Philadelphia Police Temporarily Ban Tear Gas for Crowd Control

new video loaded: Philadelphia Police Temporarily Ban Tear Gas for Crowd Control transcript Back bars 0:00/0:38 –0:38 transcript Philadelphia Police Temporarily Ban Tear Gas for Crowd Control The announcement came hours after The New York Times published its visual investigation into a protest against police brutality in Philadelphia on June 1. I humbly apologize to […]

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Protesters Tear Down Confederate Statues in Raleigh

new video loaded: Protesters Tear Down Confederate Statues in Raleigh transcript Back bars 0:00/0:47 –0:47 transcript Protesters Tear Down Confederate Statues in Raleigh Protesters in North Carolina dismantled parts of a Confederate monument late Friday evening near the state capitol in downtown Raleigh, after an earlier attempt was thwarted by the police. “Back up, back […]

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Tens of Thousands Protest in Mali Amid Growing Opposition to Keita Presidency

BAMAKO, Mali — Police fired tear gas at protesters demanding President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s resignation on Friday as tens of thousands took to the streets for the second time this month in Mali’s capital, Bamako. The ongoing unrest underscored the mounting opposition to Mr. Keita, who has led the West African country since 2013 when […]

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Man shot during protest over Spanish conqueror’s statue

A man was shot Monday night as protesters in New Mexico’s largest city tried to tear down a bronze statue of a Spanish conquistador outside the Albuquerque Museum. The man was taken to a hospital but his condition was not immediately unknown, said Albuquerque police spokesman Gilbert Gallegos. A confrontation erupted between protesters and a […]

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Secret Service walks back denial of using tear gas on White House protesters

The U.S. Secret Service on Saturday reversed its denial that no agents used tear gas June 1 to remove protesters near the White House, as the park clearing has come under intense criticism and the focus of a lawsuit from activists who allege law enforcement violated their constitutional rights to demonstrate against George Floyd’s death. After further reviewing the controversial Lafayette […]

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The Latest: 10 resign from SWAT team amid safety concerns

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Dallas officials agree to 90-day ban on use of tear gas against demonstrators. — Judge orders pause on use of tear gas against protesters in Seattle. — Minneapolis council takes step toward abolishing police department. ___ HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Ten members of a South Florida police department’s SWAT team […]

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The Latest: Dallas officials agree to 90-day ban on tear gas

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Dallas officials agree to 90-day ban on use of tear gas against demonstrators. — Judge orders pause on use of tear gas against protesters in Seattle. — Minneapolis council takes step toward abolishing police department. — Kentucky commission votes to remove Confederate statue from Capitol. ___ DALLAS — Dallas officials […]

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Judge orders Seattle to stop using tear gas during protests

A U.S. judge on Friday ordered Seattle police to temporarily stop using tear gas, pepper spray and flash-bang devices to break up peaceful protests, a victory for groups who say authorities have overreacted to recent demonstrations over police brutality and racial injustice in the liberal city. U.S. District Judge Richard Jones issued the two-week order […]

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The Latest Police Tool in Protests: Paintball Guns

Amid tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades, police are turning to a lesser-known crowd control agent: paintballs. Essentially no different than the ones a gaming enthusiast would use, paintball guns used by law enforcement compress air to fire small spheres that, upon impact, dispense liquid paint or an irritant powder. While companies that make […]

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Scotland calls on UK to end tear gas exports to US in response to George Floyd protests

Scotland’s parliament voted Thursday to call on the U.K. to suspend exports of tear gas, riot gear and rubber bullets to the U.S. in light of the recent Black Lives Matter protests that have spread across the nation following the death of George Floyd. In a motion lead by Minister of Scottish Parliament (MSP) Patrick Harvie, the […]

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AOC leads congressional fight to ban police use of tear gas: ‘Chemical weapon?’

Congressional Democrats, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, announced a proposal Wednesday to ban tear gas in the wake of police using the chemical crowd control agent on demonstrators protesting George Floyd’s death and police brutality. Reps. Mark Takano, D-Calif., Chuy Garcia, D-Ill., and Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., plan to introduce the Prohibiting Law Enforcement Use of Chemical Weapons Act in the House […]

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Schumer, Pelosi call on Trump to reopen Lafayette Square after George Floyd unrest: ‘Tear down these walls’

Mr. President, tear down this wall – around Lafayette Square. That’s the message from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to President Trump regarding the extra fencing erected in Washington, D.C.’s Lafayette Square following last week’s protests and riots in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody. […]

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As Images of Pain Flood TV, ‘Where Is Our Leader?’

After the tear gas was deployed and the protesting Americans muscled away from Lafayette Square just in time for Monday’s evening news, President Trump walked from the White House Rose Garden to St. John’s Church, took a Bible from his daughter’s luxury handbag and … just held it. As the Rev. Al Sharpton would say […]

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Park Police defends actions clearing protesters near White House, says ‘no tear gas was used’

The United States Park Police denied using tear gas to clear away protestors in Washington D.C.’s Lafayette Park on Monday before President Trump’s controversial visit to St. John’s Church. In a statement released on Tuesday by the USPP, the law enforcement agency said “no tear gas was used” when clearing a large of protestors from the area. […]

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Paris police unleash tear gas as rioters spark fires, hurl debris

Riot police in France were met with flying pieces of debris as they fired tear gas into a crowd of protesters in Paris that had gathered at an unauthorized assembly on Tuesday and had started fires. Thousands of people gathered to protest police militarization and racial injustice, according to The Associated Press. The Paris rally reportedly paid […]

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Backlash grows over use of tear gas against protesters prior to Trump’s walk to DC church

Democratic leaders on Monday criticized the use of tear gas against protesters in Washington D.C.’s Lafayette Square before President Trump walked through the area to visit St. John’s Church, which had caught on fire during last night’s demonstrations. Law enforcement officers deployed tear gas and shot rubber bullets to forcefully disperse the peaceful protesters prior to his visit, which […]

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For Workers, No Sign of ‘What Normal Is Going to Look Like’

Layoffs continue to tear through the country, enveloping more industries even as states take tentative steps toward reopening the economy, with the government reporting on Thursday that an additional 3.2 million jobless claims were filed last week. The weekly tallies have declined since reaching a peak of 6.9 million claims in late March, but the […]

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‘This Government is Lucky’: Coronavirus Quiets Global Protest Movements

HONG KONG — Tear gas no longer chokes Hong Kong’s skyscrapers, while protesters’ tents in downtown Beirut have been dismantled. In Delhi, the odd plastic fork and tattered blanket are all that remain of the sit-in that once throttled one of the city’s busiest highways. Around the globe, the coronavirus pandemic has stilled the anti-establishment protests […]

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Trump goes on tear against ‘Lamestream Media,’ clashes with MSNBC hosts

President Trump clashed with MSNBC personalities Tuesday morning as he went on a tear against the media and host Joe Scarborough in particular. “Watched the first 5 minutes of poorly rated Morning Psycho on MSDNC just to see if he is as ‘nuts’ as people are saying. He’s worse. Such hatred and contempt! I used to do […]

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‘Little People, Big World’ Preview: Matthew Admits He’s ‘Sad’ About Tearing Down The Treehouse

It’s the end of an era for the Roloffs. Matthew decides to tear down the family treehouse in this EXCLUSIVE ‘Little People, Big World’ preview because it’s ‘dangerous.’ “It’s a sad day for me,” Matthew Roloff admits in this EXCLUSIVE preview of the April 14 episode of Little People, Big World. “The day is finally […]

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