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We’ve seen news outlets ignore looting and murder while reporting “mostly peaceful” demonstrations. A week ago, 60 Secret Service officers were wounded by “mostly peaceful protestors” who likely also set fire to a historical Episcopalian Church. After AG Barr reset the protest line a block away to better protect police and historical landmarks, the usual suspects accused Orange Man Bad of clearing “peaceful protestors” for a photo op. Just one of thousands of truths that don’t fit the narrative for many alleged journalists. Most importantly, there are the murdered, the wounded, and those charged with felonies in connection with this assault on our nation.
I tried searching on this topic and found next to nothing. I have seen many murders and beatings on YouTube, but the search engines that can find a gnat named Bernie in Tierra del Fuego are stumped. It is very hard not to be cynical.
There are some who would like to see that the names are not seen, the stories not known. Mike Pence as reported by Fox News:
“We see in Joe Biden a willingness to align himself with people that are rioting on the streets, destroying the property and livelihoods, claiming the lives of innocent civilians and law enforcement officers, and yet not speaking a word on behalf of those that have been victims,” Pence told host Jesse Watters. “It’s all a part of the predictable, divisive politics of the American left.”
Federal charges: 53.
From the New York Post Thursday, June 11, “DOJ files federal charges against 53 protesters in nationwide riots“
Victor Cazares, murdered in Cicero, IL on June 1st. (Chicago Sun-Times)
David Dorn, retired policeman, murdered in front of a friends pawn shop in St. Louis, MO early June 2nd, video of the murder was posted on FaceBook. David Dorn was black. (AP)
Javar Harrell was shot while sitting in a car at a protest in Detroit, MI on May 29th. Police indicate that the shooting was not related to the protest and a suspect is in custody. (AP)
Italia Marie Kelly was shot in the back while leaving a protest at a Walmart in Davenport, IA on June 1st. The case is under investigation. (CBS 2 Iowa)
Patrick Underwood, Federal Protective Service, murdered in the line of duty protecting a federal building in Oakland May 31st. A gunman fired from a car, killing Underwood, and wounding another officer before speeding away. Patrick Underwood was black. (USA Today)
Unknown, shot in Cicero, IL on June 1st. (Chicago Sun-Times)
Chris Beaty, shot during rioting in Indianapolis late June 1st. Beaty managed nightclubs and was known for his high school football career. His death is under investigation. Chris Beaty was black. (IndyStar)
Calvin L. Horton, Jr., shot as a suspected looter by a store owner in Minneapolis. (StarTribune)
David McAtee, shot by police after allegedly firing on police near his restaurant in Louisville, KY June 1st. Facts are in dispute and two officers bore deactivated body cameras. Video from security cameras is imperfect and conclusions contested. David McAtee was black. (Courier Journal)
Dorian Murrell, shot during rioting in Indianapolis, IN early June 2nd. An arrest has been made. (IndyStar)
James Scurlock, shot and killed in Omaha, NE on May 31st by a bar owner who was found to be acting in self defense. (CBS)
Unknown, murdered in Davenport, IA June 1st, found with a gun under his body. (CBS 2 Iowa)
Unknown, self-inflicted death while trying to use an explosive to rob an ATM in Philadelphia, PA June 2nd. (CBS Philly)
Unknown, Federal Protective Service, shot in the line of duty protecting a federal building in Oakland May 31st. The gunman fired from a car that then sped away. (USA Today)
Unknown, a police officer was shot and injured while riding in a patrol car at 3AM in Davenport, IA June 1st. (CBS 2 Iowa)
This is a very incomplete list, and I hope to eventually fill in the names of the unknown, so I will add when I can in the comments. I have added where the information was available that someone was black. The hypocrisies need to be pointed out.
All contributions are welcome, please source them if you can. I would also point out that some of these sources have a record of whitewashing violent behavior for political reasons, I give them credit for reporting facts contrary to their biases.
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