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May 31, 2020

Cuomo: Violent Protests Allow Trump 'To Tweet About Looting Rather Than Murder By A Police Officer'

"Violence never works, how many protests have we had? How many nights have we gone through like last night? How many times have we burned down our own businesses, our own neighborhoods, and our own communities. Burning down your own house never works and never makes sense," says New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. "It dishonors Mr. Floyd's death. Mr. Floyd was not violent. Mr. Floyd was compliant."

"When you are violent it creates a scapegoat to shift the blame. It allows the president of the United States to tweet about looting rather than about murder by a police officer."

May 31, 2020

Protests in Albany turn violent, businesses damaged

ALBANY -- Earlier peaceful protests quickly escalated to violent protests Saturday night in the city's south end.

This, just days after the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in Minneapolis police custody. There is outrage after a video surfaced showing Officer Derek Chauvin, now facing third degree murder and manslaughter charges, pinning Floyd to the ground with a knee to his neck for nearly nine minutes.

Fires were set in Albany, looting occurred, and police cars were smashed Saturday night. Numerous videos show violence across the city overnight.

At the Albany County Board of Elections building on South Pearl Street, windows were broken. Police warned people to stay away from the area overnight.

A police presence was also seen outside the Department of Probation. This building also has broken windows. The windows of many businesses on South Pearl Street were smashed.

There was also looting throughout these protests at businesses downtown off Central Avenue.

Read more, includes videos: https://wnyt.com/albany-new-york-news/albany-protests-turn-violent-businesses-damaged-south-pearl-street-arch-street-albany-police-south-station-colonie-center-mandt-bank-park-avenue-wine-and-liquor-berkshire-bank-/5747018/

May 31, 2020

Bill Maher Tweets his New Rules #BlueToo from 6/15/18


The original video:
New Rule: #BlueToo

Bill calls for a review of police hiring practices and demands that good cops stop protecting their abusive peers.

May 31, 2020

Police Fire Pepper Bullets At Protesters In Chaotic Washington, D.C. Scene - MSNBC

Garrett Haake reports from a chaotic downtown Washington, D.C. where law enforcement fired pepper bullets at protesters.

May 31, 2020

Car Burns In Washington D.C. Amid George Floyd Protesting - MSNBC

MSNBC’s Garret Haake reports from the scene of a torched car in Washington D.C., two blocks from the White House, amid protests over George Floyd’s death.

May 31, 2020

Angela Merkel Practices Social Distancing by Staying Four Thousand Miles Away from Trump

BERLIN (The Borowitz Report)—In an effort to practice social distancing, the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, is staying four thousand miles away from Donald Trump, Merkel has confirmed.

Merkel’s decision to decline Trump’s invitation to a possible meeting of the G-7 in Washington was based “entirely on science,” Merkel told reporters.

“Epidemiologists have recommended that, in order to be safe, one should social-distance by six feet,” she said. “It only stands to reason that I will be even safer if I social-distance by twenty-one million feet.”

Merkel said that she was taking the extremely cautious social-distancing measures regarding Trump because of “the danger posed by being in proximity to someone who speaks so loudly and incessantly.”

“His mouth is like a firehose of droplets,” she said, shuddering.

Asked whether she would reconsider a White House visit if Trump agreed to wear a mask, she said, “Donald Trump with a mask is clearly a big improvement over Donald Trump without a mask, but no.”

The German leader added that she could envision making a trip to the Oval Office if “events on the ground change,” most likely in January of 2021.

Short article, no more at link: https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/angela-merkel-practices-social-distancing-by-staying-four-thousand-miles-away-from-trump

Photograph by Peter Nicholls / EPE-EFE / Shutterstock

May 31, 2020

See Flash-Bangs Go Off Near NBC News Reporter As Minneapolis Protesters Retreat - MSNBC

Watch the moment a flash-bang goes off near NBC News’ Morgan Chesky and his crew as protesters retreat from police setting off tear gas in Minneapolis.

May 31, 2020

Police Shoot Tear Gas Toward MSNBC Crew, Protesters, 'There Was No Warning Whatsoever' - MSNBC

Ali Velshi and his crew are hit by tear gas while reporting from the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis.

May 30, 2020

It's tough adopting older dogs since you know it's not a whole lifetime

But I just can't seem to help it, since I've found dogs who need me. My eldest pup was my Barney who they said was 10 or 11 when he found me. He was a cocker like the dog I grew up with, but he'd been a stud dog at a "commercial kennel" until he got too old and they said he needed "a special home" since he had never lived with people and wasn't housebroken. But his foster mom, a wonderful woman who did an amazing job with him, kept in touch and still visited a few times. He was just the best dog, beautiful with the best temperament and I had him for 8 precious years. And I'm counting on having Jack at least as long.

May 30, 2020

Protests Persist After Arrest Of Officer Involved In George Floyd Killing - The 11th Hour - MSNBC

MSNBC Ali Velshi joins from Minneapolis where a fourth night of protests has broken out after the fatal arrest of George Floyd who died after a now fired and arrested officer knelt on his neck. Aired on 05/29/2020.

Protesters Clash With Police In Cities Nationwide Over George Floyd's Death | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

MSNBC Correspondent Morgan Chesky joins from Minneapolis where protesters are defying a citywide curfew to continue protesting the fatal arrest of George Floyd as similar protests break out in cities across America. Aired on 05/29/2020.

Police In Louisville Fire Pepper Bullets At Press During Chaotic Protest | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

A local reporter in Louisville, Kentucky, was hit with pepper bullets fired by law enforcement during chaotic protests after the deaths of Breonna Taylor there and George Floyd in Minneapolis. Aired on 05/29/2020.

DeRay McKesson: Not Even COVID Stopped Police Killings In The U.S. | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Activist, organizer, and author DeRay McKesson reacts to the nationwide protests that continue in the wake of the fatal arrest of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Aired on 05/29/2020.

Brian Williams: This Is The Definition Of A Tough Time In America | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

MSNBC's Brian Williams reacts to the protests and clashes with police breaking out coast to coast in the wake of the fatal arrest of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Aired on 05/29/2020.

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