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BLM protesters in New York 'CHAZ' mock cops over college education, call officer 'black Judas'

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© REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
A protest to defund the police in the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" in New York on June 30.
Tensions were high in New York's so-called 'City Hall Autonomous Zone' (CHAZ) on Tuesday night, with protesters mocking cops over their education. The scenes left the demonstrators facing accusations of snobbery and privilege.

Eyewitness footage shot outside City Hall in Manhattan shows protesters berating the police with a torrent of abuse, suggesting the officers are "getting paid to sit there like f**king idiots."

One man in a skirt even twerked in front of the police before launching a verbal tirade, claiming that hairdressers have to go to school for longer than police do and that cops "can't even read a f**king history book."


The beskirted man then directed his abuse at a black officer. "Traitor, traitor to your f**king people! You're like the f**king black Judas! Selling Christ for f**king 33 cents," he shouted while mincing back and forth before the line of cops.

The incident sparked a flood of criticism of the protesters' actions, with many accusing them of displaying an extraordinary level of arrogance. "Confirms what we already knew. College campuses imbue students with hateful, ahistorical rhetoric and then send them out into the world as smug Marxist clowns," commentator Erielle Davidson said on Twitter.


Comment: That's all that needs to be said about that!


Bizarro Earth

New York City bows to cancel culture, passes budget with nearly $1 billion in police cuts

New York City police
© James Rogers/ Fox News
The New York City Council voted to pass the 2021 budget on Tuesday night with cuts to police funding after weeks of fraught negotiations with Mayor Bill de Blasio, but some lawmakers complained it fell short of a $1 billion cut they and protesters demanded.

The austere, coronavirus-era budget tightens spending across city agencies, including a cut of nearly $484 million from the New York Police Department's $6 billion operating budget if the department can adhere to new overtime limits, the council said.

Another $354 million of police funding will be transferred to other city agencies, most prominently in the mayor's agreeing to shift oversight of school safety officers from the NYPD to the Department of Education, the council said.

After many hours of delays, a majority of 32 lawmakers voted via teleconference to pass the budget minutes shy of the midnight deadline, and 17 voted against it. Outside an empty City Hall, more than 1,000 protesters demanding the shrinking of a police department they decry as violent and racist continued a week-old encampment.

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Black Lives Matter rioter shoots at driver in Utah, then continues to protest

BLM protesters Provo, Utah
© Twitter / @NiasDiad
A screenshot shows protesters crowding the victim's SUV in Provo, Utah, June 29, 2020
A Black Lives Matter rally turned violent in the city of Provo, Utah, when a protester fired in the window of a vehicle at point-blank range. The injured driver floored the gas and escaped, as the gunman fired at him again.

Footage captured on Monday night shows the driver of an SUV approaching a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters, who swarm the vehicle as the driver attempts to make a right turn at an intersection. After a gunshot rings out, the driver pushes through the crowd and escapes along University Avenue at full speed.


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A picture of patriotism or an image of defiance? How standing for the Star-Spangled Banner has now become a controversial move

US women soccer players
© Reuters / Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports
US women soccer players who stood for their national anthem as their league got underway again have been labelled 'dumb white bitches' for not kneeling. How has patriotism now become a cause for offence?

The world has really gone bonkers when it is seemingly an act of defiance to stand for your own country's national anthem. It used to be the least controversial thing in the world, indeed the polite thing to do. Personally, I tend to do it for countries other than my own as well, as a mark of respect, whether that be at an international sports fixture, or just at an event where the anthem is played.

I'm British so we don't play ours a great deal. We do at Royal events obviously (the song is, after all, for Her Majesty), before England plays a football match, and at the FA cup final and so on, but for the most part that's it. But Americans play their national anthem a lot. The Star-Spangled Banner is belted out before virtually every sporting fixture from little league right up to the professional leagues.

I've always quite liked that aspect, it feels like a good unifier before, for example, a bunch of blokes knock seven bells out of each other on an NFL field. Even though the song is literally about the Yanks giving my boys a hell of a beating during the War of 1812; I've always stood up and dutifully removed my hat just before "Oh, say can you see..." rings out around the stadium, or wherever.

Bizarro Earth

NBA, union plan to paint 'Black Lives Matter' on courts in Orlando

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The NBA and National Basketball Players Association are planning to paint "Black Lives Matter" on the court inside both sidelines in all three arenas the league will use at the Walt Disney World Resort when it resumes the 2019-20 season late next month in Orlando, Florida, league sources told ESPN.

The WNBA is also discussing painting "Black Lives Matter" on the court when it begins its abbreviated 2020 season at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, sources said.

Sources also said some WNBA players have suggested in talks with league higher-ups that players wear warm-up shirts with "Say Her Name" on them in an attempt to keep attention on female victims of police brutality, including Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed by police in March in her home in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Facebook bans hundreds of 'boogaloo' accounts citing- without examples- 'real-world violence' while ANTIFA linked accounts are left alone

Boogaloo boys, Facebook
© Reuters / Rebecca Cook; Reuters / Dado Ruvic
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Hundreds of Facebook profiles said to be part of a "violent anti-government network" linked to the loose-knit "boogaloo" movement have been permanently deleted, the latest in a wave of mass bans targeting the political right.

Some 220 accounts, 106 groups and 28 pages were scrubbed from Facebook on Tuesday, the company said in a statement, alleging they were tied to a "dangerous organization" that had carried out real acts of violence. Ninety-five accounts on Facebook-owned Instagram also got the boot.

"This violent network is banned from having a presence on our platform and we will remove content praising, supporting or representing it," Facebook said in announcing the decision.
Acts of real-world violence and our investigations into them are what led us to identify and designate this distinct network.

Attention

Not funny: The 'hippy crack' laughing gas epidemic with deadly potential that's gripping the UK

nitrous oxide canisters
© Sean Gomersall
Nitrous oxide canisters, known colloquially as 'whippets' or 'chargers'
As lockdown eases, it's become clear that nitrous oxide is the new recreational drug of choice for many young people in Britain. But what does it do to users - and why is it legal to buy?

An epidemic of the recreational use of laughing gas - commonly called 'hippy crack' - is sweeping across the UK.

And the magnitude of the issue has been thrown into the spotlight following the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions.

As groups have taken over parks and beaches, campaigners have been stunned by the sheer amount of discarded nitrous oxide canisters.

Known colloquially as 'whippets' or 'chargers', 236 of them were collected in just half an hour in a car park at Seaburn beach near Sunderland. During a clear-up of pleasure spot Longniddry Bents in East Lothian, 533 were found. And police in Swansea, South Wales arrested three people in a car with 1,800 canisters.

Attention

Canadian newspaper issues TRIGGER WARNING over printing Canadian flag for Canada Day

chronicle herald trigger warning canadian flag
As North America continues to cower and capitulate to the mob, a cowardly Canadian newspaper has taken grovelling before our woke overlords to the next level.

The Chronicle Herald out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, has actually run a trigger warning for printing the Canadian flag in its Saturday edition.

They write: "To our readers: inside today's edition, on page A9, you'll find a Canadian flag to clip and post to help celebrate July 1. We understand the flag doesn't mean the same thing to everyone, however, we hope our readers recognize their ability to play a role in shaping Canada's future is a freedom worth acknowledging."

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Forbes censors award-winning environmentalist's apology over three-decade 'climate scare' - so here it is

Michael Shellenberger

Michael Shellenberger
Forbes has decided to unpublish an article by award-winning climate activist Michael Shellenberger, in which he apologizes "for the climate scare we created over the last 30 years."

Schellenberger, a progressive, was named one of TIME's "Heroes of the Environment," while his book Break Through was heralded by WIRED as potentially "the best thing to happen to environmentalism since Rachel Carson's Silent Spring."

His book Apocalypse Never was widely praised as an 'eye-opening, fact-based approach' to climate science and 'engaging and well-researched.'

Comment: While the author seems to be rather off in some of his pronouncements, the big picture is on-track - that climate alarmism is a dangerous cult that is as misinformed as it is radical, unnecessarily scaring the public and blaming them for their climate sins. One hopes his book will get some traction and make some of the radicals question their assumptions. No wonder Forbes scrubbed it.

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Actor Terry Crews evoked mixed reaction in Social Media for preaching unity for all races

Terry Crews
© Reuters / Danny Moloshok
Terry Crews poses at a premiere for the Netflix original film "Sandy Wexler" in Los Angeles, California, April 6, 2017
Actor Terry Crews has faced fury for pleading with the Black Lives Matter movement "not to morph into black lives better." Twitter quickly found the post, literally urging love "for every race, creed and ideology," problematic.

The star of 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' tweeted on Tuesday that he considers every "child of God" his "brother and sister," regardless of their race, religion or ideology. "We must ensure #blacklivesmatter doesn't morph into #blacklivesbetter," the African-American star added.

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