Violent crime surged in several U.S. cities that saw massive Black Live Matter and anti-police protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death last summer. The number of murders alone increased by 36.7% in 2020 compared to 2019.
Why has this lawlessness been permitted to continue for nearly a year? These Antifa-inspired mobs have been permitted to repeatedly attack federal buildings, destroy local businesses, and assault law enforcement officers for the past year because politicians sympathize with Antifa and support its cause.
California Rep. Maxine Waters’ call for protesters to confront police if former cop Derek Chauvin is found not guilty of murder in the death of George Floyd harkens back to her comments in 1992, when she called the Los Angeles riots “acceptable” and defended some looters.
This week, the city witnessed a telling incident. Police had removed a fence erected around the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse because it became a “symbol of divide” between law enforcement and the community. Rioters then descended on the federal courthouse and vandalized it. Now the fence is back up.
Vermont’s public safety commissioner on Thursday briefed the General Assembly about “dangerous right-wing extremists” and said to stay vigilant, but admitted law enforcement knows of no specific threats currently within the Green Mountain State.
The leftist organization Antifa did infiltrate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol in Washington, D.C., but only to monitor, not to instigate violence, a Northeast Antifa spokesperson told The Commons weekly newspaper in Brattleboro.
A Vermont lawmaker says he received a threatening phone message this week demanding that he publicly condemn President Donald Trump or lose his livelihood.
The Northeast Antifa organization is looking in Brattleboro for recruits to its Vermont chapter. Their presence is the work of Northeast Antifa, as shown by the poster itself and a Northeast Antifa Instagram post.
According to a report in the Washington Times, Detroit police officers and the city are now fighting back against Black Lives Matter protesters in court, saying demonstrators are not being held accountable for their actions in the streets.
Since the encampment began, rioters have increased fortifications around city streets, assaulted residents, and law enforcement has noticed the presence of “armed sentries” patrolling intersections.
You should feel uneasy, AOC. There was once another group of Americans threatened by authoritarians like you. They stood up — at Concord, at Lexington, at Bunker Hill. In Philadelphia their names appeared on the Declaration of Independence.
Several media figures and Democrats have called for lists to be made of President Donald Trump’s “sycophants” or supporters following the presidential election, suggesting that these lists will be used in the future to hold the president’s supporters accountable.