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Leaked document reveals details of federal law enforcement patrolling Washington amid protests

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:45:14
Source: Yahoo! News

Exclusive: Leaked document reveals details of federal law enforcement patrolling Washington amid protests
Jana Winter Contributor, Yahoo News June 5, 2020

WASHINGTON -- A leaked Trump administration document details the federal law enforcement and military ...
 Leaked document reveals details of federal law enforcement patrolling Washington amid protests


57 members of Buffalo Police riot response team resign

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:23:32
Source: Buffalo News

All 57 of the members of the Buffalo Police Department's Emergency Response Team resigned Friday from the unit which responds to riots and other crowd control situations, the president of the union that represents Buffalo police officers told The Buffalo News.
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 57 members of Buffalo Police riot response team resign


Former White House chief of staff John Kelly said Friday he agrees with former Secretary of Defense

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:23:11
Interesting. The question is what would happen if Trump and Barr and the rest of the Republican Trump sychophants decide to go the route of military dictatorship. Tom Cotton and Ted Cruz would probably jump on the band wagon....
 Former White House chief of staff John Kelly said Friday he agrees with former Secretary of Defense


Police unit resigns in protest

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:23:09
"executing" is a heck of a Freudian slip......
 Police unit resigns in protest


Republicans signal less urgency to pass new stimulus bill after positive jobs report

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:22:26
Any wonder the numbers were probably cooked? Doubt you're going to see another $1200 check....
 Republicans signal less urgency to pass new stimulus bill after positive jobs report


9 firefighters hospitalized in Florida after ship explosion

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:02:45
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 9 firefighters hospitalized in Florida after ship explosion


Authorities seized thousands of dollars of masks intended to shield protesters from COVID-19

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 18:27:44
Source: Salon

The U.S. Postal Service told a Black Lives Matter-affiliated group that face masks it sent to protect protesters from the new coronavirus were seized by law enforcement, according to a new report.

The Movement for Black Lives bought tens of thousands of dollars wor...
 Authorities seized thousands of dollars of masks intended to shield protesters from COVID-19


ABC's Karl rips White House for 'flagrant violation' of social distancing in Rose Garden

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 18:24:57
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 ABC's Karl rips White House for 'flagrant violation' of social distancing in Rose Garden


UN agency: Iran violating all restrictions of nuclear deal

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 18:03:37
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 UN agency: Iran violating all restrictions of nuclear deal


EPA move to alter public health measures alarms advocates

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 17:35:38
Hat tip, Joe.My.God.

https://www.joemygod.com/2020/06/epa-unveils-plan-to-weaken-air-pollution-regulations/...
 EPA move to alter public health measures alarms advocates


Exclusive: Leaked document reveals details of federal law enforcement patrolling Washington amid pro

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 17:12:21
Article contains a link to the actual document....
 Exclusive: Leaked document reveals details of federal law enforcement patrolling Washington amid pro


In giant yellow letters, D.C. mayor sends message to protesters, and to Trump

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 16:13:04

 In giant yellow letters, D.C. mayor sends message to protesters, and to Trump


Cities Face More Unrest: Use-of-Force Questions: Protest Update

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 16:09:26
This just goes to show that the protests are not just for Floyd, but is directed at this culture that Trump has advocated of suppression by police through force. Floyd is not the first and he definitely will not be the last if Trump had his way....
 Cities Face More Unrest: Use-of-Force Questions: Protest Update


Trump says he hopes George Floyd 'looking down' and seeing today's jobs numbers as 'a great day for

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 15:23:34
Source: Independent.co.uk

Donald Trump says he hopes George Floyd, who was killed by police on Memorial Day after an officer forced his knee on the back of his neck for nearly nine minutes while facing the ground in handcuffs, is "looking down right now" and saying today is a "grea...
 Trump says he hopes George Floyd 'looking down' and seeing today's jobs numbers as 'a great day for


Canada unexpectedly adds 290,000 jobs on gradual reopening

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 15:11:16
That Canada also saw a gain undercuts the political conspiracies more than a little.

https://twitter.com/pbump/status/1268889225316962305...
 Canada unexpectedly adds 290,000 jobs on gradual reopening


Virginia city removes 176-year-old slave auction block

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 15:03:28
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 Virginia city removes 176-year-old slave auction block


Wall Street's rally accelerates after stunning jobs report

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 14:10:16
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 Wall Street's rally accelerates after stunning jobs report


Four Texas GOP county leaders share racist Facebook posts

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 14:08:54
Source: The Texas Tribune

Republican leaders in four Texas counties shared racist Facebook posts, some of which also floated conspiracy theories, leading Gov. Greg Abbott to call for two of them to resign.

Abbott and other top Texas Republicans called for the resignation of the ...
 Four Texas GOP county leaders share racist Facebook posts


Unemployment rate drops to 13 percent, as the economy began to lose jobs at a slower pace

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 12:34:48
Source: Washington Post

The federal unemployment rate declined to 13.3 percent in May from 14.7 percent in April, the Department of Labor said Friday, a sign that economy is recovering more quickly than economists had projected.

The economy gained 2.5 million jobs in May, as man...
 Unemployment rate drops to 13 percent, as the economy began to lose jobs at a slower pace


Republicans look at multi-city convention for Trump's renomination

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 12:25:43
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 Republicans look at multi-city convention for Trump's renomination


Trump Vows To Campaign Against Murkowski After She Praised Mattis' 'Honest' Criticism

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 12:12:33
my my!! Trumpy is enraged AGAIN!



https://twitter.com/nickconfessore/status/1268560617566240768?s=20...
 Trump Vows To Campaign Against Murkowski After She Praised Mattis' 'Honest' Criticism


NYC calmer as Buffalo police draw ire for protester injury

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 11:50:13
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 NYC calmer as Buffalo police draw ire for protester injury


MBTA board orders that buses won't transport police to protests, protesters to police

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 11:22:00
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 MBTA board orders that buses won't transport police to protests, protesters to police


Death of man after face mask arrest shines light on Mexican police brutality

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 07:50:00
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 Death of man after face mask arrest shines light on Mexican police brutality


California officer fatally shoots 22-year-old after mistaking hammer for gun, chief says

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 07:46:48
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 California officer fatally shoots 22-year-old after mistaking hammer for gun, chief says


Republican-led Senate confirms divisive Trump broadcasting nominee Pack

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 06:33:02
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 Republican-led Senate confirms divisive Trump broadcasting nominee Pack


NYT says Tom Cotton editorial 'did not meet our standards'

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 04:56:26
Source: The Hill

The New York Times said on Thursday the controversial op-ed written by Republican Sen. Tom Cotton (Ark.) "did not meet our standards."

The Times published the column, titled "Tom Cotton: Send In the Troops" on Wednesday, where he argued that the president should...
 NYT says Tom Cotton editorial 'did not meet our standards'


Woman in Racial Central Park Confrontation Gets Her Dog Back

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 04:21:39
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 Woman in Racial Central Park Confrontation Gets Her Dog Back


Kamala Harris Challenges Bill Barr to Say-Under Oath-that Clearing of Lafayette Square Was Unrelated

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 04:14:57
Well, mr. barr.. the ball is in your court.




https://twitter.com/SenKamalaHarris/status/1268624073900187648?s=20

AP FACT CHECK: Trump denies tear gas use despite evidence


By CALVIN WOODWARD yesterday


https://storage.googleapis.com/afs-prod/media/2b5e6cc447db423c918c2...
 Kamala Harris Challenges Bill Barr to Say-Under Oath-that Clearing of Lafayette Square Was Unrelated


Al Sharpton announces march in Washington on anniversary of historic demonstration

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 04:06:44
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 Al Sharpton announces march in Washington on anniversary of historic demonstration


Watch now: 2 Buffalo police officers suspended after protester injured at Niagara Square

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 04:05:44
https://twitter.com/David_Leavitt/status/1268724285700538370...
 Watch now: 2 Buffalo police officers suspended after protester injured at Niagara Square


People protesting the death of George Floyd hit the streets for 10th night

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 04:03:05
I actually think that protests have grown beyond the death of George Floyd, but are being driven in reaction to the racism, incompetence and hate of Donald Trump. ...
 People protesting the death of George Floyd hit the streets for 10th night


Councilors: 'We're going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department'

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 02:50:25
Interesting idea. I'm not sure what the bridge would be between the old force and the new alternative approach, but I think its long overdue. Has another major American city ever done something similar? I honestly don't know, but I think very shortly we will have entirely new models to policing ...
 Councilors: 'We're going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department'


GRAPHIC VIDEO: Buffalo police officers violently shove man onto ground

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 02:32:21
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 GRAPHIC VIDEO: Buffalo police officers violently shove man onto ground


Man who drew bow and arrow on Salt Lake City protesters charged with three felonies

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 01:26:13
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 Man who drew bow and arrow on Salt Lake City protesters charged with three felonies


George Washington University Law School Faculty Tried To Get Bill Barr's Honorary Degree Revoked

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 01:23:45
I'm sure Liberty University would offer a replacement......
 George Washington University Law School Faculty Tried To Get Bill Barr's Honorary Degree Revoked


Trump shares letter that calls peaceful protesters 'terrorists'

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 01:18:27
Source: CNN

(CNN)President Donald Trump on Thursday shared a letter on Twitter that referred to the peaceful protesters who were forcibly dispersed from a park near the White House on Monday evening as "terrorists."

The letter from veteran attorney and former Trump lawyer John D...
 Trump shares letter that calls peaceful protesters 'terrorists'


J.C. Penney announces 154 stores set to close this summer. Here's a map.

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 00:53:43
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 J.C. Penney announces 154 stores set to close this summer. Here's a map.


Esper Reverses Course Again, Orders Troops Out Of D.C.

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 00:45:01
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 Esper Reverses Course Again, Orders Troops Out Of D.C.


Conservative Appeals Court Rules Texans Have No Right to Vote by Mail

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 00:42:52

 Conservative Appeals Court Rules Texans Have No Right to Vote by Mail






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Peace demonstrations in the US October 26-28 2007
29.10 - 2007

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Large number of US citizens demonstrated against the war in Iraq (and the possible war in Iran) during this October weekend. Massive turnout in Boston and San Fransisco, and also in Chicago, LA and DC people took to the streets.
The message was: NO more war in Iraq! NO to a war with Iran!