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Did Fire Caused by Gender Reveal Party Damage More Property Than 2020 Protests?

The viral claim seemed to be an attempt to counter U.S. President Donald Trump's framing of Black Lives Matter protests.
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A Target store destroyed during Minneapolis protests will reopen after what the company says is one of its 'fastest rebuilds' ever

The Lake Street Target store in Minneapolis was destroyed amid civil unrest after George Floyd's death in May. Adam Bettcher/Reuters Target will reopen the Minneapolis store in mid-November that was destroyed during racial protests earlier this year, the retailer announced in a blog post on Thursday. The rebuild will be "one of the fastest rebuilds of a Target store ever," according to Target Senior Group Vice President Cephas Williams, Jr., who wrote the blog post. "We want the Lake S...
Tags: Nordstrom, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Trends, Chicago, Williams, Protests, Retail, Grocery, Target, Black, Barber, Lake Street, Big Box, Reuters Target, Adam Bettcher


Rep. Val Demings says President Trump was 'walking around with a gasoline can' while 'America was on fire' during civil unrest

Florida Democratic Rep. Val Demings questions Attorney General William Barr during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Rep. Val Demings of Florida sharply criticized President Trump's handling of racial-justice demonstrations during an ABC interview on Sunday.  Demings accused Trump of stoking tensions as racial-justice protests rocked the country.  She said Trump was "not trying to sow peace and calm, but actually throwing fire onto...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Minneapolis, Abc, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Protests, Portland, Biden, St Louis, Donald Trump, Trump, Mark, Donald John Trump


Portland Police ended Critical Mass. They should do the same to the Trump caravan

Critical Mass participants being arrested in downtown Portland in April 2006.(Photos: Kerrke Yu / a href=”http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/04/338491.shtml “>Indymedia) The massive, pro-Trump caravan of car and truck drivers that rampaged through downtown Portland last Saturday is poised to return. On Monday, organizers plan to “rally for our President” and honor Aaron Danielson, the man who was shot and killed in one of the many altercations that took place during the chaotic event six...
Tags: Facebook, Police, San Francisco, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Aclu, Portland, BLM, Trump, Ginsberg, Portland Police Bureau, Lovell, Biel, Portland Police, Jonathan Maus


Victim of collision during pro-Trump ‘cruise rally’ seeks witnesses

Car runs over bicycle, police arrive to investigate pic.twitter.com/0TQ7AO6JYH — Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) August 30, 2020 Amid the chaos of the pro-Trump “Cruise Rally” on Saturday August 29th, video emerged from journalist Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) that showed a bicycle lodged under the front axle of a BMW SUV. Now the owner of the bicycle is seeking justice and needs witnesses to come forward. The footage shocked many who saw it because the worst outcome was feared: That a person was serious...
Tags: Washington, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Donald Trump, Trump, Chris Thomas, Jonathan Maus, George Floyd Protests, Sergio Olmos, Trump Cruise Rally


U.S. Agencies Sued for Records of Unmarked Agents Who Rounded Up Portland Protesters

A watchdog group investigating the deployment of federal police against protesters in Portland and other cities announced a lawsuit against the U.S. Justice Department and other agencies on Friday, accusing government officials of unlawfully withholding public records under the Freedom of Information Act.Read more...
Tags: Science, Portland, Department Of Justice, Department Of Homeland Security, U S Justice Department, George Floyd Protests, U S Agencies Sued for Records


U.S. Agencies Sued for Records on Unmarked Agents Who Rounded Up Portland Protesters

A watchdog group investigating the deployment of federal police against protesters in Portland and other cities announced a lawsuit against the U.S. Justice Department and other agencies on Friday, accusing government officials of unlawfully withholding public records under the Freedom of Information Act.Read more...
Tags: Science, Portland, Department Of Justice, Department Of Homeland Security, U S Justice Department, George Floyd Protests, U S Agencies Sued for Records


Peaceful Protests, Violent Clashes Erupt Over The Weekend In Some U.S. Cities

(CNN) — Protests flared up across the country this weekend, two months after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis catalyzed a nationwide reckoning over race and policing. From Portland to Seattle to Louisville, Kentucky, protesters took to the streets, as the nation honored the life of civil rights hero John Lewis. Some protests were largely peaceful. Others descended into clashes between law enforcement and demonstrators. Here’s a break down of the unrest. Portland, Oregon Portla...
Tags: John Lewis, News, Minneapolis, Navy, California News, America, Dhs, Cnn, Austin, Portland, Homeland Security, Victoria, Seattle, Donald Trump, Taylor, Black


Opinion: Making space for the protests and the issues behind them

At last night’s protest this man shared his story about his grandparents living in Vanport (which he said was “just like Katrina”), growing up in now-gentrified northeast Portland, and how apartments near his old home rent for $2,000 a month. (Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) Hello BikePortlanders. Mayor Ted Wheeler at the wall in front of the Federal Courthouse last night. It’s been difficult for me to give my full attention to bicycling and transportation-related news for a while now. To...
Tags: Opinion, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Wheeler, Portland, Donald Trump, Editorial, Trump, Sinclair, Portland Police Bureau, Ted Wheeler, Federal Courthouse, Jonathan Maus, Vanport, Lilith Sinclair


Opinion: Space for the protests and the issues behind them

At last night’s protest this man shared his story about his grandparents living in Vanport (which he said was “just like Katrina”), growing up in now-gentrified northeast Portland, and how apartments near his old home rent for $2,000 a month. (Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) Hello BikePortlanders. Mayor Ted Wheeler at the wall in front of the Federal Courthouse last night. It’s been difficult for me to give my full attention to bicycling and transportation-related news for a while now. To...
Tags: Opinion, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Wheeler, Portland, Donald Trump, Editorial, Trump, Sinclair, Portland Police Bureau, Ted Wheeler, Federal Courthouse, Jonathan Maus, Vanport, Mayor Wheeler


Feds erect wall on city-owned street, blocking travel lane on SW Main

(The fence completely blocks a travel lane on SW Main and partially blocks a lane on SW 3rd.) The Trump administration’s military occupation of Portland has expanded into the public right-of-way. And so far, the City of Portland is letting it happen. Today, federal employees installed a massive steel fence anchored by concrete barricades around the U.S. courthouse on Southwest Main. The wall creates a complete blockage of a city-owned sidewalk and travel lane. Bicycle riders are being...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Donald Trump, Ada, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Portland Bureau of Transportation PBOT, Chloe Eudaly, Portland Fire Bureau, Jo Ann Hardesty, Fire Bureau, George Floyd Protests


Three days of resistance and a fight for our streets

The presence of federal troops in Portland has galvanized Portlanders and there’s been a resurgence of protests at the Justice Center.(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) We will never have “safe streets” until everyone feels safe using them. That ostensibly obvious and simple concept has become anything but in the past few months since George Floyd was choked to death by a police officer in Minneapolis. Whether you are Black or brown and/or exercising your First Amendment rights — our streets an...
Tags: Minneapolis, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Trump, U S Congress, Justice Center, Ted Wheeler, Jonathan Maus, Sarah Iannarone, Jo Ann Hardesty, Mark Gamba, George Floyd, George Floyd Protests, Wall of Moms


Feds Must Answer for Aerial Spying on Protesters, Lawmakers Say

Nearly two dozen House Democrats signed letters on Friday demanding answers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Customs and Border Protection regarding the use of aerial surveillance deployed to monitor protesters after the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd in May.Read more...
Tags: Science, Minneapolis, House, First Amendment, Government Surveillance, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Customs And Border Protection, George Floyd, George Floyd Protests, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Customs


Person thrown to the ground and arrested while biking on SW 4th Avenue

WATCH – Portland Police officers knock a protester off of his bicycle and arrest him outside of Lownsdale Square Park near the Federal Courthouse downtown #LiveOnK2 pic.twitter.com/tow0GzeyzW — Dan McCarthy (@DanMcKATU) July 16, 2020 A disturbing video shot by a KATU news reporter this morning shows a Portland Police officer throwing a person off their bike. The incident happened on the southwest corner of Southwest 4th and Main. In the video the bicycle riders rolls north on SW 4th. The ...
Tags: Minneapolis, Police, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Southwest, Justice Center, KATU, Ted Wheeler, Federal Courthouse, Portland Police, Dan McCarthy, Jonathan Maus, Trump Administration, PPB


Man Arrested On Felony Battery Charge In Connection To Oakdale Protest

OAKDALE (CBS13) — Oakdale police say a man accused of felony battery at a protest in June surrendered to authorities Friday afternoon. Jeremy Wilson (credit: Oakdale Police) The alleged incident happened on June 3 after a large but mostly peaceful protest over the death of Minnesota man George Floyd attracted hundreds of people to Oakdale in front of the Gene Bianchi Community Center. Two groups of protesters took to different sides of the street in Oakdale. On one side they chanted “Trump 20...
Tags: Crime, News, Minnesota, Local, Jeremy Wilson, Wilson, Oakdale, Stanislaus County Sheriff s Office, Oakdale News, Oakdale Police, George Floyd, George Floyd Protests, Gene Bianchi Community Center, Oakdale Protest, Jeremy Joseph Wilson, Stanislaus County Public Safety Center Police


Local riders create ‘Bike Corking for Social Justice’ how-to guide

For the past month bike riders have put themselves between protestors and road users. Now there’s a guide to do it right.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/bikePortland) For over a month now, Portlanders have been taking to the streets every night to protest the killing of Black people and the racist policies and police brutality that contribute to it. At almost every march there’s been a cadre of two-wheeled escorts patrolling intersections, directing traffic, and doing whatever is necessary to keep protes...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, New York Times, Portland, Black Lives Matter, Social Justice, Portland State University, Don, Jonathan Maus, Jason Washington, George Floyd Protests, Amelia Bjesse Puffin


St. Louis Mayor Says Sorry for Doxing Protesters During Livestreamed Q&A

The mayor of St. Louis is being put on blast for reading out the full names and street addresses of demonstrators who want to defund the police during a Friday briefing on Facebook Live. She’s since apologized for what was either an unbelievably boneheaded move or a thinly veiled intimidation tactic aimed at advocates…Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Police, Missouri, Police Brutality, St Louis, Privacy And Security, You Had One Job, George Floyd, George Floyd Protests


St. Louis Mayor Says Sorry for Doxxing Protesters During Livestreamed Q&A

The mayor of St. Louis is being put on blast for reading out the full names and street addresses of demonstrators who want to defund the police during a Friday briefing on Facebook Live. She’s since apologized for what was either an unbelievably boneheaded move or a thinly veiled intimidation tactic aimed at advocates…Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Police, Missouri, Police Brutality, St Louis, Privacy And Security, You Had One Job, George Floyd, George Floyd Protests


This Group Got Tech Twitter Hyped on an App That Doesn't Exist to Raise Money for BLM Charities

Leveraging FOMO to get people to donate to meaningful causes is the best thing to come out of 2020 yet.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Memes, Black Lives Matter, Tiktok, George Floyd, George Floyd Protests, It Is What It Is, This Group Got Tech Twitter Hyped


Sacramento Police Release Some Body Camera Video From Police Brutality Protests

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Sacramento Police Department released a YouTube video Friday morning, explaining their use of less-than-lethal weapons during recent protests against racial injustice. Sgt. Sabrina Briggs narrated the seven-minute YouTube video that, at times, shows crowd members harassing police officers during the demonstrations that followed the death of George Floyd. “At one point they were throwing bricks, they were throwing bottles, they were throwing large objects and striking our...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Sacramento, Sacramento Police, Sacramento Police Department, Briggs, Clark, Sacramento City Council, Stephon Clark, Stevante Clark, Sgt Briggs, George Floyd, George Floyd Protests, Sabrina Briggs


Trump Administration: Social Media Platforms Need to Police Calls for Violence That Aren't the President's

The Trump administration, home to some of the most prominent voices that cry wolf about supposed politically biased censorship online, is calling on some of the biggest names in tech and social media to crack down on how users post about ongoing racial-justice protests.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Trump, Chad Wolf, Trump Administration, President Trump, George Floyd, George Floyd Protests, Social Media Platforms Need to Police Calls


Once Again, Mr. President, You Have Broken the Rules of the General Discussions Board

Our big boy president has once again angered the mods, with Twitter flagging another one of his tweets for violating its rules.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, Social Media, Donald Trump, Mods Mods, George Floyd Protests, General Discussions Board


Nextdoor Drops 'Forward to Police' Feature After Rampant Concerns of Racial Profiling

The neighborhood social networking platform Nextdoor dropped its “Forward to Police” feature this week, a widely panned function that’s faced years of criticism for purportedly facilitating racial profiling. Read more...
Tags: Security, Apps, Science, Crime, Privacy, Police, Surveillance, Nextdoor, Tech Policy, Surveillance Tech, George Floyd, George Floyd Protests


Don Cheadle Says He’s Been Stopped by Police ‘More Times Than I Can Count’ (Watch)

During a virtual appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Thursday, actor Don Cheadle opened up about his past experiences with the police amidst nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice. Growing up in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Kansas City, Mo., Cheadle said that he didn’t truly understand racial discrimination within law […]
Tags: News, Jimmy Fallon, Joe Biden, Kansas City, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Don Cheadle, Cheadle, George Floyd Protests


Snapchat: Yeah, Our Juneteenth Filter Asking Users to Smile to Break Chains Was a Bad Idea

Snapchat received widespread criticism Friday for its Juneteenth filter that prompted users to celebrate the anniversary of the end of slavery in the U.S. by smiling to break chains. By mid-day, Snap quietly pulled the tone-deaf filter and the company has since issued a public apology. Apparently, this Lens was a beta…Read more...
Tags: Science, Snapchat, Augmented Reality, Filters, Snap, Filter, Snapchat Lenses, Juneteenth, George Floyd, George Floyd Protests


Bike riding volunteers are showing up to support Black Lives Matter protests

(Scenes from Tuesday’s march that took over the Fremont Bridge/I-405. Photos by Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) An organized squad of bike riders have become a key part of the daily marches supporting Portland’s Black Lives Matter movement. For nearly two weeks now there’s been a concerted effort to use bicycles to protect marchers and help protest organizers make their events smooth and safe. As marches led by Rose City Justice have taken over major interstates, the need for a bik...
Tags: Facebook, California, New York City, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Jeremy, Black Lives Matter, Don, Pioneer Square, Jonathan Maus, Portland Urban Bike, Revolution Hall, Fremont Bridge, Jefferson High School


Feds Charge Philly Protester With Torching Police Cars After Following Unnerving Online Trail

FBI agents used online evidence including an Etsy shop and profiles on LinkedIn and fashion website Poshmark to identify and charge a woman they say set fire to two police cars during recent protests in Philly, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Etsy, Police, Linkedin, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Fbi, Protests, Philly, Philadelphia Inquirer, Poshmark, George Floyd Protests


The safety of Portland protestors is under threat due to aggressive car drivers

A car driver drove toward a large group of marchers on SE Powell near Cleveland High School on June 13th. (Still image taken from PPB video) I was afraid of this. For years we’ve been warning about the threat of vehicular violence by people using cars. Now it’s on the rise amid the daily marches against police violence and racism that have been going on in Portland for three weeks straight. There have been several documented cases of Black Lives Matter protests being disturbed by car drivers ...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Volkswagen, Black Lives Matter, Clinton, Bloomberg News, Powell, Portland Police Bureau, Cleveland High School, Jessup, Jonathan Maus, National Association of City Transportation, Dave Killen


California Highway Patrol Spent $38M Responding To Protests

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol spent $38 million responding to recent widespread protests over racial injustice, state officials said Tuesday, bringing state agencies’ combined law enforcement costs to $63 million so far. The new highway patrol tally sent to state lawmakers is on top of $25 million that Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration last week reported spending to deploy 8,000 National Guard soldiers to aid state and local police during demonstrations following the M...
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Japanese Flip Phones, a Hidden Ancient Roman City, and Overrated Pastries: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

I hope everyone had a good week, except for my coworker Catie Keck who recently committed slander by calling macarons and oatmeal raisin cookies overrated. Fact: Those are fire and anyone who says otherwise is a cop. Read more...
Tags: Science, Selfies, Nintendo, Jk Rowling, Dell, Deadpool, Black Lives Matter, Pastry, Virtual Boy, Catie Keck, Flip Phones, Confederate Monument, Best Of Gizmodo, The Best Stories Of The Week, Coronavirus, Covid 19