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Chicago Mayor Lambasts Local Vigilante Groups Patrolling City with Bats, Clubs

This sounds like a recipe for disaster.

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As anti-racism protests continue to spread to every corner of the nation, and the world at large, there seems to be a fresh tension in the air.  We appear far more agitated than we ever have, at least in our modern era.

The nature of these protests certainly plays a role in just how heated things could get, with Americans having some of their most bitter conversations on the topics of race relations, Black Lives Matter, Colin Kaepernick, and more.

Now, in a move that is almost assuredly creating even more angst among Americans, the Windy City has gone rogue.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city will not tolerate vigilantism after groups of mostly white men patrolled the streets of the Bridgeport neighborhood on Wednesday night in response to a nearby city protest.

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Multiple streets were blocked in the Bridgeport neighborhood Wednesday night as nearby protests dispersed. Near West Pershing Road, water gushed from an open fire hydrant as small groups gathered on corners. Some of the men held bats. One wore a shirt that said “All Lives Matter,” one sipped a beer and another waved at an officer as he drove by. Additional groups of people, some armed with bats, lined West 31st Street.

Asked about the situation in Bridgeport, a diversifying neighborhood that served as an Irish American power base for the Daley political family, Lightfoot said, “It is absolutely not appropriate for people to take up arms, bats, pipes, whatever in patrolling neighborhoods.”

She continued:

“We’ve seen that end with tragic results across the country and we’re not about to allow that practice to happen here in Chicago. If there’s an issue, call 911,” Lightfoot said. “I absolutely support neighbors being vigilant as to what’s going on on the streets and in their blocks but taking up arms, that leads to chaos and we’re not supporting vigilantism in the city of Chicago under any circumstances.”

Similar incidents of street policing have been documented in places such as the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia, where several videos went viral this week depicting armed men shouting racial epithets almost directly into the camera.

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Cuban Community Push Back Against “Mafia Tactics” By Local BLM

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Cuban Community Push Back Against "Mafia Tactics" By Local BLM Demands

A Black Lives Matter group has begun threatening local businesses in Louisville, Kentucky, and telling them if they don’t give protection money, their shops will be looted.

The Cuban community planned a rally yesterday at NuLu restaurant in response to Black Lives Matter demands.

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Members of Louisville’s Cuban community plan to gather Sunday in support of a NuLu restaurant owner who says he was threatened by Black Lives Matter protesters during a recent demonstration.

Fernando Martinez, a partner of the Olé Restaurant Group, was one of dozens of business owners in the downtown Louisville district who recently received a letter from protesters laying out demands that aim to improve diversity in the area, which is known for its locally-owned shops and restaurants.

Martinez has publicly denounced the demands on Facebook, calling them “mafia tactics” used to intimidate business owners. And on Thursday, a small group of protesters confronted him outside his newest restaurant, La Bodeguita de Mima, on East Market Street.

“There comes a time in life that you have to make a stand and you have to really prove your convictions and what you believe in,” Martinez wrote in his Facebook post. “… All good people need to denounce this. How can you justified (sic) injustice with more injustice?” More

Why isn’t this viewed as extortion? And where are the local, state, and federal authorities investigating this as a crime?

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Portland Rioter Throws Incendiary Device, Gets Hit With Pepper Balls & Arrested (Video)

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Portland Rioter Throws Incendiary Device, Gets Hit With Pepper Balls & Arrested (Video)

A rioter jumps over the barrier and lights some type of incendiary device to throw at the Portland federal courthouse. He is shot with pepper balls after he hurls the lit projectile.

Here’s a photograph of the man who jumped over the fence and lit some type of device to throw at the Portland federal courthouse. Well, at least he is already dressed in the appropriate outfit for prison.

The person in question has been apprehended by the authorities. He tried to climb up the light pole to escape federal officers only to get stuck there. The officers had to bring in a ladder to get him down.

Start prosecuting and convicting these idiots for using an improvised explosive device while in the commission of a felony while on federal property.

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Update On Austin BLM Member Being Shot: Reports He Aimed At Motorist Who Then Fired

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Update On Austin BLM Member Being Shot: Reports He Aimed At Motorist Who Then Fired

According to the police, Garrett Foster who was armed with an AK-47 joined a group of protesters trying to stop a car that turned into the group. Foster allegedly pointed the gun at the car and someone in the car, who was also armed, fired back.

Here’s the shooting.

BLM people had surrounded the car as tend to do. According to the police report now coming out, BLM member Garrett Foster aimed his gun at the motorist in the car.

This is the guy that was shot.

Why do BLM demonstrators block streets and pound on car windows that are stuck in traffic? What’s the correct way to protect your family from a mob pounding on your car and aiming an AK-47 at you?

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Violent Rioters Torch Courthouses, Attack Police, Chant Racial Slurs

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Violent Rioters Torch Courthouses, Attack Police, Chant Racial Slurs

Violent rioters torched courthouses in Colorado and California last night as far-left riots shook other cities across the country.

“We ask organizers of tonight’s protest to help maintain peace,” the Oakland Police Department tweeted. “Currently, some demonstrators in the area of 17th & Lakeside are breaking windows and chanting racial slurs at residents.”

“Agitators within the crowd of demonstrators have set the Alameda County Superior Courthouse on fire,” the department added. “Please avoid the area. We are calling for peace and to have safe spaces and safe places for tonight’s demonstration.”

“Fireworks and dangerous projectiles are some of the items agitators used to assault officers. We ask the organizers of tonight’s demonstration to work with us, calling for peace and help us provide safe spaces and safe places for demonstrators.”

In Colorado, the Aurora PD appealed to protesters “please remain peaceful,” which did nothing to stop rioters from carrying out acts of violence.

“The protestors are no longer peaceful as they are now throwing objects, shining lasers, and shooting large fireworks at officers,” the department tweeted. “We now have protestors that have broken windows to the courthouse and are inside of the building, attempting to start fires.”

 

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Violent Extremists Injure Nearly 2 Dozen Seattle Cops, Attack Police Station With ‘Explosives’

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Violent Extremists Injure Nearly 2 Dozen Seattle Cops, Attack Police Station With ‘Explosives’

Violent extremists injured nearly two dozen Seattle Police Department officers on Sunday during an assault on the department.

Rioters emerged from the group and began spray painting and attempting to disable security cameras and a fenced perimeter around the precinct, the Seattle Police Department said in a statement. “At least one person breached the precinct’s fence line. Moments later, a device exploded leaving an 8-inch hole in the side of the precinct.”

“Due to the ongoing public safety risks and damaged associated with this incident march, SPD declared the incident a riot and began issuing orders to leave the area,” the department continued. “The crowd threw bottles and balloons filled with liquid and shot mortar fireworks and tossed explosives at officers.”

“Over the next several hours, a smaller crowd wound through Capitol Hill, continuing to throw bricks, rocks, mortars and other explosives at officers,” the department added. “As of 10 pm, police had made 45 arrests in connection with today’s riot for assaults on officers, failure to disperse, and obstruction.”

“Twenty-one officers sustained injuries during the day’s events. Most were able to return to duty. One was treated at a hospital for a knee injury,” the statement concluded. “Arson/Bomb detectives are investigating the explosion at the East Precinct.”

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Chicago Residents Praise Trump Decision To Send Help

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Chicago Residents Praise Trump Decision To Send Help

Local Chicago residents praise President Trump’s decision to send in federal law enforcement officers to stop the violence.

“I give it a thumbs up, because of the violence that’s continuing day in and day out…like we’re in a war zone.”

Murder capital USA finally gets some help.

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Trump, Barr Expand Operation Legend Sending Hundreds Of Federal Agents Into Violence Plagued Cities

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Trump, Barr Expand Operation Legend Sending Hundreds Of Federal Agents Into Violence Plagued Cities

President Trump and AG Barr announced that they were expanding Operation Legend into two additional cities that have been deemed to be “plagued by recent violence.”

“Operation Legend is a sustained, systematic, and coordinated law enforcement initiative in which federal law enforcement agencies work in conjunction with state and local law enforcement officials to fight violent crime,” the Department of Justice said in a statement yesterday. “Operation Legend is named after four-year-old LeGend Taliferro, who was shot and killed while he slept early in the morning of June 29 in Kansas City.”

The operation launched a couple of weeks ago in Kansas City and is now expanding into Chicago and Albuquerque, both of which have seen significant increases in violent crime. Barr directed the FBI, U.S. Marshals Service, DEA, and ATF to significantly ramp up federal resources to the two Democrat-controlled cities.

The federal operation in Chicago will include:

  • The Department of Justice will supplement state and local law enforcement agencies by sending over 100 federal investigators from the FBI, DEA, and ATF to the city.
  • The investigatory efforts will be advanced by more than 100 members of the U.S. Marshals Service Great Lakes Task Force, which will direct violent fugitive apprehension operations within Chicago to identify wanted gang members, violent criminals, and firearms violators.
  • The Department of Homeland Security’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) are also committing at least 100 agents, already stationed in Chicago, to Operation Legend.  HSI agents will conduct investigations into gangs, narcotics traffickers, violent offenders, and firearms traffickers.
  • To further support the Chicago Police Department in reducing violent crime, ATF has deployed its national Crime Gun Intelligence Mobile Command Vehicle to assist local law enforcement with analysis of crime scenes and spent shell casings through the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN).
  • The Bureau of Justice Assistance will make available $3.5 million in funding to reimburse the Chicago Police Department and City of Chicago for the work of local law enforcement on the federal task forces supporting Operation Legend’s violent crime reduction efforts. The COPS Office has also made $9.375 million available to the Chicago Police Department to fund the hiring of 75 officers.

The federal operation in Albuquerque will include:

  • The Department of Justice will supplement state and local law enforcement agencies by sending more than 25 federal investigators from the FBI, DEA, and ATF to the city.
  • Up to 10 HSI agents will assist with the efforts in Albuquerque, as well.
  • The Department of Justice has also made available over $1.5 million in COPS Hiring Grants to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department to onboard five deputies and to support additional federal task force officers committed to violent crime reduction efforts. Additionally, the COPS Office has made $9.74 million available to the Albuquerque Police Department to fund the hiring of 40 officers.
  • Separately, the Bureau of Justice Assistance has made available $1.4 million to reimburse the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office and Albuquerque Police Department for the work of local law enforcement on the federal task forces supporting Operation Legend’s violent crime reduction efforts.

“The most basic responsibility of government is to protect the safety of our citizens,” Barr said. “Today, we have extended Operation Legend to Chicago and Albuquerque to protect the residents of those cities from senseless acts of deadly violence by targeting those involved in gang activity and those who use guns to commit violent crime.”

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