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MSNBC’s Joy Reid claims there’s ‘absolutely zero’ evidence BLM has ever advocated violence. Videos and photos show otherwise.

MSNBC anchor Joy Reid claimed Thursday that there is “absolutely zero” evidence that Black Lives Matter has ever advocated violence.

“There is absolutely zero, none, zero evidence that Black Lives Matter has ever pushed for anything violent, pushed for anything violent to happen to police,” Reid said Thursday night in response to comments made by President Trump during the presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee.

“Black Lives Matter is about one thing: Stop killing black people just because you pulled them over for parking or moving violation. Just stop killing black people,” she said. “They have never advocated violence against police.”

Is that true?

Reid has apparently been living under a rock for the last five months as anti-police protests have erupted across the country following George Floyd’s death in late May in Minneapolis — a vast majority being connected to the Black Lives Matter movement. While many of those demonstrations remained generally peaceful, it has been well-documented, to say the least, by social media footage and local news reporting, that several have also turned violent.

That said, it is possible that Reid is choosing to ignore the actions of BLM protesters and instead suggesting that BLM leaders have not actually called for such violence to occur.

The problem is, even that claim is on very shaky ground.

During the debate, Trump had made reference to a 2015 event in St. Paul, Minnesota, in which BLM protesters chanted, “Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon!” apparently in reference to police officers. A BLM leader who organized the protest later admitted the chant was real but attempted to explain that the whole thing was a misunderstanding.


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Reid explained the charge away by alleging the chanters were an “offshoot, separate group of people.” But there are several other instances that would need some explaining away, as well.

In June, Hawk Newsome, chairman of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, told Fox News’ Martha MacCallum that BLM would “burn down this system” if the country “doesn’t give us what we want.”

“I could be speaking figuratively. I could be speaking literally. It’s a matter of interpretation,” he added.


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Then in August, a viral video circulated on social media that showed an unidentified Black Lives Matter leader calling for open violence against the police, saying, “I’m at a point where I’m ready to put these police in the f***ing grave!”

The activist appeared to be standing up in front of a crowd of BLM protesters in Washington, D.C., when he made the shocking remarks.

“I want to take the fight to them and at the end of the day, if they won’t hear us, we burn them the f*** down!” he continued. “I’m one that talk real s***! I talk it in New York and I talk it in D.C. The same way I f*** police up in New York, I f*** cops up in here in D.C. The same way I bust police in the head in New York, I bust police in the head in D.C.!”

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Perhaps a more likely explanation for Reid’s inaccuracy on the issue is that she, not President Trump, has blinders on about the Black Lives Matter movement.

This wouldn’t be surprising since MSNBC has had a difficult time accurately assessing a violent situation before. Take for example, MSNBC reporter Ali Velshi, who said protests in Minneapolis in May were “not, generally speaking, unruly,” as buildings literally burned behind him.

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Shooting victim and private security guard suspect from Denver protests identified, family reacts

There was a man shot and killed amidst protests by two rival groups in Denver on Saturday.

The shooter, a private security guard working for a local TV station, was arrested without bond and was being held for suspicion of first-degree murder. Matthew Robert Dolloff, 30, is a Pinkerton private security guard who was hired by KUSA-TV to accompany their reporters while covering protests and riots in Denver.

Denver Police released a statement about Dolloff on Saturday night, “Further investigation has determined the suspect is a private security guard with no affiliation with Antifa. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.”

The decision on any charges against Dolloff will be up to the Denver District Attorney’s Office, police said. A spokesperson for District Attorney Beth McCann said Sunday that the arrest affidavit in the case remained sealed.

The Denver Post is reporting that the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses have no record of Dolloff having a license to work as a private security guard in the city, according to spokesperson Eric Escudero.

“We do not currently have an active license and have never had an active license for anybody with that name,” Escudero said. “If he was operating as a security guard, he was in violation of the law.”

There was a “Patriot Muster” rally organized by John “Tig” Tiegen held at Denver’s Civic Center Park. Upon learning about the “Patriot Muster, the Denver Communists organization set up a counter-protest called the “BLM-Antifa Soup Drive.”

Lee Keltner, a 49-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, was in the area of the protests.

“He wasn’t a part of any group,” said the shooting victim’s son, Johnathon Keltner. “He was there to rally for the police department and he’d been down there before rallying for the police department.”

There was an incident where Kelter got into a verbal altercation with a man wearing a “Black Guns Matter” shirt at around 3:30 p.m. local time. Keltner, who has a can of Mace in his hand, steps away from the argument and goes out of the view of the camera.

Then a gunshot rings out and you see Keltner fall to the ground.

Photos show that Keltner and Dolloff got into a physical altercation before the Mace was sprayed and prior to the gun being fired.


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Dueling rallies in Denver leave one dead

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Police rushed to the crime scene with guns drawn and Dolloff surrendered.

Two guns and a can of Mace were found at the scene, according to Joe Montoya, the division chief of investigation at the Denver Police Department.

Keltner was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Lee Keltner operated a hat-making business in the Denver area.

“My son Lee was at the patriot rally today in Denver,” Keltner’s mother, Carole, wrote on the Northeast Arkansas Tea Party Facebook group, according to Fox News. “He was murdered because he backed the police.”

Lee Keltner’s sister told The New York Post that his son is not handling the death well.

“He was there,” said Suzan Keltner. When she was asked if her nephew was doing okay, she said, “No, no he’s not.”

“He was my brother, my only sibling,” she said. “He also served our country.”

“There’s going to be a lawsuit,” Suzan Keltner added. “So, I don’t know how much we can let out.”

John “Tig” Tiegen, one of the organizers of the Patriot Rally event, offered his condolences to the family of the victim.

“I’m deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of a fellow American patriot after a rally in Denver on Saturday,” Tiegen wrote. “Regardless of the circumstances, I want to send my deepest condolences to the family of the victim.”

“It’s tragic that Americans find themselves in danger just by coming together and showing support for their country,” he added. “The fact that simple things like wearing patriotic attire now makes you a target in an American city should be a concern for every freedom-loving person. If Americans reach the point that they’re afraid to publicly show support for their country, the radical Marxists have won.”

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1 dead, 2 in custody after fatal shooting in Denver near ‘Patriot Rally’ and BLM-Antifa counter-protest

Two suspects were taken into custody by police on Saturday afternoon after a person was shot and killed in downtown Denver.

An event dubbed the “Patriot Muster” rally organized by John “Tig” Tiegen was held at 2 p.m. at Denver’s Civic Center Park. “It’s time we let these communist socialists know we have had enough,” a description of the event read. “Fight back, push back. Time to take our country back!”

Once the Denver Communists organization caught wind of the rally, they scheduled a counter-protest called the “BLM-Antifa Soup Drive.”

“We scheduled our action after learning that the militia-fascists had called a ‘patriot muster’ against the Black Lives Matter movement, anti-fascists and Marxists,” a spokesperson for Denver Communists said. “That’s us — guilty as charged and happy to oblige with our presence.”

“The plan is to set up our tables and tents in Civic Center Park, as near as we can be to the fascists,” Denver Communists said. “We’ll have soup for our family, music, speakers, communist books, and plenty of angry anti-fascist chants.”

KUSA reporter Marc Sallinger was covering the rally and the counter-protest.

“Hello from downtown Denver where far-right militia groups are holding a rally,” Sallinger wrote on Twitter. “Far-left Black Lives Matter Antifa groups are holding a counter protest nearby.”

Police separated the two opposing groups with fences.

At 5:48 p.m. EST, Denver Police’s official Twitter account wrote: “Officers are investigating a shooting that occurred in the Courtyard by the Art Museum.” The police said the shooting victim was transported to the hospital.

The Denver Police shared updates that two suspects were in custody, and that the shooting was “now being investigated as a Homicide.”

“A man participating in what was billed as a ‘Patriot Rally’ that also included a presence of self-described BLM-Antifa protesters, sprayed mace at another man and that man shot him with a handgun,” The Denver Post reported.

Video from the area shows an orange cloud of smoke or vapor followed by the sound of a gunshot. Footage shows Denver Police rush to the scene with guns drawn, then order two men to the ground, including a man dressed in all black with a handgun. Meanwhile, the victim lay motionless on the ground.

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A man dressed in black appears to be walking away from the crime scene and yelling, “One less white f****** supremacist, right in the f****** dome!”

Another video features a person screaming, “Die fascist scum!”

Earlier in the day, rival protesters got in each others face. There were also agitators dressed in all black burning a thin blue line flag in front of Denver Police.

At one point, men dressed in all black with umbrellas scream at police for speaking to an older woman. The woman instructs everyone to “relax.”

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VIDEO: Huge rallies in DC to show support for Trump after COVID-19 diagnosis; BLM protesters clash at ‘WalkAway’ event

Supporters of President Donald Trump flooded the streets of Washington, D.C., on Saturday. There were multiple pro-Trump rallies in and near the nation’s capital, including outside the medical center where the president is recuperating from coronavirus. There was also a clash between Black Lives Matter protesters and Trump supporters.

Soon after Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis, supporters of the president began appearing outside the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where the commander in chief was admitted for precautionary care. On Saturday, crowds of people wearing MAGA hats and waving American flags lined the street outside Walter Reed. There was a prayer rally held for President Trump outside the medical facility.

There was also an “Unsilent Majority” march organized by the #WalkAway Foundation, a campaign that “encourages and supports those on the Left to walk away from the divisive tenets endorsed and mandated by the Democratic Party of today.”

“Wow. Washington DC. You don’t see this everyday. A TON of Trump supporters,” noted Henry Rodgers, senior congressional correspondent for the Daily Caller.

The WalkAway march went through the streets of Washington, D.C., before ending near the Washington Monument. That is where conservative personalities such as WalkAway founder Brandon Straka, singer Joy Villa, actor Lorenzo Lamas, Maj Toure, Scott Presler, Katie Hopkins, and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) gave speeches.

There were Black Lives Matter counter-protesters who clashed with the pro-Trump supporters. At one point, there was a physical altercation where U.S. Park Police officers are seen on video shoving people and wrestling one person on the ground.

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Earlier on Saturday, the official D.C. chapter of Black Lives Matter issued a warning to its supporters to “blur faces before posting” photos.

“If you are protesting the MAGA and white supremacist downtown in #DC right now: -most of them are still maskless,” the official Twitter account posted. “Keep your masks on, pass out extras to your comrades – record and take pics of the police, not protestors or your comrades – blur faces before posting.”

The #WalkAway Foundation is a multi-racial organization that encourages people to leave the Democratic Party.

We are walking away from the lies, the false narratives, the fake news, the race-baiting, the victim narrative, the violence, the vandalism, the vitriol. We are walking away from a party driven by hate. We are walking toward patriotism and a new, unified America! We are the future of this great nation!

In August, the WalkAway Foundation held a very large rally in Beverly Hills, California.

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Photojournalist went undercover to expose white supremacists at riots, but found black bloc anarchists instead

Photojournalist Jeremy Lee Quinn was furloughed this year, so he set out to document the protests and the riots that beset cities across the U.S. following the death of George Floyd. Quinn expected to discover white supremacists caused havoc and violence at riots, but what he actually found shocked him — violent left-wing anarchists who were extremely organized.

On May 31, Quinn covered a Black Lives Matter protest in Santa Monica, California, where “suburban moms” were kneeling. Then he was alerted to a shoe store being looted about a mile away.

“He arrived to find young people pouring out of the store, shoeboxes under their arms. But there was something odd about the scene,” Farah Stockman wrote in the New York Times. “A group of men, dressed entirely in black, milled around nearby, like supervisors. One wore a creepy rubber Halloween mask.”

The next day, Quinn went to another protest, and another store was being looted. A white man wearing all black smashed the window of the store with a crowbar, but he walked away without stealing anything.

Quinn started pouring over footage of looting that was happening across the country. Once again, he noticed that white men dressed in black were often the culprits of the looting.

Quinn believed that the caucasian men causing damage were white supremacist supporters of President Donald Trump, who were attempting to make Black Lives Matter protests appear in a negative light. In an effort to expose the alleged racist Trump supporters, Quinn went undercover and infiltrated the groups. Instead, he found that these destructive forces were “true believers in insurrectionary anarchism.”

Over the next four months, Quinn marched along with “black bloc anarchists in half a dozen cities across the country.” He was in Washington D.C., where militant agitators harassed diners, and in Portland where rioters launched fireworks at the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse.

“He says he respects the idealistic goal of a hierarchy-free society that anarchists embrace, but grew increasingly uncomfortable with the tactics used by some anarchists, which he feared would set off a backlash that could help get President Trump re-elected.”

Quinn told the New York Times that the far-left anarchists were not “a spontaneous eruption of anger at racial injustice,” like much of the mainstream media categorized the violence as. “It was strategically planned, facilitated and advertised on social media by anarchists who believed that their actions advanced the cause of racial justice.”

Quinn cautioned that the violent militants in Washington, Portland, and Seattle generated a “cultlike energy.”

Quinn saw something else he did not expect to see during the protests, Black Lives Matter protesters praying together with Trump supporters in Tulsa.

Quinn detailed his experience during protests and riots on his website, Public Report, where he warned how dangerous far-left anarchist groups could be.

“Establishment media still continues to overlook trending Anarchist black bloc tactics especially in DC, Portland & Seattle with satellite activity in Denver, Sacramento and San Diego,” Quinn wrote. “Insurrectionary Anarchist ideology & rhetoric however has permeated into the social justice movement with blazing efficiency.”

“In our experience in Louisville, Community was strong and gravitating towards non violent protest,” he wrote. “Earlier in the afternoon we saw individual protesters shutting down agitators trying to use fireworks. But the arrival of a U-Haul with Anarcho / Antifascist symboled shields changed everything.”

Many of the left-wing extremists consider themselves “insurrectionary anarchists,” some of which “advocate using crimes like arson and shoplifting to wear down the capitalist system.”

The NYT article cites a report by Rutgers researchers that documents the “systematic, online mobilization of violence that was planned, coordinated (in real time) and celebrated by explicitly violent anarcho-socialist networks that rode on the coattails of peaceful protest.” The research found that some anarchist social media accounts had exploded 300-fold since May, garnering hundreds of thousands of followers.

Stockman explained the problem with making alliances with insurrectionary anarchists. “If they help you get into power, they will try to oust you the following day, since power is what they are against,” she wrote. “Many of them don’t even vote. They are experts at unraveling an old order but considerably less skilled at building a new one. That’s why, even after more than 100 days of protest in Portland, activists do not agree on a set of common policy goals.”

“We are not sure if the socialist, communist, democratic or even anarchist utopia is possible,” admitted a host of the anarchist-supporting podcast “The Ex-Worker.” “Rather, some insurrectionary anarchists believe that the meaning of being an anarchist lies in the struggle itself and what that struggle reveals.”

Stockman hints that the far-left anarchists are not truly destroying American cities to declare that black lives matter or demand racial equality, but because they crave anarchy and their mission is to topple the status quo.

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Coalition of black pastors rips Kamala Harris for celebrating ‘brilliance’ of Black Lives Matter founders

A group of black pastors slammed Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) on Friday for praising the so-called “brilliance” of the Black Lives Matter founders, the Christian Post reported.

What happened?

During an interview with CNN commentator Angela Rye for the NAACP’s Fall Leadership Conference, Harris lauded the “brilliance” of Black Lives Matter co-founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi, the Post said.

Praising the co-founders’ “brilliance in conceiving [BLM],” Harris told Rye that one day people would see BLM as “an inflection point in the ongoing fight for justice … and to reform the criminal justice system.”

“I actually believe as a former prosecutor that Black Lives Matter has been the most significant agent for change within the criminal justice system,” Harris said, “because it has been a counterforce to the force within the system that is so grounded in status quo and in its own traditions, many of which have been harmful and have been discriminatory in the way that they have been enforced.”

She went on to describe the BLM protests — many of which have become violent — “as an essential component of evolution in our country” and “as essential component or mark of a real democracy” and “as necessary — the people’s voices must be heard.”

Why? Because “nothing that we have achieved that has been about progress in our country has come without a fight,” she said.

The Conservative Clergy of Color, a group of black pastors, took serious issue with Harris’ praise for the Black Lives Matter movement and its founders.

What did the coalition say?

In a statement to the Post, the coalition’s co-founder Bishop Aubrey Shines said BLM is not an organization Harris should be commending in any way.

“It’s extremely disheartening to see a U.S. Senator and a candidate for vice president give such high praise to a group that is trying to destroy our country,” Shines told the Post.

“Does Sen. Harris not watch the news? Has she not seen the businesses burning, the livelihoods that have been wrecked by this organization?” the pastor asked. “People are terrified, but we have to praise the organizers because it’s the cool thing to do.”

Shines went on to point out that BLM has recently tried to scrub much of its more insidious agenda from its public face. As TheBlaze reported last week, the group was caught removing anti-nuclear family and “cisgender privilege” content from is statement of beliefs.

“Until recently these people made no secret about their agenda. They were loud and proud about their anti-American goals until the violence they’ve instigated started affecting their favorability,” Shines continued in the statement to the Post. “The only ‘brilliant’ thing I can see is how quickly BLM’s website operators scrubbed their agenda to be more appealing. This is not a group that needs to be praised. More Americans are beginning to see that, and I hope Sen. Harris will too.”

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Black Lives Matter activists try to bully Louisville store owner, but he doesn’t back down: ‘Nobody can intimidate me’

Black Lives Matter activists attempted to pressure a store owner into supporting their causes, but the man wasn’t about to be bullied into blindly agreeing with them.

An armed man was guarding his store in Louisville on Friday night. He was protecting his business because it was firebombed the night before when riots erupted, which were sparked by the grand jury decision not to charge any of the police officers involved in the Breonna Taylor case with homicide.

Several Black Lives Matter supporters confronted business owner Fadi Faouri, as seen in video taken by Daily Caller field reporter Jorge Ventura.

One of the activists ask Faouri, “Does black lives matter?” The store owner replies, “If you’re a good person, I will care about you. If you’re a bad person…pffft.”

With several other BLM supporters surrounding him and multiple people recording him, the BLM supporter then asks, “Does Breonna Taylor matter?” The business owner replies, “I don’t know.”

The activist aggressively asks, “What do you mean you don’t know?” Another person in the crowd comes forward and asks, “How you don’t know if it doesn’t matter?”

Faouri defends himself during the tense encounter, “You’re trying to intimidate me.”

More people in the crowd become agitated with his answer and want him to explain his stance of impartiality on the hot-button topic.

“I’m not playing that game,” the gun-toting store owner proclaims.

The crowd grows larger, and people steadily move closer to Faouri.

The store owner declares, “Nobody can intimidate me.”

While most of the group walks away, one woman who claims to be a documentary filmmaker confronts Faouri, and tells him the details from the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor. The store owner responds by saying, “That’s not my f***ing business.”

Not satisfied with the response, she retorts, “It should be your business, because all lives matter, right? You just said, ‘All lives matter.’ You can say that, but it’s the color black that is the issue.”

“You have an issue with that, I don’t have an issue,” Faouri rebuts. “I don’t see color.”

“I don’t care, white or black bulls****, I see you as a human being, that’s all that I care about,” he says.

“I don’t care about white, black, purple, green, whatever the f*** it is,” he states. “I don’t believe in color.”

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Kamala Harris praises ‘brilliance’ of BLM, says protests are ‘essential component of evolution in our country’

Democratic nominee for vice president Kamala Harris praised the “brilliance” of Black Lives Matter and called the continuing nationwide protests “as an essential component of evolution in our country.” During a virtual convention for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Friday, Sen. Harris (D-Calif.) said that BLM is the “most significant agent for change within the criminal justice system.”

“The brilliance and the impact of Black Lives Matter and their brilliance in conceiving it, history is going to show was an inflection point in the ongoing fight for justice, to your point, and to reform the criminal justice system and America’s criminal justice system,” Harris told CNN political commentator Angela Rye, who was hosting the event.

“I actually believe, as a former prosecutor, that Black Lives Matter has been the most significant agent for change within the criminal justice system, because it has been a counterforce to the force within the system that is so grounded in status quo and in its own traditions, many of which have been harmful and have been discriminatory in the way that they’ve been enforced,” Harris proclaimed, according to RealClearPolitics.

“It is about, I think, a community and the country speaking out, understanding that nothing that we have achieved that has been about progress in this country has come without a fight,” Harris continued. “Nothing that we have achieved in our country that has been about progress, and in particular around civil rights has come without a fight.”

“I always, I’m going to interpret these protests as an essential component of evolution in our country, as an essential component, a mark of a real democracy and as necessary, as necessary,” Harris said during the NAACP remote convention. “The people’s voices must be heard. It is often the people who must speak to get their government to do what it is supposed to do, but may not do naturally unless the people speak loudly, and obviously peacefully, but speak loudly.”

Rye asked Harris about the founders of the Black Lives Matter organization — Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi — being named to TIME‘s 100 most influential people of 2020 list. Harris said, “Good for TIME magazine for doing that.”

In a 2015 interview, Cullors admitted that she and her fellow BLM creators are “trained Marxists.”

“Myself and Alicia in particular are trained organizers. We are trained Marxists,” Cullors said. “We are super-versed on, sort of, ideological theories.”

Tometi has endorsed Venezuelan socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro, and was honored to meet him in 2015. While visiting Venezuela, Tometi tweeted, “Such a relief to be in a place where there is intelligent political discourse.”

This comes at a time when new polls show public support for Black Lives Matter and the protests are falling. One poll released in the past week showed support for anti-police brutality protests declined from 54% in June to 39% in September. A Pew Research survey found that support for the BLM movement dropped from 67% in June to 55% in September.

During the interview, Rye asked Harris, “Who is the best rapper alive?” Harris responded, “Tupac.”

The rapper Tupac Shakur died 24 years ago on Sept. 13, 1996, from the injuries he suffered from a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.

Harris reacted to her mistake by saying, “I keep doing that.” She continued, “Who would I say? I mean, there’s so many. There are some that I would not mention right now because they should stay in their lane, but others.”

Rye was confused by the response and said, “I don’t know what that means. I want to know who one of those are.”

“Keep going, keep moving,” Harris instructed Rye.

“Okay, all right,” Rye obediently replied. “All right. I think that was not supposed to be a stumper either.”


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Polls: Support for Black Lives Matter protests plunges following summer of riots

The public opinion of anti-police brutality protests and the Black Lives Matter movement has plunged significantly in the past few months following the nation’s biggest cities being besieged by frequent protests that have escalated into civil unrest and even fiery riots.

A new poll by The Associated Press and NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that support for protests against police brutality has fallen substantially. Support for the protests by black Americans has dropped by 18%, from 81% in June to 63% the latest survey that was taken between Sept. 11-14. The decrease in support from white Americans was similar: a 19% decline, from 53% to 34%. Overall, support fell from 54% to 39%.

The poll of 1,108 U.S. adults, which was done online and by telephone interviews, found that the perception of the protests has soured. Now, 30% of Americans view the demonstrations as “mostly violent” compared to 22% in June.

There is a stark partisan divide in how the protests are perceived. The survey found that 52% of white Democrats say all or most of the protests have been “peaceful,” while 53% of Republicans say all or most have been “violent.” The poll results say that 75% of Republicans disapprove of the protests versus 70% of Democrats who approve the demonstrations.

Views of the police have also changed in the past few months. When asked, “How are police who cause injury or death treated by the justice system?,” 14% say “too harshly” compared to 6% in June. There were 65% who said the officers were treated “too leniently” in June, which dropped to 52% in September.

A new Pew Research Center survey found that support for public support for the Black Lives Matter movement has also receded. The survey of 10,093 Americans that was conducted from Sept. 8 to 13 discovered that support for the BLM movement dropped from 67% in June to 55% in September. Those who “strongly support” Black Lives Matter dropped from 38% to 29% in three months.

Democrats who support the Black Lives Matter movement was barely affected, a slight decline from 92% to 88%. Support plummeted amongst Republicans from 37% in June to 16% in September.

Support of BLM from Hispanic Americans was reduced from 77% in June to 66% in September. Black and Asian endorsements remained steady while support from white Americans dwindled from 60% to 45%.

A Fox News poll from earlier this month said that a large segment of Americans see Black Lives Matter demonstrations as riots rather than protests. The survey found that 48% of likely voters consider the protests as riots, compared to 40% who classify the demonstrations as protests.

There has been riots in Portland, Seattle, New York City, Rochester, and Kenosha, Wisconsin. The first riots were a response to the death of George Floyd in May in Minneapolis. Since then there have been protests and riots over the deaths of Breonna Taylor and Daniel Prude, and the shooting of Jacob Blake.

Earlier this month, a report from Axios found that the property damage from the riots and looting is now to be the “most expensive in insurance history,” estimated between $1 billion to $2 billion of paid insurance claims, which likely hurt the public opinion on the protests that turned violent and destructive.

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Rioter throws Molotov cocktail at group of Portland police officers, striking one, as mob sets fire to justice center following Breonna Taylor indictment

A Portland, Oregon, rioter reportedly
threw a Molotov cocktail at a group of police officers on Wednesday night as law enforcement declared the demonstrations in the area a riot.

Reports say that rioters also set fire to the city’s justice center.

Demonstrations in the city continued following the
announcement of a criminal indictment of one officer involved in the death of Louisville, Kentucky, resident Breonna Taylor. You can read more on the indictment here.

Following the announcement, riots
erupted in cities across the country.

What are the details?

According to Newsweek, demonstrators gathered in Portland’s streets following the indictment of former police officer Brett Hankison on three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree.

The Portland Police Bureau
announced that at least 74 people gathered on the Central Precinct side of the city’s Justice Center, where they reportedly “began throwing softball-sized rocks towards Central Precinct, which shattered the glass windows above the entry doors.”

The demonstrators converged on the precinct, and a riot broke out as protesters began to set fire to the building.

The bureau’s statement added, “The group continued to throw rocks through the windows, which continued to shatter glass in the entryway of the Central Precinct, making it difficult for others to safely exit the precinct due to the glass falling and the glass that covered the entryway floor.”

“Once the window was broken, group members used slingshots to launch projectiles at a high velocity through the broken glass windows of Central Precinct,” the statement continued. “Some members of the group attempted to break into the front doors of the Central Precinct lobby.”

While on the streets, police moved in on the unruly group, and at least one demonstrator threw a Molotov cocktail at a group of officers.

Authorities later attempted to clear the crowd by firing pepper balls and deploying pepper spray on the mob after declaring a riot.

The bureau added, “Officers began to disperse the crowd outside of Central Precinct again and a Molotov cocktail was thrown towards officers striking one in the foot. Portland Fire Medic was nearby and able to extinguish the flames. Had this incendiary not been stopped immediately, it could have caused serious physical injury to the officer. A second Molotov cocktail was thrown towards officers near Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Main Street, and a third Molotov cocktail was thrown at officers near Southwest Broadway and Southwest Main Street. As the crowd was dispersed they aggressively threw rocks at officers and other projectiles.”

Twitter user Pierce Singgih shared video of the incident on Twitter, writing, “[S]omeone just threw a Molotov at Portland Police as officers moved in and declared the event a riot.”

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Black journalist calls BLM a ‘Criminal$ Justice Movement’ that is nothing more than a ‘cash grab’ for athletes, Democrats, and media

Jason Whitlock is a rarity in sports journalism: He’s willing to take on the sports business and challenge progressive groupthink. For example, just 10 days ago he came out to declare that “white liberals” are the “true racists” and that liberalism is “the new KKK hood.”

Now he’s sending the left into fits with a recent Outkick column calling the Black Lives Matter movement the “Criminal$ Justice Movement” that is nothing more than a “cash grab” by professional athletes, celebrities, the media, and Democrats.

What did he say?

Whitlock began his Friday column — “BLM 101 History Lesson: The 2020 Criminal$ Justice Movement” — saying it was time someone defined the real “history being forged by Black Lives Matter, Colin Kaepernick, Lebron James, Nike and their media sycophants.”

The left, he wrote, “created the Criminals Justice Movement. Or better yet, the Criminal$ Justice Movement.”

“The intense fight for the rights of criminal suspects resisting arrest is really just a cash grab by Democratic politicians, Nike and athletes, celebrities and journalists seeking social media influence,” Whitlock said.

As evidence, he pointed to two examples:

Nike: The company’s $150 “Icon Jersey 2.0” celebrating Kaepernick, reportedly sold out in seconds last week.

Attorney Ben Crump: The man who has represented the families of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Jacob Blake, “bragged to reporters about the $12 million settlement the city of Louisville will pay Breonna Taylor’s family. It was good advertising. You’ve heard of ambulance-chasing lawyers. Crump chases hearses,” Whitlock said. He added:

He’s built a multi-million-dollar law practice around securing cash settlements for the families of victims of alleged police misconduct. On September 8th, Crump tweeted out a “powerful” message from Jacob Blake that summarizes the Criminal$ Justice Movement.

“Change y’all’s lives out there,” Blake said from his hospital bed, “stick together, make some money, make things easier for our people out here.”

“Make some money” best explains the Criminal$ Justice Movement.

Whitlock’s concern, he said, is that all of the “awareness raising” will actually promote a climate that’s more dangerous, not less.

“The Criminal$ Justice Movement and its primary policy push — defund the police — have predictably emboldened criminals,” he wrote. “Violent crime is elevating in high-crime neighborhoods and police are reluctant to aggressively police those areas.”

According to Whitlock, this is not about seeking justice — it’s about seeking money and power:

All while Kaepernick and Nike cash in and financial donations pour down on Democratic voter drives. Everybody is using George Floyd’s death to make it rain. His memory is used to hype NFL and NBA games, power ad campaigns for podcasts and YouTube shows, leverage media members for promotions and, most importantly, fuel left-wing political funding.

And the people being used by the left to push this cause, Whitlock said, are uninformed, easily influenced young people who can’t be bothered to examine the details of what the movement is claiming:

Most athletes have a cursory knowledge of the Criminal$ Justice Movement. They’re young, rich and easily influenced by social media. They don’t have the time or an interest in researching the details of the movement.

Instead, Whitlock said, these athletes just look for the “best way to avoid public criticism and not be accused of selling out or being a racist” and, therefore, just echo support for whomever the movement tells them to support.

He concluded that the “Criminal$ Justice Movement” does not improve the lives of minorities but only “the lives of Kaepernick, Nike shareholders, hearse-chasing lawyers, black elites using the movement to advance their careers and white Marxist anarchists determined to overthrow capitalism, democracy, freedom and God.”

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White BLM activist forced to apologize for pretending to be black after being outed

A social justice activist in Indiana who has allegedly been pretending to be black for years finally admitted that she is actually a white woman. This is the third instance of a white woman pretending to be black this month.

Satchuel Cole was a member of Indy10 Black Lives Matter and the Indy SURJ, an Indianapolis-based chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice, a “national network of groups and individuals working to undermine white supremacy and to work for racial justice.”

On Wednesday, Cole revealed that she had been lying about her race and offered an apology on a Facebook post.

“Friends, I need to take accountability for my actions and the harm that I have done,” Cole wrote. “My deception and lies have hurt those I care most about. I have taken up space as a Black person while knowing I am white. I have used Blackness when it was not mine to use. I have asked for support and energy as a Black person.”

“I have caused harm to the city, friends and the work that I held so dear,” Cole continued. “I will do the work to take responsibility for my actions and try to reduce the harm that I have already caused.”

“If there are ways to repair the harm, I will do the work that is required to do so,” she wrote. “I will continue to seek the help necessary to heal myself. I am sorry for the harm I have caused. I am sorry for the hurt and betrayal. I will do what I can to show that I want to be a better person.”

Cole was forced to confess that she had committed racial fraud after she was exposed in an article titled “Shocking Details Emerge on Indy Activist Who Faked Life as a Black Woman” published on BlackIndyLIVE.

Cole allegedly told multiple people that she was from a biracial family and that her father is black. BlackIndyLive reported that Cole’s parents “indicated their races as white on legal documents.”

The Indy10 Black Lives Matter group issued a statement on the situation.

“Satchuel Cole is not a member of Indy10 Black Lives Matter and has not been a part of any community initiatives for several months,” the statement on Facebook said. “We found out about her deceit at the same time that most people did, in the last week.”

In 2018, Cole founded the No Questions Asked Food Pantry, a grassroots food pantry that partnered with Indy10 Black Lives Matter, Indy Pride, Queering Indy, and Indy Feminists.

In May, the Central Indiana Community Foundation awarded more than $1 million in responsive grants to several Marion County’s non-profit organizations during the coronavirus pandemic. Cole’s No Questions Asked Food Pantry received $35,000 in funding from the CICF, according to the IndyStar.

“[W]e are disappointed that we have another instance of a white woman claiming to be a Black woman and it continues to perpetuate issues that we see in the community and it creates divisiveness,” Pamela Ross, vice president of opportunity, equity and inclusion at CICF, told the IndyStar.

“This situation has created a different level of conversation about telling the truth,” Ross said. “We are looking at leaders and at how many leaders of color actually are running these organizations. That does matter, but it does not matter in an application, it matters in the conversation because we want to influence more leaders of color.”

Cole was the vice president of the now-defunct Deconstructing Oppression Now Through Solidarity Liberation Equity Empowerment & Perseverance.

Cole was the spokesperson for the family of Aaron Bailey, a 45-year-old who was shot and killed by two Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers following a traffic stop in June 2017.

Cole, who is also an active member of the LGBTQ+ community, was a grand marshal of this year’s Indy Pride Parade.

According to a civil court docket, Cole was born “Jennifer Lynn Benton” and identified as a white female on paper before 2010. She changed her name in Hamilton Circuit Court to “Satchuel Paigelyn Cole,” a reference to legendary Negro League pitcher Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige and Benton’s close friend, Chantelle-Owens-Cole.

Crystal Turner, who knew Cole, said she felt betrayed by her racial misrepresentation.

“She said it was to discuss BLM and the first thing I asked was ‘Why is this Black Lives Matter meeting being ran by a white woman?’ But she explained her lie of a story and she had enough other people betrayed that they vouched for her,” Turner said. “And she would constantly acknowledge she was able to pass for white … and how she had to use that to help others.”

“So I’m sure a lot of people, like I did, just thought she was really aware of her privilege as a biracial Black woman, not that she was a white woman just pretending for years,” Turner said of Cole.

This is the latest case of white women pretending to be black. Jessica Krug, a white associate professor at George Washington University, revealed earlier this month that she was pretending to be a black woman.

CV Vitolo-Haddad, a white University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student, resigned this week from a teaching assistant position after she was caught pretending to be a black person.

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Black Lives Matter co-founder’s venture funded by pro-communist China group: report

A new project from a Black Lives Matter co-founder is funded by an organization that is pro-communist and supports China’s communist government, according to a new investigation by the Heritage Foundation. Alicia Garza, who is the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter organization, started a new venture called the Black Futures Lab.

“The Black Futures Lab transforms Black communities into constituencies that change the way power operates — locally, statewide and nationally,” the Black Futures Lab’s website states. The group has a mission to “educate elected officials on this new legislative agenda, and challenges policymakers to take up positions beneficial to Black communities.”

When you click on the donation page of the Black Futures Lab website, the page says: “Black Futures Lab is a fiscally sponsored project of the Chinese Progressive Association.”

The Chinese Progressive Association was founded in 1972, and claims it “educates, organizes and empowers the low income and working class immigrant Chinese community in San Francisco to build collective power with other oppressed communities to demand better living and working conditions and justice for all people.”

There is also another CPA chapter in Boston that was established in 1977.

The Heritage Foundation claims that from CPA’s start, “it has been a promoter of the People’s Republic of China.” The Heritage Foundation report cites “an authoritative 2009 Stanford University paper” that alleges the Chinese Progressive Association “worked with other pro-PRC groups within the U.S. and San Francisco Bay Area … Support for the PRC was based on the inspiration the members drew from what they saw as a successful grassroots model that presented a viable alternative to Western capitalism.”

The Chinese Progressive Association was commended for participating in anti-police brutality protests this summer by China Daily, China’s state-owned English-language news site that is run by the Publicity Department of the Chinese Communist Party.

CPA held a rally last September in Boston, where demonstrators raised the People’s Republic of China flag in City Hall Plaza to commemorate the anniversary of the communist takeover.

CPA co-founder Lydia Lowe co-wrote an essay titled, “The Role of Asian American and Pacific Islander Movements: Race, Nationality Oppression and Revolutionary Strategy” for Leftroots, a self-described “national organization of Leftists engaged in mass organizing in the United States committed to developing the individual and collective skills necessary to formulate, evaluate and carry out strategy to build twenty-first century socialism.”

“What is the connection between the history of people of color in the U.S. and their role in the struggle for 21st century socialism? Exploitation, oppression, and theft from communities of color, rooted in the history of colonialism and imperialism, was central to the development of the U.S. economy and society; today’s inequality and super-exploitation is the result of a western legacy of racial capitalism,” the essay says.

“The issue of race or nationality oppression plays an exceptional role in U.S. society and its resolution is critical to achieving a fundamentally different one,” the essay adds. “Unifying working class struggles with the movements of peoples of color is critical to achieving a fundamentally different society.”

The Black Futures Lab nor the Chinese Progressive Association responded to requests for comment about the partnership from Fox News.

Garza’s fellow Black Lives Matter co-founder, Patrisse Cullors, has admitted that the organization’s leaders are “trained Marxists.” In a 2015 interview, Cullors admitted that BLM founders subscribe to Karl Marx’s ideology.

“Myself and Alicia in particular are trained organizers. We are trained Marxists,” Cullors said. “We are super-versed on, sort of, ideological theories.”

Earlier this week, former NFL star Herschel Walker denounced BLM and asked, “Are you supporting the group that says they are trained Marxists? Because they’re making a lot of money, and I like to know.”

“I’m challenging every owner in the NFL, every owner of major league sports, every owner of stadiums, every commissioner, every leader in Washington, every church,” Walker said. “I’m challenging every professional player: Is this who you’re supporting? Because a trained Marxist tells you that they’re anti-government, they’re anti-American, they’re anti-Christian, they’re anti-everything.”

On BlazeTV, Glenn Beck explained how public schools have pushed progressive agendas and Marxism with the help of BLM. Beck speaks to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.


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Black Lives Matter activist berates CVS manager for calling cops on men caught shoplifting, but it backfires big time

A woman filmed herself berating a CVS manager because he called the police on two men who were allegedly caught shoplifting. However, her attempt to shame the manager did not go as she planned, and it completely blew up in her face.

On Thursday, the Twitter account @CharinDC uploaded a video of her scolding a manager of a Washington, D.C., CVS store. The Twitter account has a bio supporting the Movement for Black Lives, or M4BL, organization and calls for police to be abolished. The account, which reportedly belongs to Charity Sade, claims she is an abolitionist, activist, writer, and comedian. She also included her pronouns in the bio. Her alleged website says, “coming soon,” and has a background that states: “Black Lives Matter.”

The CVS manager called the police when two men allegedly attempted to steal merchandise from the pharmacy. While the police officers were questioning the suspects outside, Sade begins recording, and within 30 seconds she questions the cop. The woman then demands the police officer’s badge number.

Sade then wrote a Twitter thread about the encounter with the hashtags: #BLM, #BlackLivesMatter, and #PeopleOverProperty.

“One officer told one of the men that their other person’s freedom was dependent on him being quiet. This is violent,” Sade wrote. “People know what happens when the police are called on Black folx! They value property over people.”

In typical cancel culture fashion, she included a photo of the CVS manager and shared the police officer’s badge number.

The woman then pursued the CVS manager into the store to confront him.

“I live in the neighborhood, I come to this CVS very often,” Sade says in an upward inflection. “May I ask why you called the police on those two men?”

“CVS policy dictates that if there’s shoplifters that exit the store with merchandise unpaid for, we should get the police involved,” he responded. “So I actually did not elect to press charges.”

“I said, ‘Hey look I just want them to know that they can’t come in anymore because they shoplifted,'” the manager calmly explained.

The woman argued that the stolen merchandise didn’t belong to the manager and that he was endangering the lives of the two alleged shoplifters.

“It’s not your merchandise. You decided to call the police on two black people that stole … allegedly took something from the store because you’re willing to uphold the policy and they could’ve lost their lives,” the wokescold told the manager.

The manager informed the woman that he follows the company’s policies and not her policies.

She asks, “So you’re willing to risk someone’s life for $30,000 a year?”

The agitated woman then asks for the man’s name and he responds, “My name is ‘store manager.'” She then asks a CVS employee what his name is, but she doesn’t respond.

“No one’s going to tell you my name when you’re in here videotaping us so that you can try and elicit some sort of violence, it’s not going to happen,” the manager informs the woman.

“Elicit violence against you? You just elicited violence against two black men by calling the police on them,” the woman replies.

The manager responds, “No, they peacefully got to walk away and one of them had a warrant and could have been arrested but the cops still let him go.”

“Listen to yourself, you work with black folks. You just remember that,” the woman says.

The manager gets the last word in the quarrel by saying his black coworkers “love me.”

The woman’s attempt to cancel the CVS manager completely backfired. After numerous people on Twitter started informing Sade that she was indeed the bad person in this video and not the CVS manager, she changed her Twitter handle from @CharitySade to @CharinDC in an attempt to hide her identity. Sade has since made her account private and deleted her Instagram account.

Before Sade nuked her own Twitter account, TheBlaze’s Jessica Fletcher O’Donnell captured the now viral video.

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Black Lives Matter and NYPD clash after protest stops traffic on George Washington Bridge: ‘We shut s*** down!’

A Black Lives Matter protest shut down the upper level of the George Washington Bridge on Saturday. BLM supporters and NYPD clashed as police attempted to unblock the George Washington Bridge after traffic was ground to a halt.

For about an hour on Saturday night, Black Lives Matter demonstrators marched across the George Washington Bridge to the 34th precinct station house in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood. About 100 protesters blocked all cars and trucks from passing. The crowd boasted that they were on the bridge to “shut s*** down!”

Agitators used construction cones to block cars from driving on the George Washington Bridge.

Hawk Newsome, leader of the Greater New York chapter of Black Lives Matter, said they shut down the bridge “for our Sisters and Brothers who had their lives stolen by AmeriKKKa.”

Newsome added that three BLM agitators were arrested during the demonstration, and urged his followers on social media to call the 34th precinct for their release. “FREE THE TEAM!!! Pigs at the 34th are not picking up the phone. CALL UNTIL THEY DO FREE,” he wrote. Newsome boasted “our city” during the shutdown of the bridge.

“Look how much power we had. We sat on the bridge for 20 minutes. We shut the whole city down,” one protester bragged, according to the New York Post.

Nearly 300,000 vehicles used the George Washington Bridge in 2016, a double-deck suspension bridge that connects New York City with New Jersey.

After crossing the bridge, tensions between the BLM protesters and NYPD cops flared outside the 34th precinct in Manhattan. Several people were arrested during the protest in New York City.

Some protesters then set their sights on New York City diners. “Sorry to interrupt your dinner, it’s a revolution,” one demonstrator said to people dining on Saturday night in NYC. Last week, violent Black Lives Matter protesters vowed to prevent diners from eating at outdoor restaurants in Rochester and Pittsburgh.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) gave an interview to BlazeTV’s Steven Crowder last week, where he suggested that the riots erupting in American cities are likely a coordinated effort funded by corporate America.

“We’re seeing these people … some of the same people are in Portland, Kenosha, D.C., Louisville,” Paul said. “How are they getting there? They’re staying at the [Willard Hotel] — the Willard Hotel might be $500 to $1,000 a night — who’s paying for them to stay in the Willard Hotel? Who’s paying for them to have air flight? Who’s paying them to do this?”

“And here’s the sad truth of it,” he explained. “It’s probably not going to be a sinister name like George Soros, it’s going to be corporate America.”

“Corporate America is giving money to Black Lives Matter, and my guess is, if we follow the money, the people who paid for the plane tickets and the hotels and the people who continue to do this, is Black Lives Matter,” Paul continued. “People should not be giving money to a group that is then funding thuggery.”

Paul advocated that instead of funding Black Lives Matter, people should consider giving their money to the United Negro College Fund or the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.


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American Airlines to allow flight attendants to wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ pins, sparking backlash

American Airlines announced on Sunday that it would allow flight attendants to wear “Black Lives Matter” pins on their uniform while on duty, according to a Fox News report. The announcement was met with support as well as backlash.

“Clearly we live in a time where it is so important to have a dialogue about this important issue of racism in our society and try to find common ground,” American Airlines wrote in a company-wide announcement. “American is truly committed to having an inclusive culture that is welcoming to all and a reflection of our country and world.”

“This is why American is so committed to creating a more tolerant and diverse team,” the airline company said. “Through our partnership with American’s office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, we are continuing to work through an overall plan for addressing these issues in our workplace.”

American Airlines is also reportedly working on designing its own signature pin to show “its symbolic support of a diverse and inclusive work environment.” American Airlines noted that the diversity pin will be created by its Black Professional Network.

However, the announcement of the BLM pin angered some American Airlines employees.

“I take offense to this,” one AA flight attendant wrote to the company in an email, according to The New York Post. “Serious offense. My husband is a LEO (Law Enforcement Officer), as was my deceased father and as far as I’m concerned ALL LIVES MATTER.”

“I am completely disgusted at the fact that we can’t show support for our GOD, our COUNTRY, our LEOs but when it comes to BLM organization (which is controversial in itself), American Airlines says that’s obviously different,” the employee reportedly wrote. “How is that right? Well, I don’t feel included.”

A flight attendant was worried about the ramifications for employees who do not wear a pin, and how they could “be ostracized and labeled as racist.” The employee also said that Black Lives Matter is a “a terrorist organization that promotes violence to further their agenda.”

Another American Airlines flight crew member told Fox News that if Black Lives Matter pins are permitted, then they will be wearing a pin to show support for President Donald Trump. Another employee declared that if BLM pins are allowed, then they will wear a pin supporting the NYPD.

Jill Surdek, the airline’s senior vice president for flight services, responded to the backlash by writing an email that read, “American is truly committed to having an inclusive culture that is welcoming to all and a reflection of our country and world.”

“One symbolic way to show our support is through a uniform pin,” Surdek added. “We are working with our Black Professional Network on designing a specific pin that may be worn with the uniform. In the interim until this pin is produced, to recognize the significance of this moment in history, we are allowing people to wear a Black Lives Matter Pin.”

In 2016, an American Airlines employee reportedly wore a Black Lives Matter button and it caused controversy. According to BuzzFeed, a photo of an American Airlines flight attendant wearing a Black Lives Matter button was shared on Facebook with the caption: “Disgraceful.” The post went viral, after many were outraged.

At the time, the airline reportedly responded to the controversy by saying:

We appreciate your concerns and have alerted our flight attendant management team who will investigate and ensure all uniform standards are followed. In accordance with our community guidelines, we’ve hidden your posts since it includes a photo of an employee. Thanks for your understanding.

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New York assistant principal goes on profanity-laced tirade at Rochester BLM protest: ‘F*** the police!’

A New York assistant principal is facing scrutiny after delivering a profanity-laced tirade during a Black Lives Matter protest in Rochester. Steven Lysenko, a ninth-grade AP teacher at Spencerport High School in suburban Rochester, is accused of spewing anti-cop rhetoric during a Facebook Live video. The school district was forced to issue a statement after some parents were outraged over the expletive-laden rant.

Lysenko participated in a Black Lives Matter protest in Rochester on Saturday. Following what he deemed as an overaggressive encounter with Rochester police, the assistant principal launched into an enraged diatribe.

Lysenko started the video by introducing himself as the president of the local chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education. The teacher said that he and other demonstrators marched in Rochester as “an act of protest.” He continued by claiming, “We didn’t do anything but chant and sing.”

Lysenko and the group of BLM demonstrators allegedly confronted Rochester police officers on a bridge.

“Our peacekeepers ended up shooting pepper spray at us for singing and chanting and telling them what a s***ty-assed job they were doing,” Lysenko said in anger. “They can f*** right off, America!”

“F*** the police,” he screamed while wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt. “F*** Rochester police Department!”

The video went viral on social media, which reportedly caused some families to be outraged, according to WROC-TV.

The Spencerport Central School District issued a statement on the assistant principal’s rant:

Response to a social media video of district employee at the Rochester protest. As we have stated consistently and clearly, Spencerport Central School District stands in solidarity in support of racial equality and systemic change. We remain committed to this change, and want all of our families to know we further stand in solidarity with peaceful protesters. However, when a District employee uses language in public or on social media that does not align with our Code of Conduct or demonstrate appropriate role modeling for students, that is something that we will not condone. These statements by our administrator have caused disruption within our school community. We apologize to our students, parents and community that you had to hear this language from one of our employees.

The school district said the situation “will be addressed as a confidential, personnel matter.”

Lyssenko’s apparent Twitter bio states that he is an “advocate for social justice,” as reported in the New York Post. In June, a tweet from the account read, “To any students-past or present-who follow me here: know that when you post “#WhiteLivesMatter, you are condoning White Supremacy. In that I will not abide!”

Also in June, he appeared on a Facebook video apologizing for using “police-centric and police-friendly language.”

Lysenko did not immediately respond to requests for a comment on the situation from the New York Post.

There have been protests in Rochester for the last four nights, some of which have turned hostile, including protesters tormenting diners. On Saturday night, three Rochester police officers were taken to the hospital after being attacked by rioters who threw bottles and rocks at them, as well as shooting fireworks at the cops.

The protests stem from the release of bodycam video of the arrest of Daniel Prude, who died while in the custody of Rochester police in March. Seven police officers have been suspended for their involvement in the arrest of Prude.

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Rochester restaurants targeted by Black Lives Matter protesters support protests, close down during Saturday’s unrest

Black Lives Matter protesters
tormented outdoor diners in Rochester on Friday night. Three of the restaurants targeted in the protests have come out on the side of the protesters.

Protesters intimidated numerous diners at Rochester restaurants on Friday by flipping tables and shattering glassware. A protester was seen on video screaming, “We’re shutting your party down!”

Three of the restaurants that lost patrons and had property damaged during the demonstrations have come out to support the Black Lives Matter protests.

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reported that restaurants Swan Dive, Ox and Stone, and Daily Refresher released statements on Instagram siding with the protests.

Despite what videos might depict, we lost some glassware last night. You can not deny the anger and hurt our community is feeling right now. As always, the actions of a few agitators are amplified louder and louder as videos are shared and conclusions are drawn. We, now and always, stand with those standing against injustice.
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The restaurants also said that they would not open on Saturday night.

Protests continued on Saturday night in Rochester, as people took to the streets to call for justice of the death of Daniel Prude, a 41-year-old man who died on March 23 in Rochester Police custody. Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office said Prude died from ”
complications of asphyxia in the setting of physical restraint due to excited delirium due to acute phencyclidine intoxication,” which is “an indication that Prude might have been high on PCP.”

Seven Rochester
police officers involved in Prude’s arrest have been suspended with pay. The case is being investigated by the New York State Attorney General’s Office.

On Saturday night, more than 1,000 protesters marched through the streets of Rochester. Agitators
threw bottles and rocks at police, and launched fireworks at them as well. Three officers were “treated at local hospitals for injuries sustained as a result of projectiles and incendiary devices which were launched against them,” Lt. Greg Bello told the Democrat & Chronicle.

Officers deployed tear gas and pepper balls to disperse the crowd shortly before 10:30 p.m., according to
WSYR-TV.

Rioters damaged city hall, and set U-Haul trucks on fire. The owner of three U-Haul trucks destroyed during the BLM protests is Jesse Barksdale, who told WHEC reporter Charles Molineaux that he is livid over the destruction of his business.

Police said there were nine arrests, including two suspects charged with felonies of first-degree criminal possession of a weapon,
second-degree rioting, second-degree assault against an officer, and unlawful assembly.

There was also a riot declared in Portland after agitators
threw fire bombs and shot fireworks at police. One protester caught on fire after a Molotov cocktail exploded near him.

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Pro-life activists converge on Baltimore Planned Parenthood, paint ‘Black Preborn Lives Matter’ on street outside

Pro-life activists painted “Black Preborn Lives Matter” outside of a Baltimore, Maryland, Planned Parenthood on Saturday.

Activists arrived to begin the day’s work around 5 a.m. local time.

What are the details?

As reported by The Washington Times, multiple groups of pro-life activists — Students for Life of America, the Frederick Douglass Foundation, and the Human Coalition — banded together to paint the message on the street outside of the facility on Howard Street in Baltimore.

Following the job, the demonstrators held up a sign reading, “President Trump, Help Us Save Lives. Defund Planned Parenthood.”

In a statement, the Students for Life of America said “About 13% of American women are black, but they submit to over 38% of all abortions. This is exactly why we say #BlackPrebornLivesMatter. Black women and their preborn children MUST be protected from the atrocity of abortion.”

In August, the groups informed Democratic Baltimore Mayor Bernard Young in a letter of their intention to paint the phrase on the street, citing previous instances of activists painting streets with phrases such as “Black Lives Matter” and “Defund the Police.”

The groups reasoned that Young should permit such a move in light of previous demonstrations.

“Your original decision to paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ on the street may very well be government speech,” a portion of the letter read according to the outlet. “However, your decision to allow private citizens to paint additional messages such as ‘Defund the Police’ and ‘Black Trans Lives Matter’ and to intervene on behalf of a public display of another’s speech indicates that public areas are now an open forum for free speech.”

In August, Washington, D.C., authorities prevented the groups from painting the message in front of the city’s Planned Parenthood facility on 4th Street NE. Authorities also arrested two members of the group who wrote the message in chalk on the sidewalk instead.

“Fortunately, the event was far more in line with the constitution than our attempt to paint the street with the same message in Washington, D.C.,” Students for Life said of the Baltimore demonstration. “There, two of our students were arrested not for painting, but for sidewalk chalking. Six cop cars were there to meet us in our nation’s capital, doing the bidding of pro-abortion Mayor Muriel Bowser.”

Students for Life shared an aerial shot of the artistry, writing, “Student [sic] for Life and Frederick Douglass Foundation joined with local Baltimore pro-life activists outside the Planned Parenthood to paint on the street early this morning! #BlackPrebornLivesMatter[.]”

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Black Lives Matter is OFFICIALLY in public school curriculum in Kentucky

On Wednesday’s program, a listener sent Pat Gray a cellphone video to get the word out about the daily assignment her daughter, a fifth-grade student, must complete. The fifth-grade curriculum includes reading an article about the NBA and answering follow-up multiple-choice questions that are related to Black Lives Matter. Kentucky schools appear to have gone all-in on Black Lives Matter ideology. Here’s Pat with more.

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Parents are concerned over Black Lives Matter-themed reading assignment

On Wednesday’s program, a listener sent Pat Gray a cellphone video to get the word out about the daily assignment her daughter, a fifth-grade student, must complete. The fifth-grade curriculum includes reading an article about the NBA and answering follow-up multiple-choice questions that are related to Black Lives Matter. Kentucky schools appear to have gone all-in on Black Lives Matter ideology. Here’s Pat with more.

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NHL owner says team is losing fans over Black Lives Matter support

The owner of the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League said his team has lost season ticket holders because of its support for Black Lives Matter, the Dallas Morning News reported.

The Stars did not play their scheduled Friday night playoff game against the Colorado Avalanche, instead moving it to Sunday in participation with the protests occurring across professional sports over the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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The Stars have lost customers over their support of Black Lives Matter and protests over racial inequality, president and CEO Brad Alberts said Friday afternoon.

“But we/I stand by our organization’s commitment and support our players 100% to express their views,” Alberts said.

When asked which customers the team has lost, Alberts said season-ticket holders, and that it was a mix of individual and company accounts. He did not disclose specific names. Alberts said no advertisers have pulled funding.

The NHL supported postponing games to protest the Blake shooting and issued a statement that also mentioned the police killings of Breonna Taylor in Louisville and George Floyd in Minneapolis.

“Black and Brown communities continue to face real, painful experiences,” a Thursday NHL statement said. “The NHL and NHLPA recognize that much work remains to be done before we can play an appropriate role in a discussion centered on diversity, inclusion and social justice. We understand that the tragedies involving Jacob Blake, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others require us to recognize this moment. We pledge to work to use our sport to influence positive change in society.”

The postponement of professional sports began last week when the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks surprised everyone by refusing to take the court at the last minute before a Wednesday playoff game against the Orlando Magic. Despite being blindsided by the protest, all the other NBA teams postponed their games as well.

The NHL was criticized for taking a little more time to join in with the stoppage of games, although the league didn’t play any games Thursday or Friday. Friday, one player refused to answer any questions about hockey, instead choosing to focus on social justice issues.

“I think today, for the most part, especially yesterday and today, we want to make sure we keep the attention and conversations around the issue,” Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn said. “I think that’s where our heads are at right now.”

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Black Lives Matter co-founder calls for Hollywood to go on strike over Jacob Blake shooting

On Wednesday, the entire Milwaukee Bucks team refused to participate in its NBA playoff game against the Orlando Magic as a form of protest to call for justice in the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Then, other sports leagues including the MLB, MLS, and WNBA, postponed some or all games on Wednesday as a way to take a stand against racial injustice. Following criticism, the NHL postponed its Stanley Cup playoff games on Thursday and Friday in an effort to show solidarity to the movement.

Now, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter is calling for Hollywood to show allegiance to their cause.

Patrisse Cullors, one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter organization, is calling for Hollywood to go on strike to protest the police shooting of Blake.

“I think it’s time for talent, writers, executives, the guild and SAG to show up for Black lives as well,” Cullors told the Hollywood Reporter. “Join this strike. Now is the time and our movement is really looking to unions to step in in a particular way and say ‘We’re going to hold back on allowing for the exploitation and the degradation of Black communities to continue under our watch.’ I think Hollywood can really show up in this moment.”

Cullors revealed that she and others in the Black Lives Matter movement have discussed possible protest ideas with Hollywood “talent.”

“People are tired of having to say the same thing over and over again, and not seeing the change that we deserve from either party, frankly,” Cullors said of Republicans and Democrats.

“I think the work that we’re up against right now is to ensure that we can get [President Donald] Trump out of office, but also ensure that we can get the Democratic Party to truly create policies that will make sure that Black people are protected from vigilantes and from police torture,” she stated.

In June, Cullors also said BLM’s goal “is to get Trump out” out of the White House.

“Well, I’m hands down – Trump not only needs to not be in office in November but he should resign now,” Cullors told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “Trump needs to be out of office. He is not fit for office. And so what we are going to push for is a move to get Trump out.”

“While we’re also going to continue to push and pressure Vice President Joe Biden around his policies and relationship to policing and criminalization,” Cullors said of the Democratic presidential nominee. “That’s going to be important. But our goal is to get Trump out.”

The Black Lives Matter organization was created by Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi in 2013 as a response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The group has a self-described mission of building “local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.”

Cullors was seen in a 2015 interview divulging that she and her fellow BLM creators are “trained Marxists.”

“Myself and Alicia in particular are trained organizers. We are trained Marxists,” Cullors said in the interview. “We are super-versed on, sort of, ideological theories.”

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NBA players decide to resume playoffs after a few days of protesting Jacob Blake shooting with boycott

The NBA will most likely resume its postseason this weekend after taking a couple of days off to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, ESPN reported.

“NBA playoff games for today will not be played as scheduled,” an NBA statement read. “We are hopeful to resume games either Friday or Saturday. There is a video conference call meeting scheduled later this afternoon between a group of NBA players and team governors representing the 13 teams in Orlando, along with representatives from the National Basketball Players Association and the league office and NBA Labor Relations Committee Chairman Michael Jordan, to discuss next steps.”

The protest began Wednesday when the Milwaukee Bucks decided not to take the court for game 5 of their playoff series against the Orlando Magic. The Magic were warming up on the court for the game, meanwhile the Bucks were on a Zoom call with Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, discussing what they could do about the unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The Magic also agreed not to play, leading to the other four teams scheduled for Wednesday night action to join the protest.

For a brief period of time Wednesday night, the NBA season seemed to be in jeopardy. Most teams wanted to resume, but two of the league’s highest profile teams—the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers—voted to end the season altogether.

The strike began somewhat spontaneously with the Bucks, because the Blake shooting occurred in their home state. Because it wasn’t an organized protest, there was no clear goal or change being sought. Some players were reportedly upset that the Bucks decided to disrupt the season without consulting anyone else.

The spontaneous protest led to cancellation of Thursday’s games as well, but a question remained: What purpose would not playing games serve?

“The question we asked our players: What do you hope to accomplish by not playing the games?” a team executive told ESPN. “The answers were very different. I think that’s something everyone is still formulating for themselves. What’s the endgame here, and does not playing accomplish it?”

After hours of deliberation, the players have decided to return to games, likely due to a combination of financial considerations for both owners and players, and a lack of agreement on how a boycott could serve to make a positive social change.

Violent and destructive riots have broken out each night in Kenosha, Wisconsin, since Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back Sunday by a police officer after resisting arrest during a domestic disturbance call.

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