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    Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday said he and his family have needed continued security because of harassment and death threats over his statements about the coronavirus pandemic. “Getting death threats for me and my family and harassing my daughters to the point where I have to get security is just, I mean, it’s amazing,” Fauci said during an interview with CNN’s Sanjay Gupta on Wednesday. “I wish that they did not have to go through that.” The nation’s top infectious diseases expert has had his own security detail since at least April, in the face of the mounting threats. Fauci didn’t go into detail, but noted that threats and harassment are part of the “unseemly things that crises bring out...
    A Wisconsin Police Department withdrew from an agreement to provide security at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) after the Milwaukee Police Department made changes to its policy, banning the use of chemical irritants including pepper spray. Over 100 police agencies have reportedly withdrawn from agreements to provide officers for security at the upcoming DNC. “Our withdrawal from the DNC security detail is about safety and the fact that the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission is setting the police officers up for failure,” Fond du Lac Police Chief William Lamb told the Daily Caller News Foundation. Lamb said ” … I cannot in good conscience send the members of my department to be a part of that.” At least 3 police...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond police have assigned a security detail to the city’s mayor. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the decision revives a controversial practice from two previous administrations that current Mayor Levar Stoney ended when he took office. In late June, the mayor’s spokesman said police had received “credible threats” against the mayor since he vowed to remove Confederate statues from Monument Avenue. The cost of providing a security detail for mayors in the past made the expense an issue. The security detail’s annual costs varied from $300,000 in 2013 to more than $500,000 in 2015. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond police have assigned a security detail to the mayor of the Virginia capital. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the decision revives a controversial practice from two previous administrations that current Mayor Levar Stoney ended when he took office. In late June, the mayor’s spokesman said police had received “credible threats” against the mayor since he vowed to remove Confederate statues from the city's historic Monument Avenue. “The mayor has spent the last three and a half years traveling to hundreds, if not thousands, of public and private events without police protection. Unfortunately, recent events have made it clear that we are now in different times,” Stoney spokesman Jim Nolan wrote in an email. On June...
    Igor Derysh July 24, 2020 6:42PM (UTC) Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said he and his family had been assigned a security detail after receiving "serious threats" amid public attacks from members of the Trump administration. Polls show that Fauci is one of the most trusted sources of information about the coronavirus, which apparently irks President Donald Trump at the same time as it undercuts his attempts to downplay the threat posed by the pandemic. Trump himself cited Fauci's high ratings in a tweet last month, and The Washington Post reported that he was "galled" by the numbers. The White House recently sent an "oppo dump" seeking to discredit Fauci to reporters, and Trump adviser Peter Navarro...
    Democratic Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler attended a protest Wednesday night and had to be escorted by a security detail as protesters yelled obscenities at him and set a fire near Portland’s U.S. courthouse. Video by freelance journalist Sergio Olmos showed a crowd gathered around the mayor yelling “fuck Ted Wheeler” and “shame on you!” (RELATED: ‘Portland, Oregon, Is Not Out Of Control,’ Says City’s Congressman) “You’re just like them!” someone from the crowd yelled. “You fucking fake ass liberal!” Protestor “you fucking fake ass liberal, you gassed us first” pic.twitter.com/6yD3BPofG4 — Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) July 23, 2020 Wheeler was also hit by tear gas while he was at the federal courthouse, according to video posted by New York Times...
    Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s tense visit with protesters-- where he was booed, told to resign and given a list of demands-- ended with his security detail engaging in a struggle with protesters late Wednesday night as they worked to get the mayor to safety, a report said. While no protesters appeared to physically harm Wheeler, once he was inside the building a few people tried unsuccessfully to push past his security team in an apparent attempt to get inside. Others threw water bottles and other projectiles at the glass door, according to a video tweeted by New York Times correspondent Mike Baker. Portland Police declared a riot soon after the mayor left and tensions escalated between protesters and federal agents. Wheeler had...
    Several Minneapolis City Council members who have received death threats following their calls to defund the police after the death of George Floyd have been assigned private security details -- reportedly costing the city $4,500 a day in taxpayer dollars. According to information obtained by Fox News, the city has spent $63,000 on private security over the last three weeks. “The names of the people getting security details are not public,” a city spokesperson told Fox News Saturday. The names of three council members who are receiving private security detail have already been made public, two of whome interviewed with local affiliate Fox 9 on Friday. The spokesperson did not respond to Fox News' questions about whether or not there were additional council members receiving security...
    Three members of the Minneapolis City Council have reportedly been provided with a private security detail after receiving threats for supporting proposals to defund the city's police department in the wake of George Floyd's death.  The city is currently spending $4,500 per day on security for council members Andrea Jenkins, Phillips Cunningham and Alondra Cano, Fox 9 reported on Friday. A spokesperson for the city told the outlet that the private security has cost roughly $63,000 over the past three weeks. The security comes after the three of the council members have reportedly faced threats due to their support for defunding the Minneapolis Police Department. Cunningham told the outlet that the security is temporary, but declined to elaborate on security...
    Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez — who proposed a $150 million cut from LAPD’s budget — ended her own 24/7 security detail provided by the department after being called out as a hypocrite, according to a new report. Martinez, joined by Councilmembers Herb Wesson, Curren Price and Monica Rodriguez, introduced the motion in response to the protests held in LA following George Floyd’s police-custody death in Minneapolis, Spectrum News 1 reported. “It’s kind of ironic,” Det. Jamie McBride, director of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, the LAPD’s union, told the network. “Here she is demanding $150 million be reallocated from the police budget, but yet she has security at her house by the Los Angeles Police Department.”...
    The Los Angeles City Council president is facing criticism for using police officers as personal security while calling for the department to be defunded. Democratic Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez used LAPD officers as security for the past two months until journalists began asking her questions, Spectrum News 1 initially reported. “It’s kind of ironic. Here she is demanding $150 million be reallocated from the police budget, but yet she has security at her house by the Los Angeles Police Department,” said Det. Jamie McBride, director of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, Spectrum reported. McBride estimated more than $100,000 in taxpayer funding was spent providing security to Martinez. “Clearly, it’s an abuse of power and abuse of...