Rioters toppled statues of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt in Portland, Oregon, on Sunday night — the latest attacks on monuments in several months of left-wing unrest.
According to OregonLive.com, the statues in the South Park Block were toppled during an “Indigenous Day of Rage.” The nearby Oregon Historical Society Museum was also reportedly attacked.
Speaking via Zoom, Mayor Lovely Warren confirmed the moves, adding “The Chief was not asked to give his resignation.”
Singletary came under fire following news of the death of Daniel Prude, a mentally ill black man who died of asphyxiation after police attempted to take him into protective custody in March – two months before the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, yet the incident didn’t become public until last week, according to the Democrat & Chronicle.
Prude, 41, had been suffering from a mental health episode and was running naked throughout the streets. Once officers caught him, a ‘spit hood’ was placed over his head after he began spitting. He was then held face down on the pavement for just over two minutes, after which he stopped breathing. Prude was pronounced DOA to the hospital from asphyxia.
On Monday, naked protesters wore ‘spit hoods’ outside the Rochester police headquarters in protest.
In a Tuesday statement, Chief Singletary said in part: “As a man of integrity, I will not sit idly by while outside entities attempt to destroy my character,” adding “The events over the past week are an attempt to destroy my character and integrity.”
Canvassing the campus of George Washington University, Campus Reform found that the vast majority of college students believe that the nation-wide rioting and looting being carried out by black lives matter agitators is ‘justified’.
“In my opinion, it definitely can be justified given that’s the only way we can get our message out there,” one student commented.
“I’m in support of the riots personally, whatever you need to do to be heard,” another added.
Others said riots are “inevitable,” claiming that “if change is gonna come there’s gonna be some violence.”
Flordia Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced on Monday a proposed new law that would protect drivers who kill or injure demonstrators if the drivers are fleeing a “mob.”
The move comes following the death while under police restraint of George Floyd and amid heightened tensions across the U.S. between law enforcement and protesters.
The proposed legislation will be filed for the March 2021 session.
What are the details?
On Twitter, DeSantis wrote, “Today I announced bold legislation that creates new criminal offenses and increases penalties for those who target law enforcement and participate in violent or disorderly assemblies. We will always stand with our men and women in uniform who keep our communities safe.”
Violent protests have erupted in Louisville, Kentucky in the wake of grand jury’s ruling not to indict police officers accused of shooting unarmed African-American Breonna Taylor and killing her at her home in March.
The Louisville police have conducted nearly 100 arrests overnight as protests engulfed the city following the court ruling to clear police officers, accused of Breonna Taylor’s murder, of their charges.
According to a police statement cited by AP, protesters attempted to wreak havoc in the city, loot local businesses and jump on city vehicles. Several protesters were arrested for curfew violations after refusing orders to disperse, the statement adds.
The police also said that the lives of the two officers shot during the demonstration were not threatened. The statement, however, provided no further details about the identity of the suspect accused of opening fire against the policemen.
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Twitter’s Jack Dorsey helped donate $11 million to organisations that included the Bail Project, linked to the U-Haul in Louisville earlier today.
National File reported today that an employee of the Bail Project, Holly Zoller, was caught handing out shields and other equipment to potential rioters from a U-Haul truck in Louisville, Kentucky.
A group of concerned citizens managed to track down and identify Zoller:
One member of the anonymous group called Zoller, posing as a U-Haul employee, noting that the company had seen “hundreds of Twitter posts” about the U-Haul truck “being used to protest illegally.”
“We handed out supplies. That’s it,” Zoller said, including “umbrellas, water, masks, goggles, gloves.” The caller says that they saw signs of” abolish the police,” to which Zoller said that was her First Amendment right.” What does it matter what I posted on a sign?” she added.
Zoller then denied that she protested, but then was caught admitting that she “drove the U-Haul truck and dropped items off.” After saying this, Zoller goes quiet. When she returns to the call, she says the caller should talk to her lawyer and that she would not be answering any more questions.
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When hundreds of BLM and Antifa extremists gathered outside the Seattle Police Officer’s Guild (SPOG) on Monday, they were met by a large group of cops who charged the agitators and made twenty-two arrests.
The “protesters,” who chanted, “I don’t see sh*t, I don’t know sh*t” and held signs reading, “All my heroes kill cops,” were armed with Molotov cocktails and used bear mace against officers.
Police on bicycles blasted “Save a Horse Ride (Ride A Cowboy)” by Big & Rich through loudspeakers as they charged the horde, which is ironic because John Rich is a staunch supporter of American law enforcement.
Video uploaded to SPDBlotter.com shows the moment a firebomb was flung at police, nearly hitting a pair of “protesters” in the process.
Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding made a surprise announcement late last week – abandoning the Democratic party after months of anti-police protests and civil unrest, and switching his party affiliation to Republican, according to 14 News.
Wedding made the announcement Thursday outside White Stallion Energy in Evansville, where Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch were in attendance.
Sheriff Wedding says the switch is to make a statement against what is going on nationally with civil unrest and negative attitudes towards law enforcement. He admitted that this will likely ruffle some feathers, but believes his track record in working with both Democrat and Republican leaders in the county will allow him to maintain those relationships despite the switch.
After the announcement, Wedding told us he feels the Democratic Party has lost its way. – 14 News
Police in Louisville, Kentucky have declared a state of emergency and two federal buildings have temporarily shuttered ahead of the state attorney general’s announcement in the Breonna Taylor case, anticipating possible riots.
The emergency announcement was issued on Monday afternoon by interim Louisville Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Schroeder, citing the need for “appropriate level of staffing to provide for public safety services.” In practice this translates into all leave and vacation requests being placed on hold.
The US district courthouse in Louisville and the nearby US Citizenship and Immigration Services field office were also shuttered on Monday for the rest of the week, per orders from a federal judge.
Both federal and local authorities seem to be preparing for the impending announcement by Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron in the case of Breonna Taylor, an emergency medical technician killed in March.
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Suburban voters are swinging their support to President Trump as they now view ‘Black Lives Matter’ unfavorably.
Yahoo! News, which conveniently banned user comments before the election, admitted that a majority of suburban voters view BLM unfavorably in the aftermath of the Kenosha riots.
“In July, the Black Lives Matter movement received a 46 percent favorable to 45 percent unfavorable rating from suburban Americans. Right after the Republican convention, that rating flipped: 44 percent favorable to 50 percent unfavorable,” the outlet admitted. “In July, a majority of suburbanites said police brutality against minorities (53 percent) was a bigger problem than crime in their communities (47 percent). One month later, those same suburbanites were saying the opposite, with 53 percent now citing crime as the bigger problem.”
Obviously the rioting has backfired on Democrats.
“In late July, Biden led Trump by a decent margin in the suburbs: 48 percent to 41 percent. In late August, the same suburban Americans told Yahoo News and YouGov that they preferred Trump over Biden, 45 percent to 43 percent. That’s a 9-point swing,” the article added.