While driving down the streets of Oakland California, perhaps hanging a noose in your car isn't the smartest idea in the historically black neighborhood well known for rioting at the drop of a dime.
The ultimate humiliation
Tensions are mounting in Boston, where 500 police are working to separate dozens of Free Speech Rally-goers from thousands of counter-protesters marching against hate.
Aerial video showed lines of police officers, some in riot gear and carrying billy-clubs, advancing to push back crowds in Boston Common.
By 2 p.m., the dozens who had gathered for the Free Speech Rally — who have publicly distanced themselves from the neo-Nazis and white supremacists of Charlottesville — had left the Commons.
It was unclear whether the protesters were disbanding or planned to rally elsewhere.
Earlier in the afternoon, there were numerous minor scuffles and shouting matches between the two sides.
Rush Limbaugh: "America is under attack from within. Our culture, our history, our founding are under the most direct assault I have seen in my life. And I’m sure it’s the same with you. We haven’t seen anything like this. You might even get away with saying that we are on the cusp of a second civil war. Some of you might say that we are already into it, that it has already begun. However you characterize it, though, we are under attack from within. And it’s being bought and paid for by people from outside America, in addition to inside.
I’m thinking of people like George Soros and any other number of international financiers whose objective it is to take the United States out and down as a superpower, to literally erase the United States as a powerful or super powerful nation.
Now, folks, in order to defend America, which I believe is incumbent upon all of us, in order to defend America, you have to begin knowing our history. If you’re gonna defend the United States of America, you have to know our history. You have to know the purpose of the United States of America. You have to know unequivocally and proudly the United States’ place in history. And that is why erasing and distorting our history is crucial for the left to succeed…”"
CNN’s Jake Tapper reported on Antifa’s violent actions over the years, following the clashes between the group and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The group uses tactics like “violence, fires, property damage, [and] hand-to-hand combat” to fight those they deem to be fascists. Antifa has gone beyond fighting “fascists,” though, and has also targeted “government and capitalism,” CNN’s Sarah Ganim reported.
One organizer of the militant group told Ganim that the group wears masks so they cannot be identified, and they regularly break the law.
An interview with Portland law enforcement revealed that Antifa has placed a strain on local police’s ability to contain violence at these large rallies.
A Spanish terror suspect faced cries of "murderer" and "pig" by a baying crowd as he was led away by police. Another onlooker screamed "don't cover your face" as the hooded suspect was paraded in front of angry crowds in the town of Ripoll, north of Barcelona, while wearing handcuffs. There were 14 people killed and dozens wounded when a van deliberately ploughed into pedestrians in the city's historic Las Ramblas. Hours later five terrorists armed with knives and fake suicide vests were shot dead in the nearby town of Cambrils. The terror cell responsible for the attacks in both Barcelona and Cambrils has been dismantled but a manhunt for one suspect is ongoing, Spanish authorities have said.
These people need to think twice before posting to Facebook.
The so-called “free speech rally” in Boston has brought with it dueling factions of protesters as well as at least one assault so far. People wearing pro-Trump gear are being yelled at as well [language warning]. Protestors surround two men in Trump gear and scream profanities, tell them to get the f*^% out of Boston. I asked one why he's here. Lots of adult language in this one. Crowd circled around a man in a MAGA hat. -- Counter-protester: "Fuck free speech you fucking piece of shit!" -- Ironic considering it’s billed as a “free speech rally.” But not everybody shared that attitude: This is Imani, from CT. She just escorted Trump supporters through a crowd as a situation escalated. Here's why in her words:
Crowds expected to possibly be in the tens of thousands are gathering for dueling protests in Boston today. Police have said they’ll have zero tolerance for violence, so hopefully they find the person who did this: Woman waving American flag hit, dragged by protester at Free Speech Rally in Boston. -- Shameful. This has to stop now. Arrests need to be made.
A Missouri Democrat was recently spotted conveying an awful “hope” for the U.S. president before deleting the Facebook post, but here it is: Missouri state senator posts, deletes Facebook post hoping for Trump's assassination Missouri Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal posted, then deleted a Facebook comment in which she hoped "Trump is assassinated" From the Post Dispatch: Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, posted a comment in a Facebook conversation Thursday morning saying she hoped President Donald Trump will be assassinated.
The comment has since been removed. But Chappelle-Nadal confirmed to the Post-Dispatch that she had written it in response to another commenter before deleting it. “I didn’t mean what I put up. Absolutely not. I was very frustrated,” Chappelle-Nadal told the newspaper. “Things have got to change.” -- And guess who’s now involved: The Secret Service has called KMOX to investigate this. U.S. Secret Service in St. Louis says they are looking into Chappelle-Nadal's Facebook comment about President Trump Chappelle-Nadal continues to make her dislike of Trump well-known: Maria Chappelle-Nadal: “45 traumatizes his citizens. We need a self-correction. The stability of our nation is standing on wobbly stilts. Our strength is in doubt.”
It depends on what your definition of “self-correction” is. Who wants to bet nothing happens to her? She needs to be arrested - this is against the law. Grounds for removal from her seat immediately! -- Ahh the loving, caring left.
Strange and bizarre finds of the cringe kind.
Angela Rye: We have to get to the heart of the problem here. The heart of the problem is the way many of us were taught American history. American history is not all glorious. I love John to death, I couldn’t disagree more about George Washington. George Washington was a slave owner. We need to call slave owners out for what they are. Whether we think they were protecting American freedom or not. He wasn’t protecting my freedom. I wasn’t someone–my ancestors weren’t deemed human beings to him. To me, I don’t care if it’s a George Washington statue or a Thomas Jefferson statue or a Robert E. Lee statue, they all need to come down.
FROM ABC NEWS - The escaped prisoner killed a deputy and wounded another before being recaptured.
Behind the torch: Massachusetts resident identified in viral photo taken at white nationalist rally in Charlottesville -- Those who knew him say Colligan was reserved, friendly, funny; even politically progressive. One person knew him as a canvasser for progressive causes like reproductive rights as recently as 2016. … Another woman who lived in Boston, and preferred not to be named, said she met Colligan when he was canvassing around the city. To her, the mustached man seemed like a genuine forward-thinker who spoke to people about women's reproductive rights, environmental rights, and impoverished children in the global south. "I always saw him as a very left-leaning and progressive person," she said. "We would talk and share our frustrations about people who would waste their time and energy being anti-choice and homophobic and racist." …
Chilling CCTV from inside a Las Ramblas tobacconist captures the moment shoppers saw the Barcelona terror attack take place. The footage shows shoppers inside the tobacconist browsing for a few moments, before they realise something is happening outside. A few who are curious move towards the window to see what is going on, but people then start to panic. Seconds later, they would have seen the van careering down the street, ploughing into dozens of victims.
Thousands of migrants are living in slums and tents in Paris. Import the third world, become the third world.
A Charlottesville police officer has come forward to express his outrage at being told to “stand down” by the city mayor during violent clashes between protesters.
The officer also claims the protests, which pitched “white supremacists” against members of Antifa, were “set up” to allow for the groups to ignite into exactly what happened.
“We [Charlotesville police] were ordered to bring the rival groups together. As soon as they were in contact with each other, we were told to stand down. It was outrageous. We weren’t allowed to arrest anyone without asking the mayor first. We weren’t even allowed to stop the driver as he sped away.“
“The event was being set up as far back as at least May and it went like clockwork.”
At no point is the car that plowed into the crowd of protesters perused by police – there is not a police car in sight leading into the area, or out.
Fox News reporter Doug McKelway was on the scene in Charlottesville and he backs up the police officer’s claims.
“I can say, having been in Emancipation Park from early on that morning, that what I saw with my own two eyes confirms what this law enforcement source told us. At least from all visible appearances. We saw people coming out of that park who had head-wounds, who were bleeding from the head, people walking into that park with bats, with sticks — you saw what they were wearing — helmets, body armor, they had come — and this pertains to both sides — they had come to do damage.. you cannot help but notice from that video that police had been more pro-active, they could have potentially calmed this thing down to some degree.”
FROM MIRROR ONLINE - WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT Footage of the horrifying incident emerged after the teenage girl who filmed it showed her disgusted mum, who has come forward after reporting it A horse reacted in terror as yobs forced it to snort cocaine - and laughed when the terrified animal panicked. Footage of the horrifying incident emerged after the teenage girl who filmed it showed her disgusted mum, who has come forward after reporting it. Teens shared the disgusting footage, which was filmed about 8:30pm on Wednesday, on Snapchat and shared it among their friends in Hawarden, North Wales. The mum, who wishes to remain anonymous reported it to North Wales Horse Watch. In the clip the youths can be seen using a key to scoop out a small bump of a white powder, and while it is not known what the powder is, those sharing the video claim it is cocaine.
An Australian senator provoked an angry backlash from lawmakers by wearing a burqa in Parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign for a national ban on Islamic face covers. Pauline Hanson, leader of the anti-Muslim, anti-immigration One Nation minor party, sat wearing the black head-to-ankle garment for more than 10 minutes before taking it off as she rose to explain that she wanted such outfits banned on national security grounds. “There has been a large majority of Australians (who) wish to see the banning of the burqa,” said Hanson, an outspoken fan of US President Donald Trump, as senators objected. Attorney-General George Brandis drew applause when he said his government would not ban the burqa, and chastised Hanson for what he described as a stunt that offended Australia’s Muslim minority. “To ridicule that community, to drive it into a corner, to mock its religious garb"