WA State: Leftist Mayor Takes a Knee with BLM and Antifa, Gets Home Vandalized

Olympia Mayor Cheryl Selby has been supportive of Black Lives Matter, has backed the protests, and took a knee with BLM/ Antifa. However, when her home was vandalized by these same protesters, she called it “domestic terrorism.”

Mayor of Olympia, Washington, Cheryl Selby, has been a vocal proponent of Black Lives Matter and backer of the protests that have spread across the country amid the death of George Floyd, but when these same people vandalized her home, she called it “domestic terrorism.”

It was reported last week that “two groups converged in downtown Olympia, and some became destructive, burnings flags, smashing windows, and spray painting businesses” moving eventually migrating to Selby’s neighbourhood and vandalizing her home.

This same retraction of endorsement for the behaviour of the protesters and rioters happened with ESPN sportswriter, Chris Martin Palmer, who initially supported the riots in Minneapolis, but called those same people “animals” when they came for his home.

One group was made up of about 50 people dressed in black to recreate a protest that had previously occurred in the area. And a second group was comprised of about 30 people who were wearing neon-yellow T-shirts, referring to themselves as the “peacekeepers,” who cleaned up after the people in black.

“The black-clad group marched to City Hall before making its way through downtown Olympia. The protesters took trashcans and ‘ROAD WORK AHEAD’ signs from parking lots and sidewalks, dragging them into the streets and flipping them on their sides. The ‘peacekeepers’ then put them back while the other group heckled them,” according to the Daily Wire.

The group dressed in black made its way to Selby’s South Capitol neighbourhood, chanting “abolish the police” outside her home as someone spray-painted “BLM” on her door and porch.

A nearby man reportedly was able to get the protesters to leave.

Though the group finally did leave, they returned to downtown, “spray painting store fronts, street signs, lamp posts and sidewalks.”

Although neither Selby nor any part of her family was home at the time, she received text notifications from neighbours letting her know about the vandalism.

“I’m really trying to process this,” Selby said. “It’s like domestic terrorism. It’s unfair.”

“It hurts when you’re giving so much to your community,” she added.

Selby’s home was also targeted a couple years ago by protesters, during a May Day protest. The protesters chanted about her and distributed leaflets.

Though she is a progressive Democrat, she has been targeted by members of her own political party, and she said she worries for her neighbours who have small children.

“People have so little grace for each other right now. We need to have more grace,” Selby said.

She added that “it’s pretty traumatic when somebody comes to your home.”

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Climate ‘Expert’ Claims World Has 6 Months to Avert Climate Crisis

Fatih Birol, head of the International Energy Agency, said the world has only six months to change the course of the looming climate crisis and, thereby, prevent a post-lockdown rebound in greenhouse-gas emissions that would cause a climate catastrophe. The IEA has calculated that governments are planning to spend $9-trillion globally in the next few months on rescuing their economies from COVID-19. The IEA believes that this money, or an additional amount comparable to it, should subsidize green jobs instead of bailing out high-carbon-producing companies.

The world has only six months in which to change the course of the climate crisis and prevent a post-lockdown rebound in greenhouse gas emissions that would overwhelm efforts to stave off climate catastrophe, one of the world’s foremost energy experts has warned.

“This year is the last time we have, if we are not to see a carbon rebound,” said Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency.

Governments are planning to spend $9tn (£7.2tn) globally in the next few months on rescuing their economies from the coronavirus crisis, the IEA has calculated. The stimulus packages created this year will determine the shape of the global economy for the next three years, according to Birol, and within that time emissions must start to fall sharply and permanently, or climate targets will be out of reach.

“The next three years will determine the course of the next 30 years and beyond,” Birol told the Guardian. “If we do not [take action] we will surely see a rebound in emissions. If emissions rebound, it is very difficult to see how they will be brought down in future. This is why we are urging governments to have sustainable recovery packages.”

Carbon dioxide emissions plunged by a global average of 17% in April, compared with last year, but have since surged again to within about 5% of last year’s levels.

In a report published on Thursday, the IEA – the world’s gold standard for energy analysis – set out the first global blueprint for a green recovery, focusing on reforms to energy generation and consumption. Wind and solar power should be a top focus, the report advised, alongside energy efficiency improvements to buildings and industries, and the modernisation of electricity grids.

Creating jobs must be the priority for countries where millions have been thrown into unemployment by the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdowns. The IEA’s analysis shows that targeting green jobs – such as retrofitting buildings to make them more energy efficient, putting up solar panels and constructing wind farms – is more effective than pouring money into the high-carbon economy.

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Portland Police Clear Protesters from Mayor Wheeler’s Home

Portland police cleared out a protest that had been building overnight in the Pearl District, outside leftist Mayor Ted Wheeler’s apartment. The protest group, Care Not Cops, began setting up camp and demonstrating the morning that Portland City Council was voting on the 2020-21 city budget, which cut $15-million from the police bureau. By midnight, the group grew into hundreds of protesters that were blocking off streets with dumpsters, plywood, fencing and other materials. Just after 5:30 a.m. police declared an unlawful assembly and started to clear the scene where only 50 protesters were left. -GEG

Protesters with the group Care Not Cops had set up outside Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s Pearl District apartment to demand more police cuts.

Portland police early Thursday morning cleared out a protest that had been building overnight in the Pearl District, outside Mayor Ted Wheeler’s apartment.

Wheeler was out picking up trash and helping to clean up the mess afterward.

“I live here, and these are my neighbors,” he said. “And I’m sure they’re not very happy this morning. They’re probably not very excited to be my neighbors at the moment. So I’m out here doing my part.”

The protest group Care Not Cops began the demonstration Wednesday morning as Portland City Council was set to vote on the 2020-21 city budget, which cuts $15 million from the police bureau. The budget vote passed just after noon on Wednesday.

Protesters say the cuts are not enough, and they’re calling for defunding the Portland Police Bureau to the tune of $50 million. Commissioner Chloe Eudaly also called for $50 million in cuts and voted against the budget. But Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, who championed most of the cuts, said Wednesday that number is not based on any rational analysis of the full Portland budget.

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Atlanta Police ‘Walk Out’ When Officer was Charged with Murder of Rayshard Brooks

Atlanta: Officer Garrett Rolfe was charged with felony murder, and faces the death penalty for shooting Rayshard Brooks who grabbed the officer’s Taser and fired it at him. Under Georgia law, a Taser is considered a deadly weapon. His fellow police officers responded by refusing to take calls or calling out sick; only one officer showed up for work Thursday morning in Zone 6. A representative for the International Brotherhood of Police Officers said that officers are feeling “abandoned, betrayed, used in a political game.” They also feel fear that using force to protect themselves against criminals will get them fired or arrested. Defunding and prosecution of police has led to a marked increase in crime. In New York City, the number of murders has doubled over the past month compared to this time last year. -GEG

On Wednesday night several Atlanta police officers called off after two police officers were charged in the death of Rayshard Brooks at a Wendy’s last weekend.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution confirmed the reports that several police called out.

From the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

“There are officers saying they are not going to leave the precinct unless to help another officer,” Vince Champion, Southeast regional director for the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Some are walking off and sitting in their personal vehicles.”

And the Atlanta Police confirmed there was a “call out” tonight.

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Protesters Converge on New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s House

Mayor Cantrell praised Black Lives Matter that inspired protests across the nation in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, but she condemned several hundred demonstrators who were joined by Black Lives Matter when they converged on her home. The crowd used bullhorns demanding higher wages, cheaper housing, and redistribution of wealth, to be paid from the police department’s budget. -GEG

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell supports the Black Lives Matter protesters 100%.
Except when they protest outside her home.

She supports the radical leftist protesters to harass you – just not her.

So she thinks it’s OK if they hit up your home?

NOLA.com reported:

Five days after hundreds of protesters swarmed the outside of her Broadmoor home demanding support for hospitality workers, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell issued a scathing rebuke of their actions, saying they scared her daughter and should take their concerns to state lawmakers.

In an open letter released late Tuesday, Cantrell praised the Black Lives Matter movement that has inspired protests across the nation in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, but condemned demonstrators who used the movement’s rallying cry when they converged on her home.

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