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    NEW YORK.- In an effort of goodwill a few days before the celebration of Thanksgiving, the Union of Bodegueros de América (UBA) in association with several barracks in the Bronx carried out this Sunday the initiative, “Collect a Turkey, put down your weapons ”, a crusade to bring encouragement to the table of poor families and at the same time a call to stop armed violence. “Today we joined the New York Police Department in feeding families of 10 or fewer with the gift of a Thanksgiving dinner. We have incredible people in our neighborhood and we must let them know that we are always here for them, ”said Radhames Rodríguez, president of the UBA. Some 600 families received bags of food and a fresh turkey. Some 600 bags with a turkey each and all the ingredients needed for dinner were distributed among low-income families in...
    (CNN)More transgender and gender nonconforming people have been killed in the US in 2020 than any year since the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) first began tracking these numbers in 2013.As of Friday, a least 37 trans and gender nonconforming people have been killed this year in what the HRC called "an epidemic of violence."Thousands show up for black trans people in nationwide protests This year's death toll tops 2017, which had 31 recorded victims. "This grim milestone proves what we have long known: this violence is an epidemic," HRC wrote in its annual report. "Each one of the lives we lost was someone ripped from their family, their friends and their community by an act of senseless violence, often driven by bigotry and transphobia and inflamed by the rhetoric of those who oppose our progress." Over the past seven years, there have been 202 reported cases of fatal violence against...
    The 2020 election. Unrest in the streets. A crippling pandemic. This trifecta of events made people worry about the future of America. And when people are worried in America, they buy guns. Gun sales in 2020 have surged, and the market for gun parts and ammunition has gone up with it. Federal background checks have passed an all-time high of 32 million for the year in October, with more than a month and a half to go in 2020. "You always have sort of your usual suspects — your middle-age, what people consider like the stereotypical gun owner," said Amy Swearer, a legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. "But you're also seeing very large increases in percentages that are either minorities or women." In early November, President-elect Joe Biden tweeted support for a new assault weapons ban. Biden helped pass the original assault weapons ban, which...
    By Juarawee Kittisilpa BANGKOK (Reuters) - In the midst of thousands of Thai anti-government protesters, one man made his own statement - with barbecued pork. Joined by onlookers, he made an impromptu picnic on Wednesday night outside the Thai police headquarters as protesters splashed it with paint and sprayed graffiti nearby. "For those who are still at home, did not join the protest and think that there is violence or that we are using violence on the authorities, I want to show them there is no violence," the man, who gave his name only as Mew, told Reuters. The demonstration followed the most violent day in months of protests, when dozens were hurt as police used tear gas and water cannons to try to push back protesters. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Thursday that all laws would be used against protesters who break them. The protests seek his removal,...
    Democratic Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said businesses no longer needed to board up in anticipation of the election results but her comments may have been premature as the city saw heightened violence over the weekend during the “Million MAGA March.” A number of businesses in the nation’s capital began to board up windows and other entrances in late October ahead of potential violence surrounding the election. Bowser’s administration urged businesses to take down materials used to board up in a Nov. 9 statement, arguing there was no credible information of upcoming violence, Fox 5 reported. Protective wood boards are placed on the front of the McPherson Building on October 28, 2020 near the White House in Washington, DC. Businesses are preparing for possible demonstrations following next week’s presidential election (Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images) “Our suggestion and our ask of the businesses is that given our threat environment that they should...
    Tuesday, during an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) alongside his wife Kelley Paul reacted to recent unrest in Washington, D.C. He questioned if media outlets like the Associated Press were reporting accurately. Paul told host Neil Cavuto he saw the reporting as unfair to President Donald Trump, including the 2017 Charlottesville, VA incident. He also argued the violence tended to be on the side of the left. “Well, that’s been misreported since the very beginning, because Trump was never referring to the people that committed violence and killed someone in Charlottesville,” he said. “He was referring to the people debating over whether statues should come down, that there was a reasonable argument on both sides. And that has been so misreported. And, see, even AP and, see, so-called objective sources of news misreported that. So, yes, we do need to be honest. And I...
    The German crime family linked to last year's spectacular art heist in Dresden is one of Berlin's most notorious clans with a long record of gang violence and infamous crimes to its name.   The Remmo family, regarded as one of the most dangerous players in the so-called 'Arab mafia' in Berlin, is in the spotlight once again after five of its members were named as suspects in last November's Green Vault burglary.  Three Remmo suspects were arrested for robbery and arson in a massive police raid on Tuesday while two others, twin brothers Mohamed and Abdul Majed Remmo, are wanted on the same charges.  After family patriarchs moved to Europe from war-torn Lebanon in the 1980s, the clan first came to police attention following German reunification, beginning with the murder of a restaurant owner in 1992.  Since then, their series of eye-catching crimes has included the theft of a £3million...
    Sofía Aragón said that during her preparation for Miss Universe, Lupita Jones’s Universal Mexican organization did not pay for her expenses. He had to use all his savings, and there came a time when he did not have money to eat, or to go to the doctor (Video: IG. @Sofaragon) In a live video of almost 30 minutes, Sofia Aragon, current beauty queen of Mexico, and second finalist of Miss Universe in 2019, broke the silence and revealed to his more than 545,000 followers the “symbolic violence” suffered during his preparation for the world competition, and the null support he received from the organization and Lupita jones, who was Miss Universe in 1991, and founded Mexicana Universal. In the first minutes of the broadcast, the model originally from Jalisco assured that she never wanted to talk about the subject before because she does not like...
    State and federal prosecutors across California are trying to raise awareness about a disturbing trend that has held across the state since the start of the pandemic: domestic violence appears to be going up, as avenues for victims to report it are closing. In a late October virtual news conference federal and state prosecutors from cities all over the state came together to share news of domestic violence trends in their areas and what they’re doing to stop it. Though domestic violence generally isn’t a prosecutable federal offense, federal agencies play a role in two ways: filing charges against people with domestic violence convictions who illegally possess guns, and distributing grants to state agencies. “We’re all really concerned because of COVID,” Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said on the call. “We know the numbers are creeping up, we know that it’s grossly underreported. In our county we realized very...
    The White House press secretary claims that the media isn't reporting on violence against Trump supporters. She's wrong. White House press secretary and occasional Donald Trump campaign spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany on Tuesday slammed the media for not reporting on alleged acts of violence committed against Trump supporters during so-called "stop the steal" election protests in Washington D.C. The problem? Media outlets had already covered the clashes at length. Tweeting a link to a Breitbart News story about reporters' recent questions for President-elect Joe Biden, McEnany condemned what she claimed was "journalistic malpractice."
    During a hearing today before the Committee on the Judiciary, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that the “Stop The Steal” group was censored in order to prevent “violence or civil unrest.” In a hearing today before the Committee on the Judiciary titled “Breaking the News: Censorship, Suppression, and the 2020 Election,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was asked by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) about the #StopTheSteal campaign and Facebook groups that began as questions were raised around the election results. Feinstein asked Zuckerberg: “After President Trump falsely claimed that the election was being stolen, a group called Stop The Steal was started on Facebook. It grew to more than 300,000 users in less than a day making it one of the fastest-growing groups, I understand, in Facebook history. You shut the group down but substantial damage already had been done. Trump supporters, some of them armed with assault weapons, held Stop...
              Live from Music Row Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed the lead political columnist at The Epoch Times, Roger Simon to the studio. During the third hour, Simon reflected on the events he witnessed after the Million MAGA March this past Saturday when he personally encountered the violence of Antifa and the vacancy he saw in the agitators’ eyes as he stood within three feet of them. Leahy: I am joined in the studio by the original all-star panelists Crom Carmichael and my good friend and former boss at PJTV, founder of Pajamas Media, and lead political columnist now for The Epoch Times Roger Simon. Roger, good morning. Simon: Good morning to you. I’m just back from our nation’s capital....
    Violence at rallies over the weekend in the nation's capital brought out “the worst” of the country, according to the city’s police chief. Washington, D.C. Chief of Police Peter Newsham fielded questions on Monday regarding the Million MAGA March that took place on Saturday. Newsham said he was “impressed” with how his officers handled the conflicts and condemned the violence itself. “The worst of it, for me… was to see our country having those kinds of physical disputes over an election,” Newsham said in response to a reporter’s question. “We attribute that to other countries across the world, but you don’t see that here in the United States, so that was the worst of it for me.” Newsham also claimed that metropolitan police prevented more conflicts than arose during the weekend, but disclosed scant details about known incidents that took place. District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser,...
    A UFC fighter said he might attend pro-Trump rallies with other fighters after seeing the violence against “Million MAGA March” rally-goers on Saturday. “I bet I can get a couple of teammates and start attending these things #supernecessary,” Jorge Masvidal wrote on Twitter Saturday night. “And I say this not to promote violence. To keep the peace. We are all in this together #theressurection.” And I say this not to promote violence. To keep the peace. We are all in this together #theressurection— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) November 15, 2020 Viral videos from Saturday showed Trump supporters being attacked by reported Black Lives Matter and antifa members. another #Trump supporter from the #MAGAMillionMarch attacked in #BLMPlaza pic.twitter.com/2U3JYoQkuA— Craig Dillon (@craigtdillon) November 14, 2020 BREAKING - Multiple Trump supporters assaulted by pro-BLM supporters in Washington D.C. One of the supporters assaulted was brutally knocked out. The scene is chaotic...
    Scott Atlas After Michigan set new COVID-19 case records five weeks in a row, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer put new restrictions in place to slow the spread of the virus, including closing indoor dining and in-person classes for high schools and colleges for three weeks. Donald Trump’s favorite public health adviser* responded by encouraging violence—when Whitmer has already been targeted by one kidnapping plot. The asterisk on “Donald Trump’s favorite public health adviser” is because Scott Atlas is not a public health expert. He’s a neuroradiologist who’s telling Trump what he wants to hear—that there’s no need to try to control the spread of the coronavirus. And he’s following Trump’s dangerous tone, too, tweeting “The only way this stops is if people rise up. You get what you accept. #FreedomMatters #StepUp.” After many many people pointed out how dangerous this message was, Atlas tried to walk it back. “Hey. I NEVER was talking...
    Conservative writer Bill Kristol is slamming an adviser to Donald Trump who made a controversial call for people in Michigan to “rise up” against newly announced restrictions meant to slow the spread of coronavirus. White House coronavirus task force member Scott Atlas spoke out against the new restrictions in a tweet late on Sunday, calling for resistance to the measures. “The only way this stops is if people rise up,” he tweeted in response to a post outlining the new rules going into place in the state. “You get what you accept. #FreedomMatters #StepUp” The message did not sit well with Kristol, who said that the tweet appeared to be a call for violence resistance. “What the hell does this mean?” Kristol tweeted. “Sounds like a White House adviser inciting violence. Sounds like a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University inciting violence.” To many, the message from...
    If counter-protesters had triggered fighting across Washington, DC, in the wake of the January 2017 Women’s March, the media would have erupted in fury. Yet the morning after Antifa types went after MAGA marchers in the nation’s capital, the press obsessed about . . . Kayleigh McEnany’s estimate of the crowd size. The difference, plainly, is that no one felt the need to confront the anti-Trump marchers. But a significant element of the left seized the opportunity to harass and even assault the pro-Trump crowd. see also Conservatives say media ignoring attacks on Trump supporters at DC MAGA march Conservatives accused the media of turning a blind eye to... Ample video and photo evidence shows the extremists blaring “Get the f–k out” over bullhorns, tossing eggs and water bottles at the MAGAers, seizing and burning Trump hats and flags — and even throwing fireworks at Trump supporters just dining outdoors....
    Several of the MAGA marchers who brought violence to downtown Washington, D.C., on Saturday night used their Trump flags as weapons. The anti-democratic strategy concocted and nurtured by the radical right over the past four years—organize busfuls of out-of-town far-right thugs to invade liberal urban centers in order to engage in faux “protests” primarily designed to spark violence—came to the nation’s capital this weekend. The results were as ugly as they were predictable. Following Saturday’s “Million MAGA March” featuring thousands of far-right extremists commingling with ordinary Donald Trump supporters as they marched to proclaim (with only conspiracy theories for evidence) that Trump and not Joe Biden had won the presidential election, the large contingent of hate-group street-brawlers—Proud Boys, American Guard, Oath Keepers, and Groypers—took to the streets of Washington, D.C., provoking fights and aggressively assaulting counter-protesters. This is a well-established pattern, one we have seen evolving and being perfected by...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) ripped into Republicans who have yet to acknowledge former Vice President Joe Biden as the indisputable winner of the presidential election, describing it as “selfish” and “reprehensible” while accusing President Donald Trump of “stoking the flames of violence” in his post-election fight. The New York lawmaker issued a wave of insults to both Trump and her Republican counterparts during a Thursday town hall detailed by Politico. “It is selfish. It is weak. It is reprehensible,” she said of the view that Trump could emerge as the victor. “What all of these individuals are doing by not acknowledging the results of our election is that they are putting their selfish interests once again ahead of our country.” “It is sad to see how deep this cowardice goes,” she continued, calling it “quite sad” and “unbecoming. She added that it reflected a “weakness of character.” Trump, she added, is...
    AOC secured its second term in NY Contregsional District 14. Photo: Stephanie Keith / . The Young Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known as AOC, on Thursday accused the outgoing president of the United States, Donald Trump, of being “fanning the flames of violence” instead of facilitating a peaceful transfer of the Presidency to President-elect Joe Biden. “President Trump is already fanning the flames of violence as it has done for several years, as we have seen with the vote counting in Philadelphia, with its rhetoric and its attacks against our institutions and our system, ”said the politician of Puerto Rican origin when asked if she believed that there would be a peaceful transfer of the Presidency. Specifically, the congresswoman referred to an alleged plan to attack on November 5 the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where the vote counting is carried out, which...
    Hollywood actor Cody Longo has been arrested on a domestic violence charge in Tennessee.  The 32-year-old - who previously starred as Nicholas Alamain in Days of Our Lives - was taken into custody in Clarksville last Thursday before he was formally charged.  He was subsequently released on $2,500 bond and will be arraigned next week.  Hollywood actor Cody Longo has been arrested on a domestic violence charge in Tennessee. He is pictured in a mugshot taken last Thursday  Longo is pictured at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards in New York. The actor is best known for his roles in Day of Our Lives and Bring It On: Fight To The Finish According to a police report obtained by Clarksville Now, 'Longo arrived back at his home intoxicated and accused his wife of being unfaithful'.  Longo's wife reportedly told officers that her actor spouse had 'shoved her in the...
    U.N. Ambassador Kelly Craft on Wednesday tore into Iran’s regime, accusing its ministers of hypocrisy in its condemnations of the U.S., and of “fanning the flames” of violence and instability in the Middle East. Craft spoke at a U.N. Security Council meeting on Yemen, and condemned both the Houthi faction for its “murderous conduct” in the wartorn nation, and Iran's regime for its role as the militant group’s “primary supporter.” MCMASTER WARNS BIDEN ON IRAN DEAL: DON'T RESURRECT 'POLITICAL DISASTER MASQUERADING AS A DIPLOMATIC TRIUMPH'  But she also noted a recent tweet by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who weighed in on the U.S. election and described Iran’s record as one of “dignity, interest & responsible diplomacy.” “I am reminded of the regime’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif, sending out a preachy tweet on Sunday about the need for multilateralism and Iran’s record as a practitioner of 'responsible diplomacy,'” Craft said....
    Jake A, 33, aka Yellowstone Wolf, from Phoenix, wrapped in a QAnon flag, addresses supporters of US President Donald Trump as they protest outside the Maricopa County Election Department as counting continues after the US presidential election in Phoenix, Arizona, on November 5, 2020. Olivier Touron/AFP via Getty Images QAnon, the conspiracy theory movement, has been linked to several alleged criminal acts.  Believers in QAnon claim that President Donald Trump is the country's savior from a cabal of powerful figures involved in nefarious activities like child trafficking.  Despite Trump's claim that QAnon supporters "love our country," many have been convicted or accused of crimes involving kidnapping, murder, and violence.  The FBI has warned that QAnon may become a domestic terrorism threat.  Here are all of the crimes QAnon-linked people have been convicted or accused of so far. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. On August 19, President Donald...
    The United Nations basically told the United States to check its privilege after a human rights review Monday. Specifically, numerous countries, including U.S. allies, criticized the U.S. on its record for police violence against Black people, the death penalty and the separation of immigrant children from their parents. Reuters reports that during the first U.N. Human Rights Council examination of the U.S. since 2015, dozens of delegations took the floor and voiced their concerns about how human rights are handled in the nation many Americans swear to White Jesus is unequivocally the greatest country in the world. Activists with the ACLU said the review by the UNHRC heavily criticized the Trump administration’s policies and urged the incoming Biden administration to usher in reforms. Read more Jamil Dakwar, director of the human rights program at the ACLU spoke about the review during a news briefing, Reuters reports. “What we saw today...
    (CNN)Female mongooses looking to mate with a male from a rival gang have developed a crafty method to cheat on their partners -- by starting fights, and using the violence as cover.Banded mongooses -- so called because of the dark bands on their back -- are small, cat-like creatures found in small groups in some parts of Africa. The territorial animals rarely leave the groups they are born into, and for this reason, group members are often closely genetically related: The female mongooses enter their fertile and mating period -- known as estrus -- within 7-10 days of one another, while males stand guard, shadowing the female and fending off rival mates. Snake venom is a boon in search for life-saving drugsBut female mongooses have a cunning way of getting around the problem of inbreeding -- by deliberately starting fights with rival groups, and using the unfolding chaos to...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- After what's been an especially violent summer, peace in Chicago streets can seem like an impossible battle.This weekend alone, 43 people were shot.RELATED: Chicago gun violence up as weekend violence leaves 43 shot, 6 fatally across cityBut there are groups, and people, who are trying to make change.Ric Estrada, President and CEO of Metropolitan Family Services, talked about how "MPower the Night" will be aimed at combatting the violence."Mpower the Night" is normally Metropolitan Family Services' annual gala, but has gone virtual for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic."Mpower the Night will feature a unique and important dialogue, exploring the realities of violence prevention and the reasons to feel hopeful about peace in Chicago. We'll hear from those directly involved in the conflicts our city faces about what is needed to establish and maintain peace," according to Metropolitan Family Services.Metropolitan Family Services will use the proceeds from...
    Social media giants are purging Donald Trump supporters from their websites citing concerns over 'violent' protests against alleged electoral fraud. Facebook banned the 'Stop the Steal' group on Thursday after it amassed more than 350,000 members and planned demonstrations across the United States. Meanwhile Twitter slapped warnings on Fox News clips of Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham after they made the case that allegations of election rigging by the President should be adjudicated by the courts.  'Stop the Steal' had a soaring membership when Mark Zuckerberg's staffers moved in to wipe it out, citing 'worrying calls for violence from some members.' One post had said: 'Time to clean the guns, time to hit the streets,' while another was of a cartoon figure holding a machete with the caption: 'I reckon I've had enough of this sh*t.' 'Stop the Steal' had a soaring membership when Mark Zuckerberg's staffers moved...
    A Los Angeles man was taken into custody after allegedly posting a video threatening a mass shooting if Vice President Joe Biden won the election. In a video posted to social media, the man said, “If Biden gets in, I’m just going to do like a school shooter, just take out all these Democrats,” according to the Los Angeles Times. The unidentified man was stopped while in a vehicle, and was taken into custody by a mix of the FBI agents and local authorities. The man reportedly told authorities that he was drunk when making the video. (RELATED: Joe Biden Campaign Promotes Video That Has Been Debunked) Once detained, investigators began to search his home for any evidence of his plan to carry out this attack, according to the Los Angeles Times. Authorities also requested a mental health hold to keep the man in their custody. The FBI said in...
    Facebook banned a pro-Trump group after posts suggesting "worrying calls for violence" surrounding the highly contentious results of the 2020 election.  "Stop the Steal" had a following of more than 35,000 people and were using their platform on social media to unite protesters behind President Trump's baseless claims of election fraud in certain battleground states where votes were still being counted even four days after Election Day.  TWITTER MARKS 12 TRUMP TWEETS AS 'MISLEADING' IN 60-HOUR SPAN Trump has filed lawsuits in states such as Nevada, Georgia, and Pennsylvania, alleging illegal ballots cast after Election Day was being counted towards the final tally, and that poll watchers weren't being allowed to oversee the count. His campaign has not produced any evidence to prove this is true but says that they will forge ahead in prosecuting these cases come Monday.  "In line with the exceptional measures that we are taking during...
    YouTube is choosing not to take down a video claiming that Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election, highlighting its more permissive approach to allowing misinformation on the platform compared with social media peers Facebook and Twitter. "President Trump won four more years in the office last night. North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin are all Trump's," says a woman in the video, which resembles a newscast. "This has been a decisive victory for Trump." YouTube added a box below the video noting the election results are not final and including a link to a Google search on the vote counts. On Saturday, YouTube updated the box to say that the Associated Press had declared Biden the winner of the election. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Despite the video's claims, former Vice President Joe Biden is projected to win the electoral votes needed to be declared the 46th president...
    A Facebook group with the goal of spreading election misinformation and inciting violence had grown to over 350,000 members on Thursday. Now, Facebook has shut it down.  Supporters of President Donald Trump launched the "Stop the Steal" group this week to organize protests against the presidential election, which has yet to be called as of midday Friday. Some members called for violence, and many spread misinformation, including baseless claims that Democrats are trying to "steal" the election.  A Facebook spokesperson said the platform was also concerned because the group was organizing in-person events. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox "In line with the exceptional measures that we are taking during this period of heightened tension, we have removed the Group 'Stop the Steal,' which was creating real-world events," Facebook said in a statement to The Associated Press. "The group was organized around the delegitimization of the election process,...
    FACEBOOK has shut down a rapidly growing 'Stop the Steal' group after 350,000 members call for violence to avenge President Donald Trump. The pro-Trump page called for "boots on the ground to protect the integrity of the vote" as it collected 1,000 new members every ten seconds. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 3The group was set up by Women for America First, who also created Covid-19 protests 3Trump supporters and election challengers have stormed voting stations in Arizona and Michigan, resulting in one being forced to closeCredit: AFP or licensors Republicans have denounced Donald Trump's claims of 'election fraud' and 'illegal votes' Supporters were attempting to rally together mass protests this Saturday claiming: "President Trump needs us now more than ever." Before shutting the group down, the social media giant said: "The group was organized around the delegitimization of...
    By BARBARA ORTUTAY and DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Facebook on Thursday banned a large group called “Stop the Steal” that supporters of President Donald Trump were using to organize protests against the presidential vote count. Some members had called for violence, while many falsely claimed that Democrats are “stealing” the election from Republicans. Though the group amassed more than 350,000 members before Facebook took it down, it was just one of several smaller groups that popped up as vote counting extended for days in several battleground states. Inside the groups, members and organizers tried to ensure they would get around Facebook's moderators and “trolls” who might report or mock them. “In line with the exceptional measures that we are taking during this period of heightened tension, we have removed the Group ‘Stop the Steal,’ which was creating real-world events," Facebook said in a statement. "The group...
    OAKLAND, Calif. – Facebook on Thursday banned a large group called “Stop the Steal” that supporters of President Donald Trump were using to organize protests against the presidential vote count. Some members had called for violence, while many falsely claimed that Democrats are “stealing” the election from Republicans. Though the group amassed more than 350,000 members before Facebook took it down, it was just one of several smaller groups that popped up as vote counting extended for days in several battleground states. Inside the groups, members and organizers tried to ensure they would get around Facebook's moderators and “trolls” who might report or mock them. “In line with the exceptional measures that we are taking during this period of heightened tension, we have removed the Group ‘Stop the Steal,’ which was creating real-world events," Facebook said in a statement. "The group was organized around the delegitimization of the...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Facebook on Thursday banned a large group called “Stop the Steal” that supporters of President Donald Trump were using to organize protests against the presidential vote count. Some members had called for violence, while many falsely claimed that Democrats are “stealing” the election from Republicans. Though the group amassed more than 350,000 members before Facebook took it down, it was just one of several smaller groups that popped up as vote counting extended for days in several battleground states. Inside the groups, members and organizers tried to ensure they would get around Facebook’s moderators and “trolls” who might report or mock them. “In line with the exceptional measures that we are taking during this period of heightened tension, we have removed the Group ‘Stop the Steal,’ which was creating real-world events,” Facebook said in a statement. “The group was organized around the delegitimization of...
    Facebook announced Thursday it has taken down a rapidly growing pro-Trump group called 'Stop the Steal' because members were calling for violence. The group racked up more than 365,000 members in a single day in response to Tuesday's election with Trump supporters attempting to sow doubt over the legitimacy of the presidential election and calling for protests. The group, created Wednesday, called for 'boots on the ground to protect the integrity of the vote' and members said 'Democrats are scheming to disenfranchise and nullify Republican votes'.  'In line with the exceptional measures that we are taking during this period of heightened tension, we have removed the Group "Stop the Steal," which was creating real-world events,' a Facebook spokesperson said Thursday. 'The group was organized around the delegitimization of the election process, and we saw worrying calls for violence from some members of the group,' the spokesperson added. Facebook announced...
    Facebook has taken down a viral group with hundreds of thousands of members after “worrying calls for violence” and efforts to organize offline events in states where votes are still being counted. The group, called “Stop the Steal,” was just over 24 hours old and had already gained more than 300,000 members and was growing quickly, according to Vice News .  Group members used the platform to share conspiracy theories, like a debunked claim that using Sharpies invalidated ballots to favor Joe Biden over Donald Trump. Others encouraged an armed response to election results, while group admins reportedly organized offline events in states where votes are still being counted. It was these actions that apparently prompted a response from Facebook.
    Facebook removed a quickly growing “Stop the Steal” election group over “worrying calls for violence,” it said Thursday. The group formed amid baseless claims that Democrats are trying to steal the 2020 election, and it called for “boots on the ground to protect the integrity of the vote,” according to Reuters. The rapidly-growing pro-Trump group had 1,000 new members every 10 seconds on Thursday, Reuters added. In just one day the group amassed 365,000 members, and some were allegedly calling for violence. “The group was organized around the delegitimization of the election process, and we saw worrying calls for violence from some members of the group,” a Facebook spokeswoman said according to Reuters. Facebook’s decision didn’t appear to surprise the group, which had already taken steps in the event of a shutdown. “Stop the Steal” had its newest members fill out an email sign-up sheet that was meant to be...
    Facebook has censored Stop the Steal, a rapidly growing Facebook page set up by Trump voters organizing in-person rallies at voting locations to demand integrity in the ballot counting process. The page was set up only recently, and quickly grew to over 300,000 members in the space of 24 hours, as voter concerns about irregular activities at voting locations in key swing states escalated. Stop the Steal is also organizing through its own website. In October, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg donated over $100 million to a “safe elections” project run by former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe. But now, it seems ordinary Republican voters are not allowed to use his platform to organize in defense of election integrity. The mainstream media ran several articles about Stop the Steal, attacking its members as purveyors of “misinformation” and criticizing Facebook for not censoring the page quickly enough. One journalist even claimed, bizarrely,...
    Facebook removed a pro-Trump group on Thursday, upping its efforts to stop misinformation related to the 2020 presidential election. The group, Stop the Steal, accused Democrats of trying to cheat in order to prompt a victory for Joe Biden. The group was also organizing several in-person protests across the country, with some users encouraging people to bring their firearms. "We have removed the group 'Stop the Steal,' which was creating real-world events," Facebook said in a statement. "The group was organized around the delegitimization of the election process, and we saw some worrying calls for violence from some members of the group." Within two days, the group cultivated over 300,000 members who shared cause for concern on issues related to voter fraud and election integrity. According to Rolling Stone, the page was organized by a Trump-friendly group called Women for America First, which describes itself as "engaging, inspiring and empowering...
    Two men thought it was a good idea to brawl in an airport in a video making the rounds on Twitter. In a video tweeted by @LasVegasLocally, two men can get seen fighting near some slot machines as people move along and get out of the area. (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes) Watch their incredibly dumb actions below. (SLIDESHOW: 142 Times Josephine Skriver Barely Wore Anything) Things are getting tense at the airport pic.twitter.com/DGARJST0ho — Las Vegas Locally ???? (@LasVegasLocally) November 5, 2020 Let me be the first one to say that traveling sucks most of the time. It really sucks by just about every metric you can find. (SLIDESHOW: 71 Times Samantha Hoopes Stripped Down) Nobody likes being crammed into a plane surrounded by strangers, going through security or having to settle for garbage airport food. (SLIDESHOW: This Blonde Bombshell Might Be The Hottest Model...
    WASHINGTON - If U.S.-Taliban peace negotiators expected the Taliban to reduce violence in Afghanistan, the latest report from a key government watchdog is a rude awakening. Average daily enemy-initiated attacks in Afghanistan were up 50% from July 1 to Sept. 30 of this year, compared to between April 1 and June 30, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, also known as SIGAR. U.S. Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A) has characterized overall enemy-initiated attacks this quarter as “above seasonal norms.” Anti-government forces accounted for at least 83% of civilian casualties this quarter, according to the SIGAR report released Thursday. The Taliban is responsible for 38% of those deaths and injuries. This was an overall increase in casualties since the last quarter. The Department of Defense told SIGAR in its report that Taliban violence “could undermine” the U.S.-Taliban peace agreement if it continues at this “unacceptably high” rate. It added that the longtime...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Jail threat for missing Zoom class over the line I am completely and utterly baffled after reading about how a 12-year-old, a child, not even a teenager, can be sent to jail for missing an online class (“Lafayette middle-schooler threatened with arrest over missed Zoom sessions,” Oct. 22). It is outrageous for a child to be penalized with a fine or jail time if they missed a couple of online classes. We don’t know what the student might be facing behind their screen. Students may be helping their parents financially or they could be facing unpredictable circumstances. Gov. Gavin Newson approved a $202 billion budget to allow schools to offer distance learning, but nowhere in the bill did it include a wellness center or a service that students can rely on for support outside of...
    WASHINGTON -- More than 1,000 people protesting President Donald Trump converged on Black Lives Matter Plaza on Tuesday night, just a block from the White House, while hundreds more marched through parts of downtown Washington, sometimes blocking traffic and setting off fireworks.Scattered protests also took place from Seattle to New York City, but across the U.S. there were no signs of serious violence or widespread unrest in the hours immediately after the polls closed, with the outcome still unknown.The demonstrations in Washington were largely peaceful, with people shouting, "Whose streets? Our streets!" and "If we don't get no justice, they don't get no peace!"Groups of teenagers danced in the street as onlookers cheered. Large banners, including one reading "Trump lies all the time," were unfurled.At one point, the marchers stabbed the tires of a parked police van to flatten them.2020 Presidential Election Results: Live updates as Trump, Biden race to...
    Protests on election night veered dangerously toward violence in several cities across America as the results rolled in towards the 2020 presidential decision. Social media showed scuffles breaking out in places like Los Angeles, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.Washington D.C. Elijah Schaffer of BlazeTV documented the protests breaking out in Washington, D.C. where thousands were protesting mostly against President Donald Trump. DC: Antifa have mobilized in very large numbers and they are marching to an unknown location Let’s go https://t.co/Pup33tB80S — ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ELIJAH SCHAFFER)1604463575.0 Schaffer documented what appeared to be Antifa members accosting members of the press, including Schaffer. Schaffer was also forced to evacuate and seek a safe position after hearing from a liberal journalist that Antifa members were seeking to do him harm.Can confirm they are on the hunt with intent to hurt/kill A liberal journalist also came up and warned me He...
    Oakland's city council in July unanimously voted to form a task force to figure out a way to reduce the police department budget by 50% over the next two years. The move was a response to "the urgency of the Black Lives Matter movement," the San Francisco Chronicle reported, adding that a 17-member Reimagining Public Safety Task Force was created to get things going. But the paper said the desire to defund the police and the need for police butted right up against each other. You see, since the beginning of 2020 to the end of October, homicides in Oakland numbered 84 — an increase of 26 over the same time period last year, SFist reported. More from the Chronicle: Then a wave of gun violence engulfed the flatlands in East Oakland, home to the city's most impoverished neighborhoods. Homicides spiked. Policymakers — and...
    The Democratic mayor of Portland, Oregon — the city laid to waste by left-wing rioters this year — warned residents this week that "white supremacist" violence and "divisive rhetoric" from Washington, D.C., could lead to a dangerous situation following Tuesday's election. "Local law enforcement has been working for several weeks to ensure we have adequate resources available to keep our community safe on and after Nov. 3. We've cancelled days off, put staff on call and coordinated across all city bureaus to prepare for a wide range of scenarios," Wheeler tweeted Monday. "Given the heightened concerns about potential violence, particularly from white supremist [sic] organizations and the divisive rhetoric from Washington, D.C., the need for coordination and partnership takes on statewide significance. Oregon is likely to be a flashpoint," he added.Given the heightened concerns about potential violence, particularly from white supremist organizations and the div… https://t.co/9FIdrvZTKg — Mayor Ted...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — The deadly surge of violence on Oakland’s streets have claimed another victim — a 22-year-old man who was found fatally shot in an East Oakland neighborhood Monday night, authorities said. Homicide investigators said officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the 900 block of 75th Ave. at about 9:30 p.m. Upon arrival, the officers found a young man inside a vehicle with a gunshot wound. He was declared dead at the scene. Police have not release any information on a suspect or suspects or a possible motive behind the shooting, which remained under investigation. The victim’s name was being withheld pending notification of the next of kin. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821 or the TIP LINE at 238-7950. According to the East Bay Times, Oakland police have investigated 93 homicides this year — 87 of those classified...
    Conservative commentator Jesse Kelly said in a tweet on election eve that Republicans might “need” Kyle Rittenhouse on Election Day, insinuating that there might be violence after the vote, touting Rittenhouse’s record of killing pro-Black Lives Matter protesters.  Hide On Monday, as the country geared up for the elections, a judge ordered that Rittenhouse be held on 2 million dollars bail as he is a “flight risk.” Rittenhouse has been slapped with six criminal charges for fatally shooting two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin during a Black Lives Matter protest in August.   Hide A few hours after the news broke, Kelly shared a New York Post article in a tweet and wrote: “But what if we need him tomorrow?”  Hide Kelly’s tweet has since been removed for violating Twitter’s rules, but it was up for at least 18 hours. It built on an already spreading fear across major cities that there...
    Twitter and Facebook censored President Trump again on Monday night, the eve of the election, by slapping warnings on his posts about late mail-in voting in Pennsylvania and how it could be 'dangerous'. Trump has been railing against a Supreme Court decision that was made last week that will allow Pennsylvania to count votes until three days after the election, if they are postmarked with a date showing they were sent on November 3.  It could mean a delay in the result in Pennsylvania which is a key battleground state and could sway the election.  Tensions in Philadelphia, the state's capital, are already flaring after the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. Trump on Monday night posted the same message on Facebook and Twitter, writing: 'The Supreme Court decision on voting in Pennsylvania is a VERY dangerous one.  Facebook and Twitter censored Trump's posts on Monday night...
    The City of Brotherly Love is not bracing for a hurricane: Just the 2020 Presidential Election Many businesses in Philadelphia have secured doors and boarded up windows in case of riots or looting. President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden campaigned across Pennsylvania on Monday, a key battleground state. Trump, who was neck-and-neck with Biden in election eve polling continued to tarnish the integrity of the election process. View this post on Instagram If you have not done so already we encourage you to vote tomorrow. We are a day away from the most important election of our lifetimes and would prefer to see this country move forward instead of take steps backwards. A post shared by MMPartners, llc (@mmpartners) on Nov 2, 2020 at 12:48pm PST Counting mail ballots that return after Election Day, as permitted by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, will induce violence on the streets....
    Loading the player... On the night before Americans cast their ballots on Election Day, President Donald Trump warned there would be “violence in the streets” following the Supreme Court‘s decision to reject a Republican effort to prevent the counting of mailed ballots. “The Supreme Court decision on voting in Pennsylvania is a VERY dangerous one. It will allow rampant and unchecked cheating and will undermine our entire systems of laws,” Trump tweeted Monday evening without any evidence for his claims. “It will also induce violence in the streets. Something must be done!” Read More: Trump promises court fight over Pennsylvania absentee votes The Supreme Court decision on voting in Pennsylvania is a VERY dangerous one. It will allow rampant and unchecked cheating and will undermine our entire systems of laws. It will also induce violence in the streets. Something must be done!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2020...
              Live from Music Row Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio to explain how Democrats have been gaslighted by the mainstream media to believe that Trump and his supporters are divisive and violent when it is they themselves that are. Leahy: Tomorrow’s a big day. Election Day. We are joined in the studio now by the original all panelist and my good friend for 30 years. Crom, I guess we’ve met each other when we are in our teenage years, right? Welcome, Crom. Good morning. Carmichael: (Baby voice) Hello Michael. I’m just reflecting back on my childhood. (Laughter) I was so cute. (Laughter) Leahy: Oh dear. We got to have fun,...
    President Donald Trump warned on Monday that a court ruling against his administration would result in "violence in the streets" over mail-in balloting. "The Supreme Court decision on voting in Pennsylvania is a VERY dangerous one," tweeted the president. "It will allow rampant and unchecked cheating and will undermine our entire systems of laws. It will also induce violence in the streets. Something must be done!" he added. Trump was referring to a ruling in October by the court allowing mail-in ballots to be counted as long as they are postmarked by Election Day, even if they are delivered as late as Friday. The president blasted the mail-in balloting rules in a speech Monday to his supporters in Scranton, Pennsylvania. "When the Supreme Court gave you an extension they made a very dangerous situation, and I...
    Photo credit: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images. Twitter slapped a misinformation label on a conspiracy theory-laden tweet from President Donald Trump on Monday night, in which he slammed the Supreme Court for its recent decision to extend the deadline for accepting mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania. During a brief scrum with the press on Monday night before a campaign rally, Trump lashed out the U.S. Supreme Court for letting an earlier Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision stand, which would allow the state to count mailed ballots for up to three days after Election Day as long as they were postmarked by Election Day. The state Republican Party had sought a temporary restraining order to prevent the ballots from being counted, but was denied. Minutes after blasting the decision to the media, Trump sent out a similarly angry tweet about the decision. But he embellished his criticism with completely unfounded claims that the longer...
    President Donald Trump issued a dark election eve prediction about a Supreme Court ruling that could cost him votes in Pennsylvania – claiming it will lead to 'violence in the streets.' The president issued the tweet Monday, just hours before the first in-person election day votes were to be cast, after suffering a legal setback in the Keystone State days ago. In a stunning public statement by a sitting president, Trump said the decision by the high court will 'induce violence in the streets.' The tweet came amid preparations at the White House and in Washington for potential blowback in the event of a contested election.  'The Supreme Court decision on voting in Pennsylvania is a VERY dangerous one,' President Donald Trump tweeted on Monday 'The Supreme Court decision on voting in Pennsylvania is a VERY dangerous one. It will allow rampant and unchecked cheating and will undermine our...
    There is one clear leading indicator pointing to Donald Trump still having a chance to win the election — stores around America are fortifying themselves in anticipation of election-related violence. Businesses in cities like New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles and Chicago are boarding up as if a Category 5 hurricane is bearing down. Everyone tends to be coy about the reason why. The cops in Beverly Hills worry about “protest activity.” Tiffany refers to “potential election-related activity.” Saks Fifth Avenue says it’s taking precautions “in the event of civil unrest due to the current election.” This is all very diplomatic, but there’s no doubt about what has American business on edge, and it isn’t the possibility that the local women’s Republican club is going to take to the streets if Joe Biden wins in a landslide. No, the risk is that left-wing rioters are going,...
    Sunday night’s Trump rally ended at 1 a.m. Monday — nine hours past Dana's bedtime. The crowds are huge. The Trump trains are longer than that wall in China. But where is Joe Biden? The media, as usual, are spooked by President Trump’s crowds — a concern missing when cities were burned by leftists attacking cops. To them, American flags are scary, unless they're on fire. Meanwhile, who's having fun? All these White people saying they’ll vote for Donald Trump. TRUMP, BIDEN CAMPAIGNS ISSUE FINAL TWITTER SALVOS IN HOURS BEFORE ELECTION DAY The contrast between the excitement at the Trump rallies and what’s heard from the media is stark. Something’s up. The Dems are already questioning the election — a stunt they pioneered in 2016. More from Opinion Newt Gingrich: Undecided voters, a Trump vote is imperative for our country's future Former Gov. Scott Walker: Donald Trump has the better economic...
    British politician and Brexit leader Nigel Farage on Monday toured a boarded-up Washington ahead of Election Day, noting that businesses are not preparing for violence from President Trump's supporters but from mobs of far-left protesters who might loot and riot should Trump win a second term. In a video posted on Twitter, the former United Kingdom Independence Party leader strode down Connecticut Avenue -- not far from the White House -- where people were boarding up businesses. “I can see what's happening here in D.C. The place is being boarded up,” Farage said. “And this is in anticipation of real violence following the result – or even an inconclusive result – of the election on Tuesday.” BUSINESSES ACROSS NATION BOARD UP WINDOWS AHEAD OF POTENTIAL ELECTION DAY UNREST Farage surmised that the businesses he walked past were boarding up in anticipation of anti-Trump protesters and not his supporters. “Let's just be...
    (CNN)It's been 100 years since the Ocoee Massacre, a dark and often overlooked chapter in American history.On November 2, 1920, African American residents of Ocoee, Florida, went out to cast their ballots in the presidential election -- no small task at the time.In the decades since Reconstruction, Florida politics had been dominated by White Southern Democrats, who fought to preserve slavery in the 1850s and had since obstructed African Americans from exercising their constitutional rights through violence, intimidation and legislation. Four ways Jim Crow 2.0 is shaping this presidential election But in the run-up to the 1920 election, Black people in Ocoee were registering to vote in droves -- a reality that threatened the grip of white supremacy, wrote Paul Ortiz, a history professor at the University of Florida, in a 2010 essay."State and local officials -- along with the Ku Klux Klan -- understood that white supremacy was in...
    SHOCKING video footage has emerged which appears to show a man in China beating his wife to death as onlookers stand by and do nothing. The sickening images have sparked outrage around the world and raised questions about the prevalence of domestic violence in the country.   2The footage shows a man beating a helpless woman with a wooden stoolCredit: Twitter The brutal attack happened after the couple reportedly rowed when they accidentally hit a pedestrian while riding on a scooter in Shuozhou city. In the footage, the man is seen "hitting his wife" with a wooden stool before then reportedly beating her with a rock. The alleged attacker was quickly detained by local cops who later confirmed the woman had died of her injuries. "The suspect is in the custody...and the case is being fully investigated," police said. Pictures of the assault first appeared on social media and in domestic...
    CANDACE Owens asserted on Sunday that American voters need to reelect Donald Trump as president because Democrats represent "the party of hate and intolerance." The black pro-Trump conservative blasted the Democratic Party on Twitter two days before the US presidential election. ⚠️ Read our US election live blog for the latest news & updates 7Candace Owens branded the Democratic Party as 'the party of hate and intolerance' on SundayCredit: Alamy Live News 7She also asserted that President Donald Trump will be reelected on November 3Credit: AFP or licensors She claimed that business owners were boarding up their storefronts over the weekend out of fear that "liberal thugs" would "burn cities down." "Democrats are the party of hate, intolerance & violence— and that is why Americans will choose Trump on Nov 3rd," tweeted Owens. It is sickening that business owners are boarding up their storefronts because they know liberals will send...
    Chauncey DeVega November 2, 2020 12:00PM (UTC) The alarm sirens are blaring. The warning lights are flashing bright red. Donald Trump has repeatedly used the strategy of stochastic terrorism to encourage violence against Democrats, liberals, progressives and others he deems to be the "enemy." Some of his followers have enthusiastically followed these commands. Beginning with Trump's 2016 campaign and through to his presidency, the United States has experienced a large increase in hate crimes and other violence against nonwhite people, Jews, Muslims and others by Trump supporters and those who share their beliefs. : There have been repeated examples of Trump supporters threatening to kill prominent Democrats, including Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton and others. With Election Day almost upon us, Trump has escalated his appeals to political violence. During the first debate with Joe Biden Trump told the Proud Boys, a right-wing group of political street thugs, to "stand...
    The White House is taking no chances for Election Day as crews will begin constructing a ‘non-scalable’ fence to secure the Executive Mansion, the Ellipse, and Lafayette Square, it has been reported. The potential for unrest has also prompted Metro Police in Washington, DC, to put 250 National Guardsmen on standby, according to Geoff Bennett of NBC News. Cities across the nation have boarded up shops, storefronts, office buildings, restaurants, hotels, and other properties in anticipation of possible violence related to Tuesday’s presidential election. The reported plans to further fortify the White House indicates the level of concern among law enforcement officials. The image above shows the White House at dawn on Sunday morning. Crew will reportedly begin constructing a 'non-scalable fence' to ring the complex beginning on Monday The beefed up security comes as the nation anticipates possible unrest ahead of Election Day on Tuesday. President Trump...
    Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) argued Sunday on New York AM WABC 770 radio’s “The Cats Roundtable” that the civil unrest seen in Kenosha, WI, this year in response to the death of Jacob Blake could help President Donald Trump on Election Day. Blake died during a confrontation with police officers in Kenosha. Walker, noting how silent the Democratic presidential ticket of Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) was during the unrest, emphasized that suburban voters “are very, very concerned” about the violence they witnessed. “Late in the summer, after the DNC after Joe Biden and Kamala Harris had been silent about the violence all across the country, finally, we saw the tragic situation in Kenosha, where they burnt much of the business downtown to the ground, and there were tragically two deaths,” Walker told host John Catsimatidis. “Only then did Joe Biden start to murmur anything about speaking about...
    By Josue Gonzalez and Daina Beth Solomon CHILPANCINGO, Mexico (Reuters) - For Ben Yehuda Martinez, head of forensic services in the violence-torn Mexican state of Guerrero, there is more to celebrating Day of the Dead than arranging a colorful altar with flowers and photos. It means trying to identify 428 bodies currently unclaimed at the state's forensic cemetery, most of them victims of crime. "Trying to find out their identities ... that's the greatest recognition we can get on the Day of the Dead," Martinez said at one of Mexico's newest facilities for unidentified bodies. The latest official count of people listed as disappeared reached 73,000 this year. Most are believed to be victims of drug cartel turf wars, casting a shadow over the typically festive Nov. 1-2 Day of the Dead holiday. For families who spend months or years searching for vanished relatives, the possibility of death is often...
    (CNN)Walter Wallace Jr.'s shooting death was maddeningly familiar but the decades of trauma that West Philadelphia has endured, made it much more painful.After Wallace's mother and neighbors watched him get shot by police while he had a mental health crisis, the streets near the family's home in Cobbs Creek, a predominantly Black neighborhood, were filled with glass and burnt debris, and some businesses were looted.Thirty-five years prior, tensions between police and a Black liberation group culminated with a bombing just blocks away that some people believe has contributed to the anger and frustration behind last week's protests. "If we had gone through the hard work of reconciliation after the MOVE Bombing, maybe those officers would have seen in Walter someone in need of a helping hand, rather than a threat," Jamie Gauthier, a Philadelphia council member representing Wallace's district, tweeted on Thursday. "They would have seen him and realized he...
    Kentucky State Police are under fire after it was revealed they featured an Adolf Hitler quote in one of their training slideshows.  According to an investigation by Manual Red Eye, the quotation was included in a presentation called 'The Warrior Mindset' shown to new recruits prior to 2014.   The quote comes from Hitler's anti-Semitic 1925 political manifesto Mein Kampf, and states: 'The very first essential for success is a perpetually constant and regular employment of violence'.  It was included in a slide titled 'Violence of Action', which also implores officers to 'Be the loving father, spouse, and friend as well as the ruthless killer'.  The Kentucky State Police are under fire after it was revealed they featured an Adolf Hitler quote in one of their training slideshows. The slideshow has not been used since 2013 According to an investigation by Manual Red Eye, the quotation was included in...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden campaigned in Minnesota just miles from where George Floyd died was killed by Minneapolis police officers – and called peaceful protests over the incident a 'cry for justice.' Biden, who leads President Donald Trump nationally and in the battleground state in polls, also made a point of condemning looting and violence, something Trump frequently claims he will not do.  'While Donald Trump failed to condemn white supremacy, we can deliver on racial justice,' Biden said at another one of his car rallies, this time in St. Paul. 'Protesting and burning and looting Is not protesting. It’s violence, clear and simple,' former Vice President Joe Biden said at a rally in St. Paul, Minnesota Friday 'The season of protest has broken out across the nation because the life and dignity of George Floyd, senselessly killed seven miles from here and so many others that mattered,' he...
    Tensions are sky-high heading into the 2020 election, and those combustible forces will be inflamed once the winner of the presidential race is officially announced. Businesses in major American cities have already started to board up their storefronts in anticipation of potential riots from the election. Law enforcement agencies across the country are also preparing for the worst-case scenario, which could mean widespread violence stemming from the presidential election. "I don't think we've seen ­anything like this in modern times," Andrew Walsh, a deputy chief with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, told The Washington Post. "When you look at previous elections, there's always been the concern when you have large crowds . . . we know [that] can be a target for someone who has an agenda." Walsh is concerned that the results of the race likely won't be available on election night, which could exacerbate the...
    Street riots, a common occurrence throughout this summer and fall, may well return with a vengeance after the elections. This year’s organized violence has been managed and directed by radical organizations, and even politicians sympathetic to their goals cannot control them. Just ask Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, who indulged the street violence wrought by Antifa and BLM for months, only then to be harassed by these groups and challenged for his office from the Left. Groups like Antifa and BLM can turn on progressive leaders as nimbly as they can turn on conservatives because they have neither loyalty nor obligation to any major political party. Buoyed by vast amounts of cash and fellow travelers from other radical organizations, they seek to impose their own ideological agenda, not that of either party. But the vast majority of Americans are not crazy about political change driven by organized violence. While many embraced...
    toggle audio on and off change volume download audio The Hunt: Oct 28, 2020 (J.J. Green) A wave of unsubstantiated reports warning about postelection violence is spreading around the U.S. But in this week’s edition of “The Hunt with WTOP National Security Correspondent J.J. Green,” Mike German, former FBI agent and current fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, is advising us all to take a deep breath and keep it all in context.
    Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was joined by his wife Dr. Jill Biden to cast their votes during early voting in Wilmington, DE on Wednesday, and spoke to reporters afterwards about the unrest in Philadelphia following a police shooting and his health care plan. “Well, we just voted, and Jill’s off to do an interview,” said Biden as several supporters who had gathered nearby shouted “We love you!” Biden thanked the gathered reporters for covering the race and took questions, with one about the situation in Philadelphia first. “There is no excuse whatsoever for the looting and the violence,” said Biden. “None whatsoever. I think to be able to protest is totally legitimate. It’s totally reasonable.” Continued Biden: But I think that the looting is just as the victim’s father said, “Do not do this, it’s not what my son — you’re not helping. You’re hurting....
    Philadelphia police shot and killed Walter Wallace, Jr, on Monday and violence, riots and looting erupted in the city within hours, numerous sources reported. Much of the media has been reluctant to use terminology that would indicate rioting rather than protests with heightened tension, despite what has appeared to unfold in Philadelphia. (RELATED: More Than 30 Arrested After Riots Erupt In Philadelphia Following Alleged Police Shooting Of Man With Knife) At least one police vehicle was set on fire and destroyed and more than 30 people were arrested for charges including looting, rioting and assaulting officers. Police in Philadelphia said that 30 officers were injured during the riots, dozens were hit with rocks and other projectiles, and a 56-year-old female officer was hit by a pickup truck and hospitalized, USA Today reported. Steve Keeley of Fox29 reported that 11 people were shot while looting, and “looters were shooting looters.” 11...
    The White House condemned the Philadelphia riots, saying it’s the latest “consequence of the Liberal Democrats’ war against the police.” “The riots in Philadelphia are the most recent consequence of the Liberal Democrats’ war against the police. Law enforcement is an incredibly dangerous occupation, and thousands of officers have given their lives in the line of duty. All lethal force incidents must be fully investigated,” a statement from White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany reads. “The facts must be followed wherever they lead to ensure fair and just results. In America, we resolve conflicts through the courts and the justice system. We can never allow mob rule. The Trump Administration stands proudly with law enforcement, and stands ready, upon request, to deploy any and all Federal resources to end these riots,” it continued. Our statement on the riots in Philadelphia ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/bfgPJDn9C2— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) October 28, 2020...
    (CNN)While many Americans are staying home for their own safety during the pandemic, home can be the most dangerous place for domestic violence victims. The usual places victims escaped to in the past are not always available now."We're hearing a lot of stories-- 'I'd go to my parent's house, but my parents are elderly and in a high-risk group. I can't go there,'" said Katie Ray-Jones, CEO of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Some domestic violence shelters around the country say they're full -- after reducing capacity to maintain social distancing -- and struggling to help survivors. How to find helpHelp and advice: National Domestic Violence Hotline / 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) / TTY 1-800-787-3224 Office on Women's Health Helpline / 1-800-994-9662 National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.HOPE (4673) Crisis Text Line Text HOME to 741741 Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-422-4453...
    With less than a week before Election Day, protests that sometimes turned to riots and looting that hit many American cities over the summer returned to Philadelphia after Walter Wallace Jr., a Black man, was fatally shot by police on Monday. Events Tuesday night started peacefully with family members of Wallace's speaking about him to reporters but later turned violent with widespread looting, including one group of about 1,000 people, according to police. The Philadelphia Police Department asked residents of seven different districts to "remain indoors except when necessary. These areas are experiencing widespread demonstrations that have turned violent with looting." At least 30 police officers were injured Monday night into Tuesday. With the presidential debates over and Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett officially seated, law and order, civility, policing and racial justice now figure to play a renewed prominent role in the final days of the presidential campaign alongside the economy, the Trump administration's struggle...
    (CNN)The Philadelphia Police Department requested that residents in seven districts stay indoors as demonstrators took to the streets for a second night following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr.Spurts of violence popped up during protests Tuesday, police said, including bricks being thrown at officers. Looting of retail stores in the city have also occurred over the last few days.Wallace, 27, was shot and killed during a confrontation with police in West Philadelphia Monday. His family has said he suffered from bipolar disorder and was in crisis during the time of the shooting. Demonstrators gather in protest near the location where Walter Wallace, Jr. was killed by two police officers.Wallace's family has asked that protesters keep their demonstrations peaceful to respect his memory.Speaking to CNN's Chris Cuomo on Prime Time Tuesday night, Wallace's father asked that people honor his son's memory and his family's grieving.Read More"All this violence and...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told supporters that much of the protest violence was a "cry for justice," even as protests were starting up for a second day in Philadelphia. Biden was speaking to supporters Tuesday at a voter mobilization event in Atlanta when he made the comments. "A season of protest has broken out all across the nation!" Biden said. "Protesting though, is not burning and looting. Violence can never be a tactic or tolerated, and it won't, but much of it is a cry for justice from a community that has long had the knees of injustice on their necks," he added. "The names of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Jacob Blake will not soon be forgotten, not by me, not by us, not by this country," Biden continued. "Folks, we're going to inspire a new wave of...
    CHICAGO (CBS) —The COVID-19 lockdown has led to more domestic violence cases. But CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports, victims have a discreet way to seek safety. In the privacy of a home, domestic violence is often hidden from the outside world. And With more people at home for longer hours, because of the pandemic, domestic violence is skyrocketing. That’s according to  Susan Shulman and Rebecca Weininger of the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic which helps victims of domestic violence victims. “We had heard nationally that there was an uptick of 25% in calls about domestic violence cases. What we’ve experienced at the clinic is actually an uptick of 44%. And I can tell you that all of my attorneys are at full capacity,” said Shulman. “That says to me that people’s desperation to get out of difficult situations, imminently dangerous situations, is so high, they’re reaching out despite the risk...
    The Trump campaign called out "unprovoked violence" against the president's supporters in recent weeks after a string of attacks ranging from New York City to San Francisco. PROTESTERS RAID SHOPS, ATMS AFTER PHILADELPHIA POLICE SHOOTING “No one should be attacked for peacefully showing their support of the president, and all Americans, regardless of their political affiliation, should be disgusted by this type of unprovoked violence," a Trump campaign spokesperson told Fox News on Tuesday. The statement comes after a family of seven — including four children — said they were pepper-sprayed by counterprotesters on Sunday while participating in a pro-Trump vehicle caravan in New York City.  A caravan of Trump supporters driving through NYC, prominently displaying Trump 2020 flags.  (Provided) A spokesperson for the New York Police Department said 11 people were taken into custody after the rally descended into chaos and violence Sunday afternoon. One of the people arrested on Sunday, a 36-year-old homeless man...
    Don McLean revealed his feelings towards his ex-wife as he opened up about the mysteries of his hit song, American Pie. The singer-songwriter, 75, who lives in Palm Desert, California, explained that it took him four years to get over his relationship with Patrisha McLean, who he was married to for 29 years and shares two children with. He told The Irish Times that the love letters she sent every month for 30 years 'immediately turned to salt' when their relationship crumbled, following the accusations of domestic violence made against him. Having divorced in 2016, Don said he hasn't met anyone who compares to Patrisha, and added: 'I can truly say that my ex-wife is the worst person I ever knew.'  The hitmaker added that it's only now that their 2016 split is sinking in, despite the fact he moved on with Playboy model Paris Dylan, 25, months after his divorce...
    Roger Sollenberger October 27, 2020 10:00AM (UTC) This is the first in a series of reports that explore various ways Donald Trump and the Republicans could try to influence, discredit or steal the election. A year ago, Trump campaign senior adviser Justin Clark told a roomful of Republican lawyers in a closed-door meeting in Wisconsin that they had a "huge, huge, huge, huge" opportunity for what he characterized as the campaign's "Election Day Operations" for 2020 — one that had not been available to them for decades: "The consent decree's gone." Clark was referencing a recently lapsed decades-old court order that had barred GOP operatives from a number of voter-intimidation activities after a 1981 lawsuit, when the Republican National Committee was reprimanded for hiring off-duty law enforcement to intimidate voters at polling places in minority communities. As part of that decision, Republicans had to obtain advance approval for any further "ballot security" measures at the polls. : But a federal judge...
    Threats and violence were reported at several political demonstrations over the weekend: Woodinville, Wash. A man in a Trump baseball hat pulled out a handgun during a confrontation with counter-protesters at a rally supporting the president Saturday in a Seattle suburb. Someone had flung a bucket of liquid at the man as he walked by the anti-Trump demonstrators, Sgt. Ryan Abbott of the King County Sheriff’s Office told the Seattle Times. Video of the incident shows the man brandishing a handgun before a woman pushes him away and someone shouts, “It’s water, you snowflake!” The man said his eyes were burning after he was splashed, and police said they would attempt to confirm what was in the bucket. — Associated Press Manhattan and Brooklyn: Skirmishes broke out between supporters and opponents of President Trump as a “Jews For Trump” convoy of hundreds of cars draped with American flags and Trump...
    Facebook is planning for the possibility of 'civil unrest' in the days following next month's election and has set up teams whose role it will be to calm any 'election-related conflict' in the U.S. The emergency measures being considered, which have previously been employed in Sri Lanka and Myanmar, include a deliberate slowing of the spread of viral content as well as lowering the bar for suppressing potentially inflammatory posts. Although there will be no obvious difference to users on the site on a daily basis, the company is able to deploy various internal tools which can push 'at risk' material lower down people's feed or block or removing links altogether.  Facebook will use internal tools to slow the spread of viral content and suppress potentially inflammatory posts in the aftermath of the election. Pictured, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg The company might also consider lowering the threshold for...
    Seven people fell victim to gun violence in New York City Saturday and Sunday, according to cops. Gotham’s most recent shooting came shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday when a 29-year-old man was shot once in the abdomen on East 187th Street in the Bronx by an unknown assailant, police sources said. The victim was described as “highly uncooperative” by investigators. On Saturday, a 27-year-old man was hit in the chest and back in front of 108-02 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in Jamaica shortly before 10 p.m. and taken to Jamaica Hospital with life-threatening injuries, the sources said. Police said there were no suspects in the shooting. Earlier Saturday, a 20-year-old tourist from Indiana who was shot and killed while making skateboarding videos with friends in Bushwick around 2:30 a.m. Ethan Williams was shot in the chest near the Airbnb where he was staying and rushed to Wyckoff Heights Medical...
    Field reports from Los Angeles police commanders at protests across the city this summer indicate that between 6% and 7% resulted in violence, destruction or serious uses of force by police, according to the LAPD. The vast majority of events during the period reviewed — May 25 to July 31 — were peaceful. That is one finding that will be reflected in a forthcoming “after-action report” by the LAPD on its handling of the summer gatherings, officials said. “The majority of our protests and demonstrations have been peaceful,” LAPD Chief Michel Moore said after first mentioning the findings during a Tuesday meeting of the Police Commission. Asked for more information on the issue, LAPD spokesman Josh Rubenstein said the figures were “an estimate made from a review of daily reports and field reports from incident commanders during the protests, and not from one single source document.” Rubenstein...
    A petroleum tanker truck driver who sped into a crowd of more than 1,000 protesters on May 31 has been charged with one felony count of threats of violence and a gross misdemeanor count of criminal vehicular operation.  Bogdan Vechirko, 35, claims he 'panicked' when he hurtled towards the demonstrators on the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota as they made their way from the US Bank Stadium. But prosecutors argue the man from Otsego entered the bridge over the Mississippi River from the south at a 'high rate of speed' and wanted to scare people out of the way. They point out that he didn't stop driving until someone stumbled and fell in front of the vehicle. Bogdan Vechirko, 35, who sped into a crowd of more than 1,000 protesters on May 31 has been charged with one felony count of threats of violence and a...
    A Trump supporter looks on during clashes between the Alt-Right Proud Boy group and Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Oregon on August 22, 2020. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images Cities that have been hit hard by protest-related violence this year are preparing for it to get worse as the election approaches.  Portland, Oregon, has already seen attempts to disrupt election activity and is preparing law enforcement for increased unrest the week of Nov. 3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, hasn't had any direct threats of violence yet, but the city is preparing for "different scenarios," a spokesman told Insider.  Officials in Lansing, Michigan, which has seen a number of armed-protests from people calling for the state to reopen amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, are preparing for "any situation(s) if they arise." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. For the last six months, Portland, Oregon, has been an epicenter of nightly unrest...
    The NYPD is training every day and deploying hundreds of extra cops as it braces for Election Day and its aftermath, amid fears riots and protests could break out after the results are announced. In a press conference Tuesday, Chief Terence Monahan insisted that they had received 'no credible threat' for voting day in New York City. He added that police had been dealing with protests all summer and were ready to handle any post-Election Day demonstrations. But while he downplayed concerns surrounding the potential for violence after the election - as well as fears that Donald Trump supporters may have heeded the president's advice and turn up at polling stations to watch citizens vote - he conceded that the department was ramping up its training. 'We're more prepared, we've done more training,' said Monahan, who led the briefing that streamed live on Periscope.  Chuck Wexler, executive director of the Police...
    Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore predicted Tuesday that the city will see more than 300 homicides this year — a grisly milestone not reached in L.A. in more than a decade. Moore said there had been 266 homicides in the city as of Saturday, representing a nearly 25% increase over the same period last year and surpassing the total number of homicides in all of 2019, when there were 253 killings in the city, and 2018, when there were 260 total killings. Speaking during a virtual meeting of the Police Commission, Moore called the pace of violence in 2020 a “terrible loss” and an “erosion” of progress that had been made reducing gun violence in the city in recent years. The last time the city broke 300 homicides was in 2009, when there were 312 killings in the city. In previous decades, the city saw significantly more killings....
    Many of the people arrested are young suburban adults from the very neighborhoods Trump vows to protect. Donald Trump portrays the hundreds of people arrested nationwide in protests against racial injustice as violent urban left-wing radicals. But an Associated Press review of thousands of pages of court documents tell a different story. Very few of those charged appear to be affiliated with highly organized extremist groups, and many are young suburban adults from the very neighborhoods Trump vows to protect from the violence in his reelection push to win support from the suburbs. Attorney General William Barr has urged his prosecutors to bring federal charges on protesters who cause violence and has suggested that rarely used sedition charges could apply. And the Department of Justice has pushed for detention even as prisons across the U.S. were releasing high-risk inmates because...
    Supporters of President Donald Trump hold up their phones with messages referring to the QAnon conspiracy theory at a campaign rally at Las Vegas Convention Center on February 21, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mario Tama/Getty Images QAnon, the conspiracy theory movement, has been linked to several alleged criminal acts.  Believers in QAnon claim that President Donald Trump is the country's savior from a cabal of powerful figures involved in nefarious activities like child trafficking.  Despite Trump's claim that QAnon supporters "love our country," many have been convicted or accused of crimes involving kidnapping, murder, and violence.  The FBI has warned that QAnon may become a domestic terrorism threat.  Here are all of the crimes QAnon-linked people have been convicted or accused of so far. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. On August 19, President Donald Trump praised believers of QAnon — a movement based on the unfounded...
    Curtis White October 17, 2020 6:00PM (UTC) Running after pleasure, Thoughtless, careless As a boy Chasing a bird. He ruins his people. —Aeschylus In the popular imagination, the Buddhist concept of karma is about personal decisions that create good or bad consequences: the actions of an individual influence the future of that individual. We say, "Don't do that, it's bad karma." But there is also a karma of the collective, a communal karma. Karma is the forms and conditions already present in the world in which we were born. To be born into a racist/evangelical/gun-crazy/truck-driving community makes it extremely likely that you will be to some degree a racist/evangelical/gun-crazy/truck-driving individual. Similarly, being born into the moneyed, privileged world inhabited by the beautiful elite is likely to lead to the assumption that their abundant lives are just how things are and should be; after all, they're so beautiful, and so...
    For Rennie Davis, the release of Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 — which started streaming on Netflix on Friday — is well-timed, though he has reservations about the film’s authenticity. Davis himself was one of the seven — a primary organizer of the 1968 demonstration at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago that sparked the charges against the defendants — and, with the rest, stood trial for five and a half months in 1969. “The first thing I felt was the perfection of Sorkin and DreamWorks’ timing,” says Davis, who now lives in Longmont. “There’s such a parallel between what happened in ’68 and what’s happening now with the election days away, and so many people panicking that it may be the last. It’s just beautiful timing, and I really support the film in that sense.” In August 1968, thousands of protesters converged on Chicago....