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Colin Kaepernick says ‘the white supremacist institution of policing’ must ‘be abolished’

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick declared Wednesday that “the white supremacist institution of policing” must “be abolished,” after news broke that the three officers involved in the March raid that led to the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor would not be charged in her death.

What are the details?

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R) held a much-anticipated press conference Wednesday afternoon explaining that a Louisville grand jury decided two of the officers involved would not be charged and that the third would face three counts of wanton endangerment for firing at other residences during the incident.

According to the Associated Press, Cameron warned, “There will be celebrities, influencers and activists who having never lived in Kentucky will try to tell us how to feel, suggesting they understand the facts of this case, that they know our community and the Commonwealth better than we do, but they don’t.”

He added, “Let’s not give in to their attempts to influence our thinking or capture our emotions.”

Kaepernick tweeted after the announcement:

“The white supremacist institution of policing that stole Breonna Taylor’s life from us must be abolished for the safety and well being of our people.”

The former NFL player has become a household name after sparking controversy years ago when he began kneeling during the national anthem at NFL games in protest of police brutality.

Since the death of George Floyd in late May, protests have been ongoing across the U.S. in the name of racial equality, with some descending into riots involving violence, looting, arson. The protests have given rise to an anti-police movement, and some activists have invoked Kaepernick in their demonstrations.

Protesters have often called for justice in the death of Breonna Taylor, as well as several other black Americans who have died during altercations with law enforcement.

What’s the background?

The night Taylor died, police conducted a raid on a residence where she was with her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker. Walker opened fire on police, believing the situation was a break-in, and officers shot back, killing Taylor.

Initial reports claimed that law enforcement was executing a “no-knock” warrant, but Cameron said during his press conference that an independent witness had confirmed that officers did announce themselves before entering.

Louisville declared a state of emergency ahead of the grand jury announcement on Wednesday. During protests that night, two officers were shot and hospitalized with non-life-threatening wounds.

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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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LeBron James denies responsibility for violent attacks on police: ‘Not one time have I ever said let’s act violent toward cops’

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James denied that his criticisms of police treatment of minorities have contributed to or motivated violent attacks against police officers, USA Today reported.

James said he is just calling for accountability for police officers, but is not condoning or inciting violence against law enforcement officers.

“Not one time have I ever said let’s act violent toward cops,” James told reporters after a game Tuesday. “I just said what’s going on in our community is not okay. And we fear for that, and we fear for our lives. It’s something that we go through every single day as a black man, a black woman, and a black kid and a black girl, we fear that moment where we’re pulled over.”

James said he doesn’t believe all police should be demonized, but he’s seen and heard of numerous instances of racism by cops.

“I’ve never in my 35 years ever condoned violence,” James also said Tuesday. “I never have. But I also know what right is right and what wrong is wrong. I grew up in the inner city and the black community in what we call ‘the hood’ or ‘the ghetto,’ however you want to picture it. I’ve seen a lot of accounts first-hand of black people being racially profiled because of our color. I’ve seen it throughout my whole life. I’m not saying that all cops are bad. Throughout high school and things of that nature, and I’m around them all the time, and they’re not all bad.

“But when you see the videos of what’s going on, and you see them not only in my hometown, but all over America, you continue to see the acts of violence toward my kind, I can’t do nothing but speak about it and see the common denominator,” James said.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said James should match a $100,000 reward for the person who shot two sheriff’s deputies. The two deputies were shot by a person who walked up to their car and opened fire before fleeing, in what appeared to be a targeted ambush of the deputies.

The shooter fled, and police do not yet have a suspect in the shooting. The reward has since been increased to $675,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect. James dismissed Villanueva’s comments.

“I have zero response on the sheriff,” James said.

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Florida sheriff uses pictures to help confused press: ‘This is a peaceful protest. This is a riot.’

As TheBlaze has frequently documented, sometimes the media have difficulty distinguishing between peaceful protests and destructive riots. Well, one Florida sheriff decided to provide a visual aid for members of the press who can’t seem to tell the difference.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd on Monday held up photos contrasting a peaceful protest with a violent riot at a news conference announcing new anti-riot legislation.

“I can tell you folks so that there’s no misunderstanding today,” Sheriff Judd said as he held the photos. “This is a peaceful protest. This is a riot. We can tell the difference. The governor can tell the difference. Our law enforcement officers can tell the difference.”

“In the event you didn’t get that, let me show you something,” the sheriff continued, holding up two more photos. “This is peaceful protest. This is looting. If you loot, the next thing you can try to steal is something off of your food tray at the county jail because you’re going to jail, that’s a guarantee. And we’re going to enjoy taking you down there.”

Judd then held up two more photos for the “slow learners.”

“This is peaceful protest. This is violence. It’s not acceptable.”

“I truly believe in our God-given right and our constitutional right to speak openly and freely to address our government. That’s important. We listen every day. But I’ve also watched across this country when law enforcement officers who put their life on the line were told to stand down,” Judd continued.

Judd spoke at a news conference held by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announcing new anti-riot legislation that will be introduced in the state legislature this upcoming session. The “Combating Violence, Disorder, and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act” will make participation in a violent demonstration a felony and also will protect fleeing motorists from any liability for causing injury or death to mob members while they attempt to drive away for safety.

Additionally, the bill increases penalties for toppling monuments, criminalizes disorderly assemblies harassing civilians at restaurants, and targets funders and organizers of violent riots with state RICO charges.

“If you are involved in a violent or disorderly assembly and you harm somebody, if you throw a brick and hit a police officer, you’re going to jail, and there’s going to be a mandatory minimum jail sentence of at least six months for anyone who strikes a police officer, either with a weapon or projectile. And we’re also not going to simply let people back out on the street,” DeSantis said. “So if you are in custody for one of these offenses relating to a violent or disorderly assembly, you’re not getting bail before your first appearance.”

“If you are from another state and you come to participate in one of these violent or disorderly assemblies, you’re going to have extra penalties imposed on you as well,” DeSantis added.

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High school football team banned from honoring player’s late father, a police officer, with Thin Blue Line flag after accusation of racism

Football players at a Florida high school were banned from running onto the field before games carrying a pro-police Thin Blue Line flag after complaints that the flag was racist and fears from school administrators that it was viewed as a political statement, WJXT-TV reported.

Players at Fletcher High School in Neptune Beach carried the flag onto the field all last season to honor the memory of late Jacksonville Beach Police Department Cpl. Andy Lavender, who was the father of Fletcher High School junior offensive lineman Caelen Lavender. Cpl. Lavender died unexpectedly in August 2019.

Although the flag didn’t cause problems last year, the elevated anti-police sentiment that exists in 2020 caused the flag to draw more attention. Online commenters reportedly called the display racist, and complaints led school officials to ban the tribute.

“The flag, known as the Thin Blue Line flag, has different meaning for different people, and rather than representing the young man’s personal feelings, it was being interpreted as a political statement of the team and of the school,” Principal Dean Ledford said in a statement. “In consultation with the coaches, I determined that the act of using this flag in this personal way, while in the context of the football game opening ceremony, could easily be construed as representing a political position of our school and not just the personal feelings of the student and his teammates. Therefore, I have determined that it is no longer appropriate to continue. I am in conversation with the student and his teammates about ways they can appropriately express their personal views.”

Lorie Lavender, Caelen’s mother, told WJXT there was nothing political about the use of the flag.

“It was all about my son’s love for his dad and his memory,” Lavender said.

Steve Zona, president of the Jacksonville Fraternal Order of Police, criticized the ban.

“This is a prime example where it was as innocent as can be, there is no politics involved, no us versus them, simply to honor a great man and allow his kids on the football team to honor him, and they have taken those, hijacked it, and called it racism,” Zona told WJXT. And now the son and these kids are suffering because of it.”

Two high school students in Ohio were suspended from the team for carrying Thin Blue Line and Thin Red Line (for firefighters) flags onto the field before a Sept. 11 game to honor their fathers and other first responders. They had been told by the district not to bring the flags on the field.

(H/T: New York Post)

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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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(H/T: The Police Tribune)

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Ohio veteran walks state with ‘thin blue line’ flag to ‘back the blue’ and show people they don’t have to be afraid of COVID-19

An Ohio man wants to spread a message of support for the police and courage in the face of the pandemic by walking around his state carrying flags with him.

Conrad Allen, 52, of Putnam County carries a “thin blue line” flag, a flag supporting President Donald Trump, and a United States flag 15 to 20 miles each day around the perimeter of the state. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he wants people to know “we don’t have to be afraid of each other,” telling WKEF-TV he hopes his actions will inspire people to be less afraid.

“COVID is real, but so is being free,” Allen said.

Allen is the executive director of the Committee for a Better Ohio, a nonprofit grassroots organization that advocates for conservative policies to improve Ohio. His biography describes him as “an outspoken American patriot and Christian Conservative who lived a life of adventure as an international exploration geologist.” He is a veteran, having served on active duty as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

Why is he carrying his flags?

“Peace, I want to bring peace,” Allen told WLIO-TV last week at the start of his journey. “You know we are here, out here, in Putnam County and near Lima here, it’s pretty much Trump country. But I am going to go through the heart of Dayton, through the heart of Cincinnati, the heart of Cleveland. I want people there to know that conservatives love them, we truly do. Some of the bad guys will probably try and take my stuff and treat me mean, but I don’t care about that, I will just keep going.”

On his daily walks Allen says people will stop and bring him water and thank him for “backing the blue.”

A sheriff in Troy even bought Allen a Wendy’s sandwich for lunch to show his department’s support for what he’s doing.

Allen shared a video of meeting Sheriff Dave Duchak of Miami County and two other officers at the Miami County Courthouse in Troy on his Facebook page, where he posts photos and videos some of his walks around Ohio.

“It’s great what you’re doing,” Sheriff Duchak told Allen in the video. “We in law enforcement just appreciate the support. There’s so much support out there that’s not getting reported on.

“Law enforcement is not the enemy, and what you’re doing is huge,” the sheriff added.

Miami Valley Today reporter Michael Ullery caught up with Allen on Tuesday when he was passing through Troy, interviewing him about his mission. He said his message is to travel the state to support our law enforcement officers, support the president, and support the United States of America.

“I’m a walking talking flag pole,” Allen told WKEF. “It’s the goodness in these flags people are reacting to.”

Allen plans to continue walking around the circumference of his state, a nearly 1,000 mile journey he expects will take around 100 days to complete. While such a trek would be daunting to some, Allen is excited to keep walking.

“Fall in Ohio is absolutely beautiful,” he said. “Walking 7 to 10 hours a day is absolutely heaven.”

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Man shot by police in Utah after he allegedly pointed gun at officer during altercation

A man was shot by officers of the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake in the town of Holladay, Utah, on Thursday, after he allegedly pointed a gun at officers during an altercation that occurred after he was involved in a traffic accident.

What are the details?

At around 3:00 p.m., an officer was filling up the gas tank of their patrol vehicle when a crash occurred on the street next to the service station between a motorcycle and another vehicle.

Sheriff Rosie Rivera told KUTV-TV that the man driving the motorcycle fled, and the officer pursued him on foot. During a physical altercation that witnesses described as “aggressive,” the man allegedly “picked up a gun from the ground” and aimed it at the officer. The man was then shot by the officer.

Footage of the moments before the shooting began circulated online shortly after the incident. A KUTV reporter later shared the footage, confirming that the video was captured by a witness.

The clip shows a man being chased, engaging in a scuffle, and picking something up from the ground before raising his arms in what appears to be a shooter’s stance toward the other person.

The UPD identified the man as Eric Pectol, 49. He was transported to a hospital and believed to be in serious or critical condition. Officers were not seriously injured in the incident.

Now, separate investigations are ongoing over both the crash and the shooting. There were several witnesses to each incident..

Sheriff Rivera also confirmed to the outlet that the crash is “very near” where UPD Officer Doug Barney was fatally shot in 2016 by a fugitive parolee who was fleeing the scene of a traffic accident.

Anything else?

In another report from KUTV on Thursday, a confidential source disclosed that officers from the Salt Lake City Police Department — which does not cover UPD’s county jurisdiction — is facing an exodus of dozens of officers complaining that vandalism from protests following the death of George Floyd have gone unchecked.

During a May 30 protest, the city’s police station was vandalized, with nearly every window “within reach broken or covered in graffiti.”

“I used to be the biggest proponent for it, come to Salt Lake City, it’s the best department,” one officer said under condition of anonymity. “I’m [now] telling people to stay away from this profession altogether.”

Another officer added, “You could be involved with something that’s justified and you could still lose your job. If I’m going to be reprimanded for doing the right thing in a job that’s already dangerous — how can I go home and tell my family I’m taking care of them?”

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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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After vowing to abolish police, Minneapolis City Council demands to know ‘Where are the police?’ as violence plagues the city

After the tragic death of George Floyd rocked the nation, the Minneapolis City Council — which is composed of nearly all Democrats — took the lead in the anti-police movement, voting to defund the city’s police department. The council sought to replace traditional law enforcement with newer community-based, alternative forms of policing.

But as violent crime has plagued the city for months, the city council is now asking: “Where are the police?”

What’s the background?

As TheBlaze reported, the Minneapolis City Council passed a resolution in June to replace the city’s police department with an alternative “community safety” model.

The development came days after the council promised anti-police residents that they would completely dismantle the city’s policing system.

What is happening now?

During a two-hour meeting with Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo this week, the Democratic city council, in brazen fashion, demanded to know why city police are not responding to the violence with enhanced law enforcement measures.

From Minnesota Public Radio:

The number of reported violent crimes, like assaults, robberies and homicides are up compared to 2019, according to MPD crime data. More people have been killed in the city in the first nine months of 2020 than were slain in all of last year. Property crimes, like burglaries and auto thefts, are also up. Incidents of arson have increased 55 percent over the total at this point in 2019.

“Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police?'” Councilman Jamal Osman said, MPR reported. “That is the only public safety option they have at the moment. MPD. They rely on MPD. And they are saying they are nowhere to be seen.”

Council President Lisa Bender, one of the loudest anti-police voices just months ago, claimed police are being “defiant,” according to MPR.

“This is not new,” she claimed.

Meanwhile, Phillipe Cunningham chided his colleagues for looking to the police for solutions when they called for the department’s abolition just a few months ago.

“What I am sort of flabbergasted by right now is colleagues, who a very short time ago were calling for abolition, are now suggesting we should be putting more resources and funding into MPD,” Cunningham said.

How was the response?

Arradondo told the council that he actually has taken measures to combat the spike in crime.

Arradondo explained that more officers have been added to patrols, additional resources have been allocated for investigative duties, and he has reiterated the seriousness of the crime issue with top department brass.

However, the department is also hemorrhaging personnel, Arradondo explained. In fact, more than 100 officers have left the department this year alone, more than double the usual number. With fewer officers, law enforcement becomes much more difficult.

Anything else?

As TheBlaze reported, momentum driving the push to disband the Minneapolis police department has dissipated because, as the Minneapolis City Council has learned, highly emotional rhetoric does not translate into functional policy.

“I think when you take a statement and then move into policy work, it gets more complicated,” Bender told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

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LA County sheriff fires back at anti-police activists who said they hoped injured deputies died

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has a stern message for the anti-police activists who wished for the deaths of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who were ambushed while sitting in their patrol vehicle over the weekend.

What’s the background?

As TheBlaze reported, shortly after the deputies were ambushed Saturday night, alleged Black Lives Matter activists stormed the hospital where the deputies were taken for emergency surgery.

Witnesses said they saw the protesters attempt to block hospital entrances and exists. Meanwhile, numerous social media videos showed the anti-police activists telling law enforcement officers outside the hospital that they hoped the injured officers would die; others even threatened that they would kill every police officer “one by one.”

What did Villanueva say?

During an interview Tuesday on Fox News, Villanueva said those activists who shouted “we hope they die,” referring to the injured officers, are “almost worthy of ISIS.”

“It’s just a new low for hatred that I don’t think anyone in this nation has ever seen before, and it’s something almost worthy of ISIS,” Villanueva said.

“We just don’t expect it on our own shores,” he continued. “We have been here fighting to save people’s lives across the county — it doesn’t matter who you are. It is not something we are going to expect or tolerate.”

Later in the interview, Villanueva also challenged Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James, whom Villanueva has called on to match the reward money for Saturday’s crime.

On Monday, Villanueva said publicly:

This challenge is to LeBron James. I want you to match that and double that reward. I know you care about law enforcement. You expressed a very interesting statement about your perspective on race relations and on officer-involved shootings and the impact that it has on the African American community. And I appreciated that. But likewise, we need to appreciate that respect for life goes across professions, across races, creeds, and I’d like to see LeBron James step up to the plate and double that.

During his interview on Fox News, Villanueva said James has not yet responded to him — but said the NBA superstar needs “to take some ownership of exactly what he said in terms of propagating the idea that people are being hunted everywhere because of the color of their skin.”

James said in May, in response to uproar over the death of Ahmaud Arbery, that black people “literally hunted EVERYDAY/EVERYTIME we step foot outside the comfort of our homes!”

Villanueva said, “I think that is just flat out not the case.”

“I think we need to hold those accountable for breaking the law, be it law enforcement when we are crossing the line,” Villanueva added. “But then we have to acknowledge the bigger problem of violence overall and this ambush, cowardly ambush, of the two deputies just doing their own job, doing their business there in Compton, really illustrates that. That is the problem we need to address.”

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‘Vigilant’ and ‘gracious’ police officer acts when she notices a fallen American flag. She didn’t know, but it was caught on video.

A police officer in Peoria, Arizona, noticed a fallen American flag while on patrol in the wee hours of the morning last week, and she acted. She didn’t know it, but her patriotic action was caught on camera.

The Peoria Police Department’s Officer Montes, a military veteran, saw a wind-damaged American flag lying on the ground at 3:23 a.m. on the morning of Sept. 9, FOX 10 Phoenix reported. So she picked the flag up, rolled it around the attached pole, and left it on the doorstep for the owner to find later that day.

It was all caught on video by a Ring doorbell camera, and the video was shared by the Peoria Police Department’s Twitter account.

In a note shared with the police department, the flag’s owner thanked Officer Montes.

“I don’t know who she was, but a Peoria PD Officer on watch came to my house at 3:23am this morning. I have her on Ring video,” the note reads. “My American flag had apparently separated from it’s mount during the wind last night, she was vigilant and noticed, and she was gracious enough to roll it up and leave it by my garage door. If she’s reading this, thank you and much respect.”

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City of Louisville will announce ‘substantial’ financial settlement with the family of Breonna Taylor today

Multiple sources are reporting that the City of Louisville plans to announce on Tuesday what is being described as a “substantial” financial settlement in order to avoid further litigation with the family of Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed by Louisville police officers on March 13.

In addition to the financial aspects of the settlement, the city is also expected to agree to a series of police reforms requested by the family, including a policy that all warrants be approved by a police commander before they are submitted to a judge for approval.

Additionally, a Jefferson County grand jury is expected to weigh possible criminal charges against the officers involved in the shooting this week.

The lawsuit, which was filed on April 27, alleged that Louisville police officers were negligent in the execution of a warrant for Taylor’s apartment and that they used excessive force. An amended complaint subsequently claimed that Louisville police were attempting to clear out the block where Taylor lived in order to gentrify it, an accusation which the city has strongly denied.

Taylor’s case has served as a flashpoint for a series of protests that have roiled Louisville and fed the flames of anti-police protests nationwide. Although the warrant in question listed Taylor’s name and address, it was clear that police’s investigation was centered on a suspected drug dealer named Jamarcus Glover, who had already been arrested by police at a location 10 miles from Taylor’s residence before the ill-fated raid on Taylor’s apartment. It remains unclear why Taylor’s residence was listed on the warrant, and no drugs or money were found in her apartment as a result of the raid.

Police claim that they knocked and announced themselves before entering Taylor’s apartment, but Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, has claimed that he and Taylor had no idea who was at their door on the night of the raid and that they believed they were being victimized by attempted robbers. When the door crashed in, Walker fired a shot at what he believed were the intruders, striking one of the officers in the leg. Walker was initially charged with attempted murder of the police officer, but those charges were later dropped amid public outcry.

Two of the three officers involved in the raid returned fire, killing Taylor. One of the officers, Brett Hankinson, has been fired by the police department after an investigation determined that he repeatedly fired “blindly” into the apartment. The other two officers involved in the raid have been reassigned to administrative duty while the case is being investigated.

Taylor’s case has rocked the city of Louisville and its police department and led in part to the dismissal of police chief Steve Conrad. Protesters have demanded that the other two police officers in the raid be fired and charged with murder and have also sought other reforms to the Louisville Police Department.

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NC community mourns loss of police officer Ryan Hendrix, Marine veteran and father of two, shot and killed on duty

A North Carolina community is mourning the loss of Henderson County police officer Ryan Hendrix, who was shot and killed in the line of duty. Hendrix, 35, was a Marine veteran and father of two children, ages six and nine.

Henderson County Deputy Ryan Hendrix was responding to a car burglary at around 2:50 a.m. on Thursday after a homeowner called 911. The suspect, Robert Ray Doss Jr., appeared to be cooperating with police officers at first.

The suspect “initially appeared to comply with lawful orders to show the deputies his hands…but in one rapid movement, he retrieved the gun, firing one round, striking [Hendrix] in the face and critically wounding him,” Sheriff Lowell Griffin said during a Thursday press conference.

Two other deputies returned fire and killed Doss, a “career criminal with arrests in Georgia, South Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia,” according to Fox News. Doss had a lengthy rap sheet, including crimes for drugs, multiple arsons, and felony thefts, Griffin said.

Hendrix was taken to the hospital, but later died from his injuries.

“It is with a very heavy heart the family of Henderson County Deputy Ryan Hendrix and Sheriff Lowell Griffin announce Ryan’s passing,” the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday. “Early this morning while the world slept, Ryan responded to assist a family needing help when they became innocent victims of a violent encounter.”

“Even in passing Ryan continues to exemplify a servant’s heart,” the post read. “You see, Ryan was also an organ donor. He will continue to help strangers for a lifetime, even after making the ultimate sacrifice.”

The Hendrix family released a statement that said, “Ryan was doing the job he was born to do and he died doing the job he loved.”

Besides leaving behind his two young children, he leaves behind his fiancée, who he was set to marry in October.

Hendrix had been with the sheriff’s department for eight years, and before that, he was a Marine.

Sheriff Griffin said Hendrix was “an exemplary officer who was also a member of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team, serves as a field training officer, and assists in many other capacities.”

North Carolina Governor Cooper (D) wrote, “Kristin and I are praying for Ryan Hendrix, who was shot and killed this morning while trying to keep his community safe. Our thoughts are with his loved ones, the Henderson County Sheriff’s Dept. and the entire community.”

“God bless the family of Marine veteran and Henderson County Deputy Ryan Hendrix, who was shot and killed in the line of duty,” Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) wrote on Twitter. “Susan and I are praying for him, his family, and his fellow Henderson County deputies.”

The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office teamed up with the North Carolina Police Benevolent Foundation to create a fundraising page for Hendrix’s family; 100% of the proceeds will go to his family.

Zechariah Cartledge is the boy who is the face of Running 4 Heroes, an organization that raises awareness and funds for first responders who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. On Sept. 11, Cartledge went to North Carolina to show support for Hendrix as well as the first responders who lost their lives in the 9/11 terror attacks.

Cartledge ran with Henderson County law enforcement members as they were trailed by police vehicles with their lights flashing and sirens blaring as a tribute to Hendrix.

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Top Oregon Democrat’s legislative director arrested at Portland riot for interfering with police officer

The legislative director for the Democratic speaker of Oregon’s House of Representatives was arrested at a riot in Portland, Oregon, last weekend for interfering with a police officer, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

What are the details?

Kristina Narayan, 29, was arrested along with 58 others during a riot that began Saturday night and continued into Sunday morning, the paper said, citing a Portland Police Bureau report.

Narayan has worked for House Speaker Tina Kotek since 2016, the Free Beacon said. Kotek represents northeast Portland, Townhall reported.

Narayan was booked just after 2 a.m. Sunday for the misdemeanor; she was released the same day without bail. The Free Beacon said Kotek’s office didn’t respond to a request for comment.

What happened at the riot?

Portland police said “multiple fire bombs, mortars, rocks, and other items were thrown at law enforcement” during the riot.

“Many in the crowd were carrying large shields … and dressed in protective gear including helmets, gas masks, body armor, and all black clothing,” police added. “It was clear that the intent of the crowd was not peaceful protest. Therefore officers were positioned in such a way that prevented the march from reaching East Precinct.”

Police said individuals in the crowd “began throwing multiple fire bombs at officers” just after 9 p.m.

TheBlaze reported that one of the Molotov cocktails caused a rioter to catch on fire:


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This criminal activity presented an extreme danger to life safety for all community members, and prompted a declaration of a riot. The crowd was advised over loudspeaker that it was a riot and they were to leave the area to the east immediately. They were warned that failure to adhere to this order may subject them to arrest, citation, or crowd control agents, including, but not limited to, tear gas and/or impact weapons. Individuals within the crowd began throwing illegal fireworks/mortars at officers. Others were seen throwing rocks. At least one had a “wrist-rocket” type of slingshot launching unknown objects. In order to defend themselves from these assaults, officers used crowd control munitions, including tear gas. Officers made numerous targeted arrests.

For the next four hours, the crowd appeared to meander through the Mill Park community, attempting to get to get around the police blockade and reach East Precinct. Officers moved ahead of the rioters to prevent them access. Rioters lit fires in the streets, including dumpsters, garbage cans, and wooden pallets. Officers moved in to push the crowd back in order to extinguish the fires.

What do we know about Kotek, the Oregon House speaker?

In July, Kotek criticized Portland police for the “unacceptable” practice of using tear gas to disperse rioters.

“It was an unnecessary escalation by the [Portland Police Bureau] against people exercising their freedom of assembly and freedom of speech,” Kotek said in a letter to Democratic Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, the Associated Press said. “It showed an utter inability to exercise restraint. Smart policing is when an officer can differentiate a minor provocation from a serious threat. Nothing about this was smart.”

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VIDEO: NYC firefighters chase down thug who sucker-punched 60-year-old woman in front of their station

A Brooklyn bicyclist apparently thought it would be fun to sucker-punch and knock down a 60-year-old woman he was passing on a sidewalk late last month.


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It’s possible he could’ve pedaled away with no immediate consequences — except the thug had the bright idea of doing the deed right in front of the Engine 214/Ladder 111 fire station.


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And the firefighters apparently saw the whole thing, got plenty mad, and ran after him.


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Video shows the firefighters caught up to the bicyclist around a corner and took him down to the sidewalk.


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The firefighters stayed with the suspect until police arrived and took him away in handcuffs as a crowd watched, WCBS-TV reported.


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Who is the suspect?

The NYPD identified the suspect as 53-year-old Daniel Biggs, the station said, adding that police said he has 18 prior arrests, from robbery to assault, and that the most recent was Aug. 2 after he allegedly slashed a 26-year-old man’s face.

What’s more, during the Aug. 26 incident, while he was being restrained Biggs punched a 29-year-old firefighter in the eye causing bruising and swelling, police told WCBS.

Biggs, of Brooklyn, was charged with assault, menacing, harassment, and attempted assault, the New York Post said. He was arraigned the following day, ordered held on $20,000, but was released without bail after a return court appearance four days later, the paper said, citing court records.

The suspect appears to be a recognizable face in the community, the station said. “He comes, buys his stuff and leaves. That’s it. I was like why he did it?” Twin Alzokari of nearby J&A Deli and Grocery told WCBS.

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Anything else?

Police said the victim suffered a cut on the mouth but refused medical attention at the scene, the station reported, adding that the suspect and victim were strangers and that the motive for the attack is unclear.

“It’s bad. You can’t hit a woman,” Alzokari added to WCBS. “She’s very nice, the whole family. I grew up with them.”

And he told the station the firefighters are an asset to the neighborhood.

“You feel safe. They’re always helping the community, and that’s a very, very good job what they did,” he said.


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ACE Hardware worker says? ‘I smell bacon’ while cop is in store and refuses to apologize, police association says

The Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association tweeted that an officer was inside an Ace Hardware store in the city’s Allston neighborhood Tuesday when an employee said, “I smell bacon” — a synonym for the derogatory term “pig” used against police.

The BPPA said that when the officer asked for an apology, he was told there would be none. With that, the purchased items were returned, the association said, and the store “lost” a customer. The BPPA characterized the incident as a “bad experience” for the officer.

But several hours after the BPPA’s initial tweet, the association posted a follow-up message saying Ace Hardware representatives reached out and spoke to the officer in question and that “during the conversation, an apology was offered and graciously accepted by the officer with both parties agreeing that mutual respect benefits us all.”

There was no indication that the employee in question offered an apology or was disciplined in any manner. Anti-police sentiment has been spiking of late, particularly in urban areas — and especially on the heels of incidents involving black men such as the death of George Floyd and the shooting of Jacob Blake.

How did folks react?

The reaction on Twitter to the incident was mixed. Some users were upset that employee showed such disrespect toward a police officer:

  • “Disgraceful, disgusting, and un-American,” one user noted.
  • “Damn….Ace Hardware just f’d up,” another user said. “I’m a Democrat, yes, but I believe all lives matter and don’t wish harm to anyone. I also believe not all cops are bad. I work for Lowes in upstate NY, and we would NEVER disrespect any first responders like that! I repeat…..NEVER.”
  • “Omg @AceHardware better fire that rude employee,” another commenter noted. “Fast.”
  • “I say this as a Dem … as a Lib … as someone appalled by police brutality … HOWEVER, I also think that as an employee, working anywhere, my job is to serve the customer and treat him/her with courtesy,” another user said. “To initiate rudeness on the side of the employee is not good policy.”
  • “And a pos employee should be fired,” another said.

But quite a few others were decidedly unsympathetic to the officer:

  • “A cop is butt hurt, the world knows they’re a wuss & easily offended by WORDS. Wow! This little piggy cried all the way home,” one commenter offered. “If the cop is that sensitive, they need a new job w/o access to a gun.”
  • “If you need help crying about it, may i suggest deploying a canister of tear gas inside your patrol car,” another quipped.
  • “If someone can’t handle ‘I smell bacon’ they have no business controlling a firearm,” another person said. “This is why y’all murder black people who are running away or asleep in their beds — you have no control over your emotions and are a bunch of babies with guns on an ego trip.”
  • “Phew. For a second there, I thought you were going to say an ACE Hardware employee shot your officer in the back 7 times in the cutlery department,” another user said.

Ace Hardware on Thursday morning didn’t immediately respond to TheBlaze’s request for comment regarding if any disciplinary action was taken against the employee in question.

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Detroit police chief blasts left-wing lawmakers for demanding probe on cops’ ‘excessive force’ while ignoring violence against officers

Who’s afraid of left-wing U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Detroit? Not the city’s police chief, James Craig, that’s for sure.

Last year, Craig cautioned Tlaib to mind her tongue after she called the police department’s facial-recognition system “bulls**t.”

A few months later, Tlaib told the chief that only black analysts should monitor the facial recognition system. But James — who is black — fired back at Tlaib and called her demand “disturbing” and “delusional.”

What’s up now?

Tlaib is now among a handful of lawmakers calling for a probe into what they characterize as officers’ use of “excessive force” on protesters, legal observers, and journalists during civil unrest this summer, the Detroit Free Press reported.

In a letter the lawmakers said protesters have the right to demonstrate without fear of violence, incarceration, or intimidation from law enforcement, the paper said, adding that they said an investigation is needed.

“The lack of accountability and urgency to investigate claims of excessive force and constitutional violations, coupled with a dismissive attitude of the movement for racial justice, has eroded public trust and community relationships,” the lawmakers stated, according to the Free Press. “Internal investigations by the Detroit Police Department cannot fix this.”

But Craig wasn’t having any of it.

“It’s unfortunate that these representatives have chosen to repeat a number of false claims in their letter without verifying the facts,” he shot back in a statement, the paper said. The chief noted that a civilian oversight body reviews complaints against officers in addition to the department’s internal affairs unit and the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, the Free Press said.

“What really disturbs me is that when the protesters assaulted Detroit Police Officers with rocks, railroad spikes, and fireworks, never once did these representatives ask for an independent investigation into their violent criminal activity,” James added in his statement, the paper said.

Anything else?

The dust-up comes on the heels of a federal judge ordering a temporary ban on Detroit officers using anti-protest gear — such as shields, batons, tear gas, rubber bullets, and more — against peaceful protesters. James seemed unimpressed with the ruling, saying his officers have been respecting the rights of peaceful protesters and have only moved on non-peaceful individuals.

Of course, the likes of Tlaib and other left-wing officials probably aren’t thrilled that James has spoken out against lawless behavior and his officers’ response to it with the likes of Fox News’ Tucker Carlson:


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Salt Lake City police shoot autistic boy, 13, who ran from officers responding to ‘mental episode’

A 13-year-old boy with autism was shot Friday night by police in Salt Lake City as he fled from officers who were responding to a call from the youth’s mother that he was having a “mental episode.”

The boy, Linden Cameron, was shot multiple times, according to The Daily Mail, and he remains hospitalized in serious condition with injuries to his shoulder, ankles, intestines and bladder.

An investigation into the officer-involved shooting is ongoing.

What are the details?

Linden’s mother, Golda Barton, says she called 911 asking for a crisis intervention team to take her son to the hospital because he was having a mental breakdown. Linden has Asperger’s syndrome and experiences separation anxiety, and the day of the incident was the first day in nearly a year that Barton had returned to work.

KUTV-TV reported Barton’s account of what happened once officers arrived:

She said she was to stay while the two officers went through the front door of the home in the area of 500 S. Navajo Street in the Glendale neighborhood. She said in less than five minutes, she heard “get down on the ground” and several gunshots were heard.

She thought her son was dead and the officers didn’t immediately say if he was or was not dead. They handcuffed him, according to Barton. Additionally, she said she heard from someone that the other officer could be seen grabbing his own head in disbelief for what had happened. He said out loud, according to what the mother was told, “He’s just a child, what are you doing?”

Barton told the outlet, “I said, he’s unarmed, he doesn’t have anything, he just gets mad and he starts yelling and screaming. He’s a kid he’s trying to get attention, he doesn’t know how to regulate.”

“He’s a small child,” she added. “Why didn’t you just tackle him? He’s a baby. He has mental issues.”

Sgt. Keith Horrocks of the Salt Lake City Police Department said that officers were responding to a call reporting a “violent psych issue” that involved a juvenile “having a mental episode” and “making threats to some folks with a weapon.”

The Washington Post reported that “Barton says [Linden] was unarmed, and police said they didn’t find a weapon at the scene.”

What did the mayor say?

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall issued a statement saying:

While the full details of this incident are yet to be released as an investigation takes place, I will say that I am thankful this young boy is alive and no one else was injured. No matter the circumstances, what happened on Friday night is a tragedy and I expect this investigation to be handled swiftly and transparently for the sake of everyone involved.


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Assistant principal who went on ‘f*** the police’ tirade placed on leave: ‘They can f*** right off, America!’

The New York assistant principal who went on a “f*** the police” tirade at a Black Lives Matter protest in Rochester has been placed on leave.

“Mr. Steven Lysenko is a tenured administrator with due process rights. He has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation,” the Spencerport Central School District’s website noted. “We appreciate the outpouring of emails, posts and comments regarding this matter, and we hope you understand that given this is a pending investigation we are unable to respond. Thank you for your patience.”

What’s the background?

Lysenko of Spencerport High School in suburban Rochester expressed anger during a Facebook Live video Saturday describing an encounter with cops 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. They can f*** right off, America!” Lysenko said.

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

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

The video went viral and reportedly outraged some families, according to WROC-TV.

The school district initially issued a statement denouncing Lysenko’s behavior but stopping short of revealing what discipline would be handed down:

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.

How are folks reacting?

A Change.org petition demanding the district spare Lysenko has garnered over 7,200 of the 7,500 signature goal as of Tuesday afternoon. Another Change.org petition wants Lysenko fired and has attracted nearly 6,000 of the 7,500 signature goal as of Tuesday afternoon.

One person tweeted that Lysenko “is legitimately the one of very few employees in the SCSD that works to better our district for [people of color] students and families” while another countered that “such crass language and hatred — on a public platform — for [Rochester police] is a disgrace. This does not reflect what Spencerport is truly about.”

Lysenko has worked at the district since 2011, and on Sunday he declined to comment to the Democrat & Chronicle.

Anything else?

Protests have raged in Rochester of late, some of which have turned hostile, including protesters tormenting diners. On Saturday night, three Rochester police officers were hospitalized after rioters threw bottles and rocks — as well as shot fireworks — at them.

The unrest stems 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.

On Tuesday, the city’s entire police command staff — including Chief La’Ron Singletary — stepped down over the issue. Singletary said he’s resigning because his character was being maligned.

“As a man of integrity, I will not sit idly by while outside entities attempt to destroy my character. The events over the past week are an attempt to destroy my character and integrity,” he said.

(H/T: The Police Tribune)

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Seattle cops find machete, mortar, hatchet, spike strips, shields in tent at public park during protest-related cleanup

Seattle police officers found various weapons as well as homemade spike strips and dozens of makeshift shields in a tent at a public park Tuesday morning, police
said.

What are the details?

Police said they were providing security during a Seattle Parks Department cleanup at Cal Anderson Park where workers were set to repair a damaged field house and pick up trash that had been piling up since the park’s closure June 30.

The damage and subsequent repairs were related to ongoing protests, the Seattle Times said.


A camper packs up belongings while preparing to leave Cal Anderson Park in the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone on June 30, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. City crews removed barriers at one entrance to the CHOP and placed park closure notices throughout Cal Anderson Park.Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images

But when workers with the parks department were cleaning out a tent in the area, police said they found what they believed were weapons.

So officers obtained a warrant to search the tent and recovered a machete, hatchet, homemade spike strips, an unexploded mortar, and multiple makeshift shields, police said.


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Officers removed the items from the tent and placed them into evidence, police said, adding that no arrests have been made although an investigation is ongoing.

Protest hub

The park has been a hub for some protesters, the Times noted, adding that in recent weeks a camp grew in the park where protesters gathered for marches, handed out goggles and helmets, and occupied a previously locked and boarded-up city rental facility to distribute food to people living in the park.

Not the kindest of welcomes

A video was posted to YouTube showing officers gathered at the park while several people — presumably protesters — went verbally ballistic on the cops for their presence amid the park cleanup.

“Are you a white supremacist?” one man yells at the officers.

“That’s a registered f***ing hate symbol recognized by the Southern Poverty Law Center!” a woman screams at one cop. “You’re a f***ing white supremacist, you piece of s**t! I hope you die tonight, b***h!”

The woman can be heard calling another officer a “f***ing coon” and declares, “I’m taking your job, b***h!”

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Pregnant woman arrested in front of kids for ‘incitement’ over Facebook post promoting COVID-19 lockdown protest in Australia

A pregnant woman was arrested in front of her children for “incitement” over her Facebook post about a planned protest of the COVID-19 lockdown in the Australian state of Victoria, 7News reported.

What are the details?

Video shows police entering her home in Miners Rest, which is northwest of Melbourne, on Wednesday afternoon, telling her she’s under arrest, and placing handcuffs on her, the station said.

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Groups of anti-lockdown protesters have marked this coming Saturday for a series of planned protests across the country, 7News said. But the station added that others also have been arrested for incitement, including a 76-year-old man.

Regional Victoria is under stay-at-home orders, ABC Ballarat reported, and gatherings are banned.

The woman says on the video that she wasn’t aware she was breaking the law by advocating for the protest on social media.

“I wasn’t breaking any laws by doing that,” she’s heard saying to an officer.

“You are, actually, you are breaking the law,” the officer replies. “That’s why I’m arresting you.”

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In the clip, the woman offers to take down her post.

“I’m happy to delete the post,” she said. “This is ridiculous. … My two kids are watching. I have an ultrasound in an hour. I’m happy to delete the post.”

But the police officers nevertheless executed a warrant and seized computers and mobile phones, including the one that recorded the incident, 7News said.

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The handcuffed woman is in tears by the end of the clip.

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What did police have to say later?

A Victoria Police spokeswoman told the station that a woman had been arrested and charged.

“Victoria Police is aware of a prohibited gathering which is planned for Ballarat on Saturday,” the spokeswoman said. “Any gathering of this nature is in blatant breach of the Chief Health Officer’s directions and puts Victorian lives at risk. Police executed a search warrant at a Miners Rest address this afternoon and a mobile device was seized. As a result, a 28-year old female has been charged with the offense of incitement and has been bailed to appear at the Ballarat Magistrates Court on 25 January 2021.”

The spokeswoman added the following warning, according to 7News: “Those still thinking of attending the protest in Ballarat on Saturday can expect a swift and firm response from police.”


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Antifa ‘commander’ cried in ‘fetal position’ after being caught with flamethrower, smoke grenades on way to protest

A Wisconsin man was caught with a flamethrower, smoke grenades, and fireworks while headed toward a protest in Green Bay over the weekend, WBAY-TV reported.

Matthew Banta, 23, is charged with obstructing an officer and two counts of felony bail jumping, the station reported. He’s also “known to be a violent Antifa member who incites violence in otherwise relatively peaceful protests,” WBAY said, citing a criminal complaint.

Believe it or not, Banta also is known as “Commander Red,” police told the station.

What are the details?

Green Bay police told WBAY they were called for “a whole bunch of white people with sticks, baseball bats and helmets headed… towards the police” on Walnut Street near Webster Avenue on Saturday night.

“I don’t know who comes to a protest with a baseball bat for anything other than criminal or illegal activity,” Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith noted to the station.

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A responding officer says he saw four individuals walking towards a protest with baseball bats. One man was wearing a metal helmet with goggles and military-style gear with multiple pouches, and was carrying an Antifa flag. When the officer pulled his squad car in front of the group, they ran away. The officer caught Banta, who was carrying the flag, and says Banta “dropped into the fetal position and began crying.” He accused the officer of lying on him; the officer replied nobody was on him.

Banta admitted he was headed to the Green Bay protest but denied he was planning to incite a riot, the station said, adding that a Brown County Court Commissioner set a $2,500 cash bond during his initial appearance Monday.

“It’s worrisome when people associated with Antifa come here to Green Bay from out of town for the purpose of protesting here or for the purposes of committing violent acts,” Smith also told WBAY.

Persistence doesn’t always pay

You might recall our hero from a report in TheBlaze last month. See, a police officer said Banta pointed a loaded rifle at him — and bit and kicked him — during a Waupaca protest Aug. 1.

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Banta, according to WBAY’s story on last month’s incident, was charged with:

  • second-degree recklessly endangering, use of a dangerous weapon (point a loaded firearm at an officer)
  • battery to a law enforcement officer, use of a dangerous weapon (biting an officer)
  • battery to a law enforcement officer (kicking an officer)
  • resisting an officer, use of a dangerous weapon
  • disorderly conduct, use of a dangerous weapon

A criminal complaint also said a bullet was in the rifle’s chamber, WBAY noted, adding that police found 117 rounds of ammunition on Banta, as well as an 8-inch straight blade knife in a sheath on his belt.

While Banta posted $10,000 cash bond after last month’s incident, a condition of his bond was not being in possession of a dangerous weapon, the station said, citing the Brown County district attorney’s office.

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Portland cop chases Antifa rioter and tackles him to street. But when leftist pulls off cop’s helmet, all bets are off.

Antifa rioted in Portland yet again Monday night.

Rioters set a fire on the ground floor of the high-rise condominium where far-left Mayor Ted Wheeler lives, the Oregonian said, and — given it was the mayor’s birthday — wore party hats and sang “happy tear gas to you” before the festivities began.

Here’s a peek at how they helped him celebrate:

But on this 96th consecutive night of mayhem in the city, police weren’t playing.

After a riot was declared, officers got to work:

Journalist Sergio Olmos noted that police soon enacted a second bull rush on rioters. And in the sequence Olmos caught on video below, one officer runs ahead of the pack, grabs an Antifa militant, and tackles him to the street.

But the black-clad leftist — flat on his back while the cop is on top of him — apparently still has a little bit of resistance in him and pulls the officer’s helmet from his head.

The officer proceeds to repeatedly punch the militant:

All in all, the Oregonian said police arrested 19 people in connection with Monday night’s rioting.

Eight arrestees were charged with disorderly conduct and interfering with a peace officer, the paper said, adding that two were accused of carrying concealed weapons — with one of them also accused of attempted assault on a public safety officer. It isn’t clear what charges, if any, the Antifa rioter who pulled off the officer’s helmet faces.

More from the Oregonian:

Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt has said his office won’t pursue demonstrators accused of interfering with police and disorderly conduct, among other charges, if the allegations don’t involve “deliberate” property damage, theft or force against another person, or threats of force.

The office also won’t prosecute people on a riot accusation alone. Prosecutors will proceed with a riot case only if it includes an accompanying allegation of specific property damage or use of force, Schmidt said last month.

How did folks react to the cop’s punches?

Journalist Andy Ngo posted Olmos’ clip of the officer punching the Antifa rioter on his Twitter page, and reactions were mixed. In fact, it appeared that most commenters weren’t happy that a police officer used such force — but still a number of others said it’s been a long time coming based on three months of lawlessness and violence against police:

  • “This is my favorite clip of the night,” one commenter wrote.
  • “I think the cop should receive the same punishment as most of these rioters: release without bail and no follow-up on the charges,” another commenter quipped.
  • “The feel good image of the summer,” another commenter said.
  • “Dude knocked the cops helmet off trying to resist, got his melon knocked a few times,” another user noted. “These people have been assaulting cops for more than 3 months. DA Mike Schmidt is responsible for this. Stop the catch and release, hold these people accountable.”
  • “Next we will see footage of this clown calling them pussies and doing something…up to the point of slammed…then he cries ‘ugh I’m not fighting you’ LOL…funny how the ‘bold’ become the spineless…” another commenter said.
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