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Cop begs knife-wielding man in standoff: ‘You’re a black man. I’m a black man. You don’t have to die today. I don’t want you to die today.’

The voice of a DeKalb County, Georgia, police sergeant on bodycam video encapsulated the tragedy that occurred last week.

“I’m begging you,” the sergeant pleaded with a knife-wielding man through a closed door after a 911 call about a reported prowler, WXIA-TV said. “You’re a black man. I’m a black man. You don’t have to die today. I don’t want you to die today.”


Image source: WXIA-TV video screenshot

Officers begged 35-year-old Matthew Williams at least 47 times to drop the knife he had been holding after lunging at one officer, the station said.

But it was no use. Williams lunged again at police, shots were fired, and Williams’ body was recovered from the premises an hour later, WXIA reported.

Turns out Williams actually lived at the property, the station said.

What are the details?

After police were called to the house Wednesday, a woman can be heard telling officers that “our neighbors that lived there moved out, and the owner has vacated the home to remodel it, so nobody is supposed to be there,” WXIA reported.

Soon officers encountered Williams at the house. “Hey, what’s up, man? What you doin’ around here? You live here?” one officer is heard asking him, the station said. “If you don’t live here, man, I’m just kindly asking you just to leave the property, all right?”


Image source: WXIA-TV video screenshot

WXIA said bodycam video caught an image of Williams as he walked down the steps:


Image source: WXIA-TV video screenshot

And police said Williams lunged at an officer with what they described as a blue ceramic knife, the station reported:


Image source: WXIA-TV video screenshot


Image source: WXIA-TV video screenshot

An officer fired one shot, but police said Williams fled into the trees surrounding the house, WXIA reported, adding that an officer said in the bodycam clip that she may have shot Williams in the shoulder.

“Drop the knife, man!” an officer hollers into the woods.

“Drop the weapon! Drop it!” another officers yells.

“We will shoot, man, all right? We gave you ample warnings, all right?” an officer is heard telling Williams.

The station said the video indicates Williams slipped out of view and back into the house, after which police came to the front door.

“Please come out for us, boss man. What’s the problem? How can I help you?” says an officer who identified himself as Sgt. Perry with the DeKalb Police Department.

After a minute, an officer kicks in the door — but it soon closes from the inside, WXIA reported.

“I’m begging you,” the sergeant pleaded with Williams, the station said. “You’re a black man. I’m a black man. You don’t have to die today. I don’t want you to die today.”


Image source: WXIA-TV video screenshot

WXIA said the exchange went on for nearly two minutes, with Williams saying, “I’m defending my property.”

The station said Perry answered, “Sir, I need you to put the knife down.”

“Let me see [the knife] drop,” the sergeant added, WXIA said. “I can get you an ambulance out here. We can talk about this.”

“I’m defending my property,” Williams repeated.

After another minute, police told the station, Williams lunged at them again with the knife just as one officer was heard saying “we’re here to help you” — and then three gunshots rang out.

The door closed again, WXIA said, and officers withdrew and waited for a SWAT team. Williams’ body was recovered from the house over an hour later, the station reported.

What did the police chief have to say?

DeKalb County Police Chief Mirtha Ramos told WXIA that Williams lived in the house, but police didn’t know that at the time of the 911 call.


Image source: WXIA-TV video screenshot

“The police will respond to what they know at that moment,” Ramos told the station. “And we don’t what [sic] they knew at that moment besides what we see on the bodycam footage.” She added to WXIA that two investigations regarding the incident are ongoing.

What did Williams’ family have to say?

Williams’ family has indicated they believe he was experiencing a mental health episode at the time of the incident, WXIA said.

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Antifa — ‘a myth,’ ‘an idea, not an organization’ — meets after street ‘action’ to discuss strategy, warns each other to keep things secret

It appears that Antifa militants — you know, those figments of conservatives’ collective imagination, those black-clad, violent leftists who are at best “an idea, not an organization” and at worst a “myth” — have miraculously exited the pages of storybooks and landed in apparent real life.

Say what?

Conservative radio host Jason Rantz of KTTH-AM posted cellphone video — seemingly recorded on the sly — showing a group of “radical activists, including Antifa” holding an outdoor meeting in Seattle Friday night following their usual street hijinks.

During their chat, the “comrades” — a term actually uttered by one freedom fighter — discuss strategy, pat themselves on the back after they “fought with the pigs,” and emphasize not to discuss with anyone that they’ve met or their activities, as well as other methods to keep authorities at bay.

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @JasonRantz

Shockingly, one militant tells the group that “autonomous doesn’t mean unorganized. So we do have to make decisions as a crew, as a team.” Seriously, since when do myths and ideas band together like … an organization?

Another militant suggests next time out they divide themselves into groups dressed as “black bloc” and “plain clothes” in order to prevent police from identifying members according to attire. In addition, another militant reminds members to look at the “Seattle [Black Lives Matter] calendar” and other groups’ activities to keep informed.

Prior to departing, one militant adds, “Once we de-bloc and leave, you weren’t at this autonomous action. So you don’t go home and talk about it. You didn’t see anything, you didn’t talk to anybody.” Another group member chimes in, “Our general policy is, ‘I didn’t see s**t or know s**t.’ If somebody asks you what you did Friday night — ‘nothin’.'”

Others also offer tips about phones, primarily to keep them turned off, to “get a burner if you can,” nont to have phones “tied to you personally,” and to make them password-protected with “no bio, no face, no thumb.”

Toward the end, another woman tells the group, “While we’re not necessarily out in the streets every night, we are doing actions every night. We’re sharing information, we’re watching livestreams, we’re educating ourselves, we’re educating our peers, our families, our friends. So keep that momentum up.” She adds that there’s plenty to be done to aid the “revolution.”

The militants also express a desire for “more organization” as well as concerns about being “infiltrated,” especially since they’re in a “vulnerable location” and “the longer we stay here, the easier it is for them to start picking out people as they walk out.”

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Anything else?

Last July, Democratic U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler (N.Y.), chairman of House Judiciary Committee, was caught on video stating that Antifa violence in Portland, Oregon, taking place night after night — and documented in numerous videos and news reports — is a “myth that’s being spread only in Washington, D.C.

Last September, then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in a debate with then-President Donald Trump parroted the words of FBI Director Christopher Wray, saying that “Antifa’s an idea, not an organization.

But speaking to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence last week, Wray was willing to concede that Antifa is “more of a movement. There are certainly local and regional nodes, individuals who self-identify with Antifa who commit violent attacks, citing that as their motivation. And we have a number of predicated investigations into such individuals.”

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Police say white HS student who claimed she was falsely accused of sending racist messages is not a suspect — and superintendent called incident a ‘hoax’

Police in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, on Friday told TheBlaze that a white high school student who made national headlines this week claiming she was falsely accused of sending racist messages is not a suspect in the incident, which the district superintendent earlier called a “hoax.”

What’s the background?

White Bear Lake Area High School students walked out of school last Friday morning in protest over racist threats sent to several black students from an anonymous Instagram account, the Pioneer Press reported, which added that the messages contained death threats and repeated use of the N-word.

The paper reported in a follow-up story that a female student took responsibility Monday for sending the messages, and Superintendent Wayne Kazmierczak said in a letter that the messages were “a hoax sent under false pretense.” He added that the student “poses no threat to students of color,” the Pioneer Press said.

In addition, the paper said Kazmierczak wrote in separate letter Wednesday that he regretted using the word “hoax” and didn’t mean to “minimize the impact that racism or racist acts has on students and families who have been marginalized throughout history and in White Bear Lake Area Schools.”

The superintendent also said he would recommend expulsion for the culprit due to violation of the district’s bullying and harassment policies, the Pioneer Press added.

Police would not comment on the race of the student responsible for the messages, and the school district has not responded to TheBlaze’s inquires about the race of the student behind the messages.

Ellen Hiniker, White Bear Lake’s city manager, said in a Wednesday statement that the “juvenile female” who created the anonymous Instagram account did so “to raise awareness of social and racial injustice due to past incidents that occurred at school.”

“It has not yet been determined whether additional individuals contributed to the content of the postings associated with this account,” Hiniker added. “Although the investigation is ongoing, it is important that the information we have at this time be shared to help ease fears associated with this particular incident.”

White student says she was falsely accused

Amid speculation about the race of the student responsible for the messages, a white student told The Daily Wire that she was falsely accused of the act.

Avery Severson, a sophomore at the high school, told the outlet that a black student accused her of sending the racist messages. The Daily Wire said the accusing student, Precious Boahen, shared a screenshot of the messages with the caption, “I bet you a billion bucks this is Avery Severson or one of her friends all mad because they can’t have their Turning Point club at school.”

More from the outlet:

Severson said that over the past year she has been stonewalled by her school administration in an effort to create a Turning Point USA club. In contrast, Boahen was able to create a black student affinity group with relative ease. Boahen accused Severson of being jealous of her ability to successfully kickstart a club. […]

Severson told The Daily Wire that she was in a driver’s education class on Wednesday, April 7, when the conversations were posted to social media. She denied the accusations and said she would never have made such abhorrent comments. […]

The Severson family met with White Bear Lake High School administrators who encouraged Severson to remain silent about the situation. Classmates, Severson says, took her silence on the matter as an admission of guilt and threatened her. Severson was escorted to and from classes until April 12.

The outlet said Boahen publicly posted an email she sent to White Bear Lake administrators threatening to spill the story to the media and take legal action.

“If swift and sweeping action is not taken, I will be contacting news outlets to let the public know how [the administration] really operates in this city, and I will be looking for legal action as well,” Boahen wrote, according to the Daily Wire.

With that, the high school launched an investigation, the outlet said.

Severson added to the Daily Wire that she’s afraid the “hoax” has destroyed her reputation among her peers and could upend her future political ambitions.

“This experience has been extremely hurtful, not only because I believe all racism is wrong, but because I was believed to be guilty with no evidence pointing to me,” Severson told the outlet. “This has left me feeling unsafe at school as well as in my community. I feel this has hurt my reputation and could damage my future political goals.”

The impact of the incident also has been heightened due to protests this week over the fatal shooting a Daunte Wright by police in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, as well as the ongoing murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.

Here is Severson recounting her ordeal to Fox News:

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‘Get the f*** out!’: Black protesters in Brooklyn Center eviscerate white protester, tell him ‘you’re white, you already don’t belong!’

A white protester in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, must have been scratching his head extra hard Thursday night after he was caught on video getting verbally taken apart by a group of irate black protesters who ordered him to leave the area.

What are the details?

The clip posted by the Washington Examiner’s Nic Rowan shows at least four black protesters — three men and one woman — cursing out the lone white protester.

“If we f***ed you up, that would be wrong, right?” one man holding a water bottle asks the white protester.

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @NicXTempore

“That would be wrong,” the white protester responds.

Soon a voice from side bellows out, “Alright then shut the f*** up and protest, bitch!”

The man then tells the white protester, “If y’all like that s**t, go that way.” Presumably from the text accompanying the video, some protesters were upset at their comrades who were throwing water bottles at police.

Suddenly a woman — who delivered the most stinging rebukes — tells the white protester, “You’re a guest in a black space, remember that! You’re white; you already don’t belong! if you can’t be a guest in a black space, get the f*** out!”

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @NicXTempore

After a pause, the white protester tries to explain himself, “I’m not trying to—”

Then the woman interrupts him, “But you are! So get the f*** out!”

The man then issues a warning to the white protester, who still isn’t leaving: “You’re still arguing, so I’m gonna tell you one more time, and then I’m not gonna talk to you. Go that way.”

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @NicXTempore

The woman then orders the white protester that he and his “compadres” need to “go find y’all some other f***ing business, ’cause you’re clearly here for the wrong motherf***ing reasons. Get the f*** out!”

With that, the white protester finally takes the hint and walks away, and the clip ends. (Content warning: Language):

But there appears to be a problem

Rowan noted in his above tweet that white protesters had been telling other protesters to not throw water bottles at police — and one might assume by the riot act the white protester was read that he was a guilty party.

However, another clip appeared to show that same white protester confronting another white protester for throwing a water bottle at cops.

(Content warning: Language):

The second clip shows a white protester in a beige jacket looking from side to side before launching what appears to be a water bottle over a fence toward police.

With that it appears the white protester who soon would get eviscerated by the black protesters confronted the guy for chucking the bottle. “Don’t throw s**t,” he tells him.

So it’s not clear why the black protesters were so angry with the white protester who apparently was attempting to keep things peaceful.

Some Twitter users found the cognitive dissonance of whole thing rather telling:

  • “They are realizing it’s stupid-ass white liberals instigating s**t and ruining the message,” one commenter said. “Finally.”
  • “Just recently they caught on that BLM was mostly comprised of white left-wing trust-fund babies,” another user wrote. “Notice how they are campaigning lately in the news showing it is completely a black movement now?”
  • “Antifa is going to have a hard time with this one,” another commenter observed. “They are all over Twitter cursing out ‘action policing’ but now they have POC protestors telling white protestors how to protest. Wonder how they will demonize the POC ‘action policing.’ F*** Antifa. Stop hijacking peaceful protests.”

What’s the background?

Thursday marked the fifth straight night of protests in Brooklyn Center following the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old black man, by a police officer during a traffic stop Sunday.

Wright resisted arrest and was fatally shot by Officer Kim Potter, who said she intended to use her Taser but mistakenly grabbed her service weapon instead.

Authorities said Wright had expired vehicle tags — and it was reported that at the time of the traffic stop he had an outstanding warrant on an attempted robbery charge over an incident during which he allegedly choked a woman and held her at gunpoint.

Potter resigned Tuesday, along with Police Chief Tim Gannon, who was ordered by news conference attendees the previous day to refrain from referring to the post-shooting riot as a “riot.” Just after the fatal shooting, a protester on a bullhorn urged a growing crowd to dox police, post photos of their families on social media, and “start doin’ pull ups to their house.”

In response to the fatal shooting, U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) called for the end of policing and incarceration, claiming law enforcement systems are so broken they “can’t be reformed.” President Joe Biden backed away from Tlaib’s declaration.

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Black Lives Matter co-founder — a ‘trained Marxist’ who reportedly purchased four homes for $3.2M — says her money is for her ‘family members’

Amid scrutiny and controversy over the co-founder of Black Lives Matter reportedly having purchased four homes for $3.2 million — including a $1.4 million property in overwhelmingly white Topanga Canyon, California — “trained Marxist” Patrisse Khan-Cullors said in an interview that she’s investing her money in her “family members.”

What are the details?

Commentator and activist Marc Lamont Hill interviewed Khan-Cullors for “Black News Tonight” and asked about the problematic optics, specifically from the perspective of “the left.”

“If you are a trained Marxist, if we’re talking about a certain kind of radical politic, that extravagant homes of any sort, or multiple properties of any sort, is itself contradictory to the ideology that you hold,” Hill said. “And so it’s not about having money per se … or about property per se, but it’s about being a potential contradiction between your expressed politics and your lived practice.”

Khan-Cullors called such a critique “wanting” and asserted that “the way that I live my life is a direct support of black people, including my black family members, first and foremost.”

She added that many black people who can “invest” choose to do so with their families, “and that’s what I have chosen to do. I have a child, I have a brother that has severe mental illness that I take care of, I support my mother, and I support many other family members of mine. And so I see my money as not my own; I see it as my family’s money as well.”


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She also noted in the interview the homes she’s purchased are specifically for family members.

Khan-Cullors also dismissed accusations that she’s taken money from BLM for such purchases, and the BNC News video description indicated she said “her money comes from other various sources but believes that activists should get paid a living wage for their work.” Yet the Marxist also asserted that capitalism is harmful to the black community.

Black Lives Matter — which raked in more than $90 million in 2020 alone — has come to Khan-Cullors’ defense, saying earlier this week that recent criticism of her is a “right-wing offensive” that “continues a tradition of terror by white supremacists.” BLM added that she’s a “volunteer” and does not take a salary, having earned only $120,000 through her work there “for duties such as serving as spokesperson and engaging in political education work.”

How did folks react to the interview?

Some Twitter observers responding to the segment during which Khan-Cullors said her money is for her family members weren’t terribly sympathetic.

“I gotta hand it to Patrisse Cullors, ‘my aim is to help Black people, and I am Black, so I decided the person I’d focus on helping is myself’ is an impressive defense of being a Marxist while getting rich off of BLM,” Noam Blum of Tablet declared.

Others echoed the sentiment:

  • “It’s important to invest in the black community…buys house in majority white neighborhood, OK Patrisse,” one user quipped.
  • I have to admire the honesty at least,” one commenter noted. “I think it speaks to how much control this organization has over it’s pawns that they aren’t afraid in the slightest to say things like that.”
  • “Marxists are just temporary under the radar elitists,” another user said. “Seriously. They’re all obsessed with power because they resent not having it all. It’s really that simple.”
  • “The irony is that self-interest is exactly in-line with Marxist reality,” another commenter observed.

Anything else?

On the heels of the Khan-Cullors controversy, Hawk Newsome — leader of Black Lives Matter Greater New York City — said there should be an “independent investigation” into Black Lives Matter and its finances.

And conservative black journalist Jason Whitlock said he was suspended from Twitter after criticizing Khan-Cullors and her most recent real estate purchase.

“Black Lives Matter founder buys $1.4 million home in Topanga, which has a black population of 1.4 percent,” Whitlock tweeted last Friday. “She’s with her people!”

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MSNBC analyst feels ‘wave of euphoria’ with first vaccine shot, pushes others to roll up their sleeves as well: ‘Best feeling you’ll have had in a year’

As you’ve no doubt noticed by now, “vaccine selfies” are a thing among members of the mainstream media.

And along with the preponderance of photographs of masked journalists with rolled up sleeves and needles in their arms is a kind of lock-step pressure campaign — along with more than a few guilt trips.

Take CNN’s Brian Stelter, for example, who just days ago called out one of his favorite targets — Fox News — and claimed their on-air personalities are failing to show their “vaccine selfies.”

“Where are Tucker [Carlson] and Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham? Where is Ainsley Earhardt and Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade?” Stelter inquired. “Where are the biggest stars on Fox getting vaccinated?”

Then invoking peer pressure with a phrase you may have last heard in high school, Stelter said “everybody else is doing it … all across television, all of those anchors are rolling up their sleeves.”

‘Wave of euphoria’

Well, another media personality just hit the vaccine campaign trail, and Matthew Miller’s message to his nearly 457,000 Twitter followers was the amazing feeling that washed over him upon getting his first shot.

In fact, the MSNBC analyst said Wednesday he sensed a “wave of euphoria” — and encouraged others to roll up their sleeves as well: “Go get your vaccine, folks. Best feeling you’ll have had in a year.”

Of course, not everybody who commented on Miller’s tweet were convinced — but what was truly eye-opening was how many folks not only gave him kudos but also said they got emotional upon getting their shots. A number even shared that they shed tears:

  • “I sat in my car and cried for 5 minutes after getting my 1st dose of Pfizer 3 weeks ago,” one commenter said. “I go today at 4 p.m. to get my 2nd dose. It is a wonderful feeling!”
  • “My husband and I got our second shots this morning. It does give you a sense of joy and relief,” another user wrote. “Of course, we’ll still wear masks for months to come. But it’s a great feeling!”
  • “Also the feeling of community and inclusion with everybody there and thankfulness for a well-run government and free medical procedure!!” another commenter gushed.
  • “I got teary-eyed both times getting my seamlessly run vaccines!!!” another user said. “Thank you, Biden!!”
  • “I cried like a baby as I walked back to my car,” another commenter admitted. “All the memories of the lockdown, continual bad news, ‘inject bleach’ press conferences, and daily death count flooded my brain.”
  • “During my time of waiting (15 min mandatory to make sure there was no reaction) I listened to Andrea Bocelli loud and blotted a few tears,” another user said. “I wanted to hug everyone.”
  • “I cried a little after my second shot. Tried not to because I felt stupid. But the lovely nurse who was watching over us for reactions simply came over and offered me a tissue with no words,” another commenter said. “Of course that made me cry harder!”
  • “I was shocked by the range of emotions I had when I received my first shot! I was so choked up I could barely say my name & birthdate,” another user recalled. “I literally cried with relief & hope as I sat there & thought about all of those who died this last year due to the failure of the former POTUS.”

Still one of the few detractors had the following to share: “People losing their minds used to be the minority. This past year has seen that turn into the majority. This obsession with being injected with experimental medicine is truly frightening.”

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VIDEO: Protester shows reporter can of soup ‘for my family’ — then winks at camera. Protesters have pelted cops with cans amid Daunte Wright rioting.

A protester in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, got a little cute with CNN reporter Sara Sidner during an on-camera interview Wednesday night amid a crowd gathering in response to the police-involved fatal shooting of Daunte Wright.

What happened?

The protester told Sidner , “I’m just standing here today with soup for my family” — and as he held aloft a can, the protester winked for the camera.

The protester continued speaking following his wink: “We’re just, you know, watching this unfold; it’s very unfortunate.”

Sidner apparently picked up on the wink, as she inquired, “You’re not planning on using that are you? Throwing it at police?”

The protester replied — this time with no wink — “Like I said, it’s for my family.”

“Literally for your family?” she pressed.

“Yeah,” he answered.

“Alright,” Sidner said as the clip ended.

The Twitter user who posted the clip included text that read, “I don’t think that can of soup is for his family.”

A number of commenters pointed out that the protester’s “soup for my family” phrase was used last year by former President Donald Trump who described protesters who he said
used soup cans as weapons. Here’s a clip juxtaposing the protester’s words with Trump’s words:

Whatever the protester’s intentions, it’s likely no joke to police. Indeed, former Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon — who resigned Tuesday along with Kim Potter, the officer who pulled the trigger — said during a Monday news conference that amid a “riot” after the shooting “officers that were putting themselves in harm’s way were being pelted with frozen cans … they were being pelted with concrete blocks.”

Incredibly, multiple presser attendees pounced on Gannon’s use of the term “riot” and
ordered him not to utter it, saying “Don’t do that!” and “that was no riot!” and “it was not a riot.” But Gannon stood his ground: “Yes, there was.”

How did folks react to the winking protester?

While the vast majority of commenters enjoyed the protester’s words and wink, a handful weren’t on board with him:

  • “The fact he can probably throw that and be labeled a hero is sickening,” one commenter
    said. “Not all cops are evil, because if they are, then all black people are criminals, and all Muslims are talaban [sic]. Only fools deal in absolutes.”
  • “What an a**hole that guy is, typical of douche @cnn to promote him,” another user
    said.
  • “Surely he’ll be donating the soup to the police community aid food drive to help the poor…,” another commenter
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‘Don’t you dare start this s**t!’: Lone man furiously stands up to mob of left-wing militants gathered in front of police in Brooklyn Center

A lone man was caught on video furiously confronting a large group of left-wing militants gathered in front of police Wednesday night in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, where protests and riots have ensued nightly since the police-involved fatal shooting of Daunte Wright over the weekend.

What are the details?

Independent journalist Brendan Gutenschwager posted the clip on Twitter and said the man “briefly tried taming the line of umbrellas” and stood “between them and police” and was “discouraging agitation” of officers.

It isn’t clear who the man is or exactly why he’s angry at the militants, but leftist protesters toting their umbrellas to hide their identities have long inflicted violence upon others in the streets and damaged and destroyed property.

“Don’t you dare start this s**t!” he yelled at the group, grabbing one of the umbrellas and pointing his finger through the opening. “Not here tonight! Not here tonight!”

At one point the man’s body shook as he clenched his fists and jumped in place while screaming at the mob:


Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @BGOnTheScene

One of the militants hollered back at the man that “they’re the ones that are starting that s**t!” presumably in reference to police. Another militant who sounded like a female yelled at the man, “Yo! Get the f*** outta here!”

Another militant questioned why the group should be “peaceful” and then screamed at police, “There’s no such thing as f***ing peaceful! You f***ing killed from the beginning, bro! F*** you!”

The man began trying to engage the latter militant when the clip ended.

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How did folks react?

Some commenters reacting to the clip didn’t like the man’s stance (“a false preacher preaching lies“), while others expressed support for his actions and contempt for the militants:

  • “That guy is brave as s**t,” one commenter noted.
  • “White Antifa [millennials] can’t stand a black man talking back,” one user declared.
  • “Brooklyn Center population 30K plus. Where’s the other 29,999 to stand with this man,” another commenter wrote. “I believe you have these idiots outnumbered folks!”
  • “Bless that man trying to defuse all of those angry protesters from the police,” another user said. “Wished they would listen to him.”
  • “Can’t help but notice the white voices screaming at him,” another commenter observed. “I think for some it’s a sport, sadly, which is not what it should be about.”
  • “Telling a black man ‘Yo, get the f*** out of here’ for those that are there in support of Black Lives Matter,” another user noticed. “What a world we live in.”
  • “After the dust has settled, these Antifa clowns will be back in Seattle or Portland, [and] this man will be in Minneapolis cleaning up the mess these pricks left,” another user opined. “All for the sake of racial justice.”
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Diversity exec: Idris Elba TV character ‘doesn’t have any black friends’ so his cop drama Luther ‘doesn’t feel authentic’

Actor Idris Elba’s character on “Luther,” a British police drama, “doesn’t feel authentic” because “he doesn’t have any black friends” and “doesn’t eat any Caribbean food,” according a BBC diversity executive, Yahoo Celebrity UK reported.

What are the details?

The outlet reported that the comments came from Miranda Wayland, the BBC’s head of creative diversity.

“When [Luther] first came out everybody loved the fact that Idris Elba was in there — a really strong, black character lead,” Wayland told the MIPTV media conference, according to Yahoo Celebrity UK. “We all fell in love with him. Who didn’t, right? But after you got into about the second series you got kind of like, ‘Okay, he doesn’t have any black friends, he doesn’t eat any Caribbean food, this doesn’t feel authentic.””

Wayland also said, “It’s about making sure that everything around [characters] – their environment, their culture, the set – is absolutely reflective,” Unilad reported, citing the Times.

White creator of ‘Luther’ has another view

But Neil Cross, the creator of “Luther,” has previously addressed Elba’s character, Metro reported, and noted Luther’s race wasn’t a consideration.

“I have no knowledge or expertise or right to try to tackle in some way the experience of being a black man in modern Britain,” Cross said, according to Metro. “It would have been an act of tremendous arrogance for me to try to write a black character. We would have ended up with a slightly embarrassed, ignorant, middle-class, white writer’s idea of a black character.”

Here’s a recent trailer:


LUTHER Series 5 | OFFICIAL TRAILER – BBC

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What did the BBC have to say?

In response to Wayland’s comments, the BBC told Metro that “we are tremendously proud” of the “Luther” series and that “of course people can have open discussions about our shows, but that doesn’t mean it’s a statement of policy.”

Metro said Wayland was appointed as the network’s head of creative diversity in February 2020 “as part of the corporation’s commitment to increasing on-air diversity.”


#BreakTheGlass with Miranda Wayland

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Anything else?

“Luther” features Elba as Detective Chief Inspector John Luther and Ruth Wilson as his adversary Alice Morgan, Yahoo Celebrity UK said, adding that the hit show launched in 2010 and ran for five series until 2019.

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COVID ‘compliance officials’ again feel wrath of fed-up Canadian restaurant patrons who angrily demand they leave — and they do

In the wake of a viral video showing restaurant patrons in Vancouver, British Columbia, yelling at health inspectors to “get out!” as they delivered closure orders to the owner for COVID-19 violations earlier this month, yet another clip is getting attention showing the same scenario in another part of Canada.

What happened?

The clip shows a pair of Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario agents a man and a woman speaking Saturday with a Simmering Kettle employee across a counter, Barrie Today reported.

Suddenly a male customer standing near the counter begins arguing with the male agent and saying he and his colleague are trespassing at the Barrie establishment.

“You can’t prey on weak people, okay? And I’m not one of those people,” the customer tells the agent, adding that “so, you listen to me: there is an unlawful order here … leave! You’re trespassing!” The customer then threatens to call police on the agents.

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @ASmith89058723

As the male agent pleads his case, the customer tells him, “You’re not welcome here.” And with that, voices in the background pipe up and demand that the agents leave — and amid repeated shouts of “get out!” the agents comply.

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @ASmith89058723

Here’s the clip:

What did the powers that be have to say?

The AGCO said in a news release that “compliance officials” indeed faced patrons who had “gathered and demanded that the COs leave the premises because they ‘were trespassing'” and then after advising the restaurant that it was “failing to facilitate the inspection” the agents left “for their own safety,” Barrie Today reported.

The Simmering Kettle has stayed open despite a provincial shutdown order, the outlet added, noting that owner Shalu Persaud has received a $1,125 fine and must appear in court June 4 for continuing to breach the provincial order.

Then on Tuesday, the AGCO announced it had “issued an order of interim suspension of the liquor license” at the Simmering Kettle “for reasons of public interest and safety,” Barrie Today noted.

What did the restaurant owner have to say?

Persaud told the outlet that with all the attention her stay-open stance has received, she doesn’t know half the people who come to her restaurant right now.

“We’ve had people from Windsor, Toronto, Caledon, everywhere, coming in to buy and support,” she noted to the outlet. “Everyone is fed up with this and the whole world is ready for a change. This is about our freedom.”

Persaud also told Barrie Today that “this is not about serving food or serving alcohol. It’s about being able to breathe and walk and talk when you feel like it and not when someone dictates it to you.”

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Ben & Jerry’s declares ‘murder’ of Daunte Wright is ‘rooted in white supremacy,’ demands defunding police

Ben & Jerry’s tweeted that the “murder” of Daunte Wright at the hands of police in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, over the weekend “is rooted in white supremacy and results from the intentional criminalization of Black and Brown communities.”

The ice cream giant — long known for using its platform to push left-wing sociopolitical agendas — added a “DefundThePolice” hashtag in its Monday tweet and also declared that “this system can’t be reformed. It must be dismantled and a real system of public safety rebuilt from the ground up.”

What’s the background?

Wright was pulled over by police Sunday, after which he resisted arrest and was fatally shot by Officer Kim Potter, who said she intended to use her Taser but mistakenly grabbed her service weapon instead.

Authorities said Wright had expired vehicle tags — and it was reported that at the time of the traffic stop he had an outstanding warrant on an attempted robbery charge over an incident during which he allegedly choked a woman and held her at gunpoint.

Potter resigned Tuesday, along with Police Chief Tim Gannon, who was ordered by news conference attendees the previous day to refrain from referring to the post-shooting riot as a “riot.” Just after the fatal shooting, a protester on a bullhorn urged a growing crowd to dox police, post photos of their families on social media, and “start doin’ pull ups to their house.”

In response to the fatal shooting, U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) called for the end of policing and incarceration, claiming law enforcement systems are so broken they “can’t be reformed.” President Joe Biden backed away from Tlaib’s declaration.

How did folks react to Ben & Jerry’s tweet?

As you might expect, a bevy of leftists adored Ben & Jerry’s stance against police, but others took the ice cream brand to task — among them author and professor Gad Saad. He replied, “Your brains are made of soft ice cream. You are a disgrace for ‘racializing’ everything. Stick to making ice cream and leave the faux-hysterics to @donlemon.”

Others voiced similar sentiments:

  • “Ben & Jerry’s is inciting violence,” another user stated. “They should be held accountable for their actions.”
  • “I’m sure you will be passing on all policing for your factories and the homes of your CEO, founder, and all major executives correct?” another commenter quipped. “And if robbed/assaulted/threatened you won’t be calling the police, either, right?”
  • “Never again will I purchase @benandjerrys Ice Cream!” another user declared.
  • “You’ve just lost a customer and I’m willing to bet millions more because of your uneducated, ignorant race baiting,” another commenter said. “SHAME ON YOU!!”
  • “People should just be allowed to go into a shop and take every Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream,” another user opined. “You should be allowed no protection from those taking. It should be considered ‘reparations.'”
  • “I’m waiting for the Antifa flavored ice cream next,” another commenter wrote.
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Teacher who blasted students and parents concerned about distance learning gets suspended — and uglier accusations emerge: ‘She … called me a moron’

The California high school teacher caught on Zoom blasting students and their parents who are concerned about distance learning has been suspended pending an investigation, Fox News reported — and additional accusations about her behavior have emerged.

What’s the background?

Alissa Piro, an English teacher at San Marcos High School, told her students that parents with concerns about her performance amid distance learning can “come at me.”

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @ReopenCASchools

“If your parent wants to talk to me about their profession and their opinion on their profession, I would love to hear that,” she said during a video session. “I know very little about anything else in the other world other than education.”

Piro then added that “if your parent wants to come talk to me about how I’m not doing a good enough job in distance learning based on what you need as an individual — just dare them to come at me. Because I am so sick to my stomach of parents trying to tell educators how to do their job.”

Another clip showed Piro hollering at a student who inquired about forming a “white student union” amid other clubs being formed on the basis of race — to which she replied, “You don’t need a white student union, Jace! You get everything!”

Students, parents fire back

That student — Jace Jonas — told Fox News that Piro’s outburst came after he wrote in the Zoom chat box on the heels of a school announcement regarding the formation of an Asian student union.

“I wanted to make a comment in the Zoom text box, not disrupting the class,” Jonas told the cable network. “I commented, ‘Why do some races get student unions but others do not?’ We should have a student union for all races or no races for true equality.”

Jonas told Fox News that Piro paused her lesson before shouting “Goddammit.”

“She started berating me about how as a white male I get everything, and it’s my duty to look out for minorities and all these racist remarks against whites and males,” he recalled to the cable network. “She later called me a moron.”

To make matters worse, Fox News said some students sent Jonas hateful messages over his comment.

One mother added to the cable network that she was appalled by Piro’s demeanor and that “because of our history with this teacher, I knew I needed to speak out with the abuse and bullying and frankly racism that I saw on that video. The saddest thing to me is that she created an environment in that Zoom classroom for some of the other students to comment mean things…”

Jonas’ father contacted assistant principal Kelley Brown about Piro, Fox News said, and described the teacher as “unhinged.”

Image source: Fox News video screenshot

“I don’t know what school she got her degree at, but maybe she can get her money back,” Jonas’ father added to the cable network.

More from Fox News:

At least three other parents who saw the exchange also reported it to the school and the district, they told Fox.

Jace was granted permission to skip Piro’s class for five days. Before he returned, Jace and his father sat down with Piro and Principal Adam Dawson for a “restorative meeting” during which he said Piro apologized.

Despite this, Jace’s dad was surprised to find that his son’s grade in Piro’s class had dropped weeks later.

“Jace was getting straight A’s in school. After that incident he had a B in that class,” Jim recalled. Piro blamed a computer error and eventually corrected it.

A political debate or English class?

A former student told the cable network that Piro would demean students on a regular basis if they voiced political views opposed to hers.

“She’s a good teacher when she’s teaching, but these rants aren’t new,” the former student added to Fox News.

More from the cable network:

The student recalled being afraid to participate in Piro’s class, a sentiment that was shared by more than three students who spoke exclusively to Fox. She said most of her classmates knew they had to write assignments that were in line with Piro’s political views to pass the course and spare themselves the embarrassment of being belittled before their peers.

“I knew I had to change my political views just to please her and get a passing grade,” the former student added to Fox News. “She’d either yell or fail you, or make us feel small for what we believe in.”

Another student told the cable network that Piro “does often get political about COVID and how she thinks a return to school isn’t safe” — and that she often railed against former President Donald Trump’s policies.

Anything else?

Principal Adam Dawson agreed that Piro’s behavior was “inexcusable” and vowed to address it, Fox News reported, adding that school officials were “deeply concerned” as well but that her “due process and privacy rights” would be upheld amid their investigation.

The cable network said Piro did not respond to repeated requests for comment.

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Will Smith film moving out of Georgia in protest of state’s ‘regressive voting laws’ — at a cost of $15 million to movie budget

Actor Will Smith along with director Antoine Fuqua announced they are moving production of their upcoming film “Emancipation” out of Georgia in protest of the state’s “regressive voting laws that are designed to restrict voter access,” Deadline reported.

What are the details?

The outlet cited a Monday statement from the production companies headed by Smith and Fuqua explaining their reasons for exiting Georgia: “At this moment in time, the Nation is coming to terms with its history and is attempting to eliminate vestiges of institutional racism to achieve true racial justice. We cannot in good conscience provide economic support to a government that enacts regressive voting laws that are designed to restrict voter access. The new Georgia voting laws are reminiscent of voting impediments that were passed at the end of Reconstruction to prevent many Americans from voting. Regrettably, we feel compelled to move our film production work from Georgia to another state.”

What does the law say?

But the law merely ramps up security for Georgia’s elections by requiring photo IDs for mail-in ballots, and it even expands early voting hours. Yet it’s been almost universally criticized by the left and has fallen victim to their false attacks.

For example, President Joe Biden earned “Four Pinocchios” from the Washington Post for saying the law “ends voting hours early so working people can’t cast their vote.” And the paper added that Georgia’s far-left U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock signed on to a third-party email that contained false information about the voting law.

Big budget dent

Deadline noted that “Emancipation” production leaving Georgia will cost it about $15 million in state tax rebates which have made the state “such a busy U.S. production hub.” The outlet said the new location for the movie likely will be Louisiana, given that’s where the events of “Emancipation” — which is about a runaway slave — take place.

Prior to the decision to move production out of Georgia, Smith and Fuqua held discussions with Stacey Abrams, who urged Hollywood to not leave the state over the law, Deadline said. But the outlet noted that “the optics of shooting in the state would be difficult given the subject matter” of the movie.

“Emancipation” was scheduled to begin filming June 21, Deadline reported, and will star Smith in the lead role while Fuqua will direct.

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‘I’m gonna kill somebody!’: Suspect caught on video physically attacking Asian man in broad daylight on NYC street

Yet another physical attack against an Asian person took place Monday on the streets of New York City — and some of the broad-daylight violence was caught on video, WABC-TV reported.

What are the details?

Police said the victim, a 44-year-old man, was walking near Lexington Avenue and East 72nd Street around 3:20 p.m. when the suspect — who had been yelling at other pedestrians — yelled, “Don’t look at me!” and punched the man in the back of the head, the New York Post reported.

A surveillance video that WABC obtained shows the suspect following the victim — even after he walked into the street and reversed directions to avoid the attacker — and slamming him into a storefront, authorities told the paper. The suspect’s punch does not appear in the video, the Post said.

After the attacker slammed the victim into the storefront, surveillance video shows the suspect continuing to chase the victim down a sidewalk.

A second video that came from a cellphone shows the suspect on a street corner hollering and raising his arms as bystanders gather and try to prevent further attacks against the Asian man.

“I’m gonna kill somebody!” the suspect was heard yelling on the clip. “Get out of my face!”

A woman was seen on video trying to comfort the victim and asking him if he wanted her to call police.

A different woman told WABC that the suspect went after her as well and yelled about Chinese, Spanish, and white people — and asked if she wanted him to kill her.

The incident is not being treated as a hate crime, police told the Post, but authorities are asking for help in catching the suspect who’s still at large as of Tuesday morning.

Anything else?

Anti-Asian violence recently has spiked in New York City, WABC said, adding that there have been 54 verified cases so far in 2021 compared to 12 during 2020:

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Scientific American to begin using term ‘climate emergency,’ says it ‘agreed with major news outlets worldwide’ to do so

Scientific American — the longtime publication that covers the “intersection of science and society” — announced Monday that it will begin using the term “climate emergency” in its coverage of climate change.

In publishing the op-ed “We Are Living in a Climate Emergency, and We’re Going to Say So,” senior editor Mark Fischetti called attention to the magazine’s decision, which insists that “this is a statement of science, not politics.”

A Scientific American tweet added that it “agreed with major news outlets worldwide” in enacting the “climate emergency” terminology:

What else does Scientific American have to say?

The magazine said that adopting the term “climate emergency” is “not a journalistic fancy. We are on solid scientific ground.”

The op-ed went on to cite a January article from its pages that noted “more than 11,000 scientists from 153 countries had signed a report to signify their agreement that the world is facing a climate emergency that requires bold action. As of April 9, another 2,100 had signed on.”

The magazine, further citing the article, said that as of January, “1,859 jurisdictions in 33 countries have issued climate emergency declarations covering more than 820 million people.”

Fischetti wrote that “journalism should reflect what science says: the climate emergency is here.”

What does the magazine’s statement say?

The op-ed included Scientific American’s formal statement:

April 12, 2021


From Covering Climate Now, Scientific American, Columbia Journalism Review, the Nation, the Guardian, Noticias Telemundo, Al Jazeera, Asahi Shimbun and La Repubblica:

The planet is heating up way too fast. It’s time for journalism to recognize that the climate emergency is here.


This is a statement of science, not politics. Thousands of scientists—including James Hansen, the NASA scientist who put the problem on the public agenda in 1988, and David King and Hans Schellnhuber, former science advisers to the British and German governments, respectively—have said humanity faces a “climate emergency.”


Why “emergency”? Because words matter. To preserve a livable planet, humanity must take action immediately. Failure to slash the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will make the extraordinary heat, storms, wildfires and ice melt of 2020 routine and could “render a significant portion of the Earth uninhabitable,” warned the January Scientific American article.


The media’s response to COVID-19 provides a useful model. Guided by science, journalists have described the pandemic as an emergency, chronicled its devasting [sic] impacts, called out disinformation and told audiences how to protect themselves (with masks and social distancing, for example).


We need the same commitment to the climate story. As partners in Covering Climate Now, a global consortium of hundreds of news outlets, we will present coverage in the lead-up to Earth Day, April 22, 2021, around the theme “Living Through the Climate Emergency.” We invite journalists everywhere to join us.

How did folks react?

The response to Scientific American’s announcement on Twitter that it will begin using the term “climate emergency” was a mixed bag. Some commenters heartily agreed with the magazine, while others did not.

One user wrote “this is so scary; you can blame the Republicans for destroying our planet,” while another commenter replied, “Please do explain how that is? Also any peer reviewed papers you’ve written on the subject of how a political party is responsible for the climate of Earth.” Another user quipped, “Still waiting for Al Gore’s predictions to come true.”

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Jason Whitlock suspended by Twitter after criticizing Black Lives Matter leader — but he refuses to bow to social media giant to get his account back

Conservative journalist Jason Whitlock was suspended by Twitter after he criticized Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors for her $1.4 million home purchase in “1.4 percent” black Topanga Canyon in Southern California.

But Whitlock insisted Monday he has no intention of bowing to the social media giant in order to get his account unblocked: “I’m not running to go post Twitter bail when I did nothing wrong.”

What’s the background?

Khan-Cullors was sharply criticized last week over numerous reports that she had purchased the pricey home — particularly given her self-described Marxist ideology. What’s more, reports noted that Khan-Cullors had purchased three other homes since 2016 for a grand total of $3.2 million in real estate.

Upon hearing the news, Hawk Newsome — leader of Black Lives Matter Greater New York City — demanded an “independent investigation.”

Whitlock joined in on the criticism: “Black Lives Matter founder buys $1.4 million home in Topanga, which has a black population of 1.4 percent,” he tweeted Friday. “She’s with her people!”

Hours later, however, Whitlock said Twitter suspended him:

Twitter told Whitlock that he violated the platform’s rules for posting personal information about others without their permission.

He added to the Daily Mail that Twitter “said I needed to remove the tweet that linked the dirt.com story about Cullors buying a house in Topanga.”

But the outlet noted that “there was no explanation of how linking to the Dirt.com story revealed personal information as neither the story, nor Whitlock’s tweet, listed an address — and the purchase also was discussed widely elsewhere on Twitter and reported throughout the press.”

The Daily Mail said Twitter didn’t respond to its request for comment.

“I think Twitter has been looking for an excuse to de-platform me,” Whitlock added to the outlet.

Whitlock won’t back down

In an interview posted Monday to ScoonTV on YouTube, Whitlock told host Curtis Scoon that he refuses to cave to Twitter in order to get his account unblocked.

“I’m still in Twitter jail because I won’t post bail,” Whitlock said, adding that “I’m not running to go post Twitter bail when I did nothing wrong.”

As for Khan-Cullors’ expensive home purchase choice in a nearly all-white neighborhood, Whitlock said “I just find it hypocritical” given her position with Black Lives Matter and her Marxist ideology: “There’s so much hypocrisy here. She’s acting like a capitalist.”

In regard to Twitter’s ruling, Whitlock said that “they want you to remove the tweet to start your 12-hour sentence … Why should I remove the tweet when you can’t access the tweet? They’ve made it so you can’t get it. The tweet has already been disappeared by Twitter. Why do I have to remove it to start the clock on my jail time? And so literally I sat back and said, ‘I’m going to do nothing, and just let’s see where this story goes.'”

And lo and behold, Whitlock observed, “the story is going where I thought it would go.”

Speaking of Black Lives Matter, Whitlock said that he wants others to realize that “it’s all a hustle; they’re not promoting anything real.”

Since BLM’s inception, he asked, “What has been their impact other than people looting stores and getting big-screen TVs? Has there been some incredible police reform all across the country?”

In the end, Whitlock emphasized that his story “is going exactly how I wanted it to go” and that “I’m gonna remain in Twitter jail: I’m gonna wallow in this victimhood like they like to do.”

Here’s his interview with ScoonTV. (Content warning: Language):


Whitlock and Scoon discuss Daunte Wright, Patrisse Cullors, Kid Cudi, If You Love Us Pay Us

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Former Minneapolis cop quit job just days before Derek Chauvin trial fearing riots will hit city no matter what verdict is handed down

A former Minneapolis police officer said he quit his job just days before the start of Officer Derek Chauvin’s trial in the death of George Floyd because he feared for his safety and said riots would take place no matter what verdict is handed down, Insider reported.

What are the details?

The outlet reported that the former sergeant spoke on the condition of anonymity, although Insider said it knows his identity.

The former officer noted to the outlet that he was up for retirement soon and worried about his safety in the face of what he said will be “riots and more destruction” when the trial comes to a conclusion.

“If Minnesota had the death penalty, and Chauvin got it, people in Minneapolis are still going to riot,” the former officer told Insider. “They’re still going to burn the city down.”

He added to the outlet that “I don’t want to get myself hurt or killed.”

Mass exodus

The former officer also told Insider he was part of a mass exodus of officers from the department since Floyd’s death in late May.

Indeed, the Minneapolis City Council last June voted unanimously to adopt a resolution officially committing to replace its police department with a “community safety” model.

Then in October — after months of city council “defund the police” declarations — Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo told council members that more than 100 officers had left the department, more than double the usual number.

Curiously, council members had been wondering “where are the police?” as crime was spiking in the city.

Then in November, reports emerged that due to the police shortage, Minneapolis would be forced to outsource police work to the tune of $500,000 for a month and a half of work.

“The morale in the department is the lowest I’ve seen it in almost 30 years,” the former officer told Insider, adding that he was also disheartened by what he called police leaders’ lack of support for officers in the aftermath of Floyd’s death.

“I’ve never seen such a weak form of leadership,” he said, according to the outlet, adding that he specifically took issue with the department’s new guiding principle of “do no harm.”

“People are afraid to do their jobs,” the former officer added to Insider. “Nobody wants to use force in the department anymore.” He said such an attitude can lead to officers getting hurt.

‘We’re a sinking ship’

“There’s no support from our leadership,” he also told the outlet. “We’re a sinking ship, and I’m not going to be on it.”

The former officer also told Insider that while Chauvin wasn’t following protocol in kneeling on Floyd’s neck, he believes Floyd died of a drug overdose and that Chauvin isn’t guilty of a crime.

A Minneapolis city spokesman told the outlet he was “unable to discuss any aspects of the trial or case” because of a judicial mandate. Insider said the city now handles the police department’s press inquiries following a city council vote to remove the department’s public information officer in the wake of Floyd’s death.

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News conference attendees actually order police chief to not use ‘riot’ to describe riot after fatal shooting of Daunte Wright

It isn’t clear who ordered Police Chief Tim Gannon at his Monday news conference to not use the term “riot” to describe what by all reasonable definitions was, in fact, a riot that followed a police-involved fatal shooting of a black motorist on Sunday in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

According to CNN, activists as well as reporters were present during Gannon’s remarks — but nonetheless it was a bit over-the-top to witness the exchange as the chief stood at the podium.

“What was your decision to issue a dispersal order while they were peacefully protesting in front of the police station … and then, on the back end of that 10-minute dispersal order … to issue out CO2 canisters and gas for the crowd?” one person asked Gannon.

The chief replied, “Just so everybody’s clear, I was front and center at the protest, at the riot.”

Oops.

It didn’t take but a second or two for individuals in attendance to bark out, “Don’t do that!” and “that was no riot!” and “it was not a riot.”

But Gannon stood his ground: “Yes, there was.”

The chief added that “the officers that were putting themselves in harm’s way were being pelted with frozen cans … they were being pelted with concrete blocks. And yes, we had our helmets on, and we had other protective gear, but an officer was injured, hit in the head with a brick — it was a Hennepin County deputy, he was transported to the hospital, but we had to make decisions. We had to disperse the crowd because we can’t allow our officers to be harmed.”

Again, given the report that activists were present at the presser along with reporters, one would hope activists were the ones who inappropriately inserted themselves into the exchange with Gannon. But in the age of CNN’s Jim Acosta — who still allows former President Donald Trump to live rent free in his head — and other mainstream journalists who stray far from objectivity and make themselves part of the story, one can never be too sure.

Anything else?

Police also said Monday that the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old Daunte Wright was an accident by an unidentified “very senior” female officer who apparently mistook her handgun for a Taser.

The Minnesota National Guard was deployed Sunday night after a crowd of 100 to 200 people rioted after the shooting.

Also in the aftermath of the shooting an anti-cop protester on a bullhorn urged a crowd to dox Minneapolis police, post photos of their families — and “start doin’ pull ups to their house.”

The officer who shot Wright has been placed on administrative leave.

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Report: Israel suspected in large explosion at Iranian nuclear site, a ‘severe blow’ that may prevent uranium enrichment there for rest of 2021

Israel is suspected of being behind a large explosion at Iran’s Natanz uranium enrichment site Sunday, which resulted in a blackout and the complete destruction of its power system. It could prevent the facility from enriching uranium for the rest of year, the New York Times reported, citing anonymous intelligence officials.

What are the details?

The Times cited two officials who described a classified Israeli operation that dealt a “severe blow” to Iran’s ability to enrich uranium — and that it could take at least nine months to restore Natanz’s production.

Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, called it an act of “nuclear terrorism” and said the international community must confront the threat, the paper reported.

“The action this morning against the Natanz enrichment site shows the defeat of those who oppose our country’s nuclear and political development and the significant gains of our nuclear industry,” Salehi said, according to Times, which cited Iranian news media. “The incident shows the failure of those who oppose Iran negotiating for sanctions relief.”

The act also “injected new uncertainty into diplomatic efforts that began last week to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal repudiated by the Trump administration,” the paper noted.

More from the Times:

Iran did not say precisely what had caused the blackout at the heavily fortified site, which has been a target of previous sabotage, and Israel publicly declined to confirm or deny any responsibility. But American and Israeli intelligence officials said there had been an Israeli role. […]

It was not immediately clear how much advance word — if any — the Biden administration received about the Natanz operation, which happened on the same morning that the American defense secretary, Lloyd J. Austin III, was visiting Israel. But Israeli officials have made no secret of their unhappiness over Mr. Biden’s desire to revive the nuclear agreement that his predecessor renounced in 2018.

The talks to salvage the nuclear agreement — i.e., Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action — are set to resume this week, the paper added.

‘Sabotage and infiltration’

Malek Shariati Niasar, an Iranian lawmaker and spokesman for the Parliament’s energy committee, said on Twitter that the outage was “very suspicious” and raised the possibility of “sabotage and infiltration,” the Times reported.

More from the paper:

Some Iranian experts dismissed initial speculation that a cyberattack could have caused the power loss. The Natanz complex has its own power grid, multiple backup systems and layers of security protection intended to stop such an attack from abruptly shutting down its system.

“It’s hard to imagine that it was a cyberattack,” said Ali Vaez, the Iran project director at the International Crisis Group. “The likely scenario is that it either targeted the facility indirectly or through physical infiltration.” The intelligence officials said it was indeed a detonation of explosives.

What else has gone down?

Iranian military leaders threatened Israel following mysterious explosions at Iranian nuclear and military sites last year, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

“We warn the Zionist liars and their puppeteers that if they continue their prattle, they will see the upper hand of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the resistance front in action,” Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi was quoted as saying in the country’s state-controlled press, the Free Beacon said.

In November Iran claimed one of its top nuclear scientists was assassinated with Israeli involvement. The Israeli government believed Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was the mastermind directing Iran’s nuclear weapons program in the early 2000s.

Immediately following Fakhrizadeh’s death, the New York Times was blasted for calling Iran’s nuclear program “peaceful.”

In December Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said he had “no doubt” that then-President-elect Joe Biden will “bow” to Iran and rejoin the nuclear deal.

Indeed, the Biden administration in February said it was ready to begin talks with Iran to rejoin the deal.

(H/T: The Daily Wire)

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Anti-cop protester on bullhorn urges crowd to dox Minneapolis police, post photos of their families — and ‘start doin’ pull ups to their house’

Following the police-involved fatal shooting of a black motorist in Minneapolis on Sunday afternoon, an anti-cop protester used a megaphone to urge members of a growing crowd to dox officers, identify and post photos of their family members, and “start doin’ pull ups to their house.”

Cellphone video showing a line of police officers blocking off a street following the shooting caught audio of the man on the megaphone: “I need everybody to go to Brooklyn Center police … website, you go through the officers that are on duty … and then you find their names, then you put it into Facebook, and you put it into Instagram. Then you start taking screenshots of their family and who they are, and then what happens is, ‘Hey bro, your dad just killed my son.’ That’s a reality. We’re gonna start gettin’ their badges, you start doin’ pull ups to their house. You let ’em know …”

Here’s the clip. (Content warning: Profanity):

What do we know so far about the shooting?

Brooklyn Center Police said in a statement that an officer pulled over a man for a traffic violation and discovered he had an outstanding warrant. As police attempted to take the motorist into custody, he reportedly tried to get back into the vehicle and drive away, and an officer shot the motorist, who drove several blocks before he hit another vehicle and died.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) identified the fatally shot motorist as 20-year-old Daunte Wright.

His mother, Katie Wright, told reporters she received a phone call from her son telling her police pulled him over reportedly for having air fresheners dangling from the vehicle’s rearview mirror. It’s illegal to hang anything from rearview mirrors in Minnesota.

Wright said she told her son to put the officer on the phone so she could provide insurance information, and the last thing she heard was police telling her son to get out of the vehicle and demanding he refrain from running.

“I heard police officers say, ‘Daunte, don’t run,'” she recalled. The call ended, she said, and Wright immediately phoned back and reached her son’s girlfriend, who was with him in the vehicle, and she told Wright that her son had been shot.

How did folks react to the doxxing threat against police and their families?

While some commenters on Twitter suggested that police have it coming, others disagreed with the doxxing idea:

  • “Isn’t setting up police and their [families] to be attacked a hate crime?” one commenter asked. “Why did they not arrest every one of them there?”
  • “I’m just a *bit* concerned that vigilante justice, personal vendettas & mob violence may just cause more harm than good…. just my opinion,” another user said.
  • “Where’s the FBI here[?]” another commenter asked. “This is direct threats to law enforcement and civilians. Seriously I know people in Brooklyn Center that are freaking out because of this.”
  • “Really? And this isn’t a crime?” another user wondered. “No sympathy for any of them when they get what they deserve.”
  • “Uttering threats. Book him boys,” another commenter wrote. “Only s**tty human beings want to go after people’s families. They’re psychopaths.”

NBC News reported that a crowd of up to 200 people threw rocks and other objects at the Brooklyn Center police department building, which prompted the state to mobilize its National Guard.

The unrest is compounded by the ongoing trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who stands accused of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter in connection to George Floyd’s May 2020 death — which sparked nationwide rioting that lasted all summer.

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VIDEO: Chaos erupts inside Iowa Capitol building when female protester, 18, is arrested: ‘She’s a f***in’ kid, bro!’

Cellphone video captured the chaos that erupted inside the Iowa Capitol on Thursday as state troopers arrested an 18-year-old protester for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

What are the details?

Members of the Des Moines Black Liberation Movement Collective were inside the Capitol building demonstrating against “racist and dangerous” bills, We Are Iowa reported. The proposed legislation would increase immunity for police and increase penalties for some protest-related offenses, the Des Moines Register reported.

According to a criminal complaint the Register said it reviewed, Iowa State Patrol Trooper Dylan Hernandez stated that Josie Mulvihill asked him and Trooper Dalton Grell for their names and badge numbers. The paper added that Hernandez also stated in the complaint that while he and Grell were about to leave for another assignment, Mulvihill “pushed my arm in an attempt to gain my attention.”

Video shows what transpired next. Content warning: profanity:


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As soon as Mulvihill was arrested, video shows numerous protesters interfering and even charging toward troopers who pushed them back in response. One of the protesters is heard shouting, “She’s a f***in’ kid, bro!”

Mulvihill was charged with assaulting a police officer, which the Register characterized as “a serious misdemeanor.”

The paper said Mulvihill declined to comment on her arrest before she spoke to an attorney — but she was the source of the criminal complaint the Register reviewed.

Another video of the melee shows Mulvihill approaching the troopers — and it does appear she makes physical contact with one of them. That trooper than began to handcuff Mulvihill:

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @TisiaMuzinga

Mulvihill eventually was forced to the floor.

Here’s the clip in question; it contains no audio:

Ashley Dorelus, 26, a protester who was next to Mulvihill when she was arrested, told the Register she didn’t see Mulvihill assault the officer “whatsoever.”

More from the paper:

Mulvihill, who is Black, has been fighting for months against racism, harassment, and bullying in the Norwalk Community School District, where she’s a student. She had just addressed Norwalk’s school board this week demanding the district change how it addresses discriminatory bullying, harassment, and more.

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Nationally known musical theater company asks job applicants how they would ‘disrupt the toxic whiteness’ of the genre

Village Theatre, a nationally known musical theater company in Washington state, asked job applicants how they would “disrupt the toxic whiteness of the musical theatre genre,” Jason Rantz of KTTH-AM reported.

What are the details?

Rantz — a conservative radio host who regularly appears on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” — shared the revelation in his Wednesday column.

He said the question was among a series of political queries on the application the company’s Youth Education Teaching Artist position — and that the question prompted at least one individual to reconsider applying.

Rantz also noted that staff members of Village Theatre, located in Everett and Issaquah, recently “got woke.”

More from his column:

The nonprofit adopted a radical activist posture to fight what they believe to be systemic racism in the world of theater. In June 2020, the group vowed to embark on an “intentional journey” to be an “anti-racist organization — one that takes action against inequity and to dismantle structural and institutional racism.”

They vowed to be open-minded. But, apparently, they’re merely looking for employees who share their political positions.

In the application for the position in its KIDSTAGE program, Village Theater asked applicants: “How do/would you disrupt the toxic whiteness of the musical theatre genre?”

Rantz said a prospective applicant who told him about the question was “shocked” by the “radical aims of their hiring process.”

And then when Rantz’s KTTH show asked the theater if the question was appropriate — particularly given the prospective applicant’s concern over discrimination for politics and whiteness — Rantz said Village Theatre scrubbed the question.

The theater in a statement said it was appreciative of being alerted to the “unintentionally inflammatory language” in the application, which it blamed on an “administrative oversight.”

What is Rantz’s hunch?

Rantz said a review of Village Theatre’s website offers hits about where it’s coming from:

Village Theatre complains that the “musical theatre industry is predominately led by white men” and promises to “address oppressive white cultural norms in our programs.” Those oppressive norms include “worship of the written word” (Village Theatre doesn’t teach respect for the playwright?), “objectivity” (apparently it’s white supremacy to strive for objectivity), and a “right to comfort” (an odd position from activists who claim everything is racist).

He added that the application asks potential employees, “What does anti-racism look like in your classroom?” Rantz also said the company’s website makes it seems as though Village Theatre is “consciously hiring people on the basis of race, not necessarily skill.”

What’s more he reported that the musical theater company “even appears to pay interns on the basis of race. They claim that ‘by nature’ the unpaid internships they offer ‘give a leg up to predominately-white middle/high-income students who are able to afford a summer with no income.'”

In contrast, Rantz said Village Theatre offers “full-time paid internships to Black, Indigenous, and Students of Color (BISOC) to start to tackle this inequity.”

You can read Rantz’s full column here.

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Get ready for rise of ‘neopronouns.’ They can include ‘fantasy characters’ such as ‘vamp/vampself,’ ‘prin/cess/princesself,’ ‘fae/faer/faeself.’

TheBlaze has reported frequently on the increasing use of alternate pronouns over recent years. Just in December, in fact, news hit that the admission application for a business school offered a whopping 27 alternate pronouns that prospective students could choose from — you know, inventions such as “ey,” “xie,” “hir,” “vis,” and “eirs” in case the apparently outdated “she” and “he” don’t suffice.

Well, the New York Times calls such newly created terms “neopronouns” — and according to the paper, we ain’t seen a thing yet.

Now what?

The Times on Thursday published a nearly 2,000-word article on the topic, revealing for starters that the phenomenon of using “they” and “them” to describe a single person is becoming normal.

But that’s old hat. Turns out that neopronouns — created terms like “ze” and “zir” that gloss over gender — are expanding to include “noun-self” pronouns, which can refer to animals or “fantasy characters,” the paper said.

Therefore, the Times reported, one’s pronouns can be “bun/bunself” and “kitten/kittenself” — or even “vamp/vampself,” “prin/cess/princesself,” “fae/faer/faeself.” The paper also said “common slang” (“Innit/Innits/Innitself”) is fair game, too.

“Many neopronoun users are dead serious, and are also part of online communities that are quick to react swiftly to offenses,” the paper explained. “They are deeply versed in the style and mores of contemporary identity politics conversations.”

More from the Times:

A popular Twitch streamer who goes by AndiVMG recently apologized after jokingly tweeting that her pronouns were “bad/af,” which led many neopronoun users to accuse her of transphobic invalidation of their identities.

AndiVMG did not respond to a request for comment for this article but wrote on Twitter: “It wasn’t meant to mock people who use neopronouns. However I have since educated myself on the matter and spoken to people who use neopronouns and I see why what I said was hurtful.”

How are folks reacting?

There’s plenty more conjugating of the issue within the lengthy Times’ treatise, but what seems more entertaining is how observers are reacting to the story.

TheBlaze’s Dave Rubin cut right to the chase:

Conservative scholar and author Christian Sommers wondered, “Is this all real?”

Others expressed similar sentiments:

  • “I shall now refer to myself as squi/squirlly/squirrelself,” one commenter wrote.
  • “OK this article made my head hurt,” another user said. “I respect pronouns usage. But this just seems like people taking it to far. We are not little kids who are making up names.”
  • “Another sign America is circling the bowl like a violent bowel movement,” another commenter opined.
  • “What about inanimate object pronouns like ‘Apache attack helicopter’ or apatcopter?” another user quipped. “Discrimination at its finest if they don’t [accept] my identity as apatcopter.”
  • “At what point are ya’ll sick of sharing a country with folks pushing this kind of stuff?” another commenter wondered. “Their fantasyland lifestyles are slowly dragging our country towards economic ruin. Let them live however they want, in a country they want. Break off half the US & let’s get back to truth.”
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Racist graffiti appears in college dorm. NAACP condemns the act; students march and boycott — then a black student admits he did it.

Racist graffiti was found in a dormitory stairwell at Michigan’s Albion College last Friday, and the offensive writing included the phrases “Die [N-word] please!” and “KKK white power” — as well as an anti-Semitic epithet: a Star of David with the numbers “666” written across it.

As a result, the college was in an uproar.

What happened next?

More than 450 students and staff members marched across campus Monday to protest the act and boycott the school, WWMT-TV reported.

“You’re nothing but a coward, you have no room here, you’re not welcomed,” junior Domonic McDonald said presumably to the culprit, according to the station. “I’ll pray for you. You need to be better.”

Senior Jayson Sawyer told WWMT that if Albion’s administration didn’t listen to protesting students, then a group of them would file a civil rights discriminatory lawsuit with the help of Albion College board of trustees members.

On Tuesday, Robert Dunklin — the NAACP’s Albion branch president — condemned the graffiti, MLive reported: “It is not acceptable in this community … Whoever it is, they’re best to come forward or get out of town.”

To top things off, Albion offered a $1,000 reward for information that could identify the source of graffiti, the outlet said.

“The racist and anti-Semitic actions taken on our campus over the last week are cowardly and will not be tolerated,” college President Matthew Johnson said, according to MLive. “We are outraged and angered that this incident occurred within our community. In addition to caring for and protecting the students most directly impacted, and addressing the safety concerns of the broader student body, we are currently investigating who is responsible for racist graffiti on our campus.”

Caught!

Well, it turns out a black male student was responsible for the racist graffiti, MLive reported in a separate story. Albion police brought in the 21-year-old for questioning Tuesday, and he admitted to creating most of the graffiti, Chief Scott Kipp told the outlet, adding that video evidence from Albion’s Campus Safety Department confirmed the student’s statements.

More from the outlet:

The student was released after questioning, Kipp said. Once the investigation is complete, the information will be submitted to the Calhoun County Prosecutor’s Office for any charges related to the incident, he said. […]

In a series of tweets Wednesday evening, April 7, college officials said the student was acting alone and acknowledged responsibility for the incidents. The student was immediately removed from campus and placed on temporary suspension while the college conducts a full investigation as part of its student judicial process, college officials said.

Curious responses

School officials in the tweets didn’t acknowledge the race of the person who admitted to creating the graffiti — but they insisted transformation is still necessary.

“We know the acts of racism that have occurred this week are not about one particular person or one particular incident. We know that there is a significant history of racial pain and trauma on campus, and we are taking action to repair our community,” one of the tweets read. “We will change and heal together as a community, because we are committed to doing the work.”

Students said in the last month there were at least three instances involving racial and derogatory slurs written on dorm walls, along with drawings of swastikas, WWMT-TV reported in a separate story.

But it didn’t seem to matter to them that a black student was behind the graffiti.

“We are not anti-white, our movement is not anything of that nature, we are anti-ism,” boycott organizer Sawyer, quoted in the previous WWMT story, told the station. “Our goal is to remove hatred, within the Albion community and the marginalized communities as well.”

Indeed, Thursday marked the third day of students boycotting classes, WWMT said.

And the beat goes on

TheBlaze has extensively reported on hate crime hoaxes:

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