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Rioters throw Molotov cocktails at police in Portland amid nationwide protests over Breonna Taylor case - Updates

molotov cocktail police Portland
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As expected, protests erupted in the US following the ruling in the Breonna Taylor case, with Portland agitators setting fire to the police precinct and bombarding officers with stones and Molotov cocktails.

Just hours after it was announced that Louisville officers would not face charges for the killing in March of 26-year-old emergency room technician Breonna Taylor during an alleged no-knock warrant incident, downtown Portland was once again flooded with protesters.

Comment: More violence, childish tantrums, and rioting from around the country:

Black Los Angeles cop harassed with slurs by protesters in 'demon masks'
Video has surfaced of masked protesters taunting a black Los Angeles police officer with slurs and obscenities. Unrest flared as no charges were filed against two officers involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor in Louisville.

As protests raged in cities across America following a grand jury's decision not to charge any of the officers with her murder, a group of masked demonstrators in Los Angeles surrounded a police officer and began taunting him with obscenities, according to a video posted to social media in the early hours of Thursday morning.

WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE


The officer remains composed as his assailants stick their smartphone-bearing hands in his face.


Another video from the same night showed a larger group of protesters, similarly clad in horror-movie masks, shouting abuse at cops as they pulled on the barricades the officers had erected to protect their headquarters.

Taunting cops has become something of a pastime for agitator elements amid the protests that have raged on and off since the May killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. A Sacramento officer was similarly harassed back in June, also remaining calm as his assailants blew smoke in his face and aimed a laser pointer at his eyes.

Hundreds turned out in Los Angeles to demonstrate against the ruling on Taylor's killing. The black EMT was shot while in bed in her Louisville apartment in what was supposed to be a drug raid - even though the dealer the officers were seeking was already in prison and lived miles away. Two of the officers responsible were not charged at all, while one was charged with wanton endangerment for firing into a neighbor's home.

Two LAPD officers were shot in an apparent ambush earlier this month as nightly protests raged. Some protesters turned out to block the hospital entrance as ambulances attempted to transfer the wounded cops to surgery, shouting "We hope they die" and "Death to the police."
'Knock your old-**s boyfriend out!' BLM protesters take over elderly couple's table at Florida restaurant
Angry racial justice activists were filmed threatening an elderly couple as they took over their table at an outdoor restaurant in St. Petersburg, Florida. The incident happened amid the protests over Breonna Taylor charges.

The video circulating on social media shows dozens of protesters carrying "No justice, no peace" signs and chanting "Stand up, fight back!" outside a restaurant. At one point, an activist comes up and sits on an empty seat at a table occupied by an elderly couple.

The woman says "This is my table" while trying to remove the activist from the seat but fails to do so. More activists then approach the table. One of them calls the woman "Karen" threatens to "knock your old-**s boyfriend the f**k out."


Protests erupted in several cities on Wednesday after a grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky revealed the charges in the case about the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor. A 26-year-old black woman, Taylor was killed in a March police raid when plainclothes narcotics officers attempted to serve a search warrant at her apartment.

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said the police had properly introduced themselves before Taylor's boyfriend opened fire on them. One officer was charged with "first degree wanton endangerment," rather than murder, which angered anti-police brutality and racial justice activists.

The protesters smashed storefront windows and started fires in Louisville. Two police officers were shot and wounded amid the chaotic atmosphere in the city. One suspect was taken into custody.
Shocking VIDEO shows Seattle cop riding his bike over man's head amid fresh wave of violent protests
At least 13 people were arrested as Seattle erupted into chaos following the Breonna Taylor case ruling. One officer was filmed pushing a bike over a protester's head, while another cop was struck in the head with a baseball bat.

A huge crowd of protesters gathered near Seattle's federal courthouse on Stewart St. and it wasn't long before the protests turned violent, as people began throwing glass bottles and other objects at police officers. The anger splashed out after Kentucky Attorney-General Daniel Cameron's announcement that the officers involved in the police shooting of Breonna Taylor in March would not be prosecuted for her death.

In one shocking moment, an officer was filmed pushing his bicycle over a prone protester's head.

WARNING: DISTURBING VIDEO


For now, the condition of the victim is not known. In its statement, local police confirmed they are aware of the footage and that the matter "will be referred to the Office of Police Accountability for further investigation."

Meanwhile, security officials claim a protester threw an explosive device near bike officers stationed outside the East Precinct, while also alleging that people cut the wires to security cameras in the area.

Eyewitness video from the scene purports to show an officer being struck in the back of the head with a baseball bat, cracking his helmet.


"In total, officers arrested 13 individuals for charges ranging from property destruction, resisting arrest and failure to disperse as well as assault on an officer," the police statement said, confirming that multiple officers were injured in the unrest.
Suspect in Louisville cop shooting facing assault charges as officers ID'd, 127 arrested
The suspect accused of shooting two Louisville police officers during Breonna Taylor demonstrations Wednesday night faces assault and wanton endangerment charges, authorities revealed Thursday, as they announced one officer was released from the hospital, and the second is out of surgery and expected to recover.

Larynzo Johnson, 26, was charged with two counts of assault in the first degree and 14 counts of wanton endangerment in connection with the shooting of police officers, Louisville Metro Interim Police Chief Robert Schroeder said at a press conference Thursday. The investigation is ongoing. He expected to be arraigned Friday.

LMPD Major Aubrey Gregory, who is White, was treated and released from University Hospital with a leg wound after being shot beneath his hip. Officer Robinson Desroches, who is Black, was struck in the abdomen is in stable condition after undergoing significant surgery and is expected to recover. LMPD also released two photos of the officers wounded.

Schroeder said police made 127 "protest-related" arrests across the city including in the Highland and downtown overnight amid the demonstrations following the grand jury decision to charge only one officer in connection to the police operation that killed Taylor, but not her death. There were also at least 16 instances of looting across the city.


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Johnson "intentionally used a handgun to fire multiple bullets at officers" addressing the crowd, the complaint said. Two officers were struck by bullets causing serious physical injury. Police said witnesses spotted Johnson firing a handgun at officers and running from the scene. The complaint said he was also in possession of a handgun at the time of his arrest and law enforcement recovered video of the shooting showing the suspect fire at officers.

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And then there's this doozie: Anarchists unpack U-Haul truck filled with riot gear in Louisville after Breonna Taylor verdict:
In the moments following the announcement today in Louisville that only one of the officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor in March would face criminal charges, rioters and demonstrators began to take up their positions.

Antifa and BLM protestors could be seen unloading shields, riot gear and signs from the back of a U-Haul. Many were dressed all in black bloc as they clamored around to get the gear.

"Shields, we got shields!" A voice yelled as people ran to the truck.


Protestors with shields blocked Louisville police cars in the streets, standing in front of the cars and refusing to move.

Democrat lawmakers have claimed both that Antifa doesn't exist and that there are no highly organized efforts to facilitate street violence in America. In this clip, captured by Daily Caller's Shelby Talcott, the high level of organization of this supposedly non-existent group is clearly visible.

The shields taken from the U-Haul were then used on the front lines of a protest march. This confirms that the street actions taking place in America are not as the media has portrayed, spontaneous acts of protest but in fact, well-funded and organized actions.


Riots were expected in Louisville today, as the National Guard was called in, police were put in readiness for a state of emergency, and Mayor Greg Fischer implemented a curfew. None of that put a stop to the beginning of the street protests in the city.



As demonstrations surged in Louisville, a man defending his business was surrounded as agitators screamed and tried to smash his windows.

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Massive fire breaks out in Huawei 5G research facility in China

Fires at Huawei
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A research and development lab of the Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies in the southern city of Dongguan caught fire, producing large clouds of thick grey smoke. Locals caught the incident on camera.

The videos show plumes of smoke coming from the building's top floors, and largely obscuring the sky above the facility. According to the local fire department, the flammable sound-absorbing cotton which the facility was using may be the main source of the blaze.


The fire was put out by the Dongguan city fire rescue department, city authorities say, and no casualties have been reported.

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Coming Soon to Your City: Victoria's Totalitarian Response to Covid is Setting a Precedent for Every Wannabe-Dictator

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Victoria police arresting a protester in Melbourne suburbs
Melbourne residents are prisoners in their city, risking indefinite detention for 'pre-crime' and even having their kids taken based on Covid statistics that are often inaccurate. How long before this spreads elsewhere?

Americans would be wise to pay attention to what's going on Down Under. Victorian Premier Dan Andrews has gone on a police-state shopping spree to rival the Patriot Act, recently introducing a bill that gives the state government the power to preemptively detain "high-risk" persons, indefinitely, in quarantine facilities based on mere suspicion they might not comply with self-isolation orders.

This is being justified using Covid-19 stats that even the fear-porn-loving media establishment has acknowledged are probably very much inflated, based on a test whose creator was reportedly horrified by the thought of using it to diagnose viral infection. Yet the same media establishment has embraced Andrews' totalitarian lockdown as a model the US should adopt.

Comment: Those who are placidly waiting for everything to 'go back to normal' may be surprised at the length of their prison sentences - the power elites have no plans to cede the control measures they are now enjoying without a MASSIVE pushback:


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Church sues DC mayor for banning outdoor worship services while she attends and supports massive outdoor protests

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser protest
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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser walks down 16th Street during a June 6 protest outside the White House.
In March, when the coronavirus pandemic began disrupting everyday life, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser — like many other state and local officials — began locking down businesses, schools, churches, and social events.

Included in Bowser's lockdown executive order was a ban on gatherings of 10 or more people.

As the city progressed through the pandemic and cases flattened, the city eventually expanded the allowed sizes of gatherings to 50 and upped the limit to 100 people for worship services — whether indoor or outdoor.

But apparently the mayor had no problem with massive outdoor protests and rallies with thousands of people.

Now one large Baptist church in D.C. is taking the mayor to court for her worship restrictions.

Capitol Hill Baptist Church launched a suit against the mayor and the district in federal court on Tuesday for "violating its rights under the First and Fifth Amendments," the lawsuit said.

The suit notes that while D.C.'s government has banned services with more than 100 people — even if held outdoors — city officials have facilitated and tolerated massive social justice protests, rallies, and events, the Washington Post noted.

Comment: Kudos to this church for having the courage to confront the Mayor's hypocrisy when many religious leaders have remained silent and turned their backs on their parishioners.


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Group suing Tulsa, Oklahoma mayor & health department over mask mandate, says it's harmful to healthy people

Resist the mask
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A group is suing Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and Tulsa Health Department Executive Director Bruce Dart, saying the city's mask mandate is harmful to healthy people.

Optometrist Robert Zoellner, Clay Clark, Dr. James Meehan, MD, and other Tulsa-based business owners are asking the city to immediately repeal the mask mandate which was passed by city council last month.

The group alleges wearing masks is causing healthy people to become sick while trying to prevent the spread of a disease that is not a deadly threat to children and much of the public.

"On the OSHA website it states that employers shouldn't make employees work in an environment where they have less than a 19.5 percent oxygen level," said Clayton Clark, one of the plaintiffs. "And the mandated masks cause employees to dip below a 19.5 percent oxygen level within 10 seconds of wearing a mask, so I don't want to make my healthy employees sick."


Comment: A longer video clip of press conference can be seen below:




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Israel tightens second lockdown amid soaring 'casedemic'

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Prayers during the ongoing Jewish High Holidays, as well as political demonstrations, would be limited to open spaces and no more than 20 people, and participants would have to remain within the restricted distance from home.
Israel on Thursday moved to further tighten its second countrywide lockdown as coronavirus cases continued to soar, ordering all nonessential businesses to close and requiring people to stay within 1,000 meters (yards) of their homes.

Prayers during the ongoing Jewish High Holidays, as well as political demonstrations, would be limited to open spaces and no more than 20 people, and participants would have to remain within the restricted distance from home.

The measures are set to go into force on Friday afternoon, as the country shuts down for the weekly Sabbath ahead of the solemn holy day of Yom Kippur on Sunday and Monday. Even during normal times, Israel completely shuts down for Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, with businesses and airports closed, roads empty, and even radio and television stations going silent.

In a televised address Thursday night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged the pain caused by the closure, but said the holiday season, when many businesses slow down in any case, was the best time to take action.

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UK Law Commission may designate misogyny as a hate crime

misogyny hate crime UK, domestic abuse
Misogyny could become a criminal offence in England and Wales to protect women, according to a report from the Law Commission.

The independent body, which is responsible for reviewing laws, will look at whether those abusing women because of their gender should have tougher sentences.

Currently, the groups and characteristics protected by law include race, religion, sexual orientation, disability and transgender identity.

The Law Commission is calling for evidence from victims of hate crimes, police officers, prosecutors and civil liberties groups which will be assessed to help establish how misogyny hate crimes could work in practice.

Comment: The snowflake tyrants will have a field day with this one - we can expect such a law to initiate another wave of male bashing.


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Officials insist second coronavirus lockdown in Russia 'unlikely', say recent growth in cases was predicted & is 'manageable'

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For ten days now, the number of Covid-19 cases in Russia has been on the rise. While many have expressed concern at the trend, fearing the kind of 'second wave' affecting other parts of Europe, officials appear to be calm.

For instance, Tatiana Ruzhentsova, head of the clinical department of at the national sanitary watchdog's Research Institute of Epidemiology, says she's unconcerned.

"We see no dramatic surge, but the incidence rate is showing upwards tendencies. I would like to stress once again that it was an expected situation because all those who have symptoms of respiratory infections are tested," she outlined, earlier in this week. "And it's only natural that we see this growth. Probably, it may mean a second wave, if we want to call it this way, but we don't expect any dramatic surges or a serious worsening of the situation."

Comment: Meanwhile Western governments are seizing the opportunity to further hystericize the population and pass insidious laws that not only remove freedoms but empower the ponerized authorities:


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DOJ: More than 300 charged with crimes committed 'under the guise' of peaceful protests since late-May

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Portland police walk past a fire started by a Molotov cocktail thrown at police on September 23, 2020 in Portland, United States.
The Justice Department on Thursday announced charges against more than 300 people who allegedly committed crimes since the end of May "under the guise" of peaceful protests, Fox News has learned.
"Through these acts, these individuals have shown minimal regard to their communities and for the safety of others and themselves."

— Justice Department
Hundreds of people were arrested in 29 states and are accused of federal crimes ranging from attempted murder, assault on a law enforcement officer, damaging federal property and arson, the Department of Justice said.

Comment: "War is peace."

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CNN 'pundit' spins heads by unleashing RACIST slur against Kentucky AG over Breonna Taylor verdict, DELETES tweets after backlash

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron
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Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron
Author and liberal journalist Sophia A. Nelson has set off a firestorm of accusations after calling black Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron multiple slurs, which she says she's allowed to say because she's mixed race.

"Uncle Tom. Step & fetch, Negro. The end," Nelson tweeted in reaction to Cameron's announcement that a former cop involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor would not be facing murder charges, but rather three counts of "wanton endangerment." It's a decision that has set off violent protests in Louisville, Kentucky and several other major cities.

Nelson, a frequent guest on CNN and writer for the Daily Beast, doubled down on the tweet on Thursday by reposting it to her followers.

Comment: The lefties are the true racists.

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