Protesters attacked police officers on both the East and West Coast this week. A protest in Boston saw Antifa members eat an animal heart in a bizarre turn of events. And in Seattle, even Trader Joe's is not immune to political threats. Here are the craziest examples of leftist violence and intimidation from this week. 6. BLM Protesters in Rhode
Announcing yet another historic peace deal in the Middle East, President Donald Trump asked Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu whether former vice president Joe Biden could've brokered peace between Israel and Sudan.
An International Trade Commission ruling that could scuttle upwards of 2,000 jobs in Georgia offers President Donald Trump an opportunity to intervene and boost his electoral prospects in a must-win state. The pending decision from the ITC centers on a patent dispute between two Korean companies, LG Chem and SK Innovation, that supply electric car batteries for U.S. companies—and an
Washington Free Beacon founding editor Matthew Continetti on Tuesday said the media is afraid to cover the New York Post‘s reporting on Hunter Biden’s emails. On Fox News's Special Report, Continetti told anchor Bret Baier that Biden sent a message to the media by lambasting CBS News reporter Bo Erickson for even asking about the emails. Recent Stories in 2020
Violence and vandalism in Portland, Seattle, and elsewhere continued to fester this past week, but left-wing activists also attempted to disrupt political and legal processes in the name of social justice. Here are some of the most egregious instances of politically motivated violence and intimidation from this week. 5. Democratic Lawmaker's Stepson Arrested for Assaulting Officer, Planning Series of Attacks
Joe Biden may be known as "Sleepy Joe," but the former vice president had a busy week of insulting U.S. allies, forgetting the names of prominent figures, recommending faulty gun practices, and, ironically, questioning voters' memory.
The president of Pennsylvania's Franklin and Marshall College is helping raise money for a student arrested at riots in Lancaster, Pa., who was charged with arson, among other felonies. Facing pressure from the student body to speak out in favor of junior Kat Patterson, university president Barbara Altmann took to social media to thank students for creating a GoFundMe for Patterson and wrote that "many of us in our community will be contributing." "We stand by our students’ constitutional right to protest," Altmann wrote. "And affirm a presumption of innocence." Recent Stories in Latest News Patterson was arrested Sunday night during riots over a police officer who shot and killed a man who rushed at him with a knife. She was charged with multiple crimes, including felony arson and riot, and bail was set at $1 million for her release. Students who pushed Altmann to support Patterson said she was wrongfully charged and was present at the riot only to serve as a medic. The school's Black Student Union started the GoFundMe for Patterson. Many campus organizations, including her sorority Kappa Delta and the College Democrats, said they will "contribute to her bail fund shamelessly and unapologetically." It has thus far raised just over $44,000. Days before Patterson's arrest, Kappa Delta's Franklin and Marshall chapter showcased her in a recruitment on their Instagram page. Patterson said the sorority helped her "grow exponentially as a person." "Every day, the women in KD inspire me to pursue my dreams and change the world, and I love them for that," Patterson was quoted as saying. Less than a week later, the sisterhood posted that it was trying to raise $10,000 to get her out of jail. Tuition at Franklin & Marshall is over $60,000 for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Shortly before Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain signed a historic accord at the White House, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said President Donald Trump holds the "key to the hearts of the people of Israel."
Columbia University’s marching band voting unanimously on Monday to dissolve itself following allegations of sexual harassment and racism against several of its members and citing "the injury it has caused to our members and the broader Columbia community." The vote followed a town hall the band held over the weekend during which band members, according to a statement released by the organization, "discuss[ed] numerous anonymous postings and allegations of sexual misconduct, assault, theft, racism, and injury to individuals and the Columbia community as a whole." The move comes after band members wrote to the organization's board of directors arguing that the band's "alleged traditions of misconduct" were ingrained in the band's culture and calling on the board to disband the organization, according to Columbia's student newspaper. Recent Stories in Campus The band, founded over a century ago in 1904, said that it plans to release a "more thorough apology" as well as a roadmap for its dissolution in the coming days. "For many, the damage experienced at the hands of the CUMB may be irreparable, and the Band will not be asking for or expecting any forgiveness," the statement said. The Columbia administration stripped the band of university funding in 2017 after band members stormed the university library.
Left-wing protesters continued to chase, threaten, and assault their opponents this week, while blocking the media from covering their actions. A group of privileged white protesters claimed to be the "New Afrikan Black Panther Party," police arrested a top Democratic staffer in the Oregon state legislature for rioting, and the media celebrated reports that protests over the summer had been "93 percent peaceful." 6. Portland Police Arrest Dem Staffer During Riot | Washington Free Beacon Police arrested a top Democratic staffer in Oregon's state legislature this weekend for being part of a riot that threw rocks, set off fireworks and mortars, and lobbed firebombs at officers. Recent Stories in Culture 5. Washington Post Reporter Gets Blocked by BLM Protesters Black Lives Matter protesters blocked Washington Post reporter Fredrick Kunkle from filming a demonstration, shining bright lights into his face and shielding themselves with large umbrellas. Some groups have recently told their supporters to prevent reporters from recording acts of vandalism against federal property, while they have also called for stabbing reporters. Protesters are now blocking media from filming their demonstration, shining lights into a reporter’s face, blocking shots with fans umbrellas and following like "minders" #dcprotest pic.twitter.com/H0nZR6AuhG — Fredrick Kunkle WaPo (@KunkleFredrick) September 6, 2020 4. Study Finds Widespread Violence, But Media Claim Victory That Protests Are ‘93% Peaceful’ Despite protesters' open hostility to the free press, the media presented a study finding instances of violent protest in about 220 different places around the country as evidence of nonviolence, a level of spin on par with dubbing Kenosha protests "fiery but mostly peaceful." 3. Portland Mayor Appeases Rioters by Banning Police Use of Tear Gas | Oregonian After 105 consecutive days of demonstrations in Portland, Mayor Ted Wheeler has given into protesters' demands to take away the police's option to use tear gas when protests turn violent. State police called the decision "reckless and short sighted," but Wheeler, whose favorability ratings are underwater, said, "We need something different." 2. Pittsburgh BLM Polish Off Diners’ Drinks, Push Cyclist, and Fight Police on Mayor’s Doorstep Black Lives Matter protesters in Pittsburgh harassed diners and downed their own drinks in front of them. They also harassed and shoved a passing cyclist. Later, they clashed with police near the mayor’s house. PITTSBURGH PA pic.twitter.com/PxZGxpJIca — Next POTUS – Dr RollerGator PhD Rt'd by DJT (@drrollergator) September 6, 2020 1. Upper-Class Whites Claim Mantle of ‘New Afrikan Black Panther Party’ to Trash NYC Stores | Daily Mail A daughter of a Columbia professor, a college student and yacht club singer, a freelance art director who's worked campaigns for Pepsi and Samsung, and the son of a famous comic book author were among those who destroyed storefront windows and caused over $100,000 worth of damage to stores in Manhattan. The charmed lives of the seven BLM 'comrades' arrested for rioting https://t.co/NL7J2X3xg6 — Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) September 11, 2020