From the Associated Press:
St. Louis’ top prosecutor told The Associated Press on Monday that she is charging a white husband and wife with felony unlawful use of a weapon for displaying guns during a racial injustice protest outside their mansion.
Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced the charges against Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who are both personal injury attorneys in their 60s. They also face a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree assault.
Gardner said in an interview with the AP ahead of more broadly announcing the charges that the McCloskeys’ actions risked creating a violent situation during an otherwise nonviolent protest.
A husband and wife will be charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon for displaying guns during a racial injustice protest outside their mansion in St. Louis, the city's top prosecutor says. Supporters say the couple were legally defending their home. https://t.co/TBIBoPtb2C
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 20, 2020
ANARCHY in NYC: ‘Black Lives Matter’ Leader Accuses NYPD of Acting Like ‘Babies’ Over Protests
A prominent leader of the New York chapter of ‘Black Lives Matter’ accused the NYPD of acting “like a bunch of babies” in response to the anti-police protests following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
“You had [Sen.] Tim Scott [R-S.C.], you know, on the Republican side saying, ‘You know what? Cops aren’t doing what they need to do. Things need to change.’ You have Democrats saying, ‘Cops aren’t doing what they need to do. Things need to be changed,'” Newsome added.
“What are they doing?” asked Newsome. “They’re responding like a bunch of big babies. They’re whining. They’re complaining: ‘Oh, our morale is low. Oh, I’m sad! People don’t have faith in us.'”
“I believe in The Bible it says, ‘gird up thy loins.’ Well, I challenge police across the country to gird up their loins and accept the fact they’ve done wrong and correct it instead of digging their heels in and crying,” Newsome said.
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BIG APPLE BREAKDOWN: Bill De Blasio’s Daughter, 25, Arrested During Manhattan Protest for Blocking Traffic
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter was one of hundreds of demonstrators arrested over the weekend; reportedly taken into custody for blocking traffic during a protest in Manhattan Saturday night.
Chiara de Blasio is one of the nearly 790 people who have been arrested in New York City since protests over the death of George Floyd began last week https://t.co/UusGs3188p
— TIME (@TIME) June 1, 2020
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's daughter, Chiara, was arrested around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday near Union Square in Manhattan, a police official said.
Follow live updates of the protests in New York: https://t.co/Bo6wZQfwRq
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 1, 2020
“New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter, Chiara, was arrested around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday near Union Square in Manhattan, a police official said,” reports the New York Times.
“She had allegedly been blocking traffic on Broadway and was arrested after refusing to move, the source said,” adds the New York Post.
Read the full report here.