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Please note that news, news articles, and current events can also be discussed on /pol/; however /news/ is exclusively for recent news articles, and not general discussions of politics, social phenomenon, or world events. A majority of Americans, 54 percent, believe that burning down a Minneapolis police precinct building following the death of George Floyd was justified, according to a new poll.
The survey, which was conducted by Monmouth University, surveyed 807 U.S. adults from May 28 to June 1. It asked respondents if they thought the actions taken by protesters, including the burning of the precinct building, was fully justified, partially justified or not at all justified.
According to the poll, 17 percent said the actions were fully justified and 37 percent said partially justified, for a total of 54 percent. In comparison, 38 percent said that the action was not at all justified. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
The poll's findings come as demonstrations have continued for days across the country in opposition to police brutality against black Americans. On May 28, protesters burned down the Minneapolis Third Precinct building, where the four officers who were involved in Floyd's arrest worked.
On May 25, the four officers arrived at a local Cup Foods store responding to a call that someone was using a counterfeit bill. The officers put Floyd into handcuffs, and then one of them, Derek Chauvin, knelt on Floyd's neck while the three others either held him or watched. In a number of videos of the arrest, the African American man can be heard repeatedly saying that he could not breathe, and he soon lost consciousness and died.
Shortly after the incident, protesters gathered around the Third Precinct, and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey ordered police to abandon the building. Protesters then stormed the building, damaging it and eventually setting it on fire.
https://www.newsweek.com/54-americans-think-burning-down-minneapolis-police-precinct-was-justified-after-george-floyds-1508452 Tributes have poured in following the death of David Dorn, a 77-year-old black man and a retired police captain, who was shot and killed Tuesday by looters in St. Louis.
“He was a kind man, he was a great man, he is a missed man,” Diane Davis, who brought flowers to a memorial for Dorn, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
A sign at the memorial outside the shop where Dorn was killed read: “Y’all killed a black man because ‘they’ killed a black man??? Rest in peace.”
Dorn retired from the city police department in 2007 after nearly 40 years on the job, serving as the longtime deputy commander of the Bureau of Patrol Support, which oversees traffic and mounted patrols, commercial vehicles, and the tactical unit, the Post-Dispatch reported.
Dorn was a personal friend of the owner of a pawnshop that was being vandalized, his wife said. Dorn would frequently check on the shop whenever a safety alarm would go off.
Last week, an African American security guard at a federal building in Oakland was also shot and killed during rioting in the city. In Las Vegas, a black police officer remains on life support after being shot in the back of the head during civil unrest there.
The US unemployment rate surprisingly fell to 13.3% in May, as the economy gained 2.5 million jobs. https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/06/james-mattis-denounces-trump-protests-militarization/612640/
James Mattis Denounces President Trump, Describes Him as a Threat to the Constitution
In an extraordinary condemnation, the former defense secretary backs protesters and says the president is trying to turn Americans against one another. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/06/01/mariann-edgar-budde-slams-trump-church-visit-after-george-floyd-protesters-tear-gassed/5313842002/
WASHINGTON — The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington condemned President Donald Trump on Monday for his visit to St. John's Episcopal Church near the White House after law enforcement officers used tear gas to clear protesters from the area.
"Let me be clear: The president just used a Bible, the most sacred text of the Judeo-Christian tradition, and one of the churches of my diocese without permission as a backdrop for a message antithetical to the teachings of Jesus and everything that our churches stand for," Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde told CNN.
"And to do so... he sanctioned the use of tear gas by police officers in riot gear to clear the church yard. I am outraged," Budde said.
Budde is the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese Washington, overseeing more than 80 Episcopal congregations, including St. John's. She is the first woman to serve in her position.
Trump had just delivered an address from the Rose Garden Monday evening, pledging to be a "law and order" president and calling himself an ally to peaceful protesters. As he spoke, officers used tear gas canisters, rubber bullets and shields to force hundreds of protesters out of Lafayette Park by the White House. They had been peacefully demonstrating for several hours, demanding justice for George Floyd, who died while in police custody after a Minneapolis officer pinned Floyd's neck down with his knee. Finally some real good news for everyone
RICHMOND, Va. — Protesters demonstrating against the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed his knee on his neck, targeted Confederate monuments in multiple cities.
As tense protests swelled across the country Saturday into Sunday morning, monuments in Virginia, the Carolinas and Mississippi were defaced. The presence of Confederate monuments across the South — and elsewhere in the United States — has been challenged for years, and some of the monuments targeted were already under consideration for removal.
The words “spiritual genocide,” along with red handprints, were painted on the sides of a Confederate monument on the University of Mississippi campus Saturday, The Oxford Eagle reported. One person was arrested at the scene.
Ole Miss administrators, student leaders and faculty leaders have recommended moving the statue — installed in 1906 and a rallying point in 1962 for people who rioted to oppose the university’s court-ordered integration — from a central spot to a Civil War cemetery that’s in a more secluded location on campus, but the state College Board has delayed action.
Critics have said its display near the university’s main administrative building sends a signal that Ole Miss glorifies the Confederacy and glosses over the South’s history of slavery.
In Charleston, South Carolina, protesters defaced a Confederate statue near The Battery, a historic area on the coastal city’s southern tip. The base of the Confederate Defenders statue, erected in 1932, was spray-painted, including with the words “BLM” and “traitors,” news outlets reported. It was later covered with tarp, photos show. U.S. Park Police said Wednesday they are investigating two officers who allegedly attacked Australian reporters during Monday night’s protest near the White House.
“As is consistent with our established practices and procedures, two U.S. Park Police officers have been assigned to administrative duties, while an investigation takes place regarding the incident with the Australian Press,” the park police tweeted Wednesday.
Video shows Network Seven cameraman Tim Myers was hit with a riot shield and punched in the face by a police officer during the protest. Another officer was also seen swinging a truncheon at the network’s reporter Amelia Brace, according to footage of the incident reported by ABC7-WJLA.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday called for an investigation into the incident, which took place as law enforcement forcibly removed protesters from Lafayette Square near the White House before President Trump walked through the area to the historic St. John’s Church where he took a photo with his staff.
Protests have broken out in D.C. and across the country sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody last week.
https://thehill.com/homenews/news/501039-park-police-investigating-officers-involved-in-attack-on-australian-reporters Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus. It repeatedly thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genetic map of the virus “immediately,” and said its work and commitment to transparency were “very impressive, and beyond words.”
But behind the scenes, it was a much different story, one of significant delays by China and considerable frustration among WHO officials over not getting the information they needed to fight the spread of the deadly virus, The Associated Press has found.
Despite the plaudits, China in fact sat on releasing the genetic map, or genome, of the virus for more than a week after three different government labs had fully decoded the information. Tight controls on information and competition within the Chinese public health system were to blame, according to dozens of interviews and internal documents.
Chinese government labs only released the genome after another lab published it ahead of authorities on a virologist website on Jan. 11. Even then, China stalled for at least two weeks more on providing WHO with detailed data on patients and cases, according to recordings of internal meetings held by the U.N. health agency through January — all at a time when the outbreak arguably might have been dramatically slowed.
WHO officials were lauding China in public because they wanted to coax more information out of the government, the recordings obtained by the AP suggest. Privately, they complained in meetings the week of Jan. 6 that China was not sharing enough data to assess how effectively the virus spread between people or what risk it posed to the rest of the world, costing valuable time.
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/how-china-blocked-who-chinese-scientists-early-coronavirus-outbreak-n1222246 Louisville Metro Police Department Chief Steve Conrad was fired Monday after two LMPD officers could not produce body camera footage of a shooting that killed David McAtee, a local businessman.
McAtee was the owner of YaYa’s BBQ, a popular barbecue restaurant on Louisville’s West End. WAVE 3 News reports that his niece was also shot but is expected to recover.
Mayor Greg Fischer (D) fired Conrad after learning that there was no footage of the shooting; both officers involved in the altercation had their body cameras turned off. “This type of institutional failure will not be tolerated,” Fischer said Monday afternoon while announcing the termination.
According to the Daily Mail, the two officers involved in the shooting are now on administrative leave.
Police said someone in a large crowd shot at officers in a parking lot near McAtee’s business early Monday morning, and then they returned fire.
The Courier Journal quoted Conrad saying, “Officers and soldiers began to clear the lot and at some point were shot at. Both LMPD and National Guard members returned fire.”
Gov. Andy Beshear (D) demanded corroboration for the police’s version of events while speaking to reporters Monday. “I’m not asking people to trust our account,” he said. “I want to see it myself.”
Police have not named any suspects regarding the alleged first shots.
McAtee’s mother, Odessa Riley, told reporters that her son had a reputation for being kind and hospitable to police. “He fed all the policemen,” she said. “Police would go in there and talk with him and be with him. He fed the police. He fed them free. All he did on the barbecue corner was trying to make a dollar for himself.”
McAtee told a local blog in February that he hoped to buy land and build a new building for his business in the next few years.
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/01/louisville-police-chief-fired-officers-fatally-shot-bbq-owner-david-mcatee-with-body-cams-off/ Nothing'll ever be enough for them, will it?
>Biracial lesbian Mellina White has a few things to say to her good liberal white friends in Seattle.
>This is an unsolicited letter to my white friends regarding Ahmaud, Christian, George, and the countless other black folks you will never hear about.
>I'm black, white, and Hispanic. I grew up in Florida. I'm a lesbian. I also enjoy fancy cocktails and late-night live jazz.
>I hate that I need to lead with my identities, but the state of our nation warrants it.
>A few months ago, I ran an errand at Southcenter Mall. As I walked back to my car, a man in a pickup truck blocked my car and rolled down his window to get my attention. I looked at him and he yelled, "f---ing fa--ot," and drove off.
>I shrugged my shoulders and got in my car. Why let him ruin my day? And also, it's not like I haven't heard that one before.
>On numerous occasions, I have been called a fa--ot, dy-e, n---er, half-breed, and zebra by random strangers, so-called friends, and coworkers. I have gone to a fancy clothing shop and had the employee ask if I was shopping for a court date. I have gone to a car dealership to have a man refuse to give me a test drive. I have been randomly selected for additional screenings at the airport so many times that it is now part of my travel schedule.
>I am a data person. I understand research shows that incidents like those involving Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd are extremely rare. However, that is not the point. It's not the reason for the protests, exhaustion, or anger.
"The phony protesters near Lafayette were not peaceful and are not real," Dowd's letter claimed, without citing any evidence. "They are terrorists using idle hate filled students to burn and destroy. They were abusing and disrespecting the police when the police were preparing the area for the 1900 curfew."
CNN has reached out to the White House for comment on the description of the protesters as "terrorists."
The President's decision to share the letter and its shocking description of Americans exercising their constitutional rights comes as he continues to lean into his strongman approach to the ongoing demonstrations. On Monday, he declared himself "your President of law and order" as the peaceful Police are looking for a cyclist wanted for attacking a man with his bike on the Capital Crescent Trail.
The victim, who asked to remain anonymous, said he and others were posting flyers in support of the George Floyd protests Monday morning when they came across the cyclist near MacArthur Boulevard.
The victim started recording the encounter.
The video shows the cyclist approach a girl and take flyers from her, the victim said.
“He sees me recording him and sees the fact that I recorded him as he was doing that, and he grabs his bike and he runs it into me and pins me to the ground,” the man who recorded the incident said.
The video shows the cyclist rushing at the victim.
The victim said the man used profanity, called them deviants and said they were inciting riots.
The victim said he is part of a project posting flyers in affluent neighborhoods to raise awareness about racial injustice.
Montgomery County Park Police are circulating pictures of the man trying to identify him and question him about the incident.
George Floyd protest live updates:
Funeral to be held June 9 in Houston;
Death ruled homicide;
Crowd tear-gassed near White House
JORGE L. ORTIZ, JOHN BACON AND JORDAN CULVER | USA TODAY | https://www.bing.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/04/trumps-bible-photo-op-splits-white-evangelicals Police slashed water bottles as they dismantled a medical station for people protesting in a popular North Carolina tourist town, video shows.
Volunteers told WLOS it happened as demonstrators gathered in downtown Asheville on Tuesday night in response to the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck. Four officers are facing charges in connection to that incident.
In video taken on Tuesday, officers in riot gear surrounded plastic water bottles that were stomped and pierced with a knife, according to The Citizen-Times of Asheville.
David Zack, chief of the Asheville Police Department, issued a statement about the incident on Wednesday.
“Over the past three days APD has tried to eliminate objects that can be thrown at protesters and law enforcement,” he wrote in a Facebook post. “Because water bottles, in particular, have been continuously used over the last three nights, officers destroyed them. Officers also searched for potentially dangerous objects, such as explosives.”
Glenna Grant and other medical station workers didn’t plan to participate in demonstrations but hoped to help people who may have gotten hurt during the course of the protests, The Citizen-Times reported.
When an 8 pm. curfew hit, police turned their attention to the aid center, which had city approval, according to Facebook user Nathan Prentice.
“The APD targeted us first, bashing peaceful medics of all colors (with our hands in the air) into the walls, lifting us off our feet, and throwing us out into the streets,” Prentice wrote on Facebook. “They intentionally slashed every water bottle and every piece of medical supplies there, then gassed them all so that we would give people chemical burns if we tried to help them.”
https://twitter.com/AngelaMWilhelm/status/1267974081577717762 Did police announce police body cam about George Floyd case?
I know about every US police has a body cam
That is why I am asking you
media just show about CCTV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEeMHFik9Xo >BREAKING NEWS BREAKING NEWS
CONGRESS HAS JUST ISSUED 33 SUBPOENA’S FOR TOP LEVEL OBAMA OFFICIALS AND FBI AGENTS IN OBAMAGATE PROBE
>Congress states they are filing 8 official criminal referrals, with possibly 10+ MORE in the next week
IT’S HAPPENING!!!! GET THE FUCK IN HERE! Floyd had landed five years behind bars in 2009 for an assault and robbery two years earlier, and before that, had been convicted of charges ranging from theft with a firearm to drugs, the Daily Mail reported.
“What is not being told is the violent criminal history of George Floyd. The media will not air this,” police union president Bob Kroll told..... Floyd had allegedly just tried to pass a phony $20 bill before he died"
New polling shows that a majority of Americans, including nearly half of Democrats, support calling in the military to assist local police in handling the nationwide unrest that has accompanied peaceful demonstrations commemorating George Floyd, who died last week in Minneapolis police custody.
Morning Consult conducted the survey from May 31 to June 1 and found that 58 percent of voters support using the military to deal with protests and demonstrations across the country, alongside the police. Just 30 percent of respondents said they'd oppose such a measure.
Furthermore, 33 percent (one-third) of respondents said they "strongly" support sending in the military, while an additional 25 percent (one-quarter) said they "somewhat" support the move. Only 19 percent of voters "strongly" opposed deploying the military, while 11 percent "somewhat" opposed it. The survey's margin of error was plus or minus 2 percentage points. https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/paula-bolyard/2020/05/31/we-werent-goin-to-sit-back-and-let-it-happen-italian-bakery-owners-welcome-looters-with-an-impressive-arsenal-n473024 CNN WAS JUST ARRESTED FOR INCITING RIOTS IN MINNEAPOLIS
GET IN HERE on their path of destruction, liberals have now murdered NYPD. NYPD is a really good organization. People just lost their fathers. Aided and abetted by corporations like Amazon.
https://www.theblaze.com/news/nypd-police-officers-attack-shot-riots?utm_source=theblaze-breaking&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20200604Trending-HCQWHO&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%20TheBlaze%20Breaking%20News The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office released the full autopsy results performed on George Floyd with his family's permission.
The release comes nine days after Floyd died following his detention on the pavement by police at a Minneapolis intersection and as crucial differences surfaced Monday with private autopsy findings released by family attorney Benjamin Crump.
Also disclosed by the report was that Floyd tested positive for COVID-19 in early April, although the autopsy did not cite that as a factor in his death.
"Since … positivity for [COVID-19] can persist for weeks after the onset and resolution of clinical disease, the autopsy result most likely reflects asymptomatic but persistent … positivity from previous infection," the report said based on the autopsy performed by the medical examiner, Dr. Andrew Baker.
Floyd repeatedly told officers that he was unable to breathe while he was restrained before he lost consciousness and died. A concern with SARS-CoV-2019 infection is that it can cause scarring in the lungs that results in lingering respiratory problems and shortness of breath. However, doctors worry more about that long-term problem in severe COVID-19 cases that require hospitalization, and expect that patients with asymptomatic cases will fully recover. It can take weeks in some cases, though, before X-rays show that lungs have recovered.
https://www.startribune.com/george-floyd-autopsy-report-released-he-tested-positive-for-covid-19-in-april/571000102/ The GOP may have finally reached the tipping point. I wonder if it's because they're worried about reelection or there was actually a line to cross.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/04/us/politics/murkowski-mattis-trump.html No entrance with a mask.
A local tavern in Elgin has banned its customers from coming in covered up.
The statement posted outside the tavern reads, “Due to our concern for our citizens, if they feel the need to wear a mask, then they should probably stay home until it’s safe.”
“I think that’s a risk. I think that’s foolish,” said Elgin local, Ross Owens. “They’re taking chances they don’t need to take, especially if they’re in public service.”
According to a 2018 census, the City of Elgin has a little over 10,000 residents. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the city has reported that 52 of those residents have tested positive for COVID-19.
On Elgin’s Main Street is where we find a popular tavern banning masks.
“It is more of a push back — the snitches, and the contact tracers out there,” said Kevin Smith, Co-Owner of the Liberty Tree Tavern. “This is still a rural county.”
Kevin Smith says he’s still following social distancing guidelines as set in place by the Center for Disease Control.
Since the Liberty Tree Tavern shut down, Charles Chamberlain has been eagerly waiting for it to open back up. He says he’s not fazed by the tavern’s posting.
“I’m a stage 4 cancer survivor. It’s just a choice. He just put that up there to let people know if they aren’t feeling good, then they maybe shouldn’t come,” said Charles Chamberlain. “Everybody is keeping safe distances, they aren’t bunching up.”
Along Main Street you’ll find other businesses requiring masks, while others are asking you wear them at your own discretion.
https://www.kxan.com/news/local/elgin-bar-owner-bans-customers-from-wearing-masks-inside/ What came in as a fairly routine call for service ultimately led police to a horror scene Monday afternoon in Richmond, where officers said they caught a 37-year-old man in the act of cannibalizing his grandmother.
The suspect, Dwayne Wallick, was taken to the hospital for medical treatment, and upon release he will be booked into the Contra Costa County Jail on suspicion of murder, Richmond homicide Sgt. Aaron Pomeroy said Tuesday. Wallick’s grandmother, 90-year-old Ruby Wallick, was pronounced dead at the scene.
“I will say that in 26 years of law enforcement it’s the worst thing I have ever seen,” Pomeroy said.
At about 2:10 p.m. Monday, police dispatchers received a report of a suspicious circumstance where the caller described a woman bleeding in a home with a family member standing near her.
Officers responded to the 1200 block of Club Court in Richmond and entered the residence, where they discovered Dwayne Wallick straddling his grandmother and “digging into her flesh,” Pomeroy said.
The officers commanded him to get off of her and used a stun gun to try to subdue him, but the jolt’s cycle lasts only five seconds and had little effect, Pomeroy said. It took four officers to place Dwayne Wallick in handcuffs.
Pomeroy said the suspect was taken to the hospital on medical but not psychiatric treatment, and that he had not been known to law enforcement.
Ruby Wallick’s cause of death will be determined by the Contra Costa medical examiner’s office.
Pomeroy said police will present the case to the Contra Costa County district attorney’s office after Dwayne Wallick has been booked into jail.
https://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Richmond-man-caught-cannibalizing-90-year-old-15311664.php https://www.elsoldemexico.com.mx/republica/justicia/viral-los-vamos-a-matar-video-policias-jalisco-guadalajara-protestas-justiciaparagiovanni-5323495.html The last person to receive a pension from the American Civil War has died.
Irene Triplett had collected a $73.13 check every month — a century and a half after the war ended — up until her death at the age of 90 on Sunday, according to her obituary in The Wall Street Journal.
There were several factors for the shocking payouts. Triplett’s father, Pvt. Mose Triplett, fathered her during his second marriage when he was just a few weeks away from turning 84 years old.
And Irene, who suffered from mental disabilities, qualified for the pension as a helpless adult child of a veteran, receiving $876 a year. She passed away due to complications with a surgery in a North Carolina nursing home where she resided.
Mose Triplett fought for both sides in the war. First, he enlisted in the Confederacy, fighting for two North Carolina infantries. He was in the 26th North Carolina Infantry Regiment when he became sick as they marched toward Gettysburg and ended up missing the historic battle that led to the killing, wounding or capturing of all but a few dozen in his regiment.
Triplett ran from the hospital and then joined a Union regiment in Tennessee as a Confederate deserter, the Journal reported.
After the war, Mose Triplett ended up marrying Elida Hall in 1924, when she was 34 and he was 83.
The Wilkes Genealogical Society in Wilkes County, North Carolina, first raised awareness of Irene’s unusual story back in 2011, when she was featured in its quarterly publication, The Washington Post reported.
Irene appeared to have a difficult life growing up in Wilkes County, according to multiple reports on her life.
https://nypost.com/2020/06/04/last-person-to-receive-pension-from-us-civil-war-dead-at-90/ Over the past 9 hours, almost no information about protesters in the DC area have been public. All news broadcasts were cut around midnight. Traffic cams in the area are either displaying old footage or are off broadcast entirely. Any emerging footage is being deleted on social media platforms. There are multiple reports of bombs being used in crowds. Videos of people being shot are being discovered though are being deleted almost instantly.
This is one of the only articles discussing the topic.
https://about.com.pk/amid-protests-washington-dc-goes-blackout-sparking-rumors-of-crackdown/ I'm getting kinda tired of winning not gonna lie
Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia plans to order the Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond to be removed, an administration official said on Wednesday, the same day Richmond’s mayor said he would propose removing additional Confederate monuments from the state capital.
Demonstrators in at least six cities have targeted symbols of the Confederacy in recent days after George Floyd was killed while Minneapolis police officers arrested him, marring some statues and monuments whose presence has long ignited controversy.
The Northam administration official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the move had not yet been publicly announced, said Mr. Northam, a Democrat, would release more details at a news conference on Thursday morning.
The official said the Robert E. Lee monument was the only Confederate statue in Richmond over which the state had control. The statue of Lee, the Confederacy’s commanding general during the Civil War, was one of many monuments in Richmond that were recently vandalized with spray paint; protesters tried to topple others from their bases. In a live stream from a boat in New York Harbor on the anniversary of the 1989 anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, Guo said that "from today the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will no longer be the lawful government of China.”
Bannon, meanwhile, said a renegade organization that calls itself the "Rule of Law Movement" aims to "rid the Chinese Communist Party of its dictatorship over the Chinese people" and replace it Western law such as is in Great Britain and the United States.
Witnesses counted at least eight dozen planes circling Lady Liberty behind both men for nearly 45 minutes. The banners bore stars in the form of the nuclear symbol along with their message.
Fuck your Trumps and your Bidens this is the kind of man that i would follow to the end of the world and back. https://sports.yahoo.com/rioters-destroy-bar-black-minneapolis-191303655.html
Rioters protesting the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd, an African-American man who died after being arrested and pinned to the ground by officer Derek Chauvin, destroyed a bar owned by a black former firefighter Wednesday night.
Korboi Balla had invested his life savings in the bar and was planning to open it before the coronavirus pandemic caused mass business closures. Balla then moved the opening date to June 1, when Minnesota plans to lift restrictions on restaurants, but the bar has since been wracked and looted in the riots, CBS first reported.
CBS was filming a segment at the bar when looters entered through the back of the establishment to try to steal Balla’s safe.
“I don’t know what we’re going to do,” Balla said in an interview. “It hurts, man. It’s not fair, it’s not right. We’ve been working so hard for this place. It’s not just for me, it’s for my family.”
Balla’s wife Tywanna said that the bar was not insured.
“Yes people are mad and upset, I get that and I understand the protest, I’m hearing people say F*** the business they have insurance WELL WE DON’T AND THIS IS ALL OUT OF POCKET!!!” Tywanna wrote in a Facebook post. “Let someone come run in your home and loot for the cause then and let’s see you be ok with it!” CHICAGO (CBS) – Timothy O’Donnell, disguised in a Joker mask but easily identifiable from a neck tattoo, set fire to a Chicago Police SUV in the Loop on Saturday and now faces federal charges for the damage, according to a criminal complaint released Tuesday.
O’Donnell, of Chicago, was arrested at an apartment on Tuesday in the 700 block of 19th Place. Photographs from witnesses, show O’Donnell opening the gas cap of the squad car in the 200 block of North State Street on Saturday. Another photo shows O’Donnell sitting on the street as the car erupts in flames. Another photo depicts him standing in front the engulfed vehicle, wearing the mask but also showing his neck tattoo with the word “Pretty.”
According to the complaint, O’Donnell waived his Mirada rights and admitted he was the person in the photographs. Authorities found a Joker mask inside the apartment.
O’Donnell was charged in a federal complaint because the police car belongs to the city government, which conducts business in interstate commerce. For example, the city buys the vehicles and equipment for the police department.
“Based on the above information, … there is probable cause to believe that Timothy O’Donnell committed the offense of causing damage by fire to a Chicago Police Department vehicle used in interstate commerce and in an activity affecting interstate commerce, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 844(i)” the complaint said.
Officials reported Tuesday that about 90 city vehicles, mostly police cars, were damaged in the violence. About 20 vehicles were destroyed.
Ugly Inbred Cunt. His Mother Should Kill It. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8380301/BBC-joins-Blackout-Tuesday-campaign-George-Floyds-death.html
Why do we British, as people who don't even live on the same continent, have to be so concerned about the US's racism problem after this latest flaring up of tension? It's not that I don't care, I just wonder why it should take precedence in the media over everything else happening in the world.
There are racial tensions and injustices happening all over the world, and in some cases it's more extreme that it is even in the USA. Yet no one posts black squares on Instagram about any of it. Not when Muslims are treated like 2nd class citizens in India, not for the Palestinian children who are regularly shot by Israeli soldiers, nor after Rohingyas are massacred in Burma, nor when Uighurs are being forced into camps in Xinjiang, not when Christians are persecuted in Pakistan, not in recognition of the discrimination that pygmies face from Bantus in the Congo, nor the discrimination Bantus face from Cushitics in Somalia, nor for the fact that there is still a thriving trade for sub-Saharan African slaves among arabs... and I could go on and on.
Yet when something happens in America, that's when I should speak up? That's what should make us think about racism, the whole world over? https://theintercept.com/2020/06/04/white-house-forced-retract-claim-viral-videos-prove-antifa-plotting-violence/
The White House engaged in an extraordinary act of rumor-mongering on Wednesday, releasing a compilation of viral video clips posted on social media recently by people who believed, wrongly, that the piles of bricks they came across had been planted there by anti-fascist activists, known as Antifa, to inspire violence at protests.
“Antifa and professional anarchists are invading our communities, staging bricks and weapons to instigate violence,” the White House caption for the video claimed. “These are acts of domestic terror.”
Within minutes, journalists discovered that most of the clips included in the video posted online by the White House had already been investigated and debunked. A short time later, without explanation or apology, the White House deleted the video from its official Twitter and Facebook feeds — but only after it had been viewed more than a million times.
Although the White House tried to hide the video once it became clear just how riddled with errors it was, The Intercept saved a copy before it disappeared.
The video is worth examining in detail, since it shows just how unconcerned with the truth people in the White House are, as they conduct a frantic search for evidence to support the president’s baseless claim that the protests over racial injustice and police impunity have been hijacked by phantom “professional protesters.”
... Even in a country roiled by mayhem and disease, a Floridian will still find the time to assault someone with a hamburger, records show.
According to police, Tanya Cordero, 47, was arrested Monday evening following a confrontation with her boyfriend in a Largo mobile home owned by the man’s mother.
Cordero and the 39-year-old victim have “four children in common,” according to an arrest affidavit, though a grandmother has full custody of the couple’s offspring.
The confrontation between Cordero and her boyfriend was reportedly touched off when Cordero, seen at right, became upset when the man closed a window in her room.
So, investigators allege, Cordero "smashed hamburger in his face."
When questioned by police, Cordero “denied doing so, but [her boyfriend] still had hamburger in his ear upon arrival.” Cordero, cops added, “made a comment that she hoped he choked on the burger.”
Charged with domestic battery, a misdemeanor, Cordero was later released from the county jail on her own recognizance. A judge has ordered her to have no contact with the victim.
Cordero’s rap sheet includes convictions for theft, narcotics possession, and providing a false name to police. In January, she was convicted of battering her boyfriend during an October 2019 argument about one of their children’s Halloween costume. She served three months in jail on the battery conviction.
https://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/battery/hamburger-batterer-275930 Maryland’s second-in-command called on the state’s elections director to resign Wednesday, citing problems with the ways ballots have been delivered and returns have been counted in two largely mail-in contests conducted during the coronavirus pandemic.
Lt. Gov. Boyd K. Rutherford, a Republican who serves under Gov. Larry Hogan, said at the opening of an online meeting of the Board of Public Works that the state should seek “new leadership” to head the Maryland State Board of Elections.
“I really think it’s time for the administrator at the Board of Elections to step down," he said.
The rebuke follows the disappearance of as many as 75,000 counted ballots from the state’s website early Wednesday morning. Those votes, sent in by mail and collected from drop boxes through the weekend, appeared on the site at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. At about 2 a.m., the city’s early returns were not available on the state site and instead were marked as “NR” for not reported.
Revised numbers appeared on the state website just around 11 a.m. Wednesday, including only some of the 75,000 votes reported the day before.
Other issues surfaced in the run-up to Maryland’s April 28 special congressional election in District 7 and prior to the regular June 2 primary. Special election ballots contained inaccurate postage instructions; Ballots for the June primary were delivered weeks later than expected to voters in Baltimore and Montgomery County; Some households received multiple ballots; Long lines at the state’s limited in-person polling places held up vote return data until the late hours of Tuesday evening and sparked renewed concerns about social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Donald Trump has been railing against vote by mail for the past few months – falsely citing the potential for voter fraud, which is extremely rare. As it turns out, the president himself bungled the system.
Trump registered to vote in Florida last September under his White House address – 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, according to the Washington Post. But Florida does not allow people to register to vote without an in-state address, and one month later, Trump resubmitted his application with a Florida address and voted in the Republican primary.
On his registration form, Trump told Florida officials his legal residence was in Washington DC but on another day also said he was a “bona fide resident” of Palm Beach, Florida, home to his Mar-a-Lago Club, according to the public records reviewed by the Post.
Other voters have faced significant consequences for the same mistake. In fact, as some Democrats pointed out, the same issue is listed on White House website as voter fraud.
A city manager in Florida paid $5,000 in fines for putting the wrong address on her registration, as did a restaurateur in Palm Beach county. Florida Republicans also challenged state Democrats in 2018 in a vote-by-mail investigation, but the state found there was no fraud. Florida also tossed out thousands of mail-in ballots for supposedly having signatures that did not match original registration forms.
Meanwhile, Democrats and some Republicans have called on states to ease vote-by-mail restrictions amid the pandemic. Tuesday’s primary election showed people waiting in line for hours in cities such as Washington DC, some of whom had not received absentee ballots in time.
If this happens in November, election officials fear the public could be at risk for contracting Covid-19, as some did in Florida and Wisconsin during elections earlier this year. “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time, it's enemy action.”
1 June 2020
Pallets of bricks 'randomly' appear during protests in NYC, Kansas City, Dallas and North Carolina sparking theories they were planted by cops or extremists to stoke violence
Protesters have reported finding large stashes of the makeshift weapons
Videos from New York City, Kansas City, Dallas and Fayetteville in North Carolina all appear to show piles of bricks unattended in the middle of protests
The footage has led to suggestions the slabs were either planted by police or by extremists to overshadow peaceful protests after the death of George Floyd
‘Looks like a set up to me,’ tweeted protest supporter and rapper ICE T
Officials are investigating whether extremist groups have infiltrated the protests
Pallets of bricks have 'randomly' appeared during protests across the US this weekend, sparking theories they were planted to stoke violence.
Those taking part in demonstrations against police brutality and the death of black man George Floyd have reported finding large stashes of the makeshift weapons on streets.
Videos from New York City, Kansas City, Dallas and Fayetteville in North Carolina all appear to show piles of bricks unattended in the middle of protests.
The footage has led to suggestions the slabs were either planted by police or by extremists to overshadow peaceful protests over the death of Floyd, a black man who pleaded for air as white police officer Derek Chauvin pressed a knee into his neck for almost nine minutes.
cont. https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/03/us/florida-police-shoves-protester-suspended-trnd/index.html https://apnews.com/72fae695d7df85accb1bf449568a8a1f
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. surpassed a jarring milestone Wednesday in the coronavirus pandemic: 100,000 deaths.
That number is the best estimate and most assuredly an undercount. But it represents the stark reality that more Americans have died from the virus than from the Vietnam and Korean wars combined.
“It’s a striking reminder of how dangerous this virus can be,” said Josh Michaud, associate director of global health policy with the Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington.
The once-unthinkable toll appears to be just the beginning of untold misery in the months ahead as Las Vegas casinos and Walt Disney World make plans to reopen, crowds of unmasked Americans swarm beaches and public health officials predict a resurgence by fall.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, issued a stern warning after watching video of Memorial Day crowds gathered at a pool party in Missouri.
“We have a situation in which you see that type of crowding with no mask and people interacting. That’s not prudent, and that’s inviting a situation that could get out of control,” he said during an interview Wednesday on CNN. “Don’t start leapfrogging some of the recommendations in the guidelines because that’s really tempting fate and asking for trouble.”
Worldwide, the virus has infected more than 5.6 million people and killed over 350,000, with the U.S. having the most confirmed cases and deaths by far, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. Europe has recorded about 170,000 deaths, while the U.S. reached more than 100,000 in less than four months.
The true death toll from the virus, which emerged in China late last year and was first reported in the U.S. in January, is widely believed to be significantly higher, with experts saying many victims died of COVID-19 without ever being tested for it. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8387493/Met-Police-gave-officers-green-light-knee.html
The Met gives police the green light to take a knee during Black Lives Matter protest.
Have a look at what the Metropolitan Police are doing in the pictures. It is really creepy. The pose they take looks just like the cop taking the knee to George Floyd's neck.
It is the same with all the creepy white people 'taking a knee'. They are symbolically kneeling on a black person's neck. It is so creepy.
White people just can't help themselves with their racism can they? The white power symbolism always comes out. Kneeling on black people's necks. Damn. Although the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has announced that students will return to campus this fall, but professors are vehemently opposed.
The faculty says it's "nearly impossible" for a safe return to campus this fall.
Colleges may be moving ahead with plans to open in the fall, but not every professor is on board.
Many colleges are already planning for in-person classes in the fall, a move that will satisfy students disillusioned with distance learning and eager to experience brick-and-mortar benefits such as residential life. Recent statistics have found that 65 percent of students would attend in-person classes in the fall if given the opportunity, and an overwhelming 90 percent of students who have moved to online class options say they are unhappy with distance learning options.
For faculty, however, the way forward is not so clear.
Although the switch to online education proved challenging for instructors, some are not enthusiastic about a return to campus.
At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, faculty are calling the school’s plans to open in the fall dangerous and misguided.
Associate professor Michael Palm says he is “ashamed” of the decision, and that he plans on continuing to teach his classes online.
“I think we’re introducing far greater risk into the campus community and into the surrounding communities by inviting thousands of students from across the state and across the country to return to campus and to gather in confined spaces like classrooms and dorms and dining halls,” said Palm.
“All the data suggest people are going to get sick,” UNC-Chapel Hill English Professor Florence Dore said, according to North Carolina Policy Watch. “I guess I just don’t understand why we’re not staying online until things improve.”
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14964 A former Obama administration intelligence official who worked in both the Departments of State and Defense has guaranteed bail for a human rights lawyer accused of firebombing a police vehicle in New York City.
The former official, Salmah Rizvi, told a judge the alleged firebomber is her "best friend." Rizvi, now an attorney at the D.C.-based law firm Ropes & Gray, helped secure the release of fellow lawyer Urooj Rahman by agreeing to be a suretor for her bail. That means Rizvi is liable for the full cost of the $250,000 bail if Rahman fails to obey the court's orders.
Rahman was released to home confinement over the objections of government attorneys after her arrest on Saturday for throwing a lit Molotov cocktail through the window of an NYPD vehicle. Evidence presented by prosecutors included images of Rahman holding a Molotov cocktail in the passenger seat of a van that was later found to be full of the necessary materials for making the explosive devices.
U.S. District Judge Margo Brodie acknowledged the strong evidence against Rahman, who was also accused of distributing the incendiary devices to other rioters, but agreed to grant her bail due to the "willingness of family and friends to sign on as suretors," according to a report from Law360.
Rizvi appeared in front of the court during Rahman's Monday arraignment to certify her willingness to guarantee Rahman's bail, according to a transcript of the proceedings obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. "Urooj Rahman is my best friend and I am an associate at the law firm Ropes & Gray in Washington, D.C.," Rizvi told the court. "I earn $255,000 a year."
https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/former-obama-intelligence-official-helps-secure-bail-for-molotov-cocktail-throwing-nyc-lawyer/ https://youtu.be/VLR76_e_koE >The reactions to President Trump’s decision fell along familiar political fault lines in a city wracked by nearly a year of protests.
Lololololol your awesome redpilled President is cutting ties with Hong Kong
finally Beijing's can get the city back
fucking retard American putting their mongoloid noses where they not belong
China number 1 world favorite power https://www.tmz.com/2020/06/01/george-floyd-cause-of-death-heart-attack-fentanyl/
According to the medical examiner (not the one paid by the prosecutor), the official cause of death is stated as "cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint and neck compression." The manner of death is homicide, a term the medical examiner uses to describe any death caused by the intentional actions of another person or persons.The report goes on to note Floyd experienced a cardiopulmonary arrest while being restrained by Minneapolis Police Department. Floyd also had significant conditions noted by the medical examiner, such as hypertensive heart disease, fentanyl intoxication and recent methamphetamine use. The incident happened on Memorial Day night. Four officers— Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J Alexander Kueng— were fired from the department as a result of the incident. Chauvin faces third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges and is currently being held at Oak Park Heights Correctional Facility.
According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office, Floyd’s death was the result of being “restrained by the police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system.” A CBS News poll released on Tuesday, found that just 32% of Americans approve of the president's response to the events and protests in Minneapolis, while a separate survey from Morning Consult determined that nearly half U.S. residents think Trump is doing a poor job of handling the situation.
President Trump received net negative ratings when Americans were asked about his response to the protests and events in Minneapolis.
Nearly half (49%) of respondents in the CBS poll said they disapprove of Trump's handling of recent events, while just 32% approve.
Only 33% of those polled said they approve of the response by former Vice President Joe Biden, but his unfavorables were lower than that of Trump (25%).
The Morning Consult poll, released late Monday night, determined that the fallout from George Floyd's death and the subsequent protests could have significant implications for the 2020 election.
45% of registered voters think Trump is doing a poor job of addressing the situation.
When asked “are you more or less likely to vote for President Trump or Joe Biden as a result of George Floyd’s death and subsequent protests,” 45% said they are more likely to vote for Biden, with 31% more likely to vote for Trump.
114,852,085: According to the United States Election Project, 49.6% of eligible voters (114,852,085 people) did not vote in the 2016 general election.
Federal prosecutors in Las Vegas have charged three men alleged to be members of the far-right extremist "Boogaloo" movement with multiple state and federal violations of conspiracy to cause destruction during protests in Las Vegas, as well as possession of Molotov cocktails.
Charging documents say Stephen T. Parshall, aka "Kiwi," 35; Andrew Lynam, 23; and William L. Loomis, 40, all of Las Vegas, were arrested Saturday on a state criminal complaint alleging conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism, material support for committing an act of terrorism and multiple explosives violations. The plot was foiled with help from an informant, authorities said.
The "Boogaloo" movement, which federal prosecutors describe as a "term used by extremists to signify a coming civil war and/or collapse of society," has been linked to some online posts about protests over the death of George Floyd.
The plaza between St. John's Church and Lafayette Park was full of people nonviolently protesting police brutality late Monday afternoon when U.S. Park Police and National Guard troops, with the use of tear gas, suddenly started pushing them away for no apparent reason.
And then it became clear.
President Trump wanted to walk from the White House through the park to the Episcopal church. Camera crews scrambled to keep up with him as he strode through the park, followed by his daughter Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, along with Attorney General William Barr and other administration officials. MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican financial regulators said Tuesday they have frozen the bank accounts of 1,939 people and companies believed to be linked to movements of about $1.1 billion in Jalisco drug cartel money.
The country’s anti-money laundering agency said it worked with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to identify the 1,770 people and 167 companies caught up in the financial dragnet, dubbed “Operation Blue Agave.” Blue agave is the cactus-like plant used to make tequila, which is the signature drink of Jalisco, the cartel’s home state.
Mexico’s Financial Intelligence Unit said the investigation involved “the main leaders, financial operators, relatives, businesses, lawyers and public servantes that used corruption to benefit the illegal activities of this organized crime group.”
https://apnews.com/001dc8b5f00a9ace4c0b5fee2081ba01 As if shit wasn't going sideways enough over here.
https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci39462536/executive Dozens of children and several staff members were wounded in a knife attack at a primary school in south China. The alleged attacker was reportedly a man who worked at the school.
At least 37 students and two adults were injured in a knife attack at a primary school on Thursday, state media reported.
The attack took place at a school in the city of Suzhou in the Guangxi autonomous region, according to reports on Twitter from the Global Times newspaper.
Local authorities later confirmed the attack, saying it occurred around the time when the students would normally arrive for class.
"37 students suffered mild injuries and two adults suffered more severe injuries. All of them were sent to a hospital for treatment, and none of their lives are in danger," the local government said.
Chinese news portal The Paper identified the suspected attacker as a 50-year-old man who works as a security guard at the school, DPA news agency reported.
Police have taken him into custody.
The school’s principal and another security guard were among the injured, The Paper said.
Video footage posted on social media showed children with bandages walking or being carried out of a health center, where a crowd had gathered outside.
Stabbings at schools in China tend to be blamed on mentally ill individuals who are frustrated with society.
Due to strict gun control laws in China, many of these attacks are carried out with knives or home-made explosive devices.
In the aftermath of a spate of deadly school attacks in 2010, China moved to upgrade security at schools by installing gates and hiring security guards.
https://www.dw.com/en/china-39-children-and-staff-injured-in-knife-attack-on-primary-school/a-53677782 President Donald Trump early Thursday morning retweeted a video of one of his supporters declaring that Trump’s political opponents ought to be dead.
“Thank you Cowboys,” Trump tweeted with the video posted by Cowboys for Trump, which shows Couy Griffin, the group’s leader, ranting about Democrats in violent terms during a gathering at a New Mexico church on May 17.
“I’ve come to a place where I’ve come to a conclusion where the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat,” Griffin said as the crowd cheered.
The Trump supporter insisted he wasn’t talking “in a physical sense.”
“And I can already see the videos getting edited where says I want to go murder Democrats,” he said. “I say that in the political sense because the Democrat policy and agenda is anti-American right now.”
Griffin repeated again that “politically speaking,” the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat because “we need to have the majorities in the House and the Senate.”
Before Trump retweeted the video, Griffin told the Daily Beast on Tuesday that he “could’ve chosen a different verbiage.”
“I guess I need to be more careful when I choose the words that I speak,” he said. “But you know, it’s just so hypocritical of the left how they’re blowing this up, like I’m some hate-speech murderer.”
Yet Griffin also stated that “there’s not an option” that violence is “not on the table” as he and other right-wingers protest against Democratic governors’ stay-at-home orders amid COVID-19.
The Tweet: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1265855459719892993?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Twitter once again sides with America over Trump and is forces of fascism.
Twitter said Monday that it has suspended an account named "ANTIFA_US" which it says was tied to the white nationalist group Identity Evropa. Over the weekend, the account had called for violence and its posts had widely circulated online.
Why it matters: It's the latest example of social media being used to exploit and sharpen the very real divisions in American society. It's also the latest example of Twitter more aggressively rooting out false information on its platform.
"This account violated our platform manipulation and spam policy, specifically the creation of fake accounts," a Twitter representative told Axios. "We took action after the account sent a Tweet inciting violence and broke the Twitter Rules."
>Twitter has previously taken action on other fake accounts linked to the Identity Evropa group, including ones engaged in targeted hate focused on race, religion and sexual orientation.
Context: As protests about the death of George Floyd spread nationwide over the past week, President Trump and his allies began charging, without evidence, that antifa — a label for a variety of far-left anti-fascist groups and activists — were responsible for the unrest.
>On Sunday, Attorney General Bill Barr said the Justice Department and FBI would treat antifa protesters as domestic terrorists.
The big picture: Twitter has become more active in holding to account those promoting violence on its platform.
>Last week, the service flagged a tweet from President Trump for violating the company's rules against glorifying violence.
>On Monday, it did the same with a separate tweet from U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz.
>President Trump, in response to his tweet being labeled, issued an executive order that aims to limit the protections afforded to social media. A Florida man in his 70s fatally shot a home intruder who busted through the glass front door and began attacking his wife on Tuesday, investigators said.
Deputies arrived at the Panama City home around 6:05 a.m. and found 31-year-old Nathan Jerrell Edwards lying on the floor dead and a handgun on the counter, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office said.
“The husband stated he felt he could not physically stop the intruder, so he went upstairs to get his firearm,” the sheriff’s office said. “He shot the firearm multiple times, ending the threat.”
The husband, whom deputies did not name, said he was standing outside when Edwards walked up to his driveway and approached him in a threatening manner. Witnesses told deputies that Edwards was “acting erratically,” screaming and swearing.
The husband went into his home through the garage to get away from Edwards, according to deputies, but Edwards followed and pounded on the door to the house. He shattered the large glass panel in the front door and entered the house.
Edwards then knocked the man’s wife to the floor, got on top of her and was beating her, the husband told deputies. The husband said he shot Edwards, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The man’s wife was treated at a local hospital for her injuries.
Edwards, who was from Georgia, was staying nearby in a short-term rental residence.
>The final straw for Floyd came after serving five years in prison in 2009 for aggravated assault stemming from a robbery in 2007 where he entered a woman’s home, pressed a gun into her stomach and searched the home for drugs and money, according to court records.
This gentle giant reminds me of the hands up don't shoot myth
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2015/03/19/hands-up-dont-shoot-did-not-happen-in-ferguson/ HONG KONG (Reuters) - Police pepper-sprayed some Hong Kong protesters on Thursday who defied a ban to stage candlelight rallies in memory of China’s bloody 1989 Tiananmen Square democracy crackdown, accusing Beijing of stifling their freedoms too.
Scuffles broke out briefly in the working-class Mong Kok area where hundreds had gathered and some demonstrators tried to set up roadblocks with metal barriers, prompting officers to use spray to disperse them, according to Reuters witnesses.
It was the first time there had been unrest during the annual Tiananmen vigil in Hong Kong, which police had prohibited this year citing the coronavirus crisis.
Several protesters were arrested, police said.
Earlier, a few thousand people joined a peaceful main rally in Victoria Park, many wearing masks and chanting slogans such as “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our time” and “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.”
“We are just remembering those who died on June 4, the students who were killed. What have we done wrong? For 30 years we have come here peacefully and reasonably, once it’s over it’s ‘sayonara’ (goodbye),” said Kitty, a 70-year-old housewife.
The anniversary has struck an especially sensitive nerve in the former British-ruled city this year after China’s move last month to impose national security legislation and the passage of a bill outlawing disrespect of China’s national anthem.
It also comes as Chinese media and some Beijing officials voice support for protests in the United States against police brutality.
In Beijing, security around Tiananmen Square, a popular tourist attraction in the heart of the city, appeared to be tightened, with more police visible than on ordinary days.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-tiananmen-hongkong/police-pepper-spray-hong-kongers-defying-ban-to-mark-tiananmen-idUSKBN23A3GU LAKE GEORGE — Anaplasmosis, a tick-borne illness with symptoms similar to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, is on the rise in the Adirondacks and upstate New York.
It’s a concern for state health officials as more people go outside to fight cabin fever amid a wider focus on the pandemic. Some of the symptoms include fever, muscle aches and even respiratory failure, all similar signs of the infectious COVID-19 disease that has killed more than 100,000 people in the United States this year.
Anaplasmosis, if left untreated, can also be fatal. The carriers are usually the Ixodes scapularis, commonly known as the deer tick or black-legged tick.
“It’s a little challenging to cut through COVID (19) news,” said Byron Backenson, deputy director of the state Health Department’s Bureau of Communicable Disease Control. He and other officials are reminding healthcare providers about tick-borne illnesses, something that might get forgotten with coronavirus on everyone’s minds.
While Lyme disease tends to get the spotlight and is still the most prevalent tick-borne illness in the state with more than 5,500 new cases each year, local researchers are seeing a trend in more cases of anaplasmosis.
https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Tick-borne-illness-similar-to-COVID-makes-15315098.php https://youtu.be/RaE6NeHyDtU First time posting here but with my request I thought this best fit in with current news.
Does anybody have snippets or clips or riot footage? I can never seem to catch when these things go live and I kind of want to see what kind of crazy sheet has been going on besides the 300 or so car fires.
Crazy stuff kinda like this which can we please talk about how politely she is holding this cake.
https://www.kiro7.com/news/trending/video-shows-woman-stealing-cheesecake-amid-protests-riots/Y77AXH57VBFYNAIEOQQBWELKOI/ Startling video from Monday shows a naked man attacking bystanders in the Bronx, and then getting pummeled to the pavement.
The graphic footage shows the 28-year-old naked man, wearing only a pair of white socks, streaking across East Fordham Road near Morris Avenue at 3:30 p.m. and charging a man in a face mask.
The two exchange punches on the Fordham Heights sidewalk before other bystanders jump into the fray, as horrified witnesses scream, “No, no, no, no!”
At one point, the man is thrown to the pavement and beaten and kicked by three other men, including one who appears to attempt to restrain him — but he gets back up and continues going after the group.
One man body-slams the streaker into a car on East Fordham Road but he remains undeterred, skulking around the sidewalk as the footage ends.
An NYPD spokeswoman initially told The Post that the video — which has gone viral on Twitter with more than 43,000 views — was old but then clarified to confirm the incident happened on Monday.
Police received a 911 call for an emotionally disturbed person and transported the man to St. Barnabas Hospital for evaluation.
https://nypost.com/2020/06/04/naked-man-pummeled-in-the-bronx-after-charging-pedestrians-video/ Two men threw Molotov cocktails into a Dakota County courthouse last Friday as unrest spilled into the Twin Cities suburbs in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death in police custody, according to the United States Attorney’s Office
Fornandous Cortez Henderson, 32, and Garrett Patrick Ziegler, 24, from Savage and Long Lake, respectively, have been charged with arson and possession of Molotov cocktails. They made their initial court appearance Tuesday before Magistrate Judge Becky R. Thorson in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.
Apple Valley police responded to a fire alarm at the Western Service Center in Apple Valley last Friday, according to a criminal complaint, and found broken windows, smoke, and flames coming from the building. Located at the scene were items consistent with those used in Molotov cocktails, including broken glass jars and liquor bottles, pushpins, intact glass jars containing ignitable liquid, and a charred red bandana.
They also found a set of car keys in the grass near the Western Service Center belonging to a Ford Fiesta parked in a nearby parking lot. They later executed a search warrant on the vehicle, which was registered to Ziegler, and found liquor bottles, a store receipt from last Thursday for three bandanas, an empty cardboard box for 12 mason jars, an empty Kingsford brand lighter fluid bottle, alcohol bottles, a plastic jar containing a clear unidentified liquid and a store receipt from last Wednesday for nail polish remover.
https://www.twincities.com/2020/06/02/george-floyd-two-men-charged-with-throwing-molotov-cocktails-into-dakota-county-courthouse/ Post preface: I make this post, with a Danish news article, as i still see that the Swedish corona strategy being praised around the world. As I'm convinced news of Sweden falling back on their initial decision will be limited or ignored by international media initially praising them. I intend to translate key points, and a few worthy notes not included in this article, but have been published the last couple of weeks. (note, that Denmark, Sweden and Norway is sister-cultures)
The head epidemiologist of Sweden, Anders Tegnell, who is the head of the implemented plan, has publicly stated that in hindsight, they should have chosen another path, restricting the public more. Currently over 50 people die daily in Sweden, whilst Denmark, Norway and Finland has days with zero deaths as hospitals has free capacity due to their respective lockdowns. Death per million is passing 450, whilst the next worst hit in Scandinavia is the much more densely populated Denmark with just a 100.
Previously it has shown that the Swedish economy has not been "saved" by looser restriction. Complete citizen spending (from poor to rich) was reduced by 29% in Denmark, and 25% i Sweden, whilst Danish employees and employers are compensated several times more, as a result of the lockdown and politics, and economist predict a better economic outcome for the other Scandinavian states as a result of the initial harder impact, but latter social politic initiatives.
Sweden furthermore issued a diplomatic protest to Norway and Denmark, as the countries has planned (now executed) to open borders to each others, as a result of the minimal infection rates, declaring discrimination. The Finnish publicly declared the Swedish handling a failure, as they joined in the planning. Now Germany has also joined in, whist Sweden is excluded from all borders, approval rating falls hastily amongst all voters.
https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/udland/sveriges-statsepidemiolog-vi-skulle-have-gjort-mere-mod-corona Former United Auto Workers president Gary Jones, a top ally to Democrats at both the state and national levels, pleaded guilty to embezzlement on Wednesday.
Jones admitted to using more than $1 million in union funds on various extravagances, including clothing, golf outings and equipment, vacation rentals, liquor, fine dining, and premium cigars. The union—which is still under investigation after a federal probe began more than five years ago—endorsed presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in April and has spent big backing Democrats in recent years.
In the 2018 cycle alone, the UAW's political action committee gave $200,000 to the Michigan Democratic Party and $68,000 to Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer's (D.) campaign. Disgraced former UAW vice president Norwood Jewell, who admitted to receiving illegal benefits from Fiat Chrysler executives, served as a party superdelegate in 2016 and remained listed as a party leader following his guilty plea. The union has also continued to support Whitmer through her controversial handling of the coronavirus pandemic, calling her a "leading voice" who has been at all times "inclusive and focused on building a consensus to do what is right for the health and safety of UAW members" in a May statement.
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Catholic Archbishop of Washington slams Trump's visit to John Paul II shrine
By Michelle Boorstein and Sarah Pulliam Bailey The Washington Post Jun 2, 2020
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump triggered sharp condemnation from top religious leaders for the second time in two days on Tuesday, with Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory slamming his visit to a shrine honoring Pope John Paul II.
On Monday, Trump’s appearance in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church across from the White House set off a controversy because it involved aggressively clearing peaceful protesters before a curfew took effect.
“I find it baffling and reprehensible that any Catholic facility would allow itself to be so egregiously misused and manipulated in a fashion that violates our religious principles, which call us to defend the rights of all people, even those with whom we might disagree,” Gregory said in a statement as Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrived at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in northeast Washington. https://www.thenation.com/article/activism/antifa-trump-fbi/
The FBI’s Washington Field Office “has no intelligence indicating Antifa involvement/presence” in the violence that occurred on May 31 during the D.C.-area protests over the murder of George Floyd, according to an internal FBI situation report obtained exclusively by The Nation. That same day, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he would designate “Antifa” a terrorist organization, even though the government has no existing authority to declare a domestic group a terrorist organization, and antifa is not an organized group. Following the president’s tweet, Attorney General William Barr said in a statement, “The violence instigated and carried out by Antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly.” http://www.thecut.com/amp/2020/05/amy-cooper-central-park-dog-video.html
On Monday morning — Memorial Day — Christian Cooper was bird-watching in the wooded area of Central Park known as the Ramble when he saw a dog off leash. Cooper, a black man, asked the dog’s owner, a white woman, to leash her dog (while there are many off leash areas for dogs in Central Park, the Ramble is not one of them) and the next thing he knew, the woman was calling the cops, telling Cooper, “I’m going to tell them there’s an African-American man threatening my life.”
Video of the incident, which Cooper filmed on his phone, went viral on Monday evening, after his sister, Melody Cooper, posted it to Twitter. It has since been retweeted over 100,000 times. WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal by a California church that challenged state limits on attendance at worship services that have been imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Over the dissent of the four more conservative justices, Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's four liberals in turning away a request from the South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista, California, in the San Diego area.
The church argued that limits on how many people can attend their services violate constitutional guarantees of religious freedom and had been seeking an order in time for services on Sunday. The church said it has crowds of 200 to 300 people for its services.
Roberts wrote in brief opinion that the restriction allowing churches to reopen at 25% of their capacity, with no more than 100 worshipers at a time, “appear consistent" with the First Amendment. Roberts said similar or more severe limits apply to concerts, movies and sporting events “where large groups of people gather in close proximity for extended periods of time.”
Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote in dissent that the restriction “discriminates against places of worship and in favor of comparable secular businesses. Such discrimination violates the First Amendment.” Kavanaugh pointed to supermarkets, restaurants, hair salons, cannabis dispensaries and other businesses that are not subject to the same restrictions.
Lower courts in California had previously turned down the churches' requests.
The court also rejected an appeal from two churches in the Chicago area that objected to Gov. Jay Pritzker’s limit of 10 worshipers at religious services. Before the court acted, Pritzker modified the restrictions to allow for up to 100 people at a time. There were no recorded dissents.
Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended his actions on Wednesday as part of the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible ties between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign, telling lawmakers that senior FBI officials withheld vital information from him.
Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Rosenstein in particular defended and explained his decision to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel in 2017, and blamed high-level FBI leadership for the “significant errors” that appeared in applications to surveil a former Trump campaign adviser — even though he signed off on one of them.
President Donald Trump has railed against Mueller’s appointment and probe throughout his presidency, claiming it was a politicized “hoax” that was part of an effort by senior-level Obama administration officials to undermine him. Rosenstein pushed back against the characterization but said he couldn’t “vouch for the allegations” because they came from different sources.
“I do not consider the investigation to be corrupt, but I certainly understand the president's frustration given the outcome,” Rosenstein told senators, referencing Mueller’s conclusions as part of his nearly two-year investigation. Massive looting and destruction by black people.
Media struggles to focus on white people
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How to be a good white ally, according to activists
Three experts on what it does and doesn’t mean to be an ally, now and always.
There are good ways — and there are less good ways — to be a white ally right now. Do take cues from black leaders and create space for their voices to be heard. Don’t think a performative emotional post on Instagram about your knowledge of racism does the trick. Do not center your feelings during this time of social unrest — an uprising that’s about racist violence against black Americans.
In light of thewidespread protestsagainst police brutality in recent days, there has been much conversation about what it means for white Americans to enactantiracismin their everyday lives — not just when there is unrest across the country. Because while the protests are directly tied to the killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, in Minneapolis on May 25, they are also an expression of widespread anguish within the black community. Centuries of inequality and racism have brought to bear acutely horrific consequences for black Americans in 2020. The global pandemic has disproportionately sickened and killed black people, andthe accompanying economic crisis has done outsized damage to people of color. In recent weeks, multiple stories of black people killed by white violence and police have hit the news. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/president-trump-tried-to-register-to-vote-in-florida-using-an-out-of-state-address/2020/06/03/687d0014-a4f2-11ea-b473-04905b1af82b_story.html
President Trump originally tried to register to vote in Florida while claiming his “legal residence” was in another part of the country — Washington, D.C. — according to Florida elections records.
The September 2019 registration application listed Trump’s legal residence as 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, the location of the White House. That created a potential problem for Trump: Florida law requires voters to be legal residents of the state. A month later, Trump resubmitted his application to use a Florida address and in March he voted by mail in Florida’s Republican primary.
The revisions complicate Trump’s own record as a voter at a time when the president has made unsubstantiated claims of widespread fraud in mail-in balloting. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pkyb9b/far-right-extremists-are-hoping-to-turn-the-george-floyd-protests-into-a-new-civil-war
>Armed extremists are showing up to protests and urging a “boogaloo” — code for civil war — online.
Far-right extremists are showing up, with guns, to the protests against police brutality that have exploded across the country.
Others are egging on the violence from behind their computers, urging followers to carry out acts of violence against black protesters with the goal of sparking a “race war.”
Their presence makes an uneasy addition to the escalating unrest, which was triggered by the death of George Floyd, a black man who was choked to death by a white Minneapolis police officer earlier this week.
But there’s a range of motivations that’s driving far-right interest toward the protests, which are being led by community members and Black Lives Matter, and bolstered by antifascists.
For example, the so-called Boogaloo Bois — a group of armed anti-government extremists made visible by their Hawaiian shirts — have reportedly shown up to some of the protests. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that targets social media platforms and the content on their sites.
The executive order aims to remove the protections of Section 230 in the Communications Decency Act. By repealing Section 230, social networks would be legally responsible for what people post on their platforms.
The law that protects speech over the internet has been around for more than 20 years, but has been targeted by politicians of both major parties, including presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Here’s what you need to know about Section 230, including how it’s shaped the modern internet.
What is Section 230?
The Communications Decency Act was established as Title V of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, right as the internet was growing and expanding amid the first big tech boom of the 1990s. It was initially created to regulate pornographic material on the internet.
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Christopher Cox (R-CA) created Section 230 within the Communications Decency Act to protect speech on the internet.
Long before social networking, Section 230 was meant to cover sites like news outlets with comment sections, online forums, and other websites where people could contribute their thoughts. Without Section 230, most of the sites we use today — including Google and Facebook — would not exist as we know them.
“It was very relevant 20 years ago for certain websites to happen,” said Zohar Levkovitz, CEO of anti online toxicity company L1ght.
What protections does it provide?
Section 230 says: “No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.”
https://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/what-is-section-230-the-legislation-protecting-social-media/ Massachusetts attorney general Maura Healey (D.) on Tuesday refused to denounce the violent riots occurring nationwide, likening them to the purifying effects of a forest fire.
"Yes, America is burning, but that's how forests grow," Healey said in a speech delivered to the Boston Chamber of Commerce.
Healey, who is also the co-chair of the Democratic Attorneys General Association, repeated her remarks in a tweet later the same day, adding that Americans need to "seize the opportunity" to rid the country of "institutionalized racism," which she blamed for the violence.
Today in my address to the @bostonchamber, I spoke about how we must seize the opportunity we have right now to build anew in ways that rid us of the institutionalized racism that’s led to America burning today.
— Maura Healey (@maura_healey) June 2, 2020
Republican Attorneys General Association chairman Jeff Landry called on Healey to renounce her statement shortly after, criticizing her for "inflammatory rhetoric."
"Maura Healey’s inflammatory rhetoric is part of the problem, not a solution," Landry said. "An AG is elected to uphold the rule of law and protect life and property, not to violate their oath and incite additional violence by inflaming emotions and condoning lawlessness. AG Healey has an obligation to quell fear, not incite further damage and destruction."
https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/dem-ag-letting-america-burn-is-the-path-to-growth/ Jeffrey Epstein’s former lawyer Alan Dershowitz dared Virginia Roberts Giuffre to “look in the camera” and accuse him of having sex with her — so she did.
“I challenge Virginia Roberts to come on your show, look in the camera and say the following words: ‘I accuse Alan Dershowitz of having had sex with me on six or seven occasions,'” the 81-year-old lawyer said on camera in the new docu-series “Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich.”
“She has never been willing to accuse me in public, so please accuse me on this show. I challenge you,” said the Harvard Law professor, a leading part of President Trump’slegal team for the impeachmenthearings.
The Netflix doc immediately cut to his accuser doing just that.
“I was with Alan Dershowitz multiple times. At least six that I can remember,” she said straight to the camera, as challenged.
>Hong Kong’s legislature has passed a controversial bill criminalising insult of the Chinese national anthem by a comfortable majority, despite months of wrangling over fears of curbs to free expression.
>The vote on Thursday saw 41 lawmakers – constituting the council’s pro-Beijing majority – back the resolution, whilst one objected and no one abstained. Democrats launched a last-minute protest in a bid to stall proceedings, with most refusing to take part in the ballot.
>Offenders who are found guilty of deliberately altering March of the Volunteers risk fines up to HK$50,000 or three years in prison.
>Democratic Party lawmaker Wu Chi-wai said the public was concerned about arbitrary prosecution over the law: “Are we going to see more and more draconian laws and harsher penalties?” he asked. “We used to have more tolerance and respect to the government.”
>At around 12:50 pm, democrats Eddie Chu and Ray Chan charged towards Leung holding protest placards reading “Murderous states stick for eternity,” and a container of foul-smelling liquid was dropped on the floor. >President Donald Trump on Monday threatened to send the United States military into states if the unrest that has swept multiple U.S. cities continues to grow, citing a 213-year-old law, the Insurrection Act of 1807, as his legal authority.
>"If a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them."
>While most protests have been peaceful, some demonstrations have grown violent, with police turning rubber bullets and tear gas on crowds and some protesters setting property on fire.
>Governors have already activated over 17,000 National Guard members in at least 23 states
>Washington D.C. is a federal district, meaning the president has authority to deploy troops there if he chooses
>"There’s this long tradition of not wanting the military to be used to enforce federal law, or federal Constitutional rights," says Saikrishna Prakash, a professor of law at the University of Virginia Law School whose work focuses on executive power. "But there’s also been a long tradition of it actually being used."
>The Insurrection Act was invoked multiple times to enforce desegregation during the Civil Rights Movement, for example.
>The Insurrection Act can be invoked if there’s an insurrection against state law and a state government requests federal assistance restoring order
>After the Civil War, Congress added a provision allowing the president to invoke the Act without a state’s permission if the state is failing to protect the Constitutional rights of its citizens.
>It was invoked...enforce desegregation and respond to riots. President Lyndon Johnson invoked the Act to deploy federal troops to Detroit in response to the 1967 riot.
>It was used was in 1992, during the Los Angeles riots...Rodney King.
BERLIN — The number of anti-Semitic crimes committed in Germany rose last year by 13%, Interior Minster Horst Seehofer said on Wednesday, laying the blame squarely on right-wing radicals.
Germany has stepped up efforts to counter far-right groups in recent months, especially after a gunman in the city of Halle killed two people outside a synagogue in October.
"The biggest threat in our country comes from the right. This is a reality...We must remain alert and tackle it," said Seehofer, a Bavarian conservative.
Authorities registered 2,032 crimes with an anti-Semitic background, up 13% from 2018, and Seehofer said more than 90% of those were perpetrated by right-wing radicals, said Seehofer.
Germany's Jewish community expressed shock.
"The attack in Halle last year was a signal," said Josef Schuster, President of the Central Council of Jews, urging politicians and society do more to fight anti-Semitism which, he said, had become commonplace in Germany.
"Especially on the Internet, unrestrained hatred hits us. But also on the streets and in schools the rejection of Jews is a massive problem," he said.
When will the government put an end to this tyranny of terror? Our freedoms are at stake here. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/05/30/george-floyd-protests-riots-violent-outside-agitators-minnesota/5291658002/
A security expert says intelligence reports indicate most of the hard-core protesters in Minneapolis are far-left or anarchists, and that far-right groups have not yet made a significant appearance.
"There are detractors. There are white supremacists. There are anarchists," Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan said Saturday afternoon.
However, a civil arrest list provided by the public information officer of the St. Paul Police Department shows 12 of the 18 people arrested from Thursday through 6 a.m. Saturday were from Minnesota. Five of them are from St. Paul, three are from Woodbury (part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area), two are from Minneapolis, one is from Mankato and one is from St. Louis Park. Four are from out of state and two did not have cities of residence listed.
The mayor later acknowledged the majority of arrests so far have been of Minnesota residents.
Leggat, the security consultant, said intelligence reports from his colleagues indicate most of the hard-core protesters in Minneapolis are far-left or anarchists, and that far-right groups have not yet made a significant appearance. He said looting is typically done by locals – usually people with no criminal record who just get caught up in the moment.
>Oh look, it's my turn to post the smug anime face https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-monkeys-escape-with-covid-19-samples-after-attacking-lab-assistant-11996752
A gang of monkeys attacked a laboratory assistant and escaped with a batch of coronavirus blood test samples, it has been reported.
The bizarre incident saw the troop of primates launch their assault near Meerut Medical College in Delhi, tl;dr: killed herself because of online trolls
>TOKYO - Hana Kimura, a pro wrestler and star of the popular Netflix reality TV show "Terrace House," has died at 22, news that shocked her many fans and raised immediate questions about cyberbullying and the ethics of subjecting young people to the harsh glare of reality television.
>World Wonder Wing Stardom, a wrestling league Kimura was signed to, announced the news Saturday.
>"Please be respectful and allow some time for things to process, and keep your thoughts and prayers with her family and friends," it wrote on Twitter. "We appreciate your support during this difficult time."
>Kimura was a current cast member of "Terrace House Tokyo," a show where six young people are thrown together in a house, their lives, interactions and attempts to date one another constantly filmed, scrutinized and judged by a panel of studio commentators and an army of online fans.
>It makes for compelling television, but it is clear that some cast members occasionally struggle with those pressures.
>Kimura's last Instagram post showed a photo of herself with eyes downcast, with her cat.
>"I love you, have a long, happy life. I'm sorry," she wrote.
>Several now deleted Twitter messages also showed images of slashed wrists, referring to hate messages on social media and saying she didn't want to "be a human" anymore.
>"Nearly 100 frank opinions every day. I couldn't deny that I was hurt. I'm dead," she wrote. "Thank you to everyone who supported me. I love it. I'm weak, I'm sorry."
>Kimura, with her pink hair and bubby personality, had been a star of the latest season of the popular show. Fearsome in the wrestling ring, she was innocent and charming off it, once holding a cushion in front of her face while talking to a fellow cast member she had a crush on.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/hana-kimura-pro-wrestler-and-star-of-netflixs-terrace-house-dies-at-22/2020/05/23/5690a85c-9cd6-11ea-b60c-3be060a4f8e1_story.html meanwhile two representatives of homo sapiens were successfully sent out to space a couple of days ago, which is an achievements in of itself, and no one gives a shit.
>i am special out of 8+ billion people on planet tellus, which just happens to be a part of the milky way galaxy, which is a part of a greater universe we don't know jack shit about
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAMWsWvcbtg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOvhQv-1neA A man has been arrested in Thailand for allegedly stealing his neighbours shoes in order to have sex with them.
Theerapat Klaiya, 24, had a fetish for flip-flops and was found with a staggering 126 pairs that he had pinched from locals in Nonthaburi, central Thailand, police said.
Officers identified Klaiya using footage from CCTV set up outside his latest alleged victim’s home.
When they searched the man’s home, they found his sprawling collection of shoes that he claimed he had been collecting for more than two years.
Klaiya said he would wear them around his home as it turned him on, police claimed.
He allegedly told officers that after several hours of wearing the flip-flops, he cuddled and kissed them, stripping off and rubbing them on his body, before ‘having sex with them’.
Police said his collection included dozens of different brands, sizes and colours of shoes, all of them well worn.
The vast array of footwear was laid out in front of the Nonthaburi police station as part of a press conference on Monday.
Klaiya admitted three charges of night time theft and snatching, possessing a digital transceiver without permission, and violating the coronavirus curfew, police said.
Major Colonel Ekkaphop Prasitwattanachai told local media it was not Klaiya’s first offence for similar acts.
He said: ‘After we arrested the suspect, we also found out that he had already been arrested last year for stealing flip-flops in another district.
‘He fully admitted stealing the sandals for lewd purposes, so will be detained at the station until a court appearance for prosecutors to decide on the next part of the legal process for him.’
https://metro.co.uk/2020/05/26/man-shoe-fetish-stole-126-flip-flops-have-sex-12760304/ White Supremacists respond to Gov Newsom address on June 1, after he gives a speech about the "Corona Virus" protests
Fails to mention he is declaring martial law and sending the National Guard into Sacramento, CA
Sacramento police disperse looters, large crowd after protests downtown over Floyd killing
Read more here: https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article243129806.html#storylink=cpy Rise in deaths attributed to pneumonia suggests official US coronavirus death toll is grossly undercounted
Data collected by the (CDC) suggests that tens of thousands of deaths attributed to pneumonia were more likely caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and that the real death toll from COVID-19 is nearly 50 % higher than the officially reported number of about 103,000.
According to provisional data from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), there were at least 63,752 deaths caused by the pandemic from the week ending April 4 through the week ending May 2, reflecting the sharp rise in cases in the United States beginning in mid-March. During that same period, there were 47,812 pneumonia deaths, which is 65 percent higher than normal, based on seasonal averages.
Assuming that these excess deaths were actually caused by the pandemic, either directly by the virus or by those who fell sick and were afraid to get treated at a hospital, this would bring the COVID-related mortality in April to 92,524. Extrapolating through May, this would bring the actual number of dead as a result of the coronavirus to just under 150,000.
And even these numbers are likely an underestimate. The CDC itself notes that mortality reporting is often behind by two months
WASHINGTON — Inside the White House, the mood was bristling with tension. Hundreds of protesters were gathering outside the gates, shouting curses at President Trump and in some cases throwing bricks and bottles. Nervous for his safety, Secret Service agents abruptly rushed the president to the underground bunker used in the past during terrorist attacks.
The scene on Friday night, described by a person with firsthand knowledge, kicked off an uneasy weekend at the White House as demonstrations spread after the brutal death of a black man in police custody under a white officer’s knee. While in the end officials said they were never really in danger, Mr. Trump and his family have been rattled by protests near the Executive Mansion that turned violent for a third night on Sunday.
After days in which the empathy he expressed for George Floyd, the man killed, was overshadowed by his combative threats to ramp up violence against looters and rioters, Mr. Trump spent Sunday out of sight, even as some of his campaign advisers were recommending that he deliver a nationally televised address before another night of violence. The building was even emptier than usual as some White House officials planning to work were told not to come in case of renewed unrest. Eight minutes and 46 seconds: how George Floyd was killed in police custody
The New York Times has reconstructed the death of George Floyd. Security footage, witness videos and official documents show how a series of actions by police officers turned fatal. Video: The New York Times https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thecentersquare.com/texas/texas-official-ids-antifa-members-as-organizing-violent-protests-in-state/article_2dc5dc52-a506-11ea-ae72-97269e250173.amp.html
The Center Square) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott joined Dallas and Fort Worth officials at Dallas City Hall Tuesday to discuss how the state is handling violent rioters who have taken advantage of peaceful protests organized in the state in response to the killing of a former Houston resident, George Floyd, by a Minneapolis police officer.
“People are rightfully angry,” Abbott said at the news conference, “but the beautiful thing about America is that every person has the right to make their voices heard, to protest against this injustice.
“However, violence and vandalism is never the answer, and they have no place in Dallas, Fort Worth or anywhere in the state of Texas.”
Abbott was joined by Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, Fort Worth Police Chief Ed Kraus, Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson and Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall.
Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw and Adjutant General of the Texas National Guard Major General Tracy Norris also attended and answered questions.
Abbott said he spoke with President Donald Trump about restoring order in communities nationwide. He also reiterated what he announced Monday, that the state was working with Texas Rangers, special agents with the state’s Department of Public Safety, the FBI, four Texas U.S. Attorneys, and the state’s joint terrorism task force to investigate which groups organized rioters “to cause trouble” in Texas. Don't fuck with us no mo,
We even now pigs
By TIM SULLIVAN and AMY FORLITI
Cheering protesters torched a Minneapolis police station Thursday that the department was forced to abandon as three days of violent protests spread to nearby St. Paul and angry demonstrations flared across the U.S over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer kneeled on his neck The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China has received a police notice banning their annual commemorative candlelight vigil for the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre victims for the first time in 30 years. The authorities cited the Covid-19 group gathering ban. However, there are fears the vigil in Causeway Bay’s Victoria Park – where attendees call for an end to one-party rule – may never happen again in light of the looming national security law.
The Alliance – the annual vigil organiser – said they will nevertheless go to Victoria Park in groups of eight, in accordance with disease control regulations which prohibit public gatherings of more than eight people.
They encourage the public to light candles at 8pm, observe a minute’s silence at 8:09pm and upload a photo of themselves mourning to social media platforms under the hashtag #6431truth.
Other than vigils organised by the Alliance, various district councillors and citizens are also planning to commemorate the massacre.
https://hongkongfp.com/2020/06/03/hkfp-guide-to-hong-kongs-tiananmen-massacre-commemorations-as-police-ban-annual-vigil/ LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson raised the stakes in a confrontation with China over Hong Kong on Wednesday, promising to allow nearly three million people eligible for a British overseas passport to live and work in Britain, if Beijing were to impose a new security law on the former British colony.
Mr. Johnson’s promise, made in a column in The Times of London, would open the door to a significant influx of people fleeing Hong Kong, should the situation in the city deteriorate further. But it left unanswered questions about how difficult it would be for those arrivals to obtain British citizenship.
Describing what he proposed as one of the biggest changes in Britain’s visa regime in history, Mr. Johnson said the 350,000 Hong Kong residents who hold British national overseas passports, as well as some 2.5 million who are eligible to apply for them, would be granted 12-month renewable visas that would put them on a path to citizenship.
“Many people in Hong Kong fear that their way of life — which China pledged to uphold — is under threat,” Mr. Johnson wrote. “If China proceeds to justify their fears, then Britain could not in good conscience shrug our shoulders and walk away; instead we will honor our obligations and provide an alternative.”
>Joe Biden said Monday that police under attack in the line of duty should shoot their assailants “in the leg instead of the heart” as a way to avert the killing of civilians.
>“Instead of standing there and teaching a cop, when there’s an unarmed person coming at them with a knife or something, you shoot them in the leg instead of in the heart is a very different thing. There’s a lot of different things that could change,” Biden said in a meeting with community leaders at Bethel AME Church in Wilmington, Del.
>Biden’s remarks were made as cities across the nation continue to be engulfed in violent protests in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, an African-American, by police in Minneapolis. Four officers were fired for their role in the Floyd’s death, which was captured on video. Former officer Derek Chauvin, who kneeled on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, was charged Friday with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
And this is the best bet for the Democratic party? It really makes you wonder why nobody believes in gun-control laws. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/27/honest-elections-project-conservative-voting-restrictions
Revealed: conservative group fighting to restrict voting tied to powerful dark money network
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Backed by a dark money group funded by rightwing stalwarts, the Honest Elections Project is quickly becoming a juggernaut in the escalating fight over voting rights.
Backed by a dark money group funded by rightwing stalwarts, the Honest Elections Project is quickly becoming a juggernaut in the escalating fight over voting rights. Illustration: Franziska Barczyk
This story was reported in collaboration with OpenSecrets.
A powerful new conservative organization fighting to restrict voting in the 2020 presidential election is really just a rebranded group that is part of a dark money network already helping Donald Trump’s unprecedented effort to remake the US federal judiciary, the Guardian and OpenSecrets reveal.
The organization, which calls itself the Honest Elections Project, seemed to emerge out of nowhere a few months ago and started stoking fears about voter fraud. Backed by a dark money group funded by rightwing stalwarts like the Koch brothers and Betsy DeVos’ family, the Honest Elections Project is part of the network that pushed the US supreme court picks Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, and is quickly becoming a juggernaut in the escalating fight over voting rights.
Republicans devote $20m and 50,000 people to efforts to restrict voting
Read more "Peaceful Protester"died while trying to blow up an ATM in North Philadelphia early Tuesday as thieves blew up or stole cash machines across the city overnight in what authorities believe was an “organized" and “coordinated" effort, police said.
The 24-year-old, whose name has not been released, suffered trauma to his upper body after placing explosive in a sidewalk-facing ATM outside a sports bar along North 2nd Street near Susquehanna Avenue around 6:15 a.m., Philadelphia police said.
https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/atm-explosion-philadelphia/2416372/ Friends of 4chan, nice to meet you. I am a high school student in Korea. I want to talk about the situation in Korea related to COVID-19 through this thread. I'm using this site for the first time, and I'm not good at English, so I'll use the translator, but please understand. It's really important, so please watch it.
https://news.naver.com/ < If you can speak Korean, searching for COVID-19 on this site will also help. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/05/29/trump-minneapolis-twitter-protest/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-high_mm-trumptwitter-7am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory-ans&itid=hp_hp-top-table-high_mm-trumptwitter-7am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory-ans
President Trump took to Twitter early Friday to condemn Minneapolis demonstrators as “THUGS,” threaten military intervention and predict local looting could lead to “shooting,” prompting the social-media company to take the unprecedented step of limiting the public’s ability to view his tweet. My city again. :)
>This has to stop.
>The rioters in Portland savagely attacked a man for having an American flag, then brutalized a man who had tried to help him.
>The man with a flag was confronted by the rioters who sucker punched him and attempted to steal it. He refused to let go of it, even as the violent mob pounced on him.
>As the mob attacked the lone man, others on the outside threw projectiles at him.
>One man attempted to stop the horrific violence and was chased and beat down for it. The violent criminals attacked him from behind and he landed face first on the pavement.
>As he laid in the street unresponsive, one of the men kicked him in the head as hard as they possibly could. The man's face was left a bloody and mangled mess. Large fragments of his teeth were mixed with his blood on the pavement.
>"Knocked his motherf-cking ass out," a callous female rioter is heard saying as the man lay unconscious. One can't help but wonder how someone was raised that would make them so apathetic to violence.
>Another rioter can be heard yelling "black lives matter you f-ggot."
>Volunteer "medics for protesters came over, and patronizingly helped him. They lectured him about how it was his fault that he was attacked from behind, because he shouldn't have went against the mob that was attacking the other man.
>"You're lucky they're even helping you. Who the f-ck are you running your mouth like that?" another rioter asks.
>"Do not, do not protest against black lives because guess what, we're showing up for you even though you're being terrible to people," one of the volunteer "medics" said as the other wiped some blood off his face.
https://districtherald.com/portland-riot-mob-brutally-beats-man-for-having-american-flag-attack-man-who-tried-to-help-him/ It happened again.
A local Louisville, KY., reporter and camera operator were shot with pepper balls in the middle of a live broadcast on Friday covering protests against police brutality.
Video of the encounter shows Kaitlin Rust, a reporter for CBS affiliate WAVE 3 News, narrating as she walks around the area of the protest before suddenly screaming: "I'm getting shot!"
Rust appears shocked but continues reporting, explaining what's happening as the camera focuses in on an officer pointing a gun with pepper bullets at the cameraman.
"It's okay it's those pepper bullets."
The anchors back in the studio then ask, "who are they aiming at?"
"At us," Rust responds. "Directly at us."
Then another anchor says, "they're shooting at our crew."
Pepper balls contain chemicals similar to pepper spray and are shot in pellets.
Yesterday a CNN crew got arrested live on TV in Minneapolis
https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1266315061221613569 Andrew had lived in his apartment for 10 years and never smoked. Maria had a spouse who smoked but had passed away three years ago.
Yet, when San Diego State University researchers swabbed doors, tables, and cabinets in each apartment, both had high levels of toxic nicotine residue on different surfaces.
"When someone quits smoking or moves, you don't throw out a couch or the carpet, because you don't think about smoke residue, but after decades of smoking, this residue can be 50 times higher than in a new apartment with active smokers," Georg Matt said. "When you smoke, tobacco smoke chemicals accumulate over time and create these reservoirs that fill slowly and also empty slowly. Some of these reservoirs may never be depleted because chemicals are still sticky."
Matt is director of the Thirdhand Smoke Resource Center at SDSU and a professor of psychology who was principal investigator of the study, to be published in Preventive Medicine Reports this month.
His interest in smoke residue began as a puzzle more than 20 years ago. He and his fellow researchers could not figure out why young children showed exposure to tobacco toxicants after their parents had stopped smoking. When they explored the reasons, they pinpointed residue as the culprit.
According to previous studies, smoke residue can damage DNA, impair cardiovascular functioning, and compromise the immune and respiratory systems.
For this study, Matt and his collaborators in SDSU's School of Public Health, professors Eunha Hoh and Jennifer Quintana, tested surfaces in 220 affordable housing apartments in complexes located in San Diego's City Heights community and the cities of Chula Vista, National City and El Cajon. The samples were analyzed in Hoh's environmental health lab.
Senate Republicans have launched politically loaded investigations into the Obama administration and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden that are expected to carry on into the fall.
On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee begins the first of a planned series of hearings on the origins of the FBI's 2016 Russia investigation into possible ties with the Trump campaign. Republicans are particularly interested in the decision-making inside the Obama-Biden administration.
Further, the Senate Homeland Security Committee late last month approved a subpoena along party lines for Blue Star Strategies, a consulting firm that worked for Ukrainian energy company Burisma when Biden's son Hunter served on the board.
"The public deserves to know how a guy who was vice president of the U.S. who is currently trying to be president got away with using the U.S. government to force a foreign country to stop investigating a company that was paying his son over $80,000 a month," said Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla.
Andrew Bates, a spokesman for the Biden campaign, accused the committee's chairman, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., of abusing his power to aid Trump.
"We're in the middle of the worst public health and economic crisis in a century," he said, "and what is Senator Johnson focused on? Running a political errand for Donald Trump by wasting Homeland Security Committee time and resources attempting to resurrect a craven, previously-debunked smear against Vice President Biden." https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2020/05/31/graphic-video-portland-rioters-threaten-man-they-kicked-in-the-head-do-not-protest-against-black-lives-n472094 >I love the sound of thug skulls hitting the pavement in the morning......
It would be the first time the act to deploy U.S. troops was invoked since the 1992 Rodney King protests.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump could announce as early as Monday night that he’s invoking a 213-year-old federal law that would allow him to deploy active-duty U.S. troops to respond to protests in cities across the country, according to four people familiar with the decision.
The military police forces would come from Fort Bragg in North Carolina and possibly Fort Belvoir in Virginia and could arrive in Washington, D.C., within hours, these people said.
Trump’s decision to invoke the Insurrection Act, adopted in 1807, to deploy troops comes as his frustrations mount over the protests that have followed the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed in police custody last week in Minneapolis. The people familiar with his decision said he was angry Sunday night at the destruction protestors caused in Washington, particularly the vandalization of national monuments.
Some of the president’s aides have been encouraging him for days to invoke the act, as he weighs options for exercising executive powers to address the crisis. The act was last invoked during the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles.
After trying to drive through the protest, the driver swerved directly at a young black man, knocking him to the ground.
A woman who drove through a protest in Denver on Thursday appeared to deliberately try to run over a young black man, swerving directly at him and knocking him to the ground, according to a video of the incident.
The protest was one of many that have broken outnationwideover the death ofGeorge Floyd, a black man who was killed by police in Minneapolis after an officer pushed a knee into his neck as he repeatedly said, "I can't breathe."
Video of the incident shows a car driving through the crowd, with the young man clutching onto the hood. He falls off the hood, landing on his feet.
The car then sharply turns, knocking him to the ground, before speeding away in the other direction.
Protesters can be heard screaming in horror as the car swerves, and one yells to the man, "Watch out!"
Anabel Escobar, the 29-year-old who filmed the incident, told BuzzFeed News the person in the car was trying to drive down the street where the protesters were demonstrating. Protesters tried to block the car, but the driver "continued to accelerate into the group of people," Escobar said.
"In order to not get ran over, the guy in the video jumped on her car. She keeps accelerating with him on the car, and when he could, he jumped off," she said. "Instead of driving forward to get out, she made a hard right to come back toward the protesters and hit the guy."
A spokesperson for the Denver Police Department told BuzzFeed News it is "aware of the incident" and is "looking for the victim as well as the driver." https://www.reuters.com/article/us-minneapolis-police-autopsy/state-independent-autopsies-agree-on-homicide-in-george-floyd-case-but-clash-on-underlying-cause-idUSKBN2383JO?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews
(Reuters) - A medical examiner’s office on Monday ruled that the death of George Floyd, the black man whose killing in Minneapolis police custody last week triggered nationwide protests, was a homicide and that he died from asphyxiation.
The medical examiner’s finding that the death was a homicide confirms the same conclusion of the independent autopsy that was also released on Monday, but there are key differences over the cause.
A press release from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner said that Floyd, who struggled to breathe as an officer pinned him down by kneeling on his neck, had “recent methamphetamine use” and “fentanyl intoxication” - along with hypertension and coronary artery disease - all of which were possible contributing factors to his death.
But two doctors who carried out that independent autopsy of Floyd, 46, and two attorneys for the family said that he had no underlying health conditions that may have contributed to his death. They argued that not only the officer who was kneeing Floyd’s neck killed him, but also two officers who were pressing their weight onto Floyd’s back while he was on the ground.
They added that they did not have information on toxicology and any drug or alcohol use by Floyd.
Dr. Allecia Wilson of the University of Michigan, one of the two forensic doctors who performed the independent autopsy, said the evidence pointed to homicide by “mechanical asphyxia” meaning from some physical force that interfered with oxygen supply.
While the county’s full autopsy report has not yet been released - Monday’s press release appeared to show authorities walked back their conclusions on what killed Floyd. >He has said, without offering evidence, that much of the rioting that has wracked American cities over recent nights has been carried out by supporters of the amorphous "antifa" movement -- a loose group of people who define themselves as anti-fascist. He tweeted Sunday that the U.S. would designate the group a terrorist organization, but the White House did not say Monday under what legal authority it would do so, nor did it explain how it could prosecute its members as terrorists.
>He said at another point: "It is a war in a certain sense and we're gonna end it fast.”
> In a dramatic escalation of a national crisis, National Guard troops were deployed near the White House Monday evening hours after President Donald Trump said he wanted a military show of force against violent protests gripping the country.
>Shortly after, Trump came to the White House Rose Garden to call himself the "law and order" president, saying "domestic terrorism" was to blame for the unrest.
>"As we speak, I am dispatching thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel, and law enforcement officers to stop the rioting, looting, vandalism, assaults, and the wanton destruction of property," he said. "We will end it now."
He called on governors to use their National Guard military police units to "dominate the streets" and said he would deploy the active duty military if governors failed to use the National Guard more forcefully.
>He said he may invoke the 1807 Insurrection Act, which permits a president to deploy military inside the U.S. to deal with civil disorder.
An angry mob outraged at the death of George Floyd stormed CNN’s world headquarters Friday night in Atlanta, vandalizing the building’s facade, breaking windows, and tossing a firecracker or smoke bomb at officers blocking the entrance.
Video posted by CNN personalities and others showed demonstrators in a large, rowdy crowd jumping on police cars outside the CNN Center, which was defaced with graffiti, setting fires, and throwing rocks and bottles.
Police reacted by deploying tear gas and making some arrests, as shown on video.
“That is the CNN world headquarters,” said CNN host Chris Cuomo. “Police had been outside, and then as the crowds advanced on CNN, and they were on top of the CNN logo and spray-painting things on it, and they started to light cars on fire and become increasingly violent, we had the police move inside CNN and then the windows of CNN were broken. And so you had a big point of ingress.”
The crowd was one of many that gathered at major cities across the nation to protest the death of Mr. Floyd, 46, who died Monday in Minneapolis after an officer kneeled on his neck during an arrest for using a phony $20 bill at a grocery store.
What you’re seeing live on CNN is vandalism in the lobby of CNN Center in Atlanta. So disturbing to see,” tweeted CNN “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter. “FYI: Our control rooms and newsroom employees are several floors and locked doors away. The coverage continues, no matter what.” As lawmakers mount pressure on Chinese foreign students, Campus Reform reexamines a scandal that has affected campuses across the country: rampant cheating from Chinese students.
Reports indicate that not only do Chinese students cheat on their college applications, but many continue to cheat even after they’ve arrived in the U.S.
Fake transcripts and essays, falsified letters of recommendation and test scores, paid consultants, and fake passports and IDs.
https://campusreform.org/?id=14951 Fem Russian Police Colonel with COVfefe-19 falls from window
Strange covfefe-19 symptom strikes again!
3 physicians in Russia tried to fly out of windows amid mysterious circumstances during the coronavirus outbreak.
A nd now a female police lieutenant colonel has tried to fly from a window on the fifth floor of a Moscow hospital treating coronavirus patients.
The reports said the incident occurred at Moscow City Clinical Hospital No. 24 on the evening of May 30.
The woman, identified as 45-year-old Yulia B. by Komsomolskaya pravda, was described as a senior expert at the Forensic Center of the Interior Ministry.
The newspaper reported that the police lieutenant colonel died on the spot, but Russian media organization RBC said she survived the fall and was placed in an intensive-care unit where she will die shortly.
Komsomolskaya pravda said the police colonel left her ward to go into the corridor, then tried to fly from the fifth floor window, and landed on the grass below..
https://www.rferl.org/a/russian-police-colonel-being-treated-for-covid-19-falls-from-moscow-hospital-window/30646886.html The woman who allegedly threw a lit Molotov cocktail into an NYPD car full of cops early Saturday has been slapped with a federal charge of damaging a police vehicle — a far cry from the attempted murder charges sought by the NYPD.
Samantha Shader, 27, of Catskill, New York, allegedly tossed the makeshift explosive into the marked police vehicle parked at Eastern Parkway and Washington Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn around 1:12 a.m, as a night of destructive protests over the killing of George Floyd winded down, federal prosecutors said.
The bottle shattered two of the vehicle’s windows as four cops sat inside — but the gas inside did not ignite, the feds said in a criminal complaint released early Sunday.
The complaint cites a single charge against Shader: Causing Damage by Fire and Explosives to a Police Vehicle.
Prosecutors obtained a witness video they said showed Shader hurl the device as a man attempted to shield her from onlookers.
The NYPD initially pressed for attempted-murder charges against the demonstrator — but federal prosecutors have now taken over the case and assumed custody.
Shader will be detained pending an initial court appearance on Monday. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn declined to comment early Sunday on whether she could face additional charges.
The feds also announced that two Brooklynites, Colinford Mattis, 32, and Urooj Rahman, 31, were also slapped with the same federal charge after allegedly tossing a Molotov cocktail at a parked, empty NYPD vehicle outside of the 88th Precinct in Fort Greene in a separate attack that came minutes earlier on Friday.
The pair were allegedly driving by the precinct in a tan minivan when they stopped to hurl the lit explosive through an already broken window of the vehicle, setting the car on fire, prosecutors said.
MINNEAPOLIS — In casting blame on those responsible for the worst damage from the riots, local and state leaders attributed it to people not from Minnesota.
But publicly available data does not support those claims, KARE 11 Investigates has found.
“I think our best estimate of what we heard are about 20 percent are Minnesotans, and 80 percent are outside,” Gov. Tim Walz said during a Saturday morning press conference.
“I want to be very, very clear,” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said during the press conference. “The people that are doing this are not Minneapolis residents. They are coming in largely from outside of this city, outside of the region, to prey on everything we have built over the last several decades.”
A review of all the arrests made by Minneapolis-based police agencies for rioting, unlawful assembly and burglary-related crimes from Friday to Saturday tells a different story. >China’s ruling Communist Party signaled that it is moving swiftly to bring Hong Kong under its full control, with a top official saying Thursday that Beijing plans to alter the system that has allowed the territory to enjoy a level of autonomy for the past 23 years.
>After steadily eroding Hong Kong’s political freedoms and independent legal system, the party appears to be preparing to change the Basic Law, Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, which sets out rights unavailable in mainland China such as freedom of assembly and the press.
>The new approach marks a dramatic escalation in Beijing’s crackdown in the former British colony, and the clearest indication that it now views Hong Kong as a restive region to be brought to heel after widespread anti-government protests last year.
>“We will ensure the long-term stability of ‘one country, two systems,’” Wang Yang, head of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, said at the opening of the annual meeting of the country’s top political advisory body. The meeting is the first part of the “Two Sessions,” which will continue Friday with the National People’s Congress, the rubber-stamp parliament.
>“We will continue to support the improvement of the implementation of the systems and mechanisms of the constitution and Basic Law,” Wang said in a report to the meeting.
>Local media in Hong Kong, including the South China Morning Post, reported Thursday that Beijing will pass a comprehensive national security law in Hong Kong by fiat, bypassing the city’s legislature and chief executive. The Hong Kong dollar weakened sharply against the U.S. dollar as the reports emerged.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-signals-plan-to-take-full-control-of-hong-kong-realigning-citys-status/2020/05/21/2c3850ee-9b48-11ea-ad79-eef7cd734641_story.html A looter was dragged by a fedex truck after its fellow looters created an unsafe environment by blocking the emergency exit & not following proper social distancing guidelines.
The family of the loot has request increased safely measured be enforced on looters.
What a shame, I like rockets. Though usually, low to medium middle-class social standing. A small portion might be of higher wealth but not the breadmaker. The leech; child, spouse, family bum, next in line for a heritage, whoreman (retired poolboy.)
The reason I'm pointing this out to new viewers is that you'll witness a lot of "trigger" threads on here. These are created by white kids known on here as retards and skitsos. They'll usually comment on their own thread as well, posing as another user, while using a secondary IP address: a cellphone, PC, tablet, etc. Sometimes, many IP devices. Thus, creating a trending thread (multiple bumps from numerous IPs.)
Whenever you hear a retard tell you, "kys," that means he's trying to trigger you for an emotional response. KYS means to kill yourself.
Based and (anything)pilled means, "would you like to have homosexual sex with me, please?" Be cautious when seeing one use that response. They can become very hostile if you ignore their request.
Additionally, when you see a thread on here with a picture of a nigger chimp man and white girl kissing, suggesting an abomination relationship along with, "Is this hurting you white people?" That's a white kid. However, when you see anything Nazi or relating to white supremacy, that's a nigger chimp boomer trying to trigger other chimps.
A white man who's proud to be white understand niggers are monkeys and no good in our society wouldn't give any nigger chimp the day or time to debate anything.
>>"Would you discuss physics with a monkey in a cage?"
https://www.newstatesman.com/world/2020/05/ivanka-trump-taken-red-pill-tweet-elon-musk-reddit-4chan Florida Woman is indeed real.
>Patricia Ripley, the West Kendall mother who initially claimed her severely autistic 9-year-old son had been kidnapped, ultimately admitted she was to blame for the child's death at a canal and said "he's going to be in a better place," police said.
>The shocking details of her confession emerged Saturday as Miami-Dade homicide detectives booked Ripley, 47, into jail on a charge of first-degree murder. The arrest came a little more than a day after she reported that Alejandro Ripley had been kidnapped by two robbers who ran her car off the road Thursday night - a report that sparked a frantic statewide manhunt and ended early Friday when his body was found in a pond at the Miccosukee Golf & Country Club.
>And authorities said the murder was well-planned - she actually tried drowning Alejando earlier Thursday night, but was thwarted when a good Samaritan stepped in and rescued the boy from the water.
>"An hour later, she brought the boy to a different canal ... this time, there was no one there to save him," Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said at a Saturday morning press conference.
>Alejandro was non-verbal and in the past had attended Greater Heights Academy, a West Kendall school for special-needs children. The boy received tutoring at home, and investigators believe the task may have overwhelmed Ripley in recent months.
>His body was found wearing a wearing a blue Captain America T-shirt and diapers. The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner's Office was conducting an autopsy on Saturday.
>Ripley, a married mother of two, appeared during a brief court hearing on Saturday, via closed-circuit television wearing a special gown for inmates under suicide watch. A judge ordered she be held with no bond on a count of first-degree murder. She is also charged with attempted first-degree murder.
Also, video: https://streamable.com/g3zz0c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpXdXLaJhKE
Joins her buddy afterwards and strolls away.. https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/06/no-unifying-trump-speech-george-floyd-protests.html
After months of a deadly pandemic, weeks of economic catastrophe, and days of rage in the streets, America is in dire need of unifying inspiration. It’s the sort of thing presidents have on occasion supplied, and some are looking to the 45th president of the United States expecting a Big Speech or an equivalent gesture. After all, aren’t we now experiencing the “American carnage” that in his inaugural address Donald Trump pledged “stops right here and stops right now”? But as the Washington Post’s Philip Rucker notes, Trump has nothing to say to the American people at the moment:
In cities across America on Sunday, people awoke to see shattered glass, charred vehicles, bruised bodies and graffiti-tagged buildings. Demonstrators gathered again in peaceful daytime protest of racial injustice. By evening, thousands had converged again in front of the White House, where people had rioted and set fires the night before.
President Trump stayed safely ensconced inside and had nothing to say, besides tweeting fuel on the fire.
Never in the 1,227 days of Trump’s presidency has the nation seemed to cry out for leadership as it did Sunday, yet Trump made no attempt to provide it.
Rucker suggests this occlusion of the supposed national leader reflects a conscious decision:
Trump and some of his advisers calculated that he should not speak to the nation because he had nothing new to say and had no tangible policy or action to announce yet, according to a senior administration official. Evidently not feeling an urgent motivation Sunday to try to bring people together, he stayed silent.
Politico reports, however, that within the White House, an inconclusive debate is underway as to what Trump should do: The husband of a Reopen NC movement leader posted a video to Facebook Friday in which he said he is willing to kill people to protect the country against what he calls the New World Order.
Adam Smith recorded the video while he was driving.
He said that he hoped his children would look back at the time during the COVID-19 pandemic as a time when the U.S. resisted what he called the “New World Order,” a reference to the stay-at-home orders in North Carolina and most states.
“And America said, ‘No,’” said Smith, a Marine Corps veteran. “We’re taking up arms. It’s time for us to fight against this. We’re not going to stop. If you want to go to the full force time, we have the forces to retaliate...Do we want to pick up arms? Do we want to kill anybody? Of course not. Nobody wants to take lives.”
“Are we willing to kill people? Are we willing to lay our lives down? We have to say yes,”
Later in the 17-minute video, he said, “If you bring force, we’re gonna bring force. If you bring guns, we’re gonna bring guns. If you’re armed with this, we’re gonna be armed with this.”
After Adam Smith’s video was originally taken down on Facebook, Ashley Smith reposted it Sunday. She complained that he is under attack by the “liberal media” and said she is releasing the video in full because “maybe you agree with him and maybe you don’t but we have nothing to hide. This group is built on the constitution and that includes free speech and the Second Amendment.”
Adam Smith was also present along with other armed Blue Igloo demonstrators in downtown Raleigh on May 16. Blue Igloo is likely a play on the word “Boogaloo,” which the Anti-Defamation League describes as a slang term for a coming civil war.
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article242971806.html Can't decide if this is decent or I'm just an asshole. Just had some feelings about this all going down over a twenty and wanted to get them out.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/05/31/george-floyd-protests-live-updates/ YouTube has admitted that it automatically deleted comments that criticized China’s ruling Communist Party (CCP).
The video platform — owned by Google’s parent company, Alphabet — said the automatic removal of certain comments was down to “an error” with its automated enforcement systems. The issue was first confirmed to The Verge.
“We’re always working to resolve issues on YouTube,” a YouTube spokesperson said. “Upon review by our teams, we have confirmed this was an error in our enforcement systems.”
If comments contained the words ”共匪” (“communist bandit”) or ”五毛” (“50-cent party”) then they were picked up by YouTube’s comment filters and deleted in around 15 seconds
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/27/youtube-china-communisty-party-comments.html https://worldtrendall.blogspot.com/2020/05/after-more-than-108-years-3-rescue.html >As if trips to the grocery store weren’t nerve-wracking enough, U.S. shoppers lately have seen the costs of meat, eggs and even potatoes soar as the coronavirus has disrupted processing plants and distribution networks.
>Overall, the cost of food bought to eat at home skyrocketed by the most in 46 years, and analysts caution that meat prices in particular could remain high as slaughterhouses struggle to maintain production levels while implementing procedures intended to keep workers healthy.
>While price spikes for staples such as eggs and flour have eased as consumer demand has leveled off, prices remain volatile for carrots, potatoes and other produce because of transportation issues and the health of workers who pick crops and work in processing plants.
>In short, supermarket customers and restaurant owners shouldn’t expect prices to drop anytime soon.
>“Our biggest concern is long-term food costs. I believe they will continue to go up,” said Julie Kalambokidis, co-owner of Adriano’s Brick Oven, a restaurant in Glenwood, Iowa.
>Tamra Kennedy, who owns nine Mexican-inspired fast food franchises in Iowa and Minnesota, joined Kalambokidis on a call set up by Iowa U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne and said sometimes even getting essential ingredients is difficult.
>“You can pick an ingredient and I can tell you there are shortages,” she said.
>Big fluctuations in food prices began in March, when the coronavirus pandemic began to sink in for U.S. consumers.
>The Labor Department reports that the 2.6% jump in April food prices was the largest monthly increase in 46 years. Prices for meats, poultry, fish and eggs increased the most, rising 4.3%. Although the 2.9% jump in cereals and bakery products wasn’t as steep, it was still the largest increase the agency has recorded.
>Dairy and related products, and fruits and vegetables increased by 1.5 percent in April.
https://apnews.com/54f1efe0afa71b0a939fda91cf917366 >Black Panther activists sport assault rifles in guiding remembrance parade through neighborhood where Ahmaud Arbert was shot and killed
https://youtu.be/up9eg7_8_SY Don't let them trar apart the goddamn country!
For anyone that doesn't know: https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/dc/george-floyd-protest-dc-white-house-capitol-hill-trump-hotel-highways/65-54c61594-cef6-40d8-9e14-b57adc026d5e
I am not a regular here, im just trying to save the world through media. President Trump said on Sunday the government will designate Antifa — the far-left extremist group his administration says is carrying out violence during the nationwide George Floyd protests — as a “terrorist” organization.
“The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization,” the president said on Twitter.
The designation could put Antifa — short for anti-fascist — under the domestic terror label laid out in the 2001 USA Patriot Act, which allows federal law enforcement agencies to target the entire organization.
However there is no law on the books specifically against providing support to domestic terrorist organizations — unlike foreign terror groups.
Shortly after Trump’s tweet, Attorney General William Barr released a statement saying “violent radical elements” are hijacking legitimate protests to “pursue their own separate, violent, and extremist agenda.”
He said federal resources will be coordinated with state and local officials through the existing network of 56 regional FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces to apprehend and charge “the violent radical agitators.”
“The violence instigated and carried out by Antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly,” Barr said.
In another Tweet, Trump praised the National Guard for the “great job” they did in Minneapolis on Saturday.
“The ANTIFA led anarchists, among others, were shut down quickly. Should have been done by Mayor on first night and there would have been no trouble!” Trump tweeted.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz ordered the deployment of the National Guard on Saturday to end the “wanton destruction” caused in Minneapolis during the protests that he blamed on instigators from outside the state — like drug cartels to white supremacists.
Donald Trump has lashed out at Twitter after it limited access to one of his tweets.
The social media firm said the post, in which Mr Trump suggested he would have people rioting in the wake of George Floyd’s death shot, had violated its rules on glorifying violence.
Mr Floyd died after being restrained by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Protests sparked by the release of bodycam footage showing his violent arrest have morphed into riots, leading Mr Trump to threaten to send in the National Guard.
“Twitter is doing nothing about all of the lies & propaganda being put out by China or the Radical Left Democrat Party. They have targeted Republicans, Conservatives & the President of the United States. Section 230 should be revoked by Congress. Until then, it will be regulated!” Mr Trump tweeted on Friday after learning he had been censured.
The tweet that Jack Dorsey’s company decided had finally crossed the line saw the US president reference a civil-rights-era police chief who threatened to use lethal force against rioters in 1967. On Thursday night it reduced the ability of other users to interact with the post, but allowed it to remain live. >Over 400 individuals were arrested Sunday night in Santa Monica after a night filled with looting and unrest, but officials say 95% were individuals who traveled to the city in order to cause chaos.
>The arrest charges ranged from looting, assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a police officer and curfew violations. The city imposed a 4 p.m. curfew Sunday as a result of the looting, but authorities didn't begin to enforce the curfew until later in the evening.
>Many government officials both locally and nationwide have continued to clarify the difference between protesters and looters, saying that the latter came with the intent of capitalizing on the large crowds and fragile state of the nation from the coronavirus pandemic for personal gain.
"The family and friends of the Federal Protective Service officer who was shot and killed at the Federal Building in Oakland Friday night have confirmed his identity to ABC7 I-Team's Dan Noyes. The victim is 53-year-old Patrick Underwood of Pinole, Calif."
"They say Underwood died from gunshot wounds sustained after shots were red by an unidentied subject in a vehicle"
"A senior official with the Department of Homeland Security tells ABC News that the shooting is related to the protest over George Floyd's death. A second FPS officer was wounded and is in critical condition. His identity has not yet been released."
Why aren't we hearing about this? The senseless death of an officer with a wife and family because of a death he had nothing to do with. The media has been so consumed with spreading information about riots and George Floyd and hasn't brought this up once. Sickening. President Donald Trump tweeted that he was designating Antifa as a terrorist organization.
That followed Trump and Attorney General William Barr earlier pointing to anti-fascist organizers and anarchists as culprits behind the mayhem following the death of a 46-year-old black man, George Floyd, at the hands of Minneapolis police. Others said right-wing extremists such as Boogaloo followers, who hope to bring about a second Civil War, were pushing for such uprising in the protests.
"This is being driven by Antifa," national security adviser Robert O'Brien told CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday. "
So much for the rich orange man making America rich like all his failed businesses. We already knew Trump was an unhinged sexual predator, but it turns out he rapes prepubescent children too.
>Michael Parker, 10 years old, oral rape in Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach FL in 1992. Trump paid his parents a $3 million settlement.
>Kelly Feuer, 12 years old, allegations of rape at Trump Tower, NY, NY. $1 million settlement paid in 1989.
>Charles Bacon, 11 years old, oral and anal rape at Trump Tower in 1994. $3 million dollar settlement.
>Rebecca Conway, 13 years old, rape and oral rape at Trump Vineyard Estates in Charlottesville, VA in 2012. $5 million dollar settlement.
Over and over and over...
https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4357335/doe-v-trump/ As someone who worked in videography in the past, these type of shitheads do not surprise me.
>COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The family of a Colorado Springs woman who lost her life in a car crash near Calhan in February is trying to settle her affairs, but her wedding videographer is refusing a refund.
>Alexis Wyatt died in a car crash on Highway 24 near Calhan in February. Her fiancé, Justin Montney, reached out to our ABC sister station, KRDO-TV, for help after Copper Stallion Media threatened to sue him for a review he left on TheKnot.com.
>Montney said he paid $1,800 to Copper Stallion Media and the company refused to give him a refund after Wyatt passed away.
>"They should have been able to do (that) because they didn't render any services," Montney said.
>He added that the company said they could extend his service to his next wedding, which "was a very a very insensitive thing to tell me."
>As Montney's experience went public, people left negative reviews on Copper Stallion Media's social media pages.
>Copper Stallion Media responded by redirecting it's entire business website and Yelp page to a new website, JustinMontney.com, attacking Montney and accusing him of trying to "shake us down."
>"He admits the contract was nonrefundable but says we should give the money back due to the circumstance. Life is a b*tch, Justin" the site reads.
>The owner then mocked that the website is registered for two years using the non-refundable deposit.
>On May 23, the company posted a photo of the couple with the following, "Today would have been the day where we would have filmed Justin and Alexis' wedding. After what Justin pulled with the media stunt to try and shake us down for a refund we hope you sob and cry all day for what would have been your wedding day."
>The family has created a GoFundMe to create memorials for Alexis Wyatt.
https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/contact7/wedding-videographer-refuses-to-provide-refund-after-brides-death-harasses-her-family https://nypost.com/2020/05/26/woman-placed-on-leave-at-work-after-viral-central-park-video/ True or false
President Donald Trump said he isn't sure if there will be more protesters or supporters at the White House Saturday but claims his supporters, whom he refers to as MAGA, "love black people." https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/31/american-volunteers-erase-rioters-graffiti-damage/ Don't make sense this was a cop. St Paul police denied it. Snopes says unverified.
http://www.edrants.com/agents-provocateurs-in-minneapolis-who-are-the-umbrella-man-and-the-pink-shirt-pizza-guy/ Have you been missing something amid the lockdowns and stay-at-home orders? No, not human contact. Not even toilet paper.
Industry experts say robocalls are way down — scam calls as well as nagging from your credit-card company to pay your bill. The coronavirus pandemic has inflicted millions of job losses, and scammers have not been immune.
YouMail, which offers a robocall-blocking service, says 2.9 billion robocalls were placed in April in the U.S., down from 4.1 billion in March and 4.8 billion in February. That’s a daily average of 97 million calls in April, down from 132 million in March and 166 million in April.
The main reason: many global call centers have closed or are operating with fewer workers, said YouMail CEO Alex Quilici. While it may be odd to think of scams being run out of call centers rather than a dark, creepy basement or a garage, that's often the case, particularly in countries such as India and the Philippines, experts said.
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Cornavirus-pandemic-claims-another-victim-15288805.php A forester’s dog made the bizarre discovery, which turned up a cleanly severed hand and foot — which still had skin, hair, and nails — last week in a forest near Grafrath, about 27 miles west of Munich, The Associated Press reported Thursday.
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/ny-ape-body-parts-german-forest-20200529-2vmnsj2ts5h3lpgcpbspfonomi-story.html >inb4 reddit link
A user on reddit shared a video depicting themselves standing out of their porch after the MLPS curfew. Military police and the National Guard were walking down a residential block, ordering residents to stay inside their home. When the civilians failed to comply, one military officer proclaimed, “Light them up,” and the group began shooting rubber bullets on the resident’s own porch. One resident was hit, and every one of the residents ran inside in a panic. Only a month after it was released for free, in its entirety, the Michael Moore-produced, Jeff Gibbs-directed climate change documentary, Planet of the Humans, has been taken down from YouTube — but not for the reason you might think.
Though the one-hour, 40-minute spanning film amassed a great deal of backlash last month — with climate change activists calling for it to be removed from the streaming platform after suggesting it was “shockingly misleading” and “riddled with falsehoods and misinformation” — it was blocked as a result of a copyright infringement claim from a British photographer.
That’s right, on May 23, Toby Smith, the London-based, environmental professional photographer, filed a dispute to YouTube, alleging that Gibbs and his team had violated fair usage by using four seconds of footage from the 2014 short film Rare Earthenware, according to the Guardian.
“This attempt to take down our film and prevent the public from seeing it is a blatant act of censorship by political critics of Planet of the Humans.”
“There is absolutely no copyright violation in my film. This is just another attempt by the film’s opponents to subvert the right to free speech.”
Enjoy your hunger riots, America. Ever experienced hunger riots? That little pro-democracy protest you're dealing with right now is nothing in comparison. This year is going to be a historic one. Twitter says President Donald Trump has violated its rule against glorifying violence and has affixed a warning label to one of his tweets — the first time such action has been taken against the president's account.
The social media platform is using what it calls a "public interest notice" to flag the president's incendiary post about the protests and violence in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
This means the tweet will not be removed, but will be hidden behind a notice that says "this Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public's interest for the Tweet to remain accessible." Users can view it if they click past the notice.
"As is standard with this notice, engagements with the Tweet will be limited," the company said. "People will be able to Retweet with Comment, but will not be able to Like, Reply or Retweet it."
The post in question was about a third night of protests following the death of George Floyd, a black man who was filmed on video saying that he could not breathe as a white police officer used his knee to pin Floyd down.
As cable news networks carried images of fires and destructive protests in Minneapolis, the president tweeted at 12:53 a.m. ET: "these THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won't let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!"
His phrase "when the looting starts, the shooting starts," mirrors language used by a Miami police chief in the late 1960s in the wake of riots. Its use was immediately condemned by a wide array of individuals, from historians to members of rival political campaigns.
Some users reported the tweet to Twitter as a rule violation.
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/29/tech/trump-twitter-minneapolis/index.html https://www.msnbc.com/11th-hour/watch/fierce-protests-erupt-after-fatal-arrest-of-george-floyd-84011077797 https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/499438-missouri-officials-slam-irresponsible-and-dangerous-behavior-seen-in
Missouri officials slam 'irresponsible and dangerous' behavior seen in images of Memorial Day crowds
Missouri officials on Monday slammed the “irresponsible and dangerous” behavior of people who crowded pools and patios at the Lake of the Ozarks over Memorial Day weekend.
Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams released a statement Monday warning people that the coronavirus pandemic is not over.
“This Memorial Day, we caution that COVID-19 is still here, and social distancing needs to continue to prevent further spread of infections,” he said. “Close contact with others even if you are in the outdoors is still considered close contact and can lead to more infections as we still have new cases of COVID-19 being detected each day in Missouri.”
The comments come after videos and photos showed scores of people at the Lake of the Ozarks during the holiday weekend. Footage of a resort in the area, which went viral after being shared by an anchor for CNN affiliate KTVK in Arizona, showed dozens in the pool without masks.
St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson condemned the people in crowds, especially at the Lake of the Ozarks, calling their actions “irresponsible and dangerous.” The city of St. Louis does not have jurisdiction over the area, but its constituents frequently visit the lake.
“Now, these folks will be coming home to St. Louis and counties all over Missouri and the Midwest, raising concerns about the potential of more positive cases, hospitalizations, and tragically, deaths,” Krewson said, in a statement obtained by The Hill. “It’s just deeply disturbing.”
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