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    The big lie that American policing is systemically racist poses an existential threat to the rule of law, racial harmony, and the social fabric of the United States of America. This dangerously false narrative is a complete fabrication, manufactured and perpetuated by an alliance of loud and powerful voices. These include the mainstream advocacy media, Antifa anarchist and terrorists, Black Lives Matter, woke Hollywood celebrities, university elites, activist professional athletes and many politicians. American law enforcement strives for excellence, and...
    Conservative figures Tom Fitton, Mark Levin, and Allen West joined the production of “We Hold These Truths: Our Answer to the Mob,” a video celebrating the Founders, veterans, and police officers. The video features Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Mike Lee (R-UT), Media Research Center President Brent Bozell, For America President Dave Bozell, Dan Bongino, FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon, Deneen Borelli, former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), National Review Editor Rich Lowry, Dana Loesch, Jenny Beth Martin, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins,...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – CBS2 is taking on the hard question: Where does the conversation about race go from here? CBS2’s Maurice DuBois spoke with David Simon, former journalist, author and creator of hit TV shows, about policing and the war on drugs. “I think the demonstrations are necessary,” Simon said. Simon has spent most of his career writing about police in urban America, including 15 years as a reporter at the Baltimore Sun. “I want to start here David...
    An Arizona police chief has asked the FBI to conduct a civil rights review of an officer-involved shooting that led to the death of a 28-year-old man on the Fourth of July. Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams announced Tuesday that she requested the review after witness video of James Jay Porter Garcia’s death went viral. In the video viewed more than two million times, two officers can be heard firing about 10 times into a parked car Garcia was sitting in. Police said in a news release...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden tweeted Sunday: “We’re going to beat Donald Trump. And when we do, we won’t just rebuild this nation – we’ll transform it.” There’s been a bit of mocking about what Biden meant by transformation. The Merriam- Webster dictionary defines transformation as: “to change in composition or structure, to change the outward form or appearance of or to change in character or condition.” One thing all of those definitions have in common is the word “change.”...
    A SLEEPY market town was turned into a “war zone” after hundreds of drunken revellers flouted Leicester’s lockdown and flocked to pubs. Market Harborough, just 12 miles from the Leicester quarantine boundary, was mobbed on Super Saturday as boozers threw open their doors for the first time since the coronavirus quarantine began. 5Police and ambulance workers were called into Market Harborough on the weekendCredit: Midlands Media Agency 5Police were forced to use a dispersal order to send crowds packing in...
    Two lawyers accused of carrying out a Molotov cocktail attack on a cop car in Brooklyn might not have to worry about burning through all their savings. According to authorities, on the night of May 29, while a Black Lives Matter protest raged through Downtown and Central Brooklyn, attorney Urooj Rahman—a keffiyeh drawn over the lower half of her face—set fire to a rag jammed in a Bud Lite bottle full of gasoline. She allegedly then tossed it through the...
    A popular Boogaloo patch. Like most far-right “movements,” the so-called “Boogaloo” cult—with its built-in fetishes around guns, body armor, banners, patches, T-shirts and assorted accoutrements—is also simultaneously a big moneymaking opportunity for right-wing operatives and their enablers, eager to milk the gullible “Patriots” who flock to their websites. Chief among the enablers have been Facebook and Instagram, who have, as BuzzFeed News reports, been raking in advertising dollars from “Boogaloo”-related merchants hawking their wares. But perhaps more ominously, chief among the...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Since the city agreed to divert up to a billion dollars in NYPD funding Tuesday, the #OccupyCityHall protest has waned at City Hall Park — yet some protesters are sticking around, insisting that they are “prepared for war” if they’re told to leave. Participants in the continuing #OccupyCityHall sleep-in at City Hall on Centre Street are now preparing for an anticipated...
    By STEPHEN GROVES, Associated Press GETTYSBURG, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota police department has removed a decal from its squad cars that featured a Confederate battle flag next to an American flag, according to local residents. Dave Mogard, the police chief in Gettysburg, a small city named after the famous Civil War battle, declined to confirm that the decal had been removed, saying Thursday that the City Council would discuss the issue at a meeting Monday. But several locals,...
    The stepmother of former Atlanta cop Garrett Rolfe says she was fired in a “political move” after the officer was charged with Rayshard Brooks’ murder — claiming they are both victims of a “horrible war on police officers.” Melissa Rolfe told Fox News on Tuesday that her boss at Equity Prime Mortgage was initially supportive after the June 12 shooting — even offering her 8 weeks’ paid leave. “I offered to work from home and he said ‘No, no don’t...
    Colorado’s governor is warning protesters that “destruction and vandalism are not the answer” after three suspects were arrested in connection to a fire set to a pedestal of a toppled Civil War monument outside the State Capitol building. The statue – which honors Colorado’s fallen Civil War soldiers -- was first knocked over by a group of demonstrators Thursday before being removed from the area, police told KUSA. Then late Saturday night, the pedestal where it once stood was set on fire – although the blaze resulted in minimal damage, Denver’s Fire Department adds. There...
    DENVER (AP) — Police in Denver have arrested one person for suspected arson after a small group of protesters attempted to set fire to the pedestal of a Civil War statue that was toppled last week. About 75 protesters had been demonstrating peacefully around the Capitol late Saturday night when a small group broke off and went to the statue site, a Colorado State Patrol spokesperson told KUSA_TV. Just before 11 p.m. a fire was set atop the mostly-concrete pedestal...
    Anti-cop protesters started huge fires near a Portland police precinct early Friday, as looters plundered nearby stores, according to police and local reports. “North Portland looks like a war zone right now,” journalist Andy Ngô tweeted alongside videos of numerous large fires in the Oregon city. He said militants “tried to establish an autonomous zone outside” the North Precinct in the city and “they then started fires in the street.” Other footage showed people chanting “no good cops in...
    Anti-cop protesters started huge fires near a Portland police precinct early Friday, as looters plundered nearby stores, according to police and local reports. “North Portland looks like a war zone right now,” journalist Andy Ngô tweeted alongside videos of numerous large fires in the Oregon city. He said militants “tried to establish an autonomous zone outside” the North Precinct in the city and “they then started fires in the street.” Other footage showed people chanting “no good cops in a...
    DENVER (CBS) — Denver police are investigating after a Civil War statue in front of the Colorado State Capitol was toppled. The statue and its base have been repeatedly vandalized since the George Floyd death protests began in Denver. According to the State of Colorado website, “This statue of a Civil War cavalryman, dismounted with rifle in hand, honors the Colorado soldiers who fought and died in the Civil War. The statue was designed by Captain Jack Howland, a member...
    Three officers were fired from the Wilmington Police Department in North Carolina on Tuesday over racist comments captured on one of the cops in-car cameras.  Former officers James Gilmore, Jesse Moore II, and Kevin Piner, had all been on the force for more than two decades. The racist comments were accidentally recorded on one of the officers in-car camera, and found during a routine audit, according to an internal report. In one conversation caught between Moore and Piner, both...
    Three police officers in North Carolina have been fired after they were heard on camera making racist comments, including the use of racial epithets and references to “slaughtering” Black people, police said Wednesday.  Wilmington Police Chief Donny Williams said Cpl. Jessie Moore and officers James Gilmore and Kevin Piner would be fired for misconduct after an internal investigation “uncovered extensive violations” of the departments policies, including its standard of conduct and use of appropriate language.  The department also released a...
    Four years ago, President Trump made an unprecedented splash in American politics by rejecting political correctness, pledging to stand up to the left-wing mob and running on upending the Washington, D.C. “swamp” political culture, all in brash style. But as civil unrest sweeps the country, some conservatives are frustrated. Trump is not doing enough to counter the cultural revolution that took root over the last few weeks, they say, and neither are other Republicans and groups on the right....
    PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A Kosovo court on Monday jailed a former Serb army police reserve officer for 22 years for crimes committed during the 1998-1999 war. The Prizren court sentenced Darko Tasic for desecration of corpses and also for participation in the illegal confiscation and looting of people’s property in the village of Krusha e Vogel, 87 kilometres (55 miles) west of the capital, Pristina. Witnesses testified seeing Tasic and his father gather up bodies from a massacre...
    A young boy stands near the statue of Confederate general Albert Pike after it was toppled by protesters at Judiciary square in Wahsington, DC on late June 19, 2020.ERIC BARADAT Protesters tore down more statues across the United States, expanding the razing in a San Francisco park to the writer of Americas national anthem and the general who won the countrys Civil War that ended widespread slavery. In Seattle, pre-dawn violence erupted Saturday in a protest zone largely abandoned by...
    A teacher collects supplies for remote teaching Schools are a huge part of the economy—not just a place teachers and support staff and clerical workers and custodians work, but a place parents rely on to care for their kids so they can go to work. That means, as National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen García said in a statement, “The American economy cannot recover if schools can’t reopen.” But reopening schools has to be done right, and without sacrificing students’ education,...
    Fox News host Greg Gutfeld explained that the ongoing “narrative” on police encounters with African-American suspects, absent actual “facts” and data, could have the U.S. “heading towards a race war.” During a Monday “The Five” panel discussion about the police shooting of Rayshard Brooks after he resisted arrest, ran and tried to fire a taser at a pursuing officer in Atlanta last week, Gutfeld agreed with co-host Jesse Watters that Brooks shouldn’t have been simply let go, but said that...
    Editor’s note: We endeavor to bring you the top voices on current events representing a range of perspectives. Below is a column arguing that police departments in the United States need long-term reforms to overcome systemic racism, especially an end to the War on Drugs. You can find a counterpoint here, where Paris Dennard, Senior Communications Advisor for Black Media Affairs at the Republican National Committee, argues that defunding the police will destabilize urban communities that want more, not less,...
    Princeton Professor Eddie Glaude Jr. dismissed law-and-order policies and the war on drugs Tuesday as “phrases” and “slogans” that have been used as “racial dog whistles.” When asked if the spate of protests following the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody was producing a unique political environment in the United States, Glaude told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that it was. “I think so. It does feel different to me,” Glaude said, adding that the country is “at...