Has any of that occurred with the post-George Floyd slaying at the video recorded hands of a Minneapolis police officer? Views on that will vary according to who is asked.
That said, stop and think. George Floyd’s name is being heard less. By contrast, Black Lives Matter (BLM) is being heard more.
Have you heard anyone say that Floyd was a member of the BLM movement?
“Anybody with a heart, they know that is wrong. You don’t do that to a human being. You don’t even do that to an animal. His life mattered. All our lives matter. Black lives matter,” Philonise Floyd said, per left-of-center ABC News.
“I just … wish I could get him back.”
“On Tuesday, President Donald Trump met with some of the families of black people killed in fatal encounters with police,” said WEIZ.
BREAKING: George Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, urges the UN to investigate police killings of Black people in America and help him get justice for his brother’s murder. pic.twitter.com/HPyCjaFVWg
— ACLU (@ACLU) June 17, 2020
WEIZ added, “To all of the hurting families, I want you to know that all Americans mourn by your side. Your loved ones will not have died in vain,” President Trump said during a press conference in which he promised to sign an executive order encouraging police departments “to adopt the highest professional standards to serve their communities.”
Was the George Floyd killing a tragedy? Almost everyone says ‘yes.’
Is there racial injustice? Many say ‘yes.’
Does any of that justify the rioting, looting, violence, injuries and even murders that occurred in cities and towns across America? Millions say, ‘no.’
The Constitution enshrines the right to peacefully assemble and protest for redress of grievances. But that document doesn’t give anyone the right to destroy private or public property, steal, injure or otherwise harm.
Tampa Bay 10 posted this video on July 1, 2020. Their text on that video’s page says about that jurisdiction’s African American, “Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels shared a video on Tuesday, stating he will “make special deputies of every lawful gun owner” in the county if his deputies aren’t able to handle all the protesters.”
The Tampa Bay 10 YouTube page adds the following.
- In the three-minute video, the northwest Florida sheriff calls out “the mainstream media” and protesters as godless dissidents. He tells people to not “fall victim to this conversation that law enforcement is bad, that law enforcement is the enemy of the citizens that we’re sworn to protect and serve.”
- Daniels then talks about law enforcement taking an oath “to support, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the government…And we end that with, ‘So help me God.'”
- “But God is absent from the media’s message or Black Lives Matter or any other group that’s making themselves a spectacle disrupting what we know to be our quality of life in this country,” Daniels says.
- Daniels also tells protesters to stay out of Clay County, which is a suburb near Jacksonville.
- “If we can’t handle you, I’ll exercise the power and authority as the sheriff, and I’ll make special deputies of every lawful gun owner in this county and I’ll deputize them for this one purpose to stand in the gap between lawlessness and civility,” Daniels said.
- Daniels ends the video with, “You’ve been warned.” The video has racked up more than a thousand shares as of Wednesday.
- The Florida Times-Union reported in June 2019 that Daniels is officially under investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in regards to an alleged affair with a fellow officer when he was with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
- Daniels, the county’s first Black sheriff, is up for re-election and is facing six opponents.
That is an amplified echo of what Sheriff Grady Judd of Polk County, FL said to warn protesters in June.
Against that backdrop, are the questions many wonder about. Will those who have broken the law in the wake of tragic George Floyd death be prosecuted? Would two or more wrongs make the George Floyd or any other unjustified death right?
A U.S. attorney has answered those questions this week by saying that hundreds have already been charged with at the federal, state, and local levels. That will be our featured focus this evening.
The featured focus is found beyond the two of the three evening market summary graphics. It is also beyond our quotable quotes and time-saving and insightful left-right media headline bullets. Beyond the featured focus and related/recent reports are tonight’s manufactured housing connected stock market snapshot at the closing bell.
Quotes That Shed Light – American Social, Industry, National Issues…
Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business
- Tesla is on a tear
- New electric automobiles, manufactured by Tesla Inc., sit on the dockside after being imported to the Port of Southampton in Southampton, U.K., on Thursday, May 14, 2020. Tesla asserts that restarting its operations in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic doesnt make the company an outlier, nor is it going against the grain.
- Shares of the automaker topped $1,200. Here’s how it could hit $2,000
- FedEx and BofA ask the Washington Redskins to change their name
- Air France to cut more than 7,500 jobs
- Unemployment rate won’t recover for the next decade, CBO projects
- It’s a scary time to be unemployed. These people still chose to get laid off
- INTERACTIVE Track America’s recovery
- Want a heated steering wheel in your BMW? You’ll be able to download one via subscription
- ‘Animal Crossing,’ a Nintendo Switch bestseller, now lets you go swimming
- Home Depot changes rope sales practice after nooses are found in store
- Walmart is transforming 160 of its parking lots into drive-in movies theaters
- White House hasn’t approved requests for TV interviews with Fauci, official says
- What the Russian bounty leaks really say about the Trump administration
- America is running out of fireworks
- People wearing protective masks wait in line outside a Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens pop-up food pantry in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., on Friday, May 29, 2020. The pandemic has put tremendous strain on the citys food banks and pantries, as demand for food grows and the volunteer-driven organizations lack resources and staff.
- A wake-up call for the American dream
- Democratic presidential candidate businessman Andrew Yang passes as he speaks at the McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club Dinner, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Manchester, N.H.
- OPINION Andrew Yang: What Congress can do to avoid a new Great Depression
- IN SPACE
- Help astronauts go back to the Moon in 2024! NASA seeks new designs for a toilet that will work both in microgravity and lunar gravity.
- NASA is offering $35,000 in prizes to design a toilet for the moon
- Watch the biggest moments in SpaceX’s history
- NASA wants to deliver a ‘water-hunting’ robot to the Moon
- Virgin Galactic will help train astronauts for NASA
- How Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites may have stifled the best chance to find Planet 9
- RACE AT WORK
- A giant digital sign is seen at Facebook's corporate headquarters campus in Menlo Park, California, on October 23, 2019.
- Black Facebook employee and job applicants allege discrimination
- Pinterest hires lawyers to examine its culture
- Gayle King challenges AT&T’s CEO on race
- Urban Outfitters scraps policy tied to racial profiling
- Silicon Valley can no longer ‘tinker’ to fix its diversity
Headlines from right-of-center Fox Business
- Canada’s Trudeau unsure about D.C. trip, cites concern over tariffs
- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday he was still unsure whether he would go to Washington D.C. next week to celebrate a new North American trade treaty, citing concern about possible U.S. tariffs on aluminum.
- FedEx applauds USMCA deal: ‘Breaks down trade barriers’
- Texas oil industry crafts plan for students to graduate with 6-figure job
- Redskins make big reveal amid growing pressure from sponsors to change name
- These Washington Redskins corporate sponsors are pressuring team to change name
- Ohio school district to retire ‘Redskins’ name for sports teams
- Hydroxychloroquine helps coronavirus patients recover, new study shows
- What makes bars and restaurants potential COVID-19 hot spots
- Why vets across the US are about to get very, very busy
- ‘HIDE BUT STAY RELEVANT’
- REAL ESTATE
- Justin Bieber, Rihanna, other celebrities flooding the Hamptons this summer
- BIG BOY JOINS THE BATTLE
- FOOD AND DRINKS
- Big Boy latest to join the fried chicken sandwich wars
- ‘YOU AND YOUR HIGH HORSE’
- Reps: Singers Kacey Musgraves, Ruston Kelly file for divorce
- ‘LARGE-SCALE PACKAGE’
- Congress, White House considering checks, bonus in next stimulus bill
- SALTY DISPUTE
- Potato chip heiress wins back control of fortune
- DON’T GET FINED
- PERSONAL FINANCE
- Tax deadline draws near: How to apply for an extension of time to file
- ‘AN EVIL PERSON’
- Woman claims Ghislaine Maxwell raped her ’20-30 times’; willing to testify
- ‘THIS HAS TO STOP’
- Twitter, JPMorgan join Microsoft in phasing out ‘racial’ coding terms
- LIFELINE FOR TRUCKERS
- Treasury takes 30% stake in trucking company in exchange for $700M loan
- HOW MUCH YOU NEED
- Money can actually buy happiness, study suggests
- POLITICAL FIREWORKS
- Thousands plan to watch Trump at Mount Rushmore event; protests erupt
- NAME GAME
- REAL ESTATE
- Why more homeowners are adding this personal touch to properties
- Family files discrimination lawsuit against Hampton Inn
- PERSONAL FINANCE
- Some Americans say it’s OK to cheat on taxes
- Coronavirus prompts Chipotle, Grubhub to team up on deliveries
- MLB cancels All-Star Game for first time since 1945
- Virus concerns grow — as do crowds flocking to Jersey Shore
- Viking sees ‘strong demand’ for new Mississippi River cruises
- Chef Boyardee proposed to replace Christopher Columbus statue
- Hillary Clinton knocks Trump’s coronavirus response, claims ‘I would have done a better job’
- Boeing’s laid-off workers eligible for 100-plus weeks of income support
- REAL ESTATE
- Foreign home buying dries up, easing the way for domestic buyers
- Fiat, PSA stick to merger deal after dividend cut report
- Boeing PR chief resigns over past article on women in combat
- Coronavirus lockdowns fuel skydiving, hot air balloon interest
- Top economist reveals key to post-coronavirus recovery
- US coronavirus cases hit new single-day high ahead of Fourth of July weekend
- Disney suspends college internship program amid pandemic
- Google-backed groups criticize Apple’s new warnings on user tracking
- Andy Puzder: Early signs indicate we may already be in ‘V’-shaped recovery
- Drivers are most, least likely to take long trips from these cities this weekend
- Governor reverses course, orders face coverings as virus battle intensifies
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Thursday evening on right-of-center Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Michael Sherwin said that U.S. attorney’s offices have charged 150 cases related to property destruction and other crimes, and there have been hundreds of other cases brought on local charges through federal assistance with local officials in relation to recent violence in the country.
Sherwin said, “[P]eople can’t unilaterally decide what is right and what is wrong. And if those people do make that decision on their own and take the law into their own hands, the law will come after them and the United States will use federal resources to charge you if you’re inciting violence or destroying these monuments. That being said, under the leadership of President Trump, and the direction of the attorney general, the United States attorney’s offices across the United States have charged, to date, 150 federal cases related to, not only the destruction of federal property, but also a litany of other crimes that are really — have been lost in the shuffle.”
“In addition to the arson cases, there are several other federal charges that have been levied across the United States, throughout the United States, related to murder in California, to arson throughout the United States, and destruction of properties,” Sherwin continued. “So, I want to make it clear. Obviously, we will use all resources to protect these monuments, both in the D.C. area and throughout the United States, but we’re also using these resources, not only to charge federal cases, as you described, the 150 cases. But also, what people don’t realize is the fact that, under the direction of the attorney general, the FBI, and other federal law enforcement officials have leveraged and worked with local officials throughout the United States to charge hundreds of other cases related to local charges.”
Rapid Deployment Teams (RDTs) from the Protecting American Communities Task Force (PACT), consisting of law enforcement officers trained in areas such as crowd control and riot control, will be dispatched to Portland, Seattle and Washington D.C. Additional RDTs will be dispatched regionally so that they can be flown into any other area within a few hours should unrest begin in other cities across the U.S.
Sherwin told Carlson that federal prosecutors have brought charges in 150 cases “related to the destruction of federal property” as well as for “a litany of other crimes that have been lost in the shuffle,” including arson and murder.
Sherwin added that the federal government has leveraged local governments throughout the United States to address local criminal offenses such as theft and assault and battery. “There appears to be — with some of these individuals, there is a loose affiliation with some extremist groups on the left and on the right and it appears that the bulk of, if not all the individuals arrested related to some of these violent acts are self-radicalized or lone wolves that self-identify with some of these groups.”
Sherwin added that it has been a “work in progress” to identify the “command and control” structure of groups whose members have been charged with criminal offenses. “We have not identified that whole architecture yet,” he said.
That should be bracketed against prior statements by U.S. Attorney General William Barr, who said about two weeks ago that there is evidence of Antifa and other radical groups.
Federal law enforcement officials arrested a man Thursday they described as a “ringleader” in the recent attempt to destroy the Andrew Jackson statue in Lafayette Square near the White House.
Law enforcement sources told Fox News that Jason Charter was arrested at his residence without incident and charged with destruction of federal property. He was arrested by the FBI and U.S. Park Police as part of a joint task force.
These sources add that Charter has connections to Antifa and was in a leadership role on the night of June 22 when a large group of protesters tried to pull down the Jackson statue.
MHProNews Analysis and Commentary in Brief
Without law and order, the ability by many to do many kinds of honest businesses and earn a living are limited or lost.
President Trump’s campaign team is already making law and order a campaign theme. Democrats and their allies are obviously going to have their spin too.
Race has been an issue for decades. One question will be, now that more are realizing that many of those racist images are that of Democrats of the past, including those that Nancy Pelosi has removed from public view, could that backfire in this election cycle?
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