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    A New Jersey police officer told "Fox & Friends First" on Wednesday that she was "devastated" after she was fired over a Facebook post where she called Black Lives Matter protesters "terrorists." Former Hopewell Township police officer Sara Erwin explained what prompted her to write the post that she said led to her losing her job.  A second officer, Sgt. Mandy Gray, who appeared with Erwin on the show, was suspended and demoted for liking the June 2020 post. Both Erwin and Gray each have 20 years of experience, according to their attorney Frank Crivelli, who argued their treatment was unjust and excessively harsh.  Gray was the first female officer hired in Hopewell Township and became the first female sergeant when she was promoted in 2019, NJ.com reported, noting that she will lose the rank in the demotion. Erwin noted on Wednesday that she wrote the Facebook post during a lot of "turmoil" that...
    A New Jersey town fired a veteran officer on Monday after she called Black Lives Matter demonstrators "terrorists" on Facebook and suspended another officer on the force for commenting on the post. Hopewell Township unanimously voted to terminate Sara Erwin and demote Sgt. Mandy Gray, who is now serving a suspension, due to a June 2020 social media post that went up during the height of riots and protests that followed the death of George Floyd. Both law enforcement personnel accrued over 20 years on the force. “Last night as I left for work I had my two kids crying for me not to go to work," the Facebook post, authored by Erwin, read, according to NJ.com. "I don’t think I’ve ever felt the way I did last night. And then I watched people I know and others I care about going into harms way. I love my...
    The Rochester Public Schools Board in Minnesota approved Black Lives Matter messaging under protected “government speech,” which officials say protects the school from being held liable for allowing those views while not allowing dissenting opinions. “[By] adopting the messages that you’re adopting as government speech, you’re saying these are the messages that we’re communicating as a school district, and by doing that, we’re not also creating a forum to allow other types of speech to enter the forum,” the school board’s attorney, John Edison, said. The phrases "brown lives matter," "indigenous lives matter, "stop Asian hate,” and the pride flag are now also considered government speech. Under government speech, “it is the government itself that is speaking … it can control what that message is. So, you don’t have the same issue [of] people coming forward and saying that by expressing a certain message you have to allow others to...
    The International Olympic Committee announced that Black Lives Matter apparel is banned at the Summer Olympics. While the phrase “Black Lives Matter” will be banned from athletes’ apparel, other slogans and words such as “peace,” “respect,” “solidarity,” “inclusion,” and “equality” will be allowed. Athletes could also face punishment if they violate the rule, with the committee saying it would review such violations on a case-by-case basis. The committee said last month that athletes will not be allowed to protest during competitions as part of its long-standing ban on “demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda.” BAN ON SOCIAL JUSTICE PROTESTS DURING OLYMPIC COMPETITION AND MEDAL CEREMONY UPHELD BY COMMITTEE “The IOC AC is very concerned about the risk of politicisation of the athletes and the risk that athletes may be put under external pressure,” the IOC said in a statement in April. “It is important to protect athletes from the...
    One of the jurors who convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of murder defended a picture of himself wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt during a protest in 2020. Brandon Mitchell was seen wearing a T-shirt featuring an image of Martin Luther King Jr. that read, "Get your knee off our necks | BLM," during a March on Washington event on Aug. 28, 2020. Mitchell, one of the 12 jurors who found Chauvin guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter on April 21, previously answered "no" to a pair of jury selection questions that may have ruled out his involvement in the case, according to the Star Tribune. The first question asked, "Did you, or someone close to you, participate in any of the demonstrations or marches against police brutality that took place in Minneapolis after George Floyd's death?" CHAUVIN TRIAL JUROR SAYS 'RACIAL...
    Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) said Sunday that America is “racist AF” which is why “a national movement” was kickstarted “to save Black lives.” “Our communities wouldn’t have needed to spark a national movement to save Black lives if America weren’t racist AF,” Bush wrote online, just two days after she praised a “historic” vote to defund the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department: Our communities wouldn’t have needed to spark a national movement to save Black lives if America weren’t racist AF. — Cori Bush (@CoriBush) May 2, 2021 Bush, who made repeated calls to defund the police, said late last month during an appearance on ABC’s “The View” that she is working to “defund our police departments.” “My push is that we defund our police departments,” Bush said. “I know people don’t want to hear [it and will say], ‘Oh, we don’t want to talk about defunding.'” “I’m saying demilitarize,” she added,...
    A one-time Black Lives Matter movement leader in Iowa City was arrested after allegedly lying to authorities about a killing that took place in his apartment. Mazin M. Mohamedali, 20, was arrested Saturday and faces one count of accessory after the fact. NEW JERSEY TEACHER SUSPENDED AFTER CALLING GEORGE FLOYD A ‘CRIMINAL’ IN RANT DIRECTED AT STUDENTS Police reported that Mohamedali, who previously identified himself as a leader of a racial justice group called the Iowa Freedom Riders leader, knew that 19-year-old Quincy Russom had been killed in his Iowa apartment on Feb. 12 during a suspected robbery but waited to call 911. Police also said that he gave false descriptions of people involved with Russom’s death, lied during questioning, and withheld information that would have more quickly led them to the suspect behind the killing, Sammy Hamed. A criminal complaint also asserted that Mohamedali deleted his call...
    (CNN)Four people were arrested at a Black Lives Matter march in Louisville, Kentucky, according to police, shortly after the Kentucky Derby was held at Churchill Downs a few miles away.Two men and two women were arrested, according to the Louisville Metro Police Department. Police did not provide the names of those arrested or the charges against them.Police live-streamed videos from the scene on Facebook, which show demonstrators marching and carrying Black Lives Matter banners. During one arrest, police carried one handcuffed woman as demonstrators objected. A police officer said the woman refused to walk on her own.Over the last year, activists in Louisville have protested and demanded justice for the police killing of Breonna Taylor, including at last September's Kentucky Derby. The 26-year-old emergency room technician was shot and killed by Louisville police officers in her apartment during a botched police raid in March 2020.One year later, Breonna Taylors mother...
    An Oklahoma state Republican representative on Thursday garnered outrage from fellow lawmakers for comparing the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement to the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).  The comment occurred during discussions regarding an Oklahoma House bill that would ban "critical race theory" at state college and universities as well as other designated topics on sex and race. Rep. Justin Humphrey (R) said the KKK, the centuries-old white supremacist group, was “terrible.”  “Everybody agrees on this floor that they have burned, that they have threatened, that they have destroyed, that's what they're famous for,” he added.  Humphrey then asked the education bill’s co-author, GOP state Rep. Kevin West if he would “agree that when people burn, threaten, kill, intimidate, that they are a terrorist group, and that Black Lives Matter meet that same description?” The comment was met with audible gasps from some other lawmakers, before West responded, “I would agree.”  Democratic...
    Activists and critics argue that the phrase “Blue Lives Matter” is offensive and even racist. “No one is born ‘blue’ or destined to be a police officer at birth,” wrote the daughter of a black female cop. “It’s a choice — and a noble one. People are born Black and they’re affected by that fact every day. Their skin is not a uniform they can take off when their shift’s over.” But pro-police advocates say that Blue Lives Matter is merely a defense of police officers who put themselves in harm’s way on a daily basis to fight crime.  “The phrase just means that the lives of law enforcement officers matter,” National Association of Police Organizations Executive Director William J. Johnson said. “That’s all it means.” Activists and critics argue that “Blue Lives Matter” is offensive and even racist, but pro-police advocates say the phrase is intended to...
    NORTH READING (CBS) – Voters in North Reading are upset someone is circulating anonymous campaign fliers targeting the town’s select board and school committee elections next week. One of the fliers challenges what is being taught in the town’s classrooms and it advocates to vote for write-in candidates who will focus less on Black Lives Matter. READ MORE: Cape Cod Businesses Struggling To Find Workers To Meet Surge In Demand “I think it’s really hateful,” said North Reading resident Jackson James Looper. “They’re trying to say that because of this poster, this Black Lives Matter poster, that kids aren’t learning real American history.” Another flier highlights the phrase “fact-based critical thinking”. Right next to it says “not critical race theory.” One of the anonymous fliers being spread around in North Reading.(WBZ-TV) “It’s the fear-based messaging,” said Looper. Select Board Member Steve O’Leary says the fliers are going to registered Republicans....
    Some prominent liberal groups, including Black Lives Matter and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), haven't weighed in on the "Uncle Tim" Twitter insults lobbed at Sen. Tim Scott Wednesday night. Scott, R-S.C., the only Black Republican in the Senate, delivered Republicans' response to President Biden's address to a joint session of Congress. The senator, who is behind a push for police reform legislation and had a bill on the issue blocked via filibuster by Senate Democrats last year, made headlines by declaring "America is not a racist country." "I've also experienced a different kind of intolerance," Scott also said. "I get called Uncle Tom and the N-word by progressives, by liberals. Just last week, a national newspaper suggested my family's poverty was actually a privilege." TIM SCOTT RESPONDS TO 'STUNNING' ASSAULT FROM LEFT: 'THEY'RE LITERALLY ATTACKING THE COLOR OF MY SKIN' Those comments and other elements of...
    EAST ORANGE, New Jersey -- The winds of time make a Black Lives Matter mural stand out in New Jersey.The massive size and scope of the mural are filled with vibrancy, boldness, and hope.A group of 16 local artists each painted one letter with acrylic, displayed their talent.It was a grueling labor of love working on the ground for hours, bringing the 20,000-square foot message to life.It was all worth the back-bending brush strokes to inspire others to stand up and speak out.Cynthia Vaughn's work is based on the pigmentation of African Americans, which runs through many shades of brown, and people facing many human conditions.The mural will be on public display starting Sunday, but it is already getting the attention of anyone who passes by.
    THE Black Lives Matter movement is a "cultural" virus in the United States, according to conservative pastor EW Jackson. Jackson appeared on radio show The Awakening and said, “Covid is a medical problem and a disease problem that is going to run its course.” 3Pastor EW Jackson thinks Black Lives Matter could "infect" the culture of the United States.Credit: @ewjacksonsr/Twitter “I think Black Lives Matter could so infect the culture of our country, so divide us racially that it could take a generation to undo the damage they are doing.” The black pastor also criticized Black Lives Matter for having different reactions to shootings that involved police officers and claimed criticism of law enforcement might make some officers leave the police force, according to Newsweek. Jackson also said the organization is “out of sync with the word of God” and doesn’t actually care about the people they advocate for. Specifically,...
                        BlackLivesMatter.org screenshotBlack Lives Matter’s official page on the death of Ma’Khia Bryant, who was fatally shot by a Columbus Police officer last week, is noticeably devoid of details regarding the incident. “At the exact same time the verdict of Derek Chauvin was being read for murdering George Floyd, police wasted no time in senselessly taking another Black child,” the page says. It says that Bryant “called the police for help,” and that her life was “stolen with no regard.” But that is not what happened. Video of the incident shows Officer Nicholas Reardon showing up on the scene just seconds before a curse-laden rant from Bryant, who then attempted to plunge a large knife into the body of another girl: In new video, Makhia Bryant can be heard screaming “I’m gonna stab the fuck out of you, bitch,”...
    DIVERSITY’S Black Lives Matter-themed routine on Britain’s Got Talent is nominated for a Bafta. The daring performance was Ofcom’s most complained about item in a decade, but that hasn’t stopped it making the academy’s shortlist of highlights for the past year. 6Diversity’s Black Lives Matter dance on Britain’s Got Talent has been nominated for BAFTA TV Awards’ Must-see moment of 2020Credit: ITV Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment Award sees Diversity going up against five other standout telly scenes, with the winner chosen by a public vote. A TV insider said: “After more than 25,000 people complained about the BGT performance to Ofcom, it will be interesting to see how many supporters of Diversity’s routine’s turn out to vote. “An award in this category is particularly coveted because it is decided by viewers at home. But it faces some stiff competition. “And winning in this section isn’t just about being the...
    Twitter, Facebook, and Netflix moguls have reportedly donated more than $7.5 million to non-profits controlled by Marxist Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors, who has helped them lobby to control the internet via “net neutrality,” while the tech giants censor her online critics. Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and the wife of Netflix’s billionaire CEO Reed Hastings, Patricia Ann Quillin, all donated generously to a PAC and charities controlled by Khan-Cullors, according to a report by the New York Post. Moskovitz and his wife Cari Tuna contributed more than 5.5 million to Khan-Cullors’ groups through their Open Philanthropy and Good Ventures non-profits between 2017 and 2020. While Moscovitz left Facebook in 2008, he still has a two percent stake in the company, which accounts for nearly $20 billion of his net worth, according to a report by Forbes. Dorsey donated $1.5 million in 2020 through his #startsmall philanthropy initiative to Black Lives Matter and M4BL, a coalition...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A gathering of Black Lives Matter activists and supporters in the Fairfax District Sunday was held to continue the cries for social justice, for defunding police and for fighting against systemic racism. The demonstration comes on the heals of the conviction of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, a case that sparked nationwide protests last summer. Many of the demonstrators at the Fairfax District rally say that conviction is only a first step in a very long journey. READ MORE: Woman Abandoned At Birth Reunites With Long-Lost Siblings In Fontana “The conversation is still ongoing and just because we have this little bit of victory, we can’t get comfortable. We can’t get complacent. We have to continue showing up,” Jennifer Turner, a demonstrator, told CBSLA. “…we have to continue showing the world that we’re going to keep this up...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A gathering of Black Lives Matter activists and supporters in the Fairfax District Sunday was held to continue the cries for social justice, for defunding police and for fighting against systemic racism. The demonstration comes on the heals of the conviction of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, a case that sparked nationwide protests last summer. Many of the demonstrators at the Fairfax District rally say that conviction is only a first step in a very long journey. READ MORE: Search Continues For Gunman In La Puente Shooting That Claimed Life Of 26-Year-Old Man “The conversation is still ongoing and just because we have this little bit of victory, we can’t get comfortable. We can’t get complacent. We have to continue showing up,” Jennifer Turner, a demonstrator, told CBSLA. “…we have to continue showing the world that we’re going...
    Civil rights veterans see hope for future in Black Lives Matter
    The Mayor of Portland says he is determined to reclaim the city from the 'anarchistic mob' that has inflicted 'criminal intimidation and violence' on its streets over the past year.  Mayor Ted Wheeler called on the pubic to help him identify the people responsible for the rioting and destruction Portland so he could 'unmask them, arrest them and prosecute them.' In a news conference on Friday addressing continuing violence in the city, Wheeler praised BLM leaders for showing 'the courage to stand up to this mob' and said that all Portland residents should do the same. 'Together we can make a stand… and take our city back,' he added.  Police chase demonstrators after a riot was declared during a protest against the killing of Daunte Wright on April 12. The Mayor of Portland says he is determined to reclaim the city from the 'anarchistic mob' that has inflicted 'criminal intimidation and...
    BLACK Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has called for the abolition of the entire criminal justice system in the America following the conviction of Derek Chauvin. White cop Chauvin faces up to 75 years in jail after he murdered black man George Floyd by kneeling on his neck - with him being convicted in a landmark case that sparked international outrage. 4Black Lives Matter protests swept the world calling for equality and an end to racial injusticeCredit: Getty Cullors hailed the verdict as a "victory in accountability" - but said Floyd's murder and the recent shooting of Ma'Khia Bryant prove the criminal justice system is "broken". The activist, who set up BLM with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi back in 2013, told her 371,000 followers on Instagram that now was the time to "fight for more". She said she envisions an America where there are "no jails or prisons of surveillance"....
    Jack Davis, The Western Journal April 23, 2021 0 Comments A century-old monument was vandalized and police officers were attacked Thursday night in New York City as a Black Lives Matter demonstration devolved into chaos. The USS Maine National Monument in Central Park was defaced and six people were arrested, according to the New York Post. A group of as many as 300 people, according to one Twitter site that monitors New York protests, marched with a banner demanding justice for Ma’Khia Bryant, the 16-year-old girl killed by Columbus, Ohio, police while she was attacking another girl with a knife. Between 250 and 300 protesters are marching West on Christopher St. from Stonewall. They carry a banner that reads “Justice for Ma’Khia Bryant.” Bryant, 16, was shot by police in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday. Heavy police presence. pic.twitter.com/G7zf66h7tm — PROTEST_NYC (@protest_nyc) April 23, 2021 The protest and vandalism...
    A protest at an entrance to Central Park in Manhattan Thursday night escalated into a brawl between police and Black Trans Lives Matter activists amid a series of weekly “Stonewall Protests.” Multiple monuments were graffitied prior to the violent incident. Red paint meant to resemble blood was thrown on a Christopher Columbus statue late Thursday at a highly patrolled section of Central Park during the protest action, the Daily Mail reports. Protesters then moved on to tag the nearby monument for the USS Maine before “coming to blows” with NYPD officers working to control the scene, according to the report. As of Friday morning, at least two protesters were incarcerated though street footage shoes multiple officers wearing zip ties on their vests meant for quick apprehensions. The identities or charging details of the two in custody remain undisclosed as of press time. Several video capturing the apparent brawl were shared...
    The controversial activist group Black Lives Matter criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Wednesday after the speaker thanked George Floyd for “sacrificing” his life for justice, calling her remarks “so damn disrespectful.” “This is so damn disrespectful. George Floyd didn’t choose to die @speakerpelosi. He was murdered by a killer cop operating through white supremacy,” the official Black Lives Matter Twitter account, which has one million followers, remarked. “There isn’t justice here”: This is so damn disrespectful. George Floyd didn’t choose to die @speakerpelosi. He was murdered by a killer cop operating through white supremacy. There isn’t justice here. https://t.co/gNZQu3nzXg — Black Lives Matter (@Blklivesmatter) April 21, 2021 The sharp retort followed Pelosi’s reaction to former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin being found guilty on all charges he faced: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. The 81-year-old speaker reacted to the verdict alongside the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), thanking...
    John Miles, of South Carolina, is shown on witness video ranting that all lives matter at a grocery store on April 9 in South Carolina. A former drill sergeant leader in the U.S. Army was caught on camera in a racist rant proclaiming “Black lives don't f---ing matter.” The slight that sent John Miles—initially identified by local newspaper Sumter Item—into the fit of rage was reportedly a grocery store clerk refusing to sell alcohol to him. “John Walter Miles, 27, of Sumter, was shopping with his girlfriend when the disturbance happened,” the Sumter Police Department said in a statement on Facebook Thursday. “Based on information gathered in the case, Miles became irate after a clerk refused to sell alcohol to the couple. “Miles is charged with aggravated breach of peace and trespassing. He was booked at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center. An investigation is continuing.” x Facebook Content The...
                      by Andrew Trunsky  Mark McCloskey, the St. Louis lawyer who brandished his assault rifle at Black Lives Matter protesters as they marched through his neighborhood, floated a bid for Missouri’s open Senate seat. “I can confirm that it’s a consideration, yes,” McCloskey told Politico Tuesday evening, adding that he had no official timeline for announcing his decision. He did, however, speak on Saturday at a GOP dinner in Jackson County, with former Gov. Eric Greitens and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt in attendance. Both have already announced their candidacies to succeed Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt, who announced his retirement in March. McCloskey and his wife, Patricia, gained national attention almost overnight after waving their guns at protesters as they marched to the house of former St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson in June 2020. Images of them standing outside their mansion went viral instantly, and they were...
    Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests “correlate with a 10 percent increase in murders in the areas that” experienced protests, according to a study reported by the left-leaning website Vox. The Vox report detailed a non-peer-reviewed study by University of Massachusetts Amherst Ph.D. student Travis Campbell which found that BLM protests tended to correlate with a reduction in police killings and an increase in the murder rate in cities where protests occurred. Vox reports: There’s long been a fierce debate about the effect of Black Lives Matter protests on the lethal use of force by police. A new study, one of the first to make a rigorous academic attempt to answer that question, found that the protests have had a notable impact on police killings. For every 4,000 people who participated in a Black Lives Matter protest between 2014 and 2019, police killed one less person. [Emphasis added] … From 2014...
    The organization that oversees the annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony removed a 44-year member and former president after he shared an article that called the Black Lives Matter organization racist. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association removed Philip Berk this week for sharing an article via email that called Black Lives Matter a “racist hate movement” and said it is "carrying on [Charles] Manson's work." “Effective immediately, Phil Berk is no longer a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association,” the group said in a Tuesday statement, according to the Los Angeles Times. EARLY 2021 GOLDEN GLOBES VIEWERSHIP NUMBERS DOWN 60% FROM LAST YEAR Berk, 88, reportedly sent the email to association members and staff, as well as the group’s general counsel and chief operating officer, Gregory Goeckner, the outlet reported on Sunday. The article in the email took issue with Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors reportedly buying a...
    In left-wing Hollywood, even sharing a negative article about Black Lives Matter is now enough to get you cancelled. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association  (HFPA)– which organizes the annual Golden Globes awards — has expelled one of its long-standing members after he reportedly emailed colleagues an article from a conservative publication that described Black Lives Matter as “a racist hate movement.” Philip Berk is an eight-term past president of the Globes organization and a 44-year member. “Effective immediately, Phil Berk is no longer a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association,” the HFPA’s board said in a statement released Tuesday. The move comes after the Los Angeles Times reported on a leaked email from Berk in which he shared the article, which also described BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors as a “self-proclaimed ‘trained Marxist.’” The L.A. Times identified the article as coming from Frontpage, the conservative news site run by the conservative David Horowitz...
    Loading the player... A former president of the organization that hosts the Golden Globes has been dropped from the group’s board after sending an email that called Black Lives Matter a “hate movement.” The Hollywood Foreign Press Association board said in an email Tuesday that Phil Berk is no longer a member of the organization. The decision comes hours after NBC — which telecasts the Globes — condemned Berk’s actions and called for his “immediate expulsion.” The show’s producer, dick clark productions, also demanded for Berk’s removal. Berk, an eight-term association president, fell under heavy scrutiny after he sent an email Sunday criticizing Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors. The South African-born Berk shared an article that called Black Lives Matter a “racist hate movement” and described Cullors as a “self-proclaimed trained Marxist,” according to a report from the Los Angeles Times. Philip Berk speaks during the Hollywood Foreign Press...
    More On: black lives matter Dine and brash: BLM protesters wreak havoc at Brooklyn restaurant, tell diners to ‘stay the f–k outta’ NYC Gun-toting lawyer who pointed rifle at BLM protesters mulls political career Minnesota AG Keith Ellison on Derek Chauvin verdict: ‘The first step toward justice’ Letters to the Editor — April 21, 2021 A white lecturer at a college in upstate New York is under probe by the school — because she told students she was “sick” of talking about the Black Lives Matter movement. A video posted to Instagram on Monday was recorded in the fall during a video conference call for a writing course at SUNY Buffalo State College, the Buffalo News reported Tuesday. “This is me, but speaking honestly, and you guys have to respond honestly with what you think, with what you feel about this,” said the part-time lecturer, identified by a student...
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    Mark McCloskey, the St. Louis lawyer who brandished his assault rifle at Black Lives Matter protesters as they marched through his neighborhood, floated a bid for Missouri’s open Senate seat. “I can confirm that it’s a consideration, yes,” McCloskey told Politico Tuesday evening, adding that he had no official timeline for announcing his decision. He did, however, speak on Saturday at a GOP dinner in Jackson County, with former Gov. Eric Greitens and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt in attendance. Both have already announced their candidacies to succeed Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt, who announced his retirement in March. Patricia McCloskey and her husband Mark McCloskey draw their firearms on protestors, including a man who holds a video camera and microphone, as they enter their neighborhood during a protest against St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. June 28, 2020. [REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant]McCloskey and his wife, Patricia, gained...
    Mark McCloskey, the St. Louis lawyer who infamously pointed a gun at Black Lives Matter protesters last year alongside his wife, is considering a run for Senate. Politico reports that McCloskey recently spoke at a Jackson County GOP dinner that was attended by former Governor Eric Greitens and state Attorney General Eric Schmitt. Both officials have announced their intention to run for Roy Blunt’s (R) senate seat once he retires, and even though McCloskey didn’t have a timeline for getting into the race, he told Politico he’s weighing the possibility of his entry. “I can confirm that it’s a consideration, yes,” he said. McCloskey and his wife, Patricia, drew significant media attention last year when they armed themselves to defend their mansion while people nearby were protesting the murder of George Floyd. The couple was indicted on charges of evidence tampering and the unlawful use of weapons, but they...
    Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton each reacted to Tuesday's verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial. The former president said the jury "made the right decision" in convicting Chauvin, an ex-Minneapolis police officer on murder charges in the death of George Floyd in the city last May. "His tragic death and the evidence at the trial, made painfully clear that we must do much better in recruiting, training, and holding law enforcement accountable to the communities they serve," Clinton wrote in a statement posted to Twitter. "The failure to do so continues to plague America, as we have seen in recent days."  Clinton added that the "color of a person’s skin" is too often a determinative factor in how they are treated in "nearly every aspect of American life."  OBAMAS: DEREK CHAUVIN GUILTY VERDICT 'NECESSARY STEP' TOWARD PROGRESS BUT 'FAR FROM A SUFFICIENT ONE'  "While the...
    Mark McCloskey, who rose to national prominence after he was seen pointing an assault rifle at Black Lives Matter protesters in St. Louis last year, is looking at a possible Senate run in Missouri. McCloskey, a wealthy personal-injury lawyer, said in an interview with Politico that a Senate run is a “consideration.”  McCloskey and his wife, Patricia, garnered attention in 2020 after they were seen waving guns at protesters outside their St. Louis mansion. While the two were indicted on charges of unlawful use of a weapon and evidence tampering, Republicans have raised them up as an example of what they say is a use of firearms in self-defense. In a sign of their prominence in GOP circles, the McCloskeys spoke at last year’s Republican National Convention and were even supported by then-President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse votes to condemn Chinese government over Hong Kong Former Vice President Walter Mondale dies at...
    Loading the player... A judge in Colorado has agreed to resign after using racial slurs from the bench, including the N-word. It was discovered that Colorado District Court Judge Natalie Chase made inappropriate comments regarding Black people and used the N-word. According to the Denver Post, she also used derogatory language to speak about another judge. Chase stepped down Friday and agreed to resign next month officially. According to reports, she did not deny or dispute the number of accusations against her outlined in the court’s order. Read More: Judge revokes bail for Proud Boys leaders involved in Capitol riot Chase of the 18th Judicial District Court was censured on Friday by the Colorado Supreme Court after an investigation by The Denver Post exposed allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment in the courts. She also expressed confusion over why white people cannot say the N-word and countered the Black Lives Matter movement with...
    A Colorado District Judge has resigned after admitting to using a racial slur multiple times in front of court employees, including one who is Black. According to an order issued by the Colorado Supreme Court, the judge, Natalie Chase, not only voiced her opinion on racial issues from the bench but also asked employees to do personal tasks for her during working hours. Multiple employees complained prompting an investigation into Chase’s actions by the Colorado Commission on Judicial Discipline. The order issued Friday publicly censured Chase and accepted her resignation. She “asked the (court employee) questions about why Black people can use the N-word but not white people, and whether it was different if the N-word is said with an 'er' or an 'a' at the end of the word," the order said. "During the conversation, Judge Chase used the full N-word a number of times.” The investigation found that this...
    Support for the Black Lives Matter movement has fallen 10 percentage points since June 2020, while trust in law enforcement has grown 13 percentage points over the same time period. It has grown immensely in political and financial power over the past year — so what’s prompted the drop?
    Left-wing explainer site Vox has repeatedly tweeted out a study finding that Black Lives Matter protests led to approximately 300 fewer homicides by police in areas where they took place between 2014 and 2019 -- but the outlet buried data showing as many as 6,000 more murders in those same areas. Vox reported on PhD student Travis Campbell's research tracking 1,600 BLM protests, which found there were roughly 1,000 to 6,000 more murders in areas that experienced BLM protests, more than offsetting the apparent reduction in police killings. Vox had tweeted out the finding about the reduced police killings at least four times as of Tuesday afternoon, while not mentioning the alarming finding on increased murders. LIBERAL MEDIA DEFENDS, DOWNPLAYS MAXINE WATERS' RHETORIC: 'SHE GIVES IT TO YOU LIKE IT IS!' "We don’t know why BLM protests correlated with an increase in the murder rate, and there’s not a lot of research in this space to help guide...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Black Lives Matter protesters interrupted a news conference while Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva was speaking, prompting a large response from more deputies. (credit: CBS) Villanueva, and several other city officials, were scheduled speak Tuesday morning in support of crime victims in front of the Hall of Justice on Temple Street in Downtown Los Angeles. But when protesters showed up, the group was declared an unlawful assembly and deputies in tactical helmets and carrying crowd control shields were called out to push them off Hall of Justice property. They stood at the top of the Hall of Justice’s steps to keep protesters on Temple Street and away from the news conference. No injuries or arrests have been reported.
    A New Mexico school sent all kids back in person in one day. We followed a teacher to see how it went. Ted Lasso back on Apple TV Plus in July. See the goofy new trailer Britney Spears has come out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, which has divided many of her fans. On April 19, the pop star posted an Instagram picture of a Black man on a bus. The man is holding up a sign that read, "White people have generational wealth. Black people have generational trauma. #WeAreNotTheSame." Britney captioned the image, "Just sayin' ???????????? !!!! She also added the hashtags #BlackLivesMatter and #BLM. View this post on Instagram To no surprise, fans immediately began voicing their opinions in the comments sections of Brit's Instagram — a large portion of the Britney brigade basically said "gimme more," while others vowed to be a...
    Loading the player... Weeks after The Hollywood Foreign Press came under fire for its lack of diversity, an ex-HFPA president is now under fire for calling Black Lives Matter a “hate movement” in an email. Per the Los Angeles Times, former Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Phil Berk sent out an email on Sunday including a post that refers to Black Lives Matter as a hate group, and criticized Patrisse Cullors, a Black Lives Matter co-founder. A general view of the atmosphere at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards Preview Day at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 03, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images) Read More: HFPA snubbed press conferences of Black-led projects Like ‘Bridgerton,’ insiders say The post is reportedly from an article entitled BLM Goes Hollywood on FrontPage Mag. on April 12. Reportedly covering how Cullors recently bought a $1.4-million home, the...
    (CNN) – Colorado District Judge Natalie Chase has resigned after she admitted using a racial slur in front of court employees, voiced her opinion on racial issues from the bench and asked employees to do personal tasks for her during work hours. The Colorado Supreme Court issued an order Friday in which it publicly censured Chase and accepted her resignation. Natalie Chase (credit: Colorado Office of Judicial Evaluation) According to the order, it stemmed from accounts from multiple court employees, cited in the order, given as part of an investigation by the Colorado Commission on Judicial Discipline. READ MORE: Park Hill Residents Cautious About Safe Outdoor Space For Homeless During Public Meeting Chase admitted to using the n-word a number of times in early 2020, according to the order, while driving to Pueblo with two court employees — one of whom is Black. “(She) asked the (court employee) questions about...
    Arapahoe County District Court in Colorado, where Judge Natalie Chase worked. Chris Melzer/picture alliance via Getty Images The Supreme Court of Colorado released an order censuring Judge Natalie T. Chase on Friday. She used the N-word and said "all lives matter" in conversations with Black colleagues, the order said. She has since resigned, the order said. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A white Colorado judge has resigned after making colleagues uncomfortable with her comments on race, including repeatedly using the N-word during a car ride with a Black coworker. The behavior or Natalie T. Chase, a judge in the Arapahoe County District Court, was detailed in a order released by the Supreme Court of Colorado on Friday.—NewsOne (@newsone) April 19, 2021Among the examples outlined in the order was a conversation Chase had while driving her former law clerk and a family court facilitator from an event in...
    Oops, she did it again. Britney Spears is dividing her fans with a post backing Black Lives Matter, with some worrying that it’s proof she’s being “controlled.” The troubled pop songstress shared the divisive image with her almost 30 million followers on Instagram on Monday, the day that jury deliberations started over the ex-cop charged with George Floyd’s murder. It showed a black bus passenger holding a sign with a BLM hashtag reading, “White people have generational wealth. Black people have generational trauma. #WeAreNotTheSame.” “Just sayin’ ???????????? !!!!” Spears wrote, along with the hashtags #BlackLivesMatter and #BLM. It sparked praise among some followers, hailing “woke Britney” and thanking her for speaking up. “Queen of joining the movement!!!!” one follower commented, while fan Michael Tropp told her, “I didn’t think I could love you more!!! Thank you for this. Britney for President!!” But the post was quickly flooded by fans who...
    Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP A former HFPA president attacked Black Lives Matter in a leaked email, the LA Times reported.  Philip Berk called Black Lives Matter a "racist hate movement." Berk also called co-founder Patrisse Cullors "the self-proclaimed 'trained Marxist.'"  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association called Black Lives Matter a "racist hate movement" and described co-founder Patrisse Cullors as "the self-proclaimed 'trained Marxist,'" the Los Angeles Times reported.  Former HFPA president and current member Philip Berk, 88, sent an email to organization members and staff, including general counsel and chief operating officer Gregory Goeckner, attacking Cullors and the BLM movement.  The Times reported that Berk didn't cite any sources in the email but appeared to be referencing an article titled "BLM Goes Hollywood" published on conservative commentator David Horowitz's website last week.  The article attacked Cullors for buying a...
    (CNN)Colorado District Judge Natalie Chase has resigned after she admitted using a racial slur in front of court employees, voiced her opinion on racial issues from the bench and asked employees to do personal tasks for her during work hours. The Colorado Supreme Court issued an order Friday in which it publicly censured Chase and accepted her resignation. According to the order, it stemmed from accounts from multiple court employees, cited in the order, given as part of an investigation by the Colorado Commission on Judicial Discipline.Chase admitted to using the n-word a number of times in early 2020, according to the order, while driving to Pueblo, Colorado, with two court employees -- one of whom is Black.Colorado District Judge Natalie Chase"(She) asked the (court employee) questions about why Black people can use the N-word but not white people, and whether it was different if the N-word is said with...
    April 19, 2021 Press Release Washington D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene filed her resolution (H. Res. 327) to expel Rep. Maxine Waters from Congress for her years of inciting violence, rioting, and a drive-by shooting against National Guardsmen in Minnesota. The case against Democrat Maxine Waters inciting violence and terrorism is extensive and thorough: In the wake of the Rodney King riots in May 1992, Representative Waters said “If you call it a riot, it sounds like it was just a bunch of crazy people who went out and did bad things for no reason. I maintain it was somewhat understandable, if not acceptable. So I call it a rebellion.” On January 27, 2007, Representative Waters told an anti-Iraq war rally “My name is Maxine Waters and I am not afraid of George Bush. My name is Maxine Waters...
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    The families of Michael Brown and Breonna Taylor — two of the iconic victims in the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement — are questioning the funding of the movement, with Taylor’s family calling the Louisville, Kentucky BLM branch a “fraud.” Earlier this month, when the New York Post reported Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors had bought four homes since 2016, New York City area Black Lives Matter leader Hawk Newsome called for “an independent investigation.” Those concerns are now being amplified by other figures within the movement, after Khan-Cullors defended her real estate purchases last week as part of her effort to support her family, and claimed her wealth was not due to the organization itself. The Washington Examiner‘s Joseph Simonson reported Monday: [O]n Thursday, the mother of Breonna Taylor, a black woman killed by police during a raid in March 2020, charged that the movement in her city of Louisville, Kentucky, is...
    Black Lives Matter ignores victims of systemic racism and enriches a select few, so say the families of those killed by the police and many of the group's own activists. Founded in 2013 following the acquittal of George Zimmerman for his role in Trayvon Martin's death, the group has held protests around the country against perceived systemic racism against minorities. Black Lives Matter has sparked global conversations on race and policing and is credited with a number of criminal justice reform efforts. But on Thursday, the mother of Breonna Taylor, a black woman killed by police during a raid in March 2020, charged that the movement in her city of Louisville, Kentucky, is nothing more than a scam. BLACK LIVES MATTER FOUNDATION RAISED MORE THAN $90M IN 2020 "I have never personally dealt with BLM Louisville, and personally have found them to be fraud," Tamika...
    BLM founder Patrisse Cullors held back tears as she recalled the racist and sexist attacks she's endured after her $3million property purchases came to light. Cullors said she felt terrified this week after news of her multi-million dollar real estate purchase surfaced, along with her other properties. 7Patrisse Cullors breaks down during live interviewCredit: The Independent 7Black lives matter protests after George Floyd's deathCredit: Getty 7Black lives matter protests have sparked across the US this week after Daunte Wright shootingCredit: AFP "I’m not just a target of white supremacists, I’m a target because of black lives matter, and these folks have created a much more dangerous situation for me and my family," she said. "These articles have shown the homes I live in and my family lives in. You can reverse image the images and pull up my address." Cullors detailed feeling unsafe in her home and said...
    Pepco will work to make sure the mural is restored when the work is done. WTOP/Kyle Cooper Construction is going on at Black Lives Matter Plaza in D.C. WTOP/Kyle Cooper Pepco has dug up the roadway, taking out part of the mural in order to make the upgrades. The work will last four to six weeks. WTOP/Kyle Cooper The work will take four to six weeks to complete. WTOP/Kyle Cooper Electrical upgrades underneath Black Lives Matter Plaza will take several weeks to complete. WTOP/Kyle Cooper (1/5) Share This Gallery: Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter. Share via email. Print. Underneath the surface of the road at Black Lives Matter Plaza in D.C. are electrical systems that need to be improved and upgraded, which means the plaza and the street-wide high letters are going to be unrecognizable for a while. Pepco...
    A Black Lives Matter co-founder has hit back at people questioning her multimillion-dollar real estate purchases. In an interview with Black News Tonight on Thursday, Patrisse Cullors pushed back against criticisms over the four homes she's bought, totaling over $3 million, in the last five years. JASON WHITLOCK LOCKED OUT OF TWITTER ACCOUNT AFTER CRITICIZING BLACK LIVES MATTER FOUNDER HOME PURCHASE "I have never taken a salary from the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation. And that's important because what the right-wing media is trying to say is, the donations that people have made to Black Lives Matter went toward my spending, and that is categorically untrue and incredibly dangerous," she said. The properties Cullors purchased include a $1.4 million home in Los Angeles. Another was a "custom ranch" in Georgia that sits on 3.2 acres. Cullors added that the money she's made has...
    Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has responded to criticism over her property empire saying it is 'categorically untrue' and 'incredibly dangerous' to suggest she may have used any organization funds for her homes. Cullors described the scrutiny over her $3 million empire of four homes as a 'racist and sexist' attack by the 'right-wing media' in an interview with Marc Lamont Hill for Black News Tonight on Thursday. The 37-year-old, who set up BLM with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi back in 2013, broke down in tears as she revealed she has 'spent the last week with security' after her homes were first pictured in the media.   She also shielded criticism from some on the left who have questioned whether her ownership of four homes contradicts her ideology as a 'trained Marxist' as she said she has invested in the properties to provide for her family and sees her wealth 'as...
    Black Lives Matter protesters reportedly vandalized the home of a soldier charged with allegedly assaulting a black man in South Carolina. “Videos showed a large group holding BLM signs and shouting through a megaphone Wednesday as they stood in the street outside 42-year-old drill sergeant Jonathan Pentland’s home just outside Columbia,” the New York Post reported. In a tweet Wednesday, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department said protests outside the house had turned violent. “The family was removed after it was vandalized. They were moved to another location and the neighborhood is being closed off except to residents. Please stay out of the area,” the post read: The protests at the Pentland home have become violent. The family was removed after it was vandalized. They were moved to another location and the neighborhood is being closed off except to residents. Please stay out of the area — Richland County Sheriffs Dept....
    Self-described "trained Marxist" and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors said her recent home purchasing spree was part of living her life "in direct support to Black people" and decried conservative media coverage as "racist and sexist." In an interview Thursday with left-wing activist Marc Lamont Hill, Cullors pushed back against criticism that her personal politics contradicted her extravagant living. "I think that is a critique that is wanting, and I say that because the way that I live my life is in direct support to Black people, including my Black family members, first and foremost," she said. "For so many Black folks who are able to invest in themselves and their community, they choose to invest in their family, and that's what I have chosen to do." INSIDE BLM CO-FOUNDER PATRISSE KHAN-CULLORS' MILLION-DOLLAR REAL-ESTATE BUYING BINGE She said she had several family members she financially assisted, including her brother and mother, in addition...
    Facebook prohibited the sharing of a New York Post report on the real estate purchases of Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors. When users attempt to share the article on their Facebook walls, they receive a message saying that the post violates community standards. The social media giant likewise prohibits sharing the article via direct message. The New York Post article details multiple home purchases Khan-Cullors made in Los Angeles and Atlanta. She also reportedly considered buying property at an exclusive resort in the Bahamas. While the article does share photographs of some of the properties, it does not include street addresses. (RELATED: BLM Co-Founder Says Owning 4 Homes Doesn’t Defy Marxist Principles Because Her Family Uses Them) Facebook told the Daily Caller that the Post’s article “was removed for violating our privacy and personal information policy.” “The articles shared multiple details which could identify the residence of one of...
    Patrisse Cullors, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter, told interviewer Marc Lamont Hill on Thursday that there is no contradiction between her radical left-wing politics and owning four homes because she is providing for her extended family. In the interview, on Black News Tonight, Hill asked Cullors (also known as Khan-Cullors, after spouse Janaya Khan) about the truth of reports that she had bought four homes since 2016 — including a $1.4 million compound in the remote Topanga Canyon neighborhood of L.A. and a vacation home with an airplane hangar in Georgia — and that she and her spouse had considered buying exclusive property in the Bahamas also. The reports prompted criticism from within the Black Lives Matter movement, and questions about her source of funds. In case you missed my EXCLUSIVE Black News Tonight interview with Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors, you can view all three parts on YouTube....
    Facebook is preventing users from sharing a New York Post story about how a co-founder of Black Lives Matter spent millions of dollars to buy several homes.  Attempts to share the story Friday morning produced a Facebook error message “Your content couldn’t be shared, because this link goes against our Community Standards.” A Facebook spokesperson told The Hill that the Post story “was removed for violating our privacy and personal information policy.” However, on Thursday night, New York Times’ media columnist Ben Smith posted a tweet with a further explanation for the ban. “Facebook on why it blocked a NY Post article. This all applies to lots of articles on news sites,” Smith tweeted. The explanation included in Smith's tweet said Facebook did not allow people to post confidential information and that it would remove private information including information on a person's residence if it could lead to harm. ...
    FORMER EastEnders star Katie Jarvis allegedly yelled "black lives don't matter" and "I'm a celebrity" during a racist seaside brawl, a court heard today. The actress, 29, was allegedly seen on video having a row with a group of other women outside a bar in Southend, Essex on July 31. 3Former EastEnders star Katie Jarvis allegedly yelled 'black lives don't matter' and 'I'm a celebrity' during a racist seaside brawlCredit: BBC 3The actress was allegedly seen on video having a row with a group of other women outside a bar She is accused of assault, racially aggravated harassment, using threatening words or behaviour, assault by beating a woman and assault by beating an 11-year-old girl. Katie - who played the soap's Hayley Slater - appeared at Southend Magistrates' Court today, dressed in a black coat and wearing a face mask. She said she would plead not guilty, and spoke to confirm...
    Bree Newsome has argued that rioting and looting are 'a legitimate, politically-informed response to state violence' A prominent activist who supports the Black Lives Matter movement has appeared to support violent protests, arguing that rioting and looting are 'a legitimate, politically-informed response to state violence'. Bree Newsome, 35, made the passionate remarks in a series of tweets this week, arguing that police are not limited to non-violence, and that a violent response to injustice can be appropriate and justified. Newsome, a filmmaker and activist on racial justice issues, famously scaled a flagpole at the South Carolina State House to tear down the Confederate battle flag in 2015. Weeks later, lawmakers order the divisive symbol's removal from the grounds. 'I’m definitely in the camp of defending rioting & looting as a legitimate, politically-informed response to state violence,' Newsome said in a tweet on Tuesday. 'I’ve tweeted on this topic many times & I’m...
    Project Veritas continued to cause headaches for CNN on Thursday when it published another secretly recorded video featuring network technical director Charles Chester discussing how his employer manipulates coverage to fit its liberal agenda. "I was trying to do some research on, like, the Asian hate, like the people are getting attacked and whatnot. A bunch of Black men have been attacking Asians. I’m like ‘What are you doing? Like, we are trying to help BLM,’" Chester said in the video. CNN STAFFER ADMITS NETWORK'S FOCUS WAS TO 'GET TRUMP OUT OF OFFICE,' CALLS ITS COVERAGE 'PROPAGANDA' Chester noted that "conservatives" would pounce if it was reported that Black people were the ones committing hate crimes because it wouldn’t coincide with the Black Lives Matter movement. "That’s not good. The optics of that are not good. These little things like that are enough to set back movements," the CNN employee continued while...
    An estimated 100 Black Lives Matter protesters gathered outside the Los Angeles Police Department, with officers wearing riot gear to disperse the group. “LAPD in riot gear squaring off a with a group of about 100 BLM protesters in downtown LA in front of LAPD headquarters. There was a vigil for #DaunteWright earlier, and the protesters knocked over LAPD barricades. More LAPD resources responding now,” Fox Los Angeles reporter Bill Melugin tweeted early Thursday morning, accompanied by a video. BREAKING: LAPD in riot gear squaring off a with a group of about 100 BLM protesters in downtown LA in front of LAPD headquarters. There was a vigil for #DaunteWright earlier, and the protesters knocked over LAPD barricades. More LAPD resources responding now. @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/JTCZsbVdAO— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) April 15, 2021 Riots and protests have spread in cities across the country following the police shooting of Daunte Wright in...
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    New York (CNN)A New Yorker who prosecutors say yelled "I will kill you" at Black Lives Matter protesters and then allegedly drove an SUV onto a sidewalk toward them has been indicted on 39 charges, including nine counts of attempted second-degree murder, the Queens County District Attorney announced Wednesday.No one was injured in the incident in Whitestone, Queens, on June 2, 2020, which allegedly included the man waving a four-bladed glove at protesters.Frank Cavalluzzi, 55, is also charged with nine counts each of attempted assault in the first and second degree, one count of reckless endangerment in the first degree, nine counts of menacing in the second degree, one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree and reckless driving, District Attorney Melinda Katz said in a statement."The defendant in this case became enraged when he spotted Black Lives Matter protesters demonstrating in the neighborhood," Katz said....
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    It’s unfortunate and yet somehow also entirely predictable that the airing of Black Lives Matter’s dirty laundry would happen during the trial of former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin. For years, a small group of activists has been asking what the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation — founded by Californians Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, but now solely run by Cullors — does with the donations it collects to fight racial injustice and police brutality. And in recent months, those questions have become more pointed. They started with the searing footage of Chauvin’s knee jammed against George Floyd’s neck, his Black body pinned to the concrete next to a police cruiser. And the protests. And the reckoning. Then the foundation revealed that it had raised more than $90 million last year, a good chunk of it from corporations and celebrities trying to prove their antiracist bona fides...
    EXCLUSIVE -- Sports writer Jason Whitlock said Twitter's recent decision to lock him out of his account for criticizing Black Lives Matter was part of a wider campaign by Big Tech to target journalists who don't protect pro-China corporate interests."Twitter has limited the growth of my social media following for six or seven years," he told Fox News in an email. "I'm punished and targeted as a message to other sports journalists. Big Tech protects the influencers who promote China's interest." Whitlock said he doesn't participate in the "idolatry of celebrity influencers" like Nike athletes LeBron James and Colin Kaepernick, who he said are "paid to promote anti-American sentiment to strengthen Nike's relationship with China." James is outspoken on domestic issues but has been criticized for his silence on Chinese atrocities, given the NBA's lucrative business interests there. JASON WHITLOCK DEFIANT AFTER TWITTER LOCKS HIM OUT FOR CRITICIZING BLM FOUNDER'S RITZY...
    Black Lives Matter protesters demanded that white people move to the front of a protest to form a human shield while rioters attempted to break down a fence protecting a Brooklyn Center police station. “Get the white people to the front!” a protester can be heard screaming in a video shared by independent journalist Andy Ngo on Twitter. “BLM protesters demand that whites be used as human shields as they gather outside the Brooklyn Center police station. They’ve been trying to break down the fence & are throwing projectiles.” “Get the white people to the front!” #BLM protesters demand that whites be used as human shields as they gather outside the Brooklyn Center police station. They’ve been trying to break down the fence & are throwing projectiles. #antifa pic.twitter.com/2gW7bGK6lq— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 14, 2021 Protests and riots have broken out in the Minneapolis suburb and across the country in...
    Sports journalist Jason Whitlock said he was locked out of his Twitter account after criticizing a Black Lives Matter founder but added that he won’t back down to the tech giant. “BLM is one of Big Tech’s sacred cows. I’ve been harping on the fraudulence and the financial grift of BLM for years. I think Twitter has been looking for an excuse to de-platform me,” Whitlock said. “They want you to remove the tweet to start your 12-hour sentence. Why should I remove the tweet? They have already removed it. I sat back and said I’m going to do nothing and see where this story goes,” he added. Whitlock said he was locked out on Friday after posting a tweet criticizing Marxist Black Lives Matter founder Patrisse Cullors for buying a $1.4 million home in an exclusive Los Angeles neighborhood. BLACK LIVES MATTER ACTIVIST CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION INTO...
    Washington (CNN)A group of right-wing websites and social media personalities, some with hundreds of thousands of followers, claimed that Black Lives Matter protesters "stormed" Iowa's state Capitol last week. Some of them explicitly claimed that the protesters had forced their way into the building. Another suggested that what happened in Des Moines was "exactly" like what had happened at the US Capitol in Washington on January 6.It wasn't. Not even close. Because the Iowa protesters didn't storm the state Capitol. Facts First: Unlike the people who stormed the US Capitol on January 6, the Iowa protesters walked lawfully through security -- getting their belongings scanned and their temperatures checked. The Iowa protesters even had a permit to protest in the building. The building is open to the public anyway. And the protesters did not disrupt legislative proceedings once they were inside.The saga of the imaginary Iowa Capitol-storming offers another...
    Four people arrested during and after Sunday’s opposing rallies near the Huntington Beach pier were in possession of various weapons, authorities said Monday, April 12. In all, Huntington Beach police arrested 12 people in connection with the dueling rallies, which resulted in a number of small fights as some 500 people converged near the pier, most supporting Black Lives Matter and a smaller number there for a “white lives matter” rally, police said. Three people were arrested on suspicion of possessing pepper spray, Lt. Brian Smith said Monday. One of those three was a convicted felon who was prohibited from carrying the spray, while another carried the spray in a backpack along with a knife and a baton. Supporters of Black Lives Matter gathered in Huntington Beach the same day a “White lives” demonstration was scheduled to take place, Sunday, April 11. They vastly outnumbered opposing protesters,...
    CHESTERTON, Ind. (WLS) -- A colorful show of inclusive support filled the sidewalk outside Chesterton Middle School Monday night.Students, flanked by parents and the community, showed up draped in rainbow flags in a deliberate protest to teachers being forced to remove Pride flags and a Black Lives Matter poster from their classrooms.Now, dozens of people let their voices be heard at a school board meeting Monday night in Chesterton, Indiana, and the school district is also responding."People like me are obviously outraged by it because this is, like, who we are and it kind of feels like a personal attack," said Elsa Estridge, an 8th grader at Chesterton middle school.In a statement, the northwest Indiana school district explained:"The Duneland School Corporation is committed to ensuring safe, collaborative and accountable learning environments...Last week, students and parents at Chesterton Middle School expressed concerns regarding items in three classrooms that conflicted with their...
    A prominent sports journalist has been barred from Twitter for the 'crime' of discussing a controversial $1.4 million house, bought by a Black Lives Matter co-founder and self-professed 'trained Marxist'. Jason Whitlock, 53, told DailyMail.com on Monday that Twitter was 'going too far' with their censorship. He explained: 'Twitter locked my account around 4pm Friday,' confirming his account was still blocked.  'They said my account was locked because I revealed personal information about someone.' Whitlock had tweeted his response to new that Patrisse Cullors had purchased a new house, with a link to the popular celebrity real estate website The Dirt, which first reported the details of the property. Cullors, 37, raised eyebrows with her new a three bedroom, three bathroom house in Topanga Canyon, Los Angeles - a largely white district.  'They said I needed to remove the tweet that linked the dirt.com story about Cullors buying a house in Topanga,' said Whitlock.   ...
    President Joe Biden has backtracked on a campaign pledge to establish a police oversight commission as Black Lives Matter riots erupted Sunday in Minnesota following a police shooting. Director of the Domestic Policy Council Susan Rice announced the decision to Politico: Based on close, respectful consultation with partners in the civil rights community, the administration made the considered judgment that a police commission, at this time, would not be the most effective way to deliver on our top priority in this area, which is to sign the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act into law. Rice also said the White House is working on alternative measures with Congress to address police reform by “working with Congress to swiftly enact meaningful police reform that brings profound, urgently needed change.” However, Senate Democrats filibustered police reform legislation presented by Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) in 2020, “blocking an effort at bipartisan reforms in the wake...
    President Joe Biden is reportedly set to nominate a liberal police chief, who criticized Trump-era policies in the past, to lead Customs and Border Protection in the coming days. Biden will reportedly select Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus for the role as the White House continues to come under fire for its handling of the unprecedented surge at the U.S.-Mexico border, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing an administration official. Magnus, one of six new picks by the administration, will need to be confirmed before he assumes his new post. The top law enforcement figure made headlines in 2014 when he stood alongside demonstrators in Richmond, California, and hoisted a sign that read "#Black Lives Matter" during protests over the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two black men killed in officer-involved shootings. At the time, Magnus was the police chief for the city of...
    Black Lives Matter raised fist logo on 26th November 2020 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Mike Kemp/In Pictures via Getty Images A Minnesota city is giving the owner of a "Black Lives Matter" mural until Thursday to take it down.  The 75-foot mural in West St. Paul depicts activist Kimetha Johnson, The New York Times reported.  Officials said the mural violated city ordinances that deal with fences and prohibited signs.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A Minneapolis city is giving the owner of a 75-foot Black Lives Matter mural until Thursday to remove it or face fines, The New York Times reported.  The mural, on a fence by a busy intersection in West St. Paul, depicts Kimetha Johnson, an activist who last year became the first Black mayoral candidate for the city. "I am totally saddened," Johnson told the Times. "It's an awesome piece of art. The message...
    Loading the player... Planned “White Lives Matter” rallies in major cities throughout the country on Sunday turned out to be a flop as hardly anyone showed up to the events. Instead, anti-racist and anti-fascist counterprotesters emerged in significant numbers, essentially drowning out the few protesters who appeared. In the shoreside California city of Huntington Beach, for example, hundreds of counterprotesters, media and bystanders appeared shouting “Black lives matter” and “unity and community,” NBC reports. 15 minutes until the White Lives Matter protest supposedly shows up at Huntington Beach. Counter protestors have assembled in front of the pier. pic.twitter.com/wspTBtJcdo — Gabriel Fuente (@gabefuente) April 11, 2021 Organized by the Loyal White Knights, the initial “White Lives Matter” event was scheduled for 1 p.m. California time, but it also attracted the attention of local groups like Black Lives Matter Huntington Beach, who planned the counterdemonstration hours earlier at Pier Plaza, reports...
    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Huntington Beach police declared an unlawful assembly near the pier Sunday afternoon after an unruly crowd formed during an event billed as a "White Lives Matter" rally.It was unclear who advertised or organized the event, but it appeared there were far more counter-protesters in the crowd, particularly representing Black Lives Matter.There were some scuffles in the crowd and a few incidents involving police officers.At 2:36 p.m. the Huntington Beach Police Department declared an unlawful assembly in the area of 5th Street and Walnut Avenue about a block from the pier "in order to disperse an unruly crowd."Members of the public were being asked to leave the area.RELATED: KKK fliers found around Orange County neighborhoodEMBED More News Videos People in the Newport Heights community and surrounding area woke up Sunday morning to flyers outside their homes promoting Ku Klux Klan ideologies. The event had been promoted...
    Loading the player... The shoreside California city of Huntington Beach could be the scene of a White Lives Matter rally today, reports the Los Angeles Times. Organized by the Loyal White Knights, the event is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. California time and has attracted the attention of local groups like Black Lives Matter Huntington Beach, who planned a counterdemonstration hours earlier at Pier Plaza. “I made a call-out to everybody and anybody around the city that cares at all — and there are a lot of people that care,” Black Lives Matter Huntington Beach founder Tory Johnson said in the Times. “We need to show that Huntington Beach will no longer tolerate racism in any way, shape or form. This will not be a reflection of our city.” Lt. Brian Smith of the Huntington Beach Police Department said that authorities have been unable to confirm whether...
    Patrisse Khan-Cullors, one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement and a “trained Marxist,” is reported to have bought four homes over the past several years, as her activist profile grew and protests raged around the country. Last week, real estate website Dirt.com reported that the “37-year-old social justice visionary” Khan-Cullors had bought a $1.4 million compound in Topanga, a remote Los Angeles neighborhood nestled deep in the Santa Monica mountains. In L.A. terms, $1.4 million is not necessarily extravagant, though the activist took criticism for spending what would be a fortune in most other real estate markets, and for buying in a largely white neighborhood after urging people to “buy black.” However, it turns out that Khan-Cullors also owns a house in the predominantly black neighborhood of Inglewood — among several other homes. The New York Post reported Saturday that she bought a $510,000 home there in 2016,...
    The head of New York City's Black Lives Matter chapter is calling for an independent investigation into the organization's finances after it was revealed a co-founder snapped up a $1.4 million home in a ritzy Los Angeles neighborhood.  Patrisse Cullors, 37, who is a co-founder of BLM and self-professed 'trained Marxist', recently purchased a plush property in Topanga Canyon complete with a separate guest house and an expansive back yard.  In Topanga Canyon, 88 per cent of residents are white and just 1.8 per cent are black, according to the census.    Meanwhile, The New York Post reports that Cullors has also bought three other homes in  recent years, as donations poured in to BLM.  The AP reported that Black Lives Matter took in $90 million in donations last year, but it's not clear if or how Cullors is paid by the organization, as its finances are opaque.  The news has angered Hawk Newsome, the...
    A BLACK Lives Matter co-founder has been branded a "fraud" for buying a $1.4m home in a largely white district of LA. Patrisse Cullors, 37, who calls herself a "trained Marxist" and "freedom fighter", bought the three-bathroom house in Topanga Canyon which comes complete with a guest house. 7Patrisse Cullors bought a $1.4m home in a white neighborhood of LACredit: Rex The expensive property has a large back yard which the realtor says is "ideal for entertaining or quietly contemplating cross-canyon vistas framed by mature trees." According to the Associated Press, BLM took in $90m donations in 2020. It is unclear if or how Cullors, who is an artist and teaches at a university, is paid by the activist group she co-founded. Black Lives Matter didn't respond to The Sun's immediate request for comment. In her new area, 88 per cent of locals are white while 1.8 per cent are...
    REFEREE Andre Marriner forgot to get Manchester City and Leeds players to take the knee before kick-off of their game. Marriner and the players stood for their period of silence to mark the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh before the start of the match, which Leeds won 2-1. 2The two-minute silence for Price Philip likely distracted Andre Marriner from taking the knee as the ref forgot to ask the players to make the gesture But the official then didn't remember to order the usual gesture in support of the fight against discrimination. When he blew for the start of the game there was some confusion as a number of Leeds players started to kneel, only for play to go on. The Premier League say the incident was an oversight. Meanwhile, Celtic players opted against taking the knee in their clash with Livingston, in a week when Rangers launched...
    WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — City officials in West St. Paul are demanding a man remove a colorful Black Lives Matter mural from his fence because it violates code. Ryan Weyandt commissioned the mural for his wooden fence last summer, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Friday. The mural contains the words “Black Lives Matter” and bears the face of 2020 mayor candidate Kimetha Johnson, the first Black person to run for municipal office in the city’s history. City spokesman Dan Nowicki said an ordinance prohibits pictures or letters on fences and requires fences to be one color. He said the city has received more than 20 complaints about the mural since September. The city didn’t take action immediately because Minnesota law allows signs of any size during election season. That period ended Nov. 13. If he doesn’t paint it over by Thursday he could be cited every 10 days,...
    A Black Lives Matter protester who was charged with hate crimes against Asian Americans spent time in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Occupied Protest zone last summer. Seattle Black Lives Matter activists said they remembered Christopher Hamner’s “creepy stares” when he protested with them last year, as well as actions they described as coming “out of left field.” Hamner was arrested last month and charged with hate crimes for "violent, anti-Asian behavior” stemming from multiple occurrences. One woman, Pamela Cole, said he threatened her and her children during a traffic incident. BLACK LIVES MATTER SUPPORTER CHARGED FOR STRING OF SEATTLE-AREA ASIAN HATE CRIMES “He just opens his door and starts yelling at me, ‘F’ you, you Asian ‘B.' ‘F’ you,' kind of thing,” Cole said. “And then he pulls in the parking lot and comes charging at us." Hamner frequently protested with Black Lives Matter last summer and had...
    An Indiana woman who drove her car into a crowd of protesters last summer was sentenced to serve community service hours and pay restitution fees for criminal recklessness. In a plea deal reached on Tuesday, Diane Goebel was ordered by Judge Linda Brown in Marion County Superior Court to complete 361 days of probation, 48 hours of community service, and pay $2,600 to two victims, as well as a $185 court fee. DC TEENAGERS INVOLVED IN ARMED CARJACKING GET PLEA DEAL Goebel, who was 68 at the time she was charged last June, was initially charged with felony criminal recklessness but was sentenced for a class A misdemeanor as part of her deal, according to a report by the Indy Star. According to court documents, Goebel drove her minivan into downtown Indianapolis on June 8, 2020, the 11th day of protests in the city mirroring nationwide racial justice demonstrations following...
    FOREST PARK, Ill. (WLS) -- A Forest Park coffee shop owner has a special blend of coffee that's sparking conversations about race and helping kids."This is our own little way from coffee to make an impact," said Jacques Shalo, the owner of Kribi Coffee.Last summer the coffee shop began selling the Black Lives Matter blend in response to the killing of George Floyd."What's going on today with the disenfranchisement of our race, people of color, I see it as something that goes deep in centuries back to the continent," he said.Shalo is originally from Cameroon, a country in central Africa."My great grandparents would have been caught into slavery had they not moved from one part of the country into another," he said.RELATED: Illinois' only Black-owned brewery strives to bring attention to traditionally under-represented causesA portion of the sales from each bag of the Black Lives Matter blend goes to Tutoring...
    Protesters disturbed diners at a Manhattan restaurant on Thursday night and broke windows of the restaurant's outdoor dining setup before vandalizing a police vehicle. Six plexiglass windows of Balthazar were smashed in their outdoor dining room around 9:40pm. A photo posted by the NYPD also shows damage the protesters did to a cop car in the area. A complaint was filed with the NYPD. There have been no arrests so far, but an investigation into the vandalism is ongoing. 'Tonight, in Lower Manhattan demonstrators purposely caused property damage to a local restaurant by breaking several windows while patrons were eating dinner. Small businesses need our support, vandalism is not the answer especially during these trying times,' the NYPD posted on Twitter. 'Protestors [sic] also purposely damaged a police vehicle during their vandalism.' No injuries were reported from the vandalism.  NYPD posted a photo of the damage protesters...