CRIMINALS SEIZE CONTROL OF MANY AMERICAN CITIES
Peaceful protesters turn into a raging fire-breathing mob at Virginia Beach waterfront.
REDNECK ROAD RAGE: looking for a fight at evening activities of protesters, redneck pickup driver gained the attention he sought to attract
San Francisco Bay area mobs loot stores
Looters targeted several Emeryville retail establishments along Bay Street Saturday night, storming into H&M, Best Buy, Lane Bryant, BevMo!, Uniqlo and GameStop stores and racing out with merchandise
Philadelphia In Critical Condition After Second Day Of Violent Protests, Looting
Philadelphia Residents Form Wall to Defend Target From Looters and Rioters
Philly Mayor Jim Kenney, who failed to provide protection for citizens says: “We do not condone vigilantism” when residents acted to protect their neighborhood stores from rioters.
"We do not condone vigilantism," says Mayor Jim Kenney after a group of people, some armed with bats, formed in Philadelphia's Fishtown last night. Kenney said it took police too long to disperse the group. Latest updates: https://t.co/bO20gWO7ey pic.twitter.com/xG0JAEMwsz— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) June 2, 2020
"When I got home alone I shed a few tears. I saw my business down and it hurt me a lot and especially for my own community to do it to my business, that's what really (hurt)," Elliott Broaster said. https://t.co/sMMNENAcOK— Action News on 6abc (@6abc) June 2, 2020
Police officer mowed down in ‘hit-and-run attack responding to riot looters’ in the Bronx, New York
Surveillance video shows looters ransack T-Mobile store in West Palm Beach, Florida.
“I’m protecting my business and they’ve robbed us after being closed for 3 months”.— Amaka Ubaka (@AmakaUbakaTV) June 1, 2020
A Boston business owner reacting with pain & anger after watching his shop being smashed & rioters looting it overnight. @alainapinto has more #7news pic.twitter.com/mH612wvHi2
Looters torch shoe store in Providence, Rhode Island
Updates so far: https://t.co/FDIyqHTkop— Frederick Melo, Reporter (@FrederickMelo) May 29, 2020
25-year-old 7-Mile Sportswear was purchased 2019 by Jin Lim. “Completely destroyed,” Lim says. pic.twitter.com/2VPMxdAznj— Frederick Melo, Reporter (@FrederickMelo) May 29, 2020
LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD: pic.twitter.com/JlpmEg7kZ1— thebradfordfile™ (@thebradfordfile) June 2, 2020
This bus was stopped yesterday at Broad St. & 3rd due for obstruction of traffic. There was a suspicion of supplying riot equipment to rioters.— Columbus Ohio Police (@ColumbusPolice) June 1, 2020
Detectives followed up w/a vehicle search today & found: bats, rocks, meat cleavers, axes, clubs & other projectiles.
Charges pending. pic.twitter.com/1P8NR3sAUb
Trooper Injured When Suspect Hit Him with Car; Bullet Set Trooper Free
LAKE COUNTY- Indiana State Police report that on June 2, 2020, at 12:27 a.m., the Munster Police Department initiated a pursuit of a silver Nissan sedan that had reportedly been involved in suspicious activity at a residence in their town.
The driver fled Munster at a high rate of speed, driving without headlights, and had reportedly attempted to ram a Munster police car. ISP units assisted with the pursuit as it continued eastbound on I-80 from Kennedy Ave. The pursuit continued north on Cline Ave and exited onto Columbus Dr. where the vehicle crashed into the round-a-bout. The Nissan continued to attempt to flee west on Columbus before stopping in the left lane.
A trooper then pulled next to the vehicle and attempted to take the suspect into custody; however the vehicle moved forward striking the trooper as he stood outside of his vehicle, wedging him against his police car. The trooper, while still wedged between vehicles, then shot at the driver through the windshield, striking the suspect. The vehicle was occupied by three other passengers, none of whom were injured or struck by any gunfire. The suspect and trooper were both transported from the scene for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect has been identified as Eric R. Douglas, 30, from Crown Point, IN. He is currently being held at the Lake County Jail on a probable cause hold for this incident as well as for active warrants out of Marion and Porter County. This is an on-going investigation.. The identification of the trooper involved will be released Thursday afternoon.
BREAKING: South Philadelphia Gun Store owner shoots&kills one of 3 or 4 armed looters who pointed gun at him first. Lock on gate cut with bolt cutters. Back door shattered&kicked in. Gun owner was on high amert after attempted break-in earlier in the week1/2 @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/9pDCShy7A4— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) June 2, 2020
BREAKING UPDATE: VIDEO REPORT SOUND UP We’ve learned more here on scene of South Philly 67 year old Store owner. This is where looters tried to break-in night before last. And why he was staying inside his business to protect it in case they came back @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/9BxPeto3gW— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) June 2, 2020
Officials in Chicago said Monday that the city registered 16 deaths and at least 30 injured in shootings across the region over the weekend.
JUST ANOTHER DEADLY WEEKEND IN CHICAGO: 16 dead, at least 30 injured in second straight weekend of violence in Chicago
NBC Chicago reported that one of the incidents involved a drive-by shooting that killed two men who were also in a vehicle. They were shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene.
The Chicago Tribune reported last week that there were 191 deaths so far this year as the result of violence. The paper reported that the majority of the deaths were a result of gunfire. The city, under Mayor Lori Lightfoot, saw its deadliest Memorial Day weekend in years, which included 10 deaths and 39 wounded.
Four St. Louis Police Officers Shot
St. Louis police confirm four officers have been struck by gunfire Monday night, as protests against police brutality turned violent. https://t.co/k9QEIdIMiP— FOX2now (@FOX2now) June 2, 2020
BREAKING VIDEO: Cops come under fire during protest in St. Louis; at least 4 officers were shot in the gun battle & the scene remains activepic.twitter.com/Lf9JA971Tj— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) June 2, 2020
What a morning! Typically we don’t see crimes unfolding LIVE on our air. This morning was different. I was reporting. Looters having total disregard for people or property. Businesses burning. Groups of people trying to get into an ATM. @KMOV pic.twitter.com/W6d7zEcNzd— Justin Andrews (@Justin_EAndrews) June 2, 2020
“The incredible level of violence that we saw last night is remarkable and should be unsettling to everyone who calls this place home.” Sergeant Benjamin Granda @stlcountypd addressing media following officer involved shooting in Jennings. #n4tm @KMOV pic.twitter.com/nMxkoBz7aO— Mark Griffin (@mgriffin_kmov) June 2, 2020
‘Mayhem’: 4 police officers shot during long night of violence and destruction in St. Louis
FROM ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
ST. LOUIS — Four police officers were shot in downtown St. Louis early Tuesday, as a day of peaceful protests turned into a violent and destructive night in the city.
Early in the day, hundreds of people gathered across the St. Louis region again Monday to protest the Memorial Day death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Floyd was killed when a police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes while Floyd was detained.
But tensions rose after the sun fell in downtown St. Louis.
Just after midnight, four officers, all men, were shot near 16th and Olive streets. All four are conscious, and their injuries are considered non-life-threatening.
“I believe some coward randomly shot at the police line,” said St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden. MORE
Chief Hayden provides an update on 4 of our officers who were struck by gunfire tonight during the downtown unrest. https://t.co/Ml1CgIikHf— St. Louis, MO Police (@SLMPD) June 2, 2020
We have had 4 officers struck by gunfire tonight. All have been transported to an area hospital. All are conscious and breathing. Their injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.
Officers are still taking gunfire downtown & we will share more info as it available.
Ha ha don’t mess with Texas 💪 rioters trapped on a bridge in Dallas. https://t.co/utiHo1lvuq— XFitPatriot (@LeahLUSA) June 2, 2020
BREAKING: Highways blocked by rioters in Austin, Texas pic.twitter.com/2efVcf9sXq— Breaking News Global (@BreakingNAlerts) May 31, 2020
Moments before the curfew is lifted, @PhillyPolice arrive to talk to the Stand Up Philly group standing down at the South Philly @Target. They didn’t want their neighborhood store to be taken over by looters so they stood guard all night. @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/7Z7vNb1D6j— Lauren Dawn Johnson (@LaurenDawnFox29) June 1, 2020
Kentucky police say they were forced to fire back at a crowd after demonstrators "shot at" them.— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 2, 2020
One man was killed.
Business owner killed when police returned fire
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — David McAtee, who turned his talent for food into a popular West End eatery, was shot and killed by law enforcement officers early Monday morning, an incident that’s now under state, local and federal investigation.
McAtee, the owner of YaYa’s BBQ in western Louisville, was known as a “community pillar,” said his mother, Odessa Riley.
“He left a great legend behind. He was a good person. Everybody around him would say that,” she said. “My son didn’t hurt nobody. He didn’t do nothing to nobody.”
Riley was among the hundreds who had swarmed the corner of 26th and Broadway Monday where Louisville police and National Guard personnel were breaking up a “large crowd” that had gathered in the parking lot outside a Dino’s Food Mart, according to law enforcement officials.
"Right now, I can't tell you the feeling I have. All I can say -- when a mother loses her child, a piece of you goes along with that child." -- Odessa Riley, #DavidMcAtee's mother #Louisville #BreonnaTaylor pic.twitter.com/jdtI4mqcZL— Philmonger (@phillipmbailey) June 1, 2020
MACY’S AT TIMES SQUARE NOW BEING LOOTED THANKS TO THE FECKLESS LIBERAL DEMOCRATS RUNNING NEW YORK CITY. What will be left of this once well-run city bustling with jobs and commerce? Voters elected a Socialist as Mayor and are getting a city ruined by socialism.
TRUMP SAYS ‘ENOUGH’: President Rips Biden Staffers for ‘Getting Anarchists Out of Jail’ During Riots https://t.co/NxLFd0agn1— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) June 2, 2020
After two days of riots and looting; a curfew for the capital city of North Carolina
Raleigh, N.C. Police Chief
in her own words:
“I will not put an officer in harms way to protect the citizens inside of a building,” says the Raleigh Police Chief tomorrow. https://t.co/y1yAHBaxLg— THOT.PAT (@PatThot) June 2, 2020
What she is saying: “FREE STUFF, COME GET IT”
Five officers were transferred to the hospital last night. All were released from hospital says Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown pic.twitter.com/RzwgE3AR09— Bridget Condon (@BridgetABC11) May 31, 2020
BALTIMORE FINALLY STEPS UP TO CLAIM IT’S PLACE IN 2020 RIOTS
George Floyd's Family's Powerful Message To Protestors: 'Stop looting and throw up the peace sign'— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) June 1, 2020
@NYGovCuomo where are you? Why are you permitting #looting in #NewYork? Just like you let #seniors #die due to #COVID19. #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #riots #politics @CNN #cuomobriefing https://t.co/tRQwHvVMER— AFC (@AFC56450050) June 2, 2020
Major looting in New York tonight: https://t.co/m5lWgO6qqo— Darshan Patel (@drshnpatel) June 2, 2020
Looting in New York City at 14 & Broadway. There are helicopters hovering overhead & police within two blocks. We were there for 15 minutes before officers showed up. A security guard stood in front of the looted business watching. There are sirens roaring all around us. pic.twitter.com/6F6jJYVxO5— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) June 2, 2020
Cuomo, de Blasio order 11 p.m. curfew for New York City https://t.co/rnpbf7AVBg The violence and the looting that has gone on in New York City has been bad for the city, the state Pandemic lockdown n now riots n looting Very damaging— stirit (@snapipup) June 2, 2020
More infiltration:— Jennifer Mascia (@JenniferMascia) June 2, 2020
"In New York City, video captured the moment rioters in Manhattan chanced upon a cache of bricks between St. Marks Place and Seventh Street in the East Village on Sunday evening, though no construction site appeared to be nearby." https://t.co/zokCNYqaj5
This streets have now been taken back by the American people.— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) June 2, 2020
You are hereby evicted.
Get the f%^* out. pic.twitter.com/oKyuYP0nVB
The desecration of St. John’s church by an angry mob was an act of cowardice. President Trump standing before it and holding a Bible is an act of courageous leadership. Let’s honor #GeorgeFloyd by peacefully standing up against injustice and loving one another as God loves us. https://t.co/Vs57YzFZX4— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) June 2, 2020
PURE EVIL: Police Chief Breaks Down After Describing How Richmond Leftist Rioters Torched Home with Children inside Then Blocked Fire Department (VIDEO)— ⚔️DAVE LEONE❌(IFBP)🔥 (@NevadaElJefe) June 1, 2020
WTF! Face it, this is no longer about George Floyd! It’s about Leftists trying to bring Trump down!https://t.co/gKeL9ghPEB
Protestors quickly became a mob at Stafford Marketplace and began throwing missiles at vehicles in traffic on Garrisonville Road
|Stafford VA. The Stafford County Sheriff’s office reports that the Sheriff declared an unlawful assembly in the area of Garrisonville Road and Stafford Marketplace on Sunday, May 31, 2020, after a protest became unruly and protestors began throwing objects at vehicles. |
The demonstration began on May 31, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. with a peaceful gathering of approximately 150 people in front of the Stafford Marketplace Target. About an hour later, the crowds began to disperse with the exception of about 50 to 75 people. The remaining protestors began marching around Stafford Marketplace and up and down Garrisonville Road for several hours. At approximately 6:45 p.m., the protestors formed a line across Garrisonville Road, blocking all lanes of traffic. They threw items—including water bottles, rocks, and salsa jars—at passing vehicles. As the protest became unruly, an unlawful assembly was declared and the crowds were given the opportunity to disperse peacefully.
During this time, part of Garrisonville Road was shut down as deputies attempted to regain control of the crowds. Items were thrown at deputies on the scene and pepper spray was used to make several arrests.
In total, 10 arrests were made and charges include unlawful assembly, obstructing justice, assault and battery on a law enforcement officer, possession of a firearm during a protest, and pedestrian in the roadway.“We fully support the right of our community to peacefully protest without police interference and will continue to do so,” said Sheriff David P. Decatur. “In the days ahead, we ask that protestors remain peaceful and refrain from violence and blocking traffic. The safety of the community is our priority.”
The Communists have invaded Beverly Hills where they’re chanting “eat the rich.”— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) May 31, 2020
Hey, the celebrities egged them on, so enjoy the ride! 😆 pic.twitter.com/0nprxDhC9z
Did Joe Biden have to drive past this looting and rioting to meet with Wilmington leaders?
Raw video: Protests turn to looting in Wilmington
A day of protest against police violence turned to riot and looting as many downtown Wilmington businesses were hit hard
WILLIAM BRETZGER, THE NEWS JOURNAL
12:40 a.m. EDT May 31, 2020
A day of protest against police violence turned to rioting and looting as many downtown Wilmington businesses were hit hard https://t.co/yTnkzrK4GI— Delaware Online (@delawareonline) May 31, 2020
Looting in Wilmington, Delaware continues. https://t.co/rSgm2z27n0— Meredith Newman (@MereNewman) May 31, 2020
57th Mayor of the City of Wilmington, Delaware
Mike Purzycki was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1945. He graduated Seton Hall Prep in 1963 and earned a football scholarship to the University of Delaware, where he played four years and set every Blue Hen receiving record. After graduating with a degree in history, Mike signed a contract with the New York Giants football team for the 1967-1968 season when an injury sidelined his professional football career. His love of Delaware continued however, and in 1968, he made Delaware his permanent home.
More tear gas deployed in downtown, this time at corner of Hargett and Wilmington. There was looting there moments ago. pic.twitter.com/wvgosMhNZz— Andrew Carter (@_andrewcarter) May 31, 2020
“This is not the legacy of civil rights in America. This is chaos, and we’re buying into it. This won’t change anything. We’re no longer talking about the murder of an innocent man.” — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on the riots in her city
HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?
Cowardly Political leaders tell the police to stand down and give mobs ‘space to destroy’
Port Richmond Walmart is now being looted. Several people are stealing TVs and throwing it inside a car.— Peter Planamente (@plana_journ) May 31, 2020
More looters are pulling up with their cars and looting. Police are moving in #PhillyRiots #PhillyProtest pic.twitter.com/Vd83vVX3Su
RICHMOND POLICE: Sorry we gassed rioters
To our peaceful protestors: We are sorry we had to deploy gas near the Lee Monument. Some RPD officers in that area were cut off by violent protestors. The gas was necessary to get them to safety.— Richmond Police (@RichmondPolice) June 2, 2020
EACH TIME a store is looted, jobs disappear forever. Who pays the bills for these employees? Not Mayor Stoney!
Chief William C. Smith comments on a challenging situation during last night’s protests in #RVA. You can watch the rest of this @CityRichmondVA press conference here: https://t.co/jvzqcaRA3i pic.twitter.com/LCHrIIAeM2— Richmond Police (@RichmondPolice) May 31, 2020
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – Richmond Police Chief Will Smith got emotional during a press conference after the second night of protests in the city.
Chief Smith says last night protesters set fire to a few buildings, including a multi-family residence that was occupied by a child in the 300 block of West Broad Street.
As fire crews were arriving, Smith says protesters blocked the engine from reaching the fire.
“When you take a legitimate issue and hijack it for unknown reasons, that is unacceptable to me, it’s unacceptable to the Richmond Police Department, unacceptable to the city of Richmond,” said Smith.
Multiple businesses on 23rd St. in Richmond begin to board up their windows amid rumors looters are targeting the area. pic.twitter.com/g6nkeYmTKP— Denis Ivan Perez (@dpi_19) June 1, 2020
Gov. Northam imposes curfew in Richmond and Virginia Beach;
Lynnhaven Mall closed to prevent looting; 48 businesses looted, 19 arrests in Virginia Beach
STATE OF EMERGENCY IN VIRGINIA BEACH AND RICHMOND DUE TO MOBS LOOTING STORES
DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY
DUE TO CIVIL UNREST AND INSTITUTION OF A CURFEW
IN THE CITY OF RICHMOND AND THE CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH
Importance of the Issue
On this day, May 31, 2020, I declare that a state of emergency exists in the
Commonwealth of Virginia due to past and potential future civil unrest that poses a danger to public safety. The Commonwealth of Virginia has experienced significant events in the past 48
hours that have required intervention to restore order, ensure the safety of protestors and the public, protect property, and provide additional resources to support our local and state partners. In the past 24 hours alone, there have been numerous instances of unlawful activity
resulting in injuries to peaceful protestors and first responders, significant property damage, and continued escalation of violent events. Specific incidents include unlawful assemblies declared
in the City of Richmond, Prince William County, and Roanoke, extensive property damage in the City of Richmond and the City of Virginia Beach including the burning of two buildings,
vehicle fires, debris and dumpster fires, vandalism, looting, and the damage to law enforcement vehicles.
The Commonwealth has a compelling interest to maintain peace and order in the face of escalating tension. The effects of this civil unrest constitute an emergency wherein human lives and public and private property are imperiled, as described in § 44-146.16 of the Code of Virginia (Code). Action is necessary to preserve life and property and to alleviate the conditions
caused by this situation.
Therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Article V of the Constitution of Virginia, by §§ 44-146.17 and 44-75.1 of the Code, and as Governor and Director of Emergency Management and Commander-in-Chief of the Commonwealth’s armed forces, I proclaim that a
state of emergency exists in the Commonwealth of Virginia . Accordingly, I direct state and local governments to render appropriate assistance to prepare for and respond to this situation, to
alleviate any conditions resulting from the situation, and to implement recovery and mitigation operations and activities so as to return impacted areas to pre-event conditions as much as possible. Emergency services shall be conducted in accordance with § 44-146.13 et seq. of the Code.
In order to marshal all public resources and appropriate preparedness, response, and recovery measures, I order the following actions:
A. Implementation by state agencies of the Commonwealth of Virginia Emergency Operations Plan, as amended, along with other appropriate state plans.
B. Activation of the Virginia Emergency Operations Center and the Virginia Emergency Support Team, as directed by the State Coordinator of Emergency Management, to coordinate the provision of assistance to state, local, and tribal governments and to facilitate emergency services assignments to other agencies.
C. Authorization for the heads of executive branch agencies, on behalf of their regulatory boards as appropriate, and with the concurrence of their Cabinet Secretary, to waive any state requirement or regulation, and enter into contracts without regard to normal procedures or formalities, and without regard to application or permit fees or royalties.
All waivers issued by agencies shall be posted on their websites.
D. Activation of the Virginia National Guard to State Active Duty.
E. Authorization of a maximum of $350,000 in state sum sufficient funds for state and local government mission assignments and state response and recovery operations authorized and coordinated through the Virginia Department of Emergency Management allowable by The Stafford Act, 42 U.S.C. § 5121 et seq. Included in this authorization is $250,000
for the Department of Military Affairs.
Further, I declare that the City of Richmond and the City of Virginia Beach shall be under a curfew between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. With respect to the City of Richmond, the curfew shall begin on May 31, 2020, and end June 3, 2020. Unless extended by further executive order, that curfew shall end at 6 a.m., June 3, 2020.
With respect to the City of Virginia Beach, the curfew shall begin on June 1, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. and end on June 4, 2020, at 6:00 a.m. unless extended by further executive order. While the curfew is in place no person shall be present on any street, road, alley, avenue, park, or other public
place in the City of Richmond and the City of Virginia Beach with the following exceptions:
• Persons traveling to and from home, work, or places of worship;
• Hospital personnel;
• Members of the press;
• State and City of Richmond employees and volunteers;
• Military personnel including but not limited to national guard troops;
• Private emergency medical transport workers;
• Travel to and from public meetings City of Virginia Beach City Council and School Board;
• Persons seeking emergency services; and
• Other emergency workers
Nothing in this Order shall be construed to prohibit or restrict travel to a hospital in the event of a medical emergency, nor shall such travel be considered in violation of this Order.
Violation of this Order shall be a Class 1 misdemeanor pursuant to § 44-146.17 of the Code of Virginia.
Effective Date of this Executive Order
This Order shall be effective immediately and with the exception to the provisions instituting a curfew, shall remain in full force and effect until June 29, 2020, unless amended or rescinded by further executive order.
Given under my hand and under the Seal of the Commonwealth of Virginia this 1st day of June, 2020.
Ralph S. Northam, Governor
Kelly Thomasson, Secretary of the Commonwealth
Virginia Beach Riots pic.twitter.com/obYmmwqa2X— Leb *^! 🦋 (@PlayboiClaxton) June 1, 2020
😷💔🇺🇸#GeorgeFloydprotest #VirginiaBeach #BLM Most of the protesters had left, it was a peaceful protest, when something happened....— ESNEET ⛵️ (@esneet4113) June 1, 2020
living thru the last riots here it was the police that started to problem. We weren’t moving fast enough for them...💔🇺🇸
VB hasn’t changed. pic.twitter.com/CohhPI2h5k
Videos continue to surface showing protesters stumbling upon pallets of bricks or pavers in areas with no construction taking place— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) June 1, 2020
Store owners escort looters out of their store at gunpoint.
Two armed cigar store owners just defended their shop against a dozen looters already in the store.— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) June 1, 2020
Unthinkable and surreal, Town Talk Diner and Gastropub again fell victim to the unfortunate rioting that occurred in Longfellow last night. Brought down by a mighty blaze, the old bright sign illuminated for the final time, in the wee hours, from the flames that surrounded her.
Thank you to everyone that made us a part of the Longfellow neighborhood. A special thank you to those who have become our Longfellow family. Your generosity, friendship and camaraderie made for our best days and nights at TTD. We will miss you dearly; please know what you mean to us.
Pray for the family of George Floyd. Pray for the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Pray for Longfellow, and all her beautiful residents and tenants. Pray that we all heal, and that we heal soon.
Looted one night, torched the next as the feckless Mayor of Minneapolis had the police stand down.
WHY didn’t the other three officers act to stop the murder of George Floyd?
Breaking News: Dr. for new #GeorgeFloydAutopsy describes Homicide by Asphyxia - cause of death 🟨at the scene of the crime🟨 @cnnbrk @FoxNews @RT_com @thedailybeast @ABC @nowthisnews @NewsHour pic.twitter.com/z2wUwETV55— RealityCheck (@HumanOpinion) June 1, 2020
In many parts of the city you can't drive very far without seeing workers boarding up smashed windows. The damage, particularly in the downtown area, is immense. This is a CVS pharmacy at 11th & I Street NW in DC. pic.twitter.com/R7zAmmavGG— Tom Roussey (@tomrousseyABC7) June 1, 2020
Work at the AFL-CIO headquarters. Last night protesters smashed the windows & lit a giant fire inside the lobby. Statement from union president says the attacks "are senseless, disgraceful and only play into the hands of those who have oppressed workers of color for generations" pic.twitter.com/0iL96SMHOZ— Tom Roussey (@tomrousseyABC7) June 1, 2020
If you attack a guy in his vehicle, expect to get smushed.pic.twitter.com/B7EuXKbo0V— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) June 1, 2020
Protesters later went on to chant "no violence." One told me although he understands the anger behind this weekend's looting and destruction, this protest is committed to remaining peaceful to advance its cause. pic.twitter.com/P4xjDvoXUv— Tom Roussey (@tomrousseyABC7) June 1, 2020
People are trying to blame the destruction of the homeless people's property on Infowars.— Savanah Hernandez (@sav_says_) June 1, 2020
Here are multiple angles of rioters stealing from and burning the property of the homeless throughout the night and starting fires near their camps. pic.twitter.com/7LnnS7GvBL
Attorney General William P. Barr’s Statement on Riots and Domestic Terrorism
Attorney General William P. Barr has issued the following statement:
“With the rioting that is occurring in many of our cities around the country, the voices of peaceful and legitimate protests have been hijacked by violent radical elements. Groups of outside radicals and agitators are exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate, violent, and extremist agenda.
It is time to stop watching the violence and to confront and stop it. The continued violence and destruction of property endangers the lives and livelihoods of others, and interferes with the rights of peaceful protestors, as well as all other citizens.
It also undercuts the urgent work that needs to be done – through constructive engagement between affected communities and law enforcement leaders – to address legitimate grievances. Preventing reconciliation and driving us apart is the goal of these radical groups, and we cannot let them succeed.
It is the responsibility of state and local leaders to ensure that adequate law enforcement resources, including the National Guard where necessary, are deployed on the streets to reestablish law and order. We saw this finally happen in Minneapolis last night, and it worked.
Federal law enforcement actions will be directed at apprehending and charging the violent radical agitators who have hijacked peaceful protest and are engaged in violations of federal law.
To identify criminal organizers and instigators, and to coordinate federal resources with our state and local partners, federal law enforcement is using our existing network of 56 regional FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF).
The violence instigated and carried out by Antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly.”
NEW: @TheJusticeDept official says AG William Barr has directed sending federal riot teams, also referred to as Special Operations Teams, to D.C. and Miami for crowd control efforts to limit unrest during George Floyd protests.https://t.co/HKyyhOeLPX pic.twitter.com/Ynpz9ZI4uf— ABC 7 News - WJLA (@ABC7News) June 1, 2020
Germantown had a real cool protest that we came upon, demonstration was peaceful, most of the Cops were talking to us and hearing us out, and kneeled with us. This energy should be circulated it was awesome ♥️🤙🏾 pic.twitter.com/rMC5tS5wK3— Curtis Kill (@Agethoy) June 1, 2020
Looters also hit Rodman's Discount Food & Drug tonight. It's unclear if prescription medicine was stolen here as well.— Kevin Lewis (@ABC7Kevin) June 1, 2020
The business has been family owned and operated since 1955. It is located at 5100 Wisconsin Avenue NW. pic.twitter.com/3MziT04sIt
We need more LEADERS like this Cincinnati City Councilman, Jeff Pastor. This is a MUST WATCH.— DONNA WARREN ⭐️🌟⭐️ (@DonnaWR8) May 30, 2020
“You’ve got people down here who are literally encouraging KIDS to attack cops.” @votePASTOR #riots2020 #SorosFundedRiots pic.twitter.com/kMaMrgLBlC
"The death of George Floyd on the streets of Minneapolis was a grave tragedy. It should never have happened. It has filled Americans all over the country with horror, anger, and grief." pic.twitter.com/lirAMSv4Wo— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 30, 2020
SIX HOMES HIT BY GUNFIRE
DOVER, DEL. – The Dover Police Department reports that it is investigating a shooting incident that occurred on June 1, 2020. At approximately 12:48 AM, officers responded to the 800 Block of Woodcrest Turn for a report of shots fired. Six homes were struck by gunfire but no injuries were reported.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.
Frisco, TX. There have been groups organizing “protests” in Frisco for 5PM this evening. All of a sudden this shows up on the path of the “protest”. You wanna tell me this is not planned and organized now? #2A #protests2020 #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/v1GfogMTpF— Conservative Realist 🇺🇸 (@Conserv17716651) June 1, 2020
Last night over 400 #SantaMonica arrests include those for looting, assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a police officer and for curfew violations. Today's curfews: Downtown Business area 1pm, Citywide 4pm. Metro and BBB closing at 10am. pic.twitter.com/9MKMptdHyo— Santa Monica Police (@SantaMonicaPD) June 1, 2020
STANDING TOGETHER: "I just definitely want to thank the Fairfax community for having my back 100%. I'm here for you, too." A local salon owner said residents were out cleaning the damage done to her shop - even before she arrived at her store this morning https://t.co/fEfY560hf4— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) May 31, 2020
This looks like Washington DC antifa. Planned and paid for. Nothing is organic about these nationwide protests. Antifa and hired goons get things started to give urban blacks the confidence to start rioting/looting. pic.twitter.com/aX48qxer7D— Roosh (@rooshv) May 30, 2020
Someone just tried robbing me. Had my wallet half way out of my pocket when I slapped his hand. With that, I’m out of here.— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) May 31, 2020
There is no other word to describe these people: THUGS
They don’t care about George Floyd at all. They probably don’t even know who he is. pic.twitter.com/8qVfN7s753
Check out the white kids in Cleveland who arrived at the protest with angle grinders, bags of sterno, fireworks, flares & bricks. They set multiple fires, sprayed graffiti, & entered a damaged restaurant, turned on the gas & shot fireworks inside trying to blow it up 1/2 pic.twitter.com/DyiZ3qKd7B— M Vinson (@marc_vinson) June 1, 2020
Black Protestor caught 2 White Protestors tagging Starbucks. pic.twitter.com/06LuT4ryb8— gregarious (@gryking) May 31, 2020
The owners of Rodman’s Food & Drug abandoned the store last night as a crowd of people broke in. Nolan Rodman says it was a night of terror. Mazza Gallerie got hit too. @wusa9 pic.twitter.com/kwmI0yb3Tk— Bruce Leshan (@BruceLeshan) June 1, 2020
This is Dallas. Who "Randomly" set up Loads of Bricks & Water Bottles filled with Gasoline for the #ScumBagTerrorists to use?— Anne E. Patriot⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@MissILmom) June 1, 2020
This is NOT "Coincidence!"
It is a #PlannedPoliticalStrategy just like the #PandemicHoax!#EndGoal? Bring down Our #DulyElected POTUS @realDonaldTrump! pic.twitter.com/AYVYrLSZpI
UFC fighter Jon Jones takes spray cans away from ANTIFA.— Essential Fleccas (@fleccas) June 1, 2020
The media is not an innocent bystander, in fact, they are part of the problem with the riots stemming from the George Floyd killing. Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2020
WWII Veterans Memorial;
Lincoln Memorial defaced by rioters and thugs
In the wake of last night's demonstrations, there are numerous instances of vandalism to sites around the National Mall. For generations the Mall has been our nation’s premier civic gathering space for non-violent demonstrations, and we ask individuals to carry on that tradition. pic.twitter.com/LmIHfW2AHj— National Mall NPS (@NationalMallNPS) May 31, 2020
.@PressSec Kayleigh McEnany Rips DC Mayor For Not Imposing Earlier Curfew As Violence Grew Overnight— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) June 1, 2020
“The Mayor of D.C. didn’t issue a curfew until 11 P.M. ... at 10 P.M., you had St. John’s church burning."https://t.co/DosZ0sc0OG
Should Muriel Bowser be given the
Mayor Marian Crackhead Barry Award?
The incredibly inept Mayor of DC Bowser waited until 11 pm for the curfew to take effect; putting the police at every disadvantage.
DC Metro police are literally running. pic.twitter.com/2BmZpvXBdB— Anna Slatz | အန်နာ (@YesThatAnna) June 1, 2020
And because I keep getting this bullshit “THEY ARENT LITERALLY RUNNING” from police bootlickers as if “running” doesn’t also mean “retreating with haste...”— Anna Slatz | အန်နာ (@YesThatAnna) June 1, 2020
They did literally run away.
The DC metro police ran away. More than once. pic.twitter.com/HNyz45U0mo
Thugs attack firefighters, damaged firetruck in Rochester, N.Y.
Do you know him❓Yesterday, May 30, he assaulted a Rochester Fireman and damaged a fire truck that was responding to the scene of a fire. @PatrolRpd wants to know who he is. We need your help. Please look at these images. If you know him, please call Crime Stoppers @ 423-9300. pic.twitter.com/PY6FbIgUgO— Patrol_Investigations_RPD (@PatrolRpd) June 1, 2020
Do you know him❓Yesterday, May 30, he engaged in riotous & tumultuous activities in & around the center city during a peaceful protest. The Major Crimes Unit wants to know who he is. Please look at these images. If you know him, please call Crime Stoppers @ 423-9300. pic.twitter.com/iyklni7RLz— Patrol_Investigations_RPD (@PatrolRpd) June 1, 2020
ARE THE POLICE IN YOUR AREA STANDING BY AND LETTING MOBS LOOT AND DESTROY YOUR BUSINESS?
Santa Monica Owner Protects His Shop With Guns
Looters at the Home Depot in DC drive up in their cars to load up their loot – where are the police?
Run up in here and see what happens’: Black gun owners guard businesses to protect against looting in Minneapolis
FROM WASHINGTON EXAMINER: Videos taken in Minnesota during massive rioting in the Twin Cities this week show business owners and other heavily armed citizens standing outside storefronts to protect against looters.
In a video posted Thursday, several black gun owners are seen standing outside local businesses in St. Paul carrying firearms.
“Run up in here and see what happens,” one of the men says.
Lawful black firearms owners standing guard outside their businesses. pic.twitter.com/UyV5uHw3cW— Ezra Levant 🍁 (@ezralevant) May 28, 2020
Thousands of people have taken to the streets of St. Paul and nearby Minneapolis to protest the killing of George Floyd, 46, an unarmed black man who died in police custody Monday night.
Multiple videos from the scene show the officers kneeling on Floyd, one of whom crushed his neck.
“I can’t breathe,” Floyd, who never resisted arrest, told the officers. All four officers involved in Floyd’s death have been fired, but no arrests have been made as of Friday morning.
Amid the demonstrations this week, looting and property destruction have taken place. Demonstrators took over a police precinct in Minneapolis on Thursday and burned it to the ground. MORE
A woman tries to protect her livelihood, and is almost beaten to death by these savages. Is this a hate crime? pic.twitter.com/TDdHyn5IfG— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) June 1, 2020
Arrests Made in District of Columbia Felony Riot Acts, Additional Suspects Sought
Reward Offered. DC Police Chief Newsham says city will be offering $1,000 rewards to people who help identify persons on videos engaged in violence.
The Metropolitan Police Department would like to announce the arrest of several individuals involved in felony rioting acts stemming from First Amendment assemblies that began Saturday, May 30, 2020, in the District of Columbia.
Between Saturday, May 30, 2020 and Sunday, May 31, 2020, the following arrests were made:
- Antonio Lawrey, 30, of no fixed address, charged with Felony Rioting
- Autumn Walker, 18, of no fixed address, charged with Felony Rioting and Felony Destruction of Property
- Brandon Lisenby, 21, of Alexandria, VA, charged with Felony Looting
- Clarence Monte Jones, 34, of no fixed address, charged with Felony Rioting
- Diawoo Kwadowo Kwadowo, 24, of no fixed address, charged with Theft
- Domonique Maxey, 26, of Northwest, DC, charged with Burglary One
- Eric Pineda, 18, of Woodbridge, VA, charged with Felony Rioting and Receiving Stolen Property
- Gideon Adomako-Jones, 20, of Alexandria, VA, charged with Felony Looting (Currently out on bail from Alexandria, Virginia on felony drug distribution charges/ pending trial on July 22, 2020.)
- Issac Walker, 29, of Northwest, DC, charged with Felony Rioting
- Jae Hyuk Kwon, 22, of Baltimore, MD, charged with Felony Looting
- Jerry Johnson, 29, of Goldsboro, North Carolina, charged with Simple Assault
- Justin Paul, 20, of no fixed address, charged with Felony Destruction of Property
- Kevon Jackson, 27, of Northeast, DC, charged with Theft One and Possession with Intent to Distribute
- Lathan Martin Nathan, 30, of no fixed address, charged with Felony Rioting
- Monet Drummond, 31, of Southeast, DC, charged with Felony Rioting
- Sincerity Benson-El, 26, of Chesterfield, VA, charged with Burglary One
- Trayvon Strong, 24, of Northeast, DC, charged with Felony Rioting
- Henry Medrano, 24, of Hyattsville, MD, charged with Deface Private/Public Property
Investigators have obtained surveillance footage and seek the public’s assistance in locating and identifying additional suspects who took part in these incidents. The suspects can be seen in the photos below:
- Destruction of Property offense – 1500 block of H Street, NW – between Saturday, May 30, 2020 and Sunday, May 31, 2020, at approximately 12:13 am.
Burglary Two offense – 1100 block of Vermont Avenue, NW – Sunday, May 31, 2020, at approximately 12:28 am.
Arson and Burglary Two offense – 1600 block of K Street, NW – Sunday, May 31, 2020, at approximately 12:30 am.
Burglary Two offense -1200 block of K Street, NW – Sunday, May 31, 2020, at approximately 2:03 am
Burglary Two offense – 400 block of 8th Street, NW – Sunday, May 31, 2020, at approximately 2:27 am.
Monday, June 1, 2020
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Second District have announced an arrest has been made in reference to a Burglary Two offense that occurred on Sunday, May 31, 2020, in the 2400 block of P Street, Northwest.
At approximately 9:18 am, the suspect forcibly gained entry to a residence at the listed location. Once inside, the suspect took property and then fled the scene.
On Sunday, May 31, 2020, 25-year-old George Whitley, was arrested and charged with Burglary Two and Destruction of Property.
Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia.
Burglary Two offense -1300 block of Wisconsin Avenue, NW – Sunday, May 31, 2020, at approximately 5:12 am. CCN 20-080-32
Burglary Two offense – 400 block of 8th Street, NW – Sunday, May 31, 2020, at approximately 2:27 am. CCN 20-080-150
The first signing Starbucks store in the US...all employees are deaf, many Gaulladet U students...my fav Starbucks I’ve ever been to. Im gonna cry https://t.co/49jgRQO35K— Maggie Howell (@Mar__G_3) June 1, 2020
#WashingtonDCProtest fires become a critical issue for officials as peaceful daytime protests turn violent at night in the response to #GeorgeFloyd's death. #DC #dcprotesters Read more here: https://t.co/EHoVDCe9wE pic.twitter.com/DnERzJOm8e— WUSA9 (@wusa9) June 1, 2020
Dozens of suspected looters arrested after night of mayhem in NYC
FROM NEW YORK POST:
Dozens of suspected looters were arrested in Soho Sunday night as protests over the death of George Floyd descended into chaos.
A group of 12 people were busted by cops outside Nike Soho on Broadway as a number of high-end boutiques — and even a Bloomingdale’s department store — were looted overnight Sunday.
A man was also shot in Soho near Spring and Crosby streets early Monday about at 12:30 a.m. It was not immediately clear if the shooting was related to the surrounding looting.
Shortly after the shooting at the same intersection, a Post reporter witnessed the arrest of a man driving a silver Mercedes Benz sedan.
With their guns drawn, cops commanded the man to “Put the car in park. Get the f–k out right now!”
A witness to some of the looting mayhem on Greene Street said the suspects appeared to have a system, where one group would breach the stores as others lie in wait outside in getaway rides. MORE
American flag burnt outside the White House. The protests in Washington DC is disturbing to say the least. The irrational looting and arson across America has resulted in curfews being imposed in many cities. This is no longer about protesting against racist crimes pic.twitter.com/TaTz8win5E— Smita Prakash (@smitaprakash) June 1, 2020
High-end retail stores targeted by thieves during rioting in Soho – looters run off TV crews as police are no where to be seen
The looting in SoHo Is quite an elaborate scheme. it’s a complicated web of cars with out-of-state plates, the use of @Revel scooters, @CitiBikeNYC’s and @Uber’s to get away. But most that i’ve observed have been waking away with the goods in hand past cops. pic.twitter.com/X1I4r1cHQo— Myles N. Miller (@MylesMill) June 1, 2020
Major looting at North Face on Broadway in SoHo tonight. Adidas and other stores also broken into and looted in Manhattan @News12BX @News12BK #GeorgeFloyd #NYCPROTEST #unionsquareprotest #GeorgeFloydProtests #riots2020 #protests #newyorkprotest #looting pic.twitter.com/gDwXUQJTQQ— Justine Miller (@JustineIMiller) May 31, 2020
Widespread looting in Soho. Someone threw clothes in this car which then sped through crowd going wrong way and on sidewalk down Greene, where Rolex store broken into pic.twitter.com/6OlGGWOZyK— Bedford + Bowery (@bedbow) June 1, 2020
Here’s a disturbing video of the moment people started getting hit — really hit — and arrested. Unclear what set it all off. I ran over to video. This is when I was hit after trying to identify myself. Really nuts moments at Barclays earlier this evening. pic.twitter.com/4y1FZZY6TM— Noah Goldberg (@Noah__Goldberg) June 1, 2020
Manhattan is on fire pic.twitter.com/Tw8dq5UspY— Noah Goldberg (@Noah__Goldberg) June 1, 2020
It’s exploded at Barclays. Many arrests. Cop hit me with baton when I was filming pic.twitter.com/NKPoPMHl1v— Noah Goldberg (@Noah__Goldberg) June 1, 2020
Pair of Brooklyn lawyers including Ivy League corporate attorney charged in Molotov cocktail attack on NYPD cruiser
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Two Brooklyn lawyers, including an Ivy League graduate corporate attorney, are facing federal charges over accusations they tossed a Molotov cocktail into an NYPD vehicle early Saturday morning during a protest over the police killing of George Floyd.
Colinford Mattis, 32, a corporate lawyer and member of Community Board 5 in East New York, was charged along with fellow attorney Urooj Rahman with the attempted attack on an empty police cruiser parked outside the 88th Precinct station house in Fort Greene.
“This is shocking news to me,” Andre Mitchell, president of Community Board 5 told the Daily News. “The allegation does surprise me because that doesn’t sound like him.”
The super of Rahman’s building called her “an angel” who recently lost her legal job.
Authorities say Rahman, 31, tossed a bottle filled with gasoline through a broken window into the cruiser just before 1 am Saturday but the Molotov cocktail failed to ignite.
Rahman jumped into a van driven by Mattis and they sped off, court papers allege. Brooklyn lawyer accused of tossing Molotov cocktail at NYPD cruiser used Bud Light bottle for an incendiary device: photo »
The attempted torching was captured by video surveillance cameras outside the precinct stationhouse on DeKalb Ave., according to court papers.
Cops gave chase and stopped the van nearby on Willoughby St. They found the makings of another Molotov cocktail in the back seat along with a gasoline container, authorities say.
“No rational human being can ever believe that hurling firebombs at police officers and vehicles is justified,” said Brooklyn U.S Attorney Richard Donoghue.
Neither Rahman nor Mattis have been arrested before, authorities say. They face federal charges and will be arraigned Monday.
Mayor de Blasio Sunday blamed outside “anarchist” for the violence that erupted in New York over the weekend. But Mattis is a corporate lawyer with Times Square law firm Pryor Cashman. MORE
Peaceful protestors grab antifa & deliver to police! 👊🇺🇸 https://t.co/0BbMwmrOn0— Grizzly Joe 🇺🇸🇮🇱 #CPAC2021 2/24-27 (@GrizzlyJoeShow) June 1, 2020
Most All of the businessss on 4th street in Santa Monica have been looted: REI, jewelry shops, Jamba Juice. Some police but it’s a total free for all. People walking and running in taking arm fulls of clothes pic.twitter.com/iLt4eY9dVX— Brianna Sacks (@bri_sacks) May 31, 2020
“In Santa Monica, this is what they were firing,” says CNN’s Kyung Lah about the police use of rubber bullets to disperse protesters. “This is going to hurt, especially if it hits you in the face or in the eye. ... This is nothing to mess with.” https://t.co/RpHJec7pQG pic.twitter.com/mIiAHjbuQ4— CNN (@CNN) June 1, 2020
This guy is a hired professional thug with the right tools to break into the REI in Santa Monica. Police could track him with all the videos/photos of him easily !!! pic.twitter.com/DS55Zvfei4— Richard Rhodes (@ricksurf960) June 1, 2020
Several of our officers were just fired upon in the 7th District. Suspect is in custody with no injuries to anyone.— DC Police Union (@DCPoliceUnion) June 1, 2020
Fire started in basement of DC's historic St. John's Church, firefighters extinguish flames https://t.co/VKoPliIwa9— WUSA9 (@wusa9) June 1, 2020
Based on the size of the crowd, members of law enforcement told me tonight’s looting in Friendship Heights was coordinated.— Kevin Lewis (@ABC7Kevin) June 1, 2020
Some of looters arrived via Metro while others drove to the area and parked on residential roads like 43rd Street NW. pic.twitter.com/92Xj7p2XnH
Crews are feverishly boarding up the entrances and windows at Bloomingdale’s on the Montgomery County side of Friendship Heights. Workers admit it won’t stop looters but it serves as a deterrent, plus buys police time to respond to looting calls.
WHY DID THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WAIT TO IMPOSE CURFEW AT 11 PM – TWO HOURS PAST DARK?
The DC officials just never miss a chance to make stupid decisions.
Message from Cleveland police tonight: “No media is allowed downtown unless they are inside their place of business. Period.”@CLEpolice— Jim Nelson (@JimNelsonTV) June 1, 2020
MPD is currently working two reports of break-ins by groups of individuals at the Target, 4500 blk of Wisconsin Ave, NW, & the Mazza Gallerie, 5300 blk of Wisconsin Ave, NW. Several individuals have been detained in both incidents at this time.
Chaos erupts as fires blaze across DC during protests surrounding the White House https://t.co/EVwpMyoMNa— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) June 1, 2020
Citizens in Bellevue (Seattle suburb) are protecting their neighborhoods from rioters & looters. pic.twitter.com/s6UpMtdXfM— Digital Forests (@DigitalForests) June 1, 2020
And, now, a bit of an argument across from the Tenleytown Metro. A couple sitting next to a store told one couple to get out of “their” neighborhood. Things got heated from there. @dcpolice descalated it quickly. All parts of town are tense. (@wusa9) pic.twitter.com/40omQvG8mR— John Henry (@JohnHenryWUSA) June 1, 2020
#Breaking:— Marina Marraco (@MarinaMarraco) June 1, 2020
Police line formed on Western Ave between DC’s Friendship Heights and Maryland’s Chevy Chase neighborhood after looting last night in the area.
Seeing again some disturbances, Rodman’s and Target broken into pic.twitter.com/B6x7hBWyK8
10:30 pm: two cars are now on fire on I Street pic.twitter.com/uSmKcPMsxx— Heather Graf (@ABC7HeatherGraf) June 1, 2020
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square is a historic Greek Revival Episcopal church designed by Benjamin Latrobe and located at Sixteenth Street and H Street NW, in Washington, D.C. It is across Lafayette Square from the White House. Every sitting president has attended the church at least once since it was built in 1816, starting with James Madison. With the exception of Richard Nixon, every president since Franklin D. Roosevelt has attended spiritual services on Inauguration Day, many at St. John’s. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960.
MORE: A group of at least 50 people just raided the CVS Pharmacy in Friendship Heights. pic.twitter.com/JTf51SVDSr— Kevin Lewis (@ABC7Kevin) June 1, 2020
The looters took off with boxes filled with prescription medicine. In fact, medicine is now strewn across the sidewalk.— Kevin Lewis (@ABC7Kevin) June 1, 2020
Friendship Heights was hit by looters last night but nowhere close to this degree. pic.twitter.com/grA0yHXsh4
I have blurred out photos of the medicine to protect patient privacy, but some of it includes painkillers. pic.twitter.com/bVlhdUUViY— Kevin Lewis (@ABC7Kevin) June 1, 2020
I’m was attacked by protestors downtown by the arena. They stomped and kicked me. I’m bruised and bloody but alive. My camera was destroyed. Another group of protesters pulled me out and saved my life. Thank you! @KDKA pic.twitter.com/clyANKodth— Ian Smith (@ismithKDKA) May 30, 2020
Very few people are spray painting monuments... but it is something that is happening as you can see. pic.twitter.com/mFJOVF0zND— Tim Barber (@ABC7TimBarber) June 1, 2020