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Crowder obliterates Lincoln Project video that compares ANTIFA to WWII soldiers

In this clip, Steven Crowder discussed a video — produced by The Lincoln Project — created to mark the memory of D-Day when brave Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, during World War II. But, things turned comical when the video compared those brave men to Antifa.

“Are they talking about the same Antifa?” Crowder asked sarcastically.

Crowder broke down all the ways that the Antifa we see today is nothing like the heroes that fought in WWII. Crowder and his crew reminded viewers of the fascism imposed on the American public in current times. “Silencing political opinions is what fascists do,” the guys agreed.

Crowder produced a video of his own to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the day Antifa “stormed the City of Seattle and changed the name to CHAZ.”

Watch the video below. Can’t watch? Download the podcast here.

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‘We’re gonna blow your motherf***in’ head off’: Black Lives Matter protester on bullhorn threatens police

Video recorded in Kansas City on Tuesday — the anniversary of George Floyd’s death while he was in the custody of Minneapolis police — reportedly shows a Black Lives Matter protestor standing in the middle of a blocked-off intersection and directly threatening the lives of police.

“Cause we’re tired of being shot and killed because we’re gonna get pulled over for air fresheners…” the woman declared through a bullhorn in reference to one of the reasons why Daunte Wright was pulled over before he was fatally shot by Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, police while resisting arrest.

The protester continued her rant: “I’m waiting for one of those mother f***ers to pull me over. Cause baby, where I’m from we don’t give two f***s about the police.”

And then the woman — who apparently hails from Chicago — lowered her biggest boom: “Let them kill one of ours. Guess what we doing? We kill one of theirs in Chicago baby. We gonna knock on your door; we gonna blow your motherf***in’ head off.”

Here’s the clip. Content warning: Language:

How did folks react?

As you might expect, a number of those who viewed the video were less than impressed by the woman’s declarations — particularly her threat to relieve police officers of their heads via gunfire:

  • “I got a grand that says she doesn’t have a job,” one commenter quipped.
  • “I see a person that can now be charged with terrorist threats at minimum,” another user said.
  • “Direct threat on police officers lives!” another commenter exclaimed. “How is she not being arrested? America needs to take out the trash! This should be deemed unacceptable by those of any political affiliation.”
  • “How is this not an attempt to incite violence,” another user wondered. “What has this person been taught, or what has happened to her to make her think this is the way?”
  • “Why aren’t these people being canceled/employers called? Why are the Republicans so docile while the left literally screams racism and hatred,” another commenter asked. “Republicans are just as pathetic as Democrats for allowing this.”

Anything else?

John Curtis, the original poster of the above clip, also noted on Twitter that it appeared that police had ordered demonstrators out of the streets — and that the “hard ass” who made the statement about shooting police was seen speaking to officers.

Curtis also posted another video showing a pickup truck driver blaring the vehicle’s horn at protesters blocking an intersection — which resulted in a handful of protesters confronting the driver while holding signs. He noted that the driver and other motorists simply turned their vehicles around.

Content warning: Language:

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Athletes who take a knee or raise a fist in protest at Tokyo Olympics will face punishment: IOC

The International Olympic Committee announced Wednesday that its ban on athletes demonstrating in official venues will remain in place for this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, and reiterated that kneeling or raising a fist in protest will be grounds for punishment.

What are the details?

The IOC’s “Rule 50” states that “No kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted in any Olympic sites, venues or other areas.” But the committee agreed to revisit the rule amid pressure after American athletes made it a commonplace occurrence to protest their own national anthem as a way to call for racial justice in the U.S.

In a report detailing the reasoning behind its decision to keep the rule, the IOC explained that over the past year it conducted a survey of more than 3,500 international athletes across the globe and found that “a clear majority of athletes believe that it is not appropriate for athletes to demonstrate or express their views” at the podium (67%), field of play (70%), or during the opening ceremony (70%).

IOC’s Athletes’ Commission chief Kirsty Coventry led an online presentation of the Rule 50 results, Reuters reported. The former Olympic swimming champion for Zimbabwe told the audience, “I would not want something to distract from my competition and take away from that. That is how I still feel today.”

When asked if athletes would be punished for violations of Rule 50 such as raising a fist or taking a knee at the podium at the Tokyo Olympics, Coventry replied, “Yes, that is correct.”

She added, “That is also because of the majority of athletes we spoke to — that is what they are requesting for.”

The committee added in its report:

“Although the restriction imposed by Rule 50 may appear too sweeping, especially if compared to some sports organizations which allow expression in support of social (as opposed to political) causes, there are significant difficulties that an organization as diverse and universal as the IOC would face in distinguishing between admissible and inadmissible causes. For this reason, a blanket of neutrality is deemed an appropriate and proportionate solution, including from a human rights perspective, given the risk of politicizing the IOC and alienating countries or athletes.”

The Tokyo Olympics begin July 23, 2021 and run through Aug. 8.

Anything else?

The IOC’s decision comes less than a month after the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee announced that it will allow athletes to raise their fists or kneel during the national anthem at Olympic trials without sanctions.

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‘Pathetic’ leftist records himself flipping off row of cops, yelling at them one by one, ‘F*** you! Quit your f***in’ job!’ But Twitter puts him in his place.

With police across America for several years now forced to take all manner of abuse — and citizenry getting bolder and bolder — we’re witnessing scenes we couldn’t have imagined even a decade ago.

Like the viral video showing brave souls dumping buckets of water on New York City police officers — and cops having little choice but to simply walk away as they’re doused over and over:


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As ridiculous as that scene was nearly two years ago, anti-cop sentiments have seemed to enter new realms, particularly in the wake of rioting after every police-involved encounter since George Floyd’s death last May.

Now what?

Take the innovator who got the bright idea to record himself on video walking along a row of Portland police officers, flipping off each one of them as he bellowed, “F*** you! Quit your f***in’ job!”

Seriously, here’s the proof. (Content warning: Profanity; middle fingers continually leaving the band and going solo):

Attempting to count the number of times the guy repeats his enraged mantra is a bit of a challenge. The giggles he caused didn’t help, especially when he seems to get tripped up and falling behind on the beat.

But he appears to make his acquaintance to a total of 22 officers — and he issued double helpings of his shout out to two of them, presumably to make sure he wasn’t forgetting anyone.

How did folks react?

Oh, our friends on Twitter had fun with this fellow, beginning with conservative radio host Jason Rantz, who offered the clip to his followers and concluded, “What it must be like to be this loser… I don’t wish it on anyone.”

Others couldn’t have agreed more:

  • “Unemployed, never been employed, never will be employed, and tired of living in mommy’s basement,” one commenter said. “Sounds like a potential mass shooter.”
  • “Pathetic,” another user noted.
  • “Yeah, the police look REALLY intimidated…” another commenter observed.
  • “I guarantee you he would use that same finger to dial 911 in a hurry if someone was threatening him,” another commenter offered. “And guess what…those same officers he’s disrespecting would show up. There’s real bravery (police), and then there’s false bravado (finger waver).”
  • “Hilarious,” another user reacted. “Those cops are trying their hardest not to laugh at him.”
  • “So brave. So stunning. While knowing full well the officers won’t even acknowledge his existence lol,” another commenter said.
  • “Going out on a limb that this guy doesn’t have a f***ing job. Let alone know how to keep one,” another commenter guessed. “Degenerate.”

Anything else?

It appears the officers and protesters were gathered in the vicinity of Lents Park where there was an officer-involved fatal shooting last week. Police said they got a 911 call around 9:30 a.m. Friday about a man with a gun in the park, KATU-TV reported. Officers used less lethal and lethal force, the station said, adding that he was provided medical aid but was pronounced dead at the scene.

Interestingly, the Oregonian deleted a tweet identifying the shooting victim’s race as white following an online uproar.

“The man who was killed was a white male in his 30s, according to three sources with knowledge of the investigation,” the tweet read. “The Oregonian/OregonLive is identifying the man’s race in light of social unrest prompted by police shootings of Black people.”

Some criticized the newspaper for implying the incident wasn’t as serious because the victim wasn’t a minority while others ripped the tweet for lack of support for Black Lives Matter.

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

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

What are the details?

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

What does the law say?

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

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

Big budget dent

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

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

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

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Idaho lawmaker pushes bill to outlaw protesting outside officials’ homes, so protesters gather outside his home to tell him what they think

Idaho state Rep. Greg Chaney really does not like it when he sees protesters gathering outside the homes of state officials. No matter the cause, the Republican lawmaker feels that such protests are nothing but “intimidation.”

So he has introduced a bill, along with Democratic state Rep. Brooke Green, that would outlaw any picketing on the street or sidewalk in front of a person’s residence that is intended to “harass, annoy or alarm” and would make such protests a misdemeanor, the Idaho Statesman
reported.

In response, a group of Idahoans carrying torches and pitchforks gathered outside Chaney’s home Wednesday night to protest his anti-protest legislation.

What’s going on?

Chaney’s and Greene’s bill came as a response to a year that saw protests at the homes of an Ada County commissioner, a Meridian city police officer, Boise City Council members, the Boise mayor, and others, the lawmakers explained in an
op-ed for the Statesman.

“This is not protest; it is intimidation,” they wrote.

The protest at Cheney’s home followed a hearing on the bill earlier Wednesday at the Statehouse that was interrupted by a crowd of protesters,
according to the Idaho Press.

Chaney was none too pleased about the gathering at his house and took to Twitter to document the efforts of the 12 to 15 picketers.

“They say they do this because they aren’t heard — but we’d just spent hours hearing them in committee and they still showed up where my wife and kids were,” he
wrote with a photo of the crowd gathered on the sidewalk outside his home.

“They say they do this because have nowhere else to protest. I was at the Statehouse all day allowing them to insult and slander me in my own committee and they still showed up where my wife and kids were,” Chaney
continued.

Chaney also
posted a photo of a stuffed animal in a Chaney T-shirt “hung in effigy” that was reportedly carried by one of the protesters. The lawmaker said that one of his daughters asked, “[W]hy do they want to kill dad?”

“I’m more frustrated for my family than anything,” he told the Statesman.

“I was angry for my family’s sake,” he
told KTVB-TV. “I saw the stress on my wife’s face. I saw the teary eyes of my daughters.”

“Intimidation is not a democratic principle,” he added. “Argumentation, protest even, is absolutely appropriate to shape public policy. Making somebody feel unsafe and their family feel unsafe is not an appropriate way to set policy or to react to civil servants.”

Critics of the bill say it’s unconstitutional and tramples their First Amendment rights, KTVB said. Protesting at homes, they said, is the only way they feel they can be heard.

KBOI-TV
reported that police said the protesters were “peaceful and respectful” and that the group was “just a bunch of people exercising their 1st Amendment rights.” No arrests were made.

KTVB reported that law enforcement have made it clear that they are in full support of Chaney’s bill.

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Watch: Chicago Teachers Union members perform interpretive dance in protest of teacher return policy

A handful of members of the Chicago Teachers Union have expressed their opposition to the Chicago Public Schools’ plan for schools to return to in-classroom teaching by performing an ensemble of interpretive dances.

The union has proudly shared the video for the world to see.

What are the details?

The CTU tweeted out the clip with the message, “Six of our rank-and-file dance teachers come together to use their art form as a voice to express their desire to feel safe amidst CPS’ teacher return policy. They stand in solidarity with all educators at risk, because no one should have to choose between life and livelihood.”

The teachers union has been embroiled in a battle with the school district over whether it is safe to return to classrooms, and voted Monday to defy the city’s reopening plan. The union has insisted that teachers want to return to in-person teaching, but claim the school system is not adequately prepared to do so despite spending $100 million toward the effort.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the ongoing disagreement has caused the reopening plan to be delayed this week, and the school system told parents to keep their kids home on Wednesday — when they had been slated to return to the classroom.

Meanwhile, CTU is telling teachers to be prepared to strike. In an email obtained by The Sun-Times, the union wrote Tuesday afternoon:

“So it’s come to this. Short of some late-breaking change, *all* CTU members will begin working remotely tomorrow, Wednesday, January 27. And if CPS retaliates against members for exercising their right to a safe workplace, *all* CTU members will stop working on Thursday and set up picket lines at their schools.”

Beyond CTU saying that teachers afraid of returning to classes before being vaccinated for COVID-19, the CTU argues that the plan does not make sense because the vast majority of preschool and special education students who were allowed to return to the classroom two weeks ago are still being kept home by their parents.

According to the Sun-Times:

K-8 schools are scheduled to reopen Feb. 1 for an estimated 71,000 students — out of 191,000 children in those grades — who have said they plan to return. It’s not clear if all those students will return — only half of the pre-K and special education students who opted in to in-person learning have returned this month, accounting for 19% of the total eligible.

CTU President Jesse Sharkey said in a statement Tuesday, “We are willing to keep negotiating, but CPS has refused to back down from insisting that 80% of educators and support staff person in every elementary school be back in class on February 1 to serve less than 20% of students.”

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San Diego woman fatally shot inside US Capitol was 14-year veteran and ‘strong supporter’ of Trump

A woman was fatally shot Wednesday inside the U.S. Capitol building when a group of Trump supporters stormed the building following a rally protesting the outcome of the 2020 presidential election won by President-elect Joe Biden.

Graphic videos circulated on the internet showing the woman when she was struck along with the chaos of the scene, and now her identity has been revealed.

What are the details?

Ashli Babbit is the name of the victim.
KUSI-TV reported that “she was a 14 year veteran, she served four tours with the U.S. Air Force, and was a high level security officer throughout her time in service.”

Babbit’s husband spoke with the outlet, who relayed that his wife was “a strong supporter of President Trump and was a great patriot to all who knew her.”


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WTTG-TV reporter Lindsay Watts also confirmed Babbit’s identity by speaking with her family. Watts tweeted out a photo of the veteran, saying Babbit “owned a business with her husband” who “did not come to DC” with her.

Babbit’s mother-in-law told Watts, “I really don’t know why she decided to do this.”

Authorities are still investigating the incident and have not released the details surrounding Babbit’s death, including who shot the victim or if anyone has been arrested.

Videos of the shooting viewed by TheBlaze are too graphic to publish, but continue to circulate social media. Fox News host Tucker Carlson took the same stance in his commentary over the incident.

During the siege of the Capitol, protesters stormed the Senate chambers. Video footage of the shooting appears to show Babbit outside the doors of the House chamber, and shows her attempting to climb through a window into the chamber when a shot is heard and she drops to the ground.

She died later at a local hospital.

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Black Lives Matter group invades ‘Candy Cane Lane’ — streets decorated with Christmas lights to benefit children with cancer — with protest march

A Black Lives Matter group invaded “Candy Cane Lane” on Friday night — a residential neighborhood in West Allis, Wisconsin, decorated with Christmas lights to benefit children with cancer — marching and chanting and shouting through bullhorns at vehicles lined up in the streets to see the displays.

Image source: YouTube screenshot

What is Candy Cane Lane?

Here’s a brief history of Candy Cane Lane from its website:

In December,1984, a wonderful group of neighbors living in West Allis, Wisconsin, joined together to collect donations for the MACC Fund — Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., in honor of a neighbor’s child diagnosed with cancer. The neighbors worked in concert in decorating their homes and encouraged visitors to make a small donation as they drove through the festively enhanced neighborhood. All of the money raised went to supporting research, treatment, and the eventual discovery of a cure for childhood cancers and related blood diseases.

What happened Friday night?

Several videos showed the protesting group — the People’s Revolution — marching through the brightly lit streets chanting “Black lives matter!” “No justice! No peace!” and “Whose lane? Our lane! Whose streets? Our streets!” The People’s Revolution has protested for months in Wauwatosa, as member of the group is accused of firing a gun at former police officer Joseph Mensah, Wisconsin Right Now reported.

The outlet said the Milwaukee County Crime, Fire, and Police News page on Facebook contained comments about the protest. “Yes, they came through. Did not obey any traffic rules,” one woman wrote, Wisconsin Right Now noted.

One man added, “My significant other lives on Candy Cane Lane, and she just texted me – BLM just crashed Candy Cane Lane! …they were blasting music so loud that it made her windows and walls shake and scared the crap out of her dogs,” the outlet said, adding that the man also had an issue with the group disrupting a charity: “If you don’t have a problem with this, then not only are you part of the problem, you are also a Class A Asshole!!!!”

Here’s a video of the march:


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Wisconsin Right Now also said a man shared a post from a friend:

So my son and I were playing in the living room, and we heard very loud music and people chanting from the outside. We open up the front door to see what all the commotion was about. It was a “Black Lives Matter” march going up and down my block and through Candy Cane Lane. These people saw my “Back the Badge” sign and “Trump 2020” sign and began to shout at us. They began to give us the middle finger and shouted, “F*** YOU F*** THE POLICE F*** TRUMP!” Uhm really? I am holding my ONE year old son in my arms. Glad to see how “peaceful” and “respectful” these people and protests really are lol. What a bunch of pieces of s**t.

Available videos so far don’t depict such a confrontation — but the latter YouTube video does show a woman apparently confronting the group in the street:

Image source: YouTube screenshot

Mariah Smith shared a livestream of the march during which she acknowledged that several non-participants were “mad as hell” at the group. Prior to the march she asked her comrades, “Ready to make some f***in’ noise, man?”

What did police have to say?

“Last evening, starting at about 6:40 pm, we received a handful of calls of a protest group moving through Candy Cane Lane. The callers indicated that the group was causing traffic congestion and noise disturbances. West Allis officers responded to the area and monitored the situation. There was heavy traffic congestion related to Candy Cane Lane. There were reports of protestors walking in the roadway and using a bullhorn. Officers did not observe any violence or vandalism. No arrests were made and no citations were issued,” police told Wisconsin Right Now.

What did supporters of the protest have to say?

Never Stop Media LLC defended the People’s Revolution group: “The group planned the march through Candy Cane Ln with the intent to bring awareness to the neighborhood and stand up for [people of color] who live in the area. Marchers were seen dressed in holiday spirit and of course Santa made a special appearance for the occasion.”

In addition, Never Stop Media noted:

In our video it clearly shows demonstrators walking down the center of the streets to not impede any of the vehicles. None of these vehicles were surrounded, stranded or harassed. Posts claiming that TPR harassed people who did not approve of the protest are also not true. You can see in our video posted that when met with distain, protestors wished those people a Merry Christmas & Happy Holiday with of course the chant that “Black Lives Matter” as they continued to march. Posts also claim that TPR was terrorizing children who were looking at the holiday decorations. In the video posted by us it clearly shows families, both black and white with children showing full support for the group with parents and children yelling black lives matter. When demonstrators approached organizers (also standing in the streets) who were collecting donations they were asked to go around because they were trying to collect money. Members of TPR formed a wall as the rest of the group walked past so that organizers could collect their donations without interruption. This can also be seen in our video. At no time were donations interrupted for the MAAC Fund.

Child shouting ‘Black lives matter!’ with adult encouragement during Candy Cane Lane protestImage source: YouTube screenshot

The People’s Revolution marches also chanted, “We have every right to be in these streets!” and “All lives don’t matter until black lives matter!”

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Unhinged leftist ‘teacher’ absolutely flips out on peaceful anti-lockdown protesters in Oregon: ‘F*** all of you!’

You might say Oregon has been the unofficial epicenter of protests in 2020, with leftist groups such as Antifa and Black Lives Matter on a near-nightly basis occupying the streets of Portland and physically attacking local police and federal officers, destroying businesses, torching buildings, and intimidating anyone who gets in their way.

We also saw what happened when conservatives descended on Portland at the end of August and staged their own car rally protest in support of President Donald Trump: A “100% Antifa” militant appeared to ambush a pro-police activist and fatally shot him before taking off into the night.

Now what?

Well, there was a protest of a different sort in over the weekend in Bend, Oregon — about three hours southeast of Portland — and these demonstrators were protesting against governmental coronavirus lockdowns.

As has been typical of protests involving conservatives and Trump supporters, the anti-lockdown gathering at the intersection of Northwest Greenwood Avenue and Northwest Wall Street was peaceful.

That is, until a self-proclaimed “teacher” stopped her Subaru and absolutely flipped out on demonstrators holding their signs on the sidewalk. Fortunately a cellphone camera was rolling and caught the glorious moment for all of you to enjoy.

What did she scream?

Wearing a headband with her COVID-19 mask dangling below her chin, the ponytailed leftist lets loose on protesters: “Bitch! Kill yourself!”

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @BlessUSA45

Oh, it’s already clear where this is headed.

“I’m a f***ing teacher! I work in schools!” she screams before re-educating her listeners with what one might characterize as social studies for the new millennium. “F*** you! F*** you! I am a teacher! I teach students!”

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @BlessUSA45, redacted

All the while the protesters simply turn up their own volume — and some simply laugh at the lunacy-filled moment.

“Our families are dying!” she hollers, her voice cracking as it pitches upward into Mariah Carey territory.

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @BlessUSA45

In another odd moment she appears to welcome the attention of those recording her antics, maniacally waving and yelling “hi” to the cameras:

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @BlessUSA45

She then hollers “F*** all of you!” — as if the point needed underscoring — before finally making her left turn (pun not intended … or maybe it is) away from demonstrators as they chant “USA! USA! USA!”

Here’s the clip, which was posted to Twitter on Sunday. Content warning: Profanity:

Anything else?

According to the Associated Press, the demographics of Bend have shifted from Republican in the 1990s to Democrat at present as more people from left-leaning areas of California moved in.

The growth of registered Democrats “could be a reflection of the political party affiliation of the new residents, rather than longtime locals shifting their party affiliation,” economist Damon Runberg told the AP.

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US women’s soccer team wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ uniforms, protest national anthem in Europe

After not playing for nearly nine months, the United States women’s soccer team protested the national anthem and made a social justice statement with “Black Lives Matter” uniforms prior to a game on Friday.

Ahead of their game with the Netherlands’ national team, the American women walked out of the locker room wearing jackets emblazoned with “Black Lives Matter.” During the playing of the American national anthem, nearly every member of the team knelt, according to ESPN, a sign of protest against America.

“We wear Black Lives Matter to affirm human decency. This is not political, it’s a statement on human rights,” the USWNT Twitter account said, along with a video showing the Black Lives Matter uniform jacket.

In a statement, the team said they “love our country” and called it “a true honor to represent America,” but explained that supporting Black Lives Matter is an affirmation of “human decency.”

The statement said:

We love our country, and it is a true honor to represent America. It is also our duty to demand that the liberties and freedoms that our country was founded on extend to everyone.

Today, we wear Black Lives Matter to affirm human decency. We protest against racial injustice and police brutality against Black people. We protest against the racist infrastructures that do not provide equal opportunity for Black and brown people to fulfill their dreams, including playing on this team. As the United States Women’s National team players, we collectively work toward a society where the American ideals are upheld, and Black lives are no longer systematically targeted.

Black Lives Matter.

Friday’s game, the first in 261 days, was also the team’s first game since racial unrest gripped the U.S. in the early summer following George Floyd’s tragic death.

The U.S. men’s soccer team also wore social justice messages on their pregame jersey’s earlier this month, in their first outing since Floyd’s death. The team wore anthem jackets with the words “Be the Change” emblazoned on the front with differing messages on the back, including, “Black Lives Matter,” “Be Anti-Racist,” and “Unity,” according to ESPN.

The women’s soccer team won Friday’s game by a score of 2-0.

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Hundreds arrested in Berlin during protest against Germany’s ‘corona dictatorship’

More than 200 people were arrested in Germany’s capital city of Berlin on Wednesday, as law enforcement used water cannons to disperse thousands of demonstrators protesting against the government’s consideration of its authority to impose COVID-19 restrictions.

The protesters say their government’s actions amount to a “corona dictatorship.”

What are the details?

Berlin police estimated that at least 200 arrests were made out of the crowd of 5,000 to 10,000 people who descended on the streets of the city as parliament debated a bill that, according to the Associated Press, “would provide legal underpinning for the government to issue social distancing rules, require masks in public and to close stores and other venues to slow the spread of the virus.”

The measure passed both chambers of parliament and was signed by German President Angela Merkel the same afternoon.

CBS News reported:

As lawmakers in the German parliament voted to amend the country’s Infection Protection Act, which lays out the restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19, thousands were protesting in the capital, accusing the government of using the law to curtail basic rights and establish a “corona dictatorship.”

Law enforcement from several departments assisted federal police in dispersed the crowds, using water cannons and pepper spray.

The Washington Examiner reported that German officials had pre-emptively banned a dozen protests Tuesday that were planned in Berlin on Wednesday, citing security concerns. Authorities formed a perimeter around the Reichstag, Germany’s parliament building, and demonstrations were not allowed in that area, but were allowed in other parts of the city.

The Washington Post reported last week that protests in Germany against the government coronavirus restrictions “are becoming increasingly radical,” citing a 20,000-person-strong demonstration last month in the city of Leipzig. As evidence, the outlet pointed to a researcher who asserted that across the entire country of Germany, “there are around 77,000 unique users in QAnon-associated Telegram chat groups.”

The Post further reported:

Authorities in Saxony said that most of the 20,000 people who gathered Saturday were peaceful. While 8 in 10 Germans think that strict measures are necessary to contain the coronavirus, according to a poll by ARD television, around 1 in 4 think the restrictions are disproportionate. Germany entered a new month-long lockdown at the beginning of November, as cases surged across Europe.

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Antifa bro smashes up Portland church — so now it’s forced to close shelter, halt homeless program that provides meals to hundreds daily

The surveillance video says it all.

A homeless person is curled up Wednesday night on the sidewalk outside the doors of St. Andre Bessette Church in downtown Portland, Oregon.


Image source: Saint Andre Bessette video screenshot

Then into the camera frame comes a marching group of black-clad Antifa militants.

One of them approaches the area where the homeless person is curled up, pays no attention to the individual, and proceeds to the task at hand: Busting up the church’s doors and windows.


Image source: Saint Andre Bessette video screenshot

He then pathetically holds open the busted out door, presumably to let his comrades inside to do their usual ransacking and pillaging — but they ignore him as the terrified homeless person runs off.


Image source: Saint Andre Bessette video screenshot

Finally, one of his buddies armed with a black umbrella has to pry the thug away.


Image source: Saint Andre Bessette video screenshot

All in a night’s work, eh?

What happened next?

Unfortunately, because of the extensive damage to the doors and windows, the church leader who filed the police report told officers the church was forced to close its shelter and halt homeless services for the foreseeable future because staff can’t safely open or close the building’s doors. St. Andre Bessette serves several hundred people a day, providing shelter, meals and other services to homeless individuals, police added.

“Until I can get the building secured, everything’s coming to a stop,” Father Tom Gaughan told KGW-TV. “So, there’s hundreds of people that we would normally give out food to, and we’re not gonna be able to because of this.”

Gaughan added to the station that he didn’t know how long it would take to make the building safe. St. Andre Bessette is a Catholic church.

Gaughan added to KOIN-TV that he’s also suspending church services, including mass, until the building is secured — and that, for now, mass will be livestreamed on Facebook.

“We ask for everyones prayers for peace in our streets which is so long overdue and pray for our sisters and brothers who call the streets and shelters home,” Gaughan also told KOIN. “Because the act of one person has prevented us from providing for hundreds of people over the course of a week.”

What did public officials have to say?

Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese condemned those who damaged not just to the church but other downtown buildings as well: “Last night’s criminal activity targeting the Downtown Portland neighborhood was reprehensible and impacts all Oregonians. The loss of shelter beds due to violence and vandalism comes at a time when we desperately need safe space for vulnerable individuals to seek refuge from a pandemic and colder, rainier weather. This hurts the community’s efforts to get people off the streets and connected to the crucial resources they need.”

Gov. Kate Brown condemned the “self-styled anarchist protesters, some armed” who “marched downtown last night, with no discernible goal other than to cause violence and vandalism,” KOIN reported.

She added that they “shattered the windows of a church that feeds Oregonians in need, a women-owned and operated business that raises money for immigrant and women’s rights, and many other storefronts. Indiscriminate destruction solves nothing. These are acts of privilege.”


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Trump cuts further into Biden’s lead in Arizona

Arizona’s Maricopa County dropped another batch of ballot tallies in the early morning hours on Thursday, and the results spelled more good news for President Donald Trump as he continues to eat into Joe Biden’s current lead in the state.

What are the details?

Maricopa, the largest county in the state, issued the counts for another 62,002 votes, with Trump winning 57.9% of the batch to Biden’s 40.5%, according to KNXV-TV. That means Trump narrowed Biden’s lead by more than 10,000 votes, CNN reported.

The new data put the total numbers for Arizona at 912,585 for Biden (51%), and 838,071 for Trump (47%).

Another batch out of Maricopa is expected on Thursday, and multiple media outlets — including CNN and the New York Times — determined the race was still too close to call for either candidate at least until those counts are in.

The county’s previously released batch of numbers from Wednesday evening showed positive gains for Trump against Biden, cutting the Democrat’s lead by more than 13,600 votes, from 92,817 to 79,173.

Fox News drew the ire of the president and his campaign when the outlet was the first to call Arizona for Biden on Tuesday night. The Associated Press also called the state for the former vice president in the early morning hours of Wednesday.

As Maricopa County workers continued to tally votes Wednesday night, an estimated crowd of more than 200 Trump supporters marched in downtown Phoenix outside both the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office and the Arizona Capitol Building according to AZFamily.

The local outlet reported that the demonstrator chanted, “four more years,” and “count the votes.” They were also heard yelling, “stop the steal,” and “shame on Fox.”


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Anything else?

Earlier in the day, several Arizonans who voted for Trump became alarmed over allegations spreading on social media that the use of Sharpie pens — which many used to mark their votes — had caused ballots in Republican strongholds to be invalidated.

Local election officials refuted the claims.

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Antifa militants gang up on woman of color, drag her to ground by her hair, try yanking American flag from her — but she doesn’t let go

Antifa militants reportedly were caught on video Sunday ganging up on a woman of color and dragging her to a Portland, Oregon, sidewalk by her hair in an attempt to yank an American flag from her.

Sadly the violent left-wing militants — despite having what most would assume is a distinct physical and numerical advantage — came away empty-handed.

What happened?

According to journalist
Andy Ngo, Antifa attacked conservative demonstrators — one of who was a woman of color holding a U.S. flag. When one of the militants grabbed her flag pole from behind and tried to take it from her, she wouldn’t let go.


Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @MrAndyNgo

Another joined in to help try to pull it from her — but the dynamic duo failed to gain the upper hand.


Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @MrAndyNgo

With that yet another leftist jumped in — a female apparently — and grabbed the flag-holding woman by her hair before dragging her down to the sidewalk. And the victim still wouldn’t let go.


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As a crowd gathered around the scrum, amazingly an Antifa female blocked and got in the face of a man holding a Thin Blue Line flag who towered over her by at least a foot. It appeared he was coming over to intervene.


Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @MrAndyNgo

But in the end, the attacked woman didn’t need any help. Just seconds later she emerged from the pile — still holding her American flag while Antifa was forced to settle for handfuls of air and yet another embarrassing failure.


Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @MrAndyNgo

Here’s the clip. Content warning: Language:

After the victim walked away, a man from the pro-American group faced off and argued with an Antifa militant who hollered astoundingly that the fight was “woman on woman” as his voice repeatedly cracked. Seems puberty is better late than never.


Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @MrAndyNgo

Anything else?

The pro-American demonstrator who was arguing with the Peter Brady wannabe was wearing a “Justice for Jay” shirt. It’s a reference to Aaron “Jay” Danielson, a police and Patriot Prayer supporter who was fatally shot by an avowed Antifa militant after a rally backing President Donald Trump in late August.

According to KOIN-TV, supporters of Danielson gathered downtown Sunday at the spot where he was shot and killed, and “it appeared as if people with left-leaning and right-leaning ideologies got in some heated discussions in the streets. Some people reported being maced or hit with pepper spray.”

Sgt. Kevin Allen told the station that police were monitoring the event but no arrests were made. But the protests continued and at least six people were arrested in Portland Sunday evening.

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Louisville protests peaceful on third evening after Breonna Taylor decision

Protesters in Louisville, Kentucky, marched and rallied peacefully for several hours as of 11:00 p.m. EST on Friday, in what was the third evening of demonstrations held in protest of a grand jury’s decision Wednesday not to charge three police officers in the death of Breonna Taylor, who was killed in a police raid in March.

What are the details?

Early in the evening, the mood appeared tense as some protesters were seen yelling and antagonizing police officers who were on the scene. Much of the footage available was captured by “independent guy on the scene” Brendan Gutenschwager, who reported that media and cameras were welcomed by demonstrators on Friday.

One apparent organizer was seen on video declaring that protesters would be “going to war tonight,” and advising those with pre-existing conditions not to stay out past the city-imposed 9:00 p.m. curfew while warning that they would likely end up in jail overnight.

The same man led the gathering in a moment of silence to honor the memory of Breonna Taylor.

Protesters marched to the First Unitarian Church of Louisville ahead of curfew, as they had done the night before. Just like Thursday night, the church offered demonstrators sanctuary from arrest, as the house of worship is exempt from the curfew rules.

Another observer reported just ahead of curfew, “Currently calm in Louisville, KY at the church sanctuary. No destruction of property, looting, arson, or rioting in sight. Lots of car horns for support.”

A reporter from WBZ-TV reported more than an hour after curfew that “Organizers of this #JusticeforBreonnaTaylor rally just told everyone to go home safely, after four peaceful hours rallying and marching throughout the city”

It was a welcomed night of calm (as of this writing) after there were scenes circulated Thursday night of protesters smashing glass with bats.

Also on Thursday night, the doors of the Louisville City Library were smashed, and an activist tossed a flare inside. Two dozen people were arrested.

On Wednesday, the day of the grand jury’s decision, tensions were high. A riot was declared, and 127 people were arrested — including two reporters from The Daily Caller, and a state Rep. Attica Scott (D).

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Portland denies protest permit for the Proud Boys, citing coronavirus risk

The City of Portland has denied a protest permit requested by the Proud Boys, saying their demonstration slated for Saturday would likely draw a crowd too large to comply with social distancing measures required under coronavirus restrictions.

While COVID-19 risk was cited as the reason for rejecting the permit, officials in the Oregon city — which has been plagued by left-wing protests that have often descended into violence for months — say the group isn’t welcome regardless of the virus.

What are the details?

ABC News reported that Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz, who oversees the city’s parks department which issues the permits, said in a statement explaining the Proud Boys’ denial, “We must all do our part to fight the spread of COVID-19 in our community and keep ourselves and each other safe. Events like this are not welcome and are not allowed.”

The Proud Boys state on their website that “all that is required to become a Proud Boy is that a man declare he is ‘a Western chauvinist who refuses to apologize for creating the modern world,'” and lists a set of core values including “anti-racism,” “anti-racial guilt,” and “anti-political correctness.”

According to The Daily Mail, the group’s permit application described their rally as a march to “end domestic terrorism.”

The outlet noted that the Proud Boys “have rallied in Portland several times in recent years and draw large crowds who show up to oppose their presence in the liberal city.”

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler declared on Twitter, “On 9/26, alt-right groups and white nationalists are intent on coming into our community. These groups empower racism, intolerance and hate. Those are not Portland values, and they are not welcome. Hate has no home in Portland.”

But rally-goers and counter-protesters are still expected to show up.

Fox News reported that “Oregon Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency in Portland on Friday as authorities anticipate violent clashes between opposing groups over the weekend during” the Proud Boys’ planned demonstration. The governor also named another group, Patriot Prayer, as a threat to the city.

The outlet noted:

In August, a Patriot Prayer supporter was shot and killed in downtown Portland during a confrontation. Michael Forest Reinoehl said he shot Aaron Danielson in self-defense. He was killed by law enforcement officers as they attempted to arrest him in Olympia, Wash.

Portland has grappled with more than 100 consecutive days of protests that have included fights, arson, vandalism, assault and murder.

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

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

What happened?

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

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

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

More from the paper:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Violence erupts in Pennsylvania city after officer kills man — then the bodycam footage is released

Lancaster, a city in southeastern Pennsylvania, became the latest city to experience racial unrest following the fatal shooting of a man by police on Sunday.

But the narrative that was circulated on social media in the immediate aftermath of the tragic incident was completely incongruent with the facts in the case, which were made public when Lancaster police released bodycam footage from the officer who fired the fatal shots.

What was the narrative?

Social media posts claimed that police had
killed an autistic teenager who was unarmed.

The claims
triggered the same cycle of unrest that many American cities have experienced this summer: Tense confrontations with police, which become violent, resulting in the destruction of property and looting.

Content Warning: The following video contains strong language:

However, the social media claims, it turned out, were far from true.

What is the truth?

According to the Lancaster Police, officers responded to a domestic disturbance Sunday afternoon. When officers made contact with the individuals involved, a man began chasing one of the officers with a knife. The officer responded by firing his weapon, striking and killing the man.

Police said the deceased person was not a teenager — but rather a 27-year-old man.

The Lancaster Police said in a statement:

The first officer on the scene walked to the front of the residence and made contact with a woman, who was identified as a family member. A male subject then exited the front door of the residence and began chasing the officer. Preliminary information and body worn camera footage indicates that the male subject had a knife in his right hand as he was chasing the officer. The officer fired several shots from his firearm, striking the subject. The subject, identified as 27 year old Lancaster man, did not survive his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Later in the evening, as the false claims circulated on social media, police released the officer’s bodycam footage, confirming the deceased man did, in fact, chase the responding officer in a threatening manner with a knife.

Content warning: The following video contains footage some viewers might find disturbing.


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

The man killed by police was later identified as Ricardo Munoz, the Associated Press reported.

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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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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.

Image source: YouTube screenshot

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.”

Image source: YouTube screenshot

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.

Image source: YouTube screenshot

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.

Image source: Waupaca County Jail

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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Breaking: Milwaukee Bucks refuse to play game in protest over police shooting of Jacob Blake; NBA postpones all remaining Wednesday playoff games

The entire Milwaukee Bucks NBA team refused to take the court in their game against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, in protest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake — a black man — in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The league has postponed the rest of the night’s games in reaction to the Bucks’ decision.

What are the details?

Game 5 in the Bucks’ series against the Magic was originally scheduled for 4:00 p.m. ET. Ahead of the anticipated tip-off, Orlando players were on the floor taking practice shots, but returned to their locker rooms after it became clear that Milwaukee players would not be joining them.

Bucks senior vice president Alex Lasry voiced his support of the players’ decision to strike in protest, tweeting, “Some things are bigger than basketball. The stand taken today by the players and org shows that we’re fed up. Enough is enough. Change needs to happen. I’m incredibly proud of our guys and we stand 100% behind our players ready to assist and bring about real change.”

The NBA then announced it would postpone all of the games that had been slated for the evening, issuing a statement saying, “The NBA and the NBPA today announced that in light of the Milwaukee Bucks’ decision to not take the floor today for Game 5 against the Orlando Magic, today’s three games – MIL-ORL, HOU-OKC and LAL-POR have been postponed. Game 5 of each series will be rescheduled.”

NBA reporter Shams Charania
reported that the Bucks players were reaching out to speak with Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul (D). He also signaled that other teams were considering boycotting games, and tweeted that “NBA players have called for a meeting tonight in Orlando to determine next steps, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.”

According to Los Angeles Times national correspondent Matt Pearce, “The NBA collective bargaining agreement bans strikes, which means the Bucks are breaking their own contract to stop playing in protest of police violence.”

“But,” he added, “this is your reminder that there aren’t really illegal strikes, just unsuccessful ones.”

Players from other teams also cheered on the Bucks’ protest on social media, with Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James tweeting, “F*** THIS MAN!! WE DEMAND CHANGE. SICK OF IT.”

Blake, 29, was shot several times in the back by a Kenosha Police Department officer over the weekend, reportedly leaving him paralyzed. His shooting led to protests and violent riots in the city that is roughly 40 minutes from Milwaukee, adding to the ongoing nationwide demonstrations and unrest over racial injustice that began following the death of George Floyd in May.


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‘Show up’: Parents and students hold protest demanding Pittsburgh-area district reopen schools

Parents and students in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, held a protest Wednesday demanding their school district “show up” and allow in-person classes to resume at the start of the school year as the school board mulls a plan to hold classes entirely online for months.

But the district has voiced concerns over COVID-19, saying a number of teachers have reservations about returning to school right now.

What are the details?

KDKA-TV reported the crowd of families rallied ahead of the district’s Thursday vote on whether or not to move forward with the board’s proposal to begin the first nine weeks of school with only the option to attend remotely. The protestors want a choice on whether to children attend class in-person or remain at home.

Kids could be seen holding signs that read, “Show up,” “I miss my friends,” and “I learn better in school.” At least one parent carried a sign that read, “Give us a choice.”

The outlet said “the district now has advocated for their preference for beginning the school year entirely remotely,” with the district citing “health concerns and a potential lack of teachers” willing to reenter the classroom amid the pandemic.

It’s a decision facing school districts across the U.S., and the Mt. Lebanon demonstration is not the first.

Similar protests have been held in recent weeks throughout the nation, including in Palm Beach, Florida, and Boston, Massachusetts.

Likewise, teachers and parents throughout the country have held protests against districts that have decided to reopen with in-person classes, in places like Rochester, New Hampshire, and Reno, Nevada.

Proponents of returning to in-person classes sooner rather than later are concerned that children are not receiving the same quality education with online courses, while opponents say the risk of spreading COVID-19 in schools is too great.

Another strong argument for reopening schools is that most parents work, and not all of them are able to stay home to care for their children. That point was acknowledged by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D) last week, when he said during a press conference, “If we don’t open up the schools, you’re going to hurt the economy significantly because lots of people can’t go to work.”

Meanwhile, several teachers unions have come out against the reopening of schools. The American Federation of Teachers even told its chapters it would provide financial resources to chapters that go on strike in protest of going back to in-person learning at the start of the school year.

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