What on earth is happening here?? Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted: “Some don’t think #BlackLivesMatter, “To those of us who do: it is long overdue for the entire world to wage war against racism. Time for a #WorldAgainstRacism.”
This comes from an Arab country where it is well known that there is a lot of prejudice against those that are not Arab.
But what drives this foreign minister to chime in on the misfortune happening in America? Perhaps it’s because Trump has put some tough sanctions on them and they aren’t happy. I’m pretty sure he could care less about racism. But I’m sure he likes seeing American citizens protesting and destroying their cities. I’m sure the Democrats like it too. This is just ammunition they will use getting closer to the election.
While Iran is a foe, it’s more clear than ever that our biggest enemy is the one within our borders, the Democratic machine.
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DUBAI, May 30 (Reuters) – Iran, always keen to score points against its longtime foe the United States, took Washington to task on Saturday over the killing of a black man by a white police officer that has sparked angry protests over racial injustice.
“Some don’t think #BlackLivesMatter,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Twitter. “To those of us who do: it is long overdue for the entire world to wage war against racism. Time for a #WorldAgainstRacism.”
“The U.S. government is squandering its citizens’ resources, whether its adventurism in Asia, Africa, or Latin America…,” Zarif said in a tweet partly based on a message that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sent to Iranian street protesters in 2018, but with some of the words changed.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry earlier denounced the police killing of the unarmed black man in Minneapolis, which has sparked protests in several cities, some which have turned violent.
A ministry statement condemned what it called “the tragic murder of black people and deadly racial discrimination in the United States”.
“The voices of the protesters must be heard … (and) the repression of suffering Americans must be stopped immediately,” the ministry statement said.
This is sad. On Friday night about 10,000 people took to the streets in Oakland, California to protest the Floyd killing. It started off peacefully and then turned into a riot.
By the end of the night, 18 arrests were made six police officers were hurt and 1 police officer was killed.
There is no justification for the killing of an innocent person even if they are police officers. In this case, the two officers were working as security guards for the Oakland Downtown Federal Building when a car drove by and started shooting at them.
The shooting is under investigation. They are not sure if the killings are related to the riots but it did occur during the riots.
Let’s hope these killers are brought to justice as well.
The governor of Minnesota has told reporters that people from outside the city are coming in and contributing to the riots. He suggested those influences are: white supremacists and drug cartels”.
Thankfully on Saturday President Trump corrected him and tweeted, ‘It’s ANTIFA and the Radical Left. Don’t lay the blame on others!”.
Antifa is known to bus in protestors and agitators. NOT supremacists. And Antifa is known to say they are “white Supremacists” to look like they are extreme far-right groups and not far-left groups. And White supremacists would not stand side by side with minorities to protest in the name of black injustice. It just doesn’t make sense.
It is irresponsible to label these people as white supremacists to further drive division in the country. But let’s be honest, that’s what they do.
DailyMail.com May 30th 2020
President Donald Trump has blamed Antifa and the ‘radical left’ as protests over the death of George Floyd devolved into violence nationwide, after the governor of Minnesota suggested that foreign influences, white supremacists, and drug cartels are the fueling chaos.
‘It’s ANTIFA and the Radical Left. Don’t lay the blame on others!’ Trump said in a tweet on Saturday, referring to the militant far-left movement, short for ‘anti-fascist’, that is known for violence.
On Friday night, widespread looting and arson continued in Minneapolis and nearby St. Paul, in defiance of curfews there, and protests spilled into violence in 30 cities, as a federal agent in California and a protester in Detroit were shot dead.
Earlier in the day, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz suggested domestic terrorists or foreign influences might be subverting peaceful protests and turning them to violence.
President Donald Trump has blamed Antifa and the ‘radical left’ as protests over the death of George Floyd devolved into violence nationwide
‘Last night is a mockery of pretending that this is about George Floyd’s death, or inequities, or historical traumas to our communities of color,’ said Walz, a Democrat, at a press conference.
‘The situation in Minneapolis is no longer in any way about the murder of George Floyd, it is about attacking civil society, instilling fear, and disrupting our great cities,’ Walz said.
It’s ANTIFA and the Radical Left. Don’t lay the blame on others!
‘As you saw this expand across the United States, and you start to see whether it be domestic terrorism, whether it be ideological extremists to fan the group, or whether it be international destabilization of how our country works,’ he continued.
On Friday night, Walz hinted that white supremacists and drug cartels may be fueling violence or taking advantage of the chaos in the rioting.
Pressed by reporters on rumors that white supremacists were secretly infiltrating Black Lives Matter protests and instigating violence, Walz said: ‘my suspicions and what I’ve seen on this, yes.’
‘It gets worse than that,’ Walz said. ‘The cartels, who are wondering if there was a break in their drug transmissions, are trying to take advantage of the chaos. That’s why this situation is on a federal level.’
Civil Rights Attorney Leo Terrell was on Hannity last night criticizing Democrats for not holding these rioters accountable for their crimes. He said the death of Floyd was a “tragedy” but that there is a “universal acceptance” that the officers were wrong. He said he is “disappointed” and “shocked” that no Democratic lawmakers are speaking out against these individuals protesting.
In Atlanta Killer, Mike pleaded with protestors to stop burning down their house, while Kaepernick called for justice “by any means necessary.”
The truth is these people do not have the right to commit crimes in the name of justice. Real change comes in the form of legislation, voting, productive conversations, and programs.
In an interview on “Hannity” with host Sean Hannity, the radio talk show host noted that while Floyd’s death was a “tragedy” and there is a “universal acceptance” that his murder was wrong, those protesting his death in cities like New York and Minneapolis are using Floyd’s death as an excuse to break the law.
“I am disappointed, shocked that there has been no Democratic lawmaker in the last 72 hours who have focused on the criminal activities of these individuals who are not protesting,” he stated. “These are criminals and they are breaking the law using the guise of caring about George Floyd.”
“And, I encourage all you Democratic lawmakers, all you lawmakers, to stand up and criticize these criminals.”
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Before another person says the looting and rioting going on in Minneapolis has anything to do with improving the situation for black Americans or justice for the murder of George Floyd, here’s the truth, it’s not. This is evidenced by the burning and looting of the Scores Sports Bar in the city that was looted, vandalized, and destroyed. Scores Sports Bar was set for a grand opening this spring but when COVID-19 hit that was put on pause. Now, just as Scores was gearing up to welcome customers with updated guidelines from the governor, George Floyd was murdered and everything changed overnight.
Scores Sports Bar fell victim to looters Wednesday night. This black-owned business is left trying to pick up the pieces amidst mourning with the community.
Kb Balla & his wife Twyana are active members of their community. KB is a firefighter with the Brooklyn Center Fire Department and Twyana was a member of the Sounds of Blackness. They have four beautiful children and the toll of this entire situation is heavy. KB has been a community entrepreneur for decades and coaches and contributes to the community in which they live.
“I have been an entrepreneur in the State of Minnesota for many years, and my community really showed their love in the rawest form. Many of you know that Scores Sports Bar was my DREAM. It was all coming together and when COVID-19 hit, the reality of not being able to open for a grand opening was difficult,” Balla said. “With the help of my family and friends, I pushed through. To find out that the countless hours, hard work, late nights away from my kids, and family had all been for nothing was soul-shattering. It is not the material things, more so the time that cannot be reclaimed.”
That day the bar was looted and vandalized.
“While filming for CNN, people came in trying to steal the safe and I wondered what next? My community, that’s what. Strangers showed up with brooms, cleaning supplies, trash bags, and food. They helped me and my family clean up in 20minutes what would have took days,” he said.
The next morning, Balla was working his shift as a firefighter when his station got the call that his building was burned to the ground.
“I was doing my shift at the fire station this morning when I got the call that the entire building had been burnt down last night. My heart was heavy, and I had to leave work because the emotional toll was too substantial,” Balla said.
Now, the community has rallied behind Balla and his family and he has raised over $600,000 through a GoFundMe to help him rebuild his American Dream that was looted, vandalized and burned down in the name of justice.
Former NFL star and activist Colin Kaepernick launched a legal fund on Friday to pay for top defense lawyers to represent those arrested while protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn.
This is pure justifying injustice because of injustice. This is not how America works. We have a legal system that is working in this case. The police officer has been charged with murder because of overwhelming evidence. Yet we have many using this to still cause terrorism.
Kaepernick’s fundraiser literally says, “When there is an injustice within our community, it is our legal right to address it, by any means necessary.”
First these words, “by any means necessary” are straight out of the Antifa handbook. Antifa is a domestic terrorist group here in America. So that shows us that Kaepernick is apart of the organization.
Second, there is injustice done every day across America. We have a legal system that works to bring justice to those. IT IS NOT YOUR RIGHT and IT IS NOT LEGAL to steal, arson, or destroy the property because you “feel” you have been done wrong
And lastly, it is not within a people’s right to create “their” justice ‘by any means necessary”.
Aren’t those words alone showing intentional domestic terrorism?
It seems this “Know Your Rights Camp” is NOT about knowing your true rights in America. This is indoctrination.
This is exactly what the Democrat/Liberal/Socialist party is. They are showing their true colors. They are not about democracy, they are not about our constitution and laws. They want to act like a communist party where they are the judge and jury. Scary times.
BY CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO – 05/29/20 11:09 AM EDT 2,4102,448
This is getting crazy. Friday Twitter literally deleted a White House Tweet and placed this warning on their Twitter:
The original tweet is below.
Twitter claimed Trump’s account threatened violence against looters in Minneapolis. I think he was threatening them with accountability. You don’t get to destroy a city without consequences. The last time we checked arson theft, and vandalism are crimes.
Trump tweeted early Friday morning about the protests in Minneapolis over the police killing of George Floyd, saying, “These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen.”
“Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” he added. “Thank you!”
Twitter placed a warning on that post noting that it violated the platform’s policies on “the glorification of violence based on the historical context of the last line, its connection to violence, and the risk it could inspire similar actions today.”
It’s funny that they say this isn’t ok because it violates their policy “the glorification of violence based on the historical context of the last line, its connection to violence, and the risk it could inspire similar actions today.” But they allow this tweet by Kaepernick that actually glorifies and perpetuates violence. Hypocrites.
Kaepernick’s tweet is to keep the violence going while Trump wants to stop it.
A former Minneapolis police officer involved in the death of George Floyd has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, the Hennepin County attorney Mike Freeman announced Friday afternoon.
“[Derek] Chauvin has been charged by the Hennepin County attorney office with murder and with manslaughter,” Freeman said during a press conference. “He has been charged with third-degree murder.”
Minnesota is one of only three states in the country to have a third-degree murder charge, the others being Florida and Pennsylvania. Also known as depraved-heart murder, a third-degree murder charge is used when someone causes the death of someone without the intent to kill, but with an action that is dangerous and disregards human life.
The charge carries a potential prison sentence of up to 25 years in Minnesota.
Chauvin had been arrested and taken into custody earlier in the day, his arrested being initially announced by Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington.
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) called his arrest the “first step towards justice.”
Police officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested and is in custody for the murder of George Floyd. The first step towards justice.
Controversy is now surrounding VP candidate Klobuchar. Under her watch as County Attorney in Hennepin County, “she didn’t file charges in over two-dozen police-involved deaths while she was in office. She instead assigned those cases to a grand jury, absolving herself of any responsibility.”
The police officer, Chauvin, who is now accused of murdering Floyd was one of those officers.
Klobuchar has been accused by civil rights activists “for seeking policies that reinforced her support in white suburbs, while taking aim at minorities. “There is an entire community that suffered under her leadership, and she has refused to accept accountability for the harm that she caused,” Nekima Levy Armstrong, a civil rights lawyer and former president of the Minneapolis N.A.A.C.P., told The New York Times.
When we talk about Democrats negatively impacting minority communities, Klobuchar is a prime example of that. She was a person in power that could have chosen to positively impact them and she chose to pursue harsher sentences and plea deals. And yet today, just like Biden, she will promise to make a difference now. That she for the little people. You know why? Only because it’s an election year and they need your votes.
Both Biden and Klobuchar have advocated for harsher sentences for blacks. It’s time to stop giving them your vote.
It appears that as County Attorney of Hennepin County, Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar actively pursued harsher sentences and plea deals, and more trials, boosting the number of imprisoned black people, while avoiding prosecution of police shootings.
According to The Guardian, Klobuchar—now a Minnesota senator and a former Democratic presidential candidate—has been slammed for her soft demand of “a complete and thorough outside investigation” following the death of George Floyd, and has subsequently been challenged about her record. Lauded as the state’s top prosecutor between 1999 and 2007, Klobuchar refused to press charges against over a dozen officers accused of killing civilians, which reportedly included the cop who killed Floyd, Derek Chauvin.
Civil rights leaders have censured the senator for seeking policies that reinforced her support in white suburbs, while taking aim at minorities. “There is an entire community that suffered under her leadership, and she has refused to accept accountability for the harm that she caused,” Nekima Levy Armstrong, a civil rights lawyer and former president of the Minneapolis N.A.A.C.P., told The New York Times.
As she was ramping up sentences and bolstering her relationship with the white voting bloc, Klobuchar was also working on her relationship with law enforcement, a tactic that is routine for prosecutors. However, some activists say that created a bias and is the reason why she didn’t file charges in over two-dozen police-involved deaths while she was in office. She instead assigned those cases to a grand jury, absolving herself of any responsibility.
Many are now calling for Klobuchar’s resignation.
Amy Klobuchar’s unwillingness to prosecute killer cops led to the death of George Floyd.
She should resign from the Senate immediately.
— I’m Black and I’m not voting for Biden (@rtyson82) May 28, 2020
Chauvin, the officer who killed Floyd, has also been involved in other violent incidents while on duty. In 2006, Chauvin was one of several cops who were involved in the shooting death of a man who stabbed others before trying to harm the police. In 2008, Chauvin shot a man in his home after responding to a domestic violence call with fellow officers. In 2011, he was one of five officers who were placed on leave after shooting and wounding an indigenous man—and that same year, Chauvin was again involved in another shooting in connection to a domestic violence call.