for Trump Not Being
Blamed for Riots 3 replies
On Friday’s The Last Word on MSNBC, fill-in host Katy Tur presided over a panel discussion which placed the blame for recent rioting on President Donald Trump, and also blamed Fox News for convincing Trump voters not see him as responsible. MSNBC contributor Yamiche Alcindor — who is also a correspondent for PBS NewsHour — recalled that President Trump has been trying to incorporate concerns over rioting into his campaign message, and then cited new polling suggesting that independents are turning against the Black Lives Matter movement because of the “chaos.” She concluded by fretting that the “peaceful message” of BLM is being “conflated” with “out of control rioters.” Here was Alcindor:
Pennsylvania on Monday 1 reply
Joe Biden will travel to western Pennsylvania on Monday to give remarks focused on how President Donald Trump has made America less safe, forgoing the chance to deliver that message in Wisconsin, where the president is planning a Tuesday visit. Biden faced mounting pressure to visit the battleground state amid violence after a police shooting in Kenosha. His decision to instead speak from Pennsylvania is designed to put some space between the violence and the former vice president as he continues to argue that the unrest in the city is an outgrowth of the president’s rhetoric that inflames racial tensions.
Will Go On Tuesday? 11 replies
President Trump is going to Kenosha, Wisconsin on Tuesday. During a trip to Louisiana and Texas Saturday to survey the damage done by Hurricane Laura, he was asked by a reporter if he planned to go to Kenosha. At the time, he said he “probably” would. By Saturday evening, the White House announced the president will indeed travel to Kenosha. Trump plans to meet with local law enforcement and to survey the damage done by riots in Kenosha. Asked if the president will meet with the family of Jacob Blake, a White House spokesman said the president’s schedule wasn’t “fully ironed out yet”.
for Kenosha protest
shooter Kyle Rittenhouse 12 replies
A conservative student organization at Arizona State University announced on Friday that they will be accepting donations to support the legal defense of Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old charged with homicide in the killing of two people at protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin. College Republicans United, which split from the more mainline ASU College Republicans chapter in recent years, tweeted that a portion of the funds collected for the group would be donated to Rittenhouse. “He does not deserve to have his entire life destroyed because of the actions of violent anarchists during a lawless riot,” CRU stated in a tweet.
Boseman dies of cancer at 43 7 replies
LOS ANGELES — Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, died Friday of cancer, his representative said. He was 43.
Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side, his publicist Nicki Fioravante told The Associated Press. Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, his family said in a statement. “A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” his family said in the statement.
the Black Lives Matter
Narrative at the RNC 9 replies
Ann Dorn, the widow of retired Police Chief David Dorn, delivered tearful remarks about the death of her husband in the George Floyd riots in St. Louis. She spoke about fearing for David’s life every time he went out to help people, but on the night of June 2, he didn’t wake her up before leaving. She condemned the violent riots as the opposite of peaceful protest. “The alarm that went off the morning of June 2nd was for real. It was a violent night in St. Louis. Four police officers were shot. Others were hit with rocks and fireworks.
‘Had a Knife in His
Possession’ during Shooting 10 replies
The Wisconsin Justice Department revealed Wednesday that Jacob Blake had admitted to investigators that “he had a knife in his possession” when he was shot seven times in the back by Kenosha police on Sunday. Investigators found a knife on the “driver’s side floorboard of Mr. Blake’s vehicle,” the DOJ release states. The DOJ also named the officer who shot Blake as Rusten Sheskey, a seven-year veteran of the force. The DOJ’s release said that, before Sheskey shot Blake, officers had “deployed a taser to attempt to stop Mr. Blake, however the taser was not successful.” There was no body-camera footage captured by the officers
for Dems, Because It Sounds
Like the Dem Memo Just
Went Out on the Riots 7 replies
The Democratic convention was an express embrace of the BLM in song and word, with the Democrats even Barack Obama, simply denying violence and calling them “peaceful protesters.” Here’s a little sample of that embrace. Democrats seem unable to condemn the violence. But Democratic polling must be very bad at this point. All the indications are that President Donald Trump has pulled more or less even with Joe Biden in polls, which likely mean he is really ahead if you count the “hidden Trump” vote. A large part of it is likely the Democratic embrace of the BLM, the failure of Democratic governors, mayors and DAs to do anything about it.
may bring ‘unsurvivable’ storm
surge to Texas-Louisiana border 9 replies
An intensifying Hurricane Laura grew stronger by the hour Wednesday over the Gulf of Mexico as forecasters said the system strengthened into an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm, spawning a storm surge that’s already swamped parts of the Gulf Coast. The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami said Wednesday after that Laura, now a major hurricane, has exploded into a Category 4 storm, threatening to bring life-threatening storm surge, extreme winds, and flash flooding over eastern Texas and Louisiana. As of 2 p.m. EDT, the storm is located about 200 miles south-southeast of Lake Charles, La., moving northwest at 16 mph with maximum sustained winds of 140 mph.
Don Lemon she has
‘the utmost respect’ for Trump 14 replies
he mother of Jacob Blake, a Black man whose police-involved shooting sparked riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, said Tuesday she has the “utmost respect” for President Trump and thinks the destruction plaguing her city is “disgusting.” Speaking to CNN’s Don Lemon in a Skype interview, Julia Jackson slammed the rioters who are using her son’s name as an excuse to loot and burn businesses. “My family and I are very hurt and quite frankly disgusted,” she said. “And as his mother, please don’t burn up property and cause havoc and tear your own homes down in my son’s name. You shouldn’t do it. People shouldn’t do it anyway, but to use
Rushes To Save Life Of Man Who Was Shot
In Head During Kenosha, Wisconsin, Riots 8 replies
The Daily Caller’s Richie McGinniss tried to save the life of an individual shot in the head during the Wednesday morning riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, according to videos posted to Twitter. McGinniss was covering the protest with The Daily Caller’s Shelby Talcott when multiple shots rang out, hitting one man in the side of the head. Video shows McGinniss running up to the victim to see what happened before taking off his t-shirt and immediately applying the shirt to the victims head in an attempt to slow the bleeding. Other bystanders rush
in Shooting on Third Night
of Rioting in Kenosha 10 replies
Two people are dead and a third is injured after a shooting Tuesday in Kenosha, Wis. where armed citizens intent on protecting local businesses confronted an angry crowd outside a car dealership during the third consecutive night of rioting over the shooting of Jacob Blake. One person was shot in the head and another in the chest, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. While no arrests have been made, Beth said authorities have been able to identify at least one person involved using social media footage of the incident. The sheriff’s office is investigating whether the shooting stemmed from a conflict between protestors and a group of men