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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

Joint Chiefs Chairman Confirms Soldiers Were Issued Bayonets For DC Protests

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has confirmed a report by The Associated Press that some of the service members who were mobilized to Washington, D.C., last month in response to civil unrest over the killing of George Floyd were issued bayonets. Defense documents obtained by the AP show some were not trained in riot response. Members of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, which is based in D.C....
Tags: News, California, Washington, White House, Bloomberg, Ap, Washington Dc, Protests, Army, Associated Press, Illinois, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Charlotte, Fort Bragg, Kent State

Ari Fleischer Compares Occupied Seattle Protest Zone To Confederacy

Former George W. Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer compared Seattle’s Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) movement to the Confederacy on Thursday, saying the only feature that differentiated the two was slavery.  Ari Fleischer condemned the 'Capitol Hill Occupied Protest' in Seattle, telling Fox News on Thursday: "Frankly, at a time when we're debating Confederate statues, I don't know what the difference is between the Confederacy and CHOP, other than slavery." pic.twitt...
Tags: News, Protests, Fox News, Seattle, George W Bush, Chop, Trump, Fleischer, Ari Fleischer, Confederacy, Jenny Durkan, Durkan, Zoë Richards, George Floyd, Capitol Hill Occupied Protest

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

Trump Misidentifies Sculpture in Oval Office While Saying Statues Help Teach History

In a bizarre interview with Fox News last night, President Trump stood next to a sculpture in the Oval Office that he said depicts former president Teddy Roosevelt, and explained that statues are vital to learning about history. Trump went on to complain that some people want to tear down statues of President…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, History, Protests, Statues, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, White Supremacy, Oval Office, Brian Kilmeade, Teddy Roosevelt, President Trump, 2020 Uprising, Trump Misidentifies Sculpture

"[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

Protester Fatally Shot At Demonstration Against Breonna Taylor’s Death

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities were investigating a fatal shooting Saturday night at a park in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, where demonstrators had gathered to protest the death of Breonna Taylor. Reports of shots fired at Jefferson Square Park came in around 9 p.m., Louisville Metro police said in a statement, followed by calls that the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department was performing life-saving measures on a male who died at the scene. Shortly after, police were told of a shooting...
Tags: News, Kentucky, Protests, Mitch McConnell, Police Brutality, Taylor, Louisville, City Hall, Walker, Louisville Kentucky, Republican Senate, Ky AP, Louisville Metro, Greg Fischer, Jefferson County Sheriff s Department, Metro Council

"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

"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

Audacious Zambian protesters outsmart the police

Tired of being arrested and beaten up at protests, young activists tried something different and it worked The post Audacious Zambian protesters outsmart the police appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Human Rights, Police, Africa, Protests, Zambia, Malawi, Openaccess, Edgar Lungu, Lusaka, Dora Siliya, Top Six, Pilato, Chama Fumbe, Laura Miti

Louisiana Activists Face Terrorism Charges, 15 Years in Prison for Harmless Plastic Stunt

Two Louisiana environmental justice activists face up to 15 years in prison for—wait for it—delivering boxes of plastic to oil and gas lobbyists. Anne Rolfes and Kate McIntosh, who work with the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, the cops on Thursday and were handcuffed and brought from a Baton Rouge…Read more...
Tags: Science, Plastic, Protests, Louisiana, Environmental Justice, Baton Rouge, Cancer Alley, Anne Rolfes, Kate McIntosh

"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

End voluntourism and the white saviour industrial complex

We need to dismantle the unequal systems we have upheld in Africa. Divesting from missionary tours is a good place to start The post End voluntourism and the white saviour industrial complex appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Africa, Uganda, United States, Protests, Ngos, Volunteering, Alice Walker, Visas, Black Lives Matter, Volunteerism, Rwanda, Openaccess, Systemic Racism, Racial Injustice

"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

George Floyd Justice In Policing Act, Democrats' police reform bill, passes in House & heads to Senate

The U.S. House of Representatives just got enough votes to pass the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act to reform police practices and address institutional racism throughout America. The vote was 236-181 along near party line, with Speaker Pelosi presiding. Three Republicans Reps., Brian Fitz (PA), Will Hurd (TX) and Fred Upton (MI), joined Democrats in voting Yes. The bill: • Bans chokeholds • Bans racial profiling • Establishes a national registry • Ends qualified immunity • Restricts...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Washington, Police, Senate, US, America, US news, Ap, Racism, Gop, House, House Of Representatives, Protests, Bill

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

Dixie Chicks Rename Band As Movement To Remove Confederate Statues Grows

The Dixie Chicks are ready to make nice. The platinum-selling, Grammy-winning country trio is dropping the “dixie” in their name after facing criticism over the term — a commonly used nickname to describe the Civil War-era South. The group announced the move as nationwide protests emerged in the wake of George Floyd’s death, prompting a movement to remove Confederate statues and memorials of other historical figures linked to racism. The group announced its name change by releasing a new vide...
Tags: News, Iraq, New York Times, Protests, George W Bush, The Dixie Chicks, Dixie Chicks, Martie Maguire, Confederacy, Summer Concepcion, George Floyd, The Chicks, Dixie Chicks Rename Band, Natalie Maines Emily Strayer

"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

Black Lives Matter Protests Have Not Led To Coronavirus Spike, Research Says

(CNN) — Despite warnings from public health officials, new research suggests Black Lives Matter protests across the country have not led to a jump in coronavirus cases. A new study, published this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research, used data on protests from more than 300 of the largest US cities, and found no evidence that coronavirus cases grew in the weeks following the beginning of the protests. In fact, researchers determined that social distancing behaviors actually went up...
Tags: Health, Asia, Europe, Florida, Texas, News, California, US, California News, Cnn, Protests, National Bureau of Economic Research, Black Lives Matter, Gavin Newsom, Greg Abbott, Florida Department of Health