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"Protesters with the Black Femme March stopped on the interstate on their way back to Capitol Hill after going on their nightly march to the Seattle Police Department’s West Precinct."

"Moments before the car struck the demonstrators, the crowd had been dancing to the Cupid Shuffle, videos show. 'It was a festive environment,' said Aaron, a protester who didn’t want his last name used out of concern for his safety. Witnesses captured video that showed a white car* heading south at a high speed around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. It swerved around two vehicles positioned as a barrier to protect protesters across the I-5 lanes. Video showed the car careened toward the protesters and stru...
Tags: Death, Crime, Law, Dancing, Protests, Jaguar, Capitol Hill, Seattle, Aaron, Seattle Police Department, Ann Althouse, Seattle Seattle Times, Dawit Kalete

"Parents whispered about whether to stop their children from singing a popular protest song, while activists devised coded ways to express now-dangerous ideas."

"Seemingly overnight, Hong Kong was visibly and viscerally different, its more than seven million people left to navigate what [China’s new security law] would mean to their lives.... For some who had been alarmed by the ferocity of last year’s unrest, which at times transformed shopping districts, neighborhoods and university campuses into smoke-filled battlefields, the law brought relief and optimism. For others, who had hoped the desperate protest campaign would help secure long-cherished fre...
Tags: Hong Kong, Law, China, Terrorism, Protests, Free Speech, Hong Kongers, Xu, Ann Althouse, Janet Pang, Xu Ze

"This week, it was announced that Tucker Carlson Tonight recorded the highest-rated quarter for a cable news show ever...."

"[T]he data quickly debunks the notion that the channel and its hosts are not popular with the younger, key demographics... As was the case in total viewership, Fox News led by Carlson, dwarfed the competition in the 25-54 demo.... Carlson won the valued 18-48 demographic by an equitable margin... Executives are led to believe that the two demographics are highly influenced by Twitter and other social media platforms. Carlson, the media’s biggest star, provided a brutal counterpunch to that beli...
Tags: TV, Law, Protests, Fox News, Msnbc, Tucker Carlson, Hayes, Chris Hayes, Carlson, Ann Althouse, These Kids Today, Cancel Culture, Bobby Burack

"These iconoclasts appeared on the Capitol Square to cover over the hate graffiti inspired by the fire bombers, looters, and window smashers."

"Their target was the WI Veterans Museum on W. Mifflin Street, which had been vandalized by the Free Yeshua Musa/Mayor Satya anarchists. The message of this motley group ran counter to the anarchists who toppled the statues of Freedom Fighter Hans Christian Heg, who gave his life fighting slavery and secession, and of Miss Forward, exemplar of strong womanhood 20 years before female suffragism. Or the beatdown of State Sen. Tim Carpenter, D-Milwaukee. Or the fire bombing of the City County Build...
Tags: Law, Milwaukee, Protests, Posters, Madison, Ann Althouse, Mifflin Street, David Blaska, Capitol Square, Destruction Of Art, Hans Christian Heg, Yeshua Musa Mayor Satya, State Sen Tim Carpenter, City County Building Let

I'll just show you one example of the mockery I've seeing of this poor couple, who were beset by a mob and unable to get help from the police.

Fox News has done to our parents what they thought gangsta rap would do to us — Seltzer In Place (@VernorsHerzog) June 29, 2020 That went up this morning — after it's been in the news that these people are not uneducated right-wingers. They are lawyers (i.e., educated) and they are Democrats (with a record of donations). [UPDATE: Snopes says the reports that he donated to Democrats were wrong — mistaking him for someone else with the same name: "According to the FEC,...
Tags: Facebook, Crime, Guns, Law, Protests, Fox News, Republican National Committee, Mark, Donald J Trump, FEC, Instapundit, McCloskey, Snopes, Ann Althouse, Mark McCloskey, Trump Make America Great Again Committee

Washington Square Park... it's like it's Slaveowner Square Park....

Washington Square Park, NYC.— BILL HEMMER (@BillHemmer) June 29, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, NYC, Protests, George Washington, Washington Square Park, Ann Althouse, Slaveowner Square Park, Washington Square Park NYC

A real guillotine?

Nothing brings home the French Revolution analogy quite as well as an actual guillotine left outside the homes of rich people. Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité . . . and la guillotine. — Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) June 29, 2020 No, just a petite model guillotine: DC protester says: “when they become threatened, and we have no voice, the knives come out.” In front of a guillotine set up in front of Jeff Bezos complex in DC
Tags: Law, Protests, Death Penalty, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Hernandez, Jonathan Turley, Ann Althouse

"[S]ome miscreant(s) erected 50 signs declaring 'We Support Our Madison Police' on the lawn nearby the 'Forward!' statue’s base, that being on the State Street side of the Capitol."

"The mischief-makers, it would appear, do not believe that Madison police are institutionally racist. (In contrast to the folks who put up this ugliness on the boarded-up window of the State Historical Society directly across Carroll Street. We will not blot an otherwise beautiful blog post but you can see it here. Parental discretion advised. N.S.F.W.)"Writes David Blaska, displaying a picture of the "We Support Our Madison Police" — which were gone this morning when we drove by — and declining...
Tags: Law, Police, David, Protests, Madison, Graffiti, Capitol, Carroll Street, Ann Althouse, David Blaska, State Historical Society

"Donald Trump has deleted a tweet in which he approvingly shared a video showing one of his supporters yelling 'White power!' at a group of anti-Trump demonstrators."

"The US president, or someone with access to his Twitter account, deleted the controversial tweet at 11am Eastern time, more than three hours after it was posted at 7.39am," The Guardian reports.White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere has issued a statement on Trump’s retweet, saying the US president “did not hear” the portion of the video in which one of his supporters yelled ‘white power’ in an argument with anti-Trump demonstrators.“President Trump is a big fan of The Villages,” Deere s...
Tags: Florida, Law, White House, US, Protests, Donald Trump, Trump, Racists, Deere, Ann Althouse, Trump 2020, Judd Deere

"Why are you fighting me?"

“Why are you protecting it?!”BLM activist gets into a verbal exchange with an older black guy who was speaking up against tearing the statue down.#emancipationstatue— Sagnik Basu (@_sagnikbasu) June 27, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Conversation, Protests, Lincoln, BLM, Frederick Douglass, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Destruction Of Art, Sagnik Basu

Joe Rogan and Jon Stewart enthuse about the protests turning into something "foundational."

It seems different this time, they say.One thing that's different is that it happened on top of the coronavirus lockdown. It's been something of a national nervous breakdown. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Protests, Jon Stewart, Joe Rogan, Ann Althouse, Post-coronavirus Culture, George Floyd

"Here is a newsflash for CNN — I have a name and it's Tim Scott... News outlets like CNN time and time again refuse to use my name when referring to me in article headlines."

"The double standard with CNN is stunning. In fact, check out these headlines for Democrat Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker. Why is it that when I give a floor speech on the same topic, I am simply referred to as a black senator?"Writes Senator Tim Scott in in fundraising email I received at 7:54 this morning (full text below, after the jump).He quotes 2 CNN headlines — "Sen. Booker: This nation is greater than this" and "See Sen. Harris speech on anti-lynching legislation" — and and then ...
Tags: Headlines, Law, Senate, Journalism, Cnn, United States, Protests, Kamala Harris, North Charleston, Scott, Cory Booker, Tim Scott, Ann Althouse, Conservatism, Racial Politics, Sen Harris

"Just because he was anti-slavery doesn’t mean he was pro-Black" — UW-Madison students demanding the beloved Lincoln statue be extracted from its place of honor in the center of campus.

I'm reading the news report at Channel 3000 with near disbelief. This is not like the Lincoln statue in Washington D.C. that's been deemed problematic because he's looming over the figure of a slave like he's such a big shot "Emancipator."This is a lone, seated figure that has presided over Bascom Mall for decades and is inscribed on the hearts of those who have spent time — as I did for more than 30 years — at Wisconsin's beautiful university. I've taken many photographs of the statue, but I'll...
Tags: Photography, Law, Congress, Washington, Empathy, Sculpture, Protests, Slavery, Wisconsin, Lincoln, University Of Wisconsin, UW Madison, Rebecca Blank, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, McWhorter

"It’s getting more scary. My customers, they call me, and they don’t want to come down to State Street anymore. I don’t know what we’re going to do. Business is very tough. Very tough."

Said Abbul Lababidi, owner of Princess of India Imports on State Street, here in Madison, quoted in (Wisconsin State Journal). Statues were toppled, a state senator assaulted, windows broken and the state Capitol vandalized over several hours after the arrest of Devonere Johnson, 28, a Black activist.Passive voice. We're told, "Merchants say they are grateful that a man they claim repeatedly harassed and threatened several State Street business owners." When he was arrested, Johnson had gone i...
Tags: Shopping, Law, Restaurants, Protests, Wisconsin, Johnson, Madison, Capitol, State Street, Ann Althouse, Abbul Lababidi, Devonere Johnson

Did mainstream media just make a decision to downplay the protests? Was there some poll? Did the ratings come in?

Did the events in Madison, Wisconsin — with the toppling of a statue to the abstraction of progress and a statute of an antislavery hero — suddenly wake everyone up to the downside of encouraging chaos? I'm looking at The NYT and The Washington Post, and all the top stories are about Covid19 — the big story that the protests had overcome and submerged. Covid is back with a vengeance.On the WaPo home page, the "above the fold" area is full of Covid19 headlines. Then there are a few things about t...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Journalism, Protests, Manhattan, Nyt, Philadelphia, Biden, Black Lives Matter, Madison, Leo Tolstoy, Trump, Blackface, Democratic Party, Trump Tower, WaPo

"If this country doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it. All right?"

"And I could be speaking figuratively. I could be speaking literally. It’s a matter of interpretation... Let’s be very real.... What is this country rewarding? What behavior is it listening to? Obviously not marching. But when people get aggressive and they escalate their protests, cops get fired, Republican politicians talking about police reform... Wow, it’s interesting that you would [ask what Black Lives Matter hoped to achieve through violence] because this country is built upon violence. W...
Tags: Crime, Law, America, Military, Protests, Republican, Ny Post, Martha MacCallum, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Said Hawk Newsome, Greater New York Black Lives Matter

"You have to humanize the protest and the struggle. If you don’t have the faces of the protesters in 1968 in Prague..."

"... you don’t have a story. If you don’t have the people trying to take down the wall in Berlin in 1989, you don’t have a story. If you don’t have the faces of the protesters in Tiananmen Square, you don’t show to the rest of the world the reality of the situation."Said Eric Baradat, a photo editor, quoted in "Face of a Dissident As images from protests circulate online, some fear that individuals will become targets" (The Cut (NY Magazine).Consider this:“Six young men died within the first 4 y...
Tags: Photography, Privacy, Law, Berlin, Prague, Ethics, Protests, Ferguson, Madison, Tiananmen Square, Ann Althouse, Edward Crawford, Eric Baradat, NY Magazine Consider, Resita Cox

"You're white and you're telling this to 2 black police officers — do you see the problem with that a little bit?"

The insane jargon. The fanaticism. The lack of decency. The absolute certainty. — Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) June 23, 2020 ADDED: In order to defeat white supremacy, it’s important to rebuke black people who won’t do what they’re — Titania McGrath (@TitaniaMcGrath) June 23, 2020 ADDED: She fell into that white-person rhetoric — which I think has been identified as not politically correct — where you start naming the colors and go on to...
Tags: Law, Police, Color, Protests, Mcgrath, Andrew Sullivan, Ann Althouse, Insanity, Titania McGrath

"It's coming! Get ready!... It's coming. Get ready."

A warning we heard back in August 2011:That was right in front of the "Forward" statue — the statue that was pulled down last night. Here's a view of the "Forward" statue on June 5, 2012. It was the day of the Scott Walker recall election, and someone had put a Guy Fawkes mask on the figure: Here's the "Forward" statue in February 2011, at the height of the anti-Scott Walker protests: And here's "Forward" in a pussy hat, on the day of the "Women's March," January 21, 2017: Those were kinder, ...
Tags: Photography, Video, Law, Masks, Protests, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Madison, Ann Althouse, Wisconsin protests

"Glass from shattered car windows and storefronts littered the ground, whipping demonstrators along with tree branches and trash, video and interviews show. "

"Dirt and grit collected in mouths. Anyone without goggles had trouble keeping their eyes open. The roar of the blades was deafening. To calculate the approximate altitude of the Lakota [helicopter], The Post used geospatial data, building elevations, street widths and measurements of other street objects to create a precise scaled model of the intersection. It also used metadata from a photograph of the helicopter taken at 10:03 p.m. in the same spot to further build the 3-D environment. Sam Wa...
Tags: Post, Law, Washington, Iraq, Afghanistan, Military, Helicopters, Protests, Marine Corps, Smithsonian, Scary, National Portrait Gallery, Ward, Sam Ward, Ann Althouse, Kyleanne Hunter

"Protesters attempted to topple a bronze statue of former president Andrew Jackson in a park next to the White House on Monday night but were thwarted when police intervened."

"The scene unfolded dramatically as hundreds of demonstrators protesting police brutality locked arms around the statue in Lafayette Square shortly before 8 p.m., while chanting, 'Hey, hey, ho, ho, Andrew Jackson’s got to go.' Inside the metal pickets surrounding the statue, a smaller group — some clad in black with goggles, helmets and gas masks — scaled the statue and draped ropes around the seventh president astride a horse. Someone scrawled 'killer' in black on the pedestal below.... In a ch...
Tags: Law, Police, White House, Washington Dc, Protests, Jackson, Graffiti, Andrew Jackson, Lafayette Square, Ann Althouse, St John 's Episcopal Church, Destruction Of Art, BHAZ, Black House Autonomous Zone WaPo

Rule of law must first be strengthened by people power

Dynamic grassroots movements are especially needed in authoritarian states where institutions are fundamentally broken The post Rule of law must first be strengthened by people power appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Law, Democracy, Africa, United States, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, Protests, Governance, Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Omar al-Bashir, Sudan, Civil Society, Rule Of Law, Openaccess, Harare

"There has not yet been a single confirmed case in which someone who self-identifies as antifa led violent acts at any of the protests across the country."

"The president and his administration have placed an outsize burden of blame on antifa, without waiting for arrest data and completed investigations. This is not the first time Trump has pointed to antifa as a shadowy nemesis. But the misinformation created by his continued insistence of antifa’s involvement has led to more chaos and violence in an already turbulent moment. As always, the burden of proof rests with the speaker — and the administration has provided no evidence, only assertions th...
Tags: Law, Cotton, Lying, Protests, Nyt, Times, Black Lives Matter, Trump, Floyd, Tom Cotton, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Washington Post Fact Checker, Meg Kelly, Elyse Samuels

"So they take over a big chunk of a city called Seattle. I mean, we’re not talking about some little place, we’re talking about Seattle."

"Have you ever been to Seattle? They took over a big chunk and the governor, who’s radical left — all of these places I talk about are Democrat, you know that, every one of them, every one of them. And I’d have an offer out, I said, 'Anytime you want we’ll come in, we’ll straighten it out in one hour or less.' Now I may be wrong, but it’s probably better for us to just watch that disaster. I flew in with some of our great congressmen... and I said to them, 'Congressmen, what do you think? I can ...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Minneapolis, Washington Post, Police, Protests, Seattle, Jones, Trump, Tulsa, Seattle Fire Department, Seattle Police Department, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Order And Chaos, Omari Salisbury

"It is, unfortunately, a zombified collective fighting a bogeyman that they have invented."

"... these people have de-individuated and they've become a true mob and they are pushing policies that make no sense and endanger us all...."Do you remember Bret Weinstein?In March 2017 he wrote a letter to Evergreen [State College] faculty, objecting to a change in the college's decades-old tradition of observing a "Day of Absence" during which minority students and faculty would voluntarily stay home from campus to highlight their contributions to the college. The announced change would flip ...
Tags: Law, Youtube, Protests, Weinstein, Joe Rogan, Evergreen State College, Ann Althouse, Bret Weinstein, Bret Weinstein?In, Evergreen -LSB- State College

"Is it me, or do we seem to have a problem with sculpture today? I don’t mean contemporary sculpture..."

"... whose fashionable stars (see Koons, Murakami et alia) pander to our appetite for spectacle and whatever’s new. I don’t mean ancient or even non-Western sculpture, either. I mean traditional European sculpture — celebrities like Bernini and Rodin aside — and American sculpture, too: the enormous universe of stuff we come across in churches and parks, at memorials and in museums like the Bode. The stuff Barnett Newman, the Abstract Expressionist painter, notoriously derided as objects we bump...
Tags: Law, San Francisco, Blogging, Sculpture, Protests, Manhattan, Richard Serra, Rodin, Bernini, Picasso, Hegel, Leonardo, Junipero Serra, Barnett Newman, Michael Kimmelman, Charles Baudelaire

"Of course they despise Washington. Notice the graffiti '1619' on the toppled statue...."

Of course they despise Washington. Notice the graffiti “1619” on the toppled statue. And the burnt flags. The NYT must be proud. They taught these people well.— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) June 19, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Washington, Protests, Slavery, Nyt, George Washington, Andrew Sullivan, Ann Althouse

A decade ago, this scientist predicted 2020 would bring 'peak' chaos to the U.S.

Cliodynamics is a relatively new area of research that aims to take a scientific approach to studying history.In 2012, a scientist named Peter Turchin published a paper describing how political instability in the U.S. tends to repeat over short- and long-term cycles.Turchin suggests that political instability in the U.S. is driven by underlying factors like falling wages, wealth inequality, and intra-elite competition. If we don't understand the mistakes from our history, we may be doomed to re...
Tags: Russia, Time, Society, Innovation, Protests, Violence, Inequality, Trump, Peter Turchin, Journal of Peace Research, Turchin, Roman Empire Egypt China, Andrey Korotayev

Fists — a blackface fist and Biden doing fists.

At Drudge right now:The link on "Long, Hot Summer" goes to "In Miami-Dade, dueling rallies in support of Black Lives Matter and President Trump" (Miami Herald). I don't really know what's in that article that justifies the photograph of what I'm calling a blackface fist or that headline using a phrase that back in the 1960s meant there would be "race riots" in the city all summer....It's got to be to chime with that blackface fist that Drudge chooses 2-fisted Biden to illustrate "POLL: Trump los...
Tags: Google, London, Law, United Kingdom, Winston Churchill, Protests, Biden, Trump, Blackface, Don, Hendrix, Miami Dade, Drudge, Ann Althouse, Trump Miami Herald

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