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In The News:

We warned you #Expose2020

Bernie Sanders 2020 Campaign Staffers EXPOSED advocating radical violence and Republican “Re-Education” gulags.

De Blasio says officer who pulled gun on protesters should be fired. Then a full video of incident surfaced.

The Police Benevolent Association of New York City, the local police union, published a 27-second video on Monday showing the moments leading up to the officer in question pulling his service weapon on protesters.

The video shows a protester hit a police supervisor in the head with a brick. The supervisor was hit so violently, in fact, that he immediately fell to the ground.

The officer in question then responded by pointing his firearm at protesters to protect his supervisor.

“Now we have the full story: this police officer unholstered his weapon only after his supervisor was nearly killed with a brick,” the NYC PBA said.

Double Barrel Shotgun Used to Keep Looters from California Gym

William Isted via Unsplash
William Isted via Unsplash

In Minneapolis, black business owners stood shoulder-to-shoulder to fend off any looters who might target their livelihoods.

Polk County, Florida, Sheriff Grady Judd warned looters that residents in his county are armed, Breitbart News reported on June 1.

He then went further, making clear that he recommended residents in his county use their guns to blow looters “back out of the house.”

Report: LAPD Arrests Man ‘Armed to the Teeth’ in National Guard Uniform

Mario Tama/Getty Images
Mario Tama/Getty Images

The suspect, 31-year-old Gregory Wong, was taken into custody at 1st Street and N Main Street around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. The site is located across the street from the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) headquarters.

“Authorities [said] that the suspect was dressed in National Guard apparel and had multiple weapons on him at the time of the arrest,” FOX 11 notes.

Wong was charged with the manufacturing and distribution of assault weapons and is being held on a $50,000 bond. LAPD said Wong could also face federal charges.

Texas official IDs Antifa members as organizing violent protests in state

Harry Verhover, 4, helps his mother Alexis Verhover pick up the last bits of broken glass as they volunteered to clean up after a night of protests Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Dallas. Protests escalated over the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day.  LM Otero / AP
Harry Verhover, 4, helps his mother Alexis Verhover pick up the last bits of broken glass as they volunteered to clean up after a night of protests Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Dallas. Protests escalated over the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. LM Otero / AP

DPS Director Steve McCraw said investigators uncovered information online pointing to the far-left activist group, Antifa, as having organized rioters to wreak havoc and take advantage of protesters, specifically at an Austin Target.

He said it was the job of the police to protect peaceful protesters exercising their constitutional right to peaceably assemble.

However, criminals and “thugs,” he said, have been, and will be, arrested.

Two instances of police violence that did not cause riots

Tony Timpa wailed and pleaded for help more than 30 times as Dallas police officers pinned his shoulders, knees and neck to the ground.
Tony Timpa wailed and pleaded for help more than 30 times as Dallas police officers pinned his shoulders, knees and neck to the ground.

Dallas Morning News reported in 2016 that an unarmed White man was killed by Dallas police in a method similar to that employed against Floyd George.

Tony Timpa wailed and pleaded for help more than 30 times as Dallas police officers pinned his shoulders, knees and neck to the ground.

“You’re gonna kill me! You’re gonna kill me! You’re gonna kill me!”

‘If I Didn’t Have A Primary I Wouldn’t Care’: Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel Caught On Hot Mic At Press Conference

Video screenshot/News 12 the Bronx
Video screenshot/News 12 the Bronx

Local officials held a press conference Tuesday after rioters and looters ransacked New York City on Monday night.

The press conference livestream appears to show Engel asking to speak at the event before telling a local official: “If I didn’t have a primary I wouldn’t care.”

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. asked Engel to repeat himself, and the congressman obliged. “If I didn’t have a primary I wouldn’t care,” Engel repeated.

“Don’t do that to me,” Diaz responded.

Got him! Denver police arrest man who they say plowed car into three officers then sped off

Authorities have identified Anthony Knapp as the person they say plowed his car into three Denver police officers during this weekend’s protests and then drove off quickly. He faces tentative charges of first-degree assault and attempted first degree assault.

Two of the officers were treated and released from the hospital soon afterwards but a third suffered more serious injuries, including leg fractures.

Also on Tuesday morning, we reported on the arrest of the suspect accused of shooting an officer in the back of the head in Las Vegas.

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Two Brooklyn attorneys arrested, federally charged for firebombing police cruiser

Lawyers Colinford Mattis (left) and Urooj RahmanE.D.N.Y.
Lawyers Colinford Mattis (left) and Urooj RahmanE.D.N.Y.

“Two attorneys busted for throwing a Molotov cocktail through a police car window during protests in Brooklyn early Saturday were trying to pass out the incendiary devices to demonstrators in the crowd, federal authorities said yesterday.

Brooklyn community board member Colinford Mattis, 32, and his alleged accomplice, 31-year-old Urooj Rahman, are alleged to have driven around in a minivan near an altercation between police and demonstrators at the 88th Precinct station house in Fort Greene, federal prosecutors for the Eastern District of New York said in a detention memo Monday.

A witness took a photo of them in their vehicle that allegedly show them trying to pass out homemade explosive devices, according to the memo.

Las Vegas Metro Officer Shot In Head From Behind

The officer was in a fight with a suspect in front of Circus Circus when somebody walked him from behind and shot him in the head, according to KLAS.

The officer was transported to UMC Hospital and is on life support.

There was another shooting at the Lloyd George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas around the same time.

A suspect opened fire at the courthouse and officers on scene returned fire.

Illinois man accused of passing out explosives at Minneapolis George Floyd protest

Mugshot for Matthew Lee Rupert, 28,  (Knox County Jail)
Mugshot for Matthew Lee Rupert, 28,  (Knox County Jail)

Matthew Lee Rupert, 28, of Galesburg, Ill., described by prosecutors as having “distinctive gold teeth,” was accused Monday with civil disorder, carrying on a riot and possession of unregistered destructive devices.

Prosecutors said they have evidence showing Rupert particpated in the George Floyd protest in Minneapolis on Friday, after traveling from Illinois.

“In the video, Rupert passes out explosive he indicates he possessed, encourages others to throw his explosives at law enforcement officers, actively damages property, appears to light a fire a building on fire and loots businesses in Minneapolis,” the complaint says.

Active-duty troops ordered to stage at bases outside Washington amid riots

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has ordered military police active-duty troops from Fort Bragg and Fort Drum and a ready battalion from the 82nd Airborne to stage in the Washington, D.C. area at Maryland’s Andrews Air Force Base and Virginia’s Fort Belvoir, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News.

In remarks Monday evening, Trump said he was “an ally of all peaceful protesters,” but took a hard-line stance against those who choose violence.

“We will end it now,” Trump said. The president urged governors to seek the aid of the National Guard, warning that if states and cities fail to protect their residents, he will send the military to do it instead.

Rioters Burn Building With Child Trapped Inside, Then Block Firefighters

“Inside that home was a child,” Chief Smith said. “They prohibited us from getting on the scene. We had to force our way to make a clear path for the fire department.”

Refusing to allow the child to burn to death, the determined Richmond police officers managed to force their way inside the burning building so the firefighters could do their jobs.

“Officers were able to help those people out of the house,” Chief Smith told reporters, choking back tears. “We were able to get the fire department there safely.”

Exposing Antifa’s role in instigating violence

Commentary/Opinion:
Former Antifa member Gabriel Nadales and conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza reveal the roots of the Antifa mindset.

South Philly gunstore owner guarding shop overnight shoots, kills armed looter: report

Greg Isabella, who owns the Firing Line Inc, one of the oldest gun shops in the city, said he saw a group of looters on his surveillance video breaking a padlock on his gate using bolt cutters and descending on his shop in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The incident occurred just after 4 a.m. when Isabella then confronted the thieves, and one — in a group of what he says consisted of 3 or 4 people– pointed a gun at him, according to reports by Fox affiliate WTFX.

Isabella fatally shot the gun-wielding robber using an AR-15 and the alleged thief died on the scene, reports say. The owner likely injured a second suspect in the shoulder.

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Philly residents protect store from looters: ‘We stand with peaceful protesters,’ not rioters

In an interview on “Fox & Friends” with host Ainsley Earhardt, Giordano stated that his organization mobilized against the crime because they are “just tired.”

“We are fed up with the crime and the revolving door in the criminal justice system, the looting, and the rioting,” he asserted.

“This was not protesting that was happening in Philadelphia and around the country. This was looting and rioting and criminal behavior. And we were not going to stand for it.”

Report: Retired St. Louis Police Captain Killed Trying to Stop Looters

The Ethical Society of Police of St. Louis said of the reported killing: “One of the people murdered last night was a retired St. Louis City Captain. He was murdered by looters at a pawnshop.

He was the type of brother that would’ve given his life to save them if he had to. Violence is not the answer, whether it’s a citizen or officer. RIP Captain!”

The development comes St. Louis confirmed four officers were shot by gunfire after peaceful protests turned violent overnight, with rioters stealing goods and setting buildings ablaze in the downtown area.

Politics:

GOP Lawmakers Craft Plan to Battle China in Emerging Tech

Cathy McMorris Rodgers / Getty Images
Cathy McMorris Rodgers / Getty Images

As China invests $1.4 trillion over the next five years to dominate the field of cutting-edge technologies, the United States must create its own plan to foster innovation in this area, McMorris Rodgers said.

Her plan, which is garnering support among House Republicans, would increase federal research into new technologies and remove much of the bureaucratic red tape currently restraining the private sector.

While the United States cannot compete by throwing money at the problem, it can eliminate many of the restrictions that have prevented the federal government from partnering with private tech startups already making inroads into these technologies.

Victor Davis Hanson rips authorities for trying to ‘contextualize,’ apologize’ and ‘approve’ violence

Commentary/Opinion:
Historian and Hoover Institution senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson suggested on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Monday that Democratic leaders who have failed to deescalate riots and looting in their cities have done so in the hope that “this disaster would succeed in getting rid of Donald Trump.”

“It’s [an] election year and I think a lot of the Left thought where Robert Mueller, impeachment, COVID, and the lockdown failed, maybe this disaster would succeed in getting rid of Donald Trump,” Hanson said.

Tucker: Our leaders dither as our cities burn (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Commentary/Opinion:
The nation went up in flames this weekend. No one in charge stood up to save America. Our leaders dithered. They cowered. They openly sided with the destroyers. In many cases, they egged them on.

Later, they will deny doing any of this. They are denying it now. But you know the truth because you saw it happen.

People will not forgive weakness. That’s not a partisan point, it’s human nature.

World News:

Hong Kong Entrepreneur Takes Stance Against Chinese Communist Party |CCP Virus |COVID-19 |Epoch News

00:30 Jimmy Lai, Hong Kong Entrepreneur Takes Stance Against CCP

03:30 Overseas Hong Kong-British Nationals to Have Visa Rights Extended

06:38 President of Taiwan to Propose Humanitarian-Aid to Assist Hong Kong

08:57 American Businesses in HK in ‘Limbo’ After CCP’s New Law Implementation

10:45 CCP Virus Paralyzes China’s Northeastern Shulan City

China steps up propaganda in support of National Security Law for Hong Kong takeover

180000 turned out for a mass candlelight vigil organised by the Hong Kong Alliance in support of Patriotic Democratic Movement of China,
180000 turned out for a mass candlelight vigil organised by the Hong Kong Alliance in support of Patriotic Democratic Movement of China, (etan liam/Flickr)

The ruling Chinese Communist Party stepped up its international propaganda drive with a celebrity signature campaign in support of draconian sedition laws for Hong Kong, as the city’s police banned the annual candlelight vigil for the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen massacre for the first time since the 1997 handover to Chinese rule.

In a move widely condemned by foreign governments and rights groups as signaling the end of Hong Kong’s autonomy and status as a separate legal jurisdiction, the law will be imposed on the city, bypassing its Legislative Council (LegCo).

The prospect of China’s feared state security police operating in the city to enforce the law has prompted a rush to apply for British National Overseas (BNO) passports offered to residents of Hong Kong by the U.K. ahead of the handover.

Nigerian woman brutally raped, murdered inside church while studying: reports

Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, 22, died after she was brutally attacked and raped while studying inside a church in southern Nigeria.
Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, 22, died after she was brutally attacked and raped while studying inside a church in southern Nigeria. (Facebook)

Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a microbiology student at the University of Benin, went inside an empty Redeemed Christian Church of God, or RCCG, church in Benin City, southern Nigeria, to get some studying done Wednesday.

Hours later, a church security guard found her unconscious in a pool of blood, her family told local newspapers. She died in a hospital on Saturday afternoon.

Her family said she also had been raped.

Commentary/Opinion:

Is It Safe to End the Lockdown?
Coronavirus has now been going on for months. Is it safe to open up?

Will Witt sits with Dr. Afshine Emrani MD, FACC to discuss what we now know about case fatality, hydroxychloroquine, flattening the curve, and more.