A rioter was shot in the groin with a rubber bullet as ugly scenes erupted at a Donald Trump rally in Phoenix, Arizona.
What started as a peaceful protest against the president, ended in chaos as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets towards rioters in gas masks.
In this footage, a rioter can be seen kicking debris across the ground, before turning his back and walking away.
As he glances towards the police, he is then shot with the rubber bullet.
He then slumps to the floor and writhes in pain.
Thousands gathered outside a convention centre in Phoenix, Arizona, where the President held a 'campaign' rally despite being begged not to by local officials.
Wedding guests were left in hysterics as best man Thom Soutter disclosed groom Danny Hodgetts' most private secrets as the new hubby shot his wife a bashful smile
You see a story like “ESPN pulls broadcaster Robert Lee off Virginia game because of his name,” and you’ve got to react, right? No way you let something as absurd as that pass. Take just a moment, though, and look at this from more than one angle.
I’ll admit it, I thought the story about Lee and the University of Virginia that broke Tuesday night was a troll job. Fake news, to coin a phrase. (Fake in the “non-factual” sense, of course, not “news I don’t like so I’ll call it fake.”) The story first appeared on Outkick the Coverage, which has a reputation for anti-ESPN provocation, and rocketed around the web. Political correctness? Civil War reverberations? Left-wing ESPN? Oversensitive liberals? Hell, the story sounded like it was built in a conservative-media lab.
Sure enough, though, it turned out to be true. Lee, a broadcaster who calls about a dozen ESPN college football and basketball games a year, per the New York Times, would be reassigned—and reassigned only because of his name.
You can react to the story however you wish, and chances are that most of you who read the headline aren’t even reading this; you’ve headed right on down to fire off your opinion in the comments below. But for the rest of us, there are three possibilities to consider here:
1. ESPN executives are bending the knee at the altar of political correctness, advancing their left-wing agenda by removing anything that might possibly offend aggrieved special-interest groups. This is the preferred argument of conservative publications, though it loses a bit of heft when you remember that ESPN didn’t actually announce or seek praise for this change.
2. ESPN is trying to spare Lee embarrassment or harassment. Yes, anyone named “Robert Lee” who gets within five states of the Mason-Dixon Line is in for a few jokes and jabs. And you can understand why ESPN might not want a young broadcaster to draw the abuse that spews out of Twitter. But unless Lee was planning to broadcast the game in full Confederate regalia, social media would’ve moved on in less than a quarter. Plus, best I can tell, there are no demands for people sharing the same monikers as Civil War generals to change their own names.
3. ESPN tried to avoid any possible offense, and in so doing ended up lighting its own feet on fire. Look, the tragedy in Charlottesville remains horrible beyond measure. And ESPN has demonstrated countless times that its journalists have the skill and sensitivity to put sports in their proper perspective relative to tragedy. This isn’t that. Very best-case—and most likely—scenario, this was a quick-fix personnel decision that backfired like starting a grill with lighter fluid (with, of course, the matches provided by people with an interest in making ESPN look bad).
This is the moment a dispute in a car park ended in one driver knocking the other to the floor, apparently rendering him unconscious. The CCTV footage shows the fight in what seems to be a multi-storey car park in Britain. Trouble starts when a blue hatchback reverses into the path of a silver car driving past him. The silver Ford rams into the rear driver's side, leading both drivers to stop and step out to inspect the damage. The video seems to show the Ford Estate's driver try to photograph the blue car's registration, with its driver becoming angry and slapping the phone out of his hand.
A black supporter of President Donald Trump was punched in the face after leaving the president’s rally in Phoenix, Arizona Wednesday night.
A few thousand protesters showed up outside the event, and things were mostly peaceful until the end of the rally, when Trump supporters filtered out of the Phoenix Convention Center and police had to use tear gas to manage the crowds.
One violent clash between Trump supporters and protesters was caught on video by New York Times correspondent Simon Romero, showing a pickup truck packed with MAGA-hat-wearers arguing with protesters surrounding the truck.
In the video, one of the MAGA-hatters, a black man, restrains his friend following a shouting match with protesters, and the friend eventually gets into the driver’s seat of the truck while the black man hops in the bed with two others.
The driver appears to turn his wheels and attempt to drive into protesters on the sidewalk, causing a commotion. He then continues on the road slowly, until one sign-bearing protester charges up to the bed of the truck and punches the black man repeatedly in the face.
The truck stops briefly and reverses, before eventually driving away.
Watch the scuffle above.
FROM MAIL ONLINE - This is the heart-stopping moment a daredevil trying to break the UK land speed record crashed his jet-powered dragster at 250mph - and survived with only bruises. David Tremayne, 64, hurtled up to the death-defying speeds in a bid to be break the 301mph record - the same attempt which hospitalised Richard Hammond in 2006. But the record remains intact as motoring journalist David crashed his Duo Stay Gold jetcar as it rolled down the track sideways after he peaked at 296mph. Video footage of the moment the car veered out of control at Elvington airfield, near York, on Saturday, was captured all on a tiny cockpit camera.
Frantic surfers fled for their lives after suspected great white shark launched a savage attack on a seal just yards from show. A trail of blood could clearly be seen in the water as horrified onlookers were ushered off the sand and the beach was closed. A pair of desperate surfers, out on the ocean at Nauset beach in Orleans, America, frantically paddled to shore in the terrifying footage. Nisi Schlanger told NBC New York : "I was just pulling my board and people were yelling 'get out of the water, get out of the water'. I thought I was dead."
A video posted today on YouTube shows a thug vandalizing the inscription at the base of the 44-foot-tall Christopher Columbus monument located at the intersection of Harford Road and Walther Avenue, across from Herring Run Park. This monument is the oldest to Columbus in North America and one of three in Baltimore.
The person narrating the video said,
“Christopher Columbus symbolizes the initial invasion of European capitalism into the Western Hemisphere. Columbus initiated a centuries-old wave of terrorism, murder, genocide, rape, slavery, ecological degradation and capitalist exploitation of labor in the Americas. That Columbian wave of destruction continues on the backs of Indigenous, African-American and brown people.
“Racist monuments to slave owners and murderers have always bothered me. Baltimore’s poverty is concentrated in African-American households, and these statues are just an extra slap in the face. They were built in the 20th century in response to a movement for African Americans’ human dignity. What kind of a culture goes to such lengths to build such hate-filled monuments? What kind of a culture clings to those monuments in 2017?”
An alleged weapons trafficker dubbed the 'Lord of War' was found with more than 100 grenades, shotguns and antitank projectiles at his home during a police raid. Officers have arrested one man, a weapons expert, on suspicion of trafficking the deadly weapons after the huge haul was found by police in a giant operation in the city of Santa Teresita, in the eastern Argentine province of Buenos Aires. The man, who has not been identified by police officially, but dubbed the 'Lord of War' by local media after the Nicholas Cage film, was found to be in possession of 13 rifles, 34 guns, 21 shotguns and seven carbines. Police also discovered 16 revolvers, four other handguns, gun and shotgun barrels, 31 magazines and more than 4,000 bullets, which were all seized in the operation.
Escalation of the Doklam stand off+ into a shooting war is unlikely to deliver significant gains for China, and a wider conflict carries the risk of heavy casualties tilting the odds in favour of diplomacy prevailing despite a barrage of angry words from Beijing.
The assessment in top government circles is that a flare up at Doklam and other possible trouble-spots along the India-China border is not going to translate into a tangible territorial or strategic advantage for China as an armed conflict may not throw up clear winners and losers. If India does not suffer the humiliation as it did in the 1962 war, China's aura as the pre-eminent Asian power and rising challenger to American might could be dented — an unattractive scenario ahead of a crucial Communist Party congress due in September and a leadership conclave that precedes it.
The possibility of a conflict spreading to other areas along the 3,488km India-China border — large sections of which are disputed — is worrisome for both sides and neither has a clear upper hand. At Doklam itself, geography gives India the higher ground and a distinct military advantage. India lags behind China in border infrastructure but a conflict will be a lot less uneven than Chinese hawks anticipate and fighting could mean heavy toll for both armies.
Another uber driver is getting more than he signed up for when some drunk thots go insane! He wrote: “So I picked up 2 girls in Hollywood and they were wasted but I first asked if they are going to be sick and if they puked already but they said they were good so I continued the ride. Not even a minute down the street the girl in the back starts making gagging noises so I immediately hand her a vomit bag but she does not even use it. She begins puking all over herself and the back of my car so I pull into the nearest parking lot which was a In’N’Out off of Sunset and Orange in Hollywood. Her friend gets out of the passenger side of my vehicle and tried helping her friend out but they both stumble out of the car covered in puke and fall on the ground. They become agitated with one another and I try to kindly explain I need to cancel and stop the ride but they both became very violent and began smashing up my car with their fists and high heel shoes so I closed up my car and locked it and got away from them so they couldn’t try to hurt me while I called 911. They ripped my driver side door handle out and knocked my mirror off. Many witnesses began getting involved and began recording with their cell phones. These 2 girls literally begin rampaging in the In’N’Out parking lot and start hitting other vehicles as well as mine and use their high heels to hit my windows of my car as well as other parked vehicles and vehicles in the drive-through waiting to order food. They then also begin hitting and attacking innocent bystanders. This continued until police arrived to tackle them and contain them. They were placed under arrest for vandalism and assault. They also assaulted the police. Over 1,300 confirmed rides as an Uber driver and nothing like this has happened until tonight. What a night… I had to drive all the way home with my windows down and puke all over the inside and outside of my car. Was a horrible night. Now I can see what some Uber drivers can face. This was amongst the worst I’ve seen from what’s posted online. Drivers need to be very cautious about who they allow into their vehicles. I definitely learned a tough lesson tonight. Stay safe out there people.”
A Texas woman thinks she knows the law when her boyfriend is stopped by police and then held for Border Patrol. She thinks it is illegal to ask his immigration status. Says it is unconstitutional to ask him his immigration status.
SPARKS WILL FLY as this fake repo man which is actually an illegal immigrant from Mexico attempts to steal this African man in Oakland California's car.
Watch as this couple rides both behind and beside and in front of this driver attempting to stop him and numerous lights to no avail.
It's only one cop show up the fake repo driver finally stops the car and allow the driver who was riding on it to jump free.
Aerial footage of earthquake hit Italian island Ischia shows the devastating aftermath.
Yet another Mustang has dented the reputation of the breed in a Saturday night fever incident. The pony car was pulling donuts as part of an illegal meet held in Bellflower, California, when the accident happened. The event took place in the K-Mart parking lot, with the hooning drawing quite a large crowd. And once the angry people started hitting the car, the driver tried to run. However, given the crowded setup, he didn't make it too far. Alas, despite the man inside the Mustang being under serious pressure, this could still qualify as trying to leave the scene of the accident. Speaking of which, after zooming in on the YouTube clip showing the unfortunate event, we noticed at least one child had been brought to the event, which makes the meet a fail on multiple levels. The Lakewood Police is now investigating the matter using footage captured at the scene and here's to hoping this shenanigan serves as an example of what not to do during a car meet.
Maxine Waters’s latest rant against Donald Trump and his administration was so unhinged, it amounted to word spittle that could be heard on any street corner in L.A.
Appearing before the Los Angeles Community Review Board, Waters launched into Trump, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and HUD Secretary Ben Carson.
Complaining there is “uncertainty” because of the Trump administration, Waters said, “Mr. Mnuchin, who is the Treasury Secretary, who is responsible for over 36,000 foreclosures in this area, is now the Secretary of the Treasury,” repeating herself.
“Standing next to him just yesterday, or day before yesterday, I’m getting these days mixed up,” the 79-year-old California congresswoman said.
She continued, “While the president was defending the white-wing (sic) nationalists and the KKK and all of those alt-right groups that were basically out there in Virginia literally beating and marching and ranting about Jews and black people, etc., etc.,” she said.
“But, this is what this Cabinet looks like,” she added, turning to Trump’s personnel, “where we talking about Mnuchin or Ben Carson,” as the audience whooped on the attack.
Waters then promised she would skewer him soon.
“He’s got to come before my committee. If you think ‘reclaiming my time’ that I did with Mnuchin, you wait till Ben Carson comes,” she said as the crowd erupted.
Waters isn’t the only one attacking Carson.
The Washington Times reports:
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson revealed Wednesday that his Virginia home was recently vandalized with “hateful rhetoric” about President Trump.
Mr. Carson wrote a now-viral Facebook post in response to the deadly protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, recalling two personal stories that demonstrated the benefits of Americans listening to one another and taking the high road as opposed to wallowing in their own hate.
“Regarding all of the racial and political strife emanating from the events in Charlottesville last weekend, let me relate a story,” Mr. Carson began. “Several years ago we bought a farm in rural Maryland. One of the neighbors immediately put up a Confederate flag. A friend of ours who is an African-American three-star general was coming to visit and immediately turned around concluding that he was in the wrong place. Interestingly, all the other neighbors immediately put up American flags shaming the other neighbor who took down the Confederate flag.”
“More recently our home in Virginia along with that of a neighbor was vandalized by people who also wrote hateful rhetoric about President Trump,” he continued. “We were out of town, but other kind, embarrassed neighbors cleaned up most of the mess before we returned.”
The Michigan Chronicle, a black newspaper in Detroit, tore into Carson and labeled him the “Shame of Detroit”:
Being appointed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and being a House Negro are two different things. It now appears HUD Secretary Ben Carson is imminently qualified to be a House Negro, but remains as unqualified as ever to lead HUD.
“Behold the House Negro,” the editorial declared.
Angus is 13 years old, but at just one meter tall and weighing 2st 2Ibs he is often mistaken for a toddler. Due to a unique chromosome abnormality, Angus stopped growing when he was just three years old but has amazed doctors and his loved ones with his gigantic personality, enormous bravery and truly inspiring positive outlook.
What started off as a pretty bad ass front flip onto a slanted concrete slab ended gruesomely when this parkour stunt goes horribly wrong!
Watch as the man does an incredible front flip over this concrete structure on to what appears to be a slanted concrete slab meant to sit on and his legs snaps extremely loudly and he belts out "ouch" in pain almost instantaneously.
“I engaged a few people in dialogue but in scholarly dialogue as I try to do with the crew at these kinds of rallies,” R.C. Maxwell, the black man who was punched, told Big League Politics.
“The first time I was attacked it was a timed attack, someone tugged at my MAGA hat, then someone else hit me from behind and then tried to drag me into the street,” said Maxwell, who runs the American Voice PAC. He was carrying a copy of Milo Yiannopoulos’ book Dangerous as a means of protest.