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    DENVER (CBS4) –  The Party for Socialism and Liberation plans to protest outside the Colorado State Capitol on Saturday at noon. They are calling for justice for the people arrested in various protests in June and July. The 17th Judicial District charged five people in connection to alleged crimes during a protest at Aurora Police Department’s District One police station on July 3. Those charges include attempted kidnapping, inciting a riot, engaging in a riot and obstructing government operations. (credit: CBS) “They blockaded streets surrounding District One with vehicles and various items from nearby construction sites.  They prevented 18 officers inside from leaving the building by barricading entrances and securing doors with wires, ropes, boards, picnic tables and sandbags.  Some...
    The Seattle police watchdog decided Friday that an officer who pepper-sprayed a  seven-year-old child during an anti-racism protest did not violate the department's policy.  The Office of Police Accountability received 13,000 complaints after a video of the boy screaming 'I can't see' while being doused in milk by other protesters went viral following a May 30 demonstration.  OPA Director Andrew Myerberg deemed that the officer had not intended to hit the child and did not realize the boy was in his line of fire when he started to pepper-spray a woman standing immediately in front on him.  Myerberg described body-cam and social media footage of the incident as 'heartbreaking' but claimed that it did not mean the the officer was guilty...
    Kim Kardashian-West, Mark Ruffalo, and Katy Perry are all participating in Wednesday's Instagram freeze. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty Images/Scott Roth/Invision for Producers Guild of America/AP/Daniel Pockett/Getty Images Stop Hate For Profit, a coalition led by civil rights groups, is leading an Instagram freeze on Wednesday, September 16, to protest Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram. Facebook has been criticized for allowing hate speech and misinformation to flourish on its platforms. Celebrities including Kim Kardashian-West, Orlando Bloom, and Mark Ruffalo are participating in the Instagram freeze. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. On Wednesday, a group of celebrities "froze" their Instagram (and for some, Facebook) accounts to protest "Facebook's repeated failures to address hate speech and election disinformation on their platforms," according to...
    Herschel Walker said “fans have a right to protest as well” when asked about the drop in ratings in the NFL when compared to the numbers in 2019 after the first week of football with social justice protests. The comments came during the NFL legend‘s appearance Tuesday on Fox News’ “The Story With Martha McCallum” when the host noted that 8 million fewer people tuned in for the first week of games, 88 million compared to 96 million the year prior. That is a drop of close to 10 percent, McCallum explained. (RELATED: Fox News Contributor Says Media Is Ignoring Biden’s ‘Staggering’ Support Of Black Voters) “First of all, it’s great unity but as I said early on, there shouldn’t...
    Video of a black Trump supporter singing the president's praises has gone viral. The footage, taken at a Nevada campaign stop, shows the man lauding President Donald Trump for his work with the black community, and for what he's doing for small businesses across the country. Team Trump shared the video across its social networking platforms, where it went viral. What are the details of the video? The video was captioned, "Supporter at #Nevada Peaceful Protest: 'I support the president because he's done more for the black community — all Americans really — than any other president in my lifetime.'" The supporter added, "I'm happy with what he's doing for businesses, small businesses, [and trying to]...
    A man walks up to a Los Angeles County squad car sitting at a rail station in Compton about 7 p.m. and shoots both officers inside, out of the blue. Some witnesses celebrate, with one shouting, “No justice, no peace!” as one cop struggles to stand. As the officers lay fighting for their lives in St. Francis Medical Center, a group of protesters blocks the entrance and exit to the emergency room, some yelling, “We hope they die!” Will the national “protest” movement wake up after Saturday night’s insanity? Happily, the two officers — a mother, 31, and a man, 24, both on the job just over a year — are now expected to recover. see also Watch...
    Meghan McCain called out the media coverage of the nationwide protests against police brutality — singling out CNN for doing “a real disservice” by downplaying the violence. The View hosts began their Monday episode by discussing the shooting of LA police officers this weekend, noting that while there was no clear connection between the ambush and the protesters, it might alter people’s view on the demonstrations. Sunny Hostin cited a Fox News poll that noted more people have classified the Black Lives Matter protests as riots, arguing that those statistics are feeding into the narrative President Donald Trump’s campaign is pushing on law and order. “If you really look at the facts, 93 percent — 93 percent of protests are nonviolent, nonviolent. And,...
    (Reuters) - National Football League players staged pre-game protests taking a knee during the playing of the U.S. national anthem on Sunday in mostly empty stadiums, avoiding the embarrassment of fans booing that overshadowed the season opener. The Jacksonville Jaguars were the only team hosting a Week One game allowing fans in on Sunday, so there were no repeats of Thursday's scenes at Arrowhead Stadium when members of the Super Bowl champions Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans were booed during a moment of silence for social justice. The Jaguars took no chances and like several teams remained in the locker room during the singing of "Lift Every Voice and Sing," often called the Black national anthem, and the "Star-Spangled...
    Protesters march with the family of Jacob Blake during a rally against racism and police brutality in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on August 29, 2020. STEPHEN MATUREN/AFP via Getty Images Gaige Grosskreutz, the sole survivor among three men who were shot during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on August 25, says he survived because he had carried a medical kit with him.  Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, has been charged in the shootings of Grosskreutz and the two other men. Rittenhouse's lawyer says he plans to argue self-defense.  Grosskreutz told CNN that like Rittenhouse, he also brought a gun to the protest, a decision he made after reading about a call to arms on Facebook.  He said he never shot his gun...
    Kardashians ending reality show and more ICYMI celeb news 19 major companies that have announced employees can work remotely long-term Before Colin Kaepernick, there was the Ferguson Five Chris Givens couldn’t stay silent any longer.  At a time when many NFL players worried that speaking out would jeopardize their careers, the third-year St. Louis Rams receiver felt he had to say something to condemn racial injustice and demonstrate he was part of the fight for change. It was November 2014, and a Missouri grand jury had just declined to indict a white Ferguson police officer for the fatal shooting of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown. The decision that there wasn’t sufficient evidence to file criminal charges ignited demonstrations from...
    By Jiraporn Kuhakan BANGKOK (Reuters) - It was with a kiss that student activist Tattep Ruangprapaikitseree first took centre stage in Thai politics. His embrace with his boyfriend at parliament as they campaigned for gay marriage rights last December shocked conservatives and stirred a social media storm. Nine months on, the changes he now demands for Thailand are even more fundamental for the protest movement challenging an establishment long dominated by the army and the palace. "I'm confused as to how I got here," Tattep, 23, told Reuters. Since mid-July, protesters have been calling for the departure of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a former coup leader. They want a new constitution, fresh elections and an end to the harassment of...
    One of Hollywood's most legendary stars isn't fond of the industry's famous red carpet tradition. In a recent interview with InStyle magazine, two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda opened up about what she's been up to lately while in coronavirus quarantine, which has included going for walks, meditating, exercising and more. The "Grace and Frankie" star, 82, said that she's looking forward to the world opening back up again so that she can exercise her socio-political muscles. JANE FONDA, 82, SAYS SHE'S DONE DATING: 'CLOSED UP SHOP' "Well, there’s a lot to protest right now, so I can’t wait to be able to protest in person," Fonda said. Jane Fonda says she 'never' enjoyed getting dressed up for Hollywood events....
    Jane Fonda is enjoying a break from Hollywood events. The “Grace & Frankie” actress, 82, is coping with the coronavirus pandemic by reading, hosting virtual Fire Drill Friday climate change rallies and trying to relax. And though Fonda says “one day looks like the next,” she’s not rushing to get back to the glitz and glam of the red carpet. When asked if she misses getting dressed up for events, the actress gave an honest answer: “No. I don’t care if I ever do that again. I don’t enjoy it; I never have,” told InStyle. “Last fall, I vowed that I would never buy another article of clothing, and I haven’t.” Indeed, Fonda pledged in November 2019 that the now-signature...
    Steven Lysenko, an assistant principal and teacher at an upstate high school, was reportedly placed on leave following his controversial attendance at a Black Lives Matter protest in Rochester, New York.  Hide Lysenko recorded himself on Facebook Live angrily yelling “Fuck the police” and complaining about officers targeting peaceful protesters. Hide “Our peacekeepers ended up shooting pepper spray at us for singing and chanting and telling them what a shitty ass job they were doing,” he said, according to copies of the video that have gone viral online. “They can fuck right off, America.”  After his explicit tirade, Lysenko ended the video with a calm, polite “Thank you.” The school district Lysenko works in, Spencerport Central School District, first addressed the...
    Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s current home is getting an 8-foot-tall wall built around it and other security updates, leaving taxpayers with a $1.1 million bill. The wall would help "ensure the safety, security, and protection of any sitting governor and the first family,” according to the governor’s office. The government-owned home is receiving the increased security due to threats Whitmer has received in recent months. Despite the new wall and electrified fence, the Democratic governor has a history of denouncing President Trump’s wall along the southern border, calling it "costly and ineffective" back in 2017. "$40 BILLION for the wall," Whitmer tweeted at the time. "Think how many kids that would educate, how many roads, bridges and...
    Yes, the NFL technically still has a national anthem policy that prohibits players from kneeling during the singing or playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before games. But the rule is a pointless chapter in the league’s game operations manual. The policy, amended in 2018 a couple years after Colin Kaepernick sparked league-wide protests against racial injustice and police brutality by sitting and then kneeling during the national anthem, has never been enforced. That policy is under the microscope once again as the NFL begins its 2020 season. More police killings of unarmed Black people in recent months have prompted protests in the United States and globally, and the demonstrations have spilled into the sports world. NFL players were expected to protest these racial injustices,...
    Workers gathered at Windsor Castle to quietly protest plans to axe up to half of the Queen's household staff in cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic. Royal Collection Trust staff staged a silent protest outside Windsor Castle on Tuesday over new plans which reportedly see staff facing pension cuts and 200 compulsory redundancies handed out. The workers, who manage the public opening of Her Majesty's residences, demanded 'loyalty' from their employers and held a sign saying 'King Henry cut off heads... now they want to axe our jobs and cut our pensions'. The compulsory and voluntary redundancy reports come after the coronavirus crisis has created an £18 million black hole in Her Majesty's finances. The Royal Collection Trust, which is one of the five...
    Eric Trump, the son of President Donald Trump, declared the NFL dead on Monday. Trump responded on Twitter to an article from the Washington Examiner about Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford revealing the team has given players the “green light” to protest during the national anthem. TYRONE CRAWFORD: COWBOYS GIVEN 'GREEN LIGHT' TO PROTEST DURING ANTHEM, WANT TO DO SOMETHING EYE-CATCHING “Football is officially dead — so much for ‘America’s sport.’ Goodbye NFL... I’m gone,” the executive vice president of the Trump Organization wrote. Crawford revealed that Dallas officials had given players the opportunity to protest during the national anthem. “We definitely [have] the green light on all that, but also just trying to find something that's going to make...
    “America’s Team” taking a knee during the National Anthem means “America’s Sport” is officially dead to President Donald Trump’s son, Eric. Eric Trump tweeted on Tuesday that he was done with the NFL in a tweet responding to Cowboys being given the “green light” — according to defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford — by owner Jerry Jones to peacefully protest prior to games this season. “Football is officially dead — so much for ‘America’s sport.’ Goodbye NFL… I’m gone,” Eric Trump tweeted. J ones had been quiet on how the Cowboys would handle protesting racial injustice. But on Friday, Jones said he wants fans to respect what his players choose to do, a change in tone from the team’s owner....
    Steve Lysenko, an assistant principal at a high school in a suburb of Rochester, New York, has been placed on leave following outrage in the community over the administrator live-streaming himself cursing out the police while attending a Black Lives Matter protest in the city. In the nearly 50-second stream, the administrator yells about what a “s***ty a** job” the Rochester Police Department (RPD) are allegedly doing, adding, “f*** the police,” and noting that the RPD “can f*** right off, America!” According to 13 WHAM, parents and members of the Spencerport community expressed outrage over the expletive-laced anti-cop rant from the administrator. As of Tuesday morning, an online petition has garnered more than 5,500 signatures calling for Lysenko’s firing. A...
    President Donald Trump called the Black Lives Matter protesters who screamed 'f*** the white people' Joe Biden voters  and 'Anarchists' and challenged the Democratic ticket to 'utter the words "Law & Order."'  During a flurry of tweets he pushed out Tuesday morning, Trump commented on footage that went viral after a Saturday protest in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - a key swing state in the upcoming presidential election.  'BLM Protesters horribly harass elderly Pittsburgh diners, scaring them with loud taunts while taking their food right off their plate,' Trump complained. 'These Anarchists, not protesters are Biden voters, but he has no control and nothing to say. Disgraceful. Never seen anything like it. Thugs!'   Trump said 'this thuggery' was happening in Democratic-run...
    THESE footy players show off their tackles — while playing in the buff. They got their kit off as a protest against the increasing commercialisation of professional football. 4German footballers had a game in the buff as part of a protest Credit: Reuters 4They got their kit off as a protest against the increasing commercialisation of professional footballCredit: Reuters Most read in NewsFLOATING BODYHuman remains pulled from lake in New York City's Central Park on Labor DayPITTSBURGH SHAMEBLM protesters scream 'f**k the white people' at terrified elderly dinersFAMILY BLOODBATH Dad and kids, 11,15 and 20 shot dead in family home by brother in law'TAKE THAT OFF'Trump tells reporter asking 'muffled' questions to remove maskNONE FOR THE MONEYTrump says $1,200...
    A throng of protesters gathered outside Nancy Pelosi's home after she sparked outrage by visiting a San Francisco salon that was shuttered due to coronavirus.   More than a dozen women descended on Pelosi's pad in Pacific Heights on Thursday and mocked the Democratic house speaker by donning hair curlers and plastic drapes around their shoulders.   They took the stunt a step further by hanging hair dryers in a tree out front - a reference to the blow-out Pelosi received at eSalon SF on August 31.   Pelosi became the target of widespread ridicule last week after video of her not wearing a mask inside the salon - which was closed due to local coronavirus restrictions - was leaked to Fox News.  ...
    A New York assistant principal has been placed on administrative leave after he recorded himself at Rochester protests screaming “F-k the police,” video shows. Ninth-grade Advanced Placement school teacher Steven Lysenko attended Rochester protests where he took a Facebook Live video of himself screaming about police while wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt in a video, the New York Post reported. Lysenko did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation. Lysenko, who teaches at Spencerport High School in Rochester, said that police pepper-sprayed protestors though “we didn’t do anything but chant and sing,” the publication reported. (RELATED: Biden Silent On Harris Supporting Bail Fund That Helped Rioters After He Condemned Riots, Violence) “Mr....
    During a “reparations rebellion” protest in London, Extinction Rebellion and BLM climate change activists demanded that financial institutions pay reparations for their role in the slave trade. On Friday, the eco-warrior group took to the streets of the City of London for a so-called ‘Walk of Shame’ to denounce the historical ties to slavery between the Bank of England and other British financial institutions. In a Breitbart London exclusive video, one activist called for money in offshore accounts to be taken and handed out as reparations. The XR activist went on to suggest that the British Museum return all the artefacts that were “stolen” and transform the building into the “British Museum of Slavery and Empire”. Later in the protest,...
    Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has had enough of the Big 10’s garbage. According to ESPN, Harbaugh attended a Saturday protest against the league’s decision to cancel the football season during the coronavirus pandemic. Players and their parents also joined the protest. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Jim Harbaugh: “Free the Big Ten, like my brother John Harbaugh said.” pic.twitter.com/ETeeLHuQrR — Austin Meek (@byAustinMeek) September 5, 2020 Furthermore, Harbaugh made it clear they’re ready to roll immediately. In a Twitter video posted by Angelique Chengelis, Harbaugh said the Wolverines are “ready to play” and could play a game in “two weeks.” You can listen to his full comments below. Jim Harbaugh says...
    A HIGH-SCHOOL assistant principal has sparked uproar for posting a video of him shouting 'fuck the police' during recent protests Ninth grade teacher Steven Lysenko, who works at Spencerport High School in Rochester, upstate NY, filmed himself as he joined the nightly Black Lives Matter protests that have rocked the city. 4Ninth grade teacher Steven Lysenko was seen screaming expletives in a Facebook Live videoCredit: Facebook 4Lysenko works at Spencerport High School in Rochester, upstate New YorkCredit: Google Maps Crowds of BLM supporters have taken to the street to demand change after police body-camera footage emerged of the harsh arrest of Daniel Prude in March, a Black man who died of asphyxiation a week later. During the video, the...
    A New York assistant principal is facing scrutiny after delivering a profanity-laced tirade during a Black Lives Matter protest in Rochester. Steven Lysenko, a ninth-grade AP teacher at Spencerport High School in suburban Rochester, is accused of spewing anti-cop rhetoric during a Facebook Live video. The school district was forced to issue a statement after some parents were outraged over the expletive-laden rant. Lysenko participated in a Black Lives Matter protest in Rochester on Saturday. Following what he deemed as an overaggressive encounter with Rochester police, the assistant principal launched into an enraged diatribe. Lysenko started the video by introducing himself as the president of the local chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education. The teacher...
    John Malkovich’s son was arrested at a protest in Portland, Oregon on Friday night. The legendary actor’s son Loewy, 28, is accused of interfering with a peace officer and disorderly conduct in the second degree. He is among 27 arrested at the demonstration, where Black Lives Matter activists and Antifa members gathered outside the offices of the Portland police union to protest police brutality and racial inequality. John Malkovich’s (left) son Loewy (right) was arrested at a protest in Portland, Oregon on Friday night He is among 27 arrested at the demonstration, where Black Lives Matter activists and Antifa members gathered outside the offices of the Portland police union to protest police brutality and racial inequality ...
    An airplane circled above Churchill Downs on Saturday, flying a banner behind it: "Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor," it said. The 146th Kentucky Derby became a surreal distillation of the crises facing the country in 2020, in the hometown of Taylor, a 26-year-old Black emergency medical technician shot dead in her home in March when police burst in to serve a search warrant in the middle of the night. Inside the racetrack, the stands were mostly empty and wagering windows closed as fans were banned because of the coronavirus pandemic. Outside, thousands of protesters leaned into the gates, chanting Taylor's name. Armored police vehicles in the parking lot replaced the normal throngs of Derby-goers in seersucker and showy...
    An assistant principal at a high school in a suburb of Rochester, New York, live-streamed himself attending a Black Lives Matter protest. In the nearly 50-second stream, the educator tells the public what a “s***ty a** job” the Rochester Police Department (RPD) was allegedly doing, adding, “f*** the police,” and noting that the RPD “can f*** right off, America!” As confirmed on the school’s website, Mr. Steve Lysenko is the 9th grade and Academy Assistant Principal at Spencerport High School. The left-wing activist also identified himself as the “president of the local chapter of the national association for multicultural education” via livestream. “Good evening, folks, it’s Steve Lysenko, president of the local chapter of the national association for multicultural education,”...
    Michael Reinoehl is seen during a protest in front of Mayor Ted Wheeler's residence Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Reinoehl, suspected of fatally shooting a supporter of a right-wing group in Portland last week, was killed Thursday, Sept. 3, as investigators moved in to arrest him, a senior Justice Department official told The Associated Press. Reinoehl, 48, was killed as a federal task force attempted to apprehend him in Lacey, Wash., the official said. Reinoehl was the prime suspect in the killing of 39-year-old Aaron “Jay” Danielson, who was shot in the chest Saturday night, the official said. Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP Michael Reinoehl, who is suspected of fatally shooting Aaron Danielson in Portland, Oregon,...
    SHOCKING footage of a car ploughing through Black Lives Matter protesters who were holding a demonstration in Times Square has been revealed. Dozens of BLM demonstrators gathered in the rain to protest the death of Daniel Prude, a 41-year-old man who suffocated while in police custody. 16The driver of the car, believed to be a Ford Taurus sedan, pushed through protestersCredit: ViralPress 16The front of the vehicle was seen shoving against cyclistsCredit: ViralPress 16As the car sped off, protesters ran behind in furyCredit: ViralPress The crowds stood at the crossroads as they chanted: "No justice, no peace" at around 8pm yesterday. The vehicle, believed to be a black Ford Taurus approached the group and the driver began furiously honking his...
    Sao Paulo, Sep 2 . .- Seven of the prosecutors of the anti-corruption operation Lava Jato, which uncovered a vast corruption scheme in the Brazilian state-owned Petrobras, resigned this Wednesday from their positions due to differences with the policies of the Attorney General’s Office. In a joint document sent to that body, the seven attorneys, who make up the Lava Jato team in Sao Paulo, presented their collective resignation due to “insoluble incompatibilities with the actions of Viviane de Oliveira”, appointed by the attorney general, Augusto Aras , to coordinate the work in that city. Aras, appointed to that position by the Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, at the beginning of last year, has been critical of...
    Matthew Banta, 23, 'dropped into the fetal position and began crying' when he was busted by cops with a flamethrower on the way to a Black Lives Matter march in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Saturday  An alleged Antifa agitator 'dropped into the fetal position and began crying' when he was busted by cops with a flamethrower on the way to a Black Lives Matter march.  Matthew Banta, 23, was caught with the incendiary device in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Saturday night. He was also discovered in possession of 'military-grade 5-minute' smoke grenades, fireworks, and various Antifa flags and stickers, according to The Green Bay Press-Gazette.  A criminal complaint alleges that Banta 'is known to be a violent Antifa member'...
    MATTHEW Banta, 23, was charged Monday after he allegedly had smoke grenades and a flamethrower at a protest in Wisconsin. The man, who is a member of Antifa and known as "Commander Red," has since been charged with obstruction following the alleged incident in Green Bay. 5Matthew Banta, 23, is also reportedly known as 'Commander Red'Credit: Green Bay Police Department 5Protesters are seen at a demonstration in Green Bay, Wisconsin over the weekendCredit: Fox11 Who is Matthew Banta? Matthew Banta, 23, was arrested this weekend after he was allegedly found to have smoke grenades and a flamethrower at a Wisconsin protest. According to a criminal complaint shared by the Green Bay Press Gazette, Banta is known by the name "Commander...
    AUSTRALIAN police arrested a pregnant woman on Wednesday for publishing a post on her Facebook that promoted a coronavirus anti-lockdown protest.  Zoe Buhler was charged with incitement, and her computer and phone were seized by police. 8Zoe Buhler was arrested in her home in AustraliaCredit: Facebook Here is more on the bizarre arrest.  Who is the Australian woman and why did she get arrested? Zoe Buhler, 28, was arrested at her home in Miners Rest near Ballarat, Victoria, on Wednesday after she created a “freedom day” event on Facebook. The event called for people to protest against the Victorian government’s coronavirus lockdown measures. 8Police say she was 'inciting' citizensCredit: Facebook Where was the video posted? Her partner recorded the interaction...
    A Portland man accused of double murder was arrested just days before for interfering with police during a protest — but the charge related to the protest was dismissed the next day, and he was released from jail, KOIN-TV reported. What are the details? Cassy Leaton, 22, and Najaf "Nate" Hobbs, 39, were stabbed to death June 16, and police arrested Phillip Lawrence Nelson two days later, the station said, adding that the suspect faces two murder charges and is being held without bail. Cassy Leaton and Najaf "Nate" HobbsImage source: Portland Police Bureau But on June 12, Nelson was arrested at a protest in downtown Portland on a misdemeanor charge of interfering with a peace officer, KOIN...
    Public Enemy released the video for its updated version of the song “Fight the Power,” featuring images and videos of recent protests over systemic racism and police brutality. The popular hip-hop band released the original version of the iconic song in 1989 and it was quickly adopted as an anti-establishment anthem that remains relevant 31 years later in the wake of massive protests sparked by the May 25th death of George Floyd while in police custody. According to Variety, the updated 2020 track debuted at the BET Awards in June, but the new video was released by the band on Monday. It features group founders Chuck D and Flavor Flav along with other artists like Nas, Rapsody, YG, Jahi and the...
    The youngest Member of Parliament, Nadia Whittome, called climate change a “crisis of capitalism” and announced her support for a Green New Deal at an Extinction Rebellion protest in London. Channelling American Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Labour Party MP for Nottingham East said on Tuesday that allegedly man-made climate change is an “existential threat to all of us”. In a Breitbart London exclusive video, Nadia Whittome said of climate change: “This is not a crisis of tweaking around the edges, or a question of people shopping a bit less, or even going vegan, and I say that as a vegan.” “This is a crisis of capitalism,” the avowed socialist proclaimed, adding: “It’s not the case that poor people should pay...
    Attorney General Bill Barr was part of a Kenosha roundtable Tuesday with President Donald Trump talking about the unrest and violence in Kenosha after the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Barr said what they’re seeing is “violent instigators” coming into the city: “The violence that erupted shortly after the shooting is simply not a legitimate response to a police shooting. The looting and the arson were unacceptable. As it progressed, it became more and more distant from the issue of racial justice. It was violence for violence’s sake. Once again, we saw the hijacking of a protest by a hardcore group of radicals who were carrying out, planning a coordinated violent attack on law enforcement, on public property, and...
    (CNN)Based on a well-received, one-sentence tweet, a University of Pennsylvania professor is preparing to lead a direct-action, walkout-style event over two days for educators and students to address racial violence and unjust policing."I would be down as a professor to follow the NBA and Strike for a few days to protest police violence in America," Anthea Butler tweeted last week, referring to the recent walkout by pro athletes over the police shooting of Jacob Blake and other Black men.Anthea Butler of the University of PennsylvaniaThose in higher education plan to pause classes and administrative duties on September 8 and 9 for the Scholar Strike, a teach-in about racial violence, policing and community organizing. Some 600 professors have committed across multiple...
    National Basketball Association players who briefly staged a work stoppage in the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake have decided to play their games after all. The threat to the truncated baseball season is also over. And herein lies a tale about sports and the limits of protest. The courts where the NBA is staging its contests have “Black Lives Matter” emblazoned on them. Critics complain, on the other hand, that although players and team officials are permitted and even encouraged to speak up about racial injustice at home, the league won’t allow them to criticize the government of China, a country from which the NBA earns billions in revenue. Assume that the charge is true. It’s not hypocrisy....
    SOUTH SHORE — A suburban teen captured hundreds of photos of the street art that was created in protest after police killed George Floyd in June, and now he’s releasing the photos in a book. Zachary Slaughter, of suburban Flossmoor, bought a camera with his eighth-grade graduation money. Then protests erupted in Chicago in response to Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis. Slaughter and his father, Chris, embarked on a tour of the city, capturing artistic statements against police brutality. “I saw a lot of good pictures,” said Zachary Slaughter, 14. “I like to draw, too, so it inspired me.” The Slaughters’ effort started as a way to safely get out of the house and bond. But they soon realized they could...
    An Iranian wrestling champion has been sentenced to death for taking part in protests against the regime in 2018.  Iran's Supreme Court confirmed two death sentences for Navid Afkari along with six years and six months in prison and 74 lashes, according to Persian-language broadcaster Iran International.   His brother, Vahid Afkari, received a prison sentence of 54  years, while a third brother, Habib, was given 27 years and both will receive 74 lashes.  Iran's judiciary charged the brothers with 20 different crimes including 'attending illegal gatherings, assembly and conspiracy to commit crimes against national security, and insulting the supreme leader.'   Iran's Supreme Court confirmed two death sentences for wrestler Navid Afkari (pictured) along with six years and six months...
    HONG KONG—Students, teachers, parents, and others are staging protests in Inner Mongolia, a semi-autonomous region in northern China, by surrounding police stations and gathering outside schools. Thousands are congregating in rare displays of open defiance of governmental orders. These demonstrations were sparked by the Chinese government’s directive issued in the summer to broaden the footprint of Mandarin Chinese in state-compiled textbooks and classroom instruction within the region, displacing the Mongolian language in academic environments and daily usage. From September 1 onward, the authorities will shift public elementary and middle schools’ language of instruction to Chinese, specifically for three courses—language and literature, history, as well as morality and law (which includes political and ideological indoctrination). The change will be rolled out...
    HARARE, Zimbabwe — Unable to protest on the streets, some in Zimbabwe are calling themselves “keyboard warriors” as they take to graffiti and social media to pressure a government that promised reform but is now accused of gross human rights abuses. Activists use the hashtag #zimbabweanlivesmatter to encourage global pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government. Tens of thousands of people, from Jamaican reggae stars to US rap and hip-hop musicians, have joined African celebrities, politicians and former presidents in tweeting with the hashtag. But some analysts say online protests might not be enough to move Mnangagwa, who increasingly relies on security forces to crush dissent despite promising reforms when he took power after a coup in 2017. Tensions are...
    The gathering outside of the White House during the last night of the Republican National Convention "was not a protest," Fox News contributor Dan Bongino said on Monday. "What you saw out there was an organized mob of people ... the things that were said to me and my wife were disgusting,” Bongino told “Fox & Friends.” “People threatening 'I’ll meet you outside of the hotel tomorrow morning.' The only thing that stopped them, I’m not kidding, was Art Del Cueto, Brandon Judd and these Border Patrol guys who walked with us as we walked a mile-long gauntlet of animals. These were not protests,” Bongino said. SEN. RAND PAUL: MY WIFE AND I WERE ATTACKED BY A MOB -- DEMS WOULD WORSEN PROBLEM BY...
    Under what conditions, if at all, is residential picketing a form of legitimate protest or expression of ideas? Recently in response to the death of George Floyd the streets in front of the personal residences of two police officers and their families have been the sites of public protest. So too has the Minnesota governor’s mansion, also located on a residential street. First, no reasonable person should disagree with the proposition that racism is wrong. Nor should a reasonable person endorse unwarranted use of force by police, especially when done in a racially discriminatory way. What happened to George Floyd was a tragedy and whether the police officers are guilty of a crime is a matter for the courts to...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The call was for protesters to shut down the Magnificent Mile, and in a way they did, but not in numbers.At its height Saturday's protest numbered no more than a couple hundred.Regardless, the fear of further unrest, after several days of violent clashes in Kenosha, Wisconsin followed by the shooting of Jacob Blake brought large numbers of police downtown.Businesses up and down Michigan Avenue either boarded up or closed early."Zero arrests were made during this evening's peaceful protest downtown. Thank you to EVERYONE who helped keep our downtown area safe. We will always facilitate & protect your First Amendment Rights in a safe manner, while ensuring the safety of residents, property & businesses," police said in a...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The call was for protesters to shut down the Magnificent Mile, and in a way they did, but not in numbers.At its height Saturday's protest numbered no more than a couple hundred.Regardless, the fear of further unrest, after several days of violent clashes in Kenosha, Wisconsin followed by the shooting of Jacob Blake brought large numbers of police downtown.Businesses up and down Michigan Avenue either boarded up or closed early."Zero arrests were made during this evening's peaceful protest downtown. Thank you to EVERYONE who helped keep our downtown area safe. We will always facilitate & protect your First Amendment Rights in a safe manner, while ensuring the safety of residents, property & businesses," police said in a...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Hundreds of people gathered in Chicago along Michigan Avenue and marched into the Loop Saturday, calling for for an end to police brutality.Protesters wanted to shut down the Mag Mile, but many businesses there were already closed.WATCH | Protesters gather to 'Shut Down the Mag Mile' EMBED More News Videos Protesters gathered in Chicago near the Wrigley Building on Michigan Avenue in an attempt to 'Shut Down the Mag Mile.' "A lot of people think it is to shut down stores - no," said Rabbi Michael Ben Yosef, organizer of Saturday's "Shut Down the Mag Mile" protest. "It is a prayer vigil for the stolen lives. We will have candles, name cards and there will be prayers...
    Colin Kaepernick has sent a handwritten letter to LeBron James thanking him for speaking out against racial injustice following the NBA walkoffs earlier this week.   James has been vocal supporter of NBA teams deciding to boycott their games as a way to protest the police shooting of unarmed black man Jacob Blake. The Los Angeles Lakers star was even said to be in favor of cancelling the rest of the 2019 - 2020 season.  On Saturday, the Los Angeles Lakers star shared a photo of a letter he received from Kaepernick -  another African-American athlete who has been outspoken on issues of race.  Kaepernick's letter read: 'Four years ago on August 14, 2016, I began protesting against systemic racism and...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Businesses boarded up along the Magnificent Mile as the city prepares for another round of protests this weekend.Organizers of an event called "Shut Down the Mag Mile" will address police brutality and call for police accountability."A lot of people think it is to shut down stores - no," said Rabbi Michael Ben Yosef. "It is a prayer vigil for the stolen lives. We will have candles, name cards and there will be prayers for the people."The protests follow days of unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin after the shooting of Jacob Blake. Although organizers said the event will be peaceful, police are on standby.Chicago police were out in full force Saturday lining Michigan Avenue and other neighborhoods. The Chicago...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Businesses boarded up along the Magnificent Mile as the city prepares for another round of protests this weekend.Organizers of an event called "Shut Down the Mag Mile" will address police brutality and call for police accountability."A lot of people think it is to shut down stores - no," said Rabbi Michael Ben Yosef. "It is a prayer vigil for the stolen lives. We will have candles, name cards and there will be prayers for the people."The protests follow days of unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin after the shooting of Jacob Blake. Although organizers said the event will be peaceful, police are on standby.Chicago police were out in full force Saturday lining Michigan Avenue and other neighborhoods. The Chicago...
    Tim Cook stated in a recent tweet that the Masters of the Universe at Apple stands with NBA players who recently boycotted a number of games in protest of the recent shooting of Jacob Blake. Apple supports “those who refuse to accept the status quo” because “we must do better.” In a recent tweet, Apple CEO Tim Cook stated: “We stand with those who refuse to accept the status quo. The WNBA, NBA, and all of those who will not tolerate another Jacob Blake.” The tweet from Cook can be seen below: We stand with those who refuse to accept the status quo. The WNBA, NBA, and all of those who will not tolerate another Jacob Blake. Another Emmett Till....
    Conservative activist Jacob Wohl appears to have been punched in the head or face during an attempt to counterprotest — or, in some eyes, to infiltrate and agitate — amidst a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Washington, D.C. Video and still images of the incident began circulating on social media late Friday night. “After infiltrating and agitating a BLM in DC, Jacob Wohl got punched in the head,” one post reads. Pressed about the veracity of the original image, the original poster supplied a ‘wanted’ poster purportedly mocked up by Wohl himself: It is true. pic.twitter.com/qiDimlQGAT — Hoodlum ???????? (@NotHoodlum) August 29, 2020 Wohl later confirmed that he did, in fact, post the above image on both his...
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Unable to protest on the streets, some in Zimbabwe are calling themselves “keyboard warriors” as they take to graffiti and social media to pressure a government that promised reform but is now accused of gross human rights abuses. Activists use the hashtag #zimbabweanlivesmatter to encourage global pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government. Tens of thousands of people, from Jamaican reggae stars to U.S. rap and hip-hop musicians, have joined African celebrities, politicians and former presidents in tweeting with the hashtag. But some analysts say online protests might not be enough to move Mnangagwa, who increasingly relies on security forces to crush dissent despite promising reforms when he took power after a coup in 2017. Tensions are...
    The New York Mets were right to decide not to play Thursday night's game against the Miami Marlins amid widespread protests by athletes following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told Fox News Radio's "Brian Kilmeade Show" Friday. “If you saw [outfielder] Dominic Smith's comments the night before, they were very emotional and genuine," said Christie, a diehard Mets fan, "and if you know Dom Smith, he is generally a very happy, upbeat, optimistic guy and, so, for him to make those comments, I think what the Mets players were saying yesterday was, 'If our teammate who we really love and care about feel that strongly about it, we’ll stand with him tonight.'" METS GM APOLOGIZES AFTER BLASTING...
    Tennis : After wanting to boycott her semi-final, which led to the tournament being stopped for 24 hours, Naomi Osaka finally qualified for the final in Cincinnati. Naomi Osaka wins on all grounds. The Japanese has received approval and support from everyone in tennis, from Andy Murray to Billie Jean King, by choosing to boycott his semi-final of the Cincinnati tournament (disputed in New York), in protest after the Jacob Blake affair. Her commitment, admirable for a 22-year-old girl who seems so shy in life, prompted WTA and ATP to put tournament on hiatus for a day, before resuming this Friday. In history, it is Osaka who had the most to lose (its match,...
    Former President Obama on Friday called for “peaceful, sustained” demonstrations for racial justice, as the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis., has ignited a new round of protests and demands for reform across the nation. “As people exercise their right to protest all across the country––let the undeniable paths of our progress be a guide going forward: peaceful, sustained protest; strategic, committed organizing; and purposeful, overwhelming participation at the ballot box,” Obama tweeted. As people exercise their right to protest all across the country––let the undeniable paths of our progress be a guide going forward: peaceful, sustained protest; strategic, committed organizing; and purposeful, overwhelming participation at the ballot box.— Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBiden knocks Trump for using...
    Giannis Antetokounmpo, George Hill, and Robin Lopez of the Bucks on the court during a game on August 20. Ashley Landis/Pool Photo/USA TODAY Sports/Reuters NBA players were blindsided and frustrated when the Milwaukee Bucks sat out of their game on Wednesday with no warning. Players on other teams reportedly felt "obligated" to also sit out and had to make decisions quickly. During a heated players meeting on Wednesday, players questioned the Bucks on why they didn't warn other teams about their plans to sit out and the direction they wanted to take after. Players on Thursday agreed to resume the playoffs. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. NBA players followed the Milwaukee Bucks' lead on Wednesday by...
    Several NFL players are considering sitting a game out. The Milwaukee Bucks started a sports-wide protest movement when they chose to boycott a playoff game as a way to show their frustration with the shooting of Jacob Blake. After the Bucks and every other team scheduled to play that day refused to play, the NFL followed their lead, with many teams choosing to cancel practice. This form of protest likely won’t die down as soon as the season starts, as some of the biggest names in the sport might actually Jim Trotter is reporting that some prominent players are considering sitting out a game or so during the 2020 season in the name of fighting for racial justice. A "few...
    VIDEO shows the shocking moment a man in BLACKFACE was punched in the head at Washington DC Black Lives Matter protest. The video, circulating on social media, came amid a wave of renewed energy for demonstrations following the shooting of Jacob Blake, and deaths at a Wisconsin protest. 6A man in blackface was seen being escorted by cops at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Washington DCCredit: ViralPress / Brendan Gutenschwager 6The man in blackface was punched by another man, video showsCredit: ViralPress / Brendan Gutenschwager Cops were seen escorting a man in blackface away from angry Black Lives Matter protesters in Washington DC. "Get out of here!" one person yelled. "You're going straight to hell!" another person yelled. A...
    Blake asks: Whyd they shoot me so many times? Cities with the highest organic food prices The Mets attempt at a walk-out protest turned into a convoluted calamity © Rich Schultz/Getty Images Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen. Rich Schultz/Getty Images The New York Mets and Miami Marlins took the field for a game on Thursday, only to then leave the field in protest of racial inequality over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. The Mets' side of the protest grew messy after a video showed team GM Brodie Van Wagenen criticizing an idea to do a symbolic protest by walking off the field, then returning to play. In the video, which appeared to be an accidental recording, Van...
    A Major League Baseball game between the New York Mets and the Miami Marlins has been postponed after both teams staged a walk off to protest against racial injustice.  Players appeared at New York's Citi Field for their scheduled match-up on Thursday night, but decided not to start the game.   Both teams took off their hats and stood silent for 42 seconds, before Marlins center fielder Lewis Brinson  placed a Black Lives Matter t-shirt on the home plate.   New York Mets outfielder Dominic Smith -  who wept Wednesday night while discussing the police shooting of black man Jacob Blake - then led his team back into the dugout. The Marlins followed suit.  The Mets-Marlins match-up is one of 10 MLB...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — This week, we’ve seen professional athletes taking a stand in the name of social justice. Their actions follow a long history of athletes and activism. Inside the NBA bubble, veteran Miami Heat forward Andre Iguodala is advocating for players as the vice president of the union. “We say we came down here with the mission to use our platform to speak out while also being able to preserve wealth for the African-American community,” said Iguodala in an interview with CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas. Iguodala and the rest of the NBA players are walking a path paved by the bravery of previous athletes. “Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, those figures who could have made, you know, [could have] been very...
    Dell Loy Hansen said he felt "disrespected" after his Real Salt Lake players chose not to compete in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake. AP Photo/Rick Bowmer Dell Loy Hansen — the owner of MLS club Real Salt Lake — is retaliating against his players after they boycotted their game Wednesday night. Hansen said he felt "disrespected" after players chose not to compete in protest of the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man shot seven times in the back by a police officer. The day after the strike, players were barred from using Real Salt Lake's practice facilities, according to reporting from SB Nation. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Professional athletes across the...
    Members of the WNBA’s Washington Mystics paraded onto the court Wednesday wearing white t-shirts – each with a letter of Jacob Blake’s name – and featuring seven bullet holes on their backs. The team lined up before the empty sidelines spelling out Blake’s name with their shirts, then they took a knee on the court. Blake is, of course, the Kenosha, Wisconsin, man who was shot on August 23 by police after a brief physical struggle and after refusing to obey repeated demands to submit to arrest. Blake is reportedly paralyzed from the wounds. pic.twitter.com/jh62COAebk — Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) August 26, 2020 United. pic.twitter.com/wRgXRHVUsA — WNBA (@WNBA) August 27, 2020 The league quickly canceled all its games for Wednesday and...
    Kenosha shooting: City turns to cleanup, prayers; Jacob Blakes attorneys urge authorities to protect protesters from vigilantes French grocer Carrefour has agreed to buy 172 stores in Spain, cementing its place as countrys second-biggest supermarket chain Protesters set up a guillotine outside Jeff Bezos mansion and demanded higher wages for Amazon workers after the CEOs net worth surpassed $200 billion © REUTERS/Joshua Roberts REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Protesters set up a guillotine outside Jeff Bezos' house to protest Amazon workers' wages on Thursday. The protest came the day after Bezos' net worth exceeded $200 billion for the first time, making him one of the richest people in history. Protesters, led by former warehouse worker and outspoken Amazon critic Christian Smalls,...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., questions Postmaster General Louis DeJoy during the House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing, August 24, 2020. TOM WILLIAMS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images The Milwaukee Bucks refused to take the court on Wednesday against the Orlando Magic in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake. The rest of the teams scheduled to play that day soon followed, with some players referring to their collective action as a "boycott." On Twitter, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explained that the players' action was a strike, as they were withholding their labor, rather than their dollars. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave a helpful lesson in labor terminology while expressing her support for the NBA...
    President Donald Trump mocked the National Basketball Association Thursday when asked about the player-driven protests following the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Asked about the protest during a FEMA briefing, Trump said he didn't 'know much' about the protest, then proceeded to attack the league.  'I don’t know much about the NBA protest. I know their ratings have been very bad. Because I think people are a little tired of the NBA, frankly,' he said. For Trump, a former realty TV star, calling out someone for low ratings is a deep slight.   President Donald President Trump said the NBA's TV ratings have been 'very bad' when asked about player-driven protests over the shooting of Jacob Blake...
    The NBA said Thursday it is "hopeful" the league will resume the 2020 playoffs after Milwaukee Bucks players decided to sit out Game 5 against the Orlando Magic in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Following the Bucks' decision on Wednesday, it prompted other teams from professional sports leagues to follow them.  Games scheduled for Thursday have been canceled, the league said. "We are hopeful to resume games either Friday or Saturday. There is a video conference call meeting scheduled later this afternoon between a group of NBA players and team governors representing the 13 teams in Orlando, along with representatives from the National Basketball Players Association and the league office and NBA Labor Relations Committee Chairman Michael Jordan,...
    President Donald Trump criticized the NBA on Thursday after its protest over the shooting of Jacob Blake, comparing the association to a “political organization.” After being asked by a reporter for his reaction to the strike which resulted in the postponement of three playoff games Wednesday, Trump said, “I don’t know much about the NBA protest. I know their ratings have been very bad because I think people are a little tired of the NBA, frankly, but I don’t know too much about the protest.” “I know their ratings have been very bad, and that’s unfortunate,” he continued, concluding, “They’ve become like a political organization, and that’s not a good thing. I don’t think that’s a good thing for...
    Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner took a dig Thursday at professional basketball players who cancelled their scheduled playoff game in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  Kushner, who like Trump expanded a real estate empire built by his father, pointed to the wealth amassed by top NBA players, while Mike Pence's chief of staff Marc Short dismissed the protest saying: 'I don't think we care.' The prominent White House officials spoke after the National Basketball Association postponed games amid protests over the shooting. Blake was shot seven times in the back during an encounter with police – an event that prompted three nights of street protests and violent clashes. 'Look, I think that the NBA...
    Bradley Cortright August 27, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is weighing on Milwaukee Bucks’ decision to boycott their playoff game on Wednesday night in protest of the shooting of Jacob Blake. During an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Kushner was asked if the White House supports the NBA players who are boycotting games. “I think that The NBA players are very fortunate that they have the financial position where they’re able to take a night off from work without having to have the consequences to themselves financially,” Kushner said. “So they have that luxury, which is great,” he added. On Wednesday, the Bucks announced that they would boycott their playoff game against the Orlando Magic to protest the police shooting of...
    (CNN)Across the sports world, athletes took a stand for Black Lives Matter on Wednesday night by holding a wildcat strike and refusing to play their regularly scheduled games.The decision started with the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks and stemmed from the police killing of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Sunday. The stand quickly spread across a number of sports and even into the broadcast booth, where TNT's "Inside the NBA" analyst Kenny Smith took off his mic and walked off stage.Here's a look at the teams and athletes who pulled back in order to have their voices be heard.NBAThe Milwaukee Bucks started a trend Wednesday when they decided not to play their NBA playoff game.The Milwaukee Bucks did not emerge from...
    Cody and Miley split, plus more celeb love updates Homeowners have a 6-week window to avoid new mortgage refinance fee Should NBA players walk out on the season? The world’s preeminent expert on sports protest says no Some 53 years before NBA players walked out on their season, 53 years before a police officer shot Jacob Blake, in the fall of 1967, Dr. Harry Edwards founded the Olympic Project for Human Rights. The goal was to fight racial injustice. Edwards ultimately helped engineer a boycott of the 1968 Games. Kareem Abdul-Jabaar, then Lew Alcindor, and other Black athletes refused to participate. Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists on a podium. Edwards stood by them. And he has...
    WASHINGTON -- Republicans aggressively defended law enforcement on the third night of their convention, as the nation faced renewed tensions following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man in Wisconsin, that sparked protests in a state that could decide the fall election.Vice President Mike Pence, the evening's featured speaker, seized on the national reckoning over racial injustice to argue that Democratic leaders are allowing lawlessness to prevail in cities from coast to coast. He and others described cities wracked by violence, though protests in most locations have been largely peaceful."The American people know we don't have to choose between supporting law enforcement and standing with African American neighbors to improve the quality of life in our cities and...
    In the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and the growing furor over the associated protests, multiple professional athletes and sports teams announced Wednesday that they had elected to boycott or postpone matches scheduled for the coming days. BaseballMajor League Baseball said in a statement it would “respect” the protest of teams that elected to boycott or postpone games. Milwaukee Brewers San Diego Padres Cincinnati Reds Seattle Mariners TennisNaomi Osaka, former U.S. Open champ and currently the 10th-ranked women’s tennis player in the world, said in a statement posted to Twitter that she would not play in a semifinal match in the Western and Southern Open scheduled for Thursday. “Before I’m an...
    The Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers have reportedly voted to boycott the remainder of the NBA season as part of the fast-growing protest following the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Reports late on Wednesday indicated that the teams opted to stop playing as a form of protest, the first in the league to do so. Teams had already voted not to play in the games scheduled that day and in the coming days. BREAKING: The Lakers and Clippers have voted to boycott the remainder of the NBA season. pic.twitter.com/2jp6H5SbRc — theScore (@theScore) August 27, 2020 As Shams Charania of The Athletic reported on Twitter, players from NBA teams met on Wednesday night to discuss how to proceed...
    WASHINGTON -- Republicans aggressively defended law enforcement on the third night of their convention, as the nation faced renewed tensions following the police shooting of a Black man in Wisconsin that sparked protests in a state that could decide the fall election.Vice President Mike Pence, the evening's featured speaker, seized on the national reckoning over racial injustice to argue that Democratic leaders are allowing lawlessness to prevail in cities from coast to coast. He and others described cities wracked by violence, though protests in most locations have been largely peaceful."The American people know we don't have to choose between supporting law enforcement and standing with African American neighbors to improve the quality of life in our cities and towns," he...
    On Wednesday, all NBA playoff games were postponed as players decided not to play in protest of the shooting death of Jacob Blake by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The Milwaukee Brewers joined the strike in choosing not to play, with reports that other MLB teams have discussed joining in. The strike took place exactly four years to the day after San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat out the national anthem before a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers in 2016. The coincidental timing has shined a light on the growth of the protest, which spread slowly after Kaepernick’s initial demonstration but has now shut down an entire sport. As CBS News noted, Kaepernick’s initial protest of police brutality...
    Transcript: Karen Pences RNC speech What is the plan? NYC restaurant owners plead for clarity on when indoor dining can resume Naomi Osaka was 2 matches away from winning a tournament but dropped out at the last minute in protest of police violence © Al Bello/Getty Images "Watching the continued genocide of Black people at the hand of the police is honestly making me sick to my stomach," Naomi Osaka wrote. Al Bello/Getty Images Naomi Osaka has dropped out of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, Ohio, in protest of police violence. The 22-year-old tennis superstar was scheduled to face Elise Mertens in the semifinals Thursday at 11 a.m. but posted a note announcing her decision to...
    An ESPN hockey reporter issued a public condemnation of the National Hockey League on Wednesday, expressing her disappointment that the league did not cancel its games for the evening as some other sports teams and players did out of protest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. What are the details? "Disappointed, but not surprised the NHL is the only pro sport continuing to play tonight," ESPN's Emily Kaplan tweeted. "Hockey has a chance to join a statement for social change. Instead, once again, the NHL is just looking the other way." She added, "I understand there are some MLB and MLS games going on. But I know hockey and I don't think there was any...
    U.S. Army Corps asks appeals court to reverse Dakota Access pipeline ruling What is the plan? NYC restaurant owners plead for clarity on when indoor dining can resume The Milwaukee Bucks demanded justice for Jacob Blake and action from the Wisconsin State Legislature after being the first team to boycott games in protest of police shootings © Provided by INSIDER The Milwaukee Bucks address the media after refusing to take the court for their game against the Orlando Magic. @Bucks / Twitter The Milwaukee Bucks put out a statement calling for justice for Jacob Blake after police shot him in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The statement came after the team boycotted their game on Wednesday against the Orlando Magic. In...
    Colin Keapernick kneels in protest of police brutality and racial inequality in the justice system. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Images The Milwaukee Bucks refused to take the court on Wednesday in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake. The Bucks' boycott came four years after Colin Kaepernick first addressed his decision to protest by sitting out the national anthem. By opting out of their game in order to address an issue of social justice, the Bucks' decision may represent the next step forward in player activism, just as Kaepernick's protest did four years ago. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. On Wednesday, the Milwaukee Bucks refused to take the court for the playoff game against the Orlando...