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    Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson read en eyewitness account into the record at Tuesday's hearing on Capitol riot security that alleges without specific evidence that it was 'agents provocateur' who turned 'unsuspecting marchers into an invading mob' during on January 6th.  Johnson, a Republican Donald Trump loyalist who probed Hunter Biden when he was a committee chairman but who also voted to count electoral votes in states like his own that went for Joe Biden, introduced the conspiracy theory at a Senate hearing Tuesday. He spoke after former Capitol Police chief Steven Sund described his officers being overrun by a MAGA mob armed with flags, poles, and bear spray.  Johnson read from a piece by J. Michael Waller, an analyst for the Center for Security Policy who produced his own eyewitness account of the event.  Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) floated a conspiracy theory by reading from a witness to the...
    Moscow (CNN)"Do you know that we can beat you so hard that you will be urinating blood? And there won't be any traces -- you won't be able to prove anything," Peter Sokovykh recalls a police officer screaming into his face as he found himself in a tiny room with six security officers in a St. Petersburg police station.Just a few hours before this scene, in Russia's second-largest city, Sokovykh was detained on January 31 for taking part in a demonstration in support of jailed Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny.Sokovykh says the detention was sudden and harsh: he was checking his phone as someone he believed to be a plainclothes officer pushed him onto the road. Sokovykh said he was then grabbed by his hair and coat by men in protective equipment and dragged into a police van. Kremlin critic Navalny in court as EU official makes controversial trip...
    By Daria Litvinova | Associated Press MOSCOW — The video, shot by a man detained in a Moscow protest, shows a group of people jammed into a police minibus. One of them says on the recording that they had already been held there for nine hours, with some forced to stand because of overcrowding and no access to food, water or bathrooms. Another video taken in a dingy holding cell intended for eight inmates shows 28 men crammed inside awaiting transfer, with no mattresses on the cots and a filthy pit latrine-like toilet. Detainees are recounting their miserable experiences as Moscow jails were overwhelmed following mass arrests from protests in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny this week. They described long waits to be processed through the legal system and crowded conditions with few coronavirus precautions. “We were detained on Jan. 31 during a peaceful protest, and we ask for...
    Police officers detain a participant in an unauthorized rally in support of Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny in Omsk – Yevgeny Sofiychuk /TASS Russia has opened criminal cases that could see protestors jailed for years after tens of thousands of people took to the streets at the weekend to demand the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The crackdown came as supporters of Mr Navalny, who is facing more than a decade behind bars on charges seen as politically motivated, defied the Kremlin with calls for further rallies. More than 3,000 people were arrested nationwide on Saturday, a record for Russian protests, in the biggest demonstrations the country has seen in years. Investigators said they were opening criminal probes over hooliganism and violence against the police, which could see some of those who attended the rallies sentenced to up to five years in prison. Police said 4,000 people turned...
    A former Florida cop was among the violent mob of President Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol last week, according to a report. Nicholes Lentz, an ex-cop with North Miami Beach, appears to be standing in a crowd of pro-Trump rioters inside the building and discussing why he decided to attended the protest, according to footage that was posted to his Facebook page and obtained by the Miami Herald. “America has spoken,” Lentz, wearing a red baseball cap and black vest, says in the video. “You cannot stop millions of people, you cannot stop it. You can’t. It’s impossible. America has a voice, we give them the power, we give the power, the people give the power. And we’re here to take it back.” Lentz, 41, a former Marine, served with the North Miami Beach Police Department from June 2016 until last August, the outlet reported....
    More On: capitol riot Pence rules out invoking 25th Amendment in letter to Pelosi Man who lounged at Pelosi’s desk accused of carrying stun gun during Capitol riot The GOP-corporate divorce is a blessing for the party’s future Letters to the editor — Jan. 13, 2021 A former Florida cop was among the violent mob of President Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol last week, according to a report. Nicholes Lentz, an ex-cop with North Miami Beach, appears to be standing in a crowd of pro-Trump rioters inside the building and discussing why he decided to attended the protest, according to footage that was posted to his Facebook page and obtained by the Miami Herald. “America has spoken,” Lentz, wearing a red baseball cap and black vest, says in the video. “You cannot stop millions of people, you cannot stop it. You can’t. It’s impossible. America...
    Police in San Francisco are reportedly preparing for potential demonstrations at Twitter’s headquarters after the social media giant banned President Trump from its platform. The San Francisco Police Department was notified about the possible Monday protest and has been in communication with Twitter about preparations if demonstrators decide to descend upon the headquarters, which is located right in the heart of the city, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The Washington Examiner reached out to the police for more information but did not immediately receive a response. The potential California unrest comes after Twitter permanently suspended Trump from its platform on Friday, citing fears that the president risked sparking a “further incitement of violence” after a crowd of his supporters stormed the Capitol last week, resulting in the deaths of five people, including a Capitol Police officer. A second Capitol Police officer later died by suicide, but it is...
    San Francisco police are preparing for a potential pro-Trump demonstration at Twitter’s headquarters on Monday, fearing a possible retaliation after the social media company permanently shut down President TrumpDonald TrumpOutgoing Capitol Police chief accuses House, Senate security officials of hindering efforts to call in National Guard: WaPo PGA announces plans to move 2022 championship from Trump property Former Democratic senator: Biden Justice Department may investigate Jan. 6 rally speakers for incitement MORE’s account. Twitter banned Trump’s account on Thursday, citing “risk of further incitement of violence" following the deadly riot that took place at the Capitol the day before. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that police have been in contact with company representatives and say they will have enough resources to respond if protesters do show up. "While we respect people’s right to express their views, we've been transparent about the factors leading up to our decision last week" a Twitter spokesperson...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Days after social media giant Twitter banned President Donald Trump from its platform in the wake of a violent takeover of the U.S. Capitol, San Francisco police were bracing for a demonstration by his supporters early Monday at the company’s Market Street headquarters. While there has been no official word about a mass demonstration, there has been social media traffic urging supporters of the President to gather at Twitter headquarters. Fortunately, the thousands of Twitter employees who would normally be at work Monday have not been in the building since March 2020 when they were told to work remotely because of the COVID-19 outbreak. In a statement to the San Francisco Chronicle Sunday night, a company spokesman said Twitter respects “people’s right to express their views.” “While we respect people’s right to express their views, we’ve been transparent about the factors leading up to our...
    A protester is seen hanging from the balcony in the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. Pro-Trump protesters have entered the U.S. Capitol building after mass demonstrations in the nation's capital. Win McNamee/Getty Images Josiah Colt, of Boise, Idaho, who scaled a wall in the US Capitol's senate chamber and is now wanted by Capitol police after Wednesday's riot wants to apologize.  Colt's apology appears to be a backtrack from a number of videos he shared on Wednesday in which he said he was "tired' of people "stealing our freedom." Colt apologized in a statement to the local CBS News affiliate in Idaho, saying he had "brought shame on myself." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A pro-Trump rioter who scaled a wall inside the...
    A U.S. Capitol Police officer has died after sustaining injuries at the pro-Trump riot in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Capitol police said Thursday night. At least four civilians also died, including three people who police said suffered medical emergencies and one woman who was fatally shot by police.  United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick "was responding to the riots on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol and was injured while physically engaging with protesters," Capitol police said in a statement. "He returned to his division office and collapsed." Sicknick was hospitalized and died at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Thursday night, police said. His death will be investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Branch, Capitol Police, and federal partners.  Sicknick joined the Capitol police in July 2008, and most recently served in the Department's First Responder's Unit, authorities said.  More than 50 officers were injured...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Fraternal Order of Police president John Catanzara defended the pro-Trump protest that turned into a riot, with supporters storming the Capitol Wednesday and trashing the sacred halls of democracy.He said while he was horrified at the chaos, the vast majority of people in attendance were "peaceful protesters."Catanzara insisted it was "a handful of people" who were the problem, despite video of massive crowds swarming and breaking into the halls of Congress."Disgraceful," Catanzara said. "All the way around. A handful of people out of a crowd of 450,000 plus, decided to take the law into their own hands and swarm a building they should have obviously even entered."At a rally before the chaos, the president himself said he'd march with the mass and encouraged the crowd of tens of thousands to take matters into their own hands.Catanzara has been a staunch advocate for Trump and his "law and...
    SAN CLEMENTE (CBSLA) — Southern Californians were among those in Washington, D.C. for Wednesday’s pro-Trump demonstration, one of whom lives part-time in Newport Beach. One of the first things Caroline Wetherington, who lives part-time in Newport Beach, said she saw when she got in front of the United States Capitol around 2:30 p.m. were rioters coming out of the building wearing Capitol Police gear. (Caroline Wetherington photo) One of the first things Caroline Wetherington said she saw when she got in front of the United States Capitol around 2:30 p.m. were rioters coming out of the building wearing Capitol Police gear. “Some of them were wearing things that were stolen from the Capitol Police like shields and helmets,” she said. “One guy was wearing a helmet that on the back it said Capitol Police and it had the shield in the front, but it was definitely not a Capitol policeman.”...
    A pro-Trump rally held in East Capitol Park in Albany, New York on Wednesday led to the stabbing of two people as Trump supporters and counter-protesters collided. As the two groups came into conflict and skirmished with each other a 36-year-old man and a 40-year-old man were stabbed, the New York Daily News reported. (RELATED: How The Trump March Went From Political Rally To Violent Riot In Just 2 Hours) Two people were stabbed during a pro-Trump rally in Albany as scores of Trump supporters laid siege to the U.S. Capitol, police said. New York State Troopers nabbed the suspected stabber who tried to bolt from the scene in a car.https://t.co/oiIuHhrwgP — New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) January 7, 2021 Alexander Contompasis, 37, who is reportedly responsible for the stabbing of the two people was apprehended by New York state troopers after getting in a car and fleeing the scene,...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- From politicians to community organizers to regular people, many in the Black community and beyond have noted stark differences between the police treatment of the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol and Black Lives Matter protesters last summer."If that had bene a group of Black Lives Matter protesting, they would have been treated very, very differently than the mob of thugs that stormed the capitol," President-Elect Joe Biden said.That contrast was not lost on many in the Black community, who recall a much different scene from last June. Then, hundreds of officers in riot gear fired tear gas and physically beat people during a mostly peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstration in Washington D.C. as they cleared a path for President Trump to walk from the White House to St. John's Church down the street for a photo op of him holding a bible.RELATED: Capitol Police rejected...
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    The FBI’s office in Washington, D.C. is seeking the public’s help to identify members of the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday. “The FBI is seeking information that will assist in identifying individuals who are actively instigating violence in Washington, DC. The FBI is accepting tips and digital media depicting rioting and violence in the U.S. Capitol Building and surrounding area in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021,” reads a notice from the FBI’s Washington Field Office. “If you have witnessed unlawful violent actions, we urge you to submit any information, photos, or videos that could be relevant at fbi.gov/USCapitol,” the FBI page says. The page provides a form to submit images and videos “related to possible violations of federal law committed.” “Our goal is to preserve the public’s constitutional right to protest by protecting everyone from violence and other criminal activity.” (RELATED: PHOTOS: The ‘Stop...
    By MARY CLARE JALONICK, ANDREW TAYLOR, LISA MASCARO and CALVIN WOODWARD WASHINGTON (AP) — “Where are they?” a Trump supporter demanded in a crowd of dozens roaming the halls of the Capitol, bearing Trump flags and pounding on doors. They — lawmakers, staff members and more — were hiding under tables, hunkered in lockdowns, saying prayers and seeing the fruits of the country’s divisions up close and violent. Guns were drawn. A woman was shot and killed by police, and three others died in apparent medical emergencies. A Trump flag hung on the Capitol. The graceful Rotunda reeked of tear gas. Glass shattered. On Wednesday, hallowed spaces of American democracy, one after another, yielded to the occupation of Congress. The pro-Trump mob took over the presiding officer’s chair in the Senate, the offices of the House speaker and the Senate dais, where one yelled, “Trump won that election.” They mocked...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — “Where are they?” a Trump supporter demanded in a crowd of dozens roaming the halls of the Capitol, bearing Trump flags and pounding on doors. They — lawmakers, staff members and more — were hiding under tables, hunkered in lockdowns, saying prayers and seeing the fruits of the country’s divisions up close and violent. Guns were drawn. A woman was shot and killed by police, and three others died in apparent medical emergencies. A Trump flag hung on the Capitol. The graceful Rotunda reeked of tear gas. Glass shattered. On Wednesday, hallowed spaces of American democracy, one after another, yielded to the occupation of Congress. The pro-Trump mob took over the presiding officer’s chair in the Senate, the offices of the House speaker and the Senate dais, where one yelled, “Trump won that election.” They mocked its leaders, posing for photos in the office of House Speaker...
    The U.S. Capitol Police force was caught unprepared by a mob of pro-Trump extremists on Wednesday, in a failure to protect the seat of American democracy unparalleled in modern times. Rioters, bearing Trump garb, breached the barricades set up by an under-staffed police force and swarmed the Capitol, disrupting the certification of President-Elect Joe Biden’s election and forcing the evacuation of Vice President Mike Pence and other lawmakers. Calm was eventually restored after the National Guard was called out and more than a dozen people were arrested. At least one person was killed inside the Capitol. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered a 6 p.m. curfew. With Washington routinely scene to large protests, the Capitol Police “should have been preparing for this for years,” said Daniel Schuman, policy director at Demand Progress, an advocacy group. “So the question is, ‘Why did they fail so terribly?”’ The failure is all the more...
    (CNN)The US Capitol is on lockdown amid a tense situation with demonstrators outside the building, according to Capitol police officers, as President Donald Trump's supporters attempt to break into the building while lawmakers count the Electoral College votes certifying President-elect Joe Biden's win.Hundreds of pro-Trump protesters have gathered on the House side of the Capitol building. CNN personnel inside the House building report hearing fireworks and chants of "USA! USA!" The protesters have breached exterior security barriers, and video footage shows protesters gathering and some clashing with police near the Capitol building. Shortly after 1 p.m. pro-Trump protesters pushed through barriers set up along the perimeter of the Capitol, where they tussled with officers in full riot gear, some calling officers "traitors" for doing their jobs. Protesters could be seen pushing against metal fences and police using the fences to push protesters back, while other officers reached over the top...
    WASHINGTON -- As Congress prepared to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, thousands of people gathered across from the White House to show their support for President Donald Trump and his baseless claims of election fraud.Trump addressed his supporters later in the morning during a rally on the Ellipse.Lou Murray, a life insurance salesman from Boston, said he and many others still hoped Congress and Vice President Mike Pence would not certify the vote. "I hope Vice President Pence has courage today, and I hope any politician who thinks he has a future shows courage to stand up and do what's right," Murray said.About an hour before Trump was set to speak, there were long, dense lines at security checkpoints near the White House. At the Lincoln Memorial, dozens of Trump supporters stood on the steps with large Trump flags.Nirav Peterson, who flew in from Seattle to attend the rally, said...
    Thousands of President Donald Trump’s supporters arrived in Washington, D.C. Tuesday night and Wednesday morning for a march to support the commander-in-chief. The march is scheduled for January 6, the same day that Congress is set to certify the election results declaring President-elect Joe Biden the winner. Attendees protested the results of the election, arguing that alleged widespread voter fraud was used to falsify the election against Trump. “Democrats are scheming to disenfranchise and nullify Republican votes,” the Trump March website states. “It’s up to the American people to stop it. Along with President Trump, we will do whatever it takes to ensure the integrity of this election for the good of the nation.” (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE VIDEOS: Proud Boys, Counter-Protesters Brawl On The Streets Of DC After MAGA March) A video from independent reporter Brendan Gutenschwager showed a large crowd of people wearing MAGA attire at the National Mall awaiting...
    If you’ve ever dressed up in an anthropomorphic animal suit for fun, there’s a good chance the National Police Association has blocked you on Twitter. The National Police Association is a pro-police nonprofit that actual police organizations have accused of being a scam. Furries, on the other hand, are people who create alternate identities (“fursonas”) as cartoon animals. Since last week, the two groups have been in a raging catfight, with the NPA accusing furries of sending them “obscene” images, and furries accusing the NPA of preemptively blocking people with cartoon animal avatars. Buried amid the dogpile of feuding accounts are real questions about the NPA, and how it’s spending its millions in a time of surging scrutiny of cops and their noisy allies. The claws came out on Saturday, according to furry news site Dogpatch Press. That’s when prominent furries discovered themselves blocked by the NPA, apparently without...
    Sen. Kelly Loeffler has asserted that Raphael Warnock is “the most radically liberal candidate we have seen in this country for Senate.”  Is that just a political charge in a heated campaign, or is Warnock more radical than liberal?   Here is his record. You decide.  NEWT GINGRICH: LET'S GET READY TO CELEBRATE 1776 IN 2026 — 250TH ANNIVERSARY OF DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE Betsy McCaughey, for the New York Post reported on Dec. 8:   “At the debate, Warnock didn’t deny he wants to eliminate cash bail and empty the prisons. He promoted the false narrative that police disproportionately kill Blacks more than Whites suspected of the same crimes. When Loeffler warned that Warnock would raise Georgians’ taxes to fund the Green New Deal and a government takeover of private health insurance, he didn’t deny that either.”  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR OPINION NEWSLETTER Also in that debate, Warnock refused to answer whether he’d support adding seats to the U.S. Supreme Court...
    After a night of conflict in D.C. that followed a day of rallies supporting outgoing President Donald Trump’s attempts to challenge the results of November’s election, leaders of Black Lives Matter DC challenged how Mayor Muriel Bowser and the local police handled the event and its aftermath. On Sunday, Nee Nee Taylor, a co-organizer with Black Lives Matter DC, was asked about the widely-circulated video of pro-Trump demonstrators burning a Black Lives Matter sign taken from a local church. Taylor told WTOP she and her fellow racial justice demonstrators want the section of 16th Street NW just past Lafayette Square, known as Black Lives Matter Plaza, to be a safe space. “We want to advocate for BLM Plaza to be safe and express the values of what it means to us,” Taylor said. She said members of Black Lives Matters in D.C. decided their presence in the plaza was important...
    WASHINGTON -- Groups of people tore down a Black Lives Matter banner and sign from historic Black churches in downtown Washington and set one ablaze as nighttime clashes Saturday between pro-Donald Trump supporters and counterdemonstrators erupted into violence and arrests.Police on Sunday said they were investigating the incidents at the Asbury United Methodist Church and Metropolitan A.M.E. Church as potential hate crimes, which one religious leader likened to a cross burning."This weekend, we saw forces of hate seeking to use destruction and intimidation to tear us apart," District of Columbia mayor Muriel Bowser said Sunday. "We will not let that happen."A video posted on Twitter showed a group of men appearing to take down a BLM banner at the Metropolitan A.M.E. Church as others in the crowd shout, "Whose streets? Our streets." Another video showed people pouring an accelerant on a BLM banner and setting it ablaze in the street...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Groups of people tore down a Black Lives Matter banner and sign from historic Black churches in downtown Washington and set one ablaze as nighttime clashes Saturday between pro-Donald Trump supporters and counterdemonstrators erupted into violence and arrests. Police on Sunday said they were investigating the incidents at the Asbury United Methodist Church and Metropolitan A.M.E. Church as potential hate crimes, which one religious leader likened to a cross burning. “This weekend, we saw forces of hate seeking to use destruction and intimidation to tear us apart,” District of Columbia mayor Muriel Bowser said Sunday. “We will not let that happen.” A video posted on Twitter showed a group of men appearing to take down a BLM banner at the Metropolitan A.M.E. Church as others in the crowd shout, “Whose streets? Our streets.” Another video showed people pouring an accelerant on a BLM banner and setting it...
    The pastor of the storied D.C. church whose Black Lives Matter sign was torn down and burned in the street during Saturday’s chaotic pro-Trump “Million MAGA March” responded Sunday, saying the violent act was “reminiscent of cross burnings.” “We are a resilient people who have trusted in God through slavery and the Underground Railroad, Jim Crow and the Civil Rights Movement, and now as we face an apparent rise in white supremacy,” Asbury United Methodist Church’s Rev. Ianther M. Mills wrote. “Last night demonstrators who were part of the MAGA gatherings tore down our Black Lives Matter sign and literally burned it in the street. The sign burning was captured on Twitter. It pained me especially to see our name, Asbury, in flames. For me it was reminiscent of cross burnings. Seeing this act on video made me both indignant and determined to fight the evil that has reared its...
    President-elect Joe Biden condemned violence over the weekend when supporters of President Trump clashed with counterprotesters in Washington. "President-elect Biden continues to denounce all acts of violence," Biden spokesman Andrew Bates told Fox News. Bates added that Biden condemns "repugnant displays of white supremacy that were made in Washington, D.C., this weekend," specifically referring to a sign that read, "Coming for Blacks and Indians first welcome to the New World Order." The "Million MAGA March" brought in thousands of Trump supporters to the nation's capital on Saturday from across the country to show their support for the president, who is contesting the election in multiple states after the contest was called for Biden by multiple media outlets. Marchers were met by anti-Trump counterprotesters in the evening, which led to violent encounters. Some Trump supporters who attended were harassed, doused with liquids, and had their Trump merchandise stolen...
    WASHINGTON -- After several thousand supporters of President Donald Trump protested the election results and marched to the Supreme Court, nighttime clashes with counterdemonstrators led to fistfights, at least one stabbing and more than 20 arrests.Several other cities on Saturday also saw gatherings of Trump supporters unwilling to accept Democrat Joe Biden's Electoral College and popular vote victory as legitimate. Cries of "Stop the Steal" and "Count Every Vote" rang out despite a lack of evidence of voter fraud or other problems that could reverse the result.The demonstrations in the nation's capital went from tense to violent during the night and early Sunday. Videos posted on social media showed fights, projectiles and clubs as Trump backers sparred with those demanding they take their MAGA hats and banners and leave. A variety of charges, including assault and weapons possession, were filed against those arrested, officials said. Two police officers were injured...
    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump delighted supporters gathered near the White House on Saturday with a slow motorcade drive-by through downtown Washington on the way to his Virginia golf club.A week after the presidential race was called for Democrat Joe Biden, thousands of Trump loyalists converged on the nation's capital to protest the election results and falsely assert the vote was stolen.Trump persists with his claims and complaints even though a broad coalition of top government and industry officials has declared that the Nov. 3 voting and the following count unfolded smoothly with no more than the usual minor hiccups - "the most secure in American history," they said, repudiating his efforts to undermine the integrity of the contest.The crowd cheered as Trump's limousine neared and people lined both sides of the street. Some stood just a few feet away from Trump's vehicle; others showed their enthusiasm by running along...
    Hundreds of customers flocked to Big City Coffee last Friday morning, and since there was no room to hold everybody, patrons were in line far down the block. Image source: KTVB-TV video screenshot An unusual scene to be sure at the small business in Boise, Idaho — but there was a reason so many gathered at the establishment last week. Image source: KTVB-TV video screenshot What are the details? See, the coffee shop closed its new location on the campus of Boise State University on Oct. 26 after some students criticized a Thin Blue Line flag displayed at the downtown shop, KTVB-TV reported. Image source: KTVB-TV video screenshot Indeed, members of the college's Inclusive Excellence Student Council tore into Big City Coffee at a September meeting and wondered why the franchise was allowed on campus. One called...
    COPS, SWAT TEAM, and security guards were deployed "with billy clubs" as pro-Trump and Antifa protesters gathered in Beverly Hills on Saturday. City officials had announced that they would be sending police out to the streets in a bid to shut down demonstrations. 5Beverly Hills breaks out in riots with clashing of Antifa and pro-Trump groups Credit: The Mega Agency 5Police were seen carrying billy clubs as they kept an eye on the two rival groupsCredit: The Mega Agency Officers held billy clubs as they looked on at crowds building in the Beverly Hills area. Armored trucks lined the streets with officers in full riot gear as shop owners bordered up their storefronts and boutiques on Rodeo Drive. Violence has been breaking out between pro-Trump and Anti-Fascist groups who have both been marching in Beverly Hills. According to TMZ clashes between the two groups of demonstrators have been a regular...
    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...
    Police detained two teenagers after authorities said they assaulted at least two people at a pro-Trump rally over the weekend in Palm Springs. A car of young people confronted a small group of President Trump’s supporters who were advocating for the recall of California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday, and “an altercation ensued” with at least two of the youths, Palm Springs Police Lt. William Hutchinson said. According to rally organizer Toni Ringlein, the people in the car yelled obscenities at the crowd. “You could tell they were trying to agitate us,” Ringlein said. “And we don’t engage with them — just, ‘No, go on,’ ” she said. Ringlein said that after parking the car near the protesters, the group “came running through the crowd” and started hitting people. A man participating in the demonstration chased two boys — ages 15 and 13 — to a nearby...
    BANGKOK (AP) — Pro-democracy activists in Thailand staged a fourth straight day of high-profile protests in the capital on Saturday, thwarting efforts by the authorities to stop them, including a shutdown of the city’s mass transit systems. Unlike protests a day earlier, in which police used a water cannon to disperse protesters, Saturday’s demonstrations were peaceful, with no reports of any clashes by the time participants started heading home in the evening. The protesters are calling for Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to leave office, the constitution to be amended to make it more democratic and the nation’s monarchy to undergo reform. All stations of Bangkok’s elevated Skytrain transit system were closed Saturday afternoon to try to keep protesters from gathering. The underground MRT system was also shut, and police blocked off several roads. Protesters met anyway as planned at the Skytrain stations, where they held small impromptu rallies, in effect...
    Late last month, 38 members of the University of Denver swimming and diving crew were suspended from team activities through the fall quarter for allegedly attending a large party in violation of COVID-19 safety protocols. But a source tells Westword that some of these athletes have continued throwing bashes so large and boisterous that the Denver Police Department has been notified. The DPD says it has received such complaints but is unable to confirm whether the incidents involved DU students, let alone swimmers or divers. The university can't verify that, either, but a statement provided to Westword contains heavy threats against anyone who might engage in such activities. Meanwhile, the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment reveals that it has imposed quarantines on seven DU Greek houses and hit one sorority with a criminal summons over a get-together that is said to have included several people with the virus.Related Stories Dear...
    (CNN)Thailand's government arrested several prominent protest leaders and announced a ban on gatherings of more than five people under an emergency decree Thursday aimed at quelling pro-democracy demonstrations that have gripped the country for more than three months. The decree, which came into effect in the capital Bangkok at 4 a.m. local time, was enforced after thousands of protesters marched from the city's Democracy Monument and broke through a police barricade to camp outside Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's offices late Wednesday. Demonstrators were calling for Prayut's resignation and reform of the monarchy. "As it has appeared that there have been several groups inviting, inciting and committing illegal assembly," the decree read. "There have been activities which affected the public's peace and order." Thailands unprecedented revolt pits the people against the KingThe government also cited protesters obstructing a royal motorcade as reason for the emergency decree. Video from the scene showed...
            by Sarah Imgrund  In the last four months the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University has repeatedly removed pro-police related items after students and activists cried foul. In June, the school rescinded a job offer to the new dean of its journalism school, Sonya Forte Duhé, after students accused her of past microaggressions and other insensitive comments. Mostly notably, Duhé had recently tweeted support for “good police officers who keep us safe.” Also that month, Cronkite News, the news division of Arizona PBS produced by content from the Cronkite School, took down a Twitter poll that had been accused of being too soft on police. In a separate incident in June, Cronkite News also removed an interview with a former police officer after complaints it did not provide “sufficient context” or “alternative viewpoints.” Finally, earlier this month, the station manager of...
    JEFFERSON PARK — Hundreds of Chicago Police supporters took over Milwaukee Avenue in front of the 16th District Police Department on Wednesday for a pro-police rally. They were met by a smaller group of counter-protesters. While verbal confrontations between the groups were at times heated, vulgar and racially charged, the demonstrations remained largely physically peaceful and ended by 8 p.m. The Support the Police Rally was organized by Northwest Side aldermen Jim Gardiner (45th), Anthony Napolitano (41st) and Nicholas Sposato (38th) to show support for police in a neighborhood heavily populated by families of police. “Thank you, Chicago. This is amazing. This is America,” Napolitano, a former policeman, told attendees. “Respect that flag. I love you.” The rally was organized amid months of protests against police brutality that have called for the defunding of police departments. Rally supporters, many of whom were unmasked, wore pro-police shirts and carried pro-police...
    WOODLAND HILLS (CBSLA) — A 28-year-old man faces a charge of assault with a deadly weapon Monday for allegedly pointing a rifle at a pro-Trump parade in Woodland Hills. Andre Allen Young was identified as the suspect who pointed at a person participating in the Aug. 31 pro-Trump parade, which had stopped in front of the Avalon Woodland Hills apartments, 20544 Ventura Blvd., according to Los Angeles police. (credit: CBS) The day before, shots had reportedly been fired at a pro-Trump parade, but the shooter was not found. Police say the next day, a Monday, several vehicles taking part in a parade stopped in front of the apartment complex. Several people in the apartment complex began to shout and throw glass bottles at the caravan, and one of them pointed a rifle at one of the people who had been arguing with them. No suspects were found at the time...
    Pro-criminal, anti-police prosecutors have been elected or appointed in nearly a dozen American cities and counties, and now residents are paying the price. Back in November 2019, I wrote a column for Gingrich360.com with Sean Kennedy about the dangers of allowing radical, anti-police activists to infiltrate local district attorney offices. I also warned about this dangerous trend in my June 2020 book "Trump and the American Future." VideoNow, as riots, looting, and violent crime spikes continue in Democrat-run cities across America, we are living through the violent consequences. DERRICK VAN ORDEN: THIS SEPT. 11 ANTIFA IS ATTACKING US FROM WITHIN — PRESIDENT LINCOLN HAD GOOD ADVICE   These consequences are most immediately clear in Portland, Oregon, which just passed its 100th day of consecutive violence in the streets. For more than three months, lawlessness and chaos have been allowed to dominate Portland, and the city’s left-wing leadership has been completely ineffective in restoring...
    AMERICAN Airlines has allowed staff to wear BLM pins, which has sparked backlash amongst pro-police workers. This week, the commercial jet carrier announced that on-duty flight attendants are now allowed to wear Black Lives Matter pins on their uniforms. This has reportedly offended some of American Airlines' pro-police staffers in New York, because they consider the movement divisive and anti-cop. “I take offense to this,” one flight attendant told management in a blistering email cited by the New York Post. “Serious offense. My husband is a LEO (Law Enforcement Officer), as was my deceased father and as far as I’m concerned ALL LIVES MATTER. “I am completely disgusted at the fact that we can’t show support for our GOD, our COUNTRY, our LEOs but when it comes to BLM organization (which is controversial in itself), American Airlines says that’s obviously different. "And we can. How is that...
    (CNN)Disney's live-action remake of "Mulan" is now released -- but some people won't be watching.Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong are reigniting calls to boycott the film, now joined by activists in Thailand and Taiwan. The calls erupted last year when the film's lead actress Liu Yifei expressed support for Hong Kong police, who anti-government demonstrators accuse of using excessive force to quell unrest."This film is released today. But because Disney kowtows to Beijing, and because Liu Yifei openly and proudly endorses police brutality in Hong Kong, I urge everyone who believes in human rights to #BoycottMulan," prominent Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong tweeted on Friday. To be a success, Mulan may have to conquer the worldYifei, a Chinese-born US citizen, waded into the conversation last year at the height of the protests in Hong Kong, which began as largely peaceful demonstrations and eventually morphed into frequent clashes between protesters and...
    Four people arrested in Kenosha during protests following the shooting of Jacob Blake are now accusing officials there of violating their First Amendment rights by selectively enforcing a curfew. The allegations are contained in a federal class-action civil rights lawsuit filed Tuesday on behalf of the protesters, who are seeking monetary damages and for the curfew to be ruled unconstitutional, according to Fox6. “The Kenosha police and Kenosha sheriffs use this ordinance to silence the voices of those who peacefully demonstrate against police brutality while allowing pro-police activists and militias to roam the streets without fear of arrest," the lawsuit reportedly says. Police clash with protesters near the Kenosha County Courthouse on Monday. (AP) KENOSHA SEES 175 ARRESTED DURING CIVIL UNREST SO FAR  Authorities in Kenosha say they have arrested more than 175 people during the demonstrations, including dozens for violating the curfew – which is in effect nightly through Sunday. The curfew was put in place to help prevent violence...
    TWENTY five people have been taken to hospital in Norway after being poisoned by carbon monoxide at an illegal lockdown rave in a bunker.  Five were fighting for their lives and two police officers who helped the partygoers at a “rave cave” event in the capital Oslo were among those poisoned. 2The scene of the illegal rave in a bunker in the Norwegian capital, OsloCredit: Reuters 2Emergency services found passed out partygoersCredit: Reuters Portable generators used to power the light and sound systems are thought to have filled the bunker with carbon monoxide which cannot be smelled or seen.  Some 200 people were discovered by chance when a police patrol met confused young people in the street. Soon after several more then emerged from the bunker and asked for an ambulance. Police are now hunting the organisers and investigating themselves for not acting on a tip-off.  Emergency services said they found...
    Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White criticized calls to defund the police during a fiery speech in support of President Trump at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night. White praised the Trump administration for building “the greatest economy in our nation’s history” prior to the coronavirus pandemic. He blasted calls from top Democratic politicians to defund the police in a time of heightened unrest that contributed to what he described as “the lawless destruction that now is occurring in a few of our great cities.” “It blows my mind how quickly some of the leadership in this country has forgotten the critical role first responders play in our society,” White said. “Police departments and other law enforcement, even some fire departments, have faced opposition from many in this country, but they are always the people who are asked to step up when things are at their worst and put...
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is taking the Big Apple back to when it had high levels of crime 30 years ago with "pro-criminal, anti-police" policies, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told "Fox & Friends" Thursday. Giuliani's comments come amid reports that shootings and violent crimes have spiked amid the already crippling coronavirus pandemic, which he blames on Democratic leadership that ignores the issues. TRUMP SAYS NYC WAS 'SO GOOD' BEFORE HE LEFT, NOT SO MUCH ANYMORE "The last time this city was like this, the last time the city had riots and crime at this level we had a Democratic mayor. All during the period of time, we had 30 years of massive crime. So, if this sets in, it's not going to end," President Trump's lawyer said. "We need a change in leadership." VideoWill Cain, a new "Fox & Friends Weekend" host, interviewed a restaurant owner in midtown Manhattan who said he...
    A DEMOCRAT candidate running for a seat in the Minnesota House was filmed yelling profanities at a group of people displaying a pro-police sign in their yard. During a Black Lives Matter protest outside the home of Minneapolis Police Federation President Bob Kroll, Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party candidate John Thompson started yelling at a group stood in a driveway near Kroll's house. 3Thompson yelled profanities at a group that had a pro-police sign in their yardCredit: The DC Shorts "Come on over here with your Blue Lives matter sign," Thompson yelled into a microphone. "Blue lives ain't s--t, and if people in Hugo don't support black people, f--k Hugo." Thompson claimed he was being terrorized by "the grand wizard" and that "the grand wizard" is living in their neighborhood, pointing to Kroll's house. He then branded the family outside the house members of the KKK, saying "the Klan...
    A DLF CANDIDATE running for a spot in the Minnesota House of Representatives was filmed yelling profanities at a group of people displaying a pro-police sign in their yard. During a Black Lives Matter protest outside the home of Minneapolis Police Federation President Bob Kroll, John Thompson yelled at a group of people in their driveway that displayed a pro-police sign. 3Thompson yelled profanities at a group that had a pro-police sign in their yardCredit: The DC Shorts "Come on over here with you 'Blue Lives matter' sign," Thompson yelled into a microphone. "Blue lives ain't s--t, and if people in Hugo don't support black people, f--k Hugo." Thompson is seen shouting that as a black man, he was being terrorized by "the grand wizard" and that "the grand wizard" is living in their neighborhood, pointing to Kroll's house. He appeared to brand the family outside the...
    Three people were arrested and charged for allegedly spray-painting over a pro-police mural in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday. A “Back the Blue” mural was painted in front of the Tampa Police Department on Aug. 1 and has been defaced multiple times, including Tuesday night, according to authorities. Police found a group of people at about 11 p.m. spray-painting pro-Black Lives Matter messages over the mural, as well as graphic pictures and the word “pigs.” Police arrested four people accused of spray painting the "Back the Blue" mural in downtown Tampa with profanity and drawings of pigs. It's the third time in less than two weeks that the mural has been vandalized. https://t.co/lhzhuQpjQ1— FOX 13 Tampa Bay (@FOX13News) August 12, 2020 Alexander Drummond, 18, Seth Raigoza, 18, and Emily Gabaree, 19, were arrested and charged with one count of criminal mischief after the incident. A fourth underage person was...
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Police are still investigating a brawl that broke out during a pro-police rally in northern Colorado over the weekend and expect to make more arrests. While counter demonstrators saw some of the pro-police rally goers as the instigators in Saturday's melee, Fort Collins police chief Jeff Swoboda on Monday stood by his statement that there were aggressors on both sides, the Coloradoan reported. He said several people on each side were armed with weapons, including sidearms, brass knuckles, pepper spray and fireworks. “You’ll see, when arrest information comes out, (that) this was a destination for people looking to get into a fight for some,” he said, noting that most of the people involved in the fight were not from the city, home to Colorado State University. Video footage showed members of the pro-law enforcement crowd walking toward counter protesters who are backing away. Swoboda criticized...
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Police are still seeking investigating a brawl that broke out during a pro-police rally in northern Colorado over the weekend and expect to make more arrests. While counter demonstrators saw some of the pro-police rally goers as the instigators in Saturday’s melee, Fort Collins police chief Jeff Swoboda on Monday stood by his statement that there were aggressors on both sides, the Coloradoan reported. He said several people on each side were armed with weapons including sidearms, brass knuckles, pepper spray and fireworks. “You’ll see, when arrest information comes out, (that) this was a destination for people looking to get into a fight for some,” he said, noting that most of the people involved in the fight were not from the city, home to Colorado State University. Video footage showed members of the pro-law enforcement crowd walking toward counter protesters who are backing away....
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Three people were arrested and another cited after fights broke out at a Colorado pro-police rally that attracted counter protesters, authorities said.The "Back the Blue" rally drew hundreds of people outside the Fort Collins police department Saturday afternoon. After counter-protesters arrived, multiple fights broke out, police said.Neither side was singled out for blame and police said both had active aggressors."Truly supporting a cause means representing its values. Committing crimes in our community is not a way to support police," Fort Collins Police Chief Jeff Swoboda said. "We stand for safety, period."Video footage of the conflict showed members of the pro-law enforcement crowd walking toward counter-protesters who are backing away in a residential neighborhood a few blocks from the rally.The pro-police demonstrators outnumbered the counter-protesters, and fights broke out as the two sides moved into a grassy area between houses, video footage shows. It was not clear...
    In 2017, President Donald Trump famously defended shocking violence committed by white supremacists against anti-racism protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, by asserting that there were "very fine people on both sides." This overt dog whistle of a statement came to mind following an August 8 brawl between pro-police demonstrators and assorted Black Lives Matter counter-protesters in Fort Collins. Video of the incident clearly shows the "Back the Blue" crew dishing out ultra-violence against those who dared oppose them, yet Fort Collins Police Chief Jeff Swoboda castigated "both sides" — and his take has been echoed without sufficient push-back in a great deal of the incident's mainstream media coverage. Meanwhile, the conservative press is actively pointing the finger of blame at its usual bogeyman, Antifa, without the slightest evidence, as it did during Black Lives Matter protests in downtown Denver earlier this year. Witness The Blaze, which asserted that the whole thing started after...
    A SHOCKING video shows a clash between a Pro-police group and counter-protesters – one demonstrator attempted to stab another with an American flag. The violence ended with multiple people being arrested and detained by police. 7A fight broke out among the groups in a ditch near Fort Collins Police Services headquartersCredit: Facebook Authorities said people attending a pro-police rally called "Back the Blue" rally and counter-protesters assembled on Saturday. near Fort Collins Police Services headquarters in Colorado. The video of the brawl shows tensions between the two groups escalated quickly as a group of men who apparently attended the rally walking towards a group of men clad in black. As the two groups approached a ditch, a fight broke out among the groups - showing people scuffling on the ground, punching each other, and spewing obscenities. 7People from both sides got into a brawl – scuffling on the ground,...
    HONG KONG—The founder of a popular newspaper has been arrested by the Hong Kong Police Force, six weeks after Beijing passed a national-security law that carries a maximum penalty of life in prison for people deemed to have participated in acts of “secession, subversion, treason, or collusion with foreign forces” against the Chinese and Hong Kong governments. Jimmy Lai, a media mogul who owns the broadsheet Apple Daily, is also a key financial contributor to Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp. In July 2019, Lai met with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington to discuss the erosion of Hong Kong’s autonomy and an extradition bill that drew massive protests. In the eyes of the Chinese Communist Party and its proxies in Hong Kong, that counts as colluding with foreign powers to destabilize the city—and in turn disrupting the party’s grip on its political hierarchy. On...
    Counterprotesters got involved in a violent confrontation with pro-police supporters at a Back the Blue rally in Fort Collins, Colo. Saturday, which ended with the arrests of three people. The pro-police attendees said two different groups of counterprotesters -- consisting of Black Lives Matter supporters and what appeared to be members of Antifa -- joined the event. They also claimed a faction from one of those two groups attacked a veteran who was in a wheelchair, according to The Collegian. Clips featured on a rally goer's Instagram account showed an all-out melee of various protesters beating one another, as people screamed and cursed while they looked on. Another attendee can be heard on the video saying, "Keep punching each other in the face but don't shoot anybody." Ciara Wilson, a local high school student who filmed part of the fight, said there were no police to be found as opposing sides battered one another in the...
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Three people were arrested and another cited after fights broke out at a Colorado pro-police rally that attracted counter protesters, authorities said. The “Back the Blue” rally drew hundreds of people outside the Fort Collins police department Saturday afternoon. After counter-protesters arrived, the demonstrations devolved into “multiple physical disturbances,” Detective Erin Feit told The Denver Post. Video footage of the conflict showed members of the pro-law enforcement crowd walking toward counter protesters who are backing away in a residential neighborhood a few blocks from the rally. The pro-police demonstrators outnumbered the counter-protesters, and fights broke out as the two sides moved into a grassy area between houses , video footage shows. It was not clear how the fights began, but the recordings show about a dozen people wrestling and fighting in a ditch. A person in a red shirt is shown using an...
    Pro-police protesters are showing their support for law enforcement in perhaps the most unfortunately appropriate way—by violently assaulting those protesting police brutality. Hide Back the Blue held a rally in Fort Collins, Colorado, over the weekend to show support for police as a counter to all the Black Lives Matter protests that have been held across the country the summer. But when a small group of BLM protesters showed up, things turned violent. Hide Videos of the incident appear to show the pro-police group advancing on the BLM protesters, quickly culminating in a full-on brawl in a ditch. Back the Blue supporters can be seen pulling people dressed in all black into the ditch, jumping on top of them, and beating them into the ground. “Everybody, keep their hands of your weapons,” one man says calmly. “Keep punching each other in the face, just don’t shoot anybody.” One man in...
    Violent chaos erupted Saturday afternoon between pro-police and anti-racism protesters in Colorado, resulting in the arrest of three people.   Shocking video posted to social media from the Fort Collins protests shows an all-out brawl as the police supporters pummel Black Lives Matter demonstrators they claimed had attacked a veteran in a wheelchair.   Moments before, the pro-police group, decked out in American flags and carrying Trump 2020 flags, where seen pushing back the counter-protesters blasting them as members of Antifa and 'Commie scum'.  The violence suddenly sparked but claims that the BLM protesters attacked a man in a wheelchair seen earlier in the footage cannot be confirmed in the video.  Scroll down for video  An all-out brawl erupted in a ditch between pro-police and anti-racism protesters in Fort Collins, Colorado on Saturday afternoon. Three were arrested for disorderly conduct In a separate incident an anti-racism protester was beaten to...
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Three people were arrested and another cited after fights broke out a pro-police rally in Colorado, authorities said Sunday. The “Back the Blue” rally began outside the Fort Collins police department Saturday afternoon. Counter-protesters also arrived, and the demonstrations devolved into “multiple physical disturbances,” Detective Erin Feit told The Denver Post. Video footage of the conflict showed members of the pro-law enforcement crowd walking toward counter protesters in a neighborhood a few blocks away from the rally, the newspaper reported. The pro-police demonstrators outnumbered the counter-protesters, and fights broke out as the two sides moved into a grassy area between houses , the video footage shows. It was not clear how the fights began, but the recording shows about a dozen people wrestling and fighting on the ground in the ditch. The people arrested and cited were aligned with both the pro-police group and the...
    Individuals gathered in Rockford, Illinois, to show support for police at a “Back the Blue” rally were confronted and threatened by “counter-protesters” who carried signs comparing law enforcement to the Ku Klux Klan. During the weekend, 17 arrests were made — all consisting of the anti-police attendees who also allegedly threatened officers on site to maintain order. The Rockford Register Star reported on the events that unfolded outside of the Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center: Police intervened, using tear gas and pepper spray to disperse the crowd and then said over a loudspeaker that those who remained would be arrested. Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea said officers have showed restraint and have been “more than patient” during frequent protests throughout the city this summer. But he said recent actions have forced officers to act, including Friday night, when protesters formed a blockade to stop vehicles from passing through the intersection...
    A handful of billboards in support of law enforcement have been vandalized in the Twin Cities, including one that was altered with graffiti in Minneapolis to say “Shoot Our Police” rather than “Support Our Police.” The Center of the American Experiment is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the prosecution and conviction of the person or people responsible, John Hinderaker, the president of the Golden Valley-based conservative-leaning think tank, said Tuesday. The center launched a public awareness campaign last week, saying it is seeking “to inform Minnesotans of a dramatic increase in violent crime in the Twin Cities and give law enforcement supporters a voice in the public debate over the role of police in our communities.” The 38 billboards put up in the greater metro area include headlines from local media reports, such as, “Multiple shootings in metro area overnight.” A billboard with that message in...
    Police in Denver had to break up a confrontation between pro-police demonstrators and counterprotesters who turned violent Sunday afternoon. Pro-police organizers were holding a "Back the Blue" event during the annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day outside the city's Civic Center Park when the two groups met. Randy Corporon, an attorney and one of the event organizers, said local police had asked him to move the day of the demonstration due to a Black Lives Matter protest planned nearby at the same time. “He was agitated that we're going to get his officers hurt,” Corporon said of the local police chief, according to the Denver Post. “My response to him was that he should allow his officers to do their job and if people are down there breaking the law, to stop them. Because they'll have nothing to fear from us.” Counterprotesters said their goal was to...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was a demonstration showing support for the NYPD on Sunday in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. It was met by Black Lives Matter protesters and at least one person was Tased and put in handcuffs, CBS2’s Cory James reported. On a video obtained by CBS2, a Black Lives Matter protester is seen engaging with an officer. Strong words are exchanged after the cop yelled at him to “get back.” Then, seconds later, the officer pushes him. Right after that you see another officer step in, grabbing the protester from behind. As that man pulled out his phone, the officer took out his Taser. PROTESTS AND PAIN CBS2’s Maurice DuBois, Documentary Filmmaker Marshall Curry Discuss Where The Conversation About Race Goes From Here Public Advocate Jumaane Williams On What’s Next With Race In America Writer David Simon, Who Created The Wire, On Policing In America Having The...
    PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegrin police have detained dozens of people after seven officers were injured in clashes with pro-Serb opposition protesters in several towns. Police say two opposition lawmakers were among those detained during protests late Wednesday in the capital, Podgorica, and other towns. The incidents reflect mounting political tensions in the small Balkan nation ahead of a parliamentary election set for Aug. 30. Main opposition parties in the country of 620,000 people are seeking closer ties with Serbia and Russia. The Montenegrin government on Thursday described the riots as “a well-known pattern of certain political subjects aimed at destruction of the state and its institutions and fueling of instability in Montenegro.” The demonstrations on Wednesday erupted in the coastal town of Budva, where tensions have been high for days over a dispute among municipal authorities. Police in Budva used tear gas to disperse the...
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