Sunday, May 31, 2020

Reason to fear

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From #WashTimes’ @valrichardson17 : The novel coronavirus pandemic couldn’t shut down Target, but the rioting ripping apart major U.S. cities has. The U.S. retailer said Sunday that more than 100 stores nationwide, including 33 in Minnesota, would be closed after a fifth night of violent protests in Minneapolis, spurred by Mr. Floyd’s death Monday in police custody. “We are heartbroken by the death of George Floyd and the pain it is causing communities across the country,” said Target in a statement. “At this time, we have made the decision to close a number of our stores. We anticipate most stores will be closed temporarily.” • Full story on our website #news #realnews #washingtontimes #riots #target

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Journalist Andy Ngô reported Sunday that a mob had knocked a man unconscious, then kicked him as he lay bleeding in the street, after he tried to help another man who had been assaulted after bringing the U.S. flag to a Portland protest. The violence erupted among a mostly white crowd at a protest against racial injustice following the death last week of George Floyd, an African American man who died in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The officer, Derek Chauvin, who knelt for several minutes on Floyd’s neck has since been arrested and charged with third-degree murder. Ngô documented the moment when the mob assaulted the older man carrying the American flag on Saturday. The caption for Ngô’s YouTube video reads: “On 30 May 2020, a man brought an American flag to the antifa/BLM protest (later riot) in Portland. He is confronted and then sucker-punched by a man wearing a “F— Trump” shirt. The mob rushed in to beat him. He never let go of the flag. Portland Police did not help.” Notably, one member of the mob carried a Mexican flag. Ngô then posted a video of the aftermath. “Knocked his motherfuckin’ ass out,” one protester taunted. “Black lives matter, faggot,” yelled another. Ngô himself was viciously assaulted and severely injured by Antifa thugs during a protest in Portland last year. Another man was beaten in 2018 for carrying a U.S. flag at a Portland protest — though he was among the protesters.

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A group of rioters were caught on tape viciously beating a woman outside of a Rochester, NY, business on Saturday as her husband desperately tried to defend her. Footage shows the woman confronting a group of young men outside of the Rochester Fire Equipment Company on Saturday. According to WHAM, the woman “yelled at the group of people, who were apparently trying to loot the jewelry store next door.” The group continued in hurling objects at the storefront and turned on the woman, punching her and beating her with what appeared to be a large piece of lumber. One assailant grabbed her by the neck, then threw her against a brick wall as he continued to pummel her head. The woman’s husband tried to intervene, shouting, “Get away from my wife!” and wielding a golf club. The individuals continued in their ruthless attack, turning on the man in the process. “I turned around, saw people trying to break into some stores, so I just started filming,” Painter said, according to WROC. “The husband and wife came out, they were trying to reason with them. Then all of a sudden it turned violent and it escalated. They just went after the woman, the husband was trying to defend himself with a golf club, and they just went after him with two-by-fours,” he explained.

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