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Pennsylvania federal prosecutor says looters ‘hijacking democracy’, rips Philadelphia DA

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U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania William McSwain told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Wednesday that the liberal policies of Philadelphia‘s district attorney are hurting efforts to prevent criminals from inflicting more damage on the city.

“We are at an important moment in Philadelphia’s history, and in our nation’s history,” McSwain told host Tucker Carlson. “We can go down one of two paths. We can either go down a positive path of peaceful protests, respect for democracy, [and] racial healing, or we can go down a destructive path of crime and lawlessness and bending to the mob — and I know what path I want to go down.

“We are working very hard to step in and make sure there is accountability and punishment for their rioting and of the looting and the arson that we’ve seen,” said McSwain, who added, “I think that the vast majority of people want to take the positive path.”

FLASHBACK: PROSECUTORS RIPS PHILADELPHIA OFFICIALS FOR USING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC TO ‘FLING OPEN THE PRISON DOORS’

Earlier Wednesday, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that charges had been filed against a man accused of selling homemade dynamite used to blow up ATMs in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley.

“We are seeing a small percentage of people try to hijack our democracy and it’s important that we stand up and it’s important that we condemn the acts that we are seeing,” the prosecutor added.

McSwain also warned that people must not “sugarcoat” the violence or “make excuses” for it and “hedge” as to whether it supports any larger cause.

“[We need] full-throated, unequivocal condemnation and that’s certainly what I’m trying to do,” he said. “[But] we have a specific problem in Philadelphia … Mr. [Larry] Krasner, he’s actually scolding the media in Philadelphia for showing the pictures of the rioting, the looting, the arsons, the burning of the police cars and the like.”

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McSwain has repeatedly criticized Krasner, the Democratic district attorney, who has been seen as a progressive political force in the prosecutor’s office.

“That [the destruction] steps on his narrative that this is all legitimate protest, and he’s not at all interested in putting any of these people in jail or having any accountability,” McSwain told Carlson. “So again, the federal government is having to step into that accountability vacuum because I think we do speak for the majority, the vast majority of America.”

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Some George Floyd looters took cars to NYC, carried crowbars, report says

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The New York Police Department (NYPD) is now investigating a series of burglaries they believed were carried out under the cover of the George Floyd protests.

Police are collecting license plate numbers on vehicles they suspect of carrying looters to different parts of Manhattan, who eyewitnesses say were seen outside storefronts with sledgehammers and crowbars, according to ABC News.

Video footage of looters at the George Floyd protests have emerged over the last couple days as mass looting has become an issue in dozens of cities.

Police forces overwhelmed with the protests have been unable to stop all the looters and vandals causing destruction across cities nationwide.

FEDS INVESTIGATING WHETHER CRIMINAL ACTORS EXERTING ‘COMMAND AND CONTROL’ OVER UNREST AS BRICKS THROWN AT COPS

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized the NYPD’s response to Monday night’s destruction.

“I am disappointed and outraged what happened in New York City, that looting and criminal activity hurt everyone in the communities of the protests,” Cuomo said from a press conference Tuesday.

“The NYPD and the mayor did not do their job last night. I believe that,” Cuomo said. “The police in New York City were not effective in doing their job last night. Period.”

Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the governor’s remarks were “disgraceful” and that he owed an apology to the “36,000 hard-working men and women who have been putting their lives on the line fo us.”

GEORGE FLOYD UNREST: POLICE OUT IN FORCE IN MAJOR CITIES TO TAMP DOWN ON RIOTS AS CURFEWS TAKE EFFECT

“He dishonored the men and women of the NYPD in an absolute inappropriate way for any elected official who blames the NYPD while they were out there fighting on the streets in order to protect people, and I think that’s disgraceful,” de Blasio said.

President Trump released a tweet advising New York authorities to call in the National Guard, a move the president has been pushing nationwide, all week.

De Blasio responded in a press conference Tuesday, dismissing the need for National Guard.

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“We do not need the National Guard to come into New York City,” said de Blasio. “When outside armed forces come into communities, especially these intense situations they have not been trained for, that’s a dangerous scenario.”

“We have 36,000 police officers who will keep this city safe,” he added.

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Tucker bashes America’s leaders, says they ‘feel nothing as our nation descends into anarchy’

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Tucker Carlson opened his show Wednesday night by reflecting that many of America’s political leaders appear “exhilarated by” the widespread violence gripping America’s cities — and deaf to the pain it has inflicted upon civil society and individual residents and business owners.

“For many of us, this has been one of the saddest and most painful weeks in memory,” the “Tucker Carlson Tonight” host said. “Depressing doesn’t even begin to describe it. We have watched as mobs of violent cretins have burned our cities, defaced our monuments, beaten old women in the streets, shot police officers and stolen everything in sight.

“How many innocent Americans have these people hurt?” he asked. “How many have they murdered? We don’t know that number but it’s the country itself that so many worry about at this point.”

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By contrast, Carlson charged, “so many of our leaders … feel nothing as our nation descends into anarchy. They see the chaos instead as an opportunity to solidify their control; to increase their market share to win our elections.

“They have no interest in talking about the details about what is actually happening out there on our streets. In fact, they are hiding those details, demanding that you forget what you saw.”

Carlson then played a montage of violence committed by rioters and looters across America over the past several days.

“That’s what they’re encouraging,” he said. “It has nothing to do with civil rights, it’s violent and the criminals you just saw on the screen are not protesters. The people cheering them on from their TV studios have no patience for real protests or real protesters.”

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Later in his monologue, Carlson showed two more video clips. One featured a protester torturing a dog. Another clip, filmed in New York City Monday, showed a man identifying himself as a Black Lives Matter “employee” and asking a white woman to get on her knees and apologizing for her “white privilege.”

“‘No justice, no peace,’ they chant as a man tortures a dog,” Carlson intoned disgustedly. “These are the worst people in America and our leaders have let them do whatever they want. So of course they want more. Their latest demand is that we eliminate the police entirely. No more law enforcement in this country. That would mean more power for the mob. They can do anything. It would mean never-ending terror for you and for your family. That’s why they want it.”

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Obama-era ex-intel official secures bail for NYC lawyer suspected of hurling Molotov cocktail in George Floyd unrest

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A former high-level Obama administration intelligence official has paid the $250,000 bail for the New York City lawyer who allegedly firebombed an unoccupied NYPD police cruiser early Saturday, calling the suspect her “best friend,” Fox News has confirmed.

The Washington Free Beacon first reported that Salmah Rizvi, who served in the Defense Department and State Department during the Obama administration, went to bat Urooj Rahman, who was arrested this weekend alongside Pryor Cashman associate Colinford Mattis.

Rizvi, an associate at the law firm Ropes & Gray, told the court: “Urooj Rahman is my best friend and I am an associate at the law firm Ropes & Gray in Washington, D.C. … I earn $255,000 a year.”

The Free Beacon noted that, according to her biography at the Islamic Scholarship Fund, Rizvi’s “high-value work would often inform the president’s daily briefs.” Rahman’s biography on Ropes & Gray’s website states that she was an analyst “focusing primarily on sanctioned finance operations.”

Rahman also received a scholarship supported by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a radical anti-Israel group, and was a fellow at a legal organization that supports boycotting Israel. In 2009, the FBI severed its once-close ties to CAIR amid mounting evidence that the group had links to a support network for Hamas.

NY POST: PHOTO APPEARS TO SHOW WOMAN HOLDING MOLOTOV BEFORE HURLING IT AT NYPD

Rahman and Mattis are charged with intentionally setting fire to a police cruiser, and could each face up to 20 years in prison. Mattis had been furloughed amid the coronavirus pandemic and is currently suspended without pay from the law firm Pryor Cashman, Fox News was told. Both have now made bail.

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Police ride their scooters through the East Village neighborhood of New York, patrolling the streets during an imposed curfew on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in New York. Thousands of demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd remained on New York City streets on Tuesday after an 8 p.m. curfew put in place by officials struggling to stanch destruction and growing complaints that the nation’s biggest city was reeling out of control night after night. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Evidence in the case appeared strong, the judge acknowledged. Prosecutors presented the court a photograph appearing to show Mattis driving a van from which Rahman allegedly hurled a Molotov cocktail at the police cruiser. Authorities said they later found additional incendiary devices in the car.

As a result, prosecutors strenuously objected to the decision by U.S. District Judge Margo Brodie to grant bail and release the attorneys on home detention with GPS monitoring devices. Prosecutors said Mattis, for example, has “not demonstrated himself to be a rational person” and that “bomb-throwers” should not be released back onto the streets amid continuing demonstrations.

“The conduct was reckless, it was violent, it was completely lawless,” the judge said, before noting that the pair had a stable social circle and would be confined to their homes.

WSJ OPINION: THE MYTH OF SYSTEMIC POLICE RACISM

The news that highly educated attorneys were participating in violent protests has stunned the legal community and New Yorkers in general. The development raised questions as to how attorneys with promising futures became interested in pursuing violent forms of protest.

Fox News has obtained and reviewed communications from Yale Law School’s internal message board, known as “The Wall,” which seemingly indicate that disdain for American institutions isn’t uncommon among elite legal programs. Yale Law School is one of the nation’s most prestigious professional schools, and routinely sends apparently anti-American alumni into prominent positions in government and private practice.

For example, Ropes & Gray, the firm where Rizvi currently works, also employs Jordan Bryant — an associate who previously declared on “The Wall” that she hopes America is burned “to the ground.”

“F–k the United States,” Bryant wrote to a secretive listserv available to Yale Law School classmates in 2014, amid the protests surrounding Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Mo.

“The stench of the putrefaction of poorly-buried bodies murdered in the name of freedom(read white freedom) has not dissipated in 400 years. Why do we remain here, where we are so clearly unwanted? It’s time for a mass exodus. I am a citizen of this place name only; my nationality is not Americanas far as I am concerned. Black people, use the US for a passport and nothing else. Mine this den of hypocrisy for the privileges it can afford you, and shun it otherwise. I pray for Michael Brown’s family, but do not pray for this country. Indeed, I hope we burn it to the ground.”

A handful of Yale classmates attempted to challenge Bryant’s comments on “The Wall,” and were immediately rebuffed en masse by multiple other students for committing “microaggressions” against a “person of color,” documents reviewed by Fox News showed.

Presented with Bryant’s comments on Wednesday, Ropes & Gray said they don’t reflect the firm’s values.

“Ropes & Gray was built on the foundation of human rights, dignity and equality,” a firm spokesperson told Fox News. “We continue to maintain those core values and our commitment to freedom, justice and equality under the laws of the United States. Acts of racism, violence and hatred have no place in our society — and we strongly condemn them.  The statements made are inconsistent with our values as a firm.  Words that might incite others to violence have no place in our civil discourse.”

NYU-TRAINED LAWER STANDS ACCUSED IN FIREBOMBING

New York University Law School, where both Rizvi and Mattis received their law degrees, issued a statement through its dean Trevor Morrison over the weekend condemning systemic violence against black Americans: “Change will not come easily, but problems of criminal justice, racial justice, and fair policing are deep societal problems that demand attention,” Morrison wrote.

“As lawyers, professors, students, and citizens of the world, we all have both an opportunity and an obligation to seek solutions,” Morrison continued. “We stand together. And together we can help make real and lasting change.”

The statement did not mention violence against police or store owners. When pressed by Fox News, the law school eventually updated its statement to add a condemnation of violence against police and protesters.

“It is deeply regrettable that, amidst the peaceful demonstrations of the past week, some have resorted to violence, but it would be inappropriate for the Law School to comment on allegations against specific individuals,” the law school responded.

For his part, Obama has praised the “transformative” protests in the wake of Floyd’s death.

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Virginia police chief: George Floyd protesters blocked first responders from house fire with child inside

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A Virginia police chief held back tears over the weekend as he described how protesters allegedly set a house on fire while a child was inside over the weekend, and then blocked firefighters from responding quickly.

“Last night, protesters intentionally set a fire to an occupied building on Broad Street,” Richmond Chief Smith told reporters Sunday. “This is not the only occupied building that has been set fire to over the last two days, but they prohibited us from getting on scene. We had to force our way to make a clear path for the fire department. Protesters intercepted that fire apparatus several blocks away with vehicles and blocked that fire department’s access to the structure fire. Inside that home was a child.”

The chid and occupants inside were eventually rescued from the home, he said.

“Officers were able to –,” Smith said before an emotional pause. “Officers were able to help those people out of the house. We were able to get the fire department there safely.”

He then lashed out at the protesters, whom he accused of hijacking a “legitimate issue” for “unknown reasons.”

Meanwhile, the Richmond Fire Department shared a different version of what happened with WTVR-TV. Fire spokesman Lt. Chris Armstrong said the blaze occurred on Monroe Street in a car that spread to the exterior of a nearby building. The fire did not spread to the inside, he said.

A father and son were outside the building unharmed when firefighters arrived at the scene, Armstrong said. He confirmed that the fire crew’s response was slowed as some trash cans were set ablaze and a protester stood in front of a fire truck and refused to move.

“The person did not get out of the way. Someone also threw something at the vehicle,” Armstrong told the station.

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Additional protesters approached the truck but were ran off by police officers.

Like in other cities across the county, Richmond has experienced peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd but also violence and looting in the past week. Smith said physical violence in the city included a shooting between two protesters Sunday morning.

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LA County charges more than 60 for looting, other crimes during unrest

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More than 60 people have been arrested for looting and other crimes around Los Angeles during the recent unrest, according a bureau statement.

Protests began across the country following the death of unarmed Minneapolis black man George Floyd while in police custody. While the protests have largely been peaceful, conflict between protesters and police have provided the perfect distraction for a mix of opportunists and third-party instigators to take advantage of the situation.

LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced that the LAPD has arrested and charged 61 people for looting during the protests, as well as for assault and/or battery on officers, possession of a destructive device and identity theft.

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“I support the peaceful organized protests that already have brought needed attention to racial inequality throughout our society, including in the criminal justice system,” Lacey said. “I also have a constitutional and ethical duty to protect the public and prosecute people who loot and vandalize our community.”

The cases have ranged from a 15-year-old who has been charged with assault upon a peace officer to a group that attempted to flee pursuit. In the case of felony looting, a punishment of up to three years in county jail may be delivered.

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The dual nature of the pandemic and the protests has created a complex situation for the court system, with some cases setting zero bail due to the guidelines under the Judicial Council of California.

Lacey expects to see more cases presented through the week as many cases and charges are currently under consideration. In some instances, people were released before charges could be filed.

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In addition to the 61 charges, 11 cases were declined due to insufficient evidence, 19 were referred back to law enforcement for further investigation and 31 were referred for misdemeanor filing consideration instead.

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George Floyd unrest: Police out in force in major cities to tamp down on riots as curfews take effect

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Police were out in force Wednesday evening in cities across the country to enforce curfews that were seen as helping reduce late-night rioting Tuesday, and officials are hoping for a calmer evening amid the ongoing George Floyd protests.

In cities such as New York City and Orlando, video captured police taking curfew violators into custody just after 8 p.m.

Peaceful protests in dozens of cities across the U.S. at times turned violent as security officials clashed with demonstrators over racial inequality and police brutality.

All four former police officers involved in the George Floyd case were charged Wednesday.

MINNEAPOLIS OFFICER FACES UPGRADED MURDER CHARGE IN GEORGE FLOYD DEATH, 3 OTHERS CHARGED

Derek Chauvin, the former policer officer that kneeled on the back of Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes, received elevated charges of second-degree murder Wednesday.

The other three former police officers, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao, who were on the scene when Floyd died, have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder.

Benjamin Crump, an attorney for the Floyd family called the charges a “bittersweet moment.”

Chauvin initially had been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

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Several states are preparing for George Floyd’s memorial services, the first of which is set to take place in Minneapolis Thursday, followed by North Carolina and Texas throughout the next six days.

Protests continued in dozens of cities, but Tuesday evening saw a calmer night in Washington, D.C., New York and St. Louis, after a retired police officer was shot and killed Tuesday morning after a looting incident.

Brian Powell, son of the retired police officer gave a message to Fox2Now Wednesday that said, “Know the real reason that you are protesting. Let’s do it in a positive manner,” Powell told the media outlet. “We don’t have to go out and loot and do all the other things.”

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio applauded community efforts to clean up after the riots and credited the efforts by the New York Police Department in preventing more widespread damage to neighborhoods and businesses.

“Last night we took a step forward in moving out of this difficult period we’ve had the last few days and moving to a better time,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

Washington, D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham told reporters Wednesday that he believes the curfew is helping to combat the riots.

“The curfew gives the police the ability to stop the violence that we saw two nights during the course of this event,” he said. “If you have large groups that are clearly peacefully protesting … those groups are going to be allowed to peacefully protest.”

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser lifted the city’s curfew from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. after a calmer night of protesting.

Bower also said that she will not be ordering in additional National Guardsmen despite President Trump’s suggestion to “deploy the National Guard in sufficient numbers,” earlier this week.

Police used tear gas in Atlanta to disperse a crowd that persisted after the 9 p.m. curfew and violence broke out in Seattle when protests went from peaceful to violent as some demonstrators started throwing objects at police officers.

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Minneapolis protests continued last night and on Wednesday, Gov. Tim Walz extended a 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. curfew for Minneapolis and St. Paul through Thursday.

“Minnesotans need more than ever to lean on their neighbors, show up for their communities, and add their voice to this urgent conversation on addressing our systemic problems,” Walz said Wednesday. “Yet they’ve made those sacrifices to stay home through the curfew to help keep our neighborhoods safe.”

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Possible suspect identified in Madeleine McCann case

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Scotland Yard is looking into a 43-year-old German man in connection with the case of Madeleine McCann, who disappeared at age 3 while on vacation with her parents at a Portuguese resort in May 2007.

The suspect is believed to have traveled around Portugal in a camper van and authorities think he was in the area where she went missing, according to BBC News.

The suspect also reportedly owns another vehicle — a Jaguar — that he transferred to another name the day after McCann’s disappearance.

“Someone out there knows a lot more than they’re letting on,” Detective Chief Inspector Mark Cranwell said on German television Wednesday. “Some people will know the man we’re describing today … you may be aware of some of the things he’s done.”

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German investigators are classifying the case as a “murder inquiry,” on their end, but are not naming the suspect. The BBC also reported that the suspect had been in jail on an “unrelated matter” and has past criminal convictions.

McCann was the subject of a Netflix Documentary last year that featured experts and key figures from the case, according to The Sun.

Jim Gamble, the top child protection cop during the first McCann investigation, said, “I absolutely believe that in my lifetime we will find out what has happened to Madeleine McCann. There’s huge hope to be had with the advances in technology. Year on year DNA is getting better. Year on year other techniques, including facial recognition, are getting better.”

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He added, “Year on year other techniques, including facial recognition, are getting better. And as we use that technology to revisit and review that which we captured in the past, there’s every likelihood that something we already know will slip into position.”

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Gutfeld on the murder of Mr. Dorn

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David Dorn spent his last moments on Earth bleeding to death on a sidewalk in front of a looted shop early Tuesday. He was a retired police captain in St. Louis and he was protecting a store.

Dorn was 77. His death was shown on Facebook Live. He was a black man. A family man. A good man.  Black lives matter. But not to looters, rioters and agitators. Shall we blame this on systemic racism?

Who shot David Dorn? Who knows? A stranger? Maybe Seth Rogan or Patton Oswalt already bailed him out.

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Dorn’s son, Brian Powell said of his father’s death: “It was senseless – over TVs, over stuff that’s replaceable. They’re forgetting the real message for the protest and the positiveness that’s supposed to come out of it and we get this negative light that’s shown on a situation that really needed light to be brought to it.”

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Dorn’s daughter-in-law, Vanessa Powell, said: “I just hope that the person that did this that they come forth or whatever because this is just so senseless, and I’m just I’m tired of it, I’m tired.”

The fact is, fealty to the mob begets only more of the mob. Redefining bloodlust as justified leads to death. And not just David Dorn’s, but a country’s too.

A day ago was Blackout Tuesday, when virtue-signalers set their Instagrams to all black to support the protests going on around the country. What an analogy for the media.

The media blacks the violence to hide their culpability. Which protects incompetent leaders, criminals and an army of cowardly journalists. Their job: keep the chaos on endless repeat.

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Maybe David Dorn’s death can change things. Maybe we can protest loudly in his name and loudly demand action. It’s time, because there’s no Superman coming to save the day for us. There’s no one but us.

And, to quote a CNN anchor, who says protests need to be peaceful?

On CNN, Chris Cuomo said: “Please, show me where it says protesters are supposed to be polite and peaceful. Because I can show you that outraged citizens are the ones who have America what she is and led to any major milestones. Be honest, this is not a tranquil time.”

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No thanks to Chris Cuomo. As cities are ravaged, he says protests don’t have to be peaceful. Chris, I invite you to meet me in my neighborhood to see what outrage created – the ravaged stores, the dead-eyed looks from people trying to salvage what’s left of their lives.

If only they could work in media, and see the silver lining in their ruin. This is not a tranquil time. Thanks for the honesty, Chris.

Adapted from Greg Gutfeld’s monologue on “The Five,” on June 3, 2020.

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NC Walmart reopens days ahead of schedule after looters ransacked store amid George Floyd protests

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A Walmart Supercenter in Fayetteville, N.C., reopened Wednesday morning, two days earlier than anticipated following protests related to the death of George Floyd.

District manager Brady Rowland told The Fayetteville Observer that the store’s 300 employees and members of the community have been working to get the business reopened quickly.

“They all came to work,” he said. “They all had dustpans and brooms and [were] wearing gloves and masks… Literally, the community had come out to try and clean up. They cleaned the entire parking lot, moved things outside. They were like, ‘What happened last night is not our community. We are here to support our local store.'”

The Walmart was reportedly damaged during protests on Saturday night following the death of Floyd on May 25 while he was in Minneapolis police custody.

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Hundreds of people charged the store’s front doors right after midnight and began kicking them in, The Observer reported. The disruptors also poured white paint on the floors and stole items off the shelves — some of which still remain empty.

Rowland also said there were still hundreds of looters in the Walmart just before 7 a.m. on Sunday when he arrived for his shift.

“There were still tons of cars, probably 150 to 200 people still out running in and out of the store,” he told The Observer. “All the doors were still open. People are still loading up stuff against the building.”

He was forced to call 911 so police could help escort him into the building, he said.

“Literally, [police] were here in a couple of minutes. A bunch of them showed up,” Rowland added.

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The store now has new hours in line with a local curfew set for 8 p.m. and will close early at 5:00 p.m.

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