Baltimore Riots Thread III: Thugs Set Senior Center On Fire – Update: New AG Lynch Condemns Riots – Update: Cops Say Thugs Still Hurling Bricks At Them…Update: Center Was To House 60 Apartments For Seniors…Update: Several More Journalists Attacked

Just disgusting, I hope everyone got out safely. What social justice purpose does this serve?

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Fortunately, the center was under construction, and not occupied yet.

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Multiple fires being fought in the area:
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People had been laying back for about two hours, now moving up, firing tear gas at rioters.
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Several additional journalists have been attacked.

One, independent journalist, Steve Dorsey who was sent to the hospital, reported many injured people at hospital. Dorsey was attacked, had his phone stolen and suffered a knee injury that will require surgery.

Baltimore Sun reporter attacked:
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We mentioned the CNN journalist who was injured earlier, here he lists his injury:
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Rick Leventhal and his Fox Crew were just attacked by a group throwing bottles.

Marine Veteran Prisoner In Iran Taunted By Guards After Obama Fails To Mention Him At #WHCD

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Via ABC:

Just hours after President Obama used his appearance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner to call for the release of an American journalist held prisoner in Iran, another American held at the same prison was taunted by Iranian prison guards who told him the president did not mention his name, his family said.

The prisoner, Marine Corps veteran Amir Hekmati, called his mother over the weekend from the notorious Evin prison in Tehran, terrified that gaining his release is not a priority for the U.S. government, his family said. Now, in an emotional letter to the White House, Amir’s sister is demanding to know why the president has never said her brother’s name in public. He has been imprisoned for nearly four years.

“He has already been mistreated, abused, and tortured,” writes Sarah Hekmati, Amir’s sister, in a letter to White House counter-terrorism advisor Lisa Monaco. “Now the mental torture continues as he is made to feel that the country he put his life on the line for, the one he defended, and the president he voted for has left him behind and are not actively trying to secure his freedom.”

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MSNBC’s Michael Eric Dyson Blames Baltimore Riots On Wealth Disparity, Lead Poisoning, Urban Blight, The Orioles And Ravens…

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Oddly enough, Dyson doesn’t place an ounce of blame on the black community’s numerous glaring problems.

Via Mediaite:

While discussing the ongoing riots, MSNBC’s Michael Eric Dyson delivered a lengthy sermon Monday evening connecting the violent actions of some protesters to the Baltimore inner-city community’s long struggle with urban blight, lead poisoning, poor schooling, and wealth disparities.

Asked by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes to weigh in on looting and rioting following several days of largely peaceful protests in the name of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, a local resident killed while in police custody, Dyson said all violence is condemnable but added that some context is necessary to understand the current situation.

“The forces of oppression,” Dyson said, “have besieged that urban terrain.” The Baltimore Ravens and Orioles, he added, have contributed to the city’s problem “with their tax exempt status and their being given tremendous goodies to stay in the city” — “the urban blight contrasted to the extraordinary capital for some people.” […]

Dyson later lamented that much of the media coverage will focus on “hooligans” and “thugs,” but will miss larger points he believes need to be heard now that Baltimore is in the spotlight. “What we don’t have commentary about is the theft of capital from these urban post-industrial conditions,” he said. “What we don’t see is the fact that many people live in New York, Pennsylvania, and come to Baltimore and extract revenue from that city and they don’t give back to the communities, and result of there, that’s a sense that these people are disposable.”

So, yes, the violence is unnecessary, Dyson concluded, but what isn’t being said is how if people were to ask the rioters how they could destroy their own buildings, and conceivably their own future prospects, “Many of them would say, ‘We don’t have a future.’”

Obama Still Joking About Being Socialist, Muslim, And From Kenya…

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Via WaPo:

If there’s one thing we can count on from President Obama at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner every year, it’s him making jokes about being Muslim, foreign-born and socialist.

On Saturday, he joked about how busy he is, dealing with immigration, vetoes and Iran — all while finding time to pray five times a day. And then there was the one about how if Bernie Sanders became president, we’d have a “third Obama term after all” (“Apparently, some folks really want to see a pot-smoking socialist in the White House,” he said).

He got lots of laughs, but if you look back at all of his other routines, you’ll notice he has made similar jokes before. Not just once. Not just twice. Every. Single. Year. If it’s not broken, don’t fix it, right? Here’s a look back at Obama joking about being a socialist Muslim born in Kenya:

2014

“An American won the Boston Marathon for the first time in 30 years, which was inspiring and only fair, since a Kenyan has been president for the last six.”

“Let’s face it, Fox, you’ll miss me when I’m gone. It will be harder to convince the American people that Hillary was born in Kenya.”

2013

“These days, I look in the mirror and I have to admit, I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be.”

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UK Feminists To Hold Mass Demonstration Over “Offensive” Ad Campaign That Features Woman With “Beach Body”…

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The perpetually outraged feminazis at it again.

Via Guardian:

People angered by a controversial advert featuring a bikini-wearing model and asking “Are you beach body ready?” are planning a mass demonstration, complaining that the campaign promotes negative body issues.

Thousands of people have signed an online petition for the posters, for Protein World weight-loss products, to be removed from London’s Underground stations. Others have organised a “taking back the beach” protest, set for London’s Hyde Park on Saturday.

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said it had received 216 complaints with the general nature of complaints being that the ad is “offensive, irresponsible and harmful because it promotes an unhealthy body image”. The ASA said it was “carefully assessing” the complaints to “establish if there are ground for further action”.

More than 44,000 people had signed an online petition at change.org by lunchtime on Monday. Others angered by the ad have shared pictures, using the hashtag #everybodysready, of defaced posters.

The online petition reads: “Protein World is directly targeting individuals, aiming to make them feel physically inferior to the unrealistic body image of the bronzed model, in order to sell their product.

“Perhaps not everyone’s priority is having a ‘beach body’ (by the way, what is that?}, and making somebody feel guilty for not prioritising it by questioning their personal choices is a step too far.

“A body’s function is far more intricate and important than looking ‘beach ready’, so in fact it is Protein World who have confused their priorities, if anyone”.

Lib Darling Lena Dunham Receives Sexual Assault Leadership Award…After Falsely Accusing Man Of Rape…

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Disgusting…in more ways than one.

Via Breitbart:

Lena Dunham isn’t the only victim of her sexual assault, and yet despite the fact that her unconscionable behavior resulted in an innocent family man being accused of her rape, the “Girls” creator is still being celebrated and honored as a sexual assault role model at events like this weekend’s Variety’s Power of Women New York Luncheon, and throughout the mainstream media.

Here are the facts:

The tip of the spear of Dunham’s massive public relations campaign around the release of her auto-biography, was the news that she had been raped by a campus Republican.

In the autobiography, which was labeled as non-fiction, Dunham described her rapist using seven completely unnecessary details that immediately identified him — to anyone with five spare minutes and access to Google — as a high-profile and outspoken Republican she attended Oberlin College with during the mid-2000s — a real human being who now has a family, a career, and a Facebook page.

Those matching details included the facts that her rapist…

Is named Barry.
Was an Oberlin College graduate.
Attended Oberlin at the same time she did.
Was a Republican.
Was a prominent campus Republican.
Worked at a school library.
Was a super senior (a 5 year-student).
After the man falsely tagged as her rapist told National Review he was innocent, and that he was under fire by the media and living in constant fear of his name being forever smeared, Lena Dunham did absolutely nothing to clear his name.

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CCTV Cameraman Beaten By #BaltimoreRioters, Camera Stolen

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Video: Baltimore Mob Drags White Man From Store, Brutally Beats Him On Sidewalk…

Baltimore School Superintendent: “We Hope To Treat This Situation As A Teachable Moment”

Seriously? This guy thinks that the looting and rioting is a teachable moment?

Well, maybe it is, for how not to react…

Baltimore Riots Thread II: Rioters Take Selfies With Destroyed Cop Car – UPDATE: Mayor-They Need “Space To Destroy” – UPDATE: Thugs Slash Firefighters’ Hoses – UPDATE: Black Business Owners Tells Rioters Which Stores Are Chinese Owned…Update: Video Of Cops Being Pelted By Hundreds Of Bricks, Concrete…Update: State Of Emergency Declared, National Guard To Be Deployed, 10 PM Curfew Starting Tomorrow, Mayor Says Al Sharpton Welcome To Come…Update: Pastors Marching To Stop Rioters

Update: Obama must be jealous.

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MSM picking up on what we broke yesterday, that the Mayor of Baltimore said the city had given protesters who wanted to destroy, ‘space’ to do so.

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To see what cops have been dealing with from earlier, you can see one cop already injured being taken away around :18 as the rioters continue to attack.

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Not starting curfew until tomorrow? Huh?

Mayor speaking, saying difference between peaceful protesters and those thugs attacking today. They are trying to tear down what so many have fought for, things that will impact our community for years. We are employing every force we can.

Governor declares state of emergency. We will deploy the national guard, there will be a curfew city wide, 10 pm to 5 am. but not starting until tomorrow. This preliminary curfew will last for at least a week. Under 14 by 9pm curfew, already in force.

Also have activated emergency activation response to be prepared for anything that may occur.

Councilman Brandon Scott calling on every able bodied man and woman to stop these people. He said he will go out into the street himself to help.

Commissioner says at least 15 officers have been injured.

Mayor said if Al Sharpton wants to come, he is welcome.

Looting is continuing, but police rapid response seems to be improving.

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Pastors marching to try to stop violence. Nation of Islam members were standing between rioters and police trying to tell rioters to stop.

Poll: Just 26% Says Obama’s “Progressive” Utopia Leading America In Right Direction…

Damn bitter clingers!

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Surprise! Jimmy Carter Will Meet With Hamas Militants In Gaza This Week…

Carter meeting with Hamas? No way!

Via Breitbart:

Former U.S. Democratic President Jimmy Carter will travel to the Gaza Strip on Thursday and meet with officials from Hamas, the Jihadist terror organization that rules the Palestinian territory.

“Carter will arrive in Gaza on Thursday through the [Israeli-controlled] Erez border crossing to meet with leading Hamas officials,” a Palestinian security spokesperson told Anadolu Agency, a news outlet based in Turkey.

Carter, 90, will meet with the Hamas military chief Ismail Haneya, Xinhua reports.

He will attempt to seek reconciliation between Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah, the latter which rules the Palestinian areas of the West Bank. Carter has urged Saudi officials to help with his mediation efforts.

“Carter has lately met with prominent Saudi officials and urged their intervention to achieve reconciliation between Palestinian factions, which was welcomed by Riyadh,” a Hamas spokesperson told Anadolu Agency. “The Saudi government has begun preparations for mediation between the two movements to reach a ‘Mecca II’ agreement,” the spokesperson added.

Carter plans to arrive in the region on Thursday for a 3-day tour of Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip. His request to meet with Israel’s President and Prime Minister was denied. In refusing to meet with the 39th U.S. President, both offices cited his anti-Israel, pro-Hamas sentiments.

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Now Here’s A Mother! Mother Smacks Son In Head For Taking Part In #BaltimoreRiots

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Here’s video of the mother doing her thing. Good job, you tell him!

CNN’s Sally Kohn: Looting Is A Shame, But Perspective, People! #BaltimoreRising!

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Seven officers injured, one ‘unresponsive’. CNN journalist, from Sally’s own network injured. But hey, ‘Baltimore Rising’!

Here’s a clue, Sally. Black run city, black police commissioner, at least half police force is in fact black. If there’s a failure here, it’s that it’s a Democratically-run city that fails to address the real issues.

Baltimore Sun Attributes Riots Today To Social Media Flier Calling For “Purge”

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This in addition to the credible threat of the threat against police, and possible teaming up of Bloods and Crips to attack the police.

Police warned the mall, and shut down buses and subway, but apparently failed to marshall sufficient police forces.

Via Baltimore Sun:

The incident stemmed from a flier that circulated widely among city school students via social media about a “purge” to take place at 3 p.m., starting at Mondawmin Mall and ending downtown. Such memes have been known to circulate regularly among city school students, based on the film “The Purge,” about what would happen if all laws were suspended.

The flier included an image of protesters smashing the windshield of a police car Saturday during a march spurred by the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old man who suffered a spinal cord injury earlier this month after being arrested by city police.

Kowalczyk would not speculate on whether the incident was related to Gray’s death.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake activated the city’s emergency operation center just before 6 p.m. to coordinate response to the riots.

Police were preparing for rioting to make its way downtown, with officers in helmets and carrying shields stationed at Lexington Market and the Inner Harbor. Maryland State Police sent 40 troopers to the city, said Keiffer Mitchell, a top aide to Gov. Larry Hogan. Several other jurisdictions, including Baltimore and Howard counties, sent officers to assist.

All but one gate to Oriole Park at Camden Yards was closed, with a game set to begin at 7:05 p.m. But team officials postponed the game less than an hour before first pitch was scheduled.

BREAKING: Riots Break Out In Baltimore, Police Pelted With Bricks, At Least 7 Officers Injured, 1 “Unresponsive”- CNN Journalist Injured – UPDATE: WH Shields Obama From Questions

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The family asked specifically to stop the protests for today because of the funeral. Great respect they’re showing for the man for whom they say they’re ‘protesting’.

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White Sox and Orioles game has been postponed. National Guard has been put on alert.

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Heading toward city hall and the harbor.

CNN journalist injured:
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Because nothing says you care about Freddie Gray so much as stealing toilet paper…
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They are now looting a CVS.
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The social media went out to high school kids to “purge”, to riot and attack the police.


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Tear gas out:
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Officer injured on the ground:
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This is insane, there were crowds of young men armed with bricks and objects pelting cops, hundreds of objects pelting them. They came prepared to attack the police.

News reports are reporting not only the threats from the Black Guerrilla family, and that the Bloods and Crips have been contracted or agreed to attack the police.

The State Police have been called out.


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Attacking police car:

Police official reports at least one officer injured is “unresponsive”.

The effort to attack the police is different-looking, looks very deliberate effort to mass up and attack.

The scanner reports chaos, multiple officers down, many different spots, police overwhelmed in areas.

Update via The Hill:

President Obama dodged potential questions about violent street protests in Baltimore on Monday when he met with Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Obama met with Lynch for the first time since she was sworn in, but the White House barred print, radio, and television reporters from covering the Oval Office meeting. Only still photographers were allowed inside.

The president and his new attorney general said nothing while their pictures were taken, photographers told a pool reporter.
During the meeting, Lynch updated Obama on the situation in Baltimore and said she “stands ready to provide any assistance that might be helpful there,” the White House said in a statement.

Obama Tweets Out Call For Aspiring Community Organizers As Violent Riots Break Out In Baltimore…

No joke.

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British Labour Chief: You Know What I’m Gonna Do If I Become PM? Make Islamophobia An Aggravated Hate Crime…

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Thanks to this guy, you’ll probably be hearing a push for this here…

Via Hot Air:

Via Breitbart, a reminder that Britain’s left remains a few steps ahead of America’s in legally sanctioning thoughtcrime. Here in the good ol’ free-market U.S.A., we still prefer economic sanctions for deviating from ruling-class orthodoxy. But give us time. As a much older nation, the UK’s had longer to make “progress.”

There’s a parliamentary election set for 10 days for now so Miliband’s speaking here with an eye to that. I wonder which group he’s hoping to goose into turning out with these remarks — devout Muslims or Britain’s Social Justice Warriors? Frankly, apart from women’s issues and gay rights, there’s probably not much difference between those constituencies anymore.

“We are going to make [Islamophobia] an aggravated crime. We are going to make sure it is marked on people’s records with the police to make sure they root out Islamophobia as a hate crime,” Miliband told the Editor of The Muslim News, Ahmed J Versi in a wide ranging exclusive interview.

“We are going to change the law on this so we make it absolutely clear of our abhorrence of hate crime and Islamophobia. It will be the first time that the police will record Islamophobic attacks right across the country,” he said…

Throughout his interview, Miliband insisted that he took “extreme care” in what he said but it still did not stop him in using the generic term of “Islamist terrorism” and inferring the cause was religious rather than political when suggesting more than once it was based on “perverted ideology.”

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You Knew It Was Coming! Professor Claims Global Warming Caused Nepal Earthquake

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They’re still trying to rescue many people, whole villages are reported destroyed, but yes, let’s use a tragic disaster to push our crazed political point!

Via Daily Caller:

So not only does global warming cause volcanoes, but it also caused the massive earthquake that rocked Nepal Saturday and killed thousands of people.

“It now appears that there exists a clear relationship between the global warming and earthquakes and other under earth activities,” writes Dr. Vivek Kumar Srivastava, an assistant professor at India’s Kanpur University.

Srivastava argues that when permafrost melts in the Arctic “and associated areas due to the increased global temperature, it is quite likely that the under located areas of the earth are affected due to alteration in the pressure on the earth crust.” He adds that when “water level on the seas and oceans increase due to the increased water quantity caused by the global warming, impact on the inside zones of earth can cause many tremors.”

Nepal and surrounding areas were hit with a 7.8 magnitude earthquake Saturday that toppled houses and killed more than 3,000 people. So far, officials say that a further 6,500 people have been injured and responders are continuing to rescue climbers around Mount Everest. On Sunday, a massive aftershock rocked the region, exacerbating the damage.

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Obama Regime Fighting For Right To Use ‘Cell Phone Kill Switch’

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Oh, try that, the one thing that will get millions of Americans in an uproar is trying to kill their cell phones.

Via Al Jazeera:

For nearly a decade, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has maintained a policy for unilaterally shutting down private cellular service, over an entire metropolitan area if necessary, in the event of a national crisis.

Adopted without public notice or debate, Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) 303, often referred to as the cellphone kill switch, has been shrouded in secrecy from its inception and has outraged some civil liberties groups battling to make the policy public.

A key hearing in that fight is set for next week.

“We have no clue what’s in it or what it’s about,” says Harold Feld, the senior vice president of Public Knowledge, a public interest advocacy group. In 2012 the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed suit in federal court seeking disclosure of information about SOP 303’s basic guidelines and policy procedures.

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