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James O'Keefe: Project Veritas suing CNN for defamation, new video will expose network's 'fraud' related to Covid-19

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Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe has announced that he intends to take CNN to court for making false statements about his conservative media organization. He says more sensational revelations about the network are to come.

O'Keefe made the provocative statements while speaking to Fox News' Sean Hannity on Tuesday, following Veritas' release of an undercover video showing CNN technical director Charlie Chester explaining how the broadcaster allegedly used "propaganda" to help oust Donald Trump from the White House.

"CNN considers themselves the most trusted name in news, but here they are admitting that they are trying to help certain political candidates and they're trying to hide that," he told the Fox host.

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University of Virginia med student suspended from campus after he questioned microagression panal

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Kieran Bhattacharya is a student at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine. On October 25, 2018, he attended a panel discussion on the subject of microaggressions. Dissatisfied with the definition of a microaggression offered by the presenter — Beverly Cowell Adams, an assistant dean — Bhattacharya raised his hand.

Within a few weeks, as a result of the fallout from Bhattacharya's question about microagressions, the administration had branded him a threat to the university and banned him from campus. He is now suing UVA for violating his First Amendment rights, and a judge recently ruled that his suit should proceed.

Dollars

Patrisse Cullors, 'trained Marxist', pulled in $20k a month as chair of prison 'reform group' while building real estate empire on BLM grift

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Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of BLM
Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation co-founder and executive director Patrisse Cullors, a self-identified "trained Marxist," raked in upwards of $20,000 a month serving as the chairwoman of a Los Angeles jail reform group in 2019, according to campaign finance records reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Reform LA Jails disbursed a total of $191,000 to Cullors in 2019 through her consulting firm, Janaya and Patrisse Consulting, according to financial records submitted to the California Fair Political Practices Commission. The description for each of the seven reported payments to the Cullors' firm that year read: "P. Cullors, Principal Officer, Business Owner."

It's unclear when exactly Reform LA Jails began paying Cullors through her firm, which is named after the BLM co-founder and her spouse, Janaya Khan. The first payment of $51,000 occurred between January 2019 and the end of June 2019, according to an FPPC report covering that timeframe. The exact date of the payment isn't disclosed in the report.

Comment: From The New York Post:
As protests broke out across the country in the name of Black Lives Matter, the group's co-founder went on a real estate buying binge, snagging four high-end homes for $3.2 million in the US alone, according to property records.

Patrisse Khan-Cullors, 37, also eyed property in the Bahamas at an ultra-exclusive resort where Justin Timberlake and Tiger Woods both have homes, The Post has learned. Luxury apartments and townhouses at the beachfront Albany resort outside Nassau are priced between $5 million and $20 million, according to a local agent.

The self-described Marxist last month purchased a $1.4 million home on a secluded road a short drive from Malibu in Los Angeles, according to a report. The 2,370-square-foot property features "soaring ceilings, skylights and plenty of windows" with canyon views. The Topanga Canyon homestead, which includes two houses on a quarter-acre, is just one of three homes Khan-Cullors owns in the Los Angeles area, public records show.

Some fellow activists were taken aback by the real estate revelations.

Hawk Newsome, the head of Black Lives Matter Greater New York City, which is not affiliated with Khan-Cullors' Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, called for "an independent investigation" to find out how the global network spends its money.

"If you go around calling yourself a socialist, you have to ask how much of her own personal money is going to charitable causes," he said. "It's really sad because it makes people doubt the validity of the movement and overlook the fact that it's the people that carry this movement."

Last year, Khan-Cullors and spouse Janaya Khan ventured to Georgia to acquire a fourth home — a "custom ranch" on 3.2 rural acres in Conyers featuring a private airplane hangar with a studio apartment above it, and the use of a 2,500-foot "paved/grass" community runway that can accommodate small airplanes.

The three-bedroom, two-bath house, about 30 minutes from Atlanta, has an indoor swimming pool and a separate "RV shop" that can accommodate the repair of a mobile home or small aircraft, according to the real estate listing.

The Peach State retreat was purchased in January 2020 for $415,000, two years after the publication of Khan-Cullors' best-selling memoir, When They Call You a Terrorist.

In October, the activist signed "a multi-platform" deal with Warner Bros. Television Group to help produce content for "black voices who have been historically marginalized," she said in a statement.

It is not known how much Khan-Cullors received in compensation in either deal.

Khan-Cullors began her buying spree in LA in 2016, a few years after the civil rights movement she started from a hashtag — #blacklivesmatter — with fellow activists Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi began to gain traction around the world.

That year, she bought a three-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom home in Inglewood for $510,000. It is now worth nearly $800,000. Khan-Cullors added her wife, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter in Canada, to the deed in a family trust last year. The couple married in 2016.

Two years later, in 2018, Khan-Cullors purchased a four-bedroom home in South Los Angeles, a multi-ethnic neighborhood. Khan-Cullors paid $590,000 for the 1,725-square-foot home, although the price has since climbed to $720,000, according to public records.

Three of the homes were bought in Khan-Cullors' name, and the Topanga Canyon property was purchased under a limited liability company that she controls, according to public records cited by "Dirt," the real estate blog that first reported the March 30 purchase.

Last year, Khan-Cullors and Khan were spotted in the Bahamas looking for a unit at the Albany, a real estate source who did not want to be identified told The Post. The elite enclave is laid out on "600 oceanside acres" and features a private marina and designer golf course. Current homes for sale include a nearly 8,000-square-foot, six-bedroom townhouse with a media room and marina views. The price is only available upon request, according to the resort's website.

"People who buy at the Albany are buying their fourth or fifth home," said a resort worker who did not want to be identified. "This is not a second-home residence. It's extremely high-end, and people are coming here for complete and total privacy."

While it's not clear if Khan-Cullors purchased a property at the island retreat for the super-rich, her mere interest shows just how far she has come from the hardscrabble Van Nuys neighborhood in LA where she spent her childhood with two brothers and a younger sister.

In her memoir, Khan-Cullors describes growing up in a housing project less than a mile from the affluent and largely white neighborhood of Sherman Oaks, a community of wide lawns and pools where "there is nothing that does not appear beautiful and well kept." The four kids were mostly raised by her single mother, who worked 16 hours a day to support the family, she writes.

Growing up, Khan-Cullors lived in "a two-story, tan-colored building where the paint is peeling and where there is a gate that does not close properly and an intercom system that never works," she writes. "The only place in my hood to buy groceries is a 7-Eleven."

Khan-Cullors embraced activism and Marxism at a young age. "It started the year I turned twelve," she writes. "That was the year that I learned that being black and poor defined me more than being bright and hopeful and ready."

But she didn't rise to national prominence until 2013, when she and two other activists protested the not-guilty verdict against George Zimmerman, who shot dead Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager in Florida.

Black Lives Matter protests erupted again in 2020 after the May killing of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck during his arrest.

Donations and pledges from corporations and individuals poured into the movement at that point. In February, the BLM nonprofit co-founded by Khan-Cullors told the AP that they took in $90 million in 2020, with $21.7 million committed to grant funding and helping 30 black-led groups across the country.

Black Lives Matter leaders would not specify how much money they took in from prominent donors, according to the AP report.

It's also not clear how much Khan-Cullors makes in salary as one of the leaders of the movement, since its finances are split among both nonprofit and for-profit entities and difficult to trace.

Founded by Khan-Cullors and another activist, Kailee Scales, the nonprofit Oakland, Calif.-based BLM Global Network Foundation was incorporated in 2017 and claims to have chapters throughout the US, the UK and Canada, and a mission "to eradicate White supremacy and build power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities." The group does not have a federal tax exemption and donations are filtered through ActBlue Charities and Thousand Currents, two nonprofits that manage the cash.

At the same time Khan-Cullors incorporated the nonprofit, she also set up the similarly named BLM Global Network, a for-profit that is not required to disclose how much it spends or pays its executives.

Some have criticized the lack of transparency.

Newsome of NYC's BLM said, "We need black firms and black accountants to go in there and find out where the money is going." He added that his group does not receive any financial support from the BLM Global Network.
RT highlights the history of activist grift:
BLM New York wants an investigation into 'trained Marxist' Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors buying four new homes, but given the movement's history of hypocrisy and grift, why is anyone even remotely surprised?

It would be nice to have a pleasant surprise when it comes to politics. Maybe have some good news to share, but sadly today is not that day. Though I imagine there are members of Black Lives Matter who are having a worse day than I am. Especially given the revelation that their co-founder spent $3.2 million on real estate, and the head of their New York branch is calling for an investigation following her home purchases.

Now, while I'm certainly no fan of BLM's Marxist messaging, I can sympathize that it must be upsetting to learn that there is a monumental grifter within the movement. But, on the other hand, shouldn't Black Lives Matter have a much better grasp of when there are grifters within their movement? Especially considering their history?

Take Shaun King, for example. Since he began within the movement, there have been many questions raised about the money that he is raising for families and other such causes. Goldie Taylor of the Daily Beast wrote an article about these issues all the way back in 2015. Questions were also raised by Wesley Lowery of the Washington Post about money raised for Tamir Rice's family. As events unfolded, there were often stories cropping up that the difficulties were caused by incompetence on King's part. Then there was the failed launch of the North Star, where an attempt to relaunch Frederick Douglass' abolitionist newspaper as a media network fell flat on its face. On top of all of this, King actually being a black man has been called into question by his birth certificate and prior police reports.

Another figure to look at would be DeRay Mckesson. To his credit, Mckesson has largely kept to protesting and activism. However, he did attempt to use his position within Black Lives Matter to get into an actual elected position when he tried to run for mayor of Baltimore in 2016. His attempt was an utter failure. He only finished with 3,445 votes, placing 6th in the Democratic primary.

It goes without saying that whenever a movement like Black Lives Matter comes up, there will be people who don't look at it like any sort of movement for actual change. If you expect there to be true believers, you can bet your bottom dollar that there will be people who don't really care, or only care to a certain degree. So when you hear about Patrisse Cullors spending all of that money on real estate, it's rather obvious where their true motivations lie. The self-described "trained Marxist" certainly saw the light of capitalism once she realized she could have a lot more zeros in her bank account.

If time has taught America anything, it's that the self-sacrificing leaders of civil rights movements simply don't exist anymore. All that people see is outrage, and opportunity to make some dough. In the case of Black Lives Matter, it's no different. If there is one irony to all of this, it's that the co-founder of the movement decided to invest in real estate. You know, the thing that Donald Trump got rich on.



Attention

Not Covid: Official figures show bug was not primary cause in one quarter of UK deaths

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Office for National Statistics data shows that almost one in four deaths with Covid on the certificate in the week ending April 2 "involved" Covid, meaning Covid was not the primary cause of death
Almost a quarter of registered Covid deaths were not caused by the virus, new official figures reveal.

Data from the Office for National Statistics shows 23 per cent of coronavirus fatalities are now people who have died "with" the virus rather than from an infection.

This means the disease was not the primary cause of death recorded on death certificates, despite the person who died testing positive for Covid.

Other data also shows an increasingly positive picture of the state of the pandemic in Britain.

Gold Seal

Project Veritas busts CNN again: 'We were creating a story -- our focus was to get Trump out', admits deliberately targeting Matt Gaetz

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Charlie Chester, a technical Director at CNN, claims "if it wasn't for CNN, I don't know that Trump would have got voted out," during a series of fake Tinder dates filmed by Project Veritas.
A technical director for CNN made the grave error of sitting down with a (probably hot) undercover female journalist from Project Veritas, to whom he admitted that the network "got Trump out" with their coverage, and that he "100% believe(s) that if it wasn't for CNN, I don't know that Trump would have got voted out."

"I came to CNN because I wanted to be part of that," added the director, Charlie Chester.

Hethen explained how the network engaged in propaganda to 'create a story' about Trump vs. Biden.

Comment: More from the New York Post:
Charlie Chester, a technical Director at the cable network, was filmed by Project Veritas during a series of fake Tinder dates as he explained how they "got Trump out" of office.

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A source close to CNN said Project Veritas targeted Chester through the dating app Tinder because his profile mentioned he worked at CNN, according to Mediaite.

The Project Veritas employee, who was not identified and claimed to be a nurse, went on five dates wearing a wire, including the final one at a coffee shop in Chester's neighborhood. It's unclear when the dates took place.

Chester told his "date" he would be fine with it if Biden died, because he thought Vice President Kamala Harris is "f — ing real."

"I had so many arguments about, like — my dad would be like, 'You're, you know, you're voting in Kamala Harris because he's going to die in the presidency," Chester told the woman. "And I'm like, 'He's not going to f — ing die.' But I'm OK with that. I'm OK with that. She probably could be a b — h in, like, a board meeting, and you'd hate her as a boss, but she's f — ing real, and better than what we got regardless."

Chester was asked if CNN covered Biden tripping as he walked up the stairs.

"But you talk about that briefly. You don't make that a huge story," he said.

CNN did not respond to requests for comment by The Post.
Project Veritas also brought to light the concerted smear campaign against Matt Gaetz, because "it would be great for the Democrat Party" . The Daily Wire reports:
James O'Keefe's Project Veritas released explosive video on Tuesday that appeared to show CNN Technical Director Charlie Chester admitting that the network has aggressively covered allegations that have been made against Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) "to keep hurting him" because it would be "great" for the Democrat Party.

"If the agenda say, is to like get, like Matt Gaetz right now, he's like this Republican," Chester said.
"He's a problem for the Democratic Party because he's so conservative and he can cause a lot of hiccups in passing of laws and what not."

"So, it would be great for the Democratic Party to get him out. So, we're going to keep running those stories to keep hurting him and make it so that it can't be buried and like just settled outside of court and just like, you know, if we keep pushing that, it's helping us," he added. "That's propaganda because it's helping us in some way."
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Yoda

As a teacher, I refuse to stand by while my students are indoctrinated

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I am a teacher at Grace Church High School in Manhattan. Ten years ago, I changed careers when I discovered how rewarding it is to help young people explore the truth and beauty of mathematics. I love my work.

As a teacher, my first obligation is to my students. But right now, my school is asking me to embrace "antiracism" training and pedagogy that I believe is deeply harmful to them and to any person who seeks to nurture the virtues of curiosity, empathy and understanding.

"Antiracist" training sounds righteous, but it is the opposite of truth in advertising. It requires teachers like myself to treat students differently on the basis of race. Furthermore, in order to maintain a united front for our students, teachers at Grace are directed to confine our doubts about this pedagogical framework to conversations with an in-house "Office of Community Engagement" for whom every significant objection leads to a foregone conclusion. Any doubting students are likewise "challenged" to reframe their views to conform to this orthodoxy.

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Man who spent $1,500 to stay at Toronto quarantine hotel got COVID-19 anyway, infected whole family

The Sheraton Hotel and Conference Centre on Dixon Road
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Man who spent $1,500 to stay at Toronto quarantine hotel got COVID-19 anyway, infected whole family.
The Sheraton Hotel and Conference Centre on Dixon Road
A Toronto family is speaking out about what they call the "utter uselessness" of Canada's hotel quarantine program where their 74-year-old father believes he contracted a coronavirus variant of concern and then spread it to the rest of the family.

On March 2, Syed Shah landed at Pearson International Airport on a flight from Pakistan, where he had been staying to sort out a tenant issue with a property the North York family owns.

He was swabbed for a PCR test at the terminal while his son, Syed Haider, booked his father a stay at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Centre on Dixon Road.

Comment: The point is that all these protocols are not designed to stop the infection from spreading because such a thing is almost impossible to do. The attempts to "flatten the curve" are not only unnecessary but detrimental to the vast majority of people who could be developing natural immunity to the virus with greater exposure to it.

In fact, all these protocols and lockdowns have just worsened everything; locking people up and spreading fear and hysteria will only degrade the state of one's immune system and cause deleterious effects - much more than the virus itself.

The hotel quarantine program is just a nice name for government camps - designed to teach people to be obedient to authority. Individuals who refuse to follow this tyrannical rule are fined or even forced to be locked inside them in some cases. The sad irony here is that people have to pay for their imprisonment out of their own pocket.

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Syringe

Man in hospital with COVID-19 after receiving Johnson & Johnson vaccine

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Francisco Cosme, the New Jersey man who was hospitalized with COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated.
A New Jersey man is in the hospital with COVID-19 — just five weeks after being vaccinated.

Francisco Cosme, 52, was ecstatic when he booked an appointment for the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the Javits Center on March 6.

After Cosme was vaccinated, he continued to wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines but he became "very confused and began doing things that were not normal," his daughter, Michelle Torres, told The Post.
"April 1 was the very first day he started to have symptoms," Torres said. "He had a cough, fever, chills, everything."
The 31-year-old drove her father to a clinic where he tested positive for COVID-19 and he was instructed to quarantine for 10 days.

Comment: The Johnson & Johnson vaccine uses double-stranded DNA. In their small-scale tests, the double-stranded DNA "vaccine" showed to be very dangerous, much more than the virus itself. With Pfizer's "vaccine" the mRNA (DNA) technology is being used for the first time, and all data so far are showing that all of them are very dangerous with so many severe side effects and death cases.

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Pistol

60 expressway shootings in Mayor Lightfoot's Chicago

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There have been 60 shootings on expressways in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's (D) Chicago so far this year.

Fox News notes this puts the city on pace to top the 128 shootings witnessed in all of 2020, and it already surpasses the 52 such shootings which took place in 2019.

Illinois State Police are responding to the gun violence surge by spending $12.5 million on cameras with which to monitor the expressways.

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Light Sabers

National guard deployed to Minneapolis suburb to quell riots following police shooting UPDATE

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Demonstrations erupted in a Minneapolis suburb on Sunday night after a police officer fatally shot a man during a traffic stop.

Crowds of mourners gathered at the site of the shooting, and relatives identified the victim as Daunte Wright, an African American resident of the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center. Police did not identify the driver and said the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office will release the name once the family was notified.

Chief Tim Gannon of the Brooklyn Center Police Department said officers pulled the man over for a traffic violation and attempted to detain him when they learned of a warrant out for the man's arrest. However, the man reentered his car, at which point an officer shot him.

Comment: Daunte Wright's mother claimed that he did no wrong and was being wrongfully arrested over air freshners hanging down from his rear-view mirror (technically against the law in Minnesota). But that ignores the fact the he had an outstanding warrant out for his arrest and that he attempted to flee his arrest. Her comments ignore the likely fact that if Daunte Wright had not attempted to escape his arrest, he would still be alive.

The idea that there is a "war" going on between police and citizens continues. The people looting and rioting as a result of the shooting are accomplishing nothing. This all seems to be going according to someone's plan. Seems like we're being set up for another summer of riots and protests across the US.

UPDATE: Police say fatal shooting of Daunte Wright appears to be accidental. From Yahoo!:
Police in Brooklyn Center, Minn., say the female officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, during a traffic stop Sunday accidentally drew a handgun instead of a Taser when she killed him.

"There is nothing I can say to lessen the pain of Daunte Wright's family," Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said during a press conference Monday afternoon.

At the briefing, Gannon played bodycam footage of the incident, which shows an officer attempting to handcuff Wright outside his vehicle when Wright suddenly jumps back inside. A female officer can be heard yelling, "Taser! Taser! Taser!," before discharging her weapon as Wright drives away.

The officer can then be heard saying, "Oh, shit, I just shot him," in apparent disbelief.
But Daunte Wright's father says he 'can't accept' police claim that officer meant to use taser. From The Hill:
The father of Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old Black man who was fatally shot on Sunday by a police officer at a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minn., says he "can't accept" authorities claiming that the officer meant to use a Taser instead of firing her gun.

"I cannot accept that," Aubrey Wright told ABC's Robin Roberts on "Good Morning America." "I lost my son. He's never coming back. I can't accept that a mistake — that doesn't even sound right. This officer has been on the force for 26-plus years. I can't accept that."

Daunte Wright's mother, Katie Wright, told "Good Morning America" that she would like to see "justice served" and the officer "held accountable for everything that she's taken from us."

Meanwhile, as well as the National Guard being brought in, Minnesota has had curfew imposed in response to the riots.




More from RT:
CNN's live coverage of nighttime clashes between BLM protesters and police in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota took an unusual turn when an angry man confronted the reporter about the media supposedly making things worse.

The on-air exchange between CNN's Sara Sidner and the man, who refused to identify himself, happened on Monday evening. Sidner was reporting from the scene of intense clashes involving people protesting the death of 20-year-old black man Daunte Wright, who was killed by a police officer on Sunday.

The protest has spread to other cities as a vigil for Daunte Wright in Portland (of course) turned into riot with clashes outside police station. From RT:
A riot was declared in Portland, Oregon on Monday night after protesters threw rocks and other objects at police officers. They demanded justice for Daunte Wright, a black man who was fatally shot by police over the weekend.

After attending a vigil for Daunte Wright, who died in a botched arrest attempt in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, protesters staged a march, chanting, "Every city, every town - burn the precincts to the ground!"


The crowd headed towards the Penumbra Kelly building, where the city's police precinct and a local sheriff's office are located. According to local TV channel KWG, there were around 250 protesters.


Police said people were throwing bottles, rocks, and fireworks at the officers, as well as breaking windows and starting fires as they attempted to break into the building.
Cue the Twitter war! From RT:
Amid a second night of rioting and clashes between police and protesters in Minnesota, Twitter found its own battleground - reacting in a morally superior and politically convenient way to the ransacking of a Dollar Tree store.

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One of the targets was a local branch of Dollar Tree, a discount retailer. The chain sells food and household items as cheaply as possible, serving as a major supplier for poorest communities. So it's no wonder that the outlet's demise was soon picked up by conservative commentators as the latest example of how BLM protesters don't really care about black communities and only want looting and chaos.


Their ideological opponents appeared en masse to explain why a bit of property damage was OK when done for the right cause. Dollar Tree is a rich corporation exploiting black people, they suggested, so you can't possibly value some store more than the life of Daunte Wright, and, most of all, what about the Capitol Hill riot? Or so the arguments went.




Also on Twitter, some users are asking why the name of the police officer who shot Daunte Wright is released, but not Capitol riot killer responsible for the death of Ashli Babbit. From RT:
Amidst the protests following the shooting of Daunte Wright at the hands of police, conservatives got Ashli Babbitt's name trending again, asking why the officer who shot her during the Capitol Riot was never publicly identified.

The officer who shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright on Sunday has been revealed as Kim Potter, whom Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said accidentally discharged her weapon during a traffic stop, resulting in Wright's death.

On Tuesday, as Potter's name came to be known, some conservatives pushed another name to trend on social media: Ashli Babbitt, who was infamously killed on camera during the US Capitol riot by an officer whose name was never released. Critics quickly theorized as to why one name was released so quickly while another has been kept hidden since January 6.

"Ashli Babbitt was white and conservative and therefore her life had no value, in the eyes of BLM and the media," Daily Wire's Matt Walsh wrote in response to a question about Potter's name being released.

"Why do they only protect some officers?" Gateway Pundit's Cassandra Fairbanks originally asked, kicking off the comparisons.