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Democrats Declare “Riots Are An Integral Part Of This Country’s March Towards Progress”

Trump vows to act where ‘weak’ Democrat governors refuse.

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In a now deleted tweet, Democrats in Virginia defended violence being carried out by so called ‘protesters’, and announced that “Riots are an integral part of this country’s march towards progress.”

The tweet by the Fairfax County Democratic Committee cited a previous reference by Barack Obama to the Stonewall riots of 1969 during his second inauguration speech.

Obama said “We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths –- that all of us are created equal –- is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall.”

In context, it’s clear that Obama was not advocating rioting. Indeed, just days ago he issued a statement condemning the current spate of looting and violence.

The family of George Floyd has also pleaded for rioting to stop:

So how many other Democrats believe that rioting and looting is ‘a march toward progress’?

On Monday, President Trump issued a stark warning to Democratic governors that if they act ‘weak’ and do not act to stop the violence he will step in and mobilise all federal and military personnel at his disposal.

The White House has said that Trump is considering invoking the Insurrection Act to deal with the violence. However, it’s more likely that the shows of force seen in Washington DC Monday night will be repeated elsewhere.

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He Didn’t Expect This

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A Swedish influencer visited a crime-ridden migrant suburb to prove that the area was safe, and ended up getting robbed on the street.

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“Crisis Of Crimes”: New Orleans Becomes Murder Capital Of America

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Progressives in top city leadership positions have helped transform New Orleans into the murder capital of America. 

WSJ reported the Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico, recorded the highest homicide rate of any major city so far this year, with 41 homicides per 100,000 residents. 

Metropolitan Crime Commission Inc., a nonprofit that works on crime-reducing strategies in the city, said the homicide rate is up 141% compared with the same period in 2019. It pointed out carjackings are up 210%, shootings 100%, and armed robberies up 25%.

“The homicide rate is on pace to surpass last year’s rate, which was the worst since Hurricane Katrina in 2005,” WSJ noted. 

The city’s alarming spike in the homicide rate comes at the same time as “progressive prosecutor” Jason Williams became the district attorney of the metro area in early 2021. He promised a “more selective” approach to prosecutions that goes “beyond punishment.”

“Being more selective about prosecutions will allow us to focus on the crimes that matter most to all of us,” Williams said last year, adding, “We’ve got to go beyond punishment and invest in our community.”

Metropolitan Crime Commission recently said Williams’ criminal justice reforms have resulted in a “drastic decline in accountability for violent felony offenders.”

Residents told WSJ an “overwhelmed” police department is a significant factor in the rise in violent crime. 

Ronal Serpas, the city’s police superintendent from 2010-14, said the city has about 50% to 60% of officers needed for adequate patrols. 

“We’re in a crisis of crime and a crisis of confidence in this city,” Serpas said.

Democratic Mayor LaToya Cantrell warned last month Mardi Gras festivities early next year could be canceled because of the police shortage. Local news Times-Picayune said the police department budgets for 1,500 offices, but its force just fell below 1,000 — the lowest level in decades. 

“If we don’t have adequate police, it could mean that there will be no Mardi Gras. That’s a fact,” Cantrell said at a community meeting last month. 

Violent crime has surged in many liberal-controlled cities, as some believe this is due to failed criminal justice reform policies.

Democrat’s inability to address the crime wave is a failure in policy — and their lack of accountability will come in the form of no confidence by taxpayers. 

Remember in June when a George Soros-backed progressive district attorney in San Francisco was booted out of office? 

“Action must be taken NOW if there is ever a chance to save the city and bring the reputation of being a city where tourists can come to party and celebrate and not become victims,” nonprofit New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation, which raises funds to aid police in the city, warned. 

This post was originally published at Zero Hedge

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Biden Silent On Memphis Massacre As First Victims Identified

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Joe Biden has still yet to weigh in on the mass shooting rampage in Memphis on Wednesday at the hands of 19-year-old thug Ezekiel Kelly. 

Biden’s also said nothing about the brutal kidnapping and murder of Eliza Fletcher in Memphis last week.

He rushed to weigh in on the mass shooting in Buffalo but I guess this is another one of those mass killings like Waukesha which he simply doesn’t have “time” for.

Kelly killed four people and injured at least three others in a rampage that he livestreamed on Facebook. 

According to reports, Kelly first shot 24-year-old Dewayne Tunstall while the two were at a friend’s house together.

“Officers said Tunstall was visiting a friend named Marcus Cash at a house in the 3100 block of Lyndale in Highland Heights,” WREG reported. “During a conversation, Kelly allegedly pulled Tunstall to the side, pulled out a handgun and fired several shots, striking Tunstall in the head.”

“Cash said Kelly ate and laughed with them prior to the shooting,” WREG continued. “He says he does not know why Kelly shot his friend, but he knew the two had an argument the day before.”

“Family for Rodolfo Berger confirmed on Facebook that he was the man shot about 6 p.m. at the AutoZone store in the 4000 block of Jackson Avenue in North Memphis,” ABC24 Memphis reports. He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, where family said he underwent surgery and is ‘under extreme care.'”

“Allison Parker’s employer and West Memphis Police confirmed she was the woman who was shot and killed just before 7:30 p.m. along Poplar Avenue and Evergreen in Midtown Memphis,” ABC24 Memphis reports. “Memphis Police said the suspect carjacked Parker and shot her several times, taking her gray SUV.” 

“Corteria Wright, 17, was shot in the back by Kelly at around 8.55pm and is thought to be his final victim before he was apprehended by officers,” the Daily Mail reports.

Kelly’s other victims have yet to be identified. 

This post was originally published at Information Liberation

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