Antifa militants reportedly were caught on video Sunday ganging up on a woman of color and dragging her to a Portland, Oregon, sidewalk by her hair in an attempt to yank an American flag from her.
Sadly the violent left-wing militants — despite having what most would assume is a distinct physical and numerical advantage — came away empty-handed.
According to journalist Andy Ngo, Antifa attacked conservative demonstrators — one of who was a woman of color holding a U.S. flag. When one of the militants grabbed her flag pole from behind and tried to take it from her, she wouldn’t let go.
Another joined in to help try to pull it from her — but the dynamic duo failed to gain the upper hand.
With that yet another leftist jumped in — a female apparently — and grabbed the flag-holding woman by her hair before dragging her down to the sidewalk. And the victim still wouldn’t let go.
As a crowd gathered around the scrum, amazingly an Antifa female blocked and got in the face of a man holding a Thin Blue Line flag who towered over her by at least a foot. It appeared he was coming over to intervene.
But in the end, the attacked woman didn’t need any help. Just seconds later she emerged from the pile — still holding her American flag while Antifa was forced to settle for handfuls of air and yet another embarrassing failure.
There was a conservative protest today in downtown Portland. Antifa came to attack the attendees. As they were leaving, antifa tried to steal a woman’s US flag (she’s a person of color). She refused to let go & they pulled her to ground by her hair. She still didn’t let go. pic.twitter.com/AjM4pIPTGy
After the victim walked away, a man from the pro-American group faced off and argued with an Antifa militant who hollered astoundingly that the fight was “woman on woman” as his voice repeatedly cracked. Seems puberty is better late than never.
According to KOIN-TV, supporters of Danielson gathered downtown Sunday at the spot where he was shot and killed, and “it appeared as if people with left-leaning and right-leaning ideologies got in some heated discussions in the streets. Some people reported being maced or hit with pepper spray.”
Sgt. Kevin Allen told the station that police were monitoring the event but no arrests were made. But the protests continued and at least six people were arrested in Portland Sunday evening.
A reporter on Monday sarcastically asked White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany if supporters of President Donald Trump shooting paintballs at leftists in Portland over the weekend counts as “patriotic activity.”
For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure, here’s at least one clip showing a Trump fan in the bed of a pickup truck taking aim at loudmouthed leftists on a Portland sidewalk Saturday — and giving them an instant color makeover.
Pepper spray appeared to be on the menu as well — but you’d think by now they’d have built up an immunity to that.
How did McEnany respond?
Anyway, McEnany was in no mood to entertain the reporter’s question based on what she detected as his blatant double standard.
“It’s incredible that for 90 days I’ve stood at this podium talking about officers [who’ve had] lasers flashed in their eyes in an attempt to blind them, commercial-grade fireworks thrown at them, a church right out here burning down, the people that were harassed and yelled at — [Republican] Sen. Rand Paul, Dan Bongino — right out here, and you’re going to ask me about a paintball video when, in fact, for 90 days we’ve seen horrific violence by Antifa, a radical, anarchist organization,” she replied. “I mean, you’re going ask about a paintball video I’ve yet to see and neither has the president.”
Despite McEnany trying to get to the next reporter, the paintball inquirer pressed forward: “I’m going to ask you about it, but you maintain that the people who went into the city to conduct that activity —”
And with that, she cut him right off: “Look, there’s been 90 days of violence from left-wing anarchists; it’s incredible that today is the one time you’re interested in violence when it’s paintballs — and we don’t even know who set off these paintballs — but you fail to ask for 90 days about violence from an anarchist organization because it happens to be on the left.”
After 90 days of violence and riots, a reporter finally gets around to asking a related question… about alleged Trump supporters shooting paintballs at protesters.@PressSec rightfully calls out the insane double standard and hypocrisy from the media: pic.twitter.com/HUyh5426qp
How did folks react to McEnany’s latest media torching?
Like her boss, McEnany doesn’t have a thriving fan club among the White House press corps — but Trump supporters sure appreciate her:
“I love how @PressSec schools them every single time,” one observer noted.
“@PressSec is one of the best hires in the history of our country for any administration,” another commenter said. “Praying for her and her family — what an incredible woman & mother. Press has no clue how to handle her.”
“It was fabulous,” another commenter noted. “That reporter will have flashbacks forever when he hears the word ‘paintball.’ She pointed out the contrast perfectly!”
UPDATE, 4:50 p.m. EST: Turns out there’s a good shot Trump actually has seen the paintball video in question, as on Sunday he retweeted the original post of the clip from the New York Times’ Mike Baker and commented on it:
The big backlash going on in Portland cannot be unexpected after 95 days of watching and incompetent Mayor admit that he has no idea what he is doing. The people of Portland won’t put up with no safety any longer.The Mayor is a FOOL. Bring in the National Guard! https://t.co/bM6ypak94t
Attacker added kick to victim’s head before it was all over
A retired New York City police sergeant was knocked to the ground and suffered over a dozen punches to the head in a brutal attack caught on surveillance video Tuesday morning in Manhattan, the New York Post reported, citing police sources.
What are the details?
The former sergeant was seen speaking with the attacker for at least a minute outside a Garment District deli on West 39th Street, the paper said of the obtained clip.
The suspect — whom police sources identified as 20-year-old Masterjadin Roman — then allegedly throws what appears to be a bottle at the retired officer, the Post said.
With that, the retired officer charges at Roman:
But to no avail, as the attacker easily lifts him up and slams him to the sidewalk:
And then the beating begins, as the suspect then quickly lands over a dozen punches to the retired sergeant’s head.
After the punching ceases, Roman and his companion appear to steal a cellphone and headphones from the former cop and begin to walk away, the paper said.
NYPD officers were physically attacked on the Brooklyn Bridge by Occupy City Hall protesters in July, leaving one officer with multiple fractures of his orbital bones and cuts needing 12 stitches. And when NYPD Chief of Department Terrance Monahan intervened, the department’s highest-ranking uniformed officer was punched in the face, too, court documents said.
And cellphone video caught the moment an NYPD cop fought a gang member who apparently was interfering in an arrest. The gang member allegedly put the officer in a headlock — and then the taunting began: “You just got smoked, p***y!”
Official NYPD crime stats indicate 49 shootings took place in the city between July 7 and July 12, nearly a 277% increase compared to the 13 incidents that occurred over the same period in 2019. According to the NYPD, this past June was the deadliest and most violent June in 24 years, totaling 205 shooting incidents.
But a biographer argued that Sanger’s views were the ‘opposite of racism’ and have been misrepresented
Planned Parenthood of Greater New York will remove the name of Margaret Sanger — a founder of the organization — from its Manhattan clinic due to her “harmful connections to the eugenics movement,” the New York Times reported Tuesday.
What are the details?
A public health nurse, Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the United States in Brooklyn in 1916, the paper said, adding that since then she’s been lionized as a feminist icon and reproductive rights pioneer.
But the Times reported that Sanger also supported eugenics. The paper defined it as “a discredited belief in improving the human race through selective breeding, often targeted at poor people, those with disabilities, immigrants and people of color.”
“The removal of Margaret Sanger’s name from our building is both a necessary and overdue step to reckon with our legacy and acknowledge Planned Parenthood’s contributions to historical reproductive harm within communities of color,” Karen Seltzer, the chair of the New York affiliate’s board, said in a Tuesday statement, the paper added.
Planned Parenthood also is talking to city leaders about replacing Sanger’s name on a street sign — Margaret Sanger Square — near its offices on Bleecker Street, the Times said, adding that Planned Parenthood of Greater New York lobbied for the Sanger street sign after moving its offices there over two decades ago.
More from the paper:
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the national organization, has defended Ms. Sanger in the past, citing her work with Black leaders in the 1930s and 1940s. As recently as 2016, the group issued a fact sheet saying that while it condemned some of her beliefs, she had mostly been well intentioned in trying to make birth control accessible for poor and immigrant communities.
The national organization said in the fact sheet that it disagreed with Ms. Sanger’s decision to speak to members of the Ku Klux Klan in 1926 as she tried to spread her message about birth control.
It also condemned her support for policies to sterilize people who had disabilities that could not be treated; for banning immigrants with disabilities; and for “placing so-called illiterates, paupers, unemployables, criminals, prostitutes, and dope fiends on farms and in open spaces as long as necessary for the strengthening and development of moral conduct.”
The national Planned Parenthood offices said in a statement that it supports the New York chapter’s decision to remove Sanger’s name from the clinic, the Times said, adding that while there’s no sign on the clinic, it had been identified internally and publicly with Sanger’s name. Now the clinic will be called the Manhattan Health Center, the paper said.
There are still Sanger fans out there
Ellen Chesler — author of a Sanger biography and senior fellow at a think tank called the Roosevelt Institute — told the Times that Sanger’s views have been misinterpreted.
Chesler added to the paper that Sanger rejected some eugenics tenets, including that white middle-class families should have more children than others, and instead believed that the quality of all children’s lives could be improved if parents had smaller families. She also noted to the Times that Sanger believed black people and immigrants had a right to that better life.
“Her motives were the opposite of racism,” Chesler told the paper while citing Sanger’s relationships with prominent black leaders such as W.E.B. Du Bois.
Agreeing with anti-abortion conservatives?
In disavowing Sanger, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York now finds itself agreeing — on at least one point — with anti-abortion conservatives such as Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and federal HUD Secretary Ben Carson, both of whom have questioned Planned Parenthood for its connection to a eugenics proponent, the Times said.
But Merle McGee, the New York chapter’s chief equity and engagement officer, told the paper it won’t concern itself with conservatives’ reaction.
“We’re not going to obliterate her,” McGee added to the Times. “If we obliterate her, we cannot reckon with her.”
Amid the furious movement since George Floyd’s killing to cancel historical figures who owned slaves or otherwise held racist views, the National Review’s Alexandra DeSanctis earlier this month asked, “How Long Will Margaret Sanger Last?”
In fact, DeSanctis pointed out that in June, “more than 350 current and former staffers of Planned Parenthood’s Greater New York affiliate — along with several hundred donors and volunteers — published an open letter condemning Sanger as ‘a racist, white woman’ and arguing that the organization is guilty of ‘institutional racism.'”
Upon hearing the news that the clinic is removing Sanger’s name, DeSanctis tweeted that “it’s great that one Planned Parenthood affiliate has finally decided to admit that Margaret Sanger was icky. But isn’t it a sign of our upside-down world that they’ll apologize for having the name of a racist on their building while continuing to kill 350K unborn children a year?”
DeSanctis in her National Review piece added that “if removing offensive statues is the new norm, perhaps the bust of Sanger in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery should be the next to go.”
A group of black pastors and pro-life leaders in 2015 demanded that the gallery remove the Sanger bust over her eugenics support, but the gallery reportedly said no.
The firestorm now ignited, Griffin received for the rest of the night the attention she probably was craving. And while she got kudos from her leftist teammates on Twitter, not every user appreciated her sentiments — and many tagged the Secret Service in their comments in the hopes the agency will pay the D-List celeb a visit:
“What a disgusting, hateful person you are.”
“She needs to be arrested immediately for this!!!”
“When a person advocates for the murder of a US president the punishment should be swift and harsh.”
“Oh god I hope we get to witness her having a nervous breakdown!!!!”
After the Washington Examiner posted a rather straightforward tweet, saying Griffin “advocates for someone to stab @realDonaldTrump with syringe full of air. Air embolisms, caused by air getting into the bloodstream, can be fatal,” she replied, “I SURE DID, F***ER.”
But she saved her biggest dose of venom for Examiner reporter Daniel Chaitin, who said “Twitter tells @TonyDLeonardi they will ‘look into’ whether the tweets by @kathygriffin violated their violent threats policy. He also reached out to Secret Service for comment.”
In response, Griffin unleashed what seemed like an invitation for a fight: “Go f*** yourself. Do you wanna tussle with me, you f***ing amateur?”
Manke’s barbershop in Owosso has been open since last Monday, and the 77-year-old got a packed lobby of customers the first morning, two citations before Friday — as well as a promise from Michigan Militia members that they won’t let police arrest him.
“We’re willing to stand in front of that door and block the entrance so the police will have no entry there today,” Daniel Brewer told WEYI-TV Saturday.
And that may not happen anytime soon. The state attorney general’s office confirmed that Shiawassee County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Stewart wouldn’t sign the temporary restraining order before holding a hearing, which is what Manke’s attorneys said they wanted, the State Journal said.
“The Court wanted to provide Mr. Manke with an opportunity for a hearing on the request for an injunction, despite the clear public health dangers that continued operation of his business creates,” spokesman Ryan Jarvi wrote in a statement, the paper reported.
‘I’m gonna stay open ’til Jesus comes’
During a triumphant press conference in front of his shop late Monday afternoon, Manke told a crowd of supporters that “I’m gonna stay open ’til Jesus comes.”
At times he was drowned out by honks from passing vehicles and affirmations from the crowd, the Detroit News reported, adding that a large truck parked nearby and several signs held by supporters were adorned with phrases criticizing Whitmer’s orders.
“I feel the governor is not my mother, never has been,” Manke said, according to the paper. “As a matter of fact, this administration, for the most part, I’ve been in business longer than they’ve been alive.”
But the barber still faces two misdemeanor charges for reopening his shop despite state shutdown orders, the State Journal said. He faces a fine of more than $1,000 and is set to be arraigned June 23, the paper added, citing court records.
In addition, state police on Friday night issued Manke a health protection order from the state attorney general’s office demanding he close his shop, noting that customers from Ann Arbor, Saginaw, Detroit, Jackson, and other areas have visited his business and that it poses “an imminent danger” to public health.
What is Whitmer saying?
When asked about Menke’s plight and his defiance of her order, the governor said at a Monday news conference that it’s all about saving his life and the lives of his customers.
“I expect people to follow the law,” Whitmer said with what appeared to be a restrained smile. “These executive orders are not a suggestion, they’re not optional, they’re not helpful hints.”
Sheriffs’ offices in at least six counties have said they won’t enforce Whitmer’s orders, the Detroit News reported, adding that some are arguing the legality of the orders since the Republican-controlled state legislature refused to extend the governor’s state of emergency past May 28.
Shiawassee County Sheriff Brian Begole on Monday said his department won’t enforce Whitmer’s orders and that deputies have the responsibility to uphold constitutions at state and federal levels, the News noted.
“With limited resources, staffing and facilities, our priority focus will be on enforcing duly passed laws for the protection of Shiawassee County citizens,” Begole wrote in a letter, according to the News. “I have decided, within my authority, that our office cannot and will not divert our primary resources and efforts towards enforcement of … Governor Whitmer’s executive orders.”
“If you can walk down the aisles at Walmart, it would seem to me you can walk down the aisles of a church, you can walk down the aisles in Karl’s barbershop and practice the same physical distancing, hand-washing, all of the things you’ve been hearing on and on,” said one of Manke’s attorneys, David Kallman, according to the Detroit News.
Following the recent mass killing in El Paso, Texas, the general manager of Gun Central — among the largest gun stores in the city — told Reuters the number of people attending his concealed carry classes skyrocketed.
“I have over 50 for this Saturday[‘s] class and approximately the same amount for the Sunday class, and I normally have approximately seven,” Michael McIntyre told the outlet last week.
He also told Reuters that Gun Central’s sales doubled — mostly handguns — during the week after the mass killing, which didn’t happen after previous mass killings in Texas.
‘I want to be able to protect myself’
“We actually had two people buy guns here who were actually in the Walmart on the day of the shooting,” McIntyre told the outlet. “The other people are just saying, ‘Hey, you know I want to be able to protect myself in the event of something going on.'”
Guadalupe Segovia was at the class with her two children and told Reuters that her husband — who’s in the military — had been urging her for a long time to get a concealed carry license.
Segovia, 35, added to the outlet that the recent mass killing in her own backyard gave her a sense of urgency: “I’m still going to be scared, even carrying a weapon.”
Reuters said the vast majority of class attendees were Hispanic — and that police said the accused gunman deliberately attacked Hispanics in the Walmart.
But Segovia also told the outlet she wants laws that make it harder for young people to get guns.
“I think weapons should be a privilege and for safety, not to go and kill people,” she said.
More from Reuters:
Gun control is definitely not on the horizon for Texas, where Governor Greg Abbot recently signed into law nine bills, backed by the National Rifle Association, that will loosen up gun regulations starting on Sept. 1.
One of the new laws lifts a ban on carrying firearms in places of worship. That ban came after a gunman fatally shot 26 people at a church in Sutherland Springs. Another stops landlords from prohibiting firearms on their rental properties.
“Nike seeks profit through controversy, but with absolutely no regard for the consequences,” Tyler Merritt, the outfit’s CEO and a retired Army captain, told the station. “In its corporatist wake, it leaves behind anti-American sentiment and division, harming our country. But since Nike has no interest in displaying the Betsy Ross flag, a classic symbol of freedom and unity, then we proudly will. How far Nike has fallen. It was once an iconic American company. Now it can’t even stomach associating itself with one of the greatest moments in our country’s history, when individuals of diverse backgrounds put differences aside to fight tyranny and secure liberty, even as it continues to outsource jobs to China. The American people should support the red, white, and blue and boycott Nike and join our #NoToNike campaign. Nike says ‘just do it.’ We say just stand — stand for your beliefs and for your country.”
Nine Line Apparel added a Facebook post saying, “Apparently symbols of patriotism are now racist. It’s clear Kaepernick knows nothing about the country he lives in.”
In 2016, Kaepernick launched the trend of athletes kneeling during the nation anthem at sporting events in protest of police brutality and oppression of people of color. He didn’t get back on a team after that season, but he rose to fame for his stance — and then became the face of Nike’s 30th anniversary campaign.
What else did the clothing company have to say?
“Nine Line Apparel, along with relentlessly patriotic Americans everywhere, cannot believe the total ignorance and lack of understanding displayed by both Colin Kaepernick and Nike in relation to our country’s Betsy Ross flag, it’s symbolism, and meaning,” the company says on its Betsy Ross T-shirt page. “This early design of the flag of the United States depicts the original 13 colonies and represents the unity of these original American colonies in their fight against the British for our nation’s freedom during the Revolutionary War. It in no way, shape, or form alludes to slavery yet is a direct representation of freedom fought and earned by early Americans.”
The description adds that “we are only able to enjoy our liberties, rights, and lives as Americans today, because of what this flag has always symbolized and stood for” and that Nike and Kaepernick “are a disgrace to all freedom-loving Americans, choosing ignorance over patriotism.”
“For these reasons and so many more, we proudly stand for freedom and the Betsy Ross flag to say without recall or hesitation, just DON’T do it,” the description concludes.
The Betsy Ross T-shirt — which includes an image of the flag along with the word “Victory” — is on sale through Saturday.
‘If you’re going to legislate our bodies, then we have every right to propose legislation to regulate yours’
Despite her realization that it has little hope of passing, Georgia Democratic state Rep. Dar’shun Kendrick told Rolling Stone she’s “dead serious” about her much ballyhooed “Testicular Bill of Rights” she trumpeted Monday morning on Twitter.
Before men can get Viagra or or “any erectile dysfunction medication,” they have to get permission from their sexual partners.
Vasectomies are banned, and doctors who perform them are charged with crimes.
It’s “aggravated assault” for men to have sex without condoms.
Paternity testing is required between six and eight weeks of pregnancy — and then fathers-to-be must start paying child support “IMMEDIATELY.”
Men who want to purchase porn or sex toys must endure a 24-hour waiting period.
Kendrick added to Rolling Stone that her point is to “bring awareness to the fact that if you’re going to legislate our bodies, then we have every right to propose legislation to regulate yours.”
In regard to Georgia’s “heartbeat bill,” it’s expected to pass the state Senate and then would await Republican Gov. Brian Kemp’s signature, the magazine said.
‘They know exactly what they are doing’
Kendrick, a lawyer who represents Metro-Atlanta’s 93rd district, told Rolling Stone the bill is unconstitutional — and that’s the whole point.
“It’s unconstitutional on purpose: this is a test case. It is a case to test Roe v. Wade,” she added to the magazine. “They’re hoping that it gets up to the Court of Appeals — the 11th Circuit is one of the most conservative court circuits that we have, and they’re hopeful that they will uphold part of it, and then they’ll take it all the way to the Supreme Court. They know exactly what they are doing. This is intentional.”
Kendrick added to Rolling Stone that “in 2012, we had a bill that took [the cut-off to seek an abortion] from 26 weeks down to 20 weeks, and I knew that as soon as a Republican president got in office and was able to make Supreme Court nominations, that this was the direction we were headed.”
‘Georgia is going blue’
Beyond her Testicular Bill of Rights shot over the bow — which is “indicative of the people in power being scared that the tides are turning and we are going blue” — Kendrick told the magazine she’s looking at a bright future for Democrats in the state.
“Georgia is going blue: we picked up 17 seats this past legislative session,” she added to Rolling Stone. “So, as with most things, they are trying to rush it through because they know that it’s on the horizon. But if I am still here when Democrats take over, [the heartbeat bill] will be the first bill that I overturn if it’s not overturned already.”