Herschel Walker’s son goes off on Black Lives Matter: They’re ‘the KKK in blackface’ and ‘a terrorist organization’

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Christian Walker, the gay son of football legend Herschel Walker, unloaded on Black Lives Matter protesters and rioters in an in-your-face video posted to social media on Monday, calling them “domestic terrorists.”

“Anybody who honestly cares about black people could not support Black Lives Matter — it’s a terrorist organization, and personally I think it’s the KKK in blackface,” Walker said in the opening of the video posted on the Log Cabin Republicans’ Twitter account.

Log Cabin Republicans is the nation’s largest Republican organization dedicated to representing the LGBT community.

In the video, Walker, who lives in Los Angeles, recalls being frightened and then enraged after witnessing looting and burning taking place on the streets right outside his home.

“I was on the roof of my building in Los Angeles, and I was looking around town and the whole town was on fire because of radical BLM domestic terrorists,” he said. “There were 12 helicopters in the sky. I was freaking out, and all anyone had to say was, ‘Oh, let me go post a black square on Instagram!’ And I said, ‘Oh, no-no-no, I’m not giving up my country up to the radical left.'”

Walker, like his father — who made headlines for speaking in support of President Trump at the Republican National Convention last week — is an outspoken voice for the black conservative community in America.

He has risen to internet fame in recent weeks after posting videos denouncing leftist policies on his Twitter account.

In the video posted by Log Cabin Republicans Monday, Walker took aim specifically at the Black Lives Matter organization, which he argues uses racial division to promulgate its anti-American Marxist vision.

“If you go on Black Lives Matter[‘s] website,” Walker said. “They hate Western civilization, they hate our society, and really — to me — they hate black men. They wanna destroy the nuclear family.”

Last month, Walker appeared on Glenn Beck’s radio program to discuss the ongoing riots in America and what it’s like to be a young, outspoken conservative in today’s political climate.

During the interview, Walker again took time to dismantle the Black Lives Matter agenda, claiming it is doing nothing to make racism go away.

Parents are concerned over Black Lives Matter-themed reading assignment

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On Wednesday’s program, a listener sent Pat Gray a cellphone video to get the word out about the daily assignment her daughter, a fifth-grade student, must complete. The fifth-grade curriculum includes reading an article about the NBA and answering follow-up multiple-choice questions that are related to Black Lives Matter. Kentucky schools appear to have gone all-in on Black Lives Matter ideology. Here’s Pat with more.

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Black Lives Matter is OFFICIALLY in public school curriculum in Kentucky

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On Wednesday’s program, a listener sent Pat Gray a cellphone video to get the word out about the daily assignment her daughter, a fifth-grade student, must complete. The fifth-grade curriculum includes reading an article about the NBA and answering follow-up multiple-choice questions that are related to Black Lives Matter. Kentucky schools appear to have gone all-in on Black Lives Matter ideology. Here’s Pat with more.

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Portland man accused of two murders was jailed days prior for interfering with police at protest — but that charge was dropped the next day, and he was let go

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A Portland man accused of double murder was arrested just days before for interfering with police during a protest — but the charge related to the protest was dismissed the next day, and he was released from jail, KOIN-TV reported.

What are the details?

Cassy Leaton, 22, and Najaf “Nate” Hobbs, 39, were stabbed to death June 16, and police arrested Phillip Lawrence Nelson two days later, the station said, adding that the suspect faces two murder charges and is being held without bail.

imageCassy Leaton and Najaf “Nate” HobbsImage source: Portland Police Bureau

But on June 12, Nelson was arrested at a protest in downtown Portland on a misdemeanor charge of interfering with a peace officer, KOIN said, citing court records. However, that charge was dismissed the next day, the station said. Booking information indicates Nelson was released from the Multnomah County Detention Center.

This summer, Portland protesters routinely have been released in such a fashion following their arrests. As the Oregonian reported:

Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt has said his office won’t pursue demonstrators accused of interfering with police and disorderly conduct, among other charges, if the allegations don’t involve “deliberate” property damage, theft or force against another person, or threats of force.

As for the murders, KOIN reported that they may have stemmed from an ongoing dispute between the suspect and victims. Leaton and Hobbs’ roommate told police they were renting a unit in a fourplex from Nelson, who claimed to be the owner of the building, the station said, citing court records. But when the three roommates learned Nelson actually was squatting there, the trio changed the locks to their unit, which angered Nelson, KOIN reported, citing records.

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On the afternoon they were murdered, surveillance video captured Hobbs and Leaton going into the basement of the building, where the water control is located, according to court records. The pair came back upstairs, but then went back just a minute later. Shortly after that, surveillance video captured Leaton running out of the basement, stumbling and shouting for help before falling down. Bystanders rushed to her aid, but she did not survive.

Both Leaton and Hobbs had been stabbed numerous times, according to the medical examiner. A police officer said he found Hobbs’ body on the stairs, with a trail of blood leading to the basement. The officer also allegedly found a long-bladed knife and “significant amount of blood” inside the basement.

Nelson listed the lower left unit of the fourplex as his address the night he was arrested at the protest, police said. The surveillance video from June 16 allegedly captured him leaving through the back door of that unit after the stabbing, as bystanders were trying to save Leaton. Detectives found blood stains on the inside and outside handles of the door, according to court records.

Nelson told authorities he had been homeless, living in the Portland area for the two months before the crime, KOIN reported, citing court records for the murder arrest. His next court appearance is scheduled on Sept. 28, the station said.

Lawyer for family of LA man shot by police says officers shot him in back more than 20 times. Cops deny it.

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Police shot a Los Angeles man, Dijon Kizzee, at least 20 times during a Monday incident, his family’s attorney says.

Cops fatally shot Kizzee after he was reportedly violating vehicle codes while riding a bicycle. Kizzee fled, and allegedly dropped a semiautomatic handgun and had punched an officer in the face before police fired shots.

What are the details?

Attorney Ben Crump — who represents families of Ahmaud Arbery, Jacob Blake, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor — tweeted about the killing on Tuesday, said that authorities stopped Kizzee for violating the code, shot him more than 20 times, and left him for “hours.”

Crump wrote, “[Dijon Kizzee], a 29yo Black man, was fatally shot by @LASDHQ deputies. Cops stopped him while riding his bike for alleged ‘vehicle code violation.’ They say he ran, dropped clothes and handgun. He didn’t pick it up, but cops shot him in the back 20+ times then left him for hours.”

What else?

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Brandon Dean initially told the Los Angeles Times that reports alleging that police shot the victim more than 20 times were erroneous.

Dean on Monday said that two officers approached Kizzee riding his bicycle and determined that he had violated “codes,” which remain unnamed at the time of this reporting.

When the officers stopped Kizzee, he reportedly abandoned his bicycle and began running.

“Our suspect was holding some items of clothing in his hands, punched one of the officers in the face, and then dropped the items in his hands,” Dean said during a news conference on the shooting. “The deputies noticed that inside the clothing items he dropped was a black semiautomatic handgun, at which time a deputy-involved shooting occurred.”

First responders pronounced Kizzee dead at the scene.

“Give us time to conduct our investigation,” Dean advised reporters. “We will get all of the facts of this case and eventually present them.”

The officers, who have not been identified at the time of this reporting, were removed from patrol duty pending an investigation into the incident.

Kizzee’s killing sparked a fresh wave of protests against police brutality across the city.

(Content warning: Rough language, distressing imagery):

(H/T: Fox News)

Gun sales continue to soar at record highs in August as riots rage on

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As violent riots continue to rage on in communities across the country, Americans have continued to arm up at record-setting levels.

The Washington Free Beacon reported Tuesday that the U.S. saw more gun sales in August 2020 than any other August since the FBI has been logging data on the subject. According to the outlet’s analysis of FBI background check data, there were at least 1.6 million firearm purchases during the past month, a 57% increase compared to August of last year.

The outlet noted that just two other years — 2016 and 2019 — saw gun sales top 1 million in August, and sales in those months were still well under the totals from August 2020.

The record-setting month continues the trend for this year, as Americans have stocked up on firearms amid the coronavirus pandemic and the nationwide movement to defund police departments.

March 2020 saw the most single-month gun sales ever recorded, and every month since has topped year-over-year totals. In July, some retailers reported that they were running out of stock.

On Wednesday, the Washington Examiner reported that 2020 gun sales in America have already topped 2019 levels, with four months still to go in the year. Amazingly, among the nearly 15 million gun sales recorded this year are an estimated 5 million from first-time gun buyers.

A gun safety instructor recently told the Free Beacon that he has never seen more interest in firearms.

“In 15 years of teaching firearm safety, I have never seen a higher level of interest in guns,” said Rick Ector, whose firearms training academy is based in Detroit, Michigan. “I do not need to advertise, and my phone is constantly ringing.”

Ector added that the sales are likely driven by a combination of factors, including the pandemic, economic shutdowns, and violence in the streets in places like Portland, Oregon, and Kenosha, Wisconsin.

“Any single issue by itself would lead to an increase of people buying guns,” he said. “We have all four factors ‘in play’ and the run on guns is no surprise to me.”

As a side note, to get its numbers, the Free Beacon takes the total background checks performed, as reported by the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), and subtracts checks from the count that were coded for non-gun sales.

Horowitz: Coronavirus cases, hospitalizations soar in Hawaii since indoor and outdoor mask mandates

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At what point do results and outcomes begin to matter? On the current political trajectory, we will be stripped of our humanity and forced to wear face burkas indefinitely without any debate, votes, benchmarks, or transparency. Not only are there no randomized clinical trials showing evidence that mask-wearing in the general populace works to stop the spread of respiratory viruses, but the reality of these mandates in practice for the past few months shows they are worthless and that the virus spreads as it spreads, regardless of human input. The latest example is Hawaii.

Just like in the Philippines and Peru, Hawaii’s government has imposed a long, strict lockdown and has never emerged from it beyond a modified phase one reopening. Additionally, the state has had an indoor mask mandate in place since April 20 and an outdoor mandate (even while jogging!) since July 7. It is the model for what the political elites believe to be the key to stopping the spread. Yet the results are the same as they have been in every place that tried to put up a cloth in front of the inexorable spread of viral particles that can only be seen with an electron microscope.

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As you can see, Hawaii’s daily case count grew more than tenfold in July and August. All along, state officials thought they were steering this ship cleanly throughout the spring and that their draconian efforts avoided the spread of the virus. Instead, it has become clear that the virus simply arrives at southern latitudes several months later and spreads for six to eight weeks, as it does everywhere else.

If mask-wearing were as effective as the cult-like devotion to it claims and the strict legal enforcement of it were justified, then this result would be impossible. Let’s not forget that Hawaii is the most isolated state and has essentially choked off tourism and commerce. In addition, Hawaiian Airlines has the strictest mask policies among all airlines.

Hospitalizations have also increased eightfold since mid-July. And as my friend Ian Miller shows, this occurred long after mask-wearing became a universal requirement.

“Face coverings are one of the easiest ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said Oahu’s Mayor Kirk Caldwell in a July 3 order expanding the city’s mask mandate to outdoors. Well, Mr. Mayor, facts and data don’t care about your opinion.

And it’s not as if the edict is not being complied with. According to the New York Times, Hawaii has a high degree of compliance. The few people caught without masks have not only be cited, but arrested too. Then again, you can’t beat the mandate in the Philippines, where residents were threatened with getting shot for violating coronavirus orders, yet as in all southern latitudes, the country is experiencing a late spread. Ditto for Peru, which had a universal mask mandate for months but has the most COVID-19 deaths per capita in the world.

Now we know why Dr. Fauci said in July that there are no plans to conduct a randomized clinical trial to asses the effectiveness of universal mask-wearing in stopping the spread. We have a better litmus test than clinical studies: We have the reality of human experience in every corner of the world.

Just how confident is our government in the effectiveness of mask-wearing? The CDC recommends that someone who has come into contact with a person who has the virus for at least 15 minutes should quarantine, “irrespective of whether the person with COVID-19 or the contact was wearing a mask or whether the contact was wearing respiratory personal protective equipment (PPE).”

So, when it comes to actually making life decisions based on the mask cult, suddenly the science is as cheap and flimsy as the cloth itself. Yet in July, Dr. Robert Redfield, the CDC’s own director, said, “If we could get everyone to wear a mask right now, I think in four, six, eight weeks, we could bring this epidemic under control.”

Well, Dr. Redfield, I’ll do you one better. Hawaiians were wearing masks for nearly 20 weeks in an island state before the virus spread much at all. Yet it still appeared with a vengeance in July.

You can’t blame the CDC for not putting its money where its director’s political mouth now is, because as late as May, the CDC was citing the 10 randomized controlled trials that showed “no significant reduction in influenza transmission with the use of face masks.”

How much longer will we allow this flat-earth science to trump our liberty, human dignity, and right to breathe unrestricted air? Many states are mandating this even on small kids. Typically, in order to issue such a draconian and personal regulation of one’s person – to the extent that could ever be constitutional – the government must produce substantial evidence that the restriction is necessary and effective and propose its implementation through the least restrictive means for the minimal amount of time necessary. Sadly, the Constitution has been cast aside as callously as common sense and years’ worth of science on the spread of respiratory viruses.

California lawmaker forced to bring newborn to Assembly floor for vote after speaker denies request for proxy vote

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A California assemblymember was forced to bring her newborn baby to the Assembly floor because the speaker would not allow her to vote by proxy on a housing bill, Politico reported.

Democratic Assemblymember Buffy Wicks of Oakland literally held her 1-month-old baby while speaking on the Assembly floor about the bill. Her request to have someone vote on her behalf was denied because Assembly rules allow proxy voting only for people at higher risk from COVID-19.

The bill in question would allow for the construction of duplexes in a single-family home zones. Despite being on maternity leave, Wicks drove in with her baby to advocate for the bill. USA Today reported:

In a video on the Assembly floor, Wicks can be seen bouncing her 1-month-old baby and donning a face mask.

“I was actually in the middle of feeding my daughter when this bill came up. And I ran down on the floor today because I strongly believe we need to pass this bill,” she said of housing legislation. As her baby started fussing, Wicks said, “And Elly agrees that we absolutely need to pass this bill.”

“And I’m going to go finish feeding my daughter,” she concludes.

Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks talks about bringing newborn to assembly floor

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The housing bill ultimately did not pass.

Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon apologized to Wicks in a statement for not being more considerate of her circumstances.

“I want to make a full apology to Assemblymember Wicks,” Rendon said in a statement. “My intention was never to be inconsiderate toward her, her role as a legislator, or her role as a mother. Inclusivity and electing more women into politics are core elements of our Democratic values. Nevertheless, I failed to make sure our process took into account the unique needs of our Members. The Assembly needs to do better. I commit to doing better.”

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton helped the video of Wicks go viral on Twitter. Wicks worked on Clinton’s presidential campaign.

“California Assemblymember @buffywicks was told that having recently given birth wasn’t sufficient excuse to cast a vote remotely,” Clinton wrote. “So she brought her newborn daughter to the floor to weigh in on an important housing bill.”

Biden campaign rips President Trump for Kenosha visit, says former VP won’t go — then they change their mind the next day

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has decided to visit Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Thursday, making the decision one day after a senior adviser for his campaign said he didn’t want to go an disrupt the “peaceful nature” or the protests there, according to the Journal Sentinel.

“Vice President Biden will hold a community meeting in Kenosha to bring together Americans to heal and address the challenges we face,” a Biden campaign statement read. “After, Vice President Biden and Dr. Biden will make a local stop.”

Campaign adviser Symone Sanders just told CNN on Tuesday that while Biden did want to visit Wisconsin at some point, the campaign didn’t believe now is the right time and that a visit could be disruptive to the city.

“Look he doesn’t want to do anything that would create a tussle, if you will, on the ground,” Sanders said. “He doesn’t want to do anything to upset, kind of as you noted in your opening, the peaceful nature of what is currently happening in Kenosha but also throughout the state at large.”

Sanders said Trump’s visit to Kenosha was just “pouring gas” on the situation.

Things may have calmed down in Kenosha in recent days, but the week following the police shooting of Jacob Blake was anything but peaceful. Protests during the day devolved into riots after dark, with businesses being burned down and people being shot in the streets.

Some instigators of the unrest came from 44 different cities, police said, a trend that was also found in Minnesota after the death of George Floyd — outsiders converging on a volatile protest situation and escalating it to dangerous levels. Of the 175 people arrested last week during riots, 102 of them had out-of-state addresses listed.

Perhaps Biden’s pivot is a result of pressure from President Donald Trump, who visited Kenosha on Tuesday, touring the damage from the riots and announcing millions of dollars in funding to law enforcement and to local businesses that were damaged or destroyed. He placed the blame on far-left radicals for the situation.

“To stop the political violence we must also confront the radical ideology that includes this violence,” Trump said at a roundtable session in Kenosha. “Reckless far-left politicians continue to push the destructive message that our nation and our law enforcement are oppressive or racist — they’ll throw out any word that comes to them.”

The president pledged $42 million to support public safety in the state through law enforcement and prosecutors, and an additional $1 million to Kenosha police. And $4 million will go to local businesses for recovery.

Police are still investigating the Kenosha PD shooting of Blake, which occurred on Aug. 23. Blake was shot seven times in the back by an officer who reportedly believed Blake was reaching in his car for a knife that was found on the floor of the driver’s seat.

State Dept. officials monitored Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani, Fox News hosts’ social media accounts in the early days of the Ukraine scandal

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Officials at the United States Embassy in Kyiv may have broken federal law by launching an effort to monitor the social media accounts of 13 prominent Americans at the start of the Ukraine scandal in 2019, newly released State Department memos show.

According to a Just the News report by journalist John Solomon — who worked for The Hill at the time and was among the individuals monitored — the memos were made public Tuesday under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by the conservative watchdog Judicial Watch.

Other individuals listed as targets for monitoring in the memos included President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.; the president’s personal attorney, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani; Fox News hosts Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Lou Dobbs; conservative political commentator Dan Bongino; and Daily Wire reporter Ryan Saavedra.

The memos show that Marie Yovanovitch, U.S. ambassador in Ukraine at the time, along with former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent, were aware of the monitoring efforts.

The officials apparently used CrowdTangle, a popular social media monitoring product, to round up the accounts and log online posts about Yovanovitch, Hunter Biden, nefarious Ukrainian gas company Burisma, and liberal megadonor George Soros.

Here’s more from Solomon’s report:

“Key thing is to get up to ramming speed from the get go,Kent wrote in a March 27, 2019 email that discussed the social media monitoring efforts, which appear to have been prompted by early stories about the embassy’s activities with Ukrainian prosecutors and the Bidens at The Hill newspaper (written by this reporter) and on Fox News.

The same day, Yovanovitch received an email updating her on the social media monitoring.

“Thanks Ambassador — I just wanted you to be aware as we are really trying to help them and recognize how hard everyone is working in this especially trying time,” an official whose name was redacted wrote Yovanovitch. “The good news is our social media team back here is now helping to provide them with the reports they want when Kyiv is asleep/offline — through existing PD tools — so this should greatly help.”

By April 1, 2019, the embassy appears to have been instructed to cease the social media monitoring by officials in Washington.

“Thank you so very much for alerting everyone to this issue. We appreciate you shutting down the automated report,” an email entitled “Ukraine Twitter report” read.

Then in May, a digital media associate for EUR/PD Keniya-Trusant Group told the embassy officials that they would “unfortunately” need to go about monitoring social media posts the “old school way” so as to not violate a little thing called the Privacy Act of 1974.

“Going to chime in here — so regarding the influencers, there are some legal implications of making a list of Facebook influencers of Twitter influencers since they are technically private citizens (even though they’re publicly on the internet) and we cannot compile them into a list and monitor what they are saying using a third-party application without their knowledge,” the associate, whose name was redacted, wrote in an email. “To see what they’re saying, you unfortunately need to use the old school way and manually go to their feeds and view that way. Cumbersome but it’s in compliance with the Privacy Act of 1974.”

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton responded Tuesday to the release of the memos, arguing they prove that embassy officials essentially “set up an enemies list” for illicit monitoring.