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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.
    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,”...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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....
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    Converse College Professor Jeffery Poelvoorde may lose his job over his refusal to attend “diversity” training seminars held at the South Carolina college. Despite the looming threat of losing his job, Poelvoorde has refused to back down. According to a report by the College Fix, Converse College Professor Jeffrey Poelvoorde is facing calls for his termination over his refusal to attend mandatory “diversity” training seminars. Poelvoorde, who has taught politics at Converse College for 34 years, believes that administrators will use a loophole in the tenure system to terminate his employment contract. “I have tenure, but our faculty handbook allows the suspension or abolition of tenure for six reasons … including insubordination,” Poelvoorde said. “I believe that’s what they’ll act...
    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...
    JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) — Officials in a city outside of Atlanta have approved a settlement agreement resulting in the resignation of a police chief who was criticized for saying on social media that he doesn’t support the Black Lives Matter movement. The Johns Creek City Council approved the agreement with Police Chief Chris Byers on Monday night, the city announced in a statement. Byers was placed on leave in June while officials began gathering information from residents, police officers and city employees, Johns Creek City Manager Ed Densmore said at the time. Byers wrote on his personal Facebook page that religious leaders had failed to give enough support to police and that the Black Lives Matter movement appears...
    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...
    A Chicago Branch of “Black Lives Matter” gathered in front of a police station on Chicago’s south side where demonstrators claimed more than 100 people were being held following arrests for looting and rioting in the city Sunday night, demanding the “protesters” be released. The rally, which drew a few dozen protesters, was advertised as being in support of those jailed for looting a number of luxury stores and boutiques in Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile” shopping district. A flyer for the demonstration claimed that those “arrested last night” were “protesting another police shooting” and were taken to jail for “taking reparations from corporations.” CHICAGO We will be rallying at jail support TONIGHT! 7pm at 18th & State We do this til...
    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...
    Protesters in Portland, Oregon have taken to the streets for the 75th night running to demand an end to police brutality, as Donald Trump declared that the city is 'out of control' and said the National Guard should be deployed.  About 150 people had gathered at Alberta Park shortly before the scheduled 9pm march.  Some people were handing out pizza, water and snacks. Others offered homemade shields. As night fell chants of 'Black Lives Matter' rose in to the air. 'If you're not here for Black Lives Matter, you're in the wrong place,' one speaker told the gathering.  Protesters then set off to march towards the Portland Police Bureau’s North Precinct, where previous protests have turned destructive. Demonstrators gathered in...
    ATTORNEY General William Barr claimed that Black Lives Matter protesters are “essentially Bolsheviks” and likened them to a “guerrilla warfare.”  Barr linked the “radical” Black Lives Matters movement to the Democratic Party in Fox News’ Life Liberty & Levin show on Sunday.  4Attorney General William Barr called Black Lives Matter protesters 'essentially Bolsheviks'Credit: Fox News “They are a revolutionary group that is interested in some form of socialism, communism. They're essentially Bolsheviks. Their tactics are fascistic," Barr claimed. The attorney general added that Black Lives Matter protests—which became widespread after a white Minneapolis police officer fatally knelt on George Floyd—are a “new form of urban guerrilla warfare.” ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news &...
    SEVERNA PARK, Md. (AP) — Opposing marches, one supporting police officers and the other demonstrating against police brutality, drew nearly 150 people to an area just outside Maryland's capital, with both sides chanting and sharing strong opinions but no violence. The “Black Lives Matter” and “Blue Lives Matter" groups both made their voices heard in dueling demonstrations Sunday in Severna Park, The Capital Gazette reported. The larger group was demonstrating against police brutality. Protesters began by kneeling for several minutes to highlight the death of George Floyd, the Black man whose death in Minnesota police custody in May sparked global protests. “We feel like this town needed this, and we haven’t seen any marches or protests here,” organizer Dylan DiMaggio...
    Attorney General William Barr claimed that Black Lives Matter protesters have inundated US cities with a new form of 'urban guerilla warfare' because of a 'lust for power' and desire for a 'progressive utopia.'  Tensions between Republicans and Democrats ratcheted up significantly in recent months as the United States, still overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases, was hit with a swath of protests ahead of the November presidential election. Politicians on both sides of the aisles have hurled blame on each other for the civil unrest from dissatisfied Americans disillusioned by law enforcement and the federal government.   But on Sunday AG Barr leveled fresh attacks at Black Lives Matter protests and Democrats in an interview on Fox News' Life, Liberty & Levin. ...
    MANHATTAN District Attorney Cy Vance dropped the felony charge against a Black Lives Matter leader whose home was surrounded by the NYPD for hours on Friday. Vance personally ordered the prosecutors to reduce the felony charge against Derrick Ingram, 28, to a misdemeanor assault, the New York Post reported. 6Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance ordered prosecutors drop the felony second-degree assault charge against Derrick IngramCredit: Getty Images - Getty Ingram turned himself in to the NYPD on Saturday morning after cops charged him with second-degree assault stemming from a June 14 incident. NYPD spokesperson Sergeant Jessica McRorieMcRorie said Ingram struggled with a cop who tried to stop him from crossing a police barrier. He is accused of putting the loud...
    By JONATHAN M. PITTS, The Capital Gazette CENTREVILLE, Md. (AP) — An email message that Andrea Kane, the superintendent of schools in Queen Anne’s County, sent to parents at the end of the 2019-2020 school year started out unremarkably, listing achievements for the year and the dates of coming events. Then it pivoted into less familiar terrain, at least on Maryland’s largely conservative Eastern Shore. Kane called for more and better dialogue on racism in the county and voiced support for Black Lives Matter. Those calls have left Kane, the county’s first Black superintendent, embroiled in controversy and fighting for her job. A Facebook group with more than 2,000 members, the Kent Island Patriots, accuses her of breaking the law....
    A woman was arrested and charged for defacing the Black Lives Matter mural in front of the Trump Tower in New York City on Wednesday afternoon. Juliet Germanotta, 38, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief for pouring blue paint on the Black Lives Matter painting in on Fifth Avenue at 3:34 p.m., NYPD Detective Annette Shelton told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “I can’t condone or support government politicians political figures who condone violence, condone hate crimes, condone racist, bigot groups like BLM,” Germanotta said in a live Facebook video before pouring blue paint on the mural. “Like I said, any day someone gives me a bucket of paint is any day that I will be throwin’ paint on...
    Former first lady Michelle Obama announced that she is suffering from depression, adding that President Donald Trump is one of the contributing factors. Obama started her own podcast in late July, and the first episode featured her husband, Barack Obama. In the second episode of "The Michelle Obama Podcast," the former first lady admitted that she is currently dealing with "low-grade depression" brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, racial injustice, and the "hypocrisy" of the Trump administration. "I'm waking up in the middle of the night because I'm worrying about something or there's a heaviness," Obama said Wednesday. "These are not, they are not fulfilling times, spiritually. I know that I am dealing with some form of...
    The Black Lives Matter mural outside of Trump Tower in Manhattan has been defaced yet again — just days after it was cleaned from a previous act of vandalism. Guilet Dita Germanotta, 39, was arrested Wednesday afternoon after allegedly throwing blue paint across the giant yellow lettering that the city has painted across the block of Fifth Avenue outside the president’s former home, sources told the Post. Germanotta was placed in custody around 4:12 p.m. and was taken to the Midtown North precinct for processing. Charges are pending, according to police. TUCKER BASHES DE BLASIO FOR TREATING NEW YORKERS LIKE 'REFUGEES IN A WAR ZONE' WITH CORONAVIRUS CHECKPOINTS  A Black lives Matter mural that was painted on 5th Avenue is...
    Disparity in action taken by DC law enforcement over Black Lives Matter demonstrations smacks of “viewpoint discrimination,” according to a First Amendment expert.  The Daily Caller News Foundation spoke with a number of First Amendment experts regarding the arrest of two pro-life activists after DC Mayor Muriel Bowser allowed protestors’ political graffiti “defund the police” to remain on the streets of the nation’s capital.  “It’s going to become clear…that the city and it’s law enforcement have violated clearly established First Amendment precedent,” CEO of the Center for American Liberty Harmeet Kaur Dhillon told the DCNF. Disparity in actions taken by law enforcement in the District of Columbia over Black Lives Matter demonstrations smacks of “viewpoint discrimination,” an attorney...
    Dean Holmes, a Black 18-year-old who graduated from York Catholic High School outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 28, says he was stopped by school officials shortly before receiving his diploma and told to remove his face mask. What did the mask say? “Black Lives Matter.” Holmes was allowed to join his peers and participate in the graduation procession after removing the mask, but as he told the York Daily Record: “You only get one high school graduation. I wish that mine didn't play out like this." The school says instead of face masks, it had students wear face shields. To this end, the school said that if students received prior approval, they were allowed to wear a plain face mask, without...
    Despite facing First Amendment violation claims for not approving other projects, New York City officials painted Black Lives Matter murals around the city and ignored their own public art projects application in the process, the New York Post reported. New York City Hall was sued by Women for America First, after allegedly denying a mural of their slogan “engaging, inspiring and empowering women to make a difference,” the Post reported. “We haven’t said no to people. We’ve said, if you want to apply, you can apply, but there’s a process,'” Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference, according to a transcript posted to New York City’s official website. I knew this from the very...
    President Donald Trump unloaded Wednesday on “Black Lives Matter” and professional athletes who kneel for the national anthem, declaring that if he loses the 2020 presidential election for speaking out against such issues, he’s “okay” with it. “I think it’s disgraceful,” Trump said of the “new norm” of professional athletes kneeling for the “Star-Spangled Banner.” “I was pushing them to get open, then I see everybody kneeling during the anthem. It’s not acceptable to me.” “When I see them kneeling, I just turn off the game,” the president said. “I have no interest in the game; and let me tell you this, there are plenty of other people out there, too.” The president then took on the Black Lives Matter...
    PRESIDENT Trump slammed the Black Lives Matter movement as a "marxist group that is not looking for good things for the United States." Trump also claimed that Democrats are funding a "far left group of radical anarchists" when speaking with Fox and Friends on Wednesday. 7President Trump slammed the Black Lives Matter movement as a 'marxist group that is not looking for good things for the United States'Credit: BackGrid 7Fireworks are set off outside the Federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon on July 25,2020Credit: New York Times Trump slammed the Black Lives Matter movement for gaining "respectability," amid ongoing protests following the death of George Floyd. He spoke about how some demonstrators who chanted, "Pigs in a blanket, fry them like...
    A FLORIDA woman was reportedly forced to leave an American Airlines flight for wearing an "offensive" mask that read "F--k 12." Wearing a T-shirt that said "Black Lives Matter" and a mask that said "F--k 12", Arlinda Johns was asked to leave the plane after boarding to fly to Illinois. 2A flight attendant asked Johns to cover her mask, which Johns said she didCredit: Tray Johns/Facebook Johns told Local 10 that a flight attendant asked Johns to cover her mask, which the Black Lives Matter activist promptly did. However the attendant returned to Johns' seat and said "I'd better not see that other mask," Johns told Local 10. "I said, 'Leave me alone lady,' She stood...
    President Trump called Black Lives Matter a Marxist group on Wednesday, pushing back on professional sports players kneeling for the national anthem. “Black Lives Matter, when did it start? Marching down the street screaming 'pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon.' They were talking about policemen and women,” Trump told “Fox & Friends.” “All of sudden, this is taking on this air of great respectability. Well, how does it start there? It’s a Marxist group. It’s a Marxist group that is not looking for good things for our country and now I see these leagues all kneeling down.” MAGIC'S JONATHAN ISAAC, WHO STOOD FOR NATIONAL ANTHEM WHILE OTHERS KNELT, SUFFERS TORN ACL The comments came after an Oklahoma state lawmaker...
    President Donald Trump said Wednesday in an interview he believed the activist group Black Lives Matter was a “Marxist group.” Trump recalled the mantra of Black Lives Matter when they first started chanting “pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon.” “All of a sudden this has taken on this air of great respectability,” he said. “Well, how does it start there? It’s a Marxist group that is not looking at good things for this country.” The president spoke about the group in a phone interview with Fox and Friends on Wednesday morning. Corporate interests have donated over a billion dollars Black Lives Matter in response to the George Floyd protests that occurred in the summer, despite their radical agenda....
    WNBA gamers on the Atlanta Dream squad, which is co-owned by Sen. Kelly Loeffler, confirmed as much as their Tuesday sport carrying t-shirts selling the Georgia lawmaker’s Democratic challenger. The assertion towards Loeffler, who’s unpopular amongst many WNBA gamers for her opposition to the Black Lives Matter motion and the league’s affiliation with it, was captured on digital camera and posted to social media. Members of the Dream’s Tuesday opponent, the Phoenix Mercury, even joined in — with gamers on each side coming into the world carrying shirts emblazoned with “Vote Warnock” and “Black Lives Matter.” Elizabeth Williams, a middle for the Dream, earlier Tuesday posted a photograph of herself to Twitter donning the “Vote Warnock” shirt, a nod...
    WNBA players on the Atlanta Dream squad, which is co-owned by Sen. Kelly Loeffler, showed up to their Tuesday game wearing t-shirts promoting the Georgia lawmaker’s Democratic challenger. The statement against Loeffler, who is unpopular among many WNBA players for her opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement and the league’s affiliation with it, was captured on camera and posted to social media. Members of the Dream’s Tuesday opponent, the Phoenix Mercury, even joined in — with players on both sides entering the arena wearing shirts emblazoned with “Vote Warnock” and “Black Lives Matter.” Elizabeth Williams, a center for the Dream, earlier Tuesday posted a photo of herself to Twitter donning the “Vote Warnock” shirt, a nod to Loeffler’s opponent,...
    NFL legend Herschel Walker defended athletes who stand for the national anthem and said he’s for “American Lives Matter” because he’s “an American.” “Why do a player need to decide who he is for and right now the management is trying to decide for you by putting ‘BLM’ over everything,” the football legend shared during his appearance Monday on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.” (RELATED: Fox News Contributor Says Media Is Ignoring Biden’s ‘Staggering’ Support Of Black Voters) “What BLM are you supporting?” he added. “Who is it your supporting, because the organization is not something that I think speaks for a lot of people.” (RELATED: The Nation Columnist Defends Joe Biden From Tara Reade: ‘I Would Vote For...
    The Los Angeles County district attorney’s husband will face charges for allegedly waving a gun at protesters in March, according to charging documents filed Monday. David Lacey, the husband of Jackie Lacey, faces three misdemeanor charges of assault with a firearm after he pointed a gun at demonstrators who were outside of his house in Granada Hills, Calif.  The California attorney general’s office took on investigating the case to prevent a conflict of interest, a law enforcement official told the Los Angeles Times.  On March 2, Black Lives Matter protesters demonstrated outside of the Laceys’ home in a predawn protest. When a few activists knocked on the door asking for Jackie Lacey, her husband allegedly appeared with a handgun pointed...
    The husband of Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey was charged Monday in connection with pulling a gun on Black Lives Matters protesters outside their home in March, a move that further inflamed an already fraught relationship between activists and Lacey's office. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed charges against David Lacey in Los Angeles Superior Court for three misdemeanor counts of assault with a firearm, according to charging documents obtained by Politico. Jackie Lacey said the couple was awakened early March 2 to protesters who had knocked on their front door with jopes of meeting with Los Angeles County's top prosecutor. In a video tweeted by Melina Abdullah, a Black Lives Matter organizer, David Lacey, a Pan-African Studies professor at California...
    Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL star Herschel Walker questioned the Black Lives Matter movement multiple times Monday, saying that “American Lives Matter” would be a more meaningful movement. "Why does a player need to decide who he is for?" Walker asked Fox News’s Laura Ingraham about professional athletes kneeling for the national anthem in support of Black Lives Matter during an appearance on her show Monday night "What BLM are you supporting? ... The organization is not something that speaks for a lot of people." "I'm for 'American Lives Matter' because I'm an American." Walker also posted a video on social media that same night urging America to “wake up.” “America wake up...if we love our Country, let's...
    MARTINEZ — The Martinez couple accused of a hate crime and vandalism for painting over a Black Lives Matter mural outside of the county courthouse entered a not guilty plea Tuesday morning, and joined their attorney at a news conference where he condemned the hate crime charge as “outrageous.” Nicole Anderson, 42, and David Nelson, 53, will not be back in court for months to fight the misdemeanor charges, but are planning to take their case to trial. Anderson and Nelson were the subject of a July 4 viral video, which allegedly showed Anderson painting over the first two letters of the block-long, yellow, city-sanctioned mural while Nelson encouraged her, telling onlookers they were “sick of this narrative” and that...
    Americans have seen Black Lives Matter murals pop up in cities all across the country — they're painted on streets, buildings, placards, you name it. New York City has seen them on the streets around all five boroughs. Interestingly, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio admitted this week that he decided the BLM murals would not have to go through the normal permitting process. But he is still forcing pro-police and pro-Trump groups go through the bureaucracy to get the government's OK to put out their political messages in the same format, the New York Post first reported. What's going on? The city has come under fire for allegedly blocking groups the mayor disagrees...
    Kristen Doute is doing her part to make a positive impact on society. Kristen Doute is doing her best to prove that she’s learned from her past mistakes. On the heels of her firing from Vanderpump Rules, which came after she was accused of racism, Kristen has taken to her Instagram page and to her Instagram Stories to ensure her fans and followers that she supports the Black Lives Matter movement while also requesting donations for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). After first sharing a photo on her Instagram page that read, “Black Lives Matter,” in sign language, Kristen spoke out on her Instagram Stories. “Hey guys, I wanted to quickly talk about a post that’s on my actual...
    New York City mayor Bill de Blasio admitted Monday that he did not follow proper permitting procedure when he ordered city workers to paint Black Lives Matter murals in each of the city’s five bureaus, the New York Post reports, potentially putting the city at legal risk and opening the door for more political speech in the form of street art. On Monday, the mayor claimed that the city has not turned down requests to paint street murals, but said that there is a “process” for applying to create public art. “We haven’t said ‘no’ to people, we’ve said, ‘If you want to apply, you can apply, but there’s a process,’” De Blasio told reporters. Several other groups, including a...
    NFL legend Herschel Walker says he fully supports "American lives matter" — because he is an American first and foremost. Walker has also spoken out in condemnation of kneeling protests over the last several days. What are the details? In a Monday night social media post, Walker detailed what he referred to as a disturbing incident that he witnessed Sunday night during a workout. He captioned the now-viral video, "America wake up ... if we love our Country, let's speak up, stand up and protect it!" "I saw a bunch of people holding a BLM sign burning the Holy Bible, flag of the United States of America, and a cross," he said....
    Senator Ted Cruz has called riots 'organized terror attacks' and slammed Black Lives Matter protesters as 'avowed Marxists' looking to disrupt the 'Western-prescribed nuclear family structure' ahead of a hearing on Antifa and political violence later today.    'These violent riots are not spontaneous, nor are they mere coincidences. Instead, the evidence suggests they are organized terror attacks designed to instill fear and tear down the fundamental institutions of government,' Cruz told Fox News.   The Texas Republican also blasted Democrat officials for 'letting their cities burn' and reinforced his plan for citizens to be able to sue cities if their property is damaged during riots.  His comments come ahead of a Senate hearing Tuesday to investigate the 'political violence' he said...
    The leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have never asked to meet with President Donald Trump, Trump said in an interview with Axios released Monday on HBO. The moment came when Axios Reporter Jonathan Swan pressed Trump on his response to the widespread unrest arising from the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Trump argued he is doing what is necessary to contain violence in cities like Chicago and Portland, and Swan responded by asking whether Trump had ever met with a Black Lives Matter activist to address their concerns. “Black Lives Matter started off – to me – very badly… ‘Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon.’ I got off to a bad start,” Trump said....
    Washington, D.C. police violated the First Amendment when officers arrested two anti-abortion activists who were writing "Black Preborn Lives Matter" outside of a Planned Parenthood location, one of the activists told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Monday. "This is a violation of our First Amendment right," said Warner DePriest, an employee of Students for Life of America (SFLA). "This is viewpoint discrimination." Video footage shows police warning DePriest and SFLA student leader Erica Caporaletti that they would be arrested if they continued using sidewalk chalk outside of the Planned Parenthood Carol Whitehill Moses Center in northeast D.C. SFLA claims D.C. police granted them a permit to paint on the street, as well as verbal notice that they wouldn't be prevented from painting on the street. The organization...
    It turns out that bucking woke trends may be good for business, because jersey sales for Orlando Magic player Jonathan Isaac have been surging since he decided to stand alone for the national anthem last Friday, becoming the first NBA player to do so amid the current spate of Black Lives Matter activism. “Two days after the Magic’s game on Friday, Isaac’s jersey sales surged on the NBA’s store,” reports Fox News. “As of Sunday, Isaac’s jersey is the second-best seller on the league’s website behind only Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James.” Top Ball Coverage tweeted, “Jonathan Isaac’s jersey sales have skyrocketed after he stood for the National Anthem. He is now number two in jerseys sales among players...
    The Metropolitan Police Department arrested only four people for defacing property during nearly two months of rioting in the District of Columbia. On Saturday, MPD arrested two pro-lifers for writing “black preborn lives matter” outside of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic.  “If you open the door to free speech on the city streets to one group,” Students for Life Executive Director Kristan Hawkins told the Daily Caller News Foundation, “you can’t shut it to others.” The Metropolitan Police Department arrested four people for defacing property throughout almost two months of protests and rioting in the District of Columbia, but arrested two pro-lifers for writing “black preborn lives matter” in chalk Saturday. MPD spokeswoman Alaina Gertz confirmed to...
    The Orlando Magic’s Johnathan Isaac has become a new national sports hero as his jersey soars near the top top spot behind only LeBron James, after the player stood for the national anthem last week. According to Top Ball Coverage, Isaac’s number one Magic jersey has soared into the number two best-selling jersey spot, second only to LeBron James’ tunic. Jonathan Isaac’s jersey sales have skyrocketed after he stood for the National Anthem. He is now number two in jerseys sales among players only behind LeBron James. pic.twitter.com/1JLwEPtLG8 — Top Ball Coverage (@TopBallCoverage) August 2, 2020 Isaac shot to national attention only four days ago when he elected to remain standing, and eschewed wearing a Black Lives Matter t-shirt during...
    Major League Baseball viewership ratings fell off after opening day as the league embarked on a social justice mission in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. ESPN reported that the opening weekend game between the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals drew 4 million viewers, making it the most-watched regular-season game since 2011. Viewership dipped back down, however, following its opener. “MLB really fell off after opening day. In general, both leagues aren't getting the audience one might expect from a nation that's been deprived of entertainment for months,” Ethan Strauss, a reporter for the Athletic, wrote in response to a tweet showing that ESPN reported 922,000 viewers for the Mets-Braves game, 1 million for the...
    Sports are back and professional athletes have turned to social justice activism during the national anthem to raise awareness on racial injustice and police brutality in the U.S. The movement started in 2016 when Colin Kaepernick, of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers, started to kneel during the anthem after talking to former U.S. Green Beret, and former Seattle Seahawks player, Nate Boyer. The decision to kneel started a firestorm across the league and even reached the upper echelon of the White House. While kneeling during the anthem was primarily centered in the NFL, several athletes followed Kaepernick's path – Megan Rapinoe in the National Women’s Soccer League and Bruce Maxwell in Major League Baseball. Scores of NFL players would also...
    Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters issued “social justice” and “black liberation” demands regarding “diversity” to a restaurant owner in Louisville, KY, including a directive for “donations” to organizations run by non-whites. Listed demands from a BLM affiliate in Louisville include racial quotas for staff and ownership of business suppliers, donations to organizations run by non-whites, and adjustment to dress codes. The posters used the acronym “BIPOC” (“black or indigenous persons of color”) as a euphemism for non-white persons: 23% of Staff is BIPOC in Front of House 23% of inventory is from BIPOC retailer(s) Regular donations to BIPOC organization Dress code policy does not discriminate against BIPOC patrons of employees. Additional demands issued via the letter included the option to...
    Dua Lipa and Boyfriend Anwar Hadid Adopt New Puppy Dexter: Pics If the Senate doesnt bail out the childcare industry, economists see women leaving the workforce en masse Rugby league: Folau remains standing as team mates kneel for Black Lives Matter (Reuters) - Israel Folau's decision not to kneel down with his team mates before Sunday's Super League match between his Catalan Dragons and St Helens was a "personal choice", his coach Steve McNamara said. © Reuters/CARL RECINE Super League - St Helens v Catalans Dragons © Reuters/CARL RECINE Super League - St Helens v Catalans Dragons The former Australia rugby union international remained standing as other players and match officials "took a knee" at the Headingley ground...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Meyers Leonard has a brother who served two excursions in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines. He carries a military-themed backpack, wears fight boots and has a telephone loaded with Navy SEALs who’re his pals. He additionally makes this clear: “I completely imagine Black Lives Matter,” he mentioned. Nonetheless, Leonard merely couldn’t carry himself to kneel for the nationwide anthem. Sporting a Black Lives Matter T-shirt over a jersey that he ordered to say “Equality,” and as all different coaches and gamers round him knelt, Leonard stood for the enjoying of “The Star-Spangled Banner” on Saturday earlier than the Warmth re-opened their season by dealing with the Denver Nuggets at Walt Disney World. “A few...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Meyers Leonard has a brother who served two tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines. He carries a military-themed backpack, wears combat boots and has a phone loaded with Navy SEALs who are his friends. He also makes this clear: “I absolutely believe Black Lives Matter,” he said. Still, Leonard simply could not bring himself to kneel for the national anthem. Wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt over a jersey that he ordered to say “Equality,” and as all other coaches and players around him knelt, Leonard stood for the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” on Saturday before the Heat re-opened their season by facing the Denver Nuggets at Walt Disney World. “Some of the...
    ELIZABETH, New Jersey (WABC) -- Prominent voices in the Black Lives Matter movement were in New Jersey on Saturday for the painting of a new mural.The brother of George Floyd and Eric Garner's mother attended a ceremony in Elizabeth.A local artist led the effort to paint a Black Lives Matter Mural on Martin Luther King Boulevard across from City Hall.Terence Floyd says the outpouring of support has been of great comfort to their family."It's given us strength and it's given us hope and change, seeing everybody showering us with love and their condolences and their prayers," Floyd said.The event drew demonstrators, asking if black lives matter, then defund the police.----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More New Jersey news* Send...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Meyers Leonard has a brother who served two tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines. He carries a military-themed backpack, wears combat boots and has a phone loaded with Navy SEALs who are his friends. He also makes this clear: “I absolutely believe Black Lives Matter,” he said. Still, Leonard simply could not bring himself to kneel for the national anthem. Wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt over a jersey that he ordered to say “Equality,” and as all other coaches and players around him knelt, Leonard stood for the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” on Saturday before the Heat re-opened their season by facing the Denver Nuggets at Walt Disney World. “Some of...
    Oklahoma City Thunder players kneel during the national anthem. Ashley Landis/Pool/USA TODAY Sports/Reuters Rep. Sean Roberts of Oklahoma suggested the state take away the tax breaks given to the Oklahoma City Thunder if players kneeled for the national anthem. The Republican lawmaker compared Black Lives Matter to "Marxism," saying the movement wants to "destroy nuclear families." The Thunder and Utah Jazz kneeled during the anthem, as teams have been doing in the NBA's "bubble" in Disney World. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. An Oklahoma lawmaker threatened to rescind the tax break for the Oklahoma City Thunder if players kneeled for the national anthem in the NBA's bubble. In a statement, Rep. Sean Roberts criticized the gesture,...
    A New York man was arrested twice for smearing paint across the Black Lives Matter mural that sits in front of Trump Tower.    Mark-David Hutt, of Rochester, was arrested by the New York Police Department on July 25 and 26, becoming one of at least eight people to be detained for vandalizing the mural. Footage of Sunday's vandalism was captured by a witness and begins with the 31-year-old crawling on his knees while using his bare hands to smudge the paint.  'Unbelievable,' one witness says. At least five witnesses watch in stunned silence as Huttd defaced the mural. Cell phone footage shows a man, identified as Mark-David Hutt, smearing white paint across the Black Lives Matter mural in front...
    People gather for a Juneteenth rally in Tulsa, Okla., Friday, June 19, 2020. Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take control of the state and ensure all enslaved people be freed, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki Tulsa City Council decided to remove the Black Lives Matter painting located in the Greenwood District after the mural was not granted city approval. Tulsa World reported that the painter and organizer of the mural, Ryan Rhoades, did not get city approval for the street painting. "Never heard from the city. Never for permission, and never for after the fact, nothing," said Ryan Rhoades, Tulsa World reported. "I...
    By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Meyers Leonard has a brother who served two tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines. He carries a military-themed backpack, wears combat boots and has a phone loaded with Navy SEALs who are his friends. He also makes this clear: “I absolutely believe Black Lives Matter,” he said. Still, Leonard simply could not bring himself to kneel for the national anthem. Wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt over a jersey that he ordered to say “Equality,” and as all other coaches and players around him knelt, Leonard stood for the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” on Saturday before the Heat re-opened their season by facing the Denver Nuggets...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Meyers Leonard has a brother who served two tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines. He carries a military-themed backpack, wears combat boots and has a phone loaded with Navy SEALs who are his friends. He also makes this clear: “I absolutely believe Black Lives Matter,” he said. Still, Leonard simply could not bring himself to kneel for the national anthem. Wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt over a jersey that he ordered to say “Equality,” and as all other coaches and players around him knelt, Leonard stood for the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” on Saturday before the Heat re-opened their season by facing the Denver Nuggets at Walt Disney World. “Some of...
    Orlando Magic star Jonathan Isaac has explained his decision not to kneel for the national anthem or wear a Black Lives Matter shirt - the only NBA player so far since the restart not to do so. Bronx-born Isaac, 22, stood for the national anthem before Friday's game against the Brooklyn Nets - the second night of games since the league restarted at Disney World on Thursday night.   'Absolutely, I believe that Black Lives Matter,' he said afterwards.  'I also believe that kneeling while wearing a Black Lives Matter t-shirt doesn't go hand-in-hand with supporting black lives.' Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac stood for the national anthem before Friday's game In the press conference after the game, Isaac explained...
    Pro-life activists were arrested Saturday morning for writing “black preborn lives matter” outside of a D.C. Planned Parenthood. The chalking was part of an event with Students for Life of America and The Frederick Douglass Foundation where they planned to paint the sidewalk before holding a press conference at 10 a.m. “I’m gonna tell you now that if you continue chalking you will be placed under arrest for defacing property,” a police officer said to the two protesters. As the officers moved in to arrest the two people who were chalking, someone in the crowd said, “you know they do this every Saturday right?” (RELATED: De Blasio Heckled By Protesters While Painting ‘Black Lives Matter’ In Front Of Trump Tower)...
    A performer, left, raps as a man dances during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than a thousand people showed up in downtown Portland early Saturday to peacefully protest, about three days after the announcement that the presence of U.S. agents there would be reduced — a deal that Oregon officials hope will continue to ease tensions as the city tries to move on from months of chaotic nightly protests. Friday’s overnight protest mimicked that of Thursday, which was the first time in weeks that demonstrations ended without any major confrontations, violence or arrests. The change...
    As the National Basketball Association resumes its shortened season in Orlando, one player is pointing to his faith as the guiding principle in his refusal to follow the league-wide participation in kneeling during the national anthem. Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac, who chose to wear his Magic jersey instead of a Black Lives Matter tee sported by his teammates, said his belief in the Gospel of Jesus Christ outweighed participating in the display of unity. "For myself, my life has been supported through the Gospel," Isaac said on Friday. "Everyone is made in the image of God and that we all fall short of God's glory, and that each and every one of us each and every day do...
    The passenger in the Jeep that sped through a Black Lives Matter protest, causing one woman to fall off the highway, said they were simply trying to drive to the airport and became jolted after people threw projectiles at the vehicle.   Footage of a blue Jeep racing down a Aurora, Colorado highway as Black Lives Matter protesters desperately jumped out of the way made headlines on Sunday as tensions  mount nationwide. The scene divulged into chaos after the blue Jeep crashed into another vehicle and one man opened fire.  But according to Gregory Goodenough, the driver had not specifically targeted Black Lives Matter protesters and drove onto the highway while following GPS instructions.  Scroll down for video  On Sunday,  a...
    More than a thousand people showed up in downtown Portland early Saturday to peacefully protest, about three days after the announcement that the presence of U.S. agents there would be reduced - a deal that Oregon officials hope will continue to ease tensions as the city tries to move on from months of chaotic nightly protests. Friday's overnight protest mimicked that of Thursday, which was the first time in weeks that demonstrations ended without any major confrontations, violence or arrests. The change in tone outside a federal courthouse that's become ground zero in clashes between demonstrators and federal agents came after the U.S. government began drawing down its forces in the liberal city under a deal between Democratic Gov. Kate...
    A single player in the NBA has stood alone—literally—during America's national anthem since games resumed this week after a 20-week break due to COVID-19. During a press conference on Friday, that player, Jonathan Isaac of the Orlando Magic, explained why. What are the details? After noting that he did not kneel during the playing of "The Star Spangled Banner" or wear a Black Lives Matter shirt along with all the other players, a reporter asked Isaac (who is black), if he believes black lives matter. "Absolutely," Isaac replied. "I believe that black lives matter. A lot went into my decision and part of it is, first off, it's my thought that kneeling or wearing...
    Self-proclaimed Marxist and Black Lives Matter (BLM) co-founder Patrisse Cullors called on Democrats to make “sea changes” to their party platform and adopt radical legislation that calls to defund the police force, eliminate both the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and close all federal prisons and immigration detention centers, alongside various other radical demands — otherwise, “any claims of allyship and solidarity with our work to fight for black liberation are for naught.”  Cullors stated there is “an opportunity right now to right the course of history” and warned that if not careful, the Democratic Party “will miss its greatest opportunity” to lead our country to the “true American revolution.”  The radical BLM co-founder...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds peacefully protested in downtown Portland Friday, two days after the announcement that the presence of U.S. agents there would be reduced — a deal that Oregon officials hope will continue to ease tensions as the city tries to move on from months of chaotic nightly protests. The start of Friday night’s protest mimicked that of Thursday, which was the first time in weeks that demonstrations ended without any major confrontations, violence or arrests. The change in tone outside a federal courthouse that’s become ground zero in clashes between demonstrators and federal agents came after the U.S. government began drawing down its forces in the liberal city under a deal between Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and...
    ODENTON, Md. (WJZ) — After someone tore down anti-racism signs at Ark and Dove Presbyterian Church in Odenton earlier this week, pastors and church members quickly came together to rally and stand up to the person who took it down. Within hours of it being taken down on Wednesday, congregants had put the Black Lives Matter back up. They said they’re disappointed and angered by the person who took it down and want that person to know this won’t stop them from supporting the movement. >>WJZ has a new news app! Download it now!
    NHL fans took a knee for their sport after Eric Trump praised the league's players for standing for the national anthem. Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images NHL fans are posting images of themselves kneeling in their jersey with the hashtag #Kneel4Hockey in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. As the NHL restart approaches, players have been standing side-by-side with their opponents as the national anthem played. Eric Trump tweeted out his support of players standing on Thursday night. On Friday, fans began making their #Kneel4Hockey posts, asking for a more clear show of support from the league. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. NHL fans are posting pictures of themselves kneeling in their jerseys with the hashtag #Kneel4Hockey on...
    Morgan Zegers, founder of the non-profit “Young Americans Against Socialism,” sat down with The Daily Caller’s Caitlyn McDuffee and explained how Marxism is connected to the Black Lives Matter movement. Her non-profit “Young Americans Against Socialism” aims to inform young Americans about the dangers of socialism. (RELATED: BOZELL: The Real Story Of Black Lives Matter — Marxist, Anti-Family Radicals) WATCH: “A lot of people in America, most Americans, believe that black lives matter,” Zegers told the Caller. “But, the problem is an organization called Black Lives Matter is actually run by ‘trained marxists.’” “When you look at the long term fight against socialism, the left appears to be very much entrenched in a generational battle. They are ready...
    Cori Bush, left, is challenging Lacy Clay, a 10-term member of Congress, in Tuesday's Missouri Democratic primary.Mother Jones illustration; Jeff Roberson/AP; Bill Clark/Getty For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.Cori Bush smells tear gas when there isn’t any. Loud noises frighten her, reminders of police brandishing sniper rifles, firing rubber bullets, and revving the engines of armored vehicles. When the video of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck began to circulate, Bush’s reaction was instinctual: “Don’t look at it.” She looked anyway. “It’s a reminder that we didn’t finish the work.” For 400 days in 2014 and 2015, protesters gathered in Ferguson, Missouri, to register their outrage over the...
    As expected, the first NBA game in more than four months featured pregame demonstrations from players in support of a nationwide protest movement against the excessive use of police force against Black people. Every member of the Jazz and Pelicans on Thursday evening knelt for the national anthem, following the main template for athlete protests in the U.S. that began in the NFL with Colin Kaepernick in 2016. Players on each team also donned messages on their jerseys supporting equality and societal improvements. Phrases included “Education Reform,” “Say Their Names” and “Black Lives Matter.” Utah’s Donovan Mitchell also wore “Black Lives Matter” shoes. MORE: LeBron James decides not to put message on jersey Protests in the U.S. began in response...
    Some congressional Democrats are pointing at right-wing “infiltrators” and “agents provocateurs” as the cause of riots and upheaval in Seattle, Portland, Oregon, and other cities. That's a shift away from laying the blame on federal law enforcement for nightly war zones in some of the country’s largest metropolitan regions. Meanwhile, public sympathy for protesters shrank as attempts to burn down courthouses and attack police were regularly broadcast. The Associated Press examined arrest records from the riots in Portland since mid-June and found that 95% were local and the overwhelming majority have no criminal record in Oregon. Several are college students, and the average age was 28. “These protesters, these peaceful protesters are very respectful of law enforcement, and they're...
    Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. Sports fans who were miffed by MLB players kneeling before the national anthem should probably mentally prepare themselves for Thursday evening. If that “political” gesture for Black Lives Matter turned viewers off, the NBA is about to remind people why “sports as an escape” is no longer an acceptable coping mechanism. ESPN’s Malika Andrews and Marc J. Spears already reported the Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans plan to kneel together around the “Black Lives Matter” lettering painted on the court during the national anthem of the NBA’s...
    Black Lives Matter and and cancel culture are forces seeking to silence all Americans, said Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), offering her comments in an interview on Wednesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow. Loeffler identified the ideological Marxist foundation of the Black Lives Matter organization and campaign. “We Americans agree with this fact, the life of every African-American is important,” stated Loeffler. “It matters. We have to root out racism, but that’s not what this organization is about.” “They are trained Marxists,” noted Loeffler of Black Lives Matter’s founders. “They’ve acknowledged this. Their primary mission is to defund the police.” LISTEN: As co-owner of WNBA team Atlanta Dream, Loeffler opposed the women’s league’s plans support the...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for help in finding two people who vandalized a fallen officer memorial at its headquarters in Downtown Los Angeles.Police released images of the suspects.Surveillance images show them spray painting two cases filled with badges of fallen officers.Police say the suspects also spray painted several walls nearby.Police investigating after Black Lives Matter mural defaced in front of courthouseEMBED More News Videos A Black Lives Matter mural was defaced in Martinez Saturday and now police are investigating.
    A Nevada sheriff threatened not to respond to emergency calls at a public library because of its support for Black Lives Matter, the Independent reported on Wednesday. The threat was made after the library released a proposed diversity statement in which it “denounces all acts of violence, racism, and disregard for human rights” and supports Black Lives Matter, adding that “We resolutely assert and believe that all forms of racism, hatred, inequality, and injustice don’t belong in our society.” In response, the sheriff, Daniel Coverley, wrote on  the sheriff’s office website that “Due to your support of Black Lives Matter and the obvious lack of support or trust with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, please do not feel the need to...
    (Courtesy Douglas County Sheriff Department) After the Douglas County Public Library in Nevada stated their support for Black Lives Matter, Sheriff Daniel J. Coverley issued a letter informing the library to no longer use 911 emergency services. READ MORE: Richmond riots instigated by white supremacists posing as Black Lives Matter activists The library issued its diversity statement, welcoming everyone to use its services. Released after a Board of Trustees special meeting, the DCPL statement reads, “The Douglas County Public Library denounces all acts of violence, racism, and disregard for human rights. We support #BlackLivesMatter.”  TORONTO, ON – JUNE 06: Artist Paul Glyn-Williams puts the finishing touches on a George Floyd mural on June 6, 2020 in Toronto, Canada. This...
    The Douglas County Public Library in Nevada wanted to step up and support the local Black Lives Matter movement — but the county sheriff responded by saying officers would not respond to 911 calls to the facility in the event of dangerous protests and rioting. What are the details?According to the Washington Post, Douglas County Sheriff Daniel Coverley threatened to stop responding to any 911 calls to the library after the facility drafted a public statement in support of the local Black Lives Matter movement. In a newly released diversity statement, the library said, "We support #BlackLivesMatter." Another portion of the statement added, "We resolutely assert and believe that all forms of racism, hatred, inequality, and injustice don't...
    The Federalist Society chapter at the University of Illinois is being threatened with blacklisting after members have refused to publicly state support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Chapter leaders said they are bound by a policy from the national organization barring statements or endorsements of any kind. "I am incredibly proud to be part of an institution among leaders who, when faced with the recent cries from the black community who has for their entire existence in this country been oppressed, amplified these cries loud enough so that those in power will finally hear," a letter written by Celestina Radogno, a law student at the school, read. “But amongst the dialogue and the cries, there is a...
    A Nevada sheriff walked back a letter in which he told a BLM-supporting library not to bother calling 911. EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP via Getty Images A Nevada sheriff responded to a local library considering support for Black Lives Matter by posting a critical open letter. In it, the sheriff said any support for the movement also supports violence and anti-police behavior. He also told the library that it shouldn't bother calling 911 and wished staff luck on dealing with disturbances on their own. The sheriff walked his letter back later in the day and said his office would continue to respond to emergencies. Portions of the letter appear to have been lifted from a separate letter, the Nevada...
    A Nevada sheriff told a public county library supporting Black Lives Matter not to “call 911 for help” in a Monday letter. Douglas County Sheriff Daniel Coverley responded to the Douglas County Public Library’s proposed diversity statement that condemned racism and expressed support for the Black Lives Matter movement by publishing a letter on the department’s website. “Due to your support of Black Lives Matter and the obvious lack of support or trust with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, please do not feel the need to call 911 for help,” the sheriff wrote. “I wish you good luck with disturbances and lewd behavior.” The sheriff later issued a statement with the library, after meeting with the library director Tuesday, saying...
    Bob Brigham July 29, 2020 7:01AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on a shocking letter from a Nevada sheriff's office on Tuesday — and upon investigation busted the department for plagiarism. "A diversity statement that a local library district in Northern Nevada was set to discuss Tuesday drew a harsh rebuke from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, which said in a letter that any endorsement of the Black Lives Matter movement would 'support violence,'" the newspaper reported. "The diversity statement was on the agenda at a Douglas County Public Library Board of Trustees meeting before the session was canceled." : The letter is available on the department's website. "Due to your support of Black Lives...