Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/21/2021

In Columbus, Ohio a black teenager named Ma’Khia Bryant was shot dead by a white police officer. Bodycam footage shows that Ms. Bryant was in the process of attacking two other girls with a knife when she was shot. However, BLM protesters and the dead girl’s family say the shooting was not justified.

Meanwhile, the District Attorney in Knoxville, Tennessee released bodycam footage of the fatal shooting by a white police officer of a black teenager named Anthony Thompson Jr. in the bathroom of a high school. The video shows the young man firing at police with a gun. However, BLM protesters and the dead boy’s family say the shooting was not justified.

In other news, sixty people were arrested at a protest in Berlin against COVID restrictions.

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Thanks to Dean, DV, LP, MM, Reader from Chicago, SS, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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USA
» “Get the F**k Out of New York!”: BLM Protesters Demand White Restaurant Owners Leave the City
» 34 States Considering Anti-Protest Bills Introduced by Republicans: Report
» Airlines Won’t Call Digital ID a ‘Vaccine Passport’ Because “It Carries Too Many Connotations”
» Antifa Celebrates Chauvin Verdict by Smashing Up Starbucks, Punching Police
» AOC Says Guilty Verdict in Chauvin Trial is “Not Justice”
» Biden Administration Signals Intent to Push Critical Race Theory as American History and Civics Education
» Bill Gates to Address FORTY Heads of State at Climate Summit
» Black Loyola Students Want to ‘Eradicate Focus on Western Civilization’ In Honors Program
» BLM Activists Call for Hunting Down George Zimmerman and Killing Him
» BLM Minneapolis: ‘I Don’t Want to Say We Need to Start Killing All White Folks… But… Maybe They Need to Feel the Pain and Hurt’ (Watch)
» Bodycam Footage Shows Fatal Police Shooting of 16-Year-Old Girl in Southeast Columbus
» Bodycam Video Shows Fatal Confrontation Between Austin-East Student & Officers; Officer Won’t be Charged
» China Joe Signs Executive Order Banning Federal Use of the Words “Wuhan Virus” To Describe Wuhan Virus
» Derek Chauvin Verdict: Cities Around the Country Prepared for Unrest, Then the Verdict Triggered Relief
» DHS Sent More Than 750 Federal Officers, Spent Millions Responding to Portland Protests
» DOJ Launches Probe Into Use of “Excessive Force” by Minneapolis Police
» Elections Integrity Org Identifies 12,547 Illegal Votes Included in Georgia’s 2020 Election Results — Exceeds Margin of Victory in the State
» Escondido Police Shoot, Kill Man With ‘Metal Pole’
» Just Can’t Make This Up! Joe Biden Mistakes “Saloon” For “Salon” During His 14:55 Minute COVID Speech
» Lebron James Now-Deleted Tweet Targets Officer in Ohio Police Shooting: ‘You’re Next’
» Leftists Falsely Claim Police Shooting of Ohio Teen Was in Response to a “Knife Fight”
» Leftists Call for Death, Violence Against Tomi Lahren for Asking if Foot Locker is Safe Tonight
» Ma’khia Bryant: Columbus Police Release Body Camera Footage in Shooting of 16-Year-Old
» Man Claims Pepsi Max, Milk & Mango Chutney All Tested Positive for Coronavirus
» Minneapolis City Council Candidate and Former City Employee Encourages Rioters to Burn Down Wealthy Neighborhoods
» Mother of 16-Year-Old Old Shot Dead by Police After Stabbing Attack Says She “Promoted Peace”
» Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill to Protect Drivers Who Hit Rioters, As Protesters Try Breaking Into Senate
» Online Group of Parents Organize Protests, Possible Walkouts Against NCSD Mask Mandate
» Portland Protests Post-Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict Result in 2 Arrests, Bike Officer Punched in Head
» Protests Erupt in Columbus After Officer Shoots and Kills Teenage Girl Armed With a Knife
» Rick Scott Publishes Brutal Open Letter Warning ‘Woke’ Corporations About ‘Day of Reckoning’ When Republicans Take Back House and Senate
» Shock Video: Security Guards Body-Slam Fan, Cuff Him and Drag Him From Game for Not Wearing Facemask While Eating at Ralston Arena During Omaha Beef Football Game #Peak2021
» South Station Protests Continue for 5th Day; Protesters React to Chauvin Verdict
» Tech Firms Predicting Widespread Communication by Hologram Within the Decade
» US Postal Service Running ‘Covert Operations Program’ to Spy on Americans’ Social Media Posts, Share With Agencies
» Video: Rand Paul Warns of ‘Climate Corps Youth’ Plan in ‘Horrendous’ Green New Deal
» Virginia Cop is Fired for Giving $25 to Kenosha Shooter Kyle Rittenhouse’s Legal Fund With Note Saying ‘You’ve Done Nothing Wrong’ After Hack Revealed Names of Anonymous Donors
» WTH? FBI Labels 2017 Baseball Field Shooting by Deranged Leftist That Nearly Killed GOP Rep. Scalise a “Suicide by Cop” — Scalise Responds
 
Europe and the EU
» Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò Dresses Down Vatican Over Globalist Confab With Chelsea Clinton, Dr. Fauci, Jane Goodall and Other Heretics — Only 2 Clergy Speakers in 114 Listed
» Black Lives Matter UK Vows to Continue Fighting ‘White Supremacy’ After George Floyd Trial
» European Super League Release Statement Announcing Suspension After Big Six Pull Out of Controversial £4.6bn Scheme… But Maintain That ‘Football Needs to Change’, Claiming ‘Pressure’ Was Applied to Premier League’s Clubs
» France First EU State to Test Digital Coronavirus Travel Passport
» In Germany, 60 Arrested in Protests Over COVID Restrictions
» Ireland: Taoiseach Signals Possibility of Return to Church Service Attendances in Person
» Prince Harry Skips Queen’s 95th Birthday to Return to Meghan: Reports
» UK: Extinction Rebellion Founder Says Psychedelic Drugs ‘Helped Start Environmental Movement’
 
Far East
» Report: Religion in China Suffers ‘Most Serious Crackdown Since the Cultural Revolution’
 
Australia — Pacific
» Glamorous Gumtree Scammer Who Funded Her Love of Luxury Handbags by Fleecing Men on Sales Website Could Avoid Jail Because She Has a Low IQ — as She Fronts Court in $1,200 Designer Jumper After Allegedly Running Over One of Her Victims
» Teacher and ‘Alternative’ School With Gender-Neutral Bathrooms and No Uniforms Where Students Made Black Lives Matter Posters Saying ‘Stop Killer Cops’ Could Suffer ‘Disciplinary Action’ As Inquiry Launched
 
Latin America
» Sao Paulo Police Raid Bar Where More Than 100 People Gathered
 
Immigration
» Arizona Governor Declares State of Emergency at Border
» Border Cartels Use TikTok, Social Media to Recruit American Teens to Smuggle Migrants for Cash
» More Americans Now Fear “Illegal Immigration” Than COVID, New Poll Finds
 
Culture Wars
» Demi Lovato Said She Cut Her Hair Off to Liberate Herself From Christian Norms
 

“Get the F**k Out of New York!”: BLM Protesters Demand White Restaurant Owners Leave the City

BLM protesters in New York reacted to the Derek Chauvin verdict by harassing diners and demanding white owners of restaurants “get the f**k out” of the city.

Unruly protests broke out in numerous major cities last night despite Chauvin being convicted on all counts.

A video shows BLM agitators yelling at diners, “Get the f**k out of New York! We don’t want you here.”

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

34 States Considering Anti-Protest Bills Introduced by Republicans: Report

Republican lawmakers in 34 states have introduced more than 80 anti-protest bills thus far in the 2021 legislative session following months of civil unrest and ongoing protests against police brutality.

Elly Page, a senior legal adviser at the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law that tracks bills limiting the right to protest, told The New York Times Wednesday that so far this year, the number of anti-protest bills are already more than double the number introduced in any other year.

The legislative proposals include those which GOP lawmakers say attempt to combat rioting and support law enforcement personnel in responding to unlawful protests.

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

Airlines Won’t Call Digital ID a ‘Vaccine Passport’ Because “It Carries Too Many Connotations”

A report from Yahoo News notes that airlines won’t be calling the imminent vaccine passports by that name because “It carries too many connotations,” according to one aviation CEO.

The forthcoming ‘digital certificates’ that will show COVID-19 vaccination status won’t be referred to as vaccination passports says Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian, because that would turn people off.

Bastian declared that airlines are “more focused on a credential, travel credential, if you will, to indicate that you’ve been vaccinated and or tested based on the regulatory requirements.”

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

Antifa Celebrates Chauvin Verdict by Smashing Up Starbucks, Punching Police

Antifa extremists in Portland celebrated the guilty conviction of Derek Chauvin by smashing up Starbucks and punching a police officer in yet another night of chaos.

More bedlam unfolded on the streets of America’s most “progressive” city following the news that Chauvin had been found guilty on all counts in the George Floyd case.

Within hours of the verdict, crowds gathered near the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse and Multnomah County Justice Center and began spray painting the building.

They subsequently smashed up a Starbucks as police declared an unlawful assembly.

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

AOC Says Guilty Verdict in Chauvin Trial is “Not Justice”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) took to social media saying the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial was not enough nor was it justice.

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

Biden Administration Signals Intent to Push Critical Race Theory as American History and Civics Education

The U.S. Department of Education has proposed prioritizing grant projects that use Critical Race Theory in a competition for federal funding that is supposed to center on American history and civics.

The Department issued a Notice of Proposed Priority Monday that would create a new allowable use for grant funding in the American History and Civics Education programs that exist to teach high school students and educators about the United States.

Both programs within the American History and Civics Education grant are funded with taxpayer dollars through the the National Endowment for the Humanities. The initiative funds centers, typically created in partnership with colleges and universities, that provide professional development for teachers and educational enrichment for high schoolers.

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

Bill Gates to Address FORTY Heads of State at Climate Summit

The world’s most powerful doctor Bill Gates is to be given a platform this week to address FORTY heads of state at a climate summit hosted by Joe Biden, according to a Reuters report.

Gates, also a renowned climate expert because he is selling a book about it, will be the keynote speaker at the virtual summit which begins on Thursday and will be attended by French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Gates will reportedly talk about “Innovation in clean energy” and “industries that have yet to be created”.

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

Black Loyola Students Want to ‘Eradicate Focus on Western Civilization’ In Honors Program

Black and other minority students at Loyola University Chicago want to change the Honors Program curriculum away from its focus on Western civilization.

The Honors Black, Indigenous, People of Color Coalition described a number of goals in an Instagram post. The group appears to have deleted its entire Instagram page, as it no longer can be seen as of April 20, however the Loyola Phoenix has a screenshot of it.

Students want to “Eradicate the focus on Western Civilization and Tradition and expand the scope of the Honors 101/102 to have a greater emphasis on global intellectuality” the post said, and “Diversify faculty that will honor and respectfully teach each text with cultural competency.”

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

BLM Activists Call for Hunting Down George Zimmerman and Killing Him

In the wake of the Derek Chauvin verdict, Black Lives Matter activists on Twitter are now calling for hunting down and killing George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin in 2013.

Apparently they don’t remember what happened last time someone tried to attack Zimmerman. Trayvon Martin was killed.

twitter.com/RossAlmighty/status/1384626803348688896

Somehow none of this violates Twitter’s terms and policies.

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

BLM Minneapolis: ‘I Don’t Want to Say We Need to Start Killing All White Folks… But… Maybe They Need to Feel the Pain and Hurt’ (Watch)

In a shocking collection of interviews from the George Floyd memorial in Minneapolis, far-left extremists admitted to wanting another civil war and implied that white people need to be killed.

Gonzo journalist and filmmaker Ami Horowitz interviewed several people who were attending the memorial to get their take on things like… burning the city down and using violence against white people. Their responses will surprise no one.

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

Bodycam Footage Shows Fatal Police Shooting of 16-Year-Old Girl in Southeast Columbus

The teen’s mother and Franklin County Children Services identified her as Ma’Khia Bryant.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Division of Police has released bodycam footage hours after the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old girl on the city’s southeast side by a police officer.

Officers were called to the 3100 block of Legion Lane, north of Chatterton Road, just after 4:30 p.m. for a disturbance.

According to Interim Chief Michael Woods, a caller reported females were trying to stab them. A dispatcher tried to obtain more information but was unable to before the call was disconnected.

The footage released by police came from the first officer on the scene. In the video, the teen appears to attempt to stab two people with a knife before the officer fires his weapon.

Chief Woods said officers immediately assessed her for injuries, called for a medic and began CPR per division policy. During this time, an officer can be heard saying “she came at her with a knife.”

The teen was taken to Mount Carmel East in critical condition where she was later pronounced dead. It’s unclear whether anyone else was injured…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Bodycam Video Shows Fatal Confrontation Between Austin-East Student & Officers; Officer Won’t be Charged

Anthony Thompson Jr., was shot & killed during a confrontation with four KPD officers at the school. Video shows he had a gun and fired it at an officer.

The altercation that led to the shooting that took the life of a 17-year-old Austin-East Magnet High School student and wounded a KPD officer took 11 seconds.

On Wednesday, Knox County District Attorney General Charme Allen released the bodycam footage of the shooting that killed Anthony Thompson Jr. and injured SRO Adam Willson in a bathroom last Monday at the school.

With the TBI’s investigation into the officer-involved shooting aspect of this case, and based on the bodycam video and other evidence, Allen said that Officer Jonathon Clabough was justified when he fired two shots in that bathroom and that he acted in his own self-defense and in the defense of the other officers.

Clabough responded to the school with Officer Brian Baldwin and Lt. Stanley Cash after the mother of Thompson’s girlfriend filed a domestic violence complaint against him. She and her daughter said Thompson physically injured her earlier in the day at school, and it wasn’t the first time.

They intended to arrest Thompson on a domestic violence complaint. Allen showed evidence that proved that Thompson knew that officers were likely coming to arrest him.

The three met SRO Willson outside the school, who led them to the security office where they tried to locate Thompson on the school’s cameras. They learned he was likely hanging out in a bathroom…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

China Joe Signs Executive Order Banning Federal Use of the Words “Wuhan Virus” To Describe Wuhan Virus

China Joe Biden signed an executive order to ban the use of Wuhan Virus to describe the Wuhan Virus.

That’s important!

Joe Biden still says it’s xenophobic.

We are living in a clown world.

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

Derek Chauvin Verdict: Cities Around the Country Prepared for Unrest, Then the Verdict Triggered Relief

Car horns filled the streets of downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday evening while chants of “George Floyd” rang loud into the evening air at George Floyd Square.

There was no shortage of hugging, crying and celebrating once Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder and manslaughter.

“It means so much to me,” Venisha Johnson told the Associated Press. Tears poured down her face at a gathering at George Floyd Square. “I’ve been praying for George every day, every morning at 6 a.m. I’m just so happy. The way he was murdered was terrible! But thank you, Jesus…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

DHS Sent More Than 750 Federal Officers, Spent Millions Responding to Portland Protests

A new report out from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General examined that agency’s response to last summer’s racial justice protests in Portland.

It found DHS was unprepared when out-of-town federal law enforcement officers first arrived in the city. But the inspector general found DHS did have the legal authority to send officers to protect the federal courthouse in downtown Portland, as well as other federal property.

The report also revealed 755 DHS officers participated in an operation to protect federal buildings in Portland, under an operation that cost more than $12 million. Few of the officers had been trained in riot and crowd control, even though that was their primary mission. Many of those officers reported hundreds of injuries.

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

DOJ Launches Probe Into Use of “Excessive Force” by Minneapolis Police

As about half of America celebrates the guilty verdict handed down yesterday by a jury to former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, Democrats are moving to exploit the moment for maximum political impact. Even as the department struggles to recruit enough officers to fill the places left by a wave of quitters and retirees, AG Merrick Garland announced Wednesday that he is launching a federal investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department.

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

Elections Integrity Org Identifies 12,547 Illegal Votes Included in Georgia’s 2020 Election Results — Exceeds Margin of Victory in the State

The people of Georgia need to stand up and demand their state’s House and Senate perform a real audit of the 2020 election results in their state looking at the validity of their votes using forensic analysis like Arizona is doing now.

We already have at least 355,000 invalid ballots in the state and today we can add another 12,000.

Look Ahead America (LAA) has released their Georgia Report documenting illegal ballots cast in that state’s 2020 General Election.

The public version of the report can be found here: https://lookaheadamerica.org/laas-voter-integrity-project-releases-the-georgia-report/. If you are interested in seeing the unredacted report, please reach out at their website.

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

Escondido Police Shoot, Kill Man With ‘Metal Pole’

A man was shot and killed Wednesday morning by an Escondido police officer who was responding to a call of a man hitting cars with a “metal pole,” authorities said.

According to the Escondido Police Department, the first officer arrived at the scene of Broadway and 2nd Avenue shortly after 7 a.m. and approached the man who was carrying a “large metal object.”

At some point during their interaction, the officer opened fire at the man, striking him at least once. The police department did not release any details of what occurred between the officer and the man in the moments leading up to the shooting…

           — Hat tip: MM [Return to headlines]
 

Just Can’t Make This Up! Joe Biden Mistakes “Saloon” For “Salon” During His 14:55 Minute COVID Speech

On Wednesday Joe Biden gave a 14:55 minute speech on COVID testing.

His shadow was standing in the background.

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

Lebron James Now-Deleted Tweet Targets Officer in Ohio Police Shooting: ‘You’re Next’

As the jury was deliberating Tuesday the fate of ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, another police-involved shooting was taking place in Columbus, Ohio.

Body camera footage showed the shooting victim, 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant, charging at another female armed with what appears to be a knife. An officer shot Bryant four times before she collapsed to the ground. She died at the hospital after being taken there in critical condition.

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

Leftists Falsely Claim Police Shooting of Ohio Teen Was in Response to a “Knife Fight”

Leftists are now claiming that the police shooting of a 16-year-old black girl in Columbus, Ohio was unjustified because the girl was merely involved in a “knife fight,” despite footage showing only she had a knife as she tried to stab two victims.

As we highlighted earlier, BLM supporters initially lied in claiming Ma’Khia Bryant was an unarmed victim who had called the police for help.

In reality, it was one of her victims who called 911 and bodycam footage subsequently showed Bryant using a kitchen knife to stab two other girls while a man helped her by kicking one of the girls in the head while she was down.

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

Leftists Call for Death, Violence Against Tomi Lahren for Asking if Foot Locker is Safe Tonight

No longer satisfied with directing their hate and violence toward Trump or police, the radical leftists are once again setting their sights on FOX News personality Tomi Lahren. Why? Because she asked if Foot Locker was safe and pondered if anything else would be stolen in George Floyd’s name.

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

Ma’khia Bryant: Columbus Police Release Body Camera Footage in Shooting of 16-Year-Old

In an unprecedented move, Columbus police showed body camera footage of the shooting of a 16-year-old girl by a Columbus police officer just hours after the incident on the Southeast Side.

The shooting, which happened about 20 minutes before a guilty verdict was announced in the trial of Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd, prompted hundreds to protest at the shooting site and Downtown…

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Man Claims Pepsi Max, Milk & Mango Chutney All Tested Positive for Coronavirus

A man who says he tested numerous household items for COVID-19 claims that Pepsi Max, milk and mango chutney all came up positive.

The individual contacted LockdownSceptics.org to relate how he tested seven different items using lateral flow tests.

Three gave a negative result, one gave a void, with the other three producing a positive result.

“I make that a false positive rate of 43%, or 50% if you remove the voided result from the sample,” stated the reader.

Water tea, and the man’s own saliva came back negative, Lee & Perrins sauce gave a void, but Pepsi Max, milk and mango chutney all came up positive for SARS-CoV-2.

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

Minneapolis City Council Candidate and Former City Employee Encourages Rioters to Burn Down Wealthy Neighborhoods

A Minneapolis City Council candidate publicly encouraged Black Lives Matter rioters who “feel like burning sh-t down” to target wealthy communities instead of poor ones.

Police are now investigating her for making a “credible threat,” according to reports.

Margarita “Rita” Ortega wrote on her personal Facebook page that “the poor community is not your oppressors” and claimed that the wealthy community of Lake of the Isles has “more then [sic] needed.”

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

Mother of 16-Year-Old Old Shot Dead by Police After Stabbing Attack Says She “Promoted Peace”

Ma’Khia Bryant, the 16-year-old who was shot dead by police after attempting to stab two people, “promoted peace” according to her mother.

Bryant was killed during an incident in Columbus, Ohio.

Black Lives Matter activists immediately tried to claim that a “15-year-old girl” had been murdered by cops for being black, but authorities swiftly released bodycam footage which showed a very different set of circumstances.

Leftists also lied in asserting that Bryant herself had called the police for “help” when in reality, “The 911 caller reported a female was trying to stab them before hanging up,” reports AP.

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

Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill to Protect Drivers Who Hit Rioters, As Protesters Try Breaking Into Senate

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) approved of two bills that crack down on protests Wednesday, just as demonstrators angry about the legislation barged into the state capitol, prompting the House and Senate chambers to lock their doors.

The group was protesting, in part, one bill that increases the penalties for blocking roadways and grants immunity to motorists who kill or injure protesters on the road. Another bill seeks to limit doxxing of police officers. Both bills made their way through the House and Senate’s Republican majority before reaching Stitt’s desk.

Some protesters got into verbal altercations with lawmakers. “You are a f**king disgrace to the whole country!” one shouted towards the legislators. The group then tried to get into the Senate chamber, which had locked its doors.

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

Online Group of Parents Organize Protests, Possible Walkouts Against NCSD Mask Mandate

CASPER, Wyo. — A group parents and students are planning to protest the Natrona County School District’s mask mandate this coming Monday.

Some 750 people have joined a Facebook group that sprang up after the NCSD school board meeting on Monday, according to Jamie Bates, one of the organizers.

“We decided that we wanted to hold a gathering a peaceful gathering at the next board meeting,” said Bates.

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

Portland Protests Post-Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict Result in 2 Arrests, Bike Officer Punched in Head

Portland was rocked by violent demonstrations Tuesday — even after a Minnesota jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of the murder of George Floyd.

At least two people were arrested and video first published by The Oregonian and retweeted by police showed a demonstrator dressed in all black punching a bicycle officer in the head before more officers piled on top of the suspect. Police also released photos showing shattered windows at local coffee shops and graffiti of the anarchy symbol and ACAB, an acronym meaning “All Cops Are B*******.”

Randy Gray, 36, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center and charged with assaulting a public safety officer, assault in the fourth degree, harassment, disorderly conduct in the second degree and criminal mischief in the third degree.

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

Protests Erupt in Columbus After Officer Shoots and Kills Teenage Girl Armed With a Knife

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW/AP) — Protesters took to the street to demonstrate against another deadly shooting in which an officer pulled the trigger in Columbus.

Around the same time a verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial was read Tuesday, a Columbus police officer shot and killed a teenage girl who swung at two people with a knife.

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

Rick Scott Publishes Brutal Open Letter Warning ‘Woke’ Corporations About ‘Day of Reckoning’ When Republicans Take Back House and Senate

Florida Senator Rick Scott has published an absolutely scorching open letter to “woke” corporations, warning them of a “day of reckoning” when Republicans take back power.

The goofy puppets over at MSNBC called the strongly worded letter “creepy.”

“Dear Woke Corporate America, I hope you are all having fun with your virtue signaling. I hope you are enjoying trying to one-up each other and showing how woke you can be, all the while believing that you are more sophisticated and morally superior to the hard-working people of this country,” the letter, published on Fox Business, begins. “You must have loved the accolades from your elitist, left-wing peers when you took the MLB All-Star Game from Georgia. What a fun day for you on Twitter. Congratulations.”

[Comment: The entire letter is in the article.]

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

Shock Video: Security Guards Body-Slam Fan, Cuff Him and Drag Him From Game for Not Wearing Facemask While Eating at Ralston Arena During Omaha Beef Football Game #Peak2021

This is Peak 2021.

The year of the Marxist police state.

This was INSANE!

Security staff at an Omaha Beef baseball game at the Ralston Arena body-slammed and cuffed a fan for not wearing a mask while eating with his family at a game.

Then they dragged him out of the game.

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

South Station Protests Continue for 5th Day; Protesters React to Chauvin Verdict

Reaction to the Derek Chauvin verdict is coming in from across the country, including Albany.

Protesters, who are camped outside the Albany Police South Station, cried and cheered when they heard the verdict Tuesday night. The protesters have now been outside the station for five days.

Although the guilty verdict came down Tuesday night, protesters say they will not be packing up and leaving the Albany Police South Station anytime soon.

The Black Lives Matter activists have been protesting the actions of Albany police officers after a protest last Wednesday that started as a protest for Daunte Wright.

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

Tech Firms Predicting Widespread Communication by Hologram Within the Decade

After the explosion of Zoom, Facetime, and a host of other video-conferencing platforms, the scientists behind the technology are predicting it may totally transform human communication by the end of the decade.

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

US Postal Service Running ‘Covert Operations Program’ to Spy on Americans’ Social Media Posts, Share With Agencies

The US Postal Service (USPS) has been running a secret program to track and collect Americans’ social media posts — including those about planned protests, according to a document obtained by Yahoo News.

The surveillance program — operated by the law enforcement arm of the USPS, is known as iCOP or “Internet Covert Operations Program” — has not been previously made public according to the report.

The work involves having analysts trawl through social media sites to look for what the document describes as “inflammatory” postings and then sharing that information across government agencies. —Yahoo News

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

Video: Rand Paul Warns of ‘Climate Corps Youth’ Plan in ‘Horrendous’ Green New Deal

As extreme leftists within the Democratic party formally reintroduced their radical ‘green new deal’ Tuesday, Senator Rand Paul warned that the vast spending plan seeks to overturn the voter economy, do away with free market capitalism, and even create armies of youths dedicated to implementing socialist policy.

Appearing on Fox News, Paul warned that the far left “definitely think that money grows on trees, and I guess that’s part of the green plan.”

While the plan has been touted as a $172 Billion spend, Paul note that “if you add all of it up from the infrastructure bill, it’s actually about $500 billion.”

“There’s $174 billion for weatherising houses, which never gets to energy efficiency, to meet the cost. There’s about $100 billion for electric cars,” Paul also noted.

“There’s $10 billion for some kind of army of climate change people, some kind of climate corps youth which I think has connotations in our history of these sort of government informed youths out there marching for things that the government tells them to do,” the Senator further warned.

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

Virginia Cop is Fired for Giving $25 to Kenosha Shooter Kyle Rittenhouse’s Legal Fund With Note Saying ‘You’ve Done Nothing Wrong’ After Hack Revealed Names of Anonymous Donors

A Virginia cop has been fired for anonymously donating $25 to Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse’s legal fund with a note saying ‘you’ve done nothing wrong’.

Norfolk Police Lt. William K. Kelly lost his job after a hack revealed the names of those who gave money to help with the 18-year-old’s costs.

Rittenhouse is accused of killing two protesters and wounding a third during a demonstration against police brutality in Wisconsin last August 25.

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

WTH? FBI Labels 2017 Baseball Field Shooting by Deranged Leftist That Nearly Killed GOP Rep. Scalise a “Suicide by Cop” — Scalise Responds

The FBI is a total disgrace.

The FBI labeled the 2017 baseball field shooting that nearly killed GOP Rep. Steve Scalise a “suicide by cop” — this was recently revealed during an exchange with a GOP lawmaker.

GOP Rep Steve Scalise, the House Majority Whip, and two Capitol Police were shot during baseball practice in June of 2017.

Scalise was shot in the hip and tried to drag himself off the field after he was shot.

The shooter, James Hodgkinson, was a Bernie supporter and Russian collusion truther who was radicalized by the Democrat-media complex because of their lies about Trump and the GOP.

Rather than labeling the shooting of Republicans by a left-wing Bernie supporter “domestic terrorism,” the FBI labeled it a “suicide by cop.”

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Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò Dresses Down Vatican Over Globalist Confab With Chelsea Clinton, Dr. Fauci, Jane Goodall and Other Heretics — Only 2 Clergy Speakers in 114 Listed

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò went off on Pope Francis and the upcoming Vatican Globalist confab this week in Vatican City.

Globalist Pope Francis organized a conference that includes a Who’s Who of globalist activists and pro-abortion fanatics.

This is just the latest slap-in-the-face to his conservative Catholic flock.

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Black Lives Matter UK Vows to Continue Fighting ‘White Supremacy’ After George Floyd Trial

The official Black Lives Matter UK organisation said that they will continue to fight against “white supremacy” and campaign to “defund the police”, following Derek Chauvin being found guilty for the murder of George Floyd in the United States.

The far-left activist group, which saw a resurgence in activity in Britain after Floyd’s death, said after the verdict was announced that they were “thinking of Black people across the globe who live knowing this verdict will not prevent future abuses of police violence and police killings.”

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European Super League Release Statement Announcing Suspension After Big Six Pull Out of Controversial £4.6bn Scheme… But Maintain That ‘Football Needs to Change’, Claiming ‘Pressure’ Was Applied to Premier League’s Clubs

Plans for a European Super League have officially been suspended after all six Premier League clubs announced their intention to withdraw from the controversial £4.6bn scheme.

On Sunday night, 12 European clubs pledged their support for the controversial breakaway competition that threatened to drastically change the football landscape in England and across the continent.

Six clubs from England — Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Spurs and Arsenal — had agreed to join the league, while three teams from Spain and Italy apiece — Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan — made up the remaining six places.

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France First EU State to Test Digital Coronavirus Travel Passport

France has become the first member-state in the European Union to trial a digital travel certificate displaying coronavirus test results, which will later be upgraded to include vaccination data.

The TousAntiCovid mobile phone app is part of the French government’s digital health infrastructure for contact tracing and has been enhanced to include information on a traveller’s negative test result for the Chinese coronavirus.

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In Germany, 60 Arrested in Protests Over COVID Restrictions

Police in central Berlin have clashed with protesters outside the German parliament, which is considering a bill to give Chancellor Angela Merkel the power to impose tougher restrictions as the nation suffers a third wave of coronavirus infections.

A police spokesman said officers had to break up the protest because people were not wearing masks or keeping a minimum safe distance. He said about 60 people were detained, and that while police had to use pepper spray against other demonstrators who threw bottles and tried to climb over barriers, acts of violence were minimal.

Many of the protesters waved German flags and banners saying coronavirus lockdowns undermine values enshrined in the constitution. Many Germans are sensitive to any measures they perceive as threatening their freedom because of the country’s Nazi and Communist past. Demonstrations against the proposed legislation have been staged in the last few weeks in towns across the country.

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Ireland: Taoiseach Signals Possibility of Return to Church Service Attendances in Person

Taoiseach Micheal Martin has indicated that the public may be permitted to attend religious services in person from next month.

Mr Martin confirmed the Government decision that from May 25th people will be allowed to attend funerals which “is still very difficult for people who have suffered bereavement. I think that’s one of the worst aspects of COVID-19.”

But he added the Government would consider public health advice “but also our own decision making in terms of what we believe to be the correct thing to do” in terms of attendances at church services.

Mr Martin said “I did say in my last address at the end of March that we would look at religious services in the context of the month of May”.

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Prince Harry Skips Queen’s 95th Birthday to Return to Meghan: Reports

Woke Prince Harry flew back to California on Tuesday to be with his wife Meghan, missing his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II’s 95th birthday and without having repaired the rift with his father, according to reports.

The Queen is marking her first birthday without her husband, Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh, who she laid to rest following his funeral at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday. The Queen is still under a period of Royal Mourning, which ends this Friday.

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UK: Extinction Rebellion Founder Says Psychedelic Drugs ‘Helped Start Environmental Movement’

The co-founder of Extinction Rebellion has said a psychedelic drug brew which often gives people diarrhoea and vomiting played a key role in founding the global environmental movement.

Dr Gail Bradbrook revealed her visit to a retreat in Costa Rica — where she consumed ayahuasca and iboga — was “part of the birth of the movement from my perspective”.

Ayahuasca is a psychoactive brew combining two plants that has been used by shamans in the Amazon for centuries, whereas Iboga is a rainforest shrub native to West Africa which also has powerful psychoactive effects.

Speaking to The Independent, Dr Bradbrook said: “The consistent experiences of people who work with psychedelic medicines is that they make a connection with something bigger than themselves.”

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Report: Religion in China Suffers ‘Most Serious Crackdown Since the Cultural Revolution’

Chinese authorities have significantly intensified their crackdown on all religious minorities over the past two years, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) revealed Tuesday in a comprehensive report.

Policy-making in China “is more centralised, repression is more intense and wide-spread, and technology is being refined for the creation of a surveillance state,” declared ACN’s Religious Freedom in the World Report 2021, an 818-page compilation of the state of religious freedom and persecution in the world today.

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Glamorous Gumtree Scammer Who Funded Her Love of Luxury Handbags by Fleecing Men on Sales Website Could Avoid Jail Because She Has a Low IQ — as She Fronts Court in $1,200 Designer Jumper After Allegedly Running Over One of Her Victims

Gumtree scammer Brylie Stratton showed off her expensive taste for designer labels when she arrived at Melbourne Magistrates Court sporting a $1,200 Givenchy jumper.

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Teacher and ‘Alternative’ School With Gender-Neutral Bathrooms and No Uniforms Where Students Made Black Lives Matter Posters Saying ‘Stop Killer Cops’ Could Suffer ‘Disciplinary Action’ As Inquiry Launched

Students in Years 5 and 6 at Lindfield Learning Village on Sydney’s north shore made placards with the words ‘stop killer cops’ and ‘pigs out of the country’.

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Sao Paulo Police Raid Bar Where More Than 100 People Gathered

Sao Paulo police raid and close a bar where more than 100 people were gathered during an operation against illegal parties as Brazil’s economic capital prohibits the opening of bars and restaurants in an attempt to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

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Arizona Governor Declares State of Emergency at Border

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey declared a state of emergency at the southern border on Tuesday, saying that the U.S Border Patrol is “overwhelmed.”

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Border Cartels Use TikTok, Social Media to Recruit American Teens to Smuggle Migrants for Cash

EXCLUSIVE: Cartels at the southern border are targeting American teenagers on social media to get them to do their dirty work of smuggling illegal immigrants into the U.S. — the latest sign of the escalating chaos at the border.

Images obtained by Fox News shows the ads cartels are using on social media apps like TikTok, where they offer more than $3,000 a ride for teens and young adults to come drive smuggled migrants into the U.S. when they reach the border.

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More Americans Now Fear “Illegal Immigration” Than COVID, New Poll Finds

Authored by Ben Wilson via SaraACarter.com

A new poll from Pew Research reveals that 48% of those polled believe illegal immigration “a very big problem,” while only 47% consider the coronavirus outbreak to their most pressing concern, which was a lower percentage of Americans than those polled last year.

“The survey finds that, for the most part, the public’s views of major problems facing the U.S. are little changed from about a year ago,” Pew Research said.

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Demi Lovato Said She Cut Her Hair Off to Liberate Herself From Christian Norms

Pop star Demi Lovato, who recently identified herself to podcast host Joe Rogan as a pansexual, appeared on national television and proclaimed that she decided to cut her hair short in order to break free of Christian culture.

Being pansexual means that Lovato is attracted to men, women, and those who identify as other genders or gender-nonconforming.

Saying she had grown tired of the “gender and sexuality norms” developed by her Christian, southern upbringing, Lovato claimed she was finished trying to be the “sexy, feminine pop star.”

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8 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/21/2021

  1. To the Ma’Khia Bryant shooting: However, BLM protesters and the dead girl’s family say the shooting was not justified.

    Just take these against the shooting and put them in a police uniform and then let them do police work (including arresting perps) in pure black neighbourhoods.

    I want to see them do it better.

  2. Also regarding Makhia Bryant, why not ask the woman in pink how she feels about it? Wasn’t her life saved?

  3. Life under BLM will be Darwinian.

    Columbus police officer was a crack shot, evidently. Hit the target on the run, with no misses.

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