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RandySF's Journal
RandySF's Journal
May 30, 2020

Minneapolis protestors set fire in residential neighborhood.


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May 30, 2020

Detroit protestor shot, killed by motorist.

DETROIT (WXYZ) — One person was killed as hundreds of people gathered in downtown Detroit on Friday night as part of nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis this week.

The shooting did not involve police.

A DPD spokesperson days a grey Dodge Durango pulled up and fired into the crowd, striking a 19-year-old man. The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital.


May 30, 2020

White House goes on brief lockdown after protest erupts nearby

The White House went into a brief lockdown on Friday evening as protests over the death of George Floyd raged nearby, according to reporters who said they were in the building at the time.

NBC News White House correspondent Peter Alexander said on Twitter that he was on lockdown inside the building as protests in the building's vicinity were ongoing. He later tweeted that the lockdown had been lifted.

Photos showed demonstrators gathering in Lafayette Park just outside the White House.


May 30, 2020

It's falling apart in Oakland

Fires being set. Probably the same group of Berkeley-based anarchists who trash the city every chance they get.

May 30, 2020

AP: Pentagon takes rare step of putting military police on alert to go to embattled Minneapolis

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Pentagon takes rare step of putting military police on alert to go to embattled Minneapolis.


May 30, 2020

Pentagon putting military police on alert for potential deployment to Minneapolis.

Reported just now on KTVU San Francisco.

May 30, 2020

CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Driver seen speeding through crowd during George Floyd protest arrested

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The driver caught on video speeding through the crowded protest taking place in front of the Bakersfield Police Headquarters in Downtown Bakersfield Friday has been arrested, according to BPD.

Video captured the driver speeding through the crowded street once as protesters tried to get out of the way. Then moments later the car is shown driving through the crowd again in the opposite direction.

BPD officials said a female was hit and suffered minor to moderate injuries.

BPD is still investigating. Officials are considering DUI, and possible assault or attempted murder charges.


May 30, 2020

DOJ backs lawsuit against Michigan governor's stay-at-home measures

(CNN)The Justice Department said in a court statement Friday evening that it was supporting the seven businesses that had filed a lawsuit challenging Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's executive orders related to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement of interest in the case, the department called the Democratic governor's coronavirus executive orders for her state, which has been hit hard by the pandemic, "arbitrary" and "irrational."

"In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state and federal governments have a shared interest in promoting the best possible public health strategies to combat the virus to protect the people of the United States from harm," the court statement said.

"But that interest does not justify government restrictions imposed upon its citizens without legal authority."

The lawsuit the Justice Department is supporting claims Whitmer's orders discriminate against the seven businesses, which include a real estate brokerage and a lawn and property maintenance company. The suit is just one of multiple challenges to Whitmer's orders.


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