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October 25, 2020

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Your web browser is no longer supported. Rioting and violence are always to be condemned, of course. “If somebody is telling you they don’t feel like they’re free, why wouldn’t you listen to them?” one of Kaepernick’s fellow NFL players, Arian Foster, asked during the national anthem debate. The renewed calls for racial equality are breaking out across the country as the United States reopens after weeks of unprecedented lockdowns for the coronavirus pandemic and just five months before the November 3 presidential election.

The officer responsible wasn’t fired until five years later, and was never charged. The study itself speculated that public perceptions of riots were skewed by “political orientation and biased media framing” and “disproportionate coverage of violent demonstrations.”, Princeton University group studies 3 months of Black Lives Matter protests. Watch brand new episodes of The Spanish Princess now on Stan.

Literally as he spoke, police outside the building were firing tear gas and flash bangs at protesters standing peacefully with their hands in the air, so nearby Lafayette Park could be cleared for a presidential photo op.

Even now, amid all this upheaval, there is no guarantee anything will change. There was not a hint of anger in that quote, and yet it sums up so much of the frustration on the streets of the United States right now. Picture: Brendan Smialowski/AFPSource:AFP.

Picture: Julio Cortez/APSource:AP. No arrests were made until May, when video of the shooting happened to emerge. Thus in the public imagination, the proportion that matters most may not be the 7% of protests that were violent, but the 96% of major urban areas that experienced rioting. They can be traced back to the country’s greatest failure. He would rather cast himself as the “President of law and order”. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. CrimeLaw and OrderPoliticsBlack Lives MatterMedia BiasPrincetonRiots. But still, a huge chunk of America just does not want to listen. The difference now is that everyone on the street has a camera, so we all get to see the incontrovertible proof of wrongdoing.

Nationwide News Pty Limited Copyright © 2020. The most succinct explanation I’ve heard was offered by author and political commentator Van Jones.

Those pleas have been met with indifference, scepticism and in some cases undisguised scorn.

The police also reacted differently. Freddie Gray died in Baltimore after sustaining injuries and falling into a coma while in police custody. Sign up, Join the conversation, you are commenting as Logout. None of the six officers suspended from their jobs in connection with the incident were ever convicted. That is the response African-Americans copped when they tried to protest quietly. A protester holds his hands on his head in front of a formation of Detroit riot police. They can be traced back to the country’s greatest failure. RELATED: Image of Colin Kaepernick makes a mockery of Donald Trump. Picture: Seth Herald/AFPSource:AFP. RELATED: Truck ploughs into crowd of protesters, RELATED: Powerful image of protester goes viral, RELATED: NBA star in violent LA street fight, One of those peaceful protesters, taking a knee in front of San Jose police officers. A staggering 80 per cent labelled the situation as "out of control", with responses coming from a wide spectrum of political beliefs. “You do not have a society that has this kind of thing happen, at this level, without it being a very long series of dominoes that have been falling that we have not attended to properly. If you yell and you’re not heard, then you might scream. It also applies when the community is merely trying to make itself heard. And what other choice do they have? Join the conversation, you are commenting as, — Australia’s leading news site, engaged in pretty much the most peaceful form of protest, Image of Colin Kaepernick makes a mockery of Donald Trump, Eric Garner told New York police he couldn’t breathe, Mr Trump described the violence at protests, American cops attack Channel 7 crew during live broadcast. Compare Mr Trump’s stance in this situation to his unreserved praise for the white anti-lockdown protesters in Michigan last month. They’re protesting peacefully, in greater numbers than ever before. Would the police stand by, passive and motionless, watching it all unfold? Last month a white woman, Amy Cooper, called the police and told them an “African-American man” – emphasis hers – was threatening her life because he had asked her to put a leash on her dog in Central Park. The only exceptions within the top 50 cities by population were Fresno, California, and Mesa, Arizona. Consider how many Americans, including President Donald Trump, reacted back in 2016, when black NFL players led by Colin Kaepernick engaged in pretty much the most peaceful form of protest imaginable. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). It is the inevitable product of a nation which so often teeters on the brink of violence, and which has consistently, coldly refused to listen to its own people. conducted a poll of 1000 registered voters to gauge current attitudes to the US's current social climate. “The Governor should give a little, and put out the fire. Don't have an account? President Trump record a 45 per cent approval rating, down only a marginal 1 per cent from where it was in April. One of the more dispiriting things about the protests and riots still raging across the United States is how unsurprising they are. “It’s OK to be angry. Meanwhile, the injustices continued to mount. White America, as usual, would give the officers involved the benefit of the doubt, and nothing would change. A protester carries a US flag upside down. Picture: Jeff Kowalsky/AFPSource:AFP, Protesters kitted out with military gear. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). However when the issue turned to the economy 48 per cent said Trump would be better at reigniting America's finances compared to 35 per cent for Biden. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. The Princeton data set shows that nearly every major city in the United States experienced riots from late May to the end of August — even under the narrow definition that the study used to classify riots (as separate from events described as police violence against protesters). Mr Trump labelled the protesting players “disgraceful”, saying anyone who took a knee was a “son of a b****” and should be fired. Imagine what would happen if a group of black men stormed a state capitol building with assault rifles to demand a change in the law.

“(George) would want us to seek justice the way we’re trying to do. Polls showed more than two-thirds of white Americans disapproved of him.

Did the rest of the country listen to his message, or make the faintest attempt to empathise with his cause? Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. Mainstream media seized on the data last week to argue that the “Trump narrative” of violent demonstrations was false. In February this year, 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery was chased down and killed by a white father and son while he was out jogging. “We are a nation enraged, but we cannot allow our rage to consume us,” Mr Biden said. All times AEDT (GMT +11).

Violent demonstrations, meanwhile, have been limited to fewer than 220 locations ​— under 10% of the areas that experienced peaceful protests. US Democrats have largely embraced the activists packing into streets to decry the killings of black men and women by law enforcement but have so far expressed wariness at protesters' calls to defund the police. US riots over George Floyd death May 30 (9News) US Democrats have largely embraced the activists packing into streets to decry the killings of black men and women by law enforcement but have so far expressed wariness at protesters' calls to defund the police. Would Mr Trump call them “very good people” and urge the governor to make a deal with them? RELATED: American cops attack Channel 7 crew during live broadcast, The photo op in question. The same things have been happening for decades. Eric Garner told New York police he couldn’t breathe 11 times while he lay dying on the ground in a chokehold. Speaking at the White House today, Mr Trump described the violence at protests as “domestic acts of terror” and threatened to deploy the military to “quickly solve the problem”.

The overwhelming majority of Americans believe the country is "out of control" according to a new poll of registered voters. Several smaller communities have also experienced riots, including — most recently — Rochester, New York, and Kenosha, Wisconsin. These are not isolated incidents. Totally normal. It has screamed. His new book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective.

No one, having watched the life drain out of George Floyd, can reasonably deny it.

US riots and protests are being fuelled by America’s failure to listen to its own people As shocking as the riots across the United States are, they were always inevitable. “There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder,” Kaepernick explained.

Fans of Kaepernick’s team, the San Francisco 49ers, filmed themselves burning his jersey.

They screamed in police officers’ faces, carried assault rifles into the state capitol building, demanded entry to the House of Representatives and posed with their weapons outside Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s office. Because America’s great double standard doesn’t just apply to African-Americans accused of committing crimes. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak. They blocked the Michigan protesters from accessing the House of Representatives, but otherwise took no action. Several smaller communities have also experienced riots, including — most recently — Rochester, New York, and Kenosha, Wisconsin. Within the largest 100 cities by population, 74 experienced riots. But channel it another way. Australia Post: LPOs could strike over Christine Holgate wat... Aussie plant-based start-up Fable launches ready meals in Wo... Riot! And to state the obvious, it is not just a reaction to the horrifying death of George Floyd. These are very good people, but they are angry,” Mr Trump said, egging them on. New data from Princeton University show that riots associated with the Black Lives Matter movement took place in 48 out of the 50 largest cities in the United States. Former president Barack Obama said in a YouTube commencement address for 2020 graduates that the protests roiling America right now "speak to decades of inaction over unequal treatment and a failure to reform police practices in the broader criminal justice system". It has yelled. Please let us know if you're having issues with commenting. For breaking news alerts and livestreams straight to your smartphone sign up to the, You can also get up-to-date information from the Federal Government"s Coronavirus Australia app, available on the, TODAY IN HISTORY: Outlaws gunned down in famous Wild West shootout, Bus potentially life-threatening for wheelchair bound passengers, Armenia, Azerbaijan accuse each other of truce violations, 'Jews for Trump' convoy embroiled in brawls in New York, Trump compares Biden to a zombie in new ad ahead of Halloween., — Byron York (@ByronYork) September 5, 2020. Why is it happening now? Nothing else has worked. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. But report reveals nearly 570 violent demonstrations–riots–in nearly 220 locations spread all across country. At the same time, the President – who, remember, called for NFL players to be sacked for the high crime of kneeling during the national anthem – insisted he was “an ally of all peaceful protesters”. And of course, police officer Derek Chauvin jammed his knee into Mr Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes, slowly killing him, even as members of the public filmed the scene and the victim pleaded for his right to breathe.

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