WASHINGTON DC – As violence on law enforcement seems to escalate across the country, police are asking for your help in identifying a man who attacked police.
First – let’s back up.
On May 25th, disgraced former Officer David Chauvin attempted to arrest George Floyd for having and trying to pass a counterfeit bill. During that arrest, Chauvin actions led to Floyd dying in the street.
On May 29th, Chauvin was arrested and charged with murder in one of the quickest criminal investigations into a murder ever conducted involving a police officer. However, his arrest was not enough for people across the country, and Washington DC was no different.
On May 31st, protesters and rioters descended in and around Lafayette Park and began setting fires and breaking into businesses and vehicles that were left there. Officers worked to calm the crowd, and two of them were struck in the head with bricks as thanks.
The scene that night was one of chaos, protesters and rioters throwing rocks and bottles at Secret Service Agents around the White House and others tossed fireworks at buildings and officers.
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations was set damaged and set on fire, according to USA Today. Included in the arsons that night, the historic Saint John’s Church had the basement set on fire, causing massive damage.
During the mayhem, two officers were injured after being struck in the head by someone intentionally throwing bricks at them.
Investigators from the Second District of the Metropolitan Police Department are asking for help in identifying the person responsible. This incident happened in the area of the 1600 block of H Street NW.
The officers were taken to the hospital for medical treatment – there is currently no update provided on their condition. Police are releasing photographs from video surveillance in the area of a person they believe is responsible .
If you can identify them, DC police are requesting you contact them with the identity.
The officers were injured while people like Travis Sinclair, a salesman, was participating in the protest. He told USA Today:
“There’s been way too many lives taken by police. And there’s been little or no action taken against them….They can’t just keep killing people.”
Sinclair walked around carrying a sign that said, “Arrest, Charge, & Convict the Accomplices.”
Other signs seen in the crowd were “Being Black Shouldn’t Be a Death Sentence and Abolish Qualified Immunity.”
People like Sinclair and the majority of the people in that crowd actually believe what they are being told, that police officers are inherently racist and just simply want to harm people of color.
Although this an absolute lie which is completely disputed by fact, they buy the line hook line and sinker and decide to do whatever it takes if it were true.
The Washington Post, a very democrat favoring publication, keeps a database of all officer involved killings in the United States. This database clearly shows that white people are killed by police far more than any other race in America.
Last year alone, 1,003 people were shot and killed by police, of those, far more numbers of white people were killed than any other race, which would make sense as white people make up the majority of the nation.
In cases of unarmed people, 25 killed were white, 14 were black.
If systemic racism was true, the numbers would be greatly reversed and then these protesters and rioters may have a point, if the circumstances leading up to the shooting did not warrant it.
Last years statistics show that a black person has a far greater chance of being struck by lightening than being killed by a police officer, regardless if that shooting was justified or not.
Lies and misinformation that the mainstream media spew about police officers causing an unjustified hatred of them. The vast majority of officers are in it for the right reasons, to help out their community, to help those that cannot stand up for themselves, and to protect people, regardless of race, creed, or religion.
Officers that do not hold those values are weeded out and should be, no good cop wants to work alongside a bad one, bad ones give all cops a bad name and they hate it.
Constant harassment and attacks on police officers is not the answer in a civilized society and it is time for the people of America to know the facts about what is actually going on and stop causing police officers to get hurt for doing their job.
UN Human Rights Council agrees to hold “urgent debate” on “systematic racism” and “police brutality” in America (Op-ed)
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NEW YORK CITY, N.Y.- The U.N. Human Rights Council, which counts among its members Libya, Somalia, and Venezuela, those virtues of human rights and tolerance, has agreed to “hold an urgent debate” regarding allegations of “systemic racism, police brutality and violence against peaceful protests” in the United States.
The debate is scheduled for this coming Wednesday.
According to Reuters, the decision by the council came about after a request by Burkina Faso, who made the request on behalf of African countries based on the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. Floyd’s death ignited riots and some peaceful protests across the United States, as well as in other countries around the world.
“We think it is a moment to really discuss this issue, as you have seen with the demonstrations all over Europe, including here in Geneva,” said Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger, Austria’s ambassador who is currently serving as the president of the Council.
“This is a topic which is not just about one country, it goes well beyond that,” she said in a news conference.
She added that African countries may propose a resolution for consideration by the council at the debate.
The United States, which used to be a member of the council quit two years ago, alleging bias against Israel.
While the U.S. mission in Geneva had no comment on the proposal by the council to discuss internal American issues, however last week did issue a statement over the Floyd death, saying that justice and transparency were “core values” of the United States.
The request by the African countries which was made public by the United Nations said:
“The death of George Floyd is unfortunately not an isolated incident. The numbers of previous cases of unarmed people of African descent who met the same fate because of uncontrolled police violence are legion.”
So, we are going to have a country such as Libya investigating so-called “human rights abuses” in the United States.
According to Amnesty USA, after the fall of the Gaddafi government in 2011, forces tied to three rival governments in the country, plus other armed groups and militias, have “committed serious violations of international law and abuses of human rights with impunity.”
Amnesty USA says that these groups have carried out “indiscriminate attacks in heavily populated areas,” which have resulted in deaths of civilians. They allege that armed groups in the country have engaged in abductions and indefinite detentions of Libyan people.
Armed groups, militia and state officials have engaged in torture and poor treatment of prisons in the country. But they’re going to make a decision on alleged human rights violations in the United States.
In Somalia since 1991, the country of Somalia has been involved in civil conflict, causing both the state and the economy to collapse. Southern and central portions of the country have been torn apart due to violence between armed Islamist groups and pro-government forces.
Huge numbers of civilians have been killed or injured as a result of “indiscriminate attacks and generalized violence. Over two million Somalis have been forced to leave their homes.
Aid agencies are denied access to the country by armed groups, with humanitarian workers, journalists and other activists being put at risk of killings and abductions due to the instability of the country. Amnesty USA notes that the southern and central portions of the country are under control of armed groups, who carry out unlawful killings, torture and forced recruitment.
An Islamist group, al-Shabab forces boys, some as young as nine years old into their groups. Somali girls are taken to cook and clean for them, and are forced to marry al-Shabab members. “Somalia’s TFG forces are also responsible for recruiting, using, killing and maiming children in armed conflict.”
Lastly, we have Venezuela. Last August, the offices of a television station were attacked by armed men. Tear gas grenades were used and a security guard was beaten; this was done because this television station was believed to oppose government policies.
Amnesty USA noted that opposition political parties were targeted by the government of Venezuela, having been “harassed, threatened and intimidated,” and were also subjected to bogus criminal charges. Government advocates physically attacked people who were suspected of being in opposition to the government.
Those three countries are only the tip of the iceberg. Having countries such as Venezuela, Somalia and Libya on the U.N. Human Rights Council making decisions on alleged human rights violations by the United States would be like Antifa reviewing police tactics in response to their riots.
United States should tell the U.N. to go pound sand.
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