We appear to be moving back into a period of large-scale ultra-riots, after they kind of cooled down and were focused on statues for a few weeks there.
In fact, President Trump sending in the feds to fight the rioters is simply going to make the riots worse, so long as Attorney General Barr continues to refuse to press charges against anyone.
It’s pretty obvious at this point that if he was going to press charges against anyone, he would have done it by now.
We have no choice but to read the New York Times to get information about these riots, but hopefully we will be able to see through their pro-violence spin by looking at the video footage ourselves.
Weeks of violent clashes between federal agents and protesters in Portland, Ore., galvanized thousands of people to march through the streets of American cities on Saturday, injecting new life into protests that had largely waned in recent weeks.
One of the most intense protests was in Seattle, where a day of demonstrations focused on police violence left a trail of broken windows and people flushing pepper spray from their eyes. At least 45 protesters had been arrested as of early evening, and both protesters and police officers suffered injuries.
Antifa is randomly attacking tons of people—pedestrians, business owners—in Seattle. George Floyd would be proud. pic.twitter.com/ij7XlsJKIX
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 25, 2020
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) July 25, 2020
Seattle police run out of patience with Antifa. pic.twitter.com/U5pnUrzPxz
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 21, 2020
In Seattle, the proposed new Youth Detention Center construction site – a much maligned jail for kids – is in flames. For those pining for a return to the intensity of early June, keep pushing. We are almost there. The bridge to freedom crosses the ruins of the prisons. pic.twitter.com/hqnzr8rfue
— Vitalist International (@VitalistInt) July 25, 2020
Seattle Police Department drowning protestor with bear mace while they’re already on the ground unarmed. This is in broad daylight. This isn’t Trump’s feds. This is a local police department in a democratic city. #seattleprotests pic.twitter.com/i4sJ2GLz69
— Dae the Lawless (@daeshikjr) July 26, 2020
— Cheyenne (@notreallychey) July 26, 2020
Carrying signs such as “Feds Go Home” and shouting chants of “No justice, no peace,” some among the crowd of about 5,000 protesters stopped at the site of a future youth detention center and lit buildings there on fire. Some smashed windows of nearby businesses, ignited a fire in a coffee shop and blew an eight-inch hole through the wall of the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct building, the police said.
“At this point, we declared the event to be a riot, and several orders to disperse were given,” the Seattle police chief, Carmen Best, said at a news conference.
The police responded by firing flash grenades, showering protesters with pepper spray and abruptly rushing into crowds, knocking people to the ground. After a flash grenade left one woman with bloody injuries, police officers shoved people who had stopped to help her.
It’s a little bit shocking how hard the police were going. Obviously, I support it, in theory. But this is going to create much new mythology for these people, and with an inability to press any charges against the rioters, due to the inaction of city and state prosecutors, and the inaction of William Barr, it is really just going to make future violence much worse.
In Austin, Texas, the police said one man was shot and killed just before 10 p.m. during a protest in the city’s downtown. In a live video from the scene, protesters are seen marching through an intersection when a car blares its horn. Seconds later, five shots ring out, followed shortly after by several more loud bangs.
The man who was killed may have approached a vehicle with a rifle before he was shot and killed, Officer Katrina Ratcliff said. Ms. Ratcliff said the person who shot and killed the man had fired from inside the vehicle. That person was detained and is cooperating with officers, she said. No one else was injured.
“All I know is that someone dying while protesting is horrible,” Mayor Steve Adler of Austin said in a statement. “Our city is shaken and, like so many in our community, I’m heartbroken and stunned.”
I wrote an article about this: BLM Supporter Shot to Death by Cops in Austin Alleged to be “Armed Protester” Retard
I don’t know why the mayor would classify that as “protesting,” but okay. Sure. Whatever.
In Los Angeles, protesters clashed with officers in front of the federal courthouse downtown. Videos showed people smashing windows and lobbing water bottles at officers after protesters said the police fired projectiles at them.
Police engage with a protester in downtown Los Angeles, prompting other protesters to attack the officers: pic.twitter.com/HrHhNBw94a
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) July 26, 2020
Antifa rioters attack federal buildings in Los Angeles. pic.twitter.com/bO7JDBhwag
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 26, 2020
The federal courthouse in Portland has been the scene of nightly, chaotic demonstrations for weeks, which continued again into Sunday morning, as thousands participated in marches around the city, the 59th consecutive day of protests there. Earlier, a group of nurses in scrubs had joined an organized group of mothers in helmets and fathers in hard hats, all assembled against the fence of a federal courthouse where federal agents — a deployment that has been a key focus of the recent demonstrations — have been assembled.
Shortly after 1 a.m., the Portland police said the protest had become a riot and ordered the crowd to leave. Federal agents fired tear gas and left the courthouse to drive protesters from the streets, continuing to stretch the boundaries of their authority as legal experts questioned how far the agents could stray beyond federal property.
Portland right now. Stunning. pic.twitter.com/g2U5B8aFI3
— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) July 25, 2020
I'm a veteran.
— Ted Corcoran (Red T Raccoon) (@RedTRaccoon) July 25, 2020
For the first time tonight there is officially a Wall of Veterans in Portland.
— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) July 25, 2020
Protesters in several cities said the smoke-filled videos of federal agents firing tear gas and shoving protesters in Portland had brought them to the streets on Saturday.
“Portland is leading,” said Chantelle Hershberger, an organizer with Refuse Fascism who was part of the Los Angeles activists protesting the presence of federal agents in Portland, where city officials have opposed the presence of the federal officers. “They’re showing what it looks like to stay in the streets despite police oppression, despite the federal forces being sent in. This kind of energy is actually what’s needed.”
Bipasha Mukherjee, 52, of Kirkland, Wash., said she has been protesting on the streets since May and said it was worrisome to her to see such aggressive tactics by the police.
“This is not the country I immigrated to,” said Ms. Mukherjee, who arrived from India more than 30 years ago. “It feels like we are rapidly becoming a fascist state and a police state.”
Oh jeez, my sides.
A 52-year-old Indian woman is rioting against fascism. Imagine a white person going to a nonwhite country and rioting and burning down – hey, you know what. I’m not even going there. I think that is one thing that everyone already gets.
But yeah, of course Portland is inspiring other rioters, just like Minneapolis inspired other rioters during the first round.
And of course the feds being there is making it worse. It is emboldening these faggots, who now feel they’re fighting directly against Darth Vader or Voldemort or whichever fantasy villain.
Millennials are simply filth. They live in a fantasy world. They are too fat and thin-brained to be able to logically process what their goals even are. They think Donald Trump is evil and that blacks are victims and we have to destroy everything to make it peaceful. There is no real coherent ideology, because they are simply foot soldiers of the system, and they only need an ideology insofar as they need a reason to go riot.
Destruction is the goal, as if the Democrats are able to make it seem like Donald Trump has no control over the country, then they are going to do a lot better in the election this November. They are basically holding the country for ransom, implying that if they take over, the violence will stop or at least slow down. “Give us what we want and we’ll stop burning your cities and attacking your cars on the street.”
Of course, if Joe Biden wins the election, this is all just going to get a whole lot worse. That’s when they’re going to abolish the cops, and really start with the killing in earnest.
The unfortunate thing is, all signs point to Donald Trump losing this election.
I wish I had better news for you.
If the right-wing media was not such absolute scum, they would be organizing protests in Washington, DC, calling for the resignation of Attorney General William Barr. All of this – every aspect of it – is on him.
If he would begin handing out 10-year federal prison sentences to these rioters, this would stop overnight. Millennials are ideological scum, and stupid, fat losers, but above all, they are cowards. The only reason they are going out and doing this is because they know there are no consequences.
Nothing at all.
This months-long refusal by Barr to press charges against anyone has created a situation where people know as a matter of fact that he is not going to start charging people. They know they can just do whatever they want. Attack cops, start fires, attack random people on the streets, block traffic and attack cars – whatever. It’s a total free-for-all.
And hey – why the hell not? There’s nothing else to do. Might as well go riot.
The fact that Sean Hannity is using his air time to talk about the Russian hoax rather than to demand the resignation of William Barr should tell you everything you need to know about the value of right-wing media.