LEFT GROUP TIED TO VIOLENT PROTESTS? "With the rioting that is occurring in many of our cities around the country, the voices of peaceful and legitimate protests have been hijacked by violent radical elements. Groups of outside radicals and agitators are exploiting the...
    The violent rioters that left at least three dead, dozens injured, hundreds arrested and buildings and businesses in charred ruins should be prosecuted as foreign terrorists, former federal prosecutor Francey Hakes said Sunday. "There is really not much difference between foreign terrorists and domestic terrorists," Hakes told "Fox & Friends." "It is just a matter of where they’re from. Their actions are equally repugnant and equally criminal," she added, "and they should be treated just the same." Protests over the May 25 death of George Floyd, a black man who died after Minneapolis cop, Derek Chauvin was seen kneeling on his neck in a viral video, turned increasingly violent, culminating in a weekend of carnage. GEORGE FLOYD DEATH: THE CITIES WHERE PEOPLE ARE PROTESTING AND RIOTING On Sunday, President Trump blamed Antifa for the escalation, announcing the government's designation of the far-left group as a domestic terrorist organization. "Someone needs to be prosecuted," Hakes said. "This is taking the murder of George Floyd and exploiting...
    Former Obama administration national security adviser Susan Rice bizarrely suggested in a televised interview Sunday that the Russians could be behind the violent nationwide demonstrations following the in-custody death of George Floyd, although she offered no evidence for the incendiary claim. Rice's comments came after top Democrats insisted for years that the White House had conspired with Russia, although Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence to support any conspiracy with Russia by any U.S. actor to influence the 2016 election. Her remarks also came amid efforts by Democrats to pin the blame on outside white supremacist agitators, even though data suggests the vast majority of arrested protesters in recent days are local. "To designate Antifa a terrorist organization, fine, but let's also focus on the right-wing terrorist organizations," Rice told CNN's Wolf Blitzer, referring to President Trump's decision earlier in the day to brand the left-wing militant group as a terrorist...
    LOS ANGELES -- As Mayor Eric Garcetti extended a curfew for all of Los Angeles, he assured residents that ICE is not part of any city efforts to ensure peaceful protests."This is not some excuse to conduct immigration raids. These are folks who are under the command of our Governor Gavin Newsom, not our U.S. military," he said during a Sunday press conference, just hours after the National Guard touched down in the region following violent protests and looting the night before.Though their deployment to L.A. does not have an end date, Garcetti said he hopes they won't have to stay for very long if things calm down on their own. Their presence was prompted by widespread looting and destruction of property across the city, sparked by frustrations over the death of George Floyd."We all saw something that clearly had nothing to do with justice," Garcetti said in regard to...
    DALLAS (AP) - Texas cities braced Sunday for the possibility of another night of unrest, as officials considered curfews and bringing in reinforcements to try to prevent a repeat of the violence that broke out at weekend protests over the death of George Floyd and the treatment of black people by police. Thousands of people took to the streets in cities throughout the country Friday and Saturday to protest the death of Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer used his knee to pin Floyd’s neck down for several minutes as Floyd pleaded for air and eventually stopped moving. Floyd grew up in Houston and his body is set to be returned to the city for burial. In Texas, protesters vented their anger peacefully for hours Saturday in Dallas, Houston and Austin before the demonstrations got violent. Protesters set fires and broke into and...
    LOS ANGELES -- Mayor Eric Garcetti issued a curfew for all of Los Angeles for the second night in a row after the city saw more unrest Saturday that left behind a path of extensive damage across the city.The new curfew requires everyone within the city of L.A. to stay indoors starting 8 p.m. Sunday until 5:30 a.m. Monday morning.When Saturday's curfew was issued, Garcetti announced that all coronavirus testing centers in the city were closed due to safety concerns. It's unclear if that also applies to Sunday's curfew.Ahead of the mayor's announcement, Culver City and Santa Ana officials also enacted a curfew due to further protests expected Sunday night. Culver City's curfew will go into effect at 8 p.m. Sunday through 5 a.m. the next morning. The city's bus service was canceled for the night.Early Sunday morning, National Guard soldiers arrived and patrolled the streets of Los Angeles. One...
    LOS ANGELES -- Armed National Guard soldiers patrolled the streets of Los Angeles early Sunday as the city began cleaning up after a night of violence that saw demonstrators clash repeatedly with officers, torch police vehicles and pillage businesses.RELATED: SF mayor to address looting after 25-30 Union Square stores vandalizedThe guard was deployed after Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for all of Los Angeles County, which saw protests over the death of George Floyd turn violent, withofficers injured and stores looted and vandalized on Saturday.EMBED More News Videos Thousands of people in Los Angeles protested the death of George Floyd, but the gatherings led to the burning of cars and buildings, looting and the imposition of a citywide curfew. Mayor Eric Garcetti requested their deployment "to maintain peace and safety on the streets of our city" after he issued a rare citywide curfew that expired as dawn...
    LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) - Business owners in Kansas City and Ferguson were assessing damage and cleaning up Sunday after protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the general treatment of blacks by police devolved into violence. Gov. Mike Parson activated the Missouri National Guard on Saturday and the Missouri State Highway Patrol was brought in to help local law enforcement agencies cope with the protests, which were expected to resume in later Sunday at least in Kansas City. The Missouri cities joined dozens around the country where protests were held over the death Monday of Floyd, who was black and handcuffed when a white Minneapolis police officer used his knee to pin Floyd’s neck to the ground during an arrest as Floyd pleaded for air and eventually stopped moving. The officer, Derek Chauvin, and three others who took part in the arrest were fired, and Chauvin was...
    A fifth night of unrest following the death of George Floyd saw protests in Florida turn violent, with several deputies suffering injuries as businesses were looted and set on fire. A deputy in Jacksonville was either stabbed or slashed in the neck when a peaceful protest turned into a destructive riot, the Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams told reporters Saturday night. The deputy is recovering at a hospital. RIOTING ACROSS THE NATION LEAVES CITIES REELING AS HUNDREDS ARRESTED, NATIONAL GUARD CALLED IN, BUSINESSES DAMAGED “He was out here doing his job when he was attacked,” Williams said, adding that he believes that the violence was instigated by "an out-of-town influence." Other deputies were injured from rocks and bricks that were thrown at them. The protesters vandalized several police cars, lighting the vehicles on fire, and broke windows, Willams said. Violence and destruction also broke out in Tampa, where at least two...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Cleanup had already begun in Nashville early Sunday morning along Broadway Street - known for the city’s famous honky tonks - after protesters broke windows, lit fires and destroyed light poles the night before. Metro Nashville Police said in a tweet that at least 30 businesses and buildings were damaged after a peaceful demonstration turned violent on Saturday. Fires were lit inside and outside the city’s historic courthouse and a statue of a former state lawmaker and newspaper publisher who espoused racist views was toppled. Mayor John Cooper described Saturday as a “heartbreaking night” for Nashville, noting that the area had recently already faced a fatal tornado nearly three months before that shortly followed the COVID-19 pandemic. TOP STORIES Coronavirus hype biggest political hoax in history Officer Derek Chauvins wife harassed and threatened over false claim, divorce lawyer says First-term Minneapolis mayor under fire for...
    A key Chinese state-media outlet is calling the violent protests occurring in several U.S. cities “retribution” for Washington’s support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. A column published over the weekend by Global Times, a newspaper known as a Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece, also suggested Beijing would be justified if it openly backed the protests in the United States. The column written by Global Times Editor-in-Chief Hu Xijin took aim at the Trump administration for threatening to impose sanctions on China over its new security law in Hong Kong. The newspaper also took aim at Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and at U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, mocking a statement she made nearly a year ago that pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong were “a beautiful sight to behold” at the time. TOP STORIES Coronavirus hype biggest political hoax in history First-term Minneapolis mayor under fire for protests response Country in...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The mayor of Virginia’s capital city said a curfew will be imposed Sunday evening after two nights of large protests that led to violence, injuries and property damage. Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney announced at a news conference that Gov. Ralph Northam has granted his request to impose a curfew that will take effect at 8:00 p.m. Sunday and last until 6:00 a.m. The mayor also said the governor has indicated the Virginia National Guard is available to assist the city if required. TOP STORIES Officer Derek Chauvins wife harassed and threatened over false claim, divorce lawyer says George Soros, 89, is still on a quest to destroy America Chattanooga police chief tells officers OK with George Floyd death to turn in badges Stoney said he understands the community is in pain and is mourning the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, but...
    Former NYPD officer and Secret Service agent Dan Bongino reacted on Sunday to the violent riots that have erupted across the country in protest of the death of a black Minneapolis man in police custody, saying, “This isn't a protest anymore, this is a coup.” “This is an organized internal coup by a small group of agitators acting as a domestic terror group. That's a fact,” Bongino, a Fox News contributor, said on "Fox & Friends Weekend" on Sunday. The violent protests across the country left at least three dead, dozens injured, hundreds arrested and buildings and businesses in charred ruins. The protests were sparked by the May 25 death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis cop, Derek Chauvin, was seen kneeling on his neck in a viral video. Chauvin has been fired and charged with third-degree murder, and the U.S. Justice Department is investigating the case. Crowds across the nation have seized on the...
    More than 300 people were arrested in New York City's overnight violent anti-police brutality demonstrations, in what Mayor Bill de Blasio called a "tense" night for police officers. A video circulating on social media fueled an already heated debate about the use of police force as an incident caught on camera showed an NYPD cruiser ramming into a crowd of protesters in New York City. De Blasio said he's "not going to blame officers" for the incident, instead saying it was wrong for protesters to throw water bottles and other objects while surrounding the NYPD vehicles. "It's inappropriate for protesters to surround a police vehicle and threaten police officers. That's wrong on its face," de Blasio said late on Saturday night during a press briefing. Police arrested 345 people during the protests. NYPD SERGEANT'S UNION SHOOTS BACK AT DE BLASIO AFTER MAYOR ASKS FOR 'LIGHT TOUCH' WITH PROTESTERS New York Police officers push back...
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