U.S. Protests - There's Something Happening Here

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Ambush shooting of 2 police officers in L.A., demonstrators block hospital emergency room entrance, shout "We hope they die".

 

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Apparently the Grand Jury finding/verdict in the James Schulock (sp is not correct) case is going to be released soon

Command Central is set up in the CHI arena parking across the street/railroad tracks from us.
 

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Ambush shooting of 2 police officers in L.A., demonstrators block hospital emergency room entrance, shout "We hope they die".


And which of these politicians responded in the most appropriate way?
President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden condemned the shooting.
"When we find that person, we got to get much faster with our courts, and we got to get much tougher with our sentencing," Trump told a group of supporters in Las Vegas on Sunday.
Biden called the shooting "absolutely unconscionable."
"Acts of lawlessness and violence directed against police officers are unacceptable, outrageous, and entirely counterproductive to the pursuit of greater peace and justice in America -- as are the actions of those who cheer such attacks on," Biden said in a statement.
Democratic US Rep. Adam Schiff, whose district includes parts of Los Angeles County, called the attack "cowardly."
"Every day, law enforcement officers put themselves at risk to protect our community," Schiff tweeted. "I hope the perpetrator of this cowardly attack can be quickly brought to justice."
 

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Watch five police officers tackle and arrest an Asian American reporter who was not resisting, followed by misleading comments by the law enforcement leadership stating they didn't know she was a reporter, resulting in another investigation by the county:
Video from Huang's phone also appears to show two sheriff's deputies stepping on Huang's phone and kicking it. Whether it was an attempt to damage the phone remains unclear, but the deputies did not take the reporter's belongings with her as she was arrested and instead left her wallet and phone on the street, according to the reporter and her editor.
I was put in the back of a patrol car -- the start of some 5 hours in LASD custody that began with the deputy refusing to uncuff me so I could put my face covering back on, telling me I just had a “scrape” when I was bleeding from my foot and not giving me back a shoe
— Josie Huang (@josie_huang) September 13, 2020
According to another related article, this is the second incident in a couple days and the Sheriff doubled down with some interesting comments:
Villanueva said that his staff were justified in their behavior because, he claimed, they have observed people who “try to pass themselves off as journalists” at protests. Further, he claimed that Huang could not reasonably expect deputies to be familiar with her employer, a leading public radio station in Los Angeles. “She’s yelling ‘KPCC, KPCC,’ but unfortunately, that’s not a household name,” he said. According to audience metrics listed on KPCC’s website, the outlet has an estimated monthly audience of nearly 4 million individuals.

The incident with Huang came only a day after LASD deputies, dressed in riot gear, appeared at a press conference at which activists were criticizing the department’s handling of the killing of Dijon Kizzee. At that event, a deputy grabbed a legal observer, and others ordered reporters to leave the area where the press conference was taking place.
 

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Watch five police officers tackle and arrest an Asian American reporter who was not resisting, followed by misleading comments by the law enforcement leadership stating they didn't know she was a reporter, resulting in another investigation by the county:

According to another related article, this is the second incident in a couple days and the Sheriff doubled down with some interesting comments:

2 officers ambushed and fighting for their lives; thugs video woman officer getting out of her police vehicle, shot in the jaw, trying to assist the other officer who was shot as they mock her and provide no assistance; mobs block entrance and exits to hospital emergency room, as they shout, "We hope you die"; and this is what you found concerning? So typical of leftist haters. That reporter was in the wrong and is milking this as much as she can for her 15 minutes of fame.
 

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And which of these politicians responded in the most appropriate way?

That's rich since Biden and his team didn't even acknowledge that there was rioting, looting, and mayhem since the end of May, until the polls recently showed that he better start acknowledging and responding to the rioting, looting, and mayhem.
 

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Don Lemon warns of democratic blind spot on riots because "it shows up in the polling"

And you are trying to prove .......????

Don't mind objective analysis but you are constantly posting things that just show your confirmation bias. However you will not address the issues with your glorious orange leader.
 

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Don Lemon warns of democratic blind spot on riots because "it shows up in the polling"


 

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2 officers ambushed and fighting for their lives; thugs video woman officer getting out of her police vehicle, shot in the jaw, trying to assist the other officer who was shot as they mock her and provide no assistance; mobs block entrance and exits to hospital emergency room, as they shout, "We hope you die"; and this is what you found concerning? So typical of leftist haters. That reporter was in the wrong and is milking this as much as she can for her 15 minutes of fame.
No she wasn't in their way. Her videos in her phone which the police would have liked to seen destroyed showed she was using the zoom because she was social distancing.

Like the L.A. Times group journalists noted, people can (and should) denounce both violence against police officers and suppression of freedom of the press. I'm sorry if you are unable differentiate between two separate but important issues, but that's your problem not mine.
 

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On Tuesday, special prosecutor Frederick Franklin announced that the grand jury had reached a decision. It charged Gardner with four counts: manslaughter, attempted first-degree assault, terroristic threats and use of a firearm in connection with a felony.
A spokesperson for Joint Forces Headquarters Command in Washington, D.C., confirmed to NPR that hours before federal police officers cleared a crowded park near the White House with smoke and tear gas on June 1, a military police staff officer asked if the D.C. National Guard had a kind of "heat ray" weapon that might be deployed against demonstrators in the nation's capital.
The email went on to say that the ADS can direct a beam toward a group and that "provides a sensation of intense heat on the surface of the skin. The effect is overwhelming, causing an immediate repel response by the targeted individual."

Last month, The New York Times reported that U.S. border officials weighed deploying the so-called heat ray against migrants a few weeks before the 2018 elections. The Times reported that Kirstjen Nielsen, then secretary of homeland security, told an aide after the meeting "that she would not authorize the use of such a device, and that it should never be brought up again in her presence."
I read additional background on this weapon and no one uses it because it's likely to result in human rights violations. Just like in 1970, human rights violations won't stop this commander-in-chief.
 

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Uh, wow.
Jake Gardner-who was charged with manslaughter among othe charges last week in the death of James Scurlock was found dead in Oregon.

James was killed during protests in May.


 

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I think his defense was going to be PTSD from serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. I fond that far fetched as was a known racist as is his father.

I believe that PTSD would be triggered by being in jail, but not that it was the cause of terrorist threats, manalaughter and other charges.
 

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I think his defense was going to be PTSD from serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. I fond that far fetched as was a known racist as is his father.

I believe that PTSD would be triggered by being in jail, but not that it was the cause of terrorist threats, manalaughter and other charges.

and James Scurlock, the perp, was just an innocent bystander? not guilty of anything, right? This is truly backwards that protecting your own property is no longer allowed under the leftist socialist regime. What a farce.
 

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First of all, not his property. His lease was terminated, rumor has it that it was being terminated before that night due to non payment of rent. Bars had been closed for months and only reopened to limited numbers people and hours July.

Second he posted all ove social media that he was going to be there with armed.

Third any veteran that I know, and I do know some with severe PSTD avoid situations like this.

But the main thing is that it was not his property and he was losing his lease.
 

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Telling that the poster in question seems to place a higher value on property than the lives of black people being killed by police. Interesting way to try to shift the narrative of threads to say the least.
I was just going to post this.
 

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and James Scurlock, the perp, was just an innocent bystander? not guilty of anything, right? This is truly backwards that protecting your own property is no longer allowed under the leftist socialist regime. What a farce.
Yes again you like to blame the victim, not the perpetrator. As long as the person doing the shooting aligns with your right-wing redneck way of thinking.
 

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Shimon Prokupecz reports:

Louisville Metro Police Department Chief has declared “a state of emergency” for the LMPD ahead of an expected announcement by the Kentucky attorney general regarding his office’s investigation into Breonna Taylor’s death.

:eek:
 

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Shimon Prokupecz reports:

Louisville Metro Police Department Chief has declared “a state of emergency” for the LMPD ahead of an expected announcement by the Kentucky attorney general regarding his office’s investigation into Breonna Taylor’s death.

:eek:

I'm guessing that means they aren't going to charge the officers.
 

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