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Celebrities Push to ‘Defund Police’
by David Ng on May 31, 2020 at 7:58 pm
Actress Susan Sarandon is among a growing number of Hollywood and entertainment figures who are promoting an effort to defund of police forces even as rioters continue to lay siege to major cities around the country by setting fires and destroying private and public property.
Black Federal Officer Patrick Underwood Shot And Killed in Oakland Riot
by Allum Bokhari on May 31, 2020 at 7:56 pm
A black federal officer, Patrick Underwood, was shot and killed in Oakland, California, Friday night as he attempted to keep the peace amid the violent riots sweeping California and the rest of the U.S. in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minnesota.
Planned Parenthood: ‘White Supremacy’ and ‘Systemic Bias in Policing’ Are Abortion Rights Issues
by Dr. Susan Berry on May 31, 2020 at 7:45 pm
Planned Parenthood took the opportunity to draw attention to abortion rights as violent riots have broken out across the country in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
Cleveland Business Owner: We Just Got Through Coronavirus, ‘I Never Imagined We Could Get Hit Worse’
by Alana Mastrangelo on May 31, 2020 at 7:28 pm
A Cleveland business owner whose cupcake shop got destroyed on Saturday night by rioters said that during the Chinese virus pandemic, she couldn’t have imagined her business getting “hit worse than ever.”
Police Across the Country Standing with George Floyd Protesters
by Katherine Rodriguez on May 31, 2020 at 7:27 pm
As protests over George Floyd’s death enter their fifth day and tensions between protesters and the police remain at an all-time high in some areas, some police officers and sheriff’s deputies across the country are standing with the protesters.
Deval Patrick: ‘Racism Is Deeply Ingrained in the American Tradition and History’
by Pam Key on May 31, 2020 at 6:56 pm
Sunday on MSNBC, former Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA) called racism was “deeply ingrained in the American tradition and history,” while discussing the reaction to the death of George Floyd.
Video: Police Force John Cusack from Protest Area as Rioters Loot
by Warner Todd Huston on May 31, 2020 at 6:54 pm
Left-wing actor John Cusack was apparently in Chicago Saturday night and into Sunday morning as rioters tore through the Windy City’s shopping district. The 2012 actor claims police attacked him for trying to film the chaos.
Sharpton: Trump ‘Aggressively Reversed’ Measures to Hold Police Accountable
by Pam Key on May 31, 2020 at 6:49 pm
Sunday on MSNBC, network host Al Sharpton said President Donald Trump’s administration “aggressively reversed” policies that hold police accountable in cases of abuse.
AG Barr: Antifa Violence Is Domestic Terrorism and ‘Will Be Treated Accordingly’
by Hannah Bleau on May 31, 2020 at 6:30 pm
Attorney General William Barr on Sunday released a statement on the violent riots breaking out across the country and declared that the violence “instigated and carried out by Antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly.”
Biden Adviser Jean-Pierre: Trump Is Increasing Racism, Putting Black Lives at Risk
by Pam Key on May 31, 2020 at 5:56 pm
Sunday on MSNBC, presumptive Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden’s senior campaign advisor Karine Jean-Pierre said racism was increasing under the leadership of President Donald Trump, which is putting the lives of people of color at risk.