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Opinion | Trump’s Racist, Statist Suburban Dream
But the raw racism of postwar housing policy cast a long shadow over our society. You see, the ’50s and ’60s were an era both of relatively good pay for ordinary workers and of relatively cheap suburban housing. So Trump’s Suburban Lifestyle Dream is basically a walled village that the government built for whites, whose gates were slammed shut when others tried to enter. Discrimination was a statist policy, involving the exercise of political power to deny people free choice. (Black Americans already knew that very well.)
The pushback in Chicago as blacks grow sick and tired of looters and anarchists
The police have been scorned, demonized, despised and depleted by the woke crowd calling the shots in New York City. New Yorkers must band ­together and fight the madness, like the good citizens of the city of Chicago. They’re mad as hell about the politician-endorsed chaos infesting the streets, and they’re refusing to sit back quietly and take it. Y’all come out when it’s got something to do with the f - - king police,” he shouted, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. It was nice to see the red beret-wearing Guardian Angels patrolling the Upper West Side, like a vision out of an earlier, grittier, nastier New York.
911 caller in ‘swatting’ incident at BLM leader’s home said he was sending ‘message’
“Why are you holding them hostage?” the dispatcher asked, according to audio of the 911 call reviewed by The Times on Thursday. LAPD officers quickly descended on the block, near Crenshaw, and surrounded the home. AdvertisementPolice determined the incident was a “swatting” — where someone calls in a false emergency call in order to draw armed police to a location. “If it was a man holding us hostage, why were guns trained on me?” she asked. However, I am more concerned with how LAPD treated me and my children, and how they traumatized our entire street.”
Austin cuts police budget by 1/3 amid national ‘defund’ push
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........AUSTIN, Texas — In a unanimous vote, the Austin City Council moved Thursday to cut about one-third of next year’s $434 million police budget amid national calls for “defunding” law enforcement agencies in favor of spending more money on social services. “But today, we should celebrate what the movement has achieved for safety, racial justice, and democracy.”The Austin Police Association, which advocates for Austin officers, criticized the proposal ahead of the vote. Since June, Austin City Council members have heard hours of testimony from Austin residents on police use of force on protesters in Austin, including pepper spray and less lethal munitions. Austin council members voted to ban the use of choke-holds and and limit the Austin police budget. In Minneapolis, where George Floyd died, a majority of Minneapolis City Council members said in June that they supported disbanding the police department.
Cara Delevingne and Kaia Gerber get matching 'solemate' tattoos
Cara Delevingne and Kaia Gerber have added to their growing number of tattoos with matching etchings. 18-year-old Gerber took to Instagram Stories to reveal the identical new slogans, writing "Happy birthday to my solemate”, alongside a picture of their feet and hands interlocking over a table. Next, Gerber shared a close-up of their feet, featuring the word 'solemate' etched over both of their arches. Delevingne has been pictured spending plenty of time with Gerber, Qualley and sister Rainey Qually as lockdown eases. Tattoos around the world featured in Needles & Pins Show all 16 left Created with Sketch.
Florida Sheriff Who Threatened to Deputize ‘Lawful Gun Owners’ Against BLM Faces Unrelated Felony Charges
A controversial sheriff in Florida was reportedly given two choices: immediately resign his position and never seek another elected office or face felony charges. Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels made national headlines earlier this year when he threatened to make “special deputies of every lawful gun owner in this county” in order to “handle” Black Lives Matter protesters who showed up in his community. “And if you come to Clay County and you think for one second, we’ll bend our backs for you, you’re sadly mistaken,” he said one month ago. It was reported earlier on Thursday that King’s go at the investigation had drawn to a close, and that felony charges are looming. [image via screengrab/Clay County Sheriff’s Office]Have a tip we should know?
42 felony charges approved in Chicago looting incident, prosecutors say
Dozens of felony charges have been approved in connection with widespread looting in downtown Chicago earlier this week, county prosecutors said Thursday evening. The Chicago Police Department sought felony charges in 43 cases, and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approved 42 of them, according to the office. In the one case where the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office declined to file felony charges, the CPD detectives concurred with not charging a felony, the office said. "I am committed to keeping our communities safe and continuing to collaborate with our law enforcement partners to demand accountability and seek justice for the people of Cook County." Chicago police arrested and charged Latrell Allen of Englewood with attempted murder after they say he shot at officers.
The Trailer: The path ahead for Kamala Harris
The first rumination about a Joe Biden/Kamala Harris ticket began weeks after they both entered the presidential race. Harris beat Biden to the arena, but Biden surged in polls after announcing his campaign. And just days after the Trump campaign hammered Biden for a racially insensitive comment about diversity in the Black community, some around the campaign have stumbled with bigoted attacks on Harris. AD“He is solid as a rock,” President Trump said of Pence on Tuesday, when asked about Harris. “But if they don’t get those two items, that means you can’t have universal mail-in voting.”The Biden campaign quickly unwrapped its political gift.
Prosecutors say 30 women have come forward with groping accusations against Cuba Gooding Jr.
(CNN) Manhattan prosecutors in Cuba Gooding Jr.'s groping case said in court Thursday that more women have come forward with accusations of unwanted touching by the Oscar-winning actor, bringing the total number of women to come forward to 30. He was flanked by his attorney Peter Toumbekis, who argued in court Thursday to be able to question people seen in a video around the time Gooding allegedly abused women. One of those incidents allegedly involves a waitress at a club who says Gooding forcibly touched her in September 2018. Toumbekis argued that he should be able to cross-examine accusers about past statements they've made publicly. He also argued to be able to question the victim about her proclivity for threesomes over monogamous relationships.
A new season of Dine Out Boston arrives in a changed landscape
Dine Out Boston , formerly known as Restaurant Week, returns Sunday for its annual August run. Wendy MaedaQ Restaurant in Chinatown, which serves hot pot, sushi, and Chinese cuisine, is on the roster. We're giving out more variety for trying — particularly hot pot, because that's what we specialize in." AdvertisementThe Black Lives Matter movement was a factor in how the tourism bureau looked at charitable giving partners, O’Donnell says. But diversifying the list of Dine Out Boston restaurants may be a longer-term goal.
Depression, heartbreak and then a reckoning: The rebirth of Katy Perry
But if it had, the 15-year-old – who is now known to the world as Katy Perry – would have been ready. But as she watched her sibling raise two children, Perry worried she lacked the same maternal instinct. Critics lashed out at Perry – along with fellow DeGeneres supporters Kevin Hart and Diane Keaton – arguing that her message was tone-deaf. “I love – love – ‘Tears Ricochet.’”Dua Lipa, who has been friends with Perry for two years, described the singer as only ever being supportive of her as a fellow female artist. Puth, who co-wrote “Harleys in Hawaii,” says his recording session with Perry “was just like a party.
Biden's campaign earns $342 million in donations since announcing Kamala Harris as veep
Joe Biden's campaign announced Thursday that it brought in $34.2 million in donor dollars since unveiling Sen. Kamala Harris as the vice presidential pick. Joe Biden's (left) campaign has brought in $34.2 million since announcing that Sen. Kamala Harris (right) would be his running mate on the Democratic ticketA man holds a homemade Biden-Harris sign outside Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' event Wednesday in Wilmington, Delaware. A little after 4 p.m. Tuesday the Biden campaign announced Harris as his running mate via a text message to the former vice president's supporters. In the days leading up to the announcement of Harris, Biden was suspected to have narrowed the field down to Harris, California Rep. Karen Bass and former U.N. Amb. He welcomed Harris and her husband Douglas Emhoff to the campaign as 'honorary Bidens' and spoke endearingly about his new running mate's friendship with his late son Beau.
Rumored Proud Boys event sparks counter vigil in Kalamazoo
“It will be an occasion to remember all those who have died at the hands of white supremacists like the Proud Boys,” Dannison said. Another local event, a counter protest against the Proud Boys, is set up for 2 p.m. the same day and place. Argo advised anyone who decides to go downtown in the area of the possible Proud Boys presence to be careful. He referenced a flier that states the Proud Boys will be rallying against Antifa and Black Lives Matter. The social media posts calling Proud Boys to Kalamazoo have gained attention, spurring posts from others bringing friends to counter protest the Proud Boys, or protecting the community from the group.
Can RZA Make an Actually Good Ice Cream Truck Jingle?
RZA is best known as the mastermind behind some of rap music's most iconic bass-thumping beats, profanity-laced lyrics, and third eye-opening guided meditations. According to a press release announcing the partnership, the rapper “drew inspiration from his childhood memories of chasing after ice cream trucks on Staten Island — blending traditional ice cream truck sounds with jazz and hip-hop elements” to create his new tune. In a video for the company, RZA explained, “We wanted to make a melody that includes all community, that’s good for every driver, that’s good for every kid. And I’m proud to say, for the first time in a long time, a new ice cream jingle will be made available to trucks all across the country, in perpetuity. That mean’s forever, like Wu-Tang forever.”Good Humor is calling on all trucks to stop using “Turkey in the Straw” immediately, making the rapper's new jingle available for free to all U.S. ice cream trucks and adding it to industry-standard ice cream truck music boxes starting this month.
Trump Team Wants a Gold Star as COVID Deaths Rise and Testing Slows
Five months since the World Health Organization declared coronavirus a pandemic, most wealthy nations have brought their health crises under relative control. According to Politico, the Trump administration is growing increasingly confident in their response—“feeling like they’re finally getting a handle on how to fight the disease,” the outlet reported Thursday. “President Trump has led a historic, whole-of-America coronavirus response,” deputy press secretary Sarah Matthews told the publication. “It’s going to be going away,” Trump told Fox Business. Last month, Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, called Dr. Anthony Fauci “irresponsible” for comparing the coronavirus pandemic to the Spanish flu.
The Kamala Harris Birther Bulls--t Is Already Taking Off
When Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris as his history-making running mate, Donald Trump wasted no time in drafting a response, labelling the senator “phony and nasty.” Given the president’s rhetorical flourishes, Trumpworld’s response to Harris was always going to be toxic. But it reached a new tenor just the second day after her candidacy was announced, with Trump campaign legal advisor Jenna Ellis floating the conspiracy theory that Harris was not born in the United States. “It’s an open question, and one I think Harris should answer so the American people know for sure she is eligible,” she told ABC News. (It is not an open question; Harris was born in Oakland, California.) More even than Trump, though, the conversation around Harris will be shaped by how the media analyzes criticism directed at her.
“Change Requires Hope. Hope Requires Action”: Munroe Bergdorf On What 2020 Has Taught The World
In a letter written exclusively for Vogue, British model and activist Munroe Bergdorf reflects on 2020, and how hope can activate real change. But as difficult and disconcerting as the past six months have been, there is still hope; there is always hope. Living in a time where I can witness this kind of change first hand gives me hope for a better, more inclusive, and fairer future. I can’t wait to watch them change the world and restructure it in a way that works for everyone, rather than just for some. Change requires hope.
11 Young Women On How The A-Level 2020 Marking System Has Impacted Their Future
Here, 11 young women from across the country share their thoughts on how their A-Level results will impact their immediate and long-term future plans. The education system has failed and for the professional opinions of teachers who have known me for seven years to be reduced to a computer formula is frankly insulting. Under these circumstances I don’t think there was much else the UK education system could have done. I am fairly confident that my school and the UK education system has done the right thing given the circumstances. “The way the education system has decided this has resulted in grades which do not reflect my own work and time in any way.
Tamra Judge Mocks Kelly Dodd Engagement: She Likes Ugly Old Men!
This week, The Real Housewives of Orange County alum Tamra Judge did an interview with RealiTea With Derek Z. “You know what, I don’t know him," she clarifies. "I don’t know, I don’t," Tamra comments. "She’s like, ‘real estate is booming right now, I don’t know why you’re not jumping into it,'" she recalls. Tamra adds: "I was like, okay, I knew there was a reason why I kept my real estate license active!"
Kelly Dodd Mocks Tamra Judge: They'll Never Fire Me for Racism, Fool!
This week, The Real Housewives of Orange County alum Tamra Judge called for Kelly Dodd to be fired over her inexcusable racist remarks. Tamra Judge's clarion call for Bravo to fire Kelly Dodd has been making the rounds this week. According to Kelly, Tamra is merely "grasping for straws" as a way to remain relevant. Several years ago, TMZ caught up with Kelly Dodd outside of The Nice Guy, where she appeared to be intoxicated. According to Tamra, Shannon told her that she had to befriend Kelly "'Only because she’s been on the show longest with me.’"
Three reasons you don’t see many people of color in the financial services industry — and how to fix it
Of the 551,000 personal financial advisers in 2019, 82.2% were white, 8.6% were Asian, 6.9% were black and 6.3% were Hispanic. Zohlen is speaking specifically to Certified Financial Planners, one of the better-known credentials in the financial planning business. Here are three obstacles keeping people of color out of the financial services industry — and ways to fix it. The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors has a student affiliate program for students to “jump-start” their careers. Part of the problem lies in where to find candidates, Zohlen said.
3 Communication and Marketing Tips for When You're Faced With a Crisis
At the end of the day, it doesn't matter what you are selling when your community is dealing with a crisis. While you can't necessarily control the crisis at hand, you can control the way you choose to respond to it. If you don't know what your core values are, your communication will be inconsistent and convoluted. Instead of saying what you stand for, say what you need to say in order to appear knowledgeable. It is best to know where you stand and communicate from there, as opposed to pretending you are something you aren't.
Good Humor Recruits RZA to Replace Ice Cream Truck Jingle With Racist Roots
Most of us can probably remember hearing the ice cream truck jingle from down the street and running over to order from a selection of Chipwiches, Blue Bunny ice cream cups and snow cones. After learning this little-known fact, Good Humor decided to partner with music producer and Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA to create a new melody for ice cream trucks in hopes of leaving the old tune, created over 200 years ago, behind. While it has not owned an ice cream truck since 1976, Good Humor did invent them and still creates treats that are staples of the mobile shops. “We wanted to be part of the solution and offer ice cream truck drivers a jingle that can bring joy to every community,” said Russel Lilly, senior director of U.S. ice cream at Unilever, in a statement. In order to do that, RZA pulled from traditional ice cream music and mashed it up with jazz, hip-hop, trap, bells and anything else that reminded him of the joy he felt running to the trucks as a kid.
Austin cuts police budget by 1/3 amid national ‘defund’ push
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In a unanimous vote, the Austin City Council moved Thursday to cut about one-third of next year’s $434 million police budget amid national calls for “defunding” law enforcement agencies in favor of spending more money on social services. That will come to just over $150 million that will be redirected to social services in the 2021 fiscal budget, which starts Oct 1. ADVERTISEMENTSince June, Austin City Council members have heard hours of testimony from Austin residents on police use of force on protesters in Austin, including pepper spray and less lethal munitions. Austin council members voted to ban the use of choke-holds and and limit the Austin police budget. In Minneapolis, where George Floyd died, a majority of Minneapolis City Council members said in June that they supported disbanding the police department .
'Two cities' collide as Chicago's social time bomb explodes
Joseph Williams, a Black south sider, father of five and community organizer, found himself at a nexus on Sunday when he saw a crowd gathering in his neighborhood after the latest police shooting. Then they put him in the police car like he was the one that did something wrong,” Williams told the Guardian. “When you look at how the system was built, it was never built for our communities to really be successful. Since March, Chicago’s unemployment rate has grown to 15.6%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. “If there is going to be one Chicago, make it one Chicago,” he said.
Dolly Parton on BLM: ‘Of Course Black Lives Matter’
Dolly Parton is rarely political. But the country-music legend has expressed her support of the Black Lives Matter movement in light of recent protests over the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other unarmed black people. In a new interview with Billboard, Parton says she is “unequivocal in her support” of protesters within the Black Lives Matter movement. “And of course black lives matter. The name change predates similar ones from the country trio Lady A (formerly Lady Antebellum) and the Chicks (formerly the Dixie Chicks) that occurred two years later as a response to the Black Lives Matter protests.
Chris Reed: You are being judged — not just watched and tracked — 24/7
Low rankings reduce or eliminate access to many goods, public and private services and travel options. Shades of “1984.”Yet as many publications have pointed out, the United States has a de facto equivalent — except it is overseen by private companies, not the government. They use this data to make sweeping judgments about Americans — all without transparency about what goes into these judgments. What makes the growing use of these tools to judge individuals so hard to believe is they go against some of the strongest cultural trends of the past decade. Chris Reed is the deputy editorial and opinion editor of The San Diego Union-Tribune.
Serena beats Venus to take 31st meeting between the sisters
Associated PressLEXINGTON — Serena Williams came back and won the last four games to beat her older sister, Venus, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a hard-hitting, back-and-forth, second-round matchup at the Top Seed Open on Thursday. It was the 31st meeting of their careers — 22½ years after the first. The face covering each Williams wore on walks to and from the court — Serena's a leopard print, Venus' a light blue medical mask. In the first set, Serena questioned an overrule by the chair umpire that granted Venus an ace. Serena then served out the victory to move her advantage in the head-to-head, all-in-the-family series to 19-12.
Coronavirus US: 13,000 apartments are empty in Manhattan
AdvertisementThere are 13,000 empty apartments for rent in Manhattan - the highest number in 14 years - as thousands of people abandon their homes, triggering a surge in inventory and slump in rental prices, amid the ongoing economic nightmare that has been the COVID-19 pandemic. It is slowly being reflected in rental prices. In July 2020, the average price of an apartment in Manhattan was $$4,031 compared to $4,292 last July. It contributes to a wider picture of economic ruin that is becoming an increasingly realistic prospect for New York City. New York City shutdown in March for an unprecedented 11 weeksThe city's wealthiest left at the height of the pandemic for their second homes in the Hamptons or upstate, and many are not returning.
The Infuriating History of Why Police Unions Have So Much Power – Mother Jones
As other labor unions have shrunk in recent years, membership in police unions has remained high. But unlike other labor unions, they represent workers with the state-sanctioned power to use deadly force. Scott Walker destroyed collective bargaining rights for his state’s public sector unions in 2011, he left police unions mostly unscathed. That helps explain why these union members are so often caught making racist comments. Across the country, millions of other union members have joined protests to make similar demands.
Austin cuts police budget by 1/3 amid national 'defund' push
Austin cuts police budget by 1/3 amid national 'defund' push The Austin City Council has voted to cut one-third of the city's $434 million police budget amid national calls for “defunding” law enforcement in favor of spending more money on social servicesAUSTIN, Texas -- In a unanimous vote, the Austin City Council moved Thursday to cut about one-third of next year's $434 million police budget amid national calls for “defunding” law enforcement agencies in favor of spending more money on social services. That will come to just over $150 million that will be redirected to social services in the 2021 fiscal budget, which starts Oct 1. Since June, Austin City Council members have heard hours of testimony from Austin residents on police use of force on protesters in Austin, including pepper spray and less lethal munitions. Austin council members voted to ban the use of choke-holds and and limit the Austin police budget. In Minneapolis, where George Floyd died, a majority of Minneapolis City Council members said in June that they supported disbanding the police department.
Beyoncé Chose Former Slaveholding Plantation as Setting for Part of Visual Album Black Is King
Part of her recently released visual album, a project that celebrates and pays homage to the Black experience, was filmed at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, a former slaveholding plantation in New York. “Beyoncé and her dancers performing on the land of the manor paid tribute to the ancestors of Sylvester Manor, invoking their spirits and celebrating their heritage,” Sylvester Manor Curator and Archivist Donnamarie Barnes said in a press release. inset: Parkwood Entertainment/DisneyImage zoom Beyoncé on the land bridge at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm ourtesy Sylvester Manor Educational FarmImage zoom The land bridge at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm Courtesy Sylvester Manor Educational FarmOnce ground where Native Americans hunted, fished and farmed, the location where the manor now sits was taken by European settlers in the 1650s. Image zoom Beyonce and performers on a tree at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm Parkwood Entertainment/DisneyImage zoom The same tree at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm Courtesy Sylvester Manor Educational FarmThe manor also released a “statement of solidarity” amid the ongoing global Black Lives Matter movement for equality and justice. “Like many historic sites in this country, the historic record of Sylvester Manor reflects a predominately white, privileged culture.
Jordin Sparks Opens Up About Raising a Black Son in America: 'I Want His Future to Be Better'
The American Idol alum opens up about her life as a momJordin Sparks Opens Up About Raising a Black Son in America: 'I Want His Future to Be Better'The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and so many others have been weighing heavily on Jordin Sparks, as she navigates raising a Black son in America. While the recent national conversations around race have at times been overwhelming, Sparks has found hope seeing the recent Black Lives Matter protests. "I want his future to be better than this; it’s got to be better than this," she says. Image zoom Jordin Sparks and Dana Isaiah with their sonWhile isolating during the coronavirus pandemic, the singer has enjoyed all the extra family time — and watching her son reach new milestones. Image zoom Jordin Sparks Ray Tamarra/GC ImagesRELATED VIDEO: Jordin Sparks Opens Up About Her Life as a MomIn quarantine, Sparks has also been preparing for the release of her new EP, Sounds Like Me.
Ayesha Curry details how she talks to her kids about racial injustice: 'Sometimes I want to cry'
Ayesha Curry details how she talks to her kids about racial injustice: 'Sometimes I want to cry'Added: 13.08.2020 18:57 | 12 views | 0 commentsAyesha Curry is speaking out about the Black Lives Matter movement and how she talks to her kids about the topic.
Cuba Gooding Jr. wears 'Black Lives Matter' mask at groping trial court appearance
Added: 13.08.2020 19:11 | 12 views | 0 commentsWearing a mask with "Black Lives Matter" on the inside, Cuba Gooding Jr. was in court for first hearing since the pandemic delayed his groping case.
Gooding flaunts BLM mask as attorney speaks
Added: 13.08.2020 21:40 | 9 views | 0 commentsActor Cuba Gooding Jr. showed off a Black Lives Matter face mask after appearing before a judge Thursday in Manhattan.
FC Dallas's Reggie Cannon Disgusted After Fans Boo Kneeling Players
There was a smattering of boos when players from FC Dallas and Nashville SC collectively took a knee during the national anthem before their MLS game in Frisco, Texas, on Wednesday night. Dallas defender Reggie Cannon said he was disgusted by the boos at Toyota Stadium when players and officials knelt to call attention to racial injustice. Absolute hell.”Dallas and Nashville had not played a game since the season was suspended on March 12 because of the coronavirus. The death of George Floyd has spurred a number of MLS players to form the group Black Players for Change, which seeks to address systemic racism in soccer and society. At the opening game of the MLS tournament in Florida, members of the group collectively stood in silence, fists raised, for more than eight minutes.
Holland Taylor Answers Every Question We Have About Legally Blonde
That’s actually good to be moving around, to have change, because it’s like — life is really, really strange. And I was actually sick when I did it, which was a great life lesson. Tony Richmond was a great, great director of photography. Did that bother you at the time, that you were sort of put into these character roles, or these smaller cameo parts? I really, really think that’s a remarkably clever Twitter account.
Black Women On Burnout
Women are more likely to experience burnout from work than men because — shocking — they have less authority in the workplace. “Burnout is something that is inculcated into the way that Black women live life.” —Kelly Pierre-Lewis, 37, Connecticut, marketing executive and entrepreneurFrom 2016 onward, burnout resulted in physical issues with my body. I think burnout is something that is inculcated into the way that Black women live life. Even the concept of living an easier life and learning to give ourselves grace, especially as Black women, is imperative for growth. A lot of Black women, because we have so much on our shoulders, push our personal well-being to the back of our minds.
What Do Kaia Gerber and Cara Delevingne’s Matching Tattoos Mean?
Photo: London Entertainment/ShutterstockA passionate, possibly erotic friendship is afoot between model Kaia Gerber and model-slash-actress Cara Delevingne. Now they have matching pun tattoos on their feet that read “solemate.” Yeah, they’re definitely not gonna regret that. In another recent social-media post, Gerber posted an image of her and Delevingne wearing a single cardigan (yes, the Taylor Swift one). I mention the past relationship stuff because Delevingne and Benson got a bunch of matching tattoos, and my Pavlovian response to the terms “Cara Delevingne,” “tattoo,” and “matching” is to smell a new relationship on the horizon. But Kaia and Cara have never commented one way or the other.
Cuba Gooding Jr. Can’t Use Accuser’s Breast Size as Defense
Prosecutors, pointing to one of Gooding attorney’s past claims that an accuser had expressed insecurity online about having small breasts, asked Judge Curtis Farber to bar this line of questioning. “Do you intend to ask the witness what she feels about the size of her breasts?” Farber asked one of Gooding’s lawyers, Peter Toumbekis. “Tell me the connection between the size of her breasts and the relevance at trial,” Farber asked shortly thereafter. “She actually talks about the fact that she’s self-conscious about her breast size,” Toumbekis said at one point, referring to a purported blog. “Yes, judge,” Toumbekis said.
Dolly Parton on BLM: ‘Of Course Black Lives Matter’
Dolly Parton is rarely political. But the country-music legend has expressed her support of the Black Lives Matter movement in light of recent protests over the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other unarmed black people. In a new interview with Billboard, Parton says she is “unequivocal in her support” of protesters within the Black Lives Matter movement. “And of course black lives matter. The name change predates similar ones from the country trio Lady A (formerly Lady Antebellum) and the Chicks (formerly the Dixie Chicks) that occurred two years later as a response to the Black Lives Matter protests.
Gooding flaunts BLM mask as attorney speaks
Gooding flaunts BLM mask as attorney speaksActor Cuba Gooding Jr. showed off a Black Lives Matter face mask after appearing before a judge Thursday in Manhattan. (Aug. 13)AP
Sibling rivalry: Serena beats Venus to take 31st meeting
The face covering each Williams wore on walks to and from the court -- Serena’s a leopard print, Venus’ a light blue medical mask. The subdued greeting that met their arrivals instead of a crowd’s roar -- zero fanfare owing to zero fans allowed in. In the first set, Serena questioned an overrule by the chair umpire that granted Venus an ace. Serena broke right away and led 2-0, but Venus responded by grabbing five games in a row on the way to taking the opening set. Serena then served out the victory to move her advantage in the head-to-head, all-in-the-family series to 19-12.
FC Dallas fans boo players taking a knee ahead of MLS match against Nashville SC
There was a smattering of boos when players from FC Dallas and Nashville SC collectively took a knee during the national anthem before their MLS game Wednesday night in Frisco, Texas. “You can’t even have support from your own fans in your own stadium — it’s baffling to me,” Cannon said. Absolute hell.”Dallas and Nashville had not played a game since the season was suspended on March 12 because of the coronavirus. The death of George Floyd has spurred a number of MLS players to form the group Black Players for Change, which seeks to address systemic racism in soccer and society. At the opening game of the MLS tournament in Florida, members of Black Players for Change collectively stood in silence, fists raised, for several minutes.
Jackie Lacey’s husband claims state charges against him in gun case are improper
The husband of Los Angeles County Dist. In a motion submitted to the court this week, the attorney for David Lacey stated that once Atty. That day, Judge Patricia Hunter is expected to hear arguments on whether the attorney general’s office can proceed with the charges. Seth McCutcheon, the deputy attorney general assigned to the case, told the judge that he only received David Lacey’s motion Thursday morning and offered limited comments. Melina Abdullah, a Black Lives Matter organizer and Cal State Los Angeles professor, previously told The Times that on that morning, the group arranged chairs and prayed on the sidewalk outside the Laceys’ home.
Cuba Gooding Jr arrives for pre-trial hearing on groping charges
Gooding Jr is facing six groping charges over three alleged incidents which occurred in 2018 and 2019. One of the women alleged Gooding pinched her buttocks. That is nothing to do with her sexual history. The case began last year after he was reported to police for allegedly groping a woman at Magic Hour Rooftop in Manhattan. He claims Gooding Jr. is the victim of a malicious prosecution that should never have been launched.
Proud Boys member may be jailed for crossing state lines
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a member of the far-right group the Proud Boys from Washington state known for brawling with left-wing activists for allegedly violating the terms of his probation. Wanted: Right-wing extremist Tusitala Toese, 24, had a warrant issued for his arrest on Friday for allegedly violating the terms of his probation. In January, Toese pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from a June 2018 incident that left Portland protester Ted Ledwith with 'stitches and a concussion.' Prosecutors dismissed a felony assault charge as part of Toese’s plea deal. According to court records, the violations started in mid-June when the probation officer started getting emails and calls saying that Toese had assaulted a man near Seattle's CHAZ, or CHOP, area.
After Judge's Ruling, Heartbroken Father Must Pay $5K a Month So His Ex-Wife Can "Transition" His Son James into a Girl
Not only will Little James be forced to “transition” into a girl named “Luna,” but his lucky father gets to pay $5K per month for the privilege! Younger and his ex-wife Dr. Georgulas, a say in medical, psychological, and psychiatric decisions for James and Jude. Now, Georgulas – who supports subjecting James to a gender “transition” – will be in charge of those decisions. According to the “Save James” Facebook page, “a special evidentiary hearing is scheduled for September,” to review the current orders. Please pray for James and his family, that this demented and sickening order may eventually be overturned in September.
Cuba Gooding Jr wears ‘Black Lives Matter’ mask to court
Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. sits in court during a hearing in his sexual misconduct case, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in New York. (Steven Hirsch/New York Post via AP, Pool)Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. sits in court during a hearing in his sexual misconduct case, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in New York. (Steven Hirsch/New York Post via AP, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — Sporting a “Black Lives Matter” face mask, Cuba Gooding Jr. showed up at a New York City court on Thursday to hear lawyers argue over what restrictions to place on testimony at his sexual misconduct trial. Gooding had been scheduled to go on trial in April, but it was put off as infections surged in New York. “This case is going to be tried in one day,” Gooding lawyer Mark Heller said outside court.
New Mexico city OKs police reforms in chokehold settlement
The deal between the city of Las Cruces and a lawyer for the family of Antonio Valenzuela was part of the relatives’ push to reform Las Cruces police following their wrongful death lawsuit in the case. The Washington Post has reported that between 2015 and last April, Las Cruces, where nearly 60% of residents are Hispanic, recorded the highest per capita rate of police killings in the nation. ADVERTISEMENTUnder the agreement, Las Cruces police agreed to ban all chokeholds and fire any officer who violates the new policy. “We are confident that we have made it cost-prohibitive for the Las Cruces Police Department to continue wrongfully killing its citizens.” Sam Bregman, the family’s attorney, said. The death of Valenzuela generated protests in Las Cruces, 46 miles (74 kilometers) north of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Trump says fear of 'low income housing' will bring 'the suburban housewife' to his side
President Trump turned again to racist attacks on Joe Biden’s housing policy Wednesday, with an appeal to “the suburban housewife” that sounds a jarringly out-of-touch note in 2020. “The ‘suburban housewife” will be voting for me,” wrote Trump on Twitter. “They want safety & are thrilled that I ended the long running program where low income housing would invade their neighborhood. Biden would reinstall it, in a bigger form, with [Sen. Cory] Booker in charge!”Last month Trump announced he was repealing the Obama-era Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, which was intended to fight housing discrimination by strengthening implementation of the 1968 Fair Housing Act. Partially due to an uptick in immigrants, a Pew Research study in 2018 found that a third of suburban dwellers were nonwhite.
Las Cruces OKs police reforms in chokehold settlement
The deal between the city of Las Cruces and a lawyer for the family of Antonio Valenzuela was part of the relatives’ push to reform Las Cruces police following their wrongful death lawsuit in the case. Under the agreement, Las Cruces police agreed to ban all chokeholds and fire any officer who violates the new policy. “We are confident that we have made it cost-prohibitive for the Las Cruces Police Department to continue wrongfully killing its citizens.” Sam Bregman, the family’s attorney, said. Valenzuela died in February after then-Las Cruces officer Christopher Smelser applied the chokehold when Valenzuela fled during a traffic stop. The death of Valenzuela generated protests in Las Cruces, 46 miles (74 kilometers) north of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Federal officers remove 2 men in ICE custody from Bend standoff
About two dozen U.S. Border Patrol officers pushed through a crowd late Wednesday in Bend and took two men from a bus that had been surrounded by angry protesters for nearly 12 hours. Initially, an armed ICE officer in a flak vest would not comment on the actions as he hid his badge. But city of Bend spokesperson Anne Aurand confirmed the presence of the federal officers. Bend’s new police chief, Mike Krantz, said Bend police knew immigration officers would be in the city. “Today we received a call from a federal agent that community members were blocking a bus with two subjects in custody of federal agents.”Bend police responded to the scene.
The Democratic Convention Is Shaping Up to Be a Centrist Hoedown
Now that Joe Biden has announced that he’s tapped Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate, we know the full lineup of speakers for the Democratic National Convention next week. Fully nine of the speakers were contenders for the Democratic nomination this cycle or actual former presidents and presidential nominees. The Democrats could have opted to make a different policy case—which is to say, any policy case at all—at this convention. But, aside from Lance Bottoms, none of the DNC speakers have been all that close to what’s happening on the ground. This is a slate of Democratic convention speakers that Jonathan Chait and S.E.
Tear Down the Monuments, Bring Our Cities to Life
—The Editors1R ichmond, V a.—I have been living on and off in Richmond for the past few years, and like most people here, I avoided Monument Avenue. All of these men fought and died for the right to enslave and dehumanize Black men and women. These symbols of racist violence and white supremacy have loomed over the people of Richmond, the majority of whom are Black, for over 130 years. At the base of the monument, Emily built a shrine of candles, flowers, photos, and words telling the story of her slain daughter. (Katie Orlinsky)For now, Marcus Davis Peters Circle on Monument Avenue serves as the hub for all this organizing.
Latest wave of NBA activism aims at getting out the vote
But where Kaepernick’s demonstrations raised awareness, NBA players want their actions to move the needle further. But transforming the widespread embrace for social justice in America from a moment into a movement requires targeting systemic barriers and changing laws, not just mindsets. One target has been voting, with initiatives such as the LeBron James-led More Than A Vote. Elmore said More Than a Vote is “one of the more creative and more unprecedented types of actions in the spirit of obtaining social justice. The vote, has been critical over a number of generations ever since the securing of the Voting Rights Act.
Our fight is with capitalists, not with higher-paid workers
As I have argued, ad nauseum, before, the whole point of Marx’s analysis is to end the exploitation of workers by the capitalists. Instead, Libretti focuses his fire on the wrong enemy: those workers who make significantly higher salaries and wages. These people are workers, too, and are natural allies against the capitalists. Why worry about well-off workers when it’s the capitalists who are grabbing huge portions of the wealth that is produced by the very workers Libretti wants to help? Marx says clearly that the problem with capitalist society is the exploitation of labor by the capitalist.
The daily life of those fighting for $15 and a union: Bettie Douglas
On the other hand, the day to day struggles of working people shouldn’t be seen as dull, drab, and boring—as is often the case. For fast-food workers active in the Fight for $15 and a Union, it isn’t only a movement or a non-traditional union, and Black Lives Matter isn’t only a chant—it is their life in entirety. And this is the life of Bettie Douglas, 63. He had to stop going to school to help his mother, my grandmother, because his father wasn’t in his life. I think more Black lives will die before anything happens.
Biden Must Listen to the Demands of the Left
They claimed his ideas had been rejected in favor of the moderate alternative represented by former Vice President Joe Biden. The disconnect between the Democratic Party and its rank-and-file has been cited as one of the main reasons that establishment candidates have been taking a beating lately. There is no reason those in the progressive wing of the Democratic Party cannot act in a similar manner to shape their party’s platform. This wouldn’t have occurred without the work of activists, making it clear how much influence those on the left of the party now have. Having voices that are willing to break with the Democratic machine will be instrumental in shaping legislation under a Biden Administration.
Kamala Harris is a politician, not an activist. It’s an awkward fit for this moment.
Her biography mirrors many of the Black women who anchor the Democratic Party’s base and who endure the brunt of America’s racism. Yet many of the policies and institutions (particularly in the criminal legal system) that have drawn the ire of Black activists have Harris’s support. For example, on drug policy, Black activists have broadly called for more empathic and health-based interventions. And while she may not be a favorite among Black activists, Harris is a paragon of representation that Black women in the Democratic Party have been demanding in recent years. Harris is a politician, not a racial justice activistThe upshot is clear: Harris is not a movement candidate.
The Weeknd donates $300,000 towards Beirut explosion relief
The Weeknd wants to help in any way that he can. After donating money for relief funds for coronavirus, and the Black Lives Matter movement, the artist has donated $300,000 to Global Aid for Lebanon. Wassim ‘Sal’ Slaiby, his manager, took to social media to make the announcement. Together with his wife Rima Fakih, Sal has been mobilizing relief efforts for Lebanon. The total amount of donations that The Weeknd has made in the last two months now adds up to $2.15 million.
The Good Son
This is the essence of Jared Kushner’s legacy: the gap between his adamant faith in his own good intentions and the grim reality of the administration he helps run. But it was a typical Charlie Kushner scheme, a bit audacious for its own good. At the very center of his identity, Kushner is a Good Son. In the moment of crisis, the Good Son assumed his appointed role with vigor. Close observers inside the administration say that Kushner believes he has a good understanding of what irritates Trump, and an equally good understanding of how to calibrate his counsel to never trip those wires.
Ayesha Curry details how she talks to her kids about racial injustice: 'Sometimes I want to cry'
The Black Lives Matter movement can bring up complex feelings for people, and it's no different for Ayesha Curry. Curry said the protests for racial justice and equity remind her of the struggles past and future generations have had to and will have to go through. Ayesha Curry's daughters slay 'Black is King' dance routineAnd the Currys' daughters, Riley, 8, and Ryan Carson, 5, are already embodying those characteristics. As "Already" begins playing, Riley starts dancing mimicking (almost too perfectly) Beyoncé's choreography from the "Black is King" visual. The sisters' video received lots of praise from celebs who were equally impressed with their dancing abilities.
Cuba Gooding Jr. wears 'Black Lives Matter' mask at groping case court appearance
Wearing a blue suit and a black mask, Cuba Gooding Jr. appeared in court in New York Thursday for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic delayed his trial on groping charges. Gooding, 52, appeared for an in-person pretrial hearing before Judge Curtis Farber, who wore a mask and sat behind a Plexiglas shield. Once inside, reporters saw him slip off one side of his mask, briefly showing the words "Black Lives Matter" on the inside. Later, as he was leaving the courthouse, Gooding took off the mask and showed the inside to onlookers. Last month, during an online hearing, Farber ordered the Oscar-winning actor to appear in person for the next hearing, seeking to get the case back on track after pandemic-related delays.
He set out to show his son the D.C. area’s 68 Civil War forts. Protests made it more than a diversion.
As Black Lives Matter-related protests gathered momentum in June, they brought Civil War memory back into the spotlight. They are simply the “Historical Sites of the Defenses of Washington.” Fort Ethan Allen — Arlington’s best-preserved fort — has several displays on defensive artillery tactics but little else. “But Daddy,” he asked, “would they be shooting bullets or lasers?”Not all the fort sites are so exciting. There, Fort Circle Park’s hiker-biker trail links six NPS fort sites. As we completed our mission, Confederate monuments across the country started to come down, and I began to wish more of these Union forts were still standing.
Chicago police hunt men seen looting Sunglass Hut on video
Chicago police are seeking two suspects who were captured on surveillance footage early Monday appearing to break into a Sunglass Hut store in Chicago. The apparent looting was recorded between 2 and 4:10 a.m. at 900 N. Michigan Ave., a multistory city mall, police said. Video released to the public showed the first suspect appearing to smash through the glass entrance with a hammer just before 2:30 a.m. CHICAGO BLACK LIVES MATTER ORGANIZER WHO CALLED LOOTING 'REPARATIONS' DISMISSES PEACEFUL PROTESTINGOn Thursday, Chicago police appealed to the general public for help in identifying the suspects. Help Chicago Police Department identity these individuals,” CPD tweeted.
Coronavirus economic fallout sparks more talk of taxing California’s richest
And now, a new statewide bill that would levy a yearly 0.4 percent tax on every Californian worth more than $30 million. California is suddenly reckoning with an unusually heated debate over taxing the rich as the coronavirus’ economic impact ratchets up the gulf between those at the top of the economic ladder and those at the bottom. It would raise an estimated $7.5 billion a year from California’s top 0.15% wealthiest residents. It would raise $422 billion, more than a quarter of that from California residents, according to the analysis by Americans for Tax Fairness. History suggests raising income taxes doesn’t drive large numbers of wealthy people away.
Milwaukee residents marching to DC rally are arrested in northern Indiana after walking on highway
Frank Sensabaugh, also known as Frank Nitty, who is the leader of a Black Lives Matter group, is released from the jail on Aug. 12, 2020. He was marching from Milwaukee to Washington, D.C., when he was arrested along with two other group leaders near Warsaw, Indiana. (Amanda Bridgman/Times Union)
‘It sends a strong signal’: Black voters respond to Kamala Harris’ nomination
Read moreLindsey Roland, a 31-year-old Black woman and Michigan real estate agent, said that background gave her pause. But for Black women, the freedom to vote didn’t come until much later, part of a historical pattern of being denied justice offered to others. “It took an additional 45 years of organizing to secure the rights to vote for Black women and other women of color,” Ufot said. I thought about in this moment that as a Black woman, we are seen,” Campbell said. It affirms Black women and all we did for this country.
Cuba Gooding Jr.’s lawyers might ask accuser about breast size, threesomes
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Cuba Gooding Jr.’s defense team asked a judge Thursday to let them question an alleged victim at trial about her preference for threesomes and her small breast size. She accused him of squeezing her breast at the Moxy Hotel in Times Square, which he has denied. Long then raised concerns that the defense might try to ask the alleged victim about her breast size based on arguments they previously made in court papers. “Do you intend to ask the witness about the size of her breasts?” the judge asked. “She talks about the fact that she’s self-conscious about her breast size, she’s self-conscious about her hairstyle,” he said of her blog posts, adding that her low self-esteem affects her perceptions.
Chicago Black Lives Matter organizer who called looting 'reparations' dismisses peaceful protesting
“Because criminality is punishing people for things that they have needed to do to survive or just the way that society has affected them with white supremacist BS,” she said. Atkins attacked Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot — who is black — for calling the looting “straight-up felony, criminal conduct.”“It’s like her deciding what is criminal and what isn’t,” Atkins said as she suggested that calling the thieves criminals was itself a form of racism. CHICAGO ALDERMAN CALLS ON STATE'S ATTORNEY KIM FOXX TO RESIGN“I will support the looters till the end of the day. Atkins dismissed the idea that civil rights had “ever gotten wins” from “peaceful protests.”“Winning has come through revolts. “If anyone is attacking this city, it’s them,” she insisted of police.
Cuba Gooding Jr. arrives at Manhattan courthouse for sex abuse case hearing
Cuba Gooding Jr. arrived at a Manhattan courthouse on Thursday for a hearing in his sexual misconduct case. CUBA GOODING JR. FACES SEVEN MORE SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ACCUSATIONSGooding has been charged with six misdemeanor counts of sexual abuse and forcible touching by three female accusers. One alleged groping incident reportedly took place at a bar in New York City in June 2019. CUBA GOODING JR. SUED BY BARTENDER OVER ALLEGED GROPING: REPORTThen, two additional women came forward with accusations against Gooding. His defense attorney, Mark Heller, previously called the allegations “incredulous” and assailed the prosecution as a waste of taxpayer dollars.
ACLU sues Boston police for use of force, surveillance docs
BOSTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the Boston Police Department for withholding records related to recent Black Lives Matter demonstrations and other policing issues. It has also requested information about the department’s use of teargas and pepper spray going back to 2016, the location of surveillance cameras in Boston, and any communications between city officials and federal immigration enforcement agencies. ADVERTISEMENTMatthew Segal, the organization’s legal director, said release of the information has taken on “new urgency” amid nationwide calls for police reform. “Transparency is at the heart of accountability,” he said in a statement. A police department spokesperson declined to comment Thursday, citing the pending litigation.
‘This is monumental’: Kamala Harris is the first VP nominee to graduate from a Historically Black College
Like Coates, who graduated from Meharry Medical College’s School of Dentistry, Harris is an alumnae of a Historically Black College; she graduated from Howard University in 1986. Coates and Harris are also members of the same greek-letter organization, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., the historically Black sorority. Civil Rights movement ‘exploded out of these campuses’Students and graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities have always played a prominent role in transformative politics. “That’s kind of the legacy at Black colleges, they are kindred spirits and kindred institutions,” Favors said. Harris “stands in a much larger political history of political activism among Black women students at Black colleges,” deGregory said.
Breonna Taylor's family say they expect charges to be laid 'sooner rather than later'
In doing so, he urged Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer to take more action and be aggressive in his pursuit of justice. 'We do want this resolved quickly and accurately so that Ms. Palmer and the family can get some answers as it relates to the murder of Breonna Taylor.' Not only as legacy for his adminstration, not only as legacy for his city, but as legacy for Breonna Taylor,' he said. 'We know that the police officer lied on that probable cause affidavit to entice the judge to sign the the no-knock warrant that led to execution of Breonna Taylor.' 'There definitely shouldn't ever be another Breonna Taylor anywhere,' said Tamika as she began to cry.
Jessica Mulroney announces project 'to help marginalized communities'
These two boys have not left my side and gave me the will to live and work hard when everything fell apart. Jessica commented on the video to apologize for her behavior, writing that she was 'unequivocally sorry'. 'Meghan said friends reflect friends and because of what's at stake she can no longer be associated with Jessica, at least not in public. She then stepped down from the board of directors of The Shoebox Project, a charity that she founded with her sisters-in-law, Caroline, Vanessa, and Katy Mulroney. 'In light of recent events, the charity supports Jessica’s decision to step away from the Board of Directors.'
‘Nothing on this page is real’: How lies become truth in online America
“No matter how racist, how bigoted, how offensive, how obviously fake we get, people keep coming back,” Blair once wrote, on his own personal Facebook page. ADAD“President Trump extended an olive branch and invited Michelle Obama and Chelsea Clinton,” Blair wrote. Political Washington was under control of a “deep state.”Chapian didn’t believe everything she read online, but she was also distrustful of mainstream fact-checkers and reported news. “Aaaaand, we’re viral,” he wrote, in a message to his liberal supporters on his private Facebook page. Instead of responding directly to strangers on America’s Last Line of Defense, Chapian wrote on her own Facebook page.
“Dumbledore's Army” Challenges Dictatorship in Thailand, the U.S. is Next
(MuggleNet) (Bottom) University students In Thailand wave the “Hunger Games” three-finger salute in protests against the military dictatorship. (Asian Review)In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Hogwarts students organize Dumbledore’s Army to prepare themselves to do battle with the evil forces of Voldemort. A new division of Dumbledore’s Army has emerged in Thailand, as youthful protesters, emulating Harry Potter and his friends, challenge restrictions on young people and anti-democratic policies imposed by the nation’s military dictators. The prime minister of Thailand is a former leader of their army who lead a 2014 military coup. In their lessons, will teachers join students as members of Dumbledore’s Army in defense of democracy in the United States?
Cheers and Jeers: Thursday
Thanks to the media circus unleashed by ruthless, ambitious, nasty, uppity (of course) San Francisco Demon Rat socialist Kamala Harris, Tuesday's state primary races slid under the radar. Maine's mealy-mouthed senator Susan Collins has never had to lift a finger to fight for reelection until now…and it shows. […] While 49 percent of voters said Collins was too tied to extreme elements of her party, only 30 percent thought the same of Gideon. CHEERS to America's favorite safety net. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!
Thursday Pundit Round-up: From Lotus to Potus
Yes, the first part of this Thursday pundit round-up is heavy on Kamala Harris stuff...but with a twist! The Mercury News & East Bay Times Editorial Boards write about the selection of their United States Senator, Kamala Harris, to be Joe Biden’s 2020 running mate. The tale of the incredible Indian living the American dream continues with Kamala Harris’ selection as the Democratic Party’s vice-presidential candidate. WASHINGTON: Indians and Indian-Americans weighed in on Kamala Harris, with vigorous discussions breaking out on various forums on the extent of her “Indianness” and whether she would make the transition from “Lotus to Potus,” the name Kamala meaning lotus, and Potus the acronym for President of the United States. "Dear Indian Media, I know this is hard but please avoid ‘Kamala Harris - Indian pride’ Template.
Morning Digest: Racist, antisemitic conspiracy theorist gets warm GOP welcome after primary win
National and state Republican leaders wasted no time welcoming Greene to the fold following her victory. It soon became clear, though, that Greene would be an awful GOP nominee in a competitive seat like the 6th District. Primary Result Recaps? GA-09: Gun store owner Andrew Clyde won the Republican primary runoff by defeating state Rep. Matt Gurtler 56-44. ? Fulton County, GA District Attorney: Former judge Fani Willis defeated 24-year incumbent Paul Howard in a 73-27 landslide in Tuesday's Democratic primary runoff. David Zuckerman defeated former state Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe 51-40 in the Democratic primary to face Republican Gov.
In First Address as VP Candidate, Harris Slams Trump’s Handling of Pandemic
JOE BIDEN: I have no doubt that I picked the right person to join me as the next vice president of the United States of America. And that’s Senator Kamala Harris. SEN. KAMALA HARRIS: My mother and father, they came from opposite sides of the world to arrive in America, one from India and the other from Jamaica, in search of a world-class education. Barack Obama and Joe Biden did their job. He inherited the longest economic expansion in history from Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
The selection of Kamala Harris and the degradation of American politics
The selection of Kamala Harris and the degradation of American politics13 August 2020With the selection of Kamala Harris to be the running mate of Joe Biden, the framework of the 2020 elections has been set. This says everything about the degraded state of American politics. Since the beginning of the Trump administration, opposition from the Democratic Party has been focused on issues of foreign policy. There is something incredibly degrading and shameful about the whole process, testifying to the intellectual and cultural collapse of American politics. Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US presidentThe author also recommends:Biden picks former law-and-order prosecutor Kamala Harris to be his Democratic running mate[12 August 2020]Who is Democratic Senator Kamala Harris?
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12 August 2020By Patrick Martin, 12 August 2020Harris satisfies the advocates of identity politics while reassuring big business with her law-and-order record and close ties to the moneyed elite. 11 August 2020By Jean Shaoul, 11 August 2020By Patrick Martin, 11 August 2020By Kristina Betinis, 11 August 2020By K. Ratnayake, 11 August 2020By the World Socialist Web Site Educators Newsletter, 11 August 2020By Marianne Arens, 11 August 2020More on the back to school drive »By Katerina Selin, 11 August 2020By Peter Symonds, 11 August 2020By Joseph Santolan, 11 August 2020By Alejandro López, 11 August 2020By our reporters, 11 August 2020By Mauricio Saavedra, 11 August 2020By Helen Halyard, 11 August 2020By Nick Barrickman, 11 August 2020By Julian James, 11 August 2020By Tim Rivers, 11 August 2020More on autoworkers struggles »By Shuvu Batta, 11 August 2020By Tom Casey, 11 August 2020By Owen Howell, 11 August 2020New in GermanBenjamin Mateus, 11. New in SpanishPor Bryan Dyne, 12 agosto 2020Sin una explicación seria por parte del Gobierno, el número de pruebas siendo administradas a diario en EE.UU. Por Jean Shaoul, 12 agosto 2020Mientras la causa inmediata de la explosión no ha sido confirmada, el desastre fue el resultado de la negligencia criminal y la indiferencia indolente de varios Gobiernos sucesivos y la élite gobernante libanesa. Por Patrick Martin, 12 agosto 2020Barr hizo una amalgama política que conectaba al Partido Demócrata, Black Lives Matter, Antifa y terrorismo.
When systemic racism meets the coronavirus, Black women suffer economically
Afoh-Manin’s journey, like that of many Black women in America, has been a story of resistance and persistence. Black women represent about 11 percent of essential workers even though they’re only 6 percent of the workforce. Today, Black women are more than twice as likely as White women to work in service occupations. In the past decade, the number of Black women with more than a four-year degree has risen by 37 percent — compared to 23 percent for White women — even though Black women continue to have the highest rate of student loan debt. The reason, said Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center, is systemic racism that has put Black women in the most susceptible jobs.
Hoax 911 call sent officers to home of Black Lives Matter LA leader in 'swatting' incident
The Los Angeles Police Department sent police officers to the home of a Black Lives Matter organizer Wednesday morning because of a hoax call, although the organizer says she does not believe LAPD's narrative. BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVES TO OUST LA COUNTY'S FIRST BLACK DISTRICT ATTORNEYLAPD received a call claiming three people were being held hostage by a man with a gun at a Los Angeles home, the department said in a press release. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAbdullah livestreamed the incident on Instagram on Wednesday morning, CBS Los Angeles reported. Abdullah's Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter has been calling for the ouster of County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, saying she failed to prosecute police officers who were involved in fatal shootings during her tenure in office. Los Angeles City Councilmember Herb Wesson said whoever made the hoax call needs to be held "accountable."
Kentucky Attorney General met Breonna Taylor's family for the first time, over 150 days after her death
(CNN) Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron met with Breonna Taylor's family for the first time on Wednesday, more than 150 days after Louisville Police killed her in her home. "The meeting provided an opportunity for Attorney General Cameron to personally express his condolences to the family," the office said. Ben Crump, a civil rights attorney who represents Taylor's family as well as George Floyd's family, said he was hopeful charges would be filed against the officers before 200 days from her killing. "We do expect charges to be filed sooner rather than later for those responsible for the death and the execution of Breonna Taylor," he said. "And that is why Breonna Taylor is on the cover of O magazine.
As 'defund the police' takes hold, Tucson leaders focus on safety
City leaders are facing mounting pressure to defund the Tucson Police Department as part of a nationwide effort to reinvent local law enforcement. The Tucson City Council approved a $1.7 billion spending cap for next year that includes more than $165 million for police, the largest expenditure in the general fund. In Tucson, community members started calling in to City Council meetings June 9, asking council members to shift money away from the Police Department. “When one-third of the city budget goes towards policing, you almost admit that something has gone off the rails,” she said. The mayor said she and the City Council are already finding ways to focus on preventative services.
CAA’s Bryan Lourd Wants A Deal With WGA Over Packaging; Believes Moviegoing Isn’t Dead, But COVID-19 Has “Permanently Changed” Behavioral Patterns
“There is a way of thinking about things that is in the past as opposed to what’s possible in the future,” Lourd circumspectly stated in the pre-recorded and sprawling conversation. “We never wanted to be in conflict with them, I don’t want to be in conflict with them now,” Lourd asserted to Hollywood mandarin Ziffren. But I don’t think it is dead or gone,” he added with practicality, rather than rose-tinted optimism. Perhaps unbeatable, but Lourd thinks after months of lockdown and relative isolation, people want to be out once it is truly safe. “We tried as managers and partners of everyone to make the right decision for the most amount of people possible,” Lourd revealed.
Two Georgia cops fired for use of force on wrong person
Two decorated police officers in Georgia who used force to detain the wrong person during a search for a suspect have been fired and could face criminal charges. Savannah’s mayor and police chief condemned the encounter that led to the termination of Savannah police Cpl. Minter said the person Kang and Arango used force to detain was 'mistakenly identified.' Kang and Arango notified a supervisor about their use of force in April. Arango had served on the force for about 15 years and Kang for eight.
FC Dallas defender Reggie Cannon condemns fans who jeered as players took a knee
FC Dallas player Reggie Cannon has condemned his team's own fans after a small minority booed players as they kneeled during the national anthem before a game on Wednesday night. Players from both Dallas and opponents Nashville decided to take a knee as the anthem was played ahead of their Major League Soccer (MLS) fixture. But as the players protested against racial prejudice, a handful of fans jeered them with one shouting 'stand up' and 'U-S-A'. One person was reportedly escorted out of the stadium after throwing a water bottle at the players as they kneeled. He had asked for the national anthem not to be played but the MLS had stated it would be whenever fans are in attendance.
‘The Umbrella Academy’: 8 reasons to watch Netflix’s cinematic spectacle
Warning: This story contains minor spoilers from Seasons 1 and 2 of “The Umbrella Academy.”Who needs confident, Spandex-clad superheroes? In “The Umbrella Academy, the Netflix show uses dysfunction and leather to create a fantastical — and cinematic — foray into the genre. “I think it’s weird, a little bit. You literally don’t think ‘My Way’ should be over the end-of-the-world sequence, but for some reason it does. “I don’t think that was intentional.
BLM organizer who called looting ‘reparations’ dismisses peaceful protesting
“Because criminality is punishing people for things that they have needed to do to survive or just the way that society has affected them with white supremacist BS,” she said. At least 13 cops were injured and 100 people arrested in violent clashes that led to a mostly black community in the troubled South Side to kick out a BLM march the next day. “I will support the looters till the end of the day. Atkins dismissed the idea that civil rights had “ever gotten wins” from “peaceful protests.”“Winning has come through revolts. “If anyone is attacking this city, it’s them,” she insisted of police.
Portland, Oregon, protests relatively calm after US drawdown
Marshals Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement pulled back, troopers with the Oregon State Police took over. There were no visible signs of any law enforcement presence outside the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse, where a protest lasted into early Friday. Protests have roiled Portland for more than two months following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. And while thousands have marched and rallied peacefully, Portland’s federal courthouse became a target for some protesters. He apologized to peaceful demonstrators exposed to tear gas used by Portland police before federal officials arrived.
Gathering remembers 6th anniversary of Michael Brown’s death
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Family and friends of Black 18-year-old Michael Brown said his death after being shot by a white police officer in Ferguson remains painful and frustrating six years after it occurred. “He didn’t have to die.”Family and friends also expressed frustration with St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell’s decision on July 30 not to charge Wilson. Bell had reopened the investigation but said there was not enough evidence to pursue murder or manslaughter charges against Wilson, who resigned in November 2014. Ferguson Police Chief Jason Armstrong said the activism that followed Brown’s death helped spark a wider national conversation about racial injustice that is occurring across the U.S. today.
55 years after riots, Watts section of LA still bears scars
Lorinda Lacy, 45, stands outside her party store painted with a mural depicting Martin Luther King Jr. in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. There was violence and looting in some places, including Los Angeles, but not in LA’s Watts neighborhood, forever linked to an uprising in the segregated community 55 years ago that became known as the Watts riots . The Los Angeles community of Watts has been associated with a 1965 uprising. Improvements over the years include a more diverse Los Angeles Police Department that better reflects the city’s population. “We’re not the same California we were 55 years ago or the city of Los Angeles 55 years ago,” Gipson said.
Missouri bill targeting Black prosecutor spurs backlash
Mike Parson speaks during a news conference Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in St. Louis. A proposal by the Republican governor to give the attorney general the power to prosecute murders in St. Louis is spurring backlash. Parson's directive was widely seen as criticism of St. Louis' first Black prosecutor, Kim Gardner. A proposal by the Republican governor to give the attorney general the power to prosecute murders in St. Louis is spurring backlash. Parson's directive was widely seen as criticism of St. Louis' first Black prosecutor, Kim Gardner.
One of the first successful Russian-backed misinformation efforts of the 2020 election tricked Donald Trump Jr. and Ted Cruz into helping spread false claims about Portland protesters
Donald Trump Jr. and Sen. Ted Cruz retweeted misleading accounts of Portland protests that were aired and promoted by Russian-backed media. Rick Wilking/Reuters; Jabin Botsford/Getty ImagesEarlier this month, prominent conservatives including Donald Trump Jr. and Sen. Ted Cruz retweeted misleading claims and footage attempting to depict Portland protesters as having burned a "stack of Bibles." But that narrative had been set in motion by a Russian-backed media outlet called Ruptly, The New York Times reported Tuesday. After Ruptly aired the misleadingly edited footage of the protesters, a right-wing commentator tweeted the footage and claims further mischaracterizing it. Several high-profile conservatives including Donald Trump Jr. and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas shared Russian misinformation earlier this month, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
NJ college drops charges against student who said he would 'fight to the death for our country'
Stockton University backed off five of the six student code of conduct charges leveled against doctoral student Robert Dailyda this week but continued to pursue the charge of 'disruptive behavior' against him. Dailyda was originally charged with disruptive behavior, discrimination, harassment, hostile environment, harm, and bullying and cyberbullying and faced possible suspension from the college if found guilty. Dailyda also commented on his own post saying: 'I'm surprised how many people are quiet... maybe not...'Another person also commented on the post saying: 'Bob Dailyda that's what we do. Stockton University updated the charges Tuesday dropping five of the six but confirming it will pursue the 'disruptive behavior' charge against Dailyda. FIRE tweeted Tuesday that Stockton University had dropped five of the six charges against Dailyda and vowed to continue to fight against the 'remaining trumped-up “disruptive behavior” charge'.
Democrats struggle to harness enthusiasm of Gen Z voters
Seventy percent of Gen Z survey respondents told Pew they want an activist government. On top of that, Gen Z is the most racially and ethnically diverse generation in U.S. history — barely half, at 52 percent, identify as non-Hispanic white. “I talk to a lot of Gen Z activists, and I’ll ask them, what can the Republican Party do? Gen Z voters certainly prefer Democrats to Republicans. We need you to champion the bold ideas that have galvanized our generation and given us hope in the political process.”From their consumer habits to their political preferences, Gen Z values and rewards authenticity, said Jason Dorsey, president and lead Gen Z researcher at the Center for Generational Kinetics.
‘It Breaks My Heart’: Dr. Carol Swain Blasts Leftists For Normalizing ‘White Shaming’
Dr. Carol Swain, a former professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University, joined the Daily Callers Stephanie Hamill to discuss race relations in America, the “Black Lives Matter” Movement and more. “I see a shaming of white people and white children, and it really breaks my heart as a mother and a grandmother, because I would never want my child to be treated how young whites are treated today,” said Swain. Swain told the Daily Caller that she’s a former Democrat who switched parties in 2009. NOW CHECK OUT The Daily Caller’s most popular shows:Would You Rather Date A Trump Supporter or MS-13 Gang Member? New Details About The ‘Muslim Extremist’ Compound In New Mexico‘Trophy Culture’ Hijacks New Jersey High School Cheer SquadFact Checking White House ‘Truth Seekers’ On North Korea
Tianna Arata, a BLM Organizer, Is Facing 15 Years in Prison for Protesting. Here's How You Can Help Her
Here's what happened: On July 21, Tianna was arrested by officers from California's San Luis Obispo Police Department (SLOPD) after a protest she organized ended with vandalism. Documentation from the SLOPD says Tianna was contacted before the protest to ensure it would remain peaceful. she should NOT be facing 15 years in PRISON FOR ORGANIZING A PROTEST. Here's how you can help Tianna:Contact San Luis Obispo Officials Via EmailDan Dow, the city's district attorney, can drop the charges. Derek Johnson, the city manager of San Luis Obispo in charge of hiring the SLO Police Chief, can also help drop Tianna's charges.
California denies claim that BLM protester Tianna Arata faces 15 years in prison
Arata, 20, was busted on several felony charges following a protest she organized in San Luis Obispo. Police Chief Deanna Cantrell said the activist illegally led some 300 demonstrators onto Highway 101, where they blocked traffic, according to the San Luis Obispo Tribune. Social media exploded with claims that Arata faces up to 15 years in state prison — but San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow said that’s not the case, noting that prosecutors are still weighing whether to file criminal charges. “It is likely that additional investigation will be necessary before making a criminal filing decision.”He added, “Finally, recent social media posts and other media reports state that Ms. Arata faces 15 years in prison for her conduct. “The public attention this situation has attracted is understandable when one considers that what happened to Tianna hurts all of us.
Black Man Arrested For Allegedly Executing White Five-Year-Old Boy In Front Of Sisters
On Sunday, 25-year-old black male Darius Sessoms allegedly murdered 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant, who is white, in Wilson, North Carolina, in front of the boy’s two young sisters. We need justice for 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant who was murdered in cold blood. “Five-year-old Cannon Hinnant was executed in cold blood while riding his bike. 5 year old Cannon Hinnant was executed in cold blood while riding his bike. His funeral is Thursday.”Please pause and say a prayer for 5-year-old Cannon Blake Hinnant's family.
‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ was built on a lie
They have also forced me to deal with two uncomfortable truths: Brown never surrendered with his hands up, and Wilson was justified in shooting Brown. The unarmed 18-year-old also became a potent symbol of the lack of trust between African Americans and law enforcement. Although some witnesses state that Brown held his hands up at shoulder level with his palms facing outward for a brief moment, these same witnesses describe Brown then dropping his hands and “charging” at Wilson. It was then that Johnson said Brown stopped, turned around with his hands up and said, “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” And, like that, “hands up, don’t shoot” became the mantra of a movement. Yet this does not diminish the importance of the real issues unearthed in Ferguson by Brown’s death.
HAWORTH: Biden, Kamala Ignore Obama-Biden Administration’s Own Findings On Brown To Push Agenda
“Hands up, don’t shoot!” This infamous slogan rose to prominence during the protests which broke out after Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014. The phrase, which is still repeated at Black Lives Matter protests to this day, is a reference to a debunked claim by Dorian Johnson that Michael Brown was executed by Officer Darren Wilson despite surrendering and holding his hands in the air. Since then, the initial claims about Brown supposedly being “murdered” while surrendering have been fully dismantled on multiple occasions, most notably by Barack Obama’s Department of Justice. The Obama Justice Department, headed by Attorney General Eric Holder, found in its exhaustive investigation of the case that witness accounts and forensic evidence overwhelmingly indicated that Brown did not hold up his hands and surrender. The decision not to press charges against Officer Darren Wilson is telling, given Obama’s open embrace of the Black Lives Matter movement for political gain.
Ibram Kendi's Board Book Teaches Even Babies To Hate White People
If you’ve been fretting over how to explain critical race theory to your baby, you’re in luck, and the wait is over. Antiracist Baby contains smiling cartoon characters (some hairy, some sporting tattoos) peppered throughout its pages on non-primary-colored panels. Antiracist Baby is raised to make society transform. Just as Catholics require going to confession, so does Antiracist Baby, as explained by Rule No. Eventually, they will grow up to be adults who easily regurgitate antiracist slogans and will vote for “antiracist policies.” But what are “antiracist policies?
Lebron James, Say Her Name. It's Agnes Chow
This soft-spoken and petite young woman has been a fearless warrior fighting for Hong Kong’s democracy since she was a teenager. In response, Chow — at the time, only 17 — joined a then 18-year old Joshua Wong in leading Hong Kong’s protest by boycotting classes. They not only demanded universal suffrage but also the resignation of Beijing-appointed Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Standing Up For Hong Kong’s FreedomTwo years later, Chow became one of the founding members of Demosisto, a pro-democracy youth activist group in Hong Kong. After several months of protest and unrest in the city, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam finally withdrew the bill.
Churches Aren't Avoiding Death By Keeping Doors Closed. They're Ensuring It
Some churches have decided it’s time to shine again, and they’re right. Authorities Cracked Down on ChurchesInstead of opening back up, however, churches met increasingly onerous restrictions even as hospitalizations and deaths declined. Before green-lighting mass Black Lives Matter protests, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio threatened to permanently close churches that held worship services. Fairrington said that while most churches shrunk back and complied with the restrictions, Destiny Church has resolved to keep its doors open. “We all know that the virus only shows up at church,” Fairrington jabbed.
Unconvinced by virtue signaling: Poll shows 8 in 10 Americans think corporate anti-racism statements in BLM era are disingenuous
Pressure on Corporate America to support BLM mushroomed as protesters took to the streets following the May 25 death of Minneapolis black man George Floyd in police custody. Companies such as Airbnb, Grubhub, Microsoft and Cisco were praised for being supportive of the BLM cause. Much of that support took the form of cash donations to BLM and related groups. While more than eight in 10 Americans doubt the sincerity of anti-racism statements, 52 percent said it’s important that companies make public comments about political or social issues, the Pew poll showed. A total of 75 percent of black respondents said such statements are important, but just 42 percent of whites agreed.
Portland's 'Antifa mayor' says of protesters trying to murder police officers: 'I understand why they're angry'
Even so, Iannarone could not bring herself to say that the violence being perpetrated against police was wrong. He and other black community leaders and activists say it’s taking away from the Black Lives Matter message,” Porter said. Some protesters have shot off commercial-grade fireworks, and Wednesday night…we saw more fires set outside the East Precinct,” Porter added. Do you denounce that part of it?”“I understand why they’re angry,” Iannarone responded. I clean up when things are unfairly targeted, but here’s what I have to say,” the Antifa candidate fired back.
WATCH: Black Chicago residents send BLM protesters packing: 'We're not gonna have that...Stop antagonizing our police'
Residents of Englewood, Illinois got wind of a Black Lives Matter protest at the police station. A group of residents got together and showed up and told the BLM protesters to get out. From Hot Air: A protest Tuesday started over a Chicago police-involved shooting and ended when Englewood residents pushed back. “If you ain’t from Englewood, get the F*** out of here,” longtime neighborhood resident Darryl Smith told protesters…. He says he’s not buying it and he and other Englewood residents had wanted the protesters from Black Lives Matter Chicago, Good Kids Mad City and other groups to leave.
Chicago Looters Intent on Their 'Reparation' Terrorized Sick Kids at Ronald McDonald House
On Sunday, Black Lives Matter activists took advantage of a misunderstood confrontation between an armed black man and police in Chicago. Among other things, the looters smashed the doors of a Ronald McDonald House location, terrorizing the families with sick children inside. More than 30 families and their sick children were inside The Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s hospital, ABC 11 News reported. That Ronald McDonald House location serves families with children in the hospital. Many black leaders and celebrities have condemned the Black Lives Matter organization for refusing to focus on the many black lives snuffed out in black-on-black crime.
Make Jimmy Kimmel’s Vacation Permanent
Jimmy Kimmel is supposed to return to host his show, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” next month after an extended vacation. Jimmy Kimmel is just such a person. Explaining his Malone impression, Kimmel said, “We hired makeup artists to make me look as much like Karl Malone as possible. “Karl Malone read about white people on TV being deducted by alien, stickin all kind of Hell up their butt. Firing Jimmy Kimmel for his impersonation of NBA great Karl Malone ought to be a slam dunk.
Law(lessness) and (dis)order in Seattle and Elsewhere
The city council added to the indignity by cutting the chief's salary. Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best resigned in her own form of protest. Seattle has about 1,400 police officers, clearly not enough given the ongoing lawlessness. Deep beneath the lawlessness spreading like coronavirus across the land is a moral and spiritual drought that politicians do not have the power to fix. Given what is occurring in Seattle and elsewhere, it would appear we are edging closer to the day when Franklin's prophecy is fulfilled.
How To Apply Reciprocity To Race-Based Accusations
Americans, especially traditionally middle-class Americans, are by and large likeable people who like to be liked. As a corollary, we hate to be called nasty, untrue things, especially racist. This common trait of the American personality has been targeted by the proud radical socialists pushing this summer’s protests and riots. But if you can’t apply this rule (“one simple trick!” as the internet bottom feeders invariably put it) out loud, use it quietly, as a test. Scott Shepard is a fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research and Deputy Director of its Free Enterprise Project.
Under the NBA’s Selective Activism, Only Some Lives Matter
It’s not hard to see why the lives of these tens of thousands of factory workers don’t matter. But let’s be clear - to these BLM-t-Shirt-wearing “activists,” those workers' lives absolutely, unequivocally do not matter. Because NBA Basketball makes significant money on China, they refuse to acknowledge the lives that don’t seem to matter - for example, the lives of the Uyghurs. Senator Josh Howley (R-MO) alleges that these slaves also make the Nike NBA uniforms. The same selective activism is not exercised for the lives of young Chinese who train at USA Basketball facilities in China.
WATCH: Tucker Has the Ultimate Response to Politicians Marching Alongside BLM
Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Wednesday slammed Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) for standing alongside Black Lives Matter protestors. "You'll remember that Mitt Romney marched and showed his support. What does Mitt Romney think of the looting of downtown Chicago?" So instead of condemning BLM, they're getting rid of Columbus Day for Juneteenth. Politicians are bending a knee to the rage mob because they're afraid the mob will come after them.
Players Booed While Kneeling for Anthem as Fans Return to Stadium
Fans of Major League Soccer who were permitted to attend a game Wednesday in Dallas booed players for kneeling during the national anthem. Defender Reggie Cannon lashed out at fans for booing him and others for kneeling during the anthem. “I think it was absolutely disgusting.” FC Dallas defender Reggie Cannon has spoken out against some home fans booing players kneeling during the national anthem. Would you have booed the kneeling players if you were at the game? 0% (0 Votes) 0% (0 Votes)“You got fans booing you for people taking a stand for what they believe in.
Chicago: You know, someone should hold these looters accountable…
We finally know what it takes for Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to give up the ghost and declare the rioting and looting to be, well… rioting and looting. It looks like the Mayor huddled with the Chicago PD and they’ve decided to launch an investigation. (CBS Chicago)One day after another round of violent looting tore through downtown Chicago and the Magnificent Mile, Chicago Police announced the creation of a new task force to help hold looters responsible. (Free Beacon)Looters targeted a Ronald McDonald House—a charity that provides free housing to families with sick children—in downtown Chicago Monday morning. Thousands drove into Chicago early Monday to loot high-end retailers, department stores, and other businesses around the city’s Magnificent Mile.
Englewood Neighborhood Kicks Out Black Lives Matter
The Englewood neighborhood of Chicago is one of the most dangerous areas of the city. These included demonstrators from Black Lives Matter Chicago, Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation, and Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. Things got heated between the BLM groups and two Englewood men who are trying to improve neighborhood relations with the police. Darryl Smith, Englewood resident and president of a local political task force, argued that agitators upset a fragile balance in the neighborhood. In fact, she earned some scars at the Battle of Grant Park when agitators tried to tear down the Columbus statue.
The Morning Briefing: Will Kamala Kill the Progressive Vote in 2020?
Harris Might Make Progressives Sit This One OutGood Almost End of the Week, brilliant frequent readers of the Kruiser Morning Briefing. Among the many perplexing things about Joe Biden choosing Kamala Harris is how she affects the progressive voters. If the Biden-Harris 2020 ticket is going to appeal to progressives, Kamala Harris is going to have to vigorously and publicly disavow almost everything that she did before she was elected to the Senate. Chicago Looters Intent on Their ‘Reparation’ Terrorized Sick Kids at Ronald McDonald HouseHere Are 5 Crucial Reasons Why Kamala Harris Can’t Be Trusted With Your Civil RightsAB5 continues its job-killing ways. NY Nurse: The Health Commissioner Is ‘F-ing Clueless’Let’s Take a Look Back on Exactly How Kamala Harris Treated Brett KavanaughDid We Forget that Kamala Harris’ 2020 Campaign was a Total and Complete Train WreckRev.
The Fiasco of 'Go Ahead, Break Our Windows' Policing
They openly support the Black Lives Matter organization and speak about “reimagining policing.” Faced with legitimate (and growing) demands for better public safety, they offer only lip service. It ought to be called “Go Ahead, Break Our Windows” policing. This fear of speaking out — especially to demand public safety — is almost as big a problem as the violence itself. We need public safety to pursue our private ends. That hard task begins with restoring public safety.
In Honor of Kamala Harris’ VP Nomination, a Wrap-Up of Her Terribleness
As everybody’s seen by now, former Vice President Joe Biden has selected Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate on the Democratic ticket. Harris, the former California Attorney General, has also served as the San Francisco District Attorney and has amassed quite a record of civil rights violations and general terribleness. Kamala Protected Illegal Aliens Who’d Killed CaliforniansDemocratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. speaks Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. And here we get down to what may be the real reason Team Biden was turned on by Harris’ background. Kamala Ignores #MeToo Victims in Her Own OfficeDemocratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks in a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN/New York Times at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville, Ohio.
The Logical Reliability of Law and Order
Shut down cyber charter schools from operating at a time when students could only learn online? Strongly encourage social distancing and procedures to cut down the risk of COVID-19 spreading among the general population? The Republican ticket includes the incumbents, ones who have made repeated calls for “law and order” since the infamous Trump tweet in late May:LAW & ORDER! It is also overlooked by the hard left – particularly when viewed through the lens of the media:The American people, fully across the board, want law and order. They might be protesting the need for constitutional law and order – the ability to enjoy civil rights protected within our nation of laws – but they want law and order.
Ronald McDonald House near children's hospital damaged during recent Chicago looting
A Ronald McDonald House Charity location was among the buildings damaged during looting earlier this week in Chicago, the charity says. The Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children's Hospital, which says it offers a "sanctuary" for families and children who are at the hospital, had its windows and front door smashed overnight Monday, a charity official told local media. A Chicago police report said that a hammer was used to break glass on the front door of the building. 100 arrested, 13 officers injured:More on Chicago violence after crowds clash with policeUSA TODAY has reached out to Ronald McDonald House Charities for additional comment. Chicago police arrested and charged Latrell Allen of Englewood with attempted murder after they say he shot at officers.
YouTube star Jake Paul breaks his silence on FBI raid
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Jake Paul is firing back. The controversial You Tube star posted a since-deleted video that addressed the FBI federal search warrant on his Calabasas, Calif., home earlier this month. The raid turned up a cache of weapons amid complaints from neighbors who claimed to have heard regular explosions coming from the YouTuber’s mansion. “Just to clarify things and set the record straight, the FBI raid is entirely related to the Arizona looting situation that happened,” he said. Paul — who has over 20 million YouTube subscribers — seemed to place the blame for the raid on someone in his circle.
Cuba Gooding Jr. arrives in Manhattan court for sex abuse case hearing
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Cuba Gooding Jr. waved at reporters as he arrived at Manhattan Supreme Court Thursday for a hearing in his sex abuse case — wearing a mask with “Black Lives Matter” printed on the inside. Once in the courtroom, he briefly slipped off one side of the mask, exposing the writing, before reattaching the ear loop. At the proceeding, both sides are expected to argue over what testimony will be precluded at the trial, which is slated for September. The “Men of Honor” actor is charged with six misdemeanor counts of sexual abuse and forcible touching stemming from the allegations of three accusers. He was first busted after allegedly squeezing a 30-year-old woman’s breast in June 2019 at the Moxy Hotel in Times Square, and then two additional accusers came forward.
'The Office' actor shares racist messages he received after pitching a spinoff for his character Stanley Hudson
An actor on “The Office” shared some incredibly racist and hate-filled responses he received upon setting up a crowdfunding campaign for a proposed spinoff for his character. Leslie David Baker, best known for playing Stanley Hudson on the U.S. version of the immensely popular NBC sitcom, began a Kickstarter campaign to try and get a spinoff titled “Uncle Stan” off the ground. One user even goes as far as to share old photos of Black people being lynched along with a message using the N-word. ‘THE OFFICE’ HAS BLACKFACE SCENE EDITED OUTIt’s worth noting that Baker’s Kickstarter campaign, like many, offers extensive tiered rewards for those who donate ranging anywhere from autographed merchandise to a cameo on “Uncle Stanley” should it be made. Enough said.”CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAs of this writing, the “Uncle Stan" Kickstarter has reached $343,699 of its planned $300,000 goal.
Opinion | How to Rescue the Economy and Help Black Workers at the Same Time
Here are some of the ways a paycheck guarantee would rescue the economy and also lend a hand to Black workers:A paycheck guarantee would help save an economy in free fall. This spring, less than half of unemployed workers were able to get unemployment insurance payments, and Black workers were even less likely. A paycheck guarantee can also help prevent another so-called jobless “recovery.” Displacing workers in a contracting economy risks condemning them, especially Black workers, to long-term unemployment. If Black lives matter, we can’t allow the financial stability of millions of Black families to be needlessly eroded by economic policies that disadvantage Black workers. If Black lives matter, exposing Black workers to disparate displacement and sending them back to work before it’s safe is immoral.
Review: ‘Becoming Los Angeles’ nails the city in ways big and small, as only D.J. Waldie can
It’s so easy to write very badly about Los Angeles. Nearly three decades later, he’s out with another memoir, “Becoming Los Angeles,” which makes that short list of classics just a little bit longer. “Becoming Los Angeles” is more tart and wise, what you might call an older man’s exhausted report on what’s still going wrong with our city. It shouldn’t be too surprising that “Becoming Los Angeles” is more measured, even jaded. “I don’t know what the young man who sleeps on Clark Avenue wants,” Waldie writes.
Letters: Politicians, stop criticizing those you represent
Letters to the editorThis is a letter to all politicians running for office and for those already in office. You will be representing everyone in your state when you get elected, not just those who are the same party as you. Terrie Pullen, Cold SpringDemocrats can't save Republicans from themselvesIn his column "Dems also complicit in Householder mess," (July 29), Jason Williams does his best to splash some bribery-scheme mud on Ohio House Democrats. (Not to mention the folks from the 72nd district, who presumably knew of Householder’s past yet chose to return him to office.) The truth of the matter is that before the full House voted on a speaker in January 2019, the House Republican caucus might have decided among themselves who would emerge as their sole nominee for Speaker.
A teary chief justice talks emotionally about ’centuries of inequality’ in court video
It's an extraordinary video documenting the protest damage, and subsequent repairs, to the glorious Art Deco home of the Ohio Supreme Court. But, a somber Ohio Supreme Court Justice Maureen O'Connor dominates the video with her emotional commentary about racial inequality. "I'm not blaming the protesters at all," she says of damage to the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center. The chief justice chokes up near the end of the video, tears welling in her eyes, as she hopes for change. "I can understand the outrage and I can the understand the voices that say, 'We've given it enough time, you know, it has been our lifetime.
What does the Kamala Harris pick signal to the Sanders-Warren wing of the party? | Moira Donegan
Older Black voters in particular have been reliably loyal to the Democratic party, and are crucially much more likely to vote than younger people of all races. With much to lose, some older Black voters find themselves picking candidates for tactical reasons more so than ideological ones. In a recent interview before he announced the choice of Harris, Biden said, in his characteristically weird idiomatic way, that Black voters “brought me to the dance”. The symbolism of the Harris pick can’t be overstated. If she wins, it becomes much more likely that the first woman president will be a Black woman.
Idris Elba's wife Sabrina shares details of his coronavirus battle
Idris Elba's wife Sabrina Dhowre has revealed that the actor thought 'it was the end' after testing positive for Covid-19. Sabrina has discussed the 'really scary' incident in a new candid interview with Grazia UK where she also spoke about racism in the UK. Worrying: Idris Elba's wife Sabrina Dhowre has revealed that the actor thought 'it was the end' after testing positive for Covid-19 (pictured in March)Talking about their battle with Covid-19, she recalled to the publication: 'At one point, Idris really thought that this could be the end. Just last month, Idris admitted that he feels 'very lucky to be alive' and that he was counting his blessings after his coronavirus battle. Following Idris' diagnosis, it was revealed his wife Sabrina had also tested positive after choosing to remain with her husband in self isolation when he was diagnosed.
BLM Protest Leader Whose Arrest Went Viral Could Face 15 Years In Prison, Reports Say; CA Officials Push Back On ‘Misinformation’
“A protest in the City of San Luis Obispo today resulted in significant public safety risks for protesters and community members,” the San Luis Obispo Police Department said in a statement issued July 22. During the arrest of Arata, a San Luis Obispo Police Officer was assaulted by an individual, who was subsequently arrested for PC 405a and PC 69. ***Media Release***UPDATE ON JULY 21ST PROTEST IN THE CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO San Luis Obispo – A protest in the… Posted by San Luis Obispo Police Department on Tuesday, July 21, 2020Social media posts and reports earlier in the week went viral claiming Arata is facing 15 years in prison after orchestrating the July protest. she should NOT be facing 15 years in PRISON FOR ORGANIZING A PROTEST. “It is likely that additional investigation will be necessary before making a criminal filing decision.”“Finally, recent social media posts and other media reports state that Ms. Arata faces 15 years in prison for her conduct,” he said.
Ronald McDonald House near children's hospital damaged during recent Chicago looting
A Ronald McDonald House Charity location was among the buildings damaged during looting earlier this week in Chicago, the charity says. The Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children's Hospital, which says it offers a "sanctuary" for families and children who are at the hospital, had its windows and front door smashed overnight Monday, a charity official told local media. A Chicago police report said that a hammer was used to break glass on the front door of the building. 100 arrested, 13 officers injured:More on Chicago violence after crowds clash with policeUSA TODAY has reached out to Ronald McDonald House Charities for additional comment. Chicago police arrested and charged Latrell Allen of Englewood with attempted murder after they say he shot at officers.
Disappearance of 'Gold Rush' producer Terrence Woods gets renewed attention; family still searching for answers
The mysterious 2018 disappearance of a TV producer working on the Discovery Channel hit “Gold Rush” is gaining renewed attention on social media. CHINESE SUPERSTAR FAN BINGBING'S STRANGE DISAPPEARANCE AND SUDDEN RETURN SPARK SPECULATION ON HER FUTUREAt the heart of the story is the production company Raw TV, which produces “Gold Rush” for Discovery. Woods’ family points to a text message sent to his father on the morning of his disappearance in which he revealed that he planned to come home to Maryland several weeks earlier than expected. Although he did not explain why, the text prompted speculation that there was more to the 27-year-old producer’s relationship with Raw TV than the family was being told. Although Woods Sr. still suspects foul play, he and the rest of Woods Jr.’s family and friends are simply hoping that they’ll get closure one day.
More than 1 in 3 Black women are on the front lines of the pandemic, but they aren't even close to equal pay
But, despite Black women playing a crucial role in today's pandemic, they are still disproportionately underpaid for their work, making it even harder for them to build a roadway to economic prosperity. But, Black women, Native American women and Latinas earn $0.62, $0.57 and $0.54, respectively, for every dollar earned by White men. This year, Black Women's Equal Pay Day falls on Aug. 13, the symbolic date for how far Black women have to work into the new year to earn the same pay White men earned the previous year. If the current pay gap for Black women remains unchanged, data from the National Women's Law Center shows that Black women could lose $941,600 over the course of a 40-year career due to pay inequality. Don't miss: How corporate America's diversity initiatives continue to fail Black women
Wu-Tang Clan's RZA Puts Out An Ice C.R.E.A.M. Jingle Like None Other
The Wu-Tang Clan frontman responsible for the instrumentals behind rap records like “C.R.E.A.M.” and “Ice Cream” has ironically turned his skills to actually producing an ice cream jingle. Ice cream parlors in the 19th century played “Turkey in the Straw,” leading to its still-common usage today. Good Humor, an ice cream company founded in 1920, then contacted RZA to create a new tune, and the result was released Thursday. The artist told HuffPost he thought Good Humor probably chose him because of his previous songs with ice cream-related titles. “I wasn’t thinking about the business part of it; I was more thinking of the cultural relevance of a kid who chased after ice cream trucks.
Trump: Biden Is Insulting Men Everywhere by Picking Woman as Running Mate
President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday morning that, in pledging to pick a woman as his running mate, Joe Biden has offended men everywhere. Trump made his comments in a simpering interview with Fox Sports personality and OutKick founder Clay Travis. Some people would say that men are insulted by that, and some people would say it’s fine. “I will say this, people don’t vote for the vice.... You know, this is history, this isn’t necessarily me, this is history because we have a great vice president,” said Trump. But other than that I’d love to see them open and we’re doing everything possible to get them open.
'Disgusting' FC Dallas fans boo their own players for kneeling during the national anthem
Officials and players from FC Dallas (right) and Nashville SC took a knee to protest police brutality and systemic racism during the national anthem prior to Wednesday's MLS game game between the teams. (Omar Vega/Getty Images)United States national team and FC Dallas defender Reggie Cannon blasted FCD fans after some booed their own players for protesting police brutality and systemic racism by taking a knee as the national anthem played before Wednesday’s Major League Soccer match against Nashville SC. But with supporters in the seats for Wednesday’s match, some of those fans took vocal exception to the display. “I think it was absolutely disgusting," Cannon said after the game, which was won 1-0 by Nashville. “You can’t even have support form your own fans in your own stadium,” Cannon added.
Ronald McDonald House near children's hospital damaged during recent Chicago looting
A Ronald McDonald House Charity location was among the buildings damaged during looting earlier this week in Chicago, the charity says. The Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children's Hospital, which says it offers a "sanctuary" for families and children who are at the hospital, had its windows and front door smashed overnight Monday, a charity official told local media. 100 arrested, 13 officers injured: More on Chicago violence after crowds clash with policeUSA TODAY has reached out to Ronald McDonald House Charities for additional comment. Chicago police arrested and charged Latrell Allen of Englewood with attempted murder after they say he shot at officers. Follow USA TODAY's Ryan Miller on Twitter @RyanW_MillerThis article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Chicago looting: Ronald McDonald House at children's hospital damaged
Yamasaki siblings attend to Lakers in Florida too
The Lakers are more accustomed to seeing her at Staples Center where she and her brother, Jayson, work for the Lakers as team attendants. I’m eternally grateful.”Twenty of the attendants work with NBA teams during normal times and 35 of them work with USA Basketball. Jayson, a mechanical engineering major at Long Beach State, scheduled his classes in the morning so they wouldn’t conflict with Lakers games. Outside of games, they’ve gone to the pool, gone fishing, seen familiar faces and made friends with other team attendants. Otherwise, they work in relative anonymity contributing one piece to what makes the bubble work.
Opinion: A daily moment of silence to ponder social injustice
To prevent the next injustice, we must create a society focused on justice. A moment of thoughtful silence to begin each day. From higher school grades to lower crime rates, the states and schools which already implement the Moment of Silence can testify to the effectiveness of this program. This idea is inspired by the national Moment of Silence campaign promoted by the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory. And they spend a quiet moment each day bringing those values a bit deeper into their consciousness.
Federal officers remove 2 men in ICE custody from Bend standoff
About two dozen U.S. Border Patrol officers pushed past angry protesters late Wednesday night in Bend and took two men from a bus that had been surrounded by angry protesters for nearly 12 hours. Initially, an armed ICE officer in a flak vest would not comment on the actions as he hid his badge. But city of Bend spokesperson Anne Aurand confirmed the presence of the federal officers. Bend’s new police chief, Mike Krantz, said Bend police knew immigration officers would be in the city. “Today we received a call from a federal agent that community members were blocking a bus with two subjects in custody of federal agents.”Bend police responded to the scene.
International Left-Handers Day: What is the science behind being left or right-handed?
Not to mention, the various idioms that point to right-handedness being favourable (such as having “two left feet” or giving a “left-handed compliment”). Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlinesIn 1976, Dean R Campbell, founder of the Lefthanders International Inc, established International Left Handers Day as an annual observance on 13 August, to raise awareness of and celebrate people who are left handed. As the day is celebrated around the world, the question remains – what is the science behind being left or right-handed? UK news in pictures 1/50 12 August 2020 A train derailment near Stonehaven has left three people dead. Of course this means left-handed people have to deal with issues like household objects (scissors and notebooks) being designed to suit right-handed consumers.
‘It's going to trigger him’: Trump insiders say Kamala Harris is the president’s nightmare, but they have a warning for Democrats
“His team is struggling, because... the first thing that they start to counter with is that she's 'not Black. “[Reporters] are gonna misjudge the moment if folks start writing stories about how they don't have a response to Kamala Harris,” he explained. Because at the end of the day, Joe Biden is the one who gets to call the shots,” he explained. “He has [1950’s television housewife] June Cleaver, I think, pictured in the kitchen, being surrounded by large menacing black men. “This man can be vulgar and disgusting, has no sense of decency, and can go very, very low, so brace yourself,” she said.
Ozil blasts Arsenal failure to back his Uighur Muslim comments
Advertising Read moreLondon (AFP)Mesut Ozil has slammed Arsenal's failure to back his support of Uighur Muslims over their alleged persecution in China. Arsenal midfielder Ozil spoke out on Instagram against China's treatment of the Uighur population in Xinjiang last year. Since then Premier League clubs have supported the Black Lives Matter movement after George Floyd was killed in America. "In America, we saw George Floyd killed and the world spoke up to say Black Lives Matter, and that is correct. "But I wish people would have done the same for the Muslims because Arsenal have many Muslim players and fans as well, and it is important for the world to say that Muslim Lives Matter."
Racism Isn’t an Unchangeable Fixture of American Life. We Can Dismantle It.
While sometimes hinting at a critique of shallow identity politics and psychological interpretations of racism, Baker frequently can’t help but slide back into this paradigm. Organizations like Students for a Democratic Society focused much of their practical activity on supporting the civil rights and Black Power movements. One chapter tracks the rise of black power in response to more subtle forms of discrimination in the North. But Baker’s version of black power is limited to the Black Panthers and overlooks the other groups and constituencies that acted under this banner. For others, black power meant “black capitalism” and was compatible with the aim of granting more contracts to minority-owned businesses.
How Kamala Harris as VP Can Be a Win for Progressives
It would have been great to see Stacey Abrams elevated, along with the very timely issues she champions, fighting the Republican strategy of deliberately disenfranchising Black voters. Kamala Harris fits that bill. I am bracing myself for the kind of sexist attacks on Harris as too “ambitious” and “shrill” that were aimed at Hillary Clinton. Anecdotally, it appears that many young people are not thrilled with either Biden or Harris, but perhaps older voters are feeling good about the ticket. That includes the Black voters in the South who put Biden over the top, suburban white women who are turning away from Trump and rural independents.
Military Has-Beens Ask General to ‘Remove’ Trump If He Refuses to Go
But the Obama years didn’t work out too well for the savvy officer, who after leaving the military with the rank of Lt. They say Trump has already executed “Caesar”-like orders in dispatching his own praetorian guard against civilians in the cities during the protests. As the senior military officer of the United States, the choice between these two options lies with you. If Biden wins and gives a lawful order to have a stubborn Trump removed from the West Wing, the military will obey. He left the military at the peak of the Iraq War and joined a partisan think tank.
Joe and Kamala, the Demagogic Duo
According to media accounts, a “power outage” delayed the debut of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Wednesday — a foreshadowing of what we can expect from an anti-energy Biden–Harris administration. The Obama–Biden economy floundered for eight years, only picking up after Trump cut taxes, pushed deregulations, and supported America’s energy sector. And his “Green New Deal” will crush America’s energy sector. They are two lightweights who will crash America’s economy, decimate her culture, and embolden the mob. In this demagogic duo, they see the final enactment of Barack Obama’s “fundamental transformation” of America.
Tennessee legislature makes camping outside of state Capitol a felony to quash protests
Protesters aiming to spend the night outside the Tennessee Capitol could be hit with a felony. The state legislature voted on Wednesday to make it a felony to camp outside the state Capitol as a response to a protest-filled summer with repeated overnight demonstrations in Nashville. Bill Lee signs the bill, makes it a Class E felony to camp on state property. The legislation also made it a felony to trespass on property owned by elected officials to prevent protesters from targeting the homes of lawmakers. Rep. Jason Hodges, a Democrat, said that he believes the legislation was only passed because the demonstrations outside the Capitol have been led by Black Lives Matter supporters.
Coup porn: Resistance sees military removing Trump from office
It is chilling that retired military men are discussing military intervention in the transfer of political power based on Maddow-esque theorizing about the president's imagined motivations and actions. After what the group called an "uneasy and combative but ultimately successful" transition, Trump left office on Jan. 20, 2021. Asked by Comedy Central's Trevor Noah if he had considered the possibility of Trump losing and refusing to leave office, Biden quickly answered, "Yes, I have. I promise you, I am absolutely convinced they will escort him from the White House with great dispatch." But there have arisen, among some of Trump's angriest critics (especially those with military experience) disturbing imaginings about the military removing the president from office.
Even as they cancel each other, progressives continue to downplay their movement's racist past
The Supreme Court’s 1927 decision in Buck vs. Bell (an 8-1 decision written by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes) provided the legal authority for forced sterilization. But the larger question is why people in the U.S. are so unaware of progressivism’s brutally racist past. As a first step toward finding the answer, I recently reviewed high school history books and other teaching materials to determine how progressive history is covered. They ignore the movement’s role in eugenics, omitting, with very few minor exceptions, any mention of the history of forced sterilization in the U.S. Logic would dictate that progressives ought to cancel themselves — disown their history, as they insist of others.
Latest Bob Woodward book to include 25 letters between Trump and Kim Jong Un
Bob Woodward's new book about the Trump White House will include 25 letters featuring correspondence between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Woodward, an investigative journalist, will release his second book on the Trump administration before the Nov. 3 election. Jonathan Karp, the CEO of Simon & Schuster, told CNN that Woodward's latest book is the "most important" Trump tell-all the company has published. "Rage is the most important book Simon & Schuster will publish this year. In a similar fashion to his book Fear, Woodward conducted several interviews with Trump and other White House officials for the book, which will be published on Sept. 15.
Racism is a sin and we are all sinners
The current resurgence of debate about racism shows that we still need the concept of sin. No actually: a quick glance at history shows that most of the main abolitionists and anti-racism campaigners simultaneously believed that racism was a sin and that they themselves were sinners. No, because they saw sin as wider than any particular moral evil. We can and should keep trying to reject our inherited racism, in the awareness that it cannot be cleanly uprooted. Only the language of sin allows us to be at all honest about racism.
When the King of the Delta Blues came home — the family life of Robert Johnson
Brother Robert: Growing Up with Robert Johnson Annye C. Anderson with Preston Lauterbach Hachette , pp. 244 , £ 20Whatever would Robert Johnson, self-styled King of the Delta Blues, have made of the Black Lives Matter movement? Where Anderson’s account delights most is in the details it provides of Johnson’s life in Memphis — a musical mecca even then — when he came to visit. The tradition of personalising exchanges with the devil in song dates back to the 15th century, and was for a long time strictly a white tradition. Johnson seized on the power of the imagery, but who’s to say it came from the blues tradition?
When the King of the Delta Blues came home — the family life of Robert Johnson
Whatever would Robert Johnson, self-styled King of the Delta Blues, have made of the Black Lives Matter movement? And Steve LaVere, the villain of Brother Robert, always claimed he was working on a biography, yet it too came to nothing. Where Anderson’s account delights most is in the details it provides of Johnson’s life in Memphis — a musical mecca even then — when he came to visit. The tradition of personalising exchanges with the devil in song dates back to the 15th century, and was for a long time strictly a white tradition. Johnson seized on the power of the imagery, but who’s to say it came from the blues tradition?
Does Seattle deserve better than Carmen Best?
Before literally decimating her department, the Seattle council had publicly voted to reduce Chief Best’s own salary from $289,000 to $172,000. ‘Our main objective, the only thing we wanted to do, was march down to Chief Best’s house, make some noise, ask some questions, and go,’ Gitaka elaborated. Or just a touch of localized idiocy, surely countered by the Seattle city council’s continued support for the pioneering female African American officer they so loudly endorsed just two years ago? ‘The Democrats on Seattle city council have refused to defund the police. ‘We are coming for you and your rotten system,’ Sawant promised in the clip.
A new pragmatism, not old dogma, is needed to tackle economic corona catastrophe
Taiwanese have experienced other Chinese flu variants such as bird flu in 2003 and know what they can mean. The Andrews Government management of the economy could see Victoria being bogged down in debt and low productivity for generations. The Narrabri gas project in New South Wales and the ability to extract natural gas from Victoria need to be fast-tracked. Further, greenlighting nuclear energy could see a boost in over 50,000 jobs, if Canadian figures are anything to go by. A new pragmatism, not the dogmatism of yesterday, will be the golden ticket to Australia pulling itself out of this mess.
Voting focus could be legacy for latest wave of NBA activism
But where Kaepernick’s demonstrations raised awareness, NBA players want their actions to move the needle further. But transforming the widespread embrace for social justice in America from a moment into a movement requires targeting systemic barriers and changing laws, not just mindsets. The group has sought to distinguish itself from past athlete-led efforts by focusing not simply on voting registration, but by eliminating barriers in the voting process. NBA teams like the Orlando Magic have also since announced their own voting initiatives. Elmore said More Than a Vote is “one of the more creative and more unprecedented types of actions in the spirit of obtaining social justice.
Players kneeling for anthem met with boos before MLS game
There was a smattering of boos when players from FC Dallas and Nashville SC collectively took a knee during the national anthem before their MLS game on Wednesday night in Frisco, Texas. Dallas defender Reggie Cannon said he was disgusted by the boos at Toyota Stadium when players and officials knelt to call attention to racial injustice. Absolute hell.”Dallas and Nashville had not played a game since the season was suspended on March 12 because of the coronavirus. The death of George Floyd has spurred a number of MLS players to form the group Black Players for Change, which seeks to address systemic racism in soccer and society. At the opening game of the MLS tournament in Florida, members of the group collectively stood in silence, fists raised, for more than eight minutes.
What will organized criminal violence bring next to our streets?
Then, from midnight to 5 a.m., they would repeatedly assault the courthouse, burning and tearing at it until federal law enforcement officers inside were forced to respond. These developments suggest an organized campaign of criminal action intended to intimidate government officials, degrade law enforcement, destroy public property and drive a radical political agenda. The criminal organizers will no doubt try to delegitimize the law enforcement response. But quelling the violence doesn’t fall solely to law enforcement. Whatever anyone’s politics, we should all agree there is no place for organized criminal activities on America’s streets and we should all work together to put an end to this unforgivable violence.
The Tides Foundation and BLM
(BLM itself is not tax exempt, but Thousand Currents and ActBlue Charities are.) California, where Thousand Currents and the Tides Foundation are domiciled, uses Form CT9, "Complaint to The California Attorney General Regarding a Charity or Charitable Solicitation." The Tides Foundation Steps InThe Capital Research Center reported, "Tides Center Takes Control of Black Lives Matter Global Network." That is between the Tides Foundation, Thousand Currents, and Black Lives Matter Global Network. The Tides Foundation may feel similarly compelled to repudiate its even closer ties with BLM Global Network, which will be a comprehensive humiliation for BLM and all its corporate, academic, political, and organizational supporters.
Anti-police Black Lives Matter demonstrators harassed, driven out by local residents in crime-ridden Southside Chicago neighborhood
In the end, a much smaller group of demonstrators marched through Englewood while a large number of protesters headed home. Nobody has suffered more from the activities of Black Lives Matter and associated groups than inner city black residents. On Tuesday evening, activist groups came to Englewood via car caravan to protest a South Side police station. These included demonstrators from Black Lives Matter Chicago, Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation, and Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. He tore into both the “white n******” and “black “n******” and “bozos” who came unannounced into his neighborhood.
Black Lives Matter terrorized families at the Chicago Ronald McDonald House
One of the appalling stories to emerge from the Black Lives Matter mob’s rampage in Chicago on Sunday night was the fact that looters attacked the Ronald McDonald House. Any American who’s watched television in the last 45 years knows about the Ronald McDonald House charity. In Chicago on Sunday night, however, the Ronald McDonald House was no longer safe; it was terrifying. Owen, who is getting treated at the Lurie Children’s Hospital close to the Ronald McDonald House, was due to get a special treat: He was going to go home for his birthday. The Ronald McDonald House was one of several locations hit early Monday morning.
Dem Chicago Alderman: City Is ‘in Total Unrest’ and Mayor Has Lost Control
On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Chicago Alderman Anthony Beale (D) accused Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) of losing control of the city, which he said “is in total unrest.”Beale said, “Well, when you look at everything that’s happening right now in this city, the city is in total unrest. In my opinion, I think the mayor has lost the confidence and the control of this city. She’s listening to the wrong people, and the wrong people are the ones that [are] really leading this unrest in the city of Chicago. Beale added that the good people in the Black Lives Matter movement who are pushing for needed changes should “disassociate themselves” from those who are seeking to “hijack” the movement and are causing violence. Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
Report: Minnesota Freedom Fund, Backed by Biden Staff, Released Hardcore Criminals
The Minnesota Freedom Fund, a non-profit organization that uses donations to pay bail fees, sprung violent criminals, some of which have been accused of murder and sexual assault, according to a Monday report. “I don’t want to defund police,” Biden said during a virtual fundraising event with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D), a potential vice-presidential pick. However, he continued, he believes police officers are not academically qualified for certain situations, so their departments should hire social workers to better handle those issues. Even many activists say defunding the police and redirecting police funding mean the same thing. Biden is incapable of bringing our country together because he has been taken over by the radical left.
Farage Investigates 'Lawless' UK: London Thugs Rioted in Seaside Town
On Sunday, local media reported police responded to calls of a “beach cookout” at Greatstone near New Romney, Kent. As evening descended, more out-of-towners came, with reports of street brawls and locals being “locked in their houses, terrified”. Regional BBC news described the event as being for “underprivileged London youth”, and was organised by Croydon jerk eatery Flavour Boss. Local media reported residents saying that their private property was invaded by visitors leaving cars in their driveways. Farage: BLM 'Paramilitary-Style Force' May Have Broken Law Against Political Uniforms https://t.co/FAowonYyqf — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) August 3, 2020
Kamala Harris to 'Justice' Protesters: 'You Are the Heroes of Our Time'
Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden listen to his vice presidential running mate Sen. Kamala Harris speak during their first press conference together in Wilmington, Delaware, on August 12, 2020. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), formally introduced as Joe Biden's running mate on Wednesday, praised "everyone keeping up the fight" for "justice" as "the heroes of our time." Earlier in her speech, Harris noted that her parents met as students during civil rights protests in the streets of Oakland, "marching and shouting for this thing called justice, in a struggle that continues today. And I'll admit, over the past four years, there have been moments when I have truly worried about our future. At the conclusion of her speech, Harris said winning is not enough for Democrats on November 3rd: "We need a mandate that proves that the past few years do not represent who we are or who we aspire to be."
The Weeknd donates $300,000 to Beirut explosion relief effort
Earlier this week the couple donated $250,000 to the relief fund. “I want to thank my brother @theweeknd for his generous and class act of donating $300,000 to the Global Aid for Lebanon campaign. Also, I want to give a special thank you to Michael Rapino @michaelrapino and my Live Nation family for $50,000 donation. Give what you can and let’s repost so the world can come together to help Lebanon from this this devastating tragedy. His Lebanon donation brings his total charitable contributions to some $2.15 million in just over two months.
Artist blasts 'selective enforcement' after NYC orders removal of pro-police artwork
A blue line painted in tribute to the police in Staten Island is prompting a lawsuit against New York City. Because I am a conservative-leaning artist as you can see and I support the men and women in blue," Lobaido said. “What is the blue line? The blue line separates anarchy from civilization. What else does that blue line represent?
Katie Holmes' Oddly Sexual Response To Biden-Harris Ticket Is Arousing Confusion
“She wants to recreate America in the image of what’s happening on the streets of Portland & Seattle. We won’t give her the chance.”After Twitter began replying to Cheney’s depiction of Harris as a “radical liberal,” Cheney took it one step further by doubling down on herself. Harris’ “tough on crime” record has garnered her a reputation that she’s spent the better part of her political career trying to combat. Yes, she is, and she will fight for liberal causes for the duration of the Biden-Harris candidacy. But is she the face of “the radical, socialist left?” Not exactly.
Lawsuit accuses former SoulCycle CEO of making crass comment about paternity leave
Dads aren’t on board with former SoulCycle CEO’s offensive comments about paternity leave. CYCLING STUDIOS SWEAT COMPETITION FROM PELOTONMartin took paid paternity leave last year after his son was born, and his wife had to go back to work eight weeks later. But the lawsuit also accuses Whelan of making a vulgar remark in 2019 to Gary Gaines, the company's senior vice president of global operations and studio experience, saying that "paternity leave is for p---sies." "News of the comment spread like fire through all levels of SoulCycle employees," the complaint says. And two months is the minimum amount of paid leave required in companies those that do.
Hollywood’s entertainment industry unions have a whiteness problem
Amid the reexamination, several entertainment unions have formed diversity committees. Black members have raised concerns about not getting enough opportunities and of experiencing racism and microaggressions in the workplace, he said. “It’s important for the unions to have these discussions so that we can bring issues to the studios,” Dayan said. Julie Socash, president of the Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild, Local 706, also stressed that producers make hiring decisions. Some crew have struggled to get entertainment industry unions to represent them.
Today's Headlines: The Biden-Harris connection
AdvertisementNewsletter Must-read stories from the L.A. Times Get all the day's most vital news with our Today's Headlines newsletter, sent every weekday morning. Enter Email Address Sign Me Up You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. And urban areas such as Los Angeles County and the San Francisco Bay Area are reporting fatality numbers just as high, if not higher, than in the spring. (Jose Galvez / Los Angeles Times)Want more of the Los Angeles Times archives? Support our journalism Subscribe to the Los Angeles Times.
Police fire tear gas at Portland protesters on the 77th night of demonstrations
Police fired tear gas at Portland protesters last night as they returned to Downtown on the 77th night of demonstrations as neighbors expressed their fury over violent riots in the suburbs. Officers in riot gear showed up to the demonstrations and footage from the scene showed them launching tear gas at protesters. Pictured: Protesters stand in the smoke of tear gas on the 77th consecutive night of protests in PortlandPictured: Protesters stand in the smoke of tear gas on the 77th consecutive night of protests in PortlandPictured: Protesters stand in the smoke of tear gas on the 77th consecutive night of protests in PortlandAccording to the The Oregonian, drivers beeped their horns and shouted 'Black Lives Matter' as they passed through the crowd early in the protests, with people handing out signs labeled 'defund the police' and 'no justice no peace', later in the evening. 'Having to close all of the windows so that tear gas doesn't get in isn't fun as we don't have air conditioning.' Earlier this month, Mayor Ted Wheeler and Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell said they supported the movement but condemned violence at some protests.
Two pandemics: Teens' stories capture life amid the coronavirus and racial inequity
As the teens dribble, pass and shoot, the heavy toll that the coronavirus pandemic has taken on Yonkers, a city just north of the Bronx and New York City, appears to almost float away. Westchester County, which includes Yonkers, was home to one of New York’s early coronavirus clusters, particularly in the City of New Rochelle. But as the virus spread, Yonkers emerged as the Westchester city with the most coronavirus cases in March. Knowing her mother is battling the coronavirus, not knowing if the silence meant she was sleeping. But the coronavirus shutdowns saturated the driver pool with out-of-work employees looking to make a little cash.
Chicago looters smash Ronald McDonald House with terrified sick kids inside
Sick kids and their families cowered in fear inside a Chicago Ronald McDonald House as looters smashed the front door while trying to get inside this week, according to staff. The charity says more than 30 families, as well as some sick children with them, were left “frightened” by those who smashed windows as they ransacked the Windy City during Monday’s chaotic crime spree. “They very concerned there was a lot of activity right in front of the house, people making choices that could put them at risk and put our families at risk so the staff was frightened,” Ronald McDonald House Charities’ Lisa Mitchell told ABC7. Several windows were smashed and the front door had to be boarded up, but nobody was injured, the charity said. Ariel Atkins, a Chicago Black Lives Matter organizer, cheered the looting, calling it a “reparation.”
Fans boo players kneeling for national anthem before MLS game in Dallas
There was a smattering of boos when players from FC Dallas and Nashville SC collectively took a knee during the national anthem before their MLS game on Wednesday night in Frisco, Texas. Dallas defender Reggie Cannon said he was disgusted by the boos at Toyota Stadium when players and officials knelt to call attention to racial injustice. MLS welcomes back fans Read more“You can’t even have support from your own fans in your own stadium. The death of George Floyd has spurred a number of MLS players to form the group Black Players for Change, which seeks to address systemic racism in soccer and society. At the opening game of the MLS tournament in Florida, members of the group collectively stood in silence, fists raised, for more than eight minutes.
Mesut Ozil slams Arsenal's failure to back him over his Uighur Muslim comments
Mesut Ozil has criticised Arsenal's response to his comments about the persecution of Uighur Muslims in China and has called on the club to say 'Muslim Lives Matter' as well as 'Black Lives Matter'. A statement released by the club on Chinese social media site Weibo said: 'Regarding the comments made by Mesut Ozil on social media, Arsenal must make a clear statement. As a football club, Arsenal has always adhered to the principle of not involving itself in politics.' Now, Ozil has criticised the club's response, saying they were happy to get involved in political matters by supporting the Black Lives Matters movement this year. Ozil wants Arsenal to show support for 'Muslin Lives Matter' as well as 'Black Lives Matter''In America, we saw George Floyd killed and the world spoke up to say Black Lives Matter, and that is correct.
Democrats struggle to harness enthusiasm of Gen Z voters
But Gen Z has not always found the Democratic Party to be a reliable ally in making those demands. Seventy percent of Gen Z survey respondents told Pew they want an activist government. Only 14 percent believe the U.S. is better than all other countries and just 22 percent of eligible Gen Z voters said they planned to cast a vote for President Trump in November. Gen Z voters certainly prefer Democrats to Republicans. From their consumer habits to their political preferences, Gen Z values and rewards authenticity, said Jason Dorsey, president and lead Gen Z researcher at the Center for Generational Kinetics.
Opinion | Is Individualism America’s Religion?
Ross and Frank press Jeneen on herd immunity possibilities, how to fix the testing lags in the U.S., and the question on every parent and teacher’s mind: How can we open schools safely? Then, Opinion writer Elizabeth Bruenig joins Frank and Ross for a debate on the moral obligations of the Roman Catholic Church in 2020. If the Movement for Black Lives is promulgating Catholic beliefs, why won’t the church say Black lives Matter? And how will Joe Biden’s Catholicism play a role in the election? Finally, Elizabeth recommends a break from omniscience.
Cardi B explains why she'll be voting for Joe Biden: 'I want a president who makes me feel secure'
Cardi B talks politics, the coronavirus and Black Lives Matter in a new interview with Elle magazine. “I want a president who makes me feel secure. I want a president who is going to give us answers,” she told Elle about what she’s looking for in a leader, while condemning President Donald Trump. “That is so insane to me.”Taylor’s story even had Cardi reflecting on the murder of her own cousin. “I remember everybody waking up at 3 a.m. and driving all the way to New Jersey, to the hospital.
Op-Ed: America has a terrible case of the screaming memes
I can’t stop thinking about a poster I saw on social media a few weeks ago, held aloft by an African American woman standing on what looks like her front lawn. America has a terrible case of the Screaming Memes. We yell past each other and bellow ill-considered thoughts into the ether, where they spread unfiltered onto our streets. It’s also about the conditions that feed our burgeoning inability to draw distinctions between degrees and kinds of evil. Read a reputable newspaper and you’ll find a range of arguments of what that might mean in practice.
Oakland 'hella proud' as Harris joins Biden – despite progressives' misgivings
The mayor of Oakland rang in Tuesday’s news that Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris as his running mate with a bit of hometown slang: “Hella proud,” Libby Schaaf tweeted. “In Oakland, we are proud of Kamala Harris for being the first Black and AAPI woman to be nominated for Vice President,” said the congresswoman Barbara Lee. Harris as a child at her mother’s lab in Berkeley, California, next to Oakland. Harris poses for photos with supporters during the opening of her office in Oakland, California, in September 2019. I’m not going to support her because she’s a black woman.
Dr Martens repays furlough money to government due to ‘financial strength of business’
Dr Martens has repaid furlough money to the government after “resilient trading” throughout lockdown, the brand has announced. Earlier this year, Dr Martens announced that between 17 March and 29 March, it would be closing all of its stores in response to the coronavirus pandemic. “Given the resilience in trading and financial strength of the business, the board took the decision to return the taxpayer funds utilised from the UK government furlough scheme, and these funds have now been repaid,” the statement said. Kevin Wilson, chief executive of the company, expressed his admiration for the members of staff at Dr Martens who have demonstrated “resilience and commitment”. Furthermore, the firm’s operating profit for the financial year was reportedly £142.5m, an increase of 110 per cent.
Premiership has ‘hung players out to dry’ with Black Lives Matter stance, says Exeter Chiefs’ director of rugby
The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. Exeter Chiefs’ director of rugby Rob Baxter has said the Premiership’s failure to come up with a unified approach to showing support for the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement is like hanging players out to dry. All 12 top-flight clubs will take a stand against racism with different gestures when the Premiership resumes. Harlequins, Leicester and Wasps players will take a knee before kick-off this weekend, while Bath will form a huddle. “Just dropping it on clubs and saying ‘there you go, do what you like’ is like hanging some players out to dry,” Baxter told British media.
US star Lyles bids to banish COVID woes as athletics returns
Following exhibition events in Oslo and Zurich in June and July, the Diamond League meeting in Monaco will mark the start of the competitive season. Six more Diamond League meets are currently scheduled, in Stockholm, Lausanne, Brussels, Rome, Doha and a yet-to-be-decided venue in China, running from August 23 until October 17. Lyles scorched to a meet record of 19.65sec in the 200m the last time he raced in Monaco, in 2018. And Norway's Karsten Warholm, the world 400m hurdles champion, said the Monaco Diamond league meet was "exactly what we need now". World champion Timothy Cheruiyot of Kenya reprises his duel with Norway's Ingebrigtsen brothers, Filip and Jakob, in the men's 1500m, while Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei, the world 10,000m champion, is targeting a world record in the 5000m on Friday.
Voting focus could be legacy for latest wave of NBA activism
But where Kaepernick’s demonstrations raised awareness, NBA players want their actions to move the needle further. But transforming the widespread embrace for social justice in America from a moment into a movement requires targeting systemic barriers and changing laws, not just mindsets. Pushing the voting envelope could provide a tangible legacy for today’s socially conscience players who want to transition symbolism into substantive change. The group has sought to distinguish itself from past athlete-led efforts by focusing not simply on voting registration, but by eliminating barriers in the voting process. Elmore said More Than a Vote is “one of the more creative and more unprecedented types of actions in the spirit of obtaining social justice.
Trump calls out Harris, says 'nobody more insulting to Biden' during primaries
Here's what you need to know as you start your day ...Trump rips addition of Harris to Dem ticket: 'Nobody more insulting to Biden' during primariesPresident Trump weighed in on Joe Biden’s running mate pick of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., on Wednesday, saying there was “nobody more insulting to Biden than she was" during the Democratic primaries. Trump added that Harris also claimed she “believed the women” who have accused Biden of inappropriate touching and kissing over the years. “I believe them, and I respect them being able to tell their story and having the courage to do it,” Harris told reporters in April 2019. Other related developments:- Pence tells 'Hannity he 'can't wait' to debate Kamala Harris. - Kamala Harris criticized by Rose McGowan for accepting past donations from Harvey Weinstein.
Officials: 2 Georgia officers fired, could face charges
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Two police officers in Georgia who used force to detain the wrong person during a search for a suspect have been fired and could face criminal charges, authorities said. Savannah’s mayor and police head condemned the encounter that led to the termination of Savannah police Cpl. A review of the body camera video, and an internal investigation that followed found that the officers had violated several department policies, police said. Kang and Arango were placed on administrative leave before their termination on July 30. The officers appealed their firing to a city manager, who chose to uphold the decision.
LAPD investigating possible 'swatting' incident at BLM activist's home
Added: 13.08.2020 2:19 | 16 views | 0 commentsThe Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is investigating a possible swatting incident after heavily armed officers were called to the home of a prominent Black Lives Matter activist on Wednesday morning.
San Francisco Was Uniquely Prepared for Covid-19
The more Black Lives Matter window posters one sees in rich-liberal neighborhoods that consistently oppose public housing, the more clear it becomes that something is wrong with San Francisco progressivism. Photograph: Jessica PettwaySo it comes as a welcome surprise that San Francisco executed by far the most successful initial response to Covid-19 of any major American city. San Francisco has a tenth of the population, so the comparable death toll would've been 1,470. New York has a higher population density than San Francisco, but San Francisco is still one of the most dense cities in the country. So how did San Francisco fare so well?
Cara Delevingne and Kaia Gerber show off matching ‘solemate’ tattoos
Paying tribute to her pal, Kaia Gerber shared pictures of their matching tattoos. Nothing really says friendship quite like a matching tattoo, right? Cara Delevingne just celebrated her 28th birthday and shared a series of birthday posts from her famous friends to her Instagram Stories, including tributes from Kaia Gerber. Kaia kicked off her posts with a picture of them showing off their matching ‘solemate’ tattoos, scribbled on the arch of their feet. Happy birthday, Cara!
What Is #SaveTheChildren and Why Did Facebook Block It?
She concluded her post — which cited numerous statistics associated with child trafficking — with the hashtag #SaveTheChildren. (“We temporarily blocked the hashtag as it was surfacing low-quality content,” Facebook spokesperson Dami Oyefeso tells Rolling Stone. (In true brain-worms fashion, some on the more extremist fringes of the far-right movement issued clarion calls not to use the #SaveTheChildren hashtag, due to the organization’s purported links to philanthropist Bill Gates. https://t.co/QDDGLvjDw9 — Save the Children US (@SavetheChildren) August 9, 2020#SaveTheChildren (and its close cousin #SaveOurChildren) have long been used by conspiracy theorists of all stripes. The Child Lives Matter rally appears to have been launched by Real Deal Media, a conspiracy-theory-promoting “independent news show” that used the hashtag #SaveTheChildren on its promotional fliers.
Premiership has 'hung players out to dry' with 'BLM' stance: Exeter director
FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Premiership - Gloucester Rugby vs Exeter Chiefs - Gloucester, Britain - September 1, 2017. Exeter's Rob Baxter. Action Images/Henry Browne(Reuters) - Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby Rob Baxter has said the English Premiership’s failure to come up with a unified approach to showing support for the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement is like hanging players out to dry. Harlequins, Leicester and Wasps players will take a knee before kickoff this weekend while Bath will form a huddle. “Just dropping it on clubs and saying, ‘there you go, do what you like’ is like hanging some players out to dry,” Baxter told British media.
Seattle police chief blames City Council as she steps down after vote to cut $4 million in budget, 100 officers
The Seattle mayor and its outgoing police chief pointed the finger directly at the City Council for the latter’s unexpected departure amid a national reckoning about the role of policing. Council member Kshama Sawant was the only one to vote against the budget package, saying it does not do enough to defund the police. As the rare Black woman in charge of a large police department, Best expressed pride in the SPD's diversity. She alluded to that when mentioning an e-mail she received from a young, Black officer who had recently joined the Seattle force and was looking forward to serving under her. Contributing: The Associated PressFollow N'dea Yancey-Bragg on Twitter: @NdeaYanceyBraggThis article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Seattle police chief resigns, says $4M budget cuts were 'personal'
Seattle's police chief said she's resigning because of a 'lack of respect' paid to her officers and not budget cuts
Outgoing Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best speaks at a press conference on August 11, 2020, explaining her sudden resignation. KING 5Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best explained why she was resigning at a Tuesday morning press conference. The $3.5 million cuts make up less than 1% of the police department's $409 million annual budget, but the city council signaled more cuts would come. Seattle's outgoing police chief told a news conference on Tuesday that she is resigning not due to budget cuts to her department, but because of a lack of respect for her officers. But during the press conference, she said that wasn't the case.
Ciara twerks up a storm in Rooted music video shot TWO days before she welcomed her third child
Being nine months pregnant did not stop Grammy winner Ciara from twerking up a storm in the music video for her new single Rooted featuring Ester Dean, which dropped Wednesday night. In fact, Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) 'approved the final cut of the video' to director Annie Bercy while still in labor with her third child. In the video, Ciara rocked a classic Afro wig by Ce?sar DeLeo?n Ramîrez and her make-up was applied by Yolonda Frederick. Everything you need to survive and thrive is rooted in you. Everything you need to survive and thrive is rooted in you.
ICE agents detain Bend men as angry crowd protests
A crowd of activists surrounded two buses outside Crane Shed Commons about noon Wednesday in Bend, angry that federal immigration officials had detained two men. “As long as we don’t slash any tires or mess with anybody, they will not take us,” he told the crowd. Bend Mayor Sally Russell said Bend Police Department sources told her the actions were not part of an immigration sweep. “The city does not use funds or personnel or equipment to enforce federal immigration laws or to detain people based on immigration status,” the mayor said. A line of activists stood in front of the families of the detainees so their photos couldn’t be taken.
Your fact-checking cheat sheet on Kamala Harris
Readers may be interested in those fact checks now that Harris, a former prosecutor who was attorney general of California, is Biden’s running mate on the Democratic presidential ticket. ADADThe Berkeley Unified School District had enrolled Black students as early as 1963, a year before Harris was born. After San Francisco, Harris went on to be the state attorney general. Harris would send yearly letters to all parents in the San Francisco school district, warning that having regular unexcused absences was against the law. “I can’t speak for other counties, but I can confirm that for my jurisdiction.”When she was running for state attorney general, Harris championed a bill to take her anti-truancy program statewide.
Rob Baxter believes Premiership Rugby has 'hung players out to dry' in not taking the lead on how to support BLM
Exeter director of rugby Rob Baxter says that Premiership Rugby has “hung players out to dry” by failing to take a lead on how to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Baxter also argues that pre-match gestures should not continue past this weekend’s round of matches, invoking a comparison with Remembrance Day. After a five-month hiatus, the Gallagher Premiership returns on Friday night with Harlequins’ match against Sale Sharks. Not only does that have the potential to create a confusing rather than unifying image but Baxter believes that it represents an abdication of responsibility by Premiership Rugby. “I am a little surprised that Premier Rugby went this way,” Baxter said.
SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ollie Ollerton says he is 'disappointed' following shock axe
SAS Who Dares Wins star Ollie Ollerton has revealed his 'shock and disappointment' at being axed from the survival reality show after five years. He has been a stalwart on the show alongside DS Ant Middleton, Jason 'Foxy' Fox and Mark 'Billy' Billingham since its inception in 2015. It was previously reported by the publication that SAS Who Dares Wins sacked Ollie in a bid to make the show more diverse. Only last month, Mr Middleton provoked a backlash with a now-deleted tweet criticising Black Lives Matter. As countries around the world ordered lockdowns, Mr Middleton insisted he was too strong to be affected by Covid-19.
Special Investigation: Native Americans Are Being Killed by Police at a Higher Rate Than Any Other Group
Native Lives MatterThe grassroots Native Lives Matter (NLM) movement is attempting to bring attention to the deaths, and to the larger social and economic oppression of Native Americans. The next day, Rapid City police fatally shot a Native man, Allen Locke, who had attended the protest. Minutes later, one of the officers had shot Salyers in the head, and Wright had escaped into the night. According to Campbell, Salyers then accelerated the car toward him; he says he shot at her to save his life. Based on the Tacoma Police Department’s internal investigation and the medical examiner’s report, the county prosecutor found the shooting justified.
Cancer Patients Arrested for Protesting Big Pharma and TPP
DispatchThe Power of Black Lives Matter Is About To Be Tested at the Polls in ChicagoKim Foxx is promising real criminal justice reform—if she's able to unseat State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez on March 15.
Your White Neighbor’s “Black Lives Matter” Yard Sign Is Not Enough
In the sum­mer of 2017, the FBI marked Black Lives Mat­ter as a ter­ror­ist orga­ni­za­tion, a ?“Black Iden­ti­ty Extrem­ist” group. I nev­er once believed my neigh­bors kept their impec­ca­ble Black Lives Mat­ter yard signs up as a sign of true protest. Black Lives Mat­ter yard signs mat­tered to my neigh­bors because, in a world increas­ing­ly inter­est­ed in pro­tect­ing the rights of a select few, they were look­ing for ways to feel safe from white guilt. Black Lives Mat­ter yard signs do, on their lawns, what signs have always been designed to do: main­tain con­trol, to keep what­ev­er is out­side out. Despite my hav­ing grown up in the South, Port­land is the most racist place I have ever lived.
If We All Only Do What's Best For Our Own Families, We'll Never Get Out of This Pandemic
If We All Only Do What's Best For Our Own Families, We'll Never Get Out of This Pandemic"You just have to do what's best for your family." "You just have to do what's best for your family." "You just have to do what's best for your family." Because doing what's best for your family, and acting solely in one's own best interest, no longer works during a public health crisis. And who even knows what's best for our family without its community.
Little Miss Flint Wants to Run For President in 2044, and She Hopes America Evolves by Then
Little Miss Flint Wants to Run For President in 2044, and She Hopes America Evolves by ThenAmariyanna "Mari" Copeny has been engaged in activism for almost half of her life. Copeny, now 13, is still driven by a strong desire to bring clean water across the country. PS: Your clean water fund on Go Fund Me has raised over $325K — and counting! All those funds are being used to help provide state of the art high capacity filters that give clean water to those that have contaminated water. There are a couple of other youth activists in this campaign with GapKids, like Jermone Foster II and Levi Draheim.
Joe Biden’s criminal justice reform plan, explained
Altogether, it’s an incredibly progressive plan — going much further than President Donald Trump, who has no criminal justice reform plan. “But he’s actually done really deeply disturbing, dangerous reforms that have made the criminal justice system more lethal and just bigger.”Biden’s criminal justice plan, then, isn’t just a chance to line up with the preferences of most Democratic voters. What Biden’s criminal justice reform plan doesBiden’s plan is quite comprehensive, and you can read it in full at his campaign’s website. Biden’s plan acknowledges this by including provisions that ask the states to reform their criminal justice systems and reduce incarceration. But Biden’s plan, like most criminal justice reform proposals, focuses largely on nonviolent and drug offenses.
YouTube Remonetizes Steven Crowder After Suspension For Racist, Homophobic Harassment
"Demonetizing was already insufficient, but this decision proves that YouTube has no real interest in enforcing it's [sic] anti-hate policies," Maza tweeted on Wednesday. Incredibly, YouTube maintained these videos did not violate its policies, though it did eventually demonetize Crowder's channel. In a statement to Mashable, a YouTube spokesperson acknowledged it had reinstated Crowder to the YouTube Partner Program on Wednesday "after careful consideration." "Steven Crowder was suspended from the YouTube Partner Program (YPP) for harassing a fellow creator and harming the YouTube community," said the spokesperson. Crowder's channel is still spreading harmful coronavirus conspiracy theories and falsely claiming Black Lives Matter is a terrorist organization, of course.
HBO's 'Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn' Is A Devastating Account Of A Racist Tragedy
Yusuf Hawkins is a name everyone should know. On August 23, 1989, 16-year-old Hawkins and three of his friends traveled from East New York to Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. But in Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn, director Muta'Ali calls Hawkins' murder what it is: a sickening hate crime reflective not only of where this country has been, but of where it must go. Yusuf Hawkins is a name everyone should know, and Storm Over Brooklyn takes valiant strides toward that goal. Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn airs August 12 at 9 p.m.
Players kneeling for anthem met with boos before MLS game
FC Dallas (left) and Nashville SC players kneel during the national anthem before an MLS soccer game at Toyota Stadium on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Frisco, Texas. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP)FC Dallas (left) and Nashville SC players kneel during the national anthem before an MLS soccer game at Toyota Stadium on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Frisco, Texas. Dallas defender Reggie Cannon said he was disgusted by the boos at Toyota Stadium when players and officials knelt to call attention to racial injustice. Just over 5,000 were allowed to attend the match at Toyota Stadium, although the crowd that showed up appeared smaller. The death of George Floyd has spurred a number of MLS players to form the group Black Players for Change, which seeks to address systemic racism in soccer and society.
'Latinx' Is Gaining Popularity. But New Research Says Only 3% of U.S. Hispanics Use the Gender-Neutral Term
But new research suggests the majority of people who Latinx is meant to describe have never even heard of the term. A new study by the Pew Research Center found that only 23% of people in the U.S. who self identify as Hispanic or Latino have heard of the term Latinx. An even smaller percentage—only 3%—describe themselves as Latinx, a gender-neutral and inclusive alternative to Latino or Hispanic, particularly for people who identify as LGBTQ+. “Latinx is happening at the same time that there’s a broader movement around gender identity and using gender neutral terms.”Hispanic and Latino have significantly more reach than Latinx, Lopez says. “The term Latinx is really a term that queer and trans folks are owning and claiming affinity with because it helps to describe our experiences,” Cuevas says.
Players kneeling for anthem met with boos before MLS game
There was a smattering of boos when players from FC Dallas and Nashville SC collectively took a knee during the national anthem before their MLS game on Wednesday night in Frisco, Texas. Dallas defender Reggie Cannon said he was disgusted by the boos at Toyota Stadium when players and officials knelt to call attention to racial injustice. Dallas and Nashville had not played a game since the season was suspended on March 12 because of the coronavirus. The death of George Floyd has spurred a number of MLS players to form the group Black Players for Change, which seeks to address systemic racism in soccer and society. At the opening game of the MLS tournament in Florida, members of the group collectively stood in silence, fists raised, for more than eight minutes.
Radical or moderate? Trump paints Democratic ticket as both
President Donald Trump calls for questions during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)President Donald Trump calls for questions during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Washington. President Donald Trump’s campaign is struggling to define California Sen. Kamala Harris, the newly announced running mate for Democratic rival Joe Biden. Like Biden, Harris has staked out relatively moderate stances over the course of her career on issues such as health care and law enforcement. That’s complicating the Trump campaign’s crude efforts to depict the Democratic ticket as out of step with the country.
The Weeknd Donates $300,000 to Beirut Explosion Relief
Earlier this week the couple donated $250,000 to the relief fund. “I want to thank my brother @theweeknd for his generous and class act of donating $300,000 to the Global Aid for Lebanon campaign. Also, I want to give a special thank you to Michael Rapino @michaelrapino and my Live Nation family for $50,000 donation. Give what you can and let’s repost so the world can come together to help Lebanon from this this devastating tragedy. Story continuesHis Lebanon donation brings his total charitable contributions to some $2.15 million in just over two months.
Readers Write: Kamala Harris, Minnesota primary results, managing the coronavirus
It’s not just that Kamala Harris is a Black woman (“Harris makes history as Biden’s pick for VP,” front page, Aug. 12). Jim Bartos, Brooklyn Park• • •What a proud day this country ought to be having after the announcement of Harris as running mate for candidate Biden. They describe why we have failed to control the spread of COVID-19, the results of that failure and a path forward. Far too many politicians at all levels fail to acknowledge the threat COVID-19 poses to our health and economic well-being. If the COVID-19 study is suitably powered to make any conclusions, then it would seem obesity provides a slight protection in Minnesota.
Decolonising dermatology: why black and brown skin need better treatment
The difference between light and dark skin is simply the amount and distribution of eumelanin in cells in the epidermis, the outermost layer of skin. But in Europe, during the early modern period, skin colour began to take on a very different meaning. These range from I (pale skin that never tans and burns easily) to VI (dark skin that never burns). The premise behind having such dedicated skin of colour clinics is that dark skin is, in a clinically relevant way, different to white skin. She found that, of the 130 images she reviewed, 92% showed white skin, 6% showed medium-brown skin, and none showed dark brown or black skin.
Watergate reporter Bob Woodward to release new book on Trump
Sources familiar with Woodard's new book titled Rage told CNN that readers can expect explosive accounts of Trump's thoughts and actions on the coronavirus pandemic, the economic collapse and the Black Lives Matter protests. In September 2018, Trump told a roaring West Virginia crowd that he and Jong-un were 'in love'. At the time, Trump said the North Korean leader had written him 'beautiful letters' while they negotiated the country's nuclear disarmament. For Rage, Woodward conducted more than a dozen interviews with Trump at the White House, Mar-a-Lago and over the phone, sources told CNN. The title of the book also comes from an interview that Woodard did alongside Washington Post reporter Robert Costa in 2016 while on the campaign trail.
Now Comes the Difficult Work of Pushing the Biden-Harris Ticket Left
Unfortunately, Biden’s political vision doesn’t offer much in the way of upending the conditions that made Trumpism possible. As of today, that argument appears to be persuasive enough, with Biden trouncing Trump in most polls despite a lack of traditional campaigning. For progressives and those on the Democratic Party’s so-called “left wing,” Biden’s candidacy has been a tough pill to swallow. If there’s a silver lining to this pick, it’s that other frontrunners for the VP nomination, like Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and former Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice, are, on paper, all more conservative than Harris.
A Message to the Left About Kamala Harris—And Us
If you stay committed, if you unite your movements into a broad alliance for social and economic change, change will come. As the great civil rights leader Ella Baker said, "strong people don't need strong leaders." Stay strong. After all, a strong people don't need strong leaders. With this announcement, movement activists now have more information about the terrain they'll need to navigate.
'You are the heroes of our time': Kamala Harris inspires right when America needs it most
Then Harris got to work making the case against her Republican rivals. "I’ll admit, over the past four years, there have been moments when I’ve worried about our future," Harris said. This was the moment of spiritual uplift so many Americans desperately needed as Trump, Pence, and Republicans bleed the country dry through their war of attrition. Harris is formidable, competent, and a force to be reckoned with—all qualities that any VP pick must exude. Harris did plenty in her speech, but if all she had accomplished was making people believe again, that would have been enough.
Overnight News Digest August 12, 2020
Texas Tribune: Trump called the USMCA the best trade deal ever. Trump called it the “the best and most important trade deal ever made by the USA” in a December 2019 tweet, then repeated his frequent claim that NAFTA was the country’s worst trade deal. The district announced there was a tentative agreement around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday after ongoing negotiations for nearly one month. The lawsuit by CDT argued Trump’s social media executive order violates the First Amendment rights of social media companies, will chill future online speech and reduce the ability of Americans to speak freely online. While women have made strides, particularly in advanced capitalist societies, this is still a new game for them - especially women of colour.
Black Trans Women Push for Justice and Visibility Amid Police Violence
The protest came as two more Black trans women were killed last week, in Ohio and Pennsylvania. CROWD: I believe in Black trans power. AMY GOODMAN: The protest came as two more Black trans women were killed last week. The American Medical Association has declared the killings of trans women of color an epidemic. And it was significant, because I personally couldn’t remember a gathering for Black trans lives that large.
We Can’t Let the Nomination of Harris Blunt Our Demands for Racial Justice
As a result, Biden’s nomination of Harris (whose father is Black and mother is South Asian) is not unanticipated, even while it is notable, unprecedented and momentous. This development raises questions regarding how the Democratic Party relates to anti-oppression and grassroots movement organizing, and how such organizing should relate to the party. Harris, slamming Biden’s record on race and his keenness to find common ground with segregationists, said, “You also worked with [those segregationist senators] to oppose busing. The question came down to “trust.” Harris had called Biden to account over his racist record once. What is much more urgent is for those who agitate for racial justice to ask ourselves now whether we will follow elite Black Democratic Party politicians’ lead in blunting demands for racial justice and real reckoning with the country’s racist past.
The 1996 Black lesbian film that became essential viewing for 2020
More than two decades after its release, her groundbreaking arthouse film, The Watermelon Woman, has been making something of a mainstream comeback. The Criterion Channel included her semi-autobiographical 1996 film in its Black cinema spotlight, as well as in its June 2020 Pride month lineup. In other words, Black lesbian directors like Dunye aren’t as likely to receive opportunities as their white counterparts. The film’s lasting success proves that films about Black lesbians are not micro-targeted exclusively to Black lesbian audiences. She is also trying to expand a previously made short film, Black is Blue—about a Black trans security guard—into a larger, full-length production.
The message Kamala Harris sends as Biden's vice presidential pick
(CNN) For generations, picking a Black woman as a vice presidential running mate in America would have been a huge political risk. But Joe Biden's pick of Sen. Kamala Harris is seen as the safe choice -- which says something about the mood of the Democratic Party in a nation where minority candidates still face considerable racial prejudice. 'They're not going to be competitive'The cracks are already showing in Trump's new interest in democracy and human rights in Hong Kong . Taiwan is unfinished business for Beijing, now that it has succeeded in bringing Macau and Hong Kong under more direct control. But Beijing's recent crackdown in Hong Kong is an unappetizing example of how such promises play out.
EDITORIAL: Most Black Americans don’t want to abolish the police
To gauge from the media coverage of police reform, it might seem as if the vast majority of Black Americans believe cops are the enemy. In other words, a whopping 81 percent of Black Americans aren’t interested in kicking law enforcement out of their communities, let alone in abolishing police departments, as some of the more radical Black Lives Matter activists demand. A previous Gallup poll did indeed find widespread support among all Americans, including Blacks, for reforming police departments. Yet, as columnist Jonah Goldberg pointed out last week, where has the view of average Black Americans been reflected in the national conversation? Except, as the Gallup poll suggests, Black people don’t view police the same way the activists and journalists who dominate the debate do.”Many pundits opine that America is divided.
The Englewood they see: Residents discuss the tension, resentment and good in their neighborhood after police shooting
On Monday morning, at the corner of 55th & Racine, Teamwork Englewood was going about the daily business of community building. “What we know is there’s continued tension around how officers interact with residents, especially during moments of crisis,” she said. He is coordinator for Teamwork’s “This Is My Englewood 2136” project, working to eradicate violence in the Englewood District’s heavily challenged police beats 725 and 712. Others this week have echoed the sentiment that BLM had no right to speak for Englewood. “But yet, this neighborhood was full of cars we had never seen before, [BLM] people jumping out, starting all this hate and confusion.
77th night of Portland protests returns Wednesday to downtown Justice Center (live updates)
The 77th night of protests against police brutality and systemic racism began Wednesday night with plans for most demonstrators to return to the downtown Justice Center, the original focal point of the protests. Drivers honked their horns and shouted “Black lives matter!” A series of people, including Edreece Phillips, addressed the growing crowd from the steps of the Justice Center. The protests away from the Justice Center have largely centered on the East Precinct, North Precinct and the Penumbra Kelly Building, which houses both Portland police and the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. A poster circulated on social media called for a return of protesters to the Justice Center Wednesday night. Courthouse next to the Justice Center.
Dozens of Confederate symbols removed in wake of George Floyd's death
59 Confederate symbols have been removed, relocated or renamed since anti-racism protests began over George Floyd's death, a new Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) report finds. Why it matters: That's a marked increase on previous years, per the report, which points out just 16 Confederate monuments were affected in 2019. Confederate monuments have been a flashpoint of Black Lives Matter protests this year, resulting in statues being torn down by demonstrators or removed by authorities. Five Confederate monuments have been relocated. The big picture: The SPLC report finds Nearly 1,800 Confederate symbols remain on public land, including 725 monuments.
Tucker Carlson accuses Biden, Harris of embracing 'the Democratic Party's new pro-criminal agenda'
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are using crime and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement to get what they want, Tucker Carlson argued Wednesday. "Both Biden and Harris have embraced the Democratic Party's new pro-criminal agenda. Carlson also accused the American Civil Liberties Union of becoming "merely a thuggish arm of the Democratic Party." But keep in mind, even before BLM's rise to political power -- because it's a political organization -- Joe Biden had promised to establish a commission to determine what forms reparations should take," Carlson said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPCarlson closed by visualizing painted a bleak future for America if Biden and Harris win the election.
History lessons: 17 women on Kamala Harris’ VP chances
Leading up to the announcement of Senator Kamala Harris as the vice presidential candidate, rumors circulated regarding concerns about her ambition and assertiveness. Kamala Harris is making history; here’s hoping she will also be breaking the mold of how women candidates are treated on the stump. Joe Biden’s selection of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate is a historic moment. Senator Kamala Harris now enters the presidential race as Biden’s running mate under extraordinary and challenging circumstances. Kamala Harris’ selection is a response to the deeply felt need for racial and gender justice in America.
Demonstrators hope to shut down Dan Ryan on Saturday to protest police brutality
Demonstrators are planning to march onto — and possibly shut down — the Dan Ryan Expressway this weekend to protest police brutality, an organizer for the rally said Wednesday. Before heading to the Dan Ryan, organizers plan to go through the strict requirements set by local and state police departments. From there, the group plans to enter the Dan Ryan using the 47th street ramp, an organizer said. “We have been in contact with the protest organizers to set up a safe route of travel,” Sgt. Eddie Johnson after Johnson marched arm-in-arm with Pfleger on the Dan Ryan in 2018.
ICE agents detain Bend men as angry crowd protests
A crowd of activists surrounded two buses outside Crane Shed Commons about noon Wednesday in Bend, angry that federal immigration officials had detained two men. Luke Richter, founder of Central Oregon Peacekeepers, stood in front of a bus and refused to move. “As long as we don’t slash any tires or mess with anybody, they will not take us,” he told the crowd. Bend Mayor Sally Russell said Bend Police Department sources told her the actions were not part of an immigration sweep. A line of activists stood in front of the families of the detainees so their photos couldn’t be taken.
FACT CHECK: Did Donald Trump Suggest ‘Child Lifes Matter’ Should Be Painted On The Streets Of Hollywood?
An image shared on Facebook claims President Donald Trump tweeted, “WHO Thinks ‘Child Lifes (sic) Matter’ Should Be PAINTED In The STREETS Of Hollywood?? Trump’s Twitter account has a blue checkmark, signifying Twitter has verified the account as authentic, whereas the account shown in the screen grab does not. A search of Trump’s verified Twitter accounts – @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS – turned up no matches for the tweet. Nor did the Daily Caller News Foundation find the tweet in the Trump Twitter Archive, a database of Trump’s tweets dating back to May 2009. Check Your Fact has debunked numerous fake tweets attributed to Trump in recent months.
Democrats And Their Media Organs Finally Admit The Riots Are Violent
Ongoing nationwide protests and riots have engulfed the United States following the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody. The majority of recent protests have been peaceful, but a number of demonstrations have spiraled into violent riots. Democrats and corporate media have largely ignored the violent nature of the riots in favor of a narrative that emphasizes peaceful protest against police brutality, according to Newsweek. While “Black Lives Matter” protestors have largely been peaceful and lawful protest is a constitutionally protected right, Democrats and their media organs are finally admitting the riots are not only violent but could aid in President Donald Trump’s reelection efforts. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler says the tear gas stings.
Longtime Englewood residents push back against police reform protesters
Standing in the middle of 63rd Street, encircled by police reform protesters, the 42-year-old lifelong resident of Englewood yelled: “None of these motherf-----s are gonna be here tomorrow. That’s why I got a problem.”Kidd and several other longtime residents of Englewood pushed back on a rally in the neighborhood Tuesday evening that was planned by several local police reform organizations. According to Kidd, residents of the South Side neighborhood were given no prior notice of the rally. He was especially concerned that Englewood community members would bear the brunt if tensions flared up between police and non-residents. Don’t come in Englewood with it,” Darryl Smith, president of the Englewood Political Task Force, told reporters Tuesday.
Brett Favre says there’s 'no right answer’ to kneeling during the national anthem
Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre wonders how NFL locker rooms will react during the 2020 season — when more athletes are expected to kneel for the national anthem. I don’t know. If one guy chooses to stand for his cause and another guy chooses to kneel for his cause, is one right and the other wrong? "I don’t know what it’s like to be Black. "There's no right answer," Favre said to the idea of kneeling during the anthem.
Race-Obsessed Media Don't Care About The Brutal Murder Of 5-Year-Old
Every day, corporate media commit sins of omission and commission. Went online to confirm the details of this story- couldnt find a single national media outlet covering it. “My first reaction was he’s playing with the kids,” said Doris Lybrand, the neighbor who saw Sessoms run across the lawn and shoot the boy. Now the media is ignoring the death of Hinnant at the hands of a black man. The media will continue their race framing, as if every act of man is the product of a racial consideration.
Retired Army Officers Echo Dem Coup: Military Must Forcibly Remove Trump If He Loses Election
A pair of retired Army officers claim that President Trump won’t voluntarily step down from office if he loses the upcoming election and will have to be physically removed by the military. Under the first, U.S. military forces escort the former president from the White House grounds,” Nagl and Yingling wrote. Pelosi said last month that Trump WILL leave the White House “whether he knows it or not”, even if he has to be “fumigated” from the grounds. Biden said in June that he was “absolutely convinced” Trump would have to be frogmarched out of the White House by the military if he lost the election. Soros said Wednesday that Trump will face “criminal charges” after the election.
Video Of BLM Burning Bibles Is ‘Russian Misinformation,’ Apparently
A Business Insider article rose to the top of Reddit r/Politics with the claim that, “Donald Trump Jr. and Ted Cruz shared Russian misinformation about Black Lives Matter protesters burning Bibles.”Reading into the article, however, reveals that the burning of the bibles DID occur and the only complaint Business Insider has is that Ruptly, a Russian news agency, published the video showing it. The Reopen America Back to School Special is now live! Earn double Patriot Points on our hottest items!
BLM protesters take over liberal neighborhood, awaken residents in middle of the night with homophobic slurs
Black Lives Matter protesters took over the mostly liberal residential neighborhood of Georgetown in Washington D.C. on Saturday night, shouting homophobic slurs as they purposely tried to wake up the residents of the neighborhood. When they went so far as to call one resident a racist, the person replied, “I am a person of color.”8/8/20 DC protests: DC resident asks, “If I don’t agree with you, I am a bad person? They accosted people who were dining outside at restaurants, demanding that they raise their fists to “declare your loyalty” to black lives. As well, the mob’s leader told restaurant workers to kick out customers who don’t align with the tenets of the Black Lives Matter movement. In Dupont, they spoke in front of people dining outside, and asked them to raise their fists to "declare your loyalty" to black lives.
WATCH: Black Chicago residents send BLM protesters packing: 'We're not gonna have that...Stop antagonizing our police'
Residents of Englewood, Illinois got wind of a Black Lives Matter protest at the police station. A group of residents got together and showed up and told the BLM protesters to get out. From Hot Air: A protest Tuesday started over a Chicago police-involved shooting and ended when Englewood residents pushed back. “If you ain’t from Englewood, get the F*** out of here,” longtime neighborhood resident Darryl Smith told protesters…. He says he’s not buying it and he and other Englewood residents had wanted the protesters from Black Lives Matter Chicago, Good Kids Mad City and other groups to leave.
Who Stands to Benefit? Group Behind Occupy Wall Street Plans 50-Day 'White House Siege'
Adbusters, the group credited with energizing the Occupy Wall Street protests, is now pushing a 50-day siege on the White House beginning on September 17. This is the #WhiteHouseSiege?https://t.co/gWw8jDJC05 pic.twitter.com/bTxyLvl7a7 — Adbusters (@Adbusters) July 28, 2020You might call Adbusters the marketing wing of the revolution. They did occupy Wall Street for nearly two months from Zuccotti Park in New York City’s financial district. During the Occupy riots, NPR reported that Adbusters distanced themselves from the protests:Adbusters is an anti-consumerism magazine based in Vancouver, British Columbia. This summer, it proposed a Sept. 17 “occupation” of Wall Street, and the idea caught fire.
What's Happening in Chicago Isn't a Riot. It's a Reckoning.
What’s happening in Chicago is not a riot, but a reckoning. It’s a settling of accounts after some city residents belonging to Black Lives Matter decided the bill had come due. That makes the Black Lives Matter statement even more of a threat. Mayor Lightfoot is at sea. Black Lives Matter has control of an organized mob of looters, rioters, and arsonists.
BLM leader arrested for holding pregnant woman 'hostage' on Cali freeway during protest, faces 15 years in prison
A group of Black Lives Matter rioters, led by BLM leader Tianna Arata, a 20-year-old unemployed grifter, took to a California freeway and decided to hold motorists hostage while they chanted a bunch of nonsense. Among those people they illegally held against their will was a pregnant woman on her way to the hospital. MORE NEWS: Ep 24 | Harris Named as VP, BLM Activist Arrested for Blocking Pregnant Woman on Way to HospitalHere is a video of Arata’s arrest. tw // police brutality tianna arata was taking part in a peaceful prostest for blm and now could face up to 15 years in prison which is ridiculous !! The opinions expressed by contributors and/or content partners are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of LifeZette.
One Question Kamala Must Answer: Do You Stand with Israel or With the Anti-Semitic BLM and BDS Movements?
Do you still stand by your previous statements that Israel should be supported in all ways by the United States without conditions? Ms. Harris has attended AIPAC, and forcefully spoke about supporting Israel. It’s a tough choice for a political candidate, Ms. Harris. Where do you stand?”You can’t have it both ways, Ms. Harris. Do you stand with BDS and BLM, which want Israel destroyed and consciously choose to riot in Jewish neighborhoods, or do you stand with Israel having its own sovereignty, making its own decisions, and enjoying U.S. support?
Black Chicagoans Eviscerate Black Lives Matter Narrative, Booting Activists From Their Neighborhood
On Tuesday, Englewood residents stood up to Black Lives Matter activists, saying they did not represent locals and were giving the neighborhood a bad name. Black lives matter, it seems, only when the police are at fault, not when a black man, woman, or child is murdered by a black criminal. Black Lives Matter activists have taken up the cause of 20-year-old Latrell Allen. The riots have destroyed black lives, black livelihoods, and black monuments. Many black leaders and celebrities have condemned the Black Lives Matter organization for refusing to focus on the many black lives snuffed out in black-on-black crime.
Was a Wisconsin Democrat Party to a Crime?
MADISON — Wauwatosa’s police union president says state Rep. David Bowen’s account of Saturday’s “peaceful protest" targeting embattled Officer Joseph Mensah are fabricated at best. Wauwatosa Police have said Black Lives Matter protesters “targeted” Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah, vandalized his girlfriend’s home, and fired a shotgun at the back door. “Officer Mensah attempted to establish a dialogue with the group but was ultimately physically assaulted outside his home,” the report states, adding that the group size was estimated between 60 and 70 people. “The victim narrative put forth by Mensah and now the Wauwatosa Police Department is totally inaccurate, irresponsible and false,” the Democrat continued. “If he was there engaged with the group of individuals, he could potentially be charged with being party to a crime under state statute,” the detective and police union chief said.
The Irony of Bible-Burning on Behalf of BLM
Bible-burning on the streets of Portland may be old news by now, but there is an irony lost to many in burning the Scriptures. All these protests are presumably part of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. But if one truly believed that Black lives matter (or all lives, really), the last book you would want to burn is the Bible. First, to get the slave trade abolished. No one is listening.”Jerry Newcombe, D.Min., is the senior producer and an on-air host for D. James Kennedy Ministries.
Congressional Candidate Says She Would 'Dismantle Every Oppressive System' in America If Elected
Massachusetts congressional candidate Ihssane Leckey says she wants to "dismantle every oppressive system" in America even though these were the same systems that helped her immigrate to America from Northern Africa and achieve a successful life and career. Now, I’m running for Congress to dismantle every oppressive system that denies us the basic necessities to live. She added in the tweet that she wants to "dismantle every oppressive system that denies us the basic necessities to live," calling for radical socialist reform. Now, Leckey wants to "dismantle every oppressive system that denies us the basic necessities to live." The congressional candidate is a former Wall Street regulator and a self-described democratic socialist from Brookline.
DC Mayor Orders Removal of 'Defund The Police' Mural
Construction crews have paved over the "Defund The Police" mural at Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington D.C., on orders of Mayor Muriel Bowser. Bowser's intentions for ordering the removal of the mural painted by vandals in June were not immediately clear. In New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio usurped city protocol in order to paint "Black Lives Matter" murals in all five boroughs. Bowser faced a lawsuit in June for her decision to have "Black Lives Matter" painted in giant yellow letters leading up to the White House. The suit demanded that other messages including "Blue Lives Matter," "Green Lives Matter," and "All Lives Matter" should also be added to the city streets.
Country Music Singer Rejects 'All Cops are Bad' Trope
Country music singer Kane Brown isn’t buying into the “all cops are bad cops” narrative being pushed by the left. “I’m trying to bring everybody together, and they want me to pick a side,” Brown said. “There are people who think all cops are bad, but I know that’s not true,” he stated. In the interview, Brown admitted that the black side of him would be “super scared” to be pulled over by a cop. “I try to love everybody: the cops who do their jobs, anyone who’s a good person in this society,” he said.
‘Truly unconscionable’: Chicago looters target Ronald McDonald House because sick kids’ lives don’t matter, apparently [video]
https://t.co/h9bj2vMdoi — Omri Ceren (@omriceren) August 12, 2020Yeah, the Ronald McDonald house really had it coming to them https://t.co/5DXN8sBCwO — Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) August 11, 2020Joking aside, this is truly disgusting. But smashing up the Ronald McDonald House? The Ronald McDonald house let my family stay there for free while he was being treated as well as provided food and other things they needed. It’s bad enough that Chicago looters targeted stores, but RHC is a place for families with very sick kids. https://t.co/T6P0ZCLaoR — Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) August 11, 2020The Ronald McDonald House in Houston was a tremendous help, support, and kindness to us when our son was in the hospital.
DHS: ICE agents to be deployed in Chicago to assist police
OAN NewsroomUPDATED 2:45 PM PT – Wednesday, August 12, 2020The Department of Homeland Security recently detailed its plan to deploy ICE agents to Chicago amid an outbreak of crime and political violence in the city. In a letter to Senate Democrats, Assistant DHS Secretary Beth Spivey announced ICE agents will be deployed to Chicago to assist local police in the coming days. Despite these claims, Spivey has reaffirmed the federal agents are well-trained. According to her, the federal agents are focused on curbing child exploitation and money laundering in Democrat run cities. MORE NEWS: Violence Continues In Portland Days After Withdrawal Of Federal Agents
President Trump backs Ga. GOP primary nominee Marjorie Taylor Greene
OAN NewsroomUPDATED 3:05 PM PT – Wednesday, August 12, 2020President Trump recently congratulated Marjorie Taylor Greene on winning the Republican nomination in Georgia’s runoff for the 14th congressional district. On Twitter, he called Greene a “future Republican star.” He added she’s “strong on everything and never gives up.”Congratulations to future Republican Star Marjorie Taylor Greene on a big Congressional primary win in Georgia against a very tough and smart opponent. You won’t burn our churches, loot our businesses or destroy our homes.” – Marjorie Taylor Greene, congressional candidate (R-Ga.)Greene also made waves by seeming to back QAnon in 2017. The conspiracy has alleged a deep state network of government, business and media officials are waging a war against President Trump. However, others have sided with President Trump in their support for her.
Video Shows Stomach-Turning State of Portland Courthouse After Leftist Rioters Were Finished
Do you think the federal government is doing enough to intervene on behalf of Portland residents to stop the ongoing riots? The building is currently sitting behind barriers, but the video shows an up-and-close perspective of what law enforcement are fighting against. Nonetheless, the activities on the part of antifa that have contributed to the state of the Portland courthouse seen in the video are apparently a mere myth, per Democratic New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. Japan’s military was engaged in a prolonged and “mostly peaceful” protest of its lack of resources, land and global influence. And although the damage wrought by Japan during World War II was far worse than anything that’s happened in 2020, the violent leftist rioters in Portland surely aren’t peaceful either.
Minority Woman Blasts Race-Baiting Leftists: I'm not Black, 'I'm an American'
When she responded with a “no,” the person she was talking to, not visible on-screen, asked “What are you then?”“It doesn’t matter if I am, I’m American,” the woman replied. “As a black woman, I can tell you how important black men are to the black family. The carnage of legalized abortion among black women raises the question of how much “black lives” really matter to the left. “You say ‘black lives matter.’ What about black lives in the womb?” She repeatedly asked him if “they don’t matter.” For the most part, his responses to her questions were inaudible. ?? #WalkAway Rally Beverly Hills: ? Red Pill @ShemekaMichelle vs.
Navy SEAL Who Killed Bin Laden Used 8 Words To Utterly Destroy Rioters Ruining America
Robert O’Neill killed the most murderous terrorist of all time: Osama bin Laden, the sick mastermind who was responsible for almost 3,000 deaths on Sept. 11, 2001, alone. — Robert J. O’Neill (@mchooyah) May 30, 2020This was on May 30, as the riots were beginning to pick up steam. — Robert J. O’Neill (@mchooyah) May 30, 2020Mind you, O’Neill made clear the obvious — police brutality and racism are both bad. “I despise racism, I despise police brutality and it kills me that politically-funded terrorists are doing this on the shoulders of both,” he tweeted. — Robert J. O’Neill (@mchooyah) May 30, 2020Yes, you’ll say, but that was May 30 — as America was seized with paroxysms of anger.
Hundreds Show Up for 'Let Us Worship' Rally in City Ravaged By Riots; Agitators Try To Intervene
Sean Feucht is described by KGW-TV in Portland, Oregon — where he recently preached — as a “controversial worship leader.”Those three words might generate a mental image as to who you’re dealing with. In Oregon, for instance, faith gatherings are allowed to consist of 50 people or less, no matter where you hold the events. (The Let Us Worship events are sponsored by Feucht’s non-profit Hold The Line.) We aren’t backing down but would love your help!https://t.co/CSPcqhN5q2 pic.twitter.com/FUYRg3vI7j — Sean Feucht (@seanfeucht) August 11, 2020Unless Feucht’s claim about being threatened by knife-wielding demonstrators is false on its face, it should have been reported on. At the very least, none of these Let Us Worship gatherings have ended with anything burned down.
Cal Thomas: We're Edging Toward the Fulfillment of Benjamin Franklin's Dark Prophecy of Despotism
What would you think if local politicians decided to cut the size of their fire department while buildings in their city were ablaze? The city council added to the indignity by cutting the chief’s salary. In previous generations, fiery preachers would remind citizens of the consequences of living unrestrained and unaccountable lives. Given what is occurring in Seattle and elsewhere, it would appear we are edging closer to the day when Franklin’s prophecy is fulfilled. If you are interested in contributing an Op-Ed to The Western Journal, you can learn about our submission guidelines and process here.
The Hilarious Biden-Harris Flip-Flop Shaun King Just Got Caught in Shows the Left's True Colors
“Kamala Harris is the most progressive VP nominee in American history.”RELATED: 'So It Begins': Tucker Carlson Blasts Dem Strategist Who Corrected Him on Kamala Harris' NameNow, it’s natural for political sides to coalesce as an election comes nearer. So instead of being mocked for flipping like a Mafia rat, King drew studiously neutral headlines like “Shaun King Explains Why He Changed His Mind About Kamala Harris” in Newsweek and “Activist Shaun King Views VP Nominee Kamala Harris Differently After 2018 Tweets On Criminal Justice Reform” from Black Sports Online. https://t.co/vS57O9jgeO — Shaun King (@shaunking) August 12, 2020Well, it’s a relief that a stalwart for “justice” like Shaun King is only changing his opinion because Kamala Harris has grown sufficiently in his eyes. For Democrats, power is the only organizing principle that matters, and it’s going to be at center stage between now and when the November ballots are counted. The eight years of the Obama White House proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that for Democrats, power corrupts.
AOC Admits She Doesn't Want To Donate to Charity, Complains That Gov't Doesn't Force It
Normally, this would be good news about the charitable hearts of Americans helping one another through tough times. “As federal response continues to be insufficient,” she lamented Friday on Twitter, “our supporters have been stepping up to help families ourselves. “If only there were some public fund billionaires could pay into along with everyone else that helps fund our infrastructure, hospitals, and public systems all at once,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted May 13. We could have an agency collect it and everything.”If only there were some public fund billionaires could pay into along with everyone else that helps fund our infrastructure, hospitals, and public systems all at once. But as is typical with leftists, when faced with evidence of government failure and individual generosity, Ocasio-Cortez refused to see reality.
Residents Kick BLM Protesters Out of Chicago Neighborhood
Black Lives Matter protesters were kicked out of a Chicago neighborhood by residents Tuesday night. Demonstrators had shown up in front of the 7th District police station in Englewood to protest a Chicago police-involved shooting, WFLD-TV reported. However, they were only in the area for an hour because residents of the neighborhood — which is 94 percent black — pushed back. He got shot and a lady got shot,” Smith said. “A lot of people saying the looting downtown sparked from Englewood,” Smith said as his reasoning for wanting the protesters to leave.
Portland residents complain as destruction bleeds into their neighborhoods
By Jake DimaDaily Caller News FoundationPortland residents are complaining after agitators started fires, sprayed graffiti and sparred with police in their neighborhoods, The Oregonian reported. Police pushed demonstrators into Portland residential neighborhood Kenton after agitators set fire to a police union building, according to The Oregonian in a Tuesday report. Two elderly women in their 70s were reportedly doused with paint in East Portland, another residential area, after they confronted vandals, according to the outlet. “What a dumpster has to do with Black Lives Matter, I don’t know,” Po’Shine’s Head Chef James Bradley told The Oregonian. Portland is approaching its 80th consecutive day of rioting, according to The Oregonian.
Democrats' emotional blackmail on a massive scale
At this juncture, I simply must take a moment to acknowledge the unswerving loyalty of an unsung group of stalwarts among us. My take is that their objective lies in one of two areas: One would be to touch off a degree of civil unrest sufficient to bring about a socialist revolution in the United States. Another possibility is that these organizations may be engaging in a form of emotional blackmail. Nor did they think much of the "by any means necessary" politics of civil rights leader Malcolm X before he determined that the Nation of Islam was full of crap and decided to split off from it. At that time, most blacks – and everyone else, for that matter – preferred the rhetoric and methods put forth by Rev.
Kamala Harris's relentless pursuit of power – HotAir
The problem with Harris wasn’t necessarily that she was a tough-on-crime attorney general — though, for any idealistic progressive, it should be — but rather that she was habitually abusing and expanding her power. Harris opposed California laws requiring her office investigate shootings involving officers — which sounds pretty topical to me. Harris also has a long history of unlawful convictions…There is no power Harris has held that she hasn’t abused. And considering Biden’s age and questions about his cognitive abilities — issues already part of the presidential campaign — it’s likely that Harris’s record will hold more importance than the typical vice-presidential candidate. To that end, there is a good chance that Harris will do more to motivate Republicans than excite Democrats.
White BLM Counter-Protester Gets Thoroughly Educated by a Black Woman Who Isn’t Having It
When Black Lives Matter is forced to listen, people learn. That’s what happened to one white BLM protester who had a run-in with Shemeka Michelle during a #WalkAway rally. “You said ‘Black Lives Matter’; what about black lives in the womb? Many BLM protesters have been misled into believing that Black Lives Matter speaks for all of the black community but that couldn’t be more false. She’s too dangerous to their narrative, and their narrative is one of the few things that actually matter to Black Lives Matter.
Looters are looters no matter what the circumstances – HotAir
I recognize that youth from poorer neighborhoods have been so marginalized; they have no respect for police or business owners in these wealthy areas. But there’s no excuse for destroying property and robbing stores. What happened Sunday night on the Mag Mile was not a protest. It was not a revolution. While a large number of young Black people are operating under the banner of “Black Lives Matter” and making “good trouble,” as the civil rights icon, John Lewis, famously said, another group of young Black people have chosen an immoral path that leads to more pain and more destruction.
Two retired military officers: Mark Milley must remove Trump in January if he loses and refuses to leave
The street protests will inevitably swell outside the White House, and the ranks of Trump’s private army [i.e. These agents will realize that they are outmanned and outgunned by Trump’s private army, and the moment of decision will arrive. The succession of government is determined by extralegal violence between Trump’s private army and street protesters; Black Lives Matter Plaza becomes Tahrir Square. If Biden is certified as the winner and Trump refuses to leave on January 20, it’d be up to Biden, not Mark Milley, to decide how to proceed. In this case we have two highly respected retired officers encouraging the military to get ready to intervene in a U.S. election if need be.
Wow: Chicago neighborhood ejects BLM protesters at police station
Black Lives Matter protesters and others set their sights on the Englewood neighborhood’s police precinct, but residents there pushed them out — literally. “Those people were opportunist[s],” one leader of the neighborhood pushback told reporters:A protest Tuesday started over a Chicago police-involved shooting and ended when Englewood residents pushed back. “If you ain’t from Englewood, get the F*** out of here,” longtime neighborhood resident Darryl Smith told protesters…. On the other hand, the Englewood neighborhood simply gave these protesters exactly what they want — mob rule. BLM Chicago practically celebrated mob rule in their statement Monday, claiming that the pillaging of the Magnificent Mile was a legitimate response to corporate exploitation.
'Antifa Mayor' Says of Rioters Attempting to Murder Cops: 'I Understand Why They're Angry'
Sarah Iannarone, the self-described “antifa” candidate running against Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, refused to condemn the violent antifa rioters attacking officers and threatening innocent bystanders on the streets of Portland. “And so I know that nobody controls a social movement, and the mayor really isn’t the person to quell popular protests.”The antifa candidate then did something astounding. Do you denounce that part of it?”“I understand why they’re angry,” the antifa candidate replied. The self-described antifa candidate said, “It’s important we use radical tactics.”Porter asked, “What radical tactics, specifically, are you talking about? In fact, this antifa candidate tweeted, “F**k you, Ted Wheeler.” In November, Portlanders will get a choice between a mayor who covered for antifa violence for nearly two months before changing his tune, and a self-described antifa candidate who refuses to condemn attempted murder.
Who or What Exactly Is Running Against Trump?
But now there seems an additional urgency to select a running mate, given the Democratic ticket is a construct, with no visible or viable presidential candidate. After all, the fellow septuagenarian Trump, with his own array of medical challenges, insists upon frenetic and near-constant public appearances. But the continuance of his often angry, unapologetic racialist nonsense suggests that his cognitive issues trump his political sense of self-control. Note, too, Biden’s racist assumption that an African American professional journalist might be likely to be defensive about being a cocaine addict. Biden’s Race Against TimeRight now, the Democrats have a virtual campaign and a virtual candidate and a strategy of running against the Trump news cycle.
Portland Prosecutor Likely To Drop Charges Against Rioters Who Injure Cops, Citing "Instinctive Reaction" To Police
Rioters have been given what is tantamount to carte blanche in Portland. It’s open season on Portlanders, open season on cops, and open season on the rule of law. Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that his default position is not to prosecute and that most crimes by rioters will be forgiven and forgotten. Schmidt basically said that if an assault on a police officer or resisting arrest occurred when police were clearing an area with tear gas, for example, that he would consider dropping those charges. It’s open season on Portland.
Jerry Jones Treats His Players and Fans Like Grown-Ups, Announces Cowboys Stadium Will Host Games and Spectators
The owner of the Cowboy’s football team, Jerry Jones, is announcing that when the Cowboys step onto the field this season, the fans can watch them do so in person. Greg Abbott said in June that he would allow 45,000 people into the stadium, so Jones is well within legal bounds to do so. AT&T Stadium can seat up to 100,000 while the main seating capacity is 80,000, giving fans more than enough social distancing space. While this call by Jones will excite and delight Cowboys fans, the internet is already in an uproar over it, sending Jones’s name into the trending list. Jerry Jones opening up his stadium for fans to watch the Cowboys play is far from the worst thing that could happen.
Hundreds of Cases Against Portland Rioters to Be Dropped by DA and It Gets Worse
That mean most of the charges and crimes that rioters commit will be given a pass. Rioters goes on your property in the middle of the night and frightens you? “If you’re out there committing violence, you’re damaging property, those cases are going to be prosecuted. ARRESTED: Edward Schinzing faces 20 years in prison & a mandatory minimum of 5 years for federal arson inside Portland Justice Center. Only 45 of those felonies have so far been charged, with many of the rest likely being dropped and others being reviewed.
Chicago PD launches looting video site to ID offenders
CHICAGO ALDERMAN SAYS RESIDENT, BUSINESSES NOW LOOKING TO LEAVE MAGNIFICENT MILE: 'IT'S REALLY SAD'“This was an attack on our city,” Chicago Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan said at a briefing Wednesday. “We really need everyone’s help to identify these offenders so we can arrest and charge them. Camera footage is only valuable when our officers and detectives can identify the individuals caught on camera committing the crime. “Look at these videos,” Deenihan said. We need help to get them off the street and before a judge.
CNN Exclusive: Details, title and cover revealed for Bob Woodward's upcoming book on Trump
Following up on his 2018 best-selling book "Fear," legendary investigative journalist Bob Woodward's new book on President Donald Trump -- titled "Rage" -- will have stunning details about the President's behavior and decision making, according to sources familiar with the book. Woodward, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, is known for his behind-the-scenes reporting and unprecedented access, but his second book on Trump promises to bring readers inside the Oval Office like never before. According to multiple sources, the book has explosive accounts of Trump's thoughts and actions on national security, the coronavirus pandemic, the economic collapse and the Black Lives Matter protests. Jonathan Karp, CEO of Woodward's publisher Simon & Schuster, also published the tell-all bestsellers on Trump released earlier this year by former national security adviser John Bolton and Trump's niece Mary Trump. He told CNN, "'Rage' is the most important book Simon & Schuster will publish this year.
Premiership resumes in new era of Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter
Sportsmen have been taking the knee to support the Black Lives Matter movement sparked by the death of unarmed African-American George Floyd after a Minneapolis policeman kneeled on his neck. There have been 20 positive cases among players since Premiership clubs began testing on July 6. Hearts, knees, Vs -- Premiership unites against racismTaking the knee has been met with mixed results across sports due to concerns over some of the political views expressed by the Black Lives Matter Movement. The 37-year-old has been involved in a players' working group, containing a representative from each of the 12 Premiership clubs. "Within the Premiership, there's a lot of different communities, cultures and different countries represented within the 12 teams.
Cara Delevingne and Kaia Gerber show off matching 'Solemate' tattoos
Cara Delevingne and Kaia Gerber showed off their love for each other. Gerber, 18, revealed they have matching tattoos on Wednesday while wishing Delevingne a "Happy 28th Birthday" on her Instagram Stories. "Happy birthday to my solemate," Gerber wrote as she posted a photo of their feet showing off the ink in their arches. CARA DELEVINGNE ANNOUNCES SHE IDENTIFIES AS PANSEXUAL: 'I'M ATTRACTED TO THE PERSON'In another birthday tribute on her Stories, Gerber called Delevingne "the best protest buddy." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAnd Georgia May Jagger said, "Happy Birthday!!!!!
Joe Biden Has Chosen Sen. Kamala Harris as His Running Mate
From EsquireAfter months of speculation, presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden announced Tuesday that his running mate will be California's Sen. Kamala Harris. Here's what you should know about her, and some of the other women who were in the running for the V.P. PickKamala HarrisPhoto credit: Lorenzo Bevilaqua - Getty ImagesThe junior senator from California was long considered to be a top contender to be Biden's running mate. That she hails from a solidly blue state wouldn't do much to help Biden's electoral math, but the candidate himself let loose some pretty sizable hints that Harris could be his running mate. If Biden won with Warren as his number two, the then-71 year old would become the oldest vice president in American history.
General Mills sets goals to elevate Black managers, executives
General Mills said Wednesday it will double the number of Black managers throughout the company, making a public commitment after the police killing of George Floyd thrust more attention on racial injustice and inequality. “I want to voice General Mills’ strong support for the inspiring movement for social and racial justice that was tragically elevated by the horrible killing of George Floyd here in our hometown of Minneapolis,” General Mills’ chief executive, Jeff Harmening, told investors earlier this summer. While 21% of its employee base is Black, only 16% of Delta’s overall leaders and 7% of its top 100 officers are Black. Delta aims to double the percentage of Black officers and directors in the next five years and increase Black representation on its board of directors. For instance, General Mills is shifting charitable giving to areas that will more greatly benefit communities of color and Delta is broadening its talent recruitment strategy to include more historically Black colleges and universities.
Exeter chief Rob Baxter fears players have been 'hung out to dry' over Black Lives Matter tributes
England's top rugby coach is worried players have been 'hung out to dry' by Premiership bosses after clubs were told to come up with their own pre-match tributes to the Black Lives Matter movement. Exeter's director of rugby Rob Baxter is worried players have been hung out to dry by bossesAnd Rob Baxter, director of rugby at Exeter Chiefs, is concerned that by not coming up with a uniform decision, Premiership Rugby have placed a heavy burden on players. 'I am a little surprised that Premiership Rugby went this way,' said Baxter who now thinks players will be singled out depending on what they do this weekend. Premiership Rugby conducted a Zoom call with club owners, coaches and others on Tuesday where it is understood many expressed frustrations the league had not made the decision. Baxter added: 'Our players have decided what they want to do and I'm going to leave them to do that.
Utah bar sues ex employees for defamation saying they lost $300K because after discrimination claims
A Salt Lake City-based bar group is suing two former employees for defamation and fraud, saying they lost them $300,000 after claiming online that they had been victims of discrimination. 'The Bourbon Group is comprised of multiple owners, who were shocked and devastated by the hurtful things that were posted online. The Facebook apology prompted people to come forward with allegations of harassment and mistreatment at Bourbon House Group restaurants'We understand why people are angry. White Horse Spirits & Kitchen is one of three restaurants within the Bourbon House GroupDocuments filed allege that the defendants have been 'threatening current employees to shame them in order to have them quit their jobs.' The lawsuit claims he admitted what he did to Mulligan.
Black Lives Matter Protesters -- Chicago Neighborhood Residents Eject Protesters
(Kate Munsch/Reuters)A small group of residents from Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood ejected Black Lives Matter protesters who arrived for a demonstration at a local police precinct. AdvertisementEnglewood has long been plagued by gun violence, including this year as Chicago sees a spike in shootings and homicides. Chicago police recorded 440 homicides and 2,240 shooting victims in the first seven months of 2020, up from 290 homicides and 1,480 shooting victims the previous year. It didn’t spark from Englewood,” Smith said. “Those [looters] are opportunists, and we’re tired of Englewood getting a black eye for any and everything that happens.”Send a tip to the news team at NR.
No Prosecution for Many Arrested at Portland's Protests
People arrested in Portland since late May on non-violent misdemeanor charges during the protests that have racked Oregon’s largest city for more than two months won't be prosecuted. It is running more than two months behind in processing cases because of COVID-19,As a result, at least several hundred people arrested over the past few months will not face criminal prosecution, according to statistics provided by Schmidt’s office. The same no prosecution policy applies to those arrested on similar charges in future demonstrations, he said. “The protesters are angry ... and deeply frustrated with what they perceive to be structural inequities in our basic social fabric. Police threatened to arrest some protesters after they went on the property of the sheriff's office building, but they left, the statement said.
'Pigs': Police say teenagers arrested for vandalizing 'Back the Blue' mural
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. There’s a huge force," Kelli Campbell, a group organizer, said after the mural was painted.
Black leaders' silence on riots is devastating
It must not be associated with our quest for social justice and equality.”Jackson should be commended for taking a stand, but he is a lone voice and a late voice. Just last weekend, a mass shooting at a neighborhood block party in Washington, D.C., left 21 people wounded and one dead. And where have they been when the lives, livelihoods, and neighborhoods of the poor and defenseless have been lost and devastated? Where is the NAACP, the National Urban League, and the Congressional Black Caucus? Does their silence and inaction signal consent to the agenda of Black Lives Matter and the racial-grievance vigilantes who have taken an incalculable toll on those who have least?
Banned from Twitter, bound for the House? Laura Loomer says she can win in Trump's backyard
Still, Loomer has outraised Frankel by more than $300,000 and is far outpacing her Republican primary opponents. Frankel, said Loomer, has failed to sanction the "vicious anti-Semitism and Jew-hatred and anti-Israel rhetoric fomenting in the halls of Congress." The major "wall" here is the redistricting that carved up Palm Beach after the last census. "If people are doubting his support in Palm Beach County, they are misguided." Internal polling for the campaign shows Loomer 9 points ahead of Frankel in her Palm Beach County 21st Congressional District, which leans heavily Democratic, according to team Loomer.
US Confidence in Police Falls to Lowest Level in Nearly Three Decades: Poll
(Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images)US Confidence in Police Falls to Lowest Level in Nearly Three Decades: PollAmerican confidence in the police has fallen to its lowest level ever recorded by Gallup, which has been tracking the data for nearly thirty years. The new polling data released on Wednesday shows that 48 percent of Americans say they have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the police. The divide is likely fueled by a number of high-profile incidents of police violence against African Americans in recent years, the pollster said. The movement emerged out of the belief that police departments are systemically racist and that police funding can be better used elsewhere to help African American communities. The poll, Confidence in U.S. Institutions, also found that there was a significant divide among African Americans and white Americans in their confidence in the presidency.
Defense Secretary Esper ‘Committed to Serving As Long As’ Wanted by President: Source
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper testifies to the Senate Armed Services Committee about the budget, on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 4, 2020. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo)Defense Secretary Esper ‘Committed to Serving As Long As’ Wanted by President: SourceFollowing reports claiming that President Donald Trump is looking to remove Defense Secretary Mark Esper after the election, the White House didn’t directly refute the allegations but said that it has no new announcements on personnel. “President Trump has assembled an incredible team at the White House and across the federal government who have accomplished undeniable successes on behalf of the American people. President Donald Trump holds a Bible while visiting St. John’s Church across from the White House in Washington on June 1, 2020. Esper was named to the post in 2019 after former Defense Secretary James Mattis resigned after Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria.
Maryland County Votes Against Removing Confederate Monument
The Talbot Boys Monument located in front of the Talbot County Courthouse in Easton, Md. (Screenshot via Google Maps)Maryland County Votes Against Removing Confederate MonumentThe Talbot County Council on Tuesday night opted against removing a Confederate monument, deciding the move wasn’t appropriate amid challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The monument, known as “Talbot Boys,” was dedicated in 1916 and stands in a landscaped area near the county’s courthouse. The life-sized sheet copper statue commemorates county residents who served in the Confederacy during the Civil War. The idea of removing the statue gained prominent support, including from Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)
The Dead Sea Scrolls Are Going Back on Display at the Israel Museum After a Hiatus
Due to the coronavirus rendering indoor areas dangerous, we’ve had to go months without access to our favorite paintings and antiquities. However, on Tuesday, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem made an encouraging step towards normalcy: the institution, which originally closed down in March, pulled the Dead Sea Scrolls out of a reinforced, climate-controlled vault so that they’ll be visible when the museum reopens. The Dead Sea Scrolls are, of course, some of the oldest-known surviving manuscripts of works later memorialized in the Hebrew Bible. “I feel that the museum is returning to life,” Maoz continued in her interview with the Associated Press. “A museum that can’t welcome its patrons is a dead museum.
Creating paths to better jobs for struggling working class critical for Trump's reelection
ANALYSIS/OPINION:President Trump can win reelection but lighting a path for the unemployed, young people and minorities to decent jobs is critical. When the vaccine arrives, the U.S. economy will be substantially smaller and with millions unemployed or sitting on the sidelines discouraged. The number of workers and residents in Manhattan and other urban centers will be fewer each day next year than in 2019. But for the struggling working class, facing fewer opportunities in cities, lower wages and are less able to help children with schoolwork, it will remain terribly unattractive. Instead, reshoring and the shift to distance learning, working and collaboration will create plenty of new jobs in technology spaces.
Law(lessness) and (dis)order threaten America's freedoms
The city council added to the indignity by cutting the chief’s salary. Seattle has about 1,400 police officers, clearly not enough given the ongoing lawlessness. Deep beneath the lawlessness spreading like coronavirus across the land is a moral and spiritual drought that politicians do not have the power to fix. America’s second president, John Adams, said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. • Cal Thomas, a nationally syndicated columnist, is the author of “America’s Expiration Date: The Fall of Empires, Superpowers and the United States” (HarperCollins/Zondervan, January 2020).
Radical or moderate? Trump paints Democratic ticket as both
President Donald Trump’s campaign is struggling to define Sen. Kamala HarrisRadical or moderate? Trump paints Democratic ticket as bothBy JILL COLVIN, ZEKE MILLER and JONATHAN LEMIREAssociated PressThe Associated PressWASHINGTONWASHINGTON (AP) — An overzealous prosecutor trying to hide her crime-fighting past — who is also weak on crime. President Donald Trump’s campaign is struggling to define California Sen. Kamala Harris, the newly announced running mate for Democratic rival Joe Biden. Like Biden, Harris has staked out relatively moderate stances over the course of her career on issues such as health care and law enforcement. That’s complicating the Trump campaign’s crude efforts to depict the Democratic ticket as out of step with the country.
Missouri bill targeting Black prosecutor spurs backlash
A proposal by Missouri’s Republican governor to give the attorney general the power to prosecute homicides in St. Louis is spurring backlashMissouri bill targeting Black prosecutor spurs backlashBy SUMMER BALLENTINEAssociated PressThe Associated PressCOLUMBIA, Mo. Mike Parson’s contested call to give the attorney general the power to prosecute homicides in St. Louis has spurred backlash and led state lawmakers to delay work on crime legislation he wants. Other Black female prosecutors elsewhere in the U.S. have faced similar criticism. But his request has stalled work on the sweeping crime bill that he initially called lawmakers back to the Capitol to work on. In response, House Republicans stopped work on the sweeping crime bill and plan to break up the various provisions into separate bills.
Kamala Harris’ selection as VP resonates with Black women
Black women in particular helped rescue Biden’s campaign earlier this year by delivering a resounding victory in the South Carolina primary, powering him to the Democratic nomination. That will hinge on Black voters in battleground states like Michigan to turn out in force in November. But for Black women, the freedom to vote didn’t come until much later, part of a historical pattern of being denied justice offered to others. “It took an additional 45 years of organizing to secure the rights to vote for Black women and other women of color,” Ufot said. It affirms Black women and all we did for this country.
Pence Hosts Cops for Trump Event: You Won’t Be Safe in Biden’s America
Vice President Mike Pence rallied with a group of law enforcement supporters in Arizona on Tuesday, warning them about the policies that former Vice President Joe Biden would pursue if elected president. “The truth is you won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America,” he said at the Cops for Trump rally in Tucson. Pence reminded the audience that Biden had accepted the leftist premise that America was still “systemically racist” and that law enforcement officers had “an implicit bias against minorities.”“The American people know we don’t have to choose between supporting law enforcement and supporting our African American neighbors,” he said. “We’re not going to defund the police, not now, not ever,” he said. We’re going to back the blue with more resources and more support.”
Portlanders Worry as Protests Move from Downtown to Residential Areas
The streets of downtown Portland were quieter on Tuesday as nightly protests approach 80 consecutive nights of unrest but that is not because protesters are giving up. Instead, they are heading into residential areas, and people who live there are worried. “The main action has shifted from downtown to residential neighborhoods on the east side of the Willamette River, bringing crowds of demonstrators and a heavy police force onto usually quiet nighttime streets,” the Oregonian newspaper’s online portal Oregon Live reported. “What a dumpster has to do with Black Lives Matter, I don’t know,” James Bradley, the head chef at Po’Shines said in the Oregon Live report. “If people want to protest, find your hands busy doing something for the people that you’re protesting for,” Bradley, who is black, said.
Nolte: Retail and Restaurants Flee Democrat-Run New York Forever
Crime, taxes, disease, and an anti-science approach to social distancing have chased a number of big retailers and restaurateurs out of New York forever, reports the far-left New York Times. “There’s no reason to do business in New York,” the chief executive of Ark Restaurants explains. On top of the obnoxious price of doing business in Manhattan — add taxes and fees to those sky-high rents — there are no customers. The truth is New York needs tourists to survive, it needs local and international tourists spending money in its over-priced restaurants and its centerpiece stores. If New York was its own country, by almost every metric, it would be one of the worst-hit countries in the world.
Elizabeth Warren Not VP Pick But Still Vital to Pushing Biden Left
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), once on the presidential campaign trail with Joe Biden, got a call from the former vice president on Tuesday telling her she was not his pick for vice president. But that doesn’t mean that her far left policies won’t find their way into the White House and a Biden administration. But the left hopes she will still be a major influence on a Biden presidency. “But some of her supporters say they would prefer to see her tug a Biden administration to the left from the outside,” the Globe reported. “If there’s anyone I trust to actually play the inside-outside game, it’s Elizabeth Warren,” said Nelini Stamp, of the Working Families Party, which endorsed Bernie Sanders for the 2020 presidential nomination.
Nolte: New York Times Confirms Left-wing Terrorist Burned Bibles in Portland
The far-left New York Times confirmed Portland’s left-wing terrorists did indeed burn a Bible — probably two, as well as an American flag, while the crowd cheered. “A Bible Burning, a Russian News Agency and a Story Too Good to Check Out,” the headline reads. So what you have here is a bunch of terrorists cheering after the American flag is tossed on a burning Bible or two, which confirms that those outraged over Portland’s left-wing terrorists burning Bibles, burning American flags, and the cheering of both, had every right to be outraged. There was Bible burning, there was flag burning, and there was cheering. And the Times literally goes on like that for some 2000 words, and in those 2000 words, Russia is mentioned — no joke — 31 times.
School's Coming Back. And So Is the Narrative-Driven '1619 Project'
Long ago, the once-venerable New York Times transitioned from being an objective observer of facts to an activist participant in partisan politics. It decided to run the anti-American, left-wing fever dream of guilt, titled “The 1619 Project,” which the Times has falsely billed as a work of historical research, on how American history is plagued by racism. Frankly, the best thing about the 1619 Project is its name. Now, as an actual historian who has written factual books and articles, and spent many a long night in search of facts, I can safely say “The 1619 Project” is the biggest steaming garbage pile of anti-American tripe published this century or any century—so far. She’s not a journalist at all, and certainly not an historian -- not with her bizarre understanding of American history.
Critics say Portland protests have been co-opted by 'white spectacle,' but Black activists say they're staying focused on Black lives
Nathan Howard/Getty ImagesBlack Lives Matter protests erupted across the United States following the police killing of 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in May. They're an evolving outgrowth of nationwide Black Lives Matter protests, which began at the end of May after the caught-on-video police killing of 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis. The Portland protests, in particular, have received greater national attention because of the Trump administration's deployment of federal agents to the city. "We are reminded that it is about Black Lives Matter. I'm hearing that it's about Black Lives Matter when I'm out there.
A Harris high
Let me sit with my delight at the prospect of Kamala Harris as vice president of the United States. Harris isn’t truly African-American, given her heritage, a couple of pundits pointed out, in the hopes of turning off I’m not sure whom. And since Biden is immune on both fronts, Trump and his cult will be lobbing it all at Harris. Just after the announcement Tuesday, the president repeatedly called Harris “nasty,” an insult he often trots out against women, and proceeded to whip up generalized white anxiety. Ugh, there goes my Harris high.
From his brother’s death to failed contract negotiations, Cowboys QB Dak Prescott reflects on a tough year
Most photos of Dak Prescott, who currently holds the position, showed him being a man in shape. I have a great family to count on and lean on. Great supporters here, great teammates, great coaches. He has no ill-will toward the Cowboys organization and their failure to secure a long-term contract with him. But I can’t look at tomorrow without taking care of today and that’s the way I’ve been throughout my life.
Viewpoint: Kamala Harris VP pick 'symbolic and substantive'
It is necessary to take a look the political moment in which California Senator Kamala Harris becomes Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's running mate. Enter Senator Kamala Harris to the bottom of the ticket. This groundswell of support for a potential black woman VP nominee demonstrates years of that group's organising and advocacy. These are in step with the type of policies that black women political elites have long supported. My research into black women and gender in politics demonstrates that black women bring their whole identity to legislative decision making.
Carleton University's indictment of police creates controversy among criminology schools and law enforcement agencies
In research, the ideal position is that you’re neutral and you’re trying to understand a given issue,” Boivin said. “You don’t have to agree with everything an organization you are going to study is doing,” he said. Over 21 years, thousands of Carleton students had field placements with the RCMP, Ottawa Police Service, Correctional Services Canada and the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre, the school says. The school usually does have field placements with police, court, corrections, and community agencies affiliated with the justice system. “The other social issues being addressed by Carleton have not yet been up for discussion in our school in the context of field placements,” he said.
Kamala Harris’s Friendship With Joe Biden’s Late Son Was Central To Their First Joint Event
Joe Biden listens to Kamala Harris speak during their first press conference together in Wilmington, Delaware, on Aug. 12. “I know how much Beau respected Kamala and her work,” Biden said as he introduced Harris. “I learned quickly that Beau was the kind of guy who inspired people to be a better version of themselves,” Harris said. But Biden spoke of a connection that was virtually unique among the many women he has weighed for the vice presidential spot in recent months. In another year, they might have been welcomed into a large rally celebrating the vice presidential pick.
Jo Jorgensen on Black Lives Matter: 'I Think We Should Support the Protesters'
Back in June, Jorgensen attended a Black Lives Matter vigil for victims of police brutality. Her presence there received mixed reviews, with libertarians who distrust the official Black Lives Matter organization for some of its political and economic views facing off those who believe libertarians should be present in the Black Lives Matter movement protests. (The differences between Black Lives Matter the organization and the movement are explained here.) Jorgensen mentions a meeting she had with a Black Lives Matter activist in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (The activist was not affiliated with the official Black Lives Matter organization.)
Kaia Gerber gets matching foot tattoo with ‘solemate’ Cara Delevingne
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)At least the pun can stand on its own. Kaia Gerber and Cara Delevingne continue to push their relationship forward, with Gerber posting a set of matching foot tattoos the pair apparently got this week in honor of Delevingne’s 28th birthday. “Happy birthday to my solemate,” the 18-year-old Gerber posted on Instagram alongside pictures of the duo’s hands interlocked and another of the matching ink, which read “solemate” and are, yes, placed on the inner arches of their feet. Absent in this particular expression of affection is Margaret Qualley, whom Delevingne posted a similarly lovey Instagram tribute to earlier this week. Gerber weighed in on Delevingne’s post featuring Andie MacDowell’s 25-year-old daughter, writing, “I feel lucky to know you both.”So do we, Kaia.
Chicago PD launches looting video site to ID offenders
The department on Wednesday launched a new “Looting & Civil Unrest Videos” website with surveillance camera footage from Sunday’s mayhem in the city — and are asking the community to snitch on the offenders. “This was an attack on our city,” Chicago Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan said at a briefing Wednesday. Camera footage is only valuable when our officers and detectives can identify the individuals caught on camera committing the crime. “Look at these videos,” Deenihan said. We need help to get them off the street and before a judge.
Republicans rush to condemn Kamala Harris, but their message is all over the place
Kamala Harris is a pawn of Wall Street. Kamala Harris is a puppet of the far left. "Joe Biden and Kamala Harris would set America on the path of SOCIALISM and DECLINE." "Americans must reject Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and their dangerous ideology." "So as an African American woman, we welcome Kamala Harris to the race."
Trump plays on fears in play for the suburbs
Trump is hoping he can shore up support in America’s suburbs by promising to protect them from the unrest and violence in Democratically led cities. Trump is hoping he can shore up support in America’s suburbs by promising to protect them from the unrest and violence in Democratically led cities. Republicans have long relied on finding upper-income and white voters in the growing suburbs to build on their base in rural America and win elections. Back in Quakertown, Alex Whalen, 19, said she thinks Trump will lose just as many suburban voters as he gains with his law-and-order pitch. Others linked it directly to Richard Nixon’s “Southern Strategy,” which played on white voters’ racism to consolidate Republican control of the South for generations to come.
Police officers set dog on black man and say ‘good boy, good boy’ as it bites his leg
Jeffery Ryans being arrested by officer after being bit by a police dog: (Salt Lake City Police Department)A police dog in Salt Lake City was ordered to attack an African American man who was on his knees with his hands in the air. Police officers arrived at Jeffery Ryans’s house in April in Salt Lake City, Utah, after they responded to a call made by someone who said they had heard him arguing with his wife, according to the Daily Mail. Body cam footage, that was released by authorities on Tuesday, showed officers arrive at Mr Ryans house while he was smoking as he got ready to leave for his job as an engineer. Although the footage showed that Mr Ryans complied with their order, the officers ordered the dog, named Tuco, to attack him. We don’t get it.”The Salt Lake City Police Department told the Tribune: “As there is pending litigation, we are unable to discuss specifics of the case.
'Safe' is not the word to describe Kamala Harris. Here's why
Can someone please tell me why so many people are describing Joe Biden’s history-making choice of Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate in the 2020 presidential election as “safe”? AdvertisementIn other words, Kamala Harris is many things, but the label “safe” — with its subtext of “conventional” — seems a diminishment of each and every one. Have we really come a long way? Have we really come so far that the prospect of Vice President Kamala Harris seems possible enough to be taken for granted? From which people like Kamala Harris were excluded.
General Mills sets goals to elevate Black managers, execs
General Mills said Wednesday it will double the number of Black managers throughout the company, making a public commitment after the police killing of George Floyd thrust more attention on racial injustice and inequality. “I want to voice General Mills’ strong support for the inspiring movement for social and racial justice that was tragically elevated by the horrible killing of George Floyd here in our hometown of Minneapolis,” General Mills chief executive Jeff Harmening told investors earlier this summer. While 21% of its employee base is Black, only 16% of Delta’s overall leaders and 7% of its top 100 officers are Black. Delta aims to double the percentage of Black officers and directors in the next five years, and increase Black representation on its board of directors. For instance, General Mills is shifting charitable giving to areas that will more greatly benefit communities of color and Delta is broadening its talent recruitment strategy to include more historically Black colleges and universities.
Kamala Harris’ selection as VP resonates with Black women
Black women in particular helped rescue Biden’s campaign earlier this year by delivering a resounding victory in the South Carolina primary, powering him to the Democratic nomination. That will hinge on Black voters in battleground states like Michigan to turn out in force in November. But for Black women, the freedom to vote didn’t come until much later, part of a historical pattern of being denied justice offered to others. “It took an additional 45 years of organizing to secure the rights to vote for Black women and other women of color,” Ufot said. It affirms Black women and all we did for this country.
Arlington, Massachusetts vandals deface Black Lives Matter signs with KKK stickers and graffiti
Stickers such as these were found in Arlington, MA on Monday morningResidents of a Massachusetts town are stunned after vandals defaced a number of Black Lives Matter signs with stickers depicting hooded members of the Ku Klux Klan. Arlington Police Chief Julie Flaherty said the department responded to, and is actively investigating, four incidents of 'malicious vandalism' in the city aimed at Black Lives Matter signage. At the Unitarian church, the Black Lives Matter banner was altered to read 'ALL Lives Matter' according to WFXT-TV. At the Cavalry Church two Black Lives Matter signs and one mural were destroyed. 'The Town supports Black Lives Matter and all those who express those sentiments.'
Kirk Triplett puts Black Lives Matter sticker on bag for Senior Players Championship
For Kirk Triplett, the Black Lives Matter movement is a personal one. The eight-time winner on the PGA Tour Champions arrived in Akron, Ohio, for this week’s Bridgestone Senior Players Championship at Firestone Country Club with a Black Lives Matter sticker on his golf bag. “This seems like a good venue where this message maybe doesn’t get spread as much,” said Triplett in a PGA Tour Champions video on Tuesday. For me, personally, I was affected kind of more personally this time and it seemed like a natural thing having an African-American son in the house and having to have these conversations.”For @realcaptainkirk, Black Lives Matter is personal. pic.twitter.com/kH5jL7E8oz — PGA TOUR Champions (@ChampionsTour) August 11, 2020“That’s a conversation that I think people around golf, it doesn’t hit home,” Triplett said of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Dinesh D’Souza’s Attacks On Kamala Harris Are Part Of A Bigger Problem In The Indian Community
It’s hard to deny that D’Souza has built his career off making ad hominem attacks against Black people. But now, given conservative political commentator Dinesh D’Souza’s recent statements defending the president and attacking Kamala Harris, I must accept my burden, and collect this idiot. D’Souza, I’m guessing, is just fine getting privilege at the cost of Black people’s dignity. Harris is a Black woman, but she’s also an Indian woman, and her right to live in both of those identities should be protected. No passes for anti-Black white people in 2020, and no passes for anti-Black Indian people either.
One of the first successful Russian-backed misinformation efforts of the 2020 election tricked Donald Trump Jr. and Ted Cruz into helping spread false claims about Portland protesters
Prominent conservatives including Donald Trump Jr. and Sen. Ted Cruz retweeted misleading claims and footage attempting to depict Portland protesters as having burned a "stack of Bibles." But the narrative was originally set in motion by Russian-backed media outlet Ruptly, The New York Times reported Tuesday. After Ruptly aired misleadingly edited footage of the protesters, a right-wing commentator tweeted the footage along with claims further mischaracterizing them, which several conservative politicians and news outlets then amplified. Several high-profile conservatives including Donald Trump Jr. and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas shared Russian misinformation, the The New York Times reported Tuesday. In Portland, Oregon, protests against police brutality have continued for more than 70 consecutive days.
Ex-Asheville officer jumps into melee, claims to be 'police.' Calls to investigate him
Attorney Joe Bowman said a civilian can assist an officer if the officer is overwhelmed. Williams, reached Aug. 12 by the Citizen Times, declined to talk about .the incident and said district attorneys can't do investigations. The Citizen Times has made a public records request for the call. "A woman officer told me directly we needed to get on one side of the road or they were going to start arresting. Please help support this type of journalism with a subscription to the Citizen Times.
LAPD investigating possible 'swatting' incident at BLM activist's home
(CNN) The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is investigating a possible swatting incident after heavily armed officers were called to the home of a prominent Black Lives Matter activist on Wednesday morning. An LAPD spokesperson tells CNN that officers responded to a call of a reported kidnapping at Melina Abdullah's home at 8:53 a.m. PT on Wednesday. The call, however, appears to have been a swatting and is under investigation, the spokesperson said. Abdullah, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles and a Cal State L.A. professor, streamed live video on her Instagram account Wednesday morning showing heavily armed officers assembled outside her home. "We just want to make sure you're OK."Read More
10 quotes to help you get to know Kamala Harris
News that Democratic Senator Kamala Harris is to be Joe Biden's running mate in the US presidential election is already history-making. She’s spent her career defending our Constitution and fighting for folks who need a fair shake," he wrote. On preventing crime:"To be smart on crime, we should not be in a position of constantly reacting to crime after it happens. We are all, and should be treated as, equals, but the disparity in terms of income and inequality, for women and women of colour, is significant." SUBSCRIBE NOWThis content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses.
A QAnon Conspiracist Will Almost Certainly Be In Congress
The possibility of members of Congress promoting QAnon, the deranged conspiracy theory movement that President Donald Trump has helped amplify, is becoming a reality. On Tuesday, QAnon supporter Marjorie Taylor Greene won the Republican primary runoff in Georgia, a deep-red district where she is almost assured to win the general election. On Tuesday, Greene said she was “just as fed up with what I’ve seen from spineless Republicans” as she was with Democrats. “She deserves a YouTube channel, not a seat in Congress. Adam Kinzinger, a Republican Congressman from Illinois, tweeted Wednesday that QAnon conspiracies have “no place in Congress.”Even as some Republicans may distance themselves from QAnon, the president, for one, has amplified the movement’s conspiracies on social media.
Christine Brown's Daughter Gwendlyn Comes Out as "Raging Bisexual"
Sister Wives star Christine Brown is dedicated to her kids, and fans are pretty fond of them, too. Her daughter Gwendlyn has come out as a "raging bisexual" on social media. "I’m your basic, average girl and I’m here to save the world," Gwendlyn Brown's very new Twitter account's bio reads. But some Sister Wives fans are scratching their heads a little. "'Racist' is not an insult; it’s an encouragement to educate oneself and become someone who isn’t called racist, instead of being someone who asks not to be called racist," Gwendlyn tweets.
The NFL is dying. Could the coronavirus save it?
Imagine for a moment if Adam Silver, the forward-thinking commissioner of the NBA, took over the NFL. How would he look at a 2020 season impaired by the coronavirus? He’d take advantage of the Washington football naming debacle to start a public conversation and elevate the league’s image. But more important, if the NFL were located in just one or two cities, they would have to play games every single day. The Washington Football Team literally has no name this year (they’re actually called the Washington Football Team) because of owner Daniel Snyder’s refusal to abandon the Redskins brand.
Teen Vogue’s Virtual Orientation Aims to Prepare Students For an Abnormal Fall Semester
To say it’ll be unusual and scary for U.S. students to return to school during a pandemic is an understatement. Teen Vogue is hoping to offer them some helpful, professional guidance for the fall semester with its latest virtual event. The Condé Nast-owned publication will host its first virtual Teen Vogue Orientation on Aug. 14, with conversations tied to three career fields and entrepreneurship. Orientation kicks off Teen Vogue’s Road to Summit, a series of ticketed, monthly virtual workshops that will also address the same three themes. The series will lead up to a virtual edition of the annual Teen Vogue Summit in December.
Desi Twitter erupts with jokes, praise and criticism over Kamala Harris
Sen. Kamala Harris is officially the Democratic vice presidential pick, and Desi Twitter — the space in which young South Asians share memes, TikToks and relatable experiences — has strong feelings about it. Kamala Harris is also half Indian! Kamala Harris is a Black and Desi woman. Kamala Harris about to Bole chudiyan, bole kangna y’all into some handcuffs — Rikshaboi (@rikshaboi) August 12, 2020Can't wait for Kamala Harris to decolonise the prison industrial complex by serving idlis and sambhar in prison. Kamala Harris.
Utah homeowners group sorry about notice to remove BLM signs
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah homeowners association apologized after asking residents to take down their Black Lives Matter signs. One of those residents was Dan Carlson, a sociology and family and consumer studies professor at the University of Utah. He posted a photo on social media Tuesday of the notice that the Daybreak homeowners association in South Jordan, a Salt Lake City suburb, sent him. He added that he has lived in Daybreak since 2016 and has never been aware of any other instance where the homeowners association attempted to have political yard signs removed. Carlson said he spoke with the director of the homeowners association, who was apologetic.
After night of violence, will Magnificent Mile looting be the last straw for Chicago?
CHICAGO — Shattered glass and other debris from looted stores was still being cleaned up Tuesday after a wave of violence tore through the city's upscale shopping districts. He was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive, according to Chicago police Superintendent David Brown. The brazenness of people openly looting and attacking police officers shows that they feel that they have nothing to lose, he added. Police Shooting Leads To Widespread Looting And Violence In Chicago (Scott Olson / Getty Images)While perennial frustration with law enforcement has often sparked violence within local communities, rarely does that violence move beyond its neighborhood, experts say. Lightfoot has already taken a hard-line stance that the looting was “abject criminal behavior” and “straight-up felony criminal conduct."
LAPD probes likely ‘swatting’ call after descending on home of Black Lives Matter activist
LAPD probes likely ‘swatting’ call after descending on home of Black Lives Matter activist Los Angeles police are investigating what officials say was probably a prank call that resulted in heavily armed officers descending on the home of Black Lives Matter activist Melina Abdullah Wednesday morning.
Trump paints Democratic ticket as both radical and moderate
President Donald Trump’s campaign is struggling to define California Sen. Kamala Harris, the newly announced running mate for Democratic rival Joe Biden. Like Biden, Harris has staked out relatively moderate stances over the course of her career on issues such as health care and law enforcement. That’s complicating the Trump campaign’s crude efforts to depict the Democratic ticket as out of step with the country. A radical leftist — who is causing a ‘revolt’ among Bernie voters. One Trump campaign official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss strategy said the mixed messages were aimed at different audiences.
Artist Spotlight: Music for Social Justice
A weekly feature showcasing local artistsName: Music for Social JusticeWhat: This is a new video series from the College of Music at Michigan State University that will address issues of inequality through music. The nine-episode series includes new performances from MSU artist with brief commentary on why the music they chose is important to them. "This video series is important for the College of Music primarily because it makes a statement that we’re committed to equality and freedom for all, and that Black Lives Matter,” he said. Whitaker will perform his original composition titled “John Lewis,” which he wrote for the jazz pianist. Where: Learn more about the series at music.msu.edu and view it on YouTube at youtu.be/6QEN_mvAskw or watch the video belowMelody Baetens
Harris pick creates an emotional moment for Black women
“I’m jumping for joy,” said Johnnetta Cole, who was the first Black female president of Spelman College, the historically Black all-female college in Atlanta. ADBiden’s choice was described as “safe” by some analysts, a striking description given the historical prejudices facing Black women. “I’m having a Shirley Chisholm moment,” said LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund. “There are so many women — Black women — who were never considered. Black men theoretically won that right 150 years ago, but barriers to exercising the franchise were quickly erected.
LAPD probes likely ‘swatting’ call after descending on home of Black Lives Matter activist
Los Angeles police are investigating what officials say is likely a prank call that led to heavily armed officers descending on the home of one of the city’s leading Black Lives Matter activists Wednesday morning. An officer asks her what her address is, and she tells him. Advertisement“Are you looking for me?” Abdullah asks. The officer asks her to come to him, and says, “You’re not in trouble.”Once Abdullah gets to the officers, another officer asks, “Are you in any danger?” Abdullah says she is not. The FBI has warned of the dangers of swatting since 2008 and says hundreds of cases occur every year.
Where Kamala Harris Has Stood on Issues Throughout Her Career — Leading Up to Being VP Pick
"I'm proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign," Joe Biden said TuesdayWhere Kamala Harris Has Stood on Issues Throughout Her Career — Leading Up to Being VP PickFollowing Tuesday's announcement that Kamala Harris will join Joe Biden on the Democratic Party's 2020 ticket, the California senator's career is again in the national spotlight as she seeks the second-highest office in the country. Former President Barack Obama said that Biden, his own vice president, "nailed" the choice of a running mate. Image zoom Sen. Kamala Harris on June 25 Alexander Drago-Pool/GettyHarris' Senate CareerOnce elected to Congress in 2016, Harris became only the second Black woman ever in the Senate. Their back-and-forth was headline-grabbing, given Harris' friendship with the former vice president and his late son, Beau. Harris this summer became a leading voice in the Senate on issues of racial injustice and criminal justice reforms.
Luke Bryan Says the Lady Antebellum Name Change Is 'a Mess'
Luke Bryan weighed in on the drama between Lady A, formerly known as Lady Antebellum, and blues singer Lady A, who has been performing under the name for decades. “I can say that for years, everyone in the community, in the country music community has really referred to them as Lady A. Like, I would call and say, ‘Hey, get the Lady A guys on the phone. '”Though Bryan said changing the band’s name was “a great option for them to choose,” it later turned into a more “tricky” situation. “But what a mess in the aftermath of removing ‘antebellum.
Kaia Gerber and Cara Delevingne’s Matching ‘Solemate’ Tattoos: Pic
Happy birthday, Cara Delevingne! In honor of the 28-year-old’s special day on Wednesday, August 12, Kaia Gerber shared a pic of their matching “solemate” foot tattoos. Back in May, a Delevingne Twitter fan account posted a black-and-white photo of Gerber snapping a pic of their feet to get what appears to be the aforementioned tattoo pic. This wasn’t the only intimate moment Gerber shared for the model’s birthday. “The only person who wears my face on a sweatshirt,” Gerber wrote on top of the pic.
The Problem With Donald Trump's Insults About the NBA
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Donald Trump went on Fox Sports Radio on Tuesday and did Donald Trump things. Asking James to speak about the situation in Hong Kong with the same passion he has for issues at home is wild. Besides: On China, Trump can’t claim any moral high ground. I will say that with Hong Kong, we gave tremendous incentives and costs us a fortune to keep Hong Kong viable and going. We're not sending money through incentives back to Hong Kong.
Ilhan Omar Wins Democratic Primary in Minnesota
Photo: Getty ImagesOn Tuesday night, early projections showed Representative Ilhan Omar winning the Democratic primary over attorney Antone Melton-Meaux in Minnesota’s fifth district. As of late Tuesday night, Omar was leading her primary challenger by over 15 points in the safely blue district, which encompasses Minneapolis. Omar has invested some $400,000 on digital ads but Melton-Meaux has $1.5 million in outside help. A high-spending super PAC, Americans for Tomorrow’s Future, has also waded into the race, spending close to $2.5 million on mailers and TV ads criticizing Omar and boosting Melton-Meaux. Three other candidates ran in the primary, though did not receive a significant portion of the vote.
Why Black Lives Matter’s Moment Might Already Be Over
Piecemeal implementation of policing reduction efforts, meanwhile, seems bound to leave a sour taste in people’s mouths regarding the burgeoning “defund” movement. Confidence among Black adults has always been significantly lower than for white adults, with a high of 37 percent. This remains so even as most black people plainly don’t trust officers and consider them racist. His surrogates on Fox News and others like Rudy Giuliani have gone back to characterizing Black Lives Matter activists as part of a terrorist hate group. Even at this historic moment, eroded trust in the police could be greeted with yet another thwarted effort to change them.
Marjorie Taylor Greene, Trump’s Favorite QAnon Candidate, Wins Georgia Primary
QAnon supporters are overjoyed after Marjorie Taylor Greene won a congressional primary runoff in her home state of Georgia on Tuesday, a victory that virtually guarantees her a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. “Congratulations to future Republican Star Marjorie Taylor Greene on a big Congressional primary win in Georgia against a very tough and smart opponent. Congratulations to future Republican Star Marjorie Taylor Greene on a big Congressional primary win in Georgia against a very tough and smart opponent. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2020Who is Marjorie Taylor Greene? Greene’s victory — and Trump’s subsequent endorsement of her — represents how rapidly the QAnon conspiracy theory has gained traction in recent months.
Joe Biden's VP choice of Kamala Harris signals return to American values and competence
Harris is much like Biden, and nothing like Trump, in that she has spent decades in politics and government. Furthermore, as Biden’s CliffsNotes to himself on Harris said, “Do not hold grudges.” Choosing her proves he doesn’t, as opposed to the current president. 'Defining moment in U.S. history'All of this is the floor, and far from the ceiling, of what Harris brings to the 2020 race. She is the first Asian American and first Black woman on a major-party presidential ticket. Harris, whose husband is an entertainment lawyer, led the Democratic primary field in Hollywood fundraising last year during her own presidential campaign.
Spat between Ben & Jerry's, UK government over treatment of migrants heats up
The spat between Ben and Jerry's and the British government is heating up after the ice cream maker implied in a tweet that Parliament showed a "lack of humanity" for asylum seekers. "People wouldn’t make dangerous journeys if they had any other choice," Ben and Jerry's said. Successive British governments have for decades struggled with illegal immigration across the channel, both from migrants on boats and those smuggled through ports of entry in trucks and other vehicles. Ben and Jerry's was founded in Burlington, Vt., in 1978 by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield. Ben & Jerry's didn't immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.
Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook will work with whoever wins the election to address Big Tech concerns
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on Wednesday said the social media company needs to work with whoever wins the 2020 U.S. election to address their concerns about Big Tech. Sandberg said Facebook's size is what allows the company to help millions of small businesses sell online and runs targeted ads to potential customers. "We are a platform on which small businesses are powered," Sandberg said. Sandberg and Facebook have made championing for small businesses a priority throughout 2020. "That was important in any election, but with the coronavirus concerns about polls closing and 'How do I do this now in a more online world?'
Can Kamala Harris excite more Latinos for Joe Biden?
“She has a track record Latinos can have confidence in,” Julián Castro, the only Latino Democratic 2020 presidential candidate, told NBC News. Post-debate polling showed Hispanic voters felt Harris performed best and she was the candidate most likely to get their vote. Harris left the race in December as Biden’s and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ favorability with Latinos rose. Engaging young Latinos, addressing police reformBiden has done well with older Latino voters, but Sanders won the Latino vote in key states' primaries including Texas and Nevada and mobilized new and young voters. A daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants, Harris has been able to connect with younger immigrants and children of immigrants.
Depression, heartbreak and then a reckoning: The rebirth of Katy Perry
But if it had, the 15-year-old — who is now known to the world at Katy Perry — would have been ready. AdvertisementOn her new album, Katy Perry sings about overcoming a bout of clinical depression. Getting number ones does nothing for your inside.”Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry reunited at the end of 2018 and have since gotten engaged. And I also believe that only they know the truth.”Katy Perry and sharks perform during halftime of Super Bowl XLIX. There’s definitely a reckoning — an uncomfortable but necessary reckoning — that is happening right now.”AdvertisementKaty Perry takes a selfie with a billboard promoting her new album “Smile,” near her record label, Capitol Records.
Harris a reassuring choice among Boston business executives
She’s got experience at the national level,” said Cathy Minehan, former chief executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. She is smart and she is pragmatic,” Stephen Pagliuca, the private equity investor and co-owner of the Boston Celtics, said of Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s newly minted running mate . “She will continue to build momentum for the campaign,” added John Fish, chief executive of Boston construction company Suffolk. Advertisement“This is the diverse, inclusive, equitable America,” said Colette Phillips, an Antiguan native who runs a communications firm in Boston. “The right tone at the national level will be recognized as incredibly important to achieve that,” Spring added, saying she was speaking for herself and not Weber Shandwick.
In HBO’s ‘Lovecraft Country,’ a monster called Jim Crow
The exuberant new HBO series “Lovecraft Country,” set in the segregated mid-1950s, could also be called “Metaphor Country.” In each episode, the central characters, all Black, encounter a very different horror motif — gelatinous monsters, a haunted house, a demonic potion — that ultimately represents something real: racism. The various tropes of “Lovecraft Country” constantly come down to the one monster that can’t be extinguished with a wooden stake or a magic formula, the one whose manifestations range from sundown towns that Blacks need to leave before dark to blazing crosses on front lawns. I’m not a huge horror fan, especially the broader, bloodier kinds, but as the first five episodes of “Lovecraft Country” cycle through horror formulas I found myself fascinated by the ever-shifting fantasia. It’s as if Atticus & Co. spend an episode in, say, “Get Out,” and then an episode in “The Fly,” and so forth. AdvertisementThe jump-scares in “Lovecraft Country” are fun enough if you’re a fan, but the more insidious chills are what kept me on the hook.
Protesters to Churchill Downs: If you care about racial justice, cancel the Kentucky Derby
Members of Louisville's Black community are calling on Churchill Downs to cancel the 2020 Kentucky Derby — even as the company pushes forward with plans to run the race in September with fans. On Wednesday, while announcing updates for the fast-approaching Derby, Churchill Downs President Kevin Flanery said the events that have led to current civil unrest "deserve thoughtful discussion, continued conversation and subsequent action." But Findley and Aaron Jordan, a leader of the grassroots group No Justice No Peace Louisville, said the Derby has routinely excluded the city's Black neighborhoods. And if Churchill Downs wants to really send a message that it stands for racial justice, it will cancel the race, they said. Jordan and Findley said Churchill officials and Derby attendees should expect to see "mass demonstrations" and protests during the week of the event.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to hold debut event as Democratic ticket
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are set to debut the Democratic presidential ticket the party hopes will defeat Donald Trump in November’s election with an in-person campaign event in Biden’s home state of Delaware. Kamala Harris: trailblazer who went from Joe Biden’s rival to running mate Read more“I was raised to take action,” Harris said in a video she posted on Twitter on Wednesday. But the event on Wednesday, like nearly every aspect of the 2020 race, has been upended by the coronavirus pandemic. Though Biden already had her vote, Benjamin said choosing Harris added energy and dynamism to the Democratic ticket. Trump also said he was surprised Biden would choose Harris, after her attack on the former vice-president during the debate.
Video: 'We're gonna kick that b**** out of Congress' says Marjorie Greene
Video: Donald Trump CONGRATULATES QAnon follower who won Republican primary and immediately called Nancy Pelosi a 'b***h' - saying she is a 'real WINNER!' Marjorie Greene took aim at Nancy Pelosi and said, 'we're gonna kick that b**** out of Congress.' She also took a stance against AOC, Ilhan Omar, and the Black Lives Matter movement.
LAPD descend on BLM leader's home in 'swatting' attack
Melina Abdullah, co-founder of BLM-LA, began streaming live on Instagram Wednesday morning showing armed officers outside her home near the intersection of Crenshaw and West Washington boulevards. The video feed reportedly showed officers dressed in tactical gear screaming orders at her as she went outside to speak with them. Melina Abdullah, co-founder of BLM-LA, began streaming live on Instagram Wednesday morning showing armed officers outside of her home near the intersection of Crenshaw and West Washington boulevardsWHAT IS SWATTING? Swatting refers to a prank 911 call made to attract a large armed law enforcement presence to a specific address without actual cause. The incident came on the same morning Abdullah was scheduled to speak to the press about a campaign to appoint her as dean of the new College of Ethnic Studies at Cal State L.A., where she teaches.
Portland's new DA will drop charges against HUNDREDS of protesters arrested over 76 nights of riots
The policy change doesn't affect federal charges, of which there are dozens, including arson. Demetria Hester, center, speaks to the media after being released from the Multnomah County Justice Center on Monday. Hester's arrest drew a sharp rebuke from national Black Lives Matter activistsWatch: Multnomah County DA Mike Schmidt announces policy on Portland protests Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announces policy on Portland protests. Posted by KGW-TV on Tuesday, 11 August 2020Schmidt's policy change came the day after he dropped charges against Demetria Hester 'in the interest of justice.' A person in another demonstrating group that blocked traffic for hours near the Multnomah County Sheriff´s Office building fell off the back of a pickup truck, the statement said.
Is Trump Colluding With Kanye To Beat Biden?
The bizarre, not quite real, not quite fake presidential campaign of Kanye West has had the GOP’s fingerprints all over it. Indeed, Republican operatives, including some linked to Donald Trump, are almost certainly using the rapper as a spoiler candidate to try to sabotage Joe Biden. But whether Ye or Trump, who have a shared love for attention, are themselves in cahoots has been an open question. “I like his wife,” the president added, referring to Kim Kardashian West, who has lobbied Trump and Kushner on criminal justice issues. “It was so clearly deficient that it wasn’t even worth defending,” lawyer Scott Salmon said of West’s petition.
Kamala Harris’s controversial record on criminal justice, explained
Biden also backs a fairly aggressive criminal justice reform plan, despite his own mixed record on criminal justice issues. Now critics have labeled her a “cop” — a sellout for a broken criminal justice system. “There’s been incredibly rapid change in public opinion, in attention to criminal justice,” Silard said, citing his decades-long experience in the criminal justice system and current experience as president of the reform-minded Rosenberg Foundation. Criminal justice reform had spread nationally: Congress passed the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, effectively reducing penalties for crack cocaine. She has adopted sweeping rhetoric about the criminal justice system, arguing that it needs to be systematically changed.
Harris got what she wanted, but can she deliver?
**On the roster: Harris got what she wanted, but can she deliver? The successful model for presidential running mates in recent years has been to calm things down rather than spice them up. Harris’ place on the leaderboard will depend a great deal on how well the Biden campaign deploys her and how well her own independent organization gets along with Biden’s long-established crew. But her own presidential campaign – a confusing mess – leaves open the question of her competency. That timeline would put the benefits on pace to expire sooner than the December termination set in Saturday’s executive action by President Trump.
‘It Was a Planned Attack.’ Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says Looting Was Organized
A day after looters smashed-in retailer’s windows, carried away loads of high-end merchandise and overwhelmed police officers in downtown Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says the violence was an organized raid and not a demonstration of angry protest. News of the incident—along with misinformation that a minor had been shot—pinballed on social media, resulting in “caravans” of cars headed north downtown, Lightfoot says. “Particularly small businesses of color, without any regard for not only hurting those business owners but hurting also employees, who also are generally employees of color. That offends me to the core.”On Jeweler’s Row along Wabash Avenue, in Chicago’s central business district, some small business owners saw their entire livelihood wiped away. I am left with nothing but my health.”With such a risk hanging over business owners’ heads, many are now reassessing what they should do next.
Americans' confidence in police falls to historic low, Gallup poll shows
"Pretty much since the beginning we’ve always seen a gap in confidence in police between Black and white Americans," said Jeff Jones, Gallup senior editor. Over the following six years, Black Americans' confidence in police began to drop, while white Americans' trust in law enforcement remained fairly steady. Gallup's annual Confidence in Institutions poll also measures Americans' trust in systems like the media, public schools, the presidency, medical institutions and more. The poll surveyed 1,226 U.S. adults, including an oversample of Black Americans, June 8 to July 24. : How the movement got momentum after George Floyd's deathContributing: Kevin Johnson and Kristine Phillips, USA TODAYFollow N'dea Yancey-Bragg on Twitter: @NdeaYanceyBraggThis article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Americans' confidence in police falls to new low, Gallup poll shows
Kamala Harris is both a historic and flawed candidate
Having more women and people of color lead in the halls of power would probably make it more difficult to uphold these kinds of laws. A study showed that when women run for office, it inspires other women to do so as well. She supported and enforced a law that prosecuted parents whose kids did not show up to school, which effectively criminalized poverty. After all, it took several powerful movements — not presidents or vice presidents — to make someone who looks like Kamala Harris a viable candidate for vice president. AdvertisementThat’s why the country also has in Harris a candidate who should indeed be celebrated for bringing more diversity to the executive branch — it’s an achievement that has been generations in the making.
Jerry Jones’ pursuit of a graceful landing on social issues shows how his stance on player protests has evolved
I have nothing to prove as far as where I stand with support of my players," Jones said to reporters via conference call. Grace not only in our actions but in our understanding.”The key to deciphering exactly where Jones stands today is his acknowledgement that times change. These are very sensitive times," Jones said. “My job is to run the Dallas Cowboys. But times change, people evolve, and Jerry Jones’ threats to remove those players from the Dallas Cowboys are a thing of the distant past.
Milwaukee artists are bringing back the Black Is Beautiful bike ride
The Black Is Beautiful bike ride across Milwaukee is coming back. In June, following several days of Black Lives Matter protests across the city and country, rapper WebsterX and other Milwaukee creatives orchestrated a 16-mile Black pride ride. There were more than 2,000 participants, and more than $21,000 was raised through sales of a Black Is Beautiful shirt for community organizations Walnut Way and Leaders Igniting Transformation (LIT) Milwaukee. The Black Is Beautiful shirt was re-released late last week in two additional colors, and over $6,000 worth of shirts have already been sold. RELATED:'Today is a mental health break': Thousands ride through Milwaukee to spread the message 'Black is Beautiful'Contact Piet at (414) 223-5162 or plevy@journalsentinel.com.
Radical or moderate? Trump paints Democratic ticket as both
President Donald Trump’s campaign is struggling to define California Sen. Kamala Harris, the newly announced running mate for Democratic rival Joe Biden. ADVERTISEMENTSkip................................................................Like Biden, Harris has staked out relatively moderate stances over the course of her career on issues such as health care and law enforcement. That’s complicating the Trump campaign’s crude efforts to depict the Democratic ticket as out of step with the country. A radical leftist — who is causing a ‘revolt’ among Bernie voters. One Trump campaign official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss strategy said the mixed messages were aimed at different audiences.
The Guardian view on Kamala Harris: a safe and historic appointment | Editorial
His vice-presidential pick had to be able to reach parts of the country – and his party – that Mr Biden could not. Ms Harris would be the country’s first black vice president, its first Asian-American vice-president and its first female vice-president. Like Barack Obama, Ms Harris represents an interracial America that most citizens aspire to live in today. The Trump campaign also has the resources, in time and money, to fight a deeply divisive campaign against Democrats. Both Mr Biden and Ms Harris are centrists, backed by wealthy donors while being mostly committed to progressive values.
Kaia Gerber and Cara Delevingne have matching foot tattoos
And Kaia Gerber, 18, made sure to make her pal Cara Delevingne's 28th birthday one to remember with a sweet post on Instagram on Wednesday. The model shared a series of snaps including one which showed the pair's matching 'solemate' tattoos on their feet. One revealed they had matching tattoos saying 'solemate' while the other showed them interlinking toes while holding hands, without the inkings. 'Solemate': The model tagged Cara in a snap of their feet next to each other with the matching tattoos clearly visibleMailOnline has contacted representatives for Kaia and Cara to ask for a comment. The pair put on a cosy display, with Kaia wrapping her arm around Cara during the day and the friends holding hands while walking through the crowd.
World 200m champion Lyles admits long-term psychological problems
Advertising Read moreParis (AFP)World champion sprinter Noah Lyles revealed on Wednesday that he has had psychological problems since he was eight years old, issues that worsened with the coronavirus pandemic, the postponement of the Olympics and the Black Lives Matter movement. "I probably deal with it since I was eight years old, all different forms at different times of my life," the 23-year-old said ahead of the Diamond League meeting in Monaco on Friday. "But it probably just got the worst in April, it's probably the hardest I have ever had to deal with. "The Black Lives movement, that really put the final nail on the coffin." The American sprint star has often shown a bubbly, cheerful personality in front of the cameras to go with his blistering performances, but admits that he has experienced dark moments.
Radical or moderate? Trump paints Democratic ticket as both
President Donald Trump’s campaign is struggling to define California Sen. Kamala Harris, the newly announced running mate for Democratic rival Joe Biden. Like Biden, Harris has staked out relatively moderate stances over the course of her career on issues such as health care and law enforcement. That’s complicating the Trump campaign’s crude efforts to depict the Democratic ticket as out of step with the country. A radical leftist — who is causing a ‘revolt’ among Bernie voters. One Trump campaign official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss strategy said the mixed messages were aimed at different audiences.
Ocasio-Cortez celebrates 'squad' primary victories: 'The people triumphed'
“All that energy and all those dollars wasted, ‘cause these ladies aren’t going anywhere,” DuVernay tweeted. ADVERTISEMENT“Tens of millions in big money was targeted to unseat 3 of us as ‘safe’ Dems - almost unheard of,” Ocasio-Cortez added. Tens of millions in big money was targeted to unseat 3 of us as “safe” Dems - almost unheard of. The fourth “squad” member, Rep. Ayanna Pressley Ayanna PressleyIt's past time to be rid of the legacy of Jesse Helms Minneapolis Star Tribune endorses Ilhan Omar's primary challenger Tlaib wins Michigan Democratic primary MORE (D-Mass. In addition to those three victories, the primary season has seen multiple cases of political newcomers mounting successful challenges against longtime Democratic incumbents, the same trajectory Ocasio-Cortez and Pressley followed in 2018.
The New Democratic Platform Is Marked by Progressive Inroads
Jonathan WeilerLast month, to even less fanfare than in a typical election year, the Democratic Party released its 2020 platform. Joe Biden may be a moderate, but the platform he’s running on includes a long list of progressive goals and language. But it would be wrong to entirely dismiss the document as a guide to what goals a Biden presidency might pursue. One indication of the progressive influence on the platform comes in the introduction. The platform is not, however, a giveaway to Sanders, Warren, or progressive activists more broadly.
Now Comes the Difficult Work of Pushing the Biden-Harris Ticket Left
This isn’t the ticket progressives wanted, but now it’s on us to push them every step of the way. It’s up to those of us on the left to generate the winds we want to prevail by building power outside of presidential politics. As of today, that argument appears to be persuasive enough, with Biden trouncing Trump in most polls despite a lack of traditional campaigning. For progressives and those on the Democratic Party’s so-called “left wing,” Biden’s candidacy has been a tough pill to swallow. Help In These Times Continue Publishing Progressive journalism is needed now more than ever, and In These Times needs you.
Kamala Harris’ Disturbing Brand of Criminal Justice Reform
The sad reality is that Harris is in step with a troubling Washington consensus on criminal justice reform. The sad reality is that she is in step with a troubling Washington consensus on criminal justice reform. Some major criminal justice reform advocates, including Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, remained outspoken opponents. As the criminal justice gaze was fixed on this alleged bipartisan miracle, William Barr, a champion of hardline penal policies when he was President George H.W. A new generation of prosecutors is willing to take on the Fraternal Order of Police and the statewide associations of district attorneys and sheriffs—some of the biggest obstacles to real criminal justice reform.
The Grim World Our Grandchildren Will Inherit
Be the first to hear about Nation Travels destinations, and explore the world with kindred spirits. True, if I were lucky (or perhaps unlucky), I could live another 20 years and see yet a newer world born. Honestly, who ever imagined such an American world? This is not the world I either imagined or would ever have dreamed of leaving to those far younger than me. No matter the bad news of this moment, who knows what our world might really look like 20 years from now?
Another Charlottesville
Ad PolicyI grew up and spent most of my life in Virginia, and Charlottesville was the setting of my most cherished childhood and teenage memories. How the Police Failed in Charlottesville Alex S. VitaleThis is where my memory gets hazy. All the institutions I had been told to believe in—the police; the military; the city, state, and federal governments—stood by in silence as the fascists marched through Charlottesville. Fields himself reportedly shared two such memes prior to his lethal attack against us in Charlottesville. But the conditions that led to Charlottesville had been festering for years, and those conditions have not changed.
Kamala Harris Makes History, Many Times Over
“We did not have an orderly television family life,” her late mother, breast-cancer researcher Dr. Shyamalan Gopalan Harris, told me 17 years ago. I admired all the Black women who were on the short list, as well as (of course) Elizabeth Warren. “To have multiple Black women in a vetting process—women who could be not only VP but president—shows you the amazing pipeline of Black women leaders,” signatory Glynda Carr of Higher Heights for Women told me. Just last week, a letter decrying the stereotyped treatment of the short-listed women, from “Concerned Black Women Leaders,” grew to over 1,700 names. William Barber to actor Omar Epps, added their voices on behalf of a Black woman VP just a few days ago.
March For Our Lives shifts to new strategy
The organization is now joining forces with Black Lives Matter. The focus of the session was supposed to be the youth vote in 2020, but it turned to battling and ending gun violence against youth. Campaigning against gun violence and for specific controls gave March For Our Lives spectacular success in the 2018 mid-term elections. It’s also had an outsized impact on Black and brown youth, Hogg and Confer told Alemany, just as gun violence has. “One thing March For Our Lives focuses on is police violence” as well as gun violence, Hogg added.
‘Let Them Tremble’: So much of this history reads like right now
She was the candidate of the Communist Party USA in 1968 and is one of six Communists whose lives are recounted in Tony Pecinovsky's book, 'Let Them Tremble.' | CPUSA ArchivesIn celebration of its centennial, Tony Pecinovsky has written Let Them Tremble: Biographical Interventions Marking 100 Years of the Communist Party, USA, a book that profiles the lives of six Communist Party leaders. The Communist Party, despite continuous FBI harassment and fear tactics, continued to build the movement to free Winston. It is to let Tony Pecinovsky know that he has another book to write. Let Them Tremble: Biographical Interventions Marking 100 Years of the Communist Party, USABy Tony PecinovskyInternational Publishers, 2019425 pages , $19.95ISBN 10 0-7178-0769-X
The Nonviolent Activist Who Mentored John Lewis
In his workshops, small groups of students, Black and white, engaged in role-playing exercises. Ella Baker, a veteran civil rights organizer, invited Lawson to deliver the keynote speech at the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee’s founding meeting in April 1960. He was one of only a handful of Black students at Vanderbilt, which had begun admitting Black graduate students but not Black undergraduates. On January 31 of that year, twenty-two Black workers were sent home when it began raining. Historian Michael Honey’s 2016 documentary film, Love and Solidarity, depicts Lawson’s contributions to workers’ rights, civil rights, and nonviolent protest.
Kamala Harris pick can forge historic unity in fight for justice in America
Harris, one of many Black women leaders involved in a broad range of fights for economic justice. In every movement for democracy and social justice, Black women have battled hard for this country, putting their voices, their strength, their votes, and literally everything else they have into the struggle. That changes now with the selection of Kamala Harris as the vice presidential candidate of the Democratic Party. Their sacrifices, told and untold, made it possible for Sen. Harris to make political history today. Black women who know this reality are the people best equipped to lead the struggle for a future of democracy and justice for all.
How Kamala Harris as VP Can Be a Win for Progressives
It would have been great to see Stacey Abrams elevated, along with the very timely issues she champions, fighting the Republican strategy of deliberately disenfranchising Black voters. Kamala Harris fits that bill. I am bracing myself for the kind of sexist attacks on Harris as too “ambitious” and “shrill” that were aimed at Hillary Clinton. Anecdotally, it appears that many young people are not thrilled with either Biden or Harris, but perhaps older voters are feeling good about the ticket. That includes the Black voters in the South who put Biden over the top, suburban white women who are turning away from Trump and rural independents.
Race Is a Parenting Issue, Which Makes It Fair to Talk About in Online Parenting Groups
This begs the question whether racism is a parenting issue or a political one. Discussion about the former is, of course, allowed in parenting groups. I would therefore posit that a human rights issue is most certainly a parenting issue, and one of critical significance at that. Which is why I'm asking my parenting groups to allow discussion, and not to silence or discourage. Mom groups should be a place where we can talk about all things parenthood — including complex subjects like racism and raising antiracist kids.
Race Is a Parenting Issue, Which Makes It Fair to Talk About in Online Parenting Groups
This begs the question whether racism is a parenting issue or a political one. Discussion about the former is, of course, allowed in parenting groups. I would therefore posit that a human rights issue is most certainly a parenting issue, and one of critical significance at that. Which is why I'm asking my parenting groups to allow discussion, and not to silence or discourage. Mom groups should be a place where we can talk about all things parenthood — including complex subjects like racism and raising antiracist kids.
If We All Only Do What's Best For Our Own Families, We'll Never Get Out of This Pandemic
If We All Only Do What's Best For Our Own Families, We'll Never Get Out of This Pandemic"You just have to do what's best for your family." "You just have to do what's best for your family." "You just have to do what's best for your family." Because doing what's best for your family, and acting solely in one's own best interest, no longer works during a public health crisis. And who even knows what's best for our family without its community.
Why Smut Fics Are So Popular In The LGBTQ Community
Part of the attraction of smut specifically is the sense that there's a whole narrative behind the smut," Isa added. "Smut fics are as much an outlet for artistic expression as they are a platform to explore sexuality." Which is why taking precautions like never tagging celebrities in social media about smut fics is perhaps the safest way to go. Smut fics are as much an outlet for artistic expression as they are a platform to explore sexuality. Like any alternative to porn, smut fics don’t have to be that deep.
Kamala Harris Reading Guide: The Best Reporting on the Vice Presidential Candidate
On Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden selected Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as his vice presidential running mate. He connects her past races, particularly her 2010 bid for California attorney general against Republican Steve Cooley, to help explain her present. Cadelago followed up in December for a look at how Harris’ campaign eventually unraveled, both financially and with clashing advisers. Attorney General Days“Kamala Harris: Democrats’ anti-Palin,” Politico, December 2010Ben Smith’s profile of Harris captures her rising star after winning her spot as California attorney general. “HBCU Love: Kamala Harris Says Attending Howard Was A Childhood Dream Actualized,” Essence, May 2020On the presidential campaign trail, Harris pledged her support for historically Black colleges and universities.
Most charges against Portland protesters won’t be prosecuted, DA says
Hundreds of Portland, Oregon, protesters arrested during two months of clashes with law enforcement won’t be prosecuted, the city’s district attorney announced. Rioting charges will also not be prosecuted unless accompanied by another crime not included in the list, Schmidt said. “Violent crimes, arsons and intentional property damage cases will still be prosecuted,” spokesman Brent Weisberg said. Meanwhile, the protests in Portland reached 76 straight days, but with no arrests late Tuesday and early Wednesday, police said. The group blocked traffic for several hours near the law enforcement facility before a few protesters “entered upon” the property, police said.
Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes Says He Talked to Roger Goodell About BLM Movement
Brynn Anderson/Associated PressKansas City Chiefs superstar Patrick Mahomes has kept working to advance the social justice movement, even getting NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell involved. The quarterback discussed that and related topics Wednesday on Fox Sports' Undisputed:Mahomes noted he and others helped those in the organization register to vote and said he plans to extend that into the community. Mahomes has taken on a prominent role in pushing for change following the killing of George Floyd, who died May 25 while in the custody of Minneapolis Police. Not only has he discussed the issue on social media, but he was also one of several notable players to call out the NFL for not saying "Black lives matter." Goodell responded with a video, acknowledging past mistakes and encouraging players to speak out:It appears Mahomes and the other players pushing their teams and the NFL to help create change are beginning to make an impact.
Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, And The Gap Between Generations Of Black Democrats : Code Switch : NPR
There's the idea that Black voters are just stuck there, and don't have a lot of leeway to move in any other direction. I think the biggest misconception was about the support for Joe Biden amongst African Americans, that African Americans didn't feel strongly about Joe Biden. Were you surprised that someone like Elizabeth Warren didn't do better with black voters? Black women are the Democratic party; wherever Black women go, so goes the party. Like the matriarchal positioning of black women in the black community.
‘This is what these institutions were really built for. They were built for this moment’: Kamala Harris graduated from a historically black college
Like Coates, who graduated from Meharry Medical College’s School of Dentistry, Harris is an alumnae of a Historically Black College; she graduated from Howard University in 1986. Coates and Harris are also members of the same greek-letter organization, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., the historically Black sorority. Civil Rights movement ‘exploded out of these campuses’Students and graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities have always played a prominent role in transformative politics. “That’s kind of the legacy at Black colleges, they are kindred spirits and kindred institutions,” Favors said. Harris “stands in a much larger political history of political activism among Black women students at Black colleges,” deGregory said.
Black plus-size model sparks viral campaign after Instagram deleted her topless photo: 'There are literally thousands of images of white, thin women revealing more of their bodies'
“Why are white plus-sized bodies seen as ‘acceptable’ and accepted and Black plus-sized bodies not?” she wrote in one passionate Instagram post sharing another topless image from her shoot with Cameron. This pic of @CurvyNyome by @alex_cameron has been removed by @instagram consistently for 3 days while millions of nudes white thin women remain up (see below). Instagram constantly removes Black bigger women. Nicholas-Williams tells Yahoo Life that she had a Zoom call with two representatives from the company, who she says apologized and acknowledged that the images shouldn’t have been removed. “There are literally thousands of images of white, thin women revealing more of their bodies but [those] images aren’t being taken down.
Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Maps Out All Of Trump’s Lies That Voters Must Reconcile With
On Monday, Conway – politically conservative but anti-Trump – published an op-ed with The Washington Post laying out the unreasonable compromises voters have to reconcile with in order to support Trump. While his list is far from all-inclusive, the husband of White House presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway and outspoken critic of Trump paints a damning picture colored by lies, racism, and corruption. pic.twitter.com/5ai3UV0PbF — The Lincoln Project ???? (@ProjectLincoln) August 11, 2020The Lincoln Project may be a self-congratulatory space for Republicans who are taking a stand against Trump, but Conway’s essay is unavoidable. So, Who Is The Lincoln Project Even For? How Kellyanne Conway's Daughter Is Trolling TrumpKellyanne Conway's Husband Is Trying To Oust Trump
Residents of Chicago Neighborhood Eject Black Lives Matter Protesters
A small group of residents from Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood ejected Black Lives Matter protesters who arrived for a demonstration at a local police precinct. Organizers from one of the protest groups, GoodKids MadCity, said that they were themselves residents of Englewood, but that others in the neighborhood did not support eliminating the police entirely. Englewood has long been plagued by gun violence, including this year as Chicago sees a spike in shootings and homicides. It didn’t spark from Englewood,” Smith said. “Those [looters] are opportunists, and we’re tired of Englewood getting a black eye for any and everything that happens.”More from National Review
Police officers set dog on black man and say ‘good boy, good boy’ as it bites his leg
A police dog in Salt Lake City was ordered to attack an African American man who was on his knees with his hands in the air. Police officers arrived at Jeffery Ryans’s house in April in Salt Lake City, Utah, after they responded to a call made by someone who said they had heard him arguing with his wife, according to the Daily Mail. The officers then rushed into Mr Ryans’s back garden, as one of them claimed that he was trying to escape by climbing over the fence. Although the footage showed that Mr Ryans complied with their order, the officers ordered the dog, named Tuco, to attack him. We don’t get it.”The Salt Lake City Police Department told the Tribune: “As there is pending litigation, we are unable to discuss specifics of the case.
reparations slavery cost U.S. government $12 trillion
Reparations to the descendants of slaves could cost $12 trillionThe killing of George Floyd and ensuing protests for Black Lives Matter have pushed the conversation around a potential reparations program for descendants of slaves into the national debate. A number of politicians, states and towns are grappling with the idea on the local level. Experts have determined a federal compensation plan could cost the U.S. government between $10 trillion and $12 trillion.
Trump's Campaign Struggles to Define Democratic Party Ticket
President Donald Trump’s campaign is struggling to define Sen. Kamala Harris, Democrat Joe Biden‘s newly announced running mate. Do they attempt to fire up their own base and scare off moderates by painting Biden and Harris as radical socialists? Or do they aim to depress enthusiasm among the Democratic base by arguing Biden and Harris are opportunistic and insufficiently liberal? A radical leftist — who is causing a ‘revolt’ among Bernie voters. Biden campaign spokesperson Andrew Bates pushed back.
Downtown Chicago reopens for cleanup in wake of widespread looting
Downtown Chicago's expressways and bridges reopened on Tuesday as business owners and emergency workers rushed to recover in the wake of widespread looting and violence. Looters broke into downtown shops in the early hours of the morning, Chicago, Aug 10, 2020. MORE: Downtown Chicago under lockdown in wake of looting, violent unrestATM machines were compromised, cash registers were stolen and at least one bank was broken into, police said. PHOTO: Police respond as civil unrest & looting breaks out across downtown Chicago following the shooting of an Englewood man, Aug 9, 2020. “When protesters attack high-end retail stores that are owned by the wealthy and service the wealthy, that is not ‘our’ city and has never been meant for us.”Downtown Chicago reopens for cleanup in wake of widespread looting originally appeared on abcnews.go.com
NASCAR's Bubba Wallace lands multiyear Columbia Sportswear sponsorship
Columbia Sportswear is hitting the track with Bubba Wallace. Continue Reading BelowThe clothing company has signed a multiyear contract with the race car driver to make him the brand’s first brand ambassador in NASCAR. Wallace, who is an avid boater, called the partnership “organic and authentic,” pointing to his interest in hiking and other outdoor pursuits. Terms of the deal were not released, but it will kick off with the primary sponsorship of Wallace’s Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet at Dover International Speedway on Aug. 23, when the No. Wallace, 26, will be a free agent at the end of the 2020 season, but said the contract is not confirmation that he will be returning to Richard Petty Motorsports next year.
LAPD investigating possible ‘swatting’ incident near home of Black Lives Matter activist
The Los Angeles police are investigating a possible prank call that led to the department’s heavily armed SWAT team descending on the block of one of the city’s leading Black Lives Matter activists, according to an LAPD spokesman. No one was injured, though Abdullah repeatedly expressed fear that officers would escalate the situation. She said she was concerned about the safety of her children, who were in her home at the time. Rubenstein said a call was made about a house on the block where Abdullah lives, near the intersection of Crenshaw and West Washington boulevards, but he would not specify the exact address or whether police thought Abdullah was the intended target. Abdullah’s video showed officers screaming out orders at her after she came out of her home.
Radical or moderate? Trump paints Democratic ticket as both
The most radical pick for vice president ever — but too moderate to energize the progressive Democratic base. President Donald Trump's campaign is struggling to define Sen. Kamala Harris, Democrat Joe Biden's newly announced running mate. Do they attempt to fire up their own base and scare off moderates by painting Biden and Harris as radical socialists? Or do they aim to depress enthusiasm among the Democratic base by arguing Biden and Harris are opportunistic and insufficiently liberal? But Biden instead opted for Harris, avoiding some of the tripwires the Trump campaign had hoped to set.
Kamala for veep launches with new ad and an appearance alongside Meghan Markle
Joe Biden's campaign launched a new ad introducing Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate that showed footage of him asking her to join the ticket. He died of cancer in 2015Sen. Kamala Harris (left) and Joe Biden (right) hug during an event held before the coronavirus pandemic gripped the nation. Footage of Biden and Harris together in the new ad was mainly pre-pandemic. 'America is in crisis, and I know Joe Biden will lead us out of it,' she also said. The end of the spot cuts back to Biden and Harris' back-and-forth when he asked her to be his vice presidential nominee.
Namibia rejects German compensation offer over colonial violence
Closely watched talks appear to be stalling as reported €10m offer is dismissedNamibia has rejected a German offer of compensation for the mass murder of tens of thousands of indigenous people more than a century ago. German occupiers in Namibia almost destroyed the Herero and Nama peoples between 1904 and 1908 as they consolidated their rule in the new colony in south-west Africa. Ruprecht Polenz, the German government’s special envoy for the negotiations, did not deny that his side’s offer had been rejected. Other former colonial powers have been deeply reluctant to acknowledge the violence associated with their imperial history. In 2013 the British government said it “sincerely regrets” acts of torture carried out against Kenyans fighting for liberation from colonial rule in the 1950s and 1960s.
UPRISING: Immunity for Police Under Attack by Federal Judge
A federal judge in Mississippi is challenging the long-standing qualified immunity for police officers after the harassment of a motorist in that state, reports Marjorie Cohn. By Marjorie CohnTruthoutAs the Massachusetts legislature debates whether to water down its qualified immunity defense, a federal judge in Mississippi has filed a stunning 72-page opinion blasting the doctrine. Qualified immunity has entered the national discourse with the massive uprisings in the wake of the public lynching of George Floyd. But the judge’s hands were tied by the qualified immunity doctrine so he was forced to deny Jamison’s legal claim. “The doctrine is called ‘qualified immunity.’ In real life it operates like absolute immunity.” However, he added, “[i]mmunity is not exoneration.
THE TRUMP PERSONALITY CULT: ITS PSYCHOLOGICAL AND RELIGIOUS DIMENSIONS
If Trump has created a cult around himself, one that grants him infallibility and controls the votes of GOP legislators, what is the basis for that cult? Moreover, unlike Trump, Bush was a passionate, self-proclaimed “born again.” Yet there was no cult of personality surrounding him. Ensconced in Trump’s inflation, his victimhood is their victimhood; his supposed victimizers are their victimizers. Trump’s cult, entranced in archetypal projection, are not likely to desert him. How then to deal with the impact that the Trump cult will have on the election?
Trump and his allies greet racist QAnon ally with warm embrace after her primary win
Greene began running for office last year in a very different seat than the one she prevailed in this week. It soon became clear, though, that Greene would be an awful GOP nominee in a competitive seat like the 6th District. Facebook later removed the ad from its platform, saying it “advocates the use of deadly weapons against a clearly defined group of people.”Voters didn’t seem remotely bothered by any of this, though. Greene took first place in the nine-way primary with 40% of the vote, while Cowan was a distant second with 21%. And we’re going to kick that bitch out of Congress.” Republican leaders, including Trump, continued to congratulate Greene for her victory.
Black Lives Matter protests sparked surge in voter registrations in June
National Black Lives Matter civil rights protests sparked a surge in voter registrations, says new analysis from TargetSmart, a Democratic political data firm. Comparing 2020 voter registration data to the last presidential year (2016), TargetSmart found that while new registration numbers in March, April, and May had "tanked" from 2016, there was "a meaningful surge in June that coincided with the national protest movement." Every state that provided data, they report, had a boost in registrations in the first week of June, the week the protests became a nationwide phenomenon. Minnesota, the epicenter of the movement, nearly doubled June registrations from 2016—from from 17,000 in 2016 to 32,000 in June's first two weeks. More than 30,000 Democrats registered in those two weeks, while Republican registrations dropped by 20%.
Good News Roundup for August 12, 2020 — What a difference a day made!
Good political newsJoe is excited about having Kamala on the ticketThe moment when Joe told Kamala he’d chosen her. If I’m President, I’m committed to making things better -- not just in the short term, but sustainably, structurally, and permanently. Tony Evers Thursday: Former Vice President Joe Biden accepts the Democratic nominationMembers of the Biden familySen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)California Gov. "Now, instead of staying in Washington and working with Republicans and Democrats to reach a bipartisan deal, President Trump is at his golf club in New Jersey signing a series of dubious executive orders." The name of the third piece, “I Just Wish Her Well Frankly,” is a direct quote from President Trump when questioned about Ghislaine Maxwell at a White House coronavirus briefing.
"All enemies, foreign and domestic": Military thinkers call for military to assure Trump leaves ...
Under the first, U.S. military forces escort the former president from the White House grounds. The succession of government is determined by extralegal violence between Trump’s private army and street protesters; Black Lives Matter Plaza becomes Tahrir Square. Faced with grim prospects [of losing the election], Mr. Trump has engaged in a systemic disinformation campaign to undermine public confidence in our elections. The stakes of the 2020 election are especially high for Mr. Trump; in defeat, he will likely face criminal prosecution. In the Constitutional crisis described above, your duty is to give unambiguous orders directing U.S. military forces to support the Constitutional transfer of power.
Trump's response to Harris pick shows his campaign is stupid and incompetent
By helping lock down the only true swing demographic—college-educated suburban white women. And that will be Harris’ job—to lock down that suburban white female vote. Trump’s weird recent prattling about suburban white housewives? “Not long ago, Kamala Harris called Joe Biden a racist and asked for an apology she never received. Harris will help Biden lock down those gains, and the Trump campaign—due to sheer ignorance and incompetence—appears helpless to do anything about it.
Protests over Confederate statue shake Charlottesville, Virginia
(CNN) Protests are rattling genteel Charlottesville, Virginia, hometown of Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, over the city's plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a downtown park. On Saturday night, a group carrying torches and led by prominent white nationalist Richard Spencer held a demonstration around the statue to protest its removal. The city also voted to rename Lee Park, where the statue stands, and another nearby park named for Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. A group of residents have sued the city to keep the Lee statue in place. Slavery is dead and we just need everyone to realize and recognize that," said protester Don Gathers at Sunday's candlelight rally, according to CNN affiliate WVIRTwo local groups who support preserving the Lee statue also condemned Saturday's protests.
Chicago erupts with violence and looting after police shooting
Brown said a heavy police presence was expected in the downtown area until further notice. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Broken windows are seen at a Macy’s following a night of civil unrest and looting in downtown Chicago following the shooting of an Englewood man on Sunday. Photograph: Amy Harris/REX/ShutterstockThere was a large police presence on Monday morning outside an Apple store located north of Chicago’s downtown area. Bridges over the Chicago River were lifted, preventing travel to and from the downtown area, and Illinois state police blocked some expressway ramps into downtown. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Broken windows are seen at an Omega following a night of civil unrest and looting in downtown Chicago.
Pyrrhic Choice: Democratic and Republican Parties
In fact, both parties are now fundamentally ONE PARTY - The Corporate Party. These days there is an attempt based on the breathtaking incompetence, fumbling nepotism, and greedy cronyism of the Republican Party in general, and the Trump Administration in particular, behaving like a crime family, to draw a pyrrhic choice with the Democratic Party. Today's Democratic Party is one that has rejected FDR's "New Deal" policies that helped millions of poor Americans. Still, the Democratic Party of 2020 is very different to the party of 1993. Moreover, this Democratic and Republican Party's cynicism is an opportunist political maneuver since the Democratic Party know that Black and Brown people have no other political home to go to since they're not wanted in the Republican Party.
The Election Is Being Sabotaged Before Our Eyes
You know, Trump is just as much the domestic phenomenon as he is a foreign import in terms of his kleptocratic ties. I mean, basically I think they see climate change- I don’t think they are climate change denialists. It could be successful, but to some degree though, I feel like almost all of these PR concerns at this point are moot because I think they’re going to try to rig the election. So with that in mind, how do you think Trump will go about trying to invalidate this election or otherwise upend it? Like, I think that’s just, that’s like a sinful place to be.
Protest Song Of Week: Lockdown (Remix) By Anderson .Paak
Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Lockdown’ (Remix) By Anderson .Paak (Ft. JID, Noname & Jay Rock)The following post was originally published at Ongoing History of Protest Songs. “Lockdown” was released on Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the liberation of slaves on June 19, 1865. He created a sad reminder that despite any progress there is still a long way to go for justice. JID’s verse includes the hard-hitting line, “All the black girls missin’ and endin’ up inside the coffins. Altogether, the artists combine for a radically introspective and reflective tune on why people are rising, especially during a pandemic.
Kamala Harris’s “Top Cop” Record Faces New Scrutiny Amid BLM Protests
Kamala Harris is the daughter of immigrants, her father from Jamaica, her mother from India. SEN. KAMALA HARRIS: I really believe in him, and I have known him for a long time. AMY GOODMAN: Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris even though the two sparred on the campaign trail. AMY GOODMAN: Kamala Harris has served in the Senate since 2017. And Joe Biden has articulated very clearly that he is the candidate who promises that nothing will fundamentally change.
Virginia man said to be KKK leader who drove truck into BLM protest gets 6 years in jail
Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia man who a prosecutor described as a leader of the Ku Klux Klan and who drove through a Black Lives Matter protest in June was sentenced Monday to six years in jail. Harry H. Rogers, 36, was convicted of six misdemeanors and sentenced to a year in jail for each charge, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. Rogers still faces three felony charges of attempted malicious wounding in connection with the June 7 incident. The felony charges will be heard by a grand jury in September, the newspaper reported. During a hearing the day after the incident, Henrico County Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Taylor said in a statement that based on his social media posts and by his own admission, Rogers was a Klan leader.
Portland protests move into ‘usually quiet nighttime streets,’ report says
The Oregonian reported that protests in the city are approaching their 80th consecutive night and residents are taking to online platforms like Reddit to post their growing safety concerns. The report said the shift brings "crowds of demonstrators and a heavy police force onto usually quiet nighttime streets." Neighborhood residents regularly aid protesters as police chase small groups through Portlands residential streets, Getty reported. The Portland Police Association is a labor union that represents members of the Portland Police Bureau. "Portland, which is out of control, should finally, after almost 3 months, bring in the National Guard," Trump tweeted Monday.
2020 purge? Long-serving incumbents getting ousted in contested House primaries
But this past week, two more House incumbents were ousted in contested primaries. That brings to seven the number of sitting House members who’ve been defeated by primary challengers in the 2020 election cycle. ANOTHER LONGTIME HOUSE DEMOCRAT OUSTED BY PROGRESSIVE PRIMARY CHALLENGERThe four Republicans and three Democrats defeated in the primaries lost for different reasons. Here’s a quick look at the seven House incumbents who will be packing up at the end of the year. Weeks before Tuesday’s primary, Watkins was charged with three counts of voter fraud for using the address of a UPS store rather than his home when registering to vote.
NYC pro-police groups say 'Blue Lives Matter' mural falls under First Amendment rights
This is where, no matter what you look like or how much money was in your pocket, you had the opportunity of starting a new life, whether it was having to work for one or having five jobs,” Joe Imperatrice, founder of Blue Lives Matter NYC, told Fox News. “You had the opportunity, no matter who you were, to advance yourself. Blue Lives Matter NYC and Standing Up for NYC “requested to paint a ‘Blue Lives Matter’ mural by One Police Plaza similar to the ‘Black Lives Matter’ murals approved by Defendants and painted by Defendant de Blasio in front of Trump Tower,” the lawsuit states, noting that the city has also allowed for the creation of seven other “Black Lives Matter” murals through the five boroughs. “Once Defendants open a forum for one, you must open that forum for all … De Blasio and Trottenberg have allowed city property to be used by private speakers according to rules that the Defendants prescribe. Under the First Amendment, however, those rules cannot discriminate on the basis of viewpoint.
He set out to mobilize Latino voters. Then the virus hit.
He set out to mobilize Latino voters. Ricky Hurtado, a Democratic candidate for the North Carolina state house, right, talks to volunteers before they head out to canvass voters, in Mebane, N.C., Sunday, March 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)Ricky Hurtado, a Democratic candidate for the North Carolina state house, right, talks to volunteers before they head out to canvass voters, in Mebane, N.C., Sunday, March 8, 2020. The closest he came to potential voters was standing 6 feet or more away while volunteering at food banks or a virus testing site. “I’m my sister’s voice, my brother’s voice, my parents’ voice.”Trump won North Carolina by less than 4 percentage points.
Black Power Scholar Illustrates How MLK And Malcolm X Influenced Each Other
"Malcolm X is really scarred by racial trauma at a very early age," Joseph says. The deeper I investigated Malcolm X, the more I understood what he meant and what the Nation of Islam meant by racial separatism. And then finally, he says and there's a great speech in 1963 in Los Angeles where he doesn't mention Malcolm X, but he's speaking out against Malcolm X in terms of what's happening in Birmingham. He defends Black people to white people and tells white people that Black people don't want Black supremacy. On how Malcolm X and King's visions mergedThey start to merge, especially in the aftermath of Malcolm's assassination on Feb. 21, 1965.
The rise of Kamala Harris, the Tony Blair of San Francisco
In this Saturday, June 1, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at an SEIU event before the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco. He is future San Francisco city councilman Aaron Peskin; she is Kamala Harris, potentially the next vice president of the United States. Ms Harris stands to gain support from the tech industry too, which will be a boon for the Biden campaign’s finances. To truly advance, however, she had to cross the towering Bay Bridge to San Francisco. Perhaps it is appropriate that Ms Harris should so divide opinions in the place where she cut her teeth.
When they say the fight against racism starts at home, they aren’t lying
And if you are Black and biracial, it seems a lot of folk, but especially white folk, want to police your identity. How could the short white woman with hazel eyes, fine hair, and white skin be my mom? But being too Black for some and hardly Black at all to others is a blues song no one wants to hear from biracial Black folk. White folk have used their gaze and beauty standards as a weapon to divide Black folk, and that plays out in how we see ourselves and one another. I fought a war inside myself, inside my family, and in this country, just to stand proudly in my identity as a Black woman.
Group demands Mercy Hospital remain open
A group of African American activists are demanding Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Gov. J.B. Pritzker end their “deafening silence” about the planned closure of Mercy Hospital & Medical Center and fight to keep it open. “We have endured years of black communities being demonized, while a system has snatched away our basic quality-of-life institutions — those institutions that most Chicagoans take for granted,” Jitu Brown, director of Journey 4 Justice, told reporters gathered outside Mercy Wednesday morning. Last month, Mercy, the city’s first chartered hospital, announced plans to close in 2021 after a plan to merge with three other money-losing hospitals collapsed when the Illinois General Assembly wrapped up a shortened session without committing any money to the proposal. Mercy, 2525 S. Michigan Ave., has struggled with financial problems for decades, due in part to a declining population in the surrounding neighborhoods.
What the scarf-mask tells us about fashion in the new normal
The first must-have look of the “new normal” doesn’t have a designer label, or a hefty price tag. Sure, go ahead and roll your eyes at the fashion industry cherrypicking face coverings based not on efficacy but on aesthetics. Perhaps the diamond shape of the scarf-mask is more flattering on the bone structure than the jaw-strap kind. Perhaps the adjacency of a scarf-mask to the timeless chic of a silk scarf tied at the throat lends it an old-school elegance that fitted shapes can’t rival. Whichever way you look at it, the new normal has its first fashion moment.
Kamala for veep launches with new ad and an appearance alongside Meghan Markle
Joe Biden's campaign launched a new ad introducing Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate that showed footage of him asking her to join the ticket. He died of cancer in 2015Sen. Kamala Harris (left) and Joe Biden (right) hug during an event held before the coronavirus pandemic gripped the nation. Footage of Biden and Harris together in the new ad was mainly pre-pandemic. 'America is in crisis, and I know Joe Biden will lead us out of it,' she also said. The end of the spot cuts back to Biden and Harris' back-and-forth when he asked her to be his vice presidential nominee.
Colorado Springs cop suspended for using fake name to post comments about BLM protesters
A cop from Colorado Springs has been suspended after commenting 'KILL THEM ALL' on a video of Black Lives Matter protesters. CSPD chief Vince Niski said Wrede posted the comments 'out of frustration', but that he did not intend to cause physical harm to anyone. The protests being filmed had blocked traffic on Interstate 25 with around a dozen cars as part of a Black Lives Matter demonstration. Wrede said that his 'KILL THEM ALL' comments made under the protest video had 'nothing to do with Black Lives Matter; nothing at all. 'His comments were unacceptable, have damaged our relationship with members of our community, and fell short of our standards.'
Americans' confidence in police falls to historic low, Gallup poll shows
Americans' confidence in the police fell to the lowest level recorded by Gallup in the nearly 30 years it has been tracking such data, driven in part by a growing racial divide on the issue. "Pretty much since the beginning we’ve always seen a gap in confidence in police between Black and white Americans," said Jeff Jones, Gallup senior editor. Over the following six years, Black Americans' confidence in police began to drop, while white Americans' trust in law enforcement remained fairly steady. Gallup's annual Confidence in Institutions poll also measures Americans' trust in systems like the media, public schools, the presidency, medical institutions and more. The poll surveyed 1,226 U.S. adults, including an oversample of Black Americans, June 8 to July 24.
Radical or moderate? Trump paints Democratic ticket as both
The most radical pick for vice president ever — but too moderate to energize the Democratic base. President Donald Trump’s campaign is struggling to define Sen. Kamala Harris, Democrat Joe Biden’s newly announced running mate. Do they attempt to fire up their own base and scare off moderates by painting Biden and Harris as radical socialists? Or do they aim to depress enthusiasm among the Democratic base by arguing Biden and Harris are opportunistic and insufficiently liberal? Harris, who dropped out of the Democratic presidential primary in December, ran her own race as a relative moderate in the field.
Americans' confidence in police falls to historic low, Gallup poll shows
Americans' confidence in the police fell to the lowest level recorded by Gallup in the nearly 30 years it has been tracking this data, driven in part by a growing racial divide on the issue. "Pretty much since the beginning we’ve always seen a gap in confidence in police between Black and white Americans," said Jeff Jones, Gallup Senior Editor. Over the following six years, Black Americans confidence in police began to drop while white American's trust in law enforcement remained fairly steady. Gallup's annual Confidence in Institutions poll also measures Americans trust in systems like the media, public schools, the presidency, medical institutions and more. The poll surveyed 1,226 U.S. adults, including an oversample of Black Americans, between June 8 and July 24.
California denies claim that BLM protester Tianna Arata faces 15 years in prison
Arata, 20, was busted on several felony charges following a protest she organized in San Luis Obispo. Police Chief Deanna Cantrell said the activist illegally led some 300 demonstrators onto Highway 101, where they blocked traffic, according to the San Luis Obispo Tribune. Social media exploded with claims that Arata faces up to 15 years in state prison — but San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow said that’s not the case, noting that prosecutors are still weighing whether to file criminal charges. “It is likely that additional investigation will be necessary before making a criminal filing decision.”He added, “Finally, recent social media posts and other media reports state that Ms. Arata faces 15 years in prison for her conduct. “The public attention this situation has attracted is understandable when one considers that what happened to Tianna hurts all of us.
Sports Illustrated owner gears up for deal with sports betting company
The owner of Sports Illustrated is gearing up to complete a deal with a sports-betting company before year end, Media Ink has learned. ABG paid $110 million in May 2019 to acquire the Sports Illustrated brand from publishing company Meredith — and then turned around and licensed the media ­operations to Maven, a tech and digital publisher. A sports-gaming deal would involve a similar transaction to ­license the SI Bets name, the source said. Salter said the potential partnership will help generate SI digital traffic, and that any gaming company that licenses the SI Bets name “will sit on the Sports Illustrated Web site,” he added. Salter addressed SI staff on July 31, and according to the Daily Beast ordered staffers to keep their complaints in-house and out of the press.
Live updates: Police face new probes after Elijah McClain’s death; Harris’s VP selection sparks celebrations
Police are investigating incidents of vandalism, in which Black Lives Matter signs were defaced and, in some cases, Ku Klux Klan stickers affixed to them, in Arlington, Mass., a town about six miles outside Boston. “Malicious vandalism” was reported Monday at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, Calvary Church, and two private residences in East Arlington, according to the Arlington Police Department. At the Unitarian church, a Black Lives Matter banner was altered to read “ALL Lives Matter.” At the Calvary Church, two ''Black Lives Matter” signs and one mural were destroyed. At one private residence, a KKK sticker was affixed to a ''Black Lives Matter” lawn sign and at another home, the same type of KKK sticker was stuck to a ''Hate Has no Home Here” lawn sign. In both cases the sticker depicts a Klansman wearing a white robe and mask on a horse with a torch, officials said.
March on Washington reconfigured to comply with virus rules
WASHINGTON — Amid widespread protests and unrest over the police killings of Black Americans, a national commemoration of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington is being reconfigured to comply with coronavirus protocols in the District of Columbia. In late July, with local infection numbers rising, Bowser ordered that anyone traveling or returning to Washington from a virus hot spot must self-quarantine for 14 days. Bowser, when asked on July 30 about the potential conflict, said government officials had been in contact with march organizers and that Washington would not be relaxing its virus rules for participants. The site will livestream the Washington march, in addition to other programming leading up to and after the event. The Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of more than 150 Black-led organizations that make up the broader Black Lives Matter movement, will hold its virtual Black National Convention later in the evening.
Thunberg has hope for climate, despite leaders’ inaction
Climate activist Greta Thunberg during a radio statement at the 'Sveriges Radio' in Stockholm, Sweden, Sunday, June 14, 2020. (Photo/Mattias Osterlund)Climate activist Greta Thunberg during a radio statement at the 'Sveriges Radio' in Stockholm, Sweden, Sunday, June 14, 2020. ADVERTISEMENTThe 17-year-old has become a global figurehead of the youth climate movement since she started her one-woman protests outside the Swedish parliament in 2018. ‘Gangnam Style’ or the first ‘Hunger Games’ movie?” Thunberg asks her audience on Swedish radio station P1. “It turns out our whole society is just one big nudist party.”Some critics have accused Thunberg of being a doom-monger.
QAnon Supporter Who Made Bigoted Videos Wins Ga. Primary, Likely Heading To Congress
President Trump congratulated Greene on Wednesday morning, calling her a "future Republican Star" who is "strong on everything." Many high-ranking Republicans in the House of Representatives distanced themselves from Greene earlier this summer, after Politico highlighted videos in which Greene expressed anti-Muslim sentiments. And many media outlets have covered her support for the outlandish QAnon conspiracy theory. In videos spotlighted by Politico, Greene called the election of two Muslim women to Congress "an Islamic invasion into our government." Greene made national headlines in early June, when The Washington Post reported on her support for the QAnon conspiracy.
Donald Trump on NFL: 'If they don't stand for the national anthem, I hope they don't open'
‘I hope they don’t open’“If they don’t stand for the national anthem, I hope they don’t open,” Trump said. While he hasn’t spoken to any owners about players kneeling during the national anthem, he said “they know my feelings very well, they’ve been expressed.”President Donald Trump hopes the NFL doesn't start its season if players choose to kneel during the national anthem. It’s unknown what NFL players might do individually during their first week and thereafter, or if the Players Coalition will get involved. If any NFL players do decide to kneel during the anthem, Trump made his feelings very clear. If they don’t stand for their flag and stand strongly, I’d be very happy if they didn’t open.”More from Yahoo Sports:
Trump Attacks Protesting Athletes, Pushes For Football Despite Coronavirus Concerns
President Donald Trump on Tuesday continued his yearslong attack on athletes who kneel during the national anthem to protest racial inequality and police brutality. He urged NFL and college football leagues to play this year despite coronavirus concerns ? so long as players stand for the national anthem. And they have to respect their country.”Trump said it would be a “tragic mistake” for college football leagues to cancel their season because of the pandemic. “They’re very healthy people,” Trump said of college football players. Several prominent college football players have contracted the virus.
Public health officials are facing an unhealthy amount of vitriol
AdvertisementPublic health experts in Rhode Island say the level of vitriol directed at public health officials across the country is reaching unprecedented levels amid the pandemic. But she said the nation is seeing too much hatred directed at public health officials who are trying their best to protect people from a deadly virus. If you speak out, do so with respect.”Marybeth MacPhee, a public health professor at Roger Williams University, said public health officials are dealing with high expectations and insufficient resources, and they can get castigated for asking people to take simple precautions such as wearing a face mask. “It’s like the economy and public health are at war, and the people on the front lines — the public face of public health — are taking the brunt of that antagonism,” she said. MacPhee urged people to remember that everyone is responsible for public health, not just public health officials.
Images of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, 'Black is King' album inspired the mural at a new Phoenix bar
Rasheda Worthy wanted the outside of her Phoenix bar to celebrate Black culture, so she had a mural featuring Beyoncé and Jay-Z painted on the building. For Worthy, the iconic husband and wife represent the same message that she envisions for her bar, The Boom Boom Room. “I wanted something that reflected Black excellence, Black Lives Matter and Black love. The completed mural was posted to Worthy’s Facebook page days after the release of Beyoncé’s visual album “Black is King,” which also celebrates many aspects of Black culture. Works include the Black Live Matter mural in the Arts District and the Dion Johnson mural just outside of downtown.
Namibia rejects German compensation offer over colonial violence
Closely watched talks appear to be stalling as reported €10m offer is dismissedNamibia has rejected an German offer of compensation for the mass murder of tens of thousands of indigenous people more than a century ago. German occupiers in Namibia almost destroyed the Herero and Nama peoples between 1904 and 1908 as they consolidated their rule in the new colony in south-west Africa. Ruprecht Polenz, the German government’s special envoy for the negotiations, did not deny that his side’s offer had been rejected. Other former colonial powers have been deeply reluctant to acknowledge the violence associated with their imperial history. In 2013 the British government said it “sincerely regrets” acts of torture carried out against Kenyans fighting for liberation from colonial rule in the 1950s and 1960s.
President Kamala Harris in 2024? This might be Joe Biden's thinking | Martin Kettle
Joe Biden’s selection of Kamala Harris as his Democratic vice-presidential running mate in November’s American election is by turns audacious and cautious, radical and conservative, historic and same-old. But it suggests Harris was not the pick Trump had been hoping for. But Harris will still be only the fourth woman on a major party ticket in US history following Geraldine Ferraro, Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton. Play Video 4:59 Kamala Harris: memorable moments from Joe Biden's VP pick – videoNevertheless, the Harris pick also shows some of the limits of Biden’s embrace of new movements. It is easy to exaggerate the importance of a vice-presidential pick.
Premiership rugby teams to take individual approaches to marking the Black Lives Matter movement
The Rugby Players Association added in its statement: "How each of our members choose to act in relation to this moment is a matter of their personal choice. Exeter's director of rugby Rob Baxter was "a little surprised" by Premiership Rugby's stance, fearing it was "potentially hanging some players out to dry". The players have decided what they want to do and I'm going to leave them to do that on the weekend. "If we get guidance that the Premiership Rugby group are doing two rounds, three rounds or whatever, I'm sure we would respect that." Meanwhile, Premiership Rugby announced that on Monday, 989 players and club staff were tested for Covid-19 and four people, including one player, tested positive.
Americans Trust Businesses More Than Government—Except Social Media, Which They Hate
An Axios-Harris poll released on July 30th shows that most Americans are more likely to trust companies, not the federal government, during the pandemic. Some of that pre-pandemic dissatisfaction with companies comes from Americans being unhappy with how the major corporations are (or aren’t) monitored by the government. As the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the nation, the desire to support ethical businesses has only increased. In the Axios-Harris poll from last month indicates, these businesses include grocery stores, technology firms, and telecommunications firms. O’Leary recommends companies focus on their “social purpose” and who and what they serve.
Namibia rejects German compensation offer over colonial violence
Namibia has rejected an German offer of compensation for the mass murder of tens of thousands of indigenous people more than a century ago. German occupiers in Namibia almost destroyed the Herero and Nama peoples between 1904 and 1908 as they consolidated their rule in the new colony in south-west Africa. Ruprecht Polenz, the German government’s special envoy for the negotiations, did not deny that his side’s offer had been rejected. In response, colonial rulers forced tens of thousands of Herero into the Kalahari desert, their wells poisoned and food supplies cut. In 2013 the British government said it “sincerely regrets” acts of torture carried out against Kenyans fighting for liberation from colonial rule in the 1950s and 1960s.
Black Lives Matter Organizer Equates Looting In Chicago With ‘Reparations’
A Chicago Black Lives Matter (BLM) organizer Monday equated the looting of local stores with “reparations” for black Americans at a rally in support of those arrested during the Monday morning’s riots. “That makes sure that person has clothes.” (RELATED: ‘We Are Coming For You,’ Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Warns ‘Criminals And Vigilantes’ After Night Of Mass Looting, Unrest)“That is reparations,” she continued. Black Lives Matter Chicago posted about the rally on Twitter, mentioning that “reparations” would be a theme of the event. Chicago police told NBC News that they believe the looting was prompted by the shooting of 20-year-old Latrell Allen on Sunday afternoon. “Police say a lot of things,” Atkins told NBC.
“Please Get These Men Out”: Upper West Siders Campaign To Eject Homeless Residents
Isaac McGinn, a spokesman for the Department of Homeless Services, said three Upper West Side hotels have been housing the homeless since May: The Belleclaire, the Park West, and the Belnord. The rumors that they’re all sex offenders, that they’re all drug dealers, it rings with the rhetoric of all Mexican immigrants are rapists and drug dealers. Several Upper West Siders opposed to the shelters said they would accept homeless women and children moving into neighborhood hotels, but that they didn’t want people addicted to drugs or sex offenders. McGinn, the Homeless Services spokesperson, said the city transferred one person who had such restrictions out of an Upper West Side facility. “Why are they only concerned about the drug addicts and the sex offenders at that facility, which happens to have a large Black population?
BLM leader arrested for holding pregnant woman 'hostage' on Cali freeway during protest, faces 15 years in prison
A group of Black Lives Matter rioters, led by BLM leader Tianna Arata, a 20-year-old unemployed grifter, took to a California freeway and decided to hold motorists hostage while they chanted a bunch of nonsense. Among those people they illegally held against their will was a pregnant woman on her way to the hospital. tw // police brutality tianna arata was taking part in a peaceful prostest for blm and now could face up to 15 years in prison which is ridiculous !! #FREETIANNA pic.twitter.com/C9fV3u3VTY — ambree ? (@brincessbreee) August 10, 2020Arata is now facing 15 years in prison for her actions. The opinions expressed by contributors and/or content partners are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of LifeZette.
Anti-Racist Racists
Black Lives Matter protests led many people to want to do something useful to reduce racial injustice. Stop helping us, because you’re making things worse!”Making things worse, he says, because it supports the activists’ claim that “Blacks are victims of racism. “It must be a huge problem or there wouldn’t be all this protest!”“Well, they’re being lied to,” Elder responds. “A mother with two children makes more money than she would make on minimum wage because of all the goodies she gets through the welfare state!”Now, he says, Black Lives Matter actually encourages the breakup of families. I wanted to ask Black Lives Matter about things like that.
Looters Target Chicago Charity for Sick Children, Knew 'There Would Be No Consequences'
Her justification for destroying businesses and laying waste to the city, however ridiculous, still didn't explain the reason that rioters targeted a Ronald McDonald House. Oftentimes, the families seeking support from the Ronald McDonald Houses across the country have children being treated for cancer and other distressing, often terminal illnesses. On Monday, looters smashed the windows of the Ronald McDonald House on E. Grand Avenue for no apparent purpose other than to disrupt families of children fighting for their lives inside. Residents remained on lockdown for much of the late night and early morning. Because of the looting and subsequent lockdown, Owen and his family could not safely leave the Ronald McDonald House.
Are Today's Leftists Truly Marxists?
Most people who call themselves Marxists know very little of Karl Marx's life and have never read his three-volume "Das Kapital." Volume I was published in 1867, the only volume published before Marx's death in 1883. Most people who call themselves Marxists have only read his 1848 pamphlet "The Communist Manifesto," which was written with Engels. When the U.S. annexed California after the Mexican-American War, Marx wrote: "Without violence nothing is ever accomplished in history." Many of Marx's racist ideas were reported in "Karl Marx, Racist," a book written by Nathaniel Weyl, a former member of the U.S. Communist Party.
Anti-Racist Racists
Black Lives Matter protests led many people to want to do something useful to reduce racial injustice. Now, Black Lives Matter actually encourages the breakup of families. Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors proudly describes herself as a "trained Marxist." I wanted to ask Black Lives Matter about things like that. "Black Lives Matter leaders don't really want the vision of MLK," says Elder.
‘Newsletter of the left’: Mollie Hemingway slams the NYT for its Kamala Harris banner headline
Today’s front page of the New York Times, everyone. “I think they like it”:I think they like it. pic.twitter.com/muR2QFRj1q — Byron York (@ByronYork) August 12, 2020And Mollie Hemingway rightfully called them out for it: “The newsletter of the left is working overtime to promote its party’s ticket.”The newsletter of the left is working overtime to promote its party’s ticket. https://t.co/oxC1e0DOWQ — Mollie (@MZHemingway) August 12, 2020For comparison purposes, this is how they covered Mike Pence in 2016 (bottom right of the page):Here’s what media bias looks like in practice pic.twitter.com/GO69dUSjRT — Matt Mackowiak (@MattMackowiak) August 12, 2020And Tim Kaine:Another New York Times front page: pic.twitter.com/kAxivCbu3y — Philip Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) August 12, 2020The LA Times is pretty psyched, too:As is the Washington Post:The Ambitious Madam Vice President Kamala Harris graces the cover of Wednesday’s Washington Post ?? #BidenHarris #BidenHarris2020 pic.twitter.com/Geiax1XNhc — ?? ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER ?? (@flywithkamala) August 12, 2020It’s different when it’s a Republican woman, though:The New York Times's Aug. 30, 2008, front page following McCain's VP announcement. pic.twitter.com/W5hwdf64kV — tsar becket adams (@BecketAdams) August 12, 2020***
Anti-racist racists
Black Lives Matter protests led many people to want to do something useful to reduce racial injustice. Now, Elder says, Black Lives Matter actually encourages the breakup of families. Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors proudly describes herself as a "trained Marxist." I wanted to ask Black Lives Matter about things like that. "Black Lives Matter leaders don't really want the vision of MLK," says Elder.
It's come to this – HotAir
Then the clock will strike 12:01 PM, January 20, 2021, and Donald Trump will be sitting in the Oval Office. The street protests will inevitably swell outside the White House, and the ranks of Trump’s private army will grow inside its grounds. These agents will realize that they are outmanned and outgunned by Trump’s private army, and the moment of decision will arrive. Under the first, U.S. military forces escort the former president from the White House grounds. The succession of government is determined by extralegal violence between Trump’s private army and street protesters; Black Lives Matter Plaza becomes Tahrir Square.
BLM Chicago: Corporations looted us far more than a few “looters” stole this weekend
As criticism of Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot crescendoes after the organized pillaging of the Magnificent Mile this weekend, Black Lives Matter Chicago added to it late Monday — but from an entirely different direction. Contrary to Mayor Lightfoot’s position, Black lives are and always will be more important than downtown corporations who siphon Tax Increment Financing (T.I.F.) These commentators seem to believe that the immense wealth that has been hoarded in downtown Chicago is in some way all of ours. This statement might suggest that BLM Chicago had something to do with the planning of the weekend pillaging. Those going public with defenses of organized looting and veiled threats to continue it might reasonably be considered potential subjects of interest in an investigation.
The WaPo romanticizes violent Antifa anarchists
Looking at the WaPo’s gauzy view of Portland’s Antifa anarchists helps clarify that the American media are truly America’s enemies. https://t.co/uiqmwXT9cY pic.twitter.com/lJhrPW6avC — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 10, 2020I thought to myself, “No, that’s not possible. Video by @livesmattershow: pic.twitter.com/8IGn0Z3P9E — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 2, 2020Scenes of chaos in north Portland as #antifa rioters start fires all over. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/1qiIOLk99j — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 9, 2020Overnight on 8–9 Aug, hundreds of antifa descended on the @PortlandPolice union building again in north Portland. #PortlandRiots #antifa pic.twitter.com/VB2TGe5qLU — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 5, 2020An older woman tried to stop #antifa rioters from continuing their attack on the Portland Police east precinct tonight.
Insanity Wrap #26: Kamala Harris Got the Nod, Biden to Get the Knife?
Insanity Wrap needs to know: Could Biden have made a worse veep selection? And, yes, Insanity Wrap did say “guy” and we will continue to do so. Kamala Harris for Veep Prez-in-Waiting(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)Poor Joe Biden. Electoral poison, either way, administered to Joe Biden by Joe Biden. Insanity Wrap is pretty much done with these stories and so we promise this will be the last one for a while.
Deroy Murdock: Biden's history on race – years of troubling slurs, friendships and policies
Joe Biden’s selection of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as his running mate does nothing to erase his years of anti-Black slurs, friendships and policies. “Now what I mean full diversity, unlike the African American community and many other communities, you're from everywhere,” he observed. In no way did I mean to suggest the African American community is a monolith — not by identity, not on issues, not at all.”Biden’s racial outbursts are nothing new. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”The Washington Examiner’s Alana Goodman deeply probed Biden’s troubling history on school busing. Biden’s views of Blacks avoid the hatred or homicide of Democrats George Wallace, Bull Connor or a Jim Crow lynch mob.
Engdahl: Towards A US-China War? The Creation of A Global Totalitarian "One World Government" System?
Increasingly it’s beginning to look as if some very dark global networks are orchestrating what looks to be an updated rerun of their 1939-1945 World War. A resurgent China nationalist global hegemony was not the idea of the New World Order gang. Tit for TatIf so, it will most likely be far different from the military contest of World War II. It gives a window on high-level China military strategy. The two Beijing authors add this irregular warfare could include assaults on the political security, economic security, cultural security, and information security of the nation.
Armed Mob Attacks Wisconsin Police Officer At His Home
image from GoFundMeDozens of “protesters” descended on the home of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin police officer Joseph Mensah over the weekend, with at least one firing a shotgun at the rear of the residence while others vandalized the structure, all while the officer, his girlfriend, and her children were trapped inside. This wasn’t a random attack on the officer and his home. Actions without consequence will lead to more of those actions, and if the city isn’t serious about protecting members of the public from mob violence, they’ll likely see more vigilantism against members of their police force or anyone else the mob decides to go after. Here’s hoping that local leaders find some steel in their spine and make some arrests before the crowd pays Joseph Mensah another late night vigilante visit. After all, if more shots are fired, Mensah will be well within his rights to defend himself, his girlfriend, and any kids inside the home from the deadly threat at their door.
Civil rights March on Washington may look vastly different amid COVID-19 pandemic
Al Sharpton, one of the organizers, will ask some to join satellite marches planned in states that are considered hot spots for COVID-19. The NAACP, one of several partners in this year's commemoration, last week launched a website for a virtual March on Washington. The site will livestream the Washington march, in addition to other programming leading up to and after the event. The Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of more than 150 Black-led organizations that make up the broader Black Lives Matter movement, will hold its virtual Black National Convention later in the evening. The civil rights leader has called for participants in other states to march on their U.S. senators' offices, to demand their support of federal policing reforms.
Meghan Markle's pal Jessica Mulroney breaks social media silence months after spat with blogger
Meghan Markle's best friend Jessica Mulroney returned to Instagram this week, nearly two months after she was involved in an online spat with a blogger over White privilege. In the nearly 12-minute clip, Exeter claimed Mulroney "took offense" to something she posted online in the wake of the police-involved death of George Floyd and ongoing protests against systemic racism. On Tuesday, Mulroney ended her social media break by sharing a sweet video of her twin sons in honor of their 10th birthday. MEGHAN MARKLE IS 'ABSOLUTELY MORTIFIED' BY PAL JESSICA MULRONEY'S 'WHITE PRIVILEGE' CONTROVERSY: REPORT"Happy 10th to my twin babies. Mulroney's followers responded to her message, many of whom shared they were happy to see her return to the social media platform.
Shaun King defends Harris support after 2018 tweet slamming 'dismal' criminal justice record
Social justice activist Shaun King insisted he isn't flip-flopping after saying he was "99% sure" he'd never support Sen. Kamala Harris in 2018, then calling her "the most progressive VP nominee in American history" on Tuesday. "In 2018, I said I did not plan on endorsing either Joe Biden or Kamala Harris IN THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES," King wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. WHO IS SHAUN KING, LIBERAL ACTIVIST WHO WANTS TO TEAR DOWN JESUS STATUES? "Joe Biden [and] Kamala Harris. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden tapped Harris, a former district attorney and current senator from California, to be his running mate on Tuesday.
NBA Foundation created, pledges $300 million to Black growth
Each team will donate $1 million annually, or $30 million collectively, over those 10 years. ADVERTISEMENTNBPA President Chris Paul had said earlier in the season restart at Walt Disney World that $300 million would be the start, and now those plans are complete. “All NBA team governors recognize our unique position to effect change and we are committed to supporting and empowering young Black men and women in each of our team markets as well as communities across the U.S. and Canada,” NBA Board of Governors Chairman and Toronto Raptors Governor Larry Tanenbaum said. These are the three main areas of our social responsibility work at Monumental Sports & Entertainment and where we personally invest in our community,” Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis said. Efforts will be centered on helping people get a first job, finding careers after high school or college, then career advancement.
NASCAR rallies around Wallace as FBI investigates noose
After the car came to a stop, Wallace climbed out, sat on the window ledge and sobbed. The idea to stand with Wallace started with Johnson, while former series champion Kevin Harvick suggested they all push the car to the front of the grid, Wallace said. “Bubba Wallace is one of us; he is a native of Mobile and on behalf of all Alabamians, I apologize to Bubba Wallace as well as to his family and friends for the hurt this has caused and regret the mark this leaves on our state.”Petty said in a statement he was “enraged” by the “filthy act” of racism . Up to 5,000 fans were allowed in, but there were far fewer than that Monday and none of them had access to the the infield or the Cup Series garage. That would include crew members for each of the 40 teams, NASCAR employees, Talladega staff members and any contracted safety crews or security guards.
Iowa governor signs order restoring felon voting rights
Betty Andrews, president of the Iowa-Nebraska NAACP, left, and State Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad, D-Des Moines, right, listen to Iowa Gov. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Such felons would still need to petition the governor for the restoration of their voting rights. She said felons deserve a second chance and that restoring their voting rights was part of that opportunity for redemption. After recent changes in Kentucky, Virginia and Florida, Iowa was left as the only state with broad constitutional language that revoked felons’ voting rights.
BLM activists march in support of protesters arrested overnight in Chicago
APiBlack Lives Matter (BLM) protesters marched in Chigaco in an act of solidarity with more than 100 people who were arrested during unrest and violence on Sunday night. Protesters gathered at South Loop police station, where they believed that those arrested are being held in custody. “That makes sure that person has clothes.”More than 400 officers reportedly responded to the unrest, which saw 13 police officers injured, according to Chicago police. Police are said to be setting up barriers and raising bridges in downtown Chicago in an attempt to prevent more looting in the Central Business District as the rally continues. Read moreBlack Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower defaced for fourth timeBill Barr calls Black Lives Matter ‘Bolshevik’ and ‘fascistic’Black Lives Matter protesters facing life in jail for smashing windowsPolice clash with protesters in Chicago, Portland and FergusonChicago removes two Christopher Columbus statues until further notice
‘This Is Reparations’: Black Lives Matter Holds Rally to Support Suspects in Recent Chicago Looting
Members of Black Lives Matter Chicago held a rally on Monday night in support of more than 100 people arrested following widespread looting and rioting in the city the night prior. “That makes sure that person has clothes.”“That is reparations,” Atkins added. “This person fired shots at our officers,” CPD Superintendent David Brown said. A video posted on Facebook around 6:30 p.m. falsely claimed that officers had shot and killed a 15-year-old boy, Fox News reported. Expressway exits are also closed and CTA trains and buses are running limited routes, NBC Chicago reported.
ABC pulled this 'Black-ish' episode in 2018. Here's why it's a must-watch on Hulu in 2020
Having watched the episode of “Black-ish” that ABC yanked in 2018, the network’s move looks more gutless than ever. A short history: In 2018 ABC pulled the completed episode before it aired. On Monday Barris announced that the episode would be finally be available on Hulu. This is the best part of the episode, basically a history lesson, and it doesn’t hurt that the great Laurence Fishburne plays Pops. “When did they become so bold?”Dre, who is an advertising executive, says they’ve developed a sales pitch: white pride.
He set out to mobilize Latino voters. Then the virus hit.
The virus and the economic fallout it triggered is crashing down on Latinos just as they hit an electoral milestone. But if states such as California, Florida and Nevada were the proving grounds in elections past, North Carolina represents the future. “I’m my sister’s voice, my brother’s voice, my parents’ voice.”Trump won North Carolina by less than 4 percentage points. After they married, Hurtado and Garcia settled in Alamance County in one of the commuter suburbs outside of Chapel Hill. In Alamance County, where Latinos are 13% of the population, they account for 62% of the county’s 2,500 COVID cases.
How a time bomb erupted in Chicago's 'two cities' amid pandemic, economic and policing crises
Joseph Williams, a Black south sider, father of five and community organizer, found himself at a nexus on Sunday when he saw a crowd gathering in his neighborhood after the latest police shooting. Then they put him in the police car like he was the one that did something wrong,” Williams told the Guardian. “When you look at how the system was built, it was never built for our communities to really be successful. On Saturday morning, before the eruptions on Sunday, mothers led a rally calling for police reform and an end to brutality. “If there is going to be one Chicago, make it one Chicago,” he said.
Anthony Joshua ‘scared’ to fight outside of London and is delaying rescheduled fight, says Kubrat Pulev
"We have one heavyweight champion (Joshua) and he is too slow all the time to agree a date,” Pulev told the Betway Insider Blog. "We think London because maybe he is scared and he wants to fight there. Normally we can fight anywhere in the world not only in London - but for me it’s no problem, I can fight anywhere. Joshua was due to fight Pulev back in 2017, only for injury to rule the Bulgarian out of the fight and resulting in Carlos Takam taking his place. I will show boxing fans across the world that Joshua will go down because we will be bringing war."
Freeze them out: Call for boycott of 'woke' US ice-cream company Ben & Jerry's
Calls have been made to boycott 'woke' Ben & Jerry's after the outspoken ice cream giant criticised Priti Patel's handling of the migrant crisis. Jerry Greenfield Greenfield grew up on Long Island and attended Merrick Avenue Junior High School, where he met Ben Cohen in 1963. Unilever and social activism Ben & Jerry's was sold to Marmite and Dove soap maker Unilever for $325million in 2000. Immigration minister Chris Philp told the ice cream maker to 'stick to ice cream', adding: 'They're 'fleeing' France, which is safe, civilised & has a good asylum system. Australian Ben & Jerry's brand manager Kalli Swaik responded that 'Ben & Jerry's believes that dredging and dumping in world heritage waters surrounding the marine park area will be detrimental to the reef ecology.
Donald Trump CONGRATULATES QAnon follower who won Republican primary and called Pelosi a 'b***h'
Donald Trump congratulated QAnon believer Marjorie Taylor Greene on Wednesday morning for winning her Republican primary runoff race in Georgia's 14th congressional district. 'Congratulations to future Republican Star Marjorie Taylor Greene on a big Congressional primary win in Georgia against a very tough and smart opponent,' Trump tweeted. Donald Trump issued praise Wednesday morning for QAnon believer Marjorie Taylor Greene for winning the Republican primary election in Georgia's 14th district Tuesday nightGreene (pictured center) beat neurosurgeon John Cowan in a primary runoff for the open seat in northwest Georgia. During her victory speech, which was shared on Facebook, Greene icalls Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a 'b***h''I just wanna say to Nancy Pelosi. Greene beat neurosurgeon John Cowan in the Republican primary runoff for the open seat on Tuesday in the deep-red district in northwest Georgia.
Live updates: Police face new probes after Elijah McClain’s death; Harris’s VP selection sparks celebrations
Officials in a city outside Atlanta have approved a settlement agreement resulting in the resignation of a police chief who was criticized for saying on social media that he doesn’t support the Black Lives Matter movement. The Johns Creek City Council approved the agreement with Police Chief Chris Byers on Monday night, the city announced in a statement. Byers was placed on leave in June while officials began gathering information from residents, police officers and city employees, Johns Creek City Manager Ed Densmore said at the time. In his Facebook post, Byers said racism was at the “core” of the death of George Floyd. Floyd died in May after a White officer pressed his knee against the Black man’s neck for nearly eight minutes as he pleaded for air.
Across L.A., Black Lives Matter murals appear like billboards for justice
The death of Floyd, 46, transformed Black Lives Matter into a cultural and political phenomenon — inspiring cries for racial justice. Alfonso Garcia painted the names of victims of police brutality on North Fairfax Avenue in Hollywood. The Laugh Factory in Hollywood unveiled a mural dedicated to Black Lives Matter. (Christina House/Los Angeles Times)When Alexandra Allie Belisle, 22, was approached to contribute to the Black Lives Matter mural outside the comedy club, she also wanted to honor Black women like Taylor. On the wall are also the hashtags “Say their names” and “Black Lives Matter.”AdvertisementHe wanted to elevate their message.
Opinion: Catholic Church’s silence on Black Lives Matter is deafening
So many are not visible anywhere in the Black Lives Matter movement and fight for racial justice. Their silence is deafening, to say the least, and is a sign of fear of backlash and retaliation from certain congregants they value. The Catholic Church is built on a European model that has little appreciation for Black culture, he said. Some of our bishops are not comfortable in a Black church, as they feel that the cultural expressions during the liturgy run counter to traditional beliefs and practices. Black Lives Matter is a call to consciousness of the many ways our society, including faith communities, have historically communicated to our fellow Americans of color that their lives do not matter, at least not as much as their countrywomen and men.
Hundreds of arrested Portland protesters won’t be prosecuted, DA says
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People arrested on non-violent misdemeanor charges during the protests in Portland won’t be prosecuted. As a result, at least several hundred people arrested since late May will not face criminal prosecution, according to statistics provided by Schmidt’s office. The same no-prosecution policy applies to those arrested on similar charges in future demonstrations, he said. “The protesters are angry … and deeply frustrated with what they perceive to be structural inequities in our basic social fabric. Consecutive nights of unrest last month that increasingly targeted a federal courthouse in Portland prompted President Donald Trump to dispatch U.S. agents to guard the building.
Joe Biden decided he didn't have to choose a leftwing progressive. Here's why
To understand the factional divide within the Democratic party as being between progressive voters, on the one hand, and Black voters, on the other, would be to fundamentally misdiagnose the issue. Tactically, it’s not hard to see why the Biden team thought that attempting to appeal to Black voters would be a winning strategy. With much to lose, some older Black voters find themselves picking candidates for tactical reasons more so than ideological ones. The symbolism of the Harris pick can’t be overstated. If she wins, it becomes much more likely that the first woman president will be a Black woman.
Cops ordered police dog to attack a black man who was on his knees with his hands raised
Despite Ryans kneeling on the floor with his hands raised, officers order the dog, Tuco, to launch its attack. They repeatedly instruct the canine to 'hit', and Tuco rushes forward to maul Ryans' leg. In a notice of a claim, his attorneys say Ryans suffered nerve and tendon damage as well as infections and still has difficulty walking. No one's ever shown up at my house', The Salt Lake Tribune reported. 'As with every complaint regarding use of force The Salt Lake City Civilian Review Board has the opportunity to conduct their own separate investigation.'
Meghan Markle befriended Sophie Trudeau and Jacinda Ardern
Meghan Markle has a bevy of pals in political circles including New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern, the Obamas and Canadian First Lady Sophie Trudeau, according to their bombshell new biography Finding Freedom. Meghan delivered an address to graduating students at her old school, Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles, declaring 'black lives matter'. The book claimed Meghan was in the audience at London's Southbank Centre when Michelle Obama delivered a speech on December 3 in 2018 to promote her memoir Becoming. The following year Meghan interviewed Michelle for her special edition of British Vogue magazine while pregnant with baby Archie. Prince Harry and Mr Trudeau have always looked to enjoy each other’s company at events such as Commonwealth commemorations.
Donald Trump claims 'the suburban housewife' will vote for him in latest attack on Biden
President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed confidence he'd win the key voting bloc of suburban women in the November election, a claim coming after rival Joe Biden named a female running mate. Republicans have focused their efforts on courting suburban women in recent elections, dubbing them everything from 'soccer moms' to 'security moms' to 'Walmart moms.' Trump has appealed to that voting bloc through fear mongering and racist language, using the housing issue to make his point. An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll last month found 66 per cent of suburban women disapproved of the job President Trump is doing overall, and 58 per cent said they 'strongly' disapprove. In the tweet, Trump was pointing out how he had reversed an Obama-era housing rule that aimed to combat racial segregation, including in suburban neighborhoods.
NASA Political Correctness: Space Agency Changes Course on Naming Cosmic Objects
Hubble Space Telescope image of NGC 2392, also known as the Eskimo Nebula, released in 2000. (via Reuters)NASA considers names such as the Eskimo Nebula colonialist and discriminatory. NASA wants the moon and all of space to be politically correct places. AdvertisementAs NASA scientists know, Saturn owes its name to the god of agriculture and harvest in Roman mythology. Aura, the goddess of cold days, once suggested that her beauty and virginity on a par with those of Artemis.
Kamala Harris’s Relentless Pursuit of Power
(Amanda Voisard/Reuters)There is no power Harris has held that she hasn’t abused. None of this even considers Harris’s work as a prosecutor, which tells us much about how she wields power. After a memo surfaced showing that Ms. Harris’s deputies knew about the technician’s wrongdoing and recent conviction, but failed to alert defense lawyers, a judge condemned Ms. Harris’s indifference to the systemic violation of the defendants’ constitutional rights. Ms. Harris lost. There is no power Harris has held that she hasn’t abused.
Minnesota's Omar Holds Off Well-Funded Primary Challenger
Omar, seeking her second term in November, easily defeated Antone Melton-Meaux, an attorney and mediator who raised millions in anti-Omar money. Omar rejected Melton-Meaux’s attacks, saying they were funded by interests who wanted to get her out of Congress because she’s effective. Omar supported a push by a majority of the Minneapolis City Council to replace the city’s police department with something new. Melton-Meaux didn't support that but did support shifting some funding away from police to more social service-oriented programs. I have some reservations.”John Hildebrand, a 47-year-old teacher in Minneapolis who voted for Omar, said her national profile is an advantage.
Zimmerman Suit Spells Trouble for Black Lives Matter
I attended the Zimmerman trial in July 2013, visited with Bob Zimmerman, George’s father, and surveyed the crime scene. Defendant Eugene tweeted about the extreme duress she was under, “Can’t believe this is happening to me. To compel the arrest of Zimmerman, Crump needed Eugene, the phone witness, to lie to state prosecutors. When they knocked on the door, the plot took a semi-comic turn:Defendant Jeantel appeared and claimed that she was “Diamond Eugene.” Defendant Eugene could in no way be mistaken for Defendant Jeantel, who was 2 years older, 5 inches taller, and about 120 pounds heavier than Defendant Eugene. Starting with the Zimmerman trial, they joined the mob out front demanding the head of the innocent.
Why Did It Have to Be Kamala?
US Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled "Examining Best Practices for Incarceration and Detention During COVID-19," in the Dirksen Building in Washington, DC on June 2, 2020. And it’s Kamala. Why did it have to be Kamala? Fifteen years ago, the late-term abortion-supporting, Green New Deal-loving Harris would have been too left-wing to get the Democratic presidential nomination. Today, at least among Democrats, she’s more like the Goldilocks candidate, only at a time when passions are running high and “just right” won’t cut it.
Byron York's Daily Memo: Ominous Rumblings from the Resistance Fever Swamps
Remember -- this was a scenario in which President Trump clearly won re-election and Democrats refused to accept the results. Therefore, he would not leave the White House. "The street protests will inevitably swell outside the White House, and the ranks of Trump's private army will grow inside its grounds. These agents will realize that they are outmanned and outgunned by Trump's private army, and the moment of decision will arrive. The succession of government is determined by extralegal violence between Trump's private army and street protesters; Black Lives Matter Plaza becomes Tahrir Square."
Crime Roaring Twenties - Taki's Magazine
I calculate from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting publications that blacks made up 53.3 percent of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter offenders over the decade 2009–2018. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting system is based on police-department submissions from around the country. The homicide rate for the white population leveled off at 2 or 3 deaths per 100,000 population after 1950. By 1961, the rate had fallen to 21, which was still eight times the rate of the white population. Sadly, that uptick represented the quiet beginning of the huge increase in black murder rates that followed the triumphs of the civil rights movement.
Spare us Ben & Jerry’s lecture on the Channel migrant crisis
Ben & Jerry’s UK gave Patel a haughty ticking-off in a Twitter thread published yesterday. But Ben & Jerry’s telling Britain how to police its borders is apparently fine. My guess is that many Brits will be chuckling at, and even cheering, the Home Office’s brilliant slapback against Ben & Jerry’s. Ben & Jerry’s is owned by the massive conglomerate Unilever. As the Guardian reported a couple of years ago, migrant-justice activists have protested at Ben & Jerry’s headquarters in Vermont, speaking out against working conditions in Ben & Jerry’s supply chain.
Virginia Man Who Drove Into Black Lives Matter Protesters Jailed for 6 Years
Virginia Man Who Drove Into Black Lives Matter Protesters Jailed for 6 YearsA Virginia man who a prosecutor described as a leader in the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), has been sentenced to 6 years in prison for driving his truck into a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters in the state in June. Rogers still faces three felony charges of attempted malicious wounding in connection with the incident, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. It comes after Rogers on June 7 drove “recklessly down Lakeside Avenue on the median, drove up to the protesters, revved the engine, and drove into the protesters,” according to a statement from Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Taylor previously obtained by The Epoch Times. The prosecution played Facebook Live video captured after the incident in which Rogers boasts of driving through the crowd in Henrico County. “They scattered like cockroaches,” Rogers said in the video, which he posted shortly before he was arrested by Henrico police.
New Portland Prosecutor Won’t Pursue Some Charges Against Protesters
(Nathan Howard/Getty Images)New Portland Prosecutor Won’t Pursue Some Charges Against ProtestersNightly unrest has taken place in Oregon's largest city since May 28The prosecutor whose territory includes Portland announced Tuesday his office will not prosecute cases of disorderly conduct, criminal trespassing, and interfering with law enforcement officers. Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt claimed the unusual move would lead to a safer community. The protesters are angry, yes, deeply frustrated with what they perceive to be structural inequities in our basic social fabrics. Kate Brown following the retirement of the previous district attorney last month. Dozens of people have been arrested in recent weeks on charges including assaulting an officer, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.
Chicago locals fight off protesters and shut down BLM rally to prevent looting
Chicago residents infuriated by looters blighting the city are fighting back — angrily kicking out a Black Lives Matter protest. “If you ain’t from Englewood, get the f–k out of here,” longtime local resident Darryl Smith shouted at protesters during tense confrontations. “Y’all don’t come out when a kid gets shot. “I don’t agree with the looting because that’s just an excuse to get what they want,” Joyce Brown told the Sun-Times. A Chicago Black Lives Matter organizer, Ariel Atkins, previously defended the looting, calling it a “reparation.”
NHLPA's Fehr buoyed by 0 positive tests; `So far so good'
TORONTO (AP) - Zero players testing positive for COVID-19 in the two weeks since NHL teams arrived at their two respective playoff hub cities. And a powerful opening night statement on social and racial justice issues made by the league and its players. Should everything continue going smoothly, Fehr expects the league and players to have further planning discussions on the 2020-21 season next month. But we couldn’t have asked for a better start.”The NHL has also backed its players on racial justice issues. “I remember the pre-Civil Rights Act, and I remember all of the trauma and turmoil that occurred back then,” Fehr said.
Rep. Ilhan Omar fends off primary challenge
MINNEAPOLIS — Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota on Tuesday survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an issue of her national celebrity. Omar, seeking her second term in November, defeated Antone Melton-Meaux, an attorney and mediator who raised millions in anti-Omar money. Omar rejected Melton-Meaux’s attacks, saying they were funded by interests who wanted to get her out of Congress because she’s effective. Omar supported a push by a majority of the Minneapolis City Council to replace the city’s police department with something new. Both touched on the issue in personal ways, with Omar saying she wanted her son to grow up safely.
The left's support of barbarity — there is a puppet for every string
Clearly, the carefully planned strategy of the Democrat party is to stand with the looters and arsonists and implicitly to defend them. For reasons that are entirely mystifying to most Americans, the Democrats seem to believe that their blind support of brutal thugs who delight in destroying the property of others is a winning master plan. BLM organizer Ariel Atkins defended the looting; looting is their reparations! Chaos, that old Cloward-Piven prescription for destroying capitalism, is the left's best friend in their view. (For much the same reasons, they appear to have looked upon COVID-19 as a blessing, an aid to their agenda.)
A winning slogan for Trump: Make America Normal Again
Therefore, I'd like to propose a new Trump/Pence campaign slogan: Make America Normal Again. Normal means recognizing that America is blessed with great police forces. Normal means helping the police rid their ranks of the bad apples while respecting and supporting the good cops who keep our communities safe. Normal means acknowledging that a country needs borders that are fair and well managed. Trump/Pence 2020: Make America Normal Again
Politico defames as 'racist' a Republican candidate for the House
Politico paints this as a GOP disaster because it claims that Greene says racist, Islamophobic, and anti-Semitic things. Tuesday's Politico article is entitled "New GOP headache as candidate condemned for racist videos wins Republican primary." It relies on an earlier Politico article that purports to have discovered that Greene made "incendiary" comments against Muslims, Jews, and blacks. In the earlier article, entitled "House Republican leaders condemn GOP candidate who made racist videos," Politico offers up baseless leftist opinions. The same article describes how GOP House members, instead of supporting Greene, fell over themselves to disavow her.
It says a lot that Biden chose Kamala, and none of what it says is good
Biden's choice of Kamala Harris to be his running mate shows the shallowness of the Democrats' talent pool. What's most striking about Kamala is that, like Barack Obama, she has nothing in common with the American black experience. Kamala did not come from a family that has traveled through generations of the American black experience. It doesn't because she isn't — and blacks have noticed:Quick Video on why Kamala Harris is not Black, not African-American, and a tool being used by Joe Biden and the Democrats. Biden might be using Kamala to tell ordinary Americans that he won't allow the Black Lives Matter left to set criminal policy.
Report: Dems Saw Voter Registration ‘Surge’ During George Floyd Protests
Voter registration surged during the George Floyd protests, helping Democrats increase their numbers in some of the most important 2020 swing states, according to a Tuesday NBC News report. In May 2016, nearly 2 million people registered and over the same period in 2020 just over 900,000 people registered, a 54% decrease. (Because each jurisdiction updates their voter files on a separate schedule, full data for the month is not yet available. Meanwhile, Republican registration essentially flat-lined at 17,000.”And in Iowa, “in June of 2016, 2,673 Democrats registered while this June, 3,821 Democrats registered – a 49% increase. Meanwhile, 2,936 Republicans registered in 2016 while 3,038 registered in 2020 – a modest 3.5% increase,” according to the study.
Poll: Minnesota Now in Play as Biden Lead Slips to Three
A poll released by Emerson College on Tuesday shows presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s lead over President Donald Trump has slipped to three points in the key battleground state of Minnesota. President Trump narrowly lost Minnesota and its ten electoral college votes in the 2016 presidential election, garnering just 44,000 fewer votes than Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. The poll found:A new Emerson College Poll finds Minnesota is competitive again in 2020, with 50% of voters planning on supporting former VP Joe Biden and 47% intending to vote for President Trump. Of voters who plan to vote by mail, 91% plan to vote for Biden, and of those who plan to vote in person, 68% plan to vote for Trump. President Trump’s approval rating amongst Minnesota voters is slightly underwater, with 46% approval, and 51% disapprove of his job performance, with 3% remaining neutral.
London: Machete Murder Victim's Family Wants MORE Police Searches
The family of a 17-year-old boy, who was hacked to death with a machete in broad daylight in London, has called for increased levels of stop and search from police to prevent further bloodshed. They were arrested on suspicion of murder after turning up at a hospital in South London with superficial stab wounds. “The Black Lives Matter protests have demonstrated the urgent need to tackle racial injustice and address the pain and harm these injustices cause,” the party wrote, adding that Prime Minister Boris Johnson should “abolish” the searches. The Harlem Spartans reportedly have an ongoing battle with the 410 gang from Brixton in South London, leading many to believe that the machete murder was a result of a turf war. Khan’s London: Gang Rape Trio Held Machete to Schoolgirl Victim’s Throat https://t.co/XqsmM5MLtQ — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) February 7, 2020Follow Kurt on Twitter at @KurtZindulka
Meghan Guided Harry on 'Journey to Wokeness' Says Couple's Biographer
Omid Scobie, co-author of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s highly-sympathetic Finding Freedom biography, has revealed that the American actress “guided” the royal on his “journey to wokeness”. “Harry’s journey to wokeness has been very public,” said Scobie, who authored Finding Freedom with fellow royal writer Carolyn Durand, in an interview with NPR in the United States. But I think the things that have flown under the radar are some of the sort of othering of Meghan that we’ve seen. And Meghan would have been the person that guided him on that journey,” he said. Twitter Deletes Video of Prince Harry Begging Disney to Give Meghan a Job https://t.co/FuWzXaGz22 — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) January 14, 2020Follow Jack Montgomery on Twitter: @JackBM ontgomery
Outspoken ice cream maker Ben and Jerry's turns fire on UK migration rhetoric
LONDON (Reuters) - The British government has become embroiled in an unlikely row with ice cream maker Ben and Jerry’s over its approach to migrants arriving by boat from France, after the brand criticised ministers’ increasingly bellicose rhetoric. “Hey @PritiPatel we think the real crisis is our lack of humanity for people fleeing war, climate change and torture,” the brand’s UK account tweeted. Ben & Jerry’s was acquired by Unilever in 2000 in a unique deal that allows it to operate with more autonomy than other subsidiaries. Unilever and Ben & Jerry’s were not immediately available to comment. Some of the arrivals stand a chance of being granted asylum, while others, considered illegal economic migrants, are unlikely to be allowed to remain in Britain.
Outspoken ice cream maker Ben and Jerry's turns fire on UK migration rhetoric
LONDON (Reuters) - The British government has become embroiled in an unlikely row with ice cream maker Ben and Jerry’s over its approach to migrants arriving by boat from France, after the brand criticised ministers’ increasingly bellicose rhetoric. “Hey @PritiPatel we think the real crisis is our lack of humanity for people fleeing war, climate change and torture,” the brand’s UK account tweeted. Ben & Jerry’s was acquired by Unilever in 2000 in a unique deal that allows it to operate with more autonomy than other subsidiaries. Unilever and Ben & Jerry’s were not immediately available to comment. Some of the arrivals stand a chance of being granted asylum, while others, considered illegal economic migrants, are unlikely to be allowed to remain in Britain.
Cop posted "Kill em all" on protest livestream, investigation finds
A Colorado Springs police officer has been temporarily suspended and transferred after an internal investigation revealed he used a fake name on Facebook to post comments that called for violence against protesters, CBS Denver reports. Sergeant Keith Wrede responded to a livestream of a protest in late June with the comments "KILL THEM ALL" and "KILL EM ALL" while using a Facebook profile with the name Steven Eric, the investigation found. According to CBS Denver, most demonstrators dispersed before law enforcement ever arrived. In the letter, Niski also defended not firing the officer. He was also removed from his specialized unit and reassignment to a different position in the department, CBS Denver reports.
Today's Headlines: A history-making VP selection
Enter Email Address Sign Me Up You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. AdvertisementA Slow Pace of ChangeFor much of this year, activists across Los Angeles staged protests and flooded city meetings, demanding that Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City Council zero out funding for the Los Angeles Police Department. Aug. 12, 1942: Actor Clark Gable takes the oath as an Army private at the Federal Building in Los Angeles. (Andrew H. Arnott / Los Angeles Times)AdvertisementWant more of the Los Angeles Times archives? Support our journalism Subscribe to the Los Angeles Times.
Police reform enjoys broad support among California voters, new poll finds
Police made arrests June 2 for curfew violations after a day of peaceful protests in Los Angeles. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)“It definitely sounds like a victory for the protests. Since then, the “defund” platform has gone mainstream, and many cities, including Los Angeles, have begun to implement changes. While a wholesale rejection of policing likely wouldn’t enjoy widespread support, specific reforms would, he said. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)“People are ready for more transformative change, rather than tinkering around the edges,” she said.
Californians’ reactions to Kamala Harris’ VP nod range from excited to disappointed
Not long after 1 p.m. Tuesday on the West Coast, Google searches for “Kamala Harris” skyrocketed across the U.S. “She’s from the Bay and she’s Black. Still, she said, BLM leaders had had several positive interactions with Harris shortly after the group’s founding. AdvertisementBut Abdullah criticized what she called Harris’ refusal to authorize independent investigations into police shootings of Black people. After Harris was announced as the pick on Tuesday, Abdullah tweeted, “I told y’all from the beginning” that Biden would pick Harris.
Letters: Rent control | Successful models | Fighting racism | A BLM budget | In-person voting
Subsidized housingwould blunt crisisThe Times’ recent Editorial against rent control (“More rent control won’t solve state housing shortage,” Aug. 7) missed the mark. Yes, California needs to peg rent hikes to inflation, but it also needs an increase in subsidized housing complexes. AB1482, which is now in place as state law, would allow that to continue, as it allows annual rent hikes of 5% plus inflation. The county Board of Supervisors can budget those values by:• Lifting the freeze on the Employment and Human Services Department. Take EHSD’s cuts out of the sheriff’s much larger budget; funding EHSD is an investment in communities of color.
Colorado lawmakers consider metal gates, more security at Capitol
Those are among the security enhancements that the state Department of Administration and Personnel is now assessing, Director Kara Veitch told legislative leaders during a meeting Tuesday at the Capitol. Veitch said officials considered using lasers and dry ice to clean off the Capitol before settling on a chemical treatment. “We were talking about Capitol security, what are the vulnerabilities, what are the needs. “I think the appearance at the Capitol matters to Republicans and Democrats alike, and the safety, security and integrity of this building matters to Democrats and Republicans alike. The statue is being held in storage, Veitch said, and it may not return to the Capitol Grounds.
Ilhan Omar holds off well-funded primary challenger
Omar, seeking her second term in November, easily defeated Antone Melton-Meaux, an attorney and mediator who raised millions in anti-Omar money. Omar rejected Melton-Meaux’s attacks, saying they were funded by interests who wanted to get her out of Congress because she’s effective. Omar supported a push by a majority of the Minneapolis City Council to replace the city’s police department with something new. Melton-Meaux didn’t support that but did support shifting some funding away from police to more social service-oriented programs. Both touched on the issue in personal ways, with Omar saying she wanted her son to grow up safely.
Minnesota’s Omar holds off well-funded primary challenger
Omar, seeking her second term in November, easily defeated Antone Melton-Meaux, an attorney and mediator who raised millions in anti-Omar money. Rep. Ilhan Omar, left, D-Minn., talks with Keaton Sisk outside the Dinkytown Target near the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis on Tuesday. Omar rejected Melton-Meaux’s attacks, saying they were funded by interests who wanted to get her out of Congress because she’s effective. Omar supported a push by a majority of the Minneapolis City Council to replace the city’s police department with something new. Both touched on the issue in personal ways, with Omar saying she wanted her son to grow up safely.
Ilhan Omar sees victory against well-funded Democrat in primary
Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge Tuesday from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an issue of her national celebrity. Omar, seeking her second term in November, easily defeated Antone Melton-Meaux, an attorney and mediator who raised millions to run against her. Omar rejected Melton-Meaux’s attacks, saying they were funded by interests who wanted to get her out of Congress because she’s effective. Both touched on the issue in personal ways, with Omar saying she wanted her son to grow up safely. John Hildebrand, a 47-year-old teacher in Minneapolis who voted for Omar, said her national profile is an advantage.
Portland: protesters arrested on non-violent charges won't be prosecuted
People arrested since late May on non-violent misdemeanor charges during protests in Oregon won’t be prosecuted, local attorney general saysPeople who have been arrested since late May on non-violent misdemeanor charges during protests taking place in Oregon’s largest city for more than 70 days won’t be prosecuted. At least several hundred people who have been arrested in the past few months will not face criminal prosecution, according to statistics provided by Schmidt’s office. People arrested on similar charges in future demonstrations will also not be prosecuted, he said. “The protesters are angry ... and deeply frustrated with what they perceive to be structural inequities in our basic social fabric. Tuesday night, one group blocked traffic downtown in a peaceful gathering that authorities did not interact with, Portland police said in a news release.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to appear together today after he announced her as his running mate
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will appear on Wednesday afternoon together near Wilmington, Delaware less than 24 hours after the presumptive Democratic nominee finally announced the California senator as his running mate. Sarah Palin (right) penned an Instagram message Tuesday to Sen. Kamala Harris, who was chosen by presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden to be his running mate. Harris launched her presidential campaign in early 2019 with the slogan 'Kamala Harris For the People,' a reference to her courtroom work. Donald Harris Harris' father is a retired economics professor from Stanford. Maya Harris Harris' sister who works as a public policy advocate and served as chair of Harris' presidential campaign.
“. . . All Enemies, Foreign and Domestic”: An Open Letter to Gen. Milley
First, as Mr. Trump faces near certain electoral defeat, he is vigorously undermining public confidence in our elections. Faced with these grim prospects, Mr. Trump has engaged in a systemic disinformation campaign to undermine public confidence in our elections. The stakes of the 2020 election are especially high for Mr. Trump; in defeat, he will likely face criminal prosecution. The street protests will inevitably swell outside the White House, and the ranks of Trump’s private army will grow inside its grounds. These agents will realize that they are outmanned and outgunned by Trump’s private army, and the moment of decision will arrive.
Donald Trump Jr. and Ted Cruz shared Russian misinformation about Black Lives Matter protesters burning Bibles
Donald Trump Jr., Sen. Ted Cruz, and other high-profile Republicans shared a viral news story in early August about Black Lives Matter protesters burning "a stack of Bibles" in front of a courthouse in Portland. Cruz wrote: "This is who they are." Trump Jr. wrote in his own tweet: "Now we move to the book burning phase. The implication by Cruz, Trump Jr., Gingrich, and others is that this is widespread behavior by Black Lives Matters protesters, and indicative of illiberal attitudes. Yes, they burned Bibles, but not that many.
Deroy Murdock: Biden's history on race – years of troubling slurs, friendships and policies
Joe Biden’s selection of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as his running mate does nothing to erase his years of anti-black slurs, friendships and policies. “Now what I mean full diversity, unlike the African American community and many other communities, you're from everywhere,” he observed. In no way did I mean to suggest the African American community is a monolith — not by identity, not on issues, not at all.”Biden’s racial outbursts are nothing new. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”The Washington Examiner’s Alana Goodman deeply probed Biden’s troubling history on school busing. Biden’s views of Blacks avoid the hatred or homicide of Democrats George Wallace, Bull Connor or a Jim Crow lynch mob.
Seattle's first Black female police chief announced her resignation after the city council voted to cut the department's budget and ax dozens of jobs
Jason Redmond/AFP via GettySeattle Police Chief Carmen Best announced her resignation on Monday, effective September 2. Best, who is the city's first Black female police chief, decided to quit hours after the City Council passed cuts to her department's budget. The police chief of Seattle announced her resignation on Monday, hours after the City Council reduced her department's budget by nearly 1%. Related video: 15,000 protesters rallied in support of Black trans livesEarlier Monday, the Seattle City Council approved amendments to the current city budget, reducing the police departments $409 million budget by $3.5 million, according to Reuters. However, City Council members have suggested that bigger cuts are on the way for 2021.
Dorothea Lange’s photography, newly archived online at Oakland Museum, eternally relevant
As the country continues to grapple with similar struggles, the time feels right to revisit Lange’s work in a new online archive that debuted earlier this month from the Oakland Museum of California. Lange was a longtime Bay Area resident and operated a portrait studio in San Francisco from 1918 until the early 1930s, during her first marriage to painter Maynard Dixon. “… The collection wasn’t just going to be sequestered for scholars and historians, but available to public.”The two other major collections of Lange’s work reside at the Library of Congress and National Archives. “They were portraits in the sense that she made a personal connection with individuals.”Her life in the Bay Area also influenced much of her perspective. “She used photography as a tool to uncover injustices, discrimination, to call attention to poverty, the destruction of environment, immigration.
Vote on whether to recall McKinney City Council member La’Shadion Shemwell now on November ballot
After a delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, McKinney voters will decide whether its lone Black councilman, La’Shadion Shemwell, will keep his job. On Aug. 4, the City Council voted to place the recall on the November ballot at yet another raucous meeting in which council members talked over each other as residents shouted from the chamber. The city charter, which was amended after Shemwell was elected to make removal of a sitting councilman less arduous, mandates that all McKinney residents vote in a recall election. At last week’s meeting, after the council agreed to put the recall vote on the November ballot, council members were given a few minutes each to make public comments. Shemwell began by asking, “How did we get here?” He suggested that Fuller and other council members worked to kick him off the council.
What to make of the Kamala Harris VP pick? Our panel's verdict | Theodore Johnson, Malaika Jabali, Jill Filipovic, Wesley Yang and Geoffrey Kabaservice
Now that it’s official, and Senator Kamala Harris has been announced as Biden’s running mate, one can’t help but feel that this moment feels … hollow. I wish I could believe that Vice-President Kamala Harris would make a material difference in our lives, but I find it hard to. Malaika Jabali is a Guardian US columnist, public policy attorney and activistJill Filipovic: Kamala Harris is no ideologue. Virtually no Black women voted for Donald Trump, and Black women have long been the people who work the hardest to get Democrats elected. Many Democratic women and minorities see Harris’s selection as VP is an important symbol of recognition and equality.
Why it is the 'Gemmas' I feel sorry for on GCSE results day
When I was a proper teacher, the school I taught in did well by the 'Gemmas' of this world. The recent anger and humiliation experienced in Scotland is going to happen in England and it will hit the Gemmas of this world really hard. There are nearly one million students embarking on their final year in secondary school in September and another tranche beginning Year 10. Who do we value: the Dominics of this world, or the Gemmas? Give me the Gemmas any day!
In choosing Kamala Harris, Biden may have found the anti-Trump
Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty ImagesJoe Biden may have just chosen the anti-Trump as his running mate – and, if he wins, as his successor. The selection of California senator Kamala Harris for the Democrats’ vice-presidential nomination puts a woman of colour on a major party ticket for the first time in America’s 244-year-old history. Kamala Harris speaks during a senate judiciary committee hearing in Washington DC on 16 June. Harris can be seen as being to the left of Biden, but that is not saying very much. They will know that in voting for Biden-Harris in 2020, they may well be voting for Harris in 2024.
Kamala Harris' selection as VP resonates with Black women
Black women in particular helped rescue Biden's campaign earlier this year by delivering a resounding victory in the South Carolina primary, powering him to the Democratic nomination. Story continuesThat will hinge on Black voters in battleground states like Michigan to turn out in force in November. But for Black women, the freedom to vote didn’t come until much later, part of a historical pattern of being denied justice offered to others. “It took an additional 45 years of organizing to secure the rights to vote for Black women and other women of color,” Ufot said. It affirms Black women and all we did for this country.
Warren wasn’t VP pick, but could be a key player — from inside or outside — in a Biden administration
WASHINGTON — Former vice president Joe Biden called Senator Elizabeth Warren himself on Tuesday with the news: She would not be his running mate. And she landed herself on Biden’s vice presidential short list, along with contenders like Harris, former national security adviser Susan Rice, and California Representative Karen Bass, and stayed there until Tuesday. But some of her supporters say they would prefer to see her tug a Biden administration to the left from the outside. Advertisement“She can challenge [Biden’s] administration to take bold, progressive steps and push for structural change,” he said. Frank does not think Warren should be Treasury secretary because he believes financial institutions would resist her even on small changes.
‘Hard times are here,’ says Rishi Sunak as UK enters deepest recession on record
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has warned the public that “hard times are here” after government figures showed the UK has plunged into the deepest recession on record. Offering a downbeat assessment of Britain’s economic woes, Mr Sunak also said “many more people” would lose their jobs in the months ahead. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirmed the country’s first recession since the financial crisis – revealing the economy shrunk by 20.4 per cent between April and June. It was a milestone wicket in his career, reaching his 500th Test Wicket for England. Responding to the report, Mr Sunak said: “We’ve said we plan to have a fiscal event in the autumn, and we’re very much working towards that goal.”
The Office star Leslie David Baker hit with racist abuse after launching spin-off campaign
The Office star Leslie David Baker has been hit with racist abuse after launching a spin-off campaign for his character. In July, Baker unveiled a Kickstarter campaign for fans to help fund a proposed spin-off from the series, which would revolve around his character Stanley. Stanley, a deadpan curmudgeon and one of the main ensemble of The Office for its nine seasons, would begin working at a motorcycle repair shop in the proposed series. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlinesThis week (11 August), Baker revealed that he had been targeted by a racist Instagram account in the wake of the Kickstarter campaign. “For those of you who don’t believe racism is still alive in the world... here’s the proof,” Baker wrote.
Black Lives Matter: Lewis Hamilton undergoes diversity training to increase understanding of racial equality
The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. Lewis Hamilton has undergone diversity and inclusion training in an effort to gain a greater understanding of racial equality that has been highlighted in recent months, and stressed that “society is just so behind” in how it tackles racism. In an attempt to broaden his understanding of what is right and wrong, Hamilton took part in a training session that was organised by his Mercedes team, which was made available for their entire workforce. “I know you’re talking about your family and that, but there are people listening and watching. Each and every single one of us has a voice, and don’t think that because one has more followers than another it makes them more powerful than the other.
NHLPA's Fehr buoyed by 0 positive tests; `So far so good'
Zero players testing positive for COVID-19 in the two weeks since NHL teams arrived at their two respective playoff hub cities. And a powerful opening night statement on social and racial justice issues made by the league and its players. Should everything continue going smoothly, Fehr expects the league and players to have further planning discussions on the 2020-21 season next month. But we couldn’t have asked for a better start.”The NHL has also backed its players on racial justice issues. “I remember the pre-Civil Rights Act, and I remember all of the trauma and turmoil that occurred back then,” Fehr said.
Hundreds arrested at Portland protests won’t be prosecuted, officials say
Hundreds of people who have been arrested on suspicion of nonviolent misdemeanor offenses during the protests that have racked Portland for more than 70 days will not be prosecuted, officials in Oregon’s largest city have decided. At least several hundred people who have been arrested in the past few months will not face criminal prosecution, according to statistics provided by Schmidt’s office. People arrested on suspicion of similar offenses in future demonstrations will also not be prosecuted, he said. “The protesters are angry ... and deeply frustrated with what they perceive to be structural inequities in our basic social fabric. The U.S. agents began drawing down July 31 under an agreement between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Gov.
No charges for many arrested at ongoing Portland protests
At least several hundred people who have been arrested in the past few months will not face criminal prosecution, according to statistics provided by Schmidt’s office. People arrested on similar charges in future demonstrations will also not be prosecuted, he said. PORTLAND, Ore. — People who have been arrested since late May on non-violent misdemeanor charges during protests that have racked Oregon’s largest city for more than 70 days won’t be prosecuted. Advertisement“The protesters are angry ... and deeply frustrated with what they perceive to be structural inequities in our basic social fabric. Tuesday night, one group blocked traffic downtown in a peaceful gathering that authorities did not interact with, Portland police said in a news release.
Premiership rugby to back Black Lives Matter upon return this weekend
Premiership clubs are ready to show unanimous support for the Black Lives Matter movement when the competition resumes later this week. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlinesAll 12 Premiership clubs are understood to have discussed their approach during a virtual meeting on Tuesday. “I don’t think anyone in our squad or across the Premiership is racist. If all goes well, then we will be fine for the selected team and management team to travel. “It’s good getting us back on television because the broadcasters work very well with the clubs and the league.
Kamala Harris Gives New Meaning to the Biden Campaign
Big news: I’ve chosen Kamala Harris as my running mate. Next week, instead of appearing at a convention hall in Milwaukee, Biden, Harris, and a long roster of Democratic National Convention speakers will weigh in via online video. Biden, who is seventy-seven, has said throughout this campaign that he is just a “transitional” figure—a generational bridge. Now Biden’s selection of Harris has lent his campaign a thematic clarity that it didn’t have before. Harris, like Biden, has carefully stayed at the center of her party.
Jessica Mulroney Returns to Instagram 2 Months After Being Accused of 'Textbook White Privilege'
Mulroney, 40, posted on Instagram Tuesday for the first time since June 11 to wish her twin sons, Brian and John, a happy 10th birthday. And that, my friends, gave her the momentary confidence to come for my livelihood in writing," Exeter said at the time, adding that Mulroney threatened her in an example of "textbook white privilege." Image zoom Jessica Mulroney's sons Jessica Mulroney/instagramImage zoom Jessica Mulroney's Instagram Jessica Mulroney/instagram"During the span of about a week or so, Jessica basically ticked every single box of what a white woman should absolutely not do during the biggest racial uproar in history,” Exeter said. RELATED VIDEO: Jessica Mulroney's Show I Do Redo Pulled from CTV After She Was Called Out for White PrivilegeMulroney then shared a statement on Instagram apologizing and announcing her break from social media. Image zoom Jessica Mulroney, Sasha Exeter George Pimentel/Getty;Can't get enough of PEOPLE's Royals coverage?
QAnon Fan Marjorie Greene Continues March Towards Congress
Marjorie Greene loves her assault rifle. To be sure, Greene isn’t the only big-time QAnon supporter in or running for Congress; Colorado’s Lauren Boebert, who knocked off an incumbent congressman in a GOP primary in June, is her Rocky Mountain doppelganger in many respects. “The most mistreated group of people in the United States today are white males,” Greene said as she wrapped up one of the videos. Scalise’s boss Kevin McCarthy remained conspicuously neutral in the primary, so it’s very likely House Republicans will make their peace with Greene and perhaps convince her to put down her shooting irons. And Marjorie Greene does.
Ilhan Omar Wins Democratic Primary in Minnesota
Photo: Getty ImagesOn Tuesday night, early projections showed Representative Ilhan Omar winning the Democratic primary over Attorney Antone Melton-Meaux in Minnesota’s fifth district. As of late Tuesday night, Omar was leading her primary challenger by over 15 points in the safely blue district, which encompasses Minneapolis. Omar has invested some $400,000 on digital ads but Melton-Meaux has $1.5 million in outside help. A high-spending super PAC, Americans for Tomorrow’s Future, has also waded into the race, spending close to $2.5 million on mailers and TV ads criticizing Omar and boosting Melton-Meaux. Following the unrest in Minneapolis, Melton-Meaux called for reform and an end to systemic racism, while Omar pressed city government to shift funding away from the police department and toward other social services.
Portland protests move into ‘usually quiet nighttime streets,’ report says
The Oregonian reported that protests in the city are approaching their 80th consecutive night and residents are taking to online platforms like Reddit to post their growing safety concerns. The report said the shift brings "crowds of demonstrators and a heavy police force onto usually quiet nighttime streets." Neighborhood residents regularly aid protesters as police chase small groups through Portlands residential streets, Getty reported. The Portland Police Association is a labor union that represents members of the Portland Police Bureau. "Portland, which is out of control, should finally, after almost 3 months, bring in the National Guard," Trump tweeted Monday.
Lack of body cameras fuels suspicion in Chicago shooting
Authorities have said they found a gun at the scene, but they acknowledge that the officers who shot him were not wearing cameras. After Allen was shot on Sunday, activists immediately seized on the news that the officers were not wearing body cameras. “These details are uncorroborated, partially because CPD also claims there is no body camera footage available for this interaction,” the group said. Questions about the lack of body cameras extend beyond activist groups. Chicago police have also used body camera footage to show that officers acted properly, possibly heading off the kind of rampage that unfolded this week.
Chicago man charged with attempted murder in shooting that police say sparked looting
Chicago police arrested and charged a man with attempted murder after they say he shot at officers in an incident that prompted looting downtown. Latrell Allen, 20, of Englewood was charged with two felony counts of attempted murder in the first degree and one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon, Chicago police said Monday. At least one security guard and a civilian were hospitalized in critical condition after being shot, Brown said. Another protest condemning the police shooting of Allen was planned at a police headquarters for Tuesday evening. This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Chicago looting: Police arrest man on attempted murder charges
After Police Shooting Spurs Further Unrest in Chicago, Community Members Ask What Comes Next
The looting and unrest “was just painful to see,” Pastor Donovan Price, a community activist in Chicago, tells TIME. Other residents are concerned about how such behaviors will impact policing practices and a federal law enforcement presence in the city, following a back-and-forth between President Trump and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. (“We are coming for you,” Mayor Lightfoot said in a speech to the people who engaged in criminal behavior on Sunday night.) Story continuesMonday night saw a series of more-structured protests, led by members of Black Lives Matter Chicago, in support of those who were arrested the night before. It was later confirmed that the officers involved in the shooting did not have body cameras.
After the protests, lingering trauma: the scars of ‘non-lethal’ weapons
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Soren Stevenson, who lost his left eye to a rubber bullet during the George Floyd protests. When we spoke, Stevenson had just had his left eye removed and his eye-lid sewed shut. •••Many of the so-called non-lethal crowd control weapons that are used to disperse protests today have their origins in colonial policing. More painful than the physical injury, Dundon told me, is the fact that she can no longer engage in activism. Loud and crowded places make me anxious,” Dundon told me, adding that many other Native American activists from Standing Rock have similarly been incapacitated by their injuries.
Why race matters when it comes to mental health
The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US, and the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests across the globe is taking its toll on the mental health of black people. The significant role that race and systemic racism play both historically and in today's world can, and is, affecting individuals psychologically. The experience of racism – both direct and indirect in the form of micro-aggressions or exposure to racism via the media – can have a devastating effect on the mental health of black people. This effect – known as “racial trauma” – can lead to depression, hypervigilance, chronic stress and fatigue, bodily inflammation and symptoms similar to post traumatic stress disorder. Yvonne Bailey-Smith, a family psychotherapist from London describes the continual news coverage showing the murder of a black person as “brutalising”.
‘Squad’ member Ilhan Omar breezes past challenger in Minnesota Democrat primary
Ilhan Omar, a member of the progressive “squad” in Congress, breezed past a well-funded Antone Melton-Meaux campaign to clinch the Minnesota Democratic primary on Tuesday. Daily coronavirus briefing No hype, just the advice and analysis you need Enter your email address Continue Continue Please enter an email address Email address is invalid Fill out this field Email address is invalid Email already exists. Ms Omar supported a push by a majority of the Minneapolis City Council to replace the city’s police department with something new. Both touched on the issue in personal ways, with Ms Omar saying she wanted her son to grow up safely. I have some reservations.”John Hildebrand, a 47-year-old teacher in Minneapolis who voted for Ms Omar, said her national profile is an advantage.
NHLPA’s Fehr buoyed by 0 positive tests; `So far so good’
FILE -NHL Players' Association Executive Director Donald Fehr listens during a press conference in Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)FILE -NHL Players' Association Executive Director Donald Fehr listens during a press conference in Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 24, 2015. And a powerful opening night statement on social and racial justice issues made by the league and its players. ADVERTISEMENTBut it’s far better than what’s happened in Fehr’s former sport, Major League Baseball, which has experienced numerous delays and postponements due to players acting irresponsibly. Should everything continue going smoothly, Fehr expects the league and players to have further planning discussions on the 2020-21 season next month.
1.1 million Americans register to vote in first weeks of BLM protests, study finds
Americans flocked to register to vote during the first two weeks of the Black Lives Matter protests, a new study finds. The data firm analyzed registration data from 2016 compared to 2020 and found large differences in the two election cycles. Around 1.1 million Americans registered to vote from June 1-15 this year, while 1.6 million Americans registered in all of June 2016. Of the new Americans who have registered to vote, the vast majority registered as Democrats. More than 200,000 more Democrats registered than Republican voters in June 2020, according to TargetSmart data.
Millions registered to vote in June. BLM protests likely contributed to the surge.
In the first half of June, 1.1 million voters registered. Not all states have reported the entire month of June's registration data, hence the partial national data. Some of June's registration surge likely happened at the protests: Local reports from Los Angeles, California, to Kalamazoo, Michigan, detail voter registration efforts. "Voter registration for Democrats nearly doubled in June from 17,000 in 2016 to 32,000 in 2020. In May, the decline accelerated and voter registrations fell 54 percent compared with 2016’s numbers.
Downtown Chicago reopens for cleanup in wake of widespread looting hundreds overrun Magnificent Mile
Bridges and expressways in downtown Chicago reopened on Tuesday after business owners and emergency workers headed back to the area after a night of violence and looting. Most of the trouble happened along the upscale Magnificent Mile section of the city, which is one of the most popular areas that tourists like to visit. Chicago Police officers were stationed all around the station with some officers keeping watch from up above. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot described the criminal behavior as 'an assault on our city' and nothing to do with any kind of 'organized' protest. Staff board up Louis Vuitton on Magnificent Mile in Chicago on Monday afternoonThe Timberland store in Chicago was also hit by the angry crowds.
How Bida Manda and Brewery Bhavana Harbored a Culture of Abuse Behind a Progressive Facade
What follows is an in-depth report of the inner workings of Bida Manda and Brewery Bhavana, as recounted by employees who experienced the restaurants’ cult-like environment. The racist incident occurred in early February when Jibreel Parks, a Bida Manda server, was nearing the end of a shift. The sprawling, elegant Brewery Bhavana opened in 2017, bringing in a third partner, Patrick Woodson, who also oversaw operations at the nearby brewery. “I was an outlier because I was older,” says bartender Patricia Heath, who was hired at Bida Manda in 2014. Everyone has made out with Van.’”Brandon Edwards began working at Bida Manda in 2016, when he was 21.
After Years of “Silencing, Repression, and Retaliation” at This Software Company, Workers Decided to Organize
Our new issue – looking at what the Bernie campaigns accomplished and the work left to do – is out this week. “Even if work gets done [remotely] — we are losing, big time, the culture that made the company successful,” writes Faulkner. I spoke with more than twenty current and former Epic employees, and the picture they paint dramatically diverges from the one presented by company leadership. It is this anti-worker culture, say Epic employees, that Faulkner and her fellow executives are eager to retain. Once decided, support.”) Such tensions come on the heels of a June 2020 email from Epic president Carl Dvorak that caused widespread outrage at the company.
Joe Biden chooses Kamala Harris as his running mate
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has officially chosen California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate. “Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau. During her time as attorney general, for example, she established the nation’s first state-led database tracking police killings and racial bias. “I’m honored to join him as our party’s nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief.”. I'm honored to join him as our party's nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief.
Kamala Harris’s controversial record on criminal justice, explained
Now critics have labeled her a “cop” — a sellout for a broken criminal justice system. “There’s been incredibly rapid change in public opinion, in attention to criminal justice,” Silard said, citing his decades-long experience in the criminal justice system and current experience as president of the reform-minded Rosenberg Foundation. Criminal justice reform had spread nationally: Congress passed the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, effectively reducing penalties for crack cocaine. She has adopted sweeping rhetoric about the criminal justice system, arguing that it needs to be systemically changed. “I was a little slow to trust her as a reformer on criminal justice, but I think she’s proven herself to me,” he said.
'The Squad' shows staying power after string of primary wins
With Rep. Ilhan Omar's victory on Tuesday, she joined squad members Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who all held their own against Democratic primary challengers in recent weeks. REP. ILHAN OMAR BEATS BACK DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY CHALLENGE IN MINNESOTA“Tonight, our movement didn’t just win,” Omar tweeted. Cori Bush, a Black Lives Matter activist also defeated Rep. William Lacy Clay -- a longtime St. Louis-area congressman -- in Missouri's Democratic primary on Aug 4. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe fourth squad member, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, represents Massachusetts' 7th congressional District and is unopposed in the state's Democratic primary on Sept. 1.
COVID-19 is hitting Latinos hardest, so it’s crucial ensure test results are available in Spanish
We also set up an online patient portal where patients would get their lab reports and information about what the results meant. While we had been focusing on delivering swift results, we’d forgotten to ensure that all of our patients could understand them. One of the things the COVID-19 pandemic has shown is the importance of accurate lab tests and understandable results. We haven’t given these Americans a voice in their health care choices because we haven’t done something as simple as translate their health results. By not translating lab reports, we are putting other Americans at a disadvantage, denying them the agency in their own well-being that so many of us have.
Seattle's first black police chief said that 'lack of respect for the officers' led to resignation
Seattle's first Black police chief, who enjoyed deep support in its minority communities, is stepping down in protest of cuts made by the CIty Council that will see a reduction of almost 100 officers, most of them minorities. 'It really is about the overarching lack of respect for the officers.' Durkan praised Best's service and commitment to improving policing in the city Tuesday. City Council members and residents alike had criticized Durkan and Best for the department's response to protests against police brutality prompted by Floyd's killing. Separately, member Lisa Herbold called Best's decision 'a staggering loss to leaders of the Black and Brown community.'
Petition Demands Justice For 20-Year-Old BLM Activist Tianna Arata Who Faces 8 Criminal Charges For Organizing A Protest
Supporters of Black Lives Matter activist Tianna Arata, 20, are pushing for justice as she faces eight charges and years in prison for staging a demonstration in San Luis Obispo, California. An Change.Org petition is rallying behind the young woman who faces eight charges, including four felony counts of false imprisonment, one count of felony conspiracy and three misdemeanors. “Tianna’s arrest and charges were unjust,” the petition reads. Protect our young black lives movement leaders right to protest and demand that the district attorney not pursue any charges against Tianna Arata. Differing accounts including eyewitness video have come out of the protests showing motorists attempting to hit protesters with their cars.
MLS is Back Tournament winners and losers: Orlando City surprises, LA Galaxy and Atlanta United are duds
MLS IS BACK:Portland Timbers win finale against Orlando CityMLS:Teams to return to play in home markets beginning WednesdayGREAT WITH COFFEE:The biggest stories, every morning. Having played for the U.S. U-15, U-17 and U-20 national teams, Akinola has yet to be capped by the senior team. Having played for the U.S. U-15, U-17 and U-20 national teams, Akinola has yet to be capped by the senior team. MLS is Back concept: Seriously, MLS could do a World Cup-style tournament every year. FC Dallas and Nashville SC: The MLS is Back Tournament got off to a rough start before its first game was even played.
Colorado Springs cop suspended for ‘KILL THEM ALL’ comment on protest livestream
A Colorado Springs cop has been temporarily suspended after an investigation found he commented “KILL THEM ALL” on a live stream video of a police brutality protest in June. Keith Wrede used a pseudonym on Facebook to write “KILL THEM ALL” and “KILL EM ALL” in response to a local ABC affiliate’s video of the protest on June 30, his department announced Monday. Wrede was suspended for 40 hours and will lose more than $2,000 in wages — but he will still be employed by the department. After two decades on the force, he’s been kicked off his specialized unit and reassigned to a different position, CSPD Chief Vince Niski wrote in an open letter. Throughout his 20-year career, Sergeant Wrede has professionally served this community,” the chief wrote.
Looting in Chicago was a long time coming, some experts say
He was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive, according to Chicago police Superintendent David Brown. Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who took office last year, said the wave of property damage and looting was "criminal." The brazenness of people openly looting and attacking police officers shows that they feel that they have nothing to lose, he added. While perennial frustration with law enforcement has often sparked violence within local communities, rarely does that violence move beyond its neighborhood, experts say. Lightfoot has already taken a hard-line stance that the looting was “abject criminal behavior” and “straight-up felony criminal conduct."
An 'admitted leader of the KKK' is sentenced to 6 years in prison for driving his truck through Black Lives Matter protesters
(CNN) A Glen Allen, Virginia, man has been convicted of six misdemeanor charges and sentenced to six years in prison for driving his car through a group of Black Lives Matter protesters in June, online court filings state. Court records show that Rogers still faces three felony counts for attempted malicious wounding -- one count for each of the three people injured in the incident. None of the injuries were life-threatening, Henrico County Commonwealth's Attorney Shannon Taylor said. Rogers has not yet entered a plea to the felony charges, and his attorney has not responded to CNN's multiple requests for comment. Several witnesses at the June 7th Black Lives Matter protest in Henrico County, Virginia, reported that a vehicle had "revved their engine and drove through the protesters occupying the roadway," Henrico County Police said.
Black activists praise Biden's pick of Harris, but warn challenges remain
DETROIT (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s pick of Kamala Harris as his running mate showed his commitment to Black voters, African-American activists said, but they warned it would not guarantee him the support he needs to win. Black Americans - and Black women particularly - are the most loyal Democratic constituencies. She said she has been heartened that Biden’s campaign has responded by hiring new, diverse staff members and reached out to Black elected leaders across the country. Keith Williams, chairman of the Michigan Democratic Black Caucus, advocated for Harris and will help the campaign with outreach in his battleground state. He, too, has warned the campaign has a heavy lift to overcome a split between more moderate and older Black voters, and younger progressives.
Black activists praise Biden's pick of Harris, but warn challenges remain
DETROIT (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s pick of Kamala Harris as his running mate showed his commitment to Black voters, African-American activists said, but they warned it would not guarantee him the support he needs to win. Black Americans - and Black women particularly - are the most loyal Democratic constituencies. She said she has been heartened that Biden’s campaign has responded by hiring new, diverse staff members and reached out to Black elected leaders across the country. Keith Williams, chairman of the Michigan Democratic Black Caucus, advocated for Harris and will help the campaign with outreach in his battleground state. He, too, has warned the campaign has a heavy lift to overcome a split between more moderate and older Black voters, and younger progressives.
He set out to mobilize Latino voters. Then the virus hit.
The virus and the economic fallout it triggered is crashing down on Latinos just as they hit an electoral milestone. But if states such as California, Florida and Nevada were the proving grounds in elections past, North Carolina represents the future. “I’m my sister’s voice, my brother’s voice, my parents’ voice.”Trump won North Carolina by less than 4 percentage points. After they married, Hurtado and Garcia settled in Alamance County in one of the commuter suburbs outside of Chapel Hill. In Alamance County, where Latinos are 13% of the population, they account for 62% of the county’s 2,500 COVID cases.
No charges for many arrested at ongoing Portland protests
Authorities said Hester won't be charged following her arrest early Monday. Hester’s arrest drew a sharp rebuke from national Black Lives Matter activists, who are increasingly focusing on demonstrations in Oregon’s largest city. Authorities said Hester won't be charged following her arrest early Monday. (Brooke Herbert/The Oregonian via AP)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People who have been arrested since late May on non-violent misdemeanor charges during protests that have racked Oregon’s largest city for more than 70 days won’t be prosecuted. People arrested on similar charges in future demonstrations will also not be prosecuted, he said.
GOP candidate who follows QAnon wins Georgia runoff and calls Nancy Pelosi 'anti-American'
During her victory speech, which was shared on Facebook, Greene is heard calling Democratic House Speaker Pelosi a 'b***h'. Marjorie Taylor Greene (pictured center) beat neurosurgeon John Cowan in a primary runoff for the open seat on Tuesday in northwest Georgia. During her victory speech, which was shared on Facebook, Greene is heard calling Democratic House Speaker Pelosi a 'b***h''I just wanna say to Nancy Pelosi. Greene won the seat despite several GOP officials denouncing her campaign after videos surfaced in which she expressed racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim views. In another clip of her victory speech posted to social media, Greene said she decided to enter politics because the country is heading in the wrong direction.
Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile. Spotlight on Sherrilyn Ifill
The obscenely distorted narrative that white people embraced civil rights leaders during the Civil Rights Movement, and activists today are just “doing it wrong” must be challenged. Maybe members of Congress were willing to sit down & debate with civil rights leaders? americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/marsh… Maybe they were willing to “sit down and talk to” civil rights lawyers? The New Republic: Corporate America’s Hollow Denunciations of Systemic Racism~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Since May, such empty denunciations of “systemic racism” have become all too common. “Systemic racism,” on the other hand, offers little more than a gesture of recognition that racism is deeply rooted in American life.
The NY Times Reports Russia is waging a disinformation campaign. Big. Fcking. Deal.
It now appears to have been wildly exaggerated — and the first viral hit in Russia’s 2020 disinformation campaign. And now, days later, the Portland Bible burnings appear to be one of the first viral Russian disinformation hits of the 2020 presidential campaign. Russian interference (and that by other foreign actors) still provokes a response that this is a bad thing from the mainstream media. And while they’ve been doing that, they’ve also done their best to neuter the mainstream media — with the mainstream media’s complaisance. The reluctance of the mainstream media to call him out on this is their biggest failure.
Kamala Harris Provides Welcome Relief From an Otherwise Butthole-Heavy News Cycle
For example: there is still no national testing/tracing program, and therefore there is still zero chance of getting the coronavirus outbreak under control. And I don’t know whether to be angry at the deeply warped priorities, or flabbergasted at the apparent inability to extrapolate. Oh my, that only happens when something is very, very wrong medically,” and the minute I stop laughing about this, you’ll know I have died. And hey, it’s finally official: California Senator Kamala Harris is the next Vice President of the United States of America! Head on over to showercapblog.com to sign up for updates, cuz fun stuff is coming soon, including the ACTION GUIDE!
Remember that viral story of a Bible-burning in Portland, Oregon? Here's the bigger picture
Here’s what we know: The incident is real, albeit misleading in the right-wing media framing it eventually got. Notebooks, newspapers, and twigs appear to also go into the fire, much to the apathy of the people surrounding it. Because most protesters weren’t actually hanging around the fire at the time, anyway, unlike the story’s initial framing would have you believe. To give you an idea of this social media reach, it was Cheong that Cruz and Trump Jr. eventually retweeted. Though, to be clear, as the Times points out, he does not appear to be complicit in any way.
'Performative action' to cut cops' budget costs Seattle its first Black police chief
Similarly, activists have been pushing the Seattle City Council to not only cut, but redistribute half the police force’s budget to community programs, The Washington Post reported. “We demand the Seattle City Council stop prioritizing performative action that solely suggests the appearance of change. And we demand a successor that serves Black Lives.”Deputy Chief Adrian Diaz will fill Best’s role as interim chief upon her retirement, Best said. “I look forward to seeing how this department moves forward through the process of re-envisioning public safety.”x Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best is resigning. Here's the message she just sent to officers, hours after the Seattle City Council voted on cuts to the police department budget.
Former Israeli Soldier Sues Pro-Palestinian Toronto Restaurant
In a statement of claim DeLuca said two posts on Foodbenders' Instagram account on July 6 defamed him. He's an IDF [Israel Defense Forces] SOLDIER (aka terrorist) yet he's using the BLM [Black Lives Matter] movement for likes. (In recent years the Israeli military has bombed Syria on a weekly basis and has multiple boots on Palestinian necks. After pro-Palestinian activists protested a presentation by Israeli military reservists at York in November, those who brought the 'terrorists' to the university and in some cases assaulted the protesters claimed they were the victims. In 2018 a private Toronto school that flew an Israeli flag and promoted its military also claimed "anti-Semitism" when pro-Palestinian graffiti was scrawled on its walls.
World Socialist Web Site
By Patrick Martin, 11 August 2020Barr made a political amalgam connecting the Democratic Party, Black Lives Matter, Antifa and terrorism. By the World Socialist Web Site Educators Newsletter, 11 August 2020Teachers and students spoke to the WSWS to express their opposition to New York state Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plans to allow all schools to reopen in the coming weeks. 8 agosto 2020Esta resolución fue adoptada por unanimidad por el Sexto Congreso Nacional del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad en los EE.UU., celebrado entre el 19 y el 24 de julio de 2020. Nick Beams, 8 agosto 2020Un principal fondo de comercio de oro ahora tiene oro igual a un cuarto del que se tiene en Fort Knox en los EE.UU. y tiene más que las reservas de oro del Banco de Japón, el Banco de Inglaterra y el Banco de la Reserva de la India.
Kamala Harris’ selection as VP resonates with Black women
FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2019, file photo, then -Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens during a gun safety forum in Las Vegas. It represented a full-circle moment for Black women, who for generations have fought for their voices to be heard and political aspirations recognized. But for Black women, the freedom to vote didn’t come until much later, part of a historical pattern of being denied justice offered to others. “It took an additional 45 years of organizing to secure the rights to vote for Black women and other women of color,” Ufot said. It affirms Black women and all we did for this country.
‘Squad’ member Rep. Ilhan Omar holds off primary challenger in Minnesota
Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota on Tuesday survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an issue of her national celebrity. Omar, seeking her second term in November, defeated Antone Melton-Meaux, an attorney and mediator who raised millions in anti-Omar money. Melton-Meaux did not support that but did support shifting some funding away from police to more social service-oriented programs. — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) August 12, 2020Progressive Democrats gained confidence in Omar’s reelection chances after primary victories last week by fellow “Squad” member Rep. Rashida Tlaib in Michigan and by challenger Cori Bush, a Black Lives Matter activist, in a St. Louis-area congressional primary. I have some reservations.”AdvertisementJohn Hildebrand, a 47-year-old teacher in Minneapolis who voted for Omar, said her national profile is an advantage.
Black Lives Matter signs vandalized at churches and homes in Arlington
Two Black Lives Matter signs and a mural were destroyed at Calvary Church, and a banner at First Parish was altered to read “ALL Lives Matter,” police said. At the homes, Ku Klux Klan stickers depicting a klansman in a white robe were affixed to lawn signs. The vandalism at Cavalry Church, First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, and two homes in East Arlington was reported Monday morning, police said in a statement. Arlington police are investigating four incidents of vandalism to Black Lives Matter signs, the department said Tuesday. Arlington police ask anyone with information to call the department at 781-643-1212 or report it via Tip411.
Barnes leads Kings to another win over Pelicans, 112-106
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - (AP) -- Harrison Barnes scored 25 points, including 12 in the third quarter, and the Sacramento Kings beat the New Orleans Pelicans 112-106 on Tuesday night. The Kings earned their second win in the NBA restart -- each over the Pelicans. The Kings' only win in their first six games in the restart was a 140-125 victory over the Pelicans on Thursday, when Bogdan Bogdanovic scored a career-high 35 points. The Pelicans led 49-42 before back-to-back jams by Harry Giles III highlighted the Kings' 8-0 run in the second period. Brandon Ingram (sore right knee) and Jrue Holiday (right elbow contusion) also were held out.
Minnesota´s Omar holds off well-funded primary challenger
Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota on Tuesday survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an issue of her national celebrity. Omar, seeking her second term in November, defeated Antone Melton-Meaux, an attorney and mediator who raised millions in anti-Omar money. Omar rejected Melton-Meaux´s attacks, saying they were funded by interests who wanted to get her out of Congress because she´s effective. John Hildebrand, a 47-year-old teacher in Minneapolis who voted for Omar, said her national profile is an advantage. Blake Smith, 23, a parks worker who is Black and described himself as a leftist, also backed Omar.
Kamala Harris has a lot of policy ideas that should make progressives happy—really.
Joe Biden obviously did not pick Kamala Harris to be his running mate in order to please the American left. Harris might also be a good policy influence on Biden if he treats her as a real governing partner, as he hopefully will. Harris clearly wants to prove that she isn’t really a cop. Despite her record in California, she’s aligned with the spirit of the times. As vice president, it’s possible Harris could become the country’s most important advocate for dropping families much-needed gift baskets of cash.
Neighbors unhappy as demonstrations move east into residential Portland
In downtown Kenton, protesters used wooden items, including picnic tables and road barrier signs, to build a barricade across Denver near Schofield Street. “What a dumpster has to do with Black Lives Matter, I don’t know,” Bradley said. But while some neighbors decry the actions of protesters, others are unhappy with the police. Mondainé, have said the Black Lives Matter movement is being co-opted. Earlier this month, Mayor Ted Wheeler and Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell were among those who said that they support Black Lives Matter but condemn the violence of some protesters at the nightly demonstrations.
Left showing hypocrisy with China meddling revelations: Goodwin
China Joe and Beijing Biden could be more than pejorative nicknames Trumpers throw at the Democrats’ nominee. Among the findings, China and Iran want Biden in the White House while Russia favors the incumbent. Both also doubt the accuracy of the Biden findings, with the Times suggesting, without evidence, that the push for Biden was included as a political sop to Trump. It’s a near certainty that Pelosi owes her party’s victory in the 2018 midterms to the Russia, Russia, Russia hysteria. Moreover, the Obama-Biden administration was maddeningly passive as China expanded its military aggression in the region.
Chicago boutique owners looted twice in three months call for help: 'We are not equipped to defend our store'
The owners of a Chicago boutique shop spoke out Tuesday after they were looted this week for the second time in three months, sustaining merchandise losses worth more than $25,000. Londo Mondo owners Carrie and Ken Londe told "The Story" their store was initially looted in May during unrest following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. At the time, the couple were prearing to reopen their shop, which was already reeling from the effects of coronavirus lockdown orders. The store was looted for a second time at 2:30 a.m Monday, when intruders took more than $25,000 worth of merchandise from the women's fashion boutique. BLM HOLDS RALLY IN CHICAGO TO SUPPORT THOSE ARRESTED FOR LOOTING"Two days before we were supposed to reopen ... a wave of looters happened," Carrie Londe said.
Trump not ready to commit to election results if he loses
President Donald Trump pauses as he speaks during an event on regulatory reform on the South Lawn of the White House, Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)President Donald Trump pauses as he speaks during an event on regulatory reform on the South Lawn of the White House, Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Washington. ADVERTISEMENT“First of all, I’m not losing, because those are fake polls,” Trump said in the taped interview, which aired Sunday. Full Coverage: Election 2020On policing, Trump said he could understand why Black Americans are upset about how police use force disproportionately against them. Trump, 74, stuck to a campaign charge that Biden, 77, is unable to handle the rigors of the White House because of his age.
Rep. Ilhan Omar holds off challenger in Minnesota Democratic primary
MINNEAPOLIS — Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota on Tuesday survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an issue of her national celebrity. Omar, seeking her second term in November, defeated Antone Melton-Meaux, an attorney and mediator who raised millions in anti-Omar money. Omar rejected Melton-Meaux’s attacks, saying they were funded by interests who wanted to get her out of Congress because she’s effective. Both touched on the issue in personal ways, with Omar saying she wanted her son to grow up safely. I have some reservations.”John Hildebrand, a 47-year-old teacher in Minneapolis who voted for Omar, said her national profile is an advantage.
Warren wasn’t VP pick, but could be a key player — from inside or outside — in a Biden administration
And it raises the question of what role one of the most prominent progressives might play in a Biden administration, should he and Harris be elected: Would she be a key player inside Biden’s world, either as a Cabinet secretary or as an informal adviser? Or might she become an outside critic of an administration that is more moderate than she is, as happened at times during the Obama years? WASHINGTON — Former vice president Joe Biden called Senator Elizabeth Warren himself on Tuesday with the disappointing news: She would not be his running mate. And she landed herself on Biden’s vice presidential short list, along with contenders like Harris, former national security adviser Susan Rice, and California Representative Karen Bass, and stayed there until Tuesday. But some of her supporters say they would prefer to see her tug a Biden administration to the left from the outside.
Minnesota’s Omar holds off well-funded primary challenger
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota on Tuesday survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an issue of her national celebrity. Omar rejected Melton-Meaux’s attacks, saying they were funded by interests who wanted to get her out of Congress because she’s effective. Melton-Meaux did not support that but did support shifting some funding away from police to more social service-oriented programs. I have some reservations.”John Hildebrand, a 47-year-old teacher in Minneapolis who voted for Omar, said her national profile is an advantage. “It’s more time for radical change than like small — I don’t think we have time for incremental change anymore,” Smith said.
Rep. Ilhan Omar wins contentious Fifth District DFL primary
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar won a five-way DFL primary Tuesday in Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District, topping her nearest contender by double digits after the polls closed at 8 p.m. He conceded at his Minneapolis campaign headquarters shortly after 9 p.m. “I think there’s excitement and energy in that Fifth District race for both candidates,” he added. Omar was one of several progressive women of color in Congress who faced a well-financed primary challenger this year. New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib both handily prevailed this summer in high-dollar primary races.
Longtime Englewood residents push back against police reform protesters
Standing in the middle of 63rd Street, encircled by police reform protesters, the 42-year-old lifelong resident of Englewood yelled: “None of these motherf-----s are gonna be here tomorrow. That’s why I got a problem.”Kidd and several other longtime residents of Englewood pushed back on a rally in the neighborhood Tuesday evening that was planned by several local police reform organizations. According to Kidd, residents of the South Side neighborhood were given no prior notice of the rally. He was especially concerned that Englewood community members would bear the brunt if tensions flared up between police and non-residents. Don’t come in Englewood with it,” Darryl Smith, president of the Englewood Political Task Force, told reporters Tuesday.
Ilhan Omar holds off well-funded primary challenger
Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota on Tuesday survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an issue of her national celebrity. Omar, seeking her second term in November, defeated Antone Melton-Meaux, an attorney and mediator who raised millions in anti-Omar money. Omar rejected Melton-Meaux’s attacks, saying they were funded by interests who wanted to get her out of Congress because she’s effective. Melton-Meaux did not support that but did support shifting some funding away from police to more social service-oriented programs. “It’s more time for radical change than like small — I don’t think we have time for incremental change anymore,” Smith said.
Minnesota's Omar holds off well-funded primary challenger
MINNEAPOLIS — Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota on Tuesday survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an issue of her national celebrity. Omar, seeking her second term in November, defeated Antone Melton-Meaux, an attorney and mediator who raised millions in anti-Omar money. Omar rejected Melton-Meaux’s attacks, saying they were funded by interests who wanted to get her out of Congress because she’s effective. Both touched on the issue in personal ways, with Omar saying she wanted her son to grow up safely. I have some reservations.”John Hildebrand, a 47-year-old teacher in Minneapolis who voted for Omar, said her national profile is an advantage.
Kaia Gerber and Cara Delevingne flaunt their figures in matching athletic sets during a workout
And Kaia Gerber joined friend and fellow catwalk queen Cara Delevingne for a workout session on Tuesday, just one day before Cara's 28th birthday. Both ladies donned athletic sets in sports bras and high waist workout leggings and sneakers. Meanwhile, Cara opted for a black Puma set and all black sneakers with white socks peeking through. Fierce: Cara opted for a black Puma set and all black sneakers with white socks peeking throughTo hydrate the London native was sure to have a boxed water in hand. Because they seemed to be in a private workout session, neither Cara or Kaia donned a face mask, which still was within the guidelines of the pandemic as others were not around.
Black Man Arrested For Allegedly Executing White Five-Year-Old Boy In Front Of Sisters
On Sunday, 25-year-old black male Darius Sessoms allegedly murdered 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant, who is white, in Wilson, North Carolina, in front of the boy’s two young sisters. We need justice for 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant who was murdered in cold blood. “Five-year-old Cannon Hinnant was executed in cold blood while riding his bike. 5 year old Cannon Hinnant was executed in cold blood while riding his bike. His funeral is Thursday.”Please pause and say a prayer for 5-year-old Cannon Blake Hinnant's family.
Black Lives Matter Chicago Attacks Mayor For Criticizing Looters
Black Lives Matter attacked Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Monday for criticizing looters, saying that she instead should have spent her time criticizing the police officers that were involved in a shooting Sunday afternoon. “This morning, Mayor Lightfoot held a press conference,” Black Lives Matter wrote in a Monday press release. Black Lives Matter also said that “corporations have ‘looted’ more from our communities than a few protesters ever could, yet the Mayor reserves her anger for the latter. (RELATED: Rioters, Looters Hit Chicago After Man Reportedly Hit In Shootout With Police)WATCH:There are literally hundreds of looters in Chicago right now, hitting all the stores. Black Lives Matter also criticized police for pursuing the suspect, saying that it went “directly against the DOJ recommendation to eliminate foot chases” and “created violence out of a situation where no one was in danger.”
Georgia Police Chief Who Was Investigated For Saying He Didn’t Support Black Lives Matter Resigns
A Georgia police chief resigned Tuesday after being investigated for saying he didn’t support Black Lives Matter in a June Facebook post. Former Johns Creek Police Chief Chris Byers reached a confidential settlement agreement, according to a Monday announcement. The investigation into the officer reportedly also focused on issues “unrelated” to the former officer’s post, according to statements from the city manager given to the Associated Press. (RELATED: More Than 100 NYPD Officers Injured In Protests Since June 10)“I do not support the Black Lives Matter as a movement as it seems to glorify the killing of my brothers and sisters,” Byers wrote. And I will bow down to pray with you.”An interim police chief will occupy Byers’ role until a suitable alternative is found, the announcement said.
Construction Crew Paves Over ‘Defund The Police’ Painting At BLM Plaza In DC
A construction crew paved over the phrase “Defund The Police” on Tuesday that had been previously painted onto Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C.Democratic D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser unveiled a massive street painting along the newly-named BLM Plaza in front of the White House on June 5 that said “Black Lives Matter.”DC Mayor Muriel Bowser had “Black Lives Matter” painted onto 16th St. just down from the White House. (RELATED: DC Mayor Won’t Answer Repeated Questions About Removing ‘Defund The Police’ Mural From City Street)WATCH:Before and after photos for reference. (@RichieMcGinniss) August 11, 2020Many signs and artworks had also been removed as workers paved over the saying. Bowser’s original “Black Lives Matter” mural did not appear to be being paved over. It is not immediately clear what prompted the removal of the “Defund The Police” phrase.
Inside The Political Motives Of ‘Black Lives Matter’ Leadership
The Black Lives Matter Global Network, founded by three women described as “radical Black organizers” — Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi — has branched out into a global network of around 40 chapters with significant organizational and community infrastructure.
Why is Gregg Popovich Lying About Michael Brown And Stirring Racial Animus?
Through King, I donated $1,000 to support Michael Brown’s mother on an alleged overseas trip to speak about racial injustice. More important, the Department of Justice, under the guidance of President Barack Obama and attorney general Eric Holder, unearthed the facts regarding Michael Brown’s shooting. I now no longer pretend Michael Brown was an innocent victim of police brutality. So why did San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich spend three minutes Sunday promoting a Michael Brown narrative debunked by a black president, a black attorney general and colorblind facts? A reporter inside the Orlando bubble should ask Gregg Popovich why he lied about Michael Brown’s encounter with Darren Wilson.
Black Lives Matter holds rally in Chicago to support those arrested after looting, unrest
Black Lives Matter members in Chicago held a rally on Monday to support the more than 100 arrested last night following widespread looting and rioting that caused at least $60 million in property damage and saw 13 police officers injured, according to a report. The rally was organized by Black Lives Matter Chicago and was held at a police station in the South Loop where organizers say individuals are currently being held in custody. Latrell Allen, 20, was charged with attempted murder Monday after firing on officers, according to Chicago police. A video posted on Facebook around 6:30 p.m. falsely claimed that officers had shot and killed a 15-year-old boy. WIDESPREAD LOOTING IN CHICAGO CAUGHT ON VIDEO AFTER POLICE-INVOLVED SHOOTING“This was not an organized protest.
‘This Is Reparations!’: BLM Chicago Defends Looting, Holds Rally For ‘Protesters’ Arrested In Sunday’s Riots
A Chicago Branch of “Black Lives Matter” gathered in front of a police station on Chicago’s south side where demonstrators claimed more than 100 people were being held following arrests for looting and rioting in the city Sunday night, demanding the “protesters” be released. The rally, which drew a few dozen protesters, was advertised as being in support of those jailed for looting a number of luxury stores and boutiques in Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile” shopping district. A flyer for the demonstration claimed that those “arrested last night” were “protesting another police shooting” and were taken to jail for “taking reparations from corporations.”CHICAGO We will be rallying at jail support TONIGHT! 7pm at 18th & State We do this til we free us #DefundCPD #CPACNow pic.twitter.com/blcH7GkPHa — BLMChicago (@BLMChi) August 10, 2020A speaker at the rally, Ariel Atkins, who is an organizer for Chicago Black Lives Matter, defended the robbery and destruction of property again as “reparations” for oppression. They eventually encountered 20-year-old Latrell Allen, whom police claim shot at least six rounds at officers while fleeing from CPD on foot.
VIDEO: Hundreds Drown Out BLM By Singing Star Spangled Banner at #BackTheBlue Rally
During a Back the Blue rally in downtown Wichita, Kansas, hundreds of police supporters erupted in song as a single Black Lives Matter protester attempted to derail the event by chanting across the street, in a display that quickly saw the Black Lives Matter protester disappear into an office building. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., the event featured speakers including several candidates running for elected office in Kansas, including Susan Estes, the wife of U.S. House Rep. Ron Estes (R-KS). Within moments, the majority of the crowd joined in singing the anthem. When the melody concluded, applause erupted, and the Black Lives Matter protester was no longer chanting or visible, apparently having returned to an office building. Hundreds of Back the Blue rally goers erupted in song, singing the Star Spangled Banner in response to disruptions from one Black Lives Matter protester in Wichita, Kansas.
Seattle Business Owners Who Had Windows Smashed by BLM Say They Still Support BLM
Seattle business owners who have seen the windows of their premises repeatedly smashed by Black Lives Matter protesters assert that they still support the organization. The business owners told KOMO News they were “fed up” after eight premises were targeted by vandals during another round of violent unrest last night on Seattle’s First Hill. “Seattle Police said the individuals arrested were part of a group of protests that began at Cal Anderson Park Sunday night,” according to the report. Despite playing an instrumental role in re-taking the area, Seattle Police chief Carmen Best announced her resignation after the Democratic city council voted to cut millions from the police department’s budget at the behest of Black Lives Matter protesters. Support my sponsor – Turbo Force – a supercharged boost of clean energy without the comedown.
VIDEO: Hundreds Drown Out BLM By Singing Star Spangled Banner at #BackTheBlue Rally
During a Back the Blue rally in downtown Wichita, Kansas, hundreds of police supporters erupted in song as a single Black Lives Matter protester attempted to derail the event by chanting across the street, in a display that quickly saw the Black Lives Matter protester disappear into an office building. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., the event featured speakers including several candidates running for elected office in Kansas, including Susan Estes, the wife of U.S. House Rep. Ron Estes (R-KS). Within moments, the majority of the crowd joined in singing the anthem. When the melody concluded, applause erupted, and the Black Lives Matter protester was no longer chanting or visible, apparently having returned to an office building. Hundreds of Back the Blue rally goers erupted in song, singing the Star Spangled Banner in response to disruptions from one Black Lives Matter protester in Wichita, Kansas.
Video: BLM Speaker Claims Rioters Looting Gucci Stores “Is Reparations”
A Black Lives Matter rally outside a Chicago police station on Monday featured a speaker who defended the looting and rioting seen over the past few months. The rally was held in response to the arrest of over 100 rioters over the weekend. That makes sure that person has clothes.”“That makes sure that person can make some kind of money because this city obviously doesn’t care about them,” she continued. This is the result of generational victimhood and a culture of big government dependence being peddled to the economically disadvantaged. pic.twitter.com/e2i5QE2Zop — Errol Webber For Congress (CA-37) (@ErrolWebber) August 11, 2020The Reopen America Back to School Special is now live!
Dems Pave Over ‘Defund The Police’ Mural On D.C. Street After Political Backlash
Democrats sent out construction crews to pave over a “Defund The Police” mural on a street in front of the White House after polling revealed public opinion was against their calls to defund law enforcement. Construction crews were seen along 16th street in front of St. John’s Church stripping off the section of road that called for defunding police, while leaving the rest of the giant “Black Lives Matter” mural intact. pic.twitter.com/FSYUE0ZttH — Richie?McG? (@RichieMcGinniss) August 11, 2020This comes after several polls found the majority of Americans were against the Democrats’ calls to defund law enforcement amid nationwide looting and violence by Antifa and Black Lives Matter activists. Democrats could just be terrified of the far-left mob, who turned on Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey (D) in June after he told protesters he would not support calls to defund his city’s police department. Twitter: Follow @WhiteIsTheFuryParler: https://parler.com/profile/WhiteIsTheFury/postsGab: https://gab.com/WhiteIsTheFuryMinds: https://www.minds.com/whiteisthefuryThis video exposes the hate, the racism, emotional immaturity, and the tendency to violence of a highly-regarded Black Lives Matter activist here in the UK.
Black Lives Matter organizer says looting 'is reparations'
During a Black Lives Matter rally in Chicago, Illinois on Monday, one activist defended looting by saying that the practice of burglarizing businesses is actually reparations for slavery. The Black Lives Matter activists gathered on Monday in solidarity with the dozens of Chicago residents who were arrested after a night full of looting and criminal activity that was even condemned by the city’s super-liberal Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Ariel Atkins, a Black Lives Matter organizer, spoke out during this rally to defend looting. Though he is expected to recover, Allen has been hit with attempted murder charges, much to the outrage of Black Lives Matter protesters. Atkins and Black Lives Matter is taking this and running with it, saying that the lack of body cameras points to deep-seated issues with Chicago police.
Portland Prosecutor Likely to Drop Charges Against Rioters Who Injure Cops, Citing 'Instinctive Reaction' to Police
Rioters have been given what is tantamount to carte blanche in Portland. It’s open season on Portlanders, open season on cops, and open season on the rule of law. Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that his default position is not to prosecute and that most crimes by rioters will be forgiven and forgotten. Schmidt basically said that if an assault on a police officer or resisting arrest occurred when police were clearing an area with tear gas, for example, that he would consider dropping those charges. It’s open season on Portland.
The Washington Post's Antifa Riot Chic Fasc-ion Photo Spread Is a Real Stunner
The Washington Post’s fashion spread – make that fasc-ion spread – glorifying violent Portland antifa and Black Lives Matter members is nothing short of stunning, and not in a good way. These are the things for which The Washington Post is lauding the rioting rabble. The Washington Post calls the “before and after” fashion spread a feature story about antifa and Black Lives Matter “protesters” in Portland, but it’s really a glorification of Portland’s violent protests. He called it a “glowing photo essay on antifa riot fashion.” He’s right. As Portland experiences more than 70 days of violent protests, riots, arson attacks, soaring homicides & shootings, @washingtonpost actually published a glowing photo essay on #antifa riot fashion.
'This Is Not About the Money': Ousted Seattle Police Chief Slams City for Disrespect Shown to Department
Protests continued across the city and violence escalated with spiking homicide rates throughout Seattle. This week, the department was dealt a deathblow as the city council voted to defund the police department by millions of dollars. "I want to thank Mayor Durkan for her continuous support through good times and tough times," she said. You truly are the best police department in the country, and please trust me when I say, the vast majority of people in Seattle support you and appreciate you." — Ag Optix (@AgOptix) August 11, 2020Thank you for your unwavering support of your officers, the department and the city of Seattle.
Chicago's Mayor Daley Issued 'Shoot to Kill' Orders in '68. Do We Need That Again to Quell Leftist Mayhem?
Widespread damage was reported throughout Chicago after looting and rioting began around midnight Monday. Brown said police were called to the 5700 block of Racine Avenue for a call with a man with a gun. Brown said that suspect was spotted and officers attempted to interview the man but he quickly fled. Instead, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is acting as the chair of the COVID Karen committee, appalled that people are—gasp—outside whilst ignoring that Chicago is once again a shooting gallery. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to reporter who asks if lootings are happening again because officials refused to prosecute looters the first time:“Do not bait us.
BLM Activists Defend Rioting in Chicago
Over 100 people were arrested in the Sunday riots, and over a dozen police officers were injured. Yet, if you ask some Black Lives Matter Chicago activists, they'd loot again. In Chicago, BLM held a rally to support members of the radical mob arrested for looting, violence and assaulting police officers. Other Illinois leaders say they're at the end of their rope and it's time to accept the president's offer of help. “Once again, Illinois government has failed to protect its residents and businesses," Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin urged.
These Black NYC Council Members Destroy the Narrative of Minorities Wanting to Abolish the Police
The New York Times reported on Monday a number of black New York City Council members, who are staunch Democrats who represent blue districts, have criticized the city's push to defund the New York City Police Department. Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson was against adding more cuts to the $1 billion cut that was approved to the NYPD's budget in July. Robert Cornegy Jr., a Black councilman also from Brooklyn, called the movement 'political gentrification.' "During the debate, Black and Latino council members representing both poor and middle-class communities of color, including Brownsville, Brooklyn, and Jamaica, Queens, wanted to take a measured approach to cutting the police budget. White progressives, allied with some Latino council members from gentrifying and racially mixed neighborhoods and two Black council members, called for more aggressive reductions and reforms."
Black Lives Matter leader doesn’t care if Gucci is looted because ‘that makes sure that that person eats’
— Mike Callahan (@fmcallahan) August 11, 2020Well … it’s a position — Wayward Viking (@NotThatLars) August 11, 2020Is that the official position of Black Lives Matter, or just Black Lives Matter Chicago? Because we think all of the corporations and sports franchises that have bent over backward to appease Black Lives Matter should know. That person needs a 70 inch television! — John Meyers (@cogmeyer) August 11, 2020You know not one reporter in America will ask the national organization if this represents Black Lives Matter’s official position. — SnorkyJr (@SnorkyJr) August 11, 2020BLM Chicago needs a new leader or this movement will die.
Retired Army officers remind chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff he’s obligated by oath to remove President Trump from office; Jake Tapper retweets
CNN ran a piece in February asking what might happen if Trump refused to leave the White House peacefully. Rep. Maxine Waters just last month said the rioting in Portland was a “trial run” for when Trump refuses to leave office. The street protests will inevitably swell outside the White House, and the ranks of Trump’s private army will grow inside its grounds. Under the first, U.S. military forces escort the former president from the White House grounds. (@ey_vay) August 11, 2020What if space aliens came down and declared themselves President and refused to leave office?
Police Chief Resigns After Being Investigated for Criticizing BLM on Facebook
A Georgia police chief resigned Tuesday after being investigated for saying he didn’t support Black Lives Matter in a June Facebook post. Former Johns Creek Police Chief Chris Byers agreed to a confidential settlement, according to a Monday statement. Local officials placed Byers on leave and investigated his conduct after he wrote a Facebook post criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement. “I do not support the Black Lives Matter as a movement as it seems to glorify the killing of my brothers and sisters,” Byers wrote. And I will bow down to pray with you.”An interim police chief will occupy Byers’ role until a replacement is found.
Pro-Police Groups Sue NYC Mayor de Blasio
Two pro-police groups are suing New York Mayor Bill de Blasio after the mayor denied a Blue Lives Matter mural request, according to a lawsuit filed Monday. “We count on your unbiased support.”The groups also suggested an alternate location for the mural on Broadway at West 45th Street. However, de Blasio denied the request, saying during a July media briefing that the Black Lives Matter movement “transcends any notion of politics,” according to the Post. So I think that’s the right approach.”RELATED: PGA Tour Golfer Wins Tournament a Week After Coming Under Fire for 'Blue Lives Matter' BraceletDo you think de Blasio should allow these groups to paint the "Blue Lives Matter" mural? Blue Lives Matter NYC founder Sgt.
Do Black Lives Matter to Leftists? Black Female Police Chief Driven Out by 'Woke' Seattle Politicians
Seattle is so very woke, it was able to force its black female police chief into retirement after months of attacks and undermining by the mayor and city council. Do you think woke leftists will ever admit to what a mess they created for Chief Best and the citizens of Seattle? “This news can’t be overstated: a black female police chief in a profession dominated by white men is essentially being driven out by ‘woke’ Seattle politicians,” Rantz tweeted Tuesday. This news can’t be overstated: a black female police chief in a profession dominated by white men is essentially being driven out by “woke” Seattle politicians. Only the most sadistic racists in the world could come up with a scheme like that — in other words, woke white liberals.
Trump on NFL Return: 'If They Don't Stand for the National Anthem, I Hope They Don't Open'
“Well, they want to open and they want to open badly and they’ve been working with government,” Trump responded. “I would say this, if they don’t stand for the national anthem, I hope they don’t open. They can protest in other ways, they shouldn’t protest our flag or our country.”Travis then asked whether Trump has spoken with owners about his desire for players to stand for the national anthem. And again, you have to stand for your flag and you have to respect your flag and your country. Similarly, the NFL ratings dropped precipitously back in 2018 when anthem kneeling was first becoming a thing.
The unsung secret to racial harmony
Except for Native Americans, blacks and Jews are the most embattled peoples in America for histories and traits beyond their control. The Emancipation Proclamation fell to the Jim Crow Laws, which eventually gave way to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. For every person, white or black, now asking "What can I do?," the deceptively simple answer is to be like Zach, to change the world through genuine relationships. A white woman recently told me she has no blacks in her life; she had no idea where to start. If enough people are willing to truly get to know each other, I have reason to believe we all could change the world.
Major city approves cuts to police budget, mass layoffs, salary reductions
Best, who served in the Seattle Police Department for almost 30 years, became interim chief in 2018, The Seattle Times reported. She was also one of the first black female police chiefs in the country, according to KIRO-FM. “We demand the Seattle City Council stop prioritizing performative action that solely suggests the appearance of change. And we demand a successor that serves Black Lives." The chief's letter did not say specifically why Best chose to leave the department at this time.
Hey, useful idiots: Karl Marx was a racist and anti-Semite
Most people who call themselves Marxists know very little of Karl Marx's life and have never read his three-volume "Das Kapital." What most people do not know is that Marx was a racist and an anti-Semite. When the U.S. annexed California after the Mexican-American War, Marx wrote: "Without violence nothing is ever accomplished in history." Many of Marx's racist ideas were reported in "Karl Marx, Racist" a book written by Nathaniel Weyl, a former member of the U.S. Communist Party. By the way, the Soviet public was not told that Karl Marx was Jewish.
The irony of Bible burning on behalf of Black Lives Matter
Bible burning on the streets of Portland may be old news by now, but there is an irony lost to many in burning the Scriptures. But if one truly believed that black lives matter (or all lives, really), the last book you would want to burn is the Bible. Although some people have used the Bible to justify slavery, the important point is that the Bible provided the death-knell against slavery. Those burning the Bible, supposedly because Black Lives Matter, are just as ignorant as those "social justice warriors" who tore down the statue of another famous Bible reader, the abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Enough with cancel culture, Bible burning and statue toppling.
'This is a revolution': Black protester gets arrested, wants reparations
A black protester in the riot-stricken city of Portland, Oregon, who was arrested for disorderly conduct and interfering with a police officer won't be charged, authorities say. This is a revolution and we're getting reparations. The report noted President Trump said Portland was "out of control" and urged the governor to call the National Guard for help. KATU reported Hester became known in 2017 as the victim of an assault by Jeremy Christian. He later stabbed two men to death, injured a third and was convicted and given two life sentences without the possibility of parole.
BLM “protester” released after assault, 6 hour standoff with cops
During Friday’s edition of the “peaceful protests” in New York City, one self-described leader of the local Black Lives Matter chapter was seen assaulting an NYPD officer using a bullhorn. That’s still an assault by any definition and Ingram should have been immediately taken into custody. By the time more cops arrived, Ingram had his own small army of supporters present. Once they had a dozen or so cops on the scene, they could have pulled Ingram from the crowd. This is why we’ve seen so many instances of disrespect for and minor assaults upon NYPD officers over the past year.
Voter registration surged during BLM protests, study finds – HotAir
TargetSmart, a Democratic political data firm, analyzed local election officials’ registration data against their voter file and found a surge of Democratic and unaffiliated voter registrations in June, amid the large Black Lives Matter protests across the country. “Despite a full or partial lockdown in large swaths of the country for much of the month, voter registration began to rebound as people took to the streets to protest,” the firm said in its analysis. In the first half of June, 1.1 million voters registered. By comparison, 1.5 million voters registered in the entire month of June 2016. Not all states have reported the entire month of June’s registration data, hence the partial national data.
NPR fires weatherman for comparing Seattle riots to Germany in 1938 on his personal blog
On Wednesday, Mass posted this article to his personal blog describing a recent trip to downtown Seattle and the devastation he saw there, with pictures. Mass wrote what many Seattle residents have noticed but do not express out loud for fear of being targeted for speaking the wrong narrative. His post on his personal blog compares recent events in Seattle to Kristallnacht, the 1938 pogrom carried out by Nazi Germany, and draws distorted, offensive parallels between protesters and Nazi Brownshirts. Two weeks ago in Seattle, a local Jewish owned business was targeted and rioters attempted to burn down the store. Seattle officials withdrawing the police and allowing armed militants to take control of six blocks of the city was concerning to the Seattle Jewish community as well as the community at large.
BREAKING: Joe Biden Picks His Running Mate, and It's a Real Head-Scratcher
On Tuesday, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden announced that he had tapped Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate for the November election. Harris ran against Biden in the 2020 primary, and she did not do particularly well. While Kamala enjoyed a short-lived bump in the polls, her standout moment faded quickly. Kamala Harris fizzled out before the year 2020 began. She’s divisive and unappealing, and by choosing her, Biden has handed a great deal of ammunition to President Donald Trump.
Black Lives Matter to Lightfoot: Unrest won’t end until ‘the safety and well-being of our communities is finally prioritized’
Though Brown characterized the looting as “pure criminality,” Black Lives Matter Chicago said those involved were actually protesting. After the group dispersed, Earl Allen said he returned to the area, where they live. I hope they ain’t just shoot my brother,’” said Earl Allen, who did not see the shooting. Shown a photo of the gun officers reportedly recovered, Earl Allen denied that it belonged to his brother. “My brother ain’t fired at no police,” Earl Allen claimed.
Americans Need to Face Down a Politicized Panic
Manufactured PanicWhich brings us to the increasingly irrational—and socially devastating—media-manufactured panic over the CCP virus. Governments have developed a taste for arbitrary tyranny now, and that’s not something they’re inclined to surrender without a fight. Even worse, it has rent the social fabric, perhaps irrevocably, with its malignant prattle about the “new normal” of anti-social distancing, beekeeper face shields and bank-robber masks. Just ask the thug cadres of Black Lives Matter and Antifa whether “social distancing” applies to them. Views expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.
The True Victims of the Chicago Riots
The riots rocking American cities have received less coverage lately, but they never really stopped. On Sunday, Chicago, Illinois suffered another rampage that left 13 police officers injured and entire city blocks in ruins. The riots in Chicago tonight stem from an “officer involved shooting.” But the guy was armed, threatening neighbors, and shot at police first, according to reports. https://t.co/yqmjHTQbLA — Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) August 10, 2020“This is not legitimate First Amendment protected speech,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a Democrat, said. The inevitable flight of investment that follows widespread property destruction means jobs and opportunities near the targeted part of downtown Chicago will dry up over time.
White BLM Counter-Protester Gets Thoroughly Educated by a Black Woman Who Isn’t Having It
When Black Lives Matter is forced to listen, people learn. That’s what happened to one white BLM protester who had a run-in with Shemeka Michelle during a #WalkAway rally. “You said ‘Black Lives Matter’; what about black lives in the womb? Many BLM protesters have been misled into believing that Black Lives Matter speaks for all of the black community but that couldn’t be more false. She’s too dangerous to their narrative, and their narrative is one of the few things that actually matter to Black Lives Matter.
Opinion: Black Lives Matter Rallying With Looters in Chicago Shows Their Depravity, How Dangerous They Are
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Black Lives Matter jumped the shark long ago. In fact, I’m pretty sure they jumped the shark the moment they were founded by two professed “trained Marxists” (see Opinion: Black Lives Matter Is Still a Terrible Organization). For their part, Black Lives Matter decided to hold a rally last night to show solidarity, not with police or against violence, but with the looters. She’s obviously a very disturbed individual, yet she’s helping lead the Chicago chapter of Black Lives Matter. I’m simply not going to take part in that, no matter how true the actual words “Black Lives Matter” are.
As the Seattle Police Chief Quits She Exposes the Lies of BLM Movement
The media have done yeoman’s work in giving the Black Lives Matter movement all of the airtime it desires to get its platform out to the public. Carmen Best, Police Chief of Seattle PD, should be the very model of what all of the outrage across the country has been calling for. These are numerous cases of black individuals dying as a result of the movement that was supposedly opposing the treatment of black lives. What has been clear is that the movement wants there to be a monolithic movement of supremacy they are railing against. When you look at what they say motivates them – justice for black lives – it is completely neutered by the way they have no concern over the numerous black lives the cause has taken.
Here’s How Much Has Been Spent by Corporations On Virtue Signaling Since George Floyd’s Death
Virtue signaling hasn’t just been a trend among businesses, it’s now become an industry. The amount of money spent by corporations on telling you that they support Black Lives Matter and that racism is bad is astonishing. Then NASCAR with $312,000 in spending behind a racial justice ad that ran 46 times during the day of its Dixie Vodka 400 race. In all, 21 brands ran racial justice ads during the 30 days ended June 23, according to Numerator, a threefold increase from the number of brands that did so throughout all of 2018 and 2019 combined. Brands have spent a total of $1.6 million on racial justice TV advertising in recent weeks, according to data and tech firm Numerator.
Coincidence? Georgia Police Chief Resigns After Investigation of ‘Unrelated’ Concerns Following an Anti-BLM Facebook Post
Black Lives Matter protester Jorge Mendoza holds a sign while rallying at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)On Tuesday, a police chief in Georgia concluded a saga that was begun with a less-than-supportive position toward Black Lives Matter™. '”Chris is an “All Lives Matter” kinda guy:“I have been asked by those in our community countless times…’Do you believe black lives matter?’ My definitive answer, YES! … The investigation later focused on other issues “unrelated” to the chief’s social media post, [Johns Creek City Manager Ed Densmore] said. Georgia: John's Creek police chief Chris Byers steps down after controversial #BlackLivesMatter post on social media.
AG Barr Weighs in on Carmen Best’s Resignation From Seattle PD
Attorney General William Barr speaks during an event on “Operation Legend: Combatting Violent Crime in American Cities,” in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)As we’ve covered previously here at RedState, Seattle’s Police Chief, Carmen Best, opted to resign her position in the face of the department being gutted and her salary being slashed. In what appears to have been a retaliatory move in response to Best’s unwavering leadership during the weeks of unrest this spring and summer, the Seattle City Council cut off their proverbial nose to spite their face. Throughout the unrest in Seattle, Best has demonstrated her dedication to the department and city she has served for nearly three decades. Statement from Attorney General William P. Barr on the Resignation of Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best https://t.co/dYZQvpfy6F — Justice Department (@TheJusticeDept) August 11, 2020It’s clear from the statement that Barr holds Best in high regard:“I was disheartened to learn of the resignation of Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best.
Harris and Biden once were at odds on criminal justice issues. Finding common ground helped lead him to pick her as his running mate.
Harris then attended the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, where she was tutored by Jeff Adachi. He later became the city’s elected public defender, often putting him at odds with Harris during her time as district attorney. ADBut Harris became disenchanted with Hallinan’s performance, resigned from her position and eventually launched a campaign against her former boss. Jim Stearns, who had been Harris’s campaign manager, said that despite the controversy, her approval rating doubled to about 70 percent. Harris has, for example, supported legalization of marijuana, a position that Biden has not fully embraced but has been inching toward.
Harris pick creates an emotional moment for Black women
“I’m jumping for joy,” said Johnnetta Cole, who was the first Black female president of Spelman College, the historically Black all-female college in Atlanta. ADBiden’s choice was described as “safe” by some analysts, a striking description given the historical prejudices facing Black women. AD“I’m having a Shirley Chisholm moment,” said LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund. “There are so many women — Black women — who were never considered. Black men theoretically won that right 150 years ago, but barriers to exercising the franchise were quickly erected.
Navy vet beaten by federal agents: ‘They came out to fight’
This undated photo provided by Christopher David, shows Christopher David, a graduate of the U.S. Under the assault, 53-year-old Christopher David seems like a redwood tree — impervious to the blows. Some were snatched off the streets by the federal officers and stuffed into unmarked vehicles. He put on a sweatshirt with “Navy” emblazoned across the chest and a Navy ballcap, figuring the federal officers would be, like him, a military veteran. The federal officers, in full tactical gear, came charging out of the federal building.
Rep. Ilhan Omar tested in Minnesota Democratic primary
MINNEAPOLIS — Rep. Ilhan Omar is about to learn whether voters in her Minneapolis-area congressional district support the mix of confrontational, anti-Trump progressivism and celebrity that she brings to the job. Omar rejected Melton-Meaux’s attacks, saying they were funded by interests that wanted to get her out of Congress because she’s effective. Omar supported a push by a majority of the Minneapolis City Council to replace the city’s police department with something new. Both touched on the issue in personal ways, with Omar saying she wanted her son to grow up safely. I have some reservations.”John Hildebrand, a 47-year-old teacher in Minneapolis who voted for Omar, said her national profile is an advantage.
Biden VP: Kamala Harris chosen as Democrat’s 2020 election running mate
Getty ImagesJoe Biden has selected California senator and former state attorney general Kamala Harris as his running mate, the first black woman to run as vice president on a major political party’s ticket. “I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse,” the former vice president said. ”But the first one is who you select to be your Vice President. I’m honoured to join him as our party’s nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief. It’s the job ... Kamala understands that.”Read moreFrom a prosecutor to Biden’s VP pick, the making of Kamala Harris
'If not now, when?': Black women seize political spotlight
In that election, more than 51,000 Black women in Cobb County cast ballots — 20,000 more than voted in midterm elections four year earlier. About 70% of eligible Black women voted in 2012 when President Barack Obama, the first Black president, secured a second term. Just two years ago, five Black women were elected to Congress, four of them in majority-white districts, according to the Higher Heights Black Women in American Politics 2019 survey. Two black women are running for governor in Virginia, and if either of them win, she would become the nation’s first Black female governor. Black women, out of any constituency group in this country, we enter college more than any other group in this country.
Rep. Ilhan Omar wins contentious Fifth District DFL primary
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar won a five-way DFL primary Tuesday in Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District, topping her nearest contender by double digits after the polls closed at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. He conceded at his Minneapolis campaign headquarters shortly after 9 p.m. At his Minneapolis campaign headquarters Tuesday, Antone Melton-Meaux thanked staff members and volunteers for all their hard work. “My hope is that we come out of this as a party unified.”“I think there’s excitement and energy in that Fifth District race for both candidates,” he added. New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib both handily prevailed this summer in high-dollar primary races.
Ilhan Omar tested in Minnesota; Tina Smith, Jason Lewis win Senate primaries
Omar rejected Melton-Meaux’s attacks, saying they were funded by interests that wanted to get her out of Congress because she’s effective. Democratic U.S. Sen. Tina Smith and Republican challenger Jason Lewis easily won their primaries in the only statewide races on the ballot. Melton-Meaux did not support that but did support shifting some funding away from police to more social service-oriented programs. Both touched on the issue in personal ways, with Omar saying she wanted her son to grow up safely. “It’s more time for radical change than like small — I don’t think we have time for incremental change anymore,” Smith said.
Top black Democrat says Harris on the ticket will excite 'all women'
Rep. Jim Clyburn, the most powerful black Democrat in Congress, heralded Joe Biden's pick of Sen. Kamala Harris for vice presidential, saying the choice excites 'all women.' Susan RiceSusan Rice, the former ambassador to the United Nations and President Obama's national security adviser, congratulated Sen. Kamala Harris on Twitter Tuesday. More recently Clyburn believed the final three were Sen. Kamala Harris, Rep. Karen Bass and former Amb. 'Senator Kamala Harris is a fearless and proven champion for American families and the rule of law. 'But in the last two or three days I had come to the conclusion that it was Harris, Bass and Rice.
Kamala Harris is a living, breathing rebuke to the Trump presidency: Mastio & Lawrence
Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, announced Tuesday that Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., would be his running mate. It’s tempting to say this months-long lead-up was all a bunch of sound and fury signifying nothing except the inevitability of Sen. Kamala Harris. Historic choice:Kamala Harris vice presidential pick launches Biden towards a cabinet that looks like AmericaThe fact that Kamala Harris has two X chromosomes is beside the point. Previous female presidential and vice presidential nominees felt like affirmative action. Sarah Palin isn’t in the same league as Kamala Harris.
Boston Art Commission moving forward on ‘review’ of Columbus statue
The Boston Public Art Commission is moving ahead with more hearings about what to do with the Christopher Columbus statue after a meeting Tuesday that featured heated public testimony on both sides. “Christopher Columbus is a symbol of our Italian heritage,” she said. “We have just as much of a right to have those represented as any other group.”The BAC voted unanimously to “initiate a process to study the future of the Christopher Columbus statue.” The commissioners said this may take several months. The Christopher Columbus statue was beheaded in June, the latest of several instances of vandalism over the years. The Columbus statue in the North End was vandalized in 2015, when red paint was dumped on its head and “Black Lives Matter” emblazoned on its base.
Kamala Harris: Joe Biden's running mate's career full of firsts
Pictured right: Harris and her mother: Kamala Harris' mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, was a 25-year-old academic when her first daughter arrived. Donald Harris was from Jamaica, where his grandmother, Iris Finegan, was photographed with Kamala Harris as a toddlerIce time: Kamala Harris went on a family trip from the west coast to New York in September 1966, where she was photographed in HarlemDressed up: Kamala Harris was six and her sister two when this photograph was taken outside their mother's Berkeley apartmentHoward student: Kamala Harris was at the Washington D.C. college known as the 'black Harvard' when she and friend Gwen Whitfield took part in an anti-apartheid protest in November 1982Harris's husband who is a corporate lawyer in Los Angeles. Then candidate Bill Fazio, an ultra liberal, took out a campaign hit on Harris: 'I don't care if Willie Brown is Kamala Harris' ex-boyfriend. Donald Harris Harris' father is a retired economics professor from Stanford. Maya Harris Harris' sister who works as a public policy advocate and served as chair of Harris' presidential campaign.
Team Trump assails ‘Phony Kamala,’ while privately acknowledging her appeal
“Kamala Harris will be the most liberal leftist nominee for VP that our country has ever seen.”Trump on Tuesday described Harris as his No. With less than three months until the election, Trump is lagging behind Biden in most national polls and battleground states. “Biden picked Phony Kamala for VP: He isn’t smart enough to see her lies,” the campaign wrote in the text. "As you all know, Joe Biden and the Democratic Party have been overtaken by the radical left,” he said. “I will note that Kamala Harris is a Black woman and he donated to her campaign so I hope we can squash this racism argument now,” she said.
Black Lives Matter Chicago Holds Rally to Support Suspects in Looting
(Kamil Krzaczynski/Reuters)Members of Black Lives Matter Chicago held a rally on Monday night in support of more than 100 people arrested following widespread looting and rioting in the city the night prior. “This person fired shots at our officers,” CPD Superintendent David Brown said. A video posted on Facebook around 6:30 p.m. falsely claimed that officers had shot and killed a 15-year-old boy, Fox News reported. Rather, this was an incident of pure criminality,” Police Superintendent David Brown told reporters of the looting. Expressway exits are also closed and CTA trains and buses are running limited routes, NBC Chicago reported.
The Attempt to Dissolve the NRA Threatens Democratic Norms
That doesn’t, of course, mean that the NRA, or any other political group, is above the law simply because it’s engaged in politics. This harms the norm’s standing among the public, from where norms get their force. The second norm that the NRA lawsuit threatens is that of impartial justice: officials should not use their powers to go after targets simply because they disagree with their politics. The NRA is neither the KKK nor Al Qaeda: it doesn’t advocate political violence or plot to overthrow the state. This would be perfectly consistent with rooting out corruption in the NRA, providing relief to dissatisfied NRA members and punishing LaPierre and his cronies.
The Apocalypse Hasn't Hit NYC Yet
To me, the Upper West Side is not quite as bad as it seems to Kyle. Nor is there fear among the sunbathers at Sheep Meadow on Central Park’s west side, or in the parks along the Hudson. Seeing stores and restaurants with plywood on their windows was a shock, but that plywood has come down in most places and been repurposed for barriers for outdoor dining. There is currently nothing close to the persistent and violent Antifa presence that exists in Portland. Whether New York will fully recover is anyone’s guess, but in the meantime, I feel compelled to report that, in my day-to-day experience, the city is not yet in the midst of the apocalypse.
We Need a Dialogue and Debates on Race — Now
The late journalist Jimmy Breslin used to say that race is behind ever issue facing New York City. The Biden campaign has already turned down the request for a fourth debate before the ballots go out. A debate about the future of the black community would force Biden's campaign to accept the debate. And it would give Trump the opportunity to explain what he has done for the black community. This debate will also allow the Trump campaign to respond to attacks regarding his past statements.
Black Lives Matter Endangers Blacks
Why is Black Lives Matter such a threat to the health and safety of Black people? On the website of Black Lives Matter there is a petition calling for "a national defunding of police." While others are also calling to defund the police, Black Lives Matter is front and center. Patrisse Cullors is one of the three founders of Black Lives Matter; she is also its most prominent spokesperson. So why is Black Lives Matter doing everything it can to subvert the aspirations of Black people?
Black Lives Matter Defends Chicago Looting as 'Reparations'
A Black Lives Matter organizer in Chicago is defending the violence that caused $60 million in damage and injured 13 police officers on Sunday, characterizing looting as "reparations." The rioting occurred after word spread that police had shot a 20-year-old man on the South Side of the city. The suspect, Latrell Allen, 20, who was charged with attempted murder Monday, was transported to the University of Chicago Hospital. A Black Lives Matter statement obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times also appeared to justify the destruction. In its statement, Black Lives Matter also called for the Chicago police to be abolished.
Pence Brings 'Tough-on-Crime,' Religion Push to Arizona
Vice President Mike Pence swung through Arizona Tuesday to shore up two key constituencies the Trump campaign needs to win in November, backing from law enforcement and religious voters. “We’re not going to defund the police, not now, not ever,” Pence told the cheering crowd. But Pence said he and other Democrats have made it clear they don’t support law enforcement. “The American people know we don’t have to choose between supporting law enforcement and supporting our African American neighbors. Both the Trump campaign and that of Biden are heavily focused on Arizona, which is trending toward the center after decades of GOP dominance.
WATCH: Democrat Congressman James Clyburn says Trump is Hitler, DHS is Gestapo
On Sunday, James Clyburn, either the lying through his teeth or completely senile Democrat congressman from South Carolina, got caught by Fox News in a blatant lie. I don’t know if I ever compared what they’re doing to the Gestapo,” Clyburn told Hegseth in the interview. "I feel very strongly that [Trump] is Mussolini, Putin and Hitler… I don’t think he plans to leave the White House. Clyburn punts, “I don’t know anything about burning Bibles. What’s a murdered black child to Congressman Clyburn compared to keeping up a lying political narrative?
BLM Activist: Looting Is Reparations
Looting was seemingly coordinated as a U-Haul was used to ram through store windows and cars dropped off looters by the dozens. One of the rally’s organizers, Ariel Atkins, said in reference to the looting, “That is reparations. Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown identified the looting as a coordinated response to the police shooting on Sunday. He said that a number of his officers were shot at on Sunday night and one officer’s nose was broken. But a weekend like this with rampant and organized looting rivals even the crime spree of the Fourth of July weekend.
Kamala Harris will turn off 'security moms,' say Trump campaign women
But on Tuesday evening, they saw an opportunity to begin winning back women by attacking Harris and her recent record on law and order. Positions like those will turn off voters when they think about whether a Biden presidency could give way to a Harris presidency, added Blackburn. “The question that people, women are going to ask is: Will I be safer with Kamala Harris as president? Or am I going to be safer with a Donald Trump presidency? “And Kamala Harris wants to eliminate private health insurance."
The SNP’s hate crime bill is turning the law into a culture war
Every time I re-read the SNP’s hate crime bill, I become more convinced that its author, Humza Yousaf, is trying his hand at a Titania McGrath style satire of wokeness. Concepts like ‘white privilege’ and ‘white fragility’, and analogue prejudices about white people, white culture and white collective villainy, might be uncontroversial in newsrooms and lecture halls but the pertinent question is how the hate crime bill would view them. Under the hate crime bill, it would take only one complaint that these leaflets are ‘threatening’ or ‘abusive’ to set in train the process of prosecution. Undoubtedly some depict Islam’s prophet to offend and some Muslims experience this as ‘abusive’, but under the hate crime bill, Police Scotland would be put in an awkward position. The hate crime bill sets up the hierarchy of victimhood as a theatre of war in which ideological campaigns can be waged via lawfare.
Georgia Police Chief Who Was Investigated for Saying He Didn’t Support Black Lives Matter Resigns
Georgia Police Chief Who Was Investigated for Saying He Didn’t Support Black Lives Matter ResignsA Georgia police chief resigned Tuesday after being investigated for saying he didn’t support Black Lives Matter (BLM) in a June Facebook post. Former Johns Creek Police Chief Chris Byers reached a confidential settlement agreement, according to a Monday announcement. Local officials placed Byers on leave and investigated his conduct after he wrote a June Facebook post criticizing the BLM movement amid nationwide unrest following George Floyd’s death. “I do not support the Black Lives Matter as a movement as it seems to glorify the killing of my brothers and sisters,” Byers wrote. And I will bow down to pray with you.”An interim police chief will occupy Byers’ role until a suitable alternative is found, the announcement said.
Barr: Antifa a ‘Revolutionary Group’ That Wants to Establish Socialism
(Spencer Platt/Getty Images)Barr: Antifa a ‘Revolutionary Group’ That Wants to Establish SocialismFor the first time, the nation’s top law enforcement officer has explicitly outlined the nature of far-left anarcho-communist group Antifa, describing it as a “revolutionary group” intent on establishing socialism or communism in the United States—and the experts agree. “They are a revolutionary group that is interested in some form of socialism, communism. While Antifa publicly identifies with communist and socialist ideology, the interview marked the first time for Barr to go into such detail. Antifa is “fundamentally committed to the abolition of the U.S. government and the violent overthrow of the United States Constitution,” Shideler said in his written testimony. The reality is that Antifa demonstrates “an elaborate and complex but non-hierarchical structure,” Shideler said.
A Black Lives Matter Mural Dispute in San Jose Shows the Limits of City Approval
Since George Floyd was killed by police officers in Minnesota several months ago, Black Lives Matter murals and protest artwork have sprung up all around the world. Most recently, in San Jose, California, city government leaders are unsure what to do about a huge Black Lives Matter mural that was painted on a city street without approval. Issues regarding BLM artwork have also sprung up in New York City, where Black Lives Matter murals have frequently been defaced by bigoted residents who don’t believe in the messaging. In the weeks that followed, an artist named Marc Quinn mounted a sculpture he’d made of a Black Lives Matter protester named Jen Reid as a replacement for the Colston statue. The people of Bristol will decide its future.” Ironically, when Quinn tried to do just that, he was rebuffed.
We are not free to harm others
They can talk the talk, but when it comes to walking the walk, they trip all over themselves. Anyone who exists through somebody else’s toils and has never made a positive contribution to society has not earned the right to an opinion. It is a misinterpretation of freedom when it causes grief and harm for others. While we bury our head in the sand to avoid getting upset over the political upheavals around us, the “woke” contingent is taking over our lives. GEORGE GIFTOSBoca Raton, Fla.Sign up for Daily Opinion Newsletter Manage NewslettersCopyright © 2020 The Washington Times, LLC.
Black Lives Matter Chicago organizer says looting is 'reparations': 'Businesses have insurance'
A Black Lives Matter Chicago organizer said Monday that the mobs who vandalized and looted downtown businesses the night before did nothing wrong, calling it “reparations” for Black suffering. “That is reparations,” Ariel Atkins, an organizer, told NBC Chicago. Police said 13 officers were injured in the unrest, which was in response to the police-involved shooting of an armed Black man earlier in the day. “There’s no such thing as a bad protester,” she told the Chicago Tribune. “That makes sure that person has clothes.”Sign up for Daily Newsletters Manage NewslettersCopyright © 2020 The Washington Times, LLC.
Voters judge Omar’s mix of progressive politics, celebrity
Rep. Ilhan Omar is about to learn whether voters in her Minneapolis-area congressional district support the confrontational progressivism and celebrity that she brings to the jobVoters judge Omar’s mix of progressive politics, celebrity By STEVE KARNOWSKI and MOHAMED IBRAHIMAssociated PressThe Associated PressMINNEAPOLISMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar is about to learn whether voters in her Minneapolis-area congressional district support the mix of confrontational, anti-Trump progressivism and celebrity that she brings to the job. Omar rejected Melton-Meaux’s attacks, saying they were funded by interests that wanted to get her out of Congress because she’s effective. Melton-Meaux did not support that but did support shifting some funding away from police to more social service-oriented programs. Both touched on the issue in personal ways, with Omar saying she wanted her son to grow up safely. “I have a lot of respect for Ms. Omar, but I personally don’t align with just her focus on the progressive agenda.
March on Washington reconfigured to comply with virus rules
A national commemoration of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington is being reconfigured to comply with coronavirus protocols in the District of ColumbiaMarch on Washington reconfigured to comply with virus rulesBy AARON MORRISON and ASHRAF KHALILAssociated PressThe Associated PressWASHINGTONWASHINGTON (AP) — Amid widespread protests and unrest over the police killings of Black Americans, a national commemoration of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington is being reconfigured to comply with coronavirus protocols in the District of Columbia. In late July, with local infection numbers rising, Bowser ordered that anyone traveling or returning to Washington from a virus hot spot must self-quarantine for 14 days. Bowser, when asked on July 30 about the potential conflict, said government officials had been in contact with march organizers and that Washington would not be relaxing its virus rules for participants. The NAACP, one of several partners in this year’s commemoration, last week launched a website for a virtual March on Washington. The Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of more than 150 Black-led organizations that make up the broader Black Lives Matter movement, will hold its virtual Black National Convention later in the evening.
Seattle police chief to resign following department cuts
Seattle’s police chief says she will retireSeattle police chief to resign following department cutsBy LISA BAUMANNAssociated PressThe Associated PressSEATTLESEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s police chief says she is stepping down, a move made public the same day the City Council approved reducing the department by as many as 100 officers through layoffs and attrition. “I am confident the department will make it through these difficult times,” Best said in the letter. “You truly are the best police department in the country, and please trust me when I say, the vast majority of people in Seattle support you and appreciate you. … I look forward to seeing how this department moves forward through the process of re-envisioning public safety. The City Council also cut Best’s roughly $285,000 annual salary and the pay of other top police leaders, although the final cuts to Best’s salary were significantly more modest than those approved last week.
Black Lives Matter Leader Arrested in Portland Released, No Charges
Demetria Hester, a Black Lives Matter leader arrested Monday during what Portland Police had declared a riot, has been released and will not face charges. She was taken into custody for disorderly conduct in the second degree and interfering with a peace officer, a press release from Portland Police said. “The prosecution decline decision was in the interest of justice upon reviewing the police reports in this matter,” Weisberg said in an email to The Oregonian/OregonLive. Christian threatened Hester but when she reported it to police he was not arrested. Christian threatened to kill Hester in the courtroom and was removed by police.
WATCH: Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Repeats False Claims While Memorializing Michael Brown
During his comments to the press on Sunday, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich spent three minutes paying tribute to Michael Brown, who was shot six years ago after trying to take a Missouri police officer’s gun from him. He even pushed the fiction that Brown was shot down while running away from the police officer with his hands up. Pop used his media availability to talk about Michael Brown, who was killed by police six years ago today ? pic.twitter.com/XsOcJbWSg1 — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 9, 2020From there, Popovich segued into a soliloquy about Michael Brown. “Today is the six-year anniversary for Michael Brown. I don’t know if any of you thought of that today, but six years ago today, he was gunned down and killed,” Popovich sermonized.
Converse College Prof. May Be Fired for Refusing to Attend Diversity Training
Converse College Professor Jeffery Poelvoorde may lose his job over his refusal to attend “diversity” training seminars held at the South Carolina college. According to a report by the College Fix, Converse College Professor Jeffrey Poelvoorde is facing calls for his termination over his refusal to attend mandatory “diversity” training seminars. They’ll consider this a formal aggregation of my contract by insubordination.”In an open letter to his colleagues, Poelvoorde explained his opposition to the “diversity” training. “Our leaders profess that ‘Black Lives Matter.’ But is it ALL Black Lives or only SOME Black Lives that matter to them,” Poelvoorde wrote. Perhaps Black Lives…but not Black Livelihoods…matter to them.”In a statement, Converse College spokesperson Holly Duncan argued that the mandatory diversity training does not infringe on Poelvoorde’s academic freedom.
Dem Chicago Alderman: City Is ‘in Total Unrest’ and Mayor Has Lost Control
On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Chicago Alderman Anthony Beale (D) accused Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) of losing control of the city, which he said “is in total unrest.”Beale said, “Well, when you look at everything that’s happening right now in this city, the city is in total unrest. In my opinion, I think the mayor has lost the confidence and the control of this city. She’s listening to the wrong people, and the wrong people are the ones that [are] really leading this unrest in the city of Chicago. Beale added that the good people in the Black Lives Matter movement who are pushing for needed changes should “disassociate themselves” from those who are seeking to “hijack” the movement and are causing violence. Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
Report: Minnesota Freedom Fund, Backed by Biden Staff, Released Hardcore Criminals
The Minnesota Freedom Fund, a non-profit organization that uses donations to pay bail fees, sprung violent criminals, some of which have been accused of murder and sexual assault, according to a Monday report. “I don’t want to defund police,” Biden said during a virtual fundraising event with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D), a potential vice-presidential pick. However, he continued, he believes police officers are not academically qualified for certain situations, so their departments should hire social workers to better handle those issues. Even many activists say defunding the police and redirecting police funding mean the same thing. Biden is incapable of bringing our country together because he has been taken over by the radical left.
Chicago BLM Organizer Defends Looting: ‘That Is Reparations’
Black Lives Matter activists in Chicago held a rally Monday evening to stand in solidarity with the dozens of individuals who were arrested after a night of mass looting and criminal activity, with one organizer brazenly defending looting as a form of reparations. As Breitbart News reported, the looting began after midnight and lasted hours. Ariel Atkins, a Black Lives Matter organizer who spoke at the rally, said looting is not an issue and defended the criminal practice. “I don’t care if someone decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy’s or a Nike store, because that makes sure that person eats,” the BLM organizer said. According to Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown, the suspect, 20-year-old Latrell Allen, fired at police, prompting officers to return fire, injuring him.
Hollywood Celebrities: ‘Arrest the Cops Who Killed Breonna Taylor’
Hollywood celebrities are commemorating 150 days since the death of Breonna Taylor in March by demanding the arrest of the police officers involved in her shooting death. The celebrities posted photos of themselves wearing t-shirts with the logo: “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor.”The t-shirts were made in collaboration with the Breonna Taylor Foundation, a non-profit set up by Taylor’s mother. This tee is made in partnership with the Breonna Taylor Foundation to whom all profits are given. This tee is made in partnership with the Breonna Taylor Foundation to whom all profits are given. All proceeds from this Phenomenal x Breonna Taylor Foundation tee will benefit the foundation.
WATCH: College Students Reject Kamala Harris as Biden VP Pick
College students were interviewed this week by Campus Reform about the possibility of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden selecting Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate. Most students argued that it would be inappropriate to select Harris as a running mate due to her work as a district attorney in California. Campus Reform asked students this week how they feel about the rumor that Joe Biden has selected Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate. Some students argued that selecting Harris as a running mate would send the message that Biden is against the Black Lives Matter movement. I would say we should probably not have Kamala Harris,” one student added.
Matt Walsh to Candace Owens: 'Shame On Us' for Being the 'Silent Majority'
(Photo credit: YouTube/The Daily Wire)Conservative commentator Matt Walsh said "shame on us [conservatives]" for being the "silent majority" while speaking with Candace Owens on "The Candace Owens Show.”Walsh, a columnist for The Daily Wire, set the scene of American politics, saying that the United States was not really "united." But at the same time, they're too afraid to say something because they're going to lose their entire career. Walsh agreed, and suggested that conservatives as a whole need to stop being a “silent majority.”“That's why I just hate the "silent majority" stuff," he said. But if it is, shame on us that all this stuff is happening and we're being silent. But at the same time, they're too afraid to say something because they're going to lose their entire career.
Walter Williams: Are Today's Leftists Truly Marxists?
The bronze bust on top of the monument at the tomb of German revolutionary philosopher Karl Marx, a Grade I-listed monument, is seen in Highgate Cemetery in north London on February 5, 2019. (Photo credit: TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)Most people who call themselves Marxists know very little of Karl Marx's life and have never read his three-volume "Das Kapital." When the U.S. annexed California after the Mexican-American War, Marx wrote: "without violence, nothing is ever accomplished in history." Many of Marx's racist ideas were reported in "Karl Marx, Racist" a book written by Nathaniel Weyl, a former member of the U.S. Communist Party. By the way, the Soviet public was not told that Karl Marx was Jewish.
Geraldo: ‘I Have Friends in Chicago…They’re Terrorized Now’
Geraldo Rivera (Getty Images/Roy Rochlin)It’s “absolute insanity” to condone the destruction of great U.S. cities like Chicago, political analyst and Investigative Journalist Geraldo Rivera said Monday, commenting on the chaos that ravaged the Windy City over the weekend when hundreds of supposed social justice protesters destroyed and looted businesses. In an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Rivera said that that his friends in Chicago tell him they’re terrified by what’s taking place in their city:“This is absolute insanity. And the terrorizing - I have friends in Chicago, we talked to them today. “They’ve made a decision - and they’ve communicated that decision to their allies in the media. There is an absolute perversion going that’s going on.”“They do it in the name of winning an election - we are going to lose a country,” Rivera concluded.
Seattle Police Chief to Resign Sept. 2, City Council Votes to Cut Police Budget
(Getty Images)Carmen Best, the chief of police for Seattle, Wash., is resigning following the Seattle City Council’s decision to cut spending to the Seattle Police Department (SPD). Best’s email informing the department of her resignation came just hours after the City Council’s decision to cut funding, reported KIRO 7 News. In early June, Black Lives Matter and Antifa protestors battled police, forcing them to withdraw from Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct, reported the Seattle Times. After a second individual was killed in the autonomous zone, Mayor Durkan gave an executive order directing police to clear the autonomous zone. I want to thank Mayor Durkan for her continuous support through good times and tough times.
Black Lives Matter Chicago founder says looting steps on message; condemns mayor Lightfoot's inaction
EXCLUSIVE: Black Lives Matter Chicago founder Aislinn Pulley says the recent looting in Chicago undercuts the message the organization is trying to convey, while faulting Mayor Lori Lightfoot for slow-pedaling reforms in the city's police department. While not outwardly dismissing the looting and property damage, Pulley acknowledged it doesn't help address the problem of police brutality. DEMOCRAT CHICAGO ALDERMAN SAYS CITY IS IN 'TOTAL UNREST' AND 'MAYOR HAS LOST CONTROL'Speaking at a press conference on Monday, she excoriated those who destroy property. BLACK LIVES MATTER HOLDS RALLY IN CHICAGO TO SUPPORT THOSE ARRESTED AFTER LOOTING, UNRESTBy morning, the city had raised its bridges across the Chicago River to prevent more unrest. Asked by Fox News if the peaceful protests can continue with property destruction concurrently taking place in the form of looting and vandalism, Pulley offered a full-throated affirmation.
Are you ready for Trump's Gettysburg Address? (opinion)
Often seen as one of the turning points in the war, Gettysburg pointed the path to Union victory and full emancipation for enslaved Americans. Matthew Pinsker: The Gettysburg Address was also Lincoln's Gettysburg candidacy announcementThe crazy thing about the prospect of President Donald Trump accepting his party's nomination at Gettysburg is that it's not as crazy it sounds. The battlefield at Gettysburg invokes solemn emotions, but President Lincoln's 1863 trip to Pennsylvania was political, too. But the Gettysburg Address was also Lincoln's Gettysburg announcement. On second thought, please stay away from Gettysburg, President Trump.
Young Radicals Won’t Redeem Racial Liberalism
Barton Swaim is optimistic that “a half-century of liberal orthodoxy on race is quite enough” (“Radicals Have a Point About Racial Liberalism,” op-ed, Aug. 10). He hopes today’s radicals will see the failures of the welfare state’s bells and whistles and push for something better. But there will be meaningful change only when Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s 1965 conclusion that the dissolution of the family is the primary impediment to black socio-economic progress is accepted. A review of the national Black Lives Matter website...
What Does ‘Black Lives Matter’ Mean?
Editor’s note: In this Future View, students discuss the Black Lives Matter movement. Next week we’ll ask, “How do you think technology affected your experience in lockdown? Did it make the isolation less difficult or make it harder to keep up a productive routine?” Students should click here to submit opinions of fewer than 250 words before Aug. 18. The best responses will be published that night.
Lightfoot acknowledges residents, businesses justifiably ‘fearful’ after second round of looting
Mayor Lori Lightfoot acknowledged Tuesday that Chicago residents and businesses are justifiably “fearful” after a second round of looting she likened to “organized crime” and said she’s been “non-stop on the phone” to offer “concrete solutions” that reassure them. And it’s up to us as leaders to offer concrete solutions and a path forward. “I want to make sure that, one, I’m listening and I’m hearing the raw emotions of people who are afraid and want concrete solutions and that I’m reaching out and offering very specific, concrete solutions,” she said. Many are neighborhood businesses hiring local residents and have been in the same family for generations. Brown told Lightfoot about two weeks ago “there was an issue with the number of body cameras.
Keep focus, Holt advises policing task force
Mayor David Holt on Tuesday urged members of his law enforcement task force to concentrate on the experiences, values and desires that bind them together. "Some of you probably think we are on different sides," Holt said. I see the basic humanity of every person in this room." About 40 of the task force's 45 members gathered for their first meeting in a socially distanced and mask-mandatory Cox Center ballroom. Holt purposely named a diverse and inclusive array of community leaders to the task force, ranging from northeast-side pastors to city council members, Black Lives Matter activists to police union leaders.
Pence brings ‘tough on crime,’ religion push to Arizona
Updated 5 times AlertMeMESA, Ariz. — Vice President Mike Pence swung through Arizona Tuesday to shore up two key constituencies the Trump campaign needs to win in November, backing from law enforcement and religious voters. But Pence said he and other Democrats have made it clear they don’t support law enforcement. “The American people know we don’t have to choose between supporting law enforcement and supporting our African American neighbors. “So my message to the Democratic candidate for vice president: Congratulations – I’ll see you in Salt Lake City,” Pence said. Both the Trump campaign and that of Biden are heavily focused on Arizona, which is trending toward the center after decades of GOP dominance.
In choosing Kamala Harris, Biden may have found the anti-Trump
Joe Biden may have just chosen the anti-Trump as his running mate – and, if he wins, as his successor. The selection of California senator Kamala Harris for the Democrats’ vice-presidential nomination puts a woman of colour on a major party ticket for the first time in America’s 244-year-old history. Kamala Harris speaks during a senate judiciary committee hearing in Washington DC, on 16 June. Harris can be seen as being to the left of Biden, but that is not saying very much. They will know that in voting for Biden-Harris in 2020, they may well be voting for Harris in 2024.
Top black Democrat says Harris on the ticket will excite 'all women'
Rep. Jim Clyburn, the most powerful black Democrat in Congress, heralded Joe Biden's pick of Sen. Kamala Harris for vice presidential, saying the choice excites 'all women.' Susan RiceSusan Rice, the former ambassador to the United Nations and President Obama's national security adviser, congratulated Sen. Kamala Harris on Twitter Tuesday. More recently Clyburn believed the final three were Sen. Kamala Harris, Rep. Karen Bass and former Amb. 'Senator Kamala Harris is a fearless and proven champion for American families and the rule of law. 'But in the last two or three days I had come to the conclusion that it was Harris, Bass and Rice.
'Defund the Police' message in DC mural being repaved
In June, Black Lives Matter activists painted, "Defund the police" on a street near the White House -- a day after the mayor of the nation’s capital unveiled a "Black Lives Matter" mural that spanned the same two-block stretch of road. Still, they left the message, now reading “Black Lives Matter = Defund the Police.”But on Tuesday, the added statement, seen by some as anti-police, was removed. CORONAVIRUS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOWBlack Lives Matter Plaza turns up in driving directions from Google Maps. The Black Lives Matter movement emerged over the acquittal of George Zimmerman, the Florida man who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012. Today, the Black Lives Matter movement has attracted tens of millions across social media platforms and some have called it the largest protest movement in modern American history.
What Kamala Harris Means For Joe Biden's Campaign—and the Democratic Party's Future
In selecting Kamala Harris as his running mate, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden did more than make history by putting the first Black woman and first Asian-American on a major national ticket. The only Black woman in the Senate, Harris, 55, brings both racial and generational diversity to the ticket. More than Biden himself, she reflects a Democratic Party that is increasingly young, diverse and cosmopolitan. More than most would-be presidents, Biden was choosing not just a governing partner, but the woman who would lead the Democratic Party into the future. In 2016, she was elected the second Black woman and first Indian-American ever to serve in the U.S. Senate.
The irony of politicians now wanting athletes to be 'heard'
Are we supposed to listen to athletes when they speak up on a topic? Or are we supposed to dismiss them and tell them to “stick to sports” when they contribute to a dialogue? On Monday, there was a coordinated effort on Twitter and social media to spread the hashtag #WeWantToPlay, a pushback by college football athletes against the belief of school presidents and scientists that this fall’s season shouldn’t be played due to COVID-19. The longtime university employees who have dutifully cleaned athletes’ locker rooms and kept their equipment intact? Vice President Mike Pence made a now infamous trip to an Indianapolis Colts game last year.
Man caught on camera erasing little girl's Black Lives Matter chalk drawings
Manette Sharick/ FacebookA man in California has been caught erasing black lives matter messages drawn on the pavement by a three-year-old girl. Manette Sharick and her three-year-old daughter, Zhuri, had been drawing messages in chalk across the pavement outside her house including "Black Lives Matter". “I just wanted to teach my daughter that black lives matter, black culture matters, black communities matter, and that we are the movement for Black lives,” Ms Sharick, who is black, told CNN. All lives can't matter until Black lives matter. Read moreOne-time homeless BLM activist overturns Democrat dynasty in MissouriSeattle agrees US's 'most comprehensive protection' for mediaPolice clash with protesters in Chicago, Portland and FergusonBill Barr calls Black Lives Matter ‘Bolshevik’ and ‘fascistic’Black Lives Matter protesters facing life in jail for smashing windows
Neighbors unhappy as demonstrations move east into residential Portland
In downtown Kenton, protesters used wooden items, including picnic tables and road barrier signs, to build a barricade across Denver near Schofield Street. “What a dumpster has to do with Black Lives Matter, I don’t know,” Bradley said. Bradley is Black himself and supports protest, but he believes in the power of non-violent protest, he said. But while some neighbors decry the actions of protesters, others are unhappy with the police. Some in Portland, including the local leader of the NAACP, have said the Black Lives Matter movement is being co-opted and earlier this month, Mayor Ted Wheeler, Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell among said that they support Black Lives Matter but condemn the violence of some protestors at the nightly demonstrations.
In Seattle, a Black police chief resigns over budget cuts
Updated 3 times AlertMeSEATTLE — Efforts to cut spending on police — a key demand of anti-racism demonstrators across the nation — has claimed an unlikely target: Seattle’s first Black police chief, who enjoyed deep support in its minority communities. “Of all the major cities in America, Seattle had the chief that not only understands the lived experience of Black America — because it is her experience — but has the deep experience in policing needed to change it,” Durkan said. Deputy Chief Adrian Diaz, who heads the collaborative policing bureau, was named interim chief when Best’s resignation takes effect Sept. 2. City Council members and residents alike had criticized Durkan and Best for the department’s response to protests against police brutality prompted by Floyd’s killing. ADVERTISEMENTSkip................................................................“All these organizations that have been pushing for police reform, we all believe Chief Best is a good chief,” said Linh Thai, managing director of the Vietnamese Community Leadership Institute.
Melanie Griffith looks youthful as the actress grabs a juice to go the day after her 63rd birthday
But Melanie Griffith looked decades younger than her years on Monday, when the Lolita actress stepped out in Santa Monica sipping on a juice. Fountain of youth: Melanie Griffith looked decades younger than her years on Monday, when the Lolita actress stepped out in Santa Monica sipping on a juiceMelanie stayed comfortable is a pair of white sneakers and accessorized with a small white purse. The Black Lives Matter activist owes her good genes to her famous mother Tippi Hedren, whom she visited last Friday. But Hedren is best known for her screen debut as socialite Melanie Daniels in Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 horror flick, The Birds. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Griffith has switched gears from acting to being investor and ambassador to German skincare company, Augustinus Bader.
How Kamala Harris found the political identity that had...
Months after her presidential campaign collapsed amid questions over her political identity, Kamala Harris suddenly and forcefully found her voice - and at a fortuitous time. Harris, who became the Senate's second Black woman in its history when she was elected in 2016, was always at the top of the list. While advocating for social justice publicly, Harris was also working to shore up her relationship with Biden. The two had long been friendly because of Harris' friendship with Biden's late son, Beau Biden, who served as Delaware's attorney general and worked with Harris when she held the same position for her state. 'Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau.
Kamala Harris: Joe Biden's running mate's career full of firsts
Gopalan and sister, Maya Harris. Joe Biden endorsed Harris early on in her Senate campaign, noting she was a friend of his son. Brown appointed Newsom to San Francisco Parking and Traffic Commission, and later, to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors - positions that paved his path to the mayor's office. Donald Harris Harris' father is a retired economics professor from Stanford. Maya Harris Harris' sister who works as a public policy advocate and served as chair of Harris' presidential campaign.
How to Support Your Teens' Mental Health During Coronavirus Pandemic
: In the same Harris Poll, 75% of teens said they feel that talking about mental health issues creates a stigma. : As a family, think about what your next steps should be, and actively participate in them together, Dr. Lis says. “There’s a lot of graphic violence out there right now that can be really traumatic, especially for Black teens,” Dr. Nayeem says. “There’s a lot of graphic violence out there right now that can be really traumatic, especially for Black teens,” Dr. Nayeem says. Lastly, there are resources supporting the mental health of Black, indigenous and people of color specifically, including Mental Health America.
Brian Kemp Thinks Everything “Went Real Well” With COVID School Reopenings
Despite the failure to take some basic safety precautions during a public health crisis and that, in at least two different school districts, new cases have already been confirmed among students and administrators, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp said the first week back to school went smoothly. The school’s superintendent called mask-wearing a “personal choice,” rather than a requirement to help slow the spread of the virus. As 38 students and 12 staff members tested positive, at least 826 potentially-exposed students are in quarantine, per CNN. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said that new cases were to be expected with the reopening of schools and businesses. Along with issues in Florida and Georgia, Mississippi has reported at least 34 cases at 22 schools since classes resumed.
Trump To COVID-Ravaged Nation: Are You Ready For Some Football?
And yet, just as he has pushed for schools to reopen, Donald Trump is pressing for the college football season to be saved. “Play College Football!” he tweeted on Monday. College football is exceedingly popular in red states he’s looking to shore up for his tough reelection fight this fall. “America needs college football,” Jordan tweeted Monday. If it had that, it could perhaps safely have some of the things it wants—like Saturday football games.
Jessica Mulroney Makes Her Instagram Comeback
After exactly two months of social media silence, Jessica Mulroney is back on Instagram. The stylist, TV personality, and close friend of Meghan Markle went on hiatus after Canadian lifestyle blogger Sasha Exeter posted a lengthy video calling her out for “textbook white privilege” on Instagram in June. But Mulroney made her big return to the platform on Tuesday to celebrate her twin sons’ 10th birthday. Mulroney shared a short video of the boys blowing out their birthday candles, writing, “Happy 10th to my twin babies. These two boys have not left my side and gave me the will to live and work hard when everything fell apart.
Joe Biden Chooses “Fearless Fighter” Kamala Harris As Running Mate
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden selected Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, calling the California Senator “a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants.”“Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau,” Biden said of his late son. “I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse. In joining Biden’s ticket, Harris has become a Democratic standard-bearer. At 77, Biden is likely only to serve a single term if elected, giving his future vice president an outsize role. Biden announced this year that he would only consider women candidates as potential running mates.
It’s Kamala! Twitter Reacts to the VP Pick
It’s official! Joe Biden has selected Kamala Harris as his running mate, making her the first Black woman and first person of Indian descent to be nominated for national office by a major party. In the days and weeks ahead, the choice will undoubtedly come under scrutiny, from the left and the right. But in a year that saw a resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, the mood on social media was primarily congratulatory—from heartfelt personal celebrations to commendations of this historic moment. Below, some of the best reactions on Twitter.
Brielle Biermann Flaunts Audacious Curves in Barely-There Cyan Bikini
And she's making it part of her mom's brand, too, using her outrageous body to promote her mom's swimwear. Brielle is putting her audacious curves on display in a mouth-watering beach photoshoot. The particular cyan of her bikini isn't just perfect for the beach -- it's perfect for her. She is poised like a Disney princess in decades past when they could bare their midriffs without making moms' blood boil. But Brielle did her part, modeling her mother's brand on Instagram -- her own and on her mom's brand's IG page.
Lili Reinhart Gives Advice to Others After Coming Out as Bisexual
Lili Reinhart Gives Advice to Others After Coming Out as Bisexual: ‘Just Go for It’Riverdale star Lili Reinhart gave advice to others after publicly coming out as bisexual. “Just go for it,” the actress encouraged while praising the work and support of the LGBTQIA+ community. Jason Merritt/Radarpics/ShutterstockLili is here for the media to start portraying more openly gay, bisexual and queer characters. The Miss Stevens actress came out as bisexual on June 3 in a post about how she’s supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. In addition to her activism and hectic work schedule, Lili also has a book of poems called Swimming Lessons releasing on September 29.
Why every brand now needs to behave like a health and wellness brand
advertisementThe sooner a brand starts thinking like a health and wellness brand, the sooner it will find a pulse in our slowly opening economy. What it means to be a health and wellness brand Health and wellness brands have long understood that customers will drive farther, spend more, or consequently skip purchases altogether, if their spider sense kicks in or a little voice in their head so much as whispers, “Danger, Will Robinson!” Before putting messaging, product development, brand experiences, or brand actions through the new lens of the health and wellness zeitgeist, it helps to start by understanding what makes health and wellness brands unique. Do a CT scan and you’ll see that health and wellness brands hold a special role in our lives (and brains). Four ways to run health into wealth Those innovating like health and wellness brands are seeing growth. Health and wellness brands do this naturally because they intrinsically offer functional transformation for something that is deeply meaningful: our health.
The lost ‘Black-ish’ episode, now on Hulu, never should have been lost
advertisementadvertisementThe unreleased 2017 Black-ish episode, “Please, Baby, Please” offered more than a grimmer Justice League, or a sunnier Holocaust. Now that Hulu has made the controversial episode available to stream, though, the truth is out there. The episode does indeed follow the storybook convention attributed to it when it was still just a lost artifact. Over the course of the episode, Dre interacts with each member of his family as all but Pops, the granddad played by Laurence Fishburne, come to sleep in bed with Dre and Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross.) “And with Barris’ latest episode, they feared they’d be alienating the very population they’d tried so hard to court.
How Marketers Can Adjust to New Consumer Behaviors
From Covid-19 to the resurgent Black Lives Matter movement and concerns regarding sustainability, 2020 has brought big changes for businesses and their customers. These events have propelled a shift in what consumers prioritize in their shopping, as shown in a new study from customer engagement platform Braze released today. Consumers are also keeping a close eye on companies’ responses to the pandemic—no longer is brand familiarity enough to hold on to customers. Understanding these consumer behavior shifts can guide the decision-making of brand marketers during the quickly approaching high-pressure environment of holiday shopping (especially as they try to make up for dips in retail spending over the past few months). Marketers can define a target audience, study their behaviors, and tailor ads to their wants and needs.
Twitter’s Conversations Settings for Who Can Reply to Tweets Roll Out Globally
People who can’t reply to tweets can still view, retweet, retweet with comment, share and like those tweets. Xie also shared some findings from usage, feedback interviews and surveys of Twitter users involved in testing the conversation settings. More meaningful conversation: Tweets about topics such as Black Lives Matter and Covid-19 were longer on average from people using the settings. Twitter began testing the option to hide replies to tweets last February before rolling the feature out globally last November. Also, we’re trying out a new label to make it more obvious when these conversation settings are used.”
The Building Blocks of an AI Strategy
We propose an AI strategy built upon three pillars. The final AI strategy pillar is ethics, which is not necessarily a common component of technology strategy. It is possible that an AI ethics office will need to be created within organizations to oversee AI activities, establish and implement ethical AI guidelines, and hold the organization accountable for its ethical practices. Because AI is not a regular technology, the AI strategy needs to be approached differently than regular technology strategy. An AI strategy needs to be built on a solid foundation to survive the strong winds of change.
Flashback: Biden's VP choice just got simpler. He needs Kamala Harris or Val Demings.
It starts with picking Sen. Kamala Harris or Rep. Val Demings as his running mate. And all three have changed with the country as news coverage, cellphones and social media have exposed and spotlighted tragic inequities in policing and criminal justice. In a lengthy criminal justice reform proposal, he says he'd end mandatory minimum sentences and the disparity between federal crack and powder cocaine sentences. Demings has some of the same potential liabilities in the criminal justice area, and is untested nationally. Would those credentials turn off black voters, or would the choice of Harris or Demings turn them out?
Black psychiatrists are few. They’ve never been more needed.
ADAD“I’m just amazed when I turn on the television set,” said Lawson, who is Black and lives in Silver Spring. ADADWhen it comes to mental health, Lawson finds it is not simply access to treatment that he is up against. To combat the historic mistreatment and provide the needed mental health services, Lawson says his profession needs far more people like him. Yet of the estimated 41,000 psychiatrists in the country, only two percent are Black, according to the American Psychiatric Association. ADIncreasing the number of Black psychiatrists won’t happen overnight, so Lawson is advocating one traditional avenue toward better mental health and one more modern.
‘Donny from Queens’: Trump’s call into a sports radio show reveals the politics behind his push to restart college football
After all, Trump continued, the players are “so powerful and so strong and not lots of body fat . The National Football League, Trump said, “wants to open very badly” and is working with his administration to do so safely. ADTrump has tied himself closely to college football, whose fan base skews conservative in the South and Midwest. Despite Trump’s suggestions otherwise, young, otherwise healthy athletes maintain risks of significant complications and perhaps permanent injuries from the coronavirus, doctors say. That league has been forced to cancel games since restarting last month, after several teams registered outbreaks of the virus.
Opinion | Democrats are trying to appease left-wing revolutionaries. It won’t work.
Revolutionaries, however, don’t care about public opinion. People who can’t get justice from public authorities will take matters into their own hands, and it appears we are seeing that, too. In each case, mainstream Democrats nod to their left while trying to stand with the majorities of Americans who oppose many of these ideas. Social democrats split from their revolutionary brethren following World War I, with the latter forming communist parties throughout the world. That only delays, however, the coming confrontation between a left that wants systemic change and a center-left that wants reform.
The Trailer: Harris is the pick, plus what to watch in Tuesday's primaries
For Democratic voters, Harris has already been defined, and for the media, which has profiled her for years, there may few new details to uncover. “I have supported President Trump since before he came down the escalator,” Greene said in a mid-July debate with Cowan. ADADBoth parties will pick nominees to replace Zuckerman, with one-time GOP nominee for governor Scott Milne angling for a comeback. Not every rival of Joe Biden in the primaries has his or her own speaking time announced so far. Some of the groups that had backed Morse, such as Justice Democrats, stayed quiet for days about the allegations.
Opinion | Kamala Harris was Joe Biden’s boldest and most qualified pick
opined on Tuesday without revealing the identity of Biden’s pick that Biden’s choice “will literally make history and change the trajectory of history.” He was right about that. Moreover, in selecting Harris, Biden demolished the misogynistic memes and condescending statements circulating about her “ambition.” Yes, an ambitious, powerful woman is just the sort of person Biden wants to associate with. Two things will change immediately for the Biden team. In retrospect, the Biden team should have aggressively shut down chatter about “ambitious” women and made a focused attack on the double standards that both supporters and the media reinforced. Biden picked the boldest and, yes, most qualified candidate.
Sen. Kamala Harris secures historic vice presidential candidacy, sparking #WinWithBlackWomen hashtag
On Tuesday, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden announced Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his official running mate, making her the first Black woman and first South Asian-American woman to be selected as the vice presidential nominee of a major party. In an email announcement to his supporters, Biden welcomed Harris to his team saying, "I need someone alongside me who is smart, tough and ready to lead. Harris, who is the first South Asian-American woman and second Black woman in history to serve in the U.S. Senate, was born in Oakland, California to an Indian mother and a Jamaican father. Biden's nomination of Harris is not only a historic one, but it is also a strategic one with Black women voters historically playing a huge role in past elections. Additionally, Black women voters are the most loyal voters to the Democratic Party with 94% of Black women voting for Hillary Clinton in 2016, the highest rate of any group.
‘If not now, when?’: Black women seize political spotlight
About 70% of eligible Black women voted in 2012 when President Barack Obama, the first Black president, secured a second term. Just two years ago, five Black women were elected to Congress, four of them in majority-white districts, according to the Higher Heights Black Women in American Politics 2019 survey. Two black women are running for governor in Virginia, and if either of them win, she would become the nation’s first Black female governor. In Cobb County, Kellie Hill made history in June as one of two Black women elected to the Superior Court bench. Black women, out of any constituency group in this country, we enter college more than any other group in this country.
The reason Kamala Harris was a bad presidential candidate is the reason she could be a good vice presidential candidate
Preparing for a run for president, Harris became the first senator to co-sponsor Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All bill. The knock on Kamala Harris, presidential candidate, is that she was all California flash and no substance: She was impressive on paper and had an inspiring background, but she lacked an ideological compass. Now, what Biden requires in his running mate is someone who is politically flexible. Picking someone who doesn’t pull punches is probably the right person to be a running mate, while Biden can float about it with lofty rhetoric. Biden may well have picked Harris for other reasons.
Texas women participate in #ShareTheMicNowTX to amplify Black women’s voices, stories
Four Texas women have come together to organize #ShareTheMicNowTX, a weeklong social media initiative to amplify the voices of Black women. Amid the nationwide conversations about race relations and the Black Lives Matter movement, the broader #ShareTheMicNow initiative took place earlier this summer. Through this initiative, Black women took over the Instagram accounts of white women with a mission to “magnify Black women and the important work that they’re doing in order to catalyze the change that will only come when we truly hear each other’s voices,” according to a #ShareTheMicNow statement. Starting on Monday, non-Black Texas women handed their Instagram platforms over to Black Texas women to share their stories. The Black women taking over non-Black women’s Instagram accounts will either share their stories through a live video or post photos.
Thomas Gilmer: GOP candidate drops out of primary after being arrested for assault hours ahead of vote
Hours before polls opened for the state's primary election, police in Connecticut arrested a Republican congressional candidate on charges stemming from an alleged domestic assault in July. "With the severity of the accusations, Mr Gilmer has ended his campaign," the state's Republican Party announced on Tuesday. "Unfortunately, my primary opponent focused on slinging mud, without regard to the truth," Mr Gilmer said in a statement to local media. "Now, I find myself in the position where I must put my family and our shared Republican values before my own interests. I cannot, in good conscience, move forward in this campaign while I am simultaneously forced to clear my name.
Man caught on camera erasing little girl's Black Lives Matter chalk drawings
A man in California has been caught erasing black lives matter messages drawn on the pavement by a three-year-old girl. Manette Sharick and her three-year-old daughter, Zhuri, had been drawing messages in chalk across the pavement outside her house including "Black Lives Matter". “I just wanted to teach my daughter that black lives matter, black culture matters, black communities matter, and that we are the movement for Black lives,” Ms Sharick, who is black, told CNN. Daily coronavirus briefing No hype, just the advice and analysis you need Enter your email address Continue Continue Please enter an email address Email address is invalid Fill out this field Email address is invalid Email already exists. All lives can't matter until Black lives matter.
Coronavirus US: Nearly 20% New York hotels shelter homeless
AdvertisementNearly 20 percent of New York City's hotels are being used to shelter the homeless in a widely criticized initiative that some say will 'bankrupt' the city and drive its wealthy residents out for good. Since the start of the pandemic, 13,000 homeless people have been moved out of shelters and into hotels around the city. THE HOTELS BEING USED The city is refusing to release a list of the 139 hotels being used. 'Once we get out of that, we're going to move out of hotels and go back into the shelter system. On the Upper West Side, remaining residents are now taking to social media to share photographs of people lying in the street and being antisocial.
Kamala Harris Makes Her Case
As attorney general, Harris sought to take the program statewide, starting with Los Angeles County. In her memoir, Harris writes that she was “raised not to talk about myself”—such displays were considered narcissistic and vain. As a prosecutor, Harris learned how to expose defendants and ferret out lies. When I asked Harris what she thought Trump’s greatest vulnerability was, she said, “His policies are weak. “That’s the Kamala Harris from the hearings who has given such aggressive oversight to the Administration and spoken with moral clarity about all the damage they have done.
Jessica Alba, Regina King, Amanda Seales and More Wear T-Shirts Demanding Justice for Breonna Taylor
All profits from the tee benefit the Breonna Taylor Foundation, which was founded by Breonna's mother Tamika Palmer. This campaign and t-shirt was created by @phenomenal in partnership with the Breonna Taylor Foundation, to which all profits will be donated. The t-shirt launch comes one week after Oprah Winfrey gave up her magazine cover for the first time ever in honor of Breonna Taylor. And this is not the first time Phenomenal Woman has captured the world's attention with a powerful piece of clothing. "A statement T-shirt can seem so small and insignificant, especially compared to the enormity of the social change that's happening before our eyes," Harris told PEOPLE.
Trump’s attorney general under fire for calling Black Lives Matter a ‘Bolshevik organisation’ with ‘fascistic’ tactics
Added: 11.08.2020 11:10 | 28 views | 0 commentsUS attorney general Bill Barr made waves with a Fox News interview this weekend in which he called the Black Lives Matter movement “Bolshevik” and “fascistic” – and the fallout is still simmering. Host Mark Levin, who...
San Francisco Was Uniquely Prepared for Covid-19
The more Black Lives Matter window posters one sees in rich-liberal neighborhoods that consistently oppose public housing, the more clear it becomes that something is wrong with San Francisco progressivism. So it comes as a welcome surprise that San Francisco executed by far the most successful initial response to Covid-19 of any major American city. San Francisco has a tenth of the population, so the comparable death toll would've been 1,470. New York has a higher population density than San Francisco, but San Francisco is still one of the most dense cities in the country. So how did San Francisco fare so well?
black-ish lost episode review: Please Baby Please finally takes its place in TV history
Black-ish type TV Show network ABC genre ComedyRemember when North Korea was the hourly existential terror? Admittedly, there are no actual thermonuclear blasts in “Please, Baby, Please,” the long-shelved episode of the ABC sitcom that finally arrived on Hulu this week. Dre reaches for Please, Baby, Please, Spike and Tonya Lewis Lee’s day-in the-life ode to a wonderfully impossible little girl. The bedtime story skips freely across American history, with Dre just barely modulating the facts for a family audience. I’ll remember Dre’s confusion, the baby who won’t sleep, how every generation in the house has its own impossible concerns.
Tianna Arata, a BLM Organizer, Is Facing 15 Years in Prison for Protesting. Here's How You Can Help Her
Here's what happened: On July 21, Tianna was arrested by officers from California's San Luis Obispo Police Department (SLOPD) after a protest she organized ended with vandalism. Documentation from the SLOPD says Tianna was contacted before the protest to ensure it would remain peaceful. After attendees began to leave, a group of police targeted Tianna and arrested her, and it was caught on video. Here's how you can help Tianna:Contact San Luis Obispo Officials Via EmailDan Dow, the city's district attorney, can drop the charges. Derek Johnson, the city manager of San Luis Obispo in charge of hiring the SLO Police Chief, can also help drop Tianna's charges.
On Top of Everything Else, Apparently There’s Still Baby Nut
So Mr. Peanut died and then Baby Nut was born. There’s been a global pandemic, but Baby Nut has tweeted through it. In May, the Mr. Peanut account posted a horrifying video of Baby Nut on a Zoom call with the Kool-Aid Man. There have been worldwide protests in support of Black Lives Matter, but Baby Nut has still been there on the Planters account, tweeting about the Baby Nut merch you can buy (like a bucket hat printed with little Baby Nuts). We can’t celebrate our own weddings and funerals in person, but brands can ask us to celebrate Baby Nut’s birthday.
About That ‘Controversial’ Black-ish Episode …
That never happened due to what was characterized at the time as “creative differences” between ABC and Black-ish creator Kenya Barris, who co-wrote the season-four episode with Peter Saji. The structure of the episode, in which Dre gains perspective from his elders and from younger generations, is set up to lead to an (overly) optimistic conclusion. Reports back in 2018 cited the dialogue about Kaepernick as a primary reason why ABC pulled the episode, perhaps understandable given the extra-charged conversation surrounding Kaepernick at the time. I suspect the story of the Shady King, a.k.a. While the Shady King story unfolds, the Run DMC song, “Hard Times,” plays on the soundtrack.
Wellness Doesn’t Belong to White Women
Black women are brought on to support diversity only to be shut down. This happens to Black women and femme racial-justice educators a lot because white women leading this work are more palatable. I know so many stories about studios refusing to give Black women regular classes, only using them as substitute teachers. I have seen this happen to myself, as well as other Black women that work in wellness. My wellness is sustained when I see Black women meeting me on the mat, collectively breathing, and holding space for themselves and each other.
‘There’s a Need for Organizers Everywhere’
By the time she became one of the few immigrants and women of color in an overwhelmingly white Congress, Jayapal was already a fighter. The nation’s pundits would argue, perhaps, that what flies in Seattle won’t necessarily work anywhere else. Why run for office when it takes years of work to even get hearings on Medicare for All? Or when the opposition party nominates an architect of the infamous 1994 crime bill to take on Trump? “There’s a need for organizers everywhere,” she points out.
Neil Young to Change Archives Site to Block Facebook, Google Logins
If you use Neil Young’s Archives website, you may need to make a new login. The artist is spending $20,000 to remove Facebook and Google logins from the site, according to Variety. “Facebook knowingly allows untruths and lies in its political ads to circulate on the platform, while bots sow discord among users,” Young wrote in a statement sent to users. Simply put, Facebook is screwing with our election.”Young also referred to Facebook as “the corrupt social platform,” though he did not explain why he was targeting Google. He also recently updated his song, “Lookin’ for a Leader,” which originally skewered George W. Bush, with lyrics that now target Trump.
Biden Picks Kamala Harris for VP
Joe Biden on Tuesday announced that he has chosen Kamala Harris to be his running mate, tapping his former primary rival for the 2020 Democratic vice presidential nomination. As a presidential candidate, Harris showcased that ability to create viral moments in the early months of the 2020 campaign. President Trump’s reelection campaign and his allies previewed their attacks on Harris within minutes of Biden’s announcement that she would be his running mate. Everyone from former VP contender Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) to Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, to, most recently, a group of more than 100 powerful black male leaders, publicly implored Biden to tap a black woman to be his running mate. The selection of Harris comes after weeks of remote and in-person meetings with a handful of finalists.
Joey King admits it wasn't easy filming 'The Kissing Booth 2' with her ex
Joey King is opening up about filming "The Kissing Booth 2" with her ex-boyfriend, and it wasn't as romantic as it looked on screen. :Netflix's 'The Kissing Booth 3' has already been filmed and is arriving in 2021"No one’s thinking to themselves, 'that was easy,' because it wasn’t. But at the end of the day, I was just thrilled to be Elle Evans again," she told the magazine. Regardless of her personal life, the actress says that "Elle Evans needs her Noah Flynn." "I’ll do anything to make sure the story of my character who I care about so much is complete," King adds.
Biden picks Kamala Harris as VP nominee
Biden picks Kamala Harris as VP nominee Harris, the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, was the wire-to-wire frontrunner for Biden’s No. In Harris, Biden is hoping to combine both of his priorities, finding a thrilling campaigner as well as a long-term governing partner. In the Senate, Harris’ must-see cross-examinations of Republican witnesses in hearings helped elevate her national profile. Harris’ campaign unraveled under the weight of a confusing message and an unclear chain of command atop her staff, ending in mutiny amid late-fall layoffs. Six years after the district attorney’s race, Harris was again seen as an underdog in her campaign for state attorney general.
'Every Girl Has to Learn How to Code.' Reshma Saujani Wants to Make Space for Young Women in Tech
As the coronavirus pandemic deepened and students across the U.S. were forced to learn from home without WiFi or reliable devices, Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani saw an opportunity: to teach more girls how to code. “More so than ever before, every girl has to learn how to code,” said Saujani during a Time100 Talks on Tuesday. Girls Who Code, a nonprofit organization that works to close the gender gap in technology, has helped more than 300,000 girls since 2012. On June 1st, Saujani released a statement recognizing the intersectionalities that women of color face in the tech space. There are plenty of qualified female candidates graduating with computer science degrees that are still not getting hired, Saujani said.
‘Ruthless’: How Kamala Harris Won Her First Race
The race for San Francisco district attorney was still in its infancy, and Harris, who had never before run for public office, was polling in single digits. “The San Francisco political arena is one of the most challenging, frankly, in America,” Art Agnos, a former San Francisco mayor, said. At the time of Harris’ race for district attorney, Willie Brown (center) ranked among California’s most powerful politicians. Harris’ campaign juxtaposed a color photograph of Harris with black-and-white photographs of Hallinan and Fazio in a mailer that listed the reasons the Chronicle had endorsed Harris. The closing argument for Harris' campaign: Photos of over 100 years of San Francisco District Attorneys, all white men.
Here's Your Guide To Companies Giving Back In These Difficult Days
vladans via Getty Images Where you shop matters, so here's our guide to brands that are giving back right now. And it’s important to know what the companies you’re buying from stand for. Of course, these difficult days can feel overwhelming — what can you do when you’re supposed to stay home and socially distance whenever you’re outside? But if you need to do some shopping anyway, we searched the internet for companies that are giving back in some way right now. Think of this as our guide to brands that are doing good now, when it’s needed.
Lack of body cameras fuels suspicion in Chicago shooting
Chicago police officers respond to rioting near West Madison Street and South Karlov Avenue on the West Side, of Chicago, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. After Allen was shot on Sunday, activists immediately seized on the news that the officers were not wearing body cameras. Questions about the lack of body cameras extend beyond activist groups. Dashboard cameras led to murder charges against a white police officer in the 2014 shooting death of Black teenager Laquan McDonald . Chicago police have also used body camera footage to show that officers acted properly, possibly heading off the kind of rampage that unfolded this week.
Kamala Harris rises to a top Democratic VP contender despite long concerns about her criminal justice past
Some believe Harris’s experience within the criminal justice system could make her best suited to speak to and tackle the issues that Floyd’s death underscored — even amid calls to dismantle and re-envision the justice system that formed the foundation of her career. She undertook some progressive criminal justice actions, including releasing racial data on arrest dates and deaths in custody, helping spur the creation of reentry initiatives for people released from prison, and mandating bias training for police officers. But during her presidential campaign, progressives were most animated by what activists called her silence or complacency on the problems within the criminal justice system. In interviews, progressive activists and organizers who met with Harris described being “very pleasantly surprised” and encouraged even if they didn’t always agree on issues. But for some voters, the concerns about Harris’s criminal justice record haven’t faded.
Ted Trimpa: Colorado Democrats need to find their spines and stand against destruction and vandalism
For too long we have turned a blind eye to the existence of this systemic racism, racial and economic inequality. Although the average voter, even the average protester, probably can’t define “systemic racism,” it doesn’t matter. It should be no surprise there’s a Black Lives Matter movement, and no surprise people are pissed off. The Black Lives Matter movement is becoming conflated with nearly all things progressive. It’s hard for me to believe that all those kneeling in support of the Black Lives Matter movement also support all these policies of the left.
How a Bible burning in Portland reveals Russia’s efforts to upend the 2020 U.S. election
Yes, the Russians are working hard to disrupt the 2020 U.S. elections and guide voters toward the result they want. The same day, the conservative news outlet The Federalist wrote: “A video posted to Twitter on Saturday shows rioters holding Black Lives Matter signs tossing Bibles into a fire. “[T]he Portland Bible burnings appear to be one of the first viral Russian disinformation hits of the 2020 presidential campaign,” The New York Times reported Tuesday. That doesn’t mean the book in the video wasn’t a Bible. A Portland protester lights cardboard to add to a small fire on July 27, a few days before another such fire went viral on right-wing media.
Joe Biden chooses Kamala Harris as his running mate
Joe Biden has chosen California U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, elevating a Black woman and a former prosecutor to the key role amid a national reckoning on racism and police brutality. Harris is making history as the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s ticket. President Trump was quick to attack his Democratic foe’s selection, tweeting a video titled “Meet Phony Kamala Harris” within minutes of Biden’s announcement. Harris has actively campaigned for Biden in recent months, having ended her own presidential bid last December. In choosing Harris, Biden passed over Warren, his former rival-turned-key policy advisor.
Prosecutor won’t act on low-level Portland protest arrests
ADVERTISEMENTSkip................................................................“The protesters are angry … and deeply frustrated with what they perceive to be structural inequities in our basic social fabric. The presence of the agents from U.S .Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Marshals Service was intended to tamp down on the demonstrations but instead reinvigorated the Black Lives Matter movement. The U.S. agents began drawing down July 31 under an agreement between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Democratic Gov. Demetria Hester, 46, had been booked on suspicion of disorderly conduct and interfering with a police officer during the protest.
Biden picks Kamala Harris as VP nominee
In Harris, Biden is hoping to combine both of his priorities, finding a thrilling campaigner as well as a long-term governing partner. In the Senate, Harris’ must-see cross-examinations of Republican witnesses in hearings helped elevate her national profile. Harris’ campaign unraveled under the weight of a confusing message and an unclear chain of command atop her staff, ending in mutiny amid late-fall layoffs. Six years after the district attorney’s race, Harris was again seen as an underdog in her campaign for state attorney general. “Do we retreat, or do we fight?” Harris said on election night 2016.
Anthony Watson: Taking a knee for Black Lives Matter a personal choice - pointless to force it
Anthony Watson, the England and Bath full-back, has stressed that forcing Gallagher Premiership players into showing support for Black Lives Matter would be "pointless" in the build-up to the return of the Premiership this weekend. Watson revealed he has spoken to Ugo Monye, the former Harlequins and England wing who is heading up a players' working group featuring one representative from each Premiership club discussing how to recognise Black Lives Matter, although Watson is not acting as Bath's representative. Sports teams across the globe have opted to take a knee in a show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement, a move which has been welcomed by Watson, who added that deciding whether to take a knee or not should be a personal choice for players rather than an enforced move. "It’s massively important for rugby to get behind the movement, and not just rugby but across the board, sport in general. "You have to give people a choice, because as soon as it is forced on anyone to have to do anything, it becomes pointless.
US reacts as Biden reveals vice-presidential pick
"My name is pronounced "Comma-la", like the punctuation mark," Kamala Harris writes in her 2018 autobiography, The Truths We Hold. "It means 'lotus flower', which is a symbol of significance in Indian culture. A lotus grows underwater, its flowers rising above the surface while the roots are planted firmly in the river bottom." The California senator's father was Jamaican and her mother was Indian, but she was mostly raised by her Hindu mother after her parents' divorce. Read more:Why Kamala Harris embraces her biracial roots
Seattle shop owner harassed for calling police during protests
The owner of a Seattle auto repair shop has claimed he is being harassed for being a 'snitch' after calling the police when his business was robbed and set on fire during CHOP protests in June. McDermott told King5 he called 911 on June 14 after receiving a phone call from a neighbor saying someone was trying to break into his store. The suspect had allegedly gained entry into the shop and stole money from the cash register before proceeding to light the building on fire. 'They started coming across the fence - you see all these beautiful kids, a mob but kids - and they have guns and are pointing them at you and telling you they're going to kill you,' McDermott told the NYT. And I was here all night long,' McDermott told the news station at the time.
Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as his running mate
Joe Biden has picked his Kamala Harris as his running mate to help him try to defeat President Donald Trump this November. 'I'm honored to join him as our party's nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief,' Harris wrote on Twitter. Then Vice President Joe Biden talks with Sen. Kamala Harris and her aunt, Dr. Sarala Gopalan, during swearing-in ceremony in the Capitol in January 2017Kamala Harris will be Joe Biden's running mateJoe Biden could announce his running mate as soon as Tuesday and has given no indication of who he is considering naming to the spotThe official Joe Biden and Kamala Harris campaign logoThe presumptive Democratic nominee originally said he would announce his running mate the first week of August but that timeline has been pushed back. 'Vice President Biden: don't take that risk. Like you could pick at George Washington to be you vice president, let's pick up Abraham Lincoln coming back from the dead.
Sick of unwanted Twitter replies? New feature lets users limit who can reply to tweets
Twitter introduced a new feature that allows users to limit who can reply to their tweets, according to a statement by Suzanne Xie, Twitter's Director of Product Management. Tweets with limited-replying will be labeled and the reply icon will be grayed out for people who can’t reply. People who can’t reply will still be able to view, retweet, retweet with comment, share, and like these tweets. "Starting today, everyone will be able to use these settings so unwanted replies don’t get in the way of meaningful conversations," Xie said. Although Twitter users can still retweet with comment, McNealy said not being able to reply still silences users.
White supremacists made Charlottesville a symbol of racism. Black residents say it still is.
There is very little that they can do to better themselves here.”In interviews with The Washington Post, numerous other Black residents and activists echoed her frustration. About 20 percent of Charlottesville’s 47,000 residents identified themselves as Black, Black/Hispanic, Black or other races, according to the most recent census data. But when the city council approved the board’s powers in November 2019, those requests got rejected. Some powers were approved, such as forcing the police department to justify in writing why it won’t accept a review board recommendation; and allowing the review board to examine some internal affairs complaints that have already gone through an initial police review. The department stresses that the number of “officer-initiated” contacts with Black residents is very low; and that some people counted in the data may not even live in Charlottesville.
Police shooting reignites political debate and looting as Chicago's Mag Mile trashed, 13 cops injured, 2 people shot
CHICAGO — Hundreds of people swept through the Magnificent Mile and other parts of downtown Chicago early Monday, smashing windows, looting stores and confronting police after officers shot a suspect in the Englewood neighborhood hours earlier. Story continues“In a predictable and unfortunate move, she did not take this time to criticize her officers for shooting yet another Black man,” the organization’s statement read. A civilian and private security guard were shot and wounded. He criticized Lightfoot for failing to develop an effective strategy following recent looting incidents in May and June. Authorities said Allen shot at the officers during the chase and two officers returned fire.
Ryan Reaves expands in NHL video on reasons for kneeling
The NHL produced a video that focused on Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves’ decision to kneel with three other players before a round-robin game Aug. 3. Reaves, Lehner, Seguin and Dickinson became the first NHL players to kneel during the U.S. and Canadian anthems before a game they played in. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)The NHL produced a video in which Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves further explained his decision to kneel during the American and Canadian national anthems before a recent round-robin game. Reaves, teammate Robin Lehner and Dallas Stars players Tyler Seguin and Jason Dickinson took a knee before their Aug. 3 game in Edmonton, Alberta, to protest racial injustice. “I’ve tried to preach to my kids it doesn’t matter your race, your sexual orientation, where you come from, what you do,” Reaves said in the video.
BLM activists march in support of protesters arrested overnight in Chicago
iBlack Lives Matter (BLM) protesters marched in Chigaco in an act of solidarity with more than 100 people who were arrested during unrest and violence on Sunday night. Protesters gathered at South Loop police station, where they believed that those arrested are being held in custody. “That makes sure that person has clothes.”More than 400 officers reportedly responded to the unrest, which saw 13 police officers injured, according to Chicago police. Daily coronavirus briefing No hype, just the advice and analysis you need Enter your email address Continue Continue Please enter an email address Email address is invalid Fill out this field Email address is invalid Email already exists. Police are said to be setting up barriers and raising bridges in downtown Chicago in an attempt to prevent more looting in the Central Business District as the rally continues.
IMPD investigating incident involving pickup driver, armed protesters during BLM march
Indianapolis police are investigating after two men drew handguns as they blocked a pickup truck driver during a Black Lives Matter demonstration near Downtown last week. The video shows two men with handguns standing in front of a pickup truck during a protest march organized by Indy10 Black Lives Matter. Indy10 Black Lives Matter did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Indy10 Black Lives Matter said in a Facebook post Sunday that its security team members were protecting the marchers after the driver "attempted to hit us." Indy10 Black Lives Matter said in the Facebook post that members have been harassed in the days since the incident.
Which Side Are ‘Liberal’ Lawyers On?
Though lawyers identify more often as liberal, they are less likely to speak up against attacks on workers’ rights, even if they defend immigrant or reproductive rights. By the early 1960s, labor lawyers shaped policy at the highest levels. In short, labor unions and their lawyers had power and used it to create greater equality far beyond union shops. Today, a mercenary attitude towards workers’ rights exists among many of the nation’s top lawyers, including anti-Trump, #Resistance types and high-ranking Democrats. Third, lawyers can advocate for labor law reform and basic labor rights like just-cause termination, paid sick leave, and freedom from mandatory arbitration.
Braggtown Fights for Its Life and Soul against the Forces of Gentrification
“At first they said they would build 10 affordable homes. He also pointed out that Braggtown residents make up more than 8 percent of the county’s total tax-delinquent properties. Nearly 60 percent of community members work in essential job sectors such as health care, education, retail, and food service. Braggtown Community Association vice-chair Wright owns a bungalow in Bluefield that’s adorned with potted plants and ornamental trees. “It’s all part of the effort to revitalize and bring a positive light to the community,” says community association member Stephanie Bigelow.
Representative Barbara Lee: ‘The Public Is With Us’
But millions of Americans embraced the slogan, “Barbara Lee Speaks For Me.” Since 2001, Lee has kept speaking for peace and for economic, social, and racial justice. There have been a lot of them working on a variety of military budget issues, police issues, justice issues. The justice movement hasn’t had as many white people in it as it should.… The environmental movement has been mainly a movement of white middle-income individuals. Representative Lee Representative Barbara Lee: ‘Defund the Pentagon Budget’ John NicholsWhen you look at polling data, when you look at where people are on military policy and domestic policy—when it comes to making sure that these unauthorized wars, these forever wars, stop—the public is with us. BL: Absolutely, and I know Shirley is smiling right now.
Murder charges sought against deputy for shooting death of Andres Guardado
A photo of 18-year-old Andres Guardado is held by his 22-year-old sister, Jennifer, during a rally last week in Gardena. The demand for justice for Andres Guardado has drawn support from a number of prominent community leaders and labor unions. Andres Guardado is the latest young man of color killed by police gunfire…. No charges have been brought against Sheriff Vega for the murder of Andres Guardado to date, and he remains on the force. Also, send an email message to Attorney General Xavier Becerra at the AB’s website or call (916) 445-9555 and ask him to do a full investigation into the death of Andres Guardado.
A KKK Leader Is Going To Prison For Six Years For Hitting BLM Protesters With His Truck
A man described by prosecutors as a Ku Klux Klan leader was jailed for at least six years in Virginia on Monday for driving his truck into a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters in June. Taylor, the prosector, told BuzzFeed News in an email that she believed that law needs updating. "A devout member of the KKK, whose ideology believes that people of color are inferior, does not believe in the Black Lives Matter movement. Any action towards a Black Lives Matter movement is one based in hate and that should be a reason to impose a harsher sentence." Since national protests Black Lives Matter protests erupted earlier this year, scores of demonstrators have been hit by vehicles across the US.
Senior U.S. lawmaker wants National Academies to scrutinize racism in science
Senior U.S. lawmaker wants National Academies to scrutinize racism in scienceThe U.S. research community may finally be ready to confront the “R” word. In response to a request from the chairwoman of the science committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) is gearing up for an in-depth study of racism in academic research. Previous NASEM studies have documented the value of diversity to the practice of science, and recommended ways to broaden participation by groups historically underrepresented in science. Our white graduates have always had more doors open to them than have our African-American students.”As a model for improving opportunity, he points to the long-running ADVANCE program at the National Science Foundation (NSF), which supports efforts by universities to achieve gender equity. “It’s a social classification, not a biological classification.”Jones also thinks the panel should spend no time debating whether racism exists in academic research.
Trump claims some people say ‘men are insulted’ by Biden picking woman VP
President Trump said Joe Biden has put himself in an awkward position by pledging to pick a woman as vice president and added that “some people” would suggest men might be insulted by the Democratic candidate’s intention to do so. Biden, who served as vice president during President Barack Obama’s two terms, committed to selecting a woman as a running mate and is expected to announce his decision as early as Tuesday or Wednesday. Leading up to that decision, Biden’s campaign has assigned a number of aides to the staff of his future running mate. Following the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis, the nationwide protests it sparked and the expansion of the Black Lives Matter movement, Biden has been under pressure to name a black woman. Any of the three would be the first black woman nominated as vice president.
Jessica Alba, Ruby Rose, Viola Davis, more celebs call for action in Breonna Taylor's death with new campaign
Dozens of celebrities are participating in a call to action in honor of Breonna Taylor. It kicked off on social media on Monday with celebs sharing photos of themselves in black and white t-shirts that read, "Arrest the cops that killed Breonna Taylor." The initiative is a partnership between Phenomenal, an organization founded by Meena Harris, and the Breonna Taylor Foundation. Let's stay loud, keep demanding justice for Breonna and her family, and SAY HER NAME," Alba wrote in the caption. According to Phenomenal, more than 70 celebrities have joined in on the social media campaign, including La La Anthony, Mandy Moore, Busy Philipps and Nikki Reed.
McConnell tries to hold the line on lawsuits
McConnell and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Monday exchanged blame but no new ideas on breaking the deadlock. Slightly more voters say they are certain about their support for Biden (39%) than say the same about Trump (35%). Among registered voters, Biden had a 6-point lead, poll director Charles Franklin said. President Trump won the state in 2016 by less than 23,000 votes. Police said the suspect waited in line outside the bank, per COVID-19 protocols, before making the alleged demand once inside.
Washington Post accused of ‘sounding like Antifa's publicist’ with glowing feature on Portland protesters
The Washington Post is being accused of “sounding like Antifa's publicist” by publishing a bizarre photo gallery of Portland protesters that glorified the city’s sometimes violent demonstrators. “Antifa sympathizers in the media whitewashed the left-wing group’s violence yet again this past weekend, gifting them with a glossy photo essay in The Washington Post,” Media Research Center news analyst Kristine Marsh wrote. “The paper featured large photos of Antifa protesters... you know average Americans just like you and me. But protest is what Portland does best,” which puts an emphasis on the fashion choices of protesters. MARK LEVIN BLASTS WASHINGTON POST OVER COVERAGE OF AG BARR INTERVIEWPhotos of siblings who “burn sage at demonstrations to help de-escalate clashes” and a couple who regularly attend Black Lives Matter events were also featured in the photo gallery.
Virginia man who drove through BLM protest: 6 years in jail
RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia man who a prosecutor described as a leader of the Ku Klux Klan and who drove through a Black Lives Matter protest in June was sentenced Monday to six years in jail. Harry H. Rogers, 36, was convicted of six misdemeanors and sentenced to a year in jail for each charge, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. Rogers still faces three felony charges of attempted malicious wounding in connection with the June 7 incident. The felony charges will be heard by a grand jury in September, the newspaper reported. The prosecution played Facebook Live video captured after the incident in which Rogers boasts of driving through the crowd.
Miles de personas se quedan sin electricidad debido a la tormenta que azotó a Chicago el lunes
Black Lives Matter to Lightfoot: Unrest won’t end until ‘the safety and well-being of our communities is finally prioritized’"When protesters attack high-end retail stores that are owned by the wealthy and service the wealthy, that is not ‘our’ city and has never been meant for us," the group said in a statement.
Voters judge Omar’s mix of progressive politics, celebrity
ADVERTISEMENTSkip................................................................Democratic U.S. Sen. Tina Smith and Republican challenger Jason Lewis were expected to easily win their primaries in the only statewide races on the ballot. “I have a lot of respect for Ms. Omar, but I personally don’t align with just her focus on the progressive agenda. He’s concerned about climate change, Medicare for all and getting money out of politics, and he sees her as an ally. “It’s more time for radical change than like small — I don’t think we have time for incremental change anymore,” Smith said. Report for America is a nonprofit national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on undercovered issues.
California BLM Leader Tianna Arata Charged With Five Felonies After Arrest At July Demonstration
Social media is coming to the aid of Tianna Arata, a California-based Black Lives Matter organizer, who was arrested after a protest last month and is now facing some serious charges. Arata was arrested by the San Luis Obispo police department on July 21 after she organized a protest that allegedly resulted in vandalism. According to a statement released by authorities, the SLOPD police chief contacted the 20-year-old before the protest to ensure it would be peaceful. She was also hit with three misdemeanor charges – resisting or obstructing a peace officer, inciting a riot, and unlawful assembly. “It was a beautiful, peaceful protest filled with Black and Brown joy.
Biden's VP pick: Why Kamala Harris embraces her biracial roots
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kamala Harris is reported to be a front-runner to be Joe Biden's running mateUS Senator Kamala Harris - a potential Democratic vice-presidential candidate - is known as a prominent African-American politician. "My name is pronounced "Comma-la", like the punctuation mark," Kamala Harris writes in her 2018 autobiography, The Truths We Hold. Shyamala Gopalan and Donald Harris separated when Ms Harris was five. "Her marriage - and her decision to stay in the US - were the ultimate acts of self-determination and love," Ms Harris writes. Gopalan picked up her doctorate degree at age 25 in 1964, the same year Ms Harris was born.
Miranda Kerr talks about self-care and 'finding balance'
The founder of Kora Organics simply stunned while gracing the cover of Shape magazine's September 'Women Run The World' issue. Cover girl: Miranda Kerr was glowing on the cover of Shape, where opened up about balance, self-care and her secret to being a bossAs the woman behind Kora Organics line of skin­care products, Love. Bliss furniture by Miranda Kerr Home and a mother-of-three, the star has her hands full. 'You can eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and organic produce, but being happy and enjoying that food with others is just as important,' Miranda said. Because if I'm not, I'm not gonna bother doing it.'
Pro-police groups file lawsuit against Bill de Blasio for blocking 'Blue Lives Matter' mural
Two pro-police groups have filed a lawsuit against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio after he denied their request to paint a ‘Blue Lives Matter’ mural in Manhattan, similar to the one Black Lives Matter painted outside of Trump Tower. The lawsuit, filed late Monday by Blue Lives Matter NYC and Standing up for NYC in the Southern District of New York, accuses de Blasio and Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg of violating the groups’ First Amendment rights. ‘The ‘Black Lives Matter’ message is highly political and is generally understood by the public to be and support a general anti-police message, include some extreme measures as defunding the police and ending police activity,’ the suit reads. The groups wanted to emblazon the words ‘Blue Lives Matter’ on the street outside One Police Plaza to call attention to the dangers of policing that officer face every day on the job, they said. Founder of Blue Lives Matter NYC, Sgt.
Jessica Mulroney returns to Instagram after race row to celebrate sons' birthday
Jessica Mulroney has returned to Instagram after a two-month break in the wake of a bitter race row to mark her twin sons' tenth birthday - while also shutting down rumors about the end of her friendship with Meghan Markle. These two boys have not left my side and gave me the will to live and work hard when everything fell apart. Jessica commented on the video to apologize for her behavior, writing that she was 'unequivocally sorry'. 'Meghan said friends reflect friends and because of what's at stake she can no longer be associated with Jessica, at least not in public. In a statement shared on Instagram, the charity said: 'Jessica Mulroney is a founding member of The Shoebox Project and she has dedicated herself to its growth and success over the years, for which we are very grateful.
The Entire Senate Democratic Caucus Opposes Confirming Trump's Toxic Public Lands Chief
In a Tuesday letter, the entire Senate Democratic caucus, which includes the independents, slammed Pendley and urged Trump to pick a new nominee. Pendley’s public record, including his advocacy for reducing public lands and access to them, routine attempts to undermine tribes, and climate change denial makes him unfit for the position,” reads the letter, led by Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico. “We urge you to identify a new, qualified candidate for this critical position ? one who supports public lands and the mission of the Bureau of Land Management,” the lawmakers said. “47 hard no votes on William Perry Pendley confirmation,” Collin O’Mara, president of the nonprofit National Wildlife Federation, wrote in a Tuesday post to Twitter. He is a former leader of the so-called “Wise-Use movement,” a group of anti-government organizations pushing to boost mining, drilling and logging on federal lands while deriding environmentalists as domestic terrorists.
Joe Biden’s campaign abandons multi-million-dollar Facebook digital ad push
But just weeks later, Biden’s campaign dramatically pulled back their ad budget with the social media giant and shelled out just $41,300 for digital ads on July 18. One veteran campaign digital director who spoke on the condition of anonymity said that figure was “embarrassingly low” with less than 100 days to the election. Biden’s Facebook spending fell 65 percent between June and July, while the Trump re-election campaign’s increased 46 percent, according to the platform’s ad library. Overall, Biden’s digital spending halved. Nobody is excited about Biden and his drastic drop-off in digital spending is further proof,” he said.
Jessica Mulroney returns to Instagram after ‘white privilege’ scandal
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Two months after being accused of “textbook white privilege” by lifestyle blogger Sasha Exeter, Jessica Mulroney made her Instagram return and acknowledged the controversy. “They deserve the best birthday ?. Exeter claimed Mulroney “took offense,” believing it was aimed at her. In response to the allegations, “Good Morning America” cut ties with Mulroney and her husband, Ben Mulroney, stepped down from his post at CTV. Last month, it was reported Mulroney was mulling writing a tell-all book.
Protests: Seattle Police Chief retires amid efforts to defund department in wake of unrest
Police said a group of 50 to 60 people gathered outside a home where Joseph Mensah, an officer with the Wauwatosa Police Department, was staying over the weekend. Police arrived and dispersed the crowd, according to a department statement. Abby Pavlik, a police department public information officer. He told the Journal Sentinel that Mensah provoked the protesters before there was any physical altercation and that no protester fired at Mensah. If the perpetrators of this criminal behavior are identified, they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent allowed by law.”
Looting in Chicago was a long time coming, some experts say
He was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive, according to Chicago police Superintendent David Brown. Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who took office last year, said the wave of property damage and looting was "criminal." The brazenness of people openly looting and attacking police officers shows that they feel that they have nothing to lose, he added. While perennial frustration with law enforcement has often sparked violence within local communities, rarely does that violence move beyond its neighborhood, experts say. Lightfoot has already taken a hard-line stance that the looting was “abject criminal behavior” and “straight-up felony criminal conduct."
Searing George Conway Column Shows Trump's Supporters What They Really Believe In
In an opinion column published by The Washington Post on Monday, conservative attorney George Conway showed President Donald Trump’s supporters just what it is that they subscribe to. In a piece titled “I (Still) Believe the President, and in the President,” the outspoken Trump critic and husband of White House presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway laid out Trump’s lies, racist attacks, blunders and acts of corruption. “I believe it’s normal for the president to say ‘Yo Semites’ and ‘Yo Seminites,’ ‘Thigh Land,’ ‘Minne-a-napolis,’ ‘toe-tally-taria-tism,’ ‘Thomas Jeffers’ and ‘Ulyss-eus S. Grant.’ I believe it’s Biden who’s cognitively impaired,” Conway wrote. I believed him in March when he said he ‘felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic,’” Conway continued. Related...George Conway Proposes How Trump Should Pay For His Attacks On DemocracyLincoln Project Trolls GOP Senators With Biting Trump Impersonator EndorsementsDonald Trump’s Cries Of ‘Hoax’ Used Against Him In Stinging New AdLove HuffPost?
African Americans have long defied white supremacy and celebrated Black culture in public spaces
From Richmond to New York City to Seattle, anti-racist activists are getting results as Confederate monuments are coming down by the dozens. And in my research, I have found that long before Confederate monuments occupied city squares, African Americans used those same public spaces to celebrate their history. Instead, they challenged white dominance of public space using holidays, parades, conventions, mass meetings and other events. These monuments represented a way to remind African Americans that public spaces, public commemoration and public advancement were not for them. It was a battle over what vision of America would prevail in public space in the 21st century.
George Floyd protests: Lawsuits extend fight against police brutality from streets to courtrooms
Perhaps none of the claims stands out more, if only for its novelty, than a federal lawsuit brought last week by four Seattle protesters. Protests continued around the city after the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody. The flurry of legal action also featured a battle between the state and federal governments highlighting aggressive tactics used by federal officers while deployed to local streets. State officials sought a restraining order blocking federal officers from arresting people without a warrant. 70 days of protest: Breonna Taylor's death has created a much larger movement in LouisvilleThis article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Police protests move from streets to courtrooms as lawsuits mount
Nearly two-thirds of California voters support Black Lives Matter movement
Voters in California support the Black Lives Matter movement by a more than two-to-one margin and the proportion who say they are very concerned about race relations in the Golden State has nearly tripled in the last decade. Seven out of 10 voters believe Black residents are more likely than white residents to suffer violence at the hands of police, and 67% think Latinx residents are also more likely than white residents to experience police violence. While an overwhelming 92% of Black voters think Black people are more likely to experience police violence and 83% see the Black Lives Matter movement in a favorable light, majorities of white, Latinx and Asian American voters also feel the same way. While 86% of Democrats see the Black Lives Matter movement favorably, just 15% of Republicans say the same. Virtually all very liberal voters — 98% — see the movement favorably while just 18% of very conservative voters feel that way.
Looters undermine fight for justice by Black Lives Matter
It is anarchy, and it cannot be allowed in a law-abiding society, no matter the excuse. Carol Kraines, DeerfieldLooting unrelated to seeking justiceThe brazen looting of Loop stores on Sunday night and Monday morning had nothing to do with seeking social justice. It jeopardized efforts by many leaders to advance reform goals that could reverse economic stagnation in mostly Black areas. It gave Donald Trump greater impetus to “send in the feds.” It embarrassed Mayor Lori Lightfoot. It undermined the concept of “restorative justice.” It erased gains made by Black Lives Matter.
Biden leads Trump, 49%-44%, among likely Wisconsin voters in latest Marquette Poll
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump in Wisconsin, according to Tuesday's Marquette University Law School Poll. RELATED:Biden leads Trump in Wisconsin and two other battleground states, new poll saysAmong registered voters, Biden had a 6-point lead, poll director Charles Franklin said. In last month's survey, Biden led Trump by 49% to 41% among registered voters. At this same point in the 2016 race in Wisconsin, the Marquette Poll showed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton leading Trump by 10 percentage points among registered voters and 15 points among likely voters. Trump leads in the north and western part of the state.
Voters judge Omar’s mix of progressive politics, celebrity
Antone Melton-Meaux, a Black lawyer and mediator, raised millions of anti-Omar dollars to fill mailboxes and flood the airwaves. His “Focused on the Fifth” message has portrayed Omar, a member of “The Squad” of four progressive female lawmakers, as out of touch with the 5th District. Omar rejected Melton-Meaux’s attacks, saying they were funded by interests that wanted to get her out of Congress because she’s effective. “I have a lot of respect for Ms. Omar, but I personally don’t align with just her focus on the progressive agenda. He’s concerned about climate change, Medicare for all and getting money out of politics, and he sees her as an ally.
March on Washington reconfigured to comply with virus rules
Washington – Amid widespread protests and unrest over the police killings of Black Americans, a national commemoration of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington is being reconfigured to comply with coronavirus protocols in the District of Columbia. Following the commemorative rally, participants in Washington will march to the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial in West Potomac Park, next to the National Mall, and then disperse. Bowser, when asked on July 30 about the potential conflict, said government officials had been in contact with march organizers and that Washington would not be relaxing its virus rules for participants. The site will livestream the Washington march, in addition to other programming leading up to and after the event. The Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of more than 150 Black-led organizations that make up the broader Black Lives Matter movement, will hold its virtual Black National Convention later in the evening.
Seattle police chief announces retirement as city council reduces department
Carmen Best, city’s first Black police chief, said retirement would be effective 2 SeptemberSeattle’s police chief has announced she is stepping down, a move made public the same day the city council approved reducing the department by as many as 100 officers. “I am confident the department will make it through these difficult times,” Best said in the letter. “You truly are the best police department in the country, and please trust me when I say, the vast majority of people in Seattle support you and appreciate you. The city council also cut Best’s roughly $285,000 annual salary and the pay of other top police leaders, although the final cuts to Best’s salary were significantly more modest than those initially approved last week. “While we can’t do everything in this summer rebalancing package, we have set the path forward for tremendous work in front of us as a council and as a city,” council member Teresa Mosqueda said.
AOC gets prime-time speaking turn at Democratic convention on same night as Bill Clinton
The Democratic National Convention announced Tuesday it will feature speeches from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, former first couple Michelle and Barack Obama and former first couple Bill and Hillary Clinton as the four-day event goes fully virtual. Representative Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive New York City congresswoman who helped shape presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden's environmental and energy plan, will give remarks on August 18, the second night of the convention. Entrepreneur Andrew Yang is disappointed he won't be one of the former 2020 Democratic candidates to grace the virtual stage. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will make virtual remarks Wednesday night of the convention and share the stage with former Secretary of State and 2016 loser Hillary Clinton. 2 on the November ticket – the individual will also make a speech on Wednesday night of the convention.
Communists approve Biden for president
ANALYSIS/OPINION:Bob Avakian, chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party USA (RCPUSA), has endorsed Joe Biden for president. When the Communist Party enthusiastically supports something, it’s time to throw it out and start over. More evidence that communists — not merely “democratic socialists” — are hijacking the Democratic Party is the emergence of California Rep. Karen Bass on Mr. Biden’s short list for the vice presidency. A longtime leftist, she has visited communist Cuba 16 times, according to author and filmmaker Trevor Loudon. Perhaps he should have sought the endorsement of Revolutionary Communist Party USA leader Bob Avakian.
UPRISING: Call to Dismantle US Homeland Security
“The very premise of a ‘homeland security’ bureaucracy is chilling and ought to be questioned,” wrote the executive director of the ACLU. ByAfter years of challenging the actions and authority of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the ACLU Monday called for Congress to dismantle the agency and break it into smaller parts. https://t.co/OCEhylML0t — ACLU (@ACLU) August 10, 2020“The very premise of a ‘homeland security’ bureaucracy is chilling and ought to be questioned,” Romero wrote in USA Today. “I never thought that the Department of Homeland Security would be used against our own people,” Boxer wrote, referring to the deployment of federal agents in Portland. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2020“Years of chaos and impunity make a clear case for the dismantling of DHS,” Romero wrote.
So thankful to be learning the history of fellow Americans that was hidden from me in school. THANKS
Dear all of you excellent dKos folks, and crazy rogues as well, this is a love letter to you. and unfairness inflicted on my fellow humans (and the rest of the earth, let’s face it). I have lived as friends among those whose ancestors died at Wounded Knee and Battle of the Little Bighorn. I had read quite a bit about the Holocaust and Russian Revolution in high school, and still have a deep dread of Nazis and authoritarianism. I still live in a dreamscape of western mountains, but I am far more aware of those in need around me.
Bill Barr Blusters about Rousseau, Bolsheviks, and--- the Flub-a-Dub
Phineas was the mayor of Doodyville, the fictitious setting for the Rockefeller Center-based children’s program that ran from 1947 to 1960. They performed in front of a “base” of sorts known as “the peanut gallery” who responded enthusiastically to Buffalo Bob’s weekly call out--Buffalo Bob: Hey, kids, what time is it? Peanut Gallery: It’s Howdy Doody time!!! If you are too young to have been in the peanut gallery, use your Google machine and catch up here. Those of us who sit in the Peanut Gallery waiting for the show to end are becoming restless.
The psyche of a Trump supporter
Donald J. Trump is popular in part because his childish tantrums and violations of social norms give people permission to let their ids have free rein. Conservatives Want a Strong Leader: Trump Models AutocratsDo you remember the 2015 video of Donald Trump, with his celestial wife Melania by his side, gliding down the Trump Tower’s golden escalator, like gods from Olympus materializing to announce the Don’s Presidential bid? Shortly after Trump’s 2016 victory, a friend told me that he voted for Trump because Trump sounded just like him, a truck driver from rural Pennsylvania. Although the evidence refutes this view, Trump has inflamed fears that rural Americans are becoming obsolete. Admittedly, Trump supporters are right that many, urban and suburban liberals have little interest or understanding of rural America.
'There was a nastiness about the NBA': Trump refuses to stand against racism and blasts those who do
“And there was a nastiness about the NBA the way it was done too. “I think it’s in big trouble, bigger trouble than they understand, and frankly ice hockey, which is doing very well, they didn’t do that. "I would say this, if they don't stand for the national anthem, I hope they don't open, but other than that I’d love to see them open,” he said. They’re down, they’re down to very low numbers, very very low numbers,” the president said. TNT’s coverage of the NBA Restart attracted an average of 3.4 million viewers, more than twice that of the network's average viewership during a regular-season game, according to an NBA release.
2020 Election: Democrats can’t afford to ignore their Israel problem
Operating a decade behind the times, mainstream media outlets tend to think the Israel issue is moot because Jewish voters overwhelmingly vote Democratic regardless of their views on Israel. What the mainstream media fail to realize is that support for Israel is extremely important to millions of Christians, especially Evangelicals. Judging from states with Democratic incumbents that went GOP this past election, it is clear that support for Israel can be a game changer. Organizations such as the Republican Jewish Coalition made sure voters in key races knew the Democratic candidates’ positions on Israel. "The Republican Jewish Coalition invested in independent expenditures in three important races (in Pennsylvania, Virginia and North Dakota)—and Republicans won all three,” said Executive Director Matt Brooks in a statement.
Left-progressive Cori Bush makes her mark—On the neoliberal agenda
Joining us to discuss this is Lester Spence, professor at Johns Hopkins University, author of Knocking The Hustle, Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics. The only elected official in national office to back Bush was Bernie Sanders, which makes sense because Bush backed Sanders in the primary and was a surrogate. And, if we think about takeaways, I think it speaks to the power that social movements can play in Black politics. So, you take Bush, Clay was one of the people who was actually on the wrong side in almost every way in Ferguson. Professor at Johns Hopkins and author of Knocking The Hustle, Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics.
Flight from New York
From Paul Craig Roberts WebsiteBlack Lives Matter Rally(Image by dsgetch) Details DMCANew York City is in Serious trouble. Working at home has taught businesses that they do not need to accumulate employees in office complexes. And it is not only in New York City that people are deciding against downtown locations. In Minneapolis, the police department has publicly announced that the police are unable to protect the public from robbery and abuse. "The point where it all started to change was the day the City Council announced it supported defunding the police department."
Federal Judge Sets Out to Bring Down Law Shielding Police From Legal Liability
Qualified immunity has entered the national discourse with the massive uprisings in the wake of the public lynching of George Floyd. But the judge’s hands were tied by the qualified immunity doctrine so he was forced to deny Jamison’s legal claim. A bill to reform, but not abolish, qualified immunity, introduced by Sen. Mike Braun (R-Indiana), is also pending in the Senate. In light of the ongoing mass uprisings against white supremacy and police brutality, other states are likely to reconsider their qualified immunity doctrines. As state after state reviews its qualified immunity law, the Supreme Court will hopefully do so as well.
US Attorney General Barr gives fascistic tirade against Antifa, Black Lives Matter
US Attorney General Barr gives fascistic tirade against Antifa, Black Lives MatterBy Patrick Martin11 August 2020In a television interview Sunday night on Fox News, US Attorney General William Barr declared that some of the Democratic representatives who questioned him at a congressional hearing two weeks ago were revolutionaries seeking to overthrow American capitalism, in league with terrorists. Barr hailed the Gatestone report—which quotes his own comments about Antifa—and launched into a diatribe against Antifa. Trump’s attorney general is well aware that groups like Antifa and acts of minor vandalism—overturning fences outside federal buildings and setting small fires—are no threat whatsoever to the capitalist system. But it is the working class that is the real target of the repressive measures that Barr & Co. are preparing. The author also recommends:Attorney General Barr aggressively defends violent attacks on protesters in Portland[29 July 2020]Trump’s illegal power grab and the specter of American Bonapartism[10 August 2020]Stop Trump’s coup d’état!
Chicago man charged with attempted murder in shooting that police say sparked looting
Chicago police arrested and charged a man with attempted murder after they say he shot at officers in an incident that prompted looting downtown. Englewood resident Latrell Allen, 20, was charged with two felony counts of attempted murder in the first degree and one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon, Chicago police said Monday. "Tempers flared, fueled by misinformation as the afternoon turned into evening," Brown said. At least one security guard and a civilian were hospitalized in critical condition after being shot, Brown said. Another protest condemning the police shooting of Allen was planned at a police headquarters for Tuesday evening.
President Donald Trump calls NBA players 'very nasty' and 'very dumb' for kneeling
President Donald Trump called NBA players "very nasty" and "very dumb" in a Tuesday radio interview while expressing his disapproval of the league's players kneeling during the national anthem to protest social injustice. For the NBA's restarted season in Orlando, Florida, all but two players have knelt during the national anthem. "The kneeling (during the national anthem) has been horrible for basketball," Trump said on Fox Sports' "Outkick the Coverage." The feud between Trump and NBA players has extended from the beginning stages of his presidency when he uninvited the then-NBA champion Golden State Warriors from visiting the White House. James recently laughed off Trump's criticism of NBA players kneeling when Trump tabbed it "disgraceful," saying last week: "I really don't think the basketball community (is) sad about losing (Trump's) viewership."
Porsha in Protest
“Everybody should enjoy ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta,’” said Porsha Williams, the doe-eyed star of same, whose comedic verve and penchant for interpersonal chaos have made her one of the most popular cast members on one of the most popular shows on television. “This is what I don’t like when it would come to one of our viewers: If they felt like Black Lives Matter was anti-white, or us saying ‘Black lives matter’ excludes them in any type of way.”Ms. Williams, 39, was casually resplendent on Zoom, in a black T-shirt and hot pink leggings among cream cushions in her Atlanta home. Printed in an emphatic column down the front of her shirt: “BREONNA TAYLOR BREONNA TAYLOR BREONNA TAYLOR” — the name of the 26-year-old emergency medical technician whom Louisville, Ky., police officers shot and killed after bursting into her apartment shortly after midnight on March 13. Three days before this interview in July, Ms. Williams had been among 87 protesters arrested outside the home of Kentucky’s attorney general, Daniel Cameron, while calling on him to file criminal charges against those officers. She was charged with criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct and intimidating a participant in a legal process (a felony, later dropped).
Are Racial Attitudes Really Changing? Some Black Activists Are Skeptical
Companies, sports leagues, celebrities and political figures have embraced the broad tenets of the social justice activists, speaking with a newfound frankness about systemic discrimination and police brutality against Black people. But while activists acknowledge the size and the scope of the recent protests, their lives inform their doubts. “What occurred in our downtown and surrounding communities was abject criminal behavior, pure and simple,” Ms. Lightfoot said. While they denounce criminal behavior such as looting and violence against the police, they say such actions are born out of a frustration with the lack of progress for Black people and their communities. It has also resurrected a common critique among activists: City officials will act quickly if white livelihoods are threatened.
Black Lives Matter organizer calls Chicago looting ‘reparation’
A Chicago Black Lives Matter organizer defended widespread looting in the Windy City over the weekend, calling it “reparation.”“I don’t care if somebody decides to loot a Gucci’s or a Macy’s or a Nike because that makes sure that that person eats. That makes sure that that person has clothes,” organizer Ariel Atkins said at a rally outside the South Loop police station Monday, WMAQ-TV reported. The violence prompted the city to deploy “multi-layered” security measures that will restrict access to downtown Chicago from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. as of Monday. Allen was recovering at the University of Chicago Hospital and is expected to survive to face attempted murder charges. But Atkins questioned the police account of the incident at the Monday rally.
A spate of new food memoirs promised something different. But the lack of diversity is the same old story.
Some personal news: I’m writing a food memoir. We have the chef’s memoir, the restaurant critic’s memoir and, the bulk of the category, the food writer’s memoir. Before I could celebrate progress, I noticed all seven were written by White women. “There are so many … female food memoirs coming out this year, and they’re all White women and I’m just really tired of that. At least anecdotally, White writers reported receiving more, consistently, than their BIPOC counterparts, and often while having less experience or proven success.
Trump calls his NBA critics ‘very nasty’ and ‘very dumb’
NBA players, in their demonstrations, have been joined by coaches and even referees, with Commissioner Adam Silver opting not to uphold a long-standing league rule that requires players to stand during the anthem. “I think basketball is not working because of the way they treated our flag and anthem,” he told Travis. AD“People are angry about it,” Trump continued about the NBA demonstrations. ADAD“I haven’t noticed them sending things back at me, but I will say that I wouldn’t be that surprised,” said of criticism by NBA players. “I really don’t think the basketball community are sad about losing his viewership,” James said.
Opinion | Six boxes for Democrats to check at their convention
Biden wants to take us from chaos to calm, from conflict to conversation. Democrats should let Trump define Trump. Americans need only the slightest reminder of Trump’s moral, intellectual and temperamental unfitness and his colossal incompetence. ADADBiden should offer a credible, fair economic plan. That’s all Biden needs to do.
NYC's de Blasio sued by pro-cop groups for rejecting Blue Lives Matter mural
A pair of pro-cop groups are suing Mayor Bill de Blasio after being denied a Blue Lives Matter mural akin to the one Black Lives Matter had splashed across Fifth Avenue, The Post has learned. “The ‘Black Lives Matter’ message is highly political and is generally understood by the public to be and support a general anti-police message, include some extreme measures as defunding the police and ending police activity,” the suit reads. BLACK LIVES MATTER RALLY IN CHICAGO BACKS PEOPLE ARRESTED OVER LOOTING, UNREST“This mural is the smallest thing we could do to show our respect for them during these controversial times,” Davidoff said. The two groups penned a letter to Hizzoner last month requesting the pro-cop mural near NYPD headquarters in downtown Manhattan. This story first appeared in the New York Post.
Chicago restaurant owner on 'disturbing' looting and rioting: 'Business is terrible, the streets are empty'
The looting occurring in Chicago is “very scary and disturbing,” said local business owner Roupen Demirdjian on Tuesday. “The streets are empty and this time of year hotels would be full and the streets would be full. The rioting and violence have stopped people from coming downtown,” Demirdjian told “America’s Newsroom.”“We’re a big target down here. Business is terrible. The business has been terrible for eight months.
Seattle police chief to resign following budget cuts
SEATTLE — Seattle's police chief says she is stepping down, a move made public the same day the City Council approved reducing the department by as many as 100 officers through layoffs and attrition. I look forward to seeing how this department moves forward through the process of re-envisioning public safety. Measures that would cut less than $4 million of the department’s $400 million annual budget this year passed out of committee unanimously last week. The City Council also cut Best’s roughly $285,000 annual salary and the pay of other top police leaders, although the final cuts to Best's salary were significantly more modest than those approved last week. Durkan has proposed cutting about $20 million from the police budget this year largely because of reduced revenues amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
George Conway column taunts Trump supporters as believing everything the president says
How do Trump supporters still love Trump? Let George Conway count the ways. The husband of White House presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway — who, unlike his wife, is an avowed and outspoken critic of Donald J. Trump — has written a satirical column targeting the president’s base in the Washington Post. “ “I believe we should ‘Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote’ — but that ‘SCHOOLS MUST OPEN IN THE FALL!! !’ ” ”Conway wraps up by highlighting the White House effort to undermine mail-in ballots for the November election.
George Conway column taunts Trump supporters as believing everything the president says
How do Trump supporters still love Trump? Let George Conway count the ways. The husband of White House presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway — who, unlike his wife, is an avowed and outspoken critic of Donald J. Trump — has written a satirical column targeting the president’s base in the Washington Post. “ “I believe we should ‘Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote’ — but that ‘SCHOOLS MUST OPEN IN THE FALL!! !’ ” ”Conway wraps up by highlighting the White House effort to undermine mail-in ballots for the November election.
Seattle police chief quits after city council votes to strip funds
Protesters rallied outside the Seattle City Hall before police funding was slashedSeattle's chief of police has announced her resignation on the same day that the city council voted to slash the police budget and lay off officers. Chief Best became the city's first black police chief in 2018, leading a 1,400-member force. Budget cutsOn Monday, the city council voted to slash over $3m (£2.3m) from the police's $400m annual operating budget. What did Chief Best say? "I am confident the department will make it through these difficult times," Chief Best wrote in a resignation letter on Monday to her colleagues.
Never aired politically charged 'black-ish' episode to be released on Hulu
A never-before-seen episode of “black-ish” originally shelved by ABC will now premiere on Hulu, a corporate sibling of the Disney-owned broadcast network. Continue Reading Below“Black-ish” creator, Kenya Barris, announced on Monday that Walt Disney Television greenlighted the release of the episode titled “Please Baby Please” after he asked them to reconsider airing it. In the episode, Dre Johnson, portrayed by Anthony Anderson, reads the book to his infant son during a storm. The character then goes into an improvised tail about his anxiety regarding “the shady king,” presumed to be President Trump. GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HEREThe Associated Press contributed to this report
Seattle police chief quits after city council votes to strip funds
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Protesters rallied outside the Seattle City Hall before police funding was slashedSeattle's chief of police has announced her resignation on the same day that the city council voted to slash the police budget and lay off officers. Chief Best became the city's first black police chief in 2018, leading a 1,400-member force. Budget cutsOn Monday, the city council voted to slash over $3m (£2.3m) from the police's $400m annual operating budget. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Aerial shots of the autonomous protest zoneWhat did Chief Best say? "I am confident the department will make it through these difficult times," Chief Best wrote in a resignation letter on Monday to her colleagues.
Jessica Mulroney returns to Instagram after race row to celebrate sons' birthday
Jessica Mulroney has returned to Instagram after a two-month break in the wake of a bitter race row to mark her twin sons' tenth birthday - while also shutting down rumors about the end of her friendship with Meghan Markle. These two boys have not left my side and gave me the will to live and work hard when everything fell apart. Jessica commented on the video to apologize for her behavior, writing that she was 'unequivocally sorry'. Having quickly shot to fame thanks to her close friendship with the Duchess of Sussex, Jessica's fall from grace was even swifter. 'In light of recent events, the charity supports Jessica’s decision to step away from the Board of Directors.'
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's holiday with George Clooney
And apparently it wasn't the first time the Hollywood power couple had hosted Prince Harry and the former Suits actress. After the ceremony Prince Harry quietly slipped into room 1884 – where the Queen often receives her most important visitors – to see his wife. Stood behind the prince and his wife were William and Kate, with the duchess holding Prince Louis, and Harry and Meghan. The bombshell biography suggests Meghan dropped a huge hint she and Prince Harry were 'already engaged' at the event in Toronto. They write: 'Prince Harry and Meghan had done everything they could to make sure it was baby-friendly.
George Floyd protests: Lawsuits extend fight against police brutality from streets to courtrooms
Since the eruption of public protests following the death of George Floyd, thousands of complaints have been logged against law enforcement authorities thrust into the midst of unrest across the country. The flurry of legal action also featured a battle between the state and federal governments highlighting aggressive tactics used by federal officers while deployed to local streets. Eight lawsuits have been filed against the Portland Police Bureau, and one has been brought against the Trump administration. State officials sought a restraining order blocking federal officers from arresting people without a warrant. Last month, another federal judge blocked federal officers from arresting and using physical force against journalists and legal observers who showed up at the protests, ruling that there are “serious questions” related to their tactics.
A Bible Burning, a Russian News Agency and a Story Too Good to Check Out
The livestream and the clip later edited down by Ruptly shows at least one Bible burning after midnight on Aug. 1, as some protesters were trying to build a fire. Ruptly instead made the Bible burning the focus of its protest coverage that night. In the tweets and text that accompany the video on the agency’s website, the Bible burning is presented as the night’s central event; the flag burning is secondary. RT, the network that runs Ruptly, also wrote an entire story about the Bible burning. Mr. Cheong added his own commentary to the initial tweet, wildly exaggerating what the Ruptly video showed.
Trump wants NFL to play season, but not if players kneel during anthem
President Trump said Tuesday he wants the NFL to open his year, but not if players take a knee during the national anthem. #WeWantToPlay,” Trump tweeted. In Tuesday’s radio interview, Trump explained that college football players are young and in shape, making them less likely to suffer serious harm if infected by the coronavirus. The NFL this summer said it was “wrong for not listening to NFL players.”“We, the NFL, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of Black People. We, the NFL, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest.
Rep. Omar, Georgia Republicans face critical primaries Tuesday
Melton-Meaux has sought to cast Omar as a divisive figure, playing up a series of controversial comments she made about Jews that many viewed as anti-Semitic. The latest example of the liberal surge came last week in Missouri, when 44-year-old Black Lives Matter activist Cori Bush unseated Democratic Rep. William Lacy Clay Jr., the 64-year-old heir to a St. Louis political dynasty. Georgia Republicans will head to the polls in a pair of runoffs in conservative districts. In Georgia’s 14th, Republicans will determine who should succeed retiring Rep. Tom Graves. The two will face off again Tuesday in a district Trump carried by 75 points and have framed themselves as strong supporters of the president.
Protests: Seattle Police Chief retires amid efforts to defund department in wake of unrest
Police said a group of 50 to 60 people gathered outside a home where Joseph Mensah, an officer with the Wauwatosa Police Department, was staying over the weekend. “All City of Wauwatosa employees support the right to peacefully protest,” wrote Sgt. Mensah has said in online posts that he was suspended “without cause” and that there is evidence proving he did nothing wrong. McBride said the incident “was not a peaceful protest; it was criminal behavior. If the perpetrators of this criminal behavior are identified, they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent allowed by law.”
London police halt probe into 1993 murder of Black teenager that exposed racism in ranks
LONDON (Reuters) - London’s Metropolitan Police said on Tuesday they had exhausted all lines of inquiry into the 1993 murder of Black teenager Stephen Lawrence, a case that exposed racism in the force and led to sweeping reforms. FILE PHOTO: A bus passes a plaque in memory of 1993 murder victim Stephen Lawrence, where he was killed in Eltham, south east London, November 14, 2011. REUTERS/Luke MacGregorLawrence was 18 when he was killed in an unprovoked racist attack in Eltham, southeast London. Since the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis and subsequent Black Lives Matter protests, allegations of racism in policing in London have once more come into focus. Black people are over nine times more likely to be stopped and searched than white people, according to civil rights group Liberty.
London police halt probe into 1993 murder of Black teenager that exposed racism in ranks
LONDON (Reuters) - London’s Metropolitan Police said on Tuesday they had exhausted all lines of inquiry into the 1993 murder of Black teenager Stephen Lawrence, a case that exposed racism in the force and led to sweeping reforms. Victoria Jones/Pool via Reuters/File PhotoLawrence was 18 when he was killed in an unprovoked racist attack in Eltham, southeast London. After a forensic breakthrough, two of the original suspects, Gary Dobson and David Norris, were tried in 2011 and convicted in 2012. Since the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis and subsequent Black Lives Matter protests, allegations of racism in policing in London have once more come into focus. Black people are over nine times more likely to be stopped and searched than white people, according to civil rights group Liberty.
Trump Attacks Protesting Athletes, Pushes For Football Despite Coronavirus Concerns
President Donald Trump on Tuesday continued his yearslong attack on athletes who kneel during the national anthem to protest racial inequality and police brutality. He urged NFL and college football leagues to play this year despite coronavirus concerns ? so long as players stand for the national anthem. And they have to respect their country.”Trump said it would be a “tragic mistake” for college football leagues to cancel their season because of the pandemic. “They’re very healthy people,” Trump said of college football players. Several prominent college football players have contracted the virus.
Georgia police chief criticized for Facebook post resigns
The Johns Creek City Council approved the agreement with Police Chief Chris Byers on Monday night, the city announced in a statement . ADVERTISEMENTByers wrote on his personal Facebook page that religious leaders had failed to give enough support to police and that the Black Lives Matter movement appears to “glorify” the killings of members of law enforcement. In his Facebook post, Byers said racism was at the “core” of the death of George Floyd. “But I do not support the Black Lives Matter as a movement as it seems to glorify the killing of my brothers and sisters,” he wrote. Major Roland Castro was set to serve as the Interim Police Chief as the city began a search process for the next department leader, officials said.
Bubble rumblings: Player bonding and subtle changes in perspective
And that was made even more apparent when a player took to the floor during the game. On occasions you’d witness a player on the opposing team extend a hand to help the player up and the offering would be ignored while the player on the ground awaited an assist from his teammates. “Man, I’m helping any brother I see on the floor,” one player told Yahoo Sports. If a player has offered to help a player up — from all the games I’ve covered in the bubble — the assistance has been accepted. Pacers bonding through filmThe Indiana Pacers have been holding movie nights that include the entire team and staff.
Hate crime victim arrested at protest won't be prosecuted
Demetria Hester, 46, was booked on suspicion of disorderly conduct and interfering with a police officer during the protest that began Sunday night. The Multnomah County district attorney's office later said Hester would not be prosecuted but offered no further details. Hester's arrest drew a sharp rebuke from national Black Lives Matter activists, who are increasingly focusing on demonstrations in Oregon's largest city. Hester and 15 other people were arrested during Portland's 73rd consecutive nights of protest. Hester, wearing a yellow backpack, is seen standing in the street when an officer in riot gear approaches her and says, “You're under arrest.” Hester does not resist and is led away.
Virginia man who drove through BLM protest: 6 years in jail
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who a prosecutor described as a leader of the Ku Klux Klan and who drove through a Black Lives Matter protest in June was sentenced Monday to six years in jail. Harry H. Rogers, 36, was convicted of six misdemeanors and sentenced to a year in jail for each charge, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. Rogers still faces three felony charges of attempted malicious wounding in connection with the June 7 incident. The felony charges will be heard by a grand jury in September, the newspaper reported. During a hearing the day after the incident, Henrico County Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Taylor said in a statement that based on his social media posts and by his own admission, Rogers was a Klan leader.
Voters will judge Omar’s mix of progressivism and celebrity
By STEVE KARNOWSKI and MOHAMED IBRAHIMMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar is about to learn whether voters in her Minneapolis-area congressional district support the mix of confrontational, anti-Trump progressivism and celebrity that she brings to the job. Antone Melton-Meaux, a Black lawyer and mediator, raised millions of anti-Omar dollars to fill mailboxes and flood airwaves. His “Focused on the Fifth” message has portrayed Omar, a member of “The Squad” of four progressive female lawmakers, as out of touch with the 5th District. Omar rejected Melton-Meaux’s attacks, saying they were funded by interests that wanted to get her out of Congress because she’s effective. “I think just her presence encourages other Muslims and Somalis to run for office and to seek to be represented,” he said.
March on Washington reconfigured to comply with virus rules
Washington — Amid widespread protests and unrest over the police killings of Black Americans, a national commemoration of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington is being reconfigured to comply with coronavirus protocols in the District of Columbia. Bowser, when asked on July 30 about the potential conflict, said government officials had been in contact with march organizers and that Washington would not be relaxing its virus rules for participants. The NAACP, one of several partners in this year's commemoration, last week launched a website for a virtual March on Washington. The site will livestream the Washington march, in addition to other programming leading up to and after the event. The Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of more than 150 Black-led organizations that make up the broader Black Lives Matter movement, will hold its virtual Black National Convention later in the evening.
Georgia police chief criticized for Facebook post resigns
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) — Officials in a city outside of Atlanta have approved a settlement agreement resulting in the resignation of a police chief who was criticized for saying on social media that he doesn’t support the Black Lives Matter movement. The Johns Creek City Council approved the agreement with Police Chief Chris Byers on Monday night, the city announced in a statement. Byers was placed on leave in June while officials began gathering information from residents, police officers and city employees, Johns Creek City Manager Ed Densmore said at the time. Byers wrote on his personal Facebook page that religious leaders had failed to give enough support to police and that the Black Lives Matter movement appears to "glorify" the killings of members of law enforcement.
'He wasn't political': Trump picks Michael Jordan over LeBron James
Donald Trump has waded into the anthem debate as well as the long-running conversation over the merits of LeBron James and Michael Jordan during a call to Clay Travis’ Fox Sports radio show on Tuesday. Jordan and James are often held up as the two greatest players of the modern NBA era, and the president was asked whom he preferred. “Michael Jordan, plus he wasn’t political so people like him better,” Trump said. Michael Jordan condemns George Floyd death and 'ingrained racism' of US Read moreIn the recent ESPN documentary The Last Dance, Jordan insisted the comment was a joke. The president then turned to a familiar topic: whether NFL players should kneel during the national anthem.
Seattle agrees to America’s ‘most comprehensive protection’ for media and legal observers covering protests against police
Seattle authorities have agreed to what campaigners say is the nation’s “most comprehensive protection” for reporters and legal observers covering protests against the actions of police. “It calls out specifically journalists, legal observers and medics, because we saw in previous protests, including on July 25, that the Seattle Police Department (SPD) wantonly targeted journalists, legal observers and medics. Daily coronavirus briefing No hype, just the advice and analysis you need Enter your email address Continue Continue Please enter an email address Email address is invalid Fill out this field Email address is invalid Email already exists. In recent weeks, a number of reporters have have been detained by Seattle police, including a journalist with The Independent. Seattle is is one of a number of cities where protesters have called for defunding of the police force as part of a process of reform.
John Legend interviewed as Variety's Music Mogul of the Year
And John Legend has added yet another accolade to his already esteemed career. Legend also talked about one of the biggest issues facing America regarding policing and criminal justice reform. Of the project, Legend said: 'Part of the album is about resilience — that love can help us power through hard times. 'I do believe that there is more to the Black experience in America than mourning, anger and outrage. He said: 'The reason we have success in ancillary businesses beyond music is because we hire really good people and partner with really good people.
Joe Biden's Vice President announcement could be 'imminent'
'Vice President Biden: don't take that risk. But Trump argued a vice presidential candidate doesn't make a big difference in swaying voters. Like you could pick at George Washington to be you vice president, let's pick up Abraham Lincoln coming back from the dead. They just don't seem to vote for the vice president,' he said. Biden staff said the former vice president was joking.
Facial recognition has been used unlawfully and violated human rights, Court of Appeal rules in landmark case
A British police force violated human rights by unlawfully using facial recognition technology, the Court of Appeal has ruled in a landmark case. Mr Bridges said his human rights had been violated by the “intrusive surveillance tool”, after he was scanned at a protest and while Christmas shopping in Cardiff. The 37-year-old said he was “delighted” with Tuesday’s ruling, adding: “Facial recognition clearly threatens our rights. “This judgment is a major victory in the fight against discriminatory and oppressive facial recognition,” said Megan Goulding, a lawyer at Liberty. “The government is committed to empowering the police to use new technologies like facial recognition safely, within a strict legal framework.”
Georgia police chief criticized for Facebook post resigns
The Johns Creek City Council approved the agreement with Police Chief Chris Byers on Monday night, the city announced in a statement. Byers was placed on leave in June while officials began gathering information from residents, police officers and city employees, Johns Creek City Manager Ed Densmore said at the time. Byers wrote on his personal Facebook page that religious leaders had failed to give enough support to police and that the Black Lives Matter movement appears to "glorify" the killings of members of law enforcement. In his Facebook post, Byers said racism was at the "core” of the death of George Floyd. “But I do not support the Black Lives Matter as a movement as it seems to glorify the killing of my brothers and sisters,” he wrote.
Former Police Officer Brandon Tatum Weighs In On Leaked Bodycam Video Of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter And More
Former police officer Brandon Tatum joined the Daily Caller’s Stephanie Hamill to discuss the leaked police bodycam footage of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement and more. He also slammed celebrities who are donating money to the effort to defund police. (RELATED: ‘A Violent Institution’: These Celebrities Are Funding The ‘Defund The Police’ Movement.) WATCH:The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not reflect the official position of The Daily Caller. NOW CHECK OUT The Daily Caller’s most popular shows:Would You Rather Date A Trump Supporter or MS-13 Gang Member?
Huge WalkAway pro-Trump Rescue America rally in Beverly Hills
Hundreds of demonstrators attended the "Rescue America" rally in Beverly Hills on Saturday afternoon. The group supporting President Donald Trump were carrying "Make America Great Again" signs and American flags as they marched to Beverly Gardens Park. Next week we'll be in Milwaukee and we'll basically be doing 'Rescue America' rallies around the country for now through the end of the year." Singer Joy Villa, who famously stunned many when she wore a pro-Trump dress that said "Make America Great Again" to the 2017 Grammy Awards, was one of the speakers at the "Rescue America" rally. (Content Warning: The following video contains strong language):"We're a movement of people who are walking away from the Democratic party," Straka said.
WATCH: Black Woman Goes Off On White ‘Black Lives Matter’ Supporter At #WalkAway Rally
During the rally, #WalkAway supporter Shameka Michelle, who is black, encountered a white male counter-protester supporting the far-Left “Black Lives Matter” movement. “And as a black woman, I can tell you how important black men are to the black family; without them we are nothing. “You said ‘Black Lives Matter’; what about black lives in the womb? They don’t matter? They don’t matter?
Seattle's First Black Female Police Chief Resigns After Budget Cuts
Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announced Monday evening she is retiring, the same day the city council voted to slash police department funding. The first black woman to serve as police chief in Seattle, Best will step down on Sept. 2. Chief Best says it was a difficult decision for her, but when it's time, it's time. “The first Black woman to hold the position of Chief of Police of the Seattle Police Department has been forced out of her job by the Seattle City Council,” the statement said. “We demand the Seattle City Council stop prioritizing performative action that solely suggests the appearance of change.”Mayor Jenny Durkan will give a press conference at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.
Has America Entered A New Era Of Permanent Civil Unrest?
Well, they got what they wanted, and riots broke out, alongside widespread the looting you just have to see for yourself. Meanwhile, we just witnessed five hours of rioting, looting and violence in Chicago. There was also an exchange of gunfire with the police in the downtown, according to a police spokesman, Tom Ahren. Sadly, what we have experienced so far is just the tip of the iceberg, because much worse civil unrest is still on the horizon. If you are among those that are considering fleeing the major cities, I would encourage you to make your decision quickly.
Seattle Police Chief Resigns After Being Defunded By Democrats
#BREAKINGNEWS: Chief Carmen Best just emailed her resignation notice to Seattle police officers. pic.twitter.com/Y8y7etOXvU — (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) August 11, 2020Best wrote“To the Women and Men of the Seattle Police Department – I wanted to notify you that I will be retiring from the Seattle Police Department, effective September 2nd, 2020. ? BLM once again improving the lives of the Black community. I have had the privilege to be with Chief Carmen Best in so many situations: with her family, at roll calls, in community meetings, and in nearly weekly meetings addressing public safety in Seattle. These last months, I knew Chief Best was the person to lead our city through this challenging time, to reimagine policing and community safety.
NJ college student facing serious disciplinary action for having Trump background on Zoom call
New Jersey student Robert Dailyda is facing harsh disciplinary action simply for using a photo of President Donald Trump as his background during a Zoom video conference last month. After Dailyda used the photo of Trump for a July 1 class, he was criticized by his classmates on a private chat. After removing himself from this chat, Dailyda wrote on Facebook:I have gotten to the point that I have to say something. I have seen it in action in my doctoral classes at Stockton and the general media. “The expression here is clearly protected,” FIRE wrote in a letter to the school.
Hundreds attend pro-Trump rally in Beverly Hills: Urge Californians to ditch Democratic Party
Hundreds of people showed up to attend the “Rescue America” rally in Beverly Hills on Saturday afternoon. Many encouraged Californians to ditch the Democratic Party by holding “#WalkAway” signs. A few liberal counter-protesters were spotted at the rally, with some being from Black Lives Matter. ?? #WalkAway Rally Beverly Hills: ? Red Pill @ShemekaMichelle vs. Basic BLM White Beta ? pic.twitter.com/jYefx98lS5 — Incredibly Diverse Latina O'Crazio CornPop (@jetrotter) August 9, 2020“We’re a movement of people who are walking away from the Democratic party,” Starka explained.
BLM protesters take over liberal neighborhood, awaken residents in middle of the night with homophobic slurs
Black Lives Matter protesters took over the mostly liberal residential neighborhood of Georgetown in Washington D.C. on Saturday night, shouting homophobic slurs as they purposely tried to wake up the residents of the neighborhood. When they went so far as to call one resident a racist, the person replied, “I am a person of color.”8/8/20 DC protests: DC resident asks, “If I don’t agree with you, I am a bad person? They accosted people who were dining outside at restaurants, demanding that they raise their fists to “declare your loyalty” to black lives. As well, the mob’s leader told restaurant workers to kick out customers who don’t align with the tenets of the Black Lives Matter movement. In Dupont, they spoke in front of people dining outside, and asked them to raise their fists to "declare your loyalty" to black lives.
Attorney General Bill Barr exposes Antifa, as New Yorkers flee unrest in the Big Apple
On Sunday, U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr defined the recent civil unrest better than any public figure to date (with the exception of this publication), whose exact terminology he is likely inadvertently employing. Barr described Antifa and Black Lives Matter. And it outrages them.”As to the violent nature of the riots, Barr explained, “You don’t see it on the networks. Elizabeth Carr, one of the Upper West Side’s leading citizens, is packing up and leaving New York City. Does the city want families to stay?”“There was no reason to leave before,” said another born-and-bred Upper West Side mom, who asked for anonymity.
Black Lives Matter mob opens fire on black Wauwatosa policeman, physically assaults him at girlfriend's home after they vandalize it
Black Lives Matter protesters opened fire on a black police officer, shouting “black lives matter” as they shot at him and punched him at his girlfriend’s Wisconsin home on Saturday night. Wauwatosa Officer Joseph Mensah took to Facebook to say that protesters “tried to kill me. I was unarmed and tried to defend my property and the property of my girlfriend. Wauwatosa police confirmed that around 50 to 60 people gathered at the home on Saturday night to protest against Mensah. Proven that I defended myself several times.”In a separate interview, Mensah told WITI that he believes he was suspended to appease the protesters.
Seattle's First Black Female Police Chief Leaves Glimmer of Hope for Cops Amid Anti-Police Onslaught
Seattle’s woke city council effectively pushed out the city’s first black female police chief, Carmen Best, on Monday. Best also announced that her command team will continue to serve the department under the leadership of Deputy Chief Adrian Diaz. In the face of the riots, the city council is bowing to antifa and restraining the forces of law and order. It may be hard to see the light at the end of this tunnel now, but Carmen Best insisted that there is one. Carmen Best, who knows Seattle infinitely far better than I do, may have picked up on the public mood.
Seattle City Council Defunds Police to Get More of That 'Summer of Love' Crime and Chaos
It seems like just yesterday CHOP/CHAZ was Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s “summer of love” utopian dream. But the reality – murders, shootings, rapes, and assaults – were so lit, so enticing, that the far-Left members of the Seattle City Council are thirsting for more! As I reported earlier, the supermajority of the Leftists on the council have voted to begin defunding the police. The Democrats on Seattle City Council have refused to Defund police. A message that was repeated by the Seattle Police Union today was that “Public safety is not a political stance.
Not a Typo: ACLU Calls for Dismantling the Department of Homeland Security
The American Civil Liberties Union announced Monday it is seeking the defunding and dismantling of the entire Department of Homeland Security (DHS), created after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. BREAKING: We’re calling for the dismantling of the Department of Homeland Security. — ACLU (@ACLU) August 10, 2020In an op-ed in USA Today, the civil rights organization calls for ending the agency because … Donald Trump is in office. We can preserve our freedoms and our security better by dismantling DHS and beginning anew. [T]he very premise of a “homeland security” bureaucracy is chilling and ought to be questioned.
By Their Red Stars You’ll Know Them
Bob Avakian, chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party USA (RCPUSA), has endorsed Joe Biden for president. The better-known Communist Party USA (CPUSA) has yet to endorse a presidential candidate, but its website calls for passing the “Heroes Act,” Nancy Pelosi’s $3 trillion Covid-19 relief bill stuffed with leftist provisions. When the Communist Party enthusiastically supports something, it’s time to throw it out and start over. A longtime leftist, she has visited communist Cuba 16 times, according to author and film maker Trevor Loudon. Perhaps he should have sought the endorsement of Revolutionary Communist Party USA leader Bob Avakian.
Oh, Look: The MSM Is Glamorizing Antifa Rioters in Portland
And these are only some of the videos from the last few days:Oregon State Police and @PortlandPolice move antifa rioters back in north Portland tonight. #PortlandRiots #antifa pic.twitter.com/rk6LKXbfDb — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 10, 2020After last night’s arson attack in north Portland, police tonight moved in quickly to clear out #antifa rioters. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/1qiIOLk99j — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 9, 2020Overnight on 8–9 Aug, hundreds of antifa descended on the @PortlandPolice union building again in north Portland. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/bIbYvFqyho — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 8, 2020Overnight on 7–8 Aug., hundreds of #antifa again attacked the Penumbra Kelly police building in SE Portland. At least some of these Antifa rioters admit that they're part of the violent mob.
The Real World Reasserts Itself
Our nation, it was shouted in our faces, is a place where white cops harass, brutalize, assault and kill black Americans regularly and with impunity. the Black Lives Matter demand went out, to be echoed and re-echoed by BLM's amen corner of progressive elites. The pendulum may be swinging back, for this weekend reintroduced us to the old familiar world. If black lives matter, where is Black Lives Matter? Even Portland, Oregon, which has been indulging nightly protests since the killing of George Floyd, seems to be awakening to the real world.
The Mass Shooting in DC That Went Largely Unreported
If there's one problem in America the media love reporting about, it’s mass shootings. One was a D.C. Police officer. It was the single biggest mass shooting in America this year and yet you probably heard nothing about it," the host said. The shooting happened in southeast D.C. early Sunday morning. Discussing the shooting wouldn’t be helpful to Biden’s campaign so they ignored it, Carlson argued.
Insanity Wrap #25: Obama Stiffs Another Publisher, Cuomo Stacks Up Thousands More Stiffs
Insanity Wrap needs to know: What’s the worst thing since Che t-shirts? • Barack Obama takes another publisher to the cleaners• Is karma coming for killer Cuomo? Insanity Wrap doesn’t buy a word of it, and neither should you. Insanity Wrap is impressed: Obama managed to get two organizations to pay him for a book he never wrote. Insanity Wrap misses the weird-but-livable Portland, and we wager it won’t be long before the vast majority of Portlanders do, too.
Seattle Police Chief Resigns After City Approves Plan To Defund Department, Axe 100 Cops
Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best has announced her resignation, effective September 2nd, after the City Council voted to slash spending on the Seattle Police Department by roughly $4 million out of the department's $400 million annual budget - or around 1%. She also says she hasn't been included in any city council discussions regarding budget cuts, according to KING5. #BREAKINGNEWS: Chief Carmen Best just emailed her resignation notice to Seattle police officers. These last months, I knew Chief Best was the person to lead our city through this challenging time, to reimagine policing and community safety. Carmen Best is still devoted to this department and our city.
Portland ‘Moms’ Leader Gets Arrested, Released, Then Taunts Police With a Large Sex Toy
So then they sort of reformed into “Mothers United for Black Lives” with one of the leaders being Demetria Hester. Protesters tell me #Portlandmoms leader Demetria Hester has just been arrested. And other local reporters have failed to identify Hesters by name and as the Moms leader in the inciting videos I posted above. Demetria Hester telling troopers that their wives are cheating on them "with something of that size." Demetria Hester, who was arrested, charged & released yesterday, is back at another unlawful assembly.
Seattle’s First Black Female Police Chief Resigns After Council Caves to BLM, Reporters Note Irony
Deputy Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best briefs reporters near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle, Thursday, April 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)——-Thanks to the Seattle City Council’s Monday vote to cut her salary and gut the police department, Police Chief Carmen Best is resigning, effective September 2nd. In an effort to appease radical “Black Lives Matter” activists, the City Council chose to show their support for diverse black voices by punishing one for expressing her disagreement. — Chris Daniels (@ChrisDaniels5) August 11, 2020Q13 Fox Seattle reporter/political analyst Brandi Kruse:Chief Carmen Best is the first black woman to lead the @SeattlePD. Related –>> Over 200 BLM People March on the Home of the Seattle Police Chief, but the Neighbors Weren’t Having It
‘Silent Majority’ Prevails for Now as Seattle Police Budget Cuts Fall Short of BLM Goals
(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)A lot went down yesterday in Seattle and it’s not going to make the radical leftists happy. #BREAKINGNEWS: Chief Carmen Best just emailed her resignation notice to Seattle police officers. Budget measures approved Monday will trim about $3 million of the department’s $400 million annual budget this year. Seattle has about 1,400 police officers and the reductions fall far short of the 50% cut to the department that many Black Lives Matter protesters were seeking. So although there may be some cuts and they’re completely ridiculous, the people appear to have helped head off the true disaster of a 50% cut.
Seattle police chief to resign after vote to cut $4 million in budget, 100 officers
Carmen Best, Seattle's first Black police chief, announced she is stepping down Monday after a city council vote approved cutting the budget by nearly $4 million and reducing the department by as many as 100 officers. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, who picked Best to lead the department in 2018, appointed Deputy Chief Adrian Diaz as the interim chief, KING-TV reported. I look forward to seeing how this department moves forward through the process of re-envisioning public safety. The measures would cut less than $4 million of the department’s more than $400 million annual budget this year and reduce the department's 1,400 police force by 100 through layoffs and attrition. “A budget that does not meet basic social needs and that continues to throw money at a racist, violent institution is a failed budget."
Pro-cop groups sue Mayor de Blasio for denying Blue Lives Matter mural
A pair of pro-cop groups are suing Mayor Bill de Blasio after being denied a Blue Lives Matter mural akin to the one Black Lives Matter had splashed across Fifth Avenue, The Post has learned. “The ‘Black Lives Matter’ message is highly political and is generally understood by the public to be and support a general anti-police message, include some extreme measures as [defunding] the police and ending police activity,” the suit reads. “Certain politicians have gotten away from equality and fairness for all and have given the privilege to certain groups,” he added. The two groups penned a letter to Hizzoner last month requesting the pro-cop mural near NYPD headquarters in downtown Manhattan. But de Blasio refused, declaring in late July that Black Lives Matter “transcends any notion of politics … This is about something much bigger than any one group.”City Hall did not immediately respond for comment.
Opinion | How not to assure the nation that you are a good attorney general
Over the weekend, the attorney general gave a wide-ranging interview to right-wing provocateur Mark Levin in which he attacked Democrats, Black Lives Matter and the media in tones of emotional, almost bizarre partisanship. Mr. Barr described Democrats as power-mad agents of a “revolutionary party that believes in tearing down the system.” “They’re not interested in compromise. They’re interested in total victory,” he said. The attorney general attacked the “partisan press” for warping the debate. “But many of them are just cowards.” These are not the words of someone aspiring to be an attorney general for the nation as a whole.
Seattle Christians confronted by knife-wielding protesters yelling obscenities at Black pastors: leader
Hundreds of Christians in Seattle turned out Monday in the area formerly dubbed Capitol Hill Organized Protest, or CHOP, and were confronted by “violent protesters” who flashed knives, shouted obscenities at local Black pastors and hailed Satan, according to worship leader and political activist Sean Feucht. “The worshippers in Seattle are the most courageous and bold in America!!!! PORTLAND SEES THOUSANDS WORSHIP AMID CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS HOURS BEFORE RIOTS, FIRE AT POLICE UNION“Violent protestors showed up flashing knives! We had an entire satanic cult march through the worshippers the entire time yelling 'Hail Satan!' Several other photos shared by Feucht showed crowds, including children smiling with their arms up or bowing their heads in prayer.
Arrest of Activist in Portland Galvanizes Black Lives Matter
(PORTLAND, Ore.) — The arrest during a Portland, Oregon protest of a Black woman who became a leading activist in the racial justice movement after she was assaulted by a white supremacist three years ago has galvanized local and national Black Lives Matter groups. One officer suffered an arm injury in a scuffle for which she was treated and released from a hospital, Portland police said in a statement. Hester’s arrest drew a sharp rebuke from national Black Lives Matter activists, who are increasingly focusing on demonstrations in Oregon’s largest city. Civil rights groups in Portland and members of the international Black Lives Matter organization, who traveled to Portland, decried Hester’s arrest and said the city was at the center of the racial justice protest movement. “The struggle here in Portland has become almost ground zero because what we’ve seen under this administration is the kind of flexing that we haven’t really seen in our generation, ever,” said Janaya Khan, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto.
Democratic outside groups booking more than $10 million in new August Senate TV ads
SEE NEW POSTSDemocratic outside groups booking more than $10 million in new August Senate TV ads WASHINGTON — Outside groups linked to Senate Democratic leadership are upping the ante in the race for the Senate majority, injecting another $10.3 million into key states. And they come after the top GOP-aligned Senate super PAC, Senate Leadership Fund, announced last week it would start running ads in August too. The nonprofit Duty and Honor is adding $3 million in TV spending to Maine, $1.5 million in North Carolina, $1.7 million in Montana and $1.4 million in Georgia. This reserve positions us well for the fall battle and it won’t be our last.” The new ad campaign was first reported by POLITICO. President Trump has pushed hard for schools to hold in-person classes in the fall, despite the recent spike in coronavirus cases and deaths.
Seattle police chief to resign following budget cuts
SEATTLE — Seattle's police chief says she is stepping down, a move made public the same day the City Council approved reducing the department by as many as 100 officers through layoffs and attrition. I look forward to seeing how this department moves forward through the process of re-envisioning public safety. Measures that would cut less than $4 million of the department’s $400 million annual budget this year passed out of committee unanimously last week. The City Council also cut Best’s roughly $285,000 annual salary and the pay of other top police leaders, although the final cuts to Best's salary were significantly more modest than those approved last week. Durkan has proposed cutting about $20 million from the police budget this year largely because of reduced revenues amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
US adversaries highlight unrest to undercut criticism
“To the American people, the world has ... heard your outcry over this state oppression,” Abbas Mousavi told reporters in Tehran. So too have Washington’s adversaries in Iran and elsewhere. That’s particularly valuable to Iran, which has violently put down recent nationwide economic demonstrations by killing hundreds, arresting thousands and disrupting internet access. Russia said the United States had systemic human rights problems, criticism that followed a pattern dating to the Cold War. In Perth, Australia, the hundreds of demonstrators who peacefully protested Floyd’s death also sought to highlight injustices against indigenous Australians.
UFC star Adesanya joins George Floyd protest in New Zealand
Demonstrators hold placards during a march in central Auckland, New Zealand, Monday, June 1, 2020, to protest the death of United States' George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. (Dean Purcell/New Zealand Herald via AP)Demonstrators hold placards during a march in central Auckland, New Zealand, Monday, June 1, 2020, to protest the death of United States' George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. (Dean Purcell/New Zealand Herald via AP)WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has joined a growing group of prominent sports stars condemning the killing of George Floyd in the United States last week. Three times already I’ve had to have racist, scared white people jump when they see me and I smile at them,” he said. Adesanya won the UFC world middleweight title at UFC 245 in October last year and defended his title for the first time in March.
P&G extends Olympic sponsorship, focusing on equality drive
FILE - In this March 30, 2020, file photo, a man jogs past the Olympic rings in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)FILE - In this March 30, 2020, file photo, a man jogs past the Olympic rings in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)LONDON (AP) — Procter & Gamble will use its Olympic and Paralympic sponsorship to campaign for racial equality after extending its backing of the games through 2028. Gestures such as taking a knee or raising a fist on a medal podium remain prohibited by the International Olympic Committee. “That’s a big discussion the IOC is now having with the athletes, which I think is quite appropriate,” Pritchard said.
March on Washington reconfigured to comply with virus rules
In late July, with local infection numbers rising, Bowser ordered that anyone traveling or returning to Washington from a virus hot spot must self-quarantine for 14 days. ADVERTISEMENTBowser, when asked on July 30 about the potential conflict, said government officials had been in contact with march organizers and that Washington would not be relaxing its virus rules for participants. The NAACP, one of several partners in this year’s commemoration, last week launched a website for a virtual March on Washington . The site will livestream the Washington march, in addition to other programming leading up to and after the event. The Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of more than 150 Black-led organizations that make up the broader Black Lives Matter movement, will hold its virtual Black National Convention later in the evening.
Donald Trump on NFL: 'If they don't stand for the national anthem, I hope they don't open'
‘I hope they don’t open’“If they don’t stand for the national anthem, I hope they don’t open,” Trump said. While he hasn’t spoken to any owners about players kneeling during the national anthem, he said “they know my feelings very well, they’ve been expressed.”President Donald Trump hopes the NFL doesn't start its season if players choose to kneel during the national anthem. It’s unknown what NFL players might do individually during their first week and thereafter, or if the Players Coalition will get involved. If any NFL players do decide to kneel during the anthem, Trump made his feelings very clear. If they don’t stand for their flag and stand strongly, I’d be very happy if they didn’t open.”More from Yahoo Sports:
Rep. Omar up against surprisingly well-funded challenger in Democratic primary
MINNEAPOLIS — Rep. Ilhan Omar is about to learn whether voters in her Minneapolis-area congressional district support the mix of confrontational, anti-Trump progressivism and celebrity that she brings to the job. Omar, the first Somali American and one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, is facing a surprisingly well-funded challenger in Minnesota’s Democratic primaries on Tuesday. Antone Melton-Meaux, a Black lawyer and mediator, raised millions of anti-Omar dollars to fill mailboxes and flood airwaves. Omar rejected Melton-Meaux’s attacks, saying they were funded by interests that wanted to get her out of Congress because she’s effective. Democratic Sen. Tina Smith and Republican challenger Jason Lewis were expected to easily win their primaries in the only statewide races on the ballot.
For ‘The Morning Show,’ Mark Duplass just acts like he’s a producer
Running back and forth between sound stages, Duplass directed a “Room 104" episode featuring himself as hair-past-his-shoulders, beer-swigging rock musician Graham Husker. “We gave Graham dirty fingernails and everything,” Duplass says with a laugh. “I watched Reese Witherspoon in ‘Man on the Moon’ when I was 15, and I’ve seen her in everything since,” Duplass says. “Chip usually doesn’t let his emotions get the best of him but Alex is his Achilles’ heel,” Duplass says. Advertisement“At the beginning of his journey, Chip assumes that if he’s generally respectful to the women on set and not sleeping with any of them himself, then he’s on the right side of the story,” Duplass says.
Arizona police group will meet with Mike Pence Tuesday
Vice President Mike Pence will arrive Tuesday in Phoenix, in part to accept an endorsement on behalf of President Donald Trump from the Arizona Police Association. The association has 12,000 members and represents 47 police unions across the state, including the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, Maricopa County Law Enforcement Association and Tucson Police Officer Association. "These radical policies will place the lives of law enforcement officers at greater risk and make our neighborhoods less safe," the letter states. He has said that police departments should be funded to help mend relationships between law enforcement and communities that feel they have been overpoliced. The association endorsed Republican nominee for Maricopa County sheriff Jerry Sheridan in the primary election.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's holiday with George Clooney
And apparently it wasn't the first time the Hollywood power couple had hosted Prince Harry and the former Suits actress. After the ceremony Prince Harry quietly slipped into room 1884 – where the Queen often receives her most important visitors – to see his wife. Stood behind the prince and his wife were William and Kate, with the duchess holding Prince Louis, and Harry and Meghan. The bombshell biography suggests Meghan dropped a huge hint she and Prince Harry were 'already engaged' at the event in Toronto. They write: 'Prince Harry and Meghan had done everything they could to make sure it was baby-friendly.
Trump: Biden Is Insulting Men Everywhere by Picking Woman as Running Mate
President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday morning that, in pledging to pick a woman as his running mate, Joe Biden has offended men everywhere. Trump made his comments in a simpering interview with Fox Sports personality and OutKick founder Clay Travis. Some people would say that men are insulted by that, and some people would say it’s fine. “I will say this, people don’t vote for the vice.... You know, this is history, this isn’t necessarily me, this is history because we have a great vice president,” said Trump. Asked for his thoughts on the NFL reopening soon, Trump responded: “If they don’t stand for the national anthem, I hope they don’t open.
Man shot while filming shooting at Ohio basketball court
Disturbing viral video shows a man carrying a high-powered rifle stalking basketball players on an Ohio court — before the man filming it is injured after more than a dozen shots rang out. Amid screams as they start fleeing, the video caught a brief glimpse of a shirtless man marching just outside the court’s edge — brandishing what looks like an AR-style rifle. Help me, bro — I got shot!” he screamed. He was the only person hit in the shooting, police told the outlet. “We deserve safe parks & recreation free from violence.”“I’m praying for the young man that was shot in the video& hope for a speedy full recovery.
'Bachelorette’ alum Mike Johnson slams franchise for lack of diversity: ‘It’s atrocious’
“Bachelorette” alum Mike Johnson isn’t happy with the “Bachelor” producers' timing for announcing Matt James as the first Black “Bachelor” and the potential of Tayshia Adams to be the second Black “Bachelorette.”The reality TV star slammed the series for its lack of diversity in a new interview. He also criticized the fact that it took several petitions and Rachel Lindsay, the series’ first Black “Bachelorette” lead, threatening to quit for change to occur in casting. “It’s atrocious,” Johnson, 32, said to Variety in regards to the years without a diverse lead. “We were all talking about Clare [Crawley] being ‘The Bachelorette,’ and before her season had even aired, we bring on a different Bachelor? “It’s not about the person in the role, but it’s about the timing of the role being announced.
DC police has surveillance video of Secret Service shooting: sources
Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police have surveillance video of Monday's shooting near the White House, Fox News has learned, but it is unclear, at this point, whether that footage will be released. Sources told Fox News Monday that the DC MPD has surveillance video of the shooting that took place Monday evening. TRUMP ABRUPTLY ESCORTED OUT OF WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING, RETURNS SAYING THERE WAS A 'SHOOTING' OUTSIDEThe Secret Service provided details of the shooting in a tweet late Monday. The Secret Service said in a tweet that a male subject and a USSS officer were both transported to a local hospital. "At this point, the Metropolitan Police Department is in a supporting role while the United States Secret Service."
Meet ‘Black Is King’s’ floral designer. How Maurice Harris uses flowers for justice
The frenzied digging eventually became a garden, where Harris is growing herbs, berries, black watermelon, plenty of flowers, trees and vegetables. (Black, “because Black lives matter,” he added.) AdvertisementMoses thought back to when Harris wanted to join his school’s color guard team, typically seen as a girls-only activity. “So in true Maurice fashion, Maurice found a way to be great in a form that allowed him to express his art. Although Harris wanted to keep his business a bit mysterious, he found that potential clients wanted a website where they could see his arrangements.
Defund the LAPD? At this pace, it would take 20 years to hit Black Lives Matter’s goal
Yet even with those reductions, LAPD spending will remain at roughly $3 billion, about the same as last year. But they did so only after Garcetti’s spending plan, which increased the department budget by 7%, went into effect. They also criticized protesters for focusing on unrestricted revenue, noting that those funds represent only half of overall city spending. Demonstrators with Black Lives Matter protested outside Los Angeles Police Department headquarters in May. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)Akili, an organizer with Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles who goes by a single name, took the opposite view, calling the police hiring initiative a big mistake.
The ‘invisible primary’ to be Rhode Island’s next governor has begun. Who’s out front?
ICYMI: Rhode Island was up to 19,934 confirmed coronavirus cases on Monday, after adding 196 new cases over the weekend. THE GLOBE IN RHODE ISLAND? Black Lives Matter Rhode Island plans to protest in Barrington at 1 p.m. today, calling for hate crime charges to be filed against a white man heard on video yelling racial slurs at his neighbor during a property line dispute. “We are going to make our voices heard,” said Mark Fisher, senior director of Black Lives Matter Rhode Island. But groups such as Common Cause Rhode Island and the Rhode Island ACLU blasted the GOP argument, saying no one should have to choose between their health and their right to vote. The biggest months in Rhode Island were March, June, and July, respectively, driven by fears of COVID-19 and civil unrest.
Activist's arrest in Portland galvanizes Black Lives Matter
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The arrest during a Portland, Oregon protest of a Black woman who became a leading activist in the racial justice movement after she was assaulted by a white supremacist three years ago has galvanized local and national Black Lives Matter groups. Demonstrators took to the streets again Monday night and police broke up a protest outside a police precinct substation after they said protesters shined strobe lights at officers and hurled eggs and water bottles at them. Nine people were arrested when clashes broke out at the protest that lasted into early Tuesday morning, with some protesters throwing rocks and golf balls in the mayhem. One officer suffered an arm injury in a scuffle for which she was treated and released from a hospital, Portland police said in a statement. Portland has endured more than two months of often violent, nightly protests since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, including weeks of clashes between protesters and federal agents dispatched to the city by President Donald Trump in to protect a federal courthouse that was a focus of the demonstrators.
Radical Left Welcomes Liberals' Failure on Cities
Our nation, it was shouted in our faces, is a place where white cops harass, brutalize, assault and kill Black Americans regularly and with impunity. the Black Lives Matter demand went out, to be echoed and re-echoed by BLM's amen corner of progressive elites. A disproportionate number of the dead and wounded are Black Americans, and a disproportionate number of the shooters and killers are Black men. If black lives matter, where is Black Lives Matter? Rarely in these stories of shootings and killings does one read that the dead were the victims of rogue cops or white supremacists.
Seattle Police Chief Quits After Department Cuts
Seattle's police chief says she is stepping down, a move made public the same day the City Council approved reducing the department by as many as 100 officers through layoffs and attrition. Carmen Best, the city’s first Black police chief, said in a letter to the department that her retirement will be effective Sept. 2 and the mayor has appointed Deputy Chief Adrian Diaz as the interim chief, KING-TV reported Monday. “You truly are the best police department in the country, and please trust me when I say, the vast majority of people in Seattle support you and appreciate you. I look forward to seeing how this department moves forward through the process of re-envisioning public safety. The City Council also cut Best’s roughly $285,000 annual salary and the pay of other top police leaders, although the final cuts to Best's salary were significantly more modest than those approved last week.
The Real World Reasserts Itself - Taki's Magazine
“Defund the police!” the Black Lives Matter demand went out, to be echoed and re-echoed by BLM’s amen corner of progressive elites. A disproportionate number of the dead and wounded are Black Americans, and a disproportionate number of the shooters and killers are Black men. If black lives matter, where is Black Lives Matter? “If black lives matter, where is Black Lives Matter?”Rarely in these stories of shootings and killings does one read that the dead were the victims of rogue cops or white supremacists. Even Portland, Oregon, which has been indulging nightly protests since the killing of George Floyd, seems to be awakening to the real world.
Seattle City Council Approves Nearly $4 Million in Cuts to Police Department
(David Ryder/Getty Images)Seattle City Council Approves Nearly $4 Million in Cuts to Police DepartmentThe Seattle City Council on Monday approved nearly $4 million in cuts to the city’s police department, a precursor to plans for larger cuts in next year’s budget. Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant speaks as demonstrators hold a rally outside of the Seattle Police Department’s abandoned East Precinct, in Seattle on June 8, 2020. The Los Angeles’ City Council last month approved cutting $150 million to the LAPD. The New York City City Council around the same time slashed some $1 billion from the city’s police agency. And the Portland City Council in June approved cutting at least $15 million from the city’s police bureau.
Rioters Launch Ball Bearings, Golf Balls, Rocks at Officers in Portland
During the clashes, rioters launched ball bearings, golf balls, rocks, and potatoes at the police. A ball bearing (L) and a golf ball were among the objects hurled at police officers by rioters during unrest in Portland, Ore., overnight Aug. 10, 2020. (Portland Police Bureau)An Oregon State Trooper watches the crowd from behind a concrete wall near the Portland Police Bureau’s North Precinct in Portland, Ore., on Aug. 11, 2020. (Nathan Howard/Getty Images)“The officer’s face shield protected him from what would have likely been a very serious injury,” the bureau said in an incident summary. Portland residents hold signs as demonstrators move by their home during unrest in Portland, Ore., on Aug. 10, 2020.
Black Lives Matter Denounces Arrests of Looters, Calls for Abolishing the Police
(Scott Olson/Getty Images)Black Lives Matter Denounces Arrests of Looters, Calls for Abolishing the PoliceA Black Lives Matter rally in Chicago on Monday denounced Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the police for cracking down on some of the hundreds of people who looted the city over the weekend, while calling for abolishing the police. Where’s the [expletive] bodycam?” a Black Lives Matter protester told a crowd next to a police station in the South Loop neighborhood in footage published by the movement’s Chicago chapter. (Joshua Lott/Getty Images)In a written statement, Black Lives Matter Chicago said many people have lost their jobs in recent months, including many minorities. Police officers detain a man who was found inside of a Best Buy store in Chicago on Aug. 10, 2020. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)“You cannot reform what has always, always been rotten,” she also said, claiming the “very foundation” of the police is “violence and racism.”In an advertisement for the event, Black Lives Matter Chicago said they are demanding “community control” of the police department.
Amazon, Google join pledge to hire minority New Yorkers
Leaders of Amazon, Google, JPMorgan Chase and two dozen other giant companies have pledged to hire 100,000 New Yorkers from disadvantaged backgrounds by 2030. The 27 corporate titans formed the New York Jobs CEO Council to create paths to in-demand jobs for low-income, black, Latino and Asian workers, including 25,000 CUNY students, according to a news release. The coalition announced Tuesday includes firms from a wide range of industries that will partner with colleges and nonprofits to connect those New Yorkers with training, apprenticeships and entry-level positions. The council’s hiring pledge comes amid the coronavirus pandemic that has hit black and Hispanic New Yorkers disproportionately hard and caused a nationwide economic downturn that has put millions of people out of work. Several members of the council — including Dimon, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Google’s Sundar Pichai — have expressed support for the Black Lives Matter movement in recent months.
Seattle police chief to resign following department cuts
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s police chief says she is stepping down, a move made public the same day the City Council approved reducing the department by as many as 100 officers through layoffs and attrition. “I am confident the department will make it through these difficult times,” Best said in the letter. “You truly are the best police department in the country, and please trust me when I say, the vast majority of people in Seattle support you and appreciate you. … I look forward to seeing how this department moves forward through the process of re-envisioning public safety. The City Council also cut Best’s roughly $285,000 annual salary and the pay of other top police leaders, although the final cuts to Best’s salary were significantly more modest than those approved last week.
Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announces retirement hours after city cuts police budget
Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announced Tuesday that she will step down, hours after the city council’s vote to cut the police budget under pressure from Black Lives Matter activists, despite ongoing protest activity that has strained the department’s resources. In a statement, she said her retirement from the force after 28 years would be effective Sept. 2. “This was a difficult decision for me, but when it’s time, it’s time,” said Chief Best in her statement. Good for you, Chief Best. “Total initial cuts to SPD’s budget during the summer session are a down-payment for future potential reductions to the SPD budget,” said the council in a statement.
Have Conservatives Gone Dark?
Judging from the results of recent political polls, one could argue that a significant percentage of conservative voters and perhaps even moderates have gone dark. If you look at the 2020 polls over roughly the same time period, Biden is ahead by an average of 9.8 points. The most compelling case that conservatives have gone dark is a recent Cato Institute poll, which found that 62% of Americans overall are afraid to express their political views. Less than half of liberals are afraid to express their political views, while over three quarters of conservatives fear doing so. With fewer pro-Trump conservatives willing to participate in the polls, pollsters may be sampling a fractionally larger number of anti-Trump moderates and conservatives.
The Mainstream Media Is at the Point of No Return
Damningly, 78% feel that this bias is reflected in the spread of fake news which “is a major” problem” that exceeds all other in the mainstream media environment. How did the mainstream media sink to this abysmal level of distrust and disdain? After the election, the anger and single-minded determination of the mainstream media to seek revenge and prove they could still remove or destroy a President was palpable. The mainstream media, in their determination to exploit Donald Trump’s notoriety and subsequent quixotic quest to destroy him, has achieved an unprecedented negative trifecta. Due to an insatiable need for ratings, the mainstream media was a major in-kind contributor to someone they loathed winning the presidency.
Trump haters realize that there are things worse than Trump
Don’s starting point is that, subject to a vanishingly small number of exceptions, those people who supported Trump in 2016 still support him. In an op-ed for CNN that must have terrified Democrats, Rich Thau, who runs the Swing Voter Project, wrote about the normal, fairly apolitical, people who benefitted from the Trump boom. The majority of these swing voters, he said, want Trump:[E]ach month for the past 17 months, I’ve had a unique window into the Americans largely responsible for giving the president his slim Electoral College victory: so-called “Obama-Trump” swing voters across the upper Midwest. Our Swing Voter Project has uncovered that many of these people, who live in places such as Canton, Ohio; Davenport, Iowa; Erie, Pennsylvania; and Macomb County, Michigan, prefer Trump over Biden. The last group of probable Trump voters consists of conservatives who despise Trump almost as much as Democrats do.
Trump’s approval rate among black likely voters hits 36% in Rasmussen poll
JULY 2020 - FULL MONTH JOB APPROVAL SUMMARYNational Likely Voter (LV) Job Approval of @POTUS - 47%Men LV App - 49%Women LV App - 44%GOP LV App - 79%Dem LV App - 23%Ind LV App - 41%White LV App - 48%Black Total LV App - 36% ! McKay points out that…15 percent ….is the percentage of the black vote Richard Nixon was able to pull in the 1968 election. Wallace, obviously, didn’t appeal too much to black voters. Nixon’s appeal to black voters talked about black-owned businesses, black home ownership, better schools in black neighborhoods, and, most of all, a law-and-order message blaming bad Democrat governance for the lawlessness on the streets in black neighborhoods. (snip) Who makes up this “Black Silent Minority?” Black business owners, black homeowners, black gun owners, black church-goers, black families with children attending charter or religious school.
Activist’s arrest in Portland galvanizes Black Lives Matter
The arrest during a protest in Portland, Oregon, of a Black woman who became a leading activist in the racial justice movement after she was assaulted by a white supremacist three years ago has galvanized local and national Black Lives Matter groupsActivist’s arrest in Portland galvanizes Black Lives MatterBy GILLIAN FLACCUSAssociated PressThe Associated PressPORTLAND, Ore.PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The arrest during a Portland, Oregon protest of a Black woman who became a leading activist in the racial justice movement after she was assaulted by a white supremacist three years ago has galvanized local and national Black Lives Matter groups. Portland has endured more than two months of often violent, nightly protests since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis. Hester’s arrest drew a sharp rebuke from national Black Lives Matter activists, who are increasingly focusing on demonstrations in Oregon’s largest city. Civil rights groups in Portland and members of the international Black Lives Matter organization, who traveled to Portland, decried Hester’s arrest and said the city was at the center of the racial justice protest movement. “The struggle here in Portland has become almost ground zero because what we’ve seen under this administration is the kind of flexing that we haven’t really seen in our generation, ever,” said Janaya Khan, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto.
FNC’s Carlson on Unrest in U.S. Cities: ‘We Are About to See One of the Great Demographic Shifts in American History’
Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson criticized the way some of the civil unrest was being handled by the mayors of several major U.S. cities. Carlson predicted that ultimately people would flee those cities, which would result in one of the largest demographic shifts in American history. CNN didn’t book a procession of weepy teenage gun control activists or extended Town Hall meeting. As far as we can tell, neither CNN nor MSNBC even mentioned it today. We are about to see one of the great demographic shifts in American history.
Donald Trump: The Way NBA Bows to China Is a ‘Disgrace’
President Donald Trump on Tuesday said it was a disgrace the NBA continued to cater to China despite their known human rights abuses. “The way they cater to China, the way they bow to China, it’s a disgrace, frankly and they make a lot more money here than they do from China,” Trump said about the organization. The president commented on the NBA during an interview with Fox Sports Radio host Clay Travis on Tuesday morning. He also criticized NBA players that frequently protested and voiced opposition to the United States. “There’s a nastiness about the NBA, the way it was done too, so I think the NBA is in trouble,” he said.
Shakedown: BLM Demands Protection Fees from Louisville Business
Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters issued “social justice” and “black liberation” demands regarding “diversity” to a restaurant owner in Louisville, KY, including a directive for “donations” to organizations run by non-whites. Listed demands from a BLM affiliate in Louisville include racial quotas for staff and ownership of business suppliers, donations to organizations run by non-whites, and adjustment to dress codes. Fernando Martinez, the owner of La Bodeguita de Mima, a restaurant serving Cuban cuisine, described Black Lives Matter’s demands as a Mafia-style shakedown. pic.twitter.com/od87L2Js5l — Chris Turner (@ChrisTurnerWDRB) July 24, 2020Black Lives Matter Louisville markets “anti-racism training” on its verified Facebook page produced in partnership with MoveOn.org and other left-wing and partisan Democrat organizations. An “activist” affiliated with Black Lives Matter denied that his organization’s demands amounted to a threat.
Spurs’ Gregg Popovich: Hispanics Are Also Victims of Systemic Racism
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has been an active supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement. Though, that doesn’t mean he’s not paying attention to other groups as well. During a Zoom session with reporters, Popovich said that Hispanics have also been the victims of systemic racism. “Black and brown people are the two major groups that suffered these injustices,” Popovich said. “When I hear a cop car, when I hear the noise, I get nervous because, ‘Damn, I don’t want to get a ticket,’” the coach said.
Seattle City Council Approves Plan to Defund Police, Layoff 100 Cops
Measures that would cut less than $4 million of the department’s $400 million annual budget this year passed out of committee unanimously last week. On Monday, only council member Kshama Sawant voted against the budget package, saying it does not do enough to defund the police. Several council members on Monday said the changes were a starting point in a long process to reimagine policing and public safety. The council plan also takes officers off a team that removes homeless camps. Mayor Jenny Durkan and Best had urged the council to slow down its discussions about police budgets, saying the issue could be taken up in earnest when the 2021 city budget is considered.
Nolte: WaPo Falsely Declares Portland 'Calm' After Trump Pulls Feds
The far-left Washington Post attempted to blame President Donald Trump for the riots in Portland by falsely declaring the Democrat-run city “calm” after federal law enforcement retreated from the city. “Calm returns to Portland as federal agents withdraw,” WaPo tweeted on August 1. Trump had sent federal law enforcement into the embattled city to protect federal property, something the Portland’s feckless Democrat mayor either could not or simply would not do. Trump agreed to withdraw the additional law enforcement after the mayor agreed to protect federal property. The Post responded to this explosion of violence by doubling down with a story about how chic and cool Portland’s terrorists are.