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Protester lays face-down in Seattle street to block path of bicycle cops — and one officer just rolls right over his head

Police departments in numerous cities across America contended with rioting Wednesday night on the heels of a grand jury
decision indicting only one Louisville officer in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor — and the officer wasn’t charged with Taylor’s death. And two Louisville officers were shot amid rioting there.

Seattle — a hotbed of rioting and protesting all summer — was certainly no exception Wednesday night as at least 13 people were arrested amid street violence. In fact, video caught a rioter smashing a cop in the back of the head with a baseball bat. Fortunately the officer was wearing a helmet and seems to have escaped serious injury.

But another clip out of Seattle — also showing what appears to be total disregard for a human head — is gaining attention as well. However, the roles were reversed in this case.

What are the details?

As police lined up on a street to advance on rioters,
video from journalist Kitty Shackleford shows one guy laying face-down in the middle of street, presumably to block the paths of officers.

But one cop who was lined up directly in front of the enterprising protester apparently wasn’t about to alter his course in the slightest — and the officer walked his bike’s wheels right over the protesters head:

The cop wasn’t done, either.

After rolling over the protester’s head, the cop swings the back wheel of his bike and smashes it against another protester who was advancing on the police line.

At least two other officers converged on the protester who was laying on the ground, with one appearing to handcuff him. It isn’t clear what happened to the protester afterward or if he was injured as a result of the bike’s wheels rolling over his head.

What has been the reaction to the skull-as-speedbump video?

As you might expect, particularly given the barrage of attacks on police of late, most folks commenting on Shackleford’s video weren’t very sympathetic to the protester:

  • “There’s a lesson here: when the cops say it’s time to go home, wake up from [your] street nap and GTFO,” one commenter noted.
  • “How stupid do you have to be to lay down in the street and let someone ride over your head and neck with a bike?” another commenter asked. “These rioters are completely unhinged. Morons, one and all.”
  • “That cop is awesome,” another commenter said. “Walks his bike over the dude’s head, then tail whips it into another one.”
  • “How a person handles bumps in the road says a lot about their character,” another commenter quipped.
  • “I’m dead, I can’t stop laughing,” another commenter wrote.
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Uncle Ben’s rice finally has new name after old moniker and logo deemed racially insensitive

Uncle Ben’s rice finally has a new name after its old moniker and instantly recognizable logo was deemed racially insensitive amid the George Floyd rioting and a flurry of similar moves to amend the names of other products in the name of political correctness.

What are the details?

The brand now will be called Ben’s Original and no longer will use the image of a black man on its boxes, the New York Daily News reported, citing a Wednesday announcement from the product’s parent company Mars Inc.

The new logo simply reads “Ben’s Original” in blue lettering over an orange background — which are the longtime colors of the rice brand.

“We listened to our associates and our customers, and the time is right to make meaningful changes across society,” Mars Food executive Fiona Dawson said in a statement, according to the Daily News. “When you are making these changes, you are not going to please everyone. But it’s about doing the right thing, not the easy thing.”

In June, Mars Inc., announced it would change the rice’s moniker in order to stand against racial stereotypes in advertising.

The rice has been sold in the United States under the Uncle Ben’s brand since 1947.

“Racism has no place in society,” a portion of the company’s statement read in June. “We stand in solidarity with the Black community, or Associates, and our partners in the fight for social justice. We know to make the systemic change needed, it’s going to take a collective effort from all of us — individuals, communities, and organizations of all sizes around the world.”

Anything else?

Also over the summer, Quaker Oats announced that the famous Aunt Jemima brand of breakfast syrup and pancake mix — which is 130 years old — would be going away because it perpetuates racial stereotypes.

Eskimo Pie also planned on changing its name. And L’Oreal, the world’s largest cosmetic and beauty company, said it would stop using the word “whitening” on its products — and the Houston Association of Realtors decided to axe the word “master” in descriptions of bedrooms and bathrooms on real estate listings; in its place will be the term “primary.”

Also, the Court of Master Sommeliers, which “sets the global standard of excellence for beverage service within the hospitality industry,” will stop using the term “master sommelier.”

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McCloskeys make greeting cards from photo of them guarding home with guns — and hilariously give one to foul-mouthed protester

Mark and Patricia McCloskey appear to have a knack for one-upping leftists.

First, they stand in front of their St. Louis home holding guns, making a left-wing mob think twice about pulling any funny stuff after it broke into their gated neighborhood amid the George Floyd rioting in June.

A month later, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner filed charges against the McCloskeys for unlawful use of a weapon/flourishing, saying the couple waved their weapons in a “threatening manner” at “peaceful, unarmed protesters.”

Despite the charges hanging over their heads, the enterprising couple apparently had greeting cards made from one of the many images of them warding off the mob — and then Mark McCloskey graciously stuck it to a foul-mouthed protester who confronted the couple on video after they emerged from a print shop with the cards.

What are the details?

“Abolish the suburbs! You are terrorists!” the leftist woman hollers at the McCloskeys as they walk to their vehicle.

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @314khalea

“Do you think pointing guns at protesters is nice?” the woman continues to yell. “It’s fun? You think you’re cool?”

“F*** you and your guns!” she adds as they enter their SUV. “F** you!”

With that, Mark McCloskey exits the vehicle and approaches the camera — and he’s not holding a gun; he’s holding one of the cards they created and hands it over: “Here, have a souvenir.”

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @314khalea

The woman speaking on video isn’t impressed: “F*** both y’all!” The McCloskeys begin to back out of their parking space, and that’s where the clip ends.

Content warning: Language:

How are folks reacting?

As you might expect, more than a few Twitter commenters are backing up the McCloskeys all the way and enjoyed their greeting card idea:

  • “GOOD. They have absolutely EVERY RIGHT to defend their home and property against violent rioters,” one person wrote. “Because that’s what they WERE.”
  • “Love it. F*** you marxists,” another commenter said. “You’re not going to win.”
  • “Do you know if they have a website where I can buy one of their cards?” another person asked.
  • “And to think they used to be Democrats, until a bunch of worthless, terrorist traitors decided to take up space on their property,” another commenter wrote. “You idiots are destroying your own party, because you are too ignorant to know any better. Thanks for the extra @realDonaldTrump votes. #Trump2020.”

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Leftist leans half her body out car window amid traffic to flip off Trump fans. Then cops pay her a visit — and much glee ensues.

We don’t know when or where the video was recorded — but our funny bones sure are glad it exists.

What are the details?

A woman is behind the wheel of car during daytime traffic, and according to Twitter user WOP_45, she becomes enraged at attendees at a rally in support of President Donald Trump.

So triggered was she that the motorist is heard on the clip screaming obscenities — specifically “F*** Donald Trump!” And she underscores her rage with a middle finger:

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @WOP_45, redacted

But the Trump fans just happily hoot and holler back at her, and then she loses it.

You see, while her first bird-flip takes place as she sits in the driver seat in a stationary vehicle, the outraged woman’s next act is offering a second message to the Trump faithful: A double middle finger as she leans half her body out the window — no seatbelt employed, natch — and while her car is in motion.

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @WOP_45, redacted

Oops

At that point she apparently comes to her senses, realizes she’s not paying attention to traffic, and slams on the brakes. The Twitter poster says she hit the vehicle in front of her — the Trump fans do let out a rousing yell with applause after her sudden stop — but it’s not clear from the clip if she actually bumps the vehicle in front of her or not.

Whatever actually happened in those few seconds, there’s no mistaking the pair of police officers who walk up to her window. Maybe they saw her without her seatbelt on and not paying attention to traffic; maybe she did indeed hit the vehicle in front of her. Who knows?

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @WOP_45

Regardless, as previously stated, we’re sure glad the clip exists — and it’s worthy of multiple watches.

Content warning: Language

What did commenters have to say?

It will come as no surprise that commenters on the video were overjoyed:

  • “That was the best thing ever,” one commenter wrote. “When someone is that angry, flipping you off: you laugh and laugh. It makes them more insane. Now she has to sit and hear more laughter while the cops talk to her. Wish I had been there.”
  • “Everyone knows to set parking brake before flipping double-birds,” another commenter said.
  • “That scene exemplifies the entire Democrat party, everything the do because of their hated of Trump, comes back and bites them in the ass,” another commenter noted.
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College instructor outed by student for calling COVID-19 ‘the Chinese virus’ is placed on leave

A University of Cincinnati adjunct instructor who was outed by one of his students for referring to COVID-19 as “the Chinese virus” has been placed on administrative leave with pay, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported, citing documents.

What’s the background?

A school investigation was launched after third-year engineering student Evan Sotzing, 20, posted on Twitter an email he received from adjunct instructor John Ucker, the paper said. The email came after Sotzing had to miss a lab session due to being quarantined for possible exposure to the novel coronavirus, the Enquirer noted.

For students testing positive for the chinese [sic] virus, I will give no grade,” the email says, according to the paper. “You can read the info I sent to the class re: the torsion test.”

Sotzing’s post has gone viral:

“I think that the school should take disciplinary actions against the professor because [his] actions completely violate the school’s values,” Sotzing told the Enquirer last week, adding that he’s offended by Ucker’s “racist language” and that he’s concerned his instructor might punish students for adhering to national, state, and local health guidelines.

What happened next?

The paper reported that UC’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean John Weidner sent an email to Ucker Friday morning saying his courses will be handled by another faculty member for the time being.

“As you are aware, a student in one of your courses has raised a concern regarding one of your emails. This matter has been referred to UC’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (“OEOA”) for review,” the email reads, according to the Enquirer. “As such, effective immediately you are being placed on an administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of that review.”

Ucker’s “full cooperation” with the OEOA review is “both expected and appreciated,” Weidner added in the email, the paper noted.

The Enquirer noted that the following morning, Weidner confirmed the matter was referred for review to the OEOA, which handles matters concerning discrimination, harassment, or retaliation based on disability, race, color, religion, national origin, and other identities.

“These types of xenophobic comments and stigmatizations around location or ethnicity are more than troubling,” Weidner wrote to the Enquirer. “We can better protect and care for all when we speak about COVID-19 with both accuracy and empathy — something we should all strive for.”

Anything else?

Ucker’s personnel file indicates he’s taught at the university since 1996, the paper reported, and that an August letter states he was offered an adjunct position in the College of Engineering and Applied Science effective Aug. 24 through Dec. 12 for $3,600.

“Your appointment is contingent upon student enrollment, program need and student evaluation, and the University reserves the right to change or withdraw course offerings, instructors or schedules as these factors are evaluated and assessed,” the letter reads, according to the Enquirer.

The letter also states three requirements expected of Ucker, the paper said: To hold two office hours per week; to not miss any classes; and to “do a good job teaching and taking care of the students.”

Ucker as of Tuesday did not reply to an email from the Enquirer sent last week.


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Left-wing protester — who’s also a convicted felon — arrested after pointing gun at Louisville motorist

Sometimes those peaceful, gun-shunning leftists can surprise you.

Seems one of them who took part in a Louisville protest march Friday evening pointed a gun at a motorist — and to top it off, the arrestee is a convicted felon, WDRB-TV reported.

What are the details?

Louisville Metro Police on Saturday released video taken from a police helicopter that was circling over the march, and it shows a woman — identified as Robin Ash — pointing a gun at the driver of a dark gray Ford Taurus, the station said.

Ash is facing charges of wanton endangerment, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, and criminal mischief, WDRB reported, citing court records.

But others at the scene defended Ash, saying the driver pointed a gun at demonstrators first, the station said.

In the police video, which contains no sound, the car in question is traveling in the opposite direction from the march — and one protester appears to be standing in the left-hand turn lane the car enters.

The car comes to a stop after passing the protester, and that’s when the trouble starts.

Several protesters approach the car, including a woman who pulls out a gun and points it at the motorist.


Image source: Facebook video screenshot via Louisville Metro Police Department

After another protester appears to intervene, the woman who pointed the gun walks away from the scene and seems to place something in her pocket or waistband.


Image source: Facebook video screenshot via Louisville Metro Police Department

Others remained near the car and WDRB said one person appears to kick the vehicle while other protesters try to get the crowd away. The police video shows the car drive a short distance down the street before it comes to a stop, and the station said the driver exits the car as police gather around the vehicle and protesters continue to move forward.

Another video, another story

Sheri Wright took her own video of the march and posted a clip of the incident involving the car on her Facebook page, WDRB said — and at a Sunday news conference at the Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, she said the motorist “tried to run over protesters.”

Wright’s video shows the Ford Taurus drive closely past at least two people marching in the street before coming to a stop, the station said.

More from WDRB:

As Wright approaches the car, video shows the man behind the wheel pulling out a gun and pointing it at the demonstrators near his car. Ash is not seen approaching the car in Wright’s video, which is focused on the driver’s window.

Wright follows the car as it moves a few feet down the road, and her video shows the man get out of the car and again point a gun at protesters as he inspects a dent in his vehicle. The man then gestures in the direction of police, who are seen moments later moving the crowd away from the vehicle.


Image source: Facebook video screenshot via Sheri Wright

Here’s Wright’s video. (Content warning: Language):

“What do you do when somebody threatens you with a gun? You know, you run or you defend — fight or flight,” Wright said, according to the station. “So I’m not going to knock anyone who felt her life was threatened, because I certainly felt my life was threatened, as did everyone there.”

She added to WDRB that police “surrounded themselves around this man and his vehicle in a protective fashion.”

“It seems very one-sided as far as where LMPD interjects itself into a conflict,” Wright also noted to the station. “From my observation, they want to protect the people who are opposed to the protesters against police brutality. I’ve seen this over and over and over again.”

What did police have to say?

Sgt. Lamont Washington said in a statement that the motorist wasn’t arrested because he was a victim in the incident, WDRB said.

“LMPD released the video to show the whole story,” Washington added to the station. “A still photo or single angle often doesn’t do that. No charges are expected of the driver whose name will not be released since he was the victim.”

(H/T: Bearing Arms)

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Dads tackle, detain registered sex offender accused of peeping at 15-year-old girl under restroom stall

A 15-year-old girl said that when she was in the women’s restroom at a South Carolina Cracker Barrel on Sunday morning, she noticed something moving at her feet, WSPA-TV reported.

Image source: WSPA-TV video screenshot

Turns out it was a man’s head coming from the adjacent stall — and the man was looking at her, the girl told Duncan Police, according to the station.

What happened next?

When the girl left the restroom, WSPA said she told her father, who then got a female employee to remove the man from the restroom.

Witnesses said the 15-year-old wasn’t the only girl in the restroom: “I’ll never forget the way they looked after,” one noted to the station. “They were traumatized.”

Police Chief Carl Long told WSPA the girl’s father confronted the man at the restroom entrance. And the dad apparently had a special greeting for him

“The guy came running, sprinting out the front door with a very bloody nose,” a witness told the station.

A witness told WYFF-TV he heard a commotion that sounded like a fight and heard people say, “Get him! He’s getting away!”

Long added to WSPA that other fathers aware of what happened reportedly helped tackle the man in the parking lot and restrained him until police arrived.

The witness who spoke to WYFF said he and his his son saw people hit the man, and then the witness handed off his son to his wife and went outside and recorded video.

Image source: WSPA-TV video screenshot

That same witness added to the station that his son asked him a lot of questions about what happened, and he told his boy that “there was a bad guy, and a lot of good guys took down the bad guy.”

Image source: WSPA-TV video screenshot

Long told WYFF that the parents were in town for a girls’ softball tournament.

Who is the suspect?

Police identified the suspect as 53-year-old registered sex offender Douglas Lane of Charlotte, North Carolina, WSPA reported. Lane’s phone was found on the bathroom floor and was taken by police, the station said.

Douglas LaneImage source: Spartanburg Co. (South Carolina) Detention Center

Long told the station that Lane was charged with voyeurism and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in connection with Sunday’s incident.

Lane was charged for peeping at least eight previous times, WSPA reported.

During Monday’s bond hearing, a court official said Lane told authorities he didn’t realize he was in the women’s restroom until he sat down, WYFF reported.

WSPA said Lane received a $2,000 surety bond and will be monitored by GPS. The judge also ordered that he move to South Carolina but must have no contact with the victim or her family, the station added. Lane’s initial court hearing will be 9 a.m. Nov. 12, WSPA reported.

Additional charges could be possible at the conclusion of the investigation, the station said.

More from WYFF:

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations says Lane was registered as a sex offender in 2008.

He was convicted of secretly peeping into an occupied room in 2004 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, records show. The record says the victims were 8 and 9 years old.

In 2008, records show Lane was convicted of secretly peeping into an occupied room, also in Mecklenburg County. The victim in this case was 18 years or older, records show.

The South Carolina sex offender registry says Lane was convicted of peeping, voyeurism or aggravated voyeurism in South Carolina in 1997 and failure to register in 1999.

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Man shoots intruders, one of them fatally, after they shatter home’s window in middle of night

As gun sales spike amid a growing wave of violence in America’s streets over the past several months, one would assume that thoughtful, reflective criminals would be aware that the odds of targeting gun owners likely increase by the day.

And it would seem that a pair of southern California crooks simply hadn’t been reading the writing on the wall.

What went down?

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said two suspects were trying to get into a home in Pico Rivera — about 20 minutes southeast of Los Angeles — around 1:20 a.m. Friday, KTTV-TV reported.

The resident woke up to the sound of shattering glass and saw one man inside the home, the station said, and the resident reportedly grabbed his handgun and shot the suspect.

Lt. Brad Hall told KCBS-TV that the resident shot the suspect in the chest.

The resident then went to the back patio, where he encountered the second suspect, KCBS reported, adding that the resident thought he saw the suspect make a move toward his waist.

Afraid the second suspect was grabbing for a gun, the resident fired again, striking the suspect, who died at the scene, Hall told KCBS.

Deputies who responded to the incident in the 8400 block of Serapis Avenue, east of Rosemead Boulevard, found the suspect lying dead in the home’s back yard, KTTV reported.

Image source: KTTV-TV video screenshot

The deceased suspect’s name was not released, KCBS said, adding that it’s unclear whether he was armed.

The first suspect fled the home, after which a woman getaway driver transported him to a hospital, where he was undergoing surgery, the station said. His condition is unknown, KCBS reported. KTTV said sheriff’s deputies arrested him at the the hospital.

Hall said sheriff’s deputies took the woman getaway driver into custody, KCBS reported. Other people were in a different part of the home when the shooting occurred, but Hall told the station they weren’t hurt.

What happened to the resident?

The resident wasn’t arrested, but KTTV said he was taken to the sheriff’s office for questioning. It’s unclear whether he will face any charges, KCBS reported.

KTTV said the incident is being investigated as a burglary or home invasion robbery.

The two suspects may be linked to a gang, Hall told KCBS. There was no word on whether the home was specifically targeted or if the break-in was random, the station added.

“We always see people coming in, coming out, on bicycles, a lot of people were just outside most of the times,” neighbor Raul Perez told KCBS.

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Antifa militants smash up SUV with terrified dog inside — and believe it or not, driver reportedly is anti-Trump

It was another banner day for the Antifa faithful — and this time their antics took place amid a Saturday counterprotest in a park under sunny Philadelphia skies.

What happened?

Seems there were rumblings that the Proud Boys had a rally planned in Clark Park, which — according to the Philadelphia Inquirer — is located in “one of the most progressive, racially diverse neighborhoods in the city.”

“Clark Park remains a place where folks from all walks of life come to recreate and to convene and to just be,” Jamie Gauthier, who represents the neighborhood on the city council, said in a speech, according to the paper. “The white supremacist hate group that plan to come here today, they set out to disrupt all of that.”

But the Inquirer noted that while the Proud Boys never showed, about 500 “locals” did arrive in the afternoon to oppose the controversial, conservative group.

More from the paper:

Social media posts claimed there was a Proud Boys presence at the park, with members saying they were there disguised as journalists to gather information about leftist activists, but they did not engage in organized demonstrations.

A Proud Boys social media page claimed the event, which had been promoted for at least two weeks, was always intended to be a fake, and was a ploy to expose Antifa violence.

BlazeTV’s Elijah Schaffer noted that at one point a member of the crowd opposed to President Donald Trump came alongside content creator James Klug and — in a move of apparent intimidation — smacked the ground hard with a bat. But Schaffer said the crowd turned on the anti-Trump man — confusing him for a Trump supporter and calling him a Nazi — and chased him out of the park.

The Proud Boys social media site said the man isn’t with the organization, the Inquirer noted.

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

Soon after Antifa militants who were administering the man’s expulsion followed the man to his SUV and proceeded to smash it up — with a “terrified” dog inside, Schaffer said.

The leftist militants broke the vehicle’s rear window — with the dog barking and poking its head into shards of glass — and continually kicked the side panels.

“Get the f*** out of here, motherf***er!” one Antifa member hollered at the man before he pulled out of his parking spot and drove off.

One of the Antifa faithful threw a large rock at the escaping vehicle for good measure:

(Content warning: Language):

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Remember the little boy who got pepper-sprayed at an anti-police protest while with his dad? Watchdog group finds incident wasn’t intentional.

You may recall a viral video just as George Floyd protests heated up of a child screaming and crying in the middle of a street as adults douse his face with milk to lessen the sting of pepper spray.


Image source: YouTube screenshot

Some people deemed it outrageous that cops would do such a thing to a kid, while others wondered what the boy’s father was doing with his child at the May 30 anti-police protest in Seattle.

Well, last week the city’s Office of Police Accountability — a citizen-led watchdog group — ruled that officers didn’t violate rules when the boy was inadvertently hit with pepper spray,
KOMO-TV reported.

What are the details?

“OPA’s review of bystander and body-worn video found that the boy was not individually targeted,” the report states, according to the station. “He and his father moved towards a protester who had grabbed an officer’s baton and was pushing into the police line. An SPD supervisor used pepper spray to move the protester back. In response, the protester ducked, causing the pepper spray to inadvertently affect the boy and his father.”

OPA director Andrew Myerberg defended the board’s ruling to KOMO: “It’s clearly a directed spray toward someone who is breaking a line, and that force was appropriate for that person.”

The report added that “while the impact to the boy was an unfortunate result, he was not visible on the video at the time of the pepper spraying and therefore could not have been seen by the supervisor,” the station also said.

What did Dad have to say?

During the protest, video shows the boy’s father standing with his son just behind a line of protesters and hollering at police: “Look at his bitch ass!” he yells at one point. Then — balling up his fist — he yells at a cop, “He’s ready to swing somethin’ — his d**k ain’t that big, but that’s why [unintelligible] my black ass!”

Image source: YouTube screenshot

After the boy was hit with pepper spray, his father confronted police: “Hey, you’re a bitch! You just sprayed my 8-year-old son, you whore-ass motherf***er! F*** you!”

Image source: YouTube screenshot

At a press conference over the incident, Mondo Avery seemed a tad more reserved in front of a camera and said in reference to his son, “I felt like I failed him because I couldn’t protect him.”

Image source: KIRO-TV video screenshot

Here’s a statement submitted to
KIRO-TV on behalf of the boy’s family in response the the watchdog group’s finding:

We are deeply disappointed, but not surprised, by the result reached by the OPA. Today, they have confirmed that it is the Seattle Police Department’s position that the use of pepper spray in an intentional and reckless manner that it would strike an innocent child exercising their First Amendment rights is “within policy.” We understand the OPA has said it is “sorry” for these actions. But “sorry” and “regret” is not sufficient. We demand change. OPA did not address … whether the officers could have [taken] steps to prevent this from happening and, even further,
no police officers attempted to render aid to the child, making any apology tough to accept. Moreover, the OPA reached its conclusions by analysis and discussion of body camera footage — tapes that were not provided to the family or their legal counsel before today. The [OPA] also refuses to identify the officers who used force in this incident. All of this undermines the claims of objectivity and transparency that the City purports to value. We continue to demand change, and this confirms that it is still deeply needed because the City of Seattle continues to remain indifferent to the suffering its police, and other City officials, have caused to black and indigenous people of color for decades, including the Avery family.

The following is a compilation video from the Office of Police Accountability showing various clips from the May 30 protest. (Content warning: Language):


Child Pepper Spray Investigation Video Compilation

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Leftist militants order passenger in surrounded truck to say ‘Black Lives Matter,’ put up his fist on Portland street

Sitcom actor Anthony Anderson may have been joking when he angrily ordered Emmys host Jimmy Kimmel to chant “Black Lives Matter!” with him louder and louder onstage at the audience-less awards show Sunday night, but leftists in Portland weren’t speaking in jest when they gave the same command to a truck passenger over the weekend.

What are the details?

Journalist Kittie Shackleford posted the disturbing clip to Twitter early Sunday showing two men in a pickup truck surrounded by leftist militants on a street.

The camera focuses on the truck’s passenger being confronted by the mob as its members order to him to “say Black Lives Matter, homie!”

The man — who in any other situation might appear imposing with his bald head and facial hair — meekly raises his fist but apparently isn’t able to say the magic words.

“It lets us know that you’re cool!” another voice shouts from the crowd, offering the man a reason for repeating the phrase.

“You put the fist up, and you’ve got to say Black Lives Matter!” a voice instructs him.

“Say f***ing Black Lives Matter right now!” a threatening shout is heard.

At one point the man apparently insists that he did say the phrase, but one of the leftists isn’t convinced: “I didn’t hear s**t, bro!”

“Loud and proud!” a voice hollers.

Finally the truck passenger apparently satisfies the leftists, and the mob appears to back off: “OK, I appreciate it,” one voice says before the clip ends.

Content warning: Language:

Anything else?

A subsequent clip from Shackleford shows what appears to be the same truck with its passenger window smashed out — and the man who apparently was behind the wheel during the earlier confrontation walks toward the vehicle and discovers the damage.

He is not pleased.

“Who did this?” the man growled. “You f***ing pussy! Who did it?”

It’s worth pointing out that if anyone from the mob surrounding the truck earlier told the driver to put up his fist and say “Black Lives Matter,” he didn’t play along.

Soon the furious man is seen sprinting down a sidewalk, presumably to find the culprit who damaged his truck.

Content warning: Language:

Back where we started, here we go around again

It probably won’t surprise you that this wasn’t the first time militant leftists took to the streets and demanded verbal tolls before letting motorists pass.

A few months ago, one unhinged protester on a Maryland street near Interstate 270 was caught on video screaming a question at passing cars: “Do black lives matter to you?!”

When a woman driver apparently ignored the question, the protester ran after the vehicle and screamed obscenities at the “Karen.” Then other protesters joined in the fray and began assembling near the vehicle: “She ain’t goin’ nowhere …” a male declared as a protester banged on the hood of the SUV.

The clip ends before we get to see how it was resolved.

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‘Louder, Jimmy!’: Sitcom actor leads host Jimmy Kimmel in ‘Black Lives Matter!’ chant from Emmys stage

Actor Anthony Anderson played it angry, Emmys host Jimmy Kimmel played it nervous and demure — and it made for one of the more noteworthy moments of 72nd annual awards show Sunday night.

What are the details?

Anderson — star of the sitcom “Black-ish” — walked onstage to present an award and launched into a monologue that Kimmel jokingly indicated wasn’t what they’d rehearsed. Anderson cut off Kimmel and forged ahead.

“We have a record number of black Emmy nominees this year, which is great,” Anderson said.

Reacting to Kimmel’s silence, Anderson quipped to the host, “This is the part where the white people start to applaud.”

Kimmel obliged — but that wasn’t quite good enough. “And nod,” Anderson added. Kimmel did as ordered.

“These Emmys would have been NBA All-Star Weekend and Wakanda all wrapped into one. This was supposed to be the blackest Emmys ever. Y’all wouldn’t have been able to handle how black it was gonna be,” Anderson said before an empty Staples Center. “But because of COVID we can’t even get in the damn building.”

Kimmel attempted to interject, but Anderson kept going: “These Emmys would have been so black, it would have been like hot-sauce-in-your-purse black. It would have been Howard University Homecoming black. It would have been you-fit-the-description black.”

‘Don’t whitesplain it to me, Jimmy!’

Once again Kimmel tried cutting in — but to no avail: “We would’ve had speeches quoting our great poets like Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Cardi B. WAP, Jimmy, WAP!” Anderson said in a partially bleeped-out reference to the sexually charged hit song. “But instead of that sexy melanated energy, here I am, alone in a sterilized green room, trying not to sneeze on a llama. What a damn shame.”

When Kimmel corrected Anderson that the animal — which appeared earlier in the broadcast, the Hollywood Reporter said — was an alpaca, Anderson hollered at the host, “Don’t whitesplain it to me, Jimmy! It shoulda been a pit bull!”

Anderson continued, “I’m still rootin’ for everybody black. Because black stories, black performances, and black lives matter. Say it with me, Jimmy.” With that the pair chanted the “black lives matter” phrase that’s been heard countless times this summer amid protests.

‘Louder, Jimmy!’

But Kimmel wasn’t saying it with enough gusto, and Anderson demanded more: “Louder, Jimmy!” And they chanted the phrase again. But still it wasn’t quite good enough.

“Louder, Jimmy!” Anderson hollered at Kimmel. “Say it so that my kids can hear it!”

After a third chant, the finally satisfied Anderson said, “That’s right, and because black lives matter, black people will stay at home tonight to be safe. Which is fine, because guess what? Y’all don’t know how to light us anyway.”

There was no mention during the bit of Kimmel’s resurfaced blackface controversy which led to the late-night TV host taking a leave this summer from “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”


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Ghosts at Gettysburg? ‘We saw these shapes moving in the darkness. They were the size of humans. One of them ran right through the cannon.’

As many folks do over the summer, Greg Yuelling and his family were visiting the famed Civil War battle site in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, earlier this month.

And he knew about the ghost stories.

“I’ve heard people say you can catch videos of ghosts around there, but we were so skeptical until that night,” the 46-year-old told The U.S. Sun. “I always questioned the validity of those ghost videos you see on TV; I was always pretty disbelieving.”

Then he added these words to the paper: “I believe everything now.”

What happened?

“We just went there as tourists, to learn more about the history of the Civil War and see the old battleground, where the Gettysburg Address was given and all that stuff,” Yuelling recounted to the paper.

And given all the ghost stories — over 50,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day battle in July 1863 — you don’t think they were going to stay inside when the sun went down, do you?

“We were driving along one night, and we started hearing noises,” Yuelling told the paper. “I heard things to the left, and my uncle heard things to the right, and there was a fog — but the fog was weird. It was only in one patch, not dispersed.”

It got weirder.

“Then we saw these shapes moving in the darkness. They were the size of humans. One of them ran right through the cannon,” he recalled to the paper.

Yes, video was rolling — and faint shapes can be seen apparently moving on the grass near the cannons before slithering away.

Yuelling called the whole ordeal “scary” and “crazy” — so much so that his spooked-out uncle quickly rolled up the window, the paper said.

“We went back, and watched the videos over and over again, and then we blew them up on the big screen to get a closer look,” he told the paper.

Bad idea.

“That made us even more freaked out,” Yuelling noted to the Sun.

Things didn’t improve after hours, either, as he told the paper he couldn’t shake “this strange, ominous feeling, like something was telling me to go back there.”

(You know the plot of “Pet Sematary,” don’t you?)

Sleep wouldn’t come for Yuelling that night, he told the Sun — but he wouldn’t go back to the spot of the apparent apparitions, either: “I was creeped out, so I didn’t go.”


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VIDEO: Security guard pulls gun on protesting mob that stormed lobby of New York City federal building

A security guard pulled a gun on a mob of protesters that stormed a New York City federal building that houses the FBI and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the
New York Post reported, citing video posted to social media.

Image source: WABC-TV video screenshot

What are the details?

The video, which was recorded Wednesday afternoon inside 26 Federal Plaza, shows a female guard who works for a private firm Paragon Systems pointing a gun at protesters who had breached the lobby, the paper said.

“It got intense,” another guard told the Post on Thursday morning. “We are out here every day putting our lives on the line so that everyone else can be safe.”

Here’s the clip, which was originally posted to Instagram:

The paper said about 100 demonstrators marched for 90 minutes to the federal building — and it all stemmed from a recent whistleblower complaint that immigrant women detained in Georgia received hysterectomies without consent.

Police told WABC-TV that the Abolish ICE demonstrators forced their way into the lobby of the building.

More from the Post:

Protesters — some carrying signs reading “ICE & DHS agents of genocide” — occupied the lobby, clapping and chanting as they squabbled with news photographers, incorrectly claiming that they were not allowed to take their photos without “consent.”

The walkway leading to the building was spray-painted “FREE THEM ALL” and a security booth was tagged “QUIT YOUR JOB!!” as a lone officer sat inside it.

And the doors at its Duane Street entrance were smashed and covered with plywood Thursday.

Image source: WABC-TV video screenshot

The paper noted that the incident involving the security guard pulling her gun occurred toward the end of the protest and demonstrators left in about 20 minutes.

The Post said that neither Paragon — which provides security at federal buildings around the country — nor ICE immediately returned messages. But the New York Daily News noted that Federal Protective Service said the incident is under investigation.

So far no arrests have been made in the incident, WABC reported.

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Democrats Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom trespassed at burned-down California home for photo op, family says

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris and Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom trespassed at a home burned down in the recent wildfires for a political photo op, family members told KMPH-TV.

What are the details?

Harris and Newsom arrived Tuesday in Fresno County to survey areas that suffered major fire damage, the station said. The pair stopped at Pine Ridge Elementary in Auberry before heading across the street to look around the property surrounding a burned-down home, KMPH added.

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Harris, a U.S. senator from California, was quoted as saying, “The fire just swept through. So everything is gone except the chimney. Those chimneys, they remind me — when you look at a neighborhood that’s been wiped out, those chimneys remind me of tombstones,” the station said.

‘Political agenda!’

But family members of the homeowners took issue with the presence of Harris and Newsom, saying they had no right to be there and did so for political gain, KMPH added.

Trampas Patten noted in a Facebook post that he’s the son of the homeowners:

“What has me really frustrated right now is the fact that these two politicians used my parents loss for a photo opportunity to push their political agenda!” he wrote. “Political party wouldn’t have made a difference in this moment. Decent human beings that have character and class wouldn’t air someone else’s misfortune on national television!”

In a KMPH video accompanying its story, Harris and Newsom appear to walk away from the home as a voice is heard saying, “OK, pool, we’re going to head back to the bus now. Think we got the shot, thank you.”

Image source: KMPH-TV video screenshot

Bailee Patten told the station her family hasn’t had a chance to visit their home.

“When we saw those photos, it was — there aren’t words, because it’s like, we haven’t even seen our house,” she recalled to KMPH.

The home is still under an evacuation order, the station said, so the owners haven’t been able to check on it yet.

“This isn’t just devastation, this is our lives. This is where we grew up, these are our memories,” Bailee Patten noted to KMPH. “And to not have that — to feel so helpless — and I guess that’s what we’ve all been thinking, is that we were so helpless. Because we weren’t there, we haven’t gotten to deal with our loss. Instead, we’re having to watch it play out on social media and news.”

She added to the station that neither Newsom nor Harris have reached out to see if the family needs help.

What else did Harris and Newsom have to say?

As you might guess, Harris and Newsom couldn’t help placing blame for the fire on climate change.

“It is incumbent on us, in terms of the leadership of our nation, to take seriously the extreme changes in our climate,” Harris said, according to KMPH.

Newsom posted the following on Twitter:

“Do you want this kind of leadership, using you and your loss for political gain?!” Trampas Patten wondered in his Facebook post.

“What you did do is take my [family’s] loss and parade it all over social media and news networks to push your agenda,” Bailee Patten noted in her Facebook post.

Anything else?

Newsom didn’t reply after KMPH reached regarding the station’s story, but Harris’ communications director told a KMPH reporter, “I’m not going to have anything about that,” and declined to comment further.

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‘It does feel like an attack on our faith’: Another Jesus statue beheaded, destroyed — but suspect is arrested

The Catholic Diocese of El Paso said the 90-year-old Sacred Heart of Jesus statue inside St. Patrick Cathedral was destroyed around 10 a.m. Tuesday when the church was open for prayer, the
El Paso Times reported.

The statue was on display behind the main altar of the church, the paper said.

Father Michael Lewis
told KTSM-TV that “it does feel like an attack on our faith. It feels like an attack on our community and what ties us together, brings us together.”


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But Lewis added to the station that the person responsible “damaged the statue, but he can’t damage our faith.”

Plans are in place to have the statue repaired, KTSM added.

Suspect arrested

El Paso police on Wednesday identified the man accused of destroying the statue, the Times reported.

Isaiah Cantrell, 30, was arrested Tuesday and charged with criminal mischief and possession of marijuana, the paper said, adding that he was booked into jail on bonds totaling $20,500, and that jail records show he still was being held Wednesday afternoon.


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Jail records also show Cantrell has a criminal record dating back to at least 2010 for charges including possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while intoxicated, the paper said.

In fact, he was arrested Sept. 4 by University of Texas at El Paso police and charged with assault on a peace officer, criminal trespassing, and resisting arrest, search, or transportation, the Times said, adding he was released that same day on surety bonds totaling $5,000.

Two days later, Cantrell was arrested by El Paso police and charged with failure to identify, possession of marijuana, and resisting arrest, search, or transportation, the paper noted, adding that he was released Sept. 8 on bonds totaling $1,792.

Anything else?

Bishop Mark J. Seitz told the Times the statue is one of his “favorite representations of Jesus,” and that while he’s sad it was destroyed, he’s praying for the culprit.

“[H]e certainly must be a person who is greatly disturbed to have attacked this peaceful place in our city and this image of the King of Peace,” Seitz added to the paper. “I hope this might be the impetus for him to receive the help he needs.”

In July, a statue of Jesus was found decapitated at a Catholic Church in South Florida, and a statue of the Virgin Mary was burned outside a Boston church.


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Black Lives Matter stages ‘protest party’ in front of ‘racist’ man’s home. He pulls out a gun — and officers arrive to take him away.

Black Lives Matter supporters staged a “protest party” in front of a “racist” man’s home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Tuesday evening, culminating with the man holding a gun as he looked at the crowd through a window — and law enforcement arriving to take him away.

What’s the background?

A video was shared on the New Milwaukee (Peaceful protests for change) Facebook page Sept. 7 showing a white man across the street yelling at a neighbor — and appearing to utter the N-word.

“Neighborhood kids already were scared to go by this man’s house due to his Trump sign and his confederate flag in the window,” the video poster wrote. “Now these kids really don’t wanna ride their bikes in the area. People just moved in next door and have to live next to this ignorance. Police showed up and he ran in the house and peeked out the windows after calling the new neighbors the N-word.”

Milwaukee police also told TheBlaze that the man on Monday afternoon threatened to physically harm his neighbor while wielding a chainsaw. The 56-year-old suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed.

So a group called “Justice Tour 2020 — Protest Parties” got involved and planned one in front of the man’s house:

And protest they did — and it was all livestreamed to Facebook on Tuesday afternoon and evening.

They set up chairs, tables, barbecue equipment, and music. They waved Black Lives Matter flags, wore Black Lives Matter shirts, and placed a large Black Lives Matter fist in front of the house. There were black people and white people protesting — and several children were in the mix, dancing and joining in the demonstration.

As night fell things got intense. Protesters aimed lights at the man’s home and called out to him on a megaphone — they called him “Pete” — and soon he was seen holding a gun through a front window.


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“Hey Pete,” a voice over the megaphone hollered. “You gonna have bigger problems, man. You gonna have bigger problems, Pete. I would advise you to think twice.”

“Aim that s**t at me!” a man in the crowd shouted. “Aim that s**t at me!”

“I don’t think you know what’s out here, buddy,” the megaphone user shouted to the man holding the gun. “I care about ya, I don’t want you to find out.”

“He’s cocking it, look, he’s cocking it,” a man in the crowd yells.

“I gotta get you a new nickname, now,” the megaphone user hollers. “Pistol Pete! In all seriousness, Pete, we are not intimidated by you in the window, good buddy. ‘Cause I don’t think you understand what’s out here man, I keep trying to tell you. That’s all I’m saying man.”

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

Soon police arrived at the residence, and as the crowd yells from the street — “you about to go to jail!” — officers led the man out of the house in handcuffs.


Image source: Twitter screenshot via @KittyLists

The crowd erupts in cheers and chants of “F*** you, Pete!”

Police told TheBlaze that officers who were monitoring the protests were notified that the man “motioned the long gun as if he chambered a round and then pointed the gun at the crowd.” Police added to TheBlaze that they confronted the man, who appeared to be intoxicated, and he was arrested for endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon while under influence of an intoxicant, disorderly conduct while armed, and bail jumping.

Police also told TheBlaze that criminal charges will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.

Here’s more video. (Content warning: Language):

(H/T: The Post Millennial)

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Baylor University places ‘sensitive content’ warnings at 9/11 flag memorial created by conservative students. Oops.

Seems Baylor University deemed a display of 2,977 mini-U.S. flags — in memory of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks — a tad much for the campus community to emotionally handle without some kind of trigger warning, so they provided one: “Sensitive content” signs.

What are the details?

Baylor’s chapter of Young Conservatives of Texas put together the display — a tradition that’s been going on at the school for years, Campus Reform reported, citing a news release from the student group.

But this year Baylor Student Activities told YCT it would place “expression activity” signs near the flags, the outlet said, adding that the mandate was handed down fewer than 24 hours before the event.

So YCT demanded an apology.

“We ask that the university formally apologize to the Baylor community for displaying the signs at our memorial in order to assert their commitment to the victims of 9/11,” Campus Reform noted, citing the news release.

And the outlet said the school indeed apologized to YCT as well as the group’s adviser.

What did the school have to say?

“Baylor University fully supports the 9/11 display of American flags depicting the thousands of lives lost as a result of the attacks that took place 19 years ago,” Lori Fogleman, the school’s assistant vice president of media and public relations, told Campus Reform.

She went on to explain to the outlet what went into the “sensitive content” signs: “Out of reverence for the exhibit of flags and in knowing that its moving symbolism could evoke a wide range of emotions, signage was placed near the display notifying those who passed by of its potential impact. This is a standard part of our process regarding outdoor displays which we implemented last year based on feedback from our campus community. We regret that the signage we used has taken away from the intent of the display and apologize for any misunderstanding this may have caused.”

Fogleman added to Campus Reform that the university has instituted a new policy — and all temporary on-campus displays “that may evoke an emotional reaction” will be labeled as such.

“In this case, the exhibit’s purpose was to remember the thousands of lives lost in the 9/11 attacks; in essence, it was a temporary memorial to those who died on that tragic day,” she told the outlet. “Our process should have produced a notice informing students, faculty, staff, and visitors of the upcoming 9/11 display and reminding them of its solemn and reverential meaning. Unfortunately, the execution of this process was very poor.”

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Mayor orders cops to remove thin blue line masks for 9/11 ceremony; police union head calls decision ‘disrespectful’

The mayor of a New Jersey city ordered his police officers to remove their thin blue line masks prior to a 9/11 tribute ceremony last week.

What are the details?

Fair Lawn PBA Local 67 said on its Facebook page that Mayor Kurt Peluso “ordered” Police Chief Glen Cauwels to tell participating officers to remove the masks since they are “political.”

“The Thin Blue Line is a tribute to all fallen police officers including those lost on 9-11,” the post added. “To interpret it otherwise would be hollow hearted. This is where we stand.”

Image source: Facebook/Fair Lawn PBA Local 67 screenshot

What did the mayor have to say?

Peluso told WKXW-FM that an Aug. 3 rally that “went in the wrong direction” prompted his decision about the masks.

More from the station:

According to NorthJersey.com coverage of the Aug. 3 event, Bergen County’s rapid deployment team was called in by police when a planned vigil at the Borough Hall devolved into a shouting match between Black Lives Matters protesters and supporters of law enforcement.

“There were a lot of hate groups here with their flags and banners, which really didn’t replicate what our community is,” Peluso told the station. “There’s some issues some of the residents had with the Blue Lives Matter flag. Our chief, borough attorney, and assistant borough manager at the time had a conversation and decided it was best not to wear them and go in different direction.”

The mayor added to WKXW that he viewed the 9/11 ceremony as a chance for everyone to “rally around the American flag and come together as a community. I mentioned to the chief I’d prefer if they didn’t wear those masks [at the ceremony] so we could stand together as a community.”

Peluso added to the station that “what’s really touching for me about 9/11 is the American flag. It’s something we all really appreciate during that time.”

What did police union heads have to say?

Patrick Colligan, president of the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association, told WKXW he disagrees with the mayor’s call.

“The thin blue line is now apparently divisive because a group said it was, and a white supremacy group flew it at a rally some time ago,” Colligan told the station in a text. “It is nothing more than a source of pride within our profession. Mayor Peluso should have done some basic research before he jumped on the misinformation bandwagon. We lost 37 members of the Port Authority police on 9/11.”

Stephen Cannici, president of Fair Lawn’s PBA Local 67, told WKXW that he’s “sure” that officers who had to remove their thin blue line masks “were not happy about it, but they did comply with the order of the police chief.”

Cannici also told the station the mayor’s decision was “disrespectful.”

“We are united behind one flag. The thin blue line flag represents the law enforcement officers who have given their lives protecting the citizens of the country,” Cannici added to WKXW. “For me it’s just a respectful thing of showing honor to people who would give up their lives.”

Anything else?

The mayor added to the station that he has friends who are NYPD officers and that at the 9/11 Ground Zero ceremony, members of the force did not wear thin blue line masks.

“We understand there are some political issues at this time, and this is a day for us all to come together,” Peluso noted to WKXW “I think the NYPD really set the tone, and I think everyone should listen to them when it comes to 9/11.”

Thin blue line flags and masks have become a contentious issue of late:

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NFL player covers name of police shooting victim on helmet in favor of Army vet killed in Iraq — and shooting victim’s mother is irate

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva is no stranger to controversy.

You might recall almost exactly three years ago when Villanueva — a former Army Ranger who served three tours in Afghanistan — stood alone on the field for the national anthem while the rest of the team stayed in the locker room.

It was the fall of 2017, and President Donald Trump — barely a year into his first term — was angry at players taking a knee in protest of police brutality against minorities, a movement that began the previous season with then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Prior to Villanueva standing on the field for the national anthem, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said his entire team would stay in the locker room to help them avoid politics. The next day Villanueva said he regretted his gesture because it made the rest of his team look bad.

Now what?

It’s now the fall of 2020, and football players taking a knee for the national anthem seems decidedly mild compared to the strident social justice stances professional athletes, teams, and leagues are taking in the wake of recent minority deaths at the hands of police and the wave of protests that have gripped the country.

In that vein, the NFL has allowed players to wear helmet decals honoring victims of “systemic racism,” CBS Sports reported, adding that the Steelers decided as a team to honor for an entire season police shooting victim Antwon Rose Jr. — a black teenager shot in the back by a white police officer in Pittsburgh in 2018 after he ran from a pulled-over vehicle. The network said the now-former officer was charged with murder, but a jury found him not guilty in March 2019.

But Villanueva had something different in mind.

For the Steelers’ game against the New York Giants on Monday, he covered Rose’s name on the back of his helmet in favor of the name Alwyn Cashe, an Army sergeant who died after trying to rescue soldiers from a burning vehicle in Iraq in 2005, CBS Sports said.

Tomlin said Tuesday he gave Villanueva permission to break ranks with his teammates and that it was “in line with everything we’ve said about participating in social justice this offseason,” TribLive reported.

“As an organization, and myself as the head coach of the organization, we’re going to support our players however they chose to participate and express themselves, or to not participate or not express themselves, as long as they do so thoughtfully and with class,” Tomlin also said, according to CBS Sports, adding that Villanueva’s choice didn’t warrant an explanation.

Shooting victim’s mom is angry

It appears, however, that Rose’s mother wants an explanation — because she isn’t happy with what Villanueva did.

“The Pittsburgh Steelers took a team vote,” Michelle Kenney wrote on Facebook, according to TribLive. “Obviously, one person didn’t like the results, so they chose to do something different.”

Kenney had praised the team for choosing to place her son’s name on their helmets, saying it “means more to me than anything,” but that feeling appears to be gone.

“I have nothing against vets and absolutely appreciate everything that they have done and continue to do for us,” Kenney also wrote, TribLive said. “But this one person showed us exactly who he is, and obviously he didn’t approve of how the vote turned out.”

Rose’s mother also wrote that she will use what she deemed as “negative press” as motivation to “hold the Pittsburgh Steelers even more accountable,” the outlet reported.

“Yes, I believe in second chances, but as we all know I believe in putting in the work and that’s how I base my collaborations,” Kenney wrote, according to TribLive. “They came to me as a team/organization and I don’t care how good of an individual you are, if you are not a TEAM player, then maybe you are playing for the wrong team.”

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Professor at public college urges class to not vote for President Trump — and now she’s under investigation

A women’s studies professor is under investigation over a video of her urging students during an online class to not vote for President Donald Trump in November, the
College Fix reported.

What are the details?

The faculty member in question is reportedly Janet Gulla, an adjunct assistant professor of women’s studies at Suffolk County Community College in New York, the outlet revealed, citing Newsday.

In the video, the professor — speaking about Trump — said, “He’s had four freaking years of a chance, and he’s done a crap job, and he’s really ruining our country.

“Many of you this may be the first time that you’re voting,” she added. “I’m sorry it’s such a contentious situation that you’re being thrusted [sic] into. If any of you do still think Trump … is a good person, I beg you to not only go into your heart’s center and think about this a little more, pull up all the stuff that he’s been doing to our country, taking away so many of our rights. He’s trying to turn this into more of a … dictatorship…”

Gulla’s school bio indicates she teaches “Sexism and the Humanities” and “Women’s Health in the 21st Century” and that her specialties are “women and medicine, women’s health issues; alternative and complimentary medicine (e.g. hypnosis, reflexology, energy healing).”

What did the school have to say?

Drew Biondo — the school’s director of communications — told the College Fix Tuesday that officials are “aware of a video posted to Facebook allegedly containing 45 seconds of audio from a 1 hour and 15-minute online class.”

“Pending an investigation of the content and context of that video, we have reassigned the faculty member involved in the video,” Biondo added to the outlet. “Suffolk County Community College encourages any open and diverse discussion and exchange of ideas. The college does not, however, condone electioneering by faculty in the classroom.”

The College Fix said Gulla couldn’t immediately be reached for comment Tuesday.

More from the outlet:

Newsday reports the “selfie-video shows a student’s face and the audio is allegedly of a professor during a live virtual class. The student’s father, Anthony Salvatore, posted the video Wednesday night on his Facebook,” adding that “Salvatore took issue with the professor urging students not to vote for Trump.”

“This is … not what we are paying to send our kids to school for,” the father reportedly posted on Facebook. “You have no business telling these kids who to vote for and we will be calling the school tomorrow!!! You should be terminated on the spot!!!”

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Leftists charged in Lancaster rioting learn — to the tune of $1 million bail each — their antics don’t fly in Pennsylvania Dutch Country

A Pennsylvania judge threw ye olde book at nine fine people charged in connection to riots in Lancaster over the weekend — and alas none of them could scare up the cash to post bail, which was set for each at $1 million, the New York Post reported.

Where, oh, where is Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler — and the get-out-of-jail-with-no-bail policy that rioters in his city love — when you need him?

What are the details?

Riots broke out Sunday over the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man by police. It was the usual M.O. A mob marched to the police station and threw glass bottles, rocks, bricks, gallon jugs filled with liquid, and plastic road barricades at cops, police told the Post.

But police managed to arrest over a dozen people around 3 a.m. Monday, the paper said.

Twelve adults — Jamal Shariff Newman, 24; Barry Jones, 30; Frank Gaston, 43; Yoshua Dwayne Montague, 23; Matthew Modderman, 31; Talia Gessner, 18; Kathryn Patterson, 20; Taylor Enterline, 20; T-Jay Fry, 28; Dylan Davis, 28; Lee Alexander Wise, 29; Jessica Marie Lopez, 32 — face felony and misdemeanor charges, including arson, riot, institutional vandalism, and criminal conspiracy, the Post said, adding that Montague also faces a charge of illegal possession of a firearm.

A 16-year-old male also was arrested on charges of riot, disorderly conduct, possession of instruments of crime, possession of a small amount of marijuana, propulsion of missiles onto a roadway, and institutional vandalism, the paper added.

Ouch!

And with that, Magisterial District Judge Bruce A. Roth set bail for nine of the defendants — Newman, Jones, Montague, Modderman, Gessner, Patterson, Enterline, Fry, and Davis — at $1 million each, the Post said, adding that court records show all of them were unable to post the cash.

They’re being held at the Lancaster County Prison, the paper said, adding that bail information for Lopez wasn’t available and Wise’s bail was set at $100,000, which also was a tad too rich for his blood. Gaston was on probation and a detainer would be lodged against him, police said, the Post reported.

‘Politically motivated attack’

Social justice advocacy group Lancaster Stands Up claimed Patterson and Enterline were working as “medics” when they were arrested, the Post said.

“The absurdly high bail amounts indicate that what we’re seeing is not a measured pursuit of justice, but a politically motivated attack on the movement for police reform and accountability,”
the group tweeted, according to the paper.

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Lancaster Stands Up then called on a number of elected officials, including Lancaster Mayor Danene Sorace and Gov. Tom Wolf, “to step in and defend Taylor, Kathryn and other peaceful protestors against the politically motivated actions of local law enforcement, prosecutors and judges.”

Jumping the gun again?

Turns out that just after the shooting, social media posts claimed police killed an unarmed, autistic teenager. But bodycam video of the shooting was quickly released, and officials revealed the deceased was a 27-year-old man who chased the officer with a knife.

But it seemed — as with other riots this summer — the initial rumors were just too good to pass up for rioters.

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Lancaster police said the local district attorney is now investigating the incident to determine whether lethal force was legally justifiable in the case.

The man killed by police was later identified as Ricardo Munoz, the Associated Press reported. He was set to go to trial in October on charges he slashed four people last year, the Post added.

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Black Lives Matter militants charged after viral video shows them harassing elderly diners: ‘F*** the white people’

Three Black Lives Matter militants were charged after a
viral video showed them harassing elderly diners outside a Pittsburgh restaurant over Labor Day weekend.

What are the details?

Monique Craft, 35, Kenneth McDowell, 33, and Shawn Green, 24 — who also goes by Lorenzo Rulli — were charged by summons with multiple misdemeanors Monday in connection with the Sept. 5 incident outside the Sienna Mercato restaurant, the
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

Craft is charged with theft, conspiracy, and simple trespass; McDowell is charged with possessing instruments of crime, conspiracy, harassment, and two counts of disorderly conduct; and Green faces charges of disorderly conduct, conspiracy, criminal mischief, and simple trespass, the paper said.

According to a criminal complaint, McDowell used a megaphone to scream obscenities at diners sitting outside the restaurant,
WPXI-TV reported.


Image source: Facebook video screenshot via Grace Harvey

The complaint added that Green swore at diners, specifically an elderly couple, and gave them the middle finger, the station said. Video shows Green telling the couple, “F*** the white people that built the system set against mine — you old dick!” He then issues a theatrical laugh at them as others join in.

The complaint also said Green walked up to the front of the restaurant and screamed into an open window, WPXI reported.


Image source: Facebook video screenshot via Grace Harvey

Police said Craft approached a table and drank a diner’s beverage, the Post-Gazette said. Video shows it’s the same table occupied by the elderly couple Green was harassing, and they simply watch Craft drink the beer, after which she sets the glass back on the table.


Image source: Facebook video screenshot via Grace Harvey

Another protester swipes a glass off a table, causing it to shatter on the ground, the paper said.

In a separate video at the scene, it appears McDowell shoves his megaphone into the head of a man holding a bicycle in the street:


Image source: Facebook video screenshot via Grace Harvey

The man holding the bike swats back at McDowell:


Image source: Facebook video screenshot via Grace Harvey

And then a third man bashes a skateboard over the head of the man holding the bike:


Image source: Facebook video screenshot via Grace Harvey

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But Craft told the Post-Gazette there’s much more to what happened that day.

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Craft said the videos show only one side of the story and that there were three men from outside the protest who were screaming “blue lives matter” — in support of police — at the protesters. When some protesters began to confront them, one man began swinging a bike at people.

According to Craft’s account, a man began grabbing Craft’s hair and placed his hand on Craft’s chest, saying he was trying to stop her from engaging with another man.

When the confrontation ended, Craft said, a man in the restaurant began condemning the protesters’ actions. The woman who was with him offered Craft to come over, have a beer and talk about the situation.

Green noted in an earlier Post-Gazette story that “we were talking to people that were talking to us. The beer that was consumed was an offer. The glass that fell was a mistake.”

He added to the paper that people in the restaurant were cheering on the protesters and that “the reason I engaged the individual man and his wife is because … her husband called me ‘an embarrassment’ and ‘disgusting.'”

Related incident at a McDonald’s

McDowell also was identified as the individual caught on video getting aggressive with a McDonald’s manager that same day, WPXI reported.

The video shows a man with a bullhorn harassing the manager and others chanting with him. The manager appears frustrated and tries to get them to leave, but they continue to pester him. At one point the man with the bullhorn challenges the manager to a fight.

The video was circulated on social media by a Twitter user who tried to frame the heated incident as the fault of the manager. (Content warning: Language):

Trump calls militants ‘thugs!’

Several days after the incidents, President Donald Trump called the militants “thugs.”

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Motorist runs over Black Lives Matter supporter who refuses to get out of SUV’s path — and cops charge suspect

A motorist in Johnson City, Tennessee, was caught on cellphone video running over a Black Lives Matter supporter who refused to get out of the SUV’s path during a demonstration over the weekend — and now police have arrested and charged a suspect.

What are the details?

Video posted to social media showed a white Ford Expedition accelerating into two people who stood in front of the vehicle in a crosswalk near the intersection of West State of Franklin Road and Spring Street, the Johnson City Press said, adding that protesters and police said the vehicle left the scene.

The victim, a 31-year-old Johnson City man, was taken to a hospital for treatment, the paper said, adding that a 26-year-old Johnson City woman who also was struck by the SUV didn’t have injuries requiring treatment.

Brent Chaffin — a protest organizer who witnessed the incident — told the Press that demonstrators were marching from the Johnson City Police Department when they stopped to protest on either side of a crosswalk near the intersection.

Chaffin said the driver began inching forward, trying to get past the demonstrators, the paper reported. Video shows the driver appearing to run over at least one of the two protesters standing in front of the SUV, the Press said.

What did the victim have to say?

The victim was interviewed at the hospital, according to a court document obtained late Monday, the paper said, adding that he told police he was walking his dog and taking photos when he joined the Black Lives Matter protesters.

As the group crossed the street, some drivers grew impatient and honked their horns, the Press reported, adding that someone in a black vehicle gave the finger to demonstrators while maneuvering around the group.

The victim told police the driver of a white SUV honked, kept inching forward at about two miles per hour, and then bumped him before knocking him down and running over his legs, the paper said.

Image source: YouTube screenshot

The motorist drove away without attempting to assist or check on the welfare of the victims, the Press said.

Image source: YouTube screenshot

In the video, several people could be heard yelling that the vehicle had North Carolina tags, and a plate number was reportedly given to police, the paper said, adding that authorities said they got video from other witnesses, neighboring businesses, and a traffic camera.

On Sunday police said they identified a person of interest and were coordinating with North Carolina authorities to locate the vehicle involved, the Press reported.

While the suspect wasn’t found at his residence, the paper — citing a court document — reported that a Johnson City police investigator got a phone call from a North Carolina attorney who said the suspect was in the process of hiring a Tennessee lawyer and planned to turn himself in Monday, which he did.

Who is the suspect?

Police said Jared Benjamin Lafer — a 27-year-old from Bakersville, North Carolina — was charged with aggravated assault in connection with the incident and released on $20,000 bond, the Press said, adding that Lafer was set for arraignment at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Image source: Washington County Detention Center

What did Black Lives Matter have to say?

The day after the incident, demonstrators took to the streets again, with several dozen stopping at the same crosswalk and protesting on both sides, occasionally moving back and forth, the paper said.

Alyjah Gilmer — an incident witness and founding member of the New Panther Initiative, a Johnson City-based Black Lives Matter group — had a few other things to say at Sunday’s demonstration, the Press reported.

“We don’t stand for that,” Gilmer noted to the paper. “It’s definitely uncalled for, so we’re going to do everything we can to show [the man who was run over] we are behind him, that we are against anybody showing out in such a manner. We are going to stand 10 toes behind our people 100% no matter what. We’re out here to make a statement, but a positive statement.”


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