At least 100 police agencies have withdrawn from helping guard the Democratic National Convention in August due to an order to stop using tear gas and pepper spray during demonstrations. The removal of the non-lethal tools leave the police with no choice but to use lethal force, and they are not willing to do that.
Samantha Shader is accused of hurling a Molotov cocktail at an NYPD van full of police during a George Floyd protest, and she claimed a trio of “black” strangers made her do it. Prosecutors say the bottle failed to ignite because she used toilet paper instead of a rag as the fuse. The facts do not support her story.
State Senator Louise Lucas ordered police to stand down and allow Black Lives Matter demonstrators destroy a Confederate monument, an effort that directly led to part of the statue toppling onto a man’s head, leaving him in critical condition. Senator Lucas instructed the crowd, “Go ahead wreck it!”