Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/2/2020

Four St. Louis police officers were shot in last night’s riots, and a cop was shot in the head in Las Vegas. Two men threw Molotov cocktails into a county courthouse in Minnesota. Meanwhile, protests about the death of George Floyd took place in Amsterdam and Belgium. The latter was held illegally, and social distancing was not observed at either event.

In other news, Joe Biden won the Democrat primaries in Montana, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and New Mexico.

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Thanks to JD, Reader from Chicago, SS, Upananda Brahmachari, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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» “If I Didn’t Have a Primary, I Wouldn’t Care”: Dem NY Rep. Caught on Hot Mic at George Floyd Rally
» “One of You Shot My Sister”: Protester Killed by Another Protester in Iowa
» 4 St. Louis Police Officers Shot in Overnight Riots
» Amid Riots, Archaeology Professor Posts Detailed Instructions on How to Topple Obelisks
» Antifa Arrests Coming, Concerns Over Riots Heading to Suburbia, Government Source Says
» Apple Freezes Browse Feature of Music App & Replaces it With ‘F**k Tha Police’ Playlist
» Asian-American Students Promote Racial Stereotypes by Challenging Harvard Admissions, Scholars Tell Court
» Attorney General Bill Barr’s Criminal Coverup Background
» Bay Area Braces for Mini-Heat Wave
» Biden Slams Trump Over Bible “Photo Op”: “If He Opened it, He Could’ve Learned Something”
» Biden Suggests Police Shoot Assailants “In the Leg Instead of the Heart”
» Biden: Objecting to Higher Taxes is “Pure Selfishness”
» Biden Wins New Mexico Primary
» Biden Wins Montana Primary
» Biden Wins Indiana Primary
» Charges: Illinois Man Went to Minneapolis to Riot
» Chicago’s George Floyd Unrest Sees More Fires Than 1968 Riots, Report Says
» Cop Shot in the Head During Riots in Las Vegas
» Democrats Declare “Riots Are an Integral Part of This Country’s March Towards Progress”
» Despite Cleveland Police Chief’s Claims, None Arrested in Weekend Riots Were From Outside Ohio, Report Says
» Federal Charges: Men Threw Molotov Cocktails Into Dakota County Courthouse During Riots
» George W. Bush Releases Statement on George Floyd, America’s “Tragic Failures”
» Gov. Cuomo Threatens to “Displace” De Blasio, Says Mayor and NYPD “Did Not Do Their Job” Monday Night
» Grant Napear, Sacramento Kings Announcer Since 1988, Fired for Tweeting “All Lives Matter, Every Single One!”
» Horowitz: Trucker Attacked by Mob on I-35 Was Delivering Fuel to Black-Owned Business
» Joe Biden, Donald Trump Win Pennsylvania Primary Election Amid Unrest, Pandemic
» Las Vegas Cop on Life Support After Being Shot in the Head by Rioter
» Leftists, Hollywood Celebrities Melt Down Over ‘Fascist’ Trump Squashing ‘Protests’
» Looters Strike Macy’s and Manhattan Stores Before Monday’s Curfew
» Marianne Williamson Apologizes for Tweeting ‘Photo Shopped’ Image of Hitler Holding Bible Next to Trump
» Military Helicopters Deployed to Disperse Rioters in D.C.
» Mugshots and Names of People Arrested in Denver Riots Released
» Multiple Social Media Users Report Seemingly Random Stashes of Bricks Near Protest Sites
» Navy Seal Who Killed Osama Bin Laden: “These Are Not Protesters. These Are Terrorists.”
» Negating Media, Police Say Smoke Cannisters, Not Tear Gas Used Before Trump Church Visit; Officers Did Not Know He Would be Arriving
» Nickelodeon Frightens Children With “I Can’t Breathe” Virtue Signal
» NYC Looters Pull Up in $350,000 Rolls-Royce to Ransack Store
» NYPD Officer Mowed Down by Driver in the Bronx
» Pelosi Reads From Bible, Urges President Trump to Help U.S. Heal
» Philly Gun Shop Owner Defends Store With AR-15 Against 4 Looters, Kills 1
» Poll Finds Clear Majority of Americans Want Military to Help Police Deal With Riots
» Professor Defends Rioters Who Torched Minneapolis Police Building, Calls it ‘Reasonable Response’
» Riots in Manchester Promoted on Social Media Leads to Preparation
» Sanders Defends Rioters: “Looting of America Has Been Going on for 40 Years” By “Ultra-Rich”
» Secret Service Tightens Security Around White House as Riots Escalate
» Seth Rogen to Anti-BLM Followers: ‘F**k Off… You Don’t Deserve My Movies’
» ‘Stay the Hell Out of NW Georgia’: GOP Candidate Sends Video Message to Antifa Rioters While Holding AR-15
» SUV Driver Runs Over Line of Police Officers in New York
» Trump Calls on NYC to Activate National Guard in Response to Riots
» Trump Signs Executive Order Allocating $50m Per Year Toward International Religious Freedom Programs
» Trump Says He Has “Done More for the Black Community Than Any President Since Abraham Lincoln”
» Trump Moves Military Forces in Washington to 2nd-Highest Alert Status
» Twitter Puts President Trump as Top Search Result for Term “Racist”
» Twitter Strips Journalist Peter Lloyd of Verification After He Condemns Riots and Looting
» US Surveillance Bill 6666: The Devil in the Details
» Washington, DC, Archbishop Condemns Trump ‘Photo-Op’ At Pope John Paul Shrine
 
Europe and the EU
» Anger Over Coronavirus Lockdowns Grows Throughout Italy
» Belgium: Black Lives Matter Holds Illegal Demonstration in Ghent (Video)
» Central Europe Best Positioned to Recover From Coronavirus Pandemic
» Expect Coronavirus Vaccine Failure and Reactions
» Far-Left Antifa Anarchists Take Credit for Setting French MP’s Car on Fire
» Germany: Hamburg Judge Linked to Far-Left Antifa Extremists and Banned Kurdish Terrorist Group
» Italy Poll: Salvini’s Lega in Solid First Place as Democrats Slide
» Netherlands: Police Fired Upon Near Mevlana Mosque
» Netherlands: No Mask, No Social Distancing: Left-Wing Amsterdam Mayor Under Fire Over George Floyd Protest
» Readers Can Now Support VoE With Cryptocurrency!
» UK: Man Wanted by Police for Kissing Woman on the Cheek
» UK: No Progress on Trade Deal Unless EU Drops Regulatory Alignment Demand
» UK: Tory Brexiteer: Europe Wants Delay So They Can Take Our Money for Another Two Years
» YouTube Censors Interview With Lockdown Skeptic Peter Hitchens
 
Middle East
» Turkey: Where Criticizing Islam Can Land You in Prison
» Turkey Seeks to Arrest 118 Military Personnel Over Coup an Hour Ago
 
South Asia
» Hindu Basti Razed to the Ground in Punjab Province of Islamic Pakistan
 
Far East
» China Closes 48 Christian Churches in 2 Weeks: Report
» Farage: UK Must Get Tough on China, Biggest Geopolitical Struggle Since Fall of Berlin Wall
 
Australia — Pacific
» Appeals Court in Australia Confirms News Publishers Are Liable for Users’ Comments on Their Facebook Pages
» Coldest Start to Winter in 80 Years: Melbourne, Sydney Are Freezing and Much of Australia is Drenched in Rain — and it’s Going to Continue of Days
» Eastside Gang Members and Pretty B****es Only: How Ultra-Violent Girl Gangs Are Responsible for Terrifying New Crime Wave Across Melbourne
» Labor Staffer With Chinese Communist Party Links Pushes Bizarre Conspiracy Theory Coronavirus Was Created by the U.S. And Spread Around the Globe by Its Army
» Schoolgirl, 14, Is Charged Over ‘Brutal Attack on a 23-Year-Old Woman at a Train Station’ — As Police Hunt for Her Three Friends
 
Immigration
» Bosnia: Anti-Migrant Security Minister Resigns
» Slovenia Launches Border Security Operation as Number of Illegal Migrants Increases
 
Culture Wars
» Maoist Thugs Target Christians, With Support From Justice Roberts
» Video: Woman Kneels on Demand in the Street to Apologize for Her “White Privilege”
 

“If I Didn’t Have a Primary, I Wouldn’t Care”: Dem NY Rep. Caught on Hot Mic at George Floyd Rally

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) was caught on a hot mic at a George Floyd rally in New York Tuesday as he tried to persuade Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. to allow him to address the crowd.

Apparently explaining why there was no time for Engel to speak, Diaz said, “Then I’ve got to go down the list, and there’s just too many folks here.”

Engels replied, “If I didn’t have a primary, I wouldn’t care.”

“Say that again?” Diaz said.

“If I didn’t have a primary, I wouldn’t care,” Engels repeated.

“Don’t do that to me,” Diaz replied.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

“One of You Shot My Sister”: Protester Killed by Another Protester in Iowa

A video uploaded to Twitter shows a woman crying over her dead sister, who was shot and killed by another protester in Davenport, Iowa.

“I hope you all know what the you did,” states the woman, 19-year-old Jasmine Kelly. “My sister is gone and it’s not from a cop…my sister is gone because one of you, a protester, shot my sister.”

“I lost my sister because you’re so mad at the police you’re hurting everyone else, you’re so mad at the police you killed my sister,” she exclaims.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

4 St. Louis Police Officers Shot in Overnight Riots

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police say four officers were hit by gunfire after protests in St. Louis that started peacefully Monday became violent overnight, with demonstrators smashing windows and stealing items from businesses and fires burning in the downtown area.

The police department tweeted early Tuesday that the officers were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. It was unclear who had fired the shots.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Amid Riots, Archaeology Professor Posts Detailed Instructions on How to Topple Obelisks

UPDATED

University of Alabama at Birmingham archaeology Professor Sarah Parcak posted Sunday on Twitter details on how a crowd of people could safely topple obelisks, complete with a little schematics drawing.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Antifa Arrests Coming, Concerns Over Riots Heading to Suburbia, Government Source Says

Agitators behind the rioting that has paralyzed the country over the past week want to move into more suburban areas, a government intelligence source has told Fox News.

Much of the worry stems from the notion that many in well-armed, suburban, and rural neighborhoods won’t hesitate to exercise their Second Amendment rights and elevated anxieties could lead to heavy confrontation.

“Antifa knows this,” said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “Local and state authorities have to get a grip on this because if it moves to the suburbs, more people will die.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Apple Freezes Browse Feature of Music App & Replaces it With ‘F**k Tha Police’ Playlist

Apple has frozen the ‘browse’ feature on its music app and replaced it with a playlist that includes the song ‘F**k tha Police’.

Yes, really.

The stunt is part of #BlackoutTuesday, with celebrities and corporations bombarding social media with messages and blacked out squares about how much they support the violent riots, I mean “protests” taking place across America.

When a user tries to access the browse feature on the app, they are met with a message that says “In steadfast support of the Black voices that define music, creativity, and culture we use ours. This moment calls upon us all to speak and act against racism and injustice of all kinds. We stand in solidarity with Black communities everywhere. #TheShowMustBePaused #BlackLivesMatter.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Asian-American Students Promote Racial Stereotypes by Challenging Harvard Admissions, Scholars Tell Court

As a federal appeals court considers whether Harvard University’s admissions system discriminates against Asian Americans, hundreds of academics contend that the Asian-American students suing Harvard are the ones promoting racial stereotypes.

The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has been flooded with friend-of-the-court briefs as it analyzes a trial court ruling in favor of Harvard’s “race conscious” admissions system. Students for Fair Admissions, which is representing Asian-American students who claim discrimination, appealed the ruling.

One of the most notable pro-Harvard briefs was submitted in late May by 678 “social scientists and scholars on college access, Asian American studies, and race.” They argue that SFFA is promoting racial stereotypes by claiming Asian Americans tend to have “better grades, better test scores, [and] better scores on AP exams.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Attorney General Bill Barr’s Criminal Coverup Background

by Kelleigh Nelson

We have a corrupt judiciary, a corrupt Justice Department and a corrupt FBI, and as Trump said when he was campaigning for the office of President in 2016, “The system is crooked.” We have an AG whose inaction is the definitive action regarding the outcome of the election this November. He has not stood up for truth, for justice, for accountability and for doing his job as AG while sitting there saying he doesn’t want to influence the upcoming election. His job is to bring justice and prosecute evil doers, many of whom surround him, not to worry about his influence or the election.

Where are the indictments of the Deep State Criminals? How long must we wait?

Action speaks louder than words and we’ve waited way too long for justice.

Barr’s Father

William Barr’s father is Donald Barr, who was the headmaster at Dalton School in Manhattan which was founded by progressive educator, Helen Parkhurst who took her cues from developmental psychologist Jean Piaget and education reformers such as John Dewey and Horace Mann. Jeffrey Epstein became a professor at the Dalton School. Yes, really!

In 1983 President Reagan nominated Donald Barr to be a member of the National Council on Educational Research.

Donald Barr also had a stint in the precursor to the CIA, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during WWII. Prior to that, he described himself as having a Marxist upbringing in terms of his own memoirs and ruminations on education. He had a footnote on the dialectic and stated that as a child he enjoyed being a Marxist and reading Marx and Engels.

[Comment: Recommended reading.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Bay Area Braces for Mini-Heat Wave

Temperatures are expected to soar into the upper 90s and even hit triple digits in parts of the Bay Area today and Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

In response, the weather service has issued a heat advisory for Wednesday covering interior locations of the region, as well as San Benito and Monterey counties.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Biden Slams Trump Over Bible “Photo Op”: “If He Opened it, He Could’ve Learned Something”

Joe Biden slammed President Trump on Tuesday morning, accusing him of using force against peaceful protesters to stage a “photo op” of himself holding a Bibleoutside St. John’s Episcopal Church.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Biden Suggests Police Shoot Assailants “In the Leg Instead of the Heart”

Joe Biden said on Monday that police that are under attack should shoot people “in the leg instead of the heart” to avoid killing an assailant.

“Instead of standing there and teaching a cop, when there’s an unarmed person coming at them with a knife or something, you shoot them in the leg instead of in the heart is a very different thing. There’s a lot of different things that could change,” Biden said during a meeting with community leaders in Delaware.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Biden: Objecting to Higher Taxes is “Pure Selfishness”

Former Vice President Joe Biden told a group of activists and ministers gathered at a Delaware church Monday that “it’s pure selfishness” to oppose higher taxes.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Biden Wins New Mexico Primary

Former Vice President Joe Biden won New Mexico’s primary Tuesday as he continues on his path to the Democratic presidential nomination.

Biden defeated Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who dropped out of the presidential race in April but has opted to remain on primary ballots to rack up delegates ahead of the Democratic Party’s convention in August. Sanders has endorsed Biden.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Biden Wins Montana Primary

Former Vice President Joe Biden won Montana’s primary on Tuesday as he continues his march to the Democratic nomination.

Biden defeated Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who dropped out of the presidential race in April but remains in upcoming primary ballots to rack up delegates ahead of the Democratic Party’s convention this summer. Sanders has endorsed Biden.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Biden Wins Indiana Primary

Former Vice President Joe Biden won the Indiana primary Tuesday as he continues to march toward the Democratic presidential nomination.

Biden handily defeated Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who suspended his presidential bid earlier this year but will remain on upcoming primary ballots to rack up more delegates as he looks to influence the Democratic Party’s platform at its convention this summer. He has endorsed Biden.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Charges: Illinois Man Went to Minneapolis to Riot

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An Illinois man who allegedly traveled to Minneapolis to participate in riots after the death of George Floyd has been arrested and charged with federal counts, after prosecutors say videos posted to his Facebook page showed him handing out explosives and damaging property.

Matthew Lee Rupert, 28, of Galesburg, Illinois, was arrested in Chicago and charged Monday by criminal complaint with three counts, including civil disorder, carrying on a riot and possession of unregistered destructive devices.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Chicago’s George Floyd Unrest Sees More Fires Than 1968 Riots, Report Says

During weekend unrest over the death of George Floyd, Chicago firefighters battled more fires in a single night than they did during the 1968 riots, according to a report.

For a 24-hour period, there were more than 80 fires throughout Chicago, CBS 2 reported. The flames began Saturday in Chicago’s downtown central district before propping up in other parts of the city.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Cop Shot in the Head During Riots in Las Vegas

A police officer who was shot during riots in Las Vegas is currently on life support, according to local outlets. A source said that the officer was in a fight with another suspect when someone walked up and shot the officer in the head from behind.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Democrats Declare “Riots Are an Integral Part of This Country’s March Towards Progress”

In a now deleted tweet, Democrats in Virginia defended violence being carried out by so called ‘protesters’, and announced that “Riots are an integral part of this country’s march towards progress.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Despite Cleveland Police Chief’s Claims, None Arrested in Weekend Riots Were From Outside Ohio, Report Says

Cleveland’s chief of police said Sunday that none of the 99 people arrested during downtown riots sparked by the death of George Floyd were from the area, but jail and court records show otherwise.

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams claimed that the majority of those arrested were either not from the area or out of state. But Cuyahoga County Jail records say the majority arrested were indeed from Cleveland, with the remaining from surrounding counties and suburbs, the Plain Dealer reported.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Federal Charges: Men Threw Molotov Cocktails Into Dakota County Courthouse During Riots

Two Minnesota men threw Molotov cocktails into Dakota County courthouse buildings early Friday during rioting that stretched across the Twin Cities in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death in police custody, according to charges unsealed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for Minnesota.

According to charges unsealed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Fornandous Cortez Henderson, 32, of Savage, and Garrett Patrick Ziegler, 24, of Long Lake, threw the explosive materials. Each was charged with destruction of property used in interstate commerce and possession of Molotov cocktails.

Both men appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Becky Thorson in St. Paul on Tuesday for an initial appearance.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

George W. Bush Releases Statement on George Floyd, America’s “Tragic Failures”

Former President George W. Bush released a statement Tuesday evening addressing the killing of George Floyd and the “shocking failure” of racial injustice in America.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Gov. Cuomo Threatens to “Displace” De Blasio, Says Mayor and NYPD “Did Not Do Their Job” Monday Night

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD for how they handled Monday night’s onslaught of looting and vandalism.

Cuomo said he has offered de Blasio National Guard troops but he has declined.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Grant Napear, Sacramento Kings Announcer Since 1988, Fired for Tweeting “All Lives Matter, Every Single One!”

Grant Napear, play-by-play announcer for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings since 1988, was fired on Tuesday after tweeting, “ALL LIVES MATTER…EVERY SINGLE ONE!!!”

The veteran announcer made his remark in reply to a tweet from former Kings star DeMarcus Cousins, who asked him for his “take on BLM.”

The radio station for which Napear hosted his namesake show, said “the timing of Grant’s tweet was particularly insensitive,” and placed him on leave Monday.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Horowitz: Trucker Attacked by Mob on I-35 Was Delivering Fuel to Black-Owned Business

It was an indelible image, etched in my young brain, that I wished I had not seen. Watching the nightly news with my parents on April 29, 1992, I, along with millions of others, witnessed Reginald Denny being dragged out of his truck at a Los Angeles intersection and beaten in an unspeakable manner in retaliation for the Rodney King beating. I never thought I’d see something like that again outside a place like the Middle East, but here we are again, staring down the barrel of unbridled anarchy.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Joe Biden, Donald Trump Win Pennsylvania Primary Election Amid Unrest, Pandemic

PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Pennsylvania held a primary election Tuesday amid civil unrest, a pandemic, the introduction of new voting machines in some counties and the debut of mail-in balloting that pushed county election bureaus to their limits. The result of the highest-profile contest on the ballot was a foregone conclusion: President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, uncontested for their party’s nominations, both won their primary Tuesday in Pennsylvania.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Las Vegas Cop on Life Support After Being Shot in the Head by Rioter

In a night of deadly violence aimed at police officers, a cop in Las Vegas was shot in the head and is now on life support.

Despite George Floyd’s own family calling for an end to violence, multiple cities were again hit by mayhem last night.

A suspect was taken into custody after an LVMPD officer was shot in the head near Circus Circus late last night.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Leftists, Hollywood Celebrities Melt Down Over ‘Fascist’ Trump Squashing ‘Protests’

As a third night of rioting, looting and violence broke out across America, leftists and pointless Hollywood celebrities took to Twitter to hyperventilate over President Trump’s use of National Guard troops, and federal police to crack down on protesters in DC, and described his vow to take control in other cities if Democratic governors do not as ‘fascist’.

In addition to more rioting and looting, footage emerged last night of so called ‘protesters’ running through police lines in cars, severely injuring some officers.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Looters Strike Macy’s and Manhattan Stores Before Monday’s Curfew

MANHATTAN, New York (WABC) — As the sun set Monday, the looting started once again across Manhattan as protests entered their fifth day in New York City. Police made several arrests, some inside Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square as looters struck.

Businesses on 5th and Madison avenues were spotted putting up plywood to prevent looting. However, that didn’t stop the looters from breaking in and grabbing what they wanted from the luxury stores.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Marianne Williamson Apologizes for Tweeting ‘Photo Shopped’ Image of Hitler Holding Bible Next to Trump

Former Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson blamed “too much coffee” for a Tuesday morning tweet that likened President Trump to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

The spiritual author whose campaign failed to gain much traction in the 2020 primary contest said she had taken down a tweet on Tuesday which showed Trump and Hitler side-by-side, both holding a Bible.

“I just deleted a picture of Hitler that I learned was photo shopped,” Williamson tweeted. “I apologize. Too much coffee.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Military Helicopters Deployed to Disperse Rioters in D.C.

Low-flying military helicopters were used to disperse rioters in Washington, D.C., Monday night in the fourth straight day of unrest following the death of George Floyd.

Two Lakota helicopters were reportedly flying between 100 and 300 feet above the streets, while a Black Hawk army chopper was hovering approximately 12 stories high.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Mugshots and Names of People Arrested in Denver Riots Released

DENVER (KDVR) — Denver police released the mugshots and names of 284 people who were arrested in the city’s riots over a span of four days.

The list includes everyone who was arrested between Thursday, May 28 through Sunday, May 31.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Multiple Social Media Users Report Seemingly Random Stashes of Bricks Near Protest Sites

Social media users across the country have been documenting multiple instances of seemingly random stashes of bricks appearing near protest sites in recent days where there does not appear to be any construction underway nearby.

Kansas City Police confirmed the planting of such projectiles “to be used during a riot,” and urged citizens to report them if spotted:

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Navy Seal Who Killed Osama Bin Laden: “These Are Not Protesters. These Are Terrorists.”

Robert O’Neill — the retired Navy SEAL who fired the shots that killed terrorist Osama bin Laden in 2011 — did not mince words early Tuesday, taking to Twitter to denounce the riots happening across the nation.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Negating Media, Police Say Smoke Cannisters, Not Tear Gas Used Before Trump Church Visit; Officers Did Not Know He Would be Arriving

D.C. Park Police are negating a widely publicized story that President Trump had tear gas fired at peaceful protesters to make a path for him to walk to St. John’s Church after his address to the nation Monday evening.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Nickelodeon Frightens Children With “I Can’t Breathe” Virtue Signal

UPDATE: The woman who posted this video has deleted her account after being attacked by an online Twitter mob.

A video clip shows a frightened child asking his mother to turn off a Nickelodeon promo which features the sound of heavy breathing and the words “I can’t breathe” as a corporate virtue signal to recognize the death of George Floyd.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

NYC Looters Pull Up in $350,000 Rolls-Royce to Ransack Store

Looters in New York City pulled up to ransack a store Monday night in a $350,000 Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV.

The footage was shot in the SoHo neighborhood in lower Manhattan.

The ultra-luxury Cullinan has a starting price of $333,000, but its price-as-delivered regularly stretches far beyond the $350,000 mark.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

NYPD Officer Mowed Down by Driver in the Bronx

An NYPD officer was intentionally mowed down by a driver in the Bronx early Tuesday, in a brutal act of violence caught on video:

[WARNING: GRAPHIC, LANGUAGE]

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Pelosi Reads From Bible, Urges President Trump to Help U.S. Heal

Embracing a Bible in the Capitol Building Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged President Trump to ease off his aggressive approach to the nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Philly Gun Shop Owner Defends Store With AR-15 Against 4 Looters, Kills 1

A looter was shot and killed after attempting to rob a South Philadelphia gun store on Tuesday morning.

Greg Isabella, 67, is the owner of Firing Line Inc., one of the oldest gun shops in the city. He saw a group of looters on surveillance video attempting to break into his store early Tuesday morning.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Poll Finds Clear Majority of Americans Want Military to Help Police Deal With Riots

The silent majority has spoken. A new Morning Consult Poll finds that 58% of Americans want the military brought in to help police deal with riots, with 30% opposing the measure.

Asked if they supported “Calling in the U.S. military to supplement city police forces,” 33% said they strongly support the measure and 25% somewhat support it for a total support of 58%, while 19% strongly oppose and 11% somewhat oppose the measure.

The survey also found that 71% of Americans supported using the National Guard as a way of addressing “protests and demonstrations” in U.S. cities.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Professor Defends Rioters Who Torched Minneapolis Police Building, Calls it ‘Reasonable Response’

A Northwestern University journalism professor who specializes in social justice reporting has penned a column that argues it’s reasonable to burn down a police building in response to police brutality.

Writing for Slate, Professor Steven Thrasher stated that the “destruction of a police precinct is not only a tactically reasonable response to the crisis of policing, it is a quintessentially American response, and a predictable one.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Riots in Manchester Promoted on Social Media Leads to Preparation

Manchester, NH — Manchester is taking steps to prepare for potential protests and riots which were promoted on social media.

A 19-year-old from Ashland was arrested for the original post which has since been removed. A large number of people are still appearing to join together in two locations in Manchester. Also, a large number of counter-protesters is also anticipated.

Sources tell me approximately 200 New Hampshire National Guard troops are on standby in in the Queen City. Also, multiple law enforcement agencies have been coordinated by Manchester police as well as New Hampshire State Police.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Sanders Defends Rioters: “Looting of America Has Been Going on for 40 Years” By “Ultra-Rich”

In a tweet many see as justifying the looting and rioting taking place in American cities, senator and failed presidential candidate Bernie Sanders seemed to suggest that the pillaging of businesses and stores was payback.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Secret Service Tightens Security Around White House as Riots Escalate

The U.S. Secret Service tightened security around the White House on Tuesday as riots escalate in the nation’s capital.

The agency installed anti-rioting fences around the building, implemented road closures, and expanded the perimeter, a source told Fox News.

A chain-link fence standing nearly eight feet tall was placed along the perimeter of Lafayette Square, barring people from entering the park.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Seth Rogen to Anti-BLM Followers: ‘F**k Off… You Don’t Deserve My Movies’

Left-wing actor and comedian Seth Rogen launched a profanity filled rant at his followers who disagreed with his support for the anti-police Black Lives Matter movement, urging them to unfollow him and even telling them they don’t “deserve” his movies.

Rogen posted a photo on Instagram on Monday reiterating his support for the movement, with the caption: “If this is a remotely controversial statement to you, feel free to unfollow me.”

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‘Stay the Hell Out of NW Georgia’: GOP Candidate Sends Video Message to Antifa Rioters While Holding AR-15

A Republican congressional candidate delivered a message on Twitter to antifa rioters while holding an AR-15.

“ANTIFA has declared war on our country.@realDonaldTrump responded by declaring them a domestic terrorist organization,” Georgia Republican congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene posted Tuesday on Twitter. “Here’s my message to ANTIFA terrorists: Stay the HELL out of NW Georgia.”

“You won’t burn our churches, loot our businesses, or destroy our homes,” she continued.

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SUV Driver Runs Over Line of Police Officers in New York

[WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO]

A person driving an SUV plowed through a line of law enforcement officials in Buffalo, New York Monday night, injuring multiple officers.

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Trump Calls on NYC to Activate National Guard in Response to Riots

President Trump on Tuesday called on the city of New York to activate the National Guard in response to rioters who vandalized and looted businesses Monday evening.

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Trump Signs Executive Order Allocating $50m Per Year Toward International Religious Freedom Programs

On Tuesday President Trump signed an executive order instructing the U.S. State Department to prioritize religious freedom internationally and allocating $50 million per year toward the advancement of religious freedom worldwide.

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Trump Says He Has “Done More for the Black Community Than Any President Since Abraham Lincoln”

Amid nationwide protests and riots which began as demonstrations about race relations in the U.S., President Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to claim that he has done more for the black community than “any president since Abraham Lincoln” and then promising “the best is yet to come!”

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Trump Moves Military Forces in Washington to 2nd-Highest Alert Status

The Pentagon has ordered forces and bases in the Washington, D.C., area to “Force Protection Condition Charlie,” the second-highest level of alert available. The alert indicates “likely” targeting of military forces and terrorist action.

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Twitter Puts President Trump as Top Search Result for Term “Racist”

Ever since it fact-checked President Trump last week, Twitter has been accused of applying its rules inconsistently and letting political bias seep into its content moderation decisions.

And now, when Twitter users search for the word “racist” in the “People” section of Twitter search, Trump’s @realDonald Trump account is being displayed as the top result at the time of writing.

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Twitter Strips Journalist Peter Lloyd of Verification After He Condemns Riots and Looting

Update — June 2, 2020: Twitter has restored Peter Lloyd’s verification after being contacted for answers.

Twitter has removed journalist Peter Lloyd’s verification badge after he criticized those who have been looting amid the protests and riots that have engulfed multiple cities in the US after the death of George Floyd.

Lloyd wrote that there was “no email, no explanation, no courtesy call or text” from Twitter to explain why he had lost his verification badge.

However, Lloyd speculated that it could be related to his recent tweets where he has condemned looters, argued that “not all cops are bad,” and retweeted Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s viral “take the red pill” tweet.

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US Surveillance Bill 6666: The Devil in the Details

H.R. 6666 — A ‘Monstrously Unconstitutional’ Bill

Needless to say, many an eyebrow are being raised over the “6666” in the resolution. It seems both unfortunate and ironically apt. As noted by Cheryl Chumley in a May 12, 2020, Washington Times article:

“Mark of the beast. Mark of the beast for a beastly, monstrously unconstitutional bill. After all, what’s more devilishly un-American than launching one of the most massive government surveillance programs of private citizens in U.S. history, all under the guise of protecting people from the coronavirus?”

The government grants — a whopping $100 billion of taxpayer money for 2020 alone — would be used by “eligible entities” to hire employees and buy the supplies needed to conduct testing and contact tracing. This includes sending employees to the residences of citizens to conduct COVID-19 testing.

Entities eligible for grant money include federally qualified health centers, school-based clinics, disproportionate share hospitals, academic medical centers, nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, high schools and any other entities determined to be eligible by the Health and Human Services Secretary.

If you test positive, you would then be quarantined either at a mobile health unit or in your own home. Contact tracers would also collect information about anyone you may have come into contact with so that they can be tested and, if needed, quarantined.

As noted by Chumley, just how the government intends to ensure compliance with quarantine remains an unanswered question. We now know that up to 80% of people who test positive remain asymptomatic, and for people who feel fine, being locked up, whether at home or in a mobile unit, for two weeks or more may not be a welcome proposition at this point.

COVID-19 Does Not Warrant Proposed Tracking Measures

In a nutshell, H.R. 6666 calls for taking $100 billion of our taxpayer money to fund our own persecution. I say “persecution,” considering this virus isn’t particularly lethal for people under the age of 80, and has an overall survival rate of about 99% and therefore doesn’t pose a significant threat for the vast majority of the population.

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Washington, DC, Archbishop Condemns Trump ‘Photo-Op’ At Pope John Paul Shrine

Washington, DC, Catholic Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory slammed President Trump’s “manipulation” of a Catholic shrine, saying it “violates our religious principles.”

In a statement released Tuesday, the archbishop said, “I find it baffling and reprehensible that any Catholic facility would allow itself to be so egregiously misused and manipulated in a fashion that violates our religious principles, which call us to defend the rights of all people even those with whom we might disagree.”

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Anger Over Coronavirus Lockdowns Grows Throughout Italy

ROME — Italians across the country are increasingly fed up with the bureaucratic slowness of returning life to normal after strict lockdowns, according to a survey.

A survey of Italians during the final week of May reveals the highest levels of anger as a predominant emotion since the lockdowns began in early March. While feelings of uncertainty and vulnerability both diminished in the last week of May, these were replaced by growing ire at the government’s reluctance to relinquish its stranglehold on society.

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Belgium: Black Lives Matter Holds Illegal Demonstration in Ghent (Video)

The mysterious group calling itself “Black Lives Matter Belgium” held a demonstration in Ghent yesterday in defiance of ongoing social distancing measures which forbid public gatherings. The authorities took no action, however. The event also went ahead despite the fact that a demonstration planned in Brussels for earlier the same day by the same group was banned by the police.

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Central Europe Best Positioned to Recover From Coronavirus Pandemic

Central Europe may emerge at the other end of the coronavirus pandemic with renewed strength, analyst Daniel Deak concludes in an article on think-tank 21st Century Institute’s website.

“As a result of effective political leadership and steady economic fundamentals, Hungary, similarly to the other countries of the region, will suffer a less severe economic setback as the most affected Western and Southern European countries, which were in very in bad shape to begin with,” Deak writes. “Thanks to his, the political weight of Hungary and the Visegrad Four in European negotiations could improve and the region could emerge stronger from the crisis.”

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Expect Coronavirus Vaccine Failure and Reactions

One vaccine, developed at the University of Oxford Jenner Institute and named ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, uses a “replication-deficient chimpanzee adenovirus to deliver a SARS-CoV-2 protein to induce a protective immune response.” It was tested on six rhesus macaque monkeys, which received the experimental vaccine, then were infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, 28 days later…

Oxford’s vaccine trial results were less than stellar, yet they’ve teamed up with drug maker AstraZeneca and moved on to testing in humans anyway. A Phase 1 trial of the vaccine, funded by the U.K. government, began April 23, 2020, in healthy volunteers in the U.K.12 “Time will tell if this is the best approach. I wouldn’t bet on it,” Haseltine said.

The first two human volunteers were injected with the vaccine in late April 2020. In all, about 1,100 volunteers are expected to receive the vaccine and then mix with the general population to see if they end up catching COVID-19.

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Far-Left Antifa Anarchists Take Credit for Setting French MP’s Car on Fire

The far-left anarchist group “Attaque” has taken credit for an attack on the vehicle of an MP belonging to French President Emmanuel Macron’s La République En Marche! (LREM/Republic on the Move).

The arson attack took place outside the home of French MP Eric Alauzet in the city of Besançon and saw his car set on fire, with the blaze spreading to other vehicles parked next to it belonging to his neighbours.

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Germany: Hamburg Judge Linked to Far-Left Antifa Extremists and Banned Kurdish Terrorist Group

A constitutional judge in Hamburg has been linked to Germany’s far-left extremist Antifa scene as well as the banned Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist group.

Judge Cornelia Ganten-Lange, formerly an asylum lawyer, was elected to the Hamburg constitutional court in 2009 and again in 2015. She has been reported to have a deep history with Antifa far-left extremists during her legal career.

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Italy Poll: Salvini’s Lega in Solid First Place as Democrats Slide

ROME — The Lega party of Matteo Salvini has lengthened its lead over the opposition in the latest national electoral poll, climbing to 27 percent, while the Democratic Party (PD) dropped to below 20 percent.

The progressive PD, captained by Nicola Zingaretti, dropped more than a half percentage point (0.7) in just one week to 19.5 percent, while the Five-Star Movement rose slightly to 16 percent, Giorgia Meloni’s Fratelli d’Italia (FDI) dropped to 13.9 percent and Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party fell to 6 percent.

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Netherlands: Police Fired Upon Near Mevlana Mosque

Dutch police were attacked and fired upon by a large crowd of people after responding to a shooting incident on Saturday night. The shooting took place near the Mevlana Mosque in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands. A riot broke out among the bystanders after police arrived on the scene.

Police received multiple reports of a shooting near the Salvation Army building by the Roel Langerakpark just before midnight, according to the official police report. Witnesses said that several shots were fired. Officers rushed to the scene and found two injured men, one of whom is 19 and the other, 20. They were both taken to the hospital, although it is said their wounds were not life-threatening.

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Netherlands: No Mask, No Social Distancing: Left-Wing Amsterdam Mayor Under Fire Over George Floyd Protest

Green Party mayor Femke Halsema, who was photographed at a protest without a mask, has been accused of “spitting on” residents over her handling of the mass demonstration.

A protest march in Amsterdam took place on Monday, with residents coming out in sympathy with Black Lives Matter protests in the United States and organisers saying they also wanted to bring attention to racism in Europe, as well.

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UK: Man Wanted by Police for Kissing Woman on the Cheek

Police in the East Midlands of England appealed for witnesses after a lorry driver thanked a woman he’d just met with a kiss, The Telegraph reports.

When the truckers got into trouble, the seventy year-old woman kindly stepped in to help after their vehicle became stuck under a low bridge in Matlock. Once the problem was sorted, one of the men in the lorry got out to thank the old lady and gave her a peck on the cheek.

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UK: No Progress on Trade Deal Unless EU Drops Regulatory Alignment Demand

Downing Street has said the EU’s demands that the UK adheres to Brussels’ regulatory frameworks after the end of the transition period would block any progress on a future trade deal.

The next round of negotiations between London and Brussels begins on Tuesday. The fourth set of talks, taking place virtually due to the Chinese coronavirus lockdown, will focus on fisheries, governance on how the new deal will be enforced, and the “level playing field for open and fair competition”.

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UK: Tory Brexiteer: Europe Wants Delay So They Can Take Our Money for Another Two Years

Former Brexit secretary David Davis said that the European Union is trying to push for an extension to the transition period in an attempt to siphon off more British money during the impending economic collapse the bloc is facing as a result of the Chinese coronavirus.

In response to the two-year extension floated by the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, Conservative MP and former special forces reservist David Davis said that the UK could not afford to cower and extend the transition period, as “every single time we extend, we weaken our position and strengthen theirs”.

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YouTube Censors Interview With Lockdown Skeptic Peter Hitchens

In case you were wondering, yes, YouTube is still enforcing its almost unprecedented censorship around what’s allowed to be said regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

But this censorship seems to be elastic in how and to whom it is applied. While many videos got summarily removed, even those giving voice to respectable scientists and doctors, others, like an interview with British journalist Peter Hitchens, have “merely” been hidden.

The interview was published on the TRIGGERnometry YouTube channel, run by Konstantin Kisin and Francis Foster who bill it as “free speech and fact-based.”

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Turkey: Where Criticizing Islam Can Land You in Prison

Critics of Turkey’s government and Islam continue being targeting by the country’s authorities.

On May 17, Turkish photographer Firat Erez, a former supporter of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AKP) Party, was arrested in the city of Antalya after saying “Islam is immoral” on his Twitter account.

“This is not hate. It is a decision,” he wrote. “Islam is immoral. His Prophet, Allah, his disciples could not protect it. Islam has not overcome the moral barrier. It cannot. You cannot find the truth by bending over five times a day. Plain, clear and painful.”

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Turkey Seeks to Arrest 118 Military Personnel Over Coup an Hour Ago

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Prosecutors in Istanbul issued warrants on Tuesday for the detention of 118 military personnel over their suspected links to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric as authorities pressed ahead with a crackdown on a network Turkey blames for a failed coup attempt in 2016.

The state-run Anadolu Agency said 72 of the suspects were detained in simultaneous raids in 35 provinces across Turkey for alleged ties to cleric Fethullah Gulen’s network. Police were searching for 46 other suspects, the agency reported.

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Hindu Basti Razed to the Ground in Punjab Province of Islamic Pakistan

When world is urging to stay home, Islamic Pakistan demolishes Hindu homes in Bhawalpur.

Sajjan Singh Pratihar | Bhawalpur | HENB | May 22, 2020:: As majority of countries encourage people to stay indoors to contain the prevailing Corona Pandemic, Pakistan has made its own people homeless due to Islamic fanaticism.

A Basti (residential cluster) of minority Hindu community was razed to the ground in the blistering heat of Bhawalpur in its Punjab province.

What’s even more shocking is, the demolition of walls and roofs over people’s head were crushed under the watch of Tariq Bashir Cheema, the Housing Minister in the PM Imran Khan’s cabinet, who was accompanied by the country’s Principal Information Officer Shahid Khokhar.

Painful images showed bulldozer rampaging ruthlessly over houses and debris with minority men, women, children cried for mercy.

The incident came days after the country’s Human Rights Commission of Pakistan tore into the government for its failure to protect the rights of minorities.

Recently, in a similar incident, houses and a graveyard belonging to the Christian community in Khanewal district of Punjab province were destroyed by a politician belonging to Imran Khan’s party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf…

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China Closes 48 Christian Churches in 2 Weeks: Report

The end of coronavirus lockdowns in China have meant the return of aggressive government persecution for many Christian churches in the communist country. For some, that has involved being ordered to remove crosses, while others have seen the shuttering and even demolition of their places of worship.

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Farage: UK Must Get Tough on China, Biggest Geopolitical Struggle Since Fall of Berlin Wall

Nigel Farage has said that China’s increasingly aggressive foreign policy stance since it let the Wuhan virus loose onto the world must force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to get tough on the communist country.

Leaked documents from the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that China had withheld vital information on coronavirus in the early days of the outbreak. While for a fortnight afterwards, China delayed sharing critical information to the WHO on human-to-human transmission, according to records obtained by the Associated Press and reported on Tuesday.

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Appeals Court in Australia Confirms News Publishers Are Liable for Users’ Comments on Their Facebook Pages

In wild ruling that highlights how badly those enforcing the law don’t properly understand the internet, an Australian Appeals court has allowed a man to sue news outlets for the allegedly defamatory comments made about him by the public in the comments section of their Facebook Pages.

The media houses claim the court ruling is impractical and that they can’t possibly be responsible for the comments that users make to their Facebook Page.

The plaintiff of the defamatory case is Dylan Voller, an ex-NT youth detainee. While at the Don Dale Youth Detention Center, Voller’s mistreatment led to a 2016 royal commission. The young man is claiming damages over ten comments made by the public on the Facebook pages of the Centralian Advocate, Bolt Report, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, and Sky News Australia.

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Coldest Start to Winter in 80 Years: Melbourne, Sydney Are Freezing and Much of Australia is Drenched in Rain — and it’s Going to Continue of Days

Melbourne recorded the coldest start to winter since 1943, reaching a maximum temperature of just 11.2C on Monday. Most of the country has endured a chilly start to the week.

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Eastside Gang Members and Pretty B****es Only: How Ultra-Violent Girl Gangs Are Responsible for Terrifying New Crime Wave Across Melbourne

‘Pretty B****es Only’ and ‘Eastside Gang Members’ are two girl gangs wreaking havoc in Melbourne’s southeast. One video shows two girls fighting while a larger group surrounds them.

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Labor Staffer With Chinese Communist Party Links Pushes Bizarre Conspiracy Theory Coronavirus Was Created by the U.S. And Spread Around the Globe by Its Army

A Victorian Labor staffer with links to the Chinese Communist Party has posted a conspiracy theory blaming the US for coronavirus on social media.

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Schoolgirl, 14, Is Charged Over ‘Brutal Attack on a 23-Year-Old Woman at a Train Station’ — As Police Hunt for Her Three Friends

The 14-year-old and and her three friends allegedly bashed a 23-year-old woman in Brisbane’s south on Thursday afternoon.

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Bosnia: Anti-Migrant Security Minister Resigns

Fahrudin Radoncic, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Minister of Security who has taken a tough line on deporting illegal migrants, announced his resignation today. He cited disagreements with the government over migrant issues as one of the reasons for his departure.

Radoncic had announced in April that he intended to deport all of the approximately 10,000 illegal migrants Bosnia is currently hosting in its camps, apart from actual Syrian war refugees, as previously reported by Voice of Europe. He declared that his country would not be “a parking lot of migrants for Europe.”

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Slovenia Launches Border Security Operation as Number of Illegal Migrants Increases

Slovenia has launched a border security operation and is significantly increasing the number of security personnel operating along its border with Croatia, as the number of illegal migrants coming along the infamous Balkan migration route has been going up.

The country has reported a sharp increase in the number of migrants attempting to illegally cross the Croatian-Slovene border in recent weeks. The authorities attribute this to the relaxing of lockdown measures in response to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Greece’s transfer of thousands of migrants from its overcrowded camps on its islands in the Aegean to the Greek mainland as a social distancing measure, and the coming of spring weather.

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Maoist Thugs Target Christians, With Support From Justice Roberts

That’s right: the secular authorities have determined that marijuana businesses selling dope have more rights than churches. It appears that the stoners are more inclined to vote the way the liberals want them to vote….

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Video: Woman Kneels on Demand in the Street to Apologize for Her “White Privilege”

A video clip shows a woman immediately obeying a black man’s request to kneel on her feet in the street and apologize for her “white privilege”.

Yes, really.

It’s possible that the man, who introduces himself to her as a member of Black Lives Matter, is trolling, but her reaction is priceless nonetheless.

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11 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/2/2020

  1. Sweden admits it DID get it wrong on coronavirus: Expert behind country’s refusal to enter lockdown says he would have imposed tougher restrictions ‘if we knew what we know now. Same with the giant pc erosion sinkhole.

  2. Re: “Trump says he has done more for the Black Community…”

    I’m no great fan of The Donald (he must have had the best education money could buy, yet none of it seems to have rubbed off), and excuse the note of levity, but I recall a joke going around when he was elected: The Democrats haven’t been so disappointed since the Republicans took their slaves away.

  3. Shoot ’em in the leg instead of the heart? I guess Biden has never heard of the femoral artery. One can bleed out quite fast from that being ruptured. What a moron.

  4. Seth Rogen, nobody deserves your movies. Please quit making them and we won’t have to ignore them. Now, go home to your gated community with all that security.

    • I had to look up who he was so I wouldn’t inadvertently watch one of his movies. Now that I know, and know what kinds of films he stars in I believe there is little chance of that happening.

      That such trash as his movies can be successful at the box office in this country tells me that we are irretrievably screwed as a nation and are circling the drain…

    • Indeed. When pc acquaintances tell me the West’s prosperity was based on slavery, I like to point out that Sweden, Finland and Switzerland had no overseas empires, and did not participate in the slave trade, yet are relatively prosperous. To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, it’s the industrial (and later technological) revolution, stupid!

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