Category Archives: Riots

January 19, 2018

Police have to protect Trump supporters from mob at USC

Campus police escorted two Trump supporters from the premises of the University of Southern California when a mob threatened their safety following a gubernatorial town hall. Protesters repeatedly heckled the Trump supporters during the debate, and several people later accosted them as they stood outside the venue, eventually leading campus police to offer to escort the pair to their car safely.

Campus police escorted two Trump supporters from the premises of the University of Southern California when a mob threatened their safety following a gubernatorial town hall.

The town hall, a partnership between USC, the Empowerment Congress, and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, took place in USC’s Bovard Auditorium on Saturday, January 13. Arthur Shaper and Harim Uzziel told Campus Reform that they attended the event to inform their votes for governor and show their support for President Trump and candidate Travis Allen.

As the pair took their seats, protesters with signs declaring “people over profit” hounded them for their evident political views. When the protesters began chanting the slogan, some audience members quietly booed, while Shaper retorted that “people need profit” and “profit makes people stronger.”

A woman sitting in front of the pair then turned around and told Uzziel to be quiet. Uzziel defended his right to civilly reply to the protestors. The woman then reported him to the campus police, who pulled him out of his seat to discuss the incident outside the auditorium.

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January 16, 2018

Lawsuit Filed Against UC Berkeley, Police, City and Members of Antifa Over Violent 2017 Riot

“Plaintiffs and others entering Sproul Plaza became sitting ducks, unaware that Defendants UCPD and UCPD DOES had abandoned their tactical positions within the plaza,” the suit states. “On information and belief, the decision by Defendants UCPD and UCPD DOES to withdraw into MLK Center where they could only observe the mayhem but take no direct action to intervene was a conscious and affirmative decision to stand down.”

Four victims of the brutal violence committed by Antifa during the riot in Berkeley last February over Milo Yiannopoulos’ scheduled speaking event have filed a lawsuit against the university, the city, the police, and two of the black clad rioters that they were able to identify.

The lawsuit names UC Berkeley, UCPD, Berkeley PD, the city of Berkeley, two of the assailants that they were able to identify — Ian Dabney Miller and Raha Mirabdal, President of the University of California Janet Napolitano and others for violating their constitutional and statutory rights during the riot in February, 2017.

“By their failure to intervene or employ reasonable tactical methods to ensure the safety of the Plaintiffs and the public, government actors conducted their official duties with deliberate indifference to the Plaintiffs’ safety, permitting hordes of violent rioters to swarm the university campus in a violent rage. By their failure, government actors are thus responsible for creating and exposing Plaintiffs to known and obvious danger,” the lawsuit states.

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January 2, 2018

France declares crackdown on violence in its ‘ghettoised’ suburbs after video of policewoman being attacked by mob shocked the world

The female police officer was attacked by a gang of youths on New Year’s Eve. Attack in Champigny, southeast Paris, branded ‘cowardly’ by President Macron. Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said violence in Paris society must be stopped. He said those in ‘pauperised and ghettoised’ suburbs have suffered long enough.

The French government has vowed a crackdown on urban violence in reaction to the shocking video footage which emerged of a policewoman being attacked by a mob on New Year’s Eve.

She was one of two officers attacked by a gang of youths after police were called to a party in the Paris suburb of Champigny-sur-Marne, in an assault President Emmanuel Macron called ‘a cowardly and criminal lynching’.

The area of Champigny, some eight miles from the centre of Paris, has become synonymous with Portuguese immigration.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Portuguese workers were in demand in the French capital and there was a flood of immigrants.

Interior Minister Gerard Collomb called the attacks against police ‘unacceptable’, and said violence in Parisian societies ‘must be stopped’.

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Almost 1,000 cars torched around France on New Year’s Eve but government insists it ‘went particularly well’

The custom of setting vehicles alight on New Year’s Eve is said to have kicked off around Strasbourg, eastern France in the 1990s, in the the city’s deprived, high-immigrant districts.

Vandals in France torched 945 parked cars on New Year’s Eve in an arson rampage that has become a sinister annual “tradition” amid a row over whether the government sought to play down the figures.

According to the French interior ministry, the total of 945, which included cars that were either “totally destroyed” or “more lightly affected”, amounted to a 17 per cent rise compared to last year.

Despite this, New Year’s Eve “went off without any major incident”, the interior ministry insisted in a statement, adding that there were only “a few troubles with public order”.

In fact, police arrested 454 people over the night, 301 of whom were taken into custody.

On Sunday, the ministry had chosen to release a much lower figure of 650 cars torched, as this only indicated the number of vehicles “set on fire” and not those engulfed in the ensuing flames.

The lower figure enabled it to claim: “Once again this year, the overall number of vehicles burned demonstrates that, however intolerable, the phenomenon is contained”. By this calculation, the rise, it said, was only 48 cars.

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December 15, 2017

Portland’s Disgraceful Anarchy

A city’s besieged businesses close rather than deal with unchecked urban degradation.

The disorder that has long dominated the streets of Portland, Oregon reached a new low earlier this month, when Columbia Sportswear, a major retailer headquartered just outside of nearby Beaverton, had to close its flagship store downtown for a day after protestors blocked shoppers from entering. The protestors were reacting to an op-ed by Tim Boyle, Columbia’s CEO, in which he confessed that relocating his company to downtown Portland may have been a mistake, citing the crimes and indecencies his employees have endured, including “daily defecation” by transients in the store’s lobby. Certain repeat offenders of the city’s vagrant population, along with other agitators, have issued death threats and broken into cars; one Columbia employee had to run into moving traffic after a stranger followed her and threatened to kill her.

Boyle, who is considering closing his store permanently, was right to call these events “outrageous and unacceptable,” yet Portland mayor Ted Wheeler has offered excuses rather thanconfronting the issue. On Thursday, Wheeler blamed his city’s wave of homelessness on the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, attacking Secretary Ben Carson for failing to “provide solutions.” Meanwhile, the city has been reluctant to deploy the crime-prevention resources that it already has at its disposal to address the homelessness wave.

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December 3, 2017

Report: Officer safety put ahead of public safety at rally (Video)

“This represents a failure of one of government’s core functions — the protection of fundamental rights,” it said. “Law enforcement also failed to maintain order and protect citizens from harm, injury, and death. Charlottesville preserved neither of those principles on Aug. 12, which has led to deep distrust of government within this community.”

Law enforcement failed to adequately plan for or respond to a violent white nationalist rally this summer in Virginia, leading to “deep distrust of government” in the Charlottesville community, an independent review released Friday found.

Former U.S. Attorney Tim Heaphy’s monthslong investigation found a lack of coordination between state and city police and a passive response by officials to the chaos. The report also found that police removed an officer from an area where a car plowed into counterprotesters and killed a woman and injured 19 others, leaving only a small sawhorse in place at the time.

“Supervisors devised a poorly conceived plan that under-equipped and misaligned hundreds of officers. Execution of that plan elevated officer safety over public safety,” the report found.

The City of Charlottesville also did not protect free expression on Aug. 12, the report said.

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November 1, 2017

‘Red Terror’ Alt-Left Extremists Attack Identitarian Building

Alt-left Antifa extremists attacked an Identitarian social project building in Germany by throwing bricks, lighting fires, and drilling a hole into the front door to break in to spray acid inside.

The attack occurred on Tuesday night and saw an estimated 25-30 Antifa extremists launch their largest attack on the Identitarian house in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt. Around 100 bricks were thrown at the building, according to anti-mass migration NGO Einprozent who also make use of the building and contributed to its purchase.

While the building is used by Einprozent as an office and for the local Identitarian group, known as Kontrakultur (Counter-Culture), for local events, several Identitarian activists also live inside.

The Antifa extremists are said to have used fire extinguishers on the cameras outside and then drilled into the front door to break into the building. The extremists then sprayed butyric acid, a putrid-smelling agent that Antifa attempted to use at an event during U.S. President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Piles of garbage were set on fire by the extremists and three cars parked outside the building were also severely damaged.

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October 31, 2017

Muslims team with antifa to obliterate critics of ‘religion of peace’ (Video)

Confrontations, protests, intimidation used to cancel events across U.S.

Islam is a “religion of peace,” its advocates in Western nations claim, and they’re willing to go to extraordinary lengths to protest, intimidate, and smear anyone who presents facts that would indicate otherwise.

There are new indications that forces on the left are building coalitions with Muslim Brotherhood fronts and fanning out across the U.S. in search of meetings, conferences, even informal church gatherings where Islam might be discussed in a negative light.

When they find them, they pounce.

The latest attempt to shut down a meeting in which a speaker was planning to provide information critical of Islam occurred in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Ron Branstner, a researcher based out of St. Cloud, Minnesota, had booked space at the Sioux Falls History Club for Oct. 26. This is a club that has a 100-year history of discussing world events from the perspective of free and open debate.

But while driving to the event Thursday night, Branstner received phone a call from the venue and was told not to come. A powerful Democratic politician with connections to the history club had been contacted by a Muslim lawyer named Taneeza Islam.

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September 14, 2017

Berkeley letting cops use pepper spray on violent protesters

For the first time in 20 years, Berkeley is allowing police officers to use pepper spray for crowd control as the city prepares for possibly violent riots at a Ben Shapiro event. Officers will only be allowed to use their pepper spray on those who commit acts of violence, which the city is hoping to prevent by prohibiting weapons and masks during Shapiro’s speech.

The Berkeley Police Department has been authorised to use pepper spray as a crowd control weapon for the first time in 20 years as officers prepare for protests on Thursday night.

According to The Los Angeles Times, the Berkeley City Council approved the move in a 6-3 vote Tuesday, just two days before the University of California, Berkeley is scheduled to host popular conservative speaker Ben Shapiro, and just over a week ahead of another controversial event featuring Milo Yiannopoulos.

The decision, requested by Police Chief Andrew Greenwood, overturns a 1997 ban on the use of the chemical agent for crowd-control, and allows police to utilize the tool on protesters “who are committing acts of violence upon police or others.”

Despite the relaxation of restrictions, however, officers are still not allowed to spray protesters engaged in nonviolent behavior or disperse crowds.

Meanwhile, the city also announced a temporary prohibition on weapons at various parks during Shapiro’s speech, a precaution that failed to prevent an outbreak of Antifa violence at a previous demonstration in August.

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September 11, 2017

Author: ‘Real hardcore violence’ coming in 2020

Describes how leftist movement antifa has normalized beating, kicking, shoving.

America is a different place today than it was one year ago. Opposition to the president no longer means simply delivering fiery speeches at a rally or marching in the streets holding handmade signs; today it also means beating, kicking and shoving the president’s supporters, or those believed to be his supporters.

Scott Greer, deputy editor at The Daily Caller, wrote his book “No Campus For White Men: The Transformation of Higher Education Into Hateful Indoctrination” in 2016, before Donald Trump assumed the presidency.

He wrote about the vitriol many white students faced at college campuses around the country, but not even he foresaw the full extent of the venomous response Trump would arouse in so many people.

“I would say the one surprising thing is the introduction of violence, physical violence into these acts,” Greer said during a recent appearance on the Hagmann Report. “This is not something you really saw when I was writing this book.”

Greer said one of the inspirations for “No Campus For White Men” was the student-led racial protest at the University of Missouri in 2015, at which a female professor memorably called for “some muscle” to help remove a photojournalist who was trying to film the protesters.

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