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After Hundreds Of Protesters Block Texas Highway – The Police Chief Whips Out 647 Zip-Tie Handcuffs
By Ben Dutka|July 21, 2020

After Hundreds Of Protesters Block Texas Highway – The Police Chief Whips Out 647 Zip-Tie Handcuffs

Protests and riots continue to create chaos’s across the nation. Still feeling the impact of the George Floyd situation, citizens around the country have been demonstrating in large gatherings. Some have been mostly peaceful while others have resulted in damage and injury — and occasionally, arrests must be made.

For example, if the police say you’re breaking the law, you should probably heed their warning. That’s the message sent by Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall.

Nearly 700 people blocked a major highway in the city and though peaceful, they were breaking the law. And they chose not to listen to the police warnings about being arrested (via The Daily Wire):

Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall had nearly 700 individuals taken into custody and hit with at-large arrest charges after they blocked a major highway in the city.

After blocking the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, 647 protesters were put in zip-tie handcuffs.

Hall quickly took some flak for her decision. However, the Chief remain unapologetic and says she clearly warned the protesters. As she told Fox 4: “We warned them. If you break the law, we will arrest you.

As far as Hall is concerned, it’s about upholding law and order. Nothing more. In other words, it’s not about making or contesting a political statement. In her view, via CBS News:

There are many who question and are not happy with the decisions that I made on yesterday.

Let me be clear, I am not here to make people happy. My job and our job in law enforcement is to keep this city safe. We have pledged that. We will do that. And that is our goal.

Specifically, protesters broke penal code 42.03, which states as follows:

“…obstruction of a highway or passageway, says they are not allowed to walk in the middle of the roadway or freeway or overpass.”

Hall and her colleagues warned the protesters and told them to stop. When they didn’t, the zip-ties came out. It really is that simple. The only question is, will the citizens see it that way, too…?

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Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.

Ann Coulter OPED: Liberal Privilege in Two Tweets


Commentary by Ann Coulter Ann Coulter Posted: May 13, 2020 4:45 PM

Liberal Privilege in Two Tweets

Source: AP Photo/Richard Vogel

This week, we’ll look at two tweets that encapsulate everything that’s wrong with the “white privilege” narrative consuming our nation. The Twitter account @nowthisnews posted a video of shutdown protesters yelling at police in California, Colorado and Michigan with the heading: What would happen if protesters of color acted this way to police?

Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) responded: “We’d all have been shot dead. Next question.”

Unless Ms. McDonald is a time-traveler from 1965, I can’t imagine what she’s talking about. Was she at the Sharpeville Massacre? McDonald is an actress, and therefore I assume an idiot, but her profoundly ignorant tweet was enthusiastically endorsed by MSNBC talking heads and, at last count, had more than 16,000 “likes” and thousands of retweets.

Are they talking about Ferguson, Missouri, where cops stood by during the 2014 riots and politely watched the city burn? In response to the police shooting of Michael Brown — a shooting that both the grand jury and Eric Holder’s Justice Department found was justified — mostly black protesters raged off and on for months, torching dozens of buildings, shooting at responding firemen, looting stores and throwing rocks at the police. And yet — miraculously! — no protesters were “shot dead.” No protesters were even arrested, unless they committed felonies in open view of the police.

To the contrary, two policemen were shot by a black protester.

It was the same thing at Black Lives Matter protests across the nation — in Baltimore, Oakland, Dallas, Baton Rouge and so on. Cops stood mutely, as water was dumped on them, their patrol cars were set on fire, rocks were hurled at them and protesters screamed obscenities in their faces. Their marching orders: Do nothing unless you see a crime being committed in front of you — and not always even then.

We’ve had Al Sharpton protests in New York City for decades. No protesters shot dead. In fact, I can’t think of a single protest in the 21st century by black people, or by white people, that police have responded to with violence.

When was the last time? You have to go back to the Democratic National Convention protests of 1968 — and those protesters were white. If we’re including the National Guard, there was Kent State in 1970 — also white protesters. The most recent black protest that was met with police violence was Selma, 1965.

Can we restrict wild generalizations about the police to things that have happened in our lifetimes? If you can produce examples of black people being billy-clubbed merely for protesting, we’d all love to see them. We’re looking for something more recent than 1965.

What would happen if protesters of color acted this way to police?

Audra McDonald: “We’d all have been shot dead. Next question.”

Why not, “They’d bring back slavery. Next question”? It’s just as insane.

Facts don’t matter because the “white privilege” craze is just a fashion statement. What opinions do I need to have to be fashionable? I’m so busy, I go to a lot of dinner parties. Could you fix me up with some opinions? Absolutely! You want to talk about “white privilege,” “racist cops” and “systemic racism” — using these phrases will get you wild applause.

Liberals are so mesmerized by racism fantasies that they don’t look at their own evidence. The video posted by @nowthisnews shows white protesters expressing their opinions volubly at the police. If the protesters were black, these would be called “peaceful protests.”

In one clip, a white guy shows up at a Denver rally with a holstered gun. Then you see the cops handcuffing him. The end. Explain to me how that’s an example of “white privilege.” I think it’s more an illustration of “white protester being subjected to the operation of the law.”

LIBERALSIt’s a white male with a gun! Nuff said.

JUDGE: Did you look at this tape, counselor? Meet me in chambers. I’m trying to help you. This is defense evidence.

The mass delusion about “white privilege” and “systemic racism” has real-world consequences. At a BLM protest in Dallas in July 2016, a black man furious about “racist” police murdered five white policemen in cold blood, wounded seven more and held the city hostage for hours. That year, BLM-inspired activists also murdered three police officers in Baton Rouge and two in New York City.

Everyone’s already forgotten about those racist murders. (Admittedly it was four long years ago, not nearly as recent as 1965.)

Even at the time, the Democratic Party couldn’t support the assassinated officers without eulogizing Black Lives Matter. Days after the Dallas slaughter, President Obama invited Black Lives Matter representatives to the White House. Hillary Clinton went to CNN to give her considered response to the bloodbath in Dallas. Ignoring the dead officers, she cited a string of recent police shootings, pledged to “go after systemic racism, which is a reality” and called on “white people, like myself, to put ourselves in the shoes of those African-American families who fear every time their children go somewhere.”

This, as the corpses of five white policemen lay in a Dallas morgue, basking in their “white privilege.” Or as Ms. McDonald would say, “Shot dead. Next question.”

Liberal May Day Revelers Chant “Kill Trump, Kill Pence”!


Reported By Onan Coca |  May 2, 2017

I hate May Day.

I appreciate some of the early 20th century reforms that changed labor practices in the Western world, but I despise the core beliefs of many of those reformers. However, I can empathize with their fight because the lives they lived were far different than our own today. Unlike those reformers, I cannot stomach the liberal zealots who today champion causes even farther to the left than those who came before them. What problem could I have with these ridiculous liberals?

Unlike the reformers of the late 19th and early 20th century, today’s liberal protesters have NOTHING to be protesting. In fact, today’s protesters are reversing the gains of their forbears by fighting for slavery. They fight to give powerful oligarchies (like union leaders) and the government more power, to strip freedoms from the people, and to hand over the rights of our children. Even worse, these liberal malcontents are willing to trample the rights of anyone and everyone who does not agree with their vicious, anti-freedom worldview.

They are violent (see Berkeley riots, or Seattle, or Portland, or… well any of the other liberal riots), they are closed-minded, and they are wholly intolerant of the beliefs of any who might think differently from them. But the worst part is… they care very little for obeying our laws, or our nations morality.

One small example of their lawlessness…. watch as they chant wishes of death on our President and Vice President.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He’s also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children. You can find his writing all over the web.

‘Black Lives Matter’: We Will ‘Shut Down’ GOP Convention If We Can


waving flagBy Mark Finkelstein | July 25, 2015

Shades of 1968 and the Days of Rage? Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has announced that “any opportunity we have to shut down a Republican convention, we will.”

Appearing on today’s Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC, Cullors also blithely spoke of “the murder of Mike Brown” in Ferguson, MO. Neither of the co-guest hosts sitting in for Harris-Perry, Richard Liu and Janet Mock, challenged Cullors’ characterization.  This despite the fact that even Eric Holder’s Justice Department found no wrongdoing on the part of the police officer who shot Brown.

Question: what would be the effect on the election if Black Lives Matter seriously disrupted the Republican convention?

JANET MOCK: What action do you want to see the candidates take for what the movement is calling for?

PATRISSE CULLORS: I think first off we want candidates to actually call movement leaders sit and have meetings with us, have a conversation with us about what’s happened this last year since the murder of Mike Brown.

. . .

MOCK: What is your plan for the Republican candidates specifically after Jeb Bush and his idea of saying that #black lives matter is just a slogan?

CULLORS: Yes. And we — many folks have asked why would you go after the Democratic party? They’re on our side. What about the Republican party? And trust and believe that any opportunity we have to shut down a Republican convention, we will. We will make sure that our voices are made loud and clear. And we also want to be clear that the Democratic party isn’t off the hook.

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