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Florida Gov. DeSantis signs controversial ‘anti-riot’ bill into law

Florida Gov. DeSantis signs controversial ‘anti-riot’ bill into law

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Florida’s controversial “anti-riot” bill into law on Monday, a measure that vastly increases law enforcement’s powers to crack down on civil unrest. The bill, which passed mostly along partisan lines, has been criticized by Democrats and civil rights groups as unconstitutional…
By Freedom and Excellence | Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Violence flares after Brooklyn Center police fatally shoot man, 20, inflaming tensions during the Derek Chauvin trial

Violence flares after Brooklyn Center police fatally shoot man, 20, inflaming tensions during the Derek Chauvin trial

A Brooklyn Center police officer fatally shot a man during a traffic stop Sunday afternoon, inflaming already raw tensions between police and community members in the midst of the Derek Chauvin trial. Relatives of Daunte Wright, 20, who is Black, told a tense crowd gathered…
By Freedom and Excellence | Monday, April 12, 2021
Violent BLM protest in NYC leaves two NYPD cops injured, 11 arrested

Violent BLM protest in NYC leaves two NYPD cops injured, 11 arrested

A Black Lives Matter march through Midtown Manhattan turned violent Friday night, with 11 protesters arrested. The NYPD reported that two officers suffered minor injuries during the protest, which was attended by about 100 marchers; officials could not immediately say how the cops were hurt.…
By Freedom and Excellence | Monday, February 15, 2021
Report: Portland mayor pepper-sprayed man who confronted him

Report: Portland mayor pepper-sprayed man who confronted him

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland, Oregon, Mayor Ted Wheeler pepper-sprayed a man who confronted him and a former mayor as they left a restaurant Sunday evening, according to a police report. Wheeler and and Sam Adams, who served one term as Portland mayor from 2009…
By Freedom and Excellence | Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Inauguration Day in Oregon: Protesters clash with police, feds during Inauguration Day march, ‘Abolish ICE’ protest

Inauguration Day in Oregon: Protesters clash with police, feds during Inauguration Day march, ‘Abolish ICE’ protest

Oregonians marked President Joe Biden’s first day in office Wednesday with celebrations and protests of the nation’s 46th president. Fears of armed riots in Oregon’s capital never materialized amid heightened law enforcement presence and the fortification of buildings including the Capitol. Yet protests continued to…
By Freedom and Excellence | Thursday, January 21, 2021
‘Let Freedom Ring’ Protest Denied Permit at California State Capitol

‘Let Freedom Ring’ Protest Denied Permit at California State Capitol

The California Highway Patrol has denied a permit to a protest titled “Let Freedom Ring” that was to have taken place Sunday outside the State Capitol building in Sacramento. “Let freedom ring” is a famous refrain from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a…
By Freedom and Excellence | Friday, January 15, 2021
FBI warns of plans for nationwide armed protests next week

FBI warns of plans for nationwide armed protests next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington, D.C., in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, stoking fears of more bloodshed after last week’s deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol.…
By Freedom and Excellence | Tuesday, January 12, 2021
BLM activist Cori Bush wins in Missouri, becomes state’s first black congresswoman

BLM activist Cori Bush wins in Missouri, becomes state’s first black congresswoman

A Black Lives Matter activist in Missouri breezed to an election night victory to become the state’s first black congresswoman. Cori Bush, who may become the fifth member of “The Squad,” garnered a whopping 84 percent of vote in the state’s 1st Congressional District. “This…
By Freedom and Excellence | Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Curfew In Philadelphia Lifts As City Is Roiled By Protests In Walter Wallace Shooting

Curfew In Philadelphia Lifts As City Is Roiled By Protests In Walter Wallace Shooting

Updated at 2 a.m. ET Thursday Philadelphia officials issued a citywide curfew on Wednesday after consecutive nights of protests — which at times turned violent — following the fatal police shooting of a 27-year-old Black man, Walter Wallace Jr. He was holding a knife when…
By Freedom and Excellence | Thursday, October 29, 2020
Tense, hours-long protests erupted in West Philadelphia after police fatally shot a man

Tense, hours-long protests erupted in West Philadelphia after police fatally shot a man

Police officers fatally shot a 27-year-old Black man armed with a knife during a confrontation Monday afternoon in West Philadelphia, an incident that quickly raised tensions in the neighborhood and sparked a standoff that lasted deep into the night. Late Monday into early Tuesday, police…
By Freedom and Excellence | Tuesday, October 27, 2020
U.S. Attorney rejects Portland mayor’s request to cancel federal deputation of officers

U.S. Attorney rejects Portland mayor’s request to cancel federal deputation of officers

PORTLAND, Ore. (KATU) — Members of the Portland Police Bureau’s Rapid Response Team who were deputized as Federal Marshals ahead of a recent rally will keep that designation through the end of the year, in spite of requests from Mayor Ted Wheeler to have it…
By Freedom and Excellence | Thursday, October 1, 2020
Missouri Governor Parson activates National Guard following ‘recent instances of civil unrest across the country’

Missouri Governor Parson activates National Guard following ‘recent instances of civil unrest across the country’

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson activated the National Guard on Thursday in response to the national unrest over the Breonna Taylor case in Kentucky. In a statement, Parson called the move a "proactive approach" and said the Missouri State Highway Patrol is also standing by in…
By Freedom and Excellence | Friday, September 25, 2020
2 arrested as Trump supporters, Proud Boys gather for Labor Day caravan, Salem rally

2 arrested as Trump supporters, Proud Boys gather for Labor Day caravan, Salem rally

Right-wing activists and supporters of President Donald Trump caravanned down highways around the Portland area in support of the president and police, and in opposition to protests in Portland this summer. Later, part of the group broke off to join a Trump rally at the…
By Freedom and Excellence | Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Oregon protests shift focus to mayor amid rising tensions

Oregon protests shift focus to mayor amid rising tensions

PORTLAND, Ore. — Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Oregon, shifted their focus to the city’s mayor, and police declared a riot as people broke windows, vandalized a business and set a fire inside the upscale apartment building where Mayor Ted Wheeler lives. The demonstration…
By Freedom and Excellence | Thursday, September 3, 2020
Trump slams Biden over ‘radical left’ riots in new Wisconsin, Minnesota ads

Trump slams Biden over ‘radical left’ riots in new Wisconsin, Minnesota ads

EXCLUSIVE: The Trump 2020 campaign launched new ads in five key early voting states Wednesday -- after a brief hiatus during the Democratic and Republican conventions -- with a renewed focus on President Trump’s “law and order” message amid unrest in cities across the country.…
By Freedom and Excellence | Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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