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These Are The Police Officers Shot During The Riots

At least twelve police officers have been shot in the line of duty as riots and protests rage throughout the country following the death of George Floyd. News of Floyd’s death prompted many to peacefully protest police brutality and violence, but spurred others to commit acts of looting, rioting and violence against police officers. Officers killed in the line of ...

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Trump Campaign Hosts Black Female Business Owners Whose Deli Was Looted During Riots

President Donald Trump’s campaign will highlight a small business looted during New York riots during an episode of ‘Team Trump Online!’ Tuesday evening. Valentine Deli owners Mustafa Alsaedi and Lucy Hosley will discuss the rioting, looting, and violence that took place in the Bronx with Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign Katrina Pierson, according to a Trump campaign press release. ...

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NJ Gov ‘Can’t Imagine’ Telling Protesters To Stay Home During Coronavirus

Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said he “can’t imagine” telling protestors to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic during a press conference Monday, Politico reported. The governor, who along with other leaders have warned residents to avoid large gatherings to slow the spread of COVID-19, said he could not advise protestors to “ignore systemic racism” and stay in their ...

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Following Minneapolis Police Department’s Lead, Seattle Police Abandon East Precinct 

Seattle police officers have abandoned their East Precinct building as riots continue throughout the Pacific Northwest. Video footage of the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct shows that the building, surrounded by masked protestors, is boarded up. No police officers are present in the video. The New York Times reports that the precinct has been the center of demonstrations in Seattle, ...

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Avenatti Violated Terms Of Release Again, Prosecutors Say

Disgraced attorney Michael Avenatti may have violated terms of his temporary release from jail again, prosecutors allege. Prosecutors with the US attorney’s office for the Central District of California allege in a filing made Sunday that Avenatti, who once represented porn star Stormy Daniels, may have used his friend’s computer to both write and file five different filings, according to ...

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NPYD Arrests Man For ‘Terroristic Threats’ After He Appeared To Threaten Diamond District On Live TV

The New York Police Department has arrested a Brooklyn man for “making terroristic threats” after he allegedly threatened to burn down the Diamond District if the mayor did not meet with protesters. Israel “Ace” Burns, 34, has been charged with one count of making terroristic threats, one count aggravated harassment, and one count of false reporting, the New York Police ...

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Social Distancing, Social Justice, Science, And More. Here’s How Experts Keep Getting It Wrong

Experts have reversed advice on multiple topics in just the past week, including social distancing and social justice, the science of coronavirus treatment, and unemployment. Public health officials urged Americans to social distance for months to slow the spread of COVID-19, but now some have said the public health risks of racism are more dangerous than those of the coronavirus ...

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Tara Reade’s Law School Friend Says She Told Him She Was Assaulted

Another person has come forward corroborating aspects of 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden’s accuser Tara Reade’s allegations.  Joseph Backholm is at least the eighth person to corroborate aspects of Reade’s claims, following her mother, brother, ex-husband, former neighbor, former coworker and at least of her two friends. Backholm says that Reade told him, “When I was in Washington, D.C. I ...

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May Jobs Report: 2.5 Million Jobs Gained, Unemployment Falls To 13.5%

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The U.S. economy gained 2.5 million jobs in May, while the unemployment declined to 13.5%, according to Department of Labor data released Friday. Total non-farm payroll employment rose by 2.5 million in May, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report, and the number of unemployed persons fell by 2.1 million to 21.0 million. May’s unemployment rate declined by 1.4 ...

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1.9 Million New Jobless Claims this Week

The U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday that about 1.9 million new jobless claims were filed over the past week. The latest data showed a roughly 249,000 decrease in claims from the previous week’s numbers, showing that 1,877,000 new jobless claims were filed in the week ending May 30. Data from the previous week showed roughly a 323,000 decrease in claims from the prior week’s numbers. ...

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‘Destruction Is Not The Answer’: Raleigh Rioters Express Regret For Violence, Looting After Arrests

Rioters arrested by Raleigh, North Carolina, police expressed regret in court for the violence and looting they admitted to. Raleigh police arrested more than 30 rioters over the course of three days, WRAL reports. The riots followed the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes, according to ...

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Former President George Bush Weighs In On Riots: ‘Lasting Justice Will Only Come By Peaceful Means’

Former President George W. Bush weighed in Monday on the riots that have torn across the United States, saying that “lasting justice will only come by peace.” Bush spoke out following the seventh night of destructive riots following the demise of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes, according ...

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Rioters Vandalize WWII Memorial, DC Monuments

Several monuments on the National Mall were vandalized Saturday night during protests in Washington, D.C., that turned into riots. Activists set cars on fire and looted businesses in the nation’s capitol as rioters protested the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes, video of the ...

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SCOTUS Rejects Request From California Church To Block Worship Restrictions

The Supreme Court of the United States has rejected a request from a church to block California restrictions on religious services. South Bay United Pentecostal Church of Chula Vista, California, filed a petition over Memorial Day weekend saying that Newsom’s coronavirus restrictions “arbitrarily discriminate against places of worship in violation of their right to the Free Exercise of Religion under ...

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