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    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- A Newport Beach man has been charged for pulling a gun on Black Lives Matter protesters.It was caught on tape back in June.Orange County prosecutors say Travis White waved a cocked, loaded weapon at the demonstrators while screaming racial slurs.Fortunately, no one was hurt.He has been charged with two misdemeanors: brandishing a firearm in public and possession of a loaded firearm in public, and could face up to two years in jail if convicted.Man suspected of aiming gun at demonstrator during protest in Newport BeachEMBED More News Videos Police say a suspect brandished a handgun at a demonstrator during a protest in Newport Beach.
    Dear Abby advice columnists and sisters among Iowas influential Women of the Century This Mega Grocery Chain Is Now Open Later Than Ever Ayesha Curry on Black Lives Matter and how she’s teaching her kids about it In a recent interview with Shape magazine, Ayesha Curry explained how she’s handling the pandemic and talking to her kids about the Black Lives Matter movement. “I go through so many emotions. Sometimes I want to cry. Some­times, seeing people from all walks of life stand up for justice and fight for what’s right, makes me feel like, Wow, people are inherently good, and the universe is giving us an opportunity to weed out the bad,” she told the outlet, adding that...
    NEVADA CITY (CBS13) — After a violent clash at a Nevada City Black Lives Matter protest Sunday, police arrested a man they say was a primary aggressor. What started as a peaceful protest against police brutality turned tense, and then violent last Sunday. Nevada City Police Chief Chad Ellis called the incident “outrageous” and “appalling.” Police officers were present, but no arrests were made the day of the protest. ALSO: Video Captures Violence During Nevada City BLM Protest; Police Investigating Clash Nevada City police say they have been working with Grass Valley police, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department and the District Attorney’s Office to investigate the violent encounter between protesters and counter-protesters Sunday. Investigators say they received multiple video clips of...
    Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Country music icon Dolly Parton lived up to her reputation as a straight shooter in a recent interview with Billboard, addressing hot topics like racism and Black Lives Matter with her trademark forthrightness, stating: “Of course Black lives matter. Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter? No!” Parton, who was born and raised in the Appalachian mountains of eastern Tennessee, infuses her Southern charm into her acting roles and country songs. Her career has spanned fifty years and made her not just an artistic and financial success, but launched an internationally-recognizable brand, spawning theme parks, spas, and other entertainment and recreational venues. Parton is unabashedly proud of her Southern heritage, but she’s also outspoken about the importance of being inclusive. Parton’s chain of dinner theaters were originally called “Dixie Stampede,”...
    Claire Shaffer August 14, 2020 11:20PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Rolling Stone. Dolly Parton is rarely political. But the country-music legend has expressed her support of the Black Lives Matter movement in light of recent protests over the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other unarmed black people. Read more from Rolling Stone: The lingering mysteries of Charles Manson : In a new interview with Billboard, Parton says she is "unequivocal in her support" of protesters within the Black Lives Matter movement. "I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen," Parton says. "And of course Black lives matter. Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter? No!" Read more from Rolling Stone: The unraveling of America : The article also references Parton's 2018 decision to...
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) – A Newport Beach man has been charged with two misdemeanors for waving a loaded gun at Black Lives protestors while screaming racial slurs during a Newport Beach protest in June. Travis Patrick White, 48, of Newport Beach is being charged with one misdemeanor count of brandishing a firearm in public and one misdemeanor count of possession of a loaded firearm in a public place. Travis White, 48, was recorded waving a gun in the air after a confrontation with protesters in Newport Beach. (Credit: John Hart/YouTube) On June 4, 2020, White was captured on video yelling at Black Lives Matter protesters. White exchanged words one of the protestors who confronted him about the slurs he was...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Southern Brooklyn Assemblyman William Colton shared a post on his public Facebook page calling Black Lives Matter a “hate group” and equating it to the Klu Klux Klan — which, he said, started out as a group of “well intentioned people” before becoming the notoriously violent white supremacist institution that it is today. “I support my Black friends but not BLM. I support my white friends but not the KKK. I don’t support hate groups,” the Aug. 9 post reads.  When asked about the post, Colton — who has represented Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Gravesend in the state’s lower chamber for 23 years...
    US country music star Dolly Parton has come out in support of Black Lives Matter, in a rare comment on politics. She told Billboard Magazine: "Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter? No!" With a broad fan base that spans the right and the left, the singer generally eschews political subjects. Her comments come amid a nationwide reckoning on race that has impacted all of US society, including country music. Although Ms Parton has not attended Black Lives Matter marches, she said she supported anti-racism activists' right to protest. "I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen," she told the music magazine. What did Dolly say about Dixie?The entertainment...
    The Black Lives Matter movement has a supporter in Dolly Parton. "I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen," she said in an interview with Billboard. "And of course black lives matter. Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter? No!" In 2018, the country music star changed the name of her Dixie Stampede to Dolly Parton's Stampede after some critics pointed out the association of the word "Dixie" with the Confederacy. "There’s such a thing as innocent ignorance, and so many of us are guilty of that," she said, adding, "When they said 'Dixie' was an offensive word, I thought, 'Well, I don’t want to offend anybody. This is...
    During an interview with “The 19th,” presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) compared the Democratic and Republican presidential tickets. Harris said, “Black women pay attention to the issue issues. Black women are motivated to vote for the people who represent their priorities and their needs. And so when you look at everything that relates to what we’ve discussed in terms of childcare when you look at what we’re talking about in terms of jobs, health care when you look at what we need to do to address racial and not only disparities in terms of the healthcare system and in terms of the economy and education system, we need to speak about systemic racism, and when you...
    BLACK Lives Matter activists in Seattle have urged white residents to give up their homes as a form of reparations. Dramatic footage livestreamed from a protest Wednesday night showed a crowd shouting up at the residents inside an apartment complex. 4BLM activists tell Seattle residents to give up their homes in a tense protestCredit: Concrete Reporting "Give up your house,” an activist shouted into a megaphone. “Give black people back their homes. You’re sitting there comfortably — comfortable as f*** as if they didn’t help gentrify this neighborhood." Another person yelled, "I used to live in this neighborhood and my family was pushed out and you’re sitting up there having a good time with your other white friends.” One protester...
    Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner raised questions about the point of continued protests and riots, saying, “Obviously Black Live Matter. I think mine does.” Faulkner addressed the issue during a Friday segment of “Outnumbered” on Fox News, saying she had “a lot of questions” about what protesters thought they were accomplishing if they were still out protesting or rioting in the middle of the night after 80 days. (RELATED: ‘It’s A Yes Or No Question’: Harris Faulkner Challenges Marie Harf To Name One Republican-Led City Experiencing Violence Similar To Portland) WATCH: Fox Business host Lisa Kennedy mentioned the continued unrest in Portland, Oregon — which has gone on mostly uninterrupted for over two months — saying that the protests...
    Alex Thomas August 14, 2020 0 Comments Country music legend Dolly Parton has spent the last few years reckoning with the state of the country and her place in it. In 2018, Parton renamed her Dixie Stampede as simply Dolly Parton’s Stampede after attention to the term “Dixie” and its confederate roots. And in a long profile with Billboard Magazine, Parton spoke about social justice issues. When asked about Black Lives Matter, Parton responded, “I’m not out here to tell you what to do, I don’t want you to tell me what to do. But I just do what my heart tells me to do. I ask God to lead me and direct me and if I’ve got his direction, I don’t...
    Dolly Parton has issued a rare political statement voicing her support for the Black Lives Matter movement.  In an interview with Billboard magazine, published on Thursday, the country music icon, 74, said she appreciated the millions of Americans taking to the streets to protest for racial reform following the death of black man George Floyd.  'I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen,' she stated.  'And of course Black lives matter. Do we think our little white a**es are the only ones that matter? No!' Throughout her five-decade career, Parton has been largely apolitical - often refusing to giver her opinion on various politicians and policies.  Dolly Parton has issued a rare political statement voicing...
    A HATE crime probe has been launched after a black British squaddie found his car daubed with racist and anti-Black Lives Matter graffiti at an army base in Cyprus. The incident occurred while the car was parked inside the Dhekelia camp, which currently hosts troops from 1st Battalion, The Princess Of Wales's Royal Regiment, on Thursday. 1A car owned by a black British squaddie was vandalised with racist graffiti on an army base in CyprusCredit: Forces Compare Photographs posted to social media showed large lettering in black spray paint on the side of a white car. Among the words written were "BLM TALK TOO MUCH" and "All Life Matter". The phrase "All Lives Matter" is often used...
    Dolly Parton has weighed in on the Black Lives Matter debate, offering a politic answer that seems designed to avoid controversy over the far-left, anti police group and keep her in good graces with the media and her fans. In a lengthy Billboard profile, the country music legend voiced sympathy for black lives while stopping short of endorsing the movement itself. “I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen,” she said. “And of course Black lives matter. Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter? No!” Watch below: "Of course Black lives matter. Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter? No!” –@DollyParton on supporting the #BlackLivesMatter...
    Trump wrote to Assad about journalist missing in Syria: Pompeo Cardinals QB Kyler Murray has bulked up this offseason Dolly Parton Says of Course She Supports Black Lives Matter Movement Forget 9 to 5 — supporting the Black Lives Matter movement is a 24/7 gig for Dolly Parton. © Provided by People Neilson Barnard/Getty Images Dolly Parton In a new interview with Billboard, the 74-year-old country legend opened up to the magazine about respecting the call for racial justice in the fight against police brutality and systemic racism, even if she may not attend in-person protests. "I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen," said Parton. "And of course Black lives matter. Do we think...
    Dolly Parton is the latest cover subject of Billboard magazine, and she's using the opportunity to showcase her support for racial injustice protests and the Black Lives Matter movement. The 74-year-old said that while she hasn't attended a protest herself, she understands "people having to make themselves known and felt and seen."  "Of course Black lives matter," Parton said in the Billboard interview. "Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter? No. Everybody matters."    "Of course Black lives matter. Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter? No!” –@DollyParton on supporting the #BlackLivesMatter movement and protests. Check out the full cover story here: https://t.co/AN9zNk1dRX pic.twitter.com/Oe1ZfZAl2t— billboard (@billboard) August 14,...
    The pro-Black Lives Matter demonstration had only been scheduled for a matter of days before it was postponed earlier this week. Interest wasn’t high. Only three people said they’d go; another 10 said they might. Hide The lack of interest wasn’t surprising. The host created its Facebook page on Aug. 6 and hasn’t yet cracked 30 likes. Hide Nevertheless, From Cities to Suburbs: ACT 1 stirred up quite the controversy among some progressives in the Austin, Texas area. They believe it was planned to create a clash between participants and counter-protesters. The event organizer says that’s ridiculous. No matter who’s right, the incident illustrates a glaring gap in Facebook’s policies that makes it possible for bad actors—be they foreign...
    Dolly Parton is arguably one of the most universally beloved Americans. Whether it is her music or acting, her charity work or just general public appearances, Parton has always seemed to exist in a very rare space in the American imagination. Coming from the southern-inspired and often conservative world of country music, Parton has been able to continually put her foot down for what she believes in, with considerably less backlash than other performers in her genre. In a new Billboard story released on Thursday, the 74-year-old Parton was asked about the murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement. Parton said that while she has not attended any marches, she fully supported the movement. “I understand people having to...
    Country music legend Dolly Parton voiced her support for Black Lives Matter and the protesters pushing for change in America.Parton was featured in a story in the August 15, 2020, issue of Billboard magazine.In an interview with the magazine, she said she had not personally attended any of the recent protests, but she supported them."I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen," she said. "And of course Black lives matter. Do we think our little white (expletive) are the only ones that matter? No!"In fact, in 2018 the singer took out the term "Dixie" from her Civil-War themed family dinner show attraction previously known as the "Dixie Stampede."Parton said she learned that the word was offensive...
    (CNN)Country singer Dolly Parton is making it clear that she supports the Black Lives Matter movement. In a wide ranging interview with Billboard magazine, the singer addressed various topics, including the protests against racism and police brutality that have swept the United States following the death of George Floyd.While she has not attended the protests, she voiced her support."I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen," she said. "And of course Black lives matter. Do we think our little white a**es are the only ones that matter? No!" Dolly Parton She also provided details on why she renamed a Civil War-themed dinner attraction in her theme park in Tennessee and Missouri. In 2018, she changed...
    Dolly's comments generated a lot of buzz. Dolly Parton discussed a wide range of topics with Billboard for its “Country Power Players 2020” issue, including her new holiday album. The publication shared a few video snippets from her sit-down on its Twitter page, and one clip showed the country music legend sharing her thoughts about the Black Lives Matter movement. She made it clear that she supports the demonstrators fighting racial injustice. Dolly, 74, rarely speaks about her political views, but she stated that she believes “everybody needs to express themselves however they feel they have to.” She said she understands why protesters have taken to the the streets, and the “I Will Always Love You” singer had a colorful...
    National treasure Dolly Parton has made a rare political statement, coming out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Parton, 74, made the statement to Billboard in an expansive feature published Thursday. “I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen,” she said of the protests that erupted across the United States in response to the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. “And of course Black lives matter. Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter? No!” The colorful quote comes after the revelation that Parton was ahead of the curve when it comes to country music re-brandings: In 2018, she renamed her Dixie Stampede dinner attraction in...
    Nationwide treasure Dolly Parton has made a uncommon political assertion, popping out in help of the Black Lives Matter motion. Parton, 74, made the assertion to Billboard in an expansive function revealed Thursday. “I perceive individuals having to make themselves recognized and felt and seen,” she mentioned of the protests that erupted throughout america in response to the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. “And naturally Black lives matter. Do we expect our little white asses are the one ones that matter? No!” The colourful quote comes after the revelation that Parton was forward of the curve on the subject of nation music re-brandings: In 2018, she renamed her Dixie Stampede dinner attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee,...
    National treasure Dolly Parton has made a rare political statement, coming out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Parton, 74, made the statement to Billboard in an expansive feature published Thursday. “I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen,” she said of the protests that erupted across the United States in response to the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. “And of course Black lives matter. Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter? No!” The colorful quote comes after the revelation that Parton was ahead of the curve when it comes to country music re-brandings: In 2018, she renamed her Dixie Stampede dinner attraction in Pigeon...
    Seattle’s idea of supporting the Black Lives Matter movement involves laying off Black police officers and pushing the city's Black police chief to resign, radio host Jason Rantz told Fox News Radio’s "Guy Benson Show" Thursday. “Welcome to Seattle, where Black Lives Matter means firing all of these Black officers and then running out the Black female police chief in a position that is generally dominated by White men,” he said. OUTGOING SEATTLE POLICE CHIEF SAYS IT'S NOT ABOUT MONEY, BUT 'LACK OF RESPECT' FOR OFFICERS Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announced her resignation Tuesday saying she “can’t do it” anymore and admitting, “I’m done.” “The [city] council gave us $1.6 million to make sure we hire the best and the brightest and the...
    Dolly Parton is speaking her mind. The legendary country star recently spoke to Billboard about the racial tension in the United States and around the world, and voiced support for the Black Lives Matter movement. “I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen,” Parton said when asked about the protests. “And of course black lives matter. Do we think our little white a--es are the only ones that matter? No!” DOLLY PARTON SET TO RELEASE FIRST HOLIDAY ALBUM IN 30 YEARS: 'A HOLLY DOLLY CHRISTMAS' Also discussed was the 2018 decision to rename the popular Dollywood dinner attraction previously known as Dixie Stampede, which is now simply called Dolly Parton’s Stampede. Dolly Parton has voiced support for the Black Lives Matter movement. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images) (Getty)...
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 05: Dolly Parton attends We Are Family Foundation honors Dolly Parton Dolly Parton is an undisputed country queen but has always enjoyed widespread appeal. It is support she is now returning with her embrace of the Black Lives Matter movement. Parton is featured on the latest Billboard cover and didn’t mince words about the global uprising that happened after George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis police custody on May 25. “I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen,” said Parton. “And of course, Black lives matter. Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter? No!” Dolly Parton attends MusiCares Person of the Year...
    SAN JOSE -- Following the death of George Floyd, 22-year-old Kiana Simmons attended the first protest staged in San Jose. Protests can be long with demonstrations lasting hours. Now a San Jose nonprofit named HERO Tent aims to help those risking their lives to end systemic racism.HERO stands for Human, Empowerment, Radical Optimism. The nonprofit organization strives to guarantee that all protesters and the surrounding community are provided with proper sustenance to continue their efforts for equality and social justice. "We've fed and given water to thousands of people at this point," HERO Tent Board Secretary Jesilyn Faust shares. "We have over 70 volunteers out here helping us." While Simmon's supply and volunteer resources grow, so do her future plans...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Sporting a “Black Lives Matter” face mask, Cuba Gooding Jr. showed up at a New York City court on Thursday to hear lawyers argue over what restrictions to place on testimony at his sexual misconduct trial. The Oscar-winning “Jerry Maguire” actor Gooding wore the mask backward for the proceeding before flashing the wording on the inside at reporters as he departed. The state court hearing centered on procedural issues over just how far the defense will be allowed to delve into the personal lives of three women who have accused Gooding of groping them at Manhattan bars in 2018 and 2019. Judge Curtis Farber set some limitations at the request of prosecutors but also indicated other...
    FC Dallas kneels as the national anthem is played ahead of their game against Nashville SC on August 12, 2020. Omar Vega/Getty Images FC Dallas fans booed while players took a knee during the national anthem on Wednesday night. It was the first MLS game played outside of the Orlando bubble in six months. After the match, FC Dallas defender Reggie Cannon called the boos "absolutely disgusting." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. FC Dallas defender Reggie Cannon didn't mince words while calling out critics of MLS players' on-field protests on Wednesday night. "Absolutely disgusting," Cannon told reporters after the game. "You got fans booing for people taking a stand for what they believe in." It was...
    Dolly Parton weighed in on the Black Lives Matter movement and the protests across the nation and said “of course Black lives matter.” “I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen,” the 74-year-old country legend shared with Billboard magazine in a piece published Thursday.  (RELATED: LIVE UPDATES: Here’s What Every State In America Is Doing To Combat The Spread Of The Coronavirus) “And of course Black lives matter,” she added. “Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter? No!” (RELATED: Celebrate Dolly Parton’s Birthday With Her Most Memorable Looks [SLIDESHOW])   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Billboard (@billboard) on Aug 13, 2020 at 8:05am PDT ...
    Los Angeles police are investigating the attempted “swatting,” or making a hoax emergency call to send heavily-armed police to an address, of a local Black Lives Matter activist. Melina Abdullah, a professor at Cal State Los Angeles, on Wednesday streamed a live video on Instagram of the officers outside her home. “I don’t know why they are here,” she said in the stream, according to the Los Angeles Times. “They have guns pointed at my house. There’s a helicopter overhead. Nobody’s knocked at the door, but apparently they’ve made announcements for people to come out with our hands up. My children are in the house. My children are in the house. I don’t know what this is.” LAPD spokesman Josh...
    The Chicago Black Lives Matter organizer who justified looting as “reparation” has doubled down — insisting this week that even calling someone a criminal is “based on racism.” Ariel Atkins told WBEZ that her group “100 percent” supports the violent looters who trashed chunks of the Windy City Monday, again repeating her claim that it is “reparations.” “The whole idea of criminality is based on racism anyway,” she told the NPR station. “Because criminality is punishing people for things that they have needed to do to survive or just the way that society has affected them with white supremacist BS,” she said. Ariel Atkins, a lead organizer for Black Lives Matter Chicago, leading a protest Monday outside the Chicago Police Department's District 1 station....
    The Los Angeles Police Department sent police officers to the home of a Black Lives Matter organizer Wednesday morning because of a hoax call, although the organizer says she does not believe LAPD's narrative. "I believe what they were trying to do is throw me off my game. They were trying to intimidate me out of acting," activist Melina Abdullah said in a video posted on social media Wednesday. BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVES TO OUST LA COUNTY'S FIRST BLACK DISTRICT ATTORNEY LAPD received a call claiming three people were being held hostage by a man with a gun at a Los Angeles home, the department said in a press release. "After the officers were able to verify the safety of the residents, the on-scene...
    Chicago residents pushed back against activists gathering in support of those who were arrested during a night of widespread violence and looting. “None of these motherf---ers are gonna be here tomorrow. That’s why I got a problem,” lifetime resident of Englewood, Duane Kidd, said of the Black Lives Matter activists. Black Lives Matter members and others organized a rally Tuesday in the neighborhood in support of the more than 100 people who were arrested Sunday night and Monday morning amid the unrest. Englewood was the site of a police-involved shooting this weekend, which is believed to have sparked the looting. Residents of the South Side neighborhood took issue with the Black Lives Matter rally, partially because they...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The San Francisco Police Department has taken a unique step in order to demonstrate its support of the Black Lives Matter movement. But, not everyone thinks it's a step in the right direction."Black lives have always mattered to us and we will continue to guard Bayview residents in partnership and with pride," said San Francisco Police Chief, Bill Scott, as he read from a newly unveiled metal sign.RELATED: SF Police Commission votes to put Black Lives Matter signs in every police stationEvery bureau and district station in the San Francisco submitted statements about to why Black lives matter, that were printed onto the two-foot by five-foot plaque."It's a really important conversation right now and to have...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Organizers of rally at the 7th District in Englewood met some resistance Tuesday night - from the community.Black Lives Matter Chicago called for a rally at the Englewood Police Station in 63rd Street, but some Englewood residents pushed back on what they saw as an intrusion."I'm not pro police," said Darryl Smith, an Englewood resident. "But if I have a working relationship with the few good police we have why then disrupt that?""If you are going to do something, do it right. And you put other people lives at risk when you coming into someone else's neighborhood you don't know the dynamic," said Duane Kidd.On Wednesday, some of the residents who were at the 7th District the...
    A Salt Lake City-based bar group is suing two former employees for defamation and fraud, saying they lost them $300,000 after claiming online that they had been victims of discrimination. Kevin Mulligan, a former manager with Bourbon House Group, and his girlfriend Kayleigh Wood (Little), who was a bartender there, were two of about 10 ex-staff members who allegedly made false claims on social media. It was after Brandi LeCates, the wife of co-owner Jason LeCates, prompted a backlash against the brand when she wrote on Facebook that 'Black lives don't matter more than anyone else!!!' 'Always the same god dam loons! Bunch of p*****s! I'm astounded by anyone that condones any of the violence and vandalism these imbeciles are...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — In an effort to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, the San Francisco Police Department on Wednesday unveiled posters that will be displayed at every police station throughout the city, reaffirming the department’s commitment to end systematic racism. The 27-by-54-inch poster explains why the department’s principle of “safety and respect for all” aligns with the movement, in an effort to remind police officers of those values. Since protests have swept the nation starting back in May after the death of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis police, city leaders have moved toward creating policies to show the city’s commitment to Black Lives Matter. In that spirit, last month San Francisco Police Commission...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Police Department was investigating Wednesday after an apparent prank call brought armed officers to the home of Melina Abdullah, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles.  Melina Abdullah participates in the Hollywood talent agencies march to support Black Lives Matter protests on June 6 in Beverly Hills. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images) Abdullah began streaming live video via Instagram at about 9 a.m. from her home showing armed officers staged outside the residence. “I don’t know why they are here,” said said in the video. “They have guns pointed at my house. There’s a helicopter overhead. Nobody’s knocked at the door, but apparently they’ve made announcements for people to come out with our...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- An investigation is underway after Los Angeles Police Department officers responded to Black Lives Matter activist Melina Abdullah's home.The LAPD says they received a call saying someone was holding three people hostage, and demanding $1 million in ransom.Police believe it might have been a swatting call.Abdullah said she and her family are fine.Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson is calling for an immediate investigation into the incident.RELATED: Melina Abdullah speaks about changes needed after George Floyd deathEMBED More News Videos The Black Lives Matter chapter in Los Angeles wants to let the community know what they want to see change after the death of George Floyd.
    Stickers such as these were found in Arlington, MA on Monday morning Residents of a Massachusetts town are stunned after vandals defaced a number of Black Lives Matter signs with stickers depicting hooded members of the Ku Klux Klan. Arlington Police Chief Julie Flaherty said the department responded to, and is actively investigating, four incidents of 'malicious vandalism' in the city aimed at Black Lives Matter signage. All four incidents were reported on Monday morning and originated at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist church, at Calvary Church, and at two private residences in East Arlington.  At the Unitarian church, the Black Lives Matter banner was altered to read 'ALL Lives Matter' according to WFXT-TV. At the Cavalry Church two...
    ANDERSONVILLE — Andersonville’s newest piece of public art features a powerful message — Black Trans Lives Matter — in a colorful presentation and prominent setting. The mural was painted on Catalpa Avenue between Clark Street and Ashland Avenue, just off of Andersonville’s commercial district. Twenty-two artists or art groups collaborated on the project, which was painted Sunday with some finishing touches added this week. A full list of the artists who participated is below. #BlackTransLivesMatter #40thWard #MoreArttoCome #ArtistinOffice pic.twitter.com/gcGk1PCnui— Andre Vasquez, Political Account ???? (@Andrefor40th) August 10, 2020 The project was spearheaded by the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce and Ald. Andre Vasquez (40th). The chamber has engaged several recent trans-inclusive efforts, including a trans/gender non-conforming symposium for business...
    Kristen Doute is utilizing vogue to provide again to the black group with a set of peaceable protest-inspired T-shirts. The previous “Vanderpump Guidelines” star, 37, and her enterprise associate, Magen Mattox, teamed up with 25-year-old artist Terren Rae Zinbi to create 5 new tees for his or her clothes line, James Mae. They’re donating 25 % of income from the gathering to 2 nonprofits, Watts Empowerment Middle and Black Vogue World. “We’ve all the time wished to include donation and charity, however I believe what we each actually liked probably the most about this assortment is that not solely are we really donating, however giving Terren, who’s biracial, the work,” Doute mentioned. “Giving again to Black Vogue World, which...
    Kristen Doute is using fashion to give back to the black community with a collection of peaceful protest-inspired T-shirts. The former “Vanderpump Rules” star, 37, and her business partner, Magen Mattox, teamed up with 25-year-old artist Terren Rae Zinbi to create five new tees for their clothing line, James Mae. They are donating 25 percent of profits from the collection to two nonprofits, Watts Empowerment Center and Black Fashion World. “We’ve always wanted to incorporate donation and charity, but I think what we both really loved the most about this collection is that not only are we actually donating, but giving Terren, who is biracial, the work,” Doute said. “Giving back to Black Fashion World, which helps out with fashion...
    National Black Lives Matter civil rights protests sparked a surge in voter registrations, says new analysis from TargetSmart, a Democratic political data firm. Comparing 2020 voter registration data to the last presidential year (2016), TargetSmart found that while new registration numbers in March, April, and May had "tanked" from 2016, there was "a meaningful surge in June that coincided with the national protest movement." They found that "while 1.6 million Americans registered in June 2016, 1.1 million Americans registered in the first 15 days of June this year." Every state that provided data, they report, had a boost in registrations in the first week of June, the week the protests became a nationwide phenomenon. TargetSmart doesn't have a full month of data...
    The Los Angeles police are investigating a possible prank call that led to the department’s heavily armed SWAT team descending on the block of one of the city’s leading Black Lives Matter activists, according to a LAPD spokesman. Melina Abdullah, co-founder of BLM-L.A. and a Cal State Los Angeles professor who has been at the forefront of recent protests decrying police violence, began streaming live video from her home on Instagram on Wednesday morning, showing armed officers staging outside. “I don’t know why they are here,” she says. No one was injured, though Abdullah repeatedly expressed fear that officers would escalate the situation. She said she was concerned about the safety of her children, who were in her...
    Members of Black Lives Matter Chicago issued a statement following a night of looting and violence, saying, "Black lives are and always will be more important than downtown corporations." "In a predictable and unfortunate move, [Mayor Lori Lightfoot] did not take this time to criticize her officers for shooting yet another Black man. Lightfoot instead spent her time attacking 'looters,'" the group said in a Monday statement. "The mayor clearly has not learned anything since May, and she would be wise to understand that the people will keep rising up until the CPD is abolished and our Black communities are fully invested in." The widespread destruction in Chicago early Monday reportedly left an estimated $60 million in damages and 13...
    A FURIOUS group of residents in a Chicago neighborhood slammed Black Lives Matter demonstrators in a tense standoff Tuesday, calling protesters “bozo the clown ass n****s” after wild looting. “Y’all don’t come out when a kid gets shot. Y’all come out when it has to do something with the f**king police,” Englewood resident Darryl Smith screams at protesters through a megaphone in a dramatic video. 3A man shouts into a megaphone against the presence of protestersCredit: AFP or licensors Protesters and activists were then filmed scuffling, pushing and shoving each other as shouting intensified with some protesters trying to block news cameras from filming the fracas, news reporters alleged. Exasperated voices could be heard telling each other to “calm down”...
    The Multnomah County district attorney dismissed charges against an activist stemming from a Black Lives Matter protest in Portland that was declared a riot. Demetria Hester, who leads Portland’s Mothers United for Black Lives group, was arrested Sunday and charged with second-degree disorderly conduct and interfering with a police officer. The district attorney’s office said it dismissed Hester’s charges because it’s “in the interest of justice upon reviewing the police reports in this matter.” “This is about our future,” Hester told a crowd on Monday after her release. “This is about our peace — our peace of mind to walk down the street and care for each other again, peace to go to your neighbors and say, ‘I love you....
    The founders of New York City-based pro-police groups suing officials for their right to paint their own mural said Wednesday they hope to be allowed to commemorate their heroes and stressed that it’s only fair that they are allowed to express their First Amendment right by doing so. “People came to Ellis Island because this was the hub. This is where the American dream began. This is where, no matter what you look like or how much money was in your pocket, you had the opportunity of starting a new life, whether it was having to work for one or having five jobs,” Joe Imperatrice, founder of Blue Lives Matter NYC, told Fox News. “You had the opportunity, no matter...
    Fashion hits & misses from celebrities born in August Do you need a real estate agent to sell your home? Here are the pros and cons Kirk Triplett adds Black Lives Matter sticker to bag ahead of Champions major Kirk Triplett will have a Black Lives Matter sticker on his bag this week at the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship, becoming the first player on a PGA Tour-sanctioned circuit to openly support the movement via golf bag signage or clothing. © Provided by Golf Channel Triplett and his wife, Cathi, have an adopted son who is African-American. He explained that some of the difficult conversations he has had recently with his 18-year-old son, Kobe, prompted him to add a public...
    A Virginia man who self-identified as a leader of the Ku Klux Klan was sentenced to six years in prison for ramming his vehicle through a Black Lives Matter protest in Richmond in June. Harry Rogers, 36, was found guilty of six misdemeanor crimes, including destruction of property, assault, and hit-and-run charges, on Monday. The judge gave him the maximum sentence for each conviction, which resulted in a six-year sentence. Shannon Taylor, the commonwealth attorney for Henrico County, noted that Rogers is “an admitted leader of the Ku Klux Klan and a propagandist for Confederate ideology.” Taylor had attempted to add hate crime charges on top of Rogers's charges for assault, but Judge Thomas Bondurant ruled that...
    A sergeant with the Colorado Springs Police Department has been temporarily suspended and transferred after an internal affairs investigation confirmed he wrote "KILL THEM ALL" and "KILL EM ALL" amid a Black Lives Matter protest while using a Facebook fake name, KCNC-TV reported. Image source: KCNC-TV video screenshot What are the details? The department said Sgt. Keith Wrede used the pseudonym Steven Eric to comment on KRDO-TV's June 30 Facebook livestream coverage of the protest during which participants blocked traffic on Interstate 25 with about a dozen cars then exited the vehicles with placards and signs in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, KCNC said, adding that the demonstration lasted about an hour and most...
    A Chicago Black Lives Matter (BLM) organizer Monday equated the looting of local stores with “reparations” for black Americans at a rally in support of those arrested during the Monday morning’s riots. Ariel Atkins, identified by a Chicago NBC affiliate as a BLM organizer, said looting was justified because it means that an impoverished “person eats.” A report Tuesday from Fox News “Outnumbered” recounted Atkins’ comments from the night before. “I don’t care if someone decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy’s or a Nike store, because that makes sure that person eats,” Atkins said. “That makes sure that person has clothes.” (RELATED: ‘We Are Coming For You,’ Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Warns ‘Criminals And Vigilantes’ After Night...
    As the pastor of two Catholic parishes in the East Bay — Christ the King in Pleasant Hill and St. Stephen in Walnut Creek — I have been disappointed in our church leaders who have the capacity to change minds and attitudes during this time of national reckoning over race. The Rev. Paulson Mundanmani  So many are not visible anywhere in the Black Lives Matter movement and fight for racial justice. Their silence is deafening, to say the least, and is a sign of fear of backlash and retaliation from certain congregants they value. An African-American religious leader in Oakland recently warned me that we definitely will lose our brothers and sisters in his community because of inaction and a...
    Jamie Masada remembered the car ride he took 38 years ago when he decided to offer his vacant lot as the site for a Black Lives Matter mural. The founder and owner of Hollywood’s the Laugh Factory, Masada was cruising around L.A. in a flashy Mercedes-Benz with Black comic legends Richard Pryor and Shirley Hemphill. Paul Mooney was behind the wheel. Within minutes, Mooney was pulled over in Beverly Hills by police officers for allegedly swerving. Before returning to the comedy club, Mooney was pulled over twice more. Each time, the cops said he had been swerving — something Masada said was not true. The final time they were stopped, a police officer called for backup and everyone...
    (CNN)A Glen Allen, Virginia, man has been convicted of six misdemeanor charges and sentenced to six years in prison for driving his car through a group of Black Lives Matter protesters in June, online court filings state. Harry Rogers, 37, was sentenced on Monday to 12 months in prison for each of the six charges for simple assault, destruction of property and failure to stop at the scene of an accident, according to court records.Court records show that Rogers still faces three felony counts for attempted malicious wounding -- one count for each of the three people injured in the incident. None of the injuries were life-threatening, Henrico County Commonwealth's Attorney Shannon Taylor said. Rogers has not yet entered a...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Some activists and Black Lives Matters supporters worry the Chicago looting Sunday night into Monday morning will set back their quest for long-lasting, systemic police reform in the city."The possibility of this kind of reaction to a police-involved shooting, that's what kept me up at night," said Sharon Fairley, former chief of the Civilian of Police Accountability (COPA).Chicago cleans up after looting devastates Michigan Avenue, Loop, Gold Coast; More than 100 arrested, police sayEMBED More News Videos Videos show large crowds breaking windows and entering stores along the Magnificent Mile, in Gold Coast, in the Loop and in some other Chicago neighborhoods. Fairly was chief of COPA when the agency transformed the way it investigates police-involved shootings."What...
    EXCLUSIVE: Black Lives Matter Chicago founder Aislinn Pulley says the recent looting in Chicago undercuts the message the organization is trying to convey, while faulting Mayor Lori Lightfoot for slow-pedaling reforms in the city's police department.While not outwardly dismissing the looting and property damage, Pulley acknowledged it doesn't help address the problem of police brutality. “I think the goal of the preoccupation around property damage and looting specifically, along the Mag Mile and in the heart of the city’s commerce center, works to distract away from the actual cause of the outrage, the important thing is to intervene and remind people what the causal incident was and continues to be.” The unrest was prompted by a social media post urging people...
    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A “Black Lives Matter” street sign in Tulsa that has been the cause of ongoing tension has been vandalized amid national calls for racial justice. Community members repainted the sign Sunday after it was defaced with a line of blue paint, the Tulsa World reported. C.J. Weber-Neal, a member of the Greeenwood Arts and Cultural Society, said BLM supporters used social media to organize a group to repaint it. The sign had been completed before the arrival of President Donald Trump for a campaign rally and Juneteenth, a state holiday commemorating the emancipation of Black slaves in America. “A coward comes down in the middle of the night because they’re too scared to express how they...
    The Black Lives Matter Global Network, founded by three women described as “radical Black organizers” — Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi — has branched out into a global network of around 40 chapters with significant organizational and community infrastructure.
    A BLACK Lives Matter leader at a protest where a "four-year-old was hit by smashed glass" could be jailed for 15 years. Tianna Arata was charged with five felonies last month after the protest she organized allegedly turned violent. 4Tianna Arata was arrested on July 21 for her part in a protest that allegedly turned violentCredit: GoFundMe 4Arata is a California Black Lives Matter leaderCredit: change.org The demonstration stopped traffic on Highway 101 in California for over an hour and a passenger vehicle was allegedly attacked which resulted in broken glass falling on a four-year-old child in the backseat of the car, according to authorities. "The subsequent press release from the SLO PD on events leading up to the arrest...
    People fill out voter registration forms at a memorial site for George Floyd on June 3, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Stephen Maturen/Stringer/Getty Images An analysis from TargetSmart, a Democratic political data firm, revealed a decline in voter registration during the start of the coronavirus pandemic and an increase in Democrat voter registration following national protests.  The data firm discovered an increase in Democratic voters in protest hot spot, Minnesota, where George Floyd died by police officers on May 25. NBC News reported that protests could be linked to the surge in voter registration. "Despite a full or partial lockdown in large swaths of the country for much of the month, voter registration began to rebound as people took...
    A Georgia police chief resigned Tuesday after being investigated for saying he didn’t support Black Lives Matter in a June Facebook post. Former Johns Creek Police Chief Chris Byers reached a confidential settlement agreement, according to a Monday announcement. Local officials placed Byers on leave and investigated his conduct after he wrote a June Facebook post criticizing the BLM movement amid nationwide unrest following George Floyd’s death. “Based on extensive and careful consideration of everything that has occurred within our city over the past few months, we have come to the conclusion that it is in the city’s best interests to part ways with our Police Chief,” Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker said in the Monday announcement. The investigation into...
    A Black Lives Matter organizer in Chicago is defending the violence that caused $60 million in damage and injured 13 police officers on Sunday, characterizing looting as "reparations." Ariel Atkins, a BLM organizer, according to Chicago NBC network affiliate WMAQ, justified the riot in the Chicago Downtown Business District during a Monday rally at police station in the "South Loop," where protesters claim more than 100 people arrested in Sundays violence were being held. "I dont care if someone decides to loot a Gucci or a Macys or a Nike store, because that makes sure that person eats," Atkins told WMAQ. "That makes sure that person has clothes. "That is reparations. Anything they wanted to take, they can take it...
    SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — City officials in San Jose on Tuesday were trying to figure out what to do with a recently painted “Black Lives Matter” mural that spans three blocks on a busy neighborhood street. The BLM mural looms large not just in physical terms, but also in the dilemma that it presents to everything from free speech to traffic safety. The view from Sky Drone 5 gives some sense of the mural’s enormous scale. It stretches from one bike lane to the other on Empire Street, running between 15th and 18th streets. The mural is now about five weeks old and has started to take on a more greyish tinge due to street traffic in the neighborhood....
    Johns Creek Police Chief Chris Byers resigned from his position on Monday after being criticized for his lack of support for the Black Lives Matter movement. What are the details? In June, Byers made several remarks on Facebook alluding to the idea that he does not agree with the core tenets of the Black Lives Matter movement. On one occasion, Byers said that faith leaders were not aligning themselves with law enforcement as they should, and said that the movement only glorified police officer killings. Despite that, the former chief also said that racism was at the "core" of George Floyd's police murder, and that he supported nationwide demonstrations sparked by Floyd's death in late May in...
    Two pro-police groups have filed a lawsuit against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio after he denied their request to paint a ‘Blue Lives Matter’ mural in Manhattan, similar to the one Black Lives Matter painted outside of Trump Tower. The lawsuit, filed late Monday by Blue Lives Matter NYC and Standing up for NYC in the Southern District of New York, accuses de Blasio and Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg of violating the groups’ First Amendment rights. According to the organizations, the alleged constitutional breach stems from de Blasio and Trottenberg allowing ‘city property to be used by private speakers’ – yet forbidding a similar mural in support of law enforcement. ‘The ‘Black Lives Matter’ message is...
    Shemeka Michelle, an activist and former Democratic voter, has gone viral after facing off with a white man who was apparently demonstrating for the Black Lives Matter movement. What happened? Michelle, now a Trump supporter, marched in Los Angeles, California, over the weekend to demonstrate her commitment to the #WalkAway movement, as well as show her support for President Donald Trump. Michelle marched with hundreds of others who gathered to demonstrate their support for the president and encourage California liberals to leave the party and align themselves with Republicans. One video in particular caught Michelle speaking with a white Black Lives Matter protester who insisted that she needed his help to fight inequality. Michelle immediately blasted...
    A KU KLUX Klan leader will spend the next six years in jail after he drove his truck into protestors and then bragged about it in a Facebook video. Harry H. Rogers, 36, was found guilty of six separate misdemeanors each carrying one-year sentences after he drove his truck into a group of protestors during a Black Lives Matter protest in Henrico, Virginia. 3Harry H. Rogers was found guilty of six misdemeanors after ramming his car into a crowd of protestors in Virginia on June 7Credit: Reuters Rogers, who claimed to be the "highest-ranking member of the KKK," drove into a crowd of protestors at around 5:45PM on June 7 protesting for the removal of the Confederate General A.P. Hill's...
    Black Lives Matter members in Chicago held a rally on Monday to support and defend the more than 100 people who were arrested for looting in the city's downtown area the previous night. Standing outside the police station where the arrested looters were being held, a Black Lives Matter organizer, Ariel Atkins, justified the looting and rioting — which caused an estimated $60 million in damages — as "reparations" to which the black community is entitled. "I don't care if someone decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy's or a Nike store, because that makes sure that person eats," Atkins said, WMAQ-TV reported. "That makes sure that person has clothes." "That is reparations," Atkins added. "Anything they wanted...
    Voters in California support the Black Lives Matter movement by a more than two-to-one margin and the proportion who say they are very concerned about race relations in the Golden State has nearly tripled in the last decade. Those are among the key takeaways of a new poll from UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies. According to the poll, 63% of voters have a favorable view of the movement, while 30% view it unfavorably, and 49% are extremely concerned about race relations, up from a paltry 14% 10 years ago. Another 34% of voters say they are at least somewhat concerned. Seven out of 10 voters believe Black residents are more likely than white residents to suffer violence at the...
    BLACK Lives Matter advocate Ariel Atkins said that looters in Chicago should be taking "anything they want" and justified the theft as "reparations." The city has broken out into widespread protest and looting after cops responded to a call about a young black man with a gun in Englewood. 6Black Lives Matter advocate Ariel AtkinsCredit: NBCChicago The man was shot multiple times in the confrontation. Who is Ariel Atkins? Ariel Atkins is a Black Lives Matter activist based in Chicago. She spoke to reporters this week supporting the looting that was sparked by a young black man's encounter with police that ended in gunfire. 6Atkins is a member of Black Lives Matter ChicagoCredit: NBCChicago Black Lives Matter protests have emerged...
    A Chicago Black Lives Matter organizer defended widespread looting in the Windy City over the weekend, calling it “reparation.” “I don’t care if somebody decides to loot a Gucci’s or a Macy’s or a Nike because that makes sure that that person eats. That makes sure that that person has clothes,” organizer Ariel Atkins said at a rally outside the South Loop police station Monday, WMAQ-TV reported. “That’s a reparation,” Atkins said. “Anything they want to take, take it because these businesses have insurance.” The rally was held in the wake of a violent weekend in the city that saw 100 arrests and 13 police officers injured after a 20-year-old man was shot and wounded by cops after firing at...
    Black Lives Matter attacked Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Monday for criticizing looters, saying that she instead should have spent her time criticizing the police officers that were involved in a shooting Sunday afternoon. “This morning, Mayor Lightfoot held a press conference,” Black Lives Matter wrote in a Monday press release. “In a predictable and unfortunate move, she did not take this time to criticize her officers for shooting yet another black man. Lightfoot instead spent her time attacking ‘looters.'” (RELATED: ‘We Are Coming For You,’ Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Warns ‘Criminal And Vigilantes’ After A Night Of Mass Looting, Unrest) “The mayor clearly has not learned anything since May, and she would be wise to understand that the people will...
    A pair of pro-cop groups are suing Mayor Bill de Blasio after being denied a Blue Lives Matter mural akin to the one Black Lives Matter had splashed across Fifth Avenue, The Post has learned. The lawsuit, filed late Monday by Blue Lives Matter NYC and Standing up for NYC in the Southern District of New York, accuses de Blasio and Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg of violating the groups’ First Amendment rights by allowing “city property to be used by private speakers” —  yet forbidding a similar mural supportive of cops. “The ‘Black Lives Matter’ message is highly political and is generally understood by the public to be and support a general anti-police message, include some extreme measures...
    White House counselor Kellyanne Conway linked Monday’s shooting near the White House to anxiety over President Donald Trump’s reelection, as well as to unrest and activism by the Black Lives Matter movement, but provided no basis for her claims. Conway gaggled with reporters on the driveway to the White House Tuesday morning, where NBC News’ Kristen Welker led by asking Conway about Monday’s shots-fired incident, which cause Trump to be rushed from the briefing room. “How is everyone here at the White House in the wake of what happened yesterday, how is the president doing?” Welker asked. Conway thanked her for the question, praised the Secret Service, and Trump for returning to the briefing following the incident, and said...
    Hundreds of peaceful demonstrators from the #WalkAway movement marched from West Hollywood to Beverly Hills, California, over the weekend to show support for President Donald Trump and law enforcement. The movement is comprised of former Democrats who have “walked away” from the party, though some argue it was the party that left them. #WalkAway members encourage other free-thinking liberals to leave the party, too. During the rally, #WalkAway supporter Shameka Michelle, who is black, encountered a white male counter-protester supporting the far-Left “Black Lives Matter” movement. Michelle told the BLM supporter that she does not need him to use his so-called “privilege” to validate that her life matters and went on to rip the organization for not elevating black men and...
    In this Feb. 20, 2020, file photo, Demetria Hester reacts to verdicts of guilty on all twelve counts at the Jeremy Christian trial in Portland, Ore. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP, Pool, File) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The arrest during a Portland, Oregon protest of a Black woman who became a leading activist in the racial justice movement after she was assaulted by a white supremacist three years ago has galvanized local and national Black Lives Matter groups. Demonstrators took to the streets again Monday night and police broke up a protest outside a police precinct substation after they said protesters shined strobe lights at officers and hurled eggs and water bottles at them. Nine people were arrested when...
    A MAN yelled "Patriot Lives Matter" as he spray-painted over Black Lives Matter art created by local youths on Saturday morning. In a bizarre incident caught on tape, a man donning black shorts, a gray tee and a messenger bag on his stomach, is seen walking down University Ave. in California's Palo Alto brandishing a gold spray can. 4An unidentified man walked down University Ave. in Palo Alto Saturday morning and screamed "Patriot Lives Matter" before he spray-painted "MAGA" on social justice postersCredit: KRON 4 After making wild accusations about social justice posters gracing the avenue - including one referencing how they were related to Chinese concentration camps - the man spray-painted "MAGA" and other responses over the Black Lives...
    A pair of pro-cop groups are suing Mayor Bill de Blasio for being denied a Blue Lives Matter mural akin to the one Black Lives Matter had splashed across 5th Avenue, The Post has learned. The lawsuit, filed late Monday by Blue Lives Matter NYC and Standing up for NYC in the Southern District of New York, accuses de Blasio and Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg of violating the groups’ First Amendment rights by allowing “city property to be used by private speakers” —  yet forbidding a similar mural supportive of cops. “The ‘Black Lives Matter’ message is highly political and is generally understood by the public to be and support a general anti-police message, include some extreme measures...
    A BLACK Lives Matter activist at a rally outside of a police station on Monday justified widespread looting in Chicago as “reparations” because the ransacked stores “have insurance.”  The rally held by Black Lives Matter Chicago outside the South Loop police station occurred after a chaotic night and morning of more than 100 arrests, 13 police officer injuries and at least $60 million worth of property damage. 6A Black Lives Matter activist at a rally outside a Chicago police stationCredit: NBCChicago 6A Black Lives Matter activist defended looting in Chicago as 'reparations'Credit: Getty Images - Getty “I don’t care if someone decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy’s or a Nike store, because that makes sure that person eats,...
    For nearly a week, Manette Sharick and her 3-year-old daughter, Zhuri, wrote “Black Lives Matter” in chalk on the sidewalk outside their home in Concord, California. But every morning, they would find that the word “Black” had been erased. Source: ABC7 News Bay Area “I just wanted to teach my daughter that Black lives matter, Black culture matters, Black communities matter, and that we are the movement for Black lives,” Sharick told CNN. “I was shocked that someone could be purposefully doing this. It hurt a lot, it made me extremely upset.” Sharick’s video surveillance recorded a neighbor pouring water on her signs and Sharick ran out of her house to confront the man. The man, who only...
    Former police officer Brandon Tatum joined the Daily Caller’s Stephanie Hamill to discuss the leaked police bodycam footage of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement and more. Specifically, he explains why he believes the Black Lives Matter protests have very little to do with Floyd, saying that they are part of “something bigger.” “I think this video is inconsistent with the protesting and the rioting, I don’t understand why these people are still rioting at this point, this is not evidence of racial bias, it’s not evidence of killing him because he’s a black man and they got arrested very, very quickly,” said Tatum. He also slammed celebrities who are donating money to the effort to defund police. (RELATED:...
    In spite of their fondness for demonic imagery, aggressively sinister sound, and band names such as Dying Fetus and Cattle Decapitation, metalheads are often among the nicest people you’ll meet. It should come as no surprise, then, that more than a dozen Colorado metal bands eagerly signed up to help put on the anti-racist music festival Death in My Metal, Not in My Streets. The musical showcase and interview series, taking place online on Saturday, August 22, will benefit Black Lives Matter 5280 — and possibly convert a few people to metal fandom. Yet there is still something unusual about a social-justice metal festival in Denver. While there are plenty of anti-racist metalheads, the broader scene isn't exactly known...
    Black Lives Matter members in Chicago held a rally on Monday to support the more than 100 arrested last night following widespread looting and rioting that caused at least $60 million in property damage and saw 13 police officers injured, according to a report. The rally was organized by Black Lives Matter Chicago and was held at a police station in the South Loop where organizers say individuals are currently being held in custody. At least one organizer called the looting tantamount to "reparations." “I don’t care if someone decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy’s or a Nike store, because that makes sure that person eats,” said Ariel Atkins, a BLM organizer, according to NBC Chicago. “That makes sure that person...
    RICHMOND, VA -- The self-proclaimed leader of the Ku Klux Klan in Virginia was found guilty on Monday of six misdemeanor charges following a June incident where he drove a vehicle into a group of Black Lives Matter protesters. Video footage from June 7 shows Harry H. Rogers driving onto the median to pass a group of cars behind 300 protesters. He was also caught on camera driving into at least two bicyclists and one demonstrator on foot. Rogers purportedly boasted to authorities that he was the "highest-ranking member" of the KKK in the state and had been coordinating with 20 others to "defend" Confederate monuments in Richmond. He also told the cops to "check him out" on social media. PROTESTERS TOPPLE CONFEDERATE STATUE IN VIRGINIA CAPITAL "Several...
    Corporate America responded to the “Black Lives Matter” movement by publishing statements of solidarity on social media platforms and pledging to reform company policies in order to increase diversity and racial equity in the workplace.
    A viral video depicting Black Lives Matter protesters disrupting a Troy, N.Y., church service has been widely circulated by opponents of the movement, but without the context that its pastor has a history of racist and inflammatory comments, defenders told BuzzFeed News in a report published Sunday. “It’s wild that the national story is that there’s a bunch of Marxists attacking Christians in the street,” one Troy resident, who asked to remain anonymous, told the news outlet. “Everyone here knows that this is our Westboro Baptist.” Several conservative figures with large followings, including Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk, have posted the clip since it first emerged. Christians have not been allowed to attend church for months but when...
    A WHITE man was filmed erasing a toddler's “Black Lives Matter” chalk art and was then confronted by the girl's mom. Footage shows the man, who has been named as Jim, emptying his water bottle on the sidewalk in California to erase the word "black" in late July. 4This is the moment a black mother confronts a white man who repeatedly erased her daughter’s Black Lives Matter chalk messageCredit: Facebook Manette Sharick, who made the art in front of her home with her three-year-old daughter Zhuri, decided to confront the man after he repeatedly erased the art over three days. “Racist a**! You are racist and you’re on my camera too and I will call the police,” Sharick screams as...