Jake Paul’s House Raided by SWAT Team in Connection to Looting During Protests

A SWAT team raided the California home of YouTube star Jake Paul as part of an FBI investigation into a looting spree at an Arizona mall during George Floyd protests in May. Federal agents aided by an armed SWAT team raided Paul’s home in Calabasas, near Los Angeles, on Wednesday morning, reportedly taking several rifles out of the house….

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#NotMyFredHampton protests British actor Daniel Kaluuya cast as Black Panther in ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ starts

Once again, the tweets went, the role of an iconic Black American figure was being portrayed not by an African American, but by a Black British actor — in this case, Daniel Kaluuya. Last year, while some Americans were thrilled to see a movie about the abolitionist Harriet Tubman, others thought that British actor Cynthia Erivo should not have…

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LeBron James Has Blunt Response To Donald Trump’s Criticism Of Kneeling Protests

LeBron James is paying no mind to Donald Trump’s opinions on the NBA and the recent actions taken by the league’s players. Advocating for social justice has been of the utmost priority inside the NBA’s Orlando bubble. These efforts have included players sporting social-justice messages on the back of their jerseys, as well as the printing of “Black Lives…

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Caesar ‘the no drama llama’ is helping keep the peace at the Portland protests

Caesar McCool, “the no drama llama” is keeping the peace at the Portland protests. The well-known llama tends to diffuse situations, and people enjoy being in his company, his owner told Insider. Once a champion, the animal now works as a therapy llama and “llamactivist.”  Portland has been a site for anti-racism protests since May. When things get hot,…

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Protests Preceded Biggest Chicago Murder Wave in Decades

Over 100 homicides made July Chicago’s most violent month in decades, extending the rising tide of crime that, police data show, began at the same time as anti-police protests spawned by the death of George Floyd. With 105 deaths, July was the city’s deadliest month since 1992, but still only slightly more deadly than June’s 92. The weeks since…

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Officials Recommend Trump Take Executive Action as Coronavirus Talks Stall in Congress

Another round of stimulus funds has hit a roadblock in Congress leaving White House officials to recommend the president take executive action as large swaths of the economy remain closed amid the Wuhan coronavirus.  Treasury Sec. Steven Mnuchin, alongside White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, told reporters on Friday that he will be recommending to President Trump the…

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Fauci debunks Trump’s spin, declares US coronavirus outbreak worst in the world: “Numbers don’t lie” | Salon.com

Dr. Anthony Fauci has publicly disputed President Donald Trump’s repeated claims that his response to the coronavirus pandemic has been among the best in the world. According to the top infectious disease expert in the country, the opposite is true. Trump has repeatedly downplayed the impact of COVID-19, which has killed more than 158,000 people in the U.S. so far. Trump has…

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Council proposal would call on SPD to punish any officer who targets media at protests

Seattle needs to sort out what crowd control tactics it will allow its police force to use and what ones like tear gas and flash bangs it will not. After many of those same tactics used on protesters were also turned on journalists, medics, and legal observers during protests across Seattle and on Capitol Hill, citywide Seattle City Council…

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Trump takes three-day vacation at his New Jersey golf course amid stalled coronavirus relief talks | Salon.com

President Donald Trump driving a golf cart (Getty Images) Trump takes three-day vacation at his New Jersey golf course amid stalled coronavirus relief talks The Republican-controlled Senate led by Mitch McConnell also adjourned for a three-day weekend Bob Brigham August 7, 2020 2:56PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story President Donald Trump arrived in New Jersey on Thursday evening…

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Controversial witnesses testify at Senate Judiciary hearing on protests – Roll Call

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution held a hearing Tuesday on free speech and protests, but one witness in particular posed a problem for Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii. Witness Kyle Shideler is a senior analyst for the Center for Security Policy, a think tank that has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law…

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