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NYPD sergeant’s union shoots back at de Blasio after mayor asks for ‘light touch’ with protesters

Westlake Legal Group nypd-sergeants-union-shoots-back-at-de-blasio-after-mayor-asks-for-light-touch-with-protesters NYPD sergeant's union shoots back at de Blasio after mayor asks for 'light touch' with protesters Peter Aitken fox-news/us/new-york-city fox-news/us/crime/police-and-law-enforcement fox-news/us fox-news/person/george-floyd fox-news/person/bill-de-blasio fox news fnc/us fnc article 6935ed52-fdee-530b-b38e-285630d6f7a7
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The Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA) of the NYPD shot back at Mayor Bill de Blasio over comments that he expects officers to use a “light touch” with protesters following the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd.

Police and protesters clashed in Brooklyn on Friday night, with more than 200 protesters arrested. De Blasio appeared on WNYC for his weekly Q&A and responded to questions from reporters about his own administration’s failings, particularly in dealing with police violence.

“The anger out there is real and unfortunately, very justified,” de Blasio said. “I really believe that the NYPD knows how to handle protests and respect whoever is protesting, but I want to see a light touch because people are undeniably angry for a reason.”

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The comments quickly circulated social media, and the Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA) of NYC, which boasts a membership of “approx. 13,000 active and retired sergeants of the NYPD,” directly criticizing the mayor.

“If Mayor DeBlasio wants a light touch then let him stand in front and take the first brick to the face. Or perhaps he can sit in a police vehicle and catch the Malatov Cocktail that’s thrown into it,” the SBA tweeted. “Here’s the light touch, DeBlasio brain!”

De Blasio has made only a few comments, with his first on Friday not directly addressing the situation but merely saying there will need to be a “review.”

“We have a long night ahead of us in Brooklyn. Our sole focus is deescalating this situation and getting people home safe,” de Blasio tweeted late Friday. “There will be a full review of what happened tonight. We don’t ever want to see another night like this.”

De Blasio has separately criticized President Trump, citing an “uptick in tension and hatred and division since [Trump] came along.”

However, the mayor has yet to recognize the difficulties his administration has faced regarding how it responds to issues with the police. While the mayor responds in support of protesters, his administration is often slow to react to controversy.

It was under de Blasio’s administration — before President Trump even took office – that the deaths of Eric Garner and Akai Gurley occurred, two of the several incidents that inspired the Black Lives Matter movement.

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The officer who applied the fatal chokehold on Eric Garner remained in his job for five years before finally facing consequences.

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Andrew McCarthy: Laws against rioting and terrorism must be enforced against Antifa and other violent radicals

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Attorney General William Barr issued a statement Saturday decrying the rioters who have violently hijacked peaceful protests over the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. The attorney general made explicit reference to “groups of outside radicals and agitators” who are pursuing a “separate and violent agenda.”

Barr added: “In many places, it appears the violence is planned, organized and driven by anarchist and far left extremists, using Antifa-like tactics, many of whom travel from out of state to promote the violence.”

The mention of Antifa is significant. It is a loosely-knit, interstate movement whose objective is to wage a terrorist war against the United States, using violence against the government and our civilian infrastructure.

DUELING CLAIMS: TRUMP BLAMES ANTIFA FOR RIOTS, MINNESOTA OFFICIALS POINT FINGERS AT WHITE SUPREMACISTS AND CARTELS

Equally salient is the attorney general’s assertion that the radical groups involved in the rioting are pursuing a specific, violent agenda. That obviously refers to the ongoing campaign to coerce acceptance by the country of these groups’ counter-constitutional totalitarianism. Barr vowed that the Justice Department will take enforcement action across the nation.

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This is worth pausing over, particularly because when these uprisings occur, as they do with disturbing frequency, there are inevitable calls for the enactment of domestic terrorism laws.

I’ve investigated and prosecuted terrorists – jihadists who adhered to foreign terrorist organizations but operated domestically, as well as those who attacked American interests overseas. I can thus tell you that the laws we already have are more than adequate to the task.

There is no need for new laws. Calls to enact them are either ill-conceived or the usual case of preening politicians sensing the need to look like they’re doing something in response to a crisis.

Rioters can and will do immense damage if, as some foolishly suggest, we wait for them to exhaust themselves.

I led the 1990s prosecution of the jihadists who bombed the World Trade Center and then planned a more ambitious campaign – which, fortunately, we thwarted – to bomb such New York City landmarks as the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, the United Nations complex, the FBI’s lower Manhattan field office, some military installations, and so on.

Concurrently, the terrorists plotted political kidnappings and assassinations, as well as jailbreaks of imprisoned jihadists. They were unable to execute these ambitions schemes, but it was not for lack of preparation, including extensive paramilitary training.

This is why Attorney General Barr’s mention of the violent agenda of the rioters pinged my antennae. We prosecuted the so-called Blind Sheikh (the late Omar Abdel Rahman) and his subordinates using a Civil War-era statute that criminalizes “seditious conspiracy.”

This rarely invoked penal law targets conspiracies to levy war against the United States, or to forcibly oppose or overthrow our government. The key element is violence – either its use or planned use. That is the attribute that fundamentally distinguishes legitimate protest from insurrection.

The attorney general also pointed out in his statement that it is a federal crime to cross state lines or use interstate facilities in order to incite or participate in rioting. Indeed it is, and this also raises the specter of federal racketeering laws.

We think of these principally as a vehicle for prosecuting organized crime groups. But they actually apply to any “enterprise,” which is simply an association of some kind. It could be informal and secretive, like a Mafia “family” or a drug cartel; or it could a more formal entity (racketeering laws have been applied to corporations, guilds, political parties, labor unions, and so on).

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The racketeering enterprise must affect interstate commerce through a pattern of criminal activity. This would enable the Justice Department to investigate outfits like Antifa, which are organized around a nihilistic vision and which dispatch members throughout the country to commit mayhem, seriously injuring Americans and destroying property.

Our existing laws, at both the federal and state levels, are more than adequate to the task of dealing with terrorism and seditionist violence. The Justice Department and the FBI, including the bureau’s Joint Terrorism Task Forces (partnerships with police authorities in major cities throughout the country), are highly experienced and adept in this area, and they have the resources to get the job done.

The job needs doing. The ravaging of our major cities right now is a violation of the rights of peace-loving Americans, both those who are legitimately exercising their First Amendment rights to protest, and those who are going about their lives expecting the governmental protection to which the Constitution entitles them.

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For society to flourish, the rule of law must assert itself. Justice must be done, which means bringing anti-American domestic terrorists to heel. Rioters can and will do immense damage if, as some foolishly suggest, we wait for them to exhaust themselves.

The failure to confront radicals only increases their energy and appetite to do harm. Order does not happen spontaneously. It takes a commitment to enforce the laws.

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America braces for another night of unrest as protesters, police clash in major cities

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Protests continued Saturday as more demonstrations erupted in cities nationwide following the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd.

In some cities, authorities issued curfews in light of the at-times violent protests and destruction taking place.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney implemented a mandatory citywide curfew starting at 8 p.m. and lasting until 6 a.m. as protests turned violent Saturday.

Multiple police vehicles are reported to have been set on fire after protestors and police officers clashed.

Buildings have been vandalized and mass looting broke out Saturday afternoon.

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The protest started peacefully in front of City Hall as hundreds of people knelt in silence in honor of George Floyd.

“We appreciate their voice and their manner of expression. However, since that time, others have convened in Center City and are committing criminal acts, including vandalism. Those acts will not be tolerated,” the Philadelphia Police Department tweeted.

Video posted to Twitter showed what appeared to be Chicago police officers being swarmed, hit and dragged by protesters.

Protesters again converged on the White House, as some climbed on top of Secret Service cars and pushed security barricades further down Pennsylvania Avenue.

POLICE CHIEFS ACROSS US CONDEMN OFFICERS INVOLVED IN GEORGE FLOYD DEATH

President Trump had praised the Secret Service’s action Friday night by saying the protestors would “…have been greeted with the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons,” had they crossed the White House fence. But Trump criticized D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser for not letting D.C. police get involved, quoting her as saying “not their job.”

Bowser fired back, first calling Trump’s comments “gross” and saying his reference to attack dogs ignited the worst memories in America’s fight against segregation.

“We are grieving hundreds of years of institutional racism,” Bowser said. “People are tired, sad, angry and desperate for change.”

PROTESTS DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD RAMP UP AGAIN NATIONWIDE

Bowser, who was joined by D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham, also said that Trump’s claims regarding the D.C. police were false.

D.C. police were present, along with U.S. Park Police, Friday night and were ready to help Secret Service in Layfette Park, the area where protestors gathered in front of the White House, as they have done in the past.

Close to 300 protestors have reportedly been arrested in New York City between Thursday and Friday night, and demonstrators have continued to protest through Saturday.

New Yorkers mourned the death of Eric Garner who died from an NYPD officer’s chokehold in 2014 by attending a rally the Rev. Al Sharpton hosted.

The crowd chanted “I can’t breathe,” which were the last words Garner reportedly said — but also one of the last statements said by Floyd before he was killed by a Minneapolis police officer.

Trump has responded to the nationwide protests by blaming liberal leaders and threatening use of the military involvement.

In a tweet Saturday, he said: “Liberal Governors and Mayors must get MUCH tougher or the Federal Government will step in and do what has to be done, and that includes using the unlimited power of our Military.”

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NY woman faces attempted murder charges for throwing molotov cocktail at NYPD van during riots: reports

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A New York woman has been charged with four counts of attempted murder after throwing a molotov cocktail at an NYPD van occupied by multiple police officers.

Samantha Sader, 27, of Catskill, additionally faces charges for attempted arson, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon, and assault, WABC reported. The device reportedly didn’t explode and all four officers inside were able to escape.

“Multiple individuals, including the two sisters from upstate, are going to be charged federally (prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York) in connection with crimes last night involving Molotov cocktails in two different Brooklyn North precincts,” a law enforcement source told Fox News on Saturday.

New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea condemned violent acts, saying “it is by the grace of God… that we don’t have dead officers today.”

Darian Shader, 21, reportedly tried to interfere with her sister’s arrest and faces charges for obstruction of justice and resisting arrest.

GEORGE FLOYD DEATH: THE CITIES WHERE PEOPLE ARE RIOTING AND PROTESTING

The incident occurred around Friday night outside of the Brooklyn Museum, according to police. It was just one of many violent acts that occurred in New York and cities around the country as the nation reeled from Floyd’s death — another example, many say, of racial bias in policing.

On Friday night and early Saturday, around 200 people were reportedly apprehended. The environment was tense as angry protesters chanted “they’re killing us” and held signs that read, “NYPD KKK.”

One man bearing brass knuckles reportedly punched an officer in the face, and a separate NYPD van caught fire in Brooklyn.

The Eastern District Court of New York did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

“Coming to an assembly premeditated with loaded firearms, with bricks, with Molotov cocktails, is the furthest thing possible from civil disobedience,” Shea said Saturday, adding: “It is very difficult to practice de-escalation when you’re having a brick thrown at you, at your head.”

One officer had their teeth knocked out and some were hospitalized, Shea said.

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Police officers protect themselves with shields as protesters throw debris during a rally at the Barclays Center over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis Friday, May 29, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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According to the New York Post, Samantha Shader allegedly bit an officer’s leg as authorities tried taking her into custody.

While not much is known about her but a law enforcement source told the Daily Mail that both sisters had a history of clashing with police at protests.

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LIVE UPDATES: Protests continue across America in wake of George Floyd death

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6:54 p.m. — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a partial curfew for the downtown area from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

6:47 p.m. — The city of Atlanta said a 9 p.m. curfew will be effect Saturday.

6:45 p.m. — Philadelphia announced a “mandatory city-wide curfew” effective 8 p.m. Saturday through 6 a.m. Sunday.

“Only persons with essential duties will be permitted outdoors,” the Philadelphia Police tweeted.

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Hundreds of NYC protesters demand justice for George Floyd a day after violent riots

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Hundreds of New Yorkers took to the streets Saturday for the third day of protesting the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died after he was pinned to the ground by a white Minneapolis police officer.

The demonstrators, many wearing face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic, marched down New York City’s Harlem neighborhood, holding signs and demanding justice for Floyd and other black people during interactions with police.

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Protesters march through the streets of Harlem during a solidarity rally for George Floyd, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in New York. Floyd died after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Floyd died after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. Chauvin was arrested and charged with third-degree murder on Friday.

PROTESTS DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD RAMP UP AGAIN NATIONWIDE

The tone Saturday seemed relatively peaceful — in stark contrast to the violent riots that parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn experienced Friday night.

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Demonstrators participate in a solidarity rally for George Floyd, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Floyd died after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Photos showed a handful of protesters arrested, including several who were detained for blocking traffic on the FDR Drive while marching through Harlem.

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Protesters are arrested for blocking traffic on the F.D.R. while marching through Harlem during a solidarity rally for George Floyd, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in New York. Floyd died after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

In one photo, a police officer is seen using his bicycle to shove a protester back. It’s unclear what led to the interaction.

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A police officer uses his bicycle to shove a demonstrator on the F.D.R. during a solidarity rally for George Floyd, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in New York. Floyd died after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Outside Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan, police officers were seen detaining protesters. One photo showed one woman on the ground after an apparent scuffled with officers.

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Police detain protesters in front of Trump Tower during a solidarity rally for George Floyd, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in New York. Demonstrators took to the streets of New York City to protest the death of Floyd, a black man who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

On Friday night, protesters gathered in Manhattan’s Foley Square and outside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, invoking the names of other black people who died at the hands of police.

The peaceful demonstrations quickly escalated in violence as nighttime began, with more than 200 arrested.

AG BARR PROMISES ‘JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED’ AMID NATIONWIDE PROTESTS

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Police officers protect themselves with shields as protesters throw debris during a rally at the Barclays Center over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis Friday, May 29, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Video posted to social media showed New York City officers using batons and shoving protesters down as they took people into custody and cleared streets. One video showed on officer slam a woman to the ground as he walked past her in the street.

In one incident, protesters set fire to a police van in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood.

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In this photo provided by Khadijah, firefighters work to contain the flames from a New York City Police Department van ablaze, Friday, May 29, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York, amid a protest of the death of George Floyd in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis. (Khadijah via AP)

The New York Post reported that a Samantha Shader, 27, of Catskills, N.Y. was arrested and charged with the attempted murder of four NYPD cops after hurling a Molotov cocktail into a marked, occupied police van.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio promised Saturday an “independent review” following the anti-cop riots.

“We need to get to the bottom of exactly what happened and how we can do things better,” he said during a news conference. “I’m going to initiate an independent review immediately of the events of last night. … I want to know exactly what happened, why it happened, and what can be done better.”

De Blasio on Saturday suggested there was blame on both sides of the protest, accusing cops of pepper-spraying elected officials, and calling it “absolutely unacceptable” that there was a video of a cop throwing a protester to the ground.

“There were elected officials at this protest, some of whom were pepper-sprayed. What a horrible, horrible situation that the people represent us who are there on behalf their community, peacefully observing, trying to help keep the peace, that they ended up being victims of pepper-spraying. That’s unacceptable,” he said.

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Floyd’s death — and that of other black men and women in recent weeks — ignited a furor across the country, sparking at-times violent protests and riots in dozens of cities.

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A protester is arrested for blocking traffic on the F.D.R. after marching through Harlem during a solidarity rally for George Floyd, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in New York. Floyd died after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

At least two deaths were connected to the demonstrations; hundreds of people were arrested and police used batons, rubber bullets and pepper spray to push back crowds in some cities. Many departments reported officers were injured, while social media was awash in images of police using forceful tactics, throwing protesters to the ground, using bicycles as shields and trampling a protester while on horseback.

The unrest this week recalled the riots in Los Angeles nearly 30 years ago after the acquittal of the white police officers who beat Rodney King, a black motorist who had led them on a high-speed chase.

Fox News’ Adam Shaw and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Minneapolis mayor says ‘white supremacists,’ ‘out of state instigators’ behind protests, but arrests show different story

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Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said Saturday that state officials think “white supremacists” and “out-of-state instigators” could be behind the protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death, but a report showed that “about 86 percent” of arrests so far are mostly of in-state residents.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz also said Saturday that the majority of the protestors arrested were from outside Minneapolis and sought to take advantage of the chaos.

However, a report by KARE 11 showed “about 86 percent” of the 36 arrests listed their address in Minnesota, and that they live in Minneapolis or the metro area, according to data the outlet analyzed from the Hennepin County Jail’s roster. Five out-of-state cases came from Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Michigan and Missouri, according to KARE 11.

The Minneapolis Mayor’s office and police department did not return Fox News’ repeated calls for comment.

“We are now confronting white supremacists, members of organized crime, out of state instigators, and possibly even foreign actors to destroy and destabilize our city and our region,” Frey had tweeted Saturday.

“I think our best estimate of what we heard are about 20 percent are Minnesotans, and 80 percent are outside,” Walz also said Saturday during a news conference, KARE 11 reported.

In a tweet posted Saturday, a person who appears to be Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison can be seen with a copy of “Antifa, the Anti-Fascist Handbook.”

Officials are under pressure to address the at-times violent and destructive protests that broke out in the wake of Floyd’s death, as demonstrations continued into a fourth day Saturday.

President Trump told Frey to “get tough and fight” in a tweet Saturday after the mayor and Walz called in the Minnesota National Guard.

Walz said he authorized the “full mobilization” of the National Guard by calling in 2,500 guardsmen, saying that this was “an action that has never been taken in the 164-year history of the Minnesota National Guard.”

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“Our great cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are under assault by people who do not share our values, who do not value life and the work that went into this and are certainly not here to honor George Floyd,” Walz said.

Department of Safety Commissioner John Harrington also said that white nationalist groups are suspected of urging their members to use the protest as a cover to create more disruption and chaos, according to Courthouse News Service.

Attorney General Bill Barr urged the violent protests to stop to allow the peaceful protesters to be heard and respected under the rule of law.

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“Unfortunately, with the rioting that is occurring in many of our cities around the country, the voices of peaceful protest are being hijacked by violent radical elements,” Barr said in a statement Saturday.

“Groups of outside radicals and agitators are exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate and violent agenda.”

President Trump told reporters Saturday that the military is readily available.

“We have our military ready, willing and able, if they ever want to call our military. We can have troops on the ground very quickly,” Trump said from the White House lawn. “They’re using their National Guard right now, as you know.”

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The U.S. military is prohibited from acting as law enforcement on U.S. citizens, but under the Insurrection Act of 1807, state officials can call in the military help to stop a rebellion.

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Minneapolis woman on riots, looting after George Floyd’s death: ‘I have nowhere to go now’

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A disabled woman from Minneapolis who lives near the site of recent riots sparked by the death of George Floyd said Saturday her neighborhood has been destroyed leaving her with no refuge from the carnage and looting sweeping the area.

Stephanie Wilford, who lives in the southern part of the city, spoke with KSTP about the surrounding chaos and claimed rioters began causing mayhem for no reason.

“I have nowhere to go now. I have no way to get there because the buses aren’t running. People did this for no reason,” she said through tears. “It’s not going to bring George back here. George is in a better place than we are.”

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Wilford added, “Last night, I’m going to be honest, I wish I was where George was — because this is ridiculous. These people are tearing up my livelihood.”

Attorney General Bill Barr released a statement on Saturday promising that the federal government would step in to keep order, if necessary.

“The greatness of our nation comes from our commitment to the rule of law,” he wrote. “We must have law and order on our streets and in our communities, and it is the responsibility of the local and state leadership, in the first instance, to halt this violence.”

Barr added, “In that regard, it is a federal crime to cross state lines or to use interstate facilities to incite or participate in violent rioting. We will enforce these laws.”

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Following a Friday tweet from President Trump where he threatened to intervene if local leaders couldn’t control the situation, Gov. Tim Walz announced Saturday that he had authorized “full mobilization” of the state’s National Guard — something that has never been done in the Minnesota National Guard’s 164-year history.

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Protests demanding justice for George Floyd ramp up again nationwide

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Another day of protests in wake of the killing of George Floyd, a black man, at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer geared up Saturday as hundreds of people across the country hit the streets.

In Columbus, Ohio, dozens of protesters gathered outside the Ohio Statehouse on Saturday morning, many yelling “I can’t breathe,” “who do you serve?” and “no justice, no peace, no racist police.”

While it started largely peaceful, simmering anger quickly bubbled over, quickly getting out of hand.

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Local media reported police deployed tear gas after an officer was hurt in a confrontation with protesters. Images on social media showed police and protesters pouring water on their faces after the tear gas was deployed. A state of emergency was declared soon after.

In Tallahassee, Fla., unconfirmed videos appeared to show a driver of a red truck running vehicle into a crowd of protesters on Saturday. It was not immediately clear if anyone was injured.

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The Tallahassee Police Department did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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Floyd, 46, was declared dead on Memorial Day hours after he was pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer, later identified as Derek Chauvin, who kneeled on his neck. A video from the incident showed Floyd struggling to breathe. In a video recorded by a bystander, Floyd is heard saying he cannot breathe.

Floyd was pronounced dead Monday night.

Four police officers — Chauvin, Tomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng — were fired from the force Tuesday. Chauvin was arrested Friday and charged with murder in the third degree.

Following a fourth-straight day of protests in Minneapolis, Gov. Tim Walz announced he had authorized “full mobilization” of the state’s National Guard — a first in the Guard’s 164-year history.

“The tactics and the approach that we have taken have evolved and need to evolve the same way, with a sensitivity to the legitimate rage and anger that came after what the world witnessed in the murder of George Floyd and was manifested in a very healthy gathering of community to memorialize that Tuesday night, which was still present to a certain degree on Wednesday,” he said Saturday. “By Thursday it was nearly gone and last night is a mockery of pretending this is about George Floyd’s death or inequities or historical traumas to our communities of color.”

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The anger that seized the nation also comes in the wake of the killing in Georgia of Ahmaud Arbery, who was shot after being pursued by a white father and son while out running.

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Several hundred protesters rally around the south steps of the Kansas Statehouse to protest George Floyd’s death in Minnesota, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Topeka, Kan. The participants also recalled the 2017 death of Dominique White, who was fatally shot in Topeka while he fled from police. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

In Austin, Texas, hundreds of protests gathered in front of the city’s police headquarters — remaining relatively calm. It was in contrast to an overnight demonstration that saw police officers fire bean bag shots and make several arrests.

According to organizers, they were also calling for justice in the shooting death of 42-year-old Mike Ramos, a black and Hispanic man who was shot and killed by Austin officer Christopher Taylor in late April.

Protesters were seen climbing onto U.S. Interstate 35 bridge. At least one person was reportedly arrested outside the police department.

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Other protests Saturday were seen in New York City, Albany, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Newark and other cities across the country.

In Columbia, S.C., protesters gathered peacefully outside Justice Square before marching to the city’s police department headquarters. There, they were met with officers dressed in riot gear, videos posted on Twitter show.

In Cincinnati, Mayor John Cranley announced a 10 p.m. curfew Saturday and Sunday in the areas of the city following damage to businesses during protests the night before.

Cranley said hundreds of people had demonstrated peacefully, with no major issues before 11 p.m., but those who engaged in criminal activity “were not part of the protest.” Eleven people were arrested and more arrests will come as suspects are identified, he said.

Outside one of the damaged buildings, a sign read: “Racism is real. Silence is compliance.” In the city’s Washington Park, a crowd swelled to more than 1,000 and began marching toward City Hall through the streets. Organizers said they didn’t want a repeat of Friday night.

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Outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art, hundreds of demonstrators gathered, holding signs and chanting. There was also a gathering at Dilworth Park to kneel silently for nine minutes, as police watched.

Fox News’ Barnini Chakraborty and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Ex-NYPD lieutenant warns about ‘paid agitators’ during George Floyd riots

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Former NYPD Lt. Darrin Porcher warned about paid demonstrators infiltrating ongoing protests and riots and emphasized the importance of communities working with law enforcement.

“As a former NYPD lieutenant, I refer back to me being a practitioner in New York City and the many instances we had — what we referred to as paid agitators,” he told Fox News’ Arthel Neville on Saturday.

“These were people who were paid by specific groups to come in and quote, unquote, raise a level of anarchy — throwing things, just creating somewhat of a miscreant society … We knew who a lot these people were. because you would see them at one demonstration. Then a week later you would see the same demonstrator or agitator protesting all over again. They knew nothing nor cared anything about what the actual event was involved around.”

Porcher’s comments came as President Trump warned that out-of-state rioters and outside groups were infiltrating demonstrations in Minneapolis, where many expressed outrage over George Floyd‘s death after a police encounter.

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“80% of the RIOTERS in Minneapolis last night were from OUT OF STATE,” Trump tweeted on Saturday. “They are harming businesses (especially African American small businesses), homes, and the community of good, hardworking Minneapolis residents who want peace, equality, and to provide for their families.”

He also warned that “crossing state lines to incite violence is a FEDERAL CRIME,” tweeting specifically about the left-wing group Antifa.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey similarly announced that his city was encountering “out of state [sic] instigators, and possibly even foreign actors.”

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Porcher told Neville that police should utilize their relationships with the community in order to adequately address the threat posed by rioters.

“It’s one of these things where the police department is going to have to utilize their intelligence and that intelligence is going to go in two folds. You’re going to have community leaders that members of the department are going to have that relationship with,” he said.

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“And secondly, just based on the people that you come in contact with as an officer, you’re going to be able to assess what the temperament of that particular demonstration or riot is. You’re going to create a zone of safety and you’re going to create a Seri fortification around the area that’s being impacted.”

He continued: “You will also see a try angulation of different law enforcement agencies. When I refer to the train a triangulation I’m referring to the local and state police and the National Guard or military mp, so-to-speak. They’ll strategize how to best fit the personnel for the purpose of omnipresence and the arrests will be conducted by local police departments because that local police department is going to have a greater understanding of the inner workers of that particular area in Minneapolis.”

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